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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ELLIS, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-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 30th, 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.
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-2" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DENMAN</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., M.P., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-6" type="given" value="SIMEON CHARLES"/>SIMEON CHARLES HADLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDGAR BREFFIT</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-7" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., and
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of tho Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-11" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON OGG</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-13" type="given" value="JABEZ"/>JABEZ MCDIARMID</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody-two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ing counterfeit coin.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 177). I was called to Mrs. Day's, and took the prisoner into custody—I asked if he knew the coin was bad—he said he did not—I found on him 1
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-26" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE EVERARD</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Spread Eagle Tavern in Broad Street, Bloomsbury—on 9th Jan., about 10 p. m., the two prisoners came to the bar, and each called for drink—I served Anderson, and he tendered a florin to pay 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave him the change, and put the florin in the till—there was no other florin there—my sister soon afterwards showed me a bad florin, and in consequence of that I went to the till and found a bad florin—I gave it to my sister, and she gave it to the constable—the prisoners went away, and I sent a young man to follow them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-27" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA EVERARD</persName> </hi>. I am the sister of the last witness—I serve at the Spread Eagle—I saw the prisoners there about 10 o'clock on 9th January—they called for whisky—my sister served them once; I served them a second time—Johnson tendered a florin in payment for a biscuit—I found it was bad, and showed it to my sister, and she said hers was bad—I told Johnson it was bad, and asked if he had got any more—he said no, if I would give it him back he would go and get change for it—I took a piece out of it and gave it him back—this is it—they went away together—Stewart went out after them.</p>
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<lb/>verian half-sovereign and a latch-key—Johnson said he had got the bad florin from the corner—I afterwards went to the hoarding, and there found this florin with a piece out of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 216). I was sent for to the Duke's Head, and saw the prisoners there, and saw a bad florin given to the constable Wakeling—I searched Johnson, and found on him a halfpenny and a pocket-knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-30" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WAKELING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 49). I took Anderson into custody—I found on him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, good money—he said he knew nothing about it, he was drunk—he was not drunk, only sham
<lb/>ming—I produce the two florins; one I received from Hyde.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-31" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HUGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Duke's Head—on 9th January, about 10 p. m., the two prisoners came to the bar—Johnson called for a pint of four ale—Anderson tendered in payment a bad florin—I told him it was bad, I disfigured it, and returned it—the police were sent for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-32" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HYDE</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Duke's Head—on 9th January I was there when the prisoners were there—Mr. Stewart said they had been passing bad money at the Spread Eagle, and we should not let them go—I closed the doors, and sent for a constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad—the one that was picked up is also bad, and from the same mould as one of the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Anderson, in his defence, stated that the money passed was received from a man named Parker, to whom he had sold a pair of boots.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-232-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-232-18820130 t18820130-232-punishment-5"/>Nine Months' Hard labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN DAVIS</hi> (48)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18820130-233-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EYRE LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-35" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-35" type="surname" value="PELLATT"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-35" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY PELLATT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Francis Pellatt, a cornchandler, of the Caledonian Road—on 10th January, about half-past seven, the prisoner came to the shop—a man came to the door with her—he did not come in—he said in her hearing that he would go and light a lamp; the prisoner eaid "All right, my dear"—the prisoner then asked for half a quartern of flour, the price was 3 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she paid me with a florin; I gave her change, and put the florin in the till—there was another florin there, quite at the bottom of the till, under other money; I put this florin on the top of about a pound's worth of silver—the man came back in about 40 minutes—I looked in the till, and found the florin where I had placed it, at the top—I found it was bad—I had not taken any silver since—I bent it and broke it—it was a new coin; the other florin was worn and old.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-36" type="surname" value="WELCH"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WELCH</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 12, Caledonian Road—on 10th January, about 8 p. m., the prisoner came and picked out a pound of sevenpenny pieces of meat—my little girl served her—she tendered a florin in payment—I found it was bad; I broke it, and handed it back to her, and said" This has come to pieces, mother, how did you come by it?"—she said "Is it a bad one?" I said" Yes"—she said "I took it out of that half-crown;" that likewise was bad—I said" Where do you get these from?" she said "I have taken them of my customers at my stall"—she did not soy where her stall was—I sent for a constable, and gave her into custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-37" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 268). I took the prisoner into cus
<lb/>tody—she said she was not aware it was bad—she had 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on her—I received this florin from Mrs. Pellatt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-38" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown—the two florins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I received the money from the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-233-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA EVANS</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18820130-234-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-234-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COUCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-40" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-40" type="surname" value="VINCENT"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-40" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN VINCENT, JUN</persName> </hi>. I live with my father and mother at 7, March
<lb/>mont Street, Eussell Square—we keep a fruit shop—on 10th January, about noon, the prisoner bought some apples and lemons, which came to 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half-crown; I gave it to my mother, who gave her the change, and she left—I put the apples in a bag with our name on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-41" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-41" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN VINCENT</persName> </hi>. My husband is a fruiterer—on 10th January my daughter brought a half-crown upstairs to my bedroom and put it on the toilet table—I put it into my purse, which I put into my pocket—I had no other money there—I spent nothing while 1 was out—when I came home, about 5 o'clock, my husband spoke to me, and I put the half-crown in the tester and found it was bad—I kept it, and gave it to the con
<lb/>stable next morning—I saw the prisoner, and am certain of her—it was about a quarter to 12 at noon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Arms, Barnsbury Eoad, Islington—on 12th January, about noon, I served the prisoner with a quartern of gin in a bottle—she put down a bad half-crown; I tested it, bent it, and sent for a constable—this is it—I said "This is bad;" she said "I will give you another for it"—my house is about a mile from Russell Square.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 315). On 12th January I was called to the King's Arms about 12.10 in the day; the landlord gave me this half-crown and charged the prisoner with passing it—I said "How did you come in possession of it?"—she said "I have been with a gentleman all the morning, and he gave me a half-sovereign"—I said "The half
<lb/>sovereign has nothing to do with the half-crown"—she made no reply—I took her to the station, where the female searcher handed me a good half-crown and a halfpenny—there were three parcels of fruit in her basket, and Mr. Vincent's address was on one bag—I went there next morning, and Mrs. Vincent gave me a half-crown, and on the 11th she picked the prisoner out when placed with another woman at Clerkenwell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A gentleman gave me a half-sovereign, and I got the coins in change.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the second uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in February,</hi> 1875,
<hi rend="italic">when she was sentenced to ten years' penal servitude.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS MCINTYRE</hi> (42)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT JAMES WADE</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18820130-235-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18820130-235-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EYRE LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-47" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-47" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-47" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 31, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, and keep a linendraper's shop—on 30th December, about 7 p.m., McIntyre came in and put down a half-crown for a pocket-handkerchief price 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he then pointed to the window, and asked the price of some searves—I said "There are none there"—I put the coin in the trier and it broke easily—I said "Have you any more of these?"—he said "Yes, I have another here"—I said "That is a good one; why did not</p>
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<p>you give me the good one?"—he said "Oh, I have just taken that; I have a cab outside"—I said "I will go with you in the cab"—he said "Oh, it is too far for you to go; I took it in the Kont Road"—I said "If you don't like me to go, I have a man inside, or my son, who will go with you"—he then rushed out and my sou after him—there was a cab outside, but it belonged to two ladies, not to him—he was brought back by two constables in about ten minutes—the Magistrate remanded him for a week, and then discharged him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-48" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-48" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—I saw the prisoner run out at full speed and round a corner into a mews, where he hid behind some trucks—I called out "Come out;" he came out, and I caught hold of him—he said "Let me go," but I refused—two constables came, and we went back to the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-49" type="surname" value="BISHOP"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-49" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY BISHOP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 175). I took Mclntyre—we went to the shop, and he gave his name Thomas Smith, 14, High Street, Edinburgh—I found on him a good half
<lb/>crown and 1 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I and another constable took him to the station—he said "I have a friend who I should like to turn round on you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McIntyre.</hi> The other constable hit your hand with his truncheon, because you would not give him some coin which you took from your pocket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-50" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-50" type="surname" value="DOVE"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-50" type="given" value="LYDIA"/>LYDIA DOVE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Monument Tavern, Fish Street, City—on 6th January, about 11.30 p. m., I served each of the prisoners with a glass of ale—Wade tendered a bad half
<lb/>crown; I broke it in the tester—these are the pieces—I said "It is a bad one"—McIntyre said "Will you let me have the evening paper"—I called Mr. Dew and gave him the pieces—he said "Have you any more?"—McIntyre said "Yes, we have several of them"—they showed what they had in their pockets and then left—McIntyre had all the say; Wade only asked for the beer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wade.</hi> I did not put the half
<lb/>crown in the till—you spoke confused, but you were not intoxicated—you gave me a good, half
<lb/>crown after the policeman came—I had given you two separate shillings and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., as far as I can recollect.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-51" type="surname" value="DEW"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-51" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DEW</persName> </hi>. I keep the Monument Tavern—on 6th January, about 11.30 p. m., my barmaid showed me this broken coin—I said to the prisoners "Have you any more like these?"—McIntyre said "Yes, possibly several"—I said "To save trouble, let me see what you have got"—Wade put his hand in his pocket and threw three or four good half
<lb/>crowns on the counter—I said "If you have not any more I should not like to give you in custody"—Wade said "It is all right, governor; I work at Mr. Alexander's"—I said "What, Alexander's over the way?"—he said "No. he has other shops; he has a shop in Bucking
<lb/>ham Palace Road and Luther Road"—I said "I am not aware of it"—he said "All right, governor; I have taken it from a man for something or other"—I said "Of course you are acquaintances of each other?"—McIntyre said "We are perfect strangers; I saw this poor fellow outside and thought I would offer him a glass of ale"—I said that it was rather strange to do so and then ask him to pay for it—McIntyre said "I paid for my own"—Wade said "You did not"—I sent for a constable, and when he arrived Wade tendered a good half-crown—the barmaid took it and gave him the change—Wade said "If you are going to run us in do it; don't let us stand lingering here"—we took thorn to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McIntyre.</hi> I did not hear you ask Wade to have a glass of ale—you were as sober as you are now.</p>
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<persName id="t18820130-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-52" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-52" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 754). On 6th January about 11.30 I was inside the Monument public-house in plain clothes, and saw the prisoners come to the bar—Wade said to McIntyre, "What will you have to drink?"—he said," A glass of bitter," and McIntyre had the same—Wade tendered a half-crown to pay for both—the barmaid took it and went to the till—McIntyre then said, "Have you got the evening paper, miss?"—she said," I will go and see"—she went to the inner bar, and the landlord came out with a broken half-crown in his hand, and said, "Have you got any more like this?"—McIntyre said, "I dare say we have several half-crowns"—the landlord said to Wade, "What more have you in your pocket?"—Wade took out several silver coins—McIntyre said, "I don't think I have any half-crowns, "taking out some coppers—they were given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-53" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-53" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WAITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 741). On 6th January at 11.30 the prisoners were given into my custody—I found on Wade two half-crowns, two florins, two shillings, and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on McItyre 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-54" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McIntyre's Defence.</hi> I received the money in change for a half-sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wade's Defence.</hi> I did not know that the half-crown was bad.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">McINYRE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of larceny at Clerkenwell in August,</hi> 1873.**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-235-18820130 t18820130-235-punishment-7"/>Two Years' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WADE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-235-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-235-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the third count only. He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a convic
<lb/>tion of felony at Surrey Sessions in March,</hi> 1875. **—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-235-18820130 t18820130-235-punishment-8"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">rosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Allen,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Mackintosh, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Aldrich.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I have been acting under Brett, my superior, in this case—on 30th December I received instructions to watch the warehouse of Messrs. Patterson in Staining Lane—I saw Meek leave the warehouse on the 31st—I followed him to the cloak-room of the Ludgate Hill Station—I saw him give a ticket and obtain this parcel—he then took the train by the District Railway; I did the same; I followed him to St. James's Park Station, and to the Albert public-house in Victoria Street, Westminster, facing the Army and Navy Stores—he went into a private bar—I followed him in after a minute or two, and saw him sitting down, and Aldrich and Mackintosh, and another person whom I do not identify—Meek had this parcel open, and Mackintosh appeared to be examining its contents—when I entered Meek doubled up the parcel—there was some conversation going on between him and Mackintosh, which I did not hear—I heard Meek say," I will bring</p>
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<p>them up on Monday in my dinner-hour about 1 o'clock"—Aldrich said, "What is the use of saying 1 o'clock? it is generally a quarter to 2 before you get here"—Meek said," Well, say 2 o'clock"—there was a little more conversation, which I did not hear—I saw Mackintosh take some money from his trousers pocket, count it, and give it to Meek—Mackintosh then took up the parcel, put it under his arm, shook hands with Meek and Aldrich, and walked out of the house—I went out shortly afterwards, and saw Mackintosh and Allen in conversation together in Victoria Street—Allen was carrying another parcel, which was ultimately found to contain a coat; it had on it the address of Mackintosh, Army and Navy Stores—"I followed them about 300 yards, having in the mean
<lb/>time got the assistance of another officer—I then said to Mackintosh, "I am a police
<lb/>officer; what have you got in that parcel?"—he said," Handkerchiefs"—I said," What handkerchiefs?"—he said, "Silk handkerchiefs"—I said," Where did you get them from?"—he said, "I bought them of a friend of mine in the Albert public-house"—I said," What did you give for them?"—he said," I decline to tell you, "or" I won't tell you"—I said," Do you know the lad you bought them of?"—he said "Yes"—I said, "What is his name?"—he said, "Meek"—I said," Doyou know where he works?"—he said," Somewhere in the City"—I said, "Do you know where he lives?"—he said, "It" is at Richmond somewhere, I don't know where; I frequently buy them in this public-house"—I then said to Allen, "What have you got in that parcel?" alluding to this one—he said, "It belongs to him," pointing to Mackintosh—Mackintosh said, "It is a coat of mine, I have been measured for it"—I said, "Where did you get it?"—he said, "It was sent to the stores where I am employed, and I brought it out with me when I left at 2 o'clock"—I said to Allen "Where did you get it?"—Allen said "I met him, and he asked me to hold it for him"—I said to Mackintosh "You did not have it in the public-house"—he said "No, he was holding it for me outside"—I then said I should take them both into custody on the charge of having possession of this property supposed to be stolen—Mackintosh said "I received them, but I did not know they were stolen"—Allen said "I know nothing about them at all"—I ultimately examined the parcel; it contained five boxes, containing 83 handkerchiefs, some of which I produce—I took them to Rochester Row Station—I had allowed Meek and Aldrich to go away—at the station Barrell, a constable, spoke to me, and took some handkerchiefs from Allen, and a muffler, which he gave me in Allen's presence—I searched Mackintosh, and found on him a muffler which he was wearing similar to that found on Allen, and five other handkerchiefs in his pocket, one new one, the others had been used—some others were afterwards given up by Mackintosh—on Monday, 2nd January, I went to the Army and Navy Stores in Victoria Street; I there saw Addrich—I said to him "I am a police officer, I have a lad named Meek in custody charged with stealing a large number of silk handkerchiefs in the City, and two other men named Allen and Mackintosh charged with receiving them at the Albert public-house on Saturday afternoon, about 3 o'clock; Meek has made a statement that concerns you; what do you know about the hand
<lb/>kerchiefs?"—Aldrich said" I will tell you the whole truth, sir; I have bought a large number of his handkerchiefs; I have bought from two to three dozen at a time; I have met him at the railway station in his</p>
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<p>dinner hour, and have taken as many as four dozen mufflers at a time; at other times he has brought me so many that I have not known what to do with them; I have paid him from 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per dozen for them; I should think I have bought about 25 dozen; Meek always told me that he bought them of a man whose name he mentioned, but I have forgotten it; on one occasion I spoke to his father in the presence of my brother, and he said 'Oh, he gets them honestly enough'"—I then told Aldrich that he would be charged with being concerned with others in custody with receiving about eight dozen handkerchiefs in the Albert public-house on Saturday afternoon—he said "I never received any of them, and I did not know they were stolon, or I would not have touched any of the others"—I then conveyed him to the station, and he was charged—he handed me three handkerchiefs, one muffler that he was wearing round his neck, and two others in his pocket—I said "What have you done with the handkerchiefs you bought?"—he said "I have sold some to a man named Warwick, and to a man named Collingham, and a large number to the servants in the Army and Navy Stores"—I asked him for his address, and he gave it, "Glen Cottage, River Lane, Petersham, near Richmond"—I went there; it is his mother's house; I there found these 17 silk scarves (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they all appear to have been used; they were not in boxes, but in drawers—I also found three cardboard boxes, and the lid of another box similar to these; one of the boxes has Messrs. Patteson's price mark on it—I went back and showed these things to Aldrich, and he said "I bought them from Meek from time to time"—on a subsequent Wednesday in January I went with a man named Cross to Peckham, and he pointed out a house to me, 21, Anstey Road—before that, at the station, the inspector asked Mackintosh about the price he had given for the handkerchiefs, and he said "I have given 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen; I have paid him 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," and then he said "I have paid him 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them"—I produce a parcel containing 27 handkerchiefs and mufflers and three boxes which I received from Henry Warwick; they are all new, and folded up in squares.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I said before the Magistrate "I think both the handkerchiefs found on Allen had been used"—I did not notice what Allen was wearing when I went into the station—I can't say how long he had been there before this muffler was produced, I should say I left him there for about two hours—Fraser, the cabman, was not there when Alien and Mackintosh were taken there—I searched Allen's place, but found nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. The place I went into at the Albert was a small bar, about 3 feet square—there are tables and seats there—the fourth person there was a stronger, sitting at a table on the opposite side to the others—he was there when I went in—I did not see when he went out—I was there about 10 minutes—I followed Mackintosh to see what the parcel contained; if I found they contained silk handkerchiefs I in
<lb/>tended to take him into custody—it was my duty to ask him questions—he said "You were there, and saw me pay for them"—I asked him where Meek got them, and he said "He buys them in the City. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. There is a door from the private compartment into a dining
<lb/>room; persons going to the dining
<lb/>room would have to pass through the room where the prisoners were—I went to Aldrich at Richmond about 7.30 p.m.—his mother and brother were</p>
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<p>there—she is a widow—while I was there Meek's father came in—Mrs. Aldrich gave me every assistance; she pointed ont the mufflers to me, and told me where to find them—Aldrich told me everything frankly, there was no hesitation or concealment at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-61" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Saturday evening, 31 st January, I went to the police
<lb/>station in Rochester Row, and there saw Allen and Mackintosh in custody—four boxes of handkerchiefs and four
<lb/>teen others were produced to me before them, and I told them they would be charged with receiving them knowing them to be stolen—Mackintosh said "I bought them of a person I know;" Allen made no reply—I searched Allen, and found on him this handkerchief—the other handker
<lb/>chiefs were handed to me by Barrell, who said he had taken them from Alien's pocket—I said to Allen "Where did you get this?" he said "I bought it"—I said "Where?" he made no reply—at that time Davidson handed me another muffler, like the one he had taken from Mackintosh—I again said to Allen "Where did you buy this?" he made no reply—I said to Mackintosh "Where did you get them?" he said "I bought them of the same person;" he described the person—I then took them to the City, and charged them; they made no reply—Mackintosh gave his address 21, Anstey Eoad, Peckham Rye—I went there with Davidson, and searched a room pointed out to me by Mrs. Mackintosh as her son's—I there found 10 handkerchiefs and two mufflers similar to those worn by Allen and Mackintosh—I also received from Mrs. Mackintosh five other mufflers, which she took from a wardrobe, and I brought away five handkerchief boxes—some of the mufflers and handkerchiefs were con
<lb/>tained in the boxes—they were new—I took them to the police
<lb/>station, and showed them to Mackintosh, and told him where I had found them, and he said "I bought them of the same person, I have frequently bought of him; it was all open and above board. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. It was about 5 o'clock when I went to the police
<lb/>station——Fraser was not there then; I don't know when he came in, I did not see him—there were only the two prisoners there, a uniform constable, Davidson, and myself—Davidson handed me this muffler that he had taken from Mackintosh at the time I was searching Allen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. The handkerchiefs I found at Mackin
<lb/>tosh's wert in drawers and boxes—they were not locked up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-62" type="surname" value="FRASER"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRASER</persName> </hi>. I am a cabdriver—on 31st December I went to the police-station in Bochester Bow to deposit some property which had been left by a fare in my cab—I saw Allen and Mackintosh there—while waiting there Allen beckoned to me—I went over to him, and he offered me a silk handkerchief, like one of these—I refused to take it—it was doubled up in his hand—I did not handle it—he offered it to me twice—I refused to take it, and spoke to Barrell, who was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was about 4 o'clock—there were two officers in uniform in the station at the time—they were writing at a table—the prisoners were by the fire, away from them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-63" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BARRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>). I was at Rochester Bow Police
<lb/>station on Saturday afternoon, 31st December—Fraser made a. communi
<lb/>cation in my presence, in consequence of which I watched Allen—I saw him very fidgety with his left band in his pocket, and I said, "You seem very fidgety, what have you got in your pocket?"—he said, "What is that to do with you?"—I said, "From what I have heard</p>
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<p>you have been trying to give a handkerchief away"—he said, "You are wrongly informed this time"—I said, "I mean to see"—with that he took this handkerchief out of his pocket and handed it to me—it had been folded as if it had been round the neck; it was crumpled up—I said, "Where did you get it from?"—he said, "What is that to do with you? gire it me back"—I said, "No; I shall detain it till the officer comes back," which I did, and handed it to the officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-64" type="surname" value="ALLCHURCH"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLCHURCH</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at the Army and Navy Stores—Mackintosh and Aldrich were employed there; Aldrich was a clerk in the cash remittance office, and Mackintosh in the cash deposit office—they had nothing to do with buying for the stores—on Saturday afternoon, 31st December, I was sent for to the Rochester Row Police
<lb/>station—I there saw Mackintosh—I asked what brought him there—he said for receiving some silk handkerchiefs—I said it was a bad job—he said, "I thought it was all right; I thought I was buying honestly enough; they have not taken all from me now; I have some in ray pocket"—he then took from his pocket these fourteen mufflers, all new and folded—he handed them to me, and I gave them to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. Mackintosh has been in the stores for about three and a half years—the directors are very particular in making full inquiries as to the persons they employ—I have seen single hand
<lb/>kerchiefs like these in the possession of different persons in the employ
<lb/>ment—some were sold by Collingham, Aldrich, and Mackintosh—I don't know of Warwick selling any—complaints were made to the secretary of some persons having sold them—our stock was examined, but they were nothing at all like ours, and the matter dropped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Aldrich has been with us two or three years—strict inquiries were, made before he was taken into the employment—he has always given satisfaction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-65" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARWICK</persName> </hi>. I was a clerk in the Army and Navy Stores with Mackintosh and Aldrich—I gave over to Detective Davidson 27 handker
<lb/>chiefs—I had purchased them from Aldrich—I paid him prices varying from 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a dozen for them—I had bought more than those; during nine months about six dozen—the last purchase was about three weeks before Christmas—I asked him on several occasions where they came from—he always said the same, that he had a friend a traveller, and these were samples, which were perquisites.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. The sales were quite open—he sold some to other clerks, quite openly, in the day time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Some were in boxes and some he had in his pocket—those in boxes were in dozens, folded up, with the lid on, and similar patterns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-66" type="surname" value="CROSS"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-66" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CROSS</persName> </hi>. I am a potman by trade—I have known Allen 10 or 12 years—I don't know what his occupation has been—I was out of place last December—I saw Allen and told him that I had been after a situation, and was hard up, and I asked him for a penny to get me half a pint of beer—he took me to a public-house and gave me some—he then pulled out a pocket
<lb/>handkerchief and gave it me to pawn or sell for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I pledged it for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and gave him the ticket and the money—he gave me back the ticket to sell for my trouble, and I sold it for 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said "Have you got any more, Jem?"—he said "No, I may have some to-night or to-morrow morning"—I saw him next morning,</p>
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<p>and he gave me three more, which I pledged for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each at one place—I asked him if they were all right, and he said "Yes"—he said I must not leave them under 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. because they cost him more—I got the tickets on those and sold them the same as usual—I had three more after that, which I pawned, one at each place, gave him the money, and kept the tickets—I had more during the three weeks—I could not say how many; they were in half
<lb/>dozens, and as many as nine at a time—I went to a great many pawnshops; I could not well confine myself to one neighbourhood; they told me they had had a bellyful of them round Walworth—when I took them to the pawn
<lb/>brokers' I had them round my neck, and took them off when I went in; he told me how to do them; he crumpled them up like this (
<hi rend="italic">describing</hi>)—I said" Don't do it, Jem; you will spoil them"—he said "Don't I know better than you? they will lend you more that way than the other"—I gave my own name, but he told me to give my address at the nearest street to the pawnbroker's, and any name I liked—on one occa
<lb/>sion he went with me to the pawnshop, but did not go in—I remember showing Davidson a house at Peckham; I had been in that direction with Allen one afternoon in the week, and one Sunday morning he left me at the corner public-house and went to a house in Anstey Road—the policeman afterwards spoke to me, and said "Bob, I think there is some
<lb/>thing wrong with them handkerchiefs; don't you have any more"—I afterwards told that to Alien, and he said" You silly fellow, they are only pumping you; them tilings are as straight as can be."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. He said he was having them of a man who bought them wholesale at a large warehouse in the City—I first saw him about three weeks before Christmas about these handker
<lb/>chiefs; that was in the street—I afterwards met him at different places, sometimes at his own houso and sometimes at different places—there were plenty of other people with him as well as me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-67" type="given" value="THOMAS FOSTER"/>THOMAS FOSTER HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent—I carry on busi
<lb/>ness in all parts of England—my address in London is 285, East Street, Old Kent Road—I have known Allen close upon twenty years; he has been what I should term a general dealer in anything, going to Deben
<lb/>ham and Storr's and buying and selling—I bought handkerchiefs like these of him, first about two months ago, I can't say; I bought five separate ones, and gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and a half-crown—I pledged two in the Walworth Road and two in the Old Kent Road, two at Sprunt's and at Russell's, and two at Burls' in the Walworth Road—they were mufflers like these—I did not buy any in boxes or in dozens; those were all I bought.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-68" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-68" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Burls, pawnbroker, East Street, Walworth—I produce three mufliers pawned on 7th October, 22nd October, and 20th December—Allen pawned the first for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and Harris the others; one in the name of Harris for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and one in the name of Jones for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-69" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-69" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MAY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Wharton, pawnbroker, Black
<lb/>friars Road—I produce two handkerchiefs pawned by Cross; one on 20th December for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and one on 23rd for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-70" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>THEODORE TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, 219, New Kent Road—I produce a handkerchief pawned by Cross on 28th December for—2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BARNETT</hi>. I am manager to Mr. Wolstenholme, pawnbroker,</p>
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<p>Kennington Park Road—I produce a handkerchief pawned by Cross On 22nd December for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-71" type="surname" value="CORPE"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-71" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES CORPE</persName> </hi> I am assistant to Mr. Layman, pawnbroker, Blackman Street, Borough—I produce a handkerchief pawned by Cross on 28th December for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-72" type="surname" value="DEAKES"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-72" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DEAKES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. A bethel—I produce a muffler pawned in the name of John Cross on 23rd December for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-73" type="surname" value="CORNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-73" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE CORNELL</persName> </hi>. I am ledger keeper in the Deposit Office at the Army and Navy Stores—I know Mackintosh and Aldrich quite well—I know Allen by sight—I have seen him in a coffee-house in Rochester Row, where we have tea when we are working late—I have seen him there conversing with Mackintosh and Aldrich on more than one occasion—I have seen neckties and handkerchiefs sold by Aldrich in the stores singly to clerks, at prices varying from 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. They were sold quite openly in the stores to his brother clerks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-74" type="surname" value="ELSDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-74" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM ELSDEN</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my father, John Elsden, and Mr. Jones—we trade as J. Patteson and Co., wholesale warehousemen and manufacturers, in Staining Lane—Meek was with us about two years—he kept the stock in order in the Bandanna department, in which all these goods are placed—I was manager of that department, and Meek was under me—in consequence of considerable losses in that department a communication was made to the police, and they watched—these 83 handkerchiefs taken from Mackintosh are ours—the wholesale value of them is about 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the cost price would be about 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, and the mufflers 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each—these 14 mufflers found on Mackintosh are ours, and also those found at Aldrich's house; also the two handkerchiefs taken from Allen, and the 27 handed up by Warwick, in fact all those seized by the police are ours—Meek had no authority to sell without first coming to me—most of these are made for us only—all those produced by the pawnbrokers are ours.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I had an interview with Meek, and told him we were going to charge him—he then said he had sold these handkerchiefs to Mackintosh and Aldrich.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. We received a letter from Meek, in which he mentioned a manager in our employ, who has been discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. That manager was in our service when Meek came into it—he was discharged in June last—some of the boxes bear our private mark.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MACKINTOSH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALDRICH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received good characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-236-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-236-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">MACKINTOSH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALDRICH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18820130-236-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>were recommended to mercy by the Jury</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-236-18820130 t18820130-236-punishment-9"/>Six Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18820130-236-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18820130-236-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-236-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-236-18820130 t18820130-236-punishment-10"/>Eighteen Months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MEEK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18820130-236-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-236-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-236-18820130 t18820130-236-punishment-11"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EYRE LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-76" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COX</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Bell public-house, Basinghall Street</p>
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<p>—on 23rd December, about 10.20 a. m., the prisoner came in for a glass of port wine, and placed this good sovereign (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the counter—I put a Half
<lb/>sovereign and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver in front of him—there was no other money on the counter—I then turned my back to get some cruets, and he said "Governor, look here"—I turned round and found a Hano
<lb/>verian medal on the counter, substituted for the half
<lb/>sovereign—I am positive I had put down a good one—he said "It is abad half-sovereign"—he did not hold it in his hand—I said" I did not give you that"—he said "You gave me that in change with the silver"—I said "No, I did not; certainly not"—he said" Call in a policeman, then"—I called a plain
<lb/>clothes constable who was in the other compartment, who said that it was a trick, and asked him how many more he had about him, and he produced three or four similar medals wrapped in tissue paper, saying" Well, I own I did try to pass it; do forgive me; it is my first offence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one else was in the same compartment—I am quite certain I did not give him this medal, because I arrange the tills every morning, and put out 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of silver and four half-sovereigns, and nothing had been changed, it being so early—I am too good a judge to put that down—it has "To Hanover" on one side and "Victoria Regina" on the other—I could also tell by the weight that it was not a half
<lb/>sovereign—it is nearly the same colour as an Australian half-sovereign, but nothing like the colour of this half-sovereign (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I was not likely to be taken in by it; no man would be—if I had seen the prisoner going away I should have locked him up unless he had given me his card.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-77" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LATTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was at the Bell, in plain clothes, and Mr. Cox said that the prisoner had given him this coin—I said" This is a trick; where is the half
<lb/>sovereign Mr. Cox gave you?"—he took this good half
<lb/>sovereign from his trousers pocket, and said to Cox several times "Do forgive me; it is my first offence, but I did intend to pass it"—I said" Have you got any more in your possession?"—he said" No"—I said" Are you sure?"—he made no remark, but took from his waistcoat pocket these four other coins wrapped in tissue paper, which covered each separately—he said he would let Mr. Cox have the 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. if he would let him go—he was then given into my custody—as I took him to the station he threw a cheque-book of the London and Pro
<lb/>vincial Bank under a cart—that was given to the owner, whose case was not gone into—I searched him at the station, and found two more coins, one the size of a sovereign and one of a half-sovereign, and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—he said that he hoped the prosecutor would forgive him, as it was his first offence, and that he intended to pass it—I found some duplicates—he gave his name Jeffery, Orderly Road, Clapton—I went there with a key which I found on his watch
<lb/>chain, opened a writing
<lb/>desk, and found, eight more coins and 65 duplicates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found that he was living there; I saw his daughter—his statement that it is his first offence is true—he is paralysed on his left side—this certificate of his discharge from the Cape Mounted Rifles was found at his lodgings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no evidence that the coin resembled a half-sovereign in colour and figure, or of the prisoner's procuring the medals, and his merely having them was not an offence, unless he had them with intent to utter them. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">left it to the Jury to say whether the coin resembled a</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">half-sovereign in figure and colour, but considered that there was no evidence that the other coins were procured with the intent to utter them.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Fourth Count</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">for false pretences</hi>)</rs>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. EYRE LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CROOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-79" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FIX</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Dick and Jones, hosiers, 298, Edgware Road—on 23rd December, about 7 p. m., I served the prisoner with two collars, which cost 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me this half
<lb/>crown; I gave it to the cashier, and called his attention to it; he gave me the change; I gave it to the prisoner, who left the shop—I saw the cashier give the coin to Jones, who said "It is good"—he tried it with his teeth, marked it, and put it in an envelope; the mark is on it now—on that day fortnight, Saturday evening, the prisoner returned; I knew her as she came in, and put myself to serve her—she asked for a pair of socks, and gave me this florin—I showed it to Jones, who tried it, and said "Now we have you; it is a bad one"—she said "I don't understand you"—he said "You have played the game too often," sent for a constable, and gave her in charge for the two utterings—she said she had not been in the shop before—the shop is well lit—I had a good view of her, and am sure she is the person who came on both occasions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had two black eyes on the first occasion, and they were still black when you returned.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JONES</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Dick and Jones, hosiers, of 298, Edgware Road—on 23rd December my cashier showed me a bad half
<lb/>crown—I marked it; this is it—I don't recognise the prisoner—on 7th January I went to the counter when Hicks served the prisoner—I saw her put down a florin, which I found was bad, and said to her "You are caught at last; you have played your cards too often; you passed a bad half
<lb/>crown on the 23rd of last month, and we have watched for you"—she said" I have never been in the shop before; I did not know the florin was bad. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CONWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 822). On 7th January I was called, and Jones gave the prisoner into my charge with this half
<lb/>crown and florin; I said" Where did you get these coins from?"—she said" I don't know; I have had them some time"—I asked where she lived—she said "I won't tell you"—I took her to the station, and after she was charged, she was sitting in a chair, and seemed as if something passed down her throat—I placed two fingers on her throat, and she got black in the face—I sent for a doctor—both eyes were black and closed at times—I saw that before she turned black in the face, choking—black eyes are three weeks before they get well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I examined your purse at the station; you had a shilling, a penny, and a latch
<lb/>key—you asked me for some water, but that was after the swallowing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTEE</persName> </hi>. This florin and half
<lb/>crown are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was not in the shop on the 23rd, and was not in Edgware Road. On 7th January I went in and bought a pair of socks and put a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece on the counter. I did not know it was bad. I took it of a man I bought two haddocks of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner repeated the same statement in her defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. EYRE, LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CROOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-84" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY ATTWOOD</persName> </hi>. I was barmaid at the Prince Alfred, Bayswater—on 15th December, and between 3 and 4 p. m., I served the prisoner with a glass of ale; he gave me a half
<lb/>crown; I gave it to Mr. Linley, who gave him in charge—the constable gave me the coin; I tried it in the tester, found it bad, and gave it back to the constable—the prisoner was remanded and ultimately discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-85" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LINLEY</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Prince Alfred—on 15th De
<lb/>cember the last witness handed me a bad half
<lb/>crown—I showed it to the prisoner; he mentioned some place where he had taken it—I gave him in charge—the Magistrate discharged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You could have run away, as it took me a minute to get round the counter, but you did not attempt to do so.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DRURY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X R</hi> 14). Mr. Linley gave the prisoner into my custody with this half
<lb/>crown—he said "A gentleman gave it me for carrying a portmanteau from the Marble Arch to the Great Western Bailway"—I asked his name and address, but he gave his name only, George Bell—I passed the coin to Attwood; she bent it in the tester and returned it to me—I have kept it ever since—I found a good florin and 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I asked your address you said "Find out"—you did not say that you did not give it because you did not want to bring disgrace on your parents.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-87" type="surname" value="UPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY UPSON</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Bedford Head, Tottenham Court Road—on 5th January, at 5.30, I served the prisoner with some drink, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he put down a half
<lb/>crown; I bent it in a tester and gave it to him back, and told him it was bad—he said that he had just taken it—he paid with a good shilling and left—I saw him at 9 o'clock that evening at the police
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-88" type="given" value="HANNAH ELEANOR"/>HANNAH ELEANOR GLENISTER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Post-office, Great Russell Street—my sister Charlotte is also a clerk there—she is too ill to attend here to
<lb/>day—I saw her serve the prisoner on 5th January—he asked her for five shillings' worth of 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. postage
<lb/>stamps; she said three times "Give me your money," or" Your money, please"—he put down three good shillings and a 'bad half
<lb/>crown—she put it in the tester, it would not pass through, and it did not come up to the weight—she said "You have tendered me a bad half
<lb/>crown," and I said "It is bad;" he said "Give me back the half-crown, I did not know it was bad, I will have three shillings' worth of stamps"—we gave him in custody with the coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-89" type="surname" value="PENSON"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-89" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN PENSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 383). I took the prisoner, and received the half
<lb/>crown—he said "I did not know it was bad."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-90" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half
<lb/>crowns are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in a written defence, stated that the barman was mistaken in his identity in the first case, and that as to the stamps, he did not know the half
<lb/>crown was bad; that he was earning</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a week, and would not risk his liberty for a half
<lb/>crown.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-239-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>,1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-95" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DONES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and live at 72, Vauxhall Bridge Road—I was returning home on 12th inst., about 1.10 a. m., through Vincent Square—the prisoner came and spoke to me—she said "Hallo, Charlie," and talked two or three minutes, and asked me to give her some money—I gave her 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and got rid of her—I missed my pin a few minutes afterwards—I next saw it when the woman was taken in charge the same morning.</p>
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<persName id="t18820130-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-96" type="surname" value="WYBROW"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WYBROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 193). From information I received from Dones I found the prisoner at 35, Romney Street—I told her she would be charged with stealing a pin from Dones; she said she had not got it—I told her to dress and go with me—I searched, and found this pin between the mattress and under the bedclothes—it has been iden
<lb/>tified—she said it hung in her sleeve, and she did not find it till she got home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty. I cannot say any more. * * * I had my arms round his neck, and the pin caught in the wrist of my jacket. I did not find it till I got home."</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-241-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18820130-242-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing one kitchen range, one stove, and 1 cwt. of iron fencing, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-98" type="given" value="PETER"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820130-242-offence-1 t18820130-name-98"/>Peter McKinlay</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-99" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-99" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Officer</hi>). Messrs. McKinlay carry on business at St. Paul's Pier Wharf, and are wholesale dealers—I know Buckmaster, a porter there, by sight—he was and is in my custody—I was employed on 2nd November, with McGregor, another officer, to watch the premises—at 8.15 a. m. I saw the prisoner drive up to the warehouse in Upper Thames Street in a cart drawn by a pony; a lad was with him—Rowley got out of the cart, looked down the wharf cautiously, when he got to the warehouse he partially covered his face with his pocket handkerchief—the warehouse door was open—he sud
<lb/>denly went in—he came out with Buckmaster; they went to the Fortune of War public-house in Upper Thames Street—the cart was about 20 yards from the door—Buckmaster motioned to the boy, who took the pony and cart to the warehouse door, where the cart was loaded—I saw a range, stove, and iron fencing put in—the boy covered the goods with some sacks—Buckmaster went to the public-house again, and the boy took the cart towards Queen Victoria Street—some time after I saw Rowley drive away to Queen Victoria Street, and stop at Bennet's Hill—he then went to the warehouse, and I saw him returning with a clerk—they went to where the solicitor's, offices are—Buckmaster was taken into</p>
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<p>custody on 22nd November—I took Rowley into custody at Elgin Road, Harrow Road—I went more than once, and could not find him—that was early in the morning and late at night—I saw him in the Skiddaw public-house in the Elgin Road on the 14th—I said "Mr. Rowley, I wish to speak to you;" he came out of the house—I said "We are police
<lb/>officers from the City, we shall arrest you for receiving on 2nd November a range, a stove, and some iron fencing from Messrs. McKinlay;" he said "I am very sorry, I know nothing whatever of it"—he was taken to the City, charged, and locked up till Monday morning at the Mansion House—he afterwards said" I do not deny having the goods, I paid money to Buckmaster for them; I suppose he got drunk with the money"—since the committal I found the boy—he is a witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not try to find the prisoner in the Holloway Debtors' Prison—I understand he was there—I know nothing against him—I do not remember the man's name who helped Buckmaster—he is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-100" type="given" value="ROWLAND"/>ROWLAND DUNBAR</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman employed by Messrs. McKinlay—I had to obey Buckmaster—on 2nd November he asked me to give him a hand to load a cart—I assisted in putting the goods on the scale, and they were lowered down—a lad was in charge of the cart—I have seen him here—I afterwards went into the warehouse—this is the note I made not ten minutes after the goods were put in (
<hi rend="italic">this was a list of kitchen ranges and other goods</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Another warehouseman assisted—as a rule when the clerks have not come Thaxter takes any money that may be received, but I have taken money and given it to Thaxter—if a man has an account the orders will be given out, and a list is made out and given to the clerk, and the order is filed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The clerks come about 8.30, and then they receive all cash—I had received instructions to make a note of any goods going out in the morning—I made the note in consequence of those instructions, and not in the ordinary way of business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-101" type="surname" value="LOVEGROVE"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LOVEGROVE</persName> </hi>. I was in Rowley's employment in November last—I remember on 2nd November coming to Thames Street in a pony and cart; I pulled up at the corner of the wharf; Rowley then went away—before going he told me to meet him at the top of Thames Street—he was absent about an hour—while he was away some things were loaded into the cart; the man told me to cover them over with sacks—then I went to meet him at a place appointed in Lower Thames Street—then we went to Queen Victoria Street, and then straight off to Totten
<lb/>ham—I saw the man who spoke to me about covering the goods over with sacks; he was waiting at the top of Thames Street; no one was with him—part of the goods were left at Tottenham; the remainder were taken to Scrub Lane—I remained in Rowley's service three weeks after
<lb/>wards—he had been living in the Kensal Road up to 2nd November; he continued to live there—his place of business was in the Eigin Road—he came there during the three weeks the first thing in the morning, before breakfast—he told me if I saw any one I was not to know where he was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He told me there was a committal order against him for rates—building was going on where I took the goods to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-102" type="surname" value="MCKINLAY"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-102" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER MCKINLAY</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of McKinlay and Co.</p>
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<p>—Rowley was a customer previous to December, 1880, when he owed us 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I afterwards gave him no credit—in May we put the matter in the hands of our solicitors—I saw nothing of him between May aud November—in November we had reasons for suspecting Buckmaster—I gave Dunbar directions—Taylor was employed to watch the premises—customers usually come about 8.40—goods are delivered at 8.15 if the customer has an account—the orders are filed—Buckmaster ought not to take cash—it was paid to the clerk—no moneys are received without receipts being given, to my knowledge; an invoice is given—a receipt might be given for part payment; this is in Gillis's discretion—I have seen the list Dunbar made—the value of the goods would be 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have looked through our books; there is no entry of the goods nor of the 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Walter East, my man, is not in good health; he was at the other Court, but not called.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My warehousemen ought not to receive money on account—we have four partners.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-103" type="surname" value="GILLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILLIS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk and petty cashier of Messrs. McKinlay—on 2nd November I was at the office about 9 o'clock—I saw the prisoner—I had seen him a few weeks previously—we had no business transaction with him between December, 1880, and November, 1881—he came to pay 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but I forget the date—another clerk went with him to the solicitor, and the message came back that I might take the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I took it; I entered it—the prisoner said nothing about the cart being loaded with goods, nor did he ask for a receipt for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These receipts (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are for goods had by the prisoner—all the 40 are not receipted—he has had goods on credit—the one "By cash on account" is the one we sued him for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That is my writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CROOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-106" type="given" value="JOSEPH THOMAS"/>JOSEPH THOMAS EAST. I</persName> </hi> am a shipping and export butcher, of 71, High Street, Wapping—on the 17th inst. I was on my way home—I stopped on Tower Hill to look at the evening papers—my coat was unbuttoned; I had this watch
<lb/>chain and a watch that cost me 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—two men came close to me; the prisoner was one—one wrenched my chain and ran away with my watch—the prisoner hindered me front catching hold of the man that had my watch, and I collared him—I called out" Police," and Long came and took him into custody—I have not seen my watch again.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 137). I was on duty about 7.15 p. m. on Tower Hill—I heard a cry of "Police"—I found the prosecutor holding the prisoner by the collar—the prosecutor said, "I give this man into custody for being concerned with another man in stealing my watch"—I told the prisoner he would have to go with me to the station—he said,"All right, for what I have never done"—he refused his address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was meroly going along; I had nothing to do with it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and an order for the payment of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>. F. H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I paid that sum to the prisoner on that day in cash—this is his receipt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which represented my indebtedness to Messrs. Borwick and Co.—this is the receipt, signed by the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-112" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am ledger clerk in the service of Messrs. Borwick and Co.—this is the prisoner's signature (
<hi rend="italic">to his agreement for service to Messrs. Borwick</hi>)—he was furnished with remittance sheets, on which it is his duty to enter what he receives either separately or together—he has entered the sums of 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the sheets, but he has not remitted that money—I audited the accounts in January, and found the prisoner was deficient 561
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—his duty was to forward the cash at the same time as the sheets—I checked the travellers' remittances when they came up—the prisoner's defalcations commenced in July—when I spoke to him about his deficiency I said, "Mr. Raw
<lb/>lings, you owe a lot of money"—he said he was going to pay it in—on Tuesday, 3rd January, I said, "You have not paid that money in"—he said, "No, I expected it up this morning"—I said," What have you done with it?"—he said," I have lent it to my cousin"—I said, "You have no business to lend the firm's money, I shall have to speak about it, "and I spoke about it—the amount consisted of small sums within six months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-113" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RANDALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody on 7th January—he was charged with embezzlement—on the way to the station he said," I know I have been led away by a very foolish young man from Birmingham, who had great influence over me; whatever he asked for I was bound to give him," and that the young man's name was Isaacs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">nd to the</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th January, but when the money did not come on the</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th he was given into custody, and as his book agreed with the firm's booh there was no embezzle
<lb/>ment, but only a defalcation.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820130-245-offence-1 t18820130-name-115"/>Lazarus Walter</persName> and stealing a coat, three spoons, and other goods of
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CROOME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-117" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID WALTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 68, Portsdown Road, Maida Vale—I am manager to my father, a wholesale clothier—on the night of 17th January I retired to bed about 1 o'clock—I went down in the morning about 8 o'clock and found everything in disorder—I missed eight coats, three silver spoons, and the other things produced, which I have identified—I had left a bottle of brandy on the table; the contents had been con
<lb/>sumed, and the bottle was lying near the door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These mittens produced are not mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-118" type="surname" value="WIRE"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-118" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA WIRE</persName> </hi>. I am cook to Mr. Walter—on the night of the 17th I locked up the outer doors of the lower part of the house about 11.30 p.m.</p>
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<persName id="t18820130-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-119" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-119" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER GRIFFIN</persName> </hi> I am housemaid to Mr. Walter—on 17th January I fastened the dining
<lb/>room shutters about 11.30 p. m., and went to bed—when I came down the next morning I found the window opened and the shutters closed—I missed three silver spoons and other things.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-120" type="surname" value="PIKE"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-120" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER PIKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant X</hi>). I received information of this burglary on 18th January, and went to the house about 10.30 a.m.—the window was closed, and the shutters partly closed—I examined the premises, and found an entrance had been effected from the back of the garden through the kitchen door or window, and by getting on the water
<lb/>closet and on the dining
<lb/>room of No. 68—I found these five coats (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the garden of No. 35, also two other coats, and the coat the prisoner is wearing now—they have been identified.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-121" type="surname" value="BLACKWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-121" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BLACKWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was on duty about half a mile from the Portsdown Road—I saw the prisoner—he appeared a little the worse for drink—he had an overcoat on his arm—as he passed No. 9 a gentle
<lb/>man came out, and he gave him a violent blow in the face—it caused a slight bruise—the gentleman called out "Police"—when the prisoner saw me near him he threw down the coat and ran away—I followed, caught him, and brought him back—I asked him how he had come by the coat—he said he had bought it, and paid 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—I took him to the station—he was wearing the overcoat, undercoat, three shirts, the hat, and a pair of boots, which have been identified—I produce them—I found three silver spoons and the top of a pepper
<lb/>box in his trousers pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The things were not lying on the ground—you did not say anything about the gentleman having 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. belonging to you—I charged you with being drunk and causing a dis
<lb/>turbance in the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, stated that he met a man named Joe Flood, who lived at</hi> 9,
<hi rend="italic">Stanford Street, and spent some time in a public-house with him, and Flood gave him the things to carry.</hi> </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 in August,</hi> 1872,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Denman.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-126" type="given" value="HENRY LOWMAN"/>HENRY LOWMAN TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I formerly carried on business in London, having an office at 10, Queen Street, Cheapside—I have for nearly 40 years been a member of the Court of Common Council—I have served on the Markets Committee for many years—I was chairman of the Central Meat Market's Sub
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<p>—I received this postcard (
<hi rend="italic">marked A</hi>) by post. (
<hi rend="italic">Read: "</hi> 35, Upper Park Street, Barnsbury, N., November 10th, 1881. Mr. Henry Lowman Taylor. Sir,—I again state you are still a conniver of robberies in the Central Meat Market on the country senders of meat. In the interests of the public I once more ask you to prosecute me for this statement at the Old Bailey, when your transactions for some years past shall be proved by the whole of my correspondence, and then truth will be brought to light before the world.—H. Brooke. ") I do not know the writing—these other postcards (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) came to me in the usual way—this (
<hi rend="italic">marked H</hi>) is one. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "For the seventh time I repeat you are still a conniver of robberies in the Central Meat Market on country senders of meat. You and your colleagues shall not gull the public with continual subterfuges and false statements; if you were a man of honour and integrity in your public conduct you would not dread inquiry. On behalf of the public, and the whole consignors of meat throughout the kingdom, I again beg of you to carry out the resolution of the Committee, as published in the
<hi rend="italic">Citizen</hi> of the 19th ult., to take criminal proceedings against me. I am quite ready; truth must and shall prevail.—H. Brooke.") This one (
<hi rend="italic">marked B</hi>) was shown to me by the Town Clerk—it is addressed to me in care of Sir J. B. Monckton (
<hi rend="italic">this was to the same effect as the others</hi>)—I represent the City at the Metropolitan Board of Works—Mr. Saunders is one of my collea
<lb/>gues, and Mr. Alderman Hadley is the other—Mr. Saunders showed me a letter dated November 10th, and I asked him to let me have it (
<hi rend="italic">This enclosed a copy of the letter marked A</hi>)—these five other postcards (
<hi rend="italic">D, E, F, G,</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">I</hi>) are all in the same handwriting—the last is addressed to Mr. Isaacs, one of my colleagues, and chairman of the Grand Markets Committee.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not know that you ever made an application to me for a shop in the Central Meat Market; you made an application to the Committee—I have no letters of yours; they went into the waste-paper basket as soon as I received them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had no power to grant him a shop—the Committee refused to admit him as a tenant—I never took on myself to refuse him a shop without consulting the Committee (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner desired to put further questions to Mr. Taylor, in order to justify his conduct, but having put no plea of justification on the record,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE DENMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that he had no right to pursue such a line of cross-examination</hi>)—I do not live at 10, Queen Street—I have carried on business there 45 years—I have nothing whatever to do with any meat business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-127" type="surname" value="DRUCE"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-127" type="given" value="JONATHAN AMBROSE"/>JONATHAN AMBROSE DRUCE</persName> </hi>. I am a meat salesman, carrying on business at 152 in the London Central Meat Market—I have known the defendant between eight and nine years—I know his handwriting well—these post
<lb/>cards marked
<hi rend="italic">A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H,</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">I</hi> are all in his undiguised handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot tell the date exactly when you entered into partnership with me; it is years ago—it may be about seven years ago—we were in partnership two or three years; it may be two years—we made application to the Corporation Committee for a shop in the market—I don't know whether it was to Mr. Taylor—you wrote all the letters, I did not—I know it was done, and we both went up to Guildhall on 12th November, 1875, and saw Mr. Taylor—I don't know who was with him—there were several gentlemen there—I don't know who they were—we were never allotted a shop; I am quite sure; I swear it—there was a</p>
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<p>number shown us, and we went to see it, but we were not allotted a shop—we went to the Town Clerk's office—I never read the letters; you received them and read them—we went there twice—I believe it was to see whether we should be allotted a shop—Mr. Taylor never allotted you a shop—we dissolved partnership—they would not grant you a shop—I distinctly swear that we were never allotted a shop, and that it was never taken from you—a number was shown us; they called it a whole shop; you said it was not large enough, and then you wrote.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN BRADDICK"/>SIR JOHN BRADDICK MONCKTON</persName> </hi>. I am Town Clerk of the City of London—my offices are at Guildhall; this post
<lb/>card marked
<hi rend="italic">B</hi> I received on 25th November, addressed to Mr. Henry Lowman Taylor, to my care; I either sent it to him or showed it to him; it came by post in the ordinary way—I marked it, not stamped it—this one marked
<hi rend="italic">F</hi> I received on 29th November, and stamped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner did not address the Jury, but called three witnesses to his character.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-247-18820130 t18820130-247-punishment-20"/>The Jury added,"We think he is a misguided man,"—Six Weeks' Imprisonment as a Second Class Misdemeanant</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY GIBSON</hi> (20)</persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18820130-248-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="infanticide"/> for the wilful murder of her new-born child.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended at the request of the Court.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-248-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Joseph Hitching see</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">Essex Cases. "</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-250-18820130 t18820130-250-punishment-24"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And
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<interp inst="t18820130-250-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEPHEN HALLETT</hi> (19)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 354.
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<interp inst="t18820130-252-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing two pieces of paper the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820130-252-offence-1 t18820130-name-141"/>Contract Journal Co</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>of our directors—I engaged him to obtain advertisements—he was to be paid by commission—on 24th March he produced an advertisement order—at his request I signed a cheque for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he told me he was very hard up, and I cashed it and put it in my cash-box—he sat at the other side of my desk when I had to leave the office—when I came back he signed a receipt, and left the office—only four or five cheques were used, and there was no appearance of another cheque having gone when I locked my cheque-book up—I cashed the cheque I drew from him to replace the cash I paid him—next day something was said to me, in consequence of which I went to the Union Bank, Chancery Lane branch, and the cashier showed me this cheque—when I looked at my cheque-book I found this and another cheque were missing from the end—I have no knowledge of the name on this cheque—it was on when the cashier showed it to me—the cheque-book is the Contract Journal Company's property—that is a registered company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am not a director nor shareholder—no minute was made, but the directors know of this prosecution.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1881.
<hi rend="italic">Union Bank, Chancery Lane Branch. Pay H. B. Senior or bearer</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l:</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">G. Phillips.</hi>) He said "Will you cash this cheque for me?"—I said "I have not got the cash, but I will give you an open cheque immediately for the same amount, payable to bearer"—I gave him a cheque on the Standard Bank, and took the Union Bank cheque from him—the Standard Bank was nearer, and he could get there before 4 o'clock—the cheque was paid in to the Union Bank in the usual way, and returned to me marked "No account. "</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-144" type="surname" value="WHITTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-144" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS WHITTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Union Bank, Chancery Lane Branch—this cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was presented for payment by the Alliance Bank—payment was refused—we have no account in the name that is on it—the Contract Journal Company was communicated with—the cheque comes from their book—the number, 90891, corresponds with the counterfoil.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-145" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GREGOEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 81). At 9.30 a. m. on 20th January as the prisoner was leaving Gloucester Gaol I told him I was a police officer, and had a warrant for his arrest—I read it to him—he said "I know nothing about it"—directly afterwards he said "I shall plead guilty to the charge"—I said that other charges would be brought against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not caution you—the warrant charges you with stealing two chequea the property of Alfred Pitman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence contended that the cheques were not Pitman's property, and that he ought to have brought it before the directors, as he had no power to prosecute according to the Joint Stock Companies Acts.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in Novem
<lb/>ber,</hi> 1880,
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—the prisoner walked to the corner of Eastfield Street about 20 yards and then ran—I had then been at my door about five minutes—a youngster came up and said something—I went to the station—I came back again in about three
<lb/>quarters of an hour—I missed a watch that had been hanging in the side of the window two or three days—I had had it to repair—the broken pane was just inside the frame—I had seen the watch safe about 8 a. m.—it could be seen plainly outside—I was sober; I have had no drink for five years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-149" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH FERRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—on 13th January, between 10 and 11 o'clock, I heard the window smash—I ran out—I ran to the beershop at the corner of Eastfield Street, six doors off—the corner turns into Ashton Street—I saw two boys, Raper and Patten—I saw the prisoner and another man standing in front of the door—at the corner of Ashton Street a policeman came up—I saw the prisoner distinctly—I did not know him before—he stood there for five minutes—I had seen the watch at 9.30 that evening—two children and my husband were in the room—no one was in the house while my husband went to the station, as I was all the time by the window—when I came back from Ashton Street I found my husband standing at our door—he then went to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-150" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RAPER</persName> </hi>. I live at 107, Harford Street—I am getting on for 15 years of age—I was standing with Patten at the corner of Ashton Street about three weeks ago about 10.30 or 10.45—I heard a smashing of a window—I was 50 yards from the prosecutor's house—Mrs. Ferris came running to us—no one passed us while we were there before that—afterwards two men ran by—I do not know them, we were on the other side of the road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PATTEN</persName> </hi>. I was standing with Raper at the corner of Ashton Street about three weeks ago—I heard a smashing of glass—two men passed us—I should know them if I saw them—the prisoner is not one; I do not know him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., I put 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in a paper, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my outside pocket—I had no money when the lady gave me the 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoners were there when I put the money in my pocket—I went out—they came out after me—we went over to the baker's—Rogers said "There's a fight," and we went over to the mews—Rogers said to me" Go away, or else come down"—I went the other way, and Rogers caught hold of me and carried me down the mews—as he was carrying me he said to Mazey and Sweet
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he was then holding me against a doorstep—Sweetman was putting his hands over my mouth, and Mazey was holding my hands—my brother went to a lady and gentleman on the other side—some people and a policeman came—Mazey and Sweet
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the policeman took Rogers; the others ran off—I am sure Rogers was one of the boys in the coffee
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sweetman.</hi> You put your hands over my mouth. (
<hi rend="italic">In his deposition he said that it was Mazey.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Rogers kicked me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in his ulster coat pocket—we went out—the prisoners followed—we saw them as we crossed over to the baker's; they crossed with us—Rogers said "There is a fight," and went over the road to Redman Mews—I and my brother went over to see them—I saw no fight—when we were walking away Rogers caught hold of my brother, and carried him down the mews—he said to the other boys "Put your hands over his mouth so he shan't halloa"—Mazey put his hand over his month—Rogers then took the 2
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 146). On Saturday night, 14th January, about 6.30, I was in Bell Street, leading out of Queen Street, which leads out of Edgware Road—I saw a crowd down Redman Mews—I went down—Peters was crying; he pointed out Rogers; I took him in custody—I saw another boy run away—I believe it was Mazey—Mazey and Sweetman were identified at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sweetman's Defence.</hi> Mazey, and afterwards Rogers, came into the coffee-tavern, and asked me to give them a cup of coffee. They went out, and I called for another cup of coffee, and drank it. After I came out the policeman got Rogers—I talked to Mazey, and went home.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MAZEY</hi>** and
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROGERS</hi>*.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from my pocket—I was bruised on my hip and elbow—I got up and pursued the prisoner about 100 yards, and cried "Stop thief," and a constable caught him—I saw his face when he was kneeling on me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was not in the White Hart with a female—I did not ask you to get me a cab—it was about 10.30 p. m.—I was sober—I had been looking for work from 8 o'clock in the morning, and I had had only four glasses of ale all day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-165" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURT</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I plead guilty to the watch and chain, but nothing further. I have not laid a hand on him. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he met the prosecutor with a female, and he asked him to get him a cab to go to Brixton, but he was so drunk the cabman would not take him; that the prosecutor said "Did you see anybody hit me?" and he said "No," and took him to New Inn Yard, where the</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in September,</hi> 1879.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Denman.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-256-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>, Feloniously setting fire to the dwelling-house of the said John West, with intent to injure and defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-170" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HAMBLIN</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler at Hounslow—about 8.30 on the evening of the 1 st December I was at the White Bear; my son came to me, and from what he said I went to my house, 30, High Street, that is next door to 32; I found No. 32 on fire; I did not go in; there were three fires from what I could see, two at the back and one at the front; the two at the back were one on the ground floor under the staircase, that I saw as I was getting over the wall at think; I came through the washhouse and could see under the stairs from the door; the fire had not then burnt through the stairs—the second fire was in the room above at the back—I saw that from the window at the back—I noticed the fire under the stairs first—I could not see whether there was much fire in the second place—the third fire was in the front of the house on the third floor; I went round and saw that from the street—there was a great deal of fire—that was all the appearance of fire I saw—I know Andrews; he was the manager of the house; it was a common lodging-house, rented by West—he keeps the lodging-house—he and Mrs. West do not live there; Andrews does, and manages the business—Mr. and Mrs. West live in King's Arms Lane, about 200 yards from No. 32—it was about 20 minutes to 9 when I first observed the signs of fire—I did not remain there, I went back to my business—I cannot say I had seen any of the prisoners that day, either before or after the fire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-171" type="surname" value="ESSOM"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-171" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY ESSOM</persName> </hi>. I am a tinman, and live at 54, High Street, Hounslow—about 8.30 on the night of 1 st December I was standing at my door; I heard a noise and ran down to No. 32—I saw flames in the corner facing the front door, which was open—it was not an ordinary flame as from wood, but a blue flame; I thought there was something to help it burn—I looked through the door; then I went and fetched a ladder to get up to the windows in case there might be anybody in the house; I gave the ladder to a policeman; I did not go into the house at all—I saw someone take a mattress or bolster out of the house; I did not see who it was—the shutter was up in front of the house when I got there—the ground floor is a kind of little shop front.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It was not much of a blue flame—I did not go in because there were about a dozen people standing there, and I thought I should do more good if I fetched a ladder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-172" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-172" type="given" value="JOHN FRANCIS"/>JOHN FRANCIS MOORE</persName> </hi>. I live at Brentford End, and am the foreman of Brentford Fire Brigade—on 1 st December, at 9 o'clock, I received a summons, in consequence of which I went to Hounslow with the steam
<lb/>engine—I arrived about 20 minutes past 9 at 32, High Street; I found</p>
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<p>the house full of fire, more especially the middle part of it; the Isleworth men were there with a stand
<lb/>pipe, which they got to work after we passed the house, and their branch men played on to the fire through the front door; I placed my branch men at the window, the shutters were down, the back room seemed to be full of fire; and they played on that through the front room—I noticed the ceilingof the first floor back room and the party wall, they were hardly discoloured, not discoloured at all by fire; it was discoloured up near the stairs where the Isleworth men were playing on to it—the fire was raging there—the fire seemed to be in a cupboard under the stairs; it could not have communicated with the fire in the front room—I went through the next house to the back, and saw through the window a large fire raging in the first floor back and in the washhouse—the fire in the first floor back might have had connection with the fire under the stairs, from the quantity of fire in the house at the time; it was a larger fire than the one under the stairs—the washhouse is adjoining at the back within a yard or so of the stairs; I should say it caught fire from the fire under the stairs—after I had ordered the firemen to attach a branch to play on the room behind, I came to the front of the house
<lb/>in the corner of the front room near the street I saw a fire, which I took to be the gas
<lb/>meter on fire; I leaned in at the front window and examined it there and then, and saw a tremendous lot of blue flame; I went with a fireman and got two buckets of water from the tank of the engine; I took one bucket myself and went and threw it over those flames, and I found that it put it out, leaving a kind of blue peculiar smoke arising, which convinced me it was not gas—I could not see what the burning matter was; there was no connection between that and the fire under the stairs—I went three days afterwards and examined it; I found nothing but a few charred remains of a cupboard and chest of drawers that had burnt through the floor right to the ground; there was no basement to the house—I found that the flooring in the room was not burnt from the staircase in the passage to that corner; the flooring in the corner where I had seen the blue flame was entirely burnt out to the earth—on the night of the fire I noticed a flame in the top story through the top window, which I ordered my branch men to play on to; that was through the top semicircular window as shown on this model (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went up into that floor three days after, the same day that I examined the flooring, and I found the head of the wooden bedstead burnt nearly through; likewise part of a mattress burnt very much; two other bed
<lb/>steads in the room were simply scorched from smoke—the burnt bedstead was farthest from the door and nearest the wall and window, while the bedsteads which were scorched were between the burnt one and the door—the fire which burnt the bedstead against the wall must have been a separate fire in my opinion; it could not have been communicated through the window in any way—I could not see that the floor of the upper room was injured at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-173" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STONE, JUN</persName> </hi>. My father is the landlord of this house, and is a bootmaker—the Wests were his tenants—on the night of 1 st December I was going along High Street about 8.35, and saw smoke coming from the chimney, more than from an ordinary fire—I hurried down half
<lb/>way, and then I saw more smoke coming from 32—I went indoors to my own house, and delivered my message, and then I saw more smoke—I went across—there were some people round the door, and some one opened it,</p>
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<p>and then I saw smoke come out of the door, and somebody said "The house is on fire," and I went down and fetched the engine—father came down and told me to go and fetch West—I went up to Mrs. West's and knocked at the door at 7, King's Arms Lane, where they lived—that was about 10 minutes after I had first seen the smoke—Mrs. West came to the door—I said "Mrs. West, your house is on fire"—she said" I will be down presently"—I don't know if she had any bonnet on or not—I went back to the fire and saw Andrews, and I asked him if there were any lodgers in there—he said" No"—I had not seen him at all before that day—he came up about a quarter of an hour after I had first seen the fire—it takes about a minute to walk from 32 to King's Arms Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jane West.</hi> I don't know whether you started directly for the fire—I did not see you run into the kitchen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I knocked at the door she came to the door and said" I will be down directly," and shut the door—when I came back from the fire after it was put out she was at our door—that was after 10 o'clock—I said" Are you insured? this is a bad job"—she said "Yes, I am insured well"—I saw no insurance paper fetched.</p>
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<persName id="t18820130-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-174" type="surname" value="HAMBLIN,"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-174" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HAMBLIN, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the witness, who keeps the King's Arms public-house—I live there with him—about 8 o'clock on 1 st December I saw Mrs. West outside our house, which is next door to her own house—she was leaning against the window
<lb/>sill—then she came into our house and had a glass of ale—she had her bonnet on—she went out again against our window
<lb/>sill, and remained there about 10 minutes I should think—while she was there Andrews came along, and came into our place and took three pints of beer away in a bottle—as he came out Mrs. West joined him, and they went towards the other house in King's Arms Lane—about five or ten minutes after they had gone I noticed smoke and sparks coming out of No. 32, and said something to my mother—I did not see any lodgers there that night at all—after that I saw the house on fire, and some one broke the door open—I went to call my father—I saw Andrews again about an hour after I had seen him with Mrs. West—the fire was still going on—he was leaning against our gateway smoking his pipe, doing nothing towards putting out the fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I don't know how many lodgers No. 32 holds; I have never been inside—I don't know if any lodgers were there the night before the fire.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-175" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-175" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GREEN</persName> </hi>. I have been living with Mr. and Mrs. West, at 32, High Street, for about two years off and on—I go out to sell watercresses—I do not assist in the house—I slept in the house the night before the fire—about 30 lodgers generally slept there; it is a common lodging-house; about six of them are regular lodgers—Andrews lives there and manages it—on the afternoon before the fire, between 5 and 6 o'clock, I saw Mrs. West at the other house in King's Arms Lane—I had been at No. 32, and had left that at 4 o'clock—I used to go to King's Arms Lane with the children—Mrs. West said she wanted me to go down to the station to meet Mr. West, and I said I would go—I was to go at 8 o'clock, and she said he was coming from London; he might come by the 9.30 or 10 o'clock train—I went to the station about 8.10—it is about one and a half miles from the house—I had not returned to 32 after I left it at 4 o'clock—I waited at the railway station till 10 o'clock—Mr. West</p>
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<p>came by that train; it was a train from London—before he arrived I heard one of the porters say the pawnshop was on fire, and when he arrived I said to him that I had heard the pawnshop was on fire—he said he hoped it was not his house; nothing more was said then—we left the station together, and went towards Hounslow—as we went along he said two or three times he hoped it was not his house on fire—we went straight on till we got to King's Arms Lane, and then I said "It is your house on fire"—I saw it came from that direction—he said nothing, but went on towards the fire—I parted company with him at the King's Arms Gates, and took the pad of herrings which Mr. West had brought with him to King's Arms Lane—I did not see him again till he came home—when I went to the railway
<lb/>station I left Mrs. West outside the house in King's Arms Lane—I went one way, she went the other, in the direction of No. 32—she had a bonnet on—that was at 8.10—when I left the lodging-house at 4 o'clock Andrews was in it, nobody else—while I was there he was washing up in the kitchen—that is the time the tea is made hot for the lodgers—I saw no fire there, except that in the grate—the lodgers generally begin to come at 8 or 9 o'clock in the evening—Andrews told me to stop there while he went out to the back, and if anybody came I was to tell them there was room—no one came—he went to the back—that was before I left at 4 o'clock—it was not usual to have fires in other grates, only in the kitchen grate—I know Prince; he is called
<hi rend="italic">Prinny</hi>—he lived at 32 regularly—he is a horse
<lb/>dealer, I believe—I had not seen him that afternoon nor morning—I saw him after the fire, when he went up to the other house about 11 o'clock—he usually slept at 32—the King's Arms Lane house is not a lodging-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I got back to the house after parting with Mr. West about 10.30; Mrs. West was not in the house then; one of the lodgers and two of Mrs. West's sons were there, they were all I saw—the lodger was a man called George; I don't know his other name—I should have slept at 32 that night if there had been no fire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-176" type="surname" value="MYERS"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-176" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MYERS</persName> </hi>. I live at Hounslow, and am a bootmaker—on 1st December I went to 32, High Street for a lodging about 6 o'clock; Andrews came to the door—I asked him for a lodging for the night, and he told me the house was full up.</p>
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<persName id="t18820130-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-177" type="surname" value="KIRBY"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-177" type="given" value="LAWRENCE"/>LAWRENCE KIRBY</persName> </hi>. I live at Hounslow—I know this lodging-house 32; I went there for a lodging on the evening of 1st December, between 8 and 9 o'clock; Andrews was at the door; I asked him if he kept lodgings—he said he did—I asked him if he would give me a lodging—he said "I am full, I have got no room"—I asked him if he could direct me to a place where I could get lodgings, and he directed me to the King's Arms public-house next door—I saw Andrews again—I was on my way to the coffee
<lb/>shop, and he put his hand in front of me and said "We have no room, I am full"—that was not two minutes after I had spoken to him at the door—I was not 100 yards from No. 32 at that time; that was all that passed—about half an hour after that I saw the house was on fire—I was looking at it.</p>
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<persName id="t18820130-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RAWLINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T</hi>). I am stationed at Brentford in charge of the Hounslow section—on 1 st December I was called to 32, High Street, and got there about 8.40; I opened the front door by the latch and found a very large fire in the back room ground floor—
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<p>inquired for the occupier and manager, but could find neither—I noticed through the first
<lb/>floor window that a fire was burning on the first floor—I tried to get up but could not for the smoke—that is a correct model of the premises—I visited the premises on the following day—I found no
<hi rend="italic">débis</hi> of ✗kets, sheets, or anything of that kind when I searched the house
<lb/>-found mattresses, flock, and shavings; the mattresses were slightly scorched—there were 17 iron bedsteads and an old chest of drawers in the front parlour in the far corner—on the 30th December I went to 7, King's Arms Lane, West's house—Prince was there talking to West—I asked West to come to the station, and we went to the station together; Prince did not come—I charged West at the station with being concerned with his wife and Andrews in setting fire to his house, 32, High Street—at that time Andrews and his wife were in custody and had been committed for trial—I said that I had been informed that he had made a statement to a man named Stone, his landlord, in the presence of a man named Harrison—Stone and Harrison were present—I told him I wished to read it over to him—I had received it from Inspector Marlow—I read it over to him—this is it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Hounslow, 29th December, 1881. Statement made at 9 p. m., by Mr. James Stone, shoemaker, 37, High Street, Hounslow, at the Police
<lb/>station, Hounslow.'West called on me last night at my shop and said" I want to make a statement who set fire to your house;" he said "It was old Prince. "West said Prince asked him to lend him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to buy some stuff to set fire to your house, Stone's house, stating that he had done it for Mitchell, and" I can do it for you for a few pounds. "West then said" Dick and my wife are innocent, it was me and
<hi rend="italic">Prinny; Prinny</hi> set it on fire, so help me God," and in reply to a question put to him by Stone, West said" There was only one fire under the stairs. "I cautioned West before hearing what he had to say, that I should inform the police of what he did say. He replied" You can go to
<lb/>night or to
<lb/>morrow morning. "Signed James Stone, corroborated by William Harrison.'") I read that out to him—he said" It is true, I would not tell a He. for God or man; he, "pointing to Prince, who had come in with another constable while I was reading the statement," instructed me how to do it; I went upstairs and took 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of a cash
<lb/>box in the presence of my wife; he did it, so help me God"—I turned to Prince and said" You have heard what West has said, do you wish to say anything? if you make a statement I shall have to take it down in writing"—he said "I do, "and I took his statement down and read it over to him, and he put his mark to it—this is it:" I left home, 32, High Street, at 10.20; I went to Kingston Market. I left the market at 3 p. m. and came to Twickenham. I left Twickenham at 8.30 p. m. and walked home. I reached Hounslow at about 9.30 or 9.35. I saw George Conquest in the Railway Hotel, Twickenham, about 8 o'clock, shortly before I left. I went into a public-house at Whitton on my way home. I there heard the men speaking about the fire. I did not go into any public-house in Hounslow about 8 p. m. on the night of the fire. The statement made by West, as far as concerns me, is untrue. "After the first remand West told me, at the Town Hall, Brentford, that "
<hi rend="italic">Prinny</hi> did it with about a quart of brown horse powder; he carried it in a linen bag about a week"—he said he believed he bought it in Kingston about a week before the fire, and that mixed with some gun
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<p>it would soon bring the place down—that statement was made voluntarily to me; he came and touched me on the shoulder—when I gave this statement at Brentford Police-court, Prince was then in custody—he was present—he did not say anything—West said that the statement he had made was true.</p>
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<persName id="t18820130-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-179" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-179" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STONE, SENIOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, High Street, and am the owner of the house No. 32, which I let to West three years ago this February; I also let him another house in King's Arms Lane six months ago—the rent for No. 32 was 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—I insured the house in the Alliance office for 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as far as the house itself was concerned; I had nothing to do with the furniture—on the night of the fire my daughter made a communication to me, in consequence of which I went to the house—when I got there I found it on fire—I cannot say what time it was when I heard it was on fire—I saw Andrews there, after the window was broken, about 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour after I got there, coming out with some bedding, and there were about two or three dozen more men; he was two or three yards from me; I did not see where he went—I saw Mrs. West when the fire was nearly out; she was standing outside my shop door—I did not see other people taking things out of the house—I have made a claim on the insurance office in respect of the building—on 28th December, I think, West called on me between 5 and 6 o'clock in the afternoon—he said, "Mr. Stone, I wish to confess to you who set fire to your house; it was I and old Prince; Andrews and my wife are innocent"—he said he lent Prince 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to buy the stuff at Kingston—he said Prince said," I did it for Mitchell, and I can do it for you for a few pounds—I told West I should tell the police—I asked him where the house was fired, and he said, "In one place under the stairs"—I believe that was all he told me—he said this over two or three times—he said, "You may go to the police to
<lb/>night or to
<lb/>morrow morn
<lb/>ing," and I went directly—I saw Marlow, the officer, and told him; he wrote it down, and I signed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John West.</hi> I did not insure the furniture in your name for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and bring the receipt over to you; I did not insure the furniture at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had no interest whatever in the house—I made a claim for the house, but not for the furniture—I have not got my receipts here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-180" type="surname" value="MARLOW"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-180" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARLOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 6th December I saw Mrs. West at the Brentford Police-court, and took her into custody there—I told her I should charge her with being concerned with Andrews in setting fire to the house No. 32, High Street, Hounslow—she said, "Very well"—I then took her into another part of the Court, and charged her—she was taken before the Magistrate—on the night of the fire I saw her about 10 o'clock at Stone's, No. 37—she told me in the presence of Inspector Rawlings," I was with Andrews at the house, 32, High Street, about 5 minutes to 8, and we left together and went and had some beer"—that was all she said on that occasion—it was a voluntary statement—Mrs. West and Andrews were charged, and committed for trial on 24th December—I brought her from Brentford" to Newgate—in the train coming along she said, "It was him and
<hi rend="italic">Prinny</hi> planned the job between them, and he told me to enjoy myself as it was my birthday"—I asked her whom she meant by" him, "and she replied," My husband"—I wrote this down at Gunnersbury when we changed trains—on 6th January</p>
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<p>at the Brentford Railway
<lb/>station, after one of the examinations. West called me aside on the platform and said, "I laid in bed last night thinking, and I recollect what he did it with; it was gunpowder and saltpetre; there now, you have got it straight"—I have a note of that conversation—I served a notice to produce the policy on Mrs. West when she was out on bail on Tuesday night; she was then at Hanworth Terrace—she gave me this policy (
<hi rend="italic">This was a policy in the Standard Fire Office, dated</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th December,</hi> 1879,
<hi rend="italic">in favour of John West,</hi> 32,
<hi rend="italic">High Street, Hounslow, lodging-house keeper, insuring for</hi> 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">household furniture, linen, and a description of all the usual effects, for a present payment of</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and an annual payment of</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-181" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK WHEELER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T R</hi> 19). I was present at the fire
<lb/>Andrews was given into my custody by Marlow at 10 o'clock—I took him to the station; he was charged—I searched him; I found on him a pocket
<lb/>book, knife, and box of matches—I did not tell him the nature of the charge then—he made no remark about the fire—on the way to the Court on 6th December he said, "I know nothing about this job more than you do; it was her, "meaning the female prisoner, who was not in custody then;" she told me not to let any lodgings that night"—I found these three receipts for premiums of the policy on West when he was taken into custody, I searched him on 30th December.</p>
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<persName id="t18820130-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-182" type="surname" value="GOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher at High Street, Hounslow—I saw the fire at No. 32 a little after 8 o'clock—I was in my own house having my supper in the same street a little higher up—I went out to see it—I had seen Prince pass my shop that evening about half or three
<lb/>quarters of an hour before the fire; I wished him good night—I think ne seemed either tired or half
<hi rend="italic">boosey</hi>—he was going towards the house that was burnt—I did not see him again that night—I have seen him since, and had conversations with him several times—the first conversation we had with reference to the fire was after Andrews was remanded; Prince was in my shop—I said to him, "This man, if he knows anything of this fire, will out with it, as he has a pension to lose"—Prince answered," How can he
<hi rend="italic">peach?</hi> he knows nothing"—I have heard since that Andrews is a pensioner—the next time I spoke to him in reference to the fire was when West had made a statement in front of my shop to a man named Dean, on the Tuesday or Wednesday after West's wife was remanded, the 3rd or 4th January—I said to Prince, "This man West is running about saying he shall have two men in for the fire, and these two men he shall have out next Saturday; why don't be go and tell Stone, as the slur is hanging over Stone's head?"—Prince was standing with his back against the door, and he gave a chuckle and said, "Stone wants no telling"—on the Saturday the police were looking for him, and he came into my shop, and I gave him a few pieces and said to him, "They will be running you in before long; if you know anything of it, out with it; don't bear the brunt for other people; it is said Stone is in it; Prince, you know whether he is or not"—he said, "Stone is in it, Mr. Good, and that from the beginning"—a policeman came along, and he said no more, but went away—I saw no more of him—I told the police each time about it, because I thought it was a glaring thing and ought to be found out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-183" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a brickmaker, at Lampton, near Hounslow—I know the house 32, High Street—on 1st December, about 9 o'clock in</p>
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<p>the morning, I met Andrews about 80 yards down King's Arms Lane—he had some blankets under his arms and three or four plates—I saw him go round the back part of West's house in King's Arms Lane—he came from the direction of High Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-184" type="surname" value="THOROGOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-184" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS THOROGOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Salvage Corps—I had charge of No. 32 after the fire—I took possession on 5th December, and was in charge for about three weeks—the upper part of the bedroom was almost uninjured—there was a bed under the window; it was out open and the flock out; there had been a fire at the head of the bed; the head
<lb/>board was burnt—the floor of the room was not burnt at all; the rest of the furniture in the room was scorched, not burnt—the back part of the premises was burnt out—the fire had gone right through the first
<lb/>floor front room—on the bottom floor, the back kitchen and back parlour were entirely burnt out, and the front
<lb/>room ground floor severely damaged—I have examined the corner where there is a cupboard—the floor is destroyed there just under the window—I have had considerable experience in examining the
<hi rend="italic">débris</hi> of burnt houses—I could find no remains of chairs, or furniture, or linen, or blankets, only what was on the beds—I should expect to find some—I did find the remains of three or four palliasses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-185" type="surname" value="CONQUEST"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-185" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CONQUEST</persName> </hi>. I am a cab
<lb/>driver, of 3, Denmark Place, Twicken
<lb/>ham—I have known Prince for some number of years—he has been a horse
<lb/>dealer, attending fairs and markets—I diet not see him on 1 st December—I was not at the Twickenham Railway
<lb/>station; I was at home before 7 o'clock, and did not go out again—I did not see him that day, and had no conversation with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-186" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-name-186" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am an ostler at the Coach and Horses public-house at Hounslow, about 300 yards from West's lodging-house—I know Prince—on the night of the fire I saw him in our taproom between 8 and 9 o'clock—I had not seen or heard anything of the fire then—I did not seem him come in or go out—he was in the taproom when I first heard the alarm of fire.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-187" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am nn ostler at tho Coach and Horses public-house, Hounslow—I know Prince; on the night of the fire I saw him in the taproom of the Coach and Horses about 8.30—he came in before I heard of the fire; he remained about half an hour—I went down to the fire; when I got there it was pretty nearly out—I heard a man say to Prince when he was in the public-house, "Prince, your old
<hi rend="italic">shant's</hi> on fire"—I did not hear Prince say anything—after I had been down to the fire I saw him at the same public-house—he finally left at 11 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-188" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND BLAKE</persName> </hi>. I am in the Metropolitan Police, and understand surveying and making models—I made this model of 32, High Street, Hounslow—it is correct—it is made to a scale
<hi rend="italic">oi</hi> three
<lb/>quarters of an inch to a foot—I have also made a plan.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-189" type="given" value="JOSEPH EDWARD"/>JOSEPH EDWARD PALIMER</persName> </hi>. I am a surveyor and agent to the Standard Fire Office—this is one of my policies—a statement of claim was sent to the office after the fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Andrews put in a written defence denying any participation in the fire, and stating that it was by Mrs. West's direction that he refused to take in lodgers that night, and that at about five minutes to</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">she called him from the house to go and have supper at the house in King's Arms Lane, where he was when he heard of the fire.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">John West's Defence.</hi> All I can say is I know nothing at all about the fire. I don't know how it caught fire. I was in London at the time. When I got home the fire had been put out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jane West's Defence.</hi> It is quite right what Andrews says. We both went home to supper, and Mr. Stone came and told us of the fire. It was all right when we left the house, I know that. We put the lamps down lower and went immediately to King's Arms Lane.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE WEST</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WEST</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRINCE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820130-256-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-256-18820130 t18820130-256-punishment-29"/>Fifteen Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820130-257-offence-1 t18820130-name-191"/>Joseph Hart Evans</persName> a letter demanding money with menaces without reasonable or probable cause.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-192" type="given" value="JOSEPH HART"/>JOSEPH HART EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, and at the time in question lived at Adelaide Terrace, Shepherd's Bush—I had a slight acquaintance with the prisoner—I received a letter dated December 28th, and on the 31st I spoke to the prisoner about it; he said it was written by a man named Wellington, and that he was Wellington's agent, and was com
<lb/>missioned by him to receive any money I should think right to give him to silence the affair. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter was signed,"M. Wallington," and requested the witness to forward</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to prevent the exposure of his alleged misconduct, to Mr. and Miss Elsden.</hi>) Miss Elsden is the lady I am engaged to be married to, and Mr. Elsden is her father—I took no notice of the letter—I then received this other of 30th December to the same effect, and the same evening this other letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the writer would be at the British Prince, Gold Hawk Road, with a guarantee to settle the matter.</hi>) I had seen the prisoner on the Saturday, and told him I should not pay the money without a guarantee from Wellington—he said he would get it me—I communicated with the police on the Monday morning, and went with a detective to the British Prince at 3.30, and there met the prisoner—I produced a cheque
<lb/>book, and asked him to write me out a receipt for the money—he produced one ready written, but without the date, amount, or signature—I asked him to fill it in, and I beckoned to the detective to witness the signature—when he had signed it he handed it to me, and I handed it to the detective, who took him into custody—at our first inter
<lb/>view, after some conversation, he said he would give me the straight tip, and he wrote my name and address on a piece of paper, and I recognised the handwriting as the same as the letters, and I said" I see you have written these letters"—he said "Yes, I wrote them, and no one else is implicated in the affair. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi> There was a female in my room early in the morning of the 20th—the landlady found her there, and ordered her out—I said I would send her out as soon as possible—she threatened to bring in two constables to turn her out—it was not the lady I am engaged to—I called the landlady a bad name, and she flew in a passion, and said she would expose the affair to Mr. Elsden.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A friend of mine brought the female in; I had nothing to do with bringing her in—I did not know her—she did not remain above 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour—I asked the prisoner to meet me, and bring the guarantee, in order to entrap him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was out of employ, and my wife and I were destitute and starving.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-257-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18820130-257-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18820130-257-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-257-18820130 t18820130-257-punishment-30"/>One Month's Hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820130-name-194" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES LOCK</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my father, as William Lock and Co., corn merchants at Croydon and at the Corn Exchange, Mark Lane—the prisoner has dealt with us as agent for two years; he collected orders from customers—we fulfilled them and collected the money and paid him a commission—in some cases he acted as agent for other people—we had never trusted him with any credit, but on 19th September he asked us to let him have 60 quarters of maize for his retail trade—we demurred at first—he said that other firms did so, and that Bolman and Phillips trusted him; we found that was true, and gave him credit for 60 quarters, and let him have it—that dates from the sale, not from the delivery—I believed that he wanted it for customers—the value was 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he applied again on the 28th for another parcel of 150 quarters for his retail trade, and we let him have it—the value was about 225
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he never stated that he had placed them in the hands of factors—if we had known that he had raised money on the first goods we should not have parted with the second—on Wednesday, 4th January, he came to our stand at the Corn Exchange, and wanted 150 quarters of maize on credit till Friday; I refused, as his account was large enough—I said I would sell him the maize, and he could take up the order when he liked—I filled up the sale note to that effect—he made no statement, but I understood that it was for the trade—I told him that he must give us a cheque against the delivery order, and about 3 o'clock he brought this cheque on the City Bank, Aldgate (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> 276
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.), dated 5th January, and crossed to our bankers at Croydon—I called his attention to that—he said that it would make no difference, as we could not pay it in at Croydon till next day—I gave him this sale note; it is printed, "Net cash one month," which I altered to" Net cash against delivery order"—I should not have parted with the delivery order if I had not believed the cheque was the same as cash—I paid the cheque to our banker next morning, the 5th, and saw it again on the 7th at our Croydon office marked N. S.—I then went to Bowden's office and saw one of his sons, and then to the Dock Company's office and stopped the goods, and afterwards to our solicitors—I then went to the prisoner's and found him in bed—I told him the cheque had been returned—he said that it must be a mistake at the bank; he had provided for it—I said "Then you had better send your son up with an open cheque and take it up"—he said "I cannot do that; I have no cheque
<lb/>book," and offered to meet me at any time on Monday and put it right—I arranged to meet him at the City Bank, Aldgate, on Monday morning at 10 o'clock, when he promised to prove to me that it was all right—I went there at 10 o'clock on Monday; he was not there, but his son was—I then went to the Corn Exchange, where his son produced this paper:" F. Bowden to W. Lock, Corn Ex
<lb/>change, Mark Lane. Pray don't proceed; my unfortunate father has taken poison"—I do not know his son's name—I said to him "Why, this is in your father's writing"—he said" Yes, it is"—I then went to the Mansion House—we have never been paid for any of the parcels or for</p>
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<p>the cheques, and have lost altogether over 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these are two of our delivery orders—our clerk probably gave them to the prisoner—the other 60 quarters were at a different wharf.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I reside at Croydon, and bank there—I took this cheque home with me with a number of others on 4th January, and paid them all into our bank between 11 and 12 o'clock on the 5th—I have not ascertained that if that cheque had been paid in the first thing in the morning it would have been cleared and paid that evening, I have not made inquiries—the prisoner also referred to Edwin Griffin and Sons, and I inquired of them personally—I gave the prisoner credit, partly because of the statements those persons made and partly because he said that it was for his retail trade—the 60 quarters were sold to Mr. Bartlett, but whether at a profit I don't know—Mr. Coventry had nothing to do with them—Mr. Hughes is my solicitor—I suggested that criminal pro
<lb/>ceedings should be taken, and not he—I asked if it was not criminal, and he said that it was—no suggestion was made that it would be a good way of getting the money—I first learned at the Mansion House that Mr. Michelmore was acting as the prisoner's solicitor—if we had had the money we should not have cared about the criminal proceedings; we should have taken his word that he had made a mistake—I have not ascertained that if the cheque had been paid into his bank on the 5th January there were assets to pay it—I did not hear the clerk say so; I really do not remember it; I heard so much on that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the prisoner first came he said that Mr. Charles Griffin had trusted him for about 100 quarters for a month—I do not know that a cheque of his for 158
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. given to Mr. Griffin was dishonoured.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-195" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD COVENTRY</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Coventry and Coventry, corn factors, of Seething Lane—on 28th December Mr. Lock endorsed this delivery-note for 150 quarters of maize, and I gave him 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on it—I afterwards sold it at 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a quarter, and there would be about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. coming to the prisoner on the sale—it was sold before I went to the Mansion House—on 4th January, between 12 and 4 o'clock, the prisoner brought me this delivery-order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which was lodged at the docks, and any order of his would operate on the goods—I gave him 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on that order—the advance was rather liberal, but we considered we owed him a little money, as there were other transactions—we sold the first 150 quarters to Chidley, Phillips, and Co., at 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 30th December—we should charge him two per cent. commission on the gross total sale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is the cheque for 210
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it bears the stamp of the prisoner's bank, and the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque is crossed the same—it is the custom of the trade to deposit corn temporarily for advances, and there is no difference whether the quantity is small or large—we advance a sum which will be quite sure to cover us—we retain it, and if the market rises we may get a considerable profit; if the market goes down there is a loss—there was an appearance of a rise in the maize market about the end of the year, but it did not come—there was a fall in January—the 150 quarters realised exactly what he gave for it, less the usual charges—our charges were about 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and if maize had gone up even 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a quarter that would have paid the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and left a profit, but there was no rise, and it is not sold yet—there is no rule when it is to be sold; it depends upon the caprice of the owner, he watches the ebbs and falls of the market, but a time may come when it must be sold—our business is very large.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. includes 5 per cent. interest which we charged for the advance—the market did not go up in December, as people expected—they speculate with other people's money.</p>
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<persName id="t18820130-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820130-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820130-name-196" type="given" value="WILLIAM HARRISON"/>WILLIAM HARRISON HILLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am deputy manager of the City Branch of the Aldgate Bank—on 30th November the prisoner signed this authority. (
<hi rend="italic">Engaging to keep a balance of not lees than</hi> 175
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to cover any cheques or bills which would reduce his balance below that amount.</hi>) Up to the time of my attendance at the Mansion House we had bills current from him which we discounted, and we could refuse bills which would reduce the balance below that—this is the cheque-book which we delivered to him—his available balance on the evening of January 1 was 68
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—no money was paid in on January 1, but on the 2nd there was, and on the evening of the 3rd his available balance was 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this cheque corresponds with the counterfoil of the prisoner's book in number and date—it is drawn on 2nd January to Foulkes for 198
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it was not presented for payment till 6th January, early in the morning&mda