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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-2" type="given" value="ROLLS"/>ROLLS CHAMBERS</persName>, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>VOL. CVII.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 21st, 1887, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">POLYDORE DE KEYSER, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-3" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD LEWIN"/>ARCHIBALD LEWIN SMITH</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-5" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY STONE</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS SCAMBLER OWDEN</hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-6" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STAPLES</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-8" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-9" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-10" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., D.C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-12" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., LL.D., Judge of the Sheriffs' Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-13" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALPHEUS HIGGS</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-14" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>, Junior, Esq.,</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-15" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DE KEYSER, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment, denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-17" type="given" value="HENRY WALTER"/>HENRY WALTER POSTAL</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist at Norwich—I have been for sometime a customer of Messrs. Phillips and Co., and have a running account with them—on 10th May I paid the prisoner this cheque for 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., payable at the National Provincial Bank, Norwich Branch; it was passed through my account, and was cleared on the 12th—it was crossed; I know the prisoner's handwriting; this endorsement is his.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was a witness here at the last Sessions, when the prisoner was tried for embezzlement of this sum; he was acquitted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-18" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the firm of Godfrey Phillips and Sons—the prisoner has been in the service since 1st March, 1886, as traveller; his salary was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. per week and a commission, and he had a pass over the Great Eastern line; he went the Great Eastern district prin
<lb/>cipally—he was directed to send up cheques that he collected immediately on receipt; he had no authority to sign our names—as to money and coin hat he received, he was directed to get postal orders or some form of draft as soon as might be and remit them direct to Commercial Street; he as to come up once a fortnight, and as he had a pass that was no expense to him—I frequently saw him when he reported himself—if he had money in hand he ought to have come and paid it over at once—this letter of May 10th and this list of accounts is in the prisoner's handwriting—I be
<lb/>lieve the list was sent up a day or two after the letter—the list contains accounts that were owing on and previous to 10th May—I am in a posi
<lb/>tion to state the days on which those accounts had been collected by</p>
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<p>the prisoner; there are 15 items—I first learnt on 28th July that this 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. had been collected; up to that time the prisoner had never accounted for it—when I made the discovery I wrote to him and re
<lb/>ceived this answer: "August 1st, 1887. Dear Sirs,—In reply to your letter, I find it is correct that Mr. Postal has paid me 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. I have also received 62
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from Mr. E. Norton, and if you will be good enough to have my commission made out, I will be at the office in the morning to balance. Yours truly, J.S. Nichols." A member of the firm had previously seen Mr. Postal—the 62
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. is a further sum which the prisoner had collected and not accounted for—this receipt of 26th June is signed by the prisoner—he came up on 2nd August and saw my brother; I was present—my father said to him, "Well, Nichols so you have been robbing us?"—he said, "Yes, I have taken something, it is not so much as you think"—my father then said there was nothing but to give him in custody—the prisoner then began to cry very bitterly, and begged that nothing might be done in the matter till the 16th August, 14 days later, when he said all his defalcations should be made good; he still kept crying, and implored my father to take him on again as a traveller, that he was a very good traveller, and could collect good orders, but he could not collect moneys—eventually my father yielded to his tears and entreaties, and said he would do nothing in the matter until the 16th, but he would not compromise a felony, and that the prisoner would be as liable then as he was now, with the exception that now he could be given into custody and on the 16th he would have to be fetched—before he went away he also asked that an account of the com
<lb/>mission due to him might be made up and a statement showing the ac
<lb/>counts he had taken less the amount of his commission—we refused, and said we would not treat his defalcations as a matter of account—he then went away and did not come any more, and I got out a summons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nothing has happened to my brother Joseph since the last trial, he is quite well—I got the whole of this case up—I was not called at the police-court, because I suppose one witness was considered sufficient; my brother was called at the police-court and also here last Session—I heard the prisoner tried; this 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque was one of the charges then—I heard my brother give evidence with regard to his ver
<lb/>sion of this confession; I think he did not state the whole facts—as far as I can remember, he simply said then the Nichols confessed having taken the money, and it was not quite as much as we suspected-all three of us agreed that we would not compromise a felorty-nothing was said about 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but if he had paid the whole of the money by the 16th we should not have proceeded against him—if we had got our just due it we would not have been a compromise—I heard Mr. Grain state at the last trial that these defalcations were 260
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. it is not true that the prisoner has increased our trade; up to June, 1887, the prisoner's salary was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a week, but after that there was a fresh agreement, he was in some
<lb/>body else's service—he then received from us a salary of 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. per month, but his commission was largely increased, and his travelling expenses were stopped—the prisoner used to pay money into his own account at the bank and send us his own cheques in place of postal orders—we bank at the London and Country Bank, which has branches all over the country, it was possible for him in the country when collecting cash to take it to some local branch and pay it there to the credit of our London account</p>
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<p>at Shoreditch—the last cheque we received from the prisoner is dated 1st August this year; I should say the prisoner sent us 25 cheques from July, 1886, to July, 1887—I did not know that these moneys were being paid into his own account; the cheques were made payable to order, and were endorsed "Godfrey Phillips and Sons"—on 17th April in the present year the prisoner wrote us that he had closed his banking account, but we received two cheques on that same account after that—at the police-court I swore that this 129
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque had never gone through our account—we first knew of this matter of Postal's in July, and we had the interview with him in August—Mr. Bushby granted a summons on the charge of embezzlement on the 12th—the summons was not for the purpose of allowing time to elapse to see if anything was forthcoming—there are other charges of embezzlement against the prisoner for which there are indictments.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We knew when we received the first cheque of July 19th that the prisoner had a banking account of his own; all these cheques are on the Peterborough branch of the National and Provincial Bank—I have carried out the amounts of these cheques, and they are all inrefer
<lb/>ence to particular accounts which he collected; I can give you the amounts of the cheques if required—the account showing what the cheque was sent for might be sent up the same day or the next—he has never endorsed our name to any cheque except this one that I know of; this cheque never came up to our bank in London—when the bank receives a cheque in the ordinary way they send the cash to us.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>). I was examined on the last trial, I believe; I then said that I charged the prisoner with embezzlement, and indirectly with forgery—the reason my brother, is now called is because being cashier he knows more about it than I do—there was an arrangement between the London and County and the National and Provincial that a cheque paid in to the National and Pro
<lb/>vincial should be credited to our account in London—I was asked at the last trial how much we had been robbed of, and I said about 260
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did not contemplate getting more money out of the prisoner—I was present at the interview my brother speaks of; my father allowed him to go away on that day—I don't know that he had asked for his commission account to be made up—I knew that he had been paying in moneys to his own account—I never endorsed the cheques; I don't know whether my father did—about 12
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have made out the prisoner's account for commission—12
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHERMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOOHEGAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-23" type="given" value="CHARLES ALFRED"/>CHARLES ALFRED CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a scale and balance manufacturer, of Richmond, Surrey—on 2nd May I saw this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>, and in consequence wrote to Messrs. C. and Co., whom I found to be Cave, Cox, and Lafone, of 50, Gracechurch Street—after that I entered into negotiations with regard to purchasing a share in his business—that lasted some little time—about the end of June I went down to the</p>
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<p>defendant's premises with Mr. Bevis, who asked him in my presence whether his stock was clear—he said it was—he asked him whether he owed any money privately—he said "No, 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. would more than cover my debts"—I signed this deed of partnership on 9th August—I should not have signed it if it had not been for those statements—I am acquainted with the defendant's signature—this is his signature to this deed—under the deed I bound myself to pay 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. into the bank for capital in the business, 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down and 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. within three months, and I paid 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. down to the defendant for premium—after that I went into business, and traded with the defendant—three weeks or a month after I entered into partnership with him I went over to Ealing one morning, and found a man in possession—the defendant assured me it was on account of his. private furniture, and had nothing to do with the business—eventutually I paid the man off—I had to do so, because he threatened to take out the stock and everything the following day—I had this bill of sale made out—this is the defendant's signature to the bill of sale—after I had taken proceedings against the defendant I believe a man was again put into possession—they have cleared everything out since then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My solicitor, before I entered into this partnership, was Conrad Fitch; he prepared the partnership deed—he did my legal business, and an accountant advised me—the defendant was represented by a solicitor—I should not have advanced 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. if I had known the stock was encumbered, and that his debts amounted to over 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—those are the two false pretences I allege—I do not think it was agreed in the partnership deed that our stock should be held to be of the same value—I paid 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to Tompkins as the difference between my stock and Tomp
<lb/>kins's stock—that was the understanding at the beginning—that is the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. I am charging him with defrauding me of—it represented the difference in value between his stock and the stock I brought into the partnership—I swear that—it appears in the deed that the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was by way of premium for the partnership—Mr. Fitch was my solicitor, and witnessed my signature to the deed—the deed is signed by me and Tompkins—before I signed it was not read over to me—I cannot say I read it—I had a rough proof sent me, which I scanned through—I would not have signed anything—I have some of the partnership stock which he brought in, on my premises at present—the value of it is 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—it was not nearly 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I don't know what money is due on the bill of sale, it is no business of mine—I have not read the schedule of the bill of sale; I understood it included everything, stock, lot, and barrow—the man in possession told me—the fourth clause said "the respective stocks in trade are now deemed to be of equal value, and shall belong to the partners in equal shares"—the stocks were to be deemed of equal values after I had paid him a certain sum—I don't understand much about legal matters—I was represented by Solicitor and Counsel at the police-court—the first hearing lasted about an hour, and was adjourned for my Counsel to bring further evidence—the next hearing was about an hour—I sup
<lb/>pose they gave me a very fair hearing, I don't know what the custom is—the Magistrates dismissed the summons—I do not know that the prisoner is possessed of property that would more than cover his debts—I did not inquire into that before taking these proceedings.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-24" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BEVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a chartered accountant, of 50, Fenchurch Street—I was consulted by Mr. Clark with regard to this negotiation for a</p>
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<p>business—I went down with him to interview the prisoner at Ealing—I looked round the place and took a general impression of what was there; I did not make a list of it—I did not look into every book which he pro
<lb/>duced to me, only this ledger—I asked him whether he had bought the boiler outright, or whether it was upon the hire system, paying so much per hour—he said he had paid for it, and he produced the receipt—I went upstairs into the larger workshop, and then downstairs to the boiler—I asked him how long he had been established, what the nature of his business was, about the value of his stock and whether it was clear—he said "Yes"—I have a very strong recollection of having cleared my mind that there were no liabilities; what the exact words were it is im
<lb/>possible for me to remember—I should not take notes of such a conversa
<lb/>tion, but I asked him such questions as left no doubt on my mind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COX</hi> was called at the police-court—when a person is going to sell a business and I to buy it, I don't take all his statements for gospel, I inquire into them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Gordon
<hi rend="smallCaps">COX</hi> was the prisoner's solicitor I believe—Mr. Clark told me that he came from the firm acting on the other side.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-25" type="given" value="FRANCIS BARLOW"/>FRANCIS BARLOW FEARNS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the office of Messrs. Cochrane and Sons—I produce this bill of sale executed by the prisoner to Messrs. Cochrane in June—I cannot say how much money was owing on it—I have not got my books here—a further advance was made in June—the first bill was for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—that was cancelled, and then the second one given for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Messrs. Cochrane and Sons took possession of the goods under the bill of sale—I do not know what amount was owing—I should think about 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was due in June.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In consequence of these criminal proceedings against the prisoner we have taken possession under the bill of sale—the bill of sale for 60
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. includes the first-floor front room, second-floor room, &c., carpet, bookcase, and every article belonging to the prisoner—the original advance was for 40
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I cannot say how much is owing, I could have told if I had looked at my books.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no evidence to go to the Jury. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that there was evidence on the first Count about the stock.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>). The value of the stock was represented to be about 360
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the accountant never went into that—he took it at his own valuation—the property of his I have is worth 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. at the outside—I do not know that between May and August Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COX</hi> was selling property for the defendant—I do not know that a considerable balance from that property was coming to the defendant—Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COX</hi> said something of the kind in evidence; that was the first time I heard of it—he did not say a considerable balance was due to the defendant—he said he had sold property for the defendant, but it had not turned out as successful as was expected—I believe he said there was a small balance, I will not swear it—I have not seen
<hi rend="smallCaps">COX</hi> to-day—I have no objection to his going into the box.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy.</hi>
<hi rend="italic">He was then charged with having been convicted of felony in February</hi>, 1884,
<hi rend="italic">at Brentford Petty Sessions, to which he</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED NOT GUILTY</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 187). The prisoner is the man—he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a letter containing a silver watch, and to stealing a letter containing two half-crowns and two shillings.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED BARTON</hi> (55)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing 108 stamps.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHANN HEINRICH PROSCH</hi> (26)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a Savings Bank receipt for 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM RICHARDSON</hi> (29)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. note, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18871121-6-offence-1 t18871121-name-33"/>the post
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<interp inst="t18871121-6-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT TASKER</hi> (19)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a post letter containing a gold bracelet, and to stealing a post letter containing two silver brooches, he being employed in the Post-office.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WADDY</hi>, Q.C.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CRISPE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">This case arose out of two trials in the Mayor's Court. The perjury alleged was that the prisoner lead sworn on the first trial* that on two days, viz., on 20th and</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st April, he was at Bournemouth and not at his office in London, where the prosecutor swore he had interviews with him. There were other allegations, with respect to which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held there was not the necessary corroboration, and as to the one in question, that was subsequently explained by the defendant in the second trial as a mistake in date. After hearing Counsel, he held that there was no case to go to the Jury, who found the prisoner</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-43" type="given" value="JOHN TIMSON"/>JOHN TIMSON SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am head porter at the Examination Hall, on the Embankment—I occupy the basement—I shut up the place on the night of 23rd October, between 10 and 11; everything was safe—shortly after 2 I received a communication from Mr. Webb, and went and found the kitchen all in confusion, the drawers in the dresser were all turned out, likewise the table drawer, a lot of bottles and dishes broken, and a little more outside in the yard—I did not miss anything then—I found the larder window open and the putty and part of the window frame cut away as if they had tried to take the glass out—I went for a constable, and then went to the station—I there saw a corkscrew and shawl which identified, and I afterwards found they were missing from the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-44" type="given" value="TOHOMAS JOSEPH"/>TOHOMAS JOSEPH WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am porter at the Examination Hall; I live there—about 2 on the morning of 24th October I heard a noise like glass breaking—I called the head porter and went round the place with him—what he has stated is correct.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 69). About 2.30 on the morning of 24th October I was sent for to the Examination Hall—I inspected the premises; I found no one concealed on the premises—the pantry window was broken, and the kitchen window had also been tampered with by a knife—I found 2 bottles of Bass's ale full; some one had got over the wall—I found several bottles broken inside the pantry, and a tureen—about 3.30 I heard some voices in the Savoy Mews, one said "If you don't empty that b—bottle, give it me, and I will"—I went and fetched another constable—I then went into the Mews and found the pri
<lb/>soner and another man who has been discharged—one was drinking from a bottle—the prisoner received the bottle from the other one—I asked him what he had got in the bottle—he said, "A drop of ale"—I asked him where he got it from—he said "Oh, it is nothing to do with you where I got it from, will you have some?"—I said "Before I partake of your bottle I should like to know where you got it from?"—he said, "Oh, that is nothing to do with you," and would not tell me—I said there had been a burglary committed at the Royal Examination Hall opposite, and that I should charge him on suspicion of having committed it—at first he resisted being taken into custody—he was very violent at first, he kicked me—in going up Savoy Street from the Mews he said "I won't go," and as he was going over the Strand towards Wellington Street he drew a knife from his pocket and cut me on the thumb, it was not very much—I searched him at Bow Street Police-station and found on him this corkscrew, a black shawl concealed beneath his waistcoat, two bottles of ale, one empty and one full—they were shown to Smith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence denied all knowledge of the burglary, and alleged that he found the articles in a bundle in Savoy Street.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-49" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SCOONES</persName> </hi>. I am a chair maker of 14, Dunstan Street, Shore
<lb/>ditch—on 6th November, about 3 a.m., I heard a noise, got a light, went into the next room, and found the prisoner crouched behind a chair—I asked him what he did there; he said, "All right, governor, I came in for a sleep"—he had got through the parlour window, which was shut when I went to bed at 9 o'clock—the flower pots in the window had been shifted and the blinds disarranged—I picked up a broken garden pot.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-50" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NEWNHALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 450). I was called, and took the pri
<lb/>soner—he said "I have got into the wrong house, I meant to get in two doors higher up"—he appeared sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>), I went to this house about 4.15 a.m. after the prisoner had been taken to the station, and found on the drawers this portion of a file—there was a mark on the window, but I cannot say whether it was done with the file—the window was not secured, but the sash line was broken, and it was very difficult to open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had had too much drink, and found the window half open, but I did not go in with the intention of stealing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-52" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SCOONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I think he had been drinking; he was perfectly sober then, but he smelt of drink.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-55" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WALTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 67, Robert Street, Hampstead Road—on 23rd October, about 1.30 a.m., I was walking down Great Portland Street; as I passed Nelson's Hotel I met the prisoner and another man—they went one on each side of me, and each struck me a violent blow on the side of my head; I staggered, and they rushed at me again—I struggled with them and shouted "Police"—I had on this silver watch and chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I missed them—a gentleman rushed out of the Nelson's Hotel, and I cried out "They have stolen my watch"—the prisoner is one of the men—he was never out of my grasp—the gentleman said "Hold him, and I will give you assistance"—he blew a whistle—the prisoner said "Let me go, I will give you your watch"—I held out my hand and he put the watch into it—I held him till a policeman came, and I gave the watch to him—the chain was found about 4 yards away—the ring had been pulled off the watch—I had had a glass or two but was not drunk—I have no doubt the prisoner is one of the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had left home about 11 o'clock, and left Edgware Road a little before 12 o'clock, where I called at the New Inn for some drink—I met an officer's servant there—I don't think I had three glasses</p>
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<p>of drink—I do not recollect tumbling into the fire at the police-station—when I met the two men I did not jostle them into the road, nor did they ask me where I was coming—I did not lurch against one of them, and send him into the gutter—when I called out, the porter came out and tripped the prisoner up, but he went back when I had the prisoner pinned to the ground, and when he had gone the prisoner gave me my watch—I perhaps struck him twice, I had to defend myself—when I tripped him up his head went on the kerb.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-56" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ARCH</persName> </hi>. I am night porter at the Nelson Hotel—about 11.30 on this night I heard a noise outside, I went out, and saw three men; one ran away as soon as he saw me open the door—I stood behind a partition and saw the other two fighting—one of them said "You have got my watch, you b—"—the man was just throwing Walton on the floor a and time when I flew out and laid hold of him; it was the prisoner I am quite certain—he struck me on my forehead, and I took hold of him and threw him on the floor, and said to Walton "Hold him fast, and I will blow for an officer."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot swear the words were not "You would take my watch, would you?"—that is what I said before the Magistrate—I stopped till a policeman came up, but I stood a few yards away so as to keep my eye on the hotel door—I saw a piece of the chain lying on the pavement, but did not see the watch—I did not pick the prisoner out from others—I identified him in the dock at Marlborough Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner was arrested on the spot.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 426). I was on duty in Great Portland Street, heard a whistle, ran to a spot opposite Nelsons Hotel and saw Walton holding the prisoner down on the pavement—Walton said "I have been knocked down by this man, who has stolen my watch and chain"—I said "Where is the watch?" and Walton handed it to me—I said "How came you by the watch?"—he said "He said if I would let him setup he would give me the watch back"—I looked at his waistcoat, and saw that his chain was gone—I turned my light on, and found it on the pavement three or four yards off—I took the prisoner to the station; he gave his address 31, Great Tichfield Street, which was correct—Walton had been drinking, but was not drunk—he walked steadily.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was not exactly sober—he did not stagger into the fireplace at the station—he was excited—the prisoner never drew my attention to the fact that the prosecutor was drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Other people were there—I saw the knife in your hand—I did not rush across and strike you several times—I did not knock you into the gutter, or kick you in the ankle—I had not been with a young woman all the evening; my sister had—I had not been with her in the Walnut Tree—I did not see you speak to a young woman—you had plenty of time to throw the knife away; you got some hundreds of yards away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-61" type="surname" value="HOPPUS"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-61" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET HOPPUS</persName> </hi>. I am the sister of the last witness—I was walking down Eastfield Street on this evening with the prisoner's young woman, and saw my brother coming down about 50 yards behind, and all at once I heard a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>; I turned round and saw the prisoner standing over my brother with a knife—my brother said "I am stabbed"—the prisoner turned and walked away sharply—I saw a knife in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know what the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was about; it was all in a moment—I was not with my brother and a young man in the Walnut Tree—I never saw my brother that evening till I got to Eastfield Street—I did not see him interfere with you, or any
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—I saw no other young man there with whom my brother had a
<hi rend="italic">row.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-62" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SKIPP</persName> </hi>. I live at Eastfield Street—I saw the prisoner rush over the road to the prosecutor—I stood on the other side as I have got a bad hand—the prisoner knocked the prosecutor down—when I saw a knife in the prisoner's hand I rushed over and they knocked me down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was with you all the evening—I was coming down Eastfield Street—he did not rush over to you; you did to him—he did not knock you down; you knocked me down—Harriet Hoppus was 50 yards away when it occurred, I should think—I don't know how quickly she came up—I saw her come back with a policeman and with you when I got up from the ground—Hoppus was insensible—he told his sister he was slabbed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-63" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RAMPLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman HR</hi> 48). On the night of 6th November I heard cries of "Murder!" and "Police!"—I saw the prisoner walking towards me—the sister came up and told me the man who had gone up on the other side had stabbed her brother—I went across and stopped the prisoner—he said "I know nothing about it, as I never use a knife nor carry one"—he seemed surprised at being stopped—he had been drinking, but was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found no knife on you—you did not seem to try to get away—you spoke in a sober way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-64" type="given" value="EDWARD KING"/>EDWARD KING HOUCHIN</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon of Police at Stepney—I saw Hoppus on this night at the station—I found three small incised wounds on his left thigh, one about half an inch long and half an inch deep; a similar wound on his right thigh—his trousers were cut in places corresponding to the wounds—they must have been produced by some sharp instrument—force must have been used, as it has cut through a thick pair of trousers—there was also a long super
<lb/>ficial wound about 6 inches long, only through the skin over his left ear and by the side of his neck, immediately over the external jugular vein—that was caused by a sharp instrument—he was faint from loss of blood—he is quite well now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said to you "You should not use a knife," and</p>
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<p>you said that you had not—I don't remember you saying "Stabbed who?"—you were very unconcerned, because you were asleep when I came in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that some one eke must have stabbed the prosecutor; that there was a great crowd, and that he was accused on account of his having had a few words with the prosecutor.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second County</hi> assaulting him and occasioning him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ORFORD</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at the Royal Free Hospital, Gray's Inn Road—on the night of 13th October the prosecutor was brought there, suffering from an incised wound on the inner side of his right elbow—the wound was down to the bone—it must have been given by a sharp instrument from behind—his life was not in danger, but one of the large nerve-trunks of his arm was divided—he was in the hospital three weeks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 347). At 10.30 p.m. on 13th October I saw a crowd outside Peel's Coffee House—I went there and saw the prisoner fall down in the road apparently from a blow—I picked him up and asked him to go away—he was slightly drunk, I should say—another man was with him and they both went away—I saw nothing of the prosecutor, nor of the knife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 15th October, from information I received, I went to the Broadway, Ludgate Hill, and arrested the prisoner and another man on suspicion of stabbing—the prisoner said "Where?"—I said "Peel's Coffee House"—he said "What time?"—I said "After 10 at night"—he said "I can prove I was at home in bed at that time"—I took him to the Free Hospital, Gray's Inn Road, where the prosecutor identified him immediately he passed by his bed; he failed to identify the other man—I said "Make quite sure"—the prisoner put on his hat, and the prosecutor said "I am sure that is the man."</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am a whip maker, of Commercial Road—about 6.30 p.m. on 11th November I was at work—I heard a scuffle upstairs; I went up and saw the prisoners going out of my shop—I went outside, and saw Howard with one hand in White's left trousers pocket, and Freeman endeavouring to get his right hand into White's right trousers pocket—I endeavoured to get to him; I took him into my shop to give him pro
<lb/>tection—Howard tried to come in after him; I pushed him out three times—Freeman came to his assistance—Howard got down this whip (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from my shop, and struck White five or six times across the face with it—I tried to protect White, when Freeman got into my shop also—they tried to throw White down the stairs leading to my workshop—I put him into my back parlour—Howard said "I will have his b—life and money and yours too"—I said "You won't," and took hold of his throat with my left hand and wrested the whip from him with my right—he then picked up some pieces of cane and turned to scuffle with me—a policeman came, they tried to get away, and got among the crowd—I got them into my shop again and gave them in custody—I did not see the prosecutor strike either of the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-78" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BIRD</persName> </hi>. I live at Commercial Road—on 11th November, about six p.m., I was passing the whip maker's shop—I saw White there with his hands in his pockets; he was between the two prisoners, who were trying to get his hands out and force their hands in—he was crying out "Don't let them rob me; I am only a poor sailor"—there was a crowd—Freeman struck him in his face—he rushed into the shop for protection—Howard rushed in after him, and snatched a whip, and so brutally ill-used White over his head that next day he seemed only held together with sticking plaster—Howard was smoking a cigar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Howard.</hi> White was bleeding after you went into the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Freeman.</hi> You struck him on the threshold; he was incapable of striking you; he was so drunk—you were the worse for drink, but nothing like White was.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-79" type="given" value="ROBERT THOMAS"/>ROBERT THOMAS BOOTH</persName> </hi>. I live at White Horse Street—I was in Com
<lb/>mercial Road—I saw a crowd and heard some one halloaing out "I will give 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. if any one will bring a policeman"—the two prisoners had White lying down on the ground—as I came up White ran into the whip maker's shop—Howard ran in after him, picked this whip off the counter, and struck him, knocking and cutting him about the head very frightfully—I saw Freeman hit him with his fist—a gentleman got in between them—I did not see the prisoners put their hands in White's pockets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Howard.</hi> You hit White with this whip, which Stewart took away from you—you picked up a cane to strike Stewart with—I did not see him strike you—I saw your eye cut.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 401). I was called to this shop and saw Howard with a cane—I took him in custody; he was sober—he was very violent; on the way to the station he tried to throw me down—with assistance I put handcuffs on him—Freeman followed him to the station where he said "That is the other man"—I took Freeman outside the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Howard.</hi> You did not go quietly at first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in their defence said that White attacked them first, and that they only acted in self-defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>able value were left in the van—we then went to the coffee-shop at the west end of Long Acre to have some soup, and were absent between three and five minutes, and when I came out I saw nothing of the dray—I went to Bow Street Police-station, and the other man went to try and see the van—at the station I saw the van with all the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE BEADLESTONE</persName> </hi>. I am a porter employed at the London Bankruptcy Court, Lincoln's Inn Fields—on 11th November, between 2.40 and 8 o'clock, I was outside King's College Hospital, and saw the prisoner galloping the dray towards me, and as he was turning into Portsmouth Street he collided with the kerb and fell off the van over the side on to the pavement—I ran after the horse and stopped it about 50 yards farther on, held it. and handed it over to the police—before that they had assisted the prisoner to the hospital—I did not go to Bow Street because I had to go back to my situation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HEAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 322). On 11th November, in the after
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-18871121 t18871121-19-punishment-12"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18871121-20-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>to indecently assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18871121-20-offence-1 t18871121-name-87"/>Leah Hyams</persName>, aged five years and six months.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-18871121 t18871121-20-punishment-13"/>Two Years' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18871121-21-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-21-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to four indictments for forging and uttering orders for the payment of 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and 6
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18871121-22-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a cheque for the payment of 30
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi> (40)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18871121-23-offence-1 t18871121-name-92"/>John Johnson</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-24-18871121 t18871121-24-punishment-17"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18871121-25-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an acquittance for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing an order for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the goods of his masters,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18871121-25-offence-2 t18871121-name-96"/>the Guardians of the Poor for the parish of Paddington.</persName></rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-18871121 t18871121-25-punishment-18"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOAN CRAVEN</hi> (40)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-26-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-26-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18871121-26-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-26-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>to feloniously throwing a corrosive fluid upon
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-98" type="surname" value="ORMSTON"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18871121-26-offence-1 t18871121-name-98"/>William Ormston</persName>, with intent to burn and disable and do grievous bodily harm.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18871121-26-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-26-18871121 t18871121-26-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day see Kent eases</hi>.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LEVY EMIL BRISSO</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18871121-27-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining by false pre
<lb/>tences two bills of exchange for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-100" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA HESS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep a provision shop at Sandringham Buildings, Charing Cross Road—in August last I had two bills of exchange for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., which would fall due on November 9th and 10th, and on August 18th Mr. Pruniere, my traveller, introduced the prisoner to me, who said that he was employed at the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi>, Threadneedle Street, as a clerk—I knew that to be a banking firm—he said that he could get my bills discounted, and would charge me 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I gave them to him, and he wrote this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in my presence—that was Thursday, and he said he would get the money on Saturday—I did not see him again till October 4th, but in the mean time I received these two post-cards, which I have compared with the receipt, and believe them to be in his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">These bore the post-marks of August 26th and 27th, stating that he had not been able to get the bills discounted yet, but would call on the witness.</hi>)I next saw him early in October in Finsbury Circus—I took hold of his arm and said "Halloa, what have you done with my bills?" I will not leave you till you give me up bills—he said "Madam, I am in a hurry on business, to-night I will come to your shop"—I left him he did not come that night, though I waited for him till 10 o'clock—I knew his lodging, 22, Smith Street, Clerkenwell, and went there several times—on 13th October I went there with Mr. Lazarus, my lawyer's clerk, and asked him again about the bills—he said that he had them at his office in the City—I asked where his office was—he said that was no business of mine, but he would write to me and make me a proposition in the morning—I refused a proposition, and said that I wanted my bills—next morning, 14th October, I went with Mr. Lazarus to Finsbury Market, in consequence of information I received from France, and saw the prisoner outside No. 4—he turned round to go away, but we caught hold of him and asked him for the bills, and Mr. Lazarus</p>
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<p>went into No. 4, where "Bertram, Baring, and Co." was on the door—he said "That is not my office," and ran out—I next saw him at the Court after he was arrested—I have seen the bills since, in France—I have never received any money or value for them—it was on the faith of his representation that he was a clerk in the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi> that I gave him the bills to get discounted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in Boulogne last week; I have been there a fortnight—I was there before November 9—he was introduced to me as a young man employed in the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi>—theprisoner said so also, and Madame Petit heard him—she is a woman I used to employ, who used to come to my shop—I hope she is a respectable person—my traveller travelled for me in wine—I am agent for several houses in France—I do not know where the traveller is; he robbed me dreadfully—Madame Petit did not rob me, but there is something else; I don't want to make her acquaintance—she keeps a shop, if you like to call it so—I did not go to her and ask her to say that she heard the prisoner say that he was a clerk at the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi>; what business should I have to say what was not true?—I had no business to do with her; she was a friend of the prisoner—I did not go and ask her to be a witness or see her about the case—the prisoner said that he would get the bills dis
<lb/>counted; not that he would try to do so—mine is a very fine shop; there was not a distress there, but I have closed it since—I went to the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi> the week afterwards—the prisoner did not come to me two or three days after I gave him the bills and speak to me about them; he never came—I did not supply him with stamps in Madame Petit's presence, nor did he then say that he had not been able to get them dis
<lb/>counted; I never saw him—from what I heard I went to Lavondier, who is not here; I wish he was—I did not say that if Lavondier would take the bills I would take 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money and the rest in goods—Lavondier does not sell the kind of goods which I use in my shop; he keeps an office and cellar like those French swindlers—I did not get the prisoner to put "
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi>" on the receipt; that is a thing I should do another time—Madame Petit can also prove that he mentioned the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi>—when he mentioned a person to discount the bills I did not know that it was Lavondier.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am going to re-open my business next Saturday—I am very anxious to see Lavondier—I have applied for a warrant against him, but he has gone abroad—Madame Petit is not a friend of mine at present.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-101" type="given" value="JESS ARTHUR"/>JESS ARTHUR ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. I am English correspondent at the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi>, 52, Threadneedle Street, and have been engaged there a good many years—I do not know the prisoner; he has never been employed there—I do not know whether he has been employed in Paris.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-102" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST LAZARUS</persName> </hi>. On 13th October I went with Madame Hess to 22, Smith Street, Clerkenwell, and saw the prisoner—I told him we had come to demand the bills he had of Madame Hess—he said "I have not got the bills; they are at my office"—she asked him in French to write down where his office was; he refused, and said he would come in the morning and make a proposal to her—she said that she did not want his proposal—we saw him next morning outside 4, Finsbury Market, with three bundles of wood in his arms—when he saw us he turned round and commenced walking away; we followed him—he turned round, and I</p>
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<p>asked him for the bills; he made no reply—I left him in the hall with Madame Hess, and went up to the first floor of No. 4—the name of Baring was up, but there was nothing in the room—I went down again and he had run away; we followed him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-103" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOLDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective C</hi>). On 17th October I went to 22, Smith Street, Clerkenwell, saw the prisoner, and told him I had a warrant for his arrest—he said that he could not understand English—I read the warrant and his wife translated it—I took him to the station, searched his room, and found a number of letters and other papers in his pocket book at the station, signed De la Rue and Co., to firms abroad, asking for samples of goods—I also found several letters at 4, Finsbury Market, where "Baring and Co." was on the door; they are communications with a man named Lavondier—some are signed "Brisso" and some "Joan and Co.," all in the same writing—I found on him a letter which he had written to Madame Hess, but not posted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said that it was a case of fraud for two bills—he said "I have not got the bills and had none of the money for them"—that was the first thing he said—he has been in custody ever since.
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-104" type="given" value="MARIAN"/>MARIAN PETIT</persName> </hi>. I keep a shop at 30, Shaftesbury Avenue—I know Madame Hess—I was present when she gave the prisoner two bills—I heard all that was said—the prisoner did not say that he was employed at the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi>—Mr. Prunier was there—Madame Hess said "Will you pass those bills through the bank?"—the prisoner said "I will pass them through my bank if the references are good"—nothing was said about what bank it was—I saw the bills—a few days afterwards I was with Madame Hess at Brisso's place, who said "The references are not good, and you cannot have the money from the bank; I will try again and give them to another gentleman"—nothing was said about the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi>—Madame Hess afterwards saw Brisso at my place—he asked for a stamp to put on the bills, and she gave him one, and said "If you can give me 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. or 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in money I will take the rest in goods"—he said that he would give the bills to Lavondier, and she said "Yes"—I am not a friend of Brisso's—on the day Madame Hess had first been to the Court she called on me, and said "Do you remember if Mr. Brisso said he was employed at the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte?</hi>"—I said "No, I do not"—she said "If you heard so will you be a witness?"—I said "If I am a witness I will tell the truth," and she did not call me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Newton, the prisoner's solicitor, asked me last week to come here as a witness—I knew that the case was on at the police-court twice, but I did not go there—a week after Madame Hess gave me the bills she came and asked me to go to see him—I was a great friend of hers, but I did not know Brisso, and I have only been to his place once since—the second interview was in my place about a week after—I am certain a bank was mentioned at the first interview—they could not have said anything about the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi> without my hearing it—the prisoner was not a friend of mine, but he called in once to see me when he was passing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-105" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA HESS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>).I went to the
<hi rend="italic">Comptoir D'Escompte</hi> about a week after I gave the prisoner the bills—I have received cheques there before.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November 23rd</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman YR</hi> 25). On 22nd October I received the prisoner in custody—I said "A woman wishes to give you into custody for bigamy, where is the second woman you married?"—he said "Here she is," pointing to a woman by his side—his first wife was present, and produced a marriage certificate—the prisoner said "I have not seen her for about 12 years, and some time ago I saw Mr. Hosack at Clerkenwell and asked him if I could marry again, as I had not seen my wife for so long a time, and believed her dead; I had three children born by the woman that I was living with, and wished to have some children born in wedlock"—I asked the second wife to produce her certificate—she did so, and then I went to the station with him—I have compared the two certificates with the original register; they are true copies. (
<hi rend="italic">The first certificate was of the marriage on 20th March</hi>, 1871,
<hi rend="italic">of Frederick Holt and Ellin Caroline Briggs at St. Giles's, Cripplegate, and the second on</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th July</hi>, 1885,
<hi rend="italic">at St. Mary's, Newington, of George Frederick Molt, widower, and Rachel Poole, widow, after banns.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-109" type="given" value="LETITIA"/>LETITIA WATH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Walter Wath, a carman—I am the prisoner's wife's sister—I was present at her marriage to the prisoner in 1871—a few weeks after marriage they separated—I have seen the prisoner frequently since the separation—he has asked after his wife, how she was, and how many children she had—he knew she was living with
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi> Nunn—she had children by Nunn, and I told the prisoner so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you last three years ago—you saw me with my mother in the London Road—I saw you in your shop in the Kent Road, and drank with you three times in a month—you showed me the ring of the person you were living with in 1883; you said you had three children by her—you said you wished your wife was dead so that you might marry the other—you were always fighting—it is 15 years since your wife lived with
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi> Nunn, who is a soldier—she lived with you five weeks at first—my mother took her away because she was nearly dying with inflammation—she is alive and in Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-110" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BRIGGS</persName> </hi>. I live at 60, Palmerston Road, Battersea Park Road, and am the mother of Ellen Caroline Holt and of the last witness—I was present at her marriage—they separated within a month of the marriage, because the prisoner ill used her—eight or nine weeks after they came together again—I have seen the prisoner several times since, and had conversation with him with regard to his wife—he always asked how she was and how she was getting on—I said as well as could be expected, because she was ill—she had several children by the man she was living with; she is in Court—the conversation took place as late as 18 months ago, when I saw him last—before that I saw him three years ago in the London Road in my daughter's presence—he asked after his wife, and said if he had not been married he could have married a woman with a good business; that was in 1885; I don't know the date—I think it must have been very early in the spring, because it was very cold.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you in the London Road and drank with you in the South London public-house adjoining the Music Hall—I cannot remember if a man or woman served us.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-111" type="surname" value="POOLE"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-111" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL POOLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 34, Drummond Street, St. Pancras—on 30th July I was married to the prisoner at St. Mary's, Newington—I lived with him till a month ago—we have lived very unhappily ever since we have been together—I have had five children by him, none born in wedlock; three died—I lived with him six years before our marriage—I was a widow, and had had six children before; four only were alive—his first wife gave him in charge through me—I never saw her till the 19th October this year—I knew he had been married, but only found out about six months ago that she was alive—he told me he had been married and could not agree with the woman, and that he had illused her till she left him—he said he should be a better man if I would go to church with him, and I thought if he went into church he might alter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You went to ask the Magistrate his advice; I don't know what he said—you helped to bring up my four children; we each worked—I have had no comfort since I lived with you—I never wanted to go into church with you; I begged you not to go to church—you have been cruel to me and my children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that he had not seen his wife for</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">years, and believed she was dead, and that he went and asked a Magistrate's opinion before the second marriage took place.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury, as he had consulted a Magistrate.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18871121-29-offence-1 t18871121-name-114"/>Samuel Mordecai</persName>, and stealing a tray and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PATRICKENRIGHT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi>). On 8th November, at 1.30 a.m., I was in plain clothes in the Mile End Road with Rosentreter and Osborne, and saw the prisoners and a third man—from their coming, together, and then parting, and then meeting again, I watched them for about 10 minutes, and then stopped, and Russell, searched him, and found concealed inside his coat this plated basket—he became very violent and endeavoured to get away—Brooks attempted to run away, but was captured by Roseutreter and Osborne; the third man got away—Russell appeared bulky—I felt him about the waist of his, trousers, and said "What have you got here?"—he said "Look for yourself"—I found this dish inside his trousers, which were buttoned over it—I took it out with difficulty; he was violent—I took him to the station; he was never out of my custody—I have no doubt about Brooks being the other man—they were conveyed to the station and charged with unlaw
<lb/>ful possession—from what I was told I went to the Bancroft Road and examined the house—I found an entry had been effected by forcing open the area window and opening the shutters inside the windows—I found several
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> marks on the outer part of the window—the shutters were smashed—the prisoners were afterwards charged with breaking into the premises of Mr. Mordecai in Bancroft Road, and stealing property—Brooks</p>
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<p>said "A man gave it to me to carry"—Russell said nothing—they were together at that time in the dock at the police-station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-115" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROSENTRETER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 350). I was with Enright on this morning in Mile End Road in plain clothes, and watched Brooks and Russell, who were loitering about in a suspicious manner—I saw Enright take hold of Russell—Brooks was making off, and I seized him after running about 10 yards—I examined him; he had these plated dishes under his coat and in his coat pockets behind—he struggled violently to get away—I took him to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 123). I went to the Bancroft Road on 8th November about 3 a.m.—I found this small lamp which the prosecutor identified in the yard.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-117" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY MORDECAI</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Samuel Mordecai—we live in the Bancroft Road, Mile End—I locked up our premises about a quarter to 1 between the night of the 7th and the morning of the 8th November—the area window and the shutters were shut and fastened—these articles are my husband's property—on the night of the 7th they were in a glass cupboard in the breakfast room in the basement; the room where this window was—about 1.30 I was awoke by a constable; the window was then open, the blind cut away, and the shutters burst open—these things were gone; their value is about 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-118" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN BLOOM</persName> </hi>. I live at the Bancroft Road, and manage Mr. Mordecai's cigar business—on 8th November, about a quarter to 1 a.m., I fastened the shutters in the breakfast parlour downstairs—about 1.30 I was aroused, and found the shutters, burst open, and missed these goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in their statements before the Magistrate and in their defence said that two coloured men had offered them a half-sovereign to carry the things.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I stopped the prisoners about five minutes' walk from where the burglary was committed—the man who ran away was not a coloured man; I know him well.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROOKS</hi>*,
<hi rend="largeCaps">RUSSELL</hi>†.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18871121-30-offence-1 t18871121-name-121"/>Francis Endsleigh</persName>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-122" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ENDSLEIGH</persName> </hi>. I live at 70, Bennington Street, Endell Street, and am a porter at Covent Garden Market—about 11.15 p.m. on 23rd Oct. I was standing at the corner of Neal Street with three others—the prisoner came up with two men, one of whom had a parcel under his arm—someone passing by said to one of them "Have you got a pair of trousers for sale?"—I had my back turned to the prisoner and the other two then—we went to go home, I had a dog in my hand and went to give it to the cabman it belonged to, who was one of the three with me—I gave him the dog and he was going home, when someone halloaed out "Look out, he has got a knife"—I turned round to the prisoner and said "If there was a policeman here I would give you in charge; what do you want to pull a knife out for?"—he turned round and made a stab at me—I put up my hand and caught the knife in my wrist—the prisoner then ran away up Shaftesbury Avenue—I ran after him; I got some distance before I knew I was stabbed—I ran up against a policeman,</p>
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<p>who was just coming round the corner—I called the policeman to take the knife out of the prisoner's hand—he did so, and took him to Marl
<lb/>borough Street—he took me to Middlesex Hospital, where my wound was dressed—I am an out-patient there now—the hospital bandage is on my wrist, the wound is just in the sinews of my fingers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner (through an Interpreter</hi>). It was just at the corner of Neal Street you wounded me—you never spoke to me at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am not able to do much work yet—I ought to have gone to the hospital this morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-123" type="given" value="BENJAMIN WILLIAM"/>BENJAMIN WILLIAM SHAUM</persName> </hi>. I am a card-case maker, of 45, Neal Street, Long Acre—I was with the prosecutor on 23rd October, at 11.20, at the corner of Neal Street—we and a friend had come out of a public-house in Great St. Andrew's Street about 11 o'clock—we were having an argument about a dog for about 20 minutes at the corner of Neal Street when the prisoner and two other men passed along—somebody said "How much for the old trousers?"—some strangers were going across the road—the prosecutor, I, and our friend went towards my door, when some
<lb/>body on the opposite side said "Look out, he has got a penknife out"—we turned round and I saw the prisoner make a plunge at Endsleigh, who halloaed out "I am stabbed"—the prisoner ran away up Shaftes
<lb/>bury Avenue; a policeman stopped him and took the knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) out of his hand, open—there had been no scuffle before the stabbing—I did not see the knife till the policeman took it from the prisoner's hand; it was then open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-124" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL BYWATER</persName> </hi>. I am a painter's labourer, of 2, King's Head Yard, Short's Gardens—on 23rd October, about 11.15, I was with Ends
<lb/>leigh and Shaum at the corner of Neal Street—some people came along and said "How much for the old pair of trousers?" or something like that—going towards home somebody crossed the road and said "Mind the knife"—looking round I saw the prisoner with a knife in his hand; something was shining, I daresay it was the blade—the prosecutor said he was stabbed, and then the prisoner ran up Shaftesbury Avenue—a constable took this knife out of his hand at the top of the avenue—the prosecutor ran after the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD JOHNS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 115). On 23rd October, about 11.20, I was on duty in Shaftesbury Avenue, and saw the prisoner on the ground and the prosecutor on top of him—the prosecutor said the prisoner had stabbed him with a knife—the prisoner had this knife in his right hand—I took it from him—it was open, and notched like this—the prose
<lb/>cutor was bleeding from his wrist—the prisoner seemed' to be in a very excited state of fear, he did not seem under the influence of drink, nor was the prosecutor at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The knife was dry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "A thing like this never happened before, and will never, I hope, happen again. They insulted us, I ran away, and when I found I was on the ground I used the knife in self-defence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18871121-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-126" type="given" value="FRANCESCO"/>FRANCESCO TUSSO</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a mason, living at 62, Neal Street—I was coming back from work, and stopped in front of my door when some people (I cannot say if the prosecutor was one) struck me twice, and I was suddenly taken by fear and ran away, and saw nothing more—I</p>
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<p>did not see you wound the prosecutor, I saw him get to you, but I ran away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18871121-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18871121-name-127" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-127" type="surname" value="D'ELLERE"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-127" type="given" value="GUSMEO"/>GUSMEO D'ELLERE</persName> </hi>. I live at 62, Neal Street, the same house as the prisoner, and am a cook out of work—we were going home to sleep about 11 p.m., when five Englishmen came up and struck Tusso and threw him on the ground—then the prisoner took his defence, and the five of them jumped on the prisoner—the prosecutor is one of the five—they threw the prisoner on the ground, then I and Tusso ran away—I saw no knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that he was speaking to his friends outside his house when some one pushed against him and said "What b—language these men are speaking!" that they got the prisoner and his companions into the middle of them and said "What are you doing here; go into your b——country;" that they did not answer, but Pried to get into their house, when one of the Englishmen struck one of the Italians and threw him on the ground; that the five put themselves in a position to fight him, and seeing that his friends had run, he tried to run also to find a policeman; that they ran after him, and tripped him up, and that being taken by fear, he called for a policeman, and taking out the knife, made a backward movement with it, but that he could not understand how my wound was caused.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-128" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ENDSLEIGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I don't remember seeing D'Ellere there—I don't believe they were there at all—there were only three of them, one a very tall man—I did not jump on the prisoner—the constable found me on him, when I got hold of him and threw him down I was on him, I fell down with him in Shaftesbury Avenue; he stabbed me at the corner of Neal Street—he was running about like a madman, flourishing his knife about—we could not get near him because of the knife till he saw the constable coming, then he stopped and I got on top of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18871121-30-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-18871121 t18871121-30-punishment-22"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Smith.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUX</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-131" type="given" value="IRWIN"/>IRWIN MAGIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi> 240). About 11.20 on the night of 29th Octo
<lb/>ber I was on duty in Charing Cross Road, and was called to a lodging-house, and there saw the deputy keeper and the prisoner, who was under the influence of drink—he was sitting on a seat, and was swearing and wanting to fight—the deputy said he had no right there, as he had not paid his lodgings, and he asked me to assist him in putting him out—I then persuaded the prisoner to go to the top of the stairs—he then refused to go any farther until he had fought the deputy, and I then caught hold of his left arm and the deputy went to the other ride, and we put him out—I then advised him to go away quietly, and left him—after that I was called to a shop in Cranbourne Street; I was in uniform with a badge round my arm—I was going towards there, and had got within 20 yards of the shop when I suddenly felt a blow at the right side of my</p>
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<p>neck, and immediately my mouth was filled with blood, and I put up my hand to my neck, and found it was blood—I turned round and saw the prisoner running away from me—I threw off my cape and ran after him and caught him at the corner of Charing Cross Road and Cranbourne Street, and he then fell down—I blew my whistle for assistance and kept the prisoner on the ground, but no constable came, and feeling myself becoming weaker, I asked a man to get a cab, and with his assistance I went to the hospital—I could not hold the prisoner any longer, and directly I got in the cab and left hold of him he ran away—I have no doubt the prisoner is the man that I turned out of the lodging house—I next saw him in the yard of the police-station after I came out of the hos
<lb/>pital—I was six days an in-patient, and I am still on the sick list—the prisoner was standing amongst others when I saw him, and I identified him as the man who had assaulted me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was not very drunk, nor violent, but he used violent words and was excited—I did not see the deputy strike the prisoner at all—the prisoner resisted when we put him out—we had to use some violence, but not a considerable amount—he swore at the keeper—I advised the prisoner to go home, and then thought no more of him until I was forcibly reminded—I don't recollect saying after I had caught the prisoner, "Good God, what is the matter with my neck!"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-132" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-132" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 57, Castle Street, Charing Cross Road, and am deputy keeper of that lodging-house—about 11.15 p.m. on Saturday, 29th October last, the prisoner was there drunk, and was creating a distur
<lb/>bance; I sent for the constable to have him turned out—he had paid his money up to that night—when constable Magin came the prisoner was very obstinate, and I assisted in turning him out—he would not go upon persuasion, and then we took hold of him and put him out—no violence was used; the constable acted more as a father to him; he was very kind to him—before the constable came, about 11 o'clock, I had noticed a kind of scratch over one of the prisoner's eyes from which blood was oozing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has lived in this lodging-house I should say three months—I have had a row with him once before; that was when he was drunk, and I was assisting him upstairs to bed, and he struck me in the face—he was very drunk on this night—I did not use any slipper to him, or strike him—he did not resist going out, but he did not go out quietly—he did not swear at me; he is a man that does not use bad language, and there is not a quieter man in the house when he is not in drink, but when he is in drink he is very quarrelsome—as a rule tailors get drunk on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PRITCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a coach-builder's labourer living at 59, Charing Cross Road—on Saturday night, 29th October, I saw the prose
<lb/>cutor in Charing Cross Road—when he got to the corner of Charing Cross Road and Cranbourne Street, the prisoner ran up behind him, and stabbed him a blow with his clenched fist in the side of the neck, and then ran away—the constable then threw off his cape, and ran after him—I picked up the cape and followed them—when the constable got up to the prisoner he fell, and then went to get up again, and the constable kept him down—I then looked at the constable's neck, and said "You are stabbed in the neck," and he asked me to get a cab,</p>
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<p>and I assisted him to the hospital—the prisoner then ran away, and about 5 o'clock the same morning I saw him at Vine Street Police-station, and identified him as the man who had stabbed the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18871121-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18871121-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-134" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-134" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and live at 7, Devonshire Street, Theobald's Road—on this night I was with my wife in Charing Cross Road, and saw the police constable walking along, and then saw some one come up behind him, and strike him in the side of the neck, but I did not see what it was with—I afterwards saw the man who had struck him, and identified him as the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was too dark to see whether or not the man was smoking who ran up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-135" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SOAPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 155). About 3.30 on the morning of 30th October I was on duty in the Seven Dials, and in consequence of information I received I went to 29, Castle Street, and there saw the prisoner—I told him I should take him in custody on suspicion of stabbing Police Constable 240 C on the previous night, Saturday the 29th, in Charing Cross Road—he said he knew nothing about it—he was then drunk—I afterwards searched him, and found two knives and two bodkins—one is a pen-knife, and one a pocket knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The knives had dirt upon them, but I did not see any blood—there was no blood upon the bodkins—there was a pipe lying on the table when I arrested the prisoner, and he asked me to let him take it, but I would not, because I thought he wanted it for smoking purposes, and they are generally taken away at the police-station—I could not say whether it was a wooden or clay pipe.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18871121-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18871121-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-136" type="surname" value="BARTON"/>
<interp inst="t18871121-name-136" type="given" value="GEORGE PIGGOTT"/>GEORGE PIGGOTT BARTON</persName> </hi>. I am house physician at Charing Cross Hospital—on this Saturday night, between 11 and 12, I was present when the constable was brought there bleeding from a small wound at the side of the neck, and blood was also coming from the mouth—it was just such a wound as might have been inflicted with the blade of a knife, either of these knives might have produced it—it was a dangerous part, being near the large vessels of the neck—I don't see the possibility of a pointed clay pipe or an amber-pointed pipe producing such a wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a straight incised wound—there was no con
<lb/>fusion outside the wound—I did not fit either of the knives or bodkins with the wound—it was done with something with a sharp edge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18871121-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18871121-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-137" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BOWER</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital—I saw the constable on Sunday morning, the 30th, about 10 o'clock, and he remained under my care until 4th November, and he is still an out-patient—it was such a wound as might have been caused with a pen-knife—it must have been an extraordinary pipe to have caused such a wound, and it must have been done with some force.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I say that I am not guilty. I struck him with the pipe in my hand when he knocked me in the eye, and gave me a black eye, and also kicked me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognisances in</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to keep the peace for</hi> 12
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<hi rend="italic">He received an excellent character, and the prosecutor recommended him to mercy.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Tovey.</hi> It was half-past eight when I saw you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hussey.</hi> You asked the deputy to come to the police-court, and I asked him also, but he refused.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jordan's Defence.</hi> I had nothing to do; I should hardly have sold the shirt off my back if I had money. I have had no shirt since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hussey in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence said that he was in bed all night and got up at six a.m. and met Tovey.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Tovey's Defence.</hi> If I was guilty I should not have gone to the station, I should have waited till I was called. Cooper is jealous of me about a young woman, and he said he would pay me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by Tovey</hi>). I was not with your brother's wife before they got married, cuddling her round her neck in the White Lion public-house; it is false.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indicment against Jordan for burglary.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My husband did not strike you before you went behind him and struck him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "The prosecutor's face was bleeding even before I hit him, and he struck me, so I struck him back."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I saw the prosecutor fighting with somebody else, who I believe was some relation. He came up to me after the policeman had dispersed the crowd, and struck me; whether he mistook me for somebody else I do not know. I struck him again, and the policeman knocked me down. I got up and ran away, but the policeman took me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for an indecent assault.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The proceedings at the County Court nothing put in, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., the money of
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in copper in bowls, one by the entrance of the, doorway to the private staircase, and the other round the far side of the bar, both behind the counter—in the morning I found every farthing of it gone—that money belonged to Mr. Deakin, my employer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 146). About 3 o'clock on the morning of 9th November I was on duty in St. Martin's Lane—I noticed the high in the bar of the Angel and Crown was turned on full, which was unusual—I looked over the window, and into the private bar and saw the prisoner lying on the floor—I rang the bell, and Mr. Halsey came down and gave the prisoner into my custody—I took him to the station, and he was charged—after that I searched, and found on him 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze in his trousers pocket, and farthings and halfpence in his jacket pocket—I also found a box of silent matches—about a yard from where I saw the prisoner I found a packet of French bronze, 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in a paper bag—the fanlight was wide open, and forced out of its socket, lying on the sash; there was room for some one to come through—I examined the premises and found footmarks on the window sill, and on the gas bracket outside—when I found the prisoner lying on the floor, Halsey said "How did you Ket there?"—he said "A man pushed me through the fanlight"—after
<lb/>wards he denied it—at the station he said "I got through myself," when I asked him how he got there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-170" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>MR. ARTHUR GILL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a builder and contractor of Christchurch Road, Brondesbury—the prisoner is a mason, and has executed contracts for me—on several occasions I have paid him by bills, cheques, and cash—on 5th November I sent my son to my bankers, Lacy and Hartland, 60, West Smithfield, with a cheque for wages, and he brought back my pass
<lb/>book and this document (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the body of it and the endorsement are in the prisoner's writing—the acceptance is not mine, nor with my authority—I cannot swear whose writing it is; it does not resemble mine at all (
<hi rend="italic">The bill was "Three months after date pay to my order 25 l. for value received" signed "George Truscott, junior" addressed to "Mr. Hancock, accepted payable at Lacy, Hartland and Co.</hi>, 60,
<hi rend="italic">West Smithfield, William Hancock" and endorsed</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">G. Truscott, junior"</hi>)—that was honoured by my bankers, and I was charged with the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by them—I have had bills drawn by the prisoner that have been paid—I made a charge against him—I saw him at the station on 5th November—he said he had no intention to defraud—I sent the bills to my bankers, and they sent it to the London and County Bank, the prisoner's bankers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I swear I had given you no authority whatever to raise money for me—I wrote this letter to you (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner read a letter of 3rd October</hi>, 1886)—I did not write that in answer to a letter from you saying you could not raise money—I have not got the previous letter—I did not write this letter because I was annoyed at you not being able to raise money—I did not say at the police-court I gave you a bill and money which you stuck to—on February 17th you drew bills for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said "That is more than you are entitled to"—you said "I will bring your bill back for 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and you can hold that"—I never got it back; then I had to work it back by this contract—this bill was certainly not to pay a post-dated cheque that I gave you previously—I did not give you a post-dated cheque for work you had done for me in Warwick Lane—the 17th February bill is a genuine one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never gave the prisoner authority to put my name on the back of a bill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I cannot explain at this moment why I wrote that letter to you, that would not authorise you to forge my name.; this is not the only one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-172" type="given" value="ALFRED ERNEST"/>ALFRED ERNEST HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—on 5th November I went to Messrs. Lacy and Hartland, where I received the pass book; in it was this bill—I gave it to my father—I know the prisoner's writing—the body of this, the drawer's name, and endorsement are in his writing—I don't know the writing of the acceptance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-173" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GURNEY</persName> </hi>. I live at the Skiddaw Hotel, 46, Chippenham Road, Harrow Road, and am manager to William Guest, the proprietor—occasionally he discounted bills to oblige customers; very seldom—the prisoner gave me this bill on 5th August, and asked me if I would oblige him by getting it discounted—I said I would try—he said he wanted it for wages, "I hope you will get it to-day if you can"—I sent it on to Mr.</p>
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<p>Guest, who was unwell at the time—I gave the prisoner 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. on account about half an hour after he brought me the bill—I saw him every day after that till he was charged—on 2nd November he came in about 12 o'clock, and asked me to pick up the bill—I said "I will if I can, but I am afraid you are too late; I will ask Mr. Guest as soon as I can see him"—the prisoner gave me 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the bill fell due on 2nd November—I saw Mr. Guest, and asked him to pick up the bill, but the bill was passed through—I went to Mr. Guest's bank, the London and County, Harrow Road, and paid the money in for them to pick the bill up in case it came back—it was too late, the bill was passed through—I left the money there in case the bill came back—the prisoner had never previously to that asked me not to present the bill—the bill was paid in on let November.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew nothing of the acceptor; I really trusted you customer—I did not know the bill was a forgery—I suppose I have discounted 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for you before as far as I know—I could not say if we could have trusted you again but for this—if we had found it all right I dare say we should have done it again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner came in about 12 o'clock—I could not get to the London and County Bank till five minutes past 1.</p>
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<interp inst="t18871121-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ENGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier to Messrs. Lacy, Hartland, and Co., bankers, of Smithfield—this bill came to us through the London and County Bank, and we paid it on 2nd November at midday—it was left at 11 o'clock and called for again at 1 o'clock—I looked at it when it came—there is a similarity to Mr. Hancock's writing about it; it is not in his writing, but it was near enough to-deceive me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on 5th November about 9 o'clock in Chippenham Road, Paddington—I told him that Mr. Hancock charged him with forging and uttering a bill for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—he said "Can I see Mr. Gurney?"—I said "Yes, at the station"—at the station the charge was read to him, and he said "I did not intend to defraud; I gave Mr. Gurney 25
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner came to me some time in October and asked me to negotiate this bill for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I said "Well, is the other all right"—he said "Yes, it will be all right"—I said "Very well, I will try and get this one done for you."—I got it done for him, and gave him the money—I gave him 20
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<hi rend="italic">This bill was addressed to William Hancoch by George Truscott, jun., endorsed by G. Truscott, jun.</hi>) When the prisoner gave me the 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I found I could not get the other bill back, he said I had better keep it for this one.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). After I had charged the prisoner this other bill was shown me—it is drawn and endorsed by the prisoner; it is a fac-simile of the other one; it is not my signature.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that he thought he could use Hancock's name, and that he had no intention to defraud, as was shown by his paying in the money on the day the bill became due.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.] Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a bicycle from
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
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<hi rend="italic">Three Weeks' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-43-18871121 t18871121-43-punishment-33"/>and Twelve Strokes with a Birch Rod.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 7
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD MOORE</hi>*.—
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HENRY MOORE</hi>.——
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<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, November</hi