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the nextpsiblichouae aa ha ha.1 an ajsuntnieut. He got out of the cab and never cam Lack again. When next I saw him I gave him In charge. Cross - examined by llr. BAKXAKb. 1 hare dealt 'in biCa a little, and get them discount.!. I have had some bill transaction with Fdkina. I mean when be has procured acceptor for me ; not more than 14. I kntw Iteid formerly. He doe not live at the address upon the bill " J. Ueid and Co., Bethnal - creen. There is no such firm. I was told that I knew Mr. Keid and tliat he knew me. He was in the furniture business. I recollect the name of 1L Staines, Iaverpool. I cant sar there is such a man. I hare had acceptance of II. Staine, I know the nam of Al - d ridge, the timber merchant, but Cannot swear that he ever had any tim)r. I had an acceptanoe from Willett. of Bristol. ISay, the hop - merchant of Maidstone, is another. Frankenheim discounted them. No questions were asked. When gentlemen know each other there is no occasion to aak questions. I paid Edkins a commission for getting the acceptance, 2j or 3 per cent, Haif a - crown was not my wual price. Mr. Frankenheim was then called and examined. I am a tradesman in Hanway street, Oxford - street. When the bill wan brontrbt. trt tn th word citT waa not UDOn it The defendant wanted me to discount it. but I was short of money at the time. I returned it because the word " city" was not on it Cross - examined. I have had a great many bills of the defendant's. I discount as many as I can Ktt I charge rL in the pound for three months. I have done it cheaper Uian that 1 be biila were always met. j;nawi was as good as Liverpool to me. I thought ne had very respectable customers. customers. Mr. Charles E - lkins was next called, and his appearance in the lot created a - general laugh. He said, 1 live at King' road, Chelsea, and was asked by the defendant to get an accettance for him, and I went to Keid for the purpose, 1 be bill was given to me drawn and accepted, in order tliat i mignl get a iresn one from wmeooay. iJciena ant said the hill would not do. as it was noi. drawn un prooerlr. I lid not take the bill to Keid, but kept it in my jsjckt - L 1 took it to Laurence. I then went; to - the plaintiff and said .that I a antcd to borrow a little money, and wonld leave the bill with him, and he asked ine how much I wanted, and I said only a few pounds. I said lot. would do. I did not want to make it over 2(1., as I know the consequences of a writ, and dont Use Whitecross - street. Ilaintiff then said that he would co to Laurence with me. and if he said that I was a respectable man he would let me have it - I was ordered out oi xne omce wnue tney nad a consul ut ion, ana when it was over I got the l.V. The plaintiff said, "You must sign a receipt for 2tl., in order that I may go to the superior courts if I have to sue on the bill, and I can make it right with jou afterwards." On the ;th I received a check for tV. That was to clear some furniture for the plaintiff. He gave me the money for the purpoe, Th check for 17. was to clear some gixsls from Lumley's salerooms. salerooms. I bought .them for him. Cross - examined by MrJ BaRX'ARiv I call myself a furni ture broker; serve writs in the law a ay occasionally ; any tMng for an honest living. (Lauditer.) Gettine an accent ance to a bill is in my line. I can't swear how luanr acceptances I have got lor the defendant Sometimes he used to give me ten shillings lor getting one, and sometimes half a crown. Keid lives m the llackney roaj. He kindly lends his name to poor men who want money. He is a Stock - Exchange gentleman. I did not see K id write " J. Keid and Co. Ill not swear that he did write it, but I will swear that he did not It is not true that I stole the bill. I had a running account with the defendant. I have obliged him, and he ought to oblige me. 1 sweur to my God that 1 did not receive LIV. on the 11th from the plaintiff in the presence of I - aurcnce, I had to give Laurence 30s. I gave huu a . - note and he gave me .v. Uw. change. After Mr. 1.AXTU3 had summed up his evidence, and Mr, Ba RXARIi hail shortly replied upon the whole case. His LnRIvsil!! went through the case minutely to the jury, and tluy immediately found a vtrdlct for the plaintiff lor - i.v. Tlie learned Jl" ixiE'said that he had liecn contemplating committing Edkins. for pel jury , but, as he did not see his w ay to a conviction clear enough, he should alwtain from doing so ; still he could not help remarking that his evi dence could not be believed in any court of justice.