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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. CV.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 22nd, 1886, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-2" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-3" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., and Sir
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM McARTHUR</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLYDORE DE KEYSER</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-9" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-10" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir,
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-12" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-13" type="given" value="HENRY AARON"/>HENRY AARON ISAACS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LIEUTENANT-COLONEL KIRBY</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-14" type="given" value="ALGERNON EDWARD"/>ALGERNON EDWARD SYDNEY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-15" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>. Junior, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANSON, MAYOR. FIRST 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, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-17" type="given" value="ERNEST EDWARD"/>ERNEST EDWARD WICKHAM</persName> </hi>. I am one of the Registrars of the Shore-ditch County Court—on 11th March a plaint was heard of Levestque against Hudson—I produce this judgment—under that a judgment sum-mons was issued, but it was not served personally—I know the defendant as very often being a witness in the Court during the five months I have been there—he is not an official process-server, but issues process for parties. (
<hi rend="italic">The summons was read, and was for 1 l . 0 s. 9 d ., the balance of a debt, and the prisoner alleged that he had personally served it.</hi>) Personal service is required—I administered the oath to the defendant, who said that he had made personal service—it was not signed in my presence that was done before it was brought—the defendant did not appear upon that, and an order of commitment was made, dated 1st June—on 7th June a notice was served by the defendant's father for the purpose of setting aside the judgment—that name on before the Judge on 10th June—I then heard the defendant's father say that his son had not had the summons—the Judge then put a question to La Dell, and he then admitted that he had not served it personally—the Judge then rescinded the order of commitment, and sent the matter on to the Public Prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The defendant acts as process-server for plaintiffs for small sums—I administered the oath to him in my office—I cannot tell from the papers here whether the debtor has paid the money—the de
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<p>Judge's question—I have no recollection that he told the Judge that he had called at Hudson's place time after time, and that Hudson knew the summons was to be served and kept out of the way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The defendant's father before the Judge produced the registered letter with the summons in it, to prove it was sent by letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-18" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 73, Bishop's Road, Victoria Park—I have a son named William Hudson, he was the defendant in this suit at the County Court—the prisoner called twice at my house before I received the registered letter, and I saw him on both occasions, but he never saw my son—about 21st May I received this registered letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Addressed "Wm. Hudson</hi>, 73,
<hi rend="italic">Bishop's Road, Victoria Park, E." containing a summons.</hi>) My son was not at home at the time, he was travelling in the country—finding it was a registered letter I opened it, I open all his letters, and found it contained this judgment summons, but I never gave it to my son, and he never saw it—my son being from London, I went on 7th June to the County Court for the purpose of setting aside the proceedings, and on 10th June I attended before the learned Judge, Mr. Prentice—the prisoner I think was there—I explained to the Judge that my son had never received the summons, and produced the letter to show it had been sent by post; then the prisoner admitted he had not personally served it—up to that time my son had not seen it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My son is not here to-day—I have not seen him for the last six months; probably he has not paid this money—when the prisoner first came to me I told him my son was not at home—he was in London on the first day I think—he called again a day or two afterwards and asked again if my son was at home—I think he was in London at the time—I did not know what he came for, or whether he came for a debt of my son's—I had seen him besides the two occasions, and before the registered letter arrived, and he told me that there was a judgment summons against my son, and if he didn't pay he would have to go to Holloway—I also met him in the Hackney Road before the letter arrived—I knew that he was acting for the plaintiff against my son, but knew nothing about him being in danger of being committed to Holloway—the prisoner said "You had better give your son the summons," and I said "You had better give it to him yourself."</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-19" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE ERLE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the Registrars of the Shoreditch County Court—I have known the defendant some eight or nine years as an agent for serving processes for parties suing in our Courts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has always borne the character of an honest, straightforward man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character from several witnesses</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for a like offence.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<hi rend="italic">defended Nutt, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Hall.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-23" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Baker and Gray, drapers, of 446, Holloway Road—Nutt was in my service about March,</p>
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<p>1885, and left about December 21st or 22nd in the same year—I had no character with him when he came—he was a traveller for my agency—I discharged him, he did not leave of his own accord—I did not give him a character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi> I discharged him partly because I was doing no business in that line, and partly on account of his dis
<lb/>honesty—I don't remember saying before the Magistrate "I did not dis
<lb/>charge him on the ground of dishonesty," if it is on that paper, I said it—I have not been speaking to Mr. Bushell about this case since I was before the Magistrate—Nutt has brought an action against me for slander; that was before this case was instituted—it is not alleged that that slander got him out of a situation—I told Nutt that he had partly given me satisfaction while he was in my service; but not without using the word "partly," I will swear that—if it is taken down that I said "I may have told him he had given me satisfaction while in our service/" I must have said it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have nothing to do with this prosecution, I never sub
<lb/>scribed to it or had anything to do with it—a Mr. Norman I think cross-examined me at the police-court, he asked me if I would have given Nutt a character if he had applied—I said "No;" he then put the question "Had he given me satisfaction while he was in my service?" and I said I discharged him partly from dishonesty—this action was brought in September, and the solicitor conducting it is the same as cross-ex
<lb/>amined me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. I said before the Magistrate "We represented Messrs. Ward, of Paris, while Nutt was with us; after he left we lost that agency," it went to Mr. Bushell, his employers—I lost that through Nutt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-24" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS BUSHELL</persName> </hi> I carried on business at this time as a silk mercer at 58, Maddox Street—Nutt came into my service at the end of January this year as a traveller—I got no character with him—it was through a friend knowing him previously that I took him—he remained with me till 24th May, and when he left I gave him in custody and charged him at the Middlesex Sessions with stealing silk—he was kept in custody without bail and was tried about 23rd June, and was acquitted—I gave him no character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi> While he was in my service I had some goods put in a back room—no other name was put over the door—they were put in there to make room for other goods, not to avoid process by the Sheriff—I expected them to come down on me—I did not tell Nutt to get the things out of the way of the process-server—I did not tell you at the Middlesex Sessions that they were put in there for that purpose—I was being sued by a Sewing Machine Company for 1,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; judgment was signed against me, and as soon as I received it I sent it on to my solicitor, and I have not heard of it since—it was at that time that I put a large quantity of goods in the back room and put the name of Node over the door—the name of Bushell was over the front of the premises; there was not room to put Node as well—I swear that those goods were not put in that room to avoid process of law—Nutt did not bring an action against me for malicious prosecution, he brought an action against me after his acquittal for commission and salary, and it is now impending—I had under Order 14 to bring money into Court before I could defend</p>
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<p>—I have never communicated with Baldwin and Co., or Spencer and Co., and have never told any one else to communicate with them—this is true what I said before, "I took him," meaning Nutt, "into my employment partly that he might get me Node's business; when he was in my employ I had Node's name painted on my door some time afterwards; I was not in difficulties at the time"—at the time I put Node's name on the door I had two or three County Court judgments against me, one was for 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and the other between 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was informed that Nutt lived at Marshall and Snellgrove's years ago—I am not the least vin
<lb/>dictive in this matter—I also heard he lived at Peter Robinson's and Allison's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi> I did not say after Nutt's acquittal at the Middlesex Sessions that I would be revenged upon him, that I swear: I never threatened him—I did not say I would do him any injury—I know a man named Robert Stokes, of Grantham, but only by his falsely entering a piece of silk in my book and sending it down there—I did not ask him where Nutt was, or say "I shall find him when I want him, and wherever he is I will have him out of it; "nor did I say "He may thank his counsel for his escape, but I will fasten him next time."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Nutt sent a piece of silk down to Corby, near Grantham, to Stokes, under the pretence that he was a small draper, and when I went there I found him living in the smallest cottage in the village, and he had been out of work for two or three years—the goods in the back room had nothing to do with Nutt—they were not put there to avoid process, but because I wanted the room—Nutt knew about these County Court judgments, I kept nothing from him—Mr. Grain defended him at the Middlesex Sessions—I have nothing to do with this prosecution, I was subpoenaed here as a witness to prove the time he was with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. This is not true, "A Sewing Machine Company threatened to come down on me, and I suggested that I should make over some of my goods to a certain person, in order to protect a lady from whom I had borrowed money—I cannot say whether I or the prisoner made the suggestion that goods should be made over to the prisoner in view of a certain contingency"—I don't believe you are reading it right—I consulted my solicitor at the time, and no more was thought of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I was sued for commission and salary, and I think they said 45
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would settle it—Mr. Norman was the solicitor, the same as cross-examined me before the Magistrate—I paid 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. into Court—the value of the property I alleged he had stolen was from 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the putting up of Node's name had nothing to do with the goods in the room, it was put up two or three days after he came in my employ—it had nothing whatever to do with this charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-25" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CLEMENSON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Allison and Co., 238, Regent Street—Nutt was in our employment from 23rd April to 25th October, 1884—I considered I was giving the reference to Mr. Bisnard; that is a Paris house—I gave Hall a character to get the situa
<lb/>tion—Hall wrote this letter on Mr. Bisnard's paper: "Gentlemen, Mr. Walter Nutt having applied for a situation which I have vacant, tell me what was his character while in your employ"—I answered satisfactorily, and I know that he went there, and he came back to me five or six weeks afterwards and said he had left—I got his character from Marshall and Snellgrove.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. While he was in my service he was steady and industrious and honest, and left of his own accord—I know nothing of his employment after he left us; he never applied for any references, except for Hall's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-26" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ATHUR RUSSELL</persName> </hi> I am chief clerk to Messrs. Spence and Co., silk mercers, of St. Paul's Churchyard—an application was made by Nutt to be taken into their employment, and he was given this form to fill up; he then filled it up, and left it. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that his last situation was with Hall for four months.</hi>) That was sent to Hall with a printed letter form asking for a verification of the statement—I believed at that time that his last situation was with Hall—he said nothing to me with regard to Baker and Gray, or Bushell—I got this back from Hall with this letter accompanying it. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Nutt had been with him four months, and that he had received a good character with him from Allison's.</hi>) I believed that he had left Hall in June, 1886, instead of June, 1885—he came into our service on July 12, and I discharged him on the 26th—we always expect the last employer to give a character—I should not have taken him without further inquiries if I had known that the character in the letter was in respect of four months ending February, 1885—I am in no way connected with the prosecution, except to give evidence—Messrs. Spencer, Turner, and Co. prosecute.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I believed he had left Hall's service in June, 1886, by the form being sent back by with character, and that he had left Allison's on February 1st—I knew he had been at Marshall and Snelgrove's—I discharged him from information I received from our traveller that he had been tried and acquitted at the Middlesex Sessions, but I made no inquiry as to whether they had been rightly or wrongly acquitted—I did not tell him that was the reason of my discharging him—I gave him a printed letter, stating it was in consequence of alterations in that department that I discharged him—we keep those printed forms in stock, because we don't want the trouble of writing them—beyond hearing that he was tried and acquitted I say nothing against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi> I do not know a Mr. Berwick or a Mr. Borwick—I did not say to anybody "I am not aware that I told him he was discharged on account of information received from Messrs. Baker and Gray"—Is wear that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the notice that was produced at the police-court—I believed his name was William Peek Nutt, as he has signed it there—Hall sent these particulars back by the same post, or soon after—I had no doubt that the time referred to there was June, 1886—I did not know until at the police-court that instead of his having left Allison's in 1886 he had only been there from April to October, 1884—I did not write in the form that I had heard he had been tried and acquitted, but directly I found out the truth I turned him away—I sent a copy of this form with Nutt's statement in writing to Hall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I did up the letter to Hall myself—I never saw the document again; it did not come back—I did not post it, but I know he got it, because the fly-sheet came back from Hall—part of the enclosure was returned—I have not a word to say against his honesty, sobriety, or that he was not of good business habits—other than the fact that he was tried and acquitted at the Middlesex Sessions I know of no single fact of</p>
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<p>my own knowledge that would have rendered it undesirable for my firm to engage him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. If I had known he was with Allison in 1884 when it was represented as 1886 I should not have engaged him, nor if I had known he had left Hall's in 1885.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-27" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Spencer, Turner, and Co., drapers, of Lisson Grove—we are the sole prosecutors in this case, and have undertaken it upon our own responsibility—on 12th August Nutt called on me, and filled up this form. (
<hi rend="italic">In which he called himself Walter Nutt, of 15, Great Chesterfield Street, aged</hi> 26,
<hi rend="italic">single, and stated that he was last employed at Halls, of</hi> 22,
<hi rend="italic">Brixton Road, from 27th February to 5th July; that he left there by his resignation, as he wished to relinquish travelling, and that his previous employers were Allison and Co. of Regent Street.</hi>) As the result of that form being filled up by him I sent the paper to Hall, saying on the fly-leaf that we had been referred to him for a character, asking him to say if it was correct, and to sign it and return it—Hall had nothing to do but to confirm Nutt's statement, and send it back if it was correct—he sent this letter, dated August 12, 1886, 22, Brixton Road. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had received from Allison a good character of Nutt, and that during the time he was with him he found him as described, and was satisfied with him; that he left him of his own accord saying he wished to give up travelling.</hi>) That was accompanied with the written document which Nutt had filled up, stating he had been with Hall from 27th February to July, 1886—I believed that was the last situation he had filled—I heard nothing about Spence and Co., or Bushell, or Gray and Baker—I knew nothing about his being tried and acquitted—he entered our service, and was with us from August 12 till the summons was taken out on 18th September, when he was discharged—I made a complaint to him about 14 days or three weeks after he entered our employ—I made further inquiries, and in the result I took out a summons and Nutt went before a Magistrate—I did not know he was married, nor that he had been William Peek Nutt a month before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>. I have no reason for saying that he committed any act of dishonesty while in Hall's service—I said I knew of no act of dishonesty committed by him, but I knew of something improper—I placed the matter in Mr. Wontner's hands and the prisoner was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I took Hall on a summons by Mr. Wontner's advice—I had not heard of Hall up to that time except from this letter—I have not a word to say against him—I charged him because I was advised to by Mr. Wontner; I did not intend to do so before that—I believe I arrested Nutt and summoned Hall at the same time—the character Hall received from Allison's was correct—I did not hear about the trial at Middlesex Sessions—I was sent for by a pawnbroker in the neighbourhood—I saw Messrs. James Spence and Co. on the day I went to Messrs. Wontner's—they did not decline to take proceedings—they have nothing to do with it, I am the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Hall had not been at Allison's in 1886—I did not want his character in 1884—I believed Nutt's statements were correct when I filled up the form—mine was the last place he got a situation at—after the prisoner had been with me three weeks a pawnbroker asked me whether I was aware he had pawned large quantities of silk goods with</p>
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<p>him; I made inquiries and then consulted Mr. Wontner—the Magistrate granted a warrant against the two prisoners at the same time and on the same information.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RECORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). A warrant was placed in my Lands for the apprehension of Nutt—I found him in Great Chesterfield Street about half-past 5 on 18th September—I read the warrant to him; he said "If you go to Mr. Hall, Brixton Road, you will find it is not false, I was in his employ four or five months, since February last."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hall received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-2-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18861122-2-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>[Guilty] The Jury recommended Hall to mercy</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-2-18861122 t18861122-2-punishment-2"/>The prisoners were dis
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WADE</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18861122-3-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18861122-3-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861122-3-offence-1 t18861122-name-31"/>Charles Abrams</persName> and stealing 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his property.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-3-18861122 t18861122-3-punishment-3"/>Six Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861122-4-offence-1 t18861122-name-33"/>Thomas Grant</persName>, and stealing twelve postage stamps and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., after a conviction of felony in November, 1886.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18861122-4-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18861122-4-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BURTON</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18861122-5-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession, with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t18861122-name-35" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861122-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861122-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-36" type="surname" value="CALEB"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-36" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CALEB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). On 30th October, between 1 and 2 in the day, I was with Pudsley at the Five Dials, Soho, watching a house, to detect a man in making base coin—I saw the prisoner outside the house, and left him there, finding I was observed—I saw him again 20 minutes or half an hour afterwards in Oxford Street, and said "l am a police officer; what have you got about you?"—he said "Nothing"—I searched him, and found in his trousers pocket 12 bad shillings in a match-box, separately wrapped, with this paper between each, which is marked; also a good sixpence and two passes for the Colonial Exhibi
<lb/>tion—I said "Where did you get this from?"—he said "I found it at the corner of a street"—I took him to the station—he gave his address, 18, Hereford Street, Marylebone; his father and mother live there—I went there and saw his mother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PUDSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). I was with Caleb—I have heard his evidence; it is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-38" type="given" value="ROBBERT"/>ROBBERT APLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 49, Lion Street, Lisson Grove—I have seen the prisoner at my shop nearly every day since I have had the shop—he frequently came in without making any purchase, and about six weeks or two months before this I refused to take a shilling of him because it did not sound good, and he gave me another—he said that he got it in a shop in change—I gave it back to him because I knew him, and I once allowed him to stay two or three nights—I saw him in my shop about 12 o'clock on the day he was arrested.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these shillings are all counterfeit, and from several moulds—they were given to me wrapped up; they are rubbed over with lamp black</p>
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<p>and put between paper, to keep them from rubbing, and that is rubbed off one by one as they want them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I picked up the match-box, found it was heavy, and put it in my pocket; there was a cover on the box then.</p>
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<persName id="t18861122-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-40" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CALEB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There was no cover to the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-5-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-5-18861122 t18861122-5-punishment-5"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSERS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861122-name-42" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-42" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA SEAR</persName> </hi>. My husband manages a dairy business at 3, Well street, Hackney—on 12th October I served the prisoner with two Neville's loaves, price sixpence—she gave me a shilling, and I gave her sixpence change—as soon as she left I found the shilling was bad—I put it on the fire, and it melted very quickly—on 28th October she came again for two Neville's loaves—I knew her again—she gave me a shilling—I bit it, and my teeth sank in it—I said "This is a bad shilling"—she said "If it is I will give you another," which she did, and I gave her sixpence change and gave her in charge with the bad coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told her she had been there on the 12th—she said "It was not me; you have made a mistake"—it was on October 4th or 5th that she came first—I told the Magistrate that it was three weeks before—I do not remember telling the policeman on the night she was arrested, that it was a fortnight previous—the woman who bought the bread on what I now say was October 4th or 5th was a perfect stranger to me—I knew her on the 28th October by her face and her dress and the fall she was wearing—she had the same bonnet on each time—I am quite certain she is the woman; I have not the slightest doubt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The hearing before the Magistrate was on the 29th, and the next on November 2nd, and it was then that I spoke of it being three weeks before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 487
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>). I was called to Mr. Sears's shop, and found the prisoner there—Mrs. Sears said "This woman has passed a bad shilling," and handed it to me, and said that she had passed one a fortnight previously—I said "Are you sure she is the same woman?"—she said "Yes; I could swear to her from a hundred"—I told her she was charged with uttering a bad shilling, and said "Have you any more about you?"—she said "No"—I said "Have you got a purse?"—she said "Yes," and handed it to me—it contained a shilling and two sixpences, good—she said "I did not know it was the"—she was taken to the station, where Mrs. Sears said that she had passed one there a fortnight previous—the inspector asked her if she had got it by her—she said "No, I threw it behind the fire"—the prisoner said nothing; she gave her address, 12, Glentho Road, Clapton Park; that is a mile and three-quarters from Mr. Sears's—I have been there—she does lodge there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have ascertained nothing against her—Mrs. Sears mentioned in her presence that she had been there a fortnight before, but she said nothing—Mrs. Sears did not tell me that she had denied it before I came—there is a dyer and glover in Mare Street.</p>
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<p>Mint—this shilling is counterfeit—a coin melting and running through the fire rapidly would be the sign of a bad piece.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I did not know it was bad; I was never in the shop before."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Grove.</hi> There were three of us in it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Trudgett.</hi> You told me to call a policeman if I liked—the potman followed you out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 51). On November 1st, about 4.40, the potman called my attention to the prisoners about 100 yards from the Harper's Arms, and said in their hearing, "These men have been in my master's house and called for two halves of ale and tendered a bad florin in payment"—Trudgett said, "It was not me"—I said, "You must go back"—we all went to the Harper's Arms and saw the and lady and Passmore—Trudgett said that it was a man who was in there at the same time, who put the money down—I searched Grove and found a bad half-crown in his coat pocket, and a shilling, a sixpence, and 4 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Trudgett.</hi> You came to me with the potman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 274). I was called and took Trudgett—I searched him and found 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver and eight pence—I asked him whether he had attempted to change a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece anywhere—he said, "No"—on the way to the station he said, "I know the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece is bad for I tried to pass it at the sweetstuff shop."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Trudgett.</hi> You were not the worse for drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Trudgett.</hi> You did not attempt to run away—I walked between you both—I said that I was going for a policeman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Trudgett produced a written defence, stating that a man met him in the street and gave him a florin and sent him in to get the sweets, and when he found it was bad he paid with his own money and told the man it was bad, who said he wished he had a sack full of them, and afterwards walked away.—(The prisoners received good characters.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me a half-crown and I gave her two shillings change and 2 1/2
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman V</hi> 797). On 18th October, about 8.6 p.m., I was called to the Bull's Head and saw the prisoner there—she was charged with passing a bad half-crown and then a florin—I asked her if she had any more—she said "No," and that a female in Short's Gardens gave it to her, but at the station she said that a young man gave it to her, a short, stout, dark man with brass buttons—she was searched, but no money was found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> "I was in Short's Gardens and had the half-crown given to me, and I went back and gave the young man the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to stealing, whilst employed in the Post Office, a post parcel containing a brooch, a pair of earrings, and 12 stamps;</rs>
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<lb/>ment of 4
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861122-11-offence-1 t18861122-name-63"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MONTAGU WILLAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSERS. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-68" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a foreman lighterman in the employ of Mr. Wrightson, of 90, Lower Thames Street—on 17th August I had orders from Messrs. Hicks, Nash, and Co. to lighter 44 bales of goats' skins from the ship
<hi rend="italic">Cameo</hi> in Millwall Docks to Pickled Herring Wharf, and I gave directions to a man named McCabe to do so—Simmonds afterwards reported at the wharf that six bales were short—the value of those would be about 120
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<persName id="t18861122-name-69" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-69" type="given" value="HENRYT"/>HENRYT MCCABE</persName> </hi>. I am a waterman in the employ of Hicks, Nash, and Co., of Thames Street—on Tuesday, 17th August, I loaded the barge
<hi rend="italic">Thomas</hi> in the Millwall Docks with 44 bales of goats' skins from the steamship
<hi rend="italic">Cameo</hi>—they were put up in bales and tied round with a piece of rope—having done that the barge was ready to be taken out of the docks—on the 19th a man named Willett took charge of it—the Millwall Docks is on the Middlesex side, and Pickled Herring Wharf is on the Surrey side.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nobody took charge of the barge before Willett came—people could not get through the gates without the constable seeing them—sometimes there are five or six constables on duty there—I do not know how the skins disappeared—they were all right about 1 p.m. on the 19th—when I took off the covers the bulk did not seem to have been disturbed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-70" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a lighterman in the employ of the Union Lighterage Co.—on 19th August I went to the Millwall Docks and there saw the barge
<hi rend="italic">Thomas</hi>, and took charge of it and navigated it to Pickled Herring Wharf—I saw she was laden with skins, but I didn't know how many—I then left the barge in the care of a man named Simmonds, who is in the employ of Mr. Wrightson—I did not leave the barge from the time I took charge of it until I delivered it up to him—I was not present when she was unloaded.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I live at Horselydown, and am a watchman in the</p>
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<p>employ of Mr. Wrightson—on Thursday, 19th August, about half-past 3 in the afternoon, Willett handed the barge
<hi rend="italic">Thomas</hi> over into my charge, she was then about two or three barges from the wharf, and I was either in the craft or alongside the wharf—I went away from it about 8 to go to the office, and was away about two hours, and then went back and stopped with her till she grounded at 12 o'clock—I was on duty during the night, and next morning about 8 o'clock they started unloading her—I don't know how these six packages went away, but I noticed how badly stacked she was, as if the stacking had been disturbed—Hocking, a clerk of Messrs. Hicks and Co., takes a tally of them as they are landed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-72" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOCKING</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Hicks, Nash, and Co., wharf
<lb/>ingers, of Tooley Street—on Friday, 20th August, I took the weights of the bales taken out of the barge
<hi rend="italic">Thomas</hi>, and found that there were only 38, six were missing—they were each marked with a triangle and a bar at the top.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no invoice; Nesbitt and Co. would have that—I simply took the weights—I was supposed by our entry to receive 44 bales—I have not that entry here, it was copied from the books.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861122-name-73" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-73" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FITZER</persName> </hi>. I am a skin carter in the employ of Messrs. A. W. Nesbitt, of Mill Lane, Tooley Street—they had an assignment of 44 bales of Norwegian goats' skins by the
<hi rend="italic">Cameo</hi>—there were 120 to a bale, and were tied up with rope—they had to be tanned afterwards—I received the bales afterwards, and found there were only 38 instead of 44—they had all to pass through my hands—the police afterwards took me down to New Sun Sufferance Wharf, and there I saw 12 bundles of goats' skins—they were then packed in gunny bags instead of tied with rope—I counted them, and found there were 715 skins, or five short of 720 that there ought to have been in six bales—they were of the same kind and character as part of the consignment by the
<hi rend="italic">Cameo</hi>, and I have no doubt they are part of the missing cargo.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The number in the bales does not vary with this mark; they always contain one quantity—the bales I saw at this wharf were differently branded to the bales I received—those I saw were packed in a very clumsy way; a packer would know his business—I have no doubt they were Norwegian goat-skins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I examined them and counted them one by one, and I have no doubt the twelve bundles are part of the forty-four bales.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NESBITT</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Fenchurch Street Avenue—we had a consignment of 44 bales of goats' skins, only 38 arrived in my possession—I inspected some skins in the custody of the police and have com
<lb/>pared them with the 38 bales—I am of opinion they are exactly the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A letter would show the exact number I should receive, and I have the letter here—I had to pay for 44 bales.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-75" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL CHITTENDON</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a colonial merchant at 72, Mark Lane—I have known the prisoner about five years—on one occasion I took in one letter for him at that address, but he has nothing whatever to do with that address—he is a dealer in various kinds of goods—I knew he had a residence in New Oxford Street, but I don't know what business he had—he came to me by himself either on the 19th or 20th, and brought a sample goat skin with him, and asked me if I could sell seven bales of goats' skins; I said I dare say I could, and</p>
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<p>asked him where they were to be seen, whether they were at a public wharf—he said "No, they were not"—I said that I could not deal with him unless they were put at a public wharf and open to public inspection, because I couldn't buy them by seeing one skin, I wanted to see the bulk—he then asked me if I knew of a public wharf to take them to—I took him to the office of Messrs. Wright Brothers, the owners of the New Sun Sufferance Wharf, and introduced him to Mr. Wright, and I heard an arrangement made between them that these bales of goats' skins were to be sent to their wharf—he wanted 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a skin for them—I left him with Mr. Wright, and he shortly afterwards came to my office and asked me for a form of order, and wrote this out. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th August</hi>, 1886,
<hi rend="italic">and was from A. Barker</hi>, 72,
<hi rend="italic">Mark Lane, to Messrs. Wright Brothers, New Sufferance Wharf, Ratcliff Cross:</hi> "Gentlemen, Please receive from me 12 bales of goat skins.") When it was written out I think 7 was put there, it has now been altered to 12—I wrote it out at his request—I am quite sure I did not put in 12 bales—the sample skin was left with me—I never put my signature to that order—this dock warrant was afterwards left at my house. (
<hi rend="italic">This was from the New Sun Sufferance Wharf, and was the receipt for</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">bales of goats' skins imported by land carriage, and entered by A. Barker on</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st August.</hi>) I got this docu
<lb/>ment from Wright's; it has been altered since and is now signed by Barker. (
<hi rend="italic">This was on one of Messrs. Wright's forms, New Sun Wharf, to A. Barker</hi>, 72,
<hi rend="italic">Mark Lane, and stated:</hi> "Received on warrant number 469 for 12 bales of goats' skins.") I declined to buy them—I offered them for him, and was unable to get his price, and I then suggested they should go into a public sale—the sample he brought to me was taken away—I am the only person the prisoner saw in this transaction—he did not tell me at any time where he got them from or what ship they came by.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He left it in my discretion as to where or how I should sell them—I could have gone to any house—he did everything quite openly—I knew him when he was with Skinner and Richardson's wharfingers, and I had dealings with them through him, and he has kept up the connection with me since—the houses I went to thought the price per skin was too much—he didn't tell me to sell them for what I could get—he fixed a price.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THORNHILL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Chittendon—I remember his signing the receipt to the dock warrant, and I erased it because he signed it in mistake for some other letters I put before him—I then got the prisoner to sign it, and sent it to Mr. Wright.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861122-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861122-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with my brother at 24, Mark Lane, and are the proprietors of New Sun Sufferance Wharf, Ratcliff—on Thursday, 19th August, Mr. Chittendon came and introduced the prisoner to me, who represented he had some bales of goats' skins, and wanted to put them in my wharf—he did not say where he had got them from, and I never knew him before—I agreed that he should put them in the wharf—on the following day, the 20th, he brought me this memo
<lb/>randum—I think the "12" was not on it then, I couldn't be positive—on the 21st they were delivered at my wharf in a van—I used this usual wharfinger's warrant for the 12 bales—this receipt for the warrant was signed by the prisoner and afterwards delivered to me—after the inquiry took place about this matter the police took charge of these bales, and</p>
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<p>they were removed, that is all I know of the transaction—I was not at the wharf when they were delivered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-78" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR FOX</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Pearce and Co., morocco leather manufacturers, of Bloomsbury Street—on 31st August a man named Dalby, whom I saw at the police-court, brought a sample goat skin, and I had a conversation with him about purchasing them, and I finally agreed to purchase them under the instructions of the police for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a skin—on 7th September Dalby brought the delivery-warrant; I communicated with the police at once—I knew they were trying to trace these goods which Dalby was endeavouring to sell to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Dalby said the skins were consigned to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-79" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL DALBY</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 10, Chequer Street, St. Luke's, as a colonial merchant—I formerly carried on business at 5, Leadenhall Street, in the boot and shoe trade—on 31st August Barker, who I had never seen before, was introduced to me by Mr. Drummond, and spoke to me about the sale of some goat skins; he said he had 1,700, and there was a sample of them in George Yard; that is in Fenchurch Street, and belongs to Mr. Drummond—I went and looked at it, and took possession of it, and afterwards arranged to sell these goats' skins for Barker—ultimately I went to Messrs. Pearce and Co., of Bloomsbury Street, and the skins were sold to them, subject to their approving of them—afterwards Barker said there were not 1,700, only 710, and I wrote this letter to Messrs. Pearce correcting it—I was to have 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a skin for them—Barker after-wards brought the dock warrant so that I might deliver; I only acted for him—immediately on my receiving the warrant I took it to Messrs. Pearce, so that they might inspect the skins—I was afterwards taken in custody, and I then told the police what I have stated to-day, and I was taken before the Magistrate and explained the matter to him, and I was discharged—I was to give the prisoner 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a skin, and Messrs. Pearce were to give me 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a skin, and then they wanted 2 1/2 per cent, discount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was left in my discretion where I went to sell them, I had no restrictions—I don't recollect Barker telling me the first time he came that he was selling the skins on behalf of a man named Green; I presumed they were his own property—it is not true that I told Messrs. Fox that these skins were consigned to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-80" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 8th September I took Dalby in custody, and had a conversation with him, in consequence of which I saw the prisoner at Fenchurch Street Station, and said "Mr. Barker, I am a police officer"—he said "Yes, I know you are; you were pointed out to me the other day"—I said "I" want to speak to you; we had a heavy robbery of goats' skins from a barge either in the dock or on the river between the 17th and 20th of last month, and, if it is true what comes to my knowledge, that you received them"—he said "I know nothing about any goats' skins"—I said "I am told you know all about them"—he said "Well, I don't"—I said "Dalby is in custody, and he says that he received the warrant for the release from you"—he said "If that is so I will tell you all about it"—I said "You can please yourself"—he said "I had them of a man named Green"—I said "Do you know where Green lives?"—he said "No, but he can be found in Leadenhall Street"—I said "I have traced them to a wharf in your name the same day they were reported to us stolen"—he said "I was speaking to Harry Baldwin when Green came up with</p>
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<p>them in a van, and asked me if I could do with them; I said "I will see," and made arrangements with Mr. Wright to have them put in Sun Wharf—I said "Did you ask Green where he got them from?"—he said "No, I did not"—I said "I have seen the invoice in Mr. Wright's possession; it has been altered from 6 to 12"—he said "I don't know anything about that"—at the station when he was charged he said he was going to sell them for a man named Green for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am the detective in charge of this case, but there are five or six other police officers—I have had to partially collect the evidence in this case—I do not know a man named Morgan—I have taken two witnesses to the Treasury, and one of them named Carr has not been called—Morgan has not been to the Treasury to my knowledge—I believe the prisoner gave a description of Green—Carr is a witness from 5, Leadenhall Street—the prisoner did not mention the Sussex Tavern—I did not know him before this—this conversation took place at a railway station about half-past 5 in the afternoon—I made a note of it directly afterwards, which I have here.</p>
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<persName id="t18861122-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861122-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-81" type="surname" value="FRANCIS"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-81" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID FRANCIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On 9th September I arrested Dalby at his premises, 10, Chequer Street, Burkhill Road—I produce a goat's skin which has been spoken to in this case.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-82" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CARR</persName> </hi>. I am a boat salesman, working for Mr. Robinson, of 5, Leadenhall Street—he occupies the shop and the back room—nobody of the name of Green lives there and never did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is only one No. 5 in Leadenhall Street—the Sussex Tavern is farther down, but the proprietor does not deal in skins; it is a public-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861122-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861122-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-83" type="surname" value="FRANCIS"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-83" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID FRANCIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). After Barker was in custody I went to his cell, and the name of Green was mentioned by him, and he gave me a description—I did not say to him "You had better not mention that in Court for fear he should bolt"—I took down the description; he gave me no address, nor yet any Christian name, and he gave me no information how I could find Green—he gave me the height of the man and the colour of his whiskers, and I have endeavoured to find him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-84" type="given" value="JAMES JOSEPH"/>JAMES JOSEPH BALDWIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Dixon Street, and have known the prisoner five or six years, and have had several dealings with him, and also with a man named Green—I sometimes go by the name of Harry Baldwin—about the 20th or 21st August I was standing talking to Barker outside Horseferry Wharf, and Green came up with a van with some rope—my foreman, Johnson, was at the scales at the time; since then he has died—it was old rope, about 84 lb. of it, and came to 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Green then asked me if I was a buyer of skins—I said I didn't know how the market was going or else I would have speculated in them, but I said "Here is a gentleman knows a lot of City people," meaning "Barker, "and no doubt he will be able to sell them for you"—Green then asked me whether Barker was a trustworthy man, and I said "Yes"—he said "Was he worth trusting 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?"—I said "Yes"—with that I believe Barker took a sample of the skins off the van and went away with it—he came back in about two hours, and said he had been up to the City, and there was a market for them—Green was present then—he had waited for Barker to come back—he said "You will have to put these goods on a public wharf and get a warrant for them," and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a piece commission;" he also said "You can take the proceeds, and I will call on you in a week or two and settle it up."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Barker lives about a quarter of a mile from where we were standing talking—he also has a wood and stone yard at Bow Common—he pulls down old houses and gets the materials—I cannot tell whether it was a one-horse or a two-horse van, or what name was on the van—I had had one transaction with Green before this; that was 8 cwt. of rope, and came to 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I understood Green lived at 5, Leadenhall Street—he had skins and other goods in the van—the transaction between Green and Barker took place in the open street—it is not a suspicious thing for a van to stay outside my place with old ropes; sometimes there are 20 or 30 outside—the first transaction I had with Green was about two months before this—I can't tell where Green has gone to—I have not seen him since—I am manager to my brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The two transactions I had with Green were for ready cash—he usually came with the van.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHAPMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-87" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHUTER</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of 3, Brazil Mill Cottages, Hounslow—on 29th October I fastened up the house at 10.30 p.m.—I came down at ten minutes to seven—I found an entry had been made by the washhouse window being broken and the door opened, and a bundle of linen had been opened and strewn about the floor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 143). About 7 a.m on 30th October I met the prisoner coming in the direction of the barracks without hat or belt—I stopped him and asked if he had lost his hat—he said "Yes," but it did not matter, he had two more indoors—I let him go on, and followed him to the turning leading to the barracks—later on in the evening I was called to the station, where I saw him with several other soldiers and identified him—he was about a mile and a quarter from the prosecutor's when I met him—he was sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T</hi>). About 10 a.m. on 30th October I was called to the prosecutor's—I found how the premises had been entered—this soldier's cap was handed to me in the kitchen; I went with it to the barracks and said to the prisoner, "Is this your cap?"—he said "No, it was lent to me by Private Murphy about three weeks ago, and I have not returned it to him since"—I said, "Is this the cap you wore last night?"—he said, "Yes, I wore it down the town"—I said, "Did you lose it?"—he said, "Yes, I went fighting with another man at the Rose and Crown public-house and lost my cap"—I told him I should charge him with committing a burglary at the address given between 10 and 6 on the 29th and 30th—he said, "I went down Hounslow town last night and got fighting with another man. I lost my cap during the fight and loft Hounslow about 9.40, returned to the barracks about 10.10, passed the sentry at the gate without my cap, went to my room, and did not leave the barracks again that night."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 133). I went with the inspector to the prosecutor's and examined the premises—a nuisance had been com
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEGROBE</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the depot—on 29th October, about 10.10, the prisoner answered to his name as I called the roll, and I sent him to his room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He might have left the barracks after that, there was nothing to prevent him—he was sober; I could not say whether he had on his cap or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SOUTHEY</persName> </hi> I am a private—about a quarter to 10 on this night I and the prisoner had a quarrel and I knocked his cap off—I saw him in the barrack room next morning about a quarter past seven, up and dressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I slept in the next cot—I could not swear to the time; when I let myself in the lights were out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> As to breaking into this house, it is net likely I should put my cap on a shelf six feet high; I might as well have stopped there myself.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi>. On 3rd November I was in the tramp ward of the Uxbridge Union; the prisoner was there also—on the night of the 2nd we had some words and I struck him twice; he did nothing to me then—I left the Union next morning; on the road I overtook him and asked him which was the right road to Watford—he said I was to come on, and he turned round and struck me on the top of the head with a razor—my eyes were blinded with blood; I caught hold of him and threw him down—I got up again and he knocked me down again and got on the top of me; he had the razor in his hand, and he attempted to cut my throat—I tried to knock his hand away; I received a cut across my face—no one else was there at the time—two others came to my assistance; the pri
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<lb/>vocation to the prisoner that morning—I struck him on the Tuesday night because of the violence he used to me on Monday—he then struck me and threatened to do for me with the razor—he said it was a b—good job he had not the razor in his hand then or I should have been a dead man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see Brown strike you when in the Union; I heard a dispute between you the night before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-99" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TRINDER</persName> </hi>. On the morning of 3rd November I left the Union—when I got outside I saw the two men on the ground struggling—I stopped a moment or two, when Smith sang out, "Help, here is a man cutting another with a razor"—I saw streams of blood running down Brown's face—I ran after the prisoner; he said, "It's no use running after me"—I caught him and took him to the Union—he said, "What is it to do with you?"—I said, "A great deal, seeing a poor man served in that way"—I asked him for the razor; he put it in his pocket and it was taken out of his pocket at the workhouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> You gave me a kick in the head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RAYNER, M.R.C.S</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of the Uxbridge Union—on 3rd November I was summoned to the workhouse to see Brown—he had three cuts; one on the top of the head, about 3 inches long; one across the face, cutting through the edge of the nose, about 4 inches long; and a third on the buttock, about 1 1/2 inches long—they were inflicted by some sharp instrument, such as a razor—they were not in themselves dangerous unless erysipelas had come on—they are healed now, and he is well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am master of the Uxbridge Union—on the morning of 3rd November, about 5 minutes to 3, I heard a disturbance, went to the front door, and saw the prisoner in custody of Trinder—I also saw Brown bleeding very much from wounds in the face—I at once ordered his removal to the infirmary—I asked the prisoner if he had inflicted the wounds—he said, "Yes, and so would you if you had been attacked the same as I have been"—I asked him for the razor—he said, "It is in my waistcoat pocket"—I searched his right-hand pocket and found the razor without the case—I examined it, and found spots of wet blood—I sent for the police, and gave the prisoner into custody—I saw that the prisoner's face was slightly discoloured under the eye, as if there had been a blow there—nothing was reported to me of any occurrence in the casual ward the night before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861122-name-102" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-102" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL PENNYFOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 359). The prisoner was given into my custody—I told him the charge—he said, "I don't deny it, and if you had seven or eight set on you the same as I had you would have done the same; if I had been armed with a revolver I would have shot the lot."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I plead guilty. I con
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-18861122 t18861122-16-punishment-11"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODRICH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Davis.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 899). On 23rd October, about 5.30 p.m., I was on duty in Houndsditch—I saw Rockman carrying three brown-paper parcels—he went into the Sir John Falstaff public-house—a few minutes afterwards Davis came out of Cutler Street into Houndsditch—he stopped and addressed me, and said, "Halloa, young
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, how do you get on?"—I said, "All right"—I saw Rockman look out of one of the compartments of the public-house; Davis nodded his head at the same time, saying to me, "Come up, old
<hi rend="italic">buffalo</hi>, I will treat you"—Rockman returned into the public-house—I went and looked through an aperture into the compartment where the two prisoners were—I saw Rockman undo a brown-paper parcel and take out four overcoats and hand them to Davis, who put them into a sack that he was carrying when I first saw him—I heard no conversation—I went away for assistance, and com
<lb/>municated with another constable, and when Davis came out I pointed him out, and he stopped him, and I took Rockman into custody—at the station, after Davis gave an explanation, Rockman said, "It is true, I let him have them to sell for me"—I afterwards searched Davis's house, and found a sheet of brown paper resembling the sheet that I took possession of at the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I mean that one sheet of brown paper looked like another—there is an old clothes exchange about 50 yards from the public-house; some dealers use the public-house—Davis knows me; I was in uniform.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 882). Bird called me and made a communication to me, in consequence of which I watched the Sir John Falstaff public-house—I saw Davis leave the house with a sack on his shoulder—I said, "Davis, what have you got in that sack?"—he said, "Some old clothes"—I said, "I believe you have got some new ones there which you have just received from a man in the public-house across the road, you will have to stop here a few minutes," and when I saw Bird with Rockman I said, "You will have to come on to the station with me and be charged with unlawful possession"—he said, "Jesus Christ,
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, you don't mean to say that? I have got a wife just confined at home"—on the way to the station he said, "A man over at the public-house gave them to me to sell for him"—they were both charged at the station—Davis said that Rockman had given him the coats to sell for him—Rockman said that he made the coats and bought the pieces in the Lane, and gave them to Davis to sell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-108" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL STELETOKE</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale clothier, 20, Newcastle Street, Whitechapel—Rockman was in my employment as a sorter—these four overcoats are mine, and were stolen from my place on 23rd October.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-109" type="given" value="FREDERICK RYDER"/>FREDERICK RYDER ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Bell Tavern, Middle sex Street—I know the prisoners as customers; Rockman has frequently been there, and Davis on two or three occasions; I have seen them there together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Clothes Exchange is about 200 yards from my house—Rockman has left parcels at my house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-17-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a cheque for the payment of 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a barman at the London Coffee House, 42, Ludgate Hill—on November 3rd, about 7.30 p.m., I served the prisoner with some soda-water, price 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he put down a shilling; it was very light, and I broke it in two with my teeth and said "Do you know what you have given me?"—he said "No; did I give you that?"—I said "Yes"—he said "I will give you another"—I had thrown the pieces on the counter; he took them up, put them into his mouth, and gave me a shilling, which was also bad—I called Mr. Jones, the land
<lb/>lord, and handed him the coin—I waited outside about two minutes and no policeman passed—the prisoner came out and said that he was going away—I said that he would have to stop; another barman came out and we held him; he struggled violently, and said "Give me one chance "—he spoke distinctly—we gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I had to take the first shilling to the desk to get change, but not out of your sight—you appeared to have been drinking, but you walked straight enough—I saw mud on your hat—you did not pick out the second coin, you put your hand in your pocket and threw it down without hesitation.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-113" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JONES</persName> </hi>. I keep the London Coffee House, Ludgate Hill—on 3rd November, about 7.30, Stead showed me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); I put it in my pocket and marked it at the police-station, where I saw this other counterfeit shilling found on the prisoner—I marked both with a cross.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I thought you had been drinking; you were only served with soda-water.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-114" type="given" value="BURTH"/>BURTH COWSTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 514). I saw the prisoner on Ludgate Hill struggling with Mr. Jones and the barman, in the road, near the London Coffee House—he was given into my custody; I took him to the station, searched him, and found a bad shilling in his trousers pocket—I put a "B"; on it, and marked the other "A," and saw Mr. Jones mark them both with a cross—I also found a half-crown, a shilling, five sixpences, a three penny piece, and 15 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, all good; also a pawn-ticket for a silver watch—he gave his address 25, Tyson Place, Dalston Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You wore struggling with Mr. Jones as well as the barman and potman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LFREDJONES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I struggled with the prisoner in the street; my barman had then gone back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">in Covent Garden Market, and contended that if he had known that the first coin was bad he would not have been likely to have put down another, and he did not know whether he got the money in his change or from the men with whom he tossed.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourth Count</hi> for unlaw
<lb/>fully obtaining 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKONSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-117" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BEAL</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Clock public-house, Brompton Road—on 4th November, about 8.30 p.m., the prisoner came in with another man and asked for some ale and a lemon, which came to 3 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and handed me this coin, which I supposed to be a sovereign; I put it on the shelf where we keep silver, and gave him 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—they drank their drink and left, and in about two minutes Mr. Price, the manager, made a communication to me, and went out and brought the prisoner back with a constable in about five minutes—I have known him live weeks as a customer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have only been there five weeks—I knew both the men as customers, seeing them nearly every day—when the prisoner came back he did not deny that he was the person who had been there—he put the coin on the counter after he was served, and I put it where the silver was, to replace the change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-118" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Albert Price, landlord of the Clock House, Brompton Road—on November 4th, about 8.15 p.m., I was in the bar, and the prisoner came in with another man; they were there two or three minutes, and I saw the prisoner leave but not the other—about three or four minutes afterwards I looked at the money which had been taken and found this coin on the shelf where silver is kept; there was no other gold coin there—I examined it and found it was a Hanover medal—I spoke to Miss Beal and went out and found the prisoner at the Fulham Bridge public-house, 150 yards off, talking with other men—I did not notice whether he was drinking—I said I want you back at the Clock"—he said "What for?" and came out—as we went back he said "Look here, George, I have done it for a joke '—as I had said nothing to him about the charge I said "Done what in a joke?"—I do not know what answer he made—we met Policeman Price who went with us, and I asked Miss Beal whether the prisoner was man who gave her the coin—she said "Yes," and the prisoner told the landlord that he did it for a
<hi rend="italic">lark</hi>—I gave him in custody with the coin—I have known him as a customer during the four months I have been there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Pearce is my uncle—the prisoner has used the house for I think he says, nine years—he lives near—knew him as Arthur: I did not know his surname—I said "I want you to come back—he said "What for?—I said "You know what is for," and he said "I only did it for a joke, George"—he did not deny it in the barmaid's presence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRICE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 428). The prisoner was given into my custody, and I searched him, and found a half-sovereign, a half-crown, three florins, a shilling, and fourpence, and Mr. Price handed me this</p>
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<p>Hanoverian medal—on the way to the station he said "I did it for a joke," and afterwards he said that he did it for a bet—I marked the coin with a cross with my knife—he gave his correct address, 33, Cadogan Place—this is the coin; it is the colour of a sovereign, but very light.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him 10 or 12 years—I knew him when he was working for Mr. Pring as shop porter, and he worked for a carpet planner—I never knew anything against him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the fourth Count only</hi> </rs> .—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-121" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee-house at 11, Spring Street, Maryle bone—the prisoner came in on a Saturday, about the last week in September, for a cup of tea, price 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a shilling; I took it to the back, and bit it nearly in two—I then went back, and said "How many more have you?"—he seemed surprised, and said "What do you mean?"—I said "You know what I mean; I have had some more of your gang in, and we have already taken one bad shilling"—he said "I did not know it was bad,' and gave me three halfpence—I threw the coin on the table—he took it up, and took it away—I went out to look for a policeman, and he left his tea, and was out almost as soon as I was—I picked him out last Thursday from other men at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not walk by you before I picked you out; there were other men round the corner—it was at an angle, but I did not go round, it was not necessary—I walked straight up to you, and said "That is the man."</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-122" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA REEVES</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps an eel-pie shop at 57, Padding
<lb/>ton Street—on, I think, Monday fortnight I was in the kitchen under the shop, and my little girl who was serving in the shop called out to me, and asked me for change for a half-crown—I had not got it, and told her where to go for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you that day, but I have seen you there before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-123" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE REEVES</persName> </hi>. The last witness is my mother—on 8th November I was in the shop, and the prisoner came in for two penny pies, and put down a half-crown—I asked him if he had smaller change, and he said no—I called out to my mother, and asked her if she had got change—she said no, and was coming up from the kitchen—I told the prisoner I would go and get change—he picked up the half-crown and ran away—I had not picked it up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-124" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WILLINGALE</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a general shop at 10, Union Street, Lisson Grove—on the night of 13th November the prisoner came in for twopenny worth of bread and cheese, and gave me a shilling—I put it in the till, where there was no other shilling, and gave him a sixpence and fourpence—two or three minutes afterwards I found it was bad, and gave it to a detective—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not give me a sixpence; it was a shilling, and I gave you the only sixpence I had.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 85). I saw the prisoner enter Mr. Willin
<lb/>gale's shop—he came out eating some bread and cheese—I said "I shall arrest you for uttering a counterfeit coin at Mr. Priest's, 11, Circus</p>
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<p>Street, on Friday, the 12th—he said "All right"—I took him to the station, where Mrs. Willingale's daughter and Kate Reeves picked him out from among other men—I found on him a sixpence and fourpence—he gave his address, 46, East Street, which I found correct—that is in the same neighbourhood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-126" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA WILLINGALE</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother—I went into the shop behind the prisoner—I went to the station with my mother and identified him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector to Her Majesty's Mint—this is a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I do not know the shop, and was never in the shop in my life. I gave sixpence to Mrs. Willin
<lb/>gale, and she gave me fourpence change."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HANKAN</persName> </hi>. I am a news agent and tobacconist, of 8, Forest Row, Dalston—in November, at 3 p.m., Murray came in for half an ounce of shag—my mother served him, and I saw a shilling on the counter—I told him it was bad—he said "I have been at work cabinet making this morning, and received 2
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murray.</hi> You had a tin box in your hand—I did not pull the tobacco out of your hand—I said "Do you want the tobacco or not? perhaps you have no more money," and you said that you had another shilling in your box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jackson.</hi> I have books and periodicals in my window, and you were looking between them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BUCKLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 441). I received information from Hankan, who went with me to Queen's Road, where we saw the prisoners—I said "You have been to this man's shop and passed a bad shilling "—Murray said "What are you talking about?"—I said "You will both have to go with me to the station"—I took them there, searched them,</p>
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<p>and found on Murray this tin box, a sixpence, fourpence, and this bad shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I only found a knife on Jackson—I charged them with passing a bad coin—Murray said "I deny it myself"—Jackson said nothing—Murray gave his address 4, Dunstan Street, and Jackson 4, London Place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murray.</hi> The address you gave me was correct—you went quietly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This is a bad shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Murray called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker, of 35, Boundary Street, Shoreditch, and work for myself—on the day you were arrested you had no employment, and I asked you to take a washstand and sell it for me, and you were to have all you got for it over 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I received 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from you shortly after dinner time that day—you told me that you had gained 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of it—I advised you to go home, as you had had some drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHEATLEY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Secretary to St. Giles' Mission</hi>). I went to your employer, who told me he had no work for you that morning—you had been at work for him continuously up to Saturday evening—he gave you a good character, and said that he had known you several years, working for him honestly and respectably, and had never known anything wrong of you—a gentleman in Moorfields likewise gave you a character for many years as a respectable, hard-working man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Murray in his defence stated that he got the shilling in change for a florin which he got for selling the washstand for his cousin, and did not know it was bad.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Jackson stated that he went for a stroll with Murray, and saw him put down the shilling, but did not know it was bad.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COOKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-136" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH LITTLECHILD</persName> </hi>. On 24th September I was serving at a bazaar in Cranbourne Street, Leicester Square, kept by Levy Barber, and about 9.30 p.m. the prisoner bought a purse, price 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a bad florin—I said "This is bad"—he said "Well, what are you going to do with it?"—I said "I shall give you in custody for passing bad money"—he said "I had it given to me in Billingsgate Market for pushing a truck"—I gave him in custody with the florin—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-137" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BLAKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 297) The prisoner was given into my charge with this florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I said "Is this all you have?"—he said "Yes, I have no other money"—I searched him and found a good florin and a halfpenny—he said he got the coin for pushing a barrow in Billingsgate Market that morning—he was remanded till 30th December, and then discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-138" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WATERTON</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Well and Bucket Tavern, Bethnal Green Road—on November 6th I served the prisoner with half a pint of ale; he gave me a bad half-crown—I said "This is bad"—he said "Oh, is it?" and gave me a good florin—I gave him a shilling, six
<lb/>pence, and fivepence—I showed the coin to a man named Davis, who handed it back to the prisoner—it was smooth to the touch and gritty to the teeth—my teeth sank in it—it was very light.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-139" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER YARDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Buck's Head Tavern,</p>
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<p>Bethnal Green—on 6th November, about 10.15, the prisoner gave me a bad half-crown for a twopenny cigar—I was getting over the counter and he ran out; Jones and I followed him and brought him back, and he was given in charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-140" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-140" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH JONES</persName> </hi>. I was at the Buck's Head and saw Mr. Yardley attempt to get over the counter—I then saw the prisoner and chased him; he put his hand in his trousers-pocket and threw something which I did not see, but it jingled in the gutter—I took him back to the house—the gutter was searched, but nothing was found, as there was so much water.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861122-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861122-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-141" type="surname" value="YARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-141" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL YARLEY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Buck's Head—on November 6th my son showed me a bad half-crown after the prisoner was brought back—I gave it to the constable with two others which I had taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-142" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FARMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner, and Mr. Yardley marked the half-crown and gave it to me—I searched him, and found a florin, 11 shillings, four sixpences, and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, all good—as soon as I got outside a man and woman attempted to get the prisoner from me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and florin are counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-18861122 t18861122-22-punishment-16"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861122-23-offence-1 t18861122-name-146"/>William Hornsby</persName> a purse, a metal token, a quarter-anna, and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLUER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Martin.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-147" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LYTHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On the evening of 22nd October I was in Bishopsgate Street with Outram—we watched the prisoners and saw them turn into Clark's Passage—Martin looked in all the five doors of the Magpie and Punch Bowl, Jones being immediately behind him—they then entered by the second door in Bishopsgate Street, and in 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour Jones came out with Hornsby and turned into Clark's Place—immediately after this Martin came out and followed them into Camomile Street and joined them, and they went into a private compartment in the Saracen's Head, where they remained about half an hour—on coming out they stood at the end of the court, and the prisoners appeared to have some difficulty in getting rid of the prosecutor—they walked towards St. Mary Axe, Jones led the prosecutor across the road and against a carrier's cart-wheel standing still—they left him, Jones crossed underneath the horse's head and went along in the direction of Martin, who had gone back on the opposite side of the street—they turned into St. Mary Axe, which brought them into Hounds
<lb/>ditch—I had noticed the prosecutor was very drunk—Sergeant Miles came up and took charge of the prosecutor, and after following them I arrested Jones, and Outram arrested Martin—I brought Jones back to where Martin and Outram were struggling together—I had hold of Jones by the left hand and caught hold of Martin by the right hand—his right hand was in his right-hand trousers pocket—he endeavoured to get it out, but could not do so—I got this knife out of his pocket—directly I withdrew my hand he withdrew his, and I heard some money fall out on</p>
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<p>the pavement—Jones began to struggle with me; I left hold of Martin and Miles came to the assistance of Outram—I conveyed Jones to the station, and the prosecutor came with me—when charged at the station they were searched, and a small brass token and a quarter-anna were found on Martin and some money—the prosecutor was unable to give us any
<lb/>thing definite at all, he first said he had 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and then 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—it was about halt-past 7 when the prisoners were arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. No money that could be identified by the prosecutor was found in Martin's possession—the token was sold in the streets a few weeks ago; it has the Lord's Prayer on it—I do not know that two of the tokens were found on Martin—I did not see the prisoner's hand in the prosecutor's pocket—the inspector asked the prosecutor how much he had lost, and he at first said 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., then 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and then 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and then he did not know how much—he knew he had lost his purse, but not where, or who had taken it—he said he had seen it when he went into the public-house—the purse has not been found.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-148" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER OUTRAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Lythall watching the prisoners—I arrested Martin—I said "lama police officer, I shall take you into custody for being concerned with another man in robbing a young man who was drunk"—he struggled hard to get away—I pushed him into Houndsditch—he said, "Who are you? do you want to rob me?"—I said "No"—I said, "I am a police officer"—Lythall caught hold of his right hand, and soon after I heard something fall on the ground—I went with them to the station—I searched Martin, and found in his right-hand trousers pocket some money—he said, "That is mine "—I said, "How much is there?"—he said, "About 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—I counted it, and found 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., this small anna, and a token—he gave a correct address—on Jones was found 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze, but nothing relating to this charge—Jones gave the address of an empty house—Martin at the station said he did not know the other man, pointing to Jones.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861122-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861122-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-149" type="surname" value="HORNSBY"/>
<interp inst="t18861122-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HORNSBY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and live at 30, Forest Lane, Stratford—on 22nd October I was very drunk in Bishopsgate—the two prisoners came into the public-house after me—I had a purse containing between 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with a quarter-anna and a brass token with the Lord's Prayer written small on it—I am sure this quarter-anna is mine, and that I had it with me—one of the prisoners filled my pipe—I had a watch and chain on, that was safe—I told the inspector after I had had a pipe I came over queer, and do not recollect what occurred after that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GALLOPN</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Magpie and Punchbowl, Bishopsgate—on 22nd October the prosecutor came in, perfectly sober—Martin and Jones came in, and had a conversation with the prosecutor, and ordered drink all round—the prosecutor was perfectly sober when he left.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 35, Greek Street, and am a tailor—on Friday afternoon, 5th November, I went into a public-house in Parker Street with the prisoner and another man—I paid for beer for thorn—they asked me to go to the skittle-alley with them; I said I had no time—the man with the prisoner felt in my coat pocket—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. out of my trousers pocket—the prisoner held me by the arms, so that I got blue marks on them—on the following afternoon, Saturday, I went to the same public-house with two police officers, where we saw the prisoner, and I gave him in charge—I swear he is the man that held me while the other robbed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You followed me out of the public-house directly after the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-154" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am landlady of the King's Arms public-house, Parker Street—I saw the prosecutor, the prisoner, and another man in my house on this afternoon drinking together—one of the men asked the prosecutor to go and play at skittles—I said we did not allow any one in there with drink—they were both the worse for drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You followed out of my house directly after the other man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On Saturday afternoon, 6th November, I went to the King's Arms, Parker Street, with the prosecutor—I saw the prisoner there, and took him into custody—I told him I was a police officer, and that he would be charged with being concerned with another in robbing the prosecutor on the previous afternoon, 5th November—he said, "I did have the money"—when the charge was read to the prisoner he said, "I will plead guilty"—he had been drinking, but was quite sober enough to understand what he said.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The struggle began on the other side of the City Road, and you struck him in the middle of the road—I came across as soon as I could—you tried to get away—you did not have a chance to run.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 240). I saw a crowd and a struggle between the prisoner and the prosecutor in the City Road—I assisted to take the prisoner to the station—I searched him in the City Road—I did not find the watch on him—he said a woman had it, he had not had it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the man robbed—he was lying down—you all knocked him down, and you held him by the shoulders while the others ran up King Street—I did not see you hit him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 24
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<hi rend="italic">There were five other indictments against the prisoner Walker.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">For Cases tried in Third Court, Wednesday, see Kent Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-195" type="given" value="ALFRED ARTHUR"/>ALFRED ARTHUR BUTCHER</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, of 31, Senior Street, Harrow Road—on 19th November, between 9 and 9.30, I was in the Golden Cross bar at Charing Cross—I did not see the prisoner come in—the first thing that drew my attention to him was his placing a cartridge on the counter; he did not say anything when he did so—I said I thought it a strange thing to put on the counter of a public-house, and I said "I think it is a revolver cartridge"—I was standing about a yard away from him—he said "That would be enough to kill you"—I turned my head towards him, and saw something bright; he pulled it like from his pocket—I drew back; just drew my head on one side—I saw the revolver in his hand; he pointed it at me, and it went "bang," and I heard a bottle smash at the back of me—the prisoner was very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bar curves very slightly—the prisoner had on a great heavy Ulster; he had asked for drink, but was refused—I had never seen him before—I was not struck—directly he put up the revolver it went off—the bottle that was broken was about two yards from my head; to the left of me—the prisoner made no attempt to fire the other chambers of the revolver; he went quietly to the station—I did not feel the bullet whistle by me—I had a headache.</p>
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<p>would have hit him; it struck a bottle behind the counter—the prisoner was standing about a yard back from the counter, and about three yards from the bottle, and about a yard from the prosecutor—the bottle was about a foot to the prosecutor's right.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor had his face sideways to the bottle at the time the shot was fired.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861122-name-197" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOOKER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Golden Cross Shades—I saw the prisoner come into the bar; I refused to serve him—I then walked away to another part of the bar, while there I heard a report; I turned round and went towards the prisoner—he was then in the hands of the prosecutor and a constable—I afterwards saw the broken bottle; it had been standing on a shelf just above the counter—the shelf was over six feet high—I picked up a flattened bullet immediately under the shelf, and gave it to the inspector—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was very much too drunk for me to serve him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 462). I went to the Golden Cross on hearing the report of firearms—I saw the prisoner in the bar; he had his hand in his pocket—I held his arms—the prosecutor assisted me, and I took from his right-hand pocket this revolver—it had six chambers; one was discharged, the other five were loaded—the prosecutor said the prisoner had attempted to shoot him—I took him to the station; he was drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). I was at the police-station when the prisoner was brought in; I took the charge and read it over to him—he said "I can assure you I did not fire"—he was drunk at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say "I did not fire intentionally," his words were "I assure you I did not fire"—this is not an easy trigger to move, I should call it rather hard.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for assaulting the same person,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 913). I was called, and Mr. Nana said, "I will have this man locked up for passing this two-shilling
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a painter—my father asked me on the 20th if I could remember what took place on the 16th—I was not at the police-court, because I went to get some work for my father, and got blocked going home with the barrow, or I should have been there—I do not go to the Britannia very often, but that is the theatre I generally go to—I cannot tell you where I was on October 9th, the previous Saturday—no one was with me but my brother, nor did we meet anyone we knew—the pit door opens at 6 o'clock, and the price is 6
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