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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANSON, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two start</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, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT EDWARD NOACK</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-135-offence-1 t18870110-name-2"/>Agnes Chainey</persName>, a girl under 16.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for an indecent assault.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCK</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<p>136.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM PALEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Bridport Street, Blandford square, and am a musician—on Friday, 12th November, I saw in the prisoner's pork butcher's shop window in Manchester Road, Poplar, a newspaper cutting similar to this, with an ink mark round the word "Sausages"—I read it, and one or two other men were there too, I believe. (
<hi rend="italic">The newspaper cutting was to the effect that William Patterson, a pork butcher, of</hi> 160,
<hi rend="italic">Commercial Road, had been sentenced to 14 days' hard labour for having on his premises meat unfit for food</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-6" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 94, Manchester Road, poplar—on 12th November I saw a newspaper cutting in the prisoner's shop window between 12 and 1 o'clock, and again about 6 p.m.; I read it—this is a Similar cutting—I saw the defendant himself outside his shop at o'clock cleaning the window, and I should say he must have seen the cutting in the window then.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I swear I saw you outside your shop between 12 and 1 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PATTERSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 95, Manchester Road, Poplar, and am a pork butcher in the same line of business as the prisoner—we live right opposite one another—this report refers to me; I had 14 days for possess
<lb/>ing bad meat—I saw the cutting in the prisoner's window.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 27). I served a copy of a summons in this case for libel on the prisoner—he made no remark.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ESSEN</persName> </hi>. When this was stuck in the window between 12.30 and I you were at the back of the shop—you did not clean the window—it was taken out about 9.30—I put it in the window, you knew nothing about it—when you knew of it you gave me notice immediately.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nobody cleaned the window on 12th November—if anybody says he saw my master outside the window with a duster, that is untrue—I did not think there was anything wrong in the paper I put in the window; I read and understood it—I did not know it referred to the Patterson opposite, I thought it was the Patterson in the Commercial Road, a different man altogether.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). After this matter had been taken notice of I applied to my solicitor, and requested him to write and ask for reasonable damages to be paid to me—the prisoner then came over to my shop and said he was very sorry it had happened, but he would do nothing else—I only asked him to pay for the lawyer's letter—he said he would do nothing, I could do my best or my worst—I received this letter from the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">This offered an apology, and stated that he was not aware till the evening that the paper had been in his window</hi>.) Essen had been in my employment, but knew nothing of my conviction—I had been in business in the Commercial Road.</p>
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<p>137.
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<p>138.
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<p>139.
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<p>140.
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and tendered a sovereign; I put it on a shelf where there was no other coin and gave him 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and they left—the landlady spoke to me at 5 o'clock and I looked at the coin and found it was bad—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—between 7 and 8 o'clock the same evening the prisoner came again with a young man, who called for some rum and some whisky; I served the rum, and while the landlady was serving the whisky the young man knocked over the rum, and as I was getting something to wipe it up I saw the prisoner standing behind a partition—I spoke to the landlady, and then said to the prisoner "Are you aware you gave mo a sovereign this afternoon?"—he said "Yes"—I said "Are you aware what it was?"—he said "Yes; I will come round and speak to you"—he then ran away, and the young man went out of the bar at the same time; the landlady and the potman followed them—I gave the sovereign to the constable at the police-station—the rum and whisky were not paid for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say how far Fitzroy Square is from our house because I have only been there six weeks—it is a rule when gold is taken across the counter to put in on the mantelpiece—I was very busy and did not notice this coin—on the first occasion they did not holt out of the house the moment I gave them, the change; they remained about half an hour—no one was serving except me—there were other customers in the bar with them, but they could not see the money tendered across the counter, because they were up in a corner—in the evening they came into the private bar which I attended to—the coin was not like this when I got it, the gilding has been rubbed off the edge since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. They left on the second occasion without drinking the rum; the conversation took place and then they ran out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Crown public-house, Cleveland Street—on 6th December, between 7 and 8 p.m., I saw the prisoner there—I did not see him come in—he was standing in the middle of the private bar; I saw no one else with him—I did not hear the conversation—about 7.20 I saw him run out—the landlady spoke to me, and she and I followed them—the prisoner went up London Street, and the other man up Cleveland Street—we followed the prisoner about 200 yards, and I caught him outside the Yorkshire Grey, at the corner of London Street, and said "I want you for changing counterfeit coin in the Crown public-house"—I caught him by his left arm, which? was towards the houses—he said "What do you want me for?"—I detained him till a constable came, and the landlady charged him with changing a bad sovereign in her house—before I got up to him I saw him put his hand in his right-hand pocket and wave his arm; that was about 50 yards past the house—it was a dark night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had not got into Fitzroy Square when I overtook him—just beyond where I caught him there was a bit of a bother between two men, and there was a crowd and two policemen—I am</p>
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<p>sure I saw the prisoner wave his hand before I caught him—I was examined at the police-court—I then said about his hand being waved—the case was remanded for a week, and I was examined twice—the Magistrate's Clerk read out to me about the man waving his hand—what I swore then was "It was dark at the time when I caught bold of his left arm; he put his right hand into his pocket and waved his arm"—he waved his arm before I caught him—I do not know Con
<lb/>stable Pearce; I have not spoken to him about this matter—the con
<lb/>stable in charge of this case told me in Court that some counterfeit coin had been picked up in an area, and I then suddenly remembered that the prisoner had waved his hand—I had forgotten it until then; that was the day after—the prisoner had an umbrella in his right hand when he was running—he put his right hand in his waistcoat pocket, I was close enough to see that, but I did not hear anything fall or see anything—No. 51 is in the middle of London Street, right opposite Southampton Street—the two men went into the middle of the bar, so that persons could easily see them; there was no attempt at hiding; the barmaid had an opportunity of seeing them—the landlady was not there then—they were in the house five or ten minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-24" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST LILY</persName> </hi>. I live with my uncle at 51, London Street—on 6th December, about 8 p.m., I was standing on the doorstep; it was a dark night—I saw several men run by and a lady following; they were going towards the public-house—as they passed I heard some money drop do in the area; I could not see who dropped it—I went down into the area, and found two half-crowns, one loose and the other in paper—I took them to my uncle, and in consequence of something he said to me I went down into the area again, and found these eight shillings loose in paper, and I gave them to my uncle also—one shilling was put in and wrapped up, and then another was wrapped in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-25" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CORRIE</persName> </hi>. I am the uncle of the last witness, and he lives with me at 51, London Street, about 30 yards from the public-house at the corner—on 6th December, about 8.15 p.m., my nephew brought me two half-crowns with paper wrapped between them, and then they were wrapped in paper so as to be a parcel—I said something to him, and he went into the area again and brought me eight bad shillings, wrapped in paper, with a piece of paper against each—I gave them to Sergeant Cobb on 8th December—they had been kept separate from the time my nephew brought them to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant Y</hi>). On 7th December Mr. Corrie gave me information, and on the following day he handed me two half-crowns and eight shillings, all counterfeit—there were two packets in one piece of paper; the shillings were wrapped up in pieces of paper, and the half-crowns were under them—I recognise these by the marks I put on them—I handed them on the same night to Sergeant Urquhart.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This paper was not crumpled up when it left me; it was only in my possession 20 minutes.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). I received two half-crowns and eight shillings from Cobb wrapped in tissue paper; this is it to the best of my belief—I handed them over to Constable Pearce; they were wrapped all together in one piece of paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot identify the paper; it was only in my posses
<lb/>sion a few minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 330). On 6th December I was on the Fitzroy Square beat, and about 8.15 p.m. Mrs. Clare called me, and said in the prisoner's presence that he had changed a bad sovereign to the barmaid at the Crown, and gave him in charge—he made no reply—I searched him at the station, and found on him 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, a half-crown, five separate shillings, and a sixpence, all good—I received this counter
<lb/>feit sovereign from Miss Watkins—on Wednesday, the 8th, I received two half-crowns and eight shillings from Sergeant Urquhart, which I pro
<lb/>duce; they were done up in this paper—he gave his address at 24, Weedon Road, Kentish Town, but it is Widdington Road—he gave a correct address in fact.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He mispronounced the name of the road—there were two hearings at the police-court, one on 7th December and one on 9th December, and on each occasion the potman Jones was examined—I produced this money on the second hearing—I was not in Court on the first occasion—these coins have been sealed up at the police-station with other property—this paper is worn a little more than when it was given to me—I have opened it four times—I had not seen Jones between the two occasions, and I did not have a conversation with him before he went into Court nor when he left the witness-box—I told him counterfeit coin had been found in an area—he asked me how I got possession of it, and I told him, but not before he went into the witness-box, or at the police-court—I did not listen to Jones's evidence—I was in and out of the Court—I have been hero four or five times before in coin cases—the paper was all in pieces when it came to me—there was no paper between one coin and the other.</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>). The sovereign was found in the prisoner's right-hand waistcoat pocket, and the silver and bronze was in his left trousers pocket—he had an umbrella in his right hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AMELIA HAINES</hi> (22)</persName>, and
<persName id="def4-146-18870110" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def4-146-18870110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def4-146-18870110" type="age" value="47"/>
<interp inst="def4-146-18870110" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="def4-146-18870110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN EVANS</hi> (47)</persName>
<rs id="t18870110-146-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-146-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-146-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BAGGALLAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SALTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Knapton, Seymour and Haines.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-40" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-40" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am post-office receiver at the office in London Road, Southwark—on 10th December I issued this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. upon this requisition form; it has since been altered to 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and the writing has plainly been gone over with a pen—the name of the person on the requisition form asking for the order is "Alexander Duncomb, 14, Lancaster Street, Newington Causeway," and the order is payable to "George Johnson" at the office in Upper Street, Islington—having issued that order I should send an advice on to pay at that office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-41" type="surname" value="SAUNDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-41" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM SAUNDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Smith, a pawn-broker, at Upper Street, Islington—on the evening of 10th December, about a quarter to six, I saw the first three prisoners outside the shop looking in the window at a corner case of jewellery; they stayed there two or three minutes and then the woman came in the shop with a baby in her arms and said, "Can you change me a post-office order?"—I said "We don't do such a thing as a rule, you had better go over to the post-office "—she said, "It is too late," she could not get it after four o'clock—I then said I would see what I could do, and she then said "I want to buy an 'Albert' for my husband," and selected one at 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and produced this order with this letter—I took it with the letter and showed it to my employer in the next shop, and we then saw that it had been altered—my master gave me some directions, and I went to the door of the shop and saw the two men in the centre of the pavement looking into the doorway—I came back and said "It is no use taking the woman, as I am sure there are two men outside concerned in it"—I then went outside again and spoke to a policeman, and then went back to the shop, leaving the policeman outside—I then asked the woman her name and address, and I think she said "Mary Titcomb, John Street, Liverpool Road "—an assistant in the shop named Dodd then asked the woman in my presence, "Do you know the two men outside?"—she said, "No, this order was given to mo by a gentleman outside to get cashed, and he was going to give me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>."—at that point two constables came into the shop with Knapton and Seymour, and the woman turned round to Sey
<lb/>mour as if she knew him and said, "This was given me outside by a man</p>
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<p>get cashed"—Seymour frowned at her and said, "I never saw you before, I never saw you before "—they were then taken off to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have told all that was said; I paid careful attention to it—my shop window was lighted up and was full of things, and the prisoners were looking at them like intending purchasers—the policeman said in my presence to the prisoners "You will have to come to the station to see about this order that has been altered."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-42" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-42" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 221). I was on duty in Upper Street, Islington, and was spoken to by the last witness, in consequence of which I went with Police-constable Crofts to Mr. Smith's shop and saw Knapton and Seymour walking up and down together outside—I seized Seymour and said to him," I want you a minute "—he said "What for?"—I said "I will tell you presently "—I then took him into the shop where the woman was, and he turned round to the woman and said "I know nothing at all about this woman "—she said "I know nothing about this man; a gentleman gave me this near the Angel"—I then took him outside, and French then coming up, the woman was handed over to him, and the three then went to the station—I there charged them with being concerned together in forging and attempting to utter the order to Mr. Smith—Sey
<lb/>mour was the only one who answered and he said, "It is a damned lie"—I searched him and found on him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in gold and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., also a silver Geneva lady's watch—he was wearing an overcoat which was after
<lb/>wards seen by Mr. Pullen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Knapton gave a correct address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-43" type="surname" value="CROFT"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-43" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CROFT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N R</hi> 50). I went with the last witness to Mr. Smith's shop, and saw Knapton and Seymour outside on the footpath—I took hold of Knapton and he said, "What am I taken for?"—I replied "For being concerned with a woman inside who has tendered a forged post-office order"—he replied "I know nothing"—just as I was entering the shop, he replied "I know nothing of the woman "—I took him to the station, and when he charge was read over to him he said it was a damned lie—I found on him a shilling and 1 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and a pocket-book containing two envelopes not addressed, which I gave to the Post-office authorities.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Saunderson told me I was wanted to go to the pawn-broker's, and told me the nature of what they suspected—I was close by when the other constable took Seymour—I did not hear him say "I will tell you presently "—a crowd had gathered round, and Knapton was flurried and wanted to know what he was taken for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-44" type="surname" value="FRENCH"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-44" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FRENCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N R</hi> 6). I took Haines in custody—on the way to the station she said she thought she was doing no harm in changing the order; a man gave it her by the Angel and asked her to change it for him, and promised her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—she also said it was neither of the prisoners who had given it to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-45" type="surname" value="BICK"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-45" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP BICK</persName> </hi>. I am a police constable attached to the General Post-office—on 10th December a communication was made to me with regard to this case, and about midnight I went to Upper Street, Islington, Police-station, and there saw the female prisoner—I said to her "I am a detective officer from the General Post-office; I understand why you have been brought here, and I am told you are desirous of making a statement; you can say what you like to me, but what you say I shall take down in writing, and it may be used in evidence against you"—I then took down</p>
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<p>this statement. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Annie Peace, 23, Little Canterbury Place Lambeth Walk, Lambeth. I have lived there about five weeks. I am single, a cook out of place. I have known the prisoner Seymour for about 14 months; he was working as a gasfitter. The man Knapton I have only known for a short time since I have lived in Lambeth; he in a gas
<lb/>fitter by trade. Seymour came home one day, he knocked me about, I had black-eyes. He brought an order to me one day; it was made out I believe for 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. He asked me to go and get it cashed. I said Where did you get it?' and he said 'Mind your own business.' I eventually took the order from him and got it cashed at a tradesman's, but I cannot now say what one it was. About a week after that he brought home another order. I took that and got it cashed in the same way, but I cannot give the name and address of the person I cashed it with. In cases where I got goods I handed them to Seymour, and he went and sold them. I also gave him the cash I got in exchange for the orders. I should think that altogether I have gut rid of about six orders, all of which I have got from Seymour. A man lodging at a common lodging-house in Tufton Street has, I believe, got the orders at the post-offices. He has called at the house we were living at in Lambeth on several occasions and asked for Seymour, and the latter has asked him to come into the room. I have usually gone out with the child on those occasions, so did not hear what was said. The man in question is named Evans; he is about 40; he is tall, tuft on chin, and moustache turning grey. I saw him yester
<lb/>day, he was out with Seymour; they went about 1 p.m., and Seymour came back alone. I first saw Evans when I was out with Seymour one day in Westminster. I have always known Seymour by that name. The order produced was brought into the house by Seymour about mid
<lb/>day to-day (Friday). We had a row because I would not fetch some more beer for him, and he knocked me about after dinner. About 4 p.m. he told me to get the child ready as he wanted me to go out with him. I did so, and we all went out together. Shortly afterwards we came to Islington, and when we got to the Angel he handed me the order and the letter, and pointed out the shop of Mr. Smith and told me to go in and get it cashed. I did so, and Seymour waited outside, as he has always done when I have gone to cash the orders. We met the prisoner Knapton in a street before we got to the Angel; he did not appear to be waiting. He walked on in front with Seymour, and I could not hear what was said, but Knapton could hear what Seymour said when he handed me the order. Knapton has been with Seymour on about two previous occasions when he has handed me the orders.") I read this over to her and then said "You didn't tell me that Knapton was at your house to-day"—she said "No, you didn't ask me; he was there, and he and Seymour went out together."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She told me that Knapton frequently visited there—I did not towards the end of the statement put questions more particularly as to Knapton; in the former part of it nothing was said about him—I asked a few questions about him and what she knew of him—I have made no inquiries about Knapton, my colleague has.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans</hi>. She gave me that statement quite willingly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-46" type="surname" value="HIRST"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-46" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HIRST</persName> </hi>. I am a police constable attached to the General Post-office—on 14th December I received some information, and went to 49, Tufton Street, Westminster; that is a common lodging house—I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188701100009"/>
<p>there saw Evans, and said to him, "I am a detective attached to the General Post-office, and I am instructed to see you in regard to a number of post-office orders which have been taken out for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each and altered to larger amounts, and negotiated by two men, Knapton and Seymour, and a woman named Haines"—he said, "Yes, I know them, and have taken out a number of money orders for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each for them, from instructions that I have received from Seymour, Knapton being generally present; I have always given the orders to Seymour, I have never had any of the proceeds more than a glass of ale which I have been treated to for getting them; I know nothing of what they did with them"—I then produced two money order requisition forms which I had obtained from the post-office in London Road, Southwark, one of which relates to the money order which, was changed at Mr. Smith's, the other relates to another order—he said, "They are in my handwriting "—I then showed him the forged order, and he said that the money orders which he had taken out for the requisition forms he had handed to Seymour—I then told him that I should take him in custody and charge him with being concerned with the other three in forging and uttering post-office orders—he said, "I am innocent."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This statement was not given in answer to questions, and I have not put it into writing, I have given my general recollection of what occurred at the interview—I have made inquiries about Knapton, and find that he has not been in any trouble before—his wife told me that there was an allowance made from a relative in Dublin to her daughter as an annuity—he has been in employment up to 12 months ago, since then he has done nothing—this pocket-book contains names and addresses of persons connected with the gas-fitting business in connection with Humphreys' Iron Works—all these letters are addressed to him in the name of Knapton, and are business letters—I am aware he has been conducting a sort of agency for getting work for men in the gas-fitting business who are out of employment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He was employed last at the Cadogan Iron Works, and left there in December, 1885—I have ascertained that Knapton and Seymour are father and son—I did not take the statement down in writing, but I went before the Magistrate next morning and gave it as I have given it here to-day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-47" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-47" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-47" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Alfred Smith, of 5, Brunswick Villas, Grosvenor Park, Camberwell, and was employed at the branch post-office of the Westminster Palace Hotel—this requisition form and order for 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. were issued by me on 26th November, and are payable to Walter Fry at Sand's End, Fulham, and is sent by Arthur Jackson, of 12, Church Street—I made out the order payable at Stanley Bridge, Sand's End, Fulham—it has now been altered to 14
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I made out the corresponding advice, which was sent to the Stanley Bridge office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should not like to say for certain who handed me the requisition, he was rather a young man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-48" type="surname" value="FRYER"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-48" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FRYER</persName> </hi>. I live at 616, King's Road, Chelsea, and am manager to Charles Pullen, a pawnbroker—on 27th November, between 8 and half-past in the evening, this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was presented to me by the female prisoner, who asked me whether I could cash it for her—I said "Yes," and she then said she wanted to purchase one or two things—she</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188701100010"/>
<p>said it was too late at the post-office—she produced this letter with the order: "Madam, your uncle's demise I am sorry to tell you of, by way of showing my sorrow I enclose you P. O. O. for 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. being to cover discount or other charges. Please acknowledge the receipt of same, and let me know if you are able to attend the interment. James Wilson, engineer"—I gave her cash for the order and took the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for discount as suggested in the letter—she purchased this overcoat for her husband, and Seymour was wearing it at the police-court, and I identified it—I knew the woman by sight before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had been in my place before—I have not seen her in company with Knapton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-49" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-49" type="given" value="JAMES GEORGE"/>JAMES GEORGE WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am foreman of the gasfitters in the employ
<lb/>ment of the railway fitters at the South-Western Railway, Waterloo—I know the two men at the end of the dock in the names of William Henry Knapton and Walter Knapton, the son—they were both in the employ
<lb/>ment of the South-Western Railway Company as gasfitters; Walter Knapton left in June, 1883, and William Henry Knapton in May, 1885—the son had been with me about nine months, and the father about two years and six months—I have time sheets at the works, and I produce some of them showing the son's time and his signature to it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-50" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-50" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am senior clerk in the confidential inquiry branch of the General Post-office—I have had considerable experience in comparison of handwriting—on 10th December, when these people were in custody, I received the letter that had been handed to Mr. Saunderson, and on the same night I saw Seymour and showed it to him with the order, and after telling him I came from the Post-office I said "Do you wish to give any explanation as to why you have been brought here? I have just seen the woman Haines and she says that she received this order and letter from you, and that the letter is in your handwriting; the letter is similar to several I have at the Post-office in the same handwriting"—the prisoner replied "I admit that is in my handwriting"—that was the one handed to Mr. Saunderson—I said "If you wrote this one you wrote them all"—he replied "You are assuming that"—I said "There can be no mistake, they are all in the same handwriting "—I have compared the letter admitted to be in his handwriting with the letter produced to Mr. Bullen's assistant, and there is no doubt whatever that they are in the same handwriting—I have also seen the writing on these pay sheets, and also these requisition forms upon which the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. post-office orders were issued—they are in the same handwriting, but it is not Seymour's, it is Evans' writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-51" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-51" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-51" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Albert Saunders; Brooks, and live at 23, Little Canterbury Place, Lambeth—about 15th Nov. Haines came to my place; she said she had come from Yorkshire and that her husband was a gas-fitting engineer—she took a furnished back room on the first floor, and then went away to bring her box, and said she was going to meet her husband at Waterloo Station, coming from work—she said he was employed at the South-Western Station—later in the day she came back in company with two men, who brought her box, and they all went upstairs—later she said "I don't know your name, but my name is Seymour; "I said "My name is Brooks "—I don't know when the elder Knapton left, but I should think they had tea—he came next morning—Seymour and the woman lived in the house as man and wife up to the</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="188701100011"/>
<p>time they were taken in custody—I don't think the elder Knapton missed coming a morning during the whole time they were there—I can't say whether they had their meals in the house—they seemed to live com
<lb/>fortably—he did not do any work, as the woman said he was an invalid, and that they got their money from two sick clubs—I have seen the two men go out together twice—Evans came to the house about the second week I think, and asked for Mr. Seymour; he was not in, and he went away and came back again, and Mrs. Seymour then said "Come up into the room"—he came there frequently during the three weeks, and the last week before the arrest he was there every morning, I should think—I only saw Knapton, Seymour, and Evans go out together once; they have been in the house together, but I can't say how often—on the afternoon of the 10th, about 4 p.m., the day of the arrest, I saw Knapton and Seymour coming out of the Cock and Bottle public-house—I can't call to mind whether I had seen Evans there in the morning—the woman was at home when I left home a few minutes previously—that was the last I saw of them until they were in custody—after they were in custody I showed one of the policemen their room, and he took away property from there, but none of mine—they found this stationery with the deep black edging.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Knapton was a constant visitor—I think he occasion
<lb/>ally had a meal with them; he did not sleep there that I know of—I supposed when the woman told me about the clubs that it referred to her husband and herself, he had had three accidents—I didn't notice whether they frequently went out together because they had a key.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans</hi>. You came about 12 o'clock in the morning, and once or twice you came in the afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The rent was 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week, it was all paid but the last week, and that was not completed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-52" type="surname" value="HIRST"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-52" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HIRST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I went to Mrs. Brook's house on Saturday evening, the 11th, and the prisoners' room was shown me by Mrs. Brooks—I found in it a number of articles, consisting of mantles and dresses, some of which have been identified—I also found 20 pawn
<lb/>tickets, in various names and in different parts of London, and also this black-bordered stationery, which was laid on the table ready for writing—I searched Knapton's house, but found nothing there—Upper Street, Islington, is about a quarter of a mile from Southampton Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evans's Defence</hi>. I have nothing to say more than I am entirely inno
<lb/>cent of what I am charged with. I was working with these two men, and he asked me to go and get these orders and I went and got them, and I did not know anything till the policeman told me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Knapton received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SEYMOUR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAINES</hi>
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<interp inst="t18870110-146-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-146-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18870110-146-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-146-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-146-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>Haines was strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.</rs> Haines then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in</hi> 1884.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SEYMOUR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18870110-146-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-146-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-146-18870110 t18870110-146-punishment-10"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAINES</hi>
<rs id="t18870110-146-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVANS</hi>
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<p>147.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-147-offence-1 t18870110-name-55"/>Charles Pullen</persName> and others of their money.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAGGALLAY</hi>,
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<p>148.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-148-offence-1 t18870110-name-57"/>the Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BAGGALLAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LETHIBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-58" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOUBLEDAY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Confidential Inquiry branch of the General Post-office—in consequence of numerous letters being lost at the Putney office I was instructed to investigate the matter—I made up a test letter addressed to Mrs. Bass, 18, Sefton Street, Putney, an empty house—if a letter carrier cannot deliver a letter, it is his duty to return it to the overseer—I put into the letter throe postal orders for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this is the letter—I posted it at noon on 9th December—the address was within the prisoner's district—the letter would come into his delivery at 1.40 that day—finding that the letter did not come back to the office, on the 11th I saw the prisoner at Putney in the presence of Constable Beck—I said to him "I posted a letter on the 9th December at 12 o'clock at noon, addressed to Mrs. Bass, 18, Sefton Street, Putney; it is an empty house, and it was your duty to return that letter to the overseer on your return to the office; what did you do with it?"—he said "I remember the letter; I believe I handed it to the overseer with the other undeliverable letters on my return to the office with the 5.55 collection"—I said "Mr. Dodson did not receive it"—he said "Then I must have left it in my bag"—he would carry a bag on his delivery in the ordinary course—I said "Are you sure you did not put it in your pocket?"—he said "No; I never put letters in my pocket"—the constable afterwards brought me this letter; it was unopened—he said he had found it in the pocket of the prisoner's coat or tunic at his lodging—I cannot say whether the tunics have inside or outside pockets—this other letter was produced at the same time; it is addressed to the editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Wandsworth and Putney Observer</hi>—that letter was open, and the cover was partially torn; at the same time a portion of a cover was handed to me, bearing two stamps, not obliterated—I asked the pri
<lb/>soner how he accounted for the possession of that letter—he said "A little boy handed me the letter, and said he had picked it up in the street; the letter was then open"—I said "Why did not you deliver it or hand it to the overseer?"—he said "Because I was afraid I should get into trouble on account of the letter being open"—the stamps on the letter were dated the 25th November—I asked him if he knew the boy that gave him the letter—he said "No"—when he was spoken to about Mrs. Bass's letter having been found in his pocket, I asked him if he had any other explanation to offer—he said "I must have left it there accidentally"—I gave him into custody—I afterwards opened the, letter; the contents were intact—I believe I did not tell him who I was—I am told I did not, but I was under the impression I had done so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in my present position since May last—this is the first case I have personally conducted—I acted at first on my own responsibility, and afterwards reported the circumstances to my superiors—the letter was perfectly intact, presumably he could not have known what was inside—I believe there are means of testing the contents of a letter by feeling; I have heard of such a thing—as to the second letter, it was after a little hesitation that he said it was handed to him in the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-59" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM DODSON</persName> </hi>. I am overseer at the Putney Post-office—the</p>
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<p>prisoner has been employed there as a suburban postman two or Three years, part of that time, he was only recently promoted—on 9th December he was a letter carrier; he would have a bag to carry his Letters, as he delivered on the Parkfield Walk at 1.45 that day—a letter addressed to Mrs. Bass would be within that delivery—if the house was empty it would be his duty to return the letter to me, or place it in the cage after endorsing it; there is a cage for that purpose; it is not always used; sometimes they give them to me—a man on duty would wear a postman's tunic with an outside breast pocket; there was no inside pocket that I am aware of—I had received instructions with regard to this letter, and on his return I was on the look-out to see whether he would hand it to me—he did not do so, nor did he put it in the cage—I have seen the other letter addressed to the editor of the
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I always found him satisfactory, he has done his duty well, I never had any cause to complain of him—he had a large number of letters to deliver daily, his duty comprised a large circle—I think undelivered letters are generally returned the same day; I could not answer that question positively; I took no particulars notice—I should not be surprised if a letter was handed in afterwards—the duty began to increase in December—the letter to the editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Observer</hi> had come in by the last collection the night previous—I know that by the stamp—new tunic are generally served out to the men on 19th November—the prisoner was ill about that time, and did not resume duty till the 22nd.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. There had been a lot of complaints in the office of the loss of letter.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-60" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP BICK</persName> </hi>. I am a constable attached to the General Post-office I was present on Saturday, 11th December when Mr. Doubleday saw the prisoner—I searched his lodging and found this letter addressed to Mrs. Buss in the breast pocket of a post-office tunic—I can't distinctly Remember whether it was an outside or inside pocket—the letter had not Been tempered with—I afterwards found this other letter in the breast pocket of a uniform overcoat in the same room among a number of letters addressed to the prisoner—it was then open as it now appears—I took the prisoner to Bow Street—the Inspector read the charge to him—he said "I did not steal the one with the postal orders in it"—he had been told by Mr. Doubleday that the letter contained postal orders.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not say whether the tunic in which I found the letter was a new one—I won't say it was an inside pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-61" type="given" value="ROBERT RICHARD"/>REV. ROBERT RICHARD DUKE</persName> </hi>. I live at St. John's Lodge, Kingston vale—on 25th November I posted this letter addressed to the editor of the
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<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have a letter box built in the front wall—no one has access to the office but my son—I have known the prisoner four or five years, he has been in the habit of sending me little items of news—I always found him a sober honest man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<p>149.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>150.
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,</rs>
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<lb/>lawfully obtaining 5, 200
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-151-offence-1 t18870110-name-70"/>Henry Buckley</persName>,</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-151-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-151-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>also to having committed wilful and corrupt perjury before a Police Magistrate.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-151-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-151-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS FREDERICK LEACH</hi> (28)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAWFORD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-72" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-72" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Pelican Hotel, All Saints Road, North Kensington, kept by my brother, Frederick Thomas—on 23rd December, about 4.30, I was in the bar by myself and the prisoner came in with Newman—Leach said "Have you got a half-sovereign for nine shillings, sixpence, and sixpennyworth of coppers?"—I gave him one, and he gave me the nine shillings and sixpence and sixpence in pence, which I put into the till—he then said "Will you give me a half-crown for a two shilling piece and sixpennyworth of coppers, which he gave me, and I gave him a half-crown—I put the florin where I took the half-crown from, putting a sixpence on the top to make the half-crown right—the money I gave him was good—Leach then called for a glass of port, three cigars, and a glass of bitter, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a half-crown—the port was for Newman and the bitter for Leach—about ten minutes afterwards Leach called for the same drink as before, and cigars, and paid again with a half-crown and I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—Leach then called for a glass of port, and asked me if I should like a glass of port—I said "I don't care for it"—he asked me again, and I had it—he asked the potman to have a glass of beer, which he did, and Leach paid with a half-crown—some change was given to him, but I cannot say what—I put the three half-crowns together on the top of the till—Leach then left, and Newman remained and called for a glass of port, and threw down a half-crown—I tried it between my teeth and in the detector, found it bad, and returned it to him, and he paid with a good sixpence, and left—I then looked at the three half-crowns on the till, found they were bad, and spoke to the pot
<lb/>man, who went out—I gave the coins to my brother; these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)</p>
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<p>are them—last Sunday week I went to the station and picked out Leach from I dare say half a dozen others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I gave a description to the police of the man who was with Newman—I said that he was thin and delicate-looking, rather dark, with a high hat and a black coat, trimmed with blach astrachan—I was not half a second before I identified you—I had not got in at the door—my suspicions were not aroused because I did not believe Newman, our customer, would bring a fellow in to pase bad coin—Newman's presence disarmed me; I had never seen you before—I was serving customers, and going to the till frequently, but I took no half-crowns except from you two—you were there about an hour—I was serving only a couple of yards from the till—the drink came to 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at a time—you did not change the half-crown I gave you; you put it in your pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-73" type="surname" value="DARVILLE"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-73" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DARVILLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 85). On 2nd January, about 8 p.m., I took Leach, and told him it was on suspicion of being concerned with Thomas Newman in. uttering counterfeit coin—he said "You are mis
<lb/>taken"—I placed him with four or five others at the station, and Mary Thomas came in, walked straight up to him, and said "That is the man"—he was dressed as he is now—he said "How do you know me? how do you identify me?"—she said "By uttering three bad half-crowns to me at the Pelican Hotel"—he said nothing to that, and made no answer to the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She came in alone, but her brother may have followed her in—I did not move and stand opposite you; I was behind the door—you went to the station quietly—I found on you three good shillings and fourpence, no bad money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I arrested him in Church Street, Lisson Grove, in the open street, from a description which was received from Miss Thomas, and circulated—I said "What is your address?"—he said "43, Great James Street"—I took him in that neighbourhood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-74" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-74" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Pelican—on 23rd December my sister gave me these three half-crowns—I handed them to Hammond.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-75" type="surname" value="HAMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-75" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT HAMMOND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 109). On 23rd December I received these three bad half-crowns from Mr. Thomas (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-76" type="surname" value="CADY"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-76" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CADY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I have frequently seen the prisoner and New
<lb/>tman ogether; the last time was on the Monday night before Christmas, three days before this occurred, standing outside the Ben Jonson public-house, Harrow Road; that is within half a mile of the Pelican; they were talking together—Leach wore a black overcoat, with astrachan collar and cuffs, and a high silk hat—that is the only coat I have seen him in this winter—I have seen him in it several times—I have fre
<lb/>quently seen them together, and principally at the Red Lion, Edgware Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If I had seen anything wrong in your movements I should have acted—you said "You can always find me at my father's," and I said "It would be indiscreet of me to ask your father for you"—you said "I was always there"—I said "I never saw you," because I had been watching the place ever since I saw your description circulated—I did not know for nine days that you were wanted—I saw Newman in the House of Detention on the 29th, and when I returned to the station I saw your description as wanted for being-concerned with New
<lb/>man,</p>
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<p>and I was in search of you from the 29th till you were arrested—I knew you well by sight—I did not come up on the very day of New
<lb/>man's trial and speak to him in the cell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-77" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Mint—these three half-crowns are bad, two are of William IV., from different moulds, and the other of Victoria.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "It is a got-up case against me, and I am innocent."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. No bad money was found on me. My clothing does not resemble the description given. Will you allow me to ask Newman if I was in his company?</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called</hi></p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-78" type="surname" value="NEWMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-78" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am charged with Leach on another indictment, but not in this case—he is not the man who was in my com
<lb/>pany in the public-house bar—I gave a description of the man at the police-station; Leach does not resemble him; he is not the man—the man who took me in there and treated me, wore a little black coat and an overcoat, but he had it on his arm when I met him, and I cannot say whether it was black curly stuff or not—I have seen him several times at race-meetings; they call him George, and I believe his right name is George Blackburn—I have not lived in the neighbourhood of the Ben Jonson for five years—I am a teetotaler—I have been in trouble I admit—I have never been in Leach's company at the Eed Lion, Edg
<lb/>ware Road, but I have known him from a baby, and I know his father and sister.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRAUFURD</hi>. I know nothing against him; he is a respectable young man—I have not been his constant companion, because he has always been above my degree, too much of a gentleman, and I am a poor man—I did not see him in the course of 1885—I do not mean to say that he was at his father's place from December, 1884, to December, 1885; why should I look after him?—I do not know that he was in trouble at that time—I was 16 years fighting fur my Queen and country.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was in trouble; six years ago I got twelve months, but I was as innocent as you are—it was for an oil-painting; one I man stole it, and from that day to this I turned over a new leaf and never drank anything till a week before Christmas—Miss Thomas knows me as a regular customer; I backed horses with her brother—I am a bookmaker; I go in for a bottle of ginger-beer and back a horse; I know the potman well, and it is not likely I should go there and pass bad money; my wife stood fifteen years in one place with a stand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in reply.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-79" type="surname" value="RECORD"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RECORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). I produce a certificate of Leach's conviction, on his own confession, at this Court, on loth December, 1884, of uttering counterfeit coin—he is the man—he was sentenced to twelve months' hard labour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870110-152-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-152-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the conviction in December</hi>, 1884. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>.)</p> </div1>
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<p>153.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WILLIAM NEWMAN</hi> (39)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFUED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-82" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-82" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-82" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY THOMAS</persName> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The evidence of this witness was read over to her from the shorthand writer's notes, to which she assented, and added</hi>:"I tried Newman's half-crown in the tester and with my teeth, and told him it was bad—he said 'Oh, dear, I must have taken it from Whiteley's'—I said 'Then they ought to have it back'—he said 'Give it to me and take it out of this,' giving me a sixpence, and I gave him the half-crown back—he had frequented the house; I knew him and the potman knew him, but my brother had not seen him—I spoke to the potman, who went out and brought him back—my brother said 'I will charge you with passing my sister bad money; where is the half-crown?'—he said 'I have not got it'—my brother had sent for a policeman, and during that time the prisoner said 'Forgive me, I have a wife and children, and took a handkerchief off of his neck and said 'That will repay you for the three half-crowns; give me them back'—my brother said 'No'—he stayed till a policeman came, and was given in custody with the coins."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-83" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-83" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK THOMAS</persName> </hi>. My sister said to me in Newman's hearing "Look here, Fred, this man has passed me this half-crown, and is also concerned with another man who has gone out, in passing these three," handing them to me—I said to Newman "What have you done with the bad half-crown which was returned to you?"—he said "I have not got it"—I said in his hearing to the potman "Go and fetch a constable"—Newman said "Give me a chance, governor, I have a wife and family, and it is Christman time; let me go, this will repay you for the three half-crowns," taking a silk handkerchief from his neck and offering it to me—my sister had taxed him with being concerned with the man who uttered them—I gave him in custody with the coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-84" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BRICKNELL</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Pelican—on 23rd December, between 4 and 5 p.m., Miss Thomas spoke to me, and I went out and saw Newman outside the Metropolitan public-house, 200 yards from the Pelican—I said "Mr. Thomas wants to see you about passing some bad money"—he said "I will go back and see Mr. Thomas"—he did so, and was given in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">asssented to his former evidence, and added</hi>: "New
<lb/>man Vas given into my custody—I told him he was charged with attempting to pass a bad half-crown, and being concerned with another man in passing three others—he made no reply—I searched him there and then, and found seven pence, three cigars, a knife, and a latch-key—he gave his correct address at the station, 5, Adela Street, Kensal New Town.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-86" type="surname" value="DARVILLE"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-86" type="given" value="JOHN CADY, HENRY"/>JOHN CADY, HENRY DARVILLE</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">assented to their former evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Newman, in his defence, stated that Leach was not the man who was with him, but that he met a man who asked him to have some drink, and that he would not have taken the man to a house which he used, had he known he had any bad coin, and that after the man left he passed a half-crown himself which he had taken at Whiteley's, and which he threw away when it was returned to him as bad, and that he did not say anything about giving him back the three half-crowns.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Leach's Defence</hi>. "I am innocent; the three pieces cannot be brought against me because I was not in the house."</p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-153-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEACH</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWMAN</hi>**†—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-153-18870110 t18870110-153-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JEWELL</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870110-154-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CRAUFURD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-90" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER QUINTON</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Lord Palmerston, High Road, Kilburn—on 27th December, about 6.30 p.m., the prisoners came in and Jewell called for two glasses of bitter ale and one of stout, which came to 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; Jewell gave me a shilling—I put the shilling into a cup where there was no other shilling—I dropped one sixpence into the till and gave him another in change—an omnibus driver and conductor then came in and called for some drink and left—Charles Williams then called for an
<hi rend="italic">Irish warm</hi> and a glass of mild and bitter and one of stout and two bitters, and gave me a. shilling, which I dropped down the shilling compartment into the till, and gave him 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—the first shilling was not dropped down—two stouts and some ale were then called for by Williams, who paid with a shilling, and he had a threepenny
<hi rend="italic">smoke</hi>, for which he paid in coppers—I then left the bar, leaving Griffiths to serve.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Charles Williams</hi>. The shillings were all put into the same till, but into different compartments—the cup of the till was empty, but I could not see what was in the drawer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. It is a patent till—I do not know what was in it—there are four holes, one for half-crowns, one for florins, one for shillings, and one for sixpences—if we take for three
<hi rend="italic">drinks</hi> amount
<lb/>ing to sixpence we have to take change for two sixpences and put a shilling into a little cup and drop one sixpence down and give sixpence change—if the three purchases amount to above sixpence the shilling is dropped into the till; if not it is put into a cup—there are six cups, and a little cup at the back for farthings—with all that complication we some
<lb/>times make mistakes—Jewell passed money first; his order came to six
<lb/>pence, and his shilling was put into the cup—three of the shillings went into the bowl and one into the till, and perhaps there was one more in the bowl when I went away at 10 minutes to 7—there were not half a dozen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I was present at 8 o'clock when Mr. Spenceley examined the bowl into which two of the shillings were dropped, and there were two bad shillings in it—the copper is in a bowl and the other five are cups—when we drop a coin into the slot it goes into a drawer below—I dropped one shilling into the drawer and the other two I put into the shilling cup.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-91" type="surname" value="GRIFFITHS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-91" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Lord Palmerston—I took the service of the department from Quinton that evening and found the three prisoners standing at the bar, and shortly afterwards another man came to me for change and I gave him two shillings and a sixpence—I took two shillings out of one cup and sixpence from another—Trower then brought me a bad shilling, which I placed by itself on the crossbar on top of the till and gave him a good one out of the shilling till—Williams then called for two glasses of ale, price 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a shilling—I put it into No. 2, the shilling cup, took two sixpence out of the sixpenny, cup and dropped one of them down the sixpenny hole—Jewell then called for a glass of ale and a 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">smoke</hi>, and paid with a shilling, which</p>
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<p>I put into No. 2 cup—Jewell then called for two 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. smokes and paid with this bad shilling (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I took it to Mr. Spenceley and then went back to the bar and the prisoners were gone; they could see me speak to him—Mr. Spenceley then went to the till and found four bad shillings in the shilling cup—I afterwards saw the prisoners in the Red Lion, three-quarters of a mile off, and gave them in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Charles Williams</hi>. Other people were in the bar, but I cannot say whether I took a shilling from them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. The Lord Palmerston does a very large trade, and a good many shillings would pass while the prisoners were there—this was Boxing Day—five bad shillings were found in the shilling bowl; I saw Mr. Spenceley take out four of them—I was the only person serving between 7 and 8 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-92" type="surname" value="TROWER"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-92" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TROWER</persName> </hi>. I am cellarman at the Lord Palmerston—on 27th De
<lb/>cember, about 7 p.m., I went to Griffiths for change for a half-crown, and he gave me two separate shillings and a sixpence—I saw the three pri
<lb/>soners there—I found that one of the shillings Griffiths gave me was bad, and showed it to Mr. Spenceley—I then took it back to Griffiths, who gave me a good one for it—after the prisoners were taken to the station I put the second shilling in my pocket, and afterwards put it on a shelf as it was bad, and next morning I gave it to Mr. Spenceley.</p>
<p>----
<hi rend="smallCaps">SPENCELEY</hi>. I am head barman at the Lord Palmerston—I saw Trower go to Griffiths for change; the shilling was bad and I cau
<lb/>tioned Griffiths—at a quarter or 10 minutes to 8 Griffiths showed me a bad shilling—the prisoners had then gone, but I had seen them there—I examined the shilling cup in the till, and found four bad shillings and one good one—that was all that was in that cup—here are six shil
<lb/>lings here, I cannot say which of them are the four—there were two shillings in No. 2 cup of the same date as the one Jewell uttered—Trower showed me a bad shilling and I examined the other shillings and they were bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. Four bad shillings and one good one were found in the cup—the money in the shilling cup was all good—if a man calls for something price 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a sixpence is tendered, you drop the sixpence through, it is only when change is wanted that you put it in the bowl.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-93" type="surname" value="HAYWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYWARD</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Lord Palmerston—on December 27th, about 7.30 p.m., I went into the bar and saw the three prisoners there—Jewell said to me "What are you going to have to drink along with me?"—I said "I will have twopennyworth of port wine hot"—that was served, and he paid with a shilling, which Griffiths took up—I left after drinking my wine, and about 8.25 I saw the prisoners at the Red Lion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-94" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-94" type="surname" value="DENNY"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-94" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE DENNY</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid at the Lord Palmerston—on 27th December, between 7 and 8 p.m., I was in the bar parlour, and looked through a window into the bar, and saw the prisoners there—I saw Annie Williams pass money to Charles Williams—I could see that it was silver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-95" type="surname" value="FEAKES"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-95" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FEAKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman NR</hi> 13). On 27th, 'December, about 8.30 p.m., Griffiths called me to the Red Lion, Kilburn, and gave the two wale prisoners into my custody—Annie Williams followed to the station and was taken in custody—I found on Charles Williams a half-crown,</p>
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<p>four shillings, thirteen sixpences, twelve penny pieces, two halfpence, and two farthings—they made no answer to the charge—Charles and Annie Williams gave the same address—it was correct.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. Jewell was asked his address, and said "I would rather not give it"—I know that he has been employed in the Government telegraph service for many years—he gave an address after
<lb/>wards, when the inspector asked him a second time—he did not tell me that it was not his address, but I could take it down if I liked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-96" type="surname" value="BOWTON"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-96" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BOWTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 525). On 27th December, about 7.30 p.m., I was called to the Red Lion, and took Jewell; Annie Williams took hold of his arm and said "Don't take him; he is my brother"—on the way to the station Jewell said "They are only some friends I have met during the holidays"—he said nothing about their being brother and sister—I found on him a half-crown, two sixpences, and a foreign coin, all good—Jewell said "I would rather not give my address"—Charles and Annie Williams gave their address 23, Luard Street, Caledonian Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>. I told the Magistrate that Jewell said "She is not my sister," and I also said that the prisoners had given false addresses, but not in my presence—Williams have a true address but a false name—the address he gave was an empty house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-97" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-97" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-97" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the station—I searched Annie Williams and found two good shillings and twelve pence in coppers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-98" type="surname" value="SOMERS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-98" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SOMERS</persName> </hi>. I am ground workman at the West Middlesex Water Works—on 27th December I was at the Red Lion, Kilburn, when some people were apprehended, but I cannot swear to the prisoners—some time afterwards I found three shillings where they had been standing—I took them home—my fellow-servant examined them and found them bad—I put them in the fire and they melted very quickly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-99" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-99" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY DAY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Day, of 26, Luard Street, Caledonian Road—on 16th November I let a furnished room at 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week to the two Williamses, in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Nunn—they occupied the same room and told me they were man and wife—they remained seven weeks, down to their arrest—I left home on the 26th, and came back on Monday evening, the 27th, and they were gone, and have not been there since—their things are just as they left them—the prisoner Jewell visited them; he told me he was her brother—he some
<lb/>time called every day, and sometimes only now and then—since 27th Dec. I have received a letter from Holloway Prison—I have not got it here—it was asking for the boxes which the female prisoner had left, and the key of the room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-100" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These seven shillings are all counterfeit—they are all mixed up together, but this one passed by Jewell is from the same mould as two of the other six—coins which melt when thrown into the fire are bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jewell's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I am innocent of the charge. The reason I refused my address was that publicity would have caused me instant dismissal. The potman was standing at the bar when I asked him to have a drink."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Charles Williams's Defence</hi>. I was in the bar when Jewell gave the</p>
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<p>shilling, but I did not know it was bad. I produce my marriage certi
<lb/>ficate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Annie Williams's Defence</hi>. We were all in the bar together. I went down to the station, and they detained me.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">The certificate stated that Charles Nunn and Annie Porthers were married at Kentish Town on 13th June</hi>, 1886.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jewell received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>155.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 243). About 2 o'clock a.m. on 31st December I was on duty in Boar Lane, Poplar—I heard a slight noise Like glass being broken, which seemed to come from Montagu Place, an Adjoining street—I went there, and saw in the area of No. 6 the prisoner with his arms through the two broken center panes of glass of the Window, apparently shoving the shutters inside to force them open—I Went up very suddenly and caught him pushing them—I asked him what he was doing—as soon as he saw me he made a leap up the area, which Is eight feet deep—he missed his grasp, and fell back—I asked him if He would come out; he refused—I blew my whistle for assistance—on The arrival of two constables we pulled him up, and got him over the Railings—the windows were so broken that his arms were through—his Coat was on the ground; he was in his shirtsleeves, with his hat and Coat off—on the way to the station he said, "I had no money to get any Lodging, but intended to get some."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "It was only to get a lodging. I broke the window to get locked up."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defense stated that he had asked the policeman to lock him up for vagrancy, before he went down there.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<p>156.
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-156-offence-1 t18870110-name-107"/>Robert Weston Feedam</persName>, his master.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to get some mouldings with—he never returned, and I heard no more of him till he was arrested last Thursday—the prisoner had been in my employment a week—I had entrusted him with small sums before, and he had come back all right.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 898). On 6th January I saw the prisoner, and said "Collins, you will have to go to Bishopsgate Station</p>
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<p>With me for stealing 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. From Mr. Feedam in Liverpool Street"—he said "I did not steal it; I had it stolen from me; I did not like to go back "—I took him to the station, where he was charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate was to the same effect.</hi> </p>
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<p>157.
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<interp inst="def1-157-18870110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-157-18870110" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-157-18870110" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="def1-157-18870110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CLARKE</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18870110-157-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-157-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-157-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-111" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-157-offence-1 t18870110-name-111"/>William Chapman</persName>, and stealing 276 cigars, six boxes, and two pipes, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-112" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM. CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 17, Essex Road, Islington—there is a room behind the shop, in which I live and sleep—at 20 minutes to 12 on the night of 13th December I shut up the shop safely and went to bed—at 2 o'clock next morning the police called me up—I found my shop window had been broken, and that the wire protecting it outside had been unhinged and taken off—there was a hole about 2 feet by 16 inches in the window about four feet from the ground—from inside I missed six boxes of cigars and two pipes, value 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—these are the pipes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-113" type="surname" value="MOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-113" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman M</hi> 236). At half-past 12 a.m. on 14th December I was on duty with another constable in plain clothes in Essex Road, and noticed the prosecutor's window was broken and the wire guard torn down; another constable was standing there—there was blood on the glass—I went to Inspector Turner, who came and inspected the premises—on the road from there towards three common lodging-houses I picked up three cigars at different places, and a portion of a cigar-box—I made inquiries at two lodging-houses, but could learn nothing—I went to the third lodging-house in White Lion Street, about 500 yards from the shop—I saw the prisoner alone outside—I said to him "You have been turned out here to-night?"—He said "No"—I said "Let me look at the back of your hand; if you have a wart on it I know you are the man "—I looked at his hand; there was a recent cut on the back of it, and blood right down—I said "You are the man I want; I am a police officer; I shall take you into custody on suspicion of having committed a burglary, broken into 17, Essex Road "—I found a fancy pipe in his right-hand pocket—he said "All right Sir, there is another pipe in the other pocket."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defense said that he had told the inspector he had had a quarrel in the City Road, and that was how his hand was cut.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870110-157-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-157-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18870110-157-punishment-18" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-157-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-157-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-157-18870110 t18870110-157-punishment-18"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18870110-158-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-158-18870110 t18870110-158-offence-1 t18870110-158-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18870110-158-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-158-18870110 t18870110-158-offence-1 t18870110-158-verdict-1"/>
<p>158.
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<persName id="def1-158-18870110" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-158-18870110" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-158-18870110" type="surname" value="GAPP"/>
<interp inst="def1-158-18870110" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE GAPP</persName>,
<persName id="def2-158-18870110" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-158-18870110" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-158-18870110" type="age" value="53"/>
<interp inst="def2-158-18870110" type="surname" value="ALLCORN"/>
<interp inst="def2-158-18870110" type="given" value="ESTHER"/> ESTHER ALLCORN</persName> </hi> (53), and
<persName id="def3-158-18870110" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-158-18870110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-158-18870110" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def3-158-18870110" type="surname" value="LANGRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="def3-158-18870110" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES LANGRIDGE</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18870110-158-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-158-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-158-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, Unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of Alice Gapp's child by throwing—the dead body into the
<placeName id="t18870110-geo-2">
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-158-offence-1 t18870110-geo-2"/>River Thames</placeName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GAPP</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18870110-158-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-158-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-158-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Landridge, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCCULLAGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Allcorn.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-117" type="surname" value="DANIEL"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-117" type="given" value="DAVID HUGO"/>DAVID HUGO DANIEL</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Addison Road, and am a surgeon—on 28th November I was called to 16, Norland Terrace, where I saw Miss Brady, who made a statement to me—I then went into the kitchen and saw Alice Gapp lying on her back on the floor—I questioned her, and found she was very weak, and ordered her to bed—next morning I called and found her better—on 3rd December I called again, and examined her, and came to the conclusion that she had been confined</p>
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<p>Within a recent date—I saw no child—she made a statement to me—on the first occasion I was fetched by Allcorn, who said her fellow-servant was taken ill with flooding—Gapp, in Allcorn's presence, said she thought she had a slight miscarriage—I went with Mark ham to the house again, and he took down the conversation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw Gapp on 28th November she had not the appearance of being far advanced in pregnancy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-118" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-118" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MARKHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective X</hi>). On 3rd December I went with the doctor to Miss Brady's house, where I saw Miss Brady and Allcorn—I said I was a police officer, and that the doctor was satisfied the house
<lb/>maid had been delivered of a child—I gave no caution, and made no charge—Allcorn said "About 12.30 on the 28th I saw Alice Gapp get out of bed and walk about the room several times; I did not see any child; I thought she was only about two months gone"—she then accompanied me to another floor back room with the doctor; I saw Gapp there—I told her I was a police officer, and that the doctor was satisfied she had been delivered of a child—she said "I was delivered of a child on the 28th; I took it downstairs in the morning, and Eliza Allcorn, the cook, wrote for my young man Langridge, he lives in the Waterloo Road, to come; he came on Monday evening; she gave him the child, and he took it away"—Allcorn said nothing—I then returned to the dining-room with Allcorn and the doctor—I said to her "You have heard what Alice has said"—she said "The housemaid was taken ill during the night of Saturday last, and at about 3 a.m. on Sunday, the 28th, I went upstairs, and Alice Gapp said 'There is a baby in the cupboard under the stairs; will you send a note to my sweetheart?' She gave me his address; I wrote to him asking him to. come; he came on Sunday even
<lb/>ing, and I gave him the child through the area railings; he asked how Alice was, and I told him as well as we could expect"—I was present when Langridge made a statement to the inspector, who took it down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCCULLAGH</hi>. I made these notes at the time—Miss Brady was present at the interview with Allcorn—I did not ask Allcorn many questions; she is rather deaf—I asked her no questions but those I have stated—I only told her I was a police officer; that the doctor was satisfied she had been delivered of a child, and that Miss Brady had told me Gapp had been sleeping in the same bed—when we came downstairs all I said to Allcorn was "You have heard what Alice has said, "and then she made the statement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. She said "I was very ill, and laid on the floor for an hour, and afterwards became insensible."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-119" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-119" type="surname" value="BRADY"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-119" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BRADY</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 10, Norland Square, Notting Hill—Gapp and Allcorn were in my service; they slept in the same room—I had noticed Gapp looked different, but she made no comm
<lb/>unication to me about it—Allcorn told me Alice had been poorly in the night, but was better—I afterwards saw her, and desired her to go and lie down—I afterwards went into her room, where I found a quantity of blood on the floor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Gapp had been in my service about five years—I cannot say I had no suspicion of what was the matter, but nothing beyond suspicion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCCULLAGH</hi>. I heard Markham question All
<lb/>corn on 3rd December—he asked her if she had given the child away to</p>
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<p>someone—he made notes—Allcorn is completely deaf with one ear—I don't think he asked her any questions after we came downstairs—I am not sure.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-120" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-120" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector X</hi>). On 6th December I saw Langridge and told him I was an inspector of police; that a very serious charge had been made against him of taking a newly-born child from 10, Norland square, Notting Hill, and that I Wanted to ask handsome question as to the disposal of that child, and I cautioned him—he said "I will tell you the truth, "and made a statement, which I took down—I said "The bodies of two children have been found, one in Hyde Park, and the other in the River Thames "—he said "It is the one in the River Thames; the child found in the Thames is the one I took away from 10, Norland Square; I am a married man; I had a letter asking me to take something away; It did not say what, I thought it was her clothes "—I asked who did he Mean by her—he said "Alice; I thought she was coming away on Tuesday; I had a doctor and a home provided for her; the mistress would not let her come away; the cook gave it to me; I threw the old Clothes away and put a piece of sacking round it "—I told him after that I should have to charge him—he said he was very sorry, he did the best He could for the girl—I afterwards went back and told Allcorn I should Have to take her into custody for conspiring to conceal the birth of a male Child, and that Langridge had made a statement that she had passed him The child, and that he took it and threw it into the Thames—she made No reply that I remember.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Allcorn received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18870110-158-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-158-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-158-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> LANGRIDGE</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18870110-158-punishment-19" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-158-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-158-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-158-18870110 t18870110-158-punishment-19"/>six Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLCORN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GAPP</hi>
<rs id="t18870110-158-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-158-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-158-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-158-18870110 t18870110-158-punishment-20"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-158-18870110 t18870110-158-punishment-20"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>159.
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<interp inst="def1-159-18870110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-159-18870110" type="age" value="38"/>
<interp inst="def1-159-18870110" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
<interp inst="def1-159-18870110" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES FOX</hi> (38)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-159-18870110" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-159-18870110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-159-18870110" type="age" value="30"/>
<interp inst="def2-159-18870110" type="surname" value="MCCARTHY"/>
<interp inst="def2-159-18870110" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MCCARTHY</hi> (30)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18870110-159-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-159-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/> Robbery with violence on
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-123" type="surname" value="HAYWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-123" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-159-offence-1 t18870110-name-123"/>Henry Hayward</persName>, and stealing 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended McCarthy.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-124" type="surname" value="HAYWARD"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-124" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAYWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a riveter, and live at 51, Ernest Road. Mile End—on the afternoon of 30th December I was in the Railway Tavern drinking with a friend, Dan Clark—I saw the prisoners there—I had two penny worth of rum and paid for a pot of ale—I went from there to the Crown, Commercial Road, on my way home—the prisoners followed just behind me down the road—I and Clark went in, and I called for a pot of ale; the prisoners came and we talked together—I knew them before by going down to the docks—I saw they became rather quarrelsome—I attempted to go out, but McCarthy got in front of the door and said "You don't get away from me so easy as you think"—I said "You would not take this liberty with me only you know I am suffering from bronchitis and consumption "—I made a second attempt—my friend said" Why don't you let him out? he is doing nothing to you "—I made the third attempt and got out—I saw them coming after me, I went into the private compartment; they followed me, I was frightened and jumped over the bar and said to the barman "I wish you would call for a constable "—the barman helped me over—when the constable came to the door I went out—I said "I wish you would protect me against these men"—a man not in custody said "He struck my sister "—'the barman and constable would not hear what I had to say; I could not speak very well owing to my complaint—he went along as far as York Road and left</p>
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<p>me—I went down York Square, and in the middle of it the prisoners came running up, and two of them pinned me behind—Fox had this arm, and Murphy, not in custody, must have had the other—McCarthy seized me by the throat, put his hand into my pocket, and took out 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the others got 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a handkerchief out of my pocket—they got away as far as the turning, where I saw them count the money—McCarthy said "What have you got?"—Murphy said "1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>."—McCarthy said "I have got nothing"—I got up and said "You have got 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. of mine"—I went to see if I could see a policeman, and they made off—Clark seemed to go that way with them—I went to the Thames Police-court—I had had a good deal of drink, but I was as clear as I am at the present—I am not a great drinker, I drink moderately.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I came out of the Docks at a quarter to 5—I had been working there all day—McCarthy had been working there too—we were all men who worked about the Docks—we were not all
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi>, I have tried to avoid them as much as I could—I went into the Railway Tavern about 10 minutes to 5, and was there about 20 minutes—I went in with Clark—I was in the Crown about an hour—Clark was not much the worse for liquor, he could certainly stand—I was a little the worse for liquor—those were the only two public-houses I went to—I had paid for two pots of ale, and some of the others had paid in their turn; they wanted me to pay for a little more, and I refused, and they got to rough play with me—the policeman I applied to moved me on—McCarthy denied at the time that he had taken half a crown from me—then Clark followed them towards Commercial Road—they had been at work and had money—I have known McCarthy about two years by sight, I believe.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-125" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-125" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL CLARK</persName> </hi>. I live at 142, Charles Street, Stepney, and am a laborer—on the afternoon of 30th December I was with Hayward in the Railway Tavern between half-past 4 and 5—the prisoners and a third man were there—all went off sociably there—we went to the Crown, and the prisoners followed us shortly afterwards; we did not ask them to go with us—everything went off sociably for an hour and a half, and tune the prisoners began to get very noisy to Hayward, and threatened what they would do to him if he did not pay for drink and used very violent language to him—I tried to persuade them not to do it, they took no notice of me—they tried to prevent him going out—I said to McCarthy," Why don't you let the man go out of the house?"—he said, "No one is stopping him from going out of the house, but I mean to keep my eye on him "—he got out at last; the prisoners were on his heels; he ran into the private bar for protection, and jumped over the bar—the barmaid, seeing it was likely to come to a quarrel, brought a constable in and had the prosecutor turned out—the prisoners came out, and one of them said to the constable that he had struck the barmaid and his sister—the constable pushed the prosecutor on as far as York Square, and then left him—that was not in fun—the prisoners came in front and behind the prosecutor and pinned him—two went down his pockets, while the third held his arms—they took 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from him—I said they were no men to do such a thing, if I knew I was coming to such company I would not have done it—McCarthy struck me a very violent blow on the mouth and knocked me insensible—I went home; the prisoners followed me as far as Old Church Road, and there wanted</p>
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<p>me to drink with them; I would not—they wanted to give me a share of the money, I refused.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. We were all more or less drunk—I had known McCarthy before as a dock labourer, and I knew the others as working in the same neighbourhood; we had worked together—we all paid for drink—the prisoners were persuading the prosecutor to stand treat—he paid about three to one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-126" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 207). On 1st January I arrested McCarthy—I told him I was a police officer and should take him into custody for being concerned with others not yet in custody in assaulting and robbing Hay ward in the York Road on the evening of the 30th—he said, "I can prove I was at work at the time."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">McCarthy's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I told the constable I was going to work on the morning he took me."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-159-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>160.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES FOX</hi> </persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18870110-160-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-160-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-160-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18870110-160-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a coat, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-128" type="surname" value="NATHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-128" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-160-offence-1 t18870110-name-128"/>James Nathan</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-160-18870110 t18870110-160-punishment-21"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>161.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DAY</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870110-161-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>to marrying
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-130" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-130" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-161-offence-1 t18870110-name-130"/>Mary Jane Davis</persName>, his wife being then alive. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18870110-161-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-161-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-161-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>There was another indictment against him for stealing her goods.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-161-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-161-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-161-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-161-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-161-18870110 t18870110-161-punishment-22"/>Two Years' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>162.
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<interp inst="def1-162-18870110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-162-18870110" type="age" value="46"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH EHRHART</hi> (46)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870110-162-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-162-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a banker's cheque for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-162-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-162-18870110 t18870110-162-punishment-23"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>163.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK STANLEY</hi> (45)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-163-offence-1 t18870110-name-134"/>Andrew Stephen Butters</persName>. </rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-163-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18870110-163-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18870110-163-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-163-18870110 t18870110-163-punishment-24"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>164.
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<interp inst="t18870110-164-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-164-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering two requests for the delivery of drawers.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-164-18870110 t18870110-164-punishment-25"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>165.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-165-offence-1 t18870110-name-137"/>Francis Dunford</persName>, his wife being then alive, after convictions of house-breaking in March, 1876, and bigamy in July, 1884.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-165-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>166.
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<interp inst="def1-166-18870110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870110-166-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>to stealing a mare, a Hansom's cab, and harness, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-166-offence-1 t18870110-name-139"/>John Manley Birch</persName>.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-166-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-166-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-166-18870110 t18870110-166-punishment-27"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<p>167.
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<interp inst="t18870110-167-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to obtaining by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-167-offence-1 t18870110-name-141"/>Edward Cunningham Boosey</persName> 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and an order for the payment of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-167-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-167-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870110-167-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-167-18870110 t18870110-167-punishment-28"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>168.
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<interp inst="t18870110-168-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18870110-168-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to three in
<lb/>dictments for larceny of articles of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-168-offence-1 t18870110-name-143"/>Thomas Cranswick</persName>,</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870110-168-offence-2 t18870110-name-144"/>Ferdinand Finch</persName>, and to a previous conviction of felony</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">In the case of</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">indicted for conspiracy with others to defraud the Great Northern Railway Co. by the re-issue of used tickets</hi> </rs>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for one of the defendants, before plea applied to quash the indictment on the ground that it contained</hi> 35
<hi rend="italic">Counts charging a variety of conspiracies between the prisoners and others, and also charging each separately with conspir ing with other persons. There were separate indictments against each of the defendants for stealing the tickets, and these separate acts of felony were included in the charge of conspiracy, lie therefore submitted that such an indictment was</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">embarrassing to the defense and ought to be quashed</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for other of the defendants, supported the application</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also contended that the Great Northern Railway Company ceased to have any property in the tickets after they were once issued, and that no fraud upon them could be sustained</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, contended that by the Vexatious Indictments Act</hi>, 30
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">Vic. (the Amendment Act), power was given to add Counts, so long as they did not travel out of the depositions, and that the depositions here sufficiently disclosed the facts and prevented any embarrassment arising. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">overruled</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH'S</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objection, and after consulting</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE SMITH</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">Cox C. C., p</hi>. 87,
<hi rend="italic">and Reg. v. Barry</hi>, 4
<hi rend="italic">Foster and Finlaison.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>sented one that was crossed, but could not obtain the money for it—I asked him his name; he said "Cook "—I asked him to write his name on the back of the cheque, and saw him sign the same name as that on the face of the cheque—I referred the matter to Mr. Hawson, the chief clerk, but did not hear what passed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The writing is not much like Mr. Symes's—I know nothing of a previous cheque having been presented.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-153" type="given" value="BOWER"/>BOWER SYMES</persName> </hi>. I am a Congregational minister and live in Russell Road—I keep an account at the London and County Bank—I know nothing of the prisoner more than he was a worshipper in my congrega
<lb/>tion—I never sent him to the bank—this cheque is not my writing, and does not resemble it in the slightest degree—I know no one named Charles Cook—when at my house the prisoner said "You know me very well"—I said "No"—he said "My name is not Cook, my name is Bailey "—I then recognized him by that name—I never employed him in any way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know that he was employed by Denny and Thomas, drapers—I have heard that he had a good character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 258). I received the prisoner in cus
<lb/>tody—I cautioned him that what he said might be used in evidence against him—he said, "I found the cheque near Westminster Bridge and I offered it at the bank during my dinner hour; I know I am guilty"—I searched him at the station and found on him a blank sheet of note paper and other things, no postal order.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-170-18870110 t18870110-170-punishment-31"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>171.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>172.
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<interp inst="t18870110-172-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="t18870110-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-158" type="given" value="ELILZABETH"/>ELILZABETH HILL</persName> </hi>. I am single, and keep a provision shop at Richmond House, Avenue Road, Acton—on 9th December, about 2.30, I served the prisoner with half an ounce of tobacco, price two pence—he gave me a shilling—I found it gritty, and my teeth sank in it—I took it upstairs, showed it to a lodger, and brought it down to the shop again—the prisoner was still there—I said "I cannot give you change for the shilling"—he said "Why?"—I said, "Because it is bad"—he said "Let me see it "—I showed it to him in my hand, and said "Do you remember where you got it?"—He said "I took it just now in change for a two-shilling piece "—I said, "Do you remember where?"—he said "Somewhere in Turnham Green"—he took out a florin and penny,</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I showed it to Mrs. Lennox, a police inspector's wife, who lives upstairs—she took it to her husband, who was in bed, and it was out of my sight for an instant, but I can swear it is the same, because it is bright and new.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My husband did not strip you before me; he took off your top coat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I lodge at Mrs. Hill's house—on 9th December, about 2.30 in the day, I was undressed and in bed—my wife brought me a shilling; I bit it, found it gritty, and my teeth sank into it—I dressed myself as quickly as possible, and overtook the prisoner in Avenue Road, 30 or 40 yards from the house, going towards Acton in the opposite direction to Turnham Green—I took him back to the house—my wife gave me the coin—I put it in my mouth in the prisoner's presence, doubled it up, and throw it towards her for her to pick up, and the instant it touched the table the prisoner picked it up and swallowed it—I caught him by his throat, and endeavoured to prevent him, but he said "Don't choke me," and I left off pressing his throat—I found on him a good florin, a penny, and a number of ballads—I took him to the station—he was charged, and made no reply—when asked his address he said "No fixed abode."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I searched you in the back kitchen, and took off your great coat, only I did not take off your waistcoat or undo your braces.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-161" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 389). On 9th December, about 2.30, I was called to Mrs. Hill's house, and found the inspector searching the prisoner—I assisted in taking him to the station—next day going to the station I said "I should have thought that a shilling would have killed you"—he said "The inspector is only making a fool of himself to charge me; I am sure to be discharged; you have not got anything to show, and he has not got anything to show; you said last night you would stop me from swallowing it; you nor he could not stop me from swallowing it when once I got it into my teeth."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defense stated that he did not know the shilling was bad, and denied swallowing it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was not more than two minutes and a half dressing—I slipped on my trousers, tunic, and slippers, and ran out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court of feloniously uttering counterfeit coin in January</hi>, 1883, when
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<hi rend="italic">sentenced to five years' penal servitude.—
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<p>173.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-165" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-165" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT RIMELL</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps a beerhouse at 365, Cable Street, St. George's-in-the-East—on 2nd December the prisoner came in and asked me to give him two shillings' worth of coppers—I did so, and he put down a florin—I put it on one side, and he said "Give me half a pint of four-ale," and put down a penny—I turned to serve another customer, and when I turned round to take up the penny the prisoner had gone, and left his beer—I found the florin was bad, and did not mix it with any other silver—I afterwards gave the same coin to Smith—on the 19th I went into the bar while my sister was serving, and saw the prisoner leaving the bar—I looked in the till and found a bad shilling—there was other money there, but that was the only large coin—I showed it to my sister, and afterwards gave it to Smith—on 23rd December, about 9.15 p.m., the prisoner came again for half a pint of ale; he gave me a florin, and said "Give me all coppers?"—I said "I can't spare all coppers"—I went to get change, and found the florin was bad—I recognized the prisoner, and went into the kitchen, and spoke to my husband—a constable was called, and the prisoner made for the door, but the constable caught hold of him, and said "Where did you get this from?"—he said "I had it from where I work "—these are the three coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-166" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-166" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-166" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at Mr. Rimell's—on 19th December I was alone in the bar, and served a man very much like the prisoner with half a pint of ale and a pennyworth of tobacco—I picked the prisoner out from eight or nine others—he is the only man like him—he gave mo a florin—I put it in the till, and gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—he then asked me for a pipe, and my sister, Mrs. Rimell, came into the bar, and he left his ale and did not wait for the pipe—she then went to the till, took out the only florin there, and showed it to me; it was bad—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-167" type="surname" value="RIMELL"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-167" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES RIMELL</persName> </hi>. I keep this beerhouse—on December 23rd my wife showed me a florin, and I called a constable, who took the prisoner as he was leaving—I was sweeping the bar about 8.45 next morning before the house opened and found this other bad florin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-168" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-168" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 217). On December 23rd Mr. Rimell called me, and as I went in I met the prisoner coming towards the door—I stopped him and he went back and stood by the bar—Mr. Rimell handed me a florin in his presence, and I asked him where he got it—he said "I got it where I work in Thames Street carrying oranges"—this is it—he was taken to the station and charged—on the next morning I went to the same compartment, and as I stood at the door I noticed a florin, which I picked up—this is it; it is bad—a good florin and a penny were found on the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was going into the next bar without my hat and coat—I only had my uniform trousers and waistcoat—Mr. Rimell called me and I went into the wrong bar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-169" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). On 6th December Mrs. Rimell gave me a counterfeit florin, and on the 23rd the inspector gave me</p>
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<p>another at the station, and I saw the prisoner there and told him he would be charged with uttering a bad florin to the same people at the same place two or three weeks ago—he said "I know nothing about that"—he was placed with eight other men, and Emily Brown picked him out as being like the man who passed the coin on the 19th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these six florins are bad and from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I know nothing about it, it is a made-up case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the First Count</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second, Third, and Fourth.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-173-18870110 t18870110-173-punishment-33"/>Fifteen Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>174.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN GASKIN</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-174-18870110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870110-174-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>Unlawfully uttering a medal representing a sovereign, with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, unlawfully attempting to obtain 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-173" type="surname" value="WEAVER"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-173" type="given" value="ERNEST AUGUSTUS"/>ERNEST AUGUSTUS WEAVER</persName> </hi>. I am a draper's assistant, of High Street, North Finchley—on 30th November, about 3 or 3.15 p.m., the prisoners came in and bought two silk handkerchiefs and two pairs of gloves, which came to 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—while I was looking out the gloves, Mary Ann said "Can you give me change for this sovereign," and laid this Hanover medal on the counter this side up.—(
<hi rend="italic">The side with "To Hanover" on it</hi>.) I took it up and said "This is worthless, not worth a copper"—she said "Is it bad then?"—I repeated that it was not worth a copper—she seemed surprised, and I said "Where did you get it from?"—she said "My master paid me this morning"—I advised her to take it back to her master at once, as he must have made a mistake—she said she would do so, and gave me a good sovereign to pay for the goods—I gave her a half-sovereign and a shilling in change—she put the medal back in the paper with what looked like some sovereigns—she had taken the medal out of that paper—I saw them later on looking in at the window, and saw them pass the shop twice that evening, and saw a policeman take them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She took the medal from a paper in which there were several other coins, and handed it to me with the man on horseback upwards—she seemed to be taken quite
<hi rend="italic">aback</hi> when I said that it was valueless, and she at once said "I received this to-day from my master," and took from the same paper a good sovereign—I gave the medal back to her, she wrapped it up in the, paper, put it in her pocket, and went away—the Queen's head was on one side—they did not tell me who their master was, but I afterwards heard that it was Mr. Sewell, of Winchmore Hill, which is four miles off—I can get there from my shop by train to Finsbury Park.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-174" type="surname" value="FIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FIELD</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in Mrs. Marsh's shop, that is about 100 yards from High Street, North Finchley—on 30th November, about 5.30, the two prisoners came in, and I served Mary Ann with some fried fish, price 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she said "Can you change a sovereign?" and put a coin on the counter—I said "Yes," and took it to Mrs. Marsh—she went into the shop and took the coin with her, and said "Where did you get this money from?" and said that it was worthless—Mary Ann said "My master gave it to me this morning, when we came out for a holiday "—Mrs. Marsh said "Do you know you are liable to get live years for passing bad money?"—Mary Ann said that she did not</p>
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<p>know it was bad, and that her master gave it to her in the morning—she paid for the fish and the sweets with a shilling, and they left—she had other coins in the paper—she gave Mrs. Marsh another coin, and she gave me a sovereign and asked me if it was good—I said "Yes."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were two Hanoverian medals which she said she got from her master that morning—she wrapped them up in paper, and Mrs. Marsh advised her to communicate with her master—Alice took no part in it from beginning to end; she never uttered a word—Mary Ann said that their master was Mr. Sewell, of The Chase, Winch
<lb/>more Hill; that was before they were given in custody—there was no concealment as to who they were—the two medals and the sovereign were taken from the same piece of paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Alice took no part in it, but she said that their master gave them to them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-175" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-175" type="surname" value="MARSH"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-175" type="given" value="ELIZA AGNES"/>ELIZA AGNES MARSH</persName> </hi>. My husband is a fishmonger, of Lodge Lane, North Finchley—on 30th November, about 5.30, Field brought me a Hanoverian medal like this; I found it was not a sovereign—the prisoners then asked for twopennyworth of sweets, and I served them—we have two separate shops—holding the medal in my hand, I then said to the elder prisoner," This is useless "—she then gave me another Hano
<lb/>verian medal, which she took out of a piece of paper in her hand, and put the first one back in the paper—she said, "Is this good?"—I said "No"—she then gave me a good sovereign from the same paper—I gave it back to her, and asked her if she had any more money—she said "Yes," and gave me a shilling, and I gave her the change—I said, "Where did you get the bad money from?"—she said, "My master paid me my wages this morning "—I said that she had better take them back to her master, and asked her if she was aware that she was liable to five years for uttering them—she said she would take them back to her master, and would give him five years for giving her such coin—they left; I told a constable, and he took them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mary Ann said that the coins had both been received from her master—the first one was brought to me by my assistant, and when I told Mary Ann it was worthless, she took out another and asked if that was good—she said that her master was Mr. Sewell, The Chase, Winchmore Hill—there was no concealment—the other prisoner never spoke, she simply stood there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-176" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18870110-name-176" type="given" value="EDWARD HARRY"/>EDWARD HARRY SEWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at The Chase, Winchmore Hill—the two prisoners were in my service; Mary Ann had been there four months, and Alice about seven months—I discharged them summarily on 30th November about 7 a.m., in consequence of misconduct in my house—1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was due to Mary Ann on 10th December, I believe, but I gave her 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—no wages were due to Alice, she had been paid on the previous Saturday—they were both together when I paid Mary Ann, and I believe I gave her a sovereign, a half-sovereign, a half-crown, and a shilling, and in addition to that I gave them a sovereign, and asked them to go home to their friends—I took the money out of my purse, which was in my pocket—I most certainly did not give them any Hanoverian medals, it is utterly impossible that I could have done so—I had a gross of them in my house, but since this they have all been destroyed—they had been used for playing at
<hi rend="italic">Nap</hi>, and were kept in a counter-box in the dining-room, open to everybody, any servant had</p>
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<p>access to it—five or six weeks had elapsed since the counters had been used, because the house was shut up, my wife being ill at Brighton, one of my daughters was at home, but no company was kept, and there
<lb/>fore the counters were not used—I had been to a friend's house the previous night; I played at whist there—I took no counters there from my house, I did not go from my house to my friend's—I used counters there, but they were not Hanoverian medals, they were fish; mother-of-pearl.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nobody was in the house but my daughter and her cousin who was staying with her; neither of them are here—I discharged the prisoners because my daughter complained that they had both been a little intoxicated; I heard of it twice, and the second time I sent them away—I came home from Brighton on the Monday night, and sent them away on Tuesday morning—I should not have discharged them but for drunkenness—Mary Ann had received 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. monthly for the four or five months she was there—I have heard that she comes from Norfolk from service, and she speaks the Norfolk dialect—I say that I gave her three sovereigns, two of which were to go home to her friends with.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-177" type="surname" value="ETHERIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ETHERIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman S</hi> 273). On 30th November, about 5.40 p.m., I received information from Mrs. Marsh, and went in search of the prisoners, I found them on the high road leading from Finchley to Whetstone—they were not going towards Winchmore Hill, but in the direction of High Barnet—Mrs. Marsh's shop is, I should say, four or five miles from Winchmore Hill; it is not quite in an opposite direction, Winchmore Hill lies to the right, and they were going to the north; they could get to Winchmore Hill that way by going a long way round—Mary Ann was carrying a small parcel containing fish—I said that they would be charged with attempting to pass bad money—she said, "If it is bad my master gave it me as wages "—I said, "You had been previously told it was bad, at Mr. Weaver's"—she repeated the same statement—I took them to the station, where I received from the female searcher these two Hanoverian medals and a sovereign, two half-sovereigns, a sixpence, 5 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a silver watch, and a bunch of key.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said to her," You have been previously told it was bad," I was assuming that it was the same coin which she passed two hours before, and that she was trying to pass it a second time; I did not know that she had two, till she was searched—she said that she had received them both from her master.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-178" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-178" type="surname" value="BANKS"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-178" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE BANKS</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Whetstone Station—on 30th November I searched the prisoners, and found on Mary Ann two Hanoverian coins, one good sovereign, two good half-sovereigns, a sixpence, five pence, a silver watch, and a bunch of keys—I found nothing on Alice—I handed the articles to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Mary Ann Gaskin says</hi>: "The money I had was given me by my master; he never paid me a penny till the morning he turned me away; the money he gave me was 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for myself, and 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for my sister, which I took for her. I had other money in my purse."
<hi rend="italic">Alice Gaskin says</hi>: "I was present when Mr. Sewell paid my sister the wages, and he threw it on the table; I did not know it was bad."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that there was no case to go to the Jury against the prisoner Alice, as her mere presence did not make her an accessory.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-179" type="surname" value="FIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Alice was not standing by Mary Ann's</p>
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<p>side when Mary Ann asked for change for a sovereign, but they were close together, and Alice said "Our master gave it to her," meaning to her sister.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">declined to withdraw the case from the Jury.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870110-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870110-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-180" type="surname" value="SEWELL"/>
<interp inst="t18870110-name-180" type="given" value="EDWARD HARRY"/>EDWARD HARRY SEWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not count the Hanover coins before I destroyed them—I had a gross of them, and there were six or eight dozen left—I won no money at cards the night before; I lost half-a-crown—my wife destroyed the coins as soon as she read the report in the papers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870110-175-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> also to unlawfully omitting certain particulars from a receipt book, the pro
<lb/>perty of his said masters.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-175-18870110 t18870110-175-punishment-34"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> There were other indictments against the prisoner, and his defalcations were stated to amount to</hi> 1,100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">during the five years he had been in the service of the Corporation as Clerk and Collector of Billingsgate Market.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>176.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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