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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-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, March 8th, 1886, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN</hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER CARDEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-5" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAKIN</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM McARTHUR</persName> </hi>, and Sir
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-8" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLYDORE DE KEYSER</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-10" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-11" 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="t18860308-name-12" 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="t18860308-name-13" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLARKE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-15" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>, Junior, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WYNNE EDWIN BAXTER</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STAPLES, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoner's have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ULRICH ADOLF WEGENER</hi> (28)</persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-324-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">See</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th Session, pages</hi> 404
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 419.)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-19" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR KESTIN</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to a firm of West India mer
<lb/>chants in Lime Street—on 16th December I was in the Gracechurch Street Post-office—I had a bag with me, in which there was a cheque book—these two cheques produced are two of the cheques that were in that cheque book—they were filled up in my writing; the signatures and endorsements are not mine—the date on one of the cheques has been altered from December 21st to the 29th—I do not know the prisoner; he had no authority to endorse or alter the cheques.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-20" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY"/>ARTHUR HENRY COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at 21, Threadneedle Street—I have known the prisoner for some time—on 21st December I met him in Bishopsgate Street; he showed me this cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he asked me if I would cash it for him; I told him I would pass it through a bank and give him the cash when it was cleared—he said he got it from a cousin of his—I passed it through a bank, it was returned to me on the 24th marked, "No account, stolen cheque"—I saw the prisoner the same day and called his attention to it—he said it was a mistake; he said he had sent me a telegram not to pay it in; I had not received it—I made an appointment to meet him at Dalston Junction; he did not keep the</p>
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<p>appointment—he was to go with me to introduce me to the drawer of the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> No money was advanced on the cheque.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-21" type="given" value="ELIZA GERTRUDE"/>ELIZA GERTRUDE MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Miller, of the Albion Tavern, Throadneedle Street—on 31st December the prisoner came there; he showed me this cheque for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and asked me to change it for him—I understood him to say it had been given to him by his sister or sister-in-law, I won't be sure which—I said it was too large an amount to change, but I would pass it through the bank—he had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account that day—he called next day and had 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. more on account—I asked him for a receipt, which he gave me—he was to come on the Saturday for the balance—I paid the cheque into a bank, and it was returned marked "No account, stolen cheque"—the prisoner did not call on the Satur
<lb/>day, I never saw him again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about midday when you called first, it was past twelve, and about the same time on the Friday—you did not offer me a receipt, I asked you for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-22" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BARKER</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in building materials at Bow—I have known the prisoner for some few months—on 24th December I met him, he gave me this cheque for 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I held an I O U of his for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he asked me to get the cheque cashed and deduct the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said he got the cheque from his brother-in-law—I gave it to some one else to pass through a bank—after it was returned I saw the prisoner and told him it had been returned marked, "Stolen cheque"—he said, "Oh, nonsense, my friends don't steal cheques," and he made an appointment to come and see me about it; he did not come—I after
<lb/>wards met him in Bishopsgate Street; I asked him to come and clear the matter up; he promised that he would do so, but he did not; he went away and I have not seen him since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not advance you any money on the cheque—I swear you said you had it from your brother-in-law—I know nothing of your family—I have been you about three times since the cheque was returned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-23" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE CORLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a schoolmistress, and live at 17, Prior Street, Finsbury Park—Mr. Kestin is secretary to the school; he pays me my salary—this cheque for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was drawn in my favour, it is endorsed "S. Corlet," that is not my writing or written by my authority—I do not know the prisoner; I am not his sister-in-law.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-24" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MUSKER</persName> </hi>. I am a schoolmaster, of 42, Citizen Road, Holloway—Mr. Kestin pays me my money—on or about 21st December 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was due to me—this cheque for that amount is made payable to me—the endorsement is not my writing or done by my authority—the prisoner is not my brother-in-law.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-25" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LEAMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 19th January I saw the prisoner in Bishopsgate Street Station in custody—I said, "Is your name Henry Martel?"—he said, "Why do you ask me that question?"—I said, "I have a reason for it; is your name Henry Martel?"—he said, "I decline to answer that till I have seen my solicitor"—I said, "You will be detained on suspicion of being concerned with others not in custody in stealing and receiving a black leather bag containing a cheque-book and other articles from the post-office in Gracechurch Street last month; you will be detained for identification, and if you are identified you will</p>
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<p>no doubt be further charged with obtaining 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on this cheque," Mrs. Miller's cheque for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I showed him—he made no reply—I sent for Mrs. Miller—she came and picked him out from among five others—he was then charged with being concerned with others in stealing and receiving a bag containing a cheque-book—when formally charged he made no reply—three hours later on I saw him in the cells at Bishopsgate Street Station in the presence of a person who represented herself as his aunt—I cautioned him as to what he was saying, and that I might have to make use of what he said before the Court—he said, "I got the cheque from a man named Martin to change for me"—I said, "Who is Martin?"—he said, "He is a bill discounter"—I said, "Where are his offices?"—he said, "I don't know"—I said, "Where does he live?"—he said, "I don't know"—I said, "Where did you see him, and when did you get this cheque from him?"—he said, "I usually meet him in front of the Royal Exchange"—I then said, "There is also another cheque that I find you negotiated, or tried to do so, with Mr. Clifford, of Bishopsgate Street"—he said, "I got that from the same person"—I said, "What have you done with that?"—he said, "I have returned it to him"—I searched him, but found nothing relating to this charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he received the cheques from a man named Martin, with whom he had several transactions.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The money obtained was under a claim of right, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was of opinion that the evidence did not support the indictment.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—according to the book 119
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid over by the prisoner, leaving a difference of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—both the other trustees were present at the interview—we took the books and examined them, and made out this list, and we waited on the prisoner with the result, 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said he did not think it was quite so much.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There were about 60 members entitled to dividend—it only amounted to a few pence each.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the person of
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-330-18860308 t18860308-330-punishment-4"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</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>
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<lb/>tomers—the prisoner came back to the house round another street a few minutes after Mr. Blondell had gone out.</p>
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<lb/>noon of 6th February the prisoner came in—I served him before the bar
<lb/>maid with half a quartern of rum; he paid with three pennies—I thought his eyes were open, he took the drink up when I put it down—I then went into the parlour, leaving him there—shortly afterwards the last witness brought me a bad florin; I went into the bar and saw the pri
<lb/>soner still there—I said "Have you any more money"—he made no reply but save me another bad florin; I said, "This is another bad one"—I asked him where he got them, and he said in change for a sovereign—I asked him if he had any more money, and he pulled out some shillings and sixpences and half a sovereign good money—I then sent for a policeman—I went out and saw the prisoner come out, and followed him; he went round the streets and came back to the house; he ran along, not much like a blind man; I saw him the whole time till he turned the corner—a policeman was in the house when he came back, and I gave him in custody for uttering counterfeit coin; he said he was stone blind—I gave the florins to the constable, these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was not a minute between the time I lost sight of him round the corner, and the time he came back to the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 462). On 6th February, between 3 and 4 p.m., I was called to this Tiger public-house and saw the prisoner there, and Blondell handed me these two bad florins and said, "I give this man in custody for uttering these two counterfeit florins"—the pri
<lb/>soner said, "I was in the City to-day and I changed a sovereign, I cannot tell where; how am I to tell whether the change is good or bad, as I am stone blind, and just left Moorfields Hospital?"—I searched him at the station, and found in his trousers pocket five shillings, nine sixpences, and 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and in his waistcoat pocket a half-sovereign and this bad florin—he then said, "I will tell you the truth, I have just come out from Woking prison, doing ten years for the same job."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the hospital in Moorfields and have no doubt that the prisoner is very nearly blind—I simply inquired whether he had been there or not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He walked all right when I took him, I merely led him by the sleeve.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am examiner of coins to Her Majesty's Mint—these three florins are bad—the two uttered are from the same mould, but the one found upon him is from a different mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1878.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). About 8.30 a.m. on 13th February I went to 11, Sweet Apple Court, with Detective Cooper and another constable—we went to the ground floor front room; Cooper knocked at the door, I can't say who opened it—the prisoner had just got out of bed and was in her night dress—I said, "We are police officers, and have a warrant to search your lodging for counterfeit coin and implements for making counterfeit coin"—she said, "You will find nothing of the kind here, whoever has given you information has told you wrong"—I saw nobody else in the room—behind a box which we could see very well at the side of the bed, I found this iron ladle, which appeared to have been recently used for melting; there were some bright spots on it—I also found this iron spoon on the washing stand by the side of the window—on a sideboard I found these two files, this tin containing a quantity of silver sand, and this copper wire—Cooper handed me a plaster-of-Paris mould from the chimney; the prisoner saw it in my hand, and rushed upon me and said, "You shan't have that," and in the struggle it was broken; these are the broken pieces (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I had had time to look at it before, and I could see distinctly that it was a mould for making counterfeit shillings on both sides—he also handed me six shillings, five unfinished and one finished—I said to the prisoner, "You will be charged with making this counterfeit coin with intent to utter it"—she said, "I have not uttered any"—I said, "You will also be charged with haying a mould and implements in your possession for making counterfeit coin—she said, "You have not got the mould"—I said, "Yes I have, such as it is now"—as she was dressing she said, "I suppose I shall get seven or ten for this"—Cooper also handed me two pieces of metal called
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi>—I found this rent book in the room—at the police station she said, "You shan't have the pleasure of seeing me get seven years' for this, because I don't intend living long enough for it"—she had only one room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am quite sure you made a rush and endeavoured to get hold of the mould, and in the struggle it was broken.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I went with Maroney and another officer to this house—I searched the room, and upon putting my hand up the chimney about 18 inches I found a cavity, and this plaster-of-Paris mould in two halves in it, handed it to Maroney, and the prisoner, who was sitting in a chair near the window two or three feet off, jumped up and said, "You shan't have that"—there was a struggle between them, and I found parts of the mould on the floor, which I picked up, and some was trodden under foot—these are portions of it—I made a further search up the chimney, and in a similar cavity on the opposite side I found five shillings in a piece of paper, and one shilling separate, and two small pieces of metal amongst some rubbish—I also found these
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi>, which I Landed to Maroney.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-50" type="surname" value="GILCHRIST"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-50" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILCHRIST</persName> </hi>. I am a doctor, and live at 11, Sweet Apple Square—I let this front room to the prisoner on 13th August last—she lived there by herself—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is her rent book—I did not recognise anybody but her as my tenant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not know anything of this kind was going on—she told me she sold wearing apparel in the street—no man came there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-51" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I have seen these fragments of a mould—there is just sufficient to show that it is the reverse side of a shilling, but</p>
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<p>not enough to enable me to say that these shillings are made from it—these five shillings are unfinished; this other one is finished—these
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi> are formed in an opening of the mould, and are taken off afterwards—there are small pieces of metal on one of these files, and small particles of pewter on this ladle—counterfeit coins are made of the same stuff as pewter pots—this copper wire seems to have been used in a battery—these things are all used in the manufacture of coins; I do not think they could be used for anything else.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her defence said that it was not feasible that she should knock the mould out of the policeman's hand when there were three other men in the room, and stated that if she had not been drunk she should not have taken it in to mind.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th September</hi>, 1878,
<hi rend="italic">of a felonious uttering in the name of
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-52" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-52" type="surname" value="WALTERS"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-52" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>Ellen Walters</persName>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-336-18860308 t18860308-336-punishment-11"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">See Vol. LXI., p</hi> 304,
<hi rend="italic">and Vol. LXXXVIII., p.</hi> 676.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-330a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Feloniously breaking and entering the shop of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-55" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KILPIN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Harvey Bishop and others, watch and clock makers, of 4, North Audley Street—on 8th February, about twenty minutes to five, I was in the shop—there was a riotous crowd outside, our windows were broken and the contents taken away—this watch (
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PURKISS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Saunders, pawnbrokers, at Kingston-on-Thames—about half-past ten on the morning of 10th February the prisoner came there and offered this watch in pledge—he said he wanted ten shillings on it—I saw that it was worth a good deal more, and having read in the papers that the prosecutors' premises had been sacked I sent for the police, the watch having their name on it—I asked the prisoner if it was his property—he said it was—he gave the name of Alfred Kennedy, of High Street, Woolwich.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-57" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BOWLES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman V</hi> 326). I took the prisoner into custody at the pawnbroker's—I asked him if the watch was his—he said yes—I asked him how long he had had it, and he said about three weeks—I asked him if he could produce the receipt—he said no, his sister bought it at Woolwich for twenty-five shillings at a public-house from a man—I asked where his sister could be found—he said she had gone to New Zealand—on the way to the station he asked me to take him down to the German lodging-house keeper—he said he took lodgings there on Monday night, 8th February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did go to the lodging-house keeper—he told me he did not know you—he was at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-58" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant C</hi>). On 10th February I received the prisoner from the Kingston police—I told him I should take him to London for stealing a watch—he made no answer—in the train he said, I did not steal the watch, it was given to me by my sister last night,</p>
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<lb/>tunate, this morning she left Woolwich for Plymouth
<hi rend="italic">en route</hi> for New Zealand"—I said then it was no use making inquiries in that direction—he asked me what time the riot took place—I said as near as I could say about half-past four—I did not say anything about the riot—he said the nearest he was to the West End was the City, and he could prove that at five o'clock he was taking a bath at Kingston-on-Thames at a German lodging-house—I did not go there—at the station he simply said he did not steal the watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-59" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JOBERS.</persName> </hi> I keep a lodging-house at Kingston-on-Thames—on 8th February about five o'clock the prisoner came and took a room and spent two nights there—I had not known him before.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. R. TURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 71). About a quarter to five on the morning of 9th February I was on duty in Church Road, Hanwell—I noticed the prisoner coming along the road with a bundle under his arm—I asked what he had under his arm—he said, "It is a loaf some man gave to me at Uxbridge last night"—I asked him to let me see it—I did see it, and it was a pork-pie—I took him to the station and searched him—I found him wearing this new pair of trousers under his own—also five pairs of new stockings; one pair he was wearing, the other four pairs he had in his pocket—I also found on him a necktie, a new pair of compasses, an old knife, a half-sovereign, and ninepence in silver, and five shillings and fivepence in bronze.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You made no resistance or attempt to escape; you were about 50 yards from the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NEWMAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector X</hi>). On 9th February I went to Hanwell Station shortly after 6—I went to the booking-office and parcel-office—I found five drawers taken out of the booking-office; the door had been broken open—I noticed the marks on the door, they cor
<lb/>responded with this knife—behind the door was a pick—in the parcels-office I found two pieces of brown paper, one addressed to Mr. Larcum and the other to Mr. Cole, and this empty hamper—the place was in great confusion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-63" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STACEY.</persName> </hi> I am a porter at Hanwell—on the night of 8th February I left the station about 12.30, leaving the parcels-office and booking-office fastened and locked up quite secure—among other things there was a parcel addressed to Mr. Larcum—this is the paper.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-65" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am booking porter in the employ of the Great Western Railway Company at Hanwell—on 8th February I left about 7.33—money was kept in drawers inside the booking-office—before I left</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was booked there to give change, half a sovereign in gold, a quantity of silver, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in copper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-66" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Digby, of 120, Aldersgate Street—I addressed this piece of Drown paper to Mr. Larcum; it con
<lb/>tained a pair of new trousers—these are them; I sent them off on that date.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I found the articles where I had been lying between 3 and 4 in the morning—I had been at Uxbridge the night before and got nearly drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-338-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to take—he asked me to lend him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. till he was paid off next day, and I should go to the Home with him and he would repay me—I got 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and gave it him, believing his statement—next day I lent him a half-crown; he had 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. altogether—I gave 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to some men for him—I could not get the money again, and I gave him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., as he was going to be paid 32
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. next day—she gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said he was on the Kangaroo, and had been 11 months.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to draw—he was searched and his discharge was found on him—he had only earned 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the balance of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was due to him—he was a fireman on board—he signed as Thomas Wilson, but Murphy is his proper name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<interp inst="t18860308-340-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOOKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD BRISTOW</hi> (24)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SAVAGE</hi> (19)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860308-342-offence-1 t18860308-name-78"/>William Gore</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAVAGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to a previous conviction.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRISTOW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAVAGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH JOHNSON</hi> (20)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">a soldier</hi>), Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze, good money—he pointed to the constable and said he had placed the three bad florins in his pocket—I can't say whether they were in the same pocket as the good ones—the three florins were wrapped up separately in this paper (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<lb/>mond Street, but could not see him; I came down on the other side and saw him, and followed him from a public-house in George Street into the Lord Palmerston public-house in Hampstead Road—he went from there to the corner, to the Sol's Arms, and from there to a private house in Drummond Street—I went back and fetched a constable to the office, where I left him speaking to the clerk—I then went out again and saw the prisoner coming down Drummond Street towards the office with a young lady—I told him he was wanted inside—he went in and was then given in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-82" type="given" value="TIMOTHY"/>TIMOTHY KEOHAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). About 6.30 on 10th February I was called to the post-office in Drummond Street—the prisoner was not there then—I afterwards saw him there, and Simmonds said "This soldier came into the office a few minutes past 6 and asked for five shillings' worth of stamps, and tendered two florins and a shilling, and after he had left the office I found the florins were bad"—I showed them to the prisoner and asked him whether he knew they were bad—he said "I did not know they were bad"—I searched him in the presence of the two witnesses, and found eight separate shillings and 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, good money, in his left hand trousers pocket, and in his tunic pocket this purse containing these three bad florins, wrapped up separately in this paper—at the station, in answer to the charge, he said, pointing to me, "That policeman put that purse containing the coins into my pocket"—I had not done so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These five florins are bad—paper is inter
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that a young gentleman asked him to go and get five shillings' worth of stamps, that he went and got them, and gave them to him and left him, and that he could not account for the purse being found on him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">A furlough from the</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th of January to</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th February from the Curragh Camp was found on the prisoner.)—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHEATLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 125, Greek Street, Soho, over a beershop kept by Mr. Wilson—about 11.30 on 2nd February Brailey came to me and asked if I would have some drink; he is my nephew—my daughter Florence was there—he said to her "Go down and get a pot of four stout," and gave her a florin; she gave the change to him—he then went out and came back, and said he had a friend downstairs, would I mind his coming up—I said "No," and Hayes came up—about half or three-quarters of an hour after that they went away, and then came back—I was lying on the bed, as I had just got up from bron
<lb/>chitis—they said "Have a drop of something else to drink"—I said "If I have anything I will have the same as before"—Hayes then gave Brailey a florin, and Brailey gave it to my daughter Florence, who went and fetched the stout, and Hayes went and met the child on the stairs, and took the change from her—they both drank of the stout—Hayes sent for another pot; he gave the money to Brailey, who gave it to my child—three florins altogether were given to the child—my suspi
<lb/>cions were aroused and I spoke to Mr. Wilson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brailey.</hi> I have always known Brailey to be an honest lad; he works on the board with his father as a tailor—I had never seen Hayes before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-88" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE WHEATLEY</persName> </hi>. I am eleven years old—Brailey is my cousin—on 2nd February he came into my father's room and gave me a two-shil
<lb/>ling piece to get a pot of four stout—I went down to Mr. Wilson's and got it and handed him the change, I don't remember how much-Hayes then came in, they remained and drank, and then went out together—they came back in about an hour and Hayes gave my cousin some money to give to me, and I went down to Mr. Wilson's again and brought up the pot—Hayes met me on the stairs and I gave him the change—after that pot was drunk they sent for another, Hayes gave my cousin the money and he gave it to me, and I went down and got the pot of beer, and gave the change to Hayes in the room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-89" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-89" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILSON</persName> </hi>. I keep this beershop at 25, Greek Street—Mr. Wheat
<lb/>ley lives over it—on 2nd February about 4 10 p.m. Brailey came in and called for a half-pint of stout and mild, and tendered a florin—I found it was bad and broke it up, and then asked him where he got it—he made no reply that was intelligible—I sent for a constable, but I let him go before he came—about twelve o'clock the same night Brailey came to my house again and gave me four good shillings, and said it was in compensa
<lb/>tion for the money that had been passed in the morning—about 4.15 that afternoon Mr. Wheatley came to me, and in consequence of what he said I examined the coins passed by the girl, and found they were bad and</p>
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<p>broke them—I had received no other florins—Brailey came in with his uncle at twelve o'clock at night and said, "Here are four shillings, and I will see that you have the other two shillings," the total amount being six shillings—I did not give him in charge for the last.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-90" type="surname" value="BURRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BURRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 172). On 2nd February about 12.25 p.m. I was called to Mr. Wilson's—I was first called about 4 p.m. but I did not see Brailey—at midnight Mr. Wilson gave him in my custody for uttering a counterfeit florin—he made no answer—at the station when charged he made no reply—he gave a correct address—these are the four florins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-91" type="surname" value="DARBY"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-91" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DARBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Plain-clothes Constable</hi>). From a description I received I arrested Hayes on 5th February in Bond Street—I said, "Putsey, I shall take you into custody for being concerned with William Brailey in uttering on the 2nd inst three counterfeit florins"—he said, "All right, I will go with you; I had been doing a job and was paid some money, but did not know they were bad"—I took him to the station, where he was charged, and made no reply—he was placed with several others, and Charles Wheatley picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-92" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four florins are bad—the one passed to Wilson by Brailey is not from the same mould as the three—two of the three are from the same monld.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brailey in his defence stated that he went with Hayes to Soho Square, where Hayes met a man and got some money from him, and that he asked him to lend him four shillings, and told Hayes to wait downstairs while he went up and treated his uncle; and that after he had sent for some beer he sent down for Hayes and he came up. Hayes in his defence stated that he made a coat for a man who he knew well, for fifteen shillings, that he went with Brailey to Soho Square and saw the man in a public-house and got the money, and that he lent Brailey four shillings, that Brailey asked him to stay downstairs while he went and treated his uncle, and that afterwards he called him up, and that he gave Brailey a florin to get some stout; that afterwards he was at the Princess's Theatre, and Charles Wheatley called him out and accused him of passing counterfeit coin at his landlord's, and not liking to get into disgrace he gave him four shillings to pay him back.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-93" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I keep the big money such as half-crowns and florins separate from the shillings and sixpences, which I keep in a measure—I had received no other florins that day except the one tendered by Brailey and the three by the girl Wheatley—I had no money in my till from the previous day—until my attention was called to them I had not noticed they were bad—I take probably about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a day—it is only a small beerhouse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-344-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18860308-344-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18860308-344-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-344-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>The Jury recommended Brailey to mercy.</rs> Hayes then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th February</hi>, 1883—
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAYES**</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-344-18860308 t18860308-344-punishment-18"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRAILEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18860308-344-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-344-18860308 t18860308-344-punishment-19"/>Discharged on his father's recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-345-18860308" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD O'NEILL</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t18860308-345-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860308-345-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-345-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-95" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-95" type="surname" value="WOODS"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-95" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA WOODS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Thomas Mackstead, dairy-man, of Halton Road, Islington—on the afternoon of 11th February the prisoner came and asked for four penny eggs and tendered a florin—I gave him a shilling, a sixpence, and two pence, and he left—I discovered it was bad and sent some one after him, out he could not be found—I</p>
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<p>kept the florin till the morning of the 18th February, and then threw it in the fire, and it melted and ran through in about a minute—the pri
<lb/>soner came again about 4 o'clock that afternoon for four penny eggs, and tendered a florin—I gave him a shilling, a sixpence, and twopence change—I saw the coin was bad, but I was alone in the shop—two men came up in a van, and in consequence of what I said to them they went for a policeman—one came and I then told him that the prisoner had been twice in my shop uttering bad coins—he asked me if I wished to charge him; I said "Yes"—I have no doubt the prisoner is the some man that was there on the 11th—after he was brought back to the shop he said he had no more money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had a big overcoat on the first time you came in, I did not put the money in the till then—you stood in the shop while I sent for a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-96" type="surname" value="GRIFFITHS"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-96" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman NR</hi> 20). I was called to Mr. Mack
<lb/>stead's shop on 18th February, about 4 p.m., and saw the prisoner detained there—Mrs. Woods said she would give him in custody, he had been in there on the 11th and 18th passing bad coins; he made no reply—I searched him in the shop parlour and found a shilling, three six
<lb/>pences, a threepenny piece, and eightpence, all good money, and four eggs—at the station he said he did not Know it was bad—I said "Where do you live?"—he said "I have not got any proper address, I came over from Dublin two years ago"—I said, "Have not you been employed anywhere?"—he said "By a man at Holloway, but he wouldn't know me now"—he was then charged; he made no answer when Mrs. Wood said he had been there on the 11th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear you say in the parlour that you had never been in the shop before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-97" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is bad—a good coin would not melt in a minute; it must have been bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty; I was not in the shop on 11th February."</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-345-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the second uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18860308-345-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18860308-345-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-345-18860308 t18860308-345-punishment-20"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SMITH</hi> (18)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-99" type="surname" value="HEIMSEIGH"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-99" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HEIMSEIGH</persName> </hi>. I am ten years old, and live at 23, East Street with my father and mother—on a Monday after Christmas I was going home from school and saw the prisoner; he said, "
<hi rend="italic">Tommy</hi>, go and fetch me a Nevill's loaf over the road and I will give you a halfpenny," pointing to Mr. Yaughan's shop—he gave me a half-crown; I took it to Mr. Vaughan and asked for a loaf—he said it was bad and went out with me, but the prisoner was gone—I afterwards picked him out at the police station from six others—I picked out the wrong man first, but I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I know you by your long coat—I could not pick you out at first because I could not look at you much—I know you are the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-100" type="surname" value="VAUGHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-100" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD VAUGHAN</persName> </hi>, I keep a dairy and sell bread—on Monday, January 25th, Heimseigh handed me a bad half-crown—I questioned him and went out with him, but could not see the prisoner—I kept it by itself and gave it to the police; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-101" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-101" type="surname" value="ROEDER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-101" type="given" value="LILIAN"/>LILIAN ROEDER</persName> </hi>. I am eight years old, and live with my father and mother at 9, David Street—I saw the prisoner one evening in East Street; he said, "Little girl, will you go and get me half a pound of sugar at Allcock's?" and gave me a florin—I went there and asked for the sugar and put the florin down—he told me to put the sugar down and go and find the boy—I went out, but he was not there—I afterwards picked him out at the station from, I think, seven others—I am sure he is the boy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not pick you out of first; I said, "I think that is the boy," and then I looked again and was almost sure it was—the constable told me to touch the one who I thought it was, and I touched you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-102" type="surname" value="ALCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ALCOCK</persName> </hi>. I keep a general shop at 63, East Street—I know the girl Roeder; her father is a customer—on 17th February, about 7.30 p.m., she came in for half a pound of sugar, and tendered a bad florin—I asked her who sent her—she said, "A boy opposite"—I said, "You go and tell the boy I want him"—I followed her to the door, but she did not find him—he could see into my shop from the opposite side, and see that I detected it—I bent the florin, and in trying to straighten it it came in pieces; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-103" type="surname" value="KERR"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-103" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH KERR</persName> </hi>. I am getting on for eight years old—I live with my father and mother in East Street—I met the prisoner on a Thursday night; he said, "Go and get me two penny eggs over there," and gave me a half-crown—I went to Mr. Flood's shop, but he would not give them to me—I went out at one door and he at the other—I could not find the prisoner—I afterwards saw him at the police court and recognised him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I was at the police-court I was crying—the policeman said "That's the man."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-104" type="surname" value="FLOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FLOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger, of Blandford Street, opposite East Street—on 18th February the last witness came in and tendered this half-crown for two penny eggs—I saw at once that it was bad, and kept it—I asked her who gave it to her—she said "A man over at the corner, with a long coat"—she went out at the shop door and I at the side door—I saw the prisoner standing at the opposite corner, and as soon as the girl got out he walked away up East Street and met another man—I passed them in East Street and spoke to a constable, and when the prisoner passed I said "That is the man who sent the little girl in to tender a bad half-crown"—the prisoner said "I hope you have not made a mistake"—the other man ran away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not see whether you spoke to the girl or not—I kept my eye on you till I met a constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-105" type="surname" value="WADHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WADHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 18th February, a little after 7 o'clock, Mr. Flood came to me in Paddington Street and pointed out the prisoner and another man—I told him to go and put his hand on them—he did so, and they both ran away—the prisoner, seeing me close behind him, stopped, and I detained him—he said "What am I going to be charged with?"—I said "Wait till Mr. Flood comes back," and when he came back I said "You will be charged with uttering counterfeit coin to a little girl"—he said "I think you have made a mistake"—I saw the girl Roden pick him out at the police-court on the 25th from five or six others—I told him to put on his overcoat, and she said "That is</p>
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<p>him," directly—when Elizabeth Kerr picked him out I said "Look round and see if you see the prisoner"—I did not say "That is the man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was crying a little; there were six or seven per
<lb/>sons there, some private persons and some policemen—she hesitated a little till I made you put your overcoat on, but she recognised your face before you put it on—the little boy picked you out standing with others in the passage of the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-106" type="surname" value="KISCHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-106" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KISCHEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 208). I was present when Roden and Heimseigh identified the prisoner—they were brought in from the passage of the Court and were very frightened—we took them down to where we had put the prisoner with other men, and Roden said "I think that is him"—I said "Don't be frightened, go and touch him," and the same with the boy—no money was found on him, only three pawn-tickets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say "Touch him; it is him."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-107" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and from the same mould—this florin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in a written defence, denied uttering the coins, and said that lie was arrested in mistake, owing to his wearing a long coat.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering the two half-crowns</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**†
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in November</hi>, 1883.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18860308-346-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to writing the letters complained of which stated that Mr. East was a thief.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I made up the account and sent you a cheque for 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at the instance of your sister, Mrs. White, with a statement showing that was the amount I had—that cheque you returned to me with an endorsement—I wrote you saying that I was doubtful whether I was justified, after what had transpired, in paying to anybody but Mrs. Chapman personally—I have money in hand, and am ready to pay it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Eaton.</hi> I did not get on a cab, I went with my husband—you were the first man that struck my husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Appleby.</hi> I do not know who stabbed you—my husband could not defend himself, you had him on the ground insensible.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLEY</hi>. I think I am mistaken in Claydon—there was another man named
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Appleby.</hi> You were not inside the public-house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fingers</hi> came up; he said to him, "You are all right, you run up and fetch my brother and the gang"—I saw no more—Claydon stood on the kerb by the side of me, I saw him do nothing; he stooped to pick Mr. Minness up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLEY</hi>. As far as I could see he went to assist him up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Appleby.</hi> You rushed up when Raton went up—I heard nobody saying about any money—I don't know if you got stabbed—you worked with me for seven winters—I can say nothing against you; you are the first man to give a shilling, and not the man to take one away from any one.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-138" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CLIFFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at 70, Azonby Square—I am the prisoner's wife; we have been married three years, but have not lived together for three weeks—about 1 o'clock on Saturday I went to the house, broke the window, and got in—my husband had sold a little of the furniture which belonged to me originally—while I was there he came, but I would not open the door; he got in the back way and I tried to run out into the street—he caught hold of me, I got a cut, but I don't know how—I did not see anything in his hand—a woman who was there held him back while I ran out, because I thought he would strike me—I gave him in custody in the street; I then said I thought he cut me with a knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I pushed against a window from inside and you from outside, and it broke and I got away—I never knew you use or carry a knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-139" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SANDERS</persName> </hi>. I live in Old James Street, and was at 70, Azonby Square on this night at 12.30—the prisoner knocked at the door—he got in at the back and ran after his wife into the front room; they went into the kitchen—I was there, and he took something sharp out of his pocket (I did not see anything in his hand) and made a blow at her face—she</p>
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<p>put her hand up to take the knife away, but he put it in his pocket, I felt it touch my fingers—he hit her face, and I saw blood; I held him while she ran away—I felt a knife cut my fingers; we both ran after him—I saw her fingers and nose bleeding after the blow—the prisoner had had a little drink, but was not intoxicated—he said that he meant digging one of her eyes out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at Kennington Lane I put my hand into your pocket after the window was broken and felt something sharp; I said I felt the blade of a knife; I should know the difference between that and broken glass—your wife went away first—I did not know she was living with a man till after this happened; I know now that she was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see the prisoner on one side of the window and his wife on the other, nor did I see the window break between them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRYAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman P</hi> 321). About 1.15 a.m. I received the pri
<lb/>soner in custody, and charged him; he said, "No, nothing of the sort; my wife has done it herself by smashing the glass of the window"—he repeated that at the station—the prosecutrix was sober; her nose and fingers were bleeding—the window had three panes broken, and in the front door a panel was broken—the prisoner's wife acknowledged breaking that getting in—there were a few spots of blood on the door, some in the kitchen, and on his wife's apron—she said nothing about the glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Your wife said she cut her finger by breaking in the front door—I found no blood except where she put her foot through the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PHILP</persName> </hi>. About two o'clock on 20th February Elizabeth Clifford came to me—she had a very small incised wound on the right side of her nose about an eighth of an inch in extent and about an inch and a half from her eye—it might have been caused by some sharp instrument—on her right forefinger was a wound about three-quarters of an inch to an inch long, and one on her thumb—some sharp instrument might have caused that—I don't think glass would have done it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a very slight wound, and if done by a knife would have healed in twenty-four hours.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MULVANEY</persName> </hi>. This statement was made by the prisoner when charged. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that his wife would not let him in the house; that he went to the back, where there were three glass doors; that he was pushing against the door from the outside and his wife from the inside, when the door burst open and the glass fell over her and cut her.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that his wife was the worse for drink at</hi> 9.30
<hi rend="italic">when she came into Peckham, and that she must have been cut by the glass.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CULPEPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-145" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HILES</persName> </hi>. I live at Faraday Road, North Kensington, and am an accountant—on 23rd February at twelve at night I was opposite 60, Lan-caster Road, shaking hands with Mr. Charles Barrell and wishing him good night when the prisoner knocked my hat off, put his hand in my pocket, threw me down, and took three sovereigns and two half-sovereigns—I knew I had them because I had not lone before changed a half sove
<lb/>reign at the Metropolitan Railway Station—I followed him—he ran faster</p>
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<p>and got into Sylvester Mews—I saw him in there—afterwards I went back to Portobello Road, and at the corner of Cornwall Road I was talking to a constable and two others, and I saw the prisoner coming down—I said to the constable, "That is the person that has taken my money"—the prisoner heard that and ran away—the policeman ran and caught him at the bottom of Blenheim Crescent—I was sober, I had just been writing a letter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 81). At 1.30 p.m. on the 22nd or morning of the 23rd February I was on duty in Portobello Road, Noting Hill—the prosecutor came towards me and said something and I walked with him to Cornwall Road—pointing to the prisoner he said, "That man has robbed me of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—the prisoner ran away—I caught him at the corner of Blenheim Crescent—I said, "You will have to go to the station, this man charges you with stealing 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he said, "I have not got a penny, I never had the money, he hadn't it; I was at the Welsh Harp at 10.30 with my mate"—the prosecutor had been drinking—I should not call him drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Your mate William Douglas ran with you from Cornwall Road to Blenheim Crescent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I found a hackney carriage licence on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-147" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARRELL</persName> </hi>. I am a hackney carriage proprietor at Lancaster Road—on this night I went home with Mr. Miles—I had had a glass or two—I will not swear Mr. Hiles saw me home—I think it was near twelve or half-past.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-148" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-148" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN FULLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner has a licence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate said that he had been out with two or three friends, and was walking home with a friend, and that the prosecutor was a stranger to him, and he knew nothing of him or his money.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DOUGLAS</persName> </hi>. From 11.30 in the morning the prisoner and I were together—I know Mr. Hiles and Mr. Barrell, and I have driven for Mr. Barrell ten years or more—the prisoner is innocent—Hiles came up and said to us, after I wished him good night, that we were the two men that tried to knock Mr. Barrell down—I said, "What! I have just said good night to you"—Hiles said that man knocked his hat over his eyes and stole 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of his pocket, which was untrue—he said he was outside his house at 12.30, and we were at the Royal Oak public-house at 12.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Hiles about 1.30 at night at the corner of the Colville public-house—I and the prisoner left the Royal Oak at 12.30 and were outside the Colville till 1.30; I had been to Watford with him in a cab—I had had something to drink, and we were going home—we did not run away, we went down Cornwall Road and Kensington Park Road—Hiles was by himself when I saw him, no constable was with him——Cox. I left you at the Royal Oak at 12.30 with my cab.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-152" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA TELFER</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 26, Cowper Street, City Road—on Monday, 8th February, about 11 in the morning, as I was sitting in my room, the front room second floor, I heard three distinct screams—I don't know where they came from; it was at the back—I came out of my room and saw deceased and her husband, the prisoner, behind her—she said to me" Don't let him go, he has stabbed me"—I saw blood flowing from her left side—I think she was partly dressed—the prisoner ran past her down the stairs; I followed her, I was behind her—I did not notice anything on the stairs then, afterwards I saw there was blood on the stairs—when she got close to the front door she went on her knees with her back to the door—as the prisoner went out he said "It's all right, I have found her out, she has been unfaithful to me," and he took hold of her and pushed her on her side to get out—I fol
<lb/>lowed him and gave him in charge—I saw two constables and said "Stop that man, he has stabbed his wife"—I then returned to the house and found the woman lying in the passage—she died about a quarter of an hour after—the prisoner and his wife were strangers to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Cross is the landlady of the house—she was at the police-court, but was not called; I don't think she is here—I saw the prisoner on the Saturday afternoon before this—I don't know whether he came to visit his wife; I suppose so; I saw him from the window—I could not recognise him—Saturday was the first time I had seen him—I don't think he slept there on the Saturday night; I am not quite sure nor on the Sunday—his wife slept there both of those nights, but he was away—the constable who took the prisoner was in uniform—the prisoner was running in the direction of the constable—I think he said "I am going to give myself up"—he did not try to avoid the constable; I think he passed him on the opposite side.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-153" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE WARBURTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Warburton, of 26, Cowper Street—I saw the deceased come there on Saturday, the 6th—she occupied the back room, second floor; she had a baby in her arms—I did not see the prisoner on the Saturday and Sunday, he was not there with his wife—on Monday morning, the 8th, about 11, I was in my room on the ground floor—I heard loud screams proceeding from upstairs, more than two or three—my room door was open—I came out and ran up a flight of stairs and saw the prisoner and the deceased coming downstairs, and Mrs. Telfer behind them—the deceased was bleeding dreadfully from under the left breast, she was saturated—she came downstairs into the passage—she staggered and fell against the street door, to prevent the prisoner from going out—he said "Oh, get up and let me pass," and he took her by the shoulders and laid her on one side—he said "It's all right, I am going to give myself up, she has been unfaithful to me"—he then opened the door and passed out into the street—I remained with the woman till the doctor came—that morning was the first time I had seen the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard the landlady tell the deceased that she wanted to see the rent-book of her last place, that she could not allow her to take</p>
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<p>possession without seeing it—the deceased said her husband had it and would bring it on the Monday morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-154" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MIDDLETON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Middleton, of 26, Cow
<lb/>per Street—I saw the prisoner on the Saturday morning, 6th February, about 3—he knocked at the door, went into the house, and went upstairs—his wife was in the room; she had moved in—I saw nothing more of him on the Saturday or Sunday—on Monday morning, about 10, I saw him at the street-door; he knocked three times; I opened the door for him—he said "Is the person at home upstairs?"—I said I did not know—he said nothing more, he went upstairs—about an hour afterwards I heard a scream; that would be about 11; I then heard a noise coming down the stairs—I did not see the prisoner; I heard the door shut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased occupied the second floor back—I was in the front parlour; I could scarcely hear loud voices from there—I opened the door and heard the screams—I did not see the prisoner and his wife together on Saturday night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-155" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUNTLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N R</hi> 21). On Monday morning, 8th February, I was passing through Cowper Street off duty, in uniform—the prisoner was pointed out to me by Mrs. Telfer—he was in Tabernacle Street, about 50 yards from 26, Cowper Street—he was running—I ran after him and stopped him—I said "I am told you stabbed your wife"—he said "All right, I am on my way to give myself up; it is my wife, she has been unfaithful to me"—I then took him back to Cowper Street, outside; I asked him to step inside—he said "No, you have me; take me to the station"—I asked him again to step inside the passage—he said "No"—I did not go in; I took him to Old Street Station—Inspector Bonner was there—I saw blood on the prisoner's hands—the inspector ordered me to search him (I told him I had been informed that the prisoner had stabbed his wife)—the prisoner said "You have enough evidence that she has been stabbed"—the charge was read over to him—he said "She has been unfaithful to me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The police-station was quite close to where he was arrested; he was going in that direction.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-156" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BONNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G</hi>). On Monday morning, the 8th, the prisoner was brought to Old Street Police-station at 11.35 by Huntley, who stated that he had stabbed his wife—noticing blood upon his hands I ordered the constable to search him—whilst being searched he remarked "You have enough evidence to prove that she is stabbed "—that was all that passed at that time—I left him in custody at the station, and at once went to 26, Cowper Street, and saw the deceased lying in the passage, quite dead—I then went upstairs to the second floor back room with the constable, Burrage, who handed me this knife—there was blood all the way up the stairs—in the room I saw blood on the counterpane, and I saw marks as if a knife had been wiped; the knife appeared to have been wiped, there was slight blood on it—the woman was partially dressed, she had no boots on—the baby had been taken out of bed by Mrs. Telfer—I then returned to the station—I told the prisoner, "Your wife is now dead, you will be charged with the murder; anything you say will be taken down in writing, and given in evidence against you"—he replied "All I have to say is that she was unfaithful to me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe he is a leather cutter; the knife is such as</p>
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<p>leather cutters use—before they came to Cowper Street they lodged at 26, Paul Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I showed the knife to the surgeon—I produce a rent-book; Huntley gave it me—we searched the premises—it refers to 26, Finch Street, where they had lived.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURRAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 379). On Monday morning, 8th Feb
<lb/>ruary I went to 26, Cowper Street, to the back room, second floor—I saw blood on the quilt of the bed and in different parts of the room—lying on the floor at the foot of the bed I saw this knife—it is an open knife, it does not shut—there had been blood on it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-158" type="given" value="THOMAS ARTHUR"/>THOMAS ARTHUR LATHBURY</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of Tabernacle Street, City Road—on Monday morning, the 8th, I was called to 26, Cowper Street, about a quarter past 11—I saw the woman lying in the passage behind the door; she was nearly dead; she died in about three minutes—there was blood on her clothes—she was partly dressed—I made a post-mortem—there were three punctured wounds in the left breast, one above the other; the centre wound penetrated the ventricle of the heart—that was the cause of death, internal haemorrhage—they were wounds that might have been inflicted by this knife—she had no gown on; I did not see any stays, only light clothing—she was about 21 years of age.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> From the post-mortem I think she had not been in the habit of drinking; the organs were all healthy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The upper and lower wounds were only superficial; the centre one penetrated to the heart, through the pericardium.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. That was about an inch in depth—it would not require much force with this knife; it is very sharp-pointed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-159" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-159" type="surname" value="FETTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-159" type="given" value="ELIZA ANN"/>ELIZA ANN FETTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Philip Fetter—the deceased was my daughter; she was 21 years of age—she was married to the prisoner in September, 1884—her name was Johannetta Elizabeth—I last saw her alive on Friday, 5th February—I law her after she was dead—the prisoner is a boot riveter—they only had one child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has been out of work for some time—they had not agreed to separate in consequence of that—she was not to go and live with her grandmother.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">requested that the prisoner might be allowed to make a statement, to the Jury previous to his</hi> (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN'S</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">address.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE STEPHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the prisoner had a rigid to do so, remind
<lb/>ing him that such statement gave a reply to the Counsel for the Prosecution. The prisoner wished to read a statement that had been taken down from him by his solicitor. This was not conceded, but the prisoner was permitted to look over the statement and then to say what he wished.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> All I have to say to the Jury is that on the morning in question I went to the house for the purpose of seeing her. I found her in bed at half-past 10. She said "It does not matter to you what time I get up." With that I sat down. About a quarter of an hour or 20 minutes afterwards she got up. I accused her of being unfaithful, and I said "We cannot be happy together; the best thing we can do is to separate, and I will allow you at much as I can." With that she said "Give me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week." I said "I will give you as much as I can." Then she came up to me and pushed me out of the room, and called me a b—bastard. We struggled, and I took the knife out of my pocket and struck her with it, and I am extremely sorry for it; I lost all control over my</p>
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<p>feelings after she insulted me in that manner, I must have been mad at the time I did it. As soon as I had done it I threw the knife down, and I was horrified, and I rushed out into the street for the purpose of giving myself up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-160" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH NIPPLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Finch Street, Whitechapel—I know the prisoner; he and his wife lodged at my house about nine months—I never saw him intoxicated in that time—I can't say the same of his wife: she was very fond of drink—he was very kind to her, as far as I could see—I never saw much of them—he always acted upright to her till Sep
<lb/>tember, then they first had a quarrel, when she had a black eye—she came home at late hours at night, I think between 11 and 12—she was not sober when she came home—she always had the baby with her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-161" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-161" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC ALBERGE</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Magnus, wholesale shoe manufacturers—the prisoner's brother was in our employ; I do not know the prisoner—knives like this are common among shoemakers—it is a common thing for them to carry their tools about with them when they are out of work and seeking for work.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on the ground of having a drunken wife, and his youth.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sentence
<hi rend="largeCaps">DEATH</hi>, afterwards respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN AMY WATERMAN</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18860308-359-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-359-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/> were charged on the Coroner's Inquisition only with the manslaughter of
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-164" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860308-359-offence-1 t18860308-name-164"/>Emma Biddell</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence on the Inquisition, the Grand Jury having ignored the bill.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-359-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-359-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN RUSSELL</hi> (50)</persName>
<rs id="t18860308-360-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18860308-360-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences a quantity of sheet rubber and leather packing, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-166" type="surname" value="KENDAL"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM JACKSON"/>WILLIAM JACKSON KENDAL</persName> </hi>. I am a general mill furnisher, of 307, Rotherhithe Street—on August 3rd I went to 242, High Street, Poplar—the name John Russell was over the door; it was a wholesale and export ironmonger's—I saw Edwards there, who was tried two Sessions ago on this charge (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 304)—I had seen the prisoner the day before, and knew that the shop was about to be opened—I asked him for orders, and sold him a quantity of packing and indiarubber goods, amounting to 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this is the invoice—I called again in a day or two and received orders for 300 or 400 feet of belting; he said that it was for a firm in Bristol—it came to 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I applied for payment, but never got the money—I went there on 10th September and found the place shut up—the last time I saw Edwards was 4th September, when he told me that Mr. Russell was in the country buying pipes and tubes, and he expected him daily—I afterwards saw half of the tubing pawned for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and gave information—I afterwards saw a portion of the sheet rubber in Mr. Simms's possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were introduced to me by a cus
<lb/>tomer, a very respectable tradesmen—you were in my company twice; once in the office, and once when I met you in Poplar, and we went to the</p>
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<p>Blue Posts—you gave me no order—I never saw you in the shop at all—you told me Mr. Edwards was authorised to order goods in your name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Though I received no orders from the prisoner his name was up at the place, and he is the person to whom I gave credit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-167" type="surname" value="HENRY"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-167" type="given" value="FRANCIS JOHN"/>FRANCIS JOHN HENRY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the last witness—on August 5th I delivered 65 lb. of packing, value 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., at 242, High Street, Poplar, and saw Edwards, who was convicted here in January; he gave me this receipt—I went again on August 18th with 41 lbs. of rubber, and delivered it to Edwards at the same address, and he gave me this receipt—on 27th August I dispatched a further quantity of belting and rubber by the carrier, who has the receipt—on September 1st I sent 114 lbs. of chalk packing, by parcels delivery, and received the carman's receipt—I went several times to the shop, and on the 11th I found it closed, and the people cleared out—I was at the Blue Posts, and heard the conversa
<lb/>tion between my master and the prisoner, and Edwards gave this man authority to transact business for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you at the shop; you never signed any receipts—Edwards gave the orders—I only saw you once.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-168" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Graves, a pawnbroker, of 189, Mile End Road—on September 2nd the prisoner pawned some belting with me for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the name of John Russell, 242, High Street, Poplar—the prosecutor has identified it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You told me it was merely a temporary loan; I would have lent you considerably more—I may have seen you on several other occasions, but I have no knowledge of you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-169" type="surname" value="SIMMS"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-169" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SIMMS</persName> </hi>. I am a house agent at 40, Mile End Road—on 5th August I lent the prisoner 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the security of an order to get a piece of rubber from Dixon and Head, engineers, which I got, and Mr. Kendal identified it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-170" type="surname" value="KENDAL"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM JACKSON"/>WILLIAM JACKSON KENDAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I identified a portion of the rubber in September in Mr. Simms's custody—it was delivered at 242, High Street, Poplar, on August 18th; I have no doubt it is the same.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-171" type="surname" value="CHADWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHADWICK</persName> </hi>. I am traveller to Bowley and Son, Wellington Road, Battersea, oil and color merchants—I received a written communication and called at 262, High Street, Poplar, on 24th August and saw Edwards, who was convicted in January—I asked for Mr. Russell; he said that Mr. Russell was in the country, and he was doing his business in his absence—he asked my business, and I subsequently received this order (
<hi rend="italic">This was on a printed bill head of John Russell, Wholesale Ironmongery</hi> 242,
<hi rend="italic">High Street, Poplar. Dear Sir</hi>,—Herewith sample order as promised.—Faithfully yours, for Russell, W. Edwards. 2 1/2 monthly.")—I supplied on this order four casks of white lead, value 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., at 2 1/2 discount per month—before the month expired the place was closed, and I got no money and never saw the goods again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you till to-day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-172" type="surname" value="LIGHTFOOT"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-172" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LIGHTFOOT</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Bowley and Son, 3, Park Road, Battersea—I delivered four casks of white lead at 242, High Street, Poplar, and saw Edwards, who signed my book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-173" type="surname" value="BOHS"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-173" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOHS</persName> </hi>. I am a baker of 201, High Street, Poplar, and am leaseholder of No. 242, which I let to the prisoner at 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—he introduced Edwards to me as his manager—this is the agreement signed</p>
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<p>by the prisoner—on 10th September I found the shop shut; I never got the rent of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know that you were suffering from a very severe accident, and was not in the shop very often—you said you intended to come and live there, and you brought your wife to my house once or twice, but you never brought any furniture—I saw you there at first hal a dozen times, but at the latter part you were very seldom there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-174" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-174" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am one of a firm of ironmongers and tin plate workers of Bilston, Staffordshire—on 28th July Edwards called at our office and said that he represented John Russell—we supplied him with goods value 35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., believing the business carried on at High Street, Poplar, was a genuine business—we have never been paid—I called there in September and found the place closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you or received any communication from you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-175" type="surname" value="FERRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-175" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FERRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of the Great Western Railway—on 2nd September I delivered 12 bags of nails from Crawley at 242, High Street, Poplar—they were signed for "J. Russell"—I do not recognise the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-176" type="surname" value="CRITTAFF"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-176" type="given" value="SAMUEL EDWARD"/>SAMUEL EDWARD CRITTAFF</persName> </hi>. I am a Great Western Railway carman—on 26th October I delivered two orates at 242, High Street, Poplar, which were signed for "W. Edwards"—I saw him here two months ago and recognised him—the goods came from Bilston; they were not taken out of the van, he tore the tally off and sent them on to Bristol—I did not see the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-177" type="surname" value="HOLLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-177" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Hazlegrove and Nephew, of Manchester, manufacturers of engine waste—on 31st July I received this order (
<hi rend="italic">On a similar bill head</hi>)—I supplied those goods, and received this order, dated 5th August, on the same billhead—I supplied them, and then received this order of August 18th—I supplied those goods; they amounted altogether during August to 37
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I received no payment—the prisoner called at our place in Manchester, and said that he wanted to pay his bill by a cheque, and would like to have the change—we refused—he did not produce it; he said that his cheque-book was at the Waterloo Hotel, and he would write another cheque and bring it in an hour—he did not come back, and I went to the Waterloo, and found he was not staying there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you first called you saw our clerk—he did not tell me that you wore exceedingly surprised to find the amount of the account, and did not give a cheque in consequence—the first lot of goods amounted to 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. only.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am London agent of William Wright, of Bir
<lb/>mingham, gas-chandelier manufacturer—on 24th August I received this order for gas chandeliers value 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., from Russell, of 242, High Street, Poplar—the goods were sent—we have never received the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I called at the shop twice, but never saw you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-179" type="given" value="ROBERT LUCAS"/>ROBERT LUCAS ESPEY</persName> </hi>. I am a general broker, of the Pantechnicon, Cotton, near Bristol—I knew Edwards by the name of Wingfield, and have sold goods for him on several occasions at my auction mart and rendered him the accounts—here are documents showing sales for him on September 4th, October 19th, September 4th, 1885, and 14th Novem
<lb/>ber, amounting to 57
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—they were all sold by his orders.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never wrote to you, heard of you, or knew you in connection with the goods.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-180" type="surname" value="ABBERLINE"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ABBERLINE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I was with Enright and took the prisoner at a lodging-house in Smithfield on November 6th—Enwright told him who I was—he said "All right, Mr. Abberline, I will give you no trouble; you can see into this matter, otherwise I should be in better circumstances"—he said at the police-court, "If I plead guilty will you tell the Court you believe I have been made a dupe in the matter"—I said that he must use his own discretion—we had been trying to find him, but could not see or hear of him from the time the shop closed in September.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After your arrest I understood that you had been in a situation in Fenchurch Street for a very short time—I cannot say whether you had ever been away from London—I found you in very destitute circumstances.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-181" type="surname" value="ENRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-181" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK ENRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>). In September last I had to make inquiries at 242, High Street, Poplar, in reference to the prisoner, and saw Edwards—I asked him if Mr. Russell was in—he said "No; but I am Mr. Edwards, and do business in his absence"—shortly after
<lb/>wards the shop closed, and I did not see Edwards till 19th November, when I arrested him—I found at Edwards's residence, seven or eight directories of different towns, but no business books or account books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found some bill heads in your name—I found you at a common lodging-house in very destitute circumstances.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he was a schoolfellow of Edwards, but had not seen him for</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">years till</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">month ago, when being in the London Hospital suffering from an accident, Edwards came to see him, and when he came out he took a shop as an engineer's factor, and engaged Edwards at a small salary, as he understood the retail ironmongery business, and what Edwards had done was without his knowledge and in his absence, except as to the belting and the cotton-waste, by which he got nothing, and that he had never seen any of the goods or received a single farthing.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-360-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PETER WILLIAM EDWARDS</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860308-361-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-361-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-183" type="surname" value="GRIFFIN"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-183" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860308-361-offence-1 t18860308-name-183"/>John Griffin</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-184" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860308-361-offence-1 t18860308-name-184"/>Henry Harris</persName> with intent to do them grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18860308-361-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-361-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>The prisoner stating that he was guilty of unlawfully wounding, the Jury found that verdict.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-361-18860308 t18860308-361-punishment-27"/>To enter into his own recognisances to appear next Session for judgment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</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">JOHN LEWIS</hi> (25)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MACROW</hi> (25)</persName>
<rs id="t18860308-362-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860308-362-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-362-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Obtain
<lb/>ing 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-187" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-187" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860308-362-offence-1 t18860308-name-187"/>William Walker</persName> by false pretences, and other sums from other persons, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS, BODKIN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Macrow.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-188" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Chief Police Inspector, Scotland Yard</hi>). On January 27th this year I saw Lewis at 13, Dalston Lane, and said, "You are</p>
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<p>Mr. Lewis?"—he said "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer, and I have a warrant for your arrest"—I read it to him, and went with him into his office, and then took him to Dalston Police-station, where he was charged—he made no reply—I took possession of some cheque-books and papers in the office—about a quarter to 3 I arrested Macrow at 30, Appleby Road, Kingsland—I said, "I have a warrant for your arrest for defrauding Mr. Palmer and others in connection with James Lewis"—he said, "Lewis put me up to it"—I took him to Dalston Station, and he was charged with Lewis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. He did not explain what it meant—he did not say Lewis had given him a form of receipt to get a deposit—I have examined the books I took from Lewis's office, but find nothing to connect Macrow with these things.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-189" type="surname" value="WALLACE"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-189" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Commercial Road, Pimlico—on 7th October I inserted this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle. (Inquiring for the management of a small branch grocer's or cheesemonger's.</hi>) I received in answer this letter headed "175, Rushmore Road, Clapton." (
<hi rend="italic">Request
<lb/>ing that he would call early, as he was in immediate want of a manager for a grocery and cheesemongery business, address Mr. Marshall.</hi>) Next day I went to 175, Rushmore Road, where I asked for Marshall, and saw Lewis—I showed him the letter—he said he was in want of a manager for a grocery and cheesemonger's business, and that he was going to open a place just close by at Stratford, which would be ready in a day or two, as soon as he could get out—he asked me what I could deposit; I told him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. security, as I thought it was necessary for a responsible position; he said 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I next saw him on 17th October, and went with him to 13, Dalston Road, where he engaged a room at 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he asked me if I would mind being in the office till he could get the business ready; I agreed—my wages were mentioned at Rushmore Road as 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I paid him on 21st October 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and this is the receipt he gave me. (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">from George Wallace as security against any defalcations, and to be returned at the end of a month's notice provided there had been no defalcations.</hi>) I remained at 13, Dalston Road and Tower Chambers with Mr. Lewis as a clerk till 9th January—he carried on a money-lending business and that of buying and selling businesses and arranging part
<lb/>nerships—not much actual business was done—when I left him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was due to me for wages—on 9th January I asked for a return of my deposit; I got none of it back—I have seen Macrow very often at 13, Dalston Lane, he took no part in the business, but was just arranging business between Mr. Lewis and himself—I heard them one day talking about Mr. Palmer's affairs; Macrow wanted to sign the paper, to give Mr. Palmer back his 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I heard Lewis say to him "Don't be a fool, what I tell you and it will be all right"—no grocery business was opened at Stratford—when I parted with my 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I believed it was as a genuine deposit on my entering the grocer's or cheesemonger's business—Lewis represented himself as a man of money and a lieutenant-colonel in the Army.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> You sent me down once to Stratford about the business, but the shop had been let some weeks—I did not go about a shop at Leyton—you sent me to a place at Victoria Park that had previously been a shop; you did not take that because the man wanted you to come to some agreement for three years, and pay the rent for so</p>
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<p>long, and you said afterwards you would not be humbugged about like that—he wanted money in advance, and you could not pay him because you could not pay me my wages, and I know you had not any money; sometimes I had to wait two or three weeks and got a half-crown or two shillings or sixpence at a time—you asked people to lend you money; the manager at Milk's you asked about this time—you did not afterwards decide to take that place by offering a quarter's rent in advance; you said I would not suit you—I don't know if you offered a quarter in advance—you asked me if I would sooner stay in the office, and I said I would sooner go into the grocery and cheesemongery, I had been used to that; afterwards I saw you were not in a position to take a shop—if I would rather have stayed in the office I should not have given you notice in December—I did not get all my 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week at once—I should have got the same amount at the grocer's and cheesemonger's, but I should have got a place to live in, gas and coals, and house rent—you gave me no lodging—when money was left by persons seeking situations, you sometimes advertised to the full amount; you charged 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. also in" nearly every case—I have lent you money; you once paid me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., that was overdue—I gave you this receipt for arrears of wages—I can't remember if you paid me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as well—I swear the real cause of my leaving was because I could not get my wages from you—it was not on account of my misconduct with a young lady at the office, because when I gave notice you said "I am very worry you are leaving, I am very well suited with you"—I called at the office at Dalston Lane the following week, and fetched away some astrakan I had left there—I did not say to Burchall I was sorry I had to leave, I was very pleased, as I was no better off than a beggar all the time I was with you—you gave me no reason for not returning my deposit till I think 13th February, and then you accused me of having 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of a woman in Islington, and I found it was a mere excuse for not paying me, as you had the money yourself, and having told the woman you wanted her apartments for a gentleman, and that you charged half-crown as commission, she gave you a half-sovereign, you had no change and kept the half-sovereign—you did not charge me with having the half-sovereign—you did not say to Macrow that it would be foolish not to work on—I have often heard you use words to the effect you did about him being a fool and not to sign the paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. Macrow took no part in the business at Lewis's office; although I have seen him there, he merely came there as other people came—I saw him come with Mr. Palmer sometimes, and so far as I know the object of the conversation was Palmer's affairs—I knew there had been a proposition for Palmer to enter into partnership with Macrow, and I gathered that they were there to get the partnership dissolved—Lewis had Palmer's 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and Macrow wanted him to sign the paper to give it to him back again, and Lewis said "Don't be a fool; do what I tell you, and you will be all right; don't sign it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-190" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-190" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a conductor, and live at 3, St. Mark's Road, Dalston—on 29th October I saw an advertisement posted up on a side door of 13, Dalston Lane, Lewis's place—I called there and saw a clerk—next day the clerk came for me, and I went to Dalston Lane, and saw there Lewis and Macrow—Lewis introduced me to Macrow, who said he wanted a collector and traveller to solicit orders in his business as printer</p>
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<p>and paper-bag maker—he mentioned 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week wages and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. com
<lb/>mission on fresh business introduced—he said he wanted 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. security, as various sums would be entrusted to me as collector—I said 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was more than I could afford, but I would give 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he agreed to accept that and I called again on 2nd November, and gave the money to Macrow, who gave me this receipt. (
<hi rend="italic">This was for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">as security till Macrow or Walker gave seven days' notice, when the sum should be returned in full providing there were no defalcations; it also stated that Macrow engaged Walker at a salary of</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a week and a commission of</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.) Macrow wrote and signed it, and Lewis witnessed it—I afterwards went with Macrow to Haggerston Road, his place of business—I remained in his employment four weeks; my wages were paid for two weeks—I solicited orders for his business, and got 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. commission on one order—I was sent to collect money but got none—I left after four weeks because I was two weeks without being paid, and I could not work without wages—on 21st November he gave me this notice, "I hereby give Mr. Walker seven days' notice according to agreement,
<hi rend="smallCaps">HERBERT MACROW</hi>"—after that I asked for the return of my deposit—I did not get it, nor my wages—he said that he had a great deal of money owing to him for business he had carried out, which was not paid him, and when he got those sums in he would settle with me fully as regarded security and arrears of wages—I called often to get it back—on 4th January he gave me this document, "I, Macrow, agree to pay William Walker the sum of 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as deposit, and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for two weeks' wages as per agreement, the above sum to be paid on Saturday, January 9th,
<hi rend="smallCaps">HERBERT MACROW</hi>"—that was not met—I saw and complained to him about not getting back my deposit—when I paid it I thought this was a bona fide situation, or I should not have paid the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> I did not see you the first time I called—Wallace told me he would advertise—I paid for an advertisement next day and you advertised for me—next day you sent for me—I don't know if Macrow had called in answer to the advertisement—you did not actually recommend me in any way to Mr. Macrow; you simply told me he had come in answer to the advertisement—we arranged our own terms, and asked you to draw up a receipt as I was going to pay him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. Lewis gave me to understand in the advertisement that in any case I should pay a security—I did not get any wages the first week, nor till the following Wednesday—I got six or seven orders, amounting to 36
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in the four weeks—I got two weeks' salary, and then Macrow gave me in writing a week's notice, giving as the reason that he could not afford to keep me on—I never collected any money for him—I went to Warren in the Old Kent Road; they treated me with contempt; 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was the amount—there was a stock of paper and printing machines; I don't think they belong to Macrow—I believe Packworth used to work for them—I know the paper bags' were made—Macrow said he did a large business, and had so many orders that it was difficult to execute them—he said he brought in orders when he went out himself; I say nothing to the contrary—I afterwards took my money back by instalments; I was glad to get it back anyhow—there was no agreement as to that—I took a promissory note only a few days before I brought the charge—I took no steps to prosecute—I have paid</p>
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<p>no expenses—I was visited by the police and my depositions taken—I could not afford to sue for the money in the County Court—I did not know I could get a judgment summons for payment by instalments.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-191" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-191" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PALMER</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Southampton Street, Pentonville—on 28th November I advertised in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle:</hi>—"A young man wants to join another in business; coffee shop or greengrocer's preferred; about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to start"—Macrow called on me, he said he was a printer and manufacturer—I told him I knew nothing about the business; he said that did not matter, he wanted some one to come to his place and give out the work and receive it as it was brought in—he told me he did business of from 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per week—I went to 13, Dalston Lane the same evening, I where I saw the two prisoners—Lewis said, "Are you Mr. Palmer"—I said "Yes"—he said, "Mr. Macrow is in want of a partner; this is Mr. Macrow"—Macrow said the same as he said in the morning, that he was in want of a partner to give out the work and receive it—I told him I knew nothing about the business, but I would not mind giving it a trial and that I would like a week's trial—Lewis said, "Well, w want a deposit, what will you put down now?"—I said, "Well, 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., only I have not got the money with me"—this agreement was drawn up by Wallace (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that Palmer agreed to become a partner with H. Macrow, and to pay</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and that he would deposit</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">with the understanding that he should pay the balance as agreed and that the</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">should be repaid, and on the other side it stated, "I, Palmer, agree to give Lewis power to hold the deposit of</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">until the sum of</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">is handed over to Macrow"</hi>)—I went to Macrow's premises in Haggeston Road, they consisted of two cellars with two treadle printing machines, and paper bags, not a very large quantity, waiting to be printed on—shortly after he moved to Kingsland Road—I remained with him about five weeks; he did not find sufficient employment for me; no books were kept, I received no accounts—some work was brought in; I did boy's work, stringing up bags—on the fol
<lb/>lowing week I made a further deposit of 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to make up the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; this is half of the receipt I received; I got this on 5th December, the name "J. Lewis" was on the other half—on my paying that 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a promise was made that I was to be paid 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, and an agreement was entered into by Lewis and Macrow as to the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I signed; it was that Lewis could hand it over to Macrow with my authority—on the 15th, when the agreement was drawn up, Lewis asked Macrow if any money was wanted to make the business good—Macrow said "Yes"—Lewis said, "Will you advance Mr. Macrow 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I said "No;" I advanced 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., part of the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I received one sum of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as wages—on 4th January I saw the two prisoners again at Lewis's office—Lewis and Macrow had a conversation about other business, and it was brought up about me—Lewis asked Macrow whether he was willing to cancel the agreement—Macrow said "Yes"—Lewis said to me, "You have no more to do with us, then; all you want now is your money"—I said "Yes"—he said, "want three days' notice from you to get it from the bank"—on the following day I made out a note and gave it to Lewis, and I went to him on the third day for the money—he said, "I will see you at 7 o'clock; I am going to the bank now"—we met then, he said he was very sorry, the bank was closed when he went, that he would see me to-morrow—I went to his office in Dalston Lane and he was not there—I went to his City office, 47, Tower Chambers, Moorgate Street; I saw him there—he said</p>
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<p>he was very sorry, he had had advice on my matter, and he wanted a letter from Macrow to say he was willing to cancel the agreement; that was after I had said I would have nothing more to do with Macrow—he said, "Go and find Mr. Macrow"—at that time Mr. Macrow was in his front office, as I saw his leg when the door was open, I could tell him by his boots—eventually Lewis offered me a bill for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on two or three occasions; I would not take it—he said he had borrowed some out of the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on 14th December, when I refused to take the bill, he said, "All right, if you won't take it I cannot give you the money"—I said I could take it to Court—he said, "All right, do as you like, you can see me in a felon's dock if you like"—this second agreement was made after the receipt of the 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">By this Macrow agreed that if Palmer lodged with Lewis</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for three months, on the understanding that during that time he would receive</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a week, at the expiration of three months the</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">should be placed to Macrow's credit; Palmer to be able to withdraw that sum after three months.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> On 5th December, when I signed the last agreement, you asked Macrow if he wanted any money—he said, "I want 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—after I left he did not say he wanted 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—you told me to get a letter from Macrow authorising you to pay the 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I gave it to you at 47, Tower Chambers on the Tuesday—I did not give you permission to use 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about two days before Christmas—you offered me on the Saturday to pay 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the Monday and the balance on the following Monday—I did not properly refuse to take it; I said, "I will not give you any proper answer to-day"—I don't remember saying I would have all or none—the Saturday I have mentioned was the 15th of January, I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. I do not profess to understand any
<lb/>thing about the paper-bag manufactory or printing—I was very energetic about it the first week, but not afterwards when I got no money—I was on a salary at first—I came late, and smoked about the place, Macrow did not complain about it to me—Lewis had my deposit, I left it in his charge—the second agreement was made on 5th December—Lewis paid me one week's money—I went and saw Macrow by himself about the partnership being put an end to—I found him perfectly willing to put an end to it—I said, "I want you to sign a letter for me to Mr. Lewis for cancelling the agreement"—he signed it, he was not in the least unwilling to do so—I said, "That will give Mr. Lewis authority to give me my money back again"—I knew I was to get it back from Lewis—I had to call on Lewis with the letter on 12th January, the same day—I called on 4th January and on nearly every day—I told Lewis I and Macrow had come to an arrangement that the agreement should be cancelled, and then Lewis said he wanted three days notice, and I called repeatedly and could not get it—I said nothing about Macrow being there when I saw his legs: I should have done so—I went off without my money—on the next occasion I saw Lewis I said I had seen Macrow in the office, and he said he did not know it—I was to be paid nothing the first week, and nothing out of the profits—the second agreement men
<lb/>tioned that I was to receive 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of the profits.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-192" type="surname" value="ATKINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-192" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ATKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a compositor, of 71, Free Grove Road, Holloway—on 23rd December I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle</hi>, and went to Dalston Lane, and then to 431, Commercial</p>
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<p>Buildings, where I saw Macrow—he said he wanted a printer to do printing in the day, and to travel in the afternoon, that he was doing about 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, and that he was thinking of extending it; that he would require about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as security, as he had been swindled a short time previously, and that my wages would be 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I agreed to enter his employment on those terms—my father paid 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to him on the 24th—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the receipt. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Atkinson agreed to lodge</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">with Macrow against any defalcations on his part, on the understanding that he should receive a weekly salary of</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and that the</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">should be repayable on demand.</hi>) Part of it is my father's writing, and the rest is Lewis's, I should judge—I stopped with Macrow four days—I only printed; nothing was done except a little for Lewis—the only persons who called were those wanting money, and they did not get it—on the Saturday he was not there to pay me my wages at 2 o'clock, but at night I saw him close by Lewis's in the street—there were several waiting there for their money—on the Monday I told him I should want the security as well; he said it was at the bank—he gave me this bill for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., my deposit and wages; it was not met—the prisoner was not there on the first Monday and Tuesday, I suppose he was spending my 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was hunting for him all the time—I saw Lewis at Macrow's place; he came in while we were making up the promissory note on 4th January, I think, and Lewis professed to know nothing about my 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said to him that he was the biggest rascal of the two—he said he would have it proved, or something of that sort.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> Wallace, your clerk, sent me to Macrow's—you professed to know nothing of the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. till I saw you at Macrow's place—you left the place with Mr. Barber for a few minutes, and afterwards came back and asked Mr. Macrow if he had received 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. Mr. Macrow said he knew nothing about printing, and therefore I should have to do the printing—I had got my wages; I was willing to do it; I was to be paid weekly—I began on the Wednesday, but I was there on the Monday and Tuesday—I stayed there four days—he owes me now 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have not sued him for the money.</p>
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<persName id="t18860308-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-193" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-193" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Linstead Street, Palmerston Road, Kilburn—I saw this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle</hi> on 31st October. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that a young man was required for a respectable situation, and that a cash security would be required; apply at</hi> 13,
<hi rend="italic">Dalston Lane.</hi>) I went to 13, Dalston Lane, where I saw Lewis—he asked me how much security I could give; I said about 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he asked me if I should like to go into partnership; I said yes, in a profitable business—he agreed to get me a partner, and I was going out of the office when Macrow came in—Lewis introduced me to him, and said he was a gentleman who he had known for some time; that he was in a printing business, and was in want of a partner, and very likely we could arrange matters together—he left me with Macrow in his office to arrange matters ourselves—Macrow said he had been apprenticed to the business, and was starting for himself, and had laid out some money, and wanted some one to help him with it, but they would have to have about 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we went round to Haggerston Road, where I saw his premises—he said he was going to keep on with them a little, and then would take larger premises—there was some machinery there and type, and a good many paper bags—we went back</p>
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<p>to Lewis's office, and an agreement was drawn up by a clerk there—I paid 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for an advertisement, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for drawing up the partnership agreement—after we had had some dinner I went to the carpenter's house and paid 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for putting up benches and gas fittings at Macrow's—Wallace drew up an agreement of partnership; I never signed it—I lent Macrow 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and then gave him 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I had to put in the business—I paid two or threes little sums—I was going to pay the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by cheque, but I found his business was not altogether what he represented—I heard something about Macrow, and in consequence went to Lewis's office—I asked Lewis why he had recom
<lb/>mended Macrow to me, as his machine and type and nothing was paid for, after he had represented they were, and that his business was no good—Lewis said he had not known him very long, but he could say of him that he thought he was a genuine man—I parted with my money on those representations that Macrow was in a good way of business, and that his machines were paid for, and that he was in a good way of busi
<lb/>ness and a respectable person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> I first saw you on 31st October—I saw your clerk, Wallace, on the Saturday—you asked me how much security I had; I think it was on the Saturday—I cannot recollect exactly if I saw you on the Saturday—your clerk introduced me to Macrow first—I could not exactly say now which it was—I think I made a mistake, it was Wallace I saw in the office; I was recommended to Macrow by him—Wallace drew up the agreement on the following Monday, and I paid 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on that day; I can't say who to—I went to you on the Thursday or Friday in the next week and said I had decided then not to go into partnerhsip with Macrow, and that I was working with Sager, and if I liked his business I would go into partnership with him—your clerk had come down before and asked me to go into partnership with him—a few days afterwards I called on you with Sager, a confectioner at 6, Haggerston Road—I don't think you had ever seen him before—I said I was going to become his partner to the amount of 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he was Macrow's landlord—I paid 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the advertisement and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the agreement with Macrow before I came to you with Sager—I paid another 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for one with Sager.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. I paid the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. about 10 days after I paid the 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to the carpenter—I attended every day during that time at the Haggerston place; some work was going on, but very little; nevertheless I paid my 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., because he told me the business was only just started, and from what I could see it was not properly started; he was only just setting it up, and it wanted capital and a little time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860308-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-194" type="surname" value="BOYER"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-194" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BOYER</persName> </hi>. I live at 104, Fetter Lane, and am manager to Messrs. Esson, engineers—at the end of October, 1884, we sold and delivered to Macrow two printing machines and materials, value 180
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we have never been paid—they went to 6, Haggerston Road—we have paid 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for rent, to save distraint.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. We have had the machines back—I know Macrow has not been successful in business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860308-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860308-name-195" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-195" type="surname" value="COTTERILL"/>
<interp inst="t18860308-name-195" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA COTTERILL</persName> </hi>. I am manageress to Mrs. Jane, proprietor of 13a, Dalston Lane—Lewis took an office there from 16th October, at 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—six weeks' rent is owing—on 2nd Dec. Macrow took premises at Commercial Road, at 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—he paid one week, and we never</p>
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<p>received any more rent from him—Mr. Esson paid my employer—I often saw Lewis and Macrow together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> I am quite sure it was six weeks' rent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>. The shop was taken in the name of Palmer—I have seen Macrow with Palmer—we did not distrain till the rent had run on for six weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lewis in his defence stated that he meant to get his living by an honest agency business; that he acted as agent between Macrow and the people who came to him with regard to Macrow; that he had used Palmer's money, but would have repaid him if he had not been arrested, and that he had not been in a business of this sort before, and all he did was purely as an agent.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The Jury considered that there was a difference between the prisoners' guilt.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEWIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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