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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NOTTAGE, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—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> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CHALCRAFT</hi> (38)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM THOMAS BARRETT</hi> (34)</persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18850323-396-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> unlawfully obtaining 75,000 bricks by false pre
<lb/>tences from Henry Bray and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R.T. WEIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSES. WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Chalcraft, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Barrett.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LEHMAN</persName> </hi>. I carry on business in partnership with Henry Bray and George Thomas Hines, brickmakers, near Peterborough—we have offices at Nottingham—I manage the works at Nottingham—I have nothing to do with Peterborough—in August last Barrett applied by letter to be a commission agent for the sale of our bricks; we replied through our manager agreeing to pay him a commission of 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per thousand—on 4th September he wrote us a letter accepting those terms—on 16th October we received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had received an order from Buckle, of 72, Mark Lane and Tottenham, for 100,000 bricks, giving a reference.</hi>) It is our practice to require references or a guarantee before supplying bricks—on 6th November we received this letter from Barrett. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the freeholder had declined to allow Buckle to sign the agreement on account of his delay, and that he had arranged with Linnett to proceed with the work and give the necessary guarantee.</hi>) In reply to that, on 7th November, we wrote saying if the guarantee was satis
<lb/>factory we would pay the carriage—on the 11th we received this letter from Barrett enclosing this guarantee for Linnett from Chalcraft as the freeholder—on the 13th we wrote accepting the guarantee, and stating that instructions would be given to supply the bricks—we did supply bricks; 75,000 bricks, amounting to upwards of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I made some in
<lb/>quiries respecting Chalcraft, and after 9th December discontinued the supply of bricks—at the time I consigned these bricks I believed the statement contained in the letters of 6th and 11th November, and the guarantee—if I had been told that Linnett was a journeyman printer out</p>
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<p>of work it would not have been a transaction in the ordinary course of business, nor if I had known that Chalcraft was not the freeholder—I never received any repudiation of the order from Linnett, or any protest against invoices being sent to him—I had no notice from Barrett or Chal
<lb/>craft that the bricks were being used by Barrett—throughout the trans
<lb/>action I regarded Barrett as our commission agent; as such he would not be responsible for the price of the bricks—I depended upon the consignee, the reference, or the guarantee—we have never supplied an agent with bricks for himself—on 14th January I wrote to Barrett requesting him to call on our solicitor—if bricks were supplied to an agent who gave proper references, he would still be entitled to his commission, but such a thing has never occurred—I never received payment for any of these bricks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>. I have never been offered payment for them—there are three partners in my firm—at present we have only one agent, at the time in question we had two—I superintend the work of the office—I do not sell bricks—I do not get customers; we leave that to the agents, but we are not satisfied if they simply make inquiries about the customer—we were satisfied in the first instance in this case—I wrote to Barrett to say that as he was perfectly satisfied as to the
<hi rend="italic">bona fides</hi> of both parties I was satisfied—the bricks were forwarded on 14th November—I made inquiries on 1st December—we should supply anybody with bricks if they paid beforehand—if I had been paid for these I should not have been here, because I should not have known of the fraud—assuming I had known of the fraud, and been paid for the bricks, I should certainly have been here; there would still have been the misappropriation—Barrett's customers did not always turn out all right—Barrett forwarded the guarantee—it was in his writing—the last consignment of bricks sent to Linnett was 9th December, I think; then we stopped in consequence of inquiries made in reference to Chalcraft—I first instructed my solicitor to ask Chalcraft for payment about 14th January—I believe between that time and 9th December I was corresponding with Barrett—I wrote to Linnett for payment—I do not know whether any offers were made by Chalcraft to my solicitor to pay for the bricks—when I found out these fraudulent pretences I applied for a warrant, and had Chalcraft arrested—I have never had any communication whatever with Chalcraft—before I had this written guarantee Barrett had told me that he was satisfied with the
<hi rend="italic">bona fides</hi> of the parties, and that he had a verbal guarantee from them, and I requested that to be put in writing and in legal form.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I was to be the judge whether Barrett's customers' references were good or not—to commission was to be 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per 1,000—we supplied goods to Petley on Barrett's introduction—we had a stop order in that case, not a guarantee—we supplied bricks to Blackford also at Chingford—I can't remember how many—they were sent to Blackford to pay the carriage, he did not pay it, and the Midland Company sold them to defray the expenses—I had some correspondence with Barrett about it—I have been told that all these bricks have been used on this land—the freeholder is Miss Mayho, and I know now that she has been living with Chalcraft as his wife—I did not know it when I preferred this charge—when I determined to take criminal proceedings against Chalcraft I was advised by my solicitor to include Barrett.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In the first instance I applied to Linnett, the consignee,</p>
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<p>for payment—I had a reply from him, and then I applied to Barrett, and after that I applied to Chalcraft through my solicitor—it is a fact that in the letter of 6th November Barrett says he will get the guarantee put into writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY OLDING</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the manufacturing de
<lb/>partment of Bray and Co. at Peterborough—in November and December last I consigned bricks to Mr. Linnett—I sent invoices to Mr. Linnett, 27, Spencer Road, Holloway—I produce the counterfoils—I sent the con
<lb/>signment notes to the officials of the railway.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LINNETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Spencer Road, Holloway—up to June last I was a printer's warehouseman, in the same employment for twenty-six years—I left in consequence of the company being wound up—from June to December I was out of employment—I have never been a builder, and never had anything to do with building, and never signed a building agreement—I have known Chalcraft ten or eleven years—be
<lb/>tween June and December I was frequently in his company—he knew the nature of my employment; he knew of my having left it in June—I first met Barrett, I think, about November in the Holloway Road—I was with Chalcraft at the time; nothing passed between me and Barrett then—at a later date I went with the prisoner to Messrs. Goldring and Mit
<lb/>chell's, solicitors—I waited outside; they went in—they said they were going to sign a building agreement—Barrett said so—when they came out Barrett said "I must go and see about the bricks now; I am going to see Mr. So-and-So in Chancery Lane; I have ordered the bricks in your name"—I said "I object to that"—Chalcraft was present—we were all three together, and I should think he heard what passed—I saw the prisoners several times after that—I did not know Barrett's address, and I wrote a letter to Chalcraft—I received some invoices some time before Christmas—I sealed them in an envelope, and was going to send them back to Bray and Co.—I met Barrett on the way to the post—he said "Have you got any orders from Bray and Co.?"—I said "Yes"—he took them from my hand—we went into the Tollington public-house and met Chalcraft there—he took the papers from Barrett's hand, and said "They are nothing to do with Linnett; they have got my guarantee"—I received further letters—Barrett called for them as a rule, and I gave them to him—I told him repeatedly not to have the letters or orders ad
<lb/>dressed to me—he put me off with excuses from time to time—after I had received the first letter Barrett asked me to give him a note to the station-master at Tottenham to have these bricks consigned to a carman, which I refused to give him—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is not in my handwriting, or the signature to it; it purports to be my name—my name is C. Linnett, that is E. Linnett—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is not my writing—I did not give any authority to write it—I saw Chalcraft in January or February—I met him at Tottenham Station, and asked him if he was coming down—he said "I have got the bricks, and am using them and intend to pay for them"—they were on a plot of building ground—I don't know the address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>. It was at the County Court at Ed
<lb/>monton that Chalcraft said he had got the bricks and intended to pay for them—between June and December I was looking out for a living—Chalcraft never employed me; I wouldn't work for him—I went down to Croydon two or three times for him at my own expense—if he gave</p>
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<p>me anything I was out of pocket—he treated me about once in a dozen times—I have nothing to complain about his treatment—I understood that Barrett was going to be the builder under the building agreement—I went with them because I had nothing else to do—I was requested to do so, but I don't know which of the two asked me—I never sent to Bray and Co. to ask them not to send bricks to me—when Chalcraft said it had nothing to do with Linnett, I understood I had nothing at all to do with it—I don't think Chalcraft ever asked me to receive the bricks—he was living at Finchley at this time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I knew where these bricks were going to be used—I saw them them at the station on one occasion with Barrett—this delivery of papers from Bray and Co. went on, it might be for two, three, four, or five weeks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am station-master at the White Hart Lane Station—during November and December last several trucks of bricks arrived from Bray and Co. to C. Linnett—I sent these advice notes to Linnett—on 18th November, after the first consignment arrived, Barrett came to the office and asked if we had any bricks in for him or them—I believe he said "for me"—I asked him if he was Mr. Linnett—he said "No, I am not Mr. Linnett, I am Mr. Barrett, the agent for the senders, and I have an interest in the consignees"—he wanted me to allow him to com
<lb/>mence unloading, to save the demurrage—I said I could not do it until I had the advice note back from Mr. Linnett—the following day the carman, Lester, came without any note, and I refused to let the bricks go—he came back again about an hour and a half or two hours afterwards with an advice note, and I then allowed him to unload the bricks—I afterwards employed another carter who lived nearer to save the demurrage—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the note given me by Lester: "Kindly allow Mr. Barker to unload the bricks consigned to me, and in future advise him of any arrival, instead of Lester. E. Linnett."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>. I had no communications whatever with Chalcraft.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-7" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH LESTER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, living at Finchley—about the middle of November I received instructions from Barrett to remove some bricks from White Hart. Lane to Tottenham to a plot of ground by St. Paul's Church—I carted about 27,000 bricks—I have been partly paid by Barrett.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>. Chalcraft spoke to me first of all about the bricks, and recommended me to Barrett.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. On 17th November I met Chalcraft and Barrett together outside some hotel.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BARKER</hi>. I am a carter, living at 155, Birkbeck Road—during November and December last I carted some bricks from White Hart Station to Tottenham—Barrett engaged me to do that—he called at my house with Chalcraft, and asked me to draw them, and I agreed for price—I went with Barrett to the station; he showed me that green paper, and he left it with the station-master—I have seen Chalcraft on the land—I have not been paid for this carting—I have not said anything to Chalcraft about being paid—it was some time after that I told Chalcraft I had not been paid, and he said "Well, I suppose I must pay you"—I have taken proceedings against Barrett to get paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>. Barrett employed me—it was in</p>
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<p>January this year, I think, that Chalcraft said "I suppose I must pay it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-8" type="given" value="SYDNEY GATER"/>SYDNEY GATER WARNER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 6, Quality Court. Chancery Lane—I am acting for the prosecution—I wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) to Chalcraft on 14th or 15th January last, and received this one in reply from Goldring and Mitchell, his solicitors—Chalcraft called on me shortly afterwards and produced this building a greemont which he said was between Miss Mayho and Barrett—I did not read it—I pressed him for payment—he said he would pay, but offered no terms which any business man would accept—at that time I knew nothing at all about the frauds—I pressed him for payment in the usual way, treat
<lb/>ing it as a civil debt—he produced the agreement and said it was all a mistake—he took it away with him—afterwards I received this letter from Goldring and Mitchell, dated 23rd January, and stating if I would delay the writ Chalcraft would probably make a substantial payment on account—after that I called on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>. The date of my first instructions from my client would probably be the 14th, and they sent the correspondence that had passed between them and Barrett—Chalcraft called and pro
<lb/>duced the building agreement about the 19th—I saw it in his hand; it never came into my possession, and I never read it—I saw the outside of it—I did not see who it was between—he told me it was between Miss Mayho and Barrett—I understood Barrett to be the builder—it was after that date that I wrote to Goldring and Mitchell—Chalcraft did not deny his liability at all—he offered nothing, but promised to pay at a future date—he made no other promise.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES YOUNG"/>JAMES YOUNG PATTISON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the last witness—I went to the Middlesex Registry on 24th February and made a search there—I produce a certificate of a memorial of a conveyance from Hinds to Chalcraft of certain land on a plan there—that is the land that was pointed out to me by the carter as the place he had taken the bricks to—that is dated 29th Decem
<lb/>ber, 1882—I also produce a certificate of memorial of a conveyance from Chalcraft to Miss Mayho—I also found a memorial of a mortgage dated 5th December, 1884, by Miss Mayho to Davis, and also a mortgage bearing the same date as the first conveyance from Chalcraft to Hinds—those are all the memorials I found with reference to this property—I remember Chalcraft calling at Mr. Warner's office about January 19—I was there all the time he was there—he made no offer of terms—he admitted his liability to the debt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>. I went to the Registry to search for any records of any dealings with this property—I read them sufficiently to see as to the parties and the land in question—I saw that the mortgage with Miss Mayho and Davis was a mortgage of the same property from Miss Mayho the then freeholder to Mr. Davis; that was" all I wanted to know—I did not find out the object of the mortgage—I did not think it important—I have not brought the certificate for the mortgage—I do not know that Barrett's name appears in the mortgage about a dozen times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The object of the mortgage would not appear on the memorial—I searched to see if there were any memorials of any lease, there were none.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TYLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I am stationed at Tottenham—at 9</p>
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<p>o'clock on the 12th February I found Chalcraft at the station, where he had come to give himself up—I told him I had a warrant to arrest him—I read it to him—he said "I heard there was a warrant for my apprehension and come to give myself up"—on the 17th I went to 3, Baronsmere Eoad, Finchley, and saw Barrett there—I told him I had a warrant to arrest him for obtaining 75,000 bricks—I read it to him—he said "If I had known you had a warrant to arrest me I would have given myself up"—the warrant had been out some days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Chalcraft.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-11" type="given" value="MARY ANN WARWICK"/>MARY ANN WARWICK MAYHO</persName> </hi>. I am at present residing at 11, Bruns
<lb/>wick Road, Tottenham—I formerly resided at Banbury—I carried on business there with my sister as dressmakers and milliners—I had half the profits of the business—I have been for some time, and up to the date of Mr. Chalcraft's surrendering himself, acting as his house-keeper at Tottenham—I purchased the land in question at Sutherland Road, Tottenham, from Mr. Chalcraft—it was at that time subject to a mortgage of 215
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to a Mr. Hinds—I gave Chalcraft 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the land—the mortgage had not all been paid off—I acted under his advice with respect to the land—he had authority from me to act as he thought best in letting the land and getting houses built on it—I practically left everything in his hands—he proposed a building agreement at one time with Mr. Buckle, but that fell through because Chalcraft did not quite approve of Buckle, and he afterwards arranged terms of a building agreement with Barrett with my sanction, and he afterwards arranged terms of a mortgage with Mr. Davis—when Barrett failed to proceed with the building works, Chalcraft on my behalf took possession of the land again—he had general authority to do what he thought best in the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I signed the building agreement myself; Chalcraft had no power to sign building agreements for me—he would do anything I asked him to do—I asked him if he would build on this land or get somebody to do so, as I had 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. interest to pay on the 215
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. mort
<lb/>gage on the land which did not bring me in one halfpenny—I had to work to pay the interest—I gave the millinery business up in October last year—when the conveyance of this land was made to me, to the best of my recollection, I was living at Banbury—Chalcraft never lived at Banbury—I was in my business at Banbury since 1882—I have no in
<lb/>terest in that business now—it was a new business when I went in, and I made enough profit in that time to buy the land and pay the interest on the mortgage—I don't remember whether Chalcraft paid 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the land—I don't remember whether he paid 275
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it and mortgaged it for 215
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—at the time I paid Mm the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I don't think he said anything to me as to the value of the land, nor what he paid for it—I gave 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the land not knowing whether it was worth it or not—Chalcraft did not tell me what the land was worth—he did not tell me why he wanted to sell the land.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM AUGUSTUS"/>WILLIAM AUGUSTUS DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker and jeweller, of 168, Regent's Park Road—Miss Mayho executed to me in December, 1884, the second mortgage of the land at Tottenham—I produce the mortgage—I also produce a conveyance of the same land on 5th April, 1883, and also a building agreement to Barrett—there is about 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. due under the mortgage—the mortgage, I think, will be completed to-morrow,</p>
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<p>—the money is ready—the first advance I made on this mortgage was 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I think, and 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. besides with the interest—I went to look at the land myself before I made the mortgage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not have a professional valuer; I relied upon my
<lb/>self—I first advanced 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and have since between 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. altogether—I have not received any interest—there is a little due—I have not applied for it at all—I have paid the interest on the prior mortgage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-13" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Goldring and Mitchell, solicitors, 13, Southampton Street, Bloomsbury—I am conversant with the circumstances of the building agreement in relation to this land—before the building agreement between Miss Mayho and Barrett there were negotiations passing for an agreement with Buckle in respect of the same land, I prepared a draft agreement for that purpose, but they were broken off afterwards—I do not think Chalcraft was satisfied—our firm had this letter from Ohalcraft about it: "I object to Buckle signing the agreement, and will see you as to other arrangements I have in view.—Yours, J. Chalcraft, on behalf of Miss Mayho." I have heard the evidence of the last witness—I prepared the deeds which he produced, except the mortgage to Davis, that I only perused—I received the in
<lb/>structions to draft the deed from Chalcraft, and those instructions were afterwards confirmed by Miss Mayho—Chalcraft always acted in every way as the authorised agent of Miss Mayho as far as I was concerned—I know Barrett's handwriting—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is in his handwriting; it is an approval of the draft building agreement to which he was a party, the other party is Miss Mayho, Barrett being substituted for Buckle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When Chalcraft wrote to me he signed as Miss Mayho's agent—I don't know whether that was his general rule—I don't remember receiving any other letter—I don't remember him signing any agreement on behalf of Miss Mayho—he came and gave instructions, and Miss Mayho afterwards called and signed the document—Chalcraft gave 275
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the land when he bought it of Hinds, and he mortgaged it next day for 215
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., so that the actual money that passed from Chalcraft to Hinds would be 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this agreement was certainly signed on the date it is dated; that is the general rule—I know Miss Mayho did not see Barrett at our office—I believe Barrett signed it first; I cannot say positively—I was witness to both signatures—I should not like to say posi
<lb/>tively, but very probably, looking at this document now, that Miss Mayho signed it first—we always let the first party sign above—I don't think that both signed at the same time—Barrett signed at the office—it was taken away unstamped—he said he would stamp it, but he never appears to have done so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to an indictment for obtaining by false pretences 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850323-399-offence-1 t18850323-name-19"/>George Richard Mills</persName>, and other sums from other Persons with intent to defraud.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-399-18850323 t18850323-399-punishment-4"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">in his opening speech, was proceeding to call the attention of the Jury to the evidence called for the defence before the Magistrate to prove an alibi, but</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected, as this was not only an opening of the prisoners' case by counsel for the prosecution, but it was quite possible that the witnesses for the defence might not be called. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">after consulting the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi> )
<hi rend="italic">ruled that</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">might allude to the fact of witnesses having been called before the Magistrate, but he must not go into the evidence they gave.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—Albert Terrace, where Mrs. Frost lives, is about 250 yards from our shop; about 10 minutes' walk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CUTELL</persName> </hi>. I keep this coffee-shop at Finchley—on 25th February, about 7 p.m., my wife showed me a bad florin, which I marked with my teeth—this is it—I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-31" type="given" value="SARAH ELLEN"/>SARAH ELLEN FROST</persName> </hi>. I am single, and keep the post-office at 3, Albert Terrace, Finchley, about 250 yards from Mr. Cutell's shop—on 25th February, about 6 p.m., Alfred Taylor came in for sixpenny worth of stamps, and tendered me a florin—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and he left—I put the florin in the till; I did not think it was good, but I put it in—there were other florins there I expect—he came in again about 7 o'clock for three shillings' worth of stamps—I knew him again directly—he handed me a florin and a shilling, which were both bad—I had put the stamps down, but I took them up again—I tried the coins with my teeth, and both were bad—after speaking to me he went away, and I followed him outside, but he had disappeared—I saw Eichard Taylor passing the lamp-post opposite the shop—I gave the florin and shilling to Policeman Brown—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), but I cannot tell which was the first—I found another bad florin in the till immediately after I</p>
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<p>found the second lot was bad; both the florins have been broken, but not the shilling—some boys told a policeman, and I went to the station that evening and saw Alfred Taylor in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the door directly after the boy went out—I had never seen the man before; that was passing the lamp-post—that was the only opportunity I had of seeing him; I saw his face—I saw Richard Taylor at the station—he was not placed with a number of others for me to pick him out—I don't know whether a policeman was standing by him—Alfred Taylor was there—I was not asked to point him out—he was brought to my shop—I did not say at the police-station about Richard Taylor passing by the lamp-post—nothing was said at the police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was about 8 o'clock when I went to the station, and I then saw Alfred and Richard Taylor, and recognised Richard as the man who passed the lamp-post; no one was there but him—I am quite sure he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-32" type="given" value="ALMA"/>ALMA TOOLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Queen's Terrace, Church End, Finchley, and keep a tobacconist shop, next door but one to the coffee-shop—on 25th February, between 6.10 and 6.45, Richard Taylor came in for half an ounce of tobacco, which came to twopence, and tendered a florin—I gave him a shilling and a sixpence and four pence change—I noticed something particular about the coin, and put it on one side—next morn
<lb/>ing, about 8.30, Constable Donelly came, and I gave him the coin—when Richard Taylor left the shop I followed him three or four minutes afterwards—he was a short distance off speaking to another man on the pavement whom I identify as Johnson—I then returned to serve a customer—on 2nd March I was taken to Finchley Police-station—Johnson was placed with about 14 other men, and I immediately touched him on the shoulder—he was charged with being concerned with other persons in passing counterfeit coin—he said "That is not the young woman that took the coin."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I pointed him out I said "I believe that is the man"—I said that because I didn't know I must swear positively—the other men were like him in dress and appearance—I gave a description of Richard Taylor to the police, and I was taken as a witness to Highgate Police-court against him—I never saw him at the station to see if I could pick him out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-33" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-33" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 140). In consequence of information I went to the post-office kept by Mrs. Frost at a little after 7 o'clock—she handed me these two broken florins and a shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I then went to Church End Railway-station, aud there saw Alfred Taylor on the down platform and took him to Miss Frost's, and then to the police-station—when leaving the railway-station with him I saw Bichard Taylor beside the station door—Donelly was standing near him—I passed them as I took Alfred Taylor to the station—Donelly followed me with Richard to the station; they were charged there—Richard Taylor said "I know nothing about it"—on Alfred Taylor I found four good florins and a ticket and a wooden pipe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DONELLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 99). In consequence of information I received on 25th February I went to Church End Railway-station, and saw Bichard Taylor coming from the coal yard, entering the station door, I stopped him, and said "What are you doing there?"—he said "I am</p>
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<p>out for a day's pleasure"—just at that time Constable Brown came up with Alfred Taylor—he said something to me, and I then said to Richard Taylor "Do you know that young man?" pointing to Alfred Taylor—he said "Yes, my brother"—I said "I shall take you in custody for being concerned with him in passing bad money"—I took him to the station, and in answer to the charge he said he had not got any bad money on him—I searched him, and found 13 shillings, 17 sixpences, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, a pocket-book, and about half an ounce of tobacco—he was chewing tobacco at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in uniform—Richard Taylor did not come up to me and speak first—I was going to the station; there was a lamp there, but he could not see me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-35" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DINSMORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 154). On 2nd March, about 7 p.m., I saw Johnson in Caledonian Eoad—I said "I shall take you in custody on suspicion of being with two other men. and passing counterfeit coin at Finchley"—he said "All right, I will go"—I took him to Finchley Police-station—Miss Tooley was sent for, and she came about 8 o'clock—he was placed with six others—several policemen in plain clothes were standing on the other side of the room, not put with Johnson, and she picked him out—I searched him, and found a good sixpence and five-pence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Johnson about 12 or 1 o'clock on the very same day that I took him, outside the Weston Arms, but I took him in the evening; he was sober then—I saw Miss Tooley pick Johnson out—I was not near enough to hear what she said, but I heard her say "That is the man"—she did not say "I believe that is the man"—he was not placed with any police officers—I do not know who they were; they very much resembled him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had a reason for not taking Johnson on the first occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-36" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-36" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 100). I was with Dinsmore when he took Johnson—I went to the station with them—he was placed with eight or nine others; I told him to place himself in any position he liked, and he did so, and Miss Tooley picked him out—he then said to me, "That is not the woman who took the coin."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was standing nearer to Johnson than Dinsmore was, and I heard Miss Tooley say, "That is the man."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four florins and shilling are bad—this florin passed to Miss Tooley is from the same mould as one of those passed to Miss Frost—the florin passed to Mrs. Cutell is from a different mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Alfred Taylor in his statement before the Magistrate said that his brother had nothing to do with it, and that a man asked him to pass the coins. Richard Taylor and Johnson stated that they were innocent.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Richard Taylor received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFEED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHAED TAYLOR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18850323-403-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18850323-403-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-403-18850323 t18850323-403-punishment-8"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-403-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-403-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-44" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY PROSSER</persName> </hi>. I am a racket and ball manufacturer, and live at 31, North Street, Pentonville—at half-past 11 on the night of 21st February I was walking home along North Street when I was suddenly seized from behind by the throat and a hand was placed over my mouth—some other men came round me, about five altogether; I could feel them taking my watch and chain—it was worth 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was thrown down and left lying in the road; when I got up they were all gone—I had had about three fourpennyworths of gin-and-water that evening—I am not able to identify any of the persons, I could not see them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-45" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BOYLE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alexander Boyle, and live at 6, Chad's Place—about half-past 11 on the night of 21st February I was in North Street standing in a doorway—I saw the prosecutor coming along, and I saw five men coming behind him—two of them ran across the road, three stopped behind—Pearce was one of those behind him; Sliney was before him, and there was another, a dark man—one of them took hold of the prosecutor one way and one the other; one put his hand over his mouth, and the dark man snatched his watch quickly from his pocket and said, "We have the b—lot," and he delivered it to Pearce—they then threw Mr. Prosser into the road and ran away into a house—I ran after them as fast as I could; I followed the dark man and the two prisoners into the house, I do not know the number—the two prisoners went into the kitchen—the dark man stood on the stairs, and he said to me, "Mrs. Boyle, what do you want here?"—I said, "I am on business the same as you are"—I am able to swear that the prisoners are two of the persons who assisted in robbing the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sliney.</hi> The robbery took place just by a lamp-post—I followed you to Pearce's house, I knew he lived there—I saw you go downstairs, and you asked for a match or a rushlight—I did not speak to any female there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-46" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-46" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-46" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I live at 191, King's Cross Eoad, and occupy the two parlours—on 21st February, about a quarter to 12, I was in my front parlour—I heard a kind of scuffle going on in the passage—I went out a few minutes afterwards and saw Mrs. Boyle standing up against the wall and a dark man with bushy black whiskers standing in the passage—I got a light for him, he was looking for a key in the passage—I saw Pearce outside the kitchen door; he lives downstairs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-47" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-47" type="surname" value="SAMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-47" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA SAMPSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Field Street, King's Cross Road—Sliney occupied the front room on the same floor—on Saturday, 21st February, at 7 o'clock, I saw Sliney—the partition is rather thick between his room and mine—his wife was there with him—I did not hear anything going on in the room, it seemed quiet—I next saw him on the Wednesday or Thursday following.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sliney.</hi> She never saw me at all that day; I was in Wapping on Saturday from 6 till half-past 9 on the following Monday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-48" type="surname" value="NASH"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NASH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On 24th February I arrested Pearce in Euston Road—I told him it was on suspicion of being con
<lb/>cerned with several others in stealing from a gentleman a gold watch</p>
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<p>and chain on Saturday night in North Street—he said, "I don't know anything about it"—he was taken to the station and placed with seven or eight others, and was identified by Mrs. Boyle—on the charge being read to him he said, "I was outside the Builders' Arms with my blacking-box till half-past 11, and when I went home Mrs. Boyle was in the passage"—the Builders' Arms is about 50 yards from where the robbery took place, just round the corner—on 7th February I saw Sliney in custody at the station—I told him the charge—he said, "All right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pearce's Defence.</hi> I have nothing to say more than I am innocent. I know nothing about the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sliney's Defence.</hi> If Mrs. Boyle knew that this robbery was done she could have had us taken there and then. She knew this man lived in the kitchen, and I lived only a few yards down the street. On this Saturday I went to the Prince of Wales's public-house, where there was a friendly lead, with Charles Donovan, from 10 minutes past 8 till 12, closing time, and then I went to Mrs. Donovan's in High Street, Wapping, and slept there, and never came back till Monday night. I know nothing about this robbery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-49" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-49" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA DONOVAN</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 15, Smith's Court, High Street, Wapping—I have known Sliney since he was a little boy—on Saturday evening, 21st February, he came to my house about five or ten minutes to 6 o'clock, and stopped there till Sunday evening—at 9.30 on Saturday he went out with my son to a public-house; he came back at 12 o'clock with Mr. and Mrs. Nupkins and a young woman named Mary Ann Jackson—he went upstairs, and he and my son sat by the fire talk
<lb/>ing with my son-in-law, Timothy Duggan, who lives in the house—he and my son are at work and cannot come—the Nupkinses and Jackson left about 12.30, and I bolted the door after them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the Prince of Wales public-house on Satur
<lb/>day night about 10 o'clock—there was a lead upstairs for a poor woman who was ill—Sliney was there, and he sang a sons—I heard of this charge on the Thursday after—I went to the Court, but could not find my way—I was shown it—I was not examined there—I heard the evidence given.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-50" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE NUPKINS</persName> </hi>. I am daughter of the last witness—I have known Sliney twelve months, when we go into the country
<hi rend="italic">hopping</hi>—four weeks last Saturday, about 5.50, I saw him coming down the court—he came in—mother was getting tea ready, and my brother was in from work—Sliney sat down and took a book or a paper and was reading it—he stopped inside till about 8.15—there was a
<hi rend="italic">lead</hi> at a public-house where my brother was going, and he said "
<hi rend="italic">Pat,</hi> will you come round and have something to drink?"—he said "I don't mind," he took four of us there, and stopped till shutting up time—we went home and stopped till 12.30, and mother bolted the door after us—Sliney slept in the same room as my three brothers, and he stopped till Monday evening and then went home—one of my brothers gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to pay his fare home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am no relation to the prisoner—I and my husband, Mary Ann Jackson, the prisoner, and my brother Charlie went to the Prince of Wales public-house where the
<hi rend="italic">lead</hi> was, and did not come out till shutting-up time—the landlord, Mr. Danes, can prove that they sang two songs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-51" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-51" type="surname" value="NUPKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-51" type="given" value="HENEY"/>HENEY NUPKINS</persName> </hi>. On Saturday night, 21st February, Sliney was in</p>
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<p>my company from 8 to 12 o'clock at the Prince of Wales in Hermitage Street, Wapping, kept by Mr. Danes—he came with us to Mr. Donovan's, and we stopped there till half-past 12, and I then went next door to my own place and went to bed—Mrs. Donovan came downstairs and locked her door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not called as a witness before the Magistrate, I believe my wife was, but I am not certain—I did not go to the friendly lead; I was in the house, but did not go upstars—Sliney sang a song in front of the bar; Mr. Danes was there at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-52" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-52" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-52" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 5, Smith's Place—I went over to Mrs. Donovan's four weeks last Saturday about 8 o'clock—when I went in Sliney was sitting by the fire reading a book; Charles Donovan was having his tea—I waited in there some time—Mr. and Mrs. Nupkins came in, and Charles Donovan said "I am going to a lead at the Prince of Wales, are you coming; I will give you a drink?" with that, me and Mr. and Mrs. Nupkins went round to the Prince of Wales and stopped till nearly 12 o'clock; we came back to Mrs. Donovan's and stopped till half-past 12—Mrs. Donovan went upstairs to make the bed for Sliney to sleep there—we bade "Good night" and went out, and Mrs. Donovan came down and locked the door; we left the house about half-past 12 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was called as a witness before the Magistrate, but I was not examined; I could not come—I knew Sliney before this night by going hop-picking; I didn't know where he lived—I was not at the friendly lead; we were downstairs—Sliney was there, I believe, and the landlord gave him twopennyworth of whisky for singing a song.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness in Reply.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-53" type="surname" value="DANES"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-53" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DANES</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Prince of Wales public-house, Hermitage Street, Wapping—on 21st February last there was a friendly lead at my house—I do not know Sliney; I cannot remember him singing in front of my bar that night—I cannot say he was there—there was some singing in front of my bar—some women have been to me about this matter; I should know them again—Miss Johnson and Mrs. Nap
<lb/>kins are the women—they asked me if I remembered a young man singing there—I said I did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I could not say he was not there—they did not give the name of the man—the inquiry was made about eight days after this lead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sliney.</hi> I was at this house this night dancing and singing. This man (
<hi rend="italic">Pearce</hi>) could tell you I was not in his company that night; the women in the parlour could tell you I was not in the house. I know no more about it than any of you gentlemen.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-405-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-405-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">SLINEY</hi>, **
<hi rend="largeCaps">PEARCE</hi>†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18850323-405-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-405-18850323 t18850323-405-punishment-9"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES COGHLAN</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18850323-406-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18850323-406-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-406-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-55" type="surname" value="HAWKLIP"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-55" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAWKLIP</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of William Maidell, a furniture dealer, of 104, Norfolk Terrace, Bayswater—this letter was received at our shop on 23rd January, and the goods mentioned in that letter I forwarded to that address after speaking to Mr. Maidell—on 21st January, at dinner time, I saw the prisoner at the shop—he produced</p>
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<p>this cheque to me—he led me to believe he had been a customer of ours, living either in Lancaster Road or Elgin Crescent, I can't say for certain which, and it was believing he was a customer that Mr. Maidell afterwards forwarded the goods—he came on 26th February and said he had come to pay the bill; he had not got the bill with him, and we made out another and receipted it, and he then produced the cheque—he did not endorse it first, he endorsed it afterwards, and we gave him the dif
<lb/>ference, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., in cash between 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—afterwards the cheque was paid into Mr. Maidell's account and came back marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You led me on to expect that you had been a customer of ours four or five years previous.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-56" type="surname" value="MAIDELL"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAIDELL</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture dealer in Norfolk Terrace—a statement was made to me by the last witness with regard to the prisoner and an order he had given, and afterwards, when he came with the cheque, I gave orders for it to be cashed—I did not cash it myself—I do not know any Mr. Coghlan of Lancaster Road, but I know a Mr. Coghlan of Elgin Crescent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I will not swear I did not serve you with things in Lancaster Road three or four years ago; I may have done, I have no knowledge of it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-57" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-57" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN KING</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Robarts and Co., bankers, 15, Lombard Street—this cheque was presented to me for pavment, and returned marked "No account"—we have no customer of the name of William Gregory, and never had.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-58" type="surname" value="PASHLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-58" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PASHLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a collector in the employment of Messrs. Finney and Co., coal merchants, Kilburn—I only saw him write this cheque, that is the one on Messrs. Kent and Son, and signed "Charles Coghlan"—I have compared the cheque with the cheque in this case; to the best of my belief they are in the same handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you gave me the second cheque you told me I was to keep it over till the following Tuesday, and you would have 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. there—I will swear you said that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The cheque was for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—you gave me the second cheque on Saturday morning, 24th January; it is dated the 27th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence alleged that when he presented the cheques he was under the impression he should have the money to meet them when due, and that he had no intent to defraud.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-406-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-406-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18850323-406-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18850323-406-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-406-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-406-18850323 t18850323-406-punishment-10"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments against the prisoner for forging and uttering two other cheques.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER BURLS</hi> (45)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY CLIFTON</hi> (44)</persName>
<rs id="t18850323-407-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18850323-407-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-61" type="given" value="ELIZABETH FLORENCE"/>ELIZABETH FLORENCE PICKERING</persName> </hi>. I serve in a grocer's shop, 320, High Street, Poplar—on Christmas Eve, about 12.30, I served Burls with a pound of candied peel and two pounds of loaf sugar—he put down this</p>
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<p>shilling; I showed it to my mother, and then told him it was bad, and I should give him in charge, as it was the second time he had given us a bad shilling—he had given me one three or four weeks before—ne said "For God's sake don't lock me up, for the sake of my wife and children"—my mother said "Yes, I will"—he said "What for?"—I said "Lay that thing down, I am not going to lose this"—he ran down the street, a constable ran after him, and he was taken to the station—I identified him there among 15 others, but when I went to Arbour Square I was too late, the charge had been dismissed—I gave the shillings to the constable—the first shilling had been in a drawer all the time—he gave me that for two pounds of sugar, and I gave him 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I knew it was bad when he gave it me, but I was frightened, because he looks such a dread
<lb/>ful man, and I was by myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-62" type="surname" value="MOSS"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-62" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MOSS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Alma beerhouse, Bromley—on 6th Novem
<lb/>ber, about 10 p.m., Burls came in for half a pint of ale and some tobacco, and handed me this bad shilling; I bent it, and said "Have you a better one?"—he said "I did not know it was a bad one," and gave me a good florin; I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and asked him for the bad shilling back—he gave it to me—I said "If I see a constable I shall lock you up"—he said "You will lock me up innocent"—I sent two customers after him, but they lost him—I gave the shilling to Inspector Book next day—he had been in the shop nine days before for a pennyworth of tobacco, and gave me a shilling; I gave him 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—after he was gone I found it was bad, put it in the fire, and it melted at once—on 2nd March I picked out Burls at the station among six others—I recognised him when he came in the second time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-63" type="surname" value="ROOK"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). "On 7th February Mr. Moss gave me these two shillings (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-64" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-64" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 13). On 2nd March I saw the two prisoners outside this Court, and in consequence of a description I had received of Burls I told him I should take him in custody for uttering a counterfeit shilling at Poplar on the 6th of last month—going to Snow Hill Police-station I had hold of his right hand and Simmons his left, and he put his left hand into his trousers pocket; I told Simmons to take it out, and immediately I saw a purse fall from the left leg of his trousers—a boy picked it up and gave it to me, and Burls said "That is not my purse of money"—I said "I saw it come from the leg of your trousers"—he said "Oh!"—there were five bad shillings in it, wrapped up separately in paper—I took him to Snow Hill Station, searched him, and found on him three pairs of scissors, which look as if they have been re-ground, a large pocket-knife, and a new file—I left him at the station, came back, and saw Clifton outside this Court—I said "I shall take you in custody, you will be charged with a man with uttering counterfeit coin at Poplar"—she said "What man?"—I said "The man you have been in company with all the morning"—neither of them told me what they were doing here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. A man named MoDonald was being tried, who called for Burls to give him a character. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 675.) Clifton said "I do not know any man, I am a single woman—I took her to Snow Hill Station and left her there—I had followed Clifton to 11, Upper Charlton Street, but I did not find her there—I followed Burls on 24th February from the Thames Police-court to St. George's Court, St. George's-in-the-East,</p>
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<p>and I went there two nights after, and saw Clifton come out of the same house and go to 11, Chapman Street, and then to 2, Rose Cottages, where McDonald lived—they had both refused their addresses—Burles said, "I have got no address," but afterwards he said, "If you go to Avery's you will find my house"—he afterwards said, "I lodge any where"—Clifton said, "I mostly live at common lodging-houses"—I said, "Where did you sleep last night?"—she said, "Somewhere by Spitalfields, I don't know the place"—the landlady opened the door at 11, Chapman Street, but I had the key which the female searcher gave me; it opened the door of the work-room, which was locked, and I found this ladle under the bed, this plaster-of-Paris mould for shillings under the pillow, and this small piece which has been broken out of it in the fender, a small bag of plaster-of-Paris, a broken mould for making shillings and sixpences near the middle of the bed outside the mattress, and this rent-book of William McDonald, Rose Cottages, St. George's Court—next day I made further search and found some pieces of lead in the ashes, this small piece of lead on the floor, which looks like trimming cut off with a knife, this copper wire was under the coal-box, and these two files on the shelf—the female searcher also gave me three pieces of copper wire, some brushes, and a large pocket-knife with plaster-of-Paris on it; it is exactly the same pattern as that found on Burls—here are two small files, a tobacco-box, a pair of pincers, a piece of whitening, several pieces of lamp-black, some brick-dust done up in small packages, and several quart bottles from a publican's in Poplar—I examined Burls's pockets and made this copy (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is made so that the purse could either remain in the pocket or be put outside—I also found this skirt with marks of plaster-of-Paris on it—Clifton gave me a good shilling—here is an apron with marks where coins have been cleaned on it, a bottle of acid, and a piece of board with marks where coins have been cleaned on it—the constable gave me two pawn-tickets, one of which was in the name of McDonald, who was sentenced to seven years here last Session—he was being tried when these two prisoners were outside here, and he called out the name of Walter Burls as one of the witnesses to his character—he was tried twice, on March 3rd and 4th, and he called Burls on the 4th, but Burls was then in custody—I have seen the prisoners together four or five times since December, in Poplar, and they brought some refreshment to the police-court for McDonald—on February 24th I was in plain clothes, and watched them to Rose Cottages—they went in together, and in a quarter of an hour Burls came out—two or three evenings afterwards I saw Clifton come out of that house at 8.30 and go to 11, Chapman Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-65" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SIMMONDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 640). On 24th December Miss Picker
<lb/>ing gave Burls into my custody with this counterfeit shilling—I found on him a good shilling and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I was with Butler on 2nd March, and had hold of Burls's left hand—he put it into his left pocket, and I saw a purse come out from his trousers—a lad picked it up and handed it to Butler—I never lost sight of it—I went with Butler to 11, Chapman Street, and saw him find these articles—I examined Burls's pocket; this is a copy from it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-66" type="surname" value="CURTIS"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-66" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CURTIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 280). On 2nd March I saw Clifton at Snow Hill Police-station—she was moving her hand under her shawl—I said, "What are you doing?"—she said, "Nothing"—I pulled her</p>
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<p>shawl on one side, and saw she had got some pieces of paper in her hand, which turned out to be pawn-tickets—the inspector pasted them together—McDonald's name was on one of them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-67" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-67" type="surname" value="COLBURNE"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-67" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA COLBURNE</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Snow Hill Station—on 2nd March I searched Clifton and found this door-key, a snuff-box, a purse containing a good shilling, a pair of spectacles, a thimble, and a few pieces of pawn-tickets, all of which I gave to Inspector Inwood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-68" type="surname" value="BENWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-68" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BENWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am landlady of 11, Upper Chapman Street, St. George's-in-the-East—I let a back room to Clifton's sister, I do not know her name—Clifton came there on, I think, 11th January, and occupied the room till March 2nd, when the police came, and I pointed out the room to them—she said that she was a tailoress—she went out every morning at 8 o'clock, and came back at 6 or 7, and then she used to go in and out with her sister—she was never visited by any man, but the last week she stopped out from Saturday to Monday—I had my door shut at 11 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Burls.</hi> I never saw you there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-69" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These eight shillings are bad; the five found in the purse are all made from this double mould, and here is another part of a double mould exhibiting the reverse—these pieces of metal are the gets which have been cut off—all these articles are used in the manufacture of counterfeit coin, and also the file found on Burls—a good coin will not melt in an ordinary fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Burls says:</hi> "The female prisoner is quite a stranger to me. I was not with her on 24th February. I did not know the shillings were bad."
<hi rend="italic">Clifton says:</hi> "I admit I am guilty of having the articles in my possession."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burls's Defence.</hi> I bought the file to sharpen a chaff-cutter. The scissors belong to my brother. I sold a waistcoat for 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and it appears one of the coins was bad, but I did not know it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clifton's Defence.</hi> I did not know that the things were in my room. I never took them there; I never used them, I do not know how. They do not belong to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-407-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">BURLS</hi> ** †—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-407-18850323 t18850323-407-punishment-11"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLIFTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18850323-407-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18850323-407-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-407-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-407-18850323 t18850323-407-punishment-12"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-408-18850323" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WEST</hi> (16)</persName>
<rs id="t18850323-408-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18850323-408-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-408-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">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and he left—soon afterwards I showed the coin to my husband, who found it was bad, and I put it on the mantelshelf—he came again on the 9th for three eggs, and gave me another half-crown—I saw at once that it was bad, and called my husband, who fastened the door and kept him till a policeman came—I then said "You gave me a bad one on Friday evening"—he said "You have made a mistake, I have not been here before"—I am sure he is the same man—I gave the coin to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 469). I was called, and found the prisoner detained by Mrs. Jones—I said "How did you get the money?"—he said "I had it in change for a half-sovereign"—I said "Where?"—he said "I don't know"—Mrs. Jones said that he had passed one on the 6th</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had a half-sovereign on Saturday night and I bought this hat for half-a-crown at Mr. Roberts's. I went and bought three eggs. This is the first time I have been here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D R</hi> 5). On 26th February, in consequence of a description I received, I went to 37, James Street; I saw the prisoner coming out—I took him to Mr. Jones's shop, who identified him and gave me this bad half-crown—he said "I did pass the half-crown, I did not know it was bad"—I searched him at the station and found these five bad half-crowns with paper between them, and three pence—he said that he found them in Davies Street, Oxford Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These six coins are bad, and the one uttered is from the same mould as two of the five.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-85" type="given" value="JOSEPH ARTHUR"/>JOSEPH ARTHUR SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Catt, a grocer, of 368, Kingsland Road—on 24th February, about 10 or 11 o'clock a.m., Smith, who I knew before, bought something with good money and went away—he came again between 1 and 2 o'clock for a pennyworth of black
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brooks.</hi> You ran about 20 yards; you live 200 or 300 yards from my shop—I never knew you to pass bad money before.</p>
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<p>Smith in uttering a counterfeit shilling at Mr. Catts's in Kingaland Road"—he said "I do not know George Smith"—he said at the station "I have been in his company for only two minutes"—I had said that they were together—I found on him tenpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two shillings uttered are bad, and from the same mould—these three shillings found in the till are bad—some of the coins found on Smith are from the same mould as the two uttered, and some from the same mould as those found in the till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that he was three-parts drunk and did not know that he had any bad money. Brooks stated that he saw Smith come out of a public-house half drunk, and a man gave him some shillings, upon which, as Smith owed him some money, he asked him to pay him, and Smith gave him a shilling, which he changed at Catts's shop to see if it was good, and a second shilling also, and that he was not running away when taken, but was running to get some tobacco before the shops closed.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CAMERON</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Hoop and Grapes, Widegate Street, Bishopsgate—on 11th March, between 6 and 7 p.m., I served the prisoner with half a pint of ale; he paid with a good penny—he came back in ten minutes for three-halfpennyworth of rum, and put down a shilling—I put it in the till on top of the other money, and gave him the change—my master went to the till five minutes afterwards, took it out, and showed it to me—no other money was put into the till after that shilling—the prisoner came in the next morning about 9.30 for half a pint of ale, and put down a bad shilling—I took it to Mr. Barnaul, who sent for a constable—I knew the prisoner well by sight, I had seen him three times that week.</p>
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<persName id="t18850323-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED BARHAM</persName> </hi>. I keep the Hoop and Grapes—on 11th March I cleared my till at 7 o'clock and found a bad shilling on top of the other money—I showed it to Cameron, who told me something, and I found the other bad shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the same till—next morning Cameron brought me this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went into the bar, found the prisoner there, sent for a constable, and when he came I said to the prisoner "I shall charge you with uttering this coin, and also one last night;" he said "It is a mistake, I have never been in the house before"—I said "My lad identifies you as the man that passed the coin last night"—he said "It is a mistake"—I gave him in charge with the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There were eight or nine shillings in the till the night before, and this was the first I put my hand on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-94" type="surname" value="CUSHING"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-94" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CUSHING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 949). On 12th March I was called to the Hoop and Grapes, and the prisoner was given into my charge—he</p>
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<p>said "It is all a mistake, if I was guilty I could have run away; I was never in this house before this morning; a gentleman from Bishopsgate Street, about half an hour ago, gave me that shilling for minding his horse and trap"—I said "Can you point out the place?"—he said "No"—I searched him at the station and found on him two farthings, a tobacco pouch, and a pocket knife—I said "Where do you live?"—he said "I have no home; I have been walking about the streets all night"—Mr. Barham handed me these three coins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-95" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three shillings are bad, and all from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> A gentleman gave me the shilling for minding a horse and trap.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-413-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-413-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 Clerkenwell in February, 1882.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-413-18850323 t18850323-413-punishment-17"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY LESLIE</hi> (64)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18850323-414-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850323-414-offence-1 t18850323-name-97"/>Sylvester Kiely</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PELLEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-98" type="surname" value="KIELY"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-98" type="given" value="SYLVESTER"/>SYLVESTER KIELY</persName> </hi>. I live at 29, Vere Street, and am a porter—on 3rd March I was in Endell Street at 1 o'clock a.m. with the prisoner and two females—the prisoner asked me to go home—I refused and went with the two women six or seven yards, when the prisoner came behind and stabbed me with a knife—the two women followed, caught him, and held him till a policeman came up—I charged him, he was taken to the station—I there said he stabbed me—he said it was all false, he did not do it—I saw that he stabbed me, I did not see the knife, I know he had a knife with him—I was not drunk nor sober, I had had a little drink—the prisoner was sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-99" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN LYNCH</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Macklin Street, Drury Lane—I was in Endell Street about 1 or 2 o'clock on the morning of 3rd March—I saw Margaret Herne and the prosecutor—I was going with Herne to the coffee-stall, and I heard the prosecutor cry out "I am stabbed," and I saw the prisoner running; I had not seen him before, he was standing in a doorway seemingly—I ran after him and held him till the constable came up—I did not see the knife, he had plenty of time to do away with it the distance he ran—there was no one there but myself, Herne, the prisoner, and prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When I caught hold of you you called me a name, and said if you had the knife you would stick it into me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-100" type="surname" value="COWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-100" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 3, Southampton Street—at 2.30 on 3rd March I saw the prosecutor at Bow Street Station—he had received a small punctured wound about half an inch long below the right shoulder blade, going down about an inch deep into the muscles of the back—I should think it was done by the large blade of a pocket knife; some force must have been used—there was no danger—there was a hole in the clothes corresponding to the wound.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-101" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-101" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 131). About 2 o'clock on the morning of 3rd March I heard a woman's cry of "Murder"—I went and saw the</p>
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<p>prisoner, prosecutor, and two women—both women said in the prisoner's presence that they saw him stab the prosecutor—I saw the prosecutor had a wound in the back, and blood was pouring from it—the prisoner said he did not do it, he had no knife—no knife was found—he had been drinking very heavily; the prosecutor was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he had adopted the prosecutor at his son and had provided him with clothes and had a great deal of trouble with him, and he denied that he had done him this injury.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-414-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-414-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS ROTH</hi> (36)</persName>
<rs id="t18850323-415-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18850323-415-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-415-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-103" type="surname" value="MURRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-103" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MURRELL</persName> </hi>. I am head waiter at the Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street Station—on 4th January the prisoner and his wife came and stopped there, and on the 16th the amount of his account was 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me this cheque in payment—it was given into the pay office and returned marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-104" type="surname" value="BRANNON"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRANNON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 503). I arrested the prisoner at 1 o'clock on 3rd March—a boy told me in the prisoner's presence that there was a warrant out for his apprehension for forging and swindling—I told the prisoner I should detain him on the boy's assertion to see if it was correct—he said he knew nothing of it whatever—on the way to the station he said he thought he knew something what it was—he was detained at the station for 20 minutes, till we had telegraphed and got a reply, and then I walked with him to Bishopsgate Street—on the way I met Underwood with the warrant and handed the prisoner over to him—I went with them to the station—on being charged the prisoner said he wrote on the back of the cheque, but did not sign it; he said he got the cheque from a friend on an account owed him</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. When I spoke to the prisoner in the street I told him I had no warrant—he said the charge was wrong, but that he was perfectly willing to go to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-105" type="surname" value="UNDERWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-105" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES UNDERWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 948). I received a warrant for the prisoner's apprehension on 3rd March; I took him into custody from the last witness and read the warrant to him—he said "Is this at the instigation of the Great Eastern Railway?"—I said it was—he said he would make them pay for it—I searched him, but found nothing on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-106" type="surname" value="MYERS"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-106" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MYERS</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist and cigar merchant of 109, Euston Road—I have known the prisoner about nine months as clerk to Mr. Chaplin—on 15th January, between 6 and 7 o'clock, he called on me and said he had a client who owed him an account, and who kept an account at my bank, would I let him have a blank cheque on the City Bank, Tottenham Court Road; after demurring some time, on the un
<lb/>derstanding that he should bring it to me signed by his client, or other
<lb/>wise I should give notice to the bank—I gave him one—I took this receipt from him for the cheque—the same evening he came and showed me the cheque filled up as it is now, purporting to be signed "J.B. Bertram"—I do not think it was then endorsed—I thought it was all right and did not stop it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew Both well, unless I had I should not have given him the cheque—I knew he did legal work for other people and he</p>
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<p>had done work for me in that way—he brought the cheque himself and showed it to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-107" type="surname" value="CROW"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-107" type="given" value="JOHN GARTEN"/>JOHN GARTEN CROW</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the City Bank, Tottenham Court Road, and was there on 17th January when this cheque was pre
<lb/>sented through the Union Bank for payment—we have no customer of the name of J. B. Bertram—in consequence it was marked as it now is "No account," and returned to the Union Bank—the prisoner has no account at our bank.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-108" type="surname" value="DACK"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-108" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DACK</persName> </hi>. I am a cigar manufacturer at 4, Fielding Gate, E., Whitechapel—the prisoner three months ago worked for me drawing up agreements—I have seen him write—the body of this cheque is to the best of my belief his writing—I am positive that the endorsement is.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say if Mr. Myers has seen the prisoner write much of tener than I have—I and Mr. Myers are not a great deal together—I do not know that the prisoner has done a great deal of work for him, he has done some—I have seen the prisoner write two or three times—I went with Mr. Myers one morning to Guildhall—I first saw the cheque then; before I went into the witness box one of the detectives showed it to me—I was not there by accident—I do not swear the body of the cheque is in the prisoner's writing, but to the best of my belief it is.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-109" type="surname" value="KAISER"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-109" type="given" value="BERTRAM"/>BERTRAM KAISER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Chaplin, a solicitor, of 13, Clifford's Inn, with whom I have been for some time—the prisoner was also in Mr. Chaplin's service from October to December last year—he was not married then from what he told me—I saw him write in the course of his duties—in my judgment the body of the cheque is in the prisoner's writing—the "Bertram" is clearly an imitation of my Christian name "Bertram, which I am in the habit of signing alone when writing to friends—in the beginning and middle of November I found pieces of paper with the name of Bertram practised on them, they compare pretty well with mine—I write Bertram in three styles, according to whether I use my usual pen, or a steel pen or a quill pen—I should think this was written with a quill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The endorsement is in an assumed different writing to the body—I have no account in this bank—he did not practise my signature with a view of committing a large commercial forgery—he may have called at the office in January and February—I will swear he did not work there in January or February—he did no work after he left in December, I am clear about that—all signatures of mine to documents are signed "B. Kaiser."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-110" type="surname" value="NETHERCLIFT"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-110" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE NETHERCLIFT</persName> </hi>. These signatures "MorrisRoth" at the back of the cheque, and the one to the receipt, are in the same hand
<lb/>writing, and this other letter to Mr. Chaplin is in the same. (
<hi rend="italic">This letter was shown to Bertram Kaiser, who stated that it was in the prisoner's handwriting.</hi>) The body of this cheque is in the prisoner's handwriting undoubtedly—the "J.B. Bertram" is in the same writing as the body of the cheque, but there is an attempt to imitate another signature—it is the same writing as the body of the cheque, but disguised; the body is disguised also—the body of cheque, the signature, and the receipt, are undoubtedly in the same writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The endorsement is not in an assumed handwriting, the body of the cheque is; the receipt is not, it is simply written in a</p>
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<p>hurry—I do not know why Mr. Myers had not given evidence as to the writing—I did not give evidence before the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner; being allowed to make his own defence, stated that he had drawn agreements for a Mr. Bertram to the amount of 25l., that meeting him he asked him for the money, that Mr. Bertram asked him to call next day for it, that he did so, but that Mr. Bertram then said he had not his cheque-book with him and no cash, that knowing he banked at the Tottenham Court Road branch of the City Bank, where Mr. Myers also banked, he (the prisoner) asked Mr. Myers for a cheque, which Mr. Bertram filled up for 18l. 10s.; and he added that the imitation of the signature on scraps of paper had been made by Bertram, Kaiser's son, and that Kaiser owed him money and was prejudiced against him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-415-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="def1-416-18850323" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MORDELL</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18850323-416-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18850323-416-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-416-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PELLEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-112" type="surname" value="GREENWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GREENWOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 61, Nelson Square, Blackfriars, and am Registrar of births and deaths—on 29th November the prisoner called on me and asked me to change this crossed cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">This was on the London and County Bank, dated 28th November, 1884, for 5l., to the order of Mr. Williams or bearer, and signed "John Jones.</hi>") I gave him in exchange an open cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and paid this in the same day—it was returned endorsed, "Refer to drawer"—the cheque I gave him was cashed—I had cashed cheques for the prisoner some time before—I wrote to the address he gave me when this was returned—I received no answer, and did not see him again till he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You told me it was one of your customers' cheques—you gave me your address when I asked you, as 121, New Kent Road—I wrote there twice; your wife came and saw me, and said you had left her and she had received the letters—I have known you for 15 or 20 years, and have always found you honest and straightforward or I should not have changed cheques for you—there was some bother about one before, but I got the money on paying it in a second time—you were manager for Mr. Beaumont some years ago, I do not know for how long—you have told me that you then went into business for yourself—I should not have changed the cheque unless I had believed it was for a customer of yours.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-113" type="surname" value="MOTE"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-113" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MOTE</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk of the London and County Bank, Aldersgate Street branch—this cheque was presented for payment, and was returned with the endorsement, "Refer to drawer"—it came from a cheque-book given to John Jones, a licensed victualler, of Southwark, in October, 1877—his account was closed in November, 1878, by a charge of 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for commission—this signature is not similar to that of John Jones—I have not been able to trace him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not know you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-114" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody on 25th February, and told him it was for uttering forged cheques—he said "I know nothing about it" at first; afterwards he said, "I know the people I got them from, I am a dealer in jewellery."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said I should take you into custody for stealing and</p>
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<p>uttering forged cheques—I knew you 15 years ago when you were at Beaumont's, I believe as manager—I have lost sight of you for 10 years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he took the cheque of a publican for goods he had sold him, and that he believed it was a good one; and he con
<lb/>tended that had he forged or uttered, it was probable he would have done so for a larger amount.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PELLEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-116" type="surname" value="CANT"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-116" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CANT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Roebuck Tavern, Great Dover Street, Borough—the prisoner came to me on 8th November and asked me to cash this cheque for him as it was too late for banking hours. (
<hi rend="italic">The cheque was on the London and Westminster Bank for 2l. 12s. 6d., to the order of Mr. Mordell, dated 8th November, 1884, signed "G. Pearson and Co.," and endorsed "William Mordell</hi>") I cashed it for him, believing it to be good—I paid it into my bank; it was returned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you four or five years—I never cashed a cheque for you before—I considered you a respectable man or I should not have cashed this—you endorsed it before Mr. Lindsay and myself—Mr. Lindsay said he had lent you money and trusted you, and you had repaid him—I should not have cashed the cheque but for his recom
<lb/>mending you—I did not know you had been in business on your own account only from what was said.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-117" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MILLAN</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Lothbury branch of the London and Westminster Bank—this cheque was presented for payment on 10th November, and returned marked "No account"—I am able to trace no such account there as Messrs. Pearson and Co.—the cheque form was issued to R. R. Ashton and Co. in February, 1869—their account has since been closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were brandy merchants—I should not know if you had taken up bills for some thousands at that bank, drawn by Bourne and Hill, tailors, of Finsbury.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-118" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-118" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-118" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">repeated his former evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were about a quarter of a mile from the prosecu
<lb/>tor's house—I was looking after you for two months—your mother lives near there—she said you had not been there since Christmas—I found on you 71 pawn-tickets relating to jewellery—I have been to some of the pawnbrokers; they said you were a dealer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that these cheques must have been planted on him by one man; that he had taken it in the way of business and paid it away as good.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MORDELL</hi> </persName> was again indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PELLEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS DYER</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 148, Turner's Road, Bow—in October or November last the prisoner borrowed 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of me, and on the following Friday he brought me this cheque on the London and County Bank, Hanover Square, for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., signed Spenser and Co., and en
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<p>W. Mordell—I cashed it, he gave me back my 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I pre
<lb/>sented it at my bank—it was returned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you eight or nine years—I knew you as a pawnbroker at Peckham—I believe then or after, you had a sale shop in Deptford—I know nothing of Ball, who lived there before you—I think I heard you say he deceived you over the bills—I have cashed about 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 900
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of cheques for you during the time I have known you, about 20 or 30 a week perhaps—I had one returned before; you made it right—you talked about buying my baker's business, but said you had no money to pay for the flour when it came in—I always looked on you as an honest man, and had faith in you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-121" type="given" value="RICHARD DALTON"/>RICHARD DALTON BOXALL</persName> </hi>. I was cashier at the Hanover Square branch of the London and County Bank in November last—I am now in the Lambeth branch—this cheque was presented for payment on 8th November—I returned it marked "No account"—it purports to be drawn by Spenser and Co.—they never had an account at that branch—the cheque is about 20 years old—our registers of that date have been destroyed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you till at the police-court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for forging and uttering an order for the payment of 5l. 5s., on which Mr. Pellew, for the prosecu
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850323-419-offence-1 t18850323-name-123"/>Henry Stevens</persName> and stealing a clock and other articles.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PELLEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-124" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, and live at 197, Drummond Street—on Tuesday evening, 3rd March, I left home about 8 o'clock, leaving a lad, Wazeldine, in charge of my shop—I got back about half-past 1 o'clock, when I found the police in charge of the place—the back-parlour window, which opens over the area into a small courtyard, had been cut away and was open—the yard is reached by a door from the passage, not the shop door—I missed two pounds of tobacco, two coats, a vest, trousers, and a clock, which I had seen safe before I left—I found Wazeldine there—I met Jakes on Thursday, and had some conver
<lb/>sation with him—these are my clothes, they were brought by the police—I saw the prisoner outside my shop that same evening, before I went away; I think he was alone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure I saw you there; you sent a boy in to buy some tobacco.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-125" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WAZELDINE</persName> </hi>. I live at 197, Drummond Street, and am employed by the last witness—on this Tuesday evening I shut up the shop door and put up the shutters about half-past 11 o'clock, and shut and locked the door that opens into the passage—I went out for a short time, and when I came back at five minutes to 12 I found the place all upset and the back-parlour window open—I gave information to the police—I did not see the prisoner about there that evening.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-126" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE PAGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 201, Drummond Street—on Tuesday evening, 3rd March, I saw Wazeldine leave Mr. Stevens's shop, and when he did so I saw the prisoner walk in by the side private door which leads into the passage—there was a young man with him who is not in custody—in</p>
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<p>a few minutes the gas was lit in the shop—I knocked, no one came, and I walked away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-127" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JAKES</persName> </hi>. I live at 193, Drummond Street—on this night I found these clothes outside my door—I kept them in my house—on Thursday I met Mr. Stevens, and had a conversation with him, in conse
<lb/>quence of which I afterwards took them to the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-128" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MASEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant S</hi>). On Wednesday, 4th March, I went to the prosecutor's about 10 o'clock, and examined the back window, which opens on a courtyard or passage reached by a passage from the shop door—one of the meeting rails of the window had been forced away and the catch pushed back by some sharp instrument—Jakes handed me the clothes two mornings afterwards—I took the prisoner into custody from a description, and told him I should take him into custody for com
<lb/>mitting a burglary at Mr. Stevens's—he said "Burglary, eh!"—he said that he did not do it—he was asked to account for his time between 10 and 12 o'clock—he said he was at home in the lodging-house in Gray's Inn Road.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850323-420-offence-1 t18850323-name-131"/>John Rylands</persName> and Sons, two gross yards of braid, with intent to defraud, also other goods from the same and from other persons, with a like intent.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. PELLEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-132" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-132" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Messrs. Bylands and Sons, Wood Street—on 5th March the prisoner came to me in the warehouse, and ordered three gross of braid, choosing it off a pattern-card—we said we would send it down to the waiting-desk for him—I was only able to set two gross—I sent that down—he said he wanted it for W. and R. Cox of Pitfield Street, and I let him have the braid, believing he came from them—the value was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had some conversation with our manager on 10th March—the prisoner came again, and showed me a pattern, and said he wanted a gross of braid to match it at about 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I said I had not it in stock, but that I would try to get it for him—I left the department for that purpose, and gave information to the manager, as I recognised him as the man who had been in before—I went upstairs again, and told the prisoner I could not get it, but I would look on the pattern-card and see if I could procure it—he said "Never mind, you can send me a pattern of the nearest you can get"—when looking at the patterns I pointed to the braid he had before, and said "That is the braid that you had before, isn't it?"—he said "Yes"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-133" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN LITTLE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. W. and B. Cox, drapers, of Pitfield Street, Hoxton—the prisoner was never in their employment—I never saw him before I saw him at the police-court—he had no authority to use my master's name to get any goods.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-134" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROY</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Messrs. Bylands and Sons, Limited—on Saturday, 7th March, I saw the prisoner in their dress department at 12 o'clock—he said he wanted a piece of black Italian cloth 20
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 2l
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per yard—I showed him one at 20
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said he wanted a heavy make—I said it was heavy—he said he would take that with him, and gave the name of W. and R. Cox, Pitfield Street—I sent it down to the waiting-room; they gave him the goods-downstairs—I let him have the goods because I believed he came from W. and R. Cox—he had 57 1/2</p>
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<p>yards—I saw him on the Tuesday he was taken into custody, and recognised him as the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-135" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-135" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN WARD</persName> </hi>. I was a clerk in Messrs. Ryland's waiting-room on 6th March; I have left since—goods are sent down there from the depart
<lb/>ments and called for—on 6th March some braid was sent down, and I went to the prisoner and took his signature; he signed "John Collins"—the goods were entered to W. and R. Cox, of Pitfield Street—on the 7th I saw him there again, and I then delivered to him a piece of Italian cloth, for which he signed "John Collins, for Messrs. Cox."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-136" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MCCALANM</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the forwarding department at Messrs. Ryland's—on Tuesday, 10th March, about 5 o'clock, I saw the prisoner in the trimming department; I asked him if he was being attended to—he said he was—I asked him what goods he wanted—he said it was all right—I asked him from whom he came—he said from Price, of Kingsland—he said "I am Mr. Price's son"—I asked him if he had an order—he said he had not—I said "You have got an order-book in your hand"—he said "That is a private one"—I told him I did not believe him, and that I should require him to come downstairs with me—we went downstairs from the fourth to the third floor—I then told him I believed him to be the man I had been looking for for some days, and that I should take him prisoner; I sent for the police, and gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18850323-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18850323-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-137" type="surname" value="HICKMORE"/>
<interp inst="t18850323-name-137" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HICKMORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 170). I was called by Mr. McCal
<lb/>anm to Messrs. Ryland's on Tuesday, the 10th, about 5 o'clock, and took the prisoner to the station—I there found on him seven pawn tickets, two pocket-books, a key, and a ring—in answer to the charge he said he was not guilty; he was not sent by Mr. Price, of Kingsland Road, and he was not Mr. Price's son.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-423-18850323 t18850323-423-punishment-23"/>and to enter into recognisances in 50l. to keep the peace.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<lb/>wards I and my sister went out without my husband's knowledge, because I was frightened to be in the house, I took my child with us—we went to Vigo Street; we were there about half-past 5 o'clock—as I was coming down Vigo Street I had my baby on my right arm and my sister leaning on my left arm, and I felt something go in my back; I turned round and saw my husband there—he said "I have caught you now"—I put my hand to my back and found it was bleeding—the people called out and a constable came, and he was given in custody—I did not see whether he had got anything in his hand until he had done this, I then saw he had got a table knife—I found afterwards I was wounded in the shoulder blade; the stab went through the whole of my clothes, four articles of dress—I was taken to the police-station and seen there by Mr. Ross, a surgeon, and afterwards attended by Mr. Wright—the table knife was one of my landlady's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had left my husband twice before this and went and stayed with my sister—I stayed out with my sister till 1 o'clock on Wednesday morning, and in the morning I told my husband I had been to the Comedy Theatre for the purpose of getting an engagement—that was untrue—we met Mr. Dixon in Westminster Bridge Road—my sister</p>
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<lb/>ing, and he frightened me so much that I was afraid to be in the place—he told me I was not to to go out, and for the purpose of getting out I asked him to go out and get something to drink, and it was while he was away getting something to drink that we two and the child left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-153" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES REED</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Brunswick Road, Camberwell, with my sister and the prisoner—she lived there as Mrs. Taylor; I don't know whether the prisoner passed as Mr Taylor—she took the rooms in the name of Mrs. Taylor because he owed some money or something, but I don't know that he passed as Mr. Taylor—he knew she passed as Mrs. Taylor—they were badly off—I went out with my sister on Tuesday, the 10th, and I met a man named Dixon—I knew him before, and introduced him to my sister, and then it was arranged that he was to write, but I don't know whether he was to write to Mrs. Taylor—my sister gave her name and I gave mine—the letter was sent for me, then afterwards we were out till about 1 o'clock in the morning—on the following day I did not hear any quarrelling between my sister and the prisoner—on the Friday he was very angry about this letter, and threatened to kill her—he showed me the letter when he said he was going to write to Mr. Dixon for an explanation—I told him it was intended for me, and not her, but he would not believe me—this is the letter: "Temple, 11th February. Dear Mrs. Taylor, I find I shall not be able to keep my appointment with you to-morrow night. I fear also I shall not have an evening disengaged till next Wednesday. I will write again as to seeing your sister and you.** I hope that handsome big sister of yours is no longer cross with me, and that you both got safely home last night. With love to you both, Henry Dixon."—I know the prisoner's writing—this letter is part his writing and part mine—"9, Grosvenor Road, Cam
<lb/>berwell," is mine, and the following is the prisoner's: "Sir, I received your letter in my wife's absence, I suppose to keep the appointment with you, to her shame. I have not the slightest knowledge of you, but let me tell you if I find you speaking to my wife, or corresponding with her, I will watch her for the future and will pistol you on the spot. My wife probably told you I was abroad, or some such lie."—That is not signed—on Friday afternoon, about half-past 4, I and my sister and her little girl went out together while the prisoner was out of the house, and about half-past 5 we were in Vigo Street—we had not met or seen Dixon then—as I was walking along with my sister and child, going to get some money from a gentleman I knew, some one came at the back—I did not see him do it, but he turned round and said to her "I have caught you now"—my sister said "Oh, heavens, there is blood on my neck"—I said "That is nothing"—I did not know she was stabbed—somebody called out at the back "She is bleeding, he has a knife up his sleeve"—I did not see it, but I saw it pulled out from his sleeve—a constable then came up and took him in custody, and I saw the constable</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The letter was intended for me—I don't know whether Mr. Dixon made a mistake in addressing it or not—my sister told me to say before the Magistrate that it was not true that she had been passing as Mrs. Taylor, and I also said "I have been passing as Mrs. Taylor and paying the rent"—I meant to pay the rent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN HUNTER"/>JOHN HUNTER ROSS</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—on the evening of Friday, the 13th, a constable fetched me to the police-station at Vine Street—I there saw the prosecutrix—she was very faint and pale—I saw a wound at the angle of the left shoulder; it had bled a good deal; it was not a dangerous wound in itself; it was a quarter of an inch deep and about an inch long—it had gone right through the clothes—it was such a wound as might have been inflicted with a stab of this knife, but it must have been used with considerable force—if used with extreme force the wound would have been deeper—I should call it a moderately severe wound.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-156" type="given" value="MARDON"/>MARDON WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon living in the Walworth Road—I first saw the prosecutrix on the 20th—I attended her for the wound in her shoulder—it was not a dangerous wound, she was never in danger—she is quite well now—I attended her for about a fortnight—she is none the worse for it.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850323-427-offence-1 t18850323-name-158"/>Elizabeth Rhodes</persName>, with intent to murder.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-159" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH RHODES</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife, and live at Alexander Terrace, Wheelston, Harrow—we have been married 20 years, and have one child—on Sunday, 15th March, the prisoner came in to dinner about half-past 2 in the afternoon—he was not tipsy and he was not sober, I could see he had been drinking heavily previous to that—he ate part of his dinner, and I said, "Charlie, take your boots off and lay down and get over the booze," or "drink," I won't be sure which—he never</p>
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<p>answered—I went and lay down on the bed—I was sober—he was sitting against the fireplace in a chair—I was half awake and half asleep—nobody else was in the room—all at once I put my hand up to my throat and felt something at the left side of it, it was a razor, the prisoner had it—I took it from his hand, chucked it on the floor, and ran from the room—I only felt it once, I was cut in two places, once in the throat; I did not feel the one in front at the same time as the side, I felt both—one was done before I awoke, and the other was being done when I was awake—I got the razor from him, and screamed "Murder," and rushed out of the room, and Mrs. Rimmell ran upstairs and assisted me—I went to the police-station afterwards, where a doctor attended to me—I am all right now, I was not very much hurt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We had had words the day before, but not on this day—I recommended him to lie down, I thought it would do him good—I cannot account for this at all—he kept his razors in a little box under the bed in the same room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It is not true that I came home tipsy, and that you was at home; I had only had half a pint of beer that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had got two plates of dinner from downstairs; I put the things ready for dinner—I had not been drinking—I had had a pint of beer overnight—I had had a few words with some woman in the next room and a policeman was called in, but on this Sunday I never spoke to a person either upstairs or down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-160" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE RIMMELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Alexander Terrace—I knew the prisoner and his wife lately—he is a marine store dealer by trade—on this Sunday afternoon I was at home—I had heard no disturbance in the prisoner's room that day before half-past 3 in the afternoon—I then heard a scream of "Murder"—I ran upstairs to the door of the prisoner's room—I saw her standing at the door with her throat pouring with blood—the prisoner was in the room—I dragged her out of her room into my back room—as soon as I got up to her she said, "Oh God, he has cut my throat"—the prisoner was standing by the bedstead close by—I ran for further assistance—the prisoner waited in his room till I came back—he then said to me, "Has she hurt herself?"—I said, "That is best known to yourself"—he has frequently said he would swing for her, I have heard him, he said it on the Saturday before this Sunday, I do not know how he came to say it—he had been on the drink the last three weeks—I did not see any razor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Court.</hi> I do not know how he came to say this on this Saturday—he was talking to a man then in the back yard who was mending his truck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Your wife did not have a drain of beer in my house on this Sunday morning; she was not tipsy, I never saw her tipsy in my life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant S</hi> 2). About a quarter to 4 on Sunday, 15th March, I was called to this house—I saw the prosecutrix in the back room, first floor, being attended to by last witness—she was bleed
<lb/>ing from the throat on the left side—from what she said I went into the front room and saw the prisoner—I said, "I shall take you in custody for cutting your wife's throat"—he replied, "I will go quietly"—I then searched the room for a razor—I saw some blood on the pillow of the bed, also on the floor by the side of the bed, but I could not find any</p>
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<p>razor—it was fresh blood—I took him to Harrow Station, searched him, and found this clasp-knife on him, but no blood on it, neither was there any blood on his clothing—I then returned to the house and searched the room a second time, and found these four razors in a small metal box under the bed, all clean and no blood on any of them—the blood might easily have been rubbed off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There was your shaving-pot and other things in the box—this razor has been in use, the others were all rusty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> From what I saw of the prisoner at the time he was sober, but he had been drinking previously very heavily, I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-162" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector S</hi>). I was at the police-station when the prisoner was brought there—I heard his wife state in his presence what had happened to her—he did not make any statement to that, out when I read the charge over to him he said "I don't know any
<lb/>thing about it; she was carrying on all night, but I did not take any notice"—I saw that she was wounded in the throat, and a surgeon was sent for to attend to her—the prisoner was sober, but appeared rather bewildered and strange in his manner; he seemed to know what he was saying—besides the woman's throat being but, her thumb was cut slightly, and she had a bruise under her left jaw—the prisoner said "It was done when you were fighting last night"—she said "No, you did that on Friday"—the prisoner had a very slight cut on the inner side of his right hand, hardly perceptible, and a slight abrasion on the back of the right hand—I examined his clothes, but found nothing on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-163" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD STIVEN</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon—I was called to the Harrow Police-station about half-past 4 o'clock on Sunday afternoon, and saw the prose
<lb/>cutrix—she had a horizontal wound-on the right side, about an inch long, irregular in outline, bleeding freshly; it had penetrated through the skin; it was situated over the main artery of the neck, but had not touched it—on the left side there was a ragged wound about two inches long, beginning immediately under the left side of the chin, downwards and backwards, terminating in a mere scratch—they were two separate wounds, not at all connected with each other—there was also a small wound on the right thumb—a knife or razor might make the wounds—they were not dangerous in themselves, only in position—I gave her advice that one day, and never saw her after—she is quite well now—the wounds were perfectly fresh; I should say they had been inflicted about an hour before—I saw her at a quarter to 5 o'clock—the right hand wound had nothing to indicate whether it was self-inflicted or by another, but the left wound I should certainly say was by another; both were equally recent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 250) (
<hi rend="italic">Examined by the Prisoner</hi>). On Saturday night, just before 11 o'clock, the prosecutrix came to me; she had blood on her face and apron—she complained of Jane Wadlow having assaulted her, and wanted to know what she could do—I saw both were under the influence of drink, and referred them to the Magistrate, but they each declined taking proceedings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I know nothing at all about it. I never interfered with her, I was asleep. She went out at half-past 12, and came home at half-past 2 o'clock. She had been drinking. I was sitting by the fire; I had no razor or knife in my hand.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-166" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY CHARLESWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am matron of the casual ward of the Holborn Union in Vine Street, Clerkenwell Koad—the prisoner was admitted there on 4th December last; on the 7th she was delivered of a male child, and on the following day she was sent to the workhouse in Gray's Inn Road with the baby.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-167" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA SAPCOAT</persName> </hi>. I am labour mistress at the Holborn Workhouse—on 8th December last the prisoner came there with a male child—she was attended to there until 22nd December, when she was dis
<lb/>charged—she had recovered from her confinement sufficiently to leave, and she took the child with her—she had clothes supplied to her for it—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) form part of what she had given her, a shawl and nightgown; the shawl is not stamped, but there is a tear in it which I can swear to—the night-dress is stamped "Grays Inn Road, 37 Ward"—I also recognise this bandage—besides these there wore other clothes, a new flannel blanket and hood, which are missing—the child was registered at the workhouse, in my presence, as "John Hockley"—the prisoner got over her confinement remarkably well—the child was in good health when it left—as far as I am able to say it was a well-nourished child, and the clothes supplied were sufficient for it—the prisoner had plenty of milk for it at the house; she nursed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-168" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN HIGGINBOTHAM</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 111, Philip Street, Hoxton—he works for Dr. Stunt, and the prisoner, was cook in that service—I knew her as a servant there—on the evening of 22nd December she came to my house with her child—I knew that she had been confined—she lived with me—she attended to the child; she had not much milk—I fed it every morning with Ridge's food—after that I can't answer for; she took care of it—she continued to live with me till the 10th—on the 9th she said she was going to take the child to a friend's in London Fields to be minded, and she was to pay 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week, and she had paid one week in advance—I lent her the 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the Saturday night, the 10th, when she took it away at half-past 8 o'clock—it was then dressed in the clothes produced—I identify them—it was a bitter cold night, and wet—the baby was very thin and poor; it could not take the breast three days before it left my house—she had not sufficient for it—she returned at half-past 9 o'clock without the child, and remained with me three days—she did not tell me her friend's name or any further address than London Fields—I asked her the name, and she always turned the conversation—on the 13th she went into a situation—she never ill-used the child in my presence, she only said she wished she had not had it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-169" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a writing-desk maker, and live at 22, Antwerp Street, Hackney—on Saturday night, 10th January, about ten minutes to 10, I came from my house and heard the cry of a child in a dark part of the street—I went to the place and saw a bundle lying on the foot-path by a dead wall—I fetched a constable and then saw that the bundle contained child wrapped in a shawl—the constable took charge of it—it was a windy night, boisterous and wet.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 465). On Saturday night, 10th January, just before 10, Morris called my attention to a bundle on the</p>
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<p>ground near the wall—it was a baby wrapped in a shawl, dressed in a nightdress and bandage—I took it to the Hackney Infirmary, and one of the nurses took charge of it and Dr. Gordon examined it—I left it there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-171" type="given" value="LOUISA ESTHER"/>LOUISA ESTHER POOLE</persName> </hi>. I am night superintendent of nurses at the Hackney Union—on Saturday night, 10th January, Browing brought a male child wrapped in a shawl, a calico gown with "Holborn Union" stamped upon it, a shirt, a roller, and other things—it was cold and very dirty; the face was slightly marked and dirty on one side, as if it had been laid down—it was attended to by Dr. Gordon; I acted under his directions, and paid every attention to it; it died about ten miniutes to 8 Constable Alexander—these are the clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-172" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ALEXANDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I have produced the clothes—I got them from the infirmary on Sunday night, 11th January, after the child's death—I made inquiry, and on 7th March took the prisoner into custody at 13, Freeman Street, Caledonian Road—there had been an inquest, and in the meantime I had been trying to find her—I asked her name—she said "Esther Pinkney"—I told her I was a police constable, and should arrest her for causing the death of her child by starvation, and accelera
<lb/>ting its death by exposure on 10thk January in Antwerp Street, London Fields—she said she had left the child in charge of Mrs. Higginbotham at 111, Philip Street, Hoxton, and that Dr. Stunt, where she had been recently in service, had got it into a Foundling at the West-end, and she hadnot seen it since—Philip Street is about a mile from where the child was found.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-173" type="given" value="JOHN JOSEPH"/>JOHN JOSEPH GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am a M.R.C.S. and Licentiate of the College of Physicians, Edinburgh, and am Medical Officer of Hackney Infirmary—I saw this child when it was brought there on the Saturday night—I don't think I ever sasw a child more emaciated, and it was very cold indeed—the side of the head and face was covered with a thick mud—it seemed to be almost dying, very feeble—I ordered it to be sent to a ward and it was attended to under my care until it died the next night—I afterwards made a post-mortem examination—it weighed 4lb. 3 1/2 oz.; the average weight of child a month old would be from 8 to 10lb.—I examined the internal organs—in my judgement death was due to starva
<lb/>tion, of course hastened by the exposure that night—it was a wet, cold night—in my opinion even if it had not been exposed it would not have been likely to recover—there was no disease sufficient to account for death—the valves of the heart were a little affected from debility, but there was nothing to prevent their performing their functions—if pro
<lb/>perly fed with great care it might have lived, but it would require very great care indeed—there was nothing organic to cause death, if not starved or exposed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was confined on 7th December in the casual ward, and was removed from there to the Hol
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on the ground of her want of money to nourish the child, and the peculiar circumstances of the case.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL THOMPSON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">In this case Mr. Justice Lopes was of opinion that the cause of death was accidental, and directed the Jury to find the prisoner</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOYSES</hi>
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<lb/>stairs stairs very fast to the back door which leads out into the Monmouth Road—my daughter had bolted that door; I had heard it shut—when I got down it was shut, not bolted—I went upstairs, and called my daughter and the housekeeper, and the latter I told to go for the, police—in the cash-box was a cheque for 184
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a gold watch and chain, a ring, a cork
<lb/>screw, and 10 shares in the Neuve Monde, and other things—I have since seen this corkscrew and stud; I am quite sure they are mine—the stud was in the box before I lost it—Parish has been in my employ for about three years; I don't know Wells.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The stud is an ordinary one—I had seen it a day or two before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-183" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROWE</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 20, Porchestor Row—on Monday, 2nd March, I saw Parish; he made a communication to me, in conse
<lb/>quence of which I communicated with Mr. Oppenheim—on Wednesday evening, 4th March, between 11 and 12 o'clock, I saw Parish and Wells standing together at the corner of the Royal Oak—when Parish saw me he said to Wells "
<hi rend="italic">Shove</hi> up the road"—Wells hesitated for a minute, as if he did not understand, and then Parish moved his arm, and Wells ran away—I did not see him again that day—I didn't then know Wells by name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I swear to Wells being with Parish at that time of night—I am in the prosecutor's employ; I had only seen Wells once before—the corner of the Royal Oak is illuminated, and it was a very light night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector X</hi>). About 7 o'clock on the evening of 5th March I went to 52, Berrington Road, Notting Hill, and asked for Granier—his mother brought the prisoner to the door—I called him out
<lb/>side—I said "I think they call you
<hi rend="italic">Binto,</hi> don't they?"—he said "Yes"—I asked his name—he said "Thomas Wells"—I said "A lad of the name of John Parish (
<hi rend="italic">the other prisoner</hi>) has been arrested for a burglary at Mr. Oppenheim's in Westbourne Grove; he has made a statement accusing you of being concerned with him in having the property"—Wells said "I don't know Parish"—I said "You were in the Grove with him last night, near his master's shop"—he said "I was not in the Grove last night or the night before"—Rowe, who was standing near, said "That is the lad I saw with Parish last night in the Grove"—I took him back to his father's house, and told him to turn his pockets out; he did so, and among other things took this stud from his left-hand vest pocket—I asked him where he got the stud—he said "A
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> gave it to me three months'ago"—I asked who the
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> was, and where he lived—he said "I don't know his name, and I don't know where he lives"—he turned to his brother who stood near, and said "You have seen this with me a long time ago," or "months ago," or something to that effect—his brother said "I saw it with you about a week ago"—the burglary had been effected a week before that night—I took him to Mr. Oppenheim's for identification, and then to the station—when charged Parish saw him, and said "That is my mate,
<hi rend="italic">Binto,</hi> that was with me that night"—Wells said "I was not with you"—he was then charged, and the charge read over to him—Wells said "I had that stud a month ago"—on going to the cells he passed Parish, and Parish said to him "You had all the stuff, Wells, I am not going to take all the blame"—Wells said "I did, not have it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Wells said "I did not go with you," I think I said that at the police-court—his mother brought Wells to the door when I went there, she did not know me—I told him I was going to take him to the station, and he turned his pockets out willingly—it.is an ordinary stud, nine carat, I think—Parish made a statement, implicating a third man, Rogers or Buck, also, and then afterwards he said Rogers had none of the property; he said he was not in it, but he qualified it by saying he was not in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-185" type="given" value="WALTER ROBERT"/>WALTER ROBERT YORK</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Marlborough Street, Harrow Road—on 27th February, at 20 minutes past 7 o'clock a.m., I found this cash box in 30, Kildare Terrace, upside down—all the contents, the</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OPPENHEIM</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There was an old-fashioned seal in the box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wells's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "A
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> gave me the stud, he said it was gold. I said it was brass; I kept it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). I worked for the prosecutor—I have pleaded guilty to this indictment—I have known Wells for about three years—on 26th February I met Wells about 10 o'clock and went for a walk with him as far as Notting Hill Gate till half-past 10 or a quarter to 11 o'clock, then I went back towards the Coburn Road and met Rogers—nothing was said about Mr. Oppenheim's house—Wells then went home, and I went with Rogers and went indoors—I did not do the burglary, I only received the property and only pleaded guilty to receiv
<lb/>ing it—I only received one thing, the chain which Wells gave me ten days afterwards; it had a bit of a corkscrew on it—I gave it to Rowe, and he said "If you can get me the proper chain I won't say you done it, and I will give you 10l."—I was with Wells outside the Royal Oak on 4th March and said "Shove up the road," but Rowe could not hear us, as we were 10 yards from him; he would say anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WELLS</hi>. On 25th February I was at home—my brother sleeps with me and was at home that night—I went to bed at 10 o'clock, my brother came after me, it might be 12—he has to lay the fire every night for the next morning, and his raking out the grate woke me up—I had a night-light burning; it was 12 o'clock, and next morning he got up at 6 o'clock, his usual time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has a latch-key; he was out at 10 o'clock, I don't know who with—I know Parish by sight, as a companion of his—I never recollect saying that my brother was in bed at 10 o'clock on this night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I knew my brother was taken before the Magistrate—I did not then go to give evidence, because nobody called me and I said nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WELLS</hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—we always go to bed at 10 o'clock, and he rakes out the fire in the kitchen, which makes a great noise—I distinctly heard him on this night, 25th February, I am positive of it, and I found the fire laid next morning as usual—I went to bed about 10 o'clock and heard the raking about an hour afterwards at 11 o'clock, it might have been 12—I did not see him doing it, his brother was in bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go to the police-court—I heard my son was charged with burglary at 2 or 3 o'clock in the morning; I was never asked as to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have had no solicitor to tell me what to do.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WELLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lake.</hi> I seized you in the bar and accused you of putting your hand in my pocket—there was no fight in the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sullivan.</hi> I was not intoxicated.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 399). On Saturday, 14th March, about a quarter to 12 o'clock, I was on duty at Great Portland Street near the Albany Tavern—I saw Lake and Sullivan struggling with the prosecutor; Woodruffe was standing close by; the moment they saw me the prisoners ran away—I went up to the prosecutor; he was bleeding very much from the mouth, his clothes were very much disarranged and seemed all un
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lake.</hi> I allowed you to walk, but you refused—you tore off your silk handkerchief yourself to get away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sullivan.</hi> I don't remember your saying that the other man was as much in fault as Lake was.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 287). I was on duty in Great Port
<lb/>land Street at a quarter to 12 on this night—I saw the struggle between the three prisoners and the prosecutor outside the Albany, and Lake strike the prosecutor twice in the mouth—I saw Sullivan put his left arm under the prosecutor's chin and his right arm into his left waistcoat pocket and take his watch and chain away—he passed them to another man not in custody—I saw Woodruffe strike the prosecutor at the time</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Woodruffe.</hi> I could not say if you were the outside one or not—when you struck the prosecutor you were close to him; I saw you strike him over Sullivan's arm, you were outside Sullivan—you ran away, and I had Sullivan in custody—it did not take more than a minute.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-194" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DUFFEL</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Albany—I was serving on the night of 14th March, and saw the prisoners at the bar with two others and the prosecutor—I told them to leave off their noise and get outside—I did not go round to them—I am certain I saw Woodruffe there; I know him by sight, and have no doubt about him whatever.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sullivan.</hi> I did not see the cause of the quarrel—the prosecutor first came in about half-past 11.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lake.</hi> There was an onset which would have led to a fight, and the manager and potman put you outside—I do not know if there was a fight outside.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 75). I took Woodruffe into custody on 17th March, about half-past 10 at the Albany, Great Portland Street—I told him it was for being concerned with two other men in custody for stealing a watch and chain of a gentleman—I did not mention the date—he said, "I was not here on Saturday night"—I took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Lake says:</hi> "I am innocent of stealing the watch, but guilty of fighting with the man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan says:</hi> "I was there only to see Lake right in fighting him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Woodruffe says:</hi> "I was not in the Albany at all that night; my father and two or three more can prove it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lake and Woodruffs in their defences repeated in substance these statements. Sullivan said that only he and Lake were in the public house together; that the prosecutor accused Lake, and that they turned out to fight, and that when the police arrested Lake he asked what they took him for, and they arrested him also.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Woodruffe.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850323-name-196" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SCAMMELL</persName> </hi>. I am a brass finisher—I have not seen Woodruffe above eight times—on Saturday, 14th March, I was potman at the Crown, 64, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square, and was there the whole evening—I saw Woodruffe, his father, and little sister there the whole evening from a little after 10 o'clock to closing time—he never left the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We close at 12 o'clock on Saturdays—there were a good many people in—this public-house is about three or four minutes' walk from Great Portland Street—I was in and out of the taproom all the evening, I kept him in my sight—he might have gone outside,</p>
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<p>nothing further, not for as long as a minute—I do not watch everybody like that—he was playing at dominoes most of the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner's father spoke to me about coming here, and said he was going to subpoena me—I did not go before the Magistrate because I was not asked to do so—I first heard about it on Thursday last week, four or five days afterwards, and I remembered then who were in the public-house on the Saturday—James Berry, father and son, George Rogers, and other people were there too—I take the beer into the tap
<lb/>room where the prisoner and his father and sister were playing dominoes—his little sister remained there till the house closed.</p>
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