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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, March 19th, 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="t18830319-name-1" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES DAY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-3" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi> </persName>, Knt., F.R.G.S., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830319-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="t18830319-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Esq., F. S. A.,
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830319-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="t18830319-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 Ter
<lb/>miner, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNIGHT, MAYOR. FIFTH 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, March</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Pall Mall Gazette</hi> as cart inspector—about 12 or 1 o'clock on Sunday morning, 28th February, I was going home alone the Barnsbury Road—as I came to the corner of Chapel Street I noticed five or six men, amongst them the prisoner—I had seen him as I went to business night and morning—I did not speak to them—I had got about two yards from the kerb, just in front of the public-house, when I felt a blow at the heel of my boot, which brought me to the ground on my back with my face upwards—I should think there were fire on me at that time—the prisoner held me down on the left hand side and stooped over me—I felt some hand in my right-hand pocket, and I put my hand in my pocket and felt my watch go—there was 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. as near as I can say in sliver in my right-hand pocket—that was gone—I called out "Police!" and all the men but the prisoner had run away—when I got up I found my watch, chain, and money gone—the prisoner used very bad language to me—I said I should detain him—he said "All right," he should not run away—a policeman came up within a few minutes—I gave him in charge—the violence hurt my back very badly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I was not standing in front of the public-house talking to anybody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 147). I was on duty in the neighbourhood of Barnsbury Road on this 28th of February at about 12.20—I heard somebody calling out "Police!" and I made my way there—I saw the Prosecutor and the prisoner and another man just against the lamp-post—as I approached I heard the prisoner say "Here is a policeman; if you</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-21" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ROSSI</persName> </hi>. I am manageress of the "Paris in Europe" Hotel, Leicester Square—on 27th February, about 9 o'clock in the evening, the prisoner came to the bar and called for a glass of bitter, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered a florin in payment—I discovered it was a bad one—I told the porter, who was standing at the counter, to fetch a policeman—the prisoner could hear me—the porter went out—the prisoner said "Don't do that; I will pay you," and he put down 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and ran out, leaving his ale on the counter—the waiter broke the florin—I found these two pieces (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—afterwards the policeman brought a man to the "Paris in Europe" for me to identify—he was not the man, and next day I was taken to Vine Street Police-station, and picked the prisoner out from five others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. The young man who was brought back for me to identify was in the shop with you at the time—I spoke to the waiter in English, and told him to stop you—he did not under
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Antoine Janch went for the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). On the afternoon of 28th February I was in plain clothes—I saw the prisoner in Trafalgar Square about 1.15—I told him I should take him into custody on suspicion of having uttered a counterfeit florin at the Paris in Europe Hotel, Leicester Square—he said "You have made a mistake this time"—I took him to the station—on the way he repeated several times what he had stated—at the station he placed himself among five others, and Mrs. Rossi clearly identified him at once—previous to her coming to the station he asked me to allow him to have one of the other men's greatcoats—I would not do so—he then changed his blue-and-black scarf for a white one—when charged he said "I admit I am the man who passed the coin to the lady"—Mrs. Rossi was there at the time—I searched him and found 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—these two florins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that a man had been asking him for three or four days to pass bad money, until at last circumstances compelled him to do so</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a former conviction for uttering counterfeit coin in November</hi>, 1881.—
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<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). About half-past 6 on the evening of 23rd February I was in Piccadilly, in front of the Criterion, with Constable Morley—I saw the prisoner there with five or six others—he walked some way from them, and I walked up and told him I should take him into custody on suspicion of having counterfeit coin on him—I knew the others to be a gang of coiners—he said "All right," and I saw him put a paper packet into his right-hand trousers pocket—I can
<lb/>not say if he had received it from the others or not—the others hastened down the Haymarket—Morley followed them—on the way to the station the prisoner made three or four attempts to get at his right-hand trousers pocket, but I had his wrist and prevented him—I searched him at the station, and in his pocket found nine half-crowns, each wrapped up separately in tissue paper—I told him he would be charged with having these counterfeit coins; he said "I picked them up in the Strand"—afterwards he said "You must have dropped them on the floor, and put them in my pocket or something."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman B</hi>). I was with New—I saw the prisoner with four or five others; I knew them all—the others ran away, and I ran after them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to Her Majesty's Mint—these nine half-crowns are all bad—I should not think they had been in circulation.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of larceny in May</hi>, 1876.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CALVERT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-29" type="surname" value="NEW"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS NEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). On 28th February I was in company with Morley—I saw the prisoner outside the Marlborough Street Police-court in the afternoon after another counterfeit coin case had been heard—I followed him to Westminster, and then to the New Cut, and thence to Seven Dials—I lost sight of the gang there—I saw to prisoner again at night walking about alone outside the Burlington in Regent Street—I and Morley crossed the road—we caught hold of him, and Morley told him he should take him into custody, and he threw us both down to the ground—while struggling the prisoner put his hand into his left-hand coat pocket, drew out a packet, end threw it into the road-Morley was holding him at the time—I went into the road, picked up this packet (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), opened it, and found it contained five bad florins, each wrapped separately in paper; there are the marks on the paper now-after the prisoner was charged he said "I did not have them in my pocket. I came from the Elephant and Castle with another man to earn a few
<hi rend="italic">bob</hi>"—the other men were a gang of coiners; I know most of them—Stone and Ashton, who have just been convicted, were there—there were several others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I lost sight of them in the Seven Dials and when they went into public-houses—I lost sight of the prisoner for two or three hours before I saw him again in the evening; he was alone then—I waited some 10 minutes before I went over to him—I first saw them about 2—they went into many houses at Westminster—they got to Seven Dials about 8 o'clock, I think—I was watching them continuously from 4 to 8—when we took him in Regent Street we all three struggled and fell to the ground—I had hold of his left arm—he put his hand into his pocket—I said at the police-court that when he was charged he said "I did not have them in my pocket, I came over from the Elephant and Castle with another man to earn a few
<hi rend="italic">bob</hi>"—I am wrong, that was in another case, what the prisoner said was "I was only trying to make a few pence up here."</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-30" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MORLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman B</hi>). I was with the last witness—what he has said is true—I tried to take the prisoner into custody; he put up his foot, and we all three fell to the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I and New were working together—between 4 and 8 the prisoner went into the Angel in Great Chapel Street, and several houses—we were patrolling Regent Street afterwards, when we saw him outside the Burlington waiting—I closed with him, he put out his foot, and I fell on the ground—New fell on the top—he threw something away with his left hand from his left-hand pocket—I had hold of his right hand—it was done just in the moment of falling down; we were struggling—there were people about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-31" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-31" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five florins are all bad—it is the custom of coiners to wrap coins up in paper to prevent them from rubbing, and they take them out one at a time and rub the black off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-32" type="surname" value="WOOLDRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOOLDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I live at Mint Street, Borough—on 28th February I was living at Anne Street, Blackfriars Road—I was in the house the whole of the day—the prisoner was there with me—he got upstairs about 1 o'clock in the morning; he washed himself, and left about 8 or half-past—I saw him at 2, from 2 till 8.30—he was in the kitchen the whole of the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-33" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL DONOGHUE</persName> </hi>. I live at Union Street, at Levy's lodging-house—on 28th February I was there from 6 till 8 o'clock in the evening—the prisoner was there during the whole of that time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830319-392-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy on account of his youth</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-392-18830319 t18830319-392-punishment-3"/>Six Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT PALMER</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830319-393-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering a warrant for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COWIE</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-35" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-35" type="given" value="HARRIET LOUISA"/>HARRIET LOUISA GOODMAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at the post-office 407, West Strand—on 6th February this requisition for a money order was presented to me—I saw it filled up by the prisoner—I altered the name of the office. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Money order required 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. Payable at 224, Post-office, York Road, Lambeth, Westminster Bridge Road, to Arthur O'Leara, sent by R. St. James, 46, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall.) I made out this money order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and handed it to the</p>
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<p>prisoner—there were then only the lines in the pounds column, signifying there were no pounds—that appears now as a "4"—the word "four" has also been written in underneath—I next saw the prisoner on the Saturday week or fortnight at Bow Street Police-court—I picked him out from a number of other men and identified him as the man who had presented the requisition to me—I forwarded this letter of advice (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the usual way to the Post-office at the Westminster Bridge Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a portmanteau maker, at 49, Waterloo Road—the prisoner came into my shop on the afternoon of 13th February and bought a portmanteau for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said he had a post-office order, but it was too late to get it cashed, and would I take it—this is the order, it purported to be for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he also wanted a little cash to go with till the morning—I let him have 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he signed this "Alfred O'Leara" in my presence—he said I was to leave the balance at 66, York Road; he did not mention any name; and if he was not at home he would call on me for it—no such person was known there—he did not call for the balance—I went to the post-office at Westminster Bridge Road and found it was a forgery, and then communicated with the police—I had done business with the prisoner before—I saw him again in about three weeks, about 2nd or 3rd March—he sent a man to my shop to say a gentleman wanted to see me—I went and saw the prisoner on the pavement—he told me that he was very sorry for what he had done, and he offered me the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and also to return the portmanteau; he understood there was a warrant out for him, and asked me if that was so—in the meantime I communicated with the police and gave him in charge—the police have since brought the portmanteau to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-37" type="surname" value="MACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-37" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MACEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant L</hi>). I received information from Mr. Miller on 14th February, and on 2nd March I saw the prisoner in custody at the police-station at Kennington Road—I told him he would be charged with forging and uttering a post-office order for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Mr. Miller, Waterloo Road, on 13th of last month—he made a state
<lb/>ment which I took down in writing—when charged he said "I did not forge the order, but when the order came to me by post it was for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I received it from a friend named St. James "(that is the name of the sender on the requisition)" for a gold watch he had from me. I do not know where he lives"—he told me that he was a barman in Smithfield—I searched him and found on him a number of letters, and upon those letters an address 5, Tennyson Street, York Road—I went there and found he was living there in the top floor front room in the name of Monte—I found a portmanteau there, which I showed to Mr. Miller, who identified it—it is about a half or three-quarters of a mile from the West Strand Post-office to Westminster Bridge Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-38" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-38" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am attached to the Missing Letter Department of the Post-office—on 15th February I saw the prisoner in the presence of Macey, who has given a correct account—on that occasion he gave the name and address of Robert Palmer, 52, York Road, Lambeth—I had the money order in my possession, and I showed it to him—I told him who I was and said that it was taken out for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and since altered to 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; that the handwriting of O'Leara in the order corresponded with that of the requisition form—these letters found by the officer in his pocket have been compared with the other</p>
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<p>handwriting—they are signed Mr. R. Palmer, care of Mr. Monte—I said "This is signed O'Leara," referring to the order—he said "That is my professional name; I sometimes go by that name; I am an acrobat"—I told him what the charge was—he did not say anything—he admitted that these letters were in his handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-39" type="surname" value="KEITH"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman L</hi> 223). The prisoner was given into my custody on the afternoon of 2nd March by Mr. Miller—he said "Have you got the other man, he is as guilty as me? I got the post-office order from a man named St. James for a watch I sold him last July for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he said at the station "I am very sorry for what I have done. I have acted very foolishly after the chance I have had, as I only got three months for what I did."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830319-393-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-393-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in October</hi>, 1882,
<hi rend="italic">at Lewes</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-393-18830319 t18830319-393-punishment-4"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE HARRIS</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830319-394-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-394-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-41" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-41" type="given" value="CHARLES SIDNEY"/>CHARLES SIDNEY LEE</persName> </hi>. I am a hosier, ox 29, Strand—on Saturday night, 24th February, Heard came into my shop—I gave her a hand
<lb/>kerchief and received a bad half-crown from her—the price of the hand
<lb/>kerchief was 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change—I remarked that the half-crown was bad, and gave her the change that I might see who her confederate was—I saw her in Savoy Street, returned to my shop, went out again from my shop, and saw her speaking to Harris—I called a constable and gave both of them into custody—I identify this bad half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) given me by Heard—I gave it to the constable—Harris threw away an old glove and a phial; I picked up the phial but not the old glove, as I did not believe it belonged to her—I saw the phial shown to the prisoner by the inspector—she said it belonged to her, and was medicine for a cold she had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I placed the bad half-crown Heard gave me on the desk and followed her—the phial was found opposite the principal entrance to the Lyceum in Wellington Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-42" type="surname" value="GARWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-42" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS GARWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 244). About 10.30 on the night of Feb. 24 I was called by last witness to take the prisoners into custody—they were standing talking—I took them both—I asked whether they had been to Mr. Lee's shop, and they laughed; they made no reply—I took them away—we went by Wellington Street—opposite the Lyceum I thought I heard them drop something, I looked round but saw nothing—afterwards there was a phial found there—the female searcher searched them at the station—I saw Heard give up a handkerchief—the female searcher gave me two handkerchiefs and also a shilling and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, good money—the phial is broken—Gosland pointed out a place to me about 5 yards from where I took the prisoners into custody—I produce four counterfeit half-crowns given me by Hastill—Mr. Lee gave me a bad half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-43" type="surname" value="GOSLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOSLAND</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Stanhope Street, Clare Market, and am a porter in Covent Garden Market—at ten minutes past 7 on the morn
<lb/>ing of 25th February I was in the Strand near the corner of Wellington Street—about three paces from the corner where the 'busses stop in the Strand I found four bad half-crowns in this old kid glove (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—three were wrapped in tissue paper—I put them back again and took them up</p>
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<p>to Bow Street and handed them to the sergeant No.10—I pointed out to Garwood the spot where I picked them up—I can swear to one half-crown because I bit it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was on the left-hand side of Wellington Street going up, the same side as the theatre—I swear this is the glove I picked up, I opened it and looked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-44" type="surname" value="TILLESLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-44" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY TILLESLEY</persName> </hi>. At a quarter past 7 on 25th February the last witness brought me four half-crowns in an old glove—I sealed them up and put them on the mantelshelf.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-45" type="surname" value="HASTILL"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-45" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HASTILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector E</hi>). I gave a sealed packet to Garwood containing this glove and these pieces.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-46" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-46" type="surname" value="CURTIS"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-46" type="given" value="THEODOCIA"/>THEODOCIA CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I am a female searcher at Bow Street Police-station—I searched the prisoner on 24th February—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers—there was powder on the shilling, she had a great deal of powder in her pocket—the shilling is a new one—I also found two new pocket-handkerchiefs, each in a separate parcel—I gave them and the money to Garwood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-47" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four half-crowns found in the glove and the one passed to Mr. Lee are all bad—the one passed to Mr. Lee is from the same mould as one of the four—the shilling is good—the moulds are made of plaster-of-paris—there is some plaster on one of the half-crowns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-48" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-48" type="given" value="CHARLES SIDNEY"/>CHARLES SIDNEY LEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Neither of these handkerchiefs was bought at my shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-49" type="surname" value="GARWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-49" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS GARWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This other handkerchief was found on Heard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-50" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-50" type="given" value="CHARLES SIDNEY"/>CHARLES SIDNEY LEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is the handkerchief I sold to Heard on the 24th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her defence stated that she was not in the shop and had nothing to do with the prisoner Heard</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830319-394-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction for a like offence in June</hi>, 1882.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">The witnesses repeated the evidence which they had given in the former case</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>*
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830319-399-offence-1 t18830319-name-59"/>Sir Julian Goldsmidt</persName>, knowing it to have been stolen.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I was not in the bar-parlour when you came in—I did not jump out at my top window and injure my hand some months ago—this mark on my hand was made by the bursting of a ginger-beer bottle—my wife and barman have not had to put me under restraint in my bar-parlour on many occasions—I have seen you twice in my house, and was then cautioned to be very careful in case you tendered bad money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">four-half</hi> and half a quartern of gin, which came to 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I thought it was bad, and gave it to my husband, who tried it in the tester, found it bad, and returned it to me—the prisoner said, "I want my change"—I said, "Well, you cannot expect to get change, you know what you have given me"—he tried to snatch it from my hand, reaching over the counter—he was given in charge with the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not put the coin in the till, but I put it in the tester.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-63" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK GRACE</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">fly</hi>"—I took him to the station and said, "What is your name?"—he said, "I have no name"—I said, "What is your address?"—he said, "I have no address"—I knew him as Thomas Conelly in 1877—he gave the name of Edwards while under remand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not give that name at the station or at the police-court in my hearing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—this half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi>). On 3rd March, about 2 p.m., I was in Oxford Street, and saw the prisoner walking backwards and forwards opposite the Oxford Music Hall—I watched him a quarter of an hour and then told him I should take him in custody for loitering and on suspicion of having counterfeit coin in his possession—he said. "I have got nothing"—he said, going to the station, "I may as well tell you the truth, I have got some bad money in my pocket; I came over this morning from the Elephant and Castle with another man to try and earn a few
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<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). I was with Morley—I have heard what he has said; it is correct—I was present when he made the statement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These six florins are bad—they are laid separately between paper to keep them from rubbing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was that a man asked him to go with him, and said, "Take this quick, I am going to the Oxford," and gave him the parcel</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-70" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WILDES</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—he always works hard when he can get it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has never been in trouble; ho never had 14 days—the only time he was away from me he was in the Militia at Aldershot and Kingston—I did not tell that gentleman that he had had 14 days—he asked me if he had done three months' imprisonment from Lambeth, and I said, "Never in his life."</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILDES</persName> </hi>. I am a journeyman smith and the prisoner's father—he has been unemployed six months, but he worked 15 years in Great Suffolk Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He lives with me—he has never been in trouble to my knowledge, and he has never been away from home except when he was at Kingston and Aldershot in the Militia—he was away four or five months then—that was about 12 months ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in Reply</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have heard what Mrs. Wilde has said; it is not true—I went and saw her after I had him in custody, and said, "I believe your son has done three months"—she said, "No, he has only done 14 days"—I said, "Where?"—she said, "At South
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a counterfeit sovereign, but said nothing—I showed it to Mr. Wissen—while waiting for a constable the prisoner said, "If you give me the coin back I will give you another one for it," but I did not—on the previous day the woman who was with him and another woman tendered this counterfeit sovereign (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for some liquor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman HR</hi> 43). On 21st February I was called to the Masons' Arms and took the prisoner—I had the medal in my hand, and said, "You will be charged with attempting to pass a bad sovereign"—he said "All right, I did try to pass it, but I did not know but it was a good one"—going to the station, I said, "Where did you get it from?" he said "At the Rodney on Saturday night for wages"—that is a music
<lb/>hall—I said "Do you mean to say you have had it in your possession since Saturday night and did not know it was a bad one?" this was Tuesday morning—he said "I have done wrong; I picked it up in a purse in a dressing-room, and it was a trap laid for me"—just before we got to the station he said, "It is the first time I ever attempted to do such a thing."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On the morning of 21st February I went to the Masons' Arms, and Mr. Donovan gave me this medal passed by the woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are Hanoverian medals—they are made of mixed metal, lighter than a sovereign, and of less value—they are not worth a farthing—they are used for whist markers—one is dated 1837, and the other 1874, that has a plain edge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and a Hanoverian medal—I asked a young man the date of it, and he said "1837"—I have not looked at it myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a comedian, performing with the prisoner at the Rodney—I left my purse in my trousers pocket on the floor, and did not miss it till the Sunday morning—I heard that a young man was locked up for uttering a Hanoverian medal, and I knew that I had one in my purse—I have not got the 3
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the prisoner's father did not come to me about it; I went to him because I was not content to let the money go—I told his father I should take proceedings against him—he did not pay me, and I have not got the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-81" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father—I work on a telegraph line—he works on the same line as I do, and fills up his time as a comedian—he has always been honest; I never knew him in trouble—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not aware that he stole this purse; he found it—I have returned part of the money—he has a very clever performing dog, and he told me to sell that and pay the money—Harris came and said that he wanted his money back, and I said that he should have it—I know that he has said that he has not had it, but he was a little bit flurried; he has had a sovereign—I have had a glass with him this morning, but no conversation on the case—I also saw him on the Monday week after he lost the purse, and that was not the first I heard of it, because his brother came and told me he was locked up—I did not know that my son had taken the purse till the Thursday after, when the land
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on the following Monday Thomas Harris came to me about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the prisoner</hi>. When I went to see you in the House of Detention you said that you found the purse in the Rodney dressing-room, and you had heard from the policeman that it belonged to Thomas Harris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I had not any more money—I thought it was a sovereign and put it on the counter—I was so excited when they said it was bad that I said "Give it to me back," and I felt in my pocket and found sixpence, and paid with that—afterward I contradicted myself and said that I found it in the purse—I did not know it was bad—I did not give it with an intention to defraud anybody—it is not likely that I should utter bad money when I had started that day at 31
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-83" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCARBOROUGH</persName> </hi>. I assist James Watson, a hairdresser, of 2, St. Paul's Alley—on 6th February I served the prisoner with a cake of soap, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—Mr. Watson picked it up and tried it, and it bent—I gave him in charge with the coin—I recognised him as coming there 10 days previously, when he bought two cakes of soap and paid the girl behind the counter a half-crown—he got the change and left—I do not know whether the coin was bad or good.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-84" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY ASHTON</persName> </hi>. I am running cashier to Charles Baker, of 82, Fleet Street, seven or eight minutes' walk from St. Paul's Alley—on February 26th the prisoner came in and bought a sixpenny handkerchief—he gave me a half-crown—I walked half-way to the desk, thought it was rather light, and bit it—I found it soft and gritty, and my teeth made a mark on it—I showed it to somebody in the office, and then gave it back to the prisoner and said "This is bad"—he said "Bad! I must have taken it in the Strand," and paid me with good money and left saying "I shall take it back; I do not see why I should be done out of a half-crown."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 354). I took the prisoner on 26th February, about 11.30 a.m., at Mr. Watson's, and received this coin from Scarborough—he said at the station "I mean to make a clean breast of it. I have been let in the hole once before. I and two other men started this money from the Crown public-house, Seven Dials, with 18 half-crowns in our possession, all counterfeit, one of which I passed in the Strand, and another I attempted to pass in Fleet Street, and was detected</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I gave the information intending to leave the neighbourhood altogether.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of a like offence at this Court in May</hi>, 1882. (
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-87" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN LUCAS</persName> </hi>. My husband is a barber in Horseferry Road, and I keep a tobacconist shop—on Sunday, 18th February, about 7.30, I served the prisoner with a cigar—he put down a shilling—I saw that it was bad, put it in the trier, and ran out with it—as I went out, he said "Oh, I have plenty of small change"—I said "Half a minute," and went out, and while I was gone he made off—I had seen him in the shop a fort
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cigar, and I gave him the change, and as soon as he was gone I found it was bad—I am sure he is the man—I put the half-crown in the fire, and it melted in two or three seconds—on the following Thursday at 12.30 p.m. I went to the station and recognised the prisoner—he was not put with other men only policemen—I gave the shilling to the constable—this is it (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say at Rochester Row that you were not the party.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-88" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I saw a description of the prisoner in the police information as wanted—I saw him on Thursday night, 22nd Feb
<lb/>ruary, at the corner of Great Peter Street and Horseferry Road, and recog
<lb/>nised him from the description—I said that I should take him for uttering a counterfeit shilling—he said "I know nothing about it"—he refused his address—he has two thumbs on his left hand, and also a deformity in his jaw.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-89" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BARTER</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, a stationer—about 5 p.m. on a Saturday towards the end of January I served the prisoner with a two
<lb/>penny packet of stationery—he gave me a florin—I gave it to my sister to get change, and she brought back a bent florin—I met her in the street with it, and the prisoner, who was waiting at the street-door, tried it between his teeth—I told him it was bad, and he went away with it and a penny packet of paper, which he paid for—I noticed that he had two thumbs on his left hand—I gave the florin back to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say at Rochester Row that I did not know you—I swore to you by your left hand—I did not know you by your face—I am not sure whether it was January or February.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-90" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA BARTER</persName> </hi>. On a Saturday about five weeks ago I saw the prisoner in the shop, and my sister gave me a florin to get change—I kept it in my hand and took it to a grocer's, where they bent it, but not in a tester—I took it back, met my sister in the street, and gave it to her—I never lost sight of it—she gave it back to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad—a coin which molted in an ordinary fire must have been bad—a rood florin cannot be bent with the thumb and finger, but a bad one can be very easily.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I know nothing about the shilling. I refused my address because I did not want my friends to know I was in trouble. She came to Rochester Row and said I was not the man. The constable said "Pull out your hand." I did so, and then she swore to me because I have two thumbs on my left hand. I was not there in January, but that will come out by-and-by.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of feloniously uttering counterfeit coin at this Court on</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st January</hi>, 1881,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to two Years' Hard Labour</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Day</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-94" type="given" value="EUSTACE"/>LORD EUSTACE CECIL</persName> </hi>. I reside in Eccleston Square—on Saturday, 17th February, about 2 in the afternoon, I received this letter, with this paper enclosed, in the same handwriting as the letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Your lordship's arrival here has been occasion of pleasure to those other than your friends. Does it need your humble servant to intimate to you that you have enemies in London who will conceal themselves under the appearance of friendship? May I say that a few years since I received a great favour from your hands, and have been ever grateful. It is now within my power to return that favour tenfold, had I a sum of money which must exceed 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but need not exceed 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Believe this other than a hoax or an attempted swindle, for I assure your lordship you have determined and revengeful enemies in London, and it is within my power to thwart their movements against your lordship, but to do so will cost money, and I cannot afford to take it from my own little stock, otherwise your lordship should not have been troubled. If you will condescend so far as to incline to my appeal, you will one day know the benefit. At the end of this letter you will find a signature and mark, which if you will retrace your memory so far back as three years I have no doubt but that your lordship will recollect. Let your servant meet me with the money at the High Street Railway Station, Kensington, on Tuesday evening, the 20th instant, at 7 p.m. I will stand directly oppo
<lb/>site the first-class ticket-office, and will have a piece of paper to fit to the one enclosed in this letter, which I will hold in my right hand. Rather tall, with short dusty overcoat. If this note should not be agreeable to your lordship, address 'A. E. P. Zuit, General P.O., London, E.C.' This letter is written from dictation. Beware to whom you confide the contents. I remain a well-wisher and an ever grateful friend.—J. W. Amherst.
<hi rend="italic">Agnum ecce Prologue Zuit</hi>.") I know nothing of the prisoner, I never saw him to my knowledge before this—I know of nothing with reference to the name of Amherst—I do not know to</p>
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<p>what favour the writer alludes—upon receiving the letter I at once communicated with the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I suppose I do, like other people, sometimes confer favours—I do not always remember them—there may be many persons in London whom I have benefited—I have given money in charity and various ways.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-95" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T</hi>). I received this letter and the paper from Lord Cecil on Monday, 19th February—on Tuesday, 20th, about 10 minutes to 7, I went to the High Street Station of the Metropolitan District Railway, and there saw the prisoner waiting in front of the booking-offices—I kept him under observation for some time; he had in his right hand a piece of white paper—I went up to him and said "Is your name George Amherst?" he said "No, are you from Lord Eustace Cecil?" I said "Yes"—he said "Oh, about the letter?" I said "Yes, I have come about the letter"—he said "I wrote it and I sent it, but it is not for me, it is for some one else; that some one else I have the greatest confidence in, I believe in him, and I shall be mute"—I said "Do you know Lord Cecil?" he said "No, I do not"—I said "I must make some inquiry into this, you will have to go to the police-station with me"—I took him to the station, and he was detained there—I showed him the letter; he said "Yes, that is it, I shall be mute"—I asked him to give an account of it or of himself; he declined—I then went to Lord Cecil, and the prisoner was subsequently charged—he then gave his name as George B. Calvert; he refused his address then, but gave it to the Magistrate in the morning, and I found he had been lodging there for 10 days or more—he was searched, but nothing was found on him but the piece of paper which corresponds with the piece contained in the letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-96" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY REEVE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, of 5, Duke's Court, Bow Street—I know the prisoner, he was in the same employment—I think he left about last November—I know his handwriting—this letter is in his handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He was rather strange at times, that was noticed by some in the employment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was to the effect that he had written the letter at the dictation of a stranger who had called upon him. and that he thought in doing so he was doing a purely good thing</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the letter contained no threat or menace, or anything that could be construed as a demand for money, but was simply an offer of information</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See Reg</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Pickford</hi>, 4
<hi rend="italic">Carrington and Payne</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">referred to Reg</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Walton, Lee and Cave</hi> 292,
<hi rend="italic">and Reg</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Smith</hi>, 2
<hi rend="italic">Carrington and Curwood</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE DAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the authority of the latter case left the case to the Jury; the substantial question for them being whether in their opinion there was anything in the letter calculated to disturb an ordinarily constituted mind. The Jury found the prisoner</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HICKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-99" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL HOLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 48, Great Wild Street—on 29th December I was in my room, when the the prisoner's wife came in with her throat cut open, and blood flowing from it like a fountain; it smothered me all over—she had been into my room before to tell me she could do my washing for me—she then went back to her own place, and I saw no more of her till she rushed into my arms with the blood flowing—I had heard her and the prisoner quarrelling about a quarter of an hour before, but I took no heed of it, as he was always knocking her about—she was thoroughly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear the prisoner come in that night—his wife had been doing my washing for about two months—she does not usually come for it, I always send it out to her—this occurred about 6 o'clock in the evening—I had been in my room since I came home in the afternoon, more than an hour before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-100" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-100" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE HOLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—on the night in question I saw Mrs. Mullaley run into my father's room with her throat cut; she fell into father's arms; she could not speak—I had heard her and the prisoner quacrelling in their room about a quarter of an hour before—I did not hear what they said—she was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The quarrelling only lasted a minute—I don't know what time the prisoner came home that night—I heard him go down
<lb/>stairs directly after this occurred—I know it was quarrelling that I heard, because they were
<hi rend="italic">jawing</hi> one another.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-101" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL HAYES</persName> </hi>. I live at 48, Great Wild Street, and am a labourer—the prisoner and his wife lodged there—they occupied the third floor front—the youngest child lived with them, the other girl was in service—as long as I have known the prisoner he has been working at the same labouring business as myself—on 29th December, about 6 o'clock in the evening, I was down in the passage by the street door—the prisoner came down stairs and said he had cut his wife's throat—I did not believe it—I said "What do you mean?"—he said "I have done it, look at my hands"—there were stains of blood on them—he said "You go up, I will stop here till you come back"—I went up and found the woman lying with her legs in Holman's room and her head in the passage—a handkerchief was over her face; I lifted it up and found she was all over blood—she could not speak; her breath was coming through the windpipe—Dr. Mills came first, and then Dr. Griffin, and he sewed up the windpipe—I stopped till the inspector came, and then went down
<lb/>stairs; the prisoner was not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was rather excited when he spoke to me—I did not see any signs of drink in him; he was all of a tremble—he appeared to be sober—I was sober myself.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-102" type="surname" value="TILDERSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-102" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TILDERSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi> 10). A little after 6 o'clock on the evening of 29th December I was at the Bow Street Station; a woman fetched me to 48, Great Wild Street, and in the top floor front room I found the prisoner's wife lying on the bed with her throat cut—I at once sent for Dr. Mills, the police surgeon—I afterwards went in search of the prisoner—I found him at the Five Dials, standing in the street, about a quarter of an hour afterwards—I laid hold of him and said "What is your name?" he said "All right, I know what you want; I have done it and don't deny it"—he was drunk—his hands were covered with</p>
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<p>blood, and his face flushed—I took him to Bow Street Station—we led him there; he could have walked; he staggered; he was very excited, all of a tremble—when the charge was read over to him he said "I have nothing to say to that, it is right"—I afterwards went back to 48—I noticed blood about—there was some blood on the floor in Holman's room—I found this knife on the table in the prisoner's room; it is an ordinary table-knife—it was covered with blood, partially dry—I helped the woman to King's College Hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was suffering from drink and excitement combined—he was sober enough to walk, but staggered; he was stagger
<lb/>ing drunk.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-103" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY BOYLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was with Tildersley when he arrested the prisoner—I noticed blood on the palms of his hands—at the station he took this white-handled pocket-knife from his pocket and said "Here is a knife, but not the one I did it with; it is a bad job; well, it is enough to make any man do it when he comes home and finds his wife drunk in another man's room; I don't deny it; I could have washed the blood off my hands had I liked"—I made this memorandum of what he said at the time—I did not put any questions to him—he appeared to know what he was saying, but in a state of confusion—I saw no sign of blood on the pocket-knife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-104" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-104" type="given" value="DENIS"/>DENIS NAYLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I took the charge; it was read over to the prisoner—he said "I have nothing to say to that, I know I have done it"—he was examined by Dr. Mills a short time previous to the charge being taken—I said to the prisoner "This is the doctor"—he said "Is she dead yet? I came in and found her in another man's room with him; they asked me to have some beer, but I would not go in; I made her come to her own room; I had asked her before not to do it with this man; when she came into our room I said I would cut her b—throat; I had the knife in my hand, and did it, but I did not think I had done it"—he said that without being asked—he was drunk and confused.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-105" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-105" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon to the police—I went to 48, Great Wild Street on this evening, and saw the woman there—she had in the throat an irregular horseshoe-shaped wound on the right side, extending to the left; it was a deep wound severing the upper part of the windpipe—there was also a superficial wound on the left side of the jaw, and a deep wound on the lower lobe of the left ear—there were also wounds on the tips of every finger of the left hand, and two deep ones on the thumb of the left hand, also one superficial wound across the little finger of the right hand—she had lost a great deal of blood—the principal arteries were not severed, only the veins—considerable force must have been used—I dressed her throat, and she was taken to King's College Hospital on the ambulance—her life was in danger—I saw the prisoner at the station; he was drunk—I noticed blood on his hands—he said "Is she dead?"—he said it in a very indifferent tone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-106" type="given" value="ROBERT GARNER"/>ROBERT GARNER LYMAN</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at King's College Hospital—the woman was brought there on the evening of 29th Decem
<lb/>ber—I attended to her—I have heard Dr. Mills's evidence; it is correct—the bleeding had ceased when I saw her; the windpipe was almost severed, not completely—I had to put in a tube—her life was in danger—the injuries were very serious—she is practically out of danger now—</p>
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<p>she cannot speak; she will probably never be able to speak above a whisper—she still has the tube in her throat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have only been able to converse with her in whispers—if she is excited you cannot understand what she says; only those near her can understand her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have made inquiries as to the prisoner's character; it has been that of a quiet industrious man for 30 years—I have had no complaints whatever about his character—he has been working for the same firm 30 years—they speak of him as a very quiet harmless man; they were surprised to find him in this position—I have been on duty in the neighbourhood four years; it is a very rough one—the prisoner has never been in custody—I never knew him as a drunken man, or associated with rough people—I should have been sure to know if it had been so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the goods of
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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">
<persName id="t18830319-name-111" type="witnessName">
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<lb/>taining two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, and over 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver and copper; also a letter and a number of things—as I proceeded from the gate I saw a man pass me; then I saw a woman with a white apron and a white shawl thrown over her shoulders—after I had gone a short distance I heard a shrill whistle; then I saw what I thought were two big boys playing snowballs—after I had passed the last house the prisoner and another man came across the road—the other man was not quite as tall as the prisoner—he had on a light coat, the same as the prisoner has on now, and the same kind of cap—they came up to me, and the prisoner asked me if they were on the road to Barnet, and would I give them some coppers to get a bed—they said "We saw where you came from"—I said "If you saw where I came from, I will return and get assistance"—they said "Will you, by God"—they caught me by the back hair and dragged me backwards—I struggled and got away from them—I tried to cross the road; they blockaded me with their arms so that I could not get home—I then turned and ran up the next lane, thinking I could get to some cottages, but when I was a few yards up the lane the prisoner caught me, put his foot out, and I fell, and in falling my left leg was doubled up underneath me—I screamed for help—the prisoner took up some mud and smeared my face with it—all my under-linen was torn—he dragged my left arm from underneath me, and pulled at my finger to see if I had any rings on—I had not—my finger is quite out of joint now—he swore most dreadfully while he was doing this—he put his hands underneath my clothes—my under-linen was dreadfully soiled with his hands—he pulled my clothes about to find my pocket—at last he suc
<lb/>ceeded in finding it, and he ripped it from my dress—the purse was in it and the money—I remember nothing else; I became unconscious—I was very much injured, and was unable to leave my bed for a fortnight, and after that I was still very ill—I did not have a doctor at first; I</p>
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<p>thought I could do without one, but after going to Woodford, and exerting myself to walk there, it so injured me that I was confined to my bed for nine weeks—I gave a description of the prisoner and the other man as well as I could—it was a starlight night, and the snow being very bright on the ground I was able to recognise the prisoner directly I saw him again—I have not the slightest doubt about his being the man—on 2nd January I went with Inspector Smith to Woodford Petty Sessions, and into a room where there were seven men besides the prisoner—I was asked if I recognised any of them as the man that knocked me down, and I pointed the prisoner out directly—I am perfectly certain of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not at first shake my head and say I did not know any one—the inspector did not nod his head towards you, and tell me to come and touch you—the sergeant in charge told me to touch you, and I did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The inspector did not point him out to me; he stood at my back—I pointed him out directly, and then I was told to touch him.</p>
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<lb/>thing lying across the footpath—I went up, and found it to be Mrs. Musgrave—her head was in the hedge, and her legs in the gutter—I tried to lift her on her feet—she said she could not stand—her bonnet was off, and her clothes were torn open, her breast bare, and her hair all down—I left her sitting there, and ran through the shrubbery to Mr. Field's—on my return she had fallen back and was unconscious—I and Mr. Walter Field carried her home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-113" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a laundress, and live at Long Lane, Finchley—on Friday morning, 8th December, about 7.30, I saw the prisoner and his young woman in Long Lane in the neighbourhood of Mr. Musgrave's and Mr. Field's—I have known him from a boy; he lived with his mother close to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-114" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FRY</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber at East End, Finchley—on Saturday morning, 9th December, about 7.40, I was walking along with Richard Pigeon, and met the prisoner at East End—I have known him 12 or 15 years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>. He did not see me; I was at Woodford at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-115" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PIGEON</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, at 6, Trinity Road, East End, Finchley—I know the prisoner—on Saturday morning, 9th December, about 7.45, I was walking along Long Lane, and saw the prisoner; he was alone.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-116" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-116" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector S</hi>). On Thursday afternoon, 7th December, about 3.45, I saw the prisoner in Long Lane, Finchley, with Jane Game—I knew him before—on 2nd January I went with Mrs. Musgrave to Woodford Petty Sessions—the prisoner was in the room with seven other men—they were men I had brought in to put with him—some were prisoners, and others that came in—after they were placed in the room Mrs. Musgrave was asked to come in, and asked if she knew anyone present—she said "Yes, that is the man"—I was standing behind her at the time—Inspector Manning told her to touch the man, and I afterwards said "Touch the man you identify," and she touched the prisoner, and said he was one of the men that assaulted and robbed</p>
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<p>her—he said "I am innocent of it; I know nothing about it; I came to Woodford on Friday, the 8th"—that was afterwards, at the time he was charged with committing the robbery on Friday, the 8th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew that the lady was coming to pick you out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-117" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FOX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 1st February I arrested the prisoner as he was leaving St. Albans Gaol—I said "I am Sergeant Fox; I shall apprehend you for being concerned with another man in violently assaulting and robbing Mrs. Musgrave at Long Lane, Finchley, on Friday, 8th December last, and stealing from her two 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver"—he said "You are on the wrong track; I suppose it is because I have been in trouble before"—I said "No, it is because you answer the description, and the lady has identified you"—on the way from Woodford to Finchley he said "I was not there at the time; I was a long way off; I can prove it by the Church-end inspector; he saw me in Long Lane on the day I was leaving"—I took him to Finchley, and he was charged—on passing Finchley Station he pointed to Inspector Smith, and said that he had met him in Long Lane on the Thursday, the day he was seen, and that his woman was with him at the time; that he then left, and went through Hendon to Edgware Road, where he got a ride in a brewer's van to Woodford, and he said "I have not been back since; I am innocent."</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-118" type="given" value="ALLEN"/>ALLEN GREEN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Lamb beerhouse at High Street, Woodford—I remember the prisoner coming to my house one Friday night in December, about 8 o'clock or a little past, with a woman who passed as his wife—I cannot tell whether it was the first or second Friday in the month—they slept at my house that night—on the Saturday evening the prisoner made a disturbance, and I sent for Sergeant Purkiss on the Sunday—they did not sleep there on the Saturday night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not smothered with snow when you came—I did not get a broom and sweep it off the hearth; there was no snow—your wife was wet-footed.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-119" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PURKISS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, Herts Constabulary</hi>). On Saturday, 16th December, a report was made to me of a disturbance at the Lamb beerhouse—on the following day, Sunday, the 17th, I went there, and saw Mr. Green; he gave me information, and afterwards, on that same Sunday, I arrested the prisoner—he was taken before the Magistrate on Tuesday, the 19th, and discharged—he was afterwards committed for some other offence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A letter written by the prisoner to the Magistrate's Clerk at High gate was read, stating that on the</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th December he and Jane Game slept at his mother's house at Long Lane, Finchley, and on the</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th they left to go to Woodford, and slept there that night at Green's; that on the</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th he had some words with the landlord, and went to Bell Yard, where they remained for a week, and then it was that he met Sergeant Purkiss</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following witnesses were called by the prisoner</hi>:</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-120" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-120" type="surname" value="GAME"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-120" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE GAME</persName> </hi>. We stopped at Mr. Green's place on 8th December—on the Thursday afternoon about 5 o'clock we went to the prisoner's mother's because we were so wet with snow—we stopped there all night—between 7.30 and 8 o'clock next morning we went away and walked to Kilburn and Edgware, and while resting at the Boot public-house, who should come by but a brewer's man from Woodford who knew
<hi rend="italic">Dave</hi>, and he gave us a lift there—we went to the Lamb public-house, Mr. Green's,</p>
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<p>where we had stopped all Friday night—on Saturday morning I spilt a drop of broth on the floor and there was a piece of work—
<hi rend="italic">Dave</hi> said "They are too particular here," and we went to Burrow's Buildings, nearly opposite, on that Saturday afternoon, the 9th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were not at Finchley at all on the Saturday, we were at Woodford—the prisoner was taken in custody on Boxing Day and had a month—he was never taken in custody and discharged—he was taken for stealing a rabbit, and discharged—that was on the Sunday week after we left the Lamb—we had been sleeping that week at Burrows Building's, that was where Mr. Purkiss came to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-121" type="surname" value="RIXON"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-121" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RIXON</persName> </hi>. I gave the prisoner and Game a lift in my van—I could not say what day it was, I know it was in December—there was snow on the ground in places, and it was very sloppy—we got to Woodford about 7—I could not say what day of the week it was, or how long it was before Christmas.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-122" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-122" type="given" value="FRED"/>FRED ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I remember seeing the prisoner before Christmas—I don't know the date—I don't know whether it was snowing—I gave him a pint of beer at Bushey Station.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-123" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-123" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DILLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—on 7th December he slept at my place with Jane Game—on 8th December, about half-past 7 in the morning, he went away from my place—he sent me a letter on the 9th asking me to send him a few stamps—I don't know what day it was—we had not got any money, and his father went to his brother's and asked him to let him have a shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know whether it was on the 9th or 12th that I received the letter—I have not got it, I can't read; a lady at Finchley, Mrs. Serge, read it to me—she is not here.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-124" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-124" type="surname" value="GAME"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-124" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE GAME</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I lost a pawn ticket, and I went next morning and got an affidavit—it was pawned on Friday morning at Kilburn on the 9th in the name of Ann Smith, this is the affidavit—I made the declaration on the 27th February—Mary Dilley was with me as a witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence denied having anything to do with the robbery, and asserted that he was at Woodford at the time</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-125" type="surname" value="FRY"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It was on the Saturday morning that I saw the prisoner at Finchley, I was going to my work and Pigeon was with me—I heard of the robbery in the after part of the same day, and heard the prisoner's name mentioned, that brought the thing to my mind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-126" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-126" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw the prisoner on the Friday morning at half-past 7 as the robbery was done on that night, the 8th December.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-127" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PIGEON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It was on the 9th that I saw the prisoner—I am quite clear about it—I heard of the robbery on the following night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-407-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at Chelmsford for highway robbery on</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd December</hi>, 1880,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830319-name-128 t18830319-alias-3"/>David Smith</rs> </persName>, when he was sentenced to Fifteen Months' Hard Labour</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-407-18830319 t18830319-407-punishment-15"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD WILMOT</hi> (26)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PARSEY</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830319-408-offence-1 t18830319-name-131"/>Isabella Crane</persName>, and stealing 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a chain, locket, and bag.</rs> </p>
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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>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Wilmot, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Parsey</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-132" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA CRANE</persName> </hi>. I am single and live with my father, who is a builder and contractor, at 97, Mortimer Road, Kingsland—on 24th February, about half-past 6 in the evening, I was in Mortimer Road alone—I was coming from home and had 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in silver in a bag—I was in the habit of carrying money every Saturday—on this occasion I was attacked by two men on my right side; one passed behind me to the left and held me by my collar with his right hand, and knocked me about the forehead and side of the head with has left—the one on my right struck me six or seven times, and passing to the front he put his hand on my bag and said "I know you, I want this"—I said "You won't have it," and I struck him in the face—a third party came up and struck me in the face, then passed behind me and I felt a kick behind—I was thrown down and they rolled me over and over till they took the bag from me—the prisoners are the two men that did this—Parsey came up last—Wilmot came up first with one not in custody, I did not see that man's face—it was Wilmot that I struck—I struck him in the mouth, and the blow took off the kid from the knuckles of my glove, as if it struck against his teeth—I got up and followed them as far as I could, but I became exhausted and was obliged to stop—I saw a doctor, he is attending me now—I was very much bruised about the face and head—besides the bag I lost a gold neck chain and locket—the same evening I gave a description to the police of the three men as well as I was able—on 5th March I went to the police-station, and there saw Parsey among a number of others, I think eight besides him—I looked round and said "That is the man," I picked him out—they asked me to touch him, and I touched his arm—I afterwards went to the police-station at Clerkenwell and there saw Wilmot with six or seven prisoners—they asked me if I saw any one there I knew, and I said "Yes, that one," and I pointed him out—I have not the slightest doubt that the prisoners are the two that took part in this assault—the money was my father's, the jewellery was my own.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. I was in the habit every Saturday for the last two years of carrying money in the bag from our house to the wharf in Hertford Road, which is about five minutes' walk from the house and about two minutes' walk from where this happened—the bag contained the workmen's wages; I pay them—the one not in custody held me behind, rather at the side, and struck me—I did not see his face, and I should not like to be positive to him—Wilmot struck me seven times about the side of the head with all his force—it did not knock me down—my head was very much bruised and swollen—it was not dark; it was dusk—there was a lamp nearly opposite—I was not at all confused; I was perfectly cool—the affair lasted fully five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. I had been struck seven times by Wilmot before Parsey came up—I was shaken by the blows, but I was able to know Parsey when he came up—he looked me full in the face, and then struck me in the face—it was 6.30 when I left Mortimer Road—I looked at the time as I passed the Mortimer Arms—it was nine days after when I saw Parsey at the Dalston Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew him directly, the instant I went into the room—I am equally sure of Wilmot.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-133" type="given" value="EDMUND HENRY"/>EDMUND HENRY PETTIFER</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner—on the evening of 24th February, between 7 and 8 o'clock, I was sent for to see Miss Crane—she was considerably bruised about various parts of the head and face, the chief injury being on the right and about the right temple—they were such injuries as might have been done by several blows with the fist—there was one peculiar mark on the forehead, as if the person had a ring on his finger—I have attended her up to the present time—she suffered very considerably from the injuries and from the fright and the shock to the system—she is still under my treatment.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-134" type="surname" value="SPACKMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-134" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SPACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, and live at 40, Pelham Street, Hoxton—I know the prisoners—on 17th February I saw Wilmot outside a public-house in Downham Road, Kingsland, with others—Wilmot asked me if I would make one to get 50, it would be worth having—Miss Crane's name was mentioned—a lot of people knew that she carried this money to pay her father's men—Wilmot did not say anything about Miss Crane—I don't know who mentioned her name—Wilmot asked me if I would make one in robbing Miss Crane—I said "No, I have had one month; that is enough for me"—I know Parsey—I don't know if he was there—I know Wilmot and Johnston were—I can't say that I have seen Wilmot and Parsey together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. I have never been in trouble except the one month—that was for stealing some brushes in a coffee-shop in Kingsland Road two months ago—this conversation was on a Saturday, about 3.30 or 4 o'clock—we were laughing and joking together—I have known Wilmot by working—I did not give information to the police about this—I told them when they came round to me that Wilmot had asked me to make one—they call me
<hi rend="italic">Darkey</hi> as a nickname—I don't know who mentioned Miss Crane's name; I did not—Johnson did not—he said he had had one month, and he did not want to get 15 years—he and I were charged together—I have not seen any of the others since—I don't know who they were—I have seen Johnston every day—I have not talked to him about this matter—he knew that Miss Crane carried this money; we all knew about that; he is an old friend of mine—I have seen him nearly every day since this occurred—Wilmot walked away when I said I had had one month, and that was enough for me—I did not expect that the robbery would take place—I did not inform the police or warn Miss Crane or her father.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-135" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHNSTON</persName> </hi>. I live at Kingsland, and am by trade a farrier—on Saturday, 17th February, I was outside the Duke of York with Spackman, Wilmot, and several others who I did not know—we were talking about one thing and another, and Wilmot asked
<hi rend="italic">Darkey</hi> if he would have a go for it—Miss Crane's name was mentioned—
<hi rend="italic">Darkey</hi> said "No, I have had one month, and that is enough"—Wilmot said "Fifty is worth having"—he turned to me and said "Will you not have a go, Charlie?"—I said "No, I don't want to do 15 years," and I said it would be rather a long run in Mortimer Road—I know Parsey; he and Wilmot are acquainted—I have known them both for several years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. I have been in trouble; I had a month's imprisonment—I can't say who mentioned Miss Crane's name; I will swear it was not Spackman—I won't swear it was Wilmot; I don't know who it was—I had no impression that there was any intention to commit this robbery—the thing had been mentioned about Kingsland</p>
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<p>for months, about robbing her, by a good many people—they all knew that she carried this bag—I dare say 20 or 30, or 50 or 100 people have mentioned it—I did not give information to the police or warn Miss Crane or her father—I did not see Wilmot again till he was in custody—when I said it was a long run I meant from Miss Crane's house—if it had been a short run I might have had a go for it myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>. I have not talked this matter over with other persons—I have spoken about it at other times—I don't know that any of those persons are missing.</p>
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<lb/>day"—it appeared to be recent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the defence of Parsey</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had pulled a load home from Spitalfields Market that day for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he is a costermonger—sometimes he comes in earlier, sometimes later—he was taken into custody on the Monday following, I think, the 5th of March—I am sure it was the Monday following—he told me before he was taken into custody that Mr. Nifton suspected him and said, "George, I think we shall want you"—he said "I will soon clear my point, that I know nothing about it"—that was two or three days afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There had been a certain amount of talk about the robbery—it was the very night it was supposed to have been done that he came home and had his tea.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I can fix the time because I am bringing up a little girl, and her mother came for her just as I was going to take her home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live at 47, Canterbury Road, Ball's Pond—that is about 20 minutes' walk from Ware Street—I go to see Mrs. Parsey on Saturday, to pay for a child she is bringing up—I go at different times—the prisoner lives there—I have seen him come in at various times—I</p>
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<p>did not hear he was charged with this till the day after he was in custody—I attended before the Magistrate, but I was not called.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-140" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH PRICE</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Ware Street, Hoxton—on Saturday, 24th February, I saw Parsey at 20 minutes past 6 come into the Queen's Head, at the corner of New Street, Hoxton—he asked for some ale, put his penny down, drank his ale, and went out—that is about five minutes from where he lives—I saw him go out, and then me and my husband went home—I live two doors past him, and he was on the threshold of his own step waiting for the door to be opened—that was immediately afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know the Mortimer Road, or where Miss Crane lives—Parsey is my cousin—I remember it was the 24th because when he was blamed for this it was on the same Saturday I had seen him I saw him taken out of the Garibaldi on the Monday week—I don't know if it was the next Monday or the Monday week after I had seen him having the half-pint of beer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic"> and </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to be twice flogged with</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">strokes</hi> </rs>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">, and </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">once flogged with</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">strokes</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner had been convicted in December</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see p</hi>. 257)
<hi rend="italic">of feloniously attempting to discharge a loaded pistol against William Sutton, with intent to murder; but the point as to what constituted an attempt was then reserved by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE STEPHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the Court for the Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved, and the conviction was quashed by that Court</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having pointed out that the indictment was now for a misdemeanour at Common Law</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Q. v. Roberts and Q. v. Williams in Dearsley's Crown Cases</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">the case was proceeded with</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The witnesses repeated the evidence they had given at the former trial</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour,</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> and to be </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">further detained in custody until he can obtain sureties of</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">himself and two of</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-410-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to feloniously forging and uttering an order for the delivery of coal, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-413-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a counter
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and she offered a shilling in payment, which I bent in the tester—I showed it to my husband, and he asked if she had any more about her; she said "No"—my husband passed me the shilling, and she went to the door without either the articles or the change—my husband followed her before she got off the step—I gave her into custody at the door—I gave the shilling to the police-constable—she was taken to the station, and then discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I said at the police-station I did not wish to press the charge, as you were a customer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi> 280). The prisoner was given into my custody by Mrs. Double—I produce the bad shilling which she gave me—I said to her "I shall take you into custody for attempting to pass a counterfeit shilling;" she said nothing at the time—at the station the said "If I had known it was a bad coin I should not have given it to the lady, as she knows me as a customer"—the inspector asked if she had any money about her; she said "Yes," and produced 6
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say that what was in your pocket was not yours.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-153" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Edinburgh Castle Coffee Palace, Rhodeswell Road, Limehouse—the prisoner came into the coffee palace on 2nd March, at about 9.45 p.m., and called for tea and cake, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she tendered a bad shilling, which my servant, Mary Hilton, handed to me—I said to the prisoner "Have you got any more bad money?" she said "No"—I said "Where did you get this?" she said she got it for doing a day's washing—I cut it in four in the bread machine, and returned it to her—I nicked it and bent it together—the moment she saw the girl give me the coin she put a good two
<lb/>shilling piece on the counter—I ordered her out of the place, and told her not to let me see her again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The coin was nicked and bent into four, it was not in four pieces—I put it into the machine, which is a powerful one for cutting bread.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-154" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HILTON</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Mr. Kelly—the prisoner called for a cup of tea at the time in question and a halfpennyworth of cake—I told her we did not make halfpennyworths of cake, but pennyworths—she tendered me a bad shilling—I put it between my teeth, and found it gritty—it bent in my mouth—I did not notice whether my teeth made a mark on it—Mr. Kelly took it to the bread machine, and bent it in four with the machine knife—it was cut in four places, but it was all together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-155" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH ARTHUR</persName> </hi>. I live at the coffee palace, and followed the prisoner</p>
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<p>—I saw her join a man—he was taken up and discharged by the Magistrate—she joined him on Victory Bridge, Ben Jonson's Road—I followed them, and the man went into a public-house in High Street, Stepney—the prisoner walked on, and the man afterwards came out and joined another man—he called out to the prisoner "Mother," and she came back—he was a middle-aged man—they all three went into the Angel and Trumpet public-house, and I spoke to a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-156" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Arbour Square Police-station—I searched the prisoner, but found nothing on her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-157" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CROMPTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 339). In consequence of what Hannah Arthur said to me I went after the three persons and found them in the Angel and Trumpet, High Street, Stepney—the prisoner was one of them—I told them I should take them all into custody for uttering a bad shilling in the Edinburgh Castle—they made no reply—at the station I asked the prisoner if she had any more money about her—she said "Yes," and she put her hand into her pocket and pulled out 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of which was in copper, a shilling in silver, four sixpences, and two three
<lb/>penny pieces.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling—a bad shilling is gritty when put between the teeth, on account of the tin which is mixed with it—you could not make a sufficient impression with your teeth on a good one to make any sound—it would be much easier to cut a bad shilling in a machine like that referred to than a good one—it depends what force is used—you might cut a good one right through if you used consider
<lb/>able force—if it were cut easily, without force, I should say it was counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her defence said that Mr. Kelly gave her the shilling bent, but not cut, and the one she gave for the fish she did not know was bad</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She further</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been convicted of felony on</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th February</hi>, 1880,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830319-name-159 t18830319-alias-4"/>Enefer</rs> </persName> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-413-18830319 t18830319-413-punishment-25"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., received by him on account of his master,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. J. LOWE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TERRY</persName> </hi>. I trade at 31, Milk Street, as John Terry and Co., woollen merchants—the prisoner was a clerk in my service up to 8th February—he had been with me about four years, but only a short time as clerk—I was absent from business on that day—he gave no notice of leaving—his duty was to receive cash brought by customers and enter it into his cash-book and on to the paying-in slips for the bank, and pay it into the bank—he would be checked by the pass-book, the counterfoil, and the cash-book—he left the books in a very unsettled state—the result of casting-up one with another was 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. short—I know his handwriting very well—I caused inquiries to be made in respect of sums received by him—I produce two receipts in his hand
<lb/>writing, one for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Coverdale, and one for 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Le Sage, both on 26th January—these paying-in slips, from 22nd January to 9th</p>
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<p>February, are in prisoner's handwriting, except the last one, which is on the day after he went away—I have examined them; there is no record on them of those two sums, and there is no entry in the cash-book or pass-book of them—Mr. Coverdale's was brought to my knowledge on 26th February, the day before the prisoner was apprehended—information was given to the police and a warrant issued.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no regular day for the prisoner to pay money into the bank—he kept the books from July, 1882—until this I had no complaint against him—he was always very punctual in the discharge of his duties and regular in attendance—he stutters very badly—he used to balance his books monthly—he did so on 31st December; they were then quite correct—I never gave him blank cheques to fill up in case he wanted cash for the cash-box; nobody with my authority ever gave him a blank cheque—I do not know whether he used to advance money to his fellow-servants—I have never seen any memorandum book; I have had notice to produce it; I don't know whether such a book was kept, I never heard of one—I suppose they borrow from their fellow
<lb/>servants—I don't know if Buswell is here—he is a salesman in my employ—my son takes charge of the business when I am away—Buswell has authority, but not to dismiss any servants—I saw him at the ware-house when I came away—I believe he was present at the Mansion House, and has been subpoenaed to attend here—I did not say the prisoner was dismissed—I Know from the letter you have there that Buswell told him to go—I did not inquire of Buswell whether it was true—I did not communicate with the prisoner the day after he left—I don't know if anybody did on my behalf on the day after 8th February, requesting him to return—I was not there the day he left or the day after—I believe a telegram was sent by some one, I don't know who sent it; it was not charged for in the petty cash—I believe it was to ask if he was ill—I returned to business on the Friday, I think; the 8th was a Monday—during that interval I don't know what took place at the office—the room where the prisoner sat was in the warehouse, enclosed by a partition—he had a desk and cash-box—no one else had a right to be there—people could get there if they wished—another clerk, Thomas, used to sit on the other side of the counting-house, no one else—the office was open to other of my servants—I accused the prisoner at one time of being 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. short, because when I examined the books I saw a good deal of money short, but I had not particulars, and I wrote to his mother, whom I have known for some time, to that effect—this is the letter—I mentioned in it "Meeking and Co., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I did not find anything about that—the prisoner never paid Buswell's wages—I have paid Buswell by cheque ever since he has been with me—I do not know that Buswell used to borrow from the prisoner—I did not know that Buswell had dismissed the prisoner; he had no authority to do such a thing—the statement by the prisoner was called to my attention; I made no inquiries in consequence of it—the prisoner said in the letter that Buswell told him he had better go home, as he was no use there—Buswell is not here—he is in my employment still—the prisoner had left a fortnight when he wrote this letter—I received it on the 20th—I thought it was an improper letter to write to me—I did not see this memorandum on the desk—Thomas is here—I looked in the prisoner's desk three or four days after he left—there were papers there—there was money in the cash-box</p>
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<p>—he left the key of it behind him—it was locked when I went to it—I have a key of it myself; I think my son had the prisoner's key; there was no other key—I said at the Mansion House he absconded—he went away without my knowledge; he left the key on the desk; my son or Thomas told me—I did not allow salaries to be paid before due, but it has been done—I paid the salaries—I compared the cash-box with the counterfoils and receipts, and found a deficiency of 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-164" type="surname" value="COVERDALE"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-164" type="given" value="FREDERIC"/>FREDERIC COVERDALE</persName> </hi>. I live at 132, Teviot Street, St. Leonards, Bromley, and am in the employ of Messrs. Scarrot and Co.—on 26th January they were indebted to John Terry and Co. 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I paid that money to the prisoner, and he gave me this receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-165" type="surname" value="LE SAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-165" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN LE SAGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Robinson Road, Victoria Park—on 26th January I was indebted to Messrs. Terry and Co. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for some material—I paid it; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the receipt the prisoner gave me for the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-166" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I received a warrant for the prisoner's apprehension—I took him into custody on 2nd March on this charge—he made no answer in reply to the charge—I conveyed him to Bow Lane Station with Underwood, another officer—he made no reply to the charge there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know he stammers; I think he talked very well in the train, not on this matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOWE</hi>). I had a boy named George in my employment; he was not prosecuted for larceny—Jones was pro
<lb/>secuted for larceny about three weeks ago, after this boy had left—he was convicted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. That was for fictitious orders—he had been with us five or six years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">for stealing</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of </hi>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-168" type="surname" value="TERRY"/>
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<hi rend="italic">John Terry</hi> </persName> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">, upon which no evidence was offered</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-414-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURTON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. taken from my pocket—I felt his hand in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. That was the first house we went into—we had one pint and some tobacco—I only went into one house—there were no other men outside; there was a man inside who helped to drink the beer—your hand was in my left-hand waistcoat pocket; you knocked me down and put your hand in my pocket and handed the money over to your
<hi rend="italic">chum</hi> in the house—I called out "Police!" and the landlord came and I gave you in charge—I can't say if the other man ran up or down the street—you did not run because I had you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>prosecutor, and a third man came into my house and had some beer, for which the prosecutor paid—I saw him go out—my suspicions were aroused; I watched them and saw them go up a dark court—I went into my private parlour and opened a door which leads into that court—they all three stood against the wall, and then the two knocked the pro
<lb/>secutor down—I could not see who did that—he called out "Murder!" and "Police!" and I ran out—the prisoner was on the prosecutor holding his hands down, and the other one was on his feet—I was about 20 yards off; I could not see if the prisoner had his hands in the prosecutor's pockets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not try to rob the man in my house—you followed the other two out; you did not wait two or three minutes before doing so—you all three came in together—Mills was not drunk; you were all three perfectly sober when in my house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-173" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SALMON</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, St. Pancras Road, and am an hotel
<lb/>keeper—on the night of 22nd February I was in the beershop and went into Welles Court when the prisoner and the other men had gone out—I saw the prisoner knock the prosecutor down and jump on the top of him—the prosecutor cried out "Murder!"—I did not see the prisoner rifling his pockets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had just come out of the beershop and was in the St. Pancras Road—you put your leg behind him and knocked his chest—the other man ran away towards Edwards Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 541). I received the prisoner in custody on 20th February at 5.20 p.m.—in answer to the charge he said "It is all right, we are old
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. It is false what has been said about me. I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-415-18830319 t18830319-415-punishment-26"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GODLIMAN</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830319-416-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-177" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830319-416-offence-1 t18830319-name-177"/>George Holmes</persName>, and stealing 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-178" type="surname" value="HOLMES"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I live at Simpson Street, Wandsworth—on Saturday night, 24th February, I was in Park Lane, near Green Street, and received a blow on the back of my hat, and one on my knee, and one on my nose—I fell down—I saw somebody running away—a police
<lb/>man came to me in a few minutes—I missed one or two shillings, I would not take my oath which—the prisoners are the two men who assaulted me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Birdseye</hi>. I could not swear which of you knocked me down, but I saw the two of you at me—I saw you running away—I had come up the Edgware Road and was walking quietly along when I received a blow from behind and one on my knee—Godliman came round and struck me a blow on the nose.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Godliman</hi>. You are the two men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN YARRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 34). I was on duty on the 24th February, about 12 o'clock, in Park Lane, near Green Street, and saw the two prisoners running away—I caught Godliman—I never lost sight of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MOON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 72). I was in Park Lane near Green Street on the night of 24th February about 12 o'clock—I saw the two</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. They were searched at the station, nothing was found on them.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS PAUL</hi> (44)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. entrusted to him as agent.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EDGAR FOA</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-182" type="surname" value="VONDORMMER"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK VONDORMMER</persName> </hi>. I live at 40, Pilgrim Street, New
<lb/>castle, and am a solicitor—in June last in consequence of seeing an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Newcastle and South Shields Daily Gazette</hi> I communi
<lb/>cated with Merrick, Williams, and Co., 51, Bedford Row—they bought for us a City of Paris bond for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I received it all right—the next transaction we had with them began on 18th November, when I wrote this letter marked
<hi rend="italic">A</hi> to them (
<hi rend="italic">This inquired the lowest price at which they could purchase a bond of the</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">per cent. Imperial Austrian</hi> 1860
<hi rend="italic">State Loan</hi>)—I received this answer by telegraph: "Can secure Imperial Austrian bond at 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. nett, subject to banker's draft by to-night's post"—on the same day I sent this telegram to them: "Buy Imperial Austrian bond at 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. nett, banker's draft on demand will be forwarded to-night, Wednes
<lb/>day"—on the same day, the 22nd, I sent a letter marked
<hi rend="italic">B</hi> to them (
<hi rend="italic">This acknowledged the receipt of the telegram, enclosed a banker's draft for</hi> 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and asked for the bond to be forwarded as soon as possible</hi>)—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the draft I sent—it was drawn on the Union Bank of Lon
<lb/>don on demand—it is endorsed Merrick, Williams, and Co., in the same handwriting as that of the letters sent to me—I have paid that draft at the Newcastle Bank—on 24th November I received this telegram from Merrick, Williams, and Co.: "Letter by to-night's post. Business arranged all right," and the same morning I received this letter marked
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>:" We beg to acknowledge the receipt of banker's draft for 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. being payment for one Austrian Government Loan 1860 bond, which will be forwarded for delivery by us"—I never received the bond, and never heard from them up to 11th December, when I wrote this letter marked
<hi rend="italic">E</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) (
<hi rend="italic">Asking Merrick, Williams, and Co. to obtain the debenture, and forward as soon as possible</hi>)—I next had from them a letter of 29th Decem
<lb/>ber, marked
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>, signed T. Paul (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Mr. John Williams had died suddenly, and that the prisoner had been acting for the firm, and had been seriously ill, but that if the witness would allow the claim to stand over till</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th February the accounts would be inquired into; and asked him in the mean
<lb/>time to withdraw the serious inquiry from Scotland Yard, as the money would be returned in full, but he would have to wait</hi>)—that is in the same handwriting as the other correspondence I have had with him, and as the endorsement—I placed the matter in the hands of the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My attention was drawn to the firm of Merrick, Williams, and Co. by an advertisement in the North Shields paper, begin
<lb/>ning "City of Paris bonds for sale"—I bought a French bond from them, and was in treaty to buy this Austrian bond—they were dealers in all sorts of bonds—they would get it from somebody else, and I should buy it from them—I never knew the prisoner—the first knowledge I had of his name was when he wrote this letter saying he had been acting for the firm in consequence of the death of Mr. Williams, the principal.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-183" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MCCLENNAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the Union Bank of London, Princes Street Branch—we are agents of Messrs. Wood, bankers, New
<lb/>castle-on-Tyne—a banker's draft for 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in favour of Merrick, Williams, and Co. was presented to me, and I paid it across the counter by nine 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes numbered 22, 533 to 22, 541, and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—I don't know who presented it.</p>
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<persName id="t18830319-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-184" type="surname" value="GASH"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-184" type="given" value="THOMAS SCOTTAR"/>THOMAS SCOTTAR GASH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England—I pro
<lb/>duce nine 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes dated 19th September, and numbered 22, 533 to 22, 541—No. 22, 533 bears the endorsement "Tos. Paul, 22, King William Street"—the next one is endorsed with the name of Robinson—22, 536 has the same name in pencil, and 22, 541 is stamped "Central Bank, Shoreditch."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830319-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830319-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-185" type="surname" value="ROGERS"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-185" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, at 51, Bedford Row, London—in May last I had offices to let there; I am the landlord—the prisoner called on me about a week before 13th May—he was the first person I saw in connection with Merrick, Williams, and Co.—he said he thought the office would suit them; that it was not for himself, but for a firm he was connected with—I don't think he gave me the name of the firm—I next law him about a week after, when he called with Mr. Williams, who decided to take the office, and gave me a reference to Mr. Langridge, Holborn Viaduct—they entered into possession on 13th May, within a day I think of their second visit—the rent was 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—it was paid monthly by a cheque drawn by Langridge to Messrs. Merrick, Williams, and Co.—I know the prisoner's handwriting—I should think these letters "K," "M," and "N," and the draft, and the letters signed Paul are all in his writing—I know Langridge's writing—I should say this letter "O" is in his writing—I don't know when Mr. Williams died; the last time I saw him at the office was a month or six weeks or two months before Christmas—the prisoner was there every day till Williams died, and after that he came occasionally for a short time—he ceased going to the office before Christmas—I have seen Langridge go in and out occasionally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> From my observation at their second visit I thought Williams was the principal—the rent was sometimes paid by cash; I never had any other cheque but Langridge's—they never gave me notice to leave, but after I received the last rent I agreed to take a month's rent in lieu of notice—I think I told Paul that, and I called on Langridge—I looked to Langridge for payment—the reference was given by Williams to Langridge—while the firm carried on business I looked on Paul as a clerk or assistant.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-186" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18830319-name-186" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on a warrant on 23rd February, at King William Street—I told him I should charge him with converting to his own use a banker's draft for 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., entrusted to him by Mr. Vondormmer to purchase a bond—he made no reply—I searched him and found on him a quantity of letters and papers—the letters are those marked
<hi rend="italic">A</hi> to
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>—he said I should find more papers in a public-house in Bedford Row—I went there and found some papers marked
<hi rend="italic">N, O, P, Q</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter</hi> N,
<hi rend="italic">from Paul to Merrick, Williams, and Co., was read, stating that he was too ill to get out to-day, but that he hoped to get to the office to-morrow; that things were really dangerous, and he did not see how they could be arranged; that the landlord was very angry, and that no doubt two or three warrants would be issued</hi>.) The answer</p>
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<p>to that,
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>, was found on the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 15,
<hi rend="italic">Holborn Viaduct</hi>, 17
<hi rend="italic">th November</hi>, 1882,
<hi rend="italic">from Langridge; asked him to arrange that the cheque to Mr. Llewellyn should not be presented till the</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd; and stated that there was no letter from John, and that he wanted to see him about several matters</hi>.) I searched the office at 51, Bedford Row, but found nothing—I found the key of the safe on the prisoner—there was nothing in the safe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the way to the station he said "Have you seen Langridge?"—I said "Not lately; Langridge denies all knowledge of you"—he said "I can't understand why he should do that, as I was merely a servant, a clerk to Mr. Langridge. Mr. Langridge came every day to the office and opened the letters. After a while Langridge said 'I can't spare time to come to the office every morning; you must bring them to me;'" and he said "You will find papers at the office in Bedford Row which will prove my statement to be correct. Williams could not write, and I conducted the whole of the correspondence"—I have not been to see Langridge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A warrant has been applied for against him on two occasions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-187" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Old Street, Islington, and am the widow of John Williams—he died on 24th November last—I knew nothing about his business transactions, or where he carried on business—when he died he had 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and a few shillings, and that he brought from Wales—I did not see him with any bank-notes before November—he was not in bed before he died; he came straight home from the City—I had no money to bury him with—I went about the City and got my friends to help me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the prisoner—I knew him to be a clerk to my husband.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-417-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Edward World, and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Baron Rokeby;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a previous conviction of felony in January, 1881.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18830319-419-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image]</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOVES</hi> also
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to a previous conviction in April, 1874, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">BALL</hi> to a previous conviction in April, 1877.—
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude each</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-200" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BEDDINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a police sergeant in the employ of the Midland Railway Company—after the prisoner was taken into custody on 25th February I went to his lodging, 81, Goodwin's Road, Cattle Market—I searched the rooms, and among other things I found this biscuit box—I afterwards showed it to him and asked him to account for the possession of it—he said he had it made a present to him at the time he was married.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-201" type="given" value="EDWARD ALBERT"/>EDWARD ALBERT MARPLES</persName> </hi>. I am an apprentice to Mr. Richardson, silversmith, Norfolk Street, Sheffield—on 20th October last I packed a hamper to go by rail to Mr. Trussell, of Brighton—I put in it 12 articles: nine breakfast cruets, one butter cooler, and two biscuit boxes—this, produced is one of them—I produce a similar one from our stock—it is our special casting, and the engraving is ours—I have no doubt this is one of those I packed—the total value of the parcel was 7
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-202" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am foreman at the goods station of the Midland Railway at St. Pancras—on the night of 22nd October I checked the goods loaded into truck 25, 369 to go to Battersea, where goods for Brighton are changed into Brighton trucks—among the goods I checked was a hamper from Sheffield for Trussell, of Brighton; it was then in good order—I put the number of the truck on the invoice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-203" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES VINE</persName> </hi>. I am a number-taker employed by the Midland Railway Company at Kentish Town—on 22nd October I checked the waggons that arrived there from St. Pancras, among them 25369 from Battersea—it arrived there at 11.10 a.m. and left at 10.12 next day—it was in the siding a whole day—I did not see the prisoner working the trains that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-204" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL GILBY</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of the Midland Railway Company at Kentish Town—the guards and under-guards make a return of their working—I produce the prisoner's return—he was the under-guard of the goods train from Kentish Town to Battersea on 23rd October at 10.12 a.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-205" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT AMBROSE</persName> </hi>. I am a checker to the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway—on 23rd October I checked the goods out of the Midland van No. 25369; that was the train worked by the prisoner as under-guard—I have the invoice here—there was a hamper addressed to Trussell, of Brighton; it was broken open when I received it at Battersea—I tied it up and sent it on to Brighton.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830319-name-206" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TRUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a fancy stationer at 56, East Street, Brighton—on 24th October a hamper was delivered to me from Richardson—I checked it with the invoice—there were only three articles out of twelve left in the hamper—neither of the biscuit boxes was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "The biscuit box I had given to me and the cloth I bought. The biscuits and the flag I know nothing about, but those in the bag I plead guilty to."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I hope you will take a lenient view of the case. I have a wife and small children. If convicted I shall lose a fourteen years' character.</p>
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