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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ELLIS, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</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, January 9th, 1882, 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
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Knt., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-6" type="given" value="FRANCIS WYATT"/>FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., M. P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDGAR BREFFIT</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Ser-jeant of the said City; and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LL</hi>. 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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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON OGG</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-15" type="given" value="JABEZ"/>JABEZ MCDIARMID</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLIS</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">MAYOR THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotas that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once its custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to he 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, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JACOB LION</hi> </persName>. I am a member of the firm of Lion Lion and Sons, wholesale boot and shoe manufacturers, 19 and 21, Sun Street, and 32, Chiswell Street, Finsbury—we have from seventy to eighty indoor hands—in March last Hall and a man named Chandler were foremen in the clicking department—things did not go on very well, and after 25th August I made a complaint against Chandler, and he was dismissed on 15th September; Hall said he did not wish to work without Chandler, and we said he had better go—after that the men were on strike, and I saw the prisoners and others constantly outside the premises in Sun Street—on 6th October I saw them with a crowd of nearly fifty outside the premises at 1 o'clock, the dinner hour: they ware hooting, shouting, and hissing both at me and the men—Harris was in our employ as a clicker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hall had been in our employment about two years—he was foreman for a very short period—this is not my prosecution; it is the men's—I am paying the men for their outlay—I did not say before the Magistrate that I heard these men hissing, hooting, and shouting at 1 o'clock—I was never asked—there are three or four manufactories close by; the men from those come out after ours; our men go out at 2 minutes to 1 and the others about 5 minutes past 1—I swear that I saw all the three prisoners—I can't say particularly what they did; they were with the others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-21" type="given" value="HARRIS"/>HARRIS HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am 19 years of age—I was examined at the police-court on 27th October, when the summons was heard against the three prisoners—I went into Mr. Lion's service on 26th September as a clicker in Sun Street—I went to work about 8, and left for dinner between 1</p>
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<p>and 2 and again when work was over—I saw the prisoners there all day long—on 6th October, about 7 or 8 minutes to 2, they were speaking to two of my shopmates, and then they turned round to me and two others and said, "You are a b—scab, and we will pay you out in any shop you come into"—they all three said so—they were by themselves—they said it more than once—it had been said to me con-tinually, but I took no notice, but on this day I told Mr. Lion—there were a lot of people in the street—they went up to some of my shopmates; I did not hear what they said to them—when we came from dinner there was always a crowd and booting and hissing day after day—after 6th October I ceased work for a day because I did not care about being spoken to in this manner; I began to feel timid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go to work on the 7th or 8th—we don't work on the Sabbath of the Day of Atonement—I am of the Jewish persua-sion—I did not go to work on the 8th because I began to get frightened—I went to work on the 10th because Mr. Lion promised me to take pro-ceedings, and he promised me a job through the winter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-22" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL WOOLF</persName> </hi>. I have been employed by Messrs. Lion—I was in their service in September last, before the strike, in the clicking depart-ment—Harris came after me—on leaving for dinner I used to part from him about ten or twenty yards from the shop door—I saw the defendants outside the premises on several occasions, sometimes with
<hi rend="italic">ten</hi> or twenty others—on each occasion that I left the shop Nash and Clamps used to pass different remarks, and ask me not to go in to work at that shop—Clamps one day asked me for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. towards a pint of beer—on 6th October I saw Harris and the three defendants facing him, and I heard Hall say "I will pay you"—I did not hear what the others said—they looked us if they were saying something, and looked cross at him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only knew Harris since I worked in the shop—I am not a particular friend of his, only as a shopmate—I did not hear Nash and Clamps say anything to Harris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no interest in this matter, except in stating what is true.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PASSFIELD</persName> </hi>. In September I was working for Lion and Co. in the clicker's department in Sun Street—I was in the service before the strike, but not in the clicking department—I did not go out on strike—Harris came into the service at Sun Street; I was then in Chiswell Street—I saw the defendants near the shop almost day by day after the strike—they behaved themselves disorderly, so much so that one of them was locked up one day—they were shouting after us, and calling us scabs and such things—that was done day after day, and using threatening language—there were a great many persons there at the time—it might be 50 or 100, sometimes there might be a dozen—on 6th October I remember Harris going to dinner—they were calling out scabs, and that sort of thing—on returning from dinner I saw the prisoners at the corner of Sun Street evidently talking as if they were much out of temper and laying it down—I got into the shop as quickly as possible—I was not close enough to hear what they said—I saw the gesticulation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Hall more prominent than the other three—I could not hear what he said, or what the others said—I don't know whether the pickets were in the habit of speaking to the men as they left; I never belonged to a trade society, I am against that sort of thing</p>
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<p>—we all left work at the same time; others had the same opportunity of hearing and seeing what I did.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>. J. P.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-35" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS COGHLAN</persName> </hi>. I am a despatch clerk in the employ of Messrs. Crocker and Son, warehousemen, of 51, Friday Street—we are in the habit of employing Mr. Davies, a licensed carman, to collect our goods—in the ordinary course the carman calls, and says "Is there anything for Davies?"—on 3rd January, about 5.30 p. m., the prisoner came to the ware-house, and said" Anything for Davies?"—I said "Yes," and he could go downstairs and sign for them, and carry them up—he went down, and came up with a truss on his shoulders and a parcel, and took them away—I believed him to be in Mr. Davies's service, or I should not have given him the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-36" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WORTHY</persName> </hi>. I am in the dock at Messrs. Crockets—I gave the prisoner the parcel when he was on the top of the stairs—I could not see his face, as it was dark—I don't say he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-37" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FROST</persName> </hi>. I drive a van for the South-Eastern Railway Company—on 3rd January, about 5.30, I was standing outside Crocker's, and saw the prisoner come up the lift at Crocker's—he asked" Is there anything for Davies?"—some one said" Yes," and he went downstairs, and came up with a truss and a parcel—I did not know him before—next night I was in Cannon Street with my van, and saw the prisoner with a constable, and recognised him at once.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEAN</persName> </hi>. I am a master carman—on 3rd January I was in Friday Street, about 5.30, and saw the prisoner; I knew him by sight, and made a communication to one of my men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-39" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BORWICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 562). On 3rd January, about 5.30, I</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-40" type="given" value="VALENTINE"/>VALENTINE DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am a master carman—I hate for some time collected goods from Crockets' and other houses—the prisoner was in my employ about two months; he left about the second week in September—from that time he had no authority to collect any goods for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I never knew you do anything wrong—you always did your work.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-41" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BIGLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 654). On 4th January I took the prisoner in custody in Cannon Street—he said "I think you have made a mistake; it is my brother you want; he is dressed just like me; he is in that employ of Messrs. Davies and Co."—I afterwards told him the charge—he was placed among a dozen others at the station, and Coghlan identified him without any hesitation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-42" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER MCGREGOR</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Southall, warehouse-man, of Cannon Street—I know the prisoner by sight—on 21st December he came to our place and said "Anything for Davies?"—there was a piece of cloth 511/2 yards; that was given to him, and he signed for it and took it away—I. believed him to be one of Mr. Davies's servants, or I should not have parted with the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner protested his innocence, and stated he had witnesses to his character, but Detective Downes proved three convictions against him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-155-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-46" type="surname" value="LANGLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18820109-name-46" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE LANGLEY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King's Arms, Long Acre—
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> 27th December, about 9.30 p. m., the prisoners came in, and one
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> them called for twopenny worth of whisky and threehalfpenny worth
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> gin, and put down a half-crown—I bent it in the detector—I went to Mr. Lawson, and gave it to him—he came back with me, and the prisoners ran out without drinking the liquor—Mr. Lawson jumped over the counter and followed them—this is the coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)——I had seen the prisoners there between 1 and 3 o'clock on the afternoon of Christmas Day with a lot of others, and served them and took a half-crown, and I afterwards found that I had taken two bad half-crowns that afternoon—two or three days after the 27th Bradley came in for a light, but had no refreshment—I was alone—on Saturday morning, the 31st, Bradley opened the door, looked in, and went away—I do not know whether he could see Mr. Lawson—he was given in custody some days after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bitmead.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that you were there on 24th December, but it was the 25th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bradley.</hi> Other customers were in the house when you came in by yourself, but nobody was in the bar with me—you were</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Lawson called me out, and said "Is that the man standing in that door?"—I said "Yes"—he got his hat and fol-lowed him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARROW</hi> L.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LAWSON</hi>. I keep the King's Arms, Long Acre—on 27th December the last witness brought me this coin into the parlour—I went into the bar and saw Bitmead running away, but did not see Bradley—I followed Bitmead about 20 yards, and threw him down—he grabbed at my person, but I held him down and gave him in custody—he said "You hare made a mistake"—he did not seem drunk then, but he assumed drunkenness at the station—the coin is at home now—on the following Saturday I drew Longley's attention to a lodging-house nine or ten yards from my place, and asked her if that was the man—she said "Yes," and I went down to the station for a detective—two came in half an hour, but he was then gone—he was taken on the following Wednesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bradley.</hi> You were standing at the entrance to a lodging-house which has 126 beds, and all the lodgers who drink use our house.</p>
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<persName id="t18820109-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-47" type="surname" value="PRICK"/>
<interp inst="t18820109-name-47" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PRICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 204). On 27th November, about 9.30 p. m., I was called to Long Acre, and found Lawson holding Bitmead, and he gave him into my charge for uttering a half-crown—I took him to the station—he said "I did not pass it myself; the other man asked me to have something to drink"—I found on him two good florins, a sixpence, and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-48" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GREGORY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I took Bradley on 4th December, at 9 p. m., in the Crown public-house, Seven Dials—I said "You answer the description of a man who is wanted for passing bad money at the King's Head, Long Acre," and I shall take you in custody"—he said "You have made a mistake this time; I have turned that game up long ago"—1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not the King's Head, but the King's Arms; I made a mistake.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Her Majesty's Mint—this is a bad half-crown; a good one will not bend easily.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bitmead's Defence.</hi> I met a soldier who asked me to have some drink, and he tendered a half-crown. When the barmaid put it in the tester he ran away. I went after him, and when I had got five yards I was thrown on my back. The barmaid does not swear to my putting the coin down. If I had been guilty I could have got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bradley's Defence.</hi> Bitmead is ready to swear that I was not in the house on the night in question. I am still lodging in the same court, and if I had done it I should not have remained there. Bitmead can tell you who the man was who was with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court of feloniously uttering counterfeit coin in May,</hi> 1880.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-51" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN LEACH</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep a grocer's shop at 76, Southampton Street, Clerkenwell—on "Wednesday, December 28, about 1 p. m., tne prisoner came in—he owed me 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put a coin on the counter and said "Will you take the 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I owe you out of this sovereign; I am sorry I have not been able to pay you before"—I gave him a half-sovereign, nine shillings, and fourpence, and placed the coin in a drawer in my bedroom, where there was only silver and half-sovereigns—on the Friday morning I turned out my money to count it, and the sovereign came out woman upwards—the woman was Britannia, and the coin was bad—I found out that Jill lived at 14, Edward Square—I went there and said to him "You have given me a bad sovereign;" he said "I did not know it"—I showed it to him, and he said "That is one, and the other I changed at Mr. Parker's, in Copenhagen Street; a man named Clare gave them to me in Bagnigge Wells Road—I do not know where he lives, but I may see him at 12 o'clock if you will go with me"—I said "I don't think I can wait to go there with you;" he said "Well, you might not possibly see him"—I said "I think we had better see a policeman"—he said nothing, but went with me to the corner of Edward Street, where we saw a policeman and went with him to the station, where the prisoner said "If you will go to my father in Myddelton Street he will give you a half-sovereign"—last Wednesday morning, when he was out on bail, he came to my shop and said "My father will give you a half-sovereign to
<hi rend="italic">go</hi> no further with the charge"—he also said that Clare would not come forward, and he should have to summons him at the County Court for the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I take from 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week—I keep my money in an unlocked drawer in my bedroom, which is at the back of the parlour—I do not know how much I had in the bag, but there was no other sovereign—I am a good judge of money; I take a good many sovereigns, but I had given a good deal of change—I had a dream that my money was bad, looked at it, and found my dream was true—I have four lodgers I occupy the whole of the ground-floor and the kitchen—they cannot get into the parlour, because I keep the door closed—I am in the shop the greater part of the day—the prisoner may have said that sooner than have any bother in the matter his father would be at half the loss with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined:</hi> The prisoner had been in the shop before, and I had no reason to suspect him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-52" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN ATKINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y R</hi> 34). Mrs. Leach came to me with the prisoner on Friday morning and said "This man gave me this sovereign on Wednesday morning, and this morning I found it to be bad"—I said to the prisoner "Is it so?"—he said "Yes, it is; I received two from a man named Clare, in Bagnigge Wells Road; this is one, and the other I changed on Friday at Parker's, in Copenhagen Street"—that is a beer-house—I said that we had better go to the station to settle the case—he said that he received the money from Clare for a betting trans-action at Kempton Park—only a halfpenny was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not suggest that he should go to Parker's—he keeps a beer-shop in Copenhagen Street, five minutes' walk from where the prisoner lives—I went to Parker's and made inquiry; he said very likely the defendant did change a sovereign there last Friday night—I have made inquiries about the prisoner; his people are very respect-able.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is a farthing, very thickly gilt and well coloured—the edge is knerled as a sovereign is, but a farthing never is—it is the same size as a sovereign, and if it was put down head upwards you could not tell the difference, but the weight ought to tell that it is not a sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The word "farthing" is not on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Coach and Horses, St. John Street, Clerkenwell—on 31st December, about 5.30 p. m., the prisoner came in for some lemonade, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he put down this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I told him it was bad—he tried to make for the door, but was stopped by a customer—I bent it, and went to the till and found two more bad florins—I had cleared the till a quarter of an hour before, and there was no bad money there then—I gave him in charge with the three coins—he was sober—I said to my sister in his presence "Have you observed serving this young man with anything?"—she said" Yes, with some lemonade, and I took a florin of him"—these bad florins were the only florins in the till.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—there was no other florin in the till—be went out and I went to my tea—the prisoner came back in a quarter of an hour, and my brother asked me if I had served him—I said "Yes, and he gave me a florin"—I have not the slightest doubt he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-57" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SIMPKIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 163). I took the prisoner and received these three coins—I found nothing on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-58" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820109-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three florins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had too much drink. How I came by it I don't know. When I left home I had nothing, and when I got home I had nothing. If I had had the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. it would be impossible for me to spend it in a quarter of an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-159-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-159-18820109 t18820109-159-punishment-11"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HENRY COOK</hi> (37)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820109-160-offence-1 t18820109-name-60"/>Ellen Holly</persName> by false pretences.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for obtaining goods and moneys from other persons by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ABRAHAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>. J. P.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MCDONALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-61" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN HOLLY</persName> </hi>. I am a housemaid in service at Park Lane, and am a single woman—I was out on Sunday evening the 6th November walking home from church; the prisoner accosted me—he said it was a nice evening, and walked with me, and entered into conversation—he told me his name was Charles Henry Pearson, that he was in the employ of</p>
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<p>Messrs. Hancock, and receiving 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week from them, that he was a shareholder in the Great Northern Railway Company, and a member of the Hearts of Oak and other societies, which would bring him in 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week in case of sickness—he said he had been at Messrs. Hancock's 14 years, and that they were very anxious that he should get married, and that if he could get a respectable woman he should not be long thinking over the matter, that he had taken a great liking to me, and he hoped I would meet him again—he said Messrs. Hancock wished him to get married so that when he was out there would always be some one at home—I made an appointment, and met him again on the following Wednesday at Hereford Gardens, and he took me past Messrs. Hancock's in Bond Street, and pointed to three windows, and said Messrs. Hancock had given him those rooms for when he got married—he asked me if I would let him have my watch, as it was his birthday on the Saturday, and he wished to make me a present of his photograph, which he would have taken on steel at 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and put inside my watch—I had my watch on; it was a gold one—I gave it to him for the purpose of having the photograph put in it—there was no chain attached to it; it was to be returned on the follow-ing Saturday, the 12th—I met him on that day; he did not return me the watch—he said the case fitting tight he had had to send it to the manufactory to have it bent, but he would give it to me in a day or two—I next saw my watch at the Marlborough Street Police-court, produced by the pawnbroker—at the time he told me about the watch being at the manufactory he told me had become security for a man in 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that the man could not pay up, and the loan office people had come down on him for the balance of the money, and that he must leave me in a hurry and go and scrape the money up from somewhere—I met him the next day, Sunday, and went to church with him; inside the church he claimed me as his for ever, and asked me to be faithful—when we left we went for a short walk, and he said he hoped I should not be angry about what he had to say, and then he said "How much money have you got?"—I said ""Five pounds"—he said "But how much altogether?"—I said "Forty-seven pounds in the savings bank"—he said "I wish you would let me have it"—I hesitated, and said "I will let you have 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I had not got it with me then; I met him on the following day, Monday; before I gave it him I said I had a few questions to ask him—he said "I am yours, and you are mine, you have a right to ask any questions you like"—I said "You say you have shares in the Great Northern Railway, and that you are a member of the Hearts of Oak; will you bring me the papers?"—he said "Certainly, if you wish it; but the woman that cannot trust me may go; why don't you dress yourself and go down to Messrs. Hancock and see for yourself"—from that I believed what he said was true—he never showed me any papers—I then gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on the Wednesday I went to the Post-office Savings Bank and withdrew 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on that same night I saw the prisoner again, and gave him 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he gave me this document; it is in his writing. ("I O U 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. C. H. Pearson.") That was all the money I had within 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said the money should be repaid on the wedding day, and it would come to me as a dowry, and he would settle 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on me, and give me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, and keep 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. himself, and he knew I should make him a saving little wife—he met me the next evening, Thursday; he said "I must leave you"—I asked him why—he said "Messrs. Hancock wish me to go and hear a lecture on clocks at</p>
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<p>Cannon Street Hotel, as they with to refer the time from one gentleman's house to another, as they refer numbers from one racecourse to another"—he arranged to meet me on the following day; he did not keep the appointment—I did not see him again till I saw him in the hands of Sergeant Pugsley—not seeing him again I went to Messrs. Hancock and made inquiries about Charles Henry Pearson, and I was referred by them to Messrs. Garrard in the Haymarket—I there saw the right Mr. Pearson, not the prisoner—in consequence of what he told me I consulted Mr. Abrahams the solicitor, and afterwards applied for a warrant—I parted with my watch and money to the prisoner believing that he was in the employment of Messrs. Hancook, receiving 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and that I was to be his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If he had kept his promise I certainly should have kept mine—when he told me of his trouble I thought it my duty to help him, and, lent him the 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., fully expecting I should be his wife, and that it would come back to me as a dowry.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-63" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE PARKINSON</persName> </hi>. I was formerly barmaid in the Cleveland Hall—I knew the prisoner then; he had the hall himself I believe—he gave dancing lessons there—in November last he brought me this watch and asked me to pawn it at Dobree's, in Charlotte Street—I pawned it for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in the name of Cook—this is the ticket—he did not say what name I was to pawn it in—I gave him the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-64" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Garrard in the Haymarket—I was with Messrs. Hancock eight years, from March or April, 1870, till April, 1878—the prisoner was at no time in the employ-ment of Messrs. Hancock; except at the police-court I never saw him to my knowledge—I remember Miss Holly coming to Garrard's and asking for me—I had had previous applications of the same sort.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WEST</persName> </hi>. I have been in the employment of Messrs. Hancock 17 years—I never saw the prisoner till I saw him at the police-court—he has never been in the employment of Messrs. Hancook—he did not occupy rooms in the house—there were no vacant
<hi rend="italic">rooms</hi> there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820109-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820109-name-66" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-66" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a lady's maid in service in Regent's Park, and am single—I was out one evening in April last, and met the prisoner—he spoke to me and walked with me a little way—I had not known him before—he said he had been a working jeweller at London and Ryder's for 17 years, and was earning 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and his name was Harry Pearce—we had a little further conversation and he arranged to meet me again—I met him again two or three days after, and on several occasions after I had walked with him—once or twice he said "I intend to make you my wife"—he said his employers, London and Ryder, would like him to be married—I don't remember why—he said to me "Look here, I want you to do something for me; lend me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if you can"—before that he asked me if he might look at my watch—I showed him my watch, and he said he should like to put his photograph in it—I said it would be very strange to have it in a watch—he said "Have you a locket?"—I said "Oh yes, I have"—he asked me to bring it to put his photograph in—on the next occasion when I met him I gave him my locket; it was a silver one; there was a chain attached to it—that</p>
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<p>was about the middle of April as near as I can remember—he took the locket with him for that purpose—he promised to give it to me back as soon as he had time to do it—I met him again a short time after-wards—he did not give me the locket back—this is the locket and chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I never saw it again till it was produced at the police-court by the pawnbroker—he gave as a reason for not returning it that he had not had time to put his photograph in—when he asked me to lend him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he said some friends of his were in great difficulties, they had taken a grocer's business and had borrowed some money, and he was security for them, and the grocer's wife had been very extravagant, and they could not keep up the payments, and they had come down on him for the security—I lent him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at once—there was an arrangement made as to the repayment of the money, but he asked me to lend him some more money, as much as I could; I lent him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more—he did not repay it—I met him again—he asked me to lend him some more money—I gave it to him, but I told him I wondered he did not ask other people that had known him longer than I had for money—he made no particular answer to that—I took him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more after that—I would not lend him any more—he asked me for more—he promised to bring back my chain, but never did—I did not see any more of him till he was in custody—I lent him the money believing what he told me; if I had known he was married I should not have lent it him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If he had put his portrait in the locket I should have worn it—I pitied him when he told me of his trouble; I sympathised with him, that was why I lent him the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I pitied him because he said he was afraid the people should go to Mr. Ryder, where he had been such a number of years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-67" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARNWELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Starling, of Great Portland Street—I produce a silver locket and chain pledged on 16th April in the name of Mr. Stevens, to the best of my belief by the prisoner—this is the ticket I gave him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-68" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM RYDER</persName> </hi>. I am nephew to Mr. Ryder, of the firm of London and Ryder, jewellers, of Bond Street, and have been engaged there eighteen years—the prisoner has never been in their employment—I never heard of him before this case—we have no person in the employ named Henry Pearce.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-69" type="given" value="CORNELIA"/>CORNELIA WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a cook in service in Hanover Square—on Sunday evening, 20th February, I was out walking—I met the prisoner; he spoke to me, and walked a little way with me—he told me he was Harry Pearce, and that he had worked at Phillips's, in Bond Street, as a diamond setter for the past fourteen years, that he was earning about 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, that Mr. Phillips would like to see him married respectably because he was a respectable man, and that he had three empty rooms that he wished him to occupy, and would have gas, coals, and rent free—he asked if I should like him well enough to marry him—I said I really could not make up my mind so soon—he asked if I would meet him again on the Monday—I met him on the Wednesday, and walked with him down Bond Street—we passed Phillips's, and he pointed out the three rooms—he asked if I had a watch; I said I had—he asked if I would lend it to him to put his photograph in the case—I gave it him—it was a silver one—he took it away, and brought it back, saying the case was too small—he then asked</p>
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<p>me for my gold chain that I wearing, and said he would make me a present of a locket to put his photograph in—I gave him the chain to put the locket to it—this is the chain—no locket has been attached to it—when I met him again he said he had not had sufficient time to do it—I met him again on Sunday and went to church with him, and on the way home he said since he had seen me last he had been in great trouble, that he had stood security for some money, and he asked if I could lend him any—I lent him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said when I came out could I not bring him more—I met him again and gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more—he asked me if I had any in the Post-office savings bank—I said "Yes"—he said "Can't you let me have some of that?"—I withdrew 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; he went with me, and stood outside the post-office while I went in—I got two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes and gave them to him—he then said" You would not like to see me hard up for a few shillings; have you any more in your purse?"—I said I had a little, and gave him 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. more—he said he had 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in Turkish bonds, but he could not get his money so soon, and in March he would pay me back again—he promised to meet me that same evening, but did not, and I never saw him again till he was in custody—I did not know that he was a married man—I lent him the money and locket believing his story, and that he was a respectable man getting good wages.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say that I was fond of him—I might have become his wife eventually, but not so soon—I think all young women wish to change their condition if they can better themselves—I thought he was a respectable man—I lent him the money on the condition that he should repay me—I had no idea of marriage at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I should not have lent him the money if I had known he was married and not employed at Phillips's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-70" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARNWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I produce a gold chain pledged on 2nd March in the name of Stevens, to the best of my belief by the prisoner—this is the ticket I gave.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILLIPS</hi>. I am manager to my brother, a jeweller of Bond Street, and have been with him nearly fourteen years—I do not know the prisoner; he has never been in our employ, and never occupied rooms there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-71" type="given" value="LENA"/>LENA RENSALL</persName> </hi>. I am cook in service at Campden Hill—I am single-on Saturday, 10th September, while walking in Oxford Street, I met the prisoner—I had never known him before—he said "Good evening; it is nice weather," and so on, and he asked me to have a little walk—I said I was going home—he said he would go home with me—he told me his name, and said he was a single man, that he was working with Joseph Pyke, a jeweller, in New Bond Street, and had worked there 14 years, that Mr. Pyke wished him to get married because he was the highest clerk there, receiving 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and Mr. Pyke wished him to settle down, and he would give him four empty rooms upstairs, and no gas, coals, or rent to be paid—he said I should be just the woman to suit him—I said" Why did you not get married before? I have got no money"—he said he had got plenty, he did not want any money, I was just the woman he should have—he arranged to meet me again on the following night, Sunday, and I went for a walk with him down Bond Street by Mr. Pyke's shop—he showed me the back door, and said "Here is the room where I work and sleep; I have got the key, but I am not going in"—I said "You had better," because I wanted to see, but he did not</p>
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<p>want to go—he knocked with his hand on the back door, and then he came away—when we came close to my home he asked me if I would give him my watch and chain, and he would have a locket put on it—I let him have it—he said he would bring it again—he came on the Monday, and I asked him for the watch—he said it was not ready—I asked him for it twice—he said he would bring it when he came again—he never brought it, and I went to Mr. Pyke's shop and asked if such a man lived there, and he was not known—I next saw the watch and chain at the police-court—it is worth about 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he also asked me for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said I had not got any—he said "A girl must have some money when in service"—I said I had sent mine away—I did not let him have it—he said "A few shillings"—I said I had not got that—he promised to meet me again, but he never did—I lent him the watch and chain because I thought he was a respectable man and worked for Mr. Pyke and earned 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-72" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARNWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I am assistant to Mr. Starling—I produce a gold watch and chain pledged on 12th September for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the name of Nash—I don't remember by whom—this is the duplicate I gave.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM SHARGILL"/>WILLIAM SHARGILL EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Pyke, jewellers, of Bond Street, and have been so about 25 years—I do not know the prisoner—he has never been in Messrs. Pyke's employment, and never had any rooms there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PUGSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>), On 24 th November I received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest—I had a description of him from Ellen Holly—I met him in Weymouth Street on 29th Nov.—I told him I had a warrant for his arrest for obtaining 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and a gold watch by fraud—he said "Oh"—I took him to the station—he there gave his address, 18, Westmoreland Street, Marylebone—I went there—he occupied two rooms on the first floor with his wife and six children—he had requested me to go there and acquaint his wife with the fact of his being in custody—I produce a certificate of the marriage of George Henry Cook and Harriet Crystal on 29th December, 1867—I found it in the prisoner's room, also these three pawntickets relating to the property produced.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-160-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18820109-161-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously forging and uttering three requests for the payment of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to unlawfully obtaining 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by false pretences.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HASTINGS FRASER</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820109-162-offence-1 t18820109-name-77"/>John Hancock</persName> by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of 19, Jermyn Street—I have known the prisoner about three years as a customer—on 19th Sept. he was in my public-house—at his request I lent him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on his I O U, on the representation he made to me with regard to his solicitor, Mr. Gibney, 4, Queen Street Place—he said unfortunately his solicitor was out of town, and he could get no money—he promised to call next day and pay me—he called next day, but did not pay it—he asked me if he drew a cheque on Mr. Gibney would I advance him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., making in all 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said Mr. Gibney was receiving certain amounts of money that week</p>
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<p>from his uncle on his behalf, and he asked me to advance him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on a cheque which he was to draw on his solicitor—he said that his uncle was allowing him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, which was paid to him though Mr. Gibney, and I advanced him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the faith of his statement being true—he wrote this document in my presence, at the same time he wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "</hi> September 13th, 1881. To G. Gibney. Please pay J. Hancock or order 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Hastings H. Fraser."—"My dear Gerald, please pay 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Mrs. Hancock, as you being away she has lent it to me.—Yours, H. H. Fraser.") I presented that cheque at Mr. Gibney's on the following day; he was not in—I left a note for him—it has never been paid—I did not see the prisoner again till the night he was apprehended—he had been in the habit of coming to my house, but I never saw him after that till he was in custody—I gave information to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I lent you the money partly upon the letter and partly on the representations you made—I have occasionally lent you money before, and you have paid it—you called on me on the Friday night previous to your arrest and said you were coming next morning to pay me; and you asked me to have a drink with you, which I refused.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-79" type="given" value="GERALD ERNEST JOHN"/>GERALD ERNEST JOHN GIBNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 4, Queen Street Place—I have known the prisoner for some time—I was not in the receipt of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. weekly from his uncle in September on his behalf—he had no authority to draw on me—this cheque was brought to my notice some time about 20th September—I did not pay it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have acted for you with regard to property in Scot-land—money of yours has passed through my hands—you have often drawn on me for small sums when I had money of yours in hand—I remember your coming to my office with a man named Smith and handing me a bill for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did advance money upon it—I did not say you might have money up to 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there was no agreement—a little time before this case happened you and Smith went to Manchester, and I went to see you off—I then gave you 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay your expenses—you were going to Manchester to meet the bill—you asked me to lend you more money, and I refused—you did not tell me you must draw upon me, nor did I say "Not for much"—you did not say "It shall not exceed 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw him afterwards when he came back from Man-chester, I believe, in August—I had no funds of his in September, when this cheque was drawn—I lent him between 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. upon the security of Smith's acceptance, which was never met, and Smith is now a bankrupt—I do not know the prisoner's uncle—I never received 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week on his behalf from the uncle—I believe he had an uncle in Scotland, and the prisoner was next heir of entail to some Scotch property, which was afterwards sold, I believe—he is of no profession.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 2nd December I arrested the prisoner at the Criterion—I read the warrant to him—he was drunk at the time and did not say anything—in the morning he said "I thought the matter was all settled; I called on Hancock and told him I should pay him. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he had often borrowed small sums of money from Mr. Gibney, and thought he had a right to draw for the sum in question, which he should have paid had he not been taken into custody.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1881.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-83" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENN</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the King Lud—I saw the pri-soner tender a half-crown; the barmaid came to the till and found it was bad—she then walked into the luncheon bar, and the prisoner finished his drink and ran out—I jumped over the counter and ran after him—he jumped on the back step of a Hansom's cab which stood at the door and held on to the seat, the driver whipped his horse and drove down Farring-don Street—I ran after them shouting "Stop him!"—he dropped from the cab at the Viaduct and ran up the steps changing his coat—I caught him not quite at the top of the steps; he had turned round and was walking down again with his coat under his arm in a bundle—he said "I am just going to the railway station, I don't know the King Lud"—I gave him in charge—he said "I think you must have made a mistake, I never took a half-crown anywhere"—I kept sight of the cab, and am positive he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GADD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 307). On 21st December, about 12.5 a. m., I was in Farringdon Street, in pain clothes, and saw a Hansom's cab coming at a good fast pace, and the cabman whipping the horse—the prisoner was behind the cabman, on the step—I joined in the pursuit—the driver continued to whip the horse till he got near the Viaduct, where, finding I got near him, he slackened his pace, and the prisoner jumped off, threw off his coat, and ran up the steps—I caught him halfway up, as he was coming down again—Wenn said "I shall give him in charge for passing a bad half-crown at the King Lud"—after we got down the steps he said "Don't be too hard on me"—going to the station he said" I was, "or" I am, going to Farringdon Street Station"—I said" It is a curious way to go to Farringdon Street Station up the Viaduct steps"—he said "That is the right way as far as I know"—at the station I found on him two shillings and a half-crown good, and a latch key—ho said on the second hearing that he had more money than that, and he wanted it handed to his sister, but that was all he had—I did not see him pay the cabman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It was an old horse and did not
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> on very quick.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his Statement before the Magistrate, and in his Defence, said that he received the half-crown in change for a half sovereign, and when the barmaid tried it a man told him that they were going to lock him up and he had better go, and he got frightened, ran out, and jumped on the cab; and that he would not have run the risk of passing bad money, being out on ticket of leave, with eighteen months' sentence unexpired.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-163-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of housebreaking in</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">April,</hi> 1876,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to seven years' penal servitude.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-87" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN CASE</persName> </hi>. My husband is a baker of 24, Cumberland Market—about 4th November I served the prisoner with twopenny-worth of ginger nuts, about 10 a. m.; he put down a florin—I put it into the till; there was no other florin there—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—he came again about 1 o'clock for twopennyworth of Marie biscuits, and gave me a half-crown—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and he left—I put the half-crown in the till; there was no other half crown there—I had not taken one that day nor a florin—about 3 o'clock I took the half-crown from the till and gave it to Eliza Hobbs to get me something—she brought it back in five minutes; it was bad—I then looked in the till and found the florin was bad—it was still the only florin there—these are the coins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on 7th December, about 7 p. m., I saw the prisoner leaving the shop after my husband had served him—my husband went out for change, came back, and gave the prisoner some change—he was standing at the counter eating biscuits—I spoke to my husband, who went out and brought the prisoner back—I then told my husband in his hearing that he was the young man who gave me the bad money—I don't remember that the prisoner answered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-88" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA HOBBS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mrs. Case—in the first week in November she gave me a half-crown, and I went to a linendraper's and gave it for some goods I bought—they gave it back to me and I took it back to Mrs. Case—I never lost sight of it—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-89" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CASE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker—on 7th December, about 6 p. m., I served the prisoner with a pennyworth of biscuits—he tendered a florin—I asked if he had smaller change—he said "No"—I took a shilling and a sixpence from the till and went out to get change; I came back, gave him a shilling, a sixpence, and fivepence, and he went out—my wife spoke to me, I went to the till, and found the florin was bad; it was the only one there—I went out 30 or 40 yards, brought the prisoner back, told him the florin was bad, and asked him for the change I had given him—I forget what he said—I gave him in charge with the coin—my wife said "You are the young man who came here three weeks ago and tendered a bad florin and half-crown"—he denied it, but I forget the words—when Eliza Hobbs gave me the bad half-crown I examined my cash-box and found a bad florin—only my wife and I serve in the shop—I had taken no florin or half-crown that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had got half across the square—you did not stop till I touched you, but you turned round.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WELLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 61). Mr. Case called me to his shop and gave the prisoner into my charge with these coins—he made no answer—I searched him in the shop, and found on him threepence and a good sixpence.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>. This half-crown and these two florins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCOIGN</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father, and am a tailor; he was at work the last week in October and the first week in November for Mr.</p>
<hi rend="italic">R</hi> </p>
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<p>Errington, a builder, and he gave me a half-sovereign to mind for him and he used to come and draw a shilling or two at a time—he always came on Sundays.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has not lived with me for two years, as his brother and he did not agree—I think he left me about May, 1880—he was employed for five years at Messrs. Kerslake's, a tailor in Hanover Street, where I have been employed 29 years, but he had been out of employment about three months because he neglected work—he then lived upon 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which he had saved, and I don't know where he went to lodge, but I understood it was Empress Chambers—he came to my place every Sunday, and he came to see his sister when I was out—I did not see him there very much; he has unfortunately been locked up on suspicion, and of course he could not come then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820109-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820109-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18820109-name-92" type="surname" value="MCCOIGN"/>
<interp inst="t18820109-name-92" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE MCCOIGN</persName> </hi>. I am McCoign's sister, and keep house for my father and my eldest brother—on the Tuesday night before the prisoner was locked up on this charge he was at home; he expected work next day, but was taken up—I used to give him money from time to time out of a half-sovereign which he left with my father—he had the whole of it, and his father and brother used to give him money every week when he came up, for food.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He lived with my father up to 1880, I think, and then went to live at Empress Chambers, Drury Lane, he told us; that is about 20 minutes' walk off—he came to see my father every week when he was not prevented, but he got into trouble in June, 1880, and in Novem-ber, 1880, but he was let off then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was at work at 48, Drummond Street, and received a florin and sixpence for an afternoon's work. I gave the florin, and the man said, "I have no change. "I stopped while he went for change, and when I got across the square he came after me. If I had known it was bad I should have gone out of the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-164-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 69). On December 2nd, about 5.30 p. m., I saw the prisoners loitering in Guildhall Yard—I was in plain clothes—I followed them through Gresham Street to New Broad Street, where they stopped a little girl, and Wilton gave her something—she then went into a confectioner's shop, and came out with something in paper which she handed to Wilton with some money—Wallace was a few yards off—they then went to Bishopsgate Street, where I met Towns-end in plain clothes—he joined me—Wilton went into a cheesemonger's shop in Bishopsgate Street, and Wallace waited outside—they then walked together to a public-house in Bishopsgate Street, stopped there 10 minutes, came out, and went to New Broad Street again, where we took them in custody—I searched Wilton at the station, and found three good sixpences and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a slip of paper with the impression of a half-crown on it—I received this bad half-crown from Miss Taylor—Wilton denied having the paper on him, and when the charge was read over he said "I had no felonious intent."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilton.</hi> I went into the cheesemonger's; they had taken some bad money, but they could not identify you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-96" type="given" value="ROSE ANN"/>ROSE ANN HIBBLE</persName> </hi>. I was 11 last December—I live with my aunt in Elder Street—on 2nd December I was in New Broad Street at 5 o'clock, and saw Wilton; he said "Will you go in and get me a twopenny loaf, and I will give you a halfpenny?" pointing to No. 64—I did so—Miss Taylor gave me the loaf; I put tho half-crown down, and she gave me a florin and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave the bread and the change to Wilton; he gave me a penny, as he had not a halfpenny—a constable took me back to the shop, and I afterwards saw the prisoners at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-97" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I used to serve at 64, New Broad Street—on 2nd December, at 5 o'clock, I served the last witness with a loaf; she gave me this half-crown, and I gave her change, and put the coin in the till; it was a new one; there was another half-crown there, but that was an old one—I have no doubt that this is the one the girl gave me—I took it out when the constable came, and he took it away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NICHOLSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman N</hi> 189). Bateman called my attention to the child, and I took her to Taylor's shop, who went to the till and produced this half-crown—I took it away, but afterwards took it back and gave it to her—this is the half-crown she gave me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-99" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TOWNSEND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman N</hi> 920). On 2nd December I met Bateman in Wormwood Street, and we followed the prisoners into Bishopsgate Street—I was in plain clothes; I told Wallace I should take him in custody for being concerned with Wilton in uttering bad coin—he said "I don't know the man; I never saw him before," but on the way to the station he said "I know him only as a public-house friend"—I found on Wallace a sixpence and a ticket for an umbrella pawned for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wallace's Defence.</hi> I don't know anything about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilton produced a written defence stating that he received the money from a man at Peel's Coffee House, who engaged his services at</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a week, and gave him</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in advance.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a conviction of felony in November,</hi> 1880,
<hi rend="italic">upon which no evidence woe offered</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.)——
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LUCK</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner, of Tottenham Court Road—I came into the shop in November and found the prisoner there—I said "Will you give me the half-crown?"—he gave me this coin (
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<p>was sober—he was taken before a Magistrate that afternoon and dis-charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HANDRON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 399). I took the prisoner and told him the charge—he said that he did not know it was bad; a great deal of money passed to him during the week in his business, and he may have had it given him in mistake—I found 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good silver on him and four pence—Mr. Luck gave me this coin—the prisoner told me at the police-court that he was going to Australia next morning, and his brother had paid his passage, and he was very sorry for what had occurred.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had on him samples of honey, beeswax, and sago, and mentioned
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> or three people who he was travelling for—I gave the half-crown up at the station; it has not been in my possession ever since—he did not say that it was his brother who was going to Australia.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-105" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH FREANE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Boar and Castle, Oxford Street—on 20th December, about 9 p. m., I served the prisoner with twopennyworth of whisky; he gave me a half-crown, which I broke easily—I asked where he got it; he said "I don't know," and gave me another, which I broke also; he then gave me a third, which was good—he said that he did not know the others were bad, and picked them up—I did not see what he did with them—I fetched a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was in the house about four minutes—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I believe he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-106" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 427). I went in at one door of the Boar and Castle as the prisoner went out at the other—he ran; I ran after him and caught him, and told him the charge—he said" Well, I am sorry for it"—I found on him two shillings, four pence, some arrowroot, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, this book, and a pawn-ticket for a pin, for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> What he said was, "All right, I threw it away"—he did not say "I am sorry for it"—my depositions were read over to me—I have been eleven years in the force—I found everything correct as to where he was employed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said" It is quite correct; I did try to pass the two half-crowns, and the barmaid broke them"—I did not find the pieces—I took him about 200 yards off—he ran all the time—he was sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad—I do not think a female could break a good half-crown in a tester, unless it was made of steel instead of brass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
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<interp inst="t18820109-170-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse, two-postage labels, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the person of
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-113" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-114" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edwin Davis, of 44, York Road, Lambeth—on 20th December, about 4 o'clock, I was in an omnibus at the foot of Ludgate Hill—I was wearing an Ulster with outside pockets carrying a purse—the prisoner was in the 'bus when I got in, and it was full—he sat the side my purse was, which contained 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he got out on Ludgate Hill suddenly, and I put my left hand in my pocket and found my purse gone—I exclaimed "That man has taken my purse"—I ran up Ludgate Hill and could not see him—I went back and got in the omnibus—some one called out "Here he comes"—I saw a policeman holding him and gave him into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-115" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ALLBURY</persName> </hi>. I live at 164, St. John Street, Islington—I was in the omnibus at the time Mrs. Davis was in it—after the prisoner had been there some time I heard the prosecutrix call out "I have lost my purse"—I saw the prisoner get out—he ran a slight run—I followed him; he ran very smart after that—I chased him up Ludgate Hill—I struggled with him—I saw a motion with his hand, as if he was throwing something away, and I saw the purse about a couple of yards off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I noticed you had a very thick stick—I saw no boy with a paper cap; I had enough to do to look after you—you were very powerful.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-116" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL STIMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was on duty in Ludgate Circus—I heard some one call out "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running near the Bodega wine stores—Allburey told me the prisoner had stolen a purse—he was struggling with the prisoner—I picked up the purse.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerken-well in June,</hi> 1880.—
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<interp inst="t18820109-171-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an ac-ceptance to a bill of exchange for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On the afternoon of 15th December last I saw the prisoner in the City Road—I told him I was a detective, and I should take him into custody for forging an acceptance to a bill of exchange for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, said to be drawn by Mr. Barnes—he said" It is a mistake, Mr. Barnes knows all about it"—I took him to the station and charged him—Mr. Viator, the prosecutor, was there—I produced this bill for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated July</hi> 25, 1881)—the prisoner said" This is one of my bills"—he was searched—I found on him two bills, one for 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-119" type="given" value="FRITZ"/>FRITZ VICTOR</persName> </hi>. I am a paper merchant, living at Barbican—on 30th July the prisoner asked me to discount this bill for him for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I declined—he then asked me to lend him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. upon it, and he would give me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he left the bill with me and gave me an I O U for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I lent him another shilling, altogether 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he altered the I O U to 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he came to me two months afterwards and asked for the bill back—he wanted the discount, and said he would pay back my loans out of the proceeds—I said" No, I will have the money first"—I paid the bill into my bank the day before it was due, and it came back dis-honoured.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had been in my employment—Mr. Barnes is my customer—the prisoner did not first ask for a loan of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I know his writing—I would not swear the whole of the bill is his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> To the best of my belief "Accepted payable at the Shoreditch Branch" is his writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-120" type="given" value="HENRY JAMES"/>HENRY JAMES BARNES</persName> </hi>. I am a fancy box manufacturer, of 12, Chapel Street, Myddelton Street—the words "Accepted H. J. Barnes" on this bill for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. are not my writing—the prisoner had no authority to write my name—I have known him three or four years—he asked me to accept a bill for him in July, and I refused—when he had written it out he asked whether I would save him running about the City—the bill was like the one produced, and the amount was about 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was not indebted to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not accepted bills for the prisoner—I accepted a bill in the name of Summers on my own business—the prisoner had nothing to do with that; his name was not on it—I was willing he should purchase my business—I was in pecuniary difficulties—I owed Viator 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the transaction with the prisoner about my business fell through, as he said he could not get his bills discounted, and that people had told him I had a bill of sale—the agreement was not to pay me 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash and the rest in bills for my business—he said the money was coming over from the Continent—I have not done business with him—three or four years ago I did business with Viator—the trans-action as to my business was left open—I had an account at the London and Westminster Bank, but no money there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-123" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BATESON</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Bateson and Co., of 25, Cheapside—the prisoner was a porter in our service—on 20th December I enclosed in a letter a Bank of England note for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner was standing by the desk—the bank clerk produced a note at the Mansion House, and the number tallied with one we took—I fastened the envelope up and gave it to the prisoner to post—this is the note, endorsed "S. Richardson"—I believe that is the prisoner's writing—on the 23rd I received a letter, in consequence of which I wrote to the party to whom the letter of the 20th was directed—on receipt of a telegram in answer to my letter my partner went down to the Bank of England and made inquiries—upon his return we charged the prisoner with stealing the note—the prisoner delivered some goods to a person named Richardson about a week before I gave him the note to post—this paper marked is the signature for goods delivered made out in the prisoner's writing—the other signature is his writing, and was torn out with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-124" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the accountant's office in the Bank of England—I produce a Bank of England note for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated 9th May, 1881—that was changed on the 21st December.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM McCARTHY</hi> (21)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820109-173-offence-1 t18820109-name-126"/>Adolph Rainboux</persName> with intent to rob.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEVEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at the Hotel de Paris, 40, Museum Street, Leicester Square—on the evening of 25th December I was going going home at 11 p. m.—passing Brewer Street two men spoke to me—the prisoner is one—they then took hold of me, threw me down, struck me, and scratched my nose; they unbuttoned my clothes, and fumbled about my pockets—I got up and ran away; they followed me—I called out "Police!"—I had 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had just left work—I first saw the two men at the corner of Broad Street—the moment I saw them they attacked me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 211). I was on duty in the neighbour-hood of Oxford Street on Christmas night—I saw three men at the corner of Vine Street struggling together; they ran away—I followed them to Museum Street; I saw the prosecutor run across and knock at his door—the prisoner and another man were standing at the corner of Little Russell Street—I identified the prisoner as one of the men who had the prosecutor on the ground in Vine Street—the prisoner said" It was not us"—I said "It was"—then the prosecutor, who was knocking at the door, showed me his nose—I took the prisoner into custody—the other man ran away—the prosecutor identified the prisoner as the man who struck him—the prisoner said it was not him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said he was not there at the time—Vine Street is 150 yards from Museum Street—I could not see their faces when they were struggling together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty. should never have gone half across the road to meet the constable if I had done anything of the sort. "</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for conspiracy.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARMAN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-131" type="given" value="SARAH AUGUSTA"/>SARAH AUGUSTA SQUIRE</persName> </hi>. I live at the Fox and Goose, Hanger Hill, Ealing—on the afternoon of 5th December Harman brought a letter, which my niece gave me; I went and saw him—he left, and brought me another letter, which I opened, and took to my husband, who was ill—I brought Harman a pen and ink, and he gave me a receipt for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective X</hi>). I took Harman into custody—in con-sequence of a statement he made I went to the Royal William, a quarter of a mile from the Fox and Goose—I saw Watson outside Ealing Police-station; he was brought there—I asked him if he knew Harman—he said "No," but afterwards admitted it—I said" You have been endeavouring to obtain 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at the Fox and Goose by means of a letter"—he said "I don't know about the letter"—he had a black coat on, and I said "This coat does not belong to you"—I brought Harman out, and said "Do you know Watson? he wants his coat"—Harman was wearing a coat—he said" If he wants it I'll tell you the truth; we con-cocted the letters at a public-house close to the Fox and Goose"—I found on Watson a pocket-book containing a lot of memorandums and letters and this envelope with "William Squire, Fox and Goose" on it—I went to the Royal William to make inquiries.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-133" type="given" value="MARIAN"/>MARIAN UNDERWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the landlady of the Royal William beer-house,</p>
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<p>Alfreton—the prisoners came to my house on the 5th—Watson sat by the fireside in the taproom, and Harman came for the beer I served him with—he asked me if I knew the landlady who kept the Fox and Goose some time ago, and did she keep it now—I said "No, she's dead"—he said "Who is the landlady now?"—I said" Squires"—Watson was within hearing—Harman asked for pen and ink, and I saw him write on the taproom table; Watson sat beside him—Harman went out, and Watson remained sitting by the fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Watson's Defence.</hi> I was not sitting near Harman at all.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WATSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARMAN</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MOORE</hi> (28)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 384). About 1.15 a. m. on 30th Decem-ber I was in Beaumont Square, Mile End Road—I saw a man run and afterwards the prisoner three or four yards from him—I asked the prisoner what was the matter down in the corner—he said he went to make water—I said" You must come and see"—I took him to 16, Beau-mont Square—I felt for the door, and kicked at it, when the prisoner tried to rush by me to get away—I shoved him between the palisading and the side of the house; in the struggle his head went through the window, and cut it—I took him the station—I saw the occupier of the house—the prisoner was searched; nothing was found on him—the other man made his escape—it was a dark corner; I only caught a glimpse of him—I saw them both come from the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-137" type="given" value="EPHRAIM"/>EPHRAIM PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Holton's lodger—I was in bed in the front parlour on this night—I heard Mr. Holton come in about 1.20 a. m. on 30th December—I heard him fasten the door and heard the latch click—I heard some one in the passage about 1.15—they went up the passage inside the house—I believe there were two—the steps passed my bedroom door—I got up when I saw the policeman come.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-138" type="given" value="FRANK SHEPHERD"/>FRANK SHEPHERD HOLTON</persName> </hi>. I am the occupier of 16, Beaumont Square—I came home on 30th December about 12.20—I fastened my door with a catch—this key fits my door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820109-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-139" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am Ephraim Page's wife—I heard footsteps on this night about 1.15—I believe there were two people.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TWEED</persName> </hi>. I am a milkman of 12, Sydney Street, Poplar—I produce a key which I found in Beaumont Square, which is in my walk, while I was delivering milk on the 30th December—it was two yards from the fence, and four or five yards from No. 16.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-175-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in March,</hi> 1870.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT FIGG</hi> (36)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEHAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a silk merchant of 14, Paternoster Row—on 10th November the prisoner called upon me—he said he had an order for satin from Mr. Lydell, of Australia Avenue—he selected a piece, of which I let him have 45 yards—that was produced at the police-court—I was induced to part with it because I had known him as</p>
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<p>a traveller, and being out of a situation he applied to me to sell goods on commission; believing also he had an order from Mr. Lydell, and knowing him as a respectable man—on 25th November he called again and said he had an order from Mills and Wood, of Westmoreland Buildings, for some satin—the value of the 45 yards is 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I let him have the satin believing he had such an order—he called again on 25th—I also saw him on 28th—he said he had left two pieces of coloured satin at Meeking's, in Holborn, and that Meeking's were disposed to buy 150 pieces of it, and he wanted a further range of colours to show them, and that he had made an appointment with their buyer at 1 o'clock—I selected five pieces—I said as they were rather heavy we would go together—he said "l can carry them myself"—when we got outside Meeking's he said "I will go in and see whether the buyer has gone to his dinner or not"—he went in and came out and said that it was past 1 o'clock, the buyer had gone to another firm to buy the satins—I returned to the warehouse—he called later in the day and said Mr. Tweed, of Old Street, would buy the satins, and I allowed the prisoner to take them—I parted with them because I believed he had an order from Tweed's for them—the following day he came and said he had called on Mills and Wood, and they were disposed to buy 18 pieces—he then selected three more pieces from my stock to show them, to the value of 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said" I have left those goods at Tweed's, and I think he will buy between 20 and 30 pieces of them; I will see him again. I am going on with these now to Mills and Wood"—I parted with them because I believed he had received an order from Tweed's for them—in consequence of inquiries I made I went to the prisoner's house—I saw his wife and left a message—I did not see him again till the 2nd December, when I saw him at his house—I said "I have been round, Mr. Figg, and I cannot find that those goods you had from me have been delivered; it seems strange, you had better come back to my warehouse and go with me"—he was indignant, and I came down and found his wife in tears—he said "I am surprised you think I have done anything with those goods, you know they have been delivered to the firms"—I said" I have been there and they tell me they have never received them nor seen you"—he said "I will go with you; I want my dinner, but will be at your office by half-past two or three"—I was at my office at the time, but he did not come—I went to his house—I was not admitted—I did not see him again till he was in custody—I received these letters from him—I know his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">The letters stated that he was sorry Mr. Wright was out, but he would come back with the goods as soon as he could get them; also that he was sorry to have deceived Mr. Wright, and had no such intention, but had yielded to the temptation of realising on the satins, and would pay him the</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">he had received on them.</hi>) The detective handed me the last letter—duplicates were enclosed—several pawn-brokers produced silk at the police-court, which I identified as mine—I had agreed with the prisoner that he should sell goods for me and in my name only on commission—he had no authority to pledge them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known the prisoner three years—he was with Messrs. Brooks, silk merchants—I met him very often—I have carried on business eight years; at 5, Milk Street, six years, and 14, Paternoster Row, one year—I did not suggest he should take offices—there were</p>
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<p>offices to let at 14, Paternoster Row—he said he should take some offices—I did not agree to be reference—I would not trust him with goods to sell on his own account—I trade as W. H. Wright and as Goshea and Co.—I have two businesses on the same floor—I did not agree to supply him with goods on credit—I was not asked to produce my books at the police-court—I supplied the prisoner with 12 pieces altogether, from 10th to 28th November—I cannot say what business I did between those dates; more than 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have not my books—it might have been more than 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was our slack season and no business is done—seven pieces were for Meeking's—I had not done business with Meeking's—Herring was present when the prisoner came to me about selling for me—he was my clerk—I have no clerk now—the prisoner was to nave 2 per cent, commission when the goods were were paid for—I took the name of Goshea when I took Mr. Banfield's business—it was my wife's business—I never sell English goods, they are all French—I have an entry of these transactions in a rough memorandum book—it is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-143" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HERRING</persName> </hi>. I was clerk to the prosecutor—I was present when the prisoner came to see him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was a silk merchant—I left him on the 25th November—I was with him six months—I left not because he was doing no business but to better myself; he was doing little business, and I left to do more—I had no conversation with him about the prisoner; it was no business of mine—I know the terms; Fig was to sell, and they were to divide the profits; that is what I heard.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended, at the request of the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner' was a widow with two children, aged</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">respectively, and was lodging in the same room with another woman at the time she was confined of the child in question; she had told the woman that she was in the family way, and that she was going to the workhouse to be confined; but the child being born unexpectedly, and as she alleged still-born, she in company with the woman went out and left it on a doorstep in Bloomsbury Square about</hi> 9.30
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<hi rend="italic">did not press the charge of murder, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the evidence as to concealing the birth was not sufficient, and cited the cases of the Queen v. Sleap,</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">Cox, Criminal Cases,</hi> 559,
<hi rend="italic">and the Queen v. George,</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">Cox,</hi> 41.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE STEPHEN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">referring to the words of the statute,</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">shall endeavour to conceal the birth by any secret disposition of the dead body," held that those words meant an endeavour to conceal from people in general the fact that the child was born of her, by disposing of its body secretly in such a way as to effect that purpose; and further, that such a secret disposition was not inconsistent with its being known to a person whom she might think likely to conceal it; that circumstance would be a fact for the Jury to take into</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-147" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY SHEA</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer—I have been living in North-east Passage, Cable Street, St. George's-in-the-East, for a fortnight—on 11th November, about midnight, I was at the Blue Anchor public-house; I was invited in there to have a drop of drink; there were four more in company with me, two males and two females—the prisoner came in and called for a glass of something—he turned back again, went and put his back to the door, and his elbow against it, to prevent its being opened for people to go out—I heard one of the others say, "He has a revolver"—I turned round and saw a revolver in his hand—I said to the landlord, "Very likely it is loaded"—I went to go out, and when I got close to him he fired at me, and I dropped on the floor and do not remember anything afterwards—I got blinded in both eyes—I saw the flash right in my face.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-148" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SHEA</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's stepdaughter, and live at 5, Albert Square, Shad well—on the night of 11th November I was with him and Eliza Pattison in the Blue Anchor—there were two young men having a drink—the prisoner came in and called for a drink—two young women followed him in, and they asked him to treat them; I can't say what answer he made—he went towards the door, put his back against it, pulled a revolver out of his pocket, and fired it; he then put it in his coat pocket and said, "I have done it, but I did not mean it for him"—no one struck him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was a perfect stranger to my stepfather and our party.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-149" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA PATTISON</persName> </hi>. I am an unfortunate woman—I was at the Blue Anchor with Mr. Shea and his daughter—the prisoner came in; two young women followed him in, and asked him to treat them—he said, "No," he had no treat for anybody—I saw him take the revolver out of his pocket and hold it towards Mr. Shea's face—nobody had struck him or given him any provocation—he fired, and then put the revolver in his pocket and went to make his way out—Shea fell back on the counter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 13). I was on duty in Cable Street about a quarter to 12; I heard the report of firearms in the Blue Anchor—I immediately ran into the house, and saw the prosecutor standing in one compartment bleeding profusely from wounds in the face—the prisoner was in the same compartment—I saw a revolver in his hand; I seized it and took him into custody—he said "I know I have done wrong; I will give the revolver over to the officer"—he gave it me and I took it to the station, and gave it to the inspector—he was sober as far as I could see—I could not see that he was any way the worse for liquor—he made a long statement to the inspector, which was taken down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Blue Anchor is a public-house—this was a very small compartment.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). I was on duty at the Leman Street Station when the prisoner and prosecutor were brought in by Sutton—the prisoner made a statement, which I took down thus: "I have been robbed in that house before, and I'm b—if I will be robbed night after night; I don't know who I shot at; I knew I done wrong as soon as I done it; my life is not safe; I gave the revolver up to the constable; I was robbed after the policeman had me in custody; it is a five-chamber revolver; four are loaded, one discharged"—I read the charge to him; he said "I did not shoot him with intent to kill him; the young woman there was one of them that robbed me a few nights ago; I went in there that night, and she was on me again with two or three young
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a public-house frequented by low characters—I saw the landlord, Peter Smith, lastnight; he has been laid up since the Friday before Christmas Day—he is quite unable to be here to-day; he has rheumatic fever—I only know that from the doctor—he was examined before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-178-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I asked your wife if she had taken anything for her cough, and she said a few sweets—she did not want for anything—you paid the rent after a good deal of trouble—I never knew you ill-treat her—there was one shin of beef for beef-tea—I never saw grapes or calvesfoot jelly—I heard she had it—she was well provided for while you were away—you did not tell me your wife was taken three weeks before she expected it—she might have had dinner with you three hours before she was confined—the night she was confined there was no tea, nor coal, nor butter—I provided her that night with what she wanted—I used to take her up her breakfast—between the two of us there was no lack of anything, except she wanted things to cover her—I lit the fire the evening of the confinement—you slept in an empty room above that night.</p>
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<p>and perfectly destitute—she had not a change of clothing—the bedclothes were an old counterpane, two old rags which were termed sheets, and a very small blanket—they were provided for the baby—she was in bed when I went there—I can't recollect if there was a fire or if I lit one—the prisoner was lying on the bed drunk—his lower garments were saturated with wet—he was repeatedly asking her for money to buy whisky—on the first day I went about two and left at eight—I went a little after seven the next morning—she was still in bed—she was very weak indeed—he was drunk—he asked me to go out of the room because he wanted to speak privately to his wife, and I went out of the room—when I had got down-stairs Mrs. Robertson screamed for me to go back, and when I got back I saw the prisoner bad got his hands on her throat, and was asking her for money—I do not believe he was pressing her throat, but merely frighten-ing her to get money—he raised a stick in the same way, and threatened to bash her brains out; and he pulled the bedclothes off her—there were three mutton chops in the room—I cooked one for him, and one for his wife, and the prisoner took the third and said he should pawn it for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to get some whisky—I left after that; it was no use having a person to look after her when it took all one's time to look after a drunken man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE STEPHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that although this evidence disclosed a very disgraceful state of things on the part of the prisoner, it did not amount to a case of manslaughter.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR BESLEY</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances in</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820109-181-offence-1 t18820109-name-162"/>Solomon Maw</persName> and others, who recommended him to mercy.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARSHALL</hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-182-18820109 t18820109-182-punishment-28"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And
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<interp inst="t18820109-183-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-183-18820109 t18820109-183-punishment-29"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18820109-183-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18820109-184-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>was indioted for wilful and corrupt perjury.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEVEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820109-name-168" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-168" type="given" value="ARTHUR HERBERT"/>ARTHUR HERBERT SAFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am Chief Clerk at Westminster Police-court—I produce the minutes of evidence taken there on 8th September on the hearing of a summons of Davenport
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Crane—I heard the defen-dant say, "I am not a married man; I was not married at St. Peter's, Hereford, on 29th February, 1876; I was never married to Mary Evans; I did not go through any ceremony of marriage there; I did not meet Mary Evans at St. Peter's Church, Hereford"—those questions were put by the counsel for Crane—he also said, "I do know her; I have never</p>
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<p>been engaged to her; my name is William Yelverton Davenport; I am 30 next birthday; I was 29 last February, that I swear; I know Mary Evans, she has lived with me as my mistress; there is no foundation for the statement about my marriage; I believe some one personated me"—I have the summons here and the recognisances which Dr. Crane entered into pursuant to the Magistrate's decision.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-169" type="given" value="CHARLES ALBERT"/>CHARLES ALBERT CRANE</persName> </hi>, M. D. I live at Markham House, Pimlico—I was the defendant in a summons heard at Westminster Police-court on 8th September which was taken out against me by the prisoner—I heard him swear what Mr. Safford has deposed to—questions were put to him about his marriage, by my Counsel—this letter is in the prisoner's writing (
<hi rend="italic">This was addressed</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">My darling Mary "acknowledging the receipt of a post-office order, and signed</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">Your loving husband, William Yelverton Davenport.</hi>)—I produce a certificate of the prisoner's marriage which I have com-pared with the Register at Somerset House. (
<hi rend="italic">This certified the marriage of William Yelverton Davenport, aged</hi> 24,
<hi rend="italic">surgeon, and Mary Evans,</hi> 24,
<hi rend="italic">spinster, at St. Peter's Church, Hereford, on</hi> 29th
<hi rend="italic">February,</hi> 1876)—the defendant's father's name is Sharrington.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the defendant since 1874—I first heard of his being engaged to my sister about March, 1874, or perhaps a little earlier—it was broken off when he left me in 1874—he had been with me as assistant, and renewed a year ago last June—I have no evidence that he was married to my sister—she was not living in the same house with me in September—I had a suspicion when I took out the summons for perjury that they were living together as man and wife, but I was not certain—he and I have not been on bad terms for some years, but he misbehaved himself, and I had to get rid of him, and had not seen him till last June or July; he had dropped entirely out of my recollection—you will find that I said that I had used strong language, in letters which I considered privileged, to my family describing his conduct—it was, I believe, in the beginning of December, 1880, that I first heard of his alleged marriage in February, 1876, with Mary Evans; that was after he had published the banns of marriage with my sister—I made a great many communications to my sister—I was trying all I could to prevent him committing bigamy—she did not believe it at all—the Public Prose-cutor, who conducts the case now, did not conduct it at the police-court; I conducted it myself—I have never seen Mary Ann Evans—I believe she is living with her father now, but I heard of her being in the union at Ranedon—the defendant made her acquaintance when he was assistant to Dr. Richardson, at Ranedon, in 1875, after his engagement to my sister was broken off—I appeared by counsel at the police-court—I was charged with threatening language.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-170" type="given" value="MARGARET ANNIE"/>MARGARET ANNIE STOWE</persName> </hi>. My husband is a coachbuilder, of 30, White Cross Road, Hereford—I was present at St. Peter's Church, Hereford, on 29th February, 1876, as bridesmaid to Mary Evans—the prisoner was the bridegroom—I recognised him at once at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am no relation—I had known her some years, but I never saw the prisoner till the afternoon before the wedding, and I did not see him after till he was at the police-court—I signed the register—the prisoner looked exactly as he does now, and his voice is the same—I will not be positive whether his whiskers are longer or shorter—he had a beard, to the best of my belief, but that is the man in front of me—I</p>
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<p>do not recognise this photograph (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Wm. Pitt and the curate and the clerk werealso present at the marriage—none of the prisoner's family were there—her father and brother and sister are living, her mother is dead—the marriage took place at Ranedon, which is not where they lived—Mr. Gaston was the clergyman; he is now Vicar of Bromfield—Mr. Jones, the clerk, is alive—Mary Evans is living with her father; I don't think he is a butcher now—I think the clerk went with him to get the certificate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRIFFITHEVANS</hi>. I am a tailor, of High Street, Worcester—in 1876 the prisoner came to, my house with my sister, Mary Evans, who, he said, was his wife, and that they had been married three weeks or a month—he said that they were married at Hereford, but they came to me from Bucknall, near Niton—they stayed with me for two months, and I bought him a hunter and other things—I saw him leaving for Hereford Gaol in custody of a constable the morning after he was con-victed of deserting his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They came about February, 1876, but I don't know the day, and they both told me that they had been married three weeks or a month.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PITT</persName> </hi>. I am a seedsman and florist, of Sutton, Hereford-shire—on 29th February, 1876, I was present at the prisoner's marriage to Mary Evans, and was in his company the best part of the day till they went away—he was then drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was sober when he was married—I had never seen Mary Evans before or since—I was just brought in to be a witness to the marriage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-184-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BULWER</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-173" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COSTIGAN</persName> </hi>. I am an usher at Worship Street Police-court—on 30th November I was present when Mr. Fordham was charged with exposing meat for sale unfit for human food—the defendant was examined as a witness—I administered the oath to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-174" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LEE</persName> </hi>. I am Chief Clerk to the Magistrates at Worship Street—I produce a summons charging John James Fordham with exposing certain meat which was unfit for the food of man—Joseph Little was examined as a witness for the prosecution, and I took this note of his evidence:—"On Saturday, 15th November, I and another vestryman were passing the defendant's stall and smelt a very bad smell, and we saw meat, about one hundredweight or more, partly covered over in a barrow—several large pieces smelt bad—I saw his man take a piece from the barrow, and cut it and put it on the stall—we took several pieces to the station; it was very stinking; it was being sold at 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per pound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure the barrow of meat was there—it was meat, not bone—it was in large pieces in the barrow." Other witnesses were called, and Mr. Fordham was convicted and fined 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. costs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were three summonses for similar offences that day in, I believe, the same neighbourhood, and I believe they were all convicted—Mr. Fordham was convicted first—the Inspector of nuisances and the divisional inspector were examined, and the Magistrate convicted—Mr.</p>
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<p>Fordham called one witness, Edward Richard Waite—I do not know whether he had a solicitor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Two other men were convicted the same day for selling bad meat in the same street on the same night; one was fined 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the other 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and Mr. Fordham 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-175" type="given" value="JOHN JAMES"/>JOHN JAMES FORDHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 169, Hoxton Street—I have been 25 years in the trade—on 30th November I was summoned at Worship Street for exposing bad meat for sale on 12th November—I had no Counsel or solicitor—I saw the defendant sworn, and heard what he swore, and asked him some questions—it is not true that I had a barrow of meat outside my premises on the night of 12th November—I was in the shop from 11 a. m. till 12.30 p. m., and during the whole of that time there was no barrow outside, nor any barrow there containing diseased meat—there was no diseased meat on my premises to my know-ledge—I was inside my parlour and saw a large concourse of people; I walked out and saw two gentlemen get out of a cab and Mr. Fletcher with them; they looked over the small pieces of meat which were there, and there were five portions of cramp bones by the side of the stall-board, which they took possession of, weighing 2 3/4 lb., with only a small portion of meat on them, and they left about 21/4lb.—the whole 5 lb. were not worth above 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. if they were sold—there was no bad meat in my shop that I am aware of—Jackson and Waite, my assistants, mind the stall-board.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is pavement in front of my shop, between it and my stall, which is in the road—it is a marketing thoroughfare on Saturdays, when poor people go to get meat—there is always a large quantity of people, but the pavement is very wide; they do not have to walk in the road—the stall faces the shop, and has a small seat at the back—I could see out pretty well—I had six assistants that night—I do not attend to the Stall—I never noticed costermongers with barrows on Saturday nights, nor do I know where they buy meat, and I do not choose people to know what I give them—meat is often sold at 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—I should throw condemned meat away—Jackson or Waite would not let you have meat if it looked black—I have admitted that this meat was there, and that it was bad, and that it stank, but it was on my stall
<hi rend="italic">unbeknowing</hi> to me—it no doubt came out of my shop—I don't think it was more likely to have come off a costermonger's barrow—I got my supper that night and attended to my customers—we have gas out on the pavement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Cramp bones are off large portions of beef; we keep cutting till we come to them, and sometimes they are put in the bin-hole, and sometimes they are sold for soup, but if the weather is bad we can't sell them—I had nothing to do with any costermonger's barrow outside the shop—I do not supply costermongers or buy of them—they do not go about the market selling meat; they have stalls on trestles, which are fixtures.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-176" type="given" value="EDWARD RICHARD"/>EDWARD RICHARD WAITE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher in Mr. Fordham's service—on 12th November I was serving at the stall from 9 a. m. till 11.30 p. m., and during all that time there was no barrow of meat outside the shop, or any vehicle containing meat—I recollect the inspector and two men coming in a cab—it is not true that I took any meat from a</p>
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<p>barrow and cut it up and put it on the slab, nor did I see any one do so; if he had I must have seen it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am in Mr. Fordham's regular employ at Deptford, and spent my leisure time in doing an extra day's work, as I usually do on Saturday—I did not bring up meat from Deptford that day—I am only a slaughterman; I do not know how the costermongers get meat or trestles into the market—I gave evidence before the Magistrate—I was not surprised to find that there was any stinking meat on the stall—I set out the stall-board on this occasion, and one or two other men brought the meat to me, and I set out the stall to attract customers—I did not smell any of the meat—I can't say what the cramp bones were there for—I never noticed them at all—I have seen many a lot of bad meat, but there was none on the stall that night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-177" type="given" value="JAMES REUBEN"/>JAMES REUBEN JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher and work for Mr. Fordham—I saw the defendant and Fletcher and another man drive up to the shop in a Hansom's cab—no barrow was there with meat in it; I had been there all day—I did not take from a barrow 1 cwt. of meat, cut up some of it, and put it on the stall, nor did anybody in my presence—if it had been done between 9 and 10.30 I must have seen it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If I was in the front of the stall and a barrow came up at the back I should see it, because my face was towards the stall—I did not see these cramp bones before Fletcher found them—we had no other bad meat—I never knew this was bad; I never had the chance of smelling it—I did not see them, because they were lying with some pieces of suet and salt meat—they would not have been sold if they had been discovered; my master would not sell bad meat, doing the exten-sive business he does—we give hones to boners—I have said "There was not quite so much flesh as bone"—100 costermongers' barrows pass through Hoxton every Saturday between 9 and 12, and about four of them sell meat, but I do not know where they get it—I did not see Mr. Little or Mr. Steel till they came in the cab—I saw the meat brought out to the stall in the morning—I do not know who brought out the cramp bones; they might all be in a basket, and turned out altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If I had known there were cramp bones I should not have sold them—the four costermongers sell meat off a stall higher up, not from a barrow wheeled from place to place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher in Mr. Fordham's employ—I was in the shop when the inspector came—there was no barrow there containing a cwt. of bad meat, nor did a man take a piece from a barrow and place it on the stall—if he had I must have seen it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at work in the shop, and the customers passed on the footway, between me and the stall—I took the meat to the stall in the morning, but I attend to the shop customers, not to the stall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I stand in the street in the evening, on the pavement opposite the stall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-179" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD FARRINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher employed by Mr. Fordham, and generally in front of the shop—there was no barrow there con-taining a quantity of bad meat, 1 cwt. or more, nothing of the kind, nor did a man take a piece of meat from a barrow and place it on Mr. Fordham's stall—no barrow was there that evening, on my oath.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in front of the shop from half-past 8 till 11—I occasionally attend to the meat on the stall when it is required—I said</p>
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<p>the stuff seized was cut off 161b. or 18lb. that day, and was being sold at 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per lb.; it was not putrid—I think Mr. Fletcher and the doctor and the Magistrate were all wrong—I come from Rotherhithe; that is occasionally a stinking place—I was not before the Magistrate the first time—I did not know that he was going before the Magistrate for selling bad meat, only about the barrow—of course I knew that the bad meat was seized on the barrow—as the meat was not putrid, and as the doctor and Mr. Fletcher were quite mistaken, it would have been most natural if I had gone before the Magistrate, but I did not—a good deal better and a good deal worse meat is sold at Mr. Fordham's on Saturdays—Mr. Fordham's customers do not like strong flavour—I am not the man who took the meat off the barrow and cut it up and put it on the stall—I never saw a barrow at Mr. Fordham's shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see anybody do it—the meat cut off of cramp bones is eightpence or ninepence a pound, but it is not cut off on Saturdays—the price of the bones is twopence a pound.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher employed by Mr. Fordham—I was in the shop when the inspector came—no barrow was there containing 1 cwt. of meat—I did not see a man take some meat from a barrow and put it on the stall—if a barrow had come up at 9 or 9.30 and meat taken off it, I must have seen it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at the scales in the shop, but I was outside at times—I did not see the Hansom.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-181" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GRAVATT</persName> </hi>. I have a stall next to Mr. Fordham's stall—I was there on this Saturday from 9 a. m. to 12 p. m., I saw no barrow arrive with meat—no meat was taken from a barrow and put on the stall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sell china and glass at my stall—my attention was not called till the gentlemen came in a cab—I never saw a barrow of putrid meat, but it was spoken of, Lansdown saw it go along—I told Burn that Steel and Little had made a mistake in the stall the barrow was at, I did not say that they were too fast—I can't tell you whose stall the barrow was at.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I can't tell you if the barrow stopped opposite a butcher's stall, as I never saw a barrow there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-182" type="given" value="SNOW"/>SNOW LANSDOWN</persName> </hi>. I keep a stall on the other side of Mr. Fordham's—I was serving outside my stall from morning till night and did not see a barrow stop at Mr. Fordham's stall or meat taken from it and put on to the stall, had there been I must have seen it—I saw a barrow there at 2 o'clock going down the town, one of the
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> was pulling it along—he did not stop at Mr. Fordham's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The meat in the barrow did not stink, but it looked black—I did not run after the man to smell it, the look was enough for me—mine is an orange stall—I brought it there in the morning—I did not say that Steel and Little had been too fast.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-183" type="given" value="JAMES SAMUEL"/>JAMES SAMUEL HALES</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of 68, Upper Road, Kingsland, my brother-in-law works for Mr. Fordham, and I went there to buy my Sunday's joint—I was there from 9 till 11, I saw no barrow there, nor did I see a man take a piece of bad meat from a barrow and put it on a stall, if he had I must have seen it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was there for amusement, and when I saw the traffic stop I bought my joint—I often stand there an hour before I ask—I did not see Steel or Little; I did not smell the cramp bones, but I was smoking part of the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I say there was a barrow there, and a piece of meat was put from it on to the stall. "</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820109-name-188" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WEIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Alexander Gordon, brothers, fish-mongers and poulterers, 57, Old Broad Street—Knight was employed at 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and Cecil at 27
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—on Saturday night, in consequence of a statement made to me, I went into the basement of the adjoining premises, a chemist's shop—we have access to the w. c. there for our men, and a few empties are put there at Christmas time—I found in a hamper two geese, and behind some baskets on the shelf two pheasants—there was a loose cloth, like a horse cloth, over the geese—I left them there; that was about 7 o'clock—I was busy then and did not go there again till after the shop was closed, about 10.30—I communicated with the police—a detective followed the men—after the prisoners were taken into custody a goose was shown to me by an officer—I examined it and found it was mine—I identified the pinning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Others may pin on a ticket, but I have one particular place—Knight has been in my employment about three weeks—I employ about fifteen men.</p>
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<p>up—Cecil came down—I saw a brace of pheasants in his trousers pocket—he had his apron on—I left them in the cellar; that was about 12.30.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. off a suit of clothes—when he came out he said "I will make the governor pay for these clothes next week. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not think there was much harm in holding a basket—I did not think the transaction was honest—I did not tell my master nor the manager—about seven of us were in the Ship—I have been in Brooks's service about two months—I am 18 years of age.</p>
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