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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ELLIS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>ELEVENTH SESSION, HELD SEPTEMBER 11TH, 1882.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, September 11th, 1882, and following days,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNWHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">BART.</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-1" type="given" value="FORD"/>FORD NORTH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES DAY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one other of the Justices of the High Court of Justice;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS, ESQ.</hi>, Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CABDEN</hi>, Knt., M. P., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Knt., F. R. G. S., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHAMBEBS</hi>, Knt., Q. C., M, P., Recorder of the said City,
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-3" type="given" value="POLYDORE DE"/>POLYDORE DE KEYSER</persName>, ESQ.</hi>, one other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-5" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>Sir
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<p>Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ANDERSON OGG</hi>, Knt.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLIS, MAYOR. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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 prisoners age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, Sept.</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HARRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">This case arose out of an injury sustained by the wife of the prisoner from the bite of a dog, at Chesham, in the county of Bucks, for which a joint action by the prisoner and wife was brought in that county, to recover damages from the owner of the dog. The wife subsequently died, and the prisoner brought an amended action for the loss of her service and comfort. Certain interrogatories in the action were administered to the prisoner as to his wife's sobriety, in hit answers to which he stated that she was, as a rule, a person of sober and industrious habits, although after a hard day's work she occasionally took too much to drink, and that they always lived on affectionate terms. Upon those answers the present charge was founded. The</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FILLAN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was London agent for the prosecutors, who carried on business at Leith, from which place they forwarded goods to the prisoner on his orders. It appearing that although the whisky was ordered for specific persons, some of wm in returned it to the prisoner, he resold it, and debited himself with it, the Jury, on the direction of the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about me, all in gold—I swear the prisoner took an active part in robbing me—after robbing me they all ran away—my watch was a silver one—I saw the prisoner about a month back at the Kentish Town Police station, the night before I went before the Magistrate—I am positive he is one of the men who took part in robbing me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> A young man named Reeves was out side the palace—he went into the public-house opposite—besides the two convicted men and you there were a great many other men—I don't know Joseph Taylor, of Kentish Town—I don't know how many there were in front of the bar drinking; five or six—we called at several houses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I afterwards saw the two men in custody, and recognised them—they have been tried and convicted.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">—Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, September</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-819-18820911 t18820911-819-punishment-3"/>One Month's Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820911-820-offence-2 t18820911-name-23"/>H. M. Post Master General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<interp inst="t18820911-824-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> to stealing 22
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and said, "That is all the money I have had; I came from Manchester and had to pawn a coat to get a lodging with"—he then paid with 1
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi> 19). The prisoner was given into my charge with this coin—he said, "I was not aware it was bad"—I found this good shilling in his right hand, which was resting on the bar—I said, "What is that?"—he said, "I was going to carry it to my friend"—I saw no one else—I found on him at the station a pawn-ticket, a pocket knife, and a bottle containing gin—I did not find 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—this florin is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I had the 1
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in August,</hi> 1877, of
<hi rend="italic">having in his possession a mould for coining.—
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<p>826.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-40" type="given" value="FORBES"/>FORBES COWIE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 431). On 20th July, at 10 p.m., I was on duty in the Broad Sanctuary, Westminster—I received information, and a few minutes afterwards saw the prisoner talking to a woman in Princes Street; he then looked under the door of the Marquis of Granby public-house in the same street, and crossed over and joined Pinchen, they stood talking a few minutes and I walked towards them—I was in uniform—they crossed the street again and both looked under the doors of the Red Lion public-house, and went towards Storey's Gate, where the woman</p>
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<p>had gone—I stopped them and said, "What do you mean by lagging about here?"—Pinchen dropped this bag between his feet—I saw it go out of his hand—I picked it up and asked what it contained; neither of them made any reply—I said, "I shall apprehend you on suspicion of having counterfeit coin in your possession"—they said nothing—I opened the bag at the station, it contained six bad shillings of 1880, each wrapped in paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Prince might or might not have seen the bag—I should have taken the woman if I could, or anybody who was with the man who dropped the bag—Pinchen had a paper in his hand or in his mouth—I did not see him take the bag out of his pocket, he did not put his hand in his pocket—he dropped the bag from his right hand—I saw it before it was dropped—I saw it just as it left his hand and heard it fall and saw it on the ground—only good money was found on Prince, but there was a great quantity of sixpences and bronze—Pinchen gave his right address, I went there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Prince refused his address—one half-crown, a shilling, nine sixpences, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These shillings are all bad, and all of 1880—bad coins are wrapped separately in paper to keep, them from rubbing against one another.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18820911-827-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-827-18820911 t18820911-827-punishment-10"/>One Month's Hard Labour, and</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence against Prince.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, Sept.</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<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">AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-45" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD CRUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Charles Sidery, outfitter, No. 34, Strand—on August 11th, about 1.40, I served the prisoner with a sixpenny pair of socks—he gave me a florin—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he left—Gregory then came in, and I took the silver out of the till, and pointed out the florin—it was bad, and I gave it to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have only one till in the front shop—there were three other florins in the till, but this was brighter than the others, and I have no doubt it is the one the prisoner gave me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-46" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>). On August 11th, about 1.30, I was with Partridge on the south side of the Strand, in plain clothes, near St. Clement's Church, and saw the prisoner join Stevens on the opposite side—we followed on the south side to Charing Cross, and when they got opposite No. 34, Strand, Honey crossed the road, and went into No. 34, while Stevens waited—Honey came out in about a minute with something in his hand, and crossed the road to Stevens—I went in and spoke to Crussell, who took the money out of the till and gave me this florin—I said "It is a bad one"—we followed and took the two men in Adelaide Street—they were talking together—I said to Honey "I shall apprehend you for passing bad money"—he said "You are too late"—I took him</p>
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<p>to the station, and Partridge took Stevens—I found 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money in Honey's hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were four or five other florins and some shilling in the till—this florin looked the brightest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-47" type="surname" value="PHILPOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-47" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM PHILPOTT</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Tench, a chemist, of No. 30, Walbrook—on August 11th, between 12 and 2 o'clock I served the prisoner with a cake of soap, price 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and wrapped it up in one of our bills—he gave me, to the best of my belief, a half-crown; I gave him the change and put it in the till—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of our wrappers, with the name of Tench on it—there may have been other half crowns in the till—I did not examine it; the manager did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is not here—I will not swear that it was not a florin that the prisoner gave me—this is brown Windsor soap, and is made for us—it is only sold at our shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-48" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I was with Gregory, in plain clothes, and followed the prisoner and Stevens—Honey went into No. 34, Strand, while Stevens stopped opposite—Honey came out, and made a motion with his fingers to Stevens—Gregory then went into the shop, came out, and we followed the men—Honey then crossed the Strand, and went up to Stevens and handed something to him which looked white—I followed them into Adelaide Street and seized them both, and said "I shall take you both in custody for being concerned in passing counterfeit coin"—Stevens said "You never saw me go into the shop, Mr. Partridge"—I said "No; but you were in conversation with the other man previous to his going into the shop, and he joined you as soon as he came out"—I then took the socks from his hand—Honey said "You are too late; you thought of finding the
<hi rend="italic">lag</hi>"—I found this soap in Stevens's pocket—Honey gave his address in High Street, Brighton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—this florin and half-crown are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a conviction of a like offence on April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1873,
<hi rend="italic">at Portsmouth.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-50" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-50" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Portsmouth Police</hi>). I know the prisoner very well his real name is
<persName id="t18820911-name-51">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-51" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Thomas</persName>—he was convicted at Portsmouth in April, 1873, of uttering bad money with others, and sentenced tonine months' hard labour—I produce the certificate, which I got from the Clerk of the Peace—I had charge of the case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The committal was on February 26th, and the trial on April 10th—I took him in custody and gave evidence against him on his trial, but did not take charge of him afterwards—I have not got his photograph; I have tried to find it, but cannot—I came up to London, saw him in a cell with five or six others, and picked him out one of the others I at first thought was one of the men who were with him before, but I was mistaken, though I had the same opportunity of identifying him—the conviction was nine years ago—I do not have a couple of hundred prisoners a year in my hands—he served his time in Southampton Gaol—no one is here from the Gaol—I have no hesitation in saying that the prisoner is the man—there were nine or ten wit nesses against him at the trial—two men were convicted with him—I do not think either of the five men I saw with him had a moustache; Gregory was there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The calendar gave the prisoner's age as 23 when he was tried.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the previous conviction.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that this was equivalent to</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">upon the whole indictment, which note for felonious uttering and in this the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-55" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-55" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SCULLY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Brown Bear public-house, Broad Street, Bloomsbury—on July 25th, about 6 p.m., the prisoner and several others came in—I served the prisoner with a pot of ale—he gave me a florin—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—he came in again with a man about 8.45—I served him with a glass of ale; he gave me a florin—I bent it, gave it back to him, and said "This is a bad one"—he said nothing, but gave me a good half-crown—I looked in the till and found three or four florins, one of which was bad, and I know that was the one the prisoner gave me, because I put it in a corner apart from the other—this is it (
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The money was not in a bowl, but in a little drawer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-56" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-56" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SCULLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of the last witness—she pointed the prisoner out to me going out—she went out "with me, and I saw the prisoner and another man about 50 yards off—I followed them—they ran; I ran after them—one went one way and one the other—the prisoner was stopped at the corner of Tottenham Court Road, 600 or 700 yards from our house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear a call of "Fire."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-57" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-57" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC WARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 351). I took the prisoner—he said, "What are you taking me for, I have done nothing?"—I took him back to the Brown Bear, where Emily Scully charged him and gave me this coin—I searched him in the bar and found three florins, four shillings, and a sixpence all good, but no bronze—he was asked his address at the station and said, "I shall not tell you where I live"—I afterwards went with Otway to 69, Hare wood Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Scully was calling, "Stop thief," he was standing still, no one was running but the prisoner—I did say before the Magistrate, "I found on him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze," that is right, I have made a mistake.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-58" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN OTWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi> 55
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On 26th July I saw the prisoner in a corridor at Bow Street Police-court, and knowing where he lived I went with Ward to 69, Hare wood Street, Kentish Town, and saw the landlady—in consequence of what she said we searched the first floor front room, and found in a box which was among some flower pots outside the window, which was partially, open, a dirty piece of rag containing 12 bad half crowns in a piece, of newspaper, not separately wrapped up, also four loose ones, two of which were unfinished, and a bad florin—I also found under the bed three bags, one of which contained plaster of paris, two</p>
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<p>crucibles containing metal, a jar of liquor, a piece of zinc with copper wire attached, which is part of a battery, two papers containing pieces of metal, a mould shape, a mould which appeared to have been recently used, but the impression of the coin had been taken off, and also several pieces of moulds and a quantity of mock jewellery—I know the prisoner's nephew by sight, he is in respectable employment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not find any impressions of a coin—I found a number of little images of cats and dogs like these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), they are moulds for making sweets—this zinc is thick enough for a battery—there were some rings in a parcel under the bed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-59" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-59" type="surname" value="JOSLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-59" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE JOSLIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Joslin, of 69, Hare wood Street, Kentish Town; I have known the prisoner for two years and nine months, his sister has rented our first floor back room since last March two years—I showed it to Otway—she was there very often, but only slept there occasionally—at other times her nephew and the prisoner slept in the room—the prisoner has slept there for weeks at a time, and I should say he had slept there every night for a month before Otway came and the nephew also—the rent was 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, which the sister paid—I knew the prisoner by the name of Thompson, I have seen him painting large pictures.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only went into the room once—I had not seen the prisoner there just before he was taken—I am occupied chiefly at the back of the house in the laundry—there is one more lodger; there are six persons in the house including ourselves—the nephew is living there now, but he only sleeps there—the house door is always on the lock—I have never seen any metal things about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot say that the prisoner slept there every night for a month previous, because he had a latch key.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-60" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin passed at the Brown Bear is bad these 14 half-crowns and one florin are also bad and all unfinished, they are prepared for the battery—these are the two parts of two double moulds, they have been used for making coins and then defaced, they are about the size of these half-crowns—this zinc and copper wire is to silver the coins—these are two crucibles with molten metal in them to pour into the moulds—some of the things found are made of lead, but the coins are not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Plaster-of-paris would be used for any mould, not only for coin—if you wanted to make a mould for sugar or little cakes you would not make it of plaster-of-paris—theatre checks are not usually cast.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820911-830-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in the name of Thompson.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-62" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOREY</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Arms, Castle Street, Long Acre—I knew the prisoner for a fortnight previous to his apprehension, he was a customer I believe every day for tobacco or beer—he left a parcel in the bar every day about 11 o'clock, it was tied up in a red handkerchief, and asked me to take care of it—he sometimes fetched it in an hour, and sometimes in two hours—it was similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he</p>
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<p>has left it twice in a day—in consequence of suspicions I showed it to Sergeant Partridge who was there with Header when the prisoner came to fetch it on 18th August; I handed it to him, and the detectives took him—I never saw it open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-63" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I received information on 17th August, and on the 18th I watched the King's Arms from 11.30 to 2.30, when I was in the private bar and the prisoner came into the public bar, and said to Mrs. Forey, "Will you give me the parcel I left a little time ago?"—she called her husband out of the bar parlour, and I went into the street and round into the public bar, the prisoner then had the parcel in his hand—I said, "What have you got in that handkerchief?"—he made no answer—I took it, opened it, and. found in it 20 bad half crowns, 30 florins, and 30 shillings, with newspaper between each—I said, "I shall take you in custody for having this counterfeit coin in your possession with intent to utter it"—he made no answer—Sergeant Reader then searched him and took four bad florins from his pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When I seized you you did not say you had only got a parcel of nails, and that if I had not been so quick I should have seen you deliver it to the owner—you said nothing about nails till you were before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM READER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I was with Partridge—I searched the prisoner and found four bad florins, wrapped up separately, in his left trousers pocket, five good shillings, and six pennies—he did not speak from the, time he went into the public-house till he got to the station—I went the whole way with him and heard nothing about nails.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-65" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On 18th August a man stopped me and said he would give me a
<hi rend="italic">tanner</hi> if I would go into the public-house and ask for the parcel he had left there containing nails, as if he went in he must have more' drink. I was trying to earn an honest sixpence.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18820911-831-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-67" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-67" type="surname" value="BRYAN"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-67" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRYAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 359). On 25th August, about 10. 12, I was in the King Lud, Ludgate Circus, and saw the prisoner and Cadogan at the counter—I heard the barmaid say to Cadogan, "This is a bad 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. "—he gave it her, and she gave him a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he then went to the till, took out a shilling, and showed it to the manager; during which time they left the house, leaving their drink on the counter—I followed them into Bride Lane; Miles and I ran up, and I said, "We are police officers, we shall take you in custody for uttering a had shilling at the King Lud public-house just now"—Cadogan said, "I did not know it was bad"—I said, "Open your hand and let me see what you have in it?"—she kept it closed, but I opened it and found a bad shilling, a half-crown, two sixpences, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—we took them to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You both looked round twice to see if you were followed—I saw no one else with you—I went after a man and brought him back, but he gave a satisfactory account of himself,</p>
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<p>and I let him go—he was not the man who you spoke to at the corner of New Bridge Street—ho may have been a cabman on the stand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-68" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY WARTON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King Lud—on August 25th I served the prisoner with some gin—she gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I gave her 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change; they both drank of it—I did not see Gadogan served—there were other shillings in the till.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-69" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BERESFORD</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the King Lud—I served Cadogan with a small lemonade; they were both together—she gave me a bad shilling—I gave it back to her, and she gave me a sixpence—I gave her 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and found another bad shilling in the till, which I gave to the manager—there were several other shillings there, but it was not deep down—the prisoners rushed out without touching the lemonade.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was in the King Lud, and saw Cadogan served; she tendered a bad shilling—they hurried out, leaving the lemonade—I went after them, and found in Friar's hand a sixpence and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money—the female searcher gave me three good shillings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-71" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I met this young woman. I have known her a number of years. She asked me to come and have a drink, and she stood there and vomited, and had to go out, leaving the drink there, and the detective came after us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>833.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH CADOGAN</hi> (33)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence of the witnesses in the last case was read over to them from them short-hand notes, to which they assented.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cadogan's Defence.</hi> I met this woman, who asked me to have some thing to drink. I put down 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the barman said that it was bad. I felt sick, and came out and went across the road, and the inspector took hold of me and said "Give me that money in your hand. "I did not know who he was, but as soon as I knew he was a policeman I gave it to him.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AUSTIN METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-75" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-75" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SMITH</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Prince Albert, Trinity Square, City—on August 25th, about midnight, I served the prisoner and a woman with him with two glasses of ale—he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I gave him the change—he then asked for a pennyworth of tobacco, and gave me a bad shilling—I gave it back to him and he gave me another bad one—I gave it back to him, and said "You scoundrel, you knew they were bad"—he rushed to the door—I called "Stop thief," and a policeman brought him back—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the first shilling he gave me—I put it in the till, but there were no other shillings there—I cannot speak to these two others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 750). I saw the prisoner run out of the Prince Albert very fast—I caught him 100 yards off, and took him back—I lost sight of him round a corner—the landlord said "Your face is familiar to me; I know you before"—I searched him at the station and found three bad shillings, a sixpence, a threepenny piece, and five</p>
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<p>pence—he had had some drink, but he stood straight, and could speak well and he ran very hard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-77" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four shillings are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence, and in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he had been drinking, and that he received the coins in change for a half sovereign.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, Sept.</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-79" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>Arthur Williams</persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-835-18820911 t18820911-835-punishment-16"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>836.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820911-836-offence-2 t18820911-name-81"/>Thomas Blower</persName>, his master.—</rs>
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<p>837.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his goods and moneys.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18820911-837-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>838.
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<interp inst="t18820911-838-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-838-18820911 t18820911-838-punishment-19"/>six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<p>839.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GUNYON</hi> (20)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Henry and George Godden.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MULLINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a cardboard maker, of 36, Mildmay Street—on 30th July I was returning home at a few minutes past 12 p.m.; when near my house I saw the prisoners coming up the street—William Gunyon knocked me down as I was going in at my own gate—he struck me in the face with his fist—then they turned me over on my head, and shook or took 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of my pocket, and held me in the road—no police were there—I hallo out; Miss Warrener came out of No. 39 to help me—George Godden threw her down in the road—the prisoners got away—I saw Henry Godden about an hour afterwards; I identified him at the police-station—he passed our house every day and the shop where I worked—I saw George Godden on Sunday morning in the street—I followed him up Green Lane till I saw a constable, and I gave him in charge—I also identified Gunyon the same Sunday morning—I saw him in the street with a man not in custody, and when he got to the corner he rushed away—I next saw him at the police-station and identified him—I picked him out from eight or nine more—I am sure of all three men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. The attack was just after the closing of the public-houses—I had been in Mr. Warrener's kitchen—there was only a baker's shop at the corner—I had to go about 15 yards to my own door—the prisoners were walking behind me—I had not said anything</p>
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<p>to Gunyon when he struck me—I had nothing to drink all the evening Minnie Lewis also came out—a crowd gathered ten minutes after Henry Godden was given into custody at his own house the same night about 12.30—he was not the worse for liquor—he had thrown himself on the bed in his clothes—I charged him with robbing me of 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said he was not there—I saw him searched—I only lost the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that was all I had—I had not had a row with the Goddens] before this affair—I told a young man if he insulted me every time I came out of the gate I should give him into custody—I had been for some beer and I saw Henry Godden and two or three men—one struck my hat, with a stone, and when I spoke about it, he told me if I did not shut up he would put his fist on me—I was told not to take any notice of them, and I went in home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gunyon.</hi> I did not say the man who attacked me was young Wallace with the cords on—I know you by sight, not by name—I did not mention Wallace or Dick Downer the same night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-91" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES WARRENER</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Mr. Warrener of 39, Mildmay Street—on 29th July, shortly after 12.30 midnight, I was at the gate of my father's house—I had just said "Good-bye" to Mullings—I saw him knocked down by Gunyon—I was about four doors from the prosecutor's—the other two prisoners began to hit him—they threw him into the road, and turned him upside down and shook money out of his pocket—I went to his assistance and they punched me, and threw me into the road—I saw their faces—there was a light opposite—I know the prisoners well from their passing by—I screamed—my father came out, and Minnie Lewis, who lives where the prosecutor lives—I afterwards went to the police-station and identified the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I saw George Godden on the Monday morning in the dock before the Magistrate, and Henry on the Saturday night, when he was taken—I saw the prisoners holding Mullings upside down—I did not hear anything said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gunyon.</hi> I was at the gate at the beginning when you knocked Mullings down—the man Baker was not there—Mullings did not strike Wallace first.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-92" type="surname" value="WARRENER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-92" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK WARRENER</persName> </hi>. I live at 39, Mildmay Street, three doors from Mullings's house—he loft my house a little after 12 o'clock—I heard my daughter scream out "Father," in a frightened tone—I ran out—I saw the Goddens ill-using Mullings, and I rescued him from their violence—I pulled him into the gate, and shut the gate, and kept it shut—I received several blows over the top of the gate on my jaw, so that I could scarcely open my mouth—the gate was burst open, and the prisoners came rushing inside the gate; my wife was knocked or fell down, I picked her up and pulled her inside the house and shut the door—I think four or five men attacked us—I can speak to the two Goddens—I had not seen them before—it was a moonlight night—I next saw them at the police-station, Henry the same night, and George on the Monday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gunyon.</hi> The neighbours came up while I was being punched—I did not see who punched me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-93" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I was dressed—there was only the three men, the prosecutor, and Frances Warrener.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROCXWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 11). From information I received I went to 5, Mildmay Avenue, in company with Maguire, another constable, about 12.40, on 30th July—I had seen a policeman running up the street a minute or two previously—I found Henry Godden in the front room lying on the bed dressed—when I took hold of him he pretended to be very drunk—I told him I should take him into custody for an assault—I took him down into Mildmay Street, where I told him the charge again—he said, "I can prove I was brought home dead drunk about an hour ago, by a man who works for Mr. Craven"—his brother George came up as I was taking Henry down the street, but I did not know he was concerned in the assault, and I did not apprehend him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-95" type="given" value="SETH"/>SETH GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 632). On this Sunday morning, I was on duty in Green Lanes, about 9 o'clock—Mullings came to me and made a complaint—he pointed out George Godden, whom I arrested—he charged him with being an accomplice of two other men in robbing him of 5
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-96" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MAGUIRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 160).I apprehended Gunyon about 7.40 p.m., on 8th of August, in the Blue Coat Boy, Dorset Street, Spitalfields—I had been looking after him—I knew he had previously lived at 5, Mildmay Avenue, but he was not to be found there—I told him I should take him into custody for assaulting and robbing James Mullings and others at the corner of Mildmay Avenue, on 30th July—he said, "I will go quiet, I was there and was in it"—afterwards at the police-station the prosecutor identified him from a number of other men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gunyon's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "On the Saturday night as this
<hi rend="italic">ere</hi> row was two or three of our chaps went to a meeting, and had some beer, and one of the chaps took Henry Godden home. He was giddy. After he had gone we all came home; there was me, Dick Downer and William Wallace, we were going up Mildmay Street together, I was on the kerb; we were all in a line and prosecutor was on the corner of Mildmay Avenue, and Wallace touched his arm and prosecutor made a blow at Wallace. Wallace got away and then prosecutor and Downer got fighting; a lot more men came up and tried to get prosecutor away. I heard some money fall, and I told the prosecutor he was losing his out of his pocket. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Henry and George Godden.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-97" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ANTHONY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 3, Dorset Street, Ball's Pond—on Saturday night, 29th July, I was watering the roads—George Godden joined me at 10 o'clock, and stopped with me till 12 o'clock; I was at Ball's Pond Church when he left me—we work from 9 till 12, and the last man goes at 10 minutes to 12 for his last load of water, and I went away with my last load at 12 o'clock—the water-post is against the church, and George Godden left me then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mildmay Avenue is 400 or 500 yards from the church.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TOON</persName> </hi>. I am a newsagent, of 73, Newington Green Road—on the Saturday night George Godden was taken into custody I saw him at Kingsland Gate at 12. 10; that is nearly half a mile from the prosecutor's house—the public-houses had not long been shut up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was with him till 1.30—I had been on my business</p>
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<p>as a newsagent—I finished about 11.30, about a quarter of an hour's walk from Kingsland Gate—I was standing against Kingsland Gate when I met him—I was not examined before the Magistrate; I had business to attend to; his mother spoke to me about coming here—I heard of the case next morning, Sunday—I walked with him from Kingsland Gate and George Godden was never out of my company—he met some one in Mildmay Street—I saw the people there, and I saw two people locked up—I was standing by the
<hi rend="italic">row;</hi> I was not in his company then; I came up after it was all over—George Godden had not been at the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> before me—I did not see Henry Godden till after he was locked up—when the policeman was bringing him down the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was not quite over, but the police had come, up; that was about 12. 20—we walked quick, as I wanted to get home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-99" type="surname" value="ANTHONY"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-99" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD ANTHONY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 31, Mildmay Street, opposite where this occurrence took place—on the night of the 29th July I heard a noise, and went out—I went over to the mob, and I pulled a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> off a woman—that's the man (
<hi rend="italic">Gunyon</hi>)—the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was not very long—the police had all vanished—George Godden came up after the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was over, and we stood in conversation for an hour; neither George nor Henry were at the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—it was 12.30 when I saw George.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> and looked out of my window—I saw a mob, and went down to the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—there were about 20 or 30 persons round—I knew Mullings as a neighbour opposite—the woman was Mrs. Waddle—I did not see Miss Warrener—I heard cries of help; that was what brought me to it—I did not see Mrs. Warrener struck; the man I pulled off the woman was ill-treating her as far as I could see; he was on the steps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-100" type="surname" value="FLANAGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FLANAGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Orchard Street, Ball's Pond—on Saturday night, the 29th of July, I saw Henry Godden at the Duke of York public-house, Kingsland—he was drunk and leaning on the table when I went into the bar about 11 p.m.—I stopped with him to the concert, and helped him home—it was about 12.5 when I took him upstairs—the other
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> who helped me stopped at the top of Mildmay Avenue—when I put him on the bed he was drunk and insensible—I came away, and talked to a neighbour about 10 minutes—I saw a crowd—I stopped with Henry Godden about 5 minutes—I did not take his handkerchief off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gunyon's Defence.</hi> All we
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> out of the Avenue went to this
<hi rend="italic">row.</hi> Henry Godden and three of us were coming down Mildmay Street, and the prosecutor must have touched Wallace, and he punched him, and the prosecutor set to a-fighting Dick Downer. I heard some money go into the road, and I said to the prosecutor "Mind what you're a-doing of, for I think you will lose your money. "It is all Dick Downer and Wallace. I tried to prevent the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> as much as ever I could. I did not see George Godden all the evening.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18820911-839-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>840.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">VIVIAN VERNON</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18820911-840-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820911-840-offence-1 t18820911-name-102"/>Charles Salter</persName>, and stealing two coats, a table-cover, and other goods.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-103" type="surname" value="SALTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-103" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SALTER</persName> </hi>. I am a pianofortist of 88, Gaysford Street, Kentish Town—on Wednesday, 27th July, I retired to rest about 1 o'clock, having seen my house safely locked up—I came down at 6 a.m.—I</p>
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<p>found the breakfast-parlour window open—I had left it closed and fastened the night before; it was latched at the back—the rooms were ransacked—I missed a hat, umbrellas, table-covers, two overcoats, gloves, cigar-cases, and other articles, to the value of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they were produced before the Magistrate, and I identified them—they were safe when I wont to bed—the knife produced is mine, and the things which are downstairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-104" type="surname" value="SLADE"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-104" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SLADE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 345). I apprehended the prisoner on July 31st, at 29, Gaysford Street—he was wearing a new hat, and had an umbrella and kid gloves—I found a card on him—I afterwards went and searched his lodgings—I found upstairs a pocket-handkerchief and other articles, which have been identified by Mr. Salter—I have the things downstairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I found those things in a hamper in Regent's Park.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-840-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-840-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in May,</hi> 1878,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
<persName id="t18820911-name-105">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-105" type="surname" value="BENTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-105" type="given" value="VICTOR"/>Victor Bentley</persName>. There were three other cases against the prisoner occurring within three days of this one, and a quantity of property found at his lodgings.—
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<interp inst="t18820911-840-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-840-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-840-18820911 t18820911-840-punishment-20"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice North.</hi> </p>
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<p>841.
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<interp inst="def1-841-18820911" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CARR</hi> (52)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-841-18820911" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-841-18820911" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-841-18820911" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="def2-841-18820911" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WILSON</hi> (40)</persName>
<rs id="t18820911-841-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18820911-841-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-841-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> wore indicted for stealing on the high seas, within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty, certain valuable securities, viz., foreign bonds, the property of the
<persName id="t18820911-name-108" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-108" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18820911-841-offence-1 t18820911-name-108"/>Great Eastern Railway Company</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> for stealing the same on board a British ship in a foreign port, they being British subjects.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> for feloniously receiving the same, and as accessories after the fact.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR HARDINGE</hi>S.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIFFARD</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Carr;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GORST</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>. J. P.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for Wilson.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the advice of their Counsel the prisoners declined to plead to the indictment.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GORST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">moved to quash the second Count, on the ground that a British subject could not commit an offence against British law in a foreign port, as he would not then come within the jurisdiction of Her Majesty.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called attention to the Merchant Shipping Act,</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">Vic. c</hi> 92,
<hi rend="italic">sec.</hi> 21.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GORST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that that section did not make an offence of that which van not one before; but that it was only a venue section, to enable a prisoner to be tried in the place where he was found; the same remark applied to sec.</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">Vic c</hi> 124;
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi> 267th
<hi rend="italic">sec. of</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">Vic, c.</hi> 104,
<hi rend="italic">merely referred to seamen on board British ships.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred in the motion, but did not purpose to argue the point, as other questions would arise which might have to be reserved.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-109" type="surname" value="SCAARP"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-109" type="given" value="LEVI BENJAMIN"/>LEVI BENJAMIN SCAARP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a clerk to Messrs Calcar and Polack, bankers, of Amsterdam—on 11th July last I had to send tome Egyptian Preference and Illinois Central Railway Stock to Messrs. Merrier, Backhouse, and Co., of Copthall Buildings, London, and I made up</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188209110018"/>
<p>a parcel of 25 £20 five per cent. Egyptian Rail way Bonds worth £500, and two Illinois Central Shares worth 1, 500 dollars, one of 1,000 dollars. and the other of 500—I packed them all up in one parcel, put a cross band round them, then folded them in paper and then in linen, and put a string round it, and sealed it with sealing-wax—I addressed, it to "Messrs. Mercier, Backhouse and Co., 3, Copthall Buildings, London, E. C.," and wrote on the outside "Value £50"—I sent that parcel to Van Gend and Loos in Amsterdam—they are a large firm of carriers—I do not remember which messenger I sent, but whoever I sent brought back this receipt: "
<hi rend="italic">Received of Messrs. Calcar and Polack one parcel value</hi>£50,
<hi rend="italic">to be sent to Mercier and Backhouse, in London"</hi>—that is the only parcel I sent to Mercier and Backhouse that day—I have got the books of my firm here—I made an entry there in reference to these bonds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>. I made the entry previous to making up the parcel, one moment before I sealed the parcel—it has not been altered since, the book-keeper has added to it that the parcel was stolen—the entries are in my hand-writing, and that the packet was stolen is in the book-keeper's writing—I saw the bonds next in London—I did not see any of them or any part of the wrapper in which they were contained before I came to London.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard on the Friday after 11th July that this parcel had not arrived, from a police officer who came on the Exchange, and this entry was afterwards written by our book-keeper—I saw the bonds in London when I was before the Magistrate, only the two Illinois, there was no part of the wrapper which I had put round them at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-110" type="surname" value="SCHABEL"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-110" type="given" value="JOHAN WILHELM"/>JOHAN WILHELM SCHABEL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of Van Gend and Loos, of Amsterdam—on 11th July I received a parcel addressed to Mercier and Backhouse, of London, and I then signed the receipt produced—it is the custom of our house, before sending parcels out, to enter them in a book, and it is my duty to call over to another clerk who enters them, and when they are entered I make out a list—on 11th July, according to custom, I dictated to the clerk Kerstein, and he entered it in the book—this is the book kept by him—I did not see the entry after he had made it—Vliegenhart is employed in conveying parcels from Amsterdam to Rotterdam.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-111" type="surname" value="VLIEGENHART"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-111" type="given" value="HENDRICK"/>HENDRICK VLIEGENHART</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Van Gend and Loos as conductor—I convey parcels from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by the Dutch Rhenish Railway—Van Gend and Co. have a special compartment for their parcels, packets of value go into a separate box in the same compartment, in the case of special valuables—they are in the habit of giving a receipt at Amsterdam—on 11th July I received a parcel from Schabel about 7 o'clock in the evening—I took it to Rotterdam, and delivered it at our office, and had a receipt for it in our receipt book.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-112" type="surname" value="BAALEN"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-112" type="given" value="JACOB VAN"/>JACOB VAN BAALEN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Van Gend and Loos, carriers, of Amsterdam, and have been so for 12 years—it is my duty to carry parcels from our place to Pieters and Co., of Rotterdam, who are agents for the Great Eastern Railway Company—when I take parcels I get a receipt which I give to my chief—I can read, but not English—this is one of the forms of our office—when parcels have to be taken to the office of Pieters and Co. one of these forms is filled up with the names of the receivers and the particulars of the parcels—it is the</p>
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<p>practice to take the parcels and papers to the office, and there get a receipt when I have delivered it—it is often the case, when I am engaged in other work, that some one else takes parcels, but these I delivered myself—I got Mr. Termo's receipt lo that paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-113" type="surname" value="TERMOS"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-113" type="given" value="JACQUE ANTOINE MARIE"/>JACQUE ANTOINE MARIE TERMOS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Hudig and Pieters, of Rotterdam—they have a receiving office at Rotterdam, a few minutes' walk from the place where the Great Eastern steamships are moored—I have been in their service seven or eight yean—I know the last witness, Van Baalen, as a person employed by Van Gend and Loos to bring parcels to our office to be forwarded by the company—it is the practice to bring to our office a paper like that (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), to be filled up by us—the parcels are brought with that form and I sign a temporary receipt, that is the usual custom—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the consignment note left with the parcel on the day that bears date, 12th July—I received the parcels mentioned in it—they would be forwarded by steamship to London—they were two, both addressed to Mercier, Backhouse, and Co., 3, Copthall Buildings, London, E. C.—one was marked "Value 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," and the other "Value 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—I compared them with that paper—I remember Catella making out a list of the parcels on that day for the captain; I think I called out the names, addresses, and particulars of two of the parcels to him, but not the rest—in the ordinary course after Catella had made out the list of the parcels, and the particulars for the captain, they would be delivered to H. Degens, and he would take them to the ship—I saw Degens take four parcels away, one paper parcel, and two grey canvas parcels, and another in grey canvas—that was about half-past 5 in the afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>. I did not write this particular document, I only inserted the freight, and the words "To pay," on the upper part of it—I wrote that after the parcels had been delivered up the me, on 12th July, about 5 o'clock—I don't recollect whether I put my signature to it that night or the next morning—I am sure the parcels had gone on board before I put my signature to it—I deliver up the temporary receipt to the man from Van Gend and Loos, and they keep it—when I put my signature to this document the parcels had left, so that I could not compare what was in the parcels with the document—I relied on the blue stripes, which I inserted on the paper here on the left side—it is my ordinary course to tick things with a blue stripe like that; I do not insert the stripes if I do not receive the parcels—I am not the only person in our office who puts blue stripes; there is nobody else who receives parcels from Van Gend and Loos and checks them with a blue stripe—I should say I received about 20 or 30 parcels on that day—these parcels were of grey lining and flat—I entered the freights about 5 o'clock the same day that I received them—I got the freights from our printed tariff, and inserted them on that paper—I am sure the freight was entered the same day—it was after the messenger who brought them had left, but the messenger who took them on board the vessel had not taken them away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The amount of the freight was written there before the parcels were taken to the ship, and the receipt was written the same day or the next morning—the freight was fixed both by the weight and the value as written outside—I did not look at the parcel as affecting the freight, because I had it on the receipt—I have known Van Baalen for</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188209110020"/>
<p>several years; I can't tell if he signed this paper—I compared the entries on the receipt with the consignment note, they agreed—the "disbursement" and "re-imbursement" represent charges from Van Gend and Loos.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>. I read a telegram the morning after the departure of the boat, it was received by another clerk and shown to me—I don't know where it is, I have not got it—it was to inquire whether we had sent the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-114" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-114" type="surname" value="BAALEN"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-114" type="given" value="VAN"/>J. VAN BAALEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>). This name of Van Baalen was written by me; Mr. Pieters said this document had to go to London and my chief told me to write this—that was after the goods were sent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR</hi> H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIFFARD</hi>. It was after I heard the goods were stolen—I don't know what has become of the temporary receipt—I give them to my superintendent and he saves them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-115" type="surname" value="TERMOS"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-115" type="given" value="JACQUE ANTOINE MARIE"/>JACQUE ANTOINE MARIE TERMOS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). This (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the telegram: "Harwich, 13th July, 1882. Presented at Harwich at 8 in the morning, received at Rotterdam 9.13. Only three values received, wire instanter for the other three"—our firm sent a reply to the effect that the parcels had been sent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-116" type="surname" value="CATELLA"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-116" type="given" value="ISAAC SPINOSA"/>ISAAC SPINOSA CATELLA</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Hudig: and Pieters, agents for the Great Eastern Railway Company—they Live parcels from Van Gend and Loos, for transmission to England—on 12th July some parcels arrived at our office; there were two parcels of Messrs. Van Gend and Loos, one parcel of the Dutch Rhenish Railway, one box of the Dutch Rhenish Railway, one canvas bag of Messrs. Marks and Co., and one parcel of Messrs. Vazakiel—the canvas bag from Marks and Co., and the box from the Dutch Rhenish Railway were put on the floor; the two parcels of Van Gend and Loos, one parcel of the Dutch Rhenish Railway, were put on the desk, and the parcel of Mr. Vazakiel was put between the desk and the floor—I made out this pencil list for the captain from the consignment note of Van Gend and Loos, and from the bills of lading; the two parcels addressed to Mercier, Backhouse and Co., were lying by my side on the desk, marked respectively 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. value—this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my handwriting, and is copied from the list; it is, "One paper parcel, 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and one paper parcel, 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—later in the day those two parcels marked 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and two other parcels were taken away by a man named H. Degens—I saw him take them away; he afterwards returned and took the canvas bag away—I saw him go out of the door with them—I saw one of our workmen named Delaine take the case away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GORST</hi>. I am 18 years old, and shall have been in the service of Hudig and Pieters two years next December; I am in their service still—there are six people in the office where my desk is, on which these parcels were put—the office is not open, it is shut by a door—the parcels lay on my desk about an hour from the time they were first put there to the time they were taken away, I was in the office the whole time—I was there when they were brought, and they were put at once on my desk—I did not say before that they were brought in at a quarter-past 12—I was asked the time and wrote down a quarter-past 12 on paper, but I was so confused—I did not compare what I wrote on the paper with the parcels—I entered the parcels in a book from the consignment note of Messrs. Van Gend and Loos, and made out the list</p>
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<p>from the book; the book was sent to London; this is a copy from the book—I make out a pencil list for the captain every day the steamer sails if there is more than one parcel—I cannot tell how many parcels came the following day or the next day but one, or on any other day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard on the day following, 12th July, of the loss of three of these parcels, and that called the twelfth to my attention—I saw these six parcels myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The entries on this are "Mercier, Backhouse, and Co., one parcel papers, value 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; Mercier, Backhouse, and Co., one parcel papers, value 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—I do not know if that refers to the contents, or to what they were packed in, I took it from the book.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-117" type="surname" value="DEGENS"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-117" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT DEGENS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Pieters and Co., and have been so for about 19 years—it is part of my duty to take parcels on board the ships of the Great Eastern Railway Company—on 12th July I received four parcels to take on board the Avalon, about half-past 5—I brought them from the office, and took them on board the Avalon, went to the captain's cabin, and said to the steward, "Here are four parcels, "I put them on the sofa just opposite the door—the door was open when I came in—I was not there a minute—they were canvas and paper parcels; I carried them under my arms, three on the left side, and one on my right—the chief steward was with me in the cabin—I then went back to the office and brought a bag of money, and put it in the same cabin; the second steward was there then—the chief steward called to the second steward to take a parcel out—he took one parcel out of the drawer and put the bag in and then put the parcel in again—the parcels were all of different sizes, one was larger than the other three—it took me about three minutes to walk from Pieters's to the ship—I gave directions to Simon de Loos to take a box on board—that was a box of value.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about half-past 5 that I went on board with the four parcels—I left them all four on the sofa, and went away and came back again—when I came back the second time, the parcels I had brought before were not on the sofa; I did not see them there—between the time of my first and second visits somebody had removed them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was about a minute in the cabin each time—I did not look for the parcels; I took the bag of money and gave it to the second steward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I heard next day that the parcels were lost; I never heard of the wrappers being found again—when I went the second time the canvas bag was put into the drawer; when I went in that time the drawer was shut, but not locked; the second steward opened it—I saw the paper parcel in the drawer, I did not see anything else in it—supposing the three other parcels were in the drawer with the bag I must have seen them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-118" type="surname" value="HENDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-118" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS HENDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am captain of the steamship Avalon, belonging to the Great Eastern Railway Company, registered at Harwich, and sailing under the British flag—on 12th July that ship was at Rotterdam, lying in the river alongside some piles, about twenty or thirty feet from the quay—there have been dolphins and sponsons erected to keep the wheels from breaking against the stones—it is a part of the river where the tide ebbs and flows—we were moored to the quay</p>
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<p>—I could lie there at low water without grounding—there is always water there, and this ship was always afloat—she is 571 tons; her registered tonnage is 481 tons—there are no bridges between the place where the vessel was lying and the sea—it is about sixteen or eighteen miles from the sea—I have been in the habit of carrying parcels from Rotterdam to Harwich, and our agents are Hudig and Pieters—I sometimes sign bills of lading for parcels, and sometimes give a receipt in a book—parcels of value are put in my cabin with other documents, the manifest and bills of lading—on 12th July I went to the office of Hudig and Pieters after five o'clock in the afternoon—when I first arrived at the office I saw there three parcels, a box, and a bag of money—the parcels were regular value parcels like we take across—I signed at the office for them—while I was there there was another parcel brought in, which made six in all for me to take on that voyage—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is what is termed the "Value Parcels Book"—some of these are my signatures—on 12th July I signed in this book for "Mercier, Backhouse, and Co., one parcel papers, value 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; Mercier, Backhouse, and Co., one parcel papers value 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—that was done in Mr. Pieters' office when the parcels were there—at the office I got this pencil list of those six things; I always made a practice to take a list of the things I have to carry, to check them—we have a box on purpose to put manifests, bills of lading, and all papers in—papers relating to the parcels would be put into that box and delivered at Harwich—after I got this list I went straight on board the vessel, and I gave it to the chief steward, and left it with him—properly speaking the steward ought to have checked the things with the list—after I had given him the list I went on shore again once or twice—I know a man named Degens—I passed him on that afternoon carrying some parcels under his arms similar to those I had seen in the office; he was going on board—he was near the ship on the gangway—afterwards I saw nothing more of the parcels; the ship sailed about six o'clock—it is eleven or twelve hours passing in fine weather—when we got to Harwich Mr. Gunton, the bullion clerk, came on board—there were passengers by the vessel; I can't say how many—the passengers left—Mr. Gunton is employed by the Great Eastern Railway to receive the bullion and valuable parcels—when he came aboard I handed him this pencil memorandum relating to these six parcels, and told the steward to fetch the parcels while he entered them in my book, and then I found that three of them were missing—the box and bag of money were there—the place was thoroughly searched, and the other parcels could not be found.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>. The draught of our vessel is about 8 feet 6 light, and about 10 feet 6 loaded—the part where she was lying is not part of an artificial channel cut in the Mass, it is the river Haas; the new channel is fourteen or fifteen miles lower down—the tide in the Maas rises about 6 feet—I can't say how high the tide flows above Rotterdam; I have been up to Dort on it; that is ten or twelve miles up; the tide flows as high as that—the distance from Rotterdam to the seacoast is sixteen to eighteen miles—there was a dolphin between the ship and the wharf; that is not to prevent the vessel grounding, it is to prevent her going on the quay—I can't say whether she might ground, I have never placed her in that position—you can see the stones thereat low water, close alongside the edge of the quay at dead low water-at spring tides I can see the top of the stones; how the bottom shelves off</p>
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<p>I can't say—the stones are from 6 to 8 feet down at low water—I can see the stones very near the bottom of the wall—I should fancy they are stones that have fallen away as they were building the quay—I dare say the quay is 10 feet deep—people walk on board on a stage—I don't know how many passengers there were on board that night before starting; there are people going backward and forward from the shore to the ship—I do not take possession of the key of my cabin when I go on board; the steward did on this occasion; he has it generally speaking: he always has it—on this occasion I went in the cabin twice before I left Rotterdam—I found the door locked; the steward unlocked it—I went down once in going down the river for a pair of binoculars; I got them before I left Rotterdam—when I went down I found the door locked on both occasions; I did not go in—when I did go in the vessel had started—I left the steward there—I was there hardly a minute; the steward was there when I went away—I did not go down to my cabin again till 9 or half-past, and it was then alight—I went to lie down for an hour—the steward was there then—I was getting my tea—I told him to light my lamp, as I generally do—when I came on deck the steward was there again; he was always in the lobby, close to the bar—my cabin is below, at the foot of the companion stain—I have to pass one berth to go to my cabin—everybody who goes up and down the stairs would pass my cabin door—after lying down for a bit the mate came and told me when the watch was out; that was about half-past 11—after I came out I was on deck—I did not leave the steward behind me when I left the cabin, I shut and locked the door and left the key in it, as far as I can tell, I did not take it with me—perhaps I left the key in the door, but I can't say; there is always one steward on the watch; sometimes I leave it in and sometimes I do not; I have no fixed practice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I found the door locked on the two occasions before I left Rotterdam, I did not call to the steward to bring the key, he was busy—when I went aft to get my glasses he was in the cabin—he would be there to open the door for me, and to light the lamp—there is a water closet on each side of my cabin—the vessel was as far from the wall as from here to the wall of the Court—all the ships belonging to the Great Eastern Company go there—it is an accommodation made expressly for them, some of the vessels are larger than mine, some 200 tons larger—they all use the same place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-119" type="surname" value="DUPESTRIER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-119" type="given" value="FRANCIS JOHN"/>FRANCIS JOHN DUPESTRIER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Crown Office of the High Court of Justice—I produce an affidavit purporting to be made by Alfred Thomas Wilson on 15th October, 1877; also one of 16th October, 1877, by Mr. St. John Wontner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-120" type="surname" value="WONTNER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-120" type="given" value="JOHN"/>ST. JOHN WONTNER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor—these affidavits were prepared in my office at the time they bear date—at that time I was acting as solicitor to a person of the name of Alfred Thomas Wilson—I believe the prisoner Wilson to be the person—I prepared the affidavit for him to swear, and I made this affidavit on the same subject. (
<hi rend="italic">These affidavits declared Wilson to be a British subject.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-121" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-121" type="surname" value="HENDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-121" type="given" value="CAPTAIN"/>CAPTAIN HENDERSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I recognise this chart (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) as the Admiralty chart of the River Maas, including Rotterdam.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-122" type="surname" value="BONNER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-122" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR BONNER</persName> </hi>. I am chief steward of the Avalon—on 12th July I received this list marked 2 from the captain—it is my custom to count the number of parcels that come on board and examine them with the</p>
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<p>list—I did not do so on this occasion—I had to go ashore for a few minutes, and I left the list with the second steward—Degens came on board with one value parcel—I could not say that he only brought one; I can't say how many, but one I am sure of, that I took from him and put in a drawer—it was one in a canvas cover—to the best of my recollection I turned the key in the door when I left the cabin; I did not take it out—later on, Degens passed me with a bag; I called the second steward to go and take charge of it—about an hour and a half after we had started I had occasion to go to the cabin to take a little boy in—I kept the door open then, and left the child in the cabin; be was about three years of age, and there was another about 12 or 14—about 20 minutes' afterwards I went in again; the cabin was still open—it is my custom at Harwich, after the passengers have left the ship, to assist in getting in the value packages with Mr. Gunton—I did so on the morning of the 13th, and found three parcels missing—the ship and cabin were searched, and they were not found.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR</hi> H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIFFARD</hi>. When I say I missed some parcels I mean according to the list—the parcel with the canvas cover which I saw put into the drawer was safe, also the bag of money—when I went on shore it was to change some money for a lady—at that time the vessel was moored to the quay by her ordinary ropes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw Degens come with the bag of money; he brought one parcel first; I was then standing by the bar in a recess, within a yard or two of the cabin—as near as I can recollect I took the parcel from under his arm—there were several gentlemen and others there—I had to pass from the bar to the cabin—to the best of my recollection I took the parcel from him in the captain's cabin—I first met him outside at the bar, and I went with him into the cabin, and he there handed me the parcel, and I put it in the drawer; I am sure about that—there was a sofa there; it was not put on the sofa—I could not say whether he had three other parcels; I was too hurried—I can't say whether he had others or not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-123" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-123" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I was formerly second steward of the Avalon—I am not now in the company's service; I was on 12th July—before the vessel left Rotterdam that day the principal steward handed me this pencil list; that was before he went on shore to change some money—was in the lobby close to the captain's cabin—I saw Degens come on board afterwards; I did not see what he brought; he came with a parcel or parcels, and directly he came I handed the paper back to the chief steward—Degens went to the captain's cabin with the parcel; I only recognised one—I can't say how many parcels he had—the chief steward passed Degens to the captain's cabin, and I handed the chief steward this paper, saying "Mr. Bonner, you will want this paper most likely—Degens went into the cabin; I did not see what he did there; he must have brought some parcels; I can swear that he had one, I cannot say whether he had more—I did not see what he did with the one—he went into the cabin—I did not see him come out—shortly afterwards I saw him come on board again with a bag of money—he handed it to me I the captain's cabin—I took it into the cabin and placed it in the drawer—there was then one parcel in the drawer; I took that out; it was a square parcel, in paper as far as I know—the drawer was unlocked; I pulled it open—I had to take the parcel out before I could get the</p>
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<p>money in—I should think about 10 minutes elapsed between Degens being in the cabin first and his bringing the bag of money; I can't say exactly to a few minutes; from 10 to 20—in the meantime I had been waiting on my passengers in the saloon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I took the parcel out of the drawer to put the bag of money in, I saw into the drawer—I am quite sure there was only that one parcel in it; if there had been others there I must have moved them, because there was not sufficient room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>. The parcels and the bag of money I saw in the drawer were safe when we got to Harwich—when I put the bag of money in I had to press it; there was not sufficient room—that was before the vessel had started; I should think about half an hour or 20 minutes before, I could not say exactly—the vessel was still moored alongside—I noticed the sofa, but not particularly, not whether there was anything on it or not—I knew the bag was a valuable parcel—if I had seen three parcels on the sofa I should have put them in the drawer—it was rather dark in the cabin; I was able to see—I have no doubt there was not anything on the sofa—I could not swear it—I do not believe there was or was not any value parcel on the sofa.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If there had been two or three value parcels on the sofa I think I should have seen them, and I did not see them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-124" type="surname" value="DEGENS"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-124" type="given" value="ANTONIO JOHANNES"/>ANTONIO JOHANNES DEGENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a brother of Herbert Degens, and am a labourer in the employ of Messrs. Pieters—it is part of my duty to place packages on board the steamers—on 12th July I was engaged in placing luggage on board the Avalon—I saw my brother Herbert come on board—I was in the cabin—my brother had packets with him; I did not see how many; I cannot tell whether there was one or more; he was carrying them under his arm—I saw packets; he brought them in the captain's cabin—Mr. Bonner opened the door for him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-125" type="surname" value="RUYTER"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-125" type="given" value="JOHN DE"/>JOHN DE RUYTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am in the employ of Fox, Schmidt, and Co., steamship owners, of Rotterdam—on a Wednesday evening, in the middle of July, about 18 minutes before 6 o'clock, I was in a screw steamboat alongside the Avalon—I saw Herbert Degens come on board the Avalon with some packages—he carried them in front of him; I could not exactly say how many packages he had, three, four, five, or six, more than two—he did not speak to me—about four or five minutes afterwards I saw him a bring a bag on board.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>. I knew him before—I did not know him as being in the habit of carrying parcels for the gentlemen; his brother does—I was first asked about this on Friday morning after the loss—Degens asked me, in the presence of the Superintendent of Police at Rotterdam, whether I had seen it—he first asked me if I knew anything about it—he asked if I saw the parcels that he brought on board, and I remembered that I had, and that he took them into the cabin—I could look over the railings of the tug and see who went in or out of the cabin—nobody has taken down my evidence, only a gentleman in the office of Messrs. Pieters, about 7th or 8th August.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-126" type="surname" value="GUNTON"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GUNTON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of the Great Eastern Railway Company at Harwich—on the arrival of the Avalon on the morning of 13th July I received the invoice of the parcels that ought to have arrived; six ought to have come; there were only three.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-127" type="surname" value="KUHN"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-127" type="given" value="HENRY WALTER"/>HENRY WALTER KUHN</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the Great Eastern Bail way Company—on the morning of 13th July I searched the Avalon for the missing parcels, and was not able to find them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18820911-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-128" type="surname" value="ABRAHAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-name-128" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 8, Old Jewry—in June last I heard of the loss of some bonds value 10, 000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. belonging to Alard and Co, of Paris—they were advertised—Messrs. Alard were clients of mine and persons were requested to come to me and give information—the prisoner Carr called on me with reference to those bonds. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to give evidence of what passed at this interview.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected, it not being relevant to the present inquiry, and it was not pressed.</hi>) I knew him by two names, Taylor and Carr—after the loss of the Egyptian and Illinois bonds Mr. Trier, on behalf of my clients Messrs. Merrier, Backhouse, and Co., communicated with me, and in consequence of a telegram I sent Carr called on me on 19th July—I knew his address, he had left it with me—I had previously seen some of these printed bills giving the particulars of the bonds, and had them in my hand when he called and showed them to him—I told him that these bonds had been stolen at Rotterdam, either before they were put on board, on the quay, or whilst the vessel was lying in the harbour, and I asked him if he could find out whether they had come to London—he said he would endeavour to find out and afterwards communicate with me—I think I told him there were some Unified bonds as well, but I am not quite sure—they did not belong to my clients, but I might have mentioned them—Carr looked at these bills, he did not inspect them—he came to my office again on Saturday, the 22nd; he said all the bonds could be returned to Messrs. Mercier, but they would have to pay 50 per cent, of the market value for them—I said I would communicate with Messrs. Mercier, and let him know what they said—I said I thought 50 per cent, was a very high price to pay; that the parties were exacting very heavy terms—he said the parties would not take less; that was all that passed at that interview; it was a very short one—I communicated with my clients, and on the 24th I saw Carr again—I then told him that my clients would pay the 50 per cent, on the return of the property—he said the parties who had the bonds had to go to Good wood races, and that it would be a week before they could be restored—I saw him next on 31st July—I had in the meantime seen Mr. Trier, and when the prisoner came he said he should like to see my client—I thereupon sent for Mr. Trier, and he came—before that the prisoner said that the parties had returned, and the bonds could be given up; the arrangement could be carried out—when Mr. Trier came the prisoner said he proposed to bring the bonds to my office—I declined that—I said "I have introduced you, and you had better carry out your arrangement together"—the prisoner then said "I should like to have your word and that of your client that I shall not be arrested when I bring the bonds back"—I said "I give you my word I will not have you arrested"—I turned to Mr. Trier and he also gave his word that he should not be arrested—the prisoner was asked how he would have the money paid—he said he was not particular—an appointment was made for ten next morning at Mr. Triers office, and they then left—I wrote on a piece of paper the address of Messrs. Mercier and gave it to the prisoner—I heard nothing further of the matter till I saw the prisoner in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18820911-name-129" type="witnessName">
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<p>and Co., stockbrokers; we correspond with Calcar and Co., of Amsterdam, and also with Hyman and Sons—on 13th July we were expecting 500 Egyptian Preference and two Illinois Central bonds, also some Unified Egyptians—the market value of the two Illinois was about 950
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 1, 000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the Unified about 1, 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we were in the habit of receiving them by the Great Eastern Railway Company
<hi rend="italic">vid</hi> Harwich—they did not arrive, and I communicated with the people who sent them; inquiries were made, and we heard they ware missing—in consequence of that we had these bills printed and circulated, but not about the Unified—I consulted our solicitor, Mr. Abrahams, and on 31st July I went to his office and there saw Carr; he was introduced to me by another name; that was the first time I had seen him—he said he had got these bonds, and he would give them up on payment of half their value—we arranged that he should come to our office next morning about ten and he would deliver the stock, and I should give him the half value in bank notes—I asked him about taking a cheque; he refused taking a cheque, and wanted bank notes—I was asked either by him or Mr. Abrahams that I should not apprehend him, and I said I would not—he came to our office about ten next morning; in the mean rime I had communicated with the City police, and Sergeant Hancock and two other officers were in the office—the prisoner first brought the parcel of the 2. 000 Unified; it was a small brown-paper parcel—he said here are the Unified—I did not undo it—I said "I do not want them, I want first the other parcel, the Illinois and the Preference"—he said "All right, I will take them back," and in a few instants he came back with the other parcel: that was in brown paper; a smaller parcel in thickness, but larger in length—he said "Here is the other parcel"—I opened it and looked over the numbers, and compared them with one of the printed bills which I had with me, and they were correct—I found 25 bonds of the Egyptian Preference Stock of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each and two Illinois, one for 1, 000 dollars and one for 5, 000 dollars—I then called Mr. Backhouse in, and said to him in the prisoner's presence "This is the man that brings us the stock that had been either lost or stolen on the way from Amsterdam to London, and ho gives them up against payment of half the value"—Carr said nothing to that—we had prepared bank notes and we counted them over, and the moment I found all was in order I gave the sign to the detectives, and Hancock came in and took the prisoner into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I arrested Carr at Messrs. Herder's office—I first said to Mr. Trier, "Where are the bonds?"—he showed them to me—I then turned to Carr and said, "You will be charged with the unlawful possession of these bonds, and you will have to go to the station with me"—he said, "Yes, I will go with you"—I took him to the station; I there said, "I must ask you to account for the possession of these bonds, Mr. Carr?"—he said, "I shan't account for the possession"—I searched him and found on him about 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes, gold, and silver, and some memoranda—some of the notes were German, and Scotch, and the rest in English—I have known the prisoner personally perhaps 20 years, and by repute 30—20 years residing in this country, in Osborne Terrace, Peckham.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On Tuesday, 1st August, about 9 o'clock, in consequence of instructions, I was in Copthall Buildings—I went into the Shepherd and Flock public-house at the corner,</p>
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<p>and a few minutes before 10 I saw Carr go into No. 3, the office of Messrs. Mercier—he was carrying a small brown paper parcel—I afterwards saw him come out carrying apparently the same parcel; he went into Copthall Court—at the same time as he came out of No. 3, Wilson left the public-house suddenly—he had been in the same compartment as myself—he came in while I was waiting, as soon as Carr went to No. 3; he had a parcel, very much like the other one, only a little different in size—while he was there he was apparently watching towards No. 3 which drew my attention to him more than ever; that was while Carr was in No, 3—when Carr came out of No. 3, Wilson left suddenly and ran and overtook Carr, and they stood and had a little conversation in the court—they each had a parcel, they wore standing as close as they could, facing each other, for a minute or two—I could not tell whether anything was passed between them or not, Wilson's back was towards me—Carr then left Wilson and went back to No. 3 with a parcel, and Wilson went away carrying a parcel—I followed Carr to the house; I saw nothing more of Wilson then—on bank-holiday, 7th August, about 11, I saw Wilson in a tram-car in the Peckham Road—I got into the car and rode with him to Camberwell Road—I there stopped the car and said to him, "Mr. Wilson, I wish to speak to you"—he turned round and said, "What do you want?"—I said, "If you will get outside I will tell you all about it"—he got out, and I then told him that I was an officer of the City Police, and said, "I shall take you into custody for being concerned with John Carr, in custody, for the unlawful possession of foreign bonds "—he said, "I don't know John Carr, nor anything at all about any bonds"—I told him he would have to go with me to the City—he said, "Very well"—I brought him to the City and he was charged—the charge was road over to him by the inspector—he replied, "That is mere
<hi rend="italic">bosh,</hi> waste paper that it is written on, all folly"—to my recollection I never saw Wilson before the day I saw him with Carr—I have known Carr by sight about four or five years living in this country.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GORST</hi>. I was waiting at the Shepherd and Mock about an hour before I saw Carr—I was sitting down on a stool in the bar right opposite the door—any one sitting in the bar could see down Copthall Buildings, and could see No. 3—I was sitting about a yard or a yard and a half from the door of the public-house—there are two doors with straps to them, they do not quite close, and you could see through and see the whole of Copthall Buildings—there was no one with Carr when I first saw him—Wilson came into the public-house directly Carr had gone into No. 3—I could only see that Wilson came from the corner, he did not come straight up Copthall Court; he must have come down a court that leads out of London Wall; he had three of brandy neat—he did not sit down, he sipped it, and went right in front of me looking out at the door, and I looked over his shoulder—he stood there three, four, or five minutes, till Carr came out of No. 3; when he came out he turned to the right, away from where I was sitting, away from the public-house—Wilson at the same time went out and I followed him, and they met just at the corner, as Carr was turning to the left, I did not see him turn round—the parcel Wilson was carrying might have gone into a great-coat pocket—when I took Wilson into custody he did not say, "I do not know anything about John Carr's business; he said, "I don't know John Carr, nor anything about John Carr, nor anything about any bonds. "</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>).I am in the employ of Messrs. Hyman and Sons, of Amsterdam—on 11th July I made up, a parcel containing 2, 000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Unified Stock, addressed to Messrs. Mercier and Backhouse, Copthall Court, London, endorsed, "Value 100
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>). It was possible for a person in a tug alongside the ship to see into the captain's cabin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">This being the case for the prosecution,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the Jury as against Carr. Assuming for the moment that the offence was one cognisable by the English law, there was no felonious receiving within the meaning of the statute; the only possession proved was one in pursuance of an authority by the owner of the bonds for the purpose of their restoration, in which transaction Carr was simply the agent of the owner; nor was there any proof of possession on his part until after the arrangement made with Mr. Abrahams.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE NORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that upon this point there was evidence for the Jury.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then urged that it teas not established affirmatively by the prosecution that any offence had been committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty; it was quite possible that the larceny might have been committed either before the goods reached the ship at all or while the ship was still moored to the quay which formed part of the Dutch soil, and so would come within the cognisance of the Dutch law.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GORST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was also heard in support of the objection.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the tendency of the evidence was to show that the bonds were safely placed on board the vessel before leaving Rotterdam, and that upon that the question was one of fact far the Jury. Upon the question of jurisdiction he referred to the cases of Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Langmead</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> 1 Leigh and Cave,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 437),
<hi rend="italic">and to Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Allen</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">Moody Crown Cases, page</hi> 494;
<hi rend="italic">Rex.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Jemot, Old Bailey</hi> 1812, W
<hi rend="italic">and Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">James Anderson</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">Cox C. C., page</hi> 198;
<hi rend="italic">and urged that even supposing the larceny was committed within the Dutch territory, that would not oust the jurisdiction of the Admiralty; the two might be concurrent.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE NORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the evidence did not show that the prisoners were the parties who actually stole the bonds. Upon the question of jurisdiction, he did not think there teas any distinction between the case of a vessel sailing up a river like the Maas and being at anchor; the Admiralty jurisdiction would still apply, and if so any larceny committed on board would be triable here, as well as the offence of receiving in this country.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with having been convicted at the Middlesex Sessions in</hi> 1863,
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Remington, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the other prisoners.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS MATTHEWS</hi>. I live at 51, Victoria Road, Kilburn, and am an articled clerk in the City—on a Saturday night in August I went with Mr. Bebro to the Criterion at 8 or 8.30—I had two sovereigns and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. loose in my trousers pocket—I paid the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the cabman—Mr. Bebro met two male friends, one of whom paid for the dinner, and I paid for a bottle of wine; I don't know what—I was sober when I went there—I don't know what time we left; I remember leaving—I don't know what money I spent there; I picked up the change and put it in my pocket without counting it—I went out with the intention of getting into a cab and going home, but have not a faint recollection of anything which occurred till I was woke up on Sunday morning by Bebro, and found myself in bed with him and the two female prisoners, we were all four in one bed—I looked at my watch, and it was 2. 15 a. m.—I had not wound my watch up, but it had not stopped—Bebro was then dressing—I asked him where I was—he said 2, Westmoreland Street, as he had seen the address on a telegram—I was undressed; I got out of bed and dressed myself, and we were then both going towards the door, when Moore said "How about a fiver?"—I said "What fiver?"—she said "You promised us a 5
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I told her I had no money—Vincent then got out of bed, and sat on a sofa or chair—Moore said "Nell, ring the bell, I will see what these b——s are made of"—Vincent rang the bell; I heard footsteps at the door; Moore unlocked it, and the two male prisoners came in—Moore said to Tucker "These b——s have come here, him, and are going away without paying us after promising us a fiver"—Tucker said "Come, out with it, or I will chuck you out of the b——window "—we were both standing about the centre of the room, and the window was a little open—Tucker said to Remington "Shut the door"—Remington shut it, and stood with his hand on the side of it the whole time, and his back to the wall—Tucker said "Now, then, tip up, you b——, I have no time for this b——
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he turned to Bebro and said "Now, then, out with yours"—he said "I have got no watch"—Tucker said "Then let us have your chain"—Bebro took his chain off and gave it to him; he was decidedly in a state of fright; we are both very young—Tucker then said "Give us an 10 U for 2
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Tucker said to Bebro "Now, then, you b——, you do it, if you don't I will turn you up and throw you out of the window"—Bebro wrote, at his dictation, "Left a watch and chain value 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in care of Mr. Tucker, 2, Westmoreland Street—Thos. Smith"—it is not his usual writing—Tucker said "What shall we do with the b——s?"—Remington said "Well, if the poor fellows have not got anything you can't get it"—Tucker said, pointing to Moore, "If that little
<hi rend="italic">bitch</hi> had been drunk she would have torn your b—eyes out; and if I had been drunk I would have stripped your clothes off your backs"—he then said to Remington "Oh! we have got half a gallon of six ale in the house"—they brought it up and pressed us both to drink—I just put my lips to it, but neither of us drank—I told Remington he deserved something for the manner he had spoken, and Tucker said "He is new at the job; now show the b——s out"—both the servants and Remington went down and let us out, and Tucker followed Remington—the four prisoners were in the room the whole of the time—Remington said nothing to prevent this going on—I spoke to a constable outside the house, and we both returned with him, and two constables took Tucker to the station—he was not taken, he came with us—I told the inspector what had occurred—he asked Tucker for the watch and chain, and he gave them up—I asked the inspector what I should charge them with; he refused to tell me, and the inspector handed back the watch and chain to him—on the Monday morning I sent a cabman to a public-house in the neighbourhood, as I was afraid to go myself—I stopped outside, and Tucker came out with him—I did not get the watch and chain—I afterwards obtained a warrant—the two women were taken first—I afterwards saw Tucker driving in Holborn, and gave him in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. At the Criterion we had champagne, beer, and port—I suppose we were both drunk—I do not recollect speaking to any women in the Hay market or going in a cab—I have heard from the prisoners that we went in a cab—I don't know whether I changed toy two sovereigns at the Criterion—I have not been in the habit of going home with women before; I have done so only once to my recollection—I was not drunk then; I paid my money—I had no intention of</p>
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<p>going home with the prisoners—I did not promise to pay them anything, nor did I—I did not pay them even the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. that was in my pocket, because I had no intention of going there—I should not have gone back and given them any money if the watch and chain had not been taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. Remington offered me no violence and the only words he uttered were "Poor fellows, they cannot give anything if they have got no money"—I looked upon him as a friend.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether the women had any of the money which was in my pockets over night, or whether I paid them anything—I have no recollection of going home with them—Remington did nothing to stop the others or to help us.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">fiver?"</hi>—Matthews said "I don't know about any
<hi rend="italic">fiver</hi> at all"—Moore said "Well, then, you don't go out of this house without you give us the money"—she got out of bed, put on a dressing-gown, stood by the door, turned the key, and put it in her pocket—Vincent got out of bed and went to the sofa—I walked towards the door to get out, and Moore said" King the bell,
<hi rend="italic">Poll</hi>"—Vincent rang the bell, and the servant, I fancy it was, came up—I do not know whether Moore spoke to the servant or not, but I heard footsteps outside, and Moore opened the door, and Tucker and Remington came in, and one of them said "What is all this row; about?"—Moore said "These b——s won't give us any money"—Tucker said "I want no humbug; if you don't give us the money I shall shake you up and throw you out at the window"—Matthews said "I have got no money, and you can't get blood out of a stone"—Tucker said "I will kill you, and throw you out at that window," and he tapped Matthews's pockets and pushed us towards the window—I was very much afraid, I knew we were very high from the ground—one of the women said "They have got watches and chains,
<hi rend="italic">Jim"</hi> and Tucker said to Matthews "Out with that watch, or I will shake you up; I will kill you"—Matthews said "For God's sake leave mo alone, I have got no money, and you can't get blood out of a stone"—Tucker said "Then we will have he watch"—after a little time Matthews gave up his watch, and Tucker said "That is no good; it is only worth 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., "and Tucker then said to me "Out with your watch"—I said "I have not got a watch, only my chain," and gave it up—he knocked my hands down; they were on my chain—he then said "These things are not worth much; now give us a note of hand for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or von won't get your things, and I will certainly throw you out of the window—he sent for pen and paper, and said to Matthews "Now, take hold</p>
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<p>of this and write what you have got to write," and he dictated to him, but Matthews only wrote a scribble, and put down the pen and said "I till not write any more"—Tucker then turned to me and said "Now, once for all, I will throw you out at the window and have done with you"—my chain was worth 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—Remington was standing behind Tucker all the time, a little way from the door—Tucker said that Remington was a new hand at it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. This was not my first champagne, but it is the first time I was in that state—I am a member of the Jewish persuasion—this Thomas Smith is my signature to this I O U—I wrote that because I was afraid of my name being known—I think I had only got 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I got up in the morning—I did not offer it to the women—I have known Matthews six or seven months, but never went to the Criterion with him before—I mean to say that I do not recollect going into bed with these women—I have a faint recollection of speaking to some women and getting into a Hansom's cab—I do not know who paid for the cab—Matthews told the inspector at the station everything, and after that he handed the watch and chain to Tucker—I afterwards saw a solicitor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. Remington used no threat or bad language, but I think he was quite ready to take part in it, because they both came up together and they addressed one another—Matthews thanked Remington for his kindness, because he was told that he was quite a new hand at it—I joined in gratitude to Remington, he had not acted in a hostile manner towards me, but he was ready to do it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not help us or try to make the man and women desist—he was near the door; I can't say whether he held it—I have not the slightest recollection of going home with the women, and I have never once done so before.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 232). On 29th August I saw Tucker at the Kilburn Station—I read the warrant to him—he said, "Very well, I should not have got into this trouble if I had known it"—I said that there were two females and another man—he said, "Who was the other man?"—I said, "Dippenham"—there is such a man, I know him well—he said, "Dippenham was not there at all, the women were two lodgers of mine, one has only been there a few days"—I took him to a cab, and in the cab he handed me this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and said, "I may as well give it to you"—he also gave me the key of a box and said that I should find the I O U in it, and if he had known he would have been at the police-court that morning—Remington was at the Court next morning, and I took him—he said, "I was there, but I had no hand in the matter, I came here as a witness for Tucker. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. Tucker said, "I have got into this mess through minding other people's property"—I have known him living in that house some years—he has been summoned for assaulting a woman, hut he was never in any other trouble—I have known Vincent many years, and know her parents—she was never in any trouble before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have known Tucker ten years, he has kept this house some years—he has also been summoned for threatening a woman who lived a few doors off—his house was shut up yesterday—he is a boot and</p>
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<p>shoe maker, but I know him as a cab driver—I believe Remington is a respectable man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Vincent and Remington received good characters.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">VINCENT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by tin Jury and prosecutor.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-843-18820911 t18820911-843-punishment-23"/>To enter into her own recognisances.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TUCKER</hi>
<rs id="t18820911-843-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18820911-843-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18820911-843-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY.—</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18820911-843-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-843-18820911 t18820911-843-punishment-25"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">REMINGTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18820911-843-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice North.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-149" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY CARROLL</persName> </hi>. I live at Little Payne Street, Barnsbury, and am the widow of Richard Carroll, who was a coal carman, about 32 years of age—on Saturday evening, 19th August, he was brought home from his work about 7, complaining of pains in his head and back, and of being very hot; he remained at home and rested on the Sunday—I know Dr. Kane's dispensary in Copenhagen Street; I went there on the Monday, about 12 o'clock, the prisoner opened the door and said, "Come inside," and I went inside the parlour and sat down and said, "Please can you come to my husband at once?"—I did not see anybody else there—he said he would be there about one—he did not come, and I went down to him again at 6—I said to him, "How is it you have not been to my husband?"—he said, "I made a mistake in the number of the street"—I said, "Then can you come now?" and he followed me to the house—he saw my husband in bed and took hold of his pulse, and tried his head—he said his head was very hot, and that he would get him well in three or four days, as all he wanted was a good scouring out—he told me to go down to his house for the medicine—I did so the same evening soon after the prisoner got down there; he gave it to me—there were directions on the bottle that it was to be taken once every four hours—I gave it to my husband in that way, till the contents of the bottle were gone; it lasted till 7 next evening—it had a strong effect on my husband, it seemed to work him very much; I believe it worked him eight times—on Tuesday afternoon he seemed a little bit livelier, but in the evening, he seemed to get weak and lightheaded, as if he was mad—I saw the prisoner again at 2 o'clock on. Tuesday, before the first medicine was finished—he asked my husband how he felt; he said he was much better, but be was getting worse—the prisoner came again on the Wednesday. about 2 o'clock—my husband seemed no better then—he told the prisoner he felt better, he said so all along, but he said his appetite was very bad he could not eat, and that he could get no rest—on Thursday he came</p>
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<p>again at 2 o'clock, and my husband was sitting in the chair against the door—I believe he was up on the Wednesday sitting in an armchair when the doctor came, and on Thursday he insisted on getting up—the doctor said, "How are you to-day?"—he said, "I am all right, governor, I feel all right"—"Well," he said, "I think you are far from being right, and you must go into bed, or else I cannot attend you," and he walked out of the room—that was the only time I knew him tell my husband to get into bed—on the Thursday evening I went down for his medicine—my husband went to bed directly after the prisoner told him, but I had a hard job to make him do so, because he would insist on getting out of bed—on the Thursday afternoon he had a little milk, and I believe a herring for his tea; I gave it to him, he sat at the table—I had had another bottle of medicine on the Tuesday evening, which was to be taken every four hours, and that lasted till the Wednesday, when I went and had another bottle—it seemed still to work him, to open his inside and make him as mad in his head—when I went for the medicine on Thursday I said to the prisoner, "I must
<hi rend="italic">go</hi> to the House"—he only said, "Well, I should"—on Friday morning my husband seemed much worse and very helpless, he could not move, and I went down to the parish doctor with a parish order, and Dr. Round tree came to him between 12 and I—he examined him and told me he was dying, and on that day at ten minutes past 5 he died.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not say he was Dr. Kane, and I did not ask him—I do not know if there is a name over the dispensary; I cannot read—my husband never came home drunk; he had a heavy day's work on the Saturday—the prisoner asked him on the Monday if he had been drinking lately; my husband said he had had a glass, but he never made it a practice of getting drunk—he did not say what ho had had a glass of—he complained of pain in his head; I did not hear him say anything to the prisoner about a pain in his back—I told the prisoner when I went for him on the Monday that he had pains in his back and head, and was very hot; he was quite rational when the prisoner saw him on the Monday; he could talk all along quite clearly—I did not hear him say anything about the pains in his back—the prisoner looked at his tongue on the Monday, and said he should think his inside was in a dreadful state with drink, and my husband told him he had been having a glass, but he never knew his inside was in such a state with drink—I noticed his tongue and lips was in a very bad state—I began to give him the medicine about eight on the Monday; I stopped up till about twelve and gave him another dose, and I woke in the morning about seven and gave him another dose—he was up the bet part of the night and took the medicine himself at the hours he ought to—when the prisoner came on the Tuesday there was a person in the room upstairs overhead; on the Monday I was there by myself—the water-closet is down stairs close by the wash-house; you have to go outside the house to get to it—my husband went three or four times to the water-closet on the Monday night; he put on his clothes and boots—when the prisoner came the next day, about two o'clock, he said he would give him some medicine to make him sleep, so that he should have a good night's rest—my husband complained of not being able to sleep, and I complained that he was so light-headed I could not keep him indoors—the medicine I fetched on Tuesday looked a little different from that I had fetched</p>
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<p>on Monday, and I understood it was for the purpose of giving him a good night's rest—I fetched it about 7.30 both on Wednesday and Thursday; my husband told me he felt better; he seemed livelier one minute and the next minute would lose all his senses—he seemed better to me on Tuesday when the prisoner came—on the Wednesday he was up and dressed; he finished a bottle of medicine a day—the first medicine acted as an aperient; he had no other medicine like that—I told the prisoner on the Wednesday evening my husband's bowels were bound—on Friday morning I went for the parish doctor, and when I came back I asked a neighbour to go down and tell the prisoner I had sent for the parish doctor, and I should not want him to call any more—the prisoner did not tell me on the Wednesday or Thursday that my husband wanted some good nourishment—my husband asked me if he might have a glass of beer—I asked the prisoner, and the prisoner said he thought he had better have a little milk; my husband had three half-pints of milk—I told the prisoner on the Thursday night that my husband was not getting any better, and I should have to go and get a parish doctor, as I had no money coming in, and could not pay him for next week, and also that it was for the purpose of getting proper nourishment; before that no one had said that he wanted proper nourishment—I paid the prisoner 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the Monday, which included the four visits and the medicine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said he did charge 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a visit, but that his place was for poor people, and he would attend for the week for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—my husband complained of his breathing and of a cough—I told the prisoner on the Thursday that he was spitting blood—he said it was the straining from his cough, but he would give me something for it, and that was the last medicine I had—I had not noticed his spitting blood before Thursday—I had told the prisoner of his cough before that—the prisoner never came to see my husband after I noticed he was spitting blood—I believe he would have come on the Friday if I had not told him not to.</p>
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<p>headache and more or less pains in his chest and back—you always get those pains when a patient has taken chill, and in any feverish attack—the proper treatment would have been something to reduce the temperature, remove the pains about the chest, and prevent the patient getting into an exhausted condition—a purgative would cause exhaustion, and possibly increase the temperature—whether it would be proper to administer a medicine to bring on sleep would depend on the condition of the patient at the time—I can't say whether, supposing he had had a purgative, a sedative would have been a good thing to follow—his condition might have admitted opium to be given him in moderate doses—I observed the state of the lungs at the post-mortem examination—I assisted Dr. Capon—it was consistent with the opinion I had already formed—he had been suffering from inflammation for five or six days—if a properly qualified man had seen him on the Monday his lung would then have been inflamed, and there would probably, but not certainly, have been physical signs of the inflammation—I can say he had been in that condition more than four days—the average period for engorgement of the lung is three days, and consolidation or redhepitisation takes place in two or three more, and is usually complete on the seventh day, but there are variations—in my judgment, if a properly qualified man had seen him four or five days before the Friday, and examined him as I did, he could have discovered what was the matter with him, and knowing that, he should not have had severe purging treatment; something to open his bowels once or twice might have been permissible, but severe purging would only exhaust and increase the temperature.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If he had known it was pneumonia a mild aperient might be a proper medicine—sometimes a mild aperient acts more strongly than the doctor expects—if the aperient acted too strongly I might give a sedative opium, and watch the effect—I had no reason from what I saw to suppose a strong purgative had been given, only from what I heard at the inquest—I saw the remains of a bottle of medicine—I did not examine it—I did not know he was not attended by a qualified medical man—there was only one bottle, which was taken to be replenished—(
<hi rend="italic">looking at a paper</hi>) there is nothing particularly strong about this prescription; it is an ordinary black draught—I did not hear the prisoner say before the Coroner that that was what he had given the deceased—if a man had been drinking more beer than was good for him it would predispose his bowels to be violently purged—there is usually pain to a patient suffering from pneumonia—I should expect him to complain of pains in his chest before there were any signs of inflammation in his lungs—the limit with regard to the inflammation may not have been more than five days, from about Sunday noon to Friday noon—as the medical officer of the district, if I was told a patient was suffering from pains in his head, and found his temperature high, I should examine his lungs, especially if he was delirious; if the temperature were normal I should not examine his lungs; if the temperature was something above normal, and the patient said he had had a glass but never got drunk, I should not have been alarmed at the slight increase—98.4 is the normal temperature; if it were 100 I should not think much of it, but if it were 104 I should think there was mischief—I can tell with my hand whether the temperature is raised or not, and if it seems to be above 100 or 102 I use a thermometer—if I found a</p>
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<p>patient suffering from headache and a furred tongue, and with a temperature below 100, I should not think it unreasonable to assume his stomach out of order and give an aperient medicine—when I saw the deceased on the Friday he was not able to speak, and I examined him as usual—I went one day to see Dr. Kane's dispensary, and the name was on small bills in the window—I lived close to it with my father, a chemist, a few years ago—the dispensary has been there about a year; I live about a quarter of a mile from it now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> From the wife's evidence as to the number of times the medicine operated I should say the result was too strong for a man in the deceased's condition—I could not tell whether the medicine was too strong or not; it was not the aperient I should have chosen in such a case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement an oath before the Coroner teas read an follow, no objection to it being taken.</hi> "I reside at 1, Afford Road, Barnsbury. I am assistant to Dr. Kane, and have been so four years. I am not qualified as a medical man. I have charge, alternately with Dr. Kane, of a dispensary in Copenhagen Street, and one in St. James's Road. I was in attendance at Copenhagen Street Dispensary on Monday, 21st, when Mrs. Carroll called and requested me to see her husband. I did not inform her I was not Dr. Kane; the words 'Dr. Kane' are not written up at the dispensary in Copenhagen Street. I went to see the deceased, and found him in a prostrate condition, and I believe he was suffering from alcoholism. He spoke to me quite rationally. He seemed depressed. His stomach was out of order. The tongue was furred, and I treated him accordingly. I noticed that they were in distressed circumstances, and I suggested parish relief for the purpose of procuring nourishment for the deceased. Dr. Kane did not see the deceased at all. I attended him, and saw him last on Thursday, 24th August. He was then weak, but sitting up. I saw nothing dangerous about him; he then spoke rationally. I could not perceive any dangerous symptoms. I have attended a hospital in America. My principal business is making up medicines, and in the absence of Dr. Kane I see patients. Dr. Kane has been unwell, and unable to leave his house. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there teas no case to go to the Jury. Me referred to the decision of the Court fur Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved in the case of Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic"> Morby, Cox's Criminal Cases, and contended that in the present case it was not shown that death was accelerated by the prisoner's treatment.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">urged that the distinction between Morby's case and the present was that in that case the death was alleged to hare occurred by the neglect of the parent; in the present case, the prisoner attending the deceased, not being a qualified practitioner, did so at his own risk, and must be held liable for the consequences.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE NORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">did not think that it made any practical difference whether the prisoner was a regularly qualified practitioner or not; the real question here was whether there was any evidence to go to the Jury that the death was either occasioned and accelerated by the medicines administered. He M clearly of opinion that there was no such evidence, and directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-155" type="given" value="ELIZABETH EMILY"/>ELIZABETH EMILY MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I live with my grandmother at Dalston—on 23rd June I was staying at 209, Maida Yale, keeping house for a relative—I went that evening with a friend to the Brondesbury Station, Edgware Road; she had to catch the 10. 37 train—I did not go into the station—I could not find a cab to go home, and went to the Lord Palmerston and asked the prisoner, who was standing in front, if he could tell me if there would be an omnibus to Maida Vale; it was then 10.20 or 10.30—I took him to be the time-keeper—he made no I answer, and thinking he was tipsy I walked away and he followed me. and came up and muttered something which I could not understand—I said "Thank you, it does not matter," and walked on across the road—he came after me, calling "Police"—I am almost certain he tried to catch hold of me, and being frightened I ran away—he followed me,—and got in front of me; I stopped, and he got behind me, and struck me repeatedly in my back, and I fell—I got up, but could scarcely stand—he kept talking, but I did not understand: what he said—I walked with two persons' assistance to an omnibus at the Cock public-house, I think, which passed my own door—I sat down in the hall—the housemaid helped me off with my dress, and I found I was bleeding profusely—I vent to bed, and found four wounds on my back and one on my shoulder—I sent for a surgeon next morning, when he dressed my wounds—I was confined to my bed seven days—I did not hear the prisoner charge me with having stolen his watch and money, nor did I do so—I was wearing a thick ulster—I did not see any one else wearing an ulster.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Ulsters are very common—I am somewhat near-sighted—I left home about 10 o'clock, and Brondesbury Station is about a mile off—it did not take 20 minutes to walk, and I left my friend at the station door—the Palmerston was not shut—I was not well enough to appear the first time that the prisoner was at the police-court—I appeared 12 days after this Sunday on the remand—that was the first time I had seen the prisoner since this—he was brought in front of me for me to recognise him, and the Magistrate asked me if he was the man, but I thought he was the man before that—when I got up from the road a few boys ran across the road, and I heard somebody cry "Police"—I heard the prisoner say something about his watch and chain after he stabbed me, out he said nothing to me about it—I told him he had made a mistake; I knew nothing about it, and would give him my name and address—I got home before 11 o'clock—when I looked at my watch it wanted a quarter to 11—I saw no policeman before I got home; but I should have spoken to one had I seen one—a detective came about 12.30 on Monday morning and saw me in bed—when I found I was stabbed I wished to prosecute, but I thought my uncle would not like the bother at the house while I was minding it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had given a description of the prisoner, and when I saw him at the police-court he was alone, and was called forward for me to recognise him—I do not think any one was near me but the prisoner when he stabbed me, but I was so astonished that I did not look—I am positive he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of Milner's Mews, Paddington—on July 23rd I saw the prosecutrix—the prisoner was half a dozen steps behind her—I saw him knock her down near the Broadway—no one else was near them—he is the man—I was on the opposite side—the road is not so wide as this Court is long—she did not get up; I crossed over to see what it was, and then he left her, and she got up—I asked him what he knocked her down for—he made no reply—I said "If you want to hit "anybody hit me"—I had never seen him before—I saw him at the police-court the next Friday with three more, and picked him out—after she got up a crowd came round, and he went away with some navy-looking men towards the Palmerston—I noticed that he had had a little drop, but nothing much; he seemed to know what he was about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They both went away 10 minutes or a quarter of in hour after I went up—during all that time he was standing there, and I kept talking to him—I do not call him rough-looking, but the men he went away with were.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw him come out of the police-van to go into the police-court, and recognised him then—he was the first who came out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Railway Policeman</hi>). I live at Ovey Place, Kentish Town—on Sunday evening, 23rd July, at 10.30 or 10.35, I was returning from Kilburn Station, and came on a small lot of people in the road—I heard the prosecutrix say "You have made a mistake; I will give you my name and address"—the prisoner was standing close to her—a respectable woman spoke to me, and from what she said I went with two men to a gateway about five yards from where they were standing—one of them lit a match, and I struck another light, and saw a man pick up a penknife—I informed the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The man who picked it up led the way through the gateway—I had never seen the prisoner before, and I did not see him again till the Friday after in the dock at the police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt that he is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective X</hi>). On 24th July, in consequence of information, I went to 209, Maida Vale, with Inspector Palmer, and I saw the prosecutrix in bed—somebody found this waterproof cloak, dress body, chemise, and other articles—they are all cut through—on 25th July I saw the prisoner at 24, Palmerston Road, Kilburn, and said "Did you lose a watch on Sunday evening?"—he said "Yes; have you found it?"—I said "No, I have not; but I want you to go to the Kilburn Station to see the inspector respecting it"—he accompanied me there, and was asked to give the particulars of how he lost his watch and the number of it—he made this statement; the inspector wrote it down—he said: "I left home, 26, Palmerston Road, about 3 p.m. on Sunday last, and I went to my mother at Walworth, and remained there about one hour. I then walked home, and went to the Lord Palmerston late in the evening, but cannot say what time. I was by myself, and remained some time drinking ale, and left about 11 p. m. When outside the Palmerston I felt a tug at my watch, which I missed and also my chain, immediately. I saw a woman</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not said anything to him about the stabbing till he made that statement; I only told him that I came to inquire about his watch—he had not complained to us about it, but I had information a few minntes before going there that it was lost on the Sunday night—I did not get the information from a man named Bond—I saw him on the Monday—he is a timekeeper of the London and General Omnibus Company's station at the Lord Palmerston—two persons were called to see the pri
<lb/>soner at the station—they are not here; they would have been if they had identified him; I had received information from them about this affair—the Palmerston closes at 11 p.m. on Sundays—Bond did not tell me he had received a complaint from the prisoner—I never spoke to him about the watch; I only asked him if he knew any one who was engaged in the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> on Sunday—on Tuesday, 25th, I was in the Lord Palmerston, and received information that the prisoner had complained of the loss of his watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I received no complaint from the prisoner of the loss of his watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18820911-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, of Osborne Terrace, Kilburn—on 23rd July, about 10.25 p.m., I was passing Brondesbury station with my wife, and saw a crowd—two young men were quarrelling—I do not know whether the prisoner was one of them—I saw the prosecutrix in a fainting condition, and assisted her to an omnibus which started from the Cock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector X</hi>). This statement was made in my presence at the station and written by the detective, and afterwards read over—it is accurate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I say I am as innocent as a child unborn. I had no sharp weapon about me. The person I ran after was a much stouter person than the prosecutrix. No sooner had I got up to the person than we fell together, and I was surrounded by a mob. I was pushed about and a man wanted to fight me. I walked home. "</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to bed about 10.30; the top sash was then about an inch down—I could smell that he had been drinking, but he knew what he was about; he was very artful—I came down in my shirt; he said before the Magistrate "I made a mistake in the house for the house where I was living"—I heard the window open; he was admitted to bail.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 382).I assisted in taking the prisoner; he was very violent; he tripped us up and we all fell together.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>. A.
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—my watch was left in my pocket; they made my mouth bleed, knelt on me, and very much hurt my ribs—I received no blows, but in consequence of the violence I was too ill to attend at the police-court next morning—I am getting better now, but am suffering from palpitation of the heart; a policeman caught hold of the prisoner and took him off me; the others got away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was not the worse for liquor; I did not stagger against the wall or sit down on the ground; it was Bank Holiday.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> **
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court in August,</hi> 1874
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances in</hi> 30
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