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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>KNILL, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOL. CXVII.</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, November 14th, 1892, and following days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-1" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GAINSFORD BRUCE</hi>, Knt., one of the Jus
<lb/>tices of Her Majesty's High Court of Justice; Sir
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-2" type="given" value="JAMES CLARKE"/>JAMES CLARKE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Knt., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-5" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT TYLER</persName> </hi>. Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-6" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HART</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-7" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-7" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P.,
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-8" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-8" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-9" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-9" type="given" value="VAUGHAN"/>VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-10" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY WILKIN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEARD</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE ROSE"/>GEORGE ROSE INNES</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KNILL, MAYOR. FIRST 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, November</hi> 14
<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="t18921114-1-offence-1 t18921114-name-14"/>Millicent Low</persName>, and stealing 7s. 6d.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-16" type="given" value="PERCY MORTIMER"/>PERCY MORTIMER WELLOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a coal. merchant, of 5, Harvey Terrace, Wood Green—on October 20th, about ten minutes to eleven, I was on a bicycle in Wolf's Lane—I saw the last witness—she made a communication to me—she appeared to be very excited, and crying—I did not notice her dress—sue gave me a description of a man, and pointed out a direction—I followed in that direction in search of the</p>
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<p>man—I saw a lady and gentleman walking, and then I saw the prisoner—they were the only persons I saw in the lane—the prisoner had reached about a quarter of a mile, and near the main road—I said to him, "I want you; you have just robbed a young lady"—he said, "You must be crazy"—I went in search of a policeman—the last I saw of the prisoner was when he was going across the fields to Edmonton—when I first saw him he was slinking along close to the hedge, turning and looking back to see if he was followed—I next saw him in the custody of a plain-clothes constable—I have no doubt he is the man; he was not carrying a parcel when I first saw him—when I saw him in custody he had a parcel.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-17" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FINDLAY</persName> </hi> (199
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On October 20th, about two, I received a description of a man from Wellock—I afterwards met the prisoner near the bottom of the hill—I apprehended him—I said, "I shall take you into custody on suspicion of attempting to commit a rape and highway robbery on a young lady at one this morning in Wolf's Lane"—he said, "It is a mistake; I was not up there"—I took him to the. station—he was searched in my presence—2s. 7d. in money was found on him, and in the parcel was a second-hand pair of trousers and home tobacco—the trousers were neatly rolled up, as if they had just been purchased.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-18" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS BARNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>), I was in charge of the station at Wood Green on 20th October at half-past two in the afternoon, when the prisoner was brought there—I called in six working men, dressed similar to the prisoner and about his height, and placed him among them—I then fetched Miss Low; she looked at the man and identified him immediately, without any hesitation—he was then charged—he said, "I am not guilty, I was not there"—Wolf's Lane had been mentioned—what he said was, "This is all for nothing, it is a mistake; I have not been in Wolf's Lane to-day; I have just come from Edmonton"—he said that before the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-19" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUSH</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Sevenoaks beer-house, Wood Green—I know the prisoner; he had lodged there for a few weeks—on the morning of 20th October I was upstairs looking out of window, and I saw the prisoner leave the house, from ten minutes to a quarter-past ten—I saw him go down White Hart Lane and turn into Wolf's Lane, and then I lost sight of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I can say this, that I was up at Edmonton at half-past ten, and bought a pair of trousers there, and goes home."</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-21" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am entry clerk to Walter James Glenister, trading as Sanger and Sons, medicine vendors, in Oxford Street—on the afternoon of 28th October the prisoner came to the shop and produced this order for 1 doz. Siegel's, Beecham's Pills, and other things, purporting to be signed by J. Stenson—I examined the order, and noticed that it was not in Mr. Stenson's writing—I took it to the head clerk, and communicated with him—the prisoner was waiting in the passage—</p>
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<p>after waiting about ten minutes he asked if the order was ready—I went and spoke to one of the partners, and they were making inquiries—I came back to the prisoner and told him the order was not quite ready, we were rather busy—he waited for a minute or two—one of the partners came down and asked if he came from Mr. Stenson—he said "Yes," and afterwards he said he wished to pay for the things, and he moved towards the pay-box, which was near the door—he rattled a few coins, and then made a sharp walk towards the door—one of the partners stopped him in the roadway, and he was brought back—I said inquiries were being made, and he sat down and waited, and Mr. Glenister gave him into custody—these order-forms are supplied by us to the trade.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). The prisoner was given into my custody—he made no remark—on toe way to the station he said, "I done it, but it can't be helped."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> The order was given me by a third person. I had no knowledge it was forged.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-3-offence-1 t18921114-name-26"/>Hon. Hamilton John A. Cuffe</persName>;</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-3-offence-2 t18921114-name-27"/>Augustus William West</persName>; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to having been previously convicted at the Surrey Sessions in July, 1889.
<hi rend="largeCaps">COURTNEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SUTCLIFFE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18921114-3-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-3-18921114 t18921114-3-punishment-4"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAYMAN</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-4-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing a letter and money, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-4-offence-1 t18921114-name-29"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921114-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AMY KIRBY</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-5-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to three indictments for unlawfully attempting to obtain a sovereign by false pretences;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t18921114-5-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-5-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing three sovereigns from different persons, and to a previous conviction of felony.**</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921114-5-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-5-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE CLARKE</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-6-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-6-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to two indictments for burglary.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921114-6-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-6-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GRIFFITHS</hi> (56)</persName>
<rs id="t18921114-7-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18921114-7-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-7-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for the payment of £6 2s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. C. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-33" type="surname" value="AMBLER"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-33" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS AMBLER</persName> </hi>. I am sheriffs officer for Liverpool—on 15th September I drew this cheque for £6 2s., and enclosed it in a letter to Messrs. Wills and Watts, of 53, Carter Lane, St. Paul's; it was not then endorsed—I think I posted the letter myself; I would not be certain—the date of the cheque has now been altered from 15th to 25th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner. I</hi> don't know if it is your endorsement on the cheque; I do not know your writing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLS</persName> </hi>. I trade as Wills and Watts, of 53, Carter Lane, St. Paul's—I open all letters addressed to the firm; I am the only member of it—this cheque from Mr. Ambler never came to me—I did not endorse it—the prisoner was never in my employment; I know nothing of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know if you endorsed this cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I am secretary of the Children's Hospital, Paddington Green—on 30th September someone, who I believe is the</p>
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<p>prisoner, brought me this cheque for £6 2s., drawn in favour of Wills and Watts; he said he had come from Wills and Watts, who had been authorised by the drawer of the cheque to pay us a subscription of two guineas, and he said, "I daresay you can manage the difference"—the prisoner was in my office about five minutes before the change was given to him—I looked at him and at the cheque—I gave the prisoner £4 change—about a month afterwards, when the detective came, on the day I went to the General Post Office, I gave a description of my recollection of the man, without any suggestion from anybody—I said, age about fifty, grey hair, thick moustache, thickly built, of ex-butler stamp, height 5 ft. 8in. or 10 in., frock coat, silk hat, fairly good address, scarfpin, with a small pebble, I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crest-examined.</hi> I believe you to be the man; I am pretty certain—when you were placed with men at the Post Office I went round the first time and looked at everybody, and failed to recognise you; then I went round again, and failed the second time to recognise you—then I asked the detective to ask the men to button up their coats—the men did so—you had assumed a peculiar attitude; you seemed to have drawn yourself in, which gave you a peculiar appearance, and you seemed also to drop your jaw, and looked different, but I had an idea you were the man—your coat was buttoned up when you came into my office—when it was buttoned up at the Police-court I recognised you—I noticed your voice—when you spoke there was a certain gesture about you—when you gave me the cheque it was endorsed; I did not see you endorse it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> His voice did not recall anything to me particularly—I hardly think I should recognise the pin he wore.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-36" type="surname" value="MOXON"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-36" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOXON</persName> </hi>. I am a police officer, specially stationed at the General Post Office—in consequence of a number of losses of letters in the City, I was entrusted with this investigation—I traced this cheque for £6 2s. as having been paid through the Children's Hospital, and in consequence of that I saw Pearce, and received a description from him—on 25th October I saw the prisoner in the Fulham Palace Road—I told him who I was, and that he answered the description of a man wanted for forging and uttering cheques which had been stolen from letters going through the post, and it was my duty to take him to the Post Office and place him with other men, so that persons who had been defrauded could see whether he was the person—he made no reply—I took him to the General Post Office, where Mr. Pearce identified him—after his identification I searched him, and on him I found this bill of exchange, drawn by Messrs. Burbage on the Ceylon Tea Company, for £23 14s. lid.—the prisoner said he had found it two days previously in the street, near Victoria—he was going to advertise it—that was not necessary, seeing that the name was on it—it had been enclosed in a letter of 8th September, and should have been delivered on the 9th—when I searched the prisoner's lodgings I found this pin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bill of exchange was in an envelope—a third of it was nearly torn off; it has not been touched—it was in the same condition as it is now—it did not look as if it had been lying in the street or road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W.H. PEARCE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I cannot say if this is the pin the man who came to me wore.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-37" type="surname" value="AYRES"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-37" type="given" value="JOHN CLAUDE FAXON"/>JOHN CLAUDE FAXON AYRES</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to the Ceylon Tea and Coffee Company—in September I was in the Isle of Wight—on 8th September, at Brixton, Isle of Wright, I posted this bill of exchange to London; it was addressed to George Edwards, Ceylon Tea and Coffee Company, 5, Muscovy Court, Cornhill—it was never delivered—when I was away it was the duty of Edwards to receive letters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-38" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am in the employment of the Ceylon Tea Company, Muscovy Court, Cornhill—during September Mr. Ayres was in the Isle of Wight, and I received letters—the letter containing the bill of exchange for £23 never reached me—I had sent the bill to the Isle of Wight, and so I knew it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called the following witnesses.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-39" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-39" type="given" value="KATE SOPHIA"/>KATE SOPHIA FORSYTH</persName> </hi>. I am ironer in a laundry at 39, Moleswar Road North—I recollect the last day of September; it was Friday—I thrashed my little girl on account of you sending her errands and not getting her father's dinner ready—you opened the door to my husband, and said you had sent my little girl for half a pint of beer, and liver or sausages—you live underneath us and are quite a stranger to me, only that my little girl goes errands for you and minds your baby—on the day previous there was a disturbance in the house over your wanting to buy furniture of a man who was leaving—you had paid a deposit of 30s.—I could not say you went out on 30th September—I was not at home all day long—in the afternoon you took your wife and baby out—I think that was the first and only time your wife went out with you—I have been at the house about seven weeks, and you had been there only a week or fortnight before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prisoner's name is John Griffiths; all his letters were addressed in that name—I work at my ironing away occasionally—it was the only time I thrashed my little girl, once in September; it was the last time I and my husband had an angry word, and that was over his dinner—I went on the last day in September to get a basket of shirts to iron for my sister, and was absent from half-past eleven to half-past one; it was the only day I did any ironing for my sister—I took the shirts home in the evening at half-past nine—I first saw the prisoner about half-past eight or a quarter to nine on 30th September, when I took down the baby and a bottle of milk—at a quarter to ten I gave him his daily paper—I saw him at a quarter past eleven; he then had on a light coat and no waistcoat—I did not see him after that till nine in the evening—my little girl, who is between eleven and twelve, was in the room and saw him at two: she was not at. School because she was ill with her throat—the man the prisoner had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with about the furniture is a conductor on the trams, and had only been living there three weeks—the row lasted from Tuesday to Thursday—I had nothing to do with it, I only know what I heard—my husband is a carpenter and joiner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. H. PEARCE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the prisoner</hi>). I could not say the exact hour you called on me, but it was before two o'clock—I think it was between eleven and twelve; it was in the morning, before the forenoon.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-40" type="given" value="AUGUSTA"/>AUGUSTA DAWS</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Yeldom Road, Fulham Palace Road—you and I have been living together—I remember the 30th September, Friday, because we went to Pimlico together about a quarter past four p.m.; it was the only time I have ever been to Pimlico; we took my</p>
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<p>baby, and we called at the White Horse, and the barmaid warmed the milk for my baby—the day before there was a quarrel about the purchase of furniture; and you told me about running to King Street, Hammersmith—I swear you did not go out of the house on the morning of the 30th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told the policeman I was the prisoner's wife; I have lived with him as his wife since last June—the prisoner is not the father of my baby—I never lived with a man before—my child is illegitimate—I had no occasion to gee my living before I fell into disgrace—I knew the prisoner as John Griffiths—he worked for the Manchester Life and Burial Insurance Company, which has offices in Cheapside—the chief superintendent, Mr. Golding, lives at Hammersmith—as a rule the prisoner went out every day, sometimes at one time, sometimes at another; I could not swear to the time; sometimes he did not go out till between two and three—I went to Bow Street when this case was before the Magistrate—I did not offer to give evidence; I was too late—on Friday, September 30th, I sent the little girl to get me half a pound of liver or half a pound of a usages—she is too young to come and give evidence; I don't know her age—she is Mrs. Forsyth's child, and she has to stay and mind my baby—she was beaten on that day because she did not bring me the liver—her mother says she was beaten because she went out for me instead of getting her father's dinner; that is perfectly correct—the prisoner did not go out till a quarter-past four in the afternoon, and I said he might as well take me, and we went together; and it was the last day of the quarter, and he told them that it was the last day of the quarter, and that they had better pay now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mrs. Forsyth wanted to join her two children to the society you were canvassing for, and you made the remark that this was the list day of the quarter, the 30th September, upon which people ought to join, to be free to participate in the benefits, without waiting for another quarter-day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. No one is here on whom we called on that afternoon—I have not had the means to go and see them; my baby has been ill.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY GOLDING</persName> </hi> I am an insurance superintendent—you have been employed by my society, the London and Manchester Industrial Assurance Company, as collector and agent for about a year—our chief office is at Southwark Exchange, in the Borough—I live at Agate Road, Hammersmith—it is usual for you to call every Friday evening at my office to pay in what subscriptions you had collected during the week—on Friday evening, 30th September, you called at my place—people who joined in the week in which the 29th September was were allowed to date back to the Monday previous, and it is usual to impress on people to join at the end of the quarter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had a reference with the prisoner when he came to us about a year ago, and we had also a security from a lady of independent means, Miss Millington, of Hammersmith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, denied any knowledge of the matter; he contended that it was a case of mistaken identity, and stated he had picked up the Sill of exchange in the street.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921114-7-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>** to
<hi rend="italic">a conviction of felony at this Court in January</hi>, 1884.
<hi rend="italic">A Police Sergeant attached lo the Post Office</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">staled that the prisoner woe one of the most expert letter-boxthieves.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-18921114 t18921114-7-punishment-8"/>Ten Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIMMONDS</persName> </hi> (252 H). On October 21st I had the prisoner Ballard in custody, at 12.20 a.m., on a charge of intoxication—Braithwaite followed us and said that it served her right, she should have gone away when they wanted her to—she gave her address at the station, 33, Ernay Street—I went there with Studd and saw Mrs. Hamilton, the landlady, who pointed out a room to us which was unlocked, but I had a key which the inspector had given me and it fitted—we searched, and in a kettle on the hearth I found these forty-nine counterfeit shillings wrapped in paper, all in one lot—I found ten pieces of metal under some coals in a cupboard, a quart of sand, and a crucible containing metal, two metal spoons on the mantelpiece, and a cup containing black powder, two packets of cyanide of potassium, two packets of silversand, and some glass-paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Braithtwaite.</hi> I had hold of Ballard by one arm and the other constable by the other—she laid on the ground and you were leaning over her, and when we took her away you followed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-45" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY STUDD</persName> </hi> (372
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I went with Simmonds to 33, Ernay Street, and saw him find these articles—on 24th October we went again, and found a complete mould in the dust-hole; it has been used for making shillings; also several portions of moulds, one bearing the impression of a florin and a portion of plaster of Paris.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-46" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER PICKLES</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the Commercial Street Station—on 21st October I searched Ballard, and found this shilling, and sevenpence and a key, which I gave to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-47" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE HUNTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 83, Ernay Street, Stepney—Ballard lived there for six weeks before she was taken into custody, with a man who hired the room—I never saw Braithwaite there—I pointed out the room to the police on October 21st—they brought a key with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-48" type="given" value="ELI"/>ELI CONTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On 21st October I took Braithwaite in custody, and said, "Do you know Jane Ballard?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "She is in custody for uttering and manufacturing counterfeit coin; you will be charged with her"—he said, "All right; I am done"—I took him to the station, and found a small piece of white metal in his inside coat pocket, 1s. 6d. in good silver, and 1 1/2 d.—he said, "You must have put that piece of metal in my pocket"—he gave no address, but I had heard it, and after he was charged I went to 33, Ernay Street, and in the second floor back room I found a file with white metal on it, three pieces of copper wire, a piece of plaster of Paris, a piece of cyanide of potassium, a pair of scissors, a box containing three pieces of caustic, apiece of sand-paper, some lampblack, and two duplicates, one bearing</p>
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<p>the name of
<hi rend="italic">John</hi> Braithwaite, which is the name I know the prisoner by—I saw Mrs. Eales give the shilling to the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-49" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WINTLE</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Charles II. public house, Lant Street—on October 2nd, about 7.30 or eight p.m., I served Braithwaite with a glass of ale—he gave me a shilling; I tried it in the tester, bent it, and told him it was bad—I gave a portion of it to the detective—he was alone—I have seen Ballard in the house once with Braithwaite, a fortnight before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-50" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD WINTER</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Elder Tree public-house—on October 2nd the prisoners came in together; Ballard ordered half a quartern of rum, and gave me 1s.; I tried it, it bent, and I gave it back to her, and told her it was bad—Braithwaite stood against the door—he had some drink, but she had none of it—she paid for the rum with good money, and they left together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ballard.</hi> You did not go out with him; he went first, and you next—you did not stop ten minutes to drink the rum.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTEE</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">The one found on Ballard.</hi>) is bad—these forty-nine shillings are all counterfeit, and of different dates and moulds; some of them are from the same mould as the one uttered—this is a mould for shillings, and here are other pieces of broken moulds—all the articles found are used in making counterfeit coin—most of these coins are unfinished—this is a third of a counterfeit shilling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Braithwaite's Defence:</hi> On 2nd October I called for a glass of ale, and put down a shilling; it was broken. If I had been guilty I should have walked out of the place. About three weeks afterwards I went to the Elder Tree, and saw this young woman there, and a policeman took her in custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-53" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Eales, a confectioner, of 20, Leader Street, Chelsea—on October 17th the prisoner came in for change for a shilling—I looked at it; it seemed good; I gave her the change, and gave the coin to Mrs. Eales—in consequence of what she said I went out and found the prisoner half an hour afterwards—I said, "The shilling is bad"—she said, "All right; I. will go down and tell Mrs. Kapper"—she went back to the shop with me, and I asked her to give me another shilling for it, she said she had not got one; but she could go and change one at the Royal Oak public-house—Mrs. Eales gave it back to her, and she went to the Royal Oak and swore that she got it there—I went there with her—she then came out and went to Mrs. Wade's, No. 22, in the same street, and said she had got it there, and that somebody had picked up another shilling and given to her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SANDERS</persName> </hi> (63
<hi rend="italic">BR</hi>). I was on duty in Leader Street—I went with Edwards to 17, Oakham Street, and saw the prisoner there—I told her what information I had received—she said, "I can't take it; I can't be the loser of it"—she told me that Mrs. Castle gave her the shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-55" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET CASTLE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Castle, of 17, Oakham Street—on 17th October, about 5.30 or 5.45 p.m., I gave the prisoner a</p>
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<p>good Jubilee shilling, and sent her to get a pint of oil at Mr. Hollis's—she brought it to me at 11.30—there is another oil shop opposite.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-56" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WADE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Hollis, of 22, Leader Street—I served the prisoner with some oil, price 1d.; she paid me with a shilling, which she placed on the counter—I took it up, bent it in my mouth, and told her it was bad, and she left—at the time she put it down there was no other coin there—she came back a few minutes afterwards, paid 1d. for the oil, and took the can away—I gave her the coin back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the time you were in the shop a man put down a shilling.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-57" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Leader Street—on 25th October I was in Mr. Hollis's shop, and saw Wade serving the prisoner with some oil—she put down a shilling; there was no other coin on the counter—Wade took it up immediately, and said, "This is a bad shilling"—the prisoner said she would get change, and went out of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. SANDERS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On October 17th Mrs. Eales handed me this coin in the shop (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This shilling is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I laid down a Jubilee shilling beside another man's shilling at the oil shop, and Mr. Wade took up the other man's shilling instead of mine; I think he must have done so."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and I gave him 2s. 3 3/4 d. change—there was only 1s. in the till after I gave him the change—Mrs. Evans took the half-crown out of the till five minutes afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-62" type="given" value="RUTH"/>RUTH EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of David Evans, of 22, Great Peter Street—on October 13th, in the afternoon, Mr. Wakeley made a communication to me—I went to the till and found this bad half-crown—I gave it to Mr. Wakeley.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-63" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WAKELEY</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 29, Great Peter Street—on October 13th, shortly after two o'clock. I was outride my shop and saw the prisoners come from St. Peter's Chambers—I knew them before—they went by my shop—Bottrill went into Mr. Evans' shop and Milliner remained outside with some bread in his hand—they joined—I went into my shop, and Milliner came in and bought some bread and meal of my wife, which came to 3d.—he gave her a half-crown—I examined it and found it was bad, and said to Milliner, "This is a bad piece"—He said, "Is it? give it to me"—I handed it back to him—he paid me in bronze, and joined Bottrill, and they went away together—I put the coin to my teeth; it was very light, and felt rather greasy—I did not see Bottrill again till after he was arrested—they went to the lodging-house, which is only two doors off—I went to Mrs. Evans, who showed me a half-crown, and sent for the police, and I said in Milliner's presence, "This is the man who passed the bad half-crown"—he went down the steps of the lodging-house—I ran after him—he ran into the lavatory,</p>
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<p>and tried to put something into the basement where they wash—I took hold of him, and went back to the constable, who refused to go down—I then went to Rochester Row—I afterwards went down with the deputy, but did not find Milliner—I gave the coin to Inspector Watson.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective A</hi>). On 11th October Inspector Watson handed me this half-crown—I went to Mr. Wakeley's shop, and afterwards to St. Peter's Chambers, and found Bottrill standing outside—he came towards me and said, "Do you want me governor?"—I said, "Yes, the girl says you passed a bad half-crown at her shop"—he said, "Yes, I did, but I did not know it was bad; another man gave it to me"—I found a farthing on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-65" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective A</hi>). On 13th October, about 10.15 p.m., I was with Watts in Wandsworth Road and saw Milliner there—I said, "I believe your name is Morris Welch?" he said, "No, it is not; you have made a mistake; my name is Jackson"—I said, "I am a police officer, and shall take you in custody for being concerned with a man named Bottrill in uttering a bad half-crown in St. Peter's Street"—he said, "You have got me for somebody else; I know nothing about any half-crowns"—he had a number of people with him and threatened us with violence—he said, "If you don't let me go I will kick your b——guts out," and clenched his left fist and said, "I will knock your b——brains out"—I called a cab—he said, "If you put me in that cab I will kick the back out"—I said, "Then you will walk"—he was taken to the station, put with eight others, and identified—he said to Wakeley, "When you discovered it was a bad half-crown did not you give it to me back and I paid you 8d. for the goods?"—he said, "No."</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bottrill's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was not standing outside when Milliner went in with the half-crown, I was standing on the steps of the lodging-house, I called the constable. If I had known it was a bad half-crown I would not have changed it; it was a mistake."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EPHRAIM JAMES FROST</hi>* (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-11-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/> to feloniously receiving the same.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Both Discharged on Recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PETER TUCKER</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-12-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-12-offence-1 t18921114-name-71"/>Isaac Goulston</persName>, and stealing two coats and other articles.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-12-18921114 t18921114-12-punishment-14"/>Nine
<hi rend="italic">Months Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921114-12-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE STOCKDALE</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-13-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>**† (28), to stealing a pair of boots, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-13-offence-1 t18921114-name-73"/>Thomas Baxter</persName>,</rs> having been convicted at; West Ham on May 17th, 1892.—
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<interp inst="t18921114-13-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-13-18921114 t18921114-13-punishment-15"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921114-13-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-13-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BROWN</hi>** (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-14-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, to receiving two cloaks and other articles the property of
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-75" type="surname" value="WATKIN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-14-offence-1 t18921114-name-75"/>Mary Ann Watkin</persName>, knowing them to have been stolen having been convicted at this Court in the name of
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-76" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-76" type="given" value="na"/> Davis</persName>, on March 9th, 1891.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18921114-14-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-14-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-18921114 t18921114-14-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t18921114-14-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18921114-14-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-14-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">IGNATIUS DE RIGNY DEANE</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-15-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to committing an act of gross indecency with
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Spittle</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months Bard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BOWDLER WILSON</hi> (54)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-16-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to three indictments for embezzling £111 3s. 2d. and other sums of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-16-offence-1 t18921114-name-80"/>Warehousemen and Clerk's Permanent Building Society</persName>, his masters.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a high character
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-18921114 t18921114-16-punishment-18"/>Discharged on Recognisances</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t18921114-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL JAMES WAY</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-17-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to embezzling £22 and £40 of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-17-offence-1 t18921114-name-82"/>Lord Colville of Kinross</persName> and others, his masters;</rs> also
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<interp inst="t18921114-17-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to falsifying the books of his employers.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM EVANS</hi> (27)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-18-offence-1 t18921114-name-84"/>Henry Meyer and Co</persName>., and stealing a locket and other articles; also to a previous conviction of felony in 1890;</rs> also
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<interp inst="t18921114-18-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>to breaking and entering another warehouse.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">COX</hi> </rs> (41)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921114-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>*, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-97" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman—on 3rd November, about halfpast ten p.m., I was standing in Crown and Shears Place, Leman Street, smoking my pipe, and the prisoner and five men ran me into the back yard and got me down; I struggled with them—they robbed me of eighteen ships' discharges, and tore my ring off my finger—I have scratches where I was held by the wrists—I reckoned altogether they robbed me of £3 10s.—they tried to take off my boots, but pulled the soles off instead—I was considerably injured; I have a strain in the groin that I 'am afraid I shall not get rid of for a while—the men went away afterwards, and a few minutes after a constable came along and I' spoke to him; I was trying to get my trousers up, for the men tried to get the clothes off my back—I am sure the prisoner is one of the men—I went round to see if I could see the men, and I saw the prisoner in a publichouse bar, close to where this happened, just across the road—I called a constable and gave him into custody, and told the constable what had happened.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I went to the Crooked Billet public-house, Tower Hill, with Hudson, who pointed out the prisoner as the man who assisted in robbing him, with several others—when I told him he would have to come to the station he said, "I shan't come"—another man in the bar said, "Go along, Bill"—I took him to Seething Lane, where he was charged—I searched and found 2d. in bronze on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am quite innocent of the charge."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTEE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-103" type="given" value="BARNET"/>BARNET LAVINE</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor at 101, Turner Street—at 9 o'clock p.m. on October 22nd I went out, leaving a little girl, Annie Williams, and my children in the house—the front-room window was shut, I cannot say whether it was fastened; and the shutters were closed, I cannot say if they were bolted—at a quarter to ten I came back—I found a policeman in my doorway and a lot of people round the house, and I was told to go to the station—I went and saw the prisoners and charged them—I missed from the house a silver watch, which has not been found—it had been in a wash-hand stand drawer in the room of which the window was quite open when I got home—all the rooms the men had been in were ransacked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Roach.</hi> I am quite sure the window and the shutter of the room from which I missed the watch were closed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 9.30 p.m. on October 22nd I was on duty in Turner Street, and when passing No. 101 I saw a light burning and two men inside in the ground-floor room, which is about 4 ft. above the ground—there is no garden in front—the men were searching about—I watched and knocked at the door—I got no answer—I pushed up the window and asked them what they were doing there—they made use of obscene language to me and told me to mind my own business, and asked what it had to do with me—by that time a crowd of people had got round; other constables came up—the girl came up from below, and when the prisoners heard steps in the passage they made for the window, and we pulled them out of the window and took them into custody—I took Roach—he made no reply—the prosecutor afterwards came and charged them at the station—they made no answer to the charge—I have searched for the watch, but have found no trace of it—there were no marks on the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Roach.</hi> You were sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">HR</hi>). On this night I went to 101, Turner Street—I saw both prisoners there, standing in the front parlour—Bell was there—I took White, and asked him what he was doing there—he said, "I have come here to have a
<hi rend="italic">kep</hi>"—that is a slang term for a cheap lodging—they appeared to be sober—they showed no violence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Roach's statement before the Magistrate;</hi> "The window was open; we were in drink, and did not know what we were doing."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Roach, in his defence, stated that they were drunk, and teeing the window open went in to have a cheap kep, with no bad intention.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-25-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18921114-26-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the delivery of two pruning knives and other articles.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-107" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Veitch and Sons, nurserymen, florists, and seedsmen, 554, King's Road; we sell all gardeners' tools—on Friday, 4th November, the prisoner, whom I did not know before, came and produced this order: "November 4th.—Messrs. Veitch.—Please supply two gardeners' aprons; two pruning knives, ivory handles; two bedding knives, No. 24; and charge the same to us.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">WINSETT AND SONS</hi>"—Winsett and Sons deal with us; I knew them by name, as customers, they had an account with us—I let them have the goods upon that order—while I was putting up the parcel the prisoner asked me if a man named Sinclair was still employed by Messrs. Veitch; I told him he had been dead some five or six years—that was all the conversation I had with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I write all orders, except those written by Mr. Winsett—I was in the office all that day, except during meal times, and at those times sometimes Mr. Winsett is in the office and sometimes the boy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on November 5th, about three o'clock—I took him to the station and charged him with unlawful possession of two palm plants—when he was searched there four knives were found in his pocket—I charged him with having them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These are the four knives we supplied—the name of Veitch is stamped on them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he knew nothing about the matter.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-26-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-26-18921114 t18921114-26-punishment-27"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-115" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL RUBY</persName> </hi>. I am a fish curer, of 17, Hambrook Street, Homerton, and keep a stall in Well Street, Hackney—on Saturday, October 8th, about 9.30 or ten p. m, the prisoner came to my stall and asked for change for 1s.; I said I had not got it, and she went away, and came back for two penny haddocks, and tendered 1s.; I tried it with my teeth, and it bent double—I gave it back to her, and said, "Give me another, and you shall have the two haddocks"—she said, "I will take it back to where I got it," and went away—on 17th October I picked her out from seven or eight others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not seen her between those dates—on the day I picked her out I did not go into the Railway Tavern public-house, where she and her husband were, nor did the police then come to the station, nor did I then go and identify her—the only public-house I went into was the Plough, in High Street, Homerton—the detectives were not with me—a young chap was with me who used to work with me—he was not at the stall with me—no other man was with me on 8th October—I never went into the Railway Tavern in my life, it is out of my district—I had never seen the woman who passed the bad shilling before—Saturday is a very busy night in Well Street—my stall is lit by a naphtha lamp, and there is a light from a grocer's shop—that was not behind her, it is not directly opposite my stall—there is a greengrocer's shop facing—I saw Mr. Ellis at the station—I did not go therewith him—there were seven or eight women there, they were all dark—I recognized the prisoner by her face and her hat and her general features—she had a dark dress and a cap at my stall, but she had changed it when I identified her—she had a similar hat, but with red poppies in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-116" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 61, Manton Road, Homerton, and keep a stall at the corner of Marlow Road—on Saturday, October 15th, between 7.30 and 8.15 the prisoner came to my stall and looked at some celery—she bought 1 1/2 d. worth and put 1s. into my wife's hand, saying, "Mind, it is a shilling"—I saw her give her 10 1/2 d. change, and she went away very quick—my wife then tried it and found it was bad—I broke it up and gave the pieces to Kemp—on Monday, the 17th, I identified the prisoner from among a number of women.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was only there a minute or two—I had never seen her before—I know Mr. Ruby; I saw him on the 17th at the police station—I saw the prisoner's husband at the station on the Monday evening—I was not sent there to see whether I knew the man and woman who were there—I never went into the Railway Tavern in my life—the prisoner did not say to her husband in my hearing and Ruby's, "Who are these two men who are following us about?"—I did not speak to the husband about how bad trade was, or take a reference out of his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-117" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Ellis—I was serving at his stall on Saturday evening, October 15th, when the prisoner purchased 1s.—of celery, and gave me 1s.—I gave it to my husband—I saw her again on Tuesday, the 18th, at the station, and picked her out from other women.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen her before, to my knowledge—she was not very long with me; she had on similar clothes, and a similar shaped hat—I did not go to the station with my husband on the 17th; I</p>
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<p>was in bed—I went to Dalston Police-court on tho Tuesday, and picked her out from several other women.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-118" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA GODFREY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Godfrey, of 27, Crosier Terrace, and keep a stall in Well Street, Hackney, close to Mr. Ellis—on Saturday, October 15th, from 7.30 to eight o'clock, I went to his stall for change, and saw the prisoner there—she asked for 1 1/2 d. of celery, gave a shilling, and said, "Mind, that is a shilling I gave you"—I picked her out on 18th October from six or seven others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was the morning she was brought before the Magistrate—there were one or two women round Ellis's stall—there was no light on the stall—I had not seen Mr. Or Mrs. Ellis between the Saturday and Tuesday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEMP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). On the evening of October 15th I was watching 91, Cardigan Terrace, and saw the prisoner's husband come out, and afterwards the prisoner—I followed her along Kirwan Terrace to Wick Road, where I lost sight of her, about 7.30-that is about 120 yards from Ellis's stall—it runs into Well Street—I went into Well Street and spoke to a constable—I went to Ellis's stall, and he handed me a bad shilling, broken up—on Monday night, the 17th, I was with Sergeant Brown outside the prisoner's house—Sergeant Brown took her and I took her husband, who was afterwards discharged—on Saturday, the 15th, I saw the husband go towards the Milford Castle—there is a music-hall there, which is about a mile from where I lost sight of the prisoner—on Monday evening, the 17th, I was at the Milford about seven o'clock—Brown was outside—the prisoner and her husband came in; I was in a corner talking to the landlord—a man and woman came in and got into conversation with the prisoner's husband; I could not hear it—I went out and joined Brown, and waited till the prisoner and her husband came out, and we followed them to the Bail way Tavern—they went in—I saw nothing on the way there of the man who spoke to them in the Milford Castle, but he may have been there—it was not Ruby, a man with red hair, nor did he go into the Milford Castle—he was a man of about forty-five—neither Ellis nor Ruby were at the Milford Castle—the prisoner and her husband came out of the Railway Tavern, and we followed them to outside their house, and took them both—I ascertained that they had lived there eighteen months—I did not find a single bad coin there, or any article used in making bad coin—the husband is collector to Singer's Sewing Machine Company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Milford Music-hall is about one and a quarter miles from Ellis's stall; it is a public-house with a music license.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-120" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J</hi>), I was with Kemp when the prisoner and her husband were arrested—I told the prisoner I should take her on suspicion of passing bad money in Well Street on Saturday, the 15th—she said, "Oh, my God, don't make me faint; it cannot be me, for I do not think I was in Well Street on Saturday night"—when identified by Ellis she said, "I don't remember passing any bad money"—when she was charged she said, "I was in the Milford Music-hall on Saturday night; I have had no celery this year"—I took the broken coin, and gave it to Mr. Webster.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not at the Milford Music-hall on the 17th inst., nor outside it, nor near it—I met Kemp later on—it would not be correct</p>
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<p>to say that he was inside the Milford Castle at any time—I did not see Ellis or Ruby till they were fetched to the station—I had not seen the prisoner early that evening; I had not been watching anybody at the Milford Castle, but I had passed there—I met Kemp above the Railway Tavern—I did not see the prisoner or her husband till I found them outside the house at 10.30—she was taken at the gate of her own house, going towards it—I had seen neither of them till then—it would not be correct to say that Kemp and I kept them under observation from 7.30.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</hi>. This shilling, broken into three pieces, is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-121" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CURZON</persName> </hi>. I am a boot laster—T have been employed as a waiter at the Milford Castle or Palace of Varieties, about four weeks—the prisoner's husband is a check taker there—on October 15th, about seven p.m., I saw him in the bar and the prisoner also, and they were there till 11.20, when it ended—I saw him taking checks at 8.15, and saw her in the hall about 8.30—she was in the place from before seven till eleven—I was not watching her, and did not see her the whole time—the Palace consists of one floor upstairs—I can either go down or get the orders up by the lift—I should not be away above four minutes at the longest—I did not see her in the saloon till 8.30, but I saw her downstairs—I had seen them there on the Saturday before, and served them with drink—I saw them there till all was over—I saw them between 9.15 and ten; they did not go out at all—it would take about a quarter of an hour to get from there to Well Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They go there often—she was up in the hall in the second seat from the front, on the right-hand side of the room, from 9.15 till 10.15: she never went out at all—I fix the time, because the orders generally drop off before ten—I always observe all the customers—they are all very regular—nobody comes till eight, as you cannot get into the hall before eight, but you can get downstairs—I was told about this the next day, after she was taken—I went to the police-court twice, but did not give evidence; no witnesses were called.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw her first on October 8th at 9.15—the hall opens at eight, and the performance begins about 8.20—they had been there before; they were there, I think, on Monday, the 3rd; I daresay they were there about nine; it might be 9.30 or 9.45, and went out at 11.20, and they were there on the Saturday before that—their time was generally about 8.45—that is the reason I say that I saw them at 9.15 on this night, because I served them with drink—it was not so late as 9.45—there is another waiter in the room—they go on drinking till the place closes, but there are not so many orders—this hall is about a quarter of an hour from Well Street, but it might take a female longer—her husband came next night and said, "My wife has got into a little trouble," and asked me if I would be kind enough to go up—he said that she was charged with passing the bad shilling at 9.30, and I said she was not there at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-122" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED RAINSBY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Milford Castle—I have known the prisoner going on for two years—she has always borne the character of an honest, respectable woman, as far as I know—her husband has been employed temporarily at the Palace, as checktaker at the reserved seats—her husband told me next morning that she was locked</p>
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<p>up I saw her at the Palace on the Saturday before that Tuesday at a few minutes after seven, and again about nine o'clock near the beer-engine—she was in the bar from 7.30 to eight, and about 8.5 or 8.10 she said to me, "Where has my husband gone?"—I said, "He is upstairs taking checks"—she said, "What am I to do?"—I said, "Go upstairs to him"—she went out into the street—that is the way to go upstairs—I saw her in the bar at nine, and cannot recollect seeing her again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She comes there very often—it was a common thing for her to be both in the bar and upstairs—I am sure I saw her in the bar at nine, I cannot say to a few minutes—she might have been in the bar on the 14th—I cannot call to mind whether she was there on the 8th or the 10th, I serve so many customers—I cannot say for certain any other night when she was there—Detective Kemp did not come there and ask me questions in the presence of Mr. Edwards the landlord—he did not ask me if I had seen Mrs. Trew on the Saturday before, nor did I say that I had not seen heir—an interview with Kemp and the landlord may have taken place on Wednesday the 19th, but I cannot call it to mind—I knew on the Tuesday that the prisoner had been arrested—I went into the bar about 7.20 and saw her there—I was in front of the bar all the evening, and I saw her at 8.10—she was charged with passing a bad shilling between 7.30 and eight, but I do not think she had moved out of the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, This policeman has not been threatening me to-day or yesterday, or speaking to me—I was not at the police-court—on Saturday, the 15th, I saw her in the bar at 7.30, and again at 8.10, and during the interval I had only been absent from the bar two or three minutes—there were a number of people in the bar—I saw her and her husband standing there at 7.10, and about 7.55 I told him he had better go up and take the checks for the reserved seats.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner was there then—he said he would do so, and went out—she stayed there a few minutes, and then asked me what I had done with her husband—I had called him on one side when I spoke to him, because so many people were in front, and she could not hear it—when I saw her at nine she was not with her husband, she came down by herself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-123" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, and have been employed three years at the Milford Castle as checktaker—the prisoner's husband came to me on the Tuesday and told me she was locked up—I had seen her in the saloon bar on Saturday, the 15th, at 7.15—she said, "Can I go upstairs without paying?"—I said, "If you will come back about eight o'clock I will let you go upstairs without paying," and about eight o'clock I was standing on the staircase and she came through—it bad just struck eight—we always open the doors at eight or about eight, never after—I saw her afterwards, she sat at the end corner, by the door, till about 8.45—I went to the police-court, but was not called.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw her leave the hall about 8.45—she returned at nine and remained till 11.30—I did not see her leave—I see her very often; she always uses the house—she does not always go up without paying, but I knew her husband was out of work—she is in the bar three or four times a week—I do not look at the clock every time—I looked at the clock when she came in, and the barmaid said to me, Charley, you are jolly"—I said, "Yes, I have had some money left</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The police came to see me after the first hearing before the Magistrate.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMMONDS</hi>. I am an oil and colourman—On October 14th the prisoner came in for two pennyworth of insect powder, and paid with a half-crown—I told him it was bad; he gave me a sixpence, and I took the twopence out of it—I afterwards pointed him out to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You had been drinking, but you knew perfectly well what you were doing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES GODLEY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Blenheim public-house, Cable Street, Chelsea—on 14th October a constable made a communication to me, and the prisoner came in and called for a small soda, price twopence—he tendered this half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)—I told him it was bad; he made no reply—I gave it to Webb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had had a glass, but if you had been drunk I should not have served you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-126" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WEBB</persName> </hi> (119
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>), On October 14th Mr. Simmonds made a communication to me, and I kept observation on the prisoner—he went into a public-house, he looked round the bar, came out, went to another house and pushed open all the compartments—he took something which looked like silver from his pocket, put it on the pavement, and put his heel on it, put it into his pocket and went into the Blenheim publichouse—about two minutes afterwards I saw him drinking in front of the bar and told him he had tendered a bad half-crown—he said he was going to drink up what he had got—the landlord showed me this half-crown—I told the prisoner he would be charged with uttering it, searched him, and found 5 1/2 d. on him—he was charged at the station, and gave his address 25, Eagle Street, Holborn, but No. 25 is done away with and a mission hall is built.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not tell me that No. 25 was two doors past the milk shop—you were not the worse for drink, but after you got to the station you appeared as if you were drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. The half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence stating that he met a man who gave him some drink and the half-crown, and being drunk he gave the wrong address, but did not know that the half-crown was bad.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-29-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-129" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JEFFREYS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Sir Isaac Newton, 18,. Union Street—on 18th October, between eleven and twelve p.m., I served the prisoner with twopenny worth of hot rum—he paid with a florin—I said, "This looks like a bad one" and took it to Mr. King, my master, who said it was bad—I took it back to the prisoner—he said he would take it back to where he had it from—he went away and came back and paid with two penny pieces—the coin was returned to him—about a week afterwards I saw him with a number of other men, and picked him out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-130" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at Lockhart's coffee house, Fleet Street—on October 19th, about 5.10 a. m, the prisoner had somefood, price 2 1/2 d., for which he paid with good money—he then asked for an egg and bread and butter, which came to 1 1/2 d., and paid with this florin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)—I broke it and asked where he got it—he said, "At the Ben Johnson,"' and wanted to take it back, but I kept it and he opened the door and
<hi rend="italic">bolted</hi>—Horner went out and Catchpole brought the prisoner back—he denied having been in. the shop—I have no doubt he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-131" type="given" value="EDWARD JOHN"/>EDWARD JOHN HORNER</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at Lockhart's—on October 19th I saw the prisoner in the shop—May made a statement to me, and I saw the prisoner run away—I spoke to Catchpole.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-132" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD CATCHPOLE</persName> </hi> (421
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). Horner pointed the prisoner out to me, walking very fast by Bride Lane towards Ludgate Circus—I stopped him and said, "I am informed you passed a bad two-shilling piece at Lockhart's this morning"—he said, "What do you mean?"—I took him back and found 3 1/2 d. in coppers on him—he was remanded for a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-133" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MOTTRAM</persName> </hi>, I am barman to Mr. King, of the Sir Isaac Newton—on October 24th I served the prisoner with twopennyworth of hot rum—he tendered this half-crown, which I took to my master, who broke it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-134" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-134" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KING</persName> </hi>. Mottram brought me this half-crown, and I said to the prisoner, "This is
<hi rend="italic">cheek</hi> to come and try a second time within a week"—he ran out of the house and hid himself in the mews—my potman went for a policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-135" type="surname" value="GILBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-135" type="given" value="ELI FRED"/>ELI FRED GILBERT</persName> </hi> (367
<hi rend="italic">V</hi>). I was called on October 25th, and found the prisoner under a costermonger's barrow about 150 yards from the house—I asked him for his address at the station—he said, "I refuse my address':—he made no answer to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-136" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This half-crown and florin are bad.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate;</hi> "I was in custody on the Thursday that Mr. King says I uttered the florin; I was never in the house in Fleet Street on the morning in question."</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-138" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA STARKIE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Blind Beggar, Whitechapel Road—on 27th October the prisoner came in for half a pint of ale, price 1d.—he tendered a sixpence—I bit it; it was bad—I told the foreman; he was taken into custody—he stopped in the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You made no attempt to leave the house; there were a good many people in the bar, and they could hear me say that the sixpence was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-139" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK PINLIMMON</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner—I examined George Evans, P. C. 518 J., last night—he is suffering from rheumatic fever, and could not attend this Court without risk to his life.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-140" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA STARKIE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I heard the constable give his evidence before Mr. Bushby—the prisoner asked him no questions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The deposition of George Evans.</hi> "I was sent for, and saw the prisoner in the bar. The last witness gave me the bad sixpence produced, and a florin. He said nothing when charged."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE YEOMANS</persName> </hi> (1
<hi rend="italic">J R</hi>). I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in—he was charged with uttering a counterfeit sixpence and with having a bad florin in his possession—he said nothing—Evans gave me these coins (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin and sixpence are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I picked up the coins in a piece of paper. I did not know they were bad."</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-31-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HORACE MILTON</hi>, (16)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DAWSON</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18921114-32-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-145" type="surname" value="GROVES"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GROVES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Williams, a hairdresser, of High Street, Hounslow—on November 1st Milton came in and asked for "Westward Ho," price 4 1/2 d., and gave me a half-crown—I took it to my mother and gave Milton the changer-1 afterwards picked him out at the station—I took no other. half-crown that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-146" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-146" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, of High Street, Hounslow—on November 1st Groves gave me a half-crown—I put it in my pocket—I had no other half-crown there—I gave it to Jocelyn the same day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-147" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN BUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 26, High Street, Hounslow—on November 1st, Milton came in for two penny sponge cakes, and put down a half-crown—I put fourpence on the counter and pretended to look for a florin—I took it to my wife, and put it between my teeth—I went back to the prisoner and said, "I won't take this; you know it is a bad half-crown"—he said, "Is it? I have just taken it in change for a sovereign"—I bent it, and handed it back to him—he went out and I followed him to High Street and saw Dawson join him, who was standing about 300 yards from my shop—I followed them to Cavanagh's shop, and saw Dawson ass something to Milton, who went in—when he came out, I went in, looked in the till and found a bad half-crown—I saw them taken into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-148" type="surname" value="ANDREA"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-148" type="given" value="SALVONI"/>SALVONI ANDREA</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Cavanagh, a confectioner, of Hounslow—on November 1st about seven p.m., Milton came in for a twopenny cigar and gave me a half-crown—I gave him 2s. 4d. change, and put it in the till and he left—there was another half-crown there, but it was in a bag—Mr. Button came in and looked in the till, and I gave him the half-crown.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-149" type="surname" value="JOCELYN"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JOCELYN</persName> </hi> (195
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On November 1st I was on duty, and Button spoke to me—I had seen the prisoners together before that, about seven</p>
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<p>o'clock, in High Street—I saw them go into Mr. Cavanagh's shop—I gave Button directions, and then arrested the prisoners—I searched them at the station, and I found a half-sovereign on Milton, and 10s. in silver and 1s. 7 1/2 d. in bronze, and on Dawson four counterfeit half-crowns wrapped separately in this piece of newspaper—I received this half crown from Williams, and another and 3
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. from Button—later on I received from a little girl named Bateman ten half-crowns—a place was pointed out to me exactly outside the station—the prisoner made no answer to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-150" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-150" type="surname" value="BATEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-150" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE BATEMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at High Street, Hounslow—I found this in the street (
<hi rend="italic">A packet containing ten half-crowns</hi>)—I gave it to a policeman, and pointed out the spot to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-151" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These seventeen half-crowns are bad—these three produced by Jocelyn are from the same mould as two of those found on Dawson, and these two are from the same mould as some of those in the packet of ten.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Milton's Defence.</hi> I saw something drop from a trap and said to Dawson, "Go and see what they are," and they were half-crowns. I put one in at Mr. Button's; the next one was a Jubilee; that proved to be right.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dawson's Defence.</hi> The trap went by and the things were dropped; I picked them up; the first turned out to be right and the second wrong.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justine Bruce.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-33-offence-1 t18921114-name-153"/>Louis Hernould</persName>, with intent to murder.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Protected;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended, at the request of the Court.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner being a foreigner, the evidence was interpreted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">interpreted</hi>). I am living at 48, Cromer Street, King's Cross, and am a baker by trade—I have been in England about five years—for the last eight years I have been living with the prisoner as her husband—in September, this year I was living at 10, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square—I ceased to live with her in September, and went to Cromer Street, leaving her at Charlotte Street—I left her because I was always disputing with her—we were not happy—I did not leave her any money—on the night of 1st October I was in Shaftesbury Avenue—a woman was with me—I saw the prisoner there—she said to the woman who was with me, "He is my husband"—the woman did not answer, she ran away—the prisoner was going to strike me, and I pushed her, and she fell to the ground—she only fell once—she had two other persons with her, and they lifted her up—T did not assist her—after that we went together to 10, Charlotte Street—that was about an hour or an hour and a half after she had fallen—during that time we were disputing in the road, talking—when we got to 10, Charlotte Street, I went to my old bedroom—I got into bed—can't tell</p>
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<p>whether the prisoner undressed, because I had a little drop too much—I believe she did undress, I don't recollect whether she did or not—I slept throughout the night—about half-past six in the morning I was awoke by feeling something in my neck—I saw nobody in the room—the prisoner was not there—I saw my razor on the ground beside the bed—it was usually kept in a case on a chest of drawers—I called out, and the landlord of the house came and assisted me to the Middlesex Hospital, where I was seen by a surgeon—I remained there eight days, and then returned to Charlotte Street—I was refused admittance there, and I then went to Cromer Street—I did not go to the police—the police came to me on October 25th, and I then gave evidence before the magistrate—I did not wish to give evidence; on the contrary, I did not wish to charge her at all—if the police had not come to me I should never have come forward.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in America for three years before I came to England—I went there by myself—I only travelled to go to New York—I never stopped in America—I lived in Brussels and Lillie—I was a soldier in the Fourth Regiment of Guides—I only lived with the prisoner four days before this happened—I left her because we were always disputing, we were not happy together, with the misery of having no money, and because I had no work—I did not leave her because I wanted her to go on the streets to support me, and she declined—I swear that (I understand English a little)—I had no money then—I worked only two or three days in the week—it was on Tuesday I left the prisoner—I did no work on the Wednesday—I worked on Friday—I earned 5s. by that as a baker—I am the father of a child by the prisoner—it is five years old—I have been twice in hospital since I have been in England—I was in a hospital from this wound—when I came out I went to the proprietor to get my shoes—I had a shilling and a Denny or two—that did not last long—then I went and found some friends, men friends—I went with a woman—I was all alone, but I found a woman, with whom I live at the present moment—I work with my old master three days a week at baking—I do not swear that I do not get my living by sending the woman out on the streets—she sometimes brings in money, and sometimes I bring money—she is a prostitute—I still swear that I did not send the prisoner out on the streets—I did not want to come as a witness, because it is my fault, what I received—that was why I would not prosecute—I admit that I was drunk that evening.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant V</hi> 2). On the early morning of 2nd October, I wont to 10, Charlotte street, and there found the last witness in a room with his throat cut—I assisted to take him to the Middlesex Hospital—the prisoner had been to the station, and it was from what she said that I went to the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-156" type="given" value="MARSH"/>MARSH WEST</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital—I was there on the morning of 2nd October, about half-past six, when the prosecutor was brought thereby Sergeant Gidney—he was suffering from an incised wound in the right side of the neck, about four inches in length—none of the large vessels were severed—it was not a dangerous wound—he remained under my care for six days and then left, and I saw him no more.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector D</hi>) On 2nd October, shortly after six, the</p>
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<p>prisoner came to Tottenham Court Road Police-station with a police constable—she said, "I have cut my husband's throat"—I said, "Where?"—she said, "At 10, Charlotte Street"—I sent Sergeant Gidney to that address—on his return he made a communication to me, and I then told the prisoner she would be charged with attempting to murder Louis Hernould—she made a statement which I took down in writing—I read it over to her and she signed it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Read.</hi>)—"I am a married woman, but I left my husband about eight years ago, since which time I have been living with Hernould as his wife—but he left me four days before—I knew he was going to live with another woman—I was looking for him since ten last night, and I saw him at half-past one in Shaftesbury Avenue with another woman—I said to the woman, "That is my husband"—she said, "You can't take him"—he knocked me down three times—after that we went home—he went to bed, but would, not let me get in—he said if I did not go on the street he would not live with me any more—I laid on the top of the bed with my clothes on—he went to sleep, but I kept awake all night—this morning I awoke him and wanted to make it up—he said he would take all the. things belonging to him and leave me, and would not work any more—I got off the bed in a temper, took the razor off the shelf and cut his throat, and said "There"—he screamed, and I ran into the street, and seeing a constable I asked him to look me up—he said, "What for?" and I told him I had cut the throat of my husband.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She received a good character from two witnesses.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-34-offence-1 t18921114-name-159"/>Richard Martin Graefe</persName> a quantity of sulphuric acid, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and I said when I took the work home he should have the rest—he said he would not have the 10s., he would have all or none, and he would go to my customers and show me up—he was angry, and two or three days after he threatened me in the street, and said, "he would break my b——neck"—I took him over to the shop and showed him a marble slab that I had to do up for a customer, which he had broken—he denied doing it—I did not see him again till I was taking the job home—I had a man helping me with it on a barrow—I took the man into a public-house and gave him some refreshment, and the prisoner came in, and said, "Ain't I going to have anything?"—I said, "Certainly not, you shall not drink at my expense; you have annoyed my customers and made a disturbance"—I went out with my man, and going along the prisoner came behind me and struck me, and I gave him into custody—I did not see him again until the 18th November—I</p>
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<p>heard a ring at the bell—I was in my shop—I went to answer it, and as I opened the door he stood before me, and stooped down with a white galipot in his hand, and he threw the contents of it in my face, and shut the door and went away—it was vitriol, sulphuric acid; we use it in the course of our trade—I was much burnt; I was literally drenched with it—it burnt my hands and face and clothing—he said nothing when he did it—I was taken to the hospital, and my eye was taken out after some time, and the sight of the other eye is damaged—the prisoner occasionally spoke to me in English and in French—he can speak English and make himself thoroughly understood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is a cabinet maker—during the four or five years I have known him he has only worked for me fourteen days—I don't know whether he worked at other places in Hampstead Road—there are various workshops in the neighbourhood—sulphuric acid is used by cabinet makers who do a certain class of work—I have no doubt whatever that it was the prisoner who threw the vitriol—he was there a sufficient time for me to see—it was in the afternoon—he was dressed just like he was when working for me—no words passed between us—it was nine or ten days since I had seen him—when I gave him in custody for striking me they detained him to find out whether he had given a correct address, and if so they would let him go, and said I could take proceedings—I did not go to a Magistrate—this happened at the door of my dwelling-house—there is a step up to the door—the shop is at the back—I do not know where the prisoner lived at that time—I never went to the station to ascertain—this happened between four and five—I had not lit up the shop—I was at work in the shop—there was light enough for me to go on with my "work—it was light enough for me to lee the prisoner—he was close to me when I opened the door, not half a yard away, close to the door—he was stooping down in this way (
<hi rend="italic">Describing.</hi>) and threw it right up—I have known him five years—I have seen him frequently—he used to come up in shops where I worked.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-162" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT STOWE</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, and live in Goodge Street, Tottenham Court Road—I was working for Mr. Graefe the day this happened—I went out about a quarter to five, and I was out when this happened—when I returned I found Mr. Graefe in the passage, moaning and groaning, smothered all over with some burning material—he said, "Oh, my eyes, take me somewhere"—I took him to the London Temperance Hospital, and left him there—I had seen the prisoner three or four days before at 74, Hampstead Road, Mr. Graefe's—I went to ask fur a little job—the prisoner opened the door and asked me what I wanted—I said I had come to see Mr. Graefe to ask him to give me some work to do—he said Mr. Graefe was not in—I told him I would wait a little while, and as he passed me down into the workshop he said, "I will do something to Mr. Graefe if he don't pay me all my money on Saturday"—that was said in plain English—I understood him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Graefe was not at home on that day—it was three or four days before November 18th, as near as I can recollect—I don't think I told anybody of this conversation before I gave evidence before the magistrate—I have heard before this men get angry at not getting their money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> I am certain the prisoner used those words.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-163" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker, and live at 32, Seton Street—about a fortnight before 18th November, 1891—the prisoner came to my workshop in Cornelius Place, and said he had given Graefe a good thrashing—about a week after he came again, I think on Friday evening, and said, "He would give him something for his Christmas"—he spoke English on both occasions—that was all he said—I ordered him out of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Graefe's workshop is about 200 yards from Cornelius Place—the prisoner had been working there for Mr. Graefe, in fact, Mr. Graefe came into the shop—the prisoner was not working there then—he said, Mr. Graefe owed him money, and he would not work there any more—he used to come to the shop—he was a friend of mine, just as workmen know one another—what he said was in the presence of others besides me—I heard that Mr. Graefe was injured on the 18th, the first day I went up to the Court—I have heard of other workmen complaining of not getting what was due to them—I have been in the same position myself, and probably have said ill-natured things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The detective told me Mr. Graefe was injured two or three days after it happened; it was about fourteen days before that, that this conversation with the prisoner took place, and I told him about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-164" type="given" value="GERALD"/>GERALD MANSFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, living at Colchester—in November, 1891, I was house-surgeon at the Temperance Hospital—on 18th November, about seven p.m., I saw the prosecutor, his face was stained all over, and the back of his hands were puffy from some corrosive substance—he was in a very collapsed state, his clothes were charred, and his apron, with some corrosive substance—he could not open either eye; one eye was actually injured, the sight was gone, it had suppurated, and had to be taken out—Inspector Bannister brought me some wood shavings from the wall or passage—I tested them and also the apron the man was wearing, and I have no doubt the stains were the result of sulphuric acid.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector S</hi>). On the evening of 18th November last I went to 74, Hampstead Road—I found the floor in the passage and the wall stained with some dark fluid, some of which I scraped together and put into a bottle and took it to the doctor at the Temperance Hospital—I made inquiries for the prisoner, but could not find him till the 28th of October, when he was detained at Marlborough Street Police-station—I asked him if he understood English—he said, "Very little"—I then said to him in German, "Are you Roman Marwig?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You worked last year a little while for Mr. Graefe, in Hampstead Road?"—he said, "Yes, he owes me 32s., and I can't get it"—I said, "He could not possibly pay you, for neither he or I have been able to find you since last year; you are charged with throwing fluid over Mr. Graefe at the doorway, 74, Hampstead Road, on the 18th of last November, by which he has entirely lost one eye, and suffered other severe personal injuries"—he said, "I know nothing about it, I have never seen him since"—I took him to Albany Street Station in a cab—on the way, he said, "It is not likely I should remain about here if I had done such a thing as that"—I said, "You did not remain here, you went to Paris"—he said, "I went to Paris to get work, but it was</p>
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<p>so frightfully paid that I returned"—I said, "You returned when I wrote to the Paris police"—he said, "I struck Mr. Graefe in the street, and was arrested, but I know nothing about what you say now"—when I mentioned Paris, he said, "You seem to know a lot about it"—I said, "I know a lot."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "All I know of it is, that I had a fight with him."</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then pleaded guilty to a previous conviction on</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th May</hi>, 1890,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-166" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>Robert Manway</persName>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-36-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to stealing £31 of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-36-offence-1 t18921114-name-170"/>Ernest Mitchell</persName> in a ship on the high seas.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921114-36-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi> (22)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18921114-37-offence-1 t18921114-name-172"/>John Robert Hanchard</persName>, and stealing twenty-four boots, having been convicted at Clerkenwell in July, 1888, in the name of
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-173" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>William Jackson</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18921114-37-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-175" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Sawyer</persName> to steal copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> newspaper.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TODD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLMES</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Farrington, wholesale news agents, of Fetter Lane—the witness Sawyer was our carman—we receive 100 copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> every morning, and have entered into negociations with the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> that they are not to be disposed of in London—it was Sawyer's duty to receive them and bring them direct to our office; he had no permission to sell or deliver any—we get them to send to Scotland and Ireland by the early morning mails—we have no time to check the numbers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sawyer has been with us about two years—100 copies is the first instalment; there is a considerable quantity afterwards; we get 200 more about twenty minutes later; the Scotch mail goes at 5.15; those are for country agents, and they may not be sold in London—we get a third lot about 4.45—Sawyer generally brings all three lots—we have not been able to check them for the last two months, as they arrived a few minutes late—I charged Sawyer of my own free will, and determined to prosecute him as a dishonest servant, but t«o or three days after he was let out on bail it occurred to me to take him back—that was not on condition that he should give information—I read in the paper that he was a supposed dupe; he has a large family, and I thought I would give him another chance, and make him an honest man if possible.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-177" type="surname" value="SAWYER"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-177" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SAWYER</persName> </hi>. I live at 44, Alpha Square, Camberwell Gate—I have been in Messrs. Farrington's employ some time—it was my duty to go to the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> office, get the early lot, and take them to my employers—I have been doing that about two years—I have seen the prisoner in Fleet</p>
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<p>Street at different times, and about twelve months ago he spoke to me in Fleet Street, where I was with my cart—he asked if I could let him have a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> every morning, and he would make it worth my while—I agreed to get him a top part copy out of my early lot, and he agreed to give me 8s. a week—I was to take it to 131, Fleet Street, and leave it on the landing on the first floor—he generally paid me the 8s. in Whitefriars Street—that was on my way from the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> to Fetter Lane—I took the copy out of the first 100—that went on for a few months, and then he said it had better stop for a little time, as they were trying to find out where he was getting it from, and I discontinued leaving it—he said that if I was stopped I was to say that I had not given a copy away, and he would see. that I got out of it all right—about two months afterwards he spoke to me one morning, and said he thought it was all right, and that I could begin and leave it at 57, Fleet Street on the window-sill—that continued for nine or ten weeks, up to the time of my being arrested—he spoke about my getting a second copy, and I made arrangements with a second carman to let me have one—I paid him 1s. a copy for it, and the prisoner paid me 5s. a week extra—sometimes he met me in the passage and took it, but on the morning I was arrested I left it on the bill—I could not take two out of my bundle because they would have been missed—I was stopped by a constable, taken to the station, charged, and remanded—I wrote a letter from prison to the detective, telling him what I had done, and making a full statement—nobody induced me to do that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Five or six other carmen besides me get early copies—among them are W. H. Smith's man, and Marshall's, of Fleet Street, Marlborough and Co., and Southwell and Co., all London people—when the prisoner came up to me in Fleet Street I think I had spoken to him before, but that was the first time he proposed to me to do anything dishonest—I agreed at once to rob my employer, and induced another man to do so—this has been going on for over a year, except nine or ten weeks when it was stopped—I know Henley—I gave him a paper for Hawkins—Henley has never given me any money—there is no other man in addition to Marshall's man who I have tempted to go astray—the prisoner was to pay for an early copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>—I was not afterwards to make it up to my employers by buying another copy—not one complaint was ever made by Farrington and Co. that I was a copy short—I was not to get copies in the public market at a little after five and supply the deficiency—it did not occur to me to do that—I am now reinstated, and am driving the early morning cart—I saw the inspector at Holloway when I was in custody, and after that the prosecution was dropped against me, and I went from the dock into, the witness-box—I do not think the early issue of 100 copies was ever checked, there was not sufficient time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-178" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The papers were not checked for eight or nine weeks because the carman was in the habit of stopping on the road, and therefore there was no time—I do not think they have been checked since June or July this year—we pay the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> by the number of copies we receive.</p>
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<persName id="t18921114-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-179" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-179" type="given" value="DAVIDSON"/>DAVIDSON DALZIEL</persName> </hi>. I am managing director of Dalziel's Cable and News Agency, 222, Strand—we are on friendly terms with the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, and supply them—we are interested in foreign cablegrams, and were</p>
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<p>anxious to find how this news was disseminated—on September 20th Mr. Hanson called on me and made a statement, in consequence of which I communicated with the manager of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, and acted in conjunction with him to trace the matter out—on October 3rd the prisoner called on me in consequence of an appointment I made—he offered me an early copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, which, under the circumstances, was accepted—he said that in consequence of the very strong efforts the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> was making to prevent the early copies, the offer of Mr. Hanson to supply them at 15s. a week could not be carried out, but it would be Ms., and he would deliver it himself at a few minutes past 4 a.m.—he said that they had been very much interfered with, but now they were able to overcome all difficulty, and on previous occasions they had great difficulty, in obtaining early copies—a copy was delivered at my place every morning from the 5th to the 15th, which was delivered to a clerk to Mr. Soames, the solicitor to the
<hi rend="italic">Times.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi> I am the Dalziel whose name is at the bottom of telegrams—our agency has been established in London since 1889 or 1890—it is in the Outer Temple—our cablegrams do not circulate largely on the Continent—we have no offices on the Continent; we do not do business on the Continent for ourselves—I decline to say whether the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> supply us with an early copy, on the ground that it has nothing to do with the case—if you read my deposition you will see that I have paid persons myself to supply me with an early copy—I have received an early copy for my agency and paid for it—I had it from Mr. Hawkins—we did not know that it was improperly supplied to us—it was within this year—I think Boulden is the man who carried it to the office—we paid about 15s. for it, though it was only 3d. a copy, simply because we could not get it for less—we never sent information to the provinces: we transmitted the leading articles to America; frequently matters of great importance occur between the United States and England, and the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> opinion is highly useful; by procuring a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> we are able to give information to America the same morning, if we get the copy early; it really never entered my head to write to the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> and get the same thing for eighteenpence; the arrangement was made when we were first established in London, and it was carried on entirely without being brought under my notice—we do not still pay fifteen shillings a week for early copies—we get an early copy now in the morning—we send telegrams to the Continent—the commercial crisis is the least important information—we are not subscribers to Jones' Commercial Bureau—I know nothing about it; I do not know that it contributes the current price of grain from America—some time ago Jones complained to the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> about us, and the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> complained to us that we had taken their prices and sent them to the Continent without being subscribers—I do not know that Jones' Bureau told the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> that we put down false quotations, or that the quotations went all over Europe—the manager of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> called me up on the telephone and said, I am informed by Jones that you have been taking for the commercial telegrams you have been sending abroad a price which is wrong"—I said, "No, if such a thing is being done I will put a stop to it"—I knew afterwards that a statement was circulated before that—I know very little about the business of Reuter and Co.; it is a very well-known</p>
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<p>firm—I never heard that they complained that my firm were taking their information and sending: it to the Continent, or that they trapped us in some way—when Mr. Hanson called on me, I did not understand that Hawkins was stealing the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, but it was my impression that he was getting it by illegitimate means—I never had to get early papers from the dealers in London—I had not the common curiosity to inquire where the copies came from—I presumed they were legitimately obtained—he assured me so till we stopped taking it, and I thought it was—there Was a complaint about the early copies being got, and immediately it was brought to my knowledge by the proprietor of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> we stopped it—when the prisoner said that the difficulty had been surmounted I did not say I would have nothing to do with it. because my desire was to put a stop to the whole thing—I wanted to find out how it was done—I have had considerable experience in America—I let the prisoner go on bringing the paper from, I think, the 5th to the 13th October, and did not tell him I was in communication with the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>—the money was at the office waiting for him—country papers do not acknowledge what they steal from the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>—we have no agreement with the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>, we have with the
<hi rend="italic">Standard, Chronicle</hi>, and
<hi rend="italic">Advertiser</hi>—it is possible that we get an early copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>—we do not get our information from any papers—we utilize the early copies of the London daily papers; we pay a regular subscription for them—we pay 15s. for, the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, because we cannot get it for less—we do not supply the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi> with telegraphic information; we exclude the
<hi rend="italic">Daily News</hi>, and I am not aware that we utilise the information contained in it—I am the person who gave the information to the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, and the person who is interested in putting a stop to this kind of thing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That is because we find our telegrams are reproduced in the newspapers in an enlarged form—we have a special service with which we supply the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>—we wire in the morning to America for the morning papers, and to France and Belgium in the afternoon—the prisoner said nothing to lead me to suppose that he had improperly come by the copies of the paper—Mr. Soames made a communication to me, and then the matter was put a atop to.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-180" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant publisher at the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> office—on the morning of October 13th I delivered 100 copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, specially marked, to Sawyer—this is the mark.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-181" type="surname" value="ROUSELLE"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-181" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROUSELLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Dalziel's News Agency, and know the prisoner—for some months prior to October 14th he brought a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> to the office about 4.15, and delivered it to me—I handed every copy to Mr. George Dalziel.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-182" type="surname" value="DALZIEL"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DALZIEL</persName> </hi>. I am the business manager of Dalziel's News Agency—on October 13th Rouselle handed me a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times;</hi> I handed it to Mr. Soames's clerk, the solicitor to the
<hi rend="italic">Times.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-183" type="surname" value="EDMUNDS"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-183" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Soames, Edwards and Jones, solicitors, Lincoln's Inn Fields—on 13th October Mr. Dalziel handed me a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, and Mr. Soames marked it with his initials in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-184" type="surname" value="STEPHENSON"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-184" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>—I am the publisher of the
<hi rend="italic">Times—it</hi> is my duty to see the papers delivered every morning to the several news-agents—Mr. Wood assists me—it came to my knowledge that certain early copies</p>
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<p>had been surreptitiously obtained and the news telegraphed to the country—there was an arrangement that they were not to be sold in London under any circumstances—the publication of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> begins about 3.45—early copies are only delivered to five or six agents—Smith and Son are served first, and they are only for posting—they have none till 4.30—the next firm is Marshall and Son, and three or four others, and among them Messrs. Farrington—no news-agents are supplied till the second and third lots are delivered at 4.20 or 4.30—in consequence of a communication, I made a machine mark and a cross on all copies delivered to Messrs. Farrington, and they were the only papers so marked—I had a man to count the papers on the 13th, and afterwards I counted them myself—they were in four separate quires, and I never lost sight of them from the time they were counted till they were in Sawyer's possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GOGHEGAN</hi>. Marshall's, Marlborough's, Farrington's and Dawson's receive copies at four o'clock—we send a copy to Daiziel's under cover—this has been going on eighteen months or two years, so they had no occasion to pay fifteen shillings for another copy—I could find out the exact time—the Central Press Agency never gets a copy nor the Central News—the
<hi rend="italic">Melbourne Argus</hi>, the
<hi rend="italic">Melbourne Age</hi>, and the Associated Press each have copies under cover—if a country agent, say at Ipswich, orders 500 copies, and 250 are unsold, they are not returned to us, we receive returns only from a few special agents—only from Messrs. Smith and Sons—I have now communicated with the office, and found that it was about the middle of June, 1892, that Mr. Dalziel was supplied with a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> under cover at four a.m.—all those people are supplied under special conditions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18921114-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18921114-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-185" type="surname" value="DAVIDSON"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-185" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>. I am 17 years old, and live at 33, Granville Square, King's Cross—I have known the prisoner two or three years—I am employed at the Express News Agency, 57, Fleet Street, and have seen him there and Hanson—I was in the prisoner's employ—I remember a boy named Mitchell bringing a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> from Marlborough's, the news-agents—I saw a constable with him—I did not actually see him stopped—I saw the prisoner there—he spoke to me about it, but I do not recollect what he said—I do not rememember what month it was in—after that, no copies were got from Marlborough's that I am aware of—on 14th October I was going to the Central News office with some papers, and was stopped in the street by the police—I had a copy of the inner part of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, which I found on the stairs on the second floor—I was taking it to Daiziel's because the prisoner said any morning he did not appear I should find a copy on the second floor, and I was to take it to Dalziol's—he was nearly always there—October 14th was the first morning I took it—I do not know where it came from—I know Sawyer by sight—I have conversed with the prisoner sometimes in Fleet Street, and sometimes in Whitefriars Street, usually of a Saturday—the police took the copy from me, and I made a statement how I obtained possession of it—every morning before that I had seen a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> on the stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. In addition to the copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> on the staircase I saw the
<hi rend="italic">Sporting Life</hi> and nearly all the morning papers—I used to take them up—from February to June the prisoner got a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> from Marlborough's about 4.15, and I was told</p>
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<p>that he also got an early copy from W. H. Smith and Son—the police have stopped me in the street twice; once when I was going to the Central News and once to Dalziel's, but I only had a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> on one occasion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Other papers were left on the window-sill at 4.15, but this was the only one that was left in that way—I fetched the others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). From instructions I received I was in Fleet Street on October 14th, and saw Sawyer about 3.55 a.m.—he pulled up his cart in Bouverie Street and went into 57, Fleet Street—he came out immediately and returned to his cart and drove away—shortly after four o'clock I saw him leave No. 57"—I followed him some distance and stopped him—he knew me very well—I had a conversation with him, and he handed me a part of that morning's
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>—I went back with him down Fleet Street, and when we got near No. 57 the prisoner looked up and saw me, and ran into No. 57—I said, "Hawkins, stop; you are mine"—the more I halloaed the more he ran—I followed him to the third floor, and said, "I shall charge you with receiving a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> newspaper, this day's issue"—he said, "I have received no copy"; I said, "No, but somebody else has for you"—I called Davidson, who said, "Four or five days ago Hawkins said to me, 'If I don't chance to be here you go and look on the staircase; you will find a paper which you are to take to Dalziel's'; I was taking his paper this morning on the instructions received"—the prisoner said, "I have received no paper"—I took him to the station, and on the road I said, "How much has Dalziel paid you for this copy?"—he said, "I have received nothing"—I said, "How much is he going to pay you?" he said, "Nothing"—prior to that I had watched Sawyer and Hawkins; I saw Sawyer a morning or two before go into the doorway of 57, and hand something to Hawkins, who put it in his pocket; they walked down Bouverie Street, and Sawyer went to his cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have been told off for this special duty several months; six months, occasionally, not regularly—I have arrested no one but the prisoner in connection with these early copies—I have stopped two persons besides the prisoner; one is here, Davidson, the other was a messenger—I stopped a man in connection with the New York Association Press—he had a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> on him—I did not charge him; he told me he got it from Dawson's; they are newspaper agents, and special, early copies are sent to them—I did not stop anyone last year with the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, except Hawkins and his messenger, and the person from the
<hi rend="italic">New York Herald</hi>—I did not stop them because I thought they had a copy on them; I had reasons for it—I have not stopped other persons believing they had early copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi> on them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-187" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LAWLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Inspector</hi>). Mr. Soames gave me instructions, and I made inquiries in April and May, and later on I kept observation on the prisoner and Mitchell and Davidson—Mitchell was stopped coming from Marlborough's; he had two early copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>—he made a statement, and the prisoner came up—I said, "I have stopped the boy with two copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>, and he says they are for you?"—he said, "Yes, that is all right, I am a customer of Marlborough's"; I said, "It is rather early"; he said, "They are for post,</p>
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<p>it is all right"—the boy was traced as coming from Marlborough's—I communicated with Mr. "Soames about June 18th, and discontinued watching for a while—I commenced again on October 5th, and saw Sawyer meet Hawkins in Fleet Street, and walk away—I saw him come back afterwards to 57, Fleet Street, and Sawyer came up and had a conversation with him, and then got into his cart and drove on—I watched on other mornings, saw the same thing repeated, and communicated with Mr. Soames—the prisoner met Sawyer on the second delivery at the corner of Bouverie Street, and at 4.25 I saw them speak together—on the morning of the 14th lawyer went into the passage, and remained a few minutes, and was arrested, and I saw the prisoner in Holmes' custody—I told him he would be charged with stealing a part copy of that day's
<hi rend="italic">Times</hi>—he said, "I have received no copy"—he was charged, and made no reply—the carman's bundle was counted, and found to contain ninety-nine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I have been to W.H. Smith and Co., in the Strand, in connection with obtaining an early copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times;</hi> they did not tell me to mind my own business—I stopped the boy who was going to the Associated Press, and I stopped Mitchell and the prisoner—no criminal proceedings were taken against Marlborough and Son; Mitchell is not here as a witness for the prosecution, he is ill in bed—I have known the prisoner about ten months about Fleet Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. HOLMES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Three or four years ago I stopped two men who had a part copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Times;</hi> I took them in custody, and they were remanded, and next day they were charged with receiving, but the evidence failed and they were discharged.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-190" type="given" value="HAMILTON LINDSAY"/>HAMILTON LINDSAY BUCKNALL</persName> </hi>. I am a civil engineer, and live at Mr. Collier's house, 29, Colchester Street—Mrs. Vernon lived with me, and left me seven or eight years ago—I was living there when the prisoner and Mrs. Vernon were there; they were there two days before I arrived, but I did not know they were there; that was in January this year—that is not the house where Mrs. Vernon had lived with me before—they left the house because they made so much noise; they called out "Murder" and "Police"—about the beginning of October Mrs. Vernon came to the house and spoke to me—I wrote a letter to the prisoner,. because she accosted me in the street, announcing her wedding, and she used language to me which induced me to write it—this is the letter: "Dear Sir,—Excuse my troubling you with this note, my reason for so doing will be apparent. Some few days since, your wife came up to me in the City to announce your recent union, and made use of most offensive language; will you insist upon her letting me alone? Please ask her not to call here, as I prefer not to see her, and if she continues her noisy visits I must do as the gentleman did who occupied the rooms you did, which would be rather hard on people who have given us so much consideration.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LINDSAY BUCKNALL</hi>."—on 18th October, about eleven p.m., I was called to the hall door and saw Mrs. Vernon and the prisoner, who said, "I have called about this letter; I want it explained"—I said, "It does not want explanation; your wife ruined me, and if I am to be followed in the street, and crowds come round me, I am ruined in this country"—he immediately struck roe on my forehead—I fell, and he tried to kick me in my groin—I put my legs together, and he kicked me on my stomach—I have a mark on my head—the blood seemed like water coming from a garden hose—it ruined my shirt and my drawers—the police doctor saw me that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Dutton appeared for me—he is not acting for me now—I called Mrs. Vernon and she was bound over—I have changed my solicitor since—I walked to the station, but I did not tell the inspector about this—I was still bleeding—I did not smoke any cigarettes—my landlord brought me some whisky, and I drank it out of a bottle, when I was very faint, at the station—I did not have some more when I got home—I may have had some more next day when I went to the Police-court—I did not smoke cigarettes next day—I saw Mr. Neville next day, and I think I told him about my being kicked in my stomach, and told the Magistrate, to the best of my recollection—I lived with Mrs. Vernon before she was married to Mr. Vernon—I did not advise her to get a divorce from her husband, but Mr. George Lewis did—we lived together as man and wife after she was divorced, sometimes for three or four days—I lived with her in Mr. Collier's house for two months—I swear I never had a halfpenny of her money—I have an office at 47, Easthampton, Devonshire; that is the only place where I practice—I had an office in London at Victoria Mansions, and at Victoria Chambers previously—I acted as a civil engineer at Messrs. Siemens, of Queen Ann's Gate, and I have forests where there is rook and china—Gow is a friend of mine; he lived with Mrs. Vernon—I never drank in a public-house at her expense—Gow was not with her when I met her, nor with me—I swear by everything that is sacred I never drank with her at her expense in Gow's presence—I asked her not to annoy me—I wrote to Mr. Hay ward instead of to Mrs. Vernon, because she was generally drunk—Mr. Collier was my landlord at another house, Cambridge Street, S. W., four and a half or five years ago—my intimacy with him had ceased three or four years before I went to that address; when I went to his place I did not know that Mr. and Mrs. Vernon were stopping there—I do not know that Mr. Collier is indebted to Mr. Hay ward.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My evidence was taken very shortly before the Magistrate on the first occasion—my solicitors are Messrs. Williams; they do not attend to Police court work, and Mr. Dutton was employed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-191" type="given" value="BROWNIE"/>BROWNIE COLLIKR</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of Colchester Street—Mr. Bucknall was living there on 17th October, and about 11.20 the prisoner came with Mrs. Vernon—he said, "Is Mr. Bucknall in?"—I said, "Yes." and called him—he came out without his hat, and the prisoner said, "You can go; I do not want anything to do with you, I can settle with you afterwards"—I left Mr. Bucknall sitting on the door step with his hands behind his back, and went into my sitting-room to my wife, and in a minute or two I heard screams of "Murder!" and went out and saw Bucknall lying on the ground in a quantity of</p>
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<p>blood, and the woman pulling the prisoner away from Bucknall—a constable came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was bail for the prisoner—I have known Mr. Bucknall some years—I do not know Mr. Gow; he has not lived in my house—the prisoner and Mrs. Vernon lived in one of my houses formerly, at a different address, and there was a disturbance with her, and we had to turn them out—it was their wish to come and live there—there has not been a broker in the house—Mr. Bucknall was not drinking whisky and water with me the same evening; he had a pipe and a glass of ale with me when I came home at nine o'clock—there was no termination of the friendly relations; they went on up to last night—I saw no attempt at a kick, but I heard of it next day—it does not strike me as very odd that there is nothing in the depositions about a kick; it was never suggested—the kick came in a week afterwards—he is a sober man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). On October 17th I heard screams, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor standing at the foot of the stairs—blood was oozing from the prosecutor's forehead, and the steps and his clothes were covered with blood—the prosecutor charged him with assault—he said, "Yes, all right; I will go quietly, I have received a letter from the prosecutor, and I went to his house for an explanation"—this is the stick (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They had both risen from the ground—there was blood all over the steps—I was present on the second occasion, a week afterwards, when the prisoner was represented by a solicitor—I did not hear Mr. Bucknall say that the prisoner attempted to kick him in the groin, which he prevented by closing his legs, and received it in his stomach.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-193" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NEVILLE</persName> </hi>. I am the divisional surgeon, and live at 133, Sloane Street—on the night of October 17th I was called to the station, and found the prosecutor suffering from a star-shaped wound on his head—it would require a good deal of force to do it with a stick—the bone was exposed; the bone is very thick there—it would have been very likely to fracture the skull if at the side of the head—there was a good deal of blood, but I could detect no objective symptoms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is no fat there—he came to me five or six times between the 7th and the 25th—he was sometimes smoking—I never saw him drinking spirits—he did not complain to me the first day about having had a kick on his stomach—I did not hear it till two or three days afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, being allowed to make his own statement, said:</hi> "Gentlemen, Mr. Collier opened the door and said, 'Mr. Bucknall?' and he came out and Mr. Collier with him I said, 'I don't want to see you, I want to see Mr. Bucknall alone. I had the letter in my hand, and said, 'I want to know what you mean by writing me this letter; I was 150 miles away; Mrs. Vernon was in your house this morning. 'He squared up as if he was going to hit me, and then I hit him with the stick, and we all fell together. I was 25 yards from the house before the policeman came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-194" type="given" value="AINNIE"/>AINNIE VERNON</persName> </hi>. I did not meet Mr. Bucknall in the City in October last and use offensive language to him, nor did he ask me not to speak</p>
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<p>to him—on this letter coming, I asked Mr. Hay ward to go, and I went with him—I have known Mr. Bucknall about thirteen years and Mr. Collier about five years—when we got to the door Mr. Collier answered it, and Mr. Bucknall heard it and came out without his hat—Mr. Hayward said to Mr. Collier, "I will speak to you afterwards"—he held the letter in his hand and said, "What is the meaning of this?" and they got to high words and Mr. Hay ward struck him with the stick; I got between them and we all fell on the next doorstep—Mr. Hayward did not try to kick Bucknall on the groin or stomach while he was on the ground—Bucknall has spent my money—I had £2,000 and he never earned a penny, and my jewellery and clothing went—Mr. Hay ward has been the only friend I have had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. I went into the City one day to do a little business, to buy some gloves—I wont in a
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi> to the Mansion House Station, and when I got out I saw Mr. Bucknall and two or three of his friends—he did not stay two minutes to speak to me—his friends asked me if I had any money, and if I could pay for a glass of whisky, and Mr. Bucknall pushed the door open and called them out—I bought the gloves afterwards at Nicholson's, in 8t. Paul's Churchyard—I was staying at 84, Tatchbrook Street—I had not seen Mr. Bucknall for three years—I have lived in Colchester Street, and I went there in October because Mr. Collier owed £13, to get the brokers out of the house, and I went round and gave him a bit of my mind—I was there on the morning of October 17th—I was not turned out of the house in consequence of making a disturbance when I was drunk—I was not turned out at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had nothing to do with bringing Bucknall to live there; I did not know he was coming—he has not complained to me that I was persecuting him—Gow is one of the men who had the drink, and Noble.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not tell him that Mr. Hay ward had married me, or that he was going to; if I did it was in a jocular way—there is not a word of truth in that letter—Mr. Collier knew he was going to get a County Court summons for him, and he was very polite to me, and said, "Will you take a seat?"—Mr. Hay ward did not know I had been in the City; he left very early to go to Aldborough, and came back in the evening.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The Common Serjeant here intimated that as there were two distinct burglaries, the prosecution must elect upon which they would proceed.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WIPPELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">elected to go upon the second</hi>)—I found the back window had been broken open, and a second entry made into the house; a hand could be put through the broken glass, and the latch undone—I cannot say if the window was open—I missed six American dollars made into buttons, an overcoat, a blue serge jacket, and several Moorish coins—they were there on the Sunday—I communicated with the police—I wrote to them at the same time, and I afterwards identified five of the dollars and the coins two days later, on the 14th, I think—I think it was on the Tuesday or Wednesday; I am not quite certain about the date; it was at Vine Street—these are the dollars and coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-199" type="given" value="EDMUND ATHELSTONE"/>EDMUND ATHELSTONE SMART</persName> </hi>. I am a gold and silver refiner, of War-dour Street—on Saturday, 14th October, James came into my shop, and I saw Brown outside—James offered these things for sale—he said, "How much will you give me for them?"—I weighed the coins, and offered him 3s. 9d. for each of these dollars—he said he would take that, and I paid him the money—then he pulled out these Moorish coins—I looked at the police-list of stolen articles which I am provided with, and found they were entered there, and I asked the prisoner for the money back—he gave it back to me, and I told him he would have to come to the police-station with me—I asked him how long he had had the articles; he said, "Five months"—when we came outside I saw Brown standing on the kerb; he and Brown spoke together in a whisper; I did not hear what they said—I took James to Vine Street; Brown followed a little way, and then left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. It was quarter or half past twelve midday when Brown came in—I have a good business—the police-list is loose on our counter where anybody can see it—we keep them all for about twelve months in a pile—I had no suspicion when he first offered the articles—there was nothing in his manner to suggest anything wrong—I offered him a fair price—if I had not been struck by the Moorish coins I should hive given him a fair price for them—James went perfectly quiet to the station—he wanted to go back once and look for the other man, but I told him he had better come—I should have told a constable, if I had seen one, to take the other man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-200" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR FULLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Y</hi>). On 14th October I apprehended James—I found on him five American gold dollars and seven Moorish coins, which the prosecutor identified—James said he had had them in his possession about five months—on the 15th he said, "I may as well tell you the truth; a man of the name of Ben Brown gave them to me; you will find him at the corner of Holloway Road"—I circulated information, and Brown was apprehended in the Holloway Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. We found Brown through the informa
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<p>given by James—the prosecutor came to the station and identified the things on the same day, the 14th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-201" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>DOUGLAS BROAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I am not quite sure about the date I was at Vine Street—it was on the day the officer was there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-202" type="given" value="SAUL"/>SAUL EASTON</persName> </hi> (253
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On 25th October I was in the Holloway Road with Detective Thomas at 2.30, and I took Brown—he was charged with being concerned with James in breaking into the house—he replied, "All right"—when charged he said, "I own I was with him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. At the time I had not spoken to Brown about the shop in Wardour-Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-203" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-203" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA BROAD</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife—on Monday, 10th October, I came back to our residence at 4.30 p.m., from the seaside—I found the kitchen window broken; it was dosed; I did not notice the fastening—I did not notice if the doors were unfastened—I missed the dollars when the detective came, not the Moorish coins—I had been away about a fortnight—the dollars were in a small drawer; I saw them safe before I went to the seaside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-204" type="surname" value="BROAD"/>
<interp inst="t18921114-name-204" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>DOUGLAS BROAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I am positive the Moorish coins and the dollars were safe when I left home on the Monday morning at eleven.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was no evidence against the prisoners of breaking and entering; but that the question of receiving must be left to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18921114-name-205" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN NEWNHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">a prisoner</hi>). I am undergoing sentence on a charge of bigamy—I only know the prisoners by seeing them at Holloway Prison when we were exercising about a fortnight ago, or a little longer; they were talking very loud, and I happened to overhear them—then they were shifted, and Brown was put behind me, and he said to me, "What are you here for?"—I said, "Bigamy"—he said, "What do they give for burglary?"—I said, "I don't know; I never
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> such a thing"—he said, "I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> one, and I got £20 worth of stuff out of it; there were some coins among it; I gave them to my mate, and they catched him with the coins on him. He told them that I gave them to him, and I said I did not"—I said, "Did he know you did the burglary?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Did he know the coins were stolen?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Did he know the coins came from the burglary?"—he said, "No"—I said, "You mean to say he is here and knows nothing about it?—he said, "Yes; nobody knows nothing about it only me. He gave his wrong address; that will go against him, won't it?" ("speaking of James) and it will be a feather in my cap. He has got one conviction against him; I think I shall manage to get out of it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. James sags:</hi> "They were given to me by Brown on Monday night; he said he found them, and asked me to take them and show my father. I did. He said he could not tell what they were.