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<hi rend="largeCaps">STAPLES, MAYOR. EIGHTH 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> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELI HUTTON</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">This case arose out of an accident to the defendant's son, who was in the employ of the North London Railway Company. An action was brought against the company for damages, and on the trial Mr. Park was examined as a witness for the company; the verdict was for the company. The defendant applied to Mr. Flowers at Bow Street for a summons against Mr. Park for perjury in misstating the date on which he examined the engine which had caused the accident. The application was refused. He was then, at his own request, bound over to prosecute Mr. Park at this Court. The Grand Jury threw out the bill. He then published and distributed a pamphlet accusing Mr. Park of perjury, describing him as a villain and a scoundrel, and posted placards to the like effect in the neighbourhood. On his trial he pleaded justification and persisted in his accusations. The Jury found him</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and he was sentenced to
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>. to steal
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</rs>; also
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860531-600-offence-2 t18860531-name-7"/>Henry Thomp
<lb/>son</persName>, a clerk in the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, a postal order for the payment of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs> also
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</rs>, and
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLUER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">having been convicted of unlawfully uttering on January 7th, 1884, at this Court.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-14" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK LARVILL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Richard Gryce, a grocer, of 15, Gloucester Road, Kensington; he also keeps a post office—on May 1st, a little before four o'clock, the prisoner came in for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. worth of stamps—she put down four shillings and a penny—two of the shillings were bad; and I said, "These two coins are bad, where did you get them?"—she said, "I came in a
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> from Brompton, and the conductor gave them to me in change for a half-crown"—another assistant, Friend, who is not here, put one between the counter and the till, and snapped it in half—Mr. Gryce gave the prisoner in charge with the two coins, they are of the same date—about 5.30 the same day I received these coins (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The coins were taken to the station on Saturday night, May 1st, about eight o'clock, and given to the Inspector.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cleaned the coins directly I found them because they were so dirty; they were black—I don't know who cleaned the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The box had only been there two hours, it is not there as a rule; it was not there when I went out—black came off the coins on my fingers, a kind of metal; I did not wash them, I rubbed them with my dry hands as if it was pewter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 350). I was called to Mr. Gryce's shop, who said that the prisoner had been attempting to pass bad money—I said, "I shall take you in custody for attempting to pass bad money"—she said, "I don't know the money is bad"—I said, "What is your name?"—she made no reply—I said, "How did you come by it?"—she said, "I don't know"—I said, "Where do you live?"—she said, "I
<hi rend="italic">ain't a-going</hi> to tell you"—I asked her to let me look at her purse, and found in it a good half-crown, a shilling, and twopence farthing—I re
<lb/>ceived these two shillings from Mr. Larvill, and these other two from the Inspector on Monday morning—when the charge was taken the prisoner old the Inspector that she was riding from Brompton and got the two bad shillings in change for a half-crown from the conductor—she gave her name as "Spears" to the inspector, but after she was searched she gave the name of Mary Hill—she was asked her address and said, "I
<hi rend="italic">ain't a-going</hi> to tell"—I afterwards received fivepence from the female searcher.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say that you had just come out of Fulham Infirmary and had no home, and would not say at what lodging-house you were.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-17" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These four shillings are bad, and one of them is from the same mould as the ones uttered—if blackened with lampblack it would come off with the fingers, without washing—black is put on to give them a tone; it is rubbed off before they are uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her statement before the Magistrate and in her defence said that she got the two shillings from an omnibus conductor, and was going to repay</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which she had borrowed, and bought 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">worth of stamps and one stamp for the postage of them</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>, 1883.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-20" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi>. On 21st April, in consequence of information, I went with Sergeant Reader, and Constables Tanner and Tremlett, to a carpenter's shop at the back of 8, Stacey Street, St. Giles—I opened the door, and saw the two prisoners at a carpenter's bench—I said to the elder prisoner, "We are police officers, and I have information that you have stolen property in this place"—he said, "We have got nothing here but what is our own"—I said, "Have you any china here?"—he said, "No, I told you we have got nothing here"—I said, "We shall have to search the shop"—we did so, and under the bench where the prisoners were standing, we pulled out a box covered with shavings, in which we found two sovereigns and 25 half-sovereigns, all wrapped separately in paper; 216 half-crowns, 81 florins, and 138 shillings, all counterfeit—they were in loads and half loads—I also found some watches and jewellery in the box—I said, "How do you account for having this quantity of base coin in your possession?"—they made no answer—I told them I should charge them with having these coins in their possession with intent to circulate them—they made no answer—at the station they were told the charge—they made no answer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went there about come china which they were supposed to have in their possession—I found in the box two silver watches one with the bow broken off, a gold watch, a gold necklet and cross, a coral chain, five metal chains, and other articles of jewellery; also a watch which had been stolen in the February riots, also the proceeds of burglaries and larcenies extending from June last—the eider prisoner said they had been brought there by different persons and left—I asked him if he knew the persons—he said, "No"—Stacey Street is very near Seven Dials—I also found some Nixey's black lead, and some pots of pickles—they both appeared to be working when we went in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I went with Partridge to Stacey Street—I have heard his statement and corroborate it—I pulled a second box out from under the bench.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The black lead was in cardboard boxes, it is sold at grocers' shops—we have had complaints of that article being stolen from outside shop doors.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 350). On 21st April I went with Partridge, Reider, and Kenner, to this shop at the back of Stacey Street—I searched under the bench where the prisoners were working, and found five jars of pickles, and 26 bottles of sauce, some of them bad Crosse and Blackwell's name on them—I also found a counterfeit sovereign on a shelf under some tools—I asked Frederick how he accounted for the pickles—he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SPILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a picture-frame maker, of 5, West Street, St. Martin's Lane—I own the house where this carpenter's shop was—Frederick Barton has rented that shop of me for two years at five shillings a week—I have always seen the two working together there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known them eight or ten years—they have borne the characters of hard working honest men—the son, I believe, worked as a journeyman for his father—he is unmarried—they rented the shop of some one else before me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY JENKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of 1, Peter Street, Soho—the prisoners lived together there as lodgers for 13 or 14 years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have always understood them during that time to be honest hard working men—I knew nothing to the contrary—a daughter lived there with them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is about a quarter of a mile from my house to their shop in Stacey Street—I saw them every morning while they were at home—I know nothing about who came to their shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. They used to go out regularly about 7 o'clock to their work—they kept the hours of ordinary working men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have known the elder prisoner for some time—I have seen him in the company of coiners, and especially with a man named Smith—I have seen him visiting the shop, and have seen him visit public houses in Crown Street, which these men used—I cannot pay anything about the son.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I often go in public-houses where thieves are—Smith is not in custody—we found a bag in the shop with Smith's name on it—I have also seen him with a man named Loraine, who has had 14 years at this Court for forgery on the Bank of England. (
<hi rend="italic">See Vol.</hi> 102,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 202.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I have examined these coins, they are all bad—here are three sovereigns, 25 half-sovereigns, 216 half-crowns of George III., William IV., and Victoria; they are of various dates and moulds—here are also 181 florins of Victoria, several of which are from the same mould, and 138 shillings, several of which are from the same mould—this piece of metal (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) could be used in the manufacture of counterfeit coin—Nixey's black lead could also be used, anything of a black nature—the coins are blacked over and then wrapped up separately in paper in loads and half loads, and when they are wanted to be used, they are taken out and made bright by rubbing on the trousers."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner Frederick's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "My son is quite innocent of anything he is charged with, he simply worked with me as a journeyman, the same as any stranger.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-606-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-28" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA NEWHAM</persName> </hi>. I am matron of an Industrial Home known as Trewint, at the Green, Tottenham—the prisoner became an inmate of the Home on lath April last—I believe she is 15 years old—there were 40 girls in the establishment at the time, they slept in dormitories—the prisoner and nine other girls slept in the same dormitory, No. 4—between a quarter and half-past two on Tuesday morning, 27th April, I was aroused by loud screaming—I went out to see what was the matter—I found the screams proceeded from some of the girls on the staircase—I went into No. 4 dormitory—I there saw clothing hanging on the wall, on fire, they were the girls' ordinary clothing, print dresses, petticoats, and other clothing; they hung up on a peg between the prisoner's bed and the bed occupied by Margaret Fox—the prisoner was not in the room—I can't say how many girls were in the room, but Margaret Fox was there—I examined the prisoner's bed, the clothes had been hastily turned back and the bed was wet where the water had gone—we extinguished the fire—I went round the dormitories to count the girls and then returned to No. 4 and saw the prisoner—I did not speak to her or she to me, she only stood, there, apparently very calm and quiet—I told her to get into bed with another girl as her bed was wet—the clothes that were burnt were only the clothes she was wearing in the day time—it had been partly extin
<lb/>guished when I saw it—I ascertained that same night that the clothes belonged to the prisoner, they were hanging in their proper place, there was a peg for the purpose—on the previous Monday, the 26th, my atten
<lb/>tion had been called to a basket used for collecting waste paper and kept in the bath-room—I noticed a piece of burnt paper lying beside that basket—on the Tuesday morning I examined that basket more carefully, and I found that the paper inside the basket had been lit, and the ends of a piece of rope—there is a rule in the Home that matches are given</p>
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<p>out one or two at a time to the girls who have fires to light, they were Henrietta Reynolds and Annie Wells, and the girls in the laundry who took it in turns—on the morning of the 27th, after I had been round the dormitories, I picked up an empty match box on the top landing, the same Landing as No. 4 dormitory, about two yards from the door—I was present when the prisoner was given into custody on the morning of the 27th, she said nothing in my hearing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The dormitory doors were not fastened at night—the wall of the dormitory was alight and damaged, the rack on which the clothes hung was charred, the wall paper was burnt off and the wall itself was burnt—a place about the size of the palm of my hand was disturbed, actually burnt—the beds are about 18 inches apart—the rule as to matches being given out was rule of some standing, long before the prisoner came there—there had been no attempt to burn the Home before, or any threat that I knew of—the only reason why one or two matches at a time were given out was because they waste them so—when I first saw the basket my suspicions were not excited—I had no conversation with the prisoner about the fire—she never mentioned any person's name to me as having matches who should not have them—she told me that some girl had heard some other girl say she wished the house was burnt down—I can't remember which girl said it—I did not make inquiries about it except of the prisoner herself—I asked if she had said so, and she then charged it to Edith Coleman as having beard her say it—she did not sleep in a dormitory on the same landing as the prisoner—at the time the prisoner was calm the fire had been put out—the clothing that was burnt was not uniform clothing, but ordinary clothing—the girls Chamberlain and Drewitt did not sleep in the same dormitory or on the same landing as the prisoner—since the fire I have had no occasion to warn a policeman about these girls—I asked a policeman coming by the same train to keep the girls together, I was afraid of their running away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-29" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE DREWITT</persName> </hi>.I am one of the inmates at Trewint House—I am 14 years old—on Saturday morning, 24th April, I had a conversation with the prisoner—she said, "I want to run away, and if I can't run away I will catch the house on fire"—the game evening she said, "Will you help me to catch the house on fire?"—she said "I will go down in the kitchen and see if I can see any matches down there"—she went down, came back and said she had been down in the kitchen and got some matches—I told her I should not help do it—on Sunday afternoon we went out in the garden, another girl and I were walking round and the prisoner came and asked us if we would help her—she said would I catch the linen room on fire—on the Monday, about dinner time, she said, "I am going to do it to-night, and I want you to help me"—I told her I had heard enough about it, and told her to be quiet; she called me a sneak—that evening she came into my dormitory about nine o'clock as I was undressing and getting into bed and said, "Mind, to-night," that was all she said, she then went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been two months in the Home—we have monitors set over us, Kate Harding is one—I did not tell the matron of these conversations with the prisoner at the time, I did afterwards—I told Kate Harding before I told the matron, she asked me about it on the Tuesday morning after the fire—I told the matron on the Monday evening—I did not tell her before, because the prisoner said she would not do it—</p>
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<p>I did not know exactly what she meant by "Mind, to-night"—I did not sleep in the same dormitory as her—we have to stay in our dormitories, we do not run from one dormitory to another after the matron has gone to bed—I never thought the prisoner meant anything, I thought she was joking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-30" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET FOX</persName> </hi>. I am 16 years old and am one of the inmates of this home—I slept in the next bed to the prisoner—early on Tuesday morning I was aroused by the heat of the fire and the girls' screams, and I saw the prisoner sitting up in her bed, she was not making any attempt to move—the fire came from the clothes hanging by the side of the prisoner's bed, they were in flames—I got up and ran out—most of the girls left the room—the prisoner got up and said "I am not going to stop here"—we poured some water on the clothes and put out the fire—some of the water went on the bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-31" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH THOROGOOD</persName> </hi>. I am 15 years old—I am an inmate of the Home—about 12 in the day, on Monday, 26th April, the prisoner showed me two matches in a box and said, "I am going to set the bath room on fire—I said nothing—I mentioned this after the fire.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I mentioned it to the matron then—I had no conversation with Drewitt about this—I did not mention this to the matron before the fire, because the prisoner said she was not going to do it—I told her she ought to get rid of the matches—she said she was going to get rid of them—I thought she was joking.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-32" type="given" value="HENRIETTA"/>HENRIETTA REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I am 16 and am an inmate of the Home—I acted as cook—I am entitled to have matches—on Saturday, 24th April, I had two matches in a box in the kitchen—I saw them safe about half-past six in the morning on the mantelpiece—I missed them about seven.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-33" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE CHAMBERLAIN</persName> </hi>. I am 18—I am an inmate of the Home—on Saturday morning, 24th April, about eight, the prisoner said she wanted to go away from the Home and wanted to set the house on fire to get away—she asked me if I would set the linen room on fire, and she wanted Annie Drewitt to set the lockers on fire—she said on Sunday night "I am going down to the school-room to set the hats and jackets on fire," and asked me to help her—I said I would not do it—on Sunday afternoon, in walking round the garden, she asked me if I would help her to set the place on fire, and I would not—she said she did not like the matron taking away her box key—on Monday morning she said she had come down on Sunday night and waited for me in the hall for an hour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The parlour-maid and the cook generally have the matches, I don't know where they keep them—I did not think the prisoner was in earnest about it—I told the matron on the Monday morning after the fire, Drewitt told her first and said I knew it as well, and then she asked me about it—I have been in the Home two months—I don't recollect having spoken to the prisoner about running away—I did speak about running away after I had been there two days; I said so to some of the girls, not to Drewitt or the prisoner—I slept in No. 1 dormitory, I was not in No. 4 where the fire took place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-34" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA COOK</persName> </hi>. I am 16 and am an inmate of the Home—I slept in No. 4 dormitory—it was my duty with another girl to make the beds; on Monday morning, 26th April, the prisoner asked me if I had made her bed,</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-35" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am 16—I slept in the same dormitory as the prisoner—I was awake about 2 in the morning and saw the prisoner sitting up in bed, she looked as if she was putting her hand into her pocket, her dress hung up on the wall—I heard the clock strike two before I went to sleep—I was aroused by screams, and seeing the fire I got up and ran downstairs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-36" type="given" value="HENRIETTA"/>HENRIETTA QUICK</persName> </hi>. I am 16—I slept in the same dormitory as the prisoner—early on the Tuesday morning I heard the screaming—I heard a match struck before that, I don't know what time it was, I was half asleep and half awake—I did not see the clothes burning, I saw the wall burning, the girls put it out by pouring water on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I slept on the same side of the dormitory as the prisoner—after I heard the match struck I heard some person moving about the room, I was not quite awake then—there was no gas burning in the room, it was put out by Annie Wells the parlour-maid.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-37" type="surname" value="BIRD"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-37" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE BIRD</persName> </hi>. I am 16; I slept in the same dormitory as the prisoner—I was aroused by the screams early on the Tuesday morning—saw the prisoner standing at the foot of her bed, she was not doing any
<lb/>thing—the fire was burning at that time, it seemed to be getting very near the ceiling—I got up and ran out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner appeared to be very frightened.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-38" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE HAMILTON</persName> </hi>. I am 17—I slept in the same dormitory as the prisoner, she came on Tuesday, I don't know the day of the month—the day after she came she told me she would either run away or set the place on fire—two or three days afterwards she said "I will set the house on fire"—I told her not to be so silly—on the morning of the fire I was aroused by the screams and saw the prisoner standing at the foot of her bed—I saw the flames there, all the girls were getting out of bed and rushing out of the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was the first girl who ever told me she intended to set the place on fire—I have been in the Home three months—I am very fond of the matron and am good friends with her—we sometimes go and tell her our troubles—I did not tell her of this threat, I did not think the prisoner intended it—I never had any conver
<lb/>sation with Drewitt or Chamberlain about going away from the Home—the prisoner never asked me to help her put the place on fire, I never said so, I don't remember tolling the Magistrate so. (
<hi rend="italic">The deposition stated that the prisoner had asked her to do so.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-39" type="given" value="MARY ELIZABETH"/>MARY ELIZABETH ROBARTS</persName> </hi>. I am the honorary secretary of the Trewint Home at Tottenham—I attended at the Home on 27th April at half-past 11 in consequence of receiving a telegram—I saw the prisoner and said to her "This is a sad thing that you have done"—she said "I did not do it"—I said "I am afraid you did"—she made no reply—I sent for a constable and gave her into custody—I went upstairs to the dormi
<lb/>tory and examined it, I saw the wall was scorched from the floor to the ceiling, and a piece of paper was burnt off the wall quite as large as my hand would cover, and the plaster underneath was blackened—the wooden rail was scorched and blistered, and the varnish blistered off—on the floor</p>
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<p>between the prisoner's bed and Fox's I found a match, and the matron picked up two others in my presence, they were charred at the end.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were among a heap of burnt clothes—I think the prisoner was the latest coiner of the girls—I have given the matron no instructions to have the girls watched by the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-40" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP MILES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I arrested the prisoner, she said "It was not me, the place w as all right when I went to bed last night."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. NEWHAM</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It was the day before the fire that I saw the burnt paper outside the basket—I am not sure of the time; it was about noon, just before dinner, which is at 1 o'clock—the girls go to bed at a quarter to 9—there is gas in the dormitories over the mantel
<lb/>shelf; the parlour-maid puts that out at 9 o'clock—I went round all the dormitories at 11 o'clock, and everything was perfectly safe then—if the conduct of any of the girls is very serious they are dismissed—they are kept at the Home to keep them from mischief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-607-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY Recommended to mercy by the Jury and Prosecution.—</rs> </hi>.
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<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. MOYSES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-43" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS TABAK</persName> </hi>. I am a diamond merchant, and live at 5, Belgrave Street, Euston Road—on Wednesday, 24th March, about 10 a.m., the prisoner and another man came to my house—they were stangers to me—I opened the door to them—the prisoner said, "Your name is Mr. Tabak?"—I said "Yes," and asked what he wanted—he said he was recommended by a French firm to buy some diamonds—I took him into my hall, and asked him his name and residence—he said his name was Touissant, and he stopped at the Bath Hotel, Piccadilly—I then took them both upstairs to my office, and took from a case there some diamonds, 138 carats, to show them—the prisoner looked at them through an eyeglass, and selected six or seven with a pair of plyers, 60 carats—he asked the price—I said 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per carat—he divided them in two, and put them in a piece of paper, and put them in a scale—he afterwards said he wanted some large stones for a necklace—I showed him a larger parcel, 80 carats, and he took the large stones out of the parcel, 40 carats; that was 100 carats altogether—the second lot was 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per carat—I put both parcels into an envelope, and wrote his name on it—he said he had got nothing but foreign money, he would go to the bank and get English money, and settle with me in the afternoon; he said they would call at 5 o'clock punctually—they did not come back that day; I got a telegram saying they would come next morning—they came next morning at half-past 9—I opened the door—the prisoner said he wanted to buy some large stones for a bracelet—I took them both up to my office—he said, "I want the two parcels that were sealed up the day previous, and to buy some other diamonds for a bracelet"—I showed him some more stones—when I gave him the diamonds he had selected the day before he put them on the table on his left arm, and he selected the other stones for the bracelet—I was sitting down at the time—while he was selecting the stones I felt several blows on my head; I was stunned—I looked round, and had a heavy blow on my temple, which</p>
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<p>blackened my eye, and I was bleeding very fast—I took up my diamonds and as I was taking them up I got a heavy blow on my hands, and this hand is paralysed—as soon as the diamonds fell on the table the prisoner took them up—he had the plyers in his hand, and they both left immediately, leaving their hats on the table and the life-preserver—I was screaming "Oh" because I was bleeding so much—my wife came into the room, and after about 10 minutes the prisoner was brought back into the hall with a policeman—I charged him, and went to the station in a cab—they took away about 180 carats of diamonds—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the paper they were wrapped in, and these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the diamonds, but there are 80 carats short—the value of these is about 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that is only half; I have got back 94 out of the 180.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I was struck I was seated alongside of the prisoner; I had been seated there about 10 minutes—I was struck by the other man—they did not both talk to me, only the prisoner; he acted as interpreter for the other man—the prisoner was the man that bought the diamonds, not the other man—they were both talking together—the other man ran away first; he was next to the door; the prisoner was sitting next to me to pack the stones; at the time I was struck he had the plyers in one hand and the diamonds in the other; he ran away immediately, very fast, with the plyers—they did not speak a word to one another before they ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-44" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR TABAK</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—on the morning of this occurrence I saw the two men pass the window before my husband opened the door for them—after they had gone upstairs some little time I heard my husband scream and moan fearfully—I went to the dining-room door and opened it, and as I rushed out of the door the two men passed me, opened the street door, and rushed out—I then saw my husband come down, bleeding fast, and I screamed out "Murder" and "Help."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The other man was considerably younger than the prisoner, a man about 30, and more active than this man—I saw them the previous day; I saw them as they ran out of the door after the robbery; I could not say which was first—the younger of the two talked most—the prisoner said he was the merchant, and asked if I could speak French—I said "Yes, a little," and he seemed pleased—I spoke more to the other one, as the prisoner could not speak English fluently.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-45" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH UTTING</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid in the employment of Mr. Tabak—on the Thursday morning I remember his opening the door while I was in the kitchen—I heard some people go upstairs—about 20 minutes afterwards I heard screaming coming from upstairs, and heard the noise of people running downstairs—I went up from the kitchen, and saw the two men disappearing through the street door; they had no hats on—I looked up the stairs and saw Mr. Tabak bleeding from the head—I then ran into the street, and saw the two men running; I followed them—when they got into Argyle Square they separated, one went to the right and the other to the left—the prisoner turned to the left into Chesterfield Street; he ran through Chesterfield Street; I followed him there, and across the Euston Road; I kept calling out—when I got into the Euston Road I saw the prisoner in front of me going in the direction of King's Cross; I then got exhausted, and had to lean against the railings—in a few minutes I saw the constable bring him back—the</p>
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<p>prisoner is the man I had seen running—he was then in the same state without his hat—I told the constable I thought he had murdered my master, or tried to—he was brought back to the house—as soon as he got there he said in French, "Give me my hat," that was the only remark I heard him make—he was then taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not follow the prisoner because he was the nearest to me, there was no remarkable disturbance, but as he was the first one I had my eye on I followed him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-46" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-46" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-46" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN CHAPMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 61). On 25th March, a few minutes after 10 o'clock, I was in York Road, King's Cross, and saw the prisoner coming towards me without a hat on, and some people following him—I stopped him and took him back, and met the last witness—I took him back to the house, and he was charged—I searched him, and found in a pocket-book this diamond; I also found a list of the sailings of the Cunard steamships—this diamond was afterwards shown to Mr. Tabak, and identified by him—I also found on the prisoner 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in money—he had a pair of gloves, but I did not take possession of them, I put them back in his coat pocket—I might be able to identify the gloves if I saw them again; they were a dirty brown dark kid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-47" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS TABAK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is one of my diamonds—there are three little sapphires, but they do not belong to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-48" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-48" type="surname" value="HAYLOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYLOCK</persName> </hi>. On Thursday morning, 25th March, I was playing in Argyle Square—I saw something on the ground which I thought was a bit of glass—I picked it up and took it to school, and later on that night I gave it to my mother; she showed it to a jeweller, and after that it was given to the Inspector at the station—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is what I found; I am quite sure it is the same.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CROSSMAN</persName> </hi>. On Thursday, 25th March, I was delivering some fish at the corner of Argyle Square, and saw two men run out of 25, Belgrave Street, without their hats; one ran past me on one side, and one on the right side, and turned round towards Argyle Street—I saw them throw a pair of plyers away; I picked them up and put them in my pocket, and afterwards gave them to the Inspector—I did not follow them then, because it was not my business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw both of them come out of the house—it was in Chesterfield Street that they threw the plyers away; that would be about 50 yards from the house—when they came out of the house they split; one crossed towards me, and one kept on the same side as the house and turned round towards Argyle Street—they took different directions as soon as they left the house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-50" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HENSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E.</hi>) This diamond, which was picked up by the boy, was handed to me on the 26th; it was shown to the prosecutor on the 29th with this pair of plyers which was handed to me by Grossman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-51" type="given" value="ROBERT WILLIAM"/>ROBERT WILLIAM BANYARD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant warder at the House of Detention—on Thursday, 25th March, I was on duty at the entrance
<lb/>corridor seeing the prisoners from the van on the remand from Bow Street—I saw the prisoner—there is a staircase leading to the reception ward—about 6 o'clock that evening I found this thumb of a glove in a pail, floating in the water—I took it out and put it in my pouch—I after
<lb/>wards examined it, and found that it contained three separate parcels of diamonds—they were wrapped in three separate pieces of paper—I handed</p>
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<p>them to the deputy-governor—the prisoner would pass quite close to that pail.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know that the prisoner suffers from rupture—I found this thumb in the pail about a quarter of an hour or 20 minutes after ho had been admitted—I do not know whether he had made any communication to any one during that quarter of an hour; he pretended that he could not speak English when he came in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-52" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Superintendent E</hi>). On 25th March, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, I saw the prisoner at Hunter Street Police-station—I asked him his name, and he gave it me—I asked him if he had anything to say with regard to the charge—he said that he was a jeweller's designer, and that he had recently come from abroad; that he had been walking about the streets for two or three nights; that he met a man the day before, and that he went with him to get a few stones—I afterwards went to Clerkenwell, and the Governor handed me these par
<lb/>cels of diamonds that were found in the glove—there were 158 loose diamonds—they have been shown to Mr. Tabak.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner said he had been asked by the other man to go with him to get a few diamonds; that was all he said—I have not given this evidence before; I was only called at the police-court to produce the diamonds.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-53" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am deputy-governor of Her Majesty's Prison, Clerkenwell—Banyard handed me a number of diamonds in three separate pieces of paper—I handed them, in the same state I received them, to Mr. Thompson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say if the prisoner suffers from rupture—I think his age is about 60.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-54" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRUTON</persName> </hi>, M.D. I am a surgeon, at 21, Euston Road—on 25th March, between half-past 9 and 10 in the morning I was called to Mr. Tabak—I found him in a state of collapse, lying on a sofa or a large arm-chair—he was scarcely able to speak—there was blood over his face and running down his neck and the back of his head, and on to his chest—the wound on the back of his head was a ragged, star-shaped wound reaching to the bone; blood was flowing from it freely—there was also a wound of a similiar character on the outside of the right eye, just on the edge of the temple, also reaching to the bone, and from which blood was flowing freely; that was all the injury to the head—the ring-finger of his right hand was badly damaged by a very severe blow; it had produced such an effusion of blood that I was obliged to excise the finger to save the nail—there was also a large contusion on the back of the left hand—he was in a very serious condition—they were precisely such wounds as might be inflicted by a blow from a life-preserver—I saw the instrument in the house—I also saw some drops of blood all the way up the stairs into his office, and a pool of blood on the office-floor where he had been sitting.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-55" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS TABAK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This diamond is one of mine; it is a Cape diamond of the value of about 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction of felony in August</hi>, 1876,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to eight years' penal servitude. Three other convictions were also proved against him upon which he had also received sentences of penal servitude for three years, six years , and eight years respec
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<hi rend="italic">A reward of</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">was ordered by the Court to be given to Sarah Utting for her conduct.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT BAILY</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18860531-609-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860531-609-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-609-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/>, Maliciously publishing a false and defama
<lb/>tory libel concerning Freeden de Friedland.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. CLARKE</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The libel was of a filthy description, and some equally filthy letters were put in, written by the prosecutor to the defendant.
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<interp inst="t18860531-609-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noAgreement"/>By the consent of Counsel on both sides the Jury were discharged without giving a verdict,</rs> </hi> and the defendant was ordered to
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18860531-609-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-609-18860531 t18860531-609-punishment-12"/>enter his own recognizances in 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to keep the peace for six months.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-610-18860531" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN THOMAS</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18860531-610-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18860531-610-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-610-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/> , Embezzling whilst employed in the Post-office 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">.</hi>, and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., entrusted to him by virtue of his employment.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for the fraudulent disposal of other sums.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COWIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAGGALLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-58" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN WALKER</persName> </hi>. I live at Wixton Cottage, Hendon, and am a grocer's assistant—I have a Post-office Savings Bank account at the Hendon Post-office; this is my deposit-book—on 18th December I went to that office and handed 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the prisoner, who was the clerk there, and he made this entry in my book, "December 18th, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I received an acknowledgment from the head office, but did not open it for eight or ten days—I then discovered that it was an acknowledgment for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and not 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I spoke to the prisoner about it and he told me to write to the secretary of the General Post-office and say there had been a mistake, which I did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He entered it correctly in my book—when I told him about it he said he knew I had paid him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-59" type="surname" value="THOMASIN"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-59" type="given" value="JAMES GEORGE"/>JAMES GEORGE THOMASIN</persName> </hi>. I reside at St. Anne's, Hendon, and am honorary secretary of the Hendon Provident Coal Club, which keeps a Post office Savings Bank account at the Hendon Post-office—on 19th December I paid into that account at the Hendon Post-office 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which I handed to the prisoner, and he made this entry in my book, "December 19th, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I received no acknowledgment from the head office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made no inquiries about it—I made another deposit on the 23rd, and got an acknowledgment for that—I had made a deposit on 9th December, and got one for that—26th January is the last entry—I made several payments between 23rd December and then, one on the 8th and one on 13th January, and I drew out some on 22nd January; there was a balance left then—the prisoner put these initials here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-60" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-60" type="surname" value="ENGLISH"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-60" type="given" value="MARIAN"/>MARIAN ENGLISH</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, living at High field, Hendon—I had a Post-office Savings' Bank account at Hendon Post-office; this is my bank-book—on 19th January I deposited 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which I handed to the prisoner, and he made this entry in my book, "January 19th, 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I subsequently received an acknowledgment from the head office; I have not got it now, I gave it up—I did not notice that it was for 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and not 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., I only read the word "seven."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Previous to 19th January I had paid it to Stockbridge</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188605310014"/>
<p>—this lining through of 16th September, 1884, was an error Stockbridge made—I saw it before I left the office, and he altered it; I did not notice that he didn't put the same date—this is the only sum I have paid to the prisoner—I didn't read the acknowledgment, I got it on 23rd January; I had sent my book up on the 20th—I knew my book was right, and I assumed that their letter was right.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure I paid the 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the prisoner—Stock
<lb/>bridge's error was two years ago, I think.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-61" type="surname" value="SMART"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-61" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SMART</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Smart, the son of the post office receiver at Hendon; it is a grocer's shop—the prisoner was employed in the post-office there—he entered the service in July last year, I think, but he did not have sole charge of the office till November—he had sole charge in February last—it was part of his duty to receive deposits from depositors in the savings bank; the three entries in these three deposit books are in his writing—it was also his duty to make out a daily savings bank account—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the one of 18th Decem
<lb/>ber; it contains an entry in Walker's name of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was also his duty to make out a cash account of all moneys—this is the one of 18th Decem
<lb/>ber (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); it contains no entry of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., only 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. that day—it does not show an excess of 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., no excess whatever—the entries in these two papers are in the prisoner's writing; this is his signature at the bottom—the savings bank account of 19th December shows no entry of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the coal club; the total of savings bank deposits on that day is 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the savings bank account on 19th January contains an entry of a pay
<lb/>ment of Mrs. English of 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; the total amount of receipts on that day is 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the daily cash account of that day shows the savings bank deposits as 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; that is made up by a cross entry, that is an entry made in a book not issued from the Hendon Post-office—it shows no cash excess on that day—on 3rd February the prisoner had notice to leave—I was not present when the notice was given; he went out that evening and did not return; he had sleeping quarters in the house—he had balanced up his books before he went out—the following morning we found his keys in his bedroom, and with his assistant, Stockbridge, I opened the post-office cash-box, examined the contents, and found some cheques—I took an account of all that was under his control, and found a deficit of 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. odd—the first I heard of this was Walker's entry of 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. instead of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I discovered about Thomasin's entry and Mrs. English's the day after the prisoner left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My father-in-law is not here; he is 76 years old—a foreman superintends the grocery shop—my husband is a grocer's valuer—he has a London address, but no office—I live at my father-in-law's house—my husband was a partner in the grocery business when the prisoner was there—I think the prisoner came in July—he came from St. Ive's, Cornwall, with a good character—my husband engaged him by letter I believe—my husband does not assist in the shop, he buys, but does not sell—I do the books—there are four or five assistants in the shop, Stockbridge is one of them—postal-orders are sent from London and sold—they can be paid without any signature—this is the stamp account, the details are made up every day I think—there is a separate line for Inland Revenue stamps—I cannot tell what denomination of stamps were sold on the 18th—I judge them at 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but cannot say whether they were Inland Revenue stamps or not—Stockbridge would sell postal
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188605310015"/>
<p>I do not think Walker, but he could ask the clerk for one, and he could sell stamps—they are both there now—I don't know that they know where to find Inland Revenue stamps—the shop tills were accessible to all the assistants, but they would not take money for postal orders and stamps and put it in the shop till—my husband had to pay 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as over
<lb/>due—he would not take, money out of the till—I only kept the shop books, I did not balance them every night—the shop till was balanced once a week—it is the assistants' duty to put everything they receive into the till, but the post-office is entirely separate from the shop—my father-in-law has never to my knowledge cashed post-office orders, leaving the persons to bring the orders next morning—I never heard of a Mrs. Gover having post office orders for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and my father-in-law paying her the money and allowing her to bring the orders next day—the Post-office people would sometimes let him know when they were coming down to inspect—I do not know whether 26th January was an inspection day—I did not put 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. among the post-office cash to answer for money my husband had had, he was not at home; his father put the money there—during the time the prisoner and another assistant were in charge of the post-office there was a deficiency of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not know whether there was a deficiency before the prisoner entered the service—the 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. my father-in-law put in made nominally a surplus of 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not know whether he took the 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out after the inspection, or whether I took it out; it was taken with Thomas's knowledge, because the account was disputed—if money was wanted for change in the shop they would probably ask Thomas, or whatever clerk was there, for change—they would not ask for it without parting with the coin—my father-in-law of 76 sells stamps, and he would take money from every till in the place—my husband had access to all the tills—the Jury have to say whether the post-office money and the business money were mixed up—my husband has had postal-orders given him by the clerk without paying for them, that is how the 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was made up, and also stamps and telegrams—if the prisoner was away at his meals he would be called when wanted, no one else was left in charge—he had to answer letters for my husband, but not away from the post-office—my husband and my father-in-law had the power to dismiss him—the marks on these three sheets were not made at the Hendon office; I think they show that the sheets passed before some official in London—there is no detail on any of them of how the cash was made up; that is the neglect of Thomas—when he left on February 3rd he left a box behind, which he wrote for, and complained that it was detained—he afterwards came down with an official of the Post-office—the keys of his desk were left in his bedroom, but he usually had them in his pocket—Mr. Batty came about February 11th, and when he went into the 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. deficiency the figures shrank, but I do not know what they shrank to—the cash on the debtor side had been increased to 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; that had not to he set aside before we began to count the cash—cash received means that we keep that amount to carry on the post-office business, if we have any
<lb/>thing beyond it should be remitted to the Post-office—the accounts are connected one with the other, there is never a full stop—if there was an error in the account we might put it right without a voucher, we should correct it in a moment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The particulars of the stamps not being given for the 19th is the neglect of the clerk—the shop money is kept in a different till</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188605310016"/>
<p>to the post-office money—if my husband required stamps or postal orders he had an account with the prisoner who rendered an account but not periodically—it was rendered before he paid in the 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the time of the inspection.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner's duty was to keep an account of all advances made to my husband, and debit him with them afterward, but the account has been rendered in such a loose manner that my husband did not think it was correct, and one day when he was absent some one came down and the 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was put with Thomas's cash—when I examined the money after he left I had given him credit for 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., otherwise the deficit would have been 67
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—none of these items of bank deposits were included in this 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-62" type="surname" value="BATTY"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BATTY</persName> </hi>. I am senior clerk in the sayings bank department of the General Post-office—it is the duty of a post-office official receiving savings bank deposits to fill up these forms showing the deposit he receives—he should first make the entry in the daily savings bank sheet, and then in the savings bank deposit-book of the customer, sign the entry in the book, and stamp it with the official stamp—these three sheets of 18th and 19th December, and 19th January I received from the prisoner, I have compared them with these other sheets and they correspond, there is no excess of cash shown—neither the 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. balance or 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. balance or the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. have been accounted for as savings bank receipts at Hendon—on 11th February I saw the prisoner at Dulwich Road, Herne Hill. I told him who I was, I did not go through the accounts with him, he said probably the stock had been wrongly taken, and I said "If that is the case you had better go to Hendon and go through the accounts with the assistant," and he went there with me next morning, and in my presence Mrs. Smart and the assistant handed him over the stock, and a deficiency of 33
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 34
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was ascertained—the savings bank books were then shown to him, he said he had received the 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and with regard to the other two accounts he admitted having received them and that he had put the money in the till—I spoke to him subsequently about Mr. Thomass guinea and he said he had received it and put it with the rest of the money—these three sums were apart from the deficiency of the accounts which had been made up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Smart gave me this letter with the prisoner's address on it where I found him—when I spoke to him with regard to the deficiencies he said "Well, I am quite sure my cash was all right when I left"—he also said the men in the shop and the post-master occasionally sold stamps and took them out in his absence—the cash sheet of 19th December represents the hard cash in hand as 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the reserve of that time was 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., that was not a reason why the cash in hand should not be described—in the other two sheets there are no details of stock or cash, that is not because they were using up the old forms, it was neg
<lb/>ligence I should say—those red marks show that the entries had been checked—this 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I should think was a supply of stock from Somerset House, and entered at the chief office on a wrong place; it would appear in another account—it is examined and initialled by "R. H."; I can't tell you who he is—postal orders can be used as money orders equally by any one who purchases them as by any one who steals them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This entry in red was made at the head office in</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188605310017"/>
<p>London, in the wrong place, and has been erased, it was not done at Hendon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-63" type="surname" value="WOOLLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-63" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOOLLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at Kill Hill, Hendon—on 4th January I made up this Inland Revenue form requesting licences amounting to 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and sent it to the Hendon Post-office with a cheque for that amount—I did not take notice when I received the licences—I did not receive them on the 3rd or 4th January—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the licences—they are all dated 29th January.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-64" type="surname" value="ANDREW"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM WHITE"/>WILLIAM WHITE ANDREW</persName> </hi>. I live at Brent Street, Hendon—on 14th January I made up the usual declaration fur Inland Revenue licences amounting to 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and on 23rd January I drew this cheque for that amount, dated 23rd January, and sent it with the declaration to the Hendon Post-office—I received the licences on 5th February.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know Mr. Smart's writing—I don't know that this cheque is perforated as having been charged against my bank in Chancery Lane, on 31st March, the prisoner having been taken in custody on 3rd March—I have the counterfoil of it in my pocket—it was presented and perforated at the bank after Mr. Smart had put his name to it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-65" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-65" type="given" value="IRVING EDWARD"/>IRVING EDWARD B. COX</persName> </hi>. I live at Ivy House, Barnet Gate, Barnet—on 25th January I made up this declaration showing 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. as my request for licences to the Inland Revenue—I drew a cheque for that amount the same day, and sent them to the Hendon Post-office—I received the licences about a fortnight afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cheque is charged against my account on 8th February, and it is endorsed "J. Smart; Tax Collector, Hendon"—I do not know his writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-66" type="surname" value="SMART"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-66" type="given" value="ALFRED EBENEZER"/>ALFRED EBENEZER SMART</persName> </hi>. I am the son of John Smart, the receiver at the Hendon Post-office—I have superintendence of the post-office there—I cannot say that I personally received either of these three cheques for Inland Revenue licences—all letters that came through the post addressed to the post-office would be opened by me or my father, and then handed to the prisoner, who was in charge of the post-office—these two letters, containing cheques for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., were either opened by me or by my father, they would then be handed to the prisoner, and it would be his duty to issue the licences, forward them to the addresses given, and the cheques would be passed into his official cash, and ultimately handed to me or my father with other cheques for remittance to the chief office—that would be only when the balance requires it being sent there—these two cheques are endorsed by my wife—I was not present when the examination was made on 4th February—until the licences were issued, it would be the prisoner's duty to attach the cheques to the declarations, and they should not be detached until the licences were issued—he should not put the cheques into his cash account until he had issued the licences or he would show the amounts twice over—Mr. Woolly's cheque looks as if it was paid on 23rd January, it is endorsed by my wife—it passed through our bankers—it was not handed to me personally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is the regulation of the Inland Revenue that licences will not be sent unless a stamped envelope is sent, but they are seldom sent, in these oases they were not sent—Andrew's cheque is signed by my wife, and was paid into our bank, the London and Joint</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188605310018"/>
<p>Stock Bank—the declarations were not found with the cheques pinned to them after the prisoner had gone to his friends at Dulwich—the clerk unpinned it who received it—this other cheque was cashed and paid on 8th February, three days after he had gone to his friends at Dulwich—we get credit for them on the day we pay them in—I don't think Mr. Woolley sent a stamped envelope, his letter was sent by hand—I engaged the prisoner by letter, he had the salary he asked for, board and lodging and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I had the control of his time entirely, he filled up his time answering letters for me—Mr. Proud left in November, after he left the prisoner was the only one who could telegraph; all the shillings he had to account for in the telegraph part were accounted for, if they had not been he would have been discovered in a minute—he has to fill up a sheet of the telegrams put in—if telegrams were sent to us, and the prisoner was not there, our bell would be kept ringing—the postal orders that I had from the prisoner should have been entered in a book, I gave him no voucher or 10 U for them, nothing beyond correspondence—I use postage stamps in my business, I never gave him any money for them—I never took postage stamps while the prisoner was not there—I never remember taking one, I don't believe I have, I think I might safely swear I have not; certainly never any postal orders or Inland Revenue stamps, not one—I don't think my father ever paid 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. away without getting the warrant, nor did the prisoner complain to my wife that he had done so, nor did she say, "Oh, he is getting old and stupid."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18860531-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18860531-name-67" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-67" type="surname" value="SMART"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-67" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SMART</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I have not the slightest recollection of the prisoner calling my attention to my father-in-law having paid 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of a savings bank withdrawal to a Mrs. Gover without getting the warrant, and my saying that he was getting old and stupid; I did not say that he could not be trusted, if so, I should have recollected it distinctly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-68" type="given" value="EDWIN FINCH"/>EDWIN FINCH PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the N.W. District Post-office—on 28th January 1 went to the Hendon Post-office and examined the accounts, and found an excess of cash of 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—cheques were produced to me amounting to 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—if he had produced cheques to me for licences not issued, that would show the amount twice over—no declarations were produced to me at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I didn't ask for them—I should not have accepted these cheques if they had been pinned to the declarations of licences not issued.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-69" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM STOCKBRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Smart, a grocer, at Hendon—the prisoner was in the Police-office there up to 3rd February, and on 4th February, after he had gone, I assisted Mrs. Smart in going through the cash in the Post-office—we opened the cash box with the keys which we found in his bedroom, and found these two cheques (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) (those for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.)—I also found these two declarations in the office, not pinned with the cheques, but separate—one was under a pad on the counter, and one behind a pair of scales used for weighing letters—the cheques and declarations were quite separate—either the next day or the day after, I issued the licences—we did not give credit for these two cheques in going through the stock and cash—after we had given the prisoner credit for everything in the cashbook we found a deficit of 38
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the licences were sent out the cheques were passed to the Post-office and cashed, and they have passed through the bankers and we have got credit for it on 31st March and 8th February—Mr. Woolley's cheque is endowed by Mrs. Smart—I know nothing about that cheque—I understood from the prisoner that Mr. Smart owed him 29
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and that deficit was made up, but whether by cheque or not I do not know—with regard to Mrs. English's book I put 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down and she only gave me 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., she then told me I was defrauding myself and I made another entry, cancelling that of 16th September, and I must then have put 15th instead of 16th; we all make mistakes sometimes—the stamps are the same, they are both the 16th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted there was no evidence to show that the prisoner was in the service of the Post-office, they did not engage him, pay him, or dismiss him, he was only in the service of a person who was employed by the Post
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAGGALLY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that Reg. v. Graham covered this case. The prisoner was performing the duties of the Post-office and receiving money on behalf of the Queen and was therefore in the public service. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the prisoner was only the clerk to the receiver and not a public servant, and directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</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">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and then picked up the coin, when I saw it was bad—it felt light and greasy—he started to go away, I called "Stop," and then he started to run out of the shop—I ran after him and called out "Stop thief"—a person stopped him after he had run for about two minutes—I ran after him and did not lose sight of him for one moment—he ran round a post at the corner of a public-house; I could see him every minute—when I came up to him I said, "You gave me a bad half-crown"—he could not answer, he was out of breath or something like that—a constable came up and the prisoner was given into custody, and was taken back to the shop and then to the police-station—at the shop he said he did not know where it came to him—this is the coin I received from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You turned back and came past me and then my friend came out of the shop and caught you; my friend is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We had much difficulty in catching him; he really tried to get away—I could not catch him as he came past me—my friend could</p>
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<p>not speak English; his evidence was offered but the Magistrate refused to bear him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-73" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 107). I was called to this shop and the prisoner, who was there detained by the last witness and his friend, was given into my custody—I said, "This gentleman wishes to give you into custody for possessing a bad half-crown"—he said, "I don't know hot I got possession of it"—I found on him a good 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece; the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was On the counter at the time, be bad given it up with the tobacco—on the 25th, when he was in the waiting room of the Marylebone police-court, he voluntarily said to me, "I have been ill these last three months; I have been into an asylum in Cleveland Street. I have only been out of prison three months; I was sentenced at the Old Bailey to nine months' in 1885"—I said, "What for?"—he said, "For possessing five counter
<lb/>feit florins"—this half-crown was handed to me by the first witness, who marked it in his presence—the friend who stopped the prisoner was at the police-court; the Magistrate said he did not think his evidence necessary.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he had only just come out of the asylum with</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., among which was the half-crown, which he had received in change from a man in the asylum, and which he did not know was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-612-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of uttering in May</hi>, 1885.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM KENNEDY</hi> (24)</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18860531-613-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-77" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WOODTHORPE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Woodthorpe, who keeps a general shop at 33, Cornelia Street, Roman Road, Islington—on 4th May, about 1 p.m., Kennedy came in for a bottle of ginger beer, price one penny; he threw a half-crown into the butter scale so that it rang—I gave him the ginger beer and tried the coin with my teeth; it was very soft—I returned it to the prisoner and told him it was bad—he then gave me a good shilling; I gave him a sixpence and fivepence change, and he left—I soon after made a communication to Mr. Wood
<lb/>thorpe and he followed the prisoner—this is the same coin, here is the mark I made on it with my teeth.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOODTHORPE</persName> </hi>. My wife made a communication and described Kennedy to me—I then went out and saw him turning the corner of Barnsbury Grove, near my shop—I followed him down the road, he met the other prisoner and they went along the Roman Road, Kennedy looking behind him several times—they entered the urinal at the Alfred Tavern and remained there from 15 to 20 minutes—I crossed the road and went into the Brewery Tap and called for a glass of ale, and watched the urinal, which I could see from where I stood—when they came out together I followed them and called a constable's attention to them, and he followed and arrested both of them—I did not hear what passed, I went back to my shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-79" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DINSMORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 154). On 4th May, about 1 p.m., I saw the two prisoners come along the Roman Road, Kennedy looking back several times, and enter the urinal at the Alfred Tavern together—</p>
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<lb/>bus was coming along, the last witness came and made a communication to me and I followed along behind the
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi>, and when I got close to the prisoners I sprang out from behind it, caught them by their collars, and took both into custody—I told them I should take them into custody for uttering bad coin—they were quite dumbfounded, and could say nothing till I got to the station—at the station I found on Leary 16 half-crowns in his right and left coat pockets; one of the 16 has been identified by Mrs. Woodthorpe, there is a number on it—he also had 17
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze on him; he made no answer to the charge—on Kennedy I found a good sovereign, three half-crowns, two good and one bad, 13 single shillings, fire sixpences, seven pence in bronze, and one half-franc—that money was all good except the one half-crown—before I searched him he said, "I have only one bad coin on me"—he gave a correct address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I also found a silver watch and chain, a gold ring, and a key on you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These 17 half-crowns are counterfeit—the one found on Kennedy is from the same mould as one of the 16, and the one found on Leary, which had been given back to Kennedy by the prosecutor, in from the same mould as one of the 16.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Kennedy's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> The bad half-crown found on me I had from Leary in part repayment of four shillings I had lent him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that Leary gave him the coin, that he put it in his purse, not knowing it was bad, and thought he must have had it in change for a sovereign, but that when he came out of the shop he saw Leary in the street and went and spoke to him about it, and was then arrested.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-82" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE ADAMS</persName> </hi>.—I am a barmaid at the Green Dragon public-house, Garden Place, Stepney, kept by Alfred Walter—on 21st April, about half past 8 p.m., the prisoner came in for half a pint of four ale and gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., which I tried and bent readily in the tester—I called to Mr. Walter who came in—I gave the coin to him—before I did so I told the prisoner I thought the coin was a bad one—he made no answer—Mr. Walter broke the coin in the tester into pieces, which he gave back to the man—he then paid with two good halfpence and left the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I should know the man out of a thousand—I can swear to him—I identified him at once by his face at Arbour square.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-83" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WALTER</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Green Dragon—I was called into my bar and Adams handed me the counterfeit coin, it was then slightly bent—she said to me (the prisoner was standing close by) "This man has given me a bad two-shilling piece"—I said, "This is a bad two shilling piece, where did you get it from?"—he said, "I got it from the market"—there is a new fish market at Shad well, near my house, and there is a sort of market place at the back of Stepney Church—I broke it in several pieces and gave them back to him, and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should know the house you went into—I saw you at the station before I picked you out—the door was open and I saw you amongst them passing out, your hat was on—I positively swear to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM MARK"/>WILLIAM MARK GAUGE</persName> </hi>.—I am landlord of the Hermit public-house, Bedford Square, Mile End—on 24th April, the prisoner came in a little before eight for half a pint of four ale and gave me a two-shilling piece in payment—I saw it was bad and bent it with a pair of plyers—I asked the prisoner where he got it and he said Billingsgate; he then paid me with a good penny—I sent for a constable, kept the prisoner waiting nearly 40 minutes, and then, as I could not get a constable, I let him go—this is the coin—seventeen days after, on the Tuesday, I saw the prisoner among six other persons and picked him out—he was in my sight all the 40 minutes he was in my shop—he waited there voluntarily and then went.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not have my hands on you—I was on the other tide of the counter—you at last said, "I have been here half an hour and I shall wait no longer, and you then went.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had told him to wait and said I should give him in charge, and he said he would wait—I let him go without attempting to bring him back—other customers were there—my house is about three-quarters of a mile from the Green Dragon.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-85" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE JARVIS</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Devonshire Arms, Burns Street, Limehouse—on 27th April, a few minutes after 8 p.m., the prisoner came in for half a pint of four ale and put down a bad two-shilling piece in pay
<lb/>ment—I tested it and found it was bad, it bent easily—I said it was bad and asked him where he got it from—he said, "From off the Flats," and that he was not aware it was a bad one—no doubt he meant Wanstead Flats—I gave the coin back to him bent—he gave me a sixpence which I also bent, it was good—a constable was in my house in private clothes, off duty—I made a communication to him and he went out and brought the prisoner back—I gave him into custody—the potman took the florin from the prisoner, this is the one I bent and which I gave back to the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 368
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On 27th April I was off duty and in the Devonshire Arms public-house—Mrs. Jarvis made a communi
<lb/>cation to me—I saw the prisoner at my bar—I saw him leave the house and followed him and overtook him—I said, "Have you any more bad coins about you?"—he made no answer, but showed me a florin and six
<lb/>pence, good silver, the florin was bent—I took him back to the public-house and he was then given into my custody—I took him to the station, on the way he was very violent and I had call in the assistance of a civilian—at the station he was asked how he came by the florin—he said</p>
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<p>he got it on Wanstead Flats, that he had got it in exchange for coppers which he had earned by turning a skipping rope.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told you I was a constable when I took you into custody—I brought you 100 yards and then you tried to get away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he knew nothing about the last coin being bad.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me this florin in payment; I found it was bad and showed it to the landlady—I went and told the prisoner it was bad—he said, "Give it to me back, I will go and get some money to pay for it"—I did not do so—he then made a rush out of the house; he was stopped by the neighbours and given into custody—this is the florin I received from him, I gave it to the constable—the prisoner was taken to Worship Street police-court and discharged.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman R</hi> 187). I was called to the Blue Anchor and the prisoner was given into my custody—I told him he was charged with uttering this florin; he said "I must have taken it in the City this afternoon"—I found nothing on him—he was taken before the Magistrate on the 10th, remanded till the 18th, and discharged—this is the bad florin I had from the last witness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-92" type="given" value="CAROLINE LOUISA"/>CAROLINE LOUISA GRUBER</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the White Swan, in Farringdon Road—on 21st May the prisoner came in at half-past 11 p.m. for a half-pint of fourpenny ale, and gave me a shilling, which I found was bad and handed to my husband—I told the prisoner it was bad; he said "Give it me back again"—I said "No"—he then offered to pay a penny for the half-pint, I refused—he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRUBER</persName> </hi>. On this night the prisoner came in for half a pint of fourpenny ale, and I saw him slide a shilling along the counter in payment—my wife picked it up and handed it to me—I found it was bad—it was light, greasy, and gritty—I said to the prisoner "You passed base coin before, two or three months previous, in my place, and I will give you in charge this time"—he made a rush to the door and tried to go by, and pretended to be drunk—I called my potman to detain him—two or three months ago the prisoner tendered this bad sixpence, which I have kept separate ever since—I did not notice it till I gave it to another gentleman in change, who said "This is a bad coin," and when the prisoner heard that he drank up his ale and went out, and I had not seen him since till this time—he was sober, and only pretended to be drunk when he was found out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 456). On 21st May I was called to the White Swan, and took the prisoner into custody—he said nothing then in answer to the charge—he was sober, but began to act drunk as soon I entered the house—he went very quietly with me after I got him out—at the police-station I searched and found on him two halfpence—he then said "I am drunk, I know nothing about it"—I received a shilling from Mrs. Gruber.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These are a counterfeit florin, shilling, and sixpence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner asserted his innocence, and stated that he was very drunk when he received the shilling in a public-house at the corner of White Star Street.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-615-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-99" type="given" value="MERCY"/>MERCY TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to Mr. William Butcher, at the Elephant and Castle public-house, Great Peter Street, Westminster—on 10th May, about 8.30 p.m., the prisoners drove up in a cab—they brought the cabman into the house—swain called for twopenny worth of ginger brandy for the cabman; he paid my sister 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—I then served him with two pots of ale; he tendered a half-crown; I gave him a shilling, a sixpence, and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put it in the till by itself in a glass—Swain gave the ale to customers in the bar, and Murphy drank the ginger ale; he was by the side of him—I again served Swain with two pots of ale and twopenny worth of ginger brandy; he paid with a half-crown; I gave him a shilling, a sixpence, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the half-crown in a glass with the other—Swain gave the beer to the customers—Murphy drank the brandy—I then served swain with two twopenny cigars; he paid me half-a-crown; I gave him four sixpences and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the half-crown in the glass with the other—Swain said, "Have you got larger silver?"—I said, "I will go and see"—I returned with the two-shilling piece for the four sixpences—Murphy then said to Swain, "Never mind"—Swain smoked one cigar, 1 think he gave the other to Murphy—I afterwards served Swain with two pots of ale and twopenny worth of ginger brandy; he paid for that with a half-crown again; I gave him a shilling, a sixpence, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put that half-crown with the others—Swain gave the ale to the customers, Murphy had the brandy—I served Swain with two more pots of ale; Swain laid down a half-crown; I put it with the others; I gave a shilling, a sixpence, and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—Swain gave the ale to the customers; there were about half a dozen customers—after I had received the fifth half-crown I spoke to my sister, Mary Butcher; she came into the bar—Swain said, "I must be getting home because my wife is waiting for me"—swain asked my sister for five shillings' worth of coppers—after my sister went to look at the glass Murphy said "Never mind"—I heard Murphy say to Swain, "If you lose I'll be half; "that was when Swain asked for the coppers; they were in conversation about the coppers, I could not hear what it was—my sister went to the glass, found the money was bad, and sent for a constable; Chandler came—Murphy was a customer—these are the coins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) I received—I saw them handed over to the constable, three together, and my brother gave him the other two—we only tried three first, as the prisoners were going, and we were in a hurry—I had seen Murphy there on the same day; he</p>
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<p>was standing by Swain all the time—I have been a barmaid with my sister the landlady a fortnight; this is the first public-house in which I have acted as a barmaid; I have been a general servant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murphy.</hi> I served for my sister a year and six months ago; I was there nine months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew Murphy as a customer daring the fortnight, also during the nine months I was there before—he had only come from the Militia on the Saturday—I had not seen Swain till this night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-100" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BUTCHER</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the Elephant and Castle—the last witness is my sister, and assisted in the bar—on the evening of 10th May she made a communication to me—I saw the prisoners standing together in the bar; Murphy was in the corner, the other one was passing the money—I served Swain first with twopenny worth of ginger brandy—I stood some time for my money, and he said, "I suppose I must give you the money," and got out of the way—a great many customers were in the bar—I have never seen Swain before—I went to the other end of the bar to serve my customers, as it was the jug trade time, and I left my sister to serve—Murphy has been a customer since I have been there, four years—my sister showed me a half-crown; she asked me for the coppers to give change—I looked at the five half-crowns; I tested three, and gave the others to the constable—only the five were under the glass—I gave Swain into custody—Murphy stopped in the house a quarter of an hour—before I sent for a constable Swain said, "I want five shillings' worth of coppers,
<hi rend="italic">missus,"</hi> but I discovered the had money and would not give it to him till the constable came—I did not say anything or he would have been out of the house—when Murphy left he said, "I am going to bed."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 962). On 10th May, about 9 p.m., I went to this public-house—Mrs. Butcher made a communication to me, in consequence of which I went to the bar where the prisoners were—she said, "I shall give him in charge for uttering five counterfeit half-crowns," referring to swain—he did not say anything to that—I said, "I shall take you into custody for uttering five counterfeit half-crowns"—I took him into custody—outside he struggled violently to get away; with the assistance of another constable I took him to the station—on the way I saw him throw a half-crown from his hand; I picked it up; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); it is bad—on being searched at the station eight shillings and seven sixpences were found on him, and 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, good money—I received five counterfeit half-crowns from Mrs. Butcher, and two others afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant A</hi>). In consequence of information form Mrs. Butcher on 10th May I took Murphy into custody at 1.30 the same night at 90, Great Peter Street, first floor back room—he was lying on the bed with his clothes on—it is about 100 yards from the public-house—I said, "I am a sergeant of police; you will be charged with being concerned with another man in custody in uttering five counterfeit half-crowns at Mr. Butcher's over the way"—he said, "I know nothing at all about it"—I took him to the station; he was placed in the dock and charged—he was then asked what he was by profession; he said, "I am a thief"—he had had a little to drink, but he put it on a great deal more drunk than he was—I found a shilling silver and 2
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<p>upon him, good money—a half-crown was picked up by a lad and brought to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-103" type="given" value="MARY"/>MART BUTCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Swain was given into custody about 8.50—Murphy left about 9.15.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOGAN</persName> </hi>. I am an apprentice, and live at 5, W Block, Peabody's Buildings, Pimlico—on 10th May, about 9 p.m., I saw swain in the custody of Chandler; they passed me in Grey Coat Place—I picked up this coin when they had passed me about 50 yards—I took it to the police-station and gave it to an officer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad—one of those picked up is of the same mould as two of those that were uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners Statements before the Magistrate. Murphy says:</hi> "I was not aware it was any bad money; I was simply drinking with swain."
<hi rend="italic">Swam says:</hi> "This man has nothing to do with the money. I changed the money. I did not know it was bad. We knew each other in the Militia. The man did not know anything about the money more than I."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Murphy's defence was that he met Swain, whom he had known in the Militia and went with him to the public-house in Great Peter Street to drink, where he had been well known. He knew nothing about the money being bad, and that he was drunk and did not know what he said.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Murphy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). I live at 4, Langley Court, Long Acre—I am a newspaper seller—you (
<hi rend="italic">Murphy</hi>) knew nothing about the coins being bad—you were in my company drinking—we were in the Militia together, and as we met we drank together—I passed the money—we were both in the cook-house in the Militia, that is how I came to know you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We met in St. James's, and came to Great Peter street in a cab together—both were three-parts drunk, that is why we' took a cab—I met him casually in the street.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>worth of steak—he tendered what appeared to be a half-crown—I noticed it when he put it on the block, it was bad—I said "This is a bad one"—he said "If it's a bad one, governor, put the chopper through it," or "Hit it with the chopper"—I said "I do not want to knock your money about, man, hit it yourself," and I put it on the block—he took the chopper in his left hand and cut the coin across, and picked it up—the blow bent the coin—he took out another half-crown from a leather bag or purse; I thought that was a bad one, but it was good—I sent for the constable and gave him into custody—he was charged before the Magis
<lb/>trate and remanded—this is the bad half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 76). I was called to this shop and took the prisoner into custody—he said "I am very sorry; I did not know it was a bad one"—this coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was handed to me by Mr. Neal—I said to the prisoner "Where did you receive this half-crown, how did you come into possession of it?"—he said "I received it in wages from my employer, Mr. Yorke, one of four half-crowns"—I took him to the</p>
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<p>station—he said he was employed by Mr. Yorke, of the Stanhope Street Saw Mills—I made inquiries there; he gave me the name of George McCormack.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the Bay Malton public-house, 158, Great Portland Street—on 22nd May, about 2 p.m., I served the prisoner with some drink—he tendered a two-shilling piece; the drink came to 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I looked at the coin, I thought it was a bad one, so I put it in a separate part of the till by itself—about two minutes afterwards I discovered it was bad; the prisoner had then left—I bent it; this is the coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on the 23rd he came again, about 9.50 p.m.; I saw my son serving him—I spoke to my son, who brought the coin to me—I looked at it, it was bad; I broke it as it is now, in the rack of the till—I gave him into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-111" type="given" value="ARAGOA"/>ARAGOA HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I assist my father—on Sunday, 23rd May, I was serving about 10. p.m.—I served the prisoner with twopennyworth of port wine—in consequence of something my father said to me I took him the two-shilling piece which the prisoner had tendered—this is it—I saw the prisoner on the Saturday about 2 o'clock; we have a clock in our shop—I know it was 2 o'clock because we stop the dinners then, and the dinners were just over—the dinners begin about 12 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-112" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FREEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 104). The prisoner was given into my custody on the night of 23rd May—on being told the charge he said that he did not know that he had received the money—he said "I am inno
<lb/>cent, I didn't know I had it; I got it in change in a public-house in Tottenham Court Road"—this is the coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he was searched in a compartment of the public-house—I found on him two half-crowns in silver, and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, good money—he didn't say anything in answer to the charge—he was asked his address and refused it—he said "I do not want my friends to know this has happened to me, I do not want to disgrace them."</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are bad; two of the florins are from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have nothing to say, and have no witnesses to call."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I didn't get my wages till half-past 2 on Saturday—I was there the other night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-618-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODGATE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Keating</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PUR
<hi rend="italic">defended Worssam and Harvey.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. The upper part has a studio being built quite independent of the shop—I did not see the workmen when I left.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. In the morning I found the street door in the ordinary condition—I opened it with a key—there were no ladders—the working operations were conducted by going through the street door and upstairs.</p>
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<lb/>tions—about 12 noon on Saturday a cab was seen approaching the London and County Bank, Oxford Street, with two sacks on the roof—Keating and Worssam were inside—the sacks were filled with furs—the cab was seized with the property and the two prisoners, and taken to Vine Street—Keating gave his address as 79, Oakley Street, Westminster Bridge Road—I went with Sergeant Tallin to that address—I searched the back room—Mrs. Crook, the landlady, gave me some information—Harvey</p>
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<p>came to the door of the room—I said, "Who are you?"—he said, "I don't think you ought to ask me that question"—I said, "We are police officers, I want you to tell me who you are; what is your name?"—he said, "My name is James Howard"—I said, "Where do you live?"—he said, "I decline to tell you"—I said, "Your friend Keating is in custody for stealing a quantity of fur"—he said, "I did not want to see Mr. Keating, I wanted Mrs. Keating; Mrs. Keating is ray friend"—I again asked him for his address; he still refused it—I told him he answered the description of a man concerned with Keating in this rob
<lb/>bery, and he would have to go with me to the police-station—when charged, he gave the name of James Harvey—he again declined his address—on the Sunday evening following he gave an address—when charged at the police-station he said nothing—he was identified by Van Boolen as one of the men who had dealings with him in the property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODGATE</hi>. Keating said to Richards, when arrested, that Van Boolen brought the goods to his house—I had been making inquiries about the robbery—I did not know Van Boolen before this; Richards and Tallin knew more about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I received the usual information that is circulated amongst the police on the Friday about 8 am., describing the property—I received information from Tallin, who had known Van Boolen—I knew him by repute as a marine storedealer—Harvey came to the room about an hour after the apprehension of Keating and Worssam—Richards went to search Harvey's residence.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer C</hi>). I was with Conquest, and corrobo
<lb/>rate his statement—I took Keating into custody—I told him he would be charged with being concerned in stealing a large quantity of furs at 12, Bond Street, on the 6th inst.—he said, "That man brought them to my place," pointing to a man in the cab—Van Boolen came to me at the police-station and gave me information.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODGATE</hi>. The police had been making in
<lb/>quiries about the robbery—I have known Van Boolen some time, I Know tome of his relations.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Van Boolen was alone when he came to the station about 9 o'clock on the Friday, but he said he had been running about all day to find me—I know his store shop—he lives away in a large house, his wife lives there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). I was with the other officers when the prisoners were taken into custody, and confirm their statement—I told Warssam I was going to take him into custody for stealing the furs which were on top of the cab—he said "What is the matter?"—I repeated it—he said "You are going to plane me under arrest?"—I said "Yes"—he said "All I know is that the man Van Boolen asked me to have a ride"—when taken in charge he said "I wish to make a short statement as to how I got into this trouble. I left home at 11 a.m. and was walking down the Westminster Bridge Road by myself when a man I should certainly know again asked me to lift this up for him, when I had done so he gave me a shilling and asked me to get out again and take it out and he would give me another shilling"—he was searched and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. found on him and this memorandum book with this memorandum: 26 caps at 2, 15 dol at 5 52
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 127
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he gave me an address—I went to his house and found two small laws, a screw driver, and a chisel</p>
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<p>—I afterwards went to 79, Oakley Street, Keating's house, it was after Conquest had been there—I found between the slanting roof and the ceiling on the top of the staircase above the room occupied by Keating a brown paper parcel containing a sealskin jacket and sealskin capes—they are part of the stolen property—about half an hour after the cab was stopped I saw Harvey close to the Bank in conversation with Van Boolen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODGATE</hi>. Keating's address was correct
<lb/>Conquest told me Keating said I should find goods on the premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I did not go with Conquest to Keating's house—I had seen a man with dark moustache speak to Van Boolen—they parted and Van Boolen went to the public-house—I did not stop the dark man, I did not know them—I was there for a purpose—Van Boolen spoke to me afterwards, he stayed a few minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the furs, both spoke; I offered them 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., they communicated together and with Harvey they said I could have them for 62
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I agreed to that; the bargain was to be completed the next day—the next day I went to Keating's house and saw the furs again; Keating put them into two sacks again—we carried them into the Westminster Bridge Road; Keating and Worssam were there, not Harvey—we got into a four-wheel cab; we took the bags; we were stopped by the police—I asked no questions of Keating, I saw the furs were worth double the money—I made a communication to the police directly after I saw them on the evening of the 7th—about 10 minutes after Keating and Worssam were in custody I saw Harvey about two doors from the London and County Bank—he asked me if I had sold his furs, I told him no, and he went away after we had had a drink—I did not tell Harvey the others were in custody—I spoke to the police about Harvey.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I did not go to Keating's house alone—I made a mistake when I said before the Magistrate no one else was with me—I went with another person than the ginger-whiskered man—it did not strike me as unusual that a strange man should take me over Westminster Bridge—the second man came in my shop, I do not know his name nor where he lives; I never showed him to the police, I never mentioned his name; he understood fur—I had never gone to Keating's before, certainly not at 9 o'clock on Thursday night to carry in a bundle of furs—the landlady swears to a man similar to me, but on my oath, I have never been inside Keating's house before, and never saw him before—after going to Keating's house and the public-house there were five men present, one was a dark-whiskered man, I saw him on the Saturday near the Bank—the police were on the other side of the way then—I had never seen Harvey before—Keating and I each carried a bag from the house in the Westminster Bridge Road, where we met Worssam—I did not ask Worssam to help lift the fur on to the cab, Keating did it—we did not discuss the prices in the cab—that is not how the entries came to be made</p>
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<p>in the memorandum book—I went to Vine Street with the cab; I came back to the bank and saw the dark whiskered man—the officers were waiting about; the dark whiskered man went away—I went to the public-house with Harvey to have a drink—Harvey and the dark whiskered man asked me where Keating was and I would not tell—I have carried on business at Little Newport Street 16 years—I live in Leicester Street; I have more houses, they are not mostly occupied by ladies, but only married women, shoemakers, and tailors, and so on; I do not keep brothels—I have a brother, he is living in the Euston Road—he has been there two years—he lived in Newport Market before it was pulled down—he has not visited the Middlesex Sessions—the billiard balls matter concerned a different man altogether—I heard of the man getting five years' penal servitude—he is a relation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODGATE</hi>. I never told Keating to place the things in the roof.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I went to the police I did not know a burglary had been committed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-133" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am the landlady of 79, Oakley Street—Keating has lodged there since 26th December—I let him a room on the second floor—he said he was a dealer in jewellery and fancy goods—on Thursday, 6th May, Keating came in a few minutes before 9 p.m.; he came down alone and went to the front door—a truck drew up outside and two parcels—one was a long parcel and the other a bundle—Keating took the long one and carried it upstairs, the other was carried up by another man whose face I did not see—they came down again; the man and Mrs. Keating went out a few seconds afterwards—I believe Van Boolen was the man who carried them out; I believe it was the same man who carried them in as carried them out; I saw his face on Friday with another Jew; it was the same figure—I have seen Harvey come to the house to see Keating; Harvey came whilst Conquest was there; he asked for Keating, I told him Keating was out but Mrs. Keating was at home; he said he would see her—I would not swear that I have seen Worssam there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODGATE</hi>. Van Boolen came on the Friday with another man head and shoulders taller than himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I said at the police-court, "Another man I believe to be Van Boolen carried up the parcel. I saw Van Boolen twice; I believe it was he who carried it up, and "I recognised him when I came to the Court last week," and in reply to the Magistrate, "I believe my husband is the only person I told before to-day that Van Boolen came"—I saw Van Boolen passing along and recognised him as the man carrying up the sack, and mentioned it to my husband—I did not tell Harvey Keating was in custody till he came down with the detectives.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Jury found the prisoners</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of dealing but</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860531-629-offence-1 t18860531-name-146"/>Sir Francis Cook</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-147" type="given" value="CLEMENT"/>CLEMENT SHEPPERD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Constable</hi>). At 9.30 a.m. on 30th April I met the prisoner in Liverpool Street and followed him from there to New Street, a turning leading to Petticoat Lane; he looked round Several times—I followed him to the top, stopped him, and told him I was a police officer, and asked him to tell me what he had got beneath his coat, which was buttoned—he said he would not, it had nothing to do with me—I said I would see what he had got; he said I should not—I said I should take him into custody—we had a struggle; I forced him into a door and on to his back, called for assistance, and took him to the station—this parcel slipped down in the struggle in the street—he said he got in at Aldersgate Street and travelled to Bishopsgate Street station by the Underground Railway, and that he found the parcel in the car
<lb/>riage—I found 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a silver watch, chain, and keys on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are marks on the wrapper of the parcel, but nothing to show where it came from—I was in uniform—the keys were latch keys; there was nothing suspicious about them, or the police would have detained them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman at Messrs. Cook's, 32, St. Paul's Churchyard—this parcel of 31 1/4 yards of satin is our property; I identify it by this private number on it—that mark would have been cleared off if it had been sold—I cannot say when it was last safe or in what part of the building it was.</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 August</hi>, 1883,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Allen.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-629-18860531 t18860531-629-punishment-29"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GANN</hi> (18)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860531-630-offence-1 t18860531-name-150"/>Florence Way</persName>, a girl under 13 years of age.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi> for indecent assaults on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860531-630-offence-1 t18860531-name-151"/>Rosina Way</persName>, under 13, and on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860531-630-offence-1 t18860531-name-152"/>Florence Way</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-630-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-630-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-630-18860531 t18860531-630-punishment-30"/>Two Years' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860531-631-offence-1 t18860531-name-154"/>George Hill</persName>.</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. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">From</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND'S</hi>
<hi rend="italic">opening it appeared that the prisoner was a fourth
<lb/>doss fireman in the London Fire Brigade, having charge of a fire escape, that on the occasion in question he was absent from his post when a fire occurred in which the deceased lost his life, and the allegation was that this was caused by the prisoner's culpable neglect of his duty.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no direct connection between the prisoner's neglect of duty and the cause of death, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurring in this view</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi> did not proceed with the case,
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<lb/>soner was Acquitted.</rs> The following cases were referred to in the argument: Reg. v. Hughes, Dearsley and Bell's Crown Cases, p. 248;
<hi rend="italic">and Meg. v. Smith</hi>, 11
<hi rend="italic">Cox, p.</hi> 210;
<hi rend="italic">also to Russell on Crimes</hi>, 5
<hi rend="italic">th edition, p.</hi> 834.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day see Essex and Surrey' Cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSE McGREGOR</hi> (27)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860531-632-offence-1 t18860531-name-156"/>John Roberts</persName> a certain corrosive fluid, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him off and on, and saw him once in three mouths; he is a little eccentric—it appeared to me to be an accident.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 921). On 6th May I received information and went to Mr. Aldhous' shop—I went up to the first floor and saw the prisoner—I asked him if he was the man who shot the man downstairs—he said, "The man has gone to sleep who shot him"—he was searched and a revolver found in his coat pocket—he was very nervous and excitable—he was taken to the station and said that he did not mean to do it—he appeared delirious, and when he was brought to the court he could not be examined as he had a very bad fit and we had to send for a surgeon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 923). On 6th May I went to Mr. Aldhous' shop, saw the prisoner, and took the revolver from his trousers pocket, four barrels were loaded, and one barrel appeared to have recently been discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-163" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PATTISON</persName> </hi>. I live at Reynoldstown Road, Clapton—I have been in the habit of attending insane persons—I attended the prisoner at his home—he was under my supervision for a fortnight in 1883 suffering from acute delirium from drink, and I warned his family that he was not fit to be left alone, they were to be sure and take care of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. APPLEFORD</hi>. I am a surgeon of Finsbury Circus—on 7th May I saw the prisoner at the instigation of the police—he was just recovering from a fit—I should say that he is not responsible for his actions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FOREMAN</hi>. I practise at 156, Stoke Newington Road—I have attended the prisoner's wife in her confinement and at other times—I have noticed the prisoner's demeanour and condition, and I do not think he is responsible for his actions—he is a dangerous man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860531-634-offence-1 t18860531-name-166"/>Samuel Day</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-167" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES DAY</persName> </hi>. I am a carpet-sewer, of 35, Wynyatt Street—on the morning of 15th May I was in Goswell Road—I had had a glass of drink, but was not the worse for it—the prisoner came up and spoke to me and hit me across my nose and knocked me down—I had this basket in my hand containing my purse and 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was not tied as it is now, it had a strap which was fastened—he took my basket away—I called "Police "and he ran off, leaving my basket—I was stunned, and when I recovered he</p>
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<p>was not there—I saw him in custody at the corner and said, "That is the man that took my money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not fall down drunk when I waft with the policeman—I was detained as being drunk and incapable, but I had been knocked down and stunned—I did not ask you to tie my basket up, nor did you do so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 45). On 15th May, about 1 a.m., I heard a woman shouting "Police," went to the corner of Brewer Street, and saw the prosecutrix lying on the pavement and the prisoner just leaving her and saying, "You can b—y well scream"—he turned round, saw me, and ran down Owens Court, where there is no outlet, and I met him and said, "What is the matter?"—he said, "All right, governor"—I asked what he was doing with the woman—he said, "Nothing"—I took him back to the corner where the prosecutrix was standing, bleeding from the nose—she said, "That is the man who has got my money"—I asked her how much he had got—she said, "About 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—she was the worse for drink and the lid of her basket was broken off—I turned my light on, got assistance, and took them both to the station—she had her purse in her hand with 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver in it—she said she had had a half-sovereign and had changed it—the prisoner said that he did not know anything about it—I asked him how much money he had—he said, "I have got a lot of money"—16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was found on him and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prosecutrix fall in the road drunk, nor did a gentleman pick her up and look in her purse—I locked her up as she was very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in him statement before the Magistrate and in his defence said that he met the prosecutrix, who was very drunk, and asked him to the her basket up, that she stooped to find it and fell and he picked her up, and then she asked him for her money and he mid that he had not got it, and he got away from her and went down the turning where he was taken.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-169" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have got the prisoner's pocket-hand
<lb/>kerchief, the edge is torn off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The edge was not round the basket—I never saw the edge, but you said that you had torn the edge off to give to her to tie her basket up—there was no string on her basket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-170" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH GARNER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's affianced wife, and have been living with him at 28, South Crescent Mews, Burton Crescent—he left the Militia on the Saturday before this—on 15th May he sold some rabbits at the market, and he had a good bit of silver, as near as I can tell about 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-634-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-634-18860531 t18860531-634-punishment-33"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILLIS</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860531-635-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-635-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Breaking and entering the shop of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860531-635-offence-1 t18860531-name-172"/>Samuel East</persName> with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-173" type="given" value="NELLY"/>NELLY GRANT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Fountain Hotel, Minories, which was being repaired, and the business was carried on in a temporary building—on Saturday night, 8th May, I was the last to leave—I took all the money away with me and locked up the only door, with a padlock, which was on a staple—that was at 12.30—I was taken back shortly</p>
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<p>afterwards and found the door broken open, but nothing taken away of tampered with—there were spirits and cigars there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 715). I was on duty near the Fountain on 9th May, and saw the last witness come out and fasten a padlock on the door—I examined it in her presence and found it securely fastened—about 10 minutes afterwards I went back and found the prisoner in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-175" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BLUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 819). On 9th May, about 12.30 a.m., I was passing the Fountain Hotel, and saw the prisoner come out—he pulled the door to behind him—I examined the padlock and found it broken, and locked on the staple—I followed him into Church Street, told him I was a police officer, and said "What were you doing in the Fountain public-house?"—he said "You have made a mistake, governor, it was not me, I am going home over the water"—I took him back to the house and the sergeant came—I charged the prisoner with breaking in for the pur
<lb/>pose of committing a felony—he made no answer—I found three keys on him, but they did not tit the lock.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HOGAN</hi> (22)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT PLAMPLIN</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18860531-636-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18860531-636-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BAYLISS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Hogan.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I keep the King's Head public-house, Cumberland Market—about 8.30 on 5th May, Hogan came in, and I saw my barmaid pick a shilling off the counter in front of Hogan—she put it in the tester and it bent; she then brought it to me, and I examined it and broken in halves in my teeth easily—I or the barmaid gave the pieces back to Hogan—he, who had seen me break it, said, "so help me God, governor, I did not know it was a bad one; you can lock me up if you like"—I said "No,.1 don't care about the job; I gave one six months' imprison
<lb/>ment about six months ago, and I have had enough of it"—I told him he had better be off about his business—he said nothing more, but went away—one of them paid for what they had with good money, I believe it was Pamplin, but I cannot swear which—a third one came in before they went out, and had a drink out of his pint and went away—shortly alter they had gone out a detective came in, and in consequence of what he said I went out into the hampstead Road with him, where we saw the two prisoners with several other men standing outside a beershop; we stood on the other side a little while, they saw us and walked to the Euston Road, about the Temperance Hospital—I pointed out the prisoners to the detective, he ran across in front of a 'bus, and when I got a cross he was handling Pamplin—I said "That is not the one that passed the shilling to me, it was the big one;" that was Hogan—we took them to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. My barn aid served them—I dare say 10 or 12 persons were in the bar at the time, but none at the end of the bar where the prisoners were—I and my barmaid were the only persons serving—Hogan was five minutes in the house I dare say—I think pamp
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<p>paid the good twopence—I should not serve a man with liquor if I noticed he was the worse for drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pamplin.</hi> I swear you were the man in the public-house—no one was near the two men in the bar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-179" type="given" value="ALMA"/>ALMA RODDA</persName> </hi>. I was barmaid at the King's Head—on 5th May, when the prisoners came in at 8.30, Hogan called for a pint of fourpenny ale, and gave me a shilling; it felt rather smooth—I put it in the tester and bent it, and made a communication to Mr. Martin, giving the coin to him—he broke it in two pieces, which were given back to Hogan—Mr. Martin said to them "You had better be careful"—Hogan said "I know nothing about it, you can lock me up if you like"—Pamplin was standing by Hogan's side when the shilling was paid, and it was he who afterwards paid the twopence—he took it from his pocket—they left, and Mr. Martin afterwards went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I have been a barmaid two years and a half—this was on a Wednesday—there were several people in the house—the prisoners first went into a compartment were there were some people, and then they came out and into another compartment where nobody else was—they paid in the second compartment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-180" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN CROWSTHER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Crowther, who keeps the Sultan beerhouse at 150, Hampstead Road—about 9 o'clock on 5th May the two prisoners and another man came in, and Hogan asked for a half a pint of fourpenny ale, and then for one of bitter six—while drawing it four or five men came in on the other side who recognised the prisoners, and they spoke together, asking if they were going to stand—amongst those other men was Plamplin—he called for a pot of fourpenny ale—Hogan paid for the pint of bitter six, I believe, and gave me a shilling, which I mistook for a sixpence and put in the sixpenny bowl by itself, I put threepence-halfpenny change on the counter—Hogan said "I gave you a shilling"—I said "Did you?"—I took the bowl and said "Yes, you did," and put sixpence more on the counter—I don't know if Hogan or the other man with him took it up—Hogan said "Put my beer there, I am going round to the other compartment to my
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> there"—I did so; Hogan and the other went round to the other men, and one of them said Hogan was going to drink his beer—they remained a little while, and then the whole party went away—some time after a detective came in, and from what he said I looked in the sixpenny till, and there saw this shilling which I had from Hogan, I believe—I saw it was bad, and gave it to Francis—this is the coin—the prisoners had gone then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was the only one serving in the bar—Hogan and the other man were strangers to me—I think Hogan called for the drink, but I am not certain—I had seen Plamplin before—I do not remember who gave me the bad shilling nor who took up the change—Plamplin paid for the other drink with fourpence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-181" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MASSEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant S</hi>). Between 8.30 and 9 p.m. on 5th May 1 was in Osnaburgh Street, and in consequence of a communica
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<p>said "That is the man that put down the shilling"—I said to Plamplin "I believe you are uttering counterfeit coin again; what have you got about you?"—I searched, but did not find any counterfeit coin on him—Martin spoke to Hogan, who then said to me "Who are you?"—I was in plain clothes—I said I was a police officer, and that bad money had been passed at a public-house, and that Mr. Martin had recognised them—Mr. Martin said "You are the man that passed the shilling"—Hogan said to Plamplin "You b—, you hare done this for me," and he struck him in the face with his fist—farther on Hogan got again within striking distance of Plamplin, and again struck him in the face—Hogan was very excited—I don't think he was drunk—at the station I found on Hogan a shilling in silver, four sixpences, and 13
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and on Plamplin 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—after taking the prisoners to the station I went back to the Sultan, where Mrs. Crowther showed me this shilling—she afterwards went to the station and identified the prisoners from several others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Hogan was a stranger to me—at the police-court I gave Hogan's words, "You b—, you have got me into this"—I have heard that Hickey is Hogan's father, not his stepfather—the prisoner answered to the name of Hogan, but I have found out since that his name is Hickey, I have heard he drives round in a cart with poultry.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860531-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is counterfeit—I should think a coin that was broken with the teeth would be bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hogan's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I plead guilty to being in the lady's house, but I never uttered any coin there at all. I never remember being in the gentleman's house at all."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Plamplin, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, stated that he was waiting for a friend when four or five chaps asked him to come and drink, that he refused, but went with them and got a cigarette, and came out; that he saw Hogan, whom he knew slightly by wording at Spottiswoode's, and was speaking to him when the detective came up.</hi> </p>
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