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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>FOWLER, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SECOND SESSION, HELD DECEMBER 10TH, 1883.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</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, December 10th, 1883, and following days.</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARCHIBALD LEONI SMITH</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., M.P., Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES WHETHAM</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-10" 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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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE SMITH</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK KYNASTON METCALFE</hi>. Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOWLER, MAYOR. SECOND 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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAFFORD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prisoner, applied to quash the First Count as bad, the allegation not being that he was entrusted with the money as a solicitor, as required by</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">Vic</hi>. r c. 96,'
<hi rend="italic">sec</hi>. 75,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WILLAMSOM</hi> (
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<p>November, just before 12 o'clock, I was with Stewart on duty in Bucking
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<lb/>diately ran across the road, and saw the prisoner just getting up from the prosecutor; his right-hand was clenched—I seized it just as he was about to put it into his right-hand pocket—I forced it open—it contained a penny—the prosecutor's right-hand waistcoat pocket was turned inside out—he charged the prisoner with stealing a half-crown—the prisoner said "Are you sure it is not a 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze in his right-hand trousers pocket—I also found on him a discharge from the 55th Regiment of foot—he was sober—the prosecutor complained of pains in his back—another constable got up to the spot just as we were crossing the road, he was close at hand—he had not been there when I first saw and followed the two men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I did not see anything drop on the pavement when he gave you the penny.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 340). On Sunday night, 25th November about 12 o'clock, I was on duty in Lower Belgrave Street—I saw the prisoner and prosecutor together at the corner of Ebury Street; they had hold of each other—they went along the street a little farther, still having hold of each other—I heard one say something about police; afterwards I heard one shout "Police!" aloud two or three times—I at once ran towards the spot—just before I reached them they both fell to the ground together—I went and caught hold of one of them, which I believe was the prisoner—they both got on their feet, and Williamson came up and caught hold of the prisoner—the prosecutor said the prisoner had got a half-crown of his'—the prisoner denied having it—the prosecutor had been drinking; the prisoner was sober—the prosecutor said he had bought a box of matches of him for which he gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. y and that in doing so he dropped a half-crown, which the prisoner picked up and refused to return—the prisoner made no answer to that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the two struggling together—I could not tell what you were doing; I could not distinguish you from the other then.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-28" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ORPIN</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer's assistant, and live at 199, Clapham Park Road—on Sunday night, 25th November, between 11 and 12 o'clock, I was coming along Buckingham Palace Road; the prisoner asked me to buy a box of lights of him; I gave him a copper for them—I can</p>
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<p>remember no more; I was struggling with him in Lower Belgrave Street—I fell down and called out "Police!" and two officers came to my assistance—when we got to the station I charged the prisoner with steal
<lb/>ing a half-crown—he said "Are you sure it is not a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece"—I said "No, I can safely swear it was a half-crown"—I examined my pocket; it was turned inside out, and a half-crown was gone and some other money—I had never seen the prisoner before—he said he knew me, and would take me home—I did not want his assistance—I do not recollect dropping a half-crown—it was in my waistcoat pocket, and when the officers came up my pocket was inside out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know whether you were going to rob me or not—I was struggling with you—I had had a glass or two too much—I cannot identify my half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODRICH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-31" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi>. I live at 141, Packington Street, Islington, and am an engineer in the employment of Cowan and Sons, 50, Cannon Street, papermakers—on Saturday, 10th November, between 10 and 11 in the morning, I was at my engine on the premises—the prisoner came in with a mallet in his hand—he came round the stack of paper, raised the mallet over his head in a throwing position, and said "
<hi rend="italic">Sod</hi>, I will do for you"—I struggled with him—I can't swear whether I received a blow or not, it was so sharp—while struggling we turned round, and I pushed him on the ground and ran down the stairs, where I saw Mr. Watson—I was then bleeding from the back of my head, across my eye, my nose, and my forearm—I made a statement to Mr. Watson, and was taken to the hospital—after I came back from the hospital I went back to the firm, and from there to the station in Thames Street, and I there charged the prisoner with having inflicted these wounds—I was afterwards an outdoor patient at St. Bartholomew's Hos
<lb/>pital from the 10th to the 16th, and from the 15th to the 23rd I was an indoor patient; I was discharged on the 23rd—the prisoner and I had not been to say on friendly terms; we had one quarrel, but we had not spoken for some time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We saw each other repeatedly; we worked for the same firm, not on the same floor—we saw each other repeatedly in the course of the day—this assault took place in the engine-room, against the engine—the engine is fenced round with wood, not quite to my height—I was angry with him for coming round in that position—we got in a struggle, and in the struggle I hit him in self-defence as far as I could—I can't say whether he had hit me at that time—I think I was insen
<lb/>sible at the time—I know the struggle took place—whether I had the blow before with the mallet or not I can't say—I did not see any other instrument than the mallet—the wound over my eye was bleeding freely; I had it sewn up, and also the wound behind the ear—I went to the hospital in a cab—no other words were used than I have mentioned.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-32" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Alexander Cowan and Sons, 50, Cannon Street, papermakers—the prisoner and prosecutor were in our service—on 10th November, about 11, I was on the ground floor of the premises and saw the prosecutor come running down the stairs holding</p>
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<p>a handkerchief to his head, and the blood was pouring down from him in every direction—his arm was cut, and his face was bleeding just below the right eye—he made a statement to me, in consequence of which I sent for a cab and took him to St. Bartholomew's Hospital—I called the prisoner downstairs and asked him why he had assaulted White; he said because White had accused him of robbery—he also said that White had injured him on the arm, and he showed me a mark; it looked like an' abrasion of the skin—he said" I intended to hit him with the mallet, but I don't think I did—I detained him, and White subsequently charged him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> White came down the stairs pretty fast—the mark on the prisoner's arm was evidently recent; it was bleeding, not profusely—he had been in our employ about 18 months, has borne a very good character—there has been no complaint against him.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 594). On 10th November, about 11, I was on duty in Cannon Street, and saw White coming out of No. 50, almost covered with blood—I put him in a cab and took him to St. Bar
<lb/>tholomew's Hospital—I subsequently took him back to 50, Cannon Street, where he gave the prisoner into custody for committing an assault upon him—I took the prisoner to the station—on the way he asked if White was much hurt; I said I was afraid he was, I was afraid it was serious—he said "I must put up with it, I must make the best of it"—he was charged at the station, and made no answer to it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, the property of
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-42" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID LYONS</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Fashion Street, Spitalfields—on Sunday, 11th November, my wife served the prisoner with a pair of socks, price 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave her a half-crown; she passed it to me and I said "Is this good?"—I was talking to a friend and took no more notice, but put it in my waistcoat pocket—I afterwards found it was bad and gave it to a constable—this is it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-43" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BLANDFORD</persName> </hi>. My mother keeps a provision shop at 28, Brick Lane—on 12th November the prisoner bought something which came to 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a silver coin—I do not know what it was, but I gave him</p>
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<p>the change—he returned in half an hour and asked for two eggs, and gave me a half-crown—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and put it in the till—there was no other half-crown there—directly he was gone I examined it, found it was bad, showed it to my mother, and put it on a shelf—he said he was coming back again, but he did not come back till the Thursday, when he asked for some tea and a glass of milk, and gave me a half-crown—I bent it easily in the tester, and asked if he knew that he had given me a bad half-crown on the Monday—he said "No"—I said "You gave me one bad half-crown if not two"—he said he did not do it with intent to rob my mother, and he would make one good—I have known him about two years as a customer—these are the coins—my mother gave them to the inspector—I gave one back after bending it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-44" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BLANDFORD</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness—she handed me a half-crown on 12th November, and at the end of the day I found another in the day's takings—I did not see the prisoner; I was laid up ill—I kept them till the 16th, when the prisoner was given in custody, and then I took them to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-45" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GRAYBERT</persName> </hi>. My husband is a pork butcher, of 15, Brick Lane—on 15th November, about 9 a.m., I served the prisoner with 11b. of pork—he gave me a half-crown; I saw it was bad and showed It to. my husband, who spoke to the prisoner—he said "Oh, is it bad? I have just come from Taylor's, and am just going to work"—I gave it back to him; he paid me with good money and left—he came back about 1.30 the same day for 1/2 lb. of pork and a 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. carrot, and put down a bad half-crown—I gave him in charge and gave it to Joslin with the other.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). Mrs. Graybert gave the prisoner in my charge with these three half-crowns—on the same day Mrs. Blandford brought these two half-crowns to the station, and Lyons also gave me one—I found nothing on the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You were the worse for drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WERSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector. of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these six half-crowns are bad—the one produced by Lyons and the two from Mrs. Blandford are from the same mould, and the three produced by Mrs. Graybert are all from one mould, but not the same mould as the others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he Suffered from sun
<lb/>stroke, and a very little drink made him insane.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-50" type="given" value="JOHANNA"/>JOHANNA ZOLLER</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a restaurant at 85, Fenchurch Street—on 28th Nov. I served White with two buns—he gave me half a crown—I put it in the till, gave him the change, and he left—a detective came in directly—I went to the till and found the half-crown was bad; it was the only one there—I gave it to him; this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EGANC</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>). On 28th November I was in Fenchurch Street off duty, and in consequence of what Murphy said to me I watched the prisoners and saw White come out of the shop with, a paper bag in his hand—he crossed the road towards Mitre Street—Collins</p>
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<p>joined him in the middle of the road—I sent Murphy into the shop while I followed the prisoners into Mitre Street, Aldgate, where Murphy joined me—I took hold of Collins, who immediately threw something from his right hand under his arm behind him—I heard something fall and called to a fireman, who brought his lamp, and I picked up this parcel con
<lb/>taining five bad half-crowns and a bad florin, all wrapped separately in paper, with brown paper outside—Murphy took Collins—we took them back to Mrs. Zoller's shop—she produced the half-crown, which she marked—the constable marked it also—I searched White and found a silver watch, a metal chain, a good half-crown, and a penny, and on Collins two shillings and eight pence—after the inspector read the charge White said "I bought fourpenny worth of buns at the shop"—I said "What have you done with the change?"—he said "I slung it in Mitre Street"—he afterwards said "I threw the packet away, and not Collins"—that was said in a jocular manner—I adhered to my statement that it was Colling who threw it away, because he was almost half a yard away from White, and it was thrown where White could not have possibly thrown it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MURPHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 853). On 28th November, about 6.30 p.m., I saw the prisoners together near Fenchurch Street Station—I watched them—they were joined by two other men, and the four went into the Globe at the corner of Seething Lane—I went into the next compartment—they called for some ale and paid for it—they then went to Crutched Friars—White went into Mr. Zoller's, Collins went on 20 yards and came back and stood looking in the window—I watched with Egan till White came out—I then went in, and Mrs. Zoller handed me this half-crown—I came out, followed the prisoners, caught hold of White, and Egan caught hold of Collins, who threw something away—I heard it drop—Egan picked it up—I saw it opened—it contained five bad half-crowns—White had on him a good half-crown and a penny, Collins had two good shillings and eight pennies.</p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown uttered by White is bad, these five thrown away by Collins are all bad and the six are all from one mould—this florin is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Collins's Defence</hi>. I was with White, but I did not throw anything away. I had nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">COLLINS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18831210-118-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>119.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-55" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SHORTLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a cab driver of Annette Road, Holloway—on 7th November, about 10 p.m., the prisoner jumped into my Hansom's cab in Oxford Street without hailing it—I said "Come out"—he said "Go on to Gray's Inn Lane"—I stopped at the corner of Gray's Inn Rood and Theobald's Road—he got out at the corner of Clerkenwell Road and asked me to have a drink—I said that I was a tetotaller, but I wanted my fare—he handed me a half-crown and asked me to give him a shilling change—I saw that it was bad, and said "This won't do for me"—I saw a policeman and called him—the prisoner took hold of my arm and attempted to take the coin from me, but I said "You won't have this any more," and gave it to the constable—this is it.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You did not merely ask me to let you have a look at it, you made a grab at it and said that it was not bad—you got out before I drove you to the right place—I drove you by mistake among a lot of wheelbarrows where there was no thoroughfare.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 283). On 27th November, about 10 p.m., I was outside the Duke of York, Clerkenwell Road, and saw the prisoner hand Shortland something—Shortland rubbed it with his finger and attempted to ring it on the pavement—they were on the pavement—the prisoner made a snatch at it as if to take it away but could not get it—Shortland said it was bad—the prisoner said "It is not a bad one, and I know nothing about it"—Shortland gave it to me, and I produce it; I found that it was bad—he said that it was not—I told him I should search him—he said "No, not in the street n—I said "Yes, I am compelled to do so"—he put his right hand into his trousers pocket and pulled out some coppers, among which I noticed one bright coin—I asked him to let me look at it, instead of which he put his hand back into his pocket, but dropped the bright one on the ground very neatly; it fell on the stones and jinked—I picked it up and said "This is a bad one also"—he said "I know nothing about it, you are mixing it up for me"—he had 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—Shortland said that he should have driven him down Laystall Street, instead of which he went down Vine Street, which is no thoroughfare.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Another man did not catch hold of your hand and knock the coin out of it; I had not called him to assist me then, he did not touch you.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. The cabman drove me to the wrong place. I am innocent of knowing that the coins were bad.
<hi rend="italic">I might have got it when I changed a half-sovereign.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-119-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTT</rs> </hi>.—
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 1
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-121-18831210 t18831210-121-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18831210-121-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>122.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WINTER</hi> (36)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-122-offence-1 t18831210-name-64"/>John William Cantle</persName> and others to steal certain moneys of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-122-offence-1 t18831210-name-65"/>Army and Navy Co-operative Society, Limited</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury in this case being unable to agree, were discharged without returning any verdict, and the case was postponed till the next Sessions.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-123-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously utter
<lb/>ing a forged request for the delivery of 30 yards of carpet, with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE HERBERT</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18831210-124-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering two medals resem
<lb/>bling sovereigns, with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, for obtaining money by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BOULTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-68" type="surname" value="STACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-68" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA STACEY</persName> </hi>. My husband is a butcher, of 144, Brick Lane—on 27th October I served the prisoner with a shoulder of mutton, she gave me a coin which I thought was a sovereign—I gave her the change, and she took it away—I placed it on the mantelpiece, and afterwards gave it to my husband, and found it was a Hanoverian medal—this is it—I saw the prisoner in the shop a day or two afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-69" type="surname" value="STACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-69" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STACEY</persName> </hi>. I weighed a shoulder of mutton for the prisoner on 27th October, and my wife showed me a medal—on 3rd November I saw the prisoner in Mr. Ansell's shop, a butcher's opposite—I said "You are the woman who gave my mistress a bad sovereign last week"—she said that she did not, and had not been in the shop, but I knew her as a customer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I have seen you up and down the lane ever since I have been in London, and that is four years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-70" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-70" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE ANSELL</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a butcher's shop in Brick Lane—on 3rd November I served the prisoner with a shoulder of mutton, price 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me a Hanover coin—I said "This is not a sovereign," and she paid me with 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-71" type="surname" value="ANSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-71" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANSELL</persName> </hi>. On 3rd November my daughter gave me a coin like this—the prisoner then paid for the mutton with good money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-72" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BAGBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 242). The prisoner was given into my charge at Mr. Ansell's shop, and Mr. Stacey came and said "That is the woman who passed the bad sovereign last week"—she said "It was not me"—I asked the prisoner where the coin was—she said "I don't know," and pretended to look for it—I saw her hand clenched, forced it open, and found the coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I never was in the first shop. I went into Mr. Ansell's shop, but I did not know the coin was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the uttering to Ansell.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>125.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLOTTE JONES</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18831210-125-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BOULTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I keep a chemist's shop at Ball's Pond—on 29th November, about 2.10, the prisoner came in, and I recognised her; she asked for an ounce of citrate of magnesia, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a half-crown—I said "This is a bad one; if you remember, four or five weeks ago you came for two Seidlitz powders, and tendered me a bad half-crown"—she said "I was never in your shop before"—I put it in the fire and it melted immediately—on the first occasion I gave her the change, and found out three minutes afterwards that it was bad.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-75" type="given" value="JAMES TAY"/>JAMES TAY LOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 626). Mr. Foster gave the prisoner into my charge with this half-crown. I found a good florin in her purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PHOEBE SMITH</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18831210-126-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BOULTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-78" type="surname" value="LAIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-78" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE LAIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Marlborough Head, Bishopsgate Street—on 23rd November I served the prisoner with some brandy-and-water, she gave me a half-crown—I gave her the change and she left—I laid it by itself and afterwards found it was bad when I wanted to make up 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change—it had not been mixed with any other money—there were no other half-crowns, only sixpences and shillings—the governor picked it up and told me it was bad, and I told him who gave it to me—on the 26th November the prisoner came again—a new barmaid served her, but I stood by to show her what to do, and she handed me a half-crown which the prisoner gave her for threepennyworth of brandy—I gave it to Mr. Murch—I cannot be mistaken about the prisoner because she came into the house all the week every morning at the same time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-79" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN PROSSER</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Marlborough Head Tavern—on 26th November, between 12 and 1 o'clock in the day, I served the prisoner with threepennyworth of brandy, she gave me a bad half-crown—I showed it to the last witness, who had spoken to me, and therefore I did not give the prisoner change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MURCH</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Marlborough Head, Bishopsgate Street—on 23rd November Laight showed me a bad half-crown, and on the 26th another—the prisoner was in the bar and I gave her in custody with both the coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BAKON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 963). On 26th November Mr. Murch gave the prisoner into my custody with these two coins—she said "I did not utter two, I only uttered one to-day, and I did not know that was bad"—I asked if she had any more, she said "No," and produced a purse containing five good shillings—she gave her address, 17, New Road, Wandsworth, but there is no such place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-82" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS VARLEY</persName> </hi>. My mother keeps a chemist's shop in the Borough—on 29th July, about 8.20 p.m., the prisoner came in for a powder, which came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and tendered this bad half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I gave her in custody with the coin—she was discharged by the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCALES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-86" type="surname" value="BOXALL"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOXALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Southern Street, Westbourne Park—on 23rd November I was in Berners Street, two men walked behind me, I went on to Bell Street and saw the prisoner and four others—I passed on one side and walked some distance—when I was crossing North Street I received a violent blow between my shoulders by one of his companions with some instrument, and the prisoner ran towards me as if he was going to hit me, and dragged my watch out of the lining of my waistcoat and broke my silver chain—he dragged me from one lamp-post to another—I halloaed "Stop thief!" and a young man ran out of an oilshop and caught him—one of his companions knocked the young man about and him too—I caught hold of the prisoner; the other man escaped—the prisoner used disgusting language and said "You let go of me, and you feel in your pocket, you have</p>
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<p>got your watch in your pocket"—I said "No, my pocket is inside out"—I gave him in charge and took a cab to the station, and when the constable brought him in he said "You feel in your pocket, you have got your watch now"—I found it in another pocket, a lower one—I had seen it in the prisoner's possession.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-88" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 88, North Street—on 23rd November I was in Mr. Wills's oilshop—there was a cry of "Stop thief!"—I went out and saw the prisoner running—I caught him and received two or three severe blows in my face—one of his companions assaulted me, but I held him till he was given in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-89" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ODELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 248). I took the prisoner, he was charged with stealing the watch, and said "I have not got the watch, and if I did have it the old b has got it in his pocket now."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I heard a cry of "Stop thief." This
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> stopped me and hit me. I hit him back, and when he took me said "I will work it up for you."</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ordered a reward of</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to Trechin and</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to Williams.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>128.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCALES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-93" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-93" type="surname" value="GRAHAM"/>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., as I was very much afraid—he took my purse from my hand—I screamed "Murder" and "Police," and he knocked me down with his foot, and I knocked my elbow against the kerbstone—I was stunned for a moment—I got up and he was gone—I afterwards saw him in Wilmington Square with two or three other men and charged him—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-94" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-94" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-94" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, Sidmouth Street, Gray's Inn Road—on 25th November, about 12.15, I was standing at my street door waiting for my husband, and saw the prisoner snatch a purse from Mrs. Graham's hand—he knocked her hat off, hit her on the chest, and knocked her into the road on her back—she called "Police"—the prisoner opened the purse and then threw it into the gutter—she called "Police" again, and he punched her in her chest and knocked her celery into the road—I was five or six yards off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I was right facing you—you took the purse and shook it, and when she went to catch hold of your arm you threw her into the gutter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-95" type="surname" value="FUDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FUDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 116). I heard cries of "Police"—Mrs. Graham complained to me—I went in search of the prisoner, and she identified him and charged him with knocking her down and stealing her purse and some celery—at the station he said "You lying cat, you know there was not 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in it"—I found 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was drunk and don't know anything about it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-128-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell in February</hi>, 1873. (
<hi rend="italic">He had been ten times convicted of assault</hi>.)—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-128-18831210 t18831210-128-punishment-22"/>Five Years Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>129.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HARLEY</hi> (26)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD JACKSON</hi> (55)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-129-offence-1 t18831210-name-98"/>Thomas Kitching</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCALES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-99" type="surname" value="HOBDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-99" type="given" value="URBAN"/>URBAN HOBDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 269). On 17th November, about 6 p.m., I was on duty with Dyson in Westbourne Place, Pimlico, and saw the two prisoners loitering—Harley went up to Mr. Kitching's door, 24, Eaton Terrace, and returned to a lamp, where Jackson was standing—Jackson then went to the shop and stooped to the grating, as if lifting it—a lad stopped close to them and they walked off, and I lost sight of them for a few minutes—they returned, and the lad went on to Sloane Square to call a uniform constable who was coming up—we took them in custody, and then found a piece cut out of the door—on the way to the station they were very violent and struck me several times, and my prisoner took this instrument from under his coat and attempted to strike me—Dyson came to my assistance and a City constable in plain clothes—I got further assistance and we had to carry my prisoner to the station—I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> in the garden; it corre
<lb/>sponds with a mark on the door and on the grating—I went back to the station, searched my prisoner, and found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, a latchkey, a knife, a piece of candle, and a pipe—he gave an address, and I found he was a casual lodger there—he was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The shop stands back a little—I could not see the door from where I stood—it was pretty dark, but we could see them very plain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-100" type="surname" value="DYSON"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 268). I was on duty with Urban, and saw Harley go up to the door of Mr. Kitching's shop and return—a boy spoke to Orchard and stopped his coming—we took them in custody—Harley was very violent, and my prisoner had to be dragged over the road—I saw Harley take a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> from under his coat and drop it over the rail
<lb/>ings of Westbourne Place—my prisoner then became violent and threw something into the road—a City constable came and helped Hobden, as his prisoner was very violent and had to be carried to the station face downwards—I searched my prisoner and found a latchkey and a knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I stood 50 yards from the shop, which is not flush with the wall, it goes back—it was not possible to see us; we were standing in the door of Eaton Chapel, a very dark corner—we lost sight of the prisoners for ten minutes, and then they came back and stood under a lamp.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-101" type="surname" value="ORCHARD"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-101" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ORCHARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 220). I was on duty in Sloane Square; a boy said something to me; I sent him for another constable and waited till Dyson and Hobden came—I remained back, and in ten minutes or a quarter of an hour a lady came to me and said some
<lb/>thing, and I went to Coleshill Street and saw Harley in custody—he was very violent—I assisted in taking him to the station; he kicked me severely.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-102" type="surname" value="VESEY"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM VESEY</persName> </hi>. I am a harness maker of Battersea Park—on 17th</p>
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<p>November, at a few minutes past 2 o'clock, I locked up my shop with two locks, and on the Monday morning I found the door shutter smeared with mud and about two inches of the doorpost forced away and the box of the lock out of the perpendicular—this chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was forced off, and I found it in the area.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-129-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-129-18831210 t18831210-129-punishment-23"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to sending two other letters threatening to murder two other persons.</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-131-offence-1 t18831210-name-106"/>Thomas Campbell</persName>, on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-131-offence-1 t18831210-cd-1"/>23rd November</rs>,
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-131-offence-1 t18831210-name-107"/>Julia Campbell</persName> and other persons being therein.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-108" type="surname" value="CAMPBELL"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-108" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>. I live at Sutherland House, the Bank, Highgate—my husband is at present in Canada—on Friday afternoon, 23rd November, about 6 o'clock, my attention was called to a smell of fire, in consequence of which I went to a bedroom on the first floor; on opening the door the smoke was so heavy that I could not enter; I could see no fire—I shut the door, I looked in a second time, but could see no flame—my sister called for the police, who came immediately; the fire engine came in twenty minutes or half an hour—before they came an attempt was made to put out the fire by myself and a passer-by—after the fire brigade had put it out I went into the room—the furniture was all burnt, so as to be completely useless—the fire had originated at the back of the bedstead, which was burnt, and the flooring was charred and burnt and the carpet was burnt completely through—the prisoner had been living with me from 27th July; one other servant lived in the house, and I had a charwoman also in the house—the prisoner had the sole charge of the paraffin oil for the lamps—I bought four of them at her instigation—she said she had been accustomed to them all her life—I said I was afraid of it, as it burnt down every house it went into, but in the end the cheapness of it overcame me, and I let her have it, as I had turned off the gas.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CRAGGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi>). I was called to Sutherland House on Saturday, 24th November, at 7.15, with Constable Instance—I was in con
<lb/>versation with Mrs. Campbell and her sister, Mrs. Maclean, when the prisoner came into the room, and said "There is another fire upstairs"—I sent for the fire brigade, and it was put out—from what one of the firemen said I went up to the room—I examined the prisoner's hands—they were smeared with paraffin oil—I said "How do you account for this?"—she said "I have been trimming the lamps"—I told her I should take her into custody on suspicion of wilfully and maliciously setting fire to her master's house I took down what she said—she said "Last night, about 10 minutes before the first fire was discovered, I went to Mrs. Maclean's room to put the bath away. I had a candle carrying, and I knelt down and put the bath</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188312100017"/>
<p>under the bed with one hand and had the candle in the other, and the fringe caught fire." That was all she said with reference to the fire on the 23rd.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-110" type="surname" value="BATEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-110" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM BATEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the fire brigade stationed in Highgate Road—about 6 o'clock on Saturday, 23rd November, I was called to a fire at Sutherland House—I found the back-room first-floor well on fire—it had been partly extinguished by the Highgate Volunteer Fire Brigade—the room and its contents had been severely damaged by fire and water—the boards were severely charred or burnt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-111" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-111" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, and live in High Street, Highgate—on Saturday, 24th November, I delivered some goods at Mrs. Campbell's—the prisoner took them in—I had heard of the fire—I asked her if the fire was extinguished—she did not answer—I then said "Is the fire burning now?"—she said "No, but it will break out again."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I did not do it."
<hi rend="italic">In her defence she denied suggesting to her mistress the purchase of the oil, and asserted that the, statement she made to the officer was obtained from her by threats.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">She received a good character from a former master, who expressed his willingness to take her again into his service.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-131-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18831210-132" type="date" value="18831210"/>
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<p>132.
<persName id="def1-132-18831210" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-132-18831210" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-132-18831210" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def1-132-18831210" type="surname" value="WAITE"/>
<interp inst="def1-132-18831210" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SOPHIA WAITE</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18831210-132-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18831210-132-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-132-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/> for feloniously throwing inflammable oil on a bed in the said dwelling house, on
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-132-offence-1 t18831210-cd-2"/>24th November</rs>, with intent to set fire to the house.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The same witnesses who gave evidence in the former case were again examined, and deposed to the same facts.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18831210-132-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18831210-132-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-132-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18831210-133" type="date" value="18831210"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18831210-133-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-133-18831210 t18831210-133-offence-1 t18831210-133-verdict-1"/>
<p>133.
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<interp inst="def1-133-18831210" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-133-18831210" type="age" value="26"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN McCANN</hi> (26)</persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18831210-133-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-133-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/> for, and charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with, the manslaughter of
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-133-offence-1 t18831210-name-114"/>Patrick Quinlan</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSR. THORNE</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-115" type="surname" value="WALSH"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-115" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALSH</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Compton Place, Brunswick Square and am a labourer—about 2.45 on the afternoon of 3rd November I was in the Lord John Russell public-house—the prisoner came in with mike Quinlan—about 2.55 Quinlan, William Tone, and Patsy Doughty were thee, and Golding was with me—Quinlan, Tone, and Doughty drank out of my pot, and then Quinlan paid for a pot of beer and some whisky—he put his had into my face in an offensive way—McCann said "Stand back; he is only boy to you" Quinlan then struck McCann—I did not see whereabouts—McCann struck him back, and Quinlan fell against the partition—Tone took Quinlan outside—Quinlan wanted to fight McCann outside, but Tone took him away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no fight outside at all—they were all drinking in a friendly way—the deceased struck the prisoner, and the return blow was done in a moment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-116" type="surname" value="GOLDING"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GOLDING</persName> </hi>. I live at 90, St. Pancras Road, and am a labourer—on Saturday afternoon, 3rd November, I was in the Lord John Russell public-house in Marchmont Street, drinking with Quinlan and five or six of them—we were all friends together—Quinlan was drunk—he wanted to pick a quarrel with Walsh, and shoved his head into his face—McCann said he was not a watch for him, he was only a boy, and the deceased up with his</p>
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<p>fist and hit him in the face—the prisoner struck the deceased, and knocked him against the partition—I don't know where he hit him—Quinlan went down, but not on his back—the landlord interfered, and ordered us all out—outside Quinlan wanted to fight the prisoner—I and Walsh interfered and took him away—I was called before the Magistrate as a witness for the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Quinlan was a big, strong, powerful man—he and Walsh would have been no fair match together at all; Quinlan would have been altogether disproportionate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-117" type="surname" value="TONE"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TONE</persName> </hi>. I live at Compton Place, and am a labourer—on 3rd November I was standing in the court where I live, outside the public-house—Quinlan took me into the Lord John Russell and gave me some beer between 3 and 4 o'clock—Doughty went in with us, and McCann, Walsh, and Golding were there—when Quinlan went in he went on to the right-hand side of the bar, where Walsh, Golding, and McCann stood, and asked them if they had anything to drink—he picked up the pot and drank, and passed it round—I stood against the door with Doughty—afterwards he asked for a pot of four-half and some whisky; he paid for that and passed it round—I went to the rear—when I came back they were beginning to quarrel and fighting—I saw the deceased fall against the partition—I went between them, picked up the deceased, and helped to bring him out—outside Quinlan wanted to fight McCann—I took him away and told him he had better go away, or he might get locked up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-118" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-118" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Lord John Russell—t was there on Saturday afternoon, 3rd November, between 3 and 4 o'clock—I saw McCann and Quinlan at the bar scuffling, and McCann hit Quinlan in the jaw with his fist and knocked him up against the partition—Mr. Cole, the manager, ordered them outside, and they went outside—Quinlan was drunk—the prisoner appeared to be sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Cole was in the bar—he was not called at the police-court—if they came in at 2.45 he would have been at rest then—I cannot tell whether he served Quinlan with liquor or not—Quinlan was a very big man, not only bigger than Walsh, but bigger than the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-119" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-119" type="surname" value="MACK"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-119" type="given" value="DEBORH"/>DEBORH MACK</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Compton Place—Quinlan was my cousin, and live with me—he was about 39 years old—on Saturday, 3rd November, I went home about 9 o'clock in the evening—Quinlan was sitting on a chair, and complained of illness—he went to bed—on 5th November he was were and went to the hospital, and came back again and went to bed—on Thursday, 8th November, he was taken from my house to the workhouse infirmary—at that time his jaw was all swelled out—I had first noticed the swelling on Sunday, the 4th, and on that day I met the prisoner at the corner of Compton Place and said to him, "Jack, why did you hit Patsey?"—he said, "I am b if I know"—that is all that passed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known the deceased for some time—he died in the hospital—I do not know the date—it was 9 o'clock on the evening of the 3rd when I saw him—I did not send for the doctor that night nor on the Sunday—he went to the Royal Free Hospital on the Monday—he was pretty much given to drink—I only saw him drunk on a Saturday night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-120" type="surname" value="SCANDRETH"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCANDRETH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). At 12.15 a.m. on the 27th I went to 3, Poplar Place, St. Pancras, where I saw the prisoner—I knew him before—I said, "McCann, I am going to take you into custody for</p>
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<p>causing the death of Patrick Quinlan"—he said, "Yes, he was as bad as I was"—I took him to the station and read the warrant to him—he made no further reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased died in the hospital on the 24th—I saw him a week or ten days before he died.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-121" type="surname" value="DUNLOP"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-121" type="given" value="WALTER MCKINLAY"/>WALTER MCKINLAY DUNLOP</persName> </hi>. I am resident medical officer at St. Pancras Workhouse—on 8th November Quinlan was admitted—he was suffering from a soft swelling about the size of a man's fist over his left jaw—he was put in the sick ward and detained there under treatment—he could not move the jaw or masticate, and had to be fed—I attended him till 24th November, when he died—I afterwards made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—the left jawbone at the. angle was completely fractured; an abscess had formed round the fracture, burrowing into the soft tissues and corroding into the artery—the cause of death was bleeding from the bursting of the artery—he suffered from blood-poisoning as well—I should think the fracture of the jaw was such as might be expected from a violent blow from a man's fist; I should think it was the result of direct violence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A severe blow from the fist would have been sufficient to cause it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18831210-133-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18831210-133-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>134.
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<interp inst="def1-134-18831210" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-134-18831210" type="age" value="28"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARIA HARRIET SMITH</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t18831210-134-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18831210-134-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-134-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, Feloniously marrying
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-134-offence-1 t18831210-name-123"/>Hugh Ireland</persName>, her husband,
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-124" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-134-offence-1 t18831210-name-124"/>William Smith</persName>, being then alive.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-125" type="surname" value="METCALFE"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-125" type="given" value="AUSTIN"/>MR. AUSTIN METCALFE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOREST FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-126" type="surname" value="WOODS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOODS</persName> </hi>. I am a caster in an iron foundry—I know the the prisoner—I was present at her marriage at Enfield Highway Church, St. James, on 10th November, 1873, to William Smith—I gave her away—I have seen Smith in court to-day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know how old she was then—Mr. Harper, the clergyman, said he could not marry her without a writing from her mother—her mother was ill, and the marriage was postponed in order that the mother might come—that was on the 9th—I saw this letter purporting to be the consent of the guardian—I do not know that it was not written by the guardian—I do not know that Smith deserted the woman in January, 1876, and has since lived with two or three other women—I saw him in 1881; I believe that was the first time since 1876—I don't know that before he left the prisoner he kicked her in the stomach when she was in the family way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-127" type="surname" value="MARSHALL"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-127" type="given" value="FRANCIS GEORGE"/>FRANCIS GEORGE MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am a gunsmith, of 91, Langford Street, Stratford—I was present and one of the witnesses when the prisoner went through the ceremony of marriage with Ireland at St. James the Great, Tottenham Green, on 12th September, 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have only seen Smith about four times since 1876, and that during the last three months—I was not allowed in the police-court when Smith was cross-examined—I only know by what I heard of his statement read over when we signed our names that he deserted the prisoner in January, 1876, and never paid anything for her maintenance from that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-128" type="surname" value="ALDRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-128" type="given" value="NATHANIEL FRANKLIN"/>NATHANIEL FRANKLIN ALDRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody—in answer to the charge she said "The first marriage was illegal; Smith left rue and told me I could get married, and he should do the same; he has been living with another woman, who died through his ill-treatment.</p>
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<p>I know it was foolish to marry Ireland; I could have lived with him, and Smith would not have touched me"—I have compared both these certificates (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) with the original registers; they are correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Smith for some years—he has not been living with the prisoner—I have heard he has been living with a woman named Chalkley—I don't know whether he caused her death by ill-treat
<lb/>ment.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-134-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-134-18831210 t18831210-134-punishment-25"/>One Days Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>135.
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<interp inst="t18831210-135-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and uttering a request for the delivery of 30 yards of velvet, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-135-18831210 t18831210-135-punishment-26"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>136.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SYLVESTER DONOVANN</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18831210-136-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-136-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-136-offence-1 t18831210-name-131"/>John Boswell</persName>, and stealing a watch and other articles, his property,</rs> after a conviction in May, 1882.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-136-18831210 t18831210-136-punishment-27"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>. And
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<interp inst="t18831210-136-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>137.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL MILLBANK</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18831210-137-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to seven indictments for forging and uttering authorities for the payment of money, and obtaining 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and other sums, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-137-offence-1 t18831210-name-133"/>William Whiteley</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-137-18831210 t18831210-137-punishment-28"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<p>138.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HECTOR PRENTER</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-138-offence-1 t18831210-name-135"/>Alfred Thomas Rees</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCINTYRE</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-136" type="given" value="ALFRED THOMAS"/>ALFRED THOMAS REES</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale stationer at 17, Bread Street Hill, trading as Adams and Rees—I have two partners—we have been in the habit of warehousing goods at New Commercial Wharf, Hamborough Wharf, and other places—these straw boards and wood-pulp boards were stored away in those places—William Prenter was our clerk and stock
<lb/>keeper—I think he has been there four or five years—some of my papers are marked "A. R.," and some have no mark except the size and weight—the mark "A. R." is known to everybody in the trade—when goods had to be brought from either of the wharves William Prenter made out an order, which had to be signed by the firm—Curtis, the carman, then got away the goods, and brought them to 17, Bread Street Hill or one of our other factories—the order would be left at the wharf—it is there sent for the goods—Curtis was paid once a week—he brought the particulars of what he had done on a large invoice—these wharf orders (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), A B C D, are in William Prenter's writing, and the signatures are genuine signatures of the firm, E and F are forgeries—they are William Prenter's writing—I last saw him on 3rd August, when he went to Belfast for us on business—we have had two letters from him since, but I cannot tell where he is now—about a fortnight or three weeks after he went to Belfast Mr. Adams found out about this order—the order marked A is addressed to the superintendent of Hamborough Wharf—it is a request to deliver to Curtis 120 bundles of straw-coloured boards, weighing 4 tons—this "No sale or transfer" means that the goods go direct to the customer, they do not come to our warehouse—that does not appear on the order—it is dated 5th April, and endorsed by Boswell, and this is a similar order for 4 tons, dated 27th April, and endorsed by Soar to deliver to Curtis's van at Hamborough Wharf—that was also endorsed</p>
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<p>—here is another order for Hamborough Wharf for 3 1/2 tons of dark boards, endorsed by Kelsey—D is addressed to the superintendent of Hamborough Wharf, to deliver to Curtis's van 120 bundles of straw boards, 3 tons—here is another dated 3rd August to deliver to Curtis's van 120 bundles of dark boards—those are signed by Kelsey—F is dated August 29th to the superintendent of Commercial Wharf, to deliver 30 bales, which is 3 tons—that is signed by Kelsey—there are 18 1/2 tons of straw boards and 3 tons of white, value from 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a ton—there are one or two quantities which are indicated in the description on the documents—we only sell them in large quantities, tons or half-tons—the white we gave 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a ton for, but it is not worth so much now, only about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the value having gone down; we should sell it at 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—all these descriptions of the numbers of the ships and the days of their coming into dock are copied from our stock book—no one outside the office has access to them—then follows the description of the ships, with the date of their arrivals into port, and the marks and numbers—I have carefully gone through our stock, and the quantity mentioned in these six orders are missing—they have not been sold by us—we have had one dealing with Mr. Isaacs, the paper dealer at Bishopsgate Street—that was in February, 1863, for straw boards exactly the same as these marked A R, and I believe those we sold him were so marked—we sold him 2 tons at 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—we had one or two transactions twelve months or two years ago with Mr. Bishop, of St. John Street, Clerkenwell, for wood-pulp boards—they were probably about 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a ton; I have not looked, but they were higher then—after making inquiries I went with Sergeant Lytha to Mr. Isaacs's warehouse, Bishops
<lb/>gate Street—I had a conversation with him, and he showed me a printed invoice, one of these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was on a similar printed heading to this, but I cannot say whether this is it—I had no knowledge of the prisoner, he says that I had seen him before; I may have when he was a lad. but I don't recollect it—Mr. Isaacs showed me a reference bill, but I did not see any goods—on 13th October I went to Marcus Ward and Co. with Lytha, and saw the prisoner there—I think I went on Friday night first, and again on Saturday—I did not see him till Saturday—Mr. William Ward was there—he called the prisoner into his room, and I think he asked him where his brother was—he said he had a letter from him, and he was in Australia or America—Mr. Ward asked him if he knew any
<lb/>thing of the name of Brenton—he said "I do"—Mr. Ward asked him if he knew anything of Isaacs, of Bishopsgate Street—he said "I do," and in answer to other questions either of Mr. Ward or myself he said "I have sold goods to Isaacs in the name of Brenton," and he eventually said "half a dozen times" or "six or seven times;" that he had sold them for his brother, and that he thought they were goods belonging to Royal—I asked him what Royal it was—he said he supposed it was the same Royal who had got a bill of sale on his brother's house, and I think he volunteered the name of Bishop, who he had sold goods to—I asked him what he got for the goods—he said he could not recollect; he thought 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the straw boards—Mr. Ward asked him where he got the heading printed in the name of Brenton—he said the first lot of goods he sold to Isaacs he had merely a written invoice, and Isaacs. asked him why he had not a printed heading, which he repeated to his brother, who told him to get some printed, and he got 50 I think printed by a man named Weston—I think he said that some</p>
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<p>times Mr. Isaacs bought the goods and sometimes his son, but that Mr. Isaacs, senior, paid him—he said that on one occasion he offered Mr. Isaacs some thin boards, and he said that he did not want any, but that he could take any quantity of the thick ones if the price was right—I understood him to say that on the first occasion Mr. Isaacs asked him who he was, and that he told him he called on bookbinders—he first said that the matter had been going on for a few months; Mr. Ward asked him again, and he said it was since the year 1882—Mr. Ward's manager called his attention to this note in his (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner's</hi>) pocket-book: "12-7-82—8.20.25—2.50—5.4—2.30—5.400—12.200," &c, with "12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>." at the bottom—the 8 indicates 8 tons, but I think he said they were what he offered, not what he sold, and I think he said they were goods which he offered to Bishop—I thought it was a sale, but he said it was not a sale, it was what ho offered—he said that his brother had been horseracing, and he actually kept a racehorse which had run at the Alexandra Park, and that his relations knew that he kept a racehorse—here is an entry of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at a later date, and there is 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. above that, which he said referred to the wood boards which he had sold to Mr. Isaacs on this last order, the three tons—I think I said "22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is the amount, does that represent Isaacs?" and he said "I suppose it does"—8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was marked for the wood boards; the value was about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. then, but they have fallen in value very much—the straw boards are not hawked about London in small quantities; a great many wholesale stationers deal in them; we give our attention to them almost entirely, and we are well known—speaking generally, the amount represented by these six orders is 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. wholesale.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Isaacs deals in boards of this description, and would know their value; in fact, we once sold him some yellow boards this very year—Mr. Bishop does not use straw boards—I identified no goods at Isaacs's—I have known the prisoner's family many years; his father was a most respectable papermaker in Ireland; I have been in their office in Belfast, and the prisoner says I knew him as a lad—his father failed in in Belfast, and I then took the prisoner into my employ
<lb/>ment—I placed every confidence in him and advanced him money—his father had an inquisition on his property—I know Royal, an agent, of Law
<lb/>rence Pountney Hill—he has never sold goods for us; he bought them I think for his brother in Australia—I don't think there are two Royals, but I have never been to the place—I said that there were two before the Magistrate, but I have found out it is not so—I took a detective with me to Mr. Isaacs; I did not take him with me on Friday night to Marcus Ward's; I don't think he deals in these things—I made an appointment with Mr. Ward to see the prisoner next day, when I went again with a detective, who I left outside waiting if necessary—I then had the con
<lb/>versation with the prisoner; Mr. Ward was present the whole time—I have not brought him here; his manager is here—I do not know whether Mr. Wontner has brought Mr. Isaacs here; he was before the Magistrate, but was not called—I told the prisoner that I wanted to get hold of the receiver—Isaacs was the receiver I wanted to get hold of—I do not know of any other receiver—I did not know when I said that that Bishop had had any goods—the invoices which were shown to me were not for straw boards, they were for wood-pulp boards—that invoice was for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I think</p>
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<p>they had fallen at that time, we gave 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them—I knew that Isaacs had paid an inadequate price, and I think he must have known it—I think every one in the trade knows our marks, but there was no "A. R." on the straw-boards—he did not show them to us, he declined, and said we must go to his solicitor—I didn't tell the prisoner that if he told me all about it he would hear no more of the matter—I said we were anxious to get the receiver, and if we had got his brother, and his evi
<lb/>dence was necessary to convict the receiver, we would do the best we could for him—it is for Mr. Wontner to call the receiver as a witness against the prisoner—the prisoner told me that the name of Brenton was used at his brother's suggestion—I said before the Magistrate he did say so—he told me he had sold the boards for his brother, his brother told him they were on account of Royal—his brother, being in our employ
<lb/>ment, selling the boards would be guilty of a breach of duty if he sold them to any one in antagonism with us—the prisoner told me that the printed heading was done at 18, Heygate Street, which enabled us to make inquiries there—I knew that he was employed at Marcus Ward's—I think I must have known that two years ago—I have heard his brother William speak of his having a brother there—I think I was there two hours on this Saturday asking him questions, but not so many ques
<lb/>tions as Mr. Ward—I had instructed Mr. Ward the night before, and I had a long conversation with him before Hector was called in; he was afterwards sent out, I suggested fresh things, and he was called in again and examined—I think Mr. Ward asked him to go with me to my solicitor to see what was to be done in the matter—I didn't tell him he would be given in custody—we left together, and took him there to do what he thought advisable—I didn't ten him he was to go to my solicitor to give information, or why he was to go—I think Mr. Ward asked him whether he had any objection to go—I didn't tell him that the detective was waiting outside—he had joined us when we went out, and walked with us—I didn't introduce him or say who he was—we went in an omnibus to Mr. Wontner's; he was not in his office, and we all three went and had some refreshments, the prosecutor, the prisoner, and the detective—we had a friendly meal together, which I paid for—I think he knew who the detective was—we were 20 minutes or half an hour over our meal—we did not talk, we were perfectly silent during the dinner—after that we all three went to Mr. Wontner's, and found him there—I went in and asked Mr. Wontner what was to be done, and he called the detective in and told him to take the prisoner in custody—it was Mr. St. John Wontner—when I gave the prisoner a friendly meal I didn't know whether we were going to make him a witness or a prisoner; it had been put into Mr. Wontner's hands two or three days before—it was not at Mr. Wontner's suggestion that I went to Marcus Ward's, that was my notion—I did not communicate with the detective till I had been to my office and seen my partner—I think Mr. Ward asked the prisoner if he had any record of the transaction, and he at once produced the book—towards the end of our conversation I noticed a second entry of the 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I think I mentioned that entry before the Magistrate—I will not swear it—I beg pardon, it is very probable that I gave that informa
<lb/>tion to Mr. Wontner, and he took it down—Hector told me he had to meet his brother in the City in the middle of the day—I received instruc
<lb/>tions from him to offer things for sale—he said that in doing this for his</p>
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<p>brother he did not think he was doing anything wrong, he thought he was doing it for Royal, who had a bill of sale—I asked him if he knew Royal personally—he said "No"—he said "My brother said that if I went to the customers he would be known"—that was as to Isaacs—I can't say if he said so about Bishop; probably his observation applied to both cases—if he said so his brother would probably get into trouble with us and get dismissed—I told him if his evidence could be used against him and the receivers, we should be disposed to let him off—I think that was in Mr. Ward's presence—Mr. McCulloch said in my presence "We can give you no definite promise"—all that was done there was in my presence and by my sanction.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Marcus Ward gave me every facility about the matter—I went to him on the first occasion with Mr. Wontner, knowing I was coming to his office—I went there, but it was not till I knew that he lived at Heygate Street that I went there—Mr. Wontner refused to see him or to have anything to say to him—he did not know that he was coming—I had not seen Mr. Wontner that day—it was my desire to get evidence against the receiver—the initials of Mr. Isaacs's firm, "A.J.I. and Son," are put to the entry—I do not think I have seen any entry of Bishop's in the books—I do not call this a full account of selling the goods mentioned in these six warrants; there is only A.J.I. and so forth—there is no total except the 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it is not summed up in the amount of the money.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-137" type="given" value="ALFRED JOHN"/>ALFRED JOHN ISAACS</persName> </hi>. I am principal of the firm of Alfred John Isaacs and Son—I had all these transactions with the prisoner for the purchase of these straw boards, and these are his nine receipts (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—March 16, 1882, is the first; that has a MS. heading—I do not remember the conversa
<lb/>tion—the price would be arranged when the samples were shown; they were shown for that purpose the same day, or the day before—they were delivered before payment—when he came for the money he made out the invoice or brought it—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are all cheques which I gave him in the name of Henry Brenton—he has signed the receipts "Henry Brenton"—he described himself as a paper and straw board agent—I made inquiries through the Trade Protection Society—I did not notice that the receipts are signed "
<hi rend="italic">per</hi> Henry Brenton, Junior"—he did not tell me he was acting for another person or that he had a father—the price was 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a ton—I cannot tell whether any of the parcels had A.R. on them, because they were delivered at my warehouse, and I never saw the bulk—the cheques came back from the bankers endorsed "Henry Brenton"—I think I said "Have not you any printed invoices?"—he said "I have only just gone into business; I am having some printed"—every purchase was by sample—I saw him twice for every transaction—when the goods were delivered he came for the money—this one is on a printed heading—the usual discount was 5 per cent.—he said that he was selling because some
<lb/>body wanted the money; the difference in price and what I paid him was very small—this is the receipt of April 6 for two tons of straw boards at 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and two tons at 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with 5 per cent. off—1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was allowed, because I think the weight was short—this is the cheque given in respect of that; you will see nine invoices and nine cheques—the next is 30th April, six tons at 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a ton, 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. less 5 per cent., 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; and on May 1, here is the cheque for the payment—the next is 19th June, two tons at 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 12 bundles, &c, and 60 bundles at 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—those are thin boards—the receipt is</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188312100025"/>
<p>given on the 20th, and the cheque for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. corresponds—the next is July 3, three and a half tons thin boards, 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on 6th July the pay
<lb/>ment is 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—on 1st August, here are three tons at 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and an allowance it made—on August 2 a payment was made by cheque, which came back through the bank—on 22nd August, here are "five tons at 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., by cash on account 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he might have brought the invoice after the goods were delivered and asked for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the next is August 30, five tons, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not pay for that then; I suppose he did not call for the money—I did not know anything about his brother, I only knew the prisoner—some of the goods are here—we have, I think, two or three tons of them left, as when Mr. Rees called with detective I instructed my people not to use the boards—those are all the transactions I have had with him—I passed the inquiry through Stubbs's office in the name of Brenton, and did not know the name was anything else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was a perfect stranger when he came in March—we deal very largely in this kind of thing—I paid a fair market price, not a full price—I do not take them in myself—tie goods were delivered before he had the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account—my petty cash-book is not here; I will send for it—I know which boards these were by the size and weight—5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was a fair cash price, 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was not—it is an imported article—you could buy these from an importer for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to sell again—it is quite possible that I beat him down in the price; he may have asked 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a ton more, not 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I sold them for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and no doubt I have some
<lb/>thing in my books to show that—no doubt I had those goods in my posses sion when the prosecutor called on me—I did not refuse to show them to him—I am sure he never asked me to show them and I refused; he asked me for the invoices, and I took my file down—I don't believe the question was put to me whether I would show the goods—I think the only
<hi rend="italic">wood</hi> boards I received were those of August 3—this word "wood" is in the same writing—I cannot swear whether it is different ink; it may be lighter than the other; it is decidedly not written by anybody in my office—I neither went or sent to Heygate Street—I represent that all these things were done in the ordinary way of business, and he just acted towards me as an agent of another person would, otherwise I would have had nothing to do with him; if I had not satisfied myself of his respectability I should not have bought of him—I really cannot tell you what price they would get; we give 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them in quantities—I should think about 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is the market price—I bought at 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I consider I saved about 15 per cent.—I was subpoenaed before the Magistrate, but not called, and I had a subpoena to come here—I do not know Mr. Bishop—this 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. means 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per cwt.—it is 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a ton—those are thinner; they are two-ounce boards, worth about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a ton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the receipt from Adams and Rees for the parcel of goods I bought of them on 2nd March, 1883—that was for straw boards also—I bought them at 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but there would be discount—the same quality of boards which I bought direct at 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I gave the prisoner 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for, less 5 per cent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-138" type="surname" value="BISHOP"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I produce two invoices for goods which I purchased of the prisoner; they represent the whole of my transactions with him—I never saw him; my nephew, the manager of that department, bought—I produce the cheque for those goods, and the receipt for the payment—my</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188312100026"/>
<p>nephew is very ill—I do not know the prisoner's writing. (MR. M'CULLOCH
<hi rend="italic">here stated that three documents and the endorsement "Henry Brenton" on one of Mr. Isaacs's cheques were all in the prisoner's writing</hi>.) These are the only two transactions that represent the actual goods purchased by me and the prices—these two cheques came back through my bankers—they were in 1882—I gave the full market price.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw Hector till to-day—I gave the very fullest price—I have not got the goods now—I believe there were no marks on them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-139" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-139" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Adams and Rees—these de
<lb/>livery orders A, B, and D, bear the genuine signature of the firm; A is signed by myself—C, E, and F are forgeries—I gave no authority to write my name to them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> C is not my signature, and I think it is not my brother's—it may be genuine—the boards are imported from abroad, not manufac
<lb/>tured by us—there are a good many of this description imported—the maker puts our mark on every bundle at the mill—a person who did not see the whole bundle would not see our mark—a person selling goods by sample would not see the bulk, and would know nothing about the mark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-140" type="surname" value="REES"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-140" type="given" value="ALFRED THOMAS"/>ALFRED THOMAS REES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have now compared these invoices, and find the robbery has been more extensive than I thought—I find Mr. Isaacs paid the prisoner 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. about 22nd August for a parcel of the same goods as he paid 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for to our firm on 2nd March.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is the invoice of Aug. 22 of Brenton's—the measure
<lb/>ments on it show the quality of the goods, and two tons of thin and two tons of thick are both at the same price; it is 13/4 lb.—the thick are worth 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more than the thin, Mr. Isaacs says, but I don't think so—I sold them to him at 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; you have got the invoice—the white boards went down from 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—boards did not go down in price between March and August—I represent that Mr. Isaacs must have known that they were under value—he has sworn that that was a fair market price at that time, but I say that it is untrue, and any person in the business would know it—I know it was a cash payment, and 5 per cent. was taken off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have compared the prices with the delivery orders, and in some cases they agree—August 1st and 29th agree—August 22nd and 23rd do not agree; in fact, there is more on the invoice than we have missed at the wharf—July 3rd agrees—on 20th June there is an order for stuff which we did not know was missing—April 30th does not agree; the invoice is for six tons, and the delivery order is only for four—April 6th agrees—March 18th does not; we have no delivery order corresponding with 18th March.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCINTYRE</hi>. There are dimensions and marks as well—"22 x 32" is marked outside the bale—the other is "22 x 32" also—anybody else delivering goods of those dimensions would have that on them—the dimensions are not always on them—if they have the dimensions they ought to be correct—there is no mark on the invoice—if we are de
<lb/>livering from some other place there is nothing on the invoice to show that they are ours—the mark is "R. A. R"—I understood you to ask me if the quantities agreed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-141" type="surname" value="RICKARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RICKARDS</persName> </hi>. I am delivery foreman at Hamborough Wharf, Upper Thames Street, belonging to the prosecutors—I delivered to the carman</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188312100027"/>
<p>the goods mentioned in these four delivery orders, A, B, D, and E, and he signed them—C was not delivered by me, but by Robert Borthwick—the goods were the prosecutors', and they were delivered in the belief that the orders were genuine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-142" type="surname" value="WARWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-142" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WARWICK</persName> </hi>. I am delivery foreman at Commercial Wharf—on 18th December I delivered the goods mentioned in order F, and marked "A. and R.," to the carman Kelsey—he signed his name in the book, but not in front of me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wharf does not belong to Adams and Rees alone, but I know by the order that I delivered their goods, and I recollect it distinctly, because I had great trouble to find them—I never initial my orders, and there is no mark on this paper to show that I delivered the goods—I delivered them to one of Mr. Curtis's carmen—I don't know his name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-143" type="surname" value="CURTIS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-143" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 44, Paul Street, Finsbury—I carted goods for Messrs. Adams and Rees, and delivered weekly bills, and they paid me—I also carted goods for William Prenter from Hamborough Wharf and Commercial Wharf—Kelsey and Soar are my carmen—I received the goods in this order "F"—William Prenter gave me instructions where to take them, and paid for it—that was on 3rd September—my mistress gave up the order.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not scholar enough to pick out the order she gave me; I can read, but I cannot read writing, nor can she, but my man can read them to you; I don't know one from the other, but I can tell the New Commercial Wharf from the Hamborough Wharf—this is the one which was delivered in August, because it is New Commercial Wharf—I cannot show you Mr. Prenter's name on it or tell you the date—I have very likely delivered goods from Adams and Co. from Commercial Wharf 30 times, I won't say 100.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-144" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-144" type="surname" value="CURTIS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-144" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I can read a page of a book, but I cannot read writing—my husband left a receipt with me in case Mr. Prenter should come for it, after which, on I think 11th or 12th September, the prisoner came and said, "I have come for the receipt for the boards"—I said, "What, for Mr. Isaacs?—he said, "Yes, Mr. Prenter is ill."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My husband has left papers with me several times to deliver to various people, and I have delivered them—I asked the prisoner his name, and he said he was Mr. Prenter's brother.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-145" type="surname" value="SOAR"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-145" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SOAR</persName> </hi>. I am a carman to Mr. Curtis—I can read—I received from him the order marked "B," dated 27th April, and fetched the goods from Hamborough Wharf and took them to Mr. Isaacs, who gave me a receipt, which I gave to Mr. or Mrs. Curtis, whichever was at home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-146" type="surname" value="KELSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-146" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KELSEY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman to Mr. Curtis—I can read—I received these orders, C, D, E, F, fetched the goods from the wharf, and delivered them to Mr. Isaacs, principally at Bevis Marks, but some in Bishopsgate Street—I got receipts for them, and gave some of them to the governor, but I once gave one to William Prenter when he stopped me at the corner of Liverpool Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot tell which one that was—I have delivered goods belonging to Adams and Rees numbers of times—I delivered the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188312100028"/>
<p>invoices to my master or to William Prenter according to the customers I went to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-147" type="surname" value="MALDER"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-147" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MALDER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Weston, printers, 12, York Street, Covent Garden—they have done jobs for Marcus Ward and Co.—I did not know that the prisoner was in their service—he gave me an order on Easter Tuesday to print some billheads for him—he gave me a written copy—I showed him the governor's billhead, and he said that he should like it similar to the governor's style—he gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. deposit—I printed them—they were similar to this, without the number.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have found out since this affair that he was in Marcus Ward's service.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-148" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-148" type="surname" value="WHITEHEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-148" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Pitman Whitehead, of 18, Heygate Street, Walworth—the prisoner came to lodge with us three years ago on 21st December—he had a bedroom and the partial use of a sitting-room, but no business premises—he said that if any letters came in the name of Brenton I was to take them in, but none came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was very steady indeed, he could not have been better.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-149" type="surname" value="LYTHA"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-149" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LYTHA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 13th October, about 3 p.m., I saw the prisoner at Mr. Wontner's office, 19, Ludgate Hill—I said, "I am a police-officer, and am going to take you in custody on a charge of being concerned with your brother William in stealing a quantity of straw boards from this gentleman," pointing to the prosecutor; "it is alleged that you have been selling them to Mr. Isaacs, of Bishopsgate Street; you need not make any reply"—he said, "I sold them at the request of my brother"—I said, "Is your name Prenter or Brenton?—he said, "Prenter is my name"—I said, "You sold the goods in the name of Henry Brenton"—he said, "Yes, I can explain that; the first ton or two I sent to Mr. Isaacs, I had no printed billheads, and Mr. Isaacs said, 'Have you no printed billheads?' I said 'No'; I afterwards went to Weston's in Covent Garden and got some done, I think it was 50, I paid about 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—he was taken to the station and charged—I afterwards went to 18, Heygate Street, and found in his room I think 35 billheads; I said 45 at the Court, but I made a mistake—this marked "G" is one of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Messrs. Wontner first consulted me about the 11th, and put me in communication with the prisoners—I went to Mr. Rees of my own accord, and went with him to Marcus Ward's—I waited outside—that was outside the City—I had no communication there with Mr. Rees about what had taken place, but we went in an omnibus from Chandos Street to Messrs. Wontner's—I did not speak to the prisoner; Mr. Rees did not introduce me to him, nor did I tell him I was a detective—he made no inquiries as to who I was—we had some time to wait for Mr. Wontner, and I went and dined with him, still keeping watch on him—I was there to take him in custody, if necessary, if I was instructed to do so, but I don't think I spoke to him till I got to Mr. Wontner's—if he had attempted to get away I should not have taken him, I had no instructions—Mr. Rees had been at Mr. Wontner's some time when I went in and said, "What are you going to do in the matter?"—Mr. Rees said, "I must charge him"—I don't think Mr. Wontner spoke—I did not count the billheads—I was told on the 11th that his name was Prenter, but I did not know that he was employed at Marcus Ward's till I went there that morning—I was acting as</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188312100029"/>
<p>a detective—I was not instructed that he was the brother of William Prenter till I got to the station; it was said that he was the brother, but I did not know it—I should not have been surprised if he had said that his name was Brenton, I did not know for certain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. J. ISAACS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCINTYRE</hi>). These are imported goods which are dealt with by various firms in any quantity—the goods in the invoices of 2nd March and 22nd August were purchased at 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that was a fair market price, people imported them at 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on that date 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was not the market price; there are two lines in these boards and this stop line, the If boards were not a perfect lot, and that is why they were sold at that price—I never saw the bulk—I compared them with the sample before they were paid for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. McCULLOCH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCINTYRE</hi>). I think I suggested that the prisoner's book should be looked at, and he went out of the office to his best coat and brought it—he has been in the employ five years—his character has been remarkably good, and wd should have trusted him with anything—we trusted him in the most confidential business—we are pub
<lb/>lishers and wholesale stationers, he had nothing to do with buying and selling boards of this description so as to know their value.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was no evidence that the prisoner ever had any real possession of the goods, they being obtained by his brother on false delivery orders, and directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">There were
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<interp inst="t18831210-138-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>two other indictments against the prisoner,</rs> on which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURKIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., twelve postage stamps, and a pin, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-139-offence-1 t18831210-name-152"/>Charles James Parry</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Ferris</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALICE PARRY</hi>. I am the wife of Charles Parry, of Walthamstow—on 12th November I was at the Stores, Queen Victoria Street, City—I had the bag with me containing my purse and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I believe there was a half-sovereign in another pocket, one shilling's worth of postage stamps, my Store ticket, a box of pins, a satchel, three return railway tickets and a half, a bunch of keys, a single key, and a letter—I put the bag down on the counter about 2 p.m., and when I looked for it it was gone—I gave information—I did not go near Newgate Street with or without my bag.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I dare say I met a hundred people there—Bryan brought the bag to my house that evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-153" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-153" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am shopwalker in the grocery department at the Civil Service Stores—on 12th November I was on duty up to five minutes to 2 o'clock, and saw the prisoner Ferris there—I had seen him once or twice before—I watched him for three or four minutes about the place, and he did not make any purchases.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I see hundreds of persons in a day—I had no difficulty in picking Ferris out—the prisoners were brought out in the Inspector's presence, I looked at them and said nothing, the Inspector said "Is that enough?"—I said "Yes"—they were removed and then I said, "I identify the taller one"—he is not a ticket-holder to my knowledge—I do not say that he was present on the day of the robbery.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see him there on 12th November—I left duty at five minutes to 2 to go to dinner—it was on a former occasion that I saw him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-154" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRYAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 359). On 12th November, a little after 2 o'clock, I saw the prisoners together in Newgate Street—Smith was carrying something wrapped in paper—they went into the White Hart, Giltspur Street, and called for some drink—I went into the same compart
<lb/>ment—Smith was showing something to Ferris, they saw me, and Smith put it behind him—they drank their liquor and went along Giltspur Street, I followed and spoke to Miles—they went into the Coach and Horses in Holborn—Miles went in and came out and spoke to me—I got two uniform constables to wait outside while I went in; I said to the prisoners "We are police officers, and want to see what you have about you"—they both made for the door—I took a bunch of keys from Ferris's hand and said "Where did you get these from?" he said "I picked them up"—I said "You must go to the station with us, as we suspect you have stolen property in your pos
<lb/>session"—we took them to Snow Hill station—Smith had a parcel, I opened it, and found in it a lady's satchel—Ferris said to Smith "Ye picked it up just now in Newgate Street"—Miles searched Smith and found three return tickets and a half from Liverpool Street to Walthamstow, a sixpence, two keys, a scarf, pair of gloves, some letters and memorandums of his own, and a price list of a grocer in the Curtain Road—I found on Ferris this purse, with 12 stamps and a small key in it—he took some money from his pockets and handed it to me and some I took from him, there was 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in all—he handed me Mrs. Parry's Store ticket, and said "This was in the purse when I picked it up"—it has her name and number on it—he was wearing this watch and gold chain—Smith said when the charge was read "I picked the bag up in Newgate Street just now, you must have seen me if you were there, this man saw me pick it up," meaning Ferris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I found two sovereigns on Ferris but no half-sovereign—the key belongs to the lady—I also found two diamond rings which have been identified by a lady, but they are not connected with this charge, and he handed me a pair of diamond earrings, and the lady said that she had a pair like them—he said he was a general dealer—he said "You can search me, I have done nothing wrong;" but I had to hold him while he was searched, he was trying to get away—Smith said as to the bag "I picked it up in Newgate Street, this man saw me pick it up," and I believe he added "and I went into a public-house with him to have something to drink"—Smith said at the police-court "When I found the bag in Newgate Street I did not see Ferris till three or four minutes after, and when I found it I was not in his company."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The lady said that the diamond ring was stolen from her at Windmill Street, Haymarket—Ferris resisted at first, but when he found it was no use he submitted to be searched.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT MILES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 350). I followed the prisoners into the Coach and Horses and saw Ferris with this purse, turning the contents, gold and silver, into his hand, which he put in his pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I was in plain clothes—I was in the same compartment—Ferris keeps a china shop at Hoxton.</p>
<p>----
<hi rend="smallCaps">BURTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 273). When the prisoners were put</p>
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<p>into the dock I heard Ferris say to Smith "Say you found it"—Smith nodded his head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith in his defence stated that they kicked against the bag in Newgate Street tied up in paper and picked it up, and Ferris came up to him and said "What have you got there?" that they went to have a drink and he showed him the contents, the keys and postage stamps, hut that there was no money in it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-139-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>. FERRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps"> PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Maidstone in February</hi>,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-139-18831210 t18831210-139-punishment-29"/>1873.—Nine Months' Hard Labour</rs> each.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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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">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-158" type="given" value="ARTHUR HERBERT"/>ARTHUR HERBERT SAFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am Chief Clerk at Westminster Police-court—I was present in that Court on 23rd October when Mr. D'Eyncourt was the presiding Magistrate, when the prisoner made a complaint against Emma Calver—she was brought up in custody, this is the charge sheet—(
<hi rend="italic">This charged Emma Calver with stealing a cheque for</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">the property of the prisoner</hi>.) I saw the prisoner sworn and took a note of his examination. (
<hi rend="italic">This examination being read stated that Emma Calver had lodged with him for three weeks, that he had received the cheque from Mr. Goatley, a solicitor, to whom he was clerk, in order to pay Counsels fee, and that, having a quarrel with Calver,' she seized the cheque from the table and walked off with it; that he never saw the letter of Mr. Prosser, that Mr Goatley gave him the cheque, and that he had never been in bed with Calver in his life</hi>.) I produce the documents that were impounded by the Magistrate—they are a letter from Mr. Prosser to Theobald, of 2nd October, and the cheque for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. drawn by Prosser in favour of Mr. Gcatley or order, endorsed W.E. Goatley and signed C A. Theobald underneath—Calver was remanded on her own recognisances; she appeared on the remand—the prisoner did not appear against her, and she was discharged—the case was sent for investigation by the Public Prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-159" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-159" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am Chief Usher at the Westminster Police-court and was present on 23rd October when Emma Calver was charged—I adminis
<lb/>tered the oath to the prisoner and heard him give his evidence—Calver applied for a summons against the prisoner for an assault the first thing in the morning—that was granted—the prisoner then applied for a warrant against Calver—that was not granted—later in the day she was brought up in custody on the charge of stealing the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. Your warrant was refused, but a summons was granted; both summonses were granted—I was not present on the 30th—I do not recollect your asking permission to withdraw from the charge under remand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-160" type="given" value="EDWIN BUSHELL"/>EDWIN BUSHELL PROSSER</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist and stationer of 8, Maclise Road, West Kensington Park—on 22nd October I wrote this letter and cheque and put them in an envelope addressed to "C. A. Theobald, Esq., 130, Cambridge Street, S.W."—I posted it on that Saturday evening.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cheque was to be applied for Counsel's fees in a common law action—the cheque belonged to Mr. Goatley.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-161" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-161" type="surname" value="CALVER"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-161" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CALVER</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 130, Cambridge Street—I have been living with the prisoner between 16 and 18 months as his wife—we occupied the same bed—before going to Cambridge Street I lived with him at 9, Holbeck Road, Stanwell—on Monday morning, 22nd October, while I was in bed with him at 130, Cambridge Street, our servant, Caroline Tapp, brought in three letters for him—one of them contained a cheque for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner desired me to take that letter and cheque to Mr. Goatley's office for his endorsement, and to be there by 2 or 2.30—he gave me the letter to read—I did not particularly read it, because matters of business did not concern me—I went with the cheque to Mr. Goatley's, and saw him endorse it—I also saw the prisoner endorse it—I waited till he came at 5 o'clock, and he endorsed it in Mr. Goatley's presence—he then gave me the cheque, and told me to keep it, as it was for Counsel's fees—I left him with Mr. Goatley, and went home with the cheque—at 7.30 the prisoner came home the worse for liquor and quarrelsome—he quarrelled with me; it had no reference to the cheque—he struck me in the face—in consequence of that I went to Rochester Row Police-station about 8 or 8.15, and saw the inspector—in consequence of what he said I went home with my sister and a constable about 11 o'clock—I knocked at the door; the prisoner opened it; there was no one else in the house—I went into the dining-room, and asked the prisoner for the key of another apartment—he said "Here it is," and as I turned to receive it I received a blow in the mouth instead, upon which I left the house with my sister—I went to a doctor's—he examined my face and neck, and early next morning I applied at the Westminster Police-court for a summons against the prisoner for assault—it was granted—as I was going to leave the Court I saw the prisoner in the passage, and he gave me into custody for robbing him of the cheque—that was between 12 and 1 o'clock—I said "I have the cheque and also the letter in my possession," and I produced them from a little bag which I had in my pocket—I told the constable that we were as good as married, that we had been living together for 16 or 18 months, and I could not understand his conduct, that it must be spite—he made no reply to that, but took out the summons—I produced the letter, cheque, and envelope to the Magistrate, and told him how it came into my possession—I was let out on my own recognisance to appear that day week—on the 24th the prisoner came to me, and said how sorry he felt that he had behaved so stupidly, but it was in consequence of his having taken too much to drink—I appeared on the remand, on the 30th, and the charge against me was dismissed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I have known you 16 or 18 months or a little longer—at the time of your arrest we were on most friendly terms—I believed the matter had dropped—I am most sorry to see you here—you gave the cheque to me in bed in the morning—you handed me the letter and the cheque, and I placed them in a bag—you were then doubtless the worse for liquor—on the remand you went to the Magistrate and asked leave to withdraw the charge against me, stating you had been too hasty, and regretting what you had done—the Magistrate said something about making inquiries, as he considered it a case to go before a Jury—a detective called on me on Sunday evening about 7 o'clock, some few days after the</p>
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<p>charge had been withdrawn at the police-court—I was reading in your company at the time in the dining—room—I showed him. into the reception-room—I asked him if he would like to see you, as you were in the dining-room—he said his business was not with you; he only wanted me to appear when called on—I said I believed the matter was then at an end as far as you were concerned—when I applied for the summons for assault against you you were down at the Court—you had a very slight scratch on your face then—I was in custody from 1.30 till 4 o'clock the day after the summons was granted—you apologised to me, and the matter was at an end—neither summons was gone on with—I did not go on because I was too troubled in my own matters, and I intended to leave you—I had introduced you to my people, and you me to yours—we were engaged at the time—I have seldom been out of trouble about money matters since I have known you—there was a man in possession before last quarter-day—he required 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. before he would withdraw—you raised it, and gave it me, and I got rid of the man—he still tried to sell up my goods; I consulted you with reference to it, and you applied to a Judge in Chambers and got an injunction restraining him from selling those goods—you then advised me to get the bill of sale in some one else's hands, and I went to another party to get the bill of sale, reassigned, and it was arranged between the party holding the bill of sale, myself, and yourself, that you were to take the house, and that I was to put in my furniture and become a lodger—I put up a bill to let a portion of the house furnished to pay the bill of sale off—I recognised you as landlord of the house—I have been subpoenaed both at the police-court and here to attend against you—if called on by the Court I should have appeared voluntarily—I have no wish to see you hurt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was given into custody in Court, where I was waiting for Mr. Goatley to arrive, and detained from 1 to 4 o'clock—after the charge was dismissed I was required to attend to give evidence before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-162" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE TAPP</persName> </hi>. I live at 130, Cambridge Street, and have been a servant in Mrs. Theobald's or Mrs. Calver's service for about two years, except for about 11 months when I was away—she and the prisoner have lived together as man and wife, occupying the same bed—I remember taking up three letters on 23rd October, about 8.30 a.m.—they were in bed together—I saw the prisoner open one letter; there was a cheque in it—he passed it to Mrs. Calver, and said it was a crossed cheque—I then left the room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You have always treated me very kindly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant B</hi> 5). I was on duty at the police-station when Mrs. Calver was brought there at 12 noon on 23rd October by a constable—the prisoner was there—when the charge was made Calver said "I am living with him"—the prisoner replied "Nothing of the kind; she is nothing more than an ordinary lodger in the house"—she did not say any
<lb/>thing—she was charged with stealing the cheque; she produced it out of the bag she was carrying—she did not bring out the letter—she said before she produced the cheque she had it with her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on the morning of 11th November, shortly after 12 o'clock, on a warrant, in the passage of 130, Cambridge Street—he said "Is that you, Cousins?"—I said "Yes; I hold a warrant for your arrest for perjury"—I read it to him—he</p>
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<p>said "It is rather unusual, isn't it, to grant a warrant 1 ought not a summons to have been issued?"—I said "I think not"—he said "It was very silly of me; I was excited at the time"—I took him to the station; he was charged, and in answer said "Very well."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I received instructions to make inquiries with reference to this case on the 23rd—I think I made entries in a memorandum book—I have not got it with me; I did not think it necessary—I called on Mrs. Calver on the following day, I think—I would not be quite sure whether I did not see her till the following Sunday evening—I called there between 6 and 7 o'clock—I took down a statement from her—I reported it to the Magistrate—I have not brought it—she told me she had been living with you upwards of 18 months as your wife at this address, and also at 9, Aldgate Road, Brixton—I only asked her where you had lived—she said she did not wish to proceed against you—on 30th October I reported the result of my inquiries to Mr. D'Eyncourt, and the warrant was granted—I told him you had been living at 9, Aldgate Road, Brixton—I saw Mr. Wilson there, and he gave me information—I told Mr. D'Eyncourt I could produce evidence to that effect—I did not think proper to tell him that the lady did not wish to go on with the case—I told him all I thought necessary—I did not keep back anything important—it was out of her hands then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence complained that the officer had not reported to the Magistrate that the prosecutrix did not wish to proceed against him, and asserted that had he done so the Magistrate would have looked on the matter in a very different light. He stated that he was drunk when the matter of the cheque took place, and had no recollection of it. With regard to the summons for assault, it was the affair of a moment, and the next day they were good friends again; and with reference to Mrs. Calver being his lodger, after the man had been in possession, the bill of sale was reassigned, and he became the landlord and she his lodger. When her character was attacked at the police-court he had defended it, and he argued that nobody was injured except the lady, who had withdrawn the charge against him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS DAY</hi> (45)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18831210-141-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-141-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18831210-141-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18831210-141-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-141-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully and maliciously writing and publishing a false and defamatory libel concerning
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-166" type="surname" value="WINN"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-141-offence-1 t18831210-name-166"/>John Winn</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-141-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-141-18831210 t18831210-141-punishment-31"/>
<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances in</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and to find a surety for</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to come up for judgment when called on.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>142.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK PULLEY</hi> (46)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-142-18831210" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-142-18831210" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-142-18831210" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def2-142-18831210" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="def2-142-18831210" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ALLEN</hi> (42)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-142-18831210" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-142-18831210" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-142-18831210" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def3-142-18831210" type="surname" value="HARTLEY"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY HARTLEY</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18831210-142-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18831210-142-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-142-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., from
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-170" type="surname" value="WARREN"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18831210-142-offence-1 t18831210-name-170"/>John Robert Warren</persName> by false pretences, with intent to defraud. Other Counts, for obtaining money from other persons with intent to defraud, and for con
<lb/>spiring to obtain money from other persons with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PULLEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18831210-142-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18831210-142-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-142-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOODRICH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">defended Hartley.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-171" type="surname" value="WARREN"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT WARREN</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Edward Henry Street, Rhyl, and am a dyer—about 14th July, 1883, I saw this advertisement in the Rhyl Journal; in reply I wrote to that address, 86, Old Street, to Mr. Arnold, stating that I wished to borrow money for six years—on 24th July I</p>
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<p>received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) marked B. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 86,
<hi rend="italic">Old Street, London, and stated that P. Arnold was willing to lend the sum as soon as he was satisfied as to Warren's position; that he had telegraphed to his travelling agent to make inquiries; that his only charge was half-a-crown to cover the cost of telegraphing, posting, &c., and that that must be sent by return of post</hi>)—I sent him the half-crown in postage stamps, believing that the person advertising was in a position to lend the money—I received this letter, dated 26th July, 206, Kingsland Road, London. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the traveller having returned and made a satisfactory report, Arnold had decided to advance</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">at</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">per cent., and requested that</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">the first year's interest, should be forwarded at once, and on its receipt the</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">would be sent</hi>)—this printed form came in the letter stating that he had moved his place of business, as he had had a serious fire at Old Street—I sent the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by post-office order, believing I should' get the notes back—I asked for ten 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes—I never got them—I wrote to know why I did not get them—about thirteen days afterwards I received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 206,
<hi rend="italic">Kingsland Road, and stated that he had been from home prose
<lb/>cuting a fraudulent debtor, and that the case had been decided against him, and he had lost</hi> 260
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">that his solicitor had advised him to lend no more money unless he witnessed the signature himself; and requesting</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to cover his travelling expenses in order that he might do so</hi>)—I did not send the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 111
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I never got back the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I asked him to return it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-172" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-172" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-172" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward James White—we keep a stationer's shop at 86, Old Street—in May last we were living at 101, Old Street-Pulley came and asked if we would take in letters for him—he gave the name of Peter Arnold—he—was to pay a penny per letter—a letter came for him every day or every other day—he called for them up to about the 3rd of August—on 24th June we removed to 86, Old Street, opposite 101—he paid a penny a letter and then asked me if I could not do them cheaper, and I agreed to do them for a halfpenny—he never carried on business as a money lender—we never had a fire there in July.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-173" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-173" type="surname" value="ARMSTRONG"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-173" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHOEBE ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. I keep a stationer's shop at 206, Kingsland Road—early in August Pulley came to my house—I took in letters there in the name of Peter Arnold—I agreed to take them in at a halfpenny each—he wrote down the name on an envelope—he called for about two months; I think—he carried on no business there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-174" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-174" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-174" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am a dressmaker, of 7, Stanley Street, Mold—about the end of July I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Standard. (This stated that all in want of money could obtain advances from</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">from</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">years, at</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">per cent, per annum, on the borrower's note of hand alone, by addressing Z. Rowlings</hi>, 28,
<hi rend="italic">Charles Square, Hoxton</hi>)—I applied for a loan of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and received this letter marked H, dated 31st July, from 47, Banner Street, St. Luke's. (
<hi rend="italic">This was identical with a litter read in Warren's case, and contained inside a printed note that a fire having lately destroyed his late premises, all communications for Rawlings should be addressed to his new office as per addressed envelope</hi>.) I sent the half—crown, believing that the advertisement was
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> and that the person was in a position to lend the money—I then received this letter, marked J, dated Banner Street, 2-8-83, asking for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the first year's interest, in advance—I sent the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., believing that they were in a position to advance the money—I was asked what notes I would have—I never got any notes—I</p>
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<p>never got my half-crown back or my 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I wrote to know why I did not get my money, and I got this letter, dated 47, Banner Street, 14th November, 1883: "I shall be in Flint on Friday next, the 16th, and will wait on you that day if convenient and lend you the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Write if that will be convenient to you." (Signed) "per Z. Rawlings, A.R."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-175" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-175" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-175" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I keep a stationer's shop at 28, Charles Square, Hoxton—I know Pulley, he came to my shop in July last and asked to have letters directed there in the name of Rawlings—he received about thirty letters, paying a penny a letter—he carried on no business as a money lender or anything else at my house—my premises were not destroyed by fire in July.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-176" type="surname" value="PLUMSTEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-176" type="given" value="PRISCILLA"/>PRISCILLA PLUMSTEAD</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Banner Street, St. Luke's, and assist my uncle, who keeps a stationer's shop—early in August Pulley came to my shop, and asked that letters might be taken in there in the name of Rawlings—letters were taken in for about three weeks or a month—he carried on no business there—we have had no fire there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-177" type="surname" value="TUCKSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-177" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TUCKSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer and provision dealer, of 21, Henderson Gardens, Moss Side, Manchester—in October last I was living in Napier Street—on 27th October I saw this advertisement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the
<hi rend="italic">Manchester Examiner and Times (This stated that</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">could be borrowed at</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">per cent interest, and smaller sums, not less than</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">at</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">per cent, repayable by yearly instalments, on note of hand alone, by applying to G. H. Potter, 3, Orange Street, Red Lion Square</hi>)—I wrote asking for a loan of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—on 31st October I received this printed form, signed G. H. Potter, Orange Street, asking for the inquiry fee of 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I sent 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in stamps, believing it to be a
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> loan office, and that the persons were prepared to lend the money—on 22nd October I received a printed letter, asking me for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the interest in advance, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the promissory note—I sent the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—then I got an application for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for travelling expenses—I did not send that—I believed it was a
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> office, and that they could lend the money, when I sent the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—not getting an answer I came up to look at 3, Orange Street to see what sort of a place if was—I found it was a small newspaper shop, and gave information to the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-178" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-178" type="surname" value="EWEN"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-178" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY EWEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Ewen—we live at 3, Orange Street, Bed Lion Square, Holborn, and carry on a small chandler's and stationery business there—on 20th October Pulley came to our place and bought a newspaper, and then asked me to take in letters for him—he wrote his name Potter on a piece of paper—he called for letters directed Potter,. and paid 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a letter—he received about 30 altogether I think—he came to 3rd November I think, on Saturday—on that day Hartley came after Potter had been and said he was his brother, and I was to forward the letters to him—he said "Are there any letters for Mr. Potter?"—I said I had some letters, but I did not pass them over till I had a note from him—he said Potter had sprained his ankle that morn
<lb/>ing after he had been for the letters—he returned in two or three hours bringing this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) marked "R," signed G.R. Potter: "Mr. Ewen, please give bearer any letters which you may have for me, and he will pay you"—in consequence of that I gave him the letters—he came on the 5th and 6th, and I gave him all the letters addressed to Mr. Potter, and asked him how Potter was getting on—he said he would be better in a few days—after 6th November letters came for Potter, and I kept them,</p>
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<p>and gave them up to Downham—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is one of them I think (
<hi rend="italic">This was addressed "Mr. Potter, at Mrs. Ewan's, 3, Orange Street, Red Lion Square, London, 3rd November," and nside is</hi> "8.11.3,
<hi rend="italic">meet me to-morow at</hi> 11 a.m.")—neither of them carried on any business as money lenders or anything else at our place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. I said at the police-court that Hartley said he was Potter's brother—Pulley called on the Saturday morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-179" type="surname" value="EWAN"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EWAN</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's husband, and live at 3, Orange Street, Bed Lion Square—I am now employed at the British Museum—I know Pulley as the person having letters received for him in the name of Potter at our house—on 12th November, Monday morning, Hartley was coming in—I had seen him previously, but there was one of Finch's, the confectioner's) travellers there, and he would not come in then, but walked down Kingsgate Street, and went round the corner—he was coming in the door, and then he put his hand up to the side of his face and walked away—I put a signal outside for the detective, as he was watching my place at the time, and went the other way into the square, thinking the detective was there—I saw Allen standing by the pillar—box in Bed Lion Square waiting—Hartley came up to Allen and spoke to him, and they both went through North Street into Theobald's Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen</hi>: Coming from Bed Lion Square my shop is on the left—you were standing at the end of Bed Lion Square, at the bottom of Old North Street, not so far up as the Sheriff's Court—my shop is seven or eight houses from the street, about 70 yards—if I was standing at my door you would be on my right hand—you were walking up and down—I came towards you—I saw your face closer than I do now—you were there 5 or 10 minutes before Hartley joined you—I stood talking to a tailor, and looking at you at the same time—the police to whom I signalled were not round that morning—I thought they were about; a day or two before they had been waiting—Kingsgate Street is in the other direction from my shop—I did not swear the police came and followed Hartley—I went to the door and looked the way he went—I only watched him to the corner of Kingsgate Street—I have no idea which way he went in order to join you—after he came back to you you went away together in the direction of Old North Street, not particularly hurriedly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. Only the traveller and my wife were in the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-180" type="surname" value="BBOWN"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-180" type="given" value="HECTOR"/>HECTOR BBOWN</persName> </hi>. I am a dyer, living at Paisley—about 7th May I saw this advertisement, produced, in the
<hi rend="italic">Paisley Herald</hi>, "Cash promptly lent by a private gentleman, &c."—in consequence of seeing that I wrote a letter addressed to Mr. E. Wimpey, 10, Garnault Place, London, asking for the loan of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for three years—I received this letter of 9th May, signed "E. Wimpey," asking for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I sent the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in stamps—I believed the statement contained in the letter, that the persons had the means to advance the money, and that they were
<hi rend="italic">bond-fide</hi> persons, intend
<lb/>ing to advance it—I then received this letter of the 11th May, asking for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. as interest in advance—I sent the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the same belief—I did not receive any money—I wrote to know why, and received this reply, dated 18th May: "I was in town yesterday prosecuting a fraudulent debtor who denied his signature to a promissory note, &c.," signed "E. Wimpey"—I had another letter asking for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for expenses—I did not send that—I did not receive back my money, or get the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-181" type="surname" value="TRAP"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TRAP</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer at 104, Central Street, St. Luke's—about the beginning of May Pulley came and asked me to take in letters for him in the name of Wimpey—I took in letters for him for about three weeks—he did not carry on any business there—I never had a fire there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-182" type="surname" value="FERNS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-182" type="given" value="LEIGH"/>LEIGH FERNS</persName> </hi>. I am a schoolmaster at Buxton, Derbyshire—I saw an advertisement in one of the Manchester papers offering to lend money, in consequence of which I wrote to Mr. G. Potter, 3, Orange Street, Red Lion Square, asking for a loan of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I received answers, which I have since destroyed, one asking for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for inquiry fees, which I sent, another asking for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I sent in two postal orders, one for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I believed that Potter was carrying on business as a money lender, and that he had the means to advance the money—I never got the 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or any of my money back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18831210-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-183" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-183" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA MANNERS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Manners, of 106, Fetter Lane, stationer—I know Hartley by sight—on 5th November he came to my shop, and asked me to take in some letters for him, as he was about a situation—he was in the habit of buying a paper every morning—he said "I don't want the governor to know"—he asked for a piece of paper to write down his name; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw him write this, "Mr. Potter"—he agreed to pay a penny a letter—he called every morning for about 12 days—the last time was on Monday morning, 14th November, when I gave him some letters—on Thursday morning, the 15th, I saw Inspector Dowdell—later on that morning Hartley came and asked if there were any letters for him—I said "I don't know, I will look"—he said he expected one—he went away, and said "I will call again after breakfast"—he did not come again—he did not carry on any business at our place—we had no fire at our place.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. I did not ask him his name—he said "If you give me a piece of paper I will write down my name."</p>
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<persName id="t18831210-name-184" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-184" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TOWNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>) I know Pulley and Allen by sight—I have seen them together on two occasions in June last in Russell Square—I had occasion to caution Pulley at that time regarding loans—that was in Allen's presence—I had occasion to keep observation on the shop, 55, Great Ormond Street, when Pulley fetched letters, and met Allen on two occasions—Allen was waiting in Russell Square—they opened the letters, and read them, and walked along reading them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> This is the first time I have spoken about letters; I was not asked about it, or I should have mentioned it—Russell Square is about 300 yards from Great Ormond Street—I didn't see him meet you after that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18831210-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-185" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-185" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EVANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 517). I know Allen and Pulley by sight—in April last I was on duty at a fixed point in Providence Place, Upper Street, Islington, for four weeks—I know Allen by the name of Evans, and Pulley as
<hi rend="italic">Sugar</hi>—I saw them together six or seven times during April—I saw them go into the Fox public-house, which is right opposite my point.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I knew that you were living in Providence Place; that is about 20 yards from the Fox—I knew you were living there in the name of Evans—I didn't know that a Mrs. Evans kept the house previous to your living there—I knew that your name was Allen—I heard you called Evans by your stepdaughter, Polly Evans—I knew</p>
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<p>you were living there
<hi rend="italic">incog</hi>.—I don't know what business you carried on there—it was in the evening I saw you with Pulley.</p>
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<persName id="t18831210-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-186" type="surname" value="BRIERS"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-186" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BRIERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I know Pulley, Allen, and Hartley, by sight—on the 2nd Nov. I was in Lever Street, St. Luke's, about 11 o'clock in the morning—I saw all three prisoners going towards the City Road; I followed and lost sight of them—on 15th November, when Hartley was given in custody, I heard him give his address as 19, Fan
<lb/>shaw Street, Hoxton—I made inquiries there—I received four letters from 47, Banner Street, which I gave to Inspector Dowdell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I think you saw me—I saw Pulley turn round and look—I followed you as far as Ironmonger Bow, that was about 200 yards, and then I missed you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. I know the Spread Eagle public-house; I never saw Hartley there, or near it—the three passed me as I stood at the corner—Hartley gave his correct address—I went there—I was in
<lb/>formed he had been living there three months—I don't know a man named Archer living near there.</p>
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<persName id="t18831210-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-187" type="surname" value="KEEN"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-187" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KEEN</persName> </hi>. I live at Manchester—I am an advertisement clerk in the
<hi rend="italic">Manchester Examiner and Times</hi> office—on the 23rd October I received this letter with this advertisement for insertion, and it appeared four days in the paper—the letter is signed "G. H. Potter."</p>
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<persName id="t18831210-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18831210-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-188" type="surname" value="READY"/>
<interp inst="t18831210-name-188" type="given" value="LLEWELLYN"/>LLEWELLYN READY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Post-office, Money Order Branch—I produce a post-office order for 3
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