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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</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, October 20th, 1884, and following days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES DAY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CLARKE LAWARENCE</hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-8" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-11" type="given" value="HENRY AARON"/>HENRY AARON ISAACS</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HOMEWOOD CRAWFORD</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. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—an dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-16" type="given" value="GEORGE BRODIE"/>GEORGE BRODIE CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor and joint clerk to the Brentford Justices—I was present when Robert and William Girdler were charged on 1st July, 1884, before the Justices with assault—the prisoner, Charles Hall, a police constable, was then examined as a witness—I administered the oath and took this note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) of his evidence—the case against the Girdlers was dismissed by the Magistrates, and subsequently a summons for perjury was granted against the prisoner—that was duly heard, and he was committed for trial.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Magistrates present were Messrs. Halkett and Mackintosh when Hall gave his evidence, Colonel Clitheroe may have been present—the Magistrates sometimes interrupted when the witness was giving evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> These are my notes of his evidence. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Charles Hall. Last night about 9.30 I was on duty in Hibernia Road, Hounslow; a woman came to me, and from what she said I went down Hibernia, Road. I saw a number of men rioting, as though fighting. When I got there and before I had a chance to ask what they were doing I received a severe blow under the chin, at the same time I received a severe kick in the ribs as I was falling. I could not swear who did it. On recover
<lb/>ing myself I said 'If you don't stand away I will draw my truncheon.' I drew my truncheon. There were some in front and some behind. I received another blow at the back of the head, I don't know who from. William Girdler was in front of me at the time. Another man struck me gain, and the prisoner, William Girdler, struck me on the chest as I was going to strike him on the arm with the truncheon, it caught him on the head; the others ran away. Police-constable Vagg came to my assistance.</p>
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<p>I took William Girdler to the station. On the way to the station they tried to trip mo up, Dawes tried to trip mo up.") I have prepared an official copy of the depositions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. In addition to Hall and Vagg's evidence there was that of four other officer, Bannister, Malins, Edward Potts, and Hyll.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. Besides William and Robert Girdier, Harmer Dawes, and Hinge were charged with attempting to rescue; some constables spoke to one part of the transaction and some to another—witnesses were called in defence and then they were all discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-17" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GIRDLER</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, living at 4, Albion Road, Hounslow—Monday night, 30th June, I was out of employment—I went to the Gladstone beerhouse in Hibernia Road about 5 o'clock—a few minutes to 9 o'clock my, brother Robert came in, and we were there together talking—the landlord was serving, and there were several persons there in front of the bar—I had had a little beer, but I was sober, and knew what I was about-my brother in an abstainer and was quite sober—the prisoner came in, I never remember seeing him before—he was a constable in uniform-Vagg came in with him—that was about 9 o'clock-one of the constables, I don't know which one, asked if any one was going to give him any beer—one of the men at the bar spoke and handed Hall the pot to drink—he drank and handed it to Vagg, who drank—one of the constables said "There is no beer in the pot," and then one of the constables said that they would run any one in the bar for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I heard no disagreeable words; I heard no words with Hall or with the other constable—shortly after I and my brother went out of the bar together, leaving the prisoner and the other constable in the beer-house—we went about 20 yards from the beerhouse talking together—I did not see the constables till I turned round and saw them close on me at the back—I saw no one in the road at that time, only me and my brother and the two constables—the constables came up to us—Vagg pushed against my brother—Hall pushed me and then struck me with his trun
<lb/>cheon—my brother said "Don't push against me," or something to that effect, and then the prisoner drew his truncheon and pushed me with his left hand and struck me with his right with the truncheon, hitting me a severe blow across my temple—it knocked me to the ground insensible—I laid on the ground bleeding and faint—up to that time there had been no noting or disturbance, or anything more than I have described—I next remember being taken to the Palmerston, a public-house in the neighbourhood almost 100 yards from the Gladstone—when I came to my senses I found myself in the custody of the prisoner and was then being taken to the police-station—a charge was made against me, I was locked up—a doctor was sent for, who dressed my head, and the next morning I was taken before the Magistrates and the charge was dismissed—after that I was seven days confined to the house and 14 days under treatment; I feel the effects of the blow at this present moment—it is not true that there were a number of men rioting as though fighting—no person in that road struck the prisoner, neither a severe blow under the chin, nor on the back of his head nor was he kicked in the ribs, no violence was used to him of any kind or sort—it is untrue that I struck him on the chest and that he aimed a blow at my arm and struck me on the head—there were no other persons present to run away—Police-constable 316 did not come to</p>
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<p>his assistance, he was there at the time; they were both at the beer-house together—there were some women at my back, not near enough to take part in the matter—I know Mr. Harris's cottage, it was just opposite his gate that I was knocked down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When we were in the public-house we and the constables were quite friendly together, and nothing more was said that I am aware of till I got a blow on the head with a truncheon—I had only gone about 20 yards from the public-house when I was struck—I know Dawes, Harmer, and Hinge—they were charged next day with trying to rescue me, I believe—they are here—it was a few minutes, or a quarter past 0 when I was struck—Hibernia Road has only a few labourers' cottages on each side—there are several gas lumps—it is about 600 yards long—I went to the public-house about 6 o'clock and was there till 9, sometimes having something to drink and sometimes having a look at the paper—I drank but very little—I could not say how much money I had in my pocket when I came out of the public-house or when I came to the police-station—I had no
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<lb/>sation with the constables there—each man paid for his own share—I oould not say how many pots I had to drink between 5 o'clock and 9—I think I had pints—I was sober and sensible, I did not stagger in the least—I don't know if a number of people were following me when I got to the police-station—I had a slight recollection when I got to the Palmerston—the Palmerston is only 100 yards from the Gladstone and 250 yards from the station—I have no doubt there was a crowd—the Gladstone is about the middle of the Hibornia Road—I don't know what happened at the top of the Hibernia Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-18" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GIRDLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Albion Road, Hounalov, and work at the soap factory—I am a teetotaller—on Monday, 30th June, I went into the Gladstone beerhouse, Hibernia Road—my brother was there—I called for gingerbeer—I saw the prisoner and another uniform constable at the bar drinking—I and my brother left the public-house together about 9 o'clock—when we got a little way from the public-house we stopped and began to talk—two constables came down; Vagg pushed up against me—I said, "Where are you coming to?"—he said, "It is as much your fault as it is mine"—Hall pushed my brother, drew his truncheon, and struck him, and he fell bleeding to the ground—I was picking him up—the constables went away a little, came back, and Vagg said, "Go away"—I said, "I won't go away"—he said, "If you don't go away I will take you too"—I said, "If my brother goes I will go too"—another constable came up—Hall had my brother, and close by Vagg had hold of me by my collar—he tripped me up and jerked me forwards, and then pulled me back and tore my shirt all off my back almost with the jerk—the inspector saw the state of my shirt when I got to the station—I had had no intoxicating liquors during the day—I resisted the constables in no way—it is not true that before the assault on my brother there wore a number of men rioting and fighting, or that the constable received a severe blow under the chin or some kicks in the ribs, or that my brother struck him on the chest—he drew his truncheon and deliberately struck my brother on the head and cut his head open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some persons followed us to the station—I did not hear screaming just before the constables came up—I heard no screaming from the direction of the Gladstone public-house—I heard Mr. Harris</p>
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<p>examined at the Brentford Police-court—I heard no screaming—I have not since heard Hall say that he mistook me for another man and was very sorry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My brother had had a glass or two of beer, but he was sober and knew what he was about.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I knew he had had a glass by the way he spoke—he did not take my arm nor I his—I did not notice if his voice was thick—I thought he was sober so far as his voice was concerned—I could tell he had had a glass of beer, but he was sober.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. We were talking very quietly as we walked along together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-19" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I live in Hibernia Road, and am a market gardener—my cottage is a few doors from the Gladstone and on the same side of the road—on the evening of 30th June I was sitting at my front window about 9 o'clock; the window was closed—I saw two constables in uniform coming down the road; they made a stand opposite my garden to light their pipes, and just at that time I saw they were very staggering drank, I am certain they were drunk—they were going in the direction of the Gladstone; after lighting their pipes they went on and into the Gladstone—about 10 minutes after I saw two men who I know now as the two Girdlers leave the Gladstone together and come in the direction of my house, almost immediately afterwards followed by the two constables—the two men made a stand nearly opposite my house, and as they did so the two constables overtook them—Vagg pushed against Robert Girdler, and Hall pushed against William Girdler and almost immediately at the same moment took out his truncheon and struck him across the head and felled him to the ground—he then waved his truncheon over his head and said, "Bring out five or six more of your b----mates and I will serve them the same"—up to that time there had been no blow struck and no rioting or fighting of any kind—at that time I saw three women in the road a few yards off, they were quiet—when I saw this I got up and walked through my house and round it and came into the front garden and to the front gate—when I got there William Girdler was still lying on the ground as if dead—Hall, the man that struck the blow, was there—Robert Girdler was coming from the direction of the beer-house—several people had collected—William Girdler was taken off somewhere in the prisoner's custody—I could not swear whether they took Robert in custody, they all went away together—I had heard screams a second or two before the constables came out of the house; they were nothing but ordinary screams such as children would make, nothing to lead me to suppose there was any bother or anything amiss—I was fetched to the Town Hall, Brentford, and gave evidence the same day on behalf of the prisoners—I had never peen the Girdlers before nor the constables that I know of, they are no friends or acquaintances of mine whatever.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hanworth Road is at the top of Hibernia Road—the Gladstone is about halfway down the Hibernia Road—the screams came from the direction of my house towards the Gladstone—they were ordinary screams—it is not a rough neighbourhood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-20" type="given" value="JAKE"/>JAKE MANSELL</persName> </hi>. I live at Hibernia Road, Hounslow—my husband works at the powder-mills there—on the evening of 30th June, about 9 o'clock, I was going along the Hibernia Road with my daughter-in-law;</p>
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<p>when we got near the Gladstone beerhouse I saw the two Girdlers come out—I did not know them before—they crossed the road and turned in the direction of where I found afterwards was their home—they were walking together—two constables came out of the beerhouse and followed them in the same direction—I did not know the constables—I should not have known the prisoner was one of them if I had not seen him next day at Brentford—I now know that Hall was one of the policemen, and Vagg the other—I noticed they staggered—as they got near to the Girdlers one of the policemen pushed young Girdler, and he turned round and said "Missus, did you see that policeman push me?"—I gave him no answer, but in the meantime the other constable pushed the other Girdler with his left hand, and drawing his truncheon with his right, he hit him on the head, and he fell to the ground—I screamed out "Shame, police
<lb/>man!" and ran a few steps—I called him a brute—it was a deliberate blow, and knocked the man to the ground—up to the time of the pushing there had been up rioting or disturbance—I saw no one in the road but those four, I, my daughter-in-law, and a young woman going down with us—the police were not struck by anybody—when the man was knocked to the ground the policeman said "Fetch out your b----mates, and I will serve them the same, "flourishing his staff about—the police staggered—I took them to be tipsy—I did not see Girdler taken off the ground; I was too frightened, and left him still lying on the ground—my daughter-in-law said "Stop a minute, let me go and take their numbers, for they ought to be punished"—I did not see a crowd of people come up—I heard the younger Girdler scream "You have killed my brother, you have killed my brother!" as I hurried along the road, for I was frightened—I did not go to the station—I went next day before the Magistrates of my own accord—I thought it was cruel, and went to speak for the young men—they asked if they had any witnesses, and I said "Yes"—I was called as a witness on their behalf.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-21" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN MUNCH</persName> </hi>. I am Robert Murch's wife—we keep the Gladstone beerhouse, Hounslow—on the evening of 30th June I was behind the bar serving; my son was in the bar, but not serving—I had known William Girdler for a few months, he has been in the house as an occa
<lb/>sional customer—he was in on this evening—he had had several pints of beer, but was sober; he was particularly orderly and quiet—his brother Robert came in—he is a total abstainer; he was quite sober—about 9 o'clock two policemen came in in uniform and asked if any one was going to treat them with some beer; one man handed a pot to them and they both drank—there were several other customers in the bar—they got in conversation about different places abroad, and a place in Hampshire, and questions asked if they had been there; then they offered to race fur a
<hi rend="italic">quid</hi>—the two constables were tipsy in my judgment—they and the Girdlers went out together—the constables put their feet over the step first, but they were so close together that no one outside would know who left first—a few seconds after they-had gone I went to the door to get a breath of air, and Robert Girdler came running and almost knocked me down—he said "They have knocked my brother down"—I looked down the road and saw William lying in the road—the constables had left him, and were a little on the right of the house—the prisoner had his staff in his hand—the women had gone past at that time—I could not tell who they were—I stood at the door and turned round and called</p>
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<p>to those in the bar to run to their assistance—there had been no dis
<lb/>turbance inside, and when I got to the door I saw no one but the Girdlen, the prisoner and the women—there was no disorderly crowd or disturb
<lb/>ance whatever—I did not go to Brentford Town Hall next day, and was not called as a witness—on the following day, 1st July, the prisoner came to my house about 8 o'clock in the evening—he asked me if he could speak to me privately—I took him into a private room—he was in plain clothes—he said "I am sent by the inspector to make inquiries respecting the row outside your house the other evening"—I said "What do you want?"—he said "Did the two constables come into your house?"—I said "Yes"—he said "Did you serve them with any beer?"—I said "No, they never asked me"—I said nothing more about beer—he said "Be
<lb/>cause it affects the men's situations"—he then asked me if I would put on paper the answers I had made—I did not recognise him when this conversation was going on—he told me of his own accord "I am the man that struck the blow"—he said he was very sorry, as the man did not deserve it, there was some did—I said "Where are they?"—he said "There were from six to eight"—I said "You know there was no one except when I turned round to call for those in the bar"—I don't recol
<lb/>lect what he said to that—I said "You were drunk on this night," and he did not deny it—he said would I put on paper that they came into my house but did not ask me to serve them with any beer, nor did I serve them with any—I told him I would put it on paper as it was the truth—I did so, and asked him who I was to address it to—he said "I suppose you will put there was a crowd, as I swore in the Court yesterday there wag a crowd?"—I said "Oh, no, you know there was no crowd"—I did not put that in the paper, I only put down the truth—he looked over my shoulder when I had done it and saw what I had written—I signed it put it in an envelope, and addressed it to Inspector Rawlings, at Brentford Police-station, at his request—I gave it to him and he took it away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T</hi>). On night of 30th June I was at Hounalow Police-station at 9.45 when William Girdler was brought in by prisoner in custody—his head was cut on the temple, it was a severe blow—I entered the charge on the charge sheet: "William Girdler, 4, Albion Road, Hounslow, assaulting constable Hall in the execution of his duty in Hibernia Road; person charging, Charles Hall. Also brought in Robert Gridler attempting to rescue William, and charged by Vagg"—Harmer, Drew, and Hinge were brought in for attempting to rescue William—Robert and one of the others were charged by Vagg, and the other two by Bannister—the two Girdlers were detained in custody for the night, the other three were bailed out—I sent for the surgeon to see the state Girdler was in—his assistant came and dressed William Girdler's wound—I was doubtful about William's sobriety, he appeared as if he had been drinking—I could tell he had had a severe blow on the head—Robert was perfectly sober, there was no doubt about that—next day the charge was made and all the men were dis
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The charge against Harmer, Dawes, and Hinge was dismissed—no proceedings have been taken against Bannister or any other constable except Vagg and Hall.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">produced the notes of the prisoner's examination before the Magistrate, which were read as follows</hi>: "I was on duty in Hanworth Road, Hounslow, about 9.30—I was called by a woman—I went towards a beerhouse—I saw the last witness Hall with William Girdler down in the road struggling—I took hold of Girdler, lifted him up, and assisted him to the station; he was bleeding from the head. On the road to the station Robert Girdler said if his brother went to the station he should go to. He was told to go away, but refused to do so. He took hold of the prisoner William Girdler. He did not call on his brother to resist."</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18841020-988-offence-1 t18841020-name-28"/>James Freeman</persName> a watch.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOWE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Florence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-29" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a bookbinder, of 2, Playhouse Yard, Barbican—on Saturday afternoon, 13th August, I was going along Long Lane from my house of business, with my son, to the Snow Hill Railway Station—on entering the railway carriage on the platform my son got in first, I was following, but I was enclosed in an instant by one man on my right, another on my left, and another at the back of me—I could not get into the carriage, they prevented me—I looked round and saw Florence behind me—I put my hand to my breast and felt my chain dangling and the watch gone—I felt something touch my breast—my watch had been in my upper side pocket—the value of it was 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the station was dark but I was able to see the faces of the people near me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a rather dark spot where I was standing; the lights are some distance apart—my son got in the carriage first, and I was getting in behind him, but finding the persons pressing behind, I turned round and saw Florence right behind me—my chain was not broken—it had an ordinary snap swivel—I did not find the bow of my watch lying about anywhere—it had a bow of the ordinary kind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-30" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY RANKLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 319). I was in plain clothes on Saturday afternoon, 30th August, standing at the bottom of Cock Lane, Snow Hill, with Cross, another plain clothes constable—my atten
<lb/>tion was attracted by the two prisoners and two others following Mr. Freeman—I followed them down through Snow Hill station—I saw them all take their tickets—I saw them follow Mr. Freeman down on to the platform, and as he was opening a door of the train I saw Florence against his left, at the same time another man not in custody behind him pushed him—another man behind Mr. Freeman pushed him rather between the door, just about half covered the door—I slipped in then and Holt was behind me rather to my left, and I saw Florence with his left hand raise something, and I saw an action to the other one—I seized Florence with my left arm and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was watching the prisoners—I did not notice any other men besides these four take a ticket—the platform is not par
<lb/>ticularly narrow there—I was beside Florence and the man not in custody when they did it—the railway porter was 8 or 9 yards off—Florence was rather to the left of the prosecutor in front of him—I seized hold of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Holt.</hi> I will swear that you were in company with Florence on the platform.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I got down on the platform and saw these men were going up to Mr. Freeman I went up close—the platform is not particularly dark at that spot, I could see the faces of the people close to me—no one was standing in the immediate neighbourhood of Mr. Free
<lb/>man but these four men—I have not the slightest doubt as to the identity of the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-31" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CROSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 956). I was with Rankley on Saturday afternoon, 30th August, about 3 o'clock, by the Snow Hill railway station—I saw the prisoners and two others following Mr. Freeman—I did not follow them, Rankley did—I ran round to the front of Holborn Viaduct—I met Holt coming up; when I got two or three steps farther I saw Rankley and the inspector of the station with Florence in custody—I ran up to the station and saw Holt standing opposite Spiers and Pond's Hotel looking down Snow Hill towards the police-station—I followed behind a cab till I got opposite him; I then bolted from behind the cab and seized hold of him and told him he would be charged with another man with committing a robbery on Snow Hill railway station—he said "I have not been there, I have not been to the station"—as soon as I got hold of him he tried to get away—he went down twice in the road—he put his railway ticket in his mouth and another man came up and assisted me to take him to the station—on the way he had this railway ticket in his mouth and tried to scrunch it up and swallow it; at the station he spit it out—it was a third-class ticket from Snow Hill to Blackfriars Bridge—I searched him at the station—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money, a steel chain which he was wearing in his waistcoat pocket, and a ticket for Hatfield Conservative Demonstration for that Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know whether Florence said at the station that he had not seen Holt; I believe he did—I said at Guildhall that Holt denied all knowledge of the other man; he said "I have not been him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Holt's Defence.</hi> On this Saturday afternoon I was going to Blackfriars</p>
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<p>to meet a friend who did not come. I stayed at Snow Hill station. While standing there the policeman seized me by the throat and took me to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions, Florence at Clerkenwell in July, 1874, and Holt in August, 1882. Other convictions were also proved against them.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOODRICH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he gave me a half-crown—I looked at it and showed it to another barmaid, and to Mr. Harris, the landlord—the prisoner could hear what was said—he said he was going to his mate for the money to pay, and did not come back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 647). I received information from Mr. Hanson; went to Gunnersbury in search of the prisoner and found him in Oxford Road—I told him he was accused of passing a bad half-crown at the John Bull public-house—he said "I did pass a counterfeit half-crown, I have got a two shilling-piece to pay for the drink I had"—I took him to the John Bull—he said he had got two
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> in Oxford Road—I left him in charge of another constable and went out to look for them but could not find them—the prisoner was going towards Kew Bridge away from the John Bull—he was remanded at Hammersmith and discharged on 29th August.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 564). On September 9th I was on duty at the Health Exhibition and the prisoner was given into my custody for passing a bad half-crown—I asked him if he had any more—he said "No"—I said "Where did you get it from?"—he said "From a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 535). On 15th September I was on duty at Kingsbury, I went towards the Magpie and Stump, and the prisoner was handed over to me by a man who had stopped him—I searched him on the spot, and found 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and fivepence, a knife, latch-key, and tobacco-box—I took him to the Magpie and Stump—had said a You can search away, for you won't find anything else on me"—I said "No, I expect if you had any you threw it away in the fields"—Mrs. Ford identified him—on 16th September I received the six half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from Mr. Duke, a wheelwright, adjoining the Magpie and Stump—they were wrapped up singly in tissue paper.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not believe you could have thrown them there—they were put nicely in paper, and laid there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know the coins were bad. I received them from a betting man to whom I am clerk. I ran away because, I had been remanded once.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOODRICH</hi>
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<lb/>wards saw him in custody, at the corner of Portman Square, where I was waiting.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I went with the policeman after the prisoner, leaving Mr. Lewis at the Orchard Street corner of Portman Square—I came up to the prisoner at the corner of Upper Berkeley Street, 40 yards from the shop, and pointed him out to the policeman—he asked to see the coin—the policeman showed it to him; he snatched it out of the policeman's hands, and ran about 30 yards—the policeman caught him, and took him to Marylebone Lane station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not many yards behind you as you ran; it was a few minutes before 4 o'clock when you ran out of the shop, and about 4 o'clock when you were caught.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 225). I was on duty in Oxford Street, Barnes spoke to me, and I went to Portman Square, saw the prisoner, and said "I shall take you in custody for passing this half-crown"—he said "Passing what?"—I said "This half-crown," showing it to him—he snatched it out of my hand, and ran about 30 yards—I followed with Inspector Shepherd, who came up—we took him, and saw him shuffling money from one hand to the other, and when he was at the station I found three good florins and 2
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I thought the coin was bad because it was soft and light—I could tell by the weight—all bad money is leady—I did not put it in my mouth or ring it, but I know it was bad, and Mr. Cousins said so also—the prisoner could not hear what I said to the boy when I sent him to Mr. Cousins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I tendered the coin to the boy, and have not seen it since. I thought it was a good one. I deny taking it from the police
<lb/>man's hand, and I could not throw it away, because he had hold of my hand. I pulled my money out of my pocket, and showed him that it was good.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 68). On 30th September I was called to the Birdcage, and Mr. Harris, in the prisoner's presence, said "I give this woman in custody for tendering a bad half-crown"—she said "I didn't know it was bad"—I said to her "Give me that penny," as she had a penny in her hand, and she gave it to me—I asked her if she had any more bad coin about her; she said "No"—I took her to the station, and when she was in the dock I saw something white in her mouth—I asked her to give it to me; she said "My jaw has been broken, and I wear a gold plate"—the charge was then taken and she said "I am innocent"—I heard the inspector ask her what she had in her mouth; the said "I have a hollow tooth, and I can't open my mouth"—she was then handed over to the female searcher—I was called to the cell shortly after
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It fell down into the water—the pans are so constructed that nothing can fall through—the water is turned on by the constable on duty—I saw the good money taken from her—a florin, two shillings, and 10 pence.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took this half-crown out of the closet—the pans are so constructed that nothing can pass through—the pan is lower than the pipe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am very sorry; I did not know it was bad. I have not been in the habit of doing this."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I found 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in a public-house in Shoreditch, and had it in my possession half an hour—I had no idea of it being bad—I should not have made such a stupid remark at the station if the policeman had not kept worrying me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOODRICH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-61" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE SPARKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Little White Lion Street, Seven Dials—on 8th October, in the evening, I was coming down St. Martin's Lane, when the prisoner asked me to go in and get a half-quartern of gin in a bottle, and he would give me a penny—a public-house was just near where I was standing—he did not give me a bottle, but gave me a penny to get one—I went in the public-house and came out again in a minute or two with the landlord—the prisoner was on the opposite side—I showed him to the gentlemen; he ran away before I could speak to him</p>
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<p>—I am sure the prisoner is the man who asked me to go into the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I laid the two-shilling piece you gave me on the counter—I looked at the barmaid when I did so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the gin 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and the bottle 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a two-shilling piece in payment—I gave that to Mr. Porter—I saw it was bad and scratched it with a penny, the tester was not close at hand—Mr. Porter went out with the little girl.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-63" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN PORTER</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Bull's Head, St. Martin's Lane—on the evening of the 8th I saw the little girl in the house, and my barmaid handed me this florin and made a communication to me—in con
<lb/>sequence I communicated with the little girl and left the public-house with her—when I got outside she pointed out the prisoner to me; I told her not to make him notice me; he was on the opposite side of the way—directly he saw me come out with the little girl he ran away—I followed him into Craven Street and through the passage into Villiers Street—several people joined in the pursuit and a constable stopped him in Vil
<lb/>liers Street—I gave him into custody on a charge of uttering bad coin—he made no reply—it is over half a mile from the public-house to where he was caught.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-64" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GLIDDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 374). On 8th October, between 11 and 12, I saw the prisoner run across the Strand through Craven Street, fol
<lb/>lowed by last witness, who was calling out "Stop him"—I followed him through Craven Street into Villiers Street, and stopped him—he said "What are you stopping me for?"—I said "Come back and we will see"—I took him back a few yards—Mr. Porter said "That is the man, he has changed a bad two-shilling piece at my place, the Bull's Head; I shall charge him"—the prisoner made no reply—I took him to Bow Street; he was charged; he said nothing in answer to the charge—I asked where he lived; he said "I shan't give any address"—the little girl came to Bow Street; she said "That is the man that gave me the two-shilling piece"—the prisoner said nothing to that—on the prisoner when I searched him I found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, all good money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he gave the coin to the child; but that he did not know it was bad, and that he ran away because he thought she was telling the landlord that he wanted to do something wrong to her.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-996-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-996-18841020 t18841020-996-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 3
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRANSTOUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-70" type="given" value="CORNELIUS BRAYBROOK"/>CORNELIUS BRAYBROOK PARE</persName> </hi>. I am a Japanese merchant, of 25 and 26, London Wall—on Monday, 22nd September, I engaged the prisoner to come to work—on Tuesday afternoon he asked for a sovereign to ob
<lb/>tain material; I gave it him—on Thursday he asked for another sove
<lb/>reign, which I also paid him—he had two assistants—on Thursday even
<lb/>ing he wanted another sovereign—I said I could not think of giving him any more money, particularly as he and his assistants were the worse for drink, and his contract was only for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said "I am quite disgusted at the way you have been doing this job, you had better take your tools and clear out, and have done with it"—I sent the boy Foster with him to see him away—he came back and told me something, and I went and saw the vases broken, of the value of 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It was two half-pairs that were broken—the two were worth 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—they cannot be mended, they are past repair—I do not wish to press the charge for the sake of your wife and family.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-71" type="given" value="ROBERT ARTHUR"/>ROBERT ARTHUR FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I am warehouse boy to Mr. Pare—on this Thursday afternoon I was sent with the prisoner to the warehouse—as I was on the top of the stairs he walked across the room and deliberately picked up a vase and smashed it against the other—it was done wilfully, not accidentally—he broke them both.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were drunk—you did not fall over anything—there were about half a dozen small vases there about two yards from these.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-72" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was called and took the prisoner in custody for wilfully breaking the vases—he said nothing at the time—at the station he said he knocked his foot against the vase and it was done accidentally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence repeated that it was an accident.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-998-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.—
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<interp inst="t18841020-999-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18841020-999-offence-1 t18841020-name-74"/>John Farlow Wilson</persName> from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN FARLOW"/>JOHN FARLOW WILSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Foxley Road, Brompton—on 16th October I was at Ludgate Hill Station waiting for the 6.15 train—I stood on the platform where I knew the first-class carriages would rest—after waiting a few minutes two men came in front of me towards the edge of the platform—when the train came up I took a step or two forward to get into a carriage, as as the two men did not move I said, "By your leave, gentlemen, I want to get in"—the other man laid hold of the handle of the carriage door; I thought he was going to open it, and I put my hand on it also—the prisoner was on my left in front of me; I am quite sure of him because he turned his face to me, the other man did not—I had an umbrella and newspaper in one hand and a black bag in the other, my coat was open, and while in that position there was what I may describe as a suppressed tussle over my breast—the prisoner pushed against me and moved away, and I looked down and saw mv chain hanging—I followed him and gave him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had looked at my watch on the stairs of the station+—this was at an unusually busy hour—the platform is a double one with trains on each side—it is a narrow platform—there is a train up almost every minute—the two men were standing about three yards from me—I did not notice them speak to one another—they were close together—I did not see the other man's face—it is the worst station I know, a disgrace to the Company—the prisoner was not out of my sight, I stopped him myself—I have not found my watch; the bow of it was found—I charged the prisoner with stealing my watch—he said, "You have made a mistake, you can search me"—I said, "Either you or your companion has it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was nobody quite close to ind when I was jostled by the two men, all the people had got into the train.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-76" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GRIMLEY</persName> </hi>. I am inspector on duty at Ludgate Hill Station—the prosecutor called me, I found him standing by the prisoner—he said, "I have lost my watch," and he said to the prisoner, "You have taken it"—he said, "You are mistaken"—he attempted to go out, I prevented him and took him behind the barrier—he said, "Give me another chance"—I asked the prosecutor if he wished to charge him—he said "Yes"—I then sent for a policeman and he was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first I saw was a crowd round the prosecutor and prisoner—I moved in the crowd—the prosecutor was not holding him at that time—the train had gone on—I am certain the prisoner said, "Give me another chance"—I did not tell that to the constable—I did not go before the Lord Mayor next morning—there was a crowd round when the prisoner said this, he said it in an undertone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I asked him to produce his ticket; it was a third-class from Ludgate to the Elephant and Castle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLAPCOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 416). The prosecutor gave the prisoner into my custody for stealing his watch—I took him to the station and found on him a third-class ticket from Ludgate to the Elephant and Castle, also a small breast-pin, three halfpence in bronze, and a key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave his name and address, which I found correct—he had only been living there seven days—I heard a witness say before the Lord Mayor that she had known him seven years, and he had been a lodger in her house—I went back on the platform afterwards and found this bow of a watch there—in answer to the charge at the station the prisoner said, "He has made a miatake."</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-999-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 458). On 16th September, about 11 o'clock at night, I was on duty in Watertou Road, St. Peter's Park, Paddington—I saw a woman lying down on the pavement—she appeared to be intoxicated—Paitt, 511, called me, and we helped her on to her feet—the prisoner came up and struck Paitt a blow in the chest which knocked him to the ground—I then let go of the female and seized the prisoner—Paitt was getting up at the time, and he also seized the</p>
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<p>prisoner—he became violent, and in the struggle tho three of us fell to theground—we got up again; the struggle continued—we went to the ground again—during that time Paitt called out "Secure this man, I'm stabbed"—I blew my whistle for assistance, and constable 264 came up, and the prisoner was taken to the station—he had been drinking, but knew what he was about—the female struck Paitt in the back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you with a knife—I did not see you stab the policeman—there was a great crowd of women and children round when I came to arrest you—there was a man there who said he was a doctor—I don't know what the constable said to him; he did not say in my presence that that was the man he should have—as soon as I came up your wife was lying on the pavement, and as soon as I helped tho constable to pick her up you knocked him down—she was drunk; she smelt very badly of drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see any of the crowd attempt to do anything to me or the other constable—the crowd was some distance away from us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-81" type="given" value="VICTOR"/>VICTOR PAITT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 511). On Tuesday night, 16th September, I was with Heading, and helped him pick up a woman who was drunk-when taking her in custody the prisoner struck me a violent blow in the chest and knocked me down—I got up and closed with him, constable Heading doing the same—he struggled very violently, and the three of us came to the ground—when we got up again we blew a whistle for assistance; he struggled again, and we fell a second time, and Heading trying to clear himself from underneath him, the prisoner was partly on his left side, partly on his back—I had hold of his arm with my left hand, my right on the collar of his coat—I felt like a kick on the back; I thought at first it was a kick; I looked round to my left and saw the prisoner lift his hand, and he had a dark-looking instrument in his hand—I could not make out what it was—he placed it by his pocket or by his right side—I felt blood running down my leg, and knew I was stabbed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came across your wife on the pavement I stood looking at her; I never kicked her—she was drunk—you were not bathing your wife with a drop of water—there was between 40 and 50 people there—you had some bundles alongside you—four knives were brought to the station by the children—I saw you withdraw your hand, and the knife was in your hand then, and it was found in your right-hand side pocket at the station—I felt you stab me—I had hold of your left arm with my left hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am still on the sick list.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SIMPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Pcliee Sergeant X</hi> 18). I was at thostation when the prisoner was brought there—Paitt came in afterwards; pointing to the prisoner, he said "This man has stabbed me"—I asked the prisoner if he had a knife—he took this knifo out of his right-hand coat pocket, handed it to me, and said "There it is; it is one I had lent mo"—the handle is dark—I went for the doctor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-83" type="given" value="ADOLPHUS EDWARD"/>ADOLPHUS EDWARD BRIDGER</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, living at 2, Waterton Road—on the night of the 16th September, about hali-past 11 o'clock. I wont to the station—I saw the constable Paitt there—I examined him—I found an incised wound in the right buttock bleeding rather profusely, about an inch in length and two inches in depth—that knife is such an instrument as might have caused the wound; if it was</p>
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<p>done with a blunted instrument it would have to be a very severe blow—I have examined the knife; I found traces of blood such as might come from a human being.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence staled that his wife was in a fit, and the police knocking her about; he denied using any knife.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HICKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-85" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HULBERT</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Edward Googes, of the Royal Arcade, Albemarle Street, florist, and live at 50, Clarendon Street, Harrow Road—on Saturday evening, 4th October, a woman came into the shop and asked for a sixpenny flower—a young woman who assists in the shop handed me a half-crown—I took it in my hand and thought it light, and I went to a public-house—I brought it back and showed it to the woman and said it was bad—she gave me a good two-shilling piece in payment—I bent the half-crown—I let her go up the street and followed her—I went down to Grafton Street and turned round Grafton Street—she was joined by the prisoner and a female named West—they walked along together down Hay Hill, along Berkeley Street, into Pic
<lb/>cadilly—they crossed the road and came down Piccadilly opposite Burling
<lb/>ton House—I spoke to a constable, who followed behind we—they turned ebwn a court in Piccadilly, by St. James's Church, and into Jermyn Street—opposite Church Passage there is a public-house—the two females went into the public-house and the prisoner stood at the corner of the court—before they separated they were all talking together—in consequence of what the constable said I pointed out the prisoner, and he crossed over the road and arrested him—he started and turned round, and pushed the constable on one side, and started up James Street, and the constable after him—when he was running I saw him throw his hand behind, aud I heard something
<hi rend="italic">chink</hi> on the pavement about 10 or 20 yards from the public-house—I saw him taken into custody—tho two females were also taken into custody—they were still in the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When I followed tho woman who is no: in custody she went out of the arcade to the right—she was
<hi rend="italic">jawing</hi> with you and West—I did not see her holding by the railings—you walked between them some way—I did not speak to a policeman then—I spoke to one on the point at Devonshire House first, but he could not leave the point—I did not see either of the women hand anything to you—I did nut say "I saw something leave your hand," I heard something
<hi rend="italic">chink</hi>—you threw it with your left hand straight out behind on the pave
<lb/>ment—there were not many people in the street at that time—there was a cab stand there—I shouted out "Stop him"—I did not see a cabman put out his foot and throw you down—I heard Jackson say "That was the coin she tendered to me"—the one I gave her back was bent nearly</p>
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<p>double—I think it is hardly credible that it could have been bent back again—I cannot swear that is the piece which was found in her purse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-86" type="given" value="MIXNIE"/>MIXNIE DERONAL</persName> </hi>. I assist Mr. Hulbert in the flower shop—on the 4th October last a woman came into our shop—I served her with a "button-hole," which came to sixpence—she gave me half-a-crown and I sent out for change, for it seemed light—Mr. Hulbert went and came back with it bent, not quite double, but it had a big dent in it—this coin is not the same, unless something has been done to it—I spoke to the woman and returned her the coin—she then gave a good two-shilling piece—I gave her the change, and she went out and Mr. Hulbert went too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That is certainly not the same coin—I don't think I have seen you before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-87" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HONEYWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 63). On Saturday, 4th October, abonfc 7.30, I was on duty opposite Burlington House when Hulbert spoke to me, and in consequence of what he said I followed him—he was following the male prisoner and the two women—I followed them down Piccadilly, down Church Passage to the corner of Jermyn Street—at the corner of the passage they were together talking, and then I met the sergeant and spoke to him—I crossed the road to Hulbert and spoke to him—the two females had then gone into a public-house and the prisoner was standing at the corner—I went up to him and said "I want to speak to you"—he immediately ran away and I after him—as he was running I saw him throw something away with his left hand—I heard it jingle—I went about 20 yards after him, and when I was close on him he threw himself down and I went over him—I secured him, and on the way to the station I told him I took him into custody for having bad coins about him—he said "You have made a mistake"—when we got to the station I left him—I got a lamp and went back to Jemyn Street to where I heard the jingling of the coin—I found these two coins and this piece of paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) lying about five or six inches away from one of the coins and aoout a foot away from the other—there is a mark on this—I searched the prisoner and found upon him 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., composed of a florin, 14 shillings, and three sixpences, and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, all good money—I also found on him a small handkerchief, a piece of lace, half a pound of tea, a small vase, half a pound of sausages, this small book, and two duplicates for a coat, vest, and ring—the vase might he accounted for by his buying the tea at the Victoria Tea Company, where they give articles away to purchasers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I first had my attention drawn to you you were on the east side of Piccadilly, close to St. James's Church—you were walking with two women and were by the side of the female in the dock. (
<hi rend="italic">West, see next case.</hi>) You were standing talking at the corner of the public-house and Church Passage for a few seconds—when you threw something away I heard it jingle and saw something light like a piece of paper—if it had been a clay pipe it would not have jingied like that, even if it had broken—I cannot swear that you threw the coins away—I did not leave you at the station-house more than two or three minutes when I went back—it is about 100 yards or a little over from Jermyn Street to the Vine Street Station—I did not ask the people in the street to look for the coins which I found on the doorstep—there were come people about when I went back, but not looking on the door-step</p>
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<p>—I knew they were on the doorstep—I did not pick them up at first, as I had enough to do to take you into custody—a little man had hold of your other hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEVENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi> 32). About 7.30 on tho evening in question the last witness spoke to me in Jermyn Street, where I saw the prisoner with West and another person named Jackson conversing together—the two women went into the Two Brewers public-house at the junction of the two streets—I went in and spoke to them and took a purse from each of their hands—in Jackson's I found a good two-shilling piece and a bad half-crown, which has been produced—I attended at the Harrow Road Lock Hospital last Thursday and obtained a certificate from the house surgeon as to the state of Jackson; it is probable she will not live, and that is the reason why she is not here—I found in West's purse 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. three sixpences, and some copper, good money—I produce a half-crown given me by the police constable which was found in the pan of the w.c.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is about 100 yards from the public-house end of Church Passage to Vine Street—I did not hear Jackson say that you were a stranger to her, but that she knew West—I saw you throw something away—I saw you throw the constable—I went in the public-house to apprehend the women when you were secured.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 68). On the 6th October I was at Vine Street Police-station when I saw West get into the police van to be taken to the Marlborough Police-court—in about three-quarters of an hour I received a coin from Mrs. Allport, the female searcher—she pointed out to me the cell where she found it (No. 4)—I know West was in that cell eight hours on the previous day—there was another woman in the ceil besides West—West left in the police van at about 9.45.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-90" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN ALLPORT</persName> </hi>. On October 6th last I was the female searcher at the Vine Street Police-station, and cleaned out No. 4 cell, in which West had been the same morning—I found a counterfeit half-crown, which I gave to the last witness—it was down the pan of the w.c. which had been used by her—the pans are made in a peculiar way so that you may find anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There is a strong flush of water, but it does not wash anything away—it was in the water.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to my father, who is examiner of coins in Her Majesty's Mint—these coins which have been produced are all bad, and the one that was found in the w.c.—these two which were found together are from the same mould and have no relation to the others—I see three or four round marks on this paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It is the usual custom to wrap each coin separately in paper and then to take them out and rub them on the trousers to make them bright—it keeps their tone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The two coins found on the doorstep are from one mould; the one found on Jackson and the one in the cell are different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence urged that there was nothing to prove that he was in possession of the coins; that he met the two women and remarked what a dreadful state Jackson seemed in, and she said that Mrs. West was going to see her in an omnibus. That he walked with them, and wlien they got to the public-house West offered to treat the woman, and asked him to</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">have a drink, which he refused. Seeing a constable arrive he ran away as he had a bundle of papers in his hand and was looking at them. The statement that he threw anything away was entirely false.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to having been before convidted of uttering a counterfeit coin at this Court on the 7th of January last. (Sec following case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EARLAND</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Hinton, chemist, 38, Bedford Street, Strand—on the 15th September West came into my shop and asked for two or threepennyworth of essence of penny royal—I asked her if she would have threepennyworth including the bottle, and she said "Yes"—she tendered in payment a florin, which I suspected was bad by the way she slid it down on the glass case to prevent the sound—I tried it and it bent—I said "This is bad"—she stammered a little and said "I don't understand you"—I said "You will pre
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman ER</hi> 24). I was sent for by the last witness and took West into custody—she was brought up at the Bow Street Police-court, remanded, and discharged on the 22nd—she gave A false address, viz., 6, Shortt's Gardens—I kept the coin, which I produce.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by West.</hi> You told me you had come from Uxbridge on the 14th—you gave mo an address where you had worked, 1, Bond Street, Piccadilly, and Clifford Street, Bond Street, where I had a good character of you as a charwoman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The shorthand writer read this witness's evidence in the last case, which he confirmed.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by West.</hi> I followed you down Berkeley Street and saw you with Jackson, you were conversing together—I did not know that Jackson had been to the flower shop until I heard of it at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-97" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE DERONAL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">This witness also confirmed her evidence given in the former case.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hawker.</hi> I had change in the shop but sent the young man out with the coin to see if it was bad—I had nothing to try it with—I did not send it to the publican to cheat him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by West.</hi> I saw you outside our shop or some one very like you—that was about 7.30 on the same night, the 4th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-98" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HONEYWELL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">This witness also confirmed his evidence given in the former case.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This witness also confirmed his evidence given in the former case.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by West.</hi> I saw you both at the corner of Jermyn Street, and you went into the Two Brewers public-house with the others—I went in and said I suspected you of having counterfeit coin in your possession—I did not snatch your purses out of your hands—I did not drag you both into the passage—I took the purses from each of your hands and took you to the station—seven duplicates were found in your possession.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This witness also confirmed her evidence given in the former case.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hawker.</hi> I examine the w.c. pans daily—on this day there was a stoppage of paper, and the flush of water did not paw away—I got an iron rod to remove the paper; I heard it chink against something; I thought it was a piece of broken glass, and I put my hand down, thinking it might stop it up another time, and found the counterfeit half-crown—I had not examined the pan for a considerable time previously—I sweep the cells on Sunday mornings—there was another woman in the cell with West; I saw them both on Sunday morning, the 5th—it is my duty to put down fresh sawdust in the cells.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by West.</hi> I do not know whether the woman with you was a prostitute.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This witness also confirmed his evidence given the former case.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hawker.</hi> The coin produced by Player is bad—the two picked up have no relation to the moulds of the others—the coin faund in the w.c. has no relation to that said to be West's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">West in her defence said that she met the woman Jackson walking very slowly, and site asked her what was the matter with her. She said she was ill, and she (West) took her into the public-house and gave her something to drink, and that the constable came in and took their purses out of their hands and dragged them both out backwards, and they were charged at the police-station with passing counterfeit coin, and that she did not know Hawker. In regard to the two-shilling piece she was charged at Bow Street with passing, she had been to Yalding and only came back on the 14th, and supposed she had taken it there.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—on Saturday, 13th September, I sent him to deliver some goods to Mr. Mackew, for which he was to receive payment—the endorsement on this cheque is not mine, and I did not authorise him to endorse it—he did not account to me for the money—I did not see him till the following Friday—I then said, "What have you done with the money?"—he said, "I have spent it"—his duties were to keep the books, writing, to get orders for the work, and to receive money.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He did not give me his whole time—he had no com
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had previously been in my service—I should think I was about two years in James Street business—we were never in partnership—I swear I am in business now in Somerford Street, and have transacted business there within the last fortnight as a box-maker—I should think the signature on the cheque is an attempt to imitate mine—you were never more than a paid servant of mine—sometimes you had part of your money during the week and the remainder on Saturday—we did not use enough money to buy a cash-book—I once gave you authority to sign my name to a bill for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 11th August, 1875 (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—you have never sent my cheques or post-office orders for me I swear—I have made thousands of gross of boxes in Somerford Street, and some for Mackew—six years ago I failed for a large amount—I did not conceal any goods from my creditors—I have an action pending against a man named Bynion for a diamond ring belonging to me; that was not concealed from my creditors—I did not bring an action against a man named Biffin—I did not receive 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as a compromise—after I left James Street I carried on my business at Forest Gate, and nowhere else between that—I never had any premises in Satchwell Street in the name of Bolton—I had a shop in the Seven Sisters Road, a nail business and crockeryware—after that I lived privately—I did not then go to Balham Street, Plaistow, but I have lived there; I did not carry on any business there—I swear I never obtained any bricks from a brickmaker while living in Balham Street in the name of Wilson—I never lived at Leytonstone—I lived at Clyde Villas, Leytonstone; I made a mistake—I did not obtain wine and spirits there and not pay for them—I did not go to The Grove, West Ham, after that; I swear I never lived there—I never had an office in Castle Street, Hounsditch—I have carried on a legitimate business in Somerford Street and am still; the premises are open and the machinery at work—I have not yet paid for some timber I nave obtained, but am going to do so—I have not sold any timber less than cost price unless it could not be used.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The bill the prisoner signed for me was eight or nine years ago—I became bankrupt six years ago—I have been in business again, and have employed the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-106" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 496). I took the prisoner into custody on the 19th September—the prosecutor said "Policeman, I want you to lock this man up"—I said "What for?"—he said "For stealing some money from me"—I said to the prisoner "In what way did you steal it, and when did you steal it?"—the prosecutor said "I sent him out with some work, and he never brought back the money"—I took him to the station—after the charge was taken he said "I am not a paid servant, I had authority to sign it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "It is a wicked, false, and malicious charge made by the prosecutor to close my mouth. The business in Somerford Street was a
<hi rend="italic">bogus</hi> one, started without any capital for the express purpose of buying goods and disposing of them, and I was to assist in doing so, and was to share the proceeds. What goods have been in bond the prosecutor sold himself, and put the money in his own pocket, and gave me none. When I remonstrated with him he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, repeated the substance of the above statement.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Day.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NELSON</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18841020-1009-offence-1 t18841020-name-117"/>Sarah Ann Nash</persName> by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-118" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN NASH</persName> </hi>. In August, 1882, I was lady's-maid at East
<lb/>bourne, and met the prisoner when I was taking charge of my mistress's luggage—he was a porter at the railway station, and from that time he commenced paying me attention—he asked me if I would write to him—I asked if he was engaged—he said that he was not, and about June, 1883, he asked me to be his wife, and asked if I would wait for him till after the winter, as he did not wish to make any change till after then—I had no objection to that—I had 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. left to me, which came to me while I was at Eastbourne, and I told him about it—about 16th March I received this letter from the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from the prisoner to the witness, addressing her as "My darling Pet" asking her to lend him </hi>100
<hi rend="italic">l. to complete the purchase of a house, and suggest
<lb/>ing</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">that her mistress's stockbroker should be, employed to sell out other money.</hi>) He had had money from me before that—he said that he had 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of his own, and his uncle had given him 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to make it up—he did not say that that was the house we were to occupy—my moner was invested in stock, and I sold out another 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. before Christmas for him to buy an auctioneer's business—I had also some money by me, and he said I had better let him have it to put with this, and I gave him another 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; on 29th July that year he came again and said that his things would be sold up if I did not let him have 94
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I sold out 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said that he would keep some of it by him and let me have it as I wanted it—that made 325
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I should not have let him have that money to help him in his business if he had not asked me to be his wife, I had not the slightest idea that he was married—before he went to the bank with me to get the money he gave me this I.O.U., dated July 21st, 1884, and said that if anything happened to him his brothers could claim it, and he should like me to have it settled on myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My mistress went to Eastbourne in the autumn of 1882, and we were there four weeks—the 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was left to me a year or two before—it was exactly 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the first time I saw him was when he was taking luggage from Eastbourne station—I was staying in Gildridge Road, and a day or two afterwards I called on him at the station to more the luggage to another place—I did not on a Sunday evening go to the station about 11.30 at night, all the time I was with my mistress I waa never out after 10 o'clock—I showed the prisoner a cheque for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I did not ask his advice what to do with it—that was not the first or the second week I was there—I had seen him several times before I showed him the cheque and had been out with him two or three times—he did not laugh when I showed it to him and say "You will soon get a husband now"—he did not advise me to take the cheque to my mistress and hand it to a stockbroker, that it might be invested properly—I put it in my box, and afterwards my mistress went to the City with me to invest it—after leaving Eastbourne I sometimes wrote to the prisoner at the station and sometimes to his address, 44, Ashford Road—I did not go to Eastbourne again—I often wrote him two letters before I got an answer—I received a number of telegrams from him which I have got at home—I did not ask him to buy me a gold watch and chain which I saw at Eastbourne, I had one of my own long before—I never went to him with 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my hand without his asking for it—I gave him 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in his room when he came to London—the I O U is dated on the day he got the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he spoke about his brother being an obstacle to my repayment—I put the matter into Mr. Greenfield's, the solicitor's, hands—I did not ask the prisoner if he was married, but I asked him if he was engaged—Mr. Greenfield told me that the prisoner offered to pay 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. early in September and 225
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on September 27th, and with my consent he pressed him to pay at an earlier date—on 16th September a summons was obtained at Marylebone Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-119" type="given" value="JOSEPH HENRY"/>JOSEPH HENRY NASH</persName> </hi>. I am a fruiterer, of 8, Lime Street, Camden Town, and the uncle of the prosecutrix—the prisoner has visited my house with her as her intended husband—I had not the slightest idea that he was married, his conversation was always that he was going to marry my niece.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have another niece named Bessie who was going</p>
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<p>to be married—I do not know that 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was advanced to her husband—she was married six months ago and went to live at Trowbridge—I never put the question point-blank to the prisoner whether he was married.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-120" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CAREY</persName> </hi>. On 29th October, 1877, I was present at the prisoner's marriage to Mary Ann Lush—she is still living.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't think I have seen her for the last six Years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-121" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SUMMERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant D</hi>). From inquiries I made I found the prisoner's wife living in service at St. Leonards Road, Eastbourne.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I wish to state I had some of her money as late as last November. She never asked me if I was a married man; I never informed her."</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-1009-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18841020-1010-offence-1 t18841020-name-123"/>Frederick Turner</persName> and stealing a watch and 18
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLISS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-124" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, of 26, Sussex Street, Ramsgate—on 18th September, about 7 or 7.15 p.m., I came out of Ludgate Hill Station and saw the prisoner on the edge of the pavement—I wentinto a urinal in Queen Victoria Street opposite the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> office—the prisoner followed me and said "Have you any coppers?"—I said "No"—he said "I will see," and seized me violently by the throat—we struggled for a few seconds, and he dashed my head against the ironwork, which rendered me partly insensible—I fell and felt a heavy pressure, as if he jumped on me—I remember nothing more till I found myself in the hospital—I was there three weeks and am still an out-patient and still spitting blood—I lost 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a watch and a brown paper parcel containing Tarious articles—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is part of my chain which was broken and left in my waistcoat, I value the things altogether at 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I next law the prisoner in a cell under the Mansion House with ten others and picked him out at once, I am sure he is the man—the urinal it lighted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The man who robbed me had a moustache. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner had no moustache.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-125" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER HOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, of 20s, Peabody Buildings, Southwark Street—on a Thursday in September about 8 p.m. I was on duty on Addle Hill at the back of the Post-office Savings Bank in Queen Victoria Street and saw the prisoner walk in at the back door close to me—I laid "Halloa, what's up?"—he mumbled something about that not being the place he wanted and wheeled round, shot out at the door, and ran away—there is no passage through there—that is about 200 yards from the urinal—I am sure it was the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not said that the man who came in were a black jacket or that I could not swear to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-126" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at St. Bartholo
<lb/>mews Hospital on 18th September, when Turner was brought in—he had a lump on the back of his head, and a rupture on his right thigh, which was likely to be done by a heavy weight such as being jumped upon—it was recent—he was just recovering his senses—he was not really sensible—he will never be well, he will always have to wear a truss—he is now an out-patient.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SYERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 410). On 4th September I found Turner lying insensible in a urinal in Upper Thames Street—he was taken to the hospital—he gave a description of the man when he recovered his senses—the prisoner answers to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 19th September I saw Turner in the hospital—he described the person who assaulted him, and on 13th October about 5.30 p.m. I saw the prisoner in a urinal at Ludgate Circus—Palmer and I followed him into the Circus and I said "Claridge, you are my prisoner"—he said "What is this for?"—I said "I am going to take you into custody on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a young man in a urinal in Upper Thames Street on the 18th of last month"—he said "All right, you have made a mistake this time, I have got nothing to fear"—he went before a Magistrate at the Mansion House and was remanded to October 17th, on which day I placed him with ten other persons in the cells at the Mansion House, three of whom were dressed similar to himself, and Turner identified him—I afterwards placed him with six others and Hood identified him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I never saw the prosecutor in my life. He swore I had a moustache and a white jacket, and I never wore a white jacket for years and years. I know no more about it than the ground I am standing on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-1010-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 Bow Street on August 4th, 1882. (Six other convictions were proved against him, most of which were for loitering about urinals for the purpose of robbery.)—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1010-18841020 t18841020-1010-punishment-27"/>25 Strokes with the Cat</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, having stated that the letter was marked "Private," the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered it to be a privileged communication.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-133" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA LONDON</persName> </hi>. I am booking clerk to Mr. Thomas Bridge, it is my duty to give out passes to the workpeople to obtain materials for making up a tent—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are three pass tickets which I gave out in the week ending 18th September, the other is not—when the ticket has been obtained the next step is to bring the work to me and have it booked out, and on finishing it she has to bring it to the examiner of work, who gives her a pass to that effect—the work is done from Thursday to Thursday, and on Thursday evening the worker brings me the tickets she has received from the examiner during the week, and I write out a cheque for the amount—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a cheque, and is what I gave to the prisoner—the payment for each tent is 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. with a bonus of 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. if they do twelve within the week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was away for four days' holiday but this is the cheque I gave.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-134" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN THORNHILL</persName> </hi>. I am a cutter out in the prosecutrix's employ
<lb/>ment—I give out material in return for passes brought from the booking clerk—on 12th, 15th, 17th, and 18th September, I gave out</p>
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<p>work for these four passes, each being one tent—a workman could not obtain materials for a tent without bringing me a pass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If you bring passes to me and Miss London is not there, I should not give you a tent without given you a pass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not give the prisoner more than four tents that week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-135" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA MORPHETT</persName> </hi>. I am examiner of work to the prosecutor—the workwomen have to bring their work to me to be examined, and when I have examined it I give them a pass—three of these are passes which I gave to the prisoner on 16th, 17th, and 18th of September—they are in the same state with the exception of the alteration of the figures from 1 to 2, denoting that I had examined two tents instead of one—these are my initials on them, but they are not in my writing; the dates of the tickets which are not in my writing are two on 12th September, two on the 13th, and three on the 15th—I did not pass seven tents to the prisoner—I am the only person entitled to examine work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know your writing, I have never seen it—Miss Till left some weeks before, and I took her place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-136" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the prosecutor—on Thursday night, 18th September, the prisoner brought me these two cheques—I make out the wages from the cheques and pay them less what they have already had—on this Saturday I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Catherine Pardner, who said that Fricker had instructed her to receive it—there is a deduction for thread; they pay for their own thread—there is a bonus.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-137" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-137" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE PARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the prosecutor—on Saturday, 20th September, the prisoner asked me to receive her money for her, 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; I did so and handed it to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had many tents out without a pass—Mr. Mitchell did not call me down into the office and tell me to decline to answer all questions put to me about Mrs. Fricker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-138" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am in the prosecutor's employ—on the week ending 11th September I had made eleven tents; I was anxious to make twelve in order to get a bonus—we have to send in our tents by 6 o'clook on Thursday—I told the prisoner I was too late to finish the twelfth tent, and she said that I could alter the examiner's paper and turn 1 into 2, and offered me a black lead pencil to alter it—I did not do so, but com
<lb/>municated with Mr. Briggs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-139" type="given" value="ELI"/>ELI CENTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I took the prisoner and told her the charge—she said "I am not guilty, the girls sometimes alter the figures."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent, and have plenty of witnesses, but they all been threatened to be discharged if they appear; one of them who I subpœnaed was told that if she came she would be discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-1012-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of her youth.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-1012-18841020 t18841020-1012-punishment-28"/>Two Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">directed the Jury to return a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18841020-1016-offence-1 t18841020-name-150"/>Hearts of Oak Benefit Society</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18841020-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18841020-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18841020-name-151" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18841020-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a cabdriver, and a member of the Hearts of Oak benefit society—I went to the office on 22nd September, about half-past 8 o'clock, it being a proper night to receive money—coming out I met the prisoner; I saw him open this piece of paper and stick it up on the office door—I called one of the clerks, Mr. Munn, to come out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18841020-name-152" type="surname" value="MUNN"/>
<interp inst="t18841020-name-152" type="given" value="THOMAS BYFORD"/>THOMAS BYFORD MUNN</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Hearts of Oak Society, Charlotte Street—when Mr. Williams was there on the evening of 22nd September I went out and took this placard off from the pillar on the right-hand side of the door, at the entrance to the Society's premises—the paste was wet when Mr. Williams told me to take it down—on 3rd October, about a quarter to 9 o'clock, I took down this placard, and on the following morning, about a quarter to 9 o'clock. I took down this one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You must have put up the last two libels, on 3rd or 4th October, late at night, or it would not have stuck so hard to the wall—they look to me in the sjime handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he had pasted the placards on the Society's board, the last two on the 3rd. He called as a witness the chief clerk of the Hearts of Oak, and made a statement to show he had been wrongly treated by the Society.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-1016-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">discharged, after entering into his own recognisances in </hi>20
<hi rend="italic">l. to come up for judgment when called on.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICE MORTIMER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<lb/>fully endeavouring to conceal the birth of the child of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18841020-1017-offence-1 t18841020-name-155"/>Alice Mortimer</persName> by disposing of its dead body.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Day.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-159" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA MAYNARD</persName> </hi>. I lived at 131, Pentonville Road, Clerkenwell—the prisoner lived there with a man named Fraser—they passed as Mr. And Mrs. Fraser—they occupied some rooms on the top floor from April last—during that time there were five children living with them—my room was on the first floor—I used to be at home in the daytime; I very seldom go out—the children were all kept together in the top-floor back room, a very small room, without a fireplace—I saw this youngest child, Ernest, in its mother's arms in the garden once—I have seen the children at the windows in the back room, looking out over the garden—I have heard them cry a great deal—one Sunday afternoon, some weeks before they left, the children were crying so I went upstairs and tried the door; I could not open it; it was either locked or fastened, so that I could not get in—no milk used to be brought there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have spoken to you about your children when you have come in, and said your dear baby was crying—I never spoke at all about their being without sufficient food—I did not offer you food for them—I have seldom had any conversation with you—I never told you you starved your children, but I said you neglected them, why not bring them into the garden like other people's—you said they had not clothes to put on—I said "You have clothes in the room, why not put a shawl on them?"—I did not make mischief about other people's children in the house—I did not grumble about your eldest girl going up and down stairs; I did not see her till about three weeks before you left—a fortnight before you left I came home one night quite late; I heard a noise on the stairs, and next morning I was told you were ill and in bed—I never came to assist you; I never go into lodgers' rooms—you were not in bed on the Tuesday following, you were on your land
<lb/>ing, and I heard you were beating your eldest girl—I have heard your children crying for food—I could not tell whether you left them without food, because the door was always fastened—I considered from the ap
<lb/>pearance of the child alone that you must have starved it—I have seen the baby when it has been laid on the window sill by your eldest girl, and neighbours opposite have called out about it—I told you of it when you came home, it looked so thin and ill—I did not see your baby when it came in, you brought it in at 12 o'clock at night, and I thought it was a parcel—I have not sworn that you never came in every day till mid
<lb/>night—I will not swear one way or the other; I know you have come in at 12, 1, or sometimes 2 o'clock—if not in bed, you have been sitting at the front-room window, waiting for Mr. Fraser; sometimes you have come home with him—I will not swear that as a rule you were not in bed at 10 o'clock—I believe you were at work for a few weeks for Mrs. Matlin—I never offered to lend you any money if you ran short, you never asked me to.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know what position Mr. Fraser was in—he was dressed very respectable, like a gentleman; the prisoner dressed respectably.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I never saw you intoxicated—I have not known you go without a boot to your feet to get food for your children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-160" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 131, Pentonville Road, on the third floor—the prisoner and the children lived on the floor above me—they were kept in the back room—I have heard them frequently crying for food—I went</p>
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<p>up on one occasion and took some bread and butter, but I could not get in; they were locked in—I have heard the prisoner go and ask them what they wern crying for; they said they wanted something to eat—she said if she heard them cry again she would whip them—I have been to the door about twice, and found it locked—I never saw any milk taken in for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never had the chance of giving your children any food; my son threw some food into the window for them—I am out from half-past 7 in the morning till 8 at night—I frequently saw you on the stairs—I spoke to Fraser on one occasion and told him he was a starving vagabond, and called the landlord to break open the door—I pitied you because the man illused you, and I thought you were a respectable woman till I saw the children in the police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-161" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK STRICKLAND</persName> </hi>. I am one of the relieving officers of the Holborn Union—in consequence of information, on Saturday, August 30, about 6 in the evening, I went with Mr. Hudson, District Medical Officer, to 34, White Lion Street, Clerkenwell—I there saw the prisoner and a man named Fraser; they were in the front room, second floor; the children were not in that room; there was a back room—I asked the prisoner to open the door oi that room; she did so—it was fastened, I won't say locked—I found five children there—the room was a small room, 8 feet by 7 feet, and a cubic capacity of something like 44 feet—the eldest was 10 years, the youngest 10 months—the prisoner said they were her children—I asked if the man Fraser was the father of the children—she said he was the father of four of them, but that they were not married—the air in the room was very foul, so much that no one could remain in there but a short time—there was no furniture whatever; a few dirty rags on the floor—the children's flesh and clothing seemed clean; their bodies were very emaciated, so much so it astonished one—I drew both the man and woman's notice to their emaciated state, and I cautioned them that if any
<lb/>thing happened to either they would either or both be brought up for manslaughter—the man then upbraided the woman that she did not do as much as she could or ought to do; the woman retaliated on him and said he did not do as much as he ought—he said he was earning 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per week—I gave an order for the woman to fetch three pounds of meat and a quart of milk for 7 days—I went again on 3rd September to see how the children were getting on—I gave a further order for two pounds of meat—on the 5th I gave another order for three pounds of meat and a loaf—I didn't see any difference in them—on the 5th I got the defendaut and the five children to go to the workhouse—I advised her to go in for the good of the children, where they were attended to by the nurses—they have remained there ever since—on the 26th the youngest child, Ernest, died—I afterwards went to the back room where the children had been at 131, Pentonville Road; that was a room similar in size to the one in White Lion Street—at 34, White Lion Street the man was lying in bed; a mattress on the floor, no bedstead—he had on a beautifully clean new shirt—they were having a comfortable tea with bread and butter and shrimps—he was a man of good physical powers—there was a nice fire burning—there was no fire where the children were, nor a vestige of food or furniture.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The doctor and myself drew your attention to the state of rour children—we did not on 4th September refuse to give you</p>
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<p>nourishment when ordered by the doctor; I came on two occisions—I said "Will you go into the house; it will be better for you?"—I did not refuse you nourishment—a strange woman brought the certificate; if you had brought it yourself it might, perhaps, have been attended to; I don't attend to strange persons—I did not say in the first instance that I would supply you with food for a fortnight if you would remove out of the neighbourhood; I won't swear I did not—I did not say that I had a family of my own, and knew what 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was, and I would do the best I could for you—you came to me and said you had got no food for your children, and I said you could not legally have outdoor relief, because your children were illegitimate—I took you and your children to the workhouse in a cab; while you were in the cab you appeared to be ill, and I offered to go to a public-house and get some brandy for you—you did not have any—I gave you food on three separate occasions, on the 30th August and 3rd and 5th of September.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS HUNDSON</persName> </hi>. I am District Medical Officer of the Holborn Union—on 30th August, between 6 and 7 in the evening, I went with the last witness to 34, White Lion Street—I went into the back room where the children were; there were five children—the eldest girl was standing up; she was in a very good condition; three of the others were sitting on the floor; the baby was lying on the floor; they all looked very thin and emaciated, I will not "ay ill, but as if they wanted help of some kind or other—I saw no carpet or anything on the floor—I asked the mother what was the matter with them—she said the three eldest were pretty well, but the youngest had got a little diarrhœa—we went into the front room; the relieving officer has stated what passed, and I can't contradict it in any way—I told the woman to come up in the evening to my surgery, and I would give her a little magnesia for the baby for the diarrhoea—I visited them every day until they were removed to the workhouse on 5th September—I saw them on the 4th; that was my last visit—from the workhouse they were transferred to the infirmary in the City Road—I have seen them onee since, two at the Holborn Workhouse, and two at St. Luke's Workhouse about 10 days after their arrival—I was inclined to think that their state would be accounted for from want of nourishment, but I could not positively say until I saw them subsequently—when I first saw them I thought they were suffering from a strumous state; I still rf-uuiu somewhat of the same opinion—it is a difficult question to talk about—I asked the prisoner what she was feeding them on; she said on liread and water—that was certainly not appropriate food—I told her she ought to provide milk; she said something about milk, but didu't specify a sufficient quantity—a child of that age should have from two to three pints of milk daily "without other nourishment—I didn't hear her say that the child had any milk: she merely mentioned something about a little milk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't recollect your telling me that you were feeding the baby on boiled top crust of bread with milk and sugar added—you said something about milk, but then withdrew it; that was my impre
<lb/>sion—I prescribed for the child; I can't say that it would have recovered bad it remained under my treatment; I was in hopes that it would re
<lb/>cover—I advised you when I first saw you to go to the workhouse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-163" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE CRITCHLEY</persName> </hi>. I am nurse at the Holborn Union Infirmary—on</p>
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<p>the 6th of September the child Ernest Wright was brought there from the Gray's Inn Workhouse; it was clean, but very emaciated—I fed it—it took its food very ravenously—I had charge of it till it died on 26th September—it was allowed two pints of milk daily, with Robb's biscuits, and half an ounco of brandy—it improved at first, but afterwards re
<lb/>lapsed; it had no medicine—the doctor examined it, and I attended to it—I did all I could by careful nursing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-164" type="given" value="GEORGE EUGENE"/>GEORGE EUGENE YARROW</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon; I attend at the City Road Infirmary for the parish—I saw the child on its admission on 6th September—it seemed about 10 months old; it weighed 6 lb. 4 oz.—the ordinary weight of a child at that age is about 14 lb.—it was in a very emaciated and weak condition—I formed the opinion that it was suffering from privation and insufficient food—it recovered about 6 oz. in weight for the first fortnight, but afterwards relapsed and died on the 26th—I made a post-mortem on the 27th—it then "weighed 5 lb. 6 oz.—there was no disease in any of the organs; it was thoroughly examined—Dr. Moore made the examination, and I assisted him—there was no trace of any disease whatever—the examination confirmed my opinion that the child had died from privation, from want of food of proper quantity and quality—there was no fat about the body—the immediate cause of death was convulsions; that is the usual end of such cases in young children; they usually die of convulsions when they get so low, they cannot assimilate the food—in my judgment the convulsions were caused by starvation—I saw no signs of scrofula.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I prescribed what I considered the child wanted—proper diet was given it and brandy the whole of the time—there was liquid food found in the stomach, beef-tea which had been given it the night previously—there was evidence of the earliest signs of rickets, which would be induced by privation—it never had diarrhœa while under my care, which was 19 days—it was properly attended to by the nurse.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-165" type="given" value="MORMAN"/>MORMAN MCORE</persName> </hi>, M.D. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Phy
<lb/>sicians and assistant physician of Bartholomew's Hospital—I have heard Mr. Young's evidence—I agree with him as to the cause of death and the post-mortem appearances.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> An eight-months' child is sometimes delicate, some
<lb/>times not; there is no rule on the subject—they are not usually more backward than others or more delicate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM POTTINGER"/>WILLIAM POTTINGER HOLLIS</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon and deputy medical officer of the Holborn Union—I had charge of the three elder children of the prisoner—I saw the youngest, Ernest—I prescribed a little diarrhœa medicine for all the children—the youngest was very thin and emaciated, he was not suffering from any disease, he was very clean—he left mo the next day and was sent to St. Luke's Workhouse, where to was under Dr. Yarrow's care.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I examined the children on entering the workhotwe—said I thought they were all suffering from want of food—I do not recollect your telling me they had been ill—I did not ask if you were ailing—I did not tell you that you required medicine; you never asked for any.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 19th September I took the prisoner into custody, charged with neglecting to provide proper food for her four youngest children—she said, "It is utterly untrue"—after the death of Ernest I took her into custody for manslaughter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have done the best I could for my children; I have parted with my home to support them. I have had a great deal of trouble during the last 18 months. I have supported them from infancy without help from relatives. I know they are very delicate."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I don't think I can be held responsible for my dear child's death, considering it was out of my care for three weeks, and I did not see the child till it was brought into Court. It took its food under Dr. Hudson's care, and I believe if it had had the nourish
<lb/>ment ordered by him, port wine and beef-tea, it would have been alive now. It was always weak. I did everything I could for my children.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-173" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN EMMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Clare Court, in the next room to the deceased—I had known her for some years—on the night before her death I was in bed—she came home at 11.30 with the prisoner, I let them in—afterwards they were quarrelling and the boy was crying very much and I heard a severe fall in their room, and the deceased gave two groans; the boy came out and called murder—she came to my room door and I followed her into her room—he face was very much swollen; she struck the prisoner in the face and he struck her back—I advised her to be quiet—I did not see that either of them had been drinking—I saw the boy with the poker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ATKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon of 4, High Street, Bloomsbury—on 18th September I saw the dead body of Charlotte Turner in her room in Clare Court—I made a post-mortem examination next day—both her eyes were blackened; a bruise on the left side of the mouth; a bruise on the right leg, and another on the right thigh—I should say that those injuries were done within thirty hours before death—they were such as</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of a common assault.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd, and Friday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. CLARKE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-187" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS BROMET</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale rag merchant, of 13 and 14, Corbett's Court—on 23rd January the defendant owed me 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—he called two or three times when I did not see him, and May I he called and said he had paid all his creditors and I was the only one he owed money to—I said "Do you mean to tell me you owe nothing to anybody but myself"—he said "Yes, you are the only one I owe this money to"—he thanked me for being lenient with him, as all his other creditors had pressed him and put him to difficulty, but he had paid every one of them, and now lie was clear and could get on nicely—upon the faith of that I let him have the goods—he had asked me to let him have some rope, gunny, bagging, and paper, of which I had three or four tons in the warehouse, which he had seen—the conversation was in my private</p>
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<p>office—he said he would pay me in a few days, both the old debt and for these goods—my father was in the adjoining room—a partition and fireplace part the rooms, but there is no lock on the door; any one seated in the other room could hear the conversation distinctly—I was present when the goods went away—I applied for payment both verbally and in writing—I called on him two or three times—I sent him this letter of 24th June. (
<hi rend="italic">Expressing surprise at not receiving a reply to applica
<lb/>tion for payment of the small bill, and asking for a cheque.</hi>) I got no reply—I next heard that he had filed a petition—I attended the tirst meeting of creditors, saw him, and asked him questions.</p>
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<lb/>ment—I produce the Record Book in the bankruptcy of Walter Frederick Bull it contains the examination at the first meeting of creditors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Reford is the official receiver—he is here—it is his duty to report to the Court if any offence has been committed against the Debtors Act, to deprive him of his final discharge, and it is his duty to keep a record of the meeting—the official receiver has made no complaint against the defendant to my knowledge. (
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<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). I had not sent in any proof of my debt before the first meeting of creditors, and the chairman declined in consequence to take notes of what I said—I asked the defendant, "How long have you owed the money that is now on the file?"—he said, "Some of it two or three months, and some of it two or three years"—I said, "Do you remember coming to me and telling me you had paid all your creditors?"—he said that he did not—I have never been paid the money—I did not go to the Court for permission to bring these proceedings, but I consulted my solicitor and proceedings were taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My father is still a sleeping partner; he has nothing to do with it but taking the interest; I manage it from beginning to end—our solicitors are Messrs. Crook and Carlill—I went to them two or three weeks after he filed his petition, one or two weeks after the first meeting—I had employed them before; they have been my solicitors three or four years—this being a criminal offence my solicitor, Mr. Cotton, of St. Martin's-le-Grand, was not able to take it—I went before Mr. Bushby and took my oath to what is put down on this statement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I swear that I believed that the goods had been sold under cost price; I maintain that I believe they Were sold under their value—I only know that the stock which was left was sold by public auction—I do not know that they were our goods—I did not swear that the interview took place in my father's presence; I may have said, "He called and I saw him in the presence of my father"—my father could see him through a chink in tho door, he was in the adjoining room—the prisoner has deak with us for about 18 months—it is not true that we received payment from him twice a year—I have said that when the amount reached 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he was asked for a cheque or a small bill—he paid us 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in August and more in December—I respresented to the Magistrate that it was the man coming to get goods out of me and not my going to order goods—this card of 29th April was sent by one of my clerks; he wrote, "To Mr. Bull. We have two or three loads of rope, black, and paper; if you will give us a call we shall esteem it a great favour," with a dash under "great favour"—I say that he came to get</p>
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<p>goods out of me, but I cannot say that it was not through the clerk's invitation, because here it is—I did not point out some alterations in my office when he came—I may have given him whisky and a cigar, but I have not the slightest recollection of it—I showed him the goods which he had bought of us, the particular lot now in question—I did not on a bill-head of Bromet and Son pencil down the probable amount of goods which he was to have and also the prices—this paper produced is not all my writing; this at the bottom, "2 months, 10th May," is not my writing; I think it is all my writing except that—this "Hem" is my writing, that means hemp, and "Com" means common—I did not write this "2 months, 10th May," in the defendant's presence—these were the goods selected to be bought—there was 30 cwt. of rope at 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and told me it was only worth 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. He also says he could not give more than 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the bagging—the other goods were delivered on May 6th, and the paper on the 14th—this is my clerk's letter (
<hi rend="italic">Dated May 16th, stating that the price the defendant offered wan too low</hi>)—I did not receive a letter from the defendant of the 19th stating that he would not take the rope and that it would lay at his premises to my order, nor did I receive the paper back—I never parted with any of my goods after that letter—I very likely said, "There is another load of bagging and rope, please say whether you will hare them," but I did not let him have them or sell them to him—I do not know Mr. Fairweather. (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Fairweather here came into Court.</hi>)—I did not swear that Bull in his presence in Oxford Street at the end of May or beginning of June was not addressed by me and asked whether he would take the goods because I wanted to get rid of them—I believe 20 cwt. of common bagging is the amount in dispute—whatever we sold him he took—I swear on 1st May I sold 4 cwt. 2 qrs. 20 lb. of common bagging and 2 cwt. 3 qrs. 22 lb. of clean gunny—these parcels are taken out of the 20 cwt.—I said at the time that I did not know whether that was my writing—it was originally 10 cwt., it is now 20 cwt., and it doei not look like my figures—I do not know what this pencil memorandum means, it is not my writing—there is not a memorandum in my writing of a sale of 20 cwt. and 30 cwt., nor is it the fact that I only delivered 4 cwt. 2 qrs. 20 lb. in one case and 2 cwt. in the other; we never deliver such a small quantity—I am not quite certain whether these are my figures—very much less goods were delivered than are on the pencil memorandum—I went on 12th December and saw Mr. Bull's brother at Settle Street, Whitechapel, and said that I did not intend to let the matter drop—my ill-feeling was commercial ill-feeling—I swear I did not say to Arthur Bull that I had no ill-feeling against his brother, or "If you were me you would like to get your money"—I did say, "But I intend not to let the matter drop"—I asked him for his brother's address and he gave it to the constable—I did not say, "I cannot do anything to him, but I shall hurt his discharge"—I said that I would stop his getting his discharge—I did not make inquiries of the official receiver as to what had become of the goods—we went to the official receiver to look at the two books, and they were missing—this is my clerk's writing in red ink—it is a delivery note from my place with paper at the back—I swore at the police-court before the post-card was produced that I had not sent a post-card asking him to come: and then it was shown to me—when I asked for the small bill I meant the invoice</p>
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<p>—I meant both the 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. bill and the 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not say "small bill," I asked for a cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This post-card was written before he failed—whatever dispute arose between us was as to the goods—we should not have let him have them if he had not made that statement to us—we never gave him credit for more than 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., as the books will prove—I said at the police-court that my father was not actually present, but in the adjoining room—I do not know whether the Magistrate saw the post-card, but it was produced and made an exhibit, after which the Magistrate committed the prisoner—I went to his brother's because we could not find him; the constable did not know him, and I said "It is possible he may be at his brother's place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18841020-name-190" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LANDFONT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London Bankruptcy Court—I produce the file of proceedings in the case of Walter Frederick Bull—the petition is dated 26th June, 1884, the adjudication was on July 19th.</p>