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<p>TENTH SESSION OF 1884-5, HELD JULY 27TH, 1885.</p>
<p>Short-hand writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, Esq.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commmission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 27th, 1885, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD ESHER</hi>, the Master of the Rolls; Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ROBERT GROVE</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</hi>, Knt,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM LAURENCE, Esq., M.P</hi>., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES CLARKE LAURENCE</hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">M.P., WILLIAM JAMES RICHMOND COTTON, ESQ</hi>., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS CHAMBERS</hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">REGINALD HANSON</hi>, Knt., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH SAVORY, ESQ</hi>., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROBERT MALCOLM KERR, ESQ., LL.D</hi>., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>JAMES WHITEHEAD, ESQ., Alderman,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<p>TENTH SESSION OF 1884-5.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-716-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully having in his possession counterfeit coin, with intent to utter the same, and to having been before convicted.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">To this</hi>
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<interp inst="t18850727-717-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-4" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE BATEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Plough public-house, High Street, Notting Hill—on 2nd June I was serving at the bar; about 10 p.m. Herbert came in and had a glass of bitter—he tendered a half-crown; I bent it and gave it to Mr. Smith, the landlord.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-5" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Plough—Bateman handed me this half-crown—I asked Herbert where he lived—he said in Princes Road—not thinking that sufficient I sent for a constable and gave him in custody, and gave the coin to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 276). I produce the half-crown which I got from Mr. Smith.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-7" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE OGBORN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Royal George, Carlisle Street, Lambeth—on 23rd June, about a quarter to 10 in the evening, Hollaby came and asked for a twopenny smoke; he gave me this shilling, which I bent and found to be counterfeit—I showed it to Mrs. Humphreys, the landlady—she came out and said to the prisoner "Are you aware that is counterfeit?"—he said "No"—she said she should detain him, which she did, and sent for the police—before he came Herbert came in, and Hollaby went out, having given a good half-crown to Mrs. Humphreys—Herbert had some refreshment, for whichf he paid in good money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Hollaby.</hi> I never was in the public-house.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am positive he is the lad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-8" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman L</hi> 106). I was called to the Royal George—I saw Herbert walking from the public-house towards me—I received this shilling from Mrs. Humphreys—she marked it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-9" type="given" value="AUBREY"/>AUBREY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I assist my mother, a hosier in Westbourne Grove—on 27th June, about 7 in the evening, Hollaby came in for a collar, which came to 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a bad half-crown; I told him it was bad—he said "Then it will be of no use to me"—I gave it him back—he gave me a good half-crown and I gave him change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hollaby.</hi> I did not test your coin; I knew it was bad by the look of it, it had a bad edge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X</hi>). On 27th June, about half-past 6 in the evening, I saw the two prisoner's and another man leave the Clarendon public-house, Notting Hill—I and Pearce, a plain clothes constable, followed them into Norfolk Terrace—Hollaby went into the Alma public-house; Herbert and the other man remained outside—Hollaby came out in about two minutes and joined them; the third man then left, and the two prisoners went on through Westbourne Grove; both went into the Redan public-house—they remained there about a quarter of an hour—I afterwards saw Hollaby go into Brown's shop—when he came out he joined Herbert and they walked along Westbourne Grove—I followed them into William Street—they stopped there and were taken into custody—I took Herbert—he walked quietly for about a hundred yards, he then became very violent and pulled a knife out of his waistcoat pocket—I struggled with him for about a quarter of an hour—he afterwards pulled out this purse from his right-hand breast pocket, which contained eight counterfeit half-crowns wrapped up in tissue paper, and one loose in his right-hand trousers pocket—at the station I found another counterfeit half-crown in his right-hand trousers pocket—Hollaby was taken to the station by Pearce.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-11" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT PEARCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 235). I took Hollaby into custody—I told him I should take him into custody on suspicion of having in his possession counterfeit coin—he said "I have done nothing; I met them in Westbourne Grove opposite Whiteley's; they asked me to have some-thing to drink, but I would not have anything, you will find nothing on me, the other
<hi rend="italic">bloke</hi> has got the stuff"—I found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and threepence in copper in good money—I found a collar on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the Treasury in these cases—I have had considerable experience in Mint cases—I have ex
<lb/>amined these coins, they are all counterfeit and from different moulds.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-717-18850727 t18850727-717-punishment-2"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-14" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BEE</persName> </hi>. I keep a beerhouse at Brentford called the Shovel and Hoe—on the morning of 4th July, about midday, the prisoner came in for half a pint of ale; she had two shillings in her hand, and dropped one on the counter, and kept the other back; that excited my suspicion—I gave her the change, and she drank the bear and left—immediately after she had gone I found it was bad; it had not gone out of my hand,</p>
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<p>and I went out and went across the road, and followed her; after going 100 yards she turned round and looked, but I don't think she recognised me; after going another 100 yards she turned round, and I think she recognised me, and began walking very quickly, and when she saw I was closing on her she went into a public-house; I fetched her out, and told her she had given me a bad shilling—she said "Well, if that is a bad one I will give you a good one for it"—I asked her what money she had, and she showed me a shilling and sixpence and fivepence worth of coppers, and said that was all the money she had got—I had given her sixpence and fivepence worth of coppers—I called a policeman, and gave her in charge—this is the shilling produced—I marked it, and gave it to the policeman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 349). On 4th July last I saw the last witness going along High Street, Brentford, and in consequence of his beckoning to me I went up to him, and he gave the prisoner in custody for passing a bad shilling—the prisoner then offered to give him a good one—I took her to the station, and gave her over to the female searcher, who gave me these four shillings in silver and one shilling and sixpence-halfpenny in bronze—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the bad shilling Mr. Bee gave me—I asked her where she lived, and she refused to give any address—she said she lived anywhere.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-16" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA COX</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the Brentford Police-office—on 4th July last I searched the prisoner, and found on her four six-pences and two shillings, and 1
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, which I handed to Dean.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-17" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is quite bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in a written defence stated she had taken the shilling in change, but did not know where, and did not know it was bad.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18850727-719-offence-1 t18850727-name-19"/>Henry Snelgrove</persName>, and causing bodily harm.
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-20" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>MR. ERNEST BEARD</persName> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-21" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Lucknow beerhouse at Acton—on 3rd June, about 10.45 at night, the prisoner came in intoxicated, and made use of foul language—I told him I could not allow such language, and if he did not leave I should send for a constable—he said "No b—b—should put him out"—he assaulted me, and I sent for a constable, and gave him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 412). I was called to the Lucknow Arms—I found the prisoner and the landlord struggling together, and the landlord gave him in custody—he went out quietly, but when outside he said "God blind me, you shan't take me," and he struck me a heavy blow in the chest, threw himself down, and kicked me in the privates when he was down—I have been under the divisional surgeon ever since, and have suffered great pain in the parts and in the head—I received a blow on the back of the head—I can't say how that was inflicted—I was very sick and faint—assistance came, and the prisoner was persuaded by his friends to go quietly to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-23" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DODSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—Snelgrove has been under my care since 3rd June—he was suffering from slight concussion of the brain, the result of the blow on the back of the head—</p>
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<p>he also had a severe blow or kick on the private parts, from which he has suffered a considerable amount of pain—he is still under my treatment and unfit for duty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "When I have beer I don't know what I do."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fined</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Fined</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received by him on account of the partnership, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was fixed as the selling price, and if he could get the offer of a lower price he was to let me know—on 3rd June he said he thought he could place them with Messrs. Evans—nothing was said about the price—next day, 4th June, I inquired whether he had got the price—he said the goods were not sold, he had not any offer, but that Messrs. Evans wanted to consider the matter, and he told me to send the whole parcel there on memorandum for them to look through it—they were packed in canvas—he said something like "I got a porter"—I did not want to send them through a porter of his own—the goods not being very heavy I said to the office boy "You can carry them there, and see to bring me a receipt for the goods"—the prisoner wrote out this memorandum, which the boy took with him and</p>
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<p>brought back receipted and handed to me. (
<hi rend="italic">This was:</hi> "Received of Mann and Co. 15 dozen and 10/12 bear trimmings, June 14th, 1885," and marked memo.) The prisoner went round directly after the boy—towards the evening of that day I saw him again—he then said Messrs. Evans would take time to consider the transaction, whether they should make an offer or buy a parcel—on Friday, 5th June, I saw him at the office and inquired—he said "I cannot tell you yet, they have not decided"—he usually came to the office between 9 and 10—on the Saturday, 6th June, he came about 12 or 1 I think—I had then been round to Messrs. Evans in consequence of what the boy whom I had sent to them previously had said—at Messrs. Evans's I was shown this invoice, dated June 5th—I fancy it was then receipted like this—this receipt is in the prisoner's handwriting—the invoice is a printed one of Mann and Co.'s—I cannot tell whose writing is on it—I did not know there were such invoices—I had sent him to the printer for cards, and he had come back saying he had ordered invoices, memoranda, and cards—on seeing the invoices I said there was plenty of time to make them when we had done business—I did not know until I saw this that any invoices had been printed—the skins appeared to have been sold at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or so, less than the cost price—I had told him the price was 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—we agreed that should be the price—on the Saturday after this when I saw him I said "I think I hear that you sold the trimmings"—he patted his pockets, and said "I have got you; I claim from you 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week; 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. referring to March and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to a subsequent date"—I said "I am going to Messrs. Evans now"—he said "Don't take the trouble; you may save yourself the trouble"—he followed me in the street saying "You can save yourself the trouble; I have got the money"—I asked nim to go to my solicitor on the matter—he declined to follow me there, and did not come there to the office, and so I went on to Messrs. Evans and got all particulars—the prisoner went out of the office as I left—I did not see him again that day—he did not come to the office on Monday—I wrote him this note on Saturday after he left: "Unless you appear on Monday morning at 10.15 at my office, when we can go to Messrs. Field and Buller, I shall know how to act"—I received this answer from the prisoner: "Dear Sir,—I shall not be in the office on Monday till late, but you will hear from me about 11 o'clock"—a solicitor for the prisoner. Mr. Hurrell, called at the office about 11 on Monday—I was out—having heard he had called I went there and for the first time saw this account offering me a balance of 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I do not know what the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the disbursements refers to—I never knew the name of Kymer and Co.—Wyld was the chambermaster upstairs who made the fur trimmings up—that is the only genuine name as far as I know—I have heard that amount has been paid to Wyld since this action—at that time I had not heard that any money had been paid to him—I know nothing of wages to J. T. Mann, 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., from 30th March to May 11th—I never agreed to pay him wages—he was not in my service on 30th March—I only agreed to pay him what was on the agreement—there was no profit from selling these furs, but a loss—I saw nothing more of the prisoner at the office or anywhere until proceedings were taken against him—I advanced him 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at different times on accouut of future profits.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was the sole representative of the firm of Raer and</p>
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<p>Co. when Mann joined me; we had just started—I could put no con
<lb/>struction on whether the prisoner was partner or servant, we simply had the agreement—he had to receive a certain amount of profits on transac
<lb/>tions he made—I have been in the fur trade since 1875, and have know
<lb/>ledge of furs—the firm of Raer and Co. had been in existence seven or eight months—before that there had been another firm of Raer and Co., which had become bankrupt in 1880—I am an uncertificated bankrupt at the present time—I believe a dividend of 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid, but it was out of my hands then; that arose out of a partnership—I was never concerned in another bankruptcy—there was no composition with the firm of Thereser Raer and Co.—there was an execution taken by two people, who seized that firm's goods—I knew Mann as traveller for Myers, the largest fur people in the City, of St. Paul's Churchyard—he was after-wards in another house—I supposed he had a good connection among people who dealt in furs—these furs were in my trust; Mr. Field was their owner—they had belonged to Thereser Raer and Co., and had been paid for—Mr. Field paid for them and they became his—he is a member of a firm of solicitors—I wanted the prisoner to go and see them on Monday—I had the intention of prosecuting the prisoner, and consulted with Field as to what was best to be done—I did not at once call a constable, because it was the first case of the kind that had come into my experi
<lb/>ence, and I did not know how to act—I went to Field to ask him the name of a solicitor, and after that took criminal proceedings—the only sale effected since the arrangement was this to Messrs. Evans—the prisoner came daily at 9.30 or 10 in the morning, and left at 4.30 or 5 or 6—I think he went about and saw customers—I swear the prisoner did not tell me after two or three weeks that it would be utterly impossible for him to live under the terms of the agreement, as I was not doing any business—I have in my books "Received on account 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., J.B. Mann"—I took no security from him for those advances, it was not the custom; they were not on account of future profits—I swear the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. does not represent advances made by me to him on account of wages he claimed—I am not a debtor to Mr. Field; he was the creditor of the firm of a relative of mine, through which he got these skins; they were paid with that money—the prisonor came in the office about 12 or 1on the Saturday—before I went to Messrs. Evans I met him in the street, when I asked him to go to my solicitor—I had spoken to the prisoner once or twice before March—he came once or twice to inquire whether I had made np my mind to engage him—our cards had Mann and Co. printed on them by my direction, and I had Mann and Co. put on the door—the invoices were cancelled because I did not agree with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I advanced him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the first day, May 4—the sums were entered from time to time in the cash-book as advanced to him—Field and Co. were solicitors to Thereser Eaer and Co., and had advanced money to them on the security of the skins, which Messrs. Field after-wards entrusted to us to sell—I consulted with them as to the price at which they should be sold before I agreed with the prisoner—I had no agreement with them as to profit.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-38" type="given" value="FREDERICK ARTHUR"/>FREDERICK ARTHUR BLACKWELL</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Messrs. R. Evans and Co., 24, Watling Street, furriers—on 24th June the prisoner called on me, producing this card of Mann and Co., and asking to see the buyer—he said he had a cheap line of bear trimmings to show him; they were</p>
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<p>very cheap, he required some money to pay his workpeople—I think he named 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. as the price at first—he showed me some samples, which I took in, saying if he called about 2 he would probably see the buyer—later in the day a parcel of fur trimmings came, and I signed this receipt for them—nothing was said about the goods being sent on approval.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-39" type="given" value="OSMOND"/>OSMOND PACKER</persName> </hi>. I am buyer to Messrs. Richard Evans and Co.—the last witness spoke to me about fur trimmings, and about 3 o'clock on 4th June I saw the prisoner on the premises—I had seen the samples he had left—he said he had got about 15 or 16 dozen; he would sell them at 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a yard—I told him they were no use to me at all at that price—after a few words he asked me if I could select 6 dozen, if he sent them on, at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., as he wanted money to pay the workpeople in the factory—I agreed to take 6 dozen at 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., providing they were up to the samples—he went away-the parcel arrived; I examined it and selected 10 dozen as being up to sample—next morning I saw him again and told him I would keep the lot at that price—he said his partner would not let him sell them under 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., on that Friday or Saturday I saw the invoice for them, and sent it down to the counting-house—it was the cashier's business to agree with him about discount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been a buyer in the fur trade about six years, I buy a good bit for Messrs. Evans—I certainly think 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was too much for these skins, I think 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was exorbitant, 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. would be a fair price to ask for them; they were a bad colour, and price various according to colour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I mark the profit they are sold at.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-40" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RAER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-exmined</hi>). The prisoner had to pay no work-people.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I did not pay Wyld because he had goods in hand to settle with—I have not paid the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. since this affair—I have heard the prisoner has paid it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. I don't know when it was paid to Wyld, it was after this transaction and after I took proceedings I have heard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-41" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEATHERSTONE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Evans and Co.—on 6th June I drew this cheque payable to Mann and Co. for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in payment for fifteen dozen fur trimmings-all our cheques are printed with the crossing—I altered it to cash at his request—Mr. Raer called on Saturday morning about 12 o'clock; I answered his questions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOLYNEUX</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Barclay, Bevan, and Co.'s bank—I cashed this cheque on 6th June over the counter—I do not recollect the person to whom I gave the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-43" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RAER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the Jury</hi>). 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was tendered to me on the Monday after Saturday, the 6th, about 12 or 1 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BENNETT</hi> (32)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 569). I was called and told the prisoner the charge—I found on him these nine florins; they were pretty bright and not wrapped in paper—he said "I picked them up"—I found on him five metal teaspoons, four pence, two halfpence, and this police supervision paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not look as if you had been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These ten coins are bad, and from different moulds—the one uttered is from a different mould to any of the others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I found them, but if I had known they were bad I should not have tried to pass one with the other nine in my possession.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-731-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-51" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BLANDFORD</persName> </hi>. I keep a grocery store at Southall—on 8th July, about 8 p.m., a man, not the prisoner, came in and purchased half a pound of biscuits and a box of matches, price 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me half a crown—I gave him the change, and he left—alter he had gone I dis
<lb/>covered it was bad, and went to the door and watched him going towards Uxbridge—he got in conversation with the prisoner about 150 yards away—I went to them, and said to the other man in the prisoner's presence "This half-crown is bad"—he said "I took it in a public-house, and was not aware it was bad"—the prisoner said "Give this man back the change if it is bad"—he did so, and the goods—I left them in conversa
<lb/>tion going towards Uxbridge, and went back to my shop, and saw Busby, and I and he followed the men—when we had got some distance I saw a constable coming towards us, and called out to him, and pointed to the two men; they were about three or four dozen yards from him, and I was about the same distance—I then saw the prisoner throw some money over the hedge; I heard it jingle—he ran away, and got over a gate into a cornfield—Busby went after the prisoner, and caught him, and afterwards gave him to the constable—I searched the place where I had seen him throw the money, and found these ten half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">pro
<lb/>duced</hi>), which I handed to the constable—I don't know what became of the coin that was uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When I came out of ray shop I did not follow you to the police-station—the policeman did not ask me if I were the only witness, and say that my evidence would go for nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were about 100 yards from me when I saw you meet the man—I did not see you with him before you went into the shop—about ten minutes elapsed from the time you met him to the time you threw the coins away—it took me ten minutes to walk that 100 yards where you were—the coins came out of the paper as it went over the hedge—I was about a dozen yards from you when I shouted to the policeman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 303). About 5.15 on 8th July I was in the high road, Hayes, and saw the prisoner and another man—I heard somebody call out "Stop him, stop him," pointing to the prisoner and another man—I went across the road—the prisoner jumped over a gate into a cornfield—I slipped down on the pavement, and he jumped over the gate—I saw Busby catch hold of him, and went up and took him—he was then among the corn in the field—I searched him and found on him five shillings, a sixpence, and this memorandum book—he said, "It is not me that you want, but the other man"—the prosecutor handed me these 10 half-crowns and florin (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not been drinking when I took you, I slipped because there was an iron plate where they had been laying down tele-phone wires, and my boot slipped on that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector X</hi>). I was on duty at the station at Hanwell when the prisoner was brought in—Blandford charged him with attempting to pass a bad half-crown with another man not in custody—I read the charge to him, and he made this statement, which I wrote down at the time: "I was out looking for work, and I came by Gun
<lb/>nersbury Flower Show; I was proceeding towards home; when I got near the prosecutor's residence a stranger accosted me and asked me if I was going fishing; I said 'No, I am going home,' and the prosecutor came up and charged me with uttering a half-crown; he threw something away over the hedge; I proceeded towards home, and was arrested and given in custody for being in company of that man"—we have no trace of the other man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-55" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH AUSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The other man jumped over a hedge on the opposite side of the road to the gate, while I was running after the prisoner and got away—I did not go after him; I did not know there was any charge against him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence repeated in substance the statement he had made to the inspector, and added that the constable was drunk.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I asked him if he had searched you; he said "No," and I said "Search him at once," and he did so—he was not too drunk to do it—I did not do it, but I superintended it and saw that he was properly searched—his boots and coat were taken off.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and put down a florin—I saw at once it was bad, and asked him where he got it—he said, "From a machine minder at Bell's"—that is about 20 or 30 yards from my shop—I asked him if he would go to Bell's—he said "Yes"—he want quietly from 12 to 14 yards, and then made a sudden bolt—I shouted and ran after him, and he was taken by a constable—I accompanied him to Bell's within 20 minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCINNIS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Bell, printers and bookbinders, Cursitor Street, and have been so 18 years—I pay all the people employed there except the machine-minders—the prisoner has never been employed there—I know all the machine-minders by sight.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 317). About 4.15 on 9th July I saw the prisoner running and Mr. Canty running after him—I stopped him, and the prosecutor came up and charged him with tendering a bad florin for some tea—I asked him where he got it—he said a man had given it to him to go and buy some bread and butter and tea—I said "Where do you work?"—he said "At Bell's, the bookbinders in Cursitor Street"—I took him there and saw Mr. Bell, who paid in the prisoner's presence that he didn't know him, and he was not known there at all—I searched him at the station but found nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is bad. A coin which breaks in your teeth easily is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that a man from Bell's had given him the coin to go to Canty's and get a pint of tea and two slices, and to say that he worked at Bell's, and that he ran away because he thought they would lock him up.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">His mother entered into recognisances for his appearance to receive judgment when called on.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday</hi>, July 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLES</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The defendant Vagg was a mortgage broker, and acted in that capacity in negotiating loans for Forfar and others. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You tore your waistcoat yourself in pulling it off, and then dropped it, and you had something round your neck which you threw away too.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not in Harris's custody before I got'there—you ran back and said "I have lost half my waistcoat, the lad has got the other half."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> The wall is six feet high—I had no ladder—we followed you in two or three minutes; it was impossible for yon to have got farther.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams's Defence.</hi> We are both perfectly innocent of going to No. 13. This
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi> 41). I met Birch with the prisoner in charge—I examined the roofs from Nos. 20 to 35—I found scratches of boots on the lead at No. 20, near a small window 18 inches square, and a slate was fresh broken—Nos. 24 to 30 are enclosed by a hoarding 20 feet high—there is a door in the Mews—I searched the prisoner at the station and found a watch and metal chain, a ring, two cigars, a cigar-case, 3 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The door was secure at a quarter to 2, and at 2 it was found open, I do not see how I could do so much damage in a quarter of an hour.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">catched</hi> me by my neck and called out "Make haste"—he was then behind me; another man directly came in front of me—the prisoner held me tight with his hands and hurt me, and the other man unbuttoned my coat and took my gold watch out, and only left this piece of my chain—I struggled with him three or four minutes, and could not get any one to help me—the prisoner gave me a knock with his fist, which hurt me, and I let my chain go—they both ran away, but a witness ran after the prisoner, and I saw him stopped—this is my watch (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure he was not drunk—I do not know whether he was actually sick—Bell Lane is pretty crowded on Saturday night, but I saw no others around till after I lost my watch—it was safe when I felt the tug.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not too drunk to hold me by my neck, or to say "Make haste."</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-97" type="given" value="HIRAM"/>HIRAM JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 116, Gonlston Street, near Bell Lane—I went out of the Synagogue with the prosecutor about 9.30; it was pouring with rain—I stopped two or three minutes in Bell Lane and he went on—when I was going home I saw the prisoner standing behind him, holding him by his neck, and another man in front of him—I am sure of the prisoner; I could swear to him twenty times—I halloaed "Police"—the prisoner gave him a knock on his arm and he let the chain go and halloaed "Stop thief"—I ran after the two men, and the one with the chain ran in the other direction—I followed the prisoner and called "Stop thief"—a lot of people came and said "They have got him"—I was behind the prisoner and did not lose sight of him for a moment—the policeman came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had his hands round the prosecutor's neck—I have known the prosecutor sixteen years, he is a butcher—I have not been a witness over and over again for him at Shoreditch and Bow County Court; never—I have worked for Mr. Rosenberg twelve months up to the time this occurred—I was working for him on this Saturday night, and got my wages and I worked there afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure he said "For God's sake let me go." (
<hi rend="italic">These words were not in the witness's deposition</hi>)—I am in an egg merchant's shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot remember what the prisoner said, but I met him again crying—I cannot swear that I heard him say "For God's sake let me go," as it is four weeks since it happened.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was under the influence of drink—I believe he is a hard-working honest man; I can find out nothing against him—he is a stonemason—I never saw him before that night—he was between drunk and sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Foxcroft.</hi> You were behind me when I was stabbed—there were two cuts at the point of my left elbow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Brown's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I had no knife. We fired on Hobbs."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman M</hi> 188). A few minutes before 4 a.m. on 10th July I saw the prisoner with another man come over a fence at the rear of 151, High Street, Homerton, and go into the closet—I followed them round; they were getting over another fence—I took the prisoner—they threw this bundle of linen over the fence—a window of No. 151 on the ground floor was wide open, and also the back door—the other man got away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he went to the w.c., and that then the other man came over the wall with the bundle; that he wanted to get away from him, and was climbing the wall when the constable seized him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SCALES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a knife—I held him till a constable got close by, who took him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a knife"—the prisoner said "I have been to Limehouse"—I said "Very well, I shall take you to the station and make inquiries"—he said "To tell you the truth, I have not been any farther than Church Street here"—he was taken to the station, charged, and in his waistcoat pocket I found 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and in his trousers pocket 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prosecutor was drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I saw the prisoner crossing the road—Moore ran after him—at the station the prosecutor said he had been robbed of a knife—I found the knife in the street, about the same place—he identified it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence slated that he went across the street to see what the row was, and was taken in custody; that he had his wages, 1l. 2s. 6d., on the Saturday, and had only paid out of it 9s. He produced a written character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DILL</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DILL</hi>. The crossbars are perhaps 16 inches apart—I could put my hat through the hole in the window—I was in the public-house when I saw the three prisoners, in a different bar; they used shameful language, and the landlord would not serve them—Leach waa there; I knew him directly I got to the station—they had been in the neighbourhood five hours.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS AUGUSTUS"/>THOMAS AUGUSTUS PAINTER</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, at 76, Marylebone Lane—on 25th June, about 12.30, I was in bed and heard a scratching noise—I went into the shop and opened the door of the enclosure of the windows—the plate glass window was cut out, and I was looking to see where the pieces came from—I saw a hand come through the window; I laid hold of it and called to my wife to run and call out police—another came behind and pulled the owner of the hand away—I ran up the lane in my nightshirt calling "Police" and "Stop thief"—when I got to the corner of London and Wigmore Streets I met a policeman—he came back with me—I put my clothes on and described the two men—while taking the things out of the window I said "Here are the two"—the policeman jumped over the counter and ran out and caught one of them; I caught the other—I had missed a smoker's com
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Marshall.</hi> I did not see you at the time my window was broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Welch.</hi> I could not swear to the two men that did it, but I am almost sure you are one.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by Marshall</hi>). I did not see you when the shop was broken into, but I saw you in a public-house with three little girls.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Welch.</hi> I saw you in the public-house in William Street with three little girls.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 145). On 25th June I was in Thayer Street and heard three distinct knocks and the breaking of glass—I ran to the corner of the street, looked up and down, saw no one but the three prisoners standing outside Mr. Lorriman's shop—I took off my helmet, and crept along the railings till I got nearly to them—they said "Look out, a b—g copper"—they ran and I after them—I caught Leach and called out "Stop thief," and Mr. Painter and a constable came out, and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DILL</hi>. I ran about 30 yards before I caught Leach—on searching him at the station I found a watch and chain, none of the stolen articles—when apprehended he said "What do you want me for? I have done nothing."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Marshall.</hi> I recognise you by your dress; I swear to you by your brown coat—there was a lamp in Mr. Painter's shop—I have no idea what trousers you had on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Welch.</hi> I saw you with the other prisoners.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 235). On 25th June, about 1 a.m., I was in Brick Street; I heard a noise, and on proceeding to the spot saw Marshall—Mr. Painter called to me to catch him—I took him to the station; he said he was assisting the police—I charged him with burglary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Marshall.</hi> Mr. Painter was calling "Police" in Brick Street; you were passing to and fro among the crowd—no one had hold of you when I came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Marshall and Welch in their defence stated that they knew nothing about it, but were passing, and were arrested. Welch added that he knew the men who had done it, they were awaiting their trial for another offence, in the House of Detention, and had shown him the pipe.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the hat 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cross.</hi> I went in the public-house by myself, and was not drinking with any one there—I took no notice of any one there till you brought me the pot—I swear you are the man that asked me to fill it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in Nov., 1883, in the name of </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Years' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grove.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">REED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 15th June, about 2 o'clock, I saw the prisoner at the office of the solicitor for the prosecution with a gentleman from Marseilles representing a firm there—Mr. Abrahams spoke to him in English, and told him I was the officer who was going to arrest him—the prisoner spoke to the French gentleman in French, which I did not understand—I then said to him in English, "I am going to arrest you, you will be charged with stealing about the month of May 100 barrels of castor oil; you will also be charged with obtaining them by fraud, and with forging an acceptance to a bill of exchange in reference to the same, and the endorsement on a bill of lading"—he made no reply to me, he spoke to the gentleman in French—I took him to Snow Hill Station, and he was charged—he said that his place of business was 11, Westmoreland Buildings, Aldersgate Street—I went there, and took possession of a number of books, papers, and letter copy books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have got all the letters and papers—I do not think there were any letters from Mr. Geddes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-173" type="given" value="VICTOR"/>VICTOR BOENFOR</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the house of Messrs. Sanguinetti and Panjaen, oil crushers, of Marseilles—I first saw the prisoner at my office on 15th June—the name given was Fedeler, Warburton, and Co.—about September last I received a letter from that firm, and subsequently I appointed them our agents for the sale of oil in this country, and in consequence of letters received from them I consigned to Thomas Harris and Sons a shipment by the Renfrewshire on 4th January, and on 12th January 12 casks to Thomas Harris and Sons—the endorsement is, "Deliver to the order of William Geddes, signed Thomas Harris and Sons, endorsed William Geddes"—on 14th February I consigned 20 casks of oil to Thomas Harris and Sons by the ship Hesperia—it is endorsed "Thomas Harris and Sons" and then "W. Geddes"—on 4th April I consigned 50 casks of oil per Nubia to Thomas Harris and Sons—that is endorsed "Thomas Harris and Sons, Wm. Geddes"—on 28th April I sent 50 casks per Comorin to Thomas Harris and Sons—about 14th February I received from Fedeler this bill of exchange for 2,432 francs 30 centimes—that fell due on 15th April, and it was met—beyond the amount of that bill we have not received payment for any consign
<lb/>ment—I also received in course of post from Fedeler, Warburton, and Co. this bill of exchange. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated 4th April, 1885, for 5,332 francs 5 cen
<lb/>times, payable on 3rd June, drawn on Thomas Harris and Sons; of Glasgow accepted payable to Messrs. Dreyfus and Co., of Paris, Thomas Harris and Sons.</hi>) When I dispatched this bill of lading I believed that they were going to Thomas Harris and Sons, of Glasgow, and that the endorsement</p>
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<p>would be in their name, and that the acceptance to the bills was theirs—I forwarded the bills of lading direct to the prisoner for the purpose of transmitting them to Thomas Harris and Sons—when I saw him at the office on 15th June I came over specially in consequence of his corre
<lb/>spondence, and asked him how it was that Messrs. Harris after two months should ask for an allowance of 500 francs—he had written to me about that, and I said, "Why did you send us your bill for the 50 casks?"—the last 50 casks had been consigned to Harris and Sons—instead of sending our bill he sent us this promissory note of his own (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he was very astonished at my being here, and he wanted to prove how it was he sent us his bill, and he showed me this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on account, of the 50 casks sent per Nubia—the net amount is 195
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—when I saw that account sale I perfectly saw how the thing was; I perfectly understood that Thomas Harris and Sons had never benefited by the merchandise, and I asked the prisoner how it was he had taken the merchandise and the money—he said, "I have had the money and have paid different debts of my own with it"—he begged me not to ruin him, and offered to give me some goods to diminish his debt—I said, "I cannot take goods if they are not really your property," and that I was convinced that the firm of Thomas Harris and Sons did not exist—I said, "Show me the letters wherein you have sent the bills of lading to Messrs. Harris and the drafts"—he was not able to show me any, he said they were at his house—we spoke German, French, and English together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate, "He avowed he had received the money for the two consignments, and with the money had paid other bills"—I have seen Mr. Harris since, and I know there is such a person—I inquired for Thomas Harris and Son, not only through the prisoner's firm, but other firms—five lots were sent to them, and three have been paid for.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS GEDDES</persName> </hi>. I am a broker, of 17, Hope Street, Glasgow—on or about January 8th, 1885, I received this communication from Fedeler, Warburton, and Co.: "Dear Sir,—We have 10 casks, 300 kilos each, of castor-oil lying at Glasgow; please let us know the present value, and we shall place the sale in your hands; your answer by return will oblige"—we sent our delivery order to the stores and drew our own samples, after which we remitted to the firm our first account on 16th January, 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was in advance against these 10 casks—after that we received these four bills of lading by post from the prisoner as they are now—they were all endorsed in this form except the second, which is Harris, Thomas, and Sons—we received letters instructing us to sell, and cleared them from the docks and rendered an account to the prisoner—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are our four account sales—they were all posted by us to Fedeler, Warburton, and Co. in London, and we remitted the amount in due course—we received all these letters and memoranda from his firm—they are all backed by my clerk—this letter is my writing sent to the firm—I have never had any transactions with Harris and Sons.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-175" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in clocks, bronzes, and electro-plate, at 5, Drury Street, Glasgow, and 37, Cannon Street, London—the en
<lb/>dorsements "Thomas Harris and Sons" on these four bills are not my writing, nor are they written by my authority; I never saw them before</p>
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<p>—I never gave orders for these consignments, nor have I received orders for them—I received no foreign bills of exchange drawn on me by Sanguinetti and Panjaen—these two signatures, Thomas Harris and Sons, are not written by me or by my authority—I think I sent one order for oil last September from Glasgow—that is the only one I know of—I have had some letters from the prisoner, and I do not think this Thomas Harris and Sons is his writing—these acceptances to bills are not mine—I have no idea whose they are—I never directed the prisoner to make a complaint about overcharge on oil consigned to me by Sanguinetti and Panjaen—I did not give him instructions about any abatement in the prices for them—I never heard of the firm before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a dealer in the fine arts generally, and I never ordered any castor oil—I knew that the prisoner's firm were dealing in castor oil—Mr. Jameson is their clerk—I have known him over 20 years—I believe an order was given for castor-oil from Glasgow from Gray and Sons—a letter was written to Fedeler, Warburton, and Co., ordering castor-oil to Hutchings and Dixon on 25th September—that was written by Mr. McCall at Mr. Gray's dictation—I had handed samples to Messrs. Gray, and they gave me the order—there was no order from the prisoner's firm to supply Gray with castor-oil; it was to supply Parker, and I got the order to send it—I think that was in September, but I am speaking from memory—in sending the order I believe I ordered it distinctly for myself—this is the letter—it was not written at my dicta
<lb/>tion, but at Mr. Gray's—I signed it "Thomas Harris"—Mr. Jameson may have written to me about the bills of lading for the oil for San
<lb/>guinetti—I do not think the endorsement "Harris and Son" on the bills of lading is the prisoner's writing; it is more like Mr. Jameson's writing than the prisoner's—I said before the Magistrate, "The en
<lb/>dorsements on the bills of lading look like Mr. Jameson's"—that is what I say now—I wrote this letter to Mr. Jameson. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated: "Your letter and telegram to hand. I have not taken a penny yesterday or to-day, and have no expectation of doing so. You must not depend upon me this week; you must use the oil money</hi>") That was because I knew they were dealing in oil—I was dealing with them, and could not remit cash, and told them to use the oil money—I had had dealings with them to the amount of 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I did not owe them anything then, at least there might be something on the books, but I don't think it was very much—I can't say whose the acceptances are to the bills of exchange—none that I have seen are in Jameson's writing—I telegraphed to Jameson, "Send bill of lading in your house and draw cash, as I can't send any this week"—let me explain that in justice to myself I have been asked repeatedly by this man and by Jameson if I would buy oil, and I always refused to have anything to do with it—I have had conversations with the prisoner repeatedly before he was given in charge, and since this oil business, in fact I was very intimate with him and with Mr. Jameson also—I never asked him for a receipt in full—I never suggested that if he did not give me a receipt for what I owed him I would repudiate the oil transaction, nor did I say "If you do not give me a receipt for what I am indebted to you I shall repudiate the oil bills which were signed by your autho
<lb/>rity"—I have two sons—I know their writing—neither of these two acceptances signed "Thomas Harris and Sons" is in my sons' writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Not Jameson, but the prisoner, pressed me to buy oil—</p>
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<p>I have been in business in Glasgow 25 years, and in London 10 years—I know nothing about these bills of lading nor the bills of exchange—my son is 19 years old, he is engaged in my office—he is not acquainted with the prisoner, I believe he never saw him—I have no reason to believe that my son is not honest and respectable—the order in this letter signed by me, of 5th December, was never executed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY HUMPHRIES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Alexander Brown, foreign banker, of Lombard Street—the prisoner was a customer of theirs—he brought 170
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or thereabouts, to be remitted to Paris to pay a bill of exchange and acceptance by Thomas Harris and Sons—the 170
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-180" type="given" value="LEAH"/>LEAH SYMONS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Simon Symons, a tailor, of 113, Houndsditch—I engaged Mr. Coulan to do some gas fitting—on 23rd April Day came; he had to go into my bedroom—no one was with him the whole time—I returned to the bedroom after being away for a time—he said "That man who did the gasfitting before ought to have been taken in custody, because it was not done properly"—he finished the job, and said he would come next morning and bring some glass globes and tin tops I had ordered—the following Sunday I missed my husband's diamond ring, which cost 23
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw it on the Monday—Day was there on the Wednesday—it was usually kept in a small box in a chest of drawers—I also missed some earrings and an old overcoat from the room Day went into—Day did not bring the globes—Oysterman came three weeks afterwards and said he came from Mr. Coulan to see if the gas escaped in the drawing-room—he afterwards went up to the bedroom—I asked him why he was not there before—he said because Mr. Coulan was ill, and that I ought to have put the message on a slate—he had not been gone ten minutes when I missed my husband's cigar holder, worth a guinea.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My porter, Bill Smith, who carries my work out, is caretaker sometimes—the bedroom door is open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The porter would have no opportunity of going to my bedroom without my knowing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18850727-name-181" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COULAN</persName> </hi>. I am a gasfitter, of 29, Rangemore Road, South Tottenham—Day worked for me—in April I was ill, and he had the key of the shop, and minded my business—he went to attend to this gas
<lb/>work, as from me—I knew of it afterwards—I know nothing of Oyster
<lb/>man—Mrs. Simons complained afterwards of having lost some things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The complaint was repeated in Day's presence—she did did not accuse him; she thought her servant girl had taken them—Day has worked for me on and off eighteen months—he has been an honest, respectable workman—I have had no complaints of him—he lives at a lodging-house—I believe he is married.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know Day had suffered imprisonment till after he was charged.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have never seen any of them since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether they were going to their work together—they carried a tool basket—I do not know what was in it.</p>
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