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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Including cases committed to this Court under Order in Council pursuant to the Winter Assize Act of 1879.</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 7th, 1889, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">ESQ</hi>.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon.
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-2" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DENMAN</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GABRIEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-6" type="given" value="PHINEAS"/>PHINEAS COWAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-7" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-8" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-9" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-10" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-11" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C. L., Common Serjeant of the said City; 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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD JAMES GRAY</hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK KYNASTON METCALFE</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE RICHARD HALSE</hi>, Esq.,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITEHEAD, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 462). At a quarter-past six on the evening of 10th December I was on duty in St. Paul's Church-yard; I saw the prisoner, with five others, watching a lady—I watched them for about twenty minutes—they went from shop to shop till they came to a jeweller's shop—the lady looked in that shop—the prisoner went to her left side, opened her bag, and took her purse—I took hold of the prisoner, and at the same time the lady took the purse out of his hand—I took the prisoner into custody—the lady went into a confectioner's shop—I asked the shopkeeper to take her name and address, but I have not been able to find her since—I saw the purse in prisoner's hand—there was plenty of light; all the shops were open and the gas lamps alight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in a written defence, said he was passing by a crowd in St. Paul's Church-yard when the constable seized him, and that the lady said she could not identify him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 7, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-126-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in their possession, with intent to utter it—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18890107-126-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noAgreement"/>The Jury being unable to agree, were discharged without giving a verdict, and the case was postponed to next Session</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-31" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE DODDS</persName> </hi>. I am an actress, and live in Brunswick Place, New castle-on-Tyne—on 17th December I purchased two postal orders for 10s. and 1s. at the Post Office in Blacket Street, Newcastle—I did not take the numbers of the orders; I cannot say that these are the orders; they are for the same amounts—they bear the stamp of the Blacket Street Post Office, and the date of 17th December—I enclosed the orders addressed to Burnett's, Theatrical Hosier, King Street, Covent Garden—I posted the letter myself about 6. 30 the same day—there was no name signed to the orders.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-32" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GAHAN</persName> </hi>. I am overseer at the Bedford Street Sorting Office—Dunn was employed there as a letter carrier—a letter addressed to King Street, Covent Garden, would come to that office—the mail that morning was late, and would not arrive till after nine—Dunn was em
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-33" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CLAY</persName> </hi>. I am head clerk to Messrs. Burnett and Co., 41, King Street, Covent Garden—it is my duty to receive remittances coming to the firm—on 18th December I did not receive any postal orders from Messrs. Dodds.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-34" type="given" value="CHRISTIANA REBECCA"/>CHRISTIANA REBECCA HOMEWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the Post Office Receiver of the St. John Street Road, Clerkenwell—before the 19th December I had received instructions to keep observation upon persons presenting postal orders signed in a particular way—on 19th December Dowse came to the office, and presented these two postal orders—in con sequence of what I saw on them I took particular notice of the man, and had him followed, and communicated with the authorities.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-35" type="given" value="LUKE"/>LUKE HANKS</persName> </hi>. I am a Police-officer attached to the General Post Office—on 20th December about midday I saw Dunn go into 66, Wynyatt Street, Clerkenwell, where Dowse lives—he had his postman's uniform on—about 10. 30 p. m. that same evening I saw Dowse in St. John Street Road—I stopped him and told him I was a Police-officer attached to the Post Office, and asked him his name—he said, "Davis"—I said, "Do you belong to the Post Office?"—he said, "No"—I requested him to go with me to the St. John Street Road Post Office; I there produced these two orders and said, "I am told you cashed these two postal orders at this office this morning"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "what name did you cash them in?"—he said, "Sharp"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—he said, "I got them in a public-house on a bet"—I said, "What bet?"—he said, "A man bet me 10 to 1 that he could find a man to run me"—I detained him and communicated with Mr. Woodward, who came and had some conversation with him—next morning Dowse made a statement to me, which I communicated to Mr. Woodward.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-36" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOHN"/>ARTHUR JOHN LONG</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the landlord of 66, Wynyatt Street, Clerkenwell—Dowse lived there since last September in the name of Davis—his wife took the rooms for him, and she gave the name of Davis—he or his wife occupied the rooms—I have the rent-book; the name of Davis is entered there—I received all the rent in that name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-37" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Confidential Inquiry Branch of the General Post Office—it came to my knowledge that postal orders which passed through the Bedford Street Post Office were stolen—in consequence of that I made inquiries, and ascertained that these postal orders were cashed at the St. John Street Road Post Office—I communicated with the Receiver there, and gave special instructions—about midnight on December 20th I was sent for there and saw Dowse—I told him who I was, and produced these two orders to him and said, "You cashed these two orders at this office yesterday"—he said, "Yes, I did, yesterday morning"—I said, "What is your name?"—he replied, "My name is W. Dowse"—I said, "Where do you live?"—he said, "66, Wynyatt Street"—I said, "Why did you sign them in the name of E. Sharp?"—he said, "They were signed that name, and payable to this office"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—he said, "Well, they were sent to me in an envelope?"—I said, "Who sent them?"—he said, "It was a man I picked up in Humphrey's public-house on Sunday night"—I said, "What is his name?"—he said, "They were two strangers in the public-house"—I said, "Do you know a postman of the</p>
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<p>name of Dunn?"—he said, "Well, I can't say that I do"—I said, "I have reason for believing that these orders have been stolen from a letter, as they are filled up in a similar handwriting to other orders which have been stolen"—he replied, "They were sent to me; I won 11 s., and the man sent them to me"—"I said, "Who did you make the bet with?"—he replied, "Two strangers in the public-house"—I said, "What was the bet about?"—he replied, "I bet him that I would drink so many glasses of whisky before he did"—I said, "Where is the letter they were sent in?"—he said, "I threw it on the fire; I don't know what I did with it"—I then produced a photo of Dunn, and said, "Who is this man?"—he replied,"I worked with him at Fenton's Hotel, St. James Street; they called him Charlie"—I said, "Is he a postman?"—he said, "I don't know; he was a porter"—I said, "Did he give you the postal orders?"—he said, "No, I am sure he did not"—I said, "How was the letter addressed that contained them?"—he said, "Mr. Davis, 66, Wynyatt Street"—I afterwards saw Dunn, and had a conversation with him—I afterwards again saw Dowse, and said, "Dunn has made a statement to the effect that he took these two orders out of a letter addressed to Burnett, King Street, W. C., and sent them to you in a letter; that you cashed them, and gave him part of the money"—he replied,"It is not true; I thought they were from a stranger."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> I did not know they were stolen. I did not know they were sent to me by Dunn. He owed me some money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I did not know Dunn sent them; they came to me in an envelope, and I went and changed them on the Saturday.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DUNN</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-127-18890107 t18890107-127-punishment-8"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that Dunn had borne an excellent character, and there was reason to believe he had been led into this by Dowse.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18890107-128-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>Stealing a chest of 63 lb. of tea, the property of the
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for Receiving.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-41" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FLISBY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Junior Army and Navy Stores, Ward's Wharf, Commercial Road, Lambeth—on 5th November last I unloaded from the steamship
<hi rend="italic">Florence</hi> 23 half-chests of tea at that wharf; among them there was one numbered 6512—on 7th November that chest with four others was sent to Nine Elms, for transport to Aldershot, by carman Andrews—I have seen that half-chest in the possession of the police—each of the half-chests were separately labelled and addressed—a portion of the label is still on this one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-43" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the service of the Junior Army and Navy Stores—on 7th November I took five half-chests of tea from Nine Elms, consigned to Aldershot—I received signatures for them, from Tom Tilley.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-44" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM TILLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter in the service of the South-Western Rail way—on 7th November I received five half-chests of tea, consigned to the Junior Army and Navy Stores at Nine Elms to Aldershot—I put them in the warehouse at Nine Elms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-45" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY EMS</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Nine Elms Station—on 7th November I made up the consignment of tea for the Junior Army and Navy Stores for Aldershot—I found four only—I shifted them for loading up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-46" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GOWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman at Aldershot to the South Western Railway—I received the invoices for the five half-chests of tea consigned to the Stores—when the parcel arrived I found only four.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective N</hi>). About half-past six in the evening of 10th November I was in Upper Street, Islington, and saw the two prisoners wheeling a costermonger's barrow, with a sack covering something bulky—the younger prisoner was holding the handle and the elder was shoving at the side—I followed them for about 100 yards—close by the Agricultural Hall, where there was a man on fixed-point duty, the older prisoner left the younger in charge of the barrow, and he wheeled it down the Essex Road about 300 or 400 yards, when he was again joined by the elder, who entered Mr. Thackery's shop—he remained there about a minute, then left and beckoned the younger prisoner, who was sitting on the handle of the barrow—he got up and commenced wheeling it, and the elder helped to push it up to Mr. Thackery's door—the younger was in the act of taking the chest off the barrow when I said, "Excuse me, young man, I am a police-constable; I should like to see what you have got there"—the elder said "It is all right, you can have my card"—I said "Your card is no use to me; if you will not tell me what you have got there I shall take you to the station"—he did not answer, and I took them into custody—at the station I found that the box contained tea—the younger prisoner then said to the elder, "I told you, father, not to buy it"—the elder prisoner said he bought it of a man a week ago in Holborn for 25s., but he did not know him or his address—he afterwards said, "I had it to sell for a man; I have not bought it at all;" he afterwards said he bought it that same evening—the chest was quite full—a little piece at the corner had been torn off to see what it was—the address had been torn off.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-48" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT THACKERY</persName> </hi>. I have been in the employ of Mr. Straker, stationer, Ludgate Hill, as a bookbinder, for seventeen years—the elder prisoner was in the same service—on 9th November he asked me if my brother wanted any tea—my brother keeps a grocer's shop at Islington—I told him if he liked he could take it there—he said that a man he knew had failed in a small business, and he had some tea for sale, and he asked me if my brother wanted to buy any—he did not tell me the name of his friend—I did not ask him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector of South-Western Railway Company</hi>). On Friday night, 7th December, I saw the elder prisoner at his residence—he was then out on bail on remand—I said, "I am an inspector from the South-Western Railway police; we find that the half-chest of tea is our property, and as it was found in your possession I have come to see if you can give me any information about it"—he said, "I know nothing about it, sir; a man placed it on my barrow at 5 o'clock on the Saturday evening—I do not know the man, and my son knows nothing at all about it"—I said, "What made you ask Thackery if he could do with it on the Friday, if you did not see the man until Saturday evening?"—he replied, "I was in a beer-shop in Friar-street on Friday night, when a man said to me, 'Joe, can you do with any tea?'"—I said, "Then you know the man?"—he said, "No, I do not"—I said, "Then how did he know</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The half-chest contained 65 or 66 lb. of tea, and was worth £3 10s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The elder Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I met a chap in Holborn the day before I was taken—I had seen him two or three times before—he asked me if I could sell some tea for him; I asked him if it was all straightforward; he said yes, that his brother had a shop and failed, and he gave it to him—I said I had never sold any tea to any body."
<hi rend="italic">The younger Prisoner.</hi> "The night we were in custody father said he wanted me to pull a barrow to Islington for him; I saw a man put the chest of tea on the barrow, and I wheeled it for my father over to Islington."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH WILKINSON</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JUN</hi>.,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-53" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WYATT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rainbow Public-house, Liverpool Road, Islington—about half-past one on the morning of 20th of December I had not gone to bed—I heard the front door bell ring—I went to the door and found two constables there, with Thornton in their custody—they told me something, and I and a constable went to the back of my house, and in the urinal adjoining the yard I found Franklin—the urinal is in the corner of the yard, open at the top, and by climbing up steps or a ladder you can drop into it—there is a door to it, but it is locked—it is in the main road—I went to the station, and the prisoners were charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Franklin.</hi> The urinal belongs to the house of which I am landlord; it is attached to the house and is private—I lock it up every night; it is open in the daytime to the public.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 73). At one o'clock on the morning of 20th December I was on duty in Barnsbury Street; Perry was on the other side of the road—I saw the two prisoners together at the corner of Barns bury Street, Liverpool Road, outside the Rainbow—I and Perry watched them; they looked in the windows and walked down Barnsbury Street, and stood against a wall—Thornton lifted Franklin over the wall, and then walked down the street about thirty yards; he turned, came and walked across the road, and stepped on the footpath—I stopped him, and asked what he was loitering about there for—he said, "Nothing"—I said, "Where did you leave your mate?"—he said, "Down the bottom of the street"—I said, "That don't do for me; what about this one over the wall?"—he made no reply—I told Perry to catch hold of him, while</p>
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<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> on the ground by the side of Franklin—I took him into custody; he said nothing in answer to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thornton.</hi> I was about forty yards off when I saw the man get over the wall; it was a very fine night, not misty—I can swear you put him over the wall—you walked straight back down Barnsbury Street very slowly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Franklin.</hi> I did not feel in your pockets; I rubbed your sides down, and found these two keys in your pockets—I did not take them out; I afterwards saw them taken out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-55" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N</hi> 184). I was with May watching the prisoners in Barnsbury Street—I saw them hanging about the corner; they both looked in all the windows of the public-house, and then went down Barnsbury Street to the dead wall, and Thornton assisted Franklin over the wall, and then went thirty or forty yards down Barnsbury Street and returned—we walked across the road and stopped him, and took him to the station—he was charged with loitering and being in the urinal; he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thornton.</hi> I was forty yards off when you helped the man over the wall—it was a fine night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate. Thornton says:</hi> "I do not want to say anything here."
<hi rend="italic">Franklin says:</hi> "The instruments are not for housebreaking; what the constable calls a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> is only a packing case opener, and neither instrument was found on me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thornton, in his defence, said that Franklin was a stranger to him; that he walked down Barnsbury Street with a sailor, said good-night to him, and that as he came back he was arrested.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Franklin said that he got over the wall by himself to sleep in the urinal.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BURNIE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-60" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY FENN</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid to Mr. Brassey, of 6, Cromwell Houses—on the afternoon of 29th November I packed a hamper full of linen, and gave it to Thomas Walker, driver of a van belonging to Mr. Fair clough—the name on the van was Dawson—the value of the things in the hamper was about £3—I have been shown the hamper and some of the things by the police—I identify them; these are they.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-61" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a driver in the employment of Mr. Fairclough, who trades as A. Dawson—on the afternoon of 29th November I received a basket of linen from Fanny Fenn, which I drove to Farringdon Street—I there left the van for about twenty minutes in charge of the van boy, Arthur Coleman—when I came back I found the boy on his back in the van,
<hi rend="italic">squalling</hi> as loud as he could bawl out—I found the hamper of linen had been taken—the police have shown me the hamper, which I identify as the one taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-62" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. On 29th November I was in charge of the van in Farringdon Street while "Walker was away—a man got into the van and asked about my mate—he sat on the hamper—he hit me on the forehead; I became insensible—when I came to I found Walker was there, and that the hamper had been taken away—before I was struck I noticed at the back of our van a two-wheeled light cart, with a yellow tilt and a little brown pony—when I came to that cart had gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-63" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am an ostler in the service of Afred Bunker, 18, Salisbury Street, Hoxton, who lets out vans—on several occasions I have let vans to Lawson in the name of Smith—at 9 a. m. on 29th November I lent him one—I took it round to him at 31, Buckland Street—it was a light cart with a black cover, with A. B. on each side, and a brown pony—it came home between seven and eight, I think—I was not there then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-64" type="given" value="HENRY RICHARD"/>HENRY RICHARD MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a brewer's carman—I am the land lord of, and live at, 31, Buckland Street, Hoxton—Lawson rents the break fast parlour and a coal cellar of me—I have seen Hughes in Lawson's company, I cannot say how many times—I did not know his name before he was apprehended—on Thursday night, 29th November, I saw Lawson between eight and nine, I fancy; I was going home from work—I saw a light, tilted van with a dark bay pony, and Hughes and Lawson were very busy taking a hamper out of the area steps and placing it into the van—the police have shown me a hamper; I could almost swear it is the one—I was very close by them, and Lawson spoke to me—he and Hughes jumped into the van, drove down Buckland Street, and turned to the right, over St. John's Street towards St. John's Church—it was a four-wheeled van, with a dark tilt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hughes.</hi> I am not sure of the time to half an hour, but I believe it was between seven and eight—I am positive about your being there—it was a light made van, with a black tilt and four wheels.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-65" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BURNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G</hi>). On the evening of 30th November, having received information, I went to 50, Fanshaw Street, Hoxton, where I saw White on the ground floor—I went upstairs; the left-hand room was empty—I saw this hamper there, and a woman lying covered over with two pieces of canvas—White was not in at that time—shortly after I came back; she was in bed in the right-hand room—I knocked at the door; she got up—I told her I should take her into custody for the unlawful possession of the hamper—she said she knew nothing about it—when she was dressed I searched her room, and found these four pieces of muslin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) on the chair in the room—I asked her where she got them from—she said she bought them a day or two previous from the rag women in Hoxton Street—I took her to the Police station—previous to going to her room I went to 48, Fanshaw Street, the adjoining house—I saw Hughes there—I told him I should take him into custody for being concerned in stealing a hamper containing linen—he said, "I know nothing of it"—I handed him over to Leary—I found nothing there—White said she knew nothing of the hamper; that the room was unoccupied, and she only went in there occasionally to hang her clothes—on the landing the other woman said that Mrs. White brought her there, and gave her the two pieces of canvas, and told her she could sleep in the room—White could hear it; her room door was open, and she had as good opportunity of hearing it as I had; she made no answer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BURNIE</hi>. White's house is 50, I think—I may have said 52 before the Magistrate; I made a mistake about that—the front door of the house was on the jar, so that anybody could walk in, just as I did—the first time that I found the woman sleeping in the left hand room the door was pulled to; anyone could walk in from the stair case—White's room was locked when I first went—on the second occasion she was in bed with her husband—when I said I should charge her with unlawful possession, she said, "I know nothing of it; I only hung my clothes in the room during the last fortnight"—when I told her I should take her to the station for receiving the hamper and these pieces of muslin, she said, "I know nothing of them; the door is always open, and some person may have brought them there"—she also told me people were in the habit of sleeping on the staircase.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 439). I apprehended Lawson on 30th November—I searched his room, at 31, Buckland Street—I found there a quantity of linen, etc., about 20 articles altogether, which have been identified by Miss Fenn—I have known Lawson and Hughes for the last nine months as constant associates.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have been shown the muslin which was found at White's—there were nine pieces in the hamper when it went away—I have been shown and have identified four pieces, and afterwards I was shown four other pieces among the things found at Lawson's—they were exactly the same in every way; part of the same bulk—the value of the things found was worth about £1, I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">BURNIE</hi>. I have seen a pair of sheets and two table-cloths and towels and pillow slips, but not all the things—this is good book muslin; you would not buy the four pieces for 2s.—there is a good deal of muslin of this kind, but this is made up into short window curtains in the same size and way as mine was, and it is the same quality of muslin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt that these are Mr. Brassey's curtains—some of the other things were marked—four pieces of muslin were found among the other linen, out of which the marks were cut—I did not make them up; I looked after and repaired them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Defence of Hughes.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-68" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH DULWICH</persName> </hi>. I wash and clean—I live with Hughes—on 29th November (Thursday) he went out about 10 a. m., and came home to dinner; he went out again, and came back at seven or just after, and he did not go out again that night—we sat indoors, and went to bed about half-past ten or eleven.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know Lawson; I never saw him, and I never heard Hughes speak of him—I live at 50, Fanshaw Street, in the front parlour—I do not know Mrs. White, who lives next door—I have only known she lived next door while she was on remand; her husband spoke to me—Hughes went out at two, and came back a little after seven.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hughes, in his Defence, said he was at home at the time.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWSON</hi> ** and
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUGHES</hi> *—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-130-18890107 t18890107-130-punishment-10"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each, Lawson's sentence to run concurrently with seven years' penal servitude, which he was now undergoing</rs>.</hi>,</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before the Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>He received a good character.—
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<interp inst="t18890107-132-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to two indictments for forging and uttering orders for £1 2s. and £43 4s. 3
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890107-133-offence-1 t18890107-name-72"/>William James Tubbs</persName> an overcoat and other articles, and afterwards breaking out of the same.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-74" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN CASTAGN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Salutation Tavern, Newgate Street—on December 17, about 3.50 p. m., McClean (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 180) came in for some port wine, price 2d.—he put down a half-crown—I bent it in the engine, found it was bad, sent for Mr. Rudkin, and gave it to him—McClean then paid with a good florin, and left—he was alone—Mr. Rudkin followed him—this is the coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RUDKIN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Salutation Tavern—on 17th December I was called into the bar, and Miss Castagn spoke to me and gave me the broken pieces of a half-crown; I marked them and handed them to Detective Cross—this is one—I saw McClean there; he paid with good money and left—I went out by another door, met him in Newgate Street, and made a statement to a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CROSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 17th December, about 4 p. m., I was with Eagle at the top of Snow Hill—a statement was made to me, and I saw McClean standing against the pillar-box at the Holborn corner of the Old Bailey—he stood there for a minute or two, and then walked on towards Holborn, and just opposite Spiers and Pond's, Jones joined him, and they walked over the Viaduct together as far as the Circus on the left—they then crossed to the right side in conversation, and stopped at Gamage's, a hosier's, at the corner of Leather Lane, and while they looked in at the window we passed them and walked as far as Furnival's Inn, and turned round, went back and met them—Eagle stopped McClean, and I attempted to stop Jones, but before I could get properly hold of him we got to the other side of the street—we had a tussle, and the street being slippery, we both fell—he was stopped by somebody—I got hold of him and said, "I am a Police-officer; I take you in custody on a charge of uttering counterfeit coin"—he did not speak—I took him to Snow Hill Station, and he was charged with being concerned with McClean, who was brought in by Eagle, in uttering counterfeit coin—he made no reply—I searched Jones, and found in his trousers pocket a bad half-crown of the same date as the one which was broken, and in good money four sovereigns, fifteen shillings, six sixpences, a threepenny-piece, and 2s. 5 1/2 d. in bronze, and in his coat pocket two collars, two new pocket-books, four shillings' worth of postage stamps, a penny, two cakes of scented soap in these wrappers, and some memos on pieces of paper—he said he had no fixed address—I found an envelope on him relating to Frederick Smith, 50, Brampton Street, Walworth—I</p>
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<p>asked him if that was where he lived—he said, "No"—I said, "I don't want to go over there for nothing"—he said, "I don't live there"—I went that afternoon to a perfumer's shop in Queen Victoria Street, and saw Mrs. Morley, who turned out the till on the counter, and I picked out a bad half-crown—I also went to a perfumer's shop in Bell Yard, Grace church Street, where the till was searched and another bad half-crown was found in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Jones did not come up behind him, he seemed to be waiting for him—he crossed over to him and joined him—I had never seen either of them before—McClean was there a minute or two—they did not shake hands when they met—Eagle and I were in plain clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-77" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH MORLEY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mme. Le Coffery, of Queen Victoria Street; it is a branch of Rimmel's, the perfumers—on December 17th, between one and two o'clock, I served McClean with a cake of soap, price sixpence—he gave me a half-crown, which I gave to Mme. Le Coffery, who put it me the till, and I gave the change—I folded the soap in paper, and this red label was on it. (
<hi rend="italic">Bearing Rimmel's name and address</hi>)—about seven p. m. Cross came, and I saw the till turned out on the counter; there was some silver in it and three or four half-crowns, one of which was bad—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Cross took it—I had been taking money in the interval, but the till had not been cleared.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-78" type="given" value="GUSTAVE"/>GUSTAVE GRADY</persName> </hi>. I am a perfumer, of 1, Bell Yard, Gracechurch Street—on December 17th, between three and four p. m., McClean came in for some soap, price 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.; he gave me a half-crown, my wife gave him the change—I put the coin in the till—Cross came about 6. 30, and I turned out the till, in which were two or three half-crowns and some florins and sixpences—one of the half-crowns was bad; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I gave it to Cross—this is the piece of soap and the paper in which it was folded, which bears the maker's name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-79" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EAGLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 306). I was with Cross—I followed McClean first and saw Jones meet him—we followed them to Holborn Circus; they were speaking together and looking back—they crossed to the right side of Holborn, and stopped at Gamage's, a hosier's at the corner of Leather Lane; and while they were looking in we passed them—they then followed us as far as Brook Street—we then turned back and met them by Furnival's Inn; I stopped McClean, and Cross went to Jones, but before we said a word Jones sprang in front, brushed past Cross, and ran away—I saw Cross run after him, and afterwards saw him in custody—I searched McClean at the station, and found on him a registered envelope, two duplicates, a half-sovereign, three florins, three shillings, a sixpence, and 4 1/2 d., all good; an old pair of gloves, a cigarette case, and a new comb and case.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—this broken half-crown is counterfeit; these three other half-crowns are also counterfeit—the one found on Jones and the one uttered at the Salutation Tavern are from the same mould.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-81" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RUDKIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). It is from 100 to 150 yards from my house to the pillar-post at the corner of the Old Bailey.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CROSS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not lose sight of McClean or Jones—they had no opportunity to pass the soap from one to the other; I was close behind them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-134-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction in the name of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Frederick Smith on</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th of February</hi>, 1886,
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-134-18890107 t18890107-134-punishment-14"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18890107-135-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The witnesses examined in the last case repeated their evidence, the facts being the same.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-135-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18890107-136-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890107-136-offence-1 t18890107-name-85"/>Frank Haines</persName>, and stealing two coats, a corkscrew, and other articles his property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-86" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HAINES</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Park Road, Regent's Park, and am proprietor of Allen's Riding School—on 28th November, just before 4.30 a. m., I was disturbed and got out of bed, opened the door and heard someone—I returned and put on my trousers and waistcoat to go downstairs when I heard the basement door open—I went back, threw up the bedroom window and saw the prisoner and another man go from the house and rush to the front gate—my wife was pulling the bell in our bedroom—the men turned to the right, and the gas lamp was full on their faces—I ran down and out at the front gate—they got over the wall, which would bring them into Lawn Gardens; mine is a corner house—I spoke to a cabman, who turned his horse round and drove on, and a constable brought the prisoner back in from 7 to 15 minutes—I found on my basement floor two great coats and a hat which had evidently been put over a candle, as it was burnt—the basement door had been unbolted top and bottom from the inside—I found a piece of candle, a pair of boots, and a pair of socks or stockings which did not belong to me—the men had had some chicken and two bottles of stout in the kitchen, and had opened the drawing-room door and taken a satchel from the table and put it on the hall chair—this corkscrew, knives, hat and coat are mine—the coal cellar door was quite safe overnight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The men were on the wall when I was in the garden.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-87" type="given" value="ARTHUR ROBERT"/>ARTHUR ROBERT JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a cabdriver, of 5, Oak Tree Road, Regent's Park—on 28th November, about 4. 30 a. m., I was driving along Park Road, and about 100 yards from the prosecutor's house I heard someone calling "Police" and saw Mr. Haines in his shirt sleeves; a policeman came up at the same time—I drove on and saw two men just past Alpha Road, the prisoner was one of them—they walked towards Church Street, I followed them to Lisson Grove and spoke to another policeman, and when the men got abreast of him they ran away before they were spoken to; he followed one and I the other, and after a chase I caught him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know that the men I saw committed the burglary, but they were very near, and there was no one else about—you were not 200 yards from Mr. Haines's house when I saw you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Lawn Gardens leads into Alpha Place—I turned my horse round, and intercepted the men.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ATKINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D</hi> 306). On 28th November about 4. 45 a. m. I was on duty in Lisson Grove, and Jones pointed out the prisoner and another man to me walking on the other side of the road—I crossed the road, and they both ran away in opposite directions—I followed the prisoner, and after a smart chase of 200 yards I took him, and said, "You</p>
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<p>have been seen to leave a house which has been broken into; you will have to come back with me"—he said, "Well, what would you do if you were hungry, and had no money to pay for your
<hi rend="italic">doss?</hi>"—that means a bed in a common lodging-house—I took him back to the house, and from there to the station, where he was charged, and made no answer—he had boots on, but the man who got away had none.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector D</hi>). I examined Mr. Haines's premises, and saw traces of some person climbing the wall and passing round the rear of the house—I found the coat-cellar door open, and marks on it where it had been forced open—I found this jemmy in the garden—I compared it with the marks, and they corresponded exactly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I apprehended another man, but he was discharged, there not being sufficient evidence against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his Defence, stated that he had only been in this country four months, that the prosecutor had strengthened his evidence since he was first examined, that he had been to the docks to get a chip and met a shipmate, and while with him heard shouts of</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Police," and was taken, but if he had been guilty he could easily have got away.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Denman.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890107-137-offence-1 t18890107-name-91"/>John Keller</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, for attempting to set fire to the said dwelling-house.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RIBTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TORR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended, at the request of the Court.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-94" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM POSENER</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 13, Devonshire Street, St. George's—the prisoner lodged at my house for seven weeks; he occupied the first floor back—Mr. Jacob lived in the front room—on 24th December the prisoner went out at eleven in the morning—he came back at eight in the evening—I was not at home—I saw him about five minutes later—he said to me, "You will see; I will fetch thirty Irishmen to-night"—he then went out—he came back in about ten minutes, and went upstairs to his bedroom—he was in there quietly about ten minutes—he came down very quiet and said, "You will see what will be with you in five minutes—then he went out—Mr. Jacob called out to me that there was a fire and smoke in his room"—I was frightened, and went out of the house and called two constables—I returned with the constable and went upstairs with him—I found a flock mattress lying on the floor by the wall, on fire—the constable got a jug and put water on it, and put it out—that was all the fire there was—the room was full of smoke—I gave the prisoner in charge when he came back, about half-past nine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure I mentioned about the thirty Irishmen before the Magistrate—the prisoner did not bring in any Irishmen—he was drunk—there was no light in the room—he had a lamp by the fire place—he was dressed as usual when he came downstairs—there was nothing on fire except the floor and the paper at the side—there was no</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-95" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB GOLDBERG</persName> </hi>. I occupied the first floor front room at 13, Devon shire Street, the prisoner occupied the next room—on 24th December he came home like mad—he was knocking at the street door; we let him in—he said, "Where is Mr. Abraham? I must kill him; I can have fifty Irishmen, and kill you"—he was so mad I was afraid of him, I never saw such a person—I looked myself in my room and made myself not to be in—a constable came and went away again, and the prisoner went away too—he came back, and was ten minutes in his room—he said, "You will see what will be in five minutes; I will pay you with red ink"—his wife broke my door, and she was summoned for it the same day—Mr. Posener went for the police; the prisoner was in his room when the police came; he had been there about ten minutes—while the police were there the prisoner said, "Now you are in I will get you"—the constable said, "Hold hard, if you commence again I will charge you"—that was after the fire—he kept on saying, "I will pay you in red ink;" he said it about ten times.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-96" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DANFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 43). At half-past eight on 24th December I was called by Mr. Posener—I went to the house and saw the prisoner there; he was drunk—the prosecutor complained that the prisoner had assaulted his wife, and wished him locked up—there being no marks of violence, I referred him to the Thames Police-court for a summons—I then got the prisoner upstairs into the back room, and advised him to keep quiet—I left him there; there was no smoke then—about half-past nine I was called again by Mr. Posener from my beat, with another officer—we went upstairs; the smoke there was so dense, I went on my hands and knees, and looked into the room—there was a blaze in the room—I then went back and called for water; it was handed to me by the other constable and others; I threw in four pails full; that appeared to extinguish the fire—I then closed the door, and ordered the window to be thrown open to clear the smoke—I then found that the mattress was still smouldering—I threw it in the yard; it was not very much burnt—I afterwards noticed that the flooring under the mattress was burnt, and the wainscot and the paper; the floor was a little scorched and charred for about a yard—the wainscot and paper was about the same—the mattress was close to the wall, in its proper place—the fire being put out, we left the place—the prisoner stood in the crowd; Mr. Posener pointed him out; I called him into the passage; I cautioned him, and asked him if he could account for the fire in his room—he said, "I don't know; it is bad enough, don't make it worse than it is"—he was drunk—I took him to the station; he was searched, and a few loose matches were found in his pocket—the inspector told him the charge—he said, "I should like to know if there has been a fire"—by direction of the inspector I went back, replaced the things in the room, locked the door, and gave the key to the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was not very drunk—he knew what he was saying and doing—I did not see a pipe in the room—he called the prosecutor and his wife filthy names—the lamp was not near enough to the mattress to have fallen on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H R</hi> 31). I heard the prisoner say,"Don't make it worse than it is, it is bad enough"—after the charge</p>
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<p>was read to him at the station, he said, "I want to know if there has been a fire or not."</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-98" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DRYWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On the morning of 26th I went over the house; I found the back room first floor in great disorder—there was no furniture in it, only the mattress—on searching the mattress I found five or six matches, one unused, and others which had been used were lying between the wall and the mattress; they were the same kind of matches as these found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I was drunk when I came home from work; I found that a summons was out against my wife; I wanted to have a smoke; no table; the accident might have occurred. I am not guilty."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-139-18890107 t18890107-139-punishment-17"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude;</rs> </hi> and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OGLE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">for Rolfe</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Gadney, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM LOWE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Lloyd, Lowe, and Co., shipbrokers, of 7, East India Avenue, Leadenhall Street—we had to deliver the cargo of the ship
<hi rend="italic">Avon</hi>, and issued a release to the clerk on board, who had to deliver by delivery order—we employ professional clerks, who have a knowledge of the details of the work, and we employed Johnson and Rolfe; they had the sole possession of the cargo, among which was 5,300 bags of linseed, consigned to Ashton, Erridge and Co., marked with a diamond and certain letters—this is the delivery order—Johnson and Rolfe went on board the day after the ship arrived at the end of November—they had to deliver into certain craft specified in the release—I received a communication from the police, and on December 11 I was taken to the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>, lying in the River Lea, by Stevens's Wharf—that is a long way from the Mill wall Docks—I went on board, uncovered the tarpaulin, took off the hatches, and found about 600 bags of linseed with the mark in question, and the linseed corresponded in quality and quantity with what we lost—the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> was not mentioned in any of our delivery orders.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OGLE</hi>. We received the information about the 9th or 11th from Finch and Judge, of the Bow Police—Johnson is employed by Mr. Albert, and we pay Mr. Albert—there were five different consignments of linseed, but four had been delivered, one of which was to Game, Bowes—when any barge is loaded it is John son's duty to give a pass in the same form as he gave the pass for the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>—there was nothing irregular in it, except the number of the barge; there is no such number in existence—a great number of barges had been loaded in the course of the day, the vessel had been unloading some days, and Johnson and Rolfe had been employed during that time—they kept separate tally-books—in this tally-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) here are two entries in Johnson's writing, one to Game, Bowes and Co., and one to Ashton, Erridge—half the entry is by Rolfe, and the other by Johnson—they make together 600 bags, and the whole is signed by Johnson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. Mr. Albert is not in our employment, but we always give him work when we have it; we consider him in our service; we are in a position to dismiss him—he works for one or two other people—Rolfe told me that he acted under Johnson's orders, but I do not know that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> These 600 bags formed part of the last parcel delivered—Johnson's tally-book shows that he took over from Rolfe 310 bags, and delivered 290 himself, making 600, "into Ashton's hired craft
<hi rend="italic">John"</hi>—that is signed by Johnson—the barge is always specified in the delivery order—none of the above orders mentioned the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>—when the barge leaves the dock it is his duty to give a pass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If they delivered the cargo into a barge not specified it would be an irregularity, and even if it was taken to the proper consignee it would be subject to censure, but I never knew such a case.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-111" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a shipping clerk to Ashton, Erridge, and Co., of 19, Old Broad Street—they had a consignment of 6,826 bags of linseed by the ship
<hi rend="italic">Avon</hi>—I made out the delivery order and signed it—it was my duty to specify the barges to which linseed consigned to my firm was to be delivered—no other person was authorised to do so—the barges I mentioned are the
<hi rend="italic">Scarborough, the Arthur James</hi>, and the
<hi rend="italic">Glen Rosa—</hi> I never authorised any of the linseed to be delivered to the
<hi rend="italic">John.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OGLE</hi>. Many hired barges attend the ships—I have seen Johnson acting as tallying clerk, and found him correct and attentive to his duties.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. I gave the instructions to Johnson, and I believe Rolfe was his subordinate, acting under his orders, and bound to obey him, and these entries confirm that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-112" type="surname" value="BOOKER"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-112" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BOOKER</persName> </hi>. I am foreman lighterman in the employ of A. J. Humphrey, from whom I received this delivery order—on December 3rd and on December 4th I took it on board the ship, about 10.30 a. m., and saw Johnson delivering seed to the barge
<hi rend="italic">John;</hi> I said, "Why are you delivering seed to that barge?"—he said, "All right, Alf.; that is not your seed, that is another parcel, this is all right out"—there were from 50 to 100 bags in the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> then, and Johnson was close against the bulwarks and could see the barge—it was the only barge working on that side of the ship—I saw Rolfe on board—Johnson knew me—I gave him the delivery order to deliver to my craft—the other three were sailing barges—I only noticed one man in the barge—I was only on the</p>
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<p>ship five or ten minutes—I went back next day and saw Johnson, but said nothing about the 600 bags—I did not see the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OGLE</hi>. There were five or six barges alongside; we had been loading from the vessel several days—I believe we took away for four consignees; Ashton was one—other people were delivering for Ashton; they would have different orders and different barges—I only said, "Good morning" to Rolfe—I am positive it was not Rolfe who said that the linseed was not for me—I was first communicated with about the robbery on Monday morning, the 10th—I made no note of the conversation; I trusted to my memory.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. I walked over the barge, but only noticed one man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> I don't remember seeing you or your putting a question to me—You have done jobs for us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We used about fifteen barges, and took about 15,000 bags of linseed from the ship—I was on board every day, and on this day I walked across the
<hi rend="italic">John;</hi> I had not noticed her there before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-113" type="surname" value="WOODS"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WOODS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer—on Monday, December 3rd, about midday, I was in Millwall Docks, and saw the prisoner Chamberlain poking the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> in from alongside the ship
<hi rend="italic">Avon</hi>—I did not see where the barge had been lying—Gadney was in the barge with him—they made fast to some other barges—I was working on another barge, taking seed out of the port—Mr. Malbury employed me—next morning, Friday, I saw Chamberlain on board the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>, waiting to come alongside the
<hi rend="italic">Avon</hi>—I helped him to get the barge alongside, to do which I went on board of her—he said that he came there for 600 bags of linseed, which were going to Poplar Dock for the Midland Railway Company—Rolfe came on board the barge, and they commenced loading at once—when the 600 bags were got into the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> I assisted in putting the hatches on—Gadney was not there while it was being loaded—I did not see him on Tuesday—Chamberlain was on board the barge when she was pushed away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. I had never seen Gadney before—I did not speak to him—the conversation was entirely with Chamberlain, but Gadney was with him on the barge—I saw Gadney there on the Monday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> I saw the barge before dinner on Monday—you did not speak to me then—the Dock Company's barge was alongside before the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>—the crew of the company's barge were receiving cargo.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-114" type="surname" value="BALLARD"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-114" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BALLARD</persName> </hi>. I am a pass-collector at Millwall Docks—it is my duty to receive a pass before allowing a vessel to leave the docks—this is the pass of the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>—she left the dock on December 6th, about a quarter to 1 a. m.—it was dark—the number of the barge was not on the pass—I asked the lighterman for it, received his answer, and put it down, 1576, on this paper—when a vessel leaves the docks I in quire its destination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. W. LOWE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This pass is signed by Edward Johnson, the prisoner—after the cargo was returned to the dock, I checked the contents—there were 616 full bags, instead of 600, and that emptied the ship. [
<hi rend="italic">The pass stated:"Please pass Ashton's hired craft</hi> John, 600
<hi rend="italic">bags linseed from ship</hi> Avon,
<hi rend="italic">Captain Brady, Lighterman J. Williams.</hi>"]</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OGLE</hi>. We went on unloading the ship for a day and a half or two days after the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> was loaded.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-115" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-115" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a wharfinger of 56, Narrow Street, Limehouse—on December 5th, about 7. 30 or 8 p. m., I was on my wharf, and Gadney called and said that he had instructions to land a barge of linseed at my wharf, which is about a mile and a half from Millwall—I said, "Bring your notes down"—he said, "I will bring the barge in the morning"—I told him he had been drinking, and he left—he came next morning, knocked at my door, came through to the wharf, and said, "There is the barge," pointing to a barge with the hatches down, lying off the wharf, but not moored—I could not see the name, or if any one was on board—I asked for his landing orders—he said, "I will fetch them," and went away, and I never saw him or the barge again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-116" type="surname" value="BURDOCH"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BURDOCH</persName> </hi>. I am a provision merchant, of Old Ford Road—I have a private wharf at 415, Old Ford Road, Ivy Gate Wharf, which is on the River Lea—on 6th December Baldwin came—he had a gentleman with him, who said, "Can you land a parcel of sweepings for me? "Isaid, "Yes"—I had to go away, and when I came back he gave me a paper to receive them—I had never seen him before or since—his name was not mentioned, but he signed the paper—I did not see him sign it—he said, "I will go to Mark Lane and bring you the proper printed orders"—I think he said something about 300 bags of sweepings, and I was told it was linseed—I had never landed things for Baldwin before—my place is about five miles from Millwall Docks—two or three days after wards Baldwin came with two gentlemen, and Shepherd, Mr. Stevens's foreman, and I said to Baldwin, "We want the owner of the barge" (we had just been to Baldwin's place to find the owner, and when we got home the three came)—Mr. Olney, one of the gentlemen, then stepped forward—I can't remember what he said, but I took it that he was the owner—I told them I would have nothing to do with the barge, and it would have to be taken away, and they agreed to do so—I did not hear what they said together, but Baldwin said to me, "If you don't think it is all right have nothing to do with it"—Mr. Olney is a very quiet-speaking man, and I did not quite hear what he said—I do not think he represented himself as the owner, but I took it that he was—they went away—Shepherd was paid a sovereign for his trouble, and the barge was taken away, and the police took possession of her the same evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Olney was charged at the Thames Police Court, and after hearing the evidence, the Magistrate discharged him—on 8th December, when this conversation passed, the barge was lying at Stevens's Wharf, which is next to mine, and Shepherd, the foreman of Stevens's Wharf, was in my company—Baldwin did not represent Olney as the owner of the barge, but when Olney stepped forward I drew the inference—Shepherd said, "He will have nothing to do with the barge, you had better take it away," and Olney said, "All right, we will take it away," giving me the impression that he was the owner of the barge, and responsible for it—I had only had one transaction with Baldwin before—after 11th December Olney and another man, not Baldwin, called on me—Olney inquired what had become of the barge; I told him it was in the hands of the police, and he had better go and see about it, he said that he would—the impression that he was the owner of the barge and its contents was still left on my mind—the paper first left with me I did not</p>
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<p>think sufficient to land sweepings on, and I told my suspicions to Baldwin—I said at the Police-court, "1 said 'Mr. Baldwin represents you as the owner,' Mr. Baldwin said, 'This is the owner,' and Mr. Olney stepped forward"—some time afterwards I met Baldwin in Cheapside—he said, "It is a good job you had nothing to do with it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> I first saw you on the Saturday, about twelve o'clock—I asked you how long you had been waiting there—I think you said you were waiting for your governor—Shepherd said he wanted to be paid, and you said you should want to be paid for waiting about all the morning—you said, "I shall have to walk," and I gave you sixpence to ride.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On December 6th Baldwin came with the others and said, "Here is a gentleman, a friend of mine, who has a parcel of sweepings to land"—he was introduced as the owner of the sweepings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-117" type="surname" value="OLNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-117" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD OLNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, of 16, St. Dunstan's Street, Forest Hill—I had notice late last night to attend here this morning—I went to Mr. Baldwin on Saturday morning, 8th December, and told him I had a parcel of sweepings to sell, lying at Ivy Bridge Wharf, I was told—he said, "I will go with you," and about two o'clock he went with me to Mr. Burdoch's—he had a conversation with Mr. Burdoch, which I did not hear, and came back and said, "Mr. Burdoch says these goods are not what were represented to him some days ago, and if I were you I would have nothing to do with them"—I said, "What is the matter with them?"—he said, "According to what Mr. Burdoch says, he don't intend landing them"—I said, "If it is not good enough for you to go on with it is not good enough for me"—I said nothing about the ownership of the barge, nor did I see it or know the name of it or the quantity—I did not know that Baldwin had been there two days before with someone else, but I have heard it since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Superintendent Mellish did not call on me; I saw him at Bow Station when I was in custody, but had no conversation with him—I may have stepped forward when Mr. Burdoch said, "Who is the owner of the goods?" but I do not remember it—I called on Mr. Burdoch on the 11th—I did not ask him what had become of the sweepings—I did not represent myself all through as the owner of the barge—I only told Baldwin that I had the goods to sell for a person in the background—I did not go to Baldwin long before the 8th, and ask him whether he could find a market for a parcel I had to sell—I have been twenty years a general dealer, not in sweepings, but in any thing convenient—I went to Baldwin to find a customer, or to know whether he could do with the goods—I could not have taken any price for them; my principals did not give me a limit; they left it to my discretion, and I left it to Baldwin's discretion—he was to find a market if he could.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-118" type="surname" value="MURPHY"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-118" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I live at York Street, Stepney, and am part owner of the steam-tug
<hi rend="italic">Alacrity</hi>—on December 5th, about 8. 30 p. m., I was near Stepney Railway Station, and saw Chamberlain and Gadney—one of them asked me whether I was going to run down with my tug in the morning—I said, "Yes"—they said that a gentleman wanted a barge towed down, and I took the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> down the river—I saw Gadney; he had another barge—I did not notice that anything had happened to</p>
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<hi rend="italic">John</hi>—I took her to the mouth of the Lea, outside Bow Creek, and Chamberlain cast off there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. Chamberlain was on the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>, and Gadney on a coal barge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> The man who employed me said that he lived at Mark Lane, and was a seed merchant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-119" type="surname" value="PLATT"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PLATT</persName> </hi>. I am a lighterman and a publican, of 86, High Street, Stratford—the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> is my property—I let her to the Millwall Dock Company, but she remained lying in the docks—she was given up on 30th November—I never gave anyone autherity to remove her from the docks—on 8th December it came to my knowledge that she had been removed and damaged by a steamboat—I found her lying at Stevens's Wharf, Old Ford, with about 40 tons of linseed in her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> You came to my public-house on Tuesday evening the 11th, and I said, "Why did you load my barge and take her out of the dock without autherity?"—you said, "I loaded it for Mr. Williams"—I said, "You had no autherity to load for any Mr. Williams"—Mr. Doring is my brother-in-law—you said, "Mr. Williams has gone round to see Mr. Doring, I sent Williams round to him, but Williams did not go"—I said, "Doring knows nothing about it"—I do not recollect your saying that Doring told him to take her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew Chamberlain before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-120" type="surname" value="PEARSON"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-120" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I have waterside premises at Cubitt Town—one Sunday, between 8. 30 and 9 p. m., Baldwin came to my house and asked me to land a barge of about 50 tons of stuff for him; I said, "No, we are not wharfingers, we only have a wharf for our private use," and he went away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-121" type="surname" value="JUDGE"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-121" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JUDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a constable of the Lea Conservancy—on December 10th I went to Millwall Docks with Finch, and saw Johnson on the ship
<hi rend="italic">Avon</hi>—I asked him if he had loaded a barge called
<hi rend="italic">John;</hi> he said, "Yes"—I said, "What with?"—he said, "600 bags of linseed"—I said, "Can you show me the receipt?"—he said, "Yes," and produced this receipt book. (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi> "Received in good order from the ship
<hi rend="italic">Avon</hi> in Ashton's hired barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>, 1576,600 bags linseed.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. WILLIAMS</hi>."—every barge has a registered number which you can see, but there is no barge 1576; the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> is No. 592—I then asked Johnson if he could show me a sub-order; that is the document on which he could have delivered—he said, "Yes," and then he said he could not—I asked if it was any part of his duty to look over a ship's side and make sure what craft he is delivering goods into—he said, "Certainly not"—I said, "How do you know what barge you are delivering into?"—he said, "From what the lightermen tell me"—I then left the ship and went and got the pass upon which the barge had been allowed to leave the docks—I saw the barge off Stevens's Wharf, with 600 bags of linseed on board.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OGLE</hi>. I did not know that Johnson was suspected of being in the conspiracy—I went there to make inquiries;—I told him I was an officer of the Lea Conservancy—my questions were not to get admissions from him—the receipt is all in one writing, except the signature—the number on this pass, 1576, is in pencil—the number of bags in the receipt correspond with the number of bags in Johnson's tally-book, and the name of the ship and barge, and the trade mark.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. On Sunday, the 9th, I went to Stevens's Wharf between four and six o'clock, and found the barge in the custody of the Metropolitan Police—anybody asking for it would be referred to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> I never saw you before I came to your house on the 13th with two others—I did not ask you questions; In spector Jeffery did—he had been with me all day; he was not intoxicated—I did not try to make him say something which you denied.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18890107-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-122" type="surname" value="FINCH"/>
<interp inst="t18890107-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FINCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Conservancy Constable</hi>). On 10th December I accompanied Judge on board the
<hi rend="italic">Avon</hi>, and saw Rolfe—I said, "Do you know anything about a barge called the
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>, lying in the River Lea?"—he said, "I partly loaded her," and referred to the book—I said, "To whose account was she loaded?"—he said, "To Game, Bowes'"—I said, "How many did you load into her?"—he said, "310 bags," and that Johnson completed the loading, and made it up to 600; Johnson then came on board, and Rolfe said, "Mr. Johnson, about this barge
<hi rend="italic">John;</hi> she was loaded against Bowes' account?"—Johnson said, "No, Ashton Erridge's"—they had a suppressed conversation, which I did not hear—Rolfe closed his book up, put it in his pocket, and walked away—Judge asked Johnson who signed the pass—he said, "I did"—Judge asked him about the number—he said that it was the number the lighterman gave him—on 12th December I went to 53, Grosvenor Street, and saw Gadney—I said, "I am making inquiries respecting the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>, lying in the River Lea; do you know anything about it?"—he said, "Yes, I took the barge out of the dock"—I said, "Who employed you?"—he said, "A man named Williams"—I said, "Can you tell me where he lives?"—he said, "He has offices at 16, Mark-lane, I took the barge out of Millwall Dock, and took her to Scott's Wharf, Limehouse, and while making her fast a steam boat ran her down, and fearing she was sinking, I called for the police to take us off, and Williams said, 'Hold your noise, you b——fool; we don't want the police; a
<hi rend="italic">fiver</hi> will shut your mouths'"—that next morning he went to Scott's Wharf to see if they would land the stuff, and Mr. Scott said he would have nothing to do with it, and told him to take the barge away—I asked him if he had any objection to go to 16, Mark Lane with me, to see if he could find Williams—we went there, but no such person had offices there—I went next day with Jeffery to the Star beer house, and saw Gadney again; he said there was something which he had forgotten to tell me, which was that he assisted in taking the barge from Bromley to where she was found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. Rolfe protested that he was innocent, and had acted under Johnson's orders; he has said that all along.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. Gadney gave me his statement right off—I had not cross-examined him at all—he was with me in the after noon, and said he thought Williams might be at the Corn Exchange or other places, and we went to a number of places and tried to find him—Gadney was taken on the evening of the 13th—I have made many inquiries about Williams, and believe he is a fiction—I have not inquired of Mr. Burdoch, and have not heard him say that a person was present at one of the interviews, who gave his address 16, Mark Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> I first saw you on Thursday evening, the</p>
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<p>13th—I came to your house with Judge—I did not hear you say, "What is the use of asking him any questions now you have made him drunk?"—he had not been about with me all day; only from dinner-time till 7 p. m., when he left, and I did not see him again till between ten and eleven.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). On the afternoon of December 11th Johnson and Rolfe were handed over to me by a Dock police sergeant, and Mr. Lowe said, "I want to charge these men with being concerned with others not in custody with stealing 600 bags of linseed from Millwall Dock"—the charge was read over—Johnson said, "Very well," and Rolfe said, "I am innocent"—he began to cry, and said, "I know nothing of it"—on December 13th I went with Finch to the Star beerhouse, and saw Gadney—I told him I was a Police Inspector, and from information I had received from Millwall Docks I should take him in custody for being concerned with others in stealing a barge and 600 bags from Millwall Docks—he said, "Yes, I was there; I took the barge out"—on the way to the station he said, "I wish I had been dead twenty years ago, before I dropped into this."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. He said to me, "Yes, I was there, and I assisted a man named Williams, who employed me to take the barge out of the dock."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> I went to your house about twelve o'clock—I don't remember you asking me why I brought him there when he was drunk—one of them said, "Wake up, you are not drunk"—I went there to take you in custody, but did not because you said you had just left Mr. Wildey, and made an appointment with him to find Williams.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-124" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FLORMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 110). On 11th December I was in Mr. Platt's public-house, and heard a conversation between him and Chamberlain—on 12th December I saw Chamberlain again, and told him I was making inquiries about the barge
<hi rend="italic">John</hi>, and wanted him to tell me all he knew about it; he made this statement, which I took down. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he met Williams near Stepney Station on</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd December by appointment, that they went to Millwall Docks and inquired for the barge, and went on board for twenty minutes, when Williams ordered him to stow</hi> 600
<hi rend="italic">bags, and when loaded he ordered him to cover them up while he got a pass; that Williams brought the tug Alacrity, and told him he would meet him, and afterwards met him at Cook's house, and told him to take the barge to Ivy Wharf</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> The porter at Mark Lane said that you had been there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). On 23rd December I took Chamberlain—I said, "I am a police officer; last night I received information that on Monday, the 3rd instant, you took a barge to the ship, and next day, Tuesday, you loaded it with linseed and took it away; you will now be charged with the others in stealing the barge and the linseed"—he said, "I was not on the barge on the Monday; I didn't know about Tuesday; if Brooker had not asked at first who it was for, it would have blown over."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chamberlain.</hi> You did not mention Williams—I did not hear you say that you worked for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I saw Olney in the witness-box; he was never in my custody—I went with him to Baldwin's house after he was in custody—he did not tell me that he had told Baldwin he was</p>
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<p>the owner of the barge, or that he represented himself as the owner—Baldwin was committed for trial, and let out on his own bail only.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. Rolfe was on bail too with sureties.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Chamberlain.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MCGUIRE</hi>. I am craft inspector of Millwall Docks; I look after the barges—on December 3rd, in the afternoon, somebody came to me and asked if the craft
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> was returned by the Millwall Dock Company—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I have instructions to take her"—I will not swear it was or was not you—I said that it was singular, I had always done business with Mr. Doring, the son-in-law; whoever he was, he was not the person who I expected to apply for her—I said that she was returned on the 30th—he asked me if he could take the barge; I said that I had no power, and I was surprised he should come from Mr. Platt, as I had always had dealings with Mr. Doring—my impression is that it was a shorter man than you, but I was very busy—this was about 200 yards from the Dock gate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. Whoever it was, it was not Gadney.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Chamberlain, in his defence, stated that he was employed by Williams, which Shepherd could have proved, and that the Mr. Plait wham McGuire referred to was not the man who sent him, but his brother John.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson and Rolfe received good characters.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON, CHAMBERLAIN, GADNEY</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BALDWIN</hi>*
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def5-142-18890107 t18890107-142-punishment-19"/>Eighteen Months' Imprisonment each.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROLFE</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-142-18890107 t18890107-142-punishment-20"/>Twelve Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">For case tried this day in this Court, see Kent cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE DENMAN</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890107-146-offence-1 t18890107-name-131"/>James Weller</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended, at the request of the Court.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WEBBER</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer at the Fire Station at Walham</p>
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<p>Green, about 100 yards from 31, Walham Avenue—on the night of the 26th of December, at 11. 56, I was called by the prisoner to Walham Avenue—I went with Hinson and the fire escape and engine to the Avenue—I there saw the prisoner—I asked her whereabouts the fire was, and she said it was upstairs in the first floor landing—I went up there—I found a small mat alight lying on the floor between two doors, and the flooring underneath the mat alight; the bottom corner of the doors were alight—I got a bucket of water, and put it out—the prisoner was then downstairs—I asked her if she could account for the fire—she said she could not, but the old man had been running in and out two or three times during the day—I asked her his name, and she said Hong—I searched the rooms on the first floor to see if there was any fire or any person inside—I found no one—the rooms were perfectly safe when I went away—I found no fire except that on the mat and the doors—I then went away, leaving Hinson there—he returned to the station at 12.40 a. m.—I ordered him to go back—soon after that I was again called to 31 by a man, a stranger; I then found the things well alight in the front room first floor—the bed was on an iron bedstead—at that time the prisoner was outside the door, and I had to get one of my men to keep her outside from interfering with me in the execution of my duty—in turning over the bed to extinguish the fire, I found what appeared to be the remains of half a pound of butter; it was in paper, but partly melted—there was a paraffin lamp on the washhand-stand; it was empty, no oil or wick—two females tried to come up the stairs, but I ordered them down again—I asked the prisoner how she could account for the second fire, but I could get nothing from her definitely—it is hard to say whether she was sober or drunk; she was very excited, but whether caused through drink or not I was not able to say—a constable was sent for to remove her out of my way, which he did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She seemed very strange and excited; this was the night of Boxing Day—she said that "the old man" was in and out during the day; she did not mention Mr. Hong's name—I did not know who she was alluding to—I have had a fair experience as a fireman—after a fire we generally leave a man to see that all is safe—I have known instances where a fire has broken out again, but not so far from it—these fires were not near enough to have caught from each other; one was outside and the other inside—the street door was open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After the fire had been extinguished I asked the prisoner the name of the man who occupied the room, and she said Hong.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Court.</hi> She did not say anything that made me think she was very strange; she was talking gibberish; I could not understand her; like a person who was either mad drunk or out of her mind—she seemed very excited and strange—I sent for a constable to take her away; she wanted to attack the two women who came to the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman T</hi> 462). On the early morning of 27th I was sent for to the house, and saw the prisoner lying on the top of the landing—she was excited—I saw no signs of drunkenness about her—she was talking loudly to the fireman—I did not hear what she said—I took her to the station, and the charge was read over to her—she made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I received the prisoner in custody—she was suffering from drink—she was charged with attempting to set fire to the house—she said, "Two fires never occurred there, it was not me that set it on fire"—I went to 31; I found the bedding all burnt—in searching downstairs I found an empty half-gallon oil-can—I did not detect any smell of paraffin in the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-136" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HONG</persName> </hi>. I occupy the front room first floor—no one but myself and family and the prisoner lived in the house—the landlord only calls once a week for the rent, on a Monday—I and my family had gone out on the 24th to spend Christmas at my daughter's at Hammersmith, and I returned on the 27th, about eleven—the landlord's agent is a young man.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890107-147-offence-1 t18890107-name-138"/>Edith Middleton</persName>, a girl under 16.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGGINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18890107-148-offence-1 t18890107-name-140"/>Dora Cohen</persName>, and stealing 95 pieces of cloth.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-142" type="given" value="DORA"/>DORA COHEN</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—I live at 8, "West Street, St. James's—I keep a piece broker's and trimming shop there—on 24th December I fastened my doors at night at one o'clock—I observed everything was safe and sound—at half-past eight next morning the police called me, and I missed these goods (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), Italian cloth, linings, reels of silk and black satin, and a sealskin muff and two bottles of stout.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BARTON</persName> </hi> (
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-144" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY KIMBER</persName> </hi> (Police Inspector C). I examined the premises, 8, West Street—I found entry had been effected by passing through the passage from the street, and forcing the catch on the back parlour window, entering into the shop, taking the goods, and leaving by the front door—there is a door to the passage from the street—the door is closed—marks were visible on the back parlour window, where the catch had been forced back—that window opens into the back parlour, and the back parlour is a continuation of the shop—I found a skeleton key on the prisoner which easily opened the street door into the passage.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-145" type="given" value="DORA"/>DORA COHEN</persName> </hi> (Re-examined). The door into the passage was secured by a good lock; it was locked over-night when I went to bed. The Prisoner in his defence said he had been in great distress; that he met two men with the sack, and consented to carry it for them for 2s. or 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; that they put the key, the reels, and the other things in his pocket, and he carried the sack, following them; that they told him to place it in the doorway; that he did so, and that as he waited the Inspector caught him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. BARTON</hi> (Re-examined). When they turned into Rathbone Place, the two men crossed to the other side of the way, leaving the prisoner on one side by himself—when I first saw them they were all together, the prisoner in the centre of the two men.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SHARPER</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18890107-149-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assault"/>, Assaulting William Wallace, with intent to rob him.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, St. Pancras Road, and am a cook at a coffee and dining room—on 27th December, about twenty minutes to 1 a. m., I was coming down Pentonville Road, when the prisoner and another man said, "Will you have a cup of coffee?"—I said, "All right"—I did not have it—he tried to steal my watch and chain; when I saw what he was at I buttoned up my coat; we walked on, and he tried to pull me round Cammon Street—I would not go round there; I walked a little way down, and crossed the road there—then the prisoner put his leg in front of me and threw me down—I got up; he threw me down again, the side of my face getting grazed on the ground—he made another attempt to get at my watch and chain—I managed to get up—I said, "I will give you half-a-crown if</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not knock you down, I swear; I never hit you at all—you had your hand on my waistcoat, and when I looked you pulled it away sharp—the chain was visible then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-148" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SELBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 218). I was on duty on 27th December, in Pentonville Road, at ten minutes to one—I saw the prosecutor, covered with mud, running in the direction of King's Cross; the prisoner was following him very closely—I attempted to stop the prisoner; he ducked his head and ran in the direction of the Angel, for about ten yards—Shrimpton followed the prosecutor—I caught the prisoner and said, "I am a police officer; I think that there is something wrong, and you will have to stay till the other man is brought back"—Shrimpton then arrived with the prosecutor, who was in a very excited state—the prosecutor said, "That is the man that knocked me down, and attempted to steal my watch;" he gave him into custody—the prisoner said nothing at all—the prosecutor had been drinking; he was not drunk; I think he knew what he was doing—the prisoner may have been drinking, but I could not discern that he was in any way the worse for drink—in reply to the charge at the station, the prisoner made no reply—I found 9d. on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prosecutor had two cuts on the right cheek, as if from a fall—the prisoner had nothing the matter with him—I noticed no mud or marks of violence on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-149" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK SHRIMPTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi> 127). I was on duty with the last wit ness on this night—I saw the prosecutor running, about ten or twelve yards in front of the prisoner—I chased the prosecutor, and when I got to the corner of the Caledonian Road I asked him what was the matter—I brought him back to the prisoner, and said, "Do you know that man?"—the prosecutor said, "Yes; that is the man that knocked me down, and tried to take my watch"—the prisoner said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prosecutor told the inspector at the station, in the prisoner's presence, that he gave him half-a-crown to let him go—the half-crown was not found on the prisoner; it was said there was another man with him—I did not see the other man—I saw no marks on the prisoner; he was not bleeding.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLACE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I did not see the other man after we left the coffee-stall—I think we left him at the coffee-stall; I did not see him when I gave the prisoner the half-crown; I was some way from the stall then—I am quite certain I gave it to him—I don't know what he did with it; directly I gave it to him I left.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-149-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in October</hi>, 1884.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-149-18890107 t18890107-149-punishment-26"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th; and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1869.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST CHARLES GREENE</hi>. My father, who was clerk to St. Pancras Burial Board, died on 24th December—he gave evidence in this case at the Police-court—this is his signature to his depositions at pages 3, 30, and 67.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Healy was employed under my father—I was present twice at the Police-court when my father gave evidence—I did not give evidence—I was employed at the cemetery in my own name; never in the name of Vernon—I never passed as Vernon—I have no brother—I assisted the defendant in booking the day orders and superintending under him—that was seven years ago—I was supposed to be there a fortnight, but I was there eight months, as the Board put off making the appointment—I never applied for it—Mr. Dunsford employed me, and paid me; the Board did not recognise me—I never worked outside, only in the office, which is in the cemetery—I never signed any book for the money I got, but Mr. Dunsford put it in the book—I was paid £1 a week on Saturdays, and ceased to work when Mr. Death was appointed—I remember an attack being made on Mr. Dunsford, and one of his eyes being destroyed; and the men were sentenced to penal servitude—he was ill for some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Dunsford's brother assisted him before me—the business was planting, and the meeting undertakers at the office in the cemetery—the Board meetings were at the Vestry Hall, and sometimes at the cemetery—I worked eight months before his brother came—I think the objection to my getting the appointment was that I was not old enough—I did not apply—I was 25.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am usher at Clerkenwell Police-court—it is my duty to administer the oath to witnesses—on the hearing of the charge against the defendant, Charles Green was called as a witness, and I administered the oath to him; this is his deposition—it was read over to him before he signed it, and this is his signature—the defendant had the opportunity of cross-examining the witnesses, and Mr. Wontner represented him—Mr. Horace Smith was the Magistrate—I find Mr. Green's signature again on 10th November; he was then sworn again—on 24th November the same witnesses were called and sworn, and signed their depositions—the Magistrate's signature is at the end of the depositions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The inquiry began on September 12th; there were a great many hearings—Mr. Besley appeared on the last occasion and addressed the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> No evidence was taken on the last occasion—Mr. H. Smith went away for a holiday, and there was an adjournment without</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The deposition of Charles Green was then read, which stated that he was Clerk to St. Pancras Burial Board, and that the prisoner had been Superintendent of Finchley Cemetery, belonging to St. Pancras, since July</hi>, 1875,
<hi rend="italic">and had the payment of labourers and grave-diggers;. that it was his duty to enter in the labourers' book all receipts and payments, and obtain the signatures of all persons paid; that the Board gave him a cheque in advance each month, for the wages and expenses, and that at a meeting of the Board to go through the accounts with the auditors a few days after the prisoner's suspension, he was given in custody, and the Board passed a resolution to prosecute him.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">Two agreements between the defendant and the Board were also put in.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-155" type="given" value="ALFRED MARCUS"/>ALFRED MARCUS LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I have been Superintendent of the Islington Cemetery at Finchley sixteen years—roads go through the cemeteries inside the gates, dividing one from the other, which are repairable at the joint expense—up to the last eight years St. Pancras employed the whole of the men, but a resolution was come to between the two Boards that the work should, be jointly done, and Dunsford had a copy of it—from that date, 13th December, 1880, the resolution was acted upon—I have the labour book which relates to Islington—here is an entry on 11th October, 1884, of the joint men; they were Valentine and Eaton—I paid them £1 4s. each, and they have signed their names in full—next week it was St. Pancras' turn to pay—on November 8th I paid the same men £1 4s. each, and have got their signatures here—I also paid the joint labourers on 13th June, 1885; I paid Akers £1 4s. and Eaton £1 4s.—Akers was living in the cemetery, and I deducted four shillings for his rent—on July 25th, 1885, I paid Akers and Eaton £1 4s. each, and they signed for it—on October 17th, 1885, I paid Valentine and Eaton £1. 4s. each—on November 21st I paid Eaton £1 4s., and he signed for it, and £1 4s. on December 19th—on January 16th, 1886,1 paid Eaton £1 4s., and he signed for it—I have no signature of joint work on May 15th; I gave Eaton £1 4s.—May 29th, 1886, was an Islington week, and I paid Valentine and Eaton £1 4s. each; I paid nothing to George Dodd or Bolding—on December 4th, 1886,1 paid Valentine and Eaton £1 4s. each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We employ a great number of men regularly, and take men on at odd times through press of work—we do not borrow and lend men between the two cemeteries, but if I discharged a man another would be put on, and the discharged man could go and work at St. Pancras, but I did not pay him—odd men not working regularly for me have very likely worked for Mr. Dunsford—I remember the assault being made on Mr. Dunsford; he was very seriously assaulted, and lost an eye—I have not sent different men in place of Valentine and Eaton for the last four years; I heard Eaton say so, but that was for Sit. Pancras; if Mr. Dunsford thought fit to do so he did so—I always paid the men whose names are in my book; I never paid men sent in their places—Mr. Dunsford paid joint men, as I did—suppose two men are on that week, and he thought fit to change Eaton and put another man there, he would do so; but if he did Eaton would come and take the money—my book goes to the clerk once a month, and it is out of my hands three days—the man I employ puts his name down, and the clerk to the Board checks it, casts up the monthly account, and draws the cheques—I do not carry on any other business; my time is entirely given to this—Mr.</p>
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<p>Dunsford is a very respectable, well-conducted man, as far as I know—he had the misfortune to be thrown out of a trap and injured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The man who takes the money has to sign—I have only once made payments Or received accounts on two consecutive weeks—that was through my man being ill—only one man was on, and Mr. Dunsford sent him to me to pay him—that was eighteen months ago—I had not time to go and visit Mr. Dunsford when he was laid up—Eaton was the principal St. Pancras man since October, 1884, and lately we have had Bridge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-156" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER VALENTINE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, employed by the Islington Burial Board at Finchley Cemetery on joint work, and was paid first by one Board and then by the other—I was put on to joint work six or seven years ago, and was working on it till about three weeks ago—I have never been paid by the same Board two weeks running—my wages were £1 4s.—this is my signature in the wages-book—I received £1 4s. on 11th October, 1884, from Islington—I also find my name in the St. Pancras book in the column of men's names, and the initials "W. B." at the side—these are not my initials, nor was I paid anything by St. Pancras that week—on 15th May, 1886, I received £1 4s. from Islington, and find my signature in the book—on the same date I found my name and initials in the St. Pancras book—these are not my initials, nor did I receive any money from St. Pancras—on 4th June, 1886, I find my name in the list of men at St. Pancras, and opposite it the initials "H. A."; I did not autherise Henry Akers to receive money for me, nor did he ever do so to my knowledge—I find my name in the Islington book on June 4th, when I was paid £1 4s. and 2s. 6d. for overtime—on 10th July in the St. Pancras book I see the initials "W. V.;" they are not mine, nor did I on that date receive £1 4s. from St. Pancras—on 12th November, 1887, in St. Pancras book I see opposite the amount"Paid, F. D."—I did not receive that money that day—I never got paid by Islington and by St. Pancras for the same week's work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been taken over these books about three times—Mr. Death used to be at the office at the cemetery, but he is suspended now; he left after the charge was made against Mr. Dunsford—it is not the fact that for the last four years I was nearly always paid by Mr. Death—I was paid on Saturdays at the cemetery office—I do not know that Mr. Dunsford was hardly ever there on Saturdays; I think he was as much there as the other one—I do not know that a list used to be sent to his house—Mr. Death has not talked over this matter with me—he is outside—he has not spoken to me about it during the last few days, in the presence of other men—twenty or thirty men were paid at the same time as I was—men were sometimes taken on to work for a short time, but these men did not sometimes work on joint work—I did other work besides joint work; I did grave-digging and worked on the road, but I do not remember a strange man being put in my place—the extra men taken on were strangers—when Mr. Death paid me he would have the book before him—I have seen him there with it before him when Mr. Dunsford was not there—I do not remember money being given to men to give to other men who were not working in the cemetery, or men being paid for two weeks at one time, or one man taking another man's money who had been put on in his place—I remember Mr. Dunsford being assaulted, but</p>
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<p>do not know in what year it was—I also remember an accident he had, which prevented his getting about, but do not remember how long he was away—I see my name in September, and Akers' name—I do not know whether that is Akers' writing; he appears to take my money; I did not let him do so—I do not remember his taking my money, and giving it to me; I would rather fetch it myself—I am not employed by St. Pancras at present; somebody has been taken on in my place—I have only been employed by them on joint work, and not so much at Islington—I am still employed at Islington—Mr. Death never asked me any question, or spoke to me about where I had been working the week before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was paid by Mr. Lewis for Islington—I have never been paid by Mr. Death or Mr. Dunsford, excepting on joint accounts—I never got double wages the same week, nor have I had wages from St. Pancras two weeks following, or from Islington two weeks following.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-157" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY AKERS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer living at East Finchley—I have been in the service of the Islington Burial Board—I have at times worked on the joint roads—in the book before me I see an entry for the week ending 13th June, 1885, with my name in a column—the initials to the receipt of the £1 are mine—when working on the joint account I was paid one week by Islington and the next week by St. Pancras—I received that £1 from Mr. Lewis—I never received wages for one week both from St. Pancras and Islington, or for two following weeks from each—I cannot read writing—the initials to this entry in the St. Pancras book for the week ending 13th June, 1885, are not mine—on 25th July, 1885, I received £1 from Islington, and signed my name "H. Akers"—the signature in the St. Pancras book, at page 43, is not mine—I never took money for Valentine, and never signed for his money—on 4th June, in the St. Pancras book, the initials "H. A." are not my writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen different gentlemen about this matter six, seven, or eight times perhaps—once or twice I was called into the office at Finchley—I can't recollect the man who first spoke to me about it; he was a tall, ginger-whiskered man, I think; I don't know his name; he was with me about half an hour; there were two or three more gentlemen there, I think; they all asked me questions—I can just write my own initials; I can't read very well, I can't read writing—I have not seen strange men working; if they set different, men on, they were men belonging to the cemetery; it was just as the Superintendent wished—I only know of one case where another man was put in my place, and I being put to something else; that was a good while ago—extra men were sometimes wanted for the joint work; Mr. Dunsford generally put them on—besides joint work I weeded and mowed the sides of the road—when a man was put on in my place to do joint work I should be doing other work in the cemetery—I suppose the other man would then take the money for the joint work—I did not work for anybody outside the cemetery—I have been there thirty-three years—Mr. Dunsford was very seldom at the cemetery on a Saturday for the last three or four years—I was nearly always paid by Mr. Death—I did not notice that there was a book before him when he paid me—at page 106 in the St. Pancras book I see my name; it looks a good deal like my writing—I can't read the writing opposite it—I was paid full money at St. Pancras, whatever work I was doing, £1 4s.—if a man was working in my place he would get the full money—sometimes</p>
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<p>there would be fourteen or fifteen men to be paid, grave-diggers and all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Lewis was my master at St. Pancras—I can't say how often I went to St. Pancras when I worked on the joint roads—sometimes I was there a month or six weeks, and then Valentine went—he was on more than I was—I was never paid two weeks following at St. Pancras—when I did the joint work I came back to Islington again, and went on with my work under Mr. Lewis.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-158" type="given" value="ALFRED MARCUS"/>ALFRED MARCUS LEWIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled</hi>). On the 13th of June, 1885, Akers was employed on joint road account—I paid him myself; the book was opened—he was living in a cottage—we deducted 4s. for the rent—his wages were £1 4s.—we have printed rules in our book for joint work—there were two men, one for each cemetery—at this date Akers and Eaton were the men—Akers was at Islington, and Eaton St. Pancras—if a strange man was put on his work I should not allow him to take his money and sign his name—Akers was paid by me on the 19th of September, 1885, for regular work, not joint work—this is his signature—at that time he was too ill to work, but 1 paid him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am looking at 18th September, 1885—in the other book it is 18th September, 1885—I paid him one week while he was ill, but I was not allowed to pay him for the following—I paid him on the 25th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-159" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EATON</persName> </hi>. I live at Hayes Cottage, Red Lion Hill, Finchley—I have been a labourer in the service of the St. Pancras Burial Board for six years—I am occasionally put on joint work—in the St. Pancras book, on 11th October, 1884, my name appears in the column of "labourers employed"—against that are the initials"H. E."—they are my initials; the amount of wages was 24s.—I find in the Islington book an entry of 24s. of the same date, "H. Eaton"—I signed that—I never took the two sums—in the Islington book, on 8th November, 1884, I find my name in the list of labourers—I received my money that week from Islington, and I signed "H. Eaton"—the initials for the same date for 24s. in St. Pancras book are not mine, and I did not receive the money—on 11th July, 1885, I received the money, and signed for it—the initials in the St. Pancras book of that date are not mine, and I did not receive that money. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness gave the same evidence as to 24th July</hi>, 1884, 17
<hi rend="italic">th October</hi>, 1885 21
<hi rend="italic">st November</hi>, 1885, 18
<hi rend="italic">th December</hi>, 1885, 16
<hi rend="italic">th January</hi>, 1886,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 29th
<hi rend="italic">May</hi>, 1886.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no recollection of these matters except from what is in the book—besides joint work, I did ordinary work in the cemetery—when that was the case another man went in my place—I then got the money instead of him, and he would take my money at St. Pancras—it has sometimes happened that my attention has been called to the fact that I had not signed for my money, and I signed afterwards—some of the work in the cemetery would be the work of a skilled gardener, and some that of an ordinary day labourer—I was always paid by Mr. Death of late years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was always paid at the office at St. Pancras, and by Mr. Lewis for Islington—these offices are about a quarter of a mile apart—when Mr. Lewis paid me he had a book—I have not signed my name for another man at Islington, only for Dodd when he did work on the</p>
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<p>joint—joint work was not continuous every week—I always signed my own name or initials when I received wages.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. M. LEWIS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The proper week for Islington making payment for joint work was 11th October, 1884—I paid Eaton his money and took his signature—the next week was St. Pancras; I did not pay that week—I paid him on 8th November, 1884, on 11th July, 1885, on 25th July, 16tn October, 21st November, 19th November, 15th January, 1886, and May 29th—I took his receipt on these occasions—I never allowed a man to sign for another—the last monthly total for wages was £65; it varies—in joint work I send one man, and Dunsford one—that would amount to £2 8s. a fortnight, something like £60 a year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, These entries extend over four years—joint work is unskilled labour—gardening requires training—it was my impression that whenever Eaton took his money it was for joint work, and that he always signed his own name—I had no knowledge of his working some where else, and a labourer being in his place—I was brought up as a builder—I have been clerk of works fifteen years in large public works in London—I have had experience in keeping books all my life—the prisoner was a gardener.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-160" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DODD</persName> </hi> (the elder). I live at Corner's Cottages, Finchley, and am a labourer—I nave worked for the St. Pancras Burial Board at hay making time, at no other time—I have done no other kind of work for them—I was paid 3s. 6d. a day—in haymaking time, 1888, Mr. Death (who always paid my wages) paid me 24s. one week—I can neither read nor write—I made a mark for it—the prisoner only paid me once, that was four years ago—I was first employed five years ago this summer; I have worked regularly since at haymaking for five or six weeks in the year except one season four years ago, when the prisoner sacked me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Dodds are a large family—I had a large family—I have a son George Dodd, and he has a son George Dodd—I don't know any other George Dodd—I have a brother named Dodd who works as gravedigger at the cemetery—I don't know what was written down when I touched the pen—Mr. Garrett at the Cemetery Lodge first spoke to me about this—afterwards I saw the gentlemen in the Board-room—I don't know if they were Mr. Dunsford's party or the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> No other George Dodd but I and my son worked at the cemetery—my son was carman four and a half years ago; he had the sack at the time I did, and has not worked there since.</p>
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<persName id="t18890107-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18890107-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-161" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DODD</persName> </hi> (the younger). I am the last witness's son—I was employed in the haymaking season about four and a half years ago by the prisoner—I have never worked at the cemetery since—I am a carman with my own horse and cart—I and my father were discharged to gether.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had two or three brothers who worked at the cemetery at different times—I have some uncles and cousins and brothers working there now, I believe, all of the name of Dodd—my brother Sam Dodd has worked there from time to time I believe; I believe he has been there eight or nine years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BOLDING</persName> </hi>. I live at Crown Cottages, Willesden Green—about two years ago I worked for the St. Pancras Burial Board for eight months; that is the only period at which I worked for them—Mr. Death paid me a guinea wages, except on two occasions, when the prisoner did</p>
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<p>so—I never received 24s. wages—I see my name here in the list of labourers against my initials G. B.—on 13th March, 20th March, 2nd April, 9th April, 23rd April, 30th April, 15th May, 22nd May, 29th May, 4th June, 11th June, 18th June, 25th June, July 30th, August 6th, and August 13th, 1886, I see my initials, I received on each of these occasions £1 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; it appears in the book on each occasion £1 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.; when I signed my initials £1 1s. appeared—on 22nd May and 4th and 18th June "Drainage" is written at the side of the page.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On each of these occasions Death paid me, and I had the book before me—I don't remember the dates when the prisoner paid me—I always did ordinary labourer's work—I was along of the grave diggers and drainage men—I was not called an extra joint man—I was never employed on joint work at all—I was always working at the drainage on the first road; four or five more worked with me—Dicks, Edwards, Dodd, Batchelor, and Gibson—after we had been working three weeks or a month an arrangement was made by which we were allowed two pints of beer a day each, without paying for it; that went on for the rest of the time we worked there—Death knew that—I never saw the prisoner except the twice—we were always paid on Saturday, except once or twice, when it was Friday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Bill Dodd was employed on this drainage work—he is neither of the two Dodds here—I have not been employed for the last two years—I have never been to Mr. Lewis to be paid wages for joint work—they brought the beer on the place—it came from the Alexandra, Mr. Prior's place—the prisoner allowed the beer—my wages were always 21s.—I don 't know whether this road was joint work.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-163" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at East Finchley—in 1887 I worked for a fortnight all but a quarter of a day for the St. Pancras Board—I have not worked at the cemetery except at that time until after the prisoner was before the Magistrate—the first week I was paid £1 0s. 1 1/2 d.—the second week £1 1s.—I never worked at the cemetery for four successive weeks—I never recollect signing at all—I cannot read writing—I cannot recollect touching the pen or making a cross when I was paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't know if the prisoner paid me—Mr. Death paid me once—I don't know that the prisoner ever spoke to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-164" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DEATH</persName> </hi>. I live at Salisbury Terrace, Finchley—in 1884 I was appointed deputy-superintendent of the cemetery—I never had an appointment—I began to be paid from 25th March, 1884—I was paid quarterly, and received my first money about the midsummer quarter—the prisoner was the superintendent—he took the Green Dragon public-house in August, 1885; previous to that he paid the labourers' wages usually—after my appointment it was my duty to check the men's time, and if they lost time or were absent from sickness, I reported to the prisoner—up to the time of his taking the public-house the labour book was wholly in his writing—I paid the labourers, whenever he was away, at the office next to the entrance of the Board's lodge—when the wages were to be paid the book was handed to me with the names of the persons, and the amounts against them entered in it—the column was not cast up—I had nothing to do with these entries—the prisoner gave me the money—I only attended before the Burial Board once with regard to this book, that was when the prisoner was ill—the whole of the book is in the</p>
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<p>prisoner's writing with the exception of pages 119, 150, 151, 162, 163, and 172—the names of Benjamin Peat on page 119, Peat and Cooper on page 162, Batchelor and Cooper on page 163, are in the prisoner's writing—the only figures of mine are these on the pages I filled in—the castings on these pages are the prisoner's; there is not a single casting in that book by myself—I have often paid the wages since August, 1885—the prisoner was not there on Saturdays very often—when he took the public-house he came to me after a Board meeting and said he had permission from the Board to take a public-house on consideration that he paid me 10s. a week extra for the extra work I had to do—he paid me the 10s. a week—sometimes he would bring the book to me on a Friday, and the money—sometimes I received a telegram from the prisoner to send for the book and money—the book was under his control—if he did not bring it on Friday, the book would be sent to me, made up except as to the castings, and money corresponding with the amount put down—occasion ally the prisoner has omitted the man's name and I could not pay the man, but the money has tallied with the book—the book was sent back to the prisoner on the Saturday or Monday—when Bonnor was there he took the book back on Saturday afternoon as a rule, but since Bonnor, who lived near the prisoner's public-house, was discharged at the latter part of August or beginning of September, I have often had it from Saturday to Monday—when I had the book it was left in the office—when I have paid the wages, I have paid one man at a time—on one or two occasions I have paid without the book—that was when the prisoner has brought the money over and left the book at home or somewhere, then I had a list of the men, and the prisoner made the book up afterwards—I mustered the men every morning, and checked their times—I knew of my own knowledge what men they were, and the written list I had I made myself, then next week when the men were paid they would sign in the took for two weeks instead of one—I could not say at what dates I had not got the book; I don't think it exceeded three times—the prisoner brought me the money himself—he entered the names—the next week I found the names and amounts entered in the book—on the roads, as a rule, there were two men, one from each cemetery, and St. Pancras always paid the men the first week when they were put on, and Islington the last—when it was St. Pancras' time to pay, the columns were filled in against the men's names; when it was Islington's turn to pay, either the words "joint" or "Mr. Lewis" were written in pencil in the columns where the money ought to be; no money was written in—I had no money then to pay—that memorandum, "joint" or "Mr. Lewis," was made by the prisoner—for the week ending 11th October, 1884,. I find the names by. Eaton and Walter Valentine as being paid £1 4s. each in the prisoner's writing—the prisoner paid that week, and on 8th November, 1885—on 13th March, 20th March, June 4th, June 11th, June 18th, June 26th, July 31st, August 6th, and August 31st, 1886,1 paid George Bolding £1 1s., the amount then entered—the amount now standing against his name on these dates is £1 4s.—I had nothing to do with altering the figures from one to four—the signature was taken from me for the £1 1s.—I know nothing of these alterations into £1 4s.—about the last fortnight the men were on this drainage work the prisoner allowed them two pints of beer each a day—the beer was fetched from Prior's should not think that</p>
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<p>had anything to do with lessening or increasing the men's wages because Prior's name appears in this book as receiving some money—I don't know if he charged the Vestry; he sells nothing but beer, he is a publican—his name appears as receiving £1 and £1 4s.—that is one, and two weeks after Bolding was discharged—Prior never did any work in the cemetery—on June 26th, July 3rd, September 25th, December 11th, 1886, February 19th, and February 26th, 1887, there is the entry, George Dodd £1 4s., in the prisoner's writing—I paid the wages on these dates and did not pay Dodd, and his name was not there when I paid the other men; George Dodd was not working there then—his name is on the very last line before the casting up, except on February 26th, when Benjamin Peat's name comes after it, Peat's name was not there when I paid; it is in the prisoner's writing—Peat was not working for the company at the time—these initials, "Paid F. D.," for a receipt are not in my writing, they stand for Frederick Dunsford—in this other case it is "G. D."—on July 27th, 1888, my wife started to pay the men, and then the prisoner came over before she finished—on January 8th, 1887, Roberts was paid £1 0s. 1 1/2 d.—the next week, January 15th, I paid him £1 1s., his full wage—this is his mark, "His mark" is written against it according to practice—on January 22nd and 29th and 5th and 12th February I did not pay Roberts; he was not at work then—his name appears on four successive weeks when he was not at work—on January 22nd his name is last but one on the list; Peat is below him, he was not there then—I paid the men on January 22nd and 29th—on 29th January and 5th and 12th February his name is last on the list—on 5th and 12th February the prisoner paid—Roberts was not paid on these dates—I know of the alternate payments, Islington one week and St. Pancras the other—there was only one occasion when money was put against the name of the joint workmen when I paid; that was when Lewis did not supply a man, and Eaton received 12s. from Lewis that week and 12s. from St. Pancras—I think £1 4s. was credited in this book—that is a solitary case—except that I never had the wages book carried out with work for Islington; I am not aware of their being put in after wards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had no written appointment from the Burial Board—for twenty months before I went to this work I was a con stable in the Surrey Commercial Docks—I left there to come to this employment—Mr. Green, representing the Burial Board, engaged me—I have only suggested that the prisoner arranged to pay me 10s. a week before this to the Special Committee about three months ago, since I was suspended—I was suspended on 23rd August, 1888, I believe; I don't know if the prisoner was charged then or not; no charge had been made against the prisoner at the Police-court—I was suspended by the Burial Board; I was present at their meeting—I heard Mr. Green give evidence; I know of his death—during his lifetime I gave no evidence on oath that the prisoner had arranged to give me 10s. a week; at the Police-court I did—Mr. Green said nothing at the Police-court about his son having been employed, or what he was paid—I followed his son—I only went out collecting money twice for the Burial Board—I was to have £50 a year, and about eighteen months after I entered the employment, when the prisoner took the public-house, he gave me 10s. a week—I signed no receipt for it—I did not receive it before the end of eighteen</p>
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<p>months—I believe I received the money with the knowledge of the members of the Burial Board—I spoke to a member, Mr. Collins, about it during the time I received it; it was nearly two years ago, I should think—I made no secret of receiving the 10s. a week; as far as I know there was nothing improper in it; it was not done in an underhand way—I was paid at the cemetery lodge—the prisoner used to give it me separately from the other money—my duties were specified when I was engaged—I lived in the house in the cemetery, where the office was—the wages book was always at the office at the end of every week, except on a few occasions; I had access to it when it was there; it was in my possession—sometimes it was there from Saturday to Monday or Tuesday, in my house, under my control—I have looked over the book during the four years I have been there—I had a list of the men, that ought to have corresponded with this book—the Special Committee seized all the books and my lists at the time of, or just previous to, my suspension—I have not regularly sent a weekly list of all the men to the prisoner; I only sent him a note of men that were short, as "John Harris, quarter (short; John Wakefield, a day ill"—I never knew the men's names to be written up in the book more than a week at a time—I only attended two Board meetings, and that was in the prisoner's absence—I know this book was produced at the meetings—I have given money to the foreman grave-digger to take to a man who has been sick, if I have not been able to take it myself, and if I have been compelled to send the book back to the prisoner—Eaton was a gardener, and differed from an ordinary labourer—I know that over and over again, instead of sending Eaton to do joint work, a labourer was sent in his place, and Eaton would work at his gardening work in the cemetery, and would then take his wages at the end of the week from me—I know he swore that at the Police-court—when I paid I paid with this book before me, except in the few instances I have mentioned—I noticed irregularities (men's names added that were not at work in the cemetery) in the book previous to folio 104, which is in August, 1886—I did not notice Eaton's name—I should not know what money he was receiving from Islington—I took no notice of it, except that I mentioned it to Mr. Dunsford before August, 1886; I pointed it out to him in the book, and told him it was irregular, and I could not pass it over; he told me to mind my own business, that that business was wholly and solely his, and I had nothing to do with it, and he should do as he liked; and he said, "How do you think I could keep a horse and trap to drive over here to visit the cemetery without I keep the book?"—I said he did not keep the pony and trap for the convenience of the Burial Board; he kept it for himself—I cannot say, how long before August I first took particular notice of the alteration of figures, and so on—week after week alter that I saw the different names—I did not see Mr. Green once in six months some times—I went to the office, and made a complaint to him, not about this book, but of the prisoner trying to make me charge the Burial Board £1 that he ought to pay himself—that was sixteen or seventeen months ago—I had previously sent Mr. Green a telegram of an irregularity, and he took no notice of it—he took no notice of my complaints; I know he knew of these irregularities—I do not know who employed Mr. Green's son—I went to Mr. Collins, a member of the Board, about eighteen months ago, in 1887, I think—I told him of the irregularities</p>
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<p>—he took no notice of it that I know of—I spoke to no other member about it at any time—I did not to Mr. Vere—Mr. Husk has had tea and different conversations at my house, and has asked me how I got on with Mr. Dunsford; he was a clerk in the Lighting Department of the Vestry then—I don't know if they knew all about it—I told him one or two little things that had happened at the time I was there—I never went over the books with Husk, nor with any member of the Burial Board—I did not know till a long while afterwards of Husk having any dispute with the prisoner—while this was going on I was continually seeing the prisoner, up to the present time—I did not think I could get his place—I remember Skeets and Rogers, detectives, coming to the cemetery to make some inquiry, about two years ago; to the best of my belief, they said they would bring me a note from Mr. Dunsford to say they were to make use of the Board-room—I did not say I was super intendent, that I did all the work, and that he did nothing, and that I meant to get the place; nothing of the kind—I swear I did not, in the presence of either of them, say that, by hook or crook, I would get the prisoner out of his place; nothing of the kind; or that I wanted the place—I saw Rogers here, and outside the Police-court—I have seen Skeets here—nothing of that kind took place between us—I did not speak about the prisoner—I never used a threat to him, to them, or to Mills, to my knowledge, that I would get him out of the place—I sent letters, with regard to the wages, to the prisoner by Mills, Bonnor, Pieman, Siever, and Wise—the book passed through a good many different hands—the prisoner told me some time ago that he laid out St. Pancras gardens and the Almshouse gardens, or something of that kind—the Strawberry Vale ground was joint work—he employed men there that did not come under my notice at all, and were not superintended by me—I don't know who paid them—I was only allowed the books once during that 13 weeks—I don't know how long that work lasted—the prisoner has been engaged in the removal of bodies from London cemeteries to this cemetery; that took about three months—he employed men on that that I knew nothing of—I know men have been sent to the private houses of members of the Burial Board to do work there in connection with gardens and so on, away from the cemetery, during 1884, 1885, 1886, not much lately—the Special Committee discussed that subject; they asked me if I knew it—Barratt did that, and sometimes one man, sometimes another—the Special Committee on the matter began in 1886; it was then talked about between five and six members—it was a Special Committee appointed to inquire into the working of the cemetery—I was not examined before them—questions were asked, not only about work done at their houses, but about shrubs and plants, and grapes being got from the cemetery—there was one house and two vines to grow grapes at the cemetery—I did not offer to go before the Special Committee, and I did not give evidence—some times the men at the cemetery would be fully employed, and it would be inconvenient to take men from there—I don't know of any men being employed when men were wanted for work of that sort—after the assault committed on the prisoner he was ill for some time afterwards—I should say he felt the effects of it for a fortnight or three weeks; he was totally disabled—I do not know that he has had to go about with crutches for the past year and more—he has been laid up for the last four</p>
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<p>or five months, I heard—I was not there when he was given into custody—I had not been spoken to by anybody before he was given into custody—I never heard, till I saw it in a newspaper, of his going to a meeting to go into this matter—when a man was ill, the foreman grave-digger took his money and signed—I have not often signed for men—when a man could not write I wrote his name, and he made a mark or touched the pen—the prisoner brought the book to the Burial Board—the wages have increased since the prisoner has been away—Mr. Garrett has had charge since I was suspended—the gang of five or six men only had beer for about a fortnight—Bolding was working there nearly nine months—they did not have beer from about fortnight after he came during the rest of his time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I answered the advertisement of the Board, and resigned the Dock Company—I brought a twenty-one years' character, which the Board holds, from Her Majesty's Service, examplary and very good—I was Colour-sergeant in the Navy—I did not get testimonial from the docks; I resigned—when I applied to the Board there were eighteen other applicants; I was selected—I came to Board on the day I left the Dock Company; Mr. Green's son was there when I got there; the prisoner made up everything for me to take over—the first complaint I made about the prisoner was telegram I sent to Mr. Green for advice and assistance as to the sale of sand, and the next was when the prisoner wanted to charge £1 for some work I had had done for the gentleman with whom the prisoner had made a contract on his own behalf—I made that complaint to Mr. Green—on page 104 are the named Jacob Plant and Abraham Wakefield—on the Tuesday morning before Saturday, 21st August, 1886, they were suspended by the prisoner's orders after breakfast for the remainder of the week, and at 4s. a day their money would be 5s. at the end of that week—the prisoner gave me 5s. for each of them, and the men not being there, and the book having to go back that afternoon to the prisoner, I signed for the men, an put my name for the 5s. each—about a fortnight afterwards I notice £1 had been placed in front of each 5s., making £5s. each—when I noticed that the Saturday I locked that book up in my desk instead of sending it, and when the prisoner sent for it I told him it would remain in my possession till he came to see me—he came and asked me that was matter—I told him he had made a mistake in the labour book—he said, "What is it?" and wanted the book—I told him he had made a mistake; he had the wrong man to deal with in making such alteration in it—he said, "What alteration?"—I pointed it out to him—he said, "What the b—y hell has it to with you? You mind your own business"—I pointed out what it and to do with me, and I would not allow him to have the labour book till the figures were corrected; and re erased the figures and wrote in red ink, "suspended"—I had put my own name as responsible for the 5s. payment for each man, which was all I had and all I paid—there is the mark of the erasure there, and in the totals in the book—when I wrote the figures, the totals were not there—the totals were cast up as if £1 had preceded each 5s.—I knew nothing about the Special Committee Inquiry of 1886—I know Mr. Miall, the accountant; he was called in by the Board last September—I was suspended two or three days after the prisoner was—about a week after</p>
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<p>the suspension, Mr. Miall wanted to see the prisoner—I saw Mr. Miall only that once—I spoke to Mr. Husk about the alteration of these figures, and told him I had made the prisoner erase them—all the labourers that I know of that worked at the gardens of members of the Board were regular hands, and appeared in that book—I always signed my own name when I received money—I never signed the name of a workman—when the prisoner lost his eye, he was absent from his duties for three weeks or more—it was in July, 1887, I think—I know nothing about his being thrown out of the vehicle—he did not use crutches then; the only time I saw him using crutches was when he had the gout, and lived at Southgate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. The two men were suspended for fighting on the Sun day—I don't remember the prisoner saying they had apologised, and that he was going to pay their wages—they were not there again the following Monday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-165" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH INGLIS</persName> </hi>. I have been an expert in handwriting since 1882; I carry on business at 8, Red Lion Square—I have had consider able experience in examining handwriting, and I have on many occasions been called in Courts of Justice—I have examined this labour book, and I have formed the opinion that the initials H. E., and the name of Eaton on folios 5, 36, 41, 51, 60, 62, 64, 68, 87, 89, 92, and 134 are in the prisoner's writing; I can give my reasons; they are specified in this sheet—the initials "G. D." on folios 85, 87, 89, and 91, opposite the name of George Dodd, are in my opinion in the prisoner's writing—on folios 92, 94, 97 a cross appears against that name, and no initials—I cannot exactly say in whose writing the initials "W. W." opposite W. Valen tine are in, but it is a coincidence that later in the same book the name is written by the prisoner as Walter Walentine—the initials "W. V." on page 87, 92, 98, 108, I consider to be the prisoner's—I cannot say whose writing the initials "H. A." are; I have compared them with Henry Akers' signature in other parts of the book; the initials on page 104 are the prisoner's writing—"F. D." is in the prisoner's writing—on folios 36 and 41 I find "Lewis" has been written in pencil first and then erased, and a most excellent copy of "H. E." inserted above the pencilling, which is still apparent; the "H. E." bears a strong resemblance to the prisoner's writing, none to Eaton's—the word "joint" occurs in pencil—on pages 76 and 79, and each occasion where such alteration is alleged, the £1 4s. against George Bolding was originally £1 1s., I believe, and a down and bottom strokes have been added, making the 1 into 4—in some instances the colour of ink used in the alteration and that used in the casting-up of the pages agree—on pages 85, 89, 91, 92, 96, 97, and 120 George Dodd is the last name in the list of men; and on pages 85, 89, 91, and 96 it is in a different ink to the previous names, but appears to be the same ink as the casting-up—Roberts, on 15th January, 1887, at page 125, is the third name from the bottom; it was written at a different time to the previous names—on 22nd January, and on pages 127,128, and 129, the names George Roberts and Benjamin Peat have been added afterwards, with the figures and "his X mark"—on folio 109 I find the initials "H. D." opposite George Dodd, and elsewhere there is a mark, so that if it was the same person, he put his mark in one place and his initials in another.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sometimes it is a difficult matter to speak to initials—</p>
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<p>"H. E." is totally unlike Eaton's writing, except in one instance; I give no opinion of Akers—I could not say whether the signature of Akers against Valentine on folio 108 was or was not genuine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have selected 10 or 12 cases where the capital E and H. were undoubtedly made by the prisoner—I am able to give details to justify my opinion.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-166" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MIALL</persName> </hi>. I am a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants, and I am in partnership as Theobald Brothers and Miall—we were called in at the end of August or beginning of September last year by the St. Pancras Burial Board to investigate at a time when irregularities in the accounts were suspected—the planting account was first cone into, and a result arrived at and reported to the Board before the labour account was gone into—I had a conversation with the prisoner about the planting account after we had investigated it—I inspected the Islington labour book at the Islington Vestry at the beginning of September—I found in many cases that on weeks when the Islington Board had paid men for road-making, there were charges in the prisoner's books for the same men, Valentine, Eaton, Akers, and Pieman—I discovered the change of £1 1s. into £1 4s. in the St. Pancras books in the matter of Bolding—in some instances the casting up included 24s.; I cannot remember all of them—there were a dozen incorrect castings perhaps; I cannot say if they were on the pages containing the £1 4s.—I saw Valentine, Akers, and Eaton on September 7, and showed them the entries in the book—I was present when the prisoner was given into custody—it was after I had seen the workpeople, and they had given me information, and I had reported to the Board on 10th September—the prisoner was in the St. Pancras Vestry Board-room—Mr. Davenport gave him into custody—I made no statement in his presence before that—this report was written after seeing the workpeople, and after examining the prisoner in reference to the evidence they had given—I was in communication with the solicitor before and after I saw the workpeople.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No proof has been taken from me—I was not at the Police-court; I was here yesterday—I should think it was about twelve o'clock when the prisoner was given into custody—it was not almost as soon as he came into the room; I think he was there about eleven o'clock—when I was there with Mr. Davenport the matter and the books were gone over with the prisoner for an hour, I should think—I should think my first knowledge of Akers, for instance, taking money at both places was ten days previously—I do not think a detective was brought into the room at eleven, the very time the prisoner went there—I re member seeing a detective—I went into the matter myself with a clerk's assistance—I have only heard some of Mr. Death's evidence to-day, none of the other witnesses—I heard during the time of the investigation; as an explanation of Akers' name appearing as though paid by St. Pancras and Islington, that a labourer was replacing him at one place—I don't remember who gave the explanation; I took little notice of it—I have gone over the books for about four years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner gave me as an explanation of the alteration of £1 1s. into £1 4s., that £1 4s. was the amount of wages given to a gardener, £1 1s. to an ordinary labourer, and he did not always know at the time when the labourer's account was being written out whether the man should have £1 1s. or £1 4s.—no explana</p>
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<p>tion of putting in persons' names who did not work there was given that satisfied me—I called his attention to successive weeks in which a man appeared in the St. Pancras book, although alternate weeks he was paid at Islington; I think he said he should require some time to consider—it was either to that question or another one he said that—I spoke to him twice and examined him upon the accounts; the first time he wanted more time, and the second time his answers in general seemed to me not to meet the case; I was not satisfied with his explanation—I told him I had questioned George Dodd as to the accounts represented to be paid to him and entered in the book, and that Dodd said he never was at work in the winter, and I asked the prisoner his explanation of it—to the best of my recollection he said he must have worked, and I think he said something about there being other Dodds about the place—I think he was there quite an hour with me before the officer took him away in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. He had the book before him that morning—he did not go over three or four years then; he had on a previous occasion—I should think he was with me and my clerk for more than an hour on each occasion—I should think about £2,000 would pass through the prisoner's hands in the course of the year; I don't think it would be £3,000, taking all the money from every source—the work done at Strawberry Vale was mentioned—nothing was said about the work done at people's houses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. Strawberry Vale was mentioned with reference to the labour account there—the arrears altogether amount to £291—the deficiencies mentioned in the 40 counts of the Indictment amount to £36.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. £291 is the amount conceived to be irregular in regard to these items in the labour book, only going back to 1884.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM DIXON</persName> </hi>. I live at South Grove, Highgate—I am a member of the St. Pancras Board—a chairman is elected each time they meet—on 11th September, 1888, I acted as chairman—these are the minutes of the meeting, signed by me. (
<hi rend="italic">A resolution was read to the effect that, as it appeared from the solicitor's report that Frederick Dunsford had been guilty of falsification of accounts and embezzlement, he should be prosecuted, and that Mr. Green, the clerk, should take the necessary steps, under the direction of Mr. Ricketts.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That resolution was passed about four o'clock, I should think—the Board knew that he had been given into custody that morning—the Burial Board were the prisoner's masters—I have been a member of the Board for two years—I used to see him from time to time at Board meetings—the accounts were not gone into at the Board meetings; they were, I suppose, at the audit meetings—the books were produced month by month when the Burial Board met, and the prisoner attended every meeting to give information, if he was asked anything—there are nine members on the Burial Board—the audit committee of the Board met every fortnight to audit the books; that was in addition to his attendance before the Board—sometimes the prisoner had his instructions at the Board meetings, sometimes from Mr. Green, the clerk, who would represent the Board—I do not know of the work the prisoner did in connection with Strawberry Vale, and moving from one cemetery to another; I was not a member then.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector Y</hi>). On 11th September I was called to St. Pancras Vestry at eleven o'clock—at half-past, twelve the same day Mr. Davenport, solicitor to the Board, gave the prisoner into my custody on a charge of stealing 24s. on 11th July, 1886, and 24s. on 9th October, 1886, and also for falsifying the accounts of the Board—the prisoner made no answer when taken into custody—he was taken to the police-station and detained till about five o'clock, when Mr. Green came to the station, and the prisoner was formally charged; he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think Mr. Davenport and the accountant were present when he was taken into custody—I don't know what had taken place between them—he has been on bail ever since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was Mr. Green's private clerk—I know of disputes that took place between the Vestry and the Burial Board with reference to the conduct of matters at the cemetery; I know there were meetings of the Vestry Committee with reference to the Burial Board; I never attended the meetings.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury, as they considered he should have had more supervision by the Board, and that the accounts should have been audited.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments against the prisoner for embezzlement.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-151-18890107 t18890107-151-punishment-27"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MEAD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-172" type="given" value="ROGERT BENJAMIN"/>ROGERT BENJAMIN LEVY</persName> </hi>. I own the premises, 137, Globe Road, which I let to Jones and Burchill—there is an entrance from the street, a lobby and a hall with two ante-rooms at the end—this is the agreement. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th February</hi>, 1888)—the rent was £130 a year, payable weekly—Jones said that it was to be a Socialist working-men's club, to be called the Globe Club—they kept occupation till June, when Burchill retired and Jones became the sole occupant—he paid me the rent all through—on November 20 Jones came and asked me if I should have any objection if he introduced another tenant to me; I said no, provided he was a responsible party—he mentioned Mr. Tynam, who I knew in the neighbourhood—I accepted him, and this agreement was drawn up. (
<hi rend="italic">This was a surrender from Jones to the witness, and an agreement by Mr. Tynam to take the premises on the same terms, dated November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The premises had been a chapel—I was there now and then when it was used as a club—there was a billiard-table, but only one, and a piano—smoking concerts and entertainments took place there during Jones's tenancy—I believe there was a bar there—the Excise never prosecuted the house—I do not know whether White was the door keeper, but he has come to me with messages—I had a copy of the rules—when I went there it was the forenoon, and I saw nothing objection able, no betting was going on then—I have seen a green board like this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) at the Hotel Metropole and many clubs.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-173" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CONNINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am Vestry Clerk of Mile End Old Town—in September last Jones was assessed for the Globe Club, but I do not know whether the defendant Jones is the man—it was "Stokes" originally, which was struck out and "Jones" was put in—the rates were paid in the name of Jones from March to September—the rateable value was £80, that would be £96 gross.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-174" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TRUSSELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 258). I received information from Withers, and on 15th October, about noon, I kept observation on the Globe Club from 1.30 to 7 p.m., during which time about thirty-seven people entered, and again on the 16th, from twelve to seven, when forty eight persons entered—on that day I gave Withers 1s. 3d. to enter the club—he went in, and later in the day he made a statement to me—on October 18th I entered the club with Withers; White, who I had not seen before, was at the door, and asked Withers who I was—I was dressed as a butcher—White said, "We have to be very careful about strangers; what is your name?"—I said, "Thomas Russell, 50, Coopersale Road"—we each paid 3d. and entered the club—there was a book at the door where White stood, and he entered my name and address in it—I went in, there was a large room and a refreshment bar, over which was a large red bill with "Jones and Burchill" on it as proprietors—on the side was a little enclosure like a counter, behind which I saw Jones and a man who I was told was Burchill—a tape was running in the enclosure, and there was a green board like this, against a table on which pieces of tape were placed as they issued from the machine, and Jones was drawing them out and placing them on the board, and calling out, "Any more bets to make?"—the people in the room gave Jones money, which he entered in a book, and sometimes Burchill received it and handed it to Jones, who entered it—the race was the Sandown Autumn Handicap, and I said I would have 2s. on Rhythm—I remained there about two hours, during which time about two men paid money, and I saw Jones pay two men—about thirty-seven men were in the room, most of them standing round the enclosure where the tape was—I left at four o'clock, and waited outside till five o'clock—I went again next day and saw White at the door; we shook hands, and he said, "Do you fancy anything?"—I said, "Put me 1s. on Equanimity"—that was for the Welton Handicap at Croydon—I gave him the 1s., and he said, "Wait in the beer-house next door"—I waited, and he came and said, "The horse has lost; better luck next time," and asked if I fancied anything else; I said I had no more money, and he went into the club again—I saw thirty-seven persons enter on the 19th—on the 22nd I went again with Withers and Wilson about 2.30, and saw White at the door—I stood in the passage, and White said, "We want no b—y spies here"—I then went away, and went again when the raid was made, and saw the same machine and green board.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never made a raid before—I do not know that in most of these clubs there is a table for
<hi rend="italic">faro</hi>—I saw no gambling-table or cards, or dice, or billiard-table, and I went all over the club and down into the coal cellar—I saw tables covered with green cloth in the middle of the room; I saw no piano—we bought a sporting paper between us, but we did not know a good horse if we heard of it—if I had won, I should have taken the money; I had never made a bet before—the board gave the result of the races—I heard nothing about starting prices,</p>
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<p>or what odds the bookmaker was willing to lay—two bets were all I saw while I was there, but I sat in the other room—I did not go to the tape at any time, but I remained in the room where the tape was, but I did not turn my back to it—I was about ten minutes in the room before I sat down—my attention was principally directed to the tape—during that time only two bets were made, as far as I could see—when I first saw White he acted as doorkeeper—we can't find Withers; I heard he was gone to Australia—Wilson first brought Withers to me—I don't think he was a member of the club; he told me he was not—he had a coat with "268, City," on—he was a working man, when he did any, but he had not done any for a long time—he owes me 7s. 6d. now—he had a coat on when he came, but Wilson out of charity lent him another; not a uniform coat, it was a black all-round coat—Wilson sent his coat back to the station—I lent him the 7s. 6d. to bet on horse-racing and to pay his expenses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The room was about 70 feet long; I was at one end and the tape-machine at the other.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 268). On 15th October I kept observation on the Globe Workmen's Club, dressed as a butcher—37 men entered between 12 and 7 p.m., and on the 16th 32 men between 12 and 7—on the 16th I gave Withers 1s. to put on Rosy Morn at 3.30, the Shirley Plate, and 3d. to enter the club; he went in and came out and made a statement to me—I went again on the 17th, and again on the 18th, with Russell and Withers, when 37 men went in between 12 and 5 o'clock—I gave Withers 1s. to back Mont d'Or and 3d. to enter—on the 19th I saw White at the club door, gave him 1s., told him to put it on Alexander II., and went to the beershop next door; White came there and told Russell, who had backed Equanimity, that his horse had lost—I afterwards saw White out side the club door, who told me that my horse had lost—forty-two men entered on the 19th between two o'clock and five—on October 29 we went again, and I saw White on the threshold; he said to Withers, "Where are you going?"—Withers said, "I am going to do a bet; put a bet on"—White said, "Take your b—shilling somewhere else, we do not want any b—y spies here"—we went outside and kept observation till five or six o'clock—on 28th December I took Jones in custody on this warrant—he said, "I shall make no fuss about this, I shall plead guilty to the bets; Mr. Lyman gave me £5 for the tape machine, and took the club from Mr. Lewis, the landlord, and put Mr. Stenning in as manager."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never made a raid on a betting-house before, nor have I been in Court when gambling cases have been tried—I did not know Withers before—he wished to know if he could get money by giving information—I knew he was hard up—I wore a white choker, but had no poleaxe—I had to lend Withers a coat to make him respectable—I never made a bet in my life; all I had to rely on was Withers' word that he had made bets, but I know he entered the club—he went to Australia, but I believe he has returned—I did not see a bill on the club door, "These premises to let"—I went there in the afternoon in a Pantechnicon van—White told me he received money from Jones as door keeper.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector J</hi>). I received information from Withers, and gave instructions to the two last witnesses—on 23rd November, at 3.15 pan., I went with some police sergeants and fifty men</p>
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<p>in a Pantechnicon van to the Globe Club; I selected the day of the Manchester Races—the outer door was open, the inner door was bolted inside—we got in, but did not see either of the defendants—we saw the tape machine and the board produced, and this book—we took two persons in custody who were found there—we had warrants against Jones and White, who were ultimately apprehended—I found this placard there. (
<hi rend="italic">An advertisement of an assault of arms, signed "J Jones, Manager.</hi>")</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Withers did not try to get money from me, but his trying to get money from Scotland Yard was mentioned—my impression is that the Magistrate asked the prisoners on the third occasion whether they would elect to be dealt with summarily or go before a jury.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that unless the defendants had the option given them when before the Magistrate this Court had no jurisdiction to try the case.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-177" type="given" value="HERBERT GEORGE"/>HERBERT GEORGE MUSKETT</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor representing Messrs. Wontner and Sons for the prosecution—I was present at the Police-court when Stenning, Hardy, Guiles, and White were charged, and on 24th November the Magistrate addressed them as to their election where to be tried; Mr. Besley claimed on the part of Stenning that the case should be sent for trial, and the Magistrate said that he could not separate the cases—White was not there on the first occasion—they were committed for trial at the last session on the gaming-house summonses; there were summonses and warrants that related to White—on Friday last these defendants were brought up on the betting-house summonses; nothing was said then about election; it was considered part of the other case—fresh depositions were taken, and the Magistrate committed the four men for trial—Jones was arrested on 28th December.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Besley only represented Stenning, the other three were unrepresented, but White was not there—it is necessary for a prisoner to elect to be tried by a Magistrate, or by a jury, before evidence is taken—Jones was committed for offences under the Betting House Act—leave has been obtained from this Court to add counts; the prisoners were not present then—these two men were not given their option before the Magistrate—the committal was under the Betting House Act, under which the penalty is £100 or six months' imprisonment if dealt with summarily.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">repeated his objection, and contended that there ought to be an averment in the Indictment that the defendants had had their option, and therefore that the Indictment ought to be quashed, which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">declined to do.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-152-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">fined</hi> £50
<hi rend="italic">or three months' imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN GRANT"/>JOHN GRANT RAMSAY</persName> </hi>. I am a printer and publisher, of 2, Dorset Buildings, Salisbury Court—the prisoner was my chief clerk and correspondent from February last to December 13; first at £1 and afterwards at £2 per week—I had no reference with him—he had no commission—it was not his duty to receive money when I was at the office, only during my absence from town—when he received money he ought to bank it</p>
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<p>each day, and he had a book of paying-in slips—my bank is the London and Yorkshire—on Monday evening, December 10, I left town, giving him special instructions—nothing was due to him for wages—I left him £1 for petty cash, and told him to open letters and pay in cheques to the bank as he received them—I returned on Friday morning, December 14, and he was not there, but he arrived about two o'clock, but only stayed half an hour—I asked if he had received Mr. Calder's account; he said, "No, it will be paid next week"—I asked him what money he had received—he said, "You will and it all in the bank book"—I did not see him again till the 18th, but on Monday, 17th, I called at his house and left a letter for him—I then received this letter at my private address; it is in his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">Demanding an apology for the witness's letter, upon the tenour of which would depend the course he should take against him and his mouth piece the "British Journal of Commerce</hi>")—I saw him on the 18th, and asked him if he had Mr. Calder's cheque with him—he said, "No, an intimate friend called on me who was hard up, and I lent it to him"—I told him it was a ticklish business, and repeated the question—he said, "No"—I also mentioned the £3 15s. to him, but he said nothing about it—I think I stopped payment of the £5 cheque on the 17th—I did not receive it from the bank; I have never had it—I have the bank book here—I enter in it the names of persons from whom I receive money, and I required my clerk to do the same when he paid money in—here are two slips on December 13th in the prisoner's writing—there is an entry of £5 paid by another person, but no entry of payment by Calder, or Ely Brothers, or of £3 15s.—there is no such entry between the 8th and the 18th—the endorsement "Bascombe" on this cheque is the prisoner's writing; I knew him by the name of Ward—(
<hi rend="italic">This was for</hi> £5
<hi rend="italic">from Peter Calder, marled "Cancelled in error"; orders not to pay.</hi>)—he has not accounted to me for that—I received this letter from him on December 22nd, dated December 21—it is in his writing. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed George Ward, asking that hit account should he squared up, or he would place himself in communication with a few firms.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner and I were on friendly terms until this incident—when I came to town on the 14th my junior clerk told me that Ward had received £5 and £3 14s., and I asked Ward in reference to the £5—he said he had not received it, and I told the junior clerk so—on 14th December I should not have accused the prisoner of stealing these sums, but on the morning of the 18th I learned that he could not repay me—I did not treat it as a matter of account till then, but if he had paid me these two sums on the Sunday I do not think I should have prosecuted him—I was not anxious to take harsh measures against him—it looked on the Tuesday very like stealing the money—I did not take action at first because I did not know whether it was theft or forgery, and I had to inquire of a solicitor—I did not give him eight days to pay up; I said, "If you do not pay this money by twelve o'clock to-morrow I will put the matter in the hands of the police"—I decline to say whether I should have prosecuted him if the money had been paid, because it was a contingency—information was given me that the cheque was passed away—I had two travellers named Crump and Bostock in my employ in 1888; Crump left about six weeks ago—he has not asked me for commission, since the prisoner has been committed for trial, nor have I told him not to call for his commission till the case is over—the
<hi rend="italic">British Journal</hi> is</p>
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<p>printed by Collins and Kelly—there is no Collins and no Kelly—I carry on the printing business under their names—circulars have been issued from my office in the name of Cassell—I am the proprietor of the office; Cassell is my clerk—the name of Gray has been used with my knowledge, and also Ramsay—I did not
<hi rend="italic">sack</hi> the persons who used them, and do not remember what the circulars were—my motive was this, that it was not suitable for my name to appear, because the editor's name does not appear—some advertisements are paid for in goods, and we sell the goods first and then pay the traveller his commission—I believe the prisoner came from the Norwich district—Coleman and Co. sent £76 worth of goods in payment for advertisements; they were not to be sent abroad, I had directions to deal with them as I liked—I did not sell them in London at 27 per cent. discount—I sold them in London—the prisoner tried to make this order illegitimate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I print two papers, the
<hi rend="italic">British Journal of Commerce</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Trade</hi>—when I saw the prisoner on the 18th he did not mention the £5 till I spoke to him on the subject.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. He did not keep the cash-book—I do not know if he noted the receipt anywhere; but he ought to have given me the details on my return, for me to enter it—he was not under notice to leave, but he said that he was ill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-180" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DOODS</persName> </hi>. I am second clerk to Mr. Ramsay—he went out of town about December 12, and on the 12th or 13th in the morning I received a cheque for £5 from Mr. Calder on the Alliance Bank, payable to the proprietor of
<hi rend="italic">Trade</hi>—I paid it to the prisoner as soon as I got back from Mr. Calder's—I also received from Mr. Ramsay £3 15s. in cash, which I paid to the prisoner on the same day, but not at the same time—on Thursday, the 13th, he sent me to the bank to pay in some money with a slip and the bank-book, and said, "Oh, I have forgotten to send Calder's cheque"—I saw him make out the slip—I only went to the bank once that day—I told Mr. Ramsay about the cheque on the Friday, but not in the prisoner's presence—I heard him tell Mr. Ramsay that he had paid it to an intimate friend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> About this time I got a postal order for the prisoner for £1 and two for £1 10s.—they were addressed to Mr. Cowell, of Birmingham, who is one of the prosecutor's travellers, who was stranded in Birmingham because he had no money before Mr. Ramsay came home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The money I took to the bank was two cheques and two postal orders.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-181" type="given" value="SELINA"/>SELINA HAMBLIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 49, Boyson Road, Camberwell—the prisoner lives in my brother's-in-law's house, No. 45, in the name of Boscombe, and I receive the rent—the prisoner's wife paid me this cheque for rent on December 15th, and I paid it to my brother-in-law.</p>
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<interp inst="t18890107-name-182" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi>). I took the prisoner at his house, on a warrant on December 27th—he said, "I don't see how Mr. Ramsay can call it embezzlement; he owes me £60"—he did not say what for; the Magistrate said that it was either larceny or embezzlement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "So far from being guilty or any suspicion of guilt in respect of any transaction with Mr. Ramsay, I, in the confidence that existed between us, transacted the business, and I had not any idea that there was any suspicion in his mind about it"</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th, Monday</hi>, 14
<hi rend="italic">th, and Tuesday</hi>, 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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