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<hi rend="largeCaps">STAPLES, MAYOR. NINTH 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, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-681-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully having in her possession counterfeit coin, with intent to utter the same.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and two sovereigns.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">prosecuted</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B R</hi> 37). I took the prisoner, and received this coin from Mr. Hadoway—I asked the prisoner if he could account for the possession of the bad coin—he said, "I must have got it in change of a half-sovereign at a public-house in Woolwich yesterday"—I asked him if he would give me his name and address—he said, "Certainly not, the accusation of tendering a bad coin is quite enough"—I took him to the station, where he was asked his address—he said he had no permanent abode, but gave his name as Charles Rivers—he further said that he was getting the stamps to send to a friend or acquaintance of his at Bermondsey—I asked him if he could give his friend's address; he said, "I don't exactly know now"—I searched him and found only a penny on him, and also this watch-chain, which was sewn to the inside of his left-hand waistcoat pocket, and a brass ring.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-13" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE SHARP</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at a boot shop, 57, Wardour Street—on 3rd May last the prisoner came in for a pair of boots, price 3
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and put down a half-crown, a shilling, and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze—she was with another woman at the time—after they had gone I found the half-crown was bad—the prisoner came again in June, I cannot remember the date—she asked for a pair of boots price 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and paid with a half-crown, a shilling, and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze—I told her the half-crown was bad, and she said "Take another," and she gave me a good one—I then made a communication to Mrs. Jacobus, and the prisoner was detained and given in custody with the two coins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I recognised you directly you came in on 3rd June; I am quite sure you are the same person—I said nothing to you before giving you in custody about haying uttered another coin before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When she came in on 3rd June she said, "You know the kind I want"—I do not remember her asking for a pair of boots with low heels.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-14" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LAZARUS</persName> </hi>, I live at 57, Wardour Street—the last witness handed me this half-crown on 3rd June, which I afterwards handed in the same condition I had received it to Police-constable Eaton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw the prisoner in the shop on any occasion.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 115). I was called to this shop, and Miss Sharp, in the prisoner's presence, said, "This woman came into the shop about a month ago and passed a half-crown, and before we could get out of the shop she had gone" (the prisoner said she was not in the shop then), "and she has attempted to pass another bad half-crown to-day"—she said she did not know the half-crown was bad—I got one of these half-crowns from Lazarus and one from Annie Sharp—she was searched by the female searcher at the station, and 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze, good money, was found on her—she said she was an unfortunate woman, and that she had had the money given to her on the night before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from a gentleman, and I did not know the half-crown was bad."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGGINS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury being of opinion that the libel was not proved to be in the prisoner's writing, they found him</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 28
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the two coins into the till, where there was no other money—they went out together with their fish—I took the coins out of the till and gave them to my master; these are them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The offence was committed on 31st March, and I arrested her on 24th May—I knew where to find her all that time, but did not trouble about her till I got Shannon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Shannon's Defence.</hi> I had a florin given me when I was out selling roses—I gave change for it to a young man and did not know it was bad, but I cannot say whether that was the one I took into the shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">smokes</hi>, price 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and threw down a half-crown—I gave him two single shillings change and then said, "This is a bad one"—he began to be very abusive and said, "D—you, it is nothing to do with me"—I said, "If you will give me back my change I will let you go, if you don't I shall call in a policeman"—he said he didn't care a d—, and I called in a policeman—they all went out except the soldier—I gave the prisoner in charge with the coin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 76). I was called to Mr. Bryan's house on 13th June, and he in the prisoner's presence said to me "A man just gave me a half-crown, and it is a bad one, ht man is in the other bar, he went in there"—the prisoner was given in my custody with the coin, he said "You have made a mistake, I am innocent"—I couldn't say whether any more were with him, several others were standing near him, and also a soldier—I searched him at the station and found on him fourpence in bronze and a knife—he gave his correct address, 8, Gees Court, Oxford Street, that is a common lodging house.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">W. BYRAN</hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 29
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and if I liked I could take it out of that—this is the cheque (
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-47" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank at the Lombard Street Branch—this cheque was presented there on 25th August last, and was endorsed "No account"—the prisoner had an account there which was dosed in December, 1882—the cheque is signed "H. B Craven."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on the account at the end of the year, which was applied to the payments of charges—the last payment in was made sometime before December, 1882.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-48" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TONEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective M</hi>). on 23rd August last I received a warrant for the apprehension of the prisoner, but was not able to execute it until the 27th June, when he was on remand at the Thames Police Court on another charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been looking after you everywhere.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am very sorry."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> Three years ago I was confined in a lunatic asylum for three months, and since then I have often felt very strange, and could not remember anything. I forgot all about this cheque, but if spared I will pay Mr. Mantz every penny. I never received any notice from the bank of my account being closed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 265). On 1st June, about half-past seven, I was on duty opposite 7, Radnor Street, and the prisoner's son gave me some information, in consequence of which I went to 9, Radnor Terrace and saw the wife—the prisoner had gone for a doctor—I stopped until they came back and I then took the prisoner in custody—I told him what he would be charged with and he said "All right, I will go, I don't wish to get away"—afterwards I said, "What was the cause of it?" and he said, "Look here," pointing to his coat, it was torn, which he said his wife had done with some scissors—this knife was produced at the same time by the prisoner; he pulled it out of his pocket voluntarily and said, "That is the knife I did it with"—it was closed, there were no marks on it—I fetched Dr. Webber, the divisional surgeon, and the prisoner had fetched Dr. Atkinson.</p>
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<lb/>sponding to the wound—I dressed the wound and then left her in the charge of the policeman—there had been a fair amount of haemorrhage—the wound was in a dangerous place—I also examined her carefully as to her sobriety and came to the conclusion that she had been drinking—at the second remand at the police-court, the Magistrate wished me to examine the prisoner's coat—I did so and found three cuts, one over the left-hand side pocket, one on the left shoulder, and another close to the left elbow, they might have been done with a pair of scissors—I could not say whether the prisoner was sober, he was excited.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-53" type="given" value="ERNEST CECIL VAN"/>ERNEST CECIL VAN BUREN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant medical officer at the Kensington Infirmary—on 1st June I received the prosecutrix into my charge, suffering from an incised wound, and she remained under my charge about a fortnight and three days, when she was discharged cured—she never had a bad symptom.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-54" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA COWSY</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, "Radnor Terrace, Warwick Road, and am the prisoner's wife—I have been married to him 11 years and have three children living—he is a labourer—on 1st June, between 7 and 8 p.m., we were together in the house and had some words about pawning the children's boots, I had pawned one pair and he had pawned the other pair—I had had two or three drops of beer that day—during the quarrel he struck me with his open hand, I returned it by picking up the scissors and hitting him just above the shoulder; he then pulled this knife out of his pocket and struck me in the side—I was then dressed as I am now 'with the exception of my jacket—he then went out; my little boy came upstairs and I told him to go and fetch a policeman—the prisoner came back with a doctor—he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was under the bed when you came home because I was afraid of you—I had pawned the pair of boots because you should not pawn them, I had earned the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-55" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WESTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector F</hi>). I was present when the prisoner was charged—he made this statement to me which I wrote down at the time, "We were quarrelling about her pawning the boy's boots; we had a struggle, in which she tried to cut me with the scissors and I cut her with the knife in self-defence, if I had not cut her she would me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have led an awful life this last two or three years; she has been continually getting drunk; she stabbed me in the arm five years ago, and hit me with a pint pot three months ago."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognisance in</hi> 20
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-57" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MORSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 371). About seven o'clock on 22nd June I was in Northfield Road on special duty, in plain clothes—I saw the prisoner, with two or three smaller boys, looking over the railway bridge of the Great Eastern Railway, and as a train approached I saw the prisoner throw a stone which struck the roof of a carriage—I went towards him, but before I could get to him another train approached, and he threw another stone which struck the roof of a carriage—on seeing</p>
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<p>me he ran away, I followed him and took him in custody—I told him he had been throwing stones at passing trains—he said, "I did not do it"—I took him to the station—the stones were a trifle smaller than a hen's egg.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the smaller boys throwing stones—I was about 90 yards from you, not 300 yards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS WILD</persName> </hi>. I am station master at the Stoke Newington station of the Great Eastern Railway—the Company had to employ both our police, and also Metropolitan police, to protect this bridge over the line between Stamford Hill and Stoke Newington; many windows have been broken by boys throwing stones—passenger trains passed under this bridge every five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "There was Thomas Reader and John Knight along with me, they were aiming at small birds; they said a detective was coming and ran away, and I stood still."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-702-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-60" type="given" value="LAURA"/>LAURA PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the King John's Head, Albemarle Street—on 21st June, about 9.35, I served the prisoner with a glass of beer, price 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he gave me a bad half-crown—I took it to Mr. Shelley, the landlord's son, and the prisoner ran out, leaving his beer on the counter—I had said nothing to him about the coin—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-62" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COCHRAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). Mr. Shelley gave the prisoner into my custody—I told him the charge, he said "I did not know the coin was bad, I got it from a man in the street"—I made a rough search and found 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on him—he said at the station that he had no home; he afterwards gave his address 2, Tudor Street, Tottenham Court Road, which was correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This coin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate said that he received the coin from a man in the street, and thought it was good.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-702-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*.—
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<lb/>lawfully having counterfeit coin in their possession, with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-66" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL WAGNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a waiter at the Windsor Hotel, 477, Strand—I have seen Windt there—on 6th May, about 8.30 p.m., he</p>
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<p>came in for a glass of beer, price 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a half-crown; I gave him two shillings, and threepence in copper—five minutes afterwards I went to the bar and asked my master whether it was good, and showed it to the barmaid, who bent it in a tester—I afterwards gave it to a policeman—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—two or three days later, about 11 a.m., I had a conversation with a detective, and about 10 o'clock that night Windt opened the door at the side of the house and beckoned me out, saying "Come out, Louis"—I went out and asked him what he wanted—he asked me whether I was willing to do some business with him about tome false coins, and said that he was doing business with some waiters in the Exhibition, and that he always went to the suburbs on Sunday with false coins, and he would bring me as much false coin at I wanted and would charge me 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for a half-crown, and would supply me with shillings, half-crowns, and half-sovereigns, and for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. he would bring me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but I was never to have more than one piece in my pocket, and when I passed a coin I must take my finger and wipe it over the blacking on my boots and pass it over the coin—I said "Where do you get the money from?" and he said "I will tell you if you will give me your word of honour that you are not going to tell anybody else; it is manu
<lb/>factured in Seven Dials, in a cellar; we make it in forms"—he asked if he should bring it that day—I said "No, bring it to-morrow," for I knew the police would be there then—Windt promised to be there next day, but he did not turn up till the 13th, when he came with Thorne—Windt ordered two glasses of beer and a cigarette, which was not paid for—I asked him if he had the money with him, he said "No, but you can come with us, and we will fetch it; give me 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I will give you 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I went with them to the Fishmongers' Arms, West Street, a quarter of an hour's walk, and on the way there Thorne said "Wait with my friend in the public-house and I shall go and fetch the money; give me the 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. first"—I said "No, could not I go with you?"—he said "Yes, you must go and wait for me at the corner, I shall go into the house"—Windt could hear that—Thorne went away by a different door, and I stayed with Windt and told him I should have to leave him for a short time, just to ask my master's permission to stay away another half-hour, and then I went into a milk shop and had a conversation with the police, and then returned to the Fishmongers' Arms, three minutes' walk—Thorne did not come back, but his son went and fetched him—he took a seat in a corner about two steps from the bar, and wanted to give me a packet of money in brown paper, but I did not take it; I told him I would take it outside in the street, not in the public-house—we went out, and Windt said "Let us go into a smaller public-house, where there is more quiet," and we all three went to the Lamb and Flag, Covent Garden—Thorne offered me the parcel again, but I did not take it—I had some soda and brandy—everybody ordered for himself, and no money was paid—the police came, in and took them in custody—Windt always spoke in German—I spoke English with Thorne.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Windt.</hi> I was rather confidential with you, being able to speak your language to a certain extent—I never tried to incite you to commit a robbery at your master's house; you said that you would tell me the cellar where the money was made, consequently I acted under the instructions of the police—I never saw you before the 3rd—I never told you that I stopped downstairs half an hour after everybody else was</p>
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<p>gone from the restaurant—I never mentioned the sofa to you—I did not say that I bent my body over the counter and saw where my master kept his money—I know a little waiter out of employ, but did not know that his name was Tady; he came with you—I did not tell him that there was a nice place to conceal money, under the sofa, or that I had a note which some one had lost which I wanted to change; I told you that I once saw a Frenchman with a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, but whether good or bad I cannot say—I never said that he was a bully who lived upon women, or that I was acquainted with such people—I did not tell you and Tady that I could get false notes for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each; I never spoke about them—the French
<lb/>man wanted me to change the note, but hearing from you that there were false notes about I declined—a friend of yours offered me a 1,000 franc note, for which he demanded 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have been seven months in England—I could not speak English till I came here; I came from Italy—I can speak as much Italian as is required in my business; I was there four or five months, and brought a certificate of my character from my employers—the signal arranged between me and the police was that I should take the man who had the money by his arm, and also wave my handkerchief—I never gave you any money—you once came with some friends to my employer's house and had 13 glasses of beer, which was not paid for—they offered me two bank notes on a bank which I do not remember—I said that I had no money to purchase them, and did not want to have anything to do with them, upon which you said, "If you don't give us 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each we shall go and tell your master and get you out of place, telling him you tried to induce us to steal some money from him"—I said, "You may go to my master at once, if you don't I will"—you said, "If you don't give us any money we will watch you leave your business to-night and beat you," and in order to get you away I gave you 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and your friend 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., that is the only occasion on which I gave you money—I told my master after you had left, but I did not tall him till next day that I had given you money, and I told him you had made inquiries about his premises and wanted to steal the cash box—I did not tell him that I had told you I always stopped half an hour down-stairs, and always covered the sofa after the customers left—you asked me whether I did so, and I told you yes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thorne.</hi> I never saw you before May 13th—you waited about a quarter of an hour, but you did not ask for money during that time because I went upstairs to inform the police, and came down and asked my master if I could go out—three of the police were upstairs, and when we went outside (you would not go on—you saw a German detec
<lb/>tive in the restaurant and you said, "I will not go any farther, I am afraid of that detective"—I said, "Here is 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., go to that public-house in Bedford Street and have two glasses of beer"—I then went and spoke to Inspectors White, Enright, and Rowe—I did not tell the Magistrate that I saw the German detective, he did not ask me—the police were up-stairs while you were down, but the moment you left they came down and went after you—when I went to the public-house in Bedford Street you were outside and the police were on the Strand side; we then went to West Street, you did not go into the Fishmongers' Arms with us, you went away to fetch the money and came in in six or seven minutes, your son fetched you—I changed a florin there—you showed me the package when you came back, I did not see what was in it; you told me it was</p>
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<p>money and I heard it sound, and you having spoken of counterfeit coin before, I assumed that it was counterfeit coin—I did not intend to take it at all; I intended the police to take you with the money in your posses
<lb/>sion—the bar is divided into two compartments, and you sat between two large barrels—it is a corner house, and there is an entrance from each street with a parting between, and when you come in from West Street you cannot see persons who come in from the court—you must go outside to get from one compartment to the other—you can see the milk shop from the door where the police were—I took the left arm of the man who had the money, but I made no sign with my handkerchief because you would have observed it; I had pre-arranged to do so—you both went into a urinal and then I did not see you, and when you came out Windt said "Let us go to a small public-house where it is very quiet"—I said, "Very well," and we did so—I said, "I want to go to the w.c," but I did not; my object was to get outside and tell the police, who were standing in the doorway—I went to them and said, "Now come in and fetch them"—they followed us to the Lamb and Flag, and I knew they were standing in the doorway because I opened the door and saw them, and said, "Now you have got them," but you could not see them because my movement was too quick—they followed us from the milk shop ten paces behind, and all the way from the Fishmongers' Arms—I had hold of your arm the whole distance, except when you went into the urinal—the charge I made against you was that Windt paid me for drink with counterfeit coin, and the second charge was that you endeavoured to supply me with counterfeit coin—I think I said that it was on the 6th or 6th May, not the 3rd; I am not positive whether it was the 5th or 6th—I may have said Thursday the 6th before the Magistrate next morning, because I had no interpreter that day—I made a mistake, the 6th is correct—you said if I took silver money of different kinds you would give me 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but gold money would be 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each piece—before I came to England I was a waiter at Vichy, and in Paris I was an hotel clerk, and I brought written characters to England—I wanted to show them to my master, but he said they were not necessary as I was not engaged for a fixed time and I was recommended by a customer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-67" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN AMBRUSTER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Windsor Restaurant, Strand—Wagner was in my service in May, but has left now—four or five days before May 13th he passed a bad half-crown over the bar when we were shutting up, about 12 o'clock; he told me where he got it—I left it in Ms possession—four or five days afterwards, about one o'clock in the day, Wagner said to me, "They are coming," and I saw the prisoners come in; they remained about half an hour and he waited on them and went with them when they left—I received Wagner on the recommendation of a customer, and he stayed with me five months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Windt.</hi> I never asked Wagner for a written cha
<lb/>racter—I did not say that I did not want it—he did not tall me that any strange men were coming, nor did I inform the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Theme.</hi> On the morning you were arrested, three detectives came in, I saw them going up and down stairs—Wagner told me they were coming—I saw you both leave the house with Wagner—the detectives had gone out before that—Wagner came back after you were charged—I discharged him because he had to attend here, and put some one in his place, I do not consider him in my service now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-68" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ENRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). In consequence of in formation, on 13th May I kept watch with Sergeant White to the Windsor Restaurant, Strand, and saw the two prisoners go there about 1.30—they were there about half an hour and came out with Wagner, and the three went to the Fishmongers' Arms, West Street, St. Martin's Lane—we went to a milk shop on the opposite side and did not see either of the prisoners come out—I nave examined the house since and found that they could not come out without our seeing them—Wagner came to us in the milk shop, made a communication, and left, and I saw him enter the Fishmongers' Arms again—they all three left in ten minutes and went to the Lamb and Flag, Rose Street, Covent Garden—we followed them there and saw them go in; we entered a minute or two afterwards with Barnes, who was in uniform; Thorne was sitting in a chair in a corner of the compartment, and Windt was about two feet from him, and Wagner between the two—as I went up I saw Thorne drop this packet from his left hand, by the side of his chair, on the flow between his chair and the counter—I saw it in his hand before he dropped it—I had my hand on him at that time and said, "I am a police sergeant and am going to search you, as I suspect you of haying some counterfeit money in your possession"—he said, "I know better than that"—I saw the packet picked up from the side of the chair—I searched Thorne, but only found a knife—I took him to Bow Street and there examined the packet, it contained ten bad florins, eight bad half-crowns, and ten bad shillings, all separately wrapped in tissue paper and then in brown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Thorne was placed with seven others at the station and Wagner picked him out—they were charged and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We were not upstairs in a private room of the hotel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thorne.</hi> If there was a cart going by, you might have come out without my seeing you, there is a great deal of traffic in the street and several carts went by—Wagner saw us in the milk shop—he did not say that if the man had the money when he came out he would take hold of him by the left arm and take his handkerchief out and signal—he told us that the shorter man had gone for the money—he spoke very good English—I made no arrangement with him as to which man had the money—I think he had you by your arm when you came out of the Fishmongers' Arms, but I won't be positive—he did not leave you—I did not go into the urinal nor did I see you go in, but there is one there and there are two entrances—I knew that Wagner would come out because Sergeant White had communicated with him—we followed about fifteen yards behind you and saw you go into the Lamb and Flag, I was then only two or three yards from you—I stopped outside to get the assistance of a uniform man who is always at the fixed point—you sat in a chair, and Wagner was about seven feet from you, with his face to the bar—he could have opened the door without my seeing him—he did not say to me, "Come in and take them"—when you dropped the packet I told the uniform man to pick it up, and he handed it to Sergeant White—I found no money on you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The urinal is seven or eight yards from the milk shop on the same side, but opposite the Fishmongers' Arms; from there I followed the prisoners to Langham Place and am quite sure they never went into the urinal.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-69" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On the morning of 10th May</p>
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<p>Wagner gave me some information through Mr. Rowe, the interpreter, it Charing Cross Hotel—I saw Wagner, and gave him instructions—I was with Enright on 13th May watching the Windsor Restaurant on the opposite side of the road—I had a glass of ale there about noon, but did not go upstairs—about 1.30 I saw the prisoners go in together, and in about half an hour they came out with Wagner and went to the fishmongers' Arms in West Street—Enright and I then went to a milk shop 20 or 30 yards from the Fishmongers' Arms on the other side of the street—Enright watched, and I was at the back of the shop—to street is in St. Martin's Lane, and there is considerable traffic—Wagner came across and spoke to us for two or three minutes, and then went back to the Fishmongers' Arms—I then saw the prisoners come out and go to the Lamb and Flag—I did not see them go into the urinal, and I did not lose sight of them—we got Barnes's assistance, Who was in uniform, and we all three entered the public-house—I saw Thorne sitting down, and Wagner standing opposite him between the two—I heard something drop, but did not see it—Enright took hold of Thorne, and told Barnes to look behind Thorne's chair—I searched Windt, and found a pocket-book, a shilling, and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., good money—he was charged with uttering a half-crown on 5th May, but it turned out to be 6th May—he said, "If I have paid that half-crown I do not know good money from bad"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the parcel Barnes picked up and handed to me—I received these letters from Windt. (
<hi rend="italic">One of these was addressed to the Commissioners of Police, signed "G. Windt, July</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1885,"
<hi rend="italic">offering his services to the police, and' stating that he had been private detective in Kimberley, South Africa, and had been connected with card sharpers, and was acquainted with all the tricks of the profession. Another litter was addressed to Sergeant White, Scotland Yard, signed "G. Windt," giving a history of his life, and asking for employment</hi>) I received another letter two or three days ago, which I sent to the Police Commissioners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Windt.</hi> I have made inquiries about you, and they were generally correct—I have found nothing criminal against you—you are an interpreter, but you have been working as a labourer—I made inquiries at the Colonial Exhibition; counterfeit coin has been passed there; I cannot connect you with it, but a statement was made in the
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi> that you had been supplying the waiters there with bad money; I have not heard anything to verify that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thorne.</hi> The milk shop is three-quarters of a mile from the restaurant—Wagner described you as the short dark one, and said that you had gone for the money, and that he would catch hold of the man's arm—he only held your arm momentarily, not the whole time—I never lost sight of you three till you got to the Lamb and Flag—I was nine or ten yards behind you, and saw you go in—we followed you in about a minute—I did not see Wagner open the door and beckon—Enright was in the bar when the constable picked up the packet, he told him to pick it up—four or five people were in the bar, but in the position you were sitting in it was impossible for anybody else to drop it; no one else had access to that extreme corner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 281). On 18th May I went with Enright and Wright to the Lamb and Flag by their direction—I was at the fixed point 20 yards off—I followed them in, and Enright told me to see what one of the prisoners had dropped by the side of a chair—I</p>
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<p>looked and found a small brown paper parcel at the back of a chair in the corner of the compartment nearest to the counter—I gave it to Ser
<lb/>geant Wright; this is it—there was three or four inches space between the chair and the parcel, which was against the counter, by the back leg of the chair—I had to pull the chair out before I saw it; it was not exactly under the chair—it could not have rolled more than two inches—when Enright fold me to pick it up I had one foot inside the doorway and one foot out—I did not notice how far Wagner was from the chair.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thorne.</hi> I knew that Sergeant Enright was a detec
<lb/>tive; he told me to follow towards the Lamb and Flag, and I did so and stood at the door to prevent any one coming; out—I was still at the door when Enright told me to go to your chair and pick up what you had dropped behind it—it was rather dark, and I had to move the chair to see; I then found the packet behind the left leg of it—no one but you could have dropped it—it was more square than round—I did not see Wagner inside the bar, and did not know he was concerned in the case till afterwards—I saw him outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-71" type="given" value="HAM"/>HAM PAWSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Lamb and Flag, Rose Street—on 13th May I saw both the prisoners and Wagner in the bar—Thorne was fitting down, Windt was standing, and Wagner was between them—my wife was serving them, when two detectives came in; Wagner had then gone out—the detectives laid hold of the prisoners, and a constable in uniform moved Thorne's chair and picked up a parcel—I should say that Wagner could not before he went out have dropped the parcel where it was found—I heard something heavy drop on the floor after the con
<lb/>stables came in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Windt.</hi> It might have rolled to where it was found, but it could not have rolled very far, because of the beading—you were in there about three minutes; my wife had not had time to serve you—Wagner came in with you; he did not sit down in the chair, nor did I see him stoop to pick up a cigarette.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. When I heard something drop, Wagner was outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these nine half-crowns are bad—the one uttered by Windt is from the same mould as one of those in the parcel—these ten florins and ten shillings are bad, and all from different moulds—they are always rubbed before they are uttered—blacking or lampblack is put on them to give them a tone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thorne.</hi> I cannot see the necessity of rubbing them on your boot, because most probably they would be black beforehand—by "tone" I mean colour, not sound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Windt in his defence stated that Wagner had sworn falsely, and had asked him, Windt, to change false notes for him. He contended that his bribing him with drink proved that he was anxious to conceal something, but that he got frightened and informed the police; and that no doubt Wagner had the packet at the Fishmongers' Arms, but had no opportunity of using it. Thorne in his defence stated that he met Windt, who took him to the Windsor Restaurant, where the waiter talked to him in a foreign language, and charged them nothing for their refreshment; that they then went to the Lamb and Flag, and when the police came he submitted to be searched by them, and Enright told the constable to search for a parcel. He con
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PRUCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I could not walk for a week afterwards—I did not lose sight of them for more than two or three yards, I let them get a little way off and then saw a constable—I had not had a little to drink, I was stupefied from the knocking about—I had been playing a cricket match in Regent's Park all the afternoon, and left there at 8.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> From there I went to a refreshment place on Primrose Hill till 10 30; several glasses passed between the two elevens, I might have had four or five—after that I went to a place in Camden Town, where I was for not five minutes, I left there at 12 o'clock—I met some friends at Seymour Place, I went into no house with them—I was not drunk—I had been drinking, but I told the Magistrate it was the knocking about—I was by myself when I got to Endsleigh Street—I had taken my turn in paying for the drink at Primrose Hill—I know within a shilling how much money I started with that afternoon, and how much I paid for drink, within a halfpenny, and how much I had left—I called out "Police"—the prisoners had just got round a corner and I saw a police
<lb/>man and made a fresh run at them—I did not fall down a good deal in the course of the evening—both of them asked me for a light, and both struck me almost instantaneously on my face—Carroll held me from behind under the arms, and Murphy was in front, they both rifled my pockets—they were in the hands of the police in about six minutes—I had my nose dressed by a doctor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-77" type="given" value="JABEZ"/>JABEZ HODGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 475). About 12.30 or 12.45 on 30th May I heard cries and went up Endsleigh Street, where I saw the two prisoners walking about 20 yards in front of the prosecutor—I stopped them and the prosecutor came up and said "I give those two men in custody for assaulting and robbing me of my money"—I took them—no one else was there—I searched them at the station, and on Carroll found 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze, and on Murphy 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. silver and a halfpenny—I believe the prosecutor was very much under the influence or drink—he was bleeding from the nose and had a scar on his nose—when I arrested them all they said was "All right, we will go quietly"—no one else was in the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Carroll gave me an address to which I went, I found he was known there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLEARY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Patrick Cleary, my father, at 223, York Road, Wandsworth—on 21st June about 6 o'clock I left a gelding, van, harness, two cloths, a basket, and two sacks, altogether worth about 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., outside Smithfield Market—I came back and missed them—I spoke to the police.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were half way up the bridge when I first saw you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 587). About 7 o'clock on 21st June I was in Cannon Street, when May drove up and gave me some information, in consequence of which I got on his van and went to where the prosecutor's van was standing—I saw four men close by it, the prisoner was one, he had the whip in his hand; when we were about 20 yards off they ran away, we gave chase, the prisoner threw away the whip and ran, I caught him and asked him if he knew anything about the van, he said no—I told him I should take him to the station—May identified him as the man he had seen driving.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You all ran away together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he was coming over Blackfriars Bridge and the men in the van asked him to get up, and then asked him to drive, that the men ran away, and then he ran.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There were four others with the prisoner when I first saw him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The tap-room shutter was not bolted, there was no bolt to it—the doors were all secure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A shutter was up to the window, and a person could not get in without removing it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about 6 to 7 o'clock on the evening of the 3rd you told me this—I was not in Sergeant Mackenzie's company the whole of that time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the 3rd instant Cooper was with me from 6 to 8 o'clock looking for the other man.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 30
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<lb/>ment—if it had been 12 hours without food that of itself would not have been sufficient to cause death; I can suggest no cause—exposure for 24 hours without food might cause death; it would depend very much on the state of the weather and the strength of the child—it was a delicate, weakly child; if the weather was very cold and it had an empty stomach it would not remain alive very long—the condition of the brain was more in favour of convulsions than anything else; the appearances after convulsions would be very slight—exposure might bring on convulsions, and that might cause death.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I do not wish to say anything.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I have lost my father and mother—in September, 1882, I was at Eton, and afterwards with a tutor, and went round the world—I became an undergraduate at Magdalen College, Cambridge—in July, 1885, I took a suite of rooms on a second floor in Jermyn Street, at a rent of 180
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—they consist of sitting room, bedroom, smoking room, and bathroom; I furnished them myself—Mr. Tuck was my valet; he slept next door, he usually went away about half-past 10—on Satur
<lb/>day night, 13th June, I went to a theatre, and afterwards to my club, and left there about 1—I had only to walk down Albemarle Street; it took me about five or six minutes—the prisoner came up to me at my door in Jermyn Street—there were two or three gaslights in the street, but none immediately near—he said "Will you give me a drink?"—I said "No"—he asked for a drink again, and I said I would not give him one—he said "Oh, do, do, the public-houses are all closed"—I then said I would give him a brandy and soda, and opened the front door with a latch key—there is a gas jet on the two first floors—I preceded him upstairs, and outside my rooms I turned round and said I was going to my rooms to see if there was a light—there was a gas in the corridor, and when I faced round I was able to see his face fairly distinctly—he was wearing a round black hat—I opened my door and he came in—I lighted two candles—he took off his hat, and I said "Here is your brandy and soda"—I poured out some brandy in a glass and opened a soda-water bottle and gave it to him, and he stood and drank it—I asked him what he was doing during the day, and he said he was a clerk to a solicitor in the City, I think he said in Fleet Street—it took him about six minutes to drink the brandy and soda—I did not take anything myself—when he had finished I turned round and said "It is about time for my going off to bed, and I think you had better go"—he said "I am not going",—I said "What do you want? you have had your brandy and soda; you had better go"—he said "I want some money"—I said "You can't have any money, you have had your drink"—he said if I didn't give him some money he would bring his father next morning, and swear I had been taking liberties with him—I waited about half a minute and then said "If you will go away without making any scandal or bother I will give you a sovereign," and I gave him a sovereign—he smiled and said "That won't do, I want 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I said "You infernal blackguard, what do you mean by wanting blackmail of me?"—he said "I want your 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," and said the same thing again—I said I had not got the money in the house—he said "Oh yes, you have"—I said "I assure you I have not got it, can't possibly give it you"—he said "If you don't give it me you will have to give me some security"—I said "I don't see why I should give you security"—he said he would wait there till the next morning and then bring his father, and say I had been taking liberties with him—I then said "Rather than have any bother, if you will go away I don't mind giving you 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and also give you a suit of clothes"—I took out a suit and he fitted on some, and said they would not fit him, he must have something else—I said I would not give him anything more—I then said "I will give you a cheque," so I began</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>." on it he said "That won't do, this is a country bank"—I did not give him the cheque—he made an awful fuss about his father's coming, and eventually, rather than have the bother, I agreed to give him my watch and chain, and pencil-case and ring, on the condi
<lb/>tion that they were to be redeemed on Monday outside the Alhambra Theatre—he assented to that—finally he carried off 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold and my watch and chain and pencil-case and ring—I would not have parted with any of this property if he had not used the statement of intending to wait all night, and then bring his father next morning and charge me with indecent liberties—I would have given him anything rather than have that charge—he left just about 2 o'clock; he remained an hour as far as I remember—I had a full opportunity of seeing his face, and I noticed a peculiar movement in it; he bit his lips rather corner-ways, and I noticed that peculiarity about him on Monday when he was arrested—he was rather frightened, I think—on Sunday, about 11 o'clock, I saw Police-officer Scott, and with his knowledge I went and met the prisoner on Monday outside the Alhambra—I got there about 20 minutes to 1, and saw the prisoner standing near the railings of the public garden on the other side—when he saw me he crossed the road towards me; he said nothing, but beckoned with his hand, and went a few paces past the Alhambra—he shopped for me to get up to him, and I then said "You have turned up," and then I went on to say "You have got the watch and chain you promised to bring?"—he said "I have not"—I said "Why not, you promised to give them to me?"—he said he had borrowed money on them, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said "What am I to do, you can't expect me to give you 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for what I have not?"—he said "I can't give it you, because I have pawned it," and at that time the constable came up and took him—I have not the slightest doubt the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been dining with a friend on this evening and I went with him to the theatre and afterwards to my club, but I took no refreshment there—I went straight from there to Jermyn Street—I have had these chambers about one year altogether—I had been there this time about one week—there are chambers below and above them; I do not know the occupiers—I don't think there were any people in Jermyn Street when the prisoner spoke to me, I didn't look—before the Magistrate I gave the name of William Morton—that is not my right name; I did not explain that to the Magistrate—I have been in London since the beginning of the season—the prisoner was a perfect stranger to me—I was perfectly sober when I took the prisoner upstairs; it was a very foolish thing to do, certainly—the light upstairs was between the two doors—I did not mention to the Magistrate about the twitching in the prisoner's face—I was not represented by a solicitor before the Magistrate, but since then I have consulted one—I was very much alarmed about this, as I thought he might make an exposure—I don't know that I was excited—when I got to the Alhambra on the Monday I walked up to him when he crossed over, and then he walked on in front of me and made a sign for me to follow him—I was the first to speak—I said "You have turned up, then?"—I don't think he made any answer to that—I said "You have got my watch and chain?"—he said "No, I</p>
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<p>have borrowed 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on them"—I said "What am I to do, I cannot give you 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. unless you give me the watch and chain," and as he used the word" pawned the policeman came up, he took hold of the prisoner and said "I want you"—he said "I don't know the gentle
<lb/>man, I have never seen him before he came up to me and said he wanted the watch and chain; I don't know anything about him"—on the way to the station he went on protesting he did not know what he was charged with.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant C</hi>). On Sunday, 20th June, between 10 and half-past, the prosecutor saw me at the Marlborough Mews station and I took him to Vine Street to see Inspector Conquest—I met the pro
<lb/>secutor at 10 o'clock on Monday morning and it was then arranged I should see him again at 1 o'clock—I did so and then told him he had better walk down to where he had promised to meet the prisoner in the square, and I followed him—I saw the prisoner in the company of two confede
<lb/>rates, and soon afterwards I saw them behind a cab, watching the prosecutor and prisoner talking outside the Alhambra; I went up behind them, and as I took hold of the prisoner's arm I heard the prisoner say, "It is pawned"—before I had time to speak to him he said, "I never saw this gentleman before"—I said, "I shall take you in custody for obtaining a watch and chain from this gentleman"—he got loose for about two yards, but I took hold of him again and he was taken to the station—he there said he was an errand boy, he did not say where—I found on him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have known him three years—I never knew him do a day's work—I knew the two men well who were with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor made a sign to me when I was in Leicester Square, and I then crossed the road—I was the width of the street from him—the prosecutor and prisoner were in conversation to
<lb/>gether about a minute, and when I took hold of his arm, before I could speak, he said, "I have never seen this gentleman before"—I have been a detective four years and was in the police force thirteen years before that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I have known the prisoner a little over five years, he has never been a lawyer's clerk in the City nor an errand boy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not before the Magistrate—I was asked by the prosecution with reference to the questions just asked, after these sessions commenced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "When this gentleman said, 'Give me back my watch and chain,' I said, 'I don't know you, I don't know what you mean;' this gentleman, Scott, then took hold of me and said, 'Give him the watch and chain, he does not want to prosecute you;' I said, 'I have got no watch and chain;' he let me go across the road and then came after me and said, 'I will take you to the station, why don't you give the watch and chain back to the gentleman?' I said, 'I have no watch and chain, what I have to say I will say at Marlborough Street."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There is not a word in that true, it is all pure invention.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The officers stated that the prisoner and his brother were com
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860628-728-offence-1 t18860628-name-150"/>Thomas Edward Cross</persName> to commit an act of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HIGGINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18860628-729-offence-1 t18860628-name-152"/>Jane Payne</persName> with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.
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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> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The particulars of this case are unfit for publication.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Kennedy.</hi> </p>
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<p>Kennedy was told the charge against him at the police-station, Bevan was present, but none of the others then—I did not hear them say anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The same persons came in the first and second time—when they turned their backs they all seemed as if they were passing something between them—I did not see who gave the coin, or whatever it was, to Bevan—I believe Kennedy was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Bevan put down the half-crown directly after the move
<lb/>ment between the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES WHITLOCK</persName> </hi>. I keep the Duke of York public-house—on the night of 15th June I saw Kennedy and the two women in my bar twice, once (I cannot speak as to Kenny), at ten minutes past twelve—I saw Kennedy pass the half-crown to Bevan—I saw it in his hand before it was passed over the bar—I did not see what the woman did with it, but as it was passed to her I thought it was bad and went out for the police—when it was passed Fitzgerald was looking towards Kennedy and could see what took place, I should think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was observing them five or ten minutes before I went out for the police—I was close to Kennedy and Bevan—I saw the coin and could see it was bad—it was bright and shining, and so I con
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 11). On the night of 16th June, at 11 p.m., I was on duty in Praed Street in plain clothes; I saw Fitzgerald, and in consequence of information received I said to her, "I am a police officer and shall take you into custody on suspicion of being concerned with John Kennedy, Kate Bevan, and two others in uttering a counter
<lb/>feit half-crown on the night of the 15th at the Duke of York public-house, North Walk Road"—she said, "I don't know nothing about it"—on the way to the station she said, "I was with them, but you have not got them that had the stuff; it was all through Finucan, he gave it to me and I was going to pass it; he would not let me; they gave it to Welsh Kate, she passed it"—on the night of 17th June I was on duty in plain clothes again in the Edgware Road—about 8.30 I went into the Poppy public-house, where I saw Kenny; he left the bar, I told him the charge—he said, "Not me"—I took him to the station, where he stood among seven men; Lawford failed to identify him, but White picked him out—I searched Kenny at the station and found on him 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I arrested Bevan at 12.25 on the morning of the 16th after Kennedy had been charged—I was then in the Harrow Road with Lawford and the prose
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the station when Kennedy was brought in, he was perfectly sober—I don't know that he vomited outside the public-house—I have made inquiries but have been unable to find anything about him; I never saw him before—he gave me a correct address, where I made inquiries; he was at work up to the Saturday—he is an iron
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> White received the half-crown when the charge was</p>
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<p>taken; I took charge of it directly afterwards, and it has never been out of my possession.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 101). I was in the North Walk Road, Paddington, near the Duke of York public-house, at ten minutes after 12 on the night of the 15th, and saw the four prisoners and another man go inside the Duke of York—in a few minutes they came out, had some con
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. good money—he said to the sergeant and me when we were searching him, "Don't be hard on me I have been drawn into this"—I received this coin from the land
<lb/>lord when he came out and spoke to me—on Thursday, the 17th, I was called round to the station, where I picked out Kenny from among seven others as being one of the men who ran away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I chased Kennedy about 12 yards—I first saw him out
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I received this half-crown from my barman on the night of the 15th, and gave it to White when spoke to him in the street—all the prisoners were strangers to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad—a ready yielding to the teeth would be a sign of a bad coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If I saw this coin passed from one person to another at a distance of three feet I might suspect, but I could not tell it was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It was about a foot from me when it was passed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statements before the Magistrate. Kennedy said that he met the female prisoners and went drinking in several houses with them; and that at last he pulled out a half-crown and gave it to one of the female pri
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<hi rend="italic">Witness for Kenny.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-164" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN REARDON</persName> </hi>. I am living at 23, Burn Street, Edgware Road with my aunt, and am a kitchen maid—on the night of 15th June you were with me at 8 o'clock in the Edgware Road; we left there about 10 o'clock and went to the Stingo public-house, Marylebone Road, and we never left there till it closed at half-past twelve, and then you saw me home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not in service then—I have known Kenny about seven months; I had been out with him about once or twice a week—on the Saturday before I was out with him, I don't remember at what time; I know this day because it was the day after Whit Monday—we had about three pints of ale between us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bevan in her defence said that she had never been in Fitzgerald's company before; that they were drinking with Kennedy, and that he gave Fitzgerald the half-crown to pay for drink, and that they did not turn their backs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Fitzgerald said she had never seen the young men before; that she and Bevan asked them for drink, that they went into two or three public-houses and were dancing and singing, and that Kennedy gave her the half-crown, which she put on the counter.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KENNY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BEVAN**</hi>†—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURRCELE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18860628-name-168" type="given" value="CLIFFORD"/>CLIFFORD FRY</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Alexandra Road, Finchley—on the night of 8th June, or the morning of the 9th, I was in Finsbury Square about half-past twelve; I was the worse for liquor, but not drunk—I had on on aluminium watch, a sovereign purse with 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold in it, and rings on my fingers—the two prisoners came up, and one took hold of each of my arms and they said, "Come along, old boy, we will walk with you"—after a short time they left me, and on looking down I found my chain hanging down on each side, having lost my watch and purse—I missed my rings, but had not felt them taken off—immediately after they left me I felt something was up and missed the things, and chased the pri
<lb/>soners; they had only just started—I got up close to them and then I was struck by one of them, and tripped up and pitched on to my fore
<lb/>head and stunned, I was pretty well insensible, and they went off—a policeman came and took me to the station—the two prisoners were there before me; I recognised them at once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the station I was charged with being drunk and incapable, and I was detained and brought before the Magistrate next morning—I left business that evening and went to "The Colonies"; I might have had a drink there by myself, I met no friends—I left at 10 o'clock and came by omnibus to the Bank—I called at the Globe in Moorgate Street and drank by myself again—I went to no other public-house—I took money from my pocket to pay for the drink—at "The Colonies" I took money from my sovereign purse, and that was the last time I touched it—the watch and purse were each attached to a swivel, neither was broken; I did not feel them go—I had never seen the prisoners before—I spoke to no women that evening between the Bank and Chiswell Street—when I washed my face next morning at the station Young was close by me—one of them did not say that I had charged them, nor did I reply that I could not remember anything about it, nor that I was astonished at finding myself in a police-cell and at having charged them—I was not very drunk, I was more stunned than drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had come perhaps 150 yards from the Globe—the Magistrate let me off—the police have got my purse; both it and the watch were attached by bows, which were broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had no overcoat on, and my chain was visible.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 187). At a quarter to 1 on the morning of 9th June I saw the prosecutor following the prisoners in Lamb Passage, a turning out of Bunhill Row and Chiswell Street, about 400 or 500 yards from Finsbury Square—the prosecutor called out "Ho!" and then fell—I went up; he appeared hurt and insensible—I left another constable with him, and followed the prisoners, who ran together—I got close behind them, and blew my whistle; another</p>
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<p>constable ran out and caught Young, and I caught Johnson—I found this purse in Playhouse Yard, which runs from White Cross Street into Golden Lane, and through which the prisoners had passed—it was about 12 yards before I caught them—I had not lost sight of them—I did not see anything flung away—we took the prisoners to the station—Johnson was searched, and on him was found a fictitious note on the Bank of Engraving, and a gilt farthing—when charged at the station Johnson said they were going to an eel-shop, and he knew nothing of it—Young said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crow-examined.</hi> I was in Lamb's Passage; the prisoners and prose
<lb/>cutor were there too when I first saw them—that turns out of Bunhill Row—the prisoners went down Lamb's Buildings—I was 10 or 12 yards from them—the prosecutor got as far as the corner of Lamb's Buildings—it was a quarter to 1—there was a light over the beershop, you could see quite plainly—I am certain that Young said nothing when the charge was read over—I followed the men 400 or 500 yards—we turned three corners—they were half the length of this Court ahead of me—I blew my whistle as soon as they entered Playhouse Yard—the prosecutor was brought to the station after I was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was only 10 or 12 yards when he cried out and fell down, and I immediately ran after them—when I came up to them they were running as fast as they could after that distance.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 336). On the night of the 8th or the morning of 9th June I saw Johns running down Playhouse Yard after Young and Johnson—I stopped Young, who was coming towards me in front of Johnson—I said, "You were running, I shall keep you till the constable comes"—I had heard his whistle—he said he was not running.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the station Johnson said he was going to an eel-pie shop—Young said he was going to have some eels.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 299). I was in Lamb's Passage on this night, and saw the two prisoners running, followed by the prose
<lb/>cutor, whom I heard shout out "Oh," and then he fell—I ran up to him—he was about 10 yards from me—I found him lying down with a large gash over his right eye bleeding, and he was partly insensible—I took him to the station, where his wounds were dressed by the surgeon—I charged him with being drunk and incapable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Young received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">than</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in August</hi>, 1880,
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