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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANSON, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment, denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES SMITH</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROXHOLM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-2" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am a money-lender at 7, Wells Street, Oxford Street, carrying on business in the name of the West London Bank—on 7th November the prisoner came to me and said his name was
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870228-name-3 t18870228-alias-1"/>George Edwin Williams</rs> </persName>, and that he lived at 5, Blyshur Road, Clapham, and carried on business at 131, Edgware Road, as a wine merchant—I knew a firm carried on business there but did not know it was the prisoner—he said that he wished to have an advance of 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. upon the furniture at 5, Blyshur Road, which he said all belonged to him, and he produced this form which my clerk had given him the day previously; I asked him whether he had himself filled it up and signed it, and he said he had—he told me that the greater part of the furniture had come from Noting-ham, and that the remainder he had bought in the City, and produced this receipt for 103
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for furniture which he had bought from Messrs. Hall and Bartletts—I told him to call next day and bring with him the railway receipt for the carriage of the goods from Nottingham to London, and on the next day he called and showed me these receipts—I asked him what they referred to, and he said to part of his furniture at 5, Blyshur Road, and he wrote this on the back of it, "This receipt is for furniture and bedding, Messrs. Hall and Bartlett are purchasers of fur
<lb/>nature, bedding, etc."—he also showed me railway receipts for 63 cases of furniture, 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and a receipt for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a quarter's rent, and another receipt for 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for a cottage piano—I said, "I believe these documents to be forgeries"—he said, "What do you mean?"—I inferred that he denied it, and said, "These documents are forgeries, and are forged by</p>
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<p>you; I intend to send for a constable and have you arrested"—he said, "Please, Mr. Simmons, do not do it. I have been induced to do this by my father, he is really the person who ought to suffer, and not me"—I Said, "This railway receipt has been altered, the word 'wine' has been Struck out, and you have put the word 'furniture' in"—he admitted it, and said, in the presence of the constable, "They are in my handwriting, they are forgeries"—</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>. Holland was the constable who was present—I am a private gentleman who lends money—sometimes they pay fees and do not get the money—I got 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the prisoner—sometimes the fees are 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or more—I charge so much per cent., according to the risk incurred in each transaction—never 80 per cent.—60 per cent. is the highest, I believe.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-4" type="given" value="KEITH"/>MR. KEITH FRITH</persName> </hi> said that he would not contend the case further.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOLLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 288). I was called by the prosecutor and the prisoner was given into my custody charged with this forgery—these documents were handed to him by the prosecutor one by one, who asked him, "Is this your handwriting? yes or no," and he said that this cheque and these two other documents were, and begged the prosecutor not to give him in custody, and began crying, and asked him to go to his father and he would explain everything, but he would not go.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The prosecutor did not say that if you acknowledged writing these receipts or some of them he would re
<lb/>consider about giving you in custody, and then, after you had acknowledged writing them, he said he could not.</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 in February</hi>, 1877,
<hi rend="italic">of obtaining money by false pretences.—
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<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY HILL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Three Calendars public-house, Calendar Road—on 14th February, about three p.m., the prisoner came in and represented himself to be a detective, and asked me if I had taken any bad coins; I said I had, and amongst them a bad half-crown, and I showed it to him, he said it was the best specimen of a bad coin he had seen and he should like to show it to his inspector—I lent it to him and he went away with it—this is the coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-8" type="given" value="FRANCIS BLAKE"/>FRANCIS BLAKE METCALFE</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, at 305, Wick Road, Hackney—on 14th February, about 4.30 p.m., the prisoner came in and bought a pocket-handkerchief, price 4 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a half-crown in payment—I found it was bad and told him I should break it up—he said, "Don't do it, I have taken it in a public-house a little higher up in change for half-sovereign"—I then gave it him back, and he put it in his pocket and gave me a shilling and went out—I said, "Was it the Tiger public-house," and he said, "Yes"—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the coin—I went out and spoke to a constable, and pointed the prisoner out to him—the prisoner was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUTCHINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">policeman J</hi> 237). On the 14th February the last witness made a communication to me, and shortly afterwards I saw the prisoner enter the Tiger public house—Just as I got to the door he was</p>
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<p>coming out—I pushed him back into the public-house, and asked him where the bad money was, and commenced to search him, and he gave me this bad half-crown—he said that was not the public-house where he got it, it was near Dalston Junction—I took him in custody, and at the station I searched him and found eight shillings in silver and 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze, all good money, and also this purse, which was afterwards identi
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-10" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this coin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he was the worse for drink and excited on this night, and that he gave </hi>1
<hi rend="italic">s. </hi>6
<hi rend="italic">d. for this half-crown, and went to buy a handkerchief to see if it was good or bad, and that if hi had known it were bad he should have run away.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-13" type="given" value="JANE ELIZABETH"/>JANE ELIZABETH OUSEY</persName> </hi>. I assist my mother in a beershop in the Kingsland Road—on 8th February about 3 p.m. I was in the bar, and saw Tinsley there with some companions—a young girl who was with them called for some liquor, and paid with sixpence, and then some more liquor was paid for by somebody, and then Tinsley called for a pot of four ale—I served him, and he gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I gave him 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and put the florin in the till—no other florin was there—he remained in the bar about five minutes after that—my mother then came into the bar, examined the till, and took the florin out which I had put there, and called my attention to it—I found it was bad, and kept possession of it—I sent for the constable on that occasion, but nothing was done—next day, about quarter to three, I saw the two prisoners come in together—they were served with some liquor by my mother—Joyce put down a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I made a statement to my mother and a constable was sent for—the coin was put in the tester and a piece was broken off—it was afterwards given to the constable by my father—I gave the constable the one I had taken on the 8th—I can't tell you whether this is the same one, but I am quite sure about this broken one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Joyce.</hi> I never saw you in my house but once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Tinsley.</hi> I saw you there the night before—you were the last one out, and you bid me good night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-14" type="given" value="JANE ELIZA"/>JANE ELIZA OUSEY</persName> </hi>. I keep a beerhouse at 176 Kingsland Road—on the night of 8th February I was in the bar and saw Tinsley served with some liquor by my daughter—I saw him leave the house, and soon afterwards I went to the till and found a florin there, which was the only one; this one produced is something like it—I called my daughter's attention to it, and she took care of it—next day I was again in the bar, and saw the two prisoners come in together—I served them with a pot of six ale, and Joyce gave me a 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece—I tried it in the tester and a piece broke off—I passed it back to him on the counter and said, "This is a bad 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece," and he said "I am very sorry,
<hi rend="italic">Mam</hi>"—I think he said a man gave it him—Tinsley then paid with a good shilling—a con
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<p>prisoners were given into my custody—I told them I should take them into custody for passing two counterfeit coins, they made no reply—at the station they were charged again—Joyce said, "A traveller gave me that 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece last night for carrying a parcel to the East End; that is for not looking at my money, I shall have to put up with it"—Tinsley made no reply—I received this florin from Miss Ousey, and the broken one from Mr. Ousey—the prisoners were searched at the station, and on Joyce I found 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and on Tinsley 2 sixpences and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—Joyce gave his father's address, and Tinsley said "I shan't give it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two coins are counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece for carrying his parcel to Lady Brook Street—it was not my fault, only my misfortune."
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<hi rend="italic">Joyce repeated the same statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-18" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Baker, a tea merchant, of 2, Victoria Buildings, City—on 27th January prisoner came in for a quarter-pound 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. tea, and put down a half-crown—I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change, and placed the half-crown in the till—there was no other there, only two or three shillings and some sixpences—about a minute or two afterwards Mr. Baker went to the till and called my attention to the coin, and I found it was bad; this is it—he took charge of it—on a subsequent day Mr. Baker rang me downstairs, and I saw the prisoner there again.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 154). I took the prisoner in custody at Mr. Baker's shop—she said she had been selling some flowers at Vauxhall and two gentlemen bought some flowers and gave her 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and she gave them 2
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—Mr. Baker said she had been there before on the 27th, and he gave me two bad half-crowns—the prisoner denied that she had been there—she was searched at the station bat nothing was found on her—she gave an address which I found was a common lodging house, where she lived three or four days a-week—I received these two coins (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not hear you say about having half a load in your possession—it was a very busy thoroughfare.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-272-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>to feloniously receiving the same well knowing them to be stolen</rs>. Martin
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to
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<interp inst="t18870228-272-offence-6" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>to receiving the property knowing it to be stolen.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I saw no one with you—you seemed sober when I served you, but you pretended to be drunk when the constable was called—you were sober at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOGGY</persName> </hi>. I manage the Piggott Arms—Parr showed me these coins, and I said to the prisoner, "Where did you get these from? you have passed two bad coins; have you got any more?"—he said nothing—I said, "I have taken many bad coins lately, and shall give you in custody," which I did, with the coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-37" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HOLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 87) I took the prisoner and received these coins—I said, "I shall search you"—he nudged me with his elbow, and said, "All right, old man, you don't want to do anything, you know what things are"—I found in his left-hand trousers pocket two florins, a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and two pence—I took him to the station—he was very violent all the way—he gave his address, 7, Devonshire Street, Com
<lb/>mercial Road East.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not intoxicated—I went to your address and saw shoemaker's tools there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-38" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SUTTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 421). I assisted Holton in taking the prisoner—he was very violent—it took three constables and the manager of the Piggott Arms to get him to the station—I found a bad shilling between his waistcoat and the pocket—I had to cut it out with a pen
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these four coins are counterfeit, and all from one mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I received 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for</p>
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<p>my work from Mr. Burnstein. I picked up the counterfeit shillings. I did not know whether they were good or bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He repeated the tame statement in his defence.</hi> </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 May</hi>, 1877,
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-41" type="given" value="LIZZIE"/>LIZZIE WALTON</persName> </hi>. I am eight years old, and live with my father and mother at 60, Wellington Road, Barns bury—I saw the prisoner in St. George's Road—he said, "Little girl, will you go and get me half a loaf?"—it was between eight and nine o'clock in the evening—he gave me a 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for going, and a half-crown, which I took to Mrs. Goosh, the bakers, who gave me the bread—I did not wait for the change because I thought the half-crown was a penny—I went back to the prisoner—he said, "Where is the change? I gave you a half-crow; go back for it"—I ran back, got the change, and gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I know it was a half-crown, because you by told me so when I went back—you stood in a dark place—I know you by your little moustache, and another here (a beard)—that is why I Pointed you out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am sure the prisoner is the man—never seen him before—I gave him the loaf and the change—he was standing in the same place when I went back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. GOOSH</hi>. My husband keeps a baker's shop at 92, Wellington Road, 20 or 30 yards from the last witness's house—I know her—on February 9th she came in between 8 and 8,30 for 11 bread, price 1 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and handed me a half-crown, which she left, but took the bread—I laid it in front of my till—she came back and said "The man says it was a half-crown"—looked like a new one, and I put it in the cashbox with other half-crowns, but they were a different colour—I rang it and it sounded perfectly good—I gave her two shillings and 4 1/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—next morning my daughter called my attention to the cash box, and I found in it five bad half-crowns, which I gave to Sergeant Perry—I had received other half-crowns from other children the day before—I cannot say which of the five I received from the last witness, but this one looks like it—they were all of the same date, and there were a number of good ones besides, as there were two or three days' takings—the cash-box is taken up stairs at night, and I or my daughter open it in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only count my money on Thursdays—I know your face well.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-42" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER GOOSH</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—on February 10th, about 10.30, I went to the cash-box for change for a sovereign, and found five half-crows which looked suspicious, lying very close together—I showed them to my mother—she always locks the cash-box at night and unlocks it in the morning—she had unlocked it before I went to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-43" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAWKES</persName> </hi>. I shall be nine years old next June—I live at 19, Clayton Street, with my father and mother—on 10th February, about 6 P.m., I saw the prisoner in the street; it was pretty light—I had seen</p>
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<p>him before—he said, "Do you know that baker's shop round the corner?"—I said "Yes"—he said "Will you go and get me a half-a-quartern of the best flour?" and gave me a half-crown—I went there and gave it to Mrs. Grassmayer, who gave me the flour and the change, and I took them to the prisoner, who was still in the same place—he gave me a halfpenny.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed your little moustache—you were placed with others at the police-station some days afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-44" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BRAY</persName> </hi>. I am 11 years old, and live at 308, Caledonian Road, Islington—on February 10th, about 6.50 p.m., the prisoner stopped me in Clayton Street and asked me to go round the corner and get a loaf of bread, and when I came back he would give me a halfpenny—he gave me a half-crown—I went there and gave the coin to Mrs. Grassmayer, who bent it, and sent me out for the prisoner—I went to him and said "Mrs. Grassmayer says you are to come round with me and get the bread"—he said "You have got to go and get the bread I sent you for"—I went and told Mrs. Grassmayer, and she sent me back with the baker, and the prisoner had gone—I went to look for him and found him in Howland's beershop, Caledonian Road—I followed him to Copenhagen Street, and told my father and a police-sergeant, who took the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before that I saw the man in a beershop with a woman, and ran back and told Mrs. Grassmayer—you stood in a doorway when you stopped me—it is not a dark street, and there is a lamp post on the other side—it was dark at the time—I noticed a silk handkerchief round your neck; by it I identified you when you were with the young woman—you had a black coat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-45" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN GRASSMAYER</persName> </hi>. My husband is a baker, of 100, Bemerton Street, Islington—on 10th February, Hawkes, who I knew in the neighbourhood, came in between 6 and 7 o'clock for a half-quartern of the best flour, price 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a half-crown—I gave him four sixpences and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and put it in the till—I afterwards took it indoors and put it in the cash-box—I had rung it and it sounded very well—about half an hour afterwards the boy Bray came in for a new loaf, price 2 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a half-crown—it rang all right—I put it in the till and was about to give him the change, but I took it up again, bent it, and found it was bad—I asked the boy who sent him—he told me something, and I told him to fetch the man—he came back again for the loaf, I told him to go back and bring the man—he came back and said the man had gone—I then looked at the half-crown Hawkes had given me, which had not been mixed with the others, because I had not been to the box—I found it was bad, and bent it and gave them both to the sergeant—these are they (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were charged with Mary Powell at the station with attempting to pass a half-crown—I did not mention the second, because I wanted a little time to consider, and I meant to do away with it—I did not mention it till the 16th—I gave this one to the sergeant on the Monday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES BELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant</hi>). I produce two half-crowns which I received from the last witness, one on the 10th the other on the 14th—on February 10th, about 7.15, Bray came up and pointed the prisoner out to me, who was arm-in-arm with a woman—I stopped him, and said to Bray, "You are sure this is the man who gave you the half-crown?"—he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in bronze, but no bad money—he gave his address 5, George Street, Islington—about 5 bad coins have been passed in this district, and all by children—the woman was discharged on the remand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were put with five other men, and the boy failed to identify you, and then you were charged with Mary Powell—about a dozen children were brought to identify you, and these two did so—on February 24th two more children were brought to identify you, not four—one of them did so—I found your address correct, and found a bag of flour there with the name of Vogh, Caledonian Road, on it, where a bad coin had been tendered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-47" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Y</hi>). I received these five coins—I was present on the 16th when 13 children were brought to identify the prisoner, who was placed with ten other men—three children identified him positively, and two said they thought he was the man, but were not sure—all the children who have been called to-day identified him without doubt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only speak to the 16th—I was not present on the 23rd, I was in the yard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These seven coins are counterfeit, and all from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence asserted his innocence, and stated that it was a case of mistaken identity on the part of the children.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). On 15th February, about 3 o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Broad Street, Golden Square—I stopped him and said "What are you loitering about here for?"—he made no answer, but made motions pretending that he was deaf and dumb—he kept his mouth tightly closed, and kept mumbling as though he could not speak—I asked what he had about him—he still made further motions, and kept his mouth tightly closed—I searched him, and found a good shilling in his right hand waistcoat pocket—I took him to the station—he struggled two or three times, and attempted several times to get his hand up to his mouth—another officer helped me to take him to the station—we there put him down on his back in the charge room—I squeezed his throat, and made him open his mouth, and found five florins in his mouth done up in paper—he said "I would have swallowed them if I could," and laughed—he was charged; he said "Yes, that is right"—he refused to give his name and address—he afterwards gave his name, but no address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-51" type="given" value="CHAS"/>CHAS. HARVEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 273). I was with Kitching in plain clothes—I saw the prisoner come out of the Coach and Horses public-house in Crown Street, Compton Street, and saw him speak to a man named Phillips, who has been committed for trial this session for passing counterfeit coin—the prisoner went into the Coach and Horses with Phillips—as he came out I saw him put something in his mouth—I</p>
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<p>could not see what it was—I was with Kitching when he arrested the prisoner—I have heard his evidence—it is correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870228-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870228-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are counterfeit, and from two or three different moulds—counterfeit coins are generally wrapped in tissue paper to prevent their being rubbed—one of these coins is from the same mould as coins to be produced in a subsequent case.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-53" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KITCHING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner made a statement to me on the remand of his own accord—this in it (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>: "I got them from a man they call Joe in a public-house at the corner of Compton-Street and Crown Street—I should know him again—he gave them to me with instructions to take them to a man named
<hi rend="italic">Peggy</hi> in the first public-house on the right of Rathbone Place, Oxford Street, and he gave me a shilling for taking them, and I was to be careful in letting no one see them"—he signed that—he was not going in the direction of Rath
<lb/>bone Place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> All I can say is, I received them from a man to give to another. I had no intention of uttering them—I have been in trouble, and have tried in every way to get an honest living—the man who gave them to me is in custody now, and I have recognised him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-276-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to having been convicted at this Court for uttering counterfeit coin—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-278-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>, to unlawfully endeavouring to conceal the birth of her new-born child.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18870228-278-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>She was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the manslaughter of the said child</rs>, upon which no evidence was ordered.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-278-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day see Surrey cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1887.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-279-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in their possession with intent to utter the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Constable E</hi>). On 9th February, about half-past 5, I was with another officer in the neighbourhood of Five Dials, which is close to the Seven Dials. I saw the two prisoners, with several other men whom I have often seen there before, standing outside the Horse and Groom—the two prisoners went inside and stayed about a quarter of an hour—they came out again, and walked down Shaftesbury Avenue in company with a woman—the woman went down White Lion Street, and</p>
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<p>the prisoners went towards Broad Street—Brown, another constable, followed the female and I went on to Broad Street, where I met Blundon—I spoke to him, and he went with me—I came up with the prisoners a the corner of Endell Street and Broad Street, where I stopped them—I said "I am going to search you and see what you have got about you"—directly I caught hold of Ford he threw away two shillings, which Blundon picked up—the prisoners said nothing—a crowd gathered round—we took the prisoners to the station and left them there—I went back to Brown—the two shillings were picked up about two yards off—1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was found on Ford; on King I found several pieces of paper with marks of coin on it—I asked Ford what else he had about him—he said "I have got nothing"—I asked his address—he said "I am a butcher, I live at 29, Fetter Lane"—King was asked the same question, and said "I don't live anywhere particular."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> You did not tell me you lived at 90, Fetter Lane—I did not tell the inspector that nothing was taken from you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> 29, Fetter Lane is a common lodging house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-60" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM CLARK</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Ledbury Road, Bayswater, and am a clergyman—about 6 on afternoon of 9th February I saw two men taken into custody at the corner of Endell Street—I do not recognise them—I saw a slight struggle, and Turrell placing his hands over their clothing—there were fifteen or twenty people there—I looked and saw a man picking up something off the ground—he handed it to me—it was a package of these 10 counterfeit shillings—I marked them—they were all wrapped in paper, and with paper between each—I tested one between my teeth; it was bad—I put it in my pocket, and walked away about 100 yards—then two men came after me—a policeman came up, and I went to the station and gave them up to the inspector—the man picked up the coins about two or three yards from the struggle, in the gutter beside the curb.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 215
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On afternoon of 9th February I was with Turrell near Five Dials—I saw the prisoners and a woman——they went down Shaftesbury Avenue—Turrell followed them—I after
<lb/>wards saw them at police station—I first saw them that day outside the Coach and Horses with a woman and two or three other men—I knew them by sight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLUNDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On the 9th February I was in the neighbourhood of the Five Dials—Turrell spoke to me in the after
<lb/>noon in Broad Street, Bloomsbury, and pointed out the two prisoners walking across Endell Street—I and Turrell followed them about 30 or 40 yards—at the corner of Endell Street they stopped—Turrell said he wanted to search them—I caught hold of Ford, Turrell apprehended King—Ford threw 2 shillings and a packet down—the packet rolled down beside the curb into the gutter—I picked up these two shillings at the time, about two or three yards off, and found they were bad—I said to Ford, "What did you throw them down for?"—he said, "I know nothing about them"—30 or 40 people were round—I took Ford to the station, where the prisoners were searched—1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and some coppers were found on Ford, and in King's coat pocket two or three pieces of paper, which Turrell put in his hat—I saw afterwards a gentleman bring the packet in—when it was shown to Ford he said he knew nothing about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> I swear these pieces of paper were taken from you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-63" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector E</hi>). On 9th February I was at the station, when the prisoners were brought in—Mr. Clark subsequently brought a packet into the station—I examined it, and found it contained these 10 counterfeit shillings wrapped in paper, and with this tissue paper between each coin—I told the prisoners they would be charged with possessing 12 counterfeit coins—Ford said "I know nothing about it," and King said "I know nothing about it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-64" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOWDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant C</hi>). I have seen the prisoners on various occasions at the Coach and Horses public-house in company of Albert Phillips, Kingston, and Field—I saw them on the afternoon of the day they were arrested entering the bar of the Coach and Horses—Phillips, Kingston, and Field are coiners and sellers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> I saw you in their company then, and on two or three occasions between that and 28th January—I have done nothing else but watch the Coach and Horses since then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-65" type="given" value="WM JOHN"/>WM. JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These 2 shillings are counterfeit, and also these 10 shillings—there are slight marks on the tissue paper—one of the 2 shillings is from the same mould as one or two of the 10 shillings, and one of 2 shillings is from the same mould as one or two in a subse
<lb/>quent case for trial.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their statements before the magistrates and in their defence, denied all knowledge of the coins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-279-18870228 t18870228-279-punishment-17"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18870228-280-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-67" type="given" value="HORACE FRANCIS"/>HORACE FRANCIS TOOMEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 34 Dieppe Street, West Kensing
<lb/>ton, and am an omnibus conductor—on Saturday night, 5th February, a little before 10 o'clock the prisoner got in my 'bus opposite Orchard Street, Oxford Street—another woman who was with her got on the step, but did not get in; she got off the step—I asked the prisoner for her fare—she gave me half-crown—I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—she said she wanted to go to South Kensington—I said I did not go there, but she could change at Sloane Street—when she got to Green Street she said, "I will get out here and go to see my cousin"—she did so—I was sus
<lb/>picious of her—I put my hand in my bag, and brought out this bad half-crown, which was the only half-crown in my bag—I turned my 'bus round, and went to the Marble Arch—the 'bus was empty—I was talking to my inspector, and looking across to Quebec Street I recognised the prisoner again with the woman who had been with her before—she was passing something to the prisoner under her apron—they separated, and the prisoner got into another car going the other way—a constable took her out, and she turned her pockets out, and he found some good money on her—I believe she had no purse—I saw another bad half-crown between the seat and the cushion where the prisoner was sitting—I gave it to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-68" type="given" value="DONALD"/>DONALD MUNROE</persName> </hi>. I am an Inspector in the service of the London Road Car Company—Toomey spoke to me near Quebec Street and pointed out the prisoner, who was with another woman standing at the corner of the</p>
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<p>pavement opposite—I saw them exchanging something under their white aprons which both were wearing—they then separated and the prisoner walked down and got into another car—I got on to the footboard; the prisoner got up and told me she had got on the wrong car—I told her she would have to wait now—she said nothing, but sat down—when she got up I saw her working her hands behind her back under her apron—a constable came and she was given into custody—I searched the bus and found this half-crown just behind the cushion where she was sitting; between the cushion and the seat—the prisoner saw it found, she said nothing—when charged with uttering the first half-crown, and having this other in her possession, she said she was never in the first 'bus at all, and that she knew nothing about the second half-crown—I gave it to Howard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-69" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HOWARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman A</hi> 135). On 5th February the prisoner was given into my custody a little after 10 o'clock by Toomey on the charge of uttering this half-crown, which he gave to me—I said to her "Could you give me any information who this woman is you have been talking to?"—she said "I have not been talking to any woman, you have made a mistake this time"—she heard Toomey state that she had tendered him a half-crown in the 'bus at the corner of Park Lane, and that he had given her change—she said "I never had the money, and was not in his bus"—she was holding in her left hand these two good half-crowns and 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. bronze—I asked her to turn out her pockets—she turned out one pocket; there was nothing in it—I took her to the station—she made he answer to the charge—I saw the 'bus searched and a half-crown found between the padding of the bus and the back part of the cushion where the prisoner had been sitting—nobody was near where she had been sitting—the 'bus inspector gave me this half-crown—she was searched by the female searcher—nothing was found on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Arthur Street, Trevor Square, Knight Street, and am a surgical instrument maker—on night 5th February, shortly after ten, I was inside a bus near Quebec Street—the prisoner came in and sat down in the right hand corner by the door—another lady got in and asked the conductor if he went to Victoria Station—the prisoner could hear her—the conductor said no—the prisoner said she would get out as well, she wanted to go to Victoria—the In
<lb/>spector said "Sit down"—she had her hands at the time on her knees—she immediately put her right hand behind her and lifted the cushion and dropped something between the cushion and the seat of the omnibus—I was the only other passenger on that side, and I heard something fall on the wood between the cushion and the seat—the Inspector came in with a lamp and looked on the floor—I told him she had put some
<lb/>thing under the cushion—I saw the half-crown picked up from where she had been sitting—a constable came in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-71" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are both bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "All I have to say I never was in his 'bus, and I know nothing at all about the charge."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence, stated that a gentleman gave her</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and that she got into the wrong' bus as she had had a little drink, and she denied all knowledge of the first' bus.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-280-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-73" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BUNDOCK</persName> </hi>. I keep a paper shop at 16, Bear Street, Leicester Square—on 22nd February, the prisoner came in about 5 p.m. for a boy's paper—I asked her which one, and mentioned two or three—she said "Any paper will do that has a picture in front of it"—I gave her the
<hi rend="italic">Young Men of Great Britain</hi>, price 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—she gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I gave her 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—another woman was with her—they left the shop to
<lb/>gether, and went to the Bear and Staff at the corner—immediately they left I found the coin was bad, and rushed after them—I stopped them just as they were going in at the door of the public—I said to the prisoner "Do you know what you have given me?"—the prisoner turned round and said "What?"—I said "Do you know what this is? you give me that back" (meaning the change)—she handed the 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. back to me—the other woman with her turned and said "Good God, it is bad money; I didn't know anything of it"—I then gave the prisoner into custody with this coin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 1
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870228-291-offence-1 t18870228-name-103"/>August Leopold</persName> 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi>). On 8th February, about 4 p.m., I was with Police-constable Brown in St. Martin's Lane—I saw the prisoner with two other men about 10 yards off going towards Charing Cross—we were going the other way—the two men went down West Street, and prisoner kept walking towards us, tucking something up the left sleeve of his guernsey—I stopped him and said, "I am going to search you to see what you have about you"—I found five counterfeit half-crowns tucked in his guernsey, wrapped in paper, and a piece of paper between each coin—I know the other two men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 215
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was with Lee—I have heard his evidence—it is correct—I know the two men who were with the prisoner—I saw the coins found—I took him to the station—he was charged—he gave no address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are counterfeit—some of them are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner read a written statement, that two strangers met him when looking for employment, and gave him the packet of coins to make brooches of.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-292-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BYRON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 153
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TUCKER</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Percy Smith, a clothier—about</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FREETH</persName> </hi>. On 3rd February I was standing next door to Mr. Smith's shop—I saw the prisoner running with something under his arm towards Ealing—Tucker was running after him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-117" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NEWMAN</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am not guilty."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It stands to reason if I had stolen that man's coat I should not have given my right address—no person would do it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-295-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870228-name-119" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-119" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BURTON</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter—the prisoner lodged at my house—on the 18th December he asked me to cash this note for him. (
<hi rend="italic">A sailor's advance note for </hi>2
<hi rend="italic">l. </hi>5
<hi rend="italic">s., dated December</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886,
<hi rend="italic">and signed "J. Sampson," master of the Grantully Castle.</hi>) I advanced 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and he owed me 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for rent—I saw him write "F. Adams" on the back—I asked him whether it was a right note, and he said "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870228-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870228-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-120" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-120" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW BURTON</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—I got this note from my father to get cashed—I took it to Messrs. Donald Currie's office on 7th February—I was unable to get it cashed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870228-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870228-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-121" type="surname" value="M'CLELLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM M'CLELLAN</persName> </hi>. I am a purser for Messrs. Donald Currie and Co., of Fenchurch Street, agents for the Grantully Castle—there is no master named "J. Sampson" in our service—the master of the Grantully Castle is Captain Young—this note is not genuine—I know nothing of it—I do not know the prisoner or his writing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 448 G). I took the prisoner into custody on 12th February—I charged him with obtaining money under false pretences—Mrs. Burton was present—he said, "All right, Mrs. Burton, I intended to pay you this afternoon."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence said that he went to the East India Dock to ship, and saw a man he believed was the mate of the Grantully Castle, who advanced him the note, to get clothes; his friends objected to his going to sea and leaving his mother; he had given Mrs. Burton a sovereign on the Saturday himself, and all the money had been repaid.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy.—</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-295-18870228 t18870228-295-punishment-29"/>Two Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CHARLES RICE</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870228-296-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully possessing 30 counterfeit shillings, with intent to utter the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BYRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-124" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL STOREY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 153
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). About 3.30 on 18th February I was in plain clothes, outside the Coach and Horses public-house—I saw a man named Phillips come out of the house, and spoke to the prisoner—I saw Phillips give the prisoner a packet—the prisoner went alone towards Tottenham Court Road—I called Sergeant Blunt, and stopped the prisoner—I said I was a police officer, and wanted to see what he had about him—I searched him, and in his right-hand pocket I found 30 shillings in all—I took him to the station—before going into the Court he said, "I am going to tell the whole truth—a man named
<hi rend="italic">Peggy</hi> gave it to me; I gave him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was sent by a man I know, and I was to meet him in the Tottenham Court Road or the Euston Road—I was first intro
<lb/>duced to
<hi rend="italic">Peggy</hi> a fortnight before."</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-125" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BLUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I saw Storey take the prisoner into custody—I saw 30 separate shillings found in his right-hand trousers pocket, wrapped up in three packets.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all counterfeit.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy on account of his youth.—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR BELCHER</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870228-297-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-297-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870228-297-offence-1 t18870228-name-128"/>William Pratt</persName>, and stealing from him a chain.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PRATT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Flying Dutchman public-house, Pomeroy Street, New Cross—on 17th November, about 12.20 a.m., I was closing—as I was screwing up the shutter inside, I was struck on the side of the nose, and knocked insensible—I could not say how many times I was struck—I was wearing a watch and chain—next day I was shown this chain—it is my property; a seal and key were attached to it, hanging from the button-hole—they are gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-130" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID WHEELWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a fish curer, of Hatcham Road, Old Kent Road—on a Tuesday night in November I saw the prisoner between 12 and 1 a.m. with William Hazell—I asked the prisoner what was the matter—he said, "Nothing"—I said, "What do you mean, nothing?"—he turned to Hazell and said, "I will tell him," and showed me this chain—he said, "There has been a bit of a row in Pomeroy Street, and a chap they called
<hi rend="italic">Nobber</hi> knocked an old man down belonging to the Flying Dutchman, and I picked up the chain." I persuaded him not to part with it, or he would get himself into trouble, and I left him—the next day I informed the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-131" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS COLLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective P</hi>). Wheelwright gave me information—I arrested the prisoner—I charged him with being concerned with other men in stealing a gold chain from Mr. Pratt—he said, "Very well, I will tell you the truth, I was with
<hi rend="italic">Nobber</hi>, Punch, Levitt, Dick Pitsoll, and another one drinking in the Coach and Horses, Pomeroy Street; we left and went down Pomoroy Street—
<hi rend="italic">Nobber</hi> knocked the old man down—I kicked up against something, looked, and picked up the chain—I afterwards sold it for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I am sorry I was worse for drink at the time or I should not have done it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I was never in trouble before that night.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ERNEST LESLIE</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870228-298-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-298-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 2
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the monies of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870228-298-offence-1 t18870228-name-133"/>Avice Fry</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRANSTOUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AVICE FRY</hi>. I live at 163, Lilley Road, Fulham—I have a son, Walter Fry—on 18th December the prisoner came and told me he was in a fix—my son had written to him for money, and he had none to send him—I said I was sorry, but I was in distress myself—I had not got my own rent ready, or I would send some—I lent him my watch to sell—I wanted 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I showed him my watch and asked him if he would buy it—he said he could not, he had no money, or he should like to buy it—I said I should like to sell it—some time afterwards he said, "I will tell you what I should like you to do; let me have that watch to send to your son, as I should not like him to be in the country without money." I said, "Very well, if it is to send to my son I will let you have the watch," and under those circumstances I let him have the watch—my son is an actor, and was employed by the prisoner at 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I did not lend the prisoner the money—it is not true that he was to use some of it in the concern—he has not written to say he would pay me back by instal
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not say he had not money to take him to Masborough—he did not ask me to lend him money—I told him if I had money I would lend him some to send to my son—I did not under
<lb/>stand that the 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was to be lent for the prisoner—It was entirely on my son's account I let him have my watch to pledge—I told him where he could pledge the watch—he brought the ticket back and gave it in my children's charge—he gave my son one shilling—my son wrote to me for money after the prisoner had gone, and had not given him any money—that was the 23rd or 24th December—I knew my son was in Sheffield, and that the prisoner got him a situation—I think the prisoner acted unkindly—he took my son down there, and paid him no wages, and I am the loser of the money—the prisoner hired a theatre in Masborough, which was a failure, but he told me he had a banking account, and that he bad plenty of money, but he could not draw it within four days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-134" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER FRY</persName> </hi>. I was engaged by the prisoner on 12th December last to act and assist as a scene-painter at a salary of 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—I went down to Masborough, I believe, the same day—the prisoner did not come till the 21st, when I asked him for some money, as I owed some bills and wanted the money to pay them—he gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—the acting manager had written on 17th, and asked him at my instigation for money to start the work—I did not ask him to get it from my mother—I did not know about his going to mother—I wanted some money to buy some paint, so that I could start on the scene—on 3rd January I received 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from the prisoner—up to then I received 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. or 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. at a time to pay my rail
<lb/>way fare between Masborough and Rotherham—I did not receive 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from him—when I received a letter from my mother on 24th December I asked the prisoner how it was he had not given me my money when mother allowed him so much—he said he could not give it to me then, because it had all gone.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870228-299-offence-1 t18870228-name-136"/>Robert Jesse Chillingworth</persName> 16
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-137" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a married woman—I am manageress to Mr. Chillingworth, of the Champion Hotel, Aldersgate Street—on 23rd February, about 6.30, the prisoner came to the hotel—I saw his name put down as
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he had stayed at the hotel and obtained food till the 29th as well as his apartments—he was asked for the money, he said he had not any—he said "I was not aware the account was to be paid weekly, I cannot pay till Monday"—I told him I should have to inform Mr. Chillingworth when he came, which I did; then Mr. Chillingworth saw him—the prisoner remained till the Monday morning, 31st January, the account for which was 16
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<p>letter," in fact I thought he was going to cry, but he could not get it on—I have not got a farthing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> My custom is to present bills weekly—the week had not quite elapsed, but it was near enough for us—the inspector did not refuse to detain you, he kept you there—I made no charge at first, because I thought you were James Mercer, of Cocker-mouth—I have been taken in before, and I meant to make an example of the first swindler I caught—you were going to send a second telegram, but you had no more money—the letter Boots brought you contained a postal order, which you said was for 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but which turned out to be for two—you asked me to allow you to telegraph again; but I had had enough of it and would not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner paid for the first telegram.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-140" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Richardson and Co., of Belfast; we have offices in Friday Street, City—I am a family connection of Messrs. Harris and Son, of Cockermouth, and am connected with them in business also—I was for some time in their establishment—the prisoner was employed by Messrs. Harris and Son eight or nine years ago, but not since—his name is Oswald Luckman, not Mercer—he was for a short time in my employment; he left nine years since—he was certainly not in the employment of Messrs. Harris and Son of Cocker-mouth between 23rd and 30th January this year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I know you were not in Harris and Son's employment in January, because I had a communication from them to see who you were who was making use of their name, and when I found out who were, I wrote them back, and got confirmation from them in writing—you have exhausted all the patience of your friends and have not one left; or relatives.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 31st of January I took the prisoner into custody at the Champion Hotel—I charged him with obtaining food and lodging to the amount of 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. Chillingworth by false pretences—he made no reply—I took him to the station, searched him, and found on him a letter addressed to the name of Luckman, Post Restante, Charing Cross, containing a postal order for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a large number of letters addressed to Luckman at different places, including the Albion Hotel, City Road, and 82, Stamford Street, and about 12 to the Post Restante—they are signed in the same name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> There was nothing in those letters bear
<lb/>ing on this case—they bear out the statement that your friends will have nothing to do with you—your brother said he would have nothing to do with you any longer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence said that he had no intent to defraud, and had the prosecutor waited or allowed him to send off a telegram asking for money to be sent him at once, he would have been paid his bill in full.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-299-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-299-18870228 t18870228-299-punishment-32"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870228-300-offence-1 t18870228-name-143"/>Ann Sutton</persName>. He was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-144" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BARTHOLOMEW</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Hart Street, Grosvenor Square—I was living there on 20th January—I occupied a bed in the back-room ground floor—the prisoner lived in that room with me, and occupied a bed there—he had lived in the house about eight months, not all that time in that room, but two storeys higher up—it is a six-roomed house—he had slept in the same room with me for about six months—Ann Sutton lived in the room above me, with a child, aged about a year and eight months—Ann Sutton was about forty years of age—Emily Sharp and Mary Elizabeth Coten lived in the same room on 20th January, and, Charles Stanfield and William Jewell lived in the front-room first floor—the prisoner was often speaking of Ann Sutton; I could not say how long before 20th January—he was merely talking about her most nights—he used to ask her to mend some of his clothes sometimes—he said once or twice, when he was cross and swearing, that if he could not have her nobody else should—I could not tell on what day he said that—there was somebody present at the time—up to the Saturday before 20th January the prisoner had been at work—I should say he was a bricklayer's labourer—he did not go to work on Monday, the 17th, or on the Tuesday and Wednesday—he was drunk all day on the Monday and Tuesday—he was drunk when he went to bed on Tuesday—on Wednesday he was sober—he went to bed on Wednesday about half-past 9, or a quarter to ten—he was quite sober then—I saw him on Thursday morning when he got up, about twenty minutes past 8—he dressed, and put on his wide-awake and greatcoat, and when he left the room he said "Daddy, I am going out for a little while"—in about twenty minutes, or a little more, I heard Mrs. Sutton scream in the passage—I jumped out of bed, and drew on my trousers—the prisoner rushed upstairs—I knew it was him because there was nobody in the passage but Mrs. Sutton and him—as soon as I had helped Mrs. Sutton to go downstairs I ran out for the police and for help—when I came out of my room I saw Mrs. Button standing opposite my door, with her neck bleeding very much—on the Wednesday night I had a razor on my dressing-table which I had kept there this four years, and on the Thursday a policeman showed it to me all stained with blood—there was no one but the prisoner and myself occupying the room during the night—Mrs. Sutton was not there—she might have come in by chance in the early part of the evening, but she never came in there after we retired—I do not sleep soundly—the prisoner was very quiet and cool and collected, and very pleasant on the Thursday morning, and he had been so on the Wednesday night, and when he went to bed he bid all good night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was always exceedingly fond of this child—I said on another occasion "he always treated it as if he was its father"—if he says that on Wednesday night he did not sleep in my room, but elsewhere, it is an untruth—I am not a very sound sleeper, if anyone came and opened the door I should hear them—if he says that he passed the night with Mrs. Sutton in my room or elsewhere, it is an untruth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By a</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUROR</hi>. Q. Did the prisoner over say anything to you to load you to suppose he was mad? A. No, not the slightest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-145" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SHARP</persName> </hi>. I lived at 19, Hart Street—I am a domestic servant and had been there a fortnight while I was out of place—I occupied the same room with Mrs. Sutton and her child and Elizabeth Coten—I didn't know much about the prisoner—on Saturday, the 5th, between 6 and 7 p.m., as near as I can tell, I and Mrs. Sutton and the baby were in the room—I am not quite sure whether Miss Coten was there—the door was shut, and I was getting ready to go out—I heard a knock at the door,. and answered it, and saw the prisoner—I said "What do you want?"—he said he had come about his washing—Mrs. Sutton did the work for the house and the washing for the young men there—I said to Mrs. Sutton "He has come about his washing"—she said to the prisoner "They are not ready, go down"—he was just inside the doorway then—he came into the room and picked up the baby from the floor where it was sitting and kissed it several times, and said he loved it, and he said "I love Sutton, I am very. fond of her, if I don't have her no one else shall"—I told him he had better go out of the room and go down, as Mrs. Pearson, the landlady, would be very angry to find him there—he then left the room and went downstairs—Mrs. Button was busy ironing—the. prisoner appeared to be quite sober—I did not take much notice of him—I saw no more of him that night, as I went out—I was there on the Tuesday and Wednesday, but not on the Monday—on the Wednesday night I went to bed, as usual, with Mrs. Sutton and the baby, but I was asleep when she got up on Thursday morning, and did not hear her leave the room—as near as possible from half-past 8 to 9 I heard dreadful screams front downstairs as I thought, I thought it was a woman's. voice, and I was dreadfully frightened—the screams awoke me—I at once got up, and before I could get out of the room the prisoner rushed in and rushed to the bed where the little child was lying asleep—there were two beds in the room, one large one and one not so large—Miss Coten and myself slept in the large one, and Mrs. Sutton and the baby in the other—I could not see whether the prisoner had anything in his hand; he had his back to me—I said, "What on earth are you going to do?" and I rushed out of the room and called for help—I saw him doing something to the baby's head and neck—I called to Mr. Stanfield, a lodger, who slept in the next room to us, and said, "Take this man out of the room, for he is killing the baby"—he took hold of the prisoner, and there was a very great struggle between them, and he took the razor out of his hand and got him down into his own room—some time after that I went down into the landlady's kitchen, and found Mrs. Sutton bleeding very badly, and she was taken to the hospital—the prisoner never opened his mouth, when he rushed into the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner could not have come into our room and slept there on Wednesday night under any consideration—I bolted the door myself, and I am certain Mrs. Sutton was not away from the room, because what she wanted I fetched for her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-146" type="given" value="MARY ELIZABETH"/>MARY ELIZABETH COTEN</persName> </hi>. Some time previous to the 30th of January I had been lodging at 19, Hart Street—in December last, I cannot state the date, I and Mrs. Sutton and Mr. Bartholomew were in the prisoner's room—the prisoner used to say he would like to have Mrs. Sutton for his wife, and he would break her neck if she would not have him—she never used to say much to him; she used to tell him not to talk so silly to her—I should say he used those words about eight times—it was on the</p>
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<p>Wednesday before this happened that he used those words—I remember a man named Rolf coming to see Mrs. Sutton on Sunday, the 16th, between 5 and 6 p.m.—he had formerly been a lodger there, and had come to Mrs. Sutton's room with reference to some washing—about 10 minutes, or it might have been 20 minutes, after he had gone the prisoner came into the room and said to Mrs. Sutton, "You would have been on the floor, and that man Rolf; you are my sweetheart; I have got my coat, pipe, and tobacco, ready to be locked up for you," and he said he would go up to his knees in blood for her—Mrs. Pearson was in the room at the time and heard the threats, and said to the prisoner, "You will leave my house, for I won't have such behaviour here"—between 6 and 7 the same evening the prisoner came up to our door—it was bolted, and I think he said, "Good night, my darling; I am going out"—on the next day, Monday, about 2, I went out with Mrs. Sutton for a walk—we left the house separately, because Mrs. Sutton was afraid of the prisoner—I left first with the baby, and the prisoner came out of his door at the bottom of the stairs and kissed the baby—I told him I was going to take the baby out for a walk, to mislead him—I then waited at the corner outside for twenty minutes for Mrs. Sutton, and then she came, and the prisoner followed her—she told him to go back, or she would have him locked up, but he took no notice—he said he thought she was going to see somebody else, and he said, "I am going to see where you are going to," and he continued to follow us until we returned home—on Thursday morning, 20th, Mrs. Sutton got up about a quarter-past 8, and went out to buy bread and milk, and about twenty minutes afterwards I heard her voice from the stairs say, "Get off the stairs, and let me pass; you have no business on these stairs; and keep your hands off me"—about four or five minutes afterwards I heard her scream, and my friend Emily Sharp and I jumped out of bed, and when I opened the door the prisoner was on the landing—I was going to shut it again, but he pushed it against my strength, and pushed past me to get to the baby—he had a dosed razor in his hand—I went into Mr. Stanfield's room—about half-an-hour afterwards I saw the prisoner in his own room, and when he saw me he said, "You little devil! you will be the next one"—a constable was with him then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By a</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUROR</hi>. Mrs. Sutton never gave the prisoner any encouragement to cause him to be jealous of her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-147" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I am the landlady—I know the prisoner very well—about two or three weeks, or it might have been a month, before the Sunday I heard the prisoner say he, meant to marry Mrs. Sutton at Whitsuntide, and he told me he was very fond of her I have seen them talking together, and sometimes the prisoner would have the baby in his room—Mr. Bartholomew used to like to have him for a little while sometimes to amuse him—Mrs. Sutton was very repulsive in her manner towards the prisoner—she did not seem to want him to take any notice of her or her child—I remember Rolf calling on the Sunday—I was in the back parlour sitting with Bartholomew and the prisoner—Rolf went upstairs to see Mrs. Sutton, and the prisoner said "There is a man upstairs in that room"—I said "Well, what business is it of yours if there is? they go to Mrs. Sutton to give her messages for me instead of troubling me"—the prisoner said if he was not allowed to go up there no other man should—after</p>
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<p>sitting a little while he went out and shut the door, and I got up and followed him, and told him to come downstairs—he would not answer, and I went up—I pushed against him on the first landing—I told him to go down, I would not have him about the stairs, and he went down, and I went up into Mrs. Button's room—Rolf had gone then—I had just taken the baby in my lap, and the prisoner came into the room—he said "I put on my coat and put my tobacco and pipes in my pocket ready to be locked up for you; I meant to have done with you and him too"—I told him to leave the room, and he left and went downstairs—I went down soon after—I said I would not have any of the men upstairs in the rooms—at this time he was perfectly sober—he came up again afterwards about a front or something to be washed, but he did not come in—Mrs. Button did his washing—on the Tuesday, I believe, I told him I was tired of his following her about, and I would not have it and I didn't like his watching about the stairs; and I told him if he left at once I would return him his money, but he said he would not he should stop until the Monday—he always paid his rent in advance—I told him why didn't he pull himself together and get work—he was quite sober—this was in the afternoon—he had not been to work on the Monday—I had heard him on the stairs on previous occasions—I don't think he had been drinking on the Tuesday—he was very often the worse for drink after working hours, and I didn't take particular notice—on Thursday morning, about half-past 8 or a quarter to 9 o'clock, I was in the kitchen in the basement dressing myself, and heard dreadful screams, which appeared to come from the passage above—then Mrs. Button came downstairs—I thought—she had fallen from top to bottom by the noise, but I saw she had come step by step—I saw she was bleed
<lb/>ing very much, and put a towel to her neck and gave her brandy—the police afterwards came, and she was token to St. George's Hospital and on the 24th I heard of her death there, and on the 28th I was taken there and saw her dead—the prisoner has lodged in my house altogether about seven months—I think he came in August—during that time I noticed nothing in his manner when he was sober to attract my atten
<lb/>tion—he paid 3,. a week rent—he last worked somewhere in South Audley Street—he is a bricklayer's labourer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not very often miss a day going to work; he told me he changed his work occasionally—I didn't notice anything particular about him on the Tuesday—did not look weary and excited—I did not hear the prisoner say about going up to his knees in blood—he was generally very kind to the child, and on one occasion he gave me some money to buy it some shoes, and he gave her some money once when she came from the baths, he said she looked so weary—he did not change his employment four or five times in six months—he was in work at Mayfair, and then he went to South Audley Street—he was generally successful in getting work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not tell me what his wages were; he said he earned more one week than another, according to the hours—he had 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. an hour I think.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STANFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am an omnibus driver, and live at 19 Hart Street—I occupied the next room to Mrs. Button—on the morning of 20th January, about a quarter to nine, I was in bed, and was aroused—I got up in a hurry, and hearing a female's voice say a man was killing the child,</p>
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<p>I rushed into Mrs. Sutton's room and seized the prisoner's arm and took the razor from him, and threw it over my head, and the top of my finger was nearly cut off—he fought and kicked to get into the room again, and when he got to the door he said, "You b—I will treat you the same," and I had great difficulty in getting him to his room—I saw the razor lying inside the door upstairs afterwards, when I went to see how the child was, and I ordered no-one to touch it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-149" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS PEARCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 309). I was called on Thursday morning, about quarter to nine, to 19, Hart Street, and went at once to the back room on the ground floor, and saw the prisoner sitting down in a chair—he spoke first—as soon as he saw me he said, "I have killed the woman whom I loved, also her dear child"—I heard what had happened, and sent for a doctor, and went down and saw the woman Sutton bleeding in the kitchen—four men were taking care of the prisoner—from what I was told I went up to Mrs. Sutton's room, and saw the child lying dead on the bed with its throat cut—I searched the room, and on the floor I found the razor partly open with blood on it—I showed it to Bartholomew, and he identified it as his property—I then took the prisoner to Marlborough Street Police Station—the inspector saw him there, and the prisoner made a statement to him, and was seen by Mr. Spurgin and Mr. Kemp, two police surgeons—the inspector also came to the house, and had some conversation with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was sitting in the back room on the ground floor quietly smoking his pipe, and he was smoking the whole time he made this statement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-150" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BENNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On 20th January, at about quarter past nine, I went to 19, Hart Street, and saw the prisoner in the back parlour sitting down at the fire smoking a pipe—when he saw me he said, "I have committed two murders this morning, inspector"—I said, "It is a very serious matter"—he said, "I lived with this woman, and slept with her in this bed last night," pointing to the smallest of two beds in the room—"we had a quarrel this morning; it was all about 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; I cut her throat, and the child's also, I felt very strong, and felt as if I could commit lots of murders—three men came to me, one was a big fellow, but I knocked him off"—this is my note (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), which I wrote at the time—I left the prisoner there, and went upstairs and found the child dead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know of my own knowledge how many men went to him—I followed him to the station shortly afterwards, after I had made a search of the house—I was present at the police-court when some one asked the prisoner if he would have any food, as he spoke of having had no food, and he took some money out of his pocket, and some meat and vegetables were sent for—his hands were one mass of blood, and he was asked if he would not like to wash them, but he said, "I won't have them washed, these were the hands that did it"—he was perfectly sober—he then proceeded to eat his dinner with his hands one mass of blood—I then went to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By a</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUROR</hi>. He seemed to be recovering from the effects of drink, not from delirium tremens.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-151" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM SPURGIN</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am divisional surgeon of the E Division of Police—about 9 on this Thursday morning I went to 19, Hart Street—I went up to the room on the first floor, and there saw</p>
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<p>the child, quite dead—there was a very serious Wound in the throat, which had caused instantaneous death—I saw the prisoner a little before 9 the same morning, sitting in the back room ground floor—I asked him some questions as to where he came from, and after some general conversation he made a statement—I had previously felt his pulse and looked at his tongue, and asked him to hold out his hands to see if they were steady or if there were any indications of delirium tremens—he then said, "I have been keeping company with Mrs. Button, she has drank with me and I have given her money,; but she has treated me very cruelly and has turned me up; a week ago I told her I would cut her throat, and she said, 'If you do so, kill the child, and don't leave it to the mercy of the world,' and I have done so"—that was all he said—he was per
<lb/>fectly calm, and I saw no indication of insanity—he appeared like a man recovering from the effects of drink, who had had a drinking bout—I had never seen him before—I afterwards saw that Stanfield's thumb had been cut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, I have had a great deal to do with cases of insanity in connection with my public appointment and privately—I have never been at Broadmoor or served in any asylum—I am constantly called in as surgeon to the police and medical officer to certify in cases of insanity, for 25 years—I should say that insane persons have not a knowledge of the character of the act they commit—a madman may know that he has killed a person, he is not wholly bereft of knowledge, and he reasons from certain premises—it has not been my duty or vocation to attend persons charged with crimes in connection with insanity—I noticed nothing abnormal in the pupils of the prisoner's eyes—a violent act of insanity is often very suddenly pro
<lb/>duced—a person may for a long time not have excited any suspicion of insanity, and then suddenly commit an insane act—it is the disease of the mind which renders the person unable to control his actions—in many instances it is very difficult to diagnose insanity, but not generally—the border line between sanity and insanity is very narrow—it is very difficult to define the border line between eccentricity and insanity, almost impos
<lb/>sible—you may define insanity as a morbid life growth from a diseased germ—serious injury to the head is a fruitful cause of insanity—I should expect it to show its effects at an early date, not necessarily immediately, not in a violent form—drink is a fruitful source of insanity, granting previous indication of it—drink combined with head injury would be likely to develope it—delusions, as a rule, come on at a comparatively early period—when insanity has once begun there is very often melancholia or eccentric action before delusions—the fact of a man not trying to avoid the consequences of his crime, or seeming proud of it, I should not con
<lb/>sider an index to insanity—the exceedingly abnormal calmness in the prisoner after the act did point to insanity—the causes of insanity are exceedingly numerous; such as injury to the head, sudden mental shock, excessive fatigue, and drunkenness—paralysis is frequently a symptom of certain forms of insanity, but you cannot tell unless you know the character of the paralysis—the form of paralysis I have in my mind is a recognised paralysis of the insane—I should not like to say that insane acts of violence are more frequently directed against most intimate friends or dearest relations—I very much question that—one point in insanity is a total change of feeling towards persons—these impulses may come, on</p>
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<p>very suddenly; delusions would be rather coexistent—easy sort of work, such as that of a bricklayer's labourer, may be properly discharged by a person who is not quite right in his head.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT KEMP</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am divisional surgeon of the C Division of Police—on the morning of 20th January, about quarter to ten, I was called to the police-station to see the prisoner—I examined him to ascertain the condition of his mind—as far as I could judge I found him quite of sound mind, able to answer any ordinary question—he said he found out that I was a doctor, and hoped I should not think he was insane, that this morning he had committed two murders and that he could die for it—he said he had been deceived in two women before, and that he did not intend to be so in a third—he said he had threatened the woman some time previously, and she had asked him if he killed her not to leave the child to the mercy of the world—he was quite sober—he had been drinking some days previously, I should say, and had not altogether recovered from the effects of it, but he had not been drinking within the last few hours—I said, "Have you been drinking?" and he admitted it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in the profession 13 or 14 years—I have never done any special lunatic asylum work, but of course a surgeon of police must know a little about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-153" type="given" value="ARTHUR HEYGATE"/>ARTHUR HEYGATE VERNON</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. George's Hospital—I was there a little after 9 when Ann Sutton was brought in; she had a severe cut right across the throat—she never spoke—she died on 24th January—it was such a cut as would be done by a razor, and she died from its effects—it extended back to the spine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-154" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLTON"/>DR. HENRY CHARLTON BASTIAN</persName> </hi>. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, one of the Physicians of University College Hospital, and also Physician to the Hospital for Paralysed and Epileptic Patients—I have had a large experience in cases of insanity—on 11th, and also on 15th February I went to Holloway Prison and there saw the prisoner—I examined him for the purpose of ascertaining the state of his mind—I examined his head—I found a scar on the upper part of the right frontal region, about an inch and a quarter in length—there was a considerable irregularity of the bone in that situation, so much so that I thought it probable that the bone had been fractured—there was distinct tenderness on percussion, and none over other parts of the head—he said he fre
<lb/>quently had very severe pains in that part, that about 17 years ago he had been thrown over the head of a horse, pitching on his head, that he was stunned for about half a day, that he remained in bed from two to three weeks, and that he had done no work for 67 weeks; he said his head had been cut, and bled very much at the time—from the state in which I found his head I should think that was a probable and correct account that he gave me—I think there had been actual fracture, from the irregularity of the bone, still that was not certain—there was some evi
<lb/>dence of paralysis on the right side of the face, and some slight weakness of the right limbs, from those appearances I think it possible that there had been some injury to the brain—I could get no history from him of his having had any illness or any affection of the brain—I think it possible that he may have had damage to the brain which caused that slight paralysis—I could discover no evidence that he was of unsound mind, but he is an extremely weak-minded man, so weak-minded as to border upon imbecility—I spoke to him upon the subject</p>
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<p>of the charge—he spoke freely on the subject—he seemed then to have no definite conception of the real nature of the acts, I mean the moral nature of the acts—for instance, he seemed to think that the fact that the woman had wished him to kill the child if he did anything to her, was a perfectly sufficient justification for his taking the life of the child—I gathered from him that the woman had had sexual relations with him for some time past, but not since the Thursday previous to the acts, and that he had quarrelled with her on the next day, Friday, about some request on her part to give her 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. to go the theatre—he repeated over and over again that the woman was in the habit of coming to his bed in the night for an hour or two, two or three times a week—I said, "Did the man Bartholomew know of that?"—he said, "Oh! he is an old man, rather deaf, and didn't hear"—I discovered no evidence of delusions, my impression was that what he said was correct—he impressed me with the notion that he believed what he was telling me—I gathered from him that there had been several quarrels in the day between the com
<lb/>mencement of the Friday and the Wednesday night, that he had been drinking a good deal also, that he had tried to get work on the Thursday morning, had failed in two places, and came back, as he termed it, "down on his luck"—that he came back depressed, that he took up the razor and went out, intending to commit suicide, that he met the woman in the passage, and then determined, as he said, to make a clean sweep of it, beginning with the woman, then going to the child, and he declared that if the razor had not been wrested from him, he should have cut his own throat—he seemed to recollect all the details of the occurrence—Mr. Gilbert, the surgeon of the goal, was with me at the time I examined him, and I had seen the same statement in the notes taken by Mr. Gilbert—I think the prisoner knew I was a doctor—I could certainly discover no evidence of insanity, but I considered that the man had had his brain damaged, and that he was on that account congenitally of very weak and feeble mind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he told me this story about his having been out to two places to get work, he told it as if he believed it—I thought he was telling the truth—he did not mention the places he had been to—imbecility is one of the worst and most exaggerated forms of weakness, but this man was not imbecile—I said there was weak-mindedness bordering upon imbecility—there is a great distinction between the two—he was not to be described as an imbecile at all—imbecility is a very bad form of madness—there are other forms of insanity in which perhaps a man may have less consciousness than an imbecile—it is difficult to say where sanity ends and insanity begins—it would depend upon the definitions for what is sanity and insanity—I should not like to try to define it, many have tried and failed—I was at Broadmoor many years ago—the practice there then was very different to what it is now, all sorts of people were sent there then—I should scarcely think that injury to the head was one of the most fruitful causes of insanity—it is a frequent one, and also drink, and the two combined would be very likely—he didn't tell me that the woman had slept in that room, he merely said that she had been to his room—my impression was that he believed it, and that he was telling the truth—of course I could not tell that, but when one talks to a man for many hours one can get a shrewd notion whether he is telling the truth or not, and my impression was that he was telling the truth—certain</p>
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<p>forms of insanity acts of violence are very sudden—I don't think that hard work would be apt to give signs of symptoms of insanity, not the ordinary work of a bricklayer's labourer—it would be very deplorable if that were so—the injury to the head was a bad one, I found traces of it 17 years afterwards—a man receiving a brain injury would be more likely to be affected by drink—acts of violence frequently spring from delusions—the paralysis I found was slight paralysis of the right side of the face, the cheek, and tongue—that is not connected with insanity—thousands of people are paralysed for life who are not insane—it does not give rise to insanity, or help to cause it—some forms of paralysis are of themselves indicative that a man may be of unsound mind, but certainly not the sort of paralysis that I found here—this was the common form of paralysis unconnected with mental.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Many persons of unsound mind have performed such labour as that of a bricklayer's labourer—there are always degrees of unsoundness.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-155" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am Medical Officer to Her Majesty's Prison, Holloway—since the 20th January the prisoner has been in the hospital of that prison under my care—he has been very well behaved and quiet—the conclusion I came to was that he was of weak intellect but showing no signs of actual insanity—I heard Dr. Bastian's evidence, and agree with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I didn't take the prisoner to be insane when I first saw him, I didn't make a representation to that effect—I said at first that I didn't consider him responsible for his actions, because he was of such weak intellect.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-156" type="surname" value="GRANT"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-156" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GRANT</persName> </hi>. I am hospital attendant at Her Majesty's Prison, Holloway—since the prisoner was admitted he has been under my care—I have been with him for hours, day and night—he has frequently spoken about this offence—he said that Mrs. Sutton had been repeatedly in his room, that they had quarrelled at different times and made it up again, that on the last occasion they quarrelled she refused to make it up with him, that on the morning that he committed the crime he went out to seek for work and could get none, that he came home, entered his room, and took the razor with the intention of committing suicide, but on going out to the door he met Ann Sutton, he asked her would she make it up with him; she said "No," that he kissed her, and said "Well then, my dear, I must put an end to you"; that he was very fond of the woman and child; that she had requested him on some former occasion, if ever he did anything to her that he would also kill the child, and not leave him to the mercy of the world—all the time he was under my care he was watched, he appeared to act rationally, and attended to my instruc
<lb/>tions—he gave no trouble—he acted like an ordinary patient; but in his conversation ho had very low ideas, such as that he had suffered enough in this world and there was no hereafter, and also Socialistic ideas—he did nothing strange or eccentric, and acted just the same as a rational man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I made a note every day upon a slate, and passed it to the doctor—I have no order to keep any special record myself—I hand in my report every day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-157" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 155, Pemberton Street, Cale
<lb/>donian Road—the prisoner was a follow-workman at Messrs. Patman's, contractors, of Theobald's Road—he was employed there for five weeks</p>
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<p>up to the Saturday before this occurrence, when I discharged him—he worked as a labourer at various jobs—his earnings were 27
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week; 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. an hour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed something curious in his conduct—I noticed that he was not right in his mind; because, when I asked him to do a thing, he used to do everything wrong—everybody on the building picked fun at him, because he was a bit
<hi rend="italic">looney</hi>; he was a general
<hi rend="italic">butt</hi>—he was not right in his mind while he worked with me—I don't believe he was ever right in his mind, and I don't believe it to this day—when I told him to do a thing he went and did it wrong—I can say no more—he left the employ on the Saturday before this occurred—I discharged him because I thought he was a very inefficient and clumsy workman—I was foreman—I could not make anything of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was not earning 27
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for the five weeks—that was when he worked all the week—but it was short time, winter time, and frosty weather.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-158" type="surname" value="STANFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-158" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STANFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Jewell and another man came to my assistance when I was struggling with the prisoner on the stairs; Jewell was overcome, and went back to his bed; he had rheumatics in his hands—a boy, Mrs. Pearson's adopted son, came up to the room to tackle the prisoner, not knowing I was there, but he went down stairs to assist his mother—nobody else came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-159" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BARTHOLOMEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). After the prisoner left the room he did not come back for the razor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-160" type="surname" value="SHARP"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-160" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SHARP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>).
<hi rend="italic">Q.</hi> Is there any truth in the statement that Mrs. Sutton, used to go out from your room at night to the prisoner's room?
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> I don't know anything about that; when I was at home she did not—I was not generally at home—I was out chiefly in the day.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on account of his weakness of mind.—</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEATH</hi> </rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870228-301-offence-1 t18870228-name-162"/>Alice Radbourn</persName>, aged 10 years.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-301-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-301-18870228 t18870228-301-punishment-34"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CATHERINE ALLEN</hi> (50)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870228-302-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining brandy, sardines, and other articles by false pretences, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CARTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended. There being no evidence of false pretence, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-302-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAM JOSEPH GUITES</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870228-303-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>, Unlawfully, within four months of his bankruptcy, leaving England with intent to defraud his creditors; and </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN BITTAN</hi> (26)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ESTHER POLLOCK</hi> </persName>,
<rs id="t18870228-303-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18870228-303-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-303-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/> Aiding and assisting him.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BITTAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18870228-303-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18870228-303-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-303-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870228-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870228-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-167" type="surname" value="L'ENFANT"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-167" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES L'ENFANT</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the Bankruptcy Court—I produce</p>
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<p>the file of proceedings in Guites' bankruptcy—no statement of affairs has been filed—the receiving order was made on August 1st, 1886, and the adjudication on September 1st—Mr. W. 0. Clough was appointed trustee on December 1st.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870228-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870228-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-168" type="surname" value="CLOUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-168" type="given" value="WALTER OWEN"/>WALTER OWEN CLOUGH</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant—I was appointed trustee of Guites' estate—I have received proofs to the extent of 2,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and upwards—no estate has come into my hands.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870228-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870228-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-169" type="surname" value="ADDLESON"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-169" type="given" value="ALICK"/>ALICK ADDLESON</persName> </hi>. I was in Guites' employ—Bittan was his manager—I cashed these three cheques at the City Bank, 108
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on the 10th, 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the 11th, and 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the 13th August, and gave the proceeds to Guites.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870228-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870228-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-170" type="surname" value="HOOKEY"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-170" type="given" value="ALEXANDER JOSEPH"/>ALEXANDER JOSEPH HOOKEY</persName> </hi>. I cashed these three cheques over the counter, and gave for the 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque a 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, 72, 862, January 8, 1876, a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, and 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—the cheque is dated August 13th, and was cashed on the 14th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870228-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870228-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-171" type="surname" value="ISRAEL"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-171" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ISRAEL</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant on the Wool Exchange, trading as Israel Brothers—one day before August 16th I went to Guites' place and bought goods amounting to 139
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the amount of this invoice, and paid him in coin and notes—I drew this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">For</hi> 87
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.) and cashed it on purpose to pay him—it is on the Standard Bank of South Africa, Limited. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">put in an affidavit of an absent witness named Walker, stating that in exchange for this cheque he gave a</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">note. No.</hi> 69, 546,
<hi rend="italic">and a</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">note, No.</hi> 92, 822.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-172" type="given" value="JAMES LE"/>JAMES W. LE FEVRE</persName> </hi>. I am provisional superintendent of the Ceylon police—on 7th September I received a telegram from the Lieut.-Governor of Ceylon, in consequence of which I kept watch—I kept watch for the ships Carthage and Nepaul—the Carthage had arrived—I went on board and saw the purser, who showed me the list of the passengers who had come to Port Said, but who were not there—the Nepaul came in next day—I went on board her with a warrant, and saw the captain, and the passengers were introduced to me, Guites and Esther Pollock as Mr. and Mrs. Abrams, and Bittan, who said his name was Benjamin—I sent an inspector to the Carthage to bring their luggage, which I had previously seized—I took them ashore, and they signed their names Mr. and Mrs. Abrahams at the Custom House—I drove them up to my office, about 4 a.m., and the head inspector kept them till daylight, and suggested taking them to his house, which I approved of—I was present at the search of their baggage, and I made this list of what was found in each package—they were in their cabin twenty minutes or half an hour before I arrested her—she was said to be packing up and dressing—they were taken before a Magistrate the same day, and gave their names Guites, Bittan, and Pollock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Pollock was taken on 8th September, and remained in custody till I saw her despatched back to England—Guites described her as his wife, and said that she was in the family way, and apparently she was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-173" type="given" value="MARC"/>MARC NELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, Colombo</hi>). On 8th September, 1886, I was on duty, and Guites and Pollock were given into my custody—I received instructions as to searching Pollock—I asked her if she had any property with her—she said "No," and asked if I intended searching her—I said "Yes, I shall have to arrange for it"—I told her, at my house, to go into an adjoining bedroom and divest herself of everything except her</p>
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<p>very last garment and her shoes, and told my sister-in-law to go with her, but to touch nothing, and take nothing away, and that her person would be searched in the next room by my sister-in-law and the native matron, and that I should be called into the room when she had left, to search her clothing—she went into the room, and after a time my sister-in-law said "Ready"—I found the clothing on the floor, and a gold watch and chain, with a dollar attached, and a leather purse containing 15. sovereigns, three 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, and 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver—several trinkets were found on her arms and neck, and in Guites' bag—I said "What are these things which I have not seen before; you said that you had nothing?"—she enumerated them—I said "Have you got any more things besides these?" she said "No"—I searched her clothing, felt it all over, and felt a piece of folded paper in the trimming of her dress—I asked her what it was—she rushed out from behind the screen, came to me and said that it was her earnings and savings and pocket-money which her father allowed her—I wanted to tear the trimming—she said "Do not tear the dress"—some scissors were brought, she cut the dress and I took out these two 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes folded up small—she begged and implored me to let her have them, and said if she was thrown on the streets of London without any protection from Guites, it would be her ruin, and she offered me all the other things if I would let her have the notes—Guites, who was in the adjoining room, came in and said that the notes were her earnings and savings, and were not his money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Guites described her as his wife, and said that she knew nothing about his business; and then that she visited his wife at his house, being a schoolmate of hers—Pollock did not tell me that she had given cash to Guites in change for the notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only found a half-sovereign on Guites, not 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-174" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH CHARRINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am the sister-in-law of the last witness—I received instructions from him to conduct the search of Pollock at Colombo—I took her into a room and told her to take off the greater part of her clothing—this watch and other articles were found on her, and she took this purse from her pocket with a 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note and some gold in it—I asked if that was all she had; she said "Yes"—the matron was with me and searched her first, and I afterwards—I heard all that passed between my brother-in-law and Pollock and Guites—I have heard what he has said to-day; it is correct.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-175" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I received instructions and went to Colombo, and received all this property from Mr. Le Fevre—35
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold was found on Bittan—I cautioned Pollock, and she made no reply—she said nothing to me on the voyage home—I had the particulars of the notes given me, and traced them out at the different banks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I received Pollock in custody on 23rd October, and brought her back—she was at Worship Street Police Court on 24th November, and she was in custody till 17th December last, bail being objected to, though her state was perceptible, but she was then bailed, and was afterwards confined—I have been informed that £200 was awaiting Guites at Sydney—I traced the notes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-176" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES MILNER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Sewell and Crowder, Shipping Agents, of 18, Cockspur Street—on 18th August two persons booked passages for Sydney for Mr. and Mrs. Abrams and J.W. Ben
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<p>was one, and I believe Bittan to be the other—the address given was, "Care of Mr. Guites, 75, Commercial Road East"—the passengers by the Carthage embarked at Tilbury about August 13.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-177" type="given" value="HARRINGTON"/>HARRINGTON MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the P. and 0. Company at their branch office, Cockspur Street—I produce my day book of 10th August, in which there is an entry of a passage booked for Mr. and Mrs. Abrams and Mr. Benjamin from London to Sydney—£30 was paid for each.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870228-name-178" type="surname" value="BYRON"/>
<interp inst="t18870228-name-178" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHOEBE BYRON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PCRCKLL</hi>). The prisoner Pollock is my niece—she is about twenty years old—I was sworn on the original information, and was a witness for the prosecution at the Police Court—until she left with Guites she lived at home with her father—she worked at home, and earned sometimes 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and sometimes 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—her father main
<lb/>tained her—she made him no allowance for her board and lodging, in fact, he gave her money—a reputed uncle of hers died some time ago, and gave her and her sister 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. each by word of mouth—she has lent me a large sum—she never went to Mr. Guites' place of business, she knew nothing about it—she went away with him quite unknown to her father—I swore the information because the prosecutor's solicitor said that if we did not do that we should not get her back—she was confined three days after she was released on bail, which was opposed by the prose
<lb/>cutor's solicitors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAIN</hi>. This is my signature to my deposition—I will take my oath to it being true—I did not see them take their tickets, I was told so—Harris was my sister-in-law's brother—he died in August about four years ago—she has been living with her father, supported by him, except what she can earn by sewing button-holes—she has earned 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by making button-holes—she has lent me 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but not all at once—she used to say, "Aunt, do you want any money? Don't
<hi rend="italic">tell a bad hour</hi>;" and I have paid her back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi>)
<hi rend="largeCaps">GUITES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BITTAN</hi>.—
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