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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-3" type="given" value="ROLLS"/>ROLLS CHAMBERS</persName>, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-4" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</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, July 28th, 1884, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-5" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName>, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice;
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., one of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES EDWARD"/>JAMES EDWARD GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-13" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Alder
<lb/>men of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-14" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Charley, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-16" 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="t18840728-name-17" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD HANBURY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK KYNASTON METCALFE</hi>. Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOWLER, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-19" type="given" value="CHARLES RICHARD"/>CHARLES RICHARD BINNEY</persName> </hi>. I was formerly a colonel in the Royal En
<lb/>gineers, and now live at 14, Highbury Place, Islington, and carry on busi
<lb/>ness as an engineer—I have known the prisoner about two years, and during that time have had business transactions with him—he was in partnership with Mr. Aves—I have written letters to him and he to me, and I know his handwriting and he has had every opportunity of knowing mine—on one or two occasions he had had cheques from me drawn on the London Branch of the London and County Bank, where I had a credit—the prisoner knew I had a credit there—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was not drawn nor signed by my authority—as far as I can judge the body of the cheque is in the prisoner's handwriting, and I have no question as to the endorsement—it is not my habit to draw cheques on plain paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You received a cheque for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. From me in February—I could not say if you have altered your appearance in any way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-20" type="given" value="WILLIAM OWEN"/>WILLIAM OWEN AVES</persName> </hi>. I live at 34, Aylmer Square, and am an engineer at 46, Barbican—I have known the prisoner some three years; during part of that time he was in partnership with me as an engineer—the partnership ceased last summer; during it I had frequent opportunities of seeing his handwriting—this 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque is in his handwriting to the best of my belief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I Came to see you when you were ill some two years ago—I don't know that you ever found some money which you could not remember where you had put.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-21" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am chief cashier at the Woolwich Branch of the London and County Bank—on 22nd April this cheque was</p>
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<p>presented for payment to me by the prisoner—in consequence of its being drawn on plain paper I spoke to Mr. Piggott—I told the prisoner I did not like the appearance of this cheque, that it was unusual for Mr. Binney to draw cheques on plain paper, and that I should not pay it on my own responsibility, and I would refer to the chief clerk—the prisoner said he was quite certain it was right, as he had just left Binney's presence and had seen him write it, and that he wanted it for wages—he offered to endorse it and to alter it; it was not necessary, as it was payable to bearer—Mr. Piggott said we might as well have the endorsement, and we did so, and I paid the cheque in gold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was close on 4 o'clock—I never saw the person who cashed the cheque before to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Before the prisoner was arrested I went with the chief detective to a bowling green adjoining the public-house and looked through the hedge to see if I could recognize the man—he was not there then—some time after I went again and looked through the hedge with instructions to keep a sharp look out and see if I could distinguish anybody—I saw the prisoner there and identified him at once.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-22" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS PIGGOTT</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the Woolwich Branch of the London and County Bank—on 22nd April this cheque was handed to me by Hammond, who spoke about it—I asked the man who presented it, and who is the prisoner, why it was drawn on blank paper—he said Colonel Binney had not got his cheque book with him and he required the money for wages, and so drew it on blank paper—I asked one or two questions about it and then told Hammond to cash it—I went to the bowling green outside the public-house on a different occasion to Hammond to see if I could recognize the man, and I there saw the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not seen the man who brought the cheque before to my knowledge—the cheque was cashed between 3.45 and 4 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant City</hi>). On 16th June I saw the prisoner and asked him if his name was Moss—he said "Yes"—I told him he would be charged with forging and uttering a cheque for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 22nd April last at the Woolwich Branch of the London and County Bank—he said "It is a bad job, I was in difficulties and very much pressed for money at the time, I had trouble at home and was low in circumstances"—I then took him in custody—on the way to the station and when near there the prisoner said "I don't understand this, this must be a mistake, I know nothing at all about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I and one of my officers had been watching you for some time—you made no objection to the arrest—I did not take these cheques out of my pocket, and you did not say "What are those?"—you made no allusion to Mr. Aves's money, you made a long statement about it in the railway carriage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I read the paper telling him the charge of forging and uttering a cheque for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on 22nd April and another one on 24th May at Upton Park about 300 yards from the railway station, and he then made the statement about its being a bad job before we started for the railway station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<p>recollect you being in Walters's company several times—I cannot recollect the dates—I cannot say if Mr. Walters is here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that on the day in question he was in Walters's company from half-past 10 a.m. till 6 p.m., and did not go to the bank. He contended that he was only identified by two bank clerks, who then saw him for the first time and by two people who thought it was his handwriting, and he asserted his innocence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COWIE</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAGGALLAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-27" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM WOODER</persName> </hi>. I am in the confidential inquiry branch of the General Post-office—I was instructed to make inquiries in consequence of the loss of letters passing the E.C. district office, in which the prisoner was engaged—I made up a letter addressed to the London Musical Agency, 71, Hatton Garden, London, and put in 52 penny postage—stamps, which I had marked—I posted the letter at the E.C. district office at 9.30 a.m. on 30th June—I called Inspector Martin's attention to it—an hour after I posted it I saw the prisoner going towards his walk, Hatton Garden, and deliver at 71, Hatton Garden, and I afterwards saw Mr. Calvert, who lives there, and then went in search of the prisoner—I saw him, about 1 o'clock, near his house, Baker Street, Lloyd Square, about 20 minutes' walk from Hatton Garden—I asked his name, and then whether he had finished his delivery—he said "Yes"—Mr. Stevens, who was with me, asked if he had delivered all his letters—he made no reply, but proceeded to open his bag—he was requested to leave it alone and accompany us to the General Post-office—we all three went—I then told the prisoner who we were, and said "I have been directed to see you in consequence of a number of missing letters applying to your walk; this morning, at half-past 9 o'clock, I posted a letter at the E.C. district office; that letter was placed among other letters for your delivery; I have ascertained that it is missing; do you know anything about it?"—I told him it was addressed to the Lon
<lb/>don Musical Agency, 71, Eatton Garden, London, W.C., and that it con
<lb/>tained 52 penny postage-stamps—he said "It has occurred to me since I was spoken to in the street that I cleared in a handful of letters to my delivery after I had tied up, and I remember placing them in my pocket, and until now I had nearly forgotten the fact; if they are now there I know that I am liable, and have laid myself open for the non-delivery"—he then produced from his pocket eight circulars, five letters, and two post-cards, including my letter, unopened—one of them had the postmark 27th June, and is from America—all the others are the 30th—five of them were addressed to the London Musical Agency; some contained an unused stamp inside, and one contained 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in stamps—they were all unopened—I said to the prisoner, referring to the American letter, "This should have been delivered on the morning of June 27th"—he said "I tendered it, but it was refused"—his duty was to return refused letters to the E.C. office on the 27th—I asked him where he lived; he said "4, Baker Street, Lloyd Square"—I asked him whether he had any
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<p>there belonging to the General Post-office—he said "Not that I am aware of"—I instructed a police officer to go there, and he brought mo some letters—I spoke to the prisoner about them. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to these letters being given in evidence, as they were the subject of another indictment. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that he could not exclude them.</hi>) I said "What explanation have you to give in reference to these being found at your house?"—he said "The only way I can account for them is by taking them home and not dealing with them as I should have done"—of those, four post-cards and the circular are addressed to the London Musical Agency—they have the postmarks 13th February, 15th February, 13th February, and 10th May—one is London, December—Fry handed me an opened envelope addressed to the London Musical Agency, 71, Hatton Garden, London, E.C., with the postmark, Lame, Dec, and London, Dec. 17, 1883—I said to the prisoner "How do you account for these being found at your house? What have you to say in reference to these being found at your house?"—he said nothing—I said "What became of the contents?"—he said "It is such a long time ago I have forgotten all about it"—Fry also showed me these two catalogues of the London Musical Supply Company, 4, Baker Street, Lloyd Square—that is where the prisoner lived—he said he occupied the whole of the house—I asked him of whom the Company consisted; he said he was the sole proprietor—I said that these steps had been taken in consequence of Mr. Calvert's numerous complaints of not receiving orders and of orders having been executed by some other person in some cases—the prisoner said "If any orders addressed to him have been executed, it is through their being addressed to me by mistake"—his house is in the W.C. district, and Calvert's in the E.C.—four out of the five found at his house are E.C.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the sorting at the General Post-office—I did not see it on 30th June—I cannot say I have seen men half sort their letters, and then when they have been called away the letters have been resorted, under the belief that they have not been sorted at all—I believe the prisoner has been 12 years in the Post-office—I believe he has been in Hatton Garden a considerable time—he took the morning delivery—the first is usually the heaviest—I heard that many people in Hatton Garden spoke very highly of him—I believe he was secretary to some society connected with the Post-office—I first saw Mr. Calvert about three weeks previous to 30th June—I saw him three times I think—I believe he is the sole proprietor of his business—he gives away new pieces of music—he did not ask me whether I could not require the prisoner to give up his business of the London Musical Supply Association—I do not know whether he asked the Post-office authorities whether they could not put a stop to his doing business—I went to 4, Baker Street; there was a large stock of music there—I did not see any assistant attending to the business—I saw Mrs. Langdown, I think, when I went there, about midday—the post-cards asked for catalogues to be sent, and why they had not been—they and the letter and the envelope were all addressed to 71, Hatton Garden, and were found in his house—when I asked him where the contents of the letter were he did not say he had no recollection how it came there, and that he did not open the letter—when I spoke about the non-delivery on the 30th June he did not say "I will see if they are there now"—I did not then take out the letters—he took the letters out of his pocket immediately—it is true that the letter of 27th</p>
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<p>June was, as he said, offered and refused—I don't know that postmen are excused for detaining the letter if the person refuses to pay the postage and they take the letter away—I understood the prisoner admitted a fault when he said he had taken them home—a man is suspended by the Post-office for detaining things—I did not make the search at 4, Baker Street, nor was I present the first day when it was made—I have been shown no jewellery or portable property of any kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner's delivery on this morning was the second.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Constable attached to the General Post-office</hi>). I went to the prisoner's house on 30th June by the direction of Mr. Wooder, and there found the 18 letters and postcards, and the empty envelope produced addressed to the London Musical Agency, and also these two catalogues and a number of advertisements of the London Musical Agency, 71, Hatton Garden, and these of the London Musical Supply, 4, Baker Street, Lloyd Square—there was a great quantity of music there—two rooms were set aside for the music business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The catalogue advertises pianofortes—I went to the place once or twice—I saw a servant there, no one serving in the shop—the music was arranged in shelves and pigeon-holes so as to be easily found—I searched throughout; I found nothing in the way of jewellery.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector under General Post-office</hi>). I believe the prisoner has been in the employment of the department nearly 12 years, and nearly the whole of that time in the E.O. district—in censequence of certain instructions from Mr. Wooder on 30th June I went to a letter-box and there found this letter marked 1—I placed it on the prisoner's walk with other letters a.m 5 minutes to 10—I then watched the prisoner—he cleared a handful of letters, and then I saw him sort this particular letter in front of him—it was amongst the first handful of letters, and I saw him sort it up—the envelope was a very distinctive light-blue colour—about 10.30, some time after I had seen him handle the letter, I left the office—the prisoner ought to have completed his delivery about 11.30—I afterwards saw him about 12 o'clock in Wooder's presence, when he asked him about some letters found in his pocket—he said they were the last handful he picked up after he had tied his bundle up—I said, "That could not be, it was among the first handful of letters you cleared for your walk"—he made no reply to that—I saw other letters taken out of his pocket—they all four ought to have been delivered by the 10.30 delivery that morning—a surcharged letter dated 27th June was also found on him—if refused at the address it ought to have been returned to the office—I saw a letter bearing the Lame post-mark, which should have been delivered at 71, Hatton Garden on 17th December, 1883, by the first delivery by the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. The letters were unopened when he took them from his pocket—I did not see them taken, but I saw them opened at the police-court—I believe the prisoner is secretary of a benevolent fund in the post-office—I was told a test-letter was going through; I cleared it from the box and impressed it with a red stamp in the ordinary course of my duty, and then placed it in the prisoner's walk, on the counter, which is divided into three portions—I should say he had about 200 letters, packages, and newspapers to be sorted then—there were about 10 men down the counter—I kept three or four feet off, where I had a good view of what he was doing—I waited till he came</p>
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<p>about 5 minutes past 10—there was nothing unusual in his conduct that morning—he spoke to the other inspector before he cleared this letter—he may have gone to another part to collect subscriptions—letter-carriers tender a letter the second time if there is no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think the office the prisoner held has been taken over by some other person now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one is carrying on the London Musical Agency business besides myself—the prisoner's advertisement may be the same as mine, I have not seen it—I wrote to the General Post-office on 2nd May, and went there at the end of May, and it would be in June that Mr. Stevens called—I made inquiries and found out that the prisoner carried on the London Musical Supply Association—I have been called on respecting missing letters, and I was advised to submit a case in writing to the secretary as to whether the prisoner should have thousands of my letters pass through his hands—in the winter I have as many as 1,600 letters a day—I do not open them all myself—the envelopes are sold as waste paper—this envelope of December never came into my possession, I swear it was never delivered to me—I complained of about 500 letters not reaching me—Mr. Wooder called perhaps half a dozen times after my letter on 6th June—I knew after that that test letters were going to be sent—on the 30th there were three test letters, of which two came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The envelope with the Larne post-mark never reached me; I have searched back and found I had no communication with any person there, and I open my envelopes in a different manner to this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. The
<hi rend="italic">Echo</hi> report of the prisoner's committal for trial appeared in my monthly circular, and was sent to all those who had sent money to me and lost it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-44" type="given" value="EDWIN PHILIP"/>EDWIN PHILIP ROSE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Waterman's Arms, Miilwall—on 27th June, about 1.10 p.m., my barmaid brought me a bad half-crown—I saw Sullivan there, and I said to him "Where did you get it from?"—he said "From my master, a butcher in Walworth"—I said "Have you got any more?"—he said "No," and paid me with a good shilling—I kept the half-crown and gave it to the constable; this is it—he left, and I sent my potman after him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sullivan.</hi> I take my oath you are the man—you had a brown coat on then—I was very busy, but according to all appearance you are the person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-45" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Waterman's Arms—on 27th June, about 1.20, a young fellow about 19 or 20, who I cannot recognizes, came in for half a pint of beer and gave me a half-crown—I handed it to Mr. Rose—I did not hear their conversation, as I was very busy, and when I came back the man was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-46" type="given" value="ANGELINA"/>ANGELINA POLLE</persName> </hi>. My husband is a tobacconist, of 129, West Ferry Road, Millwall—on 27th June Turner came in about 7.30 and gave me a half-crown for something—I said "I don't think this is a good one"—he said "Don't you?"—I said "I will try it"—I tried it in the tester and found it was bad; it bent very easily—I gave it back to him, and he gave me a good florin—I called my husband, who followed him, and I went to the door and saw both the prisoners outside—they walked together, and the tall one was showing the other the coin—I recognize this coin by the mark of the till.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-47" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES POOLE</persName> </hi>. I keep this shop—I was in the back yard, my wife called me and pointed out the prisoners a little way up the street, walking away together—I followed them, and when they got to the third turning Turner had got the half-crown between his teeth, as if he was bending it straight—he then wrapped it up in a piece of newspaper and gave it to Sullivan, who put it in his waistcoat pocket—I followed them a good half-mile in my shirt sleeves, and without a hat—I spoke to a constable, who gave me some directions, and I walked to one end of an urinal and he to the other—I caught hold of Sullivan by his collar, put my hand in his waistcoat pocket, and pulled out three half-crowns, separately wrapped up in paper—the constable took Turner—we took them to the station—Sullivan said if it had not been for the other</p>
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<p>prisoner he should never have been there—these are the two half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 135). On 27th June, about 3.30, Mr. Poole spoke to me and I gave him some directions—I was in uniform—I saw him pass the two prisoners; they went into an urinal when they saw me coming—Mr. Poole went in at one end and I at the other—I took hold of Turner and said "I am given to understand you have bad money about you"—he said "No, I have not"—Mr. Poole took hold of Sullivan and
<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> his hand into his side pocket and took out two half-crowns—I looked at them and saw that they were bad—I searched Turner and found two half-crowns, three shillings, two sixpences, and two pennies, all good—I took Turner to the station, and he took Sullivan—I saw Turner searched at the station and a bad half-crown found on him—I heard them asked where they lived; they both said 61, Borough Road, which is a common lodging-house—I went there and made inquiries—I searched Sullivan and found 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 46). I searched Turner at the station—I said "I am going to search you, undress"—he put his hand in his pocket and pulled out a handkerchief—I said "Pull your coat off"—he did so, and laid it on a table, and I shook if and these half-crowns fell out of the handkerchief—he said he had no bad money—I searched him further and found 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in good money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sullivan.</hi> I was in plain clothes, cleaning the station, when you were brought in, and was called to search Turner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Rose identified Sullivan at the police-court—he was with Turner in the dock; he was not put with others, there was not sufficient time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Examiner of Coins to Her Majesty's Mint—these four half-crowns are bad—the one from Turner's handkerchief is of 1874, and from the same mould as the one passed at the Waterman's Arms—one of the others is also of 1874 and from the same mould, and the fourth is of 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Turner says:</hi> "I went with Sullivan as far as Millwall Docks, and he stooped and picked up a small parcel in the road containing three half-crowns. I looked at them and had no idea they were bad. I went to the nearest tobacconist's, and the lady told me it was bad. I said I was sorry, and tendered a florin. I went out and told Sullivan they were bad, and went into the urinal and the constable came and took us."
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan says:</hi> "I was not in that public-house, and had not been in once all day."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Turner's Defence.</hi> I have only to say that Sullivan found the coins. I went to the nearest tobacconist's and asked for a cigar and they told me it was bad. I said "You had better throw them away." He said "I will throw them into the river when we get down to the bridge." We went into the urinal, and the policeman took us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan produced a written defence stating that Turner and a man named Butcher gave him the coins to hold and took them from him one by one to pass them, and then Turner told him to say that he found them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Turner.</hi> I wish to contradict everything Sullivan has stated. He was asked at the House of Detention whether he had been there before. He said "No." The chief warder told him he had only just come out</p>
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<p>of prison for the same offence, which can easily be proved. Everybody in the prison knows him. He had only left the prison a fortnight.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I gave you the stamps and told you to wait while I went to my father.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He did not resist—I said "Where did you get it from?"—he said "A gentleman over the way asked me to fetch half-a-crown's worth of stamps for him"—I said "Where is the gentleman?"—he said "Over the way"—I said "We will go and see where this gentleman is"—we went over to the Prince Alfred opposite and into two compartments, but there was no one there whom he recognised—I went out with him and gave him in custody with the florin and the bronze—this is the florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said the gentleman was going to give him sixpence for his trouble.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORELY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 522). Mr. McLeish brought the prisoner to me in Warwick Road and gave me a bad florin—he said "A gentleman gave it to me round the corner at the Prince Alfred public-house and said he would give me sixpence for my trouble when I returned"—I searched him at the station, but found no money on him—he gave his name William Harding, 1, College Place—I went there—he was brought up, remanded, and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-55" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOGDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 267, Great College Street, Camden Town—on the night of 13th July the prisoner came in for a box of lights and gave me this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I said "This is bad"—he said "My master paid it to me"—I said "Who is your master?"—he said "I don't like to say"—I took him to the police-court—the constable asked him where he lived—he refused to say.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-56" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 211). Mr. Hogden gave the prisoner into my charge and said "This boy came into my shop and asked for a box of cigar-lights and tendered this florin," which he gave to me—I said to the prisoner "Is that so, is that the money?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Have you any more?"—he said "No"—I took him to the station, searched him, and found a shilling, two sixpences, a threepenny-piece, and twopence all good—I said "Why did you want to change this two-shilling piece when you had all this small change with you?"—he said "I did not want to"—I said "Where do you live?"—he said "I don't like to tell"—he afterwards said at College Place—that was correct.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say you changed the coin because you wanted smaller change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two florins are bad and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I don't know where I took the florin, I had changed a half-crown during the day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I threw it into the coppers bowl—a policeman came in and asked me in Clarke's presence to look at the money I had taken—I looked at it, put it in the tester and marked it, and the constable took him in charge—he gave me back my 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and the tobacco.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, half an ounce of tobacco, and a pawn ticket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and I came out and gave it to Ford. I then went to another shop for half an ounce of tobacoo, that is all.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CASH</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18840728-775-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, having other counterfeit coin in his possession.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SMYTHIES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-66" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 65, Blythe Street, Bethnal Green—on 15th July the prisoner came in for half an ounce of tobacco, but I only had a pennyworth—he gave me a shilling—I tried it and said "It is bad"—he said "No, it is not"—I said "Yes, it is"—he said "If you give it to me back I will take it back to where I got it from"—I said "I will go with you"—I did not give it back to him—a friend came out of the public-house and I went into the street and followed the prisoner; he beckoned him with his hand—I met a policeman at the corner, I spoke to him and he ran after the prisoner, who walked sharp and turned round, and I heard something drop; a little girl picked it up and put it into my hand, it was a shilling—the constable had hold of the prisoner at the time—he said he had not dropped it—my friend said "If you did not know it was bad, why didn't you pay for the tobacco?"—he said that he had not got another farthing about him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-67" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FROGLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Ann Street, Bethnal Green Lane—I saw the prisoner come out of the shop—a policeman ran after him—the prosecutrix said that he had dropped something, but I did not see it drop—I picked up a shilling and put it into the prosecutrix's hand, and the policeman took hold of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-68" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK READY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 373). On 15th July Mrs. Walker called my attention to the prisoner—I ran after him and stopped him—Mrs. Walker gave me a shilling which he had passed in the shop, and another shilling which he had dropped in the mud which a little girl handed to her—I had seen him doing something to the off-side of his coat, and he could drop it without me seeing it—he said "I know you have not seen me drop it"—I found on him a sixpence, sevenpence three farthings in bronze, and half an ounce of tobacco.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings are bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had some drink in a public-house, I put down half-a-crown and got two shillings in bad money. I never had a bad shilling in my life before. I have eight children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-775-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-775-18840728 t18840728-775-punishment-11"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-776-offence-1 t18840728-name-71"/>John Mayne</persName>, a constable, in the execution of his duty, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, with intent to resist his lawful appre
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-72" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 254). On Saturday night, 21st June, I was on duty in the Sherbrook Road and was called by Isaac Clifton, who gave me certain information about 8.45—I saw the prisoner, who was apparently drunk, walk a few yards by Clifton's house, then come back within three feet of a plate glass window and throw a stone deliberately through—I was eight yards from him at the time—he walked quickly across the road—the prosecutor came out and said "Did you see that?" I said "Yes"—he said "I shall charge him"—I took him into custody; he said "Hold hard, what have I done?"—I told him—he said "I will see I don't b——well go"—he then tripped me up—we were on the ground struggling; he kicked me between the eyes, both of which he blackened, and on the left temple; and the back of my head was cut—after struggling for some few minutes he said he would walk quietly—I let him get up, he walked a few yards and then kicked me, using foul language—he tripped me up again; we had another struggle on the ground; he kept continually kicking—he then promised to walk quietly if I would allow him to, and I did a second time—as we were going along he said "You b——f—s——I will corpse you this time," at the same time making a deliberate kick at the lower part of my stomach; I turned and caught it on my left hip, and am still suffering from it—Shorthouse then came up, he assaulted him, and it took seven of us to take him to the station—on searching him I found a stone in his right-hand trousers pocket—I was attended by a doctor the same night at the station—I have been unfit for duty since, and am at the present time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you at the Crown and follow you from there to the Norman Arms—I was not close enough to take you when you broke the window—I did not look for the stone—I did not throw you over on your head—when you got up you did not ask what I did it for, and I did not throw you over again—I held you by your handkerchief at the side of your neck; I did not twist it; I did not say, "I have got you this time, you b—s—, and I will not loose you"—you tried to loose yourself—we did not struggle and fall on the ground; I did not put my knee on your stomach, and you did not say, "I don't want to injure anybody, the law is too strong for me"—when Shorthouse came up I did not say, "You b——, we have got you now," and
<hi rend="italic">shove</hi> you over—while I was down you kicked me in the back—I did not see Rose, the third constable who came and who took you on the other side, pretty near choke you nor throw you on your back—you bit me in the hand; you dragged my left hand, by which I had hold of you, into your mouth at the same time as you assaulted Rose.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-73" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC CLIFTON</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Bedford Arms, Dawes Road, Fulham—on Saturday, 21st June, about a quarter to 9, the prisoner was near my house—a plate-glass window value 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was broken with a stone—when I went outside I saw the prisoner running away—in consequence of what I saw and heard I gave the prisoner in charge—on previous</p>
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<p>occasions I had refused to serve him in my house—I saw him and the constable struggling together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you throw the stone; I charged you because customers told me you had stones in your pocket to throw at me or the window; I ran out, saw the policeman running after you, and he said you had thrown the stone, and pulled you out of the public-house opposite—I did not serve you because you are a bad character and have threatened me and my wife's life before dozens of times, you have come in there with stones in your pocket to throw at us—the inspectors did not come and tell me not to serve you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-74" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SHORTHOUSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 484). On 21st June I was in plain clothes on an omnibus passing through Dawes Road—I received infor
<lb/>mation, got out, and found Mayne struggling with the prisoner, who was very violent—I interfered, and then Rose came up—the prisoner tried to bite Rose's leg and also in the privates—it took seven policemen to take him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you attempt to assault Rose—I did not tell the Magistrate I stood in the crowd and saw nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-75" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi> 52). At a quarter-past 9 on 21st June I was off duty, but I received certain information and found the prisoner in Dawes Road with Shorthouse and Mayne—the prisoner walked quietly for a short time and then turned very rough, said he would go no farther, and tried to throw them down and to bite me on the leg and in the privates, and then threw himself against the railings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say when I came up, "Halloa, you b——, we will take you now"—you did not ask me not to twist your arm—you did not fall with me on your back—I did not kick you in the stomach.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-76" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS EGAN</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—on 21st June, about 10 p.m., I was called to Walham Green Police-station to examine Mayne—I found he had a wound on the knee, an injury to the left thigh, an abrasion on the right knee, a bruise on the left side, the back of the neck bruised, both eyes blackened, and a cut on the left thumb, and a slight cut on the back of the head—he was seriously injured, and is still on the sick-list—he got a month's leave from the chief surgeon on Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bruises were freshly done—it would depend how it came whether an iron-tipped boot would produce the injuries between the eyes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that Mayne had asked the landlord not to serve him, and although he was sober the landlord refused to; that he stood out and heard the smashing of glass, and said to the constable, "There is glass breaking somewhere;" that the landlord came out and said he would charge him, and he was walking away when the constable came and threw him on his forehead and kicked him; that Rose twisted his scarf, and when he turned his head Rose said to tried to bite him; and he accused the police of kicking and ill-treating him on the way to the station.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-776-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">There were 23 previous convictions against the prisoner, ranging from</hi> 1876, 11
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHAELES WHITTAKER</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18840728-777-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18840728-777-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering a banker's cheque for the payment of 30
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-777-18840728 t18840728-777-punishment-13"/>Four Months' Hard labour</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>* to And</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-778a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to unlawfully obtaining by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-778a-offence-1 t18840728-name-81"/>Edward Debley</persName> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud and other sums from other persons with a like intent.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-779-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and tendered a florin—Wilson took it from him and passed it to the cashier, who gave the change, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the prisoner left—he came back in about five minutes, asked Wilson for a collar, and tendered another florin—I went up and bent it with my teeth and found it was bad—this is it—I said "Oh, this is the second time you have been in here this morning on this game, is it?"—he said "It has nothing to do with me, it is the man across the road you must look after"—I said "Very well, point him out through the window, and I will catch him; I don't want to lock you up if you are not to blame"—he did not offer to go to the window—he wanted to go outside, but I prevented him—he said he had to go on an errand for his master, and wanted to get away—he did not say that the collars were for his master—I called a barman in and left him with the prisoner, and went to the door and heard the prisoner stumble against a box, and turned back and held him, seeing it was not safe to leave him with the barman—he said "He was over there"—a constable came up and I gave him in charge, saying "If it is, a man across the road, con
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go upstairs; I went up three steps to the desk—I tried the coin with my teeth, in your presence; I never left you at all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. collar, which I gave him—he gave me a florin—I passed it up to the cashier's desk, and it was put on the ledge—about five minutes afterwards the prisoner came in for another collar, and put down a florin—Mr. Harris picked it up and bent it in his presence, and told him it was bad—I don't identify the prisoner as coming the first time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Harris went upstairs to the desk, and brought the change down to you.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLISS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Hutchinson.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 25, Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush—on 30th June, about 4. p.m., the prisoners came to my yard with a hone and cart, and Hutchinson said "We have come for the crab"—I walked across the road and asked the man in the cart who gave him authority to take the crab—he pointed to Hutchinson—I said "If you touch it I shall send for a policeman; Mr. Ellis bought it at a sale, you had better and see Mr. Stephens the auctioneer"—I said if they brought me an order from Mr. Ellis I would let them have it, and they went away—they came back in about half an hour with the horse and cart and Day gave me this note: "June 20th, 1884.—Mr. Simmonds, please let bearer have the crab. Yours truly, Mr. C. Ellis."—I did not bow Mr. Ellis's writing, but I believed it came from him and let them have the crab on the faith of that note, and they took it away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. Hutchinson is a master-mason and employs men—he rented a piece of land from me and was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in arrears for rent, and I directed Scott the broker to give him notice that I intended to sell what there was on the premises—I saw Hatohinson and Stephens on the Saturday night, when they ought to have brought the rent—I did not know that the crab had belonged to Day—I am not winking at you, I have had nothing to drink to-day—the crab realised 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but I only got 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I would not give 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Ten weeks' rent was in arrear and notices, of the sale were put up.</p>
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<p>present at the sale in May and saw the crab sold to Mr. Ellis—Day was there and saw it sold to Mr. Ellis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Day.</hi> You were dressed in the same clothes as you work in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 1, English Road, Bethnal Green—I live with Mr. Simmonds—on 2nd May I was at the sale in his yard and bought this crab—I do not know the prisoners—I did not write this paper, or sign it, or give any one authority to sign it, or to take the crab away—I never sign my name with "Mr." before it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I bought it for 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I heard that there was a levy for rent on Day's goods—Day told me at the police-court that the crab was made over to him for wages owing to him by Mr. Hutchinson and that he had sold it for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-94" type="given" value="AMBROSE"/>AMBROSE DABLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a stonemason, of 14, Elm Gardens, Hammersmith—on 30th June Day was working for me, and I bought a crab of him for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and some iron work for another 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—here are the two receipts (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this is Day's cross. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "June 30th, 1884, A. Dabley, bought of J Day one double crab, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. J. Day.")—I could sell three for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., if I had them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Day.</hi> You were working for me at the Hammer-smith Cemetery till 12 o'clock and again at 1 o'clock; it would take 25 or 30 minutes to go there—Day offered me the crab for sale either the latter end of March or the beginning of April.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said that Hutchinson had given it to him in lieu of wages—I did not see him leave at 12 o'clock—on 2nd May he came back at 1 o'clock, but I saw him 10 minutes afterwards—I am perfectly certain it was May 2nd, I had lb or 20 men then—I do not remember the date, but I know it by my my books.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 5th July I went to Mr. Dabley's place and took Day—I told him I should take him for being concerned with Hutchinson, not in custody, for obtaining a builder's crab at Shepherd's Bush by means of a forged order—he said "I con
<lb/>sidered I was only dealing with my property, as the crab was made over to me by Hutchinson in part payment of wages due for work done for him; I should not have had anything to do with it if I had known it to have been sold by auction"—I took him to the station—I saw Hutchinson on the 12th detained at Peckham Station, told him the charge, and showed him the order; he said "The only thing I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> wrong was to write the order, which I admit I did; I did it in the White Hart public-house, Uxbridge Road; I was half drunk at the time"—I took him to Hammersmith station, where he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Day's Defence.</hi> I did not know it was forged. Mr. Hutchinson gave it to me and told me if I took it to George Simmonds I should receive the crab, and I did so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Huichinson received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said to the barmaid "Did I give you half-a-sovereign? if I did I did not mean to, I intended to give you sixpence as I have plenty of silver"—she said" It was half-a-sovereign you gave me"—he said" Will you give me the half-sovereign back, I have plenty of silver"—she put it on the counter—he put the silver with it and asked for a sovereign—I prevented her taking it and put my hand on the money and said "You do not want a sovereign," and I called Mr. Terry, and he said he was trying to "ring the changes"—he ran away—a few minutes afterwards a woman came in spoke to Mr. Terry—the prisoner did not take any money when he went.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The barmaid served him—I heard him ask her for the gin, and saw him served—I saw her put down the half-sovereign on the counter, and he said "Will you give me a sovereign for the half-sovereign and the silver?"—he said he had plenty of silver and did not want change—he did use the word "silver"—I picked up the money and asked her what she was doing—he did not say that
<hi rend="italic">she</hi> had 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of his money, but that I had—he did not then say "I have to give her another 10
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I went out I saw him watching my house outside the Victoria public-house; that was half an hour alter—he first mentioned the policeman—I had not seen the prisoner before—I have had the trick done before, and was anxious to catch somebody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have had people ring the changes before, and have once been threatened that they would go for a policeman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods and moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-794-offence-1 t18840728-name-120"/>James Hawkins</persName> and another.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CULPEPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-121" type="given" value="EDWARD CHARLES"/>EDWARD CHARLES LONDON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to James Rawkins, who keeps a music shop at Moorgate Street Station Buildings—on 25th June I had gone to our other shop and came back, and I saw the prisoner leaning over the counter—he got up; he had the cash-box on the counter, and his left hand on it—I asked him what he was doing—he said he wanted a sixpenny book of songs—I asked him what he was leaning over the counter for—he said he was rapping on it to make some one hear—I heard no rapping—the cash-box was underneath in the drawer behind the counter where the cashier left it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> One of your hands was on the cash-box, and the other hand on the counter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-122" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS"/>EDWARD THOMAS SHIRTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am collector to Mr. Rawkins, and was in his shop on 25th June when London left the shop for a little while—</p>
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<p>I went upstairs, and left the cash-box in the drawer under the counter—I saw the prisoner about half an hour before, when he came in and asked far a song book—we had not one, and he walked up and down outside, and looked in once or twice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-123" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PERCY</persName> </hi>. I am a partner with Mr. Rawkins—I left the cash-box in charge of London on the day in question, when I left a little after 6 'clock, in its usual place and closed—it contained about 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which the constable counted in the Guildhall Court, and some postal orders, where I next saw them.</p>
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<persName id="t18840728-name-124" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JACOB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 195). I took the prisoner about 8.10 on 25th June—I took him to the station, and he was charged with stealing a cash-box—when I told him the charge he said, "I do not think I ought to be charged with stealing, but only attempting to steal"—when he was searched four silk handkerchiefs were found on him, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. In gold, silver, and coppers—he gave me an address at 4, Pleasant Row, Walworth, but I found there were four Pleasant Rows.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-794-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 October, 1883, in the name of John Smith.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WILLIAMS</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18840728-795-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-795-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-795-offence-1 t18840728-name-126"/>Mary Ellen Bunting</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CULPEPERM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-127" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-127" type="surname" value="BUNTING"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-127" type="given" value="MARY ELEN"/>MARY ELEN BUNTING</persName> </hi>. I live at Finsbury Park—on Saturday, 28th June, between 1.30 and 1.45, I was coming up Aldersgate Street, when three fellows came up and stopped my passing—the prisoner dodged me backwards and forwards and took my watch; I felt a jerk, and looked down and saw my chain hanging, and I said to the prisoner, "You have taken it," and he said, "No, not me," and a young fellow stepped up and said, "Yes, it is you, I saw you drop it"—he had just let it fall on the ground—a constable came up, and he was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you take it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-128" type="surname" value="MEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-128" type="given" value="EDWIN JAMES"/>EDWIN JAMES MEAD</persName> </hi>. I live at The Green, Mortlake—I was in Aldersgate Street and heard Mrs. Bunting say she had lost her watch—I accused the prisoner of having it; he denied it and I saw him drop it; I picked it up; I laid hold of his arm; a policeman came up; he asked the lady not to charge him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPARKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">city Policeman</hi> 257). I was in Aldersgate Street at a little after 2 o'clock, when I was called and took the prisoner—I took him to the station and searched him, and found nothing—he begged the lady very earnestly not to charge him—he resisted me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-795-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to a conviction of felony at the Guild-hell in March, 1884.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-795-18840728 t18840728-795-punishment-31"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18840728-796-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing a gelding, a cab, and a set of harness, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-796-offence-1 t18840728-name-131"/>Jonathan Emmett</persName>, and one apron and one cape, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-796-offence-1 t18840728-name-132"/>George Berry</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CULPEPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-133" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-133" type="surname" value="BERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-133" type="given" value="GEORGER"/>GEORGER BERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a cabdriver, of Saunders Street, Kennington Cross—on 8th July I pulled up at a public-house in Belgrave Road and went in for some refreshment—before I had time to call for it I heard my cab going from the door—I ran out and followed as far as Belgrave Bridge, and called "Stop," but could not stop it—I got into another cab,</p>
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<p>but with the confusion of lights, and so on, I lost sight of it—I went to the police-station and made a report of the loss, then I went round to the different ranks and told the men the number of the cab, and if they should see it pass to stop it—I next saw it at the police-station at Rochester Row—I found all my things as they were taken away, except my whip, the thong of which was entirely gone and the top broken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-134" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BURROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 233). At about 1.30 on 8th July I saw the prisoner in the Vauxhall Bridge Road driving a horse and cab very fast—I stopped till it got opposite, and then a gentleman inside the cab called out "Stop, cabman, I won't ride with you any farther, you are drunk"—the prisoner jumped down and ran in the direction of Bes-borough Gardens—I pursued him and brought him back, and asked him for his badge number—he said he had none—I said "Where did you get the horse and cab?"—he said "I know nothing about it"—he was sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-135" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Jonathan Emmett, cab proprietor, of Waterloo Road—the cab is his property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was coming through Bessborough Gardens and the policeman came round the corner and said "I want you." I said "What for?" He said "For stealing this cab." I said "I know nothing about it." He said "You had better come along with me," and took me.</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 further conviction of felony at Westminster Police-court, in the name of William Raffles, in September, 1883.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-796-18840728 t18840728-796-punishment-32"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BERRY</hi> (53)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18840728-797-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-797-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-797-offence-1 t18840728-name-137"/>William Vandy</persName> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-138" type="surname" value="HARE"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-138" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 2, Exchange Buildings—on 1st July the prisoner called at my office and stated that he had purchased some property in the Mile End Road, that he had agreed to re-sell it a profit to a friend of his, and asked me whether. I would act for the lady from whom he had purchased, as well as himself, in preparing the agree
<lb/>ment for the re-sale—he said he would bring the purchaser, and did so the next day—he saw me alone first and said "I have arranged for my
<lb/>self to receive the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deposit, that will be all right, won't it?"—I said "I can say nothing about that until I have seen the purchaser"—I then had the purchaser in my room, in the prisoner's presence, and cautioned him against paying anything to the vendor until the title was shown to be satisfactory—the prisoner refused to complete, and I then arranged for the prisoner to receive the money which he had paid to Mrs. Margaret Horton, as he alleged, which was 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which he received from my cashier in my presence—the prisoner then said "I will bring you the deeds to
<lb/>morrow, so that you can prepare the title"—he did not bring them—he produced the agreement and the receipt—the agreement was dated 1st In July, 1884, and purported to be made between Margaret Horton, of 67, High Street, Romford, Essex, of the one part, and himself of the other part—on the faith of that I prepared the agreement between himself and the prosecutor, whereby the prisoner agrees on demand to assign to the prosecutor all interest in the memorandum of agreement made 1st July, 1881—this was in consideration of the sum of 10
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<p>a deposit on the signing thereof, and a further sum of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. placed in my hands—on the back of that document is a receipt by the prisoner for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I saw him sign—I wrote to the prisoner on 5th July, or my clerk did for the deeds—that letter was found on the prisoner—I also wrote Mrs. Horton a letter on 5th July upon the business, which was returned from the Dead Letter Office marked "Not known"—it was sent to Mrs. Margaret Horton, 67, High Street, Romford—he had never brought the deeds to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I believe you have been to my office some years ago—you had better not ask me whether I know anything against you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-139" type="surname" value="VANDY"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-139" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM VANDY</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger, of 75, Roman Street, North Bow—on 1st July I was introduced to the prisoner by a man named Lynn—he said he had got two houses for sale in Maplin Street, Mile End—he showed them to me, and said he had bought them and was going to sell them again at a profit—I went to see Mr. Hare, the solicitor, the next day with the prisoner, and paid 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deposit, the prisoner having 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Mr. Hare said the deposit should not be paid over, and there was a squabble about it—I was not shown any documents—I did not make any inquiry about the houses—I made inquiry about Mrs. Horton on the following Friday—I went, I should think, to about 20 or 30 houses in Romford, but found no such person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went three or four times—I did not see any receipts for rent—I asked whether you were the owner of the property, and you said "Yes," you had bought them, and were going to sell them at a profit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROUN</hi>. He told me he wanted 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to pay the deposit to the party; he did not state who the party was—before I parted with the money he asked me for some.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-140" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I arrested the prisoner at the North Pole public-house, Stepney, on the 8th—I searched him at the station and found the documents produced and others not relating to this charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-141" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STONE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Stone, Morris, and Stone, 5. Finsbury Circus, solicitors—I have known the premises 38 and 40, Maplin Street, Mile End, for the last 40 years—they were formerly known as 19 and 20, Regent Street—I have been in the habit of receiving the rents for that property for about 20 years—I do not know any one named Horton in connection with the property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that a party called on him a week or a fortnight previously and told him the property was for sale, and he went to Mr. Stone about it, and he thought he could make a little profit out of it, as he had been in the habit of buying and selling property for some years and he never knew that anything was wrong.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-797-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JACKSON</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18840728-798-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Being found by night having in their possession without lawful excuse certain house-breaking implements, with intent to commit a felony, to which</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KING</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">RANDELL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18840728-798-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18840728-798-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-798-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CULPEPER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-145" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-145" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 25). About 1.30 a.m. on 20th June I was on duty in Middleton Square, Clerkenwell, and saw King and</p>
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<p>Randell standing at one corner of a street in the square and Jackson at the other corner—they saw me—Jackson made a motion to the other two, and they walked away—I stood under the shadow of the tree in the square and saw the two prisoners, and crossed over into Exmouth Street and Lower Rosoman Street—at the corner of Corporation Row I saw two other constables—I called on them and pushed the prisoners into a doorway—the other constables came across, and the prisoners were secured—King's coat was projecting, and I put my hand into his left-hand pocket and found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy (produced</hi>)—I asked him where they came from, and he said "Rotherhithe"—I said "What brings you this way?"—he said "I have an aunt living at Islington and I have come to see her"—I put the same question to the other prisoners, and they said they lived at the same address as King and had come with him—they were taken in custody; and at the station they were further searched, and a broken screwdriver and a chisel were found on the other two, and a knife and a box of matches—they were charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PURSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G R</hi> 26). I saw Davis stop the prisoners, and I assisted in arresting them—I found on Randell this screwdriver with no handle to it and a latch-key belonging to his own house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-147" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES POWLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 456). I assisted in arresting the prisoners, on whom we found a screwdriver, a box of matches, and a knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-798-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-798-18840728 t18840728-798-punishment-34"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">There were two other indict
<lb/>ments against the prisoners.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-150" type="surname" value="BRADFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-150" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BRADFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 208). On 26th April I was on duty in Red Cross Street at about 11.45 p.m. and saw the prisoner and a man named Downs, who was convicted at the May sessions, standing near the Great Western Railway office—the prisoner shammed to be drunk, and if I had not got out of his way he would have run against me—I went up to the doorway of No. 11 and saw this skeleton key in the keyhole—I ran after them down Red Cross Street, caught them, and took them in custody and asked them what they were doing with the door—they said "You have made a mistake, old man"—the prisoner got away, and I took Down back to the doorway and asked him to account for the key being in the door—he said it was a mistake—I took the key out and took him to the station and found on him this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> this dark lantern (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and a box of silent matches, which we de
<lb/>stroyed—the two men were together for about five minutes—I have no doubt of the prisoner—it is part of my duty to examine the doors—I noticed this door about a quarter of an hour before I saw the prisoner and it was all right then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I had not hold of you a minute, I had not the chance—it was raining very heavy at the time, and you doubled under my arm and got away—I had you by the right collar with my left hand—you said "You have made a mistake this time"—your face is rather unusual—you are the man who got away from me—I had some conversation with Sergeant Cox about you—there has not been a warrant issued for your apprehension—I was asked to come to Newgate to</p>
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<p>see if there was a man there I knew—when I was taken in to see you amongst others I said "Yes, I know that man, he got away from me on 26th April"—I had no conversation with Sergeant Cox before I went in—I gave all the information I could for your apprehension—I have not the report in the inspector's book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-151" type="surname" value="LEACH"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-151" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY LEACH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in charge of the receiving office in ques
<lb/>tion—I locked the place up at 6.30 on Saturday evening—there is a door opening, into Bed Cross Street—it has an ordinary spring look—it does not require a key to shut it, you draw it to and it shuts with a catch—some parcels were left behind and 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the safe—I know nothing of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-152" type="surname" value="SAGER"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-152" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SAGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). At about 12 o'clock on Saturday I went with an inspector to 11, Red Cross Street, gained access with a skeleton key to the office, and searched the place—I then went back to the police-station—Downs was then in custody, and was charged with attempting to commit a burglary, in answer to which he made some statement—on 7th July I served the prisoner with a copy of the deposi
<lb/>tions taken against Downs in the House of Detention—he said "Who has identified me?"—I said "The officer who had hold of you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-153" type="surname" value="BRYAN"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-153" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRYAN</persName> </hi>. I remember the prisoner making a pair of knicker-bockers for my boy about 13 weeks ago, on a Saturday night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am the prisoner's brother, and lived then at West
<lb/>minster, about two miles from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence called attention to the likeness which he said existed between the last witness and himself. He contended that his was not an uncommon face, and that the constable was mistaken, having, as he ad
<lb/>mitted, held the man for so short a time, and that those amongst whom he was placed at Newgate were of a different make to himself and two of them were young boys.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-799-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-799-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES ANCHOR LANGDOWN</hi> (29)</persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18840728-800-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18840728-800-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-800-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 447) for unlawfully delaying and detaining three post letters, the property of
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-155" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-800-offence-1 t18840728-name-155"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for delay
<lb/>ing and detaining 18 letters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COWIE</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAGGALLAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COWIE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">applied that the indictment should be quashed; it was framed under 21 Vic., c. 36, sec. 25, in which the description of the offence was coupled with excepting provisoes, and on the authority and in the words of Archbold, p. 66, he submitted that "if there be an exception in the same clause which creates the offence, the indictment must show negatively that the subject of the indictment does not come within that exception." This point was raised before Mr. Justice Stephen (in the case of Reg. V. Cross), who held the objection to be a proper one.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COWIE</hi> contended that all that was necessary to set out in the indictment was the averment, which contained all the necessary elements to make out the offence created by the statute. The present form of indictment was one framed on precedent, and had been used</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">without objection for many years, in the case of Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Cross Mr. Justice Stephen had not given any decision, but merely expressed an opinion.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAGGALLAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">referred to "Steele</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Smith, 1 Barnewell and Alderson," p. 94, as showing that it teas not necessary to negative each proviso; the cases referred to in Archbold were all cases in which there were distinct words connecting the proviso with the enacting clause, where it would be necessary for the prosecution to prove the negative; but in this case there was no such necessity, the prosecution could prove their case by proving the facts. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">would not stop the case, but as the point was one of great importance, he would reserve it if it became necessary.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The case of the Queen</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Mary Morley Cross was one of abducting a child, and was tried at this Court in November, 1882, when, after argument before Mr. Justice Stephen, the prosecution offered no evidence, and an acquittal was taken.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-156" type="surname" value="WOODER"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-156" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM WOODER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the General Post-office in making private inquiries—on 30th June the prisoner went with me to the General Post-office—I then asked him whether he had anything belonging to the Post-office at his house—he said "No, not that I am aware of"—I instructed Constable Fry to go to his house, and Fry subse
<lb/>quently handed me this packet, containing these four post-cards and 11 circulars—the post-cards are addressed to the London Musical Agency, 71, Hatton Garden; three of them are dated 15th Feb., and the other 4th June—among the others there are three letters addressed to Mr. E. Dow, 1, Leicestr Place, Little Saffron Hill; Mr. C. Gobie, of Hatton Yard; and Mr. Puzzie, Little Saffron Hill—the post-mark on those is Feb. 13—they are all within the prisoner's delivery, with one exception, that one is addressed to Mr. Bowie, Receiver General, Post-office—the postmark to that is indistinct—the others are all in the prisoner's delivery—some of the postmarks are Feb. 15, March 21, 27, and April 17—the others are indistinct—they were all unopened—I showed the prisoner the letters after they had been given me by Fry, and said "What explanation have you to give with reference to these being found at your house?"—he said "I can only account for them by having taken them home and not dealing with them as I should have done"—I said "How do you account for these four post-cards and one circular addressed to the London Musical Agency?"—he said "I must have put them in my pocket, taken them out, and forgotten them"—there is also an empty envelope addressed to the London Musical Agency, 71, Hatton Garden.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The post-cards merely ask for catalogues of cheap music, and bear date February 13th, 15th, and 16th—the three letters are dated the 13th—one letter is a tax-paper headed "On H.M. Service," another is from a benefit society, another from a charitable institution, and another contains Debenham, Tewson, and Co.'s list; another is to Mr. Nicholl, on the
<hi rend="italic">Gem Musical Herald</hi>, and another a begging letter—I believe it is the custom to post letters in large numbers about Valentine's Day—there is a penalty on a letter-carrier for not promptly delivering letters, by suspension from duty—there would be nothing improper in a letter-carrier taking his bag to his own house to dry if it is wet, provided he bridgs it back again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-157" type="surname" value="FRY"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-157" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY FRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Constable attached to the General Post-office</hi>). On</p>
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<p>30th June the last witness sent me to the house where the prisoner lived, where I made a search and found these 18 letters and post-cards and a catalogue of the London Musical Supply Company—I handed them to Wooder—I afterwards went round with the letters to their addresses, and only had difficulty in delivering two.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made a thorough search.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-158" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-158" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector in the service of the Post-office</hi>). The prisoner had been in the department's service nearly 12 years—I have looked through the 18 documents found at his lodgings; they should have been delivered at various times according to their post-marks—if he had any difficulty in delivering a letter he should endorse it and return it to the office, putting it in the official bag—Baker Street, Lloyd Square, is in the W.C. district, and Hatton Garden in the E.C.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It would be irregular for a letter-carrier who had tied up his bundle and found there wore more letters for him to deliver, to put them into his bag loose—I believe the prisoner was permitted to act as secretary to a benevolent fund in the building—letters not delivered should not be offered again, they should be brought back to the office—he would mark "Refused" on them when he brought them back to the office—each case is dealt with by the post-office on its own merits—I knew of no case until to-day where a man has been prosecuted for detaining letters which when examined are shown to be thoroughly worthless.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Jury.</hi> The prisoner would not have more than his bag would hold—I cannot say whether there is any rule against a man putting letters in his pocket instead of in his bag.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-159" type="surname" value="CALVERT"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-159" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY CALVERT</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 71, Hatton Garden as the London Musical Agency—these post-cards addressed to me there were not delivered—I was there on 16th February—there was a letter-box in which they could be delivered, and there was no difficulty at any time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> 1,600 letters are of ton delivered in a day to me in the winter; February is winter—my waste paper is tied up and sold about twice a year; I have not sold any since October, none of it is thrown away, I can produce every envelope—I employ about 11 persons now, there were 12 on 16th February—I occupy the first, second, and third floors—the letter-box is on the ground floor, which is Mr. Thomson's booking-office; my letter-box is 5 feet high and is in the front door of the house, and is mine alone—Thomson has a box of his own in the shutter—whenever the house was closed letters could be put into those boxes—only one of my 12 servants clear the box besides myself—there are only two keys; I never hand over my key, and when I am away there is only one key—I put the newspaper report of the prisoner's committal, without comment, into my circular, and gave it publicity—I did not apply as to whether the prisoner could not be prevented from carrying on business; the question was raised when the Post-office inspector called respecting a number of missing letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The inspector called about some hundreds of letters I had not received—I sent my circular with the report to 250 of those who had sent me remittances of from 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and had received no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I get letters addressed to other people improperly delivered to me; sometimes I have half dozen a day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-160" type="surname" value="GOBIE"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-160" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GOBIE</persName> </hi>. I am a cab driver, of 9, Hatton Yard—I did not</p>
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<p>receive this letter through the post—it is properly addressed to my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was there in February—I go about the streets with my cab and am away from Hatton Yard from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.—I am not married; I have a mother, sister, and brothers there—it is a living place—I had no licence to renew—I did not want to receive this letter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-161" type="surname" value="PUZZI"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-161" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER PUZZI</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Leicester Place, Little Saffron Hill, Clerken
<lb/>well, and was in February and for 30 years before—this letter is properly addressed to my place; I did not receive it—there was no difficulty in its being delivered there; there is a letter-box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a looking-glass manufacturer—I carry on business at this address, I don't live there; I lock it up at night when I have done work, and open it in the morning, and am there all day—I don't want the letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-801-offence-1 t18840728-name-163"/>Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COWIE</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-164" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am a travelling clerk in the Confidential Inquiry Department of the General Post Office—about the 9th of July I went down to the South-Eastern District in consequence of reports from that branch in Blackman Street, accompanied by Mr. Wooder and con
<lb/>stable Bick; we got there about 5 in the morning; the employee were at their work sorting letters—the prisoner was employed at that branch and was sorting letters at one of the sorting tables—we placed ourselves in a position were we could see the prisoner at work, about six yards from him, in a slanting direction, looking down, not in the same office; I had a clear view of what he was doing—he continued sorting at the table till about 6.30, when he went to clear in the letters at the different walks—he went to the packet table and brought away a basket of packets and newspapers, which he brought to his seat, where he was arranging his letters for delivery—in sorting the packets I saw him take a small packet, take his pencil from his ear, and deliberately break the packet open at one end; he shook it and placed it on the third tier on his table, there are four tiers at his seat, and he covered it over with some papers—it was a small thin packet about two inches long—shortly afterwards he took the packet again from under the papers, and with his pencil he probed the inside of it—I saw him place the pencil down as if he was moving something—he again shook it and replaced it on the third tier—I also saw him examine some other packets in a very suspicious way, about 7 o'clock he tied up his letters for delivery; he took up his bag from his desk, shook it, it was perfectly empty; he then placed his letters in the bag, and with them this packet—I am quite confident that no one touched his bag but himself—he left the office about ten minutes past 7 to go out on his delivery—that was his regular time—he had no one to help him—I afterwards left the office and saw him on his delivery, and afterwards I saw him in the Blackfriars Road by the Surrey Theatre, he had then completed his delivery—I was accompanied by Mr. Wooder and Bick—I stopped the prisoner and said "Kirkpatrick, we belong to the</p>
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<p>General post Office, you must come back with us"—he looked at us, hesitated a little, and then said "I will give up what I have in my bag, I have been tested, some one put the packets into my bag"—I said "You had better not say anything now, wait till we get to the office and then I will tell you what we saw you do this morning"—on arriving at the office he was taken into the Postmaster's room; I then told him who we were, and said "I saw you break open a packet this morning with your pencil, and afterwards put it into your bag and take it out of the office"—he said "When I finished my delivery in Peabody Buildings I shook out my bag and two sovereigns dropped on the ground"—he then produced these fragments of a packet, and said "Some-one put them into my bag this morning"—I said "No one touched your bag but yourself, and we are here in consequence of what I saw you do last night; when you finished your delivery at Fuller's Dye Works in Blackfriars Road, I saw you take a packet from your pouch and put it into your left-hand trousers pocket"—he said "No"—I said "I dis
<lb/>tinctly saw you, I was standing close to you at the time"—he afterwards said "I will tell you all about it; the packet contained a cigar, which I smoked, I don't know what became of the cover"—I had seen him do this—the officer then searched the prisoner and produced these frag
<lb/>ments, which together form a packet addressed to Mr. A.H. Lee, 21, Great Bland Street, Great Dover Street—one sovereign and two half-sovereigns were found in his pocket—I said "Is that the money which came out of that packet?"—he said "Yes"—on looking at these portions of the packets I found there were marks of pencil which would be caused by probing it as I have described—his bag was then turned out and another packet was found intact, which was addressed to Mrs. Jackson, 23, Great Bland Street, Great Dover Street—that had not been opened—it was not in his delivery, quite in an opposite direction—he was asked to account for that second packet being in his bag—he said it had been put there, but I told him no one had touched his bag but himself—that packet contained this pair of gold earrings—I saw it opened at the police-court—the prisoner was told that he would be charged with stealing, and he was asked if he had anything to say—he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-165" type="surname" value="BICK"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-165" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP BICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Officer attached to the Post-office</hi>). I was present with Mr. Stevens and Mr. Wooder at the S.E. office—I have heard the account Mr. Stevens has given, it is quite correct—I searched the prisoner, and found in his left-hand trousers pocket a sovereign and two half-sovereigns, and in his bag the unopened packet and a lead pencil.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-166" type="surname" value="MCKENZIE"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-166" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MC KENZIE</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of the S.E. division—the prisoner, who is an Army pensioner, was employed at that office since 13th December—his district for delivery was Blackfriars Road—he was on duty on this morning from 5 till 7, when he went out to deliver his letters—these two packets were not in his delivery; he would have access to them while in the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-167" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY"/>ARTHUR HENRY LEE</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, Great Bland Street, Great Dover Street, Borough—these are fragments of a letter addressed to me; I did not receive it—I was expecting a letter from my father at Shrewsbury with money in it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-168" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-168" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LEE</persName> </hi>. I live at Shrewsbury—on 8th July I sent my son a sovereign and two half-sovereigns in a small box wrapped up and</p>
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<p>addressed to him—these are the fragments of the letter directed by a clerk.</p>
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<persName id="t18840728-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-169" type="surname" value="ATTREE"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ATTREE</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Lee's partner at Shrewsbury—the packet was handed to me by a clerk who directed it, and I posted it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-170" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Great Bland Street—this letter addressed to me contains a pair of gilt earrings; I did not receive it—I have a sister living at Derby.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-171" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA BURRELL</persName> </hi>. I am sister of the last witness—I made up this letter and enclosed in it a pair of gilt earrings—I posted it at the General Post-office, Derby, between 8 and 9 o'clock on the 8th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I told Mr. Stevens that I intended to bring back to the office the things he found me with; what he says is right about that; the packet with the cigar I own to."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he must have accidentally taken, up the packets with his own letters, and while on his delivery the two half-sovereigns tumbled out on the pavement, and he picked them up and put them in his pocket, intending to give them up on his return to the office.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-801-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-801-18840728 t18840728-801-punishment-35"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18840728-802-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to a common assault on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-802-offence-1 t18840728-name-173"/>William Stevens</persName>.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18840728-802-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-802-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>He was
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the manslaughter of the said
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-174" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-802-offence-2 t18840728-name-174"/>William Stevens</persName> </rs>, upon which
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<interp inst="t18840728-802-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>no evidence was offered, the Grand Jury having ignored the bill</rs>.</p>
<p>He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-802-18840728 t18840728-802-punishment-36"/>Discharged on his own recognisance to appear for judgment if called upon</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES JOHN DURANT</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t18840728-803-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/> for wilful and corrupt perjury in his evidence before Justice Butt on the trial of a divorce suit.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DANKWERTZ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H.S. GIFFARD</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18840728-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-176" type="surname" value="BUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-176" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Division of the High Court of Justice, and am the official shorthand writer of the Probate and Divorce Court—I produce a petition in the case of "Durant
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Durant and Smith," also an affidavit verifying the petition, and a certificate of marriage of 2nd January, 1862, that was filed with the proceedings—an appearance was entered to the petition both by the respondent and co-respondent; that appears on the minutes of the Court—no answer was put in by the respondent or co-respondent—on 20th June, 1883, the case came on as an undefended case before Mr. Justice Butt—I was present and took shorthand notes of the proceedings; I have the notes here, also a correct transcript—the prisoner was called as a witness; he was sworn, I believe by myself—I have a note of the opening by Mr. Inderwick; he was the petitioner's Counsel with Dr. Pritchard. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR H. GIFFARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to any statement by the petitioner's Counsel being referred to, and the Recorder expressing a doubt as to its admisbibility it was not pressed. The evidence given by the prisoner was put in and read; it alleged levity of conduct on the part of his wife, the result being that by agreement she went back to later parents; the portion upon which the perjury was assigned was the statement that he remained is India all his service and had not been in England until he quitted the</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">service and came home in 1883, when becoming aware of his wife having contracted a bigamous marriage he instituted the proceedings for a divorce.</hi>) At the conclusion of the case the Judge pronounced a decree
<hi rend="italic">nisi</hi>—after that the Queen's Proctor intervened; that appears on the minutes—his plea was filed on 11th December, 1883—I produce an affidavit by the prisoner of 18th December, 1883, in answer to the Queen's Proctor's plea—on 7th July the question raised by the Queen's Proctor's plea came on for hearing before Mr. Justice Butt—I was only present on that occasion for a very short period—I made a transcript of a portion of the pri
<lb/>soner's evidence; the rest was taken by Mr. Barnett, the official shorthand writer to the Admiralty Court—these three letters of 22nd May, 1869, 4th May, 1874, and 14th May, 1881, came out of the custody of the Registrar; I handed them to Mr. Brown—they are all signed "Durant," but I do not prove his handwriting—they were produced on that occasion, I think, by Mr. Lowe—the result of those proceedings was that the decree
<hi rend="italic">nisi</hi> was revoked, and the petition was dismissed on payment of the Queen's Proctor's costs.</p>
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<persName id="t18840728-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-177" type="surname" value="BARNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-177" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD BARNETT</persName> </hi>. I am the official shorthand writer to the Court of Admiralty—on 7th July I was present at the hearing of this case, when the Queen's Proctor intervened—after the case had been opened by the Solicitor-General and witnesses called by him, the defendant was called and examined by his own Counsel—he was sworn and examined by Dr. Pritchard; I produce a correct transcript of what he then swore (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he had come to England on leave on several occasions and that when he stated on the previous occasion that he had not left India and come to England, he meant that he was not domiciled in this country until he came finally in</hi> 1883).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-178" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM CAREY"/>WILLIAM CAREY DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Grindlay and Co., bankers and army agents, of 55, Parliament Street—we are agents for the defendant—I know him and know his handwriting—these four docu
<lb/>ments are signed by him (
<hi rend="italic">These were dated respectively 22nd May, 1869, 4th May, 1874, 11th May, 1878, and 30th May, 1881, addressed to the Secretary of State for India, reporting his arrival in England on those dates</hi>)—I also produce some other papers signed by the defendant (
<hi rend="italic">These were dated 31st July, 1874, 31st July, 1878, 31st October, 1878, and 31st October, 1881, addressed to Messrs. Grindlay and Co. from Bournemouth and enclosing life certificates</hi>)—this book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is in my writing—there is an entry of mine on 9th January, 1879, of the defendant's embar
<lb/>cation from England—there is also an entry by me on 7th January, 1882, that the defendant was to depart on the 22nd—this signature to an agree
<lb/>ment to take a house at Bournemouth in June, 1881, from Mr. Cox, I believe to be the defendant's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was before the Magistrate—I believe Mr. Lowe was examined there on the part of the prosecution—he is here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-179" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-179" type="given" value="MATHEW HERNY"/>MATHEW HERNY COX</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Suffield Terrace, Bournemouth—I know Dr. Durant—in 1881 he came to take lodgings at Bournemouth for a short time, at Marlborough House—I cannot say how long he was there—I sold him the lease of a house called Elm Brook—this is the agree
<lb/>ment for it—I think he came, to live there in July, 1881, he did not stay many months—he came to me from Mr. Roberts, of Marlborough House.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-180" type="surname" value="FROEST"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-180" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK FROEST</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the Metropolitan Police—on 18th July at 3.30 I saw the prisoner at Sandgate; he was living there—I had</p>
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<p>a warrant for his arrest on this charge—I read it to him—he replied "It is not perjury, it is a mistake, I understood the Judge to mean had I been domiciled in England."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I wish to say I never intended to swear anything that was not true, the whole thing is a mis
<lb/>take. My solicitors knew that I had been in England, I told them so and wrote them to that effect. I shall call them as witnesses at my trial."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-181" type="surname" value="LOWE"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-181" type="given" value="STEPHEN PHILPOT"/>STEPHEN PHILPOT LOWE</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Grindlay and Co., Parliament Street, bankers—we are agents for the defendant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him since 1870—I think he has been in the service since 1860—he is enjoying a considerable pension at the present moment—I have had very many dealings with him—I have always found him a perfectly honourable and truthful man—that is my opinion of him, I still hold it—I have had conversation and correspond
<lb/>ence with him with reference to his divorce suit during the last time he was in England—I knew of his being in England on the different occasions, I signed his life certificates—I knew his address.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-182" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-182" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>MR. ALFRED ROBERTS</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of Marlborough House, Bournemouth, also deposed to the prisoner's character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18840728-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18840728-name-183" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-183" type="surname" value="JONAS"/>
<interp inst="t18840728-name-183" type="given" value="JAVOB NATHANIEL"/>JAVOB NATHANIEL JONAS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor—during the initiation of the divorce proceedings in November, 1882, up to the granting of the decree
<hi rend="italic">nisi</hi> in 1883 I was a clerk in my brother's employ—he was at that time a solicitor in practice, and was acting as solicitor to Dr. Durant—I had the entire conduct of the divorce proceedings—from time to time I saw Dr. Durant and received instructions from him—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the brief for advice on evidence which I submitted to Dr. Pritchard—it states "He, the petitioner, had never removed from his military port until he left India for good except for one or two short excursions to England"—I drew that statement from what was said to me by the defendant—he had informed me that he had been from time to time in England on leave—in consultation with him I showed him these instruc
<lb/>tions for advice on evidence and the opinion of Dr. Pritchard—I was not present at the time when he gave evidence when the decree
<hi rend="italic">nisi</hi> was obtained, I was unable to be present from illness—to the best of my belief a clerk of ours was present at the time, he is no longer in our service—Dr. Durant informed me that he was in England several times between the time his wife left him in 1862 and August 1882.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not present when the case was heard in June, 1883—I have no one here who was—I had the sole conduct of these pro
<lb/>ceedings—my brother made an affidavit in the matter; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) John Henry Randall is the name of the clerk who was present when the case was heard—I believe he is not present now—I have not seen him—I believe he was the only person present—I believe he has gone to New Zealand since—I did not instruct Mr. Inderwick, our Counsel, to say that the petitioner had not been away from India till August, 1882, or that he had no means to come to England—I don't know that it was necessary to account for delay; I know it was necessary if there was an undue delay—I drew the case—I didn't inquire the details of the short excursions to England—I drew a proof for the petitioner—I believe it is here, or a draft of it—I took his proof before he was examined—I think</p>
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<p>the only copy brief I have was given to Sir Hardinge Giffard with other papers—I did not know when the petition was tried in June, 1883, that the defendant was engaged to be married to a lady at Carlisle—I never knew that he was engaged—I did not know that he was married till the delivery of the plea to the Queen's Proctor, not before—he did not tell me he was going to be married—I knew that he was living at Carlisle I don't believe that the absence from India is mentioned in the proof, but I will look—I didn't know that it was a material point at that time—I don't consider it material—this is the brief I gave to Mr. Inder
<lb/>wick—I don't believe the absence from India is in the brief—I believe it arose on the evidence—the defendant never asked me whether he could marry before the decree was made absolute.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-186" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN KEEFE</persName> </hi>. On 10th June, between five and six o'clock, I saw the prisoner in the Union public-house, Limehouse—he struck me on my head with a stick, and said "I will kill you and Morris besides"—I ran upstairs, and he followed me and hit me three times on my head with a stick—I put up my hand to protect my head, and got several bruises on my hands—I do not know why he hit me—I have known him a good while.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Me Prisoner.</hi> I did not take 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from you and run upstairs, nor did you run after me and ask me to bring the money back; I was not in your company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. A young man named Morris keeps me—I am a respect
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-187" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CROMBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 643). On 10th June, about 5 o'clock, I was on duty at the Eastern Hotel—I went to Union Place and saw Ellen Keefe and 491
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>—Keefe told me that ehe had been stabbed by the prisoner and was going to the Asiatic Home—that is at 48, West India Dock Road—I went there with Harper and saw the prisoner in a back room—he burst open the door, and we told him we should take him in custody for assaulting a female—he immediately threw a brick, and then drew a knife and attempted to stab me—I closed with him and received a stab on the head from him—he then threw me down—he kicked Harper and struck him with this iron bar (
<hi rend="italic">a gas-pipe</hi>)—I got up and helped to arrest him, and we took him to the station—I suffered from the blow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 491). On 10th June I went to Union race and saw a crowd, and a woman with her head covered with blood; two women were leading her to a doctor—I went to 48, West India Dock Road, and found the prisoner and a female in a back sitting-room on the ground floor—he jumped up, put his hand in his pocket, and pulled out something like dust, which he threw in my face, and then drew this knife (
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<p>blow and it cut my knuckles—he then drew back, made a rush at me, and kicked me in my chest right into the doorway, and I was unfit for duty till the 10th—he was about to make another rush, but I slammed the door in his face and shouted out "Here he is"—Constable Cromer came and opened the door, and the prisoner rushed out and stabbed him on his head and knocked him down—I took Cromer's truncheon and struck the prisoner on his arm—he gave us several blows with this iron bar, and with great difficulty we took him to the station—he smelt very strongly of drink, and he was sick at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 642). On 10th June about 5 o'clock I met Ellen Keefe at Union Place, Limehouse—I went to 48, West India Road, got in by the back way, and in the passage I saw the prisoner and a constable struggling together—the prisoner had a knife in his hand, and I held his wrist till somebody took it away—as soon as I got hold of him he kicked me in my stomach with his knee—I tried to throw him, but could not, as there was such a crowd in the passage—he got hold of an iron bar and struck me on the back with it—finding that I would not let go of his hand, he bit my hand; I then let go, and he went to the front door—I then went outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-190" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SUMNER</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser—on 10th June, about 5.15, I saw the prisoner in West India Dock Road—he ran to a coffee-shop door—a constable and I followed him through the back door and missed him as he got out of the passage into a private house—the constable went in and called me, and the prisoner
<hi rend="italic">shied</hi> a brick and struck me on my head—he then drew a knife, and Harper Bang out "Help, he has got a knife"—Cromer came in and got him by the back of the neck, and he struck Cromer on his forehead with the knife—he was just like a mad
<lb/>man—he kicked Harper, and struck me on my head, and I was taken away insensible and laid up for six weeks—he stabbed at everybody who came in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-191" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW BROUNFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—on 10th June I was called to the station and saw Harper, who was suffering from a blow on his stomach and an incised wound on his knuckles.</p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-name-192" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHILD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). I read the charge to the prisoner—he said "No, I never had a knife."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence (through an Interpreter</hi>). I was drunk, and saw none of them. The woman who has given evidence against me stole 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of my money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-803-18840728 t18840728-804-punishment-37"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs>. (There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18840728-805-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18840728-805-offence-1 t18840728-name-194"/>Sarah Bromley</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-805-18840728 t18840728-805-punishment-38"/>One Month without Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEPHEN MOON</hi> (39)</persName> was again indicted
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<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 332) for embezzling 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of Conrade E. Webb, his master; also to embezzling 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of his said master, upon which
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi> offered no evidence.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18840728-806-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-806-18840728 t18840728-806-punishment-39"/>Sentence on last sessions indictment—To enter into recog
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st, and part of Friday, August</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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