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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ.,</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, December 16th, 1889, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES DAY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN WHITTAKER"/>JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</persName> </hi>, Bart, Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the City;
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-16" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-17" 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>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-18" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ISAACS, MAYOR. SECOND 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, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Smith; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Ives.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners were tried at a former Session</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">see Vol.
<hi rend="largeCaps">CX</hi>., page</hi> 1246)
<hi rend="italic">for stealing these coals, and were acquitted upon a technical point, as there reported. The evidence then given was, at the request of Counsel, now read over to the witnesses, partly from the Sessions paper and partly from the Recorder's notes, to the correctness of which they assented. In addition the following witness was called.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">chucking</hi> coals up in the van—after they had done it Smith asked me to take the coals down to a meadow that he rents at Bedfont, about two and a half miles from Hounslow—I took them there with a van and cart—I left them in the field, and brought back the horses—I got back between twelve and one—next morning, the 29th, I was in Smith's stable:, from what Mrs. Smith said to me I went into the sitting-room, and there saw Smith and Johnson—they asked me if 1 would go and find, my brother Harry—I went and found him—before that they said if he would say they had shot the coals in the barracks they would give him £25—I then went and spoke to my brother, and he came up—I have been convicted, and it has given me a lesson.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have undergone penal servitude some time ago—that has taught me a lesson, and done me good—it has taught me to be a better man—about two months ago I had a month for being drunk and kicking up a disturbance—there was a question of an assault, I believe, upon a woman—I went to my brother and told him about the offer of £25 if he and Cook would go up and say this—I did not go to look for Cook—I told Mr. Shaddock about it at Hounslow—I told him of it at this Court, and before that at Hounslow—I did not go to him; he came to me—he asked me what I knew—he did not ask me if Johnson had said anything about money—I told him of it—I could not say whether I mentioned it to him first, or he to me—I am now employed in cleaning out a pond for a gentleman, at fivepence an hour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr. K.
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRITH</hi>. I first made a statement to Shaddock when I was up here; I could not say on what day it was, we were on the railway platform—we met accidentally, and he called me and spoke to me—Willie Vickery is my son—he did not tell me that Shaddock told him if he did not speak the truth he would be taken into custody—I do not know that Mr. Law was the solicitor for Smith at Staines—I never said that I would make it hot for him or anyone he had to do with.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I was subpœnaed here on the last occasion, and my statement was then taken down in writing by Shaddock.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-66-offence-1 t18891216-name-32"/>Postmaster-General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-66-18891216 t18891216-66-punishment-4"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18891216-66-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-67-18891216 t18891216-67-punishment-5"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18891216-67-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18891216-68-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18891216-68-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to obtaining by false pretences, from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-68-offence-1 t18891216-name-37"/>Nina Hickman</persName>, two coats and other articles, and other goods from other persons, with intent to defraud—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891216-68-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-68-18891216 t18891216-68-punishment-6"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-69-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18891216-69-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin, having other counterfeit coin in his possession—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-70-offence-1 t18891216-name-40"/>Samuel Kent Hughes</persName>, two clocks and other articles;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-70-offence-2 t18891216-name-41"/>James J. Kench</persName>, and stealing a sealskin jacket and other articles, his property</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-70-18891216 t18891216-70-punishment-8"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18891216-70-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-71-18891216 t18891216-71-punishment-9"/>Three Months without Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH CLARK</hi> (40)</persName>
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<lb/>lawfully uttering counterfeit coin,</rs> to which Clark</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-72-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-46" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER OUTRAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On November 26th, about noon, I was with Scrivener on Finsbury Pavement, and saw Clark—we followed her; she joined Wood at the corner of Fore Street—he handed her some
<lb/>thing, and they went down London Wall, crossed the road, and she went to Mrs. Bourne's, 115, London Wall, a stationer's shop; Wood stood out side—Clark bad a small paper in her hand—she came out, and crossed the road; Wood followed her—they spoke together in Bell Alley, and seemed to hand something to each other—she left him again, and went into a confectioner's shop; he stood twelve yards off—she came out, and turned to the left; he followed, and joined her in Angel Court; they walked to Broad Street talking together she left him there and went up Bartholomew Lane and Threadneedle Street into Bishopsgate Street; she was twenty yards in front of him, and went into the Golden Grain Bread Company's shop—Scrivener followed her in, and Wood looked in at the window—Scrivener came to the door with Clark, and I seized Wood and said, "I am a police officer; you will be charged with being concerned with this woman in uttering counterfeit coin"—he said, "I don't know the woman"—I caught hold of him, we struggled and fell, and his shoulder went through the window—I got him to the station after a hard struggle, and said, "Have you any more bad money about you?"—he produced a handkerchief and a purse from his pocket, and said, "There is some good money there"—it contained four sovereigns, a half-sovereign, four half-crowns, seven florins, and four shillings, all good—I searched him, and found in his trousers pockets five sixpences and 2s. 2d. in bronze, two keys, and a knife—I found a shilling in his ticket-pocket; I laid it on the desk, and he seized it and put it in his mouth; we struggled, and I threw him down, but could not get it out of his mouth—I have not seen it since—I could not see whether it was good or bad—I also found this pamphlet, entitled "Something to Read"—when they were charged, Wood said, "I thought you were going to rob me"—Clark said she had no address—and Wood said, "I have got no fixed address"—I after
<lb/>wards went to 87, Oxford Road, New North Road, with Scrivener; Mrs. Reuss opened the door, and pointed to a front room in the basement, which we opened with a key found on Wood—another key opened the front door—no one was in the room; we found this piece of metal there—the female searcher gave me three florins, a sixpence, fivepence, a purse, and a small hand-bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wood.</hi> I found a small piece of hard tobacco on you, it was not that which you put in your mouth—I saw you with Clark in London Wall on the previous Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-47" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SCRIVENER</persName> </hi> (
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<p>Wall, where Clark went into No. 115—after she came out I went in, and Miss Barnett handed a coin to me—we continued to watch the prisoners, and saw Clark enter 119, Bishopsgate Street—I followed her in quickly; she bought a pennyworth of cake, and paid with a shilling—I saw the change given to her, and stopped her as she came out, and spoke to Miss Durrant, who showed me a coin—she tried it under the counter, bent it, and handed it to me—I kept Clark in custody—Wood was looking through the window, and I caught hold of him, upon which Clark said that she knew nothing about him—I had said nothing to her to call for that remark—I went with Outram to Oxford Road, New North Road,. and searched a room which the landlady pointed out, and found this piece of metal under the fender.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-48" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE BONNY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mrs. Bourne, a stationer, of 115, London Wall—on 26th November, about noon, Clark came in, and bought "Something to Read, "price one penny—she gave me a shilling; I gave her the change, and she left—I put the shilling in the till—Scrivener came in, and I handed it to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-49" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA DURRANT</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the Golden Grain Bread Company, Bishopsgate Street Within—on 26th November Clark came in and bought a piece of cake, price one penny—she gave me a shilling—I put it in the till, and gave her a sixpence and fivepence—Scrivener then came in, and in Clark's presence said,
<hi rend="italic">u</hi> This is a bad shilling"—I then tried it in the detector, and handed it to him—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-50" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET REUSS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Adolph Reuss, of 64, Elmore Street, Islington, and am landlady of 87, Oxford Road, New North Road—the prisoners have occupied the breakfast-parlour in the basement over a year as Mr. and Mrs. Robinson—on 22nd November I pointed out their room to the two officers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wood.</hi> I have four furnished houses, and keep one for myself—each has eight tenants, who each have a bedroom and sitting-room combined.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN MILES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>). On November 26th I was at Bishopsgate Street Station when the prisoners were brought in and charged—I was sitting in front of Wood when Outram took some money from his pocket and laid it on the desk; Wood seized it immediately and put it in his mouth; I rushed to him, threw him on the floor, put my thumb and finger in his mouth, and felt something hard, which was not his teeth, because they were biting my thumb and finger, and I had hold of something flat—he was held by a lot of officers, and said something about the ruffianism of the police—I said, "You should not have swallowed the coin, or you would not have been badly used."</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these two shillings are counterfeit, and from the same mould—it is a piece of molten metal, the same as pewter pots are made of, but it can also be used in plumbing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Woody in his defence, stated that he met Clark, and gave her a half-crown to purchase a paper for him while he went into a urinal; that they went on farther, and some cake was purchased with good money; he denied saying that he did not know Clark, but said that he said, "She has nothing to do with me."</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WOOD</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891216-72-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi> **—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-72-18891216 t18891216-72-punishment-10"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 17
<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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<hi rend="italic">Policeman B</hi> 14). On the morning of 15th November, at 3. 15, I was called by Mrs. Miller to 35, Carlisle Square, and in company with Mr. and Mrs. Miller I searched the premises—in the back drawing-room there was some furniture standing up in the centre of the room covered with a cloth, and on raising the cloth I found the prisoner concealed under it—I drew him out; his boots were off; he was sober—I asked what he was doing there—he said, "I only came in for a
<hi rend="italic">doss</hi>," meaning for a sleep—I asked how he got in—he said, "I don't know"—I said I should take him into custody, being found there for an unlawful purpose—he said, "All right, I will go quietly"—on the way to the station he said, "I suppose I shall get into it for this; but I only went in there for a
<hi rend="italic">doss</hi>"—he was searched, but no housebreaking instruments were found on him—he gave his correct name and address—his hat and boots were lying by the side of the furniture that was piled up in the room—he was not asleep; he was lying flat on his face.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector B</hi>). I examined the premises; the prisoner must have entered by the back drawing-room window on the ground floor; it must have been very difficult to get there, and if he had fallen he would have dropped 15 feet into an area—at the station he said,. "This is a nice thing to be charged with; I was half asleep; I should not have gone there if I had known it was an unoccupied house"—nobody but the caretaker was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was very unfortunate that night; I had nowhere, to go to; I walked about and was very tired. I thought I knew the man, by doing a job there. When I got in I was in great fear, and thought I should be seen; but being very tired I thought I would rest awhile. I had no intention of stealing a pin.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-61" type="given" value="WALTER GEORGE"/>WALTER GEORGE DRAKES</persName> </hi>. I live at 147, Twentyman Road, Clapham—on Sunday, 27th October, I left home between twelve and one in the day; it was then safely fastened up; I left no one in the house—I returned about eleven the same night—I found that the front door had been forced; my bedroom door had also been forced open, the drawers ransacked, and all in disorder, things thrown all over the room—I missed a great deal of property, a coat, waistcoat, an overcoat, a silk muffler, and a pair of gloves—these (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are them—I also missed jewellery and other property to the value of about £30, and £8 in gold—I found this stick and this blue serge coat lying on the floor in my room—they do not belong to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith.</hi> Is there anything peculiar about these clothes to prove they are yours?</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness.</hi> I am sure they are mine; I have tried them on, and they fit me; I have not tried on the gloves, but I know them perfectly well.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-62" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HEARN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant N</hi>). On 7th November I went with two other officers to 2, White Conduit Place, Clerkenwell—Smith opened the door to Dyke, one of the other officers; I did not hear what was said—I followed into the house, and assisted in taking Smith into custody—I searched him at the station, and found on him this pair of gloves and five keys; two of them are common keys and three skeletons.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-63" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROCKWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). On 7th November I went with Hearn and another officer to Smith's lodging; he showed us the way; I searched his room—I found a number of different articles, among them this coat, waistcoat, and wrapper, sixteen keys, three of which are skeleton—a pair of brown leather gloves and a gold neck-chain was found on his person—among the things found in his room was a pair of gloves and four handkerchiefs, which have been identified by Miss Marshall.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-64" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Wood, of 32, Parkfield Street, Liverpool Road—the prisoner Taylor lodged with me in the name of Cooper for five weeks with his wife—I have seen him wear this short serge coat; he used to wear it in the morning—the police showed it to me, and I at once identified it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-65" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 57, Camberwell Grove—on 4th November my house was broken into while I was absent, and I lost property, amongst which was a pair of gloves and four pocket handker
<lb/>chiefs, which I have identified.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, asserted that he knew nothing of the robbery, and that the coat and waistcoat found at his lodging he had had ten weeks, and the gloves over ten months.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Taylor's Defence.</hi> I wish the Jury to examine the coat that was found; it is not mine; it will not fit me. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put the coat on; it appeared to fit him.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-66" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I am sure it is the same coat I saw him wearing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-67" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). The coat is one termed a cracks
<lb/>man's coat—it has a place inside close to the breast, which is used to carry a jemmy—it has a tape attached to it—it is a regular thing carried by burglars.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-71" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN MARSHALL</persName> </hi>. I live at 57, Camberwell Grove, Camberwell—on 5th November my house was broken into while I was away in the day
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> I had had the umbrella for many years, and can easily identify it; the top unscrews—it had just come home from being recovered—I had not unrolled it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On 7th November, about eight a. m., I went with Inspector Peel and another officer to 31, Albert Terrace, Barnsbury—I saw Henry Taylor in a bedroom—I said, "I shall take you into custody on suspicion of committing burglaries in London"—he made no reply—I searched his room, and found four umbrellas, a pair of lady's boots, a pair of gentleman's boots, spoons, a silver watch, a chain, an albert and locket, a silver earring, brooches, rings, a pencil, sixteen keys, and other articles—the keys were ordinary latch-keys—I found this umbrella in the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor.</hi> Nothing that I found has been identified except this umbrella.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-73" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DYKE</persName> </hi>. I arrested Smith on 7th November—among the articles I found in his room were gloves and four pocket-handkerchiefs, which Miss Marshall has identified.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-74" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DOLDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I examined the sixteen keys found at Taylor's lodgings—I found four skeleton keys and four ordinary ones—the wards of the skeleton keys have been filed out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Smith says</hi>: "On the 5th me and the prisoner Taylor were going to the Surrey Theatre, and we went to a public-house, and while having a drink a man and a woman came in and offered the umbrella for sale, and Taylor bought it for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and the man then produced the gloves and the handkerchiefs, and wanted us to buy them as well, and I gave him 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for them; we did not know they had been stolen."
<hi rend="italic">Taylor</hi>: "I say the same. "</p>
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<hi rend="italic">s. </hi>6
<hi rend="italic">d.; that the lady could not swear to it as hers; that the keys he had filed to fit his own doors</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence against Cooper.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">were discharged from giving a verdict as to George Taylor.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in October</hi>, 1883;
<hi rend="italic">Smith to a conviction of felony in February</hi>, 1882;
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-75-18891216 t18891216-77-punishment-11"/>Each of the prisoners was then sentenced to Fifteen Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-78-offence-1 t18891216-name-86"/>Henry James Moore</persName>, and stealing three clocks and £3.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">appeared for William Prior, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Thomas Joseph Prior.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY JAMES MOORE</hi>. I am a clock manufacturer, at 38 and 39, Clerkenwell Close—on the morning of 18th November, in consequence of something I heard, I proceeded to examine my warehouse—I found the iron bar to the back warehouse ground floor had been strained and the shutters behind it opened, and entrance effected through the window into the back room—the door of that room into the passage had been opened—in my front office my desk had been forced and the keys of my safe removed—the larger door of the safe had been opened with keys, and the smaller drawers had been forced open—the safe contained no valuable property—some money, under £3 was taken from under a clock on the mantelpiece—I missed three clocks—one was a large gilt clock with an eagle on the top and four lions at the base, it cost £200—the second one was a buhl clock of about the value of £50, and the third was a French carriage clock, of about the value of £4—I have seen none of them since—I also missed a brown blanket cloth which had been covering a clock; it was really an army blanket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MECOY</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">few</hi> years, but William Prior only recently—I have seen Thomas Prior, but not spoken to him—on 17th November, Sunday, I met Williams and Dutton in Corporation Road between 9 and 10 p. m.—Williams said. "Come and look for a place to break into"—I and Dutton said, "Yes"—we went down Corporation Road and Rosamond Street till we got to Mr. Moore's clock factory—Williams said, "Here is a place to break into; I have never seen any
<lb/>body there"—next to the factory were two houses being pulled down—a hoarding was up in front of them—I lifted Williams and Dutton over the hoarding, and then went to the rear of the clock factory by myself—there was a urinal there—I waited there till about quarter to eleven, and then I saw Williams come round from the front entrance, carrying something on his shoulder, and Dutton followed, with something in his arms—as Williams got towards me he threw something over the gate at the back of the premises into a stone-yard, where stones are kept—I asked him what it was—he said, "A lantern"—we then went up Rosamond Street, and into Corporation Row—they said they had clocks—Williams and Dutton went away for about five minutes—when they came back Williams said, "We have put them away"—we went to look for William Prior; I suggested going to look for him—we went the same</p>
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<lb/>proof bag, and said, "This will hold them"—he rolled it up, and gave it to Williams to carry—then Williams went with Thomas Joseph Prior and Dutton to get the clocks, and we and the man waited outside Holiday's public-house, at the corner of Compton Street—after waiting about ten minutes we saw Williams carrying; the largest clock, partly in that bag and partly in a piece of dark blanket or cloth—Dutton followed, carrying the middle-sized clock; Thomas Joseph Prior carried the smallest—then all three went inside Thomas Prior's house, 10, Northampton Street—they did not remain there above two minutes, and then Dutton and Williams came out empty-handed—I was at the bottom of the street at this time—I and the man went into the shop, and I saw the clocks standing on the floor—I pulled the cloth off the largest of the three clocks and looked at it; it had an eagle on the top—the smallest clock was a carriage clock in a case—then I and the man and Thomas Prior went to Holiday's public-house in Compton Street—William Prior came in there, and the man paid for drinks and cigars out of the eight sovereigns William Prior had given him—William Prior asked where the clocks had come from—I said they had come from Clerkenwell Close last night—he said they must go up to-morrow—the man then gave me £7 17s., of which I gave two shillings to Thomas Prior and two shillings to the man; the other had been spent in drinks—that left me £7 13s.—I came outside and met Williams and Dutton, and shared the money with them—when the £7 17s. was handed to me my wife was present—she did not see us share it—she was present with us about twenty minutes to two, in the dinner-time—I did not see either of the Priors after that till they were in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">desired to reserve their cross-examination until the conclusion of the evidence.</hi>
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<p>November, on a Monday, I was going to work at twenty minutes to two, and saw my husband outside the public-house—he asked me to have a drink, and I went in—I only saw a man, not in custody, and my husband—the man paid some money to my husband—I afterwards saw it was £7 13s.—after that the two Priors came in—we had a drink all round—my husband paid the Priors two shillings each, and we then came out, leaving the Priors in the public-house—I had never seen the Priors before—I had seen Williams and Dutton with my husband before—I left my husband with Dutton and Williams in the street, and went to work.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G</hi>). On 25th November, about 11 a. m., I was in company with Blight in Liverpool Road, Islington, and saw William Prior—I said, "George, you know me?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am going to take you into custody for receiving three valuable clocks, stolen from a warehouse in Clerkenwell Close, between the 16th and the 18th of this month '—he replied, "I don't go in for clocks, I go in for diamond stuff"—I took him to the station, where the charge was read to him—he made no answer—I searched and found on him £21 in gold, two diamond rings in his pocket, and a ruby ring—he was wearing a diamond ring on his finger, and a silver watch and gold albert, and a stone for testing gold—on examining his clothes I found he had an inside waistcoat pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. He was wearing the waistcoat at the time; I have not got it—the pocket was not torn.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On 25th November, about twelve o'clock, I went with Robinson to Northampton Street, Clerkenwell, where I saw Thomas Prior—I told him I should arrest him for being concerned with a man named William Prior, in receiving three valuable clocks, well knowing them to be stolen—he said, "I don't know anyone of the name of William Prior, neither do I know anything about any clocks"—I searched a box and found this leather bag—I took him to the station—the charge was read to him; he made no answer—he told me the leather bag was his, and he had had it a long time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR LAWLESS</hi>. He said at the Police-court he had a brother named George; he knew no one of the name of William Prior—this is not a bag, but a cloth; it has been ripped open—he is a French polisher, and has a shop at Northampton Street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G</hi>). On 25th November I searched the premises 31, Liverpool Road, occupied by William Prior—I found a number of articles of jewellery and twenty-one pawntickets relating to jewellery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I found gem rings—I think no diamond rings; I won't swear there were none—I have made inquiries about the pawntickets; there is no charge in reference to them or to the things found there—he is a dealer in jewellery.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G</hi>). I was present when Dutton and Williams were at the Police-station; they made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. They were professionally represented at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">an accomplice, Charles Mecoy, the wife's</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Florence Mecoy</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">evidence not affording any in point of law</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Queen</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Neale and Taylor, Carrington and Payne</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted the same point as to his client.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called the attention of the Court to Quern</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Starkie</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Dearsly and Bell</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said he must direct the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that, although in point of law they might convict upon the uncorroborated testimony of an accomplice, in practice that was never adopted, and it would not be safe to act upon it.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-78-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against T. J. Prior, for which see New Court, Saturday,—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-78-18891216 t18891216-78-punishment-12"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">made a presentment as to the excellent conduct of the police, with which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">agreed.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-79-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering cheques for £25 and £7, with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-79-18891216 t18891216-79-punishment-13"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-81-18891216 t18891216-81-punishment-15"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGGINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective N</hi>). On 24th November I took the prisoner at 82, Lamb's Conduit Street—I said, "I shall take you in custody for bigamy"—he said,' "All right, you can't hurt me; you can't find my first wife"—afterwards he said, "I heard that she was in Nottingham, but I have not seen her for thirteen years"—what he said was, "I hear she is in Nottingham"—I stick to that—there was a woman in bed in the room—I asked him who she was—he said, "She is my wife"—that was not the second wife, but another woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi>—You did not say "I heard"; you said, "I hear she is in Nottingham"—you did not say that she died there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-105" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TILBY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother—I was present at his marriage with Mary Vantienne in 1866 at St. Pancras Church—she eloped with a man named Brown ten years afterwards—I have only seen her once since; that was last Wednesday at my office, 272, Strand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I remember you buying a cigar-shop in Hornsey Rise, and settling it on your wife—she sold the shop and eloped, taking all your property with her; that was thirteen years ago—I have heard that they have three children.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-106" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BASTON</persName> </hi>. I was married to the prisoner in April, 1885—I had</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This certified the marriage of William Henry Martin Tilby and Mary Nias Vantienne, at St. Pancras Church, on 23rd June</hi>, 1866)—this is the certificate I had when I was married. (
<hi rend="italic">This certified the marriage of William Henry Martin Tilby, bachelor, and Annie Baston, spinster, by Registrar, at Charlton, Lancashire, on</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th April</hi>, 1885)—I have one child by him, a boy three years old next March—I gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I gave you in custody in a fit of temper through jealousy, and I am very sorry for it—you have been good to me, and I am willing to take you back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I remember your settling the shop and furniture on my mother before she went away, and remember her selling it; I was there at the time—I know that she ran away with all your property and Brown—she has three children by him, I have seen them—I remember how astonished you were when I came to your office two years and a half ago, and told you that my mother was alive.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>celled"—I said, "All right, "and let him take it—three days afterwards my master spoke to me, and I made a statement to him—on 27th November I picked the prisoner out from five or six others at Bow Street Station—I had seen him about three weeks before November 4th, and knew his face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I cannot tell the date when you took the parcel, but it was Monday I saw you about three weeks before that in St. Paul's Churchyard, about dinner-time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. The boy states that he saw the same man three weeks previously, and at that time I was in Pentonville Prison.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-116" type="given" value="WALTER JAMES"/>WALTER JAMES BUSH</persName> </hi>. I live at 54, St. Jude's Street, Mildmay Park—on 7th November I had three parcels to deliver for my employers, Arthur Garsten and Co., one in Fetter Lane, one at the Junior Army and Navy Stores, York House, and one in Baker Street—I was taking them by hand—I had delivered the parcel in Fetter Lane, and was waiting at the end of Chancery Lane for an omnibus to take me to York House—it was a little after 5 p. m.—the prisoner came up and said, "Are you Garsten's boy?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Have you got a parcel for Pix and Cox, of York House?"—I said, "No—he said, "Oh, the Junior Army and Navy, York House"—I said, "Yes"—the parcels were hanging on my back and front by a strap—he said, "I have just been down to your place, and they told me I should see you at Chancery Lane waiting for a bus, and I was to take the parcel of you"—on that I gave him the parcel and this receipt, which he signed in pencil, "A. Jones, for Pix and Co., "and gave back to me—he then went off with the parcel down Chancery Lane—the parcel was ladies' belts, worth £2 15s. 1d., and was my masters' property—in consequence of what I heard when I got back I made a statement—I next saw the prisoner on 19th November at Clerkenwell Police-court, where I picked him out from about twenty others as the man who had taken the parcel from me—I am sure he is the same man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-117" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GARSTEN</persName> </hi>. I am a leather goods manufacturer, of Queen Street, City—the last witness was in my employment as messenger—on 7th November he was sent out with these goods; I gave no direction to the prisoner or anyone to go to the corner of Chancery Lane and get goods from him; it could not be done without my knowledge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-118" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY TEMLETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). On 19th November, about 1 p m., I took the prisoner into custody at Clerkenwell Police-court—I told him I should take him to Bow Street on a charge of stealing these belts on 7th November—he said, "I knew you were waiting to put it on me if I got
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi>"—that meant discharged; he had been discharged at Clerkenwell on another charge—he was placed among about twenty others, and Bush picked him out at once as the man who had taken this parcel—I took him to Bow Street, where he was charged—he said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were standing in a row with the other men when he identified you; you were not talking to two constables or to anyone at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said he was charged at Clerkenwell with a similar offence, and that he was not standing with others when the boy came to identify him and that he believed the boy had been told previously to pick him out, and he asserted his innocence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for a similar offence.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Halpin.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-122" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FINDLAY</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 63, Stanley Buildings, King's Cross—on Sunday, November 17th, I was in Euston Road about 11. 30 p. m. and saw the two prisoners and another man by Seymour Street—one of them asked me for a light; I said I had not got one, and passed on—they followed me, and Lyons I believe it was, tripped me up by putting his foot in front of me; I went down and got a graze on my leg and cut my finger, and one of them took my watch and chain and nine shillings from my pocket—they knelt very heavily on or kicked me on my side, and I was laid up for a fortnight—they kicked me—I could not call out because one of them had his hand on my mouth—they ran down Church Way, and I went to the Station and gave information—I was in bed five days, and am under the doctor still; it was impossible for me to work till last week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi> There is no light there from any shops, but there are three very large lamps—the men were standing, I went past them and they came behind me—I saw Halpin's face as I passed, and the other two as well—I could not see who kicked me, but I saw Lyons trip me up and Halpin kept his hand on my mouth, I swear that—I was not asked before the Magistrate whose hand was on my mouth, but I am certain it was Halpin's; I have seen him before, simply as living in the neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. My attention was arrested when they asked for a light, and I had a good look at them—Lyons was wearing a brown coat, cord trousers, a dark hat, and a red handkerchief round his neck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lyons.</hi> I saw Collins first as I came from the station, and he came to my place at 9. 15 on Monday night—none of the nine men with you at the station were dressed like you—I was perfectly sober—it was light enough to see a man's face—your trousers were rather tight at the knees, and wide at the bottom—the police are not telling me what to do.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-123" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COLLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 147). Findlay gave me a description, upon which I arrested the prisoners—I said to Lyons, "I shall take you in custody on suspicion of robbery with violence"—Lyons said, "If there is anything done round here you always
<hi rend="italic">pick</hi> on me, because I have done time"—on the way to the station Lyons said, "I can prove where I was last night, and what time I went home"—I said, "What time did you go home?"—he said, "B—y well find out"—they were placed with other men at the station, and Findlay identified them—on the same evening as the robbery was committed I saw both prisoners close to the spot—shortly after ten they were standing at the corner of Wellesley Street—Lyons was wearing cord trousers and a dark brown jacket and vest, a red woollen scarf, and a black hat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lyons.</hi> It was shortly after ten, or it might have been a quarter-past, that I saw you—I went to the prosecutor's on the same night about half-past eleven—I did not arrest you on Monday afternoon, because I did not see you; I was not in Euston Road that afternoon—I did not walk up Euston Road behind you—when you said you were innocent I said, "Well, if you are I have nothing else to ask you. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I saw Lyons, Halpin, and a man named Moy shortly after ten o'clock—I mentioned that to the Magistrate—my deposition was read over to me, but it did not occur to me that there was nothing of the kind in it—I remember the prisoner saying it, and my denying it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, When I arrested the three prisoners they were together—the prisoners features were well known to me; that is why I noticed them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-124" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 86). I was with Collins on 18th November, when the prisoners were taken—I took Halpin, and told him the charge; he made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lyons</hi>. I said to you, "I never saw the prosecutor until midday on the Monday. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Lyons says</hi>: "I came out at 7. 15 on Sunday night, and went to see my young woman; at 7. 30 I went to Tottenham Court Road with her, and back to Southampton Row and Judd Street, and up Euston Road and Church Way; that was at ten minutes to ten; we went to the George in Drummond Street, and waited a quarter of an hour, and came out at ten minutes to eleven, and walked, down Seymour Street again, and I went home with her, and stayed till 2. 30 a. m."
<hi rend="italic">Halpin says</hi>: "I came out and went to the Globe, and stayed till 10. 30; I met a man and woman I knew, and wished them good-night and went home, and after I had been indoors a few minutes it struck eleven."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lyons called</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-125" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am single, and am a button upholsterer—I live at 39, Seymour Street, Euston Square—on Sunday night, November 17th, at 7. 30, I went with you for a walk round Holborn and to Camden Town; I was at the Distillery with you at 10. 30; we left there at eleven; we met a young fellow they call Ben Gowley in the middle of Seymour Street, about 11. 5; he spoke to the two of us, and said good-night, and I went home—my mother asked you to supper, and you stayed till 2. 30 next morning—you were dressed in dark trousers, a black tie, a tweed vest, a collar and tie, and a dark coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGGINS</hi>. There is nothing that fixes that Sunday in my memory—I also walked out with him on the Sunday before, just about the same time—we generally went round the same district—I also went for a walk with Lyons on Sunday, 24th November. (
<hi rend="italic">Lyons was then in custody</hi>)—I can't fix this Sunday any more than any other—he had not corded trousers on, and if the prisoner says he had, that is not true; he had a dark blue coat, not a brown one; he had not a red comforter, he had a tie—I knew Halpin to speak to, but had not spoken to him for a fortnight—I have never met Lyons in Halpin's company—he lives at 11, Orchard Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-126" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and a tailoress—on this Sunday</p>
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<p>night you came upstairs at ten minutes past eleven, and stayed till 2. 30 next morning—he is keeping company with Emily Phillips.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I did not tell Collins, the policeman, that Lyons came to my house that night at seven o'clock, and never left till one o'clock—if he says so it is not true—I never spoke to him about the case—Lyons is in the habit of coming there on Sunday evenings, and he generally remains the evening—his coming there that evening was nothing unusual—it did not make me remark it—Ann Gadsby was also there, and one of my sons.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-127" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY LYONS</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Osley Street, East Square—you went out at 7. 30 on Sunday evening, 17th November, wearing these grey trousers (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and the coat you have on now—you had a tweed suit and a collar—you do not generally wear cord trousers on Sunday—you had a buttoned waistcoat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He did not do anything different on that Sunday from what he generally does.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Halpin called.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HALPIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Elizabeth Court, Church Way, Somers Town—I have been twenty-eight years in the building trade—Halpin is my son, and lives with me—I have occupied the whole house twenty years—I fasten the house at night—my son was arrested on Monday, 18th; on Sunday evening, the 17th, he came in at five minutes to eleven, and I had a row with him about coming in so late—the door was locked, and I was in bed, and my mistress had to open it—he has never been charged with dishonesty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-129" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY HALPIN</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—on Sunday evening, 17th November, he came home at 10. 55; the door was bolted, and I let him in—his father was angry with him for being so late home and making me get up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have a clock in my bedroom—I was in bed and the lights were out—I struck a light to come down—he has sometimes been late before.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I go to bed earlier on Sunday nights.
<hi rend="italic">Lyons, in his defence, stated that it was a case of mistaken identity, that he was with Emily Phillips from 7. 30 p. m. till 2. 30 a. m., and denied being in Euston Road at</hi> 10. 40,
<hi rend="italic">when Collins stated that he saw him, and denied wearing cord trousers on the Sunday in question</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LYONS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-85-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-85-18891216 t18891216-85-punishment-18"/>Twenty Strokes with the Cat</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-85-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-85-18891216 t18891216-85-punishment-19"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bay</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MUIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN HILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a letter sorter at the General Post Office, and live at 137, Praed Street—in the early morning of Sunday, 1st December, I was in the Strand; I saw two cabs turning down Adam Street, Adelphi, going at an ordinary pace—I walked along to the end of Adam Street when I was attracted by the noise of their galloping—they were then about twenty yards down Adam Street—the deceased's cab was in front on the near-side; the off-side cab was evidently trying to pass the other at the junction of John Street, and they came into collision just at the corner, by the Adelphi Hotel, which is the narrow part—I did not see the result of the collision; I went down and found that the driver of the near-side cab had been thrown over his cab, and was lying between the horse's legs, quite unconscious; I called a cab and took him to Charing Cross Hospital; he was then dead—the other cab had gone on; I saw no more of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> From the corner of the Strand to where the collision took place was between fifty and sixty yards—the first thing that attracted my attention was the galloping—the deceased's cab was then five or six yards ahead—I did not notice a man standing on the step of the prisoner's cab—I did not see the deceased slash his horse when the prisoner passed him; I think he used his whip just when the 'prisoner's cab was passing him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-135" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GRIGSBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E</hi> 54). About half-past twelve on Sunday morning, 1st December, I was on duty in the Strand—the last witness came up to me, and made a communication, and I went with him to Charing Cross Hospital—I there saw the deceased Dennis; he was dead—he had a hackney carriage badge, No. 15,069—I then returned to Adam Street, and there saw cab 9,018 standing there very much damaged, as if there had been a collision—a man named Clifford handed to me these three splinters of wood, apparently forming parts of the spokes of a wheel—they did not form any part of cab 9,018—I then went to Bow Street, and directed telegrams to be sent to the different police-stations—about half-past nine on the Sunday morning I received a telegram, and went to Mr. Fayler's, a cab proprietor, at 8, Lock Square, Walworth—he showed me a cab, No. 5,740—I examined the wheels, and found them damaged—I fitted these pieces of wood to them—afterwards, in consequence of what Mr. Fayler said to me, I saw the prisoner—I said to him, "Is your name Charles Thomas Seaborn?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer, and am going to take you into custody for having caused the death of a man named Dennis in Adam Street last night"—he said, "I know I had a collision, but I did not know the man was hurt"—I took him to Bow Street, where he was charged—the only thing he said was,
<hi rend="italic">u</hi> Can I have bail?"</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-136" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CLIFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a blacksmith, of 13, York Place, Adelphi—I was in Adam Street about half-past twelve in the early morning of December 1st, and picked up these pieces of wood, two where I believe the accident occurred, and the other about 120 or 130 yards away—I did not see the accident—I gave the pieces to the police sergeant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-137" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am proprietor of the Hansom's cab 9,018—the de
<lb/>ceased, Frank Faulkner Dennis, drove that cab for me;: he took it out on 30th November—his badge was 15,069—he was then in his usual health.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-138" type="given" value="ELLIS"/>ELLIS FAYLER</persName> </hi>. I am a cab proprietor, of 8, Lock Square, Walworth—the prisoner was in my employment as a cabdriver; he drove a Hansom's cab 5,740—he took out that cab on Saturday, 30th November; he brought it home on Sunday morning somewhere about four—my attention was afterwards called to it, and I saw the wheel was damaged a little—Sergeant Grigsby produced these pieces of wood on the Sunday, and they fitted the cab 5,740.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner has been in my employ about six months—he was a careful driver.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-139" type="given" value="HARRIET ANN"/>HARRIET ANN DENNIS</persName> </hi>. The deceased was my husband—he went out with his cab on 30th November; next day I identified his body at Charing Cross Hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891216-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18891216-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-140" type="given" value="HARRY WARD"/>HARRY WARD CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the house-surgeons at Charing Cross Hospital—between twelve and one on Sunday morning, 1st December, the deceased was brought there, he was quite dead—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi>—death was due to asphyxia, and to the injuries to the head; the skull was extensively fractured, and there was some injury to the brain—there was some food in the windpipe—the injuries were such as would be caused by being thrown from a cab on to the pavement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-141" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED FLETCHER</persName> </hi>. I am a cab driver, of 123, Vauxhall Street—on Saturday, 30th November, a little after twelve, I saw the prisoner driving his cab at the corner of Duncannon Street, opposite Charing Cross—he said, "Hallo,
<hi rend="italic">Alf</hi> where is your cab?" I said "On Adelphi Terrace; I am going to have supper"—he said, "Jump up here, I am going to have some supper, I am off to the rank and will come back with you"—I jumped up on the spring, and he drove to Adam Street, he was going along very slowly; in Adam Street I saw Dennis on his cab about twenty yards in front going very slowly; the prisoner caught up to him, and on wanting to pass, Dennis
<hi rend="italic">drawed</hi> his whip and slashed his horse, and just as they got to the corner of Adelphi Hotel and John Street they came into collision, and Dennis's horse fell and he was thrown over his cab—I jumped off the spring—the prisoner drove on, and I did not see him again—I ran down the Adelphi to fetch Churchill—I knew both the prisoner and the deceased very well—our cab was going about six or seven miles an hour, not faster.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I saw the whole thing—I saw Dennis thrown off his cab—I did not see that he was injured—I could not say whether he fell on his head—I did not stop to see—I went for Churchill to help up the horse, and when I got back Dennis was gone to the hospital—I did not give any information as to the name of the man who had driven off—I heard of his being in custody on the Monday morning—I did not go to the station to offer my evidence—I was called at Bow Street for the prisoner—the street is very narrow at the corner of John Street, about thirteen feet wide; great care is requisite in going down there, it is a sort of bend; two cabs could pass comfortably; the prisoner did not whip up his horse to pass Dennis, I did not see him with a whip in his hand; he had a quick horse—they were both going to the rank; it is an advantage to get there first, that was the object—the horses were not galloping—they were both at the corner at the same time—it would have been better for them to have gone one behind the other; it was not in the narrow part that the prisoner tried to go by, it was in the wide</p>
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<p>part of the street, there was room there for three cabs—Dennis whipped his horse just as we tried to pass.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN HILLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When. I first saw the cabs they were about twenty yards from me, then they went further on; I watched them up to the time of the collision—that part of the street is reasonably well lighted, but it was dark; it was midnight; I could see the cabs and the men driving—if there had been a man on the spring of the prisoner's cab I think I should have seen him; I did not see him; I did not see any
<lb/>one run from the cab after the accident.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-143" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GRIGSBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw the deceased's cab about twenty minutes after the accident—the off-wheel was slightly cut, there was a complete circle about six inches, and it was broken in three places—the cab was about six feet wide from box to box.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-88-offence-1 t18891216-name-145"/>Thomas Biggs</persName> with intent to do grievous bodily harm.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-88-18891216 t18891216-88-punishment-20"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES CRICK</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891216-89-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18891216-89-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, For a rape on
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-147" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18891216-name-147" type="surname" value="WARBURTON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-89-offence-1 t18891216-name-147"/>Elizabeth Sarah Warburton</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-89-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891216-89-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891216-89-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-89-18891216 t18891216-89-punishment-21"/>Fifteen Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PHINEAS LAZARUS</hi> (60)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891216-90-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18891216-90-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-90-offence-1 t18891216-name-150"/>George John Pope</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Defries, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Lazarus.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891216-name-151" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-151" type="given" value="GEORGE JOHN"/>GEORGE JOHN POPE</persName> </hi>. I am a retired bookbinder, of 305, Mare Street, Hackney—on November 2nd I travelled by train from Broad Street to Hackney, between 8 and 9 p. m.; I last saw my watch in Gresham Street before I got into the train; I had no one in the carriage with me, and as I got out I missed it, and found my chain dangling—this is it, I have had it about twenty-five years, that and the chain cost me a few shillings short of £20—Mr. Carter, of Mare Street, cleaned it about twelve months ago—since I lost it the outside has been engine-turned and the number, 7,762, has been altered to 17,782—I have no doubt it is mine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOODLAD</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Carter, a watchmaker, of Mare Street, Hackney—I had Mr. Pope's watch to repair last year, and took down the number (7,762) in this book, and put a private number of my own—I repaired it myself, and recognise the watch, but I should have to take it to pieces to recognise my work—the 7,762 has been altered into 17,782, and the case has been freshly engine-turned—the alterations are quite recent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I recognise it by the general style, and especially by the balance, which is very uncommon, and there are evidences of the old number.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891216-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-153" type="given" value="JOHN ARTHUR"/>JOHN ARTHUR TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to James Avilar, a pawnbroker,</p>
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<p>of 35 and 37, Mile End Road—on 7th November I took this gold watch in pledge from the prisoner Defries; this is the duplicate. (
<hi rend="italic">For a gold watch, No</hi>. 17,782,
<hi rend="italic">of Henry Defries</hi>, 76,
<hi rend="italic">Sidney Street, for</hi> £3 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.)—he was alone, but he went outside the shop as if to see someone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. He asked for £4 on it, and I said I could only lend £3 10s.—he went outside and consulted someone, and came back and accepted it—I thought he was a dealer; he did not go into a small box, but came into the sale shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Dealers often redeem pledges, they do not sometimes exchange them—there are sales where pawnbrokers sell jewellery by auction, which are bought by dealers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I do not know of their exchanging pledges, but they often sell the tickets, and somebody else comes to take them out—I believe I had seen Defries before, but cannot recollect where.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891216-name-154" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G</hi>). On 7th November, about 11. 30 a. m., I went with Sergeant Maroney and Wright to Murray Street, Hoxton, and saw the two prisoners; we followed them to Edward Street, where I went up and said, "Good-morning, Mr. Lazarus; we are going to search you"—he said, "All right, don't show me up; I will go to the station"—Wright took Defries; we went to Old Street Station—I searched Lazarus, and found two gold watches, a gold chain, one metal watch, a watch-bow, a chain-bar, a jump-ring, gold, I believe, four special contract notes, one relating to a watch pledged with Mr. Barrett, on 29th October, for £10, two pawn-tickets, and these two catalogues of sales of jewellery—I asked Lazarus to account for the watches—he said he bought one at Hasson's, one at Hughes', and the third at a sale-room, and the chain at Walters', in the City Road; I find that is correct—Defries was then searched in my presence, and on him found three gold watches, one silver watch, a pawn-ticket for a pledge at Mr. Avilar's, the same morning, £3 10s. in gold, 4s. 6d. in silver, and 1d.—I said, "How do you account for the possession of these watches?"—he said, in Lazarus's presence, "Mr. Lazarus gave me them to mind for him"—I said to Lazarus, "You hear what he has said?"—Lazarus said, "Yes, I hear, but I don't say so; I say nothing"—I went with the other officers to both houses, and at Lyons' house, 13, Leslie Street, we found two contract notes relating to watches pledged by Mr. Lazarus, of 2, Leslie Street, Mile End—his real address is 13—the next shows a pledge by Lazarus, of 37, Mile End Road, which is Mr. Avilar, the pawnbroker's address—I also found four pawn-tickets, one for a bracelet by Annie Escott, of 26, Jubilee Street; a silver lever watch, pawned by Mr. Smith, 10, St. John Street Road; a silver lever watch by the same person, and a silver watch, 78,888, purporting to have been pledged by Lazarus, of 2, Leslie Street—the first contract note found on Lazarus relates to a gold keyless hunter, 1,183, pledged by Philip Lazarus, of Duke Street, Mile End, on March 5th; the second to a bracelet pledged by Philip Lazarus, 34, Duke Street, Mile End, on 5th October; the third as stated before, and the fourth is a three months' agreement to deliver to the bearer, Phineas Lazarus, a gold keyless watch, 17,412, on payment of the money for which it was held as security—I have consulted Mr. Booth, an expert, and placed these articles before him—on more than one watch I find the name of "G. E. Andrews, 19, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square"—I have been there; no such person is in business</p>
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<p>there now, but Mrs. Andrews is here—I find the name of "Chambers and Son, 19, Poult Street, Goswell Road, "on one watch—I have been there; he is not in business now—I caused inquiries to be made of Mr. Wag
<lb/>staff, a watchmaker in Islington, and at Dent's, in the Strand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Of all the contract notes and duplicates I have mentioned, the only things relating to Defries are three gold watches, one silver watch, and a watch pledged at Atherley's—he at once said that Lazarus gave them to him to mind, and Lazarus did not contradict him—he gave his correct name and address—I searched the room where he lives in abject poverty—lie has only one room, and has a wife and three very young children—I found no duplicates or gold—it is through the kindness of a relative that he is defended to-day—he has never been in trouble before—when I took him in custody I did not know that the watch pawned by him was stolen, and therefore I asked no questions—he has never claimed the £3 10s. from me—I saw the two prisoners together four or five minutes before I tapped Lazarus on his shoulder—the bow of the watch found on him was broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I have not been to Mr. Hassan, but he is here—he said that he bought the gold watch at Mr. Hughes' public-house, Bethnal Green Road—one watch he said he bought in the City Road; that was an ordinary gold watch—I found the bar and the chain in his pocket—the contract note relating to the bracelet is dated November 5th, and the contract notes 20th June and 2nd November, 1889—the only other ticket found at his house was for opera-glasses; there were fifty or sixty jewel-cases there—he said, "I can account for every
<lb/>thing. "</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On 7th November I was with Leach, in Murray Street, Hoxton, and saw the two prisoners walking along very sharp—we followed them for five minutes into Edward Street, and just as they were crossing Shepherdess Walk I saw Lazarus's right hand go to Defries' left—Defries put his left hand into his left trousers pocket, and kept it there, and went in front of Lazarus—I stopped Defries—he was then five or six yards in front of Lazarus, probably more—I said, "Here, come back"—he made no answer, and I took him back to Lazarus and Leach, who came on to the station—on the way there he took his left hand from his pocket, having kept it there till then, and I put mine in and pulled out these four watches and a pawn-ticket—I said, "How do you account for these?"—he said, "He has given them to me to carry, "pointing to Lazarus—we went to the station, where I said, "This man says you gave him these watches to carry"—Defries made no answer—Leach afterwards asked him, and he said, "He says so; I say nothing"—Maroney was in Murray Street, some distance from us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. We were walking behind them—I did not see any police officer who they were walking towards—I cannot tell whether Defries hurried, or whether Lazarus dropped back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-156" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN MARONEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G</hi>). On the morning of November 7th I was in Murray Street by myself, and saw the two prisoners—I knew Lyons before, and he knew me—I passed them—Lyons saw me, and they walked much faster—I followed at some distance behind the other officers, and saw the arrest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have made inquiries about</p>
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<p>Defries—he bears a good character, and is a hardworking man though poor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALFRED"/>WILLIAM ALFRED THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I live at Streatham—on November 5th I was at the Crystal Palace and lost my watch—this is it; it is worth about £15—I have had it for years—it is in the same condition, minus the glass.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-158" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOURNE</persName> </hi>. I live at Cazenove Road, Stoke Newington—about 22nd October I lost my watch—I last saw it safe at the counting-house at the wharf about six o'clock—this is it; I have had it about eight years—it is worth about £20—the maker is Webber, of Goswell Road, but I did not notice whether his name was on it—I had it cleaned by Bowman, of Goswell Road, about a year ago—it has undergone a great deal of alteration; the case does not seem to be so thick, and the monogram, J. B., has been obliterated—I do not know the number.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-159" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BRIDGMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a watch maker, of 42, Spencer Street, Clerkenwell—I have been about thirty years in the trade, and was formerly foreman to Mr. Webber, of Goswell Road, who recently died—this is one of Mr. Webber's watches—I made it about six years ago, and recognise my work—if it has been in use six years the engine-turning would be very much more worn than this is; this engine-turning appears new—the name has been altered to "Chambers and Son"; we made no watches for that firm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-160" type="given" value="ERNEST THOMAS"/>ERNEST THOMAS SORRELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Bowman, a watch
<lb/>maker, of 70, Goswell Road—in October, 1888, Mr. Bourne left a watch with me to be cleaned, and I made this entry in this book: "Gold keyless lever, Bourne, 6,072, "and my private number, 2,382—neither of those numbers appear on the plates, but this is the watch—I do not speak to the works.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I cannot say that this is the watch I repaired for Mr. Bourne, but it is one of the same description—I have seen Lazarus at Mr. Bowman's place for two or three years—I do not know whether he is a dealer or whether he has pledged or exchanged things, or sold goods.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-161" type="given" value="ARTHUR THOMAS"/>ARTHUR THOMAS BOONE</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of 40, Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell—I have been employed as an expert in this case, to examine a number of watches, and among them one claimed by Mr. Bourne, a gentleman's keyless lever, compensation balance, hall-marked "H, "which indicates that it was made before 1883—I find the original number 6,072 stamped inside the works in three places, and that ought to be on the outer plate as well, instead of which it is 18,075, which has been recently engraved, as it is bright and clean—the name of "Chambers" appears as the maker; that has been done within the last few days—I knew the firm of Chambers—they are not in business now; they were sold up some ten years ago; they went bankrupt, or something of the sort—this watch, claimed by Mr. Pope, bears the name of Andrews, 25, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square, which is freshly engraved—the number on the case is 17,782; that is also freshly done—the number on the works is 7,762—I have been round with Maroney and Inspector Whiting to different pawnbrokers, and among them to Mr. Bulworthy, of 67, Gray's Inn Road—this contract-note was presented to Mr. Bulworthy in my presence, on which were the words, "Gold keyless hunter, no glass, 11,383"—upon that I was shown a gold hunter bearing that number—I</p>
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<p>examined it; it appeared as if some of the numbers had been hammered up, and fresh numbers put in—the name of "Andrews, 25, Duke Street, Golden Square," was on it, and the plate was fresh engraved and fresh gilt—I afterwards went to Mr. Ashbridge, pawnbroker, 49 and 51, Mile End Road, and produced pawn-ticket No. 5, showing a pawning on October 30th by Mr. Rogers, of 10, Leslie Street, of a gold lever watch, No. 6,072; maker's name, Andrews, 19, Duke Street—I was shown a watch answering that description;" 6,072" appeared in the centre of the movement; the engraving was fresh and re-gilt, and the case had been re-turned—I went to Smith and Dimonds, pawnbrokers, of 80, New gate Street, and produced a pawn-ticket, dated October 26th, for a gold watch, pawned in the name of John Phillips, 39, Duke Street—I received a watch answering the description; it had been re-gilt, and the number slightly altered;" 12,742" had been recently engraved; I could not trace the other number—the maker's name was Wagstaff—I next went to Thomas Robert Walters, a pawnbroker, of 51, City Road, and produced a contract note marked 8, relating to a gold watch, 47,844, and received a watch answering the description, but the original number appeared to have been 7,814, and it was fresh gilt—Andrews, of Duke Street, is a very old firm, but they are not carrying on business now—Wagstaff is a very good firm, but I should not think this watch is one of his.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I examined seven or eight watches—in every trade-shop the same number goes all through, but not always in small shops—in a watch of this kind I should expect the same number to go all through, and you would have to pull it to pieces to alter it—I do not think this has been altered a month, but if not exposed to the atmosphere or fingered it would keep much longer—I gave my evidence a fortnight ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, These alterations must have been done very recently—one looked as if it had just come from the gilder.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-162" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, raddington Street West—my father was a watchmaker at 19 and 25, Duke Street, Grosvenor Square; he died in April, 1888, and carried on business till within a few weeks of his death—the business is not carried on there now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WAGSTAFF</persName> </hi>. I am a watch manufacturer, of Hall Street, Islington—my watches run up to four figures, not to five, with the exception of some first-class watches, where there is a "1" over the top—a watch of mine could not bear the number 12,742—a watch with five figures would not be mine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-90-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEFRIES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character. Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18891216-90-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-90-18891216 t18891216-90-punishment-22"/>Discharged on Recognisances.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAZARUS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character, but Sergeant Maroney stated that he was a receiver of stolen property, and had been the companion of Harris and Judd, both of whom are now in penal servitude.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-90-18891216 t18891216-90-punishment-23"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 18
<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="t18891216-91-offence-1 t18891216-name-166"/>Edward Maynard Wil
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving the same.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, charging them, together with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE LOVEDAY</hi> (43)</persName>, with
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<lb/>ceiving within six months other plate glass, the goods of the same person,</rs> to which Chilton</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18891216-91-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18891216-91-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18891216-91-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WILLES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Thackeray</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18891216-name-168" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LORING</persName> </hi>. I am manager in the plate glass department at Mr. Goslett's, 26, Soho Square, and George Yard, Charing Cross Road—glass is stored at both places—there is a yard where vans are loaded at the warehouse doors—there is also a counting-house—in Cockpit Yard are the looking-glass manufactory and the silvering and bevelling departments—the Cockpit Yard business is entirely distinct from George Yard and Soho Square, except in respect of the stables—glass is consigned to Mr. Goslett from various manufacturers all over the Continent and England, and comes in stock sizes—in most cases the manufacturer's label is on each sheet—in that condition it is stored in our warehouse—when an order is received, the cutter and his assistants take glass from the warehouse and cut it to the exact size required by the customer—Hilton was one of the cutters, and he and his assistants had access to the ware-house for that purpose—after glass is cut it is marked with soap, and put in a rack till the number of sheets required are cut, and then they are ready for delivery—a delivery and an order book are kept—the goods in the delivery book are those sold to private customers, to be delivered to them—the book is printed and bound in triplicate—the delivery clerk enters goods going out into the book, and by entering them he has three copies; one remains in the book, two are torn out and handed to the man, who hands it to the carman who delivers the goods; when the carman has delivered the goods, he hands the two copies to the customer, who keeps one for his own purpose; he signs the other and hands it back to the carman as a receipt for the goods, and the carman brings it back to Soho Square, and gives it to the delivery clerk—if a carman found glass on his van for which he had no delivery order, his business would be to bring it back to the warehouse and report at once to a delivery clerk that he had goods on his van in excess of what was on his delivery note—we send goods to various trade firms to have work done to them—those goods are entered in the order book, which is in duplicate—the delivery clerk gives the copies to the carman, and when the carman delivers the goods the counterfoil is retained by the firm to whom it is sent—practically it is their order for the execution of work—in most cases he returns the duplicate when the work is finished—each of the books is numbered consecutively—Loveday was a carman in Mr. Goslett's employment—it was his duty to take goods to private and trade customers, and he would have the duplicates given him for that purpose—Chilton is a warehouseman or porter; he superintends the loading of the vans with plate glass; he would tell the carman the glass they had to put on the vans—in most cases plate glass going out of Soho Square would pass through his hands; not in all cases—in most cases goods delivered by Loveday and Stanton would pass through his hands—Chilton would know the particular route taken by each carman—Chilton would assist in loading the vans in special cases—Chilton and other warehousemen would take the glass from the heap to be loaded—Thackeray is a cabinet-maker, a maker of cheap wood work; he</p>
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<p>has worked for Mr. Goslett, making backs for looking-glasses and frames—those goods would be delivered at Cockpit Yard—he would only have to go to Soho Square to be paid and to get orders—as far as I can say he has never been employed to do anything else—he has not held himself out to do other business that I am aware of—no plate glass has ever been honestly delivered to Thackeray from Soho Square—I have looked through the books of the firm at Soho Square for the last nine months—I found no entry of any glass having been delivered to him during that time—I have no record of any order being given by him for plate or sheet glass—all the order and delivery books are kept at Soho Square—sheets of glass, 34 by 21 ft., are worth about 1s. 6d. a foot, trade price—glass in stock sizes, should not go out of the premises with a label on it, except when we sell it in bulk—there is a label on the corner of this; the size which was on the original has now been rubbed off—at the Police-court the labels were on all four of these sheets of glass—they are stock sizes—no glass should properly go out of our place in this state—when Hilton and another cutter cut it they should cut the glass, clean it, remove the label, and mark the size on it in soap—if either of the men saw a label on the glass after it had passed the cutter, they should take it back and remove it, or if it passed the ware-housemen the carman might have something to say about it—no one who knew anything of it would call this salvage glass—when glass is trimmed down to the exact size only very narrow strips would be cut off—if a large sheet were to break we should make the largest rectangles we could out of the pieces—that which was left would vary in size, out in the majority of cases we should cut off only very narrow strips.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. I have known Thackeray through seeing him come to Soho Square—he has worked for Mr. Goslett ten or twelve years—he is a master-man, a tradesman carrying on business in Brick Lane, I believe—he was not in Mr. Goslett's employment, but, as an independent tradesman contracting for it, he has made overmantels for them—I have not been to his place in Brick Lane, and I do not know it—I know nothing of him, except in connection with his work at Mr. Goslett's—there were labels on all four of these pieces of glass at the Police-court, but they have been damp, and have come off; I can see the remains of them now—it was a plain label with the size on it—there was nothing to indicate that the glass belonged to Mr. Goslett—the four pieces vary an inch or two in size—the term "stock sizes" is known throughout the glass trade; it applies to glass in the rough, as these are—if a customer wanted a sheet of glass we should take the nearest piece to the size, and cut it to the dimensions he wanted—there is no polishing, only cutting—if one of these plates was broken in the warehouse we should get out of it the best pieces we could, and they would be known as salvage to us; the other thing known as salvage to us is pieces of a broken window, but that is in very different condition, because it is not new glass, and the surface has been disfigured; it is this broken window-glass which is generally known as salvage; it would not become new marketable goods—we don't care for the salvage—I have never known salvage in the possession of a man like Chilton; he would have no business with it—I cannot say if he might speculate with it on his own account—
<hi rend="italic">ranges</hi> or
<hi rend="italic">slips</hi> are narrow pieces of glass up to twelve inches in width.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. These plates have not been used—if we had a plate</p>
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<p>broken it would be squared down to the largest size possible on the premises, and would then be put into the stock of that particular size—I never knew ranges of this size—we have a cash-book for cash transactions; the cutter makes a ticket out for the size of a glass required; the customer would take the ticket to the cashier, who would enter it, and receive the money and give a receipt—no goods should be delivered by any carman which have not passed through one or other of the two books.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-169" type="given" value="ROBERT HENRY"/>ROBERT HENRY NEWSOME</persName> </hi>. I am order and entering clerk to Messrs. Goslett—on Saturday, 12th October, I acted as delivery clerk and made entries in the order and delivery books, and distributed the duplicates to the various carmen—the counterfoils in the delivery-book on that day are from 115,052 to 115,083; there is no such name as Thackeray among them—I gave Loveday instructions to deliver glass on that day in the neighbourhood of Holborn, Hatton Garden, Bethnal Green, and Gray's Inn Road—I don't know where Brick Lane is—I have kept this book on other occasions—I have never sent glass out by anybody to Thackeray's premises in Brick Lane—I do not know his name as that of a man to whom glass is sent from Soho Square—if glass were sent in a van, and
<hi rend="italic">there were</hi> no
<hi rend="italic">delivery</hi> orders for
<hi rend="italic">it, the</hi> carman should come back to me—Mr. Spark is the regular delivery clerk—the only counterfoil in the order book on 12th October is No. 486—that is not to Thackeray, but to Sage,
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> polisher and beveller.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">only one given</hi> out to customers on that day, so that the carman would have no duty in Brick Lane, Bethnal Green—in the order book for 9th October the counterfoils are 469 to 475—there is no entry in those of any goods sent to Thackeray, of Brick Lane—I have no knowledge of any goods being sent out through one or other of those books at any time to him—Loveday came back late on 9th October, and I said to him, "Where have you been all day?"—he said, "Willett's people are very particular to examine and check every square of glass before they sign for it, and that takes some time."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Loveday.</hi> You started at eleven or a little after, I think, on the 9th, and returned between four and five—you had about 25 cwt. of glass, I should think,
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> deliver at Willett's, eighty-five squares.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Six hours was a long time to take to deliver this glass; it depends how fast he goes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. I should hand the tickets to Chilton to pack the vans from—from those tickets he would know what to put on the van—Loveday is a carman; he would not help to load, he would be outside with his van—Hilton is a cutter, Chilton is the foreman—Loveday would be in
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> van, and would help
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> sheets of glass on.</p>
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<p>forwards to the firm; I have seen his address, Brick Lane, on his van—about eighteen months ago Loveday said something to me about a board, in consequence of which he and I went to Thackeray's in Brick Lane, and had some talk with him about a rough board for the back of a looking-glass, I think—Loveday got the board for him; I was with Loveday—we then got into conservation, and Thackeray said, "How do you men get on for salvage glass? if at any time you have anything of the kind, I can do with it"—I understood what was meant by salvage glass—some little time after, Chilton said something to me—after he said that I found in the van glass for which there was no delivery order, and I took it to Thackeray's, carried it in, and left it in the shop—Thackeray had told me previously that when I came with glass I could put it down
<hi rend="italic">in the</hi> front—the glass I so delivered was sheets of plate glass of a similar character to this—I got money from Thackeray for it, I shared it between Hilton, Chilton, and myself—the goods I delivered at Thackeray's premises were those Chilton had put on my van before I started on my journey—I have been five or six times to Thackeray's premises with goods in that way, and I have on two or three occasions received money from him, which I have shared as I have mentioned—I last delivered glass there about six months ago—I could not say that I delivered more than two or three sheets on each occasion—two or three months ago I saw Thackeray in George Yard, where the warehouse is, and he told me to tell the men to be careful, he had received a letter—the glass I delivered to him had no tickets on; some of it came from the warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. I was in Mr. Goslett's employment when I was examined at the Police-court—I was discharged three weeks ago last Friday—it so worried me that I was obliged to go to Mr. Goslett—he spoke to me—I asked him not to prosecute me—he would make no promise—he said possibly I should not be prosecuted, but that I should be called as a witness—he handed me over to his solicitor, to whom I made a statement, after which he read part of Chilton's and Loveday's confessions to me—the first conversation I had with Thackeray was when he asked how we got on with salvage glass—when I went to his shop I may have said, "Here is your glass"—I cannot say what he was doing when I saw him in George Yard—he then told me to tell the men to be careful, and left me—that was some three months ago—I met him in the Yard by accident—we were always about the Yard, and he came there quite
<hi rend="italic">promiscuously</hi>—I told the solicitor about it when I went to him months afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Loveday</hi>. I never divided any money with you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I made this statement to the solicitor, which was taken down in writing, and I signed it—that was before I gave evidence at the. Police-court—I asked Mr. Goslett not to prosecute me on two or three occasions before I gave evidence at the Police-court, and at that time—I had been just over thirteen years in Mr. Goslett's employment—I have a wife and five children.</p>
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<p>carriage gateway, with a yard inside, which you get into from Virginia Street or from the shop—Thackeray has carried on business there for some time past, and lived there with his wife, a short, stout person—so nothing came to my knowledge, and I watched Thackeray's premises—I saw some men, whom I afterwards saw at Soho Square, and of whom Loveday is one, come up to the premises with vans—I used to see Loveday drive up with a van there to the front and get off his van, and knock at the door; if the door was not opened he would take down the tailboard, and while the door was being opened he would take the glass out and take it inside—I never saw to whom he actually delivered the glass—after delivering the glass some
<lb/>times he would go away; but if he had straw in his van he would drive round to Virginia Street, and to the stable inside the yard there, take the straw out, and throw it in the yard, turn his horse round, and drive away—as far as I could see it was plate glass he delivered, just the same sort as this, of different sizes—the last I saw was larger than this—on Wed
<lb/>nesday, 9th October, I saw him drive up about two o'clock to the front door—he knocked at the door, and took four or five plates of glass in, and left them inside the shop—then he went round to the back, and took the straw out, and drove away—on 12th October I was away the whole day from Brick Lane from eleven to seven; when I came back I heard something of what had taken place next door—Loveday had been to Thackeray's several times over a period of six months before I gave evidence—I have seen him in the neighbourhood alone without a van between 8. 30 and 8. 45 p. m.—the police afterwards spoke to me—I went to Soho Square, where I recognised Henry Wing as a carman who had come to Thackeray's premises at Brick Lane in a cart—I recognised no one else there; I did not see Loveday there—I made my statement before I went to Soho Square; it was taken down—I have been in Mr. Cole's employment twelve months—I was convicted some time ago; but I have been with him since that for twelve months right off—I am a glass-fitter and cutter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. I was convicted at Middlesex Sessions in 1888, of housebreaking in a warehouse—I was innocent—I got seven months—Mr. Cole is a looking-glass manufacturer—Thackeray makes looking-glasses and overmantels—we are on the same side of the street as Thackeray, next door to him—while I was watching I was shifting furniture about in the shop—I don't know how many sheets went in; I said four or five—I noticed the size—I took no note of the dates or quantities—I did not say anything to my master or anybody about it—I had not heard before this of Goslett's firm, I did not know there were such people—I went in once to see Thackeray 'when he was building a cart—I have seen a lot of glass delivered there from time to time; he uses large quantities in his business—Detective Tallon first asked me about giving evidence—he asked me if I had seen Goslett's van there, and mentioned the delivery of glass—I said I had seen a van delivering glass—I never saw Stanton there—I could not say how large Goslett's name was on the van—on the van that Loveday drove the name was in gilt letters—the detectives had no conversation with me on the way to Soho Square—they did not point Wing or Loveday out to me—I saw Loveday in the dock at Marlborough Street Police-court—I knew the man I should see in the dock would be the carman—I said, "That</p>
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<p>is the man"—I went
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> the Police-court four times—I know
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> who works for Thackeray—he asked me on Sunday night, after I had been once or twice to the Police-court, how he would get on; I said, "I don't know"—I did not say to
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi>, "I am going to get Thackeray six months"; nothing of the sort.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. When I saw Wing at Soho Square he was at work in the yard, and I recognised him; and he was pointed out to me at the Police-court afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer C</hi>). I received instructions, and, with Kendall, I watched 314, Brick Lane at midday on Saturday, 12th October—Thackeray's name was over the premises—the business was principally that of a cabinet maker—a little before 2 Loveday drove up a horse and van, with the name of Goslett and Co.,' Soho Square, on the van in gilt letters—he got out of the van, and knocked at the door, which was opened; I could not say who by—Loveday took two plates of glass out of the van, and took them into the shop, and stood them down in the front shop; Mr. Thackeray was there—I was in plain clothes; I went in behind him, and said, "Where did you get that glass from?"—he said, "From the shop in Soho Square"—I said, "Who sent you with it?"—he said, "No one"—I said, "How do you account for the glass?"—he made no reply—I took him in custody—these two sheets were taken into the shop and these two left in the van—I took the van to Marlborough Mews Police-station and took the glass out there—it has been carried to and from the court—that will account for two of the labels having disappeared—Loveday made no answer to the charge at the police-station of stealing the four sheets of glass—I went back to Brick Lane with Kendall and Sergeant Caunter—we saw Mr. and Mrs. Thackeray in the shop—Caunter spoke; I heard the conversation, but took no part in it—we did not take Thackeray on that day—the next Monday Loveday was charged before Mr. Newton, and remanded till the 21st, when the case came before Mr. Cooke—there was another remand, and after that Loveday made a statement which Tallon took down in writing—I did not see Thackeray when Loveday was carrying the glass in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. He was away from home on the 12th, I did not see him about the premises at all—I did not see much there that looked like a flourishing business; there were four or five men in the workshop working under him—when we went back in the afternoon he came towards us and said, "What about this glass?" and one of us said, "That is what we want' to know"—he did hot tell his wife to finish paying the men—we did not say we should take her for receiving—I did not notice her begin to cry—she was taken in custody then—she afterwards went to the police-station of her own accord—she was not" detained there—she said she would tell the prosecutor what she knew about it, and she stopped there till the prosecutor came; she was not in custody—I don't know that Mr. Goslett called Thackeray into the passage of the police-station and asked what it was all about—I did not hear Mr. Goslett tell Thackeray he would give him till 9. 30 on Monday morning to confess everything, or hear Thackeray say he knew nothing about it; I heard no conversation between them at all—Loveday was brought before a Magistrate, and there were two remands before Thackeray was taken—"he attended voluntarily on each occasion.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Loveday</hi>. There are pieces of tickets on the two squares you were about to deliver to Thackeray.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-174" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD TALLON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant C</hi>). I received instructions and arrested Chilton on 23rd October at Soho Square—I told him what he would be charged with, and took him to the station—after he was charged he made this statement, which was taken down in my presence—on 30th October I took down in writing this voluntary statement from Loveday—it was read to him, and he signed it as correct.
<hi rend="italic">The statement was here read, as follows</hi>:—"I, George Loveday, do hereby solemnly declare that on "Wednesday, 9th October, 1889, four polished plates of glass, 24 by 26 in., were put on my van, about 10 a. m., by Thomas Chilton, foreman packer to A. Goslett and Co. In my presence he said, 'For Thackeray'. No other person assisted him. After I went to Willett, I went on to Thackeray, 314, Brick Lane, and delivered them to Thackeray himself. I have received nothing for the glass as yet. On Saturday, the 12th October, I loaded at the warehouse. Chilton put two sheets of plate glass on my van in my presence. He said, 'For Thackeray.' Chilton then finished loading the van, with the exception of three large plates. I was ready to receive them on the blind, when Chilton came out with two other sheets of plate glass, at the same time saying, 'George, two more for Sage's.' He placed them in the body of the van. He then put on the three large plates, assisted by Kidgett, acting under Chilton's instructions. After the loading was completed, I got off my van to fasten up my tail-board. Chilton gave me my delivery notes at the same time, telling me to tell Tom Hilton that there were three only instead of four plates for Thackeray, should Hilton ask me the question. I went to 314, Brick Lane, after I left Smith at Grover's, Green Street, Bethnal Green. The door was open; I went into the shop. Mrs. Thackeray was there. I asked her if the master was at home. She said, No.' I said, 'I have these plates to leave.' She replied, 'Put them down there.' I did so. I was then arrested. If I had not been arrested I should have called in the evening for the money for them and for the glass delivered on Wednesday. I was to receive 7s. per foot super. Chilton and Hilton were to receive equal shares with myself.' I commenced to take glass to Thackeray by Chilton's instructions for six months at least. I have always delivered the glass to Mr. Thackeray, and have always been paid by him. I have delivered glass to Thackeray at least eight times during the past six months. I have never taken the glass from the warehouse, but it has always been put on my van by Chilton. To my knowledge I have never known Hilton to put stolen glass on my van. I have paid Hilton and Chilton personally their share of the money received by me from Thackeray. I have received from 5s. to as much as 24s. from Thackeray at a time for the glass. I have never had to deliver any glass to Thackeray from Messrs. Goslett's in the ordinary course of business. Stanton, the carman, was the first person to tell me of Thackeray. He introduced me to Thackeray on one occasion the beginning of this year. I wanted a back-board, and Stanton took me to Thackeray's. After we left, Stanton said if I ever had anything to dispose of Thackeray would buy it off me. Some time after this, about March last, Chilton put some glass on my van. He said,' You know Thackeray; take this glass down there.' I always trusted to Thackeray to pay me what was the measurement of the glass. Hilton has accom</p>
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<p>panied me to receive money from Thackeray. I would go to the shop, while Hilton would wait for me in the neighbourhood. Chilton has also accompanied me in a similar manner on one or two occasions. Thackeray has told me the sizes of plates he was requiring, and I have reported his requirements to Chilton. I am unable to fix the dates of delivery of plates of glass to Thackeray, as I have kept no notes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. I did not go back to Thackeray's on that day; other officers did—on the first occasion Loveday stood alone in the dock; Chilton was a witness against him—I took Chilton in custody after that, on 23rd October; they were cautioned by the Magistrate as to the way they gave evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Further matters came to the knowledge of the police and the prosecutors, and acting on that Thackeray, Hilton, and Chilton were arrested.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H</hi>). On 23rd October, about 8. 45 p. m., I went to Thackeray's premises, and said to him, "I am a police officer; I have come to arrest you for receiving a quantity of goods on the 9th and 12th of this month, knowing it to be stolen, the property of Mr. Goslett, of Soho Square"—he said, "All right; cannot you let it be till the morning?"—I said, "No"—I conveyed him in a cab to the police-station—he made no reply to the charge—I had been to the premises on 12th October—on entering the shop I saw Thackeray and his wife—Thackeray said, "What about that glass?"—I said, "That is what I have come about"—his wife then began to make a statement; before she could get a word out Thackeray said, "Shut up; say nothing"—she said, "I am not going to be charged, am I?"—I said, "I don't know, perhaps you had better go with us and see Mr. Goslett, and account to him for the glass"—she went with Kendall and her husband—neither of them were taken in custody then—she attended the hearings at the Police-court by direction of the police, and she was identified there—Mr. Goslett came to the station in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. I think Mrs. Thackeray was paying the men when we first entered the shop—after we said what we came about, Thackeray told her to go on paying them, and I said certainly—while she did so, Thackeray got down these papers and receipts, and handed them to us—I looked at them—I did not tell Mrs. Thackeray she must come with us when she had finished paying the men.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi> 27). I was with Tallon on 12th October—I have heard his evidence; it is correct—I went back there afterwards—I have heard what has been described as having taken place; it is correct—afterwards I took Hilton; he is not on trial now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLES</hi>. I went with Mrs. Thackeray in a cab—I did not hear anybody say, nor did I say, "You must come with me"—Thackeray paid for the cab—Thackeray said he would rather go in a cab, and an officer hailed one passing—it was an ordinary cabinet
<lb/>maker's shop, with overmantels, looking-glasses, and frames—I did not see any amount of glass there; there was none in the overmantels, two strips of glass were lying down—he brought down files of receipts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I did not look through them—he did not show me receipts from Messrs. Goslett.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Loveday, in his defence, said he had been led into this by Stanton and Thackeray; that having no previous experience of a glass warehouse he could</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">not tell salvage from dock glass, and was deceived by Hilton and Chilton, who told him the glass he took was salvage glass that had been cut and cleaned up</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thackeray received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic"> Loveday</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">See New Court, Friday.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, December</hi> 19
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-181" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES OLIVE</persName> </hi>. I am a bellows-maker, and live at 11, Preston Street, Green Street—I know the prisoner—I met him some time ago at the house of Emma Ferry—there was a bit of a scrimmage there—he had been telling people that I knew something of his wife, and I went there to ask him what he meant; he went to strike me, and I threw him back; there were no blows struck—on the night of the 16th November, about half-past eleven, I was with my wife in Green Street, going home; the prisoner rushed out from the corner, passed my wife, and stooped down, as I thought, to hit me in the stomach, but he cut me in two places in my privates; the knife ran across my fingers and cut them to the bone—I did not see what he had in his hand—he said nothing—I had a little box in my pocket, and the knife penetrated my pocket, and the box stopped the blow—I pressed my trousers together and ran home—I saw a doctor and gave information to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I am your brother-in-law—I did not make a punch at you—I did not take you into a public-house, knowing that your wife was then at home plundering your goods and taking away your child—I had been helping you push your barrow, and you asked me to go in and have a drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-182" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA OLIVE</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—I was with him in Green Street when the prisoner rushed out and hit him in the stomach, as I thought—I could not see what he hit him with—a little while after
<lb/>wards I found that he had stabbed him; the prisoner stood there; he did not speak—I went to my husband, and the prisoner ran away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-183" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA FERRY</persName> </hi>. I keep a temperance bar at 269, Green Street—I know the prisoner and prosecutor quite well—three or four months ago they were at my house—they had a few words, and there was a bit of a scrimmage—Olive was put out, the prisoner remained—after it was over he was quietly talking, and he said he meant to do for him; if he did not do it one way he would another—I said, "For God's sake, don't do it! if anything happens to the man you will get the blame"—he said, "I shall not get the blame without I do it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I am sure you said you would do for him, not that you would have it in for him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-184" type="given" value="NEVILLE"/>NEVILLE HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, of 190, Green Street—the prosecutor was brought to me on the night of 16th November; he was suffering from wounds on the three fingers of the left hand, which extended to the bone, also two slight incised wounds of the scrotum—the wounds appeared to be directed towards the upper part of the thigh, but having some children's teapots in his pocket, the edge of the cutting instrument struck them, and glanced off and cut the scrotum—the two wounds were caused by one cut, I presume by a long-bladed knife, such as a shoe
<lb/>maker would use.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>), On 20th November I took the prisoner into custody on a warrant; I told him the charge—he said, "All right, come in; I know all about it, but you don't want to handle me. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a rambling defence, alleged that the prosecutor had been guilty of great misconduct, and had induced his wife to leave him</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-188" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES CROXFORD</persName>. I</hi> am a coal porter, and live at 13, Victoria Street, Copenhagen Street, Islington—on the night of 9th November, about a quarter to twelve, I went to the Norfolk Arms public-house with a man named Taylor, and called for a pot of ale—Macnamara and Cogan were there, and the prisoner—I knew him; we had no words there—when I left I saw the prisoner in the road, having a row with an old man named Ellis; the prisoner was going to hit him, and I said, "You ought to be ashamed of yourself"—we got jawing together, and it ended in a fight; I worked him up in his doorway, and we got fighting there—I found blood running down my trousers, and I halloaed out that I was stabbed—they took me to a lamp-post and saw what was the matter; I fell, and they put me in a cab and took me to the hospital; I was there a fortnight and three days—I have a pain in my chest now and again, and a cough—I am not attending the hospital now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. We were rowing together; I could not say which struck the first blow—I was a little in drink—I can't say whether you were knocked down—no one was touching you while we were fighting—I had had no words with you—I should like you to get off, for the sake of your wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-189" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM COGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at 66, Windsor Street, Essex Road, Islington—on the night of 9th November I was at the Nor
<lb/>folk Arms—the prosecutor came in, and I saw the prisoner there—the prisoner and I had a little quarrel—I pushed him and he pushed me, and he went outside and asked a policeman to take me into custody—after
<lb/>wards I saw the prosecutor and prisoner rowing in the prisoner's doorway—I heard the prosecutor shout, "I am stabbed"—I went to his assistance, and I was stabbed in my left hand—I can't say it was by the prisoner, but I saw a knife in his hand—the prosecutor was in a falling condition, and I and some others carried him a little way, and then got a cab and took him to the hospital—I did not see anybody at the prisoner's doorway but himself and the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-190" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Payne Street, Islington, and am a compositor—on 9th November, about midnight, I was outside the Norfolk</p>
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<p>Arms—I saw a crowd begin to gather in the middle of the road—Cogan said he had been stabbed in the finger—I saw the prisoner and prosecutor struggling together, and I heard a female say, "He has got a knife out"—I saw the prisoner cover his eyes with one hand, and strike out with the other at Croxford's stomach, and he fell back, and said he was stabbed—I can't say that I saw anything in the prisoner's hand—no one was near the prosecutor but the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-191" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK MACNAMARA</persName> </hi>. I live at 43, Payne Street—I am a rivetter; I was outside the Norfolk Arms, and saw the prisoner and Croxford start fighting—they seemed to be punching one another; I saw no knife; Croxford called out, "I am stabbed"—I went to his assistance, and helped take him to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-192" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GALE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the resident medical officers at the Royal Free Hospital, Gray's Inn Road—the prosecutor was brought there; he had two wounds in the chest, one on the right side, and one on the left, two in front of the abdomen, and two on the left side, about three-quarters of an inch long—he bled a great deal; I probed two wounds; they were about three-quarters of an inch deep—they were punctured wounds, inflicted by some sharp-pointed instrument, possibly a knife, such as the police afterwards showed me—there was dried blood upon it—the two in the abdomen were very serious wounds; he remained in the hospital from the 10th to the 26th; there were six separate wounds.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-193" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GUDGEON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant Y</hi> 58). I arrested the prisoner about a quarter-past one, on Sunday morning, 10th November, from information, at 43, Half Moon crescent—I knocked at the door several times, but receiving no reply I burst the door open, and saw the prisoner in bed—I told him he would be charged with stabbing two men, one in the hospital, and told him to get up and dress—he said, "All right, governor; I will go with you; I have done nothing; what could I do with five or six?"pointing to his cheek, which was red—a handkerchief was round his head, covering his right eye—as soon as we got through the doorway a crowd gathered round, and several blows were struck at the prisoner; I pushed them away, and directed a constable to keep them back—at the station he complained of being kicked; I asked him if he had a knife—he said, "Yes; that is the only knife I have, "handing me this one—after the charge was read he said, "I will
<hi rend="italic">bar</hi> that, I will
<hi rend="italic">bar</hi> stabbing anybody; they started on me before this, and I wanted to lock the man up, but the policeman would not take him"—there appeared to be blood stains on the knife; I gave it to the surgeon on the Sunday morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-194" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PHILPOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman Y</hi> 391). On 9th November, about midnight, I was on duty near the Norfolk Arms, and saw a crowd in Payne Street—I went to see what was the matter—the prisoner wanted to give a man into custody for striking him, but I could see no marks, so I told him to apply for a summons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>. "I had five or six men attacking me, and I done it in self-defence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-195" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH VAUGHAN</persName> </hi>. On the night of Lord Mayor's Day there was a bit of a bother at our house, and I and my landlady went to the door; I saw Croxford strike Magee in the face—Magee said he would give him in charge, but the policeman would not take him—Magee made his way towards his own door, and Croxford bounced upon him in his doorway;</p>
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<p>there were three or four fighting there together—I heard the wife scream, and I went and fetched her out of her doorway—that was all I saw.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-196" type="given" value="JESSY"/>JESSY BULL</persName> </hi>. I was on my doorstep, 34, Payne Street; there was a bit of a bother with a lot of men as they turned out of the public-house; they were fighting; the prisoner was in the middle of them, he seemed as if he was getting across to his door, but he was knocked down—there were a lot on the doorstep together—I know nothing else.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. They appeared to be attacking the prisoner; he did his best to get indoors, but it was impossible—I could not swear to the men, there was too big a mob—I saw two or three blows struck at him; one man struck him twice on his own doorstep.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Mathey gave the prisoner a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding. </hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into hiS own recognisances in</hi> £50
<hi rend="italic">to come up for judgment</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BAGSHAW</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18891216-95-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Feloniously carnally knowing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-95-offence-1 t18891216-name-198"/>Annie Elizabeth Bagshaw</persName>, a girl aged 6.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, December</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before. Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18891216-96-offence-1 t18891216-name-200"/>James Edward Smith</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">B</hi>, there was no hole in the roof—I went to the station, saw the prisoner there, and charged him.</p>
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<lb/>field Street—I called to the policeman, who said, "All right,
<hi rend="italic">Mum</hi>," and I saw him catch hold of a man—we went down, and found the door of the room broken that was secure when I went to bed—I went to the station and saw the prisoner in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18891216-name-203" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MILES</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> was on the floor inside the room, and this bag of tools—the window was open—the catch had been forced back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 145). On 26th November, about 3. 30 a. m., I was in Chesterfield Street, and saw two men on the porch of No. 11, Euston Road, the side-door of which is in Chesterfield Street—one jumped down; that was the prisoner—I took him in custody—the other jumped down and ran away—the prisoner said, "All right, constable, look after the other man"; but I stuck to him—a woman shouted from a window, "Hold him!"—I blew my whistle, and Miles came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I was standing under a hoarding—you did not tell me you had been doing a job for yourself.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). On 26th November about four a. m. I went to 1B, Eaton Street, and found a hole in the ceiling, eighteen inches square—I went into the shop with Mr. Smith—the ceiling is covered with zinc—we then went to No. 11, and found a door forced on the first floor landing for about three feet above and below the lock—I received these tools from the constable there—I went along the leads and found about four feet six inches of zinc stripped off over the shop, and the woodwork cut through, making a hole into the shop—I have compared these tools with the woodwork at No. 1B, and they correspond—at No. 11 I found marks on the door, and the catch was forced back—I was at the station when the prisoner was charged; he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If two men on the roof had made the hole they could get to the porch of No. 11 by going along the zinc flats of the intervening houses; there is one continuous space without a break—I examined the shop by daylight, and in the adjoining shop I found this umbrella with about a peck of plaster in it; it appeared to have been put through the hole to catch the plaster, and prevent it making a noise.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, denied being at No.</hi> 1B,
<hi rend="italic">hut admitted going to the garden of No</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">for a necessary purpose</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**†
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th November</hi>, 1879,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of John Ray—
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