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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. XCVIII.</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, April 30th, 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="t18830430-name-1" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN</hi> </persName>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court of Justice; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi> </persName>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-11" type="given" value="HERBERT JAMESON"/>HERBERT JAMESON WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-12" 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="t18830430-name-13" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNIGHT, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners hone 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, April</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th, and Tuesday May</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi> and
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Tuesday, 23rd January, I went with Constable Oldhampstead to Zion College, London Wall—I there saw Mr. Millman, the secretary and librarian—I told him why I had come, and the prisoner was sent for; he was the porter and messenger to that institution and lived there—when he came I said "We are police officers, and we have received information that there is a large quantity of stolen property here, and Mr. Millman has given us permission to search the place"—the prisoner said "Yes, you can search my place; a parcel was brought here on Saturday night by a policeman, who said he had bought it cheap at Whiteley's fire"(there had been a fire there); "he is a policeman and does duty outside; he fetched the parcel away on Monday morning, and said he was going to take it to Romford"—the prisoner, Mr. Millman, Oldhampstead, and I then went upstairs to his bedroom—the prisoner said "I have a few things which I bought at a shop in Shepherdess Walk where they sell salvage goods"—I then found a new shawl and two or three trifling things in a drawer, those were what he said he had bought in Shepherdess Walk—we afterwards went upstairs to a small attic furnished as a bedroom, and there saw a bundle on the floor—he said "Those are things I bought at the shop in Shepherdess Walk"—we then commenced to undo the bundle—he said "Oh, these are the things the policeman brought on Saturday night"—I said "Why you told us just now that he had fetched those things away to take to Romford on Monday morning"—he said "He did take some things away, but these are what he left"—the</p>
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<p>bundle contained five ends of damask, an end of linen, two remnants of figured plush, and other miscellaneous things—he said "Sergeant Batchelor, who is outside, knows the man, and knows that he brought the parcel here"—I then went outside with the prisoner, but could not see the man to whom he referred; we saw Sergeant Batchelor, and I said to him, "This man is housekeeper at Zion College, and he states that a parcel was brought there on Saturday by a policeman, and that you know who the constable is, and know that he took the parcel there"—Batchelor said "I don't know who it is, I don't know anything about it"—the prisoner said "Yes, you do know who it is"—Batchelor again said "I don't know"—I then went back with him into the house, and I said "Now, are there any more things?"—he said "No, there are no more," and having further searched the house we came into the yard, and after searching several places Mr. Millman went to a doorway in rather a dark place, we had already passed that place, Mr. Millman went to it—I did not know there was such a place—the prisoner said "For God's sake don't let him go in there, there is a lot of silks and a bundle of shawls in there: Mr. Batchelor took them in there, and they belong to him"—after some difficulty we found the key, opened the door, got a light, and went in—Mr. Millman insisted on the prisoner finding the key, and he went back to the house and got it, and we went in and there found four pieces of silk, four pieces of satin, 13 shawls, and a piece of velvet; I think there was nearly 500 yards each of silk and satin—they were the ordinary size of a piece in a warehouse—they would not go through the bars of a window five and three-quarter inches apart without great difficulty; they would have to be squeezed hard—the prisoner repeatedly said "They are the things belonging to Batchelor"—I said "Now, if you have any more things you will save us a great deal of difficulty if you will tell us where they are"—he said "There are some more things under the hall on the other side of the yard. Mr. Batchelor and the others brought the things to me and said they had bought them, but could not take them while they were on duty, and asked me to take charge of them and they would fetch them away when they were off duty. Mr. Johnson is one, but I don't know the names of the others"—we then went into the hall on the opposite side of the yard—the front door was open—this was a little before 2 o'clock in the afternoon—it is a large hall used as a reading-room—the prisoner lifted up a trapdoor in the floor under the carpet, and we went down a ladder into a cellar below, and there, in a small room or large cupboard covered over with pieces of string and paper, we found 90 yards of Welsh flannel, three pieces of muslin, a bundle of new cotton, and other things, and in a cistern in another part of the cellar six large pieces of brown cotton and one piece of white calico—I said "Is this all?"—he said "Yes, this is all; I believe this is all"—I then took him to the Chief Office of the City Police, Old Jewry, leaving Oldhampstead behind in charge of the property—on the way I said "We shall continue to make a search"—he said "If you will wait till after 4 o'clock, when Mr. Millman and Mr. Perkins, the sub-librarian, will be gone, I will show you where there are some more things in the library"—I left the prisoner there and went back to Zion College, and there learnt that the things in the library had been found; I saw a heap of things—I then went back to the Old Jewry and told him the things had been found—I took him back to Zion</p>
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<p>College to show them to him—when we were near the college he said that Batchelor and the others had brought the things to him, and that the goods were all in the room together until Monday morning, when they were removed and concealed in the places where we had found them, as Batchelor said they had got scent that the things were there—we then went in and I showed him the things—he said "There are some in the fire-buckets, have you got them?"—I said "No," and I took some things out of the fire-buckets, which were hanging up over where the other things were found in the library—the things found in the cupboard were one piece of damask, one piece of coloured flannel, four pieces of twilled winsey, four pieces of plush, one piece of brown cotton, one piece of white cotton, a bundle of shawls and some ladies' under-clothing—all the things were more or less damaged, and most of them wet—some were partly burnt, rather scorched—the things were taken to the station in a cart—I took the prisoner to the station, Moor Lane—I then sent for Batchelor and saw him in the prisoner's presence, and, pointing to all the goods, I said "I found all these things in Zion College, and the prisoner says you have taken them there in parcels"—Batchelor said "It is false"—the prisoner said to Batchelor "You know you have brought parcels there to me"—Batchelor again said "It is false"—the prisoner said "You know others have brought parcels there to me"—Batchelor said "I don't"—the prisoner said "Johnson has brought parcels there to me several times"—I said "Do you mean now that it was Johnson and not Batchelor that has brought the things to you?"—he said "They have both brought them"—the prisoner said to Batchelor "Do you know the fair man on duty at the gate?"—Batchelor said "I know two fair men, Fagan and McKee"—the prisoner said "Yes, that's them, and you know they have brought parcels to me"—Batchelor said "I don't know"—Johnson was then sent for, and I said to Johnson, in the prisoner's presence, "I found these things in Zion College, and the prisoner says you have taken some of them there in parcels"—John son said "I don't Know anything about it"—the prisoner was then charged—the charge was read over to him—he said "Batchelor, Johnson, McKee, and another, I forget his name, brought the things to me"—next morning, about 10 o'clock, I saw Fagan and McKee in the prisoner's presence at the station, and I said to them "I found these things in Zion College, and the prisoner says you have taken some of them there in parcels"—McKee said "I deny it, I was never inside Zion College in my life, and if you speak the truth you will say so"—the prisoner said "Yes, you have been there, and you fetched a parcel away on Monday morning to take to Romford"—McKee said "I deny it"—the prisoner said "You left a note with my wife on Saturday evening to say when you would call to fetch a parcel away"—McKee again said "I deny it"—Fagan said "It is not true, I was never in Zion College"—the prisoner said to him "I saw you on Saturday afternoon, and told you that I should not be at home during the evening, and if you went to my place you would find no one at home but my wife"—Fagan said "I don't remember anything of the kind"—Mr. Kent, of Perrott's, has seen the things I found—I have looked at the windows of Zion College looking into Philip Lane; they are not large enough for all the parcels to be put through—there is a space of 5) inches; the small things could be put through, but the large ones like the calico and winsey it would be impossible to get through; loose things might, but not the more bulky portions.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was first instructed to act in this matter on the 23rd, that same morning—I have had charge of the case from that time—the conversation I had with the prisoner was one continued conversation; it was partly at the house where I found the goods, and partly on the way to the station, and at the station—he did not say much to me after he was charged—what he said to Batchelor and the others was chiefly at the station—I did not make any notes—he was first taken before the Alderman on the 24th—nothing was said then, he was merely put back—the 26th was the first time that evidence was taken before Alderman Owden—on that occasion Mr. Thomas Beard appeared for the prisoner—there was then a remand for more than a week—on 2nd February Mr. Dutton appeared for the prisoner—there was then a remand till 14th February—he had been admitted to bail before then; I believe on the 24th January—I was not present at any conversation between Colonel Fraser, the Commissioner of Police, and the prisoner—I was not aware that he had any conversation with the Commissioner—I don't know of his being taken before him, or any inspector; I should say he was not—I know it was suggested that his witnesses should see the Com
<lb/>missioner with him, but that was declined—there was an application to Alderman Owden on a sworn information for a warrant against Batchelor, Johnson, McKee, and Fagan; it was refused—I have no personal know
<lb/>ledge of the duties performed by the police at the site of the fire from 8th December to 22nd January, or of the manner in which the goods were guarded there—I have no knowledge of the handwriting of Fagan or McKee—the officers find their own pocket-books—I have not had the pocket-books of Fagan or McKee brought to my notice to see whether any portion of them is missing—I saw Mr. Beard look at them at the police-court and compare them with that piece of paper marked B—I never had possession of them—I can't say that this is part of a leaf from a policeman's pocket-book; it might be part of anybody's pocket-book; one policeman may buy one for 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and one for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I had no communication from Acting-Sergeant Harper in this matter before I went to the prisoner—the things which the prisoner said he bought in Shepherdess Walk were very trifling compared with what we found in other places—the police were on duty eight hours, from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m., and from 2 p.m. till 10 p.m., and they changed week about every Thursday, and the sergeants would change once a month—I never saw the note which the prisoner said McKee left with his wife—this note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) says "To be ready at 5.30"—this case is not prosecuted by Rylands', or the fire offices, or by any insured parties—Mr. Wontner appeared for the prosecution the first time; Mr. Humphreys was there to watch the interests of Batchelor, McKee, Johnson, and Fagan after the application for a warrant against them—I don't think Mr. Grain was there as Counsel before that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 23rd January, while Child was gone to the Detective Office with the prisoner I remained at the college—Mr. Millman was there—from what was said to me I went to the north end of the library, and in a cupboard under the library under some papers I found some articles which were afterwards shown to Child and to the prisoner; it consisted of flannel, plush, and so on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no knowledge of the putting up of the hoarding round the site of the fire—I have never seen Fagan or McKee write, and am not familiar with their writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-21" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD COLLARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). On Wednesday, 24th Jan., after the prisoner was out on bail, he came to Moor Lane Police-station to fetch away the property that had been taken from him when he was searched at the station—he said "I am very sorry that the police were not put into the witness-box to-day; for if they had, they would have committed gross perjury; it was a scandalous thing for them to say that they know nothing about it; I received the stuff through the window of the college in Philip Lane from them; they told me that when they were at a fire they were generally able to buy some cheap bargains, and they asked me to mind it for them, and I did so; McKee called at my place on the Saturday night and took away a parcel, and I think you ought to find out where he went to on that occasion; I received a roll or bundle from one of the constables through the window, and he put a label on it, and I dare say you can find it now if it has not been lost in removing the goods."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was a voluntary conversation of his—he did not say that he had been out to a dinner at the Albion on the Saturday, where he was an occasional waiter—I believe he is a waiter; I have been told so—I did not understand from him that in his absence his wife had allowed the parcel to go—I did not take a note of the conversation; I remember it—I did not question him at all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). On Tuesday, 23rd January, I was at Moor Lane Police-station when the prisoner was in custody—his sister and her husband brought him some refreshment and saw him in the charge room—I said that any conversation that took place must be in the presence of the gaoler—I heard a portion of the conversation; I I heard him say to his sister "You know that these men have brought parcels to my place;" and she replied "No, I know nothing at all about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was the only part of the conversation I heard—the prisoner's sister said "I know nothing at all about it"—I did not hear her add "except what you told me"—I was not present on 24th or 25th February, when the prisoner was questioned by the Chief Commis
<lb/>sioner or Captain Bowman, or by any superior officer of mine—I myself put the question to him "Tell us truly, were there any others in it than the four you have mentioned?"—that was when he was charged at the station in the first onset, and he replied "No others"—when the charge was read over to him he said "The police know all about it"—I said "Who?" and he then mentioned those four names; I wrote them down, and said "Are there any more that know anything about it?" and he Raid "No"—I do not know of the Commissioner seeing him on any occasion—I did not say to him "Is Sergeant Taylor in it?"</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LARKMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at Thames Haven Street, Abbey Street, Ber
<lb/>mondsey, and am a scaffolder in the employment of Greenwood and Co., builders—after this fire, about a fortnight before Christmas, I was em
<lb/>ployed as foremen of the workmen in putting up the scaffold to take down the dangerous part of the premises in Philip Lane—I saw the prisoner a few days before, I can't exactly say the date—it was between 20 minutes past 7 and half-past, in the morning—he was looking over a pile of calico against the shaft facing Aldermanbury Avenue; he was on the first floor, above the pavement; there were about eight or nine steps to get to it; the place was in a dangerous state—I asked him what he wanted there; he said he worked for the Salvage—I said nobody was allowed there</p>
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<p>because it was dangerous, as there was ironwork hanging over their heads—he never answered me, he said "All right," or something like that—I walked out and he followed me—he did not go away, he stood outside—I then went up the front scaffold, about 25 feet high, and saw him go back again to the same place, and I saw him return with a parcel something like calico; I saw the end of it, it was white—he went out at the front gate, towards London Wall, carrying the parcel with him—I saw no more of him that day—before he went to this place I had seen the pile of calico, four wide and two on the top—After the prisoner had gone there was one gone out of the two—a few days after Christmas I saw the prisoner again on the same floor where I saw him first, with a bundle of shawls in his hand—I asked him where he was going with them—he said he was going to take them to Silver and Flemings, that was a place where the salvage goods were taken, in London Wall—to go there he would have to go through Philip Lane and round London Wall—that was between 20 minutes and half-past 7, the same time as before—the place he took these things from was inside the hoarding—the door was opened at 7 o'clock in the morning—I don't remember seeing him inside the hoarding on other occasions—I saw him once in Philip Lane on one occasion, and saw Police-constable John
<lb/>son—that was after, the dangerous part had been put right—Goddard came through Philip Lane—they were not together—Goddard came through the London Wall gate, Johnson was at the gate—nothing passed that I know of—I did not point out anything to Johnson on that occasion—Johnson drew my attention to Goddard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a Londoner—I do not know a person named Maley—I have not been drinking with him at a public-house—I have not drunk anything for six years—I do not know Fagan, only by being about the gate—I have seen Batchelor and talked to him sometimes when I have been doing work—I know Johnson—I am not an acquaint
<lb/>ance of theirs—I never saw them before they came there, I don't think I ever saw them before Christmas; it was not quite light at half-past 7 in December when I passed through the gate—there were policemen there, I believe—I can't say who they were—I always passed policemen every morning at 7 o'clock—I was never allowed to take out any parcel—some of the Salvage men are in uniform; not those who are working for them—I was at the hearing before Alderman Owden, and afterwards I went to Messrs. Humphreys and Sons—Sergeant Batchelor asked me to go to Guildhall, I can't say on what day—I did not know exactly that the prisoner was stealing these goods, because I thought he was working for the Salvage Corps—I did not actually know, after the second occasion, that he was stealing the goods; he told me he was going to take them to Silver and Fleming's—I have said that I saw him several times walking up and down Philip Lane—it was after the second occasion that I knew he was not working for the Salvage Corps, and that what he had said was false; I can't say exactly how long after, a week or nine days—I was not asked by Batchelor to go and see the prisoner when he was in custody; I was asked to attend the Court, I believe—I was told the day he was coming up—I did not go inside—I was told by the police to stop outside—I don't know who that was—it was two days after I had told Johnson that Batchelor asked me what I knew of the man—I can't fix the day; it was after the first hearing, I believe, when Johnson came to me, and Batchelor came two days after</p>
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<p>—I told Batchelor what I had seen of him—he said, "All right; I shall want you to attend at Guildhall"—I first identified the prisoner as the man I had seen, when Johnson pointed him out to me; I did not know that he was in trouble—I was not called on the second hearing—I believe one of these four policemen told me to come next week—I was not called then—I was taken to Mr. Humphreys's office, I believe, after the third hearing, and then I made my statement; I went to the police-court again after that, and then I was not called—I have never given evidence till to-day—9 or 10 men were at work with me—I did not go down and stop the man when I saw this, because I could not get down in time enough—I don't believe there was a policeman there at that time—I believe he had walked up as far as Aldermanbury Avenue—there was a gate there; sometimes they go there and talk to one another; it is not above 50 or 60 yards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never knew any of the police in this case till I went to this fire, or any of the people there—besides the Salvage Corps, some labourers were employed to assist in removing the property; they were not in the Salvage dress—I first stated to Batchelor what I had seen.</p>
<p>By the
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I believe some of the salvage had been removed from different parts before this, but I don't know whether any was removed from there at that time; I was busy with my own work—I asked this man a question, and he said he belonged to the Salvage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-24" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-24" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA HILL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Hill, and live in Johnson's Yard, London Wall—I know Mrs. Goddard, the prisoner's wife; her little girl and mine go to the same school—on Saturday, 20th January, I received a message three times, in consequence of which I went to Zion College at 3.30 in the afternoon, and saw Mrs. Goddard, and had a conversation with her; in consequence of that I went again in the evening, and she gave me this piece of calico produced—it was wet; there were about 15 yards—on the Monday I gave my daughter a half-crown; I received a message from her, and on the Monday evening I went and saw Mrs. Goddard again—I afterwards received some silk from my daughter, which I have here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Goddard did not tell me that the police had brought things which they had bought cheaply at the fire, and that for minding them they had made her a trifling present—she said her husband and four others had attended a sale, and bought goods from the fire in Wood Street, damaged by fire and saturated—I don't know who asked me to be a witness—Mr. Child called on roe—I was at Guild
<lb/>hall, but was not called—I was there once, and I was taken ill—I was not talking to Batchelor outside the Court at Guildhall; I don't know the man properly; I just know him by sight, nothing more—I have not been to Mr. Humphreys or Mr. Wontner.</p>
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<persName id="t18830430-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830430-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-25" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-25" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a surveyor—I went to Zion College and made this plan of the premises; these are tracings of that plan—it is correct, and drawn to a scale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not take the height of the hoarding—I should think it was about 8 feet, at the utmost not more than 10.</p>
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<persName id="t18830430-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830430-name-26" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-26" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-26" type="given" value="ELIZA EMMA"/>ELIZA. EMMA HILL</persName> </hi> I am the daughter of Eliza Hill—on Monday, 23rd January, I went to Zion College, and gave a half-crown to Mrs. Goddard; that was after my mother had brought home the calico—on that occasion Mrs. Goddard gave me some silk, about 11 yards; it was damaged—I took it to my mother.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was very much damaged by fire and water—I have been fetched here within the last hour—I do not know Sergeant Batchelor—I have never been in a Court before.</p>
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<persName id="t18830430-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830430-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-27" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-27" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KING</persName> </hi>. I am a buyer to Rylands and Co., Limited, at 55, Wood Street—at the time of the fire they had a large quantity of property there, which was afterwards taken charge of by the Salvage Corps—I have been shown by the police the property taken possession of in Zion College—I have been through it all—some of it still has our tickets on it, and other of the goods are exactly of the kind we had on the premises at the time of the fire—I have put down on a list the original cost of the articles, the total being about 215
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that is the cost price to us as whole
<lb/>sale dealers—I did not measure the things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the premises about a week after the fire—the salvage value of the things is 43
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—we had some umbrellas——I could not say that these three (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were part of ours—I don't understand umbrellas; I have nothing to do with them—I could not say that none of the property had not been sold by the fire offices.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been through the property item by item; it is all damaged, some by fire and some by water—some have our tickets on, and the rest correspond exactly with the goods we had in our possession at the time of the fire.</p>
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<persName id="t18830430-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830430-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-28" type="surname" value="KENT"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-28" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM KENT</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Perrott and Co.—on 20th March I went through the property shown to me by the police—a gentleman from Rylands's put the value on it, and I measured it—I believe Mr. King put the salvage value on it.</p>
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<persName id="t18830430-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830430-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-29" type="surname" value="SWANSTON"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SWANSTON</persName> </hi>. I am chief officer of the Salvage Corps—after the lire the property that was left was in a great measure taken charge of by the Salvage Corps, a hoarding was put round, and police were on duty at every gate—there was no sale of salvage stock before 21st January—when the search was made at Zion College a good deal of the property had been removed to the auction rooms by labourers, to be sorted and arranged for sale—the prisoner was never employed by me to take any property away—I never authorised or knew of his taking any away—until the search at the college I was not aware that any had been removed from the ruins—I was acting for the whole of the insurance companies.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was acting in respect of all the damaged property—perhaps 25 firms claimed from the insurance offices, to the amount of about 900,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the hoarding was put up as soon as possible—before it was put up there was a cordon of police, so that no one could pass—there were about 10 gates to the hoarding, and police at each—the salvage men began to remove some portion of the damaged stock early the next day after the premises were reported safe, about 10 days after the fire—the worst were left and the best taken away at once—the whole of the salvage service men wear a uniform—some goods of the best description are carried off the premises by labourers—the vans are loaded by labourers, but each van is conducted by our own officers—the vans would be drawn up inside the hoarding; there would be no necessity to carry parcels out—the police would turn them back; I have known them do so—about 20 or 25 of my men would be in uniform, but we have more than 100 labourers employed—we are always at work from 8 o'clock in the morning till 6—I am there on an average every day myself; I may miss several</p>
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<p>days—I have found a gate open and hunted a man to it, who has been, perhaps, round the corner—I knew Batchelor, Fagan, and McKee by sight, perhaps, but not by name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BATCHELOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi> 26), On Wednesday, 3rd January, I went on duty at the scene of the fire in Wood Street, and remained on duty there every day up to 23rd January, except when I was on leave once or twice—my hours of duty were from 6 o'clock in the morning till 2 in the afternoon—I had 14 men under me, among them Johnson, Fagan, and McKee—their hours were from 2 o'clock till 10 in the afternoon from Sunday, 14th, to 23rd January—not quite during the whole of that time, they changed on Thursdays—after the 23rd they varied, a week early, a week late—I first saw Goddard to speak to on Sunday, the 21st—I had seen him before pass and repass in the neighbourhood of the fire—I did not know who he was then—it was early in the morning of the 21st that I saw him, some time from 7 to 7.30, in Philip Lane, within the hoarding—Johnson was speaking to him when I came up—Johnson said "This is Mr. Goddard, from Zion College, sergeant"—I said "Oh"—Goddard said "It is very cold this morning, sergeant"—I said "Yes, it is fresh"—he said "Sergeant, I have something nice indoors, same
<lb/>thing that will do you good"—I said "What is that?"—he said "I have some nice turtle soup; do you like it?"—I said "I don't know; I have often thought I should like to taste it, but it is a thing I have never tasted in my life"—he then went indoors, and within half an hour he brought some out, and me and Johnson drank it—he said it was some he had Drought home from a dinner party that he had been at a night or two previous—it is not true that I brought any of this property which was found at Zion College on to those premises, or that I knew of its being taken there—I did not know of McKee, Johnson, or Fagan having taken any there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before Sir Thomas Owden that the property then produced was all that was brought from Zion House—I meant by that the property I had seen at Moor Lane—I said I had no knowledge of how the property got to Zion College; I swear that to-day—I have not taken any property there, or authorised any to be taken there—before Sergeant Child came to me with Goddard I knew nothing about it—I did not tell the prisoner that the police had got scent of the matter—Mr. Beard cross-examined me—I said that I never had any conversation with Mrs. Goddard—that was quite true—I did not go to her with Goddard on the evening of 17th and ask her for the key of the place under the library, and for a candle; I did not receive a key or candle from her; I did not promise to ring the bell when I had done—I did not leave a parcel with her—I did not call on Saturday evening with John
<lb/>son and see Mrs. Goddard—I did not go under the library with Johnson I did not say I would ring in the morning if I wanted her—I was not there at all on Sunday morning or Saturday night—I never had breakfast with them—I did not meet a man as I came downstairs from breakfast, I was not there—I have never seen the window of Zion College open while I have been there—I did not tell Mrs. Goddard about losing my child—I never had any conversation with Mr. or Mrs. Goddard about my being a married man with a family, and the circumstances of my family—I was shown a girl, Lydia Goddard, at the police-court—I said "I never saw this child before to my knowledge"—that is quite true—</p>
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<p>Goddard did not have any conversation with me about a fortnight or three weeks after Christmas—he never asked me if I could find two policemen who had been engaged by the College, and who were to call for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which they had earned—he never spoke to me in reference to them—I don't know that two policemen did call and receive 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I know one did, to have a reward for his attention—I said at the police-court "Two men did call to receive 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each"—that was not a slip—I know one called, and he told me that the other did; it was only hearsay that the other one called—I am not allowed to buy goods while on duty, or to take goods away—I never told the prisoner that—I never asked the prisoner to mind anything for me—I do not know where the lavatory or stoke
<lb/>hole is—I have never been inside the hoarding of Zion College—in my evidence at Guildhall I said I had never been there but once, and that was five years ago, to get a certificate for one of my children—I said "I don't know where the library is, or where the steps leading to the library are"—I do not know the breakfast room—I was never in the library with either Fagan or Johnson—I never had a conversation with the prisoner in the street when there was a man with him—I never met either of the two constables with the prisoner—I never left the College in a cab with another man either walking or riding—I never left at the time a cab had gone from there with goods—I was never there to see it go away—I said "Since the fire I have not been in a cab to St. Mary Axe or to New Street, Bishopsgate Street"—I live at Rose Alley, close to Bishopsgate—there are three entrances to the alley, and two from New Street—I never washed my hands in Zion College—the little girl that was shown to me never made me toast—I was present when Goddard made a statement to the Alderman. (
<hi rend="italic">Portions of a detailed statement made by the prisoner, to the effect that the goods were brought to him by the police, were read to the witness, the truth of which he denied seriatim</hi>.) I know Burland, the cabman, by sight since I saw him as a witness at the police-court—I did not know of his being called from the rank in Moorgate Street on Wednesday, 17th January, by a constable in plain clothes, and that he pulled up in front of Zion College—to my knowledge no things were put inside the cab, no two men got in—I was not there, and can't say that one of the men sat out
<lb/>side with the cabman—Johnson lives in St. Mary Axe, at the last house on the left, at the corner of Houndsditch—I was not with the cab stooping outside Johnson's place—I did not ride with that cab to New Street—did not get out and take any parcels from the cab and go up the court—I did not give the cabman 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I had nothing to do with the cab—I did not go to Mrs. Goddard about half-past 9 o'clock on Monday, 22nd January—I did not say to her "Where is Johnson?" nor did she say" He is in the library with Goddard"—I did not say "Go and tell him he is wanted on duty immediately"—I did not remain there till he came—I did not know of Johnson calling on Mrs. Goddard on Tuesday, 23rd, at 6 o'clock in the evening—I know nothing about his calling on her—I know Miss Smith—I did not give her three umbrellas, I lent them to her—I don't know whether these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the three—I believe this is one of them, the black-handled one; I believe I did give that to her—I did not take them from the fire, I bought them at the Exchange in Hounds
<lb/>ditch, at one time—I did not buy them to give to Miss Smith; I only left them with her—I did not leave a parcel with her—I know there was one, my daughter left it there, so my wife told me—I don't know what it</p>
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<p>contained, my wife told me it was mangling; it had nothing to do with me, I only fetched it because my wife asked me—I did not see it opened—my wile told me that the girl had left it there—Miss Smith did not insist on my taking away the bundle—I know Miss Morrison—she was barmaid or servant there—her father and mother were strangers to me—I don't know what Mr. Morrison is—Mrs. Morrison with her husband saw me on duty in Skinner Street, Bishopsgate, three or four months ago, and said, "Did you keep my daughter away from her situation last Friday night?"—I did not say "Yes"—I said, "I am very sorry, I am regularly ashamed of myself"—I made use of those words because I had treated the girl; "I was drunk, or I should not have done it, and your daughter had a drop of drink too"—Mr. Morrison did not say, "You are a regular beast," I swear that, nothing like it—I said, "Yes, I know I am, and I am very sorry, if I can do anything for you I will"—Morrison did not say, "You would lock me up if you had a chance; the Wood Street job is not over yet; I could have
<hi rend="italic">limed</hi> you before now, take care I don't do it"—I did not say, 'I know you could, and it is a very bad job," I said nothing about a bad job—Mrs. Morrison said, "We shall report you at the station"—I might have said, "For God's sake don't do that, don't ruin me like that, for the sake of my wife and children"—I was sent for that same evening, and a charge was made against me before my inspector—the charge was not that I had enticed her away, taken her to a coffee-house, and ravished her when she was insensible—a charge was made and investigated, but not proved—those words were not made use of—I paid for a bed for her, not for myself—it is not true that she met me before I was off duty; I met her shortly after 10 o'clock—she spoke to me first, or I should not have spoken to her—I went to one public-house with her, and went with her in a tramway down Kingsland Road towards Abney Park—we did not go to a public-house there—she did not ask for lemonade, and I did not insist that she should have brandy—I have not seen her here—I did not pass the night in that bedroom and remain till 7 o'clock next morning—I swear that I was not in bed with her—she did not faint—I paid half a crown for the bed—I did not go and tell her father and mother where she was, I did not know where they lived—it was too late to tell Miss Smith, the house would be closed at the time—it was between 12 and 1 o'clock when I paid for the bed at the coffee-shop—between 10 and 12, seeing that she was the worse for drink, I thought she would walk it off—it was entirely to walk off the effects of the drink that I went with her—I did not admit to Miss Smith that I had made her drunk and slept at the coffee-shop—I told Miss Smith that I was ashamed of myself for what I had done—I did not admit that I had been to the coffee-house with her—I did not go into the bedroom—I slept at my own house that night—I got home about 2 o'clock—the coffee-shop is in Brushfield Street, that is not many minutes' from my place—I don't know that I Saw anybody but my own people when I got home, I mean my wife and children, because I had to go into the same room where they were—the children are not grown up, the eldest is about 13 or 14—I saw three children that night; they were not awake—I cannot vouch any person except my wife who could prove that I slept at my own house that night—I did not send up a cup of coffee for the girl after 7 o'clock in the morning—I did not take away two parcels from Miss Smith's place,</p>
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<p>only one—I had been using her house six, seven, or eight months, I dare say; I have been in the habit of going in and out—I had known the girl Morrison as a barmaid there all that time—I went and asked Miss smith for the umbrellas I had left, and she said she had sent them away—I did not give them to her; I had left them there for my own private reasons, for the purpose of making a present, I don't wish to say to whom, I decline to say—I bought them six or seven weeks ago at the Clothes Exchange, Houndsditch—I got the three cheap in one lot, or I should not have bought them—I did not want them myself—I bought them quite a month after the prisoner was in custody—I fetched the parcel away about six or seven weeks ago, I could not tell the date—that was not after the umbrellas, I took them there a week or 10 days after I fetched the parcel away—my daughter is not here—I don't know when she left the parcel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Miss Morrison is 21 years of age, or within a month or so—I came off duty at 10 o'clock, and went down Bishopsgate Street for a walk and met her, and went for a walk with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-31" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). After the fire I went on duty at the hoarding—I was on duty at the ropes at the corner of Aldermanbury, when I first commenced doing duty there from 6 in the morning till 2 in the afternoon for three days, and I then changed from 2 in the afternoon till 10 at night—I did not know of any goods being removed from the site of the fire except by the salvage men—I did not know that any goods had been removed into Zion College, or that any had been taken there by the police to be taken charge of; I saw none taken there—I did not know the prisoner till a long time after Christmas, some time in January I think it was—I had seen him to and fro Philip Lane—I found that he was the beadle at Zion College—I first spoke to him some time in January, something like the 21st, on a Sunday—I saw him come through the gate in Philip Lane towards Addle Street—I saw Sergeant Batchelor come through the gate—he went into Addle Street to visit the other men I think—Goddard said to me, "It is a very cold morning, don't you feel cold?"—I said, "Not very cold"—we had a fire in a large tin pot there—I was in uniform—he said, "Would you like something?"—I said, "what is it?"—he said, "Well, I have got a drop of turtle soup indoors, would you like some of that?"—I said, "Well, I have never tasted it, I should like to taste it," and he brought some in a mug, about a pint, and a cup with it—while he was speaking to me Batchelor came through the gate—I had spoken to the prisoner before that—I never went inside Zion College, or inside the College hoarding—I did not know of any of the goods being there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was first on duty at the ropes at the corner of Alder
<lb/>manbury for three evenings, and then I had to go to Aldermanbury Avenue Gate, and then at Addle Street for three weeks or a month—I was alternately under Sergeant Batchelor and Sergeant Taylor—I was at Guildhall when Goddard made his defence before the Alderman—I said then I had no knowledge of any goods being left at Zion College; I say so now—I was not in the College on the Wednesday, or any other day—I did not have breakfast there—I know Edward Moore—I saw him on 17th January in the morning come through Philip Lane—I did not see him that evening—I and Batchelor were not in our shirt-sleeves on the premises—I saw no cab—no cab was called by me—no bundles were put</p>
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<p>on the cab—I did not go with any cab—I live at 54, Houndsditch, at the corner of St. Mary Axe—I don't know what cab you mean—I heard a man swear at Guildhall that he was a cabman—no cab came to where I live, nor was any parcel taken from a cab and removed to my house—I never gave the little girl Goddard a penny—she did not make any toast for me—I did not give her these toy tea-things—I saw them at Guildhall, and I was asked the question there—I never gave any toys to anybody—I did not hear the child ask her mother whether I was the gentleman who had given her the tea-things—she did not say "Yes," nor did the child say to me "I am very much obliged to you, sir"—that did not take place—I never went in with Batchelor, and had breakfast there, or any toast—Goddard's statement as to me is all untrue—Batchelor and I did not get two long iron rods, go into the stoke-hole, and place one end on the stove and the other end on the wooden partition, and afterwards putting some pieces of paper on the rods, spread some shawls out to dry—I don't know the stoke-hole—nothing of the kind took place in my presence—when I was on duty at the Gate the acting sergeant asked me where Batchelor was—I said "He is close handy here, I saw him pass just now"—he said he wanted to see him—I saw him in Philip Lane—I told him the acting sergeant wanted to, see him—we sometimes speak of him as the acting skipper—I meant Sergeant Harper—Batchelor said "All right, I will go and see him"—Goddard did not say to me "Will yon step in and have a cup of tea"—I did not say "Thank you," and go and sit down in his place in the presence of his wife and daughter—I was not told that there was something wrong, and that persons were said to be watching the place; nor did I say "There is nothing wrong as far as we are concerned, and they know better than to do so—no toast was made for me—I did not help to move the things to the flap in the library—I don't know the flap—Mrs. Goddard did not say to Goddard in my presence, "Make him come and letch the things away they have given us, I won't have them here"—I did not say "Don't worry yourself, you will find everything is correct, there is nothing for you to fear;" nor did she say "I don't care, come and take them away"—nothing of the kind took place—I did not say to Mrs. Goddard, "Our people won't take any notice of your carrying a bundle; do you mind taking this to the door, and I will walk in front of you?"—I did not walk in front of her while she was carrying a bundle; I was not in there at all to walk with her—I did not on Tuesday, 23rd, about 6 o'clock, say to Mrs. Goddard, "My heavens, what is up, Mrs. God
<lb/>dard?"—she did not say "Do you know where my husband is?" nor did I say "No"—she did not say "Well, he is over at the police-station"—I did not see Airs. Goddard—I did not say "My God, we shall get the blame; whatever you say, don't say we took anything away in the cab"—I did not put up my hands and implore her again and again to say noth
<lb/>ing about it—she did not say "The detectives have been here to-day, and taken all the things you gave me, and if you have got anything at home they will be after you as well"—I did not say "All right, I will see to that"—I never went to the gates of the College in plain clothes—I don't ever remember going that way after I had done my duty.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-32" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK FAGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 253). After the fire in Wood Street I was on duty in the neighbourhood up to and after 23rd January—I know Zion College—it is not true that I ever took any goods there from the fire—I have never been in Zion College.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know whose writing this paper (
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>) is—I have a book here with my writing—I have not been told to bring it here—I produced it at Guildhall—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the book I was using on 18th January—it is my writing—I never wrote that paper (
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>)—I don't know whether it is the same kind of paper as that in my pocket-book—that is the only book I had in use in January—I think I have had persons in custody since 18th January—I can't recollect that I had to make any re
<lb/>port—this writing on the cover of the book is mine, and also that in the pages—I never gave a piece of paper to McKee to give to Goddard, or took it myself—I deny that I had anything to do with the making up of goods according to this list, and fetching them away in a cab—I deny knowing anything of the transaction at all—Goddard spoke to me about the two men who were entitled to 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each for the service they had done in protecting the salvage, and I believe I referred him to Batchelor—I believe they belonged to his division—I did not meet Goddard in Philip Lane, and say "Johnson was to have picked up a lot of things cheap, and meant to bring them round when it was dark;" nothing of the kind—I did not say "Both me and McKee are on leave this Sunday; will you make up the things left at your place next night, two parcels? one McKee will come and fetch, the other one I shall take away myself if you will be kind enough to keep it till I call for it"—Goddard did not say tome" Very well"—I had nothing to do with indicating what was to be put in the parcel, and that everything was to be covered up with a white cloth—I never had anything to do with it—I still persist that I did not write that paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-33" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MCKEE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 274). After the fire I was on duty at the hoarding in London Wall, and afterwards in Addle Street—I was not at all aware that any goods had been taken away from the site of the fire, and put into Zion College—I never took any there, or knew of their being taken there by the police or anybody else, or concealed there—on Sunday, 14th January, the prisoner spoke to me—I had, known him from the first day I came to the fire—I knew that he lived at Zion College—he wanted to pass in and out, and I wanted to know who he was, and he told me; and from that I knew him—he came to me about six o'clock that evening, and said, "You never seem to be on leave the same as other men; you are always at this post"—I said, "Yes, I am on leave the same as other men once a fortnight; I shall be on leave this day week"—he said, "I suppose you go away?"—I said, "Yes, I go to Romford sometimes; I shall go there this day week"—I go to Romford once a month, sometimes oftener—I went there on Saturday afternoon, 20th January, about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—I came back on Sunday evening about 9.30—I did not take any parcel with me from Zion College to Romford on that occasion—I had not left a parcel there on the Saturday—I was on duty on the Monday morning—I did not leave—I have never left a parcel at Zion College, or taken one away from there—I have never been in the College.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have friends at Romford—I go there generally when I am on leave, once a fortnight—I never asked Goddard to take care of a parcel till I came off duty, and say I wanted to send it away into the country—Goddard never said to me, "What time are you going to Romford on Saturday? Fagan wants me to do up a parcel to take with you"—nor did I say "I shan't be leaving before 6.30"—Goddard did not</p>
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<p>say "All right," and walk on to Fagan's gate—I do not know Fagan's handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The person I went to see at Romford was Elizabeth Parker, at Lawn Villas, Victoria Road, Romford—the was there when I went there on the Saturday—I got there a few minutes after 5 o'clock, and stayed there till I returned on sunday night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-34" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK FAGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not hand this piece of paper to Goddard—I cannot say who struck a pen through the capital F—I did not obliterate any of the letters—I did not write this capital B in the word "Removing."</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-35" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LARKMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I said to Mr. Wontner "I had already told my foreman when I first saw the man, about his being on the premises"—that is true.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">desired that the statement of the prisoner which was put in before the Magistrate should be read</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected, as it was not a voluntary statement made by the prisoner when called on, but one prepared by the prisoner's solicitor, and handed in by him.</hi> The
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">could not receive it as a statement made under the Statute; it was evidently a statement prepared as instructions to Counsel, and from which the witnesses had been cross-examined</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The following witnesses were called for the defence</hi>:—</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a cabman, and live at 9, New North Road, Hoxton—on Wednesday evening, 17th January, I was driving my cab, and about 6.2 I was fetched off the rank to Zion College—a man came out from the College with some parcels—they were put on the front cushion in the cab—there were three or four men under the archway—there were only two lots of goods brought out—one of the men that rode in the cab brought the first lot out—two men rode in the cab, and I drove away with the goods—they were rather large parcels—the first lot was brought out across his arms; they were wrapped up in paper—I did not see the contents of any of them—the first place I was ordered to go to was St. Mary Axe—I was ordered to go through Camomile Street, turn to the left, and stop at the last private door on the left, at the corner of Houndsditch—one of the men got out there and took about half of the luggage with him, and went into the private door—I was then ordered to go to New Street, Bishopsgate, and the remainder of the luggage was taken out on his shoulder at the first court on the left—the first man did not return to the cab—I could not say the name of the court the second man went into—the last man paid me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and went a way—the prisoner was not one of the men—I could not recognise either of the men—I can form no belief about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The men were in plain clothes—there is no mistake about the time; I looked at Milner's clock at the time—the cab stopped at the gates of Zion College—I was fetched from the rank in Moorgate Street—the man who fetched me rode on the box, and told me where to drive—he got down and went inside the gateway—he did not bring out the first parcel—the man who got out at New Street brought out the first lot—the first I saw of him was when he brought the parcels out—he came out of the College—one parcel was a large one—it was put inside the cab—the man who rode on the cab did not bring the other parcel, it was a third man—there were two or three men there—I thought it was a roll of something pretty heavy, about as much as each</p>
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<p>man could carry, like a regular roll from a warehouse—I saw no woman there—I don't know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure the prisoner is not one of the persons I have spoken of—they were both bigger men than he.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-37" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, at 29, Barbican—I have known the prisoner 12 months—he is no connection of mine—I have visited him at Zion College, where he was porter—on Friday, J 12th January, I was in Philip Lane, and the prisoner spoke to Fagan at the first gate of the hoarding near London Wall—it was some time in the morning—I can't say the time—the prisoner produced a note to Fagan, and asked him the names of two policemen and their numbers—I then went through Philip Lane to another gate or hoarding at the top of Seward Street, at the top of Wood Street—the defendant there spoke to Sergeant Batchelor, and showed him a piece of paper—I then went round Wood Street to the College—on Wednesday, 17th January, I went to the College again about 4 o'clock in the afternoon—the defendant is occasionally employed at the Albion as a waiter, and at other houses—when I got there he was pre
<lb/>paring to go out to a dinner, and he left before 5 o'clock—I remained there two or three hours, in and out—I was looking after the stokehole or cokehouse—I was there and upstairs, and in the kitchen and about—while I was there two policeman came to the College, Johnson and Batchelor—they were in their shirtsleeves, and no coats on, but police
<lb/>men's uniform trousers—I was down in the stokehole, and they came down there—it was very hot there; the furnace was red hot—I saw some things hung on some iron rods; they were men's pants and vests and coarse woollen shawls—they were very wet—water was dripping from them—there was a lot of coloured water on the floor—I spoke to Batchelor and Johnson as well—I said "It is very hot down here; you have got it very hot down here"—they said "Yes, it is enough to roast these dogs alive"—there were two puppies there—Johnson held out his arms, and Batchelor took the things from the rods and placed them on Johnson's arm, and counted them as he did so—they took the things up the steps, and carried them to a lavatory door on the premises—I left them and went up the yard at the time with the dogs, giving them some water, and giving them a little run—when I came back I saw Batchelor come to the door with some brown-paper parcels—I saw three parcels, I think, at the lavatory door—I took one of the parcels to the front door, a large parcel—Batchelor took the other two down to the door—I helped place them in a cab—Johnson came back with the cab and the cabman—it was Burland—I helped put the parcels in the cab, turned the handle of the door, and wished them "Good night"—Johnson and Batchelor went in the cab—during all this time the prisoner was not there at all; he was at the Albion—when the cab drove away I went upstairs in the kitchen, and Mrs. Goddard was there and her child—none of the things were left in the stokehole when the men went away that evening—on the following Friday I went again to Zion College—the prisoner was going out to a dinner of the parish clerk's that day, at the parish clerk's hall, Seward Street—I don't think I saw any of the constables that day—next afternoon, Saturday, I went again between 4 and 5 o'clock—I went up in the kitchen, and Mrs. Goddard wished me to go to the lavatory and call Goddard—I went to the lavatory door and called him, and he called me into a ware-house I considered it was, under the lavatory—he asked me to help him</p>
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<p>make up some parcels, because he was in a hurry to go away to another dinner—one parcel was a very large one, and one rather small—they consisted of wearing material, shawls, cashmere and flannel, and different things—I believe I saw this paper (B); I think I saw two pieces of paper, another piece a little larger and longer I think—it was under the library that we made up the parcels—there was a lot more goods there besides the two parcels—having made up the parcels I took them down to the front door, and put them on a chair in the hall inside the front door—I saw no more of them that night—the prisoner left before that—he took the small parcel inside the door and I took the large one—I did not see McKee that evening—next morning I went to the College about noon—the prisoner went out for a walk with the two dogs—I went upstairs for the keys, Mrs. Goddard went to the library to see the place safe and then I followed on—I saw Sergeant Batchelor at the first gate near Philip Lane—I said, "Good morning"—he said, "Goddard has gone through Philip Lane"—I went through Philip Lane to the Coopers' Arms—the prisoner was there outside the door with the dogs—he went into the house, I remained outside with the puppies—he came outside with Johnson and three or four more at the same time—Johnson came away with us through Monkwell Street towards London Wall—in Philip Lane I again saw Batchelor, he spoke to Goddard and called him on one side away from me—I did not hear what he said—on Monday morning, 22nd January, I went to the prisoner's house at ten minutes to 10 by Cripplegate Church clock; I went upstairs in the kitchen at the top of the house—I met Johnson at the bottom of the kitchen stairs, coming down with his big coat on and helmet—we said "Good morning" to each other, and he came down—I saw the prisoner and his wife there on that occasion—my brother is brother-in-law to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner about 12 months last February; we were intimate friends—I occasionally went to Zion College, pretty often; I called there most mornings and sometimes in the evening—I am a master boot-maker in Barbican—I have been a master boot
<lb/>maker about 23 years in the country—during the earlier part of January I went in there day by day—I did not know that any of these things from the fire were on the premises till I went down to the stoke-house; that was on the 17th I believe—I was constantly in the habit of going there from the time of the fire, 8th December—I used to go about the different parts of the college with the prisoner, and in no part did I ever see any of the salvage goods to my knowledge, or know that any were there—he told me that the policemen had bought some salvage goods at the fire and they were coming there to make up some parcels—I think that was on the 17th in the afternoon, I believe that was the same day I saw them-there were three parcels, I believe, two large ones and a rather small one—I did not see them packed; I considered it was those goods that were taken from the stoke-house—I don't know, I did not see them made up—I consider that the police made up the stoke-house fire, to dry the things; I understood so—Goddard would have charge of the fire—Batchelor carried two parcels from the lavatory door down to the front door; I carried one, Johnson's parcel, it felt like cloth—Batchelor put the large ones into the cab; I believe the third parcel was put on the cop of the others, they were all on the front seat of the cab; I believe there were three parcels—I saw the cab drive up; Johnson came on the cab</p>
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<p>with the cabman; he was in plain clothes, with the exception of his uniform trousers; his coat was plain and his hat was not a police hat; a low hard hat, a
<hi rend="italic">bowler</hi> hat—I knew that Johnson had gone to fetch a cab, Batchelor said so to me and Mrs. Goddard—(
<hi rend="italic">Johnson and Batchelor were called forward</hi>)—those are the men I speak of—they went away in the cab; they sat on the back seat—I heard directions given to the cabman where to drive to—I saw parcels done up on the Saturday—I did not see the going of them—Goddard was not there then, he had gone to the Albion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had gone to the Albion on the 17th, the 19th, and 20th—to the best of my knowledge it was on the 17th that the three parcels went in the cab, and on the Saturday two parcels were made up, I did not see what became of them—I have heard since that some of the cellars under the library were let to Mr. Freshfield; I did not know it at the time—I was never in them before the Saturday—I had been in the hall occasionally helping Mr. and Mrs. Goddard, I was there on the Friday evening assisting—I never saw any goods there—Goddard uses the sitting-room in the evening, and he had a bedroom and kitchen at the top; they cooked there occasionally for gentlemen who came there—since 8th December I have been in the rooms that Goddard and his family usually occupied—I have been there very often—I never saw any of the salvage goods in those rooms—when he was out waiting I have been there of an evening to attend to the fire—sometimes he was out till near 12—the fire had to be kept up all night, that was the reason of my being there, and I have helped him there at other times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-38" type="given" value="THOMAS DUERDIN"/>THOMAS DUERDIN DUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, practising at Westminster—I first appeared for Goddard on 2nd February, after the first hearing, on 26th, when Mr. Beard attended—this paper
<hi rend="italic">B</hi> was, I think, put in evidence by Mr. Beard—I don't think I saw it till I was at the police-court—I called for it the first day I appeared—I had nothing whatever to do with the manufacture of the statement made by the prisoner; it was a voluntary statement—the draft information is here—I see part of it was taken by one clerk and part by another—the latter part was taken by my shorthand clerk—I had nothing to do with suggesting or arranging it—I used document B the first day I appeared before the Alderman—after the committal I had a letter from Mr. Davey, the clerk, asking me to produce it—I went and saw Mr. Davey, and was informed by him that the paper was lost—I thereupon wrote to him last week, and on Friday evening I had a letter from him stating that the paper had been found—I had no opportunity of seeing it between the committal and last Friday—I gave Messrs. Wontner and Sons notice to produce it—I had no oppor
<lb/>tunity of comparing it with Fagan's pocket-book; in fact, I never saw it till this morning—Messrs. Wontner refused to produce the paper, and I drew the Alderman's attention to the fact, and also pointed out that the Commissioner of Police was in Court, and there could be no difficulty in producing it, but Messrs. Wontner absolutely refused to produce it—I applied for warrants against the four officers on the Tuesday morning—Alderman Owden promised to give me his decision on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock—I attended on Thursday morning at 11 o'clock, and was informed that the Alderman was not there—I attended on a subsequent occasion to see him, and was informed that I could not see him—then the remand came on, and I did not think it wise to renew my application till</p>
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<p>the prisoner's committal—I then applied to have the Alderman's decision as to whether or no he would grant the warrants, and his reply was that he would not grant them then—that was on the same day as the committal, the 26th February—the information is before the Lord Mayor now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Goddard had been taken into custody and charged, and was under remand—I wanted the four constables to be taken into custody on Goddard's sworn information—I found afterwards that Mr. Davey had mislaid this piece of paper, at least I found it was missing—I don't know whether Mr. Davey had mislaid it—Mr. Wontner was conducting the prosecution for the City authorities—he wrote to me, as he had not got the document, to see if I had got it—I had a letter on the Friday morning to say that it was found—I don't know where it was in the meanwhile.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I wished to have an inquiry into the conduct of the police, and I knew of no other process than a warrant—if they had been charged with stealing, Goddard and his wife would have been able to give evidence against them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-39" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-39" type="given" value="HARRIET LYDIA"/>HARRIET LYDIA GODDARD</persName> </hi>. I lived at Zion College with my father and mother—I go to school in the day time—on a Sunday morning I saw the constable Johnson in our kitchen, and I said to him "Thank you, sir, for those little tea-things that you gave me"—he said "All right, my dear, I will try and get you some more"—I had had some tea-things given me; these produced are them—my father gave them to me—I made some toast for Johnson that morning—I saw him in the house again on the Monday morning just before I went to school—that was in the kitchen—I know Sergeant Batchelor—I have never seen him in the College—he has come to breakfast; I did not see him at breakfast—I have not seen any other policemen there besides Johnson and Batchelor—I saw a cab come to the door, and two policemen—two sacks were put in the cab by the two policemen—I don't remember what day of the week that was—I don't go to school on Saturday or Wednesday afternoons—this was about 7 o'clock; the two policemen went in the cab and drove away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One sack was a big one, and the other a little one—the policemen were not in uniform—I knew they were policeman because I heard mother say their names—I did not know them—Johnson was in uniform when he was at breakfast on the Sunday morning, in his helmet and everything—I don't know what sunday it was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-40" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MORRISON</persName> </hi>. I was employed at Miss Smith's, Britannia public-house, in Bishopsgate Street, before 8th December—it is a house frequented by policemen, not very many—the police barracks in Rose Alley are nearly opposite, turning out of New Street—I entered Miss Smith's service last June—I had seen Batchelor there several times but never knew who he was—I remember seeing three umbrellas; these produced are the three—I did not see who brought them to the house; they were in Miss Smith's possession—she gave me this one—I saw the other two at that time—this was given to me the next day I think—as near as I can remember it was about two months ago—there are marks of water inside this one; it was in my possession about six weeks, I think; I did not use it—I did not hear Batchelor make any request with regard to the umbrella—Miss Smith spoke to me—I saw a parcel brought to the public-house by Batchelor's daughter one evening before 6 o'clock—</p>
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<p>that was three or four hours after Miss Smith had given me the umbrella—Miss Smith opened the corner of the parcel and I saw flannel and linen inside; it looked a little saturated at the edges—it had no appearance of household linen or wearing apparel that had gone to the mangle; it was material that had not been made up—it was put in the bar parlour on a chair, it was there about an hour I think, I don't know who took it away, I was not there when it was taken—I saw another parcel after that—I was down stairs in the kitchen, and when I came up I saw it there on the top of the other in the chair in the bar-parlour before the other one was taken away—Miss Smith undid the corners of both parcels, I can't say what was in the other one—I think Miss Smith told me that Sergeant Batchelor came and fetched them away—I don't know who fetched them—on 30th March I was about three hours in Sergeant Bachelor's company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first parcel was not done up in paper, but in a white linen cloth—I saw what was in it—Miss Smith only undid the corner; she undid a pin, that was how I saw it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposing to recall Batchelor and Johnson in reply to the evidence for the defence relating to the Wednesday evening</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected, as they might have been examined as to it in chief. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">could not refuse to allow them to be recalled, as the particular point now at issue was not then relevant</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in Reply</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BATCHELOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On "Wednesday, the 17th, at 6 o'clock in the evening, I was at home in my own house—Donald Lyall was with me—he lives at Walworth—I was at home from the time I went off duty at 2 o'clock, and I never left home any more till 5 next morning—Lyall was with me from 3 to 7 o'clock—he is a friend of mine; I have known him for the last four or five years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not been in Miss Smith's company since I was examined yesterday—I cannot say I have not passed the time of day to her—when I left the Court I did not walk with her; I simply said, "How are you, Miss Smith?"—she said, "Very well"—I did no mow than pass the time of day, as I have done to-day in passing in and out of the Court; that was not more than once that I am aware of—I don't know that I spoke to her more than once; I cannot swear it—it was at the rising of the Court yesterday that I passed the time of day to her, either in going out or coming in, I don't know which—I didn't walk with her—I didn't tell her that I had sworn that the umbrellas were only deposited with her, and not given—I have not seen her at any time to tell her that that was what I was going to swear—I didn't know that she had said that they were given to her—when I went and asked her for the umbrellas she said she had sent them away—that might have been a week or a fortnight after I left them there—I did not leave them there for six weeks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-44" type="given" value="DONALD ROBERT"/>DONALD ROBERT LYALL</persName> </hi>. I liver at 328, Walworth Road—I know Sergeant Batchelor—on Wednesday, 17th January, I saw him at his place, 12, Rose Alley—I got there a little after 3 in the afternoon, and remained there till 7 or a little after, and I left him there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not a son of a detective, or connected with detectives—I am not in any employment now—I have been employed in a solicitor's office in Chancery Lane; I left last July—I have been a 'bus conductor since, to the General Omnibus Company, for five weeks; I left in last October—I have not been in any other situation subsequently—I have been out of work; a great many solicitors' clerks are out of work—my name is down at the United Law Clerks' Office, and I have been there daily—I have known Batchelor about 10 or 12 years, but to be personally acquainted four or five—I have been at his place Mondays, Tuesdays, and other days, and very likely other Wednesdays besides this one, but it has not been brought to my notice.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On Wednesday; 17th January, at 6 o'clock in the evening, I was on duty at the corner of Fell Street and Wood Street close to the hoarding, on a fixed point—I was on duty from 2 in the afternoon to 5.30 in the evening in Philip Lane, and then Sergeant Taylor posted me at the corner of Fell Street to remain there till 10 o'clock at night to stop the traffic—I was in my regular uniform.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sometimes when I leave duty I put on a billycock hat when I go out for a walk, and a big overcoat—I never wear my uniform trousers when I am in plain clothes—they are distinct from my plain clothes trousers; they are much wider, and it is an order that we are not</p>
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<p>to wear our uniform when in plain clothes—I change my helmet for my billycock at my own home, which is 54, Houndsditch; it is a large house at the corner of St. Mary Axe.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>). On 17th January I was in charge of the police, on duty at the fire—Johnson came on duty from 2 in the afternoon till 10 at night—he was in his uniform—I have the daily report here, so that I can clearly fix Johnson's being there at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in command of the whole of the men that were looking after the fire—Batchelor was not under me; he came on duty in the morning, not at the same time as Johnson—when Goddard was taken into custody, and made his statement against the police, I believe there was an inquiry into the truth of that statement—I have not been examined—I am no relation of Fagan's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Batchelor was on duty from 6 in the morning till 2 in the afternoon on the 17th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-47" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler and proprietor of the Coopers' Arms, City—at the request of the authorities I kept my house open during prohibited hours on the Sunday for the accommodation of the constables and the firemen—I have known Goddard since the fire, not previously—he was not in my house on Sunday, 21st January, at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The policemen and salvage men could come in at any time, no one else—I could tell you the names of all the persons who came in and had drink on the Sunday—Sergeant Taylor was on duty in the evening of the 21st, and he was served with refreshment for himself and four constables (
<hi rend="italic">Referring to his book</hi>)—I could not tell you without my book—I was asked by Sergeant Child to give evidence previous to the last sessions—he took a statement from me—I don't think I showed him my book—I knew it was to prove that Goddard was not in my house on Sunday, 21st January.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>). I am a waiter of 22, Lime Street, Fenchurch Street—I am a brother-in-law of the prisoner—I remember visiting him at Zion College on Saturday, 20th January—I know Batchelor and Johnson—I could not swear that I saw either of them there on that day—I saw police constables not in uniform that day, and I saw a cab there—I saw two men come out of the College gates and put some parcels in the cab—I don't know where they came from—the cab drove away with the men and the parcels.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I and my wife are in the habit of going to Zion College—I did not see any of the salvage stuff there—I saw a small parcel on the Saturday night, 20th January, when I was there—I had not seen anything there before—Mrs. Goddard did not give me any of the salvage stock—I have had none of it in my house—there was no present to my wife—I did not see that any of it was there till Saturday, the 20th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I went there I went into the room that is usually occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Goddard, and I saw no salvage stock there—when the cab drove away I was in the front room, the sitting-room on the first floor—I was smoking, and I opened the window to spit out, and I saw the cab there, and saw it go away—I don't think I could speak to the cabman—I have not seen him since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant</hi>.</p>
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<lb/>ing in October, 1871.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18830430-474-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18830430-477-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing whilst employed under the Post-office two post letters and 100 postage-stamps.—</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a waiter at 48, Wardour Street, Mr. Birkett's pancake shop—about 10 p.m. on 12th April I was near Lisle Street with a box of pancakes—three men came up, and all asked for pancakes; the prisoner was one of them—I gave them a pancake each; they were 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each—the prisoner gave me a florin—I had no change, and went into a public-house just opposite to get change, and my friend remained with them—I put the piece down on the counter—the barmaid took it up, put it into a machine, and broke it—my friend came in and said something, and I took up the pieces and went out—I could not see the three men; they had run away—we ran in the same direction, but did not catch them—about three-quarters of an hour afterwards I saw the prisoner at the station-house—I met a policeman about half a minute after coming out of the public-house, and told him what had happened</p>
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<p>and gave him these pieces—I don't believe the prisoner could see into the public-house; the door was shut behind me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 90). Shortly after 10 p.m. on 12th April I was in Newport Court, Newport Market, about 200 yards from lisle Street—I saw the prisoner there with two others walking along eating some pancakes—two or three minutes after the prosecutor spoke to me, and I took the prisoner in custody about three-quarters of an hour afterwards in consequence of his description—one of the men was with him—I was alone—I said, "I shall take you in custody for uttering counterfeit coin to a pancake man at the corner of Lisle Street with other men standing by at the time"—he ran away as soon as he saw me at the corner of Church Street and Deane Street, about 10 minutes' walk from Newport Market—he said, "I am very sorry, I did not know it was bad"—I searched him at the station, and found on him six good pennies—he gave me this piece of a florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I know the other men who ran away—they were about the same age as the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this is a bad florin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I know the other two men. One of them had received the two-shilling piece from a betting man. He said to me, when the pancake man came along, 'Will you have a pancake?' I said, 'I don't mind.' He called for three pancakes, and gave me the two-shilling piece to pay for them. The man said he did not have change, and he went into the public-house for change. The other two men started to walk away. I thought it was strange, and I walked away as well. I never had the slightest idea that the coin was bad."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that one of the other men had given him the coin, and that he did not know it was bad</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy on account of his youth</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not put the first shilling into the till and say, "This is a lion one;" I put it on the edge—I took the second myself—I did not say to my young man, "Come and take for this."</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-78" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MOSS</persName> </hi> (
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<p>12 o'clock, and took the prisoner and John Wells to the station—three coins were shown to me, but not given to me—Stevens met me outside and took Blake and searched him—I searched Wells—I saw Mr. Keeping hand nine shillings and three shillings to Haynes at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-79" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEPHENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 265). On 6th April I met Moss with the prisoner and Wells in custody—I accompanied them to the station, and saw the prisoner drop something in the gutter, which Keeping picked up—it contained nine bad shillings—I said, "Have you got any more?"—he said "No"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—he made no answer—I found on the prisoner six half-crowns, one shilling, and 1 1/2
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-80" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAYNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). I was present at Marlborough Street Police-court when Stephens took possession of these coins, which were produced by Keeping—the sergeant never had them; they were handed to me before the Magistrate by Stephens on the 6th—I produce them—we went before the Magistrate the same afternoon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He-examined</hi>). I never had these coins in my possession—they were handed to the sergeant on duty at the station—I took them to the police-court, and they handed them to Haynes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three shillings uttered are bad—two of them are of 1866, and from the same mould, and one is of 1864—these nine others are bad, and among them are two from the same mould as the one of 1864, and four of 1866 from the same mould as the other two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. He only took one shilling from me, and he put that in the till.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in September</hi>, 1876,
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each—I found three others were with him, but there was a large crowd—he put down two shillings, one of which was bad—I broke it, and gave him a piece of it, and told him it was bad—he gave me another, which was also bad—I broke it, and gave him a piece back—I then examined the one which I had not broken, found it was bad, and gave him a piece of it—he then gave me another bad shilling, which I broke and gave him a piece back—he then handed me three more, making seven—I broke them, and gave him a piece of each—he said that he got them at a public-house in change for a half-sovereign—Dring, who was watching, took him, and I gave the pieces to Mopes, a constable—these are them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T R</hi> 34). On the boat race day, about 7.40 p.m., I was on duty at Putney Bridge Railway Station, and saw the prisoner come in—he asked for some tickets, and I heard the booking clerk say twice that it was bad money—the prisoner was there two minutes, and I saw a number of pieces in his hands—I caught hold of his hands, closed them together, took him into the inspector's room, and found seven large pieces in his hand—the booking clerk kept the small pieces—I found a</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BOYS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I was on duty, regulating traffic, and saw the clerk break a shilling—I called Dring, and gave the prisoner into his custody—two males and a female were with him—I took one of the males, but did not know what to do with him, and let him go—Bennett gave me the smaller pieces of these bad shillings—I gave them to Dring.</p>
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<lb/>tion—I was at Putney Bridge Station on the boatrace day—the prisoner and two others came to the third-class booking office, and asked for three tickets for Edgware Road—he put down two shillings—the clerk broke one of them, and told the prisoner it was bad—he then handed another shilling, and as he did so another dropped on the floor—I picked it up without losing sight of it—it was bad, and I handed it to Dring—the prisoner gave the clerk another shilling, which he broke—he said that he got the shillings in change for a half-sovereign at a public-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are nine pieces of bad coins, and one bad coin unbroken, from the same mould as one of the broken ones.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I never knew the money was bad; I received it in change for a sovereign at a whelk stall."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi> and
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-89" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BIRD</persName> </hi>. I live at 145, Cambridge Heath Road, and serve in the shop—on 12th April the prisoner paid me a shilling for a pennyworth of biscuits—I broke it in the tester—these are the pieces—I told him it was bad, and I should keep it—he said "What does it matter? you had better give it to me back? "but I kept it—he paid me with a sixpence—I gave him 5
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I swear you are the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had no opportunity of throwing anything away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I was with Bolton, and saw the coins found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I followed you 200 or 300 yards from New Inn Yard, and I had followed you on a different occasion—I did not see you stoop to pick up anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a fragment of a bad shilling, and here are 20 others, all bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I am a hard-working man, and have never been in trouble in my life. I was coming up New Inn Yard on Thursday evening at 9.30, and kicked against a piece of paper; I picked them up, and was going to have a look at them before I took them to the station."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>,1883.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y</hi>). On 13th March, about 1.30, I was with Sergeant Berry in York Road, Islington, and saw, the prisoners together; we watched them for a quarter of an hoar—they stopped in Battle Bridge Road—I was about 60 yards behind them, and saw Clarke put his hand in his right trousers pocket, take out something and look at it—they went on and we went after them—I took Stanley, and Berry took Clarke—Stanley said, "What is this for?"—I said, "On suspicion of having counterfeit coin in your possession and uttering the same"—he made no reply—I had hold of his right hand, and he moved his left hand up and down twice to his watch pocket, and at the station I found in that pocket these eight counterfeit half-crowns, wrapped in tissue paper separately—while I was searching him he took from one pocket these seven half-crowns and threw them on the seat—he said, "Who has put us away?"—I said, "You have put yourselves away"—he did not say that he had found them and was going to bring them to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-98" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective T</hi>). I was with Dodd following the prisoners—at Battle Bridge Clarke put his hand into his right-hand trousers pocket, took something out, and showed it to Stanley—they appeared to be examining it—they went on—I took Clarke—he said, "What have you got us for?"—I said, "I believe you have some counterfeit coin in your possession, and I am going to take you to the station to search you"—he said, "You have made a mistake this time, you will find nothing on me"—I found no money on him—he refused his address—Stanley gave an address which has been proved to be false—a good shilling was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Stanley</hi>. You did not tell me you were going to take them to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These 15 half-crowns are bad—wrapping up in tissue paper is to keep them from rubbing—I never knew good money wrapped up in that way, but it is always the case with bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clarke produced a written defence, stating that he was just discharged from Netley Hospital and met Stanley, who informed him that he had some bad money, and was immediately apprehended</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stanley's Defence</hi>. I came from Edinburgh, and on the night of</p>
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<p>March 12th I picked up these 15 half-crowns in a purse in High Street. When I got to where I sleep I found they were bad. I showed them to two or three people, who advised me to take them to the station. I met Clarke, who showed me his discharge, and I was just telling him I had found these coins when we were apprehended. Here is my discharge (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), that is what I took out of my pocket, and not counterfeit coin.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PERRY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at a publisher's and printer's in Bedford Street, Strand—on 3rd April the prisoner came in and asked for a certain article for a gentleman, who had sent him—he gave me a half-crown, and I gave him two shillings change—after he left I found the half-crown was bad—I kept it, and on the 11th he came again about 7 p.m., and said again that he had been sent by a gentleman for the same article and put down a half-crown—I bent it and rushed round the counter and held him till I got an officer—he three or four times offered to give me two good half-crowns for the two bad ones, but I gave him in custody with the coins—these are them, I marked them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Morris, who you know very well, is the proprietor of the shop—you have not defended him for keeping a brothel—we publish "Fanny Hill," "Maria Monk," and "Aristotle's Art of Love," and sell French specialities and transparent cards—I have been shopman since the end of February—I do not use the till, my pocket is my till—I wrapped the first half-crown in paper, and kept it till the 11th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-102" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WEBB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 85). On 11th April I was called to this shop, and Parry gave the prisoner into my charge with these two half-crowns—he said, "I have never been in this shop before, a gentleman gave me the half-crown to buy this article for him"—I said, "Who is the gentleman?"—he said, "A man who is engaged at Debenham and Storr's"—I said, "What is his name?"—he said, "I don't know"—I searched him in the shop, and found a good sovereign and a half-crown, and two halfpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I know nothing what
<lb/>ever about the first half-crown; I was never in the shop before in my life."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-105" type="given" value="LILY"/>LILY HOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to James Johnson, a confectioner, of 79, St. Martin's Lane—about two months previous to 21st March the prisoner came in—I thought he was intoxicated, refused to serve him, and told him to go—on 21st March he came again and asked for two tarts, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a half-crown, I told him it was bad and bent it in the tester—I showed it to Miss Pike, and she bent it too—I kept it—the prisoner left without the tarts.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-106" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE PIKE</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Johnson—I was present when the prisoner came on 21st March, saw him tender the half-crown, and</p>
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<p>heard him ask for it back—it was kept by itself for two days, and then I put it on an ordinary fire, and it melted in three or four minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-107" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARDER</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother at 4, Eagle Street—on 23rd March, about 9 o'clock, I was outside the Yorkshire Grey public-house, and saw the prisoner—I had never seen him before—he gave me a florin and said, "Go in and get a pint of beer in a can"—I went in, and Mr. Stebbings said that the coin was bad—I went back, gave it to the prisoner, and told him—he said "The people is fools," and walked down the street sharp, and I saw no more of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure you are the man—you seemed drunk—I did not see you run—I pointed you out to Mrs. Stebbings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-108" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA STEBBINGS</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Yorkshire Grey, Eagle Street, Red lion Square—on 23rd March, about 7 o'clock, the prisoner came in and had a glass of ale, which he paid for; but I did not serve him—he then had a second, and gave me a bad shilling—this is it—I put it in the till, and after he left I found it was bad—there was very little money in the till, it being Good Friday evening; but there were other shillings—on the same night, about 9 o'clock, the boy Warder came in for a pint of beer in a can, and gave me a florin—I said, "My boy, do you know this is bad?"—he said "No," and rushed outside with it—I went out, and saw the prisoner running some distance up the street—a detective was called, and I went to the station, and saw the prisoner—I swear he is the man who gave me the shilling—it was put with other money, and I cannot swear positively to it—I bit the second coin, and it was gritty and soft—I don't think that I made any mark on it, as I knew the boy, and did not like to disfigure it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a wheeler, of 12, Vere Street—on Good Friday evening, about 8 o'clock, I saw the prisoner outside the York
<lb/>shire Grey—he asked me to treat him to some rum—I said that I had no money—he went away, and went into the other bar with the boy's master—I afterwards saw him give the boy some money outside, and saw the boy come in with the florin—I heard them sound it on the counter, and it sounded bad—I went out after the boy, and saw the prisoner walking very sharp down the street; you might call it a run—I saw Mrs. Stebbings come out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-110" type="given" value="TEN"/>TEN KUHRT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On 23rd March, about 9.30 p.m., in con
<lb/>sequence of information, I went to the Yorkshire Grey, and Mrs. Steb
<lb/>bings showed me this shilling, gave me a description, and I went to 4, Eagle Street, and saw Warder—I then went to the George public-house, Great St. Andrews Street, a quarter or half a mile off, and found the prisoner—I told him the charge—he said, "I do not know what you mean"—I found on him a shilling, a sixpence, and eight pence—he had been drinking, but was not drunk—he knew what he was about, and walked very steadily.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was an hour and forty minutes from the time you were at the other place—I found nothing bad on you—you came quietly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad—a good coin would not melt in an ordinary fire—grittiness in biting a coin is a sign of badness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. It is a matter of impossibility that I should have been there on the first occasion, because I was in prison; and if she is wrong in one case she may be wrong in both, I have no recollection of</p>
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<p>the second case. I was drunk at the time. I remember changing it at another public-house, and whether it was good or bad I do not Know.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-485-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. METCALFE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-113" type="given" value="MARY AGNES"/>MARY AGNES NEUNHAM</persName> </hi>. My husband is a tobacconist, of 6, Great Russell Street—on Sunday, 4th March, the prisoner gave me a florin for a threepenny cigar—I put it in the till, and gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—next morning my husband took the florin out of the till—it was bad, and was the only florin there—he bent it, and burnt it; it melted at once in an ordinary fire—on 6th March the prisoner came again for a threepenny cigar, and gave me a bad half-crown—I put it in the till, and found next morning that it was bad—that was the only half-crown I received that evening—I bent it, and burnt it—he came again on the next Tuesday for a cigar and a box of lights, and gave my husband a half-crown which I took to the police-station and gave to a detective—on the 19th, about 6 o'clock, the prisoner came again for a cigar and a box of lights, and gave me a half-crown—I gave him in custody with the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. When I recognised you I did not give you in custody, because I preferred the loss of the money to making any charge, till I was quite convinced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NEUNHAM</persName> </hi>. I took a bad half-crown on 13th March, and gave change in my wife's presence—she took it to the station—I cannot identify the prisoner—it was for a threepenny cigar and box of lights, which came to threepence-halfpenny—about half an hour afterwards I found it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On 13th March Mrs. Neunham gave me this half-crown, and a description of the person who passed it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 497
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On the evening of 19th March Mrs. Neunham gave the prisoner into my custody with this florin, and said that he had been there three times previously—he said he had never been there before—I found a good florin on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She said "I will not swear that he has been there four times," or that he had been in the shop before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She said "I won't swear
<hi rend="italic">here</hi> that he has been in the shop before"—she swore that he had at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">M. A. NEUNHAM</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner said "Will you swear I have been in your shop before?"—I said, "I won't swear here, it is not necessary"—that was in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and from the same mould—a good coin will not melt directly in an ordinary fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he was never in the shop till the day he teas taken, and that he did not know the coin was bad</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. METCALFE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know Mr. Boyle; he was a detective, and is now an inquiry agent—I inquired about your having an appointment with him at my house, and he said that he was going to sell you some wine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-120" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH MCGUINNESS</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Grand Hotel Restaurant, Charing Gross—on 17th April, about 11 o'clock, just before Mr. Deacon came, some one came and had some whisky, and gave me a half-crown, for which I gave change—I cannot speak to the prisoner—Mr. Deacon then came in and spoke to me—I gave him the same half-crown, and he left, and came back with the prisoner in custody—a bent half-crown was put on the counter—there were two other half-crowns in the till, which the manager said were good—this one was at the top of the till.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-121" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN DIGEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 104). I was on duty in Northumberland Avenue, and saw Mr. Deacon following the prisoner—he gave him into my custody for passing two bad half-crowns—he said that he knew nothing of it—on the way to the station he pushed me with his shoulder, and tried to get at a grating, and fell into the road—I seized his hand, and took from it this packet (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not push me very hard—it was not by acci
<lb/>dent—you used your strength—you struggled with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The struggle did not last more than a minute, as a constable came to my assistance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two coins uttered are bad—one is of 1819 and the other 1846—these six half-crowns taken from the prisoner's hand are bad—one is of 1819 from the same mould as one of those uttered, and two are of 1846.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he had an appointment with Mr. Boyd at Mr. Dray ton's house, and on the way there kicked against a packet containing seven half-crowns, one of which he passed at Mr. Drayton's, and as the barmaid said that it was had, he was on his way to throw the others into the Thames when he was taken</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He had been convicted of uttering counterfeit coin in November</hi>, 1881,
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>,1883</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830430-489-offence-1 t18830430-name-128"/>Caroline Gernat</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ROWLANDS</hi>, Q.C., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury in this case, being unable to agree upon a verdict, were discharged</hi> </rs>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">See Third Court, Thursday</hi>.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury having thrown out the bill in this case</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS GILL</hi> and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Smith, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Hunt</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the attempt</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. FULTON</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ROWLANDS</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830430-495-offence-1 t18830430-name-140"/>Mary Ann Tillin</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-141" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN TILLIN</persName> </hi>. On 9th April my husband had been drinking heavily all the week, and we had a few words—he was cutting a piece of a cigar; I have a very bad cough, and tobacco smoke makes me cough—I said, "Are you going to try smoking again? "and I
<hi rend="italic">tipped</hi> the pipe out of his mouth—he jumped up and gave me a shove, and I found myself</p>
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<p>bleeding from my chest—I became covered with blood and went to the station and was taken to the hospital—I was there 10 days, but I could bare come out before, as I was out of danger—we were married in the East Indies, and he has a pension.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-142" type="surname" value="HAMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-142" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT HAMMOND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 498). Mrs. Tillin came to the station bleeding from her breast, and I took the prisoner and told him it was for stabbing his wife—he said, "Is she dead?"—I said, "No"—he said, "I wish I had killed the b——, she has been a
<hi rend="italic">black</hi> to me for the last three or four years"—he appeared to be recovering from the effects of drink—I found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the table.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-143" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-143" type="given" value="THOMAS MASON"/>THOMAS MASON KING</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—on 9th April Mrs. Tillin was admitted, and I saw her in bed the same evening—she was in an exhausted state, and appeared to have lost a good deal of blood—the wound was across the breast bone, about three
<lb/>quarters of an inch long; the knife bad been stopped by the breast bone—it was a dangerous wound—it might have been produced by this knife, which has blood on it—she was in the hospital about 10 days; there was so danger after the first few hours—if it had been an inch to the right it might have been very serious.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I have nothing to say, but we were drinking together. We had no words that I remember. The last thing I remember is a lodger coming into my room and we bad a conversation. I remember nothing more."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi>.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-495-18830430 t18830430-495-punishment-29"/>Four Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830430-496-offence-1 t18830430-name-145"/>Charles Harris</persName>, and stealing an umbrella and watch chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODRICH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-146" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 4, Charlotte Street, Cale
<lb/>donian Road—on Sunday night, 11th March, I was going home, and just as I got to Charlotte Terrace the prisoner and three other men seized me behind—I struggled, got away, and ran down Charlotte Street, where they seized me again, tripped me up, threw me down and rifled my pockets—they took my watch chain value 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I screamed "Murder" and "Police"—Robinson came out in his trousers and shirt and they ran away—he ran after the prisoner and brought him back—I identify him as the one who rifled my pockets, but I cannot say that he took the chain—he came in front of me—he took my umbrella, he seized that first—I was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I wanted to get at you at the station, as I could
<hi rend="italic">tackle</hi> you—I said that I would settle you and would kill you, and so I would if I had got hold of you, a ruffian like you—I have never felt well in my ankle since, and I was never ill in my life before—I was kicked on my ankle, which brought me to the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-147" type="given" value="ALPHONSEUS"/>ALPHONSEUS IRONS</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Charlotte Street, Caledonian Road—on Sunday, 11th March, about 10.45 p.m., I bad just got into my house and was bolting the door, when I beard cries of "Police"—I went out and saw the prisoner with an umbrella in his hand, and three others outside my door stooping over Harris, who was on he ground—I went into the road to pick up his bat, and then assisted Sergeant Robinson—I was about 100 yards off when Robinson caught the prisoner—he was violent and threw his hat down twice.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave you your hat twice and you had the umbrella in your hand then, but you threw it down when Robinson took hold of you—I did not pick it up, because you were so rough, and I was help
<lb/>ing Robinson.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G</hi>). I live at 20, Charlotte Street, Caledonian Road—on Sunday night, 11th March, about 11 o'clock, I was undress
<lb/>ing, and heard some one in the street shout "Murder," "Police," and "Help"—I ran out and saw the prisoner and two others holding Harris down on the footway, and a fourth man walking towards Caledonian Road—I followed the prisoner and took him in Copen
<lb/>hagen Street—he had an umbrella—I told him the charge—he made no reply then, but after we had got a few yards he said, "You have made a mistake, I am not the man," and threw away the umbrella and his hat and became violent—Irons assisted me and we took him to the station—when, the charge was read over he said, "I am out of work, and what I have got to say I will say to the Magistrate."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I heard a cry of "Stop him," and saw a man running towards me in his shirt sleeves. I thought he was going to fight me, so I struggled. He did not tell me he was a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-496-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-496-18830430 t18830430-496-punishment-30"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 2, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-497-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830430-498-offence-1 t18830430-name-152"/>Louisa Glazier</persName> a purse and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods of
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830430-498-offence-1 t18830430-name-153"/>William Glazier</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HAETIG</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830430-499-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing an order for the payment of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-155" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830430-499-offence-1 t18830430-name-155"/>William Label Taylor</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABRAHAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-156" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-156" type="given" value="THOMAS MATHIAS"/>THOMAS MATHIAS BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am Town Clerk of Great Yarmouth—on 20th February I drew this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in favour of Mr.W. L. Taylor, a carpenter, at Whitfield Street—I was indebted that sum to him—it was part of a sum to be advanced to him on a mortgage of some property in Yarmouth—I posted it myself on 20th February—it would reach London in the ordinary course on the following morning—it was addressed to W. L. Taylor, 99, Whitfield Street, Tottenham Court Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830430-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830430-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-157" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18830430-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM LABEL"/>WILLIAM LABEL TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I lived at 99, Whitfield Street—I am a carpenter—on 21st February I expected to receive a cheque from Mr. Baker, of Yarmouth—I did not receive it then, but on the 26th February, from Mrs. White, the jeweller—this is the cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on it is written and scratched out "To be cashed by Mr. Hartig"—that was not written nor authorised by me—it has since been endorsed, and passed through the bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know when the prisoner came to live at my</p>
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<p>house—the first time I saw him was at Mrs. White's shop, Great Port
<lb/>land Street—I merely lodged in Whitfield Street, it was not my house—my letters were left in the letter box, and usually brought to me by the landlady, Mrs. Crawford—I have never looked at the letter box from the outside—I could not say whether it is a wide or narrow one—I had a latch-key to let myself in—I knew one of the other lodgers by sight; he was not the prisoner—this was not till after I missed the latch-key—I believe all the lodgers had latch-keys—I did not know Pets till I saw him at the police-court—the prisoner occupied the first-floor back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830430-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830430-name-158" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-158" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CRAWFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at 99, Whitfield Street—the prisoner came to lodge with me on 17th February—he took the top bedroom by the week—he made no arrangement how long he was going to stop—he left on Thursday, 28th, without giving me notice—he then paid a week's rent up to the Saturday—he told me he should not come back—he paid two weeks' rent altogether—Mr. Taylor lived in the same house—there is a letter box of the ordinary character to my door—if I was not there, the lodgers would go and fetch their own letters—I could not remember where I was on 21st February—I am usually at home at the morning delivery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have 11 rooms in my house—they were all occupied at that time—my lodgers have latch-keys—none of them have duplicate keys that I am aware of—it is an ordinary letter box; not large enough for a person to put his hand in—I have never before had complaints of letters being missed from it—when the prisoner came to lodge with me he said he had just come from Africa—I did hear him say he had been in the police there for two years—he did not make any inquiries of me about a man named Petz, nor ask me if I had a directory, or where he could find one—I did not see Petz till the day the prisoner was taken into custody—while the prisoner was in my house he was looking for a situation—he told me when he left he had got a situation with an invalid gentleman in Bedford Square, and that was where he was going from my house—he used to be late in his room in the morning—I don't know when he went out; I did not keep watch over his movements—a friend used to come sometimes—lodgers go in and out and bring friends without my knowing it—one of my sitting-rooms is downstairs, and one on a level with the street-door—if I was downstairs I should not see who came into the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-159" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, living at 138, Great Portland Street—on 21st February I returned home about 11 in the morning, and found the prisoner waiting for me in the shop—he selected a ring, value 45
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., tendered me this cheque, and said, "Will you give me change for a cheque?"—I said, "We never cash cheques for strangers"—I looked at it and said, "The cheque is not endorsed"—he said he would get it signed by Mr. Taylor, and went away with it—he brought it back about twenty minutes afterwards with this written on it, "To be cashed by Mr. Hartig"—I said it was very irregular, and whoever signed the cheque could not understand what he was doing—he ultimately took the ring and left the cheque and a letter, which I delivered to Mr. Taylor, with me—I asked for Mr. Taylor's address, and he gave me Dean Street, Soho, no number, and said he was a coffee-house keeper—I went to the coffee-house and made inquiries, and in consequence communicated with the police—when the prisoner left the cheque I did not give him the</p>
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<p>balance over the 45
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; he was to call in a few days for it—he called on 3rd March—that was after I had made inquiries—I asked him then to call again, and on the second occasion the police were ready for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found him waiting in the shop—there was nothing strange in his manner—he had selected the ring before I came in, the assistant had sold it to him—he did not seem startled when I told him I did not cash cheques for strangers—when he came back for the change he said he had been a long time coming for the money—I said "I have not got it for you"—he said could I let him have some—I said "Not any at all"—he was not angry—he said he should like some of it—he did not insist on having it—I don't think I saw him when he came back on the last occasion—I was not in the shop—he was given into custody as soon as the police officer arrived—I do not know if he had any money when he was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-160" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BAREETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). On the morning of 5th March I saw the prisoner in Mrs. White's shop—I heard Mrs. White interrogate him first about the cheque—I told him I was a police sergeant, and should take him to the station to make some inquiries about him—he replied, "I did not think there was anything wrong with the cheque; I got it in payment for some money that was due to me, and if you come with me to Soho Square I will show you the man that gave it to me"—I said he would have to come with me to the station—he gave me a description of the man who gave him the cheque—he only gave me his Christian name, Karl; but he gave his address at 77, Castle Street, Leicester Square—Karl Petz is here to-day—I searched the prisoner and found about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold and 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver on him—an application was made by the prisoner's solicitor for the property to be given up, and the order was made in the usual way, and this receipt was given, to which I saw the prisoner sign his name, "G. Hartig."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go with the prisoner to find the man, because it is unusual, and would not be safe; it would be a breach of duty—he gave me a description of the person and his dress—he said he was a Frenchman, about 25, with a fair, slight moustache, dressed in a long Ulster, light trousers, stand-up collar, and with a ring on each hand, and that his name was Karl—he did not give the other name—I have been to 77, Castle Street—I saw Petz there—he answered the description.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I lived at 77, Castle Street, Leicester Square, and am a waiter—I know the prisoner—I did not give him a cheque on 4th February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in England four weeks now—I came over three and a half or four years ago, and stopped then about six months—I was then looking out for a place as waiter—I could not find a suitable one, and went back again to Germany—I remained there till three months ago, when I came back to England—I made the acquaintance of the prisoner on my first visit at a public-house kept by Mr. Springer, frequented by Germans—it is in Bear Street, Leicester Square, and we were only slight acquaintances—I was not pressed for money at that or any time, because when I wanted money my parents supplied me with it—during the six months I was over here then I had money from my parents three or four times, amounting to about 400 marks, I believe—I should think I spent about 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a day—I never borrowed anything from the prisoner in my life—I saw him at times at Springer's, but did not</p>
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<p>take particular notice of him—I do not know anything of his going to Africa—he did not come to say he was going to Africa, and wanted me to pay the money I owed him to travel with—if I had not been prevented by this case I should have been in a situation to-day at the Amsterdam Exhibition—I heard from my father that my brother was going to open a bar there, and I was to help him—I have not got the letter here, perhaps I have destroyed it—the whole of the time I have been in England I have been living on money sent by my parents, and on money which I had put by when I was a waiter at Cologne—I was there before I came here the first and second times—I am a native of Aix-la-Chapelle—my family live at Dusseldorf—I met the prisoner in the street two or three days after I came to England the second time—I did not at first recognise him—he accosted me, and after he spoke I recognised him—I arrived here about a week before the policeman told me to go to the station—I never knew where the prisoner was living—I did not come to see him at the house he was stopping at—I never borrowed the prisoner's latch-key—I never was in 99, Whitfield Street before this occurrence—after I had been before the Magistrate I was invited by the policeman to go there, and I did so—I went alone—I spent my days in trying to find a place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never saw 99, Whitfield Street before I was taken there after this charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I believe I was in England on 21st February—the prisoner speaks German—I have known him under the name of George Hartig, the Australian—I always considered him to be a German.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABRAHAMS</hi>. I never went by the name of Taylor—I never altered my name from Petz.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. CRAWFORD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>). I do not keep my letter box locked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. WHITE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I did not see the cheque and letter in an envelope—the prisoner held the letter in his hand—I had the letter and read it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments against the prisoner for forgery and obtaining the ring under false pretences</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE COLE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cigar and the other had a glass of ale—there is only a partition dividing the general from the private bar—the prisoners could hear what was said in the private bar—I gave them the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cigar and the glass of ale—the man smoked the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. cigar for I dare say five minutes—the prisoners might have seen these men if they had looked over; there is a partition about 4 feet high, and a glass shade over that—after the man had smoked the 2
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<p>"Governor, have you got any better cigars than these, give me the best you have," and I took him a box of very good cigars—he said, "Now are these good ones?"—I said they were, and he said, "Well then, pick me out three or four"—I said, "No; pick them yourself, they are all alike"—he took hold of my hand and said, "You pick them, you pick them"—lie squeezed my thumb back considerably and that excited my suspicion, and I turned round and saw Willis going out with the cash-box under his arm—the box had been deposited in a cupboard in the bar parlour—access could be gained to the parlour from the bar by getting under the flap and coming round 9 or 10 feet—as soon as I saw that I snatched my hand away from the man and ran after him—Willis and Wilson ran and struggled to get out at the door—I ran after them—Willis dropped the box and they ran up Hart Street to Paternoster Square—I left the bar alone and went after them, and when I came back in about two minutes the other men had gone away—the cash-box did not contain any money, but a policy on the London and Provincial Fire Company and other papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HRWICK</hi>. The two men were quite close enough to the prisoners for the purpose of hearing—the bar is right-angled—the private and general bar are one as far as the counter is concerned, but they turn round—they are divided by a partition—the private is larger than the general bar—there are two doors entering my public-house—you can enter the private bar directly from the street—I was serving behind the counter—the parlour door was ajar—the cash-box was in a cupboard behind the door—it was not visible from outside—I was called away two or three minutes after I had served the prisoners to serve the other two men—I did not go out of the "bar—while I was in the bar I had a full range all round of the bar parlour and everything—I should think I had been in conversation with these men about 10 seconds—when I turned round I saw Willis just ducking to get under the counter, his back was towards me—the box was found at the very edge of the counter, neither inside nor out, under the flap—when I went after the prisoners I left the other two men in the general bar—I was gone about three seconds, and when I came back they were gone—I only chased the prisoners about three yards, because I could not leave my house—I had set up the pursuit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. The cash-box was not taken into the street—the public-house is at the corner of Warwick Lane and Hart Street—there is an entrance at the corner leading into the public bar, and another entrance from Hart Street—it is a fully licensed house—I do a goodish trade—I, my wife, the barmaid, and another man, when he has done his other work, serve there—there used to be four doors, but two are screwed up and have fixed seats in front of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt about these men—I saw them both scuttle out of the place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEWICK</hi>. The Old Coffee Pot is about 10 yards up Hart Street—they came out of the private door—they had nothing in their hands—they went about 8 yards and turned into Paternoster Square—I had come down through Paternoster Square from Pearsall's, 134, Cheapside—that is about five minutes' walk off—I was in White Hart Street about two minutes before I got to the public-house—I heard the men running before I heard the cry of "Stop thief"—I followed till they got to King Edward Street, and saw them stopped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. They went up Hart Street, Paternoster Square, Rose Street, across Newgate Street to King Edward Street, about a quarter of a mile altogether—I did not notice anybody running but myself—I called out "Stop thief," nobody else did—I heard the land-lord do so—we met no policeman before they were stopped.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 252). On Tuesday, 10th April, about 4.45, I was at the corner of King Edward Street, and I saw the two prisoners running from the direction of Rose Street towards King Edward Street where I was—Frank Cox was about three yards behind them calling out "Stop thief"—I caught Wilson and looked round and called out to Welsh to catch Willis, and I saw him do so—Cox said in their presence that they were wanted at the Coffee Pot Tavern for stealing a cash-box—another constable came up and we went back to the house with the two prisoners, and there the prosecutor charged them with stealing his cash-box—when I caught Wilson and Willis was across the road, Wilson said "That is the man you want"—at the station Wilson said "It is a great mistake."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEWICK</hi>. Cox said they were wanted at Pater
<lb/>noster Square for stealing a cash-box—he mentioned the cash-box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLE</hi>. I heard nobody calling out stop thief besides Cox-there were other people about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There were others running after the prisoners-the Old Coffee Pot is about 400 yards from King Edward Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830430-name-168" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CRIDDLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 337). On Tuesday, 10th April, about 4.15, I saw the two prisoners with another man not in custody standing outside a coffee shop nearly opposite the Old Coffee Pot-about 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour after that I heard a cry of "Stop thief," and ran up Paternoster Square and saw them running from Rose Street into Newgate Street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoners were at my place between 4 and 5 o'clock in the afternoon-when the constables brought them back I at once recognised them as the men.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIS</hi> then
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830430-503-offence-1 t18830430-name-178"/>Mary Ann Rochlitz</persName>, under the age of 12 years.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-503-18830430 t18830430-503-punishment-37"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> There was an indictment
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<interp inst="t18830430-503-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>no evidence was offered</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1883.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830430-504-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18830430-504-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>to stealing a cheque for 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830430-504-offence-1 t18830430-name-180"/>the Earl of Dudley</persName>, his master.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WESTON</hi> (21)</persName>
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<lb/>ing and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830430-505-offence-1 t18830430-name-182"/>Thomas Cotterill</persName>, with intent to steal after a conviction of felony in December, 1882.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">One Week's Imprisonment</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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