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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. CIV.</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>Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 3rd, 1886, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD COLERIDGE</hi> Lord Chief Justice of Eng
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SOAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-6" type="given" value="PHINEAS"/>PHINEAS COWAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-7" 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="t18860503-name-8" 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="t18860503-name-9" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CLARKE</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-11" 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. SEVENTH 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, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CLARK</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-495-offence-1 t18860503-name-13"/>Maria Miller</persName> by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-14" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Harry Miller, a bricklayer, and live at the Nile beerhouse, 30, Church Street, Greenwich—I learnt through Messrs. Passingham and Hall that the Nile was to be disposed of—on 2nd December I saw the prisoner on the subject; my husband saw him first—the prisoner said that he was doing 27 barrels of beer in a month, and that it was a lease for 11 1/2 years—on 3rd December I went and saw the place—I was told that the fixtures belonged to him—he asked 200
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—65
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the fixtures, for which I was to pay money down.—I paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. when these statements were made; the prisoner was there on 3rd December when I looked at the place, and my husband also—there were fixtures there; it was then he said he was doing 27 barrels a month, that it was a good living trade, and the fixtures were his—I was to go into possession before or after the 11th December—I took possession on the 11th, I then paid 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—at that time the assignment of the lease was made to me by Messrs. Passingham and Hall—the prisoner was present when the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid, this is the receipt—Mr. Fowler was my solicitor—this is the agreement. (
<hi rend="italic">This agreement stated that</hi> 65
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was for the lease and goodwill, fixtures and effects</hi>, 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">deposit.</hi>) This is the prisoner's signature—the money was mine, not my husband's—the prisoner executed this assignment on the payment of the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this is the lease—Passingham and Hall acted for Clark—I believed the prisoner's statement that the fixtures and things were his property—if I had known that the fixtures were not his I would not have parted with my money—he did not tell me that the house had been closed for nearly 12 months, or</p>
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<p>that the lease was made on 28th September, 1885; I never found that out till afterwards, I think a week after I had taken possession, after I had parted with my 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—before I took the Nile I had managed the Star in Regency Street; I made that answer—at the Nile we did not sell a barrel of beer a week; I tried to make that answer but could not, I don't think anyone could, it had got a very bad name—we had some beer from Chandler's, and some from Pontifex and Moore, of Beckenham—I am still carrying on the business—lately the average sale has been about a barrel a week, but before that I don't suppose I had sold three barrels a month—I don't think it possible that 26 barrels a month could ever have been done there—I should not have taken the assignment and lease if I had known all the circumstances.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at the Star three months, that was my first house, that licence was in my husband's name—Mr. Fowler was acting for me all through this matter—I paid the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of the fixtures on 2nd December; I had not then seen the house, my husband had seen it the day before; it was on his report that I paid the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on what the prisoner said, that he was doing 27 barrels a month—I know that a public-house trade fluctuates—I knew that the prisoner had met with an accident, he told me so—he said the trade could be worked up; I believe he said something to the effect that he was not selling the trade, but the licence was worth more money—I don't think I said before the Magistrate that nothing was said about the lease at the first interview—20
<hi rend="italic">.</hi> deposit was first asked, Mr. Lewis, clerk to Passingham and Hall, suggested that I paid him the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by cheque; the business improved at Easter—I did not try to recover any money by civil proceedings; I said I should be content if he would pay me back half the money—I sent him an apology for the charge I had made against him—he said the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. mortgage would be cancelled if the trade did not come up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was after I had been there a few weeks that I said I was willing to take half, because I was losing money every day—I told him he had committed a forgery, I meant a fraud, in selling me the fixtures, and he had taken me in in every way and I told him he had swindled me—he said if I apologised to him by letter he would cancel the 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. mortgage, that was the reason I apologised, but he did not do it, he used very bad language towards my husband; I never got a shilling from him—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the inventory of the fixtures, I believed I was getting them as my property.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-15" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KNOWLDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in a public institution, and live at Greenwich—I am one of the owners of the Nile, one of the trustees; I had the letting of it—I think it had been closed from May, 1885, to Sep
<lb/>tember—a person named Miles was the previous tenant, when he left three quarters' rent were due—the rent was 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I have never seen the prisoner till this trial; this is the lease he had, I was a party to it; it is for 11 1/2 years, from 29th September, 1885—I did not execute any assignment of the fixtures, or sell them, they are the property of the trustees—Mr. Humphreys was my agent in the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in the house, and I know there were fixtures in it, I could not give a detailed account of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-16" type="given" value="HENRY NEWENHAM"/>HENRY NEWENHAM HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer, and have been agent for the Nile beerhouse under Mr. Knowlden—n August, 1885, the prisoner came to me about taking the house, I think it had been closed</p>
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<p>five or six months but am not sure—he agreed to take it, he was to have the use of the fixtures—at Christmas I found Mrs. Miller in possession, she claimed the fixtures, I told her they were the property of the landlord—I went through the list of fixtures, and marked those that were there previous to the prisoner entering into possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I saw the prisoner on one occasion; Mr. Skeet, my partner, may have seen him on other occasions—I cannot tell to whom absolutely the fixtures belong; I cannot tell the value of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I let the house to the prisoner with the fixtures, as the property of the landlord.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM GREENWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am collector for Chandler and Co., brewers, of Hackney Road—the account with the Nile was opened by the prisoner on 1st October, 1885—I produce the book which was made up between us and the prisoner; it was made up by me from a copy of the brewery ledger—I have got delivery tickets showing the number of barrels sent—on 1st Oct. he had four barrels and five kilderkins, and up to 4th Dec. one barrel and two kilderkins—I think Mrs. Miller had two kilder
<lb/>kins from us, she had dealings with other brewers—the average during the whole time that we supplied the Nile would be about 23/4 barrels per. week—when the prisoner left the house we took back one barrel of waste and 11 gallons of stout, which was not fit for sale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> October would represent 18 barrels—we do not sell bottled beer, I think there was one of Barclay's cards in the window for bottled beer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-18" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SIBLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter and live at Greenwich—I have known the Nile about two years—I remember the prisoner opening the house in October—I should 8ay it had been closed about a month—I don't know who the previous tenant was—I never used the house before Clark took it—I was a customer—I helped Chandler's drayman out with two barrels of beer one day in October.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-19" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Passingham and Hall, public house brokers—on 19th October, 1885, Clark called on me and gave instructions to dispose of the Nile—he described it as a free house, 11 1/2 years' lease, rent 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and offered to sell the lease, fixtures, utensils, and good-will—he described his takings as 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a month, and his malt liquor trade was about six barrels weekly—he gave us to understand that he was dealing with Chandler's and that probably a loan could be obtained from them—one of the clerks took down the particulars in my presence, I prepared an advertisement in consequence—I knew nothing of the Nile previously—I was present at the change, and witnessed the agreement—there was a very small amount of stock on the premises, that had been arranged between the parties—this is the inventory we prepared—I was present when the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid to Mr. Passingham by Mrs. Miller, and it was paid to Clark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should think the value of the fixtures was more than 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I should say 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-20" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There was about 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth of stock in the cellar, which was paid for—there was no brewer's book.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-21" type="given" value="BERTRAM"/>BERTRAM CAYSEY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Bury Hutchinson, the solicitor conducting this prosecution—I produce a literal copy of the inventory—the red marks upon it show the articles that were on the premises before</p>
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<p>they were taken by dark—I served a copy of this notice to produce on the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-22" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY MILLER</persName> </hi>. I went and saw the Nile before my wife purchased it—I saw Clark—he said he was doing 26 barrels a month, and had been for some time, and there was a good trade being done there—he showed me the brewer's receipts to prove that he had had 26 barrels in the last 31 days—I looked at the papers and they tallied with what he said—he did not show me the brewer's book, he said he had no Chandler's book, that he paid for his beer as he had it—I asked him if the fixtures and utensils were all his, he said yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went over the cellar before my wife saw it—I did not go all over the house, I went over the bar—from what I saw I liked it and reported favourably to my wife—the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid on the ground that we were to have a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. loan from the brewers if required.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. From the proofs he showed me I was not satisfied, and he said "If you are not satisfied I will lend you 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. myself, as money is no object to me—the 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid for the fixtures alone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-497-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to unlawfully failing to deliver letters while employed in the Post Office.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18860503-498-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing a letter containing orders for the payment of money whilst employed in the Post Office.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-498-18860503 t18860503-498-punishment-4"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18860503-499-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-499-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to a like offence.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-499-18860503 t18860503-499-punishment-5"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18860503-500-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to three indictments for forging and uttering receipts for money whilst employed in the Post Office.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-500-18860503 t18860503-500-punishment-6"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18860503-501-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to six indictments for forging and uttering orders for payment of money and stealing the same, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-501-offence-1 t18860503-name-30"/>E. C. Powder Company</persName>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18860503-501-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-501-18860503 t18860503-501-punishment-7"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BAKER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860503-502-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin, after a conviction of uttering and having counterfeit coin in his possession in May. 1885, at this Court.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-502-18860503 t18860503-502-punishment-8"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">alias
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-503-offence-1 t18860503-name-33"/>John Jeffreys</persName>, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; and from
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-503-18860503 t18860503-503-punishment-9"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18860503-504-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to stealing 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-504-offence-1 t18860503-name-36"/>John Lewis</persName>; also* to a conviction of felony in November, 1884.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-504-18860503 t18860503-504-punishment-10"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-505-offence-1 t18860503-name-38"/>Henry Sylvester</persName>; and to another indictment for stealing three seals, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-505-offence-1 t18860503-name-39"/>John Walker</persName>, after a conviction of felony in April, 1881.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-505-18860503 t18860503-505-punishment-11"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18860503-506-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-506-18860503 t18860503-506-punishment-12"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18860503-507-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to stealing two postal orders, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-507-offence-1 t18860503-name-42"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-507-18860503 t18860503-507-punishment-13"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a pork butcher, of 33, South Street, Manchester Square—on 24th April the prisoner came to my shop a little before 1 p.m. for a quarter of a pound of beef and a small bone, which came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; she gave me half-a-crown, and I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, putting the half-crown in the till, in which there was no other half-crown—the prisoner left—subsequently a constable made a com
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 185). About one on 24th April I was on duty in Baker Street, Portman Square, and followed the prisoner—I saw her go into Robson's shop, and after she came out I went in and made a communication to Mr. Robson—I afterwards took the prisoner into custody, and brought her back to the shop, where she offered to pay with good money for what she had bought—Mr. Robson said "That is the woman that gave me a bad half-crown"—when I stopped her I asked her if she had been into Mr. Robson's shop—she said "Yes"—I asked her if she had passed bad money there—she said "No"—at the station she was charged and searched; she had two vases, a quarter of a pound of pork, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, and 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—I told the inspector she had been in a china shop in Baker Street—she said yes, she had been into a china shop—this is the half-crown I received from Mr. Robson.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS STANDISH</persName> </hi>. I keep a china shop at 57, Baker Street; on 24th April, about one, the prisoner came in for two vases in the window at 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, and gave me half-a-crown; I had no small change, and asked her if she had no other silver; she said no at first—I saw a two-shilling piece in her purse, and said "That will do, if you give me that I will give you change"—I saw the half-crown looked black; I gave it back to her, and gave her change for the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I then said "I suppose you are perfectly aware this is a bad half-crown"—she said "No, I am not, or I should not have given it to you"—I gave her back the half-crown, and she hurried out—this is the half-crown.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in a written defence stated that since she had come out of prison the had been at work at Peter Robinson's, and that the did not know the coins were bad.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of uttering in</hi> 1884,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-53" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA NILL</persName> </hi>. My father is a tobacconist, at 62, New Oxford Street—on 6th April, about 11.50 p.m., the prisoner came in for a threepenny Manilla cigar, and gave me a half-crown—I saw it was bad, and broke it in the tester—I bad taken another half-crown from him five minutes before—he was smoking it, he had smoked about an inch of it—I said "This is the second bad coin you have brought me in the last five minutes, and I shall give you in custody, I don't look upon it as an accident"—he said "You are talking rubbish, I have never been in your shop at all"—I said "I am quite sure you are the same person"—he was going away, but I went to the door and stopped him—I showed my father the two half-crowns—the prisoner said several times it was all nonsense about his being there before, and he swayed to and fro very much—I did not take much notice of his face on the first occasion, but I noticed his coat, and his height, and the tone of his voice—he paused between each word, he was so tipsy—he did not ask for a Manilla the second time, only for a cigar—I gave him two shillings and threepence change on the first occasion, and on the second occasion I have him change for a good florin, one shilling, a sixpence, and threepence—I gave the two half-crowns to the police; one was broken in two, and the other bent slightly—the gas was very dim, it was half turned out; the shop was being closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I had a paper and pencil in my hand when you came in the second time—I was pretending to scribble down a few figures, but I was considering what I should do—I also had the bad half-crown in my hand rubbing it—directly I saw you at the door I expected another bad coin—when I found it was bad I demanded the cigar back, but you put it in your pocket—you said "It does not stand to reason that I should come in twice."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I said before the Magistrate "I believe the prisoner is the man, but I won't swear it"—I don't swear it now, but I am quite sure—I said so because I did not know his face—on the first occasion only the counter, was between us, but I did not look him in the face, not to take notice—I am rather near-sighted—I am sure I gave him three pennypieces in change the first time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He paid me with a good florin—he had the same coat, he was the same height, and had the same drunken gait and voice, and I recognised him as he came over the step—I do not swear he is the same man, but I have no doubt—he tried to push past me, but I pushed him back, and at that time a constable came up—the shop was only partly closed, the thing which goes along the door was up, and he stepped over it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-54" type="given" value="NEIL"/>NEIL JACKSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E R</hi> 43). On 5th April, about 12.5, I was called to Mr. Hill's shop, and the last witness gave the prisoner in charge for passing two bad half-crowns; he said that he had not been in before—he was sober, but pretended to be drunk—he reeled about going to the station, but when he got there he did not smell of drink—he denied passing the first coin, and said "Is it likely I should come back with a second half-crown?"—she said "I am sure you are the man, you are smoking the cigar now which I served you with"—I searched him in the shop, and found four separate shillings, two six-pences,</p>
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<p>six pence, and two halfpence—I took him to the station; he gave his name Charles Norman, but said "I refuse my address"—the Inspec
<lb/>tor said "That won't improve your case"—he said "It might be a good deal worse for me if I gave my address"—he told the Magistrate next morning that he lived at Oakley Street, Lambeth, but refused to give the number—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the cigar which he was smoking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were perfectly sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-55" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA NILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is a piece of a Manilla cigar, which the prisoner was smoking; the first cigar he bought of me was a Ma
<lb/>nilla, of the same quality as this—the second was different, as he only asked for a cigar then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-56" type="given" value="GEORGE LEE"/>GEORGE LEE NILL</persName> </hi>. I was not called at the police-court—I was out
<lb/>side my door putting my shutters up, and saw the prisoner when he came first; he reeled so much that I was obliged to step away—I noticed him, and as I was putting the piece across the door when he came the second time, he said "I suppose I must step over"—believing him to be drunk, I stood at the door, thinking my daughter would have trouble—I then fetched two more shutters, and saw that there Was some conten
<lb/>tion, and stepped in, and my daughter said "This man has passed this," in the prisoner's hearing—he made no remark—I looked through the glass the first time, and saw the prisoner on his first visit, and I put up eight shutters between then and his second visit, and then I said to myself "Two men in light clothes"—short of swearing to him I have not the slightest doubt about him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad, and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence denied being the man who passed the first coin, and stated that he did not know that the second was bad; and that before the Magistrate the prosecutrix could not swear that he was the man who came the first time.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-59" type="given" value="ALFRED ALLEN"/>ALFRED ALLEN ELDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I manage the Rose and Crown, Goswell Road—on 2nd April, after 8 p.m., the prisoner came in with about half a dozen friends—I did not know till afterwards that one of them was her husband—the prisoner called for a pot of ale and handed me a florin—I gave her a shilling, a sixpence, and 2
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<lb/>wards she called for another pot, tendered another florin, and I gave her a shilling, a sixpence, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she then called for a third pot and tendered a florin—I put it in the tester and found it was bad, and handed it back to her, and she paid me with 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and walked out—I had put the other florins in the till—the others drank from the pots, and one of the women went out with her—I examined the till directly, and found two bad florins; there were no other florins there—I had taken no florins after they came in, nor any other money—I followed her out and gave her in custody; she said she had not been in the house—the persons who came with her remained there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G.R</hi>). Mr. Eldridge gave the prisoner into my custody on 2nd April, about 8.35, and handed me these two florins—she said "I have never been in his house"—going to the station she</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have seen a man who told me that the prisoner was his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took her nearly opposite the Rose and Crown; there was no one with her—she gave her baby to another woman when she ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two coins are bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-63" type="given" value="JULLIA"/>JULLIA BURT</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Duffern Street, Mile End Road—my maiden name was Julia Sullivan; the prisoner is my sister—I was outside the church one foggy Thursday in November when the prisoner went in to be married to John Conroid—I did not go in because I objected to the marriage—they were married in a Roman Catholic church; I saw them come out with the marriage
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know why her husband tore up the lines—I did not visit them afterwards—I never saw them together but as man and wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believe her husband quarrelled when he tore up the lines; they had one child.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin; I laid it by itself, and gave him the change—in about five minutes he asked for a pot of ale, and gave me another florin, though I had given him a shilling, a sixpence, and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in change for the first—I gave him change again—I went to show the coin to my father, and when I came back he was gone—I tried the coin, it was bad; this is it—I had seen the prisoner before; he used to live next door, and used to come in—a man came in with him, and there was a woman in the bar, but I do not know whether she was with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). I was called to Kingsland Road, and received these two florins, which I marked, and a description of the prisoner, and on Thursday, the 15th, I took him at a beerhouse in Nile Street, City Road—I said, "Claude, I shall take you for uttering two counterfeit florins in the Old Basing House public-house"—I knew him as Claude—he said, "You have made a mistake"—I took him to the station, but only found a pawn-ticket on him—he was placed with seven others, and Miss Webster identified him at once—I went next morning to the Old Blue Last, and received two florins—I took the first two witnesses to Worship Street; the prisoner was placed with seven others, and Preston failed to identify him, but the manager picked him out at once—I told him he would be further charged with uttering two counterfeit florins on the same day—he said, "I should like to know who has put me away, they will get a good hiding"—Preston then said "That is him"—he said he had no fixed address, he lived at a common lodging-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four florins are bad, and from the same mould—this half-crown is bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-514-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*†.—
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-516-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.] Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see what was in the parcel, it was not a dog—you were eating something—you had no stick in your hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I believe this is done in spite.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HARRIS</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGGINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FINLAY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Broad—on 3rd April I counted the money in the till and left 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on a shelf—the prisoner came into the shop a few minutes afterwards and bought a penny orange—he left, came back, put his arm through a loop-hole, and took something off the shelf—I rushed to the door and missed the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the prisoner walked outside, I ran after him—he was knocked down in Houndsditch by a constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-88" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER COPPIN</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman—on 3rd April, about a quarter past eleven, 1 was in Liverpool Street—I saw the prisoner walk inside the prosecutor's shop, put his hand inside the pigeon-hole of the window and walk out—I followed him and said "Look out, he has got your till"—several people ran after him and he was stopped.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-89" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 966). I saw the prisoner running, some one said "Stop him"—I ran across the road, he got under my arm and got away, leaving his hat behind him—I ran after him about 100 yards—I called to him to stop, as he did not I hit him on the head with my stick and knocked him down—I brought him back 30 or 40 yards and met the witness, who said he had stolen 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the till—a box of sticky stuff was found upon him, but no money, only a penny—it was quite 400 yards from the shop that I stopped him.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 9th April, about 3.30, I was with Detectives Wise and Pentin in Fore Street, and saw Watson outside the Grapes public-house—after a few minutes a costermonger joined him and shortly afterwards the other prisoners came up and they all five went into the public-house—they came out in about half an hour together and crossed over to Lower White Cross Street—the costermonger went down Fore Street, and at the corner of Lower White Cross Street Barlow left them and went into an oil and colour shop while the other three went up Lower White Cross Street—I went into the shop by another entrance and saw Barlow making a purchase, he handed a sixpence to the shopman, who put it into the till—as she left I spoke to Green the shopman, and he looked into the till and took out this bad sixpence, which he marked and handed to me—I went out and found Barlow in Lower White Cross Street about five yards from the other three—I took hold of her and said "I shall take you into custody for uttering a counterfeit sixpence at this oil shop just now," and took from her left hand fivepence in bronze and this cake of blacking which was sticking out of her jacket pocket—she said "We are all liable to take bad money"—I had given a signal to the other officers and the other</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in coppers, and she left—Sagar came in directly and spoke to me—I looked in the till and found a bad sixpence; it was the only one there; I marked it and gave it to him; this is the blacking I sold to Barlow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barlow.</hi> There was no other money in the till but the sixpence you gave me; I did not give change for a half-crown—the policeman examined the till when I took the sixpence out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I received no money from the time she gave me the sixpence till Sagar came in and got it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-95" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WISE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I was with Sagar and other officers about 3.30 p.m., and saw Watson talking to a costermonger outside the Grapes public-house, and two or three minutes afterwards he was joined by the other prisoners; they all four went into the public-house, and the costermonger made five—they remained there half an hour, and then came out, and Barlow went into Mr. Whitehead's shop, the other prisoners going up Lower White Cross Street—Sagar stopped Barlow, and Collins and other officers stopped Watson, Riley and Jennings. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>)—I told them I should take them in custody for being concerned in uttering counterfeit coin—I took Jennings—I saw Pentin stop Riley, and heard him say "Open your hand"—that was in the other prisoner's hearing; I turned round and saw this bad sixpence drop from his hand; I searched Watson at the station and found two florins, three single shillings, a sixpence, and a halfpenny—he said "l am a respectable man, I don't know what I am brought here for; I don't know the other prisoners"—the female searcher afterwards handed me two sixpences, a shilling, 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a counterfeit threepenny bit, found on Jennings—Jennings said "I don't know any of the other prisoners, I was not in their company"—I saw the four prisoners together in company on the 6th or 7th of April'—I have seen them at the Stone House public-house in Old Street, St. Luke's, that is near Fore Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Watson.</hi> You told me where you were working, and asked if I had not seen you in the City selling pictures, and I said "Never."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Sagar and Wise on 9th April, and saw Watson with a costermonger standing outside a public-house; they were joined by the three prisoners, and they all five went in—I went into an adjoining compartment and watched them—they were all drinking together from one pot of beer—they remained about half an hour—Watson called for another pot, and paid for it, and they all drank out of the same pot again—I remained there all the time they were there and watched them out, over a window—I missed Barlow and the costermonger at the corner by the oilshop—I looked up White Cross Street, and saw Riley, Watson, and Jennings about twenty yards up from the public-house—I took hold of Riley, and said "Open your hand "—it was in his coat pocket—I pulled it out, it was clenched—I heard something drop, and a sixpence dropped on the pavement, which Wise picked up—I forced his hand open and found a small paper packet, con
<lb/>taining these ten bad sixpences, separately wrapped up as they are now—</p>
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<p>I searched Riley at the station and found this black bag tucked in the waistband of his trousers, it contained three separate packet?, just as they are now, one containing thirty bad threepenny pieces, and the other containing fifteen bad threepenny pieces, and the third packet eleven counterfeit sixpences; he also had a half-crown, a sixpence, and twopence halfpenny, in good money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Watson.</hi> I saw you pay for a pot of ale; I can't say whether you paid with coppers, but you received no change—I was in the next compartment, I could not get a good view from the first compartment, and went into another—I saw you speak to the other three prisoners and the costermonger.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-97" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA PADLEY</persName> </hi>. I assisted my aunt in searching the prisoners at Moor Lane Station—I found on Barlow a sixpence and eightpence in good money, and on Jennings a shilling, two sixpences, one of which was bad, a threepenny piece, and twopence—the counterfeit threepenny piece was in her cotton pocket under her dress, and the twopence in her jacket pocket—I gave those coins to Wise—this is the threepenny piece.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coins to Her Majesty's Mint—the sixpence uttered by Barlow and the sixpence dropped by Riley are counterfeit, and from different moulds—the threepenny piece found on Jennings is also bad—the coins in the different packages found on Riley are all counterfeit, and one of the sixpences is from the same mould as that uttered by Barlow, and there are several sixpences from the same mould as that dropped by Riley—the threepenny piece found on Jennings is from the same mould as some of the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Watson's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I went into the public-house and called for half a pint of ale; I had seven shillings and a halfpenny. I was going to John Street, Clerkenwell, when the constable stopped me; he found seven shillings and a halfpenny on me, and no bad money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barlow in her defence stated that she was not aware the coin was bad. Watson stated that he got hit living in the market, that he was not guilty of knowing the coins were lad.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of a like offence at this Court in September</hi>, 1884,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Ann Will.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RILEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of feloniously possessing a mould for coining in May</hi>, 1878. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 31.)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence of the witnesses in the last case was read over to them from the shorthand notes, to which they assented.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Jennings's Defence.</hi> I bought some oranges in Fore Street, and got the money in change for a half-crown; if I had known it was bad I would not have kept it in my possession as I did for two hours.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LLOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLUER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EUGENE PERONI</hi> I manage a restaurant at 12, High Holborn—on</p>
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<p>23rd March, I served the prisoner with a glass of sherry, price 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—I put it in the till and gave him the change—a man came to the bar soon afterwards who had been sitting down, and asked for change for half a sovereign—I gave it to him, and in the change the prisoner's half-crown was included—it was the only one I had in the till—he pushed it back—I examined it and found it was bad—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the prisoner was then gone, but he came again on March 27th, and asked for a glass of port, which came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a bad half-crown—I said "This is bad and I shall give you in charge"—he said he was very sorry, he did not know he had any bad money about him—I told him he had given me one before—I gave him in custody with both the coins—I knew him as a customer for two months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave me the first half-crown between 5.30 and 6 p.m.—there were only three or four customers there—he talked to me about five minutes after he had given it to me; he then went out, and in two or three minutes the other man asked for change—there were 12 or 13 shillings in the till, but no other half-crown—the prisoner used to come once or twice a week, and he came again the following Saturday—I did not tell him at first that he had passed bad money before, because I thought he was a coiner and I would try him again—I do not know that he had had billiard rooms not far from Holborn for two years—I will swear it was a half-crown he gave me the first time, and not a florin—he made no attempt to run out on the second occasion—he did not say "It was a florin I gave you"—the rest of the money found on him was good—I do not remember what coins he gave me on other occasions.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-102" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was called to Mr. Peroni's shop on 27th March, and found the prisoner detained there—I told him the charge was passing two bad half-crowns—he said, "I am very sorry to think such a thing occurred, it has never occurred before, I waited for you to come"—he said that he did not know anything about the first half-crown, and did not know the second was bad—I searched him, and found a sovereign, two half-crowns, two shillings, a sixpence, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good—I received these two half-crowns (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner told me he was a commission agent, and I have been told by other policemen that he has billiard rooms—he went with me quietly, and said he was very sorry—the dates on the half-crowns are different.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-105" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE FRANKS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Charles Cardinal, of West Sussex Dairy—on 17th April I served the prisoner with two eggs, price 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me this hall-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I thought it was bad, and called Miss Austin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I left you in the shop about two minutes by yourself, and you could have left if you felt inclined, but I had not said that it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-106" type="given" value="EMMA LOUSIA"/>EMMA LOUSIA AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I manage this dairy—on 17th April the last witness spoke to me—I tested this coin, locked the shop door, sent for a constable, and said to the prisoner, "Have you any more?"—he said,</p>
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<p>"No, you had better let me go, I have money, I will pay for the eggs"—I said, "No, I had rather not have any more of your money"—he said, "I am an honest man, working in the market"—the boy who had gone for a constable came back, and the prisoner said to him, "Fetch me a constable, I will give you a penny," and directly pushed me aside and ran out—he was stopped two streets off, and I held him till a constable came, and gave him in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WATERMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 67). I took the prisoner, searched him at the station, and found on him a good shilling, three pawn-tickets, and a knife—Miss Austin gave me this half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You mentioned your address going to the station, but I had not time to put it down—you said nothing about the Sugar Loaf.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-109" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY FULLER</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, of Holborn.—I have known the prisoner working in Covent Garden as a porter for 18 months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him 15 or 16 years, but do not know what he was doing all that time—he disappeared, and I do not know where he went to; he came back 18 months ago—I heard that he was in trouble, but I do not know what trouble it was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness in Reply.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-110" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am a warder of Pentonville Prison—I have known the prisoner about 18 years—his last conviction was at Middlesex Sessions on 24th February, 1879, in the name of William Smith for shop-breaking; he had seven years' penal servitude and five years' police supervision—he had been previously convicted of larceny in 1870 at Middlesex Sessions, and twice before that in 1867 and 1878.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made mistakes in my life; I made one at Liverpool, I swore to a man and I was wrong—it is not the first time I have been challenged with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he did not know the half-crown was bad or he would not have remained in the shop, and that he had never been convicted of uttering counterfeit coin.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in February</hi>, 1879,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Smith.—
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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">
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-112" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOLLOWAT</persName> </hi> I am a tobacconist and confectioner of 129, King's Road, Chelsea—on 22nd March, about 3.30, I served the prisoner with two ounces of mixed sweets, price three halfpence; she put down a florin—I took it up and said "This is a very bad one"—I bent it on the counter with my fingers and said "This is only a piece of lead, where did you get it?" and she said "I got it from my employers, and if you will give it me back I shall be able to get a good one for it on Monday morning, as I cannot afford to be the loser of it"—I gave it back to her bent and asked her to pay me—she gave me a good sixpence—I gave her fourpence halfpenny and she left the shop, and I spoke to a constable, who went and brought her back—she said that she had thrown it away—I said "You told me you had received it in wages and would have to get a good one for it, that was a lie," and the made no answer—in</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK</hi>—(
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). Mr. Holloway pointed out the prisoner to me, I followed her two or three hundred yards, stopped her at the corner of Radnor Street, and said "What have you done with the counterfeit coin you attempted to pass just now in the tobacconist's shop?"—she said "What do you mean?"—I repeated the question and she said "I have thrown it away down the street there," pointing to Flood Street—I said "What is your name and where do you live?"—she said "I refuse my name and address because I do not wish to disgrace my husband"—I took her back to the shop and she said "I know I gave you a bad two
<lb/>shilling piece, but I gave you a good sixpence to pay for the goods"—she gave her name Eleanor Ward, 25, Waterloo Street, St. Luke's—I made inquiries there—I received a shilling and fivepence from the female searcher.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN FRANCIS"/>JOHN FRANCIS HEEMER</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer of 68, Bath Street, St. Luke's—on 13th April I served the prisoner with half an ounce of tea and a quarter of a pound of sugar—she gave me this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I found it was bad and said "Where did you get this? this is the second one you have tried to pass"—she said "I can tell you where I got it"—I called an assistant and the prisoner left without the goods—she had been there before and I found a bad florin among my money, I found it was bad two or three days after.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FURSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>) Mr. Heemer gave me information about two minutes after the prisoner left—I went in search of her and found her about 7 p.m., and said "Are you aware what you have been doing?"—she said "Yes"—I said "What made you run away?"—she said "Be
<lb/>cause the gentleman in the shop said that he should send for a policeman and have me locked up, but he is mistaken in saying I passed a bad two
<lb/>shilling piece last week"—I searched her room but found no more—she said that she knew the coin was bad, but she had only that and a penny and wanted to get something for her tea—I found on her this purse and a penny.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad and from different moulds—a good coin could not be bent with the fingers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her defence said that she received the coin in change at a baker's.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not help me home on the last Friday in March.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 324). At 10 p.m. on 1st April I was called to 50, Reverton Road—I found the prisoner sitting on a box in the breakfast parlour with his boots and hat off—I asked him what he was doing there, he said "It is all right"—I said "It is not all right you being here"—he said "I picked the lady up about a week ago, and took her home; she told me I was to come in when I liked"—I took him to the station and charged him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-527-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-528-offence-1 t18860503-name-123"/>William Morris</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-124" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer of Ealing—there is some allot
<lb/>ment land near my house, a portion of which is in my occupation, and I am in the habit of placing on it certain manure from my stables—in April last I had a heap of about eight to twelve loads—on 19th April I found the heap untouched, on the 26th it had been disturbed and about a load had been taken without my authority—I do not know the prisoner and never gave him authority to take any manure from my allotment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner is a carman and contractor, and carts manure for the persons that have allotments on that ground—the allot
<lb/>ments are narrow strips of ground, and on most of them are manure heaps; sometimes they are a few feet apart—Harris's allotment is next to mine, and his heap would be three or four feet from mine, and on the other side about the same distance is another heap—I had about two heaps in April, one larger and one smaller one—I sold manure to Mr. Penny on 19th March, and he carted it away before 19th April—he carted it the day after I saw the heap—the last time I saw the heap safe was 12 days before I missed this load—I will swear there was then as much manure as I thought—I acted on information given me by Mr. Weedon—a person carting manure from this ground would go up Matlock Lane, although he could go another way—I did not say at the police-court I only had about two loads on 19th March.</p>
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<persName id="t18860503-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WEEDON</persName> </hi>. I am a nurseryman of Ealing—part of my ground ajoins the allotment ground—I am there every morning for an hour or two giving my men instructions—towards the end of April, after Easter Sunday, or a few days before Easter I should think, I saw the prisoner carting mannure; I have done business with him, and know him by sight—he had backed his cart against Mr. Morris's heap—I am positive it was Mr. Morris's, no one was with him—I saw him load manure while I was there; I did not see the cart start, but I saw it afterwards going just by my nursery, the prisoner was walking on with the horse—the cart was piled up full with manure—I knew he was a carter and bought manure off the allotment, and had no reason to think he had not got authority to remove it, or else I should know the hour and day—I afterwards told what I had seen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were seven, eight, or nine loads there on this day—the prisoner worked for me two or three years ago—there was some little disagreement between us two years ago—he drew half loads for me and charged me for loads—I only said to him that I could not employ him as carman again—I did not want him to carry more than his horse could draw—I last spoke to Morris about a fortnight ago—I still consider that the prisoner bears the very highest character for honesty about Ealing—I still considered him up to this a strictly honest carman—we pay 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the ground for a load of manure.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-126" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 424). About 9.30 on the 27th I arrested the prisoner and charged him with stealing manure from the particular heap—he said "I know nothing about it, I never took it and knew nothing about it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-127" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>). I did not say at the police-court that I only had about two loads on 19th March—I have had an addition to my manure since March—I had about eight or nine loads on 19th April, I cannot measure it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-128" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PERKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a baker and confectioner—on 10th April I sold to the prisoner manure which he was to take from Mr. Clement's ground, about forty or fifty yards from Mr. Morris's—he paid me 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it—in taking it away the prisoner would pass Weldon's house—I have known him four or five years; he bears an excellent character, everyone about Ealing trusts him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-129" type="given" value="WALTER JOSEPH"/>WALTER JOSEPH PENNY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman—I have known the prisoner three or four years—he bears a very good character about Ealing—on 19th March I bought all the manure on his allotment from Morris, I carted it myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-130" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BISHO</persName> </hi>. I am a carman—I saw the prisoner on 10th April removing manure from Mr. Clement's plot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS TRANTER</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud, and food from other persons by the same means and with a like intent.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-133" type="given" value="THOMS HENRY"/>THOMS HENRY WALDUCK</persName> </hi>. I keep an hotel at 93, Southampton Row—on 16th April the prisoner came there as a guest, he had a small black</p>
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<p>bag with him which, after he was taken, was opened and found it contained only waste paper—he had a conversation with Mrs. Walduck when he came in and I afterwards spoke to him—he left on 20th April, having obtained 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of food—his lodging was 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. altogether—my wife communicated to me his statements, and on the 22nd I said to him '"You represented yourself as a medical man in practice and that you had come up to pass your M.D.; it was on that statement, believing it to be true, you obtained accommodation in this hotel. I have made inquiry and find those statements to be absolutely false"—he said "There must be some mistake"—I told him that unless he could explain them I must give him in custody—I had his card, which he had handed to my wife, in my hand; on it was "William Thomas Tranter, M.B.," with an address at Abergavenny—afterwards at the police-station he said he was of no occupation, but this was his name, that he was residing at Long Barn Estate, Abergavenny, Monmouth—the officer called his attention to the M.B., and he could give no explanation of that—I heard on the 21st that he had been to my next-door neighbour after he came to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You left my house at two on the 20th, saying you were going to be examined, no one saw you take your bag with you—I went up to your room and found your bag was not there—next morning I had a telegram from Streatham Hill asking me to keep the bed for you that night—the statement as to your being a medical man was made on the Sunday after you came—the statement as to your having 2,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year and three assistants and a carriage was not made to me till you were taken in custody that did not influence me in giving you the food, but we believed the statements you gave to Mrs. Walduck when you came that you were a medical man in practice and had come up to pass an examination—I said you did not look like a gentleman, but my wife said it would not do to ask you for a sovereign when you were a medical man come up to pass an examination—we do not deliver bills every morning when no luggage is brought at my house, it would not be usual with a professional man—bills are weekly if not daily—you were not there a week, but I heard that your statements were false—you begged me not to give you in custody till you had sent for your uncle—I promised to wait for an hour or two till a telegram had been sent and an oppor
<lb/>tunity been given for your uncle to come—you gave the servant a telegram to take—I waited with you till past one, when you said you did not like the suspense and would prefer being given in custody rather than wait on chance of your uncle coming—I sent down to Hunter Street, but the officer could not then come at once—you suggested sending for a constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-134" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-134" type="surname" value="WALDUCK"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-134" type="given" value="ELIZBETH"/>ELIZBETH WALDUCK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on 16th April the prisoner presented himself there and I asked him the probable length of his stay—he said "A week or ten days, as I have come for a medical examination in Lincoln's Inn Fields"—he gave me his card with "M.B." on it—as he had a small quantity of luggage I should have asked him for some card or deposit—I believed ho was a medical man or I should not have taken him in—I believed "M.B." had reference to his title—he was supplied with food till he was taken in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-135" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CRAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at the Bedford Hotel—on Saturday, 17th April, the defendant having been at the hotel the night</p>
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<p>before, he said to me that he was a medical man, practising in Mon
<lb/>mouth, with a large practice among miners, and also with a private practice, and he mentioned about two old ladies who alone brought him 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—he said he was going up for an examination, at the Exa
<lb/>mination Hall, Lincoln's lnn Fields, to pass for M.B.—he said all that on the 17th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I communicated all you told me to Mr. Walduck a day or two before the morning you were apprehended—I don't think I told the Magistrate that I did so on the Wednesday morning before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-136" type="surname" value="POTTEX"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-136" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT POTTEX</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Bedford Hotel—on the 15th, about 5.30 or 6 o'clock, when the prisoner came, he said to me he was a medical man, who had been travelling up from Monmouthshire for five hours, and that he felt very sick—on the Sunday he said he had a large practice in Monmouthshire, public and private; that for the public practice he got 2,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and from the private 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that he kept three assistants, and a dispensary, and a carriage and horses, and coachmen; and that he was obliged to do so, because he had so much business—I recognised the bag that was opened as the bag he brought.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am not sure if you took your bag with you on the 20th—I told you Mr. Walduck had been into your room and saw the bag was gone, and that aroused his suspicions—I mentioned some of your statements to me on Monday, and some on Wednesday—I mentioned it on Monday, but not all the particulars.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner had food after Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-137" type="surname" value="FREEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES FREEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Superintendent, Abergavenny</hi>). I know the prisoner's father well—he is a coalman on the London and North-Western Railway—I have known the prisoner from boyhood; he was apprenticed to Powell, a printer, in Abergavenny—after that he was in a grocer's shop at Cardiff—I know of no other occupation of his—I have lost sight of him for five or six months—I have seen this card: "William Thomas Tranter, M.B.—the address, Long Barn Estate, Abergavenny, is where his father lives; it is a little piece of ground taken by a building society, who built little cottager on it—it is not true that the prisoner has been a medical man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never had any complaints concerning your character—up to six months ago, to the best of my belief, your character was good, I have since that lost sight of you—your parents are respect
<lb/>able working people—your father has been out of work, through illness he tells me—neither I nor anybody else am aware that you had any property—I know nothing about Rebecca Williams leaving you two houses—I never heard of her death, or anything else.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-138" type="surname" value="TRANTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-138" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TRANTER</persName> </hi>. I am no relation of the prisoner—I keep an hotel at 9, Bridgwater Hotel, Barbican—the prisoner came there and described himself as a gentleman—his luggage was a rug with something in it, and a bag of some kind—he said he had three public-houses and some private ones at Hereford and Cheltenham, and he said his address was the Heath, Fownhope, near Hereford—he said he was introduced by the Young Men's Christian Association—he was with me a month—I supplied him with food—I asked him for money at times; he told me he had a crossed cheque which his mother had sent him, and that he had to send it back again; I said if he had given it to me I would have passed it through my bankers—on other occasions when I asked for</p>
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<p>money he made various excuses—he said he had to meet a "bill, and that was why he could not pay me—on the 24th he said his mother was very ill indeed, at the Heath, Fownhope, and he must go there directly, and he left—I got this letter from him bearing the post mark, "Bletchley Station, 27th March." (
<hi rend="italic">Dated, "The Heath, Fownhope, near Hereford.</hi> 27/3/86."
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he had found his mother had died from apoplexy; that he would forward a cheque in payment of his bill next week, but that he could not do so till all was settled, as the account at the bank in his mother's name had to be transferred to him.</hi>) I saw him again on 5th April; he then owed me 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I got 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from him; I never got the balance—I wrote to the address given on his letter, my letter was returned through the post-office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you arrived at the hotel you said you were very poorly and had come to see Dr. Jenner—I can not say whether you were ill or not for a fortnight when at my house; since this occurrence we have grave suspicions that it was all shamming—you had porridge, bread-and-milk, and so forth, to eat—you mentioned to me about a gentleman named Murphy staying in the house—you did not tell me till afterwards that you had lent him 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—you came back to my hotel, after having been away a fortnight, on 5th April, to see me about payment—you told me you had got the money at Euston Station in a bag—you came to see me voluntarily about it—I came to this Court on the 12th—I took the 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account of the 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., not in full settlement—I said I had heard from Northampton that you were a fraud.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I came to this Court when the prisoner was prosecuting a man for stealing a gold watch. (
<hi rend="italic">See Sessions Paper, vol. ciii., page</hi> 819,
<hi rend="italic">Queen v. Cleary.</hi>) I never saw a gold watch in the prisoner's possession, and did not think he had one, but he might have—I heard the man convicted and sentenced; I did not give evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> You said you lost it in the street while you stood there with Murphy—I called Lawson up to see a fire, and you followed him and me out—I do not know anything about Murphy; he decamped from my place because he owed me a week's board and lodging; that was the reason as far as I knew—I only had your word that he was employed by J. and A. Brown—you said you went out with him to see his mother on the morning he decamped—he never came back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> From what the prisoner said I gathered he was prose
<lb/>cuting some one for stealing a gold watch, and I came to tell the Court that I thought he had not a gold watch to lose—I pressed him to pay me in this way; I told him I had a letter in my hand which proved he was not what he represented he was, and that if he did not pay me I should have to speak for myself, and he said as soon as the Court was over that he would pay me, but all I got was 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I lost 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-139" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-139" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA INSOLL</persName> </hi>. My father and mother keep an hotel at 20 and 21, Burton Crescent—on 24th March the prisoner came there and gave the name of George Chapel Williams, and said he was playing the organ in connection with the Young Men's Christian Association—I allowed him to remain there—on the 25th he brought a portmanteau—on the 31st he left, leaving the portmanteau there—we found it contained a pair of old boots and some papers—he was supplied with food value 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; the total amount of his bill was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-140" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-140" type="surname" value="LESTER"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-140" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LESTER</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a temperance hotel at King Street,</p>
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<p>Northampton—trains running to Northampton pass Bletchley Station, where there is a post-office box—on 26th March the prisoner came and asked if I could accommodate him for some time; I took him in—next day he was going away, and as he had no luggage I said he had better pay for his bed—he said he had got an aunt in the town where he had left his things, and a cousin who was dying, and that he had come down, I think, on account of this cousin—he showed me some cards and letters addressed to him from where he had been staying at Tranter's Hotel, and he said he was an elder brother of this Tranter, of Bridgewater Hotel, Barbican, and that he had set him up in business—I believed the statement he made, that he was down there because of a sick relative—when he went away on Saturday he said he would return that night, he did not do so—I next saw him on the following Wednesday, the 31st, when he said he sent a messenger to tell us he was called to London unexpectedly by his brother—he remained at the hotel till the following Monday, 5th April, when I thought he was going to his aunt's, I did not know he was going for good—his bill altogether was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said his aunt's name was Mrs. Watts—I afterwards called on a Mrs. Watts, who was no relation to him; her son met the prisoner at Tranter's Hotel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You paid me for the one night when you went away on the Saturday; I have not put that on the bill—you showed me a paper on Sunday, the 4th; I cannot say if it was a summons to attend this Court on the 5th—I do not know if Mr. Lester read it—he came to London on the Monday—I believe you called at the temperance hotel he was staying at to tell him you were in London—I heard since that you called at Turner's Hotel to inquire if he had gone—you went to Mr. Smith's and stayed there a week, and used Mr. Lester's name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not authorise him to say that I recommended him to Mr. Smith—Mrs. Watts is no relation of his—I had never seen him in Northampton before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860503-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860503-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-141" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18860503-name-141" type="given" value="NELLY"/>NELLY SMITH</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the West Central Hotel, 97, 99, 101, and 103, Southampton Row, next door to Mr. Walduck—the prisoner came to our hotel on Monday, 5th April, and said "I want a room for to-night; I have come to attend a trial at the Old Bailey about a man that stole my father's watch. Mr. Lester, of Northampton, recommended me to come here; I shall stay till next Thursday"—I asked him for his name and address—he wrote on a slip of paper, and I copied it, "W. Tranter, Madehold, Northampton"—he brought no luggage with him; there was some in his room the next night—he stayed till the Monday week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You only asked me whore Mr. Turner lived; you did not say Mr. Turner was staying there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SMITH</hi>. I am the father of the last witness—the prisoner was at my hotel up to 16th April—I asked for his money by a written note, and afterwards I saw him and told him the account must be paid; he replied "I went to the Agricultural Hall and lost a bag with my money in it"—I believe he said it contained 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that it was on the Wed
<lb/>nesday previous, the 14th—my account against him was 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for lodging and food—I had not seen him before the 16th—as soon as I saw him I made up my mind about him, and said "You must go, I cannot extend the account"—his luggage was some worthless articles, not worth</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to sell; they were left in a drawer, he had no portmanteau—I don't know how he got them into the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi> 47). On 13th April I was on duty outside the Agricultural Hall, and the prisoner complained to me that he had lost 57
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). This is the prisoner's bag, there is only paper in it; this is the portmanteau, with only old boots in it—on 22nd April, at 2.30, I saw the prisoner at Mr. Walduck's hotel; he said he should give him in custody on a charge of obtaining food and lodging by false pretences; that he had given out he was a fully-qualified medical practitioner, and had come to London to pass an examination as M.D.—the prisoner said "It was my intention to pay for everything; my father lives in Union Road, Longbarn estate, Abergavenny, he is an inspector of the locomotive department of the London and North-Western Rail way; I left home a month ago"—Mr. Walduck asked the prisoner to show the contents of his bag; he hesitated some time, and afterwards opened it—I afterwards searched and found on him a purse containing 11 pawn-tickets, but no money—the pawn-tickets are for a pipe on 26th May, 1885, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; a silver albert on 29th September, 1885, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., at Newport; 22nd December, a suit of clothes at Newport; on 31st December a pair of trousers at Newport; in January, 1886, a lever watch, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., at Newport; on 23rd January a ring, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., at Cardiff; 5th February a coat, 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., at Somers Town; then trousers and vent, 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., a silver Geneva watch, 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on 9th March a rug—this letter from his mother was found on him. (
<hi rend="italic">This spoke of his father as a living person, and his mother as getting better</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. C. FREEMAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I know the real William Capel Williams, he is a master of foxhounds—there is no such place as Heath House, Fownhope, Hereford—I do not know whether Mrs. Watts is his aunt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he came to town to see Sir William Jenner, that he had saved a little money and had had some left him, that a man at the hotel got everything he could out of him and left him nearly penniless, that then his watch was stolen and he had to stay another week, with no means of living; he denied that he had made any false pre
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the prisoner had charged an Arabian at a stall at the Agricultural Hall with stealing the </hi>57
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">from him, and that he had represented to the officers of this Court when applying for expenses that he had travelled up from Wales for the purposes of the prosecution.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-145" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA WALTERS</persName> </hi>. I live at Hart Street, Drury Lane—I was present at the prisoner's marriage to my daughter Mary Ann, 16 years ago this month, at St. Giles's in the Fields—he lived with her 12 years—I last saw him living with my daughter four years ago last month.</p>
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<p>Emma Adams. I live at 151, Ossulton Street, St. Pancras—I became acquainted with the prisoner about 12 months ago; he lived in Percival Street, Goswell Road, and represented himself to be a widower with three children—I was married to him at Newington in September last; this is the marriage certificate—he told me his former wife was a very bad woman; he did not say whether she was alive or dead—he put handcuffs on my legs a fortnight after we were married, and beat me most cruelly because I asked for money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that four years ago his first wife left him with three little children, and went to live with another man, that some time ago he heard she was very ill and likely to die, and as he had heard nothing more about her he believed she was dead.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-147" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA WALTERS</persName> </hi>. My daughter left three children with the prisoner and took four with her.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-531-offence-1 t18860503-name-149"/>George Vigron</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-150" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE VIGRON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, of 124, Bedford Row, Clapham—on 13th April I was in Butchers' Row, Aldgate, about 12.45 p.m., with a silver watch on—I was looking at some bullocks being slaughtered when I heard a click, looked down, and saw my watch chain in the prisoner's left hand, with his right he was passing something which I concluded was my watch to another man, of whom I only saw the back—I caught hold of his right hand, called a constable, and gave him in charge—I have not seen my watch since.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 966). On 13th April, about 12.45, I was in High Street, Aldgate—Vigron called me and gave the prisoner into my custody, who said "If I stole the watch I must have it on me "—the prosecutor paid "You did steal the watch; I saw my chain in your hand and you passed something to another man"—he was searched at the station no watch was found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in October</hi>, 1884,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Henry Smith.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-532-offence-1 t18860503-name-154"/>Thomas Skinner</persName>, and stealing a pair of boots and other articles.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIS</hi> also
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to a conviction of felony at this Court in March, 1885, in the name of William lynch.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-538-offence-2 t18860503-name-170"/>Mary Ann Eldridge</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-539-offence-1 t18860503-name-172"/>Hearts of Oak Friendly Society</persName> various sums of money with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lord Chief Justice Coleridge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS LITTLE</hi> (56)</persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860503-540-offence-1 t18860503-name-174"/>Mary Little</persName>; he was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-175" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BURROWS</persName> </hi>. I did live at 9, Grosvenor Street, but now live at 9, Baker Street—I am over 11 years old; the prisoner is my grand
<lb/>father—on Saturday night, 3rd April, about a quarter past 12, I remember my grandmother coming into our house, she lived next door to us at No. 10, she spoke to my mother and then took me back into her house—my grandfather had not come home then, and I stayed with my grandmother till he came home in about a quarter of an hour's time—my grandmother had got some fish ready to cook for supper—he was drunk when he came home, he took off his hat and coat and hung it up, and then sat down in the arm chair—I got some wood from the cupboard and put it on the fire—to get the wood I had to go behind his chair, I told him to move, and he said" This is nice treatment for me to come home and find no supper cooked at 1 o'clock"—I got the wood and put it on the fire—grandmother then got the frying pan and put some fat in it and put it on the fire; she was sitting at the side of the fire, my grandfather got up and put his fist in her face as if to strike her, she said. "You dare hit me"—he sat down again in his chair—grandmother put the frying pan on and he took it off, and hit her with it behind the left ear—I then ran in and fetched my mother—I did not see the result of the blow, grandmother did not speak, she fell back, and my mother came in and then she died—she was sitting in the chair before the fire when she was struck, and she did not fall—I ran for my mother and she came back with me into the room, my grandfather was still there; she said "What have you done to her?"—he said "I will kill her," and used very bad language—she ran out then and fetched Mrs. Whitcroft, and I remained there till she came back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After Mrs. Whitcroft came, Mrs. Billet was fetched; she was not at home at first, my mother went for her, and then the prisoner went for her—I did not see him give the women in the room some gin to bathe the deceased's forehead—the fire was alight when I fetched the wood—I did not hear the prisoner say that he was tired and wanted to go to bed, and did not want any supper, nothing of the sort—</p>
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<p>the blow did not knock my grandmother off her chair—I had seen my grandmother before on the Saturday when she had a fit; she fell down all at once then—my grandmother would usually on a Saturday night bring in a lot of beer and gin—the gin they bathed her forehead with was got from the sideboard—she had the beer in her hand when she came over for me—my mother said "Oh Tom, what have you done?"—he then jumped up and told her to go out of the house—she said "Why, Tom, you have killed her"—he said "I meant to kill her"—my mother used the word "kill" first—he was very drunk—my grandmother had not been drinking beer or gin while I was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She used to get in beer and gin for grandfather on Saturday night, for Sunday morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-176" type="given" value="ANN EMMA"/>ANN EMMA BURROWS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Conrad Burrows, and at this time was living at 9, Grosvenor Street, Bethnal Green Road—the deceased, Mary Little, was my mother; she was 67 years old—she lived next door to me at 10, Grosvenor Street—the prisoner is a cabdriver, and she had been married to him about six years—I saw my mother frequently; they lived on very bad terms together—before this 3rd of April she had made complaints to me, and I had heard the prisoner threatening her life—I saw several cuts on her finger the week before—I went into her house on account of hearing a scream, and saw her hands and face covered with blood; the prisoner was in the front room smashing the things; I got her into my yard; he ran into the room and slammed the door, and fastened himself in; he then broke it open and came into my yard; a gate joins the two yards—he broke the line and threw the prop down, and said he would kill the old cow that night—he was in drink—I have heard him threaten her life hundreds of times—he drank dreadfully—he used to go out in the morning with his cab, and return home between one and three in the morning—he was very uncertain in his times—on this night she was in pretty good health, only she had such a horrid dread of his coming home—she had taken some washing home in the afternoon—about seven in the evening she went off in a faint, that was after she had taken the washing home—she worked as a laundress—I bathed her head with vinegar and water, and she came to, and sat with me some time—about twelve o'clock she came into my house—my little girl was up then, she had just come home with me—in consequence of what my mother said I let her go back and sit with her—she appeared to be well then—about half an hour, after they had gone I heard my little girl scream in the street—she told me something, and I went into the house and saw my mother in the chair by the side of the fire, she was dying—I spoke to her but she could not answer me—I saw a mark on the left side of her head behind the ear—the prisoner was sitting in the armchair on the other side of the fire—I said "What have you done to my mother?"—he said "I will kill the cow"—I said "You have done it"—he then jumped up and said "Go out of my place"—I asked him to get some water for my mother, and he refused to go—he said "How can I go"—I went and fetched a neighbour and Mrs. Whit
<lb/>croft, and when I came back he was still sitting there—before I fetched the neighbours I saw her head go back, and then she died, and I left my little girl with her and fetched a neighbour. And put water in her mouth but it ran out again—I then ran and fetched a doctor, and when I came back my mother was on the bed in the back room—Mr. Davis,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have lived beside the prisoner and the deceased just over three years—the son who came in lived in Collingwood Street—he was in the habit of calling on Saturday night—I ran in and out between the two houses—the prisoner and I were not on the best of terms—my mother did not fall down when she fainted, she fell back in the chair, she fell on the floor afterwards but I was not there then, I had been to fetch my brother—I had never seen her faint before—I have heard him threaten her life hundreds of times in the presence of neighbours—as far as my mother told me he was a good husband when not in drink—I did not see him crying after he was told she was dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-177" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA WHITCROFT</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Grosvenor Street—on the night of 3rd April, or the morning of the 4th, in consequence of Mrs. Burrows coming for me, I went in—I saw the deceased, she was dying—after Mrs. Burrows went for the doctor I remained—I bathed the woman's head with gin and water—the prisoner asked me to put some down her throat, that it would do her good—when the doctor came he asked the prisoner if he had had any words with his wife—he said yes, a few over trying some fish—he said "Is she dead, doctor?"—he said "Yes, she is dead—the prisoner then went into the adjoining room and sat in his arm chair and put his head in his hands—I did not hear him speak—I have known the prisoner some years, but not to speak to him more than "Good morning"—I knew the deceased as a neighbour—she has complained to me on one or two occasions about a fortnight previous to her death—I did not see any marks on her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner about five years—I asked him for some brandy and water, he at once gave me some gin, he went out and fetched Mrs. Billet in—when he put his head between his hands he appeared to be crying, when he was told she was dead he appeared quite overcome—he was very much the worse for drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-178" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA LATHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Latham, we lived at 10, Gros
<lb/>venor Street—I heard the prisoner's wife was dead just as I came home—he came upstairs and said "Oh what have I done, what am I to do"—I said "It is a very bad job"—he remained in my room until he was taken by the police—I knew the deceased and saw her from time to time—I moved into her house in August and remained there till April—I have heard noises in their rooms many times—she did not complain to me—I have not seen marks on her—I have heard them quarrelling very often, but she would not allow you to interfere—I have many times heard the prisoner say when sober "Will you leave off jawing of me"—about a fortnight before this happened I saw him in the yard, I did not hear what he said then because it was very shocking, I was glad to go out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-179" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA WILDMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at St. Stephen's Road, Bow—I knew the deceased about fifteen years, she worked as a laundress—I used to see her about once in three or four weeks—I saw her on the Friday, about a week before this happened—she made a complaint to me, I saw that her hand was cut—while I was speaking to her the prisoner came in and used</p>
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<p>very beastly language—he said "Where is she?"—I said "A neighbour over the back yard called her to give her a sheet, I will go and fetch her"—I did so and she met the prisoner in the passage and they were fighting in the passage—I got her away in the wash-house and saw that her hand was bleeding—he struck her in the passage, but I did not know what he had in his hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-180" type="given" value="ELLIS"/>ELLIS DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Dr. Thomas—on Sunday morning, April 4th, about half-past one, I went to this house and saw the deceased lying on the bed dressed, I should say she had been dead about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—I examined the body—the left side of the neck was covered with soot and so was the lower part of the face—there was a superficial cut below the left ear—I could do nothing and left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-181" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK GLENUIVEN, M.D</persName> </hi>. and Master of Surgery. On Sunday morning, 4th April, the police came to me and I went to this house and saw the deceased—I saw a superficial wound behind and below the left ear, it was slight scrape, all black and covered over with blood, it was like the scratch of a pin—next day I assisted Dr. Thomas in the post-mortem—both sides of the brain were congested; there was a clot of blood in the medulla oblongata—the cause of death was compression of the brain from the clot of blood—that would be produced by a blow behind the left ear I dare say—that is a very fatal part in which to receive a heavy blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The blackened part was from soot, not the effects of a blow; as far as I could see it was the flat part of the frying pan that must have struck her—I have heard it stated that the deceased had had a fit some hours previously and that she tumbled down, that would account for some of the clots in the brain—there were two clots, one in the left ventricle and one at the top of the spinal cord, I don't believe the one in the left ventricle caused the death, but the other did—I don't think that a sudden fall on the floor would have caused that clot—it is not usual for the clot to be found on the opposite side to the blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I should expect to find the effect of the blow direct and immediate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a licentiate of the College of Physicians, of 190, Green Street—on 5th April I made a post-mortem examination of the deceased, the body was well nourished, the organs were healthy with the exception of the brain—there was an abrasion on the left angle of the jaw, and a superficial cut of an inch and a quarter in length about an inch below the left ear—on opening the skull both sides of the brain were congested—there was a clot in the left lateral ventricle, and there was extravasation of blood surrounding the upper part of the spinal cord, pressing on the pons virolia—the cause of death was pressure of the clot of blood on the spinal cord—that would be caused by a blow such as has been described—the part where the blow was received is a dangerous spot, I should say the blow must have been a severe one—death would be almost instan
<lb/>taneous, in a very few minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-183" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER GINN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 123). On Sunday morning, 4th April, I was passing 10, Grosvenor Street—I was called in and saw the deceased—I went upstairs and found the prisoner in a lodger's room—I told him I should take him into custody for killing his wife by striking her over the left ear with a frying-pan—he said "Yes, and I will go with you"—</p>
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<p>I took him to the station, where he was charged, he made no statement—I have the frying-pan here.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-187" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER FOX</persName> </hi>. I am a wirework manufacturer at 323, Mile End Road—on September 5th, 1885, the prisoner called on me, and gave me this cheque in payment of an account of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave him the difference, 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and paid the cheque into my bankers on Monday morning, September 7th—on the following Thursday it was returned marked "No account"—I have since seen the prisoner on several occasions; he has promised to pay it, but has not done so; I have received 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I received that in the early part of November—the prisoner had called several times previously with respect to the cheque—he promised to do his best to pay—someone from the prisoner asked me not to pay the cheque in because, he said, he did not think there were sufficient funds at the bank to meet it—that was on Monday, September 7th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860503-name-188" type="given" value="WHITEMAN"/>WHITEMAN COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a director of the London Trading Bank—we never had a customer named Solomon Hammond, or any account in that name—this cheque is taken from the prisoner's book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had an account at the bank up to September—I don't in the slightest suggest this is the prisoner's writing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant Y</hi>). I arrested the prisoner at Winchester on April 12th on a warrant dated 29th October, 1885, and took him to Tottenham—on the following morning I brought him out of the cell to be charged with this offence, and he said, "I don't see how they can charge me with that offence, 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of that has been paid."</p>
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<hi rend="italic"> (There were two other indictments for similar offences against the prisoner.*</hi>)—
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
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