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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>ISAACS, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SEVENTH SESSION, HELD APRIL 21ST, 1890.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE.</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND, BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>VOL. CXII.</p>
<p>SESSIONS VII. TO XII.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY, WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 21st, 1890, and following days.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON. SIR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAWKINS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-3" type="given" value="ROBERT NICHOLAS"/>ROBERT NICHOLAS FOWLER</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-5" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-6" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-10" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-11" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-12" 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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<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1890.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to two indictments for forging and uttering orders for sacks and bags; and
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to an indictment for stealing sacks;</rs> there was another
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<interp inst="t18900421-356-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-356-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>indictment for forging a delivery order for sacks</rs>, to which they</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PARKER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GAMBIE</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-356-18900421 t18900421-356-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>357.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TICKELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-34" type="witnessName">
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<p>up to February, and Charles till about the middle of last year—about half-past nine a.m. on 3rd April, in consequence of what was told me by Bonner, a lad in my employment, I went to Rotherhithe, and to Mr. Hawkes' yard in Old Road—I there saw a barrow, with hoops and cover, belonging to me; the name was scratched out—I had seen the barrow the day before; the name was on it then—I saw the two prisoners at the yard, I gave Alfred into custody—I seized Charles; he struggled—his brother came to his assistance, and he ran away—he was afterwards taken into custody—the prisoners had no right to take the barrow from my place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Alfred, Fuller.</hi> The barrow was not all in pieces; it was all right.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Its value was about £5.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-35" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BONNER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of Mr. Fulmer, and go out with goods in this truck—on night of 2nd April, about nine, I saw this truck in the stable in which it is kept—I shut the door; soon after I saw both the prisoners against the King William Street statue, London Bridge; Charles was pulling the truck, and Alfred running by the side of it; they were going towards Surrey—when they got to the foot of the bridge by the water fountain they changed, the one pulling it got out of the handles, and the other one pulled it; they went out of my sight—I did not interrupt them—at eight o'clock next morning I told my employer what I had seen.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman W</hi> 372). On April 3rd, about quarter to eleven a.m., I was called to Mr. Hawkes' yard, Rotherhithe, where I saw Mr. Fulmer and Alfred Fuller, who was given into my custody, charged with stealing a barrow—he said, "I bought it of a man in Cannon Street the night previous, for ten shillings"—I believe he said about ten o'clock—next day I arrested Charles, who came to the station to ask about his brother—I told him we should take him into custody for being concerned in stealing a costermonger's barrow in the City—he said, "What my brother does I have nothing to do with."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Alfred Fuller, in his defence, said he bought the barrow of a man.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Charles Fuller also</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">to </hi>
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<interp inst="t18900421-357-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">forging and uttering an endorsement on a cheque for</hi> £10.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-357-18900421 t18900421-357-punishment-8"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>358.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ST. AUBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>359.
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<interp inst="t18900421-359-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-359-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering receipts for £10 and £3.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FILLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-39" type="given" value="EDWARD HENRY"/>EDWARD HENRY BOSTOCK</persName> </hi>. I travel about and have no fixed residence—on 10th March I wrote to Mr. Hamlyn, enclosing two Post Office orders—these are they to the best of my belief; they are for the same amounts—there was no signature J. D. Hamlyn on them when I sent them—I posted the letter myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-40" type="given" value="JOHN DANIEL"/>JOHN DANIEL HAMLYN</persName> </hi>. I am a naturalist, of St. George's Street East</p>
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<p>—the prisoner was an animal keeper in my employ, and an attendant in my shop—when letters come in the morning the prisoner sometimes brings them to me, and sometimes I take them from the letter-box myself—on 10th, 11th, and 12th I was absent from homer and at the Aquarium with my wife and partner—I expected a letter from Mr. Bostock on the 11th, but I did not receive it—I first saw these two Post Office, orders at the General Money Order Office, Coldbath Fields, on 18th or 19th—this is not my writing on them; it is the prisoner's—I know his writing well as regards my signature, because I have seen him write my name on delivery receipts for receiving parcels and such like for the shop—I never gave him authority to sign my name to Post Office orders—these are two receipts the prisoner gave me in his own name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You have had cheques to cash for me, and have always brought the money to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-41" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-41" type="surname" value="DRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-41" type="given" value="GRACE"/>GRACE DRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Post Office, High Street, White chapel—I was present when these Post Office orders were paid in there—they bear a stamp proving they were received to be cashed—I received these advice notes on the 11th, and cashed the orders on 12th March—the advice notes were made out to Hamlyn; the orders were endorsed. Hamlyn.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said he had not handled any Utter of that kind, or any Post Office orders.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-359-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-359-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-359-18900421 t18900421-359-punishment-9"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>360.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM KERRY</hi> (46)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900421-360-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-43" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in Spitalfields Market—on 5th April I sold the prisoner two dozen bundles of wallflowers at 2s. a dozen; he gave me two florins; "I broke one with my teeth; he gave me another for it; I broke that also, and then the third—I said, "Do you know these are all bad?"—he said, "I got them in change for a sovereign across the road"—these are the three coins (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi> 55). Mr. Simmons gave die prisoner into my custody at 3.15 p.m.—he said he got change at 6 a.m. for a sovereign at the Weavers' Arms, Hanbury Street, Spitalfields—I we it there with him, and they said that they knew nothing of him; he said, "It must be the next public-house then"—we went to the Black Swan in the same street, and the prisoner said. "Did not I come in here and get change for a sovereign this morning?"—the landlord said no; he had not changed one that day—the prisoner then said, "I want to go to. Brick Lane, to the next house," that was 100 yards further off; out I would not let him go any further—he did not name it—I searched him at the station, and found 1s., two sixpences, and 7 1/2 d. in bronze, good money—the charge was read over to him, and he said he got the change at the Weavers' Arms—he gave his address, 48, Coleman Street, Bermondsey; there is no such street there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these coins are bad, and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "It was the change out of a sovereign."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he wanted to pay</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">which he had borrowed, and changed a sovereign at six o'clock that morning in a public-house, of a man standing in the bar, and that he took the officer to several public-houses to find the man, but could not do so.</hi> </p>
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<p>361.
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<interp inst="t18900421-361-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully Uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-47" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD JOINER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Norman Arms, Lillie Road, Fulham—on April 22nd, about three p.m., I counted the large silver, and put it on top of the till for change, and about a quarter of an hour afterwards I found a bad half-crown there, and put it on one side; the prisoner was then in the bar; he had been drinking there—he called for a pot of ale, and I saw Joiner serve him—he tendered a bad half-crown, and I said, "How many have you got like this? where did you get it from?"—he said, "From my employer"—I said, "Take it back to him, and get a good one for it"—I gave it to him, he gave it to one of his mates, who broke it in two—he brought me the pieces, and asked if I was going to make it good—I said, "Certainly not, take it back to your employer"—I went to the end of the bar, and he threw the two pieces at my son, who picked them up, and compared the two half-crowns together, and said, "Father, these are both made in one mould"—the prisoner told the Inspector that he gave me the first half-crown; he did not say that he received it from a plasterer's labourer.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-48" type="given" value="ERNEST HENRY"/>ERNEST HENRY JOINER</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—I was in the bar about 1.15, when the prisoner called for a pot of ale and threw down a half sovereign; I gave him two half-crowns, two florins, a sixpence, and twopence—I only served him once—my brother serves there, he was there that afternoon; he is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I did not take up the pieces, it was my brother.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-49" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 465). I received information, and saw the prisoner next day in the Half Way public-house—I told him I should take him for uttering a counterfeit half-crown at the Norman publichouse—he said, "I will tell you where I got them from; if he had not broken them, I could have got them changed"—I found nothing on him—he made this statement at the station, the Inspector took it down.
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi>"I went into the Norman Arms, and stood three or four pots of beer; Joiner took a half-sovereign from me; there was an argument as to who Should re-fill the pot; a plasterer's labourer gave me a half-crown, and I Called for drink, and received the change for it, which I gave to the plasterer's labourer, who said, 'Don't say anything.' After that we had a fight, because he had given me the bad half-crown to pass. Afterwards the same man gave me another half-crown, and told me to call for another pot; I give it to Mr. Joiner.—James Connell."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Those half-crowns are both counterfeit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he received the coin from a plasterer's labourer.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd,</hi> 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED FOREY</hi> (34)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18900421-362-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a box and 1s. 8 1/4 d., of the
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-362-18900421 t18900421-362-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900421-363-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, To stealing a purse containing £12, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-363-offence-1 t18900421-name-54"/>Helene Pfotzer</persName>, from her person, and to a previous conviction**—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Yean' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>364.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DAVEY</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900421-364-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, to committing acts of indecency with another person—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>365.
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<interp inst="t18900421-365-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, To stealing two coats, the goods of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-name-58 t18900421-alias-2"/>Augustus Foster</rs> </persName></rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>366.
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900421-367-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, To stealing £4 from the person of
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<hi rend="italic">Twenty-one Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-69" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE QUIN</persName> </hi>. I am a domestic servant—I am not now in a situation—I am living at 52, Victoria Grove, Holloway—the defendant has been living with my father for eight years, he is not living with his wife, my mother, who is now in an infirmary; she has five children living; one, my brother, is younger than me; he is living at home with my father, at Stoke Newington—in the beginning of November I went into the service of Mrs. Gearts, at 5, Clarence Terrace, Church Street, and remained with her up to the end of February this year; she gave me notice to leave, she said she could not keep me longer, as business was very slack—on 24th February I entered the service of Mrs. Rouse, a laundress, of 107, Church Street, Stoke. Newington—on the 26th I took in a letter addressed, to Mrs. Rouse, with the postmark of Stoke Newington on it—I noticed the writing on the envelope, it was the prisoner's—I gave it to Mrs. Rouse—she told me I was to have my dinner and go out of her place at once; she discharged me at once—this is the letter; it is the prisoner's writing—when I left my situation I went to my sister's house and told her about it—this writing is the prisoner's—after this I communicated with the Society for the Protection of Women and Children, and later on went to Dalston Police-court—there I saw the prisoner called into the witnessbox; she was asked some questions, and the Magistrate dictated something to her for her to write down—this is what she wrote, "For God's sake</p>
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<p>keep your eye on that girl you have got, as there is not a bigger
<hi rend="italic">lier</hi> or thief in London, her own
<hi rend="italic">farther</hi> won't have her"—that was what the Magistrate read out to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You told me if I did not get out of your place you would put my box out and do me an injury; one night when I was late at Mrs. Gearts' you locked the door on me, I used to come home and sleep; I had been kept out of my father's house a few months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-70" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN GEARTS</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Clarence Terrace, Church Street, Stoke Newington; my husband is a grocer and tea dealer—in November last I took Jane Quin as a domestic servant—she remained till the latter end of February; during the first month she went home to sleep, then she slept in my house—I received a letter signed Mrs. Quin—I burnt it and the envelope also; it came by post, it was in the same handwriting as this paper—the letter contained imputations on the girl—I took no notice of it; she did not leave me till three months afterwards—the prisoner called on me after I received the letter—she said the girl's father had sent her to me not to allow her to go out at night; and she said, "Did you receive a letter?"—I said, "Yes"—she said she wrote that to tell me what a wicked girl she was, and how good she had been to her—I heard all she had to say, and then showed her out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined,</hi> I did not tell you that I was afraid of the girl—you came with the intention of making me discharge the girl.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-71" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY ROUSE</persName> </hi>. lam the wife of Thomas Rouse, a shirt and collar dresser, at 107, Church Street, Stoke Newington—on the last Monday in February I took Jane Quin into my employment—she remained till the Wednesday morning—she handed me a letter—I read it, and gave it to my husband, and he was so disgusted with it that he gave her notice there and then—next morning the prisoner came and asked me if I had received a letter, and said the girl was not honest—I would not go into details, and told her to go out and mind her own business. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter in question contained attacks on the character of the girl, and the words</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">lier" and "farther" were spelt in the same way as in the paper written by the Prisoner before the Magistrate.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-72" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER QUIN</persName> </hi>. The prisoner has been living with me for the last ten years, I am not living with my wife—the prosecutrix is my eldest daughter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined,</hi> I have never ill-treated her, quite the reverse—you have done the best for her and the rest, more than the mother has done—the girl is a very obstreperous girl; the reason I ordered her out of the house was because she would stop put late at night and come in drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I know the prisoner's writing; I could not say that this letter is her writing; I should think it was not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in her defence, attacked the character of the prosecutrix, and stated that the prosecution was entirely a matter of spite.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-370-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-370-18900421 t18900421-370-punishment-19"/>Recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT FREEMAN</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900421-371-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging a recognisance of bail to appear before one of the Metropolitan Magistrates.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-74" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL DRILLET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman E</hi> 149). On the morning of 11th February I took Emily Mills, or Fisher, into custody in the Strand, for being drunk</p>
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<p>and disorderly, and using obscene language—she gave the name of Mills—I took her to the station, and the charge was entered, and she was detained.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-75" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CATHCART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant E</hi> 43). I came to take charge of Bow Street Police-station at two o'clock a.m. on 11th February, and took over into my custody the prisoners there—Emily Fisher, or Mills, was among the prisoners—at four a.m. the prisoner came to the station to bail her out—he said he was; her husband—he gave the name of James Earl, 29, Blyth Terrace, Westminster Bridge Road—I told him I could not take his word for it; he would have to produce the receipt for his last taxes, or his rentbook, paid up to date, to prove he was the person he represented—he left the station, saying he would fetch his rent-book, but that he did not pay rates and taxes—he returned about five o'clock, and produced a rentbook in the name and address he had previously given—I examined the book—I agreed to accept him as bail for the woman—I took the recognisance from him in this book, and read it to him, and he signed it—I said he would be responsible for her appearance next morning at Bow Street, and. I let her go—this is the book, with his signature to the recognisance, "Edward James Earl," and there is "29, Blyth Terrace," the address he gave me—I was not present at the Police-court next morning, and cannot say if she appeared.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If she had appeared nothing would have been heard about this case; we should not have known the recognisance was forged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-76" type="surname" value="EARL"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-76" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EARL</persName> </hi>. I live at 29, Blyth Terrace, Westminster Bridge Road, and am a hairdresser—I lived there on 11th February—I knew the prisoner as Robert Freeman, and the woman he lived with as Ella Fisher or Ella Green—between four and five o'clock a.m. on 11th February the prisoner came to my house; I was in bed—he came to my room, and said, "Maud is locked up" (that was the woman I knew by the name of Ella); "I want you to do me a favour; lend me your rent-book. If I can only produce a rent-book at the Police-station I can get her out"—I said, "Mine is no use, because it is not filled up"—he said, "That does not matter as long as I can show it"—I gave him this rent-book—I said, "Don't let me run any risk"—he went away, and I got the book back between an hour and one and half hours afterwards from Ella—the prisoner came in about a quarter of an hour after the woman, and thanked me for the loan of the book, and he went away with Ella—afterwards I received notice to appear at Bow Street, and show cause why my recognisance should not be dismissed; I was released—I gave the prisoner no authority to issue or sign the recognisance in my name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a sprained ankle at the time, and could not walk—I lent you the book to get Ella out on bail, on your word—I did not know what I was doing—nothing was said about your signing my name—J had a slight acquaintance with Ella—I have not lived in the same house with her—I think We all drank together once after this—I. asked you about it, and you said she had appeared and been bound over—I said, "Don't let me run any risk, but I don't know what these bails are for; I have never had anything to do with them"—the only money I ever gave Ella was 1d.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I did it as an act of kindness, He must have known I should have to sign his name. It was done by one friend for another."</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said nothing was said about signing names when the book was lent, and he took it as a matter of course that he knew all about it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-371-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in March,</hi> 1889.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-371-18900421 t18900421-371-punishment-20"/>Two Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>372.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE NEWBERRY</hi> (44)</persName>
<rs id="t18900421-372-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18900421-372-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-372-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully committing an act of gross indecency with
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-372-offence-1 t18900421-name-78"/>Frederick Ebrington</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> for an assault upon the same person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18900421-372-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18900421-372-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>373.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK TURNER</hi> (43)</persName>
<rs id="t18900421-373-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18900421-373-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-373-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining from
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-80" type="surname" value="WOODHAMS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-373-offence-1 t18900421-name-80"/>Robert Woodhams</persName>, and from the
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-81" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-373-offence-1 t18900421-name-81"/>London and South-Western Bank</persName>, £105, with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> for conspiracy.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18900421-373-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t18900421-373-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd,</hi> 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-374-18900421" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SHEPPARD</hi> (38)</persName>
<rs id="t18900421-374-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18900421-374-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-374-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILMOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-83" type="surname" value="NELSON"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-83" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY NELSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Horse and Groom beer-house, Church Street, Stoke Newington—on April 2nd, about eight p.m., I served the prisoner with a small glass of lemonade, price 2d.—he tendered a florin—I told him it was bad, and broke a small piece out of it, which I kept, and gave him the large piece—he asked for the small piece, but I refused to let him have it—these are the two pieces, they fit—he then paid with a 5s. piece, and I gave him 4s. 10d. change, a florin, two shillings, a sixpence, and fourpence—he drank the lemonade, and said, "What am I going to do for my two shillings?"—I said, "You did not give me two shillings; you gave me a counterfeit coin, and I have broken it, and if you have any grievance you have your remedy"—I followed him to the door, and gave his description to a constable—about an hour afterwards I was called to the station, and picked the prisoner out from twelve or fourteen others—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I broke the coin just under the counter directly before his face—the door was on the swing, but he stood at the bar while this was going on—he said that he took his pension the day before, and got the coin at the office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-84" type="surname" value="SHANKS"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-84" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SHANKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). On April 2nd, at 8.10, I as with Constable Wright in Church Street—Mr. Nelson described a man, and I saw the prisoner in High Street; I said, "We are police officers, and shall take you to the station on suspicion of uttering counterfeit coin"—he said, "On suspicion?"—I said, "Yes"—he was placed with eleven other men at the station, and Mr. Nelson picked him out, and gave me a small piece of coin—I found the large piece in the prisoner's pocket, and a good florin, a shilling, three sixpences, and fivepence—he said, "I don't want to say anything."</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took him about ten minutes' walk from the house—he went with me quietly—I did not see any of the other men laugh, some were tall and some short—a customer in Mr. Darville's house said, "That is the man, I think," and picked him out from eleven others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-85" type="surname" value="DARVILLE"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DARVILLE</persName> </hi>. I keep The Falcon, Church Street, Stoke Newington, about one hundred yards from the Horse and Groom—on April 2nd, between seven and eight o'clock, I served the prisoner with twopennyworth of Irish whisky—he offered me a florin—I put some acid on it; it turned black, and I said, "Look!"—he said, "What?"—I said, "It is made of lead"—he took it up from the counter, and gave me a half-sovereign—I had given him 1s. 10d. change, and I gave him 8s. out of the half-sovereign—he left the house with the florin in his pocket—on the following Thursday I saw him at Dalston Police-court with six or seven others, and had no trouble in picking him out—I have no doubt he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether it was before half-past seven; I do not think it was beyond that—I was the only person serving, and had three compartments to serve—I cannot say whether the prisoner had a hat on when I identified him; I saw him directly I got in—they said, "Touch him," and I did so—I did not notice whether he had a hat on at my place—I saw all the other men, but did not look at them because I saw the one I wanted—I did not see the others laughing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-86" type="surname" value="TRODD"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TRODD</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer—on 7th April, before 8 a.m., I saw the prisoner come into the Falcon—the landlord served him—he called for some whisky and paid for it with a florin—the landlord put some stuff on it and told him it was bad, and gave it back to him—he put it in his pocket and paid with a half-sovereign—I next saw him at Dalston with eleven or twelve others, and picked him out, and said I thought he was the man—I was asked twice, and said, "That is the man"—I have no doubt now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first time I said I was certain, and when I was asked again I said I thought; that slipped out somehow—there was another man something like the prisoner; I saw one had a coat on like his—I said, "I looked all round," and then I said, "That is the man"—there was another stiffish built man wearing an overcoat, and the prisoner is a stiffish built man and was wearing an overcoat—the man who came into Mr. Darville's place was a stranger to me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this florin is counterfeit—this small piece fits into, the other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Acid would affect silver if it was not rubbed off directly; it would not turn black on a silver coin, it would be a greyish brown—it is a fairly good imitation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Aquafortis</hi> would stain silver permanently if left on; I should say that none has been put on this coin—the stain would be greater on a base coin.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DARVILLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The stuff I put on was from a shilling bottle which they bring round to test bad money—you can rub it off with your handkerchief or finger.</p>
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<p>and ring, his property.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-375-18900421 t18900421-375-punishment-21"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900421-376-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, To burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-376-offence-1 t18900421-name-92"/>Matthew Larkins</persName>, and stealing two pairs of boots, after a conviction at Clerkenwell, on 22nd March, 1880.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900421-377-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, To burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard" labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>378.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK WILLIAM THICKENER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900421-378-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, To stealing a bicycle, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-378-offence-1 t18900421-name-96"/>William Monday</persName>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> stealing a ring, a pair of silver links, and a locket of
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-378-offence-1 t18900421-name-97"/>Joseph Charles Balchin</persName>, his master.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hawkins.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">to;</hi> I next saw the prisoner in custody.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-101" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 895). I was on duty in Bishopsgate, and saw a large crowd—I saw the prisoner with this knife in his right hand, he was making an attempt to stab a City sewers man, who was attacking him with a long broom—I threw the prisoner on his back and took him to the station, where he was charged with cutting and wounding the prosecutor and two others—he seemed to understand what he was charged with—he said, "They have been following me all day long, I have had nothing to eat or drink; if I had not killed them they would have killed me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He appeared rather strange—I have made inquiries about him—I find that he was sent to the Stone Asylum, in Kent, as being insane, in November, 1887, by a Magistrate's order, and was discharged in February, 1889; he had also been detained there previously as insane.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-102" type="surname" value="CLINKSCALES"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-102" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLINKSCALES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi> 930). I know the prisoner—I was present in Court when he was ordered to be sent to Stone Asylum, as insane, in November, 1887; he was certified by the surgeon of Holloway Prison to be insane—he was then charged with stabbing a man in the breast.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-103" type="given" value="PHILIP FRANCIS"/>PHILIP FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon of Her Majesty's Prison, Holloway—the prisoner has been under my charge there since the 3rd of this month; he was quiet, but was under the idea that men were following him about to settle him, as he-called it—he said that these men came into the kitchen of the lodging-house where he was staying, and bethought they came to kill him; that he left, and walked about all night to avoid them, and meeting these men the next day he thought they were the men,</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-104" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GREEK</persName> </hi>. I was stabbed by the prisoner on 2nd April—I had never seen him before—all he said was, "You are."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-105" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-105" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CORDELL</persName> </hi>. I was also stabbed by the prisoner on 2nd April—I had never seen him before—he said, "I have got you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I have nothing to say. I have no recollection of it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the act, but being insane at the time.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-108" type="witnessName">
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<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, I don't think we had any words only when he had had a drop of beer—there was no quarrel only when he was in drink; he was all right when he was sober—he broke open the door on me a fortnight before; he was drunk then—he wanted to come in and sit down in the parlour, and I would not let him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> I had no knife in my possession; it was her own pocketknife, and was on the mantelshelf.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-111" type="surname" value="WILLINGHURST"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-111" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLINGHURST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi> 449). On 7rh April I was in Shirland Road, about eleven p.m., and saw the prisoner there—I crossed the road to him—he said, "Are you after me?"—I said, "Yes; I shall take you into custody for attempting to murder your sister-in-law by cutting her throat"—he made no reply, but struggled to get away; we fell together, and I held him on the ground until assistance arrived—he was taken to the station and charged—he said he knew nothing about it—nothing was found on him but four shillings and sixpence in money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-112" type="surname" value="THORNTON"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-112" type="given" value="OLIVIA"/>OLIVIA THORNTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I do not remember seeing a penknife on the mantelpiece; there generally was one—it was one the prisoner gave me; I have it at home now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> "I would not have done such a thing if I had not been in drink."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-380-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of Unlawfully Wounding.—</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18900421-380-punishment-26" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18900421-380-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-380-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-380-18900421 t18900421-380-punishment-26"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>381.
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<interp inst="def1-381-18900421" type="given" value="FRANK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK LACKROSE</hi> (28)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi> (39)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES ROBINSON</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900421-381-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="conspiracy"/>, Unlawfully conspiring to steal the moneys of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-381-offence-1 t18900421-name-116"/>Hon. Henry Dudley Ryder</persName> and others.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> conspiring to steal the moneys of persons unknown.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>, Q. C.
<hi rend="italic">, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Lackrose;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HATTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Smith; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Robinson.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-117" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a walk clerk in the employ of Messrs. Coutts, bankers, of 59, Strand—it is part of my duty to go round to the banks in London, for the purpose of cashing cheques and taking securities—I carry this bag (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) containing a banker's case, which shuts with a snap—on the morning of March 7th I was in the City, on my round, having with me this bag containing £3,000 in cash, and about £2,000 in cheques—I went into the Agra Bank, Nicholas Lane, and saw the prisoner Smith at the counter—I then left and went to the bill office of the City Bank, Threadneedle Street, and put my bag in front of me on the counter, shut—the prisoner Smith came in and stood on my right hand, and Lackrose on my left—they both came in together—Smith placed his hand on my right shoulder and said, "Is this the Bank of Westminster?"—I said, "No," and turned towards the door and explained the way to him—on turning to the counter again I found my bag open and Lackrose's hand holding my banker's case—he immediately dropped it, and said, "Pardon me, I thought it was my</p>
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<p>bag;" thinking he was some banker's clerk I said, "All right," and took hold of my bag, looked round, and saw Smith and Lackrose hurrying out, neither of them having a bag—I ran to the door but could see no trace of them—later in the day I made a communication to the police, and on March 20 I picked out Smith and Lackrose at Bow Street Policestation from several other men—I am not certain whether I saw Lackrose at the Agra Bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. I did not see the bag opened—I did not seize him, because I mistook him for a clerk—I did not notice any other bag on the counter—I gave information to the detectives at the Bank of England—Davis, the police officer, and another officer took me to Bow Street about 10. 5 a.m. to see if I could identify some men who had been taken in custody at the other bank; twelve or fifteen people were put together; there were a lot of shabby people among them; some of them were not at all like the prisoners—I saw Lackrose there, and thought he was the man I had seen at the City Bank—I was certain about him at first—I saw both his side and full face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HATTON</hi>. There were only three or four people at the Agra Bank; there was nothing to attract my attention to Smith—I was there about five minutes; I did not notice whether he was there when I went in—I noticed him when I was leaving—when he touched me in the City Bank I noticed that I had seen him just previous, but said nothing to him about it—I did not see him again till March 30th—Davis told me he had got the two men he thought I wanted, or words, to that effect—he did not tell me what they were like, or whether they were young or old—he did not say then that one had a black moustache; he did at Bow Street, and that one had a brown coat—the other men were rather poorly clad—I had noticed that Smith was well dressed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. There were fifteen or twenty people in the City Bank—I only went to pick out two men—the detective told me that one man was wearing a brown coat—Robinson is wearing a brown coat, but I cannot tell whether he is one of the men who were paraded at Bow Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The man who said, "Pardon me, I thought it was my bag," was not carrying a bag when he left the bank—Flewster was the officer I spoke to at the Bank of England, that was about an hour afterwards—another officer was present—I also spoke to the cashier of the City Bank—on the second examination at Guildhall, on 28th March, Mr. Newton, the solicitor for the three prisoners, cross-examined me about my conversation with Flewster; beyond what I said then I have never said that I could not say that the bag was closed—the bag was opened by Lackrose, but lam not sure whether I said so to Flewster—Lackrose had lifted the portfolio from the bottom of the bag first before he said, "Pardon me, I thought it was my bag"—it fell back into the bag when he dropped it—I have no doubt at all that the bag was opened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I said, "I cannot remember what questions were put to me"—they were both asking questions—on the second occasion I could not remember the form of the questions—I was asked to go and identify the men, but I cannot say what the words were.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-118" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-118" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a plain clothes constable on patrol duty; I stroll about and keep my eye on the doings of suspicious people—on March 7th I was in Nicholas Lane, and saw the three prisoners outside</p>
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<p>the Agra Bank—I watched them; Smith was on the footway on the bank side, Lackrose was in the middle of the road, and Robinson on the opposite side to the bank, on the other pavement—it is a very narrow lane; they moved about, looked at a newspaper, put it back in their pockets, and moved a few steps and returned, looking up and down the lane and towards the door of the Agra Bank—they wont through Birchin Lane into Finch Lane, a few yards apart, one in front of the other—I met Sheppard, and drew his attention to them, and we followed them to the City Bank, Threadneedle Street—they all three went in—I had not seen them speak to each other—we watched in the doorway of the Consolidated Bank opposite, and in a little while Smith hurried out and crossed the street into the very doorway where we were—he stood in the lobby and seemed to be looking over at the City Bank—I went out, and he went away, and hurried up Threadneedle Street, and inside the doorway of the Oriental Bank—he came out in two or three seconds, and went through Bishopsgate Street, Gracechurch Street, King William Street, and into Princes Street, where I spoke to Parsons, and we all three watched him—he joined the other two prisoners in Moorgate Street, and they appeared to be in conversation for about three minutes, and all walked away together—we followed them to a public-house at the corner of Fore Street, where they had refreshments together—they then left, and went to a cigar shop at the corner of Red Cross Street and Barbican—we followed them to Aldersgate Street, where they all went into the London and County Banking Company, and came out immediately and went to the corner of Newgate Street, where they all three got on an omnibus—we followed to Gray's Inn Road, where we lost sight of the omnibus—I had no knowledge of what had taken place at the City Bank—on 19th March I was with Jukes, and saw the three prisoners again outside Lloyds Bank, Lombard Street—Smith was standing close to he door, with his back to the wall, looking up and down, and Lackrose and Robinson were walking backwards and forwards, looking into the doorway of Lloyds Bank—we followed them to the Mansion House, where they got on top of an omnibus; we went on it to Gray's Inn Road; they got off there and went through Staple Inn to Southampton Buildings, and then into the Birkbeck Bank—we went in two minutes afterwards, and saw Lackrose walking up and down, Smith was in the passage which leads to the bank, and Robinson was leaning on the counter by a gentleman—I spoke to the hall porter who held the door—I caught hold of Lackrose and told the hall porter to hold him, which he did—Jukes took hold of Smith and I of Robinson—we brought them together, and I said, "We are police officers; what is your business in this bank? "Robinson said, "I have an appointment"—Smith said, "To open a deposit account"—Lackrose said, "Prefer your charge"—I said, "You will be charged together with being in this bank for the purpose of committing a felony"—they each said, "I don't know these gentlemen"—I took them to Bow Street Station; they bad gold watches, diamond pins, and good jewellery, and Smith had about £5—each refused his address—I made inquiries at the City Bank in the afternoon, from the way they hurried out—they were brought before Mr. Vaughan next morning on account of what took place at the Birkbeck Bank—I communicated with Mr. Stone, and he followed to the</p>
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<p>Police-court, and identified two men—Mr. Vaughan dismissed the charge, and the three prisoners were taken to Bishopsgate Station, and charged with the attempt to steal at the City Bank on March 7th; they each said, "I deny the charge"—they gave their names, and refused their addresses; they described themselves as gentlemen, and Robinson said lie was a bookkeeper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. The charge at the Birkbeck Bank was under the Vagrant Act, frequenting a place to commit a felony; that was dismissed—I had not seen Lackrose before March 7th, and the next time I saw him was the 19th—I was about twenty yards from him when, he went into the City Bank—I did not see him come out—his back was towards me when he was going in—Smith was not more than two minutes in the bank before he hurried out—I went out at Bow Street and got some passers-by to come in—there were about thirteen people all put in a line before Stone was brought in—they were not giggling—that was before the prisoners were taken before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HATTON</hi>, I was about thirty yards from the City Bank when Smith ran out—I passed him in the doorway of the Consolidated Bank—it was about twenty minutes before he met the others—we kept close behind, twenty yards off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I had not seen the prisoners speaking together before they entered the City Bank—Smith and Lackrose went in close together, and Robinson ten yards behind; that was the nearest I saw Robinson to the other two—about twenty minutes elapsed from the time Smith came out till I saw him join the other two in Moorgate Street—I told Mr. Stone I had three men in custody; He had only spoken to me about two—Robinson was put with the other man—I did not ask Mr. Stone if he could identify him, nor did I tell him before the identification that one of the men had a brown coat on—he had not given me a description of a man with a brown coat—Jackson was with me the whole time—he did not mention the brown coat—when I took Robinson he was leaning over the counter of the Birkbeck Bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I told Mr. Stone I had come to see him in reference to an attempted robbery at the City Bank; I had three men in custody at Bow Street, and if he would be there by ten o'clock I would have them placed with other men to see if he could identify them—I gave no description of them—Stone did not identify the man in a brown coat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-119" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-119" type="given" value="CLEMENT"/>CLEMENT SHEPHERD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was on patrol in the City—Davis drew my attention to the prisoners in Finch Lane—from what he said I followed them to the City Bank—I saw them enter—I stood in the doorway and watched them—about a minute afterwards I saw Smith come out, cross to where I was standing, to the Consolidated Bank, rush out again, and go into the Oriental Bank; he stayed there about a minute, and then went into Bishopsgate Street—we met Parsons, and called his attention to Smith in Princes Street—I was with Davies when Smith joined the other two—I saw the three together in Moorgate Street—we followed them into a public-house in Fore Street and to Aldersgate Street, and saw them enter the London and County Bank—I afterwards saw them get on the top of a 'bus, and lost sight of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. I did not see Lackrose come out of the City Bank; I did not see him before 7th March—when he went into the City Bank his back was towards me.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HATTON</hi>. I was with Davies the whole time, sometimes in front of him, and sometimes ten or fifteen yards away—I lost sight of Smith at the corner of Barbican—Davies was then behind me; I was in front and Davies behind the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-120" type="surname" value="PARSONS"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-120" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PARSONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 7th March, about 12.40, I was in Princes Street when Davies and Shepherd called my attention to a man they were following—I followed, and saw him joined by the other prisoners—I saw them speaking together in Moorgate Street—I followed them a short distance, and then left the other officers to follow them—I had to keep at the Bank of England.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>. That was the first time I had seen Lackrose—I next saw him in custody at Guildhall—I knew he had been charged with an attempt to steal at the City Bank—I knew him again when I saw him at Guildhall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-121" type="surname" value="JUKES"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-121" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JUKES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On 19th March I was with Davies in Lombard Street about 1.30—I followed the prisoners with Davies—I saw them go into the Birkbeck Bank—after they had been in about two minutes I went in—I was present at their arrest—I heard them deny all knowledge of each other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I went with Davies to Coutts' Bank—I saw Mr. Stone—I did not speak to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-122" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD"/>WILLIAM EDWARD STONE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>). I was confronted with Davies at Guildhall, and was asked whether Davies was the man who had mentioned the brown coat to me; I said I thought he was—I have a little doubt—to the best of my belief it was Davies.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-381-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-381-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-381-18900421 t18900421-381-punishment-27"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>382.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK LACKROSE</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18900421-382-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/> for stealing £4 19s. from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-382-offence-1 t18900421-name-124"/>Henry Peerless Denyer</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-125" type="given" value="HENRY PEERLESS"/>HENRY PEERLESS DENYER</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Northumberland Park, Tottenham—on Saturday, March 15, my grandfather sent me to the London and Provincial Bank, Tottenham, to change a £5 cheque for silver, which I took to my grandfather; my aunt counted it, and it was a shilling short—I went back to the bank and spoke to the cashier about it—there were other people on my side of the counter, but I did not notice who they were—I do not know whether they could hear what was said—I did not get the shilling at the bank—when I had got about 150 yards from the bank the prisoner tapped me on my shoulder and said, "I am a clerk at the bank; did not you hear Mr. Cottee, the manager, call you back?"—I said, "No"—he said, "Have you been running fast?"—I said, "No, I have been walking"—he said, "You are wanted, because the cheque is stopped"—I stopped, and he said I must go back with, him—I went with him to Bruce Grove Railway Station, where he said I was to give the money to him because he was minding a house there—he took me to No. 6, and stopped just inside the gate, and said, "I am minding the house"—I gave him the money just inside the house, and he said, "Go and fetch your grandfather, take him to the bank first, and then bring him on to me"—I gave him the money and left him standing just inside the gate—I went to my</p>
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<p>grandfather; lie came out with me and went to the bank—I took him to the house in Bruce Grove, but the prisoner had gone—I saw him next at Bow Street, when I picked him out from several men—I also recognised the accent of his voice—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not sure that there were more than five men in the line when I picked him out, but I think there were more—Murphy told me he thought he had got the man for me, and I went there, expecting to see him—I stopped before I got to the prisoner, and Murphy said, "Go to the end of the line"—he said, "Don't be afraid, pick him out," and I went further and picked the prisoner out—Murphy was not in uniform; he is from Tottenham—I did not see anybody I recognised when I stopped; I do not know why I stopped—I had never, seen the prisoner before he spoke to me in the street—I was waiting in the bank a long time while the money was counted, and people came in and out—I live next door but one to my grandfather.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Nobody else spoke to me that day with the same kind of voice—when I walked down the line it was the prisoner who said, "Don't be afraid; pick him out."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DENYER</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of Tottenham—the last witness is my grandson—on March 16th I sent him to the bank to change a £5 cheque for silver—when he came back there was only £4 19s., and I sent him back with it—I afterwards went with him to the bank, and then to Bruce Grove, and to the station—he is thirteen years old.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-127" type="given" value="HUGH CHARLES"/>HUGH CHARLES OWEN</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and Provincial Bank, Tottenham—Mr. Denyer has an account there—I remember changing a £5 cheque for the boy, he came back—Saturday between twelve o'clock and one would be a busy time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live in Tottenham—the prisoner is a stranger to me; I never saw him till he was in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-128" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-128" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MURPHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant N</hi>). I heard that the prisoner was in custody, and took the boy to Bow Street, where he identified the prisoner—the prisoner said something to him, but I could not hear it—there were fix or seven people in the line.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We arrived at Bow Street soon after 9 a.m. on the 25th—I did not tell the boy I thought they had got the man he wanted at Bow Street—I have not been in Court while he was examined—there were more than five persons in the line; Smith was one, and Robinson another; there was no boy in the line, the youngest of the group was 19—I never allow a policeman to stand in the line—before Denyer identified anybody, he appeared to be going to turn back, and I said, "Go to the end of the line, and see if you can point him out," and he went on further and picked the prisoner out—when the boy hesitated, a constable said to him, "Go further up the passage"—and I said to the constable, "Don't speak to the boy"—I cannot tell you the constable's name—I could not hear one word that the prisoner said to the boy, but he appeared to, speak to him—I was about fifty paces from the boy when I told him to go to the end.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the prisoner was identified I took him in custody.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I took the prisoner at the Birkbeck Bank on the 19th; he gave me his name, but no address—he speaks with a nasal twang—I do not know who the constable was who said, "Go further down the passage."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-130" type="given" value="FRANCIS WELBORE"/>FRANCIS WELBORE ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Union Road, Stoke Newington, and have an interest in a soda-water manufactory at 215, Brick Lane—I have been in America about eighteen years, and after my return to London in August, 1878, I received a letter of introduction to the prisoner from an old schoolfellow of mine, Mr. Jameson—the letter came from Chicago, but he was doing business in New York—after that I saw the prisoner once or twice for a fortnight or three weeks—on Friday, 14th March, I accompanied Mr. Burgess to Meux's Brewery, and saw the prisoner outside—he made an appointment to meet me next day, Saturday, the 15th, at a quarter to one o'clock, at the Horse Shoe, Tottenham Court Road, which he did, and was with me till about five o'clock, when I left him at the corner of Piccadilly—Mr. Burgess was with us up to three o'clock—I know it was Saturday, the 15th, because I am an Irishman, and the following Monday was St. Patrick's Day—I did not see him again till I saw him in the dock here—I know the name he was introduced to me by in the letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> 14, Union Road is my private house; I have lived there about nine months—my place of business is at Burgess and Co. 's, 215, Brick Lane—I have been in that business seven or eight months—before that I was a licensed victualler; I had a house for some months—I mean the Horse Shoe at the corner of Tottenham Court Road—that is a place much frequented—when I saw him on the 14th it was by accident; I had not seen him for close upon three years, and did not recognise him—I had not seen him more than four times—Mr. Burgess and I went into the Horse Shoe to have a drink, and met the prisoner outside—I stayed with him that day from ten minutes to a quarter of an hour—he asked me to have lunch with him—I said, "No; I am going to lunch with Mr. Burgess," and he made an appointment for the next day—we lunched alone, but just as we finished Mr. Burgess came into the bar, and I called him—we parted with Mr. Burgess at a quarter to three, and then walked down Oxford Street and had a cup of coffee, and then to St. James's Hall to see if we could get tickets—we walked back to the corner of Piccadilly, and I left him about a quarter to five—I did not make another appointment with him, or ask him to lunch—I did not hear that he was charged till April 17th, although he had been in custody all that time, and then the 15th came back to me—it was last Thursday that I said that it was the 15th—I did not know that he had been identified—I never noticed it in the papers—I was introduced to him as Frank Lackrose—I cannot find the letter of introduction—I have been at Tottenham once in ten years; I live two or three miles from there—he speaks with a very slight American accent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-131" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old Pitt's Head, Brick Lane, and also carry on business as a mineral water manufacturer, at 215, Brick Lane—I opened my house on 8t. Patrick's Day; I have been there two years on the 17th; I see Mr. Ellis nearly every day—I saw him on the Thursday before when I went to Meux's Brewery, and on Saturday at the Horse Shoe, about 1.30, the prisoner was with him—I spoke to them and had a drink with them—I was with them three-quarters of an hour—I saw the prisoner on the previous day with Mr. Ellis, who said, "This is a friend of mine"—it was about quarter to three when I left them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined,</hi> I am connected with Mr. Ellis in the soda water business, and we meet nearly every day—I was at the Horse Shoe on</p>
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<p>the Friday; I go there two or three times a week—I did not know that Mr. Ellis was going there on the Saturday—he was sitting at a table having some lunch—I stayed with him about three-quarters of an hour, and left him there about a quarter to three—I was spoken to about this not quite a week ago; I did not remember all about it at once—I was not in Court, and did not hear the witnesses ordered out—I went out after the case for the prosecution was over—I heard it all—I went out at the end of Mr. Poland's speech; I did not notice the prisoner's American accent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined,</hi> I am sure this is the man who was with Mr. Ellis on Saturday.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, April</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd and</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi> 371). About 1.40 a.m. on 28th March I Was on duty in Orchard Street, Ball's Pond Road—I received information, in consequence of which I went to the Britannia beer-house—I found the taproom window broken—I pushed open the window, and got through by standing on a tub that was beneath the window—I found both prisoners sitting on the roof of the house smoking cigars—I blew my whistle—I said, "What are you doing here?"—Smith said, "You need not blow your whistle, we will go quietly"—another constable came up on the roof, and between us we took the prisoners into custody, and to the station—I found on Smith 1s. 2d. bronze in his trousers pocket, a table knife, two latchkeys, a pocket knife, and a begging petition—when charged he made no reply—I found this cigar on the roof afterwards, and I found these three cigars in the street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>. Smith works for his father, I know nothing against him—he was admitted to bail—he was perfectly sober—I don't think he had been drinking—I cannot say one way or the other.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-136" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BRYSON</persName> </hi>. At 1.45 on 28th March I heard a police whistle—I went in the direction of the sound, and on the roof of the beerhouse I found Rodwell detaining Smith—I took Sealey into custody—I said, "I shall take you to the station"—he did not speak—he said nothing at the station—I searched him and found 1s. 10d. bronze in his trousers pocket—Sealey was perfectly sober—Smith was sober, as far as I could see.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-137" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK OXLEY</persName> </hi>, I keep the Britannia beer-house, Orchard Street—on the night of 27th March I left my house safe about eleven o'clock, having fastened it up—the taproom window was not broken, it was all right—I did not sleep on the premises that night; the house was quite empty—about eight o'clock next morning, in consequence of information, I went to Dalston Police-station, where I saw some cigars like these and about 3s. worth of coppers—I went to my beef-house—I found the taproom window broken—I had left a dozen or fifteen cigars in the bar—this is the class of cigar I was selling—I had left 2s. in the till and 1s. in the back room, all in coppers—I found they had gone.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>. These are the same sort of cigars asmine—there may be millions of them in the market.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The two prisoners were customers of mine—I had seen Smith in the afternoon, and Sealey early in the evening of the 27th, in my bar—Smith was not drunk, nor had he been drinking—he was working; he is a tinsmith.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sealey, in his defence, said he was the worse for drink, and did not know how he got in the place; that he took no cigars or coppers, but had coppers of hit own on him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. K. FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having addressed the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Smith was allowed to make a statement. He said he had been drinking all the afternoon and evening, and did not know what had happened, but that he had never touched the prosecutor's money.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-384-offence-1 t18900421-name-139"/>Henry Higgins Street</persName>, and stealing a piece of bacon, his goods.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BAYLISS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-140" type="given" value="HENRY HIGGINS"/>HENRY HIGGINS STREET</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee-house ac 266, Bow Road—at 11.15 on 7th April I went to bed, leaving the place downstairs all secure—at 11.50 I heard a knocking; I came down and saw the prisoner in custody—afterwards I noticed notching on the beading of the door, and scraping on the bar that crosses it, as though some sharp instrument had raised the bar, and the door been forced open—there is a night latch and the bar on the door, but the latch was fastened back and the bar was the only fastening—if the bar was lifted up by a sharp instrument, the door could be opened—there are inner folding-doors which were not fastened—I searched the coffee-room, and missed this piece of bacon, worth 4s. 6d., from the show-table—I found the bacon thirty feet from the table—I had seen the prisoner once before, a few days previously, as a customer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-141" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOLTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 566). About 11.50 on this night I was near this coffee-shop—I saw the door open—I went past and kept observation—another constable came up and looked into the shop, and when he came out the prisoner darted out from the shop door behind him—I rushed after and seized him, and said, "You have been in that coffee-shop"—he said, "I have not"—I took him back, and he was charged with burglary and stealing the bacon—the bar was hanging down when I saw it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not see you in the shop.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman K</hi> 294). I was in Bow Road about 11.50, and as I passed the prosecutor's shop I saw the door open—I looked in and pushed open the glass swinging doors, and looked through and saw the prisoner in the middle of the shop, with something under his arm; I could not see what it was—I did not know but what he might be someone belonging to the shop, so I stopped outside and watched his movements—he came out, leaving the door open, and walked away—I went after him—he had nothing then under his arm—I asked him what he was doing inside the shop—he said he was not in there—I was standing by the side of the door when he came out, and as he did so he almost touched me—I called up the prosecutor, and the prisoner was given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no one else about—you were not at the Coach and Horses.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector K</hi>). The prisoner was brought to the station and charged—he said, "I have not been there"—this small penknife was found on him—I found two marks on the door recently made, as if something had been pressed against the bar—by pressing against the doors there would be a little opening, and by inserting a chisel under the bar, the bar would drop down and the door open—I came to the conclusion that the door had been opened in that manner from the outside—the prisoner said he came from Wanstead Flats.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said he was coming from Zeytonstone, and when passing the coffee-shop he was seized by the constables.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">being unable to agree were discharged, and the trial was postponed to next Session.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-150" type="given" value="COLIN"/>COLIN GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Isaac McDougall Brothers, wood pulp makers, Mark Lane—scrap iron is collected at times and sold—a day or two before March 5th I saw Mr. Butler, a scrap iron dealer, in Holmes Road, and engaged him and Long to come to our place; our price is 51s. a ton for heavy cast iron, 27s. 6d. for light cast, 55s. for heavy wrought, and 25s. for light wrought—Young Butler brought his father's cheque, and I filled it up for £50 at Long's request, and handed it to Mr. Billing, our commercial man; that was a guarantee fund to cover the probable amount of iron I had to sell, as I had not dealt with them before, and if there was any balance over they would be entitled to it—in that way I prevented their being in our debt—Wiseman was the carman employed by Butler—after Long had been there loading up, Towersey, the yard foreman, spoke to me, and acted under my instructions—the first two-horse van went away on the 25th—the scrap iron was to be weighed at the Midland Railway, West India Dock Station—that is a public weighing-place, and we were to be shown the ticket—the first load was 5 tons 7 cwt., and the tare 1 ton 11 cwt., and the net 3 tons 16 cwt., weighed by E. M., that is E. Moore—on the same day a second load came in the same van, and Towersey handed me this ticket, No. 3; the gross weight was 5 tons 2 qrs., tare, 1 ton 11 cwt., gross 3 tons 13 cwt. 2 qrs.—next day Warner's one-horse van was brought, employed by Butler, and Towersey gave me this ticket, No. 4, which shows the weight 2 tons 11 cwt. 2 qrs. gross, net 1 ton 11 cwt. 2 qrs.—I saw the police the previous night; Bream was the officer—the fourth load went away in the same one-horse van—Long was in charge on all those occasions—subsequently I had ticket No. 5, which purports to show the gross weight 2 tons 10 cwt. 2 qrs., tare 18 cwt.: 18 tare, the</p>
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<p>same as the last—I followed that load from our place to the West India Station weighing-place with two detectives, and kept it in sight till the weighing was done—it is a narrow lane, and the van must come back again—I stood at the corner by the public-house, and some of them went in, I think, Long and young Butler went in, and the carmen went outside with the horses—when I got hold of the fourth ticket I went to the car men with the two detectives, and the van was drawn back to the weighbridge, and weighed—I did not see Long again till he was in custody—the weight was 2 tons 16 cwt. 2 qrs. net; the gross weight would be 18 cwt. more—the last load was light wrought; that was 25s.—the false weight would diminish our receipts by 30s.—there were two loads of heavy cast; the second was bottom bars which were put in—the cheating of a ton of heavy cast would be 51s. in favour of the Butlers—the second load was heavy cast; that would be £21 1s. in their favour; and the third the same—those three represent £7 13s., and adding the 30s. makes £9 3s. which we lost by the false weight—I asked Moore how he accounted for the deficiency, alluding to the last load; he said it was done by arrangement with the party who paid him for the weighing, and he thought there was something wrong, and remarked so to his mate he showed me the 4s. which Long gave him for weighing; 1s. for each load—I told Moore I was very sorry to see him placed in such a position, and asked if he did not think he had done wrong—I asked him to give me the actual weights, and he wrote this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) from a slip of paper which he had in his desk—I gave him to understand that I knew all the weights, but did not show him the four tickets—the paper he wrote shows one ton on the first load, a ton on the second, a ton on the third, and 1 ton 1 cwt. on the fourth load—the clerk from the Midland Company brought the book to the Police-court—young Butler and the driver of Wiseman's van were taken to the station, but they were both discharged.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not ask young Butler for any explanation before I gave him in custody, all the part I saw him take was to accompany the carman on his rounds; he was loading the van with the rest, and some of my men helped—I told the inspector at the station that I had no wish to detain young Butler—I swore my information at the Police-court on 2nd April, on which young Butler was arrested—I had seen Messrs. McDougall in the interval, but had no fresh information—I did not suggest that the iron should be weighed; Long suggested that, and I agreed to it, provided we sent our man Towersey as well—we have a weigh-bridge of our own for carts, but I do not think we could have got those vans on it—they were weighed by Moore on a weigh-bridge on which coal is weighed—I have not sold iron for the firm before—I have only been two months in London—I allege that Moore has put down on this ticket less than the true amount that went out—he gave me the true weight from a slip of paper, but the Midland book was shown at the Police-court—I told Moore he had acted very foolishly and wrongly, but he gave mo the impression that he did not see that; he said that he did not know who the iron came from, and did not say where it was going to—I did not ask him if he knew that it belonged to me—he did not say that he did not know who Butler was—Moore was not locked up by my directions; our solicitor charged him—a week elapsed before</p>
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<p>the prisoners were arrested—Moore said that he did not see anything wrong; it was customary to do anything which the man who paid him asked him—I said I would exonerate him for one load, but not for three—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the Midland book—Moore showed me a cash-book the second time, in which ho entered the amount he received, twopence a ton, which is paid at the weigh-bridge; he had credited the Midland Company in his cash-book with the full amount due to them—he gave them credit for the true weight—I got a cheque for £50, and they got goods from me value £30; we have got the £20 still; we have not squared accounts yet—we charge Long, and make him pay for the very goods we accuse him of stealing—we intend to charge Butler and Long £30 for the goods sent out—if this account was squared it would have been paid on the weights shown on these tickets—we have the money in hand, but no documents have passed between us since—there are no entries in our books about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I first saw this Midland book on the 26th; I saw document "A" afterwards—the first entry is false; there has been an erasure—since I saw it on the 26th the company have put in the four tons—these marginal notes were not there on the 26th—the second, third, and fourth are also false; I saw that when I got document "A" from him; the marginal entry was not there then, but there was a little tick on each item—the printed form corresponds on the counterfoil; it is initialed by the same person—the counterfoil agrees with the false ticket—that is just the same with No. 3; there are the same initials, and the counterfoil is also false, but "4 13 2" is entered at the bottom of each, so that the counterfoil in Moore's possession agrees with the false ticket; but there is a memorandum of the true weight—counterfoils 2, 3, 4, and 5 agree with the false weights, and there is a memorandum on each of the true weights, but I did not see that till the inquiry at the Police-court—the Midland Company charges for the act of weighing only; they have no interest in the owners—Moore showed me this boon (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), and said that that was the book in which he entered the money to the company—that is what I call the cash-book; it commences on June 19th, 1889, and there is no 1890 in it—I do not know when Moore wrote it—that is the only book in which he has debited himself with 2s. 8d.—that was shown to me when I came back at night on the 26th.</p>
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<p>with Long to the Midland Railway bridge, and took the tare of the van—another man weighed it, not Moore—Long said, "I have given Moore a shilling, and I will see you later on"—that load was heavy cast—I returned to our wharf and got another load, and went with it to the weigh-bridge again; that was burnt bars—I saw Moore weigh it—I entered the weight 6 tons 4 cwt. 2 qrs. gross, 4 tons 13 cwt. 2 qrs. net—I then received from Long these tickets for those two loads (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he asked me to give them back to him the first thing in the morning; I gave them to Mr. Gordon—Long said, "Can I come at six in the morning? and will you put some lead in then?"—I said, "No, we don't load vans till after breakfast," which is eight to half-past eight—he came next morning with a one-horse van and the same carman; I saw it loaded—he asked me for the tickets—I said, "The delivery clerk has not done with them"—the gross weight was 3 tons 11 cwt. 2 qrs., and the net 2 tons 13 cwt. 2 qrs.—I did not go on the van, I walked to the wharf, where Long showed me a thing called a devil, with a pot on the fire, and said if I would let him have the lead, he would soon get it out of sight, and he would see that I got to no further trouble about it—we use a great deal of lead—I went back with the van to the weigh-bridge, and tared it, and this ticket No. 2 was given to me by Long—I went back to McDougall's, and got another load of light wrought, which Moore weighed; the gross weight was 3 tons 14 cwt. 2 qrs., and the net 2 tons 16 cwt. 2 qrs.—Long asked me to get a load ready by nine o'clock next morning, so that he should not have to wait; he said, "I will square up with you in the morning," and gave me the fourth ticket—I gave both the tickets to Mr. Gordon—I did not follow the second van—I saw Long ten minutes afterwards, he said that he saw Mr. Gordon, and he came back and put his hand in his pocket, and said, "Take this and clear out"—I do not know what money he had in his hand, I did not take it—he left me at a kind of trot, sharp—I told Mr. Gordon everything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He shook some money in his fist, and I said, "I do not want it"—I made this entry with black-lead pencil at the end of the book at the time, and afterwards entered it here in writing—I said at the Police-court, "I gave the other porter 1s. for the weighing of that"—I have been four years with the firm, and have been promoted to outside foreman twelve months—we have a weigh-bridge, but not for vans to go on—when Long came to me he made a proposal to me to rob my master—he was a perfect stranger to me—about four proposals have been made to me in four years to rob my master, but I never took any notice; they were made by people who used to deal there—that was before I was promoted—I did not report those proposals to my master, or to the foreman, or to any living soul, because I did not think it worth reporting—I knew the persons were thieves when they offered me a bribe—Mr. Eastin is my immediate superior—the excuse I made to Long was, "Oh, no, we had better not do it here; there are too many eyes about"—I said that simply because I thought it would stop him; I thought that would prevent his loading it up—I never saw Moore make an entry in his books—I got the pass-out from our officer, and gave it to the constable at the gate—four loads went out with passes; I do not know where they are or whether they have been charged for—the devil is a brazier with a pair of iron bars—I saw no pot for melting.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> No charges of dishonesty have been made against me—my age is thirty—I have been at sea—on one occasion I was putting some wood in a van; they loaded one load, and wanted some more to make a second, there was a stack of wood in the yard, which if anybody were to take a load off it they would have to make the stack up to the same height again—my bribe was to deliver more wood than the person bought—the next attempt on my honesty was when a man wanted me to give him two scaffold poles; I don't remember the others, they were in the very early part of my time, and were less important.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). On April 2nd, at eight o'clock, I was with Sergeant Duck at East Ham, and saw Long outside the railway station—I said, "You will be charged with conspiring with others to defraud Messers. McDougall of a quantity of iron"—he said, "It was McDougall's man who first suggested we should do it"—I took him to the station, and on the way I said to him, "Do you mean to say McDougalls man suggested it?
<hi rend="italic">"</hi>—he said,
<hi rend="italic">u</hi> I had better not say anything more about it at present"—he made no answer to the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The warrant was dated the 2nd, and I arrested him on the 2nd—I went to East Ham station because his wife told me he had gone to Mr. Butler's—there is no suggestion that he endeavoured to evade arrest—he is a man of good character, and has never been in trouble before—Moore is a man of good character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K</hi>). I was present on 26th March when Mr. Gordon turned back the fourth load to be weighed; he examined the book in the office, and I was standing by—I saw the paper "A" given to Mr. Gordon, it was already written; the correct bill of weights was given to Mr. Gordon two or three hours afterwards—I went twice to the weigh-bridge office, once was when the fourth load was turned back and weighed again—outside the public-house the van Was turned back and re-weighed—I went back with it; Moore was there then; Mr. Gordon asked for the weight of the iron, and asked Moore to weigh it again—he did so, and Mr. Gordon showed him a ticket he had, and said, "How do you account for this? you have 1 ton 12 cwt. 2 qrs."—Moore said, "It was done by arrangement," or something to that effect—we left them, and no further notice was taken—I went back two hours afterwards; Moore was there, and it was then that this piece of paper was given—Mr. Gordon said, "Will you put the correct weights down of the four loads you have received?" and he asked for it to be re-weighed—I saw this railway book referred to—I took Moore in custody, and read the warrant to him—he said, "I don't see that I have done anything wrong; I have done it innocently."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Moore at once gave Mr. Gorden the correct weights, and did not appear to think he had done anything wrong—he did not say that it was customary to give the weights that were asked for—he said it is usual between buyers and sellers to do this—he did not tell me he did not know who was the buyer and who was the seller, or from where the iron came—I went to hear the explanation that Moore gave to Gordon, and I listened to it—he did not say he did not know who the seller was—I have no note of the conversation—I think Gordon said he was very sorry for Moore, and he was a very foolish fellow—he did not say, "I shall have to lock you up to make a case of conspiracy," or that he was sorry</p>
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<p>for him because he should have to charge him—I cannot say why he should be sorry—I believe his conduct was not reported to the company—when he was arrested he was allowed out on bail, and he was taken into the company's service again on Friday last.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Young Butler was taken on a warrant; the Magistrate did not think fit to commit him for trial, and Mr. Gordon did not insist on his right of indicting him.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The counterfoils show the false weights and the true put down by Moore; they show 3 tons 12 cwt 2 qrs. and 4 tons 12 cwt. 2 qrs.—he has handed over the true weights to the company, and that was verified by the cashier—Moore has been in the company's service sixteen years, he entered as a boy—this was the second transaction since I have been there of traffic other than coal, and on both those occasions he accounted accurately for the money he received—I have thoroughly investigated the case, and am perfectly satisfied with his conduct in every respect—he is married—the Dock Company do not prosecute—the weigh-bridge man would not know the name of the purchaser or the seller; no document is supplied to him—we should not allow him to pay in what was not the correct weight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> These tickets are vouchers to be used in the weighing—I do not approve of his issuing false documents; I said that his conduct was thoroughly satisfactory up to that time—there is one weighing</p>
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<p>of material not coming over the line, that was in November twelvemonths—I have not studied the book, but I should say there is not another instance of the entry of the true weight and the false—I do know when this was done.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances to come up for judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that very lax business transactions had been carried on by Messrs. McDougall.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried in Old Court, Thursday, see Essex and Surrey cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MURPHY</hi>, Q. C.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. COCK</hi>, Q. C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-157" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HENDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the owner of 3, Queen Victoria Street—the prisoner has occupied three offices on the third floor there for nearly two years, and is there still—the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Observer and Mining Herald</hi> is the name on the address-board downstairs, and by the side of the door of those offices.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the premises are let under an agreement in writing.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES THOMAS</persName> </hi>. On 11th February, 1890, I purchased this pamphlet for 2d. at the offices on the third floor of 3, Queen Victoria Street—I saw a male and a female clerk there—I saw the name
<hi rend="italic">Financial Observer</hi> on the door—I saw other pamphlets of a similar kind from which this was taken—I afterwards gave it to Mr. Dunning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Dunning asked me to buy the pamphlet for his use—he did not say he proposed to take proceedings, and I had not the faintest idea of it—I put on it, at Mr. Dunning's request, "Purchased by W. J. Thomas, from a young lady in the establishment, on Tuesday, 11th February, at three o'clock in the afternoon"—I saw the contents—I had never seen it before, nor heard of it—I do not know how soon after I got it proceedings were taken—I joined in the information at the Mansion House, about 14th February—I was in no employment at this time-at the latter part of February I was in the habit of going to Ralph Heath and Co.—they were Mason, I believe. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to any cross-examination as to the truth of the alleged libel, as no plea of justification had been put upon the record.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said his cross-examination went to the credit of the witness. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said that if that were so he could not stop the cross-examination.</hi>)—I have not read the pamphlet—I have never been in the constant employment of Ralph Heath and Company, or Mason—I have written letters for them, and used their office for that purpose—they are outside brokers, stock and share dealers, and have been established for some years, I believe; I could not say Mr. Dunning used their office for his business as outside broker—his name was not up—Ralph Heath and Co. was the only name-up;</p>
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<p>Mason was the tenant, so far as I knew, and traded in that name—he was editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Critic</hi>—I was paid nothing fixed for writing letters; Dunning paid me a trifle out of his pocket whenever he felt so disposed—I have not read the pamphlet.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The registration of the "Financial Observer and Mining Herald," and a copy of the paper containing a leaderette on the subject of the prosecution, were put in and read.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-159" type="given" value="JAMES FOSTER"/>JAMES FOSTER DUNNING</persName> </hi>. I was formerly a member of the Stock Exchange—on 16th October, 1878,1 failed in consequence of the Glasgow Bank failure—subsequently I have done business as an outside broker, almost up to the present time—I was in my own name till 1886—then I took an office in the name of James Braithwaite, at Tokenhouse Buildings—I had a clerk named Band, for five or six weeks—I discharged him for opening my letters; I found my money wrong—from that time I have had no connection with him; he left very suddenly, and I am told he is in America—up to January, 1887, I gave the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Critic</hi> their Friday closing price lists, and any Stock Exchange business they had I attended to—the paper was the property of the City and Counties Publishing Company—that business terminated in 1887, and from that time I had no connection with the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Critic</hi>—I never
<hi rend="italic">levanted</hi> from anyplace that I know of—I have never been a, party to an action in the High Court about shady bill transactions; I know nothing about bill transactions—I have not been wanted by the police—I have never been put of London for a week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The alleged libel was read in the opening speech.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">At the beginning of the Cross-examination,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">took the same objection, that the truth of the alleged libel could not be inquired into.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COOK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">replied that he must cross-examine the witness as to his credit.</hi>) I have read the pamphlet—I do not know if the effect of it is that Beall and Mason, with a number of so-called branch establishments in the same building, carried on a system of plundering by means of public companies—I don't know the effect of it, I am only interested in the part that relates to me—I was not one of the suggested branches—I did not read the pamphlet as early as 4th June, 1889—I did not know it was published till January this year—I never remember giving a proof to Mr. Greenop, the solicitor for the plaintiff in an action of Howard against Beall, and Mason for fraud—I had a subpoena about a year before the case came on—I was in Fleet Street when the case came on—I have taken these proceedings for the vindication of my character—I am finding money for the prosecution; no one else is—I don't know Mr. Cohen—I have a banking account at the London Provident Bank in Moorgate Street—I believe Mr. Beall is here—I gave part of this proof about my connection with the
<hi rend="italic">Financial Critic,</hi> and Mr. Beall's direction of that office, to Mr. Greenop; not all of it—I did not see Beall for weeks after I was on the paper. (
<hi rend="italic">Extract read:. "</hi> the City and Counties Publishing Company was a
<hi rend="italic">blind,</hi> and was registered in order to conceal Beall's connection with the paper")—I did not say that in substance; it is supposition from what I said—there were a lot of people at the office, shareholders and debentureholders—I swear I did not give Mr. Greenop that information about Beall, Mason, and Scott. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">read another extract to the witness from his alleged proof in the action of Howard</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Beall and Mason; it said that Admiral Howard came to</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the office to sell Portuguese bonds, in consequence of advice published in the</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">Financial Critic</hi>;"
<hi rend="italic">that Howard left the bonds to be sold, and wanted advice as to reinvestment; that the witness told Beall, in Mason's presence, he thought of reinvesting the money in the China</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">percent Loan, and that Beall said, "Nothing of the sort; don't be a b</hi>——
<hi rend="italic">y fool; we can have this money ourselves; put him into the Britannia Iron and Steel Boiling Mills and the Automatic Boiler-feeder</hi>)—that account is a mixture—I sold the Portuguese bonds to Stevenson, on the Stock Exchange—I did not know the trial was on—I heard from Mr. Greenop that I was seen in Fleet Street on the day of the trial—I did not know the trial was postponed for my attendance—I believe I first saw the pamphlet on 11th February, when I sent Thomas to get me one—I had seen the same matter in the paper two years before—I went and saw the prisoner—he did not say to me, "If you will give me in writing any matter which you say is untrue there, and satisfy me it is untrue, I will strike it out of the pamphlet;" he ordered me out of the office—probably I have left some of my addresses with the rent unpaid—I have not bolted from any landlords—I only left one place without leaving an address—I was tenant of Mr. Gascoigne, Sterling Road, Clapham, for my brother-in-law—I agreed to rent a butcher's shop and premises at £32 a year for him—I don't remember giving a cheque for £4 as par payment of the first quarter's rent, which was returned dishonoured—very likely I wrote to Gascoigne, explaining that unforeseen difficulties had prevented my paying the rent—it was after the libel was published, I suppose—I don't know whether I told him where I had gone; he was never my landlord—I wrote saying no course was open to me out to offer the key and the fittings and fixtures—I deny that I had
<hi rend="italic">levanted</hi> from there; I have been in the City of London every day since—the landlord took the whole fittings and fixtures, which would pay the whole year's rent—I did not "disappear"—I don't know if I gave Mr. Gascoigne my name and address—I took the house, 3, Warwick Road, Anerley, for three years, at from £24 to £26 a year rent, from Mr. Steer, a builder and contractor, at South Norwood—I don't know if my furniture was moved from there at 9.30 on 26th January—it was removed at the end of January, 1888, under a bill of sale, caused by this libel, I found afterwards—I don't know if I still owe Mr. Steer for rent—I took the office at 4, Tokenhouse Buildings, at £40 a year, from Messrs. Dove—I paid three quarters' rent—I did not leave—I gave them notice of where I was—I have an action pending against them for damages—they had two keys; they let Band, after I discharged him, an office opposite mine, and he got into my place with a key in the morning, and got my letters, and got three cheques amounting to nearly £200, and absconded to America; and I gave Messrs. Dove notice I should not pay unless they put a new-lock on the door—I paid no rent for twelve months, during which the office was locked up—I saw Messrs. Dove many times; I believe they had my address—I put a padlock on the door—I don't remember giving Hawkes a cheque to buy cigarettes, from Mr. Toll, get change and give it to me—Hawkes had the change, I don't remember the incident—very likely this is my cheque—I don't know Mr. Toll—I believe I stopped this cheque, it is marked "Refer to drawer"—I don't think I got the money—I don't think I asked Mr. George Chapman to cash my cheque for £5, telling him I had just paid into my account tome country cheques which would not be cleared—he never had</p>
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<p>£5 if he is the man I mean—I don't remember if lie gave me £5 for a cheque on the British Mutual Banking Company, Limited—that was my bank—I don't know the man you mean, I know half a dozen Chapmans—I had no complaint or communication in writing about it—I don't remember the transaction—Logie opened an account at the London and General Bank with me, to carry on a branch business for the purpose of adjusting fortnightly Stock Exchange accounts—I was the superintendent, on the ground that I had considerable influence with stockbrokers—he paid in £30 to start the business—I paid in a bill for £25 drawn by Anderson and Company, and part of the £30 was my money—I believe Thomas had something to do with Anderson; I don't know what—I got the bill from Thomas, and paid him £23 for it—it became due on 22nd January—I did not draw on that account for £9 11s., and put £7 11s. into my own pocket; the £7 11s. was my own money—through Beall, as my solicitor, I sued the acceptor of the bill in the Mayor's Court—I got judgment, but no money; the man is in Liver pool—I know Foster, a draper, of South Norwood—that and Charles Tarry's are my wife's affaire—all my misfortunes have been caused by this libel; I have only just found it out—it was published in the newspaper before it appeared as a pamphlet; I don't know the date of its appearance—I never had anything to do with bills—I have since heard an action was tried in the High Court, and reported in the papers, in which a man named Dunning, who had a clerk Rands, was accused, and was afterwards found by a jury to have forged a bill; I did not see the report—my clerk was Rand; the defendant knew that perfectly well—since I laid the information at the Mansion House, and before my solicitor opened the case there, I have been informed of that bill transaction, and that they had mistaken me for someone else in the matter—I could not say who told me about it; Mr. Legge told me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had nothing to do with that bill transaction, or John Dunning, or Rands—I have since heard from my solicitor that a John Dunning was tried at this Court—I am not that person; I don't know him, and never heard of him—the so-called mistake was made in mixing up my name with-him in connection with that transaction—I don't know that I was in difficulties at Norwood before the publication of the libels; I raised money on a bill of sale to pay my City creditors—I had one or two very bad losses through Rand getting into my office and stealing cheques, and I struggled through the bill of sale, and was sold up—I have an action pending against Dove in regard to the two keys to my office—I gave Dove notice, and had a padlock put on my door, and took proceedings as soon as I could—the statement that has been read to mo is not true in many particulars—I had no subpoena when Howard's action came on—if the statement was taken from me, it was taken in March last year; there are a lot of discrepancies in it—I was never in a case of Beall's, or present at the trial—the whole of the particulars of the case took place before I knew or saw Beall—when I told the prisoner I had not
<hi rend="italic">levanted,</hi> I was to be seen in Old Broad Street every day, he ordered me out of his office and said, "I don't care who or what you are"—that was a few weeks after the libels were published, before it was put into pamphlet form.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prosecutor was ordered to pay the costs.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Peters, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Millington.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-163" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOHN"/>ARTHUR JOHN PETERS</persName> </hi>. I am living at a coffee-house in Chelsea—I have been a steamship steward; my last trip was on the
<hi rend="italic">Arawa—on</hi> 19th November I was discharged from that, and nave not been in any similar employment since—the prisoner Peters is my wife—on 19th November I married her at a registry office—a woman named Seymour and the prisoner Millington were present—I had known Peters since about August—she was then living at 47, Milton Terrace—Millington lived in that house as a lodger—after our marriage I became the occupier of that house, and my wife lived with me, and Millington continued there as a lodger, my tenant—a servant named Scrivener was in my employment—in November I had £400 in the London and County Bank at Aldersgate—on 18th January I drew out that £400—£250 of it was in two bank notes of £200 and £50—after my marriage I found my wife and Millington were too familiar together—I spoke to her about riding in hansom cabs with him; she made no reply—from 10th to 24th January I lived with Bertha Seymour at the Portland Hotel—my wife told me to go; she told me to clear out, and said I had been nothing but a worry to her since we were married—I sent my wife £3 by a cabman on the day I left her, but I had no idea then of leaving her; I was going back that night—I was responsible for the rent of our house—on 24th January I met my wife at the Aldersgate Bank; she asked me to come back with her, and I did so that day—I asked her on the Sunday to go and get some luggage from the Portland Hotel, where I had been living—she did so, and brought it back to me—she knew that I had the cash I drew out on the 18th—on the 27th January she asked me to let her take care of it, because I was going out that night—she only had possession of it that night—she gave it back to me on the 28th—I did not give it back to her again at all after that—I used to carry it about in my breast pocket in a leather wallet from 28th January to the morning of 5th February—I remained as occupier of 47, Milton Terrace up to 1st February—then when I came back from town she told me she had got no apartments, and that she should go to some friends named Anglis, and I could go to an hotel—I went to the Grosvenor Hotel till Monday, the 3rd—on Sunday, 2nd February, she called on me twice at the hotel—on Monday, 3rd February, I and she went into fresh lodgings at 2, Gunter's Grove, occupying a bedroom on the top floor and a sitting-room on the ground floor—I there kept the wallet with my bank notes in a collar-box that was in a clothes box, in our bedroom—I had one key to the box and my wife the other—she knew at Gunter's Grove that I had the money there—my clothes and hers were in the box, linen—on 4th February Millington came to Gunter's Grove about half-past eight, with Anglis and his wife after I left Milton Terrace I believed Millington lived with Anglis—on 4th February he stopped with us from half-past eight till half-past eleven or quarter to twelve in the evening—my wile was there—all Jour of us left to have a drink—I and my wife returned to our house and slept together—next morning, 5th February, I told my wife I was going out to make negotiations for a public-house business—I had received cards</p>
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<p>from Charles W. Biggs and Company to view a public-house—she said very well, she should go and have her dress dyed; and she said, "You will be home about five, I suppose, and so shall I"—she left ten minutes or a quarter of an hour before I did, taking a parcel with her; the dress to be dyed, I supposed, it to be—I went out about my business; I returned about half-past four or quarter to five—I did not find my wife in—I waited till seven for her, and then went and had dinner; at nine o'clock I returned—I went upstairs to the bedroom and looked in the box, and found that the wallet with the money had disappeared—I had put the wallet and the money in the box the night before, and on the morning of the 5th I had taken a £5 note from it, leaving the rest of the money safe there—when I found it gone I only had the £5 note left; I had no more money at the bank—after that, from something I heard, I made inquiries of Anglis, and I sent a letter to a photographer at Brighton—my wife never came back—I went to Mr. Sheil, at the Westminster Police-court, and applied for a warrant; it was refused—I went to Mr. D'Eyncourt with Sergeant Richardson, and then a warrant was granted—on 5th March I heard my wife was in custody—I attended at the Police-court and gave evidence—I gave my wife no authority to take that money—on 5th February I was actually in negotiation to purchase a public-house, and I had no other money than that £250 with which to purchase it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>. I knew my wife was
<hi rend="italic">a, fast</hi> woman—in August last year I met her at the Spanish Exhibition, and went to her lodgings and slept with her the same night—that was my first knowledge of her—I knew nothing of Seymour at that time—my wife was a woman of the town—I remained in town about a fortnight in August—I only slept with her one night—I swear I did not drink much then—I went away in the
<hi rend="italic">Arawa,</hi> and when I came back I searched her out, and slept with her for about a week, and then married her—the loss of the £250 left me penniless—I lent my brother £300, but I cannot get that back for seven years—the debt is secured by a promissory note—he has not offered to give me back £150; lam left penniless—at the time of our marriage my wife was living at 47, Milton Terrace; I spent the week before marriage there with her—I did not promise that if she would marry me and abandon her profession I would give her something to keep herself—I was taken ill after marriage; after her illness—I was not ill with drink—I said before a Magistrate that a doctor said I was ill from drink, but I was not—I have been drunk at times, but I was not generally drunk—since my marriage I have been drunk once or twice, but I was not given to it—I was not under Dr. Webb; I had a bottle of medicine from him for a cold—he attended my wife—he asked me if I drank, and I said no; that was true—I attempted to cut my throat one night when sober in December—I was driven to it through my wife going about with other men—I attempted suicide a fortnight after I came back from living with another woman to my wife; it was in January—I said at the Police-court, "The use of the razor was merely done to frighten my wife"—I daresay if I had not been stopped I should have cut my throat—I swore before the Magistrate I did not mean to do it—my servant took the razor from me, and her fingers were cut; that was not because of my determined resistance to prevent it being taken—I only gave the £250 to my wife one night, and received it back the next morning-I</p>
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<p>parted with £50 as a deposit for the public-house, that was forfeited—I had agreed to employ Millington as barman there—Seymour nursed me when I was ill—I arranged without telling my wife that she should go to the Nelson in Great Portland Street—I did not tell her I was going for a fortnight—I went when she told me three times to clear oat of it—I bought the wallet—I never said Seymour bought it for 4s. 6d., and gave it to me—I did not write to my wife when I was with Seymour—I did not give Seymour £25; the hotel bill came to that—I gave her a dress that cost 18s. 6d., and that was all I gave her for the fortnight she was with me—my wife happened to meet me at the bank, there was no appointment—I had been away for a fortnight—I went home with her from there—I sent a £50 note to the hotel for the bill, and two days afterwards received back a cheque for £25—I left Seymour adrift—I went to the Nelson Hotel with her on 10th January, and went to the bank on 24th January—my wife had had £3 from me at that time—Seymour came to Milton Terrace; there was a row, and my wife gave her a black eye—on Sunday, 26th, I, Wallace, a Guardsman, and my wife dined together at Milton Terrace—on the 27th I gave the money to my wife—she had a key of the box it was in as well as I—some of her clothes were there—I have only seen Seymour once or twice on business since this case has been going on—I did not see her after I had been to the Magistrate—I applied to Mr. Sheil four days after my wife's elopement, about 10th February—the police did not take the case up for a fortnight afterwards—I went to the police four days afterwards, at Walham Green—Millington was not lodging with Anglis then—Mr. Sheil said when I found them I was to look them up—I did not find them till I got the warrant—I never told my wife to leave me—I said at the Police-court, "I don't consider my living with another woman was a matter for my wife's for giveness," as I knew she had lived with another man after my marriage to her—I had only £400, including the £250, from the beginning—I lent my brother money from another account I had at the London and South-Western Bank—this is the first time I have mentioned that—£700 was the gross amount I had—I have no means to employ a solicitor in this prosecution—I did not say to my wife, "You had better keep the £250 for yourself, and do what you like with it, you might give me £1 or £2 if I want it"; I was not such a fool—it was not likely I should give her £250, and leave myself penniless—I did not say to her, "Burn the wallet, because Bertha bought it and gave it to me; she gave 4s. 6d. for it"—she did not say, "I shall want the money to live with if you keep on deserting me as you have done"—I did not say, "Yes, keep it, it will keep you from starving."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>. I first saw Millington two or three days before my marriage—I had never met him in the house before—I was taken ill on the 7th January—Seymour was a witness at our marriage—she came frequently to see my wife, not me, between the marriage and the 7th January—she attended me when I was ill, because my wife could not or would not—next day I went out for a drive with Seymour at my wife's request; she told me to go; I asked her to go; she could not, and told Seymour to go with me—Seymour attended me that night when I was in bed, because my wife was out—next day Seymour went out with me at my wife's request—on the 10th January I went with Seymour</p>
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<p>for a drive—on my return I did not tell my wife to go to a music-hall with Millington, and say I was going to a music-hall with Seymour—I did not send her the message by a cabman—I sent her £3 by a cabman that night, about six or half-past six—I did not then intend to leave her—I should not have gone back to the terrace that night as I did if I had—I was drinking with the cabman; Seymour was also there when I sent the £3—I had not then arranged to leave with Seymour—I went back to 47, Milton Terrace that night at quarter to twelve; my wife was not there—I did not leave a note for her—she drove up with Millington and told me three times to clear out of it, and the third time I took her at her word, and went off with Seymour—I don't know if she had come from a music-hall—it is not a fact that when she came, back and met Seymour, Seymour began to abuse her and call her a
<hi rend="italic">cow,</hi> and so on; there were no words at all in my presence—my wife saw Seymour there—I went off alone; Seymour was thrown out of the house—I met her later on at Walham Green, walking about the streets, and I made an
<hi rend="italic">ass</hi> of myself by going away with her—she told me what had occurred—I sent my wife the £3 for that night for her expenses, as she had not enough to carry her over that day, and I went to the bank and got some—I did not send her that because I had made up my mind to leave her—I know my wife had to pawn almost everything in the house before I saw her again in January, and I know why she had to do so; because I only left £3—I don't think she went to the Aldersgate Bank every day to try and find me; she told me she did—she met me there by accident on the 24th—I was with Seymour then—I frequently dined with my wife and Millington together; we were very good friends together—Wallace dined with me and Millington and Seymour, and he dined when I was away—I did not go out with him several times—on Sunday, 26th January, Wallace dined at my house with me, Millington, and my wife—I left that evening with Wallace, and remained out that night—my wife found me at Kensington Barracks next day—I don't know if Millington took her there to find me—I was not recovering from the effects of drink—we were all sober—I was suffering from piles, and did not take much—it is untrue to say, "All were sober except the prosecutor"—I was sober at the barracks—it might have appeared I was not sober, but I was not drunk—when I had money my average expenditure a day was not £5 or £6—my wife did not ask me to be careful about it—there is no truth in the suggestion that I gave it to her, saying, "Take it for yourself"—when Millington was in my wife's company I frequently paid for drinks—I looked on him for some time as a person I cared to associate with—I swear I did not know his relations with my wife—I did not see familiarities between them shortly after our marriage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Wallace was a private in Kensington Barracks—before he dined with us, about the end of January, I had heard my wife mention his name—he was known to her before then—I found out where my wife and Millington were from the photographer and Anglis, and then I applied again to the Magistrate, and a warrant was granted—I was discharged in October, under this certificate marked, "Conduct V. G."—there are two other certificates from the ss.
<hi rend="italic">Liguria</hi> marked, V. G.—after my wife had gone with my money, I had to walk the streets for over four nights, and then my brother in Exeter sent me money and</p>
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<p>I had to go to a coffee-house—on 20th December I tried to cut my throat—I was driven to it, because my wife was driving about with Millington—I asked her that night to stop at home—I had no legal representative at the Police court—Mr. Dutton was cross-examining me for hours together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-164" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-164" type="surname" value="SEYMOUR"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-164" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE SEYMOUR</persName> </hi>. That is the name I go by in town—I live at 27, Grove Avenue, Walham Green—I was asked by Millington to be present at the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Peters on the 28th November, and I went to it—after that I stayed in the same house with them—Mr. and Mrs. Peters, Millington, myself, and the servant Scrivener were living there—one morning in the breakfast-room Millington, I believe, said to Mrs. Peters, "As soon as you get the money we will go away"—it was said the money was in a cash-box; I could not say who said that—each of them had a key—a telegram was to be sent, and Millington would get a telegram from Peters' brother, so that they could get away clear—I asked him how he was going to manage it—Millington only made the answer I have mentioned—Mrs. Peters' son, aged nine or ten, was to be sent on before they went—I attended to Mr. Peters on 7th or 8th January when he was ill—on 9th January I went out driving with him; we came back between five and six—next day Mrs. Peters asked me to go to the bank with Mr. Peters, because she was going out with Millington—Peters sent his wife £3 in an envelope by the cabman—we went back to Milton Terrace in the evening, between 12 and 12.30—just as we got out of the cab a dog flew at me unmuzzled; Peters took my part—then the prisoners drove up in a cab, and a row began between the four of us—Mrs. Peters said Peters was drunk; he was not—she told him to go and he went—I went back into the house, and then Millington turned me out—eventually I went that night with Peters to the Portland, and stopped there with him till 24th January, fourteen days—I was not at the Aldersgate Bank when he met Mrs. Peters.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>. Mrs. Peters said we were to go together—the note, sent with the £3, said that I was taking Mr. Peters to a music-hall, as she wished to go with Millington somewhere—it was to oblige Mrs. Peters I took her husband to a music-hall—I was introduced by her to him—I knew her before her marriage as a fast woman, like myself—she was kind to me to oblige her own convenience; she gave me a jacket—she did not take me in after I had been ejected from my lodgings—I did not owe £8 rent—she took me in for me to oblige her by being her bridesmaid, and afterwards she asked me to stay at the house—she gave me 1s. or so, perhaps at Christmas—I lived there and waited on them—I am not vindictive against the prisoners—I was never drunk with the prosecutor—I was taken up outside the Westminster Police-court after the last occasion I gave evidence there; it was not for being drunk—I and Scrivener were fined 2s. 6d. each—we were both going home; we were not drunk—we stayed in prison till our time was up—I never saw Mr. Peters drunk; I don't say he was always perfectly sober; he was excited when the others drank—I believe the conversation was spoken of to Mr. Peters after I left—I cannot say that when I was in the house attending him I told him what I had heard his wife say to Millington—before I swore the information I had not seen Peters several times—I had seen the detective—I saw the detective first when he called on me for my</p>
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<p>evidence—I was living at Shelbert Road then—Peters was not with me—he had never been with me since we returned in January—I never saw Mrs. Peters at the Ratcliff Arms; I saw her on a Tuesday night at the beginning of February outside the Goat and Boots—we did not speak to each other that night—I have never spoken to her since she blacked my eye—I did not know Peters had left his wife with £3 when he was at the Portland Hotel with me; I did not know his affairs—I got one 10s. from him when I was living there, for waiting on him—I got nothing for stopping at the Portland Hotel with him—we never had champagne in the middle of the day—I was not with him when he went to the bank; I was at home—I did not make it my business to get him under my influence from the time I went into the house—I warned Mrs. Peters on her wedding morning to give up Millington, and I also warned Millington—I stayed with them afterwards till the 24th—I did not tell Peters of the conversation I heard because we were threatened, until after I received my black eye.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Millington came to me two or three days before the wedding, and said Mrs. Peters wished to see me, she was going to be married—I had known her two or three years—she was leading the same life as myself—I begged of her to give up Millington, and he begged her to give up Peters, and not to ruin two lives—on the morning I went to the Portland Hotel, I left Millington and Mrs. Peters in the house—I knew from Mrs. Peters that Millington had lived at Milton Terrace for some time before the marriage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-165" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-165" type="surname" value="SCRIVENER"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-165" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE SCRIVENER</persName> </hi>. I am a servant, at present out of employment, living at 27, Grove Avenue—I was servant to Mr. and Mrs. Peters from about 25th November to February—towards the end of January, Mrs. Peters said something about leaving Milton Terrace—I asked her what she would do with regard to her husband; she said he could find a place for himself—Millington came in during the conversation, and said, "Never mind about him"—I said he was not to be left without money;
<hi rend="italic">u</hi> You are not going to leave him penniless, are you?"—Millington said,
<hi rend="italic">u</hi> we will leave him with a little
<hi rend="italic">tanner,</hi> won't we? and he can go to sea again"—they said they were leaving two days from that day—I don't know the date exactly; it was towards the end of January.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>. I am not a great friend of Seymour; I was never her companion—I was not in her company when we were convicted at "Westminster Police-court—I was not drunk then—I was charged with something—I was not frequently drunk when I was with Mrs. Peters; they were—I was never drunk—I have not talked this case over frequently with Seymour; I never saw her till I was fined with her—I never gave any information to Mr. Peters about what I had heard, because I was afraid of the prisoners, who often threatened me if I said! anything to him—I have not said before that I said, "You are not goings to leave him penniless?"—I made no note of the conversation, and never spoke to Mr. Peters—I never saw him drunk; I don't know about him being sober—I am living at 27, Grove Avenue now; Seymour stays with me there at present.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-166" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-166" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-166" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am chambermaid at the, Old Ship Hotel, Brighton;: the prisoners came there on 5th February, living there as man and wife in the same bedroom, as Mr. and Mrs. Coleman, and left on the 12th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>. I do not recollect who paid the bills.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-167" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-167" type="surname" value="GROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-167" type="given" value="ROSE LOUISE"/>ROSE LOUISE GROSE</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the landlady at 2, Gunter's Grove—Mr. and Mrs. Peters were tenants there—on the morning of 5th February Mrs. Peters came down and asked me where there was a dyer, as she was going to have a dress, which was in her hand, cleaned—she said she was going to see some friends, and would not be back till five or six, and her husband was going to the City on business, and be would be back about the same time; she went away about 10 or 11 a.m.—I did not see her again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-168" type="surname" value="WALLACE"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-168" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I am a private in the Grenadier Guards, Wellington Barracks—I have known Mrs. Peters about four months—on 24th January I went with Mr. Peters to 47, Milton Terrace, I believe, I cannot say the date exactly—I went one day in' January, and had dinner at Milton Terrace with Millington and Mr. and Mrs. Peters—Mr. Peters came to the barracks one day; I don't suppose it was after the dinner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>. On 27tn January when I dined with them we were all sober, except the prosecutor; after dinner he went with me for a drive; Mrs. Peters and Millington went out before us—it was on Sunday—I could not say that the next day at the Kensington Barracks he was intoxicated—two days after, on the Tuesday, I went to Milton Terrace and asked Mrs. Peters if she would return Annie Seymour's clothes—after some conversation Mrs. Peters said to her husband or in his presence, "There is the man; if he wants the woman let him go for them himself"—I said at the Police-court, "If not in drink he never appeared to be sober; he was not in possession of his senses"—I have not seen him and Seymour tipsy together, nor drinking together—I am a friend of Seymour's—I don't think I ever saw him in her company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-169" type="surname" value="MCGOWAN"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-169" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK MCGOWAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi>). At three o'clock on 5th March Mrs. Peters surrendered to me at Mr. Dutton's office—there was a warrant for her arrest—I took her into custody without the warrant, as it is a case of felony—I told her the charge was for stealing on 5th February £250, the property of her husband, from 2, Gunter's Grove—she said, "I did not steal the money, he gave it to me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>. Mr. Dutton, her solicitor, gave us information about her—I did not see the letter he wrote.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She had no money on her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-170" type="surname" value="RICHARDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B</hi>). About eleven o'clock on 12th March I arrested Millington in a public-house near Rochester Row Policestation—I had previously that morning seen him outside the Court—I told him he would be charged on a warrant with conspiring with Louisa. Peters and stealing £250 in notes, the property of her husband—he said, "All right, don't hold me; I will go quietly"—I took him to Rochester Row—the warrant was read to him; he made no reply—I searched and found on him this document: "Louisa Peters,—I entrust to Mr. R. J. Pettitt the sum of £50 as surety for his being bail for me, the same £50 to be returned to me on my appearing to the recognisances at Westminster Police-court, March 12th, 1890."—I found no money on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-171" type="surname" value="PETTITT"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-171" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PETTITT</persName> </hi>. I am a cab proprietor, living at Star House, Fulham—about 6th March Anglis gave me three £20 Bank of England notes; I returned him £10—we had some conversation about the money—subsequently I went Bail for Mrs. Peters in the sum of £100, for her to appear on the remand at the Police-court.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Louisa Peters said that the</hi> £250
<hi rend="italic">was given to her by her husband on 27th January, at eight o'clock, before she left him; that she had no thought of leaving him at that time; that she told him on the morning before she went that she was going to leave him, and asked him if he wanted money; that he said he did not; that she left him because of his cruel treatment to her, and Ms conduct with Seymour.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Millington said that he was present when Peters gave his wife the</hi> £250
<hi rend="italic">on 27th January; that he had no thought or intention then of going away with her, but that on that day it had been finally settled between him and Peters that he should be engaged as barman at a public-house, which Peters was thinking of taking, and that the money was given absolutely to Mrs. Peters.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-172" type="surname" value="PETERS"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-172" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOHN"/>ARTHUR JOHN PETERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TAYLOR</hi>). I saw Anglis on the evening of the day my wife left me—I asked him if he had seen my wife; he said he had not since the morning:—I called on him next day—I said, "She has bolted with my money"—I did not say, "I gave it to her"—I said she had taken it from the box—I went with him to Mr. Williams's house—I did not there make a statement that I had given my wife the money—Anglis did not frequently drive me and Seymour about; he drove us about three times, I think—he drove Millington and my wife more frequently—I told "Williams, on 6th February, that had run away and taken all the money with her; I did not tell him I gave her the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-173" type="surname" value="ANGLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-173" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL ANGLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a cabdriver, of 69, Blaenfontaine Avenue, Shepherd's Bush—on the evening of 5th February, Peters called on me and asked if I had seen his little woman—I said, "Yes, this afternoon"—he said, "She has not come home"—he asked me to go with him and look for her—we went to New Cross—on the Wednesday morning he came and said, "I would not mind so much, only she has gone with all the money"—I asked him how she came by it—he said, "I gave it to her"—I said, "The more fool you," and I went with him to New Cross to try and find her—he had said it, too, when I went with him to see Mr. Williams, her father—he said nothing about a box at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not mention the amount of money—this was on 5th February, Wednesday, I think—I told this to Mr. Dutton on about 5th March, when Mrs. Peters was charged—I attended each time at the Police-court, but was never called—I took no note of the conversation—I did not know the prisoners before the marriage—Millington gave me no money—I took the money I gave to Pettitt out of Mrs. Peters's pocket—all she had were the three £20 notes—I put them in the wallet—I have been in the habit of driving Mrs. Peters and Millington, and Peters and Seymour, to different places—I came to know them by being on the rank at Walham Green—Mrs. Peters introduced me to Millington as her brother-in-law about a week after Christmas.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was continually driving Peters and Seymour about, to Richmond to dine, and to Scott's, in the Haymarket, to dine, and to Short's, in the Strand—they stopped at the Portland Hotel when they were living at Milton Terrace—I drove them to Scott's, and so on, three times; it was about the beginning of January.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-174" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-174" type="surname" value="PETERS"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-174" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA PETERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>). I am the wife of Arthur Peters; we were married on 28th November, and subsequently lived at 47, Milton</p>
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<p>Terrace—I never was particularly happy with him; I never could get any sense out of him—I accused him of being drunk; he always denied it—on 24th January I met him at the Aldersgate Street branch of the London and County Bank—for the preceding fortnight I had been going there nearly every day—he returned with me that night—Millington and Wallace dined with us one day soon afterwards—on 26th I met Peters at Kensington Barracks—I asked him why he had taken all the notes with him, and he said he did not mean to return to me again—I said, "I don't know what you mean leaving me like this; what have I done now?"—he had all the money with him—he came with me, and we went to the Stores—in the evening when we got home I said I could not make head or tail of him; I did not know what it meant, and I told him he had better give me some of his money for fear he should leave me, and I should starve, and he gave me £250, which I carried about in the wallet, and never parted with again—on my oath it is not true I returned the money to him the next day—he gave me the money, and as he gave me the wallet he said, "Burn the wallet; it was given to me by Bertha Seymour"—Millington said, "Give it to me; she shall not see it"—Peters gave me the £250, and said, "Take that, and do as you like with it; but give me £1 or £2 when I want it"—I said, "I cannot do that; you are always deserting me; I shall keep it"—he said, "Very well; Keep it unless you should starve"—I had no intention then of leaving him—he never had the money again—I left him because of Seymour—on the night before I left I was with Anglis and his wife, and we saw Seymour at a public-house, and she shouted out in the street, using dreadful language, that I had tried to poison my husband; my husband followed me in a cab that night—I did not feel inclined to go to Gunter's Grove again, and I said, "This woman will have me for murder if she can; I will stay with you to-night"—I did so—on the morning of 5th February I said to him, "I am going to leave you, and I shall never return"—I had no thought of leaving him till this woman charged me with trying to poison him—my husband always wanted me to look nice, and I once said to him, "Why don't you buy me a widow's dress and bonnet," and they made a good deal out of it—when I left my husband on 5th February, Millington was not in the house—he was at New Cross, and I sent for him, and asked him to go with me—there was no arrangement before that he should go away with me; it was not thought of—he was supposed to be going into business with us—I wrote a note and sent it—he saw me at Victoria, and did not know where I was going to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been living at Milton Terrace since July—I did not know Millington till August—I lived with him from August to November—before that I was kept by a gentleman for five years, and when he died I had to do the best I could—Millington was a railway guard before I knew him—he did nothing from August to November; it was my fault—he lived in the house with me—he paid what he could; he pawned his jewellery—when I married Peters he did not tell me he had this large amount of money; I did not know it till after our marriage—I did not know what amount it was—I heard afterwards he had £1,100 left him—Millington continued to live in the same house with me, at my husband's request—after our marriage, and before 1st of February, I often went out with Millington in the daytime; not often to places of amusement; when my husband</p>
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<p>was ill in January I was ill myself with influenza—he was about when I was in bed, and when I got up he went to bed—it was my furniture in the house; I kept it till I left home on 5th February—it was not moved to Gunter's Grove; he told me to store it before I left Milton Terrace; he left me to do what I liked with it—I went twice to see my husband at the Grosvenor Hotel—on the nights of 1st and 2nd February I slept with. Mrs. Anglis—Millington was not living anywhere particularly then—I saw him on 1st, not on the 2nd—when my husband was ill he had sleeping powders left with him—I told Seymour to give them to him—I went out on that day with Millington—I left my husband because Seymour was continually insulting me, and I thought I should get into trouble over it—I left in consequence of her conduct—I took no notice of what my husband said about a business—he said on the morning I left he was going to look for a business—I told the young lady I should be back at five or six that day; I did not feel inclined to tell her my business—from the morning of 26th January to the 5th February the money was in my possession, and never left my possession—there was a wooden box in our bedroom at Gunter's Grove; I never saw a collar box inside it—I did not have a key to the box; there was nothing of mine in it; my things were going to be sent on—I was at Brighton till the 12th, living with. Millington in the name of Coleman; then we came back to London—I spent what I thought belonged to me, and Millington lived with me—I did not have any place to live at after we came back to London—after I was charged I went to Anglis's and lived there with Millington; my hand was in a sling, and with my permission Anglis took the three £20 notes from my pocket; that was part of the change from the £200 note—my name was Williams; I have gone by the name of Coleman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined,</hi> The first occasion I committed adultery with Millington after my marriage, was after Peters went away with Seymour to the Portland Hotel—they made out that I had done so before, but no one could prove it—I went out often with him, but never committed adultery with him till my husband did so—I did not complain to my husband of his conduct with Seymour till he left me—when I was left after receiving the £3, it was necessary for me to pawn my goods in order to live, and my husband got them out when he came back—one night when I came home there was a fearful row outside the house, and I said, "Rather than have this show up, for goodness sake clear away till it is over!"—the row was through Seymour, who was continually showing me up, and making rows.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-388-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-388-18900421 t18900421-388-punishment-30"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, April</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>389.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EZEKIEL LYONS</hi> (35)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BROWN</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900421-389-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a receipt for £4 10s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Lyons.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BONNY</persName> </hi>. I live at Short's Gardens, Drury Lane—I was once in the Artillery, and am now in the Army Reserve—my age is over twentynine, and I have a pension of sixpence a day, paid quarterly—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my identity certificate—I left it with Mrs. Lyons in January, as</p>
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<p>I owed her some money—on April 1st I received a Post Office order for £4 10s. for my pension—I borrowed two shillings that morning from the barman at Webb's public-house, Whitechapel, and left the Post Office order with him when I borrowed the first shilling—I took too much to drink, and the last thing I remember was going towards Mrs. Lyons' house with the barman, to get it cashed—I saw Mr. Lyons—I went down to the post-office, but did not go in—we missed each other, and I did not see Lyons again till night—the barman was the last person I know of as having the Post Office order—I did not give him or Lyons authority to get the money—I only know Brown by his stopping in the same house as me; I do not remember seeing him that day—I do not remember telling him to sign my name—the money was never handed to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. This is called the ring-paper, on account of the rings on it—I gave it to Mrs. Lyons in January—I ran up a debt with her from January up to the beginning of March—I kept no proper account, but I believe it came to about £3 10s.; I kept a rough account in my mind; it was for tea and coffee, not for tobacco or whisky—I left my address and authorised Mrs. Lyons to take in letters for me—I knew that the postal order was going to be sent to that address; she gave me this postal order over the counter on Friday, in a Government envelope, which was not open—I do not think she saw me open it—I had told her what was coming—I have only got into the hands of the police once when I "had not been drinking tea; I was fined 5s., and Mr. Brown paid the fine for me—I do not know whether he had an interest in this £4 10s.; I had not time to pay him the five shillings—he told me that he had been a soldier—after I got the postal order I went with it to Fontaine's post-office, Middlesex Street—I do not remember going to Osborne's post-office with Lyons; I missed him in Middlesex Street; the barman had the postal order—I am not sure whether the prisoners were with me when I went to Fontaine's; we then came back and went to Webb's public-house—I wanted a drink, and had no money, and the Post Office order may have been left with the barman as security for a shilling—I went with him to Lyons' house; he had the order then; he may have given it to Lyons, but I don't remember—I do not remember going with Lyons and Brown to the post-office, and their refusing to cash the order because I was too drunk, and that Brown went in and got it—I do not know what I had been drinking—I generally drink Irish if I can get it—I had had a drop the night before; I was not on the
<hi rend="italic">spree</hi> the whole day, only 'as long as the money lasted—I went to Inspector Reed a day or two afterwards and asked him to investigate the charge—I think he said he would not take the charge as I was too drunk to remember anything—I have not paid Lyons since, or Brown "I did not have it to pay—this is the first time my pension has got into Lyons' hands; it is the only time I owed him money—I do not owe other persons money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was staying at the Victoria Arms, two doors from Mrs. Lyons, and got food from her—I got this identity paper back from her on April 1, about 3 p.m.; I went to the post-office to make inquiries, and saw it stamped on the same day—Lyons was not present when she gave it to me—I have not had any of the money from Brown or Lyons.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I may have owed you 8s. 6d.; 5s. for the fine and 3s. 6d. lent me at various times; I don't remember.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-178" type="surname" value="MAYS"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-178" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD MAYS</persName> </hi>, I am barman at Webb's public-house, High Street, Whitechapel—I have seen Bonny as a customer there—he came there on April 1st, at 8.30 or 8.45 a.m., to have a drink, and wanted credit, and I would not give it to him; I said I thought he had had enough drink already—ho hung about the place ten or fifteen minutes, and wanted to borrow some money—I said, "You must think I am a
<hi rend="italic">mug</hi> to lend money without getting something for it"—he took this postal order out of his pocket and left it with me as security for a shilling—I gave him two small sodas, which he paid for—he afterwards came with Brown, and I gave him a second shilling on the postal order—about eleven o'clock I said, "You had better come with me and see about getting this order cashed"—and he and I and Brown went to Mr. Lyons—Brown said, "You must get the ring paper before you can get the order cashed"—Lyons said ho would come and see me and pay mo the two shillings I had advanced; and Bonny said, "All right"—when I left, the Post Office order and the identity paper were both in Lyons' possession—Bonny was under the influence of drink, but he knew what he was doing; I would not have served him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Bonny was present when Lyons said that he owed him a lot of money, and did not contradict it—he heard him promise to pay me the 2s., and did not object—he said, "All right," and appeared to understand what was going on—he had no intoxicating liquor at our house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> Bonny admitted that he owed you 8s. 6d.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was no reason why Bonny should not go into the post-office and get his money—I left them about twelve o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-179" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-179" type="surname" value="DRAY"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-179" type="given" value="GRACE"/>GRACE DRAY</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the post-office, High Street, Whitechapel—on April 1st Lyons came in and produced an identity paper and an Army order, I cannot say for how much, because I did not look at it—I looked at the height, 6 ft., on the identity paper, and asked him if ho was a pensioner—he said, "No"—I said that I could not pay anybody but the pensioner—he said the pensioner had gone to sea, and went out—that was between eleven and twelve o'clock—he took the order and the identity paper with him, and came back in five minutes with Brown—I said, "I thought you told me the pensioner had gone to sea—he said, "It is a fresh pensioner, I have about half a dozen, and they all owe me money"—I said to Brown, "Are you Mr. Bonny, the pensioner?"—he said, "Yes"—I asked him to sign the money order, but he signed the wrong paper; I told him so—he said, "All right," and signed the money order—I scratched out his signature on the identity paper—I asked Brown how long he had been in the service—he said, "Eight years"—I looked at the identity paper, and it was seven years and some months—I asked him again if he was Mr. Bonny—he said, "Yes"—when he had signed it he gave me the order, and I was going to pay him, but he told mo to pay Mr. Lyons; I said that I could not do that, I must pay the pensioner himself; Lyons called Brown back, and I paid him the £4 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and they both left—Bonny came in in the afternoon, and brought the identity paper, and asked if I had paid the order; I gave him some information—he called first between two and three o'clock, I think.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-180" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-180" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman
<hi rend="largeCaps">IT</hi> </hi>). On 3rd April I had a warrant for the arrest of Ezekiel Lyons—I went to the house at G. 30, and said, "I</p>
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<p>am a police officer, and have a warrant for your arrest for uttering a P. 0. 0. for £4 10s. 10d."—he said, "Yes; that is quite right; I did it; did not think I was doing wrong"—I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. This is the envelope in which the order was sent
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> Mrs. Lyons (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-181" type="surname" value="PEARCE"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEARCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman H</hi>). I took Brown on 3rd April, and told him it was for forging a receipt for a P. O. order for £4 10s. 10d.—he said, "It is all right; I did not think it was wrong, I was asked to do it; it is not forger, it is my ordinary handwriting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-182" type="surname" value="READ"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-182" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND READ</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">. Not examined in chief.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Bonny came and complained to me on April 2nd—I did not know him before—I questioned him, and told him I should have nothing to do with it, as, according to his own showing, he owed £4 0s. 6d., and was trying to cheat them out of the money—he said that it was £3 10s., and it might be more, and that he owed the other man 8s. 6d., and 2s. to the barman—I said, "Why did not you, as an honest man, go down and get it cashed?"—he said, "I had not time"—I said, "You had time to go and get drunk."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard Bonny's version; I also saw Martin, and went by what he said—I did not see the other witness—Mr. Bushby granted the warrant, and certified for legal aid—Martin saw the people, and reported to me, on which I refused to have anything to do with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18900421-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18900421-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-183" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 41, Commercial Street, Victoria Road—I was outside Lyons', shop, and heard Bonny talking to Lyons and Brown; Bonny said, "You sign the order for me, as I am too shaky."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was at 12.30 or 1 o'clock—I saw Brown and Bonny together, and Lyons came out and joined them, and they went towards Fontaine's post-office—I had not been drinking with them; I knew them, and was walking past, and cocked my ear to hear what was said—I intended to stop there—I saw them next a quarter of an hour afterwards, going towards the post-office where they are supposed to have cashed the note—I saw them again in the evening, because Brown, Bonny, and I all live in one house; Bonny does not live at Short's Gardens now—I was not aware that Brown had pretended that he was Bonny till they got locked up—I went to the Police-court, but was not called—I get employment in any dock; yesterday I was at work in Billingsgate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here stopped the case</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>390.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN MOORE</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t18900421-390-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 655) for stealing 2 tons 4 cwt. of iron, the property of
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<interp inst="t18900421-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-name-185" type="surname" value="MCDOUGALL"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-390-offence-1 t18900421-name-185"/>Isaac McDougall</persName> and another. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18900421-390-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18900421-390-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, April</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890,
<hi rend="italic">and two following days.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>391.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROBINSON</hi> (44)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CHARLES CLARKE</hi> (47)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT HUNTLEY</hi> (55)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18900421-391-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18900421-391-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining a large quantity of goods by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18900421-391-offence-1 t18900421-name-189"/>Joseph Kingham</persName>, with intent to defraud
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> for obtaining goods from other persons, and for conspiracy.</rs> </p