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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>EVANS, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, June 27th 1892, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-2" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-3" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-4" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-7" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M. P., # Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-8" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., M. P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-9" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-10" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-11" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COOKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">JNO. POUND</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-12" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CHARLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q. C., D. C.L., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-13" type="given" value="ROBERT MALCOLM"/>ROBERT MALCOLM KERR</persName> </hi>, Esq., Q. C.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LL</hi>. D., Judge of the Sheriffs Court; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-14" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-15" type="given" value="HARRY SEYMOUR"/>HARRY SEYMOUR FOSTER</persName> </hi> Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-16" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HILL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE RICHARD HAALSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EVANS, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-3-offence-1 t18920627-name-21"/>Henry Richard Williams</persName>, and stealing a pipe and £11 3s., and to a conviction of felony at this Court in May, 1890.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi>, did, without reasonable cause, fail to render such assistance as was practicable to the crew of the disabled vessel.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the indictment omitted the important words in the section of the Act under which the charge was made</hi>, vis.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JAMES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">contended that the indictment, as it was worded, was sufficient. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that the objection could not be sustained. The prisoner</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">on</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">declined to plead, and a plea of</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">was ordered by the</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-24" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TYRER</persName> </hi>. I hold a master's certificate, and have done so upwards of eighteen years—on 13th March last I was master of the steamship
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi>—I had been so for twelve months—on 12th March, 1891, I left Newport, Monmouthshire, with a cargo of coal in bunkers, for the Piraeous—I had a crew of twenty-four, all told, consisting of myself, first and second officers, three engineers, two stewards, a coos:, six seamen, carpenters, and a boy—I took a pilot as far as to the Wash</p>
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<p>—up to that time we had strong weather from the N. E., with snowstorms, clear at intervals up to about 13th. of May—at 1.20 a.m. we were off the Seven Stone Lightship—the weather was then moderating down, and became fine; there was a good sea to begin with, when the wind veered round to S. E.—I was on deck all day; after 1.20 I went below till the morning at eight—after that I was on deck all day—I went below again at 7.30; at that time the weather and sea was moderate—I went into the saloon—at 9.15 I heard an unusual noise on deck, a sort of crackling—I ran on deck, and as soon as I got on deck I heard a heavy crash; it was dark, and I had just come out of the light, and I did not see any vessel; if I had been used to the dark I might have seen it—we came into collision with another vessel—the chief officer was coming off the bridge, and I spoke to him—the spars were all flying about—I ascertained that we had been run into on the starboard side; having ascertained that I returned to my cabin—I called the steward and the boy, and went on deck at once—I found all hands there except the chief engineer—I then looked into the engine-room, and gave certain orders—about two minutes after hearing the crash part of the stern on the starboard side was under water—after I got forward on the bridge the mainmast had fallen over—we had two lifeboats on board, fore and starboard, also a gig and cutter—I gave an order in reference to the starboard lifeboat; the second officer said it had been cut in two by the collision—I saw that the gig and cutter were under water—I then gave certain orders in reference to the other lifeboat, and she was got ready to be swung; we could not swing her on account of the stay being outside the davits—we lowered her into the chocks again—all hands tried to get in her, I among them, and tried to float her; it was the only chance we had; the ship turned over and sank, and the boat sank also, and all hands went down with the ship—I should say from the time of the collision till she sank was a quarter of an hour—I came up to the surface, and got hold of a spar or an oar, or a bit of plank—I could hear the cries from all who went down—there was only one other man near me—I saw the bright lights of the other ship, and swam towards her—she was a sailing vessel—she had lights over the bows to see the extent of the damage—I was dressed when I went over; I undressed in the water—I had a boatswain's whistle; I made use of that—I should say I was in the water half an hour, it was hard to judge—in my opinion there was no danger whatever to a lifeboat being lowered; not even to a small boat—having got to the vessel, which I afterwards found to be the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi>, some ropes were thrown out, and I was taken on board—I saw Captain Dakin after a time; I asked to see him—he was on the starboard side of the deck, close to where I got on board—I said to him, "For God's sake, captain, put a boat over to save my men"—he replied that he had enough to do to look after his own ship—after that I went into the cabin; the captain went with me—he asked me to remain there to look after the spirit locker, as he was afraid his men would break into it—I remained there till twelve o'clock—I was exhausted; I had two cuts, my head was knocked about, and I was laid up after I got home—the captain gave me some clothes—when I came up at twelve o'clock I went on the poop; I thought I was no good in the cabin; the captain and the men were going in and out to get provisions—I said there was no use in my staying</p>
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<p>there, and I went on the poop—after I was rescued, and previous to my going into the cabin, I heard cries—we eared one man—I heard no cries after I came out of the cabin—as soon as they saved the one man we went into the cabin—I heard cries for ten minutes; I could not hear what was said, that was when I was below—they were crying, "Save me! save me!"—after the man was got on board I heard no more cries—I was on board when he was rescued; I assisted in rescuing him; his name is Whitelaw, an A. B.; he was on the look-out at the time of the collision—the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> hailed a steamer between seven and eight next morning, and was ultimately towed into Falmouth on Monday, the 15th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This matter of the collision was the subject of inquiry for two or three days before Mr. Justice Jeune; both ships were found to blame; the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Cattle</hi> for not reversing the engines, and the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> for having defective lights—I believe at the time of that judgment notice was given of a Board of Trade inquiry into this matter—I understood that it was going to be taken to the Admiralty Court first—I have commanded a sailing vessel—our vessel was struck on the starboard side, abaft the engine—our engines are in the middle of the ship, the weakest part—the collision was a violent one—our ordinary speed is nine knots—I could not say at what speed we were going at the time of the collision, because she was on her wind—I had not turned in or undressed—I went below at 7.30, the collision occurred after nine—when I came on deck it was dark—there was not a heavy sea; there was no sea—it was not calm, there was a swell; the day before the S. E. wind was heavy, but the wind had veered to the N. E., and knocked it down—the collision was violent—I turned my attention to my crew and ship—as a captain, the first thins I should do would be to ascertain the extent of the damage—the ship had already been brought to a standstill—her headgear was gone—they might lower down her topsails, and back the main topsail—I should first ascertain the extent of damage, and then take in sails—I afterwards had the opportunity of ascertaining the extent of the damage to the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer;</hi> I saw that her bows were stove in, and the stem carried right away; the stem was turned round a-starboard, so that there was nothing to prevent the water getting into the fore-foot—this photograph is a pretty correct representation of it; I have seen it before—the ship was an iron ship; the fore-foot was very small—there was no extra strain on the bulkhead—her register was 1,200 or 1,400 tons—the water had got into (he fore-foot; I did not ascertain that the iron door was open; I ascertained that there was no water in the ship, and that the bulkhead was secured—I knew that the captain had been engaged with men in shoring up the bulkhead—I was not on board this vessel within seven or ten minutes of the collision; I think it was nearer an hour; it was full a quarter of an hour before my ship sunk, and I was in the water certainly more than half an hour—I understood when I was in the cabin that the shoring-up had been done; I made inquiries, and found that the bulkhead was secure; the captain told me so—I am not positive whether he told me about the fore-toot—I did not see the men engaged in cutting away the bowsprit; next morning I saw that it had been cut away; I saw that they were cutting away the headgear next morning—the second officer was aloft with his men—the first thing I said to the captain of the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> was, "For God's sake, captain,</p>
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<p>put a boat over to save my crew!"—I did not ask him to pat the ship about—I do not know how far I was from the collision at the time my ship went down; I went as far as I could swim, and I was in the water half an hour—I should think we were rather over a quarter of a mile from the ship when she sank; it might be half a mile—the prisoner told me he had enough to do to look after his own ship.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The only thing to prevent the water getting into the fore-foot would be the bulkhead—if the bulkhead was properly shored up there would be no danger to the fore-foot—as soon as I got into the cabin I asked the captain all particulars—I ascertained that there was no water in the well—one of the crew made a communication to me, and I communicated what he said to the captain, and asked him again if there was any water in the well, end he replied there were nine inches—the ship was not pumped out while I was on board—when I first came up after my vessel sank I judge that the lights of the other vessel were between a quarter and half a mile off—I think she was drifting towards me—as regards the accident to the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> there was nothing to prevent the lowering of the boats.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I believe she carried twenty-five hands all told—I went and saw the four-foot next day; it was very small—the ship was light, there was very little water.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I was an able seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi>—at the time of the collision I was against the half-deck door—after the collision I went below and passed up some lamps—I could see the light of the ship we were in collision with, I only looked at it for about
<hi rend="italic">five</hi> minutes—I was below about a quarter of an hour—after passing up the lamps I came on deck—I received instructions from the second mate and the captain to go and help them to store the boats—I did so, and helped to provision the boats—at the time of the collision I saw the captain on the poop, burning a light—I did not hear him give any directions, there was so much noise—after the collision I heard cries for about five or ten minutes—I did not see the captain of the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi> brought on board—it was after I came up from getting the lamps that I heard the cries—the captain had then been brought on board—I did not see any attempt made to lower the boats; I was down in the bread-tank—there were four boats; none of them were swung—I saw the
<hi rend="italic">chocks</hi> knocked away just after we started to provision the boats; I and several others did it—the captain gave me no instructions to do it—he might have given orders to somebody else—it was rather a dark night, not starlight; should not call it a thick night—I daresay you might see lights a mile off, or more; it was not very thick, it was just murky—I don't know if there had been a boat whether I would have gone in it; I might if I had been asked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think it would have been dangerous to lower a boat—I have been at sea three or four years—there was not a heavy sea—there was a great deal of excitement and noise—I did not ascertain where the captain went after the collision—I have been in the four-foot several times—I heard men shouting out that there was water in the fore-foot—I did not see the captain after he was on the poop until we were all working below shoring up the bulkhead—to get into the forefoot we go through a small iron door between decks; if that door was mot fastened the water would get in between decks—some of the men</p>
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<p>went to fasten that door; it had been opened—I did not know that it was open until I saw some of them looking for bolts to get it fixed up, to keep the water from coming in between decks; unless that was done, the water would come in, and nothing could prevent the ship foundering—I was not one of those that went down to shore up; I was passing the things to shore up with—I saw the men engaged in it—I saw that the captain was there—that lasted a good hour, I should think—while they were there I heard the jibboom banging against the side of the ship—some men were ordered to cut it away—5 thought it would have knocked a hole in the ship—I remember the captain of the other vessel coming; on board; that was about ten minutes or a quarter of an hour after the collision, or it might be more, I daresay fifteen minutes—I did not see him pulled on board—I saw him on board—it was a good while before I saw him there; but I heard he was on board—the first time I saw him he was in the cabin, and he was bleeding somewhere—I think it was after I heard the cries that the captain ordered me to store the boats.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. In my opinion it took an hour to shore up the collision bulkhead; it took six or seven men; the captain was there among them—I think the number of hands, all told, was twenty-nine—in my opinion it was dangerous to lower a boat at the time, because the sea was rather heavy; it was not a rough sea, not a swell; it was rather choppy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. A man must have had a good job to swim a quarter of a mile; he must have been a good swimmer—I think it was about 25 ft. from the bulkhead to the cutwater.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-26" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CHADWICK</persName> </hi>. I was an able seaman on board the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi>—I was at the wheel at the time of the collision—about three minutes after I received instructions from the captain to keep a good look-out for the steamer—she had come to then—I saw her lights for about half a second, or something like it, just when she struck; that was all—I heard cries in the water about seven minutes after the collision—I heard the cries for about two hours—I heard Captain Tyrer say to Captain Dakin, "Good God! try and save my crew"—Captain Dakin replied, "Charity begins at home first"—I heard one party cry, "We are on a breaker, two of us; ship ahoy! try and save us"—that was about three-quarters of an hour after the collision—judging by the sound of the voices, I should say they were about 150 yards from the vessel—at the time of the collision there was about half a swell on; it was not very smooth, still it was not very rough—after the collision the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> drifted; the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi> drifted from the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer;</hi> the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> remained stationary; she was all about—she might have drifted; there was
<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi> current.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say how long after the collision Captain Tyrer was hauled on board; I don't know whether he was hauled on board—it was about seven minutes after the collision that he came on. board—I should say it was a very violent collision; there was a good deal of excitement and noise on board—the moment she collided I heard the men shouting that water was getting in the fore-foot—the men forward were shouting out, "Our fore-foot is making water"—I have been in the fore-foot—we have no iron door, we go through a hatch in the forecastle deck—when the men shouted out that die fore-foot was making water, our captain at once said, "All hands down, and secure the bulkhead"—</p>
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<p>I should say the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> was about seventeen to nineteen years old—the captain went down to the bulkhead, and hurried the men down with him—his attention was at once directed to the danger of his ship—they were down there over two hours; I don't know whether they were shoring up all that time; I was engaged in my own position, at the wheel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I did not help at all in the shoring up; I could not see them—I did not know of the jibboom banging against the side of the ship.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I should think the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi> took three or four minutes in sinking; after seven minutes I lost sight of her altogether; I saw Captain Tyrer with a flare in his hand, and when I looked again it was gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I should say it was about seventeen minutes after I saw the vessel go down that Captain Tyrer came on board—he could have been three or four minutes drifting the distance; perhaps she might be drifting towards us—I should say Captain Dakin was below about two hours—I saw him make the attempt to go below, but I could not see from the wheel that he did go; in my opinion he did go below.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-27" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN HOPLEY</persName> </hi>. I am an able seaman—I was on board the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi>, at the time of the collision—I was below—I came on deck at once—I saw the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi> for about a quarter of an hour—I heard cries about fifteen minutes after the collision from people in distress in the water—they lasted an hour and a half—I did not see Captain Tyrer hauled on board; I saw him on board—I heard the people in the water sing out, "Save me, save me"—judging from the voices, I should say they were twelve or fourteen yards off—lines were put out—when Captain Tyrer came on board I heard him say to Captain Dakin, "Save my crew"—Dakin replied that he had to look to his own ship first—I saw some men by the lifeboats; they were getting them ready for lowering—I heard the prisoner say, "Never mind the boats, we must look to our own ship first."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Immediately after the collision I heard shouting that the ship was making water in the fore-foot—I was stationed on the poop—it was a dark night—lamps were hung over the side and lines thrown out—the captain went forward; I don't know where he went to—I held out three red lights as signals of distress on hearing that the ship was making water.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I could not say if there was anything to prevent a boat being lowered—I have been at sea between six and seven years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The official log of the British Peer was put in and read.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-28" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am a marine surveyor, a member of the firm of Thompson and Lewis—on 12th March, 1891, I surveyed the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> at the East India Docks—she was twenty-two years old—the forepeak is 18 ft. long at the main deck, and the depth from the main deck to the bottom would be about 26 ft.—the length of the vessel over all would be about 235 ft.—the stem and all the bow plates were broken right away down from the main deck to within 5 ft. of the keel; that is about 21 ft. was all broken up—the ship had not been temporarily repaired; she was towed up to London; beyond what the sailors had done, only the bulkhead had been strengthened at Falmouth, and sails and other things had been put over the bows; it was an iron bulkhead—the jibboom and bow-sprit</p>
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<p>were broken right off and clean gone, and all the headgear and stays were gone—when she came into London the water in the forepeak was right up level until she was got into dry dock; it could not be pumped out until it ran out itself—the effect of a collision on the collision bulkhead depends on the strength of it; there would be a tremendous strain on the bulkhead as she rises—every time she pitched or tossed the water would rise to pretty well the height of the deck, and the greater the depth of water the greater would be the pressure on the bulkhead—if the door had been open the ship would have filled; no water had got into the cargo.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No water had got in—I said there would be greater pressure on the bulkhead when she was pitching and tossing—whether there was danger to the vessel or not would depend on the amount of water.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. There was nothing to prevent water getting into the forepeak; it was open, and water went in and out at its own pleasure.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-29" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHIVERS</persName> </hi>. I was second mate of the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> at the time of her collision with the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi>—at the time of the collision I was on watch on deck, standing aft on the poop, alongside the chartroom—we were going about 4 £ knots, and the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi> at about 10 or 11 knots—after the collision the prisoner called all hands on deck, and gave an order to lower away the topsail-halyards and clew up the sails—the effect of that was to keep the vessel stationary near the place of collision—I did not see the damage done to our ship till next day—we lowered the topsail halyards and clewed up, and I went up the topsail-halyards to help them; but before that I went into the forecastle and took off the forepeak-hatch, and had a look down, and saw the forepeak was full of water, and a lot more was rushing in—I think I sang out that she was filling up forward; that was when I was going forward—the next thing I heard the captain singing out for the carpenter and engineer to bring screws and bolts to bolt up the door in the bulkhead leading from the forehatch into the forepeak; the door is 2 ft. above the 'tween deck—the water was flying in then; every time the ship dived she threw some spray, but there was water above the 'tween deck in the foredeck—I did not go down into the forehatch—the chief officer was getting the boats clear for the swinging out—it would have taken between a quarter of an hour and twenty minutes to get the boat ready before we could have lowered it—it was a pretty heavy sea at the time; we had been under our lower topsails till noon that day—in my judgment it would not have been safe at that time to have lowered a boat—if the collision bulkhead had given way, or if the door had been open, the ship would have sunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It would not have been safe to lower the lifeboat, because there was too much sea on; it was a pretty heavy sea and a dark night—I think I could have seen lights a mile off—it was a very rough sea; it was not a swell, there was a sea—I do not think a man could have swum for half an hour in that sea and have saved his life—I should have gone in the boat if I had been asked, but I would rather not have been asked—if they had called for volunteers for the boat I should have made a step, but I should not think to have come back alive—I heard some cries for help—I did not see the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi> go down; I saw her at the time of the collision and for about a minute afterwards—</p>
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<p>I saw her blue light; that was the last thing I saw—I should judge she was four or five ships' lengths off when I last saw her; it is hard to say—I first saw Captain Tyrer at three next morning—the cries in the water lasted three or four minutes, or it might have been five, but I don't think it was over five—it was seven to ten minutes after we struck that I heard the cries; I was then on the topsail-yard—six or seven men went aloft with me; I could not say for certain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-30" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PBOCTOR</persName> </hi>. I am an able seaman, now on the
<hi rend="italic">Lord Clyde</hi>—I was an able seaman on the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> at the time of the collision with the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi>—I was in the second mate's watch, and was on deck at the time of the collision—immediately after it happened I went forward and lifted the forepeak hatch and saw the water rushing into the forepeak—I went aft and reported that the ship was making water—I did not see the captain; he was sent for first to see what the damage to the ship was—after that I and the carpenter and the engineer and the captain went down into the forehold to screw up a door in the collision bulkhead—the cargo did not come right up to the bulkhead—it took about half an hour to screw it up—at the time we were screwing it up the water. was just commencing to splash up to it—two of us screwed up the door, one the forepart and the other the after-part—the prisoner was with us during all the time we were attending to the door—after that I went into the lower hold to examine the collision bulkhead—I found it was leaking in two or three places—the prisoner gave instructions to get some 'tween deck hatches and put them up, and shore it up with spars—while engaged in this I heard the jibboom banging against the side of the ship as if it was going to knock a hole in the side—two or three of us said the captain ought to see that it should be cut away before anything else—I heard the captain shout orders to cut it away—at this time there was a heavy sea on—we did not come up from this shoring up until midnight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Six or seven of us were engaged in shoring up the bulkhead—there was a big heavy sea on; it was choppy; it was not half a swell, but a sea—I could not say whether a person could have swam half a mile in it or not; I should say that he could not—he could have kept afloat from ten minutes to a quarter of an hour—I don't believe that any man could have kept afloat for three-quarters of an hour or half an hour, because it was too cold, and because the sea was too rough—I should not have liked to go in the boat if I had been asked; I don't think I should have done so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The jibboom was knocking against the starboard side, the side nearest to the sinking ship; the wind was blowing against the other side, the port side—the jibboom knocked against the vessel as she moved up and down, and that might have stoved in the plates.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WATERS</persName> </hi>. I was a seaman on the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> at the time of the collision with the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi>—I was in my bunk—I heard someone shouting to come out, "Someone is coming into us"—I came out of my bunk, and went on deck, and ran aft towards the break of the poop, and then came back forwards, and found there was water increasing in the forepeak—I, heard our captain giving orders to the chief officer to clear away the boat—the chief officer set me to assist in doing that; it was the starboard lifeboat—it would take us a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes to get it clear, I daresay—while doing that I was called</p>
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<p>away by the chief officer—it was a big sea—it had been blowing; we were under small sail—if a boat had been lowered it would either have been smashed or not have returned—I heard cries a couple of times in the water, and threw a rope—I believe two men were hauled up; that was seven or eight minutes after the collision—when I was going up the main rigging our captain was going forward.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was coming out of the break of the forecastle when the collision took place; I was not on deck nor on the forecastle—I went on deck immediately after the collision—I saw the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi> after she wore round; I saw her for about five minutes; I had orders to attend to—I saw one man hauled over the side when I was in the main rigging; it would not be more than two or three minutes after the last time I saw the
<hi rend="italic">Roxburgh Castle</hi>—I did not give evidence before the Magistrate—it would have been dangerous to lower a boat, because the sea was too rough; there was too much of a heavy swell on—I do not think that a person could have swam for a quarter of an hour; it would be impossible without something to keep him up—the cries continued for within five minutes—that was before the man was hauled on board.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SPENCER</persName> </hi>. I am now a private in the Royal Dragoons—I was a seaman on the
<hi rend="italic">British Peer</hi> at the time of the collision in March—I was in the chief officer's watch, and was below when the collision threw me out of my bunk, and I ran out and heard a cry that our ship was sinking—I went back to my bunk and looked down the forepeak hatch and heard the water rushing in—two or three days before we had cleaned out the forepeak and painted it—in order to get into it we had passed through an iron door in the bulkhead, about a foot above the lower deck—that door had been left open so as to let the paint dry-after the collision, when I came on deck, I heard the second mate give Orders to take the sails in—I heard the prisoner's voice in the forehold giving orders, and going aft I saw the chief officer and some of the crew clearing away the starboard lifeboat—I was ordered to assist—ten minutes afterwards I heard some cries in the water—a rope was thrown over, and the master of the other ship was got in and taken to the cabin as soon as he got on board; and then another voice was heard, and another man was got on board—I then returned to the boat, and the chief officer told me to take my position in the boat—I did so, and then orders were given to go forward and cut away all the wreckage, the bowsprit and all the gear hanging over it broken—I assisted in cutting it away—during all this time the prisoner was below in the forehold—if the bulkhead door had not been closed, the ship diving, the water might have got in and the ship have filled.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It might have taken about four persons to close that door.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-596-18920627 t18920627-596-punishment-5"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE WILSON</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-597-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-597-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, To embezzling a post letter and six postal orders, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-597-offence-1 t18920627-name-36"/> H. M. Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-597-18920627 t18920627-597-punishment-6"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920627-598-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, To embezzling £10, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-598-offence-1 t18920627-name-38"/>H. M. Postmaster-General</persName> </rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920627-598-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-598-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to stealing, while employed in the Post Office, a post letter containing a steel chatelaine.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILCHER</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-599-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, To stealing a post letter and contents while employed in the Post Office.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920627-600-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, To forging and uttering a post office order for £10;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920627-600-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to altering a postal order for 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920627-600-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-600-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a warran't for the payment of £10, and altering the same; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920627-600-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-600-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to two other indictments for forging and uttering post office orders, and to a conviction of felony on April 11th, 1891.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-600-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-600-18920627 t18920627-600-punishment-9"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MAUN
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<interp inst="t18920627-601-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, To forging and uttering a promissory note for £1,500, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920627-602-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, To fraudulently removing certain stamps from a document, intending that use should be made of the same.
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920627-604-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-45" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA CLARK</persName> </hi>. My mother keeps a coffee-stall in Southampton Road, and lives at 24, Rochford Street—on 24th May I was assisting my mother, and the prisoner came to the stall about 9.45 a.m., and asked for tea and coffee and bread and butter, which came to fourpence—he gave me a half-crown—I put it in the till, and gave him 2s. 2d. change—there was no other money there—half an hour afterwards Mr. Bushell came up, and I purchased some greengrocery of him, and sent the coin to his house by one of his boys, who brought it back with a small mark on it, and I kept it till. the next day, when the prisoner came to the stall again, and said that he had heard about the coin being bad, and how sorry he was—I had spoken to several people about it—he gave me a good one, and I gave him back the bad one—I had not marked it or tried it, only on the ground—I had known the prisoner as a customer two years.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-46" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BUSHELL</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of 19, Lambeth Street, Kentish Town—on, I believe, 24th May, I called at Mrs. Clark's house, and in payment for goods supplied my boy brought me a half-crown—I did not like the look of it, and sent it back by the boy—it felt very light; I bit it, and it seemed soft.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-47" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BILLINGER</persName> </hi>. My husband is a baker, of 48, Chalk Farm Road—on 30th May the prisoner came in for two halfpenny buns, and gave me a four-shilling piece—I took it to my husband in the bakehouse, just through the parlour—I bit it on the way there, and it felt gritty—I believe this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is it—my husband went back to the shop with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. I can swear to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-48" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BILLINGER</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on the morning of May 30th she brought me a double florin into the bakehouse—I tried it with my teeth; it gritted and seemed soft, my teeth went into it—I took it into the shop and saw the prisoner—I said, "Where</p>
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<p>did you get this?"—he said, "A gentleman gave it to me for carrying a parcel; I am very sorry; I am quite unaware that it is bad"—a constable was passing the shop, and I held the coin up to him, and said, "What do you think of this piece?"—he came in, and I gave the prisoner in custody with the double florin—this is it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It did not pass into anybody else's hands.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On May 30, about 11.45,1 was passing Mr. Billinger's shop, and heard him say, "Where did you get this from?"—I stood in the doorway—the prisoner said, "I had it for carrying a parcel for a gentleman from Adelaide Road"; that is about 300 yards off—he did not say where he carried it to—I entered the shop, and Mr. Billinger showed me a double florin, and said, "What do you think of this? He has exchanged this for two rice cakes"—the prisoner said, "Don't lock me up"—I said I should have to search him; he said, "You need not, I have got no other money"—I took him into the parlour, searched him, and found eight florins and two sixpences in a little watch-pocket in the band of his trousers, all good—I took the coin to a jeweller and had it tested—the prisoner said, at the station, "I got the coins for carrying a parcel from Adelaide Road for a gentleman; I carry a parcel sometimes three or four times a week; I know the gentleman"—he afterwards said he did not know the gentleman—the inspector asked his address—he said, "I have got no home"—he asked him where he slept last night—he said, "In a lodging-house"—the bottom of Adelaide Road is 300 or 400 yards from where I arrested him, and the top is about half a mile.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this double florin is bad—one of the tests of a bad half-crown is its being gritty when tried with the teeth—its being light is another test.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that he received the double florin for carrying a gentleman's luggage, and that the other coin was not bad, only a little knocked about, and that he afterwards changed it.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-604-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering the double florin</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LEWIS SCOLA</hi> (54)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-605-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a counterfeit half-crown.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-52" type="given" value="EMILY SARAH"/>EMILY SARAH SELLS</persName> </hi>. I keep, a tobacconist's shop at Copenhagen Street, Islington—on 17th May the prisoner came in for half an ounce of shag, and gave me this half-crown—I gave him 2s. 4d. change, and he went away—almost immediately afterwards a detective came and made a communication to me, and I showed him the coin, which he put to his lips—he said something to me, and I put the coin by itself—about a quarter of an hour after he came back and marked the coin and took it away—on 25th May I picked out the prisoner at the Police-court from six other men; I was not quite sure at first, but when I heard him speak I was sure, and I am sure now.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-53" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CANHAM</persName> </hi>. I keep a newsagents and tobacconist's shop at 33, Camden Passage, Islington—on the 18th of May, between two and three o'clock, the prisoner came in for half an ounce of shag, and gave me a half-crown—I bent it in a tester, returned it to him, and said it was bad—he said, "Is it? I did not know that; I know where I got it</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-54" type="given" value="LOUISA MARY"/>LOUISA MARY ARDEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 108, Pentonville Road, and assist in my husband's tobacconist's shop—on 22nd May, about 2.45, the prisoner come in for half an ounce of shag, and gave me this half-crown—I gave him the tobacco and the change, and he left—afterwards a constable came in, to whom I showed the half-crown—I tried it on the counter, it rang and sprang—the constable bent it with his teeth—he took it away—just before six pan. I went to the Police-station and saw the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-55" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMBS SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E</hi>). On 18th May I saw the prisoner at White Lion Street, Clerkenwell, about two o'clock—I followed him to 33, Camden Passage, and saw him enter Mr. Canham's shop, and after a minute or two he left, examining a half-crown in his hand—I followed him to 108, Pentonville Road; he went almost directly there; going back a little through White Lion Street, he went into Mr. Arden's shop, and I saw him tender a half-crown—after he left I went in and asked Mrs. Arden to give me the coin—she handed me this half-crown; I put it in my teeth and bent it—I left the shop with the coin, and followed the prisoner to the corner of Bond Street, where I placed my hand on his shoulder, and said, "You are arrested for passing counterfeit coin"he said, "I got it from a man in the Strand yesterday, who I had a bet with"—I searched, and found 2s. 4d. good money on him—I handed him to another officer, who conveyed him to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G</hi>), On 17th May I was in Copenhagen Street, and saw the prisoner enter Miss Sells' shop about 12.16—when he came out I went in, and Miss Sells showed me this half-crown, which I tried with my teeth—I came out and followed the prisoner, but lost sight of him in White Lion Street—I returned to Copenhagen Street, and received the coin from Miss Sells; I marked it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These two half-crowns are counterfeit, and from different moulds—a good half-crown can be bent in a tester; it depends on the force required and the extent to which it is bent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, asserted his innocence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-605-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi>.—</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-606-offence-1 t18920627-name-59"/>Richard Aslet</persName> three shirts and a rug, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PIGOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MUNDAY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant warehouseman to the Fore Street Warehouse Company—on the 16th of this month the prisoner came there and selected a quarter of a dozen shirts at 42s. a dozen—I served him, and asked him who they were for—he said, "Tudor and Jinks, of Harlesden"—I had the goods prepared for him—he said, "Send them down soon, as I want to take them with me"—it was purely a verbal order.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-62" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY"/>ARTHUR HENRY GRENVILLE</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the rug department of the Fore Street Company—on the 16th the prisoner came and asked to see some rugs—he selected one at 22s. 6d.—I asked him who it should be entered to—he said to Tudor and Jinks, of Harlesden—he asked it to be sent quickly to the entering-room, as he wished to take it with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-63" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JINKS</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Tudor and Jinks, drapers, of High Street, Harlesden—I did not send the prisoner to the Fore Street Warehouse Company for goods on 16th of June—he had no authority from me to go there—he had been in our employ about three weeks, and left on 14th June—he had not been in the habit of ordering goods for us; he had no right to the possession of these billheads—he was a warehouseman in the dress department.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-64" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COFTER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to. George Pocket, pawnbroker, of 35, Gray's Inn Road—on the 16th June these three shirts were pledged with us for 58. in the name of James Ingram, 7, Gray's Inn Road—the person who took in the pledge is not here—this is the ticket given to the pawner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-65" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-name-65" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Betts and Boyce, pawnbrokers, of 66, Theobald's Road—this rug was pawned with us by the prisoner on the morning of 16th June for 12s. 6d. in the name of John Ingram, 10, James Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-66" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LYTHEL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On 21st inst. I received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest—I arrested him at Messrs. Crisp's, drapers, Seven Sisters Road, Holloway—he was in the shop, serving a customer—I said, "Ingram, I want to speak to you"—he came into the counting-house with his master—the three first witnesses were with me—I told the prisoner who I was, and told him the charge, and that the witnesses knew him—he said, "I know this one (referring to Aslet), but not the other two"—I read the warrant to him—he said, "I know him (Aslet) as belonging to the Fore Street Warehouse Company; I got these goods, to be paid for by Messrs Tudor and Jinks"—I took him to Moor Lane Station, searched him, and found on him five duplicates, among them the two produced—I said to him, "Why, these refer to the goods you had"—he said, "Yes"—I also found these two billheads on him—they were in a pocket book with the two duplicates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I went to Fore Street to get the goods for Tudor and Jinks, and they were to charge them to me, as I had a claim on them of £7 6s. 8d. for salary, being dismissed without notice.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-67" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JINKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). He was dismissed without notice—</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-606-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROACH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-70" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective P</hi>.). On 80th May I saw the prisoner in High Street, Brentford—I said, "You know me"; he said, "Yes"—I took him into custody on a charge of bigamy—I told him I was in possession of his marriage certificate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Inspector Morgan instructed me to arrest the prisoner—Mrs. Stokes had complained to the police, not as having committed bigamy—as far as I know the prisoner and Mrs. Stokes were living happily together—the prisoner was married to Theresa Elms in 1877—I have seen the certificate of her marriage with Thomas Russell—I have heard that the prisoner also married Emma Hollis—I have heard that Theresa Elms has since married another person—Mrs. Stokes was a widow when she married the prisoner—Theresa Elms and the prisoner were jointly tried at Northampton, and both were convicted of bigamy; the prisoner got three months and Elms two—when I arrested the prisoner he said, "I have suffered already; I have been put away by her friends"—he was a publican—I believe he was a bargee—he has been in custody a month—Theresa Elms is at present living at Stoney Stratford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. When I arrested the prisoner I told him I had made inquiries, and had been to the Registry Offices at Brentford and seen the certificate of marriage between him and Mary Ann Stokes, and that I also knew that his wife Theresa was alive—he said, "Yes, that is quite right; but remember I have suffered for one bigamy, and now I nave been put away by her friends and I don't care what you do with me; you can do what you like with me"—I obtained this certificate at the Registry Office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHURCH</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, and live at Deanshanger, Northampton—I know the prisoner and his wife, Theresa Elms—I was present on 11th March, 1877, when he was married to her as Theresa Elms, of Potterspury, Northampton, at a meeting-house—I saw her last Saturday; she was living with a man named Russell at Stoney Stratford—she and the prisoner had lived together, I believe, for ten or twelve months—I produce the certificate of the marriage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was best man at the wedding—they have not lived together for twelve years—I have not instituted these proceedings—I know he saw her about eight or nine years ago; he was along with me at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-72" type="surname" value="NORMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-name-72" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL NORMAN</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of police at Towsted,. Northamptonshire—I produce this certificate. (
<hi rend="italic">Of the marriage of John Stevens and Theresa Elms, on</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th March</hi>, 1877).</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-73" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY GOLD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Gold, of 4, Barley's Row, Brentford—I know the prisoner and Mary Ann Stokes—I was present at their marriage on 8th June, 1889, at the Registry Office, Brentford.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-74" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Harris, a labourer, of 12, Ely Road, Brentford—I was present on 8th June, 1889, at the Registry Office, Brentford, when the prisoner was married to Annie Stokes—I have not seen her here.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL WELL</hi> </persName> (27) and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY COLE</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-608-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-608-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> Forging and uttering an order for the payment of £3 8s.,</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-608-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> to which Cole PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. H. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920627-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920627-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM CLUTTERBUCK"/>WILLIAM CLUTTERBUCK SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am an oil and colour man at 686, Harrow Road—on 13th May Wells came in and asked me if I would change this cheque for £3 8s. for him—(
<hi rend="italic">The cheque was on the London and County Banking Company, Pentonville Road; May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">payable to Charles Wells</hi>)—it was endorsed when he brought it—I said I could not change it—he said, "Could you get it changed for me?"—I said I would try—I had known him for some time as an agent of Carter, Paterson and Co.—I said, "Is the cheque all right?"—the prisoner said, "Yes, I have had them before; they came from a friend of mine"—that was all that passed then—I got the cheque cashed within ten minutes after the prisoner left me by one of the Anglo-American Oil Company's drivers—I paid him an account of 11s. lid., and he gave me the difference—about three minutes afterwards the prisoner came back, and I gave him the change I had received, and made up the difference from my pocket, giving him the £3 8s.—I said in a careless way I hoped the cheque was all right—the prisoner said, "Yes, it is all right"—on 19th May I had the cheque back from the Anglo-American Oil Company, marked "No account"; and the same day the prisoner came in on his round directly after the cheque had been put on the counter—I called the prisoner across the shop and handed him the cheque, and asked him to look at it and to explain—he said, "I am very sorry; I believed the cheque to be good"; and he said he would try and get the money for me—I explained to him that I could not-possibly pay it myself—he went away promising to bring me the money—next day, the 20th, he brought me £2, and promised to give me the balance within a few days, as soon as possible—he came three times every day in the course of business, calling for orders and delivering goods—I asked him for the balance between 20th and 24th—on the 24th the police were in my back parlour—I saw the prisoner on my doorstep, and put my hand on his arm in a friendly way, and asked him to explain it—he told me to be b———, and got on his van and drove away—next morning I gave him in charge outside his residence—I went there with the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-78" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PALK</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Anglo-American Oil Company, Chalk Farm—I received this cheque from Clutterbuck Smith, and paid it into my bank, the National Provincial, Baker Street branch, through our carman—it came back marked "No account"—I took it to Mr. Smite, and while I was there the prisoner came in—I said to him, "Do you know the man who gave you the cheque?"—he said, "Yes, I knew him very well for two or three years; he was a traveller"; and I think he said where he lived—then the conversation turned upon how he should pay it—he said nothing more about the cheque itself—I went away, and heard no more about it—I have had the £3 8s. from Mr. Smith.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-79" type="given" value="FREDERICK HENRY"/>FREDERICK HENRY FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller, at 45, Sidney Terrace,</p>
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<p>Hornsey—I had an account at the London and County Bank, which was closed in 1886, I believe—some blank cheques remained in my cheque-book—this cheque is out of my book; I have the counterfoil—I gave the blank form to Cole, who asked me for it—it was very unwise of me to do so, and I am very sorry I did it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-80" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS FREDERICK"/>AUGUSTUS FREDERICK OUTRAM</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the King's Cross branch of the London and County Bank—we have no customer named Walsh, and we never had, so far as I know—on the 14th or 15th of May this cheque appears to have been presented, and sent back marked "No account.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-81" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Singer Manufacturing Company, Westbourne Grove—I know Cole and his writing—the date of this cheque is in his writing, but not the body of it, nor the signature, to the best of my belief.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-82" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT PERROT</persName> </hi> (448
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On the morning of 25th May I went with Smith to Wells's house—Smith said to him, "I will give you into custody for passing a fictitious cheque at my shop on 13th May"—the prisoner said,. "I paid you £2 of it; I am innocent, only I was
<hi rend="italic">mug</hi> enough to cash it for someone else"—I took him to the station, where he said, "My brother-in-law gave me the cheque to get cashed"—I cannot tell if Cole is his brother-in-law.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he cashed the cheque for Cole, his brother-in-law, not knowing it to be a fraud; and that after doing so he called, as he had done before, three times a day on Smith.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-608-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A detective sergeant stated that Cole had uttered nine cheques, amounting to</hi>. £26 11s., since about September last.
<hi rend="largeCaps">COLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-608-18920627 t18920627-608-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-609-offence-1 t18920627-name-84"/>Charles Herbert Hunter</persName>, and with receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-85" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-name-85" type="given" value="ROWLAND"/>MR. ROWLAND HILL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-86" type="given" value="CHARLES HERBERT"/>CHARLES HERBERT HUNTER</persName> </hi>. I am an articled clerk to a solicitor, and live at Cathay House, Eltham—on 6th May, between one and two, I was in the billiard-room of the Palmerston, Bishopsgate Street—I hung this coat on a peg there—after playing billiards I looked for my coat and could not find it—I communicated with the police—on the following Monday I saw it at Bull's, a pawnbroker's close by—it was worth £3—I don't remember seeing the prisoner in the room. (
<hi rend="italic">The evidence of this and of other witnesses was interpreted to the prisoner</hi>.)</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-87" type="given" value="OTTO"/>OTTO SESS</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 35, Campbell Street, Edgware Street—on 14th May the prisoner, whom I knew, sold me this pawnticket for 1s.—he said, "I have got a new coat in the pawnshop"—the same day I gave Sibst the ticket and the money to get the coat out—I waited outside the pawnbroker's while he went in—he came out without coat or ticket—I saw the prisoner the same evening, and asked him to go to the pawnshop—he said, "I will go next Saturday; I have got no time now"—he went with me the next Saturday—I remained outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-88" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER BULL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Bull, a pawnbroker, of 5, Bishopsgate Street Without—the prisoner brought this coat to pledge about two p.m. on 6th May—I knew him before as a customer—I advanced 6s. on it—certain information being given to me, I eventually</p>
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<p>communicated with the police on the 7th—Abbott found the owner of the coat, and brought him to me—on Saturday night, 28th, the prisoner came in to say he had pledged the coat, and sold the ticket to another German (I think he is in Court), who produced it—on the previous Saturday a young fellow had come in with the ticket, and said he wished to take the coat out; the coat had already been given to the police—when the prisoner came in on the 28th I told him to wait a minute, and I would see if I could find the coat, and I went to the Police-station and brought back a constable—when the prisoner was charged he said he had bought the coat in January or February in Houndsditch for 15s.—it is about one hundred yards from the Palmerston to our place, I should think.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-89" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BATSON</persName> </hi> (963
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On Saturday evening, 28th May, I was called to Mr. Bull's, where I saw the prisoner—Mr. Bull asked him where he had got the coat from; if he knew it was a stolen one—he said he did not—he said he bought it in February from a Jew in Houndsditch, and gave him 15s. for it—I took him to the station; he went quietly—he gave a correct address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-90" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FOULCHER</persName> </hi> (950
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was present at the station on 28th May, when inquiries were made, and the prisoner was searched—he said he did not know the Palmerston, and did not know where it was—he said, "I have never been there."</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-91" type="surname" value="MARX"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-name-91" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST MARX</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Palmerston—I have seen the prisoner there for three months—I have seen him standing among other gentlemen looking on at the billiards under the arches there—he has not played at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he had pawned two coats: first, one which he had bought in January, and pawned in the Commercial Road, and secondly, one which he had bought from a man in Old Broad Street for 3s., and pawned with Mr. Bull for 6s., and that he had never been to the Palmerston. He argued that if he. had stolen the coat he should never have returned to Mr. Bull's.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-609-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920627-610-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-610-18920627 t18920627-610-punishment-17"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR BAXTER</hi> (33)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-612-offence-1 t18920627-name-100"/>Rev. Archibald Down Shaw</persName>, and stealing two pairs of boots and other articles, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-name-101" type="surname" value="KEMP"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-name-101" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-612-offence-1 t18920627-name-101"/>James Kemp</persName> (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 931).
<hi rend="italic">It was stated that the prisoner had given all the information he could, and the prosecution desired to recommend him to mercy</hi>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-612-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920627-612-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-612-18920627 t18920627-612-punishment-19"/>Six Months* Hard Labour upon each indictment.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN PRICE WRIGHT</hi> (43)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-22-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-22-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, Feloniously marrying
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-name-103" type="surname" value="WHILDON"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-name-103" type="given" value="ELIZABETH MARY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-22-offence-1 t18920627-name-103"/>Elizabeth Mary Whildon</persName>, his wife being then alive.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-22-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920627-22-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920627-22-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-22-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-18920627 t18920627-22-punishment-20"/>—Three Days' imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED DARBY</hi> (58)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-614-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin after a conviction of coining.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920627-614-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-614-18920627 t18920627-614-punishment-21"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN THOMPSON</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-615-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, to wilfully damaging a plate-glass window, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-615-offence-1 t18920627-name-106"/>Sir John Bennett</persName>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-615-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-615-18920627 t18920627-615-punishment-22"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM LEONARD OSBORNE</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-616-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-616-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-616-offence-1 t18920627-name-108"/>Catherine Mills</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-616-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-616-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920627-616-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-616-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-616-18920627 t18920627-616-punishment-23"/>Six Weeks' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN POWELL</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-617-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-617-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to unlawfully obtaining £2 4s., 14s. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and other sums, of
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-617-offence-1 t18920627-name-110"/>Henry James Loe</persName>, by false pretences.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-617-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-617-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920627-617-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-617-18920627 t18920627-617-punishment-24"/>Three Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD ANDERSON</hi>* (29)</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18920627-618-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-618-offence-1 t18920627-name-113"/>William Thomas Reeves Knapp</persName>, and stealing goods to the value of £115;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920627-618-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to another burglary., and stealing a trunk and other articles, both having been previously convicted of felony.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-618-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-618-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18920627-618-punishment-25" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18920627-618-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-618-18920627 t18920627-618-punishment-25"/>Two Years' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PITCHER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-618-18920627 t18920627-618-punishment-26"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS HALL</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-619-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to obtaining £10 from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-619-offence-1 t18920627-name-115"/>Emily Naylor</persName> by false pretences.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-619-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-619-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-619-18920627 t18920627-619-punishment-27"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE STEVENS</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-620-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing two blank cheques, the goods of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920627-620-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-620-18920627 t18920627-620-punishment-28"/>Eight Months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18920627-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-18920627 t18920627-30-punishment-29"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED LEAIRD</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-622-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKJN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BALCHIN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Newton Arms, Newton Street—on Wednesday, 15th June, I served the prisoner with a glass of ale; he gave me a four-shilling piece—I put it in a glass with other silver, but there was no other four-shilling piece there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>. It was about six o'clock—you were there about a minute and a half—I had never seen you before—I gave a description of you, and a trap was laid for you—I swear to you—I did not mark the coin, and do not swear to it—on the Friday night when I came home my daughter said, "I have had him locked up, and I believe he is the same man that
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> you"—I should know you out of a hundred.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-121" type="given" value="GEORGE ALEXANDER"/>GEORGE ALEXANDER ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Ranelagh Road, Wood Green—on 15th June I was in the Newton Arms about eight o'clock—I had some refreshment, and paid with a half-sovereign, and in the change there was a four-shilling piece which I afterwards tendered at Islington to a barman, who called the manager, who broke it in my presence—I took the pieces back to the Newton Arms and gave them to Laura Balchin—I am sure it is the same coin—I had no other double florin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-122" type="given" value="LAURA"/>LAURA BALCHIN</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid to my father—on 17th June, about nine p.m., the prisoner asked for a glass of ale; my sister served him—he gave her a five-shilling piece—I tried it with some acid, and found it was bad—I said, "Where did you get it?"—he said, "In Drury Lane—I said, "You had better take it back"—he said he could not afford to</p>
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<p>lose it, and gave me twopence for the beer—I gave him the coin, but thought I had done wrong, and got it back again, and sent for a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I brought it back to you there was some acid on it—you said you took it from a bookmaker—you put it in your pocket, and took it out and showed to a young man, who put it to his teeth, and you said, "Don't bite it"—you were reading a paper while I was trying the money—you tried to get out, but I told you the door was locked on the other side—you said, "Don't lock me up"—I said, "Well, I shall"—you said, "I am willing to wait till the policeman comes"—I said that you answered the description my father gave me of the fellow who passed the bad four-shilling piece.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-123" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH AUSTIN</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee-house at 31, Catherine Street—on 27th May the prisoner and a girl had supper at my house—he gave me this four-shilling piece; I gave him the change, and put it into the till, where there was only eighteenpence—he was in the shop nearly an hour—I looked at him because the girl had very bad eyes—I have no doubt about him—I saw him three weeks afterwards at the station; I at first said, "I think that is the man,"and then I said I was sure of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were placed with several other men—the inspector said, "If you are sure, touch him,"and I touched you—I found it was bad when I lit the gas—I was not told what sort of man was locked up for passing bad money—I looked at you because I thought you were a very respectable fellow to be with such a girl.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E</hi>). On 17th June, about nine p.m., a constable brought the prisoner to the station, and Laura Balchin charged him with passing a counterfeit crown—he said, "I took it from a bookmaker"—I found on him a metal chain, a pocket-book, and a piece of coal—he was placed with nine other men next morning, and Miss Austin identified him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She pointed to you, and said, "I think that is the man."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—these two double florins and this crown are bad—the florins are from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I plead not guilty to the one on the 27th May, and I did not know the other was bad. I was at work on 27th May, when the woman says I was in her shop. "
<hi rend="italic">He repeated the same statement in his defence, and added that he received the crown in payment of a bet.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-622-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs>**</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-622-18920627 t18920627-622-punishment-30"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920627-623-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully committing an act of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROACH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-624-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-624-offence-1 t18920627-name-129"/>William Turvey</persName>, and stealing three. shirts and seventeen tame pigeons, his property, Miller having been previously-contacted.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MILLER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18920627-624-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18920627-624-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-624-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TUDOR-HOWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURVEY</persName> </hi>. I am a brush-maker, of Vine House, Lea Bridge</p>
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<p>Road, Hackney—I had forty or fifty pigeons in my stable—a lot of them were in cages—the coachhouse opens into the house, and the stable is only a few feet off; you can do it in two steps—on 23rd May, between nine and ten p.m., the pigeons were all right, and there were two shirts of my son's and my grandson's on a line—about eight a.m. I went to let the pigeons out; the loose ones flew out, and I did not notice that those in cages had been taken—I found the gate to the street unbolted; something had been driven in which broke the bolts right away, and they had fallen on the ground, and a piece of wood had broken right away—I missed seventeen pigeons—the men had put on one of the shirts and left a dirty one behind—these three tame pigeons (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are mine—they left the valuable ones.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-131" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LISLE</persName> </hi> (506
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On 23rd May, at 11.30, I saw the two prisoners in Pond Lane, a quarter of a mile from Mr. Turvey's, and said, "What are you doing so late at night?"—they said, "We are having a roam round"—I saw them again about 3.30 coming across the fields, carrying something dark between them—they went to a hoarding, and one got over, and in a few minutes returned again—when they saw me they returned in the opposite direction and hurried their pace—I caught them, and asked them what they were doing over the hoarding; they said they went to ease themselves—I met another constable and spoke to him—I took the prisoners to the station and returned to the hoarding, got over, and found seventeen pigeons in a sack; these are three of them—a candle was found on one of the prisoners—they were charged a week afterwards, and Mr. Turvey identified the shirts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Arnold's Defence</hi>. Miller got over the hoarding and showed me seventeen pigeons and three shirts, and gave me a shirt. I asked him Where he was going, and went with him.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">AKNOLD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-624-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MILLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18920627-624-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-624-18920627 t18920627-624-punishment-31"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY FORD</persName> </hi> (110 H). On May 28th, about one p.m., I was in upper East Smithfield, and saw the prisoner leading a horse and van laden with casks of butter—he saw me and left the horse, and dodged among the carts, but I caught him—he said he saw the horse walking along—the carman came up and charged him; I took him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-135" type="given" value="DAVID HENRY"/>DAVID HENRY BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Mason—the 26th May I was in Upper East Smithfield, in charge of a van and five boxes of butter; when I came back the boy said that the van was gone—I had. never seen the prisoner before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Both I and the van guard were away, and there was no one to prevent the horse walking away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-136" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEE</persName> </hi>. I was in charge of this van; I went away, and came back and found it going away; I followed it, and found the prisoner with it.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-626-offence-1 t18920627-name-138"/>James Pascoe</persName>, and stealing his watch and chain.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PASCOE</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 15, Hewitt Street—on 6th</p>
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<p>June, about ten o'clock, I saw the prisoner in Kingsland Road with two others, passing the Duke of York public-house; they made a jump at me and knocked me down; I got the prisoner by his coat—I missed my watch, and found a piece of my guard hanging down, but afterwards I found my watch in my pocket; I do not know how it came there, but I saw him take it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>: You asked me what was the matter, but you hid yourself behind the urinal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LYNCH</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, E Block, Earl Street—on Whit-Monday night I saw the prisoner and two other men dancing round the prosecutor, who said suddenly, "You scoundrel! you have got my watch," and they fell in the road together—he wrenched himself away from the prosecutor and got behind the urinal, and put his hat over his eyes and came back—I said, "You are the man who has done this; you have got the man's watch"—he said, "Me, sir! I am just going home to supper"—I spoke to a constable, and said, "You had better look after that man; he has got another man's watch,"and the constable went up to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you take the watch, or strike him, but you struggled with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-141" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FEATHERSTONE</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Weymouth Terrace, Hackney—I was coming up Earl Street, and saw the prosecutor hanging on to the prisoner's coat, who struck him off, and ran behind the urinal for about a minute—he came out and went into the crowd again, and Pascoe said, "I have lost my watch; I believe you are the scoundrel who has got it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-142" type="given" value="TERESA"/>TERESA CLARK</persName> </hi>. On 6th June I was in Kingsland Road with my young man, and saw the prisoner strike Pascoe*in the face and pull his chain—he reeled round and fell to the ground, holding the prisoner's coat—the prisoner ran behind the urinal and hid himself, and put his hat over his eyes—a crowd got round Pascoe, and the prisoner came out and pretended to be drunk, and went up to Pascoe and said, "What's up?"—Pascoe said, "You are the scoundrel who has just assaulted me"—he had his right hand closed—he wanted to get away, but a witness brought a policeman—he was close to Pascoe, he reeled up against him as if he was drunk, and Pascoe's chain was hanging down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you with a watch, but I saw your hand on the chain, and you drew the gentleman round with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DAY</persName> </hi> (390
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I. was called, and found Pascoe holding the prisoner—he charged him with stealing his watch and chain—he said he had not got it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi>. I never saw the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-626-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>GUILTY of assault, with intent to commit felony.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Worship Street on</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th August</hi>, 1889.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-626-18920627 t18920627-626-punishment-32"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">having ignored the bill.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-627-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner for
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<interp inst="t18920627-627-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-627-18920627 t18920627-627-punishment-33"/>Five Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-628-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs>*</hi> to embezzling £11 6s. 8d. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-628-offence-1 t18920627-name-147"/>Charles Kinloch</persName> and Co., his masters, after a conviction at
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<interp inst="t18920627-629-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Unlawfully receiving 480 watches, which had been obtained by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWABD"/>WILLIAM EDWABD PINDAR</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to the Waterbury Watch Company, Limited, 7, Snow Hill—on 10th July Heidenreich and Broski called, and Heidenreich said that Broski was a man with considerable means and a large export business, and he wished to purchase watches to export to the Balkan States—I said that we should only be able to supply him on condition that the goods should be shipped to the places he named, as we had agencies in all parts of the world—I made an appointment for him to see Mr. Rankin, the managing director, the next day, when they called again, and I introduced them. to Mr. Rankin—I was present at the interview, and this agreement was signed (
<hi rend="italic">Stipulating that the watches should be shipped to Roumania, Bulgaria, and Servia, under a penalty of</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for each watch told elsewhere</hi>)—on May 9th Mr. Lock called; he was an old customer; he brought the prisoner with him, who came in afterwards, and produced twenty-six watches—I told him Mr. Rankin was absent, and I could not find money enough to buy them till he returned, and arranged for them to come back at three o'clock, which they did, and in the meantime I communicated with the police—the prisoner said he had not enough money to pay his cab fare, and I gave him a sovereign, for which he gave me this receipt in the name of Jackson—I examined the watches, and compared the numbers with those which I had supplied to Droski and Heidenreich and found they were a portion of those watches—the prisoner and Lock returned at a little after three, and saw Mr. Rankin—Sergeant Pearce was waiting for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have many agencies throughout the world, but only one in England, which is at 435, West Strand—I had never seen the prisoner before—my suspicions were aroused by what Mr. Lock told me—even before they came into the shop I meant to trap him—it was true that I could not give him the money, but I should not have given it to him if I had had it—I do not know Mr. Gent-Heidenreich was convicted in November.</p>
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<persName id="t18920627-name-150" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-150" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RANKIN</persName> </hi>. I am managing director to the Waterbury Watch Company—on 11th July Mr. Pindar brought Heidenreich and Broski to my room—Heidenreich said that Broski was engaged in exporting watches to the Balkan States, and desired to obtain some from us—we agreed to supply them at thirty and sixty days' credit, with references, as they said that the money was coming from abroad—an agreement was signed that day for 480, value £254 14s.—I have got the numbers of them—this is the order (
<hi rend="italic">produoed</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">—they</hi> were furnished by Mr. Parker to Mr. Boss to pack—on the 17th Broski gave me an order for samples to be supplied for Odessa, where he said he was a large property holder—he said that the first lot had been sent abroad—I have got the invoice of the 17th for eighteen watches, and one single watch at 17s. 6d., total £19 15s. 6d.—the numbers of the watches were entered, and they were sent off—on 21st July Broski came and gave me an order for 216 watches, value £114 1s. 6d.—this is the invoice, and I have got the numbers of them—they were sent off—on the 22nd there was a further consignment, amounting to £27 7s., and on the 24th Broski called and gave me an order for 408 watches, value £200 11s., and said that they must be ready the following day for shipment to Roumania—they were supplied—I took the numbers; this is the invoice—on 28th July Mr. Freeman called and showed me 354 watches, which were a portion of the last lot delivered on the 25th—I bought them, and paid him £128 16s. 6d. for them—I had sold them for £152, that was 15 per cent, less, four days afterwards—in consequence of what he said I applied to the police, and Heidenreich was arrested—I did not see Broski again—I wrote refusing to give further credit, and Broski paid me £95 on account, for which I supplied him with watches value £200 odd—I was present when Heidenreich was tried in this Court last November—on May 9th Mr. Pindar came to me, and I saw the prisoner at my office on Snow Hill—Pearce was present—the prisoner produced twenty-six of our watches in a parcel, and this one from his pocket, which made twenty-seven—he said he obtained them that morning from a man named Farrell at the General Post Office, and paid him £15 for them; that Farrell resided in Donald Street, Holloway, and offered to go there with me—he said he lived in Newington Causewâś——Sergeant Pearce then took him in charge—he said that Farrell had watches worth £50 or £60—I afterwards saw 690 watches at the Police-station, and compared the numbers—they were portions of the first three lots supplied to Broski up to July 21st, and were worth £360 or £370.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Another jury has convicted Hendenreech—I never saw the prisoner or heard his name at that time—I have received 691 watches out of 1,130; we bought 354 from Mr. Freeman—there were nearly 1,000 altogether, and the other 130 we have not had back—Broski gave us some admirable references, but they were all victims the same as ourselves—I have not seen him lately—Louis Brackman has absconded; he is the prisoner's brother—I think the prisoner said he got the watches from Farrell that morning; I will not swear to the absolute words—I think Sergeant Pea roe took a note of the conversation—Broski described Farrell as a young man about twenty-five, with fair complexion, fair hair, and slender—I left the room once or twice to identify the watches, and Pearce may have heard more, than I did; I do not think he left the room—I have no feeling in this matter—I took the numbers of the watches at the station, and compared them with the entries made by Mr. Parker.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He said he obtained the watches from Farrell, who he had seen that morning, and to the best of my re collection he said he obtained them from Farrell that morning—the usual course is that the orders are sent out to Mr. Pindar, the clerk, who sends them to Mr. Parker, who sends them to the packer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROSS</persName> </hi>. I am a packer, in the employ of the Waterbury Watch Company—on 15th July I packed and delivered four cases containing watches to L. Broski, 231, Commercial Road East.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PARKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Russell, a pawnbroker, of 120, Old Kent Road—on 4th May the prisoner pawned a silver Waterbury watch with me in the name of Jackson, 97, Stafford Street, for 10s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It might have been Stamford Street—I had never seen him before—I do not think he had a light coat on—I am about five minutes' walk from 262, Old Kent Road.</p>
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<persName id="t18920627-name-153" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-153" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SPRUNT</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 254 and 256, Old Kent Road—on 4th May the prisoner pawned a silver Waterbury, watch with me for 15s. in the name of George Jackson, 104, Stamford Street—I have it here—I believe Mr. Rankin saw it at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No doubt persons pawning very often give a false address—this is the watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Sergeant Brewer called, and I immediately gave notice that we had one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CUTTS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Frederick Wells, a pawnbroker, of 362, Old Kent Road—on 4th. May the prisoner pledged this watch (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) for 12s., in the name of Jackson, 94, Stamford Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is silver and keyless, and is worth 22s. or 23s. H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">RANKIN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have seen the watches produced by the last three witnesses; I identified them before the Magistrate as part of the watches supplied to Broski.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-155" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOOK</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of 78, Tottenham Court Road—on 5th May the prisoner, who I did not know before, came and wanted to pledge a silver Waterbury watch for 12s.—I said that we did not take in pledges, and directed him to the nearest pawnbroker—he then offered me the watch for sale for £1, and said he paid 35s. for it—I said that 308. was the price they were usually sold at—I gave him 15s. for it; it was new—next day he came again with a traveller named Gent, who I had had dealings with, and offered me six Waterbury watches for sale—I said, "You were here yesterday, and said nothing then about having these"—he said, "I only sold that watch then because I wanted to get to know the value"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—he said, "I bought them from a dealer"—I said, "Are there any more?"—he said, "Yes, there are about £60 worth"—I said, "What do you want for them?"—he said he would take 17s. 6d. each—I said it was funny, if he sold one for 15s., to raise the price for a quantity—he said he could not take less—I said, "They would not be worth more than 12s., buying a quantity"—he said, "Why, the Waterbury Company would give more than that"—I said, "Why don't you take them there and sell them?"—he said they would not buy them from him, he was not in the trade—I said, "You had better tell me the lowest price you will take, and I will submit the matter to them"—he said he would take 5 per cent, less, but 17s. 6d. was the price—I said, "Who am I to buy them from, you or Mr. Gent?"—he said, "You will buy them from Mr. Gent"—Mr. Gent</p>
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<p>said, "You had better write to me at Hatton Garden"—I did not know the prisoner's address; he did not give me any name—he said, "How soon can you let me know?"—I said, "Not till to-morrow"—he said„ "Can't you let me know this afternoon?"—I said, "There will not be time"—they then left, and I communicated with the company the same day—the prisoner called next day, and said, "You are going to have the watches?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I will go and get them now"—that was Saturday—I said, I can only pay you by cheque, and I suppose you want the money?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Then you had better bring them on Monday"—he said he would, and came in a cab on Monday, and brought about £25 worth of watches—I said, "Will you want to be paid for them now?"—he said, "Yes"—I said. "You had better come with me to the Waterbury Company and get the money"—he said, "You said you would pay for the watches"—I said, "Yes, but the "Waterbury Company are buying them, and you must come there to get paid for them; here is your cab at the door, we can quickly get there"—he took the watches and went with me, and on the* way he said, "They won't do anything to me for having the watches?"—I said, "Well, if you got them honestly you have nothing to fear"—he said, "I bought them and paid for them"—I asked who he got them from—he said, "From a man over the water"—I said, "Well, we will get paid for these, and then we will go and get the remainder,"because he said there were £60 worth altogether—he said, "Well, you can't get them to-day, because the man is out of town; when we get there I shall say I got them from Gent"—I said, "You will do nothing of the sort; you will say where you got them from"—on arriving at Snow Hill I saw Mr. Pindar first, and afterwards introduced the prisoner—we went away, and returned in an hour, and saw Mr. Pindar and Mr. Rankin—Pearce was present—the prisoner said he bought the watches that morning of a man named Farrell outside the General Post Office—I am quite sure he said "that morning"—he said he knew the man, but did not know where he lived, and had no receipt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave no name on the first day, and I did not ask him for one on the second—I believe Gent is a respectable man; he is traveller for a firm which I deal with—I have bought watches before of men who came in in a casual way, but not Waterbury ones—he told me that Mr. Gent was going to get half-a-crown out of each watch, and if I did a certain amount of business he would give me the half-crown instead of Gent—I put the watches behind my counter, and we went off to the Company together—Pearce and another officer were there—I did not ask him Farrell's address—I only bought one watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. When he said he got the watches from a man over the. water, he did not say from Gent—Gent brought him to me, and introduced him, and said he had six watches for sale; but the prisoner said I was to buy them from Gent—I had not suggested that anything could be done to him for being concerned in the watches.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-156" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE BRACKMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Louis Brackman, the prisoner's brother, and live at 47, Ronald's Road, Highbury—Bertha Brackman is the prisoner's and my husband's sister—I have seen Samuel Heidenreich once or twice at my husband's mother's house, but not at the prisoner's house—in October and November last year I was living at 12, Witherington. Road—that is near Ronald's Road—Bertha Brackman came there at the</p>
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<p>end of October or the beginning of November, and brought half a dozen boxes—I didn't know what was in them—they were afterwards taken to 47, Ronald's Road, and the police took them away, three from the coal cellar and the rest from upstairs—I had them opened, saw that they contained watches, and gave them up to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know where my husband is now; there is a warrant out against him—I believe the prisoner lives with his mother in Amherst Road, Hackney—he has only been to my house once—I was then ill, and he came to see me—I never knew that he saw the watches, but he has seen the boxes; I was in bed—I had them opened once, and they were nailed down again—my husband was present when they were opened, no one else—I know it was the prisoner who brought the police to my house—I am a Christian, and my husband is a Jew—the prisoner in a Jew—I have not at all times been very friendly with his family; there was a disagreement between us—I do not know what relation Heidenreech is to my husband—I was present at the interview in Ronald's Road when the prisoner brought the police there—I do not know the prisoner's writing—I think this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is my husband's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I last saw my husband write on the day the boxes were taken from the house, May 9th—I have never seen him since—the prisoner sat on the boxes—we were all sitting in the kitchen.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-157" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PEARCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). I had the conduct of the case against Heidenreech at the trial here on November 16th and 17th. (
<hi rend="italic">See Vol. CXV., page</hi> 18)—I saw Bertha Brackman here—I saw the prisoner with her on January 21st at Leman Street Station; that was the first time I saw him—they came there, and the prisoner asked for all the property belonging to Heidenreich, but I told him I could only give him up a special contract note of a watch and chain—Bertha Brackman said she was a cousin of Heidenreich, and was engaged to be married to him, and that the prisoner was her brother—I gave the prisoner the special contract note, and he gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I saw him write it in this book, which is kept at the station—it is "Louis Brackman, 66, Englefield Road, Canonbury"—on 9th May, about 2.30 p.m., I went to the office of the Waterbury Watch Company, and shortly afterwards the prisoner came in—I saw him in Mr. Rankin's presence, and took the conversation down at the time—I said, "Will you explain how you became possessed of the watches?"—he said, "I got them from Mr. J. Farrell, who I met outside the General Post Office bout 10.30 this morning, for £17"—I said, "Do you know where Farrell lives?"—he said, "I don't know his address; it is somewhere in Newington Causeway"—I said, "We are police-officers, and shall take you in custody for receiving watches knowing them to have been fraudulently obtained"—he repeated his statement, and added, "Farrell told rue he had bought up a lot of watches cheap, and asked me to buy them at 12s. 6d.; I agreed to buy them; I have sold only one to Mr. Lock, for which he paid me 15s."—I asked if he could find Farrell—he said, "I can take you to him; I do not know his address; it is somewhere in Newington Causeway"—we started to find Farrell, and in Aldersgate Street he said, "Well, the whole thing is blown; I may as well
<hi rend="italic">come the lot;</hi> we must go to Donald's Road, Highbury"—I understood that to mean that he would tell me all he knew—we went there to No. 27, where his father</p>
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<p>lived, and in the kitchen I found three oases of watches—I saw Minnie-Brackman, and in the coal cellar I found three cases containing watches—I also found about three dozen in a drawer in a bedroom on the first floor—I took him to Leman Street Police-station, where he was detained—when he was charged he said, "I have nothing more to say now"—I asked him his name at the company's office—he said, "William Jackson, "but he gave the name of William Brackman at Snow Hill—I found a Waterbury watch on him, and a prescription in Russian or German, with the name of Heidenreioh on it—I did not hear Donald 's Road mentioned at Snow Hill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made this note during the conversation—it did not strike me as important that he said he got the watches that very morning—I understood him that he got them from Farrell, who he met that; morning—there is a warrant out against Louis Bracknell; it was applied for on May 10, the day after the watches were found—I have never seen him since—he was a lodger at the house at Highbury where the watcher-were found; the prisoner never lived there—I am informed that Louis Brackman is his elder brother; I have never seen him to my knowledge—I know nothing against the prisoner—Louis Brackman was not present at Heidenreich's trial, but Bertha was—this note is accurate as far as is goes, but I did not put everything down—somebody has told me that this is a prescription—Heidenreich's name is Samuel; this is not Samuel, it is "Hew"—I do not know the Hebrew for Jackson—about twenty minutes after he gave the name of Jackson he gave the name of Braokman—I did not hear all he-said to Mrs. Brackman at the house—she was ill, and he asked me to let him speak to her before I saw her—she was well enough to be downstairs—we went into the first floor from,—I found some watches in the kitchen and some in a drawer in the bedroom occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Brackman—she opened it and gave me the watches; he was down in the kitchen at the time—"I will
<hi rend="italic">come the lot"</hi> is not the expression of old thieves—I should not be very much surprised if his Lordship used it, it is an expression anybody might us—Tasked the prisoner at the station if he could give me any assistance and he told me he would do all he could—it was through his information that 691 watches were recovered—he told me his brother Louis had been ill—I believe Louis is a furrier in Jewin Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, My note does not contain everything that was said; it does not mention that he gave the name of William Brackman—I thought I knew his face, and he recalled to my mind the fact of his having gone to Leman Street Police-station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-158" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CANNON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H</hi>). I was with Pearce at Snow Hill when the prisoner was arrested, and heard him give his name, William. Braokman—I was out of Court, and did not hear him say anything about seeing Pearce before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-629-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-629-18920627 t18920627-629-punishment-35"/>Nine Month' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 29th, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Robert Malcolm Kerr, Esq.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-630-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to three indictments for forging and uttering cheques for the payment of money.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18920627-631-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-631-offence-1 t18920627-name-163"/>John Walsh</persName> and with another person; and exposing himself in a public place.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-631-18920627 t18920627-631-punishment-37"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-632-offence-1 t18920627-name-165"/>Rosina Alice Bayes</persName>, a girl under sixteen.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-632-18920627 t18920627-632-punishment-38"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>. And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18920627-633-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £80, with intent to defraud</rs>; also
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<interp inst="t18920627-633-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to obtaining £4 by false pretences, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-633-18920627 t18920627-633-punishment-39"/>Four Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried in this Court this day, see Surrey cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COUET</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-634-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18920627-634-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-634-18920627 t18920627-634-punishment-40"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES GRAHAM</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18920627-635-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-635-offence-1 t18920627-name-170"/>William Morris</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-635-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-635-18920627 t18920627-635-punishment-41"/>Six Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Surrey cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COUET</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 30th, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-636-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forging and. uttering a cheque for £4, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY HODGSON</hi>. I am an inquiry agent, of 4, Harmer Street, Finsbury—on 23rd May, about eleven p.m., I was in Aldersgate Street, and saw four men on the edge of the pavement; they divided, and two stood in front and two behind; the one on the right side made a snatch at my chain, and it broke—it was a large double gold Albert, with trinkets attached, and a silver lever watch in my left pocket, and a pedometer in the right; he broke the right-hand portion of the chain, and ran up a court—the prisoner stood on my left, touching me and covering him—I stopped to pick up the bar of my chain, and then ran up the court after the four of them—three of them stopped half-way up the court, and I stopped too; they then ran again—this is my chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the trinkets are here, they were hanging from the bar, and the pedometer was left in my pocket—I returned into Aldersgate Street and tried to find a constable, but could not—I returned to the court and met Alder, and we went to Shaftesbury Place, but did not see the prisoner; we then went into the court, and I saw him standing there, and said,</p>
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<p>That is one of them"—he ran up Shaftesbury Place, and the policeman and I followed him, but lost him in the court—the policeman went to a house and fetched another constable—a woman opened the door, but I did not go in—it was the first house in Shaftesbury Place—the piece of chain I lost was worth over £4—I am sure the prisoner is the man, I identify him by his height, his prominent cheek-bones, and his nose and features.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>. You were not standing with your back
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> the lamp-post and your arms folded, when I came up—I was in the court for a minute or so before you made your appearance—no one was boxing when I got into the court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He was not there when I went into the court, but I went under the lamp-post, and observed him against the lamp-post.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On 23rd May I was on duty in uniform in Hamsell Street, 500 or 600 yards from Aldersgate Street, and saw four men running—they came near me, and three of them passed me at a walk—the prisoner was one of them; I had seen him before—I went into Maidenhead Court, and Hodgson complained to me—I went to Charlotte Place, and saw the prisoner come there alone—Hodgson said, "That is one of them"—the prisoner heard that, and ran into 23, Shaftesbury Place, and closed the door—I had some difficulty in getting in, but I got another constable, and a female opened the first floor window and said, "There is no man here,"but Mrs. Seymour opened the door, and I went in, and the prisoner opened the room door—he said, "I was in bed"—he had his coat and boots off—he"said, "You don't want me for boxing?"—I said, "No; I want you for being concerned with others in robbing a gentleman"—he said, "Oh, if you don't want me for boxing I can get out of the other"—I took him to the station, but found nothing on him—he said he had just got up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not stop you, because I did not know what you were running for; I thought you were larking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he had been boxing, and went home at</hi> 10.10.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defend</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-175" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK NEGUS</persName> </hi>. I am a manufacturing chemist out of employment; I am in Herring's, of Aldersgate Street—I live at 12, Shaftesbury Place—I was with the prisoner on this night; I don't know the date—we were at the King's Arms at 8.10, and at 10.10 we were at Shaftesbury Place, and my brother went' and got the gloves, and the prisoner and I commenced boxing—Alder, the policeman, came up, and Hodgson pointed to the prisoner and said, "That is one of them"—the prisoner ran away with the boxing-gloves on—this was about 11.5.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner a long time—George Negus is my brother, and Alexander and John Brown are friends of mine—we went to the King's Arms about 8.10, and left and began boxing about 10.10—I was with the prisoner all the evening; I met him at the bottom of Shaftesbury Place about 8.5 with my brother and the two Browns, and went with them to the King's Arms—before that I had been with another friend, Joseph Newton—he is not here; he is' at work—Emily Shears and another young woman, whose name I do not know, went into the King's Arms with us, and left with us—they are not here—they stood at the bottom of the place about three minutes—</p>
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<p>they saw us get the gloves—my brother fetched the gloves from our house, and I boxed with the prisoner from 10.10 till 10.55, when the police and the prosecutor came up the place—I heard the prosecutor say, "That is the man,"pointing to the prisoner, who ran away because he thought the policeman was coming to stop the boxing—I had not time to run away, but I got the gloves off—the policeman was between us and the entrance to the court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-176" type="given" value="ALEXANDER WILLIAM"/>ALEXANDER WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am porter and packer to Stephenson and Blake, of 22, Shaftesbury Place, Aldersgate Street—I was with the prisoner on the night of 23rd May—I first saw him in the King's Arms about 8.45—we stopped about an hour and a half, and then went to Shaftesbury Place—we were talking for a little time, and then George Negus proposed boxing—I stood by the lamp, and said, "You had better stop boxing; a policeman is coming"—a policeman and Hodgson came up, and next morning I found the prisoner's gloves in my back yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not a friend of the prisoner—I am a brother of John Brown, and went with him to the King's Arms, and found the prisoner there—before that I had been with my aunt and my brother at the Raglan—I left off work about seven o'clock, and met my brother in Aldersgate Street about eight o'clock—I had met my aunt before that Fred Negus boxed with the prisoner—I did not hear the prisoner propose boxing till the gloves were brought—I heard Hodgson say, "That is the man"—the prisoner was the nearest to the policeman; he walked away first, and ran afterwards, because he was boxing—I never saw anybody taken up for boxing—Fred Negus had not time to run away; there was a dead wall, and he would have had to run to get past the constable—we left the public-house about 10.10, and came up in groups of two and three—Fred Negus had the gloves on when the prosecutor came up; ho had not time to take them off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JURY</hi>. The same pair were boxing about twenty-five minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEGUS</persName> </hi>. lama wire-worker, and live in the same house with my brother—on 23rd May I met the prisoner at 8.45, and we went to the King's Arms, Aldersgate Street, and then to the bottom of Shaftesbury Place—he proposed boxing, and I went and got the boxing gloves—he and my brother Frederick put them on—Hodgson and a policeman came up the court, and Hodgson said, "That is one of them"—the prisoner went up the"place with his arms folded, and Hodgson ran after him—the policeman followed; I lost sight of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We came out of the King's Arms about 10, 15, and passed Maidenhead Court and the bottom of Shaftesbury Place—I left work at 830, met the prisoner at 8.45, and did not lose sight of him till he ran away—I work at Cock Lane. Smithfield—I went home before going to the Kind's Arms—I found Fred Negus, John Brown, and the prisoner in the King's Arms—it is not true that I went there with them at 8.10—I did not leave work till half-past—I was in there about an hour and a half—Miss Shears and a friend of hers, Miss Eva, were with us—they left before we did; I am quite sure of that—they did not leave with us—I saw them at the bottom of Shaftesbury Place; they remained there a few minutes—they were not there when the boxing went on—the prisoner proposed boxing; not I—he asked my brother to box with him—they boxed till about 10.20—you can go to the King's Arms from</p>
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<p>Shaftesbury Place without passing through Maidenhead Court—Shaftesbury Place is no thoroughfare; it does not open into Maidenhead Court—the two females left before us, and we met them again afterwards—I was surprised to see the prisoner run away; I did not think he would run away when he was only boxing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am an oilman, of 23, Shaftesbury Place—on Monday evening, 23rd May, I met the prisoner in the King's Arms about nine o'clock, and left with him about 10.20, and walked to Shaftesbury Place—we passed the bottom of Maidenhead Court, but not through it—the prisoner then proposed boxing, and George Negus went and brought a pair of boxing gloves—Fred Negus put on one pair, and the prisoner the other—they were boxing about twenty minutes, and a constable and Hodgson came up the place—Hodgson said, "That is one of them,"and with that the prisoner ran up the place, and the constable followed him to the door where he lived, and asked for him—he said, "Are you going to take me for boxing?"—he said, "No"—I did not hear the constable tell him the charge, because they were in the passage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a brother of Alexander Brown, and work at 32, Aldersgate Street, but I have been away since; I am working now at Black wall, at Mr. Pearson's—I left work at eight o'clock that evening, and met my aunt, Mrs. Miller, and my brother; he was standing with her outside the shop where I used to work—I went with her and her daughter and my brother to the Baglan, and after nine o'clock I went into the King's Arms with my brother—the prisoner was there, and George and Fred Negus, and one. or two others whose names were not given at Guildhall—the prisoner's Wife and another young woman named Eva were there in the next bar—we all left together about 10.20—I think the young women left after us, as I did not see them leave, but they came up to the place after us—we five men walked together—the other men might have seen the young women at Shaftesbury Place without my seeing them; I don't know whether they did—the prisoner first proposed boxing, and George Negus fetched the gloves—they boxed rather more than twenty minutes—they began about 10.30 or 10.35; not before 10.30—it would be wrong to say that it was 10.10—when the prisoner ran away I waited till the policeman ran up the place, and I walked up after him and stood at the comer for, I daresay, ten minutes—the prisoner ran away because he had been boxing—Fred Negus could have run away, but I don't think there was any need—he was not in a worse place for running away than the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I ask you whether you think it was me who did it, and whether you think I am guilty of it; I was not in sight at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18920627-638-offence-1 t18920627-name-180"/>William Smither</persName>, and stealing a chain, a purse, two bunches of keys, and £4 in money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COLLINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITHER</persName> </hi>. I am a carrier, of 1, Well Street East—on June 9th, about eleven o'clock, I was in Leman Street, and was seized from behind, kicked on my ankle, and thrown down, my pockets emptied, and my watch and chain and eyeglass taken, I had £3 or £4 in my</p>
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<p>purse—I got the keys back; they were registered in the Key Bureau—one loose key was picked up on the spot; the inspector pave it to me—several people wore round me—I cannot recognise the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was alone—the first thing I felt was an arm round my neck—I was kicked very badly on my ankle—I have not seen my watch and chain again—there were not many people about—I am rather deaf, and people might follow me without my hearing it—I was very much stunned by the fall.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am a cellarman, of Fanshawe Street—I was in Leman Street on this night with Mr. Connor, and saw Mr. Smither in the distance, and half a dozen men surrounding him—I saw him thrown down, and we helped to pick him up and take him home—I picked up a walking-stick, a hat. a cigar, and a handkerchief, and my mate picked up the prosecutor's hat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no idea who knocked him down—the prisoner was without a hat at the station—I was twenty or thirty yards off when Smither was knocked down—I did not see Sarah Angelo there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920627-name-183" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-183" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CONNOR</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 75, Oakley Street—on the night of June 9th I was with Rose; I was not close enough to see Smither knocked down, but I saw three men surrounding him; he was lying on his back—the prisoner was struggling to get away from him—the prisoner's hat fell off as I went to take him, and I picked it up and kept it, and said to the inspector, "I have got his hat"—he went away, and the inspector went after him and took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Other people came up when they heard the inspector's whistle—two persons ran away, and the prisoner would have got away if I had not held him till the inspector came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The inspector went after him, and caught him in Cartwright Street, 200 or 300 yards from where Mr. Smither was knocked down—I caught the prisoner for a moment, but I could not look after the hat and the master too.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H</hi>). I was in Leman Street, and saw a scuffle outside the Brown Bear—I ran across the road, and saw Mr. Smither on his back on the pavement; his waistcoat undone, and the prisoner kneeling on his left side, with his right hand in Mr. Smither's trousers pocket, and another performing another operation on the left side—there were several men and women there—I caught hold of the prisoner and the other man by their collars, one with each 'hand, but they wrenched themselves from my grasp, and the prisoner ran down Leman Street; I pursued him; he was without a hat; he ran down an archway on the left side—I caught him again, but did not get a proper hold of him, and he slipped from my hand, and ran along the archway again, and along Royal Mint Street—I whistled, and called, "Stop thief!"—he ran into Glasshouse Street, and another officer stopped him—he said, "Don't choke me; I have done nothing"—I had not lost sight of him—Connor gave me the hat; I gave it to the prisoner next day at the station; it fitted him, and he wore it at the Police-court—I did not see him throw anything away, but he might have—Constable Tittle gave me this key; he was there when the prisoner was caught.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Several men were round Mr. Smither, and they all ran away—I did not see where the others went—I gave the hat to the</p>
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<p>prisoner in the dock, and he examined it and put it down by his side—seven or eight or more people, including some women, were standing round Smither when he was on his back—I was the first person who caught hold of the prisoner—I did not see anyone else catch hold of him—I did not notice Sarah Angelo there—nothing was found on the prisoner which he was accused of stealing—the constable simply caught hold of him by the arm, and he said, "Don't strike me; I have done nothing"—neither of us had got him round the neck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I chased him from the first, and never chased anybody else—there were not more people when the scuffle was going on; the thing was so quick—as soon as I caught hold of the two men the seven or eight people who were there ran in all directions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18920627-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18920627-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18920627-name-185" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ANGELO</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Philip Angelo, a French seaman, and live at 208, St. George's in the East—on the night of 9th June I was in Leman Street, and saw the prisoner there—he struck Mr. Smither, who fell down; he winded him—I saw a man pick him up—I asked him if he had lost anything—he said his watch and chain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was frightened to go before the Magistrate next day because I was threatened—I have seen that sort of thing before in that neighbourhood—I was frightened because there was such a crowd—when I was before the Magistrate I did not say that the prisoner winded Mr. Smither—he was down on his knees after he was struck—no one else was down on his knees—I did not see anybody catch hold of the prisoner; he ran—I did not see Mr. Connor or Mr. Hose—there were not so many as seven or eight people outside the Brown Bear—I did not see the prisoner disappear round a corner—I saw another one running.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I was threatened the same night and the next morning if I went up what they would do for me—I have been threatened quite recently, but not to-day—I know the east part of London well, and have often seen people knocked about there—I was frightened.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">R</hi>). On the night of June 9th I saw the prisoner pursued by the inspector, and saw him stopped—I searched the ground he ran over, and found this key outside a coffee-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18920627-638-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY**!</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on 23rd November</hi>, 1885,
<hi rend="italic">of stealing a watch from the person, after a previous conviction</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-638-18920627 t18920627-638-punishment-43"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 30th, 1892.</p>