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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-1" type="given" value="na"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FIFTH SESSION, HELD FEBRUARY 27TH, 1888.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-2" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-3" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</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, February 27th, 1888, and following days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">POLYDORE
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-4" type="given" value="na"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-6" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-8" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RENALS</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLET</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-14" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LL</hi>. 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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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM ALPHEUS HIGGS</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-18" type="given" value="na"/>DE KEYSER</persName>, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than ones in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and two other sums as a member of co-partnership.</rs> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution offered no evidence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>324.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change, and she went away—I looked at that shilling about a minute afterwards, and found it was bad, and put it on the shelf—she came again on the 4th of February, and bought some more pieces, and paid me with a shilling—I put it in my teeth, and found it was bad—I said "This is a bad one, and I am going to give you in charge for passing two other bad ones"—she said "Is it a bad one?" and offered to pay me with a good coin—I refused it, sent for a constable, and gave her in charge—I told him she had passed two others—she made no reply—these are the three coins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say I had a suspicion about another woman—I recognised the second coin as being bad at the time, but I thought it was not worth while following you then, as I thought you would come again, and you did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am sure she is the same person who passed all the three bad coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-34" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PRICE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 235). I was called to Messrs. Adams's shop on 4th February, and the prisoner was given into my charge with these three coins by the last witness—the prisoner said nothing—I then told her she would have to come to the station—she said she had been there one of the days, but she could not say which—I then asked her if she acknowledged passing the bad coins—she said that she did on the 4th, but she did not believe she passed the other one on the Tuesday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-35" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN GARTON</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the Dalston Lane Police-station—I searched the prisoner when she was brought in, and found upon her 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and a 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze, all good money.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these three coins are counterfeit and from different moulds.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi>—"I admit passing a bad shilling-on the Saturday, but I did not know it was a bad one; as to the other I know nothing about it."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-324-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-38" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-38" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NOREY</persName> </hi>. On the evening of 18th February, I was in Bath Street, St. Luke's, selling baked potatoes; the prisoner came and bought two potatoes, price 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., I gave him 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change and he went away—I then put the coin in my purse, there being nothing else there but two sixpences—in about ten minutes he came back and bought three more potatoes, price 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and gave me another shilling, and I gave him 10 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I put the second shilling along with the first, and the two sixpences—in about seven minutes he came back again and bought one potato and gave me a shilling—I tried it in my teeth and found it was bad—I did not give him any change for that; I gave him in custody and told him it was a bad shilling—I had found the first shilling was bad before I got the second one; it was soft—I tried the</p>
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<p>second as soon as he gave it me, and found it was bad, but I had no opportunity to give him in custody as there were no constables about—on the third occasion I got a constable and gave him in custody, with the coins—these are the three (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 45). I was called by the last witness on this 18th February and found the prisoner standing by the baked potato can—the last witness handed me these three counterfeit shillings, and said "I have got a bad shilling, and I have taken two more of the man"—I looked at the shillings and found they were all bad—the prisoner pretended to be drunk—I searched him and found 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze upon him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These coins are all counterfeit and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-325-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from him.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR.KEELING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-43" type="surname" value="WALLACE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-43" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I live at Stoke Newington, and am a plasterer—on Christmas morning, at 1 a. m., I was proceeding home from the East-end, and when in the Bethnal Green Road, near the end, I was set upon by four men, who struck me behind the ear, and knocked me down, and dragged me into Little York Street while I was insensible—there they said to me "Deliver up all you possess, or we will stab you to death"—they took 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from my trousers pocket and a pipe—up to that time I had been too terrified to call for help—they told me to pull off my clothes and boots, and then I called "Murder!" and "Police!"—as soon as I did so I was struck on the head with a piece of iron—I don't know who by; they all had a large piece of iron in their hands—that is what they threatened me with—my skull was fractured in two places—I was in the hospital five days—then three ran down to one end of the street, and the other one up to the other end of Bethnal Green Road—I followed that one, and saw him captured by the constable—I charged him, and he was tried here, and sentenced to 18 months' hard labour and 20 strokes with the cat—I next saw the prisoner on 29th January in the Kingsland Road, against the Metropolitan Hospital at 2a.m.—he ran up to me and said "Holloa, you b—copper, we gave you a good hiding on Christmas Eve, and we will give you another when we get you up that way again"—I followed him, and told him he had better get away from me or I should give him in charge—he walked away, I followed and gave him in charge—I recognised him when he spoke to me as one of the four who had attacked me on Christmas morning—I have known him for some time—I have seen him on several buildings where I have worked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> On the 29th I did not say good-night to you, and afterwards call after you—you did not stop till the policeman caught hold of you—the inspector at the station said you were well known patrolling the streets.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ALEXANDER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 198). I took the prisoner on the 29th January at 2 a. m., when the prosecutor gave him into custody, identifying him as one of those who had committed the highway robbery on him on Christmas morning at 1 a.m.—the prisoner said his mother could prove he was at home at the time—no time had been mentioned to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were standing still when I took you—the prosecutor was close to you when he gave you in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I do not know Little York Street. I am not guilty. The reason he is putting this on to me is because I used to
<hi rend="italic">go</hi> out with a woman he lived with, and who left him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-45" type="surname" value="NEWBURY"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-45" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN NEWBURY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I am married, my husband is a gardener; we live at 9, Abney Gardens, High Street, Stoke Newington—the prisoner is my son—he does not live with me—I don't know where he lives—he was with me in my house from half-past 11 on 24th December, till about 12 on the Sunday night, Christmas night, when he left—the whole of the night before Christmas Day, he was sitting up in the downstairs room with his brother and another lad keeping the fire in—they sat up to boil the pudding—I did not go to bed till half-past 3—I asked them then who was going to have the next turn at the pudding—they remained there all next day—nobody was present but the prisoner and his brother after half past 3 a.m.—but up till then Louisa Harwood and my husband (who is in the infirmary now) and my two little girls of ten and six years old, were there—the prisoner and his brother and the other lad did not go to bed at all that night—I left them and went to bed at half past 3—the prisoner's proper name is Charles Gilbert—I have married a second time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner came to my house very often until this time; he leaves the things he hawks outside—he very often stops all night—I am positive at 1 o'clock I looked at the watch and said "It is 1 o'clock, who is going to have the next turn at the pudding—I put it in the pot at half past 1, and it was done at half past 3—Louisa Harwood was in and her daughter, and Frank White and my son were there—they are not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. My son earns his living by hawking flowers about—he calls at some places where I go to work, at Mrs. Rogers and Mrs. Moon—I have worked for them ten and twelve years—I can't say if he sells flowers in the Bethnal Green Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-46" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-46" type="surname" value="HARWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-46" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA HARWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). My husband is a labourer—I am not related to Mrs. Newbury, nor to the prisoner; I know him—last Christmas Eve I went into Mrs. Newbury's between half past 12 and twenty-five minutes to 1 to see if my daughter was there—I stayed there till half past 3 a.m.—Mrs. Newbury, Mr. Newbury, Harry and Charles Gilbert, and Sarah Harwood, my daughter; and Alfred White, were there all the time—I left the prisoner and his brother Harry, and Fred White sitting by the side of the fireplace—the four hours I was there I was talking and seeing Mrs. Newbury make her Christmas pudding, and at 1 o'clock she said "Who will have the next stir at the pudding?" and my daughter got up and stirred it—I did not hear of this robbery till Mrs. Newbury told me of it after the prisoner was taken into custody—I did not hear what it was for—I did not know it was for highway robbery until I got to Worship Street on the first hearing—I did not know what had happened or when it had happened till 1 went to the police-court—I went there because I knew he was at home at that time, and I went to prove he was at home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went on my own account; she did not ask me—I</p>
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<p>went with her—we both knew what we were going for—I knew he was at home at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am not guilty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-47" type="surname" value="WALLACE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-47" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WALLACE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner asked me a question at the police-court about my having lived with a woman, and whether he had been out with her—I denied that I lived with any woman—I never lived with any woman in my life.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-326-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-327-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILLIAMS</hi>* (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880227-328-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to unlawfully possessing counterfeit coin.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-328-18880227 t18880227-328-punishment-12"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And
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<interp inst="t18880227-328-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CHARLES VINCENT</hi> (65)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880227-329-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-329-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18880227-329-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-329-18880227 t18880227-329-punishment-13"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18880227-329-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-329-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>330.
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<interp inst="def1-330-18880227" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLOTTE HUPE</hi> (31)</persName>
<rs id="t18880227-330-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880227-330-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-330-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-52" type="surname" value="HANDLER"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-52" type="given" value="LEONARD JAMES"/>LEONARD JAMES HANDLER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mrs. Hadley, who keeps the Druids' Arms, Camden Passage, Islington—on 8th February, about 10 p. m., the prisoner came in with another female, and the prisoner asked in English for two glasses of ale—one of them paid with a good half-crown—I put it in the till, gave her the change, and they left together—they came back in 20 minutes, asked for drink again, and the prisoner paid with a half-crown—I said in English "This is a bad one, and chopped it with a cheese-knife—she said she was very glad She brought it to me as, if she had taken it anywhere else she might have got into trouble—her friend paid for the drink with good money, and I gave this bad coin back to the prisoner—I had not cleared the till since the afternoon, and when I cleared it that night I found only one half-crown, and that was bad—on 11th February, about 10. 30, the prisoner came in alone for a glass of stout, and gave me a bad shilling—I told her it was bad—she said in good English that a gentleman gave it to her, and she was a foreigner, and did not understand good money—I told her she had given me a bad half-crown on the previous Wednesday, and gave her in charge, with the half-crown and shilling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It was after 10 o'clock when you came the second time—I did not say that unless you gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I would give you in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-53" type="surname" value="SORICK"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-53" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SORICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 319). On Saturday night, February 11th, I took the prisoner at the Druids' Arms—the barman charged her with passing a bad half-crown and shilling—on the way to the station she said "I don't know what bad money is; I am a foreigner"—at the station she said "I have no address; I am a prostitute"—the female searcher handed me two shillings, a sixpence, and fourpence, all good.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-54" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-54" type="surname" value="FORSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-54" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FORSTER</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Islington Police-station—on 11th February I searched the prisoner, and found two shillings and sixpence and fourpence in her pocket, not in a purse.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-55" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and shilling are bad—if a coin is chipped with a knife it is undoubtedly bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "On Wednesday a gentleman gave me a half-crown, and that I passed at the prosecutor's house. I did not know it was bad. That was the only one I passed. On Saturday a gentleman gave me four shillings, and one of them I passed at the prosecutor's. I did not know it was a bad one."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner repeated the same statement through the interpreter, and said that Mr. Handler gave her in custody because she would not pay him</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<p>L. J.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HANDLER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not say that unless the prisoner paid me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. I would have her locked up—on the day I found the half-crown in the till my takings were 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., but there was only one half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880227-330-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880227-330-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-330-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins</hi>,</p>
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<p>331.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BONLETT</hi> (30)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-331-18880227" type="defendantName">
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<interp inst="def2-331-18880227" type="surname" value="BRENHAM"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK BRENHAM</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t18880227-331-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880227-331-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-331-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-58" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-58" type="surname" value="BALFOUR"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-58" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BALFOUR</persName> </hi>. I keep a confectioner's shop at 77, Marchmont Street, Tavistock Square—on 24th December Brenham, who is not quite a stranger to me, came to my shop and handed me this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) containing this cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I read this note and noticed that it was headed "University Hall"—I asked him some questions about the hall, and he seemed to know something about the place. (
<hi rend="italic">Letter read:</hi>"University Hall, 24th December, 1887. Mrs. Balfour,—Please supply the undermentioned, for which I enclose a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque. Will you kindly settle up the balance and send by bearer, and oblige,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE PONSFORD</hi>, care of E. Askew. "
<hi rend="italic">Then followed a list of goods, and then it stated:</hi> "Pease excuse cheque, as I have not got ready cash. Please send balance and oblige. "
<hi rend="italic">The cheque was for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and purported to be signed by George Ponsford, and was payable to Mrs. Balfour, and was drawn on the High Wycombe Branch of the London and County Bank.</hi>) The price of the goods was 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I believed that it was a genuine order and cheque, and supplied him with the goods, and handed him the balance of 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>—my boy Pearce then left the shop with Brenham for the purpose of carrying the goods—I paid the cheque into my bank, and it was returned marked "Forged," as it is now—at the end of January I saw Brenham at the station with six or seven other people, and picked him out—I am quite sure he is the person who brought the letter and cheque—I do not know Bonlett.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-59" type="surname" value="PEARCE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-59" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD PEARCE</persName> </hi>. On 24th December I was outside Mrs. Balfour's shop, and carried the basket of things towards University Hall—I first saw Brenham a little way from the shop, and he said "I think I can carry these things now"—another man then came up who I believe is Bonlett, and Brenham said "Here's my brother; he will help me carry the things"—I then handed him the goods out of the basket, and he said "I would not hurry back if I were you; I would take my time"—</p>
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<p>I returned to the shop—at the end of January I saw Brenham at the station with some others—I am quite sure about him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-60" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-60" type="surname" value="PARSONS"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-60" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY PARSONS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Harry James Parsons, who keeps a confectioner's shop at 6, Torrington Place, Gordon Square—on 24th December Brenham called at my shop with this letter, addressed to Mr. Parsons—it was handed to me by Miss Poole, my assistant—I opened it, and found it contained this letter, signed "G. Ponsford," and a cheque for 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Sir,—Will you kindly deliver the following goods at No. 6 room, Univerity Hall, by 4.30 p.m., for which I enclose 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque. Please seal up the balance of cheque, and enclose bill. (Signed) G.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PONSFORD</hi>. ") The price of the goods was 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he said he was to wait for the change from the 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—we had not got the change, and we said we would send the goods on with the bill—I gave him the cheque back and he left—I afterwards sent the goods, and they were brought back—to the best of my remembrance Brenham is the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-61" type="surname" value="POOLE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-61" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA POOLE</persName> </hi>. I am the assistant of the last witness—on 24th December Brenham came into the shop and gave me this letter, which I gave to Mrs. Parsons—I am sure he is the person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bonlett.</hi> I did not see Mrs. Parsons open the letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw the letter after it was opened and saw the cheque—I made the things up from the letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-62" type="surname" value="PONSFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-62" type="given" value="PERCY RAVENSCROFT"/>PERCY RAVENSCROFT PONSFORD</persName> </hi>. I am now living at Mornington Place—I was living at University Hall, about 15 months ago—Brenham was then a servant there, and I should think that he would know my name—I do not know a George Ponsford, and know nothing of this transaction—I left University Hall on 1st October last year—this is not my signature to this cheque—I do not know it at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-63" type="surname" value="ATKINS"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-63" type="given" value="ERNEST GREGORY"/>ERNEST GREGORY ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am steward at University Hall—I was employed there in December last—there is no student there of the name of George Ponsford, nor was there any one there of that name in any other capacity—I know no person of that name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-64" type="surname" value="RUTHERFORD"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-64" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES RUTHERFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at Bishop's Road, Bayswater, and manage a baker's shop for Mr. Thomas Field—on 28th December Brenham brought this letter to my shop—I opened it and found it contained this cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Please forward me not later than 8 p.m. the undermentioned, for which I enclose cheque for 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and oblige yours,
<hi rend="smallCaps">STRADWICK. "</hi>
<hi rend="italic">The cheque was also on the High Wycombe Branch of the London and County Bank, and was for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and was signed "G. Strudwick. "</hi>) I asked Brenham where he came from—he said "From Mr. Strudwick, of Bayswater Terrace"—I would not give him the things or the change, but said I would send them on—he then left the shop, and I went to Mr. Strudwick, who is a florist, at Bayswater Terrace—after seeing him I went to the police and obtained a warrant—I afterwards saw Brenham, and picked him out from other persons.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-65" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STRUDWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a florist, at 21, Bayswater Terrace—this letter and cheque are not written by me or by my authority.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-66" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LEVISON</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, at 206, Pentonville Road—in January Brenham came to our establishment and bought a suit of clothes and on overcoat—I don't know the exact date—he gave his name as William clements, and said he lived at 145, Barnsbury Road, and was a jeweller—he had a cheque-book with him, and I saw him write this cheque for 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with which he paid me—the articles altogether came to 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
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<p>—he paid me 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in cash. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated 3rd January, and was on the High Wycombe Branch of the London and County Bank.</hi>) I afterwards made inquiries at Barnsbury Road, and then gave information to the police—I did not try to cash the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-67" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-67" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to my father, James Chapman, a tailor, of 233, Pentonville Road, that is about twenty doors from Mr. Levison's—on 3rd January, Bonlett ordered a suit of clothes, price six guineas, and wrote me this cheque. (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd January, and was signed Wm. Clements, and was for two guineas.</hi>) He was to have called again on the following Saturday to take the things away, but he never came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bonlett.</hi> I am quite positive you are the man who ordered the clothes—we don't always take cheques from customers, but when we do, we leave the order unexecuted until the cheque is passed through the bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-68" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, Scotland Yard</hi>). On 7th January, I saw Bonlett at Drummond's Bank, Charing Cross, and went with him to 145, Barnsbury Road, the address he had given me—I then took him in custody; he had a loaded revolver with him—I searched him and found this cheque book on him. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a cheque book of the High Wycombe Branch of the London and County Banking Co.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) were not torn out when I lost the book.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bonlett.</hi> I did not see you near my cab at the time my portmanteau was stolen—the horse fell down just as I arrived at the station but my servant was on the box, and he says it was not there that the portmanteau was stolen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-71" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G</hi>). On 25th January I arrested Brenham on some other matter, and at the station he said "You are trying to work something up against me, but you cannot charge me with forgery, it is a good job you did not take me when I was passing a cheque at a baker's shop in Marchmont Street,
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> stood outside with a loaded revolver, swore he would shoot the first policeman who attempted to take me"-! said "Who is
<hi rend="italic">Jack?</hi>"—he replied "You know, the one who shot at Mr. Lansdowne"—he then said
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> always wrote the cheques—"I searched him, and found on him this letter, signed
<hi rend="italic">Jack.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Bead</hi>) "Will you come round to me at once, as I want you very particularly? it is all right you need not be afraid; so come,
<hi rend="italic">Jack."</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-72" type="surname" value="CLEMENTS"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLEMENTS</persName> </hi>. I live at 145, Barnsbury Road, Bonlett is my half brother—I know nothing of these two cheques signed "William Clements"—I never authorised Bonlett to sign them—I have seen the cheques and the letters; to the best of my belief they are all in Bonlett's</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bonlett.</hi> I will not swear it is your writing—I say</p>
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<p>that because 1 have not seen you write them—the last letter I received from you was a few months ago—I last saw you a few months ago—before that I had not seen you for five or or six or seven years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Brenham's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I gave evidence to Mr. Robinson, the detective, about the cheques, and I told him I did not forge the cheques myself, Jack Clements wanted me to take some more cheques for him, and I told him I would not, and he then threatened to shoot me, and I kept out of his way."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Bonlett in his defence denied that the cheques were written by him, or that there was any truth in the statement made by Brenham.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BONLETT</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">both of forging and uttering</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-331-18880227 t18880227-331-punishment-14"/>Twelve Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRENHAM</hi>,
<rs id="t18880227-331-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880227-331-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-331-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> he also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to having been previously convicted at Bow Street, on 4th October</hi>, 1886.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE HAWKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ordered a sum of</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to be paid to Inspector Lansdowne, as a reward in recognition of his resolute conduct on his arrest of Bonlett</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 559).</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FLORENCE LOVETT</hi> (25)</persName>, was indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880227-333-offence-1 t18880227-name-75"/>Eliza Wheal</persName>, a child under 13 years of age.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-333-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of an indecent assault.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18880227-333-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> an order for the payment of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to embezzling the sums of 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of
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<interp inst="t18880227-334-offence-5" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> the sums of 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., 9
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., 1
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of his said master's.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—Recommended to mercy by the prosecutors.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-335-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SHEARMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Bruce.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-81" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN PERCY"/>JOHN PERCY GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Gordon and Dalbeck, solicitors, of Bedford Row—Ross has been our clerk about three years at 2
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a-week salary—I have known him since 1872—he was employed at Messrs. Parkers, solicitors, but he was out of employ when he came to us, and came and asked for employment—we rent a strong room elsewhere, at 17, Bedford Row, and Ross was strong-room clerk; no one but</p>
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<p>he and I went there, unless I sent the cashier, Mr. Harvey—some bonds payable to bearer were entrusted to us by a client, some of which were kept at our bankers, and some in a special box in our strong room on which there was a patent lock, to which I thought there was only one key—I was away at Brighton for three weeks in July, and was away for a fortnight in October, and in December I was in Bath for a week, and came back on Monday, December 19th, on which day Ross did not appear, and his wife came to make inquiries after him—I became suspicious, searched the strong room and strong box, and missed three 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Queensland Bonds, Nos. 99, 277, and 573, and some Canadian and New South Wales Bonds—I communicated with the police—I caused an advertisement to be issued describing the bonds—I received a communication from Messrs. Carr and Smith, stockbrokers, of London, and Bruce was arrested on the Wednesday—he sent for me the same night, December 22nd, and said that he was innocent, and that he had given all the money to Ross—I asked him where Boss was—he said he had not the slightest idea—Inspector Conquest afterwards produced a key, which I tried to my bond-box, and it fitted—I compared it with the other key; they were exactly alike.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Ross came to us shortly after Messrs. Parker failed—he had been with them 16 years, not quite in the same position as with us—he was more of a general clerk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-82" type="surname" value="CARR"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-82" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CARR</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Carr, Brothers and Smith, 10, Angel Court, stockbrokers—I know Bruce—he was a member of the Stock Exchange about 20 years ago—he came to me about 19th October, and said "I have got a little business for you"—I said "If it is
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> business bring your bonds, or bring your money; I shall be pleased to do it"—he produced from his pocket a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Queensland Bond, No. 277, and said "Will you sell it for me, and give me cash for it?"—I went into the market and sold it, while he waited in the office, and gave him a cheque for it on Glynn's, crossing out" and Co.," and putting in "Pay cash" at his request—when he had the bond in his hand, I said "Well that is good enough; it is a pity to part with such such good bonds as that—he said "This is not mine; it is my brother-in-law's, "but did not say who his brother-in-law was—on 15th December he came again with a 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Queensland Bond, No.577, and a Canada Four per Cent. Bond, No. 15214, which were passed into the outer room to be examined—he wanted cash for them—I said that it was a very busy day, and he being an old Stock Exchange man ought not to come and bother me on an account day—he said "Any time will do"—he left them with me, and I sold them—he came back next day, and I gave him a cheque on Glynn's for 208
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., payable to himself—he had asked for an open cheque—on, I think, December 19th, he came, and said "I have got some more to sell," and produced a 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and a 200
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. New South Wales Bond—I sold them for 720
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and gave him the contract—as he was going out of the office I called him back, and said "By-the-bye, Bruce, you have not told me the name of your brother-in-law"—he said "I thought I had, John Ross"—I said "Where does he live?"—he said "Bath"—he asked for cash—I said "Oh, it is such a bother running about for cash; I don't know that I shall get the money to-night myself, and I gave him a crossed cheque to order, on Glynn's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said at the first interview that he wished they</p>
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<p>were his, but they belonged to his brother-in-law—he said John Ross—he did not say "At present he is at Bath"—he said "My brother-in-law is John Ross; he lives at Bath," and I wrote it down—this is it "John Ross, Bath"—I did that to have it copied in our contract-book.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-83" type="surname" value="CAPPER"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-83" type="given" value="BOSWELL"/>BOSWELL CAPPER</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Carr's clerk—he handed over Bruce to me to take the numbers of the bonds he brought, which I did. (
<hi rend="italic">Reading them.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-84" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-84" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HALL</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Glynn, bankers—I produce my book, which shows on 19th October a cheque for 102
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. by Carr Brothers, which I cashed with 10 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, Nos. 74456 to 74465, and 52
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold—on 15th December I cashed a cheque for 208
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., with 10 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 53777 to 53786, 20 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 53757 to 53776, inclusive, and gold.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-85" type="surname" value="MANNING"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-85" type="given" value="FRANK GEORGE"/>FRANK GEORGE MANNING</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and South Western Bank, Fenchurch Street Branch—on 20th December a cheque for 720
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. on Messrs. Glynn was paid in with this paying-in slip by J. Bruce to the credit of Mrs. Catherine Bruce—that was advised the same evening to the Camberwell Branch—we had no account of Mrs. Catherine Bruce.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-86" type="surname" value="MAURICE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-86" type="given" value="GERALD"/>GERALD MAURICE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and South Western Bank, Camberwell Branch—on 19th December Bruce came there with a man named Vallance, who said that he wished to introduce Bruce to open an account in the name of his wife, and Bruce produced a letter from Mrs. Bruce, requesting us to open an account in her name—this, "Witness to signature, H.L.
<hi rend="smallCaps">VALLANCE</hi>," was written at the time—Bruce paid in 11 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes 53757, and 53761, and 53765, and 53780 to 53784—I gave him a cheque-book—he asked me to change three 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 53777 to 53779, credit the account 720
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and on the same day, a little before noon, Bruce came and presented a cheque for 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and I paid him 24 10
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 38997 to 39000, 85576 to 85595; three 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 62433 to 62435; four 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 52697 to 52700; an two 100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, 00754 to 00755—that was the only cheque paid on the account—another was drawn, but it was stopped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-87" type="surname" value="VALLANCE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY FLETCHER"/>HENRY FLETCHER VALLANCE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 55, Chancery Lane—I am not doing much now—I have been in practice at Camberwell some time—I live at 155, The Grove, Camberwell—I have known Bruce many years—I took him to the London and South Western Bank, Camberwell Branch, and introduced him to open an account—my wife has her account there—I did not see this letter written, but I know the signature—Bruce asked me to go to the bank on the same day that I went—he told me that Mrs. Bruce's cheque had arrived—I was aware that Mr. Alexander Bruce was in the habit of paying her dividends on some funds, and he said "Will you introduce me to your bank?"—I said "The account should appear in her name, as the money, being hers, it is for the family"—Bruce introduced me to Ross on, I think, December 21st—I don't think he mentioned his name—he said "My brother-in-law"—that was at Bruce's house in Champion Grove—I don't think I ought to disclose what I was introduced for—I was consulted as a solicitor by both Bruce and Ross on that Monday—I had never seen Mr. Ross before—I have got a certificate, but I have not got it her—they consulted me as a solicitor on that 21st December, and I left England with Ross that night—I think that was the same day that I was introduced to him—we went</p>
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<p>to Bruges, and he travelled as Murray, my clerk—I left him at Bruges and returned to England, and got back on Christmas Eve—I have a man named Simmonds in my employ; I do not know him as Flemming—I sent him as Simmonds to Messrs. Gordon and Dalbeck—I had not seen the 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. reward out—I have never seen it yet; I swear that most distinctly—when I got back I was told that Bruce was in custody—the day I left England was not the only time I was consulted as a solicitor—I consider I was always acting as Ross's solicitor—he cannot speak French—he travelled as my clerk Murray, because he told me that there were some family troubles, and they might be settled.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-88" type="surname" value="CASY"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-88" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL CASY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and run on messages and jobs about Bedford Row—I have seen the prisoners together at Guest's public-house at the corner of Warwick Court, Bedford Row—I have heard Ross ask for Bruce there many times, and I once heard Bruce ask for Ross, saying "Have you seen my brother-in-law?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-89" type="surname" value="CONQUEST"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-89" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONQUEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector C</hi>). On the evening of December 18th I received this matter into my hands, and made inquiries at once—on December 21st I went to 21, Champion Grove, Denmark Hill, and saw Bruce—I said "I am a police officer; I believe you changed a cheque this afternoon at the Camberwell Branch of the London and South-Western Bank for 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?"—he said "Yes, I did"—I said "That money is the proceeds
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> some bonds which were stolen from Messrs. Gordon and Dalbeck, 2, Bedford Row, value 1,100
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>."—he said "My transactions with Ross were purely a business matter; he is my brother-in-law, and I only received my commission for selling the bonds"—I said "What have you done with the 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.?"—he said
<hi rend="italic">"I</hi> gave it to Ross outside the bank"—I said "Where can I find Ross?"—he said don't know, but I will do all in my power to assist you to find him"—I said "You will be charged with being concerned with Ross in stealing these bonds"—he said "Well, I can't help it; what I did I did honestly"—I took him to the station; he made no answer to the charge there—I searched him, and found a key, which opens a drawer in Mr. Gordon's office—I made inquiries at Bruce's house, and went to his daughter's house in Smith Street, Chelsea, who handed me 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in notes—I had the numbers of the notes from the bank before that, and they were the same, the proceeds of the 700
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. cheque—on January 24th I received Boss in custody at Dover from a Belgian officer, where he had been extradited—I also received among his property four 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England notes, 53772, 53773, 53774, and 53779, 90
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, and some foreign money, altogether 110
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I found a bunch of keys on him, one of which I tried to the bond box, and it opened it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRUCE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18880227-335-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18880227-335-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-335-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18880227-335-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18880227-335-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-335-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-335-18880227 t18880227-335-punishment-17"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-335-18880227 t18880227-335-punishment-17"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and the Grand Jury commended the skill of Inspector Conquest.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18880227-336" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18880227"/>
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<p>336.
<persName id="def1-336-18880227" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-336-18880227" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-336-18880227" type="age" value="35"/>
<interp inst="def1-336-18880227" type="surname" value="METCALFE"/>
<interp inst="def1-336-18880227" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGINA METCALFE</hi> (35)</persName>
<rs id="t18880227-336-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18880227-336-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-336-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and utter
<lb/>ing an order for the payment of 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-91" type="surname" value="REID"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-91" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND REID</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Marshall and Snelgrove, of Oxford Street, drapers—on 18th January, about 3. 30, one of the shopmen brought the prisoner to me—she asked if I could change this cheque for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., handing it to me—I went to my desk, and told her I had not sufficient—she said she required some money—I gave her 20 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes,</p>
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<p>and told her I would give her the remainder next day—Mrs. Helen Metcalfe is a customer of ours—the cheque was endorsed "Georgina Metcalfe"—it was sent to our bankers, the Union Bank, and returned marked "Refer to drawer"—when I next saw the prisoner she was in custody—I had not known her personally before, but she was known to the firm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had an account with the firm—I do not know that she was in partnership with her sister at that time—I got my information after the cheque was brought, and then I found that she was a customer, I believe both when she was in partnership with her sister and while in business for herself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That was years ago on her own account, not at that date—I had had no transactions with her for years, either as a partner of her sister or on her own account.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-92" type="surname" value="FLETCHER"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-92" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FLETCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DR</hi> 48). On 6th February the prisoner drove up in a cab to 23, Park Street, Camden Town—she went into a shop—I followed her in, and asked her if her name was Georgina Metcalfe—she said "Yes, why?"—I said "I am a police officer, and I shall take you in charge for forgery"—she said "All right; I have a cab outside"—I went in the cab with her to Marylebone Lane Station, and on the way she said "Will you let me post a letter to my lawyer? I will make it worth your while"—I said "I can't allow you to do anything of the kind"—she was taken to the station and charged with forgery—she made no remark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not certain whether I told the Magistrate that she said she would make it worth my while—I did not inquire into the other cheques.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-93" type="surname" value="PUGSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PUGSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). On 6th February I saw the prisoner at the station—I said "Give me your bag and all the property you have"—she handed me this bag and a purse containing a 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. Bank of England note, 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in gold, 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in silver, and 14 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze—the bag contained a registered letter, addressed "Miss Smith, "which had come through the post; it contained eight 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. notes, two 100 dollar notes, two 20 dollar notes, two 1 dollar notes, 43 blank cheques, nine of which were signed "Helen Metcalfe," and two were filled up, one for 20
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one for 25
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., both signed "Helen Metcalfe," a banker's receipt for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., a quantity of tracing paper and three tracings, one "Helen Metcalfe," one "H. Metcalfe," and one "Metcalfe"; also a quantity of memoranda and letters—as I was searching the bag the prisoner pointed to the tracings of the signature, and said "That is how I did it; don't say I have not given you every assistance."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The nine cheques were part of the 43, but the two filled up were extra—none of the nine, signed Helen Metcalfe, are dated—the two filled up are dated 18th and 21st January, 1888—this banker's deposit note is evidence in another charge against the prisoner: "January 23rd. Place to the credit of Miss G. Metcalfe 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. This receipt is not transferable"—deposit accounts are subject to seven days' notice of withdrawal.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-94" type="surname" value="CRANE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-94" type="given" value="ALFRED LE"/>ALFRED LE CRANE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier of the St. James's Square Branch of the London and Westminster Bank—this cheque for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. was presented for payment, and I marked it "Refer to drawer"—two hours before that a person had come to me with this order (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for a cheque book; I</p>
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<p>cannot say who he was—a cheque-book was given out upon that order, and this cheque for 250
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. came out of it, and these other cheques also.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Deposit accounts can he had at the bank, either at call or seven days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-95" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-95" type="surname" value="MAITLAND"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-95" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MAITLAND</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Mr. Eagley Maitland, and trade as Miss Ellen Metcalfe, at 111, New Bond Street, as a Court dressmaker—the prisoner is my sister—this order (
<hi rend="italic">for a cheque book</hi>) is not signed by me or by my authority, nor is this cheque—I cannot identify any of the writing on the cheque—these other cheques, signed "Ellen Metcalfe were not signed by me or by my authority—I have an account at the London and Westminster Bank, and all my cheques are honoured on the signature of "Ellen Metcalfe."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner is also charged on another indictment with forging my name to a cheque for 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I was a witness at the police-court when she was charged with it—I have heard it said that with that 500
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. she opened an account at the Tottenham Court Road Branch—across all the cheques were written "Georgina Metcalfe," with an address at a servant's home, where she was living and teaching dressmaking—the prisoner and I were in partnership at one time as Court dressmakers—the funds for that partnership were not raised by a joint mortgage on reversions which we were entitled to—the funds were borrowed in my name, and the lease was in my name—after the business grew, money was obtained on the joint security of mine and the prisoner's reversions—I did not marry while I was in partnership, nor did I dissolve partnership with a prospect of marrying Mr. Maitland—I knew Mr. Maitland at that time, but not intimately—the prisoner was released from her liability on the reversion shortly after the dissolution of partnership; it was not three years afterwards—immediately she wished to have her reversion released I borrowed money from my solicitor—I cannot say if it was done under her bankruptcy; I think it was before her bankruptcy—I could not say it was three years after; it is now eight or nine years ago—after the dissolution of partnership the prisoner went into business by herself—I do not know that her bankruptcy amounted to 408
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., nor that she sold a reversion for 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—Mr. Lawther did not go to the purchaser of the reversion and tell him that it was worthless; I have not heard of it till this moment—I have heard that a subsequent reversion belonging to the prisoner was sold for 405
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—the bankruptcy proceedings were kept hanging over her head for four or five years—I don't know that the trustees in bankruptcy realised 485
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I have heard that one reversion was sold for 400
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. and one for 600
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., and that when the bankruptcy came to be wound up in May, 1887, 477
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 5
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid to the creditors, 390
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 7
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was paid for law costs, and that 17
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. was handed to the prisoner—I knew that she was entitled to an interest under her father's will—I am one of the trustees of the will, which contains a clause that if any of the children become bankrupt their share shall pass from them—I became entitled to the share within the past four years, I should say about six months after his death, and he died in February, four years ago—the prisoner would have been entitled to have taken her share in February, 1885, had she been free from bankruptcy—the value of the shares under the will is from 28
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. to 30
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. a year, arising from leasehold property—I don't know that the bankruptcy proceedings, being held over, she lost her title to her fathers will—I have not by those means deprived my sister of her share of the</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The partnership with my sister was eight or nine years ago, and it was dissolved about eight years ago—at the time of the dissolution a reversion of hers was mortgaged the same as mine, but it was released about two years afterwards—I acted under my solicitor's advice and on Counsel's opinion, in the forfeiture of the will—the solicitor is here—I am not in any way indebted to my sister—I have not done anything for her for eight years, since she left me—it did not rest with me to say whether there was a forfeiture of the will—I determined to have the best advice I could about it—I did not make my sister a present of the sum in the will; they would not allow me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABRAHAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-99" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WOFFENDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a journeyman tailor, of 17, Bury Street, Manchester Square—I have known the prisoner some years; he is a journeyman tailor—on 31st January I went to his place in West Street—he was sitting on his board, working—I had some conversation with him—I had had three or four glasses of drink—I used bad language, and he ordered me out of his place—he had not got his shears in his hand when he was sitting on his board; he would stand up to use them—he got off his board and opened the door—I did not see him take up the shears, but he rushed at me and I felt a "severe blow on my ribs and I fell against the wall—the female witness called out "Oh, don't"—another witness picked me up and took me downstairs—I was bleeding severely—I went to the police-station and was examined by a doctor—I suffered severely for some time—I had on two flannels, and they were soaked through—I was in the hospital a fortnight and one day—the prisoner did not suggest that it was an accident.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had called at four houses, and had twopennyworth of hot whisky at each—I went to the prisoner to ask him about Miss Dixon, who he had sewing for him in the summer—he was sewing—I believe I called him a drunken s—; those epithets had nothing to do with the work—I was not too drunk; the four glasses had very little effect on me—I asked him to fight because he ordered me out, but I did not hit him—he had not got his shears in his hand—a tailor does use his scissors sitting, but he did not want them to open the door with—I was</p>
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<p>only in the room three or four minutes altogether—I might have gone towards him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He deliberately struck me with the shears.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-100" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BARRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector C</hi>). On 31st January, about 4.25, the prosecutor came to Marlborough Mews and made a statement to me—I examined him and found a wound, and he was taken to the hospital on a stretcher—I was present at the station when the prosecutor and prisoner were together—the prosecutor said "You know you stabbed me, you cowardly scamp"—the prisoner said "Speak the truth; you know it was not my fault; I am very sorry."</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-101" type="given" value="WALTER GIFFARD"/>WALTER GIFFARD NASH</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at Middlesex Hospital—I examined the prosecutor—he was suffering from a punctured wound on the left side of the chest between the seventh and eighth ribs, two and a half inches deep—it had struck the eighth rib, which probably saved his life—it was such a wound as could be caused by these shears (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he was a fortnight in the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He appeared excited, as if he had been drinking—I do not anticipate any bad effects now.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-102" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KITCHEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer C</hi>). I took the prisoner—he handed me these shears and said "Jack came to my room drunk, and used filthy language, and called be a b—s—, and said he would fight me—I requested him to leave the room, and got up and opened the door, when he rushed at me with both fists. I had the shears in my hand at the time—I did not stab him; it must have been done when he rushed at me. I did not know till afterwards that he was stabbed. I am very sorry, but it was not my fault."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner five years, and always as a quiet, respectable man—I have known the prosecutor during the last 12 months—he is almost continually drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-103" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HAYWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am married—on 31st January I was in the prisoner's room when the prosecutor came in—I heard very bad language—the prisoner ordered him out of the room, and he wanted to fight him—he got up to go, but turned back and used more bad language, and said "If. you don't go I will put you out"—he got up from his board to open the door and make the prosecutor leave the room—they both turned back again, and the prosecutor rushed at the prisoner and fell against the wall—I saw nothing more—I did not notice anything in the prisoner's hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner get of 'the board, but did not notice the shears in his hand—I called out "Don't fight!"—that was not because I saw the shears, I did not see them—I did not know that the prosecutor was stabbed till he had been out of the room some time and came back and said that he was stabbed; after some time the prisoner went back to his work and told me to go and tell Cook to get him into the bedroom to see whether anything had happened to him—I said before the Magistrate "He said he was stabbed, and went on working."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-107" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH COCHRANE</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 21, Craven Terrace, Paddington—on Sunday, 18th September, the prisoner came in between half-past 5 and half-past 6 for a cigarette—he placed a shilling on the counter; I gave him sixpence and fivepence in bronze, and he left—I directly saw it was bad, took it up, and followed him; I spoke to a constable and took him to the prisoner, who was walking along the street—the constable asked him for his name and address—he said "What has that got to do with you? I don't see why I should give it to you"—the constable said "This gentleman would like to know your name and address, because you passed a counterfeit shilling"—he said "If I did, I did it inadvertently; if you come this way, I have got half-a-crown in my pocket, I will make it all right"—I said "No, you have refused your name and address, I shall certainly have you taken to the station"—I gave him into custody and he was taken to the station—the constable asked him a second time for his address and he refused it—I marked the shilling with my initials, and afterwards gave it to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I discovered the shilling to be bad as soon as you gave it to me; I let you go out because I have lost over 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. in two years through bad money, and I determined to make an example—I don't know if you have ever been in my shop before—you said you? would make my loss good.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KILLENE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman F</hi> 51). I was on duty in Praed Street, when the last witness pointed out the prisoner to me—we followed and overtook him; I said "What is your name and address?"—he said "Why should I give you my name and address?"—I was in uniform—I said "This gentleman, "pointing to Mr. Cochrane," says you passed a counterfeit coin in his shop"—he said "If I did it, I did it inadvertently, and I have got a half-crown in my pocket and I shall make it good; you come to the mews"—the prosecutor then gave him into custody—at the station I found on him a half-crown and sixpence in silver, and fivepence in bronze, all good—he was asked his name and address there, he gave it Edward Medridge, Crown Coffee Tavern, John Street, Marylebone; I went there and made inquiries—the prisoner was brought up at the police-court next day, remanded, and then, that being the only uttering case against him at that time, he was discharged—this is the coin I received from Mr. Cochrane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-109" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 42, James Street, Oxford 'Street—on 4th February, between 4 and 5 p. m., the prisoner came in, and said "I want a collar; it is 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. isn't it?" and put half-a-crown and a halfpenny on the counter—I "served him with the collar; I saw the half-crown was bad before I took it up—I said "This is a bad half crown; you passed one here about three weeks ago; "he said "I have never been in your shop before; give it me back, and I will give you a good one for it—I did not
<hi rend="italic">give</hi> it to him—I said "I believe it was you, and I shall give you in charge—I called in Elizabeth Bodley, who I supposed had served him before—I said to her "Was this the man that passed the bud half-crown here before?"—she said "I think it is"—at</p>
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. handkerchief; I believe it was the prisoner, I would not swear—he paid with a half-crown and a halfpenny, and Miss Bodley gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. change, and put the half-crown in the till—I went to the till about half an hour to 20 minutes afterwards and found only one half-crown there, it was counterfeit—nobody had been to the till between the time when Miss Bodley served the prisoner, and my going to it; nobody but she and I have access to it—I had cleared it three or four hours before—when I found it was bad I took it out of the till and put it on the top of the desk—in the evening I marked and put it in a paper-bag with my cash and took it over to the bar on the other side of the road, and showed it to people there—I gave these two coins to the constable—I should not like to swear the prisoner was the man on the first occasion; to the best of my belief he was; I am quite clear the man put down half-a-crown and a half-penny.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first coin was uttered about three weeks before the 4th—I took particular notice of the person who bought the 6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. handkerchief, that is why I thought it was you when you came in again, and I told you at once you were the person that came in before; I had a slight recollection of your face—I said no more to the constable than that I should give you in charge—I did not speak to a constable three weeks before, about some one having passed me a counterfeit coin—there were plenty of other half-crowns in the paper bag I put the first one into; I marked this one first—I took it to show to tradesmen, to caution them—I had made up my mind to keep it till you came in again—I banked good money in the morning, and put this half-crown back—I did not state at the police-court that I did not discover it to be bad until I had attempted to trade with it—I did not try to pass it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi>) 199). I was called to 42, James Street, and took the prisoner into custody—the prosecutor said "I wish you to take this man into custody, as I believe him to be the same man as uttered a counterfeit half-crown three weeks ago"—the prisoner said "I have never been in your shop before"—I took him to the station, he was charged and searched—on him was found a half sovereign, two half-crowns, and a farthing in a purse, good money, and some newly-purchased skeins of silk thread, in two separate parcels, and the last edition of
<hi rend="italic">Cassell's Magazine</hi>—he was asked his name and address at the station—he said "Henry Philips, but I have got no address"—the day after, he wanted some refreshment, and he gave me the address of his mother, 25, John Street, N., Mrs. Gasson—I found Mrs. Gasson living at that address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-341-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It might be 20 minutes after you had gone before I discovered the coin was bad.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My barmaid told me you had been in on the previous Saturday—it was half-past 9 to the best of my belief when I spoke to you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It was 20 minutes or half-past 9, on the previous Saturday, when the prisoner came—on 7th February he was not there many minutes before the proprietor came—he had some lager beer, price 3
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<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> I have never said it was half-past 5.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 138). I was called to the Vienna Bar about a quarter past 9 on 7th February, and Mr. Darmstadter gave the prisoner into custody for uttering a counterfeit half-crown—the prisoner said he knew nothing about it—I searched and found on him a good two-shilling piece and 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—Mr. Darmstadter then handed me this second half-crown, which he said was tendered on Saturday night, 4th instant, about the same time—the prisoner said he had never been in the house previously—I took him to the station—I asked his name and address, he gave the name of James Deacon—he said "I refuse
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> give my address"—it was a quarter past 9 by the clock in the bar—the prisoner said he did not know the coin tendered on the 7th was bad, and that he knew nothing about the one on the 4th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are counterfeit, and from different moulds.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate and in a written defence, said he had had one half-crown given him in change by a young woman with whom he had spent the night, and that he did not know it was bad, and he denied having been in the house on any previous occasion.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-118" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Lyons</persName>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 48). About 1 o'clock on Sunday morning, 5th January, I was in Gray's Inn Road, where I saw an old gentleman, the prosecutor, who was very drunk, and the two prisoners and some other people were surrounding him—afterwards he walked away—it was a great trouble for him to get along—he was stopped by Darcy three times between the corner of Derby Street and King's Cross—Darcy seemed to want to enter into conversation with him—I saw the old man try to get away from him; they followed him—he crossed the Euston Road, and went along St. Pancras Road—I, the two prisoners, and another person not in custody, followed him—I spoke to a sergeant and constable, and then I doubled back again opposite Edmund Street, where the old man had just got up to—I stood on the other side—Walton and the other men came up—Walton got hold of the prosecutor at the back of the neck and pulled him to the ground—Darcy was at his right-hand trousers pocket, and the man not in custody was at his left-hand trousers pocket—the old man began to shout "Police!"—I ran across—Walton and the man not in custody ran down Edmund Street—I gave chase, and after some distance lost him, but a constable who went up the other street, met Walton and took up the chase, and caught him in the Midland Road, and brought him back to where he knew the sergeant had got the other prisoner in custody, and then we took him into custody, and took him to the station, and charged him with attempting to steal from a drunken person—Walton was the man who put his arm round the prosecutor—the sergeant arrested Darcy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Walton.</hi> I was the width of the road from you when I saw you put your arm round his neck—you ran away, and ran about 500 yards up the Midland Road before you were caught—I could not catch your—I could have caught Darcy if I had liked; he is a cripple, and I knew I could catch him—I don't know if you were walking when the constable came on you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 15). At 1 o'clock on the morning of 5th January I was in St. Pancras Road—in consequence of something said to me by the last witness, I noticed an old gentleman—three or four men were near or with him hustling one another and the old man about—I was. about thirty yards off when my attention was first called—they ran away immediately they saw me running towards them, behind the last witness—I overtook one of the men, Darcy; he had a wooden leg, and could not run very fast—I took him into custody—I did not see them knock the old gentleman down; all I saw was that Darcy was one of the men, and after he left him I took him into custody—I found on him at the station 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., but nothing belonging to the old gentleman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Darcy.</hi> You were running away—when I came up you said you were making water—I asked you where, and you said There," pointing to a place that was perfectly dry—you were in the middle of the road—you pointed up against a wall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Walton.</hi> The prosecutor, William Pearson, was hopelessly drunk, and was charged with being drunk and incapable—</p>
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<p>you asked him in the Court whether he had lost anything—he said "No."</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-124" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVID</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 174). I was in St. Pancras Road on this morning, and my attention was drawn to the old gentleman—I saw three men, two of whom are in the dock, surrounding and hustling him about—I saw the three men run away—I went down Chenies Street, where I saw Walton walking along quickly; that was about 150 yards from where I had seen him with the old gentleman, going in the direction from there—I tried to catch him; he ran away—I caught him after a run of 600 or 700 yards—he told me I had made a mistake—the third man ran away, and has not been taken.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Popham Road, Islington—early on Sunday morning, 6th January, I was coming home through a street off the Euston Road, I believe Edmund Street—I might have had half a dozen glasses of bitter ale, but I was quite competent to go home if I was allowed—two or three men came up to me, got me by the back of my neck, pulled me down, ripped my trousers open by the pockets, and took my portemonnaie (there was nothing in it), latch-key, and a breast-pin—I had money in a steel purse in my waistcoat pocket; that was not taken; the constable came up too quickly for them to get that—they hurt my arm—a few minutes before I had asked Walton to have a cup of coffee—I do not identify Darcy clearly; his features are familiar to me—they dragged me down suddenly—I could not put my coat on for 12 days without assistance, and cannot now turn my arm out; it is painful—my shoulder is swollen; it is not broken—my shoulder came down on a stone or something, and I cannot use my arm yet properly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Walton.</hi> I don't remember asking you for a light; I might have; I smoke—I might have asked you to have a cup of coffee—I might have taken hold of your arm; I could walk without you—I think we had coffee opposite to Marchmont Street, in the wooden house—I holloaed out "Police!" three times, or else I should have been left without my coat and everything—I told the inspector what I had lost—I lost no money—I suppose I was charged with being drunk—I was kept in the station, but it was in kindness I considered, for fear I should be attacked by the others in the road, that they kept me in safety that night—my arm was in a sling all that week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Walton's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was set at liberty on 1st February, 1887, and went to work on 5th for Mr. Elliot; there I stayed till a month or so since; then I went to work at Collard and Collard's, and remained there till the week before last."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Walton in his defence said he had been at work since he came home from gaol; that on this night the prosecutor asked him to have some coffee; that after having some,. he left the prosecutor, and went to have some oysters, and that on his way home he saw the prosecutor leaning against a hoarding, and was speaking to him when he saw a constable coming, and thinking that he might lock him up for, being out late he ran away, and was taken into custody; and he asserted that the whole thing was a trap to catch him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of assault with intent to rob.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTON</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Northampton, in November</hi>, 1877, and
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<hi rend="italic">to one at this Court in February</hi>, 1885.—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a gelding, cart, and harness, the goods of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner handed in a written statement, his defence, to the effect that had been walking about out of work when he was stopped and questioned by</hi> a
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<p>345.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LEARY</hi> (27)</persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880227-345-offence-1 t18880227-name-135"/>John Lewis</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-136" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-136" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Arbour Square—I went to bed about 10 p.m. on 6th February—my front parlour window was safe and fastened—the curtain and rings were safe—I heard a noise in the night—a policeman called me—I went down and found the top of the sash and, the front parlour window thrown down, the centre pane broken, and the curtain and two wooden rings broken off—a person could have got in—there were goods in the room which might have been stolen.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-137" type="surname" value="COGLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-137" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS COGLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 290). I arrested the prisoner, on 7th February, at 24, Arbour Square—I found on him a box of silent matches like these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—No. 15 is about 40 yards from No. 24—on entering No. 15 I saw mud on the window sill outside the window, and inside the approach to the cellar there was more dirt, apparently from a foot—the shutters were opened, and the window sash thrown down—I called up Mr. Lewis—I charged the prisoner with burglariously breaking and entering the house—he said "I don't know anything about it"—he gave me first the name of Leary, and then of Mahoney—the glass was on him at the station, and when he came out of No. 24.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner repeated his former defence, and added that he had no lodgings, had never been in custody before, and never thought of doing such a thing.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-345-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For Cases tried in Old Court, Wednesday, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>346.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY NELSON</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18880227-346-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a timepiece, </rs>after a conviction of felony at Edinburgh in December, 1882.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-346-18880227 t18880227-346-punishment-22"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>347.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE NORRIS</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18880227-347-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-347-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/> to stealing 21 hats of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880227-347-offence-1 t18880227-name-140"/>Harry Makeham Bourne</persName> and others, his masters. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Prosecution.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-347-18880227 t18880227-347-punishment-23"/>Three Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<p>348.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT ANNESLEY</hi> (45)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880227-348-offence-1 t18880227-name-142"/>George Taylor</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROXHOLME</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-143" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BENNELL</persName> </hi>. I am a parcels carrier at the General Post Office—on the night of 6th February I was in the King's Head public-house, Upper Thames Street, and saw the prisoner there and some other men—they annoyed the prisoner very greatly, and took his winkles and fish away from him—the prisoner pulled an open knife out of his breast pocket and rushed at one of the men, who threw the contents of a pot which he had in his hand into the* prisoner's face—that stopped him, and he then turned round towards Taylor, who was behind him, and made a cut at him in the same manner—that was the first time I had noticed Taylor; he had not joined in this chaffing—he hit Taylor, and then he turned round on me, but I knocked his arm down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-144" type="surname" value="STEWART"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-144" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEWART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 681) Taylor called me, and I took the prisoner outside the public-house—I said the man charged him with running a knife into him; he made no answer—at the station I found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) upon him—he was not drunk, and the prosecutor was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-145" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a porter, and live at 4, Albion Street, Deptford—about 6-30 p.m. I went into the King's Head public-house to get some refreshment, and saw the prisoner there and some other men—they seemed to be larking with the prisoner, and I thought he seemed to be larking back—I did not join in it or speak to any of them—I shifted away from them four or five yards, and was leaning on the bar when suddenly I felt a blow, but did not know I was stabbed—some one then,. said that he had a knife in his hand, and I undid my clothes, and found I was stabbed in the groin—the knife had gone through my great coat and all my clothes and through a large belt—I went to St. Bartholemew's Hospital and remained there two days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-146" type="given" value="EDWARD MANSELL"/>EDWARD MANSELL SIMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—on 6th February the prosecutor came there, suffering from a small incised wound on the right lower part of the abdomen, about half an inch long—it was in a dangerous position—this knife would be likely to cause such a wound—he stopped two days and then was discharged—he is out of danger now</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I had a knife in my hand; it was a mere accident not with any intention.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding under great provocation.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>349.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN HEWLETT</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880227-349-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CURTIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). The prisoner is a police-constable, 418 B, and has been 17 years in the service—on 29th December he was on duty from 6 to 10 a.m.—about 12.30 he returned to the station in a very excited state, and appearing very strange said "I am going mad; I have killed my boy"—I said "What with?" and he said "With a chopper"—I ordered him to be detained, and went to his residence at 102, Lumley Buildings, where he lived, and there saw Ernest Hewlett, aged nine years, sitting on a chair, with a wound on the top of his head and one on his forehead—I found this chopper in the kitchen, splashed with blood—this book, splashed with blood, was beside the child—there was a large quantity of blood on the floor—I sent for Dr. Neville, and he examined the boy, and he was taken to the hospital—I went back to the station with Dr. Neville, and he saw the prisoner, who was then charged—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have personally known him about three years—he was devotedly attached to his wife, who died about June, 1885, and since that time he has been depressed, but I cannot say I have seen him ill
<lb/>he was depressed down to the end of February, when he was remanded—he failed to understand the commonest things that were said to him—I talked to him about his children, and he seemed lost—on more than one occasion he failed to recollect anything about the attack on his son—he was very vacant—three children were left; one has been with relatives in the country, and his comrades have made a subscription for its support.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NEVILLE</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 85, Victoria Road—on 29th December I was called to Lumley Buildings to see the boy, and found him suffering from a wound on the crown of his head and another on his temple—they were both incised wounds—he had lost a great deal of blood, and was very faint and in a dangerous condition—the wound might have been caused by this chopper—I had him sent to the hospital—I then went to the station and saw the prisoner; he seemed dazed, and did not recognise me—I had attended him several times before—I asked him several times who I was, and finally he gave a start and said "The doctor"—I had been attending him. for epileptic fits; he has had them several times—epilepsy is a brain disease—people often become insane through those fits—the boy seems all right now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I attended the prisoner's wife—he was a most devoted husband, and was much grieved at her loss—mental affliction would no doubt aggravate epilepsy—I first saw him in fits after his wife's death—I have seen him three or four times in actual fits—there are cases of epilepsy where, although not in a fit, they are absolutely unconscious or their acts, and for some time afterwards—I should say that at the time he committed this act, having regard to what I have observed of him, that he did not know the nature of the act he was committing—that is founded</p>
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<p>really upon the epileptic disease; not permanently insane, but insane at times so as not to know what he was doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-151" type="given" value="PHILLIP FRANCIS"/>PHILLIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at Holloway Prison—the prisoner was there from about 30th December to the present time, under my care all the time—he has had no epilepsy there, but I have treated him with medicine—from my observation of him I should say he is epileptic; his appearance certainly carries that out—there is nothing inconsistent with his being perfectly unable at times to appreciate the ace he is doing—epileptic vertigo is a well-known disease to the medical profession—although they recover consciousness, at the time they may be perfectly oblivious of the act, before and after.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">but not being responsible for the act at the time.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>349.
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PHAROAH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 366). On 15th February, about 12. 20, I was in Sardinia Street, and heard cries of "Police!"—I ran to the top of the street and saw Mr. Greenslade lying on the ground with four or five men round him—Sullivan was one of them—he was kneeling on him, and said "God blind me, I have not got anything"—I rushed up and took him in custody on the spot—others were with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-157" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-157" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 55). On 15th February, about 12. 30, I was in Middle Court, Great Queen Street, and heard some one shout "Police!"—I went towards Sardinia Place and saw some men on the ground about 60 yards away—I ran towards them and saw some of them get up and run away—I saw Filkins either leaning or kneeling on the prosecutor, who was on the ground—he got up and ran towards me, and when he saw me he walked away—I stopped him and took him to the prosecutor, who said that he had been robbed—he said "It was not me; I don't know anything about it—I searched him at the station, and found on him 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in silver, a pocket-knife, and some coppers, not in a purse but in the outer pocket of his jacket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-158" type="surname" value="GREENSLADE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM GREENSLADE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor's clerk, and live at 36, Bowles Street, Old Kent Road—on 14th February I was in a public house at the corner of Sardinia Place—I left at 12. 30, just as they were closing—I had to go from the private bar through the public bar, and when I got outside I was set upon by four or five rough fellows and thrown to the ground—my head came against the stones, and my head was very much swollen from the fall; I was unable to attend to business afterwards—two or three of them held me down, one knelt on me, one held my arms, and one put his hand across my mouth, but I thrust it away and called "Police!"—my pockets were rifled, and I lost a purse obtaining a half-sovereign, and 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. or 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from another pocket, and this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I do not recognise the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sullivan in his defence said that he saw the prosecutor on the ground and several men round him and that when lie interfered they knocked him down and gave him a black eye, and that he told the policeman he had taken the wrong man.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Filkins in his defence stated that he saw a fight, and said 'Why don't</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">you give the man a chance and let him get up;" and that he saw a knife on the ground and picked it up and put it in his pocket and as he saw a constable coming he ran away.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-349a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-349a-18880227 t18880227-349a-punishment-26"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>351.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY HICKS</hi> (38)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-351-18880227" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-351-18880227" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HARRISON</hi> (28)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE MACK</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18880227-351-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-351-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully conspiring together to cheat and I defraud
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880227-351-offence-1 t18880227-name-162"/>Henry Moore</persName> of a piano.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Hicks</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEELING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Harrison, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Mack.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-163" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-163" type="given" value="JACOB WILLIAM"/>JACOB WILLIAM EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Moore and Moore, pianoforte manufacturers, 150, Bishopsgate Street—on 8th December Hicks came there and said he wanted to select a piano, about 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., having seen our advertisement—he asked me which I would recommend—I selected one, price 36
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>., but he requested me to reserve one at 50
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—I did so—he gave his name as "G. W., "Ibelieved that was his name—he did not write it down for me—he gave his address 57, Book-ham Street, New North Road, which I wrote down on a card, to be entered in the order-book—I am quite sure of the address—he left, and I did not see him again till I saw him at Worship Street Police-court—to the best of my belief Hicks is the man—on 13th December I delivered the piano at 51, Bookham Street; it was received by a man there, not either of the prisoners—it was sent to Mr. Gee—it was placed in a room on the ground-floor—nothing had been said to me about references—I have not seen the other prisoners before, only before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE. TO</hi> the best of my belief the man who called upon me wore whiskers—the next time I saw Hicks was with the other prisoners in the dock; I was then asked if it was him, and I said to the best of my belief it was—this interview took about ten minutes—when he gave me his name, "G.W., "Iasked him if those were his initials, and he said "No, G.W. is sufficient; that is my name."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>. 51, Bookham Street is a double fronted house—I did not notice bills in the window "Lodgings to let;" there is no workshop attached to the house, that I am aware of.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know what sort of house this is—I have no doubt in my own mind that Hicks is the man who called and gave me his name as G. W.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-164" type="surname" value="THEED"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THEED</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Moore and Moore, pianoforte manufacturers, of Bishopsgate Street—I remember a piano being sent to Bookham Street—I was instructed to go an I see Mr. James Gee, at 51, Bookham Street, and I called there on 12th December and saw a man who gave his name James Gee—I went into the front parlour, and something was said to me by Gee, and I went to 32, Alma Street, and there saw Hicks, and inquired of him as to Gee's character—Gee had given me a reference to Hicks—Hicks told me he knew nothing against Gee, and in consequence I made a favourable report to my employers it is the custom before letting out pianos to require some reference, and the result of my inquiries was quite satisfactory—I took the name Mr. Brewster, 109, Canonbury Road, from our books, and I went there, but could find no such number—I went there in consequence of something told to me by Mr. Moore—I called again at Bookham Street on the</p>
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<p>13th, and some days afterwards I called again and found the house empty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I said to Hicks that I had come about Mr. Gee, of 51, Bookham Street, and he said he knew nothing against him—I don't remember his saying he had lodged with him, but he spoke very favourably—he said he was a married man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEELING</hi>. I cannot describe Gee—I saw him in the twilight—he might have been 40 years of age; I wont say that he was not 50—he said he wanted the piano for his daughter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-165" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-165" type="given" value="ERNEST JAMES"/>ERNEST JAMES MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a son of Mr. Henry Moore, pianoforte dealer, of Bishopsgate Street—I know the prisoner Harrison under the name of Gee—I first saw him on 12th December at our shop—he brought this hiring agreement (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and signed it "James Gee" in my presence with his right hand—I asked him upon what terms he held the house, 51, Bookham Street, which was on the agreement—he said upon a lease, and that Mr. Brewster, of 109, Canonbury Road, was the landlord—I instructed Mr. Theed to make inquiries there—I asked him what he was—he said he was a bootmaker to the trade, and made men's boots only; that he had several children, and wanted the piano for his eldest daughter—I asked him who Hicks was, (the name he had given to Theed as his referee)—he said he was also a bootmaker, and that he made only children's boots, or
<hi rend="italic">vice versa</hi>, I cannot say which, and when orders were obtained by either they shared them—I found out that there was no such number as 109, Canonbury Road—I asked Harrison if Hicks only knew of him in business, or whether he was acquainted with his private affairs, and he said only in business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. Theed had reported to me that Hicks said that Gee was married, and had several children—Harrison represented himself as a widower.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEELING</hi>. It was about 7.30 p.m. when Harrison called and saw me—he signed this agreement which had been previously filled up by Mr. Theed—I went to 51, Bookham Street on the Saturday morning—I made the appointment by letter for 9 a.m., having received a letter from him saying that he wished to give up the transection—when I got there I was informed he had gone out early, and in proof my own letter was shown me unopened—when he brought the agreement he said he wished to sign it, and take the piano.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The agreement was prepared by me, and taken by Theed to be given to Gee, and the next I saw of it was when Harrison produced it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-166" type="surname" value="HOWE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-166" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOWE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Moore and Moore, of Bishopsgate Street—on 12th December Harrison called there, and produced this agreement in Mr. Moore's presence, and signed it "James Gee," and paid 28
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. deposit—I have no doubt he is the man—I next saw him on 14th January going into 138, Queen's Road, Dalston—he remained in there about two hours, and then came out, and when he saw me following he ran away, and was subsequently taken in charge—he said "You have made a mistake, gentlemen, I am not Mack" (not one word had been said about Mack) "If Mack has obtained pianos under false pretences that has nothing to do with me"—I said "You are Gee"—I was doing the cashier's duty that week in his absence—the piano was an upright</p>
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<p>grand, No. 17030—I have since seen it at the Duke of Clarence public-house, Clarence Road, Hackney, kept by James Hedlam.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEELING</hi>. I and the detective were not 30 yards away when Harrison went into this house, and I informed them that he was the man—he walked sharp round the corner, and then ran, and we went down a turning to get in front of him—Sergeant Green went up to him—we were out of breath when we caught him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had heard Mack's name mentioned before, and knew who he meant—I had not seen Harrison before the 12th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-167" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-167" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN WESTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Parkham Road, Dalston, and am the leaseholder of 51, Bookham Street—about three months ago I let that house to the prisoner Mack—he gave the name of Michael Groom—an agreement was drawn up, but never executed—he was in my house about five weeks, and left on 15th December—he paid no rent—he referred to a person in the next street, whose name I forget.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>. The house was not dilapidated—repairs were done before he went in—there might have been a window broken—there was a man there repairing, on the day he left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never let that house to a man named Gee—Hicks was never my tenant.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-168" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-168" type="given" value="THOMAS ARTHUR"/>THOMAS ARTHUR SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am an auctioneer, at Lee, in Kent—I know Mr. Hedlam, the landlord of the Duke of Clarence—I went with him and his daughter to 51, Bookham Street, to see a piano by Moore and Moore—it was a very good one, but was very dirty, and had one leg broken—we saw Mack there, but I did not know his name—Miss Hedlam played the piano, and I asked Mack to let me see the inside, and he pulled it to pieces and showed me—I said that will do, and Mr. Hedlam offered 12
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. for it—I afterwards saw it at Mr. Hedlam's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-169" type="surname" value="HEDLAM"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-169" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HEDLAM</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Duke of Clarence—I know Mack by the name of Gee—I called at 51, Bookham Street to see a piano, and saw him there with the piano—I had heard of it over my bar—neither of the prisoners told me about it—I subsequently gave him 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. and an old piano for it—this is the receipt; my wife paid for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>. I knew Mack as Gee, when he signed the paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-170" type="surname" value="HEDLAM"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-170" type="given" value="ALICE EMILY"/>ALICE EMILY HEDLAM</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—I went with him to 51, Bookham Street—I saw my father pay for a piano, and receive this receipt—the prisoner Mack signed it, using his left hand. ("21. 12. 87.
<hi rend="italic">Received of Mr. J. Hedlam</hi>, 13
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and a walnut piano, for piano by Moore and Moore, paid James Gee</hi>")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-171" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Thompson, a pawnbroker, of New North Road—on 31st December Mack pledged a piano with me in the name of Martin Truscott.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-172" type="surname" value="LOVEGROVE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-172" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LOVEGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am a surveyor, of 18, Urswick Road, and am landlord of 118, Queen's Road, Dalston—on 10th December I let that house to Mack, who gave the name of Martin Groom, of 51, Bookham Street—he gave as a reference, "Thomas Hicks, 10, Alma Street, St. John's Row," which he wrote on this memorandum (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I wrote to Hicks, and received this answer. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he had always found Groom honest and straightforward, and that he was a very good tenant.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-173" type="surname" value="REID"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-173" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REID</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi>). On 14th January I was with Mr.</p>
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<p>Howe, and saw Harrison in Queen's Road—after going through several streets, he suddenly turned round—I stopped him, and before anything was said, he said "I am not Mack; you have made a mistake; if Mack has obtained pianos under false pretences, that has nothing to do with me"—I searched his house, and found a book with the name of Martin Mack on it—on reading the warrant to him he said "My name is not Mack; it is Martin Groom."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEELING</hi>. Howe was only 10 or 12 yards away when Harrison made that remark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-174" type="surname" value="GOULD"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-174" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GOULD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). I know Robert Page, a police constable; he is ill—I was present when he took Hicks in charge, and heard him read the warrant, and heard Hicks say "I was only his reference"—I don't know who he referred to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-351-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-351-18880227 t18880227-351-punishment-27"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1888.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880227-352-offence-1 t18880227-name-176"/>Maria Green</persName>, during the lifetime of his wife.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-177" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18880227-name-177" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PAGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Cavendish Street, Bedford—on 10th October, 1871, I was present at Bedford when the prisoner was married to my sister, then a widow—I last saw her on Monday morning—she lived with her husband a little time after the marriage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-178" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-178" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-178" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA GREEN</persName> </hi>. I was present when the prisoner went through the ceremony of marriage with my daughter in the Registrar's office at Yarmouth—I don't know what date it was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-179" type="surname" value="EARDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-179" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES EARDLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 219). I took the prisoner—he said. "It is all right; you find my first wife."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">VAGG</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I produce these two marriage certificates—I have compared both of them; one at Yarmouth and one at Bedford—I find them true copies. (
<hi rend="italic">The first certified a marriage between Henry Parfitt and Anne Maria Footer, at Bedford, on October</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1871;
<hi rend="italic">and the second, one between Charles Henry Parfitt and Maria Green at Yarmouth on</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd October</hi>, 1876.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18880227-352-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. —
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<interp inst="def2-353-18880227" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/> WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HENNESSY</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18880227-353-offence-1 t18880227-name-183"/>George Hammersley</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-184" type="surname" value="HAMMERSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-184" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAMMERSLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a caretaker, and live at 85, High Street, Aldgate—on 10th January I was in High Street, Whitechapel, at 7. 30—when I got to the corner opposite Webb's public-house I was surrounded by three or four men, who shoved me and made a noise "Hi! hi!"—I did the same to try to go between them, but could not, and all at once I said "What the devil are you up to?" and then they threw my arms up, and my overcoat, undercoat, and waistcoat were pulled open, and my watch was pulled from me from behind—I turned round, and they were gone—it was a very thick fog, and I could not see three, yards from me—I cannot identify any one—the value of my watch and</p>
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<p>chain was 5
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.—all the men dispersed in a moment—Frost made a communication
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> me, and went to fetch a constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-185" type="surname" value="FROST"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FROST</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Rodney Buildings, Pitfield Street, and am a lamplighter—on 10th January I was in High Street, Whitechapel at 7. 30 p.m., and saw the three prisoners walking to the prosecutor—they seemed to follow a woman round; they did not get anything—after I had been watching them about five minutes I saw a large number of men, including the three prisoners, round Mr. Hammersley—they helped Kaylor, a man now undergoing 12 months, and pinned the prosecutor against the wall—then I saw his watch snatched by another man not in custody, and it was passed to McCarthy, and all the prisoners made off—I next saw Donovan and White in Fashion Street, in a public-house, last Friday evening—I pointed them out to Sergeants Flack, New, and White.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Donovan.</hi> There were 13 of you on that night—I was about a yard from you and could identify you—I identified you at Leman Street Police-station on Saturday afternoon at four o'clock—I pointed you out on Friday in the public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by White.</hi> I had a good look at you outside a very light public-house—I had seen Donovan once or twice before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-186" type="surname" value="NEW"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-186" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 10th January I was in High Street, Whitechapel, just before seven o'clock, and saw Donovan, White, Kaylor, McCarthy, Gibbs, and two other men, standing together outside Webb's public-house—I did not see them again till, in company with Sergeants Thick and White, I arrested Donovan and White in a public house in Fashion Street on Friday week—we took them
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> the station—afterwards we went to another public-house and arrested Hennessy—Donovan said, in answer to the charge, "I don't belong to that gang; I did not steal the watch; I know nothing about it"—White said, I think, "I don't go with that gang"—Hennessy said "I know nothing about it"—Donovan said nothing to me about having a bad leg—neither White nor Hennessy said anything to me about being in bed at the time—they were put with nine other men on Saturday and identified by Frost—the constable who arrested Hennessy is ill and cannot be here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Donovan.</hi> I saw your leg afterwards, because I was told you had kicked out, and I found bruises and a bandage on it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hennessy.</hi> You were placed with six others to be identified—there were nine altogether.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate., Donovan says:"</hi> I was in bed with a bad leg and neck at the time."
<hi rend="italic">White says: "</hi> I was in bed at the time."
<hi rend="italic">Hennessy says:</hi> "I was at home that foggy night."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for White.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-187" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-187" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-187" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WHITE</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Great Pearl Street, Spitalfields, and am a cigar box paperer—I am White's sister-in-law—you saw me in the London Hospital in the Whitechapel Road at very near 6. 30 by the hospital clock—you left the hospital at 6.20 p.m. on Friday, 10th January, and you went home to your mother, who lives at 75, Bacon Street, Bethnal Green.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He would go along Cambridge Heath Road to go to his mother's from the hospital—Whitechapel is not the same as High Street, Whitechapel; it is Aldgate way—it would take a quarter of an hour to walk from the hospital to High Street—I don't think it is more than</p>
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<p>half a mile—I do not know Webb's public-house—his mother is at work to-day—she knows her son is being tried, and that he was at home on this night—I don't live at the same place as his mother.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18880227-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18880227-name-188" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-188" type="surname" value="HENNESSY"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-name-188" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HENNESSY</persName> </hi>. I am Hennessy's mother—I live at 15, Brick Street, Brick Lane, Whitechapel—on the night of 10th January he was at home—it was either Thursday or Friday; I am certain of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. He</hi> was at home all day; he helps me with my work—he did not go out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Donovan in his defence stated that he had a bad leg, and that he could not have committed this robbery.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">White stated he had just come out after three months in gaol, and that he was in bed when this occurred.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Hennessys stated that he was at home and knew nothing about it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DONOVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-353-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENNESSY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18880227-353-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18880227-353-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Donovan then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in December</hi>, 1883,
<hi rend="italic">and White to one in October</hi>, 1887.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-353-18880227 t18880227-353-punishment-29"/>Twelve Months Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Court commended Frost's conduct, and awarded him</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">l</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>355.
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