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IThe late Mr. John John.I



Lodging-house Quarrel.


Lodging-house Quarrel. WINDOWS BROKEN: DEFENDANT HEAVILY FINED. At the Police Court on Monday, Charles Moss, no address, was cliargedwitli larceny and committing wilful damage to a window. William Evans, 10 Upper Water Street, a. mason, said he was manager of one of Mrs. Keenan's lodging-houses. On Saturday after- noon last he and the defendant were drinking together. Witness had seven shillings in his pocket, and when they were near the Stepney Hotel defendant took hold of him by the shoulder. He did not feel defendant's hands in his pocket, but when he arrived at the lodging-house he found that a five-shilling- piece was missing from his waistcoat pocket. Mary Evans, wife of the last witness, said she was at the house when the defendant and her husband came home. Her husband made a statement, to her, in consequence of which she asked the defendant how much money he had, and lie replied that lie only had sixpence, which lie produced, at the same time keeping one hand in his waistcoat pocket. Defendant then put his hand into his trousers' pocket, while witness searched, the waistcoat pocket. Failing to find anything, she endeavoured to put her hand into his trousers' pocket, and subsequently succeeded, and found the the shillings. Defendant became indignant, and swore at her and requested her to give back the five shillings. He also stated that unless be got it he would heak the windows. She sent for the police, ahd subsequently handed the five shillings to P.S. Britten. The defen- dant had been living at the Jodging-honse for about five weeks. On the previous Wednesday witness saw the defendant taking out a pair of boots, and lie subsequently told her that lie had pawned his shirt and the boots. P.S. Britten deposed that. at 6 p.m. on the 16th instant, in consequence of information received, lie arrested the defendant at No. 10 Upper Water Street. He took him to the Police Station, where he charged him with the offence. After having been cautioned, defendant stated, "I am guilty of smashing the w in down, but rtpt guilty of stealing the five shillings." He added that lie earned some money the previous Wednesday. Defendant, pleaded not guilty to stealing the money. He could not say how he became pos- sessed of the five shillings, because he and Emails were drunk The charge of wilfully breaking eight panes of glass was then proceeded with. Defendant pleaded guilty. Mrs. Evans stated that she saw the defen- dant break the windows. The damage amoun- ted i-1 12s. Defendant was fined £1 for larceny, and 5s. for committing the damage to the windows, and costs, or, in default, 21 days' imprison- ment.

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