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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. CVI.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City Of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 25th, 1887, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-1" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-2" type="given" value="JAMES FITZJAMES"/>JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-4" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>SIR HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-5" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-8" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-9" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-10" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-11" type="given" value="HENRY AARON"/>HENRY AARON ISAACS</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LIEUTENANT-COLONEL KIRBY</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-13" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>, Junior, Esq.,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HANSON, MAYOR. SEVENTH 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">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870425-519-offence-1 t18870425-name-15"/>Edith Yates</persName>, aged 13.</rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870425-520-offence-1 t18870425-name-17"/>Henry Walker</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-20" type="given" value="FREDRICK BERTRAM"/>FREDRICK BERTRAM SMART</persName> </hi>. I am a chartered accountant, of 22, Queen Street, Cannon Street—in March last year I was appointed by the High Court of Justice administrator,
<hi rend="italic">pendente lite</hi>, of the estate of Ann Marshall, deceased, described as late of 14, Haselmere Road, Peckham—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are the letters of administration taken out by Messrs. Pritchard and Marshall—as administrator I had been told there were various claimants to the property, claiming under different wills, and George Marshall was also claiming the property as husband—at different times I had advertised for the recovery of certain Egyptian and Spanish bonds which had belonged to Ann Marshall, and which I was informed were of considerable value—I knew the prisoner as the brother of George Marshall, the husband—I had had various negotiations with different persons for the recovery of these bonds—on 27th January last the prisoner and his brother came to my office—I, and Mr. Baker, and Mr. Pritchard, the solicitor, were there—the prisoner said, "I know where the Egyptian</p>
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<p>and Spanish bonds are, and if I can have 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I will return with them at 6 o'clock"—he asked me to remain, there to receive them or the money back—Mr. Pritchard, who was my solicitor acting in this matter, then had this document drawn up—Mr. Pritchard is also solicitor for four other persons interested in this matter—I then drew a cheque on the Bank of England for 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and sent Mr. Baker to cash it, and he brought back some notes—the cheque was made payable to George Marshall, and he signed this document, that was in case the prisoner was not able to pay back the money—I handed the notes to Mr. Pritchard, and he handed them in my presence to the prisoner and he either signed this document then or before that. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he had received</hi> 751.
<hi rend="italic">for the delivery of certain bonds, that he would either deliver them up or deliver back the money; underneath was a memorandum, signed by Frederick B. Smart, stating that the</hi> 751.
<hi rend="italic">was to be applied to that purpose. Another document, signed by George Marshall, stated that in case his brother was not able to pay the</hi> 751.
<hi rend="italic">back it was to be charged to his estate.</hi>) I don't know whether at the time these documents were signed suits were going on in the Probate Court—I know all the claims have not been paid—the prisoner, with George Marshall, went away with the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I arranged that either my clerk, or Mr. Pritchard's clerk, should meet him at 6 o'clock, as I could not—I never saw the prisoner again, nor my 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and have had no explanation from him—I have not found these bonds yet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen George Marshall about six times altogether—I don't know whether the bonds come to something like 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—there is an action pending now which will take all the money I have, if it succeeds—the prisoner had come with his brother once or twice before, and has talked about his brother's affairs—I have no recollection of the two Marshalls, on the 27th February, attending in pursuance of a letter from me; to the best of my belief they did not—I heard they were in my room and I went to see them—they did not come with Mr. Pritchard—these documents were all signed together nearly—the cheque is payable to George Marshall, and is signed by him—in one document George Marshall is to become liable if the money is not returned within three days, and the other states that the money is to be returned within six days—I did not draw up the documents and am not responsible for them—I expected to receive back the notes I gave or the bonds—in all probability I should have been content if I had received the money; as long as I got the sum of 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I should have been satisfied.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> George Marshall had asked me to lend him money before, and I had declined; and some one came to me from some loan society that he was trying to borrow money of—I am not in a position to judge what his share will be, at present I don't think it would cover the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—if the bonds were recovered I have no doubt there would be sufficient.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-21" type="given" value="CHARLES PEARSON"/>CHARLES PEARSON PRITCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and a member of the firm of Pritchard and Marshall, 27, Gracechurch Street—on 22nd January I was acting as solicitor for George Marshall and another interested in this suit, and was also solicitor to Mr. Smart—on the 27th I was present when these documents were drawn up by my clerk from my dictation, and I was present when they were signed—I may have seen the cheque signed—I saw the notes brought back, and Mr. Smart handed them to me, and I counted them, and put them a little on the slant, so that I could see the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on the documents being signed I handed the notes</p>
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<p>to the prisoner and he counted them—George Marshall had signed this document before—I had previously explained to both of them, at my office, before the money came back, that the effect of these documents was that they would be prosecuted if they did not bring the notes or the documents back—they then went away together with the notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not true that they came there in pursuance of my writing to George Marshall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was not my suggestion that this 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. should be handed over; it was their suggestion, and I said I would see what I could do.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-22" type="given" value="ROBERT SIDNEY"/>ROBERT SIDNEY BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Mr. Smart—I was present on the 27th January at the interview, and cashed the cheque at the Bank of England, and brought the notes back and handed them to Mr. Smart, and he handed them to Mr. Pritchard, who counted them and handed them to the prisoner—I waited with Mr. Mathey for the prisoner till 7.30, the time arranged being 6 o'clock, and he did not come back—I got no information after that as to the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and did not see the prisoner again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-23" type="given" value="HAROLD TYRRELL"/>HAROLD TYRRELL GRANGER</persName> </hi>. I am one of the beneficiaries of the estate of Ann Marshall, deceased, and am a civil engineer, living at Dalston—I have been engaged with others from time to time in trying to find these bonds—I know the prisoner very well as the brother of George Marshall—he visited me on several occasions at my house during 1886, he said he could produce the bonds within a few minutes, provided he had the necessary funds advanced for that purpose—the last time he came to my house was on or about the 12th March—I knew then that the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. had already been given to him, and he said that his brother had the money, and he could not obtain it from him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the Jury. First, because the money was really the money of George Marshall, the cheque being drawn to his order and endorsed by him, and the proceeds of the cheque being therefore his. Secondly, the prisoner could not be convicted of larceny as a bailee, because in that case the bailment must be returned in the specific coins bailed, and the witness had stated that it would have made no difference to him in what form the money was returned. In support of his contention he quoted Reg</hi>. v.
<hi rend="italic">Hassell, Lee and Cave</hi> 58.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">referred to Reg.</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Derbanke as an answer to Hassell's case, and contended that the question of bailee did not arise, but that it was a question for the Jury whether the money was not obtained by a trick, and if so the prisoner would be guilty of larceny. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that the case must go to the Jury.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-24" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 50, Manor Place, Walworth, and am the brother of the prisoner—I was entitled to some property of my deceased wife—I have endeavoured to get this matter settled from time to time—I have received no money on account of my deceased wife except the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of 27th January—on 27th January I attended at Mr. Smart's office in pursuance of a letter from Mr. Pritchard—this is the letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>) (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that they should have a meeting at Mr. Smart's to-morrow, and asking the witness to attend, as it had been arranged to make the advance.</hi>) Mr. Pritchard had been acting as my solicitor; Mr. Marshall of that firm is no relation of mine—I attended and signed that document which has been produced, and I had the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for my own use—it was handed to me by Mr. Pritchard—I did not go there with my</p>
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<p>brother to get this money by a trick; we went there to get the money for signing Mr. Pritchard's costs in a lunacy case of my deceased wife's, which was taken at the police-court—there were several other documents signed in Mr. Smart's office on 27th January besides this document—I took the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. home and banked it to my account at the bank—this docu
<lb/>ment charges my share in the estate, and also for 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which Mr. Pritchard had advanced me—I could have had 80
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. six months ago if I had signed Mr. Pritchard's costs, and so I thought I was entitled to the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I mean by signing his costs, the costs that are due to Mr. Pritchard—I owed the money in that document to Mr. Pritchard for costs; he had defended me in two or three cases—I married my wife in 1882, when she was 60 years of age—I never heard while I was married to her that she had got any Egyptian or Spanish bonds—I first heard of them some months after her death, from Mr. Pritchard; that I swear—I was never accused before her death of having taken them away, that I swear—I do not know where they are now; I wish I did—my brother did not tell me he knew where they were—I don't recollect reading this document on 27th January, but that looks very much like my signature—I could not say whether Mr. Pritchard read the document over to me before I signed it; there were such a lot of documents—the 75
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was handed into my hand by Mr. Pritchard in Mr. Smart's office, that I swear—Mr. Smart and his clerk were there—my brother was downstairs then, but he came in while Mr. Pritchard was giving me the Bank of England notes—I saw my brother sign some paper as I was coming out of the room, and I asked him what he had signed, but he would not tell me—we always went together to Mr. Pritchard's office; my brother is older than me, and knows more than me; he is principally my guardian, but I would not trust him with the money—I banked this money in the Post
<lb/>office, 227, Walworth Road, on the 29th; 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. is in there now—I put 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in in my name and 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in my mother's name—these costs were incurred before the litigation of my wife's property, and I said that they ought to come out of the estate—I saw the safe once, which Mr. Granger was taken down to see; it belonged to my wife—Mr. Granger saw it, and it was found empty at Mr. Scott's—I don't know whether the bill for these costs was sent to me as far back as September last—I know I have received several bills from him—I had 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week for six weeks, and Mr. Pritchard wanted me to sign the costs, and I would not, and he stopped it then—I was not charged at the police-court with stealing these bonds; Mrs. Marshall might have charged me, but she did not prove anything against me; she summoned me to Lambeth Police-court for assault; she was always summoning people to the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know whether it was a criminal charge or not—all the summonses she took out were dismissed—the charge of assault was dismissed after the doctor had given his evidence—the bill of costs was never taxed.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870425-522-offence-1 t18870425-name-26"/>London and South-Western Railway</persName>, and thereby endangering the property of the Company and the lives of passengers.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and the Prisoner was defended by Counsel.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a florin, and I gave him in change a shilling, a sixpence, and three pennies—I noticed that the florin was bad, but did not say so; I watched him out and then changed my hat and apron; he turned to the right, crossed the road, and joined the prisoner Peck, and they went along together as companions—Peck walked over to the post-office, stayed there a minute or two, and came out—Jones was on the opposite side—they went along the Holloway Road, and Jones crossed over into a urinal on the opposite side to my shop, and came out, and without joining Peck went straight into Peel's shop—I went in, Jones was there and they were examining a florin as I went in—a constable was sent for, who detained Jones—I went in and spoke to Miss Jones and then went out and arrested Peck 80 or 100 yards off, who was brought back to the shop, and both prisoners were given in custody—when Peck was taken he was walking very fast.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen Peck before—the road is very wide, wider than this Court is long—it was about 7 p.m. in March, and rather dark—I could have recognised a friend ten yards off—I could not swear to a man's face at that time of the evening, but I could see Peck's form, and he was smoking, I cannot swear to his face—whoever he was who came out, he joined Jones—I was on the same side as the post-office—when Peck crossed over to the post-office I walked on ahead to see if I could see a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> From the time I went out of my shop till I went to Mr. Beal's I had the prisoner in sight—I was not aware that they were being followed by the police—there was a light in Beale's shop and in the street—the man I followed was the man I left standing on the pave
<lb/>ment on the opposite side, when I went in.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-30" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA STONE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Beale, a confectioner, of 370, Holloway Road—on March 21st I served Jones with two penny buns—he gave me a florin—I bent it between my teeth—Scott came in and spoke to me—a policeman was sent for and Jones was given in custody—Scott went away and came back with two detectives and Peck—they took him to the top of the shop and searched him, and Jones said "I don't know that man."</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-31" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 246.) I was on duty in Holloway Road on 21st March, about 7 o'clock, with Detective Sergeant Clifford, and saw the two prisoners walking and talking together—I saw them go into the Cock public-house and the sergeant went in—they came out together in about five minutes—I followed them, Jones left Peck, crossed the road, went into Mr. Scott's shop, and came out, crossed the road, rejoined Peck, and handed him something—they walked on and Peck crossed over and went into the post-office and came out in three minutes,</p>
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<p>crossed the road and rejoined Jones—they went farther down the road and Jones went into Mr. Beale's shop and Mr. Scott went in and detained him—when I went into the shop I left Peck on the other side of the road, the other officer was watching him—I had never seen either of the prisoners before—we called the attention of Thomas, another constable, to the prisoners at the Nag's Head, but the prisoners did not go in there—Miss Stoke gave me this bad florin and Mr. Scott another (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I took Jones in the shop and two officers brought Peck in, upon which Jones said "I do not know that man, he is not the one"—I found on Jones a good florin only, no shilling, sixpence, or copper—Peck was searched in the shop, and 6 half-crowns, 11 florins, 5 shillings, and 4 sixpences found on him, but no coppers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen them before—it was half an hour previous to their arrest that I saw them go to the Cock—the detective sergeant called my attention to them and said he thought they were two
<hi rend="italic">wrong uns</hi>—I was about 20 yards from Jones when he handed something to Peck—I saw them both perfectly well and am quite sure of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-32" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THOMAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman YR</hi> 18.) I was on duty and Clifford and Miller spoke to me and I saw Peck leave the post-office—he crossed the road and joined Jones—we followed them and I saw Jones leave Peck on the opposite side—Miller went into Mr. Beale's shop and Peck crossed the road, I went with Clifford and took him 20 or 30 yards from Mr. Beale's door—Clifford told him he should take him for being concerned with another man in passing bad coin, he said "I am respectable man, I have been at work at the West End all day"—Clifford said "Where?" he said "Find out"—we took him to Mr. Beale's shop and he was searched, and 6 half-crowns, 10 florins, 5 shillings, and 4 sixpences were found on him—he said that he did not know Jones, who was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was getting dark, the lamps were alight and a stream of people were passing, but I kept him in sight all the time—I saw the money taken from his pockets, but saw no coppers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I saw Detective Sergeant Clifford at 10 o'clock last night, he was in bed and unable to rise, he is unable to come here—I produce a certificate from the divisional surgeon. (
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of Sergeant Clifford was here put in which confirmed Miller's evidence.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PECK</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court of a like offence in September</hi>, 1877.—
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-523-18870425 t18870425-523-punishment-4"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18870425-524-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18870425-524-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to three indictments for stealing while employed in the Post-office three letters containing orders for the payment of money, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870425-524-offence-1 t18870425-name-36"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>, also to four indictments for forging and uttering receipts to the said orders.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-524-18870425 t18870425-524-punishment-5"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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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>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-38" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA MINTER</persName> </hi>. My father keeps a newspaper and tobacconist's shop at Church Street, Kensington—on a Tuesday evening towards the end of</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Princess Novelette</hi>, price 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me a half-crown—I gave her 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and took it to my father in the parlour, who tried it in the tester and gave it back to me, and I went after the prisoner and said "This is a bad half-crown you gave me"—she said "I am very sorry," and gave me back the change and the book—on 13th April I picked her out from a number of persons at Hammersmith Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not told by the police that the person who was suspected was tall, but my father read her description—five other women were placed with her—she was not the tallest of the five—the gaoler was there—she wore a black coat when she came to the shop, but when I picked her out she wore the dress she has on now—she wore a dark hat on both occasions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I say that it was on a Tuesday because she asked me if the
<hi rend="italic">Novelette</hi> was for that week, and I said "Yes, to-day."</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-40" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Richard Jones, a dairyman, of 11, Abingdon Street, Kensington—on 5th April, about 8 o'clock, I served the prisoner with 2 oz. of butter and two eggs—she gave me this George IV. half-crown—I saw that it was bad, took it to the detector, and it bent easily—I called my husband, who said to the prisoner "Where did you get this from?"—she said "From the lady where I work"—he asked her address; she said "58, up by the station"—he gave her in custody—I never opened the till—she gave me 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and left the eggs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The eggs and butter together came to 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I only saw the half-crown and 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I have read in the papers that she is the wife of a gunner in the Royal Artillery, who has been six years in Her Majesty's service.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She had the 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in her hand, which she paid for the eggs with.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 235.) The prisoner was given into my custody with this half-crown—she said that she received it from Mr. Thompson for a day's work, but did not say who Mr. Thompson was—I asked her what she was doing in the neighbourhood—she said she had come come to see a friend—I asked if she had any more bad money—she said "No," and handed me her empty purse—I asked her the name of her friend—she said she did not know—I took her to the station, where she told the inspector she got the coin from Mrs. Thompson, of 25, South Walk Place, Paddington—I can find no such place—she gave her own address, 25, Star Street, Paddington—the inspector said, "Is that the same house Mrs. Thompson lives in?"—she then said it was 18, Star Street—there is a Southwick Street, Paddington, and I went to No. 25, Mrs. Chapmans, and found that the prisoner had worked for her before Christmas, and had 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have heard that the prisoner and her husband gave evidence in some case in January; I do not know what case—I believe he bears an excellent character for six years as a gunner in the Royal Artillery—I was in uniform—I did not caution her that what she said might be</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Her wages were paid her each night; that was before Christmas—Charles Street, St. John's Wood is about four miles from Church Road, Kensington, which is about a quarter of a mile from Abingdon Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-42" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA COOK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Cook, of 58, Charles Street St. John's Wood—the prisoner and her husband lodged on our second floor, and paid 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. a week—they had been there three months and a week up to April 5th—that young man in uniform is her husband—the last rent was paid in shillings, but about a month or six weeks before 5th April I received half a sovereign for their rent, and gave two florins and a shilling change—I saw her in my house about 5 or 6 p.m. on the day she was taken—I do not know whether she had been out at work that day, as I had to go out to work—she went out with her husband in the evening—he is quartered at St. John's Wood Barracks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have such confidence in her honesty that I have been into the prison twice and taken food to her—she did not pay me in gold on 2nd April, nor the week previous, but she has paid me in gold since—I can positively recollect the precise coins in which I received this sum 23 days ago—I have other lodgers—I was not examined before the Magistrate—my rent-book does not say whether I was paid in gold or silver—the prisoner did not give me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but five single shillings—there were no sixpences.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is counterfeit—if a half
<lb/>crown bent easily in a tester I should say that it was bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A genuine coin could be bent in a tester, but with great force.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her statement before the Magistrate said that she got the coin from her landlady, and that it was not a George but a Victoria coin</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870425-525-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months</hi>' Hard Labour</rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY WORSFOLD</hi> (28)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., of
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-46" type="surname" value="SOLOMONS"/>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-46" type="occupation" value="merchant"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870425-527-offence-1 t18870425-name-46"/>Albert Solomons</persName> and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870425-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870425-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-47" type="surname" value="PRIEST"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-47" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT PRIEST</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Detro and Solomons, merchants, Great Tower Street—on the 8th of January I made out a slip for payment in to the bank of 119
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I gave it to the prisoner—this produced is it—this other slip produced is not my writing, it is in the writing of Robert Call—he was given into custody with the prisoner on the 20th January I made out this other slip, that is my handwriting—this</p>
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<p>other one produced is not, it is in the writing of Call—on the 26th of January I made out this slip produced that is my writing—the other slip is not, it is in Call's writing—I never authorised him to make it out—I either gave my slips into the prisoner's hand or left them on the desk, and told him of it afterwards—the money was partly in cheques and partly cash, it was his duty to pay it all into the bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was an assistant book-keeper—Call was the principal book-keeper, he was over the prisoner—all the slips that were paid into the bank are in Call's writing—I made out the slips every day, and always gave them to the prisoner—if he was out at the time I would leave them on his desk, and tell him about them when he came back, I never forgot to do so—the books have been behindhand for some time past—Call was originally charged, I don't know what with, he was afterwards discharged—I sent this telegram produced privately, with Mr. Solomons' permission, so as to see the prisoners and arrange with them when to see Mr. Solomons—I did it on my own responsibility, but Mr. Solomons knew I was sending it—I believe Gall came to the office after he was discharged—I don't know what he did there, he had access to some of the books, I believe—I don't know whether he made entries in them or not—the prisoner's solicitor came to the office to see the books—I don't know why they were not shown to him—Mr. Solomons did not give me any instructions about trying to get a confession from anybody—I have not seen the prisoner since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never tried to get the prisoner to make any confession—I have never seen him since he was in custody, except in the Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-48" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT SOLOMONS</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant in partnership with Mr. Detro—I received this letter, dated 23rd March, it is the prisoner's handwriting—some time in March, in consequence of what I was told, I said to the prisoner, "You have been robbing us by keeping back money that you should have paid to the bank, and also by collecting and retaining ac
<lb/>counts"—he replied, "I am very sorry and hope I shall be let off"—he also said if I asked him questions he would answer them—I gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This conversation took place in the presence of Call, who was my senior book-keeper—the prisoner was an assistant—I did not say that all I wanted was my money—I said to both, "You have robbed us of a considerable amount, and before I can go into any ques
<lb/>tion of mercy there must be restitution, because I believe you have got the money put by"—I have not received any—T did not tell a Mr. Wood that I had received money from Call's friends—I went to the prisoner's house and saw his wife—I looked at things she asked me about—I did not say I must have money or I would have the length of the law—I never said to Mr. Brook I would withdraw from the prosecution if I got 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not send Mr. Wood to the prisoner when he was remanded, and ask him to confess, he had confessed before—I said they had admitted to 800
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., consequently each ought to restore 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—after receiving a heartrending letter, Mr. Wood said, "Supposing 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was restored would you withdraw from the case?"—I said certainly not, but I would ask the Court for mercy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-49" type="surname" value="ASHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-49" type="given" value="CLEMENT"/>CLEMENT ASHTON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Imperial Bank, Lothbury—on the 8th of January this slip was paid in with the money—I can't say by</p>
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<p>whom—on the 20th of January and the 26th of February I also received these slips.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-50" type="surname" value="CALL"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-50" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CALL</persName> </hi>. I was in the employ of Mr. Solomons as book-keeper up to about two months ago; the prisoner was my assistant—I recognise these three slips, they are in my handwriting; the original slips are not mine, they are Mr. Priest's; the prisoner brought them to me—I cannot say whether they were destroyed—when I made out these three slips I gave them to the prisoner; he suggested that I should make use of these slips.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say why I made them out—I do not say that I did not know about it—since then I have found out why the prisoner did not do it himself, it was to commit me with him, that was the only possible motive—I have seen the slips lying on the desk with the money—it was the prisoner's business to take the money to the bank; he first took the money and put it into his pocket, and then took the cheque to which the slips were attached; I have seen him do it—I did not have all the money—my position was superiort the prisoner's, I was the senior—I have not yet made any restitution; if in future I am able to do it I shall be very willing—the solicitor saw me at the prison, but not with regard to restitution—I was not invited to confess, because in the first instance I, together with the prisoner, told Mr. Solomons everything—I have seen Mr. Solomons since, once or twice at the office—I have not had access to the books since, except the bank-book—the books were very much behind, for which as senior I suppose I am responsible—I can't say whether my friends have made restitution; certain friends have exerted them selves on my behalf, I don't know to what extent—I was not sur
<lb/>prised at the prosecution against me being withdrawn; I never asked for mercy or anything else—two friends became bail for me, I believe they were sent for by Mr. Priest, he is a personal friend apart from his con
<lb/>nection with Mr. Solomons—I saw this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) before going with the prisoner to the prosecutor's office; the letter was sent against my wish, I did not want to go, the prisoner did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure that the prisoner had some of the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-51" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-51" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN WOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>.) I am a member of the firm of Blacker, Richards, and Wood, solicitors, of 25, Abchurch Lane—a day or two after the prisoner was arrested I went and saw him in Holloway Prison, by the prosecutor's instructions, as I understood at the prisoner's instigation, so Mr. Solomons told me—I went to ascertain whether they had put by any money they had stolen, and to get some information as to some forgeries—the result would depend upon how far the prosecutor could recommend him to mercy—I said nothing about restitution or about withdrawing from the prosecution—I was consulted as to with
<lb/>drawing the prosecution against Call, the majority of things were done without my knowledge—I had nothing to do with seeing Call's friends. (
<hi rend="italic">A letter written by the prisoner from Holloway Prison to the prosecutor was read expressing his regret and asking for forgiveness.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was told by Mr. Solomons that the prisoner had re quested that either I or someone should visit him—I told him I understood he wished to see me, "you have confessed that you have robbed Messrs. Detro and Solomons, and I have come here to see if it is possible to get any money back that I understand has been deposited in a bank by you</p>
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<p>and obtained by you from them; if it is in the bank, of course it is only proper that you should do everything in your power to restore it: if you will do that and do all you can in that respect, Mr. Solomons will consider how far he can recommend you to the mercy of the Court"—he said he had done so much wrong he would only be too pleased to give them every information in his power.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On 12th March the prisoner was given into my custody by Mr. Solomons—I said "You will be charged with embezzling and stealing on 23rd February 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., being part of the amount given you to pay into the bank on 10th January, and on 8th January 7
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., part of 119
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. given you to pay into the bank on account of Mr. Masters"—he said, "All right, I will go with you"—Call was then charged with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870425-527-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18870425-527-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-527-18870425 t18870425-527-punishment-7"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS LECKEY</hi> (69)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-528-18870425" type="age" value="66"/>
<interp inst="def2-528-18870425" type="surname" value="LECKEY"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN LECKEY</hi> </persName> (66),
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<interp inst="t18870425-528-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-528-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> Unlawfully obtaining two sums of 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS LECKEY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870425-528-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-528-18870425 t18870425-528-punishment-8"/>Three Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was another against</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN LECKEY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18870425-528-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-528-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>There was another indictment against the prisoners for forging and uttering a receipt with intent to defraud</rs>, upon which no evidence being offered a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870425-528-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADOLPH WOOLF</hi> (60)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870425-529-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/>, Unlawfully writing and publishing a defamatory lible of and concerning
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURPIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAALIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870425-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870425-name-57" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-57" type="surname" value="APPS"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-57" type="given" value="ANNA"/>ANNA APPS</persName> </hi>. I am aunt to Weston Apps—I received this letter by post, upon which I communicated with Mr. Apps' father.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870425-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870425-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-58" type="surname" value="APPS"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-58" type="given" value="WESTON"/>WESTON APPS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the office of the Incorporated Law Society—I know the prisoner's writing—this letter is his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was a lodger with the defendant for about 18 months or two years off and on. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter being read, alleged that the prosecutor had been a party with others in the adultery of prisoner's wife and in conceal
<lb/>ing portions of his property.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870425-529-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognisance in</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to keep the peace and to appear for judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-63" type="given" value="MEREDITH"/>MEREDITH TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police to the F Division—on the 16th of February, between six and seven in the morn
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<p>result is that the wound is healed, but the man is left with im
<lb/>paired sensation on the whole of that side of the cheek and a very ugly scar—I don't think this knife (
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant F</hi>.) I was with Sergeant Rudge on the 16th of February on duty in plain clothes in South Kensington, and between five and six in the morning we were near Ashbourne Place, and saw the two prisoners and another man there close to the doorway of 4, Ashbourne Place—I was in Cromwell Road, and when I came to the corner of Ashbourne Place they came towards me and then turned back again—I spoke to Rudge, and we went down Ashbourne Place, Rudge on one side, and I was on the side the three men were on—the two prisoners and the other man were on the step of 13—I walked to the end of Ashbourne Place into Courtfield Road, and we both concealed ourselves there for a few minutes, keeping observation on the prisoners in Ashbourne Place—after a lapse of two or three minutes the two prisoners and the other man came towards me and passed me, turning into Court
<lb/>field Gardens—we followed them, and in Courtfield Gardens we stopped them under a lamp, and I said, "What are you doing here?"—Coaffee said, "We are going to work," and the man not in custody, who was carrying a red pocket handkerchief containing a piece of bread, said, "Oh, yes, we are going to work, here is our food," and showed the piece of bread—I said to McCarthy, who was carrying a black handbag, "What have you go in that bag?"—he said, "Paints and colours, we are going to work"—I said, "Let me see what is in it?" and at the same time I caught hold of him with one hand and he pushed the handbag to me—I opened it and found it contained only a box of silent matches—I then said to Rudge, "Catch hold of that man," meaning the man who is not in custody—he did so and struggled with him—Coaffee then said, "Have a go for it"—I had McCarthy in custody—the third man got away from Rudge, he chased him a few minutes and rearrested him—I then heard Rudge call out "I am stabbed!"—he was then 15 or 20 yards away, round the corner of Courtfield Road in Courtfield Gardens—he came towards me bleeding from his face, and I blew my whistle, and some officers came up—McCarthy then dropped this naked dagger from his right hand coat sleeve—I picked it up and said, "Halloa! what else have you got about you, have you got any more?"—he said, "No, I know nothing about it, I did not drop it"—I said, "Let us see what you have got?"—I searched his outside overcoat pockets, and in the inside pocket I found this sheath of the dagger—I asked him where he was going to work, and he made no reply, and I took him to the police station—on the 24th of March, about 11.30 a.m., I was with Constable Drew in Seymour Place, Marylebone, and saw Coaffee in company with a female—I spoke to my brother and then went towards Coaffee, who was on the opposite side of the road—as soon as I turned towards him he put his right hand in his jacket pocket and withdrew it, and put it alongside him partly behind, and stooping down he said, "If you do I will"—Drew went towards him and he made a plunge at him with his right hand with something bright—I then struck the prisoner several times with a stick which I was carrying,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Coaffee.</hi> You were about half a yard from me when I arrested McCarthy—I did not see you attempt to stab Sergeant Rudge—you were the first to run away and then you hesitated—when I arrested you in Seymour Place I could not see whether it was a knife you had in your hand—you had something bright, and when people were trying to stop you I kept crying out, "Mind the knife!"—I prevented you striking me because I struck you several times with my stick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McCarthy.</hi> You all three were on the steps of No. 13—you did not offer any resistance, you went quietly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I was not in sight they had an opportunity of tampering with the window of No. 13.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E.</hi>) I was with Drew on the morn
<lb/>ing of the 16th February in South Kensington, and in Ashbourne place I saw the two prisoners in company with another man outside No. 4—they then crossed the road towards Cromwell Road, and I saw them on the doorway of No. 13—they then left there and went into Courtfield Road—I Drew stopped them-McCarthy was carrying a black bag—Drew asked him what the bag contained—he said, "A few paints and colours"—with that Drew took him in custody and I took the other man in cutody—Coaffee then said, "Have a go for it!"—he struggled violently and got away, and ran some 15 or 20 yards—got up to hum and rearrested him, and Coaffee then toned deliberately round and stabbed me with some instrument in the cheek just under the eye—I did not see the instrument—I also received a cut on the finger—the two men then made their escape—I next saw Coaffee at Kensington Police-station on Thursday afternoon, 24th March, and picked And out from about 12 others—I have now no feeling all down this side of my face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Coaffe.</hi> You were close to me when I arrested the third man, and after you said "Have a go for it" you ran away—when I caught up to the third man again you returned—I have not see your photograph.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">McCARTHY</hi> was about 20 yards away round the corner when coffee stabbed me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police T</hi> 347.) On 16th February about 5.30 a.m. I heard a whistle, and upon going to Courtfield Gardens I saw McCarthy in the custody of Charles Drew, and he was handed over to me whilst Drew attended to a wound in Rudge's face-after he had had his wound attended to I saw McCarthy drop a dagger and heard him say "I know nothing at all about it"—I also saw the sheath of the dagger taken from his inner coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McCarthy.</hi> When Drew began to search you I saw the dagger fall from your right-hand side.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">inspector F</hi>) On 16th February I went to 13, Ashbourne Place, and examined the premises, and found that the catch</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at 13, Ashbourne Place—when I went to bed on the night of 15th February I noticed that the catch of the dining-room window was fastened—next morning my attention was called to it, and I found it was pushed back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 426.) On 19th February I had received information of the attempted burglary at 13, Ashbourne Place, and I knew Coaffee by name—about 12 o'clock on that day I saw him in Cromer Street, Gray's Inn Road, with a man and woman—I was standing on the opposite side of the way in a doorway—as they passed me the woman looked across and said something to Coaffee, and they commenced to walk faster—I crossed over and followed up behind them—Coaffee then looked back and was going to run, and I seized him by the back of the collar with the right hand and seized hold of his left with my left, and said "You are Coaffee; I want you to come to Hunter Street Police-station with me"—he said "Look out, Carry; don't let the
<hi rend="italic">bleeder</hi> take me," and at the same time the woman seized hold of my arm, and Coaffee put his right hand in his trousers pocket and pulled out a long, straight dagger-knife, and said "Leave me go, you
<hi rend="italic">sod</hi>, or I will give you some of that," at the same time aiming a blow at my left arm, but through the woman tugging at my arm it went between my left arm and body—my legs were then kicked from under me, and I fell to the ground, the woman falling with me—Coaffee got away—I took the woman to the station, but she was afterwards liberated—I did not see the prisoner again till he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Coaffee.</hi> You were pointed out to me as a license holder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-70" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) I was with Sergeant Drew on 24th March when Coaffee was apprehended, and saw all that took place then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Coaffee.</hi> As soon as you saw I was going to approach you, you put your hand up with the knife in it, and I stepped back and hit you across, the head with my umbrella, and it broke—you could not then have stabbed me, because I held it to prod it in your face.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SIBLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a scavenger—on 24th March, between half-past 11 and 12, I was at work in Brown Street, near Seymour place, and saw the struggle between Coaffee and the two constables—about a quarter of an hour or 20 minutes afterwards I picked up this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) about 15 yards from where the struggle took place—I gave it to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McCarthy's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "On the morning I was taken in custody I was proceeding through Kensington, and was accosted by two men, who asked me to direct them to South Kensington Museum—I had scarcely spoken to them when a policeman came up, and caught hold of us all three; the others ran away; some way off there was a struggle, and a dagger and some other articles were picked up in the road."</p>
<hi rend="italic">McCarthy's Defence.</hi> I say now as I said then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Coaffee's Defence.</hi> I did not use a knife to either of them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) It was Coaffee who stabbed me, on the re-arrest of the third man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They both then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions of felony, McCarthy</hi>**
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<hi rend="italic">commended the conduct of the constables Rudge and Drew, and ordered a reward of</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Two pots which had been in the window had been put into the area to enable them to get in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I bought the boots for two shillings in Petticoat Lane."</p>
<hi rend="italic">He repeated the same statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-80" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WILD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the London People's Public-house Company, at 73, Charterhouse Street—we had been finding the till short for some time, and on Tuesday evening, the 4th, I put 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in coppers in the till in the presence of Mr. Price, the agent for the Com
<lb/>pany—he locked it, and when he unlocked it the next day it was found only to contain 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the next night I watched the house—I shut the door and put the key in my pocket, and went back about half-past 7, and about 8 o'clock I saw the prisoner came down the street and go into the doorway—I ran across the street and saw the prisoner there, and put my stick through the two handles and shut the door, and sent for a policeman—when he came I took my stick from the two handles, and he took the</p>
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<p>prisoner in custody—when I went to lock the door as the constable was taking him away I found this key had been left in the lock—I know the prisoner as a customer at the shop, and a fellow-lodger of mine, who slept in the same room with me—I never lost a key—so far as I know only two keys were made, and I had one and my brother had the other—I know nothing about the key that was found in the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUGHES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 124.) On the night of the 7th the last witness called me to this coffee-shop, and I found that he had secured the door by passing a stick through the handles—I took it out and went inside; it was dark—I found the prisoner inside, and asked him what he was doing there—he made no reply—I took him in custody—this key (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was found in the lock of the door; it is a common lock; this key will unlock it—I searched him, found a shilling and a porter's badge, and also this small key, but it would not fit the till in the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were inside the shop standing against the door—they are glass doors with a handle to each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he found the door open, and on going in to see what was the reason he was taken into custody.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to being found by night with housebreaking implements in his possession.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870425-536-offence-1 t18870425-name-89"/>Marian Smetzer</persName>, with intent to steal.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 277.) On 19th March, after midnight, I was with Carter, taking a man to the lock-up, when we were surrounded by a number of lads, among whom was the prisoner—he struck me on my mouth, pulled open my great-coat, tearing three buttons off, snatched my watch and chain, and ran away—I saw my watch in his hand—I next</p>
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<p>saw him about 10 days afterwards, and knew him—I knew him before—I have no doubt he is the man—I have not got my watch back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was surrounded by a number of roughs—I don't know that all in that neighbourhood have pretty much the same appear
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CARTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 238.) I was with Welch, helping him to take a prisoner to the lock-up—we were surrounded by a lot of roughs; I saw the prisoner among them—he struck Welch on his mouth, at the same time catching hold of his overcoat, tearing it open, and snatching his watch and chain—I have no doubt the prisoner is the man—I have known him for some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the middle of the mob.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-101" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a paper-hanger, of 40, Ringcroft Street, Islington—on this night, a little after midnight, I was going along Holloway Road and saw Welch and Carter with a man in custody, sur
<lb/>rounded by a number of roughs—I went to their assistance—I was thrown down by the prisoner—I was assaulted—I am sure the prisoner is the man—I saw him again about 10 days after at Hornsey Road Station—I then identified him out of five other men—I am sure he is the same man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know where the five men came from—they had the appearance of respectable working men—the police were down on the roadway on the night of the assault.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 246.) On 28th March I was with Sergeant Clifford in Pentonville Road, and saw the prisoner there with three other lads—when he saw me he commenced to run away—I gave chase through several streets, and caught him in Collyer Street, South
<lb/>ampton Street—I charged him with stealing the constable's watch and assaulting him, and causing grievous bodily harm to Mr. Robinson—he said, "I was there, but I did not have the
<hi rend="italic">copper's</hi> watch; but I know who did have it"—he struggled to get away—we took him to the station—I was present when Robinson picked him out from five others at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear the statement myself, Clifford heard it; but I heard what Clifford said before the Magistrate—the actual words were, "I was on the other side of the road, and I saw the
<hi rend="italic">copper</hi> put over. I never had the watch myself, but I know who did it"—Clifford is ill, I have a doctor's certificate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-540-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in March</hi>, 1886.—(
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against him for assaulting Robinson.</hi>)—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-540-18870425 t18870425-540-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ordered an award to Robinson for his conduct.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-106" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MORANT</persName> </hi>. Cordeaux was in the service of myself and my partner, Mr. Henry, at Walbrook—on 15th March I owed Mr. H. Morrison 3
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<p>Cordeaux's duty to post that in the envelope in which I enclosed it—I found it never reached Mr. Morrison—I don't know Whitehead, I never saw him till I saw him at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLE</hi>. I am a clerk in the employment of the Cheque Bank, Limited, 20, King William Street—on 15th March Whitehead came to the bank and said he wished to purchase two 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheques of our bank, and he tendered in payment this cheque, drawn in favour of Morrison—he handed it over endorsed, I can't say when he endorsed it—he wrote this order for the cheques, signing it Morrison, in my presence—he left the cheque for collection, and called later on the same day—in the meantime we had ascertained the cheque was all right, and I handed Whitehead these two cheques, which correspond with the numbers on the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Whitehead.</hi> I cannot fix the time you called on the 15th—I said at the Mansion House sometime before 3, I fancied; from 11 to 3 I said, I believed—we have 100 or 200 customers in the course of a day—I identified you from among more than five—there were not 12—I did not count them—we have people calling with cheques varying from 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 1,500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—cheques for small amounts are not more usual than those for large ones—I swear you are the man that came with that cheque, I have no moral doubt—I was shown other cheques, which I gave as my opinion were in your handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I gave Whitehead some money in exchange for the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque—I saw him on two occasions at the bank, and saw him sufficient to recognise him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this cheque never reached me—this is not my writing on the back of it—it is payable to my order, and crossed, "Cheque Bank."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque (I suppose this is it) which I changed for him—I paid it away to a gentleman named Holle
<lb/>bone, with another cheque and a note, which he endorsed, I believe—the prisoner did not sign the cheque in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you as an occasional customer for some months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-109" type="surname" value="LAWLEY"/>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant.</hi>) About 3 a.m. on 3rd April I saw Cordeaux in custody at the Old Jewry—I said, "There is a 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque also been stolen"—he said, "Yes, I admit that I stole it and I gave it to a man named Whitehead"—he said something about telling the whole truth, that he was very sorry, as Mr. Morant, had been kind to him—on 24th March I saw Whitehead at a common lodging house in King Edward Street, Islington—I showed him this Cheque Bank cheque for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and told him it was the proceeds of a forgery—he said, "Yes, I received it from Cordeaux on 15th March, outside his master's office in Bucklersbury or Walbrook, he asked me to get it cashed; I went with him to King Edward Street, Cordeaux waited outside the public-house and I went in and got the cash."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I invited you to go over to Mr. Winter to go into the matter—I asked you how you came by it and you told me you received it from Cordeaux, and that you handed him the money—I asked you whether you knew where he lived, and you told me at Dalston, but that</p>
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<p>you did not know the house—I asked you to come with me, and I asked lever you various questions—I told you to my mind you had little or nothing to do with it beyond this one cheque—you went with me to Dalston—I tank, asked you to meet me next morning at 10 o'clock at the Old Jewry—after the interview there I did not tell you the prosecutor had decided not to go on with the case—after I left you, you wrote down a statement, which was compared with the writing on the cheques, and I strongly suspected you were the forger—I told you so next morning when you came down; I said, "I am going to send for someone to see if they can identify you"—you were placed among nine others and Cole picked you out at the Old Jewry as the person who had uttered—I asked you to write your name and Mr. Morrison's name in Winter's bar-parlour, and you did so—I did not say I thought there was a great similarity between the writings—you were allowed to go next day because of Cordeaux's absence.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi>) This cheque was given to me by Mr. Morant to send to Mr. Morrison—I did not send it but stole it, and handed it to Whitehead and asked him if he could get it cashed—I said nothing to him about signing the name of Morrison nor about opening an account at the Cheque Bank—he did not bring me the pro
<lb/>ceeds of the cheque, I only had a few shillings of the money—Whitehead had the two cheques and the balance of the sovereign—I asked him to let me have what he could and to meet me and give me the balance later—I saw him in a hurry, I could only run out of the office for a few minutes—I cannot say if he had got the money for the Cheque Bank cheques then—I have never had the proceeds of those cheques.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I handed you the cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. as near as I can say between 1 and 3—you handed me the few shillings between 1 and 3 or 1 and 4—I do not remember having 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from you on 15th March in King Edward Street—I do not remember seeing you again after you gave me the few shillings.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITEHEAD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">cheque, and that all he had done was to cash the</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque for Cordeaux.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Whitehead.</hi> I do not know your writing and cannot say whether this endorsement is yours.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque was crossed before it was presented—I changed it without knowing anything of Whitehead; it is against the rule, but the smallness of the amount and Whitehead's appearance took me off my guard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I won't swear I saw you endorse the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque, but I swear I saw you write the order.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE BEST"/>GEORGE BEST WINTER</persName> </hi>. I cashed a 1
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-116" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I took Whitehead into custody and got him to write the name of Morrison, this is it—when I told Cordeaux the charge he said "I admit I stole the cheque; I handed it to Whitehead, who was waiting outside my master's premises on the day I stole it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">or</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">year, and did not know how he came by the cheque.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.) The application for the two 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheques was signed in my presence at Whitehead's first visit.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITEHEAD</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to
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<interp inst="t18870425-542-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering a request for the delivery of two cheque forms with intent to defraud</rs> </hi>;
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<hi rend="italic">to forging and uttering a cheque for</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</rs>;
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<hi rend="italic">to forging and uttering a request for</hi> 8
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<hi rend="italic">, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also to stealing a cheque for</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">the property of </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Ernest Frederick Morant</hi> </persName>
<hi rend="italic"> and another, his masters.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Stephen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know whether the door was shut or not—I heard the voices quite plain; the man's voice was sufficiently loud to be heard all over the house—I could not recognise the woman's words.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Liz</hi>, I am very, very sorry for what I have done"—he then went into the front parlour to the cupboard and got out the knife-box and set it on the table, turning the knives over and grinding his teeth in a most dreadful manner—I called to him to bring the brandy, for she said she felt she was dying—he brought the brandy; he did not speak; he went straight back to the knives again, turning them over—I was afraid he was going to commit suicide, so I called him to bring me some water, which he did—he did not speak again—he went back a third time, and I asked him to bring the smelling-bottle—I did not know what to do, because I had the deceased on my arm in the bed—he brought it again—I then disengaged my arm from under her, and put him on the other side of me, and told him how very ill she was—I then asked her if she would like to have a doctor fetched—she said she would—I then left her in the prisoner's charge while I went to see my husband—the supper was prepared on the table in the front room—there was a knife on the table, a table-knife—I spoke to my husband and he fetched Dr. Roe, and Dr. Roe and two con
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<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi>, my boy, if they are going to take you away, I freely forgive you for all you have done"—she then asked him for some money, and he handed her four sovereigns—before that she said something in his presence—he sat in a chair part of the time taking no notice whatever till I roused him—she said he came home and was having his supper—I asked her if they had been having any words—she said "No, not particularly;" that he began grumbling about his supper being dry; that she said to him "How can you expect any other,
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi>, when you ordered your dinner at 3 o'clock, and now it is 11"—she said that he sprang up and stabbed her immediately, momentarily, with the table-knife, before she had time to get out of his way—it was after that that the money was asked for—I went with her to the hospital, and remained with her till she died, about 3 in the morning—the prisoner was drunk when I first saw him—when he found how ill she was, it evidently sobered him a great deal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was frequently in the habit of seeing the deceased—I remember their being married some months before her death—I believe they lived together unmarried for many years, and then he married her—I was not aware of it until after they were married—they seemed to live on very affectionate terms—when I went in the prisoner appeared to be dazed; he sat down in a chair and did not appear to take any notice, as if he was asleep, a sort of partial unconsciousness; he had his eyes shut—I roused him from that and asked him to hand me some brandy—the deceased was 52 years of age.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G.</hi>) I went and examined the room—I found no signs of a struggle—when the prisoner was first brought in I charged him with feloniously assaulting his wife and stab
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character from his employers.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The two chambers of the revolver that I heard click were empty, but the third was loaded—I took your um
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) I received this revolver from Morgan—it was on half cock, if the trigger had been pulled again it would have fallen on a loaded chamber—the prisoner was brought to the station and charged—he said, "I do not owe him a shilling, they are getting this up for me"—he was searched and a cartridge was found in his pocket which corresponds with that in the revolver.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi> 37.) I arrested the prisoner and took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> If the landlord is here I want to call him.</p>
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<lb/>ber these people being in the house on the night in question—the prisoner seemed to be suffering from nervousness, caused by drink—Wells was dancing round him, tantalising him, pulling his chin, and wanting a shilling from him, which he said he owed him, and he then forcibly took his umbrella—I told him he ought to be ashamed of himself, that a man in his position ought to be left alone, and I ordered Wells out of the house, and advised the prisoner to go home, but they took no notice of me—I went into the room adjoining and looked through, Wells kept on tantalising, and the prisoner pulled out the revolver and Morgan imme
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had not the slightest intention of shooting the man—I was in a very excited state because of what Wells said—I had been suffering from mental derangement two or three days previously.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 321.) Cracknell gave the prisoner into my custody with this bad shilling—I found on him a sixpence, four pence, and a quarter of an ounce of tobacco—he said that he did not know the coin was bad, and that he had no home.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that Mr. Cracknell put the shilling into the till.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I did not put it into the till, I kept it in the palm of my hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not lived with Richard Thick or Thomas Cranich—I bear my husband's name, Charles Clark—I have not had a month for splitting a woman's head open with a jug.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 53.) On this Saturday night Noakes complained to me, and I went with him to 2, Edward's Place, but could not find the prisoner—I went again two hours afterwards, and found him under the bed, and took him in custody—he said nothing—I found nothing on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am accused wrong
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My name is John, not Patrick, and I said so at the police-court—when the prisoner hit Noakes the second time that was at the entrance of No. 2, Edwards Place, but in the court—Noakes did not go into his passage afterwards, he went up Edwards Place—I only saw the prisoner strikes Noakes twice—the halloaing of the woman brought the policemen—I was at my friend's first-floor window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I know that the prisoner went upstairs—I saw him go into the passage, and I could hear his footsteps—we were only two or three yards apart.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. "—this is all spite ever since the first summons for an assault on the first floor—Day Blank, a man who lives on the first floor, and my son went up as a witness to Marylebone Police-court—Bridget Clark got the summons out; it was for an insault, I mean an insult, or an assault, one or the other—there was no one in the passage whatever—when Noakes got up he and the woman he lives with went round to the police-station, and they could not get him taken for assault, so they charged him with stealing 10
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the theft, but I will stand what I get for the assault. He called me a thief, and I struck him, and said I would make him prove his words. He has been going on for the last eight or nine weeks—every time I go up and down stairs they call me a false swearer, because I went as a witness for a man in Cold Bath Fields, and the mother does the same.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NICHOLSON</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Alfred Letts and Co., stationers, of 8, Stanhope Street, Strand, and have known the prisoner since November, when he had transactions with the firm—on 12th February he owed the firm 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and owed me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he called that day, and we went over to the Old George to lunch, and I asked him for the money owing to the firm—he said "I won't give you that now, but I will give you the money I owe you"—I said "All right"—he asked the landlord for pen and ink, drew this cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and said "Will you get it cashed for me?"—I said "Is it all right?"—he said "There is plenty to meet it with"—I asked Mr. Jupp in the prisoner's presence to cash it; he did so, and I got my 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the prisoner put the balance in his pocket—Mr. Jupp afterwards showed me the</p>
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<p>cheque marked "N.S.," and applied to me for the money—I wrote to the prisoner several times, but had no answer—I knew where he lived—I have not repaid Mr. Jupp yet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The firm is Alfred Letts and Walter Watson—I am their workman—this matter was between you and me, and had nothing to do with the firm—I had previously received a cheque from you for 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for the firm in the governor's presence—I can
<lb/>not remember the date; it was dishonoured—I know nothing of the financial affairs of the firm—I have not cherished feelings of hatred towards you, but on one occasion I introduced you to Detectives Part
<lb/>ridge and Drew, because there were other cheques which were not met—Partridge had not asked me to introduce you to him; we had a drink together—the firm were printing some competitive circulars for you before Christmas, and you promised me and Thorn a guinea each for getting the work out expeditiously—I had received half a guinea from you, and this 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was the balance—I had kept the men up till 4 a.m. for you, but it was a private matter between us, and had nothing to do with the firm—it was for work done after hours; the firm knew nothing about it—I aslo asked you in the George for a cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account for Letts and Co., and you refused, but drew this cheque for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., which I got cashed for you, out of which you paid me—you sign your cheques "Webster Brothers"—you introduced your brother to me—I never saw a notice that from January your brother was taken into partnership with you, but it may have gone to the firm—I knew that they were at 38, Princes Street, Stamford Hill—I have been there several times on business—the guinea you promised me was for a Christmas-box—there were two sums of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the first was cashed and passed through the bank all right, and you told the firm that you were buying your brother out of the Army, and were expecting money from the Horse Guards, and the 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque, which had been dishonoured, was paid a fortnight after that, and I believe in cash from you, but I had nothing to do with it—I am prosecuting; not the firm, but if I had not done so I should most likely have been proceeded against in the County Court—I think I wrote to you to say that Mr. Jupp was going to take proceedings against you—I handed you the money in the bar of the Old George, and not at 8, Stanhope Street—I do not know that on 18th March my firm issued a summons against you for 9
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; it would go into the solicitor's hands—I believe you have given notice of adjourn
<lb/>ment—the firm have not instituted these proceedings against you as a means of putting the screw on; the firm did not know it till a week or a fortnight ago—I have seen your wife several times since the date of this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">From the witness to the prisoner's wife, stating that he did not wish to press the charge.</hi>) I never said to her that if the amount of my firm's account was paid, and if I was paid the 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a reason
<lb/>able sum for expenses, and the counter-claim withdrawn, I would not press the charge, or that Mr. Letts would go to the Court and speak in your favour—I may have told you, in order to get the money, that I had got the bailiffs in my house—I did not know of a cheque of Mr. Laund or Mr. Walker's being cashed—I should not have prosecuted you, only I knew that other cheques were out—I do not know of any cheques outstanding now—I have not endeavoured to get Mr. Laund to join me in this prosecution; we have had many meetings in his bar parlour, but</p>
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<p>never with Mr. Partridge—I may have mentioned the cheque to Mr. Partridge, and asked his opinion, but he would not answer me—I talked to him once about the cheque before I laid the information—I met him in the Strand—I have only known him since last October—Mr. McNegan has no interest in these proceedings, but I have known him 18 or 19 years—I did not employ a person named Swire to decoy you; I know him—I was not waiting on 21st March for Partridge to come to me and tell me that he had arrested you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The work my firm did for the prisoner was competition forms for words advertised in newspapers for prizes, and in order that I should press them forward, overtime was done, and he promised me two sums of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the first of which was paid me by cheque—the other cheque given to Mr. Laund was paid by the prisoner's wife, I believe, on the night he was arrested—the third cheque is the subject of this indict
<lb/>ment; it was made payable to me—I endorsed it, and Mr. Jupp gave me the money for it—I said "Is it all right?" because a cheque of the prisoner's to the firm had been dishonoured—I am not finding the expenses of this prosecution; there have been none—Mr. Laund paid two shillings for me for the information—Mr. Jupp said "Put it in a solicitor's hands."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The work for which the 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid was done before Christmas; that was the firm's matter altogether, but he promised me a guinea as a Christmas-box, and paid me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. by cheque on 24th January, and promised me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—it was not a debt—we sat up till 4 a.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-163" type="given" value="HENRY ROBERT"/>HENRY ROBERT JUPP</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old George, Stanhope Street, Strand—on Saturday evening, 12th February, the prisoner and Mr. Nicholson were in my parlour—the prisoner asked me for pen and ink, and wrote a cheque, which Mr. Nicholson endorsed, and asked me to cash it for him, and I gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for it—I paid it into my bank on the Monday, and it was returned on Tuesday, the 15th, marked "N.S. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did it to oblige Mr. Nicholson; I should not have done it for anybody—I did not communicate with you—I said "Mr. Nicholson, this is your affair; I look to you for the money"—he said "Certainly, you had better keep it two or three days, perhaps Mr. Nicholson will have some money by that time"—I presented it again on the Thursday, and the same answer was returned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-164" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer at 28, Ludgate Hill—I had known the prisoner for only a few weeks before Saturday, 5th March, when he came in some time after 2, we talked about different matters, and he asked me if I could change a cheque; I said I could get it changed for him; he then wrote out this cheque and handed it to me, and we walked to Fenchurch Street together. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1887,
<hi rend="italic">on the Central Bank of London, Limited, Blackfriars Brunch. "Pay Mr. Walker or order</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Webster Brothers," endorsed "A Walker," and also "Ensworth and Co., Fen-church Street."</hi>) I got it changed at Mr. Ensworth's, 157, Fenchurch Street; he is a tailor, and an old friend of mine, and is in the habit of changing cheques—the prisoner was not in the shop when I changed it; he waited outside—I handed him the whole of the money and asked him to lend me 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and he did so; we were together for some hours afterwards—I</p>
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<p>asked him particularly whether there was any money in the bank, and he said it would be all right—I don't remember whether that was at my place of business, it might have been going along—I would not have gone to these people had I known this—the cheque was returned on Tuesday morning through the Union Bank, Mr. Ensworth's bank, marked "N. S."—I had the prisoner's address—directly Mr. Ensworth junior brought the cheque back I wrote to him and received this telegram from him in return, a few days afterwards. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner objected to this being put in.</hi>) I received no other communication from him, and did not hear from him or see him again till he was arrested—I showed it to Mrs. Webster when she came up, and she said the prisoner was out of town—I had a visit from Mrs. Webster after he was arrested—none of the money has been paid to Mr. Ensworth or me, and I am answerable to Mr. Ensworth for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I live in apartments at 139
<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi>, Graham Road, Dalston—I still carry on the stationery business at 29, Ludgate Hill, this is my card—I have an office on the first floor in conjunction with a man named Tate; his name is on the door as well as mine, and he professes to carry on an accountant's business, he is not a chartered accountant—he occupies apartments in the same house as I do—I have occupied the office on Ludgate Hill since the beginning of the year—I failed two years ago, but not for a large amount; I am still an undis
<lb/>charged bankrupt—the furniture at Ludgate Hill belongs to the landlord—I am not carrying on business there in the name of George Walker, I cannot, being an undischarged bankrupt; the office is taken in my wife's name, it is Walker and Co.; I have a few customers who I wish to keep together from the wreck—I am very glad to take orders for advertising, the advertisement offices have refused to take my advertisements—I am a printer, but I have no machine or type—I am a stationer, but I have very little stock—I say also that I am a commercial and export stationer, I have not yet exported anything, I probably shall—since my bankruptcy I have not had any works anywhere, but I present this card to people in soliciting orders—the last quarter's rent of the office is not paid—I am a joint promoter of the Jubilee word competition, which you suggested; I have done all the printing and have not been paid; the office at 28, Ludgate Hill is used for that competition—you did not draw up a set of rules at mine and Mr. Tate's request; you drew them up and submitted them to us and we agreed to them, these are the rough rules of the com
<lb/>petition. (
<hi rend="italic">This offered prizes from</hi> 1,1991.
<hi rend="italic">down to</hi> 1991.,
<hi rend="italic">and showed a total of</hi> 9,9991.
<hi rend="italic">to be given away in such prizes.</hi>) This (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is a complete copy—we are carrying on the competition at our office now, we cannot stop it; Mr. Tate is the secretary of it—upon Mr. Tate's request you waited upon a Justice of the Peace and insisted upon him sitting upon the Board—you and Mr. Tate and myself were to share the profits of the sale of these rules, for which we charged 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—we received a good many sixpences, but not so many as we have spent—if you like you can say that I requested you to draw up the advertisement which appeared in the
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi>; I found the money and you accompanied me to the
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi> office—Mr. Tate did not find the money—the advertisement returned more than 10 per cent.—you did not receive any of the sixpences, con
<lb/>sidering you were arrested before these letters came in—one sixpence came in before those letters, that was put into a box for that purpose—the</p>
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<p>advertisement appeared in the
<hi rend="italic">Standard</hi> I think a fortnight before I cashed that cheque for you, and I think it brought in 41
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the letters extended over a week or 14 days—no advertisement is appearing now—one sixpence came in on the day the advertisement appeared—it is not correct that I only received one sixpence in answer to that advertise
<lb/>ment before your arrest, I have corrected that by saying I never saw you after I changed the cheque—I cannot tell you how many sixpences came in between the 6th and the 22nd March, it was more than one; the whole of the amount that came in from that 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. advertisement was as near as I believe 41
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—we advertised after that in the
<hi rend="italic">Telegraph, Standard, Morning Post, Bat, Sussex County Advertiser, Exeter Flying Post</hi>, and one or two others I cannot enumerate—we have sold something under 200 of these rules—we talked about forming a syndicate to get money to advertise, but we did not endeavour to form one—Mr. Curtis, whose name appears in front of that paper, supplied 15
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which has been used for advertising—it was stated that 50 per cent, bonus would be given to any gentleman who formed this syndicate—you have received none of those moneys—the advertisement has also appeared in the
<hi rend="italic">People</hi> and the
<hi rend="italic">Sunday Times</hi>—on 5th March I was in a pecuniary condition probably; I am sorry to say that is not an unusual state—I never asked you whether you had your cheque-book with you, or whether you had a banking account—I have got cheques cashed frequently for friends—I have not had a banking account lately—a good many of those cheques have not gone wrong; only one, and that was a man who you introduced to me—I never asked you how much money you had in the bank, and I did not suggest that you should get your cheque cashed—I am positive I had not to see a gentleman on 6th March with reference to paying 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to join the syndicate—I got the solicitor and the chartered accountant to be on the board of management—the chartered accountant is not in the same office with me, he is a hignly respectable man in the City—I did not say to you on 5th March that I wanted some money to take me home—I borrowed 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of you after we had been together some hours—I did not say to you that if I had 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to put the advertisement in the Sunday papers the money would be in in the course of the ensuing week, or that I had a person who was going to advance 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the next day, Sunday—Mr. Nicholson requested me to join in this prosecution—I should have done so if he had not come—I think Detective Partridge called upon me, but I was out—I did not see him until I was at Bow Street—after I had received this cheque you did not tell me it could not be met unless I gave you part of the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I was to receive; that is something you have made up since you have been here, this is the first time I have heard of the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw you on the Monday after 5th March—you told me the cheque was all right; what you said was "I have paid enough in but 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I don't think they would send it back," and I said "No, I don't think they will"—you either sent this telegram or got a friend to send it—on the Monday I did not say I had not received the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from my friend on the Sunday, and you did not say that therefore you could not meet the cheque—I obtained an acceptance from you on the Monday for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave you no consideration whatever for that—I have not discounted it, or tried to; the cheque coming back shook my confidence in you, and I would not have anything to do with you, (
<hi rend="italic">This became due on June</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th, and stated</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">"Three months after date pay to order the amount of</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Webster Brothers." Endorsed "Walker and Co."</hi>) I did not say the cheque would not be back until the middle of the week, and that it would give me time to get this discounted, and that the balance of the money would enable me to go on with the competition—I sent my man Kerry out to buy that stamp—I know a Mr. Stacey; I did not request him to accompany me to a bill-discounter, a friend of his—it was your suggestion about the bill—Rule 5 had to be struck out after you were taken in custody—I cannot say whether the rules were issued to the public before 22nd March—you were not to receive five guineas for preparing these rules, and 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for examining the competitions; you suggested getting some examiners from the prize papers—Mr. Ensworth cashed the cheque without asking a question—he did not say "I suppose it is all right," or "They are very old customers of mine; I wish it had been for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. "—I gave you the money in Cornhill as we were walking along—after I had got the money I and Mr. Ensworth went and refreshed ourselves, and I apologised to you when I came back for keeping you waiting—I did not spend any of that money; I had money in my pocket—after the cheque had been cashed I went to the London and then to the Lambert—while there Tate came in; he is a tall man, but I managed to black his eye that night—I was as sober then as I am now—I went from there to the King Lud—I was not requested to leave there, and I did not request you to get me into a cab—I paid for some of the drink and you paid for some—I had about 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. when I got home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner suggested the acceptance to raise money for the advertisements; it had nothing to do with the cheque—at the time it was drawn it was thought the cheque had been paid, but finding it came back I attempted to do nothing with the acceptance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOPWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Central Bank of London, Blackfriars Road—the prisoner had an account there in the name of Webster Brothers—it was opened on 22nd January, by a transfer of 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from the account of Thomas Webster—on that day we paid a cheque of 11
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and on the 24th 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—on 22nd January 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. had been paid in—on 25th January 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was paid in, and on that day two cheques were paid, one for 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and one for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—there was also an item of 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the prisoner had no right to overdraw; if any cheque of his had been overdrawn it would not have been met—on 8th March the cheque for 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was produced to me and dishonoured, he had a credit at the bank then of 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—a cheque had been presented before that, on 15th of February, for 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and was not paid—there was the same balance then of 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the last amount paid in was on 25th January—on 2nd February a cheque for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was presented at the Bank of England and dishonoured—the cheque presented on 15th February was presented again on the 22nd, and returned in the same way—on the 22nd a cheque for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. was presented at the London and Westminster Bank, and was dishonoured because the endorsement was irregular; it was re-presented on the 24th with the endorsement corrected, and was returned as there was not ample money to meet it—on 24th March a cheque was presented for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 16
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and was dishonoured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Court below that the account was trans
<lb/>ferred on 24th January, it should have been the 22nd—the balance at the end of the day was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—these produced are copies of the</p>
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<p>ledger account, extracted by our ledger keeper, and I have read them over with him—the account was transferred from Thomas to Webster Brothers, and there were two signatures in our customer's book, one by John and one by Thomas Webster; they came together, and the manager took their signatures.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This pass-book has not been made up after 22nd January, we still have some vouchers waiting for entry—a cheque of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid on 25th January to a person named Nicholson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> The accounts have not been verified by affidavit, they were examined by the manager—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I examined this with the original entry in the ledger, that is one of the books of the bank, and is in the custody of the bank of which I am cashier.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-166" type="surname" value="ENSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS ENSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 157, Fenchurch Street—on 5th March Mr. Walker came to my shop, and my son cashed this cheque for him—I was out at the time, but I paid it into my bank, the Union Bank of London, on the Monday, and it came back on Tuesday marked "
<hi rend="largeCaps">NS</hi>"—I have not received my money back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined once at Bow Street after being sworn—my son is not here—I don't know that my son is more intimate with Mr. Walker than I am—in my absence he manages my business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870425-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870425-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-167" type="surname" value="PARTRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18870425-name-167" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on a warrant on 21st March—I asked him first if his name was Webster—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer, I have a warrant for your arrest for obtaining 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from William Nicholson by false pretences"—he said, "Do you mean Nicholson of Stanhope Street, Strand"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I have a perfect answer to the charge"—I took him to Bow Street Station—I have been a detective nearly 20 years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is no irregularity in the warrant that I am aware of; I did not make it out—you did not say "I don't know any one called Nicholson"—you asked me if I meant Nicholson of Stanhope Street, and I said, "Yes"—I have known Nicholson since last October, I think—previous to the warrant being placed in my hand I saw him relative to this about three days before he laid the information, and on the morning that he did so—I did not know you personally before arresting you—I had not requested to be introduced to you prior to your arrest—I did not call for you at your residence on 21st March—I was waiting in the street to see you come from your house—I knew the party was going to see you who came out with you—you met your wife on Waterloo Bridge, and spoke to her—you did not ask me to allow you to leave a note at your house—your wife could have accompanied you to Bow Street, I did not refuse to let her; you did not ask to see the prosecutor—I saw him the following morning, I left word for him to come up, and that you were in custody—I was not in the company of any of the witnesses after 4 o'clock on Saturday; I left and went home—I did not say to Nicholson after we left yesterday, "You are a fool; I told you not to write any letters after he was arrested."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I did not receive either of these sums with which I am charged."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called the following witnesses</hi>:—</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-168" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES LORNS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Bedford Arms, Red Lion Street</p>
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<p>Holborn—I have known Mr. Nicholson 12 months perhaps—I know Mr. Macmichan—you have been to my house about 12 times, I should think—I cashed a cheque for 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for you one Monday evening in February I think—I received the money for it about half an hour before you were arrested—I was then aware there was a warrant out for your arrest—I did not tell your wife so when you sent the money over—when the cheque was returned, and I found I could not get the money, I consulted with Nicholson, and we went to Bow Street to see what we could do with you—I did not take proceedings because Nicholson's cheque was larger than mine—I was not pressed at all before I consented to join the proceedings—I paid the 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., the amount of the warrant—I destroyed your letter—it was friendly; it wished me to hand over the cheque to your wife—my cheque was presented twice because it was wrongly endorsed in the first instance—I was on good terms with you, the same as with any other customer, nothing further—this was the only occasion I found fault with your conduct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to Bow Street with Mr. Nicholson to swear an information—I was not sworn; the Magistrate took Nicholson's infor
<lb/>mation only—before the warrant was executed I received my money from Mrs. Webster.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She delivered the money with a letter from you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-169" type="given" value="CHARLES PERCY"/>CHARLES PERCY STACEY</persName> </hi>. I am a representative in the paper trade, and was formerly manager of Messrs. Waterlow and Son's, Birchin Lane branch—I have known Nicholson since 1871—he succeeded Mr. Bilby as Waterlow's representative on the Northern ground—I know nothing about any acceptances—I do not know Mr. Edwards, a City bill-discounter—so far as I recollect I swear Walker said nothing to me on 7th March about my accompanying him to a gentleman to get acceptances discounted—I have known Walker some years—on 7th March I heard sad accounts of you from Nicholson and Macmichan, and I thought it my duty to inform Walker, and I did so—I heard from Nicholson an information was likely to be granted against you—I told Walker the information was for uttering cheques without having money at your bankers'—he said he had cashed a cheque for you on Saturday at Ensworth's—I said he had better try to get back the money—he waited for you on Tuesday and Wednesday, and wrote to you, and subsequently he had a telegram from you saying you were at Oldham—I told your wife I had not known you two hours—I had only been in your company about two minutes one Saturday before 7th March.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence pointed out alleged discrepancies in the evidence of the witnesses before the Magistrate and that which they had, given now, and he contended that the prosecution had failed to make out that he had received the money for the two cheques.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-172" type="given" value="MILO"/>MILO YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am messenger at the principal office of the National Provincial Bank, 112, Bishopsgate Street—on 7th April, about 4 p.m., I saw the prisoner standing in the left-hand corner of the banking-room, behind the folding-doors, in a very suspicious manner—no business was transacted in the corner there—I went towards him, when he ran out at</p>
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<p>the folding doors, dropping this uniform coat from behind him down at his heels in the corner—there are no pegs there; this coat would hang on the hat-stand in the hall, some few yards on the other side of the doors, seven or eight yards, I should say, from where I saw him—it is the property of the bank; Thomas Back, a messenger, wore it—I ran after him, and saw him stopped—I detained him, and sent for a constable, and charged him with stealing the two coats—he was wearing this Chesterfield; he pulled it off and threw it down when I got to him—the Chesterfield was hanging on the hat-stand at the same time as the other; it is the property of Frank Chaplin—the prisoner merely asked me to let him go, to let him have a chance this time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BACK</persName> </hi>. I am messenger at the National Provincial Bank, Bishopsgate Street—I hung up this coat in the hall at the door on this morning, and saw it there safe at 3 o'clock—it is the property of the Bank; I wear it, and am responsible for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-174" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SAKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman.</hi>) On this afternoon, a little before 4 o'clock, I saw the prisoner detained by Back—this Chesterfield over
<lb/>coat was lying at his heels in Adams Court, where he was stopped—I took him back to the Bank from instructions I received from Young—I was there shown this uniform overcoat, and he was charged with stealing the two—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The coat was picked up from your heels by a passer
<lb/>by, and handed to Young, who handed it to me—I saw it picked up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate said that he went into the Bank with a companion to change a cheque, and that his companion asked him to hold the coats, saying they were his own, and telling him to wait there a few minutes; and in his defence he said that he had been previously convicted, and that he had since tried to get an honest living.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in May</hi>, 1884,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court, in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">There were three other indictments against him for similar offences.</hi>)—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>:
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STUBBS</persName> </hi>. I am a compositor of 47, Alma Street, New North Road—about 12.30 a.m. on the 9th of March I saw a woman whom I thought I knew in Bookham Street, New North Road—I walked up the street and saw her going up the steps of No. 53—I saw I was mistaken—I passed the house, I did not speak to her—I then turned to go home, as I passed the house again I observed the woman and the prisoner talk
<lb/>ing on the kerb, I walked inside on the pavement between them and the wall—the prisoner struck at me with this walking stick (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he missed me but hit the wall—I turned and asked him what he meant by it—he swore at me; I can't remember the words—I went across the road, he followed me, and when I was round the corner of Nile Street he struck at my head with the stick—I avoided the blow and it fell on my shoulder—I then struck him with my fist in self-defence, in the mouth, and he thrust the stick into my eye—he was then rather more than an arm's length from me—after that he stood talking to me—he was crying be
<lb/>cause his mouth was cut, and he threatened to gouge my other eye out and other expressions, I cannot remember the exact words—after that I</p>
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<p>went to a doctor and then to the hospital, where they removed my eye to prevent the other eye being affected.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was apprehended on the 4th of April, and this happened on the 9th of March—I saw him coming out of his house on the 4th of April about six o'clock, before he was arrested—I was in the street about eight o'clock or just before with a policeman, and the prisoner was then apprehended on this charge—when I accused him he said, "The man is mad, I know nothing about it"—on the 9th of March I had been strolling about with two or three friends—we had been to one or two places of refreshment; not more than two—I left work with them at eight and walked up Holborn—I left my mates in Holborn about a quarter to 12—I had seen the prisoner once before on that night after I saw the woman, but up to that night he was a perfect stranger to me—he passed by me after I passed by the woman—I turned back to go home, having turned out of my way to see if I knew the woman—I was in the man's company ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—I might have said something, I struck him in the mouth—this was on the Wednesday—I first communicated with the police on the following Tuesday, the 15th—I know the prisoner lived at Bookham Street—I live close by, in an ad
<lb/>joining street—I only came out of the hospital on the Sunday, the 13th—the man who did the injury had no grievance against me, I had no quarrel with him—I am positive the prisoner is the man—I pointed him out to a policeman when he was taken—two men, Knight and Valentine, were there when the injury was caused—Knight was before the Magis
<lb/>trate, Valentine was not—Knight was at the corner of the street three or four yards away, and Valentine was about 10 or 12 yards away—Nile Street, where the injury was inflicted, is a very small and narrow but well lighted street—there was nearly a full moon that evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was perfectly sober—the prisoner was dressed then as he is now—I believe he was sober—I pointed him out in the street to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-179" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 34, Compton Buildings, Goswell Road—on the 9th of March, at 12.30 a.m., I was with a friend, and saw the prisoner strike the prosecutor across the shoulder with a walking stick, which broke—Stubbs struck the prisoner with his fist and the prisoner struck the prosecutor with his broken stick, he said nothing—they both ran out into the road, and as Stubbs was going the prisoner said if he did not go home with that he would gouge his other eye out—I after
<lb/>wards stood talking to the prisoner—I am positive he is the man, he was dressed in the same way as near as could be—he thought we were companions of Stubbs—he said he would serve me and my friend Valen
<lb/>tine the same as he had served Mr. Stubbs—he then went to a house next a brick wall in Bookham Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave evidence at the police-court on the 5th of April, and saw the prisoner in the dock—I had not been shown a number of men to see if I could recognise him among them—I was sure he was the man—I had not seen him before the night he committed the injury, he was a perfect stranger to me—the two men were standing about two arms' length from me—Valentine was facing me ready to shake hands, it is not true that he was some distance from me—the injury was caused in Nile Street—the whole thing took place in about an instant—I gave Stubbs my name that night as he was going to the doctor—Stubbs sent a letter asking me to</p>
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<p>go to the police-court, I have left the letter at home—for two or three minutes the prisoner was going to set on us, thinking we were Stubbs's companions—we talked quietly afterwards to the man who had gouged the other man's eye out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was talking to the prisoner for about 10 minutes—there were two lamps just by where this occurred, we talked under them—we asked him whether he knew Stubbs, or what he had done it for—he gave no explanation—he made no answer—I told him we had nothing to do with Stubbs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-180" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS VALENTINE</persName> </hi>. On the 9th of March, at 20 minutes to one, I was with Knight at the corner of Nile and Bookham Streets—I was just on the point of shaking hands when Stubbs came round the corner rather sharply, followed by the prisoner, who struck Stubbs across the shoulder with his stick, which broke—Stubbs delivered the prisoner a blow with his fist, and in return the prisoner pushed the broken portion of his stick into Stubbs' eye—I said to the prisoner we were no more friends of Stubbs than we were of him; he said he would have served the prosecutor's friends the same as he had served him—I am sure the prisoner is the man I saw that evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is the first time I have seen the prisoner since that night—I have not been asked to pick him out from a number of men—I was not at the police-court—I had not seen the man who struck the blow before—I gave Stubbs my name that evening, and I was asked to come here last Tuesday week after the prisoner had been committed—the prisoner and prosecutor were in the street about two minutes while I was there—the man who struck the blow was under my observation about 10 minutes—during that time he was striking and being struck and talking to me and Knight—I was standing about half a yard from Knight—it is not true that I was 12 yards from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was talking to the prisoner afterwards for eight minutes; that was near a lamp-post—I am sure he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS LODGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 240.) I took the prisoner on 4th April—he said "The man must be wrong"—when we got further towards the station he said he could not understand why he should be taken in custody three or four weeks after the time—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was on point duty at the corner of Bookham Street—some one is on point duty there till 2 a.m.; some one would be there at 12.30, unless called away—we are often called away—I knew nothing about this case before—when the prosecutor spoke to me he told me he had suspicions that the man lived somewhere in the street, and when the man came out he pointed him out to me—he told me about the affair, and that he had been to a Magistrate, and a warrant was out—he did not tell me the facts; there was time for nothing before he pointed out the prisoner—he said he had got a warrant out for wounding him and causing the loss of his eye—he said he had been assaulted by the prisoner; he did not say when—the prisoner said "The man is wrong"—I would not swear whether he added "I know nothing about it"—the prisoner lives at 53, Bookham Street; that is a house next a wall—I cannot say whether it is the only house in the street next to a wall—I did not notice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18870425-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STUBBS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I gave a written description of the prisoner when I went to take out the warrant on 15th March.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
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