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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writters to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>VOL. CIII.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 16th, 1885, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon.
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-5" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD LEVIN"/>ARCHIBALD LEVIN SMITH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., and
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-11" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-14" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., 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>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-15" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-18" type="given" value="WYNNE EDWIN"/>WYNNE EDWIN BAXTER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STAPLES, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoner 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 association of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment dentote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., received on account of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. FULTON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-21" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 52, Camberwell Road—on 5th March I owed Messrs. Godey, Henshall, and Co. 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I paid that in cash to the prisoner, and he gave me this receipt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I paid that on 15th May to the prisoner, and he gave me this receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-23" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BRAYZIEL</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman, of 306, Old Kent Road—on 7th May I had goods from Messrs. Godey and Co. amounting to 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on the 11th other goods amounting to 3
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I paid the prisoner that amount, and he signed both receipts.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-24" type="given" value="CHARLES ALBERT"/>CHARLES ALBERT HENSHALL</persName> </hi>. I trade as Godey, Henshall, and Co., 52, St. Mary Axe—I engaged the prisoner as a traveller verbally—there was no written agreement—I first paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week salary—at the end of May 1884, I increased it to 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—that was paid every week—he was no written agreement—I first paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week salary—at the and 1/8 percent. for collection, that would be half-a-crown per 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he drew on the commission account—the salary account was paid separately—on the commission account he drew altogether 49
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he was only entitled to 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he has never accounted for the four sums men
<lb/>tioned—he left in the beginning of June because his services were very unsatisfactory—he got very few orders—I told him we could not keep him any longer—I asked him how it was these accounts were not coming</p>
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<p>in, there was about 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. outstanding, and I said we should send state
<lb/>ments to the customers, whereupon he seemed rather frightened—we did send out statements on the Saturday, and on the Monday several customers came and said they had paid the accounts; the three accounts in question were included—we then telegraphed to the prisoner, and he came to the office—he said "I know what you are going to tell me"—I said "That will save me the trouble of telling you; of course, we are bound by the Guarantee Society to prosecute you unless you can pay the money, there is no help for it"—I mentioned Brayziel's case—he did not say he had not had it—we mentioned several names, and told him it amounted to about 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he did not deny it—he said "If you had kept me on another two or three months I could have paid it all off, and I thought of doing so"—he came several times after that, but no salary was paid him afterwards—I produce a number of letters of the prisoner which I received—I sont him a letter on 27th May, 1884, which is copied in my letter book (
<hi rend="italic">This complained that the prosecutors were kept waiting for the prisoner every night, and were kept in the dark as to what was going on in their business, and requested him to call four nights a week, and send a line when lie did not call.</hi>) I also wrote to him on December 5th, 1884 (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had not yet called, and that they should require a full explanation</hi>)—he came and explained verbally—I supplied him with a book made up of two parts, to enable him to keep a copy of his letters to us—many of his letters are written on the leaves of our book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined,</hi> In June I had a conversation with him with regard to these outstanding amounts—as far as my memory serves me an account of matters between us was furnished at the beginning of August or it might have been July—I instituted proceedings in September—the examination before the Magistrate was 17th September—I was obliged to institute the prosecution to recover money from the Guarantee Society, that does not depend on a conviction but on prosecution—I wrote this to the prisoner on the 17th August this year—this is the prisoner's reply on 19th August—the 20
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is his writing, I don't think I ever saw it before, I knew nothing about it—the document is signed by the prisoner—I believe I gave him a memorandum to the effect that the increase of salary from 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week was remuneration for expenses; it was under
<lb/>stood as salary. (
<hi rend="italic">This memorandum was put in. It was from the prosecutors to the prisoner, dated April 26, 1884, and said,</hi> "We agree in case you do satisfactory business for us to increase your remuneration for expenses to at least 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per week, from 1st June, 1884."
<hi rend="italic">Another document from the prosecutors, dated April, 1884, was put in and read, agreeing to allow 20s. a week and 1 per cent, commission on the sale of butterine, and 2 1/2 per cent, on matches; this agreement to remain in force for twelve months certain</hi>)—I think these alterations were made by my partner—this stamped agreement in August was subsequent to his dismissal. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from the prosecutors in reply the prisoner's of the 17th August, and stated that with the exception of the 1 per cent, thy were agreeable to the terms he named</hi>)—the prisoner drew on account every week for commission and salary—he was to account for moneys received every Saturday and pay them over—that was a verbal arrangement and was acted upon—the accounts were rendered every Saturday in writing—the last I think is 13th June—he began to collect</p>
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<p>on August 12, 1884—I have got the weekly returns between those dates except for Christmas week—the payments to him every week are entered in the petty cash book, the commission based on accounts—he very largely increased our business in butterine and matches, he was a very good traveller in the beginning—we hardly did any town trade at all before we took him, and we sometimes had difficulty in executing his orders, and he drew attention to complaints from his customers that their orders had not been executed, one or two orders were withdrawn in con
<lb/>sequence—I charged him in June with the embezzlement of about 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I entered into an agreement with him in August, which he subsequently stamped (
<hi rend="italic">The letter from the prisoner on 11th August offering to sell matches and butterine on certain terms, and the prosecutors' reply on the 19th staling that subject to two alterations in commission for two brands of matches they accepted his conditions, were read</hi>)—I filled up the form required by the Society, I never heard that unless the prisoner was formally described as a clerk the Society would not enter, into the policy—I do not know Guarantee Societies decline to enter into cases were parties are com
<lb/>mission agents—it is the first case of a Guarantee Society I have known—I have seen on the printed form that the person must be a servant and and I knew he must be a servant for the purpose of this policy—we are prosecuting the prisoner—I did not wish to do so if he could have paid us—I had no vindictive feeling and wrote to him, and At last he took no notice, and I told him unless he paid us I should institute proceedings—if the account had been settled up there would have been no prosecution—there has been no settlement between us since June up to this time—nothing was done under the agreement of August, he never sold under it—I was quite willing that he should effect sales for our matches on the terms of my letter of 19th August, if customers had paid us cash at once; we should have taken his commission on account of the money due to us which he had embezzled—I kept the matches and butterine accounts in two separate small books which I have sent for, I only got notice to produce them this morning—our principal trade is export, and for these matches and butterine we only keep small books—they are balanced every week—we balance our accounts half-yearly—I think that would appear from the books—I was not asked about them at the police-court, I will produce them—the prisoner's turnover was about 2,100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per year for butterine and matches in town—he went to Wimbledon several times, when we paid for his trap specially—I swear he did not tell me in June he had got into confusion with his account—he simply gave me his account and we gave him our account, he never denied having taken the money—the prisoner did not repeatedly ask me to furnish him with accounts of sales effected by him in order that he might calculate his commission, he said he knew he had overdrawn—we entered into a fresh agreement in August after finding out the state of affairs in June.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined,</hi> What is called a fresh agreement wad the prisoner's proposal to work off the deficit; we said we would give less commission—when we were at variance about the amount of commission he never sent in any orders, but stamped our letter—we sent him a copy of the letter of 20th June—he has crossed out "salary" and put "travelling expenses"—at that time we knew that he had received 140
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of which he had given us no account, and it was kept out of the accounts—the sum embezzled was in March, 1885, and he collected down to June—I have all the</p>
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<p>weekly accounts he sent in during that period—on none of them does he disclose having got the customers' money—under the new proposal he was to have 1 per cent. for butterine and 2 1/2 for matches, and 1/8 for collecting—I wrote originally in this letter of" the 26th April that his salary would be increased to 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the prisoner re-wrote on the top, "Remuneration for expenses"—I was not aware of anything different at the time—I did not know of his using any part of his time for any other employer than myself—once I told him he was doing very little for us, and asked him if he was doing anything else, and he denied it—I only know the legal difference between agent and servant by this case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. The prisoner had his ordinary round of customers, and if he wanted to call on any one specially he would call on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">One witness spoke to the prisoner's good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-28" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE BERG</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Valentine Berg, a confectioner of Arlington Street—on 11th October, between 6 and 7 p.m., the prisoner came in for a pennyworth of cough lozenges and offered a shilling in pay
<lb/>ment—I gave her 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I examined the shilling a few minutes afterwards and found it was bad, I broke it and threw the pieces away—on the 26th she came again—I recognised her immediately—she asked for the
<hi rend="italic">Clerkenwell News,</hi> I had not one—she then asked for a halfpenny paper called
<hi rend="italic">The Week,</hi> and gave me a shilling—I broke it in her presence—she attempted to leave the shop, I took hold of her arm, she struggled very hard—I said "You have given me a bad shilling, and as this is the second you have given me I shall send for the police"—she said "Give me the shilling and let me go"—she at last got out of my hands and went out, a man who was passing stopped her and brought her back, I gave the pieces of the shilling to the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner,</hi> I was never in the shop before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness,</hi> I am certain she is the woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-29" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TRENCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 244). I was called and took the prisoner into custody and received these pieces of coin from Mrs. Berg—the prisoner said she was never in the shop before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these pieces of a shilling are bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> conductor—on 3rd October the prisoner got into my
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi> in Regent Street for Oxford Circus, the fare was a penny—he gave me a florin—I asked if he had any smaller change—he said no—I broke it with my teeth, I told him it was bad—a constable was close at hand, I gave him the florin—I asked the prisoner where he got it, he said a gentleman gave it him for carrying a parcel—the constable asked me to charge him, but I could not leave my
<hi rend="italic">'bus.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-33" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL ROSCOE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D R</hi> 18). Timberlake handed me this broken florin—I took the prisoner to the station, he gave the name of Kilton—he was discharged, there being no evidence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. pocket knife and gave me a half-crown in payment—I suspected it and sent my boy Cox with it to the post-office, he brought it back broken in two pieces—I told the prisoner it was bad, and asked where he got it—he said he took it the street selling
<hi rend="italic">Echos</hi> and gave 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 206). I took the prisoner into custody, and produce the pieces of coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MURPHY</hi> (29)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHELTON</persName> </hi>. I am a pocketbook maker, of Victoria Buildings, Farringdon Road—on 9th November, about half-past 12 midnight, the prisoner came with friend named Anderson to the Patriotic Club, Clerken
<lb/>well, where I was doorkeeper; he asked for a pot of ale and a quarten of gin, it came to 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I could not swear whether he or Anderson gave me a florin—I handed it to the steward Jones, and the change, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., was given either to the prisoner or Anderson; they were standing at the bar, drinking together—I asked the prisoner his name, he said P. Smith—he was not a member nor was Anderson—about 20 minutes after
<lb/>wards more liquor was called for and the prisoner tendered another florin—I took that to Jones and he discovered it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner,</hi> I am positive you gave the second coin; a young man named Garrett was with you, but he stood in the doorway, he did not join in the drinking; he and Anderson were taken to the station and wore discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-40" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JONES</persName> </hi>. I am steward of this dub—about 12 o'clock on the night ot 9th November Shelton brought me a bad florin, being rather busy I did not notice that it was bad and put it in the till; there were no other florins there—about a quarter of an hour afterwards Shelton brought me another florin, which I immediately discovered to be bad; I broke it, and then looked in the till and found the other was bad—I then went with Shelton to the prisoner—he said, "I gave him the money but I did not know it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-41" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a bookbinder—I and the prisoner live in the same house, on different floors—on 9th November he took me to the Patriotic Club, and asked me to have some drink, which he paid for with a florin, and Shelton gave him the change—Garrett was there—a second lot of gin and ale was had—I did not see what was given for that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-42" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST ALLCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 211). I was called to this club, the prisoner was there—Shelton said, "I have had two bad florins passed within a quarter of an hour; I cannot tell who passed the first, but the prisoner passed the second"—Anderson and Garrett were drinking in company with the prisoner—I asked the prisoner if he had passed any—he said, "No, we are innocent men, and have not passed any bad money"</p>
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<p>—on the way to the station he said "It can't be helped, I must put up with it"—when he was charged at the station he said "Very well"—I searched him, and found on him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, all good—I produce the coins which I received from Shelton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-43" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18851116-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. They are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-5-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS ATKINSON DUCKETT</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18851116-6-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18851116-6-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18851116-6-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18851116-6-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to four indictments for forging and uttering requests for the delivery of goods, having been before convicted.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-7-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, after a conviction at Marlborough Street in May, 1884, of embezzlement.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-18851116 t18851116-7-punishment-6"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour,</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN CHARLES MORRIS</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18851116-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing while employed in the Post Office a letter contain
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, and five penny stamps;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18851116-8-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>also a letter, containing eight post-office orders, the property of Her Majesty's Postmaster-General.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COWIE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the pro
<lb/>secution, stated that 69 post-office orders were shown to the prisoner, all which he admitted were signed by him.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-51" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA ALDHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Swan, Covent Garden—on October 8th, about 7.40 p.m., the prisoners came in, and Gray asked for half a quartern of gin and noyeau, price 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a bad half-crown—I said "Are you aware what you have given me?"—he said "Yes, a half-crown"—I said "Are you aware it is bad?"—he said "No"—I said "Where did you get it from?"—he said "A man gave it to me for carrying a portmanteau"—I gave them in custody, with the coin—this is it—they were never out of my sight—they drank and spoke together—Mr. Hillier was present—they remained till the constable came—he is not here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gray,</hi> I am certain you were in the shop two or three times—I put the first two coins in the till; there were other florins there, and the third I gave back—I picked you both out from about 10 others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—we afterwards found it was bad, and I went out—the prisoners had got across the road—I said "You have given me a bad florin"—Gray, I believe it was, said "I don't think it is bad," and asked for it back—I refused; I gave it to the policeman; but I got the 1s. 8d. back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and they left—I found the florin was bad, and kept it in my hand, and gave it to my husband, who followed the prisoners.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and he left; in about a quarter of an hour he retu ned, asked for</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner,</hi> I don't remember seeing you in the house in the afternoon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, which I handed to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined,</hi> That was the first drop of ale I had of you, I did not drink with you in the afternoon—you could have reached to put the coin on the counter, there was only one man between you and me—you were not drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined,</hi> I followed you into a fried fish-shop, they would not serve you, I do not know why—I have known you twenty-five years, you say that you are a harness maker.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 165). On 24th October, about 10.20, my attention was called to the prisoner in Tower Street, Seven Dials; I asked him if he had been in Whitcombe Street, he made no answer—I told him he was accused of passing counterfeit coin at the White Horse, and I should take him in custody—he made no answer—at the station I searched him and found on him four half-crowns, six florins, one shilling, eight sixpences, and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, all good—he gave his address 21, St. Martin's Street—I went there and found it was false—I received this half-sovereign from Gaston—in consequence of a statement made by the prisoner I went to 15, Great White Lion Street, searched in the back kitchen, and found this bad shilling—the prisoner mentioned to the Magistrate that he took a bad shilling at that same house a fortnight previous, on a Sunday, and that it was on the mantelpiece in his room, and I went there and found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARDING</persName> </hi>. I live at 41, Bread Street, Golden Square, and am agent for the owner of 21, Great White Lion Street—in October, the prisoner occupied the back kitchen of that house and had for the last twelve months—four years ago he resided at No. 7 in that street, which was pulled down and he moved to No. 15, opposite—he works at Mr. Isaac's, a naturalist, stuffing birds, I have not seen him at harness work.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-sovereign and shilling are bad—if the other half-sovereign bent easily that would be a test of its being bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that on this Saturday morning he took some harness home which he had repaired, and received a half-sovereign, and he</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-68" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY INGRAM</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Medland Street, Ratcliff, a lodging-house—on Thursday afternoon, 22nd October, about 2 o'clock, I saw the prisoner and his wife in the Queen's Head, Batcliff, drinking (they lodged in the same house as I did)—they were drunk—he asked his wife to take his boots to pawn—she said "I won't do anything of the kind"—he sat down on the table—we had a drink and walked outside—he hit her with the back of his hand on the right ear and she fell down in the middle of the road—she got up again—I went away and saw no more of her that day—next afternoon, in consequence of something the deputy of the lodging-house said to me, I went up into the prisoner's room and saw the woman lying on the bed, with her head half-way out of the bed, and the prisoner kneeling over her with his arms round her neck saying "Kiss me, Lizzie; kiss me, lizzie"—she never answered—I pulled him away, lifted her up, and put her further into the bed and said "She is dead, Patsy "—she died on my arm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He struck her with the back of his hand; it was a cuff—she fell on the same side as she was struck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-69" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET HAYES</persName> </hi>. I am deputy of this lodging-house—the prisoner and deceased lived there as man and wife—I did not know they were not married—she was about 35 years of age—about a quarter to 2 o'clock on the afternoon of 22nd October I saw her with her face bleeding behind the ear—I asked her who did it—she said "Patsy"—I offered to bathe it, she would not let me—she went upstairs—I saw the prisoner about two hours afterwards—I said "Patsy, you have done a nice thing"—he said "Oh, she will soon be better"—I asked her afterwards in the prisoner's presence whether I should fetch a doctor—she would not let me, and would not go to the hospital—next day she was very ill, and died the next day—the prisoner seemed to be very sorry—I believe they lived comfortably together; they always drank together and came home in the same way.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-70" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WOOLFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Medland Street—on Thursday afternoon, between 3 and 4 o'clock, I saw the prisoner and his wife on the landing outside their room—she was half flitting up and half lying</p>
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<p>down; she was bleeding from the face and ear—the prisoner was standing over her—he made two or three attempts to kick her about the legs, but none of the kicks reached her; I went down and got some water, and my friend bathed her face—the prisoner walked down and went out—they were both drunk—they had been drinking all day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-71" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET BUCKLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at this lodging-house—on Thursday after
<lb/>noon, 22nd October, about 4 o'clock, I saw the deceased and prisoner in the passage—she was leaning against the partition, and he was quarrel
<lb/>ing with her—he gave her a kick in the lower part of the stomach, and she fell down, and after she was down he kicked her twice with the tip of his boot, then he left her there and went out—he was in liquor—I could not say as to the woman, she was in great pain—I picked her up and put her into a bed and gave her some tea, but she was not able to swallow it; she only took a mouthful—I covered her up and left her there—I saw her again at 9 o'clock; she was still in bed; she seemed in great pain—there was a little blood coming from the mouth—I got her into her own bed—afterwards the prisoner came and asked where his wife was—I told him she was in her own bed—he said "She had better not come within my reach to-night or I'll kick her face off"—on Friday morning about 5 o'clock I went into her room—she was on the floor with only her chemise on, and the prisoner was in bed asleep—I helped her into bed and took her a cup of tea, she was in such pain in her stomach, quite doubled up, that she could not sleep—she died the same day.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>) On 23rd October, at 3 o'clock, I was called to 3, Medland Street—I saw the deceased lying dead in a room there—a doctor came and examined her—I told the prisoner I should have to take him into custody for causing the death of his wife—he said "My son, I am welcome to go with you"—he was drunk—he was taken to the station and charged—he said "Her name was Elizabeth Jackson, and she was not my wife; she comes from Staffordshire."</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-73" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ROSKELLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi> 6). I was called to the lodging-house on this day, and saw the woman lying dead there—I said to the prisoner "Stand back"—he did so—I said "The woman is dead"—he said "Is she? she told yesterday I had been too long about it"—he turned to the corpse, that was lying on the bed, clenched his fist, looked very savagely at her, and said "I will disfigure her, nobody shall know her"—I caught hold of him and prevented his doing anything—there was a beer-can there containing beer—he took it and drank some—I took the can away from him—he was drunk—I sent for a doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I never said such a thing, it is false; I said "Is she dead?" and I leant over her and kissed her.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I swear that he did say what I have stated; he behaved like a madman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-74" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA FRANCIS</persName> </hi>. I live at this lodging-house—on this Thursday the prisoner was wearing elastic spring-side boots with gutta-percha soles, not the ordinary kind of boots that labouring men wear; they looked like seafaring men's boots. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner handed to the Jury a boot that he was wearing.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-75" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL M'COY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Commercial Road—on Friday afternoon, 23rd October, I went to this lodging-house—I saw the woman lying on the bed on her back; she appeared to have been dead about half an hour—I found some old bruises on the face; the right ear was black; at the back there was a lacerated wound about half an inch long,</p>
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<p>not deep; it appeared to be recent—it was more likely to have been caused by a blow of the fist than by a fall—I made a post-mortem examination—I found no bruises on other parts of the body—she died from heart disease, accelerated by drink and excitement—a kick in the stomach might happen without leaving any external mark—if she had been kicked there two or three times I should expect to find marks inside; I did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> She fell down by the edge of the door and cut the baok of her ear.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> That might be so.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL MINAHAN</hi> (28)</persName> was indicted
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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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended, at the request of the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-78" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am 11 years old, and live at 7, Amiel Terrace, Bromley—I had a sister named Bridget; she was the wife of the prisoner, and lived at 17, Amiel Terrace, at the back of our house—on Wednesday, 27th October, I was staying with my sister at No. 17—I was there when the prisoner came home from work about 6 p.m.—he had tea and then went to bed—my sister then sent me out for some fish for supper—she cooked it and took some of it up to the prisoner for his supper—all that evening the prisoner and his wife seemed on very good terms—my sister occupied a sitting-room, a bedroom where they both slept, and a kitchen—on that night I had a bed made up in their bedroom, and about half-past 10 I and my sister went to bed—in the morning my sister called me—there is a clock in the room; it was 7 o'clock—I lit the fire in the sitting-room—my sister then woke the prisoner, and he said that Mr. Keenan would be wild at his losing a quarter, he ought to have been at work at 6 o'clock, and if he was not there then he would lose a quarter of a day—my sister then came down into the sitting-room and commenced preparing the breakfast—the prisoner came down and washed himself and then said there was a nail in his boot, and asked my sister for a hammer; this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—I gave it him and he was hammering the nail in his shoe—my sister then sent me out to get a basket of coke—up to that time I had not heard any quarrel between them—I was not out a full quarter of an hour, about ten minutes—when I came back the prisoner opened the door to me; he was dressed, but had not got his hat or coat on—he said "Maggie, go and fetch your mother quick, I want her," and I heard some one groaning inside—I then went over the fence and spoke to my sitter Katie and to my mother—my sister is about 15—she and I then came back to the prisoner's house—we went into the sitting-room and saw my sister Bridget lying on her side in a pool of blood—her head was at the edge of the table and her feet by the fire; her face and neck were covered in blood, she was groaning very much—the prisoner was not there at that time—I saw this hammer and knife lying by her side on the floor, crossing each other—my sister Katie picked up the knife and put it on the window-ledge outside, and put the hammer in the cupboard or fireplace, I don't know which—the furniture and the preparations for breakfast in the room wore just the same as when I left them—my mother then came, then the police and doctor, and then the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I went out he was hammering the nail in his</p>
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<p>shoe—he was not doing it long while I was in the room—he and my sister were both hasty—the hammer and knife were lying in the blood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-79" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Amiel Terrace, Bromley—the prisoner's wife was my sister—on the night before this occurred I was at her house and saw the prisoner and she together; they appeared to be on good terms—I said "Good night" and then went home—the next morning, about half-past 7, my sister Margaret came to me and I at once went to the prisoner's house and into the parlour—I there saw the deceased on the floor—she had been getting the breakfast ready; it was not upset—I saw this hammer and knife crossing each other by the side of her; they were stained with blood—I put the knife on the window-ledge and threw the hammer into the cupboard, and afterwards showed them to the police—my mother afterwards came, and my sister was attended to—she did not speak at all while I was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know that since they have been married there have been frequent quarrels between them—I heard that in the course of one of these quarrels he tried to rip his stomach open—I have never seen them quarrel; they have had words sometimes when I have been there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see him try to rip his stomach open, it was only what I heard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-80" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Barrett, a labourer, and live at 17, Amiel Terrace—I am the mother of the deceased—she has been married to the prisoner between four and five years—she was getting on for 25—the prisoner worked for a Mr. Keenan, of Tredegar Road, Bow—they had two children, one 13 months and a little girl four years old; I have both of them—on this morning, about 20 minutes to 8, I was called to the prisoner's house, and saw my daughter with those injuries, and then the police and a doctor came—I remained with her all day—after the prisoner was taken away my daughter was conscious for a few moments and spoke to me—the prisoner was then brought back, and the Magistrate came—after the Magistrate had gone the prisoner put his head in at the room door and asked me was she dead—I said, "No, you can hear her breathing"—he did not say anything to that—I was not with my daughter when she died.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-81" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUCKINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 395). I was on duty at Bow Police-station on this Wednesday morning—the prisoner came there about half-past 7—it is about 500 yards from his house—he said, "I wish to give myself up"—he then took another step farther into the office, and made a statement to the sergeant in my presence: "If you go to 3, Amiel Terrace you will find a job there; I have been knocking my wife about with a hammer, and I believe she is nearly dead"—I then went to that address, and went into the parlour, and saw the mother attending to the deceased—the room was not disturbed in the least—I at once sent for a doctor—my attention was then drawn to this knife on the window-ledge; it is an ordinary table-knife; it was covered with wet blood—I afterwards took possession of this hammer, which was on the floor in the cupboard; it had blood on it—the deceased was lying in a quantity of blood—I was there when the Magistrate came; she then became unconscious again—she was conscious for a time while I was in the room, and I heard the mother say something to her, and she made some reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-82" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN LEWSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi> 12). I was present at the station</p>
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<p>when the prisoner came and gave himself up—he made a statement to me, which I reduced to writing, and he signed it—I read it over to him, and told him as to the seriousness of the statement—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "If you go to 3, Amiel Terrace you will find a job there. I have been knocking my wife about with a hammer. I believe she is nearly dead. She gave me provocation to do it Signed,
<hi rend="smallCaps">DANIEL MINAHAN."</hi> ) I examined the prisoner's hand, and found three or four little smears of blood on it—he had his coat on when he came to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-83" type="given" value="RATHBONE"/>RATHBONE WAINWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a licentiate and a member of the Royal College of Physicians, and I practise at Bromley—on the morning of 28th October I was called to 17, Amiel Terrace, and got there about half-past 8—my assistant had been there before me—I found the woman lying on the floor in the room quite unconscious—I examined her, and found 11 wounds on the head, and also a small wound on the left cartilage of the nose; I thought at the time it was a cut—it could have been cut with a small penknife, but not with this knife—it could have been done with the hammer striking against the edge of one of the nasal bones—they were very serious wounds, and I saw the skull was fractured—at that time she was too ill to be removed to the hospital—I saw her again at 11 o'clock on that morning—she was then conscious for a time, and I sent for the Magistrate to take her statement—he came about a quarter past 1, but she had then become unconscious again—in the evening she rallied a little, and I thought it best to have her removed to the hospital, and she died about a quarter to 2 on the following morning—I was present just after the post-mortem had been finished—I compared the hammer with the wound over the temple-bone, and they corresponded—the wounds on the skull might have been produced by this hammer—the actual cause of death was, I think, internal injuries to the liver; it was lacerated—there were four fractures of the skull—there were four ribs broken; the breaking of them might have caused the internal injuries—it is possible that a fall with violence against the edge of a table might have broken these four ribs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They may have been broken by falling against the fender—I don't think it could have been caused with this hammer; it would have required great violence—no injury that I could see was caused by this knife—the cut on the nose was caused more probably by the hammer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-84" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BLACKSLAND</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital—the deceased was admitted thero on Wednesday, 28th October, about 9 o'clock in the evening—she was in a state of unconsciousness and very blanched—she had injuries to the head, which had been attended to by a medical man before—she died at a quarter to 2 the next morning—I made a post-mortem examination the next day, and found 11 distinct wounds on the scalp, many running into each other, caused by different blows—in four of these the bone was driven on to the top of the brain, pressing it down—the injuries to the scalp were such as might have been caused by this hammer—I noticed a cut on the nose—when I first saw it I thought it was a wound by a cut from a small knife, but after another examination I came to the conclusion it was caused by the edge of the hammer—the tissues were very much bruised beneath it—the injuries to the scalp were over different parts of the head—four ribs were broken, the 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th—they would be directly over the liver,</p>
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<p>which was extensively lacerated, and there had been much bleeding from it—the fracture of the ribs would not lacerate the liver; some sudden violent blow, or some fall from a height on to a sharp thing, would cause it—the same blow that broke the ribs could lacerate the liver—the ribs were quite recently lacerated—the injuries to the ribs and to the liver, in my opinion, were caused by one blow—the cause of death was loss of blood consequent on those injuries.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>) From what I was told I went at a quarter-past 8 on the morning of the 28th October to 17, Amiel Terrace—I went into the sitting-room, and found the deceased lying down in front of the fire, and Mr. Wainwright's assistant was attending to her—I was shown this hammer and knife; they had wet blood upon them—there was a quantity of blood on an old mat just under the edge of the table—about half-past 11 in the morning she became conscious—I then fetched the Magistrate, but on his arrival she had again lapsed into unconsciousness—when the Magistrate had gone, about 20 minutes past 1, the prisoner put his head in at the door and said "Can't I see my wife?"—he could see her lying on the floor, and said "Is she not dead vet?"—the mother replied "No, she ain't; can't you hear her breathing?"—I then took him to the station—the charge was read over to him, and he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He gave himself up at half-past 7, and he was brought to the house when the Magistrate was there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-86" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk and timekeeper to Mr. Matthew Keenan, of the Armour Works, Tredegar Road, Bow, boiler composition maker—the prisoner had been employed there as a labourer from 16th March to 17th October—he was then discharged for losing time—he was taken on again on Monday, the 26th, by Mr. Keenan—I was present when he had a conversation with the prisoner—he told him if he lost more time he would discharge him on the first occasion—the time for coming is 6 o'clock; if a man is not there at that time he can
<lb/>not go in till 9 o'clock; that is what is called losing a quarter of a day, and besides that they have to pay 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. fine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-90" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA HUGGINS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—we have been married 18 months the 23rd April last—on 14th October, about 6 o'clock in the morning, we were in bed—he awoke me and said in angry words "You kicked me"—I had not to my knowledge—I said "I didn't kick you"—he said "Don't you think I am afraid of you; I could smother you if I like; I could do it now if I took a pillow and put it on to you; I could soon do it"—upon that he took up a pillow and placed it on my face—I moved it, and screamed "Murder"—he replaced it again, and then I moved it again, and screamed "Murder" and "God help me"—the last time he put the pillow on my face he put his hand on each side of my face and I could not move it, and I scratched his face, and then he released me—I had two scratches on my nose; I couldn't say whether I did them or whether the prisoner did—I struggled with him altogether about ten minutes; it was only a few seconds that he held the pillow over my face; he held it quite tight—after I had scratched his face and he</p>
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<p>had released me, he sat on the bed for a little while and said a few words I did not notice, but the last he said was "This will be a warning to you; the next time I will finish you"—this is not the first occasion on which he has assaulted me—he started on me two months after I was married, about my money—he took me by the throat, and attempted to strangle me, but he was disturbed by some one coming in the shop—he also assaulted me one Sunday morning—I took a breakfast upstairs, and took it into the wrong room, and he punched me, and the prints of his nails were in my neck for some time afterwards—he said on this occasion he wouldn't strike me or make any marks, but would do for me in another way—when he assaulted me 16 months ago I went to the police-court and made a complaint, and he was cautioned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not lived happily with him, because he wanted my money in his name, and I would not consent—I think I said before the Magistrate about his trying to strangle me—I was represented there by Mr. Young, a solicitor—I can't say whether I said before the Magis
<lb/>trate About 6 o'clook on this morning I was in bed with my husband; I stretched out my legs and touched my husband's legs"—my husband woke me and said I kicked him—there were five people sleeping in the house besides me; there were two seafaring men sleeping above me; the maid servant slept in the top front room—I screamed out "Murder" as loud as I could, but the prisoner put his hand on my mouth—I did not say before the Magistrate "I think it was for about 10 minutes he placed the pillow on my face and held my nose," I said I struggled for 10 minutes—I signed my depositions as being correct—he pressed the pillow on my face and mouth for about a minute so that I could not breathe—this was at 6 o'clock—-I said nothing of this to anybody till 8 o'clock, when I went to my servant—he left a little after 6 o'clock—I went to the doctor's after I had had a cup of tea, and I got there about 9 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went to the doctor's because I felt bad in consequence of what he had done.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-91" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am servant to the prosecutrix and prisoner—on 14th October, from a quarter to 8 to 8 o'clock, my mistress came into my room—I noticed two marks of finger-nails on her nose, and her eyes were swollen, as if she had been crying—I had not heard any one cry out—my bedroom is the top bedroom, two rooms above theirs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were people sleeping in those rooms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They were only lodgers for the night, two sailors, but, they were obliged to go to Edinburgh.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-97" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA MOORE</persName> </hi>. I lived with William Davey Moore for 15 years at 35, Cromer Street—I was a widow, and passed as Mrs. Moore; the house was his—in June the prisoner was living there with his wife—on the night of 22nd June, between 10 and 11, I heard them quarrelling in their room—I heard screaming and went to their door and opened it—the prisoner said "Mind your own business; go away from my door"—I said "It is not your place, as you do not pay for it"—he owed us some rent—he up with his fist and struck me in the face—I screamed, and Mr. Moore got out of bed and came up in his trousers and shirt—he stood in the doorway and said "If you want to have a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> don't kick up so much noise as this, for I want to go to sleep"—the prisoner called him an old b—, and struck him under the jaw with his fist over my shoulder—he staggered back and fell into the room—the prisoner followed him into the room and kicked him at the bottom of the back—I
<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> the prisoner out of my room—I picked Moore up with help; he was insensible, or partly so—I got him to bed—he remained partly insensible during the night—in the morning Dr. Smythe came to see him—he was confined to his bed till he died on 8th October.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not spit in your face or knock your wife down—I did not assault you on the stairs—you told Moore that I had scratched your face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-98" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BLACKER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Blacker, a house painter, and am daughter of the last witness—I occupy the front room ground
<lb/>floor at 35—I came home about 11.30 on this night—I heard quarrelling, and saw the prisoner, his wife, and my mother outside the prisoner's room door; he was drunk—he struck mother, she screamed out—Mr. Moore got out of bed and came to the door and said "Don't make such a noise—the prisoner said "You
<hi rend="italic">decripidated</hi> old b—, if you say any
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-99" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN CRISP</persName> </hi>. I lodge at 35, Cromer Street—I heard a noise and went down and saw the prisoner, Mrs. Moore, and Mrs. Clarke
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi>—Moore came to his door—the prisoner struck him under the right jaw, and he staggered back and fell between the bed and the mangle—the prisoner was drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-100" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMIS CALPIN</persName> </hi>. I heard a disturbance in the passage—I went down
<lb/>stairs and saw the prisoner strike Moore over my shoulder, and hit him at the side of the jaw, and he fell up against the mangle and then on the floor—I helped to pick him up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you kick him—I should have seen if you had—they were all
<hi rend="italic">rowing.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-101" type="given" value="TIM"/>TIM KEWART</persName> </hi> (
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<p>July, on a warrant, for causing Moore bodily harm—I read the warrant to him; he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN WALTER"/>JOHN WALTER SMYTHE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 18, Colebrooke Bow, Islington—on 23rd June I was called to see Moore at his house—he was not conscious; his right side was paralysed—he remained unconscious three days, then slightly recovered, and then relapsed—the right side of his face was very much swollen and bruised, and his right eye very much swollen and effused with blood—he passed blood through the bladder for two or three days—in my opinion the injury was caused either by a blow from the fist or some blunt instrument—the cause of death was haemor
<lb/>rhage on the brain first, and then softening resulting from the haemor
<lb/>rhage—I made a post-mortem with Dr. Pepper—I found softening in the centre of the right side of the brain, and an old clot, and a clot that had occurred a week or so before death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had attended him for 10 or 12 years—he had also been an out-patient at the City Road Hospital and the Royal Free—any mental excitement would cause haemorrhage and softening of the brain—a portion of the kidneys was eaten away—I gave no hope of the case from the first—I never saw him affected with brain symptoms before—he suffered from bronchitis.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-103" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS PEPPER</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and Lecturer on Practical Surgery at St. Mary's Hospital—I made the post-mortem examination—in my opinion the immediate cause of death was inflammation of the lungs—he had a large bed-sore on the back—I found a patch of softening on the left side of the brain as large as a walnut; that was the result of a previous haemorrhage of several days' standing—the left kidney was entirely destroyed by stone—there was extensive long-standing disease of the lungs—the blood vessels generally were in a weak state—the haemor
<lb/>rhage was of lone standing, several weeks; that might be caused by a blow, and it might not—any great physical exertion, or even mental excitement, would cause it—a blow would certainly be calculated to cause haemorrhage—I do not think that a blow on the jaw alone would cause haemorrhage in the brain.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of property in the prisoneri's,</p>
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<p>possession; the Vice-Chancellor directed the fact to be tried in the Queen's Bench Division whether there was a partnership—it was tried on the 8th, 9th, and 10th of December, 1884—I gave evidence, and the Jury found that such a partnership did exist—I afterwards applied before the Vice-Chancellor and obtained judgment with costs—I was present on December 9th, when Long gave his evidence; he was sworn in the usual way by the officer of the Court; he then swore that he never paid a shilling towards the horse picture by Freemantle, but he gave me 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as a present; that I had no further interest in the picture; he swore that there was no arrangement between us as to the horse pictures, but that I was his agent, and that there was no arrangement to go out together as partners, but that I went out with him to buy for him as his agent—that was quite untrue—I had known him for some years before 1883—our arrangement was to go to sales and buy and sell, and share the losses and profits, and we carried that out for a considerable time; we shared the losses and profits in a great many transactions, and that was all gone into at the trial—I received a letter and met Long in Tottenham Court Road in July, 1883, and accompanied him to Freemantle's, where there was a sale; Mr. McFarlane was there; he bought two horse pictures for Long and me; I was present when McFarlane bid for them, and for one or two more of us—there was a knock-out of which we were members—he bought them for us and others, they came with expenses to 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. within a shilling or two, and Long took them himself to his premises—they always went to his house—I believe he had a larger connection than I had, and he disposed of them—he made these entries in his book a day or two afterwards: "Horse pictures, paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., by Alexander"—those words and figures are in Long's writing—there had been several horse pictures between us, but I swear that that entry applies to those bought at Freemantle's—at the time that entry was made Long owed me more than 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on our transactions—I ascertained before August 11th that he had sold the pictures—I saw him on August 11th, and he wrote these figures on this catalogue (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), showing a balance to me, after taking into consideration a sum of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., less 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I owed him—that left a balance of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., as the account had been credited with the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—this is the receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it is "August 11th, 1883, re
<lb/>ceived of J. H. Long 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for goods bought of Freemantle, including the profit of 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—that is his writing, and the signature is mine—these words "In full satisfaction as it is a gift" were not there when I signed it, they have been added afterwards—I gave it up to him, and it has been in his possession ever since—that receipt acknowledges that I had received 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. profits—on 11th August he gave me this IOU for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it is in his writing—he had not given me 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as a gift, or any sum—I never saw that receipt after signing it till I saw it at the trial—he took up his IOU on the 13th by this cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which was duly paid—that closed the transaction—Mr. Sawyer afterwards made a com
<lb/>munication to me with reference to the pictures—towards the end of 1883 Long had property value between 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in which I claimed partnership; he still retains it—I heard that he disputed the partnership, and consulted a solicitor—I afterwards had an interview with Long, who asked me to sign a receipt in full discharge—I refused and went on with my litigation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not aware that I tried to settle the case—if any</p>
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<p>one has suggested that Long should pay me a sum of money, that was done without my authority—Mr. Abrahams was my solicitor first, and Mr. Lazarus afterwards—no offer was made from me for a settlement—this letter of 19th June, 1885, was not written by my authority—it is in Mr. Lazarus's writing—he was acting as my solicitor at that time—I do. not know whether he was acting for Abrahams or for himself—Mr. Abrahams had the case in hand at first. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter was dated January 19th, 1885, Alexander v. Long, and stated:</hi> "I understand an offer has been made from the prosecutor's former solicitor of 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for costs, and the delivery up to him of the goods admitted to have been fully paid for by him. Kindly let me know by return whether the defendant will accept those terms, as I am instructed to deliver the brief to-morrow.") I still say that I never endeavoured to settle the proceedings—what he has sworn falsely is that I never paid anything towards the two horse pictures bought at Freemantle's, and that the 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was a present, and that I had no further interest in the pictures, and that all the goods there were for him to sell for me—he swore that I was not his partner, but his agent—I said in answer to you at Bow Street that I did net pay half towards the horse pictures; I misunderstood you—the case took three days—I buy goods, and Long does the same—I had money to buy goods with when I started with him; I cannot tell you how much, but I had not quite sufficient to buy all the goods we bought altogether—I did not ask him to make this entry in the books that I should not appear to be a pauper—when we bought goods we used to enter them in this book—nothing was said about a pauper; I know that he swore that that took place—when I signed this receipt it stopped at the word "profit;" this blotch was not on it; he swore that the blotch was there when I signed it, but I swore that it was not—I found 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. towards paying the auctioneer for the pictures, and they were knocked down—I paid that 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Long—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the cheque he gave me for it. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated August 7th.</hi>) I found 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. towards it, but I paid 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. first—I did not find any of the money at the time the auctioneer was paid, except the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these figures on the back of the receipt relate to a picture he bought and sold again, and I paid for it 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I got half the profit on that, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and also half my expenses on my journey to Whitby in Yorkshire. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness here explained other items at the back of the receipt.</hi>) Those sums come to 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and Long said, "I will make this entry in the book, 'Horse pictures, paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., by Alexander' "—instead of paying me the money he discharged the debt—it is on that entry that I say there was a partnership between us; that is the only corroboration of my statement that there was a partnership.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The letter from my solicitor was without prejudice—I have been put to considerable cost; I had to employ a Queen's Counsel" to defend me—I got judgment against Long with all the taxed costs—I went into a great quantity of transactions on the trial in which I received half profits—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I gave towards the purchase was a tem
<lb/>porary porary transaction, and does not come into this matter at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-108" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALPOLE</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer—on December 9th and 10th, 1884, I attended the trial and took notes of Long's evidence—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is an accurate note of what took place—a question was put to him, "Was it arranged that you should attend sales to be agreed on together?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I never made any arrangement.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> And that you were</p>
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<p>to take the goods home and share the loss and the profits, was that arranged?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Never.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Did he pay any part of the original price?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> Not a shilling."</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SAWYER</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of Dartmouth Park Hill—in the beginning of August, 1883, Long had two horses for sale—I had known him for years; he had spoken to me several times, and referred to Alexander; I have constantly met him at sales; he spoke of Alexander as always being in partnership together—I heard that there were two pictures for sale, and subsequently sold them for 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the gentleman who bought them handed me this cheque; I handed it to Long, who said, "When this cheque is paid you will be surprised what I shall give you out of it"—he afterwards gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), it is in Long's writing: "11th August, 1882. Received of Mr. Sawyer 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for two pictures of horses by Herring, 1834 and 1839"—when he gave me the receipt for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. instead of 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I told him I did not understand it—he said, "You don't think I am fool enough to let Alexander have half the profits, that is all right enough"—I afterwards met Mr. Alexander, and told him—I afterwards gave evidence before Justice Manisty in the action.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is my signature. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Received of Mr. J. H. Long, two pictures of horses by Herring on sale or return, price 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. nett cost")—that receipt was given to me the same as he gave me the other one, to make one tally with the other—figures were not gone into to see what the nett cost of the pictures was—the figures on this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were not made by Long in Miss Pike's presence, at Long's house, nor in my presence, I swear that—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the cheque he gave me for 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., it is put down here as 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—no figures were put down before the receipt was given; I never saw the paper before; no calculation was made—when I saw Mr. Alexander and gave him the receipt I said "I have sold the paintings"—he said "Yes, for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—I said "No, 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I sold them for"—he was surprised then, because he had only been told it was 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said "Long has given me this receipt for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., when I returned him a cheque for 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., "and I gave him the receipt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the first time I have seen this document, it was not given to me at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18851116-name-110" type="surname" value="MCFARLANE"/>
<interp inst="t18851116-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCFARLANE</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in works of art, in Wych Street—in July, 1883, I attended a sale at Freemantle's, and bid for the Herring pictures; they went, with expenses, for about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Mr. Long agreed with me the day before that sale to go there with him, on account of his partner being in the West of England; that is that I should be his partner; as his partner, Mr. Alexander, cold not get home in time—on the day of the sale he told me that I could not expect to be partners with him on account of his partner being there, and I saw Mr. Alexander there—I then bid for the pictures on my own behalf; it was a knock-out, and I was appointed to bid—I am sorry to say that often takes place, and it sometimes takes place at Christie's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The arrangement I had with Mr. Long was, that I and he should be the partners, and share the profits or loss—if there is a sale where there are some pictures by different artists, we have a general venture together; one buys, and we arrange the proportions between ourselves—I had never entered into a joint speculation with Long before, but he asked me to do so.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-111" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>Robert Malcolm Kerr</persName>, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-21-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>Unlawfully uttering counter
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-113" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA NAISH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Naish, who keeps the Black Lion public-house, New Oxford Street—I was in the bar on 12th October a little after 5 p.m., when the prisoner came in with another man and called for two half-pints of fourpenny ale, and gave me a shilling, which I put in the till, giving the prisoner 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—they drank, and the other man called for two more half-pints, and paid with a shilling, which I put in the till, giving him 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. back—then the prisoner asked for a screw of tobacco, and gave me a third shilling—I detected it at once, and said "The other two you have just given me must be the same"—I went to the till, in which there were no other shillings, and brought these shillings and showed them to him—he said he did not know they were bad; the other man ran away—the prisoner could not get away, there were a lot of people in the bar—I sent for the constable and gave him the coins after I had bent them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-114" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS ACOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 106). I was called turthe Black Lion, where I found the prisoner—Mrs. Naish gave me these three shillings, which I have had in my possession and produce—the prisoner said "I met another man outside, in New Oxford Street, I knew by sight, he asked me to go and have a drink; he gave me a shilling to pay for it, and after he had paid for another pint of ale himself he gave me another shilling"—at the police-station, when charged, he said he knew nothing about it, he was innocent of it—I found two good sixpences and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were not being held by anybody in the public-house—the people stood all round you—you said you were innocent of the charge, and gave a correct address—I did not receive a bad character of you there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-119" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARTER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Baker, grocer, Cavendish Road, Tottenham—on 17th October the elder prisoner came in and made some purchases, and tendered a half-crown—I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in change—another customer came in, to whom I attended—the prisoner remained in the shop, and when that other customer left, she asked for a penny tin of mustard, giving me a bad sixpence—I bent it easily, and found it was bad—I compared it with the one I had previously found—I said to the prisoner "This is a bad sixpence"—she said "Is it?"—I said "Yes"—I returned it to her, and she paid me with a good sixpence and left—on 21st October a little girl, Ellen Williams, came to my shop and asked to be served with some goods which came to fourpence—she gave me a bad sixpence in payment, which I kept and gave to the police—I bent</p>
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<p>and marked it with a pair of scissors—this is it—I had known the elder prisoner as a customer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Margaret Malone.</hi> I never knew you have bad money before that I could speak to—I asked the child where she had got the coin from, and she said from Mrs. Malone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. She has been dealing there on and off for two years—she left the neighbourhood, and came back occasionally.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FARRANT</persName> </hi>. I keep a confectioner's shop at Lordship Terrace, Tottenham—on 22nd October Eliza Williams came in for a penny cake and gave me a sixpence, which I discovered to be bad—I spoke to the child, and sent for Murphy—after further conversation the child left and went opposite the shop—there were girls about 30 yards from my shop—about an hour and a half after the girl left, Lizzie Malone came and asked if a little girl had been in with sixpence for some cake—I told her she had, and it was a bad one—she asked me to give it back to her, and I told her I had destroyed it—she said she knew where she had taken it from, and she named Mr. Lance, a cheesemonger—she went out of the shop, and I heard no more; as a fact I had not destroyed it—this is it—I gave it to Murphy—on the previous day I received a bad sixpence from my sister, which was also given to Murphy—he marked them in my presence—I know the elder prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I went to Miss Farrant's and asked for a quartern loaf and gave her the 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she took it into the back parlour and gave me the loaf and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, which I took back and gave to Lizzie Malone, who was by the side of our house; Farrant's shop was only just across the road—I have occasionally been on errands for Mrs. Malone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-125" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Hope Place, Scotland Green—the last witness is my daughter—the two prisoners live in a cottage at the back of my place—on 21st October I sent my daughter to Mrs. Malone's to borrow 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to buy a paper at Mrs. Collett's—she came back with 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which I tried; it bent—she went back to Mrs. Malone's and afterwards brought me the paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you three years and never knew you have any bad coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-126" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MURPHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 22nd October I was called to Farrant's shop between 1 and 2 p.m.—I saw Mr. Farrant and the little girl Williams; he handed me these two bad sixpences, which I marked—I left Williams in the shop—a few minutes afterwards I saw her come out and speak to the younger prisoner about fifty yards from the shop—on the 23rd I went with two constables, Castle and Hart, to the house 2, Brewer's Cottages, Scotland Green, where the prisoners lived—I called out for Mrs. Malone, she came downstairs—I asked her if she was Mrs. Malone, she said "Yes"—I told her I should take her into custody for uttering and causing to be uttered several counterfeit sixpences—she said "I only had one; somebody gave me that; I should like to know who gave it me, that is all"—I asked if her daughter was in, and said she had better tell her—she called upstairs, and said "Lizzie, they want you as well"—the girl came down—I told her the charge—I took them both to the station—afterwards I searched the house—the fire was out and in the ashes of the kitchen grate I found the remains of a plaster-of-paris mould in a burnt state, dross, and a quantity of metal—the cottage had a kitchen and a wash-house downstairs, and two bedrooms over them—a lodger slept with two other men in the house—at the station the charge was read over to them and they were searched—on the elder prisoner five good shillings and 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze were found—I believe the prisoners have lived in the cottage three or four weeks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-127" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y.R.</hi> 26). I went with Murphy to the prisoners' house and searched—in premises attached to the side of the house I found half a shilling and a 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece in some fresh ashes, just taken out of the fireplace apparently, quite dry—there was a quantity of plaster-of-paris lying in the ashes, I examined it but found no marks on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-128" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad—I saw the plaster-of-paris, molten metal, and unfinished 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. piece—the plaster-of-paris is used for making coins—some of the coins are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her defence stated that the only 6d. she knew anything about had been given to her in payment for some old clothes, and that she did not know it was bad.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET MALONE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18851116-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LIZZIE MALONE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-130" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH STURMAN</persName> </hi>. I keep a milliner's shop at Broad Lane, Totten
<lb/>ham—on 10th October the prisoner came in with her little sister Emily to fetch a hat she had ordered; I gave it her and she gave me half-a-crown, which I tried in my teeth and found to be bad—I said "I believe this is a bad one"—she said "I don't think it is"—she then paid with two shillings and a sixpence—I called in Mr. Eustace, a neighbour, and gave him the half-crown, he gave it to Mr. Keppard I believe—I am not certain to whom I gave it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have known you five years.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross examined.</hi> I left the matter in the policeman's hands to do what he liked, and he went to Mr. Charlotte, who said he would prosecute—you did not go to Mr. Charlotte; your sister did—I do not know you at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-133" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 617). About 11.30 p.m. on 10th October Kep
<lb/>pard called me and made a communication and gave me a description of the prisoner and this bad half-crown—I gave it to Murphy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 16th October I saw the prisoner in the High Road, Tottenham—I told her I should take her into custody for uttering a bad half-crown down Broad Lane last Saturday night—she said, "I didn't know it was a bad one"—I said, "You were watched that night"—she said, "Oh, yes, a gentleman gave it to my sister"—this is the half-crown which Moore gave me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad half-crown.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-139" type="given" value="WILLIAM BOWDLER"/>WILLIAM BOWDLER WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant, of Dunster House, Mincing Lane—on 26th October I was in the reading-room of the Young Men's Christian Association, Aldersgate Street, and left my overcoat there about 6 o'clock—I came to look for it again about 10 o'clock; I did not find it then—I communicated with the secretary, and next saw my coat at Camberwell Police-station—this is it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi> 49). On 27th October I saw the prisoner with a brown-paper parcel under his arm—I watched him for 50 minutes</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I received the prisoner into custody on the 3rd inst. and said, "You will be charged with stealing a coat from the Young Men's Christian Association on the 26th of last month"—he said, "Yes, I stole it, and I told him so before."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that Gustavus Evans stole the coat and promised to give him half if he pawned it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> **
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in the name of Robert Davis in January, 1884.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 22). I was called, and found Inman and the lodger struggling to detain the prisoner in the passage—I was in plain clothes; I said, "I am a police officer"—Inman gave him into my custody—the prisoner made no reply to the charge—I took him to the station, and searched, and found on him a candle, a key, a pawn-ticket for a pistol, and other articles—the key, I found, fitted the lock of the prosecutor's house, so that the prisoner could open the door with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he was going to stay the night with a friend, and mistook the house.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18851116-27-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/> to stealing a mare, the pro
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18851116-27-offence-1 t18851116-name-151"/>Cornelia Lightfoot</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-27-18851116 t18851116-27-punishment-17"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILLIAMS</hi> (22)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE INSKIP</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to being found by night with housebreaking implements in their possession.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-29-18851116 t18851116-29-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL SULLIVAN</hi> (25)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am an engine-fitter, living at 6, Wigan Road—on 21st April I was in Marchmost Street, Westminster, coming from the Houses of Parliament—I had a light short coat on, no overcoat—a man</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Constable B</hi>). On 22nd April I received information from the prosecutor, and made inquiries from time to time—on 21st October I saw the prisoner in the Haymarket, outside Scott's—I followed him for some time, and told him I should take him in custody for stealing a watch outside the Queen public-house—he said "I know nothing about it"—I took him to the station, placed him among 15 others, and he was identified by the last witness at once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence asserted hit innocence</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18851116-33-offence-1 t18851116-name-171"/>William Stoten</persName>, and stealing a clock and other articles.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-33-18851116 t18851116-33-punishment-22"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES MANZI</hi> (24)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18851116-34-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>Feloniously setting fire to certain wheat-sheaves in a place of Divine worship, with intent to set fire to the building.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 28th October, about 12.20, midnight, I was on duty in Harding Street, St. Giles's, Commercial Road East—I heard the noise of breaking of glass in Steele's Lane, and on looking up the lane I saw a man running into the Robarts Arms, Devon
<lb/>port Street—I looked at the Emanuel Mission Hall, and on the north side found several panes broken and a quantity of broken glass on the pave
<lb/>ment—I concealed myself for some time—the prisoner came out of the Robarts Arms followed by the manager, who came and spoke to me, and</p>
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<p>while we were talking I saw the prisoner put his hand through a broken window of the Mission Hall, on the south side, and strike three matches in succession—he then ran round the north side and I heard another breakage of glass on that side—I then apprehended him—he said "What do you want me for?"—I said "For breaking the windows and trying to set fire to the church"—some gentlemen held him while I went and examined the church—I found three matches on the window-sill on the south side, close to where one of the wheatsheaves were; they were not lighted, the wind being so strong—there had been a Thanks giving Service, and these small wheatsheaves were part of the decorations—they would easily take fire—I found no matches inside the window—altogether 37 panes were broken; they were small diamond-shaped squares—I found eight matches under the next window to where the three were—the prisoner's right hand was cut and bleeding—he was charged at the station and made no reply—he had been drinking, but knew perfectly well what he was about—he gave his address at his mother's; he is well known in the neighbourhood—some straw on one of these little wheat
<lb/>sheaves had been ignited and had blown out—if he had succeeded in lighting these sheaves it is quite probable that it might have set fire to the building, and would have done considerable damage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you ignite the sheaf—I was watching you for about a minute and a half—you made no resistance—nothing was found on you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I was manager of the Robarts public-house, Devonport Street—a few minutes before 12 on 8th October the prisoner came in and asked for a few matches—I gave him about half a dozen—he afterwards came back and asked for more—I refused, and followed him out—I saw him strike a match close to the window of the Mission Hall; I saw the flare—I then spoke to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-175" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>REV. JOHN THOMAS WYATT</persName> </hi>. This Mission Hall belongs to the London Diocesan Home Mission—I am the clergyman in charge—on 27th October, about 4 o'clock, it was quite safe—some of the windows were broken then, 30 or 40 panes, and about 40 were broken afterwards—about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. damage was done—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was going home, my pipe was out, and I got the matches to light it, but the wind blew them out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-35-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> ** to an
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<interp inst="t18851116-35-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>assault with intent to rob, after a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH CHARLWOOD</hi> (28)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18851116-36-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>Forging and uttering an order for the payment of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-178" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER LEPPER</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of Upper Marylebone Street—on 26th August a man came in and I changed this cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I cannot swear to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-179" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER LEPPER</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness, and assist him in</p>
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<p>his business—on 26th August the prisoner came in and produced this cheque, and asked if we would cash it for Dr. Woakes, who is a doctor in Harley Street, and a customer of my father's my father gave him the money and he left—the cheque was afterwards paid away at market and was brought back, marked "No account." (
<hi rend="italic">This was drawn on plain paper on Messrs. Lubbock for</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s., to W. Smith or bearer, and signed Edward Woakes.</hi>) Information was given to the police, and I afterwards saw the prisoner in the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-180" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WOAKES, M.D</persName> </hi>. I practise at 78, Harley Street, and am a customer of Mr. Lepper—this cheque is not signed by me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-181" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PRATLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 275). On 4th November, about 12.30 p.m., I took the prisoner in Woodstock Street, and told him he would be charged with forging a cheque—he said "I know nothing about it, you must have made a mistake, I am the wrong man"—I saw young Lepper, and he told me the prisoner was the man—he said "You have made a mistake, I am not the man"—I told him I should take him in custody—he said "Very well"—we went there—I had hold of his right arm; he made a jump, sprang at me, and knocked me against some railings and got away—I followed him through several streets, and recaptured him at the back of a builder's shop, where he tried to climb over a wall—I took him to the station with assistance—he was charged, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-182" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ROWAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). I saw the prisoner at the station after he was in custody, showed him this cheque, and told him he would be charged with uttering it knowing it was forged—he said "A man gave it to me at a public-house at the corner of Harley Mews to get it changed; I got the money from the butcher and gave it to the man; he stood me two drinks; I had none of the money; I do not not know who the man was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence stated that a man gave him the cheque to get changed for him, that he did change it at the butcher's, and gave the man the money, who made an appointment to meet him next morning, but did not do so.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-36-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18851116-37-offence-1 t18851116-name-184"/>William Schofield</persName> a quantity of cloth and other goods by false pretences.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for obtaining other goods with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. H. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SCHOFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Schofield Brothers, cloth manufacturers at Wakefield, Yorkshire—I knew the prisoner before 28th May, 1883—he had given me orders for goods through a traveller—I subsequently took another order from him in London—goods the subject of two orders were sent to his place at Bow—after I got a third order I heard something about him, and wrote him a letter, and received this reply. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th May, and after referring to the goods, stated:</hi> "With regard to my age, your information is false. If you feel disposed to believe the information of strangers, you must do so. I shall take it as a great favour if you will furnish me with your informant's name. I</p>
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<p>am but a young beginner, but none can say anything detrimental to my character.") After receiving that letter I seat goods to the amount of 248
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that letter induced me to part with them—I believed that he was 21 years of age—I came up to town and saw him at his office in Faleon Avenue, Aldersgate Street—I said I had heard there was something wrong with him, and I wanted to know where my goods were that I had sent him—I don't think I said anything then about his age—I can't remem
<lb/>ber what passed between us—he did not tell me where the goods were—I asked him if they had ever been in his office—he said "No"—I don't think I said anything about prosecuting him—I was present at the police-court when a press copy of a letter marked "A" was produced; the prisoner acknowledged receiving the original. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated May</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1883,
<hi rend="italic">from the prosecutor to the prisoner, stating that they could not send him any more goods without security, as he was not of age.</hi>) The balance of 248
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. has never been paid—we have never been able to trace the goods—I have tried to do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were sent to him in 1884—up to May, 1883, he paid satisfactorily, and continued to do so with the exception of a bill for 96
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which was running on 15th October this year—I had an interview with his mother and sister at his parents' house—I did not tell them that I had supplied the goods because I thought he would pay for them and without any reference to his age, I pledge my oath to that—I did not say that at that time I knew he was under 21—I did not tell them and Mrs. Goodwin so at this Court last Tuesday—I never made such a statement to them or to any person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-186" type="surname" value="OAKS"/>
<interp inst="t18851116-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN OAKS</persName> </hi>. I am a manufacturer, trading as John Oaks and Co.—I know the prisoner—between January and August, 1884, I supplied him with goods to the amount of 583
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., some of which were paid for—between January, 1884, and 18th August, I supplied him with goods amounting to 391
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I have never been paid anything for them—he called at my office before I supplied them in August, 1884—we had had two transac
<lb/>tions with him before, which he paid for, amounting to 240
<hi rend="italic">l.;</hi> he came to ask us to send more goods, which we declined without more knowledge of his position—my London agent supplied him with goods in the first instance—we parted with our goods upon the knowledge we had that he was in business as a woollen merchant in London, and his represent
<lb/>ing himself to our agent as a proper man to whom we could trust our goods—we brought an action against him for the goods, he pleaded infancy, and on that plea he obtained a verdict—had I known he was not of age I would not have supplied him with one pennyworth of goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never had any conversation with him about his age at any time—our action was not discontinued, we paid the costs on both sides, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-187" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT MARRIOTT</persName> </hi>. My father is a cloth manufacturer at Birstall, near Leeds—between 5th November, 1883, and the end of 1884, we supplied the prisoner with goods to the amount of 292
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which were not paid for—we have also supplied him with goods which were paid for—on 11th October, 1884, I had a conversation with the prisoner with regard to an acceptance which he had given for 96
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd, which had been returned dishonoured on 1st October, and also with regard to the account which was then running, amounting, together with the returned bill, to 292
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I wanted the payment of that account—he promised to see me later on in</p>
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<p>the evening at the Queen's Hotel, Leeds, and when I got there he had returned to London—I did not see him again—I parted with the goods partly on account of this letter which we got from him. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated:</hi> "I have at present 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my business and can get more if necessary")—I believed the contents of that letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was introduced to us by Mr. Hewett, a local manufacturer, who I had known five or six years—the first goods were paid for—he also referred to Mr. Cookson, an accountant; I have not seen him in connection with this matter; I don't know him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-188" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN BASNITZ</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, at 30, Friday Street, City—we supplied the prisoner with goods to the amount of 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in 1884; we sued him for the account, he pleaded infancy, and we discontinued the action and had to pay the costs—I did not see the prisoner before sup
<lb/>plying the goods—our agent called on him afterwards, he is not here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-189" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BONDFATHER</persName> </hi>. I am member of a firm in Huddersfield—between 1st September and October, 1884, we supplied the prisoner with goods to the amount of 79
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw him before supplying them—we had some conversation, merely about the goods; he said he was trading in Falcon Avenue, and that he had been in business some time—I think that was about all he said—he gave as a reference Cookson and Co., we referred to them, it appeared to be satisfactory—I noticed his appearance—I believed him to be 21, decidedly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not have any conversation with him about his age.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-190" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TALBOT</persName> </hi>. I am a woollen manufacturer at Batley, Yorkshire—between February and July, 1884, I supplied the prisoner with goods amounting to 231
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I saw him before supplying them—he said he was in business in London, and was buying goods—he asked to look at certain things and ordered some; after ordering them of course I asked him with regard to payment—he said he required the usual credit, viz., a clear month, and I took the order on those terms—he also gave a reference to Cookson—I called there, but he had gone—I thought the prisoner was at least 25—I have not been paid—I brought an action; he pleaded minority, and I had to pay the costs, 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His age was not mentioned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-191" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PLEYDELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Vernon Road, Bow—I am the wife of Thomas Pleydell, who was formerly a confectioner—the prisoner is my son; he was born on 13th December, 1863.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know Mr. Schofield—he called on me on 15th October last and had a conversation with me in the presence of my daughter—he said that when he wrote that letter he knew that Arthur was under 21 years of age; that he had gained so much confidence in him from May to October that he would have let him have anything he wished for out of his place—I had a second conversation with him out
<lb/>side this Court in presence of my daughter and Mrs. Goodwin, and he again said he knew that Arthur was under age when he received the letter in May, and he did not wish to hurt him any more than he could possibly help.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the first Count,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">on the others.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner, and it was stated that goods amounting to</hi> 3,500
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DOUGLAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended White.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-195" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR COX</persName> </hi>. I live at 262, City Road, and am a hardware turner—on Monday, 26th October, about 3 o'clock, I met Darcy at a public-house—I had never seen him before—we walked about together getting some bills till about 5 o'clock—I saw him again about a quarter-past 6 o'clock in the George public-house, and remained in his company till about 8 o'clock—I then left him, and returned to the George about 9 o'clock—Darcy was there—I did not see White at that time—I was drinking in the same compartment as Darcy, but not with him—there were other persons there—at a quarter-past 9 o'clock I was drinking some soda-water, Darcy was near me, and I discovered his hand in my right-hand trousers-pocket, and at the same moment White put his hand into my left-hand trousers-pocket and took a packet containing six sovereigns—almost at the same moment I was struck very violently in the face by Darcy, who knocked me down—I bled very much, and was partly insensible for some time afterwards—the prisoners made the best of their way out of the house, having got my money—when I got up some friends bathed my face, and I was taken home in a cab—I was very unwell from the effects of the blow, and did not go to the police that night—next night I went to the George, Darcy came in and asked me to have a drink with him, and put out his hand to shake hands with me—I made no reply, but kept very close to him for fear he should escape—I sent some one for a policeman—he must have heard me do so; he re
<lb/>mained, a policeman came, and I gave him in charge—on Friday afternoon, the 30th, I saw White at the police-station among a number of others—I did not feel quite certain of him at first, he seemed to be dressed smarter and differently—I saw him again on the 31st at the police-court and then recognised him—I have no doubt about him now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. Ashton was present when I was asked to identify White on the Friday; he identified him—it was not in consequence of that that I identified him next day—I had been having a bit of a jollification on the Monday—I had been in four public-houses during the day—the printed bills I had were about the general election with my name on them, "The Great Cox for Finsbury"—I was dis
<lb/>tributing those bills, Darcy was with me, he called me "Cox" that night, but on the Tuesday he said "Arthur, have a drink, shake hands," as though nothing had happened—Ashton was with me at the George on the Monday; he spoke to Darcy and warned him not to touch me—Ashton then went out to get a cab to take me home—I was not perfectly sober, but I knew what I was about; I was not intoxicated—Ashton was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Darcy.</hi> My lip was cut inside by your blow—the inspector examined me—I never saw you before the 26th to my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-196" type="given" value="JULIUS GEORGE"/>JULIUS GEORGE CLAPSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the George, St. John's Street Road—on Monday, 26th October, about 9 p.m., I was serving customers at the bar—I saw the prosecutor and both prisoners there—they were there when Cox came in; I saw them, one on each side of him—White was closest to the bar; Darcy was on his right—I saw Darcy strike him in the face with his right hand; that was the first thing that attracted my attention; it was a severe blow, it knocked him down—I did</p>
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<p>not see White do anything—I immediately jumped over the bar to stop the disturbance; the prisoners got up and ran out—Cox got up and said he was robbed, and he left some little time after—I knew Darcy for some time as using the house nearly every evening—White was often there—the prosecutor's face was covered with blood after the blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. Cox uses the house—he had had a drop, but was quite capable of taking care of himself; he was not drunk—Darcy was down; I do not know whether he fell or was knocked down—there were several others in that compartment—the prisoners and Cox were together; the others were near the window, three or four feet off—Ashton came in just as Cox was knocked down—Spicer was knocked down in the scuffle—Cox said he was robbed of his money; I saw nothing of any robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Darcy.</hi> I saw you strike the prosecutor in the face, and he was bleeding from the nose—he did not come in with bills stuck round his hat followed by a mob—I did not hear him shout out "Vote for Cox"—Spicer followed him in, and paid for a small soda for him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-197" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ASHTON</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer—I went into the George on this evening—I first saw Cox and Darcy together—I asked Cox to come out, I wanted to speak to him; he came outside with me—Darcy followed us, and said he wanted to speak to him—I said, "You can speak to him to-morrow"—he persisted in catching hold of his arm and pulling him back, and he asked him to give him a drink—Cox said yes, and went back with him—I went to fetch a cab to get Cox away—I said to Darcy first if he took a liberty with my friend it would be the worst day's work he ever did—I had not noticed White at that time—I got a cab, and when I entered the door I saw White standing on Cox's left side, and Darcy on his right up against the partition—as I walked up I saw White with his left hand in Cox's right pocket, and Darcy with his right hand in Cox's left pocket, and I saw White draw his hand away—as he did so I caught hold of him and said, "You have robbed him," and I held him, and in the scuffle he got away and ran out—I went to run out after him. when they closed in and kept me back—I went out at the other door and spoke to the cabman—I saw Cox lying on the floor; I did not see the blow struck, my back was turned to him, and I was looking White in the face—Darcy and Spicer were also on the floor—I spoke to the police that night—next night I again went to the George—I saw Cox there; I saw Darcy come in—he said to Cox, "Halloa, old
<hi rend="italic">chap,</hi> how are you? are you going to have half a pint along with me?"—Cox said nothing to him—Darcy then said to me, "Well, old
<hi rend="italic">chap,</hi> it is a long while since I had a drink with you, I should like to have it now"—I said, "Perhaps it will be a long while before you do"—he then said, "I'm off"—I said, "No you don't," and I stood in front of him till a policeman came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. I have been in the habit of using the George for about four months; I have not seen Darcy there during that time—as soon as I went in on this night I went up to Cox and asked him to come home, because I saw Darcy trying to get his hand into his pocket—there was no hustling going on then—I caught hold of White—I did not hear or see any money; White's hand was closed—Cox did not have bills round his hat; I think I saw one—I did not hear him shout out "Vote for Cox."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Darcy.</hi> Cox did not make any complaint to me about you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18851116-name-198" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SPICER</persName> </hi>. I am a screw-maker, of 54, Compton Street, Clerken
<lb/>well—I was at the George on the evening of the 26th—Darcy was there in the early part of the evening—White was not there till 9 o'clock; they were together then—I have known Cox for the last 20 years—Ashton spoke to me, and I went and took up my position in front of the prisoners—I noticed White put his hand in Cox's left pocket—Darcy was on the right-hand side; I did not see what he did—I did not see any blow struck—I came to the ground; I do not know who hit me—three of us were on the ground, Cox was one, I did not see how he came there—the prisoners got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. I had been having a glass of ale with Cox—I was not sober or drunk—Ashton got a cab to take Cox home—his face was bleeding.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 96). On the 27th I went to the George, and found Darcy there—he was given into my custody for being con
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 163). I took White into custody on the 30th—I told him the charge—he said "I know nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Darcy's Defence.</hi> I was with Cox all day, getting his bills printed and distributing them—we had drink—if I was guilty of this I should not have gone next day to the George, where I am well known.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
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