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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNIGHT, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SECOND SESSION, HELD DECEMBER 11TH, 1882.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</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>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T.E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, 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, December 11th, 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>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-4" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-5" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., 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="t18821211-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">POLYDORE DE KEYSER</hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNIGHT, MAYOR. SECOND 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> (f)
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">This Court was occupied during the day in finishing the business of the last Session, for which see the November number.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">each Speedwell Sewing Machines, which it was contended were worthless, but it appearing that the machines would facilitate the operation of sewing, the</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). In consequence of inquiries I saw the prisoner at
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>. Burrell's counting-house on 16th October about 5.30, and in his presence—Mr. Kentish, the cashier, was present at the latter part of the interview—I then saw a number of the workpeople, who had made statements to me, which I took down in a book which I had with me—I said, "Mrs. Arkless, I have a very serious accusation to make against you; you have been stealing goods from this warehouse and selling them to the hands, and letting them go out without accounting for the money"—she said, "Oh, indeed"—I then said, "I have examined several of the hands in this warehouse, and they have made statements to me, which I will read to you "—I did so and said, "Those amounts have been paid to you, and you have never accounted for the money"—she turned to Mr. Burrell and said, "I have taken two, but the others I cannot remember"—I said, "I shall take you in custody; you will be charged with stealing these different sums"—she said, "Oh, forgive me, Mr. Burrell, I will be a good woman to you"—she was taken to the station and charged with stealing 24 yards of cloth—on the same day I went to her room at 141, Sandringham Road, the address she gave me, and found this mantle (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), some silk dresses, a polonaise, a cloth dress, and a satin mantle—I showed them to her—they had been identified as having been stolen from the warehouse—she said, "Yes, but I can't recollect how I got them. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not put down the conversation, we have no orders to do so in the City—she did not say, "Think what you are saying, for I have been a good woman to you;" she said, "I will be"—on the way to the station she said that I could go to her house—she said that Mr. Kentish had been careless in his accounts, and I have heard that that was her whole defence at the police-court, and that he had been paid for things and had not entered the amounts, but I was not in Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-25" type="given" value="THOMAS JOHN"/>THOMAS JOHN BURRELL</persName> </hi>. I trade as Peacock and Co., wholesale mantle manufacturers, at-14, Knightrider Street—we have 200 hands—the prisoner was three years forewoman of the cutting department, first-floor—the hands are allowed to purchase articles at wholesale price, and Mr. Kentish, the cashier, had a book in which he entered the names of the hands purchasing articles in that manner—when any one selected an article it was passed through into the entering-room, made into a parcel, and an entry was made of the purchaser's name—the article, date, name, and amount paid, would appear in the books—certain information came to me, and I communicated with the police—I was present on the 16th when Osborne came—I said, "Mrs. Arkless, I have a very serious and grave accusation to make; I find from the hands upstairs you have been selling cloth and receiving the money, of which I have no account "—she said, "I paid the money to Mr. Kentish; I own to two amounts, the others I don't know "—I think that was after Osborne had read to her from his notes what the workpeople had said—she said, "Pray forgive me, Mr. Burrell, and I will be a good woman to you"—this mantle came from my place, it is worth about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—these 4 1/2 yards of Ulster cloth are my property.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Second Session,</hi> 1882-83.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have no retail selling; any of the hands can buy—the prisoner has once or twice brought goods down to the counting-house as sold to the workpeople, and she ought to give the money to Mr. Kentish—she made one complaint about Mr. Kentish's entries—it was not her duty to take the money to him when she sold goods to the workpeople, but she did once or twice—if she took it to him it was his duty to enter it in the book—the entry she complained of was paying one of the hands in the cutting-room twice over, and he discovered that he had made a mistake—she did not say "Come home with me and you will find I have got nothing of yours"—I do not recollect it—I said before the Magistrate "Mrs. Arkless has always looked after my interests "—up to then, as far as I know, she had been a good woman to me—I cannot be quite so positive that she did not say "I have been a good woman to you," as I was very excited at the time—I charged her both with stealing my property and embezzling my money—I think I said "I shall charge you with selling goods and not accounting for the money," and she said "I have paid the money to Mr. Kentish," and then my impression is that she said "I own to two amounts; the others I don't know. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined,</hi> Osborne read out the amount alleged to have been received by the prisoner from each young woman, and she said "I own to two amounts. "</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-26" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA REED</persName> </hi>. I am cook at Mr. Burrell's—I bought a piece of cloth of the prisoner for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. about five or six weeks before I was at the Mansion House—I paid her for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-27" type="surname" value="KENTISH"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-27" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN KENTISH</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Burrell's cashier—it was my duty to keep the ready-money book—I entered in it the purchases made by the workpeople, their names, the particulars of the goods, and the sum paid—I find no entry of 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Emma Reed for some cloth in August, September, or October, nor do I find the prisoner's name entered in respect of a silk and satin mantle in any of those months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I may have made mistakes—I have no entry of Mrs. Lawrence paying me 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for 2 1/2 yards of cloth on 2nd February, 1882, but if I have given a receipt for it no doubt she did—this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my writing—Mrs. Lawrence did pay me 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 2nd February, and it is not entered; that is a mistake—I have some recollection of the case, and I asked the prisoner in October if Mrs. Lawrence had had any goods during that year, and she said "Yes; two yards of cloth at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I entered the 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. then, but that is not this transaction—I am in the habit of paying about 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, and it is quite easy for a mistake to happen—I knew of the mistake of 2nd February before you called my attention to it—some circular cloaks were sold, and instead of waiting for the prisoner to collect the money and pay it in bulk I took it in different sums from her, and in each case gave her a receipt—I swear I did not tell her at the end that I had muddled it so that I could not get it right at all; I got it right—after the prisoner had paid me 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for a fur cape I did not in three days ask her for it again, nor did she tell me that she would bring the bill on Monday, nor did I say "You need not trouble, for I remember it, and have forgotten to enter it"—I have the amount here; it is 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I do not recollect a workman buying cloth and getting a wrong invoice, neither quantity nor price being correct, nor did I say that it was Mr. George,</p>
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<p>my assistant's, fault, and make out a fresh invoice—he sometimes received money and entered it—I receive from three to six of these amounts in a day, and always put them down at the time—the boy received them sometimes and I received them sometimes—the prisoner has been in the employment petting on for two years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I invariably gave the receipt myself, even if the boy received the money—every person paying for goods, even in a proper way, would have a receipt, although it was not entered, therefore they could produce it if necessary.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">contended that there was no evidence of larceny, as the prisoner was entitled to sell goods. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that it was a question for the Jury. The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<p>106.
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<hi rend="italic">further</hi> charged upon six other indictments with embezzling 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and other sums of
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<hi rend="italic">upon which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>107.
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821211-107-offence-1 t18821211-cd-2"/>30th November</rs>, and occasioning him actual bodily harm;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821211-107-offence-1 t18821211-name-33"/>William Youngman</persName>, a police-officer, in the execution of his duty.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-34" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-34" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-35" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS DULANTY</persName> </hi>. I lived at 10, Horace Street, Marylebone, but have moved—on 10th October, at 6 p.m., I was coming home from work, and a man named Maloney caught me in front and tried to throw me through a public-house window, and the prisoner and Moore came behind me and struck me on the back of my neck; I was thrown in the road and the prisoner kicked me on my head and rendered me insensible—a riot had occurred before that, and the case was tried last Session (
<hi rend="italic">See p.</hi> 71), when I gave evidence against Maloney and others—in the next month I was coming out of my uncle's house, about 11.30 p.m., and saw the prisoner—a man who was with him said "There he is, go on"—I walked five yards and heard steps behind me; I turned round and saw the prisoner;' he made a blow at me with a carpenter's hammer, which was fastened round his wrist with a thong—I moved on one side and it caught, me on my shoulder—I tried to get it away and he struck me several more blows, one of which knocked my hat in the air—I caught the hammer again; several of his companions came up and I let go of it and ran into the police-station—Youngman and I then went to Horace Street and saw the prisoner—Youngman endeavoured to take him, but he made a blow at Youngman's face and threw him down—assistance was procured and he was taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am sure you are the man—I knew you before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-36" type="surname" value="YOUNGMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM YOUNGMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi>). On 30th November, about 11.45 p.m., I went to 11, Horace Street to arrest the prisoner—I found him in the top back room and told him I had come to apprehend him on a warrant for assaulting me—he used a bad expression and said that I should not take him out of the room, and struck me on my jaw, and</p>
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<p>when I got him out on the landing he threw me back and we both fell down the staircase together, and he bit my finger—he was very violent, and I had to get two more constables to get him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-37" type="surname" value="WALLACE"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLACE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). On 11th October I received a warrant against the prisoner for assaulting Dulanty—I made every effort to find him but could not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We knew you well, but could not find you till after the last trial.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-107-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-107-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-107-18821211 t18821211-107-punishment-3"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>108.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE VINCENT</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18821211-108-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>**
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<interp inst="t18821211-108-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<p>109.
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<interp inst="t18821211-109-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counter
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-40" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HOPSIMER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the White Lion, Lambert Street, Whitechapel, kept by Mr. Grimes—on 1st December, at 11.30, the prisoner looked in at the door and went away and returned in five minutes and asked for three half penny worth of gin—I served him—he gave me a shilling—I put it in the till where there were other shillings and gave him the change—half an hour after he left I found a bad shilling in the till—next day, at 11.30, he looked in again—I was serving; there was no one else behind the bar—he left returned in three minutes, and asked half a pint of ale and a pennyworth of tobacco—he gave me a shilling—I said "This is bad"—he said "It is not"—I said "You came in yesterday and gave me a bad shilling "—he said "No, I did not"—I gave it to Grimes, who said "You had better be off," and followed him—the first shilling was mislaid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-41" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM GRIMES</persName> </hi>. I manage the White Lion for my father—on 2nd December, at 11.30, the last witness brought me this bad shilling; I went out, and when the prisoner saw me he ran, I ran after him, a constable caught him, but I never lost sight of him—this is the shilling, I marked it at the station—the other shilling was put on the shelf and I don't know where it is; I know it was bad, as I tried it on a slate and it made a greasy mark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 46). I saw the prisoner running: Mr. Grimes was following him, and a crowd cried "Stop thief!"—he was 100 yards in front of me; I ran and caught him and took him to the station, where I found this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in his pocket—I received this other shilling from Mr. Grimes—I also found 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze in his trowsers pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are bad and from the same mould—a greasy mark on a slate is no test, but if the coin was made of tin or lead you could mark with it the same as a lead pencil—a good shilling would scratch the slate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that he received the coins from an old comrade and did not know they were bad.</hi> </p>
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<p>110.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended King.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-46" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM HOLTBY"/>WILLIAM HOLTBY VICKERMAN</persName> </hi>. I assist Mr. Danbrook, draper, at 96, Osnaburgh Street, Regent's Park—on 24th November Ward came into the shop at 2.30 for a pair of stockings and a card of Angola, which together came to 5 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave a florin in payment, and I gave her a shilling, a sixpence, and 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and she left the shop—I passed the florin to Mrs. Danbrook, and she put it into the bowl—about 5 or 10 minutes after Ward left Gregory came in, and in consequence of what he said I looked in the bowl—Mrs. Danbrook turned the contents of the bowl on to the counter, and Dicker took a florin out, it was the only one there—Dicker took it out of the shop; I followed him and saw him take both the prisoners into custody—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the stockings and wool I sold to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I only saw Ward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-47" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GREGORY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). About 1.30 on the afternoon of 24th November I was with two other officers, Dicker and Brown, near St. Giles's Churoh, Bloomsbury—I saw the two prisoners walking together and followed them—they went into a public-house in Tottenham Court Road, and remained there about a quarter of an hour—they came out and we followed them to Osnaburgh Street—they stopped in front of the last witness's shop; King crossed the road and stayed up the street some distance, and Ward went into the shop—in about a moment she came out and made a motion to King with her hand, and then turned the corner into Ernest Street—I ran into the shop and saw the last witness; he turned the money out of the bowl, there was a counterfeit florin, half a crown, and two shillings, bad money, no other florin—I took possession of that florin and produce it—I said to King "I shall take you into custody for being concerned with the woman in front" (Ward was in front at the time) "with passing counterfeit coin at a shop round the corner"—she said "I know nothing about it"—on the way to the station I saw she had something in her hand, and Brown took from it this couterfeit coin, wrapped in tissue-paper, which was marked with the impression of the coin—she struggled and bit Brown's hand and made it bleed—she was searched at the station by Elizabeth Pickles, the female searcher, who afterwards handed me three more counterfeit coins wrapped in paper inside this half of a kid glove—at the station the charge was read over to the prisoners—Ward said "I don't know that woman"—there was no other woman but King there—I saw Dicker take some stockings and wool out of Ward's bag.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. There was a public-house on the same side of the street as King was standing, and not far off—when Ward went into the shop King crossed and stood not far from the public-house—when I arrested her I saw she had a single coin wrapped up in paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-48" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DICKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). I was with the last witness on this day, and saw Ward go into the draper's shop; King crossed over the road and stood waiting on the edge of the kerb—when Ward came out, in consequence of what Gregory said to me, I followed the prisoners; Ward turned round into Ernest Street, I took her into custody—King was then about 30 yards behind Ward, walking in the same direction—I told Ward I should take her into custody for uttering a counterfeit two-shilling</p>
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<p>piece at the shop round the corner—she said "I have been in no shop"—I took from her hand 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money; she said "That is my own money, I had it given me for change "—she was carrying this black bag; I took it from her and looked in it, and found this pair of stockings and the wool, this pocket, and her handkerchief.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ward.</hi> I did not catch hold of you and say you had bad money, nor did you say it was false.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. King was 30 yards behind Ward on the same side of the street, and in a position to see her taken into custody—I and Gregory were in plain clothes—King was arrested in Ernest Street—not a minute elapsed between Ward and King being taken into custody—King did not see me coming—she was walking, and was about 50 yards from where I first saw her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had seen both the prisoners together at St. Giles's Church, and had followed them with Brown and Giles—they walked side by side and went into the Talbot public-house—when Ward came out of the shop she held up her hand in that way—Brown is ill and not able to come here—I saw him in bed this morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-49" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PICKLBS</persName> </hi>. I am the female searcher at the Albany Street Police-station—I searched Ward and found a key and pawn-ticket on her and no money—I searched King on the same day, and found three two-shilling pieces wrapped up in tissue-paper in part of a kid glove—I gave them to Gregory—when she came in the room she put down a sixpence and said "This is all I have got"—while she was undressing I saw her two fingers like that; I said "But you have got something in your hand, haven't you?"—I don't know where she could have put them, but she put her hands like that,'and said "No, I have not"—then I saw her with her two fingers like that again—I said "You have got something in your hand," and I went behind her and opened her hand, and took them from her—she said" Oh, my G——, I'm a done woman; for G——'s sake don't show them, for there is five years stares me in the face. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I have not a note of that statement; I am not required to make notes of statements—I am sure those were her words.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went to the police-court the next day, and I said so then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin uttered by Ward is bad, and from the same mould as these other four.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. They are very bad imitations; they outwardly bear a very good resemblance to persons who know nothing at all about coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Ward in her defence denied changing the two-shilling piece at the linen-draper's, and said she had the stockings in her hand when arrested, and that she had no bad money about her.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KING</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WARD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of uttering counterfeit coin on</hi> 28 th
<hi rend="italic">June,</hi> 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further</hi> charged with having been convicted on 10th January, 1876, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-51" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>Amelia Aulden</persName>, of having counterfeit coin in her possession.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-52" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN FLINT</persName> </hi>. I am a female warder at the Westminster Prison, and produce the certificate of King's previous conviction—I was not present</p>
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<p>at the trial—I had her in my charge a year and 10 months, from March, 1876, in the name of Amelia Aulden, the name in the certificate—she had then been in the prison two years, and was in the laundry.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-110-18821211 t18821211-110-punishment-6"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LOUIS BARGEAU</hi>. I am a stationer, of 18, Wardour Street—on 27th November the prisoner came into my shop about 9.30 in the evening—I and my wife were in the shop—he asked for large envelopes—I asked him what sort he wanted, white or yellow—he said he wanted some white ones—I said I had only yellow ones—he said he did not want yellow, and went out—he returned two or three minutes afterwards and said he wanted some smaller white ones—my wife served him with a packet—he put a two-shilling piece on the counter—my wife took it up and said "It is bad money," and the prisoner took the door and ran away quick—he took the change and the envelopes, which cost 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I ran after him and called "Stop thief!"—he was about 20 yards from my door when I got outside, and running—I ran after him—ultimately a man in Leicester Street stopped him—he struck the man and ran away again—afterwards I saw the constable take him into custody—I had not lost sight of him a second—he looked round as he was running, because I called out "Stop thief!"—I gave him in charge to the constable at the police-station—I gave up the two-shilling piece I had received—I can't say if he had any hat on when he was. running.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have said before that I took very particular notice of you, and told my wife to be very careful, as you looked a very suspicious man, and the week before I took three bad pieces—I looked at every person coming into the shop—you put the florin on the counter—you came in the second time about two or three minutes after the first time—I took particular notice of you when you entered the shop—I can't say if you had a hat or cap on, or if you had a hat on at all—I can't say how long elapsed between your leaving the shop and your being caught—when you left you had a packet of envelopes and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-54" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-54" type="given" value="LEONTIN"/>LEONTIN BARGEAU</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am the wife of the last witness—I was serving in the shop on 27th November at 9.30 in the evening—the prisoner came in and asked for a packet of envelopes—the price was 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he put a two-shilling piece on the counter—he had been in before, and Mr. Bargeau told him we had not got what he wanted—I gave him a shilling and a sixpence and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper in change before I took up the florin from the counter—I did not like the look of it—I took it up and said "It is a counterfeit one," and the moment I said that he ran out as fast as he could, and Mr. Bargeau after him—I went to the door and saw him turn into Lisle Street—I have no doubt about the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The second time you came into the shop was two or three minutes after the first time—I had a good look at you and could easily recognise you—whatever coat you wore you did not wear it buttoned up as it is now—I did not pay any attention to your hat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-55" type="given" value="NUN"/>NUN HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman CR</hi> 22). I was in Wardour Street on 27th November, about 9.30, and heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running about two or three yards in front of a crowd of people, who were following him—he was alone—he had no hat on—I followed</p>
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<p>him and overtook him at the corner of Wardour and Whitcombe Streets—the prosecutor came up and charged him—on the way to the station he tried to escape, and in the scuffle he threw some money away—one good sixpence fell down an area—I saw a woman pick it up, and she gave it to me—I then searched him, and found 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I did not find any envelopes on him—when I first saw him running there was no other man running in front of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had no hat on—I might have run 50 or 60 yards before I arrested you—we were on the railings over the area—there were 100 people round us, I dare say, and you threw several pieces of money away on the pavement—I asked the people round to pick it up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I received this bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Bargeau.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a counterfeit coin, very finely made, one of the best I have seen—it has been through the battery to give it a colour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "On 27th November, about 9.30 p.m., I was coming in the direction of the prosecutor's shop, when I saw a number of people running, and some one shouted "Stop thief!" There was a man in front, who I endeavoured to stop. He knocked me down, and I lost my hat. I did not wait for the hat, but followed him again. Coming to a turning, I missed him, and seeing me with no hat the constable apprehended me, which I positively swear I never entered the prosecutor's shop that evening or any other time. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, contended that there was no</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">nor any envelopes found on him, but only</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">d. that, as there were</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">people over the area, somebody else might have dropped the sixpence; and that, if he had thrown the money away, more than</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">would have gone down the area.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-57" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS BARGEAU</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the Jury</hi>). My shop was lighted by 14 gas jets—I never lost sight of the prisoner—I had a good look at him in the shop—I did not notice if he had a hat on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-111-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-111-18821211 t18821211-111-punishment-7"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-112-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-112-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an endorsement to an order for 4
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-59" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-59" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN BALLIS</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to Mr. Herapath, of 18, Upper Phillimore Gardens—he deals with Mr. Sandford, a butcher, of Newland Place—the prisoner used to call for orders—on 25th October my master gave me this cheque, and I paid it to the prisoner when he called for the account—he brought this book receipted as it is now, "Settled. H. L. for W. Sandford. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-60" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DALLY</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler of Kensington—I know the prisoner as a customer—on 25th October he asked me to change this cheque to save his going to the shop—I saw him write this "W. S. Sandford" on it—he said "The governor will not mind my signing his name"—I gave him the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS SANDFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher—the prisoner was in my employ—he received payments from customers, but he had no authority</p>
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<p>to endorse cheques; he ought to hand over the cheque or cash when he returned—this is not my endorsement, he has not accounted to me for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARKER</hi>. I am Mr. Sandford's manager—the prisoner did not hand me this cheque or the proceeds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-62" type="surname" value="OSBORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-62" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Sandford's book-keeper—the prisoner did not hand me this cheque or the proceeds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-63" type="surname" value="MASSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-63" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE MASSEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant book-keeper to Mr. Sandford—the prisoner has never accounted to me for this cheque, or given me the proceeds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-64" type="surname" value="SHORT"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHORT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 440). I took the prisoner on 22nd November on another charge—I said nothing about the forgery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi> I am very sorry. It is the first time I have had anything against me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-112-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18821211-112-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<p>113.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ERNEST GOODWIN</hi> (34)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-113-18821211" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-113-18821211" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def2-113-18821211" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED JOHNSON</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18821211-113-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18821211-113-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-113-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to four indictments for forging and uttering an order for a banker's cheque book; and cheques for the payment of 180
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 185
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud</rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-113-18821211 t18821211-113-punishment-9"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>114.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED ROUSE</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18821211-114-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin</rs>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-68" type="surname" value="WASH"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-68" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN WASH</persName> </hi>. I keep the Sun Tavern, at Starch Green Road, Hammersmith—on 20th November, at 11 o'clock in the night, the prisoner came in and asked for a glass of ale, for which he paid 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in copper, and I gave him a halfpenny change—about a minute after he asked for twopenny worth of bread and cheese, for which he handed the barmaid a florin—she immediately handed it to me—I saw it was bad, and told him so; he said he was very sorry, he did not know it, and immediately tendered a good shilling—I took it, and gave him the change—I asked where he came from—he said from the Mansion House to Addison Road, and then to Starch Green—I asked where he got the florin—he said the clerk at the Mansion House gave it him in change for a half-sovereign—I asked the amount of change. he had got—he said two florins, two half-crowns, and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I said that was not the correct change—he said he supposed the clerk had made a mistake—I asked his address—he said at first he lived at West Croydon, and then he said West Kensington—I lifted the flap of the counter to go for a constable, and he ran out—I ran after him and stopped him as he joined two men and a female—I saw him hand something to them—I gave him in charge, and gave the florin to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-69" type="surname" value="RICKETTS"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-69" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN RICKETTS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Sun—the prisoner gave me a florin, and I handed it to Mr. Wash.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-70" type="surname" value="GRISTWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-70" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID GRISTWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 209). The prisoner was given into my custody—I found on him four shillings, eight sixpences, and 14
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, all good—I produce the florin which Mr. Wash gave me—he gave a correct address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-71" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18821211-114-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18821211-114-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-114-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<p>115.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ALBERT BROWN</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18821211-115-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY ANN BROWN</hi>. I am assistant to Miss Munday, a grocer, at Hayes—on 24th November, about 5.30 p.m., I served John Albert Brown with half an ounce of tobacco—he tendered this half-crown—I gave 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put it in the till—no other half-crown was there—next day a Mr. Moses came about 9 a.m.—in consequence of what he said I examined the till—I recognised the half-crown—I gave it to Mr. Moses.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-74" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MOSES</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer of Hayes—about 4.30 on 24th November I served John Albert Brown with a quarter of a pound of cheese—he tendered a half-crown; I rang it; I gave him the change—I heard the prisoner speak in the Court, and I remembered his voice—when he had gone out I examined the half-crown and found it was bad—I went to look for him—I gave the half-crown to the constable—before that I look it to the Hayes police-station—I did not put it in the till.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John Albert Brown.</hi> You spoke to me in my shop—you had a good address and a gentlemanly way of speaking.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-75" type="surname" value="LABOURS"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-75" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LABOURS</persName> </hi>. I am a baker at Southall—about 7.30 p.m. on 24th November my wife served Edward Brown with twopenny worth of bread in my presence—he tendered a half-crown—my wife showed it to me—I gave it her back and told her to tell him it was bad—that was in his presence—I had been in the kitchen and then stood in the shop—I followed the prisoner—I heard my wife say "It is bad; you had better take it back where you got it"—he said he had sold his overcoat on the bridge and had the money for it—the bridge is a quarter of a mile away—Albert Brown and another followed the prisoner—Albert Brown was standing about a dozen yards from my shop—I saw the man not in custody come out of a linendraper's shop—the three went straight to Norwood Green—that is a quarter of mile off—John Albert Brown went into Smith's, the grocer's; the other two looked through the window—I gave information to the sergeant—I afterwards pointed out Edward and John Albert Brown to the police-constable—they were all together—Southall is two miles from Hayes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-76" type="surname" value="LABOUR"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-76" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LABOUR</persName> </hi>. I served Edward Brown with some bread, price 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a half-crown—I showed it to my husband in his presence—my husband came out of the kitchen—I said "It is a bad one; you had better take it back again"—he said "I hope not, as I have sold my overcoat off my back for it"—the coin was returned to him—he went out, and my husband went after him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edward Brown.</hi> I saw you pass about 3.30 p.m., and I knew you again—I saw all three together—there was a good light in the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-77" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-77" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-77" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Smith, a grocer, of Norwood Green—about 8.15 p.m. on 24th November I served John Albert Brown with a half-ounce of tobacco—I save him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change of a half-crown, and put the half-crown in the till—the sergeant took it—an old half-crown was in the till—this is the one the prisoner gave me—I picked him out at the station the same evening.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-78" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-78" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-78" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of Norwood Green—about 8.30 p.m. on 24th November Sergeant Norman came into my shop—in consequence of what he said I examined my till and found this new half-crown, which I felt to be bad the moment I took hold of it—an old half-crown was in the till.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-79" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NORMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi> 31). About 8.30 on 20th November Mr. Labours came to me outside the station—I saw the prisoners and another man not in custody walking together—John Albert Brown was in front—I caught hold of Edward Brown and another man—we struggled; the other man escaped—I saw Edward Brown at the time throw something away when 1 had the two prisoners in custody—I searched the field the next morning just through the hedge, near the footpath where we struggled; I found the half-crown produced—I took the prisoners to the station, and then went to Smith's—Mr. Smith gave me a half-crown out of the till—I marked them—1 searched the prisoners—I found on Edward one shilling, threesix pences, two threepenny pieces, and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze; on John a florin, four penny pieces, and a hall-ounce of tobacco—Edward said he had no home; John said he had no home nor occupation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edward Brown.</hi> I saw you throw something out of your right hand when I had hold of your collar—at Gunnersbury Station you said after you had been before the Magistrate "I have a wife and four children, but I do not know where they are "—you said nothing about selling your home to obtain food.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-80" type="surname" value="TINGAY"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-80" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN TINGAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 107). I followed the prisoners with Norman; John was in front—I saw Norman endeavour to arrest the two men, and I ran after the other one—Labour pointed out John to me—I apprehended him—I said "You must go with me"—he said "What for?"—I said "For uttering counterfeit coin"—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-81" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four coins are bad, and from one mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Edward Brown's Defence</hi> I was inquiring for work, and met my brother a quarter of an hour before we were arrested. I never went into a shop to pass money, and had no bad money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">John Albert Brown's Defence.</hi> I was looking for work, and sold my coat to a boatman for the half-crown, and I had no work nor food. I afterwards met my brother, and went for a half-ounce of tobacco to change it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>116.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JOHNSON</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18821211-116-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BETTS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Queen's Arms public-house, Holloway—at 10 o'clock on the night of 26th November the prisoner and another man came to the bar, and were drinking together—the prisoner called for a pot of ale and half a quartern of whisky, which came to 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered half a crown in payment—I put it on the top of the till, and gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—his companion drank the liquor and went out—a little boy then came in and asked for a pot of ale, and tendered a bad half-crown in payment—I gave it to the manager, who broke it in two, and gave it back again—shortly after the prisoner's companion came back again, and called for a pot of ale, I think—I don't remember what he gave in payment—I</p>
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<p>did not see him go out—I was present when Mr. Ford, the manager, closed the door, and I saw the prisoner given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I think the other man was in your company because you were drinking together—I did not see you come in together—I saw you with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson in the bar—the other man had some of the liquor you called for, and some other person's liquor; you were all drinking together—I noticed you in the house about 10 o'clock—I will not swear you were not there from half-part 8—you saw me hand back the two pieces to the lad—you did not attempt to leave the bar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw this half-crown which the prisoner gave me, taken off the top of the till by Mr. Ford.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FORD</persName> </hi>. I manage the Queen's Arms public-house—about 10 o'clock on the night of 26th November the last witness showed me a bad half-crown, and I broke it in two and gave it back to him, and he gave it to the child—I went to the till and examined it, and found this half-crown lying on the top—I examined it, found it was bad, and sent for a constable—I saw another man there—he asked for some liquor after the boy had been in, and after I had sent for the constable—I had not told them I had sent for one—he tendered a bad half-crown—I said "Another bad one," and he picked it up and went out—he had been talking and drinking with the prisoner—I jumped over the counter, and went to the door and gave the prisoner into custody—I gave the constable the half-crown, and said I should give the prisoner in charge—I think the prisoner said that he had not tendered any coin larger than a shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You said at Clerkenwell that you were in company with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson and Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson—I did not serve you—I don't remember if my barman said you were in their company—I should think I first saw you in my house about 10 o'clock; I don't remember seeing you there at 8.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-85" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 253). I was brought to the Queen's Arms about 10.30—the prisoner was there—the manager said he gave him in charge—I told the prisoner the charge, and he said "You have got the wrong man"—I took him into custody—the manager gave me this half-crown—the prisoner had sixpence on him, good money—he was sober.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM WEBSTER</hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I know nothing about the other man who has been spoken of. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-86" type="surname" value="WILKINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-86" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WILKINSON</persName> </hi>. My husband is a lather—you were in my company in the public-house, but not all the while—you called for half a quartern of whisky for me, and put down a shilling, and you called for a pot of four ale just as I was coming out, and gave me a shilling off what you owed me—I left you and a lot of people in company together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-87" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-87" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-87" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a laundress—you were in my company on this Sunday night from 8.30 till 10, when the constable came—I only saw you change a shilling—I saw a stranger in front of the bar, who changed the half-crown, which the barman detected and bit a piece out of—you saw it, and stood there—I did not see you change a bad half-crown—I saw the barman give the two pieces to the boy—you sat in the bar, and said "What a shame it is to send a boy in with a bad half-crown like that"—</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know where the man lives now; I know where he used to live.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-88" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer—I remember being in your company about three Sundays ago, and sitting by your side in the Queen's Arms public-house—me and my
<hi rend="italic">missus</hi> had a pint of ale—I saw you going past and called you in—I did not see you in the other man's company, except he was trying to force conversation on you—you called for half a quartern of whisky and a pot of ale, and tendered a shilling—you did not leave the house from 7.45 till the time you were apprehended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated he was drinking with his witnesses when a strange man came in and began to talk to him about dealing; that soon after that man went out, and the boy came in with the bad half-crown, and after that the man came back and tendered another bad half-crown; and he contended that if he had been a comrade of his, he would have told him of the detection of the former coin, and that he was innocent.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-95" type="surname" value="LANDSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-95" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LANDSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 1, Jubilee Place, Chelsea—on Tuesday, the 14th November, at about 12.0 p.m., I left my shop safely locked up—I came again at 8.30 on the morning of the 15th—in a room above my shop there was a broken window covered over with brown paper, and a place was broken in the paper large enough for an arm to go through—I missed this pair of pincers, a shirt, and other articles, which were shown to me by the police—a pipe was taken from my desk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-96" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN LEESON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman BR</hi> 37). I was on duty at about 2.30 a.m. on the 15th November near the prosecutor's house, when I saw the prisoner with this bundle (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I stopped him—he was about 600 yards from the house—I asked him what he was carrying in the bundle, and he said "What has that to do with you?"—I said "It is my duty to ask you, and yours to answer me"—he said "I am a hawker and dealer, and have a licence "—he put his hand in his pocket, and said at the same time I could see what was in the bundle—I said "Turn it out or shall take you to the station "—he said "I will see you b——first," and he ran away—another constable ran after him and caught him—he was taken to the station—when he was searched a large stone was found upon</p>
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<p>him, which he said he kept to use in case of emergency—I found a meerschaum pipe in his right-hand trousers pocket—this bundle contains the articles that have been since shown to the prosecutor and identified—I also saw a pair of pincers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-97" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GINN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 461). I was on duty near Jubilee Place when I heard the last witness shouting for assistance—I went up and saw the prisoner running away—I followed him—he ran down King's Road, and pulled out a pair of pincers from his pocket and threw them in my face—I caught him and took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You turned half round and threw the pincers straight at my face—you threw off some of your clothes as you ran—these are the pincers (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, stated that the bundle was given him to carry, and they ran away and he was taken.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been convicted of felony in July,</hi> 1881,
<hi rend="italic">at Westminster Police-court.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE ROPER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 68). About 3.30 a.m. on 17th November I was on duty near Bethnal Green Road, when I saw four men drop over a wall at the back of the prosecutor's house—I went towards the wall and they ran away, three going one way and one the other—I followed the three and lost sight of them—another constable stopped the prisoner by my directions—I examined the prosecutor's house and found the kitchen window had one pane of glass broken, and a portion of the window was removed from the w. c.—I also found a jemmy on the premises—when we got to the station I searched the prisoner and found 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze upon him.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> H 59). I was in company with the last witness, and heard cries of "Stop thief!"—I saw the men running away—one of them was the prisoner, whom I chased and caught—I asked him where he was going, and he said "Going home"—I asked him what he was running for, and he said he was going to work—I took him back to the house to see what had happened, and then took him to the station—there were 62 farthings on the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in bronze in the till and a considerable number of farthings amongst it—it was all gone except three farthings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I went to sleep on a doorstep and woke up, walked about for a quarter of an hour, and a policeman got hold of me. I was going home. "</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS MEYERS</hi> (53)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-121-18821211" type="defendantName">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">REBECCA MEYERS</hi> (29)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARK WEINBERG</hi> (28)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def4-121-18821211" type="surname" value="WEINBERG"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY WEINBERG</hi> (25)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821211-121-offence-1 t18821211-name-106"/>Aaron Schaverein</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-107" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-107" type="given" value="FOSTER"/>MR. FOSTER REED</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Morris and Rebecca Meyers; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the Weinbergs.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-108" type="surname" value="SCHAVEREIN"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-108" type="given" value="AARON"/>AARON SCHAVEREIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Fashion Street—on the 4th October I occupied the back parlour on the ground floor and the parlour on the first floor and a bedroom—this tollis is a scarf we use in the synagogue, and this is a prayer-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they were in my wardrobe and I missed them on the 4th October—I saw them at Bristol on 10th November at the police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-109" type="surname" value="SHORTT"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHORTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Bristol Police Inspector</hi>). I know the prisoners—on the 9th November I went to 7, Cannon Street, Bristol, where I saw Mr. and Mrs. Weinberg—I said "I am a detective inspector of Bristol; my name is Shortt"—I had an officer with me, whom I told them was my sergeant, and I asked Mark Weinberg if he had sold Louis Weinberg a tollis or scarf which they use in the synagogue, within the last five weeks, and he said "No"—his wife made no reply—I asked him if he had received a box from London containing clothes, within the last five or six weeks, and he said "No"—I left the house with Louis Weinberg, and going down I met the female prisoner Meyers—she was pointed out to me by Louis as having sold the tollis—I went with her to No. 1, Earl Street, and asked her if she sold a tollis to Louis Weinberg, and she said she did—I asked her if she had received a box containing clothes from London, within five or six weeks, and she said she had—I also asked her where that box was, and she said she had burnt it—I asked her what had become of the clothes that were in the box, and she said she had sold them to various people; she did not know who—I then told my sergeant to take her into custody, and he conveyed her to the A Division Station, and I went to No. 6, Earl Street, in company with Louis Weinberg—this tollis I received from him—later in the day I received a bunch of keys from Rebecca Meyers, and then I went to Cannon Street again, and, in the presence of Meyers, I unlocked the back room on the first floor—I asked him who went to that room and he would not make me any reply—I had the cupboard unlocked and I found these two prayer-books, which have been identified by Mr. Schaverein—I left the house and communicated with the London police, and left the matter with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>. I have been inspector about five years, and have been in the force 23 1/2 years—I do not know that Weinberg occupied that house and had been living there for three years—I have not made inquiry—I believe previously to this he had been a man of good character.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-110" type="surname" value="WEINBERG"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-110" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS WEINBERG</persName> </hi>. I bought this tollis of Mrs. Meyers—I do not remember when.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-111" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-111" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). On the 10th November I saw Rebecca Meyers in custody at Bristol—I was in company with Shortt—the prosecutor went with me—he identified this property and a quantity of other property outside the Court—on the 14th I went to Bristol and took the two Weinbergs—I asked Mr. Weinberg if he had received any property from London—he said he had received nothing—I said "Your servants have been pledging various goods, and you have employed a girl to wash some things here, and have been selling things to different people in the place, and that property has been identified I as having been stolen "—they said they knew nothing about it, and when I told Weinberg</p>
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<p>I should take him into custody, he called me outside and said "This is a bad job; I will give you 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if you will let me go "—I said I could not do business in that way—he said "You shall have anything you like if you will let me go"—I said "No, you must go the station," and I charged him with being concerned with others in stealing the property—I took the three.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-112" type="surname" value="THICK"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). At 9 o'clock on Wednesday, the 15th November, the prisoner Morris Meyers came to Leman Street station and said "I wish to give myself up for buying some things"—I cautioned him and told him I should take it down in writing and it might be used against him—he said "I wish you to do so"—I took his statement down—it is attached to the depositions—I charged him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-113" type="surname" value="SCHAVEREIN"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-113" type="given" value="AARON"/>AARON SCHAVEREIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I identify the tollis by the bags that are on it and by the colour—the books were given to me by my father-in-law, and I know them to be my books—I did not have time to put my name in them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-121-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners were also indicted for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-114" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821211-121-offence-2 t18821211-name-114"/>Joseph Cohen</persName>, and stealing two jackets, two dresses, and four coats</hi> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t18821211-121-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<hi rend="italic">The prosecution offered no evidence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<p>122.
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<interp inst="def1-122-18821211" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SMITH</hi> (18)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-122-18821211" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-122-18821211" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-122-18821211" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def2-122-18821211" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def2-122-18821211" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi> (19)</persName>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821211-122-offence-1 t18821211-name-117"/>Jane Kerslake</persName>, and stealing 2
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Thomas Smith</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-118" type="surname" value="ASHFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY ASHFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a gasfitter, of 35, King's Cross Road, St. Pancras—on the night of the 27th November last I went to bed soon after 12 o'clock, having locked the place up—there was a door leading into the backyard, which was latched, but not bolted—I came down next morning shortly before 6 o'clock, when I found two or three jackets lying on the stairs—I called my landlady, Miss Kerslake—I went into the shop to get some cheese, and found none there—there was some there the day before—I missed a coat, and gave information to the police—I had in the pockets two silk handkerchiefs, a cotton handkerchief, a tobacco pouch, and some tickets for a building society—some of the articles were produced by the pawnbroker—these articles (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are my property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-119" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-119" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE KERSLAKE</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, King's Cross Road, St. Pancras—I went to bed on the night in question, leaving the house safe—there were some provisions in the shop; next morning I found they were missing, and that a door leading to the backyard was open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-120" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-120" type="given" value="CHARLES GEORGE"/>CHARLES GEORGE ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Jones, of 20, Exmouth Street, Clerkenwell, pawnbroker—the coat the prosecutor is wearing was brought to me on the 28th November a little after 11 o'clock by Thomas Smith—we had heard something about a coat being missed—the governor inquired of him about the coat, and he said another man had given it to him to pawn, and when he was cross-questioned about it he ran out of the shop down Northampton Court, and after a long chase I caught him and brought him back—he was then given into the custody of John McCarthy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the other prisoner until I went to Clerkenwell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-121" type="surname" value="WAKEFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-121" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WAKEFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). I was at the police-station</p>
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<p>between 11 and 12 on the 28th November when Thomas Smith was brought there and charged with committing a burglary—he said, "When I was at 28, Brook Street, King's Cross, a young man asked me to pawn the coat for him, and I went for him to the pawnbroker's; I went out to speak to him, when he ran away, and I ran after him; I was followed and given into custody "—I went to 28, Brook Street, which is a common lodging-house—I there apprehended William Smith—I found this hand
<lb/>kerchief on him at the police-station, and Thomas Smith was wearing this one round his neck (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said it was in the coat pocket when the young man gave it to him to pawn.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found the address he gave correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-122" type="surname" value="MCCARTHY"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-122" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCARTHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 41). I was called to the pawnbroker's shop, when I saw Thomas Smith—he was charged and asked questions about the coat—he said a man lie had seen once or twice before asked him that morning if he had any breakfast; he said "No," and he asked him if he wanted any, and he said "Yes," and the young man gave him the coat to take to Exmouth Street to pawn for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I took him to the station—I did not see any young man outside the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-122-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-122-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18821211-122-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-122-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-122-18821211 t18821211-122-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>123.
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<interp inst="def1-123-18821211" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-123-18821211" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def1-123-18821211" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="def1-123-18821211" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WHITE</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18821211-123-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18821211-123-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-123-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing four pieces of paper and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the property of
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-124" type="surname" value="WARREN"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-124" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821211-123-offence-1 t18821211-name-124"/>Edward Warren</persName> from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-125" type="surname" value="WARREN"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-125" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WARREN</persName> </hi>. I am a hatter's assistant, of 52, Liverpool Street—on the 18th November last, at 3 p.m., I was in Trafalgar Square when the troops were going by—I saw the prisoner, on my right side, take his hand from my pocket—I hardly know what I had in it, but there was over 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and four railway tickets—I seized his hand, and he let drop the coin, which I heard fall; the crowd was too great for me to pick it up—I charged him with picking my pocket—he said he was innocent—I did not see the tickets.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-126" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-126" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi> 380). I was on duty in Parliament Street, and was called by the last witness—there was a great crush at the time, and the prosecutor touched me on the shoulder and said, u This man has picked my pocket"—the prisoner said he was innocent—I took him to the station, where he was searched—there were three pawn-tickets on him, 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, a purse with 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and several other articles, including a corkscrew and latchkey—it was impossible to search the ground in consequence of the crowd at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I witnessed the review from the back of Spring Gardens, and was there all the morning waiting to come out into White-hall, and finding I could not get by I waited until the soldiers had passed, and directly they had gone by there was a general rush all ways, and before hardly I knew what had happened I was charged with this offence by the prosecutor. I am entirely innocent of this matter altogether. I had an umbrella in my hand, and kid gloves on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I may have taken them off when I bade them search me; they would not do so, and took me down to Bow Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES ALFRED"/>JAMES ALFRED BAYLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at South Norwood Park—about a year ago I went to Barnes—this is my bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); I took it with me; it contained my cheque-book, pass-book, and other business papers—the cheque-book is on
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>. John Brown and Co., bankers—at Barnes Station I left my bag with a porter—on going to call for it on my return to town it was not forthcoming—I cannot exactly identify this blank cheque, but to the best of my belief it is one of those which was in my cheque-book—from that day till the book was produced by the constable I did not see it—I have no doubt about the bag.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-131" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Barnes Railway-station on the London and South-Western Railway—about a year ago a bag was left in my custody to take care of by the last witness—it was very much like this bag—he left it with me between 5 and 6 o'clock—about 6.30 a gentleman came and asked me for the bag—I asked him for a description of it, which he gave me, and I thought it was his bag, and I gave it to him—I cannot swear to the prisoner, but it was a man like him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>. John Brown and Co., of 25, Abchurch Lane—the prosecutor is a customer of ours—this blank cheque-book was given to him on the 28th July, 1881—this cheque would form one of a book of 50.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Constable P</hi> 380) I found this pawn-ticket in the prisoner's trousers pocket—I inquired about the bag, and found it related to a bag pledged in the name of Spencer—I found this blank cheque in the prisoner's purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I took the bag out of pledge in the morning and put it in again in the afternoon of the same day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOSHUA"/>WILLIAM JOSHUA WOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I do not remember it being pledged more than once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that he had bought the pawntickets found upon him of a man in the street in the hope of making something out of them.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with the like, intent.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December 13th,</hi> 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 17th November, about 10.20, I was called to Antil Cottage, and found the first-floor front room full of smoke, and a packet of paper and books piled up, which had been lit and extinguished—I smelt paraffin—there was a lamp on a table in the room; it seemed to have been upset; I could see oil down the side—on leaving the house a woman spoke to me, and from what she said I found the prisoner on the opposite side of the road looking at the house—I approached him, and he ran off—I called "Stop him"—he was stopped, and I told him he would be charged with setting fire to the house—he made no reply, but at the door of the station he said "I shall have plenty of
<hi rend="italic">tommy</hi> and I shall have some
<hi rend="italic">skilly,</hi> and I will pour some paraffin on him when I get out; if it had not been for Mr. "somebody" knocking me about, that was the reason I set fire to the b——y place "—he said at the station "It was starvation made me do it"—when the charge was read to him he said "I plead guilty. "</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The inspector refused to take the charge, and sent me to Kilburn with it, as it was not in his parish.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I want to know whether they find me guilty or not guilty. I have had a father who has been in a good position. You can't hang me for nothing. I used the knife. Thank God, but I don't want it. I have had 21 days, and if I have 21 years that is enough for you. I want the servant girl examined. I won't go home, and I will charge you with perjury if you speak a word against me. I have done 21 days.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been in the beerhouse about half an hour—the deceased was there when I went in—I heard what the prisoner said—I am hard of hearing—the deceased did not make use of any offensive expression to the prisoner—the prisoner's father lives about six yards from where the deceased was making water.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Teesdale Street, Hackney Road—I was at Cooksley's beerhouse with the deceased and Simcox—we left about 11 o'clock—the deceased was perfectly sober—I bade them good night, and went indoors, living exactly opposite—I had not been in more than half a minute when I was called by name to assist—I rushed out and found the deceased lying on his back insensible in a pool of blood—I assisted him to the hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi>). On 30th October I apprehended the prisoner at Woodford, at his work—I told him I should take him into custody for violently assaulting Jackson—he said "He was making water outside my father's door; I spoke to him, and he told me to go and—myself, I struck him and knocked him down; but I did not know it was Jackson until this morning "—I said "He is in the London Hospital"—he said "I am very sorry, I have known him a long time; when I came out of doors this morning I saw the blood on the pavement and washed it away"—at the station he saw Mrs. Jackson, and said "Mrs. Jackson, I am very sorry for this. "</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-149" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES MEARS</persName> </hi>. On 29th Oct. I was house surgeon at the London Hospital, when the deceased was brought in—he had a contusion round the left eye, another behind the right ear, and he was bleed</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821211-129-offence-1 t18821211-name-151"/>John Richard Smith</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-152" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 6, Providence Place, Woolmer Place, Poplar—on 22nd November, between 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon, I was near my house—Mrs. Jago, the prisoner's mother, was there—she lives next door but one—my son Richard, about 17, came up the court—Mrs. Jago called him very foul names, she was very tipsy—he asked her why she did so—with that she up with her fist and was going to strike him, instead of that he struck her in the face with his hand—she then sent after her boy, the prisoner, and told him to go in and get the poker—he went in and brought out a chopper, and struck my son, over Mrs. Jago's shoulder, on the head with the chopper with both hands—he put his hands on his head and went indoors—he became unconscious, and was taken to the hospital and died on the 29th.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-153" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Providence Place—I heard quarrelling between Mrs. Jago and Mrs. Smith—while it was going on the deceased came up the court—Mrs. Jago called him very bad names—he said "Why can't you leave my name alone, my mother and you are having a row"—with that they both hit at one another, and they had a fight on the step—Mrs. Jago told her son to go and get the poker, and in a minute after he came out with a big chopper in his two hands—he lifted it right over his head and hit the boy Smith on the top of the head with it—Smith was taller than the prisoner, but the prisoner was on the top of the wooden step and Smith was down on the bottom step—Mrs. Jago was sitting on the step, and she and the prisoner directly went indoors—Mrs. Jago was very drunk—Mrs. Smith had not long come from work.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Mrs. Jago sent for the prisoner—he was standing at his place at the bottom of the court, he is a shoeblack—I did not see who she sent—I saw him come up with his box on his shoulder, and then she told him to go and get the poker.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-154" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY TYE</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Providence Place—I heard the quarrelling between Mrs. Jago and Mrs. Smith—I heard Mrs. Jago use bad language, and she said "Go and tell my Billy I want him"—that was when young Smith struck her—I believe the prisoner was up by the Eagle, where he stands—he came into the court—she said "Go in and get the b—y poker" he went in and came out with a chopper, and took it in his two hands and struck Smith on the head—he was on the top wooden step and Smith on the bottom, and Mrs. Jago was on the third step—Mrs. Jago and the prisoner then went indoors—Mrs. Smith went and pushed the door—she got her arm in, and Smith went and pulled her down, and then was taken to the hospital—this does not look like the same chopper, it looked larger and a larger handle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-155" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER REED</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SLATER</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at Poplar Hospital when Smith was brought there on 22nd November—he had an incised wound on the scalp, and the skull was fractured—he died on the morning of the 29th from inflammation of the brain following on the injury.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> I ran in and got a chopper in a passion, and hit him on the head with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not mean to do him any harm in striking him; I did not mean to use the sharp end. He struck my mother first. She did not say anything to me about the chopper.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-157" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE JAGO</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—my boy and Mrs. Smith were having a quarrel—she struck me several times, and kicked me—I never sent my boy for a poker—he ran in and got the chopper when he saw Smith knock me down—I had had a little drop, but was quite sensible—I did not call Smith bad names—my son came up the court without being sent for—I did not tell him to get either the poker or chopper—Mrs. Smith and my husband are first cousins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character from the superintendent of the Ragged School at Poplar.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained in the Feltham Industrial School for Two Years.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi> </rs>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-160" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live in Vere Street, Clare Market—on Saturday night, 18th November, I was in the Green Man public-house, in Bedford Street, Covent Garden—the prisoner was there—I did not know him before—he asked me to give him a bit of tobacco—I did so—he afterwards asked me to give him a penny to get him some beer—I did that—I had a purse in my pocket containing 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did Dot take the penny from my purse—I left the Green Man I think between 10.30 and 11—the prisoner followed me, and when in Russell Street he sounded the side of my trousers with his hand—he then placed his hand in my coat pocket—I asked him if he meant to rob me, using rather a bad word to him—he then took me by the collar, and threw me on the ground in the gutter, and starred my temple on the left side—I got up, and he threw me again on the right side—I got up a second time, and he threw me again on the right side, and laid me insensible—I can't say how long 1 was insensible; I might have been lying there half an hour for all 1 know—when I came to myself, my purse and money were gone—I laid up one day—I was bruised oh my right side—my head was very sore—1 had two small bumps on it—I bled a little, and the joint of my thumb was knocked up—I could not use my hand for a day—I can just manage to work with it—1 am an engineer—it is not as good as it was before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was not drinking with you in the public-house—there were several other persons there drinking—there was a</p>
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<p>barman there—two friends of yours followed behind me and you across the market—I know nothing about Mary Kellard.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-161" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY KELLARD</persName> </hi>. I live in Church Street, Soho—I know the prisoner—on Saturday night, 18th November, about half-past 10, I was near the Green Man, in Bedford Street—I saw the prosecutor come out, and the prisoner and two other men follow him—they went up Bedford Street to Garrick Street, and then turned towards Covent Garden Market—the prosecutor and prisoner were walking together, and the other two were behind—I had seen the prisoner about half-past 8 that evening, and he said "Mary, I mean to have a purse to-night"—I said "If you do, you will go back to where you came from "—he said "I don't care"—I had known him for about seven weeks—he said he was a sailor just come home, and had been away 10 years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> This is all jealousy because I was living with another girl, and would have nothing to do with her.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That was what he said at the police-court—the night he was locked up the woman he was living with gave me a black eye, and was bound over to keep the peace. I never said I would have him
<hi rend="italic">lagged.</hi> I said I would have him locked up the night he took a soldier's medal. I am in danger of my life; he and the woman he lives with have threatened what they would do to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-162" type="surname" value="WADHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WADHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 266). On 25th November the prosecutor took me to the Bedford Tavern, and there saw the prisoner—he charged him with knocking him down, and robbing him with violence—there were others there—he picked him out at once—the prisoner said "You false-swearing man; you have made a mistake. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence declared his innocence, and again asserted that the witness, Mary Kellard, was actuated by jealousy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-130-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been before convicted, and there were numerous other convictions against him from,</hi> 1857
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 1874,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to Ten Years' Penal Servitude</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Twenty Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Thirty Lashes with the Cat</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 13
<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>. and other sums from
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into their own recognisances of</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">each to come up for judgment when called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>132. The said
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS QUINCE DAVIS</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18821211-132-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, were further indicted for obtaining money under false pretences.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>133.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED THOMAS</hi> (21)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAURA MYERS</hi> (33)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN BASSETT</hi> (52)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def5-133-18821211" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN JORDAN</hi> (43)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18821211-133-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Feloniously breaking and entering the warehouse of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18821211-133-offence-1 t18821211-name-175"/>Gustavus Gottschalk</persName> and stealing 400 yards of cloth, his goods.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-176" type="surname" value="AVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-176" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Bassett, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JORDAN</hi>.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-177" type="surname" value="GOTTSCHALK"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-177" type="given" value="FERDINAND"/>FERDINAND GOTTSCHALK</persName> </hi>. I am engaged with my father Gustavus Gottschalk at 114, Queen Victoria Street—he is a cloth merchant, occupying the warehouse on the first floor—I was the last to leave the premises on 31st November—I left them quite safe, the door of the warehouse being locked—I left the outer door unfastened because there are other people in the house—on arrival the next morning I found the door broken open—I saw marks upon the door—the lock was steel—the latch of the lock had cut right through the brass, showing that great force had been used—I missed seven rolls of cloth from the counter nearest the door. or about 350 yards—this is some of the cloth (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have seen a large portion of my diagonal cloth, produced by pawnbrokers at the Mansion House, also 89 yards which was found at Overbury Street, Clapham—those nearly make up the roll I missed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. It is manufactured by Penang and Gerring, a large French house—I am not aware that there are hundreds and thousands of yards of such cloth in the market—I doubt it because Gerring says this is the only piece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-178" type="surname" value="TROTMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-178" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL TROTMAN</persName> </hi>. I am agent at 17, Watling Street, to
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>. Penang and Gerring, woollen manufacturers—I indentify about 16 parcels of black diagonal cloth as our make—we distinguish our cloth by the texture and finish—there are thousands and thousands of yards of cloth in the market but not of this peculiar description—it is raised, which gives it a softness—I have no doubt it is our make.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On the morning of 2nd November I was called to 114, Queen Victoria Street—I found the inner door on the first floor had been forced open, and a great number of marks of a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and another instrument having been used—the lock was broken, and great force had been used to get the door open—from information I had, I watched Bassett and Jordan on 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th Nov.—I saw them together on the 7th and 8th—I saw them go into 30, Market Street, Newington—1 followed them to different public-houses—on 8th Nov., I went to 30, Market Street, about 8 p.m.—Bassett was then in custody—Jordan was in bed in the back room on the first floor—I and Downes went up—when I had got to the top of the stairs I asked her to-get up, she said she should not and used bad language—I asked her to-get up several times before I went in the room—when I went in the room I asked her to get up—he said "No"—I said "You had better get up," and she said "No"—that was repeated several times—I then told her I was a police officer, and had called upon her in reference to some cloth—she said" I know nothing about any cloth"—I said "Have you pledged any cloth, or given any to pledge, or serge, within this last month?"—she said
<hi rend="italic">"No"</hi>—I said a large quantity of cloth had been stolen. and it had been stated she had pledged some; I mentioned the name of Bassett—she denied several times that she had ever had any cloth—she said she knew nothing at all about it—I told her Bassett was in custody, and she bad stated she had received two pieces of cloth from her to pledge—she said she-had never seen any cloth, she did not know Bassett—I told her she did know Bassett, they had been seen together—she then asked me if it was the little woman that had been down the Lane with her that dealt in gold lace—I said "Yes"—I asked her if she had any tickets—there was a coat on the-chair and I turned out the pockets of the jacket, and she handed me 300 or 400 pawn-tickets from a cupboard in the bedroom—she said if we had</p>
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<p>come a week or two sooner we could have found a cart-load, she had been lighting the fire with them—we left a great number behind, and brought a great number away—we went down in the parlour, and I asked her where the tickets were of the Monday's pawnings, and she handed me a number of tickets, and said she got her living by pawnbrokers—I said "These are not all pawnings for Monday"—she said "They are"—I said "They are not, you were followed to pawnbrokers in the Gray's Inn Road"—she said "I never went near Gray's Inn Road"—I asked her for the ticket for the cloth pledged on Monday in Gray's Inn Road—she said she had not pledged on the Monday, she had
<hi rend="italic">tumbled</hi> to the officers following (that is, she recognised the officers following her)—I took her to the station where Bassett was—they were put in the dock together—I asked Bassett, in Jordan's presence, if Jordan was the woman she referred to as having given her cloth to pledge—Bassett said "Yes"—Jordan said she had not given her any cloth—Bassett said "Yes you did, you wicked woman; how can you stand there and deny having given me any cloth?"—Jordan said "Well, if I did you knew it was stolen as well as I did"—Bassett said "No, I did not"—Jordan said "Oh, yes, you did"—that was said three or four times—I said "You have had some cloth, Bassett?"—she said "Yes"—I said "Of whom did you buy it?"—she said "From Mrs. Mendosa"—I said "When did you buy it?"—she said "About a week ago"—I said "How much did you give for it?"—she said "I gave 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for a lot of goods; there were three under garments at 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each, two pieces of stuff at 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—I said "Which Mrs. Mendosa is it? I know five or six"—she said "Carlo"—her real name is Levy, but she is better known as Mrs. Mendosa; she lived down Petticoat Lane—I said 1 knew Carlo Mendosa very well, and I should see her—on 28th November the other three prisoners were taken into custody—I after that went to No.
<hi rend="smallCaps">17A</hi>, Overbury Street, Clapton Park, with other officers—I saw the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> found—I lighted the match for the officer—it was taken from a sideboard, behind some dishes in the corner in a back room on the ground floor, a parlour or a kitchen—it is termed a kitchen in the deposition—I saw this file on a table in the same room—I after
<lb/>wards took those instruments to 114, Queen Victoria Street, and compared them with the marks on the door—this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> has a peculiar point, and makes a different mark each way—the marks corresponded with this instrument in every way—there are double doors, one had the flat side of this file, the other the round side—there was also the impression of the cut marks of the file.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. Eliza Chapman is a witness—Costin and Barton followed her under my instructions—they gave evidence—Chap-man was not charged, I found her statement correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. Jordan said she got her living by buying things and pawning them directly—I saw a man named Fudge—I charged him—I found 30 tickets in his pocket—he was discharged—
<hi rend="italic">the tickets did not relate to the cloth—he said everything in the house</hi> was his—he lived with Jordan as man and wife—Jordan said they were Fudge's tickets, and I believe Fudge said downstairs 35 among hundreds were his—Fudge was not seen pawning with Jordan—about 50 yards of cloth were traced to the possession of Jordan.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I found no tickets relating to this case, and Jordan gave me none.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-180" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was engaged watching Bassett and Jordan—on 7th and 8th November I saw Bassett go to Jordan's house in Market Street—on the 8th I followed Bassett to 48, Haynes Street, Battersea—I went with Wright about 6 p.m. and took her into custody—I said to Bassett "We are police officers; you will be taken into custody for being concerned in stealing a quantity of cloth from 114, Queen Victoria Street—she said "My God! I know nothing about any cloth"—I said "Yes you do; have you pledged a piece at Attenborough's, in Newington Causeway?"—she said "Yes, I did; it was given to me by a woman whom I met at the sale-rooms, and another piece, and here is the ticket of it"—she handed me this ticket in the name of Mary Skeets, of 46, Haynes Street, Battersea, for a remnant of cloth—I said "Where is the ticket for the other piece?"—she said "I gave that and the money to the woman, and she gave me this ticket for my trouble in pledging—I said "This is all you have pledged?" she said "On my oath it is"—she was sent to the station—I was at the station and heard the conversation between the two women.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I saw Bassett go to a public-house where Fudge was—Fudge was charged and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-181" type="surname" value="BARTON"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-181" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BARTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 889). After the charge was taken I was ordered to convey Bassett to Seething Lane—on the way she said "Iam sorry I have told you a falsehood, it was not two pieces of cloth, but four that I received; it is no use for the tall woman to say she has not pledged any cloth, for I was with her when she pledged a piece near St. George's Church.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I was employed to watch Chapman—I watched her for several days—I saw her go to the pawnbrokers on 6th Nov.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Chapman went to one pawnbroker, and they refused the cloth; she went to another, and they took it in—Jordan went in a court and gave Chapman the cloth from under her shawl.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I did not state that at the police-court; Costin did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-182" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. James Attenborough, 81, Walworth Road, a pawnbroker—I produce three yards of black diagonal cloth, pledged with me on 4th November last, by Jordan, for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of Appleton, of 17, Gurney Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-183" type="given" value="ROBERT CHARLES"/>ROBERT CHARLES FERN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Joseph Folkard, pawn-broker, of 16, London Road, Southwark—on 4th November three yards of black diagonal cloth were pledged with me by Ann Jordan, in the name of Jane Appleton, of 20, Market Street, Southwark, for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave her a ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I do not know that I have seen her before, but she is well known to pawnbrokers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. It is a common practice to buy job lots and pawn them—more money is made that way than by selling in bulk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know where they get it from—the practice is not to redeem it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-184" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-184" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Samuel Barnett, pawnbroker, of 10, St. George's Circus, Blackfriars Road—I produce three yards of diagonal black cloth pledged with me on 4th November, by Jordan, in the name of Ann Jordan, of 8, Market Street, for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave her a ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I had not seen her before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-185" type="surname" value="DEEKS"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-185" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DEEKS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. John Aberthall, pawnbroker, of</p>
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<p>284, Gray's Inn Road—I produce three yards of black diagonal cloth pledged with me on 6th November by Ann Chapmann for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-186" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a single woman, of 33, King Street, Borough Road—I know Jordan—on 6th November I pledged some cloth for her—I don't know where, but it was Guy Fawkes day—Jordan is a dealer at sales—she said "Take this and pledge it," and I done it innocent enough, and gave her the money and the ticket—I worked for her for three weeks—I gave my right name, Eliza Chapman, not Ann Chapman—I forget what address I gave.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. Jordan attended sales of clothes three times a week at regular sale-rooms—she went to Petticoat Lane—I never went—I have pawned things on several occasions by her instructions—I sometimes gave my own name, and sometimes somebody else's—I thought it was in the way of dealing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I have known Jordan 10 or 12 years—she said she could get more upon things than by selling them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-187" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I watched with Barton—I saw Jordan leave 30, Market Street, carrying a bundle, and join Eliza Chapman—I followed them to various pawnshops till they got to Elm Street, Gray's Inn Road—there I saw Jordan give Chapman a piece of cloth—she took it from a bundle—Chapman took it to Mr. Apthall's, in the Gray's Inn Road, and then met Jordan and gave her the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-188" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY STOCK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. George Attenborough, of 80, Newington Causeway—I produce two yards of black diagonal cloth pledged with me on 3rd November, by Bassett, in the name of Mary Turner, of 39, Market Street, for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—1 gave her a ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-189" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ENDACOTT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Davison, of 254, Wandsworth Road, pawnbrokers—I produce 2 1/2 yards of black diagonal cloth pledged with me on 4th November, by Bassett, for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the name of Jane Hamilton, of 3, College Road—I gave her a ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-190" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Edward Burrell, of 2, Mirrow Street, Walworth—I produce three yards of black diagonal cloth pledged with me on 4th Nov. by Bassett for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the name of Coyle, of Amelia Street—I gave her a ticker, of which this is the duplicate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. Mr. Grimmet made out the ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-191" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-191" type="given" value="RAYMOND"/>RAYMOND SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Harvey and Thompson, pawnbrokers, of
<hi rend="smallCaps">1A</hi>, High Street, Vauxhall—I produce 2 1/2 yards of black diagonal cloth pledged with me on 4th November by a woman who gave the name of Mary Skeets—I gave her this ticket—the address was 46, Haynes Street, Battersea.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-192" type="surname" value="MEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-192" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MEAD</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">I am assistant to Messrs. Wolstenholme and Co.,</hi> pawnbrokers, of 34, Kennington Park Road—I produce three yards of black diagonal cloth pledged with me on 4th November by Jordan for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the name of Appleton, of 37, White Hart Street—I gave her a ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-193" type="surname" value="PICKEN"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-193" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER PICKEN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Russell, of 307, Walworth Road, pawnbrokers—I produce three yards of black diagonal cloth pledged with me for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 4th November by Bassett in the name of Mary Ann Turner, of 7, East Street—I saw the manager give her a ticket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi> The manager transacted the business, but I was in the shop at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-194" type="surname" value="WADE"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-194" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WADE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 344). On 28th November I saw Leary in custody at Hackney Police-station—I asked him for his address—he gave me
<hi rend="smallCaps">17A</hi>, Overbury Street, Clapton Park—I went there with</p>
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<p>Chapman and Fletcher, two other detectives—it was a marine store dealer's—I saw Thomas behind the counter—I asked hi u if a man named Leary lived there—he said yes. he lodged upstairs—I said I wanted to see into his room—he said "Wait till Mrs. Myers comes back"—I waited some time and then went upstairs—Thomas went with me—he pointed out the room, the second-floor back—he said "That is Myers's room; there is nothing here"—I did not find anything—I went down again into the shop—I searched the shop—I found 19 pieces of cloth at the right-hand corner at the back of the shop, by the side of a lot of old coats and rags—this is it produced—altogether there is about 89 yards of it—I asked Thomas how he accounted for the cloth being in his possession—he said it was bought at the market—I said "What market?"—he said "Petticoat Lane"—I told him I should take him into custody—I handed him over to the possession of other officers, and took possession of the cloth—he was charged with possession of this cloth and other goods—he had nothing to say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. A lot of rags were in each room—I charged him with unlawful possession of sealskin bags.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They are the subject of another charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-195" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-195" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective N</hi>) I went with Wade to Overbury Street—I saw him find the cloth—Thomas said to me they belonged to Mrs. Myers; she had a stall at Petticoat Lane, and bought the cloth at a sale—on conveying him to the station he said "Mrs. Myers used the cloth for making children's clothes with."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. All three detectives were there, but searching different parts of the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-196" type="surname" value="FLETCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-196" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLETCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective N</hi>). I went with the other detectives to 17A, Overbury Street—I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> on the dresser in the back kitchen under some dishes, laying against the wall—I found a dark lantern—there was oil in it—I saw three or four children in the house, the oldest 9 or 10.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-197" type="surname" value="HUNT"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-197" type="given" value="BAXTER"/>BAXTER HUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I searched the premises with the other officers—I found this file in the second-floor front room under some coats under the table—there was a bedstead—the whole house was in disorder—I took it down and put it on the table.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-198" type="surname" value="GOTTSCHALK"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-198" type="given" value="GUSTAVUS"/>GUSTAVUS GOTTSCHALK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I believe the cloth produced is mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-199" type="surname" value="FRENCH"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-199" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am a builder—I keep a licensed house at Clapton—I am the landlord of 17A, Overbury Street, Clapton Park—on 4th November I let the house to Leary, Thomas, and Myers—they called at the Globe—they all spoke about it, and said they wished to take it—I said the rent was 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year; they told me they were going to carry on a rag and wardrobe dealer's business, and I said it was a very good thing; I thought it would do—they gave the name of Mr. and Mrs. Myers—I took it for granted it was Mr. Myers—my agent made out the receipt to Myers—the half-sovereign deposit was shoved along the counter; I cannot say by whom—I took it for granted Mr. or Mrs. Myers would pay the rent—they took possession the following Tuesday or Wednesday—I did not go to the house after that; I never do—they said they would pay the rent weekly, and I would rather take it weekly, because they don't always pay; they sometimes run away, and I like to get it when I can—I cannot say who paid the rent—my agent, Mr. Crafford, collected it,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-200" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-200" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-200" type="surname" value="CRAFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-200" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CRAFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am agent to Mr. French—I was present when the three prisoners came to the Globe public-house—I made out this receipt—I did not notice who paid the deposit—I went to the house and collected the rent twice—one of the three prisoners paid it; I could not say which.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jordan and Bassett received good characters.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MYERS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The rest</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-133-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See Third Court, Friday.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 13th, 1882.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count,</hi> an order for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the first Count.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-203" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-203" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY REISSMANN</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, of 29, Watling Street—the prisoner has been about seven years my cashier and book-keeper—it was his duty to receive moneys on behalf of the firm and to enter them in the cash-book, to keep the books, and to attend to the general business in my absence—I was absent during August and a part of September—I left with the prisoner 10 or 12 blank cheques, payable to order, signed by me—he had authority to fill them up—one is dated 2nd August, for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., marked "A," and one is dated 19th August for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., marked "B"—they are in the prisoner's writing, except the signatures—the cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. has been altered from
<hi rend="italic">"order" to "bearer"</hi>—it is initialled "H. R. and Co." by the prisoner—if he drew a cheque it was his duly to enter it up in the cash-book, so as to account for it—I produce the cash-book, which was kept by him entirely—there is no entry on 2nd August of a cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or subsequently, nor on 19th August of the cheque marked "B"—he had no authority to draw a cheque without booking it—those two cheques were returned by my bankers paid—I produce another cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated 27th May, marked "C," signed by me and filled up by the prisoner—there is no entry of that in the book—it is drawn for petty cash—it was returned to me paid—he wanted some money, no doubt, for petty cash, and sent to me for a cheque, and I sent it up—he has not accounted for those several sums—the cheque of 19th August for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is "Pay Mr. Edwards," and is endorsed by him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I went to Germany on 3rd August, early in the morning—I left business on the 2nd, about 5 o'clock—I took money with me, which is entered up—it is a new thing to me if you brought me 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash—you gave me some money on 2nd August—finding the cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was not entered up, I spoke about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-204" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18821211-name-204" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-204" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I keep a restaurant at 29, Watling Street, on the ground floor of the prosecutor's house—the prisoner came to me on 19th August and asked me if I would give him cash for this cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as Mr. Reissmann was out of town and he wanted to pay a bill—I did so, and paid it to my banker's next morning—I never heard anything more of it until the present proceedings—this is my endorsement—I did not cross it; it was crossed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18821211-name-205" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-205" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROWDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a boot manufacturer, of 5, Hanway Street,</p>
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<p>Oxford Street, and am a customer of the prosecutor's—on 11th April I paid 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account to the prisoner at 29, Watling Street—this is his receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sometimes Mr. Reissmann has been present when I have paid you money—it has sometimes been by cheques, but on this occasion it was cash to the best of my recollection.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-206" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-206" type="surname" value="REISSMANN"/>
<interp inst="t18821211-name-206" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY REISSMANN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). In April last Mr. Rowden owed me some money—on 11th April it was entered in this cash-book, W. Rowden, on account, 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—this receipt "E" is for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—the prisoner had no authority to take 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was present when he was given in custody in November—I said "It is once more my painful duty to call your attention to irregularities in the accounts"—he said "It is no good going into figures; I know it all"—if I said before the Magistrate "The prisoner had no authority to sign my name on receipts," I meant he had no authority to sign cheques—I had on various occasions spoken to him about signing letters and receipts, and said he ought to sign "For Henry Reissmann and Co.;" but as he was very strong in language and very quick, to prevent unpleasantness I let him sign receipts and letters in my name—these are the cash-book and the petty cash-book—I found on the credit side in May an addition of 141
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. spent for the firm—on making that addition I find it is 136
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. less, which he does not account for—in July there is an addition on one page of 85
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I find it is 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. exactly 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. less—that was during my absence, in August—on the debtor side, where he has put down 53
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received as the addition, I find it is 63
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., exactly 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more—on the credit side he adds up moneys spent 61
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the addition only represents 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., exactly 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. less—as far as I can find, his deficiencies amount to about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The books were lying open on the desk, so that I could look at them if I wished—I never added them up—I had a duplicate key to your money drawer—I could take money out when I liked—I only found out about 12 months ago that I had another key—I tried all sorts of keys to get one to fit—when you have been away for, perhaps, half an hour, I might have required a shilling or two, and if I had not it in my pocket, then I would take it and put the amount on a piece of paper and give it to you as soon as you came in for you to enter it up in the petty cash-book—I have never spent money without doing that—you never told me there was a deficiency of a penny in your petty cash.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I put implicit faith in the prisoner—I could not have gone into the cash-books at that time, because I was away—his petty cashbook was always pages behind in addition—I asked him why he did not make his additions up—this was a constant source of unpleasantness between us—he said he could do it at once, but he never said that he was a penny short in his cash.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-207" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 17th November the prisoner was given into my custody—the prosecutor said "What have you done with all this money?" he said "I have been unfortunate and spent it. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said "I have spent it," and not "I have not spent it"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that the cheque for</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of 2nd August was while Mr. Reissmann was in town, and that Mr. Reissmann had the money in 20 sovereigns, and that the cheque on Mr. Edwards for</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was drawn on a Saturday, and he must have had something to pay with that</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">money or he should not have asked for it, and though he had been neglectful, the money he was short of was not due to any criminal intent.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18821211-name-208" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY REISSMANN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I first discovered defalcations in the accounts 15 months ago—I was absent about five weeks—the prisoner gave me German money—I cannot say how much English money I had—he had 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week and no commission.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>
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