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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ELLIS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TWELFTH SESSION, HELD OCTOBER 16TH, 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, October 16th, 1882, and following days,</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assizes Act of 1879.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">BART.</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES J.
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-1" type="given" value="WATKIN"/>WATKIN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice;
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M. P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Knt., F. R. G. S., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., M. P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-5" type="given" value="SIMEON CHARLES"/>SIMEON CHARLES HADLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-6" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., M. P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-8" type="given" value="HERBERT JAMESON"/>HERBERT JAMESON WATERLOW</persName> </hi> Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LL</hi>. D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-11" type="given" value="POLYDORE DE"/>POLYDORE DE KEYSER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-12" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-13" type="given" value="MARSHALL"/>MARSHALL PONTIFEX</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</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">ELLLS, MAYOR. TWELFTH 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 prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., received by him on account of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821016-905-offence-1 t18821016-name-16"/>John Hilling Barnard</persName> and others, his masters.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIR</hi> H. S.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GIFFARD</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EDWARD CLARKE</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-17" type="given" value="ROBERT JAMES"/>ROBERT JAMES KEYS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Barnard, Bishop, and Barnard, who have warehouses and showrooms in Queen Victoria Street, City—on 12th April the prisoner was manager—this is an order form of that date—I made it out and he took off the discount (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">yards of galvanised wire</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">discount</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.)—Mr. Ryall, the customer, selected he goods—I served him; the prisoner was present—this is the invoice that was given to Mr. Ryall—the prisoner made it out—the receipt of April 13th, is the prisoner's—the endorsement on this cheque is the prisoner's, and the small letters "N. M." are his initials as he usually signs (
<hi rend="italic">Drawn by R. Ryall on Standard. Bank, 13th April,</hi> 1882, for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable to Barnard, Bishop, and Barnard</hi>)—on 17th April I made a sale of a three-fold stained glass screen—this is an invoice of our firm—it is made out by a clerk and receipted—this is the prisoner's endorsement on this cheque and his initials (
<hi rend="italic">Drawn by H. Forbes on</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th April,</hi> 1882,
<hi rend="italic">on Martin and Co., in favour of Barnard and Co. for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.)—this is an order form of the firm of 13th June from Henry Ablitt for two panels and two tiles, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I served the customer, packed the goods up, and took the money from the customer—this is the invoice receipted—I gave this memorandum order for the goods to the prisoner—I also gave him the money—the screen was supplied by Messrs. Beaumont and Sons on approbation, and the custom was to charge it to the firm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been employed by the firm about four years—I did not keep the books—the principal books were kept at Norwich—we had an order book, a ledger, and a memorandum book when customers came in—I</p>
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<p>call the memorandum book an official order book—this book is like it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the books are put in rotation on a shelf; anybody can use them—three of us were there—we all took orders—I put the orders under a wedge on the prisoner's desk in a special place, and he wrote them out on his arrival—his desk was in the basement; it was not partitioned off; it was a raised board and a table on it—few people came there—if the order had to be sent to Norwich the prisoner would enter it in his book—a blank sheet was used and he would keep a copy—I used to come to the warehouse about 8. 40 a. m.—Maurice came about 9. 10 a. m.—my time for leaving was about 7 p.m., but it varied, and was very often 7.30 p. m.—I generally left Maurice there—=he was out the greater part of the day—he would come in about 5 p. m., and would find an accumulation of orders, which he would have to post up and send on to Norwich—the ledger we kept was merely a reference ledger; it does not contain money entries—I have seen Maurice take a small cash-book out of a locked drawer in his desk—there are five partners—they came from time to time; Mr. Alfred Barnard and Mr. John Hilling came oftener than the others—they had not been there for about six weeks before Maurice was given into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The course, of business was, I and others took orders from the customers as they came in, which were entered on a piece of paper and put on the prosecutor's desk under a weight—if it was a cash transaction the money was handed to Maurice or put in his drawer, and his attention drawn to it—his duty was to enter the orders in the official order-book—-all orders were sent to Norwich—his book was a record of all business done.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-18" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HERNAGE</persName> </hi>. I am and I was a clerk to the prosecutors on 17th April—this receipted invoice for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is my writing from Maurice's instructions-the boy was to hand it in if he received the money on the delivery of the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been at this business about five years—I was a salesman at times, but principally a clerk—about this time I had three domestic calamities—my father died in March—I was never long away at a time—I came to business almost every day and wrote what letters there were to write in the morning, and then I was permitted to leave—my aunt died about three weeks after my father's death; a few weeks after that my wife met with an accident—I had a fortnight's holiday in May—Maurice made remarks in his letters to Norwich about the pressure of business caused by my absence; I noticed it in Maurice's Norwich letter, which was copied in a book like that produced—there were 24 inclosures, the numbers of the orders being given at the end of the letter—Maurice wrote to Norwich enclosing the day's orders every evening, and the letter was copied in this book, to which we frequently had to refer—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was for a glass screen—Messrs. Barnard are not the manufacturers of them, and they are not sent from Norwich—the sale of the screen did not enter into my depart ment—I did not sell it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-19" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK ACLAND</persName> </hi>. In April last I was in the prosecutor's employ as porter—on 17th April I took some screens to Mr. Forbes in Bolton Gardens, South Kensington—I took this invoice with me ready receipted—I did not receive the money—I took the invoice back to the warehouse, and laid it on Mr. Maurice's table.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only took one screen—I generally leave the premises</p>
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<p>in Queen Victoria Street about 7.30, at the same time as Mr. Maurice—he locked up the place—he never stayed after I left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-20" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ACRERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Cheque Bank—the prisoner had an account there in April this year—these two cheques of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. were passed through our bank—I am not quite sure to whose credit the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. cheque was passed, but I have not very much doubt that it was passed to the prisoner's—I know his handwriting—I should say the endorsement is his writing—I have no doubt about it—it bears the stamp of our bank—the other cheque was passed to his account, and the en dorsement is his.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-21" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD RYALL</persName> </hi>. About 12th April last I made a purchase at the warehouse of Messrs. Barnard, Bishop, and Barnard, in Queen Victoria Street—I received this invoice the day after—I sent this cheque in payment, and received this receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-22" type="given" value="JOHN HILLING"/>JOHN HILLING BARNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Barnard, Bishop, and Barnard, iron founders and manufacturers, at Norwich—we also have a retail business there, and showrooms in Queen Victoria Street, in London, where we supply goods from the country on orders received there—the prisoner entered our service originally by this letter of September 19th, 1877 (
<hi rend="italic">This proposed a salary of</hi> 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a year, and a com
<lb/>mission of about</hi> 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">per cent</hi>)—he continued in our service from that time until the period of these proceedings, but his remuneration was increased—there was then some over-drawing on his part, and we agreed, to let him repay the amount by instalments—we increased his salary, and he was to pay off 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month (
<hi rend="italic">A Utter from the witness to the prisoner, dated December 1st,</hi> 1877,
<hi rend="italic">was read; it expressed a willingness to accede to the terms proposed by the prisoner——namely, a payment of</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on the 1st of the month, and</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on the 15th; that this was not to be looked upon as a fixed salary's but that they wished him to have a fixed salary, and a commission on his sales, which were working satisfactorily</hi>)—these letters of 10th and 14th March are in the prisoner's writing, also this account referred to in the letter of the 14th (
<hi rend="italic">These letters were appeals to the prosecutors consideration in consequence of domestic expenses, and a debt for furniture, and expressed a hope that he might not lose their confidence, which he would do his best to regain</hi>)—the account he enclosed shows his indebtedness to us to be 407
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I think the increase of his salary to 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was settled at that time with our chief clerk—the course of business after that was that he was to send down to Norwich a weekly. account, and he did so very regularly—there were two cash-books, one of which was kept at Norwich, and the other in London, and they were exchanged weekly—that was arranged in February, 1882—those books showed the amounts received and paid, including the petty cash—besides those two books there was an official order-book, and a weekly sheet showing the receipts and payments—I have here the sheet of 17th April, 1882, in which the entry of the 17th ought to be, also that of 13th June, 1882—there is no entry in any of the accounts of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received from Mr. Ryall on 13th April, 1882, or of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 17th April from Mr. Forbes, of Bolton Gardens, or of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Ablitt, of the Borough—I have gone through all the accounts, and am able to say that no such entry appears—I have not received those sums; they have never been accounted for—the cheques received by the prisoner should have been remitted to Norwich as speedily as possible—the cash he received he used to fend to the Cheque Bank and obtain cheques for it,</p>
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<p>which should have been sent to us by post—part of the cash he received he would use for sundry expenses; the other portion he would obtain cheques for from the Cheque Bank, and remit to us by cheques of his own on that bank—he was allowed to retain a floating balance of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the name of the customer paying the cash would not necessarily appear—I see the names are mentioned here, and the prisoner debits himself with the amounts on the other side.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No calculation has been made as to what commission was due to him at the time he sent in his account, which showed his in debtedness to the firm, but it is shown on the document itself—it was 103
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on one account, and 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the other—from April, 1877, to October, 1877, when the arrangement ceased, no new arrangement took place with regard to his payments; the commission altogether stopped in October, 1877, and he was paid 540
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I state in the letter of 1st December, 1877, that we were looking forward to arranging the com
<lb/>mission with him, and we were working out the results—we did work them out—it was never gone into further than October—on 1st De cember, 1877, I wrote, "Trusting it will develop"—I meant by that that he would get more commission, but the arrangement come to was that he was to have 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year without any commission—that was arranged with our head clerk orally—at that time I was thoroughly satisfied with the work he had done—in January, 1879, I went through the accounts of the firm—I believe the returns during the previous 15 months averaged within 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of 13,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—at that tune I may probably have expressed my sense of the value of his services, and that I would leave the matter of remuneration open for the present—I was not present at the arrangement made with the head clerk—I think his payment was increased to 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month in March, 1879; at any rate there was a rise in his salary at that time; before that it had been 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month was deducted because he had overdrawn his account—he has not repaid it yet—the increase was made to enable him to wipe off the overdraft—he had borrowed money since then—I believe only one 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>/. was sent to him—I have not got his salary account here; it would be somewhere in the books—between March and December, 1879, 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was sent to him; I am sure of that—this is a copy of his salary account copied from our cash-book in Norwich; it is in the handwriting of our clerks—in December, January, and February, he had three cheques of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. sent him, and after February we commenced to deduct 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month, but he had other loans, two of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one of 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that is shown on this paper—the account against him stands slightly less than it did originally, because he paid off some—I have never gone into his com mission since the first six months—he continued to enjoy my fullest confidence up to June this year—one of our assistants made a communication to us in June—the business continued to be fairly successful—I never found a penny wrong in the accounts he sent to Norwich; we found nothing wrong in the arithmetic—the expenses he would have to pay would be salaries of the young men, postage stamps, and so on, petty cash disbursements—the balance of cash that he had he would pay in to the Cheque Bank, and send his own cheque to us—he did that from time to time—I do not think you can write a cheque over 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the Cheque Bank—there was 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 14th June; that was in two cheques I cannot tell how many 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheques he has sent to us at one time-he</p>
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<p>may have paid in 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to his account in the course of a week, and then sent it to us by his cheques—if he received a cheque and had no cash, he was not supposed to cash the cheque and apply the portion he wanted to the business—all cheques were supposed to be sent direct to Norwich—he had a floating balance of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. always in hand—he had to keep up that floating balance, and he did, and as it went out he could replenish it, I should say it never happened that there were no cash payments in the course of the week—since the prisoner has been arrested my brother and I have carried on the business alternately—we have not engaged another manager—I have cashed cheques that I have received in the way of business if I wanted the money—I am a partner; I do as I please—I account at Norwich for all business done—I should make my drawings as I require them—I do not cash the cheques for the business, bat for my own private requirements—I have sent out to. cash cheques paid to the firm, and I have signed them with the name of the firm, as I have a right to do—I had perfect confidence in the prisoner up to June—the communication that was made to me by one of our servants was about a week or 10 days previous to the arrest—I do not think it was as long as three weeks before—I then first knew of these two items of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the commission included those two sums among others—I think the total amount I was then informed of was about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I first saw the two memoranda relating to these two sums after I had consulted my solicitor—my solicitor had them before I saw them; that was before the prisoner was arrested—I believe I had seen them before, as far as I remember—some of the memoranda were found in a drawer in the prisoner's desk—I was present when they were found—when Detective Hancock came we opened—the drawer and took them out; that was after the prisoner was in custody—several other pieces of paper were found in his desk, and the cash-books and several items that he had received the previous day—that paper is in the hands of my solicitor—the cash-books are here—Hancock opened the drawer—he did not pick the lock; he had the keys from the prisoner—everything that was found in the drawer is here—the prisoner has been five years in our employ ment, and has been sending to us week by week about 8,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—a servant under him gave us information—I did not on that go to the prisoner, because I took the other course, I went to our solicitor—we thought it better to employ a solicitor and take his advice before we took any other course—it was on that advice that I got a warrant for his arrest without asking him about the matter, or I should not have done it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The balance of the prisoner's indebtedness to us now is about 398
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—with the exception of the few deductions made after the new arrangement, he received his salary regularly—about two or three days' salary was due to him when he was arrested—the arrangement as to commission was in abeyance for a time, and ultimately the arrange ment was arrived at that he was to receive 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, he having previously had 540
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for a short time—the drawer in which the memoranda orders were was locked—we found these four other orders—I found no trace of those in the official order book.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said "If I can see Mr. Barnard I can explain all; I have nothing to say against them; they have treated me with the greatest of kindness"—he was arrested at 4 o'clock in the aftornoon; Mr. Barnard refused to see him—he was kept at the police-station, and next morning taken before the Alderman—he was remanded for a week without bail on his own recognisance—on the second occasion a solicitor appeared for him—the case was gone into, and he was let out on his own recognisance; that was on 14th July—he attended again on 20th July, and again on the 26th—he surrendered last Session to take his trial, and he has surrendered to-day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BARNARD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>). We have been charged with some screens by Messrs. Beaumont—I believe we have some in our possession at the present time—I can't say whether we have had any account sent in by Messrs. Beaumont lately; I can't say if Mr. Beaumont is here; I believe I have seen him once in Court at one of the previous sittings—I know that the screen referred to has been paid for by us; I have not the date—I believe Mr. Beaumont is in Court—I can't say whether between 9th November and 19th April Mr. Beaumont sent four screens—I can't say how many we have been charged for—I cannot admit that the screen mentioned in this indictment was delivered on 11th February and paid for on 28th April, and never charged to or paid for by us; I cannot tell anything about it one way or the other.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">See Old Court Saturday,</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 16
<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">HEWICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ADA SLAUGHTER</hi>. I live at a tobacconist and sweetstuff shop at Walham Green—about 18th August I served the prisoner with two ounces of sweets, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a florin, I bent it easily in the tester, and told her it was bad—she said she did not know it—I gave it back to her and she gave me the sweets.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-32" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KING</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger, of 42, Melmoth Place, Walham Green—on 25th August I saw my son serving the prisoner—he said "Father, this is a light two-shilling piece"—I examined it and found it was bad; it was grittv, it bent easily, and it was very light—I said "You ought to be very careful"—she said "I will tell my husband when I get home"—I gave it back to her and she paid with good money—I often saw her in the neighbourhood after that, and on 15th September, seeing her go to Mrs. Bevan's shop, I went in and spoke to Mrs. Bevan, who showed me a bad florin, and went after the prisoner—I spoke to a policeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You said you would tell your husband, not your mother—the boy did not take the coin into the parlour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-33" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN MUNSEN</persName> </hi>. My husband is a tobacconist, of 9, Garden Place, Walham Green—on 15th September, about 9.30 a. m., I served the prisoner with a halfpennyworth of sweets; she gave me a shilling, I placed it in a glass by itself and gave her the change—my husband took it out of the glass in the evening, tried it with his teeth, and made a mark on it—it was bad—there was no other shilling there—my husband threw it behind the fire—I saw it melt and drop through—it did not take many minutes—I saw the prisoner the following week at the police-court—I am sure she is the woman.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-34" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BEVAN</persName> </hi>. My husband is a tobacconist, of Walham Green—on 15th September, about 10 o'clock, I served the prisoner with half an ounce of bird's-eye; she gave me a florin, I put it in a drawer where there was no other, and gave her a shilling, a sixpence, and fourpence, and she left—King came in directly afterwards, and told me some thing—I showed him the florin—he said that it was bad—it looked bad and felt gritty and sounded dull—I ran after the prisoner and said "This is bad; I want my money back," she gave it to me and I gave her the florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-35" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ENSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a draper of 549, Fulham Road—one day in September, about 10.30 a. m., I served the prisoner with a pair of socks, price 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me a florin, I put it in my pocket—I had another florin there, which I bad seen over night, and know that it was a good one—I gave her the change, and as she left a policeman stopped her at the door—I showed him the coin, and then I saw that it was bad—she said she had put down a sixpence—she looked first at a pair of socks the price of which was fourpence—after the prisoner left I gave the other florin in change for a half-sovereign.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 649). On 13th September, about 10 o'clock, Mr. King spoke to me, and I went after Mrs. Bevan and met her coming back—I then saw the prisoner going into Mr. Ensell's shop, and when she came out I stopped her and asked her to come inside—I said to Mr. Ensell, "What coin has she given you?"—he said, "A two billing piece"—I said, "Let me look at it"—he took it out of his</p>
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<p>waistcoat pocket and gave it to me—I took her to the station, and on the way I looked behind and saw Bacon pick up something a yard and a half behind us—I said, "Give it to me," and he gave me this bad florin (
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> The policeman held me sp tightly by my arm that I dropped the coin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> No, he held you by the other arm.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant examiner of coins to the Mint—these coins are both bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her statement before the Magistrate and in her defence, said that she was a dressmaker, and received</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in silver from a lady, which she kept in a box, and added other money to it and took money from it, but did not know that any of it was bad, and that the policeman jerked her hand, which caused her to let the coin fall.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-910-18821016 t18821016-910-punishment-5"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY KILPIN</hi> (29)</persName>
<rs id="t18821016-911-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18821016-911-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-911-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a medal resembling a half-sovereign with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HEWTCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-40" type="surname" value="BOORMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-40" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BOORMAN</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Brondesbury Arms, Can terbury Road, Kilburn—on Sunday, 1st October, about 9. 45 p. m., the prisoner came in with another young man, and called for a pint of sixpenny ale—my barman served him and brought me this coin—I said in the prisoner's hearing, "This is not a good one"—he said that it was—I got another half-sovereign, and said it was as base a coin as I ever saw, and gave it back to him and showed him the difference—he handed it to his friend, who paid me 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the ale—he said, "I got it at some place, and I will take it back to where I got it from. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said that to his friend, but he did not name any place—change is placed in 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piles at the back of the bar; the barman can give change without coming to me; if it had been good the barman would not have come to me—it is not at all like a half-sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-41" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-41" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Brondesbury Arms—the prisoner called for a pint of six-ale, and when I came back the coin was on the counter—I discovered immediately it was not good, and showed it to Mr. Beaumont.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-42" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-42" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-42" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Sir Robert Peel, Kilburn—the prisoner came there on 1st October about 10.30 with two more men, and asked for a pot of six-ale; he tendered a half-sovereign—I took it to Mr. Weatherall—the prisoner did not say anything about asking the governor if it was a good one—I had never seen him before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I will swear I did not see him on the Saturday before this; I was in the bar the whole evening, from half-past 3 to 12 o'clock, except for a quarter of an hour at 9 o'clock, when I went to supper—we are very busy on Saturday evenings—I do not recollect the face of every person who comes in for drink—I do not recollect seeing him; he might</p>
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<p>have come while I was at supper—I gave the landlord the coin, and asked him if it was good, because I thought it was not good when I saw it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-43" type="surname" value="WEATHERALL"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-43" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WEATHERALL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Sir Robert Peel, Kilburn—I was attending at my bar on Saturday, 30th September, from 4 o'clock till 12, with the exception of two intervals of five minutes each—I did not see the prisoner there that evening—on Sunday, 1st October, about half-past 10, he came in with two other men—they did not ask for anything in my hearing, and I did not see them served—the barmaid brought me this coin—I immediately said it was bad, and asked her to point out the man—I do not know if the prisoner could hear me—I said to him, "This is a bad half-sovereign, so very bad. you must know it"—one of his companions said, "Oh yes, he had it here last night in change for a sovereign, we saw him receive it"—the prisoner said, "Yes, that is so"—I said, "I am quite sure that is untrue; you could not have had this half-sovereign in change"—I can swear that half-sovereign was not given in change that night—the other man said, "I am positive he had it"—the prisoner scarcely spoke a word—I sent for a constable, and asked him to take their names and addresses—he said he thought he had better take the prisoner to the station—I always give change for a sovereign in silver, but if the customer asks specially for a half-sovereign the barman comes to me for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't refuse to give a customer a half-sovereign, but it is a very uncommon occurrence—I was not out of the house that night—the barmaid could not give a half-sovereign change without disobeying orders—my barman was serving on the Saturday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-44" type="surname" value="GRIMES"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-44" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS GRIMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 88). I was called on 1st October to the Sir Robert Peel public-house—the landlord said to me "This man gave a half-sovereign to the barmaid; she gave it to me, and it is bad"—I charged him—he said "I got it here on Saturday night in change for a sovereign"—I found on him half a crown and two shillings good money—the landlord gave me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries as to the prisoner, and find he has always borne a good character—he was in the army and discharged with a certificate of good character—I have heard he was in the employ of Joseph Fison and Co. at Ipswich.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-45" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is an ordinary brass whist marker—it is not a good sixpence gilded over—the Queen's head is on one side, and the other side is rubbed off—it is not a Hanoverian medal.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examines.</hi> I can see the end of a laurel wreath remaining on the other side, but it wants a numismatic eye to see it—I don't mean that it is intended to resemble a sixpence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of attempting to obtain the change by false pretences. Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SHERIDAN DAVID PASLEY</hi> (37)</persName>
<rs id="t18821016-912-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18821016-912-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-912-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling the sums of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821016-912-offence-1 t18821016-name-47"/>Jeye's Sanitary Compounds Company</persName>, Limited, his masters,</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-48" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-48" type="surname" value="POLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-48" type="given" value="MESSES"/>MESSES. POLAND</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BRINDLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-49" type="surname" value="PRICE"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-49" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, living at 1, Neville Street Abergavenny, Monmouthshire—on 11th March, 1882, I sent a cheque for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. payable to the order of Augustus Sawres of the Jeye's Sanitary Compound Company—this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was sent to me, the cheque was returned through my bankers, and I was debited with that amount—I have my pass book with me—the initials on the receipt are S. D. P.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sent the cheque by post, and received the receipt by post—I think this "Account rendered January, 1878," refers to the goods sent with it—I gave the order for them to Jeye's representative who called on me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-50" type="surname" value="STOCKWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-50" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STOCKWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Bridgend Local Board of Health, and have chambers at the Town Hall—on 15th March, 1882, they were indebted to the Jeye's Sanitary Compound Company 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I sent this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for that amount to. the offices of the company in London, and got this receipt—it is initialled
<hi rend="italic">"Pro</hi> Jeye Company, S. D. P., 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 82"—the cheque was paid through my bankers in the ordinary way, and I was debited with it—I have my pass book with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The orders were sent by the Surveyor of the Board through the post.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-51" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-51" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I live at the Broadway, Stratford, Essex, and am an oilman—I was lately manager to Messrs. Lee, of 186, Bishopsgate Street Without, oil and colourmen—while I was there the prisoner called on me for orders on behalf of the Jeye Sanitary Compound Company—from time to time I gave him orders—this is an account I received from the prisoner on account of Jeye Sanitary Compound Company—there is an order of three items on 24th March, 1881, for disinfecting soap and purifying tablets amounting to 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; there are other items on April 11, on May 7 three items, on May 29 two items, and in June other items, and so on down to October 7—the total amount is 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—some goods amounting to 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. were returned, leaving a balance of 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which I paid the prisoner in cash on March 18, 1882, and he gave me this receipt, which he signed in my presence—that is the only time I have seen him write—the orders were generally given to the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The money was paid at 156, Bishopsgate Street—the prisoner called on me for the money—the orders were mostly given by me to him when he called—he was the only person in connection with the company I over paid money to, and the only one I ever saw in connection with the company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-52" type="surname" value="SAWRES"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-52" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS SAWRES</persName> </hi>. I live at 111, Crystal Palace Road, East Dulwich, and am secretary to the Jeye Sanitary Compound Company, Limited—our office is at 43, Cannon Street, City—the defendant was chief clerk in the service of the company—I engaged him—it was his duty to attend to the books—he was paid 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week at first and afterwards 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—in addition to that he was paid a commission on orders introduced by himself—the rate of commission was 20 per cent, on the purifier and 10 per cent, on the soap—he did not receive that commission weekly, but 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at a time—he has been paid the whole of the commission due to him—there is nothing due to him from the company—it was his duty to enter in the books any moneys received, and to call my attention to it—it was mv</p>
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<p>place to receive money—all letters addressed to me I had to open—if any money was received in my absence, the prisoner's duty was to bring it to me as soon as I came in, and see it written off in the invoice book—unless a date were put against it in the invoice book, it would be very difficult to trace it, as we have about 10,000 small accounts—Mr. Price was in the debt of the company 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this cheque never came into my hands—it is made payable to me—my name is in full; the endorsement is not mine—I did not authorise any one to sign it—it is not a good imitation of my writing—the receipt for this money is in the prisoner's handwriting—the account is not made out by him—this is the book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with the entry, and the word "paid" is written across it—I can't say whose writing that is—there is no date to it—the Bridgend Local Board had an account with us—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is made pay able to me with my name in full—it never came into my hands—I did not endorse it, nor authorise any one to sign it for me—it is not a good imitation of my writing—the receipt is given by the prisoner—the signa ture to this receipt for Messrs. Lee's account for 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is S. D. P.—it is the prisoner's writing—there are a. number of items on this account of goods supplied by the Jeye Company to Lee and Co. amounting to 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—sundry sums have been paid, leaving a balance of 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—there is no entry in the books of the company of those three items marked in blue—our system of ordering from our country works from the Cannon Street office is this: I make out an order-sheet for every order I receive, and I have it copied in the press and send it down to the country—that sheet should represent the whole of the orders that have gone through the books—there were sometimes two or three sheets—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">is</hi> the sheet of the 23rd March—I made it out and caused it to be copied in the press—this is the press copy—additions have been made in the prisoner's writing to the sheet—they are "Lee and Co., Bishopsgate Street, two cwt. soap, two dozen purifiers and two dozen tablets"—they amount to 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the account is in the handwriting of another clerk, Skillman, who was in the office and has been discharged—I made out this sheet for 7th May—it passed through the press book as in the former case-an addition has been made to it in the prisoner's writing, "Lee and Co., two dozen lbs. of powder and two dozen purifier. Urgent," amounting to 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on June 20th I prepared a sheet in the same way, and it was passed through the press book—there is an addition in the prisoner's handwriting, "Lee and Co., two dozen purifier tablets, and one cask, two cwt. of powder, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—on 26th July I made out this sheet—this supplemental sheet to it is in the prisoner's writing—it is an amount of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not know of that addition being made—we keep a small stock in the office, and small orders are supplied from there—there are some smaller item in this account of Lee and Co.'s which. I find no trace of in the office books—I did not receive any money from the prisoner on this account of Lee and Co.'s—he had no authority to take the company's cheques and cash them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I engaged the prisoner at the beginning of 1880—I had a reference, to Burnie, Bellamy, and Co., tent manufacturers, of Mill wall——I had a very satisfactory character with him—I engaged him as book-keeper, and for duties that would fall to a book-keeper—I should not call travelling and soliciting orders part of a book-keeper's duty—he</p>
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<p>went one journey out of town two years after he came to me, at his own request—he made journeys in town, but not during business hours—he constantly obtained orders—I would not say that they were obtained after business hours—he would keep the books while he was in—he would not make all the entries in the books; he would see that they were entered—it was his duty to keep the ledger and day-book—the invoice book was kept by the invoice clerk, Skillman—that was to record every invoice before it was sent out—in December, 1881, a boy named Mannell did it—he is still in the service of the company—it was the duty of the person who received the money to write it oil in the invoice book, or to give directions for it to be written off—Mannell is 13 or 14—he has a salary of 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—Skillman put the work out he boy—I knew he had done so—Skillman used to bring in orders—he had no leave to go out and obtain orders—I did not know that he went out—he abstracted orders from the letters, and brought them into me—that was not his duty—he was dismissed for doing that on 31st March this year—he was at the office before I arrived in the morning—all letters addressed to me ought to have been put on my desk in the morning—there was another boy in the office, Greenwood—he had 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he would make entries and cross others out in the invoice-book by the direction of the prisoner—if Skillman received money in the office when the prisoner was out, it would have been his duty to give directions for it to be crossed out—I don't think the office was ever left to the boys alone—I had a separate room there—when I opened a letter containing a cheque, the course of business would be to pay it into the bank—I should give it into the next room to be paid in, and I should always give the account to Skillman to make out the receipt, and cross them off in the invoice book, and post the receipts to the customers—it has never happened that Skillman has been absent, and that I have given the account to the prisoner to receipt—cheques have arrived when Skillman was oat, but they would wait until he came in—I have never heard of Skillman leaving the boy to write and post the receipt—my son was a clerk there up to August, 1881—he was collector—a minute of the directors states why he left, they wanted an older man—I afterwards informed them that he was a defaulter to the amount of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I refunded that money myself—until I heard it at the Mansion House in this case, I did not know that the prisoner had informed them about my son's defalcations before I had—our bank was the City Branch of the Union Bank—I sometimes paid the company's cheques into my own private banking account at the Capital and Counties Bank—I often wanted cash for the company's business—it would not be a usual thing for me to send out and get a customer's cheque cashed at the bankers' on whom the cheque was drawn if I wanted money in the office—sometimes I sent the cheques out to get them cashed, and sometimes I paid them in—I had my own little cash-book, in which I balanced every day my own and the company's cash independently of the company's books—every amount I received on account of the company went into the company's cash-book—if a customer paid money into the office to one of the clerks, it was his duty to bring it to me—I should not give him a receipt, but enter it in this private cash-book if I did not enter it in the company's cash-book—at this time the directors were cognisant that I was engaged in a steam laundry company, but it was out of business hours—I was the proprietor of that laundry—it was started in 1880, and I made it over to my land
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<p>in June, 1881, because there was nothing more to be made out of it—it was not a success—I knew the prisoner was in the habit of getting orders on his own account for the Jeye Company, and receiving money from the customers, and afterwards handing the money to me, and I presume he solicited orders and got letters in return addressed to him personally—immediately I had opened the correspondence in the morning I would make out the order sheets, and if other orders came in I would add them to the sheet, and would sometimes make out a second or third sheet—I was always there in the morning—I would sometimes go out—if orders came in while I was out they would wait till I came in—if the customers were in a hurry one of the clerks might, as an exceptional thing, add them to the sheet—one of these orders of Lee and Co's, is on a supple mental sheet—it was their duty at Plaistow to keep an. account of the orders—although orders were not in the copying book, they would be in the Plaistow books—the November account of Lee and Co. was made out by Skillman—the signatures to the two orders are not alike; neither of them is a good imitation of mine—I myself gave notice to Skillman to leave, and told him the reason, for opening letters—that was the only reason—he did it to obtain orders, and get a commission upon them—I thought that exceedingly dishonest-—I gave him a character when he left, but dated two or three months before he left, as I did not think I could consistently give it him up to the time he left—I did it from softness of heart—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the character I gave him (
<hi rend="italic">This was a character for industry, zeal, and intelligence; and stated that in his few cash transactions he had always been found correct</hi>)—the prisoner was given into custody on 3rd July—he came to the "office a fortnight or three weeks before—I did not know he was going to be arrested till the day he was arrested—when he did come I told him there would be a warrant out for his apprehension—the directors said there would be—I told him that from softness of heart, simply to give him a chance of escape—it was no doubt a great indiscretion on my part—he said, "I have done nothing, I cannot understand why I should be arrested," and afterwards he asked if it could be cleared up, if something could not be done—I did not suggest that he should leave, and that I would write to him to a post office in the name of Joseph Wilkins—he asked if I would communicate with him, and I said I would—I might have said before the Magistrate I suggested it; if I did, it was a mistake—he said at first he did not want to be written to-in the name of Joseph Wilkins, but he afterwards consented to it—he asked how I could communicate with him, and I said I would do so in another name—he said, "What name?"—I hesitated a little, and said "Joseph Wilkins," and he consented to it—he said he was quite innooent, and asked if it could be cleared up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know that at that time the affairs of the company were being investigated by the directors—I knew that it was stated at the Board that they would prosecute any one committing defalcation—the prisoner was regular at the office—I don't think he was a good book keeper—I was on friendly terms with him up to the time of his leaving—since Skillman left I found that he was dishonest—this printed envelope directed to the prisoner's private address with the words "accountant and other departments," was given to me by one of our customers—some cheques that I received I paid in to my own account, but they have all passed to the company's account, every farthing—I don't think the directors knew of my doing it.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I several times asked to put the date, but the prisoner put me off by saying, "I will give it you another time"—I was not the only person who wrote in this book, anybody would do so who was told to—I had to make out invoices—the dates were not put—in the next two or three pages there are seven or eight entries without a date.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WITHERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Shoreditch Branch of the Central Bank of London—Mr. William Ford, of 24, Liverpool Street, bootmaker, had an account there—he is now dead—in the ordinary way he paid in cheques from time to time—both these cheques on 11th March, one for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and one for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., have the stamp of the bank on them—they are country cheques—we keep an entry of the country cheques we receive in a book—I have made a copy from the book—on 5th April this cheque for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. signed by Mr. Price, of Abergavenny, was paid in to Mr. Ford's account—this cheque for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. signed by Mr. Stock wood, of Bridgend, was paid in to Mr. Ford's account—it was stamped and passed in the ordinary way.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-55" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY VARLEY</persName> </hi>. I was manager to Mr. Ford, of 24, Liverpool Street, a bootmaker—the prisoner was a customer—he has asked me from time to time to pass cheques for him through the bank—the first time he said he was an accountant, and had business in the country, and cheques were sent to him from time to time from the country, and as he had no banking account of his own wonld I pass them through our bank—I agreed to do it under the direction of Mr. Ford—the cheques were payable to Mr. Sawres—I did not know the prisoner as Pasley; I never heard the name till I was at the police-court—I have taken the cheques from time to time, and paid them in, and given him the money—the only cheques I did not receive from customers were those I received from the prisoner—I could not speak to specific cheques, because there were about 60 of them—it extended over a long period—they were all honoured.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was a customer—he dealt at the shop—he gave me the name of Augustus Sawres as his name, because I have entered it in my book—my seeing that name on the cheques would have a tendency to make me believe it was his name—I did not ask his name when he bought boots, because he paid for them at once—I said before the Magistrate, "I don't know if he ever gave me his name "—I did not know him as Mr. Pasley—I should not have cashed these cheques if anybody else had brought them—I gave the cash to the prisoner at the shop when he called—he told me he lived at Brixton.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 27th July last I arrested the prisoner on a warrant—I read it over to him—he said, "I don't remember it"—I told him it was for an amount of 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. embezzled on 15th June—hesaid, "I don't remember it"—I said, "I shall have to take you in custody on this charge"—he said, "There is another one in it, and I shall tell you"—I said, "Who's that?"—he said, "The secretary"—I told him there would be several other charges, to which he made no reply—I took him to the station, searched him, and found on him a postal order, which purports to be signed by Augustus Sawres—I showed it to him, and said, "How do you account for this? whose writing is this?"—he said</p>
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<p>"Mine; I was only having a bit of a lark with it"—the charge was read over to him, and he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He added, "I did not intend to pass it"—it was a postal order for half-a-crown—December 1881 is the date on it—it is payable within three months—I said, "There will be other charges preferred against you"—it may have been in answer to that he said, "There is somebody else too"—I think his words were, "There is somebody else in it as well as myself"—I can't remember the exact words.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the lax manner in which the business of the office was earried out.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-59" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BUCKINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife, and live at 18, Park Mews, Kilburn—on Monday 19th June he came in—I don't know that he said anything—he struck me about the face with his fist, and after wards kicked me—I fell down, and he kept kicking me in different parts of my body—I tried to get under the bed out of his way—I screamed, and my son came in and stopped him—before that he threw a plate at me, which hit me on the side of the head and made it bleed—I felt very poorly, and laid on the floor all night—next morning the prisoner got me some brandy, and told me to get a doctor—he was in drink when he did this, and so was I—I took to my bed afterwards, and was attended by a doctor for some time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I went out early in the morning to take my little boy to the doctor's—I came home about 4 in the afternoon—I had had some drink, and neglected your tea—I did not fall from drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BUCKINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the prisoner and prosecutrix, and lived with them—on 19th June, between 7 and 8 in the evening, I heard my mother scream, and I went to the room and told father that I would lock him up if he hid not leave off knocking mother about—he said nothing—I did not see him doing anything—he was sitting on the bed—mother was lying on the floor—I did not lift her up; she said she felt easier lying there—father had been drinking—I can't say what state mother was in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen mother drunk, and you have had to cook the dinner—she pawned your watch—when drunk she is quarrelsome—you have had to sleep in my room in consequence—you have been a good father, and worked hard for your family—my mother has been constantly drunk ever since I can remember.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-61" type="given" value="JOHN MCDOUGAL"/>JOHN MCDOUGAL STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—on 20th June I was called to the prosecutrix—she was in bed suffering from shock, and from bruises in various parts of the body, caused by violence, from a blunt instrument, such as a fist or a boot—she was afterwards in a state of collapse, and at one time it seemed improbable that she would recover, and her deposition was taken—her state was due to inflammation of the covering of the bowels, most probably produced by rupture of the liver—that must have been caused by some extreme violence, such as a kick—the liver was enlarged, and she was very susceptible to injury in that</p>
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<p>organ—that was the result of intemperance—I have known the prisoner for some time as a steady, sober man, constantly at work—he is an army pensioner, having served 21 years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-62" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PINCOMB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X R</hi> 11). On the evening of the 28th June I saw the prisoner at his door—I said his wife was very ill, and likely to die, and most likely he would be charged with assaulting her—he said, when he came home on the evening in question he found his wife drank and tea not ready; he hit her, and next morning she was very ill—I after wards took him into custody—I have known him for some time as a very kind, inoffensive man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi> On several occasions, almost always, I may say my wife has been a drunkard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-63" type="given" value="MARY JANE"/>MARY JANE LANE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter, I am married—he has been a very good father, and tried to bring us up respectably, and ever since I can remember mother has been a very great drunkard.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHAELES MOEGAN</hi>
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<p>916.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821016-916-offence-1 t18821016-name-72"/>William John Mitchell</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain and three lockets.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-73" type="given" value="HARRY"/>MR. HARRY GIFFARD</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN MITCHELL</hi>. I am a watch-maker, of Kilburn Park Road, Maida Vale—a little after midnight on 21st August I was returning home through Seymour Place, Bryanston Square, and was surrounded by four men—Jukes was one of them; he struck me violently in the stomach, and stole my watch and chain and lockets, worth 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the others held me from running alter him, and he escaped—to the beet of my belief Embers is one of them—I called "Police," and gave them a description of the persons—on the night of 14th September I saw the prisoners at the station among 8 or 10 others—I picked out Jukes at once, and after looking twice I picked out Embers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jukes.</hi> I could recognise you out of a hundred.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Embers.</hi> It might have been a minute before I picked you out—the detective said nothing to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-74" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS NEWPORT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On 28th August the prosecutor came to the station and gave a description of two men who had assaulted and robbed him—on 14th September, about half-past 11 o'clock at night, I saw the prisoners together in the Edgware Road, about 300 yards from where the robbery was committed—they went into the Red Lion—I went in with another constable and told them I should take them into custody</p>
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<p>for stealing, on the night of 18th August, in Seymour Place, a gold watch, chain, and three lockets, from the prosecutor, and likewise assaulting him—they said "We know nothing about it"—I took them to the station, and placed them between nine others—the prosecutor immediately identified Jukes, but was doubtful as to Embers—he ultimately said he be lieved he was one that had hold of his coat.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-75" type="surname" value="GOULD"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-75" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GOULD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 269). I was with Newport—I have heard his evidence; it is correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JUKES</hi>*—
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<interp inst="t18821016-916-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18821016-916-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-916-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-916-18821016 t18821016-916-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMBERS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18821016-916-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18821016-916-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-916-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>917.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE M'DONALD</hi> (25)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR SABINE</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821016-917-offence-1 t18821016-name-78"/>Horatio Henry Fleming</persName>, and stealing a spoon and other articles, Sabine having been before convicted.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>918.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD ROGERS</hi> (39)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-81" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY WHATLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a walking-stick ferule maker, of 9, New Square, Whitechapel—on 22nd August, about 1 a. m., the prisoner came in front of me at the top of Houndsditch, and said "You assaulted me in Fenchurch Street"—I said "You have made a mistake, I never saw you before "—I walked away from him, and crossed Houndsditch, and he came in front of me and stabbed me in the groin—I did not see the knife—I said "If you don't go about your business I will have you locked up; what do you want to follow me for?"—I went on farther, and he said, "I mean knifing you"—I walked away from him half a dozen yards, and felt a stab in my back parts—I was bleeding—I went on to Bell Yard, and gave the prisoner in custody—I was in the hospital till the next afternoon, and then left, against the doctor's wish, and when I got home I had to take to my bed for three weeks—I still suffer, and it has affected my hearing, which was good before—the prisoner appeared drunk; he staggered about, but he spoke intelligibly when he said "I mean to knife you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-82" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-82" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 897). I saw the prisoner following Whatley, who said "He has stabbed me"—I took the prisoner, and on the way to the station he said "I have been set upon by four or five in Fenchurch Street, and I thought he was one of them"—I searched him at the station, and found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in his breast pocket—he was much the worse for drink, but was Able to speak coherently, and to walk without staggering.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We held him by the arms one on each side, as we thought he had a knife—he requested me to let go several times; he said he wanted to get some tobacco out of his pocket, and then to get his hand kerchief—he followed Whatley about 50 yards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-83" type="surname" value="FLETCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-83" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FLETCHER</persName> </hi>. On 22nd August I was house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—I examined Whatley; he had a punctured wound in the groin 1 1/2 inches deep, and anothers 1/2 inches deep on his</p>
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<p>buttock—they could be done with this knife—the wound on the groin was dangerous, it went into the abdominal cavity, and if it had gone in a slightly different direction it would probably have been fatal; and that on the buttock would have been dangerous if it had touched an artery—I do not see any blood on the knife, but pulling it out would wipe it—I wished to keep him in bed three weeks or a month, but he went home contrary to my advice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was on my road home from the east, when four or five men knocked me down I got up and found no one near but the prosecutor. I thought he was one of them. I was very much excited by drink. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, in which he said that, thinking the prosecutor was one of the men who assaulted him, he struck him with a knife, but had no animosity against him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-918-18821016 t18821016-918-punishment-12"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>919.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WEST</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18821016-919-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-919-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forcing and uttering a request for the delivery of 12 pictures with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-85" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HFNRY EDWAEDS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Henry Ashdoun, a photograper, of Baker Street—on 9th September a boy brought me this letter in an envelope, gummed up—I gave it to Mr. Ashdoun—I had a conversation with the boy—he left, and I followed him—he went up to the prisoner and spoke to him—I said to the prisoner "Do you want these photo graphs?" and he said "No, I have been commissioned by a third party to send the boy to Mr. Ashdoun." (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Please send by hearer 12 cabinets Rev. B. Carpenter. C. H. Harrod. Accounts paid on Monday, when remittance will be sent.") I do not know the signature—I said "I recognise you as having been at Mr. Ashdoun's three or four months ago and had some photographs under the name of Tucker"—he said "Tucker is a friend of mine, I am looking for him"—I asked him to come to Mr. Ashdoun's with me—he said "No, I will find my friend first"—I called a constable, and the prisoner ran; I gave him in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-86" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PUDDIFOOT</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Harrod, who keep a general store at 101, Brompton Road—the prisoner was in this employ 12 months and left—this order is his writing on one of our present forms, it is signed "C. B. Harrod"—those are Mr. Harrod's proper initials.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have seen you write many times here is some of your writing (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), but I did not see you write it
<lb/>the books are all in your writing, but they are not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-87" type="surname" value="BALL"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 222). On 9th September, about 3 p. m., I was on duty in Oxford Street—Mr. Edwards called me, and the prisoner started running, but he laid hold of him in a few yards, and gave him in custody for obtaining photographs under fake pretences—he said "You have made a mistake, I am not the man. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-88" type="surname" value="ASHDOUN"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-88" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ASHDOUN</persName> </hi>. I am a photographer, of Baker Street—en 13th April the prisoner brought me this order: "33, Mansion House Street, Hammersmith. To Mr. Ashdoun. Sir,—Please send me one dozen Miss Irene Win your trade list and invoice, and I will send the amount. Yours truly, S. Tucker. "I did not complete the order, but I let him have a few—I afterwards went to 33, Mansion House Street, but could not find Mr. Tucker or any stationer's shop—I saw the prisoner at</p>
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<p>the station on 19th September, and charged him; he said "There is such a person, but his name is Ticey; Tucker is a false name that he gave," or he may have said "the name he trades in. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I ascertained that a person of that name slept there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PUDDIFOOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These two letters are not the prisoner's writing, they are Ticey's writing—he was in the same employ as the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that the letters were in Ticey's writing, who was going to open a shop in the name of Tucker, in which he was to assist, that Ticey employed him in delivering letters, the contents of which he did not know; that he took a letter to Mr. Ashdoun's and received a sealed packet from him, which he delivered to Ticey, and that he had given the officers every information to enable them to find Ticey.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 17
<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">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. obtained by false pretences. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-920-18821016 t18821016-920-punishment-14"/>—Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>921.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Brown</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Ten Years' Renal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<p>922.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANGEL ANTHONY DODD</hi> (25)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 52
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>923.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821016-923-offence-1 t18821016-name-98"/>Alfred George Weaver</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic"> And</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>924.
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>925.
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant R</hi>). On 18th April I received information of this robbery—I went to the prosecutor's house and examined the promises—I found a person had got over a back wall, placed a large flower-pot on an empty butt, got into the water-closet, through the window, and passed down into the house and out at the back door—on the 18th, about 11 a. m., I was in the North End Road, Fulham, I saw</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have not known you to be in trouble before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, of 4, Star Lane, North End—on 19th April, about 10 a. m., the prisoner called on me—I had known him previously—he brought two coats in a bundle—I asked him where he was going to; he said "Up the road"—I said "I am going to South Kensington;" he said "Ask the
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> if she will carry these up"—I said "What are they?"—he said "Two coats"—my wife carried them up—the constable saw us going along—when we got near to the railway station we went and had something to drink at the Three Kings—I went and paid the train to South Kensington—when
<hi rend="italic">the missis</hi> had gone down the prisoner said "Crookenden has gone down;" I said "What for?" he said "You will see"—I forgot to take my change up; I went down after the
<hi rend="italic">missis—I</hi> said "What is this about?" the policeman said "I must take you into custody"—I said "I know nothing of them; I was asked to take care of the things, that is all I know about it"—I was arrested, committed, and acquitted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not call you out of the Clarence Hotel—I went up the road with you—a constable met the
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> when you and I were walking up the road—I did not tell you going along that I bought six pairs of boots of your nephew at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a pair.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-107" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BARNETT</persName> </hi>. I am John Barnett's wife—I remember carrying this bundle on 19th April—on 18th April, about 10 o'clock, the prisoner gave my husband the bundle outside the gate of our house—my husband gave it to me, and I carried it to the station—Crookenden stopped me and asked me what I had got; I said "Two coats. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I live at 4, Star Lane, North End, Fulham—my husband was home before. 10 o'clock that night, and the door was closed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty. I never knew how to break into a house. I get my living by hard work as a scaffolder, and I have been to work ever since."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent. I have got two masters here, Mr. Marsh and Mr. Young, who will give me a good character. (
<hi rend="italic">They were called, but did not answer.</hi>) The only thing I thought of getting into; trouble, for was in buying the boots. I did not know they</p>
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<p>were stolen. The other things I know nothing at all about—I never aw them till they were brought into Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUITY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs>
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<p>926.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a dark night—there were about six or seven people about—I had been to a friend's in St. Martin's Lane—I was not sober—I remember the prisoner's features, because he stood in front of me, and I remembered his face on the following morning all at once at the Marlborough Street Station—I do not remember saying I was not tore he was the man—I said he was the man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-112" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MATTHIAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 67). About 12.30 a. m. on Monday, the 18th, I was in West Street—I saw the prosecutor go with a female down West Street—I knew she was an associate of what is termed "the forty thieves of the Dials"—the prosecutor was under the influence of drink—I saw the prisoner and two others on the opposite aide of the was—they walked direct to the prosecutor, and the prisoner made a rush at him, the other two catching hold of his arms—the prosecutor shouted "Stop thief"—the prisoner ran up St. Martin's Lane into a court, and I turned him—I caught him in about 600 yards—he said "I have not got the watch"—the prosecutor came up and said "That is the man that has got my watch"—at the same time he had a blow with a stick or a stone which knocked his hat off—he was knocked down—several who appeared to be associates came and shouted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw the prisoner before that night—I took a note at the station of what he said—I have it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it took a quarter of an hour to get to the station—I asked the prisoner what he ran away for; he said "Nothing"—I never lost sight of him—the night was fine—there was. as much light as the lamps carried—two man were. with the prisoner, when I saw him attack the prosecutor, but ho. ran through a gang, who shouted "Go on," and tried to trip me up when I ran after him.</p>
<p>
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<p>927.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FITCH</hi> (27)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821016-927-offence-1 t18821016-name-114"/>William Meacham</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-115" type="given" value="FOSTER"/>MR. FOSTER READ</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MEACHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, of 84, Cambridge Road, Bethnal Green—the prisoner is my brother-in-law—a summons which was pending is now quashed—I was at the police-court on 5th September—the prisoner followed me when I left the court—he said "What are you dogging me about for?" I said "I am not dogging you about, don't you interfere with me"—I went into a butcher's shop to avoid him—he tad attempted to strike me before that—four of us were together—I</p>
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<p>said "Fetch a constable"—the butcher's people said "Do not come in here to cause a bother;" I said "I won't cause a bother, fetch a cab" and one of them fetched a cab, and I got home—about 7 p. m., as I was closing the shop, the prisoner struck me on the back of my head—I was nearly stunned; my head bled—the prisoner said "Now, you b—, come out and fight"—I shut the door, and with others closed with him and held him down in the gutter till a constable was fetched—on the ground he used very bad language—on letting him get up he threatened to murder me; he has done so many times—a doctor was fetched at the police-station, and my head was bound up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-117" type="surname" value="LOFTBURY"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LOFTBURY</persName> </hi>. I live at 74, Wentworth Road, Bow—on 5th September I was with the prosecutor when he was shutting up his shop—I was bringing the shutters out, and as he was putting up the last shutter the prisoner came behind him, and the prosecutor tell in my hands bleeding—the prisoner said "Well, you b—, fight me now"—he threw away this piece of iron (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-118" type="surname" value="JACOBS"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-118" type="given" value="PHILIP JOSEPH"/>PHILIP JOSEPH JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Key Street—I was present on 5th September when the prosecutor was shutting up his shop—I observed the prisoner come from the kerb with this iron—he struck the prosecutor on the back, and he fell in Loftbury's arms—the prisoner dropped this iron, and I picked it up—I and others caught hold of the prisoner—he started kicking, and we held him to the ground by the aid of constables—he used several threats.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-119" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-119" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOSIAH"/>FREDERICK JOSIAH BURGESS</persName> </hi>, M. D. I 'reside at 54, Bethnal Green Road—on. 5th September I was called and examined the prosecutor—on the upper and back part of the right parietal bone he had a contused wound an inch and a half to two inches deep in the skull—it was likely to be a dangerous wound.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-927-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-927-18821016 t18821016-927-punishment-20"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>928.
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<interp inst="def1-928-18821016" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WOOD</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18821016-928-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-928-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences of
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-121" type="surname" value="LORIE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821016-928-offence-1 t18821016-name-121"/>Solomon Lorie</persName> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> unlawfully making a false declaration.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-122" type="surname" value="LORIE"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-122" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON LORIE</persName> </hi>. I am a financier, of 99, Argyle Street, Regent Street—on 29th April Wood called at my place of business—he said he wanted to borrow 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I asked him what security he offered; he said "An engine and some horses at Clapton"—I said I would send down and see if they were there, and if the security was sufficient then he could hare the money—I asked him whether the property was all his own; he said it was all his own and unencumbered, he never borrowed any money on it before—I gave instructions to somebody in my employment to report; in consequence of that report another interview took place between us, and Wood had the money—I told him the security was ample—he was to repay 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month—he received 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—one instalment was repaid—before the second instalment was due I had certain information, and I found the property had been moved—I saw Wood, and told him he had obtained money by false pretences and had made a false declaration—he said "I am very sorry," and it was wrong; he hoped I would take no proceedings against him—I put the matter in my solicitor's hands-1 have never received any but the one instalment—he offered a bill of sale as security when he had the money; I accepted it, and he executed It—I asked him whether the property was encumbered; he said "No,"</p>
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<p>and I prepared a declaration to that effect, which he executed in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bill of sale and the declaration were on our printed forms—we require a declaration as a rule—we do not charge for it, the charge is for the money—I do not remember whether the solicitor was sent for to take the declaration—Wood said he had some furniture in the Nassau Road, Brixton—a clerk went to his house, and from there to where the horses were—I can swear the furniture was not the first thing he offered because he said he had very little furniture—he had 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and 27
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by cheque, about half in each, because he wanted sufficient to pay out an execution—he did not call and tell me that Mr. Lutwyche had seized the engines—he told me Mr. Lutwyche had seized his private furniture; that was some time afterwards, but I knew it—he also said Lutwyche had no right to seize his furniture—he asked me what he should do—I said I would investigate Lutwythe's security, and see whether he had a right to seize—he came to see me in order that I should not prosecute him—I heard of the seizure about a week afterwards, and I sent to the Registry Office to search for any other bill of sale—I got certain information, in consequence of which I obtained a copy of the bill of sale given in favour of Lutwyche, and I communicated with him—that was before the prisoner came to me—I had counsel's opinion upon it—I gave it over to my solicitor, and put the matter in his hands before the defendant called upon me—I told Wood I had done so—the attorney was inquiring into the validity of this security—he said he was very sorry the first tune I saw him after I knew of the existence of the bill of sale.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">R-examined.</hi> I do not know why I did not take proceedings before—I saw Wood read the document.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-123" type="surname" value="TIDDEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-123" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS TIDDEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 50, Finsbury Square—I saw Wood sign this bill of sale to Lutwyche on 4th April, 1881—I explained it to him; it has been duly registered—the consideration was 559
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Lutwyche was a tradesman of some means, who formed a fire brigade for local fires—the bill of sale was given as security when the property was handed over to Wood—no money passed—559
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was the estimated value of the goods—as a rule I explain a bill of sale clause by clause, but I do not prepare many.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-124" type="surname" value="BURGESS"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Lorie—I was present when Wood first went to Lorie—Lorie asked him if the goods were unencumbered; he said "Yes, they were"—I was not present when the money was advanced, but I was present about a month after when Lorie told Wood, after he had found that Wood had given another bill of sale, that he could prosecute him for perjury and obtaining money under false pretences—Wood said he was very sorry; he knew he was guilty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember any one else being present at that interview, which was after May, 1882—he was guilty, and was very sorry—those were the words he used—Mr. Goateley happened to be in the office when the declaration was made—I do not remember whether he signed it in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> I asked Wood for the information before putting "The whole of my debts do not exceed the sum of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and my assets are 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—the first paragraph states that Wood is the solo and absolute owner of</p>
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<p>the property, "Nor is any part thereof charged with my encum, branes."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-125" type="surname" value="HARDING"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARDING</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Whitchurch Villas, Richmond, and am employed by Messrs. Drew and Sons, auctioneers—in April last I surveyed the fire-engine, hose, also the furniture in Nassau Road; about a month afterwards I found they had been removed—I could not fix the date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to report as to the value for Mr. Lorie—it was a small house in the Nassau Road; about six rooms—I reported separately as to the furniture—my reports were in writing—I cannot swear to the value of the furniture, certainly not 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was more like 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I have only a slight recollection of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The money was advanced on my report.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-126" type="surname" value="GOATLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-126" type="given" value="WALTER EPHRAIM"/>WALTER EPHRAIM GOATLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 7, Russell Street, Covent Garden, and a commissioner to administer oaths—on 24th April this declaration was made before me, and subscribed to by Wood—I gave it to him and asked him to read it carefully.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say the prisoner was the man who signed—the person who signed it represented himself to be Wood—I happened to call at Lorie's to see a solicitor at that time, and being a commissioner I was made use of—it was signed in my presence, and I asked Wood whether it was his signature, and whether it was correct—it was handed to me by a clerk or by Mr. Lorie.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-127" type="surname" value="LORIE"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-127" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON LORIE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) The signature "Henry Wood" to this declaration is the prisoner's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him sign it—I would not consider it a declaration unless I saw the person sign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-928-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-928-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams.</hi> </p>
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<p>929.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-929-18821016 t18821016-929-punishment-21"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>930.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH WILLIAM YARROW</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18821016-930-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> to stealing a cheque for 142
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of the
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>931.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821016-931-offence-1 t18821016-name-133"/>Joseph Hales</persName>, persons being therein.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-134" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-134" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HALES</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger, of 112, Drury Lane—the prisoner lodged on the first-Moor front—on 17th September, about 2 o'clock in the morning, I was in bed, and was awoke by two of the lodgers calling out "Fire!" and saying that Connor had set the place On fire.—I got on my things as soon as I could, went down, and met. a young man coming with a policeman—I saw a bed in the street burning—the constable went up and broke open the prisoner's door—I was close behind him—the constable said "You are having a fine game"—the place was full of smoke, and there were some bits of rag burning—the policeman took them up, and put them in a tub containing some water—there was no fire in the grate—the prisoner said nothing—I gave him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There was no flame in the room when I went in—the upper part of the window can be seen from the street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DODDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 362). At 2.30 on 17th September I was called to 112, Drury Lane—I saw fire coming from the top floor window—there was a bed tick in the street burning—I went upstairs, and knocked at the prisoner's door—he said "Who's there?"—I said "Police"—he said "What do you want here?"—I said "Open the door"—he said "You are not coming in here"—I burst the door open—on entering the room I saw two or three pieces of rag burning, and pieces of flock out of the bed—there was some water in the room—none had been thrown on the floor—there did not appear to have been any fire in the grate—I took the prisoner into custody—he said he had been having a game to himself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the room three or four minutes—I was extinguishing the fire—I picked it up, and put it into some water that was in the room—I could see your window from the street plainly, and taw pieces of fire coming from it—the rags in the room were flaring; it was not a very large flame—I picked it up with my hands and with a small piece of tin that was in the room; the wood on each side of the fireplace was scorched.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. No other part of the room was burnt—the rags were all about the room; not piled up anywhere—I had no difficulty in patting them out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi> "I was a little the worse for liquor. I went to sleep, and awoke and found the bed smouldering, and I then threw it out of the window."</p>
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<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">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended, at the request of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-138" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RONAN</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother—I lodged for a few days at 3, Queen's Place, Whitechapel, with the prisoner, his wife, and child Mary Ann, who was about 2 years 2 months old—they had another child in the hospital—I had a bed on a chest to lie down on at night; we all slept in the same room; the prisoner, his wife, and child slept on a bedstead—on Tuesday evening, 5th Sept., I went into the room; I was sober; I had taken a drop, a share of a couple of pots, but I had my senses; I was not out of the way in the least—there was a small lamp alight on the mantelpiece—the prisoner's wife was lying on the bed dressed; the prisoner was lying on the floor; the child Mary Ann was on the floor with her head towards the fender; the prisoner had his head towards the window and his legs towards the fire; he was fully dressed all but his coat; he had his boats on—a mug on the floor close by his side; there were marks of liquid spilt on the floor; I can't say whether of beer or water—I went to the bedside and topped the wife on the arm, and said" Margaret, it is a nice thing to see the child lying on the floor at this time of night in the wet"—she said "Give it to me, Johnny"—I picked up the child and handed it to her; it seemed quite warm; I saw a little blood across her mouth; I did not notice whether she was dead or not; when I gave her to her mother she said "My God, the child is dead!"—I said "Nonsense, it is impossible"—I looked</p>
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<p>at it, and was not positive that it was dead—Mrs. Ames, a lodger, was coming by; the door was open, and I called her in—the mother asked for some water to wash the child, and I went to fetch a doctor—the prisoner was still on the floor asleep—I could not get a doctor, and I returned to the room in about a quarter of an hour; I then saw that the child was dead—to the best of my knowledge the prisoner was still asleep on the floor—I woke him and said "This is a nice affair"—ho seemed in a muddle, and said something about the confounded drink—I don't believe he had his sense about him—I then went and fetched the police, and they sent me for a doctor, and Mr. Sequira came—there was a small fire in the room and a fender to it, and a shovel, tongs, and a piece of iron for a poker—the wife was intoxicated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The room door was fastened by a piece of leather and a small bolt; anybody could push it open; it was three or four feet from the street door—it is a double house with a door in the middle and six rooms, each occupied by labouring people; the street door was left open at night for the lodgers—the prisoner is a dock labourer, and has been a great number of years in the service—I had a job to awake him—he appeared very much upset—he went and kissed the child and so did I—he was an affectionate father and a good husband—he said he could not make out how it was done.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-139" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE BOWKER</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Queen's Place, opposite the prisoner's—on Tuesday afternoon, Sept. 5, the prisoner's wife left this child in the court while she went to the hospital to see the other child—I took the child upstairs and put her to bed about 5, after giving her some tea—the prisoner came home about half-past 6—I afterwards went into the room, and the prisoner and his wife were there, both very drunk—I stood the child on the floor and came away—it was then fully dressed and quite well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It looked a well-fed little thing, as if great care had been taken of it—the father was very fond of it—when I took it over he seemed pleased to have it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-140" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-140" type="surname" value="AMES"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-140" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN AMES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Ames, of 3, Queen's Place, Whitechapel—we occupied a room on the first floor about two years—the prisoner and his wife have been there since Christmas—on 5th September I was at' homo till about half-past 7 in the evening, and then went out and came back about 9.30 or 9.45—I saw the prisoner lying on the floor, I believe asleep; the mother had the child on her lap; I could not see whether it was alive or dead—I did not go farther than the door—they seemed fond of the child.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-141" type="surname" value="COLLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18821016-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM COLLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 68, Leman Street, White
<lb/>chapel—about 11 on Tuesday night, 5th September, I went to 3, Queen's Place, and in a room on the ground floor I saw a child lying on the bed quite dead; the arms were cold, but the body was rather warm—I should think it had been dead about two hours—on the 7th I made a post-mortem examination—there was a large contused wound just above the right eye, it was bleeding slightly, and a contusion above the left temple; another contusion above the left eye, over the linear, extending towards the nose—neither of those were bleeding—there was a small quantity of blood about the nostrils and mouth, the frontal bone was fractured and driven into the brain substance, and all the other bones round were fractured and quite loose—there were superficial abrasions on the right side of the body extending from about the seventh rib down towards the knee; those would be caused</p>
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<p>by dragging the body about—the upper third of the right arm was fractured—there were no wounds on the left side—there was a small contusion on each elbow and knee—the cause of death was the fracture of the frontal bone; that must have caused almost immediate death—the injuries could not have arisen from the child merely falling on the floor—considerable force must have been used, such as by a blunt instrument, possibly the heel of a boot—the wounds over the right eye and the temple were quite separate and distinct from each other—the internal organs were all healthy—I saw the prisoner that night; he was drunk, and the wife also seemed to be drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It would require a considerable amount of violence to cause such fractures as I found—a heavy body, such as a drunken person, falling on the child might possibly account for the injuries; I do not think so; it would require some hard substance—I don't think a drunken woman stumbling over the child from the bed would account for it, nor if the child had fallen with its head on the fender, and then a person had stumbled on it—I should not like to swear it, but from the description I had of the fender I think there would have been more cutting about it—I do not think a blow from the jug would cause the injuries—I saw the prisoner's boots; there was no trace of blood upon them—I did not examine the poker or fender to see if there was any mark of blood upon them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 206). On the night of 5th September I was called to 3, Queen's Place by John Ronan, and in the front room ground floor found the little child quite dead, lying on a bed with a cloth tied round its head—I saw a bruise on its forehead; it was dressed, except the shoes and stockings—the prisoner and his wife were in the room—I asked him if anybody had gone for a doctor—I was told that the brother had gone, but could not get one, and I sent for one—I asked the prisoner whether he could account for the child's injuries—he said "No; me and my wife had been to Bartholomew's Hospital to see another child; on our way home we had several drops of beer"—the wife said "Yes, it might have been two or three pots; we were both drunk"—the prisoner said "We went home; my wife lay down on the bed and I laid on the floor. I recollect nothing more till my brother woke me up at half-past nine, and said the child was dead"—I asked if he recollected what time the child was brought to him—he said "No, I can't recollect"—I asked the wife whether she could account for the child being on the floor—she said "No"—the brother then came in with the doctor—I examined the room; I saw this jug on the floor about six inches from the fender—there was a very small portion of water in it. and a lot of water spilt round it—I saw one spot of wet blood about the size of a sixpence in front of the fireplace, about six or seven inches from the fender—there was a poker between the bars of the fireplace, and the fire was out—I did not notice any other fireirons—the fender was in front of the lire in its proper place—it was an ordinary old-fashioned kitchen fender, with a flat top—nothing in the room was disturbed—the bedstead stood about two feet from the ground—I knew the prisoner by sight—he u a dock labourer—he was not taken into custody at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The place where the child's body was found was pointed out to me; it was not above four inches from the fender—the wet was not between that and the fender.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-143" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-143" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>) At 9 o'clock at night on 7th</p>
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<p>September I went to the prisoner's room—he was then sober—I told him I was a police officer, and I wanted to speak to him with reference to his deceased child—he was very excited—I have a note of what he said—he said "It is a crime and a mystery, whatever shall we do? I was very fond of the child; she would meet me in the court at night when I came home from work. On Tuesday me and my wife went to the hospital to see our child. We had some drink on the way home, but I was not exactly drunk. My wife laid down on the bed. About 7.30 I went out to get some more beer. At 8.30 I gave the child a drink of water in the passage of the house; there was nothing the matter with her then. I then laid down on the floor; my wife was still lying on the bed, and I knew nothing more about it until my brother came in about 9.30 and found the child lying by my side dead"—I told him that the child's death had occurred under very suspicious circumstances, and I should have to take him into custody on suspicion of causing its death—on the way to the station he said nothing—after the charge was entered it was read to him, and he then made this further statement: "I was not exactly drunk; I went home about 6.30 with my wife"—he then said "We were both drunk; my wife laid down on the bed and I laid on the floor till about 7.30, when I went out and got some more beer. I returned home again between 8 and 9 o'clock, when I gave the child some water. I then laid on the floor and went to sleep, and do not remember any more till I was called by my brother at 9.30. My wife did not get off the bed from the time when she first laid down until the child was put by her side, when it was discovered she was dead." When he was taken into custody he was wearing these boots (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw some spots on his trousers—they were examined by an analyst and reported not to be blood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is a water-tap in the passage outside the prisoner's room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that there was not a sufficient case to go to the Jury, the evidence pointing as much to the wife of the prisoner at to the prisoner himself.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CROW</hi> (21)</persName> was indicted
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<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">MESSRS. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BLAKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821016-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am 16 years old and live at 6, Parker Street, Drury Lane—I work and mind carts in Covent Garden Market—on Saturday night, 30th September, I was at the corner of Shelton Street, just as the public-houses were closing, 12 o'clock—I saw the prisoner inside the public-house—he ran outside and used bad language to a policeman who was there, and the policeman told some of the people there to take him down the street—some persons took him three or four yards from the public-house, and he struggled and came back—Green came over and went up to the prisoner and asked him to come home—he said "No, leave go of me, because I have got a spite in for you"—Green did not let him go, he took him on the other side to try to get him away—the prisoner said "Are you going to let me go?"—Green said "No"—the prisoner then lifted up his hand and struck Green right in the breast—he had a knife in his hand, you could only see the blade of it—I saw</p>
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<p>it in his hand when he came outside the music hall; it was open then—Green went about three steps and then fell in the gutter—I said he was stabbed; I did not know whether he was stabbed—I went up to him—somebody came and struck a match, and they all said he was stabbed in the chest—he was bleeding from the heart—there was a lot of blood running out of his side—they dragged the prisoner away; he dropped his crutch and I picked it up—he was very drunk—I did not notice what state Green was in—I knew them both.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They are cousins—I have not frequently seen them together—the prisoner is a cripple, he can hardly walk without his crutch—he drew the knife from his right-hand pocket; it was open—Green was not there when the prisoner first drew the knife and opened it; that was about five minutes before Green came up—he did not show the knife, he held it down by the side of his crutch—I could not see whether both blades were open; his crutch was under his right arm—after Green laid hold of him three strangers also laid hold of him and tried to get him home—he tried to wrench himself away—Green had hold of him round the waist by himself; the other three had hold of him when Green fell—it was very dark in the street—he was so drunk that the other persons lifted him along; that was at the time Green was stabbed—Green and the prisoner had had no quarrel beforehand—there were u lot of people at the back when Green and the others had hold of him—I did not see what they were doing; they were not hustling, they were only standing looking on—I should think Green was a stronger man than the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-147" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-147" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger, of 22, Shelton Street, Drury Lane—on this Saturday night, just as the clock struck 12, I was in Shelton Street, going home—I saw the prisoner and deceased struggling together—I was about a yard from them—no one else was taking part in the struggle—the prisoner said "If you don't let go of me I will stab you"—he said it in rather a rough way—I went away as he said the words—I came back in about two minutes and saw the deceased lying in the gutter smothered in blood—I went and got a barrow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was very drunk indeed—I did not notice whether there were other persons there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of 13, Shelton Street—on Saturday night, 30th September, a few minutes after 12 o'clock, I saw the prisoner "peaking rather angrily to a policeman—I asked him to come home; he refused—I then left him for about five minutes; I heard a noise, turne I round, and saw two men on the ground—some one called me and I went and saw the prisoner and a young man named Blaney on the top of hi a on the ground—the prisoner had a knife in his hand—I took it from him; it was open—I put it behind me and it was taken or knocked out of my hand—I don't know what became of it—there was a mob behind—I heard some one say "Poor old
<hi rend="italic">Grow</hi> is stabbed"—
<hi rend="italic">Crow</hi> was a nick
<lb/>name fur Green—I helped to take him to the hospital—the prisoner was drank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was six or seven yards from the two men; I heard no
<hi rend="italic">row;</hi> I was near enough to have heard a loud voice say, "I will stab you"—it was rather dark where this occurred—the prisoner had no crutch in his hand—I did not see Sullivan there—there were a great many people,</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-149" type="given" value="LEWIS JOSEPH"/>LEWIS JOSEPH BLANEY</persName> </hi>. I am a cook, and live at 24, Drury Lane—about 12 o'clock on this Saturday night I was outside the Great Mogul in Drury Lane; I saw the prisoner outside
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi> with somebody directly I went up to him I saw him draw a knife from his right trousers pocket and open it; I could see the blade—a policeman was standing close by; I said," Look out, he has got a knife in his hand"—I said to him,"
<hi rend="italic">Crow,</hi> what are you doing?"—he made no answer—I took him about two houses down Shelton Street—he then threw me; I felt the cold blade come on my wrist, and I let go; we were both on the ground together—I was cut on the wrist; it was accidental—I stood on the kerb for a minute holding my hand; afterwards Bennett came up—I took hold of
<hi rend="italic">Crow</hi> and took him to the door of his house, and I saw no more of it—in about a quarter of an hour the police took charge of him—I did not see him use the knife at all, or what became of it—1 did not see the deceased man at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was halloing and making a great noise outside the Great Mogul—he was a little bit intoxicated—it was whilst he was doing that that he drew out the knife and flourished it about in a stupid manner.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-150" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KIPPING</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 25, Eaton Street, Primrose Hill—I had been to the Great Mogul Music-hall on this Saturday night; as I came outside I heard a noise, shouting and halloing; I went round the corner and saw a man lying on the ground—the prisoner was standing up leaning against the wall; he had an open knife in his hand—I went and spoke to a constable.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-151" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SIMS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Great Mogul—I first saw the prisoner in the house about half-past 9 on this Saturday night—the last time I saw him was half-past 11—he had a white-handled knife with two blades; he offered it to me for sale; I said I could not be troubled about it—he was the worse for drink, and I refused to serve him with more
<lb/>he was playing with the knife in front of the counter; it was open—he went outside and took the knife with him.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 357)
<hi rend="italic">.</hi> About midnight on Saturday, 30th September, I was in Drury Lane—I saw the prisoner in front of the Mogul Tavern; he was under the influence of drink; I asked him several times to go away; he was jumping and dancing about, and behaving in a very disorderly manner—he became very abusive at the corner of Shelton Street, about 20 yards from the Mogul; there were several men about there, and they took hold of him and took him away down Shelton Street—he had his crutch at that time—I turned stay and did not interfere with him further—about two minutes afterwards Kipping came to me, and from what he said I went to Shelton Street and saw Green lying on his back in the roadway near the centre—he was bleeding from the left breast—I could not see the prisoner then, he had gone down the street—I got assistance and took him to Charing Cross Hospital in a barrow, but he was dead before he got there—he had not spoken—I at once went to 8, Shelton Street, where the prisoner lived in the first-floor front; he was there—he was the worse for drink, you could not call him drunk, he knew perfectly well what he was doing; he was being held down by a witness for the defence, who stated that he had been suffering from a fit—I told him I should take him into custody or murdering George Green—he said, "All right, do what you like, I</p>
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<p>am tired of my life"—I sent for an ambulance, and took him to the station on it—when the charge was read over to him he said, "Thank you, sir, I am very much obliged; wilful murder"—when he was being removed down the street by the men, they took him by the arm and led him away gently enough.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-153" type="given" value="MARMADUKE"/>MARMADUKE PICARD</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital when George Green was brought there on the Saturday night—I examined him at once; he was dead—I found a wound over the left nipple—blood was not flowing then, but his shirt was steeped in blood—I afterwards made a post-mortem examination—it was an incised wound, half an inch above the nipple, about an inch long—it had gone through his clothes and penetrated the heart—considerable force must have been used—it might have been inflicted by a stab with an ordinary pocket-knife, but rather a long blade, I should think—death must have been almost immediate—he had two cuts on one finger of the left hand, which might have been done by grasping the knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was a more powerfully built man than the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The cuts on the finger were down to the bone—I said at the police-court that the deceased was a slightly built man, but I am disposed to alter it, I should think he was rather a strong man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-154" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 34, Shelton Street, Drury Lane, and am the brother of George Green—he lived in the same house with me—I went to the Charing Gross Hospital, and saw his body there—I last saw him that morning at a quarter past 10—he and the prisoner were first cousins—they used to see each other very often, and were on very good terms—I never knew them to have any words.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They used to see each other perhaps a dozen times a day, and very likely oftener—They were very friendly, indeed, as far as I knew.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The following Witnesses were called for the Defence:</hi></p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-155" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE SHEA</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Shea, a bricklayer's labourer, of 2, Shelton Street—about a quarter past 12 on the night of 30th September I was sitting at my door with my husband, and saw Green and the prisoner at the corner about 80 yards from us—I saw Green cuddle the prisoner round the neck, and ask him to go home—he said "No, I will not go home; let me go"—they were scuffling—there were about a dozen people there, but I did not see them interfere—I did not hear the prisoner say, "I have a spite in for you," or "I will stab you"—I was near enough to have heard; they were speaking very loud—the prisoner was very drunk—Green had been drinking, but I don't think he was quite as bad as the prisoner—they were struggling for about a quarter of an hour; the prisoner trying to get away, and Green trying to prevent him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the knife—I saw Green fall, about two yards from my door—I did not see him struck—before Green came up some men were trying to get the prisoner home, the prisoner was without his crutch—I knew them both by sight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-156" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SHEA</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness, and was with her at our door, when I saw the prisoner and Green come round the corner—Green said to him, "Will you go home?"—ho said, "I won't go home; let me alone. I won't go home yet"—Green seized him round the</p>
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<p>waist with five or six more, and drawed him within a yard of my door—the others were taking part in it; trying to drag him home—they dragged him about 29 or 30 yards—he did not make any resistance—they were scrambling, trying to get him home, and he trying to prevent them, and they slipped—he had not got his crutch—1 have known him for 16 or 17 years—he is a kind, gentle, and humane lad—I saw them all go down together—a crowd got round, and a woman struck a lucifer while they were on the ground, and said, "Oh my God,
<hi rend="italic">Crow</hi> is stabbed"—I never missed sight of them from the corner till they came very near my door—the prisoner never called out "Let me go or I will stab you," or "I have got a spite in for you"—I swear that—I followed him down to his own room, and he had three fits there—I got him out of them—the constable came in and asked me had 1 the knife about me, or did I see the knife, and I said, "No "—I believe the prisoner is subject to fits—I was down on him keeping him to the ground when the constable came in; he was just getting over it—I have seen him and Green together—they were always friendly—I never knew them to have any words—Green was intoxicated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner is not quarrelsome when he gets a little drink—I never knew him in any
<hi rend="italic">rows</hi> unless he was tormented and his crutch kicked from under his feet—they would take his crutch away and throw it down—I never saw him use his crutch against any one—I did not see the knife in his hand; it was pitch dark, too dark for any one to see it—I never saw any blow struck; I saw them slip—I don't remember having said I saw it all and that it was an accident, and his crutch slipped from him, and in trying to catch it he fell against his cousin and the knife wounded him—I never said such a word.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LANE</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Shelton Street—on Saturday, 30th September, about 12. 15, I was standing at the corner of Shelton Street, and saw Crow and Green talking together—they went up to a policeman—Green and another man tried to drag him away; he resisted—he was very much intoxicated, he was waving his arms about, exclaiming "Let me go, let me go"—a struggle was going on all the time—they were helping to drag him down the street—I saw Green put his left arm round the prisoner's waist and try to drag him away, and the prisoner refused to go—I saw Green look at his hands, and I said "Poor old
<hi rend="italic">Crow</hi> is stabbed," meaning Green—I saw the whole of it from beginning to end—the prisoner did not at any time say "I have got a spite in for you," or "I will stab you," that I swear—I followed the barrow in which Green was placed to the hospital.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew both Green and the prisoner—I was there from the time the quarrel commenced till Green was taken to the hospital—by the quarrel 1 mean the struggle, the dragging him away—I did not hear the prisoner abuse the policeman or use bad language to him—it was while the policeman was there that some of the men tried to get the prisoner down the street—Green came up just as the policeman was going to lock the prisoner up—I did not see him take the prisoner round the neck, he took him round the waist, and said "Come home" two c three times—I saw Green look at his hand; I did not see in what state it was—I saw the prisoner with a knife in his hand when they were a little way down the street—I did not see him strike Green with it—I saw him fall—1 said he was stabbed, from the way in which he looked at his hands.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-158" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN DRISCOLL</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's sister—he and Green were on very friendly terms—they were drinking together the night this happened—I never knew them quarrel—I have known them from childhood—they always ate and drank together.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 898). I was on duty in Charles Place, Shadwell, on 16th September last—about 1.40 a. m. I saw the prisoner some little distance from the granary in Charles Place—I heard footsteps and waited in the shade of a lamp for a few minutes—the prisoner came near me, waited, and looked about and appeared to be listening—he then went towards the granary, which lies back from where I was standing, some five or six feet from the carriage way—there are two windows in the granary, facing into Charles Place—they are between four and five feet from the ground—the prisoner went to or near this window—I stopped there for some two minutes and then walked away very quietly on my toes—I did not see or hear anything take place while he was waiting there—following on I came to the window and saw some straw inside the grating, alight, on the window ledge—there was some other straw lying in the roadway, as if an old straw bed had been there, and this on the ledge was similar to that outside—I cannot say whether the straw was burning at that window before the prisoner went up there—fifteen minutes before I had seen the window and there was no straw there, only what was lying in the roadway—it was impossible for me to put out the fire, as the grating was only two inches wide—I followed the prisoner into Broad Street and then turned into Glasshouse Fields, at the top of which, in Bath Street, I overtook him—I asked him what he was doing out at that hour in the morning—he said he was going home—I said "Where do you live?"—he said at "331, Cable Street"—he was going towards Cable Street when he left the corner, but he had only that instant turned the corner when I took him into custody; he had been going in the opposite direction—Charles Street is half a mile from Butcher Row—when he started in the opposite direction he was going away from home—I told him I should him into custody on suspicion of having set fire to the place in Love Lane—he said "I have seen no fire"—I then took him back to the granary—he said "It would be no advantage to me to set it on fire"—the straw was still burning when we got there—it had fallen from the window ledge, which inclined into the building, and the place was full of smoke—I then sent a constable for the fire engine and took the prisoner on to the station, where he was formally charged—he said in reply "I We been down to Butcher Row with my brother to see him home, as we have been to Lusby's to night together"—Lusby's is a music hall in the Mile End Road—and "I was coming up along Broad Street and Love Lane when a constable stopped me and brought me here"—the prisoner was searched and a lucifer match was found on him at the station—on going back to the premises I found this lucifer match</p>
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<p>lying under the window, about two feet from the brick wall—it had not been struck, but appeared to have been trod upon—the brimstone was rubbed off—the firemen extinguished the fire.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I and another constable took you to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector H</hi>). I was at Shadwell Police-station when the prisoner was brought in at 2 o'clock on the morning of the 16th—I formally charged him with setting fire to this granary—the last witness related what he has given in evidence, and the prisoner replied "I have just been to Butcher Row to see my brother home; we have been to Lusby's, and I came along Broad Street and up Love Lane. I saw no fire whatever, and when at the top of Love Lane this constable came up and said I shall take you into custody. I said 'What for?' He replied 'I will show you,' and took hold of me and brought me to the station"—I searched the prisoner and found a lucifer match—it had not been struck, and was similar to the one found by the last witness—it is an ordinary sulphur wooden match—the one that was found by the granary had not been struck, but the brimstone appeared to have been all worn off—I afterwards went to the premises, and found this loose straw in the road—apparently it is part of the contents of an old mattress or palliass—it was about five feet from the window—I saw a quantity of burnt straw on the ledge inside, and under that some sacks, all more or less burnt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Grain and sacks were in the granary—the sacks were about 71/2 feet underneath the window ledge, and four feet from the window—the window is nothing but an iron grating—the straw was as much as might be put into a bushel basket—the sacks had been on fire; they were oat when I got there—some of the sacks are here.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-164" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called</hi>). The straw had been lying in the road in a heap for some three hours—there was about an armful—it was reduced when I saw it after the fire—it was a fine night—there was no straw on the window ledge when I first passed it—when I saw it afterwards some was burning inside, and a few loose straws outside were not on fire at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-165" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BOUCHER</persName> </hi>. This granary in Charles Place, Shadwell, is the property of my mother—after this fire I went and saw that several sacks had been burnt—I know nothing of this straw—I had been there the day before—I had last seen the premises about 8 o'clock; it was dark then—I did not notice any straw.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not know anything of you—you would have no animosity to me, and I don't know any benefit you would have got out of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Barley was in these sacks, and a few beans and a little maize—the sacks were so dry they Would easily have taken fire even if loaded—I cannot say how many were burnt; some were all charred up—the barley was damaged by water and smoke—I should think the value of the sacks and grain consumed was about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should think about 25 sacks were consumed or partly consumed and their contents injured—they were full and piled on one another in tiers against the wall—they did not reach up to the window—the window is about two feet square—there could not have been many sacks with their faces towards the window—I can't say if any empty sacks were on the top of the full</p>
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<p>ones—the next morning the barley was in a heap, as the sacks could not hold it—it was just kindling up when the fire engines got there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am innocent"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-166" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE MANZI</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—it is very usual for him to be out late at night, and it is generally his practice of coming home past our house in Butcher Bow and going along Broad Street, up Love Lane and King David Lane towards his own house in Cable Street—he had been working at our house, and left to take the work home that night—he is a picture-frame maker, and I believe he had a few words with his wife on going home, and that accounts for his coming in a contrary direction towards our home—he has often been at our house all night in consequence of the unpleasantness of his family matters.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he had had high words with his wife on that evening, and in consequence went round to his, mother's</hi>;
<hi rend="italic">that he in going home down Butcher's Mow and Love Lane, where ha stopped for a certain purpose, and then walked up to the top of Love Lane, where the constable took hold of him and charged him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months</hi>'
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>938.
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<hi rend="italic">Three Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18821016-938-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROMIEU</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Jones.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-180" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant L</hi>). On the night of 15th September I was in the New Kent Road, near Rodney Street, with Detectives Tewkes, Warlock, and Gills, and saw Small and Jones in a pony cart coming in a direction from the Elephant and Castle—they got out and went into a public-house, came out in two or three minutes, and we took them into custody—Gills and I took Small—I said to Small "We are two police officers, and are going to take you in custody"—he said "What for?"—I said "For what you have in this cart"—he said P I am not b——well going," and began to struggle very violently, and we were obliged to put him in the bar of the public-house and send to the station for assistance—he was searched at the station, and among other things I found this button in his trousers pocket—a clock and some coats were</p>
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<p>brought in from the cart, and we asked him how he accounted for it—he said "I don't know anything about any clock; I am only employed to take the cart home"—I said "You took it out this morning"—he said "Yes; two men employed me to take it out in the morning and bring it home in the evening. I don't know where they go"—I said "Who are they?"—he said "Hampson and Ince"—I said "You were out with them yesterday with some females?"—he said "No, I was not"—I said "I saw you"—he said "What sort of a trap was it?"—I said "A four-wheeled trap"—he said "Yes, that is quite right"—I went from there with the same officers to 94, Tabard Street, Borough, where I saw Hampson in bed—I told him that Small and Jones were in custody charged with the unlawful possession of a clock—he said "I was hired by you and Ince to take the cart out in the morning, bring it back in the evening, and if the cart was left it was left there by you "—he said "You have made a mistake; I don't know anything about it"—I said "Who does the furniture of this room belong to?"—he said "To the landlord"—I said "Who does that clock belong to?" which was on the mantelpiece—he said "The landlord"—I sent for the landlord and asked him if it belonged to him—he said "No; there was no clock there when I let him the room; the other furniture is mine, but that does not belong to me"—I said "Have you any further explanation to rive?"—Hampson said "Yes, I bought it off Charles Ince"—I said "I shall take possession of it"—he was taken to the station—Ince was brought in—they were all four placed in the dock again, and I said to Hampson and Ince "These two men, Jones and Small, are charged with the unlawful possession of this clock, and Small says that he was employed by you to take the cart out in the morning and bring it back in the evening, and if there was a clock there it was left there by you"—Small said "Yes, that is right"—Ince said "I have not seen you to-day before"—Small said "What are you talking about?"—Ince said "Well, only at the public-house to have a glass of ale"—they were then charged—I can speak to Small positively as being in the cart.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Small,</hi> I did not mention the nut in your pocket at first, because I did not know that it was part of the clock—I mentioned it on the second occasion—I did not say, "You had better plead guilty or else you will get into trouble."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ince.</hi> I did not ask Hampson if you were the man who sold him the clock—I heard the officer speaking about it, and he said, "This is not the Charles Ince I mean."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821016-name-181" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-181" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BALDOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant L</hi>). I was with Helston when Small and Jones were in the pony-cart—I took Jones, and told him he would be charged with the unlawful possession of what was in the cart—he said, "I know nothing about it," and turned to Small and said, "You have got me into a pretty thing by riding with you; if he does wrong, that is no reason why I should; I can prove I have been drinking about all day at the Alfred's Head and the Elephant and Castle"—I got into the cart, and found this clock covered over with two coats—this is one of them produced—I have seen all the prisoners together, and I have seen small and Hampson and Ince in the cart two or three times—they were confined in separate cells, and about 3.30 a. m. Ince called out, "Jack"—Small said, "What?"—Ince said, "Why did not you take that trap home when we left?"—Small said, "We were going home, and just pulled up to</p>
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<p>have a drink, and when we came out we were seized by six of them"—Ince said, "Why it was an hour after we left you"—Hampson said, "What did you want to tell them where we lived for?"—Small said, "I did not, they knew, and told me the colour of the coats we wore when we went out on Thursday"—Ince said, "What has Jim Cowen to do with you?"—Small said, "He got up and had a ride, and we just pulled up and had a drink"—Hampson said, "You told us you had got a
<hi rend="italic">mould</hi> for that dock"—that is a slang phrase for a man who will buy—no answer was made to that—I saw Ince the day before with Small and Hampson three times in a waggonette—I was present when Ince was arrested.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Small.</hi> It was over eighty yards from the public house where I saw you at the New Kent Road—I did not say when I saw you in the trap the first time, that I wanted you for a burglary at Kingston—I allowed you to remain in the public-house four minutes, because I was alone—when the other officers came up I arrested you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROUMIEU</hi>. Jones made no resistance—I have seen him with the others, but not in the cart.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ince.</hi> I put the conversation down in a book, but I did not give it in the usual evidence next morning, because only sufficient evidence was given to get a remand to enable us to find the owners of the property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-182" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DUKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer L</hi>). I was with the three other officers, and saw Small and Jones drive up to the Crown and Anchor—Baldock and I took Jones—Baldock got up into the cart, and found a clock—I told Jones he would be charged with the unlawful possession of the clock—he said, "I have only just met him, and we have been to have a drink; I can prove I have been at the Alfred's Head and the Elephant and Castle having a drink the whole of the day. If this man, Small, chooses to steal a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, what has that to do with me"—I took him to the station, and he said to Small, "This is all through ha vim; a glass of ale with you"—Small said, "What is the use of your growling to me, ain't I as innocent as you"—I accompanied Baldock to 12, Alfred's Place, Old Kent Road, and found Ince and his wife in bed—I told him he would be charged with Small, Jones, and Hampson with the unlawful possession of a clock—he said, "I don't know such men"—I said, "They are in custody at Kennington Lane Station"—he said, "I don't know them"—I looked under the bed, and found a table-cover and two toilet-covers with Mr. Moule's name marked on them—he said, "My wife attends Bales, and they were bought at sales."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ince.</hi> Small had not been drinking—he struggled violently to get away—I did not see you on the day of the robbery—you did not tell me that you bought these things in East Lane.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective L</hi>). I was with the other officers when Small and Jones were arrested—I went with them to 94, Tabard Street, and saw Hampson in bed—I took him in custody, and told him that a man named Small had said that he and Ince had employed him to take a cart out and back—he said, "I did not know Ince before"—I said, "You were Been with him yesterday"—he said, "Yes, we took our wives out yesterday, and I left him with the pony and cart at the public-house over the way"—there was a clock on the shelf—he was asked whose it was—he said the landlord's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hampson.</hi> You at first said it was the landlord's, and afterwards you said that you bought it of Ince.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ince.</hi> I did not see you on the 13th or on the 14th—I had not seen you before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-184" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Adam Street, New Kent Road, and let out horses and traps—I have frequently let them to Small—he used to take them out in the morning, and bring them back at night—on 13th September I let a pony and cart to Small, and when he came home in the evening about 8 o'clock, he asked me if I would buy a clock—I said, "No"—he asked me again next morning, and I said there would he no harm in seeing it—I saw Hampson in the beershop on the 13th with another man, a stranger, and I saw Hampson and Small together on the evening of the 13th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Small.</hi> I did not ask you on the 11th if you had a watch to sell me, or ask you to get me a good timepiece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hampson.</hi> All the time Small has had traps of me I never saw you in his company before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-185" type="given" value="CHARLES WEAKLIN"/>CHARLES WEAKLIN MOULE</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 47, Park Village East—on 13th September, about 7 a. m., I left my house fastened up; I returned about 8.20 p. m. and found the front inside door open; the bar of the scullery window was wrenched and the window broken and open—this coat, clock, and toilette covers are my property; they were safe when I left home and were gone when I came back—this little button is part of the clock; it is broken.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Small says:</hi> "About twenty yards from the public-house where I stopped I saw William Jones I called him, and we went in to have something to drink; we came outside and were arrested. I was going home with the trap, and bade him goodnight My watch chain was detached in the struggle. What was in the trap this man knows nothing about."
<hi rend="italic">Jones says:</hi> "The other prisoners are all perfect strangers to me. Small I have only seen three times in my life. How I came to know him was by reading about the war in Egypt, as I told him I had a brother in the 94th Regiment. On 15th September I was going down New Kent Road; somebody called me; I looked round and saw Small in a trap. He came up and asked me to have something to drink. I did so. I was not in his company four minutes altogether. He did not tell me what he had in the trap, or where he had been. He said he was going to take the trap home. I did not see him drive anywhere else."
<hi rend="italic">Hampson says:</hi> "On 15th September I was in a public-house. Small came in and I recognised him by having had a glass of ale with him. I went to bed, and the police came and took me, and asked me who the clock on the mantelpiece belonged to. I told them it was mine; I bought it of a man named Ince. I can have two characters to prove I have been at work up to the 15th.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners repeated the same statements in their defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SMALL, HAMPSON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Hampson and Ince then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction, Hampson at Clerkenwell in February,</hi> 1881,
<hi rend="italic">and Ince at Newington in April,</hi> 1881.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-940-18821016 t18821016-940-punishment-29"/>Five Years' each Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROMIEU</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-188" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEALE</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, of 33, Victoria Street, Barnsbury Road—on 3rd October, about 9.30 p. m., I was at the Grapes public-house, Seven Dials, and saw the prisoner in the other bar—the barman made a communication to me—I went for a policeman, but could not find one; as I came back the prisoner met me; she pulled something out of her pocket which I could not see and struck me on my head and on the bridge of my nose—my nose was cut from one end to the other right through the cartilage my nose has been sewn up; I lost a great deal of blood—she ran into a coffee tavern; I stayed outside till a policeman came, complained to him, and he brought her to me—I went to the station, where my wounds were dressed, and she took a knife out of her pocket and gave it the policeman, but did not say anything—I had never seen her before, and had not struck her or spoken to her.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The barman did not say that he did not send me for a policeman—a young man did not knock you down—I did not knock you down on the Monday night coming across the Dials—I was not a witness in a case in which you gave a young man five years; I never beard of it—I did not take up a half-crown which a young man laid on the counter—I was not in that bar—you were trying to escape by the back door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 92). I was called to this coffee tavern and saw Beale outside the door—he said he would give the prisoner in custody for stabbing him through the nose with a knife—he had a severe stab on his nose, which was bleeding very much, and he had a slight stab at the back of his hand, which I did not see then—he charged the prisoner, and I took her; she gave me this knife, and said "I did it in self-defence"—it will not shut—she had been drinking, but—she knew what she was doing—Beale was perfectly sober—I took her to the station; she said "I have been kicked about the legs, and I wish the doctor to examine me"—the doctor did so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-190" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LYONS</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, of 20, Porter Street, Leicester Square—on 3rd October I was in the same bar with the prisoner and her companion, another woman—the prisoner called for some rum in a bottle, and her companion tapped her on the back and picked up a half-crown which a customer laid down—Beale was in the other bar, and saw her take it—he ran after a policeman, but could not find one, and as he tried to stop her coming out of the bar she stabbed him across the bridge of the nose, and ran into a coffee tavern—Beale had not touched her—I did not see anybody strike her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the Queen Street bar by myself—I did not come round with Beale—I did not tap the customer on the shoulder to draw his attention—I did not put my foot out and throw you down and kick you—there were not thirteen of us round you—no one kicked you—you struck Beale on the nose with the knife, and said that you did it in self-defence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821016-name-191" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 33, Corunna Road, Battersea—I have heard Lyons's evidence; it is quite true.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was that the prosecutor met her in Seven Dials, knocked her down, and kicked her; that she afterwards saw him in the bar of the public-house, when he interfered about a half-crown, and went for a policeman, and afterwards met her at the door, knocked her down, and kicked some of her teeth out; that he tried to choke her, and left the</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">marks of his hands on her throat; and that, having a knife in her hand peeling an apple, she struck him with it in self-defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> All I did to this man was in self-defence. I was six months gone in the family way when he kicked me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not see any apple in her hand—I saw the knife—no half-crown was found on her.</p>
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