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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NOTTAGE, MAYOR. FIFTH 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 ones in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL ALLEN LETTS</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850302-296-offence-1 t18850302-name-3"/>Henry Dinn</persName> an order for the payment of 169
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for conspiracy and for making a false declaration.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Letts and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. FULTON</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">defended Peel.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-4" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DINN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 28, Great Knightrider Street—I have no partner—early in August last Letts called at my office with this bill of sale of the ship Ætna, and said "Me and my partner want to borrow about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to defray certain expenses on the ship; I will leave the bill of sale with you, and call in a day or two to see whether you Will lend me the money." (
<hi rend="italic">The bill of sale stated that the Ætna was a steamer built at Sunderland in 1863, registered at Liverpool No. 47,460, tonnage 866, and concluded with the words I, Charles Henry Pile, of Great St. Helens, London, in consideration of 10,000l. paid to me by Peel and Letts, transfer 64 shares in the ship to Peel and Letts, to have power of transfer.</hi>) That had been executed by Pile and was left with me—when this was said to me Letts said "You will see we have paid 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the ship, and bought her subject to a mortgage of 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—I said I should want a mortgage on the ship, and he then said "To give a mortgage for such a small sum as 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would damage our credit in Liverpool"—I asked whether he and his partner would be prepared to make a statutory declaration that the ship belonged to them, and to give me a letter that they would execute a mortgage if called upon—Letts then went away, and shortly afterwards returned with his partner Peel—I repeated the question, and one of them, I think Letts, said "Yes, we are prepared to do what you ask"—I then drafted out this statutory declaration and gave it to Letts, and told them they could go into another room and make a copy of it; they took it with them to another room and copied it, and brought it back to me—I</p>
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<p>read it over to them, and asked them whether it was correct, and told them they could find a commissioner somewhere in the neighbourhood to make it before—they left my office with it, leaving the draft with me—they afterwards returned bringing the declaration. (
<hi rend="italic">In this declaration Peel and Letts declared that they were the owners of the Ætna, trading between England and the Mediterranean, and mortgaged to Messrs. Forward Brothers, of Liver
<lb/>pool, for 3,000l., the interest on which was paid up to March last; that there were no other charges or incumbrances on the ship whatever; that when it arrived in London about October there would be due to them for freight and other
<lb/>wise 1,000l.; that thy were solvent, and worth about 3,000l. after the payment of all claims against them; that the Ætna was insured at Lloyd's and North Country Clubs for 11.000l., and this declaration was signed "Peel and Letts, 25th August, 1884, before Edgar F. Jenkins.</hi>") After that had been handed to me they also gave me this document, a kind of equitable mortgage. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that in consideration of Mr. Dinn discounting their bill of 25th August, 1884, for 200l., Messrs. Peel and Letts deposited the bill of sale.</hi>) They also gave me a bill of exchange for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. drawn on 25th August, payable two months after date, accepted payable to Messrs. Smith, Payne, and Co., and signed "Peel and Co." by Letts, I think, in Peel's presence—they were both together while this took place—on the receipt of those documents I gave them a cheque for 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., payable to order; it is endorsed on the back "Peel and Co."—I have been debited with that amount at my bankers—when I parted with it I believed that the mortgage they had told me of by Forward, of Liverpool, was the only encumbrance on the ship, and I parted with my cheque on the faith of those statements—I made no search at the Customs House to see if there was any encum
<lb/>brance—I took their word for that, holding their bill of sale as sufficient evidence that it was not mortgaged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUCK</hi>. This is not the first time I have lent money with good security, but the first time I have lent money on a ship—I knew nothing about the law of ships, or that I night have seen the entire register of British ships at the Customs House—Letts left the bill of sale with me for some days, and I knew where his address was—I understood that he had paid 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I did not know that he had paid 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Mr. Pile—he did not tell me how the 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was made up—if the 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had been paid in coin, and the other 9,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in bills which had been met, then this mortgage would have been the only encumbrance—this matter was sent for trial—I have not taken a bill of exchange for 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. drawn by them and accepted by another person; they left such a bill with me for me to make inquiries—it is not endorsed to me—I have got that bill—Letts left with me 23 shares in the Pacific (they are not worth the paper they are written on I am told), and promised to call the next day, but he has not been, and they remain in my custody—that was before the committal—I have had no agreement by which Letts undertook to mortgage an annuity from the General Post-office—I have at no time had any wish to prosecute—I wished to get my money back—I do not know that this ship was locked up in Marseilles during the cholera for 10 weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I believe the vendor of this ship was Mr. Pile, whose cross-examination at the Mansion House I heard—I thought he had the ship and that the 169
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was spent on the ship—I do not know that I said ho ought to find the money to meet the advance</p>
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<p>made by me—he applied to me that he had taken possession of the ship—the ship was of more value than the amount due to him, and therefore I thought he would have to account to them—I thought some 5,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 6,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was due to him, and that he would have to hand over the balance between that and 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Letts told me the 160
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he got from me was required to defray the expenses of the ship—the words in the rough draft, "No other mortgage, charge, or encumbrance thereon," are an interlineation, and when they were added I don't know—they are in my handwriting—my impression is that the document was drawn up before the prisoners came, and that in their presence I inserted the words—they left the bill of sale with me—they did not request me to make no inquiries about it—they always admitted the mortgage to Messrs. Forward of 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Those words are in the declaration that was sworn to.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY PILE</persName> </hi>. I am a shipbroker and shipowner, of 34, Great St. Helens, where I have carried on business from about 1866—this is my signature to the bill of sale—I saw the prisoners sign this mortgage of 5th May, 1884, for 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid in cash, and 9,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. secured by bills of exchange which were dishonoured; they are not all due yet—since then the defendants have become further indebted to me beyond the 9,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these acceptances of the prisoners, one for 301
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., due on 6th July, 1884, one for 303
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., due on 6th August, 1884, and one for 559
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., due on 6th September, 1884, have been dishonoured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I did not understand the agreement between us that they should have 14 days' notice of any proceedings to be taken by me as referring to the bills—the first bill became due on 6th July—I gave them no notice at that time, verbal notice—I did not give them notice that I was going to telegraph out to where the ship was to seize it—I telegraphed out to the captain to seize the ship—I have not since realised upon the freight the whole amount of the bill—I have received on the freight about 1,079
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in actual figures, but there were certain expenses I had to debit to them; I have received about 900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—in the agreement I had undertaken to pay off the original mortgage of 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Messrs. Forward—in the mortgage as drawn they were not still liable to the Forwards' mortgage, but the ship was, so that the ship was liable for the 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and then for 9,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., although I had agreed to pay the 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and in addition to that I had 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in hard cash—I do not know that the whole of the 169
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. obtained from Mr. Dinn was used for paying the wages of the crew and the advance notes—I do not know who paid the crew's wages, I have not, I presume somebody has—the ship ailed somewhere in May, there was some delay—I had received a portion of the 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when that delay took place—the dates of the biils were not altered on account of the delay—all the documents were executed on 5th May—the bills were payable at an interest of 7 percent.—the mortgage they executed on 5th May was for the full sum of 9,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that iucluded 542
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the interest at 7 percent. on the biils as well from the date of the mortgage—9,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., on which the mortgage was given, included all the bills added together and the interest, and the mortgage covered 7 percent.—they did not make me a present of 542
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by executing the mortgage—the mortgage does cover Forward's—I agreed with them I would pay off Forward's at stated</p>
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<p>intervals—the mortgage is subject to Forward's, so that the ship is liable to Forward's mortgage and my 9,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as well—it was understood between us—they never thought it was only Forward's mortgage they were executing for the 3,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I have still got the ship; I am trying to sell her; I have paid Forward off—I would take 10,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it now—I have not made out an account of how much I am out of pocket—I swear I never said I would renew the bills of exchange—something was said about renewals.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think I telegraphed out to the ship the day after the bill was due—the defendants had notice of it; I saw and wrote to them the day after I sent the telegram.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-8" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BADCOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 98, Alderney Street, Pimlico, and am in the employ of Sims, Martin, and Co.—on Tuesday night, 27th January, I came in about 8—I then had an alarm clock, value 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on my parlour mantelshelf—I went downstairs and had my supper—at 10 minutes to 10 my wife went upstairs and I heard her say "What right have you in my room?"—I saw the prisoner running out of the front door—I pursued him, crying "Stop thief"—a gentleman stopped him and detained him while I fetched a constable—I afterwards saw the clock in the constable's hands—I saw nothing of any other man—the prisoner smelt strongly of drink but knew what he was about—a little before 10, when I went up, I had seen that the front door and the parlour door were shut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I saw your back going to the front door, I did not see your face in my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-9" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BADCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's wife, and live with him in Alderney Street—Mr. and Mrs. Page, a mother and son, also live in our house; he has a latch-key, and came in about 12 on this night, after this happened—my father came in about 9; he stays in the house and has a latch-key—I heard the door shut again after he came in; it has a spring lock or latch—there is only one street door—the windows were all closed and fastened before 10 o'clock—I was in the ante-room about 10 and heard footsteps in the parlour apparently—I went up into the front parlour—there are folding-doors between that room and the room be
<lb/>hind, and those doors had been properly closed about five minutes before—one of them was wide open—I saw in the back parlour a man, not the prisoner, taking things down from pegs on the door—while I was speak
<lb/>ing to the other man the prisoner came up from the other side of the room and I asked him what he wanted, what he was doing—I touched him; he merely said he had come to see Mrs. Jones, and then he and the other man went past me out at the door—my husband came up the stairs and ran along the hall after him—I called out "Stop thief"—he was caught and detained—I went to the station and saw the prisoner there; he is one of the two men that went out of my house—I saw at the station the clock that had been removed from our mantel
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There was a light in the front room,</p>
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<p>not in the back—I could not mistake you—I did not state about Mrs. Jones before, because I was not asked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BOWRICK</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Claverton Street, Pimlico, and am a joiner—on 27th January I was in Alderney Street about 10, on the oppo
<lb/>site of the road to No. 98—I heard the door of that house thrown violently open, and three men proceeded from the house, and two ran the way I was going, and one the other way—the prisoner was one of the two, and the other was Mr. Badcock pursuing him—I caught the pri
<lb/>soner; we fell down together, but I held him till the police came up—I heard something fall on the ground from the prisoner's left side—I was holding him by the right arm and collar of his coat—the clock was picked up from the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no one in front of you when you were running—I heard the clock fall from your left side.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 206). On the evening of 27th January I was on duty in St. George's Road, and was called to take the prisoner into custody—I went into Alderney Street, where the last witness was detaining him, with 12 or 14 people standing round—this clock was handed to me by a man that stood by—when I took him the prisoner said they were false swearing to him, and it wasn't true; he had not taken the clock—the prisoner appeared as if he had been drinking; I don't think he knew perfectly what he was about—at the station I found on him a pipe, knife, and handkerchief.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence asserted his innocence. He stated two men in front of him had begun to run, and he ran as well, and that he had never seen the clock before it was brought to the police-station.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850302-298-offence-1 t18850302-name-13"/>Abraham Isaacs</persName>, and stealing a handkerchief, great coat, and other articles.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PELLEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I stopped at the top of Arrow Alley till I saw you go up the court, and then I ran down—there is only one entrance to the court—when I saw you coming out of the house I struck you with my umbrella—the court is three yards wide.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I saw some one open the door and throw the coats in the room; I did not see him come into the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The window was then shut—I did not lock the door—I did not know then where the key was, and I was not quite dressed—I afterwards found the key was outside.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 923). On the morning of 2nd Feb. I was on duty in Bishopsgate Street a few minutes before 8 o'clock, and the prisoner was given into custody by Judah Isaacs—I took him to the station and charged him; he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each respectively, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-307-18850302 t18850302-307-punishment-11"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18850302-308-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering banker's cheques for the payment of 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-308-18850302 t18850302-308-punishment-12"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18850302-308-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: see original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On 12th February, about 7.30 p.m., I was with Simpkin in Old Street, St. Luke's, in plain clothes—we followed the prisoner and stopped him in Goswell Road—I said, "I am a police officer, and I have reason to believe you have got some counter
<lb/>feit coin in your possession"—he said, "No, I have not"—I said, "I am not satisfied I shall take you to the station"—I searched him there in Simpkin's presence, and found in his right trousers pocket 11 bad florins wrapped in paper over and over—I said, "Where did you get these from?"—he said, "A man named Jack Webb gave them to me"—I said, "Where does Webb live?"—he said, "I don't know"—he gave his address, "53, Blackman Street, New North Road"—I went to the road, but the numbers did not go so high—I went to the station and told him so—he said, "I mean 32, I have made a mistake"—that was the case—I know his brother, Charles Jewell. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the examiners of coin to the Mint—these coins are all bad, and from three or four different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "Jack Wells, a young man I know, asked me to mind them for him as he did not like to take them to his lodging."</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-311-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-43" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MEADOWS, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am eight years old, and live with my father, a policeman, at 32, Fordham Street—I met the prisoner near our house on a Friday—he said, "Go and get me a pint of beer in a can at the Duke of York, and I will give you a halfpenny when you come back"—he gave me a half-crown—I gave it to one of the barmaids and got the beer—I went out, and the prisoner was not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am sure you are the man—I noticed y our face and your tie when you were standing by the baker's gaslight, and you have the same tie on now—I said that you were not the man, but I was frightened then, and now I am not frightened, and I say that you are the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-44" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Duke of York—on 20th February the boy Meadows came in and gave me a bad half-crown—I gave it to Mr. Lyons, the manager—I served the boy with, the beer in a can, and Mr. Lyons went out with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-45" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LYONS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Duke of York, 44, Fouldham Street—the boy lives about 20 yards off—on February 20th, about 8 o'clock or 8.30, my barmaid handed me this half-crown—the boy made a statement, and I went out one way and told the barmaid to send the boy out at a different door—when he came out I followed him—he stopped, and I saw a man peeping from the corner towards our house—the boy looked at him, and I went after him—he was trotting away from the corner—I overtook him and said, "Are you the man who gave the buy the half-crown?"—he said, "I did not give any boy a half-crown"—I said, "You will have to come back with me"—he said, "I am not going back, you will have to let me go or else I will make you"—I held him more tight, and took him back to the boy, who was outside his father's house, and said, "Is this the man who gave you the half-crown?"—he said "Yes"—the prisoner made a snap at the boy, he bent his body towards him and said, "Am I the man who gave you the half-crown?"—the boy said "No," he appeared very frightened indeed, but his father came out, and I gave the prisoner in custody with the coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-46" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MEADOWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman NR</hi> 9). I live at 32, Fordham Street—on 20th February, about 8.15 p.m., I was off duty and at home—a knock came to the door—I opened it and saw the prisoner held by Mr. Lyons, who said, "I give this man in custody for giving your boy a bad half-crown"—he said, "They have made a mistake, I gave no boy a half-crown"—my son was there—I produce the coin—I searched the prisoner and found a good shilling and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I deny giving the boy the coin. When I came up the witness said that the boy said that I was the man, but I only heard him say that I was not the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-48" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LYONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner could hear the boy when he said "Yes" in the first instance, he was not half a yard from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-312-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18850302-313-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin, having been convicted of uttering in July, 1884.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Y</hi>). About 8 p.m. on 6th February I was in King Street, St. Pancras, with Cobb, and saw the two prisoners there; they went over to a paper shop, stopped there about five minutes, and looked up and down to see if they were being watched; somebody went into the shop and they went away—I followed them; they stopped at a little sweetstuff shop a little way along, and went from there through Queen Street into Pratt Street to a Mrs. Wilson's sweetstuff shop; they stopped outside and looked up and down the street, and then Harding went into the shop; Towel followed him—we crossed the road, looked in at Mrs. Wilson's window, and saw Harding give her a coin, apparently a shilling; she went round the counter, and came back and gave it back to Harding; they then came out—I told Cobb to keep observation on them, and went in and made a communication to Mrs. Wilson, and came out—we followed the prisoners through Pratt Street; they stopped at another shop there, and then went on to Park Street, where we stopped them—I said to Harding "I am a police officer, what have you got about you?"—he said "Nothing"—I said "What have you done with the shilling you tried to pass to Mrs. Wilson in Pratt Street?"—he said "I have got nothing"—I said "I shall take you to the station"—I had hold of him then—Towel handed me this purse—I had said nothing to him then—he said "Here is the purse, Mr. Taylor?"—I opened it; it con
<lb/>tained 10 bad shillings wrapped in separate papers and a half-crown—I took the purse to the station—when Harding was charged at the station he said the purse belonged to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When we were going to the station Harding said "If you will let me go I will take you down to the Dials where I buy them"—I told him he ought to have thought of that the last time he was let off—we had been following them altogether about one hour and a quarter—there were periodicals in the window where they looked in—I did not know who Harding was till I stopped him, and then I knew who he was, and knew that he had been convicted before—Towel was walking in the direction of his home, but he was a long way from it—I said before the Magistrate that Towel called me by my name—when Towel was arrested he said that Harding gave him the purse to carry—I have made inquiries about Towel, and found that he has recently worked at a lithographic printer's—I had only seen Harding and Towel together on that night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is not the first case of this kind I have been in—I followed them simply by instinct—I made a note next morning before I went before the Magistrate of what Towel had said; I have it now—I told the Magistrate I made no note
<hi rend="italic">at the time.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not hear Taylor give his evidence at the police-court, I was not in court—I was asked on the remand if I had made a note.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These ten shillings and this half-crown are all bad—it is usual to wrap bad coins up in paper.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sporting Life,</hi> which I handed to him—he gave me a half-crown—I gave him two separate shillings and fivepence change—I put the half-crown on a shelf near my parlour door, and when I counted my takings at night I found it was bad—this is it; it was the only one I took that day—I put it under an ornament—on 10th February he came again about the same time—I had lighted the gas at one end of the shop, but not the end where he came in—he asked for a
<hi rend="italic">Sporting Life</hi> and gave me a half-crown; I gave him two separate shillings and fivepence in bronze, and put the half-crown in my apron pocket—after he had left I thought he was the same person, and after my other customers had gone I took the half-crown out of my pocket and found it was of the same kind as the other—on 12th February, about the same time in the evening, the prisoner came in for a
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<p>this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went to my till and said "I have not suffi
<lb/>cient change," and walked into my room as though I was going to get some change, and opened the door and called out for help and police, and then went back and said to him "You have given me a bad half-crown"—he made no answer—a policeman came, and I gave him in custody with the coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-58" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>). I was called to Mrs. Burrows' house on 12th February; she was detaining the prisoner in the shop—he was standing at the counter—she said in his presence "This man has just given me a bad half-crown for a sporting paper, and he has given me two other bad ones this week"—he said "Not me, missus, you are mistaken"—I said "Have you any more bad money about you?"—he said "No"—she gave me these coins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), I marked them at the station—I searched him and found a florin, a halfpenny, two farthings, and a small purse—two of the half-crowns are of William the Fourth's reign and one a Victoria.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad; the two of William the Fourth are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was only in the lady's shop once.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-315-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-316-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and uttering two orders for payments of 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<interp inst="t18850302-318-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to unlawfully obtaining two dozen shoe brushes by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCCOLL</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ABRAHAMS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAYNES</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Stock Exchange, and reside at 26. Portland Place—I am not a member of the Benevolent Fund nor an officer of it—in January I received by post a printed document in a</p>
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<p>letter—I have the letter here, but not the enclosure; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a copy of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner ever since he has been on the Stock Exchange, or very soon afterwards, a good many year—I never found him otherwise than honourable and upright, except as regards this letter—last year he came to me and asked if I would assist him to go to New Zealand, where he could get charge of a sheep farm—he said if I could give him 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he might obtain 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from several others, and that would suffice to take him there—I have no recollection of his applying to the Stock Exchange Fund for assistance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I gave him 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-67" type="given" value="JOHN MOSTYN"/>JOHN MOSTYN PRITCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a stockbroker, carrying on business at 31, Throgmorton Street—prior to 1875 I was inspector of branches of the National Bank—in 1875 and part of 1876 I was in partnership with the defendant—both the letters produced are in his handwriting. (
<hi rend="italic">These were applications for assistance, and enclosed copies of the document alleged to be libellous, and which alleged that he had been ruined by the misconduct of Mr. Pritchard, who, not acting fairly as a partner, had deprived him of his business, and obtained it for himself.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am connected by marriage with the defendant—up to a certain time I was on very intimate terms with him—I and my wife have frequently accepted his hospitality.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no vindictive feeling towards him—on discovering that this libel was being circulated among members of the Stock Ex
<lb/>change I felt it my duty to take proceedings.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the difficulties he appeared to be in.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PHILIP CRAWLEY</hi> (19)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850302-320-offence-1 t18850302-name-69"/>Patrick Clancey</persName>, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-71" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HINDES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 308). I was on duty near the Old Crown and saw Clancey struggling with the prisoner and bleeding from the neck—I asked him what was the matter—he said "This man has stabbed me"—I took the prisoner into custody—I asked him where the knife was and he gave me this knife; there was no blood on it; the large blade was open—at the station he said the prosecutor and several others had been annoying him for some time, that on this day he went into the public-house, the prosecutor said something to annoy him, and he pulled out the knife to frighten him, and accidentally caught him, but did not mean to injure him—he was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850302-name-72" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ATKINSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, High Street, St. Giles's—I am partner to the divisional surgeon—I was called to the station on 16th</p>
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<p>February—I examined Clancey's neck—he had a small punctured wound about half an inch from the carotid artery, that is about as dangerous a part as can be—the wound itself was not dangerous, it was very trivial—this knife would inflict such a wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am very sorry, it was through a drop of drink.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850302-321-offence-1 t18850302-name-75"/>Louis Marina Casella</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">After the prisoner was given in charge he expressed his desire to plead guilty, asked for forgiveness, and promised not to offend again. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">upon this found a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-321-18850302 t18850302-321-punishment-24"/>he entered into his own recognisance in 25l. to appear for judgment if called upon.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18850302-322-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining 300lb. of butter by false pretences from
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850302-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850302-name-78" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-78" type="surname" value="POULET"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-78" type="given" value="ULYSSE"/>ULYSSE POULET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a butter merchant, in the province of Jura, in France—I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>). (
<hi rend="italic">A translation was read. It was dated Jan. 7th, 1885, from 28, Colebrook Row, Duncan Terrace, London, signed Leon Tissier, stating that he had obtained Mr. Poulet's address from an article in a newspaper describing his butter as of a superior quality, and if he was disposed to try the English market he could easily supply from 2,000 to 3,000 kilos a week, at a commission of 3 per cent.</hi>) In consequence of that letter I sent 121 kilos of butter, worth 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., addressed as stated, and in course of post I received this letter, dated 12th January, enclosing a cheque for 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on the Royal Exchange Bank, 75, Cornhill, signed Leon Tissier—I sent the cheque to my bankers, and it was paid—I afterwards received this letter of 16th January—before receiving it I had sent off a second consignment of butter of 227 kilos—I sent that before the cheque was paid—I received another letter of 20th January, enclosing a cheque for 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I endorsed it away; it was returned to my bankers unpaid, and they handed it to me—I have never been paid that amount—when I received the cheque I believed it to be a good one—in consequenoe of the first cheque being paid I sent 650 kilos more butter, value about 2,400 francs—on 29th January I wrote to the prisoner, the consignment had already been sent; I stopped it on the night of 30th January—I received the telegram, "Through error, banker's cheque returned; sending bank-notes by mail"—I have never received any bank-notes—I received this other letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that in consequence of the dishonesty of a clerk, the cheque, with others, had been returned, from want of funds, but would do what was necessary to avoid a like occurrence.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The second consignment was sent before I received the first cheque—I afterwards went to my solicitor in Paris and lodged a plaint, and he told me the matter must be sent to London—I wanted my money—they told me it was a criminal affair—when I sent the first butter I thought it would become a matter of business—I expected to get a better price in this country altogether—I consigned three parcels of butter to the prisoner, the fourth I arrested—I seal two which I was not able to recover.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">interposing, considered that upon this evidence the case could not be supported, the property evidently not being parted with in consequence of any false pretence; he was afraid the transaction was not quite an honest one, but the prosecutor's evidence put him out of Court.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-322-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-322-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-323-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-80" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I am a hosier, of 135, Hoxton Street—on February 8th, about 11.30, the prisoner came in with a lad and asked for a ten-penny tie and a sixpenny-halfpenny front—he gave me a half-crown, which I put in a drawer by itself, gave him the change, and he left—he came again by himself about 2.30 for a shilling necktie, and gave me another half-crown—I tried it, and told him it was bad—I had given him the change—he went out; I called to him and followed him, and told him it was bad, and the previous one also—he said "You can't prove I gave you the first"—I took him back, tried the first coin, found it bad, and gave him in custody with the two coins.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 144). I was called to Mrs. Reynolds's shop, and she charged the prisoner with uttering two counterfeit half-crowns—he said "I must have got them in my wages," and offered to pay the half-crown—I found on him four shillings and a halfpenny—he said again at the station that he must have received them in his wages on Saturday night, and that he worked for Messrs. Simpkins, printers, Savoy Street, Strand—I have been to them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am examiner of coins to the Mint—these coins are both bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know they were bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-323-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18850302-324-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-84" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MASTERS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Martin, a cigar dealer, 17, Royal Opera Arcade, Haymarket—on February 4th, about 9.30 p.m., I served the prisoner with a threepenny cigar; he gave me a half-crown; I gave him the change and put it in the till—I cannot say whether there was any other half-crown there—I examined it after he left, and could not exactly tell whether it was good or bad; there was a peculiar bright
<lb/>ness about it—Martin afterwards called my attention to it—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-85" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTIN</persName> </hi>. On 4th February, about 6.30, I left my shop in Masters's charge—when I returned I went to the till and found this bad half-crown; there was no other half-crown or large coin there—I put it on a shelf behind, and afterwards gave it to New.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-86" type="surname" value="NEW"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS NEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). On 6th February I received the half-crown from Mr. Martin—I communicated with him when I found the prisoner was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850302-name-87" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-87" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT MAYER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to a hosier at 223 1/2, Regent Street—on 17th February the prisoner came in for a tie—the shopman sold him one price 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he tendered a half-crown—I examined it; it was bad—I</p>
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<p>broke it with my fingers, and told him it was bad—he said "Is it?"—these are the pieces—he said nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-88" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BENGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman CR</hi> 26). On 17th February the prisoner was given into my custody at 223 1/2, Begent Street—I found on him three-pence and a pawn-ticket—Mr. Mayo gave me these two pieces of a half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two pieces of a half-crown and this half-crown are bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-324-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-91" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WOOLFORD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Baker's Arms, Marylebone—on 15th February, between 11 and 12 a.m., I served the prisoner with a glass of ale; he got in conversation with somebody, stood a pot of ale, price four-pence, and put down a half-crown; I gave him a florin and twopence, and put it in the till, where there was no other half-crown—after he left I found it was bad, and gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had not been drinking or I should not have served you—I was in the cellar, and my wife sent me down half-a-crown to change; you were there when I went down—I was there 20 minutes, and you were gone when I came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A boy came in with a bad half-crown from next door, and in consequence of that I looked at the prisoner's half-crown and found it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-92" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at a newspaper shop in Stamford Street, Marylebone, next door but one to the Baker's Arms—on 5th February, about 12.45, the prisoner came in for a morning newspaper—I handed him the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News;</hi> he gave me half-a-crown—I had not change, and sent the boy for it while the prisoner waited—the boy came back with the barman from the Yorkshire Stingo, and said in the prisoner's presence that the coin was bad—I asked him if he knew it was bad—he said "No"—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You made no objection to my sending for change—you did not attempt to go out of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-93" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GLITHERO</persName> </hi>. I was in this newspaper shop, and Mr. West gave me half-a-crown to get change—I took it first to the Baker's Arms—I did not get the change there, and took it to the Yorkshire Stingo—the barman tried it and bent it, and went across to the newspaper shop with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-94" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WHITEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Yorkshire Stingo—on February 5th Glithero brought me a half-crown; I broke it in the tester—here are the pieces (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went with him to the newspaper shop, and found the prisoner there coming towards the door—I said "You will have to wait here till the police come"—he made no reply—I threw the half-crown on the counter and closed the doors, and a policeman came, and said "Where did you get it from?"—he said "In Dorset Square," or "At the corner of Dorset Square"—he said "Turn your pockets out"—he did so, and produced 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze and some silver—the policeman said "It is a very singular thing you should offer a half-crown for a penny paper when you had got some bronze money on you"—he said "Let me go and see the
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi>"—I left him with the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say that I had orders from the
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi> to lock any man up who came with a bad half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-95" type="given" value="ROLAND"/>ROLAND ROBBINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 256). I was called, and Mr. Watts said "This man has given me a half-crown in payment for a newspaper, and it is a bad one," handing me these pieces—the prisoner said they had been drinking, and he was not aware it was bad—I searched him, and found a florin, two shillings, and three halfpence—he was taken to the station, and Mr. Woolford identified him; he had had some drink, but he was not drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two pieces of a half-crown are bad, and so is this half-crown; they are from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence said that a betting man in a public-house gave him 20 shillings in exchange for a sovereign the day before, and that the half-crown he passed was among it, and he did not know that it was bad.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-325-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> **
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of unlawfully utter
<lb/>ing counterfeit coin at St. Albans on January</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1884. (17
<hi rend="italic">other convictions were proved against him.)—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-98" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA CHAMPNEY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Rising Sun, Marylebone—on 5th February, at 9.10 p.m., I served the prisoner with some lemonade and a dash of bitter, which came to 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I said "Do you know what you have given me? you have given me a bad half-crown?"—he said "I didn't know it"—I put it in the tester; it bent all round the edge, and I gave it back to him—he paid with a good half-crown and I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3 12
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I have no doubt he is the man—I saw him next at Marylebone Police-court on the 12th with two or three others, and identified him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not lock you up, because I was alone in the bar</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-99" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BIDGOOD</persName> </hi>. I manage the Angel Tavern, Marylebone, about five minutes' walk from the Rising Sun—on February 5th, about 9.25, I saw the prisoner there—the barmaid spoke to me and brought me a bad coin, but I don't know whether the prisoner could hear what she said—I said "What is this?"—he said "It is only this half-crown, I don't know where I got it," and he said to the landlady "I have had several from various gentlemen during the day, and I don't know where I got it from, take it out of that." throwing down a good half-crown—the barmaid gave him change, and kept the bad one and let him go—I followed him; he spoke to a young man and I gave him in custody with the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were outside of the house a full quarter of an hour before the policeman took you—you went into a dark corner, but I don't know what you did.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-100" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LOWE</persName> </hi>. I assist at the bar in the Angel Tavern—on 5th Feb
<lb/>ruary, about 9.25 p.m., I served the prisoner with some lemonade and a dash of bitter, price 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I saw it was bad, put it in the tester, broke it, and gave it to the manager, who came back with me to the prisoner, who paid with a good half-crown and got; the change—I think there was a florin and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., out of which he gave me back 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for a cigar—he told the manager he had had several half-crowns</p>
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<p>given him during the day, and could not say where he got it, he did not know it was bad, and threw down another.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-101" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BOWLES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 77). Bidgood pointed out the prisoner to me in Theyer Street—I stopped him and said "You offered the prose
<lb/>cutor a bad half-crown at the Angel public-house"—he said "Yes"—I searched him and found a florin and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—he gave his address 28, Garside Street, Manchester—he was taken to the station, put with three others, and Clara Champney picked him out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is bad; a coin which curled up in the tester would undoubtedly be bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that he came up from Manchester the day before, and was robbed of</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">l., and was obliged to sell some of his things to get some money, and that was how he got the bad coins.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-326-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE McDONALD</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-104" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY FOWLER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Harry Tavern, Brunswick Road, Poplar—on 12th February, between 9 and 11 o'clock, I served the prisoner Godsell (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 690) with a pint of fourpenny ale—he gave me a florin—I thought it was bad and showed it to my mistress, tested it in the till, and it bent easily—I gave it back to Godsell and told him it was bad—he said "Oh, is it?"—he then paid with a good fourpenny-piece—I next saw him in custody at the police-station, and identified him; he was placed with several others, I can't say how many—I did not see any other man who is here, in the house with God sell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-105" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am 13 years old, and live at 13, Alfin Street, Bromley—I am working there for a man in a coal shed—on 16th Feb
<lb/>ruary Godsell came into my master's shop for a quartern of coals, which came to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I knew my mistress had no change and went and got change from Emily Linton, next door—I gave Godsell his change and he went away with the coals—after he had gone Emily Linton brought the shilling back; I found it was bad—Godsell lives near me, and I went round to his house with the bad shilling and showed it to him—McDonald was in the passage and could hear what I said—I said to Godsell "This is a bad shilling"—he said "So it is," and gave me 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and McDonald gave me 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I gave him the shilling back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not recognise the shilling when brought back by Emily Linton—when I said to Godsell "This is a bad shilling," McDonald was in the passage, close to him, and Godsell said to McDonald "Lend me some money," and he lent him 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-106" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY LINTON</persName> </hi>. I live with my father, who keeps a dairy, at 88, Upper Fowler Street—on 16th February the last witness brought me a shilling to change—soon afterwards I found it was bad, and took it back to him—it had not been mixed with any other money, it laid on the counter, and I swear it is the same as McCarthy gave me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It laid on the counter about three or four minutes—this was between 9.30 and 9.45—customers come in about that time, but they did not on this morning—when the boy had gone I tried it—we have a till—when I took it to the boy he said "I will take it back to the man."</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-107" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 144, Lundy Street, Poplar, and keep the Princess of Wales beer shop—on 17th February, about 8 p.m., Wiggins came in alone—my cousin, Rose Starling, was serving in the bar—she is not here—I could see what passed; he asked for a penny
<hi rend="italic">smoke,</hi> fumbled in his waistcoat-pocket, and threw a bad florin on the counter—my cousin brought it into the parlour to me—I examined it, found it was bad, broke it, and kept it—after some conversation he went away without it—while I was holding the altercation with Wiggins two men came in, McDonald was one of them; he asked for half a pint of ale and paid with a penny, and as soon as Wiggins went out they followed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I identify McDonald by a mark under his left eye—I asked Wiggins if he had got any other coins like that—he said "No," and I told him to go; and McDonald told Wiggins to go while he had a chance—I am hardly certain whether I said that at the police-court—I signed my depositions at the police-court as correct—Wiggins said "Give me my shilling," and I gave him the two parts—Thomas Lucas is a customer of mine—I have seen him since 17th February and talked to him about this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-108" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LUCAS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, living at 69, Tetley Street, Poplar—on the evening of 17th February I was in Mr. Scott's house—I saw Wiggins come in and tender a shilling for a cigar, to Miss Starling—I saw her take it to Mr. Scott, who broke it and returned it to Wiggins—McDonald and another man then came in and McDonald said to Wiggins "You had better clear out of this"—when Mr. Scott came to the bar with the shilling he said to Wiggins "Have you any more like this?"—he said "No"—Mr. Scott said "Now you just feel in your pockets and see if you have not"—he then pulled out 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers and some tobacco, and Mr. Scott said "You scoundrel, why could not you have paid for that cigar with a penny instead of tendering me a bad shilling? you clear out at once;" and then the prisoner said "You had better clear out," and no sooner had Wiggins gone than some one with McDonald drank up the ale and went out—I watched them towards Grundy Street, and saw Wiggins, McDonald, and a man I don't see here—as soon as they saw me, Wiggins went by himself, McDonald and the other man went another way—I watched Wiggins five or six minutes, he kept crossing the road, trying to thwart me; I didn't follow him—I was taken to the station; there were about 10 persons there, and Wiggins and McDonald among them, and I identified them without difficulty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a customer at Mr. Scott's house—I go there about once a day, sometimes twice—I have been there since 17th Feb
<lb/>ruary, but I have never spoken a word to him about this, I kept my own counsel—Mr. Scott was about two yards off when this conversation took place between Wiggins and McDonald—Mr. Scott was talking in a rather loud tone, he may have been excited.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-109" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SPINKS</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher at 85, Grundy Street, Poplar—on 17th February Sallows came in for half a pound of steak—he gave me a half-crown—I gave him two separate shillings in change—before he was fairly out of the shop I saw it was bad and spoke to my son—we went after him; I caught him—he took back the half-crown and gave me the two shillings and the steak—I saw two men on the opposite side of the road about 100 yards from my shop on the same side, but Sallow had crossed over, I had crossed too—I do not see either of the two men</p>
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<p>here because I did not see their faces—Sallows joined these two after
<lb/>wards, and all three went into a beerhouse—my son watched while I went to the station for a detective—I went back and saw Sallows go into a pork-butcher's shop—I returned to the beerhouse and gave him in custody at the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As soon as Sallows came out of Shafter's I stepped in and asked a question.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw the half-crown at Shafter's—this is exactly like it—I think it was of the Queen's reign.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-110" type="surname" value="SPINKS"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-110" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SPINKS</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness, and assist him in his business—on 17th February, about 10.5, I saw him serve Sallows with half a pound of steak—he gave half-a-crown in payment—my father found it was bad as he was leaving the shop—we followed him, and my father overtook him—McDonald and Wiggins were standing on the opposite side of the road watching the shop—they could not hear what my father said to Sallows—Sallows took back the half-crown and gave back the steak—I followed him—he joined the other two, and all three went into the Coat and Badge—I next saw the prisoner go into Shafter's, about 10 yards from the beerhouse—we followed him, and I believe my father received a coin from Mr. Shafter—this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the one he tendered at our place—I noticed, then that the tail side was much brighter than the head; the head was darker, but it has got brighter—the sergeant marked it afterwards—I gave Sallows in custody on the door step—I watched the beershop, and I did not see Wiggins or McDonald come out while I was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-111" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SHAFTER</persName> </hi>. I am a pork-butcher, of 23, Chrisp Street, Poplar—about 10.30 p.m. on 17th February I served Sallows with a penny saveloy—he put down a half-crown—I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the half-crown in the till, where there was no other silver—he went out immediately, and Mr. Spinks came in, and in consequence of something that he said I took the half-crown out of the till and found it was bad, and Mr. Spinks ran out after him, and he was brought back by a constable—I examined the coin at the time and showed it to my father in the constable's presence—I saw my father give it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only know it by the curtain on it—it was tendered with the tail side up; that was the best-looking side, but the other side was the brightest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never lost sight of the coin after I gave it to Spinks till it was given to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-112" type="surname" value="SPINKS"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-112" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SPINKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was with my father when I saw the three men outside the public-house—their backs were turned towards us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-113" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SIMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 640). I was called to the Coat and Badge beerhouse, and saw Sallows standing in the doorway and McDonald and Wiggins leaving—I took Sallows, and took him to Shafter's shop, who gave me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw McDonald next morning outside Thames Police-court after I had taken Sallows before the Magistrate—Sergeant Butler spoke to him first; he said he wanted him for being concerned with others in passing counterfeit coin—I arrested McDonald, who wanted to know what he was taken for, he said nothing about passing bad money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said he had no bad money on him—I did not hear</p>
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<p>him say anything in answer to the charge—Sergeant Butler found on him 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-114" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH DODD</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Hyder Street, Bromley—my daughter keeps the Mason's Arms—on 17th February, about 10.30 p.m., Godsell and McDonald came in, and remained till 11.30—I recognise McDonald by his having a steel drill; they were having a conversation before the fire, and I looked to see who it was, and I knew him again at the police-station, and picked him out from a number of men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-115" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE CROW</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 64, Ettrick Street, Poplar—Godsell occupied two rooms in our house—I saw McDonald there a fortnight ago to-night—he came with Godsell between 1 and 2 a.m., and stayed till morning, because I bolted the door, and no one went out after that—Wiggins had been there in the daytime—Godsell is his brother-in-law—McDonald and Godsell were together on the 18th, about 7.30 p.m., in the back yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were not there the evening before, that I am aware of—I said before the Magistrate "On the 17th McDonald came with Godsell and stayed all night."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850302-name-116" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-116" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-116" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 13). At 8.30 p.m. on 17th February I saw the four men in the dock in Hyder Street, Poplar; I watched them, and saw Wiggins and Sallows go into several shops, and afterwards join McDonald and Godsell, and then they all went into the Mason's Arms beer-house—I was obliged to go, as I had an appointment, and when I came back they were gone—I was at the police-station, Arbour Square, when Sallow was brought in next morning, and saw the other prisoners outside the Court—I took Wiggins in custody; the other two were taken by a conbtable—Wiggins said in the presence of the other prisoners "You have caught the fox this time; I don't know these men"—I told him he would be charged with being concerned with another man in custody for uttering a counterfeit half-crown—he said "What is the meaning of this? I was talking to a solicitor about a friend of mine; these men are strangers to me; I was working all night on a coal barge; look at my hands, I have not had time to wash them"—I found on him a street-door key, a drill, and a purse containing 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d.:</hi> three florins, three shillings, and the remainder in sixpences—the drill was in his side coat pocket—Godsell said "You have made a mistake, these men are strangers to me; I merely came here for a walk"—McDonald refused his address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was an ordinary door key—I began to keep obser
<lb/>vation on them about 8.30, and saw them go into the Mason's Arms—I left a little before 9 o'clock, and returned in about 20 minutes, and they had then gone—when I arrested McDonald he said he was talking to a solicitor about a friend of his outside the Court—I said that before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). On 18th February I was at Arbour Square Police-court, when Sallows was brought up at 10 o'clock—I saw Wiggins and McDonald taken by Butler, and Godsell immediately went away as hard as he could towards Stepney Church—I went after him and stopped him, and told him he would have to go back with me for being concerned with the other men—he said "You have made a mistake this time, old man; I don't know these people, they are strangers to me"—I took him back to the other prisoners—when I first saw them they were talking to a solicitor's tout.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad, and of the reign of William the Fourth.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-327-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-327-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on 11th December, 1882, in the name of George Watts for uttering counterfeit coin.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 691).</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCALES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., from a hamper behind the street door; in consequence I gave information to the police—these are portions (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) of the webbing which I missed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They are samples of what I sell to wholesale houses—Mr. Matthews's shop is a short distance from my warehouse—we employ a number of girls—I took three or four of them down to Snow Hill to see the prisoner—none of them are here to-day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am a brace and belt manufacturer, of 47, Beach Street, Barbican—on 29th January the prisoner came and offered me 500 yards of brace elastic webbing for sale, he brought three samples with him—he wanted 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a yard; I offered him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., he would not take it, I then offered him 2 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I ultimately agreed to give him 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which was over the value—he agreed to bring the webbing in that night—he then said he should want the patterns—I said I should not allow him to have the patterns or to leave the premises, and I sent for a constable—he said he would tell the constable when he came where the goods were, and when the constable came he refused—I handed the samples to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner bargained with me for three or four minutes from 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. up to 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was perfectly willing to give him 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. as far as he knew when ho came in—my place is about 100 yards from Barrett's—the prisoner had been in the day before, but not to my knowledge—I have had deals with him before for some skins, which he told me he sold on commission—he said he was only getting a small commission.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-123" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER HUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 181). I was fetched to the shop of the last witness, who said that the prisoner had offered him some goods for sale—I asked the prisoner where he got them from—he said they were given to him by a friend for sale—I asked him who; he said he should not say—I took him to Snow Hill Police-station—on the way I asked him what quantity he had—he said 300 or 400 yards, and he said it was at or near King's Square, Goswell Road—I searched him and found some more webbing in his waistcoat pocket corresponding to that which he had offered for sale, some keys, billheads, a knife, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money—he refused his name and address and everything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He asked for leave to go into a public-house for refreshment—he did not say his friend was there—he said at the police-station that he should not give his name and address or any statement</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate said that a man had asked him if he could sell some webbing at</hi> 3
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<hi rend="italic">per cent, discount he could not take less than</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 2 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d., and that then Mr. Matthews burst out saying that they were stolen; that he wished the sergeant to go with him to Goswell Road, as he could find the party and could so find the goods; but he denied saying he knew where the goods were.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCALES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-126" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ROWBOTTOM</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Edward Frank and others, foreign importers, of 46 and 47, Red Cross Street—on the night of 16th, or morning of 17th January, I left the premises at two or three minutes past 7—I locked up the bags safely myself—when I came to business next morning, the 17th, I looked round, saw an entrance had been made, and missed a large quantity of fur, plush, and leather bags from the goods cases—a few of them I see here—they are part of the stolen pro
<lb/>perty, and belong to my firm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We altogether lost about 60 bags—I have only seen six since, of which no two are alike—all but one are such as travellers would carry as samples—travellers' samples are sold to job buyers, but not of this kind—the price of those six would be worth to me 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 55
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. about, roughly—we make a higher class of goods than these.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WISE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 155). In consequence of information received I went with Sage and True to the Red Lion public-house, 82, High Street, Hoxton, where I saw Mrs. Clark, the landlady, who showed me four bags—I made inquiries at Hoxton, and about 9.15 a.m. I went to 88, High Street, Hoxton, the prisoner's address—I saw him, and told him we were police officers, and were making inquiries about fur and plush bags stolen from the City, and asked him whether within a fortnight or three weeks he had bought or sold them—he said "No"—I asked if his wife was in—he said "Yes"—I asked her if she had bought or sold any fur bags—she said "No," in the presence of the prisoner—I cautioned them to be very careful, and asked them some questions, and they said they were positive they had not—I told them they must consider themselves in custody, as I knew they had sold some to the landlady of the Red Lion—the female said "Oh yes, I did sell her one"—I and Sage searched the premises, and found three lady's jerseys—I afterwards, in company with Parker, on the morning of the 31st, Saturday, again went to the prisoner's house, and from off the landing on the second floor Parker handed me these 17 aprons—I then showed him a stall in the street, from which he picked out these seven woollen shawls—I have seen the prisoner some
<lb/>times and sometimes his wife at that stall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner's wife attending to the stall—when she said she had sold one to Mrs. Clark I asked her if she had a</p>
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<p>bill or invoice, and she said "No"—most of the conversation on this point took place with her—the jerseys and bags were the only things found before the prisoner was taken away—he was asked for no explana
<lb/>tion about the jerseys, nor was he for one about the shawls and aprons found afterwards, the only thing he was asked to explain about was the bags—his wife is as active as he is in the business—the bags were openly displayed on the stall—I only knew him have one stall, which was immediately opposite the public-house on this morning, and the public-house is at No. 82 and they live at No. 88—I know the prisoner as a job buyer—the place where they live is a general dealer's—the wife was charged at the police-court and discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-128" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I have heard Wise's evidence; it is correct—I assisted him in searching the prisoner's lodgings, where I found these two bags in a wicker basket on the landing—that was all I found—the prisoner said "There are two of them, you won't find any more"—I took him into custody, and charged him at the police-station—he said when the charge was being taken "I bought 10 of a man in Hoxton Street, and gave 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for them."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18850302-333-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing two rings, a purse, and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the goods and money of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCALES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 194). From information received I went to Mr. Walters's shop, pawnbroker, 104, Aldersgate Street, on 27th January, where I saw the prisoner with this ring in his possession—I said it had been either lost or stolen, and asked him if he could account for having it—he said he bought it of a dealer outside Johnson and Co.'s—I said, "Can you give me the name and address of the party you bought it of or anybody who saw you buy it?"—he said, "No, I cannot, I only know them by sight, and I don't know where they live"—I took him to the station and charged him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and two rings—I have not seen it since—this (
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I manage Mr. Walters's pawnbroker's business, Aldersgate Street—about 20 minutes to 4 on 27th January the prisoner brought this ring to me and asked 10
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-149" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). I went to 91, Waterloo Street, Camberwell, which the prisoner gave as his address; he was not known there—he tendered to the pawnbroker's assistant a card Morley and Anderson, Shakspere public-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850302-name-150" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-150" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MORLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of the Shakspere public-house, Waterloo Street, Camberwell Green—I had until a few days ago a partner named Anderson, we have just dissolved—this is my card—I have seen the prisoner at the Queen, Newington Butts, occasionally—he did not live at my house—I occasionally gave my card to different people when in the house—I suppose that is how the prisoner got it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of felony in July, 1869.—
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<interp inst="t18850302-334-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> ** to stealing 23 1/2 yards of network, the goods of the
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-334-18850302 t18850302-334-punishment-33"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850302-335-offence-1 t18850302-name-154"/>Caroline Matilda Gill</persName>, his wife being then alive.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-335-18850302 t18850302-335-punishment-34"/>One Month's Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Day.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FOOKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAGNEY</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-158" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN POTTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Potter, of 76, Halton Road, Islington—the prisoner and his wife lodged with us five months—on 6th January, about 2 o'clock in the afternoon, the prisoner came down
<lb/>stairs and got some coals—he came into my room and talked for some time in a friendly manner—he said his wife was lying on the couch, poorly—he asked if I would give him a cup of tea, I said "Yes"—he then went upstairs and brought down a few nuts—he asked how long I should be, I said not long—he then went out on the stairs—I looked up and he was standing against the window—I received a blow from him on</p>
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<p>the side of the head—the first three blows felled me to the ground; I was covered with blood—I could not say how many blows I had—I screamed out and ran into the Jobby—he said "I will murder you"—I felt a gash in the cheek—I ran into the garden and got on the dustbin; he pulled me down; I got on the wall, he held me by my clothes and stabbed me—I had had no words with him—the night before I had been with his wife and Mr. Blanch to the Agricultural Hall, and when we came from there we went to a house; we did not remain there a minute—I was told to come out, the other two came out directly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not shut Blanch and the prisoner's wife in a room together—the prisoner's wife did not object to entering the house—she had been long wanting me to go into one; she caught hold of me to pull me in, to go in with her, I suppose to keep her company—I had known Mr. Blanch over five years—Mrs. Dowd had not met him before that day—we missed her at the Agricultural Hall, and met her again at the corner of Theberton Street—I was going into the City—the prisoner and my husband were friends, and so were Mrs. Dowd and I—I have been out with her several times—the prisoner said he was pleased at our going out together to enjoy ourselves—Mrs. Dowd went first to the Agri
<lb/>cultural Hall, and then I and Mr. Blanch—he is a cab proprietor at Lee—the prisoner was standing in the Hall as we went in, he saw his wife—there were not a great many people there—Mrs. Dowd lost us there—I told the prisoner that Mr. Blanch and I were going to my hus
<lb/>band in the City—we got into a tramcar for that purpose, the prisoner got on the top—Mr. Blanch said he did not like the prisoner following us, and we got out, and the prisoner got off, and I went to the City, and then to my brother's—the next day the prisoner was talking to me very friendly quite an hour and a quarter before he struck me—he did not refer to anything that had happened the previous evening—he did not ask me if I and Blanch had met his wife again after leaving the Hall, nor did I say "No"—he had never been in the habit of coming down and taking up his coals; his coals are kept in the back kitchen—he did not say that the coals were too large, and he would have to break them—I did not see him come down with anything in his hand, I was very busy—he went up and spoke to his wife; when he came down again he did not refer to the events of the night before—he did not say "Mrs. Dowd tells me you did meet her again"—I did not reply "Did she; well, there was no harm done"—there was no harm done to my knowledge—they were not in the house a minute, they followed me out—the prisoner did not say "How do I know no harm was done after the lies you have told?"—I swear no such conversation took place—I do not know who proposed going to the house—Blanch had not been to the house before to my knowledge; I can't say whether Mrs. Dowd had, I did not suppose she had—I can't say whether she named the house—I don't know who did—we walked in without knocking or ringing—I knew there were bad houses up there—I don't know what sort of a house this particular house was—I did not know who lived there—I had lived in that street about seven years ago—when Mrs. Dowd came out of the house she asked me if I was going home, and I said no, I was going to the City; she and Blanch were quarrelling together—I did not ask her how much money he had offered her—when she told me she had refused it I did not call</p>
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<p>her a b—fool—they were having words about money matters—I never saw a soldering iron in the prisoner's possession.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-159" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT POOLE</persName> </hi>. I am traveller to a silversmith, and live at 19, Con
<lb/>naught Road, Finsbury Park—on the afternoon of 6th January I was employed next door to Mr. Potter—I heard cries of "Oh, oh," and "Murder" at the back—I went into the back garden and saw Mrs. Potter in the act of falling over the wall; she rolled on to a fowl-house and then on to the ground—she got up and walked a little way and then fell—I saw that her head was cut in several places and her face over blood—people came and helped her—I went to the front of the house and in about 10 minutes I saw the prisoner come out of No. 76—I laid hold of him and said he would have to come with me—when opposite 74 he said "How is she?"—I said "Never mind about that, come along with me"—I took him to the station—he was quite sober—on the way he wanted some brandy; I gave him some ale—I said "You have got your
<lb/>self into a nice mess"—he said "It is all through my wife."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He seemed very excited—I had never seen him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-160" type="surname" value="MILWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18850302-name-160" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MILWARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was called to 74, Halton Road and found the prosecutrix in a back room, second floor, bleeding very much from the head and other wounds—I sent for Dr. Greenwood—I went to the station and found the prisoner detained there—he was for
<lb/>mally charged with wounding Mary Ann Potter; he made no reply—I went back to No. 76—I found a little blood in the kitchen, and traced a quantity of blood into the back garden and over the wall—I picked up this soldering-iron in the kitchen; there was blood upon it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-161" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GREENWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am an M.D. and surgeon—on Tuesday after
<lb/>noon, 6th January, I was sent for to 74, Halton Road, and there found Mrs. Potter lying on a sofa—she was suffering from a series of wounds, 12 altogether, on the head, shoulder, neck, and ear, mostly down to the bone—they might have been inflicted with this soldering-iron—her life was in danger for about a fortnight—I attended her till she got well; she has quite recovered; every one of the wounds has healed up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is possible that a man who has suffered from fever and sunstroke would, under extreme provocation, be in a state or frenzy, more so than an ordinary person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I attacked the woman in a fit of ungovernable fury on discovering that she had been telling me lies and trying to seduce my wife."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character. He had been in the Army for more than 30 years, had served in the Crimea and India with distinction, and had been promoted to the office of barrack sergeant, and received three medals.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognisance in</hi> 50
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-165" type="given" value="LEACHAM"/>LEACHAM THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I live at Beaconsfield Road, Hermitage Road, Canning Town—on 10th February, at a quarter past 12, I was walking along the East India Dock Road, when four or five men, of whom the prisoners are two, came up to me—Martin put his arm round my neck and threw me on my back, and Madegan put his hand over my mouth and knelt on it—Martin, while I was lying on the ground, put his hand into my left-hand trousers pocket—they then all ran off—my pocket was turned inside out; I had had 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in my pocket, and had felt it safe there about five minutes previously—I called out "Police" and "Mur
<lb/>der" and pursued them—they then all four came back and attacked me a second time—Martin knocked me down and Madegan, as before, put his hand over my mouth and knelt on it, and Martin took a silver tobacco-box, a bunch of keys and a knife, out of my left-hand trousers pocket—two detectives then came up and took the two prisoners into custody; the other men escaped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Martin.</hi> I did not take hold of your collar when you saw me lying on the ground and came to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-166" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NEWALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 39, Shepherd Street, Canning Town, and am a labourer—on 10th February I was in the East India Dock Road, between a quarter and half-past 12 a.m., and saw the prosecutor getting up off the road—I came along very quick and the prosecutor walked on the one side of the road and there were five
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> standing on the other side; the prisoners are two of them—Madegan said to Martin "Go over and hit him another
<hi rend="italic">clout</hi>"—Martin went over and threw the prosecutor to the ground, and Madegan put his hand over the prosecutor's mouth and his knee on it—Martin put his hand in the pro
<lb/>secutor's pockets and took some money out—I saw the money and heard it jink on to the ground—Madegan said to Martin "Put it in your pocket, here comes some one"—I said "If you don't let the man have fair play I will call upon a policeman"—one of the other three got up and made a kick at me—they got up and ran off—the prosecutor shouted "Murder," and then two detectives came up and took the men into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Madegan.</hi> I came to Arbour Square that night and gave the evidence I have given now—I picked the prosecutor's hat out of the road—I did not know to whom it belonged, and I followed the two officers to the station, when the prosecutor said "That is my hat."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Martin.</hi> Thomas had your hat on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-167" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD MOLLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a married woman, of 10, Well Street, Canning Town—on 10th February, about 11.45, I was in the East India Road, near the Poplar Hospital, and saw the prosecutor on the other side of the road—I went to a coffee stall, and while there saw the prosecutor lighting his pipe or counting his money; I won't be certain which, opposite the lamp; when I left the coffee stall and went on and got up to him he was on the ground on the opposite side to me, and I saw five men on the top of him—I saw the last witness there, and said to him "What are they doing?"—we were close to the men—he said "I don't know"—I saw Madegan on the top of the prosecutor's head, and Martin on the lower part of his body—the prosecutor called out "Murder!" and "Police!"—he got up—the prisoners went a little way off; they afterwards came back, and</p>
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<p>Madegan did the same as before, and Martin was there on the other side—then the detectives came up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). On 10th February, shortly after 12 o'clock at night, I was in the East India Road, off duty, in company with Sergeant Duncan—I heard cries of "Murder!" and went up and saw the prosecutor lying on the ground, and Martin lying on the ground by the side of him; they were struggling, and Madegan was running away—I ran after him some distance, caught him, and said "What have you done to that man? I am a police officer, you will have to come back"—he said "Let me go, I have not got anything"—I pulled him towards where the prosecutor had been lying; he struggled to get away, and got his legs between mine several times—I repeatedly told him I was a police officer, and that he would have to come back—Duck was struggling a few yards off with Martin; he blew his whistle—Madegan caught hold of me by the shirt collar, and forced his finger round my throat and almost choked me, but the mounted sergeant came up on hearing Duck's whistle, and held Madegan; he was very violent—at the station I searched him, and in his pocket found a knife with the blade open, and some fireman's discharges, and one shilling in silver and one penny in bronze.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Madegan.</hi> You afterwards walked quietly to the station—you were not standing on the road when I came up and asked what was the matter, you were running away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). On this night I was with Breed, and heard cries of "Murder!" and "Police!"—we went up and found the prosecutor on the ground, and saw Martin running away—I caught him; he said "I don't know anything about his purse,
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi>"—I had said nothing to him about a purse—I said "I am a police officer, I shall take you back and see what is the matter"—whilst taking him back he placed one of his feet between my legs and threw me on my back—I struggled with him for some time, both on the ground, he struggling to get away and kicking me—eventually I got on his chest, and held him by his scarf and blew my whistle; assistance came and he was taken to the station, where I searched him and found 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in his trousers pocket, and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. up his sleeve—he said nothing then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Martin, in his defence, stated that he was going home when the detective came and knelt on his chest.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Madegan stated that the discharges found on him would prove whether he got an honest living or not.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTIN</hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-171" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY"/>ARTHUR HENRY LYON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Worcester Arms, Marylebone—on 9th February at 7 o'clock the prisoner came into my bar and handed me this cheque, and asked for change for Mr. Clark, of 40, Paddington Street—I asked him if Mr. Clark gave it him—he said "Yes"—I asked him if Mr. Clark told him to come to me—he said Mr. Clark told him to get change where he could—I said I would go round with him to 40, Paddington Street, and opened the door, when he ran away, leaving the cheque with me—I ran after him, caught him, and gave him into custody—after he was caught he said "Let me go, I found the cheque"</p>
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<p>—I asked him why he ran away—he said "Because I was afraid you were going to lock me up"—he was taken to the station—I had never seen Mr. Clark previous to this case.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-172" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLARK</persName> </hi>. I live at 40, Paddington Street, and am a dairyman—I know nothing about this cheque whatever; it is not my endorsement nor my initial—I might have seen the prisoner, living so close, but not to my knowledge—he does not work for me at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850302-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE NICHOLS"/>GEORGE NICHOLS HILL</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Marylebone branch of the London and Westminster Bank—I don't know any customer of the name of Didgood, in which this cheque is drawn—this cheque-form was issued to B. L. Wilson on 24th July—he has died; I don✗'t know when, about two months ago, I think—he was dead before 9th February.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 75). I was called on 9th February to take the prisoner into custody—Mr. Lyon gave him into custody—the prisoner said at first he found the cheque, then that Mr. Clark had sent him to change it, and that if he had got it changed he should have enjoyed himself with the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he knew he was guilty of uttering the cheque, but that he did not know it was forged.</hi> </p>
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