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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 29th, 1883, and following days,</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18830129-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="t18830129-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES LOPES</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice;
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND"/>WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-6" type="given" value="SIMEON CHARLES"/>SIMEON CHARLES HADLEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-8" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-11" 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="t18830129-name-12" type="given" value="POLYDORE DE"/>POLYDORE DE KEYSER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-13" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-15" 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. FOURTH 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> 29
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-17" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ORMISTON</persName> </hi>. I keep the brewery tap in George Street, Chelsea—on the evening of 22nd December last, about a quarter past 8 o'clock, the prisoner and a female named Cross came to the bar—the prisoner called for a pint of ale and paid for it with a good florin, and I gave him change—my wife was serving in the bar—she left it between 9 and 10 o'clock—she came back between 10 and 11 o'clock—I saw her serve the prisoner—about a quarter past 11 o'clock she brought me two half-crowns—I examined them, and found they were bad—I then took every
<lb/>thing out of the till except coppers, and she put the coins in her pocket—the prisoner tried to make on, he went outside—I went and brought him back—I told him he had given my wife two bad half-crowns, if he replaced them with good money I would let him go—he said "I will give you 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them," and he gave me five good shillings and I gave him the bad ones back—the woman was not with him then, she had run away—he went out—after he had gone my wife searched her pocket and found another bad florin and a bad half-crown—these produced are them—in consequence of that I went after the prisoner—the policeman had hold of him—he was brought back in custody—he and the woman had been in the house all the evening, from a quarter past 8 till about 12 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was in the bar when you came in—you gave me the two-shilling piece for a pint of ale—you did not give me a sixpence—you did not utter anything bad to me—when my wife gave me the two half-crowns I said I had had enough trouble with police-courts lately, and I did not want to be troubled any more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-18" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE ORMISTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on 22nd December I was serving in the bar—I saw the prisoner and the female</p>
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<p>there—the prisoner called for a pint of six ale—he gave the money to Mr. Ormiston, I did not see what it was—I served the female several times before I went upstairs—once she gave me a two-shilling piece, but I was busy and did not pay attention to what other money she gave me—I put the two-shilling piece in the till—I went upstairs about 9 o'clock, I was away fully an hour—when I came back I served the prisoner with a pint of ale—he gave me a half-crown, which I put in the till—previous to that my husband had cleared the till, and I put all the money in my pocket—there was nothing then in the till except copper—soon afterwards the prisoner called for another pint of ale, and gave me another half-crown—I thought it rather strange he should give me another half-crown, and I examined the one in the till, and they were exactly the same—I showed the two to my husband, and the prisoner gave 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in place of them and went away—after that I emptied my pocket in my husband's presence, and I found another bad half-crown and two-shilling piece among it—in consequence of that my husband went after the prisoner, and he was brought back by two policemen.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 371). About 12.15 on the morning of the 23rd I was outside the brewery tap—Mr. Ormiston spoke to me—in consequence of a communication I received I went to the Snow Shoes public-house, which is about 200 yards from the brewery tap—I found the prisoner there, and the woman Cross along with him—I had not seen him before—I told him he was wanted at the brewery tap—he said "What am I wanted there for?"—I told him he had passed bad money, and he was wanted there by the landlord—he said he did not know the place—I took him back, the woman followed—as we went along I heard some one say "
<hi rend="italic">Jerry, score now</hi>"—when we got back Mrs. Ormiston said "That is the man, I will charge him"—I heard some one, I can't say who, say "I will give back the 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. if you will let me ge"—I can't say whether that was said by the prisoner or not—I took him into the back room and searched him, and found 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, all good money—I took him to the station—the female followed, and they were both charged together—the prisoner gave no name or address—the woman gave the name of Cross, but no address—I produce the half-crown and two shillings I received from Mr. Ormiston.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When the prisoner was brought back by the constable I accused him of the other bad coins I had found—he said "Missus, don't say anything about it; I will give you the money," and he offered to pay me in silver, but the policeman said "Take nothing from him"—I said "I can't, my husband is not here"—I did not take it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-21" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA THOMAS</persName> </hi>. My husband is landlord of the Star in Belgrave Mews—on the evening of 14th December last, about 8 o'clock, the prisoner came to our house with a woman, not Cross—the prisoner had some drink, and paid with good money—the woman then called for some drink, it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., she gave me a two-shilling piece—I gave it back and told her it was bad, and she gave me a good florin for it—I had tried the coin in the tester, and it bent—the prisoner then went out, and the woman went very soon after—I spoke to the potman, and he went out</p>
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<p>and watched them—I went to the station and saw them there—no bad money was found on them, and they were let go.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi> 6). I knew the prisoner in 75 by the name of John Collins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A R</hi> 59). In 1878 I knew the prisoner by the name of Charles Brown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 279). On 14th December my attention was called to the prisoner by Mrs. Thomas's potman in Chesham Place, near Belgrave Mews—there was a woman with him, not Cross—they were walking together, talking together, in a direction from the Star—I fol
<lb/>lowed them for about half an hour into Lower George Street—they separated there, the prisoner went into the Guardsman public-house—the female wont into the Tap, nearly opposite—another constable followed her, I followed the prisoner into the Guardsman—I saw the female in custody first, and then went back to the Guardsman, fetched the prisoner out, and took him into custody—he saw the woman in custody—he said "I hope you don't think I have anything to do with that woman"—I said "Don't you know her?"—he said "No, I never saw her before in my life"—they were taken to the station—no bad money was found on them—Inspector Denton declined to take the charge, and they were dis
<lb/>charged—Inspector Adams came on duty directly after—seven or eight days after he handed me this coin—about a fortnight after wards I went to 6, Bangor Street, Notting Hill, a house kept by Charlotte Atty—she pointed out the top front room—I searched it, I found no counterfeit coin—I found some papers, amongst them this convict's licence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">ruled that this was not admissible evidence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-25" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE ATTY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 6, Bangor Street, Notting Hill—I let lodgings—the prisoner and Emma Cross lodged there between five and six months ago as man and wife in the top front room in the name of Sullivan—I pointed out that room to Arrow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I last saw you on the Friday before Christmas—you were at work all the time you were there; up to 9th De
<lb/>cember—you left on the Friday before Christmas—it was after Christmas that Arrow came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-26" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Turk's Row, Chelsea—I know the prisoner and the female—one evening, six weeks ago, I was in the Snow Shoes when they were there—the prisoner asked me to have a drink with him; I think I had a share of three pots of fourpenny ale—he asked me to go up the road with him, and he asked me if I would go to Eaton Square with him; he had got six bad two-shilling pieces to change—I declined, and he went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I had seen you several times—I said at the police-court that I had seen you once or twice with the female.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector B</hi>). On 14th December I was at Cottage Row Police-station, and saw the female prisoner and another woman there—I relieved another inspector—I did not hear what passed—I saw the woman sitting on a seat by the wall—after they were dis
<lb/>charged I found a counterfeit florin under the seat—I gave it to Arrow some days afterwards; it was bent—I marked it—it is now exactly as I found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-28" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I produced the coin at the police-court the first day I gave evidence—it was in my possession till then.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This bent florin looks very like the one I had—I should be sorry to swear to it, because it has not been in my possession all the time—it is bent just where I bent it in the tester, and looks like the same.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown, and these two florins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> On 22nd December me and my wife went into the Brewery Tap, and they say she gave a two-shilling piece, and I a half-crown, but they got mixed with other money in the till, and they cannot identify the coin we gave. As to the other, I know nothing about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction for a like offence at this Court in October,</hi> 1875.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA CROSS</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence given in the last case was read over to the witnesses, and stated to be correct.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CROSS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830129-250-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BATEMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830129-250-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-250-18830129 t18830129-250-punishment-1"/>Two Years' Hard Labour, to commence at the expiration of his former sentence</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SHELDRAKE</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830129-251-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18830129-251-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>stealing 12 fowls and 36
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-34" type="surname" value="TOOLEY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830129-251-offence-1 t18830129-name-34"/>Caroline Tooley</persName>, having been before convicted**.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18830129-251-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-251-punishment-2" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-251-18830129 t18830129-251-punishment-2"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GARTHWAITE</hi> (22)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE NICOLL</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830129-252-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> to stealing certain railway-tickets of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830129-252-offence-1 t18830129-name-37"/>London, Chatham, and Dover Railway Company</persName>, their masters.
<hi rend="italic">Also</hi> to conspiracy to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GARTHWAITE</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-252-18830129 t18830129-252-punishment-3"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NICOLL</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-252-18830129 t18830129-252-punishment-4"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour</rs>, and
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<interp inst="t18830129-252-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-252-18830129 t18830129-252-punishment-5"/>to pay the taxed costs of the prosecution</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830129-252-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SIMPSON</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830129-253-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to two indictments for stealing, whilst employed at the Post-office, orders for the payment of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and to forging endorsements on the same.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18830129-253-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-253-18830129 t18830129-253-punishment-6"/>Judgment respited [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD DANIEL GOODLIFFE</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830129-254-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>to two indict
<lb/>ments for embezzling orders for the payment of 481
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 863
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830129-254-offence-1 t18830129-name-40"/>Henry Midlane</persName> and others, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830129-254-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-254-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to falsifying a certain cash-book of his said masters with intent to defraud</rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-254-18830129 t18830129-254-punishment-7"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18830129-254-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN ALFRED COLSELL</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830129-255-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to three indictments for forging and uttering orders for the payment of money, and for obtain
<lb/>ing money by false pretences.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18830129-255-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-255-18830129 t18830129-255-punishment-8"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES TOMBS</hi> (18)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BOON</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830129-256-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830129-256-offence-1 t18830129-name-44"/>Annie Bilton</persName> with intent to steal.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-256-18830129 t18830129-256-punishment-9"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830129-256-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PHILIP LESLIE CARTER</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830129-257-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to three indict
<lb/>ments for forging and uttering orders for the payment of 179
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 179
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-257-18830129 t18830129-257-punishment-10"/>Two Years' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830129-257-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES PEARCE</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830129-258-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to unlawfully obtaining 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by And false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830129-258-offence-1 t18830129-name-48"/>Agnes Tickner</persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-258-18830129 t18830129-258-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>fully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-51" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FACER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 586). At the end of November, or early in December, about 8.30 p.m., I was called to an Old Ford '
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> standing in Threadneedle Street, of which Hakes was conductor, and an elderly lady showed me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a sixpence, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which she said she received from Hakes in change for a florin, and that the shilling was bad—he said "Rather than cause any bother, I must have taken it somewhere, I will change it"—it appeared thoroughly bad—he took it back and gave her a good one—I have seen the prisoners together several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hakes.</hi> To the best of my belief it was early in December—I did not take the number of the omnibus.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-52" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY ASHTON</persName> </hi>. I am running cashier at Baker's, 82, Fleet Street—on 20th January, about 6 p.m., I saw Hakes at the counter—he had bought a tie for 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he handed me a florin—I took it to the cashier, Mr. Faulkner, got the change from him, and handed it to Hakes, who wore a white Macintosh—I am sure he is the man—the shop-walker afterwards brought a florin to me, but I cannot say whether it is the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hakes.</hi> The man who served you is not here—I was taken to identify you on the Monday, and did so—nothing was said to me about the tie being found in your pocket—I know you bought a tie because it was on the bill—I picked you out from five others—we only took that one bad florin that Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FAULKNER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Mr. Baker—Ashton brings me the money, I put it in a bowl and give change, and afterwards take it to the counting-house—I do not remember this occurrence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-54" type="surname" value="LUCY"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LUCY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Baker—the cashier brings me the money in a bowl when he has cleared the office—on the evening of 20th January when he brought me the money I found this bad florin among it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hakes.</hi> I clear the bowl only once a day—I put no change in in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-55" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-55" type="surname" value="BENTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-55" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE BENTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King's Head, St. Paul's Churchyard—on 20th January the two prisoners came into separate bars, which are divided by a partition—I was the only person in the bar—I served Hakes with a glass of ale, he paid with 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and then served Buck with a glass of whisky—he gave me a florin—I bent it on the counter, and said that it was bad—he seemed surprised, and said "Is it?" and paid me with good money—it bent easily—I kept it, he wanted a piece of it—this is it—while this was going on Hakes left the bar, went to the other door, and called Buck out—Buck remained two or three minutes, and then went out—half of the coin was melted by one of the customers, and this is all that remains.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-56" type="surname" value="BANKS"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-56" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BANKS</persName> </hi>. I am a letter carrier—on Saturday, 20th January, between 6.30 and 7.0 p.m., the prisoners came into separate bars about the same time—I saw Buck tender a florin, and heard the barmaid say that it was bad—she asked me to look at it, and I tried to cut it with the sugar nippers and then held it up to the gas and melted part of it—this is the other part—Hakes called for a glass of ale in the other bar—he heard the remarks, went round to the other bar, and called Buck out—he went out in a minute or two, and I saw him join Hakes—Bucks asked the barmaid to give him the coin back, but she would not—I followed them through St. Paul's Churchyard, and up Watling Street into Old</p>
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<p>Change—they stopped under a lamp, when Hakes passed something to Buck—Hakes was polishing something with a cloth when I passed him—they went into Cheapside and I pointed them out to a policeman, who followed them to Angel Court, Throgmorton Street—I took hold of Hakes—I heard one of them drop something, and the policeman picked up this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I took Hakes to the station, and the constable took Buck—I saw the constable find this piece of rag on Hakes, which is some
<lb/>thing like that with which he was rubbing the coin under the lamp.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hakes.</hi> It was not a photograph which you looked at, you were polishing something which was smaller than the photo
<lb/>graph which was found on you—I followed you from 6.40 p.m. to about 7.15 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-57" type="surname" value="BRYAN"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-57" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRYAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 628). On 20th January, about 7.15 p.m., I was in Mansion House Street—Banks spoke to me, and I followed the prisoners to Bartholomew Lane, where they stood under a lamp-post, and Hakes appeared to be rubbing something, and in two or three minutes they crossed the Lane and went into Throgmorton Street—Buck went up Angel Court, and as soon as he turned the corner Hakes whistled—I went up the court, and Buck was standing over a gulley—I said to him "Where is it?"—he said "Where is what?"—I said "You know what"—he produced a good half-crown in his right hand. and dropped this florin from his left—I picked it up, put it in my mouth, and bent it—at the same time Hakes dropped something—Banks had then brought him within a yard, and was holding him—they were taken to the station, and I found 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on Hakes good money, fifteen pence of which was in copper, three books, a tie marked Charles Baker, a photograph, a collar, and a discharge from the army—there is no glass over the photo
<lb/>graph—I found on Buck a conductor's badge and licence in the name of George Buck, and a good half-crown—Hakes wore a white Macintosh—Ashton gave me this florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hakes.</hi> You were about a yard from me when I heard something drop—it appeared to fall on the grating, over a gulley—I could not find anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-58" type="surname" value="ASHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-58" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY ASHTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is one of our ties.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-59" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These florins are bad—two of them are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Hakes.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-60" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL REPKIN</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman—Hakes has lodged at my house about six months, and his wife is there now—he worked for the London General Omnibus Company, and left at, I think, the end of October, after which he was looking for a job on the tram—he is very respectable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>. I live at 5, Victoria Park—the omnibuses do not pass my house, but I could see going along the road who the conductors are—I don't know why he left the Company—I can't say the date he came to lodge with me without my rent book, but it was in 1882—I recollect when he left the Company because he was not able to pay his rent—he owed me a sovereign for four weeks' lodging, and I wrote to him in October asking him for the money—he has paid something since October, but he still owes mo 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for seven weeks—he did not go away altogether in October.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hakes's Defence.</hi> There is nothing to connect me with the first coin, as it passed through two hands and was then put into a bowl with other</p>
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<p>money. I met Buck on an omnibus, I had known him some time. I asked him to have something to drink, he said "No," but I saw him go into the next compartment. I was in a hurry to get home, as my wife was ill; he joined me at the corner and showed me his photo. I looked at it under a lamp, it was smeared and I rubbed it. He ran up an archway; I know nothing about his having bad money. As to some
<lb/>thing dropping, we were a yard apart from each other. He asked me to carry a collar for him. I have been in the army and my discharge is here. The prosecutor is mistaken about my giving the woman 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., because I left at the end of October, and could not be there on December 1, and wearing a badge as he said I was. I could not conduct an omnibus with-out a badge and a licence. (
<hi rend="italic">He then handed in his licence from Scotland Yard, showing that he quitted the Omnibus Company's service on November</hi> 1, 1882.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Buck's Defence.</hi> As I was going into this house I met Hakes coming out. I called for some whisky and paid with a coin which they said was bad; I then paid with a good one. The policeman caught hold of me and knocked one coin out of my hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-259-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of their characters.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAKES</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BUCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-259-18830129 t18830129-259-punishment-13"/>Six Months' Hard Labour</rs>. The Court commended the conduct of the witness Banks, and recommended him to the Mint authorities as deserving of some reward; a similar recommendation from</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR ROBERT GARDEN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the committing Magistrate, was appended to the depositions.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830129-261-offence-1 t18830129-name-63"/>Spencer Wicks</persName>.—</rs>
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<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="smallCaps">
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<lb/>tisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>: "Clerk, collector, and canvasser wanted at once in a limited company to canvass and receive subscriptions and shares, salary 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per week, with commission. A security of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash required. Apply personally to Baker and Gordon, 25, Garrick Street, London, W. C."—in consequence of seeing that I applied at 25, Garrick Street. Covent Garden—I there saw the two defendants—I said I had come in answer to an advertisement I had seen in the
<hi rend="italic">Telegraph</hi> adver
<lb/>tising for a clerk and collector to a limited company—Gordon said it was the London General Cab Company, and told me all particulars, and said it would be necessary to deposit a sum of 25
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<p>him that I had a deposit receipt with the London and County Bank for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that it would be necessary to give seven days' notice before the money could be withdrawn, and that I would consider the matter and write him—Baker was present at this conversation—I then wrote this letter of 16th November, which was afterwards found at the prisoners' office. (
<hi rend="italic">This expressed the writers willingness to enter the company's service and stated that he would bring up the deposit receipt on Monday.</hi>)—I received this reply dated 18th November, 1882, enclosing this prospectus—I subsequently ascertained that the letter was in Gordon's handwriting—I have seen him write—on 20th November I called at Garrick Street and there saw both the defendants—I said I had come to commence business, and that I had brought my deposit receipt as security. (
<hi rend="italic">The receipt was dated October</hi> 30, 1882,
<hi rend="italic">from the Reading branch of the London and County Bank for</hi> 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.)—Gordon took it up in the presence of Baker—he gave me this receipt for it: "Received, 20th November, 1882, of Mr. Gladden, 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to be held as security on behalf of the London General Cab Company whilst Mr. Gladden is in our employ"—Gordon wrote that in Baker's presence and read it aloud—he then explained to me my duties, which would be to collect money for this company and canvass for shares—he then produced this agreement and asked me to sign it—I did so and handed him the deposit receipt—he told me to call next morning to commence business—I went there at 10 next morning—I found the prisoners there—Gordon then said, "I find this deposit receipt will be of no use to the company unless it is signed, and a notice of withdrawal"—I said I should not think of doing anything of the kind, that the receipt was virtually cash, and "if I sign this you can draw my money"—he said "Oh, that is perfectly absurd, I should not think of drawing your money"—I said "I shan't sign it"—he said "Oh, but you must sign it"—he then called in a man named Bill, whose name he subsequently said was Leroche—I think he was an odd man in the office—he placed the paper before me, and after some hesitation I signed it. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a notice of withdrawal.</hi>) Baker was present at the time; Gordon took the paper—I then entered on the can
<lb/>vassing business and continued for about a fortnight—nobody ever took any shares—I tried a little to get them to, believing it was a genuine concern for a couple of days—on 27th November I gave the week's notice to leave in consequence of what I heard, and left at the end of the week—Gordon paid me my wages for one week, and Baker for another—on 4th December, in the presence of both, I asked for my security back—Gordon said he should have to write to the directors, who lived in the country—I asked if he could give me the addresses of the directors and why they were not published on the prospectus—he said the directors were gentlemen and they objected to have their addresses published—I said it was usual in all prospectuses for the addresses to be published and it would inspire more confidence—he said "Some would not object but others would, and it would not do to put some in without all of them"—I again said "I want my deposit note; I have been to the London and County Bank and I find you have presented the note and the money is transferred to the Oxford Street Branch"—he said "I suppose the company has done that"—I said "You as secretary would transact such business as that and not the company"—he made no reply to that—I continued almost daily to make application for my money—they put me off with different excuses, saying they had the keys of the safe and they</p>
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<p>had not seen the directors, and then said I had not given them a proper notice to leave—I said I had, and I then gave a written notice dated 9th December—I did not do any work for the company after the 4th—I asked Gordon several times for the addresses of the directors, but never got them—I never saw any director except Bill—I told Gordon on the 4th December that I had been to Somerset House and I found the company was not registered—he said "Oh, yes it is"—I said "No it is not, I have been there on two occasions and made a thorough search. There is the 'London General Cab Company' that has been established six years, and the secretary's name is different"—he said "Oh, this is
<hi rend="italic">The</hi> London General Cab Company"—I said the
<hi rend="italic">The</hi> would not make any difference in the constitution of a company—Baker said "Oh, yes it would"—I said I knew it would not, I had inquired of one of the officials at Somerset House—I have never got my deposit note or any part of my money back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gordon.</hi> You did not tell me at the time we signed the agreement that you accepted the deposit note only as cash—I signed the agreement—nothing was said in the agreement about the deposit note—you did not tell me that you had found the deposit note was not transferable, and that you could not accept it—you did not offer me the deposit note back again—you did not ask me to give you authority to withdraw the money—I did sign the authority, not altogether of my own free will—I knew what I was doing—it was between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon, I did not altogether like the look of the thing, but there were two or three of you in the room, and I thought as seven days' notice would have to be given I should be able to go to Reading and cancel it—I gave you notice personally to leave on 27th November—I think I was paid my salary that morning, or on the Monday—I think it was Baker who paid me on Saturday, 2nd December, and afterwards gave the written notice at your suggestion—I did not tell you my father was in town, I have no father—I did not go to a solicitor, I could not afford to do so—I endeavoured to get some facts together first—I got a London Directory to see if I could trace any of the directors, but I could not, and then I went to the surveyor of taxes to inquire if you were paying income tax, and I found you were not—I came to the office on 21st December, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon; that was the day you were arrested—I asked you for my money then—I did not get it—the officers were below, and you were taken into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-68" type="given" value="GEORGE AUGUSTUS"/>GEORGE AUGUSTUS HILLIER</persName> </hi>. I keep the White Swan, New Street, Covent Garden—on 22nd November the prisoners called on me with this deposit receipt and this letter of withdrawal, and asked if I would pass it through my bank and give them the money—I said "Certainly"—I paid these two documents into the London and County Bank, Oxford Street Branch—it was placed to my account—I paid the 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Gordon in cash—he called upon me for it—I merely knew them as customers—I knew their names, nothing more.</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-69" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-69" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK REDFERN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank, Oxford Street Branch—I produce this deposit note of the Reading Branch of our bank for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in favour of F. G. Gladden, with a receipt at the back signed by Gordon—I also produce a notice of withdrawal—these documents were brought to our bank on 22nd November by Mr.</p>
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<p>Hillier—they were forwarded to Reading, and the amount was subse
<lb/>quently credited to Mr. Hillier.</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-70" type="given" value="JAMES EUSTACE"/>JAMES EUSTACE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to G. Barker and Co., 39 and 40, Mark Lane, Bankers—Gordon opened an account with us in the name of Baker and Gordon, on 23rd October last, describing the firm as of 25, Garrick Street—it was opened by a cheque of 33
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said he was an auctioneer—the account continued open till 16th November, when I sent him this letter closing the account. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "We regret that through the irregular manner in which your account has been worked of late we do not feel justified in handing you another cheque book. We shall be glad if you will issue a cheque for the balance, 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and close it"—I know nothing of the London General Cab Company, Limited—we were never bankers to such a Company.</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-71" type="surname" value="HAYMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-71" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HAYMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Joint Stock Companies' Regis
<lb/>tration Office, Somerset House—the "London General Cab Company" was registered some years ago, and is still in existence—I know nothing of this Company to which this prospectus refers.</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-72" type="surname" value="LAWSER"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-72" type="given" value="GUSTAV"/>GUSTAV LAWSER</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Garrick Street, Covent Garden—on 2nd October I had an office on the second floor to let—I let it by this agreement to the two defendants at 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—they are described as William Baker, of Sevenoaks, Kent, and F. Gordon, of Lillyville Road, Fulham—I know nothing of any Cab Company—they never paid any rent—the furniture has been sold under a bill of sale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the time you were arrested no rent was due.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-73" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 21st December I went to 25, Garrick Street in company with Inspector O'Callaghan and the prosecutor—I went to the second floor, and saw Baker on the landing—I told him I was a police officer, and that I had a warrant for his arrest for stealing a deposit note for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he asked me to read the warrant to him—I went into a room and read it to him—he said it was all false, they had not converted the deposit note to their own uses—I then went into an adjoining room and saw Gordon and another man, who was pointed out to me as "Bill"—I told him I was a police officer, and had a warrant to arrest them both—Gordon wished the warrant read, and I read it to him—he said "It is all false," at the same time he turned to Gladden and said "I suppose you want your money; that is all you want?"—he said if I would go out with him he would get the money—Gordon told Bill to say nothing—Bill was afterwards discharged by the Magistrate, it being represented he was only a servant—I took the defendants to the station, they were both charged, and both refused to give any address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-74" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN O'CALLAGHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). After the prisoners were arrested I searched the office on the second floor—I found the book con
<lb/>taining these advertisement, and the one referred to by Mr. Gladden—it is headed "Baker and Gordon, auctioneers and land agents"—I also found this letter, dated 23rd November, from the Secretary of the London General Cab Company, objecting to the name of the new Company—I found this prospectus of the Company, one of the directors being Laroche—that is struck out, and then there is put "the Marquis de la Roche."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gordon in a long address denied any fraudulent intent, and stated that Gladden had voluntarily parted with the deposit receipt; that he had been</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">paid his salary up to the time of his giving notice, and if he had been patient his money would have been returned to him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-262-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">GORDON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been convicted at this Court in May,</hi> 1876,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of</hi> F. H.
<hi rend="italic">Garnier, of obtaining money by false pretences.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-262-18830129 t18830129-262-punishment-16"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18830129-262-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-262-18830129 t18830129-262-punishment-17"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL WRIGHT</hi> (50)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830129-263-offence-1 t18830129-name-76"/>Thomas Luckett</persName>, and stealing three cheeses, eight sides of bacon, and other goods, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-77" type="surname" value="LUCKETT"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LUCKETT</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger and poulterer, of 20, Essex Road, Islington—on Tuesday, 9th January, I closed my shop at 10 o'clock, and went to bed between 11 and 12 o'clock—my house was securely fastened up—shortly after 5 o'clock next morning I was aroused by the police; I came down, and found the premises had been broken into—the room at the back of my shop has a skylight—there was a ladder resting on the table against the ventilator of the skylight—that had been left in the back yard the night before—an entry had been effected first into the back yard, and then through the skylight by the ladder placed there, and lowered into the room—I missed eight sides of bacon, three American cheeses, and a quantity of property, such as I deal in, to the value of about 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not know the prisoner—the padlock had been taken off my stable gates, and another one put on—my cart had been taken out of the stable and left in a back street—a number of pheasants had been moved, but not taken away.</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-78" type="surname" value="NORFOLK"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-78" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NORFOLK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 164). About 5.20 on Wednesday morn
<lb/>ing, 10th January, I was on duty in Essex Road—I heard a noise at Mr. Luckett's shop, I went towards it, and saw a horse and cart standing by the corner near the shop—the prisoner came from the side of the cart to the horse's head—he saw me; I was in uniform—before I could get up to him he jumped up into the cart, whipped the horse, and drove away at full gallop—I made a rush for the cart, and got within about four yards of it—it was a one-horse cart—I chased it down the Essex Road as far as Packington Street—I sprang my rattle, another constable, Aspinal, joined in the chase—he got hold of the cart, but was shaken off—the prisoner drove away, and made his escape—I have not the least doubt the prisoner was the man—I saw his features; his face was towards me when he was getting into the cart—this cap (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was found at his lodging—he was wearing a similar one on the night he drove away—I saw him in custody at 6 o'clock on the Thursday morning, nearly 24 hours after, at the Newington Police-station; there were eight or nine other men there—I picked him out—I have since seen the horse and cart found at Hackney; it was the one that was being driven away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen the prisoner before—it was dark; there was a lamp right opposite me—I was about 20 yards off when I first saw him—he was looking under the horse's head towards me—it only occupied a few seconds altogether—I saw him scramble into the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was about four yards away when he scrambled into the cart, and I saw his face.</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ASPINAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 674). On Wednesday morning, about</p>
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<p>5.20, I was at the corner of Packington Street and Essex Road—I saw the horse and cart being driven, and the constable following springing his rattle—I ran into the road to try to stop the horse—I got hold of the side of the cart, and hung on to it for about 200 yards, and then had to leave go—the man who was driving had on a cap similar to this—I picked the prisoner out from several others on the 11th as the man who was driving—to the best of my belief he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went before the Magistrate, but was not called—I could not see the prisoner's face; it was dark—I believe he is the man.</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-80" type="surname" value="MAJOR"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I am a letter-carrier at 37, Richard Street, Liver
<lb/>pool Road, Islington—between 5 and 5.30 on Wednesday morning, the 10th, I was looking down the Essex Road—I heard a noise there, and saw a horse and cart loaded with goods, and a man placing a box on it—I stood at the corner for a few minutes; I did not see the man's features, it was very dark; I went away—afterwards I saw the cart going away at full gallop, and the constable after it—on the evening of the 11th I went to the police-station in Upper Street, Islington—the prisoner was there with about 16 other men—I picked him out—to the best of my belief from his general appearance he is the man who was with the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not discern his features—I speak to his general build and appearance.</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-81" type="surname" value="JENMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-81" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JENMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). At 11.15 on Wednesday night, the 10th, I saw the prisoner in Pratt's Road, Clapton Park—I was with two other officers—I stopped the prisoner, and told him I should take him into custody for committing burglaries at the butchers' shops—he said "Where"—I said "One at Ball's Pond and one at Islington"—he said "All right, I will go with you, I will go quiet"—on the way to the station he said "You have grabbed at the shadow and missed the sub
<lb/>stance"—I was present at the station when Norfolk picked him out from seven others—I afterwards, from what I was told, went to No. 5, Pratt's Road, and found this cap on a work-stool—the prisoner gave me that address—he said on the morning he had left Mr. Veasey's shop about 4 o'clock in Chatsworth Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said "All right, I will go with you; I know nothing about it; I shall go quiet"—I found the cap in the work-room where he lodged—the landlord was there at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Veasey's, in the Chatsworth Road, is about three miles from the prosecutor's, and a little over a quarter of a mile from the place were the horse and cart were found.</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-82" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-82" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 468). On Monday morning, the 10th, about 12 o'clock, I saw a horse and cart standing in Galton Street, Hackney, with no one attending it—it had the name and address on it of Mr. Heasman—it was shown to him, and he claimed it as his property—Galton Street is about a quarter of a mile from where the prisoner lives in Pratt's Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830129-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HEASMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman and greengrocer at 74, Queens
<lb/>bury Street, Islington—on the morning of Tuesday, the 9th, I had two horses in my stable, and a cart standing in the street by my shop—I saw the horses safe at 9.45—at 7.45 in the morning I saw one of the horses had gone from the stable—the stable had not been broken open—they had got over the wall and opened it—it was fastened with a bar—I after
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<p>saw my horse, cart, and harness in the possession of the police at Hackney.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following witnesses were called for the defence</hi>:—</p>
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<persName id="t18830129-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830129-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-84" type="surname" value="VEASEY"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-name-84" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD VEASEY</persName> </hi>. I am a tripe dealer at 3, Chatsworth Road, Clapton Park—on Tuesday, 9th January, I had a party of friends—it was my wife's birthday—the prisoner was a guest at the party—he was in my company at 6.45, and he stopped till three or four minutes to 4 o'clock next morning—he then left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined before the Magistrate last Friday week—that was not the first time my attention was called to this night—some officers told me of it a few hours afterwards—my place is about three minutes' walk from where the prisoner lives—there were not many people at the party—my wife, her sister, the lodgers, and the prisoner—my wife is not here—she has to attend to the business—we cannot both leave together—my house is about three and a half miles from the Essex Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-85" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MICHELMORE</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 6, Pratt's Road. Clapton Park—the prisoner has lodged there three months—he was taken into custody on Wednesday, 10th January—between 4 and 5 o'clock that morning I was in bed—I awoke at 4.35—I looked at the clock, as I mostly do when I awake—it is right opposite my bed, and a lamp stands on the mantelshelf, right opposite the clock—I keep it burning all night—I saw the time when I awoke—I did not go to sleep again—I did not hear anybody come in after that time—the prisoner slept in a room at the top of the stairs—my room is the back parlour—I got up at 6.45—I heard the prisoner cough as I was lighting the fire—he came down at 8.45—he asked me the time, and I told him 8.50, when he went out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one sleeps in the room with me; it is on the ground floor, on a level with the street door—I keep the lamp burning in case the children should call; they sleep upstairs—the prisoner's room is the front room over the kitchen—I heard him cough when I was in the kitchen—the policeman Mackenzie came with another officer, and made inquiry of me after the prisoner was in custody—I told him that I did not know what time the prisoner came home, as he had his own key, and I was in bed—I don't remember saying "He comes home all hours of the night."</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-86" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CURWOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at Mrs. Michelmore's—I occupy the back room adjoining the prisoner's—I remember hearing him lighting his fire at a very early hour before daylight on the morning of the 10th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know the time; it was dark.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</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="t18830129-name-93" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GOSS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter on the Great-Western Railway, and live at Edenham Street. Kensal Green—on Sunday, 7th January, about 8 p.m., I was in the Craven public-house, Tottenham Street, Kensington—the prisoner was there when I went in—I knew her before—she came up and said "Shake hands, Mr. Goss"—I said "No"—she said "Will you have something to drink, and I will pay for it?"—I paid "No, I don't want it"—she said "You had me up before Mr. Sheil once, and you might have me up again; I don't care for Mr. Sheil or any other Magistrate"—I shifted away from her, and sat in a corner by myself, and I had not been there a minute when she came up with a tumbler with a glass foot to it in her hand, which she was drinking out of, then threw the contents in my face, and then used the rim of the glass like a hammer on my head and face and cheek, and if the people had not dragged me away I believe she would have killed me—I bled much, and was taken to the hospital—we lived in the same house, and six or seven months ago she cut my eye open with a saucer, and when she came out of Hammersmith Police-court she threatened me, and several times since—she got off then because my wife did not come up as a witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Magistrate dismissed the charge of cutting my eye open—that was six or seven months ago—she left our house after I summoned her, but I saw her very often—if I tried to shun her she came in my way—I have not charged her with taking things belonging to my wife—she gets drunk, but I can't say whether she was drunk on this night—I know no reason for her ill-will—I never gave her any provoca
<lb/>cation—I don't know why my wife did not give evidence against her at Hammersmith—I asked her several times—she said she could not leave the children, and always made some excuse—I am on very good terms with my wife—she saw the cut on my eye—the prisoner was remanded three times, and yet my wife would not go.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-94" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PINNOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 63, Southam Street, Westbourne park—I was in the Craven public-house, and saw the prisoner walk up to Goss and offer to shake hands with him—he said "No, I am going to have a pint of four-ale," picked up his pint of beer, walked across the bar with it, and sat by himself—she walked across to him, sat by his side, and drank out of his pint pot—he crossed to the other side, and she followed him, drank out of the glass which she had in her hand, and then threw the remainder in his face, rushed at him with the glass in her hand as he was sitting down, and struck him on the head several blows, and the glass broke and cut his face and head—he bled very much—she was sober—she said nothing; there was no quarrelling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If they had had a drink together I don't think it would have happened, but he refused—I was about three yards from them in the same compartment—the bar was pretty full—I am sure she struck him several blows, half a dozen, I should say—it took three blows before the glass broke—those were on top of his hat—I believe there is a dent in his hat (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I stood watching the people who were trying to pull her away—the manner in which it was done suggested that it was a joke—I do not suggest that she struck him on the cheek with the broken glass, only on the hat and head.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-95" type="given" value="BERTRAM"/>BERTRAM THORNTON</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—on 7th January, about 9 p.m., I saw Goss; he was sober—he had two cuts on his face and two on the back of his head—one was a severe cut on his cheek, three inches long, lacerated, and rather deep—the second was about an inch long outside the eye—the two wounds at the back of his head were about an inch long and not very severe—the broken edges of such a tumbler as this would inflict them—he is still being treated, and he will be permanently disfigured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a lacerated cut and too severe to have been done by the falling glass after the tumbler was broken on his head—you could scarcely have a more awful weapon at close quarters—the blow was diagonal.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman XR</hi> 30). I was called to the Craven—Goss gave the prisoner into my custody, and the landlord gave me this broken glass—the prisoner said at the station "Yes, I did give it to him, and now I have had my revenge"—she was drunk and very violent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The divisional surgeon was called to dress her hand, and he said she was drunk—she called Goss names all the way to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "All I have to say is it would have served him right if he had got it three times worse than he has for his lying old tongue."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 280). On 28th October I was on duty in Flood Street, Chelsea, and was called to the Coopers' Arms, where the prisoner was using abusive language, and was being put out by the land
<lb/>lord—he looked me down, and said "What! come again"—I knew him from having been called there to him twice before, when I persuaded him to leave quietly—when I got him outside, he said that if I interfered with him he would knock my b—y brains out, and would settle me as easy as that, snapping his fingers—he is a smith, and a very powerful man—he shoved me against the wall, using beastly language—I asked him not to use such language, and he took up this can and threw it at my head—I ducked my head, and the can went through a window—immediately I raised my head he gave me a most terriffie blow on my nose, which knocked the life and sense out of me—I did not know where I was, but I came to myself, and saw him running away—I pursued him, and he fell—I took him to the station with difficulty; he kept threatening my life all the way—I was taken to St. George's Hospital, and remained an in patient till January 2nd—I was delirious, and unable to give evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not ask me to see about some things which you had lost in the public-house—I struck you in the chest when you shoved me—you had a scar on your head from falling in the road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CAHILL</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at St. George's Hospital—on 31st October Steele was brought in suffering from a severe injury to his head—he was partially unconscious—he suffered for two days from concussion of the brain, from a blow between his eyes by a very powerful man, and after the concussion had passed he suffered from the effects of it till his discharge on January 2nd—he was delirious when he was admitted, and I think his life was in danger—he was not out of danger on Decem
<lb/>ber 13th, and he is not well yet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A similar condition might be caused by a fall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, denied striking Steele, who he said fell on top of him when he slipped on the kerb.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEELE</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>being unable to agree, were discharged without giving a verdict, and the trial was postponed to next Session.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 30
<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="t18830129-270-offence-1 t18830129-name-108"/>Elizabeth Ann Barns</persName>, and stealing two keys, four bottles of wine, and other goods, the property of Messrs. Spiers and Pond.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> Receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-109" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MADELL</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Criterion—Miss Barns is the manageress—I became manager in June, 1882—the prisoner was then one of the firemen—his duty was to have charge of the building from 12.45 till 6 a.m., when he was relieved by the day fireman—he was the sole person in the building between those hours except the young ladies who sleep in the building—he would take that duty one week, and be one week off—while he was there I have had several losses—they occurred always when he was on duty—in consequence of that I discharged him—he did not apply for a character, and I next saw him in the dock at Bow Street on 18th January—I had a report with reference to an entrance to the Criterion between 27th and 28th December—I went round the build
<lb/>ing—I found this pair of slippers with indiarubber soles—they do not belong to any of our people—a lot of silent matches were found in the body of a dress belonging to one of the still-room maids, and had burnt a hole there—I found the mark of a hammer, and the window had been prised open—this claw hammer fits the marks exactly—I tried it in Inspector Turpin's presence—I also found this label of my office thrown behind the sink—a woodcock and some pheasants were lost—the follow-day I found this other label under the cellarman's desk, and half a bottle of hock—another bottle of wine value 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. had been consumed—I also missed some old port at 47
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and a bottle of brandy—I found the key drawer had been prised with the claw hammer—the marks corresponded—there was a drawer full of keys—I also missed a box of cigars, an umbrella that a customer had left to be taken charge of, 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the cellar, and a silver watch belonging to one of our servants—one key would only open its own lock, except the master key, which would open all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> A man had been found in the theatre previously—he said he went to sleep in the gallery, but found it more comfortable in the boxes—no one could get from the still-room to the wine cellars without a key—I have not missed keys—you must have had keys—I have inquired about the slippers of all those who are employed, but not those who have left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The slippers were found in the upper still-room where the window was forced.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN JONES</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the Criterion—I knew the</p>
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<lb/>ber, about 12.40, I left the Criterion at the Jermyn Street end—I saw the prisoner at the opposite corner—I asked him how he was getting on, and passed the compliments of the day—he said he had done no work since he left—I was in his company about five minutes—he walked with me to the corner of Tichborne Street—there I left him, and saw no more of him that night—I went home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not missed any property.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 121). On 18th January the fireman called out to me, and I took the prisoner into custody at 6 a.m.—I found on him a six-chambered revolver loaded, with nine cartridges, a match-box, a pair of slippers, three keys, and a hammer in his trousers pocket—one of the keys is marked "Z 7." (
<hi rend="italic">The articles were produced.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You made no attempt to conceal the things—you made no resistance—I did not ask you to give an account of yourself when I took you to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES RICHARD"/>CHARLES RICHARD SALES</persName> </hi>. I have been employed as fireman at the Criterion about three months—the prisoner had left before I was employed—I knew him by sight—just after midnight on 27th December, when all the people had gone, I took charge of Jermyn Street gate—I made my first round at 1 a.m.—I locked the Jermyn Street gate, and put the key in the timekeeper's office box at that entrance, which is its proper place—I took the key of Mr. Madell's office upstairs, and carried that with me—after seeing all safe inside at 2 a.m. I saw that all was safe outside—I locked the back gate when I returned, and put the key in the box again—I went round again at 4 o'clock—at 5 o'clock I missed the key—I had seen it last at 2 o'clock—this is the key and the label—I had to let people in, and had to get the assistant manager's master key to let them in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> If a person got into the building he could go to the timekeeper's box and take the Jermyn Street key during my rounds—my rounds take nearly an hour, the 3 o'clock round quite an hour, because I have the water to put on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-113" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA HIGGEN</persName> </hi>. I have been employed at the Criterion three years and three months—my duty was to clean out Mr. Madell's office—I always found the key in the upper office on—28th December at 8.30 I could not find the key, and could not get in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-114" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN ALLPORT</persName> </hi>. I am employed at Vine Street Station—on Thursday, 19th January, the day after the prisoner was before the Magistrate, I was cleaning out the charge-room—I found this key in the corner behind the coal scuttle—I pointed it out to Mr. Turpin—I took it to the inspector's office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The scuttle was on the right-hand side near the door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). The prisoner was sitting in the charge-room about half an hour before the charge was taken waiting for some one to come from the Criterion—this key was handed to me, and I afterwards saw Mrs. Allport, who pointed out where she found it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The officer who had you in charge would watch you, but it is possible for you to drop a key without his noticing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-116" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a locksmith employed by Messrs. Charles Smith and Sons, of Birmingham—our firm supplied the keys to the Criterion—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It is an attempt at a master key—it would open one cellar door, or the upper manager's office.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is the key with the brass label that I left at the Criterion on 27th December—it has been altered, and is a close imitation of my master key—it will open the wine and beer cellar, the upper office, the theatre doors, and the Jermyn Street gate—I have tried it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in defence, handed in a long written statement to the effect that he left home at</hi> 3
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I only struck him once, it is quite an accident. I asked him for some flowers he had of mine, he said he knowed nothing about any bleeding flowers, and was not going to part with them. I said "You will have to part with them." He was nearly intoxicated. I was cutting the thorns off a stick. I said "Ain't you going to part?" He said "No." I got 30 yards round the corner, he kicked at me three or four times. I had a knife in my hand when I was struck back again. He held my wrist. I put the knife and hit him at the back of the neck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Witness.</hi> That is all false.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate was read, and was to the same effect as that already made.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 175). On 21st January, at 3 a.m., I was on duty in Myddelton Street, Clerkenwell—I found the cellar flap of the White Hart public-house had been moved about two inches—I turned my light on to the window—I thought I heard somebody jump over the counter—I rang the bell—I got assistance—I and the sergeant went inside—I saw the prisoners in the wine cellar—I took Davis into custody—outside he said "I have tried everything to get an honest living and failed, and I have tried this and failed also; if I had known you had been going to have me I would have jumped through the window"—I took him to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G</hi> 13). I with two other constables searched this house—I saw the prisoners in the cellar—I asked Hamblet what he was doing there—he paid "I was tight last night and did not know where to go, and I came down here out of the way"—Davis said "I concealed myself under the kitchen seat in the bar before the people went to bed"—I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> buried in the sawdust, a box of matches where the prisoners were standing, and a tallow candle con
<lb/>cealed behind some bottles.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">jemmy,</hi> and this padlock, which had been taken off the wine
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> You were not coming up St. Martin's Lane when I first saw you—the prosecutor did not say "I suppose he is one of them."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was not told it was given out that you were drowned and that your wife had married again.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The nail was still in the wall when I went.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I saw three men in front of this shop—I watched on the opposite side, under a lamp—two had their faces towards the shop door—one man walked away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know whether the door was open or shut, but the two men went in and shut the door after them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Allen's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "That instrument you call a
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The fight lasted six or seven minutes—I was sober—I had been to see a friend at Brixton—I had had a glass of ale—I only lost my spectacles—I was wearing a chain—the policeman brought the prisoner back, and said "Is this one of the men?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt the prisoner is one of the men who knocked me down.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 425). I saw the prisoner with two others knock the prosecutor down—I went towards them—the prisoner and the other two ran down Little St. Andrew's Lane—the prisoner went into Long Acre—I took him at a coffee-stall, and brought him to the prosecu
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I brought him back in about five minutes—it was about 400 yards from the fight to the coffee-stall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-156" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA LIDDYATT</persName> </hi>. My brother keeps a coffee-stall outside a public-house at the bottom of Long Acre—on 24th January, just after the public-houses closed, I went to the stall to take my brother the street-door key, and to tell him to be home early—as soon as I came opposite the public-house in St. Andrew's Street I saw a fight, a gentleman with three men; two short men and a tall man—I saw one hit the gentleman, and the gentleman hit him back, then the two hit him and punched him in the mouth, and knocked him down on his head—I called out to the tall young man, who punched him in the mouth, "Oh, you brute"—a cabman called out "Police"—they ran in the direction of Castle Street—I did not see them taking the prisoner—when they brought him I said "Oh my God, that is the wrong man"—the policeman said "Do you know him?"—I said "I would not come if I was him"—the gentleman was standing with his back to the wall, all bleeding—the policeman said he must take him down to the station—I told the policeman it was not the man—he said "You had better come too if you know the man"—the sergeant hit some woman, and I went home—I never saw the prisoner before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was looking on—they fought from one side of the pavement to the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-157" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, New Street, Covent Garden—I am a book folder at Messrs. Vine's, 3, Fetter Lane—I have worked there six years—on the night of the 24th January I was in the prisoner's company—we had been to the Royal Music Hall—we left there between 11.20 and 11.30, and came down St. Martin's lane—I left him at the coffee-stall for a while; he called for two cups of coffee—we called at a public-house and had a drink with my brother-in-law—they were closing when we left—I did not see him attack or strike any one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were at the coffee-stall just after 12.30—he was taken when I had gone round the corner—if the prosecutor said it was 1.30 he is not correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-277-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in January,</hi> 1882,
<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-160" type="given" value="BETSY"/>BETSY SMIRK</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 14, John Street North, Marylebone—I keep a grocer's shop—I was called up on 10th January by the police—I found the window broken—I missed two bottles of pickles, a bowl of tea, and a bottle of sweets—this is the bowl, and there were two bottles of pickles similar to this—I closed my shop at 11 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have known you three years—you and your mother have dealt at my shop—I thought you were well con
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-161" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HADDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 97). At 2 a.m. on 10th January I was on duty in York Street—John Street runs into it—I heard a smashing of glass—I saw the prisoner opposite Mrs. Smirk's, about seven feet from the window—I saw him go to No. 19—I went to No. 19—I went to No. 14—I heard the door of No. 19 shut—I went back—I got the assistance of another constable—I went upstairs to the top landing—I knocked at the front room door; a female answered—I asked whether a man came up there; she said there was no man there—I found the prisoner in bed, blood was on his right-hand fingers, and his thumb was cut and bleeding—I took him to the station—I went back to No. 19—I found this bowl in the front area cistern of No. 21—tea was scattered all across the road to where the bowl was and to the door of No. 19—I searched the prisoner; I found some tea in his left-hand coat pocket—I found a handkerchief with blood on it—I went up because I saw a light.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-162" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CATT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 139). I was with Hadden when the prisoner was taken into custody—I searched the premises; I found this glass of sweets in the dust-hole at the back of No. 19—a bottle of pickles was found in a large waterbutt at the back of a house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I do not know who put the things there. An hour and a quarter elapsed before the constables entered the house to see who is there. My mother could prove I was asleep, but she is ill. My thumb bled because I fell down. I have bought tea of Mrs. Smirk for three years, and always put it in my left-hand pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Lopes.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITH</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-166" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BARROW</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Barrow, a master carman—we have lived at 172, Cannon Street Road, St. George's-in-the-East, for about nine months, and occupy three rooms on the ground floor—the prisoner was our landlord—he occupied the two rooms on the first floor—on the top floor are two rooms knocked into one for a workshop which was used by the prisoner, who is a tailor—besides me and my husband Mr. Jacobs, his wife, and a little girl four years old, occupied the house—neither of us keep a servant—at 9 o'clock on the morning of Tuesday, 9th January, I went out to work, my husband had already gone—I re
<lb/>turned about five minutes past 9 o'clock in the evening, and let myself in with my key—my husband was not at home—I went into the middle room of the three, and noticed the ceiling was in flames; the fire was from the prisoner's bedroom above—I went out and gave the alarm to the police—I afterwards met my husband and returned with him, and the place was then in possession of the firemen and police—the prisoner had said several times to me about two weeks before the fire that he was slack of work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His little girl often had several little children to play with her in the house—they mostly played in the kitchen downstairs, they have played upstairs—I do not know that on this day before the fire took place the prisoner had finished 26 coats and taken them home.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). On the night of 9th January, about half-past 9 o'clock, I went to 172, Cannon Street Road—there was a crowd outside and a fire engine—I went upstairs to the first floor, where there are two rooms—the fire was then out—I examined the front room—on the floor I found 15 or 16 pieces of wood, about four or five inches apart, with a piece of tarred string placed across each of them—they extended as nearly round the round table as could be—these (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) are some of the pieces of wood—on the table were two table-cloths; one, a linen one, had been hanging down, and the part hanging down had apparently ignited and burnt to the edge of the table—about five feet from the doorway there was a hole about a foot square in the carpet and through the flooring—the wood was placed close to this hole—the carpet and floor were burnt in four or five other places—there were five or six ordinary lucifer matches on the floor—I picked up three, and my brother inspector picked up three—there was a box of similar matches on the mantelpiece—I went into the adjoining room, which you get into by going into the passage, and the other room is at the back—in that room apparently the wash-hand stand and bed had been very much</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I said "Have you the policy?"—he said "No, it is in a cash-box in the cheffonier"—I said "Will you open it?"—he said "No, I have lost the keys, I lost them about three months ago"—I asked him if the receipts were with the policy in the cheffonier—he said "Yes"—I did not notice at that time whether there was a cash-box in the cheffonier—nothing further was said—I took him into custody and to the police-station—when I said I should search him he took from his pocket a woman's gold necklet and locket—I said "How do you account for having this in your pocket?"—he said "I was going to pawn it"—he was wearing his gold watch and chain in the ordinary way—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him, and a piece of string similar to that which I found over the pieces of wood, in his outside coat pocket; it is cord—I found in his inside coat pocket insurance receipts for the last two premiums—I said "I thought you told me they were in the cash box?"—he said "I thought they were, I was not aware I had them in my possession"—they were given back to the prisoner because the Magistrate said he thought they would not be evidence—I afterwards served a notice on the prisoner to produce the policy and receipts—on the direction of the Magistrate I obtained the services of a locksmith, and had the locks of the cheffonier and cash-box picked—the policy and receipts were not there, there were one or two receipts for other things, one or two bills, no money; an envelope from the Atlas Assurance Company, 92, Cheapside,
<hi rend="largeCaps">E. C</hi>., addressed to Mr. Jacobs—I found the key of the front door on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I wrote his answers down immediately after I got to the police-station, and I made short notes on the way in some cases—I have not got my notes here; I thought it unnecessary—I have the notes which I made immediately after—I have not put down anything wrong—I may have omitted to state something—I said before the Magistrate in answer to you "The prisoner appeared to be a very excitable man;</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are some of the lucifers I found—the string tied round bundles of firewood is not so long as this string—I did not notice any knife on the table—there was one in the cheffonier—one com
<lb/>partment was open, but I did not open it at the time I went.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew nothing of the prisoner before—when I went there I did not know who lodged there, or anything about it—I made these inquiries before taking him in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). I was with Inspector Foster when the inspection was made of the prisoner's premises—I noticed the appear
<lb/>ance of fire in both rooms; they appeared separate—I found some pieces of a broken measure on the floor—I think they were parts of a wooden yard measure used by tailors—these pieces formed part of those I noticed on the floor—the prisoner said that he came back to his house that after
<lb/>noon about 5 or 5.5 at the very latest, and that he took some fruit from the front room on his return.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHALKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a fireman in charge of the Fire Brigade Station, Commercial Road East—at 9 o'clock on the 9th I received a call—I went to 172, Cannon Street—I found a number of people in the passage and on the stairs—I turned them all out except Fish—I went into the back room, and found about three feet square of the flooring burning—a great quantity of smoke and fire—the bed clothes were on fire, and some part of the furniture near the window—a hole about three feet square was burnt through to the floor beneath, down to Mrs. Barrow's room—the fire had been partially extinguished by strangers passing buckets of water from below—after it had been extinguished in the back room I went into the front room—the door had been burst open; there was very dense smoke there—I saw a number of pieces of wood lying on the carpet, and string lying on the top of the wood—it appeared to have been arranged mathematically—the two fires in the front and back rooms were quite distinct—there was no connection whatever, and no possibility of there being any.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-171" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am in the Salvage Corps—I came to the house—the fire was not quite out when I got there—I saw the two rooms, and have not the slightest doubt that there were two separate fires—I heard the prisoner say that he was insured in the Atlas Fire Office—I asked him about the policy—he said it was in the cash-box in the cheffonier, and that he had lost the key—I asked him about the receipts—he said they were in the cash-box—I said "You cannot give me the number of the policy"—then he said "I think I can," and he quoted a number from memory, I don't remember what it was—I left the premises in charge of Adams—nothing had been removed up to that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-172" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I belong to the Salvage Corps—I received charge of the premises from the last witness—I remained there until Stone took charge—no property was removed while I was there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-173" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Salvage Corps—I took charge of these premises from Walter Adams—up to that time, when Mr. Hard
<lb/>ing came to make the valuation, nothing whatever had been removed from the premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-174" type="given" value="EDWARD ERNEST"/>EDWARD ERNEST HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Toplis and Harding, auctioneers and valuers, of St. Paul's Churchyard—on 13th January I went to these premises to take an inventory on the first and second floors and the little back kitchen—the property consisted of house
<lb/>hold furniture, sundry wearing apparel, sewing machines, and tables used for the purpose of trade and general effects—there was no stock of cloth at all—supposing the company had to pay for the things 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would be a liberal estimate—they would not fetch 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at a forced sale, but insurance companies generally expect to pay liberally.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-175" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN BLISS</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer and estate agent, and am agent to the Atlas Fire Office—I produce a sheet of orders for policies from that office made by myself—I received an order from the prisoner for an insurance of 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. upon household goods, stock, and utensils, &c., at 172, Cannon Street Road—the policy was issued at Lady Day, 1879—I gave it to the prisoner, and received a premium—the subsequent pay
<lb/>ments were made at the office—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the envelope in which I delivered the policy to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-176" type="given" value="JOHN MAY"/>JOHN MAY EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk in the Atlas Fire Office—the prisoner was insured on that office—the policy was on force in Lady Day last, and is in force till next Lady Day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following witnesses were called for the defence</hi>:—</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-177" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS SAMUELS</persName> </hi>. I am a machinist, and live in Cannon Street Road—I know the prisoner—I remember the day of this fire—I was in the prisoner's house at 3 o'clock that day with my boy, and the prisoner's little girl was there—they were in the parlour, which is the front room upstairs—the prisoner had three rooms there—the children were playing when I came there—I asked my little boy what he was doing—he said "I am playing train"—he had some wood and string and a knife—I took it away from him—he also had a little whip in his hand nine or ten inches long; it was a stick and a piece of string—I saw some matches on the mantelpiece—my little boy is four years old, and prisoner's girl five—they could reach the matches by standing on a chair—the children were playing with the wood round the room—they had a few pieces in their hands, and a few pieces were lying in the room; some by the window, and some by the fender—I did not see that they were lying close together—they were about a yard and a half apart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was only in the room about ten minutes—I took my boy down in the kitchen and left him there and went to my work—there was nobody in the first-floor room when I left it—it was all right then, no signs of fire or smoke.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-178" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor and the prisoner's brother—I was at his house on the day of the fire—he was at home, I saw his little girl there in the kitchen—her father-in-law came in and my brother told us all to come upstairs in the parlour, and we went up and his wife and child—</p>
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<p>the child asked the grandfather to make her a whip and my brother went up into the workroom and brought down a yard stick about 15 or 16 inches long, and several pieces of string and a pair of scissors, and I saw the grandfather make a whip and give it to the child to play with—it was made from the yard stick—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—there are the inch measures on it yet—it is in pieces—this is the hole that was bored through, this string is what we generally use to tie our work up with when we send it to the shops—it is not tarred—I don't understand what tar is—it does not smell of tar—firewood is tied with a kind of tarred string—I never smelt tar—I went to the house about half past 1 or 2 to fetch my child from there—the children had been playing upstairs—there were three children playing there—I saw the little boy with a whip in his hand and pieces of wood were placed round—he said he was playing horses—I left the other children there and took my child home—there were some matches on the mantelpiece, I took one from there myself and went home with my child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't work for my brother, I work for myself—there was no smell of smoke and no fire in the room when I left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-179" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I live at 205, Cambridge Road, St. George's-in-the-East—I am a master tailor and father-in-law of the prisoner—I was at his house the day before the fire at half past 6—I made my little grand
<lb/>child a whip out of a piece of yard stick 15 or 16 inches long, and a piece of string that was used for tying round bundles of work like this—it has a tarry smell—these pieces of wood (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are part of the yard stick that I made the whip of—this necklet (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) I gave as a present to my daughter, it cost 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the locket I cannot value, as it did not belong to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had 26 coats which he had been working on on the Sunday—this is the book in which the work is entered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-282-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>Stealing a bale of silk the property of the
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi>—Receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Sinnett.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-187" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Messrs. Brockle
<lb/>hurst, of Macclesfield, silk manufacturers—on 19th December we had to make up a consignment of silk to Messrs. Henry and Co., of 28, Friday Street—I was employed to select the silk—I selected 12 parcels similar to the one produced—this is part of it—this is one of Messrs. Brocklehurst's tickets—the signature of one of our makers up is on it—I</p>
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<p>handed the silk to Mr. Slack and Mr. Baker—the value of the whole is 71
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-188" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM SLACK</persName> </hi>. I am a packer to Messrs. Brocklehurst and Co.—on 19th December I packed up a truss containing 12 packets like this—one of these tickets produced is put inside each packet—they are packed in brown paper and canvas outside—I marked the bale J. N. over B.8, and addressed the bale on a card which was stitched on, "A. Henry and Co., 28A, Friday Street, London"—I handed it to Dearden, a clerk, in good condition.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-189" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DEARRDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employment of Messrs. Brockle
<lb/>hurst and Co.—on 19th December I received from Slack two trusses for Messrs. Henry and Co.—the one lost weighed 1cwt. 2qrs. 22 1/2 1bs.—the value would be 71
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I weighed them and entered them in my cart book—I gave them to Hunter, the carter of the London and North-Western Railway Company, about 5.30 or 6 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-190" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUNTER</persName> </hi>. I am a carter employed by the London and North-Western Railway Company at Macclesfield—on 19th December I collected from Dearden two trusses, one of which is here—I took it to Brocklehurst, a check clerk of the company.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-191" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BROCKLEHURST</persName> </hi>. I am a checker employed by the London and North-Western Railway Company—on 19th December I received this truss of silk from Hunter—I put it into van No. 40207—that was labelled for Broad Street Station—it left on the night of 19th December for London.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-192" type="given" value="GEORGE ANTHONY"/>GEORGE ANTHONY BIANCHI</persName> </hi>. I am a checker in the employ of the London and North-Western Railway Company at Broad Street—on 20th December, at 8 a.m., I assisted in unloading No. 40207 van, which had arrived from Macclesfield—among other goods were two bales for Henry and Company, of Friday Street, to await their order—this is the invoice of the things contained in the van—one of the bales was marked J. N. over B.8—I sent them to No. 7 arch by a porter in my gang—half an hour afterwards I went to the arch and saw the bales there—that was about 8.30.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-193" type="given" value="EMANUEL"/>EMANUEL LAMBOURNE</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman employed by the London and North-Western Railway at Broad Street Station—I had charge of the bank at No. 7 arch—I saw two bales about 8.30 a.m.—they came from Maccles
<lb/>field—I believe this is one of them here—Sennett brought me an order for some sacks about 9 o'clock—I gave him some empty sacks, according to Order 28—a quarter of an hour afterwards I went where the bales had been—I only saw one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-194" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STATHER</persName> </hi>. I am a checker in the employ of the London and North-Western Railway Company at Broad Street Station—I check the bales with the delivery sheet—on 20th December I received the delivery sheet of two bales of silk—I searched for the bale J. N. over B.8—I did not find it—it should have been in No. 7 arch on the bank—the other bale was there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-195" type="given" value="PETER JAMES"/>PETER JAMES GROOM</persName> </hi>. I am chief cartage clerk at the Broad Street Station—on 20th December I booked out Sinnett at 7 a.m. with these three empty sheets and a load for the Borough, Bermondsey, Southwark, and different places on that side of the water—I gave him an order to get 27 empty sacks—he had to go to No. 7 arch for them—that was about</p>
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<p>8 a.m.—it was Sinnett's duty to examine his load with his sheets—no truss or bale was on his sheets—Fowler was his van boy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. Complaint is made to me in the first place—none have been made of Fowler to my knowledge—I know Winch, a carman—he has not complained of Fowler's pilfering.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-196" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FOWLER</persName> </hi>. On 20th December I was Sinnett's van boy—I came on duty about 7 a.m.—horses were put into van No. 8 at Broad Street, and the van was loaded with empties—Sinnett left, saying he was going to get his vouchers—he returned in a few minutes—no truss or bale was then on the van—then he said he had to get some sacks, and told me to take the van to the other yard, to No. 7 arch—he walked across the bank—I saw him there with some sacks—I remained a few minutes—the sacks were put on the van—when we got to the gate Sinnett got up and drove, and I got up behind—that was about 9 a.m.—I then noticed a bale that was not there before—we went over London Bridge, Sinnett driving, through Tooley Street, and into Nelson Street—I saw Sinnett nod to Hadlow in Nelson Street—Hadlow was standing still—Sinnett stopped and got down and talked to him, and sent me to see where Gibbs's ware-house was—we had three empty casks to deliver at Gibbs's—it was three or four minutes' walk—I was away about 10 minutes—when I came back Hadlow had gone—Sinnett was standing on the pavement—I did not see the bale then—I said "Where is that bale, mate?"—he made no reply—I did not see him the next day nor the next, but the next I was again his van boy—he said "I had a bale the other day. I gave it to a man to sell for me. He has got collared, but I do not think he will say who gave it to him, and we won't get anything out of that"—he said "Do you know what was in it?"—I said "No"—he said it was skeins of silk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hadlow.</hi> Sinnett got down at the Long Lane end of Nelson Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I have been five months in the company's service—I know Lynch, a carman—I have been out with him and one other—my first mate, Peeston, spoke to me about some rosettes—we were in the Chatham and Dover yard one day when a boy came up and said some rosettes were his, and I said they were not—Peeston said "Did you take them?" and I said "No, I bought them off a Chatham and Dover boy"—I have not been complained of—the company never have brass—I was not told to be careful in what I was doing, or I would get the
<hi rend="italic">sack</hi>—I am not responsible for the van while it is in the yard—I did not complain of Sinnett's conversation till we were stopped on a Monday by an officer of the company—I was told it was about something I had had taken out of my pocket, and the officers wanted to know the particulars; and when I got up they began about the silk—Sinnett had said to me "Don't say anything about it"—I said "I shall say nothing till they call me up about it. If they have me up I shall be bound to tell the truth"—I went to the company's solicitors and made a statement—it was read over to me, and I came to the police-court—the only other complaint of me was when I went from one of the wharves to my dinner—he said "If you go away again I shall report you"—I did not leave his van with
<lb/>out his permission—he has not complained of my doing so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I recognised Hadlow at the Guildhall.</p>
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<p>carrying on business at 19, Staple Street, Long Lane, Bermondsey—I have known Hadlow for some time—on 20th December he came to my father's warehouse between 11 and 12 mid-day—he said "Can I leave a bale of flax here?" or "Can I leave a bale here?"—I said "Yes, as long as it is not in our way"—I said "Where is it?"—he said "I will go and fetch it," and he went away—I saw the bale there on Friday, the 22nd—one evening Hadlow came about 5 o'clock and said he had come for the bag of flax that he had left there—I said "Where is it?"—he said "I will show you where it is; I brought it in," and he walked to the far end of the warehouse where it was—when he had brought the bale up he asked me if I had a cart I could let him have to take it away—I said "No; Harry Shaw lets carts over the road; he will let you have one"—he said "You know Shaw better than I; will you go?"—I said "I do not mind," and I went—he gave me half a sovereign to go over and get the cart—I went over and hired a cart for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave the remaining 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to Hadlow—the cart came round—Hadlow cut the bale open—I saw them packing it in papers; I could not see the contents, they were all wrapped up—I saw him placing them in the cart—he went away with the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hadlow.</hi> I did not see you bring the bale—I swear you gave me half a sovereign, and that you are the man who took the bale away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I became acquainted with Hadlow last summer—I have seen him passing up and down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-198" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MAYGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am a silk merchant at 20, Jewin Crescent—on 22nd January King called at my warehouse about 4 p.m.—he said he had been to my branch warehouse in the Bethnal Green Road the previous day—he brought in his hand this sample of silk—he said it was about 1cwt., but it turned out to be more—he wanted to sell it—I said I could buy it at a price, and being a different kind of man from those I usually buy from I said "Is it all right?" he said "Yes"—I said "What are you?" he said "A general dealer"—he did not seem to know much about silk—he asked what would I give for it—I said I would buy it at half a crown a pound—I said "I shall require an expla
<lb/>nation as to how you came by it and an invoice of it"—I said again "Is it all right? If not, for your own sake and mine, do not bring it here"—he said "It is all right, I am a general dealer; when shall I bring it?" I said "Either before 6 this evening or half-past 9 in the morning"—he hesitated a moment about accepting the price—I said "You will have to decide whether you accept the price now, as I never alter my offers, and you must leave me the sample"—he accepted the price, and left this sample—the proper value was 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound—in consequence of his accepting a price so much below its value I commu
<lb/>nicated with Sergeant Mitchell at No. 2, Old Jewry—Mitchell secreted himself in the warehouse, and remained till King came about 6 p.m.—I went forward and received it, and sent my young man, Shearer, to the door—Mitchell came up and questioned King about it—there were 12 parcels like the one produced—after the conversation King was taken into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> I said at the police-court, and it has been left out of the depositions, that it was an unusual class of silk and inferior, and a stranger would not know the value of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-199" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SHEARER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Maygrove at 29, Jewin Crescent—en 22nd December, about 6 p.m., a cart came to the ware-house—by Mr. Maygrove's directions I went to the cart—Hadlow was in the cart handing down a bundle to King, who was out of the cart—I then went indoors—I saw the parcels brought into the warehouse—I received them from King—by Mitchell's direction I went for a constable, and went into the warehouse with him—Hadlow was outside at the horse's head—in two or three minutes we came out—Hadlow was not there—the horse and cart were still there—we were not able to find him that day—he could see the constable go in distinctly—on 3rd January I was taken to the police-office at Old Jewry and picked out Hadlow from a number of persons as the man who was there with the cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hadlow.</hi> King brought one bundle in at a time—you were not placed with short men, but with men about your own size, at the Guildhall.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>) On 22nd December I was fetched from the Old Jewry by Mr. Maygrove—I went to the warehouse and concealed myself—about 6 p.m. the prisoner King came in—after the silk had been brought in as Mr. Maygrove has described I said to King "I am a police-officer; I want to know where you got this silk from?" he said "On Wednesday, 14th December, I bought it of a man, George Jarvis, a general dealer, who lives at 24, Pear Street, New Cut, Lambeth"—I said "What did you pay for it?" he said "4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I said "Have you any invoice or paper to show that you paid that amount for it?" he said "Yes, it is at my home"—I said "What is your name?" he said "Lewis King, I live at 5, Staple Street, Long Lane, Bermondsey, in the top room"—I said "Your account is not a satisfactory one, and I shall charge you with the unlawful possession of this silk"—I took him to Moor Lane Police-station—I said at the station "You brought this silk with a cart and horse to Jewin Crescent, you were accompanied by another man;" he said "Yes, I decline to say who he is or where he lives, but the cart belongs to Mr. Shaw, of Staple Street, Bermondsey"—he was then charged, and gave the address, 20, Mason Street, Long Lane, Bermondsey, which is the address of his father, but he does not reside there himself—I inquired, but found no Pear Street; there is a Pear Tree Street, but no such a person is known there—the address of 5, Staple Street is a wrong one; he is not known there—I went there—the cart was sent back to Mr. Shaw, but he had lent it to Mr. Robinson—each parcel contains a small ticket like this one, which we found in the centre of this one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> I have since found out you are residing at 205, Weston Street, in the name of Rose—you are not known there as King.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant M</hi>). From a description given to me by Mitchell I went on 3rd January to 2, Margaret's Court, High Street, Borough—I found Hadlow in bed about 9 a.m.—I said "I am a detective sergeant of police, and I am going to take you into custody on suspicion of being concerned with Lewis King, who is on remand at Guildhall Police-court, for stealing on 20th December a quantity of silk from Bishopsgate Railway Station. It is alleged that you went to a man named Shaw, hired a cant for Mr. Robinson, and went with King to the warehouse, and while King went into the warehouse you made</p>
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<p>your escape"—he said "I shall deny the charge"—I then made him dress and conveyed him to the detective office and placed him in Mitchell's hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hadlow.</hi> Mitchell described you, and told me he had the other man in custody, and that was enough for me—I said I would get you, and I have got you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SINNETT</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KING</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SINNETT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to convictions of felony, King in March,</hi> 1874,
<hi rend="italic">at Newington and Sinnett at this Court in September,</hi> 1878.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830129-283-offence-1 t18830129-name-204"/>Daniel Bowen</persName>, and stealing a florin and twopence, his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BASSETT HOPKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-205" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I am a bookbinder, and live at Nursery Grounds, Hertford Street, Stepney—on 23rd January, at 12.30, I was turning from Stepney Street into Lady Lake's Grove, on my way home—I was sober—I saw the prisoners with two women—I was hustled against the wall by the prisoners—Shannon attacked me first in my left side—my pockets were searched, I was knocked down, and jumped upon—I called out "Murder" and "Police," and very shortly the police came—I had a florin and twopence in my pockets—when I recovered it was gone—I had a black eye, and I was hurt where I had kicks across the forehead and on my chin—I have not been the same since—my finger was bitten while I was on the ground—I gave the prisoners into custody; the other two were not there—I did not say anything about my money at first, I was too excited, and when I got to the station I was bleeding in my forehead—I have been back to work, but have had to take lighter work three days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murrell.</hi> You did not bring a constable; a female brought the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shannon.</hi> You were the first to strike me—I covered my head when I was on the ground—you were on the pavement when the policeman came up, and I recognised you both, and I charged you—I did not say I had lost any money till the next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-206" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MARSHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 305). On the morning of 23rd January I was in Sydney Street—I heard cries of "Police!" and "Murder!"—I went into the Mile End Road—I met another constable—then Ann Lowman came up and spoke to me, in consequence of which I went to Lady Lake's Grove—I saw the prosecutor with his face covered with mud, very much knocked about, and bleeding from the nose and on the forehead, and cut about, and one of his eyes was black and covered in mud—Shannon said to him "You say I knocked you about; you are a b—liar; I never touched you"—I heard him charge her with having knocked him about, and he said he would give Shannon into custody for assaulting him—she said "You bleeding f—liar, I never done no such thing"—Murrell said "Let the woman alone; she has done nothing," and he came up from the crowd—upon that the prosecutor said "That is one of them; that is the man that assaulted me"—I took him by the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>—the prosecutor and the prisoners were quite sober—Shannon was very violent—she struck me two or three blows in the face, and scratched me in the face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shannon.</hi> I did not say "I will give you something for this, my lady"—I did not catch hold of your hair and pull it—I did not punch you in the back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 282). In consequence of a commu
<lb/>nicatioin from Marshall I went to Lady Lake's Grove—I found Marshall had hold of the prisoners—the prosecutor came forward and said of Murrell "I charge this man with assaulting me"—I said "Are you sure it is the man?"—the prosecutor said "Yes; see how he has torn my coat trying to get at my pockets"—he opened his coat and showed me—I took hold of Murrell, and told him I should take him into custody—Murrell said "Blind my eyes, I have done nothing"—he was very violent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-208" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SCRIVEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 279); I was stationed at Arbour Square on 23rd January, when the prisoners were brought in and charged with assaulting the prosecutor—on taking Murrell to the cell Shannon, who was in front, said "You f—, you have got me in a b—fine mess"—I said "Hold your tongue"—she turned round and spat in my face, and said "That for you"—I took her back, and charged her with assault and spitting—she also said on being charged with Murrell "The innocent are suffering for the guilty; I did not have any money"—I made a note of the statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Shannon.</hi> I did not at the cell say "You will catch it to-morrow"—I did not go to the did not put you in the cell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-209" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COSTIGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Grove Place, Sydney Street, Mile End—on 23rd January I saw Bowen coming down Sydney Street between 12 and 1 o'clock—I saw Shannon and two other females go up and strike him and knock him against the wall—I saw one use a stick to his head—I saw Murrell run up and kick him—I saw him kick the three women, and then run away, and when he came back he was kicking them about the shin, and they were kicking him—I saw Murrell run away, and the prosecutor run at him—that was before the prosecutor was assaulted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-name-210" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN LOWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 13, Lady Lake's Grove, Mile End—on 23rd January my attention was attracted by a noise—I looked out, and saw three females and the prosecutor fighting the prisoner—I went to the police, just a-top—I made a communication to Marshall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Murrell said</hi>: "I was coming down Lady Lake's Grove. Two girls stopped me, and asked me if I had any money. I said 'No.' They said 'Oh, yes, you have. You have a feel to see if you have any money.' I went to walk away, when one of them up with her fist and hit me. As soon as I turned round again the other one made a strike against me. I ran away, and went after these two constables. I told them that I was knocked down. All my hand was bleeding. They asked me what I did down that way. I said 'To see my mate a little way home.' They said Could not you go some other turning without going down there at this time of the morning?' I said 'I went round here for the nearest way to get home quick.' 282 said 'Your excuse is very good. Could not you go round the Whitechapel Road?' They have made a mistake in taking me. It was me that first went after the policeman. That good lady, Mrs.</p>
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<p>Lowman, came up afterward? and said 'Oh, my God, there is a man being killed.' With that both ran down, and I followed behind. As soon as I got down this constable, Kingsley, says 'Here's one of them.' I said 'Oh, you have made a mistake.' He said 'No, I ain't; come on.' He then took me down to the station. He hit me three or four times in the mouth. The other policeman put his foot behind me, and I stumbled. I did not fall. He says 'We will take you to a place where they will question you?"
<hi rend="italic">Shannon said:</hi> "I went up the back of the grove to see a young woman that had some things belonging to me, and she was not in, and as I was coming back I met two young women. These two young women told me she had gone to Whitechapel; they asked me to have a drink. I said I would not, as I wanted to get home. I said 'Oh, Mrs. Lowmans, I sup
<lb/>pose you saw the two women beating the man.' I had a drop of drink. I ran across to see what it was. I was not in the row at all. I know I lost my shawl, two women ran away with it. I did not know the two women at all. I did not have the power to beat anybody; the man took me for the victim; after he was beat, he took me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">In defence Murrell repeated his statement, and added that he went to see his mate home, he told the constable that he was knocked about, and they said "Your tale is very good; you are joking." Shannon said</hi>: "If I had been one of the women I would not have stopped for a policeman to take hold of me."</p>
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<interp inst="t18830129-283-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-283-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">MURRELL</hi>† *—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18830129-283-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18830129-283-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-283-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-283-18830129 t18830129-283-punishment-30"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs>, and
<rs id="t18830129-283-punishment-31" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18830129-283-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-283-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-283-18830129 t18830129-283-punishment-31"/> Twenty Strokes with the Cat</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHANNON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18830129-283-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18830129-283-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18830129-283-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-283-18830129 t18830129-283-punishment-32"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour</rs>.</hi> </p