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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>STAPLES, MAYOR.</p>
<p>THIRD SESSION, HELD JANUARY 11TH, 1885.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writters to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRlSTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen’s Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMlNER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 1lth, 1886, and following days.</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council and Winter Assize Act.</p>
<p>BEFORE the RIGHT HON. JOHN STAPLES, LORD MAYOR of the City of London; the Hon. GEORGE DENMAN, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir ROBERT WALTER CARDEN, Knt., Sir THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN , Knt., and Sir HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir THOMAS CHAMBERS, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City; JAMES WHITEHEAD, Esq., HENRY AARON ISAACS, Esq., PHINEAS COWAN, Esq., and STUART KNILL, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the Said City; and ROBERT MALCOLM KERR, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol De1iverY, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>DAVID EVANS, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<p>THOMAS CLARKE, Esq.,</p>
<p>Sheriffs.</p>
<p>GEORGE ROSE INNES, Junior, Esq.,</p>
<p>WYNNE EDWIN BAXTER, Esq.,</p>
<p>Under-Sheriffs</p>
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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.</p>
<p>STAPLES, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION.</p>
<p>A star (*) denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars (**) that they have bee more than once in custody—a dagger (†) that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</p>
<p>LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES.</p> </div1>
<p>OLD COURT.—Monday, January 11th, 1886.</p>
<p>Before Mr. Recorder.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and other sums from other persons, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES MATHEWS</hi> Prosecuted;
<hi rend="smallCaps">Mr. MURPHY, Q.C.</hi>, defended Morton,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">LOWE</hi> defended Morris.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-7" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HERBERT GEORGE MUSKETT</persName> </hi>. I am an articled clerk to Messrs. Wontner, solicitors to the prosecution—I produce two exhibits showing the banking account of Morton with Messrs. Barker, and affidavits verifying them—the banking account purports to have been opened by Morton, of Leaden-hall Buildings, Leadenhall Street, on 20th December, 1884, with Barkers, and to go down to 30th June, 1885—between 6th February, 1885, and 30th June, 1885, the balance remained at 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the whole time, with one exception of 11 guineas paid in on May 20th and drawn out on 22nd May—between 6th February and 27th May, 1885, 16 cheques were pre
<lb/>sented, and four of those twice over, all of which were returned dis
<lb/>honoured—they amounted to something like 112
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—between 17th March and 4th April eight were presented, amounting to a considerable aggre
<lb/>gate—the account was opened originally by a cash payment of 150
<hi rend="italic">1</hi>.—down to the end of 1884 222
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had been paid in to the account—on 1st January, 1885, the balance stood at 68
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and between that date and 6th February it was gradually drawn down to the sum of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOLLIDAY</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 238, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton—I know S. A. Letts, who lived at 233, Millbrook Road, Brixton; he had been a customer of mine for some two years before 17th March, 1885; on that day, at his request, I cashed this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Dated 17th March, 1885, on Messrs. Barker, for 6l., ,in favour of S.A. Letts or bearer, endorsed S.A.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Letts</hi>) for his daughter, who brought it—I paid that into my bank; it was returned dishonoured—on that same day I sent a messenger to Letts, and he returned to me with a sum of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of the 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the matter remained over till November, when criminal proceedings were taken against the two prisoners—after they had been once remanded before the Magistrate I received a further payment in relation to the cheque of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Mr. Letts.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>. Letts lived two turnings from me—I had known him about two years, during which time he had dealt with me—he continued to live there through the summer, and I believe his family live there now—I served him with goods, which he paid for.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-9" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GUNTRIP</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Todd Brothers, grocers, of 310, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton—on 21st March, 1885, I lent 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to Mr. S.A. Letts on a cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., similar to this one—he owed Messrs. Todd a small account of 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. at that time—I paid the cheque into Messrs. Todd's account; it was returned dishonoured—I saw Letts about it, I got no money from him till 3rd November, 1885, when the cheque having been handed to Messrs. Todd's solicitors, some money was paid to meet it—that was just after the time Morton and Morris had been taken into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>. Todd sued Letts, who called on the solicitors and paid the amount—I had not known Letts long, only his daughter and son-in-law—they continued dealing with us between the time the cheque was cashed and the amount being paid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-10" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HICKS</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, at 235, Seven Sisters Road, Islington—Morris was a customer of mine—on 28th March my son handed me this cheque, dated 28th March, for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., drawn by Morton, in favour of Letts or order, and endorsed by Letts—I heard Morris say to my son when he handed him the cheque that he had just received it from one of his tenants at Finchley, "as it is as good as gold"—at that time he owed me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I took the cheque in payment, and gave him 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change—he endorsed the cheque in my son's presence—on 1st April the cheque was returned to me marked "N.S."—I then sent my son Alfred to Morris—in consequence of what passed between me and my son I passed the cheque through the bank a second time—it was again returned, and I then took civil proceedings against Morton, Morris, and Letts, and obtained judgment against them—I proceeded to execution, but got nothing, and never have.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. When the cheque was returned and I did not get my money I sued Morton first, and then Morris and Letts—I put executions into Morris's and Morton's houses—I had known Morris for two years living not far from me—he represented himself, and I understood him to be, a builder, and the owner of house property; I do not know that he is—I saw Morris on the same day as the cheque was returned, and that night or next morning I received a letter, which was unsigned—I think it was from Morton; it was from some one other than Morris—in consequence of that letter I paid the cheque into the bank the second time—my son received the letter—I believe it came by post—the cheque was paid in on 2nd or 3rd April, and it came back on 7th April.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>. Mr. Weatherfield was my solicitor in the proceedings I took against Morton—he did not receive 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on his account that I am aware of—I know nothing about those three</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Third Session,</hi> 1885—86. 209 receipts—I have never seen or heard of them—he never acknowledged anything of it, and he denies it; he says he never received any money at all, only for expenses—I don't know that he has received a farthing of the cheque—I sued Letts in the County Court—I don't know that I only got judgment against Letts for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I don't know what has become of the letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-11" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HICKS</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—I was present on the 10th March when this cheque was brought to my father's shop by Morris—I took it to my father and asked him if he would take it—my father told me to go and ask him where he had it from—I asked him, and he said he took it from one of his tenants at Finchley, and it was as good as gold; that he had had several, and he had had one only last week for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and it was perfectly good, and I might depend on it as much as if I had the gold—I cashed the cheque which Morris endorsed—I next saw the cheque at 3 o'clock on the 1st April, when it was returned dis
<lb/>honoured marked "N.S."—I then went with my brother to Morris—I did not see him the first time, but the second time he was just going into his house—I said "I have come about this cheque; it is returned dis
<lb/>honoured"—he appeared rather surprised, and said he would come down to the shop the same evening—he came but brought no money—he said his son was outside; he was just going to send him to Finchley, as he had two good tenants there who owed him rent, and he would let us have the money that night or next morning—he did not keep that promise—there were about 20 promises to pay I should think between then and the 13th April—on the 13th April I went to 12, Crown Court, Threadneedle Street, with my brother, being asked to go there by Morris for an explanation of the matter—Morris said Morton and Letts would be there, and I expected they would, and that there would be an explanation—at Crown Court I saw Morris and Letts but not Morton—Morris and Letts said Morton was very ill, poor fellow; that he had a severe attack of bronchitis, and was at home ill in bed—Morris said he had got property, and could not get in his rent, and had not received half-a-crown out of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., it being holiday week, but he would make up 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by Wednesday—Letts said the same thing, that he could not get his rents in on account of Bank Holiday week, but he would get 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to make up the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was all the explanation we could get, and I and my brother left, and we went across to Morton's office, Leadenhall Chambers—he came out smoking a cigarette—I said "I have a cheque drawn by you for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., what are you going to do about that?"—he said "I will pay you by Wednesday certain"—that was the day the others had mentioned—he seemed in perfect health at the time—as I and my brother came out we met Morris and Letts going in at the other door of Morton's office.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. Morris said he had had several previous cheques from the drawer, and they were perfectly good, and one the week previous for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I cannot say if he said he had had several previously from Letts and one from Morton the week previously—when the cheque was returned and I saw Morris he did not say he would go and see Morton; he said nothing about Morton then—the following day I received a letter by post—I don't know from whom it came; there was no signature—I think it was from Morton—it had a City post-mark on it—in consequence of that letter the cheque was paid in a second time</p>
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<p>the same evening, 2nd April—it would reach the bank on Saturday morning on account of Good Friday coming between I suppose—I can
<lb/>not say if I said at the police-court that Morris seemed much surprised when I told him the cheque was returned—I think Morris only hires the office at Crown Court now and then to suit his own purposes, to meet people there—I cannot say how long he has had that office; no one seems to know him there—I found him there according to appointment—Morris and Letts confirmed one another about Morton being ill; I cannot say who said it first; both said it—I cannot say if Morris's name was up at the door of Crown Court—I have seen another man's name on for that office—I have not seen Morris's name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>. I was present on the first occasion of my father's action against Morris and Letts, but it was adjourned, and I was not present when the amount was finally fixed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I made inquiries about him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-12" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN GUYOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 162, Highbury Hill, and am a booking clerk in the service of the Great Northern Railway Company—I have known Morris for some time as a season ticket holder on that railway—on 24th February he came to me at the booking office, and at his request I lent him a sovereign—he promised to come and repay me that evening; he did not come—I called at his place several times without being able to see him; I never saw him again till 2nd April—I called at his house in the evening about 7.15, and asked him for the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he then showed me this cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated 28th March, 1885, drawn by Frank Morton on Barker and Co. for 5l., payable to No. 42, and endorsed "F.T. Smythe.</hi>") He asked me to cash it—I asked him if it was good—he said yes, it was perfectly good, or he should not ask me to cash it, that he got it from one of his tenants—he told me to deduct his debt of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for my trouble in calling six times for it—I gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the cheque came back marked "N.S."—on 10th April I called at Morris's house—I said, "I suppose you know the nature of my visit?"—he said, "No, I do not"—I said the cheque had come back marked "N.E."—he said, "No, not N.E., it is N.S."—he had not seen it, I had not taken it out of my pocket—I said, "How do you know that?"—he said, "It must be a mistake at the bank, as Francis Morton is one of the firm of Morton Brothers, proprietors of the electrical railway at the Alexandra Palace; it is a large firm, and had 11 clerks in their office when I went in"—he said, "I am going into the City"—I said, "I will go with you; it is very important I should have this money, as I have paid it in through the Company's office"—he said he would get the money from Morton, and would call at Highbury Hill by 3 o'clock in the afternoon—he did not come—I called again on Saturday evening, April 11th, and asked how it was he had not called—he said Morton was ill and out of town, and he was unable to see him, but he had pushed his own business, and had an open cheque for 180
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he had simply to take it to the office and the money would be coming, and he would come with the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the Monday morning by 11 o'clock—he did not come—I called again on the evening of 13th April—he then said by an oversight the cheque was made payable to the payee, therefore he did not get it cashed, but he would then go and obtain the money—he did not show me the 180
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque—he took some papers out of his pocket, but I did not see their contents—he said he would go out and get the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and bring it to the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Third Session,</hi> 1885—86. 211 office by Tuesday morning—he came at 9.30; he said he had no money then, but he would be back again that morning—I afterwards received this note from him. (
<hi rend="italic">This requested that the matter might stand over till the morning, when he would call at 10 o'clock.</hi>) I went again on Thursday—he then said he had seen Mr. Morton, and Morton said he drew the cheque for his own private use, unknown to his brother, and he told Mr. Smythe not to pay it in for a few days, as he knew there was not sufficient cash to meet it—he came again on Sunday, the 19th—he then said he had the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. locked up, and no one could touch it, but he would let me have it by 12 o'clock on Monday—on the 20th I received this post-card from him. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating it should be paid to-morrow.</hi>) It did not come—I then got a judgment summons against him at the County Court on 18th September—on 25th September I went to the police-station at Kentish Town and lodged a complaint there—on the 28th I received this letter: "Dear Sir,—Will you attend at the Mansion House to give evidence as to the cheque you hold from Francis Morton that was paid by me to you? Shall I take out a subpoena summons for your attendance, as I am determined to show the world who is the thief? Yours,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MORRIS</hi> "—on 6th October I went and saw Morris again—I asked him who this Smythe was that had endorsed my cheque, that I might see him—he said he was the stepson of Letts, that Letts had passed the cheque on his fraudu
<lb/>lently—I said, "You have taken proceedings?"—he said "Yes"—I said, "Then it is useless my going on"—he then took a copy affidavit that he said he had sworn at the Mansion House, and read it out to me—on the 8th I went with him to Cannon Street to see Morton—we did not see him there, and we went'to his house, 64, Elm Park Road, South Kensington—he was denied at first, but after a lot of inquiries he came out of a room close to my elbow; he could have heard all the conver
<lb/>sation—I went in and said I had come about the cheque, and asked for the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and Mr. Buzzard's 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and my expenses that I had paid at the County Court, 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he promised to pay it if I would give him two days' grace—I said, "Why do you want two days' grace when you have had seven months?"—he said he would procure it by Saturday, and he gave me a letter to that effect, and he handed me an American, share certificate, but I thought I had already too much of his paper in my pocket, and I handed it back—he then wrote this memorandum undertaking to pay on Saturday at 3 p.m.—on Saturday, 10th October, I went with Bassett and Hicks to 64, Elm Park Road at about 3.25—we did not find him—the servant said he had waited till half-past 3, and then went out to keep an appointment—on 12th October I received this letter in Morton's handwriting. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he would call on Thursday at 12.30 to take up the cheque.</hi>) I never saw him afterwards till he was before the Magistrate—on 27th May I met Morris accidentally in Finsbury Park—he said, "How about Your cheque.?"—I said, "It is in the hands of my solicitor"—he said he had nine cheques of Morton's to the amount of 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he had heard nothing about him, and he had indicted him because he had served him so badly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. It was on 6th October that Morris said he had been swindled by Morton, and he said he had taken proceedings against him and Letts; that was not the earliest day that I heard of it; he said he had indicted Morton on 27th May—on 6th Ootober he said he had received this cheque from Letts, and that Letts had swindled him—</p>
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<p>when I went to the station on 26th September I simply told the facts I knew to the inspector; I did not know much, and he took it down in writing—I did not commence any proceedings then, I could not—on 6th October Morris took the draft information from his bag and read some of it—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) looks like it; I do not know that he read it all; it appears the same—he also showed me a bundle of letters which he said he had received from Morton on the subject of those cheques.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi> After the criminal proceedings had been taken against Morton and Letts a gentleman called on me to offer payment of the debt on behalf of Morton—being one of the prosecutors I could not receive it; it would have been very acceptable—he said that Morton was an honest man; he did not say that Morton had had no value for the cheques—I sued him in the County Court—I did not recover anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. Morris showed me a letter that he had received from the Hon. Mrs. Morton, and said it was an answer to one he had written to her—he gave it me to prove that he had taken proceedings—it is dated the 15th, the same day that I was seen going into Mr. Hicks's shop respect
<lb/>ing a cheque that I heard of.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-13" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-13" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-13" type="surname" value="GRESHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-13" type="given" value="JAMES HAREBOOTH"/>JAMES HAREBOOTH GRESHAM</persName> </hi>. I am Chief Clerk at the Mansion House—applications for summonses and warrants in relation to criminal pro
<lb/>ceedings taken there, are in the first instance made to me—I have not the slightest recollection of any criminal proceedings being commenced there in the form of an application by Morris against Letts or Morton—informations upon which applications are based are invariably filed—I have searched the file for the last year and have found no affidavit or information by Morris, or any document tending to show than any criminal proceedings had been taken by Morris against Morton or Letts.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. Persons sometimes come without having ready written informations—I give them a form and send them away to fill it up—it is not unusual for verbal applications to be made—I had a holiday last year from the end of July to the middle of August—the second clerk would then be in attendence—if the proceeding had taken place out of the City I should advise the party to apply where the proceeding took place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was in town in September; if an information is filed in my absence I should find it there; none such has been found—I searched myself and the clerks have also searched.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-14" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-14" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-14" type="given" value="EDWIN GEORGE"/>EDWIN GEORGE JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a coal merchant, of 14, Stroud Green Road—I know Morris—on 2nd April he was in my debt between 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he came to me on that day and brought a cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l.;</hi> it was on a form similar to this produced—I applied 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the part pay
<lb/>ment of the debt and handed him 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on the 4th I paid the cheque in to my bankers, and it was returned dishonoured—on that I sent my clerk with it to Morris; he returned with this memorandum in Morris's writing: "Dear Sir, I am sorry to say I cannot send the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. until between 1 and 2 to-morrow, when I will call with it"—he did not call next day—no money was paid, and on 9th April I received this letter from him: "If you will let me take the cheque up to town with me I will see the drawer and try to bring him to book. I enclose an I O U for you to hold till the evening"—the I O U was enclosed—he called in the course of the day and I had a conversation with him, and I handed him the cheque that he might see the drawer about it—the money did not come,</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Third Session,</hi> 1885—86. 213</p>
<p>and I wrote him a letter threatening criminal proceedings—on 21st April I received this letter from him, and another on the 30th promising the money next day—I received the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a few days afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-15" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-15" type="surname" value="BASSETT"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-15" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BASSETT</persName> </hi>. I am a corn dealer, of 185, Seven Sisters Road, Holloway—Morris was a customer—on 28th March last he was in my debt 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he called on that day with this cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., signed F.A. Letts—he asked if I could cash it and take the small amount he owed me out of it—I said I had paid all my cash into the bank, but if he would call later I would do it—he called about 6 and I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I asked him who Letts was; he said he was a tenant of his living at Finchley, and the cheque was for rent—I paid it into the National Pro
<lb/>vincial Bank of England, and it was returned dishonoured on 4th April marked N S—I sent a note to the prisoner by my man, and he brought me back this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Promissing to call and make payment</hi>)—he did not call—on the evening of 7th April I met him in the street and asked him who the drawer of the cheque was, Francis Morton—he said he was one of the firm of electrical engineers at Leadenhall Chambers, Gracechurch Street—he said he had had a great many cheques of Letts previously, and that they had always been good; that he should be receiving some more rent in the course of the week, and he would come round to me with the money and take the cheque—he said he would not Take the cheque from Letts until Letts had taken him to Morton's office and shown him that there was such a place and such a man—on 7th April I received this letter asking me to let the matter stand over till 5 next day, when I should have it without fail—I saw him from time to time after that; he promised payment but never paid—about four months afterwards I heard of something that had occurred with Mr. Guyott and Mr. Hicks—I went to Mrs. Morton, the prisoner's mother, but I never had the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. There was an office of Morton Brothers, the name was up on the door—I went to Elm Park Road, to a house that I understood was occupied by the Hon. Mrs. Morton—Mr. Guyott told me that he had been there, and he gave me the address, but I knew it previously through Mr. Hicks—Morris told me on 10th October that he had cashed the cheque for Letts, and that Letts had received, it with other cheques as commission for raising a loan for Morton Brothers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>. Just previous to the last hearing at the police-court I was offered my money, but I did not feel justified in taking it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-16" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-16" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-16" type="surname" value="SYRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-16" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SYRETT</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, employed by Mr. Bassett—I took a letter from him to Morris in April last year—I saw Morris; he took the note and looked at it—he said "I have had a good many from this man, and they have always proved very good."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-17" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-17" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-17" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-17" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HILL</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at Leadenhall Buildings, Gracechurch Street—it is a large building, let out in offices—Morton had offices there in the name of Morton Brothers, bank agents—I have seen his brother there, calling occasionally—the prisoner was the tenant; he was the only person we recognised—he had some clerks, not so many as 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. There may have been 11 persons in the office sometimes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>. He has been the tenant two years—</p>
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<p>the rent was always paid—we looked on him as a respectable tenant—I never saw Morris till I saw him at the police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-18" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-18" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-18" type="surname" value="TARGETT"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-18" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER TARGETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 29th October I arrested Morton on a warrant at 64, Elm Park Road, Chelsea—I read the warrant to him, and told him he would be charged with being concerned with Morris, who was in custody—he said "Have you got Letts?"—I said "No; his name is not on the warrant"—he said "Oh, I thought it was"—on Saturday afternoon, 5th November, I received a warrant for the arrest of Letts—I went to 33, Millbrook Road, Brixton, where he was residing—I could not find him, and I have not been able to find him since; I have made every endeavour to do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-19" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-19" type="surname" value="CLIFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLIFFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I apprehended Morris on 29th October at 22, Ennis Road, Finsbury Park—I read the warrant to him—he said "Have you got Morton and Letts?"—I said "No; we have a warrant; we are going to get Morton, but we have no warrant for Letts"—he said "Oh, he is the worst of the lot."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVOBY</hi>. I found Morris at his house—I don't know how long he had lived there; I knew nothing of him till I took him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-20" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-20" type="surname" value="PHELPS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-20" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT PHELPS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and am acting for Morton—I have received some letters from his friends—I handed copies of them to the solicitor for Morris—I produce the originals—among them is a letter dated 14th September, addressed to the Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Morton purporting to be written by Morris, and there are some letters from Morton to Morris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have represented Morris, but not in reference to this case—I have also represented Letts. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVOBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">read a number of these letters to the Jury, with a view to show that Morris had been imposed upon by Morton.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Morris received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t18860111-167-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-167-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-167-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-167-18860111 t18860111-167-punishment-1"/>
<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORTON</hi>
<rs id="t18860111-167-punishment-2" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-167-punishment-2" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-167-punishment-2" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-167-18860111 t18860111-167-punishment-2"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>168.
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<interp inst="def1-168-18860111" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-168-18860111" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="def1-168-18860111" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DIXON</hi> (23)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18860111-168-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-168-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-168-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18860111-168-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-168-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-168-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-22" type="surname" value="PHILPOTS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-22" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-168-offence-1 t18860111-name-22"/>Thomas Philpots</persName>, and stealing three coats and other articles</rs>.—
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<interp inst="t18860111-168-punishment-3" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-168-punishment-3" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-168-18860111 t18860111-168-punishment-3"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>169.
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<interp inst="def1-169-18860111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-169-18860111" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-169-18860111" type="surname" value="LANGFORD"/>
<interp inst="def1-169-18860111" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK LANG
<lb/>FORD</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18860111-169-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-169-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-169-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging and uttering orders for the payment of 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 85
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<rs id="t18860111-169-punishment-4" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-169-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-169-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-169-18860111 t18860111-169-punishment-4"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18860111-169-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-169-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>170.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GREENLAND</hi> (49)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18860111-170-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-170-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-170-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18860111-170-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-170-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to feloniously forging and uttering receipts to postal orders for 10
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</rs>;
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<interp inst="t18860111-170-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> the endorsement to an order for 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs>;
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<interp inst="t18860111-170-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing while employed in the Post Office a post packet containing a cheque-book</rs>;
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<interp inst="t18860111-170-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-170-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> a letter containing an order for 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-25" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-170-offence-4 t18860111-name-25"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18860111-170-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-170-18860111 t18860111-170-punishment-5"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>171.
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<interp inst="def1-171-18860111" type="age" value="22"/>
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<interp inst="def1-171-18860111" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD RICE</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860111-171-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-171-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing while employed in the Post Office two post letters, one contain
<lb/>ing postal orders for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and the other a piece of brass, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18860111-172-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing while employed in the Post Office a letter containing two half-crowns and 120 postage-stamps;
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<p>173.
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<interp inst="t18860111-173-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice within 10 days.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances to come up for judgement when called on.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18860111-174-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, Stealing while em
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-174-18860111 t18860111-174-punishment-9"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">"Tommy,</hi> will you go and get a quartern of gin in a bottle and get change," and gave me a florin—I took it to the Eagle public-house across the road and asked for the gin—the barmaid looked at it, and then Mr. Saddington looked at it, and said to me, "Look here, if you come in again with bad money I shall give you to the policeman, and have you locked up," and gave it me back—I went out to look for the prisoner, but could not find him, and threw the coin over into the ruins where the workhouse is.</p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-36" type="given" value="ERNEST CHARLES"/>ERNEST CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am 11 years old—on 22nd December I met the prisoner against a public-house in Bowling Green Lane—I had seen him before—he asked me to go to Mrs. Brown's and get a half-quartern of flour, and said to Mrs. Brown, "If you please, there is a man out
<lb/>side wants to change bad money," and handed the coin to her—she tried it against the box, and made a mark upon it and kept it—I then went out to look for the prisoner, but he was gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I knew it was bad, because I was with the other boy when he tried to do the same with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">"Tommy,</hi> go and get a quartern of gin in a bottle at Mr. Bruce's public-house," pointing it out, and gave me a florin—I went there and gave it in payment for the gin—Mr. Bruce came up to me and asked me who gave it me, and kept it—I went to look for the prisoner, but could not find him—he then took me to the station—before I went there the prisoner was brought in by two detectives.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEEL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector G</hi>). In consequence of a com
<lb/>munication I had from the last witness, I went to Goswell Road with another constable and saw the prisoner standing with his back to a lamp
<lb/>post on the opposite side of the road watching Mr. Bruce's shop; we rushed up and caught him; he commenced kicking and biting, and we had to carry him into a public-house—I searched him there and found this counterfeit florin and three quartern bottles of gin with Mr. Bruce's labels and two good shillings and four sixpences—the boy immediately identified him—I told him the charge—he said "All right"—Mr. Bruce identified the bottles as having recently been sold.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to Her Majesty's Mint—this coin uttered to Mrs. Brown is bad; it is a clear sign that the two coins that were thrown on the fire and which immediately melted were bad also—these two pieces broken by Mr. Bruce are also bad and from the same mould as Mrs. Brown's—these three coins found in Mr. Bruce's till, two dated 1878 and one 1873, are bad; the two dated 1878 are from the same mould as the one passed to Mrs. Brown, and the one of 1873 is from the same mould as the one found on the prisoner.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">After the case had commenced the prisoner stated that he wished to withdraw his plea of not guilty, and to plead guilty to indecently assaulting the two last-named children, upon which the Jury found him</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-177-18860111 t18860111-177-punishment-12"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>178.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WALLACE</hi> (19)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-178-18860111" type="defendantName">
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<interp inst="def2-178-18860111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DENERS</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860111-178-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-50" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-50" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-178-offence-1 t18860111-name-50"/>Richard Cook</persName> and stealing 1.
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROXHOLME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-51" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-51" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JACKSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 301). About 12.15 on the night of 5th December I was on duty in Paradise Street, Marylebone—in conse
<lb/>quence of cries I went into North Street, and saw the prosecutor lying on the pound surrounded by five or six young lads—I got within ten yards of him; he shouted out "Police, I have been assaulted and robbed"—I recognised Wallace as one of the lads; he was getting off the prosecutor when I came up—he was on the top of him—he got off the prosecutor and ran away—I chased him through North Street into Barlow Street, where I caught him and tool; him back to the prosecutor, and he said "That is one of the men concerned in robbing me, I will charge him"—I took him into custody—on the way to the station Deners came up and caught hold of Wallace's tunic, and said "
<hi rend="italic">Jim,</hi> you b—fool, don't go with him"—seeing another constable in the street I shouted out "Stop him!" and he ran away, and he was eventually caught by the constable—the prosecutor was a little excited; he was drunk, but knew what he was about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Deners.</hi> I saw you all in the street about a quarter of an hour before this took place—it was in North Street that you caught hold of Wallace—I can't recognise you as being with the others when the prosecutor was on the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-52" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAWRENCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi> 18). I was on duty on 5th Decem
<lb/>ber at 12.15, and saw Deners running from Little Barlow Street into Great Marylebone Street—he ran past me, and I heard some one say "Stop him"—I pursued him through several streets, and eventually stopped him in Beaumont Street—I took him to the station—the prose
<lb/>cutor was there, and identified him—he said "That is the man that was with the other one that knocked me down"—he said he had lost about 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he was intoxicated; he knew what he was about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Deners.</hi> I did not see you near the prosecutor—the prosecutor did not start fighting you at the station; he got up from his seat and the officer told him to sit down—he was very excited.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I searched Deners; I found nothing on him—three halfpence was found on Wallace.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-53" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-53" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COOK</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Little Marylebone Street—on Saturday, 5th December, about 12.15, I was walking up North Street, I was knocked down from behind; I did not see who did it—when on the ground I saw Deners; he hid his hand in my right-hand trousers pocket</p>
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<p>—I also saw Wallace there; he was on the top of me—I called out, the police came and took him off—Deners ran away before the constable came up—I am positive these are the two men—I was hurt on both sides and on my head, although the blow came from behind it caught me on the temple—I had about 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in my pocket—when I got to the station I had only 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I charged Wallace with assault and robbery—Deners was not there at first—I don't recollect seeing him—I had had a drop that night—I do not recollect anything that occurred before I was knocked down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wallace.</hi> I did not stand out in the middle of the pavement and say I would fight any number of militiamen like you—I did not knock you down—there was no fight or struggle—it was Deners that robbed me; not you—I was exasperated at the station—a good job I did not get hold of you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I had 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. when I started from home—I live not 100 yards from where this happened—I never saw the prisoners before to my knowledge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in their defence alleged that the prosecutor, being drunk, first assaulted them, and in the struggle they fell; they denied any robbery.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18860111-178-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-178-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-178-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>179.
<persName id="def1-179-18860111" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-179-18860111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-179-18860111" type="age" value="39"/>
<interp inst="def1-179-18860111" type="surname" value="BLACKABY"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EZRA BLACKABY</hi> (39)</persName>
<rs id="t18860111-179-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-179-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-179-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>, Unlawfully obtaining goods by false pretences within four months of his bankruptcy.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-55" type="surname" value="AVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-55" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-56" type="surname" value="STAGEY"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-56" type="given" value="HENRY ALFRED"/>HENRY ALFRED STAGEY</persName> </hi>. I am Superintendent of Records in the Bankruptcy division of the High Court of Justice—I produce the file of pro
<lb/>ceedings in the bankruptcy of Ezra Blackaby—the petition was presented against him on 27th February, 1885—Mr. Klotgen was the petitioning creditor, he was adjudicated bankrupt on 29th April—the public examina
<lb/>tion was fixed for 3rd June—he did not surrender—the matter was adjourned
<hi rend="italic">sine die</hi>—there was a private examination on 12th May—the transcript of the notes then taken are on the file—in the statement of affairs the prisoner returns his liabilities at 1,057
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. all unsecured, and the assets 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—an order was made for substituted service, on the ground that the prisoner could not be found; he is described as of 64 and 65, Bread Street, Cheapside, trading as a trimming seller, trading as Ezra Blackaby and Co.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Three of the debts were contracted in 1882 and one in 1880.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-57" type="surname" value="SNELL"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-57" type="given" value="GEORGE BLAGRAVE"/>GEORGE BLAGRAVE SNELL</persName> </hi>. I am one of the official shorthand writers in Bankruptcy—I took a short hand note of the defendant's examination on 12th May last—the transcript of my notes now on the file is correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-58" type="surname" value="KLOTGEN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN HUGO"/>WILLIAM JOHN HUGO KLOTGEN</persName> </hi>. I am a commission merchant of 16, Watling Street—I have known the prisoner some years—I knew him for a number of years before he started in business for himself in July, 1884—soon after that I supplied him with goods—on 27th October he owed me money for goods supplied shortly before that—I had a conversa
<lb/>tion with him in my office; he wanted more goods; I said "I have never yet asked you what money you had when you started in business;" he said that he had either 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 300
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when he started, and that he expected 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more, in which case he would be able to pay cash for all that he bought—on 26th and 27th October I supplied him with 382 1/2 down of</p>
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<p>feather trimming at 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 0 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per dozen yards, amounting to 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I got this receipt for the delivery of the goods signed by a man in his service named Hunt—on 22nd November I supplied him with a further quantity of 336 1/2 dozen of feather trimming, of which two dozen were allowed as short—they were invoiced to him at 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. per dozen yards, amounting to 162
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this delivery receipt was signed by his traveller Gatti—the prisoner first had samples of the goods; both the price and the quantity were then fixed, a day or two before delivery—this memorandum dated October 27th has reference to the goods I sold on that day. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Gentlemen, have sold the feather trimming, kindly deliver the same to
<lb/>night.") This other memorandum is dated November 21st, 1884. "Gentlemen, I have sold the 262 pieces of marabout trimming; please send them in this morning, as I have to deliver them in the afternoon; if you can possibly give me a turn in the price please do so"—that refers to the goods supplied on the 21st at 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prices were marked at that time—a day or two after 22nd November he came and said that his customer objected to the quality of the goods as not up to sample—I asked who his customer was; he declined to tell me—I said "What kind of a firm is it?"—he replied "A good suburban house"—a day or two afterwards he brought back 22 of the pieces he said his customer objected to—I went through them with him and compared them minutely with the sample, and we found that they were fully and fairly up to sample—I said "Your customer has no right to make a claim, and I myself cannot make a claim on the goods upon any one"—he said that his customer had no right to make a claim, and that he would settle the matter with him; and he took them back—a day or two afterwards he sent me this memorandum (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he had persuaded his customer to take the lot</hi>)—that was the last I heard of it—in addition to those two parcels I supplied other goods between that time and January, 1885—ultimately, on 27th February, I presented a bankruptcy petition against him, that was after I had obtained judgment for one month's account, amounting to about 170
<hi rend="italic">l.;</hi> at that time he owed me about 367
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. including these two amounts; they have never been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am a German by birth—I have been in this country 17 years—I have known you about 15 years—I was an agent in Friday Street, in partnership—I knew you then in a large firm, and considered you a respectable young man—I knew you with other highly respectable firms—I looked upon you as a man who knew his business well—I did not tell you in August, 1883, to come to my warehouse, and that my object was to start you in business—you never asked me to lend you 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I would not have lent you money—if I had thought you wanted money I would not have let you have my goods—the end of November was the fag end of the season—the goods you bought were not bad or inferior and under sample.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-59" type="surname" value="ENTHORPE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-59" type="given" value="HERMAN LOUIS"/>HERMAN LOUIS ENTHORPE</persName> </hi>. I carry on business with Mr. Sadleir as commission merchants, in Hamsell Street, City—I know the prisoner—on 26th November I sold him a quantity of beading gimp (prior to that day I had given him some samples)—he said he had sold the goods and he wanted us to send them in immediately—we arranged to allow him 17 1/2 percent., that brought the net price of the parcel to 93
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this is a copy of the invoice that was sent to him—he said he had sold them to Mr. Owen, of Westbourne Grove, and he asked me to date them for
<lb/>ward,</p>
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<p>as he had to date his goods forward, and we agreed to it, and dated them 20th December—he has not paid us anything on account of those goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a German by birth—I understood your con
<lb/>nection to be principally with mantle houses—it is the custom at that time of the year to date forward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-60" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-60" type="surname" value="SADLEIR"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-60" type="given" value="DIGBY"/>DIGBY SADLEIR</persName> </hi>. I am partner with Mr. Enthorpe—I supplied the prisoner with the samples of this gimp—I saw him on 26th November, and had some conversation with him about the price, and ultimately I agreed to take 17 1/2 per cent, discount off the invoice, which brought the price to 93
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Your room was a very small one—I asked you for references and you referred to Mr. Klotgen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-61" type="surname" value="HEPENSTALL"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-61" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HEPENSTALL</persName> </hi>. I am buyer to Mr. William Owen, 12, West-bourne Grove—I know the prisoner's traveller, Gatti—he called on me at the end of November and showed me some boxes of feather trimming—he afterwards sent 334 yards of feather trimming, which I bought at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a dozen—on 26th November he handed me this invoice—it exactly corresponds with the description in Mr. Enthorpe's invoice—I have not the slightest doubt they are the same goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been a buyer about 12 years—I made Gatti an offer for these goods—I don't remember seeing the invoice; it was about 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I told your traveller when he called on 22nd November that they were not up to sample—I came to prisoner's warehouse about it—I saw the size of it—I concluded that it was not big enough to contain the parcel of goods—you took some of the boxes away—you Drought them back and tried to convince me that they were up to sample—I said they were there at the prisoner's risk, because I had not signed for them—you saw me once or twice after you sold me the goods—I told you to take them back, that they were not good enough for me—I can swear they were not up to sample—I did not know that you wanted money—you did not say that you sold them at that price to avoid bankruptcy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner asked me if that was the best price I could afford, and I said yes, and I should expect them fully up to sample if I kept them—when they were delivered they were not up to sample—he had agreed to take 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. This was a job lot—I did not consider them worth 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I should consider them very dear at that price, I should not have entertained it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-62" type="surname" value="FREESTONE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-62" type="given" value="EDWARD WASON"/>EDWARD WASON FREESTONE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk and cashier to Mr. Owen—I made out this cheque for 52
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., crossed it, and sent it to the prisoner through the post—I made it out from the statement after the invoice was passed—I checked the statement with the invoice—it was for the feather trimming—I got back a receipt by the prisoner—on 28th November I made out this cheque for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the gimp after discount had been deducted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-63" type="surname" value="PARTRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM WALTER"/>WILLIAM WALTER PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Hare, Partridge, and Co., of Falcon Street—on 28th October, 1884, I purchased of the prisoner 412 yards of feather trimming at 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a dozen, amount
<lb/>ing to 122
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the invoice is for 134
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but some of the goods not being equal to sample were returned—I paid him a cheque on the 28th for 122
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this is his receipt.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know who they came from—I have been many years in the trimming trade.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-64" type="surname" value="GATTI"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-64" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GATTI</persName> </hi>. In October and November, 1884, I was in the prisoner's employ as traveller—in October I took some sample boxes of feather trimming to Hare and Co.—they were given to me by the prisoner to sell the bulk—he had not got the bulk in his possession—I got an offer from Hare and Co. of 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a dozen—I went and reported that to the prisoner, and he went with me next day and accepted the offer—our intention when we went was to see if we could not get 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I went out with the samples with the idea of getting 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I could not say positively if he gave me instructions as to the price before I started; I wanted the best price I could get; I believe he instructed me 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I believe after accepting the 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. the goods first of all came to the prisoner; they came from Mr. Klotgen—in November, 1884, I took some patterns of feather trimming to Mr. Owen; the prisoner gave me the patterns; he had not the bulk in his possession—Mr. Owen said the best price he could give was 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d.;</hi> I reported that to the prisoner, and he went and concluded the bargain with Mr. Owen—I had been instructed to ask 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I asked Mr. Hepenstall 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he said his best price would be 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I fetched the goods in a van from Mr. Klotgen's and delivered them at Mr. Owen's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Hepenstall complained that they were not up to sample—Mr. Partridge said some of his parcel was bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The parts of the prisoner's examination in bankruptcy were read.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have a complete answer to all these charges enumerated against me. I beg to reserve my defence. I will call my witnesses at my trial."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KLOTGEN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the Prisoner</hi>). You asked me at the Mansion House whether you had been in a lunatic asylum for eight months.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury stated that there was great laxity in the purchasing of the goods.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-179-18860111 t18860111-179-punishment-13"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-120-offence-1 t18860111-name-66"/>Alfred Jacob</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-67" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-67" type="given" value="MONTAGUE"/>MR. MONTAGUE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The alleged libel was contained in a letter written by the defendant to the prosecutor.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there being no publicity given to it the doctrine of privilege applied to such a communication.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of that opinion and directed the Jury to find a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED JACOB</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-121-offence-1 t18860111-name-69"/>Albert Samuel</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<rs id="t18860111-121-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-121-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<hi rend="italic">In this case the alleged libel was contained in a letter from this defendant to the prosecutor in the last case, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that the same rule applied, and directed a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY IVESON</hi> (33)</persName>
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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>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-71" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-71" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-71" type="given" value="ROSA"/>ROSA PAYNE</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a beerhouse; we live at 43, "Whatney</p>
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<p>Street—on December 11th, between 7 and 8 p.m., a man came in, and in about three minutes the prisoner followed him, and said something to him in a low tone, but he took no notice of her—he had half a pint of fourpenny ale, and paid with this sixpence—I said "This sixpence is bad"—he gave me a shilling; I gave him 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he went out first, and the prisoner followed him in about two minutes—I went outside, and saw her join a man—I communicated with the police—I watched all three of them for ten minutes—Johnson was one of the men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I believe you paid with a penny, not two halfpence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-72" type="surname" value="BATEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-72" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BATEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 318). On 11th December, about 8 p.m., I watched a man named Johnson; he was taken before a Magistrate, remanded, and discharged—I saw another man with him and the prisoner—the last witness gave me information, and I watched them coming from her house—they passed me, and I followed them to the corner of Hungerford Street, where the prisoner gave the other man, not Johnson, something, and he went away, and returned in seven or eight minutes, and gave her something, and she lifted up the front of her dress and put it down again—she then gave something to Johnson, who went away, and returned, and they walked together to the corner of Buross Street, and stood opposite Bell's, the confectioner's—the man who is not in custody returned, and I saw a constable speak to him, and we went over the road together—the man not in custody ran directly he caught sight of us—Vokes, who was with me, is ill, and not able to come here—I took Johnson, and Vokes took the prisoner, and as we got to the kerb the prisoner said
<hi rend="italic">"Cop,</hi>" and placed her hand to her mouth—
<hi rend="italic">cop</hi> means "Look out"—Vokes tried to catch her hand, but she held her breath, and something went down her throat—she had that muffler round her neck—I found on her a counterfeit shilling, the sixpence which had been tendered to Mrs. Payne and marked by her, a good shilling, seven good sixpences, a threepenny piece, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, a box of pills, a postage stamp, two pieces of cheese in separate papers, and a packet of foreign black stuff which blackens money—the third man ran away—both prisoners were violent—I saw the packet taken from under her dress.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you give Johnson something—I did not see you stoop in Commercial Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BULLOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). The prisoner and Johnson were brought to the station in custody—the prisoner was waiting for the female searcher; I saw that she was fidgety, and said "What have you in your hands?"—she said "Nothing"—I tried her right hand, there was nothing in it—I tried her left and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bad coin—she pulled up the skirt of her dress and handed me a bag—I emptied it on the table, and found 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, a packet of powder, a box of pills, and some stamps—Vokes is ill with bronchitis.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-74" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am examiner of coins to Her Majesty's Mint—this shilling and sixpence are counterfeit—I think this powder is a species of lamp black; it is of Swedish manufacture—it can be used to rub over coins to give them tone—the coins are wrapped in paper, and as each is taken out it is rubbed with a rag which is wetted by the mouth to make the powder adhere.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her statement before the Magistrate and in her defence, said</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">that she picked up the powder, the pills, and the coins, and told the inspector so, and was asking Johnson to sell some flowers for her when they were taken.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-75" type="surname" value="BULLOOK"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BULLOOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I am certain she did not tell me she picked the coins up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-76" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-76" type="given" value="ROSA"/>ROSA PAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner had half-a-pint of ale independent of the man; she paid with a penny, I believe, and he with a shilling—I am quite certain that this sixpence found on the prisoner is the sixpence I returned to the man; I know it by this nail mark across it; I noticed that before it was bent in the tester and again afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-122-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. **—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-122-18860111 t18860111-122-punishment-14"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>123.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH ALLEN</hi> (24)</persName> and
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<lb/>fully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-79" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am a dairyman, of 29, Queen Street, Edgware Road—on 9th December, about 5.45, I served Smith with a penny egg; he gave me a shilling, I put it in the till, and gave him sixpence and five coppers—Sellers came in directly afterwards, and I looked at the shilling and found it was bad—Sellers went after the prisoners and brought them back, and I charged them—I had not seen Allen—I am sure this is the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-80" type="surname" value="BRAGG"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRAGG</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 104, Seymour Place—on 9th December, a little before 6 o'clock, I served Smith with half an ounce of tobacco—he put down a shilling; I put it in the till, and soon afterwards a policeman came in, and in consequence of what he said I looked in the till and found it was bad—there was no other shilling there, only sixpences and coppers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-81" type="surname" value="SELLERS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-81" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SELLERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 141). On the evening of 9th December, about 5.30, I was on duty in Crawford Street, Edgware Road, in plain clothes, and saw the prisoners with another man and followed them—Smith went into Mr. Bragg's shop and bought some tobacco—he came out and joined Allen and the other man, who were standing about 50 yards from the shop, and handed something to Allen; they went to 39, Queen Street—Smith went in, and came out and joined them again, and handed something to Allen—I then went into Hughes's shop, who handed me this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and into Bragg's shop, and this other shilling was handed to me, and in consequence of what Hughes said I followed them again; they were all three together; they went to the corner of George Street and I entered Mr. Humphrey's shop, and asked him to assist me—he and a man named Plunkett came out with me; Smith was then gone—I then took Parker, the other man, in custody, and Humphreys and Plunkett took Allen—when we had gone about six yards Smith came up and I took him—I then had one in each hand; a struggle took place and Parker got away—on the way to the station I heard two separate shillings drop from Allen—Mr. Plunkett got a match and found these two shillings—I searched the prisoners, and found on Allen 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and three packets of tobacco, one of which bore the name of the Argyle Restaurant and another of Boswell, a public-house in Oxford Street—I found on Smith a packet of tobacco and a pennyworth of snuff; there was no name on the packet—Parker has since been given in custody on another charge, and is here to take his trial. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I looked round this spot, but could find nothing—you gave me your right address—it was between the time that Mr. Plunkett left your arm and the constable taking hold of you that you dropped the coins—there were several persons round the spot at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> You were not coming round the corner when I took you—you did not fall off the kerb—I got you on your back in the struggle—you were coming round to join these men when I took you—I passed you when you were in Mr. Briggs's shop buying some tobacco, but I didn't know then you were uttering counterfeit coin, but when you left Queen Street I thought you were, and took you—no money was found on you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-82" type="surname" value="PLUNKETT"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-82" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD PLUNKETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Coleherne Road, Earl's Court, and am an assistant to the official agent to the Exhibition—on 9th December I was in Mr. Humphreys' shop—the detective came in, and in conse
<lb/>quence of what he said I and Humphreys went and assisted him in taking Allen—Humphreys afterwards left me to go and assist in taking another man—I then went across the road with Allen and met a constable, and asked him to take him in custody—as I went to the constable I heard something jingle on the stones in the gutter, and lit a match and found these two shillings there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I first saw White when I turned round and saw him struggling with Sellers before I crossed the road—between the time of my leaving go of you and giving you to the constable I heard the shillings drop—I looked on the ground with the constable and could see nothing; he did not wait a minute, it was so dark, so I lit a light and found two shillings—I did not see any lamp on the opposite side of the road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The two shillings were just by the place where I handed over Allen to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-83" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am a silversmith, of 52, Seymour Street—what the last witness has said is correct—I had hold of Allen's right hand—he had a small ticket-pocket on the right side of his coat, and was fumbling in it—I said, "Keep your hand out of there, old man"—he said, "I only want to get my pipe"—I said, "Well, get your pipe"—he got it and put it in his mouth—I had hold of his coat sleeve—he still fumbled about there, and I said, "I wish you would keep your hand down, I won't let you put it there again"—at the cor✗ner of Nutford Place I heard Sellers shouting, and turned round and saw him on the ground with two men—the first man, or rather boy, got away, and I said to a man who was passing, "Take hold of this man's arm, he is in custody"—he did so in a very casual way—I ran to Sellers's assistance, and saw the other man run away—I then assisted to arrest the one on the ground, but he was very violent although he had the use of only one arm—we got him on his legs and walked him up the street after the other prisoner—when we had got about 60 yards I said to Sellers, "There is money dropping"—I did not then know what they were arrested for—I saw Plunkett give Allen into the custody of another constable just before that—we looked about the ground, but it being dark we could see nothing, but Mr. Plunkett remained behind and got a light, and came on afterwards and brought two shillings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D R</hi> 25). About 6 p.m. on 9th Decem
<lb/>ber I was in Seymour Place, and Plunkett gave Allen into my custody—</p>
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<p>as I took hold of his left hand I heard a sound as of two separate coins falling from his right hand on to the stones—they were afterwards picked up by Plunkett.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I did not look for them because I had hold of you, and it was impossible to see them without a light; it was very dark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-85" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coins to Her Majesty's Mint—these four coins are all bad and from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners Statements before the Magistrate. Allen says:</hi> "I never passed any bad money. When the constable said I dropped something they searched the spot where I was standing and found nothing."
<hi rend="italic">Smith says:</hi> "When I came out of the shop I walked to the corner of the street. I was in the act of turning the corner when I saw the detective coming round with two men in custody. I was walking by the detective when he said, 'I will charge you with uttering.' I was standing on the kerb, and I slipped off into the road. I was taken to the station and searched; no coppers were found on me. I had never seen the other men in my life."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners repeated the same statements in their defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-86" type="surname" value="SELLERS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SELLERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It was three-quarters of an hour between the time of the man passing the coin at Bragg's and my going there—I saw these men together about half an hour before they were apprehended.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-123-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-123-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18860111-123-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18860111-123-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-123-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>124.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK PARKER</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860111-124-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-88" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MELTON</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the White Horse Tavern, Long Acre—on 31st August, about 9 p.m., the prisoner came there and my wife served him with half an ounce of tobacco—he gave her a half-crown—she passed it to me—I tested it, found it was bad, and said "Who gave you this?"—he 'said "A man"—I said "What man, do you know him?"—he said "No"—I said "You don't know him?"—he said "No"—I said "Where is he?"—he said "Just outside"—I jumped over the bar, seized the prisoner, and sent for a policeman—when he came we went outside but could see no one—I then gave him in charge—he was remanded at Bow Street Police-station and subsequently discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). On the evening of 31st August I went to the White Horse public-house, Long Acre, where the prisoner was detained by Mr. Melton—I said "You will be charged with utttering this half-crown, knowing it to be counterfeit"—he said "A man outside, who was standing in Neale Street gave it to me, and asked me to come in and get half an ounce of tobacco for him"—I left him with another constable who came up and went into Neale Street, but could see no one, and said to the prisoner, "There is no man there"—he made no answer—I took him to the station, where he was charged with uttering this half-crown—he gave his name "Henry Johnson."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-90" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-90" type="surname" value="PAXAMOS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-90" type="given" value="POLIXENE"/>POLIXENE PAXAMOS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King's Head, Little Queen Street—on 10th December, about 6 p.m., the prisoner came in and asked for a pint of four ale in a can, price threepence, and put down a half-crown—I gave him the change and he left—after he had gone I looked</p>
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<p>at it and found it was bad, and put it on the side of the till, and showed it to Mr. Sharpe—I had kept it in my hand all the time—on the following Saturday, December 12th, about 4.30, the prisoner came in again and asked for a pint of four ale in a can—I immediately recog
<lb/>nised him—my master came in at that moment and detained him—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the two coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not give you in charge on Friday; I waited to see if you gave me another.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-91" type="surname" value="SHARPE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-91" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SHARPE</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Head, Little Queen Street—on 12th December I saw the prisoner there and heard him ask for a pint of ale and put down this half-crown—I saw the barmaid look at it—I examined it and found it was bad—I said to the prisoner "What do you want?"—he said "A pint of ale in a can"—I said "I shall detain you"—he said nothing—I gave the two coins to the constable—the first one was in the bar on the dummy where we kept the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-92" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC DOWDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 198). I was called to Mr. Sharpe's shop on 12th December about 4.30 p.m., and saw the prisoner standing at the bar—I told him he would be charged with uttering two bad half-crowns—he made no reply—I searched him there, but only found this good shilling and this letter from
<hi rend="italic">Conny</hi> Smith in the House of Deten
<lb/>tion—this is the envelope; it is addressed in the name of Andrews—I know nothing of the writer of that letter—the prisoner made no answer either when he was charged or at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-93" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-93" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SELLERS</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner on Wednesday, 9th December—he is the man who was in the company of the two men who were tried in the last case, who ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-94" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three half-crowns are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> These are the three coins I had.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-124-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-124-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18860111-124-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-124-18860111 t18860111-124-punishment-17"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>125.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN BROWN</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860111-125-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-96" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-96" type="surname" value="DWELLY"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-96" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA DWELLY</persName> </hi>. I manage a sewing machine shop at 366, Oxford Street, kept by Mr. Coleman—on 7th December I sold the prisoner a sixpenny bottle of oil; I do not know with what coin she paid, but at the end of the week I found I had a bad half-crown—each day's takings are kept in separate parcels—she came a✗gain on 11th December for a sixpenny bottle of oil, and gave me a half-crown—I gave her a florin change, and she left—I put the half-crown on a desk, I had no other money there, and in the evening I found it was bad, and gave information to a constable next morning, Saturday, the 12th—on 21st December the prisoner came again for a sixpenny bottle of oil, and gave me a half-crown—I sent for a constable and gave her in custody—I then told her she had been there three times, and I had received three bad half-crowns, and I charged her with two—she made no answer—I gave the two coins to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-97" type="surname" value="PATERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PATERSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 89). The prisoner was given into my charge on 21st December—she said nothing—I asked her address—she said, "I have none"—I said, "Where did you sleep last night?"—</p>
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<p>she said "Nowhere"—the third half-crown was brought next morning, that was passed on the 7th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three half-crowns are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was never in the shop till the 21st, when I was given in charge. I did not know the half-crown was bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18860111-125-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18860111-125-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-125-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-125-18860111 t18860111-125-punishment-18"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>126.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR CORTYEN</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860111-126-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-100" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-100" type="surname" value="HALE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-100" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE HALE</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Cleopatra public-house, Beaufort Buildings, Strand—on 19th December, in the evening, I served the prisoner with half a pint of ale, twopennyworth of bread and cheese, and a stick of celery—they came to 5d.—he handed me a half-crown—I felt it and said, "I think this is a bad one"—he said, "I don't think it is"—I showed it to the barman, who confirmed me—the prisoner said, "Give it to me back"—I did so, as I knew him as a customer, and he gave me a good one from his purse—I gave him the change, and he left with the goods—this is the half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-101" type="surname" value="WARE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-101" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WARE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 10). On 19th December I received information, and about 8.30 p.m. went to a tailor's shop, 99, Strand, where the prisoner was employed as a porter, and found him there—I said, "I have reason to believe you tendered a bad half-crown in pay
<lb/>ment for some refreshment at the Cleopatra public-house to-night"—he said "Yes," taking it out of his pocket and handing it to me—I said, "Have you any more about you?"—he said "No"—I searched him, and in a purse with some good money I found a second half-crown—the one identified by Hale, and which I found in his purse, was dated 1874, and the one he handed to me was 1880—I said, "How do you account for this?"—he said, "I had better tell you all about it"—I said, "I had better tell you that whatever you say may be used against you"—he said, "I will tell you all about it; I bought them of a man in Crown Street last night"—I said, "What did you pay for them?"—he said, "Sixpence each"—I said, "Do you know the man?"—he said, "No, I was introduced to him by a lad named Johnny Anderson"—I took him to the station—he said that Anderson called a man from a public-house in Crown Street, and got the coins from him—he made the same state
<lb/>ment at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-102" type="surname" value="HILLMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-102" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY HILLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Carlish, a tailor, of 99, Strand—the prisoner was a porter there—on 19th December I sent him to the Cleopatra for twopennyworth of bread and cheese, half a pint of ale, and a portion of celery, and gave him a good shilling to pay for it—he brought me back a sixpence and a penny change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-103" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I bought the two half-crowns, but not with the intention of changing them. I meant to make a present of them."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He repeated this statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his own recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>127.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MORRIS</hi> (55)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860111-127-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice on the same day.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-105" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COX</persName> </hi>. On 28th December, about 3 o'clock, I was barman at the Seven Stars, Whitechapel, and served the prisoner with some rum—he gave me a sixpence; I broke it clean up in the tester, showed it to Miss Hewitt, who is employed there, and returned it to the prisoner, who gave me a good sixpence—it was greasy—he came back about 7.30, when Miss Hewitt served him, but I saw him there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-106" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-106" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA HEWITT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Seven Stars—on 28th December, about 3.30, I saw the prisoner there, and Cox showed me a bent sixpence—the prisoner left, and returned about 8 p.m.—I recognised him, and served him with half a quartern of rum, price 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling—I told him it was bad—he said "Give it to me back, and I will give you some coppers"—I did not give it back—I called the manager, who sent for a constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-107" type="surname" value="ALLUM"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-107" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ALLUM</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Seven Stars Tavern—on 28th December, about 8 o'clock, the prisoner came in—the last witness gave me a bad shilling, and I said to the prisoner "This is a bad one, have you any more?"—he said "I did not know it was bad, give it to me back, and I will pay with this, "showing about fourpence or fivepence in copper—the liquor had been drawn, but not given to him—I sent for a policeman—I said "You were here this afternoon and tendered a bad sixpence, you have now tendered a bad shilling, and I shall gave you in charge"—he said "I did not know it"—this is the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-108" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BULLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 404). On 28th December I was called to the Seven Stars, and the manager gave the prisoner in charge—he said "I did not know it was bad"—I found six pennies on him—next morning he showed me a good sixpence, which he said he had found in a hole of his coat where the lining was torn—he put it in his pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence denied knowing that the shilling was bad.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-127-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-127-18860111 t18860111-127-punishment-20"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-128-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a security for 10
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-128-offence-1 t18860111-name-111"/>Mary Davies</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-112" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Davies, but I have not lived with him for some time—I have lived with the prisoner; but during the last six months I have not lived with him, but I have seen him occasionally—about 9.30 on 2nd November he came to my house—I had cheques for 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I said to him "I wish to go to the Birk
<lb/>beck Bank," where I have an account "to pay in these to my account"—he said "Shall I go with you?"—I said "Yes, if you like"—he went with me—I handed in the two cheques and 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—we went home together, and when there he said "You are often ill; suppose I show you how to draw up one of these cheques"—I said "Oh, some other</p>
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<p>time will do"—he said "I will show you how to draw it up"—I said "If you like"—he drew up this paper, and said "What shall I say you wish to draw, 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., or 10
<hi rend="italic">l.?</hi>"—"Well, say 10
<hi rend="italic">l.,</hi>" I said, "any
<lb/>thing you like"—he made it out for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and said "Suppose you sign it now"—I said it was not necessary—he said "Let me see you do it"—I signed it and put it in my desk—I did not know but what it was still there till 1st December, when the prisoner came to my house much the worse for drink—I told him he should not stay—I saw his coat hanging up behind my kitchen door with papers sticking out of it—I said "I believe you have been tampering with my papers"—he said "I would not do such a thing, you have been far too good a little woman to me"—I said "Shall I live till Monday morning I will go to the Bank"—I went to the bank on Monday morning, and in consequence of what I heard there I went to the police-office next morning—I then went with Atkinson to the bank, where I saw three cheques, and I recognised this one as the one I wrote and which the prisoner stole from my desk—I returned, looked in my desk, the cheque was gone—the prisoner came to my house two or three times—I do not think he was alone in my room; he may have gone in; it was my breakfast-room—I saw nothing more of him till he was in custody—the cheque was not dated nor stamped when I wrote the signature; the prisoner must have added that—I wrote nothing but the signature; it was all the prisoner's—I authorised him to write it all except the signature.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You went to the bank because you understand business better than I do—I did not ask you to go—you said "Shall I go?"—you had accompanied me there on former occasions—you have conducted my business at the bank—you accompanied me on this day because I had a small account in the bank, and I wanted to pay cheques in and to transfer an account from a Bristol bank, and I wanted you to explain it—I swear you wrote out this cheque on 2nd November after returning from the bank—I did not sign a letter to the Bristol Permanent Building Society on that date—you wrote out no more cheques on that date—there is no other blank cheque in my box—I was not in the habit of keeping papers in my desk downstairs—I placed that there because I knew I should not require it—I put it in my box and thought nothing of it—I had my bank-book on the table when the cheque was made out—you left the cheque ready for me to stamp and date whenever I wished to draw money—I did not practise signing my name before I signed this cheque—you kept away from the house from the 6th November; you were always drunk—I asked you where you got money, and you said you had been voting, and had got 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—you stayed one night in my house because I could not get you out—I sent round to your landlady saying I wished to see you at 5 o'clock—you failed to appear, but called to see me two or three days afterwards—I sent out word I would meet you; I had my collars with me to take to the dressers—we went into a public-house then—I never promised you 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we were together in a business which was purchased for 85
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we sold it for nearly 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I opened my account at the Birkbeck seven years ago—I have had no cheque-book, and have drawn no money out by cheque—it was a deposit account.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-113" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-113" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Birkbeck Bank—Mrs. Davies</p>
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<p>had a deposit account there—I see I paid this cheque dated 7th Novem
<lb/>ber—I cannot remember who brought it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY THORNTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Hilton Terrace, Fulham Road—I know the prisoner to speak to—on 7th November I went to have a glass of beer about 9.30, and met him—he said he was going to town, and that we would go together—my business was in Oxford Street, his in Chancery Lane—I went with him into the Birkbeck Bank, where he presented a piece of paper and drew some money—I believe he said it was his sister-in-law's cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had no conversation about going to town the previous evening, it was arranged the same morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-115" type="given" value="AMOS"/>AMOS ATKINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I went to Liverpool, where I found the prisoner in custody—I said, "You will be charged with stealing a cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of Mrs. Davies, and uttering the same on the 6th or 7th of last month"—he made no reply—I said he would be charged further with uttering two cheques for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on or about the 23rd and 30th of last month—he made no reply—I brought him to London—on the way he said, "Did you say I should be charged with stealing the cheque?"—I said "Yes"—he said, "That is wrong, I did not steal it; she has been a good little woman to me, and I will speak the truth; I forged three cheques and passed them at the bank; I will not try to put the blame on any one else's shoulders; it was all through the drink, and I must have been out of my mind to do so to her; she has always been a good little woman to me"—at the police-court he begged of her not to charge him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he had lived in adultery with the prosecutrix, and that he had left her under an agreement that the should pay him 50l., and that this cheque was given him as a part of that.</hi> </p>
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<p>129.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH RUSSELL</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-117" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DAVIES</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated her evidence in the former case and added:</hi> I never filled up this cheque, nor put the signature nor date.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I swear this is not my signature—I have never authorised you to use my name unless when you have written when I have been ill—I always signed letters to my bankers—I said before the Magistrate I did not know till two months prior to 7th December that you had used my name—we took a public-house together, and you passed as my cousin, George Davies.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-118" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am paying-in cashier at the Birkbeck Bank—Mrs. Davies had an account there—this cheque of 23rd November has passed through our bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-119" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK MALCOLM</persName> </hi>. I am cashier in the country department of the Birkbeck Bank—this cheque of 23rd November has been cashed at the bank, and has my cancelling—I cannot remember to whom I paid it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-120" type="given" value="AMOS"/>AMOS ATKINSON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated his evidence in the former case.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that this cheque he was authorised to draw when he wanted it, as the second portion of the money due to him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the relations between the parties.—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-122" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Magrath</persName> </rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-130-18860111 t18860111-130-punishment-22"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-131-offence-1 t18860111-name-124"/>Decorative Mirror Company, Limited</persName>, and obtaining the same goods by false pre
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Denman.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceCrimeDate" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-133-offence-1 t18860111-cd-1"/>December 5th</rs> a letter to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-133-offence-1 t18860111-name-129"/>His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales</persName> demanding money with menaces, without any reasonable or probable cause.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">at</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the request of the Court, appeared for the Prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">After</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">had opened the case,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-132" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—on 22nd November I was living with my mother, Mrs. Hall, at 1, Liddiard Road—my husband had been away from me for about six months—on 22nd November, about 10.50 p.m., I went out for the purpose of getting some milk and beer—I went for the milk more especially for the baby—I had two jugs in my hand—I had parted from my husband that night on very good terms, but he had expressed a wish that I shouldn't come out again that night, and I said I would not, but I did to fetch the beer and the milk—after I had got the jugs filled and was returning from the Whittington public-house, as I turned the corner I saw my husband—I did not see where he came from—I went up to him—he said "I thought you was not coming out again"—I said "I had to come out"—he said "I am afraid you are deceiving me"—I said "I am not"—we were standing still when that was said; we then went on—our house is in the brickfields, which I had to cross—he continued to walk with me there—he seemed suspicious of me, and said he thought I had been talking to a man at the Whittington—I said "I have just left Mrs. Cashbold at the Whittington"—we con
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<p>fell down, and I think I then lost my senses—I don't know what he struck me with afterwards—I next remembered my mother coming and taking me to 1, Liddiard Road—I was within hearing of her—I remem
<lb/>ber screaming to her before she came—before he struck me he said "If I thought you were deceiving me I would do for myself and you too"—I was taken from my mother's house the same night to the Great Northern Hospital, and remained there three weeks as an in-patient, suffering from the injuries I had received.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have been a very affectionate couple—when he struck me and I fell down the jugs fell from my hand; one was broken and one was not—they were both pint jugs—there were a lot of broken bricks lying about there—when I met my husband I told him he had been drinking—he seemed to be rather under the influence of drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-133" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a widow; the last witness is my daughter—on 22nd November last she was living with me at 1, Liddiard Road, Archway Road, Highgate—on that day between 1 and 2, as we were going to see a little girl at the hospital, I saw the prisoner standing near the Railway Tavern—on that same night, about 10 minutes to 11, she went out with the prisoner—I gave her two jugs; they were then on friendly terms for anything I know—she went to fetch some milk for the baby—some time after she had gone, when it was quite time she was back again, I heard a noise as of dogs barking or a man shouting, which attracted my attention—I went into the brickfield, and heard my daughter's voice, and went towards the place, which took a very little time—I saw her lying on the ground, and the prisoner either kneeling down or stooping down close to her, and I heard her say, "He is killing me," or something to that effect—I said "Oh, you villain; it is you, is it?"—he said "Yes, it is me, and I will serve you the same," and ran towards me—I ran away, and called "Police"—the prisoner turned and went Highgate Hill direction—my daughter was still lying on the ground covered with blood, which was streaming from the head down the side—I assisted her home, and afterwards got a cab, and took her to the Great Northern Hospital—I then saw the police, and they went and saw her in the hospital—I saw a white hat and jug near the place where my daughter was lying, but took no heed of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw a broken jug lying alongside of her—I can't remember whether I told the Magistrate about her saying "He is killing me," nor did I say that he said "I will serve you the same"—I did not wish to say it, but I was told I must.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi> 24). At half-past 2 on the morning of November 23rd I went to 1, Liddiard Road, Islington, and into the brickfield where Mrs. Hall's house stands—about 40 yards from the house on the footpath I saw two pools of blood about two or three feet distant from each other; I also saw these pieces of a broken jug about two or three feet from the nearest pool, and this other one was afterwards handed to me by Mrs. Howell, the landlady of the house where she was living—this piece of brick I also found with stains of blood on it, about two feet from the pools of blood.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 253). On Tuesday evening, 24th Novem
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<hi rend="italic">WALTER THOMAS STRUGNELL.</hi> I am house surgeon at the Great Northern Hospital—on Sunday night, 22nd November, a little before 12 o'clock, Alice Harrison was brought there by her mother, and I attended her; she was bleeding profusely from the head—I examined her head, and found 11 scalp wounds and several bruises, the wounds being of two descriptions, some incised and some lacerated—I mean 11 bleeding points; there were about five wounds I should think which cut through both skins—there were also several bruises on the face and two bruises on the neck, about the distance of a finger and thumb, as of some one grasping the neck—I washed some particles of apparently brickdust from the contused wounds—she was conscious—there was no appearance of concussion—she remained under my care as an in-patient from the 22nd November to the 10th of December, and attended once or twice afterwards as an out-patient—they were serious injuries at the time, because they might have resulted in erysipelas—she is now I believe quite recovered—the incised wounds might have been done with the blow of a jug.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some were torn and some clean cut wounds—I should think there were three incised wounds out of the five—an incised wound might be caused by falling on a clean cut edge, a lacerated wound would be caused by suddenly falling on a rough surface—they were absolutely distinct wounds, all separate from one another</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ning before this happened, and I took it in and thought it was for me, and said to the prisoner, "Here is a fine order here for some work"—he read it to himself—I said, "Jimmy, who is it from?"—he said, "It is not for you, it is from Cork"—with that the deceased sat up in bed and said, "It is my letter"—I said, "Well, if it is I will have it read first," and took it down to her sister, and afterwards gave it to her—when she was dead I took it from her pocket with another letter—I could not read them; I put them in the cupboard, and afterwards gave them to the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been married twice, and have had 19 children altogether; the prisoner was the sixteenth or seventeenth child—as you come into the room her bed lay on the left—it is not a very large room—the prisoner and the deceased have always been living with me—he was always a very good son and very fond of his sister, and used to buy her things out of his own earnings—he did not put the rifle to his shoulder and take aim, he fired it at random in a careless kind of way—he was very drunk, and staggered about the room—on the Monday before this he stopped out very late, and I went down to unbolt the door for him—he has told me at times that he has seen persons coming into his room and worrying him, and I have laughed at him—some years ago a girl he was very much attached to died, and ever since then he has been very</p>
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<p>different in his manner; people have told me so, and I have noticed a great change in him—16 of my children have died—I have left him with his sister before this—he helped to support the home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had a disappointment in love—he has attended to his work ever since—he used to say that somebody was worrying him after he had been drinking, and sometimes before he had had any drink—I used only to laugh at him—he ceased to go to school a little before he was 16—I cannot read or write myself—he is a very good writer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The bed was on a bedstead; not on the floor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-141" type="surname" value="WARBY"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-141" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WARBY</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of 8, Sheridan Street—the last witness and the prisoner and his sister Ellen lived there between 18 months and two years—I got home on this night about half-past 12, and was having my supper downstairs, when I heard some one come down
<lb/>stairs in a shuffling sort of manner as if they were drunk—I then saw the prisoner in the yard, and heard the father talking to the deceased upstairs—I then heard the prisoner return upstairs, and I went and bolted the backyard door, and went upstairs to my own room on the same floor as theirs, and was undressing myself to go to bed when I heard the report of firearms, and heard the father call out "Murder; Mr. Warby, come and help me"—I was putting on my boots when I heard the prisoner say, "Yes, this was meant for Monday night; if you had been in bed to-night as you were on Monday I meant to kill you first and kill my sister afterwards, and then have done for myself"—I went to their room and saw the prisoner and his father struggling with the gun—I got in between them and got it away from them—the prisoner then said "I have killed my sister Ellen"—nothing was said to him before that—I said "I will go for a constable,"—and went for one and gave him the gun, and brought him back to the house—I did not excitable and drunk at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-142" type="surname" value="CASEN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-142" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN CASEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife John casen, and live at 8, Sheridan Street—I have a brother named Maloney, a soldier, who used to walk out with the deceased—I was asleep on this night when this occured—I was woke up; the prisoner came down to my door and said to my husband, "Mr. Casen, I have shot my sister; will you go for a constable and take me?" and said to me, "Mrs. Casen, I have shot my sister; will you go up to her?"—I went up, and found her injured and bleed
<lb/>ing—a constable came while I was there—the prisoner came up after I was there, and I heard him say to his father, "Father, I owe Mrs. Casen 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., take the bags home and pay her"—he gave an address which I don't recollect—he did owe me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I had lent his sister for him—he had made these bags, and his father was to take them home and get paid and pay me my 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I do not know the prisoner's writing—my brother, the soldier, went away to Cork—these letters and envelopes are in his writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have lived in this house about three years—I was there before the prisoner came, about a year ago—I was rather intimate with his sister, and so far as I saw he has been a very kind and affectionate brother to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-143" type="surname" value="BOND"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-143" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 365). About quarter to 1 on the morn
<lb/>ing of 3rd December I was called by the landlord, who was carrying this rifle, to 8, Sheridan Street—I met the prisoner outside the door; I was</p>
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<p>in uniform—he said "I throw myself in your hands; I have just shot my sister"—nothing more was said then—I went with him to the back room on the first floor, and saw the deceased in bed—I spoke to her but got no answer—I turned to the prisoner, and said "Why did you do it?"—he said "I had a cause to do it; I meant to do it on Monday; I brought three rounds from the butts; one I gave away and the others I kept; I did not like a letter that came here last Monday"—I then said to him, "You will be charged with attempting to murder your sister by shooting her with the rifle"—he said "I hope she is dead, and I will be hung for her"—he was drunk and very excited at the time—some one gave me an empty cartridge-oase at the top of the stairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-144" type="surname" value="QUINN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN QUINN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector H</hi>). About 1 o'clock on this morning I went to 8, Sheridan Street, and found the deceased in bed in the back room on the first floor; a doctor afterwards came and saw her; she was quite unconscious, but alive; she was removed to the hospital—I saw the prisoner, and said to him "You will be charged with attempting to murder your sister, and probably with murdering her"—he said "Wilful murder; yes, I meant to do it"—I then had him taken to the station, where he was charged with attempting to murder Ellen Williams, his sister; it was read over to him by the inspector, and he said "Quite right, governor"—the same morning I went to the London Hospital, and heard of the death of this girl—I afterwards saw the prisoner at the station, and told him that his sister was then dead, and he would be charged with murdering her—he said "Yes, sir"—when I first saw him he was excited and the worse for drink—I took possession of the rifle, and the father handed me this cartridge; it is a rifle-ball cartridge stamped with the Government mark—I searched the bedroom, and found a hole at the head of the girl's bed, and about 3 1/2 feet from the partition—the bullet was embedded there; I took possession of it—the surgeon who came first was Mr. Michael McCoy; he was examined before the Magistrate, and the prisoner had an opportunity of examining him—his evidence was read over to him in the usual way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-145" type="surname" value="BLACKSTAND"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-145" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BLACKSTAND</persName> </hi>. I was late house surgeon at the London Hospital—I was examined befor the Magistrate—I know Mr. McCoy, surgeon—I did not hear him examined—I heard his depositions read over to him after he had been examined—I have seen him to-day; he is ill in bed, spitting blood, and unable to come here to give evidence; it would be dangerous for him to do so. (
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCCOY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was here read as follows:</hi> "I live at 300, Commercial Road, and am a surgeon—I was called to 8, Sheridan Street about 1 o'clock this morning—I found Ellen Williams lying in bed on her back, unconscious—I found a deep lacerated wound on the right side of the temple; the bone was fractured; her face was covered with blood; there was a wound on the back and forearm such as would be caused by a bullet passing through the arm; the wound on the temple was such as would be caused by a bullet—the prisoner was, in my opinion, drunk, and appeared to have been drinking for some time." I saw this girl when she was brought to the hospital; she died at a quarter-past 8; she remained unconscious and unable to say anything—a post-mortem examination was made afterwards—I found a wound through the right hand and through the middle joint, coming out through the palm, and then through the forearm, shattering it, and another through the side of the</p>
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<p>right temple region, lacerating the brain—the skull was extensively fractured; that was the cause of death—a bullet from a rifle would have caused that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The direction of the bullet was slanting; it did not enter the skull; death was caused by the shock to the brain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The bullet did not enter the brain; it smashed the skull, evidently hitting it in a slanting direction, the fragments of bone injuring the brain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-146" type="surname" value="MARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-146" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MARLEY</persName> </hi>. I am sergeant major in the Second Tower Hamlets Rifle Volunteers; the prisoner belonged to that corps since July last—on 29th August he passed what is called class firing; that is, according to the regulations, each volunteer has to fire 20 shots and gain 40 points; he had done that—this is one of the Government cartridges—the volunteers are not allowed to take away any cartridges—previous to the practices the guns are examined, and again at the conclusion the pouches and guns are examined—they ought not to take any away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The rifles served to that corps are the Martini
<lb/>Henry; there is no half cock to them, only one motion and it goes off—the prisoner was posted to a company, but he was still at recruit's drill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-147" type="surname" value="MALONEY"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-147" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MALONEY</persName> </hi>. I am a private in the 1st Battalion of the West Surrey Regiment, stationed at Cork—I went there on the 17th November—Mrs. Casen is my sister—I knew the deceased girl Ellen Williams and used to walk about with her and I took her to places of amusement twice—before I went to Cork she asked me to write to her and I wrote these two letters of the 21st and 28th November—I do not know the prisoner; I have never seen his face—in the letter of the 28th I speak of some little
<hi rend="italic">"blot,</hi>" I means
<hi rend="italic">"bloke";</hi> that does not mean the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I used to go in uniform quite openly to the house—in that letter there are some expressions which I heard on the stage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-148" type="surname" value="BASTIAN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-148" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLTON"/>HENRY CHARLTON BASTIAN</persName> </hi>, M.D., F.R.C.P., F.R.S. I am one of the physicians at the University College Hospital and at the National Hospital for the Paralysed and Epileptic—since the prisoner has been in custody I have been requested by the Treasury to go and see him—I saw him on the 1st and 7th December with Mr. Morgan, the resident surgeon of the gaol—I examined him to see the state of his mind, and could find no evidence that he was not of sound mind—I asked him questions with a view to testing his mind—I was with him nearly two hours on the first occasion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is distinctly of a low mental type and probably not a very strong brain—I spoke to him about this occurrence—he spoke on one occasion about people coming into his cell, and said he thought on one occasion he saw two of his companions playing at bagatelle in the prison cell at night—if he had been sleeping before, that might have been a dream—I heard his father say that he had said people were coming into his room—I can account for that in no other way than that of his suddenly waking out of sleep, or that he was not sober at the time—a month would remove the effects of drink from him—I saw in the deposi
<lb/>tions that were sent to me by the Treasury that he had twice attempted to commit suicide while intoxicated; the first was two years ago and the second on the Monday previous to this occurrence; the first time he was only 17; notwithstanding these two attempts at suicide I still adhere to my conclusion.
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Supposing this man of a low mental type, who had been drinking, would you say he would be in such a condition as to know</p>
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<p>the nature of his acts?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> That is a question whether a drunken man knows the nature of his acts—supposing a man has been brooding over an act for some time, after the deed has been carried into execution there is a great mental relief, and in some cases he might write a letter or give an intelligent account of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not tell the prisoner the object of my visit or that I was a medical man—he was brought in to me to the medical officer's room and I examined him about the events of this day—I said "Do you recollect loading the rifle?" he said that the rifle was not loaded and was never kept loaded—I said "Don't you recollect about the report?" and he then said he recollected firing the rifle and hearing his sister scream.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-149" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-149" type="given" value="LLEWELLYN"/>LLEWELLYN MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon of Her Majesty's gaol at Clerken
<lb/>well—I first saw the prisoner on the 3rd December; I have seen him daily since; in my opinion he is a man of sound mind and understanding—I was present when Dr. Bastian examined him—I have asked him to describe the occurrences of that day and he has told me that he came home and remembers firing the rifle, but nothing more than that—he has always said he was drunk at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are on an average between 300 and 400 persons waiting for trial at the House of Detention—I look in at them every day, but we have special cases to attend to—the longest time I have spent with the prisoner is about an hour—during the time I have seen him he has been treated for something else—a little beer would upset his brain, but I can't say whether it would have more effect upon him than an ordinary man, it would sooner affect him—I only came to the conclusion that he was of poor mental type by examining him—he appeared when he spoke to me to give me his full confidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In all these special cases in which we have to give evidence we go to see the state of the person's mind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-150" type="surname" value="ISAACS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-150" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ISAACS</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Cecil Street, Commercial Road—I have known the prisoner all his lifetime—about two years ago a girl who was my servant, to whom he was very much attached, died—I saw him on Boxing day about two years ago, he came and shook hands with me and said "Good-bye, you will never see me again"—I said "Oh yes I shall, if I only see your body"—I dealt with it as a joke—next day I heard he was in custody and that he had jumped over Old Gravel Lane Bridge—I have noticed a very great change in him since this girl's death—he has told me that he has seen such a lot of men come into his room to trouble him—I have seen him and his sister together frequently; they have been very affectionate together, they always called each other by pet names.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was shortly after the girl had died that he said he would make away with himself; he was low-spirited about her—he has got his living since then at the net trade—I have not seen him the worse for drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That was simply manual labour with the hands.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-151" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-151" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 311). On 26th September, 1883, Boxing day, I had the prisoner in charge for drunkenness and attempted suicide over Old Gravel Lane Bridge—I took him out of the water—I saw him with five or six others coming over the bridge, and the prisoner wanted to fight; he said "If you don't let me fight I will jump over the bridge"</p>
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<p>—numbers of suicides have taken place there—he was fined half-a-crown for drunkenness.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He appeared to be drunk—all his companions were drunk and pushing each other about—I got a rope and threw it to him, and he said hold of it—I heard him tell the Magistrate that he never intended to drown himself, that he could swim—he appeared to be able to swim.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was on the criminal charge of attempting suicide then, and in his defence he set up that he did not intend to drown himself—this was about 9 o'clock, and very dark—he saw me on the opposite side of the road, but he did not know I had the rope.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He was out of his depth and he swam.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-152" type="surname" value="MATTHEWS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-152" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I live at 87, Weston Street, Haggerston, and am a waterside labourer—the Treasury have seen me and taken my proof—I was with the prisoner on the Monday night before this occurred, we were crossing London Bridge; the prisoner was drunk—when we were about the middle of the bridge he suddenly ran away from me and tried to get on the parapet; I pulled him down; he then made a second rush and got up there again, but I pulled him down—it was all done of a sudden—there had been no quarrel between us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was about 2 o'clock on Tuesday morning—for
<lb/>merly the prisoner used to drink beer, but he has drunk spirits lately; he said something was the matter with him, and he drank gin; I have seen him drinking it night after night, and was nearly every night drunk—I was with him on this Wednesday night, 2nd December, at a public-house about 7 o'clock; he was not sober then—I left him there at half-past 11; he was drunk—he had played bagatelle on the Tuesday night—this public-house is about 10 minutes' walk from his house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It did not take much to make him drunk, the stuff got very quickly up to his head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-153" type="surname" value="SAVAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-153" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY SAVAGE</persName> </hi>. I am medical superintendent of Bethlehem Hospital—I have had great experience in insanity and mental diseases—I have examined the prisoner at the instance of the defence, and I have heard the evidence in Court to-day—I have formed a judgment of my own from my examination wholly independent of what I heard from others—my judgment is that without being actively insane he is dis
<lb/>tinctly of a low intellectual power—excess of drink would probably disturb him rapidly and unduly, more so than a person of average intellect.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him last Monday for the first and only time—I was with him 20 minutes—I do not say that he is of unsound mind; I say he is of low intellectual power, not such as to prevent his getting his living by work—I spoke to him about the act itself—he said he did not recollect doing it—he said he was drunk, and had been drinking for some days—I asked if he had seen any men or strange things in his room; he said he had seen men's faces at night—that might occur to a man who having been accustomed to beer had taken to spirits in excess.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard that his business was that of a bag-maker—there is scarcely a lunatic asylum where the patients do not work; the mere fact of a man working at manual labour does not prove him to be perfectly sane—my 20 minutes' interview was quite sufficient to satisfy</p>
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<p>me of what I have stated—he had been in custody from 3rd to 11th December when I examined him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He spoke of seeing strange faces soon after his admis
<lb/>sion; I do not think he was able to mention the day, but he told me he had seen men's faces at least on one occasion in his cell soon after—he only mentioned one occasion to me—I did not see anything to induce me to think that he was labouring under such defect of reason as not to be capable of knowing the nature and quality of such an act as purposely firing off a rifle; the only thing that struck me was his apparent indiffer
<lb/>ence to his position.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-154" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-154" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a step-brother of the prisoner and also of the deceased girl—they were very fond of each other—I did not live in the same house, but at 3, Queen's Buildings, Whitechapel—I have been to the house about twice—I have seen them together—he was engaged to a young woman—I remember her dying; that made a change in him, and he said that he wished he was after her; he would be dead soon—he was fetched home by some lads one afternoon—I lived in the same house then, Roberts Buildings, Commercial Road; I said "James, take my advice and go to bed"—he took his boots and coat off and said "All right, Jim, I will go upstairs and go to bed" and I opened the door—I heard a shout and he was half way up the court; he must have jumped out of the window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was a little while after he tried to jump over the bridge at Gravel Lane—it is two year ago—he had been drinking.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of manslaughter</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Years' Penal Servitude</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-156" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES TYNDALL</persName> </hi>. I keep a confectioner's shop at 15, James Street, Oxford Street—about 8.45 on the evening of 3rd January the prisoner came in for a quarter of a pound of sweets, price twopence, and put a florin on the counter—I gave it to a little girl next door to go for change—I went to the door to look after her—the prisoner was just outside the door by my side—Mr. Mathews came from next door and said "Who gave you that?"—I said "That young man"—the prisoner said nothing, but ran away—Mathews ran after and caught him—when the prisoner tendered me the florin I asked him if he had any smaller change: he said "No." (
<hi rend="italic">A little girl was brought into Court.</hi>) That is the little girl I sent for the change, she is four years old</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was on the step of the door—Mathews did not come inside the shop.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-157" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MATHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am a fruiterer at 17, James Street, Oxford Street—on the 3rd January a little girl came between 8 and 9 with this two-shilling piece—I discovered it to be bad as soon as she handed it to me—I went to Mrs. Tyndall's shop and saw the prisoner outside the door and Mrs. Tyndall on the doorstep immediately in the doorway—I had the coin in my hand—the prisoner could see it—I said to Mrs. Tyndall "Where did you get this money from? it is bad"—the prisoner did not speak, but ran away</p>
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<p>—I followed—he ran into a constable's arms about 100 yards from the shop—I gave the coin to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-158" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SQUIRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 537). I was coming out of Duke Street, about 150 yards from Mrs. Tyndall's shop, and saw the prisoner running towards me—I heard cries of "Stop thief"—a crowd was following—I stopped him—he said "Let me go, sir; I knew it was bad"—I was in plain clothes—I saw Mathews, who handed me this coin—I took the prisoner to the station; he was searched, and on him was found two shillings, two sixpences, and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze, all good—when the charge was taken the prisoner said "That is the same florin I tendered."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am quite sure you said "I knew it was a bad one."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He asked me no question on that at the police-court—I made the same statement then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a counterfeit florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi>"The witness Math did not go into the shop; he stood at the door."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he got the florin in his wages, and did not know it was bad.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-160" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SQUIRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I know the prisoner by seeing him about; he is a very respectable hard-working young man, and has been employed at Mr. Russell's and at Mr. Emery's, and was at Mr. Russell's at this time, but unfortunately he has got mixed up with bad company.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of previous good character</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his uncle's recognisances to come up for judgment if called on.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>138.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT O'FARRELL</hi> (64)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860111-138-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON PROSECUTED</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALEXANDER"/>WILLIAM ALEXANDER HEWITT</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Gladstone, 65, Bishopsgate Street Within—shortly after 7 o'clock on the morning of 12th December the prisoner came in for twopenny worth of rum and coffee and put down a shilling on the counter—a gentleman at the bar took it up, broke it in his teeth, and told him it was bad—I said "It is a bad one"—the prisoner only laughed, picked up the bad pieces, and put them in his pocket, and gave me twopence for the coffee and rum—the gentleman who broke it came in occasionally; I know him by sight—the prisoner remained in the house for over half an hour—Eatley, another barman, came down—the prisoner asked him for twopennyworth of rum and coffee—Eatley served him—the prisoner paid with a shilling—I looked at it and told him it was bad, and told the lad to take back the coffee and rum—the prisoner said nothing—I called up the landlord, and the prisoner was given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I first saw you it was about a quarter-past 7; you called for rum and coffee, not for half a quartern of rum hot—you appeared sober—I was by myself behind the bar till the other barman came down—the man that broke the first shilling is a stranger to me—he comes in the house very seldom.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner might have been half drunk when I gave him in charge, but he had not got so at our house.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The customer was not in the house when he tendered the second shilling—the prisoner made no attempt to run away—I called up to the governor before sending for the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-163" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL EATLEY</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Gladstone—on 12th December I saw the prisoner at 7.30—about 10 minutes to 8 he asked me for twopennyworth of rum and coffee and put down a shilling in payment—Hewitt had spoken to me—I took the rum and coffee from him—I did not give him any change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were at the bar when I came down—I saw you offer nothing but the shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-164" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DEACON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 910). I was called to the Gladstone about 20 minutes past 8, and the prisoner was given into my custody—I took him to the station and searched him, and found in his waistcoat pocket loose a shilling, a sixpence, and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. coppers on him, all good, and a broken shilling in his trousers pocket—he was told the charge at the public-house—he said "If I have got any bad money Frank must have given it to me"—he meant the witness Hewitt—he said the same when the charge was read over to him at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were drunk, and staggering—when I brought you out of the cell at 10.30 the inspector said you were too drunk to go before the Magistrate, and you were put back again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-165" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are both bad, from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, stated that he got drunk and did not know what happened, but that he believed the customer had substituted a bad shilling for the one he had put down.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>139.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM JONES</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860111-139-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860111-139-offence-1 t18860111-name-167"/>Nicholas Sanine</persName>, with intent to steal.
<hi rend="italic"> See page</hi> 138.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-168" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-168" type="given" value="MONTAGU"/>MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-169" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-169" type="given" value="JEMIMA"/>JEMIMA WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am general servant to Mr. Nicholas Sanine, of 125, Blenheim Crescent—on 16th November I closed the doors and windows of the house at 20 minutes past 10 p.m.—the kitchen window was closed—between half-past 2 and 3 on the morning of the 17th I was awoke by a noise—I heard my master's bedroom door unlocked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-170" type="surname" value="SANINE"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-170" type="given" value="NICHOLAS"/>NICHOLAS SANINE</persName> </hi>. I am a wine merchant, and live at 125, Blenheim Crescent, Notting Hill—on 17th November, about 2 a.m., I was awoke by a noise, and went down to the front door, where I found a constable—when he left me I heard a noise in the area—I threw a flower
<lb/>pot down, and then saw something like a shadow go past me and escape—one of the other men gave himself up—Clare and Boswell, the other two men, were tried here and convicted of burglary.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you; I only saw a shadow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-171" type="surname" value="BAMBER"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAMBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 558). About half-past 2 on the 17th November I was in Blenheim Crescent—I saw a light in the front window of 125—I looked and saw the window was two inches open at the bottom—I knocked at the front door; Mr. Sanine came down and opened it—I went into the kitchen, where I saw two men getting out through the window—I turned my light on, and saw the prisoner was one of the two—he turned and looked at me as he got through—I seized a third man behind the scullery door, and Sanine seized one of the two who got through the window—the prisoner got away—I examined the house, and</p>
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<p>found marks on the window corresponding with the knife found on Boswell—on the night of this burglary, about half-past 11 or 12, I had seen the prisoner with Boswell and Clare in Elgin Crescent, the next turning to and running parallel with Blenheim Crescent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-172" type="surname" value="BOSWALL"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-172" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BOSWALL</persName> </hi>. I come from the House of Detention, Clerkenwell—on 16th November I was lodging at 66, St. Ann's Road, Notting Hill; Clare was not lodging there—I, Clare, and another one broke open this house; the other one is not here—I said before the Magis
<lb/>trate: "On 16th November I was lodging at 66, St. Ann's Road, Notting Hill—the prisoner and another man, Clare, were lodging there—I went out for a walk that evening—I remember the prisoner told me to borrow a knife—I did not know what for—I borrowed the knife pro
<lb/>duced and gave it to the prisoner—afterwards we all three went to Blenheim Crescent, and there we all went down and put back the catch of a window—I was afterwards taken into custody."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never knew you; you were not in company with me—I said before the Magistrate what has been read—you are not the Jones I spoke of—you are innocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner at the police-court when he was charged, and said he told me to borrow a knife, and that I went out for a walk with him; that was not true—this is the statement I gave to the Solicitor for the Treasury; I made my mark to it—Morgan the constable told me to say it; he said I would get penal servitude if I did not (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">read this statement. It was to the effect that he lodged with Clare and Jones at 66, St. Ann's Road on 16th November; that Jones said he could get into any house with a knife; that he (Boswall) borrowed one, and bought a few matches, which he gave to Jones; that they then went to Blenheim Crescent, that Jones opened the window by pressing the catch back, that the constable came into the kitchen as soon as they were inside, and Jones got out through the window; and that he (Boswall) would attend and give this evidence as he had stated it to Morgan.</hi>) I put my mark to it; it is the truth—the prisoner is not the Jones—I had never seen the prisoner before he was in the dock before the Magistrate—I said then the prisoner was not the man—he is a perfect stranger to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-173" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-173" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi>. At a quarter to 8 on 16th December I saw the prisoner in the Globe public-house, St. Ann's Road, Notting Hill—I told him I should take him into custody for being concerned with George Boswall and a man named Clare in committing a burglary at 125, Blenheim Crescent on the morning of 17th November, and also failing to make his monthly report—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I and another officer took you out of the public-house—I told you of the robbery in the public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-174" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-174" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JACKSON</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I examined the prisoner's head after he was taken into custody on 24th December—I found a scar on the top of his head towards the right side—I put a hat which was given to me by Bamber on the prisoner's head; I found a hole in the hat corresponding with the place where the wound was—I called the prisoner's attention to it—he said, "It was done by the staff of a warder when I was in the punishment cells at Portsmouth."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If the bow of the hat came at the back of the head the cut would be on the left side slightly, at the top—the cut on your head was on the right side.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It would depend which way the hat was on—the scar was very near the centre of the head, slightly to the light, sloping from behind forwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-175" type="surname" value="BAMBER"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-175" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BAMBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I got the hat from the front garden of 125, Blenheim Crescent, after the man had escaped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-176" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-176" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector X</hi>). Boswall made this statement to me which was read just now—I took it down in writing—this is the mark he made in my presence—I called a warder in, read the statement over to him in the presence of the warder, and asked the prisoner if he had any comment to make; he said "No," and the warder signed it as a witness on each page.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "The witness Boswall says I am not the man and he never saw me before. I have witnesses to prove that during the time that burglary was committed I was in bed and asleep. The prosecutor says he does not know whether he struck the man that got away with a flowerpot or not."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860111-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860111-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-177" type="surname" value="CAIN"/>
<interp inst="t18860111-name-177" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CAIN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, but am in custody undergoing a sentence of 21 days—you were in the same room with me on the night of 16th November, about 10 or 10.30, at 66, St. Ann's Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was at Mark Davis's—I did not see Boswall there; I know him as a lodger there—I do not know if the prisoner got up or not—I do not exactly know what day of the week the 16th was on—I went away next morning after fern roots and flowers—I went to bed and slept right through the night, and did not wake till 8 or 9 o'clock; he was not there then—I had my supper about 9 o'clock, and sat up a little more than an hour, and went to bed about 10 or half-past.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-178" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The lodging-house is not five minutes' walk from 125, Blenheim Crescent.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> *
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in September, 1879</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Denman.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended at the request of the Court.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BASE</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—the prisoner is my sister-in-law—about a quarter to 8 in the morning I was on the first floor of my brother's house, 31, Talbot Grove, Notting Hill—she had on her knees her baby, named Henry, nine months old—she got up in a very excited condition and rushed to the window with the intention as I thought of jumping through the window—the window was shut, but she threw the child out through the broken glass before we could stop her—she kept shrieking "I have done it!"—she said that several times—the child was afterwards brought back into the room apparently dead—the prisoner had been very excited all the night; I was there all the night with her—she fancied she was bound in the bed, and wanted to get up; she asked us to let her get up and go out—she was not bound, it was an entire delusion—she</p>
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<p>said "They want to take the baby from me, and they shan't"—she kept saying that in an excited manner—it was altogether a delusion—she was very fond of her child; it was her only child.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was passionately fond of it—it seemed her fear through the night that some one was going to take the child from her—it was the bottom sash of the window that was broken; it was a large window with only two squares—the child was thrown through the breakage.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If we had not held her back I believe she would have gone out with the child—she had been very much depressed for some time—she had had no drink that night or morning, there was none in the house—she was not drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COONEY</persName> </hi>. I lodge at this house—about 7.30 in the morning of 6th December the prisoner's husband called me—I went into his room and there saw the last witness and the prisoner—she said "I have done it"—I saw the child alter it was brought up, it appeared unconscious—I have known the prisoner about two months—on 3rd December, between 1 and 2 o'clock in the morning, she rushed out of the bedroom screeching murder—I jumped out of bed and ran to her assistance—when I got into the passage her husband was trying to get her upstairs—she had the child with her—she said there was some one in the room wanting to murder her and her baby—I said "Nonsense, come upstairs," and she went up in a few minutes—she was quite sober—she appeared to be ter
<lb/>ribly fond of her child—she was frightened that some one was going to injure it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-183" type="given" value="ERNEST WILLIAM"/>ERNEST WILLIAM WHITLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner at Kensington—I know Mr. John Harding, a medical man, who was examined before the Magistrate—I saw him yesterday at his residence, 140, Cromwell Road, Notting Hill; he was in bed suffering from severe sprained ankle—he is not able to come here.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-184" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL MALONY</persName> </hi>. I was present when the prisoner was before the Magistrate—Dr. Harding gave evidence—the prisoner had the oppor
<lb/>tunity of cross-examining him. (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Harding's deposition was read at follows:</hi> "The child was brought to me about 8 o'clock on the morning of the 6th—it was then dead; the brain was smashed in, apparently by a fall, which caused death—I have seen the prisoner twice—when I saw her she was not accountable for her actions.")</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. WHITLOCK</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw the prisoner on 4th December, about 8 a.m., at her house, the friends had sent for me—she was in a very excited state—she said she had been cruelly treated, and they wanted to take her child away—I did not see the child—I examined her as to the state of her mind—in my judgment she was suffering from delirium tremens—in my judgment she was not accountable for her actions—she had not sufficient reason to know the nature and quality of such an act as the murder of her child—she would not understand what she was about—I advised her husband that she should be watched as a person of unsound mind—I had made out a certificate to that effect, but had not signed it</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">being insane at the time</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained till Her Majesty's plea
<lb/>sure be known.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860111-name-186" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver, and live at 65, Poland Street, Oxford Street—I have know the prisoner personally for some four or five months; he was introduced to me by Mr. Glanville, an engraver, carry-on business at 13, Tottenham Court Road—I gave him several jobs to do for me as an engraver—he is a silver heraldic engraver, and is very skilful—on Tuesday, December 8th, he called upon me, and asked if I could give him employment—I told him I could not—he said "I am in great distress, I don't know what I shall do, I am almost tempted to commit a forgery"—I said "What for?" meaning for what reason—he said "For 1,200
<hi rend="italic">l.,</hi>" and said "I will bring the drawings down, and show you"—I told him I could not be bothered then, and he said he would come another time—the moment he was gone I communicated the facts to Mr. Glanville—the prisoner came next day about 1 o'clock—Mr. Glanville was there; he seemed rather confused—he had a portfolio under his arm—Mr. Glanville went out of the shop—the prisoner then produced from the portfolio this plate, and four copies of notes of 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and two 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw they were copies by the texture of the paper, otherwise I should not have known but what they were notes—I thought they were samples—I said "What are these?"—he said "They are bank notes," and said "I have drawn them with a pen and ink"—I said "This is a very mad trick you have been doing"—he, whispering, said "They are worth 1,200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—I said "They are worth nothing, they are simply a specimen of penmanship"—he said he should like to put them in a place of safety—he said he had made them to make up deficiencies of money he had been robbed of by his lawyers—I, wishing to get hold of them, said "You can place them in my iron safe if you like"—he did so in the portfolio, and went away—when he had gone I showed them to Mr. Glanville and then locked them up in my safe again—on the next day, Thursday, the 10th, when I came home I found the notes had gone—my wife had the key of the safe, and she had given them to the prisoner—I then went and saw the prisoner at Mr. Glanville's shop, and we took him to the Bank of England—he went willingly—we said "We had better take these to the Bank of England"—he said "Ah, yes, perhaps we shall get some money"—we saw Mr. Bailey, the deputy cashier, there, and I showed him the four notes in the prisoner's presence, and told him that the prisoner had brought them to me, and I thought that he seemed very strange in his manner, and it was a very danger
<lb/>ous thing for him to have them in his possession, and thought it to be my duty to take them to him—Mr. Bailey then asked the prisoner if he had any tracings to give them up and he would have the notes destroyed, and would forgive him, and he would hear no more about it, and asked me if I would undertake to deliver up the tracings to him and get them from the prisoner—I told him I thought it would be better if he sen