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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNIGHT, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TENTH SESSION, HELD JULY 30TH, 1883.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 30th, 1883, and following days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-1" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-2" type="given" value="WATKIN"/>WATKIN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS QUESTED FINNIS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-6" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi> Bart., M.P., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLE OWDEN</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M. P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-8" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Knt., F.S.A., one other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-10" 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="smallCaps">POLYDORE DE KEYSER</hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-11" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MARSHALL PONITFEX</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-12" type="given" value="BEAUMONT"/>BEAUMONT SHEPHEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KNIGHT, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A Star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<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>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-694-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully converting to his own use a cheque for 5
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., entrusted to him as an agent.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILDEY WRIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-14" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 51, Bedford Row, St. Andrews, Holborn—I was a witness against Paul at this Court in March last when he was convicted of misdemeanour—in May, 1882, I let a room to Paul and Williams on behalf of the firm of Merrick, Williams, and Co.—they gave me a reference to the prisoner—I called on him and received this letter, dated 1st May, 1882. (
<hi rend="italic">In this Langridge, regretted that he had been out when Rogers called, but would be pleased to attend any appointment.</hi>) That is written on paper with a printed heading, "R. H. Langridge, 15, Holborn Viaduct"—I subsequently received these letters of 2nd and 3rd May from Langridge. (
<hi rend="italic">The first stated that Merriek, Williams, and Co. would be found desirable tenants, who would carry out what they undertook, and that he would sign an agreement if one was required; the second acknowledged the receipt of a letter stating that Williams was out of town and would not return till Friday, when he would see him, and advised that in the meantime Mr. Rogers should close with the other gentleman treating for the office.</hi>) On several occasions the rent was paid by cheque drawn by Langridge—Mr. Williams has since died.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-15" type="given" value="CHARLES THORN"/>CHARLES THORN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at Kennington, near Bridg
<lb/>water—I saw an advertisement in a local paper, of Merrick, Williams, and Co., in consequence of which I wrote this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced; asking for particulars of 4 per cent. City of Paris Bonds</hi>), dated 19th July, and sent it by post and received in reply this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced; giving the particulars of City of Paris Bonds, and asking whether the witness would like to speculate</hi>). On 31st July I wrote this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Thanking Merrick, Williams, and Co. for theirs of 29th, stating that he had done no speculating on the Stock Exchange, and asking questions about the operations</hi>), and on the 2nd August I received this letter, purporting to come from Merrick, Williams, and Co. (
<hi rend="italic">In this they stated that Paris and Brussels Bonds would give bonuses in the drawings bi-monthly and quarterly from</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and upwards, and that in some instances he might be the successful party to draw 6,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and advising him to secure a few City of Brussels</hi> 1879.) I forwarded a cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on 8th August I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Acknowledging the receipt of the cheque for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">as a cover for market operations, and stating that as affairs were very unsettled on the market they would wait a few days before operating</hi>)—on 11th September I wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Saying that he would take 10 certificates of the City of Milan quoted at</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">for the difference on which he enclosed a cheque</hi>)—I enclosed a cheque for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on 12th September I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Acknowledging the receipt of the letter and cheque for</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and stating they had to send to the Continent for the bonds, and enclosed a contract note</hi>)—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the two cheques I sent—they are on Fox Fowler, bankers at Bridgwater, in favour of Merrick, Williams, and Co., or order—they appear to have passed through the London Trading Bank, Limited, and are both endorsed "Merrick, Williams, and Co."—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. appears to have had a former endorsement, and the 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. cheque is endorsed "Merrick, Williams, and Co.," and also "R. H. Langridge"—after the 12th September I never received any bonds or any money back, and no value whatever—I wrote several times and got no answers—I lost my 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-16" type="given" value="ANKIE"/>ANKIE CLACK</persName> </hi>. I am widow of the Rev. George Robert Clack, Vicar of Dunholm, who died on 30th June last—I produce the certificate of his death—the signature to this deposition (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is his, I think.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am one of the ushers at the Clerkenwell Police-court—I was present when the defendant was brought there as a prisoner—I administered the oath to the Rev. George Robert Clack—I heard him give his evidence; it was read over to him, and I saw him sign the deposition produced—the prisoner had an opportunity of cross-examining.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The deposition of the Rev. George Robert Clack was here read as follows</hi>:—"I am a clergyman living at Dunholm Vicarage, Richmond, York
<lb/>shire. I saw an advertisement in a newspaper, which advertisement purported to emanate from Merrick, Williams, and Co., of 51, Bedford Row. In consequence, in October, 1882, I communicated with them. I received from them a price list of bonds. I produce a letter dated the 12th October, 1882, received by me. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Merrick, William, and Co. could buy City of Brussels Bonds</hi>, 1874, at 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">conditionally that not less than 20 were taken, and that if five or ten bonds were required, the price would be</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and that they would keep</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">stock open to Saturday.</hi>) I after
<lb/>wards wrote to them a letter dated 13th October, 1882, now produced and marked 'C 2.' (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that if they could sell him five Brussels</hi>, 1874,
<hi rend="italic">at</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">each, he would take them, but that he would not pay more.</hi>) I after
<lb/>wards received the letter and contract note, dated 14th October, 1882, marked 'C 3' (
<hi rend="italic">Acknowledging the receipt of the letter, enclosing a contract note for five City of Brussels</hi> 1874
<hi rend="italic">Bonds, and requesting a remittance per return</hi>). I afterwards wrote the letter dated 16th October, 1882 (
<hi rend="italic">Produced; enclos
<lb/>ing a cheque for</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and requesting the bonds as per contract note might be sent at once</hi>), and enclosed a cheque for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., drawn by myself on the Swaledale and Wensleydale Bank. I afterwards received the letter</p>
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<p>produced dated 23rd October, 1882, marked 'C 5' (
<hi rend="italic">Acknowledging the draft for</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for five City of Brussels 1874 Bonds, which would be forwarded as early as possible, and apologising for the delay, his letter having been mislaid</hi>). I subsequently received the letter produced dated 13th November, 1882, marked 'C 6' (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the delay in the receipt of the bonds had been caused by a mistake of the agent, and that they were advised that morning by telegram that eight bonds were forwarded, and asking whether he would take the extra three bonds at</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.) I declined to take the extra bonds therein referred to. I never received my five 1874 Brussels Bonds. I never received back the money I sent for them. I made several applications, but without any result."</p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-18" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PAUL</persName> </hi>. I was tried here in March last and am now under
<lb/>going a sentence—I have known Langridge for about 20 years—about May last he spoke to me, and he and Williams jointly employed me—the firm was Merrick and Williams—Williams took the office at 51, Bedford Row—Langridge was the reference—these letters to Rogers are in Langridge's handwriting—I was employed to keep office and do the correspondence—I did not receive any of the profits on the business; I was paid weekly, sometimes 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on Saturday, and small sums during the week—it was irregular—after the office was taken the prisoner used to come there—these printed headings were prepared by the prisoner—advertisements were put in the county papers to induce people to buy stock—I remember letters coming from a Mr. Williams—I received them and took them unopened to the prisoner at 15, Holborn Viaduct—I saw him open them—I remember one con
<lb/>taining a cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and another for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I wrote all the answers to these letters at the prisoner's dictation—the prisoner paid the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque through his own bank; it is endorsed "Messrs. Merrick, Williams, and Co.," and "Merrick, Williams, and Co." in Langridge's handwriting—he had an account at the London Trading Bank, through which it seems to have been passed—he told me it had been returned by the bank because the word "Messrs." was there, and he endorsed it again—the cheque for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is endorsed "Merrick, Williams, and Co.," and "R. H. Langridge," in the prisoner's handwriting; that also passed through the bank—the contract note of 12th September is in my writing; it is on one of the printed forms of the office—I copied most of the answers dictated to me to the letters at the office in Bedford Row, and took them back to him at 15, Holborn Viaduct for approval and postage—he read them and he posted them—I might now and then have put the stamps on, but I nearly always left them with him for postage—this letter of 11th September is in Langridge's writing, and he added the postscript—I remember Mr. Clack's letters coming—I took them un
<lb/>opened to the prisoner at his office on Holborn Viaduct, and saw him open them—he sketched an answer and I wrote it, and afterwards took it to him for approval, and he posted it—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a letter from Mr. Clack of 16th October, enclosing a cheque for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the prisoner had it; he asked me to endorse it "Merrick, Williams, and Co.," and I did so—he paid it through the London Trading Bank—I had none of the profit of either of those two transactions—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of the sketches of an answer made by the prisoner—the prisoner got the headings printed—I and Williams were present when he gave the order—most of the printing was done at the Old Bailey, and some at a firm in</p>
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<p>the City Road, I forget the names of the firms—the contract notes were printed on Ludgate Hill.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was sentenced in the March Session for unlawfully appropriating a cheque for 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to live years' penal servitude, which I am doing now—I was not guilty of that, I was unjustly convicted—two years ago I was sentenced to three months' imprisonment for obtaining about a dozen 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. subscriptions to a book which was not published—I was not guilty of that, I had not time to complete the book; I pleaded guilty—I have never been in Warwick; I have been to Manchester; I do not remember anything happening there—I have at times gone under several different names besides that of Paul—I made a clean breast to the Treasury solicitors of what I have said to-day about a couple of months I should think after my conviction—I was asked for a statement and I gave it—I have no hope whatever of getting my sentence lessened or remitted—I had known Williams since I was a boy—he was an agent under me in years gone by—we had been connected in business for 10 or 12 years—Williams was an illiterate man, he could not write well—I can write pretty fairly and am a man of fair education—I was present with Williams when the office was taken of Mr. Rogers—I went alone the first time, and then with Williams, and it was agreed to take the office that day in my presence; William Rogers and I were there, nobody else—the prisoner was secretary to the Corporation of Land Financiers, and afterwards was appointed by the Court of Chancery as clerk to the liquidators—I was at the office at Bedford Row every day, or practically every day, and Williams was there nearly every day—he died suddenly in November or December last year—I always understood Langridge was Merrick—I believe I gave the name Merrick and Williams to Mr. Rogers—I do not know a man who sometimes went under the name of Bevan and sometimes under that of Merrick—I know a Mr. Bevan—he only went there once or twice—I never consulted him as to the letters I was to write—I had authority to endorse the firm's name on cheques—except in the instance where the prisoner's name appears on the cheque, and where the Messrs. Merrick, Williams, and Co. is crossed out and Merrick, Williams, and Co. written in, I have written the name—I don't suppose there were half a dozen cheques altogether—I know Williams and the prisoner had been friends for many years—I believe the prisoner has given Williams money on several occasions—I don't think he advanced him so much as 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—according to William's statement he had not received 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not know that Williams repaid him money advanced on or about the first of every month—I never saw the prisoner's books—I saw the correspondence of the firm; I did not write the answers out of my own head—I consulted the prisoner every morning when I took the letters down—Williams came to the Viaduct and I took the letters down there—when Williams was at the office I did not consult him and then write the letters—nobody was authorised to write the name of the firm, Merrick, Williams, and Co., except myself and Williams—I took the letters to the prisoner unopened and he opened them—Field, a friend of the prisoner's, used occasionally to be in his office when I went there—I believe nobody else was there—I used to go to the office between 9 and 10 o'clock in the morning, and Mr. Williams about 11 o'clock—if he did not come to the office he went to the Viaduct, and I used to bring them on there—during the eight months</p>
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<p>the office was open the prisoner was there perhaps a dozen times altogether—as a rule when I went to the prisoner's office he and Williams were talking on friendly matters and on business matters as well—the endorsement to Mr. Clack's cheque is mine—it is dated 16th October—I took the letter containing it unopened to the prisoner, and endorsed the cheque in his presence—Williams was away at that time—I did not open the letter and take the cheque endorsed as it is now to the prisoner—I was present when the postscript was written to the letter of 8th September, and saw the prisoner write it—I am not aware that anybody else was present—Williams was in the country at the time—the initials to the postscript, "M. W. and Co.," are in the prisoner's writing—he did not request me to, nor did I say it would appear strange if there were three handwritings, and request him to do "so—I believe the prisoner to be a good man of business—I did not take the letters to him and get him to suggest answers—I believed it to be a genuine firm and that the letters were genuine business letters throughout the whole of the period when the letters were written, and during all my interviews with the prisoner—I believe the endorsement on the cheque for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is mine—he opened the letter—it was endorsed at his office on the Viaduct—I did not put the "Messrs. Merrick, Williams, and Co.," on the other cheque—both the endorsements on that one are in the prisoner's handwriting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I was tried and convicted Merrick, Williams, and Co.'s letters were put in evidence, and shown to be in my handwriting—after Williams's return, on my telling him what amount the prisoner had received, he was very angry, and said he would see the prisoner about a settlement, and gave orders for any future letters to be given to himself, and I took no letters to the prisoner after Williams's return—I have had money from the prisoner for wages; I was paid irregularly—this letter of 5th October, "Dear Captain John," is in the prisoner's writing; this passage appears in it: "No business at 51, Bedford Row. We have sent out the October circulars; nothing comes of it, the office appears a dead letter"—circulars were printed and sent out—this order for the printing is signed by the prisoner, the matter is in my handwriting—I was instructed to draw out a circular—I cannot say I was present when it was signed—I handed it in to his office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The office was open eight months—there were other letters besides those from Clack and Williams from the country addressed to the office; they were handed to the prisoner every morning, and were answered—they were about the business of the office—I never saw any bonds at the office; one was bought and delivered in London, and one the prisoner bought and sent away—that was the only one during the eight months that I know of as having been delivered in compliance with any orders.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-19" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-19" type="surname" value="TICKELL"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TICKELL</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Bemrose and Son, printers, 23, Old Bailey—I know the prisoner by name, I have never seen him—I have produced this order signed by Langridge, dated 7, 7, 82; it is an order to print some business circulars—they were printed and sent ac
<lb/>cording to order—the only amount now owing from Merrick, Williams, and Co. is 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for these circulars—this is the receipt-note.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have an account in our books with Merrick, Williams, and Co. for two years before this—the account is still open—there</p>
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<p>have been accounts paid—there is something standing in Lang
<lb/>ridge's own personal account, it was for working out public companies—as a rule the work he introduced has been paid for—I was not present when this order was given—it came over the counter in the usual way—I did not know Williams.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-20" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-20" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-20" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Railway Printing Works, City Road—we printed some of these printed headings on blue paper: "Merrick, Williams, and Co., 51, Bedford Row, London"—we also printed for the same firm some note paper headed, "R. H. Langridge, 15, Holborn Viaduct."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see Langridge, and knew nothing of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-21" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-21" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-21" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-21" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Green and McAllan, printers, Ludgate Circus—I knew Langridge during the summer of 1882—he sent several small orders to our firm; he called personally some
<lb/>times.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known him for two years—during that time he gave orders, not amounting to much—we got all that was due by great pressure.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Sometimes orders were paid for in advance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-22" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-22" type="given" value="DAVID FREDERICK"/>DAVID FREDERICK DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London Trading Bank, Limited—the prisoner had an account with us—these cheques for 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. were paid in to his account—there was no account of Merrick, Williams, and Co.—the endorsement on one of the cheques, "R. H. Langridge," is Langridge's writing to the best of my belief—also the endorsement, "Merrick, Williams, and Co.," on the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-23" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-23" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 2nd May, at 15, Holborn Viaduct—I found there some counterfoils of cheques by Langridge in favour of Merrick, Williams, and Co., some to T. Paul, some to John Williams, and 22 paid cheques signed by him; also a cheque in favour of some newspapers for advertising, and a bill of exchange accepted by Langridge for 66
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and some accounts between Williams and Langridge in a book labelled "Journal," from June, 1879, to Nov., 1882—I found other papers at a beer-house in Bedford Row, where I arrested Paul on 23rd February—I found Paul living in a state of great poverty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Langridge's papers were put away in a proper business manner at his offices—everything was done in regular business order—I produce the journal—it appears to be kept regularly—I found it on the table lying open, so that anybody might see it—it appears by this book that in 1879 he lent Williams different sums, amounting to 44
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and it also appears that those accounts were repaid by Williams; and the same tiling appears in 1880—I had no difficulty in arresting the prisoner, he is still in the employment of the liquidators—I charged him with reference to the three cheques for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he replied "I can prove that I rendered value to Williams for these amounts."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-24" type="surname" value="ROGERS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-24" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ROGERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Williams referred me to the prisoner reference—I received the rent generally from either Williams or Paul, but it was frequently paid by cheque made payable to Merriek, Williams, and Co., signed by Langridge for the exact amount—I never had a cheque of Langridge's payable to my name—the rent was paid monthly as a rule; sometimes it went to two months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his age</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18830730-694-punishment-1" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-694-18830730 t18830730-694-punishment-1"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-695-18830730" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="def1-695-18830730" type="given" value="CECIL HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CECIL HENRY COOK</hi> (29)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-26" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-26" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-26" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to John Phillips, a tailor, of 58, Regent Street—on Saturday evening, 17th March, about 7.30, the prisoner came to the shop and asked to see some ready-made clothing—he selected a coat, waistcoat, two pairs of trousers, a lady's skirt, and 4 yards of silk, amounting to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he asked me to make out a bill, which I did—he asked for a pen, and wrote out this cheque and handed it to me; he said it would be all right, he was a member of the firm of Cook and Co., 40, Mincing Lane; if I turned to the Directory he would show me the name of the firm—he showed me his cheque-book; there were some cheques torn out, and the counterfoils remained with figures on them, drawn on that same day—he pointed to one particular counterfoil, made out to Silver and Co., of Cornnill, and he said, "I have just paid 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. away to-day to Silver for clothes"—he said, "If you take the cheque on Monday morning you will be paid"—he said he had 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the bank, but he had spent 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of it and he had got 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bank—I believed those representations, and it was upon those representations that I parted with the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I don't remember the prices of the things you had—you took the bill away with you—when I made out the bill you said, "I shall pay you by cheque"—I asked if you would not mind paying cash, as you were a stranger—I believe you had a couple of sovereigns in your purse—I did not know that the dress you ordered was not tied up in the parcel—I did not see any detective that night—I am sure you said you were a member of the firm, not a relation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-27" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I was in the shop on 17th March when the prisoner came, and heard the conversation with my son, and was there when he took the clothes away—he came next day, Sunday—he said he had got 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the bank, a balance of 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he had come for the remainder of the parcel that was left behind—I said I could not get into the shop because the manager had the keys with him, and he could not hare it that day, but he should have it the first thing on Monday morning, and I would send it to 40, Mincing Lane—he said it would be no use to send it in the morning, but at half-past 2 in the afternoon he would be there—I did not send it—I sent the cheque to the bank, and it was marked "No effects"—I saw nothing more of the prisoner till he was arrested—I gave information to the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I heard everything that passed between you and my son—you said that you were one of the partners of James Cook and Co., or the principal, or a partner, or something like that—I said before the Magistrate that I did not know that the dress was packed up—I did not tell my porter not to pack it up—you said you wanted the dress immediately because you had promised some lady to take it home to her, and you promised to give me more orders if the man would call at half-past 2—I don't remember you saying I need not send the dress, but the lady would call on the Tuesday—I did not see a detective on the night of the 17th—the dress had been worn before by a member of my family—your wife called on me before you were arrested, and tendered a letter from you stating that I should be paid when you received the money.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-28" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-28" type="surname" value="WAITE"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-28" type="given" value="JOHN PEPPERELL"/>JOHN PEPPERELL WAITE</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the employ of Hope Brothers, 223, Holborn—Mr. Peacock trades under that firm—on Saturday, 17th March, about 5 p.m., the prisoner came there and selected a rug, a dressing-gown, and other articles to the value of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he wrote this cheque in my presence—I spoke to Mr. Soane, the manager, and he said to the prisoner that it was not usual to take cheques, and asked him for a reference, and he wrote the name of James Cook and Son as a reference—the goods were afterwards sent as he requested to the Inns of Court Hotel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-29" type="surname" value="SOANE"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-29" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SOANE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Hope Brothers—on the evening of 17th March Waite brought me this cheque—I went into the shop with the cheque and found the prisoner there—I told him it was not usual to take cheques—he said, "Oh, it is all right," and he gave me a reference to Cook and Co., 40, Mincing Lane—he said he was a member of the firm, we should find it all right, the cheque would be met—the Directory was looked at—he said he was staying at the Inns of Court Hotel—believing his statement I allowed the goods to go—he said nothing about a banking account—the cheque was sent to our head office, and returned marked "No effects."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-30" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-30" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, in the employ of James Cook and Co., 40, Mincing Lane, and have been so for about 20 years—the prisoner is not a member of the firm, and never was—there is no person of the name of Cook now a member of the firm—I know the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Your uncle got me into the firm—your grandfather was the original and only member of the firm—I cannot say for how many years Mr. Magon has had the business—I do not know that it was only left to him for a certain time, and that at the expiration of that time it would come to you—I believe the house 40, Mincing Lane belongs to Mr. Magon—it does not belong to your father and you that I know of—Mr. Magon as executor to your grandfather pays certain moneys to your father—I can't say whether it is entailed property—I do not know that under your grandfather's will certain property belonging to him comes to you absolutely—I do not know that you have any interest in the business—whatever sums you may have received from Mr. Magon have been in his capacity as your grandfather's executor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have never known the prisoner interfere in the business or have anything to do with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-31" type="surname" value="GLYN"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-31" type="given" value="PASCOE CHARLES"/>PASCOE CHARLES GLYN</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Glyn, Mills, Currie, and Co., bankers, 67, Lombard Street—on Saturday, 17th March, the prisoner sent in his card to me with "Cecil H. Cook" on it—I did not know him, but I knew his grandfather well and the family—I saw the likeness in the prisoner—he said he wished to open an account, that he knew the firm, which had banked with us for some time—the conversation between us was very hurried—I was the only partner present—he mentioned that he had hopes of having a share in the business from his uncle or grand
<lb/>father, I am not sure which—knowing him in that way, I allowed him to open an account, and I referred him to my clerk, Mr. Gregg—he has never paid in anything—nothing passed between us about paying in any money—the firm still has an account with us, and has had for years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't think I told the detective that you represented yourself to me as a member of the firm—I knew you were not a partner—I don't remember your saying that you had 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. coming from some</p>
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<p>property in Canada—I never saw your father—your grandfather I knew very well—I knew it to be a respectable family—I never saw you before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-32" type="surname" value="GREGG"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-32" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER GREGG</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Glyn and Co.—on 17th March, by direction of Mr. Glyn, a cheque-book containing 60 cheques was given to the prisoner—these cheques marked A and B came out of that cheque-book—the prisoner signed his name in the signature book—no money was ever paid in to his credit—cheque B was presented for payment a day or two alter the 17th March—I believe other cheques were also pre
<lb/>sented.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not ask you if you were a member of the firm of James Cook and Co., or if your account would be a large one—you did not say it would be about 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I think you said you would pay in some money, but I am not clear what it was—I have forgotten what you did say—you asked me for a cheque-book, and I asked you what size—I think you made some remark about paying in some money—I don't remember anything about the Canadian property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-33" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-33" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> C). On 7th June the prisoner was brought in to Vine Street Station, in custody from Worcestershire—I read the warrant to him—it was for obtaining certain goods from Mr. Phillips, of 58, Regent Street—he said "Oh, is that all, Mr. Phillips; my wife has gone across to see him, but I suppose if I make that right there are other cases?"—I said "Yes, there will be several other cases"—he said "Well, the facts are these: I expected a certain sum of money to be paid in next day, as I have property in Canada."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say before the Magistrate that Mr. Glyn had told me that you represented yourself to him as a member of the firm of James Cook and Co.—I said I had been given to understand that you had obtained the cheque-book by representing yourself as a member of the firm—I did not on the 17th March follow you from Mr. Phillips's shop to Charing Cross Station—I did not receive information of the fraud till the following Tuesday—I said that I traced the cab that took you there—you asked me where I missed you, and I said at Charing Cross Station—Mr. Phillips did not speak to me on the 17th—I have not been to persons to whom you are indebted and asked them to bring criminal charges against you—I went to Mr. Kinsella, of Praed Street, to ask some particulars—I did not ask him to prosecute you—I did not go to Hope Brothers; they had previously given information.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-34" type="surname" value="SOANE"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-34" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SOANE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). About the 7th June the detective called and said that the prisoner was in custody, and would I be in Court, and I said I would; that was all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-35" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-35" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I called on Hope Brothers I told Mr. Soane that the prisoner was in custody, and asked if he in
<lb/>tended coming to the station to prosecute—I did not say that others would come if he would.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence denied any intention to defraud, and stated that he had</hi> 500
<hi rend="italic">acres of land in Canada worth</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">an acre, upon which he was expecting an advance of</hi> 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">which was delayed in consequence of the original deed not having been forwarded, it being in the possession of Mr. Wollington, who would prove it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-36" type="surname" value="WOLLINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-36" type="given" value="VICTOR"/>VICTOR WOLLINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a manufacturer, and live at 60, Oakley Road—I have known the prisoner since about 1876—a considerable time</p>
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<p>ago he deposited a deed in my care, respecting some Canadian property—I produce it (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated, and referred to be a grant of certain lands the province of Quebec, in March</hi>, 1842,
<hi rend="italic">which lands were afterwards granted to the prisoner by his father</hi>)—about the middle of March the prisoner called on me, and told me that he was expecting to receive 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in advance pending the purchase of the property, and that he had been disappointed, owing to my not having sent this deed—he said he was in a mess about it, and he hoped I would hunt the deed up—I was under the impression that the deed had gone, but it was mislaid, and I afterwards found it—I have known the prisoner for many years, and have known him to have large sums at different times—he was brought up as a rich man, and was accustomed to keep a large establishment—he had undergone a training in medicine, and did something with the Ambulance Corps in the Turkish war.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In 1876 he borrowed money on a reversion—I knew nothing about the Clerkenwell Sessions—I never heard of his having been charged with any offence before—I lost sight of him since 1881 until March this year—I was told that he was in Canada—I made him an advance of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on this deed—I have had it since 1881 as security for the 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the deed is a peculiar one—the purchase money is so many hundred gross of watch-glasses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He at one time held a commission in the Connaught Rangers—I have had many transactions with him to a large amount, and always found him honest and straightforward—I had lent him sums of money which were always repaid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He was in the Turbo-Russian war, and was taken as a Russian spy, and was very nearly shot—he was also in Afghanistan.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-37" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DUFFIELD</persName> </hi>. I was porter to Mr. Phillips on 17th March—I went to the Inns of Court Hotel with the parcel—I don't know what it con
<lb/>tained—I know there were some coats, waistcoats, and trousers, and some parcels—I did not receive any instructions not to put in a silk dress.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>696.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ULYSSE MALACHRINO</hi> (34)</persName>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-696-18830730 t18830730-696-punishment-3"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>697.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM LAWRENCE</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830730-697-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-697-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging an authority for the payment of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Weeks' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-698-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-698-18830730 t18830730-698-punishment-5"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>699.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES KEMP</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830730-699-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-699-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to unlawfully, and </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH JAMES HYETT</hi>** (43)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830730-699-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-699-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KEMP</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HYETT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<p>700.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM RING
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<interp inst="t18830730-700-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-700-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to unlawfully, and </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES STEVENS</hi>** (51)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830730-700-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RINGROSE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STEVENS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<p>701.
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<interp inst="t18830730-701-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-701-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing while employed in the Post-office a letter containing a silver locket and a silver gilt chain, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830730-701-offence-1 t18830730-name-46"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18830730-701-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<interp inst="t18830730-702-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-702-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing while employed in the Post-office a post-letter containing a half-sovereign, a shilling, and seven stamps, the property of
<persName id="t18830730-name-48" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-48" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830730-702-offence-1 t18830730-name-48"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18830730-702-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-702-18830730 t18830730-702-punishment-11"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18830730-702-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-702-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18830730-703-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-703-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HICKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE THOMAS"/>GEORGE THOMAS DAY</persName> </hi>. I am 13 years old, and live at 68, Orchard Street, Great Smith Street—on 22nd May the prisoner, who I had seen before, spoke to me about 5 o'clock outside Mr. Scarlett's public-house, and said "Get me a pint of six ale, and bring it down to the bottom of Orchard Street"—he gave me a half-crown; I gave it to the landlady, who gave me the ale and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, which I gave to the prisoner—he gave me a penny—he drank the ale, and gave the can to a little boy named Mason—Mr. Scarlett and I afterwards spoke to Wybrow, and went with him to the corner of St. Anne's Street and Great Peter Street, where we saw the prisoner—I pointed him out to the constable, and he was taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said that there was another man like you—I had seen you once or twice before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-51" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA SCARLETT</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the New Coach and Horses, Great Smith Street—on 12th May I received a half-crown from Day; I put it on the shelf with other money; there was no other half-crown there—I afterwards gave it to Mrs. Tracey in change for a half-sovereign—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I noticed it when Day gave it to me, but knowing him I did not take much notice of it—Mrs. Tracey brought it back to me the next morning—I told her I did not think it was very good, but I knew who I took it of.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-52" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH TRACEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Tracey, of 3, Prestbury Buildings, Westminster—on 22nd May I changed a half-sovereign at Mrs. Scarlett's, and in the change she gave me a half-crown, which I gave next day to Mrs. Hase—I had no other—she brought it back next morning, and I took it to Mrs. Scarlett.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-53" type="surname" value="HASE"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-53" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE HASE</persName> </hi>. I live in Charlotte Street, Horseferry Road—on 22nd May Mrs. Tracey gave me a half-crown—I took it to the Three Elms public-house, and gave it in payment for some brandy—they gave it back to me directly—I did not lose sight of it—I gave it back to Mrs. Tracey.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-54" type="surname" value="BOX"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-54" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOX</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old Star and Crown, Broadway, Westminster—on 25th May, just before closing, I saw the prisoner tender a florin to my wife for something which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she brought it to me; it was bad—I said nothing, but went to the other side of the counter, got a constable, and charged him—he said that he did not know it was bad, a gentleman gave it him for moving some boxes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-55" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-55" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 148). On 25th May, early in the morn
<lb/>ing, I was called, and the prisoner was given into my custody for utter
<lb/>ing a bad florin—he said that it was given him by a gentleman for carrying some boxes—he did not say "and a shilling besides"—I signed my deposition, but it was not read over to me—I said that he had a shilling besides, which I found on him, and two pieces of good money—he was taken to Westminster Police-court, remanded, and discharged.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-56" type="surname" value="WYBROW"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WYBROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 193). On 15th June I went with Day and Scarlett to the Greycoat public-house, and Day pointed out the prisoner and two or three others—he touched the prisoner, and said "That is the man who gave me the money"—I said "
<hi rend="italic">Jimmy</hi> you will have to come to the station with me"—he said "All right, I will go quietly"—I knew him—I told him it was for uttering counterfeit coin he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-57" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—this half-crown and florin are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "The boy says he saw me three or four days afterwards, and I was then in the House of De
<lb/>tention."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-703-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-703-18830730 t18830730-703-punishment-12"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CARL HOFMAN</hi> (35)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-704-18830730" type="defendantName">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUISA GREEN</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830730-704-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HOFMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830730-704-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-60" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-60" type="surname" value="NEWBURY"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-60" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY NEWBURY</persName> </hi>. I keep a post-office at 17, Lancaster Street, Hyde Park—Green came there in March, asked for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps, and gave me a shilling and a florin—I told her that the florin was bad—she said that it was good, and had been given her by a gentleman who lived close to her—I kept it and returned her the shilling—I saw that she had two good florins—she did not have the stamps; she said she would go and fetch the gentleman who gave her the money—I afterwards saw her at Hammersmith Police-court and recognised her—the florin was kept separate for about a month and then mislaid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot fix the date—I dare say fifty people a day come into the shop; I cannot remember them all—I only saw Green once, and when I saw her next she was in the dock; I did not pick her out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-61" type="surname" value="MITCHELL"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-61" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 420, Brixton Road, and am assistant to Mr. Edmunds, who keeps a post-office and stationer's shop—at the end of April, Payne came in between 4 and 5 o'clock for some stamps and handed me a half-crown—I tested it with acid and told her it was bad—she paid me with good money and I gave her back the half-crown—I picked her out at the station from four or five other women.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was about three minutes in the shop; I took particular notice of her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-62" type="surname" value="CHERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-62" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHERRY</persName> </hi>. I keep a post-office and grocer's shop at 1, Lan
<lb/>caster Place, Bayswater—on 3rd May, about 1 o'clock, Green came in for a half-crown's worth of stamps and put down a bad half-crown—my wife took it up and I took it out of her hand as the prisoner was going out—it was bad, and I marked it "May 3rd"—this is it—it was given to the police—about half an hour afterwards my assistant showed me two bad half-crowns, which I marked "3rd May"—on the following Thursday, May 10th, Hofman came and gave me a bad half-crown for some stamps—he took it away—I afterwards saw Green at Hammersmith Station with a lot more.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not speak to her—she bought something of my wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-63" type="surname" value="TANT"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-63" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD TANT</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Cherry's assistant—I saw Green there more than once about the beginning of April, always alone—about the middle of April she came in for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of stamps; I sent her to Mrs.</p>
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<p>Cherry—she got the stamps and left in a hurry—on 3rd May, about 1.30. she came again for some grocery—I served her; it came to 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she gave me a bad half-crown; I suspected it, but gave her 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I after
<lb/>wards found it was bad, marked it, and gave it to Mr. Cherry—on 10th May Hofman came for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps and gave me a half-crown—I saw that it was bad, but gave him the change, as I had had instructions—I marked it, and afterwards gave it to Mr. Cherry—I had seen Green before that; she came about 1.30, and was served with tea and sugar, which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she paid with a half-crown—I saw that it was bad, but gave her the change without saying anything—I handed it to Mrs. Cherry and followed Green—she joined Hofman; I followed them to a public-house and to the post-office in Harrow Road, and watched them into several shops; first one went in, and then the other, one remaining outside while the other went in—I followed Hofman and then went to see where Green was, and missed them both—I had followed them from 12.40 to 3.30—the last place I saw them go into was the post-office in Harrow Road—I then lost sight of them—I was alone in the shop on the 3rd.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-64" type="surname" value="COOKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-64" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER COOKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer and keep a post-office at Goldhall Road, Kensal Green—on 23rd June, about 3.30, Hofman came in and tendered a half-crown and a shilling to Campbell, who found the half-crown was bad—I followed him, had a conversation with him, he gave me a good half-crown, we went back to the shop, and I gave him the bad one back—he put it in this brown leather purse—from what my sister said I followed him to Lock Bridge, where he went into a public-house, and was followed by Green—they went along together in conver
<lb/>sation—I spoke to two constables and they were stopped—when they stood by the inspector's desk I saw their hands together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-65" type="surname" value="CAMPBELL"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-65" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Cookson's assistant—on this afternoon Hofman came in for some stamps, and paid me with a shilling and a half-crown, which I passed on to Mr. Cookson—he went away and Mr. Cookson went out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-66" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-66" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 321). On 23rd June, shortly before 4 o'clock, I was at Lock Bridge, Paddington—Mr. Cookson spoke to me, and I followed the prisoner, and said to Green "Do you know Hofman?" pointing to Hofman—she said "No, I met him at the public-house, and asked him to treat me"—I told them I should take them both in custody for uttering a bad half-crown to Mr. Cookson—Green seemed surprised and said "What, a bad half-crown?"—I said "Yes"—she said to Hofman "We had better have a four-wheeled cab"—when the prisoners were before the inspector I saw Hofman move his hand behind him—I said "What have you got there?"—he said "Nothing, look," and held out his hand; I saw this green purse up his sleeve—it contained two bad half-crowns wrapped separately in tissue paper—I searched him and found a brown leather purse containing 42 postage stamps, a good shilling, 14 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and a bad half-crown—I received from the female searcher a bag, 72 stamps, a packet of envelopes, a florin, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—besides that there were three half-pounds of steak in separate papers, which I threw away on the Monday morning, as they were very high—the prisoners refused their addresses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-67" type="surname" value="WEST"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-67" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 15). I was with Martin, and saw the prisoners walking together in deep conversation. I took Hofman, he</p>
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<p>said, "If I gave him a bad half-crown I am sorry, I suppose it will be a bad job for us"—at the station I saw Green put her right hand into Hofman's right hand covered by a handkerchief, and said "What have you passed?" she said "Nothing"—Hofman moved his left hand towards his back, Martin immediately seized it and found a green purse up his sleeve.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-68" type="surname" value="HOWS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-68" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA HOWS</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Harrow Road Station—I searched Green and found a bag, a packet of envelopes, throe separate half-pounds of steak, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 72 postage stamps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-69" type="surname" value="PILLING"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-69" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PILLING</persName> </hi>. I live with my parents at 19, Portland Street, Soho—the prisoners came to our house on November 3rd, 1880, and occupied one room on the third floor front in the name of Shultz—she said that he was an interpreter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He spoke of her as his wife and she spoke of him as her husband—he is German and she English—they always behaved well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-70" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three coins produced by Cherry are bad, these two found on Hofman are bad, and one of them is from the same mould as that uttered to Campbell by Hofman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18830730-704-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOFMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18830730-704-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-704-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-704-18830730 t18830730-704-punishment-14"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 31, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD AUGUSTUS RYDER</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">After</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">had opened the case, and some discussion, the letter containing the alleged libel was withdrawn, and a verdict of</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830730-705-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<p>706.
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<interp inst="t18830730-706-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-706-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 5 shirts, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830730-706-offence-1 t18830730-name-74"/>Union Lighterage Company</persName>, Limited, in a vessel on the
<placeName id="t18830730-geo-1">
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830730-706-offence-1 t18830730-geo-1"/>Thames</placeName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-75" type="surname" value="AVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-75" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was tried for this offence at the last Session with Frederick Baldock. Baldock was then convicted, but the Jury being unable to agree as to Vass, were discharged without returning any verdict as to him. The evidence now given was the same as in the former case (Page</hi> 357).</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his good character.—
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-78" type="surname" value="WICKING"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-78" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WICKING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Wicking, of 190, Walworth Road, furniture dealer—on 24th February I supplied the prisoner with some goods under a hiring agreement—the price of the goods was 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he paid altogether 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on 3rd May he had some other goods on an agree
<lb/>ment under the same conditions—this is the agreement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I never got any notice in writing that the goods had been removed—no money was paid under this agreement—the goods were delivered on the 3rd or 4th</p>
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<p>by Mr. Wicking—I went several times for the money a fortnight after the delivery of the goods, but the house was always shut up, and I wrote this letter—the value of the goods under this agreement was 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was left upon the other agreement, that was added in—I had one or two short notes from the prisoner, but no answer to that—eventually I gave information to the police—I have since seen most of the furniture, some at the pawnbrokers', Wade and Balls, the other at a furniture dealer's in Westmoreland Road, Walworth—my house is about a mile and a half from the prisoner's house at Peckham.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We sell many goods on the hiring system; it is our usual way of doing business—unless the whole amount is paid the pro
<lb/>perty is ours—as soon as the whole is paid the purchaser gets the goods—the prisoner promised to pay the whole amount on the first agreement before he had the other—this is the receipt I gave him for the 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we supplied a piano that was not included in this agreement—it was left in the house, and was not disposed of—he paid nothing on that—its value was about 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., it was on hire at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he was not to purchase that—I should have objected to his disposing of the goods even if he had paid regularly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Nothing was paid out of the 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there is no charge against the prisoner on the first agreement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-79" type="surname" value="WICKING"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WICKING</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—I delivered the goods to the prisoner on 3rd May.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-80" type="surname" value="GRAHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-80" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture dealer, of 34, Westmoreland' Road, Walworth—on 7th June I bought some goods of the prisoner at 161, Asylum Road, Peckham—I bought a drawing-room suit, a chest of drawers, two bedsteads, two palliasses, five cane chairs, and two wash
<lb/>stands—I cleared them on the 8th—Mrs. Wicking has seen those goods—when the prisoner offered the goods for sale he said that he was going away to-morrow to America, and he wanted to pay the landlord the rent, and I was to clear them early in the morning, so that he could give up the key of the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the things—it was a fair price—35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was a very hot price.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-81" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-81" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Wade, of 62, Queen's Road, Peckham, pawnbroker—I have two pier-glasses and a swing glass—on 19th and 28th May the prisoner pawned them—he said they belonged to him—Mrs. Wicking has seen them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I advanced 23
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the two pier glasses—I should say 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was a fair price for the two; they were very small.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-82" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-82" type="given" value="ALFRED HOWARD"/>ALFRED HOWARD SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Balls, of 150, High Street, Peckham, pawnbroker—I have a feather bed pawned on 5th May for 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by the prisoner, and I took in a carpet for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 30th May—I did not take in the feather bed, and I can't say that the prisoner pawned that—Mrs. Wicking has not seen the carpet—the prisoner said it was his own property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should think the bed was worth about 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the carpet about 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-83" type="surname" value="WEATUERHEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-83" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT WEATUERHEAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant P</hi>). From information I received I arrested the prisoner on 3rd July, in Romford Road—I told him I was a police officer, and I arrested him for stealing a quantity of furniture from Mrs. Wicking—he said "I am very sorry, I wish they had waited a little longer, the money would have been paid"—he said if I went to</p>
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<p>Jamaica Road I should find it open—I went there and found his state
<lb/>ment correct—his brother-in-law lives at Romford.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His brother is a little cattle dealer—I know nothing about the prisoner's family—he has a brother a solicitor, in a very respectable position.</p>
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<interp inst="def1-708-18830730" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-708-18830730" type="surname" value="EADES"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES EADES</hi>, Feloniously</persName>
<rs id="t18830730-708-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-708-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-708-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> forging and uttering a receipt for three dozen playing cards and 12 dozen ivory cards, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-85" type="surname" value="CLAY"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-85" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CLAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 56, Dale Road, Haverstock Hill—I am clerk in the employ of Charles Goodall and Sons, of 17, St. Bride Street, wholesale stationers—on 18th May the prisoner came there and produced this order form from Mr. Cordingly, of Hammersmith, for three dozen playing-cards and 12 dozen white cards—I supplied him with the goods—he was talking on various subjects all the time he was there, but nothing with regard to the order—he selected some designs for patterns—I saw the cards packed up and given to him, and he took them away—we had dealings with Mr. Cordingly before; we had a regular account with him—I gave him the goods believing the order to be genuine—he signed this receipt in my presence, "J. Woods."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-86" type="surname" value="CORDINGLY"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-86" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CORDINGLY</persName> </hi>. I am a printer at Hammersmith—the prisoner was in my employment from February till 2nd May—he was then dis
<lb/>charged—this is one of my order forms—there were three abstracted from my order book, Nos. 730, 731, and 732—this is 730—I did not authorise the prisoner to go for these cards—he had been discharged before—I had a man named Woods in my employ from the beginning of this year until May—during that time the prisoner was in my service.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not say that this was your writing—you occasionally had to make out orders—you were not authorised to fill up this one; you were told when to fill them up—you had not to stock the warehouse at your discretion—you had no authority to carry blank orders with you and to use them if necessary—I don't think this is your writing, I don't know whose it is, it is not Wood's writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-87" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-87" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 17th July I apprehended the prisoner as he came out of his lodging on a warrant—I read the warrant to him and told him the charge—he made no reply; he said what he had to say he would keep to himself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I can only say it is not my writing. I carried orders regularly into the City. When I entered into the employ I was ordered to buy stock with a casual limit, as there was nothing on the premises to make a stationer's shop. I was discharged with an offer of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in full of all demands. If I told the circumstances of my employ
<lb/>ment it would alter the state of things.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18830730-708-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at this Court in October</hi>, 1870.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>709.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HENRY BONNER</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18830730-709-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-709-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-709-18830730 t18830730-709-punishment-17"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>710.
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<interp inst="def1-710-18830730" type="age" value="24"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL EDWARDS</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t18830730-710-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-710-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-710-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to unlawfully obtaining goods by false pretences, having been before convicted at this Court in March, 1881,—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18830730-710-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18830730-710-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-710-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>Before Mr.
<hi rend="italic">Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN EMMERSON</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18830730-711-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-711-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-711-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-92" type="surname" value="COOMBS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830730-711-offence-1 t18830730-name-92"/>George Coombs</persName>, and stealing five coats and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRANSTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-93" type="surname" value="COOMBS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COOMBS</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at 51, Conduit Street, and assistant to Mr. Burden, an outfitter—on the morning of 21st June I returned home about 1 o'clock, opened the door with a latch key, and heard footsteps on the stairs—thinking it was my wife I called out "Ann, is that you?" I received no reply, and instantly went down and turned the gas up, and found the place in the greatest confusion—I looked into the scullery and saw the two prisoners under the cistern—I saw Payne's face by the gas light, but not the other so distinctly, but I swear they are the two men—I seized Payne by the collar and said "You scoundrel, what are you doing here?" he made no reply—knowing that there was no back entrance, I went outside the street door and held it by the knocker and letter-box with my foot against the door poet—they tried to pull the door from me—I called to Mr. West who was passing with a lady, to help me, and instantly there was a smash of glass and the prisoners immediately jumped off the shop next door—they had broken the first floor landing window—I seized Payne under a gas lamp and the other ran back past the front door—I afterwards saw him at the station—I missed a little box, a workbox, a watch which was found on the kitchen stairs, four walking sticks, a coin, a box of pens, some studs, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money—some coats were removed—the door required a latch-key to open it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Payne.</hi> It was not open; it was on the latch—nothing was broken except the place where you broke out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmerson.</hi> Before you were caught, I saw you distinctly under the lamp when I seized Payne, and I recognised you directly you were brought into the station—Mr. West caught you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot positively swear that I saw Emmerson under the cistern, but he dropped off the roof and I saw him directly—I only saw two men in the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-94" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-94" type="surname" value="COOMBS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-94" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN COOMBS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on 20th June, about 12 p.m., I fastened up the house, leaving the front door on the latch—it was necessary to have a key to open it—I was in bed about 1 o'clock and heard a cry of "Police" and steps on the stairs—I got up and went to the front door, trying to open it, but found my husband was outside it holding it and crying "Police"—one man passed me on the stairs, and I saw one coming upstairs—I did not see their faces—I went down to the kitchen and found a watch belonging to my boy, on the stairs—it had been in a little drawer with 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and some coppers which I also missed—the coats which had hung behind the door were found in the kitchen with my workbox—the landing window was fastened with a catch—it did not break till I got to the street door—I found it open—I had left it shut—it leads to the leads of the next shop—a pane of glass which shows light into the shop was broken by their walking across it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">policeman D</hi> 241). I was in Old Burlington Street, heard cries of "Stop thief," and saw Payne running and Coombs</p>
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<p>running after him—I caught Payne—Coombs said that he had broken out of the house—Payne said "It was not me"—I searched him at the station and found in his pocket 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and four pence, a coin, a box of pens, some silver studs, and this key.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-96" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY KKIGHTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 330). On 4th June I was in Conduit Street, heard cries of "Police," and saw Emmerson running, followed by Mr. West, who tripped him up, and before I said anything he said while West was on top of him "I know nothing about this, I was running after the other man"—I took him back to the house and found this piece of flannel round the sole of his boot outside—I took him to the station—he complained of having injured his foot by jumping, but afterwards said that Mr. West did it by tripping him up—a doctor saw his foot.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmerson.</hi> I am positive you said that your foot was hurt by jumping, and at Vine Street you said "I got it when I fell."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-97" type="surname" value="BOWDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-97" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOWDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi>). I was present when the prisoners were brought to the station—Payne gave his name as Johnson, and said that he lived at the East End and wanted to know what he was going to be charged with—I said "You are not an East-ender, sit down," and in a minute or two Emmerson was brought in—I said "You are in a nice mess now"—he said "It has nothing to do with me"—I went with the Inspector and examined the premises—we could see no marks on the street door—I went downstairs and found the articles produced lying on the floor wrapped ready for removal—Mr. Coombs handed me this watch—I returned to the station—a doctor examined Emmerson's foot and said that there was a slight sprain, and asked how he did it—he laughed, and said "I suppose they will find out; kicked, of course, by the man who threw me down"—at the police-court next morning I said to Payne "Do you think it is any use my going to the East End, are you going to give us that trouble?" he said "Well, I have lived there, but we shall not give you any trouble; we were passing, and saw the door open, and went in, and would not you if you had the chance?"—he looked at Emmerson and said "Don't you think we ought to get off after jumping that wall?"—Emmerson had nothing on him but a pawn
<lb/>ticket and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in their defence denied being in the house or knowing each other, and Emmerson stated that he came up after the affair was over and was taken in custody.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with a conviction at Clerkenwell in March</hi>, 1882,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**†.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-711-18830730 t18830730-711-punishment-19"/>Two Years' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMER
<lb/>SON</hi>†.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18830730-711-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-711-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-711-18830730 t18830730-711-punishment-20"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NASH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18830730-712-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-712-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-102" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). I was in Messrs. Buxton's employ, and was charged with stealing this wool—I have known Sait three or four years—at the end of March or the beginning of April we were talking of Martin, who was in custody for receiving stolen wool, and Sait knew that Charles Cross, who I worked with, had dealings with Martin—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Hipson</hi>) to take the goods to the booking office—I did not direct them at all—I saw them afterwards at the police court—Hipson brought me the ticket which the clerk gave him—I took it to Mr. Sait in Roman Road and gave it to him—on the Wednesday morning, the 17th or 18th, the detective arrested me and took me to Moor Lane and accused me—Sait paid me at the rate of 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound for wool which was worth 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was seven or eight years with Messrs. Buxton in a position of trust—my wages were 33
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—they were good masters to me—I had robbed them on several previous occasions—Martin tempted me like Sait—repentance induces me to give evidence to-day—I made a confession to my employers, and a solicitor saw me—I wrote a letter and asked for forgiveness because I wanted to make a clean breast of it, not thinking of what my sentence would be—I told them about Martin and Sait, and there was another man; I cannot say that I robbed my employers for the third person, but I knew that they were being robbed for him—I did not tell my foreman or my matter—I let him do so because he knew that I had robbed my master previously—I was surprised at Sait making the proposal; we were by ourselves when he made it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had a conversation with Sait in the prison going round at exercise; he said that if I would stick to one thing, that I only had one transaction with him, and I got convicted and, he got off, he would see to my wife and children.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. It was at Guildhall that Sait wanted me to say that he had only been engaged in one transaction; I did not say so; if I had not been guided by him I should have pleaded guilty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-103" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). A few days before 14th April I received information, and made a communication to Messrs. Buxton and Son that afternoon—shortly before 3 o'clock I watched their premises with Detectives Hutt and Roper, and saw Nash leave the passage from the premises, and speak to Hepson—they both returned to the premises, and in about a minute Hepson came out with this sack on his back followed by Nash and Roper—I followed to Moorgato Railway Station, where the sack was deposited in the cloak-room, and Hepworth received a ticket from the porter—I marked the sack and followed Hepson—he returned to Nash in Basinghall Street—I gave information and they were kept under observation till 17th July, when Roper made a communication to me, and I saw Sait at the Detective Office, 26, Old</p>
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<p>Jewry, and asked him if he could give any further explanation in reference to the possession of the sack of wool—he said no, a man asked him to mind it—I said "There was a ticket in connection with that bag; do you know anything about that ticket?"—Sait said "I shall decline to answer that question"—I said "You will be charged with receiving this sack of wool knowing it to be stolen"—he made no reply—he was taken to Moor Lane Station, and made no answer to the charge—Sait shook his head at Nash in the dock, and Nash said "No, no, all right."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not state at the police-court about Nash shaking his head, nor did I state it to Mr. Frith or to the solicitor—I spoke to Mr. Buxton about it, and Roper apprehended Sait—I had a long conversation with Sait and asked him questions—I investigate cases first and then charge the prisoners—I know that Roper had brought him to the Detective Office for him to give an explanation about the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been in the force 18 years—it sometimes happens that perfectly respectable people buy stolen goods—it is necessary to interrogate 40 people out of 41—if he had told me where he got the goods in a straightforward manner I should not have charged him, but I asked him if he could give any further explanation; he said "No"—Roper was under my instructions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-104" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-104" type="surname" value="ROPER"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-104" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 925). On 14th July, from, instructions I received from Sergeant Wright, I kept observation on the Wool Exchange, 24, Basinghall Street, and saw Nash leave shortly before 12 o'clock, walk up Basinghall Street, and return with another man who is a witness—they both went into No. 24, and the other man came out carrying a heavy weight—Wright and I followed him to Moorgate Street Station, and saw him leave the bag in the cloak-room and receive a ticket from the booking clerk—on Tuesday, the 17th, I saw a man go to the cloak-room door, tender a ticket, receive the sack, carry it out to a cart, and drive away—I followed him to Roman Road, Old Ford, to a marine store shop—I saw the prisoner in the shop, and when the carman left I went in and told the prisoner I was a police-officer, and wanted him to account for the possession of the sack—he did not answer for a minute, and then said "A man asked me to allow him to leave it here"—I said "Can you refer me to the man?"—he said "No, he is a stranger to me"—I said "It is not very satisfactory to me, you will have to go to the City"—he said "The shop belongs to my brother and I work for him"—he sent for his brother, who said that he knew nothing about the sack—I said to his brother "Do you allow him to buy this wool?"—he said "I don't know anything about it"—the prisoner said "I buy and sell things as if it was my own shop"—I waited till 7 o'clock and then took the prisoner to the station, and he was charged—I took Nash on Tuesday morning, the 17th, and charged him with stealing the wool.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the wool when it was lying at Moorgate Street Station, and told the booking clerk that I believed it was stolen, and to let me know if anybody came for it—I examined it and Wright marked it—it was lying outside the counter at Sait's—I took Sait on my own responsibility, as his answers to my questions were unsatisfactory—I would not have asked him questions after he was in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-105" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HIPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, of 7, Three Herring Court, Redcross Street—on 14th July, shortly before 3 o'clock, I was is Basinghall Street—Nash spoke to me, and I went with him and carried a bale of wool to Moorgate Street Station, and got a ticket in the name of Williamson—Nash told me to have the name on the ticket, and I did so—I afterwards met him at the Bell public-house, Basinghall Street, and gave him the ticket and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change out of sixpence, and he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for my trouble—I saw nothing more of him till I was at the station—I knew him previously by working there—this is the bale (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-106" type="given" value="WALTER JOHN"/>WALTER JOHN HOLIDAY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 215, Roman Road, Old Ford—on 14th July Sait gave me a ticket, which I took to the clock-room, Moorgate Street, and received a bale, which I took in my cart to Sait's shop, 89, Roman Road, and he gave me a half-crown—I had been employed to go to Moorgate Station before, both by Sait and his father.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-107" type="given" value="EDWARD CHARLES"/>EDWARD CHARLES BUXTON</persName> </hi>. I am a wool broker, of Basinghall Street—Nash was in my service—this bale is my property—it weighs 911b.—I have examined the wool and recognise it—it is worth 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound; 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. would be a very small sum to give for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As far as I know, the police acted with my authority and sanction, in everything they did—I have received a letter from Nash—I do not know Martin, but have heard his name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that when the wool passed but of Nash's possession into that of a third person, it ceased to be stolen property, and that therefore Sait could not be convicted of receiving it.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See Reg. v. Lyons, Archbold's Pleas of the Crown, p.</hi> 439).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that it still remained in Nash's possession, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">overruled the objection.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAIT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>—"
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NASH</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his goods and money.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of the mantles—she was wearing it when in custody—the value of it is 55
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and the costume 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the others were to be sent to Bennett of Blandford by rail, and were sent—I parted with the goods because the prisoner told me she came from Bennett of Blandford—she also told me she used to live there some years ago and had gone back to live there again—if I had not believed she came from there I should not have let her have them—when in custody, she was wearing one of the costumes she had from me—she signed for the goods in the name of Mary Anderson in the signature book—we charged the goods to Mr. Blandford's account.</p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-127" type="given" value="THOMAS HODGES"/>THOMAS HODGES BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a draper of Blandford in Dorset—I know the prisoner—she was in my service five years ago—I have only seen her once since she left—I never authorised her to go to Walker and Gibbons's to order mantles or skirts or to give any order at all.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I got up and accused them of robbing me, and was struck down a second time—I was the worse for drink and could not identify the men; there were three or four; they all got away—I thought of going to the police-station on the Sunday, but did not—the inspector identified me on the Thursday or Friday; he was out of town when I went to Scotland Yard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am not aware that I called out for help when I was knocked down—I saw about it in the
<hi rend="italic">Chronicle</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Post</hi>, and went to Bow Street, and the inspector told me to go to Scotland Yard—I saw the inspector on Thursday or Friday at Scotland Yard—I am in no regular work.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On the evening of 23rd June I was in Chancery Lane, and passing down Cursitor Street I saw five men, of whom the prisoner was one, and the prosecutor—he was suddenly and violently knocked to the ground by the four men, the prisoner taking an active part—I went towards them to see what was the matter—the pro
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—his pockets were turned inside out then—the other three ran away—the prisoner struck him to the ground again and ran away—I chased him through Chancery Lane and Southampton Buildings till he disappeared down a court, and I lost sight of him—I had seen him about Drury Lane before—I went to look for the prosecutor, but failed to find him, and went into Holborn and saw the prisoner come out of the court in which I had lost sight of him—I spoke to a constable, and the prisoner seeing me hurriedly crossed the road—I went up and apprehended him and took him in custody for assaulting and robbing the man—he said "I have just been to see my stepmother at Clerkenwell"—I did not know the prosecutor at that time—he saw the case in the paper after the remand, and came to Scotland Yard, and said he was the man who had been assaulted and robbed—I recognised him at once—I had described him.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman ER</hi> 6). About 9.30 on the 23rd I was in Holborn—the inspector said something to me and gave the prisoner into my custody on a charge of assault—I had seen the prisoner cross the road and the inspector bring him back—at the station he was charged with assault and robbery—he said he was not guilty of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you were taken in Holborn you said Inspector Smith would be sorry for what he was doing—you said you had been to see some one at Clerkenwell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he was crossing over Holborn to have a drink with a friend whom he met on his way home when the police
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of felony in August</hi>, 1881.—
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<interp inst="t18830730-720-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-137" type="surname" value="DALLING"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830730-720-offence-1 t18830730-name-137"/>Thomas Dalling</persName>, and stealing a box, two bags, eight purses, and 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., his goods.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STAINER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18830730-720-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-720-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-720-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-138" type="surname" value="DALLING"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-138" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DALLING</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Union Place; George Street, Chelsea, and am a gentleman of property—after midnight on the 23rd I was aroused by my wife, and went down and found the doors broken open and money taken away—there was 137
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in these two bags—we lost about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., of which 137
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. has been recovered, so that we have lost about 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—before we went to bed everything was perfectly fastened—I identify these bags and this purse (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with the letter "H" on it—it was full of new sixpences on that night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-139" type="surname" value="HEWITT"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-139" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HEWITT</persName> </hi>. I am a servant living at Union Place, opposite Mr. Dalling's—on the morning of the 23rd I was called by Mr. Dalling soon after 2 o'clock, and fetched a constable—about 4 o'clock I was going to bed again, and I heard a rustling like a drop from a wall—I went round and saw two men, one without a hat—Frith is one of the two; I did not know him before; I am positive of him—they had just recovered themselves from getting over the wall next to the beershop in Union Place—I lost sight of the one without a hat in the Grosvenor Road—the other walked across to a coffee-stall—I said something to a constable—he was not taken into custody there and then—before I lost sight of the one without the hat they went into a passage leading out of George Street to Chelsea Market—they stopped and he showed Frith the bags—I followed them into the court, and he put them again under his coat and turned out into George Street, and I followed and lost sight of him, and gave the other in custody—these are the bags (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I found them in a doorway—there was something in them; I don't know what it was—I gave them in the same state to the constable—I went into the garden, and there found a pair of boots and a hat—I did not see the face of the man without a hat, only his back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frith.</hi> You were underneath the wall when I first saw you, recovering from getting over—you were not so far up as the public-house—I was at the corner by the palings, not by the gardens, on the right-hand side.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-140" type="surname" value="DYSON"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 268). About 2 o'clock on the morning of the 23rd I heard some one calling "Police!"—I went to Dalling's house, and was informed some one had broken in and stolen some property—I examined, and found the front and back door and windows open—the drawers were pulled open and the contents scattered about—I could not see any marks on the door—a desk was broken open—I got a ladder and examined the wall—Mr. Hewitt gave me these bags—I found they con
<lb/>tained 139
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—one of the prisoners was pointed out to me at the coffee-stall—I took him into custody and told him the charge—he said "Oh, it is all right; it was not me, it was the other man"—he was searched at the station, and 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on him—about 12.45 on that morning I saw Stainer, Wise, and Sheppard, and another man whom I could not recognise, standing at the corner of Sloane Square Station, about 80 yards from Dalling's house—they moved away—I again saw the two girls at 1.30, and when they saw me they moved away—at 2 o'clock I was informed of the burglary, and Frith was taken at 4 o'clock—I took</p>
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<p>Stainer and the women at Liverpool—they had booked for Canada, and were going to sail—Frith had a hat when I took him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frith.</hi> After I had apprehended you gave me Stainer's address and a description of Wise.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Union Place is just at the back of Sloane Square Station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-141" type="surname" value="CLOUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-141" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CLOUGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 6th July I went to Liverpool—Frith was in custody in London, and Stainer and the two women in custody at the Bridewell, Liverpool—I said to them "I am going to arrest you for being concerned with Frith in breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Mr. Dalling in London, and stealing about 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money—they each said "That is wrong"—on the way to the station Sheppard said "I did not know he had committed the robbery, but he told me on board"—Stainer is not hear that, but he told me on board he had broken into a house and stolen the money—in the morning; he said "I have got 68
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; we had been to Plymouth, and stopped at Hatton's lodging-house," and that he had bought the boots and clothes and watch at Plymouth—I received two passage warrants for Quebec—there was a brown leather purse marked with the letter H, a wash-leather bag containing 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, and an aluminium and chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-142" type="surname" value="MCINTOSH"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-142" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA MCINTOSH</persName> </hi>. I live at 45, Queen Street, Blackfriars Road—on Saturday, 23rd June, about noon, Stainer, Wise, and Sheppard came and engaged my rooms, Stainer and the short woman as man and wife, and the other as a friend—he paid in advance—he said he had come from Australia; the women heard him—they had plenty of money—I saw a great quantity of sixpences, nothing else—he said he had thrown 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. overboard, and that he had about 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. besides that with him—he went out with the women, and came back with a quantity of new clothing—they came about 11 o'clock, and were in and out during the day—on Saturday he slept with the short woman—he went out on the Sunday, and left on Monday morning about 10 or 11 o'clock, and never came back, and I heard no more of them—they left some property behind them—I read the account in the papers on the Monday week, and communicated with the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-143" type="surname" value="DYSON"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-143" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On the morning of the 21st I saw Stainer and the two female prisoners within 30 yards of the prosecutor's house—they moved away when they saw me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-144" type="surname" value="THORNTHWAITE"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-144" type="given" value="NOAH"/>NOAH THORNTHWAITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I received a telegram on the 2nd, and in consequence, on the 5th, went on board the steamer Parisian, lying in the Mersey—Stainer was on board—I told him he would be charged with the robbery—he said it was right—I searched him, and found the purse, chain, and other articles on him—there was a box of clothes—the girls were not there at this time—the second time I went he said in their presence "I gave a bag and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Wise"—I told her she would be charged, and she took the purse and this bag out of her breast and gave it to me—when I charged Wise with receiving the money knowing it to be stolen she said she was outside the house at the time Stainer was in the house, but she did not know he was committing a robbery—Sheppard said "I know nothing at all about it"—there was a passage to Quebec on each girl.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Frith in his defence stated that he had given the constable three or four addresses where he thought Stainer might be found, and also the addresses of the girls.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHEPPARD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18830730-720-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-720-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-720-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STAINER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18830730-720-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-720-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-720-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-720-18830730 t18830730-720-punishment-28"/>Five Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WISE</hi>
<rs id="t18830730-720-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-720-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-720-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18830730-720-punishment-29" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-720-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-720-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-720-18830730 t18830730-720-punishment-29"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRITH</hi>
<rs id="t18830730-720-verdict-4" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-720-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-720-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
<rs id="t18830730-720-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-720-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-720-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-720-18830730 t18830730-720-punishment-30"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18830730-721" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18830730"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-721" type="date" value="18830730"/>
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<p>721.
<persName id="def1-721-18830730" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-721-18830730" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-721-18830730" type="age" value="60"/>
<interp inst="def1-721-18830730" type="surname" value="FENAY"/>
<interp inst="def1-721-18830730" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FENAY</hi> (60)</persName>
<rs id="t18830730-721-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-721-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-721-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18830730-name-146" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-146" type="surname" value="NORMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN BURTON"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830730-721-offence-1 t18830730-name-146"/>John Burton Norman</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-147" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-147" type="surname" value="BOAKES"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-147" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET BOAKES</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of the Rev. John Burton Norman, of Little Stanmore, near Edgware—about 9.30 on the night of the 26th June I saw the prisoner come to the schoolroom window—he asked me for protection, and said some woodmen were going to kill him—I told him to go away—he came back again to the same window—I shut the shutters—he kept asking for protection; I took no notice of him—I was outside the schoolroom door and heard a smash of glass—I went upstairs and cried for help, and Mann came to my assistance—I went out to the frost door and let him in—this tea kettle and stand (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were fronting the dining-room window, eight yards from it, on the sideboard—when I went in there was a pane of glass broken in the window, and the tea-kettle and stand had been moved from one side of the sideboard to the other—before I saw the prisoner these napkins were in the side
<lb/>board drawer; after the prisoner was held by Mann I saw them outside the drawer; there was some blood on them—the prisoner's hand was cut slightly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-148" type="surname" value="MANN"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-148" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MANN</persName> </hi>. I live at Edgware, Burnt Oak—on the night of 26th June I heard cries for help, and in consequence went to Mr. Norman's house, and when I got up to it noticed that one of the windows was smashed—I did not see the prisoner, I only saw the cook upstairs—I spoke to her—I was going past again about 9.20, and heard screaming out of the window—I came hack and drove my horse and cart to the door, and in consequence of what the cook said I went round to the front of the house, where I saw a window broken—I heard some one in the house—I shouted "Police!" and the prisoner came out of the window directly after—when he got outside I said "Who is with you?"—he said "I am all alone"—I did not notice his hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-149" type="surname" value="ARSCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-149" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ARSCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Metropolitan Police</hi>). On the night of 26th June I was called to the Vicarage, where I found the prisoner detained—I told him he would be charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house—he said "All right, I am all alone"—I noticed his right hand, there was a cut and blood on it—the constable took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-150" type="surname" value="ALEXANDER"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-150" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ALEXANDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Constable</hi>). I took the prisoner to the station—on the way he said "I asked the servant for protection and she refused me, so I broke the window and got in. I only did it for pro
<lb/>tection; wouldn't you, if somebody was going to murder you?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18830730-721-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-721-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-721-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18830730-722" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18830730"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-722" type="date" value="18830730"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18830730-722-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-722-18830730 t18830730-722-offence-1 t18830730-722-verdict-1"/>
<p>722.
<persName id="def1-722-18830730" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-722-18830730" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-722-18830730" type="age" value="34"/>
<interp inst="def1-722-18830730" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="def1-722-18830730" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FISHER</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18830730-722-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-722-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-722-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 10 coats, the goods of
<persName id="t18830730-name-152" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-152" type="surname" value="BURY"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-152" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18830730-722-offence-1 t18830730-name-152"/>Abraham Bury</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-153" type="surname" value="LEITNER"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-153" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON LEITNER</persName> </hi>. I live at Saunders Road, Spitalfields, and am a porter—I was in Bishopsgate Street on the morning of 3rd July with a barrow, on which were 200 coats—I left the barrow in the street while I went into Mr. Bury's shop—when I came out a woman</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188307300029"/>
<p>spoke to me, and in consequence of what she said I looked at the barrow and found a bundle of 10 coats gone—I found it on the other side of the barrow; there were seven coats in it—Abrahams spoke to me—before I missed the coats the prisoner stopped near the barrow—I saw him brought back by the policeman—he had nothing with him—I did not see the coats again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-154" type="surname" value="ABRAHAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-154" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor at 12, Saunders Street, Spitalfields—on the morning of 3rd July I was in Bishopsgate Street and saw Leitner with a barrow on which were coats—I saw the prisoner taking some coats off the barrow—I thought he belonged to the shop, but when I saw him run I ran after him—he dropped some coats on the road—the last he dropped was at Bishopsgate Street Station—he said "What do you want with me?"—I said "I want to lock you up because you have been stealing some coats from the barrow"—I could not see any constable—he took me in a small turning—I saw a constable and gave him in charge—he had run 20 yards or more from the barrow before I caught him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not walk away—you had some coats on your shoulder or your arm; I don't know how many—I had hold of you by your coat when we walked up to the constable—you might have
<hi rend="italic">chaffed</hi> me as we walked along.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-155" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-155" type="surname" value="HAWKES"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-155" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA HAWKES</persName> </hi>. I was with my husband on this morning in Bishops
<lb/>gate Street—I saw the prisoner come by me with the coats—I should not have known whether they were his or anybody else's till he dropped two or three and turned back and picked up one or two, and looked up into my face—he ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You dropped them nearly at my feet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-156" type="surname" value="HAWKES"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-156" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HAWKES</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's husband—I did not notice the prisoner at all—I saw the bundle of coats at my feet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18830730-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-157" type="surname" value="GEAR"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-157" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GEAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 244). At 8.30 on the morning of 3rd July I was in Eldon Street, about a quarter of a mild from Bishopsgate Street Station, and saw Abrahams coming to me with the prisoner—Abrahams said the prisoner had stolen some coats off a barrow in Bishopsgate Street—they had no coats with them at the time—I told the prisoner he would have to go to the station with me, and on the way I took him to Mr. Bury's—eight coats had just been brought in—when I said "You will be charged with stealing the coats," the prisoner said "I only did it for a lark"—he was taken to the station and charged—he said "That is what larks come to"—Mr. Bury saw the coats and identified them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not volunteer to go back to the shop until I said I should take you to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have nothing to say. Four of us were larking together. I acknowledge the coats were outside the place, and a bundle of them was knocked off the barrow."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Williams.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">CAVENDISH BENTINCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-161" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN BRIDER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Charles Brider; he is a bricklayer—we have been living for some time at 21, Cottage Lane, City Road, with my daughter, Sarah Ann—she was 22 years of age on Monday, 18th June—she was working for De la Rue, the stationers', in Bunhill Row, for nine years and a half, and used to go day by day to her employ
<lb/>ment there—another daughter was living with us, younger than Sarah—the prisoner has been lodging with us a little over a year—he became acquainted with my daughter, and they were married at St. Luke's early in June—after the marriage they returned to 21, Cottage Lane, and both of them went to their employments—in the evening they both slept at our house, but not in the same room; they did not sleep in the same room at all after the marriage—they continued to go regularly to their respec
<lb/>tive employments—on Monday evening, the 18th, she came home about 8 o'clock, and brought a small parcel with her—she spoke a few words to me, and went out to meet her husband on Pentonville Hill—I think I have made a mistake about this; on the Monday the prisoner came home first—she went on business in the Hackney Road for her father, and she was late when she came in—she said she was very ill—the prisoner was there; he never attempted to go and meet her as usual—she went into the front parlour and sat in an arm-chair—he stood a few minutes when he heard her sobbing; he went in and pulled her out—I went in to him and told him he must not do that—he rushed past me and flew to the table-drawer—she heard the noise of the knives and she flew past me and flung her arms past her own neck and said, "He is either going to murder me or himself"—I begged of him to lay the knife down; he had taken a large carving-knife out of the drawer—I then felt faint and fell back in a chair—he fixed the carving-knife to her breast and said he would run it through her if she did not tell him where she had been—she said she had been to Fox's in the Bethnal Green Road to fetch some bark to gargle his throat—he then sat down on the sofa and cried bitterly—I cannot tell what became of the knife, whether he laid it down; I think it was placed in the drawer again by my daughter—she wanted me to give my word not to tell her father, and I did so—the prisoner said, "I am mad"—I said, "I think you are"—this was about half-past 9 to 10 o'clock—on Thursday, the 21st, they had been at work as usual during the day—the prisoner came home first between 8 and 9 o'clock, his usual time—he was very fidgety as she had not returned—he said, "I can't think where she has got to"—she came home about 9 o'clock, her usual time was 8—I am a little confused, I was thinking of the Monday; on the Thursday she came home at 8 o'clock; the prisoner was not there at that time—she laid a small parcel on the table and went to meet her husband—she was in the habit of going to meet him—she was away about an hour and a half—the prisoner came in about 9 o'clock while she was away—he asked if Sarah had returned—I said, "No, have you not seen her?"—he said, "Yes, coming down the hill, but she was walking in such an upright style I did not cross directly to her"—he said that no woman should master him, and he went out—he was perfectly sober—he was out about 20 minutes, and returned with my daughter—they both</p>
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<p>Walked into the kitchen coolly and quietly—she left the kitchen hurriedly and rushed into her bedroom; that was the left-hand parlour—it is a double-fronted house—the parlour is on the same floor as the kitchen—the lock of the door springs twice; she sprang it twice; she shut the door, and locked it—that seemed to arouse the prisoner, and he rushed and burst the door open, and went into the room—I heard them talking very loudly—I did not hear what was said—I then went in—my daughter was sitting by the bedside crying very much—the prisoner was standing up—she held her hand up, and said "You will have something to answer for before your God"—he snapped his fingers in her face, and said "And so will you"—she said "You have called me a whore"—he said "I did not"—she repeated it a second time—he said nothing then, but he gave a jeering laugh—she then removed her seat, and sat on an ottoman at the foot of the bed—he said "I will stop you from going to De la Rue's"—I said "You can't, her character is too well known"—he said "We will see"—she said "You are cruel and unkind; oh, mother, you can't tell what I have had to go through; I wish I had taken your and Mr. Machonicie's advice; I will not live with him; did I ever tell you any
<lb/>thing of James, mother?"—I said "No, that has been your fault"—I don't think he said anything then—she threw her hands away from him, and said "Go away from me, go away, I never want to see you any more"—she said to me, "Did you ever catch me out in one lie, mother, until I knew him?"—I said "No"—she was a most truthful child—he then sat down by the side of her, and begged of her to forgive him—he said "Pray forgive me, Sarah, do forgive me"—she said "I can never forgive you for the name that you called me"—she told him to go away, she never wished to see him any more—he said "Will you forgive me?"—she said "No, I can never forgive you for the name you called me"—he then moved his position from the front of the fireplace, and sat by her side—for one minute he seemed to sit still, and then in an instant I saw the poor creature on the floor, and he digging something into her—I thought it was his thumb, but she halloaed "He is murdering me, mother; he is murdering me"—I rushed and pulled him off by the hair of his head, and said "You villain, what are you at? what are you doing?"—he never spoke—he threw me over the bed, which injured my arm, and ran out at the door—my daughter got up and fell on her wound by the side of the bed—after I recovered consciousness, she threw up her head and said "Mother, I am dying"—I afterwards saw that she was wounded—I rushed to the water, but got a towel and wipe her face—I then rushed into the street and got assistance and spoke to the police, and a doctor saw her—I went with her in a cab to St. Bartholomew's Hospital—I was present when the police came and picked up the blade of a knife—it had blood on it—I did not see any knife in the prisoner's hand—I never saw this brown-handled knife till it was found by the police—he had a white-handled knife, this produced is it—I found this on Friday, 28th July, on the top of a safe, just outside the kitchen in a small lobby, I had to get a chair before I could reach it—it was shut up as it is now—I had seen the prisoner using that knife in his work, but I had lost sight of it for two months—I went to the hospital and saw my daughter there; I was there on the 23rd when the Magistrate came, and the inspector, and the prisoner was brought there—my daughter was sworn and her deposition was taken in my presence—she died on</p>
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<p>the 24th about—these letters 10.30 in the evening—I know the prisoner's writing—these letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are his writing—he went to Liverpool on the first Monday after their marriage, I think on the 11th: "Euston Station. My dear Wife,—Through the trouble between your father and mother and I, I feel I can never live with them more. You and I must leave them soon, and to do so we want money. When you read what I am going to do, do not fret, as it will only make things worse. I am going down to Liverpool to see the solicitors, but shall come back late to-night. Dear Sarah, don't fret, but be quiet and let them all at home see how you can trust me. God knows that they have distrusted me, which is one of the things which has upset us. Dear Sarah, it is hard to go away from you, but it is for the best; rather let me be away from you one day than for ever. Dear Sarah, if you have not been examined to-day do not be so. I say again, it will make no difference between you and I. I am afraid the friendship between your mother and I is ended. Dear Sarah, it is strange, but before I married you I thought it would turn out like this; I shall always believe your mother knew you; but never mind, we shall both be happy when living alone. The fault is not yours. Dear Sarah, believe me, I love you with all my heart, although I have acted funny at times. Remember, allow no one to come between us. Dear Sarah, I cannot say more at present. I go at 9.30. Please not to go near Smith's. I shall telegraph to you when I arrive. Dear Sarah, believe me to be your ever loving husband, James K."—"From James Kelly, H. M. Prison, Clerkenwell, 24th June, 1883. My dear Wife,—I scarcely know how to write a few lines to you, I feel so wretched, and have such pains in my head that I have no power to think, so if I omit anything you must forgive me. Dear Sarah, before I say more, I must ask you to write and let me know how you are; tell me if you are getting better. Dear Sarah, I am so sorry and repent to the utmost for what I have done, and I want you to write and say that you forgive me and love me still. I love you, dear girl, and I never meant to stab you as I sat by you asking you to forgive me and you answered no. I took out my penknife and meant to frighten you, but something seemed to come over me and I went mad and stabbed you. Dear Sarah, we have both been mistaken; I thought you did not love me, and you seemed to be sure that I did not love you. Dear Sarah, if it had been so, would not I have taken the opportunity to leave you when you told me to go? but, no, I could not leave you, Sarah. I loved you too much, and you drove me mad. Dear Sarah, I shall be tried next Wednesday. I shall not mention your faults, not even to save myself; you are too good for the world to know you. My dear Sarah, if you had trusted me and given way to me for a few days I feel sure this awful affair would not have happened. Dear Sarah, I am obliged to finish my letter now as I am wanted at Court. So good
<lb/>bye for the present. Believe me to be, my dear wife, your ever loving and affectionate, but unfortunate, husband, James Kelly. ******** P.S. Dear Wife,—Please send Mr. Stan ton to me; I should so like to see him, and also your father." Envelope addressed, "Mrs. Sarah Kelly, Bartholomew Hospital."—"From James Kelly, H. M. Prison, Clerkenwell, 9th July, 1883. Dear Mrs. Brider,—I feel I must write to yourself to say that I forgive you from my heart for any words you have said or anything you have</p>
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<p>done to satisfy yourself, and as you thought my poor wife Sarah, but which to me did and has made me unhappy. I know I have been very gay and reckless, but for what I have done to my dear wife I can say truthfully I never have or wished to ruin any girl's life. My dear Sarah and I had many troubles, and although I was a stranger and at liberty to do and go as I pleaded, my love for your daughter was such that I could not leave her. Dear Mrs. Brider, concerning my darling's illness, I did often ask Sarah to go to a doctor for her own sake, but she would not. I got wild and asked her to speak to you, which she did; then after Mr. Brider spoke to me, and I said more than I wished about Sarah because I thought you had deceived me at the risk of making Sarah unhappy. I always felt more for her than myself on that point, and I never did or would allow myself to think that it was her own fault (I shall say no more), but I can see now I had not the sense to inquire in a quiet and proper manner, because I was out of my mind. I had no one to comfort or advise me, not even my only love Sarah. My dear wife seemed to me like a dead person, she either could or would not speak. I cannot say more, as I wish you to get this to-night, Tuesday. I should much like to know how you are all getting on. I have seen my solicitor this afternoon, but I would give no statement, as I wish to hear from you first. Please write soon. I hope that you and Mr. Brider and all at home will accept my best wishes for your happiness, because I sincerely wish it. I remain, Mrs. Brider, your forgiving but unfortunate son-in-law, James Kelly. P.S.—You have been much mistaken in me concern
<lb/>ing a certain thing." Envelope addressed. "Mrs. Brider, 21, Cottage Lane, City Road, London." "From James Kelly, H.M. Prison, Clerken
<lb/>well, 13th July, 1883. Dear Mrs. Brider,—If it would not be asking you too much, I should much like to speak to you privately here; (if you will) please say when you can come. If you are going to the Clerkenwell Court to-morrow, I should thank you much if you would bring with you those slippers dear Sarah worked for me. Please send them to me in my cell. Hoping that you and all at home are bearing up, I remain yours sincerely, James Kelly. P.S.—Dear Mrs. Brider,—I am terribly afraid I shall have to tell all I know, but if you come and tell me any words my dear wife said which will comfort me, I will, with God's help, do what I think is right. I feel I would rather die than say a word against poor Sarah and cause you more trouble. I cry often and say to myself 'What shall I do? is there nothing to save me, and shall I have to tell all?' I have seen the solicitor again this afternoon, but I will not write out my defence till I have seen you. As you know, I gave poor Titty 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which she put in the bank, and as I shall want all the monies as I can get I am asking my solicitor to get it. I should be very thankful for a letter from you, so good-bye from your sincere but unfortunate son-in-law, James Kelly." My daughter never got the letter of 24th June; it came to my house—she had nothing the matter with her so far as I know—before Christmas the prisoner told me that he had the upholsterer's itch, and he had medicine and ointment—he had a great many marks round the hips and between the fingers; I did not particularly notice his throat—on one occasion I saw things in his bedroom that were used for an immoral purpose, a syringe, a small phial, and ointment, with direc
<lb/>tions—a lodger slept in the room, but never washed there—I used the washstand—the prisoner spoke to me about those things—I can't tell the</p>
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<p>exact words he used, but he said he hoped I did not think they were his—I said I had not seen them there before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My daughter was 22, and the prisoner is 23—they were married on 4th June—she had always been an excellent daughter to me, a truthful, pious girl, a thoroughly good living girl; she was very reserved, she never spoke to a person in the street—she had never mis
<lb/>conducted herself in any way—she had not given him the slightest provo
<lb/>cation on this day, nor on any occasion; she was always modest and proper, and was very fond of him—when she begged me not to tell her father, the prisoner cried bitterly, and begged me to forgive him—he was perfectly sober on the Thursday—he was a strictly sober man—there is not the smallest suggestion for saying that she kept bad company with girls, or anything of the kind—her church was her God—the prisoner is a Liverpool man—he went to Liverpool to get some money from some solici
<lb/>tors; he was entitled to a share in a ship—he complained very much at one time of an abscess in the head, and running at the ears very badly—I had known him about 13 or 14 months before the marriage—he has been very different since Christmas last—he was very much beloved by the whole family until that time—he had conducted himself very properly till after his return from Liverpool; after he came back he said his head was very bad—he continued to complain of that up to this day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 260). On the evening of 21st June I went to 21, Cottage Lane, and there found the prisoner and Mrs. Brider, the deceased, and Jones 166—the deceased was sitting on a chair, attended by the doctor—I said "What is the matter?"—Mrs. Brider said "My daughter has been stabbed"—I looked on the floor by the bottom of the bedstead and found this part of a knife; the large blade was deficient—I held the knife up and said "What is this?"—Mrs. Brider said "That is what the villain must have used"—the knife was covered with blood, and on the floor close by there was a pool of blood—the prisoner said "I don't know what I am about, I must be mad"—I made a further search, and found this blade close by where I had found the handle—I said to the prisoner "I shall have to take you into custody on the charge of stabbing your wife"—he made no reply—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G</hi>). About 10 o'clock on the night of 21st June I saw the prisoner at the police-station in Old Street—I noticed blood on his hands, and also on his shirt front—the last witness handed me the knife and blade, and I saw blood on them—the prisoner seemed very calm and collected—he did not pay anything; he was per
<lb/>fectly sober—I went to the hospital, and returned to the station and charged him with stabbing his wife with intent to murder—the charge was read to him—he made no reply—on the 23rd June I took him to the hospital, and the Magistrate was there, and took the deceased's deposition—she was sworn, and her evidence was taken in the usual way—the prisoner had an opportunity of cross-examining her, and he did ask her questions—the deposition was read over to her, and she put her cross to it. (
<hi rend="italic">The deposition was read as follows</hi>: "The man now present, the prisoner, is my husband. The night before last he stabbed me. I was sitting over in the back room. I am so insensible I cannot remember much. We had a few words about some boots, and he told me he would pay me when he got me home. I did not have time to make him an answer in the kitchen. He got the knife out of his pocket, and he</p>
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<p>stuck it into me two or three times. We had the words about the boots in the street, and we came home together. The kitchen and the back room are the same room. We were not 10 minutes in the house before it happened. I cannot remember the words he used at the time. The knife stuck in my throat two or three times. This is the third time he has threatened my life, and this time he stabbed me. I told him in the street I would not live with him, and he said, 'When we get home we'll see.' I did not see the knife at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did stab me two or three times. My mother was there too. You asked me to forgive you, and you told me you would let me see when you got me home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not say he would stab me when he got me home.")</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-164" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALFRED"/>FREDERICK ALFRED HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman, and live at 17, Old Ford Road—about 9 o'clock on the evening of 21st June I was in the City Road walking towards Cottage Lane, and saw the prisoner just by Duncan Terrace; be was alone—he came across and met a young woman—he said to her "You b—cow, I will give you something for walking Upper Street when I get you home"—she said "No you won't," and ran across the road; he ran after her and caught her at the corner of Old Street—I followed them; I was going the same way—I saw them go in to 21, Cottage Lane—I went on home.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-165" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH RAYNER</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at Bartholomew's Hospital—I attended to the deceased when she was brought there at half-past 10 at night—she was in a state of collapse, and in a dangerous state—she had a wound about two inches below the left ear—she died on the 24th, at half-past 10 at night—I made a post-mortem examination—the wound was about three inches deep, it nearly divided the spinal cord; it was just such a wound as might have been inflicted by a stab with this blade—it passed between the cervical vertebra—considerable violence must have been used—she died from the injury.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I can say that I did it in my madness; I did not know what I was doing, I was led to do it by certain things that was said and done. I loved my wife and I love her still; she had many faults which I was not going to mention for my wife's sake, and as I had caused great trouble in the family I did not wish to cause more. I shall tell all now, as I can see a great many lies have been told, and a false witness brought up. That is all I have to say."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18830730-name-166" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER TREADWELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant surgeon to Her Majesty's prison, Clerkenwell—the prisoner was in that prison from 22nd June up to the present time—I have seen him from time to time about three or four times a week—during the whole of the time I have seen him he has always conducted himself as a rational and sane man—I have not noticed any symptoms of insanity about him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had conversation with him for five or ten minutes at a time; I never heard till to-day of his suffering from abscess in the head—an abscess in the head before bursting might probably cause pain—I suppose in the interior is meant—a running abscess might discharge through the ear if in that region.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> In your opinion might it temporarily affect the brain at times?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It depends upon the position of the abscess, and whether it is acute or chronic.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LITTLETON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CAVENDISH BENTINCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, August</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,</rs> and
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<interp inst="t18830730-728-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of his masters.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HICKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">After the commencement of the case the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">considering that the facts, if proved, would not amount to a false pretence, directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PELLEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 238). On 30th June, about 1.45 a.m., I was on duty in Finsbury Park—I examined the prosecutor's front door and found an indentation near the keyhole—I listened and heard some
<lb/>body inside—I went to the signal point, got two constables who went to the back while I went to the front and got further assistance—I then forced the scullery door, went in, and met Robinson on the landing—Berry took him—we found Poole in a wardrobe in the first floor front room, Nelson under the bed, and Harrington behind a mattress on the second floor, who said "It is a fair bet, we will come quietly"—the front door had been forced, and this
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Robinson.</hi> There was a severe thunderstorm that night, and it rained very hard—I made a noise; we had to kick a panel in.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Nelson's Defence.</hi> I met two of the prisoners, and we missed our road, and coming along Oxford Road we saw a door open, and one of them said, "Let us go in here," We went in, and shut the door and went to sleep.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBISON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POOLE</hi>†—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour each.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NELSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRINGTON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard labour each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>731.
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<interp inst="def1-732-18830730" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE REED</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18830730-732-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18830730-732-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-732-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/> for a robbery with violence (with a person unknown) on
<persName id="t18830730-name-186" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18830730-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-186" type="surname" value="GOULD"/>
<interp inst="t18830730-name-186" type="given" value="HELENA FRANCES"/>
<join result