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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ELLIS, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. XCV.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 21st, 1881, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER GARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAW
<lb/>RENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-6" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOYAS CHAMBERS</hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>, Esq., one other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery of Newgate, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-11" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM ANDERSON"/>WILLIAM ANDERSON OGG</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-13" type="given" value="EDGAR ALEX"/>EDGAR ALEX. BAYLIS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JABEZ MCDIARMID</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLIS, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star (*) denotes that prisoners have been previously fa custody—two start (**) that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger (†) that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the'indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WALWYN</hi> (23)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILSON</hi> (31)</persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18811121-1-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>feloniously forging and uttering an order for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">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> </p>
<hi rend="italic">defended Walwyn.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-16" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BEATON</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler of 91, Long Acre—on 16th. August, Wilson and Walwyn came into my house accompanied by another man whom Walwyn called Captain Lee—Wilson asked me for apen and ink—he brought a cheque book out of his pocket, and wrote this cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">This was on the Henrietta Street, Covent Garden branch of the London and County Bank, dated 16th August, for</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable to G. Phillips, Esq., or order, by A. C. Bruce, and endorsed G. Phillips</hi>)—when he had written it he handed it to Captain Lee—there was a brougham at the door with a lady in it—he said "I often lent Captain Lee money, and he will pay"—he did not ask me to cash the cheque—Lee got into the brougham and left with the lady—the prisoners stayed in my house—the next day the lady brought the cheque and showed it to me—I recognised it as the one that Wilson had written at my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. The prisoners were in my house before Lee came in—they did not come in with him—I cannot swear whether Walwyn and Wilson entered together—Walwyn has been a customer—Wilson brought out the cheque book from his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson.</hi> I know Mr. Fulton, solicitor, of Long Acre—I do not recollect whether you asked for Mr. Fulton when you arrived at my house—you took an agreement out of your pocket and showed it to me—you said you wanted to see Mr. Fulton about it—you did not write a letter in my house—Lee and Walwyn may hare ordered something to drink—the cheque was not endorsed before Lee got into the carriage—after they had gone we had a conversation about air. Lowman—I heard that you held a good situation—you came in next morning—Lee did not</p>
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<p>hand you'the cheque—I saw you tear it out of the cheque book—it was a bluish green book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-17" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Wilton Place, Hans Place, Chelsea—on 16th August I was at Mr. Bead's in Long Acre, and a man named Lee spoke to me, and subsequently got into my brougham—he said some
<lb/>thing to me about a cheque, and I took him home, and Mrs. Cook, my landlady, gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it—this is tha cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I took it to the bank at Covent Garden, and it was returned to me as it is now marked "No account"—the endorsement was on it when I took it to the bank—I subsequently went to Beaton's to see if anything was known there about the cheque, and nothing was known about it—I have never seen Lee since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. It was on the following day I drove to Beaton's—I think it was the 16th August that Lee first spoke to me about the cheque and got into the brougham—it was half-past three when I left Beaton'a with Lee.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson.</hi> I arrived at Mr. Read's about 2 o'clock—I saw Lee on the opposite side of the road in Long Acre—I knew him well by sight, but not to speak to—he got into the carriage, and as I had to order a dress he left me, and said he had to see a friend, and he went to Mr. Beaton's—I did not see the cheque till he came back from Beaton's—he then said he had a cheque to change, and it was past four, and the banks were then closed—I drove him home, and asked my landlady to change it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-18" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN COOK</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Walton Place, Hans Place, Chelsea, and am the wife of Thomas Cook—on 16th August Miss Turner brought a man to my house, and gave me a cheque, and I gave her 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—the cheque has been returned from the bank marked no account.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-19" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am an ironmonger living at 37, Drury Lane—in August last Walwyn owed my father 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I had seen him once before,—on the 16th August he came to my shop, and brought me this cheque for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and said he had come to pay the debt which was due to my father (
<hi rend="italic">The cheque was on a similar form to the last, dated 16th August</hi>, 1881,
<hi rend="italic">"Pay Mr. Thomas P. Walwyn</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,"
<hi rend="italic">and signed Alexander C. Druci</hi>)—
<hi rend="italic">it was</hi> not endorsed at that time—I told him to do so, and he was Thomas P. Walwyn., 15, Stratford Place, Walworth—I gave him change—the cheque was sent in due course to the London and West-minster Bank, and was returned marked "No account"—he gave me the cheque before 1 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORT</hi>. I did not know Walwyn—I had seen him the day before—he had known my father for some time I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-20" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HICKS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Richard Hicks, of 33, Heron Road, Herne Hill—Walwyn lodged at my house for about four years, and left on 24th August, 1880—he was in debt to me then, and I detained his luggage in consequence—on the 8th August, 1880, he came for his luggage—I knew Wilson by sight, he had come with Walwyn on 12th July, 1880, and said he was Walwyn's solicitor—a man of the name of Newmarch came with him on 8th August, 1881—Walwyn said he was his cousin—Newmarch filled up this cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave it me in Walwyn's presence to redeem the luggage—he only filled in the body of the cheque—there was a signature there when he did so—I gave the luggage up—the cheque was presented in due course, and returned marked as it is now "No account" (this cheque was dated 28th August,</p>
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<p>signed Ernest Richardson, and endorsed William Hicks and H. W, Neville)—Walwyn said nothing as to who Richardson was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AYOBT</hi>. This was the exact amount that was due to me—I gave all the things up—some of them we had pawned, but I gave the tickets and the amount for which we pledged them to Newmarch, because Walwyn said he was not to be trusted with money—Walwyn said his uncle had given him the cheque, and Newmarch said his father had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson</hi>, There was no cheque offered on the 12th August when you came—you were not there when this cheque was offered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM RICHARD"/>WILLIAM RICHARD HICKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Heron Road, Herne Hill—Walwyn lodged with me for four years—he left on the 8th August, 1881—we detained his goods—on 24th August he came for his boxes with Newmarch, who gave us this cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he filled up the cheque; it was already signed; he represented himself as Walwyn's cousin—I presented the cheque, and it was returned dishonoured—Walwyn said he got the cheque from his uncle while he was lodging in our house—I saw Wilsou there, and in July, 1881, he came with Walwyn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. He would not have lodged with us for four years unless he had conducted himself well—he used to go out regularly to his employment in the morning and come back in the evening—I don't know what he has been doing since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. HICKS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). The signature to the cheque is rery much like Walwyn's writing, but I could not say—I have seen him write, and" know his writing very well—I have some doubt about this.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-22" type="given" value="CARLO"/>CARLO TOBBIANI</persName> </hi>. I keep a restaurant at 385, Euston Road—Warwyn came to my house on 10th August between 6 and 7 o'clock—he said one of his friends had sent hind with this cheque, and asked me to cash it—I said at first I had no change—he said Mr. Feesey had sent him a long way, and he asked me if I could give him half, and then I want upstairs and got the whole amount and gave it him, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the next day I took it to Covent Garden, and then it was returned marked "No account (
<hi rend="italic">This was a cheque on the same form as the others; drawn by Hamilton Moore, payable to and endorsed by Henry Wilson.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-23" type="given" value="BYRON"/>BYRON BLEWETT</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Leadenhall Street—I know Walwyn—in the beginning of August he called on me and gave me this cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he owed me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for medical attendance—I gave him a sovereign on account of the balance—he said he had been abroad and had returned, and his mother was paying his bills, and the cheques, were signed by his mother's solicitor—I remarked he must be an old man, because it was such old-fashioned hand writing—next day Newmarch brought me a note from Walwyn for the balance, which I gave him—I paid the cheque into the bank, and it was returned marked "No account". (
<hi rend="italic">This was on the waveform and purported to be drawn by Alexander C. Bruce</hi>.)
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBEBT HARDWIDGE</hi>. I am a cashier in the Covent Garden branch of the London and County Bank—we had a customer named William Draper, of the Pall Mall Restaurant—his account was closed in the spring of 1880—he had one of our cheque-books in the ordinary way—all these are cheques out of the book issued to Draper—all the signatures are forgeries—no such persons as Druce, Richardson, or Williamson had accounts with us.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson.</hi> The colour of the outside of the cheque
<lb/>book would be slightly green, pale.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-24" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DRAPER</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Regent Street—I formerly had an account at the London and County Bank, Covent Garden branch; it was closed last year—I had a cheque-book, and there were a number of unused cheques in it—I went into liquidation, and my cheque-books and pass-book were given to Messrs. Goode and Daniel, the accountants—at that time Walwyn was a clerk of theirs, and I gave him the cheque-book with the other books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. I think I handed the books over
<hi rend="smallCaps">OH</hi> 18th April—Walwyn was the only person I saw for some weeks—after some time some one else was appointed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I was formerly a clerk to Messrs. Goode and Daniel—they were the trustees to Mr. Draper's estate—I took charge of all his papers I could find—I missed a cheque-book from the papers; I first missed it in September this year—Walwyn was a clerk in the service of Messrs. Goode and Daniel for three years, and left at the end of June last year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. I brought Mr. Draper's books away from the Pall Mall after it was dosed to the office—there were three cheque-books of the London and County Bank—I did not miss this cheque-book till September.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>)I apprehended Wilson at a house at Fulham on 12th August at 12 o'clock at night—I told him he would be charged with others in forcing and uttering cheques—he asked me what evidence there was against him—I told him he was seen to write a cheque at Beaton's, in Long Acre—he said "On the day in question I was in the public-house talking to Beaton; I saw Lee with a woman in a cab; Walwyn was there also; I had nothing whatever to do with either of them; I might have had a drink with them, and that was all"—shortly after that he said "I never wrote out a cheque at Beaton's"—we searched the house at Fulham and also the man—we found a cash-box containing a number of letters which he said belonged to Walwyn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson</hi>, I asked you for Walwyn's cheque-book—you said you had no cheque-book there; you said you had a cash-box containing letters belonging to Walwyn, which we found, and some pawntickete—I don't recollect your saying that Walwyn had left them with you on the Saturday, as he was going abroad—I don't remember asking you to write something for me; I had a piece of paper with some writing on it which you said was yours—I don't recollect your writing it in my presence—I did not tear a piece of paper out of my pocket-book and lend you a pencil to write it with—I believe the paper was handed to Mr. Wontner at the police-court; it was not put in evidence; you pushed it in, and said that was your writing, but the cheque was not—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)is the paper—I may have said to Detective Berry "I hope Beaton has not made a mistake."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 29th August I was in charge at Marlborough Street Police-court—at the prisoners first hearing I heard Wilson say to Walwyn "You know that when we were in Beaton's you gave Lee a blank cheque, and he filled it in"—Walwyn said "I did not give Lee a blank cheque; I shall admit my share of the business and no more; I have passed some of the cheques, but I have never wrote a</p>
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<p>single one; you are as deep in the mud as I am in the mire, and I am as deep in the mire as you are in the mud"—"Wilson made no reply to that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AYORY</hi>. This conversation was in the gaoler's room adjoining the Court; while the prisoners were waiting for the case to be called on—I was standing close to them; they saw me, and spoke loud enough for me to hear—I took a note of it at the time (
<hi rend="italic">products it</hi>)—I took it directly after they had finished talking in the room—I will swear the words were not "Lee is as deep in the mud as you are in the mire, and you are as deep in the mire as Lee is in the mud."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson.</hi> I was with Inspector Tunbridge when you were arrested—I do not remember his saying "I hope Beaton has not made a mistake"—you asked if we had arrested Lee—I did not say "We are not taking much trouble after Lee; we have got you; you will do instead"—I have known you five or six years; you held a good position at one time—three years ago you were engaged at Simpson's dining rooms—I know nothing against you—I have not lately been tried on a criminal charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I don't know what Wilson has been doing since—Lee has never been in custody—I have been nearly nine years in the force—the charge against me was for an assault; I was acquitted, and the Judge said I left the Court without a stain on my character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) On 28th August last I saw Walwyn in custody at Scotland Yard—I told him I had a warrant for his arrest—I read the warrant to him relating to the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said "Yes, it is quite right; I should like to know who has rounded on me; no one but my personal friends could have known. I never wrote the cheque, or any one of them; I will stand to what I have done, but not for what others have done. I have passed some of the cheques, but have not written one of them. George Wilson, of 82, Claybrook Road, Fulham, is the man that wrote them, and a man named Lee was with us in Long Acre when some of them were written"—I made this note at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to put in the statement made by Walwyn before the Magistrate.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected, as it did not appear to be a statement referring to this particular charge as stated in the caption, but to several charges set forth in the depositions.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered the objection good, and excluded the statement.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson, in his defence, alleged that he was at Beaton's on business of Ms own; that while there Walwyn and Lee, whom he had known some years, came in; that Lee asked him to lend him</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to go home with the lady; that he declined, and that Lee took away the cheque; and that he never had the cheque in, his possession, the only writing he did was to write a letter at the bar.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted with
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</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. BURN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Newmarch.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">There were
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<interp inst="t18811121-2-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>no evidence was offered.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each of
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<lb/>ing acceptances to two bills of exchange for 649
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18811121-8-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18811121-9-offence-1 t18811121-name-45"/>Junior Army and Navy Stores, Limited</persName>, his masters.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-18811121 t18811121-9-punishment-9"/>Discharged on Recognizances.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November 21st</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">R. COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-47" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA VENNER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to Mr. Eade, who keeps the Red Lion, Cow Cross Street—on November 7th, about 4.15 p.m., I served the prisoner with twopennyworth of rum; he gave me a half-crown—I gave him the change, and placed it in an empty bowl—I afterwards found it was bad, and called out "Here!" as the prisoner left—he ran away, and Mr. Thompson went after him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am sure you are the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-48" type="given" value="WILLAM"/>WILLAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a packing-case maker, of Hornsey Road—on 7th February I was in the Red Lion, heard that a man had passed a bad coin, and ran out and saw the prisoner; he ran down Falkman's Alley, and I lost sight of him for a minute, but saw him again running in the court 100 yards ahead of me—I called "Stop thief!" and he was stopped—I took him by his collar; he said "For God's sake let me go"—I said "You must go back with me"—I took him to the shop, and Miss Venner identified him, and he was given in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say "For God's sake let me get at him"—you had an apron on, which made you more conspicuous—no one else was running in the court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-49" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK EADE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Red Lion—on the evening of 7th Novem
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<p>Alley, 12 or 15 yards off—the barmaid gave me this half-crown; I gave it to the policeman—I afterwards met the prisoner in Thompson's charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-50" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RAWLINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 383). On 7th November, about 4.15, I was called to the Bed Lion, and found the prisoner detained there—the landlord gave him into my custody for passing the bad half-crown, which he gave me—he said "I have not been in the house before"—I found on him two shillings, a sixpence, and fourpence—going to the station, as we passed the House of Correction, Cold Bath Fields, he said "Why, that is the House of Correction; that is where I
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I admit having the 15 months, but I am not the man who changed the bad half-crown. I never was in the public-house at all. They have made a mistake."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had just come out from 15 months. I was going home with 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on me, and went to have something to drink, and met a man, and we had a few words. I was in the house three days, and could not come out.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of a like offence at this Court in August</hi>, 1880.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-53" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM MARLER</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Bull's Head, New Oxford Street—on 2nd November, about 3.30,1 served the prisoner with threepennyworth of brandy, and he gave me a half-crown; I put it on a tray where the silver is kept, and gave her the change—no other half-crowns were there—I afterwards saw the barmaid sounding a half-crown—Mr. Clark's attention was called to it, and he found it bad—I then told him where the half-crown was, which I had taken from the prisoner, and that was found to be bad—both were given to the constable—no one came in with her, or while she was there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-54" type="given" value="LOUISE"/>LOUISE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. On 2nd November I was barmaid at the Bull's Head, when the prisoner came in and two men with her—she called for drink'for the three, a glass of stout, twopenny worth of whisky, and two
<lb/>pennyworth of gin—both the men partook of the drink—the prisoner tendered a half-crown—I called Mr. Clark and saw him bend it—he said "Is this yours, have you any more?"—I don't remember what she said, but she offered him a good shilling, he did not take it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not take the half-crown from your hand, it laid on the counter before you—you did not speak—I could scarcely hat what you said when you called for the drink (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner had lost her voice</hi>)—your voice was very thick.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLARK</persName> </hi>. I keep the Bull's Head, New Oxford Street—on 2nd November my attention was called to this coin; I found it was bad, and said to the prisoner "Is this yours?"—she made no answer—I said "Have you any more of them?" and at that time Marler called my attention to a coin which he had just taken—I garotte prisoner in custody with the coins—these are them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-56" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RENDLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 65). On 3rd November, about 3.15, I was called to the Bull's Head, took the prisoner, and secured these coins—I</p>
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<p>asked her how she became possessed of them—she made no reply—when the inspector read the charge to her at the station she said "It is a story"—her utterance was not quite so bad as it is to-day—I received a half-crown from Pearce the next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-57" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE GILUGAN</persName> </hi>. I searched the prisoner at the police-station and found on her a shilling, three sixpences, a threepenny piece, and four
<lb/>pence halfpenny, all good—while searching her I heard something drop, like a heavy coin—no one else was in the cell—I told the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were searched in the same cell where the policeman found the coin—you were there all night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-58" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PEARCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 94). On 3rd November, about 10.20, when the prisoner left the cell, which she alone had occupied during the night, I searched it and found this half-crown under the seat in the sawdust—I handed it to the inspector on duty—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you taken out of that cell—I had swept out the cell the previous morning, and no prisoner had been in it either day or night—I have not heard if any doctor saw you in any cell—I found the coin immediately you were taken out of the cell—it was cell No. 1.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>"WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these two coins are bad and from the same mould—this half-crown picked up in the cell is bad and from the same mould as the other two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence stating that she was the dupe of the men who were with her, who gave her the half-crowns for a ring.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of feloniously uttering counterfeit coin in August</hi>, 1875.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSES. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-61" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD UPJOHN</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of 135, Edgware Eoad—on Saturday, 8th October, about 8 o'clock, I sold the prisoner a watch-key, which came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he put down a half-crown and I gave him a florin—he left and then I found the half-crown was bad—I kept it separate and gave it to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have not the slightest doubt about your identity—I saw you in the dock at the police-court and recognised you in a moment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-62" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am the postmaster at 24, Albion Street, Paddington—on 11th October, about 3.45, I served the prisoner with four shillings and sixpence worth of stamps—he gave me a half-crown and two shillings—I told him the half-crown was bad, and broke it—he said that he had no more money—I gave him one portion back, followed him, and gave him in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-63" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL KIBBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 276). Jackson pointed out the prisoner to me—I followed him and he ran—I was in uniform—I caught him about five yards off and told him the charge—he said "lam innocent"—I said "Give me the half-crown that you uttered at Mr. Jackson's shop," and he gave me this piece—I also produce another half-crown uttered to Upjohn.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in April</hi>, 1874.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>produce a certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">This certified the conviction of
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<hi rend="italic">for stealing brown holland, having been previously convicted of felony. Sentence, five years' penal servitude. </hi>) The prisoner is the person—I identify him by his appearance, and I have seen his photograph—his licence was broken in July, 1880, when he was sentenced tothree months' hard labour for an assault, and he was sent back to do the remainder of his ticket, and he was discharged from Brixton on 19th June, 1880—I have not the slightest doubt that he is the same man—he was in my custody, and I had opportunities of observing his appearance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY.</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-12-18811121 t18811121-12-punishment-12"/>Fifteen Monty Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-13-18811121" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CUMMINGS</hi> (15)</persName>
<rs id="t18811121-13-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18811121-13-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH</hi> Moss. I was a fruiterer at 39, Crown Street, Soho—on 30th October, at 6 p.m., I served the prisoner with one pound of walnuts—he gave me a half-crown and I gave him two shillings and threepence change, and put the half-crown in my pocket with some coppers—there was no other silver there—I got my lamp in about a quarter of an hour and then found the coin bad, and took it to Marlborough Street Police-station and gave it to Gethen—I saw Emma Stofiford in custody that evening at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-68" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GETHEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 4th October, about 6.30, Moss brought this half-crown to the station—on 14th October, when the prisoner was discharged in another case, I took Kim in custody for uttering a bad half-crown to Mrs. Windsor, ant for uttering another half-crown—he said "All right, if know what you mean; I picked them up in the street wrapped up in a piece of tissue paper—I found nothing on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-69" type="surname" value="STOFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-69" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA STOFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 70, Dudley Street—on 4th October, about 6.30, the prisoner came up to me in prown Street, Soho, and said, "Emma, I want you to go and get me a pennyworth of aniseed"—I knew him—he gave me a cup and a half-crown—J went to Mrs. Windsor's, asked for the aniseed, and gave her the half-crown—she said that it was bad, and asked me who gave if to me—I said, "John Cummings"—she told me to go and fetch him—I went out to him and said, "Mrs. Windsor wants you"—he said, I aren't a coming"—I said, "Come on, she wants to speak to you"—he said, "I nave had some words with Mrs. Windsor, and I will not go into her house"—I said, "It is a bad half-crown"—he said, "My sister Louie gave it to me"—I was taken to the station, charged, and discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-70" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WINDSOR</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the George public-house—on 4th October I served Stofford with some aniseed—she gave me half-crown; I bent it slightly and gave her in custody—she said that she received it from Johnny Cummings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-71" type="surname" value="MCCAWLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-71" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MCCAWLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 381). Mrs. Windsor gave Stofford into my custody with this bad half-crown—she was taken to the station; Moss brought another half-crown there, and in consequence of what he said she was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-72" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> My sister gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to get 1lb. of sausages, and I picked up a parcel in tissue paper with two half-crowns in it; I paid one for 11b. of walnuts, and the man bounced it on the ground and said</p>
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<p>it was all right. I gave the other to my sister. She afterwards gave me a half-crown to get some aniseed for the baby, but I did not go into the public-house myself because I am a teetotaler.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-13-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-13-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HART</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18811121-14-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18811121-14-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-14-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-74" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am single, and serve at the King's Cross Station of the Metropolitan Railway—on 7th October, about noon, I served the prisoner with some brandy; he gave me a bad half-crown; I broke a small piece off it in the tester, gave it back to him, and told him it was bad—he said, "Oh," and gave me a good florin, and I gave him change—I kept the piece and gave it to the manager.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-75" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA EVERARD</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at Spiers and Pond's refreshment-room, Midland Railway—on 7th October the prisoner asked me for some brandy—I gave him sixpennyworth—he gave me a bad half-crown—I bent it in a brass tester, and returned it to him; he gave me a florin, and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I told Foley.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-76" type="surname" value="FOLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter employed by Spiers and Pond—on 7th October, a little after 2 p.m., the last witness pointed out the prisoner to me half way down the platform—lie met a woman at the corner of the booking-office, and they passed through there—I spoke to Mr. Claridge, who followed them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-77" type="given" value="LEWIS HETRY"/>LEWIS HETRY CLARIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am refreshment manager at St. Pancras Railway Station—on 7th October, about 2.30, Foley spoke to me and pointed out the prisoner and a female; they loitered about and passed through the subway into the street, and walked along the Euston Road to the Euston Station—I followed them and did not lose sight of them; they went to the departure platform, and I spoke to Mr. Perry, the manager of the refreshment-rooms, and then watched them to the refresh
<lb/>ment-bar—the woman remained outside, and the prisoner went to the bar in the hall—I went to the other bar and spoke to the barmaid Ellam, and from what I heard I returned to the bar in the hall and detained the prisoner—he was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-78" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ELLAM</persName> </hi>. I serve at the refreshment-bar at Euston Station on the platform, not in the hall—on 7th October, about 2.30, the prisoner gave me half-a-crown for some brandy—I put it in the till where there was no other half-crown, and gave him a florin change, and he left—Mr. Perry came almost immediately and spoke to me, and called my attention to the half-crown in the till—I took it out; it was bad, and the one I took from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure there was no other half-crown in the till; I had cleared it a few minutes before, and had not taken one since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-79" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE CONWAY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the refreshment bar in the hall at Euston Station—on 7th October, about 2.30,1 served the prisoner with a glass of brandy, which came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me an old half-crown; I gave nim a florin in change, and put it in the till—there were other half-crowns there—Mr. Perry afterwards came and took this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) out of the till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was not mixed with other half-crowns; it was at the top—it is an old one, of William IV.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-80" type="surname" value="PERCY"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-80" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT PERCY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the refreshment-bar, Euston Station—on 7th October Mr. Claridge spoke to me, and I went into the bar on</p>
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<p>the platform, spoke to Miss Ellam, and took a half-crown out of the till, and called her attention to it—there was other silver there, but I cannot say what—I gave the coin to a policeman; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I had seen the prisoner coming out of the bar—I then went to the other bar in the hall, spoke to Miss Con way, and took this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from the till—I then saw Mr. Claridge, and the prisoner was given in custody—I gave the coins to the policeman—I counted the money in the evening, and there were no bad coins.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-81" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-81" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ELTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 325). On 7th October, about 2.30, Mr. Claridge gave the prisoner into my custody, and I said, "You are given in charge for passing a bad half-crown"—he said, "I never had any bad money"—I searched him and found 10 florins, two shillings, sixpence, a threepennypieces, and twopence-halfpenny in bronze all good—the charge was read over to him at the station, and he said, "It is false; I never was at the Midland Railway Station"—Mr. Perry gave me these two half-crowns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-82" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and I have no doubt that the coin which was broken was bad; it requires great force to bend a good half-crown; it would very likely break the brass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I went to the Midland Station to see a friend off for Nottingham. I was suffering from diarrhea, which was the reason I had the brandy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-14-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-18811121 t18811121-14-punishment-13"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—Tuesday,
<hi rend="italic">November 22nd</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER STAFFORD</hi> (29)</persName>
<rs id="t18811121-15-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18811121-15-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-15-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Feloniously having in their possession 41 threepenny stamps which had been mutilated.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSES</hi>. MONTAGU
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Louis;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSES. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVOEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Stafford.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-85" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-85" type="surname" value="PARSONS"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-85" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA PARSONS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Arthur Parsons, a butler—I did live at 9, Spencer Street, Battersea; I have moved since—on 11th August, 1879, Mrs. Louis came and took a room there, an ante-room, as a small office on the ground floor, in the name of Mrs. Jenner—she said she wanted to advertise a patented medicine and to answer her correspondents—a Mr. Brown was with her, who she said was her traveller and agent—it was Stafford—he heard what she said—no one slept on the premises—there was no bed in the room—it was only fitted up as a small office—at first they came there once or twice a week, but afterwards every day—sometimes Mrs. Louis came and sometimes Mr. Brown—the rent was 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—sometimes Mrs. Louis paid it, and Mr. Brown paid it once or twice—letters came there addressed to Dr. Jenner and John Jenner, Esq.—sometimes the letters were given to Mrs. Louis, sometimes to Mr. Brown—they continued to occupy the office for 12 months—I then told Mrs. Louis that I wanted to let three rooms on the floor, and she allowed me to let the room, and said she would pay me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week for taking in letters, which she did—a young man called for letters but I refused to give them up to any one but her—I always gave them</p>
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<p>to her, and she always paid me, up to the time of the police coming—I did not know where she or Brown lived—I first knew that her name was Louis, I think, in 1879, but I cannot speak positively—she told me that her name was Louis, but the name of the patentee was Jenner—this is the rent-book in which the payments are entered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. The rooms were taken in the name of James Jenner—she represented that her husband was an invalid—the police came on Friday, 2nd September—I saw Mrs. Louis on the Friday night; she asked if any one had called, and I said "Yes," but I was not at liberty to tell her what about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I saw Stafford on the Saturday night—I told him that the police had been with a search warrant, and had looked into my cupboards—he said he thought I could tell him more—I told him to go to the police-station and they would tell him—I knew at that time that the police were watching about the place—I did not mention that to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When Mrs. Louis came on 2nd September, I think it was between 8 and 9 o'clock in the evening, she came down the basement steps; she was not there a moment—she said she had not been well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-86" type="surname" value="BOWE"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-86" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BOWE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Rowe, a gardener, of 74, Gale Street, Chelsea—about July, 1880, I let a room to Mr. Freeman, the prisoner Stafford—it was a back bedroom on the first floor—he asked the rent—I said 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but I let it to him at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I believe he paid me the rent three weeks; he never slept in the room—I told him I would take his letters in if he liked for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—he agreed tg that—he told me his name was Freeman—letters came in that name—at first he came every night and morning, and at last nearly every night—I gave him the letters—some persons from wholesale patent medicine vendors sent orders, and I told Freeman, and he brought me one large bottle and three small ones to give them—the large one was there when the officers came—I asked him to give my little boy one of the small ones, and he said I might take one of them if I would take care of the stamp and the wrapper—I used about half of that bottle—the wrapper was there when the officers came, and I gave it to them—I did not see Mrs. Louis till about six weeks before they were taken into custody—I believe she came every night; she came with Mr. Freeman, and he took the letters—I did not know where they lived.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18811121-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-87" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t18811121-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WELLS</persName> </hi>. I live at Langton Street, and act as agent to Mr. Turner, landlord, of 9, Shalcomb Street, Chelsea—I collect the rents for that house—it is a 12-roomed house of 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year; I let it to Mrs. Louis three years and two months ago—Mr. Turner let it to her by agreement—I collected the rent afterwards—I saw Mrs. Louis on every occasion; she paid the rent—I never knew what profession she was—the house was let at first to her and her mother, Mrs. Louis and Mrs. Welsh the mother is still living there—the prisoner paid the rent—no one else lived in the house to my knowledge—I have seen Stafford at the house several times, but not to interfere with the house—I knew nothing of patent medicines being made there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I was examined before the Magis
<lb/>trate—I saw a man named Sutton there in the dock—I saw Sutton at the house and go down in the basement several times and go out again, not to stop in the house—I have known Mrs. Louis three years and two months—I have always considered her to be very respectable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-88" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BUSS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Messrs. Edwards and Co., patent medicine vendors, Queen Victoria Street, City—they were in the habit of dealing with Mrs. Louis for Jenner's essence of phosphorus and char
<lb/>coal—I produce an order of 15th August for two dozen bottles at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid for it—the receipt is signed S. A. Louis, 9, Spencer Street, Battersea Park—on the 16th there were also three dozen at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—at the end of August some of the medicines were returned from one of our customers, and Mrs. Louis was communicated with by Mr. Kentish, and we received these letters from her (
<hi rend="italic">These expressed surprise at the communication, and requested to be informed in what respect the stamps were improperly charged; also stating that she was ill and unable to leave her room and stating that she would send other bottles in lieu of those improperly stamped</hi>)—on Monday, the 5th, the boy Grindley brought some bottles for the purpose of being exchanged, with this letter from Mrs. Louis—I gave him the bottles we had received from Mrs. Louis; those he brought were properly stamped—I did not write to Mrs. Louis myself; the manager, Mr. Kentish, did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. We had sold this patent medicine for Mrs. Louis for several years; we had not a large sale for it—it is not unusual for patent medicines to have a doctor's name to it, like Dr. Townsend's Sarsaparilla, Dr. Buchan's pills, and Dr. Coffin's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. We sell patent medicines largely—we have sold Dr. Freeman's syrup of phosphorus for years, not to any extent—Dr. Jenner's is the more popular of the two.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-89" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KENTISH</persName> </hi>. I am chief warehouseman in the service of Edwards and Co.—I did not hear from a customer that some of these bottles had been improperly stamped—I was away—it was the chief clerk in the counting-house—I did not see the letter that was sent—I don't know how many bottles we had in stock—they were taken possession of by the officers—we had several in stock that had been received from Mrs. Louis.
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY GRINDLEY</hi>. I am employed at Fenning's Wharf, Tooley Street—on the evening of 5th September about half-past five or a quarter to six I was in Queen Victoria Street, and met Stafford—I did not know him before—he had a bag resting on the ground—he asked me if I would take the bag into Thames Street just down the steps—he pointed out the place and gave me a note—I went there, and the people there took some bottles from the bag, and told me to go round to the Queen Victoria Street entrance, and I there signed the receipt and put in some other bottles—I then went to where I had left Stafford, and gave him the bag—he gave me 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a glass of ale—when I gave him the bag he said "Did anybody follow you?"—I said I did not see anybody—lie said "I thought I saw somebody"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 5th September I received instructions to keep watch on Messrs. Edwards warehouse in Queen Victoria Street—I saw Stafford standing in a doorway almost immediately opposite the back entrance of Messrs. Edwards's premises in Thames Street—in about five minutes Grindley came out of Messrs. Edwards's premises carrying a bag—he joined Stafford, and gave him the bag, and they both went into the Blackfriars public-house, and had something to drink, and Stafford gave the bag over the counter to the barman—they then left together; Grindley went away, and Stafford went up Holboro, and went to a public-house, where he joined Mrs. Louis—I then lost sight of them</p>
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<p>for a time—about 6 o'clock I saw Stafford go to the Blackfriars public-house, and get back the bag—he then went by the Metropolitan Railway to King's Road, Chelsea—he got out at Sloane Square, and joined Mrs. Louis in King's Road, and both went together to 9, Shalcomb Street, where I left them for the night—next evening, Tuesday, I saw Stafford come into No. 9, Shalcomb Street, about 6 o'clock—the police and Mr. Link, of the Inland Revenue authorities, had taken possession of the house at that time, and I was there with a search warrant—we got access through the next house, and over the garden wall; the back door was open—there was no one in the house—I went through the house with Mr. Link—we found a great number of bottles of different sizes, and loose stamps cut—Mr. link made a more careful search than I did—we found some charcoal in a foot bath, with a stick to stir it up—some bottles were filled with it—there was a bed-room on the ground floor, and I should say the bed had been slept in by two persons—after Mr. Link had made a list of the stamps and other things, we waited to see who would come to the house—Stafford was the first to arrive, about six in the evening—he knocked at the door, and was let in by a police officer in uniform—he was given into custody—he was shown the bottles and loose stamps—Mr. Link told him he would be given into custody for having these mutilated stamps in his possession, and being concerned with Airs. Louis—he said he was very sorry, he did not know anything about it—I took him to the station, searched him, and found these papers among other things; a deposit note for 10/., three or four shillings, a postcard from Newberry's for a dozen of syrup of phosphorus at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., addressed to Mr. Freeman, Gale Street, and an envelope from Roberta and Co. of Cow Cross Street—Mrs. Louis arrived at the house about half an hour after Stafford—I believe one of the officers let her in—I was in the back kitchen with Stafford, and did not hear what passed—Sutton afterwards came—I searched him, and found on him a shilling and 12 duplicates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I had not made Sutton's acquaint
<lb/>ance before: I knew that there were a lot of convictions against him—I believe he has been convicted at this Court for forging trade marks on pianofortes—the police knew him as a swindler and a quack doctor—I believe he came out of prison in February last—I did not hear Mrs. Louis tell Stafford that he ought to have taken the medicine to Edwards himself and not have sent the boy with it—Sutton was charged before the Magistrate on this charge and discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. Sutton was charged with defrauding the revenue by having mutilated stamps in his possession—I think he made no reply.</p>
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<lb/>berry and Sons, patent medicine vendors, 1, King Edward Street, New
<lb/>gate Street—on Tuesday, 6th September, about four or half-past a hoy brought in a bag 12 bottles of Freeman's syrup of phosphorus at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I spoke to Mr. Pickering, the chief clerk, and from what he said I took in the bottles—this is one of our printed forms upon which orders are sent out—I did not pay for the bottles—I gave them to Cross, the officer, next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. Messrs. Newberry do a considerable business in patent medicines—I don't know how long we have been selling Dr. Freeman's syrup of phosphorus—I have had it before me on other occasions—I merely received them—I examined the stamps of that</p>
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<p>lot—that was not in consequence of instructions which I had received—I looked at the stamps in the course of business—it is the practice to look at the stamps of patent medicines on each occasion—I had examined the stamps on each occasion, and if the stamps had not been correct I should have given notice to my employer—this was the first occasion on which I had given notice of improper stamping to my employer—I don't know how many times Dr. Freemans's syrup of phosphorus has passed through my hands—I have been there three years—I examined the stamps and never observed anything wrong until this occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I marked some of these.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-92" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GAGE</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Messrs. Newberry—I was there on the afternoon of 6th September, and I remember about 4 or a little after a man whom I afterwards knew as Sutton coming in to be paid for the 12 bottles of Freeman's syrup—I paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me this receipt, which he brought with him all ready. (
<hi rend="italic">This had on it the stamp of Dr. Freeman, 74, Cale Street, and the date 5th was altered to 6th.</hi>)Sutton did not say who he was—he said he called for the money—the goods had been left by the boy down in the basement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CROSS</persName> </hi> (City Detecitive). On Tuesday, 6th September, I was directed to watch Messrs. Newberry's premises—I first saw Sutton at about 5 in the evening standing on the opposite side of the street with two black bags in his hand—I did not know anything about him at that time, but shortly afterwards he was pointed out to me at the Blackfriars Tavern by Mr. Pickering as the man who had been in to receive the money from Newberry's—Stafford and Mrs. Louis were then with him—they were all three drink in together—they then went down to the boat at Blackfriars, and Stafford took three tickets to Chelsea, and they went on the boat there—after they got off the boat they went some distance, and then all three went into the Blantyre public-house and stopped there a short time—when they left Sutton and Mrs. Louis wen one way and Stafford another—they went up to the stores and did a bit of shopping there—I saw staff
<lb/>ford go 9, Shalcomb Street, and afterwards I saw Mrs. Louis go there—on the following morning 12 bottles of Freeman's syrup were handed to me at Newberry's—I delivered them to the officer of the Inland Revenue.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-94" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PICKERING</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at Messsres. Newberry's—I remember the order for 12 bottles of Freemans's syrup being given and executed—the boy delivered them—I saw the bottles afterwards and examined them—I found they only contained one half of a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Stamp—I marked one of them, and it was delivered up to Cross—I then discoverd we had something under a dozen of the same preparation in stock, and they were improperly stamped—I can't say if some of them were properly stamped—the improperly stamped ones were placed aside, and we after
<lb/>wards affixed the proper stamps and sold them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-95" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I have been living at 7, Shalcomb Street, next door to No. 9, for about two years—I have seen the prisoners occupying No. 9—I have seen them and Dr. Sutton going in and out about three or four times a day sometimes—I know nobody else living there lately—two or three years ago the lady's mother used to be there, but I have not seen her lately—on 6th September I noticed Stafford leave the house about 10 in the morning with a black bag—I met him with Mrs. Louis—Sutton was often in and out, oftener than them a good deal.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-96" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN LINK</persName> </hi>. I am an officer in the stamp department at Somerset House—on Saturday, 3rd September, I obtained a warrant to search No. 9, Spencer Street—I found some letters there addressed to Dr. Jenner, but nothing else material to the case—on Tuesday, the 6th September, I went to 9, Shalcomb Street, with the police officer, and made a careful search of the place—in a room on the ground floor I found 18 small bottles of Jenner's essence, and two large ones—I have them here, and six small wrappers of the small Jenners with half a stamp on—I have examined them all; they have all half a threepenny stamp; they ought to have had the full threepenny stamp—the two large Jenners at is. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. ought to have a sixpenny stamp or sixpennyworth of stamps—they had one threepenny stamp, and the half of another cut longways, which covered the edge of the other so as to conceal it—the 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. one had a stamp cut vertically, and the other was put over the edge of it—I also found three half stamps and one whole one—they were wet stamps, which had been removed from bottles and put on blotting-paper to dry in one of the rooms in the basement—I found there a clean half of a three
<lb/>penny stamp, which I produce—I also found the die for stamping Free
<lb/>man's address in Cole Street—I also produce the licence to sell found there of Mrs. Sarah Ann Louis, of 9, Spencer Street, dated 27th October, 1880—I found a quantity of Freeman's syrup of phosphorus in course of preparation, and a number of bottles—at that time no one was in the house—Stafford was the first to come; he let himself in with a latch key—I told him that I was an officer of the Inland Revenue, and I should charge him with mutilating the stamps and defrauding the revenue, which was a felony, and he must consider himself in custody, and I handed him over to the police officer who I had there for the purpose—he said he was very sorry for it—he brought in with him two black bags; there was a bundle of wood in one—Sutton came about half an hour afterwards, and was arrested—Mrs. Louis came in about a quarter of an hour after Sutton—she was considerably confused, and said "What does it all mean, what is it all about?" and after that she said, entirely of her own accord, "It is that boy Hall that has done this"—she said he was discharged, but she did not say when—I have produced to-day the 12 bottles of Freeman's syrup sold to Newberry; all of those contain the half stamp; also those from Barclay's, nine of the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and nine of the 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and one large one at 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of Jenner's; also from Lynch's, seven 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of Freeman's, and nine of Jenner's; and from May Roberts and Company two 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of Freeman's and six of Jenner's; and from Sangers' six 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of Freeman's and two 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and from Edwards's five of Freeman's 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and three 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and nine 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of Jenner's—I have examined the whole of them, they all contain the half stamp instead of the full stamp, cut across, and the is. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. have one stamp and a half cut vertically—the 11". 9rf. from Barclay's has two complete three
<lb/>penny stamps and two halves, making it appear as if there were four stamps, but making up 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; it ought to have 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps—the stamps have no right to be cut at all; they are issued with proper amounts for the different medicines—I found this order from Barclay's on the premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crosn-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATTEWS</hi>. The revenue would be defrauded about three halfpence a bottle—when I charged Stafford with defrauding the revenue he did not ask what I meant—I did not say so before the Magis
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<p>said "I am not sure whether he said 'I am sorry for it,' or' I am sorry to hear it'"—the solicitor seemed to prefer the work, "to hear it," and I thought it did not signify a bit.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-97" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GROVE</persName> </hi>. I am employed at Messrs. Barclay's, wholesale patent medicine vendors—this is an order sent by our firm for one dozen 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Jenners, and one 1 It. ditto—I received them from Mrs. Louis—they were paid for in another department—these are the bottles—I subsequently gave them up to Mr. link—I recognise the 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. bottle, it is an unusual shape, and it was the only 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. one that Mrs. Louis delivered.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bottles of Freeman's syrup were handed over to the Inland Revenue, not by me—I am not the warehouse
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bottles of Freeman's—I did not receive them, I found them in stock—I sent them to Somerset House—I also produce a receipt for one dozen Jenners at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and half a dozen at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I received those from Mrs. Louis, and she signed this receipt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of the
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; it was given to him in cash, and these bills of the Globe Parcels Express were handed him with the money; after that the bills were brought back by the prisoner, receipted as they are now, "Paid J. Herchelwood and Co. per J. Collins"—I don't know the writing; I had never seen it or that name</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 7th June, with these bills which I have in my hand, making that amount, and they were brought back to me by the prisoner, receipted in the same manner by the same name—on the 23rd September I handed him another sum of 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and the bills making that amount, and they were returned by the prisoner—I placed those bills on a file in the office—I have searched for them and cannot find them; these are copies of the bills I gave him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It is not usual for a collector to call; I send the money on—I will swear no collector called on me in July about this money—no collector has called on me at all; I swear that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the total of this first bill—the receipt is not my signature, and I know nobody by the name of Collins in the office—I did not receive on the 23rd September the sum of 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in respect of a batch of bills—I have never seen the prisoner call to pay bills; I do not know him—the last witness paid an amount to me once; that is the only time I remember receiving it—usually our collector called at the Great Northern office and collected it himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-113" type="given" value="SYDNEY"/>SYDNEY SNEE</persName> </hi>. I am collector for the Globe Parcels Express—I have called at the Crutch ed Friars office of the Great Northern Company—I did not call in May: I called in July for amounts due; I saw Mr. Tozer there—I have never seen the prisoner before—I cannot exactly remember what the amounts were; they had been due before July; I did not receive them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Tozer said he had business in St. Paul's Church-yard, and would bring it when he came; he never brought it, and the amount has never been paid; it is still due.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TOZER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The last witness never saw me when he called; he has mistaken some one for me—
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Snee:</hi> I am certain he is the gentleman—the accounts were settled on 3rd September up to the 18th of July.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner upon the warrant for embezzlement to which he has pleaded guilty—he confessed to that as he has done to-day, and gave me a list of other matters—he said "I did not receive the sum of 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Mr. Tozer," and he further said "I do not know where the office of the Globe Parcels Express is; I was never there"—he also said" All the sums I have taken are in that list, and they are all small sums."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner handed in a written defence, which was a repetition of his denial as to receiving the sums in question.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TOZER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner's statement is not true—I am sure I gave him these sums in March, July, and September—these sums do not appear in any book; I do not enter daily cash—the vouchers for these sums would be the receipted bills—I am sure he is the person to whom I gave these particular sums, and I received back from him the receipts—I keep a record, and as soon as I find the money is right I destroy the paper—I have no cash-book here; I do not enter the sums in that—I do not receive definite sums from the cashier, only small sums from the public, and when I have enough in hand I send and pay the accounts—we always balance our cash every day—the prisoner handed to</p>
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<p>me money which appeared to be due from his book, and I signed his book—the Globe Express do not collect from my office; I sent the money on to them.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd,</hi> 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-22-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-118" type="given" value="RICHARD JAMES"/>RICHARD JAMES BLAKE</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer, of 141, Hampstead Road——on the 25th October the prisoner tendered me a bad naif-crown for some note paper and envelopes—I gave him in custody; he was charged and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-119" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 393). Mr. Blake gave the prisoner into my custody—he said that he knew where he got the coin, but did not name any one—the charge was read to him, and he said "I got it from a man in the market—he was remanded to the 27th, and then discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-121" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOSSIE</persName> </hi>, I assist Mr. Morris—on 29th October the prisoner came in, and the last witness spoke to me—I spoke to Mr. Morris, who went round—I don't know whether the prisoner saw that, but he ran out—I ran alter him, calling "Stop thief"—I was not present when he was taken, as I had to go back to the shop—he was brought there in four or five minutes, and I gave the florin to Tyler.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on him; he refused his address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin and a bad half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received the coins in the Market; I am a porter there. I have an honest character.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>dered me this half-crown for twopenny worth of citrate of magnesia—I saw that it was bad and said, "Have you any smaller change?"—he said that he had no other money—I gave him in charge with the coin, but the case was not proceeded with.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-127" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BROWN</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a provision shop at 2, Clement's Inn Passage—on 28th October, between 3 and 4 p.m., I served the prisoner with a pennyworth of bread and a pennyworth of butter—he gave me a florin; I put it in my purse where I had only shillings and sixpences, and gave him the change—lie came again next day about 1.30, for some more bread and butter, and gave me a florin; I put it into the same purse; there was no other florin there or any large money—I went to the Meat Market between 2 and o'clock, tendered both the florins, and they were both bad—I described the prisoner to my. son Thomas, and on 30th October he called me into the shop, and I found the prisoner there—my husband sent for a policeman, who asked me in the prisoner's presence whether I recognised, him as the one who passed the two florins—I said "Yes," and the prisoner said that he did not know they were bad—these are them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-128" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—on 30th October, about 5.45 p.m., I served the prisoner with some boiled bacon, which came to 2 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown; it was bad—he said, "I will pay you if you don't like to take it"—I said, "No, all right, I will get you some change"—I told my father, and the prisoner was given in custody—my mother had described some one to me—this is the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You offered me a shilling, but I did not take it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-129" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARSONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 464). I was called to this shop and took the prisoner—I asked him if he knew the half-crown was bad—he said "No"—I found on him 3 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a shilling—I said, "Why did you tender the half-crown when you had smaller change?"—he said, "I don't know"—Mrs. Brown gave me these two florins in the prisoner's presence, and said, "I recognise this man as passing one yesterday and one the day before"—he said nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins and half-crown are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I assure you I did not know it was bad."</p>
<hi rend="italic">'This prisoner, in his defence, stated that he received the coins for newspapers which he sold in the streets.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prossecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-132" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WITTENBERG</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Thomas Hodges, a baker, of 33, Earl's Court Boad—on 4th November, about 6 p.m., Florence Coggan, a little girl, came in for a half-quartern of flour, and gave me a bad half-crown—the prisoner was afterwards brought to the shop, and the girl accused him of giving her the coin—he said that he did not—it was given to the constable—this is it; I know it by this scratch and "Geprgius" on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-134" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at 4, Earl's Court Road—on 4th November, about 6 o'clock, I was with Florence Coggan; she left me, and I saw the prisoner speak to her and give her something; she went to the baker's and the prisoner passed me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am twelve years old, and am the brother of the last witness—on 4th November, about 6.30, I saw the prisoner at a wheel-wright's in Earl's Court Road, not many doors from Mr. Hodges's shop—he said, "Will you get me sixpennyworth of jam tarts?" and gave me a half-crown—I said "All right;" I looked at it, and knowing that Hodges had taken bad money I told him I had not time to go, and gave it back to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was more smooth than a real half-crown, and greasy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-137" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DIXY</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of 31, Pharaoh Road, West Ken
<lb/>sington—about 6.30 a.m. on 5th November I picked up this purse out
<lb/>side Mr. Scott's, my employer's door, on the kerb, near the gutter—I gave it to Mr. Scott; we examined it together; it contained seven bad half-crowns.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a builder—on the morning of 6th November Dixy gave me a purse containing seven bad half-crowns—I took them to the station and gave them to the sergeant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SPRATLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi> 22). Scott gave me a prase con
<lb/>taining these seven half-crowns.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-140" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHESTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 308). On 4th November, about 6.15 p.m., Mrs. Hodges, of 57, Abingdon Road, spoke to me—she has also a shop at 33, Earl's Court Road—she described a man, and I found the prisoner in Earl's Court Road, nearly opposite No. 33, about 20 yards from Mr. Scott's—I said, "Are you the man who gave the little girl half a crown to purchase some flour?"—he said, "No, I have just come from King's Cross, and here k my return ticket," producing it—I took him to Mr. Scott's, and finding that Coggan did not live there I took Mm to Hodges's, the baker's, No. 33, where I saw Coggan, and said,—Is this the man who gate you the half-crown?"—she said "Yes"—I said; "Are you sure of that?"—she said, "I think so," and then she said, "He is the man"—Ada Thomas then came in and said, "That is the man who gave Florence Coggan the half-crown"—I received from Wittenberg—Dixy showed me where the purse was found? that is within 20 yards of where I took the prisoner—I found 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—he had that red tie on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad, and these seven also which were picked up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> These ohildren hate been put up to away what they have said; they never saw me before in their lives.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROMIEU</hi>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-143" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FISH</persName> </hi>. I shall be 12 years old next month—on 17th November I was with Beale in White Conduit Street, about 7.20, and the prisoner, who I did not know, said "Will you go on an errand for me round the corner to the butter shop?"—I said "Yes"—he gave me a half-crown and said "Be quick and get a quarter of a pound of ten
<lb/>penny cheese"—he promised me a halfpenny—I went and Mr. Ware asked me some questions and a policeman was sent for—I went with him and we found the prisoner at the corner of Sermon Lane—I went up to him and he said "Where hare you been all this time?"—I said "The shop was full"—I gave him the cheese—he asked me for the change, but I had none—the policeman then came up—I had left Beale with the prisoner at the beershop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was not very dark—I did not find the prisoner where I left him—my face was blackened by a boy who was going by—I had no money of my own—the prisoner was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-144" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WARE</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger of 28, Chapel Street, Clerkenwell—Fish came in on 17th November, about 7.20 p.m., for half a pound of tenpenny cheese, and put down a half-crown—I saw that it was bad before I took it off the counter, and asked him where he got it—he told me and I sent for a policeman, who followed a little behind the boy to the prisoner, who was brought back in ten minutes—he seemed as if he had had a little to drink, but I think he knew what he was about—I gave the half-crown to Hall—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-145" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BEALE</persName> </hi>. I was 11 last birthday—I was with Fish and met the prisoner—I saw him give Fish a half-crown, and Fish went to the cheesemonger's—the prisoner then gave me a bottle and asked me to go and get him half a quartern of the best rum, and he would give me a half-penny—I went to the Spanish Patriots, got the rum, gave the half-crown to the barmaid, and received two shillings and threepence change, which I gave to the prisoner, who I found where I had left him—he then sent me after Fish, who came back with a constable and the prisoner was taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The barmaid made no remark, but she put the half-crown on the shelf—the prisoner was not quite drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-146" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA LANE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Spanish Patriots—on 17th November, about 7 o'clock, I served a boy who I cannot recognise with threepennyworth of rum—he brought one of our bottles—he gave me a half-crown, I threw it on to the top shelf and gave him the change—I saw Mr. Parker examine the cash ten minutes afterwards and found a bad half-crown—that was in consequence of a communication from Mr. Ware's son—I only took one half-crown that evening, and that was from the boy, but there was another on the shelf—I do not recognise this one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-147" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Fox, who keeps the Spanish Patriots—on 17th November Mr. Ware's son spoke to me—I looked on the shelf and saw two half-crowns—this is one of them—I gave it to a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I may have taken the other myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-148" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman GR</hi> 25). I was sent for to Mr. Ware's shop, and followed behind Fish—he crossed to Sermon Lane and handed</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries at the address the prisoner gave, but can find out nothing about him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are bad and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOEE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMYTHSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Houghton and Gunn, stationers, 162, New Bond Street—on 18th October the prisoner came in between 12 and 1 o'clock and tendered a half-crown—I saw it was bad, showed it to Mr. Hall, and then went back to the prisoner and said "I suppose you know this is bad?"—he said "I did not; I have got good money I can give you," but he did not tender any—I said "Wait till a constable comes"—he was given in custody with the coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN WALTER"/>JOHN WALTER HALL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Houghton and Gunn—on 18th October Smythson showed me a bad half-crown, and I said to the prisoner "You know this is a bad half-crown, of course?"—he said "No, if I had I should not have given it to you"—it was given to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 48). I took the prisoner and found two good florins on him—Mr. Smythson gave me this half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I know it was bad by sounding it—I did not test it—I picked you out directly from more than half a dozen—the sergeant did not nod his head—the coin sounded dull, and it was very light.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen you before—you did not attempt to run away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 193). On 8th November I was called and took the prisoner—he said that he got the half-crown in change for a half-sovereign at a public-house—I said "Have you got any more?"—he said "No"—he took his purse out, and he had a good half-crown, a florin, and three halfpence—Mr. Jones gave me this bad half-crown—I was at the police-court when Jessie Robinson was there—nine</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was never in that woman's public-house in my life. As to Bond Street, it is six or seven weeks ago, and it is not fair to bring it against me now. When I went to Mr. Jones I did not know that I had a bad half-crown on me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Middlesex Sessions in April</hi>, 1879.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi> 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence stated that the tools were only carpenter's tools, except the lantern, and that a burglar would not encumber himself with them</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Nov.</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, Nov.</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd and</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Fiel.</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Cohen, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Brown.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARNES</persName> </hi>. I am a draper of 101, Lupus Street, Pimlico—on 15th September I bought two pieces of black crape making 48 yards at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from a person who gave the name of Green—I sold 14 or 15 yards of it at St. 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard, and this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the remainder—I heard of this matter and communicated with the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-183" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CRUTCHLEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Attenborough, pawnbroker, of Greek Street, Soho—Cohen has been in the habit of pledging goods there, and on 17th September he brought a yard of crape and said, "I am told they are Courtauld's goods, and are worth 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard"—he wanted 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard, and left the sample with me to submit to our manager—he returned in two hours with the crape, but I did not speak to him—the manager took it in—on 10th October the police made inquiries, and I went with Sergeant Lawley to 21, Central Street, St. Luke's, and stayed outside No. 21 till I was called in—I then saw Cohen, and asked him if he remembered bringing the crape—he asked me who I was—I told him—he asked me to take my hat off—I did so, and he said that ho recognised me as coming from Greek Street, and said that he had brought the crape.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. He said nothing untrue as far as I know—he generally dealt with Mr. Wilson, the manager, and would not recognise me so well—he has dealt there ever since I have been there, which is six years at the two houses—his father dealt with Mr. Atten
<lb/>borough thirty years—the dealers take in goods for people, and pawn or sell them for them—Cohen came in the same way as he has come with goods which he has pawned for other people—he told me he was pawning them for another man, that they belonged to somebody else, and he wanted to get my opinion as to the price.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-184" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Attenborough, of Greek Street, Soho—on 17th September I saw Cohen there, who I knew, and saw a sample of crape—ne left and came again in the middle of the day with 11 rolls of crape, supposed to measure 276 1/2 yards—I advanced him 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on them, which was about 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard—on 27th September Field came—I did not know him—he said "Will you allow me to see these goods?" producing the contract note—I said "You can if you pay the interest"—that was, I think, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he paid it—I allowed him to see the goods, and he left and came next day, paid the 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and took the crape away—he had a man with him—Courtauld's name was on one or two of the pieces of crape.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. I have known Cohen perhaps 15 years—he has been constantly dealing with us—dealers frequently pawn as agents—his pawning them at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard raised no suspicion in my mind that they were stolen, or I would not have taken them in—he gave his own name, and the address which he has given before, 25, Northampton Square—some of the rolls were marked "imperfect" and some of them "Courtauld"—I understood from him that he was pawn
<lb/>ing for a customer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been with Mr. Attenborough sinced 1866, and have known Cohen ever since by that name—I do not know whether he lives at 41, Central Street, St. Luke's—he is not in the habit of going by the name of Hyman Patsey that I am aware of—25, Northampton Square, was his father's address I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-185" type="given" value="NOLAN"/>NOLAN GLAVE</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Junior.</hi> My father has a business in Oxford Street—I have known Field about two years, as a jobbing buyer, but did not know his address—on 28th September he brought a sample half yard of crape—I said that I wanted to see the bulk—he went away and came back in about four hours with 11 rolls, about 275 yards—eight rolls are in the custody of the police, and the others have been sold—Courtauld's ticket was on them as the maker—he said that they came from a pawnbroker's—he asked 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard, I think, and I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I sold some at 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and some at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have been in business 14 years, and the business has been established 35 years—this was an everyday transaction—2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was a fair price for the crape, as some of it was marked imperfect—the figure on it is very fine—there is an ordinary demand for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not often buy Courtauld's crape from jobbing dealers—it appears in good condition—Field generally dealt in job lots; we call anything bought for cash a job lot—I said "Is it quite straight?" he said "Yes"—I said "We shan't have the detectives in here, I suppose?".—he said "No"—that was entirely a joke.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOOLF</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Woolf and Parish, drapers, of 80, High Street, Shoreditch—I have known Field 10 years as a draper, and originally at Tapton in Staffordshire—he is a job buyer and seller—on 10th September he brought a sample of crape, and said that he had a job lot of it, six rolls, which he could sell me—I said "Are they all alike?"—he said "Yes, I have them at the door"—he asked 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard for them—his man brought them in, and I offered him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said that he could not take it, but he ultimately did so, and I gave him this cheque for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and received this invoice—I understood him to say that he</p>
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<p>bought them at a sale, cheap—two days afterwards I was buying crape at a Fore Street warehouse, showed them a pattern; and asked if it was Cour
<lb/>tauld's crape—I gave information, and a detective came to my place—Field was taken there; he came in consequence of a letter I wrote to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. He came at once in answer to my letter, but I did not mention the crape in it—I said that I wanted to see him—he came twice, and the second time he saw me—I have been in the business 10 years, and have known him all the time as a respectable man, and sold him hundreds of pounds' worth of goods—1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was a fair price—special articles sold under pressure are sold at 50 or 60 off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was not sure it was Courtauld's crape; it had their name on it, but when things are got up for sale they are not particular about putting Courtauld's name on other people's crape—I do not know that it fairly falls inside the description of a job lot.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-187" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LAWLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Dity Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 8th October I was watching 47, St. George's Street East—Field was brought out; he only occupied a bedroom—I said "I am a police-sergeant, and have come to make inquiries from you with reference to the 27 rolls of crape which have been stolen; you have sold six rolls of that property to Mr. Woolf, of Shoreditch; can you give me any account of how you came into possession of it?"—he said "No, all the account I can give you is, I bought the ticket of a man in a public-house"—I said "Can you tell me his name, or where he lives, or where I can find him?"—he said "I have no idea"—I said "Mr. Johnstone, you hear what Field says; are you satis
<lb/>fied with his account?"—he said "No," and Field was then given into my custody, and I said to him "There are 27 rolls of this stuff stolen; do you know any more about it?"—he said "No, I know nothing about any more than the six rolls, which I took out from Mr. Attenborough's the pawnbroker's in Greek Street"—I said "Did you take them direct to Mr. Woolf from Mr. Attenborough's?"—he said "No, five or six days or a week afterwards"—we then went to his bedroom, and I found a piece of crape in a chest of drawers—I said "Where did you get this from?"—he said "Oh, that I have had some considerable time by me"—he was charged at the station, and made no reply—a gold watch was found on him, and a diamond ring, 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and a pawnticket—on 10th October I made inquiries at Mr. Attenborough's, and went from there to 25, Northampton Square, made inquiries there, and went between 11 and 12 o'clock with Davidson, two other officers, and Crutchley, to 41, Central Street, St. Luke's, a general dealer's—I went in alone, and found four men, a boy, Mrs. Cohen, the prisoner's wife, and his sister—I addressed Cohen, senior, and said "Is Hyman Cohen here?"—he said "
<hi rend="italic">No</hi>", he is not; he has gone up to the West End"—I went to the door, and called in the others; we went into the shop parlour, and I said to Crutchley "Do you see the man who pawned the crape?"—he Raid "Yes, there is Hyman Cohen," pointing to the prisoner; "You remember the crape you brought to our place? you came first with a sample, told us it was Courtauld's goods, and worth 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard; you asked 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard, but we only advanced 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."——he said "Take off your hat"—Crutchley did so, and he said "Yes, I remember you; yes, I did pawn the crape"—I said to Cohen "You will have to go with me; where did you get them from?"—he said "I received them from a man they call Patsey; do go with me to him; it is hard I should bear the whole of this; give me a chance"—I said "What</p>
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<p>is his name, and where does he live?"—he said "I don't know his name, but I can take you to the street, and showy the house"—David
<lb/>Bon and the pawnbroker then went with, me to 3, Green Street, Clerken
<lb/>well, 5 or 10 minutes' walk; we waited there till 2.30, when Brown came up—I was out of sight, but I saw Davidson and Crutchley talking to him—I then said to Brown "Cohen says he, received 11 rolls of crape from you; can you give me any account of how you became possessed of it?"—he said "I know nothing about any crape; you will get nothing out of me"—I had said that I was a detective—I said "I have a man in custody, named Feild under remand; you will both be charged with him in steal
<lb/>ing and receiving 27 rolls of crape"—they said nothing, and were taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Field, gave his correct address, 47, St. George's Street—it is a shop—his brother occupies the whole upper part of the house I believe, and Field sleeps there—I have been twelve years in the force—I do not usually cross-examine prisoners in custody—Field did not mention the White Hart, but I have ascertained that he used to keep it—Field did not say that he met the man in the Brown Bear, Aldersgate Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. Cohen had left Northampton Square about three weeks, but he used to live there with his father—I knocked at the door, and asked to see Cohen, and saw the family sitting quietly in their, room—I don't suppose they knew me—it is difficult for me to say whether Aaron Cohen was at the West End—I suggest that Hyman wanted to conceal himself because he was denied—the father said "Hyman Cohen is at the West End"—I stick to that—the other detectives were not there—he asked me to go with him to Patsey, and we were opposite the house he took me to when Brown came—I had not Arranged that I being in plain clothes he should go with the other detectives, and that Cohen, should accost the detective and say "Here is a, friend who wants to buy some more of the crape"—I did not believe Cohen's story—I said "Stand aside" because they looked conspicuous.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. BURNIE</hi>. I did not know Brown's name when, he came up—I have a short rough note of the conversation, but I did not make it at the time—we have no order to do so in the City.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went to Northampton Square, from information from Attenborough's, and they had left there three weeks before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVISON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 10th October I went with Sergeant Lawley to Queen Street; I took charge of Cohen at the corner of Queen Street, and was standing there with him in custody when Brown turned the corner of the street, and Cohen said, "Halloa,
<hi rend="italic">Patsey</hi>, how are you?"—Cohen said, "How are you getting on? I have not seen you for some time; will you have a glass of ale?"—Brown and Cohen walked across the road in the direction of a public-house, and as I walked by Cohen's side he said, "You remember that crape I had of you?"—Brown said, "What crape?"—Cohen said, "That crape that I pawned at Attenborough's for you; I have got a friend with me who will buy some of it if you have any left"—Brown said, "Yes, well"—Lawley then came up, and Brown made no further remark—they were taken to the station, and next day, as I took him to Guildhall Police-court, Brown paid, "I don't know anything about this crape any further than that Cohen brought it to my place, early one morning, left it there a few minutes, and then brought a cab and took it away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I know Mr. Hall, a draper, of Whitecross Street; I called there after Field was in custody, and asked him why he did not buy the crape; he said, "I really do not want it, and I think it looked very funny."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. I did not go to Northampton Square; I went to 41, Central Street, and watched the house—I did not go in with Lawley—Lawley afterwards called Mr. Grutchley in—I saw Cohen look across when Lawley came up, and he stopped suddenly and backed out of the circle as if he thought Brown was going to strike him—I did not believe his story, and went there that it should be verified—it was not arranged that he should see his friend who wanted to buy the crape.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-188" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SCRIVENER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 8th October I took Field at Messrs. Woolf and Parish's; I told him I was an officer from the City, and wanted to inquire about six pieces of crape which he had sold to Messrs. Woolf—he said, "They came from Attenborough's, in Greek Street, Soho; I bought the ticket of a man I did not know, who used to use my house when I was in the public line, and I don't know his address"—I took him in a cab to where Lawley was waiting for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. A list is sent to the police, of missing and stolen property, describing the marks on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18811121-name-189" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-189" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Henry Taylor and others who trade as Courtauld and Co., in the crape line—I missed 27 rolls of crape in September, the greater part of which had been set aside waiting orders—these six rolls produced by Woolf are a portion of them; also these eight rolls produced by Glave—I have seen the papers containing the two rolls from Mr. Barnes, and say the same, and this piece found in Field's bedroom is similar in quality.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. We sell hundreds of rolls a year—we sell job lots at half the price which they were got up for—a job lot is understood to be imperfect goods, but in the trade we consider them to be inferior and unfinished, but not imperfect—I should not call the surplus of an overstocked market a job lot—we make very fine crape for the Fore Street Warehouse Company—if we executed an order for them and had a surplus we should not sell it as a job lot, we should keep it in stock—I do not know the retail price—some of this crape is imperfect—I saw it safe in August, and some of it on 9th September—there are about 70 kinds of crape, varying from 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard; the price depends upon whether the figure is fashionable; sometimes we make a larger figure than at others—the price does not depend upon the fashion or the time of year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. We do sell job lots sometimes at half price—it requires some experience to distinguish between the best and the commoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The average price is about 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per yard, and the value of the 27 rolls is about 113
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; they are new goods, and were actually sold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>, "I am here on Cohen's word alone."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-190" type="given" value="LAURA"/>LAURA BELL</persName> </hi>. I lived at 3, Upper Charles Street, Northampton Square—a little before 17th September Brown met me in the street and offered me some crape—I knew him as
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<p>it—I knew Cohen's mother one or two months—I know the woman Brown is courting—Brown offered me a beautiful piece of crape, which he said would make me a dress; I think that was on a Thursday, five weeks ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-191" type="given" value="MARY AUN"/>MARY AUN COHEN</persName> </hi>. I am Cohen's sister, and live at Northampton Square—one Saturday in September Mr. Ferguson called—I had known him some time, he used to work for my father, but had left about two years—I answered the door—he asked if any of my boothers were in—I said that that they were in bed—my brother Hyman Cohen was too tired to get up, but he saw him in my presence, and said "I have a lot of crape, if you can sell it;" Hyman said "I don't think I can sell it, because I do not know anybody who will buy crape, but I can pawn it;" and he said he knew a man who had a lot of crape similar to that, showing the sample—he has been in the employ of my brother and father ever since I can remember—Ferguson and my brother went out together—I was in the room when Lawley came in with two young gentlemen, one of whom I keep company with—we all understood Lawley to refer to my brother Aaron; he was out at the West End.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I call the West End up by Leicester Square—I do not know what Aaron was doing there—he was not at the Alhambra, he is always home too early for that; he did not oome home at all that night—I have not seen Ferguson since: he has gone away—I do not know where he lived, but I had an idea that it was over Victoria, way—I was in his company once, but I could not find his house or the number—the boys were in bed when Ferguson came; it was 8 a.m.; they never hurry themselves up on Saturday—I never heard of Brown till this matter—I have heard the name of Patsey mentioned, but not till Ferguson introduced him—my brothers are both dealers—I never knew my brother Henry to deal in crape before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I have known the last witness about three months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>. My father and I have tried to find Fergu
<lb/>son ince this matter, but have not been able.</p>
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<interp inst="t18811121-name-192" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I have an income from my father, and live at 17, Noble Street, Goswell Road—my two brothers are trustees; they are fruiterers in Bussell Street, Covent Garden—I remember seeing Henry Cohen in Sep
<lb/>tember near Greek Street, Soho—he said that he had pawned some crape for a man, and was going to a public-house to pay him—I went to the public-house with him, and saw Brown there, and Cohen paid him two notes and some gold and silver and a piece of paper—I heard Cohen remark "Only 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," after the money passed—I was drinking there—I was subpoenaed to the police-court and here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I go racing sometimes—my independent income is 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, and is quite enough to keep me—I do not go racing to increase it; I only go to races if I have a few shillings to spare—I have known Cohen a little over two years—this was on Saturday, 17th September—I met Brown and some other men at the public-house—I heard Cowen say to Brown "You will get 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the crape"—I do not know Ferguson, I never hard of Hun—Cohen did not tell me where lie got the crape from he had pawned; he did not say that he got it from Brown; it is my idea that Brown had sent him to pawn it—I slept at Noble Street last night—I am single—I have said that I go there very</p>
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<p>casually, and that I sometimes sleep at coffee-houses—I hare a bedroom in Noble Street; which I take by the week, if I want to sleep there—I said at the police-court that I had not slept at Noble Street constantly for two months-if I am wanted they can find me there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I have said "I cannot tell where I do live before that I slept on and off at different places."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Field received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi> then
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 23
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