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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 8th, 1886, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon.
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-3" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DENMAN</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-4" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-5" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUSK</persName> </hi>, Bart.;
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-7" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; sir
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L, Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-9" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court: Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-10" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLARKE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>, Junior, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WYNNE EDWIN BAXTER</hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STAPLES, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN REDDING</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of Caledonian Road, Islington—on Sunday night, 17th January, about 10 minutes to 11 o'clock, the two prisoners came in—the male prisoner asked for a cigar and the female prisoner asked for a quarter of an ounce of snuff—the man said "Give her half an ounce of snuff"—I did so; the cigar and snuff came to 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the male prisoner put down a half-crown—I took it up, tested it, and discovered it to be bad; it bent easily—I called my wife, handed her the half-crown to look at—I walked round the corner, bolted the door, and sent the servant for a policeman—the male prisoner said "I am a respectable man; I will give you my name and address"—I said "I don't know; I will have a policeman and see who and what you are, and whether you are respectable or not"—the constable came and searched him in the shop—the female prisoner was standing up when the man was being searched; she then sat down in chair about two and a half yards from the man; the constable stood close by—no bad money was found on the man—I then heard a fall of money on the floor—the woman exclaimed "I have dropped a penny—the policeman stooped down and I picked, it up at her feet; he handed it to me and he</p>
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<p>asked what it was—I said a bad half-crown; this is it (
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-18" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 480). On the evening of 17th January, about 10 minutes to 11, I was called to Mr. Bedding's shop, and found the two prisoners there—Mr. Bedding gave the male prisoner in custody for endeavouring to pass a bad half-crown, which he handed to me—I marked it and produce it—the prisoner said he would give me his address; "I am a respectable man; I live at 14, Clayton Street, Cale
<lb/>donian Road," and he had worked at Whiteley's for five year—I told him he would have to go to the station—he said he had got the half-crown in change for a half-sovereign—I found on him 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, good money—at this time the female prisoner was standing in the shop—after I had searched him she sat down in the chair—I heard a chink on the floor like money falling—I said "What's that?"—she said "I have dropped a penny"—I looked on the floor at her feet and picked up this half-crown—I handed it to the last witness, and said "What is this?"—he said "A bad half-crown"—the male prisoner said she did not drop it—there was no penny on the floor; this piece of paper was found, which has a mark as if a half-crown had been enclosed in it—I was standing quite close to the woman when I heard the chink; the male prisoner was about two yards from her—I did not see her drop the coin; she is not the man's wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ellen Smith.</hi> I am not his wife; I had only known him about three weeks.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> She was searched at the station; nothing was found on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these two half-crowns are bad, from different moulds—I do not see any distinct mark on this piece of paper—counterfeit coin is in the habit of being wrapped up in paper; tissue paper was generally used, but any paper is now used.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). I am a porter and was living with the female prisoner at 14, Clayton Street, Caledonian Road—I dropped the half-crown—when I took the female into the shop she had not the least idea that I had any counterfeit coins in my possession, nor that I was going to tender one—when the door was bolted I dropped this, and it rolled under her feet; she is perfectly innocent; I am very sorry for her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard her say that she had dropped a penny; I said nothing then—she had dropped a penny in the street before we went into the shop when she pulled out her handkerchief; we looked for it but could not find it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ellen Clark.</hi> It fell in my dress, and it dropped out in the shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a previous con
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<hi rend="italic">nd March</hi>, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-21" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>Charles Ross</persName>, and also on 30
<hi rend="italic">th July</hi>, 1883.—
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-23" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PITMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, at 9, South Molten Street—on 13th January, soon after 6 o'clock, a little boy named Jeremiah Sullivan came</p>
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<p>in for a pound of sugar, which came to three pence—he gave me a bad half-crown in payment—I had some conversation with him and took him outside—I saw the prisoner about 20 yards from the shop; I saw a constable at the top of the street—the prisoner said to the boy" What's the matter,
<hi rend="italic">Tommy?"</hi> and he said to me "What are you doing with that boy?"—I said "What is that to you; I am going to take him up to the top of the street"—he came alongside of me, and snatched the boy out of my hand, took a belt off his waist, and struck me on the head with it—the prisoner and the boy ran away—I attempted to run after him, when the prisoner struck me with the belt on the ear—the—boy ran down a court; the prisoner stood at the entrance of the court and defied me to go after him—he said "Come on," and he swung the belt round his head, and threatened to strike me if I came any farther—I then lost sight of them—about half or three-quarters of an hour afterwards a constable came and fetched me to a coffee-shop in Thomas Street—I there saw the prisoner and the little boy and another one that I had not seen before (
<hi rend="italic">Matthews</hi>); they were all sitting together—I said "That is the one that struck me, and that is the boy"—I had left the half-crown on home; I went home and fetched it; this is it—I handed it to the constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 394). About 6 o'clock or a little after on 13th June I met the last witness, who handed me this half-crown, and gave me some information and a description, in consequence of which I went in search of the lad Jeremiah Sullivan—I saw him about 20 minutes afterwards with the prisoner and Matthews in Gilbert Street; I kept observation on them, and saw Matthews hand something to Jeremiah, who went into an oil shop in Robert Street—he put a coin on the counter—I was on the opposite side of the road—I could see it done; there was a lamp—the other two were on the opposite side of the road, the same side as I was—I was in uniform—Jeremiah did not get anything—there was a large number of customers in the shop—he picked the coin up again, and came out and joined the other two—they went into Thomas Street, and entered a coffee shop all three together and had tea—I then sent for Pitman—he pointed to the prisoner, and said "That is the man that struck me with the belt," and pointing to Jeremiah, he said "That is the boy that brought the half-crown to my shop"—I told them I should take them in custody for uttering a counterfeit half-crown—I took them out with the assistance of another constable, and took them to the station—on Matthews I found two florins, a shilling, and fivepence in bronze, all good money—on the prisoner I found three florins, 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 11 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—nothing was found on Jeremiah—I also found on Matthews ten counterfeit half-crowns, which I produce; they were wrapped up in paper—the prisoner gave his address 178, Red Cross Street, Borough—Matthews refused his address; he said he had no Home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The half-crown that was uttered is bad—the other ten are all bad, and some of them are from the same mould as the one uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He-examined.</hi> I don't know anything about hitting the man with the belt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I went in the night before and put down a sixpence, and when I put this shilling down he said it was bad; I told him I got it in change for a florin in Old Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-45" type="given" value="ADA ELLEN"/>ADA ELLEN FRANKLIN</persName> </hi>. I occasionally assist in the bar at this public-house—the last witness is my grandfather—he gave me a shilling on 4th January to go out and get change—I took it to Mr. Cooper, the grocer next door but one, who gave me the change—I am sure I gave him the same shilling which my grandfather gave me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Edward Short, a grocer, of 258, Hackney Road—on 4th January, about 7 or 8 p.m., the last witness brought me a shilling—I gave her the change for it, and kept it in my hand till she was gone—I then found it was bad, and sent it back immediately by Morgan.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-47" type="given" value="ROBERT SPENCER"/>ROBERT SPENCER MORGAN</persName> </hi>. On 4th January Mr. Cooper gave me a shilling; I gave it to Mr. Hopkins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 95). On 5th January the prisoner was given in my custody—I said, "I shall search you; have you got any more?"—he handed me a good shilling and a penny—Mr. Hopkins said that the prisoner was at his shop the night before and tendered a bad shilling—the prisoner said that he was in the shop, but he tendered a sixpence—I received these two shillings from Mr. Hopkins.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I changed a sixpence the night before, and I had just changed a florin. I had two shillings in my pocket; I put one shilling down, and he said it was bad; I said I did not think it was.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-51" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP ANGUS</persName> </hi>. I am money-taker at the Alhambra Theatre—on 9th January, about 7.40, the prisoner purchased two gallery tickets with a bad shillings—I told him it was bad—he said, "I did not know it"—I bent it in the tester, and gave it to him, and called the checktaker—the police were called, and he was searched—two bad shillings and a good sixpence and a penny were found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAURIE</persName> </hi> (
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three shillings are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A certificate of the prisoner's good character was handed in.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-56" type="given" value="JENNIE"/>JENNIE NEWTON</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Union public-house, Haymarket—on 25th January I served the prisoner with some ale and tobacco, price 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin—I felt it, and then weighed it—it would not go through the tester, and I told him it was bad; he said that he did not know it; I gave it back to him, and he left—he came again next morning for some drink and tobacco, which came to 2
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not give you in charge the day before because I was alone in the bar—I recognised you immediately you came in the second time, and before I took your money—I swear to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-57" type="given" value="ARTHUR JESSE"/>ARTHUR JESSE GIBBS</persName> </hi>. I am potman at 26, Poultney Street—I was outside the Union public-house and saw the prisoner run out; I ran after him and caught him, and he said "I am not guilty"—I said "You will have to come back"—he went back, and Miss Newton gave him in charge—nothing was found on him—I went to the station, and as I came back along Jermyn Street I picked up this florin in the road, on the spot which the prisoner had gone over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say "You have passed a bad half-crown in the Haymarket" before you said "I am not guilty"—I did not take you back and take a bad florin out and say somebody has passed this, and you will have to suffer for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-58" type="given" value="JENNIE"/>JENNIE NEWTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When the prisoner came back nothing was said in my presence about a bad florin, but I said "This is the half-crown he has passed."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 150). I was called and took the prisoner—I found nothing on him—I received this half-crown from Miss Newton and this florin from Gibbs—the prisoner said he got the half-crown from Covent Garden, where he worked as a porter—she said that he was there a month previously and passed a bad coin—he said that he was never in the house before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not remember the potman saying anything about</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
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<lb/>enwell—on 20th January, about 5 o'clock, I served the prisoner with a half-quartern loaf, price 2 3/4
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which I believe were good—I gave him in custody—he said that he got the coin in change in the Caledonian Road.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 29). The prisoner was given into my custody—he said he changed a half-sovereign in Caledonian Road—I asked him the name of the public-house—he said he did not know—I asked where he lived—he said he should not tell me because he did not want to get his employer into trouble—Mr. Bradman gave me this half-crown—when I was going to search the prisoner at the station he threw this piece of tissue paper behind a seat, it had the print of a coin on it, which is here now—I afterwards placed him with seven or eight others, and Mr. Fleck picked him out and gave me this florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he was a carrot hawker, and received the coins in change.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-67" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE COLGATE</persName> </hi>. My father is a hosier, at Church Street, Chiswick—on January 8th, about 4 p.m., I served the prisoner with some socks, price 2 3/4
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for his trouble—he brought a bottle—I said "You walk on in front of me and if you can, catch hold of the man"—I followed him, he hesitated, and I said "You must come to the station with me and give a description"—on the way he ran away, but a friend of mine caught him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi>). I took the prisoner and received this half-crown from Mr. Smythe—he said when he was charged that he met a man at the corner of Portland Square who said "Boy, do you want to earn a penny?"—he said "I don't mind; and he gave me a half-crown and a penny, and told me to go and get half a quartern of the best rum, and when I went back he had gone"—I found on him a penny and a bottle of rum.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate said that a man had sent him into both shops to pass the coins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for myself—I went to the Hat and Feathers, got the whisky and change, went to the place where I had left the prisoner, but he had gone—the governor of the public-house was following me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Woodhouse.</hi> I next saw you at Bagnigge Wells Station and said "I think that is the man"—you then looked up, and I said "Yes, that is the man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I picked him out from a row of men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Hat and Feathers—on 4th December between 8 and 9 Cook came in and asked the barman for a quartern of whisky—the barman handed me a half-crown—I instructed the boy and followed him—he crossed the road and appeared to be looking for some one, and then looked the other way—I asked him what he was doing, and he said something to me—another boy had brought me a half-crown a few minutes before—the inspector came up while Cook was there—he went back with me to the house—I gave him the half-crown, and it was marked—I examined the till within a few minutes and found two more, making four.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Woodhouse.</hi> I could see that the boy was confused, and crossed the road to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On the morning of 9th January I went with Field and other officers to 46, Corporation Bow, Clerkenwell, with a search warrant, and found six people in one bed and three in another, two men and a woman between them—we asked for Jones and Woodhouse—the two prisoners sat up in bed and said "Here we are"—I searched the drawers and found this tissue paper, which is used by coiners—Sergeant Nash came into the room and said "I have found some counterfeit coin"—Jones said "God blind me, this is young
<hi rend="italic">joe's plant</hi>; I never was a policeman, but if this is going to be given against me I will be a policeman now; what I have done myself I will stand to; I believe in being a b—good thief, but I never put down bad shillings"—when they were charged at the station Jones said to the inspector "You go and get Bendigo"—Woodhouse said that a man named Moody had been charged with uttering a bad half-sovereign at Luton and got off—I found on the wall this photograph (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) of a man named Mansell, who was sentenced here last session to 18 months' for coining—he is in the uniform of a soldier.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NASH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). I went with Sergeant Diddams and Inspector Peel and saw the prisoners—I examined the yard and found in the framework of the closet a packet containing five bad half-crowns and five bad shillings wrapped separately in tissue paper, similar to that found—I went to the station and heard Woodhouse say "Young Moody put the money there; he has got off to Luton for 12 months; if you get Bendigo and Flannigan you will get the right people"—Flannigan is in custody. (
<hi rend="italic">See p.</hi> 360).</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEEL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G</hi>). I went into the water-closet with Nash and saw him find the coin under the seat—on 14th December I was passing the Hat and Feathers, Mr. Clark called me in and showed me this bad half-crown—I marked it—these are the other three coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all bad—the four pieces, uttered are from two different moulds, and some of those found are from the same mould as those uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Woodhouse's Defence.</hi> Who is the most likely person for these coins to belong to: to the persons who have been convicted and who have been getting their living that way all their lives, or to a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> like me? The street door is open all day and all night. I have never been charged before for the same thing, but one man was discharged from this Court and from Luton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones's Defence.</hi> I know no more about it than a child unborn, but</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-263-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>.</hi>**—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-263-18860208 t18860208-263-punishment-15"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> for obtaining on credit witnin four months of his bankruptcy three securities for 236
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WOODFALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Commissioner Kerr.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I returned to the prisoner and gave him the whisky and the change—he gave me 6
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I went to Dalston Police-station on the 4th—I was twice told to look and see if I could identify you—I did not see you then—a long time afterwards I was taken to Clerken-well, where I saw you with a number of others, and recognised you the first time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the coin on the cheffonier—the same boy came in again—I did not notice him at the time, and served him with half a quartern of rum, and he again gave me a coin wrapped in paper, which I put on the cheffonier beside the other, and gave him change—the two coins were left there till another child came in—Mr. Rogers is the landlord—we sometimes get sovereigns or half-sovereigns wrapped in paper when children come in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-90" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I gave three half-sovereigns to the constable—one I got from a boy who brought it for change, and the other two I took from the cheffonier.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HORRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 171). On 12th December about eight I went to the Grown and Anchor, where Mr. Rogers gave me three counterfeit half-sovereigns, which I gave to Thompson.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-92" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I received three half-sovereigns from the last witness—I produce them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-93" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DIDDAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On 30th January I was with Nash in Little Nelson Street, and saw the prisoner come down the street—I let him go past, and then went up and said "Your name is Bendigo," which name I knew him under—he said "No"—I said "I am going to take you in custody on suspicion of uttering counterfeit coin"—I got on one side of him and Nash on the other—he became very violent and threw himself down, and we had to obtain assistance of other constables till we got him to the station—there were four or five of us—at the station he was still more violent, three held him and I searched him—in his coat pocket we found five counterfeit half-crowns wrapped separately in paper—he said "You b—s—, you have put them there"—I had not done so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I saw you coming up Nelson Street at 1.30; I was behind a hoarding—you went past your house and came down to the bottom of the street again—it is a blind turning, and I waited for you about 50 yards off—you could have got rid of anything you wanted to—when I told you the charge you said "You have made a mistake"—you asked me what I had in my hand, and I held up my glove and my stick—your violence was in throwing yourself down—you did not attempt to strike me—you did not cry out to a man to come and feel in your pockets.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NASH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>). I was with Diddams when the prisoner was taken—he struggled—we got the assistance of some uniform constables and went to the station—we were in plain clothes—I saw Didums take five half-crowns from his left-hand coat pocket—I did not see him put them into the pocket—they were wrapped in paper—the</p>
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<p>prisoner said to Didums "What have you got in your hand?"—he said "I have nothing except my glove and stick," and he held up his left hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not cry out on the way to the station for a man to feel in your pocket—a man came to the station—you did not ask him to do so—just before we got to the station we had to get the assistance of the uniform constables.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Examiner of Coins to Her Majesty's Mint—these two half-sovereigns and five half-crowns are all bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-96" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DYSON</persName> </hi>. The prisoner was taken to Dalston Station, and boys were brought there to see if he was the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-98" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WALKDEN</persName> </hi>. I am seven years old—I live at 90, Francis Road, Dalston—on 19th November about 4 o'clock I was in Myddelton Road with George Mansfield, and the prisoner came up and asked me to go and get him half a quartern of gin, and gave me something like money wrapped in paper—I went to a public-house, asked for the gin, and gave the money to the lady and got the change, which I gave to the prisoner, who was standing where I had left him—he offered me a penny, but I would not take it—about 10 minutes afterwards I saw the prisoner again, and he asked me to get him a half-quartern of brandy, and gave me something like money in paper—I went to the same public-house, got the brandy from the same lady, who said that the half-sovereign was bad—I went out with the potman, but could not see the prisoner—I afterwards saw him at the station with a lot of men and picked him out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-99" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MANSFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, of 121, Queen's Road, Dalston—I was with Walkden and saw the prisoner offer him a penny, but he would not take it—he sent him for a half-quartern of gin and gave him something wrapped in paper—the prisoner came back in about 20 minutes and asked Walkden to get half a quartern of pale brandy—I went to the public-house with him, and when we came out the prisoner had gone—I saw him with a lot more the first Monday in January at Dalston Station and picked him out—I am sure he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-100" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CUTMER</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Myddelton Arms, Dalston—on 19th November Walkden came in for half a quartern of gin in a bottle, and gave me, as I supposed, a half-sovereign in paper, and I gave him the change, and put the coin on a shelf—about ten minutes after
<lb/>wards Walkden brought the same bottle which I had given him before, and asked for half a quartern of brandy, and gave me a half-sovereign wrapped in paper as before—I paid "This is a dark looking one, like the one you brought before"—I compared them, found them both bad, and gave them to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-101" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am 14 years old, and work at a baker's—on 26th November, about 7.15, I saw the prisoner outside St. Bartholomew's Hospital—he said "Go and get a quartern of rum in a bottle"—he gave me what I thought was a half-sovereign in paper, and told me to go to the Crown Tavern—I went there, and gave it to the landlord—he said something, and I went out in front of him, but could not see the prisoner</p>
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<p>—I picked him out at Dalston Station on January 1st from a dozen others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-102" type="surname" value="YORK"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-102" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK YORK</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Crown Tavern, West Smith-field—Martin brought me a bad half-sovereign in paper; I tried it with
<hi rend="italic">aqua fortis</hi>, and found it bad—I sent the boy out, and followed him—this is the coin; I gave it to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-103" type="surname" value="LINDLE"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-103" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST LINDLE</persName> </hi>. I am six years old—I was playing one evening out
<lb/>side the Trafalgar public-house, and the prisoner came up and said "Go and get me some gin"—he gave me a half-sovereign in paper—I went to the Trafalgar, and offered it to Mr. Arnold, who gave me something in a bottle and the change, and I gave them to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-104" type="surname" value="ARNOLD"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-104" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ARNOLD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Trafalgar public-house, Peckham—on 2nd September Tindal came in for a quartern of gin in a bottle, and gave me a supposed half-sovereign—I put it on a shelf, and gave him the change; I afterwards found it was bad, and gave it to the police—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-105" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES VINING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi>). On 2nd December Arnold gave me this half-sovereign—I took Tindal to Dalston Station, where he picked out the prisoner from seven or eight others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-106" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD NURSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer N</hi>). On 19th November I received these two bad half-sovereigns from Cutmer—they were marked in my presence—I took a description of the prisoner, and on January 4th I arrested him, and told him the charge—he said "All right"—I took him to the station, placed him with a dozen others, and he was picked out by different witnesses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four half-sovereigns are bad, and those passed to York and Arnold are from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of a like offence at this Court in July</hi>, 1884.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SMYTHE</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860208-269-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-269-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-109" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-109" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE ESSLAND</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Cock and Bottle, Cannon Street—on 29th January, about 7 p.m., the prisoner came in for some drink, which came to three halfpence, and gave me a bad florin; it bent easily—I gave it back to him; he gave me a good half-crown, and I gave him the change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-110" type="given" value="ANDREW HARRY"/>ANDREW HARRY ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Tubb and Louis, of the Portland Arms, West Smithfield—on 29th January, about 8.30 p.m., the prisoner came in for a pennyworth of gin and gave me a bad shilling—I broke a piece out of it—he said that he must have got it in change for a sovereign at the East End—I gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I passed it round to several persons in the bar, and kept you talking till a policeman came—you waited about five minutes, and had a pennyworth of tobacco afterwards, and gave me a good florin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SULLIVAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 245). I was called, and took the prisoner—I asked him how he accounted for the coin—he said that he got it in change for a sovereign in Whitechapel Road—I searched him at the station, and found two half-crowns, a shilling, a sixpence, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good—I received this shilling from Mr. Adams.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi> This shilling is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that the coin was given to him in change when he toot drunk.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-269-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE THOMPSON</hi> (61)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-115" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-115" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FARMER</persName> </hi>. I am a fruiterer—on 12th January, about 1 a.m., I heard the wooden shutter creak, and saw the prisoner there with a man, who ran away—I asked the prisoner what he was doing with the shutter—he said "Nothing"—I found it was pulled out from the slab three-quarters of an inch—I had seen it safe at 9.30 p.m.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 462). On 14th January, about 1 a.m., I was on duty in Old Street—Mr. Farmer called me across, and charged the prisoner with attempted burglary—he said that he had done nothing—I found the shutters moved about three-quarters of an inch—I found nothing on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that the prosecutor was standing at his shop door as he passed, and telling him that he was destitute, promised to give him</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">if he would wait, and that he waited till a policeman came, and was given in charge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ERNEST ANDERSON</hi> (18)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-271-18860208" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-271-18860208" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY GRITTY</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860208-271-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-271-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Rob
<lb/>bery with violence on
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-119" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-119" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860208-271-offence-1 t18860208-name-119"/>George Knight</persName>, and stealing 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-120" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-120" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at Enfield—on 9th Jan
<lb/>uary, about 9 o'clock, I was in Hampstead Road in a public-house—the two prisoners pulled me about and would not let me go out—I got out and went down Silver Street and they got hold of me and would not leave me alone—I had a half-sovereign and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and going down Fighting Cock Lane they pulled me about again and one hit me on one side and one on the other side and on my nose, mouth and ear, and I fell, and one of them put his hand in my pocket and took my money out—I met a policeman and told him—I saw the prisoners next day with eight men and picked them out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had a little drop of drink but was quite sober—I walked home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-121" type="surname" value="BUNTING"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-121" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUNTING</persName> </hi>. I am acting police sergeant at Enfield—on January 9th I was on duty in Fighting Cock Lane and saw the prisoners close to me—Anderson said to Gritty, "If the b—is there I will b—y well settle him"—I knew them by sight—I went about 100 yards farther towards the Wheat Sheaf and met Knight, who made a statement to me, and I went in search of the prisoners but could not find them that night—I went to the Ridgway Tavern on Sunday evening about a quarter to 8 and saw Anderson—Sergeant Kean took him in custody, and brought Gritty to the station the same Sunday evening, and Knight picked them out—Fighting Cock Lane is a lonely neighbourhood, there are fields on both sides.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-122" type="surname" value="KEAN"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-122" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL KEAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Sunday, January 10th, I took Gritty outside the Holly Bush and told him the charge—he said, "I will go with you, I am innocent"—going to the station he said, "Me and</p>
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<p>Anderson saw a man drunk in the road and before that we saw him at the Nag's Head"—about 8 the same evening I went to the Ridgway Tavern and took Anderson—I told him the charge; he said, "I have nothing to say, I know nothing about Gritty"—I wrote this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—it was read over to the prisoners and they marked it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Gritty says:</hi> "On Saturday night, the 9th instant, me and Anderson were going up Silver Street, and saw the prosecutor lying on the road drunk; we picked him up and took him up the street as far as the Wheatsheaf, Silver Street, and saw no more of him."
<hi rend="italic">Anderson says:</hi> "That is right."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-123" type="surname" value="BUNTING"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUNTING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I met Knight he was not sober but he was quite sensible—he could walk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860208-271-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-271-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18860208-271-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-271-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-271-18860208 t18860208-271-punishment-21"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH BRAY</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18860208-272-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860208-272-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-272-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860208-272-offence-1 t18860208-name-125"/>Annie Styles</persName> with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-126" type="surname" value="STYLES"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-126" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE STYLES</persName> </hi>. I did live at 53, Pembroke Street, Islington, but not now—I know the defendant by sight—I saw her about 12 or 12.30 on January 8th at Station Road, Highbury, quarrelling with a woman—I said, "Don't interfere with that little woman"—she turned round with a bottle of beer in her hand—I warded off the blow and the bottle fell on the pavement and smashed in pieces, and she took a piece of it and put it in her mouth and carried it as far as Park Street, which I had to pass going home, and took the piece of glass out of her mouth and said, "I am an Irish girl"—as I was speaking to a gentleman she hit me with the glass over my eye and cut my cheek—I struggled with her against the shutters, but that is all I remember—I had had no quarrel with her before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-127" type="surname" value="WARRENNER"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-127" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WARRENNER</persName> </hi>. I am a cabman—on January 8th, about 12.45 a.m., I was outside the Cock at Highbury and saw the prosecutrix and prisoner smacking each other's faces—the prisoner had a quart ale bottle which got broken in the struggle, and the prisoner picked the bottom part up and walked as far as Park Street with it in her hand—the prosecutrix walked that way as well, and all of a sudden the prisoner rushed at her and cut her over the eye with the glass, and she fell—the prisoner ran up Park Street, and I caught her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know what they were quarrelling about, it may have been about me—I never saw them before, but I stood drink to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-128" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-128" type="surname" value="NEWTON"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-128" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA NEWTON</persName> </hi>. On 8th January, about 12.30 a.m., I was in Park Street, and saw the prisoner strike the prosecutrix with a piece of a bottle somewhere about the eye—she poured with blood, but did not fall—a policeman separated them—I actually saw the glass in her hand, and called out to the prosecutrix that she was going to hit her with something in her hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard the prisoner say that the prosecutrix had knocked a bottle out of her hand and smashed it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-129" type="surname" value="BUCKLE"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-129" type="given" value="FRANCIS JOHN"/>FRANCIS JOHN BUCKLE</persName> </hi>, B.M. I live at 32, Canonbury Square—on 8th January the prosecutrix was brought to my surgery, suffering from a long, lacerated wound in the inner corner of her right eye—it was not very deep—the bottom of a bottle would produce it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I examined the wound yesterday, it has healed—I cannot say whether it is necessary for her to wear that black bandage, as she has not been under my care lately.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-130" type="surname" value="CHANDLER"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-130" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHANDLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 425). On 8th January I was on duty in Upper Street, heard cries, and saw the prosecutrix bleeding from her right cheek—the prisoner's face was covered with blood too—they were both under the influence of drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner said that the prosecutrix had struck her and knocked her bottle out of her hand, but denied striking the prose
<lb/>cutrix with it—I cannot swear that there was not a cut over the prisoner's eye.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not ask for a doctor at the station, and none was called.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-131" type="surname" value="VENNING"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-131" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES VENNING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector N</hi>). I was on duty at the station when the prisoner was brought in; she was bleeding from a cut over her left eye—I asked her how it was occasioned—she said that the prose
<lb/>cutrix had struck her first—she did not say what with, but I understood that it was done with her fist—the prosecutrix was suffering from a wound under her eye, and charged the prisoner with assaulting her—the prisoner said "She struck me first, and I struck her in self-defence"—they were both under the influence of drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She said she did not strike the prosecutrix inten
<lb/>tionally with the glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was not exactly that—she said "I did not mean to strike her in the face."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860208-272-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-272-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GIBSON</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18860208-273-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860208-273-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-273-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860208-273-offence-1 t18860208-name-133"/>William Green</persName>, and stealing five bottles of brandy, cigars, and other articles, his property, and a bag, a coat, and hat, the property of
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-134" type="surname" value="FRANKLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-134" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860208-273-offence-1 t18860208-name-134"/>Charles Franklin</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-135" type="surname" value="FRANKLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-135" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FRANKLIN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to William Green, of the Builders' Arms, Hammersmith—on January 5th, about 12.30 a.m., I locked up the premises—I came down at 7 next morning, and found the bagatelle window open, and a pair of steps placed against the wall under the window—I missed from the bar five bottles of brandy, two of whisky, 11 boxes of cigars, some tobacco, and other property, which I found in a black bag, placed close to the outer door, ready for removal—I went into the bar, and found the prisoner asleep with a half-pint tumbler of neat gin in front of him—I asked him what he was doing—he said "There are two others here"—I said "You will stay there," and fetched a constable—the police showed me the prisoner's under-coat at the station, it belonged to me—I saw some tobacco and cigars found in his pocket; I sell similar tobacco and cigars.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-136" type="surname" value="COULSON"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-136" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COULSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner, he said "Look after my two mates, do not let me suffer for the lot"—he said at the station "It was half-past one when I broke into the house."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not break into the house, I went in at the front door; I was there all day playing at bagatelle, and some chaps said "Come along, I know where to get some gin;" I went with them and had some, and slept till the next morning.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18860208-273-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18860208-273-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-273-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He than</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Hammersmith on June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18860208-273-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-273-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-273-18860208 t18860208-273-punishment-22"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-274-18860208" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MURPHY</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18860208-274-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860208-274-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-274-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18860208-name-138" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-138" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860208-274-offence-1 t18860208-name-138"/>William George White</persName>, and stealing one necklet, one locket, one scarf
<lb/>pin, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WELLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-139" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-139" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. Fisher, of 108, Strand—on Sunday, January 7th, I left my house about 10.45, and looked it up, leaving everything safe, and no one there—I returned at 11.45, got in with a latch-key, and found the parlour door broken open, and a desk taken off the drawers, and forced open, and I missed 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of it, and some picture cord, and a gold ring with a stone out—I have not seen them since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-140" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-140" type="surname" value="FOWLER"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-140" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE FOWLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Union Street, Pimlico—on the night of 17th January I was at my father's door about 10 o'clock, right opposite where this robbery took place, and saw two men come out of Mr. White's front door—I can't say whether they were carrying anything, as it was so dark.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-141" type="surname" value="FIELDER"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-141" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FIELDER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Chester, a pawnbroker, of 48, Stanhope Street—I produce a coat pledged for 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on January 22nd.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-142" type="surname" value="PUGSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PUGSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 21st January I took the prisoner, he was wearing this chain, attached to a watch ease—I searched his house and found some portions of a broken silver bangle—he was charged with burglary, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-143" type="surname" value="WITHERS"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-143" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT WITHERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I found this jemmy at the prisoner's house; I compared it with marks at the prosecutor's house on two parlour doors, and in the first floor bedroom, and it corresponded exactly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The police have never been able to discover a jimmy manufactory; I do not know that they are made by hundreds in Birming
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. G. WHITE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This chain it mine, and so is this bangle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The total value of what I lost is 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this chain is brass; I bought it of a friend—you can buy them by hundreds in Petticoat Lane—the bangle is silver—I identify it because it has been mended with solder in the middle—I used to wear a pencil on this chain; it dropped off, and the ring remains.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 10
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-165" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER PLAISTOW</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Cadiz Street, Stepney—the prisoner is the landlord of that house—he had a wife named Jessie, she lived there with him—on Saturday, 9th January, between 8 and half-past, I was upstairs with my mother and heard Mrs. Smith come in—shortly after that I heard Mr. Smith say, "I want that big lamp"—she said, "You shan't have it"—he said he would have it—we then heard a noise like struggling, and after that they went downstairs into the basement, and soon after that I heard screaming against the kitchen door—I went down, and when I got down there I saw Mrs. Smith standing in flames between the kitchen door and the yard door—the prisoner was standing inside the kitchen door about five or six feet from her—I saw the large lamp broken on the floor, the wick was burning—the prisoner had a small lamp in his hand, and as I got down he threw it at her and said, "Take that"—I screamed up to my mother that the house was on fire—she came down and I ran into the street and screamed "Fire"—I did not go back again—the prisoner went into the kitchen and did not in any way try to put out the flames or help his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not seen the prisoner before that day—he was very drunk then—the pieces of the large lamp and the burning wick were lying at Mrs. Smith's feet, and part of the floor was burning close to her—the small lamp was a common penny paraffin lamp.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-166" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-166" type="surname" value="PLAISTOW"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-166" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE PLAISTOW</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at prisoner's house, 5, Cadiz Street, Stepney—it is a three roomed house, the basement, ground floor, and my room upstairs—on Saturday night, 9th January, I was sitting in my room with my daughter and Mrs. Smith called up for a light from the ground floor—I sent my little boy down with a piece of lighted candle, and he remained down there—after that I heard Mr. Smith come up from the kitchen and say he would have the large lamp; she said he should not have it—I heard her say again that he should not have it, that he had two small lamps down in the Kitchen, and that was light enough for him—I then heard Mr. Smith go down the kitchen stairs, Mrs. Smith followed him; he said, "You shan't have it, I will have it"—about five minutes after that I heard Mrs. Smith screaming and sent my daughter down; she screamed "Mother, come down"—I went into the basement and saw Mrs. Smith in flames standing between the kitchen door and the yard door, she was screaming; the prisoner was standing close to her looking at her—as I stood there he had the small lamp in his hand, and he threw it at her and said, "Take that"—I couldn't say where it struck her or whether it struck her at all; she was then in flames, and I saw the remains of the large lamp at her feet—I then went away, and Mr. Calvert, a friend of mine, came down; I handed him a pail of water from my room, I couldn't find rugs; another pailful was handed in from the street door and the flames were put out—the prisoner did nothing to put the flames out, he was much the worse for drink—I had seen him earlier in the day, between 2 and 3 o'clock, he was very drunk then; he came home about a quarter past 2 in the afternoon, as far as I know he didn't go out again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He remained indoors drinking rum the whole time—I can't say whether he took the large lamp out of her hand and went down-stairs and she followed him, I didn't see him do it—I visited the deceased at the hospital twice on Saturday evening and twice on Sunday evening;</p>
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<p>I did not speak to her about this matter, she was too ill—I gave my evi
<lb/>dence at the Coroner's inquest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-167" type="surname" value="PLAISTOW"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PLAISTOW</persName> </hi>. I am seven years old, and live with my mother—on this Saturday night I was in the parlour on the ground floor, my mother had given me a piece of candle—I opened the door for Mrs. Smith, and she ht the big lamp from the candle—the prisoner then came up from the kitchen into the parlour and said he should have the lamp, and Mrs. Smith said he should not—he went back into the kitchen and came back with two little lamps and threw them at her and said "Take that"—when Mrs. Smith said "You shan't have it" he took it away from her and threw it at her—they went downstairs to the kitchen floor, I don't know which went first, he had got the lamp in his hand and he threw it at her, he was then between the kitchen door and the yard door; I saw it, I am quite sure about it—after that he went into the kitchen and got the two little lamps—I screamed up to my mother and my sister came down; Mrs. Smith was in flames.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My sister saw one of the lamps thrown and my mother one—he had the lamp at the bottom of the stairs, and she said "I will have the lamp," and snatched at it, and they each tried to get hold of it; he said "Take that" when he threw the little lamp at her—he got as far as the kitchen door, and then threw it at her with one hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-168" type="surname" value="CALVERT"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-168" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CALVERT</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller, and live at 1, Liddiard Street, Stepney—on 9th January I called to see Mrs. plaistow at 5, Cadiz Street—I was there about five o'clock—her daughter was there—I saw the little bay leave the room and go downstairs with a light to give Mrs. Smith—I heard the street-door open, and soon after that I heard a jangling between Mr. and Mrs. Smith about a lamp—Mrs. Smith said "My daughter made me a present of this; you have two lamps in the kitchen, they are enough for you—I then heard them go downstairs—about a quarter of an hour or 20 minutes after that I heard a kind of a shriek—the daughter went down, and she screamed up "Mother, mother, come down, the house is on fire"—the mother then went down—the boy had not come back, he remained down there—I then went down into the basement and saw the deceased in flames—a pail of water was obtained, and I threw it on her and put the fire out—I then went into the kitchen, and saw the prisoner sitting in a chair in front of the fire; he did not speak to me, he appeared to be intoxicated—the deceased had then been carried upstairs by Mr. Steele.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-169" type="surname" value="STEELE"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEELE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 10, Cadiz Street—on 9th January, about half-past eight, I was in my room, and heard cries of "Help" and "Fire"—I went to No. 5, that is a little to the right of my house, and saw Mrs. Smith lying in the passage with her shawl on and her clothes smouldering—I carried her on to the ground floor, and sent for a cab—I saw the prisoner standing at the kitchen door with a little lamp in his hand—I said "You ought to be ashamed of yourself, Mr. Smith"—he made use of some expressions, and said "Serve her right"—he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was very much the worse for liquor—I know him very well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-170" type="surname" value="GUOLD"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-170" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GUOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On Saturday, the 9th, about 12 at night, I went to 5, Cadiz Street with Detective Payne—I saw the prisoner lying on a bed in the basement, fully dressed—I shook him up, and told him</p>
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<p>we were police officers, and we should take him into custody for causing bodily harm to his wife by throwing an ignited lamp at her—he made no answer—I then cautioned him in the usual way—I told him that if he made any statement in answer to the charge it might be used as evidence against him on his trial—he said nothing to that—on the way to the station he said "How is she?"—I said "I don't know"—he said "A b—good job if she dies"—he was recovering from the effects of drink—on Monday morning between 9 and 10 he was charged with causing her death (at that time she had died)—he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-171" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PAYNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I went to 5, Cadiz Street after this occurrence—I found there a Paisley shawl, a black body, skirt, and other articles of female apparel, more or less burnt, saturated with water and paraffin—in the room I found the top of a small lamp, and in the passage of the basement I found a piece of cotton wick—between the yard door and the kitchen door I saw pieces of broken glass on the passage floor—on the dustheap, I found two pieces of the large-lamp, the stand, and a piece of the globe—upstairs in Mrs. Plaistow's room I found a small lamp, the top of the big lamp, and the wick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Such lamps are very much used at the East End—this would hold between a quarter and half a pint of paraffin oil—the small lamp was not broken; not the glass part—I examined the premises with Gould; there was no trace of paraffin on the walls of the passage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The whole of the dress was saturated with paraffin, but more on the shawl and body.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-172" type="surname" value="GODFREY"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-172" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM GODFREY</persName> </hi>, M.H.O.S. I was house surgeon at the London Hospital on Saturday night, 9th January—the deceased was brought there about 8.30; she was suffering from external burns in the face, neck, both arms, and mouth—the clothing was burnt and also damp, and smelling of paraffin—everything was gone for her that could be done, but she expired on Sunday evening at 6.20—a post-mortem examination was made—the cause of death was the result of shock from the burns.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-173" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-173" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-173" type="given" value="LIZZIE"/>LIZZIE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter, and am 24 years of age; ours was a three-roomed house—I went to the hospital on the Saturday night, just after 11 o'clock, and stayed till 4.30 on the Sunday afternoon—in the morning my father was brought there, and a Magistrate came—I did not hear her make any statement then—I was taken away from the bedside—I came back afterwards—I know the three lamps; I gave the large one to my mother—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are bits of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw my mother at the hospital immediately after she was admitted, and I asked her twice how it was done—I was examined before the Coroner; I told them what she had said—she did not say any
<lb/>thing to me indicating that she was expecting to die.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-174" type="surname" value="GODFREY"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-174" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM GODFREY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The deceased said nothing to indicate that she thought she should not get over it—I think she was in too bad a condition to know her own state—on the Saturday evening I was able to address questions to her with regard to her state, and she answered me, but I don't think she had any idea of the danger she was in at that time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of manslaughter.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-281-18860208 t18860208-281-punishment-30"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDNEY HERBERT CRONMIRE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">alias</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT HARRI
<lb/>SON</hi> </rs> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t18860208-282-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, converting the proceeds to his own use.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. KEMP</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES MATHEWS</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-176" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-176" type="given" value="ROBERT HENRY"/>ROBERT HENRY WARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 111, Cromwell Road, South Ken
<lb/>sington, and at Knowle Hall, Bridgewater—I am a private gentleman—I saw this advertisement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi>, answered it, and received this book, which I read, and after having some other transactions with the defendant I wrote this letter to him on November 2nd enclosing this cheque for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it is my firm conviction that I wrote these figures "91"—I never had a doubt of it till the Magistrate raised it, and nothing had transpired in my mind to make me believe that there was any other figure than "91," the "91" has been altered to "90"—I have the counterfoil of the cheque here—the amount was made up thus: 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for every 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for cover, and one-sixteenth for commission, namely 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I drew the cheque at the time I wrote the letter; I filled up the counterfoil first—refreshing my memory by the counterfoil, I am under the impression that I put "91" in the letter, but I cannot say farther than that—I received this receipt for the cheque—the stock was 90 3/4 to 91 on the 2nd when I wrote the letter, and I saw printed on the 6th the business in the house of the 5th marked "Done 90 3/4 to 91"—on November 3rd when he defendant received the letter the stock was at 91 1/4, and on November 5th 90 3/4 to 91, the same as it was on the 2nd—I did not receive any memorandum or sold note, and on 11th November I sent this telegram: "Have you bought British at 91?"—I received a telegram in reply: "Opened British at 92 1/2"—I had not given instructions for that—next day I received a sold note for 16,000 British at 92 1/2, upon which I came up to London, went to the office, saw Mr. Scott, the defendant's manager, and repudiated that contract—it was ultimately withdrawn—I never received a contract note with regard to that stock, nor have I bad infor
<lb/>mation from the defendant that such a contract has been entered into—I have received the cheque for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. back through my bankers, but have received no consideration for it—I was at the police-court on each hearing—I saw all my letters in Court—I remember a letter being called for at the final hearing, and notice to produce being admitted—the letter was not then produced, and I gave my recollection of it—I was cross-examined as to my recollection of it, and in answer to an observation of yours the Counsel on the other side then produced it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP</hi>. If I had seen nothing but this letter without my counterfoil I should not have believed that I wrote this "90" because at the time I was challenged about it I had not examined the counterfoil l—supposing I had nothing to refresh my memory with, I should be very doubtful about the "0" of the "90" being in my writing because I knew it was impossible to buy the stock at "90"—if my "1" has been altered to "0" it is very well altered—I will not swear that the "0" is not written precisely with the same coloured ink, and apparently at the same time, the down stroke making a slight curve—I have great doubts in my mind about it—this was not a speculative matter, I intended to take up these</p>
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<p>2,000 stock on the account day, but I sent
<hi rend="italic">cover</hi> because that was the man's rule—I put two lines across the cheque, but I did not put "and Co"—I frequently put the two lines, and my cheques are paid—that question has been raised before and has been decided, the two lines are simply a matter of form.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-177" type="surname" value="OUTRAM"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-177" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT OUTRAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 30th November I served a summons on the defendant in the street in the City, he said it was simply a matter of account, a speculative matter, the charge was the same as it is now—he appeared on October 7th, and was remanded, and on the second occasion he failed to appear, and a warrant was issued—I traced him to Spain, another warrant was issued, and on the 28th I saw him in prison in Madrid, and read the warrant to him; he said "It is simply a matter of account, Outram, a speculative account; do all you can to get me out of here, and I will return to England; do all you can to save waiting for the extradition papers"—on January 5th I received an order from the civil governor of Spain, brought the prisoner to this country, and he was charged at the police-station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-178" type="surname" value="BEALE"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-178" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BEALE</persName> </hi>. I am the solicitor for the prosecution, and also to the official receiver in the defendant's bankruptcy—I received the defendant's books from the official receiver—this is the counterfoil book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on 11th November I found a counterfoil for 16,000 British at 92 1/2—I can't find any counterfoil relating to a transaction for 2,000 North British, or any trace of such a transaction—I have received no information from the defendant which enabled me to trace such a bargain, and I have searched all his books.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-179" type="surname" value="APLIN"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-179" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM APLIN</persName> </hi>. I was till very recently a clerk in the Threadneedle Street Branch of the City Bank—Sidney Herbert Cronmire Had an account there; here is a paying-in slip on 3rd November, and a cheque for 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the London Provincial Bank, South Kensington, which was paid in to Mr. Cronmire's account; it is stamped by us—I do not know whether the account is closed yet, but there was a balance of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to his credit on 14th November.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEM</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the Jury. The defendant was not "entrusted with money with a direction in writing to apply and pay the same;" it was sent, not in part payment for the shares, but for "cover and commission," and therefore the defendant had a right to pay it in to his bank. It was true that the defendant ought to have bought the shares at</hi> 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> 91
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">if he could, but if the figure was</hi> 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">he never could do so, and even if it was</hi> 91
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">he could not do it "on the morrow, Tuesday" as directed, and he had no direction to do it on the Wednesday. By not return
<lb/>ing the money he had committed a breach of contract, but that was not a criminal matter. The case of Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Christian, relied upon</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">did not apply, as the prosecutor had not sent the cheque in part payment for the shares, but to hold as cover against the transaction of the morrow, and as commission if he purchased; and the direction was not for the benefit of the prosecutor, but of the defendant, as the cover was for his protection; the commission was to be earned by him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the case of Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Christian was on all fours with this case. A cheque was sent, and on the following day, supposing the stock was at</hi> 91,
<hi rend="italic">it would have been the defendant's duty to purchase it; but if he allowed the day to pass without doing so, and paid the cheque into his</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">bank, and spent the proceeds, that would be a misappropriation, as it was his duty either to do the business or to return the cheque, and he had done neither.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">having consulted</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE DENMAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">considered that the case ought to go to the Jury.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860208-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-180" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-180" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a stock and share dealer—I was formerly manager for the prisoner—I received this letter of November 2nd—I do not think Mr. Harrison (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>) was there when it came—he occasionally; did not arrive till after the letters came, and I had authority to open them—I opened it, and paid the cheque into the bank; I endorsed it; he never saw it—I have no doubt that the letter is in the same state now as when I received it—"91" has not been turned into "90"—I have seen a great many "0's" by Mr. Ward, and I say that it has not—the defendant never saw this letter in the office, but he may have seen it in Court—he probably came to the office next day, but I did not always show him the letters and documents which I received, and I did not on this occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not make a memorandum in a book when I received the letter—we should acknowledge the cheque, and if we could not do the Stock we should tell him so; we should do it on the first, opportunity; I do not say that we did so in this case, but in all proba
<lb/>bility—I never made any entry in any book with regard to this transac
<lb/>tion—I entered into no bargain with regard to the 21
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—we had other orders from Mr. Ward; we had two other cheques for 85
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, and on 29th October we had instructions to buy 8,000 Brighton A's—I do not know what was done an to that; I did not do the business—when we enter into a transaction with a jobber I, not being broker, should not make the entry; a bargain book would be kept by the authorised broker or his clerk; I should only be called to make out the contract, note—I believe the defendant is a stockbroker; I have seen his certi
<lb/>ficate—I made no bargain in reference to the 8,000; it rested with him; it would be his duty—two or three books were kept; they were all the same colour—I should possibly be able to find this transaction—Mr. Cronmire would enter it in a book—I made a contract for 16,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. accord
<lb/>ing to his directions, but I did not purchase it; he did that with the two sums he received, 170
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Mr. Ward has had 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of that on account of what is owing—on 11th November I represented to Mr. Ward that I had sold 16,000 Brighton Shares at 973/8; that would give him a profit of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I did not do that bargain at all; it rested with Mr. Cronmire; I only made the contract for it—I remember this letter coming on November 3rd—Mr. Cronmire was in the office that day in all pro
<lb/>bability—it was his duty to make the purchases; he would want to know what cheques came to hand before making purchases—he drew cheques on the City Bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not draw cheques in his name, but I endorsed cheques by his authority—I should not like to swear that I communi
<lb/>cated to him what cheques I had paid in, but in all probability I did tell him that a cheque had arrived—the letter would go in a box with the others—he very seldom looked at letters when he came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. There was no other clerk.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. CLARK</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-184" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>REV. THOMAS REGAN</persName> </hi>. I am Administrator and Parish Priest of St. C—Church, Fitzroy Square—by virtue of my office I caused some repairs to be done to the schools, and became indebted to the builder in 96
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—a committee was formed about October last to collect the money and liquidate the debt—the prisoner had been attending the services of the church for about three months, and apparently took considerable interest in the schools—he was elected hon. Secretary and treasurer to the committee, and was appointed to receive subscrip
<lb/>tions and instructed to pay to the builder all that he received—I never authorised him to sign my name to any cheques or to endorse them—the endorsement "T." or "J. Regan" to this cheque, is not mine, nor an imitation of my signature—there is no writing of mine on it, and I did not know of it being received—not a farthing of the debt due to the builder has been paid by the prisoner—on December 24th Mr. Brandon made a communication to me, and on December 27th I received the letter from the prisoner—I had been in communication with him. (
<hi rend="italic">This was written from Dorchester, acknowledging the witness's letter of the day before and expressing regret at having caused so much unpleasantness by his careless
<lb/>ness, stating that he should be in town on Friday, and requesting the witness not to take any extreme measures, and offering to send a</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">share in, a company at a security.</hi>) I answered to that address, consulted with the committee, and a warrant was applied for at Dorchester—after the prisoner's arrest I received another letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I paid the builder 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I borrowed the money—the 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was over and above the estimate—Captain Gordon was chairman of the committee—I received one cheque and endorsed it in the prisoner's presence and handed it to him—I have said "Perhaps I should not have complained of his writing my name on the back of a cheque if he had paid the money to the builder"—he told me that he was going to, Dorchester, and I have his address—I have said "If he had handed over the money to the builder and had endorsed my name without my authority, I cannot say whether I should have prosecuted him or not; I, am willing to receive the money the prisoner collected"—I was willing enough then certainly—there have been no negotiations with me with regard to any settlement of this matter, nor did I instigate any one to do it—this letter was the first intimation of Mr. Wontner having money from the prisoner's friends—if he had put the cheque before me I should have endorsed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If he had endorsed the cheque and paid it to the builder I should not have complained—I have had no negotiations as to the payment of money by the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I had a conversation with the prisoner before</p>
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<p>Christmas—I expected the whole amount to be paid to the builder before Christmas day, and was disappointed that it was not, and spoke to him before he went to Dorchester, and he promised to pay before Christmas—the committee left it to his discretion how he was to collect the subscriptions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I asked him why the builder was not paid, as I had received a communication from the builder—he said that he had to see the builder that morning, and I waited some time and did not see him, and he would pay him on Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-185" type="given" value="RICHARD ALFRED"/>RICHARD ALFRED BRANGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a member of Father Regan's congregation and of the committee—I sent this cheque to the prisoner, and a letter, stating that I sent it for liquidating the debt of 96
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—that was paid by my bankers—it was a subscription from myself.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was left, of which I have not been paid a farthing—I saw the prisoner at the end of October or the beginning of November, and he told me that a committee was formed and he was the secretary, and he promised to send to me in a fortnight or three weeks—not hearing from him, I wrote to Father Regan, and then received a letter from the prisoner, but did not see him afterwards—he called on the Saturday before Christmas, but I did not see him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account—neither Father Regan or the prisoner told me that he was treasurer as well as secretary—since he has been in custody Father Regan has paid me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM CLITHER"/>WILLIAM CLITHER GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Langham Hotel, Limited—in the beginning of October I was present at the meeting to collect funds to pay off the debt on these schools—the prisoner introduced himself to me there, and he was appointed hon secretary, and asked to collect the money, which he agreed to do, but we did not call him treasurer—the money was to be collected with the utmost dispatch to relieve Father Regan's difficulty—after he had collected a certain amount I told him the best thing he could do was to meet me at the Langham, and we would go up and see the builder—this cheque is dated October 29th—he came to me about that date to talk about the matter, and asked if I would cash a cheque for him, and I told my cashier to give him the money—I had not my glasses on—I saw that it was endorsed, but did not notice the name—it was as it is now—we went to the builder together a little before the date of this cheque, as I knew more of the business than the prisoner, but the builder was not at home; we waited an hour, and the prisoner said he would call and see him next day—I said "Very well, I shall not have time"—he told me that he had between 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in hand—there was nothing to prevent his paying that to the builder—I saw him twice afterwards—he said that the builder had written to him and wanted the remainder of his account, and he had paid him 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and the builder had written to him asking for the balance, and he said that the contributions were coming in very slowly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met Mr. Toomey there—he was one of the committee—if he has sworn that the prisoner was appointed treasurer, that is not untrue, a man who has charge of money is a treasurer—the distinction between a collector of money and a treasurer is, that one man</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. has been paid in respect of this 47
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; that includes a two-guinea cheque—that is the only cheque I handed to the prisoner—a month or six weeks before I went on my holiday I pro
<lb/>posed to go and see the builder and get a big discount off—he did not say that if the subscriptions came in as promised there was enough to pay cash—I never had an account from him of the money he received—I have met the drawer of the eight-guinea cheque; he did not say that it was for this very money, but the impression left on my mind was that it was a subscription of that gentleman for extras on the building account—this "J. Regan" is very much like I make my T's, they are more like J's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not write well—I had no idea that any money had been paid to the builder till this matter cropped up—the prisoner was appointed to collect the money and dispose of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-188" type="given" value="RICHARD ALFRED"/>RICHARD ALFRED BRANGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I drew the cheque—it is "Pay T. Regan, Esq."—I knew that his name was Thomas—I put "Esqre." though he is a priest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-189" type="given" value="MICHAEL EUGENE"/>MICHAEL EUGENE TOOMEY</persName> </hi>. I am a dentist, of Rathbone Place, and a member of Father Regan's congregation and of this committee—the prisoner was appointed as secretary and to collect subscriptions—I called him treasurer at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should say that he was treasurer—he was appointed to collect subscriptions and see the builder—Captain Gordon asked him that question.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I went to Dorchester, and received the prisoner from the police there—I read the warrant to him; he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. N. ABRAHAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-197" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HILL</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer and tobacconist at 43, Barbican—about the end of November the prisoner came and asked if I would receive a few letters for him for a few days till he got suitable offices ready in the neighbourhood—I arranged to do so, and he agreed to pay me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he said there would not be many, about two or four a day—he paid me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in advance—he wrote this name, "Jules Maloche," on a piece of paper—after that he fetched letters, one or two, or at most four or five a day—they were all foreign, some from Paris, some from Belgium—in the last week of December one or two letters were returned from abroad, and they contained my address printed on the heading of the envelope—I asked the prisoner why he had had my address printed, as I had given him no consent—he treated it as a slight matter, and said it was only to save the Post-office authorities the trouble of opening them—he continued to call till Thursday, the last day of December—he ceased then, because I told him I would not receive any after the Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say if he told me at any time that his name was Maloche; I cannot remember that he ever did or that he did not—I have had no charge brought against me by the police in this matter—I know no interpreters—I did not see the prisoner open any of the foreign letters—the only one he opened was one I wrote, which I gave him with two others: there was no post-mark or stamp on it—he seemed as if he did not understand what it really was—previous to that I had told him I objected to having my address printed without my consent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was never accompanied by a man when he came—he once came with a little girl—the letter he opened was addressed "J. Maloche."</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-198" type="given" value="EDWARD DE"/>EDWARD DE GREVE</persName> </hi>. I am a flax merchant in business with my father at Eclos in Belgium—a person giving the name of Brocart came twice to me in July—I saw him again afterwards at Blankenberg—I did not do business with him—I received this letter signed "J. Maloche," 7th December, and these others on the dates mentioned—in pursuance of the order contained in this letter I sent 18 bales of flax to England to the address J. Maloche, Great Eastern Railway Company's station, Liverpool Street, and the delivery order I afterwards sent to 43, Barbican—I was never paid for these goods—I came to London with my father, and went direct to 43, Barbican, where we found no office—we went to the Great Eastern Railway Company, Liverpool Street; we found no warehouse there belonging to Maloche—I was asked to send 150 bales in all, but only sent the 18—I sent those because I believed it was a good firm, and I thought No. 43, Barbican was a great house, and that he had a ware-house at the Great Eastern Railway, Liverpool Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Brocart was not very tall, a little yellow in the face, with a black beard to the jaw, carried along the jaw with the moustache to the side of the face—I never knew the name of Maloche before these transactions—I obtained references as to Maloche after I had sent the goods—we generally only do business in Belgium—I should not think Maloche was a Belgian—in Belgium the railway companies receive goods for their customers in their warehouses—I have never sent goods to such a warehouse there—I wrote to Maloche asking for payment—the merchandise was sold to be paid cash—I do not know the handwriting of that letter of the 12th—I think I have had five in that writing—when</p>
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<p>I received the fifth I knew it was from Maloche—I think this is the same writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a letter said to have been received by the prisoner in prison.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After we sent the merchandise we wrote for references.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-199" type="given" value="HARRY GERALS"/>HARRY GERALS ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and a member of the firm of Michael Abrahams, Son, and Co.—I am thoroughly conversant with the French language, and I produce copies of translations which I have made of these letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a member of the firm who are prosecuting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-200" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-200" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-200" type="given" value="THOMAS JOHN"/>THOMAS JOHN REED</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Ezekiel Bull, van proprietor, Aldgate—on 30th December the prisoner called with another gentleman; they both spoke English—they said they wanted a van to bring 18 bales of flax from Liverpool Street to Euston—I asked them if they had a place of business—they said no, they were French, and had no place of business in London—the prisoner gave the name of Smith—the prisoner and the other man left, and I sent off a pair-horse van—I saw the prisoner again on 18th January alone; he asked me if he could see the carman, as one of the bates of flax was damaged—I said he was not there; I had only taken him on as an extra man, and he had been discharged—he did not say where they had been taken to.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember particularly what the other gentle
<lb/>man said to me—I remember nothing that he said to me—he spoke to me in English—he said they would want some more stuff carted—he was a short gentleman with whiskers and a clean shaven chin, about 35 or 40 years of age—a Frenchman, rather slim—he was the man that paid me.</p>
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<persName id="t18860208-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-201" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-201" type="surname" value="THEYNE"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-201" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK THEYNE</persName> </hi>. I am a delivery clerk at the Great Eastern Rail
<lb/>way Station, Bishopsgate Street—no person named Malche has any office there—I saw the prisoner alone on 30th December when he produced this delivery order for 18 bales of flax—I gave him this order on the fore
<lb/>man to obtain the 18 bales—he wrote the name of J. Maloche on the back of it—he subsequently signed the same name in my book, which I produce—he paid 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the freight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Maloche was the name in which the goods were con
<lb/>signed—without that name he would not have got them—I come in contact with interpreters sometimes; they frequently act for foreign merchants in the business they have to do.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not say he was an interpreter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-202" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-202" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-202" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a checker at the Great Eastern Station, Bishops-gate Street—on 30th December the prisoner handed this order to the foreman, and the foreman to me—he had no van at first; he went and fetched Bull's van, and I then helped him to load it, and put the things on—I then took him to the inquiry office to sign the book—only the carman was with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-203" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860208-name-203" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a checker at the Great Northern Railway, King's Cross—on 30th December the prisoner came with a short, dark foreign-looking man, and asked me if we accepted goods for Hull—I said "Yes," and instructed him where to back the van, and he went and told the carman where to back it—I directed the prisoner to go to Mr. Graves for a consignment note—he afterwards brought it to me—I did not see him sign it; I found it signed in the name of A. Durand—the goods were then transferred to the truck, and went off by the next train that</p>
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<p>night to Hull—the other man said in fair English that he was going to Hull that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The other man was short and dark, with moustache and whiskers; not very stout, below the middle height—he said "I shall be going to Hull to-night; will the goods be there in the morning?"—I did not say he was a Frenchman, but a foreign-looking man.</p>
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<persName id="t18860208-name-204" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-204" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-204" type="surname" value="GRAVES"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-204" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GRAVES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Great Northern Railway, King's Cross—on 30th December, 1885, the prisoner came to my office and asked me to book a consignment of flax in the name of A. Durand, 18, Fenchurch Street—he signed this in my presence—I knew the prisoner at Southampton as an interpreter, what is called a
<hi rend="italic">land shrimp</hi>; one who meets persons coming off ships, and does their business for them—I have not seen him since till I did so at Guildhall—he did not mention then that he was acting as interpreter, I did not know he was one—I did not call him by name—I simply dealt with him in the ordinary course of business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It might be 12 or 13 years since he was acting as
<hi rend="italic">land shrimp.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUKE</hi>. I do not know if he was in the service of the Royal Mail Company or not.</p>
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<persName id="t18860208-name-205" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860208-name-205" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-205" type="surname" value="HANSON"/>
<interp inst="t18860208-name-205" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HANSON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Corrie, Hanson, and Co., flax merchants and commission agents at Hull, which is a recognised market for flax—I first saw the prisoner on the 31st December last year accompanied by a Frenchman whom he introduced as Mr. Durand, flax merchant from Lille, who had 18 bales of flax that he had sold to some one in London, but hearing that the man in London was not so good as he anticipated he came to London, and had brought the flax to Hull to sell it or get some one to sell it for him—I was asked to sell it—the other man only spoke to the prisoner, who interpreted—it was about 3.30 or 3.15—I said I could do nothing that night until I had seen the flax itself—they came again next morning—I went across to the railway, Mr. Durand produced the railway receipt, and showed it to the railway com
<lb/>pany—I inspected the flax—the letter "M" was on the bales, I think—I asked the prisoner who had referred him to me—he said some one in the train had told him he had better come to us, as we were one of the principal agents there, if he wanted to sell the flax—ultimately we were commissioned to sell the flax, and we made an advance of 72
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by cheque to Durand, who endorsed it, and they then went to cash it at the bank—Durand, the other man, spoke only through the interpreter; he promised to send further samples of flax when he got back to Lille—we subse
<lb/>quently sold the flax for about 115
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., off which expenses had to be deducted—I was directed to write to Lille, but the address of the interpreter was given as 14, Wardour Street—I wrote there concerning the sale, because Durand wrote from London a few days afterwards, saying he was detained a few days in London and would I write to him at that address—I now hold the difference between my advance and the price realised.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was an ordinary transaction—no objection has been raised to my part in it.</p>
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