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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HANSON, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>674.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH HARCOURT SMITH</hi> (42)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY RICHARD"/>HENRY RICHARD GLYN</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Eaton Place, and am a partner in the firm of Glyn, Mills, Currie, and Co., bankers, of Lombard Street—in June, 1884, the prisoner was introduced to us as a customer by the Union Bank of Manchester, and at his request we opened an account with him which continued till August, 1886—in August the account was overdrawn by 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he then applied to us for a loan of 1,00
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., offer
<lb/>ing as security deeds of freehold property in Manchester and Vauxhall—we made inquiries through our solicitors about those deeds, and subse
<lb/>quently gave him to fill up this form of deposit it is dated 6th September, 1886, and is signed "
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. HARCOURT SMITH</hi>."(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the securities left relating to property at Vauxhall, at Ardwick, Manchester, together with a bill of sale for</hi> 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">were to be held for the balance due</hi>.) The bill of sale was on some furniture—the prisoner signed that form, and handed me a parcel of deeds and a bill of sale—those deeds related to the supposed freehold land at Ardwick. (
<hi rend="italic">One deed purported to be an indenture of</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th February</hi>, 1884,
<hi rend="italic">between Thomas Edward Cripps, of Whalley Range, and Charles Francis Haynes, of Ardwick Green, Manchester, conveying a plot of land at Ardwick Green in consideration of</hi> 860
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">signed by both parties in the presence of Joseph Harcourt Smith. There was also a receipt for</hi> 860
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">witnessed by Smith. The second indenture was a mortgage of the land on the</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd Feb</hi>., 1884,
<hi rend="italic">be
<lb/>tween Haynes and George Newnes.</hi>) In addition to these there were deeds relating to the Vauxhall property and the bill of sale—on the faith of those deeds we advanced 1,00
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the prisoner—we placed that amount</p>
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<p>to his account—the greater part of it was afterwards drawn out by him—in December, 1886, he paid off 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and withdrew the Vauxhall deeds, leaving 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on the Ardwick property and the bill of sale; that was somebody else's bill of sale on some furniture—I agreed to allow the remaining 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to stand over till 6th January—in February, 1887, I applied to the prisoner for repayment of the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it was not paid, and I put the matter into the hands of Messrs. Murray and Co., our solicitors—on 1st March Mr. Newnes called and made a communication about the Ardwick deeds—I took him to our solicitors and left the matter with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The amount of our loss is 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and interest, assuming that we realise nothing under the bill of sale—I can't say that the bill of sale was prepared by Messrs. Chester, Mayo, and Griffiths—I do not suggest that it is not a genuine bill of sale; we never attempted to realise it—our solicitors told us it was of no value as a security—the negotiation for the 1,00
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was on 6th September, 1886—at that time the prisoner's account was overdrawn 150
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the cheque for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was paid through the clearing—we had not authorised its being placed to his credit; I don't remember giving such a permission; it is conceivable, but I do not think so—I should say his account was overpaid on the authority of one of our clerks; it is quite possible I may have authorised him if the case was referred to me—there was no overdraft before the 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque; there was apparently 79
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in his favour—his turn over was something like 13,000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—I knew that he was clerk to the Loan and Trust Mortgage Company; I believe that to be a very respec
<lb/>table Company—we were aware that he was in the employ of Mr. Newnes; that is, I was aware he had been on the staff of the
<hi rend="italic">Tit-Bits</hi> newspaper—his account was never opened with us; he was introduced to us by the Union Bank of Manchester when he came to London—we knew that he resigned the Secretaryship of the Loan and Trust Com
<lb/>pany suddenly; I forget the date; it was not very long before we had a suspicion about the deeds—I had no suspicion before Mr. Newnes came to us—I did not know that he had been suing Mr. Newnes—this was his private account; there was another account of the Mortgage Agency—he reduced his debt by paying 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in cash on 6th December—there were many large sums paid in and drawn out after the loan—I see one entry here of 6,700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we closed the account after Mr. Newnes called—490
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. is owing to us—if he had repaid us there would have been a surplus of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I do not think if he had also paid the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. that he would have been entitled to the bill of sale, because that was lodged as security against the loan—if he had paid us all he owed we should certainly have given him the bill of sale—when we closed his account I believe it was in credit to the extent of about 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—on his paying us the difference, 483
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., he would have been entitled to the bill of sale and these deeds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re examined.</hi> This (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the bill of sale—the actual loss to the bank is about 480
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—if he had paid that he would have been entitled to have the deeds and the bill of sale.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-3" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEWNES</persName> </hi>.—I live at Wildcroft, Putney Heath, Surrey; I am a Member of Parliament and also proprietor of
<hi rend="italic">Tit Bits</hi>—I was carrying on that publication at Manchester—in the middle of 1882 the prisoner entered my service—before he came to me he was managing clerk to</p>
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<p>Messrs. Craven and Brett, solicitors, at Manchester—he was my manager at a salary of 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year—he remained in my service till February, 1885, and I always had the highest confidence in him—in February, 1884, while I was in Manchester, I had 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to invest, and I spoke to the prisoner about advancing it upon some freehold property, and I left him to carry out the transaction—he told me the property was in Copenhagen Street, Ardwick, near Manchester—I then told him to go and inspect it and report on it, and after that he said he had seen it, and it was an excellent investment at 5 per cent.—I then told him to carry out the transaction; I employed no solicitor, I left it entirely to him to get the deeds and do everything for me—he said he had examined the title and he was satisfied—I then gave him this cheque for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; it is endorsed by him. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a cheque on the Consolidated Bank to the order of "Mr. Joseph Smith.</hi>") I cannot be sure whether up to that time he had mentioned where the property was, or who the vendors were—I left the whole matter entirely to him—after I paid him that cheque he gave me what purported to be the deeds—they appeared all right, and I told him to put them in the Consolidated Bank at Manchester, and I thought he had done so—I regularly received the interest through him—in June, 1884, I removed to 83, Farringdon Street, and I told the prisoner to get the securities from the bank at Manchester and lodge them in the Capital and Counties Bank in London—I had written them a letter authorising them to give up all securities to him—he continued in my service till February, 1885—I received my interest from him during that time, and I believe I got some interest by cheque from him after he left—I know nothing of Mr. Cripps or Mr. Haynes—I left the whole matter in the prisoner's hands—in March, 1886, I was desirous of calling in the mortgage, and I directed my clerk Mr. Woods to write to the prisoner—this letter of the 31st March, 1886, is in the prisoner's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This enclosed a cheque for</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for the interest, and stated that he held a power of attorney on behalf of the mortgagor who was abroad.</hi>) Upon that I communicated with my solicitors, Messrs. Pitts and Savage, and they were to arrange to pay off the mortgage—I was to pay 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and take a transfer of the mortgage—the attesting witness to this conveyance is in the handwriting of the prisoner, and so is the attestation to the signature of the mortgagor Haynes—my solicitors obtained the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I then transferred the mort
<lb/>gage to the prisoner by this deed—in September, 1886, I had a clerk in my office named Pearson—the questions on this requisition appear to be in the prisoner's handwriting, and the answers are written by Pearson—at the bottom there is also, in the prisoner's handwriting, "Answered personally by Haynes at office"—the abstract of title is signed by the prisoner I should say, but I could not swear to its being his writing so much as the others appear to be—I gave my solicitors authority to get these deeds from my bank—I knew the prisoner as Joseph Smith.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The publication of
<hi rend="italic">Tit Bits</hi> commenced some time before 1882—a competition for a prize of 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was won by the prisoner—that is how I came to know him, and then I thought he might be a regular contributor to
<hi rend="italic">Tit Bits</hi>, while he was at Brett and Craven's he contributed to
<hi rend="italic">Tit Bits</hi>—I then offered him the management of it—it was, probably, a year after the competition that he became manager—from 1883 I had money to invest, and I employed the prisoner to invest it for me in the names of Fish, and Clyde, and Banks, and various other</p>
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<p>names—it involved large sums—he conducted the whole of the matter—that went on to within two or three months of his leaving—I had no cause to complain of him with the exception of this one case; on the contrary I had the greatest admiration for the way he conducted the business—Haynes' name was brought to my knowledge as early as February, 1884—this cheque is dated 18th February, and this letter is the 19th February—I, probably, knew the name of Haynes a few days before I sent the cheque—I am familiar with Manchester—I did not know that there was no Copenhagen Street there—Ardwick is a very large district of Manchester—the prisoner ceased to do any work for the paper as early as February, 1885—there was an action for his salary and wrongful dismissal, and I paid him down to February, 1885—I after
<lb/>wards stated in a letter to him that I parted with him rather in sorrow than anger, that was my feeling—from Christmas, 1884, to March, 1886, I had received no interest from the prisoner, and about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was due—I found that there was something wrong in the description of the deeds, but I did not imagine for one moment that Copenhagen Street was not there—if I had had any knowledge of any forgery or wrong I would not have accepted the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.; I didn't believe but what the property was there, but I thought there was something wrong with the deeds—that informa
<lb/>tion came to me somewhere about March, 1886—the prisoner was then spoken to about this, and he said he would take the mortgage over himself as he knew it was perfectly right—my solicitors completed the transfer in July, 1886—this is their bill (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—that would reach my hands about the same time—I believe I was in Manchester when I first saw the deeds upon which the advance was made in February, 1884—I don't know whether I was told at that time that Haynes was going to the Cape—I could not really say when I first heard about the Cape—the prisoner is married and has a family, he has visited me when I was living at Ealing—I know that after this money had been paid to me, Messrs. Pitts and Savage retained the requisition of title and the abstract of title—I would not express an opinion whether it is usual to give those documents up upon the transfer of a mortgage—I put myself in communication with Mr. Glyn, and he showed me the deeds, and I inspected them—I did not see the deeds in the hands of Pitts and Savage till after that—Pearson has been constantly writing in my presence, daily—I don't remember saying at the Mansion House that I didn't recognise the answers on the requisition as the writing of Pearson—I don't remember being asked that—during the last few days I have communicated with Pearson as to why he wrote them—after Mr. Nether
<lb/>clift had been employed by the prisoner to look at the writing, then I knew it was Pearson's handwriting, but not before—I did not know these deeds were at Glyn's, but I was informed Messrs. Glyn had advanced 1000
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. upon some documents upon which my name appeared, and I went to see them—when I send securities to the bank I always get an acknow
<lb/>ledgment back from them—I have not got the receipts from the Man
<lb/>chester Bank—they say they cannot find ever having received any of these deeds—I got a list from the Capital and Counties Bank after the deeds were transferred to them—I could not say that I found these very deeds in that list.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> At the time I wrote the cheque for the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I was at Ealing—I cannot say when I first heard the name of Haynes mentioned</p>
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<p>in connection with this property, but from that letter it is clear I heard the name some time before the 19th February, 1884, and it must have been from the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BESLEY</hi>. I left Manchester for London six months after that, and I, probably, went down there two or three times afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES SAVAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and a member of the firm of Pitts and Savage, of London Road—we have for some time acted as soli
<lb/>citors for Mr. Newnes—in July, 1886, I received instructions from him as to a supposed mortgage of the Ardwick property—I got authority from Mr. Newnes to get from his bankers this conveyance from Cripps to Haynes, and also the abstract and requisition of title—I am acquainted with the prisoner's writing—the questions in the requisition I believe to be in the prisoner's writing—in consequence of what Mr. Newnes told me I communicated with the prisoner, and saw him several times at my office—Mr. Newnes handed me a letter from the prisoner asking to be allowed to examine the transfer of property, and I then wrote to him; he wrote to me the letter that has been read, and this is my reply—it was arranged that a draft of the mortgage to him should be made, and that he should take it over—before the completion I made inquiries as to Cripps and Haynes—I went to Manchester, and made inquiries through a solicitor there—I did not go to Ardwick—I was not able to learn anything about Cripps and Haynes—I saw the prisoner on 23rd August, after coming back from Manchester—I told him what I have just stated with regard to my inquiries at Manchester—he then said that the mortgagor was a personal friend of his, and that he (the prisoner) had been collecting the rents of this property under a power of attorney for Haynes—I told him I believed the property and the mortgagor to be fictitious; he said the property was a most eligible security, and that he was anxious to get a transfer of it—I ultimately received a cheque from him through the post for 574
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and interest and costs, and I forwarded him the deeds B and C, also the requisition and abstract of title—he asked for them, and threatened proceedings by letter and also verbally; I declined to give them—this letter of 24th August, 1886, is my writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Hankinson was the solicitor at Manchester that I went to see; I went no further—I told Mr. Newnes exactly what took place at my interview with the prisoner—I told him what my belief was, after I had been to Manchester—when a transfer of mortgage takes place it is usual to give up all the papers connected with the transaction—Mr. Newnes handed me a letter from the prisoner dated 28th July, 1886—the transfer had not been completed till the cheque of 27th August, 1886—this letter was my first knowledge of his wanting a transfer of the mort
<lb/>gage—I looked into the matter, and found that he had given the reason that the loan was for a certified time—I proceeded to get the money for him and prepare the transfer—he objected to the form of the transfer—I would only waive any objection on his signing this document (
<hi rend="italic">marked J</hi>)—I saw him sign it on 23rd August, it was prepared in my office. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated</hi> "I am willing to accept a transfer on the understanding that it is in statutory form.") I made an objection to the amount of the stamp—I wanted the transfer to show on its face the irregularities in the title—I filled up the body of it and he signed it—I do not remember whether the documents were done up in brown paper when I got them from the bank—the abstract and requisition were included—I believe they were in a</p>
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<p>parcel—I got a cheque from the prisoner's wife, and I sent the deeds without these two papers—I explained to the prisoner why I did not give them up—I next saw the prisoner I think in October, but we had some correspondence after the cheque was sent—the prisoner was perfectly satisfied with the security, and at that time he was actually collecting the rents of the property—I did not think it necessary to investigate the matter further, as he was anxious to get the transfer—the offer was made by the prisoner—I don't think any offer was made by Mr. Newnes—on 20th August my partner by telegram pressed him to come and settle at once—I believe I was at Manchester on the 19th—on the 23rd was the agreement for the statutory form, and on the 27th was the money—I think I saw his writing more than once; I think he made some pencil memorandum on the form of transfer, but I am not certain—I rely on his signature and numerous letters I have had from him—the prisoner stated that he would bring an action if I did not deliver up the abstract; he also reduced it to writing—these letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are in the prisoner's writing. (
<hi rend="italic">A letter of</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd October stated "I hold your firm personally liable for any loss I may incur for fresh abstracts if yours are not forthcoming.</hi>") He threatened the action subsequently, when he called.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The signatures to these letters are the prisoner's—this one of 23rd I actually saw him write in my office—I think he told me that Mr. Haynes was in America—no action was brought on our keeping the requisition and abstract—when this inquiry took place I produced them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY PRIEST</persName> </hi>. I am manager in the copying department of Hooper and Sons, stationers, 69, Ludgate Hill—the copying all passes through my hands—these deeds (B and C) were both engrossed in my office on 25th September, 1884, for J. Smith, of 83, Farringdon Street—I have an entry in my book—this abstract was also copied for the same person on 29th September, 1884—this mortgage of Haynes to Newnes (C) has the Somerset House stamp of 3rd October, 1884—the work was done in the ordinary course and paid for at the time.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-6" type="given" value="CYRIL ARTHUR"/>CYRIL ARTHUR PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I am now manager to Mr. Newnes, of the
<hi rend="italic">Tit Bits</hi> newspaper—I have been in his employ since 15th September—this requisition of title is in the prisoner's writing—I have constantly seen him write; the signature is his—he called me down from an upstairs room at 83, Farringdon Street, into the office, and asked me to help him with his work, as he frequently did—he read the questions to me and dictated the answers, which are in my handwriting—I cannot say on what date this was; it was some time between 15th September, 1884, and next year—no one else was present that I am aware of—Mr. Haynes was not present—the attestation to these deeds (B and C) are both in the prisoner's writing, as far as I know, and the date also.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not attend at the Mansion House—I have seen the conveyance and mortgage before to-day—I saw them at the Capital and Counties Bank some time ago, I cannot tell the exact date; it was while Mr. Newnes was in possession of the deeds, I believe—these are the deeds I then saw—at the time the prisoner asked me to do this I knew nothing about the case, I merely did what he dictated to me—I believe the paper was as it is now, with the exception of my handwriting—I filled up the blanks at his dictation—he gave no explanation as to why I was to do it—I had not the slightest idea that this writing had</p>
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<p>anything to do with the case—I knew last week that Mr. Netherclift, the expert had been shown some of my handwriting to compare with the requisition—when the papers were shown to me I said that I had written the answers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believe Mr. Netherclift was employed on the other side.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-7" type="given" value="ERNEST DENT"/>ERNEST DENT VASEY</persName> </hi>. I am manager at the Capital and Counties Bank, Ludgate Hill branch—Mr. Newnes kept an account there, and I knew the prisoner as his confidential clerk—I believe Mr. Newnes' account was opened in June or July, 1884—after that I used to see the prisoner from time to time on Mr. Newnes' business—these deeds (B and C) were deposited with me on behalf of Mr. Newnes—I have an entry in the book—the outside date on B was left blank; I filled it up in my own writing—I also had the abstract and requisition—we held them as bankers for Mr. Newnes until 30th July, 1886, when they were given up to his solicitors.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had several deeds before these were deposited—I did not know that they came from Manchester—the prisoner deposited deeds for Mr. Newnes from time to time, I don't remember his taking any away—I believe they were all brought by the prisoner—I don't know that any were brought by Mr. Newnes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-8" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>CHARLES FREDERICK MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 11, Birchin Lane, and am one of the firm of Murray, Hutchins, and Stirling, solicitors to Glyn, Mills, and Co., bankers—in the beginning of this year we were consulted by Messrs. Glyn Mills about the loan of 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. which remained unpaid on these deeds—I made inquiries on the subject—on 11th March, 1887, I wrote this letter to the prisoner for payment. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that, having made inquiries, they were unable to find such persons at Charles Francis Haynes or Cripps or any such property as was represented.</hi>) On 7th March, 1887, I received this reply, stating that he would go down and investigate the matter—on the 17th I wrote again, stating; that unless we received satisfactory information we would take such steps as we might be advised—some time afterwards I saw the prisoner, my clerk, Styleman, was present—I showed the prisoner the deeds B and C, and the signa
<lb/>tures to the attestation—I don't think he made any remark about his handwriting, he treated it as a matter of form—I made this memorandum of what passed at the time on 22nd March. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Haynes had gone to the Cape about three years ago. Cripps and Haynes came together; I was acting for Mr. Newnes. Mr. Newnes lent the money to Haynes. I acted for Haynes, who wanted to borrow money on the property. I did not prepare the conveyance of Cripps to Haynes, Haynes brought it to me; they brought me the conveyance unstamped. I believe Mr. Newnes was not present when the deed was executed; it was executed on 20th February; there were two abstracts with the deeds. I handed the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Cripps, and Haynes provided the 26
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Very likely I received the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. from Mr. Newnes before the execution of the deed. I did not see the property, and never made inquiry as to the addresses on the mortgage. I know Pitts and Savage; he said they had made inquiry about the property and could not trace it, but I did not think it worth while to make it myself. I knew of the result of the inquiry before the result of the mortgage. I deposited the deeds with Glyn's.") That is the substance of what he stated to me—it was in answer to questions b—except</p>
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<p>what is down there I had no information from him with regard to Cripps and Haynes—I had inquiries made by my correspondent, for Glyn's—I could get no information about the estate or the persons referred to, Haynes and Cripps—there was a bill of sale for 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. given as part of the security, that was repayable by monthly instalments of 8
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't think I asked him about his writing when the conversation took place, I assumed it from what he said, and from his manner—there was no question as to his having put his name to the deeds as a witness, no attention was called to it in particular.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. This letter of 4th April (
<hi rend="italic">marked O</hi>) is signed J. Harcourt Smith. (
<hi rend="italic">This alleged that he had been a victim of an ingenious fraud with respect to the property in question.</hi>) I continued my inquiries, and ultimately the matter was put into the hands of Mr. Mullens, the solicitor to the Bankers' Association.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I produced the deeds to the prisoner, and he had them in his hands—the conversation referred to the deeds as being the deeds upon which the money was advanced in 1884—no special attention was given to the deeds being engrossed—I knew that he had taken away some portion of the deeds originally deposited—that was for the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-9" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-9" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-9" type="surname" value="STYLEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-9" type="given" value="ARTHUR WILLIAM"/>ARTHUR WILLIAM STYLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I was present when Mr. Murray was there and made notes of the conversation—I remember the two deeds being produced and shown to the prisoner, who looked at the attestation, and either Mr. Murray or myself asked him if that was his own hand-writing, and he said it was—that was the attestation to the deeds B and C.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We knew nothing of any other deeds—I had to make an affidavit very shortly afterwards while the facts were fresh in my recollection, and I remember the deeds being handed to him—it was not in reference to the original deeds that he said he believed it was his handwriting, there was no conversation about any original deeds—these deeds were produced (we knew of no others) and shown to him, and he said it was his signature—the question was not put about any other—special attention was called to the signature to the attestation, and he said it was his.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Afterwards he was called upon and questions put to him about persons and property, and his statements were taken down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-10" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-10" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-10" type="surname" value="HARRISON"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am cashier of the Union Bank, Manchester—I knew the prisoner when he lived in Manchester—I recollect he called at the Bank on 20th February, 1884, with this cheque for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which he handed to me, and asked me to collect it; I did so—he called later on in the day and said he would leave a portion of it, and open an account with 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>—he withdrew 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I transferred the balance, 450
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., to his credit, in his name—he afterwards drew on that himself in the usual way—the balance was transferred to his account with Glyn, Mills, and Co.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner drew a number of cheques after 20th February 1884—the transfer to Glyn Mills was made on 5th June, 1884—th account only existed about four months—after making payments out we sent 165
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to Glyn Mills.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The account shows he got the full benefit of the 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—this is a correct copy of his account.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18870627-name-11" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-11" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GARLICK</persName> </hi>. I live at South Street, Longsight, near Manchester, and am assistant charge taker and town postman—there is no such place</p>
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<p>as Copenhagen Street at Ardwick Green, near Manchester—I do not know the name of Charles Francis Haynes; as postman I should know it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-12" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-12" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-12" type="surname" value="ALSTON"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-12" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES ALSTON</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of police for the Manchester Division, and I have been 25 years in the county police, and 19 years stationed at Whalley Range—I know no such person as Thomas Edward Cripps—I have made inquiries, but can find no such person in that district.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-13" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-13" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-13" type="surname" value="GREGORY"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GREGORY</persName> </hi>. I am foreman of the yard of the Alexandre Park Stables at Manchester—I have known the district of Whalley Range, where our stables are, for 25 years—I know no such person as Thomas Edward Cripps—I have made inquiries, but cannot trace any such person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-14" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-14" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-14" type="surname" value="FLUISTER"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-14" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN FLUISTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On Friday and Saturday I went to see James Dalton Andrews, who gave evidence before the Lord Mayor at the Mansion House—he was prostrate and unable to travel—I produce a medical certificate that his medical man signed in my presence—I was present when he was examined at the Mansion House; he was sworn—some one attended on behalf of the prisoner, and had an opportunity of cross-examining Andrews.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of James Dalton Andrews was here read as follows</hi>). "I re
<lb/>side at Lymm, in the county of Cheshire—I am clerk to the overseers of Ardwick, a township of Manchester—I have been clerk to the overseers about 14 years—I am well acquainted with Ardwick—I do not know any such street as Copenhagen Street, Ardwick—I have never heard of it—if there had been such a street I must certainly in the course of my duty have known it—my rate books contain the names of the owners of all property in Ardwick—I have searched and cannot find the names of Thomas Edward Cripps or Charles Francis Haynes in those books—if either of them had owned property in Ardwick their names must have appeared in the books.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have searched the books very carefully. Miles Platting is in Manchester, not in Ardwick."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I arrested the prisoner on 28th April in Fleet Street—I told him I was a detective sergeant and held a warrant for his apprehension—he said "What for?"—I said "For uttering a forged deed on Messrs. Glyn Mills, the bankers; I will read the warrant to you"—he said "No, I have been in communication with Messrs. Glyn on this matter, and I did not think they would take these extreme measures; a Mr. Newnes formerly held the mortgage, but I paid Mr. Newnes off, and it comes very hard on me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-15" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-15" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-15" type="surname" value="DISNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-15" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY DISNEY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Mullens, the solicitors conducting the prosecution—after the communication at the Mansion House Mr. Netherclift, the expert in handwriting, came on behalf of the prisoner to our office to see these deeds, and I showed him B and D, the requisition, abstract, cheque for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and several of the letters.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Netherclift did not show me some of the hand-writing of Pearson, he showed me nothing—it was after that I learnt that Pearson was alleged to have signed the answers to requisitions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-16" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-16" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-16" type="surname" value="SAVAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-16" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES SAVAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>). I have not seen before the letter F addressed from Crossbright to Mr. Newnes, manager, "I hold a power of attorney on behalf of the mortgagor, now abroad"—he said he had collected rents under a power of attorney; I have a distinct recollection of that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on the ground that if he had had time he would probably have repaid the debt</hi> </rs>.—
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-19" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-19" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-19" type="surname" value="GIBSON"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-19" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Prince of Wales Crescent, Kentish Town, with my mother-in-law—on 23rd April I went into my room on the ground floor, where I slept, at 11, and went to bed—a few minutes after 11 I heard a knocking at the street door, and then heard the door fly open and hit the wall, and then some one tried the door of the room that I was in—I commenced screaming, and some one in the passage called out "What is the matter?"—then I heard some one turn to the street door and try to fasten it, and I heard a man say "I am going to bed"—I heard a man's footstep going up the stairs, and I ran out into the street and called for Mr. Walton at No. 22, next door—he came in, went upstairs, and brought down the prisoner and detained him until the policeman came—he was asked why he was there, and he said he did not know; he had made a mistake—he was quite sober—he was kept till my brother-in-law came home, and given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The noise I heard at the door was not kicking at it—I was not asleep—I heard three distinct knocks at the door—my sister was the last to close the door, it was only latched—my room was the front room—Armwood Street is very near the Prince of Wales Crescent—we have lodgers at our house—they are working people—our street is not so long as Armwood Street—I did not speak to the prisoner when he was brought downstairs, the men did—directly he was asked what he wanted there he said "I don't know, I have made a mistake; I thought I was at home"—he tried to get away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-20" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-20" type="surname" value="WALTON"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-20" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT WALTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, Prince of Wales Crescent, next door to No. 20—on the night of 23rd April the last witness came and called me; I went next door, taking a lamp in my hand—I went upstairs and found the prisoner on the second floor, sitting on the side of a bed with
<lb/>out his coat and waistcoat—I asked him what he was doing there—he said he was going to bed—I told him he had made a mistake, that he did not live there—he said "If I have made a mistake I had better be going"—he got up, put his coat and waistcoat on, and came towards the door; I stood in front of the door to stop him from going down till assistance arrived—he went downstairs between me and Mr. Greenop—at the bottom of the stairs he was rather restless and made for the back door, which was bolted—he came back, and by that time the constable had arrived and he was given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He made the motion when sitting on the bed of undoing his trousers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-21" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-21" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-21" type="surname" value="FREAKS"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-21" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA FREAKS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Freaks, and we live at 20, Prince of Wales Crescent—on 23rd April I am quite sure I fastened the doors and windows—I don't know the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The street door was simply latched.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-22" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR FULLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 294). I was called to 20, Prince of Wales Crescent on 23rd April—the prisoner was given into my custody—I asked him what he was doing there, and he said he came from different</p>
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<p>places—he said ho came from Fulham—he was sober—I examined the door and found the lock was broken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The latch was forced I know—he was perfectly sober—his saying he came from different places satisfied me he was sober—he did not say I have made a mistake nor anything of that kind—I have since heard he lived in Armwood Street, a street in the same neighbour
<lb/>hood.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t18870627-678-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MORTON STAMMERS</hi> (46)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-679-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-679-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to steal
<lb/>ing the sum of 694
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the money of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-679-offence-1 t18870627-name-28"/>Imperial Bank, Limited</persName>, his masters.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-679-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-679-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-679-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-680-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to stealing two post letters, containing five bank-notes and 24 postage-stamps, the property of Her Majesty's Postmaster-General.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-680-18870627 t18870627-680-punishment-6"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FIELD</hi> (55)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-681-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, while employed in the Post-office, a packet containing a half-crown and a watch, of Her Majesty's Postmaster-General.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-681-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-681-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>682.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS RICHARD BARROW</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-682-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to five indict
<lb/>ments for stealing, while employed in the Post-office, five letters contain
<lb/>ing money-orders and other articles, and to three indictments for forging and uttering the said money-orders.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-682-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-682-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-682-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>683.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WALFORD</hi> (15)</persName>
<rs id="t18870627-683-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18870627-683-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-683-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice in the same day.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-683-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-683-18870627 t18870627-683-punishment-9"/>
<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances to come up for judgment when called on.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-683-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>684.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM EDWARDS</hi> (15)</persName>
<rs id="t18870627-684-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18870627-684-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-684-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to unlawfully selling counterfeit coin</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18870627-684-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances to come up for judgment when called upon.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-684-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-684-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>685.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS FLAN
<lb/>NAGAN</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-685-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to feloniously having counterfeit coin in his possession with intent to utter it, having been convicted of a like offence at this Court in February, 1886.</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the prisoner had been con
<lb/>nected with a gang of coiners for many years past, that he was known as</hi> "Bendigo,"
<hi rend="italic">and was in the habit of supplying boys with counterfeit coin, and had supplied the prisoners Walford, Edmunds, and Home</hi> (page 198)
<hi rend="italic">and that he had been frequently convicted of assaults upon the police</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Twenty Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">The Court commended the conduct of the officers Conter, Stacey, and Neave.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18870627-685-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>686.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM FELLOWS</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-686-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-686-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, having other counterfeit coin in his possession.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-36" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-36" type="surname" value="KEAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-36" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KEAN</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Two Bells, Whitechapel Road—on 14th May, about 9.30 p.m., I served the prisoner with a glass of ale;</p>
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<p>he gave me a half-crown which was rather slippery; I showed it to the head barman, who tested it, and the prisoner ran out of the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-37" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-37" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DONOVAN</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Two Bells—Kean handed me this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), I tested it and found it was bad—I went to the prisoner and said "Did you give this to the barman?"—he said "No," and ran out—I ran after him for a quarter of a mile and kept him in sight, and as he met a policeman I saw his hand go up as if to throw something away towards the houses, and I heard something bounce—I gave him in charge, took him to the station, and then went back with Clifton and saw him find this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on a roof at the back of two other roofs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-38" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-38" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WELLERTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 72). On the night of 14th May Donovan spoke to me and I saw the prisoner running; I followed him up Colchester Street, he put up his right hand as if to throw something over the roofs of the houses—he was given into my charge, and after the inspector read the charge to him at the station, he asked to speak to Kean—I went back to the place where I saw him throw away some
<lb/>thing, and Clifton found this coin while I was searching another part of the roof.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-39" type="surname" value="CLIFTON"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-39" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CLIFTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 258). I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in—I afterwards went with Donovan and Kean to Colchester Street and searched the roofs of some sheds 20 or 30 feet high, where I found this half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-40" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these two coins are bad and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate said that he met a shipmate who owed him money, and who paid him half-a-crown and took him in to have a drink but ran out, and the publican then accused him, the prisoner, of passing a bad half-crown, but he told him he had not passed anything, but that a shipmate came in to treat him, and that a lad said "That is not the man, he had a white handkerchief on," and that as he felt suspicious about the half-crown the man had given him, he threw it away.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-41" type="surname" value="KEAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-41" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KEAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). No one came in with the prisoner; he called for the ale, nobody else—he came in
<hi rend="italic">all of a rush</hi>, when I had not served any one for five minutes—the prisoner did not say that he had not given the governor anything yet, but that a shipmate had come in to treat him, nor did a lad say "No, that is not the man, he had a white handkerchief on."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering only</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>687.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY HORNE</hi> (16)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-43" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COX</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Wickham Street, Paul Street, New North Road, Hoxton, and am a scavenger—I have seen the prisoner several times—on the morning of 2nd June I went into an ice cream shop at 32, Jewin Street, and the prisoner came in—I had seen him there before—he took a packet of bad money out, and said "Will you buy this 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.?"—we were sitting in a corner by ourselves; no one could hear us—when I declined he said "Will you change a two-shilling-piece, and I will give you 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. out of it?" and took a florin</p>
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<p>out of a roll and showed it to me—I said that I would not, and he then asked me if I knew two boys who would take a sixpenny ride in the tram and change money for him—I said I did not, and then I came out, and told a constable—the coins were each done up in tissue paper just as they are now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When you came in I was in a corner—I was not lying down—I did not say when you pulled the coins out "Oh, you have got some money, you might as well treat us," nor did I say "I know a place in Alderegate Street where they will be sure to take it"—I did not say when you showed me a two-shilling piece "Give me one, I will put it on
<hi rend="italic">Johnny</hi>"—he is the ice cream man who serves behind the counter—
<hi rend="italic">Johnny</hi> might have known you had these bad coins for all I know—I did not say when you came in "What do they run at for 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?"—you mentioned a half-load—I don't know what that is—you asked me to buy 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. worth for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I declined.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> A half load is 10.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-44" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 178). On 2nd June Cox gave me information—I went to 32, Jewin Street, and saw the prisoner there—I said "I believe you have got some bad money on you"—he said "I have not"—I said "Turn you pockets out," and he turned out one, which was empty—I then said "What about the other?"—he said "All right; I will let you know about the others; I have got some"—I took him to Moor Lane Station, searched him, and found these 25 florins in his left trousers pocket, done up in four packets, with paper between each florin, and eight shillings in the same pocket done up in the same manner—before the Alderman he said "If I can clear myself will I get clear?"—he was asked his address at the station—he said "I refuse to give my address, as my mother is ill; she has been confined"—he was charged before a Magistrate the same day, and asked to be allowed to make a statement in private, which he did in my presence, and I took down what he said—this is it: "Yesterday afternoon I met a man who makes this bad money in Hoxton Street, Ivyhouse public-house—we went there in St. John's Road, and a gentleman came in with him, very fair, and had a conversation with him, after which the maker's foreman told me that this man wanted 20 load to take to Manchester Races with him, and that I was to go to a man named John Brampton, and to bring them away with me, and he would give me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for my trouble, and I was to have met him this morning at the ice cream shop in Jewin Street, when the officers came in and took me to the station before the man came."—I found a good half-crown upon him—he said to the Magistrate "If I can bring the makers to justice will you let me off?"—the Magistrate said, "I cannot make any promise of the sort; you need not say anything unless you like"—that was a voluntary statement on his part.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-45" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these 25 florins are all counterfeit; 13 are from one mould and 12 from another—these eight shillings are counterfeit, and from three different moulds—when counterfeit coins are finished and ready to be put into circulation they are rubbed over with something black, and then put in tissue paper, and as they are taken out one by one they are rubbed on the coat to take the black off—a load is 20.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Good makers at one time used to get 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a piece for florins and half-crowns.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-46" type="surname" value="HORNE"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-46" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HORNE</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Ivy Street, Hoxton, and work for Mr. Summerville, an assistant agent, of 26, Aldermanbury—on the night after my brother was taken, a young fellow came to our house and asked if
<hi rend="italic">Harry</hi> was in—I said "No"—he then asked if he would be long—I said "I do not know; will you call again or leave any name?"—he said "I will call again"—I followed him to Kingsland Club Chambers, and missed him in Hoxton Street—from the description my brother gave me I should say that man was Brampton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated that he had no intention of passing the coins; that Brampton gave them to him to clear a debt of five shillings, and said he would give him</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">Bendigo</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See p.</hi> 197)
<hi rend="italic">being with him, and that it was no use believing Cox as he had been on the same game himself.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The defendant promised not to repeat the offence, and entered into her own recognisance in</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH RASPIN</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t18870627-690-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18870627-690-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-51" type="surname" value="BECKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-51" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BECKHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Jersey Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, and am manager to Mr. John Hopwood, who is the freeholder of 11, War
<lb/>rington Street—In February last the prisoner took two rooms at that house at 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a week—I called there while he occupied them—I saw the name of Holroyd and Co. on a bill on one door, and "Joseph Raspin, agent," on the other—he remained there till May—I saw no one but the prisoner in those two rooms—I never saw a Mr. Holroyd, I only knew the prisoner as Raspin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a weekly tenancy—I was only at the place three or four times; he generally came and paid his rent to me, when any was paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-52" type="surname" value="NIGHTINGALE"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-52" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH NIGHTINGALE</persName> </hi>. I am a police sergeant at Ashton-under-Lyne—I have lived there thirty-five years—I know no persons of the name of Holroyd and Co.—I have been to 11, Warrington Street, several times—I saw the rooms spoken to by Mr. Beckham—I searched them, and found several bills, two of which I produce—this placard was outside one door, "Holroyd and Co., paper makers," the other is "Joseph Raspin, agent"—I found similar bills in the same room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-53" type="surname" value="WADDINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-53" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WADDINGTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Beacon Hill—I carry on business as a paper stock merchant at 21, Lime Street—about 17th February I saw this advertisement: "Wanted by a gentleman calling on paper makers in Yorkshire and Lancashire district, an agency in rags and other materials; address 16-68, opposite this journal"—in conse
<lb/>quence of that I wrote to that address, and about 25th February the prisoner called upon me—we had a conversation about the advertisement,</p>
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<p>and we finally came to terms upon which he was to represent me; he was to receive 2 1/2 per cent. on all sales in Lancashire and Yorkshire—some few small orders came in, which I executed—I know the prisoner's handwriting—on 8th April I received these two memorand. (
<hi rend="italic">The first dated that he had received an order from Holroyd and Co., who he knew to be a respectable and trustworthy firm, having largely represented them. The second memorandum enclosed the order dated April</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th, the account to be paid by a bill at four months.</hi>) On receipt of that order I sent off, about the 15th, six tons of wet rags, value 16
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., to Devonshire Street station to Holroyd's order; I also sent a bill to be accepted, which the prisoner returned by post. (
<hi rend="italic">The bill was dated April</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th for</hi> 86
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">accepted by Holroyd and Co., payable at Smith, Payne and Smith's, bankers, London.</hi>) After that I sent a further instalment of 15 tons 15 cwt.—on 28th April I received this memorandum from the prisoner dated the 27th: "Mr. Holroyd has called this evening and stated that, owing to a sum of 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. having been called in, for which he was liable for a friend, he had been obliged to suspend payment; this is his first transaction, he has no desire to take you in; if you will return his acceptance he will return your goods and invoice; I thought it very honest of him; it is useless our making a bad debt when we can avoid it; with respect to the goods lying at Devonshire station, I will get them unloaded to save demurrage, and when I settle that matter I will re-offer them again on my own account"—the goods there mentioned were the 15 tons—I wrote to him, and in reply received this. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "If you had acted promptly you would have got the six tons back; you did not do so, and as they were refused by the firm they were s-nt to, he re-sold them to me; it is entirely useless proceeding further in the matter; do as you like, but I shall accept no responsibility; enclosed is the invoice.") About 24th April I received this memorandum from Holroyd and Co.—about 11th May, in consequence of a communication I received, I went to Ashton-under-Lyne, and called at 21, Warrington Street, the address of Holroyd and Co.—I did not find any Holroyd and Co. there, it was a butcher's shop; I then called at No. 11 twice, but never saw Holroyd and Co. there, or the prisoner—I don't believe there is any such firm in existence—it was solely on the prisoner's representations that I parted with my goods—I have since disposed of the 15 tons to the Atlas Paper Mills Co.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> What I have actually lost is the six tons, and the cost of disposing of the others—the bill is not due yet—I saw the name of Holroyd and Co. on a piece of paper at No. 11—the prisoner did not tell me he was acting as a general agent, he was to sell for me only and for another firm at Edinburgh.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Wet rags deteriorate by being kept—I had to remove the 15 tons at twenty-four hours' notice, which put me to a considerable loss—they were sold to the Atlas Company at 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a ton, the proper charge being 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-54" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Atlas Paper Mills at Ecclesford, Yorkshire—I know the prisoner—between the 10th and 14th April he called on me and said he had from 15 to 20 tons of rags for sale, to the order of Holroyd and Co., of Ashton-under-Lyne—I agreed to take two tons as a sample, and if they came right I agreed to take them all—he sent five tons instead of two, which I worked up—he said nothing to me about Mr. Waddington; he said he was selling for Holroyd and Co.—I</p>
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<p>did not pay him, our terms are three months, but before that time ex
<lb/>pired Mr. Waddington called on me and said the prisoner had got the goods under false pretences—I bought the other 15 tons lying at Devon
<lb/>shire Station from Mr. Waddington—I agreed to pay the prisoner 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a cwt., or 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a ton—wet rags deteriorate by keep.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I agreed to pay 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a cwt. before I received the five tons, but they were not up to sample, and the prisoner agreed to take 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a ton.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-55" type="given" value="JOSEPH LUKE"/>JOSEPH LUKE FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am country cashier to Smith, Payne and Smith, bankers—we have no such customer as Holroyd and Co., of Ashton-under-Lyne—I do not know the acceptances on this bill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-56" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DOWNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>). On 8th April I appre
<lb/>hended the prisoner on a warrant at Crewe for obtaining six tons of goods—he made no reply—on the way to London he said he had never bought any floods of Messrs. Waddington, he was their agent.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOODRICH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-59" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS MESSENGER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Fuller, Horsey and Co., auctioneers, of Billiter Square—I have known the prisoner for a long time as being in the employment of Mr. Barnard, who is a relative of my principal's—on 14th June the prisoner came and handed me this cheque for 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., drawn by James A. Ray Fenton on the Imperial Bank, Lothbury, in favour of Messrs. Barnard and Co.—it was an open cheque—he said, "Can you change this for Mr. Barnard?"—I said, "I don't know; the governor is away and the cashier is away; I will see what I can do"—he said, "If you can't do that, can you give me a smaller cheque?"—upon that I went and got the money and handed him 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in cash, and he gave me this receipt: "Received 22
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for Mr. Barnard, J. Richardson"—I did not know his name; I only knew him by person—I had seen him continually—I next saw him in custody with 10 others, and picked him out instantly—I took the cheque to the Imperial Bank the next morning, and it was marked "No account"—I parted with the money because I believed he came from Mr. Barnard.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18870627-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-60" type="surname" value="HERNAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-60" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HERNAGE</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Messrs. Barnard, iron-founders, of Queen Victoria Street—the prisoner was in that employ up to the end of 1885—he was then discharged—I knew him as Frank Hackland—all cheques pass through my hands—on 14th June no such cheque as this came into my hands in the business—the prisoner was not sent with it—I was in company with Mr. Barnard that day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-61" type="surname" value="MASSINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-61" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER MASSINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Imperial Bank, Loth
<lb/>bury—on 15th June, Messenger brought this cheque—I marked it "no account"—we have no customer of that name—the cheque comes from a book issued to a customer named Bell, of Chelmsford.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-62" type="surname" value="LAWLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-62" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LAWLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on the 17th at the Old Jewry—I read the warrant to him—he said "I never went in the name of Richardson in my life"—I then showed him the cheque—he said "Yes, I have seen that cheque; I never filled it up, neither did I utter it; I gave it to a person to take to Messrs. Fuller and</p>
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<p>Horsey, and I have had the money and spent it"—he was placed with 10 other men, and picked out by Messenger.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not have all the money—I had some of it—I did not cash it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-691-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-691-18870627 t18870627-691-punishment-17"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WHITE</hi> (66)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-692-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-692-offence-1 t18870627-name-64"/>Thomas Brett</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-65" type="given" value="JONES"/>MR. JONES LEWIS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-66" type="surname" value="BRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-66" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BRETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Osmond Road, Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham—I am a labourer, and married to the prisoner's daughter—on 9th June my wife summoned me before the Magistrate for desertion—we have not lived together for nearly five years—I gave evidence, and the case was dismissed—in consequence of that the prisoner was very much excited—about 2 o'clock after the case was over I went to have some refreshment at the Eagle public-house—I had two halves of ale—I had the pot in my hand, and the prisoner rushed in with a knife and stabbed me on the wrist, and a slight wound on the thumb—it was only one blow—I saw the knife in his hand—he said nothing—a policeman came in and caught him by the arms just in time as he was coming for me again with the knife—he said he would like to do for me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-67" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARTRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, of 92, Tewkesbury Road, Tot
<lb/>tenham—on 9th June, about 2 o'clock, in company with the prosecutor, I went into the Eagle public-house at Edmonton—we were having a drop of ale when the prisoner came in with an open knife—the prosecutor had his beer in his hand—the prisoner said "I will do for you," and struck him with the knife in the wrist—it bled a great deal—the constable came in and seized him—he was Very much excited—I don't think he Was going to strike again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-68" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-68" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BAKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N R</hi> 49). I was outside the Petty Session Court at Edmonton, and saw the prisoner leave the Court with his daughter—he crossed the road with an open knife in his right hand—he pushed open the door of the Phoenix public-house, and then recrossed the road, remarking to his daughter, "He is not there"—he then went to the Eagle—I followed him, and saw him struggling with the prosecutor with the knife in his right hand—I seized him and turned him round, assisted by another constable—the prisoner said "I will do for him; he has ruined my daughter"—the prosecutor said "Policeman, I am stabbed"—he was bleeding from the wrist—I handed the prisoner over to the other constable, and took the prosecutor to have his wound dressed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-69" type="surname" value="TILEY"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TILEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N R</hi> 50). I was standing outside the Court, and saw the prisoner cross the road in a very excited state—I followed him and Baker into the Eagle, and seized his right hand so that he could not use the knife—he dropped it—I picked it up, and produce it—it was open, and had blood on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-70" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-70" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. On 9th June, between 2 and 3 o'clock, the prosecutor was brought to my surgery at Edmonton—he had a cut on the right arm between the wrist and elbow—it was an inch transversely at the upper end, and a quarter of an inch at the lower end, and about an eighth of an inch deep—a small branch of an artery was cut, and he was bleeding profusely—there was also a slight wound on the thumb—both wounds could have been done by the same blow, and by this knife.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty. I own I had the knife in my hand. I had been eating some bread and cheese. I went over the road and came back again. I came into the public-house. He falsely swore against my daughter. We had a struggle together outside the door. I am so sorry. I did not know what I did, I felt mad. He said every man in Wood Green had had connection with my daughter."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-71" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-71" type="surname" value="BRETT"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-71" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BRETT</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—we were married in 1882—I left him in the beginning of 1884—I have not lived with him since—I summoned him to the police-court for desertion, and to support his child—the summons was dismissed—he asked me to go back with him—I said I would if he would be all right, with me—I went back to live with him, and as soon as he found I was in trouble, he left me and went to live with another woman.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognisances of</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to appear for judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>693.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CLEAR</hi> (21)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FANNY ARCHER</hi> (36)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED THOMAS</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-693-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-75" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-693-offence-1 t18870627-name-75"/>Eudocia Mercer</persName>, and stealing a purse, four pawn tickets, a quilt, and 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., from her person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Clear.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-76" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-76" type="surname" value="MERCER"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-76" type="given" value="EUDOCIA"/>EUDOCIA MERCER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Mercer, of 21, Brian Street, Caledonian Road, Islington—on 19th May, just before 4 o'clock in the afternoon, I was going along Copenhagen Street with a parcel containing a quilt—Archer snatched it out of my hand, and the other two prisoners got hold of my arms—Clear struck me in the eye, and took my purse containing a half-sovereign, a two-shilling piece, 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and four pawn tickets.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. He did not knock me down—I don't remember being down—I lost my senses when he struck me—I was not the worse for drink—I trod on my frock and fell down as I was going to the police court—I had a loaf of bread in my apron.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Archer.</hi> I did not say at the police-court that I thought you were like the woman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-77" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-77" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-77" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WARD</persName> </hi>. I am 13 years of age—I live at Islington—on 19th May, near 4 o'clock, I was passing through Edward Square—I saw the two male prisoners and the prosecutrix—Clear was on her right and Thomas was on the left, holding her arm—I followed them—the prosecutrix dropped a loaf, and I picked it up—she said "They have robbed me"—they both left her—I only saw the two men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. There was no woman there—Clear was walking by the prosecutrix's side, but not touching her—I think she was the worse for drink—I went with them to the station—on the was she tumbled down, and fell on the side of her face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-78" type="surname" value="HAM"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-78" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 490). I was on duty in Caledonian Road—I saw Clear and Thomas about two yards from the prosecutrix, walking away—Ward came up to me, and said "Those men have robbed the woman"—I followed Clear, and stopped him, and the prosecutrix came up and said he had robbed her—he said "You have made a mistake; I have not seen you before"—I took him into custody—I could not</p>
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<p>say whether the prosecutrix's eye was bruised—she had her hand up to her eye when she first came up to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Clear was six or seven yards from me when I first saw him; he was meeting me; I was in uniform—the prosecutrix had been drinking, and was very excited—I could not say she was drunk—Clear when charged said "I know nothing about"—I found on him a shilling in silver and 1 3/4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, and a bottle containing camphorated chloroform.
<hi rend="italic">Thomas.</hi> I was not there.
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> You and Clear were walking away together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-79" type="surname" value="JUDD"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-79" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT JUDD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 546). I was on fixed point duty at the corner of Copenhagen Street on 19th May, about 4 o'clock, I saw the three prisoners leave the Milford Haven public-house together—the prosecutrix was walking a short distance in front of them—I saw them go about 300 yards to the entrance of Edward Square—I then lost sight of them—Archer was walking about three yards in front of the other prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-693-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def2-694-18870627" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MACEY</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-694-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BYRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Macey.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-82" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-82" type="surname" value="COOKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-82" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH COOKSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Walter Cookson, he keeps a sta
<lb/>tioner's shop and post-office in Goldburn Road—on June 1st, about 5.30 p.m., the prisoner Kirk came in and asked for 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of stamps—he gave me two florins and two half-crowns—I put them in a separate till, because I thought one of them was not good—Kirk asked me for something to put the stamps in—I gave him an envelope, and he went out—my husband looked at me, and I put the money in a separate till, in a part where there was no money—he came and examined it, saw that one coin was bad, and went out after Kirk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kirk.</hi> I was not serving a child when you came in—I think you were the only person in the shop—I gave you the stamps first and received the money afterwards—I thought one of the coins was bad, because it looked different from the others—there was no money in the part of the till where I put the coins—my husband was getting a telegram ready.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. The police-station is about 10 Minutes' walk from the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the till (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); it goes into a drawer—I placed the coins in this compartment alone—my husband could see me put them there—he made a sign to me, and looked at the coins directly afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-83" type="surname" value="COOKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-83" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER COOKSON</persName> </hi>. On June 1st my wife and I were at the counter when Kirk came in, and I saw her give him some postage-stamps, which he paid for—I made a sign to her, and she placed the money in a till between me and her—I looked at it, and found that one half-crown was bad—I put it in my pocket and replaced the others—there were no other coins there—I went out with Hall, my assistant, got two constables</p>
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<p>at the station, and followed Kirk to the corner of Woodfield Place—Macey was with him—they separated, and Macey went into Mr. Barnard's post-office; Kirk walked on—I went into the post-office, and saw Macey with his hand on the counter and what I thought was a roll of stamps in it—a constable came in and detained him—I went out and saw Kirk walking very slowly on the same side as I had left him—I went up to him and said "I want you to come back with me concerning the money you tendered for stamps at the post-office in Goldburn Road"—he muttered something which I could not understand, and walked back with me—the constable met us, and took him into Mr. Barnard's post-office, where he was given in custody, and I gave the half-crown to the inspector—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kirk.</hi> I had just completed a telegraphic message—I saw the coins pushed under the grating—they were one on top of the other, I believe—as you were a stranger I drummed on the counter with my finger, to my wife, and looked at her, as it is usual to purchase an odd stamp to put on the envelope, and it is an uncommon thing to purchase a large number of stamps now, because there are postal orders—the drawer contains the till—I lost sight of you for two minutes when I went to the police-station—I saw no attempt to conceal anything when you were searched in the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-84" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HALL</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Cookson's assistant—on 5th June, about 5.30, I saw Kirk going out of the shop—I followed him with Mr. Cook
<lb/>son—Kirk overtook Macey in the Harrow Road—they walked a little way together, and then Macey went into Mr. Barnard's post-office—I kept Kirk in sight till Mr. Cookson came and took him into the post-office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. A person coming from Kensal Green to the station would go through the Harrow Road—the prisoners did not shake hands when they met, nor did they pass anything from one to the other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-85" type="surname" value="BARNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-85" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BARNARD</persName> </hi>. I keep a grocer's shop and post-office at 38, Chip
<lb/>penham Terrace—on June 1, about 5 o'clock, I was called into the shop, and found a constable there with Macey, after which Kirk was brought in by another constable—they were searched, and then taken to the station—five minutes after they left a lady clerk in my employ made a communication to me, and I examined some baskets of lemons, in one of which I found nine counterfeit half-crowns, eight in thick brown paper and one loose by the side of the others—the paper was wrapped round them, one end was close and the other open, and the coins touched each other—I took them to the station, where they were marked—I put them on a desk in front of the inspector.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kirk.</hi> There may have been seven persons in the shop independently of my assistants.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-86" type="surname" value="ADEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-86" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY ADEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at Mr. Barnard's post-office—I was behind the counter on 1st June, when Macey came in—immediately afterwards a constable came in and said to him "You remain here till your friend comes"—Macey then sat down on a basket of lemons—Kirk was brought in and they were both taken away—I then spoke to my master, and he examined the basket of lemons—no one else had used those lemons as a seat that afternoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I did not hear Macey ask for a regis
<lb/>tered</p>
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<p>envelope—we sometimes stop the telegraph to sell stamps—Macey was not rapping on the counter—Mr. Cookson said "Detain him, I will be responsible," and Macey said "I have done nothing to be detained for," and seemed to resent it—the policeman said "I don't know what you are detained for, but a gentleman told me to detain you, and you cannot go out till he comes back"—he then leant against a stand, and afterwards sat down on a basket of lemons, and the policeman stood facing him, keeping his eye on him, and they remained so till a police
<lb/>man came in with Kirk—I went on serving customers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-87" type="surname" value="DEW"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-87" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>) On 1st June, about 5.30 p.m., I was at Harrow Road Police-station—Mr. Cookson gave me information, and I went with him to the Wood field post-office, where Macey was standing against the stamp counter—I was in uniform, and as soon as he saw me he made for the door—I stopped him and said "Wait a minute;" he said "What for?"—I said "You must wait here a few minutes till your friend is brought back;" he said "What do you mean? I have no friend, I am a respectable man"—I said "You must stop here"—he made several attempts to get out, but I prevented him—he said "I shall have my remedy after this"—I said "I shall have to search you"—he said "You shall not, you must take me to the station and search me there"—he then slipped down on to a basket of lemons which was standing on the floor—I had not got hold of him then; it was an action of his own—there was no lid to the basket—he sat on the front for about two minutes, and then got up—Kirk was then brought in—I asked Macey his name, he said "I shall not give you my name"—I searched him and found 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. worth of postage-stamps, 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and 2 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., all good, and two pairs of children's socks, new—the money was loose in his trousers pocket—I searched Kirk and found three florins on him, but no stamps—Mr. Barnard then came in and handed me nine counterfeit half-crowns, eight in paper and one not wrapped up; not separately, but like a roll of tobacco—when Macey was charged he said "The bad money was not found on me, it was found at the shop"—Kirk said "I have only just come from Salisbury, and am staying at a coffee-house in the Waterloo Road"—I said "Where?" he said "Near the station; I gave the stamps to my friend here to hold while I went to buy some paper, and we were then going into a public-house to write a letter and send the stamps to Birmingham"—when the charge was read over he said "You found some good money on me, but no bad, are you satisfied?"—I did not reply—he said that he had been into the Robin Hood, in the Kensal Road, and changed a half-sovereign of the landlord, who he asked the best way to get to Harrow—I went to the public-house at his request, and found that that statement wast quite correct, except that he changed the half-sovereign not of the landlord, but of his son—Mr. Cookson handed me this counterfeit half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kirk.</hi> I think there were three people in the shop, excluding the assistants, when you were brought in, and Macey was standing with his back to the counter—to the best of my knowledge the basket of lemons was standing on the floor—you did not apply for the landlord of the Robin Hood to be brought here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I may have told Macey that a gentle
<lb/>man told me to detain him—I took a note of the conversation at the time he was charged—I will not swear that he did not say "He has not</p>
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<p>gone out after any friend of mine," because he said a lot—he said "I am a respectable man, and I have no friend, I am with myself"—he did not tell me the next day that he had refused his address because his wife was in her confinement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-88" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COLLINETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X R</hi> 9). On June 1st I met Mr. Cook
<lb/>son in the Harrow Road—he pointed out Kirk, I took him to the post-office, where he was searched in my presence—another constable took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-89" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this half-crown uttered is counterfeit, and these nine others also, and three of them are from the same mould as the one uttered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-90" type="surname" value="BARNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-90" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BARNARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The basket of lemons was on a stand which reaches from the floor to the ceiling, it is a series of steps and is slanting, so that it was a comfortable height for a seat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-91" type="surname" value="DEW"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-91" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>), I took Macey away from the basket of lemons to search him, and while I was searching him Mr. Barnard came into the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Kirk, in his defence, said that he changed a half sovereign at a public-house in the Harrow Road and received the two half-crowns and two florins, which he gave to Mrs. Cookson for the stamps, and was then going to write a letter and enclose them, when he met Macey, who was a stranger to him, and who advised him to get a registered envelope, and went into the post-office, where a crowd assembled, and Mr. Cookson took him to the post-office, where there were a number of persons round a stand containing lemons, and Macey was at the counter. He contended that the evidence was purely circum
<lb/>stantial, and that there was no proof that he knew he had received a bad coin at the public house.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-92" type="surname" value="BARNARD"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-92" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BARNARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I found the nine half-crowns on top of the lemons—there were two chairs in the shop on which he could have sat instead of on the lemons.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">KIRK</hi>**—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MACEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAAC BENJAMIN</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-695-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to unlawfully utter
<lb/>ing a counterfeit half-crown. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Months' without Hard Labour</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 28, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcom Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-696-offence-1 t18870627-name-95"/>William Henry Coates</persName>, and stealing an umbrella, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-96" type="surname" value="COATES"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY COATES</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Bismarck Road, Highgate Road, and am a medical student—at 12.30 a.m. on 22nd May I was walking along Archway Road, Islington, with Mr. Oakshotte; we had just got off a tramcar—I saw the prisoner standing by the chemist's shop where the trams stop—he followed us up the Archway Road and demanded 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for some lodgings which he professed we had had at his place—we walked away and he continued to follow us—he then had as altercation with Oakshotte about 4
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<p>some help, and the prisoner came to me and seized my umbrella out of my hand and beat me over the head and back with it, and continued to beat me for some time, and ran away with the umbrella—he was seized by a policeman—I was only hurt by the umbrella, and had soreness in the arm—another gentleman was there who is a witness—this is my umbrella.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did run away—I am sure I did not say at the police-station that I believed he ran away—my evidence was read over to me and I signed it—I had come on the tram from Islington—the prisoner was on the tram—I had only one friend on there with me, Mr. Oakshotte—there were a
<hi rend="italic">good few</hi> people on the tram at Islington, and from there there was singing and shouting—I was not quite sober, but knew what I was doing—there was another man who assaulted me—another man was charged and discharged at the police-court, he was not the man who was with the prisoner—I got up and walked away after I was knocked down—my friend had gone for a constable while I was being assaulted—I went home—after I had gone 100 yards I fell over some coping stones at the side of the road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-97" type="given" value="WALTER FIELD"/>WALTER FIELD OAKSHOTTE</persName> </hi>. I live at Wassdale, High gate, and am an analyst—I was with the last witness on the tram on this evening—the prisoner would not get down for some time; he molested us and demanded 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. each for a night's lodging he said he had given us before and 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for tram fare—when we got off the tram I said I would give him in charge to the first policeman I saw—he said "Very well," and that he should follow us up—he did—when we got just up to the mews in the Archway Road he struck me, and after that he tried to grab hold of my stick to get it away—I caught hold of his hat and threw it in his face to make him leave go—he went and brought back a man named Wilson—I went to get help, and when I came back I found two gentlemen leading Mr. Coates up—his umbrella had gone—I next saw it at the police-station—Coates was not on the ground when I came back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not knock the prisoner's hat off till after he had knocked me—I took it off his head and threw it in his face—this is the stick.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-98" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TUGWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, North wood Road, Highgate—at 12.30 on this night I was going up the Archway Road and saw a man standing in light clothes, saying, in a very loud tone of voice, "Dry up, dry up," and that drew my attention to a man in dark clothes, leaning on his umbrella—at the same moment I saw a gentleman lying down in the road, and I ran to help him up—he got up and walked away before I reached him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUCKLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 454). At 20 minutes to 1 on this morning I saw the prisoner standing in the Archway Road with an umbrella in his hand—I asked him where he got it from—he said "What is that to you? I suppose I can be a masher and carry an umbrella if I like, I found it"—I took him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment for the assault</hi> </rs>,
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-102" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BYSTROM</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman—I was discharged on 7th June—I am now living at 6, Harris Terrace—on 7th June I received 10
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., the rest of my pay, from the same man—when I went on the 8th the shipping master was very busy, and I did not have a chance of seeing him, So I went up the street and told my shipmates about it—I saw the prisoner at the gates when I was talking to my mates, and he said he was going to bring me down and see me all right—he was quite a stranger to me; he heard me talking about the money—I followed him up the steps, and we went round a corner, and he asked me where I was going to bank my money—I told him I did not care about banking my money, and he told me to bank 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. of it, so that when I had spent the other money I should have 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to fall back on—I told him to bank it in the Board of Trade Bank, because the prisoner was a Board of Trade man—I knew that, because he had a uniform on—I agreed to give him 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and he was going to bank it for me—after that we had a couple of drinks, and I gave the prisoner 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for his trouble for banking it—this was in the evening—I got into a
<hi rend="italic">cab</hi>, and shook hands with the prisoner, and said "Take care of the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.," and he slapped his hand on his pocket, and said the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was all right—a mate of mine, Johnson, was there at the time; he is not here now—the prisoner did not tell me his name; he had mine on an envelope—I knew how to find him again by his features—he gave me an address when I gave him the money—he said he would see me again in about a quarter of an hour—I gave him the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in a post-office—I told him to bank it in the Board of Trade Bank—I did not know where that was—when he told me to wait for a quarter of an hour, and he would give me a receipt, I said I did not like to wait so long, because the cab was waiting, and I asked him to call down next day—I went down again on the Saturday and went into the inquiry office at the Board of Trade, but I could not find the man—the 8th was a Wednesday—on the Satur
<lb/>day they asked me if I were to see him whether I should know him again—I said "Yes"—they told me to come down on Monday at 11 o'clock—I did so, and they brought a man before me, and directly I came inside the door I said "There is the man I gave the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to"—the 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was made up of three sovereigns and four half-sovereigns—I was with him 10 or 15 minutes on the 8th—he said by putting 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in the Board of Trade Bank I could draw it out in any part of the world—I am certain the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I brought the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. home that I drew on the 7th—I am staying at Graham's boarding-house—I don't know what kind of man he is—I was as sober on the 8th as I am now—I came in a cab with Johnson and another man—I am a Swede.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-103" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL KULEEN</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman, and am staying at the same place as the last witness, whose friend I am—I was with him on the 8th June and saw the prisoner—the prosecutor said to him "You take care of the 5
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am positive I saw you; I was in the cab—the horse's head was towards the public-house—we were outside the shipping office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I am Deputy Superintendent of the Board of Trade Bank, and live at 19, Amy Street, Lachmere Road—I produce the books of the Board of Trade Bank, Tower Hill—there is no entry there of the sum of 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to the credit of Frederick Bystrom—the prisoner is a porter employed by the bank under the Board of Trade, and wears a uniform—the prosecutor came on the Saturday and complained to me—he came to find whether there was any money to his credit—the prisoner was not at his work on Saturday, and on the Monday as he came in Bystrom said he was the man—he was sent for, and as he passed my window Bystrom said he was the man to whom he had given the money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never known you place moneys to men's accounts or interfere with the banking account—I have never seen you at any time negotiating with sailors or taking them away—I have no complaint to make against you during your office there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The Board of Trade Bank is a Savings Bank established by the Board of Trade.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 326). I am a warrant officer at Thames Police-court—I served the prisoner with a summons—he read it while I stood there—he made no answer—he appeared before the Magistrate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-106" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I saw a four-wheeled cab drive up to the Mercantile Marine Office, and Bystrom got out and went down to the Shipping-office—he came up again, got into the cab, and drove away towards the London Docks—I did not notice you there—I swear I never saw you there, and I must have seen you if you had been—I know about this because I heard you call out and ask anybody that was there at the time the four-wheeled cab drove up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a fireman—I am not a friend of the prisoner's—I have seen him when I have been down before the shipping master—I have not spoken to him before—I was looking for a ship at the time—four-wheeled cabs are continually coming there—I was asked a few days after the 4th whether I had seen a four-wheeled cab—I was not working at the time—there were several people in the cab—the prisoner was not there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CROOK</persName> </hi>. On or about 8th of June I remember a four-wheeled cab coming up with three or four men in it—I never saw you on that day—I noticed the cab because I am always looking out for a job—I knew one man who got out of the cab—I could swear I could not see you, and that you were not there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see him—I did not know the parties in the cab—I see very nearly everyone there—I don't think he could have been there without my seeing him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-108" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES USE</persName> </hi>. On or about 8th June I recollect a four-wheeled cab driving up there—four men were in it—I did not notice you there, or having any conversation with the men in the cab—I will swear I did not see you there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was there looking for a ship—there were not a crowd of people round the cab—there were a lot of seafaring men looking for ships—a few cabs drove up—I don't know what the date was, only on or about.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence denied having received the</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">from Bystrom, or having had any transaction with him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing two rifles, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18870627-703-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-703-offence-1 t18870627-name-123"/>Henry Lindenkolm</persName>, and stealing a coat and other articles.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-703-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>704.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-704-offence-1 t18870627-name-125"/>John Owen Alexander</persName>, after a conviction of felony in March, 1884, in the name of
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<p>705.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DANIELS</hi> (62)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-705-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-705-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/> to attempting to have unlawful carnal knowledge of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-705-offence-1 t18870627-name-128"/>Mary Ann Chappell</persName>, a girl under 16.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-705-18870627 t18870627-705-punishment-30"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-705-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>706.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MARTIN</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-706-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/> to stealing a watch from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-706-offence-1 t18870627-name-130"/>James Murray</persName>, after a con
<lb/>viction of felony in July, 1886, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-131" type="surname" value="BARTON"/>
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<interp inst="t18870627-706-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-706-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-706-18870627 t18870627-706-punishment-31"/>
<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18870627-706-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>707.
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<interp inst="def1-707-18870627" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-707-18870627" type="age" value="36"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WALTER ELLIS</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-707-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/> to feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-707-offence-1 t18870627-name-133"/>Annie Sophia Rebecca Lowden</persName> during the lifetime of his wife</rs>.—
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<interp inst="t18870627-707-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-707-18870627 t18870627-707-punishment-32"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>708.
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<interp inst="t18870627-708-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-708-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> to breaking and entering the shop of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-708-offence-1 t18870627-name-135"/>George Maycock</persName>, and stealing a jacket, a pair of boots, and other articles;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking and entering the shop of
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-136" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-708-offence-2 t18870627-name-136"/>George Maycock</persName> on another occasion, and stealing a basket, three planes, and other articles;</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-708-offence-3 t18870627-name-137"/>William Loweth</persName>, and stealing two neckties</rs>;
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<interp inst="t18870627-708-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>and to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-138" type="surname" value="HATFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-138" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-708-offence-4 t18870627-name-138"/>Henry Hatfield</persName>, and stealing one umbrella, seven keys, and 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi> </rs>.—
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<interp inst="t18870627-708-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>709.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">IDA WHITE</hi> (43)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-709-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-709-offence-1 t18870627-name-140"/>Countess de la Torre</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances to come up for judgment when called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>710.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADA CLEVELAND</hi> (40)</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18870627-710-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 57 yards of silk, the property of
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Wilson and ward.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-145" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BRYANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 20th June, about 2.15 p.m., I saw the three prisoners together in Cheapside—they went into a public-house in Honey Lane Market, and then into a silk warehouse in Lawrence Lane, and then to a large warehouse, 14, Gresham Street and then to another warehouse on the opposite Bide; then to Messrs. Bradbury's in Aldermanbury, where they stopped about half an hour—after they left I spoke to the manager—I then followed them into Basing hall Street; then to a public-house in London Wall; then to a warehouse in Gresham Street; then to Wood Street Square, to a silk warehouse—they came out and went into another silk warehouse next door—they then went to a public-house in Monkwell Street, and back to Graham Street and Old Change, where two of them went into Sharp, Ferris and Company's ware-house—they then went to David Evans and Co.'s, and then to Messrs. Cook's where Wilson and Cleveland went in and Ward remained outside—I went into the warehouse and saw Wilson and Cleveland in a corner to the right where there were a large number of parcels of silk—they were lifting up their dresses, readjusting their jackets, and looking about—they spoke to one of the assistants and went outside—Ward joined them, and the three went a few yards and stopped in Cannon street—Wilson looked round and appeared to be watching Messrs. Cook's premises—they again adjusted their dresses, and Ward lifted up her jacket—they all seemed as if they were hiding something—gentle
<lb/>man from Messrs. Cook's spoke to me, and they walked away; Wilson towards the Mansion House Station, and Ward and Cleveland into Old Change—I followed Wilson called a uniform constable, and then said to Her "You are suspended of stealing a parcel of silk from Messrs. Cook's Warehouse just now, and you must come with to the police-station"—she said "I have not stolen any Silk"—I sent her to the station, and went after the other prisoners who were in Old Change talking to Mr. Adams—I said "You are suspected of stealing something from the ware-house just now; you will have to come with me to the police-station"—Cleveland said "I don't know what you mean"—Ward said "I was not inside the warehouse, Sir"—we started for the station, but they stopped and refused to go on—Cleveland had her purse in her hand, and dropped a half-sovereign—I saw it roll and turned to pick it up, but did not—I turned round sharp and saw this roll (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) at Wards feet—I said "You will be charged with stealing this"—they were searched at the station, and this apron was found upon Cleveland with this pocket in it. (
<hi rend="italic">A large bag</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. Another uniform constable had hold of Ward but she and Cleveland were close together—they were not a yard and a half apart when the half sovereign was dropped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-146" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Sir Francis Cook and Sons, 22 to 26, St. Paul's Churchyard—this parcel is their property, and is worth about 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I saw Wilson and Cleveland in the warehouse on June 20th, after my attention was called to them in a corner at the right side of the front 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. where parcels of goods are kept in piles—I spoke to Bryant before they left—I was detained a minute or two, and found them round the</p>
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<p>corner in Old Change—they appeared to be adjusting their dresses—I told them I suspected them of having stolen something from Cook and Co—a constable came and I gave them in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I said before the Magistrate I saw either Ward or Cleveland holding up a waterproof cloak.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-147" type="surname" value="DENNIS"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN ALFRED"/>JOHN ALFRED DENNIS</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Sir Francis Cook and Sons—on June 20th I saw Wilson and Cleveland in the warehouse—they came to me and said that they had dropped a half-sovereign on a grating outside the warehouse—I went outside with them, and they pointed out a coin at the bottom of a grating, which I fancy was a half-sovereign—I sent a porter to recover it, and returned to the warehouse with Wilson and Cleveland—they then asked to have this piece of satin matched (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>), which I was not able to do—I followed them as far as the door where the pile of goods was, and there left them—they remained there, and I saw Cleveland handling the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cleveland.</hi> I never had the half-sovereign.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-148" type="surname" value="LAING"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-148" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LAING</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman in Sir Francis Cook and Son's employ—on 20th June I saw Cleveland and Wilson there, and followed them—I saw Bryant speak to them and take them in custody—they stopped to speak to each other, and I saw this piece of silk fall from Ward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I followed Bryant when he left the ware-house I had Ward by the arm—I have heard the detective say that the uniform man had Ward when the half sovereign was dropped—he is wrong about that—a crowd followed a little distance off, and then formed round us—Ward and Cleveland were close together—I am positive the silk dropped from Ward.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cleveland's Defence.</hi> I did drop the half-sovereign, and that is why I went there—I went to match some silk for making slippers for ladies.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-710-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-710-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th May</hi>, 1880,
<hi rend="italic">and Cleveland</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Worship Street on December</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-710-18870627 t18870627-710-punishment-35"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLEVELAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18870627-710-punishment-36" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18870627-710-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-710-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-710-18870627 t18870627-710-punishment-36"/>Twelve Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18870627-710-punishment-37" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18870627-710-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-710-punishment-37" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-710-18870627 t18870627-710-punishment-37"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>711.
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<interp inst="def1-711-18870627" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-711-18870627" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def1-711-18870627" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi>, </persName>
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<interp inst="t18870627-711-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-150" type="surname" value="CHAMBERS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-711-offence-1 t18870627-name-150"/>James Chambers</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-151" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am cab driver, 1180—on 18th June I put my hired cab on the rank which supplies the Holborn Restaurant, and put the nose bag on the horse—I went back at 11.10 and missed it, and com
<lb/>plained at Bow Street station, and then went to the owner, and then through Oxford Street and Regent Street and Piccadilly Circus, where I found the cab and the prisoner on the box plying for hire—he got off the box as if he wanted to get away—I charged him—he would have got off faster if he had driven away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-152" type="surname" value="HOWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-152" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOWICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi>). Turner gave the prisoner into my custody—he said nothing, but got off the cab and ran away—I ran after him and stopped him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I was in Bond Street and a cabman was leaning against his wheel very sick—he asked me to drive him home and I did so, and he was sick again—I told the constable at the time that I did not steal it—he saw the man in the cab.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-153" type="surname" value="HOWICK"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-153" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOWICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw a man get out of the cab and</p>
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<p>run away—he was not sick in my sight nor did the prisoner say that he asked him to drive him home—the number was on the cab—the prisoner had no badge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18870627-711-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18870627-711-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-711-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>712.
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<interp inst="def1-712-18870627" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-712-18870627" type="age" value="19"/>
<interp inst="def1-712-18870627" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="def1-712-18870627" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILSON</hi> (19)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-712-18870627" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-712-18870627" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-712-18870627" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def2-712-18870627" type="surname" value="PARKINSON"/>
<interp inst="def2-712-18870627" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD PARKINSON</hi> (18)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-712-18870627" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-712-18870627" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-712-18870627" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def3-712-18870627" type="surname" value="HISTON"/>
<interp inst="def3-712-18870627" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HISTON</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18870627-712-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18870627-712-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-712-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-157" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-157" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-157" type="occupation" value="gardener"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18870627-712-offence-1 t18870627-name-157"/>Thomas James</persName> and stealing 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-158" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-158" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener, of 10, Wakefield Street, St. Pancras—on 18th June I was in the Olive Branch, Gray's Inn Road—the pri
<lb/>soners came in and Parkinson asked me to treat him and pay for a pot—I asked him why I should treat him, as I had to work for my money the same as he had—he struck me on my face and I went out—he followed me out, knocked me down, and while I was on the ground Parkinson and another one fell on me and I felt a hand in my pocket—there were four of them—they struck me and kicked me while my money was being taken—I lost 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I had changed a sovereign before that—they got it and I ran and fetched a constable, and gave Parkinson in custody—he had remained there—he said to me at the station, "It will be all right for you when I come out," and Wilson said "I will make it all right; if you prosecute me you won't want to sleep many more nights"—Wilson said "I will pay you; it will be all right for you when I come out."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Parkinson.</hi> I did not take off my coat and make a stroke at you when you asked me to treat you, nor did some people then take me away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-159" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-159" type="given" value="JOE"/>JOE WEBB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 117). On 17th June, about 11.15, James pointed out Parkinson to me, and charged him with assaulting him, knocking him down, and robbing him of 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said "I asked him for 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to get half a pint of beer, and he told me to go and—"—he said at the station, "I did not think he was a man of that kind to put another man away"—on the Sunday morning I saw Histon in the Colonnade, Russell Square, and told him I should take him for being concerned with others in assault and robbery—he said "All right"—going through Brunswick Square he said "I had none of the money"—he was put with six other men at the station, and James identified him without hesitation—I found no money on him.</p>
<p>--------(
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took Wilson at 15, Wellington Square, and said "I take you for being concerned with two other men in assaulting and robbing Thomas James"—he said "All right"—on the way to the station he said "I suppose you have got Rock Carthy; he had some of the money"—I know Rock Carthy, but cannot find him, or I should have apprehended him—when the charge was read over Wilson said to James "I will pay you when I come out."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson.</hi> You did threaten him, and I put down what you said at the time, and have the note in my pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Parkinson.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-160" type="surname" value="KANE"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-160" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS KANE</persName> </hi>. I am a shoeblack, and live at 12, Wellington Square—I know all the prisoners by sight—on 18th June, about 11.15 p.m., I went to the Olive Branch, Gray's Inn Road, with Parkinson—I should not like to swear that the other two prisoners were there—I heard Park
<lb/>inson ask James for a penny for beer—James used a bad expression,</p>
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<p>and told him he worked for his money the same as he did—a few words passed, and Parkinson struck James—James wanted to strike him back, but me and another man prevented him—after that I saw James hit, and he staggered back against the wall—he then went outside, and I saw Parkinson strike him, but I did not see him on the ground—I do not know whether the other two prisoners were there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-161" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-161" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-161" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. My husband is a labourer—I know Parkinson, but only know the other two by sight—on 18th June I saw Parkinson and James sparring outside the Olive Branch, but nobody fell—some one shoved Parkinson away; it did not last two or three minutes, and James was taken back by Kane—I did not see Parkinson given in custody—I went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18870627-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18870627-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-162" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-name-162" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JAMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have heard it said that I was drinking with Morris Kane; that is not true—I did not take my jacket off to fight; no fight took place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I changed a sovereign at the public-house and spent a penny, and got 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I had 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in one pocket and 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in another pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilson's Defence.</hi> I saw a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> outside the Olive Branch—Parkinson and the prosecutor were fighting. I was with a young girl, and saw the crowd, but I know nothing about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Parkinson's Defence.</hi> I know nothing of the robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Histon's Defence.</hi> On 18th June I was drinking, and saw Parkinson and a female; he asked James for half a pint, who said "I work for my money the same as you do." About half an hour afterwards I heard a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, and saw James with Parkinson in charge, and on the Sunday morning when I came down to breakfast, the constable came and took me, and asked me what I had done with the 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I said that I did not have it.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-712-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>*—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PARKINSON</hi>*—
<rs id="t18870627-712-punishment-39" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18870627-712-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-712-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-712-18870627 t18870627-712-punishment-39"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HISTON</hi>
<rs id="t18870627-712-punishment-40" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18870627-712-punishment-40" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18870627-712-punishment-40" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-712-18870627 t18870627-712-punishment-40"/>
<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>713.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WARNER</hi> (25)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. his money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGGINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FORD</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 112, Whitechapel Road—on Sunday evening I was in company with the prisoner in Whitechapel Road—it was about 10 minutes to 11 when we came out of the public-house—we stood some time outside the door, and I bid him good night and walked down the road—I saw no more of him for about half an hour, when I found his hand in my left-hand trousers pocket, where I had 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I caught him by the hand in my pocket, and we both fell to the ground, and in taking my pocket off he cut my finger—he was the worse for a drop of drink, or I don't think he would have done it—I struggled with him for about half an hour—he then got away—I went to the London Hospital and had my finger dressed—I saw the prisoner on the Monday following, and gave him into custody—I knew him—the 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was in silver; it was all taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I first met you at Hornsey Wood-Tavern, Finsbury Park; you and a man named Cane were there, and me and Jim Woods—Woods did not take 22
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from me—you saw me change a sovereign, I paid for a pot of ale and had 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. left—we stopped</p>
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<p>at Hornsey Wood till 1 o'clock, and then went to the Blackstock and had beer, which I paid for—we then went to the Clarence, and I paid your railway fare to Moorgate and gave you 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each—we got out at Moorgate, and I paid 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for your dinners there—we went from there to London Bridge, and sat down for half an hour, till the houses were open—we afterwards went to Whitechapel Road and had some beer there—I accused you there of taking a shilling from me, that made me leave your company—I was not drunk—I knocked you down when you put your hand in my pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. His companion was quite handy when the prisoner robbed me, but he stopped after the prisoner went away, and went with me to the hospital—I had other silver besides the sovereign that I changed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-166" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK LARA</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, at 111, Osborn Street, Whitechapel—I was with the prosecutor and prisoner on this night—I saw the prisoner leave the prosecutor—I afterwards heard a row and came to my door, and saw the prisoner lying on the top of the prosecutor on the ground; he got up and walked away—the prosecutor's hand was all over blood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WELCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 277). I took the prisoner in custody on Monday, the 13th—he said he had never done it, and said "Jack, you won't charge me."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">wednesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
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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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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). About 7 o'clock on the evening of 1st June I was at the corner of Liverpool and Broad Streets, and saw the two prisoners standing outside Bishopsgate Station, Metropolitan Railway, talking together—that is where omnibuses stop to pick up passengers—the footway at that time was very narrow, in consequence of the space in front being made into shops—as they were talking I noticed Mrs. Armour standing just in front of the prisoners, holding a child by each hand—the male prisoner stepped away from Day about two yards—Day went up close to Mrs. Armour, pushing up on her right-hand side, and while she was pushing up I noticed her hands at the folds of Mrs. Armour's dress, near the pocket—Day then turned round and motioned with her head to the male prisoner, who was about four yards off, nodding twice—an omnibus came up going westwards—Mrs. Armour went towards it with her children, and Trequelle placed himself close to the step; Day pushed up behind Mrs. Armour on her right-hand side—I next saw her hands again in the folds of Mrs. Armours dress, the same part on the right-hand side near the pocket—just before that I noticed Outram just behind me—we spoke together; I ran round the front of the omnibus by the horses' heads, and when I got to the entrance of the omnibus I could</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., a Civil Service Supply ticket made out to Mrs. Armour, and a quantity of memoranda—shortly after Mrs. Armour, came to the station and identified the purse and its contents—some ques
<lb/>tions were asked her by the inspector, after which Day said "That is my purse, I picked it up"—I had watched her the whole time, I did not see either of the prisoners stoop at all.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was on the other side of the road—there was only one omnibus there, I am certain—it is the usual spot for omnibuses to take up—there is a policeman in the middle of the road more particularly to keep his eye on the traffic and assist passengers across the road—there were other vehicles in the road, and six or seven persons on the pavement on the side the omnibus was—Outram was not on duty with me, he was there on his own account—the omnibuses which pick up at the place where the prisoners were standing go to all parts of the metropolis—I have noticed people go up to an omnibus, speak to the conductor or look at the destinations, and finding it is the wrong omnibus go back to the pavement—Mrs. Armour and her children and about one other person were going towards the omnibus—I was on the other side of the street, I could see pretty clearly—I was not in uniform—Day knew I was a policeman; she could not see from my clothes that I was—at the station she said "That is my purse, I picked it up"—Mrs. Armour said she was not certain if the purse was in her hand or if she had dropped it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This omnibus was going westwards, and the horses were turned westwards—the prisoners were walking up Liverpool Street towards Houndsditch, eastwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). A little before 7 o'clock on 1st June I saw the two prisoners in Liverpool Street—I saw Trequelle push in front of a lady, not Mrs. Armour, about to get into an omnibus, while Day put her hands in the folds of her dress—they then stepped on one side and stood talking together for a short time, when I noticed Mrs. Armour standing there with a child in each hand—Trequelle stepped in front of her, and Day pushed up on the right-hand side of her and put her hands in the folds of her dress—she then looked towards the man and nodded—as Mrs. Armour went to get into the omnibus Trequelle stopped in front of her, and Day pushed up on the right-hand side of her and put her hands in the folds of her dress—I noticed Sager was watching them, and spoke to him—I was in plain clothes—the prisoners turned away from behind the omnibus—they did not see me speaking to Sager—Sager went to the omnibus, and I followed the two prisoners up Liverpool Street—I was afterwards joined by Sager, and from what he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—Day said nothing about the purse when she was arrested first of all—Trequelle at the station said, also "That is her purse, it contains 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. "—after Mrs. Armour had come to the station and said she did not know whether she had it in her pocket or dropped it, then Day said she picked the purse up—Trequelle was asked his name; he waited for some time, and at last he said "Charles Trequelle; you can call it Treacle if you like"—he is English—the inspector asked his address; he said "I will not give my address"—Day was asked her name; she said "I will not give any name either," but afterwards she said "My name is Day."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say before the Magistrate that Trequelle said it was the female prisoner's purse and contained 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I was only corroborating Sager then—the lady was not present when he said that—Sager and Dowse were present—I was close to the prisoners when I first saw them—when Day put her hand into the folds of Mrs. Armour's dress I was in the road—they were pushing up behind the omnibus—the lady would be between me and the prisoners, and a few persons also getting into the omnibus—I have been some time in the force, and keep a sharp look-out—the prisoners walked fast up Liverpool Street; I told the Alderman so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-173" type="given" value="SOPHIE"/>SOPHIE ARMOUR</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 50, Wakehurst Road, Wandsworth Common—on this day I was in Liverpool Street waiting for an omnibus—I crossed from Broad Street to Bishopsgate Street—this purse is mine, and this Store ticket and the memoranda—I last recollect having the purse when in the train coming from Dalston to Broad Street taking my return tickets out in readiness—I had a child in each hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the station that I might have dropped my purse—there were a number of persons pushing about behind the omnibus, and I was looking after the children.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi> 807). About 7 o'clock on the evening of 1st June I was in Liverpool Street and saw Sager and Outram—sager bad hold of Day, who was struggling and had this purse in her right hand—Sager said "What is this?"—she said "It is my property, how dare you?"—she said that three or four times—Outram was struggling with Trequelle—they were taken to the station, where Day said it was her property until Mrs. Armour came in and identified the purse—Day was asked what was in the purse, in Mrs. Armour's presence at the station—she said between 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; Trequelle said the same thing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Trequelle did not say there was 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the purse in the street—at the station Day said "It is my property," and when asked how much it contained, she said "5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.," and Trequelle said there was 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the purse—then Mrs. Armour was asked whether it was hers, and she identified it, and said it was possible she might have dropped it, but thought not, she was not sure whether she did drop it or not.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TREQUELLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to one in July</hi>, 1879,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t18870627-name-176" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>Elizabeth Wright</persName> </hi>.—
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