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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANSON, MAYOR. SECOND SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SALTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-3" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA RABY</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 1, Victoria Place, Shadwell—on the morning of 20th November I was at 5, Victoria Place, a friend's house—I got back home between twenty minutes to 1 and 1 o'clock—we occupy the whole house—I had left nobody there, but had left the door ajar—when I came in I saw the prisoner and another young man, a sailor, in the downstairs parlour—there was no woman there—I said "Young man, what are you doing there?"—he said "I think I came here with a young woman"—I said "You have made a mistake, you have come into the wrong house"—the prisoner looked perfectly sober; the other man was very drunk—the prisoner made no answer, so I laid my baby on the bed and said "You have made a mistake"—he drew a white-handled knife out of his trousers pocket and opened it and put it right through the upper part of my left arm—I saw the knife quite plain in his hand—I said "Oh, young man, you have stabbed me, "and I ran back to 5, Victoria Terrace, where a young man lay dead—I told my husband, who was there, that I was stabbed—I remained there, but hearing screams from the direction of my house I ran back there and saw my husband lying on the floor, and the prisoner was jobbing a knife in his shoulder and left side, I think he got four or five stabs in the back—I called three or four men to take him to the hospital—the prisoner ran out—I afterwards saw him taken into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner said he thought he had come there with two girls, not that he came there with one—I had been with my husband</p>
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<p>at No. 5, staying there with a woman whose husband was dead—three or four single women live at No. 1, each in a different room; the house is not a brothel, but quite a respectable house—there has never been to my knowledge complaints of violence to sailors or to the police about this house, or of robberies of sailors—I have lived there three months; my husband had been there all the time—I was in trouble for assault once when I was innocent, and twice when guilty—I have never been accused of robbing sailors—the prisoner did not try to stop me when I went away—when I went in and asked what he was doing there, the prisoner spoke quite civilly and said "I think I and my friend came here with two girls"—I said "I think you have made a mistake," and on that he got up, opened his knife, and stabbed me in my arm—I then went to fetch my husband—in two minutes my husband came back—he ran out as fast as he could when I said I was stabbed—when I was in the room there was nobody else there but the prisoner and his shipmate and my baby, who was asleep on the bed—I left my baby and went for my husband, who came to save it—I gave the prisoner no provocation—I believe he stabbed his friend—a doctor said his friend was wounded—I never said anything before about his stabbing his friend—I have not since threatened the friend, I have not seen him, nor has my husband since we were before the Magistrate—my husband was on the ground quite helpless when the prisoner was stabbing him—I saw no struggle—immediately after the prisoner ran from the house down the street as fast as he could; I did not take my eyes off him from the time of his stabbing my husband till he ran down the street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know the friend's name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-4" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD RABY</persName> </hi>. On 20th November I was at No. 5, Victoria Place with my wife—we had only left an old woman upstairs at our house—my wife went home a little after 1 o'clock, and after about five minutes she came running back, saying she was stabbed in the arm—she was bleeding down her wrist—I went back to fetch the baby—I went into the room we occupied; the prisoner was behind the door—he stabbed me in the chest—I turned round quick; he shut the door—I struggled with him—I went down to get hold of his legs, and he stabbed me four times in the back and shoulder—I tossed him over my shoulder, opened the door, and got out—I could just see the white handle of a knife—two or three men took me to the hospital, where I am being attended to now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Another man was in the room, with the prisoner, sitting on a chair; the old woman was also in the room—he had not injured the old woman, nor the baby, nor his friend that I know of—I saw him make no attack on his friend—the prisoner ran out of the room directly after me—I was kneeling on the ground while he stabbed me in the back—I fell on the ground, and then I got up quick and opened the door—I left the room first—I felt very faint, but I threw him over my back; a chair was in his way—the old woman, the pri
<lb/>soner, and the prisoner's friend were in the room at the time; nobody else was in the house—he did not pursue me down the street—I saw him run along the top of the street—I spoke to a young fellow, who said he would run after him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-5" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Victoria Place, Shadwell—on the morning of 20th November I was at the top of the house—I first saw</p>
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<p>the prisoner about 1 o'clock or a little after; I had not let him in—I heard somebody downstairs, and saw the prisoner and another—I asked what they wanted—they said they did not want me—the
<hi rend="italic">missus</hi> was out; I told them I would call her; they would not go out—the prisoner stabbed Raby and then his wife, and a young: woman broke the window and put the baby out of the window, or else he was going to cut its head off—I sent for the wife, and waited till she came—Raby came in first; they both came in together—I had the baby upstairs—I went to take it upstairs—the husband laid it on the bed—he was crying out "The baby, the baby," when I went downstairs—I was downstairs in that room when the wife came in; the husband came in after the wife—a young woman broke the window and put the baby through—I put the baby through the window—the prisoner stabbed me through the arm and breast; he did not say anything when he did it—I was frightened—I was examined by a doctor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Only Raby and his wife, I and my husband live at 1, Victoria Place; that is all; no women, live there except I and Mrs. Raby—I swear they have two young men lodgers, no one else—I never saw it as anything but a respectable house—I don't know if I was the first to discover the prisoner there—I saw the prisoner and another sea
<lb/>faring man there—no one else was in the room when I went downstairs—I had the baby upstairs till they came down—I brought it down and gave it to the mother—Raby came in first, and then the wife—I was present and saw the whole thing—the husband was not above a couple of yards or a yard in front of the wife—the husband said "You have made a mistake; you are in the wrong house; you had better go out"—the prisoner got out the knife, and said he should not go out—Raby said "You had better go out, my friend"—the prisoner did not seem to be drunk—he stabbed Raby first in Mrs. Raby's presence, and then he stabbed Mrs. Raby—he stabbed me—he did not stab the baby, but, he said he would cut its head off; that made a young woman break the window to get the baby out—then the prisoner ran away down the street—I have never been in trouble for assault, nor for robbing sailors—I have been in this house about 11 months—nothing has occurred during the time I have been there to lead me to believe it was a house in winch a respectable woman should not live.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-6" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRYAN</persName> </hi>. I am going on for 15—I live at 8, Victoria Place—on the night of the 19th, or the morning of the 20th, I heard cries of "Murder!" and I rushed to No. 1, and as I passed the window I saw the prisoner, who had Raby on the ground, jobbing a knife into him—I pushed the door open with my foot; he made a job at me; I ran out—the prisoner ran down the street; his chest was open—he came at me—I flung a stone at him, and stopped him; he made off again, and ran to the Wesleyan chapel, and down a place where there was no thorough-fare; he then ran towards Prospect Place—I ran towards Cannon Street and told a constable the man was down a court—I next saw the prisoner in charge—I saw a knife in his hand—if he ran straight along from Victoria Court to Prospect Place he would pass 252, Cable Street—I saw him running towards there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am no relation of Cornelius Bryan—I turned the handle of the door and pushed it with my foot—I went to try and save Raby's life—women's voices were calling "Murder!"—I saw the</p>
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<p>prisoner stabbing Baby, and Mrs. Scott handing the baby out to my sister, who broke a window to get the baby away—I did not see Mrs. Baby there while the stabbing was going on—no one else was there except Baby, Mrs. Scott, the baby, and the prisoner—the prisoner had nothing on but his shirt, trousers, and braces—I know Mr. and Mrs. Baby quite well—I live quite near them—I know Mrs. Scott—she is kind—they have not talked to me about this case; on Sunday night they told me when I had to come here—I have not had a conversation with Mrs. Baby or Mrs. Scott about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am no relation to the other Bryan—I live not far from Victoria Place—I am sure this is the knife.</p>
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<lb/>siderable length.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This knife was first shown to me at the police-court a day or two after the occurrence—there is a little rust on the large blade, and rust of a similar kind on the smaller blade.</p>
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<lb/>mercial Road—on 20th November I was called to King David Lane Station, where I examined Elizabeth Scott and Sophia Raby—I found a punctured wound on Scott's arm, about 2 inches long, bleeding freely—the other woman had a similar wound on the arm—I examined a sailor as well—he had an incised wound on the little finger of his left hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was a foreign sailor—his wound bled freely—Mrs. Raby's only wound was what I have described—her hand was not bleeding—if a woman broke a pane of glass she would probably cut her hand severely—it would depend on how she did it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He-examined.</hi> The wounds on the woman could not have been caused by breaking a window.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 448). At half-past 1 on 20th November I saw the prisoner coming from the direction of Shadwell and Cable Street and run down Prospect Place—I followed, and took him into custody—on the way to the station he said that he and another man, his mate, had met two women, and went into this house, and were going to remain with them all night, and paid 2
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I arrested him about 50 yards from 252, Cable Street—I received information from a boy about him when I got there—I found the prisoner lived at a Sailors' Home, a very respectable place—he said he had only been a fortnight or three weeks in this country, and was a sailor attached to his ship—at the station he was searched; nothing was found on him, not even a farthing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). I took the charge—the prisoner was drunk, I should say, and so was the other sailor—Cornelius Bryan produced the knife at the station; I sent a constable back with him, and Bryan obtained it—No. 1, Victoria Place is a brothel.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is one of the worst brothels in the neighbourhood—Sophia Raby's mother kept it, and she herself keeps it now—foreign sailors get cleaned out there.</p>
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<p>70.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>71.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-71-offence-1 t18861213-name-21"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed in the Post-office.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>72.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-72-offence-1 t18861213-name-23"/>Charles Hodges</persName>, and stealing from him a bag and 30
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>73.
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, indecent assault.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>74.
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-28" type="given" value="EDITH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-74-offence-1 t18861213-name-28"/>Edith Judge</persName>, girls under 13.
<hi rend="italic">Second Counts</hi>, indecent assaults.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-74-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-74-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of indecent assault.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18861213-74-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-74-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-74-18861213 t18861213-74-punishment-6"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>75.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR ANNESLEY*</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18861213-75-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18861213-75-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>76.
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<interp inst="t18861213-76-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin after a conviction in May, 1884, of unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession, with intent to utter it.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18861213-76-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Years' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1866.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>77.
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, charging-Knight with felo
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLETCHER, MOTT</hi>, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">FULLER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-77-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18861213-77-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-36" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW CRANSTOUN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman M</hi> 237). On 9th November, about 9.30 p.m., I was in Southwark Street, and saw Fletcher carrying these three bags (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on his shoulders—I spoke to him, and after what he said to me I took him to the station, where he made another state
<lb/>ment—the bags contained tartaric acid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-37" type="surname" value="OLDHAMPSTEAD"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OLDHAMPSTEAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On the night of November 9th I received Fletcher into my custody—in consequence of the statement he made to me, I went on the following day to Messrs. Harvest's premises, and saw Mott and spoke to him, and in consequence of what he said I took him in custody—I then saw Fuller; he also made a statement to me, and I handed him over to Saunders, another detective, who took him to the station—from information we then had we went to 90, Villiers Street, Walworth, a grocer's shop kept by Knight—I saw him and said "Mr. Knight"—he said "Yes"—I said, "We are police officers; we have three men in custody named Ephraim Mott, Fletcher, and Fuller, charged with stealing a quantity of tartaric acid from their employers, Messrs. Harvest and Co., of Dowgate Dock; they have stated that you received it through Messrs. Carter Paterson and Co., and also Messrs. Pickford"—he said, "I don't know these men, nor have I received any tartaric acid"—I said, "They state that you received about 1 cwt. On Friday, the 5th inst., from a man named Knock in the employ of Messrs. Pickford and Co."—he said, "I have not received anything at all from Messrs. Pickford and Co., or of Carter Paterson, and I don't know anything of these men"—I said, "Have you any tartaric acid by you?"—he produced a tin containing about 2lb. I should think, and said, "This is all I have, I have had it for some time"—I said, "Have you invoices or any entries in your books with reference to tartaric acid?"—he said, "No, I have none, I have not bought any"—I told him we should take him to the City, where he would be charged with receiving a quantity of tartaric acid from these men, meaning Mott, Fuller, and Fletcher, well knowing it to have been stolen—I also said, "They state that you paid them 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound for it through a man named Fisher"—that was the first time the name of Fisher had been mentioned—he said, "I know nothing of these men, and I never bought any"—I believe he said he knew Fisher, but he denied that he knew either Fuller or Fletcher or Mott—when he was charged he said, "You say the 5th November?"—the inspector said in my presence, "On or about"—the</p>
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<p>following day the three prisoners and Fisher and Knight were at the station together, and I said to Matt, Fletcher, and Fuller, "Is this the man," pointing to Fisher, "that you allude to as Fisher as being the man you saw with Knight and received the money from?"—Mott said "Yes," and Fuller nodded his head.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Fisher was charged at the Mansion House—I took him in custody upon the statements that the three men had made to me—the case was heard before the Lord Mayor, I think, on the first occasion; on the second occasion I was in the hospital; he was dis
<lb/>charged—I said at the Mansion House, "They sent it to you by Carter Paterson, and they said you paid 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a pound for it through a man named Fisher, he made no reply to that"—that is true—I believe now that he said he knew Fisher, I would not like to be positive; he said something after leaving the shop, and I believe it was Fisher—Knight sells all sorts of things at his shop—I believe it to be a respectable neighbourhood—I do not know that he has lived there 15 years, I have no reason to doubt it—I have nothing to say against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been in hospital, and have not made any inquiries about the case; Saunders has.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-38" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Oldhampstead when he arrested the prisoners—I have heard his evidence to-day; it is quite true—on the 10th, while Oldhampstead was gone for the prosecutor, I was alone with Knight; he put his hands in his trousers pocket; and said, "I want some refreshments, but I changed my trousers, and have got no money, when are they coming back? I don't know these men, I never had any dealings with them, Fisher did not work there," mean
<lb/>ing Messrs. Harvest's—I said "Mott states that he was with Fisher when you gave Usher the money"—he replied "I know he was not"—I said "If you wish; you can give me information where it is"—he replied "I have sold it; if I tell you who to, he will get into trouble as well as me for buying it under price, but I will wait and see when they come back"—Fisher was not in custody when Knight made this statement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That is all the conversation we had with reference to the charge—I did not say to him, "If you tell me what you have done with the acid it will be much lighter for you, if we can trace it"—I swear that I never said that or anything like it—it is not my duty to open people's mouths, but if they put a leading question we can do so; the leading question here was when he commenced the conversation with respect to the men in custody, and saying he didn't know these men, and would wait and see when they they came back—I took this conversation down a few minutes afterwards—I had this paper (
<hi rend="italic">prefaced</hi>) at the Mansion House; I did not produce it because I was not asked, and it was fresh in my memory.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-39" type="surname" value="KNOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-39" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KNOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Villiers Street, Walworth, and am a carman in the employ of Pickford's—I knew Fletcher, and I knew that he worked at Harvest and Co.'s—on 3rd November he spoke to me in the Trinity Arms, Trinity Street, Borough, and in consequence of what he said, on the morning of 5th November I went to his house and got a bag weighing about one hundredweight—I did not see the contents, but it appeared to be the same as this produced, and felt like this—I took it in my van, but I did not book it—from what Fletcher said I took it to Knight's shop; I saw him, and said "I have got a bag for you," he</p>
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<p>pointed in the shop, and told me to put it down—no paper was signed nor was any receipt given—Fletcher gave me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for doing this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am in the habit of calling for goods at different warehouses—I have not been calling at the prosecutor's many times—I took tins for Fletcher as a friend, something like that, and it not being in the ordinary way of business I should not enter it on my way bill—I used my employer's horse and van—I have not done that very often for a friend, but if my cart was empty I would not mind giving a friend a lift.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I would not again carry a sack and get 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I have been dismissed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-40" type="surname" value="HOOPER"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-40" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at 120, Southwark Bridge Road, and am agent for Carter Paterson—on 21st October I received from the prisoner Fletcher a bag containing about one hundredweight of what he de
<lb/>scribed as sherbet—I delivered it next day to Carter Paterson's van boy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-41" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-41" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 60, Norris Street, Haggerston, and am a carter in the empley of Carter Paterson and Co.—on 22nd October I collected a sack from 120, Southwark Bridge Road, for Knight of Was worth, and I took it to the head office at 128, Goswell Road—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the collecting-sheet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-42" type="surname" value="COLE"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Lamb Alley, Bermondsey, and am a carman in the employ of Carter Paterson and Co.—on 22nd October I received from my depot a sack for Knight, of Villiers Street, Walworth—I knew Knight by sight, and delivered it to him and he signed for it—this is my sheet (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) and this is his writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a tall bag, about 2 feet 6 in high, and might have weighed three quarters of a hundredweight—it was addressed with a label in a businesslike way, there was no concealment about the thing at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know where it came from.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-43" type="surname" value="HARVEST"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-43" type="given" value="DANIEL RICHARD"/>DANIEL RICHARD HARVEST</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of W. and D. Harvest, drysalters of Dowgate Dock—amongst other things we deal in tartaric acid—the prisoners Mott, Fuller, and Fletcher have been in my employment as porters, Mott and Fuller for a considerable time—they would have access to the floor where this commodity is kept—I do not know Knight; he has had no dealings with me to my knowledge—the prisoners would have no business whatever to dispose of things from my premises—I last took stock on the 1st January last—after this matter came to my knowledge through the police, I went through the stock again, and found a loss in weight of over 6,000 lb., the market value of which is between 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—sherbet is a thing we also keep in stock, and is similar in appearance to tartaric acid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The stuff charged in the indictment is worth 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a hundredweight, and the sherbet about 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a hundredweight—ready-money customers are very exceptional with us; we have over 1,000 customers, but they are all credit customers—I am the second partner—if a person came in and bought some goods and wished them to be sent to his place, we should require a reference before we sent them even if they brought gold—it is not our course of business, we are wholesale</p>
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<p>dealers—we sell to grocers—we should not sell to a man who came and wanted so much, without a reference; that is our system.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-77-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-77-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-77-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLETCHER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18861213-77-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-77-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-77-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-77-18861213 t18861213-77-punishment-9"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOTT, FULLER</hi>, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18861213-77-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-77-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-77-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-77-18861213 t18861213-77-punishment-10"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-77-18861213 t18861213-77-punishment-10"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-77-18861213 t18861213-77-punishment-10"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>78.
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<interp inst="def1-78-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-78-18861213" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def1-78-18861213" type="surname" value="SELBY"/>
<interp inst="def1-78-18861213" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK SELBY</hi>
<rs id="t18861213-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-78-18861213 t18861213-alias-1"/>
<hi rend="italic">alias</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SIMMONDS</hi> </rs> (19)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-78-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-78-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-78-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t18861213-78-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-78-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-78-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to feloniously uttering a forged order for the payment of 48
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18861213-78-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-78-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-78-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-78-18861213 t18861213-78-punishment-11"/>Eighteen Months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18861213-79" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18861213"/>
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<p>79.
<persName id="def1-79-18861213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-79-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-79-18861213" type="age" value="32"/>
<interp inst="def1-79-18861213" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="def1-79-18861213" type="given" value="WILLIAM HAROLD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAROLD MILLER</hi> (32)</persName>
<rs id="t18861213-79-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-79-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-79-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-46" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-46" type="surname" value="AVORY"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-46" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-47" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-47" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the London Open Stock ex
<lb/>change, 20, Great Winchester Street, City—Mr. Dawson was in partner
<lb/>ship with me, but he is now dead—prior to the 29th I had known the prisoner for two or three months as a client, and had done some business for him, and he occasionally called at our office—when he called there he might go in and out of the inner office—that is where I keep my cheque-book—on the 29th September I received this letter, and acting upon it I sent a cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to the address given in hat letter; it was filled up by Mr. Dawson and signed by me, "Fay W. H. Miller or order," and is endorsed "W. H. Miller"—it has been cashed, and has passed through my account—I can't speak to the opera-glasses mentioned in that letter, I have heard about them—3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was the amount due to the prisoner at that time—up to that time I knew no address where he resided—I had seen him on the 29th September, and did not see him after that till he was in custody—some time after 1st October, when my, pass-book came back from the bank Mr. Dawson discovered in it this cheque for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and showed it to me—it is dated 28th September, and is "Fay Walter Allen, Esq., 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," the signature is some imitation of mine—the body of the cheque is also an imitation of the filling in of the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. cheque—it is not signed by me or by my authority, it is a forgery—when I saw that, I examined my cheque-book and found two forma missing from the end; this is one of the forms—I immediately com
<lb/>municated with the bank, and they have taken these proceedings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I deal in stocks and shares; it is a new thing which I started myself five years ago—we have to clear with the Stock Ex
<lb/>change—I am a stock jobber, I am not a member of the Stock Exchange—I have a number of people in my office, but not women as a rule—my partner died on Sunday last—I believe the prisoner was in communica
<lb/>tion with him on or about the 29th or 80th September and 1st October—I have seen letters, I know Mr. Dawson was in communication with the prisoner about the time of this cheque for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this is the letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>). (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Wednesday, September 29th, 1886. Mr. Dawson. Dear Sir (Personal).—Summoned home to my apartments, I found one of my Glasgow people waiting me, and shall perhaps leave for Scotland with him in the morning. I send the opera-glasses herewith, please care for them until my return. Business. I bought 200 Brighton A's, at' 15 1/4, and sold at 15 7/8, a profit 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., added to a commission cover makes 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I just owe a bill of that amount, so please post me an open cheque for same, so as I get it in the morning.") The cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188612130010"/>
<p>would have reached him either on the evening of the 29th or the morn
<lb/>ing of the 30th—the forged cheque is dated 28th, and is an open cheque to order; it is not crossed—it was cashed on 1st October—I have my pass-book here—my cheque-book was kept in a drawer in the inner office—I have an exchange office for the public generally, and an office for myself—I have a great many people come in there, and this drawer might be left open—I have live persons assisting me in my business; they have no right to go in my private room, but they could get in there and so could you—I never saw the prisoner write—this is a very bad imitation of my signature, but I would not say the bank clerk was an idiot to cash it, because of my stamp being upon it—if I had been a bank clerk I should have done very wrong to have cashed a cheque like that—my name ends with "n," but on this cheque it ends with "m," it is a blunder
<lb/>ing signature—I said at once when it was handed tome "That is a forgery, and I will have nothing to do with it"—I don't know who is meant by Mr. Allen; I know a Mr. Allen, I saw him once, he is a member of the London Stock Exchange; he has nothing to do with me, and I have had no transactions with him—I have not the slightest idea why that cheque was made out payable to him—Mr. Dawson never knew him—my clerks would not know the members of the Stock Exchange, the members themselves don't know each other, if you looked in the Directory you could see them—I don't know whether Mr. Walter Allen is a pemanent member of the Stock Exchange, and whether he has been
<hi rend="italic">hammered</hi> up to the present time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> All my cheques are stamped with "London Open Stock Exchange," and that would appear before the cheques were filled up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-48" type="surname" value="ROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-48" type="given" value="HENRY TRACY"/>HENRY TRACY ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier of the London and County Bank at Fenchurch Street, the head office—the London Open Stock Exchange have an account there, and their cheques are signed by Mr. Chapman as manager—this cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., dated 29th September, was cashed by me over the counter on the 30th; it was then endorsed as it is now "Pay bearer"—this cheque for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., dated 28th September, was cashed by me over the counter on 1st October, and I gave in exchange one 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note and three 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes; these are them (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have no recollection whatever of the person who cashed the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-49" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-49" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England—I produce these cancelled notes—they were cashed at the Bank of England for gold on 1st October—they were endorsed at the time by the person presenting them "Coe, 37, Percival Street."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We always require the person who wants to change notes to write his name on them—I am the custodian of all the notes that have been cashed in this way—it was the old practice generally to ask them to write their name on the front of the first note if there was more than one—it is unusual to find the name on the back of the note—it is the clerk's duty who takes it to see the name put on the face of the note.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is no endorsement except on this one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-50" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the service of the London Open Stock Exchange—I knew Mr. Dawson—he is dead—I have seen him dead.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-51" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-51" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the officer in charge of this case—I was</p>
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<p>present at the police-court when Mr. Dawson was examined—the pri
<lb/>soner had an opportunity of cross-examining him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was represented there—the, deposition of Mr. Dawson was read over in the prisoner's presence. (
<hi rend="italic">Reed:</hi> "I know" the defendant, I received this letter marked A. I never saw him write. I borrowed a pair of opera glasses of the defendant; he sent them to, me by a messenger. I drew this cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; Mr. Chapman signed it; it was sent by post to the defendant. I know nothing of cheque C; the body of it is not in my writing; I never signed it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-52" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-52" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-52" type="given" value="ARITHUR"/>ARITHUR JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I was a hairdresser, at 215, Great College Street, Camden Town, on 29th September last—I knew, the prisoner in the name of Mr. Miller—he never lodged at my house—I have taken in letters for him there in the name of Miller, and he has called for them—about nine or ten weeks ago he had them taken in for two or three days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I occasionally take in letters when I am required to do so—I do not know what is in the letters.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-53" type="surname" value="PICKWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-53" type="given" value="MARY ANN ELIZABETH"/>MARY ANN ELIZABETH PICKWORTH</persName> </hi>. I live at 98, Camden Street, Camden Town—I know the prisoner; he lodged with me for three months, and left about the middle of October—I knew him in the name of Harold Hathaway; he asked me to take in letters in the name of Miller, and I think one letter came in that name—some time after he left I received this letter from the prisoner, dated 2nd November, asking me to send on any letters to Imperial Chambers, Cursitor Street, Chancery Lane—it is signed in the name I knew him in, Hathaway—I afterwards gave that letter to the police constable when he came to see me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He told me once, shortly after he came to me, that he had lost some money, and asked me if any one had been in his rooms—he said something about his portmanteau, that he had lost 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of it, out of a purse in which he had 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he paid me everything in advance—I understood he wrote for the papers—there was no concealment while he was with me—he was a perfectly respectable lodger.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-54" type="surname" value="DENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-54" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DENNETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Percival Street, Clerkenwell—no person named Coe lived there on 1st October last.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-55" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-55" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I had a warrant for the prisoner's apprehension, and on 16th November I was watching Imperial Chambers, Cursitor Street—I had spoken to the proprietor before that—no name of Hathaway was up there—on 16th November the prisoner came up in a Hansom's cab, went into the hall of the chambers and spoke to the porter and almost immediately ran down the steps into the street and got into the cab—I spoke to the porter, and from what he told me I ran after the prisoner and said "What is your name?"—he said "Hathaway"—I said "I am a police officer and you must go with me"—he got out of the cab and went back to the Imperial Chambers and hotel—I took him to No. 1 room, which had been previously pointed out to me as his room—I said "This is your room?"—he said "Yes"—I said "I hold a warrant for the arrest of a man named W. H. Miller, and I believe you are the man;" I showed him the letter marked "A" re
<lb/>lating to Mr. Dawson, and the cheques—he took them and read the letter and the cheques, and said, turning over the cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., "This is right, it is mine"—I said "How about the other?" referring to the cheque for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said "My God, I don't know what to say about that"—he seemed very agitated; he remained quiet for a moment</p>
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<p>or so and then said "I can see all this dearly, I won't say the man has done it to wrong me, but he has done it to get money"—he then asked to look at the papers again, and after doing so said "What date do you say this was?—I said "The cheques are dated 28th and 29th Septem
<lb/>ber, but this cheque"(I held the cheque for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my fingers) "I believe was cashed on 1st October"—he said "I think I shall be able to prove I was in Scotland at that time"—I then read the warrant to him and took him to the station with the other officer, Smith, who searched his office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I spoke of Miller he said, "I sometimes use that name"—I said, "I have two cheques here for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—I handed them to him—referring to the 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque he said, "My God, I know nothing about that; I can see it clearly now"—when he asked the date I said, "The cheque is the 28th September, but I believe it was on 1st October."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-56" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-56" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with the last witness when the prisoner was arrested—I afterwards searched his office No. 1 and found 18
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—I found 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in his pocket—I also brought away a num
<lb/>ber of papers from his office—I saw the prisoner write when in custody; this letter marked "A" is very similar to what I saw him write.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took all the papers from his office that had writing on—he voluntarily gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. out of his pocket to make together with what I had found at his office 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these letters show he was writing for the Press, carrying on literary work; beyond that they have no bearing on the case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Among others I found a letter from a Mr. Kelly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-57" type="surname" value="NETHERCLIFT"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-57" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK NETHERCLIFT</persName> </hi>. I have had nearly 40 years' experience as an expert in handwriting—I have examined the letter to Dawson, the cheques for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and the letter and envelope addressed to Mrs. Pickworth—they are all written by the same person—I say the body of the cheque for 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is a servile imitation of the body of the other cheque—"Walter Allen" is in a disguised handwriting, and the signa
<lb/>ture "Chapman" is an imitation, but a very bad one—I say the endorse
<lb/>ments on these bank notes, especially that with the address of "Coe" and the "Percival Street" are written by the prisoner—I can point out many peculiarities; the "Street" is written shortly—I do not consider there is any disguise in the "Percival Street."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first received the letter "A," and then that signed "Harold Hathaway," and from those I made my report—then I had the cheques and the letter to Mrs. Pickworth—I was asked if I could verify them as being in the same writing—I was not told they were alleged to be in the prisoner's writing—I was asked if they were in a genuine hand—I say the two cheques and the letter are in the same handwriting—I have not seen Mr. Chapman's writing beyond that on this cheque—the signature to the 130
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque is a bad imitation of his—many times my evidence has been accepted and many times otherwise—if forgeries were thoroughly imitated we should not be able to find them out—I have no writing of the prisoner beyond what is here—if a forger wanted to write a certain peculiarity he might spell the name of the drawer of a cheque wrongly—I have constantly known forgers to misspell names; I cannot give instances now—on my solemn oath I have had such cases; I can send you instances—there is a pothook too much at the end of "Chap
<lb/>man"</p>
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<p>—I can name 12 peculiarities which I find repeated in these different documents—sometimes he makes the Greek and sometimes the other "e"—the "e" in Allen has been altered from one to the other—the back
<lb/>ward stroke at the end of the "s" is one of the most prominent points—I write one hand for my reports and another for my correspondence; an expert might know they were written by the same person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not in custody when the documents were submitted to me, and I made my report before he was apprehended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-79-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-79-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-79-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18861213-79-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-79-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-79-punishment-12" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-79-18861213 t18861213-79-punishment-12"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>80.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN BRETT</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18861213-80-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18861213-80-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having in his possession a mould for coining.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-59" type="surname" value="MARRIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-59" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MARRIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). On the night of 3rd December I went with Sergeant Smith to 47, Old Gravel Lane—we forced open the back door, went to the first floor back, and found the prisoner sitting in front of the fire with the mould in his hand—he threw it down and one half of it broke—I saw a florin on the bench by his side, quite warm—this iron spoon containing liquid metal was on the fire—he said, "Good God, you have got me, straight; if you let me know who has done this for me I shall be satisfied"—Sergeant Smith seized him and held him, and we looked round the room and found on the bench three metal spoons similar to the one which was being melted—he became very violent and said, "It is life and death with me"—he struggled violently and I threatened to strike him with my stick—we called in two constables who we had waiting outside and secured him and took him to the station, where he rushed away from a constable and knocked his head against the iron dock-rail to endeavour to knock his brains out—the charge was read to him and he said, "Quite right"—the house is a small green
<lb/>grocer's, and he occupies the lower part—I saw Sergeant Smith find a florin sticking in the mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You occupied the place downstairs—you did not occupy the room in which I found you—I went there in con
<lb/>sequence of information—I was in Mr. King's public-house several times that day, and I saw you bringing home coals and coke on your barrow—I did not see your wife and your father leave—I have not made this case for you—you kept the shop, and lived with a woman who has left in consequence of the coining—a very old man, who is ill in bed now, occupied the back room—he goes by the name of Lammy—he is a pedlar—he came upstairs as we brought you down—it was in consequence of your wife's statements that we kept observation on the premises—she said you were making bad money, and she had suffered twelve months' imprisonment for you, and did not wish to live with you any longer, and she wished you were apprehended.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The other man was not the really guilty party—no other man lived there before the pedlar to my knowledge—I do not know who the landlord is, or whether the prisoner is the landlord.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-60" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H</hi>). On 3rd December, about 11.30</p>
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<p>p.m., I went with Marriott to 47, Old Gravel Lane, and saw the prisoner, in the first floor back room, which is occupied by a pedlar as a general living room—there was a bright fire, and the prisoner was sitting in front of it with this mould in his hand—we rushed at him to seize it, but he threw it down, and broke half of it—I picked it up, and found this florin in it so hot that I could not touch it—I also found these three spoons and this
<hi rend="italic">get</hi>, which fits a florin which Marriott found on the bench—this is a portion of the handle of a metal spoon corresponding to the others—this file and this wire were on a bench by the prisoner's side—this piece of glass is for placing the coin on, and there is an impression of a coin in the grease on it—this is a tin of plaster-of-Paris—some of the things were on the bench, and some were on the floor at the prisoner's feet—he was sitting on a chair or stool, with his left side to the fire, and the bench on his right—this iron spoon was on the fire, with a portion of a spoon in it partly melted—he said "Good God! I am done; you have got me, straight; I shall be satisfied if you tell me who has done this for me: this is life or death to me; I will have a go for it"—he struggled violently, and I threatened to strike him—we called two uniform constables up, and he said he would go quietly—we took him to the station, where, when he was left for a moment, he dashed his head against the dock—while he was waiting to be charged he said "I only made two or three to get rid of, myself; I am not much of a hand at it; I only made the mould this afternoon: I have been
<hi rend="italic">tumbled to</hi> several times, and had to run away"—I understood that to mean detected when endeavouring to pass them—after the charge was read he said "That is quite right"—nothing relating to the charge was found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After we arrested you the pedlar came into the room, and you gave him some money and told him to give it to your wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He said to me "This has nothing to do with the old man; I hope you will not hurt him for it; I came up here when the old man was out"—I had seen the old man out of the house—the prisoner said "The old gentleman knows nothing of this what I am doing"—the door fastened was inside—Marriott opened it—the outer door was open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-61" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inpsector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these are two counterfeit florins, one with and one without a
<hi rend="italic">get</hi>; this
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> belongs to the broken florin—this is the reverse side of a plaster-of-Paris mould for florins, and these are fragments of the reverse side—both the coins came out of this mould—this piece of glass is for mixing the plaster-of-Paris on; here is a circular mark on it—this tin spoon has some pewter in it, which is the metal the coins are made of—this file is to file the edges of the coins—this copper wire is used in the battery—all these articles can be used in the manufacture of counterfeit coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence stated that his wife had, before their marriage, lived with a coiner, and carried on a bad money business with him, that she had given him bad money, and that he knew where to obtain it without making it; that that man came out of prison on Lord Mayor's Day, upon which his (the prisoner's) wife stripped the house of clothes and money and ran away after placing these things under their bed, and that when he removed them upstairs the police came and took him. He denied there being any fire in the grate.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-62" type="surname" value="MARIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-62" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MARIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There are two doors to the house—the street door was open—you can get from the shop to the back yard,</p>
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<p>but not to the upper part—the prisoner slept in a little parlour behind the shop with his wife when she lived with him—the pedlar occupied the back room only—the door was fast, but I pushed it open—that room is over the room where the prisoner sleeps—a man was lying down in the front room, some low person; and another man in the room above.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I can swear that the fire was alight—I spilled some of the melted metal, and both the florins were warm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-80-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-80-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18861213-80-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-80-18861213 t18861213-80-punishment-13"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>81.
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<interp inst="def1-81-18861213" type="age" value="35"/>
<interp inst="def1-81-18861213" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="def1-81-18861213" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY CLARK</hi> (35)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-81-18861213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-81-18861213" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-81-18861213" type="age" value="36"/>
<interp inst="def2-81-18861213" type="surname" value="GOFF"/>
<interp inst="def2-81-18861213" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUISA GOFF</hi> (36)</persName>
<rs id="t18861213-81-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-81-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-81-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having; in their possession a mould for coining, to which</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-81-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-81-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-81-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-65" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-65" type="surname" value="THICK"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIMA"/>WILLIMA THICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). On 19th November I was on duty with Bolton and Stacey, watching 1, Wilk Court, Purl Street, Spitalfields, from 4 a.m. to shortly before 6, and if anyone went in I must have seen them, which I did not—I knocked at the door at a few minutes to 6, and heard it unbolted—we found the two prisoners down-stairs in the kitchen at breakfast—there are only two rooms in the house one above the other—I found a file on the table—Bolton said to Clark, "Have you any counterfeit coin about you?"—he made no reply—I saw Bolton take twelve counterfeit shillings from Clark's right trousers pocket—he said "How do you account for these?"—Clark made no reply; he only said "The woman knows nothing about it"—we took them to the station, leaving an officer in charge of the house—we then returned with Stacey—I went up to the bedroom and found this mould for a shilling and a sixpence, on the floor under the bed, wrapped up in a piece of leather, and in an old stocking Bolton found four sixpences under the bed—I showed the mould and the four sixpences to the prisoners at the station, and said "How do you account for the posses
<lb/>sion of these?"—Clark said "I made them; if you had come three hours before you would have caught me red-hot, making"—five or six of the twelve coins were wrapped in separate pieces of paper—here is the impression of coins on this paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-66" type="surname" value="BOLTON"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-66" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT BOLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>). I went with Thick and Stacey to 1, Wilk Court, and found the two prisoners downstairs sitting at breakfast—I said to Clark "Have you any counterfeit coin about you?"—he made no reply—I searched him and found these twelve shillings in ids trousers pocket wrapped up—I said, "How do you account for these?"—he made no reply, but said "The woman knows nothing about it"—they were taken to the station—we afterwards went back to the house, and in the up-stairs room, between the bed and the mattress, I found these four un
<lb/>finished sixpences wrapped up together in this paper, and in the bowl of a spoon a
<hi rend="italic">get</hi>—I heard Clark say at the station, "If you had been three hours earlier you would have caught me red-hot making"—I do not recollect his saying "I made them."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-67" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-67" type="surname" value="STACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-67" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STACEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). I was with Thick and Bolton, and found the prisoners sitting at breakfast; they were taken to the station—I then went back to the house and found upstairs under the table a tin containing a quantity of silver sand, an earthenware plate, a pair of scissors, a tin of blacking, an iron spoon, and a piece of copper wire—I showed them to the prisoners at the station, and Thick said, "How do</p>
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<p>you account for this mould in your possession"—he said "I made them; if you had come three hours sooner you would have caught me red
<lb/>hot making; the female prisoner knows nothing about it"—she said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-68" type="surname" value="GALLINGER"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-68" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GALLINGER</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of 1, Wilk Court—I let it furnished to the female prisoner last August at 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, and she remained till her arrest—she did not let me know her name—there were two rooms in the house—I may have seen Clark there twice—I live in Little Purl Street; I am a German—Goff paid me my rent—I let it to her without any reference—I have a great many other houses, the fur
<lb/>niture is all branded.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These twelve shillings are counterfeit, and so are these four unfinished sixpences—they have not been plated—this
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> belongs to one of them—there is a double mould for a shilling and a six
<lb/>pence, and most of these shillings were cast in it, if not all—all these articles are used for coining—the blacking is used for rubbing over coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Goff's Defence.</hi> I had been out the previous evening, and came home, and about 5.30 I opened the door to let the cat out, and these gentlemen walked in. I know nothing about what the man does for his living; he told me he worked at the waterside. I did not know the things were in the house till I saw the officer take a file from behind the look
<lb/>ing glass, it was not on the table till Bolton put it there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-70" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT BOLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not put the file on the table—I did not see it till Sergeant Thick picked it up from the table—I did not take it from behind the looking-glass—I saw impressions of two persons on the bed—no cat ran past when we went in, we were all three within two yards of the door—I did not see any one go in at 5.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-71" type="surname" value="STACEY"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STACEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not put the file on the table—I saw no cat go out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-72" type="surname" value="THICK"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not put the file on the table—I saw a cat after we went back, but did not see one go out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOFF</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-81-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.*—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-81-18861213 t18861213-81-punishment-14"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sentence on</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who had been convicted at this Court of a like offence in June</hi>, 1885,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Henry Carter—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-81-18861213 t18861213-81-punishment-15"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>82.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS EDWARDS</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18861213-82-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18861213-82-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-74" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-74" type="surname" value="ROCKETT"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-74" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA ROCKETT</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Eastnor Castle public-house, Stebbington Street, St. Pancras—on 24th November, about 6.30 p.m., the prisoner came in with Sullivan (
<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>) and a third man—Sullivan called for a quartern of gin and cloves, price 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a half-crown—I put it in the till and gave him two single shillings and a penny—Mr. Lee came into the bar and spoke to me—he went to the till, and I saw him take out the half-crown—there was no other half-crown there—I bent it in the tester—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the moment I put it in the tester the three men walked out quickly—Mr. Lee then went out—the prisoner sat on a form about a yard off, while Sullivan stood at the bar; he drank off what Sullivan ordered, and the three conversed together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-75" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-75" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER LEE</persName> </hi>. I manage the Eastnor Castle—on 24th November, about 6.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner and two other men there—I became suspicious from something I observed, and spoke to the barmaid—I then</p>
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<p>examined the till and found this bad half-crown—the three men then went out so quick that I could not catch them—I jumped over the bar, ran after them, caught Sullivan, brought him back, and sent for a policeman—I left the potman in charge of him, and went outside and found Edwards, and brought him back—I said, "I shall charge you with passing bad money"—he said, "I am not going to be locked up far him passing bad money"—I gave him in charge with the coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not come back and ask me what I locked Edwards up for—you came back in three minutes—you were going to walk past the house, but I got hold of you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-76" type="surname" value="KENT"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-76" type="given" value="FRANK ROBERT"/>FRANK ROBERT KENT</persName> </hi>. My mother keeps the Marquis of Hastings public-house, Ossulton Street, St. Pancras, about 10 minutes' walk from the Eastnor Castle—on 24th November, about 6.30 p.m., the prisoner and Sullivan came in, and Sullivan called for a quartern of gin and cloves, price 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a half-crown—I tried it in the tester, and it slightly bent—I gave it back to him, and he said "I know" or "We know where we got it from," and paid me with good money—three of them shared the drink, and they talked together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-77" type="surname" value="KIRBY"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-77" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY KIRBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 243). I was tailed to the Eastnor Castle, and Mr. Lee gave the prisoner and Sullivan into my custody for uttering a bad half-crown—Sullivan said, "I received this half-crown from a man who ran away with another man"—I saw no third man—Edwards said, "I met Sullivan outside the public-house; he asked me to go in and have a drink; I said I would; that is all I know about the half-crown"—I searched Edwards at the station, and found a florin, three shillings, a sixpence, and 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and on Sullivan a half-crown, a shilling, a sixpence, and 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Edwards said to the detective, referring to Sullivan, "He nearly got me into trouble last Saturday; we were walking down Shaftesbury Avenue, and a policeman came up and said, 'I shall take you in custody on suspicion of being a suspected person,' and he took us to Vine Street Station and searched us; I had a bad half-crown which I had
<hi rend="italic">off of</hi> a man on the Dials, with sixpence which I won of a man in a bet."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If you had not made that statement I should have found out what had happened at Vine Street—you did not mention Sullivan, you said "He," but you looked at him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-78" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi> 5). On 20th November I was in Piccadilly, off duty and in plain clothes—I saw Edwards and Sullivan, and took them to Vine Street on suspicion—I found this half-crown in Edwards's left waistcoat pocket, and showed it to the inspector, who said, "This is bad," and asked Edwards if he knew anything about it—he said, "If you say it is bad I suppose it is"—I handed it to him; he put it in his mouth and bent it—I took it again, and kept it—he said that he received it from a man on the Dials in payment for a bet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-79" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These half-crowns are counterfeit and from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence said that the man who gave him the bad half-crown on the previous Saturday gave him this one.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-82-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-82-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin in June</hi>, 1884,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court, in the name of William Har
<lb/>rington. (See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<p>83.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted, with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH SUL
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<rs id="t18861213-83-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence in the former case was read over to the witnesses from the short
<lb/>hand notes, to which they assented.</hi> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t18861213-83-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARDS**</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<rs id="t18861213-83-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-83-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>84.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL HANDLEY</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t18861213-84-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18861213-84-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-83" type="surname" value="STEPHENSON"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-83" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>. I live with my parents at 23, George Square, Hoxton—the prisoner asked me to go to the Adam and Eve public-house and get him a bottle of ginger-beer, and bring him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of a half-crown which he gave me, and promised me a halfpenny—I gave the coin to a lady behind the bar, but she did not give me the ginger-beer or the change—I went back to the prisoner and found him just walking on, on the same side as I left him—I said, "You have got to go and get the money"—he said "All right."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I know you by your face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-84" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-84" type="surname" value="WISE"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-84" type="given" value="JEANETTE"/>JEANETTE WISE</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Adam and Eve—on 27th November Stephenson came in for a bottle of ginger-beer, and put down a bad half-crown—I bit it; it was gritty—I gave it to the landlord.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-85" type="surname" value="BARNES"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES BARNES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Adam and Eve—the last witness gave me this half-crown—I told the potman to follow the boy—he pointed the prisoner out to me in the street—I took him by his collar and gave him to a policeman—I took the coin to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-86" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HILL</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Adam and Eve—I saw Stephen
<lb/>son there, and followed him him into the street about 20 yards, where he spoke to the prisoner, but I was eight or nine yards away—I told the governor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-87" type="surname" value="HOBDEN"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOBDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 360). I saw Mr. Barnes take hold of the prisoner, who tried to get away from him—he gave him into my custody, with this bad half-crown—he was placed with nine more at the station about the same age, and Stephenson picked him out—he gave his address, 13, Bury Street, Allen Street, Goswell Road, which was false—he made no reply to the charge—three shillings, a sixpence, and 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. were found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-88" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-88" type="surname" value="PEARCE"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-88" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 13, Bury Street, Allen Street, Goswell Road, 18 months down to the present time—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know Mrs. Ship, next door to the gateway, but I never saw you there, or taking mangling there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-89" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is counterfeit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-84-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<p>85.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-91" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA CHALK</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Argyll Restaurant, Argyll Street, W.—on 25th November I served the prisoner with two penny worth of whisky to drink, and half a quartern in a bottle to take away—they came to sevenpence, and she gave me a half-crown—I saw that it was bad directly, and spoke to the manageress, who told the prisoner it was not good—she said "I was not aware that it was bad"—she was given in</p>
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<p>custody, with the coin—I had seen her there the night before, and my sister showed me a bad half-crown then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-92" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA CHALK</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Argyll Restaurant—on 24th November, a little after 10 p.m., I served the prisoner with half a quartern of whisky—she gave me a half-crown—I thought it was not good, kept it in my hand, and gave her the change, being very busy, and put it by itself—the manageress came and took it up—I showed it to my sister, and several persons tried it—I tested it with my teeth, and it got dented; it was bad—a man took it away, and said he would destroy it—I was not present on the second occasion.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). On 25th November, about 10.20 p.m., I was sent for to the Argyll Restaurant, and Ada Chalk said in the prisoner's presence that she gave her a half-crown for some whisky, and she believed it was bad—the prisoner said nothing, but when the landlady came and said that she would be charged she said "Let her charge me; I am innocent; forgive me any wrong I have done; the coin was given me in my wages"—when she was charged at the station she said "The coin was given me by a man at the Circus who I do not know"—she turned her pockets out in the public house, and only had a penny—she said she had no fixed abode—I received this half-crown from Miss Chalk, and marked it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is counterfeit.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-85-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">She then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court in January</hi>, 1886,
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin in the name of Mary Ann Cain.—
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<p>86.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADA BROWN</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18861213-86-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in her possession, with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 5). On 30th November, about 3.30 p.m., I was on duty in plain clothes in Bishopsgate Street, and watched the prisoner and a man; they were together about 20 minutes; they separated, and I followed the prisoner, stopped her in Vine Street, laid hold of her right hand, and said "What have you got in your hand?"—she said "Oh!"—I said "Give me what you have in your hand"—I wrestled with her about five minutes, and then opened her hand, and found three counterfeit shillings and a halfpenny, wrapped separately in this piece of newspaper—I took her to the station, and said "Who was that man who was with you?"—she said "There was no man with me"—she was asked her address, and said she had no fixed home, but came from over the water.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am quite certain you were with a man; you were talking together—you did not say that it was given you by a man to go with him.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-97" type="surname" value="WICK"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman HR</hi> 28). I saw Taylor struggling with the prisoner—he asked me to take hold of her hand—I did so, and he wrenched out of it three florins and a halfpenny, wrapped in paper.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-98" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER PICKLES</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the station—I searched the prisoner, and found a sixpence and 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> They were given me by a man to go with him; I am an unfortunate girl.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing her to have been, under the influence of the man.—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>87.
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<p>88.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-88-offence-1 t18861213-name-103"/>James Cator</persName>, in his dwelling-house.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>89.
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<interp inst="t18861213-89-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>to embezzling. 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. received by him on account of his master,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and other sums.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS MILES</hi> </rs> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">read a statement detailing the distressing circumstances which led the prisoner to resort to crime.—
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<p>91.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEOEGE HERBERT THACKERAY KING</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18861213-91-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-91-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-91-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="kidnapping"/>, Unlawfully taking away
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-110" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-110" type="age" value="7"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-110" type="surname" value="STAFF"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-110" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-91-offence-1 t18861213-name-110"/>Mary Ann Staff</persName>, a girl seven years and four months old, out of the possession and against the will of her parents. </rs>
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<interp inst="t18861213-91-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-91-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>
<hi rend="italic">Second Indictment</hi>, indecent assault.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-91-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>92.
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<interp inst="def1-92-18861213" type="surname" value="WHITTER"/>
<interp inst="def1-92-18861213" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER WHITTER</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-92-18861213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-92-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-92-18861213" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="def2-92-18861213" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD SAUNDERS</hi> </persName>,
<rs id="t18861213-92-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-92-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-92-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>Robbery with violence on
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-113" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-92-offence-1 t18861213-name-113"/>Francis Keep</persName>, and stealing 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from him.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-114" type="surname" value="KEEP"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-114" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS KEEP</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at Parson's Green, Enfield—on 23rd November, a little after 11 p.m., I was going home along the footpath in Pennyfather's fields—Whiter walked with me and Saunders behind on the grass—Saunders struck me in the back of the neck and knocked me down; they held me down—Whitter picked my pocket of 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a few halfpence; both took to their legs, one ran along the path and the other on the grass—I heard the gate go—I said "I know you" when I was on the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left home about dusk, about 4.30—I had asked Saunders to put my tools in his yard—I know him; he works with me—I promised him a pot of beer—we went to Mrs. Smith's, at the Archway Tavern—that was not the first pot; I did not have it in pots—I changed a half-sovereign at the Sergeant beerhouse the first thing in the morning, and it was the change I lost—I was in the Archway between 4 and 5 o'clock—I left when the house was shut up at 11 p.m.—I stood drink to Saunders and Whiter; others drank out of the same pot—Saunders put his fingers in my watch-pocket there—I said "Take</p>
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<p>your fingers out of my pocket, and he
<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> his fingers away—I am called Frank—another man was there called Frank—Saunders said "Drink, Frank will pay for it, won't you, Frank?"—I promised I would—none of them had any money and I gave them drink—I thought Saunders meant to rob me when he had his fingers in my pocket—Pennyfather's fields is a lonely place—the night was not dark—if you saw anybody you would know them—I did not notice the moon—I did not know who knocked me down 'till afterwards—I got home about 11.30 or a few minutes afterwards—I opened the door—my brother was there—I told him how I had been robbed and knocked down—I believe Mary Ann Palmer lives next door—I was not drunk—I did not swear terribly; I don't swear much at home—I might have said a bad word or two—my brother did not say "Who have you been drinking with?"—I did not say who robbed me till the morning—I know the lad Alfred Dearman—I did not see him in the Archway Tavern—I was not drunk and quarrelsome—I did not see a lad named Kitchener there—if they say I was drunk and quarrelsome it is not true—I cannot say Saunders did not leave at 10.15—I did not see him leave—Pennyfather's fields is not on Saunders' or Whitter's way home—it was in the middle of the field I was attacked, after I had got over the bridge there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-115" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-115" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-115" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Smith, landlord of the Archway Tavern—Keep was in the house on 23rd November till closing time—Whitter came in about 8.45—Saunders came before Whitter—Saunders left first, about 10.15—Keep left when eight or ten left at closing time—Whitter was among them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is a tap-room and a bar and parlour in my house—the prisoners and the prosecutor did not go in the parlour—no one else served that evening—sometimes a servant goes in—I have a potboy who fetched the beer for the tap-room—I did not go in the tap-room till 11 o'clock to say it was closing time—I don't know Dearman by name—Kitchener was there—Keep was not drunk; he had had beer—he was not sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said after the cross-examination of the prosecutor he would not press the case further by calling more evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-92-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-92-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18861213-93" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18861213"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-93" type="date" value="18861213"/>
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<p>93.
<persName id="def1-93-18861213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-93-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-93-18861213" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="def1-93-18861213" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD MILLER</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18861213-93-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-93-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-93-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>Forging and uttering a cheque for payment of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-117" type="surname" value="CHARLES"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-117" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHARLES</persName> </hi>. I am a cheesemonger at 458, Hornsey Road—I have known the prisoner about three years; he was a former customer; he used to keep the Railway Hotel near my house—on 27th February, some months after he left the hotel, he came and asked me to change this cheque for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the London and South-Western Bank, signed "Hemsworth"—I paid it into the London and County Bank, and it was returned marked "No account"—before or after it was returned I received this letter from the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">This, dated February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886,
<hi rend="italic">requested him to hold the cheque for a few days, and that he would call and give him the cash, as he had received a letter from the drawer requesting him not to pay it away, and stated that he would call on Tuesday.</hi>) He never called—about three months afterwards I saw him and spoke to him about the cheque—he said he would pay both the accounts up in about</p>
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<p>a month—he gave me a sovereign, and has since paid me 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in stamps—I have not received the balance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I changed it entirely for the prisoner; I looked at his endorsement—I have changed cheques for him a number of times—on many occasions I have been asked to hold them over, and he has always paid me—I did not wish to proceed with this charge against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-118" type="surname" value="SMALL"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-118" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SMALL</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and South-Western Bank, Holloway—no person named Hemsworth had an account there in March last—I don't know the name—this cheque was presented, and returned marked "No account"—the prisoner had had an account there; it was closed on March 31st, 1885—I have seen him write—I should think this cheque was in his handwriting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-119" type="surname" value="COGGS"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-119" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COGGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi>). I apprehended the prisoner at Pimlico—I told him I held a warrant for his apprehension, and I read it to him—he said "I thought the matter was all settled, I have paid Mr. Charles 26
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. back."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-93-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-93-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-93-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18861213-94" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18861213"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-94" type="date" value="18861213"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18861213-94-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-94-18861213 t18861213-94-offence-1 t18861213-94-verdict-1"/>
<p>94.
<persName id="def1-94-18861213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-94-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-94-18861213" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="def1-94-18861213" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD MILLER</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
<rs id="t18861213-94-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-94-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-94-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>for forging and uttering an order for the payment of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-121" type="surname" value="PLANT"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PLANT</persName> </hi>. I live at 512, Hornsey Road, and am a greengrocer—I knew the prisoner as a customer—in March last he came and asked me to change this cheque for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., dated 8th March, 1886, purport—to be drawn by Hemsworth, in favour of R. Miller, on the Holloway Branch of the London and South-Western Bank—I gave him the change—I paid it away to a neighbour—it was ultimately returned marked "No account."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was asked to hold it over—I changed it really looking to his endorsement—I knew he was temporarily out of employ
<lb/>ment, and that a fortnight before he was arrested he got into a good situation—I have changed cheques for him before—I always found him a respectable man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-122" type="surname" value="SMALL"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-122" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SMALL</persName> </hi>. I am cashier of the London and South-Western Bank, Holloway Branch—this cheque was returned from our bank marked "No account"—no one of the name of Hemsworth had an account there—I knew the prisoner as a customer some years ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These are the only two cheques that have been pre
<lb/>sented.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-94-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-94-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-94-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>95.
<persName id="def1-95-18861213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-95-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-95-18861213" type="age" value="29"/>
<interp inst="def1-95-18861213" type="surname" value="MOSS"/>
<interp inst="def1-95-18861213" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED MOSS</hi> (29)</persName>
<rs id="t18861213-95-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-95-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-95-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Attempting to burglariously break and enter the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t18861213-name-124" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-124" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-95-offence-1 t18861213-name-124"/>William Smith</persName>, with intent to steal therein; </rs>
<rs id="t18861213-95-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-95-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-95-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>and unlawfully assaulting
<persName id="t18861213-name-125" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-125" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-125" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-95-offence-2 t18861213-name-125"/>Isaac Collins</persName>, a constable, in execution of his duty.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-126" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I reside at 27, Tredegar Road, Bow—at 1 a.m. on 3rd December I heard a noise, and came downstairs and saw the prisoner and constable struggling together on the doorstep—I went outside and saw that a knife was inserted under the catch, and that the lower sash was up—that window was all right when I went to bed—I had examined it when I went to bed—I don't always go to bed as soon as I go upstairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are railings to my house, and just inside I saw the prisoner and policeman struggling.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-127" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-127" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC COLLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 168). About 12.35 am. on 3rd December I was on duty in St. Stephen's Road, Bow; I saw the prisoner and another man—they walked as far as Athelstone Road, then they stopped and walked to the next road and stopped; then they went into the Tredegar Road and turned to the right—as they passed along they ap
<lb/>peared to be looking at the houses—I crossed over on the other side—when they got to the prosecutor's house they stopped—I went inside a gateway and three steps down the area, where I could watch their pro
<lb/>ceedings—the prisoner went inside the garden and his companion watched outside—the prisoner was inside about three minutes—the sash was pulled down—I came out to seize him, when his confederate whistled and ran away—I confronted and seized the prisoner; there was a violent struggle; he kicked me on the right groin and the knee—I drew my truncheon when I was nearly overpowered and struck him several times about the body—I blew my whistle and another constable came to my assistance—I woke the prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am new to that district—I should not know the other man if I saw him again—I was about five yards from them first, and when I saw the prisoner at the window I was about 25 yards on the opposite side of the road—they are private houses there—there are two lamps; it was rather dark where I was, quite light where they were—I watched them past Antill and Althorpe Roads—I had not seen either of the the two men before—one of the men whistled and the other ran out of the gateway—I am quite sure I caught the prisoner within the gate-way—I have made inquiries about the prisoner; I find he bears an excellent character, and has been five years in his present situation—he lives about a mile and a half from this house—the Magistrate sent this case for trial without waiting for the witnesses who were in attendance for the defence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-128" type="surname" value="SCARF"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-128" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SCARF</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 137). On, this morning I heard the sound of a whistle and went to Tredegar Road, where I found the pri
<lb/>soner and Collins struggling together inside a gateway—I found this knife underneath the bottom window sash, and this splinter from the inside of the window sash.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I crossed the road and the constable caught hold of me and took me across the road and said, 'You are just the man I want,' and he pushed me into the gateway and pushed me down. He turned his lamp on to the window and said, 'Do you know anything about this?' I said, 'For God's sake don't say any
<lb/>thing, and he said, 'If you move I will knock your b—brains out with this,' and he hit me several times with his staff, and he blew his whistle and the other constable came."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>is at Hall and Son's, and that his father is a very respectable biscuit baker, and that he himself bears an excellent character.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Lady Franklin is about four minutes' walk from the Tredegar Road.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He must have gone through Tredegar Road to get home.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character from his father.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The police kept me at the station for about an hour, but only because I was so excited—I am not certain whether I fell or was knocked down—I had been at the Carlyle Club that evening for some little time, and then I went to a public-house for a minute or two—I went from the public-house to my mother's milk shop, which I left about half-past 9—I told the Alderman I fell on the ground; I did fall—I did not feel anybody take my purse—I felt for it when on the ground, and could not find it in my pocket—I had seen it safe at my mother's, and my week's wages were in it when I left my mother's—I am quite certain I was not drunk; I was more excited than drunk—I was sober enough to know what I was doing—when they asked me to treat them I said I had not got any money—they held my arms and we walked down Acorn Street; it is a by street—I have not seen my purse or money since—I went down Acorn Street because it is all on my way home; I cut through there generally.</p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-135" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN HOUGH</persName> </hi>. I am a widow living at 23, Acorn Street—I was at the door about half-past 9 or 20 minutes to 10 on 4th December and saw the last witness with the prisoner and another woman, both of whom were</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate he was detained for drunkenness—I don't think he knew what he was about—he was drunk and very much excited.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 637). About 10 minutes to 8 p.m. on 30th November I was with Jones in Liverpool Street—I saw the two prisoners together, and watched them—I saw them attempt to pick a lady's pocket; then they went up to the prosecutrix, who was looking into a shop window—Williams had a cloth over his left arm, he put his hand under the cloth and against the folds of her dress—Evans stood close up against him—they then left her hurriedly—I caught hold of Evans and Jones of Williams—I said to Evans, "What have you got from that lady?"—he said "I don't know what you mean"—we pushed them back to the lady and asked her in their presence whether she had lost anything—she said she had lost her purse—while I was speaking to Evans, Williams was struggling with Jones in the road—we took them to the station—this purse was afterwards picked up on the footway.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> I had been watching you about an hour and a half—there were not many people against the window; a crowd collected when you struggled—I was standing on the opposite side of the way when I saw this lady—I said you put your hand under the cloth—I did not see the purse taken, but I saw your hand in the folds of her dress.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans.</hi> You said at the station you did not know the other gentleman that stole the purse.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JONES</persName> </hi>. I was with Outram, and took Williams—I told him I was a police officer, and said "Let us have the purse"—I took his hand from his right-hand pocket; I did not find it—he struggled with me—a constable came to my assistance; I took Williams to the station—I found there was no bottom to either of his coat pockets.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>101.
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<interp inst="def1-101-18861213" type="age" value="32"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED DELASALLE</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18861213-101-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-101-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-151" type="surname" value="RUDKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-101-offence-1 t18861213-name-151"/>Thomas Rudkin</persName>, and stealing 28 1b. of beef and other goods.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18861213-101-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-101-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18861213-101-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-101-18861213 t18861213-101-punishment-30"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>102.
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<interp inst="def1-102-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-102-18861213" type="age" value="34"/>
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<interp inst="def1-102-18861213" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT WILLIAMS</hi> (34)</persName>
<rs id="t18861213-102-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-102-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-102-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>to stealing a locket from the person of
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-153" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-153" type="surname" value="ASHBY"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-153" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-102-offence-1 t18861213-name-153"/>Caroline Ashby</persName>, after* a conviction of felony in May, 1886.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18861213-102-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-102-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18861213-102-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-102-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-102-18861213 t18861213-102-punishment-31"/>
<hi rend="italic">Two Years' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Day.</hi> </p>
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<p>103.
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<interp inst="def1-103-18861213" type="age" value="61"/>
<interp inst="def1-103-18861213" type="surname" value="PORTER"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PORTER</hi> (61)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-103-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-103-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-103-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18861213-103-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-103-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>to the manslaughter of
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-155" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-155" type="surname" value="PORTER"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-155" type="given" value="SARAH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-103-offence-1 t18861213-name-155"/>Sarah Porter</persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18861213-103-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-103-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-103-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-103-18861213 t18861213-103-punishment-32"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>104.
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<interp inst="def1-104-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-104-18861213" type="age" value="21"/>
<interp inst="def1-104-18861213" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="def1-104-18861213" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN EVANS</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18861213-104-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-104-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-104-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Unlawfully carnally knowing
<persName id="t18861213-name-157" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-157" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-157" type="surname" value="ANTILL"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-157" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-104-offence-1 t18861213-name-157"/>Elizabeth Antill</persName>, a girl under 16.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts for like offences on the said girl, when under</hi> 13.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MONTAGU WILLIAMS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-104-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-104-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-104-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18861213-104-punishment-33" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-104-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-104-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-104-18861213 t18861213-104-punishment-33"/>Two Years' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Essex and Surrey cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>105.
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<interp inst="def1-105-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-105-18861213" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="def1-105-18861213" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HILL</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18861213-105-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-105-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-105-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, Feloniously assaulting
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-159" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-159" type="surname" value="DIBBIN"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-159" type="given" value="LOUIE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-105-offence-1 t18861213-name-159"/>Louie Dibbin</persName>, with intent to ravish her.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18861213-105-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-105-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-105-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>106.
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<persName id="def1-106-18861213" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-106-18861213" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-106-18861213" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="def1-106-18861213" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BAKER</persName> </hi>,
<rs id="t18861213-106-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18861213-106-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-106-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>EMBEZZLING 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received by him on account of
<persName id="t18861213-name-161" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-161" type="surname" value="QUINNE"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-161" type="given" value="FREDERICK OSCAR"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18861213-106-offence-1 t18861213-name-161"/>Frederick Oscar Quinne</persName> and others, his masters.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SALTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-162" type="surname" value="DIPWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-162" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD DIPWICK</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Frederick Oscar Quinne, a china and glass merchant, of 41, St. Mary Axe—the prisoner has been</p>
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<p>his traveller for two years; his salary was 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week and 1 per cent commission on the paid amounts resulting from his transactions, and we allowed him 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for expenses, and provided him with a horse and trap—he had no authority to receive money, and I told him more than once if money was tendered to him to bring it the same evening—his instructions were to return to the office every evening and account for what he had been doing—Messrs. Harcourt, Mills, and Titmarsh, of Wellington Street, Woolwich, owed us 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on 19th October—the prisoner has never accounted for the receipt of any of that money—this receipt for 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is his writing—we were not in his debt on October 19th in any way—on 28th November Mr. George Crosby, of 148, Portobello Road, owed us 19
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner has never accounted to us for any part of it—this receipt for 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. received on account, from Mr. George Crosby is the prisoner's writing—we were not in his debt at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If we were in his debt he would have no right to help himself to our money—he obtained orders for us, five or six of which or more are not executed—taking them at ten at an average of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each, the commission due to him on them would be 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he has not often received money from customers; if a customer was anxious to pay he was to remit it to the office—the amounts he paid to us as received from customers would not amount to more than four or five instances in the last three months, in sums of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., never 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said nothing when he handed me those sums, though he was doing an irregular thing—I think the receipt of money by him has been more frequent in the last, three months—I have told him he should let the money alone, and tell the customers to remit it to us—I said peremptorily "You are not to receive money in this way"—that might be six months ago, but it still occurred—I did not get very angry—his instructions were to return the same night: you cannot go a long distance in a day with a horse and trap—the defendant used to pay for the horse and trap, and I have his receipts for them here, but I engaged the horse and trap from October 5th—when he engaged them he would be responsible—we allowed him 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week then, besides the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and he only had to use a trap two days a week, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week would be enough for it—I cannot say whether this bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) relates to the trap; it is very likely, from the man it was hired of—it is "June 28th, horse and trap, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," but the following week he would have no trap at all; he would walk—I told the Magistrate "He said he had received the money, but had signed our invoice for it on account"—Mr. Crosby owed us 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and Mr. Freeman was in his employ—when the defendant was charged he said he hoped we should not be too hard with him about the 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; if we would give him till 4 p.m. he would pay it back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was at first paid his commission on giving in the order, so that we were never in his debt—on 19th October he had received his 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on account of his salary at his request that morning, making 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said that he thought he was going to Gravesend—from 5th October we always paid the expenses of his horse and trap, so that on 19th October and 5th November we were paying all his expenses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-163" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-163" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-163" type="given" value="HARCOURT"/>HARCOURT MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer, of Wellington Street, Woolwich, and am a customer of the prosecutor's—I know the prisoner as their traveller—he came on 19th October, when I owed them money,</p>
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<p>and said "I thought I had enough money, but have run short on the road; could you let me have a couple of sovereigns?"—I gave him 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. off the account of his employers, and he gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said "I want some money to help me on my journey."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-164" type="surname" value="FREEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-164" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN FREEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to George Crosby, of 150, Portobello Road—the prosecutor owed me 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for china, and on November 26th the prisoner called in the usual way, and I gave him further orders and paid him the 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he gave me this receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him again on the following Monday, when he said that he had spent some of the money and lost some—he asked me to take back some of it, as he was afraid of handing it to his employers—he said he would pay me the difference, and asked me to send it on, but I said that that would not be a proper business transaction—I have known him ten or twelve years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was on the Monday or Tuesday after the transaction that he came back and made that proposition to me—I declined to enter
<lb/>tain it, but told him if he gave me the whole amount I would send it on for him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-165" type="surname" value="BACON"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-165" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BACON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). The prisoner was discharged from Guildhall last Friday week, and I took him custody on his leaving on the charge of embezzling 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—he said to Mr. Dipwick "Don't be too hard on me; give me till 4 o'clock and I will pay it"—I afterwards served a notice on him in the other charge—he said that he meant to pay the prosecutors.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18861213-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-166" type="surname" value="GIBSON"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman, of 6, Howard Road, Stoke Newington—on 19th October I drove the prisoner to Woolwich, and then we went on to Gravesend—we were two days and two nights on the journey—when he got to Woolwich he said that he had not sufficient money to go on with—we had to stop at an inn, and to discharge my expenses and his for two nights and two days—the weight was 8 cwt. to half a ton of samples—we stayed at the Bull and George—I had 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for putting up the horse and trap, and besides that I had all my expenses at the inn.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have frequently driven the prisoner, but do not remember his borrowing money on the road before—he called and solicited orders at Gravesend.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>107.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORDHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Bell.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18861213-name-170" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-170" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BELL</persName> </hi>. I am no relation to the prisoner Bell—I live at 5, Lansdowne Cottages, and am a carman in the service of Mr. Peters, of 44, Tenter Street—he has a barrow in his warehouse—on Sunday, 28th November, the prisoner Brooks asked me to lend him the barrow for half an hour—I did so, and he never brought it back—I have since seen it at Seething Lane Police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WESTOVER</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Booth Street, Spitalfields, and am a labourer—I am 17 years old—I know Brooks; he is no relation to me but I call him "Uncle"—I go every Sunday to clean his pony—on</p>
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<p>Sunday, 28th November, he asked me to come and do a job at 9, Mincing Lane, at 4 o'clock, and bring the barrow and some sacks and baskets—I went at 4 o'clock with the sacks and baskets, and Brooks had gone on to 9, Mincing Lane—I met him there about 4.15, and he brought out a big bag full of goods and put it on the barrow—I don't know if the gate was open—he said "Take them to my place directly," and went back into the building—I had not got far when I was stopped by the police and taken to the station, and then charged before the Alderman with un
<lb/>lawful possession, and was afterwards discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>. I did not see Brooks open the gate; I was about three yards from it—I saw no one assisting him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-172" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS STONE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I was acting inspector at Seething Lane Police-station—about 4.10 p.m. on Sunday, 28th September, I was passing through John Street, Minories, with Sergeant Cook, and saw Westover with a costermonger's barrow with some empty sacks on it—about a quarter of an hour afterwards I was in Fenchurch Street, and saw him coming out of Mincing Lane with the barrow loaded; there was a large bag containing the smaller bags, and three or four big bags; I told Cook to stop him; he said something to Cook, in con
<lb/>sequence of which I went to 9, Mincing Lane, and there saw Bell; I told him that Westover had stated that the things were brought from there, and asked him what he knew about them, and if he had any explana
<lb/>tion to give—he said "No; I know nothing about it; they did not come from here"—I said "Have you the keys of the building?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Has anyone else keys of the building?"—he said "No one else but myself"—he opened the gate with some keys and spoke to us—I then examined the property; it consisted of 13 bags of pepper, four bags of cloves, and one bag of ginger, which was afterwards identified by the prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>. I think he had the keys in his hand, but they may have been on the baluster.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was with Stone—I have heard his evidence and agree with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>. I did not see where the keys were taken from.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). At 9 a.m. on 29th November I went to 9, Mincing Lane and saw Bell; he knew me—I said "I have, come to see you respecting a boy in custody who was found in possession of a quantity of pepper, cloves, and other things, which you know of"—he said he knew nothing about it—I said "The boy alleges that they came from this building, and he took them from a man named Brooks "—he said "I know nothing about it"—he also said "I saw Brooks at half-past three on Sunday afternoon through the gates; I said 'Halloa, Brooks, how are you?' he said 'All right; can you give us a
<hi rend="italic">nip?'</hi> I asked him what he meant; he said 'A drink, as the houses are closed; I said 'No, I cannot'"—I then said "Did you have anyone here yesterday with you"—he said "No"—I said "Did anyone have the keys?"—he said "No"—I said "The property has been identified as having come from Messrs. White and Palmer's sale rooms, and some of it was seen safe on Saturday afternoon; can you account for it having left the premises?"—he said "Only by the gates having been opened by a false key"—I said "They would require two false keys, one for the gate and the other for the sample-room"—he said "I suppose I shall</p>
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<p>be blamed as I was the watchman"—he was then given in charge and I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>. I don't think my evidence as regards Bell has grown a great deal—I did not say anything before the Lord Mayor about telling him about goods being taken away that he knew of—I wish to explain: I said that I came to see him respecting a boy who was in custody for having a lot of pepper and other things that he knew of, because he had been spoken to by another officer—I have known Bell ten years, and he always seemed to me a respectable man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-175" type="given" value="GEORGE ALBERT"/>GEORGE ALBERT PINNOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 109, Peckham Rye, and am a clerk in the service of White, Palmer, and Co. (Limited), spice merchants, of 9, Mincing Lane—I was shown this property at Seething Lane Police-station, and identified it as my masters'; the value is about 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it would take some time for one man to move it, it weighs about 4 cwt.—to the best of my belief every bag of that was in the saleroom on Saturday when it was locked up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>. I did not lock it—I do not know of my own knowledge that it was locked—after the rooms are locked the charwoman unlocks them to go in, and when she has done, it is her duty to give the key back to the watchman—this is a very large place, there are four flights of stairs and three floors to each staircase, with, I should think, about 60 tenants—these bags are of various weights and sizes, and the pepper bags weigh about 20 lb. each.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-176" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HILL</persName> </hi>. I am housekeeper at 9, Mincing Lane, City—the key of Messrs. White, Palmer, and Co.'s office is kept in my lodge; the key of the outer gate is kept by the watchman—on Sunday, 28th November, I left my lodge and keys in Bell's charge, and left him in charge of the place—on Sundays the two gates, one leading into White
<lb/>chapel and the other into Mincing Lane, are both kept locked—Bell is called the day watchman; he comes in the week during the day, and on Sundays he comes at 8.30 and leaves about 9 p.m.—the charwoman does not come on Sundays; the only person in charge on Sunday would be Bell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>. I left Bell in charge on Saturday night about 5 o'clock; I can't say whether the keys were then handed up and hanging in the lobby—the charwoman would have a right to take them out of the lobby—I don't know whether the gates were locked on Sundays or not—another watchman named Bateman came on on Sunday night; Bell had relieved him in the morning—the lodge is not a room, it is a sentry-box in the corridor; there is no fireplace in it—I have no particular recollection of this Sunday being a cold day—the watchman ought to have the keys on the front banister facing the gates or in his pocket—he has no right to go out for refreshment, he ought to bring it with him—we did not expect him to be in his box the whole time; he had to deliver letters on the Sunday over the whole building, and other work, so that he would be perfectly justified in leaving this gate for some time, but he would be within hearing of the gate bell—Brooks has been in the habit of coming to 9, Mincing Lane for some years; he is a wastepaper dealer, and Bell would know him to speak to—if anybody got in at the outer gate they would have no trouble in taking the keys out of the lobby if the door was open—I have known Bell 25 years, and he has been in my employment 12 or 14 years, and I have always had the highest opinion as to his honesty.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The gates ought to be kept locked on Sunday, and he ought to carry the keys with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-177" type="surname" value="BLUNT"/>
<interp inst="t18861213-name-177" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BLUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 849). About a quarter to 10 p.m. on 8th December I arrested Brooks at a public-house in Globe Road—I walked across to him and touched him on the shoulder and said "Mr. Brooks, I want you"—he said "How do you know my name is Brooks?"—I said "I know you very well, I shall take you in custody for being concerned with two other men now in custody in stealing some spices"—he said "All right"—when I got in the Mile End Road he said "I will speak the truth;
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi> the watchman unlocked the gates and let me in; he then went to the lobby, took the key from the hook on the board, took me to Messrs. White and Palmer's office on the first floor, and assisted me in bringing the stuff downstairs"—he also stated that the arrangement was made on the Friday previous to the Sunday, in the Ship public-house, Tower Street—I took him to the station and he was charged—on the way to the Mansion House last Friday, in the presence of Detective Harding, he said "I gave
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, the watchman, a sovereign," pointing to the ship public-house as we passed, "and I was going to give him some more on the Monday."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Bell was not within hearing when Brooks made this statement about him, and I have never got Bell to repeat it in his presence—I have known Bell for seven years, and have always known him to be an honest and respectable man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Brooks's Defence.</hi> I am sure this man helped me to carry these bags downstairs, I could not carry them myself; and how should I know where White and Palmer's key was in that lobby? I admit I have been there of a night, but not in the daytime.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROOKS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BELL</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886.</p>
<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">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi> 5). On 23rd November I was off duty, in plain clothes, in the Strand, near Charing Cross Station, a little before 3 p.m.—I saw the prisoner with another man loitering about on the post-office side—I watched them; the prisoner got on to an omnibus, the other man walked a short distance, I followed him; he appeared to observe me and ran between the traffic towards Villiers Street, and I lost him—I came back and ran along the Strand and caught the omnibus, on the top of which the prisoner was—I rode on the 'bus, on the footboard, to the Law Courts, where I called Coster—I gave him directions and went on the top of the omnibus again—I said to the prisoner "I am a police
<lb/>man, have you anything about you?"—he said "No"—I said "I must search you"—he said "Take me to the station or into some shop"—I said "No, I must do it here"—I then called up Coster and commenced to search the prisoner on the knifeboard of the 'bus—I took from his right coat pocket a small parcel—I said "What is this?"—he said "I</p>
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<lb/>feit florins separately, with paper between each coin—I showed it to the prisoner and put it in my pocket—a gentleman, Mr. Hopkins, on the 'bus, who saw it all, handed me his card, and asked me not to call him if I could help it—I took the prisoner into custody—he came quietly off the omnibus; when he got on the pavement he said "You will have a job"—when we got to Wych Street he plunged and kicked and became very violent; I threw him down—he did not kick or assault me—I had another constable with me—he said he would go quietly, but I called on a Mr. Cox, whom I knew, and he assisted me—in Drury Lane the prisoner became violent again and kicked and plunged; he kicked Mr. Cox and knocked Coater through a shop window—we got him to the station, where he was charged—I searched and found on him a penny—after the charge was read over to him he said to the inspector that the coin was not there (meaning in his pocket) until that man (pointing to me) put it there—before the Magistrate the prisoner said "I was at Charing Cross with two men, who, I believe, are confederates of the sergeant"—he told the sergeant "He crossed his arms like this and put it in my pocket"—at the station, when asked his address, he said "I refuse my address."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not put it in his pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 97), I was on duty near the Law Courts on 23rd November, and was called on the top of an omnibus by Taylor, to assist him in searching the prisoner, who was rather violent—Taylor took out of his outside breast coat pocket a parcel, which he opened; it contained eight florins, separately wrapped—the prisoner's coat was buttoned—going through Wych Street the prisoner became very violent, and tried to throw me—we called on Cox—in Drury Lane the prisoner tried to trip me up, and I slipped and fell through a win
<lb/>dow—before he was searched on the omnibus Taylor did not put his hand on him, he was riding on the footboard—at the station only one penny was found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not ask us to let you walk quietly, nor to take my fingers out of your throat—I did not throw you down and kneel on you, nor did I tear your collar in two.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COX</persName> </hi>. I live at 144, Euston Road—on 23rd November I was at the end of Wych Street, when Taylor called on me, and I went through Wych Street behind the prisoner—he was exceedingly violent, and endeavoured to throw them to the ground—they had hold of him by his arms—he said "If that s—at the back had not got me, you two b—would never hold me; I mean to have a go for it"—at Drury Lane he became violent again, and said, "I will do for him at the back"—he commenced kicking backwards—I received a violent kick on my knee, and he pushed Coster through a shop window.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all counterfeit, and from three different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, stated that two men who spoke to him at Charing Cross must have dropped the coins into his pocket.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury commended the conduct of Taylor.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi> and
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-184" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 78, Commercial Road—I assist my father, a tobacconist—the prisoner came in on the 17th November, about 20 minutes to 8, for a pennyworth of best shag, and gave me a florin; I gave him change, and put the coin in the till—my sister, as he was leaving the shop, called my attention to it, and I found it was bad—I weighed it in the scales against a good florin, it was lighter—my mother tried it with her teeth and marked it with them—I gave it to my father and then put it on the shelf in the shop, and it was afterwards given to the police—on the following evening the prisoner came in again, about 20 minutes to 8, and asked for half an ounce of shag, price 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin, which I saw looked bad as he put it down—I gave the coin to my sister; she took it to my father in the parlour—I sent for a constable and gave the prisoner into custody—these are the two coins—I am certain the prisoner is the man who came in both times.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18861213-name-185" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 78, Commercial Road, and am the last witness's sister—I assist in the shop—on the evening of 17th Novem
<lb/>ber I saw the prisoner come in about 20 minutes to 8, and ask for a pennyworth of shag—he tendered a counterfeit florin—I called my sister's attention to it, as the prisoner was leaving; she weighed it in the scale—I saw the prisoner in the shop the next evening; he asked for half an ounce of shag, and put down a bad florin; my sister picked it up—these are the two florins—I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">DELAHAY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 419). I was called to the prosecutor's shop on the 18th, shortly before 8—I saw the prisoner there—Mary Ann Sullivan made a charge against him, and her father said he wished to give the prisoner into custody for bringing a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece there—the prisoner said, "I did not know it was bad; I would not bring it here if did; I worked four hours hard for that"—Mary Ann Sullivan said he came in there the night previous, and passed a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—he said, "No, I haven't been here since last Saturday"—I took him to the station—I searched him before getting there; I found on him a purse containing a sixpence and three farthings—Mary Ann Sullivan gave me the two coins.</p>
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