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.¡.T"=<=- MomitoiiilisMre Miclsimiiaer Quarter f' Sessions. (COXTIXUE!) I'llOTd THE FOURTH PACE.) WEDNESDAY. The Court assembled at half-past nine precisely. Present:—The Chairmm, Sir D: Maekworth, Captain King, R.N., Rev. J. 1,. Davies, W. A. Williams, jun., Esq., Captain Roberts, and F. M'Dowell, Esq. George Sharp, aged 32, read and write imp., charged by the oaths of Richard Richards and others, with feloniously stealing and carrying awav 011 the lllh day of June instant, one silvef watch, the property of Richard Richards. Pleaded Guilty. Six. months imprisonment and hard labour in the House of Correction. Elizabeth aged 30, read imp. not write, charged upon the oaths of William Jenkins and others, with feloniously steal- ing one check shirt, the property of William Jenkins. Pleaded Guilty. Six weeks imprisonment and hard labour in the County Gaol. Henry Langdon, aged 52, not read, charged upon the oaths of James Sims and others, with feloniously stealing 5 lbs. of hay, the property of James Procter, Esq., of Chepstow. Pleaded Guilty. One months imprisonment and hard labour in the House of Correction. Elizabeth Kent, afjed 23, read imperfectly. charged upon the oaths of Mary Ann Dubberley and Thomas Stevens, with steal- ing in the borough of Monmouth, 3 damask table cloths, one diaper pillow case, three hand towels, and other articles. Pleaded Guilty. After a suitable address from the chairman, the prisoner was sentenced to three mouths imprisonment in Usk House of Correction. f Henry Dyke pleaded guilty to a charge of stealing 20 cwt. o bark, the property of Mr- Richard Powell. Recommended to mercy. Sentence: 2 months imprisonment in House of Correction, with hard labour. William Johnson, as;ed 24, read and write well, charged bjr tlie oaths of William Davies and others, with feloniously stealing one silver watch, one brass chain, a brass key, and a brass seal, the property of William Davies. „r,n] Pleaded. Guilty. 4 months imprisonment in the County Gaol ■with hard labour. i James Barrett, the Elder, aged -lo, road imp."not write and Janes Barrett, the. younger, aged 22, read and write well ch<^ec by the oaths of Henry Roper and others, with felomoa.1} stal- ing 32 pounds of sugar, two pounds of tea, five pounds of nee, and one pair of gloves, the property of Henry Roper. Mr. Rickards appeared for the prosecution, T Mr Henry Rc.per, examined by Mr. Rickards, said I am a grocer, carrying on business at Newport. The young man was in iry employment about three months, and during that time he had access to all the goods, &c. lie was m the habit of rising early in the morning, and getting tlit^ key of tne shop iron,"my room. In April I missed tea from a large canister that was kept up stairs, and on the 20th April a pair of gloves. On the 94th (the prisoners being in custody) I went to the council- house at Newport, and there constable Ilill, from Weston-super-Mare; he had two or three trunks, from one of which I saw him take some parcels of tea, which I considered to be mine; also 12 lbs of moist sugar, in one lb. parcels, and some rice There were marks upon the papers containing these things, which I know were made by the younger P'oner. P. C. Hill, of Weston-super-Mare, examined by Mr. Kiekaras, said I took the prisoners :into custody upon a diiierent charge from that for which they are now being tried. I took from them the parcels of tea, sugar, &c., which I now produce, t he witness here produced several parcels of tea, sugar, &c iiom a Mr.Roper,' recalled, identified all the articles produced as his Pr°i-S' Roper cross-examined bv the younger prisoner 1 can swear that the figures upon the parcels were made by James Barrel jun During the time he was in my service he slept mostJ I' at my house, sometimes he slept elsewhere. — Edmunds sworn: I am an apprentice with Mr. Roper, and have been with him about six months. I generally came down about half-past six in the morning. I was several times sent by the younger prisoner, early in the morning, to the Bridge Inn for a parcel, but I never obtained one, there being lW- thing there for him. Cross-examined by the younger prisoner The younger Bar- rett used to get up about six o'clock in the morning he used to call me sometimes during the time he slept out of the house, to come to the shop, and sometimes scolded me for not coming in time. There was a side-door from the shop, which was generally kept closed The warehouses were always closed at dusk. I never saw him take anything that he ought not to take; when he went up to fetch paper from the warehouse, I never saw him bring anything else down. Mary Ann Thomas, examined by Mr. Rickards: I was servant with Mr. Roper when the prisoner lived with him. The gloves now produced belong to my master. I saw them some time before they were missed, in a box up stairs, in Thos. Williams' room, and a week or a fortnight before the prisoner left. I noticed a spot of green paint on the gloves, like that which appears on these. I have seen the elder prisoner in my master's shop, and remember his being there once very early in the morning, perhaps about hall-past seven, when I asked the younger prisoner "who that ugly old man was in the shop." I don't know whether the younger prisoner was accustomed to come to the shop before Edmunds, the apprentice. Cror.s-examined by the younger prisoner The gloves were not shown to me in order that 1 might know them, before I went before the magistrates; but I saw them before I swore they belonged to my master. Re-examined by Mr. Rickards Mr. Woollett showed me the gloves just belore I went to give evidence. P.C. Hil1;.re-called: I found the prisoners in a house in Gas-street,V eston-supei-Mare, and took the elder to the prison, and left another constable to take care of the younger one. I showed the box produced to the elder prisoner on the following day, and he said It belonged to him. Two days after taking them into custody, I brought them and the box to Newport, and deposited the box in a room in Newport that I hired for the purpose, where it was sealed and locked up. Cross-examined by the younger prisoner I asked if your father had been in business, fancying he had from seeing some address cards, &c., in the box. I did not ask what groceries they were that I found in the box.. Here a number of licences, invoices, cards, &c., were pro- duced frolr- the box, at the request of the younger prisoner, intended to show that the elder prisoner had been in the grocery business in Gloucester, and that the goods found in the box were left from his grocery stock. It was found, however, that the invoices and licences produced' were dated 1842, and did not show that he had been in business for any considerable period after that time. Edward Fisher, examined by Mr. Rickards I assisted I .C. Hill to take the prisoners into custody. The younger prisoner said he wished to have the box taken care of. He had a book, 'which he was examining while in my custody, and tore out a leaf, and threw it into the tire. I took the leaf out of the fire, and took the book from him, as he was tearing out another leaf. John Meyer: I kept a second-hand clothes shop at Newport before the 26th March. The elder prisoner lodged with me six months, and left on the ]9th April. The young one lodged with me before he went to Mr. Roper's; he was often at my house in the morning as early as five or six o'clock during the time he was employed by Mr. Roper. They left mv house very suddenly I went to Tredegar on Saturday, the 19th April and before '1 returned on the following day they were gone/ I learnt they were gone to Weston-super-Mare, and fol- lowed them, and had them taken into custody, on a charge of stealing things from my house. After the younger prisoner went into Mr. Roper's employ, they had much more tea in their possession at a time than before. Barrett, the elder, used to get up in the morning to let in the son, and sometimes the father would go out in the morning, and return with quantities of cheese, bacon, eggs, &e., before the shops were open. Cross-examined by younger prisoner: I never saw younger prisoner bring any groceries to my house, but often thought his pockets looked very full, and fancied it very strange he should always go up stairs immediately on coming to my house. John Tinney: I am a porter at the Weston station of the Great Western Railway. Eighteen packages directed to John Davie", arrived there on the 20th of April, and were afterwards paid for by the elder prisoner, but I cannot swear that the box produced was among the things. Mr. Whitley I let a house at Weston to the prisoners. They told me they intended to keep a green-grocer's stall in the Tnnrket a clothes shop, &c. Mr. Roper recalled: I sell bacon, cheese, and eggs, as well aS fallies "Barre11, the elder, said, the articles found in the box were some things left from his grocery business m Worcester T "Rirrett the younger, on being asked if he wished to the iury'entered into a rambling statement, intended »f »• ™,h rfer™ce»',he naner &c. He also made some observations de- sugar up to this time he had borne a good charact°r and said that he left Mr. Roper, on a dispute about •wages, Mr. Roper refusing to give him £ 2o. a year, which he dèmanded.. deMr"lloper, being recalled, said the prisoner had not left him inconseouence of a dispute about wages, but that he had come to the shop one morning and said he meant to leave him unless he would give him the amount he claimed; he seemed >eij anxious to leave him, and he therefore, after remonstrating .with him upon the abruptness of his notice, paid him after the rate of £2;5. a year, and allowed him to go. The Chairman ably recapitulated the evidence, clearly showing the distinctions between the cases arising out of the evidence, and the jury, after a lengthened consultation retured a verdict of Not Guilty against the elder prisoner, and ot uui y against the younger. The prisoners were then charged with a second offence, tnai of having stolen from John Meyer, at Newport, on 25th of April last, two beds and bedsteads, a watch, tea-caddies, and several other articles. Mr. Rickards appeared for the prosecution. John Meyer, examined by Mr. Rickards I left my house on the 18th April; I went to Tredegar on Saturday the 19th April, and on my return on the following day, I found the goods laid in the indictment were gone—Mrs. Meyer was also gone, and the prisoners. I went to Weston-super-Mare; and went to a house where the prisoners were; Mrs. Meyer was there with them. I saw P.C. Hill at Weston, and described to him the goods I had lost. I found the bedsteads 1 had lost put up in the prisoners' house at Weston, apparently for use; and a knife I lost was found in the pocket of the elder prisoner. The boxes and other things I had lost were also there. elder prisoner The elder Barrett, on being searched by the policeman at Weston-super Mare, and when the kniie was being taken from him, took the watch from his pocket, and attempted to shuflle it over to my wife. The younger prisoner cross-examined the witness, in order to show that the goods had been sold to his father by the wife of Meyer; and the elder prisoner immediately after, in cross-ex- ammg the witness, said that the wife of Meyer had taken the goods to the house taken by him m W estOIl, as her own, in order to lodge there. Edward Tinney, the porter at YY eston-super-Mare station, proved the arrival of the goods at the station, addressed to John Davies. He said the younger prisoner rubbed out the address on the box as soon as they were paid for. The elder prisoner paid for the carnage, the younger one signed the book. Mr Whit lev proved having let a house to the elder prisoner. P C Hill examined by Mr. Richards From information I received I went to the house where the Phoneys were, and on cm'rio- nn stiirs I found the prisoners and Mis. Meyer in a room together 'The box was there,.and the elder prisoner said It was ll I found akmfe; and a watch with the elder prisoner, atever came to the house when I was searching the pnsoners, aS daimed all the goods, except the box containing the The^ekler "prisoner said he had taken the house and that Mrs. r ^leyer had come to lodge with lam. a coat, &c„ which wi^rSCSe^ftt^were all identiiied by 1v.t:eyer as his property. tn examined by Mr. ltickariis • search the house where the prisoners were, and inm test.l- • inerit, a coat &c. There were two rooms, in each ot WlllC? was a bed—one of the rooms was said to belong to the elf ei p —in that room there was some female apparel, shaving' > &c., which the elder prisoner said belonged to him. i 1C prisoner took a book from his pocket, tore out a leaf, and ir it on the fire; this book contained a list of the things in house.. In reply to the Chairman, Meyer said his wife had no autnont) to sell the testament, the box, &c., which were found in pos- session of the prisoners at Weston. The younger prisoner called Mr. lvesick, magistrates clerk, to prove that the magistrates had not considered the case sul- ficiently strong to commit the prisoners and that Mrs. Meyer had engaged a carter to take the things from the house. Mr. Rickards addressed the jury for the prosecution, the Chairman clearly summed up the evidence, and after a few minutes consideration, the jury returned a verdict of Guilty against both prisoners. The Chairman, in passing sentence upon the prisoners, said he could not perceive a single extenuating circumstance in the case brought before his notice, affecting these primers: far otherwise, the Cullll ware of opinion thai the evidence before a. them went directly to prove that they vrete confirmed and prac- r: tisei!. swindlers: there was, however, a manifest distinction n between the cases of the two prisoners and the elder had been p convictcd only upon one indictment, whilst the younger had s been convicted on both, and the court would make a eorres- nondin"' difference in the sentence to be passed upon the pri- o sobers The sentence of the Court, therefore, was, that James 1 Barrett, the elder, should be transported for seven years, and James Barrett, the younger, for fourteen years. i William Hroten, out ou bail, charged, upon the oaths of Ed- ward Phillips and others, with having on the 2Jfh day of March, i 1845, at the parish of Llaudogo, feloniously received five bushels 1 of wheat, of the value ot Ms., knowing the same to have been s stolen the property ot Robert Wnittlesea Purehas. i Mr.'Smythies appeared for the prosecution and Mr. Rick- ards, for the defence. — Phillips, constable of Llaudogo On Wednesday morning before Easter, I put ten full sacks and one partly full, into Mr Purchas's barn. I subsequently missed one of the full sacks I apprehended the prisoner on the charge of stealing the wheat on the 15th of April; he said he had not stolen the wheat, but that I was right in supposing that Stephen Williams and James Morgan had stolen the wheat. Cross-examined by Mr. Rickards I said to Mr. Oakley and master that I thought Stephen Williams and James Morgan had stolen the wheat. I never heard of any such wheat as that stolen being in this neighbourhood, except that belonging to master—it was of a particular kind. Thomas Price, examined by Mr. Smyfhies I am a miller living at Penalt. On the 14th of April William Hughes brought a bushel of wheat to my llÜll; afterwards he brought some more. ■I thought the wheat belonged to Mr. Purehas, because I had a sample of Mr. Purchas's wheat in the mill at the time; I afterwards compared the two wheats before the ma- gistrates, and am satisfied they ware of one kind. [Samples of the two wheats were here produced, and Price said he considered them to he of the same crop, and the same that were brought to his mil1.] Phillips, being re-called, was cross-examined at some length by Mr. Rickards, with a view to invalidate the testimony of the witness as to the identity of the wheat. William Hughes, examined by Mr. Smythies: I am a labourer living at Llandogo. The prisoner about a week before Easter olfered to scll me some wheat; it was nearly a bushel and a half; I agreed to have it and went to his house to fetch it. William Gwynne, examined by Mr. Smythies I am a wood- ward to the Duke of Beaufort. I was at the Lion public-house, on the evening of the day the prisoner had been before the ma- gistrates, and there I saw Brown, with whom I had "ome con- versation. I asked how he got on before the magistrates; he said he was bound over to appear at the Sessions, but he said he had not stolen the wheat; but Stephen Williams and James Morgan had taken it out of the barn. Mr. Oakley, examined by Mr. Smythies, proved that the de- positions attributed to the prisoner had been made by him. This deposition professed to account for the manner in which he obtained the wheat—the prisoner saying he purchased it. Mr. Rickards addressed the jury on behalf of the prisoner. Messrs. James Morris, of Whitebrook, William Hodges, farmer, William Reynolds, firmer, and William Morgan, farmer, Trelieck, gave the prisoner an unexceptionable cha- racter. The Chairman summed up the evidence, and the jury re- turned a verdict of Not Guilty. Michael Yatps, aged 28, read and write well, charged by the oath of Philip Davies, with feloniously stealing and carrying away, on the 1st day of September last, a gun, the property of the said Philip Davies. Û Mr. Rickards appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Barrett for the defence. Philip Davies I am a maltster, living at Llanvrechva, In Au- gust last I had a gun, which I afterwards missed; I have since seen it at Mr. Phillips's, Abergavenny. Edwin Phillips I received a gun of the former witness, to take care of, and placed it on a lobby at the White Lion, Polity- pool, a house kept by my father. Cross-examined by Mr. Barrett: Mr. Owen, the solicitor, often goes to the White Lion, Pontypool. I never saw Mr. Owen there with a gun, nor did I ever see the prisoner there with a gun. When Owen came to Pontypool he came in a gig, and the ostler took care of his things I don't know whe- ther the prisoner ever took care of his things. The gun could not be seen on the lobby by a person standing in the room. Elizabeth Phillips Sly husband keeps the White Lion Pon- typool .Mr. Davies came to my house to-enquire for a gun that he had left there to be taken care of. I saw the prisoner going out of the Commercial-room, in my house, with a gun in his hand, and asked him where he was going with the gun. He said he did not know. I afterwards saw a dirty chair beneath the lobby, as if a person had been standing on it. Cross-examined by Mr. Barrett: The lobby is about 2 yards from the floor: I don't know how the dirt got on the chair, but it looked as if a person had been standing on it. George Leach, examined by Mr. Rickards I lived at Aber- gavenny last Autumn. The prisoner came to my house on the 4th of November, bringing a gun with him. We were going Ínto.\Vales to shoot. I asked him where he got the gun, and he said his master gave it. him, he (Mr. Owen) having had it given to him for getting a prisoner out of gaol I asked him several times the same question, and he made the same reply. After coming back from Wales I saw him at Crickhowell, and told him he "was accused of stealing the gun. He said he aid not care, but afterwards asked me to "make away with it," I wrote to the keeper of the house in Llandovery, where was left, and they sent the gun up to me. I gave it to Mr. Da- vies, and Mr. Roberts, the policeman. John Roberts, superintendent of Police: I received a gun from Mr. Leach. I cannot swear there were not two guns pre- sent at the examination before the magistrates at Pontypool. Mr. Davies, cross-examined by Mr. Barrett: I do not consider my gun at all like Mr. Owen's gun 1 went to Mr. Owen's and asked if my gun was there he told me it was not. I further prosecuted my enquiries, but got no intelligence of it till Ire- ceived it from the witness jjeacli. Mr. Barrett ingeniously defended the prisoner—the Chairman summed up the evidence, and the jury returned a verdict of Guilty. A previous conviction having been proved against the pri- soner, he was sentenced to fourteen years' transportation. John Williams, out on bail, charged with feloniously stealing, in the parish of Goitrey, a quantity of cordwood, the property of Rees Hees. Mr. Rickards for the prosecution. liees Rees sworn I am a farmer living at Goitrey. Last Mar I missed a quarter and a half of cordwood from my farm. I fixed two pieces of stick and a piece of cordwood on my stack in order to know them. I looked into the prisoner's field, aud saw some cordwood there. I got into a bush in that field, at ten o'clock at night, and after waiting some time I saw the prisoner come with a little hoy; they made a search about the field, and sent a do" to search ahout; they thcn took the cordwood whIch I had seen in the field, and were going away with it, when I pushed out and asked them where they were going with my wood; the prisoner said he didn't want my wood, that he had plenty of his own. On the 7th June, the day we were going before the magistrates, the prisoner asked me three times to make it up. Ir. Barrett cross-examined the witness, with a view to dis- prove his statements respecting the identity of the wood. Isaac Iiilliett sworn: I am a servant to Rees Rees, and saw him place the pieces of wood on the stack to mark the timber. Mr. Barrett adopted a similar course of cross-examination with this witness to that employed with the last. Mr. Barrett energetically addressed the jury on behalf of the prisoner, and called Messrs. George, Morgan, Matthews, and W illiams, who gave the prisoner an excellent character. The Chairman having recapitulated the evidence, the jury re- turned a verdict of Not Guilty. Mary Moursgoud, aged 25, read imp. not write, charged with stealing 170 yards of ribbon, the property of Charles Llewellyn, draper, Newport. Mr. Rickards appeared for the prosecution. William Dyker sworn I am shopman to Mr. C. Llewellyn, draper, Newport. I rememher the prisoner coming to the shop in company with a man. The woman asked me to show her some cap and bonnet ribbons. She bought some cap ribbons; and when she put down the money for the ribbon the man went towards the door, and I went after him. I beckoned to Mrs. Llewelyn, and she came into the shop. I went after the man and on returning, the prisoner was gone. Twelve pieces of bon net and cap ribbon were found on the man, who had handled the ribbons while the woman was looking at them. The ribbon found upon the man was about] 70 yards. P.C. John Huxtable, examined I went with the last witness and apprehended the prisoner, and charged her with beirif an accomplice in the theft of the ribbon. P. C. Hill examined: I searched John Hoursgocd, and took a quantity of ribbon from him. The Chairman explained to the jury that if they were of opinion the prisoner. was in company with the man upon whom the ribbou was found, they must find her guilty of the offence laid to her charge. The jury, after a few minutes consideration, returned a ver- dict, of Guilty, and the prisoner was sentenced to two months imprisonment, with hard labour, in the House of Correction. Charles Carter, aged 30, read well, not write, charged by the oaths of Richard Rennels and others, with having on the 2-itli day of May last, at the boiough of Newport, unlawfully ob- tained by false pretences, of one Mary Ann Manchip, five shirts, two jackets, two coats, five pairs of trousers, three vvaistcoals, two pairs of shoes, and other articles, the property ot Richard Rennels, with intent to cheat and defraud him of the same. Mr. Barrett, for the prosecution. RIchard Rennels sworn: I was at the Sailors' Arms, New- port, on the 23rd of May; I saw the prisoner there. I had some biead and cheese, and used my knife to cut it. Soon after eatmg my bread and cheese, I missed my knife when I looked for my knife, prisoner was gone. P.C. Hopklns deposed to having taken the prisoner into cus- in a barge 111 Bristol river, and found the knife upon him. 1 he jury returned a verdict of Guilty. Upon another indict ment the pnsoner was acquitted—Sentenced to three months' imprisonment in the County gaol, at hard labour. Mary Ann Davies, 21, and Margaret charged by the oath of John Jones, with feloniously stealing and carrying away from the person of the said John Jones, a promissory note ior the payment, and of the value of £5 a sovereign, and a leathern purse, hi, property. n Mr. Rickards appeared for the prosecution and called John Jones, who said I am a labourer, and live at Aberga- venny. On the 10th of April, as I was going home at night, the prisoners caught hold of me. On the prisoner Davies ask- ing me where I was going, I said I was going home. She said she would go with me. I told her 1 did not want her, and that I was a married man. They then put their hands' into my pockets, and took out my purse; a man came tip at the time, and the women ran aw.ty. I saw them again at four o'clock the next afternoon. I am sure the prisoners are the same persons. Mr. Smythies cross-examined the witness, but did not elicit anything material in behalf of the prisoner. William Roberts, police-constable of Abergavenny, said I received information of the robbery, and went to the place, where I found the purse in the middle of the street. Mr. Smythies addressed the jury for the prisoners, both of whom were, however, found Guilty. A former conviction was proved against Mary Ann Davies. Sentence-Marv Ann Da- vies, 14 years' transportation. Margaret Rushmore six months' imprisonment in the House of Correction. Elisha JOh", aged 14, read imp. not write, charged by the oaths of Eliza Fawn, and others, with feloniously stealing and carrymg away on the loth day of May, a frock coat of the value of three shillings, the property of Maria James. Also charged <Tf hi:lT0US^ ihll'?11and c<«g away a pair of slippers, NeX;?:hoL,\hieei!h'n'"8S' «- "W»' Mr. Somerset appeared for the prosecution. Kniid1 Xfk^r'Arms' ?Iaria James' which amounted to the followin "-Th^T8' t s.tatef"lts the house on the 15th of May-'hat tho ',1'0 1",sse{1lfrof,t1 having it-that he subsequently acfno vVT" 7as*axe(1 ™th constable that he had stolen it— that he sol, fitto°T ivr' nell, at the same time knowing it was imf 1, Z > ° ,T substance of this case having been <>iVlni *1^ PJ°PGlty- l'16 time the transaction took place, we have deemedTunneces! To" be imprisoned^ix moiuhf moS lab°lU"' aUd t0 WllippCd of theTecond Matilda Morgan, aged 14, not read, out on twn „\ the oaths of Ellen Richard's and 'j ing on the 15th of April last,one shirt, one blantt "nd'a pe«L coat the property of Thomas Jenkins. P.C. Bath, of Newport, produced the articles named in the indictment, which he had procured from Miss Leek and Moses Wilde. Cordelia J. Leek deposed that the prisoner pledged a sheet and two petticoats at her mother's shop; and Moses Wilde stated that the blanket had been pawned at his shop. Ellen Richards was washing with Lydia Jones at the house of the vroeCuWr, and liWPg up the things Ipst, in the garden, Tile j trHcle fhaudcCu Were identiiied by Lydia Jones, who corrobo- ralftd tH« evidence of the former witness. Mrs. Jenkins, the ivife of the prosecutor, identified some of the things as the pro- perty of her husband. The prisoner was found Guilty, and sentenced to three calendar months, at hard labour. Thomas Kelly, aged .37, read and write imperfectly, charged on the oaths of Charlotte Wakefield and others, with Stealing- 14 lbs of feathers, the property of John Wakefield. Mr. Rickards appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Barrett for the defence. Charlotte Wakefleld I live at Caerwent. About one o'clock in the afternoon, 011 the 26th Mav, the prisoner came to my house with a woman. They had a pack with them. The man stood outside the gate, and the woman came in. They offered me a dress for sale, which I took for 2s. and a pound of feathers. The woman went up to my bed-room, and called the man up stairs. I said he should not go, but he would go up and when he was up stairs, the woman cut open my bed and the man took some feathers out of it; I should think 201bs. I told him he should not have more than 1 lb he said if lie had taken more, he would give the rest back. I said he should not have the feathers, and I would not have the gown. He said as I had given him all the trouble for nothing, I should not have the feathers back. I bolted the door, to prevent his going away, but he got out, and ran away, and I threw the gown piece after him. The womarl brought back the dress, and the man went awav with the feathers. The bag the man put the feathers into had about half a pound of feathers in it before he put mine into it. I gave the prisoner no money. Cross-examined by Mr. Barrett: The feathers which the pri- soner took were not weighed the dress which the prisoner wanted to sell me was not measured. I did not pay him any money,and told him I would not have the dress because he took so much feathers. Thomas Wigmore, examined by Mr. Rickards I am a con- stable, I took up the prisoner at a public house in Caerwent, on the 26th May, in consequence of information I received. I found a bag of'feathers in his possession, containing, perhaps, from 50 to 60 lbs. After an address to the jury by Mr. Barretts on behalf of the prisoner the Chairman summed up the evidence and the jury returned a verdict of Guilty. Sentence, twelve months' im- prisonment, with hard labour, in the county gaol. This closed the business on Wednesday. THURSDAY. Half-past nine being the time appointed for the meeting of the Court this morning, there were at that tune Present:—The Chairman, W. A. Williams, jun Esq., Rev. J, B. Davies, F. McDonnell, Esq., and Capt. Roberts, R.N. A number of prisoners having been arraigned, the following pleaded guilty, and were sentenced as follows :— L'homas Morgan, aged 19, read imp., not write, charged on the oaths of William James and others, with stealing, on the 13th of April, one duck, the property of James James. The prisoner called several witnesses to character. 14 days im- prisonment, at hard labour, in the House of Correction. John Harard, aged 21, read and write imp., charged on the oath of George Gorreli, with stealing, on the 14th of June. 21 buckles, and one pound weight, of leather, the property of George Gorreli, saddler. One calendar month, at hard labour, in the House of Correction. Edward Clarke, aged 17, read imp., not write, charged on the oath of Catherine Jones, with stealing, on the 31st of May last, two tea caddies, and one pocket handkerchief, the propeity of George Jones. One calendar month, at hard labour, in the House of Correction. Sarah Ann Harris, aged 14, read imp., not write, charged with stealing, at the borough of Newport, on the 29th of April last, 261bs. weight of iron, the property of Thomas Cruttwell and others. Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor. Fourteen days imprisonment, at hard labour, in the House of Correction. Emm* Jenkins, aged 12, read imp., not write, charged on the oaths of William Chessell and others, with stealing 15 pounds of iron, the property of Thomas Cruttwell and others. Recom- mended to mercy by the prosecutor. Fourteen days imprison- ment, at hard labour, in the House of Correction. The above cases having been disposed of, the Court called on the case of Itohert Ball, aged IS, read imp., not write. Wm. Crook, aged 18, read imp., not write. Cornelias Hadnutt, aged 18, read and write imp., charged on the oaths of Thomas Iiartreeand others, with stealing, on the 6th day of June, two pairs of boots, and one pair of shoes, the property of Thomas Ilartree, shoemaker. Thomas Hartroe, examined by Mr. Rickards 1 am a boot and shoemaker, living in Newport. On the 6th June last the prisoner Crook came to my shop and purchased a boot-lace. When the prisoner went out of my shop I went out to my work- shop. On returning to the front shop, I missed two pairs of boots and a paii of shoes, that had been in the window. I saw the vacancy caused by the boots and shoes being removed, im- mediately I entered the snop. I am quite positive the prisoner Crook is the person who bought the lace of me. They were slipper shoes that I missed. P. C. Huxtable: I received one pair of boots from Mary Price, and another from Elizabeth Davies, at the Britannia beer-house, bj the canal side. The girls had the boots on their feet. [The policeman here produced the boots, which were identified by Mr. Ilartree, by a letter H" oh the sole.] Thomas Hopkins, P C., said he had received a pair of shoes from Mrs. Elliot, of the Britannia beer-house. [The witness produced the shoes, which were identified by Mr. Hartree.] Mary Price, examined by Mr. Rickards: 1 was at the Bri- tannia beer-house on the 6th of June, and on that day I saw the prisoner, there Ball had two pairs of boots with him he asked Mrs. Elliot if she would bay a pair of boots; she would not buy them the prisoner Ball then asked me to buy them I bought a pair for myself, and a pair for Elizabeth Davies, Mrs. Elliott's servant. Ball came into the house alone the others eatrie aftewards Emma Ranks, examined by Mr. Rickards: I was at the Britannia beer-house ott the 6th of June: about one o'clock on that day I saw the prisoners in the tap-room at that house. They o fie red me a pair of slippers, and asked if I would buy them all the prisoners were talking about selling the slippers they asked me, 011 my saying I would not buy them, to try to sell tbem for them: I went to Mrs. Elliott, and sold them to her for two shillings. Elizabeth Davies, examined by Mr. Rickards: I am servant at the Britannia Mary Price sold me a pair of boots on the (jih of June. I saw all'the prisoners in the tap-room of that house on the 6th of June. The prisoner Ball cross-examined the witness Elizabeth Davies and Emma Banks, in order to show that he had been in the Britannia beer-house all the night of the oth of June, and therefore bad no opportunity of committing the theft. P.C. Huxtalile deposed to having taken the prisoners into custody at the Coach and Horses beer-house, and stated what propjrty he found upon them. Mrs. llyan, keeper of a low lodging-house, in Charles-street, said the pi isoners lodged at her house the week the robbery was committed and that Ball had given her some money to take care of for him. Ball and Crook cross-examined Mr. Ryan, to show that they had never been in the habit, during all the time (between two and three years) they had occasionally lodged at her house, of taking anything to the house, except what they required for food, &c. The prisoner Ball stated that he had received the boots from Crook, and sold them for him. The Chairman lucidly explained the duty of the jury, in de- ciding upon the evidence before them, and after a few mi- nutes consultation, they returned a verdict of Guilty against all the prisoners. Previous convictions were proved against Cornelius Hadnc-tt and William Crook, and the prisoners were then sentenced as follows :-Cornclius Hadnott and William Crook, twelve months' imprisonment each, at hard labour, m the county gaol. Robert Ball, six months' imprisonment, at hard labour, 111 the CUTdw(5d°hreen aged 22, not read, charged on the oath of Thomas Kelly with feloniously stealing on the 19th of April, a sledge hammer, and a pickaxe, the property of Sir Digby MMr.^S°omerfeTti'br the prosecution. The prisoner was unde- feThomas Kelly examined by Mr. Somerset: On the 21st of ApJr losf smu'e tools (a pickaxe and sledge) that I had been accustomed to use; they were the property of Sir Digby Mack- worth I placed them behind a haymow, on the 19th ot April, where I had usually kept them, and on the 21st I could not find them. I saw them afterwards at Caerleon, in the hands of t'1 Jam't's'Dutfield, examined by Mr. Somerset: On the 19th of April the prisoner asked me if I would buy some tools—a pick- axe and sledge; he said he had bought them. He said he was starving, and wanted some money to buy victuals. I gave him Is., and took the tools from him, and told a man I saw work- ing on the road if he heard any one enquiring for tools, he was to send him to mv house, and he should have them. Ann Duffield said her husband, James Duffield, had left the tools at her house and told her to give them to any person who should come and enquire for them, and who would pay a shil. ling for them. Constable Limerick said he had received the tools from Mr Duffield, having gone, from information, to his house to en. quire for them. The prisoner, who presented a very idiotic appearance and seemed an object of the most wretched destitution, on bein<<- asked by the Chairman, if he wished to say any thing, stated that he had bought them of a man 011 the road to Caerleon for 6d. and 3d. worth of bread and cheese. After a short address from the Chairman the jury returned a verdict of Guilty. Sentence One calendar month's impri sonment in the house of correction, at hard labour. ROBBERY or THE SCREW PACKET CO.'S WAREHOUSE. Wil'iam Morgan, aged 2.5, read imperfectly, not write charged with breaking and entering the warehouse of the Screw Steam Packet Company, at Newport, on the 27th April last, and stealing therefrom one shawl, the property of George Taylor. Mr. Rickards appeared for the prosecution, and Mr. Bar- rett for the defence. The learned counsel for the prosecution gave a lucid detail of the facts of the case, as be intended bringing them before the jury, in the course of the evidence and which will be found in the statements of the following witnesses: Mr. James Hill, chief clerk of the Screw Steam Packet Company, examined by Mr. Rickards It is the duty of the head porter to lock up the warehouse containing the goods brought by the packets. On the 25th April last, I observed that the warehouses were safely locked up. I have a manifest book with me, containing an account of the goods brought by the packets from Bristol. On the following Monday, I ex- amined this book and found that the original manifest of the 26th had been correctly copied into it. We depend as much upon this book as upon the original manifests, this being re- irarded as a tiauscnpt of those manifests. Cross-examined by Mr. Barrett: We have several porters irenerally engaged. There were two clerks at the time of the robbery. The prisoner (who had been employed as a porter) was discharged at a day's notice. The clerk who made the entries in this book, (the manifest-book), was discharged at three weeks' notice. Thomas E. Turberville, examined by Mr. Rickards; I am delivery clerk to the Screw Company. On the 26th April 1 remember a box, directed G.Taylor,"arrived by the packet. I did not see the warehouse shut up on that evening. I went on the following morning, about eleven o'clock to the ware house and discovered a hole in the door; boh doors were open when I went there. Ongoing into the warehouse I missed a chest of coffee, that was there the night before. Cross examined by Mr. Barrett: A great number of boxes and packages arrived on the night of the 26th and I missed a box of drapery for Mr. Taylor, because I had previously ordered a porter to take it home. Thorn-is Davies am head-porter to the Screw Company. It is my duty to lock up the warehouse. I bolted up the ware- house at eight o clock on the. night of the 26th. On going ther- the morning, 1 observed that one of the doors was broken, and several pieces of boatding gone from The hole was large enough for a man to pass through. On gomg into the warehouse I missed a box that had been there, directed to Brecon. The small door was locked as I had U The cross-examination by Mr. Barrett elicited nothing par- ticular in favour ol the prisoner. Thomas Turberville, recalled and exam.ncd by Mr Bar- rett • When 1 first went into the warehouse, 011 Sunday, I did not 'miss the box for Mr. Taylor, but I missed a box for Bre- con, and a chest of coilee.. Edward Hopkins, superintendent of police: I received a warrant to search the house of a person named John Hughes, at Pilhnvenllv. On the following morning I took Hughes, his wife, and a Mrs. Hale to the station. The prisoner was then there. 1 asked Mrs. Hughes whose shawl she had-she said she bought it of the prisoner and he said he bought the shawl from a packman, Morgan was taken mto custody on th is charge. Cross-examined by Mr. Bai-i-ett I had a warrant given to me by Mr. Hill to search Hughes' house. I afterwards went to Mrs. Hale s house, the warrant to search it having been given to me by the same person. At the time I had a war- rant to search Hughes' house, I had 110 warrant to apprehend the prisoner. The conversation respecting the shawl took place at Mrs. Hale s house. At the «econd conversation, at my house Mrs. Hugh-s, her husband, and Mrs. Hale being present, Mrs. Hughes mentioned Morgan's name. 1 knew Morgan, tne prisoner, and his wife, andl think they are rather in low circumstances. P.C. Huxtable I went to the houses ofHlJghes and Hale, with last witness. 1 found a box there, and took a shawl from it. At the same time 1 received a warrant to search Hale's house, I received one to apprehend Morgan. I t°olc Morgan at his own house, and took him to the station house. I showed the shawl, that I took, to Mr. Taylor Cross-examined by Mr. Barrett: On Monday I received a warrant to search Mrs. Hughes' house, and on Tuesday two warrants, one to search Hale's house, another to apprehend the prisoner, whom I took into custody but did not search his house His wife was in the room when I took him. There might have been boxes there without my seeing them, if they had been under the bed. I searched Hughes's house, but did not find any of the missing property. 1 went to Hale's house. I found the box containing the shawl in a room belonging to Mrs. Hale. Mis^ Hughes was present when I found the shawl. I was not present when Mrs. Hughes said she had the shawl of Morgan. The shawl was here produced by witness. George Taylor examined by Mr. Rickards: I am a draper, living m Newport. On the 22nd of April I bought some drapery in London-some shawls, and instructed the parties to send them to .Newport, per screw steamer from Bristol. None of the goods I had ordered came to my hands. [The witness here identified the shawl which had been produced by P. C. Hux- table, by a mark on the corner.] Mary Hale, examined by Mr. Rickards: I am a widow, living at Pill. My house was searched in April bv P. C. Huxtable. A box was found there, containing a bundle out of which the constable took a shawl. Mrs. HUghes brought the bundle to my house on the 28th, and it was found on the 29th. I never saw it opened until the policeman opened it. Cross-examined by Mr Barrett: Mrs. Hughes said it was her bundle, and that all the things were hers. Mary Ann Hughes, examined by Mr RIckards I live at Pill. I have known the prisoner some years. I took a bundle to the last witness's house. 1 don t think the shawl produced is the one which I took in the bundle to Mrs. Hale's house. William Morgan sold me the shawl which I put into the bundle. He asked me four months before to buy a shawl. I bought the shawl from him, and gave him 0$. worth of beer and 3s. for it on the Saturday nigiit. He said he had it of his wife, who pot it from a packman. I had taken an apartment at Mrs. Hael's and therefore put it there. Cross-examined by Mr. Barrett: I have known the prisoner for eight years and when he brought the shawl for me to buy 1 ,\10tothink 11 necessary to make any inquiries about it. P. C. Penmmore examined by Mr. Rickards: I was present when Mr. and Mrs Hughes and Mrs. Hale were in the station house together; and Morgan heard Mrs. Hughes say she had had the shawl from hun; he said it was so, and that lie had got it from a (luffer." Mr. Barrett, on the part of the defence, objected that the f2 I-!e,1CefeS00dSWe(tlken' described in the in- d ctment a, a warehouse, was not m fact a warehouse within the meaning of the act, and that therefore the charge of steal- ing from a warehouse must be invalidated, and the prisoner be tried only for simple larceny.. r Mr. Rickards replied to the observations of Mr. Barrett, and tne Court decided that Mr. Barrett's objection was good. Mr Barrett then addressed the jury with some ingenuity, on behalf of the prisoner, and the Chairman clearly recapitulated the evidence. The jury returned a verdict of Guilty, and the Cnairman, after a uitable address, sentenced the prisoner to 7 years transportation. John Shepherd, aged 23, read and write well, and George lioe, aged 2S, read imp., not write, charged 0.1 the oaths of Thomas Morgan and others with steahng, on the 19th of June, one silver watch, the property ot lhomas Morgan. Mrs. Morgan examined: Said she hung her husband's watch up in the back kitchen; wnile she was out of the kitchen, she heard some one in it, and on going there, she found the watch was gone; on going out to the door, she saw the prisoners run- ning away. She toid her husband, and he immediately pur- sued them. John Edmunds Said lie saw the prisoners on the road from Rhymney to CardirF, and they were running b<?in°- pursued by a man, who shouted Stop thief." Shepherd thiw some- thing like a watch over the hedge into a field, and a watch was afterwards found there. Emanuel Carde corroborated the testimony of former wit- nesses, as to the prisoners being on the road, running towards Cardiff, and as to Shepherd having thrown the watch over the hedge. He added: On hearing a person who was running after hollowing Stop thief." I ran after them, and pushed Shep- herd down, and after a scuffle, with the assistance of some per- sons passing, I took him. The jury, without any hesitation, found the prisoner Shep- herd guilty, acquitting Roe and Shepherd was sentenced to 6 weeks' imprisonment, in the House of Correction, with hard labour. John Walker, aged 22, read imp., not write, was charged, on the oaths of Wm. Williams and others, with stealing on-'the 19th of April, at Newport, £ 1 17s. in coin, one razor,'and one clasp knife, the monies and goods of the said Wm. Williams. Walker was acquitted, the prosecutor not being in court. Charles Havard, aged27, read imp., not write, charged by the oaths of Sarah Morgan and others, with stealing a goose, the property of Sarah Morgan. 3 Mr. Rickards for the prosecution. Sarah Morgan, examined by Mr. Rickards: I am a widow, living at Lanwenarth. On the 12th May last I had a gander, a goose, and five goslings. At night, I used to put them in a cot by the end of the house they were fastened up. I next saw the gander after the 12th May with P. Cusack, policeman, at Abergavenny. Elizabeth Morgan, examined by Mr. Rickards On the 12th, I saw the gander and goose safe in the cot, about eight in the evening; between five and six 011 the following morning I missed them. P. C. Cusack, examined by Mr. Rickards, said, I went to a beer-house in Monk-street, Abergavenny, on the 13th ot May, where I saw the prisoner I also observed a- goose there. I afterwards took the goose, and went, in consequence of informa- tion, to look for Havard, who left the house on seeing me there the first time. He was taken into custody at the Hay, and handed over to me. On the road to Abergavenny from the Hay, where the prisoner was taken, he told me he had seen two men, one of whom gave him a goose, which he said he had thrown into a field, but. that lie fetched it the same morning, intending to cook it for his dinner, and left it for that purpose at the beer- house in Monk-street. Other evidence was produced. The jury found the prisoner Guilty.—A former conviction was proved against him, and he was sentenced to be transported for fourteen years. To be concluded in our next. =


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