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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ELLIS, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 22nd, 1882, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">BABT.</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENBY MANISTY</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice, and The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-4" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES LOPES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one other of the Justices of the High Court of Justice; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CABDEN</hi>, Knt., M. P.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LAWBENCE</hi>, Esq., M. P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FBANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., M. P., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIMEON CHABLES HADLBY</hi>, ESQ.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEOBGE SWAN NOTTAGE</hi>, ESQ., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBEBT NICHOLAS FOWLER</hi>, ESQ., M. P., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KEBR</hi>, ESQ.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LL</hi>. 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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<interp inst="t18820522-name-8" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDEBSON OGG</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDGAB ALEX. BAYLIS</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JABFZ MCDIARMID</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLIS, MAYOR. EIGHT 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, May</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended. The defendant in this case was carrying on business under thte name of D. J. Wright and Co. The allegation, was that there was no such person as Wright, the defendant in an affidavit having sworn that Wright was his partner; it was, however, proved that Wright had been in fact a partner of the defendants, and the case for the prosecution was withdrawn.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEYWOOD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Shears beerhouse, Sunbury—the prisoner lodged there for about 6 weeks and left about 10 weeks ago—on the night of 24th April I went to bed leaving everything safe—next morning about 25 minutes to six I found my bedroom door open andmissed my watch which had been hanging up over the drawers in the room; I also found my purse empty, it had contained about 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the night before; when I went downstairs I found the back door open—an entrance had been made by breaking a large pane of glass of a lower window, big enough to admit a man—there was blood on the window frame and also on the bar door, which had been forced open—I gave information to the police and afterwards saw the prisoner in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I suspected you because you were a slippery man; whilein my lodgings you would get out of bed and pick the men's pockets of a night, and I sentyou away in consequence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-13" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC EVES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 492). On the morning of 25th I was sent for to the Shears—I found the glass broken and blood on it and also on the handle of the bar door—about half-past 6 or a quarter to 7 o'clock in the morning I wept to 6, Poplar Place, Sunbury Common, and there saw the</p>
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<p>prisoner; he was in bed—lie came downstairs—he had his right hand in his trouserspocket; I asked him what was the matter with his hand, he said nothing—I took it out and saw the second finger on the right hand was bloody—I asked him how he accounted for it—he said he did not know, it was done last night—I noticed blood on his socks, boots, and trousers—I took him into custody and charged him with breaking into the Shears and stealing money and a watch—I found on him a hand
<lb/>kerchief covered in blood, apipe, six sixpences, a shilling, and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and a pocket-knife with the pointbroken off.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I examined some footprints in a fieldat the back of the Shears—I took off the prisoner's left boot and compared it withthem by making an impression at the side; they corresponded—on the window ledge among some broken glass I found this point of a knife which exactly fits the knife found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It is the first time, I should like the Jury to let me go.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-16" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Thomas Smith, a feather bed dealer of Wine Office Court, Fleet Street—on 9th May the prisoner came there and selected three feather beds and a down quilt—he said he was with Mr. Hammond—he produced a cheque-book and wrote this cheque for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he took the things away in a cab. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a cheque on the London and South Western Bank, Limited, Battersea branch, and was signed W. Hammond</hi>)—I gave him this invoice—before the cheque was presented a detective called on me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-17" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am a builder of 72, York Road, Battersea; I have an account at he London and South Western Bank, Battersea—the prisoner worked for me during 1880—thischeque was not drawn by me or by my authority—it does not come out of my cheque-book—the writing is similar to mine, but I sign my name William in full.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-18" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM MOUNT</persName> </hi>. I am a builder of 30, Ebury Road, Battersea—in September,1880, the prisoner was in my employ when I was making alterations in the interior of the London and South Western Bank at Battersea.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-19" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN BARR</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Battersea branch of the London and South Western Bank—we entered on the new premises on or about 1st September—I recognise theprisoner as having been there at the time of the alterations—this is one of our cheque books, it has never been issued to a customer—it was missed about the middle of September, 1880—this cheque is one from that book—Mr. Hammond always signs his name "William" in full—I saw the signature was not his, though it is very similar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City-Detective</hi>). On 9th May I arrested the prisoner in Lillington Street, Pimlico, on a warrant—I searched him on the spot and took from his pocket this cheque-book—I told him that I, held a warrant for his arrest, should I read it to him then or at the station—I took him to Rochester Row, and read it to him—I said "I believe this cheque-book was stolen by you 15 months ago"—he said "You will not have 60 much trouble as you have had; I shall plead guilty to it; I don't mind for myself, but I have been a great scamp to</p>
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<p>my wife"—he afterwards said "Did I give the name right?"—I said "It commences with a 'W'"—he said "Well I did not know "—I saw this invoice found.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-24" type="given" value="AUSTIN"/>MR. AUSTIN METCALFE</persName> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLMORR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-25" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY LIGHT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Berkeley Arms beerhouse, Fulham—about a quarter to 12 on the night of April 17 I fastened the house perfectly secure in every part and went to bed—I got up next morning about 8.30—on going downstairs I found the back door open—it had been fastened by two bolts—the kitchen door was also wide open—I went upstairs and missed my watch from the dressing-table in my bedroom—I missed the clock from the bar parlour downstairs, my boots from a cupboard, some coppers from a side shelf, and a number of farthings from a till—these produced are my two coats and this clock is mine, and they were safe in the house the night before—that is all the property I have seen since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known these coats a long time. I know this one by a tear in it, which was made a day or so before I missed it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>). On 18th April, about half-past 11 in the morning, I went to the house—I found that some person had got over the back wall into the back garden, and placed an empty box against the wash-house, and on that a large flowerpot was put, by which they got to the top of the wash-house and then through a water-closet window—next day I was in North End Road, Fulham—I saw the female prisoner carrying something in this white apron outside the Three Kings public-house—I walked up the road towards Fulham, and met the male prisoner and a man named Ricketts—I watched them—they joined the female and went into a public-house—they remained there a few minutes, then came out, and went into the West Kensington railway station—Ricketts stood at the door of the station—the female went on to the platform—I followed her and said, "What have you got in the bundle?"—she said "Two coats"—I said "What sort of coats?"—she said, "Striped coats"—one was a striped coat—I said, "What are you going to do with them?"—she said, "I am a charwoman, and I am going for some washing; and I am going to take the coats with me "—I said, "What then?"—she said, "Bring them back"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—she said, "A woman I know gave them to me"—I said, "What is her name?"—she said, "Smith, I think"—I said, "Where does she live?"—she said, "I don't know; down Field Road"—I then took her to the far end of the platform and examined the bundle—I saw this clock among the coats—I said, "These are the produce of a robbery that took place the night before last in Greyhound Road, and I shall charge you with your husband in committing a burglary"—she made no reply—I pointed out the clock to her—she made no reply—the male prisoner was waiting about 50 yards off—I took her back to him and said, "This bundle contains certain articles stolen from the Greyhound Road the night before last, and you will be chareed with burglary"—he made no reply—I took them to the station—after</p>
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<p>they were charged the female prisoner said, "A man gave them to me to carry to the railway station, and you passed him on the road"—the male prisoner said, "I was 20 yards behind when you saw me"—on searching him a single ticket was found from West Kensington to South Kensington—inside the timepiece there is the name of Light written.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The third man did not go away before the prisoners went into the station—he stood at the door—I did not arrest him, because I was not aware what was in the bundle till I arrested the female—the male prisoner was with the female when she went into the station—I have searched Ricketts' house and there found the missing boots—I have not seen Ricketts since; I have been looking for him; we have made every endeavour to arrest him, but have not been successful—he is known to the police, and has been convicted—the female prisoner is a charwoman; she occasionally goes out nursing—the prisoners are husband and wife—they live at 4, Star Road, Fulham, about 400 yards from West Kensington. Station—Ricketts lived at 147, Field Row, Fulham, about 300 yards from the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-27" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WINTER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to a grocer, of 12, Edith Terrace, North End Road, Fulham—I know the male prisoner—about the middle of April he showed me a watch; I can't recollect whether it was gold or silver; it was a double-case watch—he asked me if I carried a watch—I I said, "No"—he said he had a watch for sale; he did not offer to sell it to me—he said it belonged to him, and he believed it came from Epsom Spring Races.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the female prisoner being the wife of the male prisoner the presumption of coercion would prevail, and entitle her to an acquittal, and as there was no proof of the possession of the stolen articles by the male prisoner there was no case against him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—they stood at the bar talking, and shortly afterwards Lloyd called my attention to a bad shilling—I said "Try the half-crown"—he did so, and said "This is bad too"—they were the only men in the bar—I did not hear them say anything to that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 159). On 27th April, about 4.30,1 was with Perkins in St. Martin's-le-Grand, and saw the two prisoners with Walter Ayres, who has been discharged—we followed them to Cheapside, and at the corner of Old Change, Allen left the others, went into the Magog public-house, and returned in two or three minutes—Rouse then joined us, and we followed them—I went into the Magog and spoke to the manageress, who made a communication to me—we then took all three, and told them they would be charged with uttering a counterfeit shilling, haying other counterfeit coin in their possession—I found on Ayres 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in good money, and he was discharged—Miss Jardine gave me this bad shilling at the Magog.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I did not describe you to the barmaid at the Magog.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">—JARDINE</hi>. I am manageress of the Magog, Cheapside—on 27th April, about 4.30, Allen came in for a glass of ale, and gave me a shilling—I put it in the till, and gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—there was only a florin there—just after he went out Egan came in and spoke to me, and I took the shilling out of the till—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I gave it to Egan after
<lb/>wards, having marked it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> It was not 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. you gave me, it was 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—we have three tills—I did not put the money you gave me in the till on the right side where the manager was standing—I served nobody after you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-45" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROUSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 348). I was with Egan and Outram—I saw Allen go in at the side door of the Magog—when he left I went in, after seeing him join the others on the opposite side of the road—we followed them, and I took Allen and said "You will be charged with uttering a counterfeit shilling at the Gog and Magog public-house"—he said "I</p>
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<p>have not been in there," and struggled hard to get away; he put his leg between mine and tried to throw me down; I called for assistance, and it took three of us to get him to the station—I searched him there and found four sixpences, a fourpenny piece, a shilling, a halfpenny, a bad shilling, and a lot of duplicates relating to clothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I did not twist your wrist and make you struggle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-46" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER OUTRAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 637). I was with Egan—I saw Allen go into the Magog; after he came out I took Jones, who was standing in Cheapside, while Allen went in—I searched him at the station and found in his right-hand coat pocket two half-crowns, a florin, and two shillings, all bad—I said "You see these"—he said "I know nothing about them"—I found one good shilling and a farthing on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of 152, Thames Street—on Thursday, 26th March, about 8.30a.m., Jones came in and I served him with something which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he put down a florin—my little boy pushed it to me—the prisoner went out and I found it was bad—my boy went after him, but he did not come back—I chopped the coin in half on the door-step next morning and then threw it into the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I have seen you in the shop before, but never since—I could pick you out from 1,000.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820522-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820522-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820522-name-48" type="surname" value="CURTIS"/>
<interp inst="t18820522-name-48" type="given" value="HENRY JACKSON"/>HENRY JACKSON CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I am eight years old—I saw Jones come in March—my father served him and gave him change, and he left with
<lb/>out stopping to eat what he had bought—my father told me to go after him; he went up Little Bull Lane, and then ran, and I ran till I lost sight of him—I afterwards saw him at the station with two other men and recognised him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I don't know what my father served you with; you wore a light coat—you walked a little way and then ran.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820522-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820522-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The two shillings passed are bad—these two half-crowns, florin, and two shillings found on Jones are also bad—the shilling found on Allen is also bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allen in his defence stated that the barman at the Magog put hit money into the right-hand till; that he did not believe that the shilling found on him was bad, and that he struggled because the officer hurt him. Jones stated that he did not know he had the bad money, as it was in the tail of his coat.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of forgery in March,</hi> 1879.—
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended at the request of the Court.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 143). On Sunday morning, 14th May, about half-past 3 o'clock, I was on duty on Waterloo Bridge—my attention was attracted by a boy crying out, about 60 yards from me—the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not know the prisoner before—the boy is nine years old—I did not see anything at first to lead me to think she meant to throw the boy over the bridge; the boy was screaming, and said she was going to throw him over; that was in the first recess; he did not say that more than once; he did not continue to cry—she went on and led him by the hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told the Magistrate that the boy said his mother had threatened to throw him over. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness's deposition did not contain this statement.</hi>) I am positive I said so; my deposition was read over to me; I did not notice that it was omitted—when I first saw the pri
<lb/>soner in the recess no one was with her but the boy; I was then about 60 yards off—there was nothing to prevent her throwing the boy over if I had not gone up—it did not take me two seconds to get up to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There are seats in the recesses—it would be easy for any one kneeling on the seat to throw anything into the water.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner was not kneeling on the seat in either recess.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820522-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820522-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820522-name-54" type="surname" value="GLOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820522-name-54" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GLOSTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Holmes Terrace, Waterloo Road—I am a cabman—on Sunday morning, 13th May, about half-past 3 o'clock, I was on Waterloo Bridge—a man gave me some information, and pointed to the prisoner going over the bridge—I watched her as I went on my way; she was 60 or 80 yards in front of me; she commenced walking faster, almost dragging the boy along with her; she had hold of his hand or wrist; I was too far away to say which; I should say it was the hand—I did not hear the boy cry till I got up to him; all of a sudden she turned into one of the recesses—I saw nothing done; I saw the boy's legs sticking out from the recess; as far as I can judge his head would be on the ground—he must have had a struggle; I could not see; I imagine she was picking him up—I could see about 9 inches of his feet and legs; I could not see right up to the knees—I ran up to the spot, and saw the prisoner with the boy in her arms; the boy was on the top of the parapet on his back; she was holding him with one arm round his shoulders and the other arm round his legs—I did not say anything, I had no time; I instantly snatched the boy away from her—she followed me, and dragged me almost into the middle of the road, saying "I will have him"—I called for a policeman, and Payne came up at a sharp pace—I said "This woman ought to be locked up, I. believe this is the second attempt she has made"—she said she would have him, and she meant doing for him first and herself afterwards—when I first came up to the recess, after seeing the boy's legs protruding, she was kneeling on the seat; I won't be sure whether she had two knees up, but she had one—I did not give her time to throw the boy</p>
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<p>over; she could easily have done it if I had not been there; the boy was screaming at the time I snatched him from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear any screaming till I got within a few yards of them—the stone parapet of the bridge is about 18 inches wide—I should say she had a firm hold of the boy—I went to the station with the prisoner—she may have been drinking the night before, but she was perfectly sober at the time; she was excitable, that is all I can say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-55" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HENDRY</persName> </hi>. I am nine years old; the prisoner is my mother—I was living with my aunt this month at 9, Wild Court, Drury Lane—my mother had been in service, and had not long left her place, as cook, in Portland Place, Addison Road, and was living with my aunt—on the night in question they were upstairs washing the other children, my cousins; they called me up and the other boy to be washed and go to bed; I went to bed—I don't how long I had been in bed; I had been asleep—my mother awoke me and said "Dress yourself;" she said nothing else—I did dress myself, and we both went out; she did not say where we were going; we went through Covent Garden—when we got to the end of Waterloo Bridge she took me into one of the seats, and said she was going to throw me over into the water; she tried to throw me over—she did not have hold of me anywhere, because I clung to the ground; I would not get up: she did not do anything then; a policeman came up—I was then outside the seat, on the ground—when my mother said she would throw me over I began to cry—she had hold of my hand when we were walking along; she did not lay hold of me anywhere else—after the policeman came a number of people came running up with barrows of green stuff, and they all stopped and gathered in a crowd, and the policeman sent my mother away—she then walked farther on, and was going to throw me in again; she got me on the seat and I fell down, and a man came up and laid hold of me, and took me from my mother—I was kneeling on the seat; mother had one leg on the ground and one on the seat—the man whistled for the policeman, and he came up and took my mother, and the man took me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My aunt occupies the whole of the house in Wild Court; there are other families lodging in the house—my aunt has only one room; we all slept in the same room; the other children were put to bed at the same time I was—I could not hear what went on in the room—they went out to buy the Sunday's dinner; I don't know what time they went out or came in; they had nothing to drink there—my aunt is here—I said at the police-court that my mother had had a little drop; I meant a little drop too much—I also said that she had a few words with my aunt; I heard that they were angry words; I was woke up by it—my mother has always been kind to me—she had a place as cook at Hammersmith; I was with her there—my aunt took care of me when mother was in a place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi>"I am very sorry. I have always been a good mother to him."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Called at the request of the Jury</hi>). I am the prisoner's sister—she has been a widow these six years, and has been in service—she has been a very kind mother to the boy and kind to my children—I have had the care of her boy for the last 31/2 years—on the day in question, after we had done our work, we met a few friends, and had a</p>
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<p>drop more than we ought—we had a few words—it was entirely my fault her taking the child out—she thought I did not want her, because she was out of place—I said a few cross words to her—she did not tell me that she was going to take the child out—lean swear that she had no intention of doing such a thing as this—I knew nothing of it till the police came to me about half-past 2 on the Sunday—she always paid me for the child—I might have told her in my passion to take the child away.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAGGALLAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-66" type="given" value="ALLEN GEORGE"/>ALLEN GEORGE MADDOX</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Missing Letter branch of the General Post Office at St. Martin's Place—in consequence of the loss of letters I made up a packet on 17th May, and enclosed in it two marked sovereigns and addressed it to Miss Mary Roberts, care of Miss Liddell, The Avenue, Tonbridge, Kent—I securely fastened it and posted it about 12.30 in the pillar letter-box, Adam Street, Strand—it would go from there to St. Martin's Place Office about 12.45—I went with Mr. Stanley to St. Martin's Place Office, and saw the prisoner Rout leave the office about 2.45—I received a communication, went to the Bull's Head Inn, 28, St. Martin's Lane, about 2.55, and obtained a half-sovereign there, which was one ofthose I had marked—I shortly afterwards saw Rout, had a conversation with him, went to the Bull's Head again, and obtained the other marked half-sovereign—I then went back to the Post Office, saw Titchener, and said "Rout has just confessed to stealing a packet containing two half-sovereigns; has he given you any money?"—he said "No"—I said "What money have you about you?"—he produced two half-crowns four shillings, four threepenny pieces, four sixpences, and two pence, which he said was part of some money he had withdrawn from the bank—I said "Rout states that he gave you 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of silver, and</p>
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<p>that you knew that it was the change of one of the half-sovereigns he had stolen from the packet"—he said "Rout came to me and said 'Here is something,' and I saw it was a packet broken open, and I said 'Shall I seal it?' Bout said 'No,' and went away, and after a short time came back with the contents, two half-sovereigns, and said 'I will change them and give you half,' and shortly afterwards Rout came to me and gave me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of silver, and said 'This will makeup for yesterday'"—I said "You were seen out yesterday driving in two traps; I expect you found it rather expensive"—he said "Yes"—I said "About what did it cost you?"—he said "About 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each"—I said "When you received the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of silver from Bout you knew it was the change for one of the half-sovereigns he had stolen from the packet?"—he said "Yes"—I then brought Titchener in, and told them they would be charged with stealing the packet, and asked if they had anything to say—Titchener said "No," Bout said that he had told me all he knew about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Stephens was present and several others—I use my discretion as to persons who are taken into custody—they were not under charge then, but they were given in charge in consequence of the replies they gave me—I did not caution them—I took down their answers roughly in shorthand but hive only kept portions of it—I have got nothing of what Titchener said to me—I did not say at Bow Street that I said to Titchener "When you received the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. you knew it was change for one of the half-sovereigns stolen from the packet"—my deposition was read over to me and I signed it—I left it out in consequence of the length of the conversation I had to remember.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Stephens was present during the whole of the conversa-tion and so was Fry, but he was in the background, being a police-officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-67" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL CLAPPY</persName> </hi>. I am letter carrier at St. Martin's Lane branch—on 17th May I made the 12.45 collection of letters from Adam Street pillar box and took them to St. Martin's Place Post Office—letters posted about 12.30 would be in that collection.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-68" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am an overseer in the Inland Branch Post Office, St. Martin's-le-Grand—on 17th May, in consequence of instructions, I examined the packet bag from St. Martin's Lane; it arrived at 1.47—I searched in it for a packet addressed to Miss Roberts and failed to find it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-69" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. I am travelling officer of the Missing Letter Branch, General Post Office—I was present on 17th May at most of the interviews between Maddox and the prisoner Titchener, but Maddox went from one office to the other—he said "Bout has just confessed to stealing a post letter containing two half-sovereigns, has he given you anything?" he said "No"—Maddox said "Has he given you any money?" he said "No"—Maddox said "What money have you about you?"—Titchener took about 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from his pocket and put it on the table—Maddox said "Where did you get this from?" he said "It is a part of the money he had from the bank"—Maddox said "Bout states that he has given you the change of a half-sovereign, one of which he took from the packet, and which you know was stolen," he said "Bout came to me and showed me a packet broken open; I said 'Shall I seal it?' Bout said 'No, wait a minute, I will give you half;' he went away and shortly afterwards returned and handed me some silver, and said 'Here is half</p>
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<p>for you, which will partly make up for yesterday'"—Maddox then asked him about being out with Rout the day before; and I heard about their driving about in two traps.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not given evidence till today.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-70" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GAYHAM</persName> </hi>. I am an overseer at St, Martin's Place Post Office-the the prisoners were boy sorters there—a packet posted at 12.30 in the Adam Street pillar box would be cleared about 12.45, and would come to our office about 1.0, where it would be stamped, sorted, and dispatched by Rout, and would go to the Inland Post Office by the 1.20 dispatch-the prisoners were both on duty on 17th May, and 1 saw them together before the bag was made up and afterwards—I knew them to be intimate—if a packet was broken it would be Titchener's duty to seal it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-71" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK STANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Missing Letter Branch of the General Post Office—I watched Rout and saw him go to the Bull's Head about 2.45, and saw him tender a half-sovereign for some refreshments and then leave—he was there about five minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-72" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA RICKAEDS</persName> </hi>. I manage the Bull's Head, St. Martin's Lane—on 17th May Rout brought me a half-sovereign—I put it in the till and gave him the change—Mr. Maddox came in shortly afterwards—I showed him the till and he selected one of the half-sovereigns it—somebody called again, I think it was Mr. Maddox—I showed him two more half-sovereigns and he took them away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-73" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a boy sorter at St. Martin's Lane Branch Office—on 17th May, Rout, who was employed in the office, asked me to get him change for a half-sovereign—I took it to the Bull's Head at 25 or 26 minutes to 2, got the change, and gave it to him—it was two half-crowns, some threepenny pieces, and the rest in shillings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY FRY</persName> </hi>. I am a police officer attached to the General Post Office—on 16th May I received instructions and watched St. Martin's Lane Branch Post Office and saw the two prisoners go out soon after 11.00 and join a female; they took an omnibus to Islington, engaged two traps at the Angel Mews, and both drove down to Cannon Street, City; Rout with a female and Titchener by himself; they were joined there by a second female, and both drove back to Islington and through Essex Road and Edmonton to Waltham Cross, and then returned to London—next day they were given into custody—I found 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Rout, and I know Titchener gave up 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which is at the office.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). I have pleaded guilty to this charge—on the day before this Titchener and I had been out in traps together, which cost us about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, and I spoke to him about it on this morning—we work side by side and talk while we work—I took hold of a packet about 1 p.m., and said "Here is something"—I said "I wonder what it is?" and opened the packet and took out two half-sovereigns—I showed them to him and told him I could get them changed—I got one changed by Davidson and changed the second myself—when Davidson brought back the change I gave Titchener 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and said that it would clear the expenses of the day previous—I afterwards saw Maddox and made a statement to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know that Titchener's mother had an account of his at the Postoffice Savings Bank, and that he had drawn some money out before we took this driving trip—when I showed him the open packet he asked me if he should seal it up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see his savings bank book, but he told me that he took money out and bought a pair of trousers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no evidence to go to the Jury upon the Counts for receiving, as Titchener had not received a half-sovereign but</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in silver.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COWIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that both prisoners were acting in concert; and therefore Titchener, although he did not actually handle the coin, was looking on and consenting to the half-sovereign which was devoted to his share being sent to be changed. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was no evidence of a joint larceny or of a receiving of the half-sovereign by Titchener, as he did not receive that which was stolen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">as an accessory after the fact</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour</hi>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-78" type="given" value="HORATIO ALFRED"/>HORATIO ALFRED PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Messrs. Coutts' bank, 59, Strand—Mr. Henry Dudley Ryder is one of the partners—on May 1, soon after 3 pm., the prisoner came in and handed me a letter in a closed envelope addressed to Messrs. Coutts—I got a partner to open it; this is it: ("20, Charles Street, Berkeley Square, May 1, 1882. Gentle-men,—Please let bearer have small cheque book 50, and charge the same to my account.—Fortescue.") Lord Fortescue has an account with us, and I saw that it was not his signature; I compared it with other signatures of his, and showed it to one of the partners, and then questioned the prisoner; he said that he was told to bring it and wait for an answer, and was given 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for so doing—I asked where he brought it from; he said the Athenaeum Club, from a man named Sawyer—I asked him whether he brought it from the inside of the Club—he said "From the Athenæum Club"—that is nearly a mile off—I detained him; we got him to write his name; he wrote "Richard Wilkins"—he first gave his address at a place which I can't remember; he then said he was not quite sure, and that he had made a mistake, and said that it was 53 or 54, St. John's Street, Clerkenwell—I wrote that down; he after
<lb/>wards wrote another address, but not before me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This "Richard Wilkins" is his writing; the address is mine—I do not know Bevington Street, Hoxton, or whether there is a St. John's Road there—I can't say that this signature "Fortescue" is like the body or signature of this letter; I do not see any resemblance—the prisoner was interrupted in giving me his address, as one of the partners was questioning him, and I wrote it down—that was about 3.30; he was in the office till 4.15—I asked him whether he was acquainted with the contents of the letter; he said, "I don't know"—Mr. Majoribanks opened it, and gave it back to me—I then said, "Do you know the contents of this letter?" and he said, "No;" I did not say, "You will have to wait until a detective officer comes," nor did I hear that said—Mr. Shannon, the managing clerk, had charge of the matter.</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner there on the afternoon of May 1st; Mr. Phillips showed mo this letter, and I said to the prisoner, "Do you know the man from whom you received this?"—he said, "I know nothing of him; but I saw him come out of prison this morning, and we went together to a stationer's near Leicester Square, Culleton's, and we tried to get some paper; we failed, and then went back to another stationer's in the neighbourhood called Chapman's, where we got some;" he then entered into a lot of details as to their wandering about from one place to another and then he said that they went to a-public-house near Cold bath Fields prison, where the other man wrote this letter—Inspector Moore was gent for, and the prisoner was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner must have come in a little before 3 o'clock, and he was brought to Bow Street at a quarter to 6; he was only about 10 minutes going from the bank to Bow Street; he was allowed to remain seated in the bank room, as he could not give a satisfactory account of himself; we first of all had to communicate with Lord Fortescue, and we had to consider the matter—this is nothing like Lord Fortescue's signature or writing—the prisoner did not ask to be allowed to go out, and point out to a policeman the person who had given him the letter; we had our own policeman in uniform on the premises—he did not say that the man was waiting outside—our policeman saw what was going on, but he had nothing to do with it—I told the prisoner he would have to wait till the detective came; he did not say that if a policeman was not called the man who gave him the letter would have plenty of time to escape; I did not hear the word "escape"—he did not say, "He has got the paper, ink, and envelopes on him"—I do not know that the prisoner has been admitted to bail or that he has just surrendered—he did not say to me, "He has appointed to meet a turnkey outside Cold bath Fields prison at 6 o'clock, and we can see him there"—he said that Truman was the name of the man who gave him the letter, and that he saw Truman at Cold bath Fields that morning when he came but of prison.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 1st May I was called to Courts' Bank about 5 o'clock, and found the prisoner detained there—I said "I am an inspector of police, and am going to accompany you at 7 p.m. to the Athenaeum Club, Pall Mall, to see Mr. Sawyer respecting a letter"—he said "I said nothing about Mr. Sawyer or the Athenaeum at 7"—I asked his name and address; he said "Richard Henry Wilkins, 63, Bevington Street, Hoxton;" I found that correct—I asked Mr. Phil-lips to repeat the statement the prisoner had made in his presence; be did so, and the prisoner said "No, what I said was the gentleman was waiting outside"—I said "What gentleman, Mr. Sawyer?"—he said "No, Mr. Truman; as I told the gentleman, I met him this morning at 9 a.m. outside Cold bath Fields, and had some beer, and then walked to Leicester Square; he bought some note-paper, and then wished to know where Messrs. Coutts' Bank was; I could not tell him, but we found out, and then returned to the City Road, where we were joined by Fred Oliver; he fetched a penny bottle of ink, and we all went to a beer-shop; Truman wrote the note, and asked me to take it to the bank, and, if anybody asked me where he came from, I was to say Mr. Sawyer or Mr. Brooks; we then all returned to the Strand, and I did so; I did not know what it was about"—I told him he would be</p>
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<p>charged with attempting to obtain a cheque-book by a forged order; he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was on a Monday—I was fetched from Scotland Yard, which is about 10 minutes' walk from the bank—I may hare got there a little before 5 o'clock—I saw the prisoner in a small back room; a constable who is not here was with him—I took him to Bow Street about 25 minutes to 6 o'clock; I had him there nearly three-quarters of an hour, because Mr. Shannon was out—he did not say "The man who gave roe that letter I can point out outside, and he has got the bottle of ink and the paper and envelopes;" nor did he say that the man was a stranger to him—he has told me since that he had. gone some time before with a named Oliver to see this man at Cold bath Fields Prison—he mentioned the name of Truman; be did not say that when he went with Oliver, Truman asked him to come and see him out on 1st May, as he had no friends to see him out," or anything to that effect—I did not takedown what he said—there is a recent order from Mr. Vincent that officers should take down what prisoners say—Oliver said at the police-station that he met the man at Cold bath Fields Prison that morning—he did not go before the Grand Jury; he was bound over—he said after he was charged "The man has appointed to meet a warder at the prison gates at 6 o'clock; the warder's name was not given—the prisoner afterwards said "It is not true"—I said "It is not true about the warder"—he said "No, it is wrong"—I have found out that Truman was discharged from Cold bath Fields that morning—the prisoner gave me his correct name and address, 53, Bevington Road, Hoxton—there is a St. John's Bow about 50 yards from there; there is also a St. John's Road in Hoxton, but it not near where the prisoner lives; there is a St. John's Road in Clerkenwell, and several others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When he mentioned Oliver I found Oliver, who made a statement to me, and I put him into the witness-box—no solicitor con-ducted the case—I cannot find Truman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-81" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED OLIVER</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Graham Street, City Road—I know a man named Truman; I matte his acquaintance in Cold bath Fields Prison; we were both prisoners there; I came out on 29th October; I had not arranged to meet Truman when he came out; I went to see him with the prisoner about three months ago—I had an order for two—Truman said he was a stranger, and if we had an hour or two to spare would we meet him. on 1st May, when he came out, and on 1st May I went by myself, and he came out of prison about 10 am.—we all three went to a public-house at the corner of Exmouth Street—I remained. 10 minutes, and then left the prisoner and Truman together, and went to work; that was at a quarter past 10 o'clock—I left off work at 1 o'clock, and saw the prisoner and Truman again with an officer of the prison by the prison gates—we all went to Graham Street, except the officer, and Truman asked me if I would take a letter for him—I said that I should have to wait; he said "I will pay you a day's work;" the prisoner said "I will do it for you;" and then Truman asked me to buy him a bottle of ink, which I did, and took it to the beer-house at the corner of Exmouth Street—they went inside to write the letter, and I went to my dinner; I gave the ink to Truman—I went back to the public-house at about 10 minutes to 2 o'clock; the prisoner and Truman were there, and the letter was lying on the table folded up and addressed—I left</p>
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<p>them and went back to work—I could not see to whom it was addressed; I can only read writing a little.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not mention to the prisoner that I had got a visiting order for two; but he said he should like to go and see the prison—I know Truman, but the prisoner did not know him; he was a stranger—I had had the visiting order about two and a half months before 1st May—I stayed in Truman's company about 10 minutes after he was discharged, and left him and the prisoner and the prison warder chatting together a few yards from the prison gates—the warder is not here that I am aware of—it might hare been about 10 minutes past 1 o'clock when Truman asked me to deliver the letter—the prisoner said that sooner than I should lose my place he would take the letter for Truman, and Truman said that would do just as well—I told Truman that I could not take the letter for fear of
<hi rend="italic">getting the sack</hi>—the prisoner was a perfect stranger—whatever conversation passes in the prison when people go to visit their friends is in the presence of a warder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-82" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CULLETON</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer of 25, Cranbourne Street, Leicester Square—on 1st May, about 11 o'clock, a person whom I believe to be the prisoner, came and asked for some paper with a coronet on it—I had not got any; I told him that he might get some along the street—I saw some one waiting outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD FORTESCUE</hi>. I live at 20, Charles Street, Berkeley Square, and have an account at Coutts'—this is not my signature; it is a very bad imitation of it; it is more like my father's, but it is a bad imitation of that—I do not know the writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing him to have been led into it by Truman</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Two Months' Hard Labour</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with intent to defraud, </rs>
<hi rend="italic">upon which</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRUBB</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On 1st May, between 4 and 5 p.m., I with two other officers watched the prisoners from Holborn by way of the Viaduct, Cheapside, Old Change, Watling Street, and George Yard—Stevens went into Kennan's Hotel the back way, Wills went on to Queen Street—when Stevens left the bar I went in and spoke to the barmaid, who showed me a florin, which I marked K and returned to her—the prisoners joined each other in Pancras Lane, and went by the Mansion House, King William Street, and Eastcheap to Little Tower Street—Stevens went into the Ship Tavern—as ho came out I went in and spoke to the barmaid—from what she said I again followed them; they joined at the corner of Mark Lane—Smith arrested Wills and I arrested Stevens, who threw these two pieces down into a wine cellar; I held him</p>
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<p>while the porter picked them up and gave them to me—when Smith caught Wills, Wills threw something from his right-hand pocket, which Scrivener picked up—they were coins wrapped up in white paper separately and put in brown paper—we took them to the station and charged them with uttering counterfeit coin—they made no answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-87" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I have heard the last witness's evidence—I agree with it—I saw him apprehend Stevens—I apprehended Wills—as I caught hold of his left arm he threw away something in paper which Scrivener picked up—I said "You will be charged with passing bad money "—he said "I know nothing about it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>).I was with Oldhampstead and Smith—I saw Wills arrested—when Stevens went into Kennan's Hotel Wills waited in Pancras Lane, where Stevens joined him—I saw something pass between them, and they went into Queen Victoria Street and crossed over to the Mansion House—I beckoned to the other officers, and we followed them up King William Street to the Ship—Stevens looked through the glass door, and as three or four men came out of the bar he went in—Wills was standing in Tower Street—in about half a minute Stevens came out of the Ship, and we arrested him—as Smith took hold of him by his left arm Wills threw something from his right-hand coat pocket into the road—I picked it up and said "Have you any more of these about you?"—it was a paper parcel—he said "What is this?"—I told him he would be charged with uttering counterfeit coin—we took them to the station, where I undid the paper and found these two florins—they were marked by Oldhampstead "A1" and "A2"—I searched Stevens and found a florin, a shilling, and a sixpence silver, and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, good money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-89" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY HANCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Ship, Little Tower Street—between 4 and 5 p.m. on 1st May I served Stevens with a small glass of lemonade—he tendered a bad florin—I said "This is a bad two-shilling piece"—he gave me a good one, and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change for the good one—I held the bad one in my hand and said "Would you mind my breaking it?"—he said "Certainly not"—I called the landlord, and he broke it between his teeth—Stevens went out and Oldhampstead came in immediately—I made a communication to him and he then went out—I handed the coin back to Stevens.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-90" type="given" value="MARY ANN CATHERINE"/>MARY ANN CATHERINE TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at Kennan's Hotel, Cheapside—on 1st May, between 4 and 5 pm, I served Stevens with some lemonade—that would be 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he handed me a florin—I threw it in the till and gave him If. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—no other florins were there—he drank his lemonade and went out—he had been to our bar several times, and we had found bad money after his visits—I do not say every time—Old-hampstead came in, and in consequence of what he said I handed him the florin I received from Stevens—he threw it on the counter and left it with me—I tested it—the detectives came the same afternoon and gave it to them—I saw them mark it K.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four florins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wills's Defence.</hi> Stevens is a stranger to me. I could not throw the coins away because the policeman had hold of my arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stevens's Defence.</hi> If I had passed bad money at Kennan's on several occasions they would have detected it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-568-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-568-18820522 t18820522-568-punishment-18"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JESSIE BRODSTELL</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18820522-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820522-name-93" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-93" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PLAYELL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Playell, a baker, of 35, Great Cambridge Street, Hackney Road—between 8 and 9 pm on 6th May I served the prisoner with a threepenny loaf—she tendered a florin and I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put it in the till—it was very bright—I afterwards discovered it was bad—on 13th May I saw my daughter serve her—I said to her "You are the woman that brings your bad money to me "—I told her the had passed bad money on the 11th, when it was given to my daughter—I did not see her on the 11th—I put that coin on one side with the other bad money—they were given to the constable—the florin tendered on the 11th remained on the mantelpiece till given to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner on the 6th—I did not know it was bad when I took it—no other persons were in the shop—she took her loaf and went out—I have seen her on one or two occasions—I had not received any money before she came on the 6th—there was only a little change in the till—I took the change from the parlour mantelpiece to give her—I saw the prisoner when she was given into custody on the 13th—I first spoke to her when the policeman came in; I said "You are the party that gave me the bad florin"—she said she knew nothing about it—my husband gave the coin to the constable—I cannot say which of these coins she gave to me on the 6th—I said before the Magistrate that the florin remained on the mantelpiece till it was given to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-94" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PLAYELL</persName> </hi>. I assist my mother in the business—on 11th May, about 8 am, while my mother was in the shop with a threepenny loaf, she gave me a florin—I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put it in the till, where there was only small change—I afterwards put it on the mantel-piece—it looked rather queer, and I handed it to my mother—that was about a quarter of an hour after the prisoner left the shop—on 13th, May I served the prisoner with another loaf—she paid with a bad florin—I called my father; he sent for the police—I saw the coins given to the police.</p>
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<persName id="t18820522-name-95" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-95" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PLAYELL</persName> </hi>. I was in my shop on 13th May about 8 am—something was told me; and I asked my daughter, in the prisoner's presence, "Are you sure that is the party who tendered the two bad florins before?"—she and my wife both said they could swear she was the party—the prisoner said "I have never been in the shop before"—I gave the constable the florin, and I saw ray wife give him two that had been brought previously—I feel sure these are the three coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-96" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE KONIK</persName> </hi>. My husband is a baker at 64, Hackney Road—on 12th May, about 10 pm, I served the prisoner with a half-quartern loaf, that would be 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she paid me a florin—I tried it and felt suspicious of it, but put in the till and gave her change—no other money was in the till—my husband passed to serve another customer and found the bad florin, and it was put aside on a shelf in a cupboard till the next morning, when the policeman made inquiries—it was given to him—I went to the station on the 16th—I picked out the prisoner as the person who passed the florin—it is rather dark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know how many other florins were in the house—there were some in the cash-box, which was locked up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She said afterwards her husband gave them to her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I went back to the prisoner in Bush Lane and gave him the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a halfpenny, and he walked down to the bottom of Bush Lane—Waller asked if I would get him one, and gave me another florin—I went to Whiteman's and bought another scone—Mr. Whiteman kept it but did not give me the scone—a policeman was sent for, and I went with them to where I left the prisoner and Waller, but they were gone.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I had a description of the prisoner from the boy, and found him on 30th April at 10, Butler's Place under the bed—I told him he would be taken in custody and charged with uttering a counterfeit coin to Mr. Whiteman, of 125, Cannon Street—he said "All right, I know all about it, you want the other man"—I was in plain clothes—I took him to the station—he was charged—he made no answer—Inspector Downs handed me the coins—I found nothing on the prisoner—I looked for the other man—he was in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was looking for work, and met Waller, who told me to tell the boy to get a scone. I did not know the coin was counterfeit I did not move from the spot.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half-crown—I examined it, saw it was bad, and gave it to Mr. Hooper—it was rather light.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Other customers were in the shop—no one tendered a half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-108" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH HOOPER</persName> </hi>. Roscoe brought me a half-crown—I fetched a constable and told him the charge in the prisoner's presence—she said "I did not know it was bad"—he took her in custody with the half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 174). I was called and took the prisoner—she said a gentleman had given her two half-crowns—I said "What was the other coin?"—she opened her purse and produced this good florin—she was taken to the station, remanded, and discharged on 5th January—she gave her name Mary Ann Wright—I received this half-crown from Mr. Hooper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-110" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS MORETTI</persName> </hi>. I keep a confectioner's shop at 227, Southampton Row—on 8th May, about 9 o'clock, the prisoner asked for two penny worth of cake—she handed me a shilling—I told her it was bad, and she had better be careful—she walked out of the shop—she said she had no more money—I gave her the bad shilling back and took back the cake—I next saw her passing with a constable on Wednesday, the 9th—I said to the constable "You have got the right woman; that is the woman who tried to pass a shilling on me"—she said she had never seen me before—she had a piece of sticking plaster on her nose when I saw her before, but none then—the shilling felt very queer and light.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Fish public-house, Fisher Street, Holborn—on 10th May, about 10.15 pm, the prisoner paid for a half pint of stout and mild with good money—she afterwards tendered a bad florin for a half-quartern of gin in a bottle—I said "Do you know what you have got here?"—she said "A two-shilling piece"—I said "It is a bad one, it is no good"—she said she was not aware of it—I said "Have you got any more of them?"—she said "No, I have not got any money at all"—I put the coin down in front of her and fetched a policeman and gave him the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had some plaster on your under lip, not on your nose.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 511). I took the prisoner at Mr. Wright's shop—he gave me the coin—she said "I had it given to me"—3 recognised her from a description I had of her, and from having seen her in the Albion public-house, 7, Vernon Place, Southampton Row, on Monday night; that is about 80 yards from Moretti's house—she then had some plaster on the left side of her nose—passing Moretti's shop Moretti said "You have got the right one; she was in my shop on Monday night"—she was searched, and 1 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not said I saw you tipsy with another woman—I I took you to the threshold of the public-house but not inside—I asked the barman if he had seen you, and he said no.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The florin and half-crown produced are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in August,</hi> 1880,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court of uttering counterfeit coin</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and an umbrella in the other; I held the umbrella, but the purse was taken, and I have never seen it since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-120" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live in a lodging-house in Thrawl Street, Spitalfields—on 21st April, about 1 in the afternoon, I was in Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields; I saw the prosecutrix walking along, and I saw these two ruffians come up by the side of her—they made a snatch at something which she had in front of her, but did not succeed in getting it; they made another attempt, and either pushed or struck her, and she fell to the ground—they then rushed past me; I then ran to pick the lady up—I recognised Donovan as one of the two men when I saw him at the police-court on the 8th of this month; I could not recognise the other—I have an idea about him in my own mind, but I should not like to swear to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Donovan.</hi> Do you recognise me?</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> Yes, it was you who stopped me at the bottom of the court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). On 21st April Mrs. Robinson gave me a description of two persons—the next morning I saw Brown at Bow Street Police-court on another charge—I had him placed among nine or ten other men, and he was picked out by Corner—on the 8th M this month I saw Donovan at Bow Street on another charge—I had-him placed with seven other men, and he was picked out by both Robinson and Corner—after Donovan was charged he said, "I was in Great Queen Street at the time the job was done, but I was not in the job; I received 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for my corner, but I don't know what Brown had; a man named Bunny gave me the money, and he told me he only had a dollar for himself. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence.</hi> I was not near the place. I was working at Covent Garden Market that morning till about 10.30, and through the death of my mother I had a little drop of drink, as I had had a few shillings given me to pay the expenses of her burial. It was 20 minutes to 1 when I was locked up on another charge, and this happened at a quarter to 1.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-123" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It was 6 in the evening when he was locked up, and this offence was committed at 1 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-572-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Brown also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at Clerken-well Sessions in April,</hi> 1880.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-572-18820522 t18820522-572-punishment-21"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBERTSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ENGLISH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to G. and J. Morton, cutlers, of Cheapside—on 3rd May, between 6 and 7, the prisoner came up and produced a sporting knife, saying that he came from Messrs. Mappin Brothers: that they were out of that kind of knife, and had I any like them—I said "Not exactly"—I showed him one something like it—he asked me to put the price on a piece of paper—I put the prices of two or three knives on a piece of paper, and he went away with it—he returned in about a quarter of an hour and produced this order: (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "May 3rd, 1882. 67 and 68, King William Street. Gentlemen—If you will let me have a few sporting knives on approval, some black and some white, about the price you kindly sent me, I will return those not wanted in the course of a few minutes. J. H. B., for Mappin Brothers.") I handed the order to the manager, Mr. Smith, and selected the knives, wrapped them up, and gave them to the prisoner, believing the order to come from Messrs. Mappin—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the knives.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and pave them to English to give to the prisoner—when he left I followed him—he went down several streets towards St. Paul's—I then stopped him and told him he was going: the wrong way to Mappin's—he asked me to give him a chance—I gave him to a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-127" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BORWICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 562). The prisoner was given into my custody by Mr. Smith—he had these knives in his possession—on the way to the station he said a man had given him the letter to take to Messrs. Morton, and he was to meet him at the corner of the street—at the station he said he met the man at the Mansion House Railway Station,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to go for the knives; he went, got them, and on his way to meet his friend he was given onto custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-128" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FINCH</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman in the employ of Messrs. Mappin—this order was not written by any one in our employment—it is a forgery—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> The statement I made with regard to meeting the man is Perfectly correct. I was not aware it was a forgery. If I had not had a drop of drink I should never have gone on such an errand. I gave a description of the man at the police-court when I was charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BORWTCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The only description the prisoner gave was that he was a dark man dressed in dark clothes—he was perfectly sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the money of
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<hi rend="italic">prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the handkerchief and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers in my pocket—she ran towards where there was a lot of people—I went to two constables and said I should give her in charge, and they said "You have got your money, you had better go on home"—I went to another constable and he took her—the men got away—she said one was her husband—the prisoner ha got some distance from the place we were struggling among the crowd—I have no doubt about the prisoner being the women who knocked me down and took the money—I can swear to her—it was some minutes between the time we were struggling and when she was apprehended, but my husband had never left her—he was keeping the men from getting the money—they ran away when I talked about locking her up—I had not touched the woman before—I had never seen her before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross examimned by the prisoner.</hi> My husband did not come up to you and hit you in the mouth, nor did I come to you and say you had accosted my husband and knock you down—it is false</p>
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<p>that the first two constables would not take you up, and that then I went for another one—I was not pulling money out of my different pockets at the station-house and putting it into the hand-kerchief—we were not all three-parts drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-134" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am 14 years old—on Saturday, 6th May, between 9.0 and 10.0 at night land my mother were walking home along by the Tower railings—my father and brother were following us about six paces behind—the prisoner came up and clawed mother by the shoulder into the road and tore open her breast and scratched her face and took the money from her—I snatched it out of her hand—I did not know the woman before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM DAVID"/>WILLIAM DAVID PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I and my wife and little daughter and son were walking homewards in the neighbourhood of Tower Hill—my wife and daughter were in the front, I and my son behind—three men and the prisoner came towards us: just as they came to us they had a few wrangling words together, and the woman then took hold of my wife and pulled her into the road and knocked her down—I and my son ran up, the three men closed round us, and it took our time to keep them away—while my wife and the prisoner were struggling my wife said "The woman has got the money," I said "Look after it"—I saw my little girl snatch the money out of the prisoner's hand, and she said "I have got it"—if I and my son had not been there the men would have bad the money—they went away towards the public-house on the other side of the road—the woman went away and I followed her—there were two policemen there and I wanted to give her in charge: they said "You have the money, let the woman go"—I don't know if they saw the struggle take place: they were on the other side of the road, about 20 yards from the struggle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not come up and strike you or say "Hullo Sal," nor did you say "Get away"—I did not knock you down—I do not know if you asked for a doctor at the station house—I did not say "I have given her enough, let her go now. "</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 103). On Saturday 6th May, about 9.30,1 was at the London Dock gate, near the Mint—Mr. Phillips came up to me—I saw two City policemen standing between 20 and 30 yards from the crowd—I went to the crowd—there were a lot of people there—I saw the prisoner amongst them—I said I should take her into custody for knocking the woman down and robbing her—she said "If I did so why did not the other two men take me into custody?"—the woman and the husband were perfectly sober—at the station the prisoner complained of being knocked about and wanted to see a doctor—she was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> I have nothing to say; but even if I was hung tomorrow that man Phillips knocked me down first; the man was on the top of me and he was beating me; I was underneath all the lot, being kicked. I was all alone by myself, else I should have witnesses.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector D</hi>). On 2nd May I was in the Edgware Road about a quarter past 5 in the morning by myself—I saw the prisoners there and followed them for some distance till I got to Earl Street, along which they turned—going along there some little distance to a little opening I stepped up quietly to Ford and asked him to step into the side street—when we got there I asked him what he had about him—he refused to let me see; but I caught hold of his coat and found these two long spoons—I then took him there and I called a constable to take Brandon—he was close by the side of Ford when I took him into this side street—they had walked side by side for about 250 yards—I did not have an opportunity of speaking to Brandon—I left him at the little side street and got the other constable to look after him—I have here eight spoons, six forks, two table knives, a pair of drawing compasses, a pen, and about 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and about 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in bronze—all these were in the possession of Ford—Brandon was brought into the Molyneaux station, Edgware Road, about 10 minutes after I arrived there, by the constable whom I had sent after him—I told Brandon he would be charged with the other one with unlawful possession, and he said he knew nothing about them—he said "I was with him on saturday at the boat-race, I left him last night about 10 o'clock at a coffee-stall; I was on my way to Watford when I met him at a coffee-stall; he asked me to return with him"—he was searched, he had nothing that was identified as part of the property—he had 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and some photographs, and a certificate of good character from Glasgow—the photographs had nothing to do with this matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found nothing on Brandon which was claimed by the people who lost the property—the certificate was from the Howe Machine Company in Glasgow—he came from Glasgow on the Sunday previous to the boat-race, and I have been told that he met Ford on his arrival and was with him all Sunday and Monday—it is perpectly true that he was with him on the Hanlan and Trickett boat-race day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have made inquires to see if his statements are correct I have seen his brother, at whose house he met Ford on the Sunday—he said the prisoner arrived from Glasgow on the Sunday morning; that he knew Ford and asked him to dinner because he was in poor circumstances, and that he came on Sunday and his brother came too, and they met and both slept at his house together—they went out on the Monday together and he expected them both on the Monday night—the certificate from the machine company, dated 22nd April this year, stated that the bearer had been in the employment two years, and had been a steady, industrious workman—communications have been made with the police at Glasgow and that document is found to be genuine.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman D</hi> 195). On the May about 4.30 in the morning I was in the Edgeware Road by myself—I saw the last witness following the two prisoners, who were walking together side by side; there were other people about but not near them—the last witness told mw to follow Brandon—I followed him till I apprehended him—he said "I don't know what you stopped me for, I have done nothing"—I found on him five photographs, a steel chain, and duplicate—I took him to</p>
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<p>the station—before I apprehended him he ran away 500 or 600 yards and I shouted out to him to stop and for people to stop him—he did net stop—I made after him and caught him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Ford apprehended—the inspector shouted out to me in Brandon's hearing to arrest him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in bronze and copper in that room—I saw it there myself; we missed that, but nothing else from that room—the windows there were all right—the door of the back room on the basement had been forced, and somebody had got in at the window, which was left open, the sash being drawn up—I saw that window was fastened the night before—a little piece of glass had been taken out of the pane next the division, so that anyone could put in their band from the outside and draw back the catch—the catch was taken off the inside of the door of the back room; that door had been closed and locked the night before—nothing was taken from that room, but from the front kitchen is the basement we missed the spoons and forks which were found on the prisoner—my mother lost six forks, eight spoons, some drawing instruments, a pair of scissors, and two table knives—these are the things—I never saw the prisoner until I saw him before the Magistrate on 9th May.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant S</hi>). On 2nd May I examined the prosecutor's premises—I found the entry had been effected by getting on the railway, over the garden wall, into the basement, breaking a pane of glass, forcing a window and a door, going upstairs, and forcing the cupboard doors.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820522-577-offence-1 t18820522-name-148"/>Edward Herbert Lewis</persName> and other sums from other persons, by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820522-578-offence-1 t18820522-name-151"/>Edgar Smith</persName>, having been before convicted at this Court in the name of
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-152" type="surname" value="CRUNZ"/>
<interp inst="t18820522-name-152" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>Alexander Cruntz</persName>, in
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820522-578-offence-1 t18820522-cd-1"/>May, 1876</rs>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-156" type="given" value="JEFFERY"/>JEFFERY LISNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a warder lately stationed at Wormwood Scrubs Prison—the prisoner was under my charge there on 1st April, in the large hall with 32 other convicts—he was under a sentence of penal servitude; I reported him to the governor on 1st April for a breach of discipline, talking while at work on 31st March—I took him to the governor at 10 o'clock, and the governor reprimanded him but gave him no punishment—the men were engaged at basket work, and at 10.351 gave orders to them to stop work, and they put their tools away all but the prisoner—among their tools each convict had a beating iron like this (
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Each of the 32 convicts had one of these beating irons, but if there was any disturbance I could give an alarm at once with a whistle—I was only two or three yards from the chief warder's office; it would only take a minute to get assistance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-157" type="given" value="JAMES JULIAN"/>JAMES JULIAN AMES</persName> </hi>. I am a prisoner at Wormwood Scrubs—on 1st April I was in the basket shop about 10 o'clock with other prisoners under Warder Lisney—I saw the prisoner leave the building with Lisney and go to the governor—he came back, and as he went to his work he said "He won't play with me for nothing, I will knock him on the head"—the other convicts made light of it, and he said "I will, by God!"—about 20 minutes afterwards I was standing by Lisney, and heard a loud report of a blow, and saw Lisney fall, with blood spurting from his head, which went over my clothes—the prisoner stood over him with this iron in his hand, just recovering himself from the stroke—he threw it on the ground, and said "You have done your best, I will do mine," with an oath, and went</p>
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<hi rend="italic">seed</hi> me do it"—I picked the iron up and gave it to the chief warder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-159" type="given" value="PATRICK FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>PATRICK FREDERICK WILLIAM KENNEDY</persName> </hi>. I am chief warder at Wormwood Scrubs—on April 1st, about 10.45, I heard a knocking at the door, went to the basket shop, and found the prisoners huddled together and Lisney being raised by two convicts; blood was flowing from the back of his head—I received information and seized the prisoner, but before I spoke to him he said "Nobody saw me do it"—I took him to the cells, and Ames gave me the beating iron.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-160" type="given" value="MICHAEL CLARE"/>MICHAEL CLARE GARCIA</persName> </hi>. I am Governor of Wormwood Scrubs Prison—on 1st April at 10 am Lisney brought the prisoner before me, and reported him for talking when at labour in the basket-shop at 8 o'clock that morning contrary to rules—I reprimanded him, and he said that he had been very hardly treated at Portland Prison—I told him that he would have a chance of doing well—if he would behave himself and obey the rules I should see that he was fairly treated, and he might earn the remission which the State awarded for good conduct—I did not punish him at all—about half an hour afterwards I went into the hall, and saw him at work making baskets; about 10.45 I was in my office, and heard a great noise; I went down, and saw the chief warder holding the prisoner, taking him out of the basket shop; I investigated the matter, and made a report to the authorities—on the 17th April at the prisoner's request I made an order that he should have writing materials, and on the same day Kennedy, the chief warder, brought me this statement (
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-161" type="given" value="TENNISON DIGHTON"/>TENNISON DIGHTON PATMORE</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at Wormwood Scrubs prison-—on 1st April I was called to the basket shop, and saw Lisney apparently just recovering from insensibility; I found a lacerated wound 2 inches long at the back of his head, just above the base of his</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A blow with this iron inflicted with the prisoner's full force might smash a man's skull in altogether, and would be extremely likely to produce death—I do not think it was done with the absolute force which the man could wield, but it must have been a severe blow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury considered that there ought to have been two warden instead of one</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-164" type="given" value="MAUD ELIZABETH"/>MAUD ELIZABETH WEDGERFIELD</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Stanhope Terrace—on 10th May the prosecutrix was living with me, and the prisoner called to see her—I had never seen him before—I was not in the room when they first met, but I went in shortly afterwards—he asked her to go and live with him again; he said that he loved her, and would do anything in his power to keep her if she would give up the life she was then leading—she said that she could not decide; they were passing words to one another, and I said they had better come outside and not cause a disturbance in my room—we all went out, and had something to drink—he said on the road that he was very sorry for what had happened, and he would be different to her if she would give up the man and give up the life she was leading—she said she had no time to think it over; it had come upon her so suddenly—we got into the Hampstead Road, and I said,"I am going to see my sister;" they both said that they would accompany me—we went to my sister's, and on the road the prosecutrix wanted to go to Bow, I believe it was to see her uncle or her father, and I said, "You had better not till you have sent a telegram to your father," and she did so—she asked me not to leave her—the prisoner asked her whether she would come with him or whether she would not, and if she would give up the life she was leading; she said, "No;" and he suddenly took a razor from his pocket, opened it, and took hold of her by her shoulders as we were standing side by side, and said, "I will do for you or "for her;" and I took hold of his arm to prevent him from hurting her, and they struggled together—I called out to her to keep her hand to her throat, and went for assistance—they fell between the tramway and the kerb—I took her into a greengrocer's, and afterwards accompanied her to the hospital—the prisoner said to me, "You will be the next," or "I will serve you the same. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known her about six weeks; she lodged with me at 166, Hampstead Road—I went there last Saturday week, and allowed her to come with me—we removed to 3, Granville Terrace on the Wednesday following, 17th May—the landlady is not here—I had heard of the prisoner from Mrs. Furnell—I did not see him enter the house, as I went to do some shopping—he was not on his knees and crying when I went in—he did cry—he called her "Lily, my pet," and</p>
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<p>she called him Nat—she spoke of me as Maud and he said, "I must call you Maud; I don't know your name;" I said, "My name is Mrs. Wedgerfield"—he said more than once, "If you have done wrong, I will forgive you freely if you will come back to me;" he also said "Do, Lily, come back; leave this life; it will kill you;" and I said, "Don't trifle with him; you see the man loves you better than his life;" and I called my landlady up, and explained that he had not called to see me, as she is very particular—he asked me if I would take her away; I said, "No;" but if she could be happy with him, it would be better to go back and live with him if she had no alternative; and I said in Hampstead Road that they might take a room and be happy, seeing how much he loved her—we had some refreshment at a public-house in the Morning ton Road on the way to my sister's—he told her to take a glass of what would do her good, and I had some—he was still pressing her to go back and live with him, saying he would make her happy, and do all he could for her—he repeated three or four times that he would work night and day for her—he said he had walked from Canterbury, which was so many miles, without anything to eat since he left the prison at Canterbury; that he had gone to my address at 166, and the police told him the name of the man who moved my boxes; he accused a brother of hers of break-ing into his house at Canterbury and taking away everything—I think he spoke of the brother for whom he had done so much, but they were all talking together; the telegram was not spoken of in his hearing; he asked her if she had sent it to her father or brother, and she said, "What is that to you?"—I told him it was to her father—I saw him kiss her in the washhouse at my sister's house several times; my sister's husband was lying down, and she did not want him disturbed; we were 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour in my sister's house; we came out and had nowhere to go until 4 o'clock, which was the time the prosecutrix had appointed to meet her father at Hampstead Road—we hadtwo hours, and we walked up Hampstead Road to the street where it happened—when he was pressing her, she said she had an appointment, but I don't remember what time—I suggested going home, but she said she had not time; she would go to Bow—I persuaded her not till her father came—when the prisoner was pressing her to return she said, "No; this life suits me better"—the prisoner had something to drink at the public-house, but-1 don't know what; after that about an hour elapsed before this occurred; we only made one visit to my sister's—I separated from them for five minutes to go to 166, to see if there was a letter for me—the injury to the prisoner's eye was done in his falling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She was living with me as housekeeper—I took her out of kindness; she was useful to me, and I let her come to my rooms, as her father was so far away; she sometimes slept there, and sometimes she went out of an evening and returned in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-165" type="given" value="CECILIA"/>CECILIA FURNELL</persName> </hi>. I am married—about 10 months before 18th May I had been living with the prisoner as his wife—he had been away for a month up to the 18th—on Thursday, 18th May, at 11 or 12 o'clock, I was coming home from shopping, and saw him coming out of Mrs. Wedger-field's gate towards me—he said "I want you"—I said "Will you come inside until Mrs. Wedgerfield returns?"—he came in and asked me to return to him—I said "I am waiting till Mrs. Wedgerfield returns"—she she returned and said "If there is going to be any difficulty settle it</p>
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<p>outside"—I think the prisoner said "You have been leading an immoral life"—I said "No, I have not; I came up on the Saturday you were taken to my brother's on the Monday;" I saw him at work at Mr. Wynn Gardner's, Warwick Street, Regent Street—I did not tell him all that—he said "If you have done wrong I will forgive you"—we all three went outside, and in the Morning ton Road he said "Will you have something to drink?"—I said "No, I do not want it;" Mrs. Wedgerfield said "Yes, have a glass; it will do you good"—we afterwards walked towards Mrs. Wedger field's sisters, and he asked me several times if I would go and live with him, and I told him I had not had time to think—when we got to Edward Street I said to them both "I think I shall send a telegram to my father;" I went over to send it, and when I returned the prisoner said "Who have you sent it to, your father or your brother?"—I knew how passionate he is, so I gave no answer; he said "I expect you sent it to your father"—we then walked on to Mrs. Wedger field's sisters, and when we got into the washhouse he ran to me, and caught hold of me and said "I think you had better come back; I will work and keep you"—he did not kiss me—we then left and walked up the Hampstead Road, and at the corner of Granville Street Mrs. Wedgerfield asked me to
<hi rend="italic">go</hi> across to No. 166, and the prisoner said "If you go I shall go too;" but I ran across, and came back and told her there was no letter—she then went to the green grocer's, and left me and the prisoner together—he told me that he had got work at Olding's, and had walked all the way from Canterbury, and he thought it would be a great deal better for me to come back with him; I said "I have not time to think"—Mrs. Wedgerfield came across and said "Which come with me, she win mean it, and if she says 'No,' she will mean it;" and he said to me "Yes or no?"—I said "No, I will not go"—he clutched me round the waist outside the gateway—I got about two steps into the road between the kerb and the tram, and I saw something in his hand which I took to be a knife—he struck me at the back of my neck and I fell, and he fell also—somebody called out "Put your hand to your throat"—I did so, and then I saw it was a razor, and he cut me across the throat; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the collar 1 was wearing, it is cut; my hand was also cut, and I was stunned—while the struggle was going on the prisoner said "I will do for you"—he then caught hold of me, and I ran in to a greengrocer's, bleeding—I was taken to University Hospital, and shall be an out-patient for some time—this is the razor; I know it, as he used it at Canterbury when we lived together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him since August, 1880—he used not to spend many pounds a week on me; on the contrary, I parted with my things—there was once a disturbance between me and my husband; I don't recollect that ho kicked me and the prisoner interposed—I remember the prisoner being bound over to keep the peace towards my husband—Mr. Bayliss is a friend of his—I did not secure these two persons to be bail—I believe I asked my brother to be Bail—I have a brother named Edward—after he went to work in Conduit Street I met him now and then, and on one occasion after I met him I met my husband, and there was a charge next morning at Marlborough Street against my husband and me also—my husband got a summons against the prisoner for</p>
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<p>wilful damage—I received a telegram to meet him at Charing Cross; I did not when he was at work at Norwood Fend my brother to him at Lewisham Road Station, to tell him that I would be at Charing Cross Station with my boxes, but I received a telegram from him to be there, and I was there—I did not then insist on going to Greenwich to live but we went there at the end of May or the beginning of June, and then went to the country—lie maintained me very poorly—my father came down; he was tidily dressed—the prisoner lived there with me a fortnight or three weeks, or it may be a little longer—I left him once, and went from Canterbury to Charing Cross—I had been hop-picking, and saved the money to come to London, and my landlady advised me to leave him in consequence of his brutality—before leaving Canterbury I pawned some stuff for a dress—the prisoner always paid the bills—after that his sister came and asked me to go back and live with him, and I went; he took a cottage for me—I did not tell him before going away that my only reason for leaving him was that I wanted a cottage of my own—he paid 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down for the cottage and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for 16 weeks—my father only came once; that was after we had the cottage—I did not ask the prisoner to let me have money to send to my father; I only asked him for 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for a stamp—he did not promise to give my brother a new suit of clothes and boots and a shirt, to go to London—he said "If you work for me I will give you a new suit"—I remember our going to the Castle woods, near Canterbury, on a Sunday in April this year, and he lost his temper, just because I was making his dog carry something—we had beer and biscuits there—Mr. and Mrs. Perry, who live at Canter-bury, were with us—I remember a man from the Great Eastern coming and saying that a box had been sent on 4th April, and wanting to know what had been done with it; he gave it to me, and the prisoner took it out of my hand and began to read it—I said "That is my box"—he struck me, and attempted to use a knife, and my brother fetched a constable, who took him—I went before a Magistrate and said that I was in fear of my life; because I was in fear, and the prisoner was locked up for the assault; I believe he was fined 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I then took my things, but nothing but my own, and did not see him again till 18th May—he did not kiss me; he tried to, and clutched hold of me—he didn't call me his pet and his darling; he did not say that such a life as I was leading would destroy me, nor did I say that it was a sort of life which suited me—I do not know what life he was referring to, and I said that I did not know what he meant—I slept out at my father's some nights—I think my throat was cut in the falling, and my hand while I was on the ground—I fell from the blow he gave me on the back of my neck—he had the razor in his hand; he did not use it before the blow—I have been to the hospital every day to have the wounds dressed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WIGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker—I was in Hampstead Road about 2.15 at the corner of Granville Street, and saw the prisoner and prosecutrix together—he struck her with his fist, and then they fell—it appeared a hard blow—I saw something in his hand which I took to be a knife; I ran up, stood for a moment, and took hold of him and shoved him off—I saw a stick by his side and hit him across the head with it, and he dropped a razor; I picked it up and gave it to a con-stable—there was blood on the blade and handle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I thought it was a forcible blow from the way she fell, and not merely caching her round the neck, but he fell with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-167" type="given" value="DUDLEY WILMOT"/>DUDLEY WILMOT PUXTON</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at University College Hospital—the prosecutrix was brought there on 8th May; she had a slight superficial cut across the throat, a very slight cut behind the angle of her jaw, a mere scratch, rind a cut behind the first and second fingers of the right hand, extending into the palm almost to the wrist, and another cut on the inner side of her hand—the cuts in the hand were not very deep; all the superficial parts were divided, but no artery—it was probably done by a razor—she has been in daily attendance at the hospital up to to-day, and will be for some weeks—I think she will get quite well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was called and met the prisoner being held by some person; I took him and told him the charge, he said "I will go quietly"—I took him to the station, where he said that he did not remember anything after speaking to the woman in the Hampstead Road—I found a letter on him—I received the razor from Wiggins; it is smeared with blood, and this collar likewise.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was taken at 2.20, and we got to the police-station at 5 o'clock—he was excited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was that he was persuading her to return to live with him, and remembered no more till he found himself in custody.</hi></p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count. Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J.P. GRAIN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the vestry clerk of St. Mary Abbot's, Kensington, being a creditor for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for rates and taxes—the first meeting was appointed at Ridler's Hotel, Holborn, on 13th December, 1880—one creditor was present, and there were three pioxies representing 226
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and proofs and assents 169
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—no resolution was carried—there is nothing further on the file from that time—no certificate has been registered—it never went beyond the first meeting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM STEPHENS"/>WILLIAM STEPHENS HARDMAN</persName> </hi>. I am usher to the Registrar of the Clerkenwell County Court—I produce two affidavits marked B and O, R purporting to be made by Thomas Kealey, sworn on 31st January</p>
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<p>before Mr. Ruce; C being sworn on 1st February before Mr. Wenn by John Nash. (
<hi rend="italic">B dated that Healey was unable to pay</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">due for rates; C stated that Nash had seen Healey in Clerkenwell Prism on 31st January.</hi> I produce a certificate of discharge, which was made on production of those affidavits before the Registrar of the Clerkenwell County Court—it is addressed to the keepers, &c, of Hollo way Prison—I also produce, under the seal of the County Court, the original Order of the Registrar, dated 17th March—it recites that John Healey appeared by an agent—I do not know who the agent was—I do not know Nash.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-178" type="given" value="CHARLES LEVICK"/>CHARLES LEVICK RUCE</persName> </hi>. I live at 38, Nether wood Road, Kensington—I am a commissioner to administer oaths—the jurat on this affidavit (B) was written by myself; it is signed by the person who made oath before me—I do not know the defendants.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-179" type="given" value="LIONEL ARTHUR"/>LIONEL ARTHUR WENN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor and commissioner, of 2, Bell Yard, Temple Bar—I wrote the jurat, and the affidavit (C) was sworn before me by Nash—he had sworn an affidavit before—I do not knot what he is—I cannot tell the time he swore it—I do not know his address—I do not know his writing—he may have sworn many affidavits, but I cannot say; the jurat is all I go by.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BILLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman TR</hi> 27). I execute warrants for enforcing the payment of rates due to St. Mary Abbots, Kensington—Kealey occupied 144, Portobello Road, Notting Hill, as a corn chandler—I have known him about nine months—on 7th December I issued a summons to show cause why he should not be taken to prison, and on the 10th December a warrant was obtained to be executed after 28 days—it was put into my hands about 12th January, 1882; I went to the shop and found it open—between 12th and 31st of January I called thereabout five times with the warrant to take him into custody—on 31st January, between 1 and 2, I met him in High Street, Notting Hill, about half a mile from his shop; I told him I held a warrant of commitment for the rate, and should take him to Holloway Prison—he said "Very well, I have no money," or words to that effect—I kept him in custody till I handed him over to the officers at Holloway Prison—he had no opportunity of going to Mr. Ruce to swear an affidavit—he said nothing about that, or applying to the County Court—I do not know Nash.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-181" type="given" value="EDWARD STEPNEY"/>EDWARD STEPNEY MILMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a retired lieutenant-colonel in the Army, and Governor of Her Majesty's Prison at Holloway—I produce warrant of commitment of Healey to prison—I received him on 31st January about 1.20,1 see by my gate-book, which is kept by the gate-keeper, and brought to me about 10 the following morning, when the visits are ticked off by the visiting orders—no visitor is admitted after 4 o'clock without special permission from me or my deputy—I gave no permission to Nash to come into the prison—the names of all visitors are entered—there is no entry of Nash on 31st January or 1st February—I produce the original certificate upon which Healey was discharged—he left at 3. 45 pm on 1st February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On 31st January we had a prisoner named Morris Schott—he was discharged by an Order of Court at 5.30, and taken into custody by Sergeant Moser—an entry shows that Moser was there after 4 o'clock, but he had been there some time—some one was with him who did not pass through the gate—I have no entry of Metcalfe, or of those who remained in the lodge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If Metcalfe had gone into the prison his name would appear in the book, according to our rules—if he remained in the lodge it would not—I do not see the time when Moser came, but he went away at 5.35 pm—he was kept waiting on while we telegraphed to Scotland Yard to know whether Schott was to be delivered to Moser or to another detective—the names of the prisoners appear on the right of the book, and the visitors on the left—if Nash had gone into the prison his name would have appeared.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-182" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the gate keepers at Holloway Prison—the book produced is kept by me—on 31st January I was on duty at the gate—all the entries on that day are mine except one at 1.10—no person was admitted to see Kealey—the name of Nash does not appear.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I keep a slate—I very seldom use it, but chiefly to put down the numbers of constables who bring prisoners—I sometimes put down criminals' names on it till I know whether persons are entitled to visit them—I see Mr. Metcalfe and Mr. Moser in Court—they came on 31st January—I could not say whether Nash came to the prison—he did not go in—I did not ask Nash his address—he did not say it was Carthew Road, Hammersmith—Moser was in the lodge with Metcalfe—Moser did not enter the prison—his name appears, because he took a prisoner into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew Moser—his prisoner was discharged at the lodge—there is about 10 yards between the prison and the lodge—Nash did not go there—criminals are restricted to one visitor in three months, debtors once a week—Kealey was not brought out for Nash to see him—there was no visitor to Kealey that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-183" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am vestry clerk of St. Mary Abbots, Kensington—the collectors of rates account to me—Kealey owed 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for rates—on 23rd November I got this notice of liquidation produced, after which he was discharged from payment—on 16th April, 1881, a further sum was due of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in respect of the same premises, 144, Portobello Road, payable in advance—he made no payment, and a summons was taken out—on 12th December the trustees agreed to give 28 days before using process, the costs being then 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not had any conversation with Kealey since November 1880.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-184" type="surname" value="FRENCH"/>
<interp inst="t18820522-name-184" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am a collector of rates for St. Mary Abbots—I endeavoured to collect from Kealey 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. many times—he said he was in liquidation—a summons was issued, he never paid—he was excused from paying certain rates to November, 1880.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-185" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD RUDMAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant secretary to the Notting Hill Philanthropic Society—Kealey was one of the visitors—it was his duty to serve orders upon tradesmen—the signatures produced are his to the best of my belief—I do not know Nash.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 31st January I went to Holloway Prison to arrest Morris Schott in company with Mr. Metcalfe, a clerk of Messrs. Rosenthal, the solicitors conducting the proceedings in that case, about 4.15 pm—I had been there the previous Saturday with Metcalfe—I passed through the gate and into the lodge—Nash came in after wards—the gatekeeper asked him what he wanted—he said "I am clerk to a solicitor," and, naming a name I could not catch, the gatekeeper</p>
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<p>said "It is rather late," and asked him his name and address and put it on a slate—a conversation ensued between Metcalfe and Nash which I did not listen to—the gatekeeper went out and came back again, and then Nash went out—I could not see where.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had to wait an hour and a half in the lodge—I was not allowed to enter the prison—I did not see Kealey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-187" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST METCALFE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Rosenthal, the solicitors who had the conduct of Schott's matter—on 31st January I was at Holloway Prison with Moser—I did not know Nash—I had heard some-thing about Kealey—he was a creditor in the bankruptcy case—I remember Nash being let into the lodge—in answer to the gatekeeper Nash said lie was a solicitor's clerk—he gave a name which laid not pay attention to—he said he had come to see Thomas Kealey—the gatekeeper went out of the room—I said to Nash "That is not Thomas Kealey, of Portobello Road?"—he said "It is"—I said "I am sorry for Kealey, I Know him"—the gatekeeper came back and said "Will you give me your name and address," and he took up a slate with a pencil attached and he gave him some name at Carthew Road, Hammersmith—the gate-keeper wrote it on the slate, and Nash left with him—I met Nash two days afterwards and asked him if Kealey had got out, and he said "Yes"—up to that time Nash was a stranger to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I doubted Nash being a solicitor's clerk, as he evidently did not know the name of the solicitor, and Coe said to me it was rather extraordinary—Nash certainly did not go straight out of the prison when he left the lodge, because he did not go in that direction—I am speaking of some time after 4 o'clock—I did not see Kealey—I went away with Moser and Schott to King's Cross Road—Schott preferred to walk a little way as he wanted fresh air, so Moser did not take a cab till late—we were about half an hour going—we were at the prison about an hour and a half.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-192" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PECKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 242). On 25th April, I was on duty in Pimlico—I saw the prisoner in Sussex Street about 3.30 am—I had pre-viously received some instructions, and followed the prisoners into Winchester Street, where I met another constable, Hill—we followed them a little farther and then stopped them—I said "What are you doing out this time in the morning?"—Joseph said "That is my business"—we took them to the station—I searched James—I found on him this bed-wrench, brace-handle, two keys, and some silent matches—James said he had picked up the bed-wrench and this handle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Joseph.</hi> We stopped you in Rutland Street—we did not search you there—we charged you with loitering—I did not see you drop anything—it was just breaking day—I was three yards behind you—this bit was dropped in front of me—the other constable picked it up—I did not hear him say to your mother outside the Court, that it was his light that shone in her bedroom on Friday night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi> 252). I was on duty in Winchester Street about</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 268). On Saturday morning, 22nd April, I was on duty in Warwick Street, Pimlico, about 1.15 am—I saw the prisoners near West's the draper's, walking towards Vauxhall Bridge Road from West's—I know them by sight pretty well—I saw them at 10 minutes to 3 the same morning at the same place, and coming in the same direction, about 30 yards from West's—I said "What do you mean by loitering about, this time in the morning?"—the third man who is not in custody said "I was at the theatre last night and was locked out"—another one said "I was not locked out but I was keeping him company"—I said "Is your name Pope?"—he said "No"—I said "I am not satisfied with your being about my beat this time in the morning"—when I came to West's I found four holes bored through the panel of the door—this centre-bit corresponds with the holes—I took the measurement—I called up Kistruck, who was in charge of the premises—I had passed West's about 20 minutes to 3, and I saw the prisoners at 10 minutes to 3, and I passed again at 3 o'clock—the place was all right before—I worked in Denbigh Street, which would make it about 10 minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crow-examined by Joseph.</hi> I have not said that I spoke to you at the corner of Belgrave Road and Warwick Street—you were pointed out to me in Churton Street—I had a description of you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by James.</hi> You were walking slowly, about three miles an hour, when I saw you both times—you did not look bulky or I should have taken you into custody then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-195" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KISTRUCK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to West Brothers, drapers—I saw the premises safe at 11.15 pm on Friday, the 21st April—I was aroused by Dyson—I came down and found the holes in the shutter—I was present when the instrument was compared with the marks—they corresponded—some of the holes went into one another.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by James.</hi> The constable called me up about 3 o'clock and showed me the holes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Joseph's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "My brother found that bed-key and bed-knob. He put them in his pocket and of course they were found on us. That centre-bit they say was found on me, but I deny it. When we were stopped at Rutland Street, we were closely searched; our pockets were turned inside out, and our waist-coats felt in each one, and on our road to the station this bit was either on the ground or was dropped by the police, and he picked it up and said I was not tricky enough. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820522-name-196" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH POPE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoners' mother—on Friday, 21st of April, they came in at 9.30 pm, and were called out about 10—I saw them in bed at 3.25am, when I was awoke by somebody talking outside the door, and I was startled by a policeman's light which shone into my room—I went downstairs to see if they were in, and my four sons were asleep</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had a clock in the kitchen, but the door was locked—from 10 pm I knew nothing of them till I was aroused by the policeman's lantern.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820522-586-offence-1 t18820522-name-200"/>Raymond Dowling</persName>, and stealing from him 2
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RAYMOND DOWLING</hi> </persName>. I am a Custom House officer, and live at Tower Hill—on 10th May, about 10.30 p.m, I was walking down Mint Street—I saw three men running in an opposite direction—I heard footsteps, and Sullivan caught hold of the nape of my neck, another had me by the back, and Marney tried to get my watch, but I was too strong for him—I lost a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. bit—Sullivan put his hand in my pocket and took it—I cried "Stop thief"—I was hurt by being pressed against the wall—they all ran away—two lamps were alight and an additional light was over the lobby door of the house close by—I was bruised in the shoulder—a policeman came up—I complained to him and he ran in the direction Marney had gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sullivan.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that you took my 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not see you again that night—I was passing the Crown and Seven Stars—there is no roadway, the place is in ruins, and people go all over it—I cannot tell how many people were there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Marney.</hi> You pinned me against the wall—you held me with one hand—I mentioned about my watch at the station.</p>
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