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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 8th, 1883, and following days,</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assizes Act of 1879.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-1" 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
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-11" type="given" value="HERBERT JAMESON"/>HERBERT JAMESON WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-13" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-17" type="given" value="BEAUMONT"/>BEAUMONT SHEPHEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNIGHT, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-20" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM GILLICK</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of police, employed at the East and West India Dock Company's premises, at the dock-house, Billiter Street—the defendant was the principal foreman in the ivory and tortoiseshell department, and had been in the Company's service 29 years—being in that position, he was not liable to be searched on leaving the premises—labourers in the Company's employ are searched—on Saturday afternoon, 28th October, about 6 o'clock, I went to the ivory store-room after all the men had left, and in a box there I found nine pieces of tortoiseshell—the tortoiseshell room is on the first floor—these pieces had no business to be in the ivory room—both rooms were under the prisoner's charge—I left the nine pieces there—on Monday afternoon, 30th, I watched at the gate for the prisoner about half-past 4—I saw him come towards me from a van in the yard with a note—he was about 20 yards from the ivory room—it was the duty of the van-man to give me a note—the prisoner took the note from the carman—he said "May I leave this in the box?"—I said "Yes"—I took the note from him, and then he went back again and tried a look that he had already tried before, which he had no occasion to do, to see if it was locked—then he came back and attempted to pass me to go into the street—I touched him on the shoulder, and said "I want to speak to you, Mr. Smith, in the office"—as we went into the office his coat was buttoned up—he pulled his two coats open and his waistcoat, and there I saw two pieces of tortoiseshell in front of him, with his braces over the ends of them—he attempted to to throw them down, but before he could do that I took them out of his hand—these are the two pieces (
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<p>got"—I left him in charge of one of the constables, and went back to the box in the ivory room on the ground floor, where I had seen the nine pieces on the Saturday—I found that two particular pieces which I had looked at were gone from the nine, and the two pieces under his coat were the two—these are the other seven (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the two are quite different pieces—after that I returned to the place where I had left the prisoner, and gave him into custody—after he was taken to the station and charged I went with a City officer, Wright, to the prisoner's house at 59, Denton Place, Kennington, where I found the seven other pieces of tortoiseshell, and 24 bird skins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they are of different kinds, coming from different consignments—there are also some ostrich feathers, some Indian ones, and some from the Cape—the total value would be about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the two pieces found on him about 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—we returned to the police-station with the things, and showed them to the prisoner—he took up the ostrich feathers and these others, and said "I have had these for a long time, some of the bird skins I had given me, some I took from the warehouse," and taking up a large one, he said "This I took from the warehouse," and taking up one piece of tortoiseshell, he held it up to the light, and said, after some hesitation, "Yes, I took that from the warehouse in Billiter Street"—he did not say anything about the other six—before the Magistrate he said something about having his right hand free to sign the board—he would have to sign a board, but I went and looked, and found that he had signed it before he came into the yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been there 34 years—there is no mark on any of the articles—they are sent over by merchants in packages—these were at the warehouse; not at the docks—the birds were found at the prisoner's house—there is nothing to indicate that they came in packages—there are seven iron doors at the warehouse, which have to be closed, and the prisoner had to sign that they were closed—the board he had to sign hangs up outside—the box in which I saw the nine pieces on the Saturday was on the ivory floor—I had noticed it before, because I had seen other parcels placed there in this way—he did not put his cans of tea or bottles of ale in that box; he had another box for that—about a dozen men work on that floor—they would not pass the box, it was in a corner—the prisoner had charge of that corner, and the labourers had no business there—they might pass it—I could not say that the box might not have been there for years—it had no lid or lock—it could not be seen in pass
<lb/>ing; it was in a space at the back, and a gunny bag put to hide it—I believe tortoiseshell comes over in casks—after the prisoner's statement that the tortoiseshell found at his house came from Mr. Frolich, the manager of Messrs. Falconberg and Hessey, I called there—I did not inquire if they had drawn samples of what are called "hoofs" from the docks—hoofs are imported separately, not mixed with the tortoiseshell—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a hoof; I got it from the warehouse to show—the prisoner was wearing two coats on this occasion—I am prepared to swear that I saw the tortoiseshell round his body—he did not tell me that he was about to take the carman's delivery note back to the warehouse, and place the tortoiseshell back in the box.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I received instructions to watch the warehouse—about a quarter to 6 on the night of the 30th the prisoner was given into my custody by Gillick, charged with stealing these two pieces of tortoiseshell—I told him the charge—he made no reply—I took</p>
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<p>him to the station—the charge was read over to him there—he made no reply—I afterwards went to his house, and found the articles produced—they were shown to the prisoner at the station—I said "Take the birds first; where did you get the birds from?"—he said he had brought some of them from the warehouse, others he had picked up, and some he knew nothing at all about—I said "Where did you get the feathers from?"—he said he had had them in his possession a long time—I then said "Where did you get these seven pieces of tortoiseshell from?"—he said he had brought them from the warehouse in Billiter Street—he picked up one of the large birds, and said "That is one I brought from the warehouse"—I told him he would be charged with stealing the whole of the property—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew he was deaf, but I spoke very loud to him, so that I made him understand—he did not say that he kept the pieces in the box for the purpose of making up deficiencies in weight—he did not say that the feathers were brought by Mr. Fearneaux, who had married his sister.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-22" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am warehouse keeper at the East and West India Dock Company—I have charge of the Billiter Street warehouse—the value of the two pieces of tortoiseshell is about 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the other seven are about the same; they are not hoofs—they are similar to what we have at the warehouse—these 24 bird skins are from different parts of the world, and would come in different consignments—some of the feathers are ostrich from the Cape, and some are called
<hi rend="italic">Paddy</hi> from India—we have large quantities of similar feathers in the warehouse from time to time—the total value is about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the nine pieces of tortoiseshell ought to have been in the tortoiseshell room on the first floor, not in the ivory room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Perhaps 20 tons of tortoiseshell come to the warehouse in a year; that includes hoofs—it is not the custom of the trade to sample tortoiseshell—the birds vary in value from 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it does not happen that there is an excess of weight after sorting tortoiseshell; what
<lb/>ever we receive the merchant has the credit for—the prisoner has not from time to time suggested to me that the excess should be put into rummage sales—he told me there were a few pieces which had been in the warehouse for years, and I gave him instructions that they should be put into a rummage sale, which they were last December, and fetched about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner did not tell me he had found these two pieces on a cask there are no marks on any of this property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, alleged that he was about to take the two pieces of tortoiseshell to the box, and that the birds and feathers were given to him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-23" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED FEARNEAUX</persName> </hi>. I am steward on one of the Donald Carrie ships—my mother and sister were drowned in the princess Alice, 1878; after that I broke up the home that they had, and I seat some birds and feathers that I had brought home in the course of my voyages to the prisoner's wife—they were ostrich and foreign feathers—I have been in the West Indies and the Brazils, and I have brought them home to my sisters and my wife that is now—these are Cape feathers; they are similar to those I had in my possession—I gave some to Mrs. Smith to take care of—I subsequently married her daughter—I brought some of the feathers</p>
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<p>home myself, and my father, who is a steward, has also brought some of the same description and quality of these, and birds also—I have brought home lots of them during 15 years for presents to my friends—I have visited at their places and seen them there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My last voyage was to the Cape—I did not bring home any feathers or birds then—I have been backwards and forwards to the Cape five years—I brought some birds from Melbourne in 1877 as presents; not to make money by—I bought them at Melbourne.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-24" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY COOMBES</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, John Street, Kennington Road—I am the wife of George Coombes, and am the daughter of Mr. Smith's wife—after the loss of the Princess Alice in October, 1878, we took a house, and Mr. Fearneaux took lodgings with us; some articles were brought to my mother's house, among others some bird skins and feathers similar to these produced—I have seen them at my mother's house when visiting there—I used to help my father in polishing the shell hoofs; the last time was about six years ago, before my marriage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-25" type="given" value="JAMES DAVID"/>JAMES DAVID HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. Mrs. Smith is my mother; she was a widow when the prisoner married her—in October, 1878, Mr. Fearneaux came to lodge with my mother, and several things were afterwards brought to my mother's—I have seen a number of such things as these brought from abroad by Mr. Fearneaux and his father—I have at times assisted the prisoner in polishing tortoiseshell—six or seven years ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-26" type="given" value="THEODORE"/>THEODORE FROLICH</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 28, Fenchurch Street with Messrs. Falkenberg and Hessey, commission merchants, exporters, and importers—I have employed the prisoner at times in cleaning hoofs—the last time was in November, 1878—they were sent out to Japan—I never gave him tortoiseshell to clean, only hoofs.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-170-offence-1 t18830108-name-28"/>Samuel John Ashton</persName>, and stealing 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-29" type="given" value="SAMUEL JOHN"/>SAMUEL JOHN ASHTON</persName> </hi>. I keep a refreshment house at 82, Commercial Street East—early on the morning of 23rd December I was awakened by something, and went into my sitting-room—I was about to strike a light when I heard a rush, and there was an endeavour to pass the door, and I seized the prisoner—I called for my brother, who came down—we got a light, and I left the prisoner in charge of my brother while I went for the policeman—my brother fastened the house up—there is an area in front of the shop with a grating, which is fastened by a chain and a hook—it would be impossible to open it unless there was an accomplice to unhook it on the inside—in the morning when I examined the chain it was hitched—a person could hitch it after he had entered the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went down the stairs about 12.30 to fetch something—my brother and I were both sleeping on the top floor—I went to bed about 10 o'clock—there were besides in the house five girls, barmaids and waitresses; they are not here—they were up when I went to bed—we close business at 8 o'clock—I was out that evening, and came at 10 o'clock, and went to bed—I left my brother to manage the business—he brought the money upstairs, and put the coppers on the top of the davenport, and the silver in the drawers—we also employ a girl who sleeps out, and on 22nd December we had a lad, Fred Nichols—I discharged</p>
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<p>him on the 23rd, and have not seen him since—he is about 16; a good-sized lad—he had been with us about six months—his work was to dean boots, shoes, knives, forks, or anything, and as errand boy—he had nothing to do with opening or closing the house—the prisoner called about 10 o'clock for Nicholls—Nicholls ought to leave at 8 o'clock or before—I saw him there just before 10 o'clock—he had to go out with a parcel—he came back about 7 o'clock—if he had not done his work he would be expected to finish it—he left work about 10 o'clock on this night, as I went to bed—he had not lift work and come back again when I saw him at 10 o'clock—I cannot tell whether he came back after that or not—a person could not lift up the grating from the outside unless the hook was detached—Nichols was discharged because I had a strong suspicion that he was an accomplice—I did not charge him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw nothing of Nichols that night after 10 o'clock—when I caught the prisoner I asked him how he had got there, and he said Nichols let him in—when I repeated that statement at the polite court he denied it—I had no evidence to charge Nichols, at he did not bear out his statement—I and the inspector tried all we could to get something out of Nichols the next morning, and we could get nothing—he has written a letter since, giving particulars.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-30" type="given" value="RICHARD BENJAMIN"/>RICHARD BENJAMIN ASHTON</persName> </hi>. I assist my brother at this refreshment house—I fastened up the house on the night of the 22nd, and put the lights out—I did not fasten the area up; I had no occasion to go down there—I cannot say whether it was fastened when I came home—it was fastened during the day; if it was unfastened then it must have been done so during the evening—I fastened the house up at 11.30—between 12 and 1 o'clock I was awakened by my brother shouting for me—I ran downstairs, and found him holding the prisoner in the dark—on obtaining a light I recognised the prisoner as being a young man who has called for the lad living with us—while my brother was away for a constable I held the prisoner, and he put his hand into his trousers pocket and pulled out 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of coppers wrapped in newspaper which he had taken from the davenport, where I had put four packets wrapped in dark paper and one in newspaper—he put the packet on the cheffonier—when my brother came back he said "What do you do here?"—he said "I came with the intent to rob you"—by the side of the chair on which the prisoner was Bitting till the constable came was a sharp chisel, and on the table was a blunt screwdriver—on the davenport were marks as if the drawers had been attempted to be opened—I went out that evening at 8 o'clock, after the business was closed—I left Nicholls there—I saw nothing of him when I fastened up the premises later.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know what time Nicholls left his work that evening—he did not come back after leaving his work to my knowledge—my brother saw him there at 10 o'clock, when he came home—I turned the gas out myself—the boots are cleaned overnight as a rule.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I bolted and locked the doors—I saw nothing of Nicholls.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-31" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COTTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman M</hi> 38). I was called to the house by the prosecutor—I saw the prisoner there held by the last witness—I told him the charge—I searched him at the station, and found on him a lantern and box of matches—a chisel and screwdriver were afterwards</p>
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<p>handed me, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in bronze—I took the prisoner off the first landing, and his boots were on the floor downstairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Entrance could be made by lifting up the grating—it was in its place—I did not examine the house—as far as I could see nothing was open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I was at the station and took the charge; the prisoner made no statement—I afterwards went through the house—I found no trace of anything—the area grating was secured by a chain over the hook as usual.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I examined all the doors and windows, and found them all shut—there is only the front door, no back door—one end of the grating lifts up—I can't say if it is wrought or cast iron—unless somebody from the inside had opened the door, grating, or window I do not understand how anybody could get in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was a letter written to the prisoner—I left it in the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>). Nicholls would carry water and coals all over the house—I believe he was sent upstairs once for change—he came into this room where the davenport was—I could not swear whether he saw where I took the money from—I think he knew where the money was kept.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not lose any gold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</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 and of his having been led into it by his accomplice</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FAITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-36" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SEABROOK</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Mayfield Road, Dalston—I am a chair
<lb/>maker—on Wednesday evening, 6th December, about five or ten minutes to 8 o'clock, I was in the front kitchen with my wife and two or three of my daughters and my little boy—I was cooking a herring, when the prisoner rushed in and said "You b—s—, take that," and I felt the knife—I turned round; the lamp went out—I ran out immediately—I met Mr. Woods outside—I told him I was stabbed, and we went to the police-station—I made a complaint there and was examined by the surgeon—the wound was under the shoulder blade—I feel the pain now—I had on two coats, two waistcoats, and two shirts, and there was a hole through them—it was done with a penknife—I saw the blade in his hand as I turned round, and he was going to hit me again with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no one here who saw this assault—I was tried at the Middlesex Sessions for stabbing my wife, and acquitted—the prisoner has caused all this—I was also tried at the Middlesex Sessions on one occasion for stabbing my daughter Laura, and acquitted—I was not locked up for splitting my wife's head with a pewter pot—I cannot tell you; my memory is bad, my head has been knocked about so—the prisoner has knocked my head all to a mummy—I may have been charged before the Magistrate with assaulting my wife, and so would you if you were her husband—I did not give the prisoner into custody for the murder of the policeman at Dalston—I swore to the tool it was done with being his chisel—I said I had seen it on my shelf; I stated that to the</p>
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<p>inspector at the station—my wife has complained of my being drunken, and I have complained of her—my family would tell any lies against me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-37" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Gay house Road—about 8 o'clock on this evening I heard shouts of "Murder!" and "Police!" and saw the prosecutor running—I went with him to the station—I did not notice any
<lb/>thing the matter with him—he said he had been stabbed in the back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-38" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MIDDLETON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 157). I met the prosecutor near the station—he said he had been stabbed—I took him inside the station and examined him—I noticed that he had been stabbed; I saw a hole through the clothes—I went to the prosecutor's house and saw the prisoner there—I asked him if he had been having a quarrel with his stepfather—he said "No"—I told him his father accused him of stabbing him, and I took him into custody—he had been drinking, but was not drunk—the prosecutor was sober—I found this knife a few nights after on the table at the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was told that it belonged to a little boy named Alfred Seabrook—there have been a good many
<hi rend="italic">rows</hi> in this family at different times—the prosecutor came to the station a few nights previous to this affair and saw a chisel and hat, and said the chisel was like one belonging to his son—I have made inquiries, and find there it no founda
<lb/>tion for it—he was sober at the time he said this—I have never seen him drunk, only rather excited.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-39" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 88, Dalston Lane—I examined the prosecutor—he had a small punctured wound below the left shoulder, about half an inch deep—such a knife as this might have done it—the clothes had been penetrated—I saw the wound at the police-court; it was then healing—I do not apprehend any danger from it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830108-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830108-name-40" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-40" type="surname" value="SEABROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-40" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE SEABROOK</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—the prisoner is my son by a former husband—when my husband came in on this night he seemed tipsy—he brought in a herring and began to cook it, and then he began to throw the plates and saucers about, and picked up the paraffin lamp and made to throw it at me, and I pushed him back, and he said he would have murder that night—this knife is my little boy's—my two daughters and the little boy Alfred were in the room—my little boy said "If you don't leave mother alone, I will strike you with the poker"—Alfred is between 10 and 11—I pushed my husband on to my daughter, and she pushed him back again—my daughter and husband are continu
<lb/>ally fighting—he is continually threatening to murder us—then my husband went out—he said nothing about being stabbed—the prisoner was not in the room at that time—my husband has broken my head open with a pot—I did not look him up because of the children—he has not given me any money for six weeks, during which he has been away from home—he has stabbed me under the shoulder—I did not press the charge, because of the children—I cannot get my living, because I am disabled by this shoulder—that was when he was tried at the Middlesex Sessions and acquitted, because I screened him—the prisoner was living in the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-41" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-41" type="given" value="LAURA"/>LAURA SEABROOK</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's and the prosecutor's daughter—on Wednesday, 6th December, about 8.30 p.m., when I came in, my father was sitting down drunk—he said he would have murder, and</p>
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<p>took the lamp up to mother—there was a general struggle—the prisoner was not there—my father got hold of my mother; she took the lamp away and pushed him on to the top of me—I fell down, and he on the top of me—he got up and was going on awfully, calling mother all the wicked names he could think of—the prisoner came in and asked what the struggle was, and my father ran out past him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner lived with us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not stab my father, and I did not see it done.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830108-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830108-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-42" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SEABROOK</persName> </hi>. This is my knife—my brother did not touch my father.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My sister had my knife—my brother lives with us.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-43" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SEABROOK</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's and Mrs. Seabrook's daughter—my father came in on this night and said he would have murder, and started picking up plates and saucers, and he picked up the paraffin lamp to throw, and mother pushed him back against the shutter—Laura was at fur work when mother pushed him against the shutter—she got up with the knife in her hand which she used for fur work—it was not my little brother's knife—the prisoner did not come in while my father was there—whoever stabbed him, the prisoner did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was not stabbed by any one before he went out—he did not complain of anything—I saw no signs of it—I was examined before the Magistrate—I did not say before to-day that my sister had a knife in her hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-172-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing whilst employed in the Post-office a post letter containing jewellery, the property of
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<interp inst="t18830108-172-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>six other post letters.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DONOVAN</hi>** (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830108-175-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to stealing a purse, four railway tickets, and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-175-offence-1 t18830108-name-48"/>H. H. Howard</persName>; also to a conviction of felony in February, 1880.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18830108-175-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE STUCKEY</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830108-176-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/> to stealing two fowls,</rs>
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<interp inst="t18830108-176-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>assaulting the police, and to a previous conviction of felony on 28th December, 1880.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-176-18830108 t18830108-176-punishment-6"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GOODWIN</hi> (20)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY BROWN</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830108-177-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOODWIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830108-177-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-177-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-52" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE NEWTON</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a sweetstuff shop at 70, Pritchard's Road, Bethnal Green—on 9th December, about 12.30, I sold Goodwin a pennyworth of rock; he gave me a half-crown; I gave him two shillings and five pence change and he left—Doughty came in almost directly—I gave him the coin, and he went and brought Goodwin back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-53" type="surname" value="DOUGHTY"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-53" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL DOUGHTY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 377). I was on duty and saw the two prisoners together in Goldsmith's Row—I followed them—Goodwin went</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on him—he gave his name James Herriott—he was taken before a Magistrate that day and remanded till Tuesday, the 12th, when he was discharged about 12.15—he was re-charged on the Thurs
<lb/>day, after which I went by the Magistrate's order with Grisley to the spot where I took Goodwin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRISLEY</persName> </hi>. I am shop boy to Mr. Dunn, a cabinet-maker, of 6, Derby Road—the back of the workshop is in Duncan Square, where there is a heap of rubbish against the yard wall—on 12th December I found two coins on that rubbish heap, and gave them to my matter, who put them on the fire, and they melted in about a minute—I afterwards went back to the heap and picked up twelve more coins separately wrapped in paper—I pointed out the place to Doughty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-55" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL H. DUNN</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker, of 5, Derby Road, Dalston—on 12th December, about 10.30, Grisley, my shopboy, gave me two-half-crowns—I found they were bad, put them on the fire, and they melted in about a minute—Grisley went out again and brought in twelve coins wrapped in newspaper with the paper between each—I sent for the police—the heap is in an enclosure belonging to the shop—there is a gate and a wall—the gates were not left open; he went through them—he could not get in any other way unless he climbed over the wall or went through the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-56" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MATTHEWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 394). I received these twelve bad half-crowns from Mr. Dunn, and gave them to Inspector Dauncey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-57" type="surname" value="DAUNCEY"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-57" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT DAUNCEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). Matthews gave me these twelve bad half-crowns—I marked them in his presence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-58" type="surname" value="CARRE"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-58" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CARRE</persName> </hi>. I am 9 years old, and live in Newman Street, Oxford Street—on 11th December, about 3 p.m., I saw Brown in Newman's Passage—he gave me a half-crown, and said "Go and fetch me a penny egg on this side of the road"—I went to a milk shop, asked for the egg, and handed the half-crown to the lady who was serving—she gave it back to me, and I took it to the Cambridge public-house without seeing Brown, and the manager went out with me—I went up to Brown, who said "Where is the change?"—Mr. Wright caught him and took him back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I did not ask you if you were the man who gave me the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-59" type="surname" value="EASTO"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-59" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER EASTO</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Cambridge Stores, Newman Street—on 11th December Carre gave me this half-crown, and asked for change—I showed it to Mr. Wright, who went out with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830108-name-60" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-60" type="surname" value="WEIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEIGHT</persName> </hi>. I spoke to the boy and went out behind him—I followed him to Newman Passage, but the man had gone—he went on and said to Brown "The man at the Cambridge wants to speak to you," and I went up and said "Are you the man who gave the boy the half-crown?"—he said "No; you have made a mistake"—I said to the boy</p>
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<p>"Are you sure?"—he said "Yes, because he has a wooden leg"—I gave Brown in custody with the half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-61" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner E</hi> 132). I took Brown and received the half-crown—he said that he did not give it to the boy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Assistant Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these fourteen coins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence.</hi> I never saw the boy till he came up and said "Are you the man who wants change?" I met the man and spoke to him, but did know what he had.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the First and Fourth Counts.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-177-18830108 t18830108-177-punishment-7"/>Twelve Month's Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOOD WIN</hi>**.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-177-18830108 t18830108-177-punishment-8"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-64" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a china shop at 84, Caledonian Road—on 4th December, about 8.30 p.m., I was standing at the door, and the prisoner and another woman came up—the prisoner walked on, and the other woman picked out three plates, which came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a half-crown—I gave her two single shillings change, and she went up the Caledonian Road—she afterwards came back with the prisoner and bought a basin for 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave the prisoner a half-crown and the prisoner gave it to me—I showed it to my mother, who broke a piece out of it—I got a policeman, came back, and found the prisoner in the shop, but the other woman had gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The other woman was much older than the prisoner; both the coins came from her—I had to go 100 yards to the station and 100 yards back—after the prisoner went into the shop the other woman hurried off.</p>
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<persName id="t18830108-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830108-name-65" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-65" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-65" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—on December 4th he brought me a half-crown, and I saw two women—one chose some plates, and my boy brought me a half-crown, and I gave him two separate shillings and laid the coin on the board—I had no other half-crown—very soon afterwards the boy brought in another half-crown—I tried it with my teeth, and took a piece out of the edge—I saw the two women looking in at the window all the time, and my boy and my husband called the prisoner into the shop—I said I must detain her because it was a bad half-crown—she said she knew nothing about it—I then looked at the first half-crown, and found both were bad—I asked a neighbour to stop with me while the boy went to the station, and then gave the prisoner in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not try to get away because I had somebody standing at the door—she came in readily when the boy asked her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830108-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830108-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-66" type="surname" value="GUDGEON"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-66" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GUDGEON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Q.</hi> 245). I took the prisoner and received these two half-crowns—when the charge was taken she said "I went up the Caledonian Road to buy a dish; I gave her the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece and half-crow; they then asked me to come into the shop and sent for you"—when the charge was read over she said "I was not aware of what I had given"—the female searcher gave me a good half-crown and a good sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear her say "I am quite innocent"—I must have heard it if she had—she has been seen by different detectives, and has not been identified—t was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-67" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-67" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-67" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH COOK</persName> </hi>. I am searcher at King's Cross Police-station—on 4th December I searched the prisoner, and found a half-crown and 6 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze in her right stocking near the ankle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't think she had any pocket—she did not say that a gentleman gave it to her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-73" type="given" value="EMMA ANNIE MARGARET"/>EMMA ANNIE MARGARET EVERETT</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—we were married in 1875—up to November last we lived together, at 72, Fern
<lb/>tower Road, Islington—we had lived there about three years and eight months—before 8th November there had been a female visiting at our house—she was a young woman about 20 years of age—I made a dis
<lb/>covery with regard to my husband and that young woman—in consequence of that discovery I went to an hotel in Craven Street, Strand—I had found certain hotel bills, which led me to go there—in consequence of the result of those inquiries, on 8th November I spoke to my husband in the presence of Mrs. Strahan, a neighbour, who lived two doors off—I said that I had proved some bills against him that he had been to this hotel—I showed him a copy of the bills, and a card, and I mentioned the name of the girl with whom I had traced him to this house—he said he had been indis
<lb/>creet, and it should not happen again—I said I would forgive him, and forget it, if he promised me that he would not do so again—I said I would tell his father if he did se—he said "I will kill you if you do"—nothing further passed then—I made it up with him, and kissed him—he said he would behave better to me in future—he was in his father's employment at this time—he is a newsagent—three or four days after I found that he was still going out with the girl, and I said it was a shame of him to do so, after he had made me a promise not to do so—he said "It is an untruth, I do not go with her, and I have never seen her"—I said "You do, I know"—he said "I do not"—about a week after I accused him of having a ticket to Acton, where the girl was employed—I said he was going early to go to that girl at Acton—he denied it—he said he was going to the City to work; he had to be there early—I said nothing more then, nor before the 28th—on a Sunday morning between the 8th and the 28th he struck me on the face with his hand—that was not in con
<lb/>sequence of anything that happened with regard to this young woman—I sent in for Mrs. Strahan—he said in her presence that I was lazy, and did not keep the house nice; he was sick of it, and he would go out, and he went out—he came back to dinner, and was very kind indeed, and we</p>
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<p>made it up—he has struck me on other occasions in the presence of Eliza
<lb/>beth Gardner, the servant—I used to sleep in the front bedroom—my husband slept in the spare bedroom at the back on the same floor—the servant slept a few stairs down, almost on the same landing—my husband, myself, and the servant and my child in the cot were the only persons who slept in the house—the cot was by the side of my bed—my husband had slept in the spare room for some weeks, because he had to get up very early—on Monday night, 27th, he remained with me in my room before he came to bed—he was in the room for about an hour and a quarter or an hour and a half—he was standing by the child's cot—he was not talking to me; he was watching me; I was lying in bed—he afterwards came to bed—next day, Tuesday, 28th, he went to business in the ordinary way; he returned to dinner at a quarter-past 6—I was at home—we had dinner—after dinner he fetched some whisky—he said "I want some; I had no sleep all the night before, neither did you, and you must have some as well"—we both had some whisky and water—we were then on friendly terms—we remained together till the servant came home about 10; she had had a holiday—we then went to bed—the child was in the cot; it is 5 1/2 years old—it might have been about five minutes past 10 when I went into my room—while I was undressing my husband came into the room; he was partially undressed—he said we should not want the quilt on, it was too hot, and he helped me to turn it back—he then went downstairs or into his room, and in the meantime I Undressed—he returned in about five minutes, still partly undressed; I was then in bed—I think the gas was rather high, and he turned it down—he came and stood by the child's cot again and told me to go to sleep—I asked him what was the matter with him; he said "I have the diarrhoea"—I said "Poor fellow, I am so sorry;" he said "Never mind, I shall be all right"—he said "Do go to sleep, I shall not disturb you, I shall not interfere with you"—he then leant over the cot, and said"
<hi rend="italic">Mag,</hi> you forgive me, don't you?" I said "Yes, Will, darling"—he then kissed me, smoothed my hair back from my forehead, and took the clothes from my mouth, and said "You get so hot, you will sleep better"—he again told me to go to sleep—I think he left the room then, the last I saw of him—he came back again in about a minute, and stood by the child's cot again; he did not shut the door after him, it was open—the cot was close to the bed—I saw his right hand behind him—my eyes were partly closed, he thought I was asleep—I then heard a tremendous noise, and felt blood pouring down my face—I held my hands to my head and shrieked—I groped my way out of bed; there was no one in the room then—the child was gone—the bedroom door was shut—I went out on to the landing—I saw the servant standing outside her bedroom door with my child—I heard the hall door slam, and directly after I heard a knock at the door—I said to the girl "Don't go"—I afterwards went down in my nightshirt and heard Mrs. Strahan outside, and after speaking to her I opened the door and let her in, and then I went with her up to the ser
<lb/>vant's room—I there lay down on the bed till the doctor came—the doctor came in about five minutes with my husband—the doctor attended to me—a few minutes afterwards my husband said to me in the doctor's presence"
<hi rend="italic">Mag,</hi> how can you say I have done this?" I said "May God forgive you, you stood by my child's cot and did it"—he made no reply to that—he went downstairs—I saw nothing more of him that night—I</p>
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<p>have been under the doctor's care until recently—I was first allowed to attend before the Magistrate on 20th December—I was conscious all this night—I was not aware that there was a revolver in the house—my husband had a box in the spare room; it was always locked, and he kept the key—I afterwards saw the box searched by the inspector, who found 45 cartridges—the key was then in the box; I don't know how the key came there—it is not true that I inflicted this injury on myself—I had never attempted to commit suicide—when I found a pocket-book with entries relating to the girl I said I was so annoyed I should like to fill the bath and drown myself—that was last September—on one occasion poison was mentioned; I don't remember the date—he said if I would take poison he would willingly buy it for me—that was after September—I did not say I would take poison—I think he said it in temper—this letter of 1st December written to Dr. Stevens is my husband's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Our marriage took place about six and a half years ago—my family is a Hampshire family—my husband was educated to a certain extent and trained for the medical profession—I made his ac
<lb/>quaintance at Basingstoke—he was studying there with a Dr. Inman as "a coach"—my family were friends of Mr. Inman—the engagement took place soon after—my husband's father is about 60 years of are; he is a gentleman I highly esteem—I do not know that my husbands mother died from brain disease—the woman I allude to first visited at our house on 17th June, 1882—until then we had been very happy indeed-my husband introduced her to me—she visited us for some time on perfectly amicable terms with me—she lived in the neighbourhood, and went to the same church as my husband—I did not go to that church; I had been there two years ago—he has taken his little girl with him to church once or twice-the woman only visited us for about a month; she was only a visitor; she never slept in the house—her parents live in the neighbourhood—I did not know them at first—I first upbraided my husband about it on the Bank Holiday in August—I was told in his presence that he was seen at Acton Station with her—I said I would not believe it of him; he said he did not care what I believed; it ended there—from that time I have at intervals upbraided him with his alleged intimacy with this woman—until I went to the hotel in Craven Street I was satisfied by his assurance that there was nothing improper—he assured me after that that there was nothing improper between them—I went with the girl to her house, and saw her mother—I did not make any disturbance there—they told me it would be best for me to be dead and buried-the mother said she believed her daughter, that she had never told her a He, but not me, as I was a jealous woman—she did not say she would go for the police if I did not behave myself—I shook hands with her when I came away, and I said I was sorry if I had accused her daughter wrongfully—that was in September, the day I came from Brighton-the next night my husband went to see the girl and her mother—he was there an hour, and I went after him and left him there—ever since this acquaintance with this girl I have been very miserable: my husband has not seemed so—I stated at the Police-court "Up to the time he knew this girl he had been the best of husbands and a good father"—I meant up to the time he knew this girl—I also said that I really thought he was mad on the night of this occurrence, because I did not believe he would do such a cruel thing-what he said about the</p>
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<p>poisoning was more in temper than in earnest—he said once that rather than put up with what he did he would do away with himself—I suppose he referred to my speaking about the girl—I spoke to him frequently about his conduct with the girl, and he did not like it—I do not know that he has said the same things to persons in his father's employment—our first occupying different rooms was owing to my husband going out early—he slept in the spare room so as not to disturb me and the child—I think that was about May; it was the very hot weather in the summer—that was before the suspicions arose with regard to the girl—he occa
<lb/>sionally slept with me—I suggested he should go back to the spare room because I knew he was going to Acton with this girl in the morning—I believed him when he took his oath that there was nothing wrong between him and the girl, but I found he had made a false oath—he did not go to his father's business early in the morning; he had never been used to do so—I do not mean he would be going to Acton when he got up at 4 or 5 o'clock in the morning—my husband was in bed with me on Monday night, 27th November—he did not sleep; he was out of bed two or three times during the night, and he went very early in the morning—he asked me if I would mind his going, and I said "No"—he complained of diarrhoea in the night, not in the morning—on Tuesday, the 28th, he went out and bought the whisky; half the bottle was not con
<lb/>sumed; he had three small glasses—I was reading in the breakfast room, and he asked me to put down the book and talk to him—that was before the servant came home, before we went upstairs—it is true we had no words; he was very good that night; he was holding my hand—after we were upstairs he said he would not interfere with me, and called me "Mag," and he said he was afraid he would have to go downstairs with the diarrhoea—I said "Poor fellow, I am sorry," and hoped he would be better soon—he said "I dare say it will be all right directly"—we were on the most affectionate terms then—I took his hand and fondled it, but he drew it away—I did not see him kiss the child in the cot; he kissed me—I did not hear him muttering about poor little thing, it was the last time he should see it—the last words I said were, a minute or two after the doctor came, "May God forgive you, you stood by the child's cot and did it"—he was removed from the house in custody the same night—Mr. Stevens did not read that letter to me; I knew he had it when he showed it to me at the Court—I had no message of affection or anything else—I wrote these papers from some other paper after I had been to Craven Street, and then I had the interview with my husband in the presence of Mrs. Strahan—I told him I had copies of bills issued by Bearnett's, in Craven Street, on 14th and 30th October: "You have been there with a girl"—he said "I have been there," and that nothing im
<lb/>proper had taken place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I copied the bills from the original bills, which I found in my husband's bag, and which I put back there—I also found this card there: "Barnett's, Craven Street;" it is a private hotel—I did not see the original bills again—I have no vindictive feeling against the prisoner, and I recommend him to mercy—I told him he had been very extravagant in having four dozen oysters at 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for champagne, and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for apartments, and 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for luncheon—he never slept away from home during October.</p>
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<p>prisoner's service, which I entered on 16th August last—I was their only servant—I was 18 last month—in the early part of my service quarrels took place between the prisoner and his wife—on 28th Nov. they went to bed a little after 10 o'clock—I went to my room, the back room on the first floor, and shortly after I heard the report of firearms—I jumped out of bed, ran to the door, and saw Mr. Everett coming downstairs with the child in his arms—he gave the child to me and said "Here, don't go, Mrs. Everett hat shot herself; I must go for Dr. Stevens"—he gave the child to me and went downstairs—shortly after Mrs. Everett came down to my room; she was bleeding from her forehead and in her night-dress——I don't think the prisoner had his coat on when he pasted me, in other respects he was dressed—she said something to me—the prisoner came back with the doctor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-75" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE STRAHAH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Strahan; we live at 68, Fern
<lb/>Tower Road, two doors from the prisoner—I have known Mr. and Mrs. Everett in the neighbourhood two or three years before this sad occur
<lb/>rence—on 8th November Mrs. Everett showed me some bills and a card with reference to Craven Street, and I was present on the same day at a subsequent conversation that took place between Mrs. Everett and her husband on the subject of the card and bills—I knew a young girl who had been in the habit prior to this of visiting at Mrs. Everett's—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a photograph of her and the prisoner—on the night of 28th November I was at home at half-past 10, and heard what we thought was an explosion of gas—I ran into the street and heard screams proceeding from Mrs. Everett's house—I ran to the door and met the prisoner—he said "Maggie has shot herself, I am going for Dr. Stevens;" he then went away down the street—I knocked at the door, which was shut—Mrs. Everett said something from the inside, and then opened the door—she was in her night-dress, with blood pouring down her face—I took her upstairs to the servant's bedroom, where the servant and the child were—a policeman came, and the prisoner, and Dr. Stevens—I went with Dr. Stevens into the room where Mrs. Everett had been in bed at the time she was shot—I saw a quantity of blood on the pillow and bid
<lb/>clothes—there was one place on the pillow-case much darker—I think that was blood, I don't know what it was—I took possession of the pillow
<lb/>case—I saw the doctor pick a bullet off the floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known Mr. and Mrs. Everett as neighbours for about three years—I was on friendly terms with them; only as neigh
<lb/>bours—I cannot say if they lived on affectionate terms until the matter about this girl—I don't remember the date when Mr. Everett fetched me in, and said his wife had been insulting this girl by suggesting she had been guilty of impropriety—it was in August—she had been received by Mrs. Everett as a visitor several times between 7th June and 8th August.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-76" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STEVENS</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I live at 1A, Newington Green, a short distance from the prisoner's house—it would take about a minute to get there—I knew the prisoner and his wife slightly—I had attended them on one or two occasions—on Tuesday night, 28th November, the prisoner came to my house about 11 o'clock—the bell was rung violently, I went out, and found him at the door—he said "Come down to Mrs. Everett immediately, she has shot herself," or words to that effect—he was very excited, but quite sober—I at once went with him—on the way he said</p>
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<p>"This is not the first time this has occurred"—that was all that passed till we got to the house—I went upstairs at once to the servant's bed
<lb/>room, where I found Mrs. Everett in her nightdress bleeding from a bullet wound in the forehead on the left side—I put a probe in, and found there was an entrance and an exit wound; it had gone under the skin; it was about half an inch from the middle line, and had made its exit just under the hair—the bone was exposed and roughened—I should call it a grooving or starring of the bone—on the edges of the wound in front were marks or pellets of unburnt gunpowder, which had penetrated the skin round the entrance of the wound; from that I thought the weapon must have been held quite closely—within three inches I should think—I should not like to swear it was not two or three feet off—I dressed the wound, and had her put to bed in the servant's room—it was a dangerous wound—for a month or five weeks her life was in danger—on 5th December I took a small piece of lead from the wound—I believe she first attended before the Magistrate on 20th December—I believe she is now out of danger—after I had put nor to bed on that night I went upstairs to the front bedroom and examined it—I searched for and found this bullet (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) very much flattened on the carpet, about three yards from the stained pillow case on the left hand side of the room as you enter—I also produce the little piece of lead I took from the wound—the pillow case was stained with blood, and there was a black stain, a smoke stain, on it, and the upper part of the clothes were all over blood—I received this letter from the prisoner from Clerkenwell Prison, and produced it before the Magistrate. (
<hi rend="italic">This contained a request to Dr. Stevens to assure his wife that what had occurred was an accident, and that there might still be a happy life before them.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe application was made to admit the prisoner to bail—I did not allow his wife to go to the Court till the 20th—I am a general practitioner—I did not examine the wound with a microscope—I have not opened one of the cartridges found in the box—we looked, and found no trace of the shot on any piece of furniture, or on the wall—if I had it would have guided me as to the direction in which the pistol was held—it was found about three yards off—it was the opposite side of the bed to the cot—it is not a heavy cot; it is an ordinary child's cot—I was not present when the pistol was picked up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 492). On Tuesday night, 20th Novem
<lb/>ber, I was on duty in Petherton Road, Islington—I heard screams in the neighbourhood of Ferntower Road—I went in that direction, and saw a crowd outside No. 72—after knocking at the door two or three times it was opened by a man—I went upstairs to the second-floor back room, and there saw Mrs. Everett standing' by the bedside bleeding from a wound in her forehead, and her nightdress saturated with blood—I called in another constable, who took charge of the prisoner—I then went into the room described to me as their bedroom—I found this revolver on the floor under the child's cot, near the bed, under some ladies' clothing—it is a five-chamber revolver; one chamber had been discharged, the other four were loaded—I was present when the prisoner arrived from the doctor's—Mrs. Everett said "Oh, Willie, you did this"—I did not hear him make any answer—before I found the revolver the prisoner said to me "Have you found the revolver?"—I said "No"—afterwards, down
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<p>know I am under your charge"—the inspector then arrived—I told him what had occurred, and handed over the revolver—the prisoner said "Do you mean to accuse to accuse of doing this?"—the inspector said "Yes" he was then cautioned in the usual way, and taken by me to Dalston station—he there said "Who makes this charge?"—the inspector replied "It is made on prisoner's wife's statement"—he said "I did not know if it was the police or my wife."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he came with the doctor he was in his slippers—he had a shorts jacket on; it was buttoned up—I could not see whether he had a waistcoat on—when I said I had not found the revolver he said "It must be there," and assisted me in searching for it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">policeman N</hi> 404). When Bewer was upstairs the prisoner was downstairs with me—he said "I was not aware that my wife knew of my keeping a revolver in the house; I always kept it in a private box, which I kept locked, and always carry the key in my pocket; she must have got one from somebody else to get at it. I heard the report of firearms, and seeing my wife rush out bleeding I left the house and went for a doctor."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">police inspector</hi>). On 18th December I searched the house, and in a box in the spare room I found these 45 ball cartridges.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told him he would be charge with attempting to murder his wife by shooting—he said "Do you mean to say that I shall be accused of this?" I said "Yes"—after the charge was read to him I told him it was made on his wife's statement; he said "I did not know if it was by the police or by my wife"—he than said "Sooner than she should think she had attempted her life I will incriminate myself"—he said at the house "I will swear I never did it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in the course of his address for the defence, alluded to an assertion by the prisoner that he had contemplated suicide and had made pre
<lb/>parations for so doing.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">interposing, said: "Counsel for a prisoner cannot in his speech be permitted to state matter of fact not in evidence nor proposed to be proved by evidence, but only alleged by Counsel to be instructions from and assertions by the prisoner himself. The rule formerly rigidly adhered to by many Judges was that a prisoner who had the services of counsel to defend him could not be allowed either to speak for himself or to make any statement of fact. That yule, however, has for some years past been considered by, I believe, most if not all the judges, to be a hard yule. And it has been modified to this extent, that although a prisoner cannot have Counsel to speak for him and also make a speech for himself, he may make a statement of such facts as he relies on for his defence, but he must be strictly confined to such statement. If a prisoner avails himself of this privilege to state new facts, the Judge has, in my opinion, a discre
<lb/>tion as to allowing the prosecuting Counsel to reply, not generally on the whole case, but only on the allegations of fact introduced by the prisoner. I desire to lay down no general rule as to the time when a prisoner's statement of fact should be made; my own opinion is that it is discretionary with the Judge to determine whether it shall be before or after the Counsel's speech. In the present was I will permit the prisoner to make any statement of fact he may desire to make at once, before his learned Counsel proceeds with his address.</hi>"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> It was myself I intended to injure, not my wife. That is all I have to say.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-180-18830108 t18830108-180-punishment-9"/>Fifteen Years' penal Servitude</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-181-offence-1 t18830108-name-81"/>William Ewart Gladstone</persName> a letter threatening to murder him and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-181-offence-1 t18830108-name-82"/>His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The letter in question, read in the opening, was as follows:</hi>—"19, Wilson Street, Gray's Inn Road, 1st December, 1882. Sir,—The professed head of Liberalism, what benefit are you to the country? Liberal indeed to those who are not in want; but under your Liberal guidance in what state are the hard-working classes of the country? Hundreds and thousands about the streets actually starving, but willing to work for a very small pittance. If I should over come across you or the Prince of Wales, or any such who are petted with their thousands, wherever it happened to be, would have a rough time of it, for I would not stand particular what I would do, so take this warning, for I don't care. J. J. Crunden."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FLLLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—his duties were to keep the books and take care of the shop—I cannot see very well and am not very accomplished as a bookkeeper—I paid the petty disbursements from what I received in the business, and when I had not sufficient I used to pay it out of my private purse, and tell Aitken, who entered it in this book (
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<lb/>times signed cheques in blank and Aitken filled them up, and the amount was entered in the book—I used to examine it, and he would say "There is so much for you to have and so much for you to pay in"—here is 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on one side and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the other, in Aitken's writing—the body of this cheque of October 27, 1882, for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is in Aitken's writing, and I believe I received that from the prisoner—the amount in the next week is 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the two weeks making 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and this cheque for 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is Aitken's writing, but I only received the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this cheque, in Aitken's writing, for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., dated November 3rd, and drawn from the bank on</p>
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<p>November 18th, represents the same amount as I had in the book the last week, but I never received the amount—I never received more than 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 40
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for those two sums—this 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on November 10, and 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on November 16, in the cash-book, are in Aitken's writing, and I received this cheque for the amount of them, 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on December 5th I received an intimation from my bank that my account was overdrawn, and I spoke to the prisoner—he went out for a few minutes, came back, and said that he could not find the pass
<lb/>book—it never has been found, and the bank supplied this copy of it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I find in it an entry on 18th November of a cheque, in Aitken's writing, for sundries, 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but there is no entry of that in the cash-book—the counterfoil of that cheque is in Aitken's writing; it is for sundries—no such sum was due for sundries—I never received a penny of that sum—all the counterfoils of the cheques up to that date are in his writing—I asked him on 6th December what it meant—he said "I don't know, you must have had it"—I said I have not had any since the 20th, and I never signed a cheque before the one for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he said "Who do you think had it?"—I said "You, of course; I have had none since the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. up to December"—this is the counterfoil of the cheque for the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I received; it M in Aitken's writing—with that exception I received no other money—he had no authority from me to fill up this cheque, and I don't believe I signed it—he had no authority to fill up cheques on those three dates for more than the 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have had no more than what was due to me by the books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has helped in my business for five years and has managed it about three years—I gave him no salary till six months ago—I then gave him 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week and ceased to board and clothe him—he might have bad a great deal more if he had dome his duty—the bank sent me the new pass-book a week or nine days after
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my private purse—I had other disbursements to make-when I taxed the prisoner with the 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. he said that he must have pad it—I did not tax him with the other money; I did not know of it—I remember losing a 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and paying a man to look for it, who found it—I</p>
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<p>did not accuse him or any one of robbing me of it—it was not lost a minute before I missed it—as to my accusing my servant of stealing a key, I believe the prisoner put it under her pillow. (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner:</hi> I saw you do it.) As to my discharging her, she went away and got married—the prisoner said three years afterwards that he saw me put the key under her pillow—I lost a half-sovereign and it was found under the girl's pillow, and the prisoner said that he saw me put it there—he knew her guilt too well—he has not had to remind me that I have had to receive things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I asked him when he had paid me the 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said he could not tell; it might be before the 18th, and it might be after, although it was only five days before—I had to turn him out of my place once or twice, and each time I have forgiven him and taken him back—when I had time I went to the bank myself to cash cheques—I cashed the 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. cheque myself, but none of the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that as the prisoner did not receive the money from the bank in his capacity of a servant, but on forged cheques, there was no embezzle
<lb/>ment.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with in
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROUGHTON</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Holborn Branch of the London and County Bank—I have known Mrs. Berry's signature nine or ten years—I paid the cheque on 1st December, not having the slightest doubt then or now that it is Mrs. Berry's signature.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). I heard Mrs. Berry ask the prisoner when he handed her the money for this cheque for 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said "I do not remember, but there was a man in the shop at the time"—I took him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said "Yes, I filled the cheque and had the money, and handed it to Mrs. Berry, as I am in the habit of doing."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for obtaining other goods from other persons.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVOBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTTERWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a cloth manufacturer, of Lower Mills,</p>
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<p>Homeford, Yorks—in May, 1881, I made arrangements with the prisoner to sell goods on commission for me—on 24th May, 1882, I received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd May,</hi> 1882,
<hi rend="italic">from Thomas Forster and Co., acknowledging the receipt of patterns, and enclosing order for</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">pieces to be sent to Joseph Hobson, of</hi> 10,
<hi rend="italic">Honey Lane Market.</hi>) I also received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated May</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1882,
<hi rend="italic">ordering cloth by numbers of the samples, to be sent to Joseph Hobson. Signed</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. FORSTER</hi>.) I sent on the 25th eight pieces of cloth, value 52
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to Joseph Hobson, 10, Honey Lane Market, and three pieces on June 3rd, value 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and three pieces on June 5th, value 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I then received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> from Thomas Forster and Co., expressing surprise at Mr. Hobson not being trusted, and stating that he did not wish for credit, and was only occupying part of Forster and Co.'s office till he could find one more suitable.) On 13th June I received another letter, giving the numbers and description of goods—I enclosed two patterns, and on 15th June I sent eight pieces, amounting to 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on June 29th, two pieces, 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I heard something from the carriers, and then received this letter of July 1st, after receiving notice that the prisoner was going to remove. (
<hi rend="italic">From the prisoner to the witness, stating that Mr. Hobson's goods were not delivered because his name was not on the doorpost.</hi>) On September 2nd I sent Mr. Hobson three pieces of goods value 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. making 36 pieces alto
<lb/>gether, value 164
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I never heard anything about those goods not being delivered to him or of them being pawned, till I came to London in November—I applied to Hobson for payment more than once in October, but got no answer from him, and I then wrote to the prisoner and received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">The postscript of this said "With respect to Hobson, our chief business is done in the country and he is at present from home, no doubt your account will be attended to on his return.</hi>") I wrote several times between then and the beginning of November, but never got any letter from Hobson—on 3rd November I came to London and saw the prisoner at his office, 3, Red Lion Court—I saw no name of Joseph Hobson on the doorpost (I had been to 10, Honey Lane Market early in June and saw no name up there)—I asked where Hobson's private house was—he said he did not know—I asked whether he had a banking account—he said he believed not—I asked whether Hobson had been in the country ever since 11th October—he said "Yes," and they expected him to return in a week—I told him it looked as near like a swindle as anything I ever had to do with, but he promised to be guarantee for the debt, and I left him—alter that I kept mentioning Hobson in my letters, and on 23rd November, in consequence of what came to my knowledge, I came to London again and saw the prisoner at his private address, Buccleuch Cottage, Spring Road, Clapton—he said "I suppose you want to know where the goods are?" and I said "Yes"—he called his son and asked him to produce those tickets, and he produced these 17 contract notes, and two tickets, and alleged previous business difficulties which he was trying to clear himself from—I said I could not tell what course I should take; I should have to think it over—a few days after
<lb/>wards I placed the matter in the hands of my solicitor—I neither saw nor heard of Hobson till the case had been twice at the Police-court—the prisoner was arrested in December on a warrant, by my instructions; but before that I went to Harrison's in Aldersgate Street, and Russell's in Fore Street—I redeemed at Russell's two pieces of goods which had</p>
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<p>been sent to Hobson, 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the interest—since then I have seen the other 24 pieces at different pawnbrokers'—no goods were supplied to the prisoner on his own account while I was supplying Hobson; my trade with Forster during 12 months was between 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I paid him his commission on those sales and he had overdrawn something—I settled it all up to October 16th, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. We did a fair straightforward business through the prisoner's agency, the clients turned out very satisfactory—the prisoner has been deaf ever since I knew him, and when he gets a bad cold, his deafness is very bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-97" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HOBSON</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, of Wellington Road, Camberwell—I have known the prisoner about four years—I was em
<lb/>ployed by Messrs. Siemens of the Strand—I had no arrangement with the prisoner to share his office at 10, Honey Lane Market, or to carry on any business there, or at 6, Red Lion Court—no suggestion was made by him to me or by me to him—I never gave any order for him for cloth to be supplied to Mr. Butterworth, or for any cloth, nor did I know that any had been consigned to Mr. Butterworth in my name, or been pawned in my name—I knew nothing of the matter till the prisoner was at the Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RADCLIFF</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Henry Harrisson, pawnbroker, of 41, Aldersgate Street—on 26th May a piece of cloth was pawned with me for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by the prisoner's son, who is present, and on the same day four Other pieces, and on 27th May three pieces for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each by the same person, and on 7th June two pieces by the same person for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on 16th June eight pieces for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each—I saw these 17 contract notes made out and handed to him—they were made out in this way by his instructions for the convenience of redemption, he could take out one piece without taking out the whole—on 24th November the prosecutor came and produced these contract notes and redeemed one piece which was pawned on 17th June—he paid me 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the rest I have got now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-99" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COTTON</persName> </hi>. I am manager to J. Russell, pawnbroker, of 37, Fore Street—on 2nd June the prisoner's son deposited with me three pieces of cloth for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 7th June one piece for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 23rd July one piece for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 6th July two pieces for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 4th September three pieces for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on 2nd November three pieces for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on 16th November two pieces for 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave him tickets in this form for all those above 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on 24th November the prosecutor redeemed nine pieces and paid me 55
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I still hold the remainder—I have known the prisoner 12 or 14 years and done business with him all that time and placed great confidence in him—he has redeemed everything up to the present time—the time for redemption was not past, and I wrote to him and told him so and kept them for him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-100" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN FORSTER</persName> </hi>. I was in business with my father and pledged these goods by his instructions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-101" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LAWLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 15th December I went with Mr. Butterworth to the prisoner's house, Springfield Road, Upper Clapton, and told him I held a warrant for his apprehension—he said to Mr. Butterworth "Oh, why have you done this? I would have paid you if I had had the time"—I read the warrant and he said "That is quite true, I suppose I must go with you".</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-187-18830108 t18830108-187-punishment-11"/>Sentence on the first indictment.—Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-188-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a watch, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-104" type="given" value="DE"/>MR. DE MICHELE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-105" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT MCIVER</persName> </hi>. I am a shoeing smith in the 4th Hussars, quartered at Kensington Barracks—Trumpeter Ferguson was on stable duty from 9.15 or 9.30 a.m. to 12 or 12.30—I saw the prisoner at 10.15 standing on Ferguson's bed—I saw distinctly a watch in his hand—I left him there—it was in our own quarters of the barrack-room—he had slept there the previous night as a friend of Ferguson—I do not know what regiment he belongs to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The watch never belonged to me, and I never said it did—Ferguson had the watch in his clothing on the shelf above the bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner had slept in a corporal's bed who was on duty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-106" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH FERGUSON</persName> </hi>. I am a trumpeter in the 4th Hussars, quartered at Kensington Barracks—I went on stable duty at 10 a.m., on 4th November, till 12 a.m—I had a silver watch, which I had bought second-hand for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I put it in the fold of my overalls on the shelf above the bed before I went on stable duty—when I returned I missed it—I had left the prisoner in the room—he was not there when I returned—I had not known him previously—he said he knew a friend of my brother, a trumpeter in the Engineers, named Harry Kerr, and that he was come to identify a man of the 60th Rifles who had stolen a medal and some bronze stars, at Wimbledon—he came at 10 o'clock at night on the 3rd, and got the permission of the Sergeant-Major to remain—he does not belong to the Army, and has bought his clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know that because you have gone in different names; you said you belonged to the 2nd Queen's, at Aldershot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was in the uniform he is in now—I do not know that it is the uniform of any regiment, or that he belongs to any.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-107" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman L</hi> 208). I arrested the prisoner in the Waterloo Road, at 2 p.m. on 28th November—he was in the same uniform then as he is now—no money was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not find the watch in your possession—I made inquiries concerning it—I did not find it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WELLER</persName> </hi>. I am a corporal in the 4th Lancers—I saw you cleaning your jacket about five minutes past 10 o'clock—I did not see you leave the room—I did not tell Ferguson that I saw you leave the room with a watch-chain hanging out between your shirt buttons and your belt—I did not tell the sentry to stop you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner's uniform is like a bugler's in a foot regiment—I cannot tell if it is a marine uniform—I left the room before he went away—he slept in my bed that night—I left him near the centre of the room—Ferguson's bed is near the fireplace, in the centre, mine was in the far corner—he would crow Ferguson's to go to it—the prisoner's uniform has on it "Royal Marines," and the name Adaye.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">called,</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-110" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHILDS</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the 16th Lancers, quartered in Ireland—the marine uniform would have a globe and the insignia of the regiment on the belt and on the buckle of the belt—I have been on board ship with them—I am an instructor of musketry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The old marine button had a rope on it—there may be a crown and anchor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I never took that watch."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent. I have a good-conduct badge. I am in the second division, at Chatham. I always had a good character, and was on furlough at the time I was arrested. I also wore stripes in the Duke of York's School, at Chelsea, which I left in 1875. The ship I belong to is the Invincible.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.**—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy on account of his youth.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments against him for stealing bayonets. He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in July last at Wandsworth.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-189-offence-1 t18830108-name-113"/>Emil Weidlich</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-114" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY MANUEL</persName> </hi>. I am a porter to Emil Weidlich, of 77, Watling Street, an agent—on 18th December I was delivering five parcels for him on a trolley, in Knightrider Street, about 2.30—I had delivered four, and on coming back I missed the fifth, which contained 33 yards of sateen—this is the parcel—its value would be 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-115" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 18th December I was on duty at Upper Thames Street with Egan, about 3 o'clock—I saw the prisoners together, one was carrying this parcel on his shoulder—we were going in an opposite direction—we turned and followed them; Williams looked round and then fell back behind White two or three yards, and they went on to Dowgate; Williams said something to White, Egan went up Dowgate Hill and got in front of White, White threw the parcel on the ground; Egan got hold of White's coat, and White tried to wriggle out of his coat; Williams ran in between some carriers' carts into my hands—without my speaking to him he said "I am not with that man, it does not require two of us to carry that"—we conveyed the prisoners to the station—Williams said after the charge was read over to him he did not know White, and White, after considerable hesitation, said he had been engaged to carry it, but he had missed the man who had engaged him—I have not seen them together before—Williams gave as his address, 42, G d Street, Horselydown, but I found only four occupied houses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate "Egan made a
<hi rend="italic">grab</hi> at White, and then White threw the parcel away."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-116" type="surname" value="EGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-116" type="given" value="JAKES"/>JAKES EGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Downes—I have heard his evidence—it is correct—I made a
<hi rend="italic">grab</hi> at White, he looked at me, dropped the parcel, and attempted to get away—I caught hold of him by the coat, he tried to wriggle out of it—when charged he said "Well, some one asked me to carry it"—he refused his address.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in Dec.</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell Green, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-117" type="surname" value="MCKENSIE"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-117" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>Richard McKensie</persName>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-189-18830108 t18830108-189-punishment-13"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WHITE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830108-189-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months, Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-190-offence-1 t18830108-name-119"/>Robert Cleghorn</persName> the sum of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CUMMINS</hi> (16)</persName>, and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-191-offence-1 t18830108-name-123"/>Paul Vilain</persName>, and stealing a purse and 4
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Cummins.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-124" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL VILAIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Great Crown Street, Soho, and am a cook—at 9.30 on Christmas night I was returning home with a friends—when I came to my house with my friend and his wife there was a lot of rough boys there, and a boy pushed me down—when I got up I missed my purse—I do not recognise either of the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-125" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-125" type="surname" value="VILAIN"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-125" type="given" value="KATHERINE"/>KATHERINE VILAIN</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutors wife—at 9.30 on Christmas night he was going into his house—when I opened the door for him I saw Tinsley hit my husband's friend on his hat—they pushed my husband down, and ran away—there were seven or eight of them—I saw the three prisoners amongst them—I put my bonnet on and ran after Tinsley, and he struck me in the eye, and used very bad language.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Tinsley.</hi> I did not use any bad word—I struck the lady in the eye with a
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi> paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRITE</hi>. I first saw Cummins at my door—my husband lost his watch—I saw them down William Street about 10 or 12 minutes after I first saw them—I am sure that Cummins was amongst them—my husband did not recognise any of them—I did not give infor
<lb/>mation to the police about Cummins—I told the police Cummins was a little bigger boy than Tinsley, and that it the only mode of identification I had.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-126" type="surname" value="SPARKS"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-126" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE SPARKS</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoners and a lot more on the night in Question—they were all round the gentleman, and ran up the court—Cummins said to me "If he has got the watch I will stick up for him, and if you tell of him you shall have your face smashed in."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>. I am 11 years old—I generally go to bed about 10 o'clock—the prosecutor stood at the door waiting for it to be opened when the boys ran up—he had another gentleman with him—I do not know the names of any of the other boys—I gave a description of them to the police—I should know them if I were to see them—I am quite sure I saw Cummins—I saw Tinsley strike the gentleman on the hat, and knock his hat off—Great Crown Court where it happened is in Golden Square—they ran at Mr. Vilain as he came up to his door—I went with Mrs. Vilain afterwards up to the boys, and saw Cummins—I have not been speaking to any one about the transaction—some boys asked me yesterday how they got on, and I would not tell them—I hare spoken to my parents about it two or three times a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PUGSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). I arrested Tinsley and Cummins at No. 2, Pulteney Place, where they lived—Tinsley said "I know</p>
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<p>nothing about it; I did not have the watch or the money"—Cummins said "I shan't come"—I took them to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-128" type="given" value="TIMMER"/>TIMMER KUHRT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). I took Cook into custody—he lives about 100 yards from Crown Court—I told him the charge, and he said "I did not do it," and then he turned to his mother, and said "You know I told you all about it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoners for robbery with violence and causing grievous bodily harm,</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-192-offence-1 t18830108-name-130"/>Benjamin William Jones</persName>, a commissioner for taking oaths in the High Court.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> HORACE AVORY
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830108-name-131" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM G. CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Royal Courts of Justice, and produce an affidavit filed in the action of Hitchisson
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Reeves and Co. and W. W. Nash defendants, dated the 13th November, 1882.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-132" type="surname" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="t18830108-name-132" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN WILLIAM</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, practicing at 11, Queen Victoria Street, City, and am a commissioner to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature—this affidavit was sworn before me on the 13th November last.</p>
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<persName id="t18830108-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-133" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WHARRAN</persName> </hi>. I am managing common law clerk to Mr. Ditton, solicitor, of Queen Victoria Street—on the 4th October I issued the writ now produced, in the action of Hitchisson
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Beeves and Co. and W. W. Nash, marked
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>—it is an action on a bill of exchange for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—an appearance was entered on 3rd November—I then took out a summons under Order 14 for leave to sign judgment, which was heard before Master Francis on 13th November—the defendant was represented by a solicitor—this affidavit was used before the Master, upon which he made an order giving the defendant leave to defend—after I had seen the plaintiff I took out a summons before the Judge to set aside the Master's order—that came on for hearing before Mr. Justice Watkin Williams on the 20th November, when the defendant was represented by a soli
<lb/>citor—it was adjourned till the following morning, when neither the defendant nor his solicitor appeared—the Judge set aside the Master's order, and gave the plaintiff leave to sign judgment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. My principal communicated with the Public Prosecutor—I dictated the letter to a shorthand clerk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830108-name-134" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-134" type="given" value="JOSEPH GILDARD"/>JOSEPH GILDARD HITCHISSON</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in building materials, of Elm Cottage, Park Street, Camberwell—I had dealings with the prisoner, and know his handwriting—the signature "A. Reeves" at the foot of this affidavit is his—on 20th July last he was indebted to me in the sum of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I received from him the bill of exchange (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) marked A, which I paid into my bank, and it was returned to me dishonored—on 26th September I was being driven by Augustus Dean for the purpose of going to the defendant to give him notice of the dishonor of the bill, and I met the prisoner on the road—I stopped and said "Your bill has come back unpaid;" he said "There must be some mistake about this bill, I am going down into the country to see the gentleman who gave it to me, and I will take it with me"—I said "You had better give me a receipt in my little book for it"—he took my little book and little pencil</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I hive lived 20 years in Camberwell—I cannot tell you the name of the street where I met the prisoner—I have forgotten some portions of the conversation—it was in the morning—I was so confused when the bill came back dishonoured.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know the day of the month—it might be two or three months ago—I should not like to say to a month or so—I am no scholar, so I do not understand the days of the month.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi>"I say it was after the 28th when I met Hitchisson, and he handed me a piece of paper. On that piece of paper it said the acceptor of the bill had 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of soda at the Woolwich Station, which he would return to me. I said to Hit
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAV</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 250). About 1 o'clock a.m. on the 23rd December I was on duty in Edgware Road, when I saw the prisoner loitering outside 188—it is a mantle shop—he was with two other men not in custody—I stood at the corner of Edgware Road under the shade of a lamp and watched their proceedings—I saw the prisoner put his hand to the glass and I heard a cracking of glass—he then put his hand in the window, but a gentleman passing by, he removed his hand and walked a little way off—he then came back and stooping down put his arm up to the window and took down a mantle hanging up inside the shop—he put it under his arm and walked away with the other men—I followed, and one of them called out "Look out," and the prisoner threw</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOW</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman to Mr. Goddard, of 188, Edgware Road—on the 22nd December there was a pane of glass in my master's shop broken—it is about 18 or 20 inches from the ground—I saw it again on the 23rd, when there was a piece knocked out which was not out on the 22nd—I have seen this mantle at the police-court—it is my master's pro
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the two stamps—have known him two or three years—this is my cheque-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I recognise this cheque as one of the cheques I gave him—the number of the cheque is erased and another number substituted for it—the number of the cheques runs the same throughout the book, viz., 7,631, and the number written on the cheque is 7,210.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You told me where you were staying.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I gave him the bill, and he gave me this cheque—I cannot say whether the number was erased—I gave him the receipted account and 9
<hi rend="italic">i.</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in cash—I paid the cheque in to my account, and it was returned marked "No account—on the 20th September I saw the prisoner at the Manchester Hotel, and gave him into the custody of Sergeant O'Des.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember you asking Mr. Robiolio if he would object to change the cheque—he was present I think—the transac
<lb/>tion was between us all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on the 20th September at the Manchester Hotel, and charged him with obtain
<lb/>ing 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Robiolio, of 5, Jermyn Street, by false pretences—he said "I was going to see Mr. Robiolio to-morrow, and subsequently he said "How will it be if this money is paid?"</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. We never had a client of the name of John Ricks, the name appearing on this cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence admitted asking Mr. Edwards for the two cheques, and said he met a person who owed him some money; that the person had no cheque with him, and he gave him one of the two; the other he used, expecting the money next day.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-148" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE WOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Albert Terrace, Barnsbury Road, Islington—I was going home on the 29th December, after having had something to drink, but I knew what I was about—I was crossing over to Sermon Lane, thinking I saw a friend of mine, when I saw four men, including the prisoner—the prisoner knocked me down—I tried to get up, and caught hold of his coat and called out "Police!" and "Murder!"—2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was taken out of my Ulster pocket—I became insensible, and found myself in the police-station—my dress, stockings, and boots were taken off—I have no doubt about the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I picked him out at the police-court next morning—I had not had much to drink—it was about a quarter to twelve when it happened—I had some whisky, but no brandy—I was stifled by a shawl put over my head and I could not call any more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-149" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Chapel Place, Islington—on the night in question I heard cries of "Police!" and "Murder!—I went down to the bottom of Chapel Street, when I saw
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi> with three other men carrying the woman—they took her up Sermon Lane and violated her—they put a scarf to her mouth so that she could not make a noise—they hit her, and the prisoner took her stockings off—I sent a girl who was standing there for a constable—I said to the men "You are using that woman with violence"—they said "If you don't go away we will hit you in the eye"—they ran away when the policeman came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined.</hi> It was dark up Sermon Lane—I was standing close by—I saw the prisoner run away, and the constable bring him back—I picked the woman's hat up in Sermon Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went up Sermon Lane from Liverpool Street—I identify the prisoner because I looked at him when he was pulling the woman's stockings off, and he said "Hit her in the eye and see if there are any rings on her fingers."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. At the police-court I used the word "violence" instead of "violation"—I was excited being at the Court the first time—there was one man there with corduroy trousers, but I did not see his face—the woman clutched the prisoner by the coat—that was when they knocked her down.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 105). I was on duty on the night in question when a girl came and spoke to me—I went to Sermon Lane and saw the woman on the ground, and four men bending over her—the prisoner is the one that ran away, and I followed him and caught him—I charged him with assaulting the woman, and he said he helped to carry her—I asked him why he ran away, and he said because he was a fool—the woman had almost all her clothing gone—I sent for an ambulance to take her to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I held the prisoner, and could see nothing lying about—up to the present time the prisoner has borne a good character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Adams.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—I did not see the other prisoners.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector T</hi>). About 2.40 on the morning of the 16th December I was on duty in King Street, Hammersmith, in company with Sergeants Greet and Crookenden—I saw James come down on the north side of King Street—shortly afterwards the other two came down on the other side, going in the direction of Chiswick—James and Wells turned into Angel Lane, and shortly afterwards James came from the other side of the public-house to the corner of Angel Lane—they went away for about a quarter of an hour—they returned in the same direction and went into Angel Lane again, and came to the corner of the Angel public-house—I then saw Adams cross the road and join them—they stood in conversation for about a minute, and then James and Wells went to the door of the prosecutor's house—Adams remained on the outside of the pavement, walking up and down—James or Wells got on the shoulders of the other and disappeared—I heard something drop inside the house, and then the man who had been at the door walked away up into Angel Lane out of sight—Adams was still walking up and down, and made a noise with his feet—at no time was he more than 12 or 15 yards from the door where the fanlight was—about a minute or so after that Adami turned into Angel Lane, and then I spoke to the two sergeants who I was with and they went up Angel Lane, and I followed and found them struggling with Adams and Wells—we had to use force part of the way in taking them to the station—I returned to the house, when the prosecu
<lb/>tor missed a quantity of money—I examined the fanlight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. It was dark, but there was a lamp right opposite the door on the other side of the street, which is very narrow—I should think I was there 25 minutes—I joined Crookenden there some time earlier; he was on regular duty there—I met Greet some time after
<lb/>wards; he was on regular duty, but we were in plain clothes—it was a fairish night for the time of year—I live at Hammersmith—the Kempton Park races were not until Boxing Day—I do not know of any race held that Saturday—the Sandown Park races were postponed from time to time—I do not know that they were to be run that day—I do not attend those meetings—they are held 12 to 14 miles from Hammersmith—there are plenty of means to get there by railway.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective T</hi>). I was with Inspector Jones and Sergeant Greet at the time in question—in consequence of instructions given me by Jones, Greet and I followed Wells and Adams into Angel Lane—they came from behind a hoarding in Angel Lane, close to the side entrance of the tavern—Greet took Adams, and I took hold of Wells and knocked him down—he asked me when I took hold of him what I was going to charge him with, and I said I would tell him on getting to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective T</hi>). I was with the two former witnesses at the time in question, and went with Crookenden down Angel Lane—Wells then passed me, and I presently heard a fall—I instantly jumped at Adams, and after a very short struggle secured him and took him into custody—he said "What are you taking me for? I have not done any
<lb/>thing; I have not knocked any one about"—I said we should see when we got to the station—I took him to the station and returned to the prosecutor's house and took James to the station—I searched him and found a large quantity of silver on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I might have been there two horns—it was a darkish night; I think there was a little fog—I do not take any interest in racing matters.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WELLS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-160" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>Martin Fritzjames</persName>.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOODLEY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Francis Thornton, of 11, Ladbroke Road, pawnbroker—the prisoner came to our shop on 14th February last, and produced some tickets and gave me this cheque for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), with which she redeemed the goods mentioned in the tickets, amounting to 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave her the balance and paid the cheque in to my master's account—I had known her previously—the cheque came back stamped "No account with Messrs. Hoare."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not remember changing a cheque for you a few months previously—I may have done so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">"Messrs.</hi> Hoare's, the bankers, in Fleet Street—this is a genuine form of one of our cheques—in February last we had no customer of the name of Trussel—this writing on it in red ink, "No account with Messrs. Hoare," is the handwriting of one of our clerks—I have a cheque-book containing the number of this cheque, D.B. 2497, which was given to Mr. Ody, and this form would have come from that cheque-book.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective D</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody for passing the cheque, and she said "I had three cheques from a man who I met in Oxford Street."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. he gave me the day before I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had not the slightest idea that they were forged cheques. I am a very bad writer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-198-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and afterwards burglariously breaking out of the same.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 300
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizance's.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-202-offence-1 t18830108-name-174"/>Auguste Martini</persName>, from his person, </rs>
<hi rend="italic">to which</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830108-202-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs>.**</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-202-18830108 t18830108-202-punishment-27"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODMAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence against Reynolds.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830108-202-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>203. The said
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830108-203-offence-1 t18830108-name-177"/>Henry Russell</persName>, police officers, in execution of their duty, </rs>
<hi rend="italic">to which he</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-203-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs>.**</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-203-18830108 t18830108-203-punishment-28"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>strike me, I thought, and I went to pass him, and said I was going to look for a policeman—he put his hand in his pocket, pulled out a quart bottle of beer, and struck me with it on my forehead and eye, saying "That will settle you"—I bled very much.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You bought some bread of me—it was not dirty—I cut it off a new loaf for you, seeing that you were quarrel-some—I did not rush behind you for 30 yards; I was too ill—you were close to my window—the bottle did not accidentally fly from your hand in the struggle.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 90). I heard cries of "Police!" and took the prisoner 300 yards from the shop—he said "Let me go; take my name and address, and I will make him any recompense he requires"—he did not say that he had been assaulted—I picked up these pieces of bottle (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM IRWICK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant house surgeon to Westminster Hospital—on 20th September I saw Wheatley; he was suffering from a large contused and lacerated wound on his right eyebrow two and a half inches long, and another over the upper eyelid, and a third under his lower eyelid, all consistent with his being hit on the forehead with a glass bottle—he had lost much blood—the wounds are not healed yet—they were dangerous from the risk of erysipelas—they may have been inflicted by one blow through the splintering of the bottle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that the prosecutor's manner was very repulsive when he complained of the bread being dirty, and he followed and attacked him, and in trying to free himself the bottle must hate touched the prosecutor by accident.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I followed the prisoner after the blow, as he was making away from me, and it was only through some of my customers hustling him that I was able to give him in charge—I was very ill, and was afraid of him, and I offered to give him more bread to get rid of him—he used the most beastly epithets to my wife—he did not complain of the bread, but he threw it at me, and said "Do you call this a halfpennyworth of bread, you b—"—we ate it the next day—he opened his coat to draw the bottle out—I never saw him before; he was not drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-204-18830108 t18830108-204-punishment-29"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-205-18830108 t18830108-205-punishment-30"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-187" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD INGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant—on 16th December, about 11 p.m., I was waiting for a
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> at the corner of King William Street, and the two prisoners came up to me, Leary on my right and Sullivan on my left—Leary pushed against me, and Sullivan snatched my watch and chain and bolted—I followed him, calling "Stop thief!"—he went up the steps of London Bridge, and a policeman and I followed, and when I got to the top he was in custody—I went to the station, and saw my watch and chain, which had been picked up—they cost me 50 guineas—I next saw Leary at the police-court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 818). On this Saturday night at 11.10 I was on duty in King William Street, and saw the prisoners together in conversation—they went to the Statue, and I immediately heard a cry of "Stop thief!" and saw Sullivan running as fast as he could—Young tried to stop him, and I followed him up the steps of London Bridge—he crossed over to Fishmongers' Hall, and I took him and told him it was for stealing a gentleman's watch and chain—he said "You have made a mistake, I have just come from the Grecian Theatre"—I asked him what play was on there—he said "The Salvation Army"—Sergeant Young brought the watch and chain—when Sullivan was charged at the Mansion House I saw Leary among the spectators, and the prosecutor pointed him out among a number of other persons—I went with another constable to the corner of Fish Street Hill, and found this compass and a portion of a chain (
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<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-name-189" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BAGLIN</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 10, Cork Street, Finsbury—I have known Leary about 12 months—on Saturday, 16th December, I went to the Raglan Music Hall, Union Street, Blackfriars Road, and saw him sitting in the bar—I was not with him all the evening, but he came down behind me at 11.25, and I wished him good night—I have seen him there from time to time—I know it was the 16th, because he was locked up on the Monday and I heard of it—I went to the police-court because I knew Sullivan—I do not know whether Leary knows him, but I saw Leary taken in custody there, and then I remembered his being with me on the Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said that I was Leary's cousin, but simply because I wanted to take him in some food—I was with Ann Sullivan and another young girl at the music hall—I do not know whether she is a relation of Sullivan's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I went to the police-court by myself—I did not know that Leary was to be there or why he went there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830108-205-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. He
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Southwark in February,</hi> 1881.—
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Bard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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