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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, March 17th, 1884, and following days.</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council, pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-1" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, M.P.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES DAY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Knt., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-3" type="given" value="FRANCIS WYATT"/>FRANCIS WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-5" type="given" value="GEORGE SWAN"/>GEORGE SWAN NOTTAGE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-6" type="given" value="HERBERT JAMESON"/>HERBERT JAMESON WATERLOW</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES EDWARD"/>JAMES EDWARD GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C, D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERE</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-10" type="given" value="PHINEAS"/>PHINEAS COWAN</persName> </hi>, Lieut.-Col.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE SMITH</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-11" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD HANBURY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK KYNASTON METCALFE</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOWLER, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday</hi>, 17
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE AUGUSTUS EVETT</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-13" type="given" value="RICHARD COBDEN"/>Richard Cobden Cox</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-14" type="given" value="RICHARD JOHNSTON"/>Richard Johnston Railton</persName>) (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 662) for unlawfully conspiring to deprive
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-396-offence-1 t18840317-name-15"/>Henry Munster</persName> of the fruits of a verdict which he had obtained in due course of law.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WOOLLETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLOUGHBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR HARDINGE GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-16" type="given" value="STEPHEN EDWARD"/>STEPHEN EDWARD GUNN</persName> </hi>. My partner Mr. Chewed and I are law stationers at Brighton—Messrs. Lamb and Evett sent a bill of sale to us, which we forwarded to our London agents, Messrs. Drake, Driver, and Lever, of New Bridge Street—I cannot say the date.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-17" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DRIVER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Drake, Driver, and Co., 13, New Bridge Street—I received this document from Messrs. Chetwynd and Gunn of Brighton—I do not know the contents, but outside it purports to be between Cox and Bailton—one of our clerks took it to the Bill of Sale Registry Office—I know it by our stamp.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-18" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRAYLING</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Registered Bill of Sale Office, High Court of Justice—I produce the filed copy of a bill of sale which I received from Messrs. Driver and Co.—an affidavit by Mr. Evett is annexed to it (
<hi rend="italic">The bill of sale was here put in and taken as read</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BREWER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor of New Inn, London—I acted as solicitor for Mr. Munster in the case of Munster
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Bailton—we issued a writ on February 1st against the publishers of the
<hi rend="italic">Brightonian</hi> news
<lb/>paper in accordance with the name at the bottom of the paper, A. J. Railton and Co., 24, Duke Street, Brighton; and on February 9th an appearance was entered by Nye and Greenwood, the London agents for Lamb and Evett, in the name of Railton, trading as Railton and Co., seeing which I thought that one person at that time was the proprietor of the paper—the case was tried by Mr. Justice Hawkins on 22nd, 23rd, and 24th June, and there was a verdict for the plaintiff for 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., an ample apology, and costs as between solicitor and client, which is the</p>
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<p>highest scale on which costs can be taxed in the profession—the ordinary costs are between party and party—Messrs Lamb and Evett acted on behalf of Mr. Railton, and Mr. Evett, the defendant, was in personal attendance throughout the trial—I saw Mr. Cox there; they were all in one place together near their Counsel, and when the arrangement was made they were in consultation about it—Mr. Bartlett, the clerk to Messrs. Farmer and Bull, Lamb and Evett's agents, attended the taxation—two or three appointments were made, and on the 18th the Master gave the allocation which is on the Judgment, "The above costs have been allowed at 489
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—the Sheriff was put in about the 20th, and about the 24th I heard of this bill of sale far the first time—as inter pleader summons was then taken out at Chambers, and Mr. Justice Day directed an inter pleader to be tried at Lewes—the next assizes when Civil business was taken were in the following January, when Mr. Cox, the claimant, was plaintiff, and Mr. Munster, the execution creditor, defendant—it was tried before Mr. Justice Field on 15th January, and Mr. Cox, Mr. Bailton, and Mr. Evett were examined and cross-examined and a verdict passed for Mr. Cox—an application was made to the Divisional Court for a new trial, which was made absolute on March 15th—Mr. Evett acted as solicitor throughout—Mr. Cox then appealed to the Appeal Court, which in June confirmed the decision of the Court below—Mr. Railton was made bankrupt in November 1882, and in June, 1883, the matter came before the Judge in Bankruptcy, who made this order. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated June 26th, and stated</hi>, "This Court being of opinion that the said bill of sale is fraudulent and void as against the said trustee, &c., the said bill of sale is hereby set aside, &c.")—afterwards Mr. Cox took out a summons to abandon the interpleader issue, I cannot give you the date; the case came before Mr. Justice Field, and this order was made on 23rd November, 1883: "Upon hearing Counsel on both sides and upon reading the affidavits of Edward Bartlett and William Brewer, filed November 23rd, it is ordered that the claimant, Eichard Cobden Cox, pay all costs, &c., and that all further proceedings under the inter
<lb/>pleader issue order herein dated September 5th be stayed, and that the security be cancelled"—that referred to the interpleader issue granted to us before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR HARDINGE GIFFARD</hi>. The costs of that were paid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-20" type="given" value="THOMAS AUGUSTUS"/>THOMAS AUGUSTUS GOODMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor of Brighton—on 9th April, 1881, I prepared this partnership deed between Cox and Railton (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and a duplicate was prepared and handed to one of them—I remember the action of Munster
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Railton—I have an entry in my cash book of Cox and Railton calling on me on 28th June, but I have no memory on the subject. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLOUGHBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to ask what passed at the interview, to which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR HARDINGE GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected that it was a pri
<lb/>vileged communication.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLOUGHBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the evidence was necessary to show that Cox was treated as a partner. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">REVORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that although it might become admissible hereafter it was not so at present.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR HARDINGE GIFFARD</hi>. I have known Mr. Evett seven or eight years; he is a most honourable man—I have had hundreds of transactions with him, and we never had a slip of paper between us, and I always found him to act up to his word.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> As to a man of honour assenting on behalf of his client to draw a bill of sale to defeat a compromise, I think if a</p>
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<p>undertakes to do a thing he should carry it out, but of course it is entirely dependent upon circumstances—I think if he undertook to do a thing he should not do things wilfully and knowingly to defeat it—I hare only spoken of the dealings I have had with him for a number of years, and I found him honourable in the extreme, to that I pledge my oath.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. G. HOWELL</hi>. I am a shorthand writer—I took notes in the trial of the interpleader issue before Mr. Justice Field at Lewes—Evett gave evidence there, and I took these notes. (
<hi rend="italic">The transcript was put in and read.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-21" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SANDERS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">produced and read the shorthand notes of the bankruptcy proceedings.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-22" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS THORPE</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk and cashier to the firm of Lamb and Evett, Ship Street, Brighton—it is part of my duty to post the books—I write in shorthand—I was examined as a witness at the interpleader issue between Munster and Railton tried at Lewes, 15th January, last year—I produce what is known as Pettitt's Diary; a general office diary—in that diary I take down not only what my principals tell me, but what the clerks tell me, and anything I do myself—that diary is in shorthand except with regard to the name of the client and the action—the entry of the 13th March, 1882, is "Cox, B. C., Railton
<hi rend="italic">ats</hi>. Minister"—Cox is the client, and "Railton arts. Mynster" is the name of the action—the remainder is in shorthand, and runs, "Attending upon you and Mr. Railton discussing matters, when it was arranged that we should act for you, and it was further arranged that the defendant should see Mr. Nye, who was at present acting for him, and get him to hand over all the papers"—Mr. Evett dictated that entry to me—I believe that is the first entry with reference to this transaction—the heading of the page of the rough bill book with the entry of 13th March is, "Mr. R. C. Cox, Queen's Road, Brighton"—underneath is "Railton ats. Munster," and then begins a series of items—the item I have just read is the first—from the 13th March to the 14th June there are seven folio pages—every one of those entries in the pages from the 13th March to the 14th June has been altered to make them consistent with the heading—the original heading was "Cox;" that "Cox" has been simply struck through and "Railton" substituted, and all the entries from the 13th March to the 14th June have been struck through so as to be consistent with the new heading "Kailton"—I made the alteration about the 10th July—no one directed me to make the alteration—neither Mr. Lamb nor Mr. Evett spoke to me about making the alteration—I wish the Jury to understand that I made that alteration without any direction from my principals—I said at the trial at Lewes that I made an alteration in June in con
<lb/>sequence of a communication made by Mr. Evett—the communication was that Cox entirely denied that he was our client—I made the altera
<lb/>tion in June in consequence of a communication from my principal—I remember seeing this letter of the 16th of June commencing "Do we understand that you guarantee?"—I saw a letter of the 16th June from Cox on the Saturday morning—the letter commencing "Do we understand?" was the second—I remember on Saturday marking Evett calling me into his room—he produced to me this letter of the 16th June from Cox in reply to ours of that date—he said "Thorpe, there</p>
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<p>is a letter from Mr. Cox"—he was then about to go to town to deliver the briefs in the action of Railton
<hi rend="italic">ats.</hi> Munster—I said something to him about Mr. Lamb being under the impression that Cox was the client, and that as he had repudiated his liability, and Railton was worth nothing, those briefs should not be delivered until I got something for Counsel's fees—it was arranged that I should go and see Cox, and Mr. Evett left then to go by the 9.55 express, and he was to do nothing until he had a telegram from me—my other principal, Mr. Lamb, happened to pass through the law clerks office at the time, and I told him the difficulty that had arisen about the retainer—Mr. Lamb did not direct me to fetch Mr. Cox; I went myself, in accordance with the arrangement, and he came to the office with me, and we saw Mr. Lamb in his private office—Mr. Lamb was very angry indeed with Mr. Cox, and said to him "If you are not legally liable for the costs already incurred, you are morally, and had I thought for one moment Railton was the client, I should have declined to act for him"—Mr. Cox then said "I only introduced Railton to you as a friend, and I did not instruct Mr. Evett"—Mr. Lamb said "I do not mind losing the costs now owing, but I absolutely refuse to go on unless I have 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—Cox then said "I cannot let you have that now, as I am short at my bank"—Mr. Lamb then said "I will take your guarantee for 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," and Cox agreed to give it—it was then dictated to me by Mr. Lamb, and signed in our presence—the body of this guarantee is in my handwriting—the date "June 17th" is in Cox's handwriting—it was put there at the time—when I took this down I thought it was merely meant to be a rough draft, and I was going to fair copy it; but Mr. Lamb said "That will do," and Cox signed it, and put the date on him
<lb/>self when he signed it—there is a stamp on it dated 29th June, 1882; it was taken possession of by me, and I had it stamped in the ordinary course with the impressed stamp on the 29th—the stamping would be after the verdict—I drew the bill of costs to Railton—I make out all bills—the alteration in the books and my drawing up of the the bill of costs were done at the same time; they were all done together—I posted the back entries—the letter of the 13th July asking for payment of 230
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was sent by Lamb and Evett with the bill of costs—it is in the hand-writing of a clerk called Robinson—the signature is Mr. Lamb's, in the name of firm—the bill of costs was made out to Railton as if Railton was the client—on the 20th April there appears in the bill, "Perusing Mr. Nye's costs, writing you therewith, and for cheque"—originally it stood "Writing Mr. Railton"—I struck that through and put "you"—on the 25th, "At
<lb/>tending upon the defendant and Mr. Blackburn;" that was so—the 16th May, "Attending upon you, informing you result of interview with agents"—it was posted originally like that—as it originally stood it would mean Cox—"Attending upon you and informing you result of interview with agents and of opinions of Counsel, and conferring and advising as to course to be pursued"—this is not an attendance upon Cox—the word "you" in that entry referred at the time to the person whose name was at the top of the first folio, "R.C. Cox," originally, but I think myself it was not Cox that was attended upon, I feel certain—grammatically "you" would refer to the name at the top of the page, but I do not think the interview was with Cox.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> If it did not refer to Cox why did you put down "you"?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> It would be a very easy mistake to fall into, because in taking down these items I take down the name of the action as a rule in</p>
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<p>the diary and not the name of the client—I think it is clearly a mistake, I don't think Cox saw us about that time at all—"Attending you on telegram received from agents, and conferring and advising, arranging that you should see us early in the morning" on 16th May is a charge of agents which was put in here when I received the bill—I cannot explain at the moment whether it stood originally as it appears now or whether it has been altered; it is as you read it—it does not refer to Cox, I say again Cox was not seeing us at all—to the best of my recollection it did not refer to the person at the head of the page—17th, "Attending; upon you on letter received from agents, conferring and advising, and made an appointment,"—that stood originally before it was altered, "Attending upon defendant"—the bill of costs was not signed, we simply sent a signed letter—I remember Cox and Hailton calling with reference to the bill of sale, I think it was on a Friday, 11th August—the bill of sale was executed in Mr. Evett's room on 12th August—I was called into the room when it was executed—a clerk named Robinson engrossed it to the best of my recollection—the clerk would bring it when it was engrossed—I was there certainly—I know nothing about what passed between Evett, Cox, and Railton before I came into the room, I was not present at the interview—it is Mr. Evett's signature to the affidavit attached to the Regis
<lb/>tered bill of sale; that is an affidavit which must be prepared by the solicitor in accordance with the late Bills of Sale Act—two of the three bills of exchange given have been paid; they were for 113
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. respectively, I think, at six, twelve, and eighteen months, and those three bills cleared off this bill of costs; only two are paid, but the third is due—I think I identified at Bow Street this letter of 20th July from Lamb and Evett to the trustee in bankruptcy (
<hi rend="italic">This was in Evetts handwriting, and without prejudice said that Mr. Cox was willing to give </hi>150
<hi rend="italic">l. for the whole of the assets of the estate</hi>)—speaking off-hand the only thing left out in the bill of sale which that letter comprised was the book debts; there may have been something else, I should not like to be positive—the statement of affairs was drawn under my supervision.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>. There is not the least pretence for saying that I gave a different account, either at Lewes or Bow Street, of the entries in these books—the answer to that question was this, it was in consequence of a communication, but it is not correct to say that either Mr. Lamb or Mr. Evett directed me to make those alterations—I do not think Evett had for one moment seen those books or that book before the trial at Lewes—all the entries are first made in this general office diary—by looking at that I am able to refresh my memory as to what was the exact condition of things on 16th May—the action simply is given "Railton ate. Munster"—the entry is, "Attending upon you and inform
<lb/>ing you of result of interview with agents, and as to the coarse to be pursued, and conferring and advising"—the action is against Railton at the suit of Munster—if that is the only heading the person with whom I would have had the interview there would have been Railton—there was a motion to commit Mr. Railton—the entry of the 22nd May, "Motion to commit Mr. Railton," is "Railton
<hi rend="italic">ats.</hi> Munster," simply the action—those are the entries that were made at the time, and the alterations appear upon the face of them—there is not the smallest effort In any of the books to conceal the fact of there having been a previous entry, they are simply struck through with the pen—the first time I ever heard of a</p>
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<p>partnership between Cox and Railton was after the time that the bill of sale was executed, I had not the slightest idea before—I have been in the service of Mr. Lamb and Lamb and Evett nearly 11 years; they have every confidence in me, not only with regard to the books, but monetary transactions in every way—I settle the bills myself, it is very seldom indeed that I have to go to them to settle a bill or even look them through—all the books are in my own handwriting—there is no pretence for suggesting that the guarantee was not written on the day it bears date—"Railton
<hi rend="italic">ats.</hi> Minister. Attending upon Mr. Cox as to costs, when he ultimately signed an undertaking to pay 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in case you did not pay our costs; telegram to Mr. Evett thereon"—I tried to get the telegram produced; I have been to the Post-office, and it appeared to be against regulations.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see the deed of partnership at that time, Mr. Evett mentioned it to me, I cannot say where it was—I should think probably I saw it, but I cannot remember for a moment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLEIT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to call Mr. Goodman at to what patted at the interview on 28th June, a foundation for a conspiracy being now, at he sub
<lb/>mitted, established. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that the evidence could not be admitted against Evett, as he had not been shown to be a co
<lb/>conspirator.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Evett affidavit annexed to the bill of sale was read.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to call Mr. Robinson, the printer of the "Brigh
<lb/>tonian" during 1881 and 1882, as to whether he was acquainted with the partnership of Cox and Railton. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">overruled the objection.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-23" type="given" value="ARTHUR FREDERICK"/>ARTHUR FREDERICK AKHURST</persName> </hi>. Our firm is agent for Mr. Hart at Brighton—we received the rent of the place of business, 24, Duke Street, only during 1881—Mr. Railton paid the rent of those premises—the house was let to Cox and Railton—the first quarter was paid to our firm—we have received no quarter since—I have seen Mr. Hart here, my principal.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-24" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HART</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of 24, Duke Street, Brighton—I received the rent for that house after the first quarter—Railton paid it me for the whole of the time—it was paid generally quarterly—it was not paid regularly during the bankruptcy—that was left in abeyance—it was sometimes by bill, sometimes cheque or money, sometimes altogether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The order; made absolute on 25th November, notice of abandonment of the bill of sale having been given on 3rd July, was put in.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>. I am Registrar of the Bankruptcy Court at Brighton—I produce the proceedings in bankruptcy of R.J. Railton—I remember the first meeting with reference to the creditors, before me—Mr. Evett, I think, appeared then for Railton—I remember there was a proof tendered by Messrs. Lamb and Evett—I cannot say the amount—it was an amount of some substance—after argument I rejected the proof—I cannot re
<lb/>member whether there were any creditors there in person—my impression is there were other creditors there present by proxy—I think the proxies were to Mr. Evett, or the firm, or the clerk—I do not quite remember whether the proofs were actually put in at all—they were withdrawn or not put in—the result of the adjournment of the first meeting was that it left Mr. Munster as being the only creditor proving his debt—it became my duty to report that state of things to the Judge, and he ordered the bankruptcy to proceed, with the Registrar of the Court as trustee, on a certain understanding by Mr. Munster, which I think was this: that there was a certain interpleader issue, I believe, then pending—Mr.</p>
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<p>Munster undertook, if he should succeed, to bring in any money that he should obtain under that issue as assets in the bankruptcy—I hare here the statement of affairs, it is filed; it is signed "E. J. Railton." (
<hi rend="italic">This gave a list of creditors amounting altogether to </hi>890
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">of which Mr. Mun-ster's amounted to </hi>491
<hi rend="italic">l.; the assets being wholly covered by the bill of sale</hi>)—there is a letter of 20th July, 1883, from Cox, offering 160
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<lb/>chase of Railton's assets—I agreed to that—Mr. Brewer withdrew as solicitor to Mr. Munster, and I appointed another solicitor—Mr. Brewer acted up to a certain point.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I rejected the proof that was tendered in respect of Evett and Lamb's debt—I cannot at this time remember the grounds, but I presume it would be on the ground that they held security.</p>
<hi rend="italic">This being the case for the prosecution</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR HARDINGE GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the Jury, on either of the Counts.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOOLLETT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I suppose it was about 4 or 5 o'clock in the evening that I began to drink—I have no idea how much whisky I drank—I did not open any bottles; one was opened for me, I believe by the nurse; she left it with me—I did not drink it all or the best part of it; I may</p>
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<lb/>man—I did not say before the Magistrate "I don't recollect if I was pushed out of bed directly I got in."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was sent for originally to take care of the prisoner—I did not know at first that her mind was out of order—she seemed very nice indeed—the doctor told me she was suffering from
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-39" type="given" value="MURIEL JESSIE"/>MURIEL JESSIE MARDEN</persName> </hi>. I am lady superintendent of the Clergy Orphanage in St. John's Wood Road—on the 6th of February I received information, in consequence of which I went into the ground floor of the premises—I there found the sash of the window had been pushed down, the gas jet was bent, and there were marks on the paint, and a chair was placed underneath the window—I then went into a small sitting-room which opens into the schoolroom near the lobby, and from there I missed a wooden box which had contained fifty-two purses with the savings of the children in it, amounting to about 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—in consequence of what I saw sent for the police—the prisoner has worked at the school and cleaned the windows—I believe the last time he was working there he was employed on the roof of the school house—he married the under housemaid from the Orphanage—the box was locked when I last saw it—I have since seen and identified it—there was an old box in the back premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-40" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN MILLHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper to the Clergy Orphan School—on the evening of the 5th February, at a quarter to 10, I went round the house, I found the doors all locked and the windows closed—the windows of the lobby were closed—I was the last up that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am mistaken in saying that it was you who worked at the premises last Christmas, it was a man named Bartholomew, but you were there repairing the roof of the schoolhouse—I never saw you cleaning the windows of the room where the box was kept—three or four men are employed in cleaning the windows.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-41" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid to the Orphanage—on the 6th February I came down a few minutes past 6, I found the window open and a chair placed under it—I noticed that that window was closed at half-past 9 at night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-42" type="given" value="ELLEN FRANCIS"/>ELLEN FRANCIS KERSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am second English governess at the Clergy Orphanage—this box was in my charge, it was kept in the governesses' sitting-room—I saw it safe on Tuesday, the 5th of February, it contained fifty-two purses and about 13
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant S</hi>). About 9.30 on the morning of the 6th February I examined the premises at the Orphanage—the entry had been effected by some person getting over the yard gate in St. John's Wood Road, passing to the rear, pulling down the lobby window, and so getting in—I saw marks on the window sill—I found this box under a laurel tree in the back grounds—the lock had been forced open—it con
<lb/>tained fifty-two purses, two threepenny pieces, and some stamps—this screwdriver was lying by the side of the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-44" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM IRWIN</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Cape of Good Hope in Albany Street, Regent's Park—I saw the prisoner on the 5th of February between half-past 8 and half-past 9 with another man named Wiggins, they were there together—I do not know whether they left together.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not the worse for drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 434). About half-past 1 on the morning of the 6th of February I was on duty with Tucker in Circus Road, St. John's Wood Boad, and met the prisoner by himself—I saw him again about a quarter past 2, about 150 yards from the Orphanage, with Wiggins, in St. John's Wood Boad—I lost sight of them then—they went towards the Orphanage—at a quarter past 3 I was at the corner of Wellington Road, and saw a man leave the gate of the Orphanage and walk away in an opposite direction—after that we heard a noise which appeared to come from the grounds of the Orphanage—I went in the direction and captured Wiggins coming over the gate—he was tried here at the last Sessions and convicted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was close to you when I saw you first, you passed us on the pavement—you were dressed in dark clothes and an overcoat, to the best of my opinion—I did not see you come over the gate—I am quite confident you are the man—I took more particular notice of your features than of your coat—I was about 20 or 80 yards from you when I saw you with Wiggins—you did not pass me at that time—it was a light night—there was a young man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-46" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TUCKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 546). I was on duty in St. John's Wood Boad on the night of the 5th February or morning of the 6th—I saw the prisoner about half-past 1, he had passed me in Circus Boad, he was then by himself—I saw him again at a quarter past 3 leaving the door of the Orphanage—he walked away from the door—he was outside the door on the footpath—I was there when Wiggins came over the gate, and helped to arrest him—I did not see anything more of the prisoner that night—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were dressed similar to what you are now, you had on a darkish overcoat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-47" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BANNISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector S</hi>). I arrested the prisoner about 3 in the afternoon of the 5th of this month, I knew him by the name of George Holmes—I told him I was an Inspector of the 8 division, he was a constable in the police-station at that time—I said "I am going to arrest you for being concerned with Wiggins, who has been convicted, and is now awaiting his sentence, for burglariously breaking and entering the Clergy Orphanage in St. John's Wood Boad"—I had before that received a communication from Wiggins, and I read that communication over to the prisoner at his request—he said it was false—I took him to the station, and he was placed with nine other men, and he was identified by Police-constable King—the prisoner had joined the police on the 25th of February in the name of Holmes—I told the prisoner I was going to have him placed with others for the purpose of the barman at the Cape of Good Hope identifying him—he said "That is not fair, as I know him, I was drinking there with Wiggins that night"—I did place him among the others and the barman identified him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-48" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WIGGINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">In custody</hi>). I was convicted at the last sessions for the burglary at this Orphanage, and I am now awaiting my sentence—on 5th February I went to St. Georges's Barracks between 10 and 12 o'clock in the day and met the prisoner—I knew him by the name of George Poole—I knew him last summer—he went with me to the barracks—we came away from there with a young man who found us at a beershop in Drummond Street; I stayed with the prisoner all day drinking—in the</p>
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<p>evening I went with him to a public-house in Drummond Street, and afterwards to the Cape of Good Hope; that was about 8 o'clock—we stopped there all the evening; it was somewhere about 11 o'clock when we left—we went to another house after that to two in the morning—we were in St. John's Wood Road opposite the church—all at once the prisoner said "I know where to get some money"—I said "Where?"—he pointed across the road to the gates of the Orphanage, and said "Over there"—he went across the road and left me for a little while with two women who we picked up—I don't know where he went to; he went to
<lb/>wards the Orphanage—he came back to me directly afterwards, and said "Come alone: with me over the gates," and I did go over the gates, to my sorrow—he got over first and I got over after him—he said "Stop there; aft down, there is an old box there; stop for me, I won't be long"—I waited there for about an hour—I sat down on the box and fell asleep—I did not see him again that morning—I got over the gate and the police arrested me, and I walked with them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave information against you to keep other poor fellows from your clutches, the same as I got in—we met the two women just after 12 o'clock; they were two common women who knock about the Regent's Park—we walked right right round the park with them till we got oppo
<lb/>site the Orphanage—it was about two o'clock when we left them—I did not try to get information from you about the Orphanage; I never knew that you worked there till you told me—you asked me last summer to go with you up St. "John's Wood—you asked me if I could sell any birds, and you wanted a cage from me, you knew I was a bird-fancier—I did not know whether there were any birds at the Orphanage, but I believe that was the place you meant—when you asked me to sit on the box you said "Don't more, because there are two little dogs here; they will not know your footsteps; they know me as I have worked there, and they know me"—you did not say to me at the Cape of Good Hope "What are you doing with that screwdriver in your overcoat pocket?"and I did not say "All right, I want it for something."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Court.</hi> We both got over the gate—I fell asleep and did not wake up till he was gone—I never saw the box broken open—I know nothing of the burglary—I did not know that such a thing was going to be done.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I did not tell my brother when he came to see me in the House of Detention to go to certain parties and listen if heard any
<lb/>thing about the screwdriver that I had stolen—I wrote to my brother—I told him to go to you—you were dressed in a white smock and a black coat, not the same clothes you have on now, because you have got hew ones new which you bought out of the money you stole—you had a jacket on like mine; I don't think you had an overcoat; I wouldn't like to swear to it, but I don't think so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-49" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WIGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am the brother of William Wiggins—I live at 24, Bridgewater Street, Somers Town—I know the prisoner—after my brother was arrested I went to the House of Detention with a message from him to the prisoner—I saw him at a public-house in the line of Berners Street, Tottenham Court Road, but I Cannot recollect the sign—I said to him "I suppose you know my brother is in trouble?"—he said "Yes, I got away"—I said "I have been and visited my brother," and I said "What is he to do" he said "Well, any way he must have a bit of
<hi rend="italic">tommy</hi>"—I said "Who is to</p>
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<p>take it?"—he said "I don't know anybody: you are out of work, you can take it"—he said he couldn't go himself because he had got to go to Scotland Yard—he gave me a two-shilling piece, and I took it to my brother—I saw the prisoner again the same night or the night after, and I said "My brother told me to tell you that he should be sure to want a solicitor"—the prisoner said he should have one—he gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to provide a bit more food for my brother, and said he would let me have 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the solicitor—he gave me 24
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the day my brother was brought up, and I gave it to the solicitor—I saw the prisoner again on Sunday morning; he gave me half a sovereign, and told me to tell my brother that he couldn't have a counselor, but he would try and rescue him—he said my brother must keep a correct coun
<lb/>tenance, and what he said first to stick to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am quite innocent of the charge. These brothers bear some malice against me, and have got this up. I wouldn't stain my hands with such a thing. I was just joining the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-400-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour. [Tried in the previous session].</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). About 4 o'clock on the even
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). I was in Bolding's company; what he has said is correct—I found the counterfeit coins on the prisoner—he said "I may as well give you the name I was convicted in last."</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to Her Majesty's Mint—these six florins are all bad—they are wrapped up to prevent them from rubbing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-57" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA HALL</persName> </hi>. I keep a general shop at Morris Street, St. George's-in-the-East—on 25th February, about the middle of the day, the prisoner came to my shop and asked for some articles, and put down a sixpence in payment—I found it was bad, and said "Where have you got it from?"—she said "If you don't like it give it to me back"—she then paid with good money and went away—the day before I had seen her in my shop three or four times—I took a bad shilling and sixpence that day—on the 29th I went to the Star public-house, where I saw the prisoner, and charged her with giving me a bad sixpence on the 26th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You have come to my shop for some months—I never knew you to give bad money before—you did not give me a two-shilling piece to try for you—I did not say when I came to the public-house that I had received a bad sixpence from you—I don't remember what I said at the public-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-58" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the public-house in Morris Street, nearly opposite Mrs. Hall's—at 10 o'clock oh the night of 29th February the prisoner came and asked for a pint of fourpenny ale, and tendered this two-shilling piece—I saw it was bad, and I said "It is bad money" I called my master, Mr. Harris, down from upstairs, and said "This is a bad coin"—she made no answer—I gave him the coin—he showed it her and asked if she had any more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Star public-house—on the night of 29th February, about 10 o'clock, I was called from upstairs and the last witness showed me a bad florin and said "This young woman gave this florin in payment for a pint of fourpenny ale"—I went towards her and looked at her—she looked at me and said "What is the matter?"—I said "Have you any more like this?"—she said "No; a young man gave it to me a short time ago"—I sent for Mrs. Hall, and when she came said "Do you know this young woman?"—she said "Yes, she is a customer of mine"—I said "What for?"—she said "Passing several bad coins and nothing else"—the prisoner said "No, Mrs. Hall, only one"—I sent for a constable and gave her in custody with the coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 311). I was called to the Star publio-house, and took the prisoner in charge—I told her the charge—she said "All right, I know where I get them three or four times a week"—I received this counterfeit florin from Mrs. Hall, who was in the bar when I went in, and who identified the prisoner—she did not charge her with uttering a bad sixpence while I was there—I asked the prisoner whether she had any more bad money on her and she said "No"—the female searcher searched her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say you got it from a chap you saw two or three times a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-61" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH LEEWORN</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at King David's Lane, Shad
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You showed me another compartment of your purse, where dress materials were.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The coins produced are all bad—these thre six
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a florin, which Mr. Groves, the cashier, examined—he handed it back to me, I found it to be bad, and the prisoner was afterwards given into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 952). On 22nd February I was called to Mr. Neal's shop; the prisoner was there—he was told this was a bad two-shilling piece—he said he had received it from a bus-conductor the day previous—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him at the station—he there said a gentle
<lb/>man gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. the day before to carry a parcel—he was taken to Guildhall, and gave the name of Henry Myers—he was remanded to Wednesday, 27th, and then discharged, as there was no conviction against him—I produce the florin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left with the tobacco—I tried the half-crown after the prisoner had gone, and found it was bud—a policeman was in my parlour, I spoke to him, and he went after the prisoner and brought him back—I laid he was the man that passed the bad half-crown—he said "Let me go," and that he was not aware it was bad—he paid me with a good half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-68" type="given" value="MOSS"/>MOSS KARSTEIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 195). On 29th February I was off duty, in plain clothes, in the last witness's shop; they are my friends—in con
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are a bad half-crown and bad florin—they are very good imitations.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and tendered a half-crown in payment—I discovered it was bad, took a small pair of scissors to make sure, and cut the rim for more than half an inch—it cut very easily, like lead—I asked the prisoner if he knew it to be bad—he said "No"—I said "Where did you get it from?"—he said "I know where I got it from, I will take it back and get another; that is all the money I have except three halfpence in my pocket," which he produced—I gave him the coin back—about five minutes after I went into the brush department for business purposes; I saw the prisoner there, recognising him by his voice first, then by his dress—he wished to purchase a small pocket-comb, and was speaking to William Pontifex—Farm come was also present—while Pontifex was serving him I called Farmcome's attention to the prisoner, and requested him to watch him and see what coin he attempted to pass—I then accused the prisoner of passing the bad half-crown—the prisoner said I had made a mistake and denied all the charge—he said he had never entered my shop at all—the coin was handed in my presence to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FARNCOME</persName> </hi>. I was present on 1st March at Mr. Pontifex's shop when the prisoner put down a half-crown for a purchase; I picked it up, bent it, and found it was bad—I did not mix it with other coins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and put down a half-crown on the counter—I took it up and did not observe it was bad till some one said something about it—the prisoner said he only had three halfpence more—Mr. Wright came in while this was going on, and he said the prisoner was the same lad that came into his department and offered him a bad half-crown—the prisoner said he had made a mistake—Farncome took up the coin; he did not mix it with any other money—the manager was called and the coin given to a constable, who marked it—the prisoner was then given into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 211). About 6.45 on the evening of 1st March the prisoner was given into my custody at Mr. Pontifex's shop, and this half-crown was shown to me—I marked it by cutting the rim; the rim was whole before I cut it—Wright said to the prisoner "You are the man that came to my department five minutes previous and gave me a half-crown in payment for a pouch"—the prisoner said "You must have made a mistake"—he said he knew where he got it from, bat he did not say where—he refused his address—I found on him three half-pence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; a letter and an order for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; a letter and an or order for 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bank note and two letters and cheques for 10
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-80" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY AUDSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 184). On 5th January I was called to the Crown and Cushion and took the prisoner—he said "So help me God, I did not know it was bad; a gentleman gave it to me to carry his parcel from Liverpool Street to London Bridge Station"—he was searched and 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on him—he gave his name James North—he was brought up on the 7th, remanded to the 9th, and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-81" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Saracen's Head, Camomile Street—on 12th February, about 2.45, the prisoner came in for some ale and tobacco and put down a half-crown; I found it was bad and called Mr. Jones, who told him it was not good and gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not throw the coin into the till before I took it to my master.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-82" type="given" value="JAMES EDWARD"/>JAMES EDWARD JONES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Saracen's Head—on 28th February Martin gave me a half-crown—the prisoner was standing at the bar and I said to him "This is a bad half-crown"—he said he did not think it was—I said "I will prove it is bad"—he said if I would let him have it again he would take it to the man he got it from—I said "No, I will not let you have it any more; you must pay for the drink"—he said "I have only got 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—I said "Stop a minute, I will have a word with you"—I jumped over the bar and he ran across the road—I caught him—he said "Give me a chance, I am a hard-working
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi>"—I said "No, if I let you off you will put it into somebody else"—I introduced him to a policeman, to whom I gave the coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-83" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT EDWARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 896). I took the prisoner—he said he was a waterside labourer, and must have taken the coin from his ouster the day previous—I asked who his master was; he made no</p>
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<p>answer—I found nothing on him but a small metal ring and some tobacco.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and florin are bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-408-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell, in August</hi>, 1879.—
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<interp inst="t18840317-409-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a gelding, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-409-offence-1 t18840317-name-86"/>Alfred Keeling</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-409-18840317 t18840317-409-punishment-9"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-410-offence-1 t18840317-name-88"/>William Saunders</persName>, and stealing nine pairs of socks and a shirt, his property.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18840317-410-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-411-offence-1 t18840317-name-91"/>Cornelius Cox</persName>, and stealing a basket and certain articles of plate, his property; Smith having been convicted of felony at this Court in 1877.—</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour and.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-412-offence-1 t18840317-name-93"/>Ebenezer Chambers</persName>, after a conviction at Clerkenwell in April, 1875.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18840317-412-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BRYANT</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t18840317-413-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HICKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-95" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-95" type="surname" value="MILLAR"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-95" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE MILLAR</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. McMertry, a baker of 19, Norton Folgate—on Feb. 25 the prisoner came in and asked me if I could let Mr. Brown of the Unicorn have some silver—we serve Mr. Brown with bread—I went and spoke to Mr. McMertry, who went upstairs and brought the silver down and was counting it in the parlour—I asked the prisoner, who was standing in the shop, if he had any gold with him, and if he would take 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of silver with him—he said that he had not, but he wanted to know how much Mr. McMertry could spare—I want in and came back and told the prisoner 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he left, and came back in 10 minutes with a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. signed "F. Brown" and not crossed—he said "Some of it will do now and the rest in the morning"—I gave it to my master—he came out with a bag and the cheque and went out with the prisoner, who I did not see again till I picked him out from nine other at the police-court on 4th March—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about 5.40 when he came in—I had never seen him before—Christiania McCloud was in the shop—three of us went to the station together; I went in first and Mr. McMertry next—I said "He is the man," not "He looks like the man"—before I went up to him I hesitated and then looked till I was certain, but directly I saw him I knew him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was in the shop 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour and was talking to the baby who was in the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-96" type="surname" value="MCMERTRY"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCMERTRY</persName> </hi>. I am a baker of Norton Folgate—on 25th February the last witness spoke to me about some change—I went out to the door and saw a person standing at the counter and asked him how much he wanted—he said "All you have got"—he did not say for whom he</p>
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<p>wasted it, but I had been told—I went up to my bedroom and got my silver down and counted out 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the girl came in, and I said "Here is 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to go on with"—I counted the rest of my silver; there was 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth, and when the cheque was brought So minutes afterwards I put 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth in a bag—this is the cheque; it is on the Central Bank of London, Shoreditch Branch, and signed F. Brown—I put it in my pocket and said "I will accompany you as far as Mr. Brown's and see him"—he spoke to me on the way and asked how business was, and we went in—the prisoner said "Give me the cheque, Mr. Brown is in the parlour"—I refused—I heard the door swing and the prisoner was gone—I saw him next at the police-station with eight or nine others, but could not pick him out; I say now that to the best of my belief he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The person I saw in the shop was a stranger to me—Mr. Brown's is about 100 yards from my shop—I have now become certain that you are the man—I only saw your side face at first, and then I gave you the benefit of a doubt.</p>
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<persName id="t18840317-name-97" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-97" type="given" value="CHRISTINIA"/>CHRISTINIA MCCLOUD</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's niece and am employed by him—on 25th February I was in the shop with Miller—the prisoner came in about some change—he went out again and came back in about 30 minutes and brought a cheque—he left about 6.80—I saw him next in Commercial Street with six or seven others and picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were no other customers in the shop—I had the baby, and the girl was attending to the customers—the gas was slight—the person who brought the cheque was a stranger to me—Mr. McMertry went into the room at the station first, I am sure of that—we had no conversation when he came out—Mr. Allen also went in before me—the detective Counter was there—the prisoner was wearing a light overcoat, some of the other men had overcoats and some not—I did not see the prisoner sitting on a form at the entrance when I went into the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-98" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Unicorn public-house, Shore
<lb/>ditch, and deal with the prosecutor for bread—this cheque is not drawn on my account or on my bank, nor did I sign it—this is not my signature nor is it signed by my authority—I never saw the prisoner before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-99" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-99" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Brown—on 25th February about 6.30 the prisoner came in—he did not call for anything, but I heard him ask the boy where we got bar bread—I told him at Mr: McMertry's, 19, Norton Folgate, and he walked out—he came again about 6.30 with Mr. McMertry, who spoke to me, and the prisoner imme
<lb/>diately rushed out—I next saw him on 4th March at the police-station and picked him out from eight or nine others—I am positive he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The gas was alight—he just asked the question and walked out—Mr. McMertry was very much upset—I am sure it was the prisoner who came in with him—he is quite a stranger to me—I did not see him sitting down by himself before I picked him out, or if I did I did not recognise him—I don't remember saying "I saw you with two others when I first went into the station."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-100" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-100" type="surname" value="BLACKLOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-100" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BLACKLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Shoreditch Branch of the Central Bank—this is one of our cheques; it was issued to Charles Bryant—the prisoner opened an account in January, 1883, which was closed on December 31st—the cheques were not all used and they were not</p>
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<p>returned to us—we have no account in the name of F. Brown—I received a letter from the prisoner on 26th Feb stating that he had lost a cheque, not a cheque-book, the week before last—it was before any suggestion of a criminal prosecution came to our knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no cheques of Charles Bryant with me, but I find a similarity between the writing of this cheque and Bryant's—when the cheque first came under my notice I compared it with other cheques which have been paid—this letter is written not exactly in the same style, but it is very similar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-101" type="surname" value="COUNTER"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-101" type="given" value="ELI"/>ELI COUNTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On the 4th of March, in conse
<lb/>quence of a description, I took the prisoner and told him he would be charged with attempting to obtain 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on a forged cheque on the 25th of last month—he said "I don't know anything about it, I lost my cheque-book about a fortnight ago in Liverpool Street Station, and I did not think it worth while to write to the bank, as I had no account there"—he was taken to the station, placed with nine other men, and the witnesses identified him—I found these other cheques at his house—he said that it was his writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-102" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BLACKLOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Two of these three cheques are in the name of Taylor, they are in the same writing as that given to Mr. McMertry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-413-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-413-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18840317-413-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18840317-413-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-413-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-413-18840317 t18840317-413-punishment-14"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18840317-414" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18840317"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-414" type="date" value="18840317"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">REBECCA WOODS</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t18840317-414-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18840317-414-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from
<persName id="t18840317-name-104" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-104" type="surname" value="BARCLAY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-414-offence-1 t18840317-name-104"/>Hellward Trelawney Barclay</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for attempting to obtain 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
<persName id="t18840317-name-105" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-105" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-105" type="given" value="FREDERICK AUGUSTUS KERR"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-414-offence-1 t18840317-name-105"/>Frederick Augustus Kerr Bennett</persName> She.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the Second Count only.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-106" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-106" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-107" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-107" type="given" value="FREDERICK AUGUSTUS KEER"/>FREDERICK AUGUSTUS KEER BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a barrister, of 1, Brick Court, Temple—on the 18th December the prisoner called there and gave me this card, "Miss Walker, Wooller, Northumberland"—she said she was the sister of Dr. Walker, who I have known some years, and had come up with him a few days ago and he had left town, and she had gone to see an old servant who was living at Kichmond, who was in difficulties, and an execution was in the house for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; she had got 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and wanted 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and a few shillings, and if the money was not paid the goods would be sold at 2 o'clock that day; that she had written to her brother, who had sent her a telegram saying that the money would be sent, but could not arrive till next day, which was too late, and she showed me a distress warrant—I gave her this cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) payable to "Miss. Mary Walker," or "order," it is endorsed "Mary Walker"—it passed through my bank and was paid—I never saw her again till I gave her in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about midday—I went to the station and identified her ten weeks afterwards—I had never seen her before or since—I am a friend of Mr. Frewin who arrested her—I examined a card which she had left with him, and we made up our minds that she was the same person—I did not pass her at the station without noticing her sitting there—I said "Is she here?"—they said "No, you must identity</p>
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<p>her in the proper way," and she was put with three others, and I identified her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the card given to Mr. Frewin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have no doubt the prisoner is the woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-108" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-108" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WALKER</persName> </hi>, M.D. I live at Wooller, Northumberland, and am the only Dr. Walker there—I do not know the prisoner, I have never seen her before, she is not my sister; I have no sister.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-109" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-109" type="surname" value="BARCLAY"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-109" type="given" value="HELLWARD TRELAWNEY"/>HELLWARD TRELAWNEY BARCLAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 88, St. James's Street—the prisoner called on me last December, and said that she came from New market, and was the sister of Mr. Barrow, the veterinary surgeon, and had come on an errand of charity to help a Miss Brown, a relation of Weather by the trainer; that they had collected 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at New market, but the debt was 51
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and she wanted 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to make it up; that she was going back that night and her brother would send it and I should hare it next morning—I believed her and gave her a cheque for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I stopped it directly she was gone, but she was too quick for me, it had been paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw her next in a Hansom's cab, being taken to the 'station, and recognised her at once—she came between 11 and 12 o'clock, and the conversation lasted ten minutes or a quarter of an hour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt she is the person.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-110" type="surname" value="BARROW"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-110" type="given" value="FREDERICK BOYCE"/>FREDERICK BOYCE BARROW</persName> </hi>. My father is a veterinary surgeon at Newmarket, and I assist him—I do not know the prisoner, she is not my sister or my father's sister.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-111" type="surname" value="COPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On the 6th of February Mr. Frewin gave the prisoner into my charge and she was put into a cab—she said "I admit having money from several gentleman, 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Mr. Bennett," and then she said 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—she said she lived at Nichol Villas, Hampstead, but at the station she refused her address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One person came to the station who did not identify her, but Mr. Bennett did—I do not know that plenty of other people were brought in who said she was not the woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-112" type="surname" value="RICHARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I have made every possible search and cannot find Nichol Villas, Hampstead.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840317-414-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-414-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell in February, 1875.—
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<interp inst="t18840317-414-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-414-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-414-18840317 t18840317-414-punishment-15"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-415-18840317" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-415-18840317" type="age" value="58"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES TOOMBS THOMAS</hi> (58)</persName>
<rs id="t18840317-415-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18840317-415-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-415-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a cheque for 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
<persName id="t18840317-name-114" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-114" type="surname" value="KELLY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-415-offence-1 t18840317-name-114"/>William James Kelly</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-115" type="surname" value="KELLY"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am a military draftsman in the War Office, and have been there nearly thirty-four years—in March, 1882,1 wanted a small sum of money, as my wife and family were ill—the prisoner, whom I knew, said he could get me a small amount, he said he had been a surgeon in the 40th Regiment—I gave him this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to get discounted for me, it is drawn by him, and I accepted it on the 17th of March—he was to bring the money to me—he took it away and I saw him a few days afterwards—he said he had not been able to discount it yet, but he expected every day to have it—on the 28th March I went with Mr. Burber and saw him at his house; I asked him about the bill, he still said that it was not discounted; I told him I heard that it had been discounted—he said that it had not—Mr. Burber said he heard there had</p>
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<p>been a cheque for the amount—he still said that it had not been dis
<lb/>counted—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) does not bear my endorsement, nor have I received any portion of the proceeds—I said "If you have put my name at the back of that cheque you have committed forgery"—I also I gave him another acceptance for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated March 28th, believing his statement that he had never been able to get the first discounted—he said he could let me have a little money, and produced a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and asked me to let him have 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of it, which I did—that was on the 23rd or 24th, before I gave the second acceptance—I was subse
<lb/>quently sued on both those acceptances by Mr. Davis, and was made bankrupt in consequence of this matter—I then applied to a Magis
<lb/>trate at Marlborough Street and was told to give him in custody—the police said that I ought to have a warrant and I went to Bow Street and got one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I received certain information and accused the prisoner of forging my name to the cheque, and he denied it—I then gave him another acceptance, because he said it was not done—about three months afterwards I gave him a third acceptance, but I could not say the date—every time I saw him he said it would all come right, he would do everything—he has paid me money from time to time—he said "I can let you have a few shillings to-day," and I took it, but nothing on the bill—Captain Burber brought me the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that is the only sum he brought me from the prisoner—I have no recollection of his giving me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in April, 1882, or 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on 15th April—he gave me no money—the prisoner gave me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but I do not know the date—I have had various small sums from him—when I was sued I took the cheque to the prisoner, and he said "You need not worry, I will see Mr. Davis," and so I thought it was all right—I did not defend the action—I applied for a warrant for felony at Bow Street—I told the chief at the War Office that I was served with a bankruptcy notice—he said "Can you prove it is a forgery?"I said "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The judgment was in the summer of 1882, but the bankruptcy proceedings were only recently brought against me—every time I was served I took the paper to Thomas, and he said he would see that it should be all right—the total amount he gave me was about 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but I never had a farthing on this acceptance—it is a rule that if any person in the War Office is made a bankrupt he has to satisfy the authorities that it is a fraud.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-116" type="surname" value="BURBER"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM HOWLE"/>WILLIAM HOWLE BURBER</persName> </hi>. I live at 69, Finborough Road, South
<lb/>Kensington—I was formerly in the Army—in March, 1882, I received information that the prisoner had received a cheque from Mr. Davis for Mr. Kelly, and on 28th March I went and saw the prisoner and asked him if he had received a cheque for 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said that he had not—Mr. Kelly had introduced me to the prisoner—Mr. Kelly said, "If you have received a cheque and endorsed it you have committed forgery"—he denied it from first to last—I afterwards saw Davis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was some months afterwards when I called with Berend after the bankruptcy proceedings—I saw Mr. Davis several times before I saw the cheque—I did not hear about the cheque from him in the first instance—it was I who gave information to the prosecutor about the cheque—the endorsement bears no resemblance to his writing—I have received payments from the prisoner from time to time for Mr.</p>
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<p>Kelly, I cannot tell you the dates—these are my initials in this book—I received 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from him on 15th April, 1882, and paid it over—I don't remember the payment in 1883—this is not in my writing at all, it is the prisoner's writing—2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is the only sum I received from him for Mr. Kelly in 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This entry, "Mr. Kelly, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," on 15th April, is mine—I received 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and here is my receipt for it; I handed it over to Mr. Kelly; that was in 1883—I also received 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in 1882—whether this diary is 1882 or not, the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was in 1883, and had nothing whatever to do with the acceptance on which Mr. Kelly has been made bankrupt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-117" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-117" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 9, Old Jewry Chambers—on 21st March, 1882, the prisoner came to me to discount this acceptance—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and told him to call again for the residue—in the meantime I made inquiries—he called again on 23rd March, and brought me this open cheque for 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., payable to Mr. Kelly's order; it was duly debited to my account—on the bill maturing I tool proceedings against Kelly on that and another bill for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was discounted for Thomas on special terms, 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by cheque, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for discount, and 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for an old debt—there were eight or nine, adjournments, and Kelly was adjudicated bankrupt a fortnight ago—I began the proceedings against him on 22nd September, 1882—they were allowed to drop by arrangement—when the proceedings commenced against Kelly I did not hear that he had not received a farthing for the first acceptance—I never heard that Thomas was the only person who received a farthing out of the first bill, until criminal proceedings were taken—I first heard in November, 1882, that Kelly alleged that Thomas had defrauded him out of the first acceptance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner's signature is in his ordinary writing, there is no attempt to disguise.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. The whole of this letter of 22nd August, 1883, is in the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-118" type="surname" value="KELLY"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KELLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I received this letter of 22nd August, 1883, from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-119" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Union Bank, Chancery Lane—R. Davis was one of our customers—the cheque dated 23rd March, 1882, for 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was duly paid by me across the counter on 23rd March—it purports to be endorsed by Mr. Walker—it is quite regular, I believe—it was late in the day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-415-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-415-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the second count of stealing the money.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18840317-415-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-415-18840317 t18840317-415-punishment-16"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH KENNEDY</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18840317-416-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-416-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-416-offence-1 t18840317-name-121"/>Elizabeth Cooper</persName>, her mistress.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CULPEPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCALES</hi> defended at the request of the Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-122" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH COOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Beech Street, Barbican—the prisoner was in my service—I gave her 3
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for a parcel which she was to bring away—she went away and never returned—I saw her next morning in custody; I did not speak to her; she said she had lost the money, nothing else.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The 3
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I live at the Broadway, Ealing, and am a butcher—at 12 o'clock on the night of 8th March I went to my loft and found the three prisoners sleeping there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-129" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). From information received I went to Bishop's yard at midnight on the 8th, and there saw William Baker coining down the ladder from the loft—I asked him what he was doing there—he said, "All right, I only went there to sleep"—I handed him over to another officer and went into the loft, where I saw Ware sitting down with his boots off—I told him I should take him into custody for being on enclosed premises—on the road to the station he said, "It is the first time I went there to sleep"—I returned to the loft, and saw John Baker sitting down putting his boots on—I said I should take him into custody for being on enclosed premises—he said, "I came here to sleep, I know nothing of the job"—at the station Ware was told he would be further charged with being concerned with others in the unlawful possession of eight dead fowls—he said, "I know nothing of them"—in company with Jennings I went to the place the fowls were stolen from, belonging to Madame Clariet, taking all the prisoners' boots—I compared the boots with footmarks on the newly-dug ground adjoining and before you get to the garden the fowls were stolen from, and I found footprints which corresponded in every particular with all the prisoners' boots—there were some footmarks near the fowls' run, corresponding with William's boots—the wire of the fowls' run was broken down in several places as if it had been got over, and the hedge was broken as if some one had got over from the newly-dug garden to where the fowls were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ware.</hi> I did not see either of you go into the loft—I saw you there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SPRATLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 265). On the night of 8th March I accompanied Weston to the rear of Bishop's house, and saw William Baker descending the ladder—Weston handed him to me, and I took him to the station—on the way he asked to be allowed to ease himself for a moment—I refused to allow him—he then said "For God's sake let me go home"—I told him I should not—he said "Will you let me take off my coat?"—I told him I should not—at the station I searched him, and found in his coat pockets eight fowls dead, but warm—he said he had bought them at the Feathers public-house at closing time.</p>
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<p>seen the dead fowls; I have seen them alive at Madame Clariet's—they are hers—the fowls' run is at the bottom of the garden, close to the Dis
<lb/>trict Railway—I left it all right on Saturday evening, and on Sunday morning at 8 o'clock I found the wooden trellis of one run pulled down, and the wire trellis of the other run pulled open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statement before the Magistrate. William Baker says:</hi> "I am innocent of stealing the birds. I bought them at the Feathers for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and being very small birds I thought it was enough to give for them."
<hi rend="italic">Ware says:</hi> "I was not in this man's company. I went with his brother John to sleep at 11 o'clock in the loft, and at 12 o'clock William Baker came in."
<hi rend="italic">John Baker says:</hi> "I had been at work till 6.15, and went over to the Bull and stopped there playing. Then I went straight up the loft with Ware at 11 o'clock. I am quite innocent of any stealing. I was at work from 9 till 6.15. I never saw either one of the men. It was 10.57 when I met Ware."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">John Baker.</hi> I know nothing of the fowls.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of felony in December</hi>, 1878.—
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BAKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Day.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAM</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAM</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LOOKWOOD</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AURAHAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended the prisoners.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMANUEL TRUMAN</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIEZA ELIZA TRUMAN</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
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<p>solicitors, of Gray's Inn Square—I came into possession of a considerable sum of money, and Mr. Emerson brought the prisoner to our office early in May last, who said that he wanted to borrow 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I asked him what security he would gire—he said "Some property which my wife is coming into"—I said "She being a minor cannot charge it"—he then said that he would deposit as security some deeds relating to 3, Weymouth Terrace—I said that if the title proved satisfactory the money should be ad
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. advanced"—I paid the money to the prisoner by small instalments, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at a time—when I applied for interest he kept putting it off, and saying he would call, and when he did call he had not got any money—I received these letters and telegrams from him, but never got any interest—I after
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Emerson was acting for the prisoner—he used to act for Bimmer and Brother, money lenders—I did not tell him to take the prisoner to them, as I don't believe they have much to lend—this money was payable on 14th July—I did not find out the forgery till December or January—I wrote to the prisoner many times and was put off by his answers—I have been a solicitor's clerk seven years—that was my first investment in money lending—he afterwards wanted to raise 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on his wife's title deeds—this is the cash account (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) of the amounts I paid him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I always refused to lend him money on the reversionary interest of his wife, because it was no security.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-142" type="given" value="MARTHA LIDBROOK"/>MARTHA LIDBROOK PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Weymouth Terrace, Hackney—the prisoner is my son—I never went to Bird and Moore's office or signed any deed or memorandum—I did not authorise him to take my deeds there—I missed them, but I did not authorise him to raise money on them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-143" type="given" value="HENRY PEARSON"/>HENRY PEARSON BROCKLESBY</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 9, Walbrook—I have received the title deeds set forth in this list (
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<p>Bird and Moore in consequence of a communication with them, which resulted in their being restored.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am the family solicitor to the Parsons, and know the prisoner's affairs—his wife is entitled to a fourth share of 1,700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and to a seventh share of 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., in the event of two deaths taking place—I know that in May or June last he was anxious to raise money on those securities—the deeds relating to 3, Weymouth Terrace were not in Mr. Gardner's hands—there had evidently been a selection made by a person who knew something about convincing—I have deeds here which I obtained from Bird and Moore; there are double the number which are here, but these have been picked out as showing a clear title to Mrs. Pearson; the remainder show that she only had an interest with certain trusts—all the goods Mr. Gardner had have been restored.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-144" type="given" value="HORANCE"/>HORANCE EMERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and have acted for Mr. Gardner, and introduced the prisoner to him—I am the solicitor in this case—I was present when the money was advanced—the old woman patted the prisoner on the back and said "My dear boy, you are to have the whole of my property"—he said "Are you willing to sign it?"—she said "Yes, and you are to have the money"—I asked the prisoner if that was his mother—he said "Yes"—when this was discovered I advised him not to part with the deeds; but they were returned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I acted for the prisoner in the matter of the loan and now I am prosecuting him—I acted as solicitor to Rimmers, of Holborn, money lenders—the prisoner was introduced by Mr. Sager—he went to Rimmers to raise the money and saw me there—he mentioned that he had come to raise money and I took him to Bird and Moon, as Rimmers do not care for that kind of security, they prefer bills of sale—I know Mr. Adamson; he was was not mixed up in the matter—he proposed that the prisoner should invest some of the money in a public-house—he said that he should like to do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> At the time I acted for the prisoner I believed he was a straightforward man, but from what I have discovered I am now acting against him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-145" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective V</hi>). On 15th February I took the prisoner at Dalston—I told him the charge was forgery and obtaining 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. From Mr. Gardner—he made no answer—on the way to Bow Street in a cab he said "Gardner, can't we
<hi rend="italic">squre</hi> this matter; officer, you can
<hi rend="italic">square</hi> it, can't you?"I said "I have nothing to do with
<hi rend="italic">squaring</hi>, I have a duty to do"—he said "well, they won't get anything by prosecuting me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not make a memorandum of the conversation—I belive I told the Magistrate that he said if they prosecuted him they would get no money from him—I have not been cross-examined before as to commissions from my depositions. (
<hi rend="italic">The agreement and the letters were here put in.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-146" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE EMERSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I produce a statement of the accounts; it is signed by the prisoner and his wife, and also by me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Pearson, the wife, was at Mr. Gardner's office—she signed this because she had a reversion—she had no reversion on the documents of title—100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was advanced solely on the documents of title, and no other money had been advanced—she was entitled to some money under a will, and when she arrived at 21 years of age she was to give me further security, as I thought I would have all the security I could get</p>
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<p>from the prisoner and his wife for the person who lent the money, as he was a friend of mine—the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was not lent on the same security, but my client was going to lend him 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on these deeds coupled with her security—this was a client of mine in the City—Mr. Bird and I did it because the prisoner was in a hurry to have the money—this was only a preliminary loan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When Mr. Gardner advanced the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he was satisfied with with Mrs. Palmer's deeds—if he had lent more he would have required further security.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VLURR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-151" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and are the property of Thomas Osborne.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-152" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-152" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THOMAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 234). On 28th February, about 10.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner in Southampton Street, Strand, driving this cab and going west—I requested him to stop, as no empties were allowed to go west after a certain time—he did not stop but lashed the horse and me too—I chased him, stopped him, and requested him to get down; he did so—I asked for his badge; he struck me on my chest and ran away—I chased him and took him, but it took four of us to take him to the station—Day was there and identified the cab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not tear your trousers and your pocket—you jumped over some railings in Cecil Street and you kicked the other constables very violently—you had a bruise on your face, I don't know what from.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had been drinking. I was left in charge of it outside Charing Cross Station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Southwark in August, 1883, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-153" type="surname" value="WOODS"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-153" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>Alfred Woods</persName>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOFFMEISTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-156" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at 7 and 8, South Place, Finsbury—on 22nd February I was outside the shop wearing this chain with a watch attached to it—10 or 11 people were looking at a stall, and the prisoner was just in front of me on my right and another man next to him—I looked over his left shoulder touching him—I stayed there about 15 minutes, and when I turned to go to tire shop door my chain was hanging down and my watch gone—I sent for a constable and stood at the door watching—I saw</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see any one take my watch—it was in my waistcoat pocket—I cannot swear you stole it, but I positively swear it fell from your left side either from the bottom of your coat or from your overcoat pocket—you stepped back when I looked at you, and no one else was near enough to drop it but you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-157" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am 13 years old and live at Haydon Square, Minories—on 22nd February I was at South Place, Finsbury, and saw a man selling books, and saw the prisoner put his hand in Wilson's pocket and take it out and put it into his own pocket—Wilson went away; and just as he came back the prisoner put his hand in his pocket and took out bis handkerchief, and the watch dropped on the ground—Wilson picked it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about a yard in front of you when the watch dropped, and Wilson was close behind you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-158" type="given" value="TURNER"/>TURNER HARWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 279). I took the prisoner and told him the charge—he said "You have made a mistake, I have not got the watch"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the bow of the watch; it was picked up by a boy and given to a constable, who is too ill to attend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am charged with stealing a watch, which I am entirely ignorant of. It could not have fallen from my coat pocket, for there is no hole for it to fall through. If I had stolen it I should not be such a fool as to stop there after I had got it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell in March, 1882.—
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<interp inst="t18840317-424-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing six pairs of boots and one other boot, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRANSTOUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FLEMING</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoe maker of 3, Cambridge Road—I had lost a great quantity of boots, and discharged some men—Detective Rolfe came to me one day, and the prisoner was arrested—there is a bar over my shop door with glass intervening, and it would be possible for a man to get on another man's shoulders and put his hand through and take the boots—there was an odd boot among them—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—these two boots form a pair, one was taken away and the other left—they could not have been taken in the daytime.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 28th February, from infor
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You are the deputy of a lodging house, and you said you were in the habit of taking in bundles and parcels.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-163" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WILDLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I saw the prisoner at the station and told him he would be charged with committing a burglary at Mr. Fleming's, 3, Cambridge Road, and stealing a quantity of boots—he said "I shan't," I said "You will"—I sent for a cab and took him to Bethnal Green Station with a prisoner who was charged with another offence"—he said in the cab "I have had this boot in my locker about six months, have not I?"appealing to the other prisoner, she said "Yes"—I said "Why it has not been stolen half that time"—he made no answer—he sent to me at the station and said that he wanted to make a statement—he was brought out of the cell and I said "I must tell you I shall take it down in writing, and if necessary it will be given in evidence against you"—he said that he was not going to suffer for other people, and made this statement, which he afterwards signed (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>)—after that I went to his house and saw the constable find a piece of rag up the chimney, con
<lb/>taining thirty-three pawnbrokers' duplicates—that was in a single woman's room, not in a man's room—I went to the pawnbroker's with some of the tickets and a sergeant with others—they referred to these boots.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PROCTOR</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of John Alton, a pawnbroker, of 64, East Road; I produce a pair of boots pledged with me for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 24th January, in the name of William Davis, 20, Britannia Street—I cannot tell who by.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-165" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HALL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Thomas Smith, pawnbroker, of Pit
<lb/>field Street—I produce a pair of boots pledged on the 24th January for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the name of William Davis—I cannot tell who by.</p>
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<persName id="t18840317-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-166" type="surname" value="JEFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-166" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JEFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Benjamin Woodlands, pawn-broker, of 30, Hunt Street, Mile End—I produce a pair of boots pledged on the 4th January for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the name of Ann Parkins, Church Street.</p>
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<persName id="t18840317-name-167" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-167" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of George Barnes, pawnbroker; I produce two pairs of boots pledged on the 4th January for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the name of W. Davis, 16, Dorset Street, and the other one on the 15th January in the same name, but 20, Stewart Street, for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—to the best of my belief they were pledged by a shorter man than the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-168" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 31, Church Street, Spitalfields—I produce a pair of girl's boots pledged on the 17th January by E. Lea for George Smith, 6, Fore Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I never left my house at night."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I can prove that I never leave my house after 4 o'clock in the day; my impression is that not having time to destroy these duplicates they were put up this chimney-piece, but I never saw the person and never had anything to do with it. Four men and two lads came home after I was in bed. Davis lodges in the house now. They went out before I was awake; I had cautioned them time after time never to bring things into the house. I spoke about it, but he said he was going down the Lane to buy the fellow boot to it. I said "If you do not I shall burn it." I had it nearly two months, from Sunday, January</p>
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<p>6th, till the 28th of February, and when the policeman asked me for it I gave it to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-169" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FLEMING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I lost this particular odd boot about the 12th of February, but I have lost several odd boots—I hare been robbed nearly every night since Christmas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-170" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LANGFORD</persName> </hi>. I am an army pensioner, of 6, Little Peel Street, Spitalfields—the prisoner is deputy superintendent of the lodging house, and I have lived under him two years—he had charge of the house, and I never knew him go out except in the day time, when he sold fruit in the street—he came on duty between 6 and 7 p.m.—we could not go to bed till we had paid him—when we got up in the morning we found him there—I never saw him with any boots there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sometimes do not go to bed till 2 a.m., as I am subject to stricture, and sit up five or six nights at a stretch—I will not swear that the prisoner does not go out at night—I do not know that a woman named Crockling lives in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-171" type="surname" value="WARNER"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-171" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WARNER</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—I know the prisoner—he became acquainted with my daughter, who has two children by him—I never knew him deal in boots.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-425-offence-1 t18840317-name-173"/>Jacob Glensneck</persName>, and stealing thirteen coats, his goods.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRANSTOUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-174" type="surname" value="GLENSNECK"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-174" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB GLENSNECK</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 5, Ann Street—on the 11th of January I shut up my premises about 11 o'clock, and saw everything secure—I was aroused by a noise at 4 a.m., went downstairs, and found the glass of the fanlight above the door broken—I missed about 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of clothes, which may have been abstracted through the fanlight—I gave information—these clothes are my property.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-175" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WILDLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). Among the duplicates found at the house were these four relating to this coat pledged on the 12th Jan
<lb/>uary—the prosecutor's house is not five minutes' walk from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-176" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-176" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HALL</persName> </hi>. On the 12th January this coat was pledged at my shop for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in the name of William Davis.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-177" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-177" type="surname" value="PROCTOR"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-177" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PROCTOR</persName> </hi>. I produce a coat pledged on the 12th January for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the name of William Davis, 20, Lisle Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-178" type="surname" value="MOSS"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-178" type="given" value="ARTHUR CURTIS"/>ARTHUR CURTIS MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 70, Holywell Lane—I produce a coat pledged for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the 12th January in the name of William Davis.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-179" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-179" type="surname" value="LOVEJOY"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-179" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LOVEJOY</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker's assistant at 32, Kingsland Road—I produce a coat pledged for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 12th January in the name of Ann Purkins.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-182" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-182" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the employment of Messrs. Cook and Son, St. Paul's Churchyard, warehousemen—on Wednesday,</p>
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<p>6th March, about 3 p.m., I was in the back premises, and saw the prisoner walking out of the warehouse into Carter Lane, carrying three prieces of goods like this (
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 407). I was called to Messrs. Cook's premises, and the prisoner was given into my custody—I took him in charge, asked him his name and address, he refused it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that a gentleman at the Manchester Hotel engaged him, took him to the warehouse, and gave him the three pieces, telling him to carry them to Cannon Street Station and he would follow; and he asserted his innocence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servi
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ISRAEL GOLDSTEIN</hi> (38)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving, and a
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOODRICH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Abrahams, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KISCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Goldstein.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-189" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HURFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at Newport Dwellings, Soho, and am in the employment of Mr. Kempton, who trades as Kempton and Co., at 32, Argyle Street—on the 20th August I saw the premises safely locked up—next morning they had been broken into, and the greater part of the stock, consisting of over 50 lengths of cloth, removed—I immediately gave information to the police—I have been shown about 12 pieces which I identify as Mr. Kempton's property—I had cut a garment out of one of the pieces, and I recognised it in that way—we keep a standard pattern-book, which contains patterns of all the cloths we buy; I handed it to Inspector Turpin—it contained patterns of those we lost—I have seen other patterns produced by Turpin, 33 of which agreed—I saw some black pieces, a great number of which agreed as to pattern, but I am not so positive with regard to them—the value of the cloth lost was about 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—when I gave information on 21st August I gave Inspector Scott some patterns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. 33 or 34 pieces have since been shown and identified—I cannot tell the number of pieces lost—I did not give Scott patterns of all I lost—I cannot tell how many I gave him, it was on the morning of the robbery, and I was excited.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-190" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-190" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). On 21st August I had roforma
<lb/>tion of this robbery, and Hurford gave me about 12 coloured and black patterns, which I took to Abrahams, who then had a shop at 4, Warwick Street, Regent Street—I showed the patterns and asked him if he had purchased any like that—I told him there had been a large robbery of</p>
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<p>cloth, and that the patterns were portions of the goods stolen from Argyle Street—on the 23rd I went again with further patterns I had received; he would not look at them, he said he had neither sold nor bought any.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I have not got the patterns I took with me, they are lost—it is seven months ago since the robbery occurred—these are some of the patterns I took with me on the 21st, all I am able to produce—I could not swear if I took any of these on the 23rd—Abrahams has for some years carried on a trade in cloth and velvet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840317-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840317-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-191" type="surname" value="WAY"/>
<interp inst="t18840317-name-191" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WAY</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 287, Edgware Boad—I have seen some cloth here and at the police-court which was sold to me by Abrahams on 23rd or 24th August last year—I think it was brought to my shop on 23rd, and I paid 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it on the 24th—these are the invoice and receipt—Abrahams wrote the receipt in my presence—I have not seen Goldstein to my knowledge—a man was with Abrahams who brought the goods from his trap into the shop; I could not say who it was—about a month ago Turpin and Mr. Kempton came to my shop and made a communication to me—I keep a standard book of patterns containing patterns of all the cloths I buy—it contained patterns of the cloths I bought from Abrahams—I handed that book to Turpin, and afterwards gave him about 12 pieces of cloth, which were the only pieces left of what I had bought from Abrahams—I cannot say how much there was in each of them; some would make a garment, some would not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. I believe our firm has known Abrahams something like 10 or 12 years—I have had other dealings with him in cloth—it was a usual invoice and receipt for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I thought it was a perfectly
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> and honest transaction—he brought the goods in his trap on the 23rd, left them for approval, and I received the money on the 24th, so that I had the cloth for the whole day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840317-name-192" type="given" value="NEWMAN"/>NEWMAN TURPIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector C</hi>). On February 14, in company with Mr. Kempton, I went to 287, Edgware Boad—the standard book was pro
<lb/>duced, and we saw the patterns, and took 32 coloured pieces, which I produce now—Mr. Kempton and Mr. Hurford also supplied me with pieces which I have compared—they correspond except one piece, which is missing—34 pieces were stolen; I had 32 which corresponded, and one I have had since, so that I have had 33 out of 34—I have measured the pieces—the measurements in the standard books of both agree as nearly as possible—Mr. Way gave me certain information, and then I went to Mr. Abrahams and produced the 32 pieces I had received, and said "34 pieces of cloth were stolen from these gentlemen's premises on 21st August; I find that on 24th August you sold these 32 pieces out of that 34 to Mr. Byford, of Edgware Road; I want to know from whom you got them?—he said "I have no recollection of any such transaction"—I said "Surely you must recollect, it is a large transaction; Mr. Byford says he paid you 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 70
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he said "I have no recollection of any such thing; I have sold Mr. Byford a few remnants"—I said "I am not talking of remnants, I am talking of lengths of cloths 6, 4 1/2, and 1 1/2 yards long"—he again said he had no recollection of any such things—as for his books, he said he could not read or write, his son kept them—I asked for his son—he said his son had gone to Australia—four books were produced—I asked who kept them now, and a boy 10 or 12 years old was shown—I asked the boy in the prisoner's presence to point out where the things were entered in the book—the boy said they were not</p>
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<p>entered—I again pointed out the largeness of the transaction—I sup
<lb/>pose the conversation lasted about half an hour; the prisoner kept on repeating that he had no recollection of it; he only dealt in remnants, and never sold any pieces of cloth to Mr. Byford—I said "Perhaps if you come with me to Mr. Byford's and see Mr. Way, who bought the cloth, you would be able to recollect something about it"—he said "Perhaps you are talking about some pieces of cloth I bought from my brother-in-law, Goldstein; Goldstein came to me and said he could not find a customer himself, but if I found a customer to buy the cloths he would give me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I consented, and took the cloth to Byford, who bought the cloth"—I asked him to accompany me to Goldstein, whose place was 54, Marshall Street—I asked him to point me out the shop that Goldstein used to keep in Little Windmill Street—he did so—I could not hear of Goldstein, and I then left, saying I should see Goldstein in the evening—I gave instructions for the apprehension of Goldstein, and the same night saw him at the police-station at 9.40—I sent for Abra
<lb/>hams, who came, and in his presence I said to Goldstein "34 pieces of cloth were stolen from a tailor' shop in Argyle Street on 21st August—I find on the 24th, 32 of these pieces were sold to a Mr. Byford, a tailor in the Edgware Road, by Abrahams; Abrahams said he got them from you, and sold them for you, and you gave him a commission of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it is still open for you to give an explanation"—he said "I only deal in remnants"—I said "I am not talking of remnants but of pieces 6, 4 7/8, and 1 1/2 yards long"—I said to Abrahams "You had better say to him yourself what you say about them"—Abrahams did so—Goldstein said "Yes, but it was only remnants I bought, I only deal in remnants"—Abrahams did not mention the amount of money, and he could not remember how many pieces—Byford's, the tailor's was mentioned—the case came on next morning before the Magistrate, and I went to Mr. Byford's and took possession of the 12 pieces of cloth, the remainder of the 32—I took Abrahams in custody, and said "From what I hear this morning you alone sold the cloth, and Goldstein, if it was Goldstein, took it into the shop; I shall charge you, and take you before the Magis
<lb/>trate as well as Goldstein"—he said "I did not know it was stolen"—he was charged, and repeated the same remark—Abrahams carries on business as a piece broker, &c, at Gower Street, St. James's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KISCH</hi>. Goldstein had a shop some years ago in West Street—there is a distinction between remnants and pieces of cloth—Goldstein said he dealt in remnants—he also carried on business in Windmill Street—it would be the ordinary business of a piece broker to deal in remnants—it was not quite on Abrahams's statement that I ordered Goldstein to be arrested—I had heard nothing from anybody else with reference to this charge except Abrahams—Abrahams said to him "I was talking about the pieces of cloth you brought to me and asked me to sell for you, and I took to Byford in my trap and sold them there, and you gave me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it"—that was all he said—Goldstein then said "Yes, it was remnants I bought; I only deal in remnants"—the subject matter of this charge was not understood to be remnants—I have some accounts taken from Goldstein showing he has purchased from time to time from different persons cloth to the amount of some 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are some of the invoices.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>. Abrahams was attending as a</p>
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<p>witness at the police-court when I took him into custody—I had warned him on the previous night to be there—the two prisoners are brothers-in-law.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> These invoices refer to trimmings and remnants; they go back to 1878.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). On 14th February I saw Goldstein in Marshall Street, and said "Goldstein, I want you to come with me to Mari
<lb/>borough Mews to see Inspector Turpin"—he said "What does Mr. Turpin want to see me for?"—I said "About some cloths you bought some time ago"—he said "I know nothing about any cloths; if Inspector Turpin wants to see me he must come to me; I shan't go to him"—I said I should take him into custody for receiving a quantity of cloth stolen in August last—he said "I know nothing about it, so help me God; I haven't bought a piece of cloth for over twelve months, except remnants"—I took him to the police-station, where he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KISCH</hi>. He seemed very much astonished when I made this charge against him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of felony in January, 1867. Abrahams received a good character.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NEWMAN TURPIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then stated that Abrahams had long been a reputed receiver.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOLDSTEIN</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">was indicted</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on the authority of "Reg. v. Bell" applied to have the indictment quashed, as it did not set out that the fraud was a false pretence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTOM</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the persecution, prosecution, contended that the only ground for quashing the indictment would be that it did not sufficiently set out the case which the defendant had to meet; he submitted that could not be urged here, as he had had a full opportunity before the Magistrate of hearing the whole of the evidence against him. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">could not reverse the decision of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE MONTAGU SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">in "Reg. v. Bell and
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<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day see Essex and Kent cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday and Friday, March</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Day.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840317-429-offence-1 t18840317-name-196"/>Louis Buonaparte</persName> on the high seas, within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. DIGBY SEYMOUR</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). I knew Thomas Coker—I was present when he was examined as a witness against the prisoner before the Magistrate at the Thames Police-court—I saw him sworn and heard</p>
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<p>him give his evidence of the 13th of this month—I afterwards saw his dead body at the London Hospital—I produce a certificate of his death.</p>
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<lb/>tion was read over to him and he put his mark to it—the prisoner was represented by Mr. Lickfold, a solicitor, who cross-examined Coker.
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of Coker teas here put in and read as follows:</hi> "Thomas Coker. I was an ordinary seaman on board the Alice Holden on the voyage from Tobago to London—the cook's name was Louis Buonaparte—we left Tobago about two weeks before Christmas—on one Tuesday this year, about 12 o'clock midday, we were wearing ship, and the prisoner said 'All hands go forward to stand by the braces'—the cook and myself were at the 'preventer brace' aft, and the prisoner was at the wheel—I left the preventer brace, leaving the cook there, and went to the fore top
<lb/>gallant brace, and the cook asked the prisoner if he should lay the table, and the prisoner said 'No'—the prisoner told the cook to come up and haul in the spanker-sheet; the cook did so—the vessel lay on the port tack and the cook had finished hauling in the sheet, and I saw the prisoner take hold of the cook by the foot and throw him overboard—I didn't call out that there was a man overboard, as I was afraid he might do the same to me—I told the mate five minutes afterwards—there was no effort made by any one to save the man—it was not blowing hard and a boat could have been put out—from the day we left Tobago the prisoner was in the habit of chastising and beating the cook—the cook was a coloured man—after the death of the cook the prisoner called me into the cabin and said When you get to the shipping-office, and they ask you about the cook, you must say that the foresheet knocked him over, and I didn't treat him badly'—this morning the police gave me a letter to take to the prisoner, I gave it to him, and he said 'If it is anything concerning the cook you must say "No"'—the crew con
<lb/>sisted of nine men—the cargo was sugar and rum, molasses, and hides."
<hi rend="italic">Further examined.</hi> When I was at the foretop-gallant-brace I heard the boom flapping about, and that called my attention aft—I heard the wheel, spinning round and I looked and saw no one at the wheel, and it was then I saw the prisoner throw the cook overboard—the cook was sitting on the railing of the poop, he was holding the spanker sheet in his hand—the cook's face was towards me—there was a stormy breeze blowing—the deck of the ship was wet amidships, but aft it was dry—it was about 10—after this happened the prisoner spoke to me about it—it was amid ship, and the prisoner came to me and asked me if I had seen the cook—I said "Yes"—he called me into the cabin and told me that if I was asked about the cook when I went to the shipping office I was to say that the flapping of the mainsheet knocked him overboard, and I said "Yes"—I shipped in Tobago—I remember the dav after we left Tobago—on that day I saw the prisoner beat the cook with a stick and break it over him—it was a good hard stick, a walking stick like iron—I saw the cook go into the galley, and the prisoner followed him into the galley, and I saw the prisoner kick him with his sea boots and say "You son of a b——, I'll kill you before we get to London"—he kicked him in the privates, which were swollen—between that day and Christmas Day the prisoner was continually flogging the cook with a</p>
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<p>stick, I don't think an hour passed without prisoner flogging the cook—on Christmas Day prisoner told the cook to bring all the knives to the open hatch, the cook brought them to him—I heard the prisoner say there was one short, the cook said it was lost in Tobago, and that he would pay for it—prisoner went into the cabin for a stick—I saw him come out with the stick, and he flogged the cook with the stick all over the deck till he broke it—the cook was going overboard and the prisoner got another stick from the cabin—the cook was going over the bowsprit, and prisoner told the first and second mate to haul him in and lash him to the fore-rigging, and prisoner broke the second stick over the cook and said "This is the day Jesus Christ was born, and I'll put sense into your head"—the prisoner was beating the cook for about half an hour—I saw the prisoner beat him again at sundown that day—the cook's head, hand, wrists, and feet were cut and swelled, and he could scarcely use them—I used to help him do his work—after Christmas Day the cook ached so that I used to near him groaning in his bunk—the prisoner did not stop flogging the cook one day from the time we left Tobago till he was thrown overboard—the cook was about thirty years of age and was a big man—he always ran when the captain beat him, and did not resist at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On Christmas Day the prisoner had the cook fetched back to flog him—we had a boatswain on board, and Mr. Dobbee, the first mate—they are two powerful men—the cook slept in the boatswain's place—the cook was shipped at Surinam, I Believe—I am a carpenter by trade—this is not the first ship I have been on board—prisoner shipped me as ordinary seaman, but he discharged me as boy—if I had been discharged as an ordinary seamen it would enable me to ship again with better wages than if I had been discharged as a boy—I have not been in prison at Tobago—I was in the hands of the police once for being drunk—I have never been before any Court at Tobago—prisoner had a lot of walking sticks in the cabin—we had no sugar-canes on board—they were not sugar-canes that the prisoner flogged the cook with—I do not know the month or the day of the month On which day Christmas falls—I go to church—Christmas falls in October—I do not know what month we are in—I do not know what month last month was or what next month will be—prisoner confined all his attention to beating the cook—the mate and second mate lashed the cook to the rigging and saw the prisoner beat him for half an hour—it was before 7 o'clock in the morning when the cook was dragged back from the bowsprit—he was lashed to the fore-rigging about 7 and he was untied about 7.30, and during all that time prisoner was beating him with sticks and striking him hard blows on all parts of the body, from head to foot—prisoner said "Now you may go overboard"—when released he went into the galley and got breakfast and did his work as usual—he took the breakfast into the cabin—he cooked our dinner that day—he went about as usual and did his work about the ship—there was extra cooking on Christmas Day—I do not know what part of the ocean we were in on Christmas Day—it was 12 o'clock when the prisoner threw the cook overboard, it was then blowing hard—the water was not going over the hatches—I saw no other vessel on the day the cook was drowned—the ship is a small vessel of 200 tons—all hands were on deck when the cook was thrown overboard—the ship was going on the starboard side and we were tacking to port—it is usual</p>
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<p>when doing this for the captain to take the wheel and for all hands to attend to the sails—I do not know where the cook's proper place was, but I know the prisoner called him aft—we have tacked in the same way before, and the cook was at the foresheet—the spanker sheet is not furled before we begin to wear the ship—on that day the trysail was furled as in the plan produced, and it remained furled all the time we were wearing the ship—the spanker sheet is to let the boom out—the prisoner generally attended to the spanker boom, but not on that day—it would be the cook's duty to be on the port side of the foresheet—the ship was not rolling at the time we were wearing ship—the ship was not under water at all during the time we were wearing ship—the prisoner said the port affray was two feet under water—the boat
<lb/>swain rope's-ended me once, he said I was stealing part of the cargo—I did not steal any sugar, I took some to sweeten my tea—I went down into the hold to get it, there was a hole ready made—I did not take out a knife to the boatswain and say I would use it—the boatswain did not say he would rope's-end me again if I did such a thing—I took out a knife to him and he took one out to me—I put my cross to the log—the prisoner told me it was accounting for how the cook was missing—we arrived in London the week before last, on a Tuesday—I went outside the docks—I went to the Board of Trade office to be paid off the day after we came to London—I heard them there asking the mate whether the entry in the log of how the cook went overboard was correct—the mate said "Yes"—all the crew were present—I did not say anything—the person at the Board of Trade asked the mate whether it was heavy weather, and whether a boat could put off; the mate said it was heavy weather—the men belonging to London did not say anything about the cook having been thrown overboard, end so I did not—the prisoner told me the Saturday after we arrived in London that if I did not work better I would be discharged—I was discharged oh the Monday and it was after I was discharged I gave information to the police—it was after I had been threatened to be discharged from the ship that I made the complaint against the captain—I think I was discharged on the Tuesday by the over looker—when the cook was thrown overboard I was hauling the foretop-gallant brace—when I heard the wheel spinning round I turned my head.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I spoke to the police about this they first came to me—I was carrying something from the shore to the ship when the police first spoke to me—I had not then been dis
<lb/>charged from the ship—I had not been discharged on the day when I came here to give evidence; I was discharged the day after I had been here to give evidence—I gave my evidence on a Monday—my friends live in Tobago—I shipped for the voyage from Tobago to London and back the prisoner told me the day I signed that he could take me back.</p>
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