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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ELLIS, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</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, March 27th, 1882, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLTS, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-4" type="given" value="WATKIN"/>WATKIN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-6" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps"> M. P</hi>., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Knt., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps"> Q.C., M.P</hi>., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-8" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FIGGINS</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps"> Q.C., D.C. L</hi>., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERB</hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the 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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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON OGG</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-13" type="given" value="JABEZ"/>JABEZ MCDIARMID</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLIS MAYOR SIXTH 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 dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and other moneys, of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>. J. P.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TICKELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WYLDE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and managing clerk to Mr. Burchell, solicitor, of 5, Mark Lane—I had the conduct of the action of Dell
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Swanson—on or about 25th October, 1881,1 wrote a formal letter to Swanson, the defendant, demanding payment, and in reply I received this letter of 29th October—this writ, specially endorsed, was issued, claiming 81
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on 5th November an appearance was issued by the defendant and notice sent—an affidavit was filed by Mr. Dell, praying judgment, under Order 14—I have the affidavit in reply, sworn and filed by Swanson on 15th November—this is the order for judgment made on those affidavits—there was immediate judgment for 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the balance to be paid into Court within a week, and then leave to defend upon that judgment—this writ was issued to the Sheriff of Surrey on the</p>
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<p>15th—the balance was not paid into Court, and I ultimately signed this judgment for the balance, 49
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and costs, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—no writ was issued in respect of that—I then got this notice from Samuel's solicitor, claiming the horse—there was an interpleader by the Sheriff returnable on 23rd November—this is the interpleader summons, dated 21st November—there was some mistake about the lists, there are two lists, one at 11 and the other at 12 o'clock, called counsels' list—I was not there, and the case went into the 12 o'clock list—the Master made an order for the Sheriff to withdraw—I appealed to the Judge against the Master's order; that came on on the 29th, and this order was made rescinding the Master's order—the matter finally came on before Mr. Justice Watkin Williams on 2nd December—the three defendants were called as witnesses—Swanson was called first, and sworn—I made no note of what he said—I was represented by counsel—I have no note made by anybody of what was said—Swanson said that he had purchased the horse of a man at Romford, and he had sold the horse and van to Farrer on 6th July for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he denied that he was the tenant of the stables in King's Arms Yard, where the horse and van were kept, or that he had ever been in them in his life, or paid any rent in respect of them—Farrer was next called—he said that he had purchased the horse and van of Swanson for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 6th July, that he had paid the amount by two cheques at different times—he did not produce the cheques, but he produced his passbook as showing the entries of the payment of those cheques—he said that he sold the horse and van to Samuels on 16th August, for 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the reason being that he had two horses and vans, and that he had no work for one of them—Samuels was then called, and he swore that he had purchased the horse and van of Farrer for 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., on 16th August, and produced this receipt; he said that he was the tenant of the stables in King's Arms Yard, where the horse was kept, and paid 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week rent for it, but he denied that he was in the employ of Swanson; that he earned his living by means of the horse and van—they were not examined in each other's presence—the result was that the Judge ordered the Sheriff to withdraw—after that, on the instructions of Mr. Dell, in January I instructed the Sheriff to seize again the same horse and van at the same premises—I had previously made inquiries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made no note—I am speaking from memory—I believe my counsel made notes; he is not here—Swanson did not say that he sold the horse to Farrer for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—no cheques were produced—I swear that—I believe I said before the Magistrate "I won't swear Swanson did not say that Farrer paid by three cheques"—I would not swear positively then, but I can now, I have recollected matters since—I believe Farrer said that he sold the horse because he had been obliged to take for a bad debt another horse, van, and harness—I believe Samuels produced a little black book alleged to contain receipts for rent in respect of the stables—this is the book—I saw these three cheques before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> One is dated June 25, 1881, for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., one June 28, for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the other July 11, for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., payable from Farrer to Swanson.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-27" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DELL</persName> </hi>. I am a coffeehouse proprietor, at 49, Upper East Smithfield—I have known Swanson for some time; he has been in the</p>
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<p>habit of selling walnuts for me—in September last, at Covent Garden Market, he told me he had bought a horse recently at Stapleton's Repository, in Bishopsgate Street, remarkably cheap, for ten guineas only; it was a kicker, but a wonderfully good horse to work—the same morning I went with him to the stables at Dockhead—on our journey we met Samuels—we all three went to the stables, where we saw the horse, van, and a portion of the walnuts—he told me that was the horse he had bought—he said they were his stables—I instructed my solicitor a little before 25th October to write to him for the amount of a cheque and the value of the walnuts—when the Sheriff of Surrey went to seize on 17th November, I went to the King's Arms Yard—I was outside and saw the horse and van brought out of the yard by the Sheriff; it was the same horse as I had seen before—on 6th January this year I went again to the King's Arms Yard with the Sheriff of Surrey, and saw him. seize the same horse and van—about 9 o'clock that evening I and King, a man from the Great Eastern. Railway, rubbed the hoof and found the number 4202 cut into the hoof—I was present when the three defendants were examined as witnesses before Mr. Justice Watkin Williams, on 22nd December, on an interpleader—Swanson said that the horse and van were not his property then, but they had formerly belonged to him, that he had sold it to Mr. Joseph Farrer for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he was asked whether the stables were his; whether he rented the stables—he denied ever seeing the stables, or ever being there in his life, or ever Paying any rent in respect of them—he said he sold the horse on 6th July for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Farrer was next called and stated be bought the horse and van from Mr. Swanson. for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and paid for it by two cheques in two instalments—he did not produce the cheques; he produced his passbook—he said he sold the horse to the defendant Samuels on 16th August for 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—when Samuels was called he said he bought the horse and van from Farrer for 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and produced his receipt for it—it was a dirty piece of paper with a clean stamp—he said he paid for it in two instalments, one in the morning and one in the evening, and the property was his—he was asked by Mr. Willis, the counsel, if he rented the stable, and he said no—he denied working for Mr. Swanson, but he said he sold goods for him each market morning, and that he had no compensation for so doing—I saw this van frequently, and have noticed Mr. Swanson's card, with his name and address on it, on the side—I have seen it at Covent Garden, and also at King's Arms Yard—when I went with Swanson and Samuels I saw these stables for the first time—the van was just unloading my walnuts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not state before the Magistrate what the prisoners had said before the Judge in Chambers—I was not asked to do so—I did not make any note of what was said—I did not examine Farrer's passbook—I saw the 4202 on the horse's hoof at the Running Horse stables, in the Blackfriars Road, after the seizure—I had seen it before—I could not tell you the date, nor how I came to look at it, but I saw the hoof as the horse stood in Covent Garden Market.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BIRD</persName> </hi>. I live at 41, Spicer Street, Brick Lane, and am foreman at the stables of the Great Eastern Railway Company—Thomas King is also a servant of that company—I went with him and Mr. Dell to the Running Horse stables, Blackfriars, on 6th January, about 7 o'clock, and saw a bay mare there—I recognised it as having been the property</p>
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<p>of the company for about two years—when the company's horses are ill they are under my control—I remember this horse being ill from 15th to 29th August last year—it was treated under my direction—on 29th August I sent her away to Devonshire Street stables, and on the 8th of September I saw her at Stapleton's for sale, and she was sold on that day—all the hores of the Great Eastern Company are marked on the hoof according to the date of purchase, in consecutive numbers—I saw tho No. 4202 on the hoof of this horse—it had the same mark at Stapleton's, and on the 6th January, when I saw it at Blackfriars—it was sold because it was a kicking horse—I recognised it irrespective of the number.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crocsexamined.</hi> The horse was washed while I looked at it; without the washing I could not see the number—it was very dirty—I don't know whose possession it was in when I saw it—Dell asked me to go and see it, and washed the hoof himself, and then it was quite visible.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She had a white stripe down her face, and two white hind fetlocks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-29" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY TARGET</persName> </hi>. I am clerk
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Messrs. Stapleton, horse auctioneers—we sell the Great Eastern horses as a rule—I was present at a sale on 7th or 8th December last year—Mr. Squire was the auctioneer—I took down the lots and names of the purchasers—there was a lot 46, a bay mare, belonging to the Great Eastern Railway, sold to Swanson for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he was present on that day, and paid the amount to me; at the same time he bought a bay gelding for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and a set of harness for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he paid by two cheques, one for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the other for 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-30" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KING</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the Great Eastern Company, and am horse foreman—I know the bay mare numbered 4202—I went on 6th December with Mr. Dell and Bird to the Running Horse stables, and saw a bay mare there—I recognised her as the bay mare formerly belonging to the Great Eastern Company, and which had been sent to Messrs. Stapleton's, Bishopsgate, for sale on the 8th—she was sold because she was vicious and a kicker—I have not the least doubt of its being the same mare.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not have all the Great Eastern horses under my care; I have the greater part of them—there are about 500—they buy and sell a great many horses—when there is anything vicious with them or they are worn out we sell them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew the mark on her face and the two white hind fetlocks, and the number 4202.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-31" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SEABROOK</persName> </hi>. I live at Suffolk Cottage, Grosvenor Road, Camberwell—in September last I had the letting of some stables at King's Arms Yard for Mrs. Winterbottom—Swanson came to me about the end of August and hired a stable and a loft at 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per week—I made out a memorandum—I kept a book in which the payments were put down—the two first weeks were paid in advance—he did not pay the rent personally; Samuels brought it to me—between the time of letting it and when I left on 13th December I saw Swanson at the stables.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The payments were not always made to me, I was, laid up a month of the time—all but four weeks were paid to me, and always by Samuels.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD</hi> Fox. I am employed at the Duke of Wellington, Hoxton—</p>
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<p>I was present when a memorandum was signed by Swanson and the last witness in respect of some stables and a loft in the King's Arms Yard—I saw some rent, 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., paid at the time—Swanson took the agreement with him—I sometimes received the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—I received it from Samuels—he told me he got it from the governor to pay these little bills with—I remember on the last occasion he gave it me I offered him a receipt in the name of Swanson, he objected to take it, I then offered him one with Swanson for Samuels, and he objected to take that, and I then gave him one in the name of Samuels—it was after 2nd December—I saw the horse seized in January.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate the last time that Samuels told me he had received the money from the governor to pay little things—I gave the receipts in the month of October to Samuels on account of Swanson—I saw nothing of Swanson there—I cannot say how many receipts altogether I gave—I will not swear that I ever gave a receipt in the name of Swanson—I am in Mr. Saunders's employ now, I was then in the employ of Mrs. Winterbottom; I was manager there—I left because I wanted more money—I have seen Mr. Dell occasionally—I have never had any money from him—I hope to do so for my expenses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-32" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a Sheriff's officer, and on 17th November I had a warrant under which I made a seizure at King's Arms Yard, and took a horse and van—none of the defendants were there then—it was ultimately claimed by Samuels, and returned to him under the order of the Judge—on 6th January, 1882, I again went to the stables, and seized under the same warrant the same horse and van that I had seized on 18th November—Samuels was present on the last occasion—I then took the horse and van to the Running Horse stables, which is used by the Sheriff—there is no question about its being the same horse—I had a few words with Samuels when I seized them—he said we had already seized the horse and had had to give it up once, and we should have to give it up again, or words to that effect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SWANSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-388-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-388-18820327 t18820327-388-punishment-5"/>Eight Months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUELS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FARRER</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour each</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS, CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-36" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH WOODS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Green Man, Berwick Street—on 9th February I served the prisoner with half a quartern of gin; she gave me a bad shilliag—just as she was going out 1 showed it to Mr. Bateman,</p>
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<p>a silversmith, who was there, but she went too quickly to see that—I afterwards gave it to the constable—the prisoner went out quickly—I could not follow her, as I had no one else in the bar—I had known her for a long time—she generally paid with shillings, and I have found bad shillings in the till afterwards—I generally clear the till every hour—on 28th February, about a quarter to 2, she came with another woman, asked for half a quartern of gin, and tendered a bad shilling—I went to the door and prevented them going out, and sent for a constable—they abused me, and asked what I was keeping them there for—I gave the prisoner into custody with the coin she passed on the 28th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't rememher whether she was there on Boxing day, or if I then treated her to a glass of gin—on 9th February she came alone—I put the coin on a shelf, where it laid till she came on the 28th—it was not removed, to my knowledge—only my wife and my niece assist me in the bar, and neither of them were in the bar that day—when I sent for a policeman on the 28th the prisoner could hear, but she still stood there, and asked for some more gin—I gave her a sixpence, a three-penny piece, and a halfpenny change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I rang the first shilling on the counter, and then tested it with my teeth—they did not go so much into it as they did into the second coin—I think my teeth left a mark on the second—it rang very hollow, with a deadly sound.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-37" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BATEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a silversmith—on 9th February in the after-noon I was in the Green Man, and saw the prisoner there with another woman—Mr. Wood showed me this shilling—I tried it with my teeth, and told him it was bad—it was gritty—I went out and tried to find the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 208). On 28th February I was called to the Green Man, and took the prisoner—I told her the charge—she said that she knew nothing about it—Mr. Wood gave me two bad shillings—I received a shilling and 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers from the female searcher.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She said that she had been selling flowers, and she may have said that she got the shilling in that way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-39" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA POTTER</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Marlborough Street Policecourt—I searched the prisoner on 28th February, and found a shilling, a sixpence, and a halfpenny in her pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are both bad—bad coins are gritty owing to the tin in them—they sometimes sound nearly as well as good ones—bad coins do not always sound dull, and even if they were silver, but cast, they would not rise so high as if struck in a die.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These coins would have sounded very well at first, but not now, as they have been bent—they are better imitations than usual—the test of biting is very fallacious—I do not consider a silversmith a good judge of coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-392-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin</rs>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-42" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET EAMES</persName> </hi>. My husband is a baker, of 402, Caledonian Road—on 5th February, about 2.30 p.m., I served the prisoner with a quarter of a pound of butter, which came to 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin; I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and kept the florin in my hand—she went to the</p>
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<p>door and selected a rabbit, for which she gave me another florin, and I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—she put the butter and rabbit in her basket—I found the florins were bad, went to the door with them both in my hand, and pointed her out across the road; a tall man was standing by her—she was brought back in three or four minutes, and I said "You have given me two bad florins;" she said" They are not," or "Have I?" and she said "It is a lie, I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> you take some money"—I had taken no money, except from her—these are the coins; I marked them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Other customers were there, but my sister served them—I had not seen the prisoner before, as we had only opened the business that day—I did not put either of the florins into the till—Hammond, who is in my employ, brought the prisoner back, and then I sent him for a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-43" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HODGES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi> 21). I was fetched, and found the prisoner in the shop—the prosecutrix said "This woman has given me these two bad twoshilling pieces, I give her in charge;" the prisoner said" It is a lie, I saw you receive a twoshilling piece from another woman while I stood here; besides I had received my change and left the shop a quarter of an hour before you had me fetched back, and how can you swear I gave you them?"—Mrs. Eames said "No, you had not left more than two or three minutes at the most, you had only time to get over the road," and denied receiving money from any one else—the prisoner said that her name was Ann Jones, and she lived nowhere—she had a purse in her hand—I examined it; it contained a halfcrown, a florin, and three shillings good money—she was rather fidgety with her right hand going to the station—she had a basket in her left, and I said" Keep your hand up"—she said" Surely I may hold up my dress"—I examined her hand and found nothing in it, but at the station I found this florin in her basket, and a rabbit', onions, butter, and other articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only saw her in the shop, not in the street—going to the station a man in a semidrunken state came near her—there was a crowd, but I kept her as clear as I could—he was not a tall man; he was about 5 feet 4 or 5 feet 5.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three florins are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-392-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-392-18820327 t18820327-392-punishment-9"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. SIMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Bailey.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY LEFEVRE</hi>. I am manager to Alexandre Lefevre, furniture dealer, of 331, Old Street—on 18th February Kriens called and asked for a catalogue—he produced this card of the Plate Glass Bevelling and Grinding Works, Clerkenwell, and said that he was one of the company, that they frequently got orders for furniture among their customers, and he wanted to see if we would put him on the best footing, the wholesale</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which he wanted sent to the Plate Glass Bevelling Company with the invoice—Mr. Garwood, our clerk, was present, and he sent the brackets—Kriens called again about 28th February, and ordered a drawingroom suite and two tables—he told the clerk where they were to be sent; the invoice was to be sent to their works—we sent the goods about two days after—he called again about 25th August and ordered about 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods, a bedroom suite, washstand, and drawers; the invoice was sent to the Plate Glass Company—he told the clerk where to send the goods—on 7th May a man brought this paper, stating that the goods were not required owing to the sudden death of Mrs. Kriens, but the things had then been sent four or five days—I believed the statement that Kriens made, or I should not have sent the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I first saw Bailey at Clerkenwell County Court—Kriens was the only person I saw in these transactions—I believed him to be a partner—he presented a card; that did not give me the idea that he was a traveller—I heard Bailey say at the County Court that he had given him a commission to go and get orders—I did not know that he had been employed by Mr. Pocock for twelve months to do mechanical work—I know it now; Mr. Pocock has said so—our place is about a mile from Mr. Pocock's—I did not go there and make inquiries; they received the first lot of goods, and I thought that was sufficient—the other two lots went to addresses that Kriens gave, in the name of Kriens, but I did not know that he was Kriens till we applied for the money about the beginning of July—I sent my clerk; I did not go myself—I had had no previous transactions with Kriens; if he introduced a customer I knew nothing about it—a gentleman named Lamb purchased some goods, and paid for them—I did not arrange to allow Kriens a percentage upon business he introduced—I did not say before the Magistrate that he introduced a gentleman, and that I allowed him 20 per cent.; I said I was not certain—I allowed him very near 20 per cent.; that was from the retail, not the wholesale—he got orders from me for the company; I gave him orders to the amount of about 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he still representing that he was one of company—I got the goods—Mr. Garford told me that a sum of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was offered in payment, which was due to Kriens for commission, and an offer to pay the rest, but we could not accede to it, because we had sent the goods—after that we commenced an action in the High Court against the company for this money—we applied to sign judgment under Order 14—affidavits in answer were filed, and the case was remitted to the Clerkenwell County Court for trial; the action was tried there, and there was a verdict for the defendant—after that we commenced this prosecution—Mr. Sims was our counsel in the action.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kriens.</hi> You called a number of times to solicit orders—we received 41
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from a Mr. Lamb—there was a gentleman with him—I never saw you in the matter—you certainly told me you were a partner—my clerk was the first person who saw you; he fetched me out of the warehouse—I never said I would allow you 5 per cent, for cash or 25 per cent, if the order was large.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HERBERT GARWOOD</hi>, I am clerk to Alexander Lefevre—on 18th</p>
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<p>February last year I was present when Kriens called—he saw mo first—he gave me this card, and asked for a catalogue—I said "What have have you to do with it?"—he said "I am one of the firm"—I saw him again on the 19th—he ordered a pair of brackets to be sent to the company's premises with the invoice, and we arranged to have our bevelling from them on terms that were agreed upon—on 28th February he called and ordered a drawingroom suite and two tables—he then gave me the name and address of the customer as "C. W. Kriens, Fairlawn Villa, Lower Merton"—I did not know that his name was Kreins till I went to the company's place—I sent the invoice to the company—on 1st April I sent by post an account of the goods, 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—towards the end of April Kriens called again, and said that their cus-tomer was removing to a larger house and would require more furniture, and he then ordered furniture amounting to 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—that was sent to Thornton Heath, and the invoice was posted to the company—about the end of June we sent in a quarterly account to the company of 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on Saturday, 7th May, a man brought this letter—he simply delivered it, and we gave him an answer—the goods had then been sent off about nine days—on 11th July I called at the office of the company—I saw Bailey—I said I had called for the account of Alexander Lefevre and Co.—he said he wanted to see me, because the account had nothing to do with the company—I said "If this account has nothing to do with you why have you kept our invoices? why have you not returned them to us?"—he replied that we should have to go to Kriens for our money—I asked who Kriens was—he said "He is the man that you delivered the goods to"—up to that time I had not known that the man who had called on us was Kriens—I then told Bailey how he had presented the card, and said that he was one of the company, and how he had ordered the goods—he said "If he has ordered the goods like that he has got them by fraud; there is no company here; Mr. Pocock is the principal, and there is no one else in the firm"—he said he had employed Kriens to go out on commission, and there was 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd due to him, would I accept that—I refused, it not being the full amount of the account—he said he knew that Kriens was going to get some furniture, but he did not suppose he would get so much—I said "If the goods had nothing to do with you why accept the brackets?"—he said" Oh, those were for me"—I saw the three invoices of February, March, and April, all pinned together—he took them from his desk and showed them to me, and said" The other two invoices Kriens has"—I was present at the hearing of the case at the County Court—this copy memorandum was then shown to Bailey while he was in the box, and he acknowledged that he had written the original—he said the stamp in the corner was put on by him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. It was two months after I had got the note that I called on Bailey—he then said he wanted to see me about the account, and that he had nothing to do with the company—he said" If Kriens gives us an undertaking we will pay the full amount"—I said "You have admitted the two first amounts, and I think you aro liable for the whole"—then the action was brought—that was not the first time I had heard of the name of Kriens, but it was the first time I identified Kriens as the person ordering the furniture.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Court being of opinion that there was no case against Bailey, a verdict of acquittal was here taken as to him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ELLIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Mayor.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-48" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE VERNON</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Lefevre—on 19th February I remember delivering two brackets to the Venetian Plate Glass Company's premises at Clerkenwell Green—on 1st March I delivered some furniture nt Fairlawn Villa, Lower Morton, to the name of Kriens—in April I delivered some other goods to the name of Kriens at No. 1, Brompton Villas, Thornton Heath.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-49" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL POCOCK</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at Clerkenwell Green as the Venetian Plate Glass Bevelling and Grinding Company; it belongs solely to me—Kriens has always been employed by me as an engineer; he has never been a partner nor had any interest in the business—he has been connected with the concern from the beginning—he was not a customer of mine at Merton or Thornton Heath—I knew nothing of the representations made by Kriens; they were not made by my authority.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kriens.</hi> I believe you are debited in our books to the amount of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-50" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BAILEY</persName> </hi>. On Saturday afternoon, 30th April, I remember Kriens advancing 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Bailey to pay wages.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Kriens in his defence alleged that he had acted bona fide in purchasing the articles and that he had made no false representation.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> round my neck, and I was strangled by three men, and pulled into a court—the second man held my hands behind me, and the prisoner searched my pockets and robbed me of everything he could take; a watch and chain, a purse containing 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and a spade locket—one of them said, "Let go of him," and they gave me two or three hits at the side of my head, and one of them kicked me in the back as I was lying on the ground, and they went off—I followed the prisoner and laid hold of him; he struggled to get away, but a witness came up, and the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, and live at 30, Bloomfield Street, Dalston—early in the morning of 4th March I was in Leigh Street, a turning out of Acton Street, and saw the prisoner running and the prosecutor after him—I stopped the prisoner and held him till the police came up—he took a watch out of his pocket, and said to the prosecutor, "Here is your watch and chain," and he took this purse out of his pocket and said, "Here is your purse; there is nothing in it"—the prosecutor claimed the watch and chain.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 63). I heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and ran up and found the prisoner held by Curtis—he said, "I will give you the watch and chain if you will let me go"—he handed it to the prosecutor—he then took out the purse and said, "I will give you the purse also; I don't know what is in it"—I found on him 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, a bronze medal, a splitring, a key, and a pocketknife—the purse contained 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold—the prosecutor was the worse for drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 280). I saw the prisoner hand the watch to the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I have a witness to prove that no violence was used; that the prosecutor was drunk, and had been fighting with another man. He stood quite still, and let us put our hands in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-58" type="given" value="ROLAND"/>ROLAND GENT</persName> </hi>. I am a tinsmith in Kingsland Road—I have known the prisoner five or six years—I know nothing about the robbery—I saw the prosecutor about 8 that evening in a publichouse, and I hit him on the nose four times, and I have got another for him if he wants it—his nose bled, and he soaked it up with a lightcoloured handkerchief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was in the public-house when I was fighting with the prosecutor—I did not knew the prosecutor before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-59" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BREWER</persName> </hi>. I only know the prisoner and prosecutor by sight—on 3rd March I was in the Britannia public-house, Kingsland Road, and saw the prosecutor and Gent having some words—the prosecutor said, "I have a good mind to punch your head," and he went up to Gent, and Gent struck him three times and made his nose bleed—it was about 8 o'clock in the evening when he came in, and I left him there when I came away at halfpast 10.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I was very hard up at the time, and I saw this gentleman with his watch three parts out of his pocket; it was a great temptation, and I took it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahony.</hi> I did not stop and ask you to take a policeman's number who had struck me, and say I would give you one of my earrings—no policeman struck me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 189). At 1 o'clock on the morning of 8th March I was on duty in Cecil Street and heard the last witness shouting out and went to where she was—I found she was excited—she said the prisoners had violently assaulted her—before I got up to her I saw the prisoners pushing her against the shutters, and as I went up the prisoners walked down the Strand—the prosecutrix made a statement to me and I walked after the prisoners—I found the earrings in Mahony's ear; she was wearing them—she said "That woman gave them to me"—the prosecutrix was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahony.</hi> You were not looking at them under a lamp when I came up, they were in your ears.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE JARMAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 205). I was on duty on Sunday morning, 26th February, in Coleman Street, and about 4 o'clock my attention was attracted by hearing the side door of the White Swan public-house, White Swan Alley, open—I went to the spot and saw the prisoner and another man there—when they saw me they ran away—I followed them into Moorgate Street—I pursued the prisoner; the other man went in the direction of London Wall—I sprang my rattle, and subsequently the prisoner was captured by another constable—I did not lose sight of him—we took him to the station—I examined the premises afterwards with Sergeant Allen—the side door was open; part of the till was on the counter empty, the other part on the floor, the drawers turned out, and the place upside down—in the back parlour there was another till with 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in it on the table, and part of a pie—on the first floor there was part of a till on the floor—the skylight over the stairs was broken open, and a ladder let down from the skylight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am sure I saw you come out of the doorway.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 593). On morning of 26th February I was on duty in Lothbury—I heard a rattle spring in Moorgate Street—I saw the prisoner come out of Moorgate Street and run towards Princes Street—he was running all the time—I ran up Bartholomew Lane into Threadneedle Street, that is shorter than Princes Street; I saw the prisoner come out of there and run in front of the Royal Exchange—I followed him as far as Finch Lane, where I took him—I said "Come along, you are wanted for something"—Jarman came up.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALLEN</hi> (
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-73" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>MARY JANE DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Hollick Davis, a licensed victualler, of the White Swan—from information I received on Sunday morning, 26th February, I went to my premises—nobody sleeps there—I was the last to leave it on Saturday night; every part was properly bolted and locked, including the skylight; it was thoroughly secured—when I went with the police on Sunday morning I found one of the side doors open—I lost between 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in coppers, part of a bottle of wine, and part of a pie and part of a cheese were eaten.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing about it. I was coming down Moorgate Street and heard a rattle spring, and I went across to the fireescape and a constable came up and caught hold of me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It was not a florin you gave me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money on him—this is the halfcrown—I marked it at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 316). On 14th February I was called and Mr. Whitbread charged the prisoner with uttering a bad florin—he said nothing—I found on him 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at the station.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>. This halfcrown and florin are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know it was bad. I worked hard enough to earn it. A man asked me to give him change for a twoshilling piece and I did so.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLOTTE SKEFFINGTON</hi>. I am the wife of John Skeffington, a butcher, of 40, Poland Street—about five weeks before 18th March the prisoner bought some meat which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a florin; I tried it with my teeth, it cracked and dust came out of it—I said "This is bad money"—she said" If you will let me take it back to my mistress I will come back"—she left the meat—on 18th March I saw the prisoner at Marlborough Street Station, and am sure she is the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-89" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am butcher's boy at Mr. Skeflington's—I saw the prisoner there four or five weeks before 18th March—I saw the coin pass, and heard my mistress say "This is a bad twoshilling piece; "the prisoner said" Give it back to me, and I will take it to my master"—she left the meat, went away with the coin, and did not return—I was at Regent Circus on 18th March, and saw the prisoner speaking to an omnibus conductor, and I said to him "That is the same woman who came into our shop four or five weeks ago with a bad twoshilling piece," and she was given in charge, and a policeman brought my mistress to the station the same evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am certain you are the woman.
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin; I gave her three sixpences and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and then bent the coin in two with my teeth, and asked her what she meant by it, and told her it was bad; she put the change into my hand, and said that she was innocent, and that a gentleman who she had been working for, gave it to her—the boy came up and said that she had been in their shop and tried to change one—I gave her in charge with the coin—she said that she had to meet a gentleman at Regent Circus.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER CAMPION</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 112). On 18th March I was on duty</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Mrs. Skeffington came to the station the sameevening and recognised the prisoner at once.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-90" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA POTTER</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Marlborough Street Station—on 18th March I searched the prisoner, and found 2 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was not aware it was bad.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820327-405-offence-1 t18820327-name-93"/>Jane Harriet Thaxton</persName>, and stealing a sugar basin and a glass shade, in the dwellinghouse of James H. Thaxton.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEWICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). On 17th March, about 12.15 a.m., I took the prisoner at a publichouse in the City Road—I told him the charge; he made no reply, but at the station he said "I can get out of it as easy as kiss my hand"—the prosecutrix saw him with a number of others; she said at first that a man was very much like the man, but afterwards she touched the prisoner—I got men as much resembling the prisoner as I could.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "On the Saturday I was arrested, I had a light Scotch tweed and waistcoat. I was at the Pavilion Theatre."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was at the Pavilion Theatre, and was dressed altogether differently. I had not these dark clothes then. I bought them afterwards, on the 17th. I know no more of the robbery than you do.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in October,</hi> 1880,
<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-99" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WESTERMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 338). On Sunday, 5th March, about 2 a.m., I saw the prisoner and another man standing in the door</p>
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<p>way of a shop in King Street, Poplar—they then went to a urinal, and from there I followed them to the West India Road, and said "What are you doing about here?" the prisoner said "I am a perfect stranger here, I want to go to Millwall"—this was a mile from Millwall—I directed him, but instead of going that way he went round to King Street again—I noticed that his pockets were rather bulky, and asked him what he had got; he said "My own property"—I asked in what part of Millwall he lived; he said "10, Stevendale Eoad for six weeks," but that he had lived in Poplar 20 years—I searched him at the station, and found a quantity of cigars and tobacco, a knife, a box of silent matches, and this duplicate of a coat pledged at 299, Hackney Eoad for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the name of William Joneshe was wearing this coat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which Mr. Stenhouse identified.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The white coat you have on was under it—you tried to get away—I found on you 53 cigars and 12 packets of tobacco.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-100" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID STENHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Oriental Tavern, Poplar—on Saturday, 4th March, I went to bed at 2 o'clock, leaving the house bolted and barred—at 6.5 I found the kitchen window open, and the bolt punched out and left on the kitchen table—I missed a brown coat from the kitchen, another from the parlour, 300 cigars, which I identify by the quality and shape, 1 1/2 lb. of tobacco in screws, which I identify by the wrappers, also 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from a pedestal, a strap, and 12 jam rolls—I went to the station and identified one of the coats; the prisoner was wearing it—I have seen the other coat produced by a pawnbroker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-101" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BOLTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Joseph Harris, a pawnbroker, of 299, Hackney Road—I produce a coat which was pawned on Saturday morning, 4th March, in the name of "William Jones, I believe by the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate, and also in his defence, said that he pawned the coat for the other man, and afterwards bought the ticket of him, and the bought all that was found on him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-406-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, March</hi> 28, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SMITH</hi> (19)</persName>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-407-18820327 t18820327-407-punishment-22"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED BOWER BLENKARN</hi> (56)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18820327-408-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining goods by false pretences.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for various misdemeanours under the Debtors Act.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ATTENBOROUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LINDSELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>. J. P.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-104" type="given" value="HENRY ALFRED"/>HENRY ALFRED STAGEY</persName> </hi>. I am Superintendent of Records in the London Bankruptcy Court—I produce the file of proceedings in bankruptcy—Mr. Guppy's petition was filed on 11th July against Alfred Bowers, of 8, Old Broad Street, merchant—that was dismissed by consent—the petition of Spalding and Hodge was filed on 1st November, 1881—the date of adjudication is 15th November—the trustee, Mr. Switch, was</p>
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<p>appointed on 16th December—the first meeting of creditors was on 1st May.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM SWITCH</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Messrs. Spalding and Hodge, wholesale paper merchants, 34, Cannon Street, City—I was appointed the prisoner's trustee on 16th December, 1881—I received this order of 19th March, 1881. (
<hi rend="italic">For samples of paper to be sent to Bower and Co., of</hi> 34,
<hi rend="italic">Union Court, Old Broad Street.</hi>) The prisoner had previously called at our offices in Gannon Street, and wanted to open an account for paper—I quoted our terms, and afterwards wrota him a note—I went to his offices with a Mr. Bargees to settle a dispute between them—I sent the prisoner the samples and received this order of 23rd March—I supplied him with the paper stated in it, and sent this letter of same date. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that</hi> 181/4
<hi rend="italic">reams were sent, over the order, and</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">If you object we will take back the excess quantity. "</hi>) I never got the 181/4 reams back—I supplied him with goods from time to time up to 20th May, 1881—he then accepted this bill, dated 20th May at three months, for 183
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Presented 23rd August,</hi> 1381,
<hi rend="italic">and referred to acceptor.</hi>) That has never been paid—I supplied him with further goods, and on 21st June he accepted this bill at three months for 148
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., due September 3, 1881—that was also dishonoured—at the beginning of July, 1881, he came and said he had a pressing order for some more paper, and asked if I had any more of the same kind as he had had before—I said "Yes, but I should like the bills that are running to be paid first"—I asked for a reference—he referred me to his bankers, the Capital and Counties—I afterwards put the matter in the hands of my principals at Drury Lane—the prisoner told me he was fully prepared to meet the bill that was just coming due—I let him have the goods—at that time I had 362 reams of paper lying at Farringdon Street Station to my order—I sold them to him for 126
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was induced to let him have them by his representation that he had pressing orders waiting, and was fully prepared to meet the bill that was becoming due—I did not then know of his dealings with Mr. Guppy—the goods at Farringdon Street were transferred by my order to Bower and Co. on 8th July in accordance with their letter of that date (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this is the bill—the bills were dishonoured on 23rd August and 23rd September—at that time I had delivered goods to the prisoner to the amount of 480
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—two payments of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each Were made in Drury Lane, and the last supply of goods to the prisoner was on July 18th—on 1st November I presented a petition on behalf of my principals against him-he was adjudicated a bankrupt on 15th November, and on 16th December I was appointed his trustee—I attended at his offices on 18th December—I found he had left, and another name was on the office door—I made inquiries; I was not able to find out anything about him—I found no property there and no books—I was not able to ascertain his address—I have not been able Up to the present moment to obtain any information from him—this is my letter of 3rd January to the prisoner, addressed to 8, Union Court, Old Broad Street—it was returned to me through the Dead Letter Office—a public examination was held on 18th January, which I advertised—he did not attend—in February I obtained a writ for his apprehension—on 2nd February I went with Detective Sergeant Outram to 36, Darvill Road, Stoke Newington—I had been trying to find his address three weeks or a month previous—we</p>
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<p>met the prisoner in the street, and all three went to his house—I asked him for his books and papers—he said they were in the City, and that there was not a book or paper in connection with his business in the house—I asked if he would give them up—he said he would consult his solicitor first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. The prisoner has bought goods of me for cash—he paid me 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on August 12—this is the receipt—that was a separate transaction—our head office is at Drury Lane—the first 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. might be a payment off the first bill, and the second 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. off the second bill—I am not aware of any offer to settle for another 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the whole of the money transactions are carried on in Drury Lane—I am a salesman in Cannon Street, and manage the City office—I have heard that the prisoner offered 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for settlement, but not 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Mr. Furber is Messrs. Spalding and Hodge's solicitor—I was not consulted on the offer—I knew nothing about Mr. Furber's communications with the firm—my friend Mr. Burgess introduced me to the defendant, and said he had done business with him—he did not use the words "fairly well," and I do not believe he ever paid him 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Mr. Burgess banked at the same bank—I sent Bower and Co.'s letter about the prisoner's references, to the head office, and after that was instructed to execute the order—he was walking with the aid of a stick when I went with Outram to arrest him; he had a bad leg—I did not hear him say he was going to the doctor—I do not know that the landlord distrained; the rent is still unpaid—I served him with a notice of the public examination; that was returned through the post.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know Thomas Eagles—he calls himself a paper agent—he deals in all sorts of paper—I have no books to refer to the dates when the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid—I did not know that the paper had gone to Guppy's and they were pressing him—I discovered that after being appointed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-106" type="surname" value="GUPPY"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GUPPY</persName> </hi>. I am manager for Mr. Wm. Guppy, paper agent and merchant—I have dealt with the prisoner as Bower and Co.—I understood his name was Anthony Bower—his first order was at the end of 1880—it was dated January 18th, 1881—his indebtedness was 246
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—our terms of credit were 5 per cent.—we did not get paid—we made many applications—in May we commenced proceedings through Mr. Austin—we commenced bankruptcy proceedings on 11th July—his debt was then 122
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Ad.</hi>—we had had some goods back, and 59
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash, and afterwards further goods—the balance was finally paid by goods—my father negotiated through Mr. Austin—the goods we received were 205 reams of paper by the Great Northern line—I signed this memorandum dated 21st July—I received some more paper of the same quality and price on 11th August value 47
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that finally settled the account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. The account was reduced to below a certain amount, and then the bankruptcy proceedings were stopped—only the maker's name was on the paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820327-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-107" type="surname" value="AUSTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-107" type="given" value="EDWARD FRENCH BUTTON"/>EDWARD FRENCH BUTTON AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 38, Throgmorton Street—early in 1881 I was solicitor to Mr. Guppy—I was instructed to make a claim against the prisoner—I never knew him by any other name than Bower—I commenced bankruptcy proceedings—I wrote this letter of 17th June to the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated</hi> Mr. Gruppy has no objection to take paper if value should be given in the present state of the market ")</p>
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<p>—I had previously had an interview with the prisoner, pressing him for payment, and he suggested giving us some paper—I had issued one summons against him; he settled that—I issued another, and upon that there was a bankruptcy petition—on 20th June I got a letter from him, and on 21st June I wrote this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">Asking where the paper should be sent</hi>)—this is the order for its delivery—I received these letters produced. (
<hi rend="italic">Referring to various deliveries of paper</hi>)—205 reams were delivered—the rest of the correspondence was with his solicitor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I got the debt and my costs too—he told us he had the paper in stock—I never said to him "You will be quite safe"—he said that he could pay, and he did pay 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash—I never said "As far as I am concerned I do not care a farthing where he gets it from, on credit or otherwise," nothing of the kind—he never said he didn't think it a right thing to do—I didn't think he was getting in paper—I never told him he would be quite safe; the question never arose.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-108" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-108" type="surname" value="PUDDEPHAT"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-108" type="given" value="LEVI"/>LEVI PUDDEPHAT</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk in the correspondence department of Farringdon Street Kail waystation of the Great Northern Railway—I produce a book from the station—we had 357 reams of paper lying there to the order of Messrs. Spalding and Hodge—205 reams were transferred to the order of Messrs. Bower and Co. on 9th July, and Mr. Bower transferred 157 reams to Mr. Thomas Eagles—Eagles accepted and signed for them—135 of 357 reams were retransferred by Mr. Eagles on August 11th to Bower and Co., and delivered the same day to Mr. Guppy, of 9, Wilson Street, Finsbury—the advice note was made out and delivered on July 11th to Bower and Co., and on July 21st to Guppy—we cannot find it—this note is endorsed" Deliver to the order of Thomas Eagles contents hereof; Bower and Co., 16th July, 1881," and "T. Eagles, 88, Upper Thames Street"—the other one was endorsed in the same way—205 reams were delivered to Mr. William Guppy on 21st July, and 157 transferred to Mr. Eagles's order.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-109" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a millboard manufacturer, of Beechfield Mills, Berwickupon Tweed—in June 1881 I commenced dealings with Bower and Co. by correspondence—on 17th June I received this order. (
<hi rend="italic">For goods amounting to</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and referring to Spalding and Hodge</hi>)—I sent the first lot on 13th September with the invoice to Bower and Co., of Hermitage Wharf, Wapping—the terms were a monthly account—on 20th September upon the same order, I supplied 31 bundles value 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and the invoice at a month's credit—on 26th October I received an acceptance for 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at three months in respect of the two lots of goods—it was dishonoured on presentation—on 1st November I supplied 41 more bundles, value 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the same order of Bower and Co. upon one month's credit, and on 16th November I supplied the balance, completing the order—I sent the invoice—on 22nd November I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Returning the delivery note, and stating</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">We have unexpectedly been adjudicated bankrupts</hi>"—upon that I got the last lot of goods back—the total value of the goods retained was 62
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was not paid—I supplied those goods in consequence of my correspondence with Spalding and Hodge, and believing that Bower and Co. was a respectable firm of merchants, and that the prisoner was dealing in the ordinary course of his trade—this is Messrs. Spalding's letter of July, 1881. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they had given Bower credit for</hi> 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. All the deliveries were a portion of the same order—he accepted the two lots at three months afterwards—in consequence of the delay in manufacture they were sent in four lots.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-110" type="surname" value="HUDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-110" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the London Agency Shipping Company—on 2nd September I had 87 millboards advised to me from Mr. Martin, of Hermitage Wharf, marked B. L., and consigned to Bower and Co., Union Court, Old Broad Street—this is the lading notice—the goods were taken from the wharf on 27th and 28th September—the order was endorsed "Bower and Co. to Thomas Eagles," and "I homas Eagles to Poulter's van"—later in September I received 41 bundles, the same consignor, advised to Bower and Co., and delivered by Maggs's van on 8th November—on 19th September 74 bundles—these were stopped in transfer—this is the letter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-111" type="surname" value="WOETHY"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-111" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHAELES WOETHY</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Mr. Poulter, carrier, of Dowgate Dock—in September I received an order from Mr. Eagles to remove millboard from Hermitage "Wharf to Dowgate Dock—I received the lading notice—the carman took them away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-112" type="surname" value="BOUTLE"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-112" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOUTLE</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Messrs. Poulter, carriers, of Dowgate Dock—in September I took 41 bundles of millboard from Hermitage Wharf to some stables at Ratcliff—the next morning another carman took them to Dowgate Dock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-113" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-113" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KING</persName> </hi>. In September last I was employed by Messrs. Poulter, of Dowgate Dock—on 30th September I carted from the stables at Ratcliff 41 bundles of millboards, and delivered them with the advice note to the foreman at Dowgate Dock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES VINOENT</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Messrs. Breffitt, wharfingers, at Dowgate Dock—I took from Boulden 87 bundles of millboard on 28th and 29th September to the order of Thomas Eagles—they stopped at the wharf till 30th October—on 30th September I delivered 41 bundles more—both lots went away on one order to Thomas Eagles by Poulter's to Maggs's van.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-115" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MAGGS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Hoxton to Maggs and Co., carriers—on 31st October I entered an order at night and saw Mr. Eagles's letter—on 8th November I received another order from Mr. Eagles to take a ton of paper to 8, Upper Thames Street—I entered the charges.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—on 9th August I sent the goods by the South Western Railway to Nine Elms, to the order of Bower and Co.—I wrote to Bower and Co. with the invoice—the goods were sold on monthly credit at 21/2 discount—I received a letter acknowledging receipt on August 22nd from Bower and Co.—we had further correspondence—he wanted me to supply him with more paper, and I told him until the previous account was settled I should refuse to go on again—hearing of proceedings I stopped 34 reams of my paper which was then at the railway, and got it back—I have received no payment at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STOCKDALE</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk in the goods department at Waterloo Station—I recollect 21 reams of brown paper coming from Wimborne to the order of Bower and Co. on 10th August—I sent Bower and Co. the advice note—it was endorsed to Mr. Eagles—they were taken away in due course—34 more reams were included in the same advice note, which has since been banded back under an indemnity.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-118" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL SUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am a South Western Railway carman at Nine Elms—acting under orders on 19th August I delivered 10 of 21 bales of brown paper at Mr. Dawson's, on Mr. Eagles's order.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-119" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COPAS</persName> </hi>. I am a South Western Railway carman—on a Saturday afternoon in August I delivered 11 bales of paper at Dawson's, in Thames Street, to Mr. Eagles's order.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-120" type="given" value="FELIX"/>FELIX DRAKE</persName> </hi>. I am a twine and cord manufacturer at East Yeovil, near Somerset—on 31st August I received from my London agents this order from Bower and Co. (
<hi rend="italic">Twenty dosen of cord at</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., thirty dozen of white twine at le. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">&c</hi>), to be delivered at Nine Elms—referring to my book I find I sent the order—on 8th September I received an order for 60 dozen of shoe plates, which I supplied on 15th and 16th September to 8, Union Court—the last lot were sold on three months' credit—they have not been paid for—I received this letter of 13th September acknowledging the receipt—there was further correspondence, and on 21st September I sent off 70 dozen more of cord to Bower and Co. upon three months' credit—they have not been paid for—I sent the goods because I understood the prisoner was a respectable man, and it would be safe to do so, and I thought I should make money by the transaction—I was referred to Mr. Need—I made no inquiries till after the
<hi rend="italic">goods</hi> were sent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-121" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TWITE</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent—I was agent to Mr. Drake up to December 31st—in September I received various orders from the prisoner through my traveller, Mr. Herbert, who has left me—I received this memorandum addressed to myself, (
<hi rend="italic">A list of goods</hi>) upon the firm of Bower and Co.—we sent copies to Messrs. Drake and Co.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Dixon, Corbett, and Spencer—I remember the carman bringing Mr. Twite's order on 6th September from Bower and Co.—it is endorsed "Deliver to bearer"—I delivered the goods accordingly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-123" type="given" value="ERNEST FREDERICK"/>ERNEST FREDERICK ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Capital and Counties Bank, Ludgate Hill Branch—I produce a copy of the prisoner's account—I received a letter stating that my books would not be necessary.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-124" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EAGLES</persName> </hi>. I know Blenkarn as Bower—my place of business is 83, Upper Thames Street—I live at Staines—the prisoner's offices at 8, Union Court are three quarters of a mile from mine—I had transactions with him in 1881 to the amount of 1 059
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., generally in paper and twine—I first knew him about the middle of 1880—I know the buildings described on the order form, 8, Union Court, Old Broad Street—the entrance would be about 80, Bishopsgate Street—that is no doubt given to indicate the locality; it is near the Four Swans—I introduced him to the Capital and Counties Bank—I had an account there—he said he found it inconvenient to make remittances to the country—tho amount of his dealings with me in the four months previous to his bankruptcy was about 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said he was buying goods from om Mr. Burt, and Mr. Martin</p>
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<p>—I remember buying paper marked S and H, which I should conclude was Spalding and Hodge—it was not my business to inquire whose paper it was—it was lying at Farringdon Street Station—I paid by cheque—I lent him money occasionally—I had goods as against these advances, in one case especially—I transferred a portion of the goods which I had at Farringdon Street to him back again—from what I have heard this morning a greater portion of them went to Guppy's—that left him in my debt something like 86
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I re transferred it, not having money in exchange—Bowers had the delivery order—I took it over at 81
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—I had an invoice—I have not got it, and perhaps you don't want to know the reason—it is with my solicitor, in connection with other paper that has been seized—I had some twine of him invoiced at 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not like taking it—he pressed me—mine is a general job business, if I see anything worth my while I buy—the twine was at the dock, and was burnt in a fire—the order was not lodged, therefore they were not covered by my authority—my having millboards to make up for those that had been burnt had nothing to do with the affair—I gave the order to Bowers some time before the affair; Martin was a long time making them; they came on in due course—Martin's millboards were transferred to me on landing—I had given the prisoner an order for them three, four, or five months before I received them; he gave me a letter saying that he had millboards in the City; he had samples, and here is the letter of July—Martin's first communication was about June—the order to Martin is 17th June—I did not ask the prisoner to get me the millboards in the first instance—I have no entry from which I can speak to the order—I keep books; I have not them here—I should not preserve the envelope—here is an account for 59 dozen of twine at 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 50 dozen at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I know nothing of twine makers except one at Birmingham—that twine was in pursuance of an order endorsed over to me—there is one more transaction for 70 dozen of twine on 18th October at 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per dozen—the prisoner owed me money—I had the twine against that money, and I gave some money as well, cash and a cheque—on 2nd November some millboards were transferred to me—that was a portion of a 5 ton order which I had originally given—on 15th September he had 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of goods on credit—I remember his bringing the last lot of goods to the wharf—he told me then he had been adjudicated a bankrupt—I said if that were the case I could not have anything to do with him—I cannot fix the date of that with certainty, but it would be after 7th November, and previous to 15th or about 15th December—I did not consider it safe to take the goods—I called at his office three times a week; I saw the office fittings; I cannot tell if they were worth 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or more—Mr. Switch was there—there was a table and a chair—the place was pretty well furnished as an office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. The prisoner came to me about 13th June; he wrote me a letter asking me to call, and he would show me samples—I called and saw some pieces, and gave him an order for five tons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I paid 3 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per pound, and in one case I think I had an invoice at 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per pound—I am a paper dealer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Watkin Williams.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AMELIA COOK</hi>. I live at 40, Chilton Road, and am the prisoner's wife—on 7th March, about 11.30 o'clock, he came home; he was standing at the door, and asked me if I wanted any beer; I said "No, thank you, John"—I went into the kitchen and turned off the gas, and then went to the street door to see if he was there; finding he had gone I shut the door and went upstairs—he returned in about five minutes; my daughter opened the door to him; I heard him say to her "Where is your ma?"—I came downstairs, and he said" This will do for you," pointing a revolver at my head; I put my arm round him, and tried to take it from him; I did not succeed in getting it; I cut my hand in trying to take it away; I can't tell what with; I don't remember anything more after that—I saw a stranger outside, and asked him to stay and save me—I then went upstairs, put on my hat and jacket, and went to the policestation; I then came back and gave my husband into custody—he had threatened my life several times before this; he tried to kick me only a day or two before, and on several occasions said I had lived too long.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have been married seven years; we have not lived happily together, only through drink; except that we have been on the best of terms—on one occasion he was obliged to go to the hospital; that was not through my violence; he was drunk and upset the things, and I threw a shell at him, which cut his head; that was in self defence—he never had a black eye from me; he has given me three; I never struck him—I only wish for protection; my life is in danger; I am not safe with him; I dare not live under the same roof with him; if I do I shall be murdered—I have sent him money while he was in prison to get food with—I don't wish to punish him severely, but I can't go home where he is; I have had seven years' punishment, and I think he deserves a little—I thought the revolver was loaded; I never saw a pistol before—he had told me the night before in my bedroom what he would get for me; he has wished me dead many times—he had the</p>
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<p>pistol in his left Land; it was in the dark; I think I was too quick for him—I could not tell whether his hand was on the trigger or not—I am not rather quicktempered, though I have had enough to make me so—I have seen him with his face scratched when he has been drinking; I don't know where he got it scratched; I don't know that I scratched it; I did on one occasion in selfdefence; I don't know how long ago that was; it was when he was in drink; I do not know that I ever did it before; I can't swear it because I don't remember—what he said to me was "This will do for you and quiet you"—he has been out all night on several occasions—he is a grocer by trade—I am his second wife—the shop is shut up today because I am here; my daughter manages it, but she is here also—I am carrying on the business—I have 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of his debts to pay—I have written two letters to him since he has been in prison; in one of them I wished him prosperity.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Before this he told me one night in my bedroom that he would get a little article to quiet the two of us—I asked who the two were, and he would not answer me—he has been very violent for a long time—the grocer's business is his; I had a shop before that, we had compensation to get out of it, and then we took this one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-133" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA AUSTEN</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness by a former husband—on the night of 2nd March when the prisoner came back the second time I opened the door to him; he asked where mamma was; I said she was upstairs; he said "I have something here that will quiet her and do for her"—my mother came downstairs, and he held the revolver at her head and said "I have something here that will do for you and quiet you"—she tried to get the pistol from him, and I went into the street and looked for a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live in the house with my mother—I have been in the Court and heard her give her evidence—she is a quiet, peaceable, goodtempered woman; she is not irritable—I have never heard the prisoner complain of her illtemper; I know she is desirous to live apart from him—she had a shop when they were married, not the same one they have now—I never knew her scratch his face—I am always at home—I have not been talking to. my mother's brother about this prosecution.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LYDIA BEED</hi>. I was in the Widow's Son publichouse on the evening of 7th March, between 11.30 and 12 o'clock—I saw the prisoner there—he was loading a revolver up in a corner—nobody else was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen a revolver before—he was not above a yard from me—I did not say anything to him—he looked at me—he was putting something into the pistol—I then went out and left him there—I did not tell anybody what I had seen.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">very</hi> violent, and I had to get the assistance of two other constables to take him to the station—I handed the revolver to the inspector—he examined it in my presence, and found one ball cartridge in it—I found on the prisoner 34 other ball cartridges, which I produce—he said nothing in reply to the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Only one chamber was loaded, and that was very clumsily put in; the other five chambers were empty—they are new cartridges.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "All I have to say is that the revolver was not loaded, and I was not violent with the constables. Me and my wife had been quarrelling, and I showed her the revolver to frighten her, with no intention of shooting her. "</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CATHERINE PUTTICK</hi>. I am the wife of the deceased John Puttick—the female prisoner is my sister, and Gray lives with her—on Saturday, 4th February, we lived at 6, Angel Alley, Whitechapel—about 20 minutes to 12 that day the prisoner came there to visit us—my husband was in good health at that time—during the afternoon two quarterns of whisky were fetched; I and my husband had ours mixed with water; the others had it unmixed—Streeting then commenced to charge Gray something about a woman—he said something to her and she smacked his face, and told him to go to his wife—she called me names, and I told her to go out of my place—she took up a kettle of boiling water, and a drop of it went over me—my husband, who was lying down, jumped up and tried to get the kettle out of her hand—then Gray jumped up with a stick and began to hit my husband as hard as he could with it; it was a thick round stick with a bit of silver at the top—I then went out to get a policeman; as I left the room I saw my husband fall—I returned in 10 minutes and saw my husband lying by the foot of the bed bleeding, and Gray had either a stick or an iron bar in his hand—I saw him kicking him, and Streeting was lying over him hitting him, but I could not say how—Gray said, "Give it him," calling him a bad name, and she cut his eye open—she then got up, and I saw a vase broken, and the blood was running down—I left the room again and went and spoke to another policeman—I returned and found the prisoners had gone—my husband was still on the floor at the foot of the bedstead—I and another woman lifted him on to the bed—I attended to him until Monday morning, and then sent for Dr. Stirling; he had him removed to the London Hospital—he was there four weeks, and died on 11th March—I was allowed to stop with him nearly the whole time—a Magistrate came and took his deposition, but I was not then present.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gray.</hi> My husband did not say that he was locked up in the City for begging on 28th January, and that he tore off his pocket with 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in it and threw it away because there should be no charge against him—I did not say that I went out to look for him at several stations, and at last found him in one of the City stations, and that I represented myself as the deputy of the lodginghouse where he lived; it is all false—he was not sent to the City Infirmary on the 30th—he was not beaten by three policemen; it was you that beat him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Streeting.</hi> You went with me to get the whisky Gray never went out at all—we did not have five quarterns of whisky and five of rum—my husband did not lie down on the bed because he was drunk—you were there about two hours—he did not strike you; he only tried to get the kettle from you—I called "Murder!" because you were beating him so, both of you—you held him while Gray struck him—I found the iron next day under the bedstead—I showed it to the doctor and to the police, and a knife that I picked up at the foot of the bed—I could not swear which of you stabbed him with it; I only know that it was done.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My husband was quite sober, and so were the prisoners—I was never drunk in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-142" type="given" value="STEPHEN HEBBEBT"/>STEPHEN HEBBEBT APPLEFORD</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—I was present when the deposition of the deceased was taken by Mr. Bushby, the Magistrate, in the presence of the prisoners—I saw the Magistrate sign it, and I witnessed it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "I know the prisoners. On Saturday fortnight it was very foggy, and I was at home lying on my bed between 6 and 7 o'clock, and words passed between my wife and the female prisoner, her sister, who had a kettle in her hand. I tried to get the kettle away. Gray, who lives with her, was there. My wife went downstairs, and I got off the bed to try to get the kettle from her, and she tried to throw the boiling water over me, and there was a struggle; and in it I felt a blow on my leg, and I dropped all at once, and lost all power. My leg was broken, in in two places, and I was brought here by five policemen. The male prisoner had a stick in his hand; not the one he has now, it was a mahogany one, like what they push balls about with. I do not remember them saying anything to me all that time; he did not say anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Streeting.</hi> It was a little after 3 when you came in my room, not half past 12. We were not drinking all that time and singing. My wife and you did not go out three times, and Gray did not go out for drink. I did not sing "Sweet William of the Ferry" because you liked to hear me sing it. I did not get any of the drink. The table did not fall on me, and we did not get cut with the glasses. I had a share of one lot of drink they brought in, not more. I did not lie down through the drink. Gray did not take my hands from your throat. You smashed a large basin in my face, and cut my nose. I am speaking the truth, so help my God.
<hi rend="italic">By the Magistrate.</hi> There was not a struggle, and the table did not fall on me. I only remember having drink twice.
<hi rend="italic">By Gray.</hi> I had not so much drink taken. I had to He down on my bed, and could not go out to get Catherine her living when she asked me. I did not hurt my leg when I was being taken to the policestation by three policemen. I did not tell you the policemen said I was the toughest old man they ever had. It was not in that district at all.") On Monday, 6th February, I saw the deceased immediately after</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Gray took the stick away with him—I don't think this is the stick, I could not be quite sure, it seemed to be thicker than this; it bad something at the top that looked like silver.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 168). On 10th February the prisoner was given into my custody for assaulting John Puttick, who was then in the hospital—Gray said, "We will go with you"—Streeting said, "What I done I only done in self-defence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defence, stated that a great quantity of drink was had, that the deceased was intoxicated and quarrelsome, and commenced to assault them, and that what they did was in self-defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot remember what I said before the Magistrate. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness's deposition stated,</hi> "The prisoner came after us and took out a knife; he stabbed my brother in the thumb, and my brother fell down")—I did not see him take out a knife—I cannot remember whether I said, "The prisoner stabbed me in the hand and chin"—I was sober—no money has been paid to me since, or any arrangement made—I do not know who wounded my hand—I gave the prisoner in custody because I thought it was he who stabbed me, as he was the one who was fighting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You asked me to take my brother away—I had no
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with any one afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-152" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 120). On Sunday morning, 5th February, Buckley called me and complained that the prisoner had stabbed him—I took the prisoner, who said, "You did not tell him about striking me on the right arm with a poker"—Thomas Buckley gave him in charge for stabbing his brother, and I took him to the station, and then went to the hospital and found Edward Buckley there—it was 17 days before they were fit to attend at Worship Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-153" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BUCKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cigar maker, and live at 50, Dempsoy Street—I do not remember seeing the prisoner after 8.30 on 4th February, or fighting with anybody, but I found myself in the hospital next morning with two stabs in my abdomen and one on my left hand—I was there 17 days—I do not remember having a
<hi rend="italic">row,</hi> or giving an account of it to the hospital surgeon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820327-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILLIES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). I was at the station when the prisoner was brought there, and Thomas Buckley charged him with stabbing him in the head and hand; his head was enveloped in bandages—the prisoner said "I was in the crowd when Thomas Buckley got a piece of iron from a Jodging-house, and was about to strike me; I struggled with him for it, but never had a knife in my hand"—they were were both sober—this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820327-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-155" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM COHEN;</persName> </hi> I am house surgeon at the Metropolitan Free Hospital—on 4th February, a little after midnight, Edward and Thomas Buckley came there—on Edward I found a severe punctured wound in the abdomen, and an oblique wound on his left hand, the arteries of which were spurting—he had been drinking, but he gave an intelligible account of how it happened—the wound on the abdomen was in a very dangerous place—this knife would inflict the wounds—Thomas Buckley was as sober as a man could be—my assistant attended to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cut on the hand might be done by taking a knife away—some sharp instrument must have been pressed against his hand.
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was attacked by the two brothers, and struck by one of them. I said 'It is not right.' They followed me through the court, and attacked me with a knife and a poker, and in trying to get the knife away I got struck with the poker; that is how he got his hand struck and the stab. He was very drunk; falling about."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner repeated the same statement in his defence, and added that he got into the row by trying to get a drunken man home, and preventing his doing harm.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lovett</hi> You hit me twice—I struggled with you, and that is how I got your coat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-160" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am Stacey's brotherinlaw—I was with him on Sunday night, 12th March—we saw three young men togther in front of us—the prisoner was one—he pulled his coat off they closed in, and Stacey lost his watch—a struggle ensued; Stacey seized Lovett, who slipped his coat—we chased them, calling "Stop thief!"—Murphy ran after Stacey, and knocked him down, and he fell on his face on the tram line—I caught Murphy, and held him till the police came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murphy.</hi> I cannot say whether you kicked Stacey, but I saw you knock him down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820327-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-161" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY YOUNG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 72). I saw Stacey running down the road calling "Stop thief!"—I ran after him, aud saw Murphy hit him on the back of his neck, and knock him down—Clark stopped him, and I took him to the station—I found this piece of chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), about 2 a. m., six yards from where the robbery was committed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murphy.</hi> I was 10 yards from you—I saw you hit him, but not kick him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820327-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 404). I was off duty, and in plain clothes—I heard cries of "Stop thief!" and saw Lovett rush out from two or three men across Mile End Road, and go down a passage—I pursued him through several streets; he then put his back against a wall, and said "What are you following me for?'—I said "What are you running away for?"—he said "I have been assaulted by some free fighters; I have knocked down a man, and have run away"—I said "You must come back with me"—he said "I shan't"—I took him to the station, where he was identified among eight more—I afterwards found the piece of chain on the spot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lorett's Defence.</hi> I have got a young wife and child, and I did it under the greatest temptation. There are previous convictions against me, but I am doing my best to get a respectable living.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Murphy's Defence.</hi> I was pushed, which caused me to fall against the prosecutor, which knocked him down.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">They then each</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions in August</hi> 1881,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOVETT</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">at Bow Street, and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at Worship Street</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEWICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JACOB HARRIS</hi>. I am a tailor, of 32, Heneage Street—on 14th March, a little after 1 o'clock in the day, I was in Heneage Street, and saw the prisoners and others—Smith knocked me down, dragged my coat off, and Howard gave me a push—I lost my watch and chain—I called "Police!" and they ran away—I am perfectly sure they are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Howard.</hi> I do not know which of you took my watch, because you were both on top of me—my two friends ran for the police, and left me on the ground.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820327-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-166" type="given" value="HARRIS"/>HARRIS BLUMENTHAL</persName> </hi>. I live at 68, Pelham Street—I was in Heneage Street, and saw the two prisoners lying on top of Harris—Howard caught hold of my coat and of my chain, and broke it—I followed them with two policemen, and a gentleman stopped Howard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820327-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-167" type="surname" value="BLUMENTHAL"/>
<interp inst="t18820327-name-167" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON BLUMENTHAL</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Heneage Street—I saw the two prisoners on top of Harris—Howard
<hi rend="italic">catched</hi> me here, and I caught hold of my chain, which saved my watch—I called" Police!" and the police went with me, and I saw them taken—Smith punched the policeman in the face.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-168" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 123). I saw the prisoners running, chased them through three streets, and caught Howard—Smith came up and said "What are you going to do with him?"—I said "He is going to the station"—he struck me on my mouth—I caught hold of him and gave him in custody to a constable—they were both taken to the station and charged with assault and highway robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Howard in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence said that he had been drinking, and did not know what he did, and that the policeman in-quired whether there was any beer to be got over the job.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-169" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEOROE NEAVE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>), I never said so.
<hi rend="italic">Smith's Defence.</hi> If I knew anything of the case do you think I would to the policeman and ask him why he took him. The policeman was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820327-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-170" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEAVE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was sober—I was on duty—another policeman was with me—lie is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-419-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions, Howard at Worship Street and Smith at the Mansion House, both in November,</hi> 1880.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-419-18820327 t18820327-419-punishment-31"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820327-name-173" type="witnessName">
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<p>—he said "I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> what I
<hi rend="italic">done,</hi> and meant it"—he was drank—the pistol was pointing down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a shipwright—I was in the Blakeney's Head-Murphy aggravated the prisoner, and wanted him to go into the square to fight—Murphy did not want to take off his coat—the prisoner said "If you do I shall put one of these bullets in your head," and took a revolver from his pocket and fired it downwards towards the floor, not to hurt the man, more to frighten him—Coppin took the pistol away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-175" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger—I went into the Blakeney's Head for a glass of ale—I was not sober—I had a quarrel with the prisoner—I do not want to tell a lie about it—I have not had my dinner today—I have been up since 3 o'clock this morning, and have only taken 1
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I forget all that took place—they put me down as a
<hi rend="italic">crimp</hi> and a
<hi rend="italic">loafer,</hi> but I have worked 14 years in Cambridge Street. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness being evidently drunk was not further examined.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 224 X). I was called to the Blakeney's Head by a man named Baker, who is not to be found, and found the prisoner and Murphy, who said that he had been fired at with a revolver towards his feet—the prisoner said at the station" I drew the revolver to frighten him, and it went off by accident, as it has a hair spring, and goes easily"—he was drunk, and so was Murphy—I examined the revolver, and drew out four loaded cartridges and one empty one, which had just been fired—the bullet was taken out of the back of a sailor in the hospital, but he has gone to Scotland.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Murphy asked me for beer and then for money, but I would not give him any. He pulled off his coat and asked me to fight. I took the revolver out to frighten him, and it went off by accident. I had it with me, as I was going to take it to be repaired. The bullet being found in a sailor's back must be nonsense, because I held the pistol down, and if that had been so it would have been brought up against me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th, and Thursday, March</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold and 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. had been in them—I gave information to the police—the prisoner had a dark coat,
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). In consequence of what I saw in our printed instructions I arrested the prisoner in the Strand—I said "I am going to take you into custody, Wright, for stealing 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the City"—I knew him previously—he said "What was it?"—I said "I do not know the facts of the case; I believe it was a purse"—he said "Very well, I will go quietly"—I then took him to Bow Street Policestation—he was placed with six other young men, and the prosecutor came and identified him—the men were taken from the street; they were respectably dressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not tell me you knew nothing of it—I did not say so at the Mansion House—you did not say you could prove you were at a different place altogether.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Officer</hi>). About 12 p. m. on Tuesday, 21st, I went with Gabriel to Bow Street Police-station—Gabriel immediately picked the prisoner out from several others—I said to the prisoner, "I am an officer from the City; I shall take you there and charge you with stealing 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from 119, Cheapside, from a till"—he said, "Berry said it's a purse; now you say its a till"—I conveyed him to Thames Street 'Police-station, the charge was read over to him, and in answer he said, "Gabriel is a wicked man; I can get witnesses to prove that I was at a different place. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing about this case. I was at home, and in bed. I was with James Austin in the afternoon, and when I was picked out at the station there was no one my own size; they were all tall men.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLES THOMAS"/>CHARLES THOMAS COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, at the corner of the Green, Ealing—on 11th March the prisoner came into my shop and asked to be shown a silver watch—I showed him one value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I also showed him a goldplated chain, and a silver pencil-case, and a clock—the articles came to 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he tendered me this cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated 9th March,</hi> 1882,
<hi rend="italic">London and South Western Bank, Ealing Branch, signed M. A. Sidey</hi>)—I said, "I have not change; I will send it with the clock in the evening"—he went out of the shop—I followed him—after re-turning from two Acton policestations, and apprising a policeman, I saw him approaching me in a four-wheeled cab—I was in a Hansom—I stopped his cab—I told him I wanted him—he said, "What do you want me for?"—I said, "You will see; you know all about it; come</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I told you I had authority to arrest you—another man was in the cab—I told him to follow, and thought the cabman would have brought him on—I do not remember your saying" Mr. Wagner sent you with the cheque, and that it was a case of mistaken identity—I cannot say if you dropped the chequebook.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820327-name-187" type="given" value="HARRIET HANNAH"/>HARRIET HANNAH SIDEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Promenade House, Uxbridge Road, Ealing—I am the daughter of Mary Ann Sidey, a wine and spirit merchant—she keeps an account in the name of Sidey and Co. with the London and South Western Bank—the signature on this cheque, "M. A. Sidey," is not my mother's writing—the prisoner was in our employment about four weeks as traveller—the prisoner had once gone to the bank with the note—he was not entrusted with the bankbook—it was generally locked up behind the counter—I kept the keys—the prisoner left on the 11th February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I never heard you say Wagner sent you—the first time you called, my mother saw you alone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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