The Era from London, Greater London, England on April 22, 1849 · 14
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The Era from London, Greater London, England · 14

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L April 22, 14 THE EEA, felony. The Common Sergeant having summed up, the jury found the prisoner Guilty, and he was sentenced to eighteen months' imprisonment and hard labour; and the shares were restored to iMr. Walker. The Theft of Three Hundred Pounds. Mary Watt, alias Jane Matthews, was indicted for stealing, in the dwelling-house of Mary Ann Griffiths, a parcel containing 300 in gold and silver, the property of Henry Seward and others. The facts of this case have appeared at full length several times during the past month, under the head of Clerkenwell police. The prisoner, who is a tall, dashing-looking woman, is an accomplice of the swell mob gang, and there is no doubt has been instrumental in and aiding the commission of many extensive robberies. The jury found her Guilty. A police constable stated thai the prisoner formed one of a gang, and that she had visited a man now confined in the hospital with a broken leg, and who stands charged with robbing St. Pancras vestry of 150. The prisoner asserted that she was innocent. The Common Sergeant said there could be no question of her guilt, and as such planned robberies must be put a stop to, he should sentence her to ten years' transportation. The Prisoner said : I am innocent, but had I committed as many murders as Mr. Drouet, I should have been acquitted. The Common Sergeant said that for the satisfaction of the jury he might state that tliey were in possession of the knowledge that she was connected with a man who had stolen above 40,000 by systematic robbery. Burglary . Unexpected Scene. John and Caroline Eaton, rran and wife, were indicted for burglary in the bpuse of John Purslow, and stealing articles valued at 25, Whilst the case, which was of no importance, was proceeding, the female was taken ill, and Mr. Macrnurdo, the surgeon, having been fetched, pronounced her to be in labour, and she was immediately removed to the infirmary of the gaol and put to bed. Mr. Cooper, Jjnder these circumstances, withdrew the case as far as she Ws concerned. The husband being convicted on that and another similar charge, was transported for ten years. MIDDLESEX SESSIONS. The court sat on Monday at Clerkenwell, for the purpose of disposing of appeals in respect of public-house licenses. Racing Sweeps and Betting Lists. Robert Warrington Colling appealed against the refusal of the Justices of the district of St. Marylebone, to renew a license for the sale of exciseable liquors at "The Crown," Old Cavendish-street, and John Warrington against the refusal of the same justices to renew alike license for " The Hope and Anchor," Hereford-street, Lisson-grove. The responding justices, it seemed, had refused to renew these licenses, because the appellants had persisted in having " betting" lists in their houses after they had been prohibited from having " Derby Sweeps," such sweeps Laving been proved to be illegal. It was apparent that the appellants had adopted this course, from a belief that " betting lists" were not comprised within the meaning of the statute, under which the sweeps were declared illegal, out the magistrates entertained an opposite opinion ; and being determined to put a stop to everything in the shape of racing speculation at public houses, tbey exercised their discretion, and stopped the licenses. Mr. Hector Rose, when the cases were called on, said that the appellants had, through their legal adviser, Mr. D. W. Wire, given a guarantee, that if the respondent justices would with draw their opposition to the appeal, they would, for the future, strictly discountenance everything in the shape of sweeps, lotteries, or lists, at their houses, and therefore, acting on the faith of this assurance, and in the belief that the appellants would implicitly adhere to it, the justices would now withdraw all opposition. The licenses were then granted. In the case of John Harper, who appealed against the refusal of the Finsbury justices to grant a license to the "Market Tavern," at the entrance to the uew cattle market, Lower-road, Islington, the petition was withdrawn. Daniel Church appealed against the refusal of the Justices of the Tower division to license "The Black Dog," Denmark-street, Ratcliff-highway. Mr. Bodkin appeared on behalf of the appellant, and urged that he (appellant) bad taken the house, and had spent more than 500 in repairing and rendering it capable of affording good accommodation for the public. Mr. Parnell, oh the other side, urged that the house in question had been closed for more than two years, and that it had proved a bad speculation to several parties who had occupied it before the appellant. Mr. Bodkin said that the house had been closed only whilst the repairs, &c, were going on, and he believed that the main object of the justices refusiug the license was to take the opinion of the whole bench as to whether they were not justified in refusing to license a house which had stood closed for more than two years. The license was granted without a dissentient. Mr. Sergeant Adams remarked that he believed it was the fact that the object of the justices was that stated by Mr Bodkin. Serious Accusations by the Swell Mob against the Police. Henry Mansfield and James Griggs, both well-known members of the swell mob, were charged with attempting to pick pockets. Daniel May, 357, said that on Tuesday afternoon, about three o'clock, he saw the prisoners in company with two more in Bridge-street. They parted, the other two going up Ludgate-hill, and the prisoners going towards the bridge. Witness followed the latter, and saw the whole four join each other at Earl-street, Blackfriars, and proceed towards the bridge. An elderly lady and gentleman were going along, when the other two walked in front of them while the prisoners walked behind, and he saw Mansfield attempt to pick the lady's pocket, covered by Griggs. Suddenly the latter happened to catch sight of witness, and immediately gave the "office," or signal, to Mansfield, when they both fell back. With the aid of another officer he took them into custody, and the other two, seeing how their companions were situated, made the best of their way over Blackfriars-bridge. Alderman Cope-land : Do you wish to ask the officer any questions ? Mansfield : Why did you not take the others ? May : I should have been very glad to have caught hold ot tnem. .Mansfield : It is not true, your worship, what he has been stating. He is only doing this to get liis name advanced. (Laughter.) Alderman Copeland : What hav e you to say, Griggs ? Griggs : Why, that all he has said is false. Joseph Hedington, an active officer of the detective force, said that he had known the prisoners for the last fire years as notorious thieves. He had had Griggs in custody, and once turned him out of St. Paul's Cathedral when, the Archbishop of Canterbury was preaching, but not before he searched his pockets to see what he had sot. Prisoner : I admit you did, but you can't say anything else of me. Alderman Copeland : Well; Mansfield, how do you get a living? Mansfield : By hard work. Alderman Copeland : And who do you work for ? Mansfield : For Mr. Cox, a tailor in the Borough-road. He dinf(ton : Yes, and he is a thief as well. If he has no work he makes up for it in other ways. Mansfield : This is all spite. You have often been bribed to drop charges. Your worship, on the occasion of one robbery, he received a sovereign and let the guilty party go, after which he took me into custody, and said, " I am sure, after all, you are one of the parties." I was discharged, and when our party afterwards met together, the thief was put upon the table, and asked how it was that, having been taken into custody, they had let him go again ; and he replied that he gave the officer a sovereign. There was also another robbery committed on board a steamboat, and the parties got off by bribing him and his brother officer, Michael Haydon. Hedington said they were always liable to these accusations, as a short time back he was instrumental in transporting five of their Sang, and some more had been transported this session, lansfield : May God strike me dead if I did not give that man (Hedington) on one occasion 5s. to let me off. Hedington shook his head in the negative. Alderman Copeland : I shall commit you for three months ; but; as you hare made serious accusations against the officers, I shall visit the prison, and institute further inquiries. Prisoner : Very well. There's a good time coming for some, one. BOW-STREET. The Robbery of CotNS at the British Museum, &c. Timoleon Vlasto, who stands accused of stealing a quantity of coins and medals from the British Museum, and from the collections of several persons of distinction, was placed at the bar before Mr. Jardine, on remand. Mr. Doubleday, one of the curators of the antiquities, swore positively to two coins, now produced, as having been stolen from the collection in the museum under his care. He could not be mistaken about them, for he had taken, previously to the theft, a cast of each of them in a sulphur mould, which was of the most perfect kind that could be made, and gave the minutest flaw and peculiarity of the original with great exactness. He could, therefore, swear without any doubt to the identity of those two coins. He had taken no cast since the robbery. The coins had been in the possession of the police since the arrest of the prisoner, and they were found by Inspector Field of the A division of police, concealed in a secret drawer in the prisoner's writing desk. The inspector, in the course of his evidence, now produced in addition seventy-one valuable coins, which be also found al the prisoner's lodgings, No. 15, St. James's-square. General Fox identified the greater part of these as having been stolen from his cabinet, to which the prisoner had access. Of the remainder lie could not be so positive, although, as they were all rare and valuable, and similar at least to those which were missing from his collection with the other more certainly identified ones, he could have no doubt that they were the same. The value of these coins as old metal might not be above ten pounds in the whole ; but their value as antiquities was not so easily determined. There was none of them that was not worth at least three or four pounds, and he had paid at a greater rate for most of them. The gallant general took occasion further to say that he had been informed by persons of the highest respectability that not only was the prisoner's family highly connected, but his own conduct had been irreproachable up to the time when these charges arose. Mr. Jardine said that such testimony might be of some service to the prisoner elsewhere, but could not avail him at present. He was remanded for another week. The prisoner's father, the late Count Vlasto, was connected with the Turkish diplomatic corps about twenty-three years ago. MASLB OR OUGH-STREET. Curious Case. An Unknown Countess. A few days ago a cabman named Roland obtained a summons against a female calling herself the Countess of Carlisle, for refusing to pay him his fare. On Wednesday the cabman paesented himself before Mr. Hardwick to state that the summons was not obeyed, and he wished now to have a warrant against her presumed ladyship. A letter, of which the following is a copy, was brought to Mr. Hardwick : " The Countess of Carlisle presents her compliments to Mr. Hardwick ; having received a summons with his signature attached, for mouey claimed by a person calling himself Henry Roland, begs to say that she completely protests against the charge under the following grounds : In the first instance as a married woman she is not liable to be sued for any debts she may contract, so had the man been refused payment it was to the Earl of Carlisle he should have applied. In the second instance Lady Carlisle told this Henry Roland, until Lord Carlisle's return to London, which she expects to-day or to-morrow, she had not the means of paying him, as her purse, containing all ber ready money, was taken off the table in her sitting-room by some of the inmates of the house in which she is lodging. In the third and last instance, Lady Carlisle believes that a summons should be personally served, which was not the case in this instance, as it was handed to her at a late hour last night by a servant in the house. With all due respect to the authority of the bench, the countess under these circumstances, declines to attend at Marlborough-street police court to-morrow. 32, St. Martin's-street, Leicester-square." Mr. Hardwick said he was quite ignorant of there being any Countess of Carlisle, the wife of the Earl of Carlisle. Anybody might choose to call herself a countess or a duchess, and he could only suppose that the person who had written this letter must be labouring under some kind of mental delusion. The cabman said he was hired by the countess from the Spanish Ambassador's Chapel. He took her ladyship to a house in Warren-street, Fitzroy-square, where her ladyship stopped two or three hours. He thep drove her ladyship to a gentleman's house in Eaton-place, where her ladyship stopped three-quarters of an hour, and where she had called for moiieyj as she said, Complainant then drove her ladyship to her lodgings in St. Martin's-street, and he was desired to go away, as there Was rid money for him. Her ladyship Was perfectly sober while in the cab. Mr. Hardwick ordered the cabman to have a second summons, and directed an intimatibn to be conveyed to the defendant that if disregarded more peremptory steps would be taken. The above Countess again ! The above woman was brought beforeMr. Bingham, last Thursday, charged with having intruded herself into the house of Sir Charles Forbes, of No. 9, Fitzroy-square, while in a state of intoxication. James Stewart Forhes, Esq., of No. 9, Fitzroy-square, said be resided with his father, Sir Charles Forbes, About nine o'clock last night, he was informed that some person wanted to speak with Lady Forbes. He went into the library, and found the prisoner there, with her bonnet off, her hair dishevelled, with a book, and evidently in a state of intoxication. He insisted on the prisoner quitting the house, which, after a short time, the prisoner did, and she was then given into custody. The prisoner said she called on SirC. Forbes for the purpose of asking him to get her third son an East India cadetship. Mr. Bingham, who appeared to think the prisoner was labouring under some kind of mental delusion, said he could not overlook her conduct in going to a gentleman's house in a state of intoxication, and he must, therefore, order her to find bail for fourteen days. The prisoner had only been locked up a few minutes before Mr. Shoolbred, of the firm of Slioolbred and Co., silk-mercers, Tottenham Court-road, came to the court to know whether a servant of a woman calling herself the countess ot Larlisle had been apprehended, as she and her presumed mistress were charged with swindling. Mr. Shoolbred having been informed that the "countess" herself was in the lock-up cell charged her with being a common swindler. She had obtained about 190 worth of goods from his establishment in the Tottenham Court-road, representing herself to be Mrs. Wetherelt. and Jthat she was about to be married. She wrote a note in French to the Earl of Carlisle, requesting his lordship to pay the bill. The goods were sent to a dressmakers, at the prisoner's request. It was ascertained also that the prisoner had gone to Messrs. Hailing and Co., of Waterloo House, silk mercers, and had endeavoured to obtain 90 worth of property, but she only succeeded in getting some lace, valued at 3. Mr. Shoolbred left the court, with the intention of bringing evidence immediately in support of these new charges. While the evidence was collecting, another charge was preferred against the prisoner and her assumed servant. The prisoner was put to the bar under the name of Wetherelt, and her servant, a dark complexioned, well looking, smartly dressed girl, gave the name of Cornelia Harman. The prisoners were charged with having stolen a sheet and a tablecloth from her ready furnished lodginas, m St. Martin's-street. The orisoner Wetherelt, who amused herself with eating apiece of bread with great relish all the time the charges were being made, and who occasionally joined her companion at the bar in laughing heartily at the various statements of the witnesses, in reply to the charge, said that the tablecloth and sheet had been sent by her, with a pair of riding trousers of her own, to her laundress's, to be washed. The prisoner then gave an address to police constable Boyce, C division, where she said the articles in question would be found. Mr. Bingham directed the officer to proceed to the place at once, and make the necessary inquiries. In the meantime, the prisoners were to remain in custody. The constable returned with Martha Lester, f No. 22, Crescent-streel, who said that the prisoner, Wetherelt, sold her the articles in question on Thursday last. The prisorier had gone into an eating-house, in iottenham-court-road, and haying no money to pay for her dinner, she sent a boy out with the things in question tO OPPOSE Ul, "U m.-w r- chased them. Mr. Bingham having ordered the prisoner against her, called on the prisoner Wetherelt for her defence. The prisoner said she was just now in rather straitened circumstances, in consequence of not being in a situation to make her marriage with Lord Carlisle public. She expected Lord Carlisle in town daily, and then she would be in possession of money to pay everybody. She had the highest references to character to offer She could refer to Lord Cnmbermere and many other noblemen and gentlemen. The prisoner was then charged with having obtained goods fraudulently from Messrs. Hailing, Pearce, and Co., of Waterloo-place. In defence the prisoner, who evidently shammed insanity, said Lord Carlisle had gone down to Castle Howard to make preparations for her reception, and in the meantime had given her a carte blanche to purchase her trousseau. Mr. Bingham said he should remand the prisoner, as it was possible there might be other charges against her when again brought up. The prisoner, who is an Irishwoman, and has been vulgarly good-looking, was remanded till Monday. WESTMINSTER. Fatal Occurrence.. Wardley, aged forty-nine, a labourer, was charged before Mr. Brodenp on suspicion of having caused the death of Anne, his wife, by assaulting her. Caroline Donolly, a woman in humble circumstances, stated that the prisoner and his wife occupied an apartment immediately over hers, at No. 1, Leg-court, Peter-street, Westminster. On Saturday week, at about tea-time, she heard the prisoner and his wife quarrelling in their room, shortly after which the latter left him, and as she came down stairs made use of angry words. She then passed along by witness's door, and went out. In about fifteen or twenty minutes more she again heard them quarrelling up in their room, and on listening she heard what she thought to be a tremendous combat between them, and she made use of very low language to her husband, immediately after which there was a heavy fall which shook the place. As witness was going out shortly afterwards she heard a heavy sigh, which she thought proceeded from the prisoner's apartment. She paid no particular attention to this, and went to market ; but upon her return in two hours found that prisoner's wife was dead. A great deal of evidence was gone into, but it appeared that a post mortem examination had not yet been made; and the prisoner was remanded for a week. An inquest was held on Wednesday afternoon by Mr. Bedford, at the Crown and Thistle, Great Peter-street, Westminster, on the body of Ann Wardley. The jury returned a verdict of Manslaughter against John Wardley, the husband of the deceased. Desperate Assault by a Woman. Eachael Lynn was finally examined, chareed with feloniously assaulting and wounding Matthew Crowley. The circumstances of the case are briefly these. On the 7th ult., the prisoner, who with her husoand occupied a furnished room in the house of the prosecutor in Snow's-rents, York-street, was intoxicated, and commenced breaking some of the things in her apartment, when the prosecutor entered it witti a view of preventing further damage. Prisoner immediately ordered him out, but he refused to go ; upon which she attacked him with a large tin saucepan, with which she inflicted three or four wounds on his head. He fell insensible, when she stamped upon his head, and on his attempting to rise kicked him on his head. He was immediately taken to the hospital. Mr. G. B. Tanner, house surgeon, Westminster Hospital, proved that the prosecutor was in a very dangerous state from the wounds, which might have been inflicted with such an instrument as the saucepan produced. The accused said that the prosecutor was a man of drunken habits, and that he frequently intruded himself into her apartment. She had treated him to three or four glasses of drink on the morning of the 7th ult., and when he came to her room she told bim to go oat, but he refused had a struggle with her, and got bis hand in her hair. She was sorry for what had occurred afterwards, but it was his fault as much as hers, and one of the wounds was inflicted by a fall against a bolt. Mr. Broderip committed the prisoner. MARYI-BBONB. Extraordinany Charge against a Ballet Dancer. A Man disguised as a Woman. On Monday, Henry Woodall was placed at the bar before Mr. Broughton, charged with having stolen a silk handkerchief, the property of Mr. George Peach, a clerk, residing at No. 28, Westbourne-grove, Bayswater. The prisoner was attired in a mousseline de laine dress, a slate coloured polka, and a straw bonnet and black veil; his appearance altogether was feminine in the extreme. Mr. Broughton (to the prisoner) : What are you ? Prisoner : I am a ballet dancer, and am known at several theatres. I am now engaged at the St. James's. Mr. Broughton : And does the manager know that you are going about in this way in the attire of a woman ? Prisoner : It was only done for a lark, sir, and I have my own clothes on underneath. (He here pulled up his female apparel, and exhibited a pair of black trousers and boots). Sergeant waiKer, o ju, deposed that on the previous morning between one and two o'clock he was spoken to by Mr. Peach, who pointing to the prisoner, said " that girl has stolen my handkerchief from my great coat pocket." Witness went up to the prisoner and told him what he was charged with, when he said" Don't take me to the station-house. I want to speak to you, and will give you something to drink. I am no girl, but am a young man living in Pickering-place." He (prisoner) was at this time with two other persons. Mr. Broughton : Did the person who had lost the handkerchief say anything more to you ? Witness : He told me that he had been in the company of the prisoner for nearly an hour, and that he (prisoner) had put his arms round him many times ; and his belief was then that the prisoner was a girl. Mr. Holt, a tradesman, said he had no other idea, with regard to the affair, than that it was a mere lark on the part of the prisoner. Witness did not believe that he (prisoner) had ever had the handkerchief in his possession. Sergeant Walker produced the handkerchief, which, after the prisoner was locked up, he found within 200 yards of the spot where he (prisoner) was captured. Mr. Broughton: Is the owner of the handkerchief here ? He is not, sir, but he was desired to attend, and he promised to do so. Mr, Broughton (to the prisoner) : What is your answer to this ? Prisoner : I was not aware of the risk I was running in this freak, and if I had intended anything wrong by putting on female apparel I should not have had my own things on underneath. The person who said he had lost his handkerchief was much the worse for drink. When he met me, he said " Are you going home alone, miss," and I said, " Yes." He would not let me eo. or I should have been glad to have god rid of him. I; never put wuiaau s ciotnes on oetore, ana am sorry mat i snouiu have acted so foolishly now. but I didn't dream of anv harm arising out of it. Mr. Broughton looked upon the affair in a serious light; to say the least of it, the assumption of woman's attire by a man in the public streets was an offence contra bonos mores, and from such practices great abominations might possibly arise. The prisoner was bailed, himself in 40, and two sureties in30 each for his being again forthcoming at the court, and it was airectea tnat a summons snouia oe issued against Mr. Peach, whose evidence is material in the case. Mr. Peach attended on Tuesday, and alleged that while in conver sation with the prisoner, he (the latter) committed an act of the grossest indecency upon him. His first impression was that he had been talking to a young woman, and was not undeceived until after the prisoner had been searched at the station-bouse. A solicitor, who appeared for the prisoner, said that the act of putting on female apparel was a frolic of a very foolish nature. The Drisoner hnl certainly been guilty of great indiscretion, and which he would regret to his latest hour ; he was a young man respectably connected, and good bail could be put in for his better behaviour in future : he (the solicitor) did not think that the prosecutor stood in a very favourable light in the transaction, according to his own. version of the matter. Mr. Broughton considered that the solicitor had in his zeal for, his client, thrown out an allusion against the prosecutor which was not called for. How the handker chief had been abstracted and by whom was a mystery. But a graver charge had been preferred, viz. that of an indecent assault upon the prosecutor. He ( he magistrate) should take time to consider the case fully, and iTe his decision on Tuesday next. Bail was tendered and accepted. LAMBETH. Picking Pockets.. Murray, an old practitioner in the conveyancing line, was fully committed to take his rial o Charge of picking the pocket of Mr W. W. Ato of a pocket handkerchief. The case against the prisoner was uerfectly clear, and it is not a little singular that there is another of the light-fingered gentry at the present time serving a period of imprisonment at the City Bridewell for stealing the same handkerchief. SOCTHWAEX. A Desperate Suicidist. Anne Gear, a youne woman, was charged with attempting to throw herseif from Waterloo bridge into the river. Michael Murray.a voungman, stated that about six o clock on Monday morning, as he was crossing Waterloo-bridge, when he got to the centre of it he observed the prisoner ascend the parapet, at which moment he rushed forward and caught her by the lund as she threw herself off, and he held her in that position, with her body hanging down over the river, until a man driving a cab came up and assisted him in pulling her up and bringing her within the palisades. He added, that after having been saved in tne way described, the prisoner said that although she was foiled in that attempt, she should certainly destroy herself; and finding that she was bent on self-destruction, he then procured a cab and had her driven off to the station-house in Tower-street. When the prisoner was searched at this latter place, a large quantity of poison was found wrapped up in paper, in her bosom which she attempted to conceal. When before the magistrate, the unfortunate woman still expressed her determination to commit suicide ; and when questioned as to the cause of her having made such a rash attempt on her life, which would have been sacrificed but for the activity displayed on the occasion by the young man, her preserver, she said that she was reduced to poverty and destitution, and that her landlady would not admit her into her lodging ; and that, as she saw nothing but misery staring her in. the face, she was resolved on putting an end to her life. In answer lo further questions she stated that she left her home some time ago, and admitted that she bad been leading an abandoned life since, and that after what bad occurred she could not see her friends again. Mr. Cot-tingham said that, after hearing the declaration she bad made in his presence he could not let her go at large ; that he had the power of committing her for trial for making the attempt upon her life, but this he should not do at present, at all events until some inquiries were made about ber. The magistrate then, addressing the young man Murray, said that his conduet on the occasion deserved praise, and that it should be made known to the Humane Society. The prisoner was remanded. A Choleric Landlady. Mrs. Marshall, landlady of the Duke of Wirternberg public-house, Stamford-street, was charged with an assault. On Wednesday evening one of a party of men who were drinking at the counter had some trifling dispute with the prisoner about supplying him with a pipe, bis tobacco not being purchased there, and applied a foul epithet to her, whereupon she threw at him a ouart Dot filled with beer which hap pened to he standing near her. The pot struck him on the jaw, which it greatly lacerated, and he fell to the ground as if he had been sbot. He was taken to the hospital, and a medical certificate now stated that he was in imminent danger from concussion of tbe brain. The prisoner was, therefore, remanded, but bail was accepted. TESAMES, Charge op Murder and Robbery. John Spooner, a cab driver, was brought before Mr. J. T. Ingham, charged with causing the death of Mr. Henry Hunter, a master butcher, and robbing bim of four sovereigns. It appeared that at nine o'clock on Thursday night, tbe 12th inst., police constable 113 K, had his attention called to the deceased, who aDDeared to be incaaable of taking care of himself, in the East India-road, Poplar. The deceased was removed to the station-bouse in Poplar, and locked up in one of tbe cells, where he wis occasionally visited by Sergeant Yeoman, tbe officer in charge of the station. About two hours afterwards Yeoman heard the deceased breathing very hard, and upoa looking at him he appeared to be in a dying state. No time was lost in sesding for medical assistance ; tbe un- lortunate man was brought out ot tbe cell and piacea before the fire, and the stomach-nnmD was used. The surgeon remained with the deceased for five hours, and ne was carefully attended to during tbe whole or the night by Yeoman and others. At seven o'clock in the morning of Friday, he appeared to be getting better, and Yeoman was about to send bim to his own home, when a sudden change for the worse took place, tbe surgeon was again sent for, but the man was beyond tbe reach of human aid, and expired two hours afterwards. Inquiries were afterwards made by Inspector Holmes of the K division, and it was ascertained that the deceased was a butcher, who had lately opened a shop in Poplar New Town, and that he bad been to London on Friday upon business, and was brought to the East Tndia-road in a cab, and set down there some distance from his home. It also appeared there were marks of violence on the deceased's person, and as he was known to have a considerable sum of money in his possession when he left town, and none when be was picked up by the policeman, suspicions were entertained that the deceased had been improperly dealt with. Tbe cabman was sought after and taken into custody on Saturday afternoon, and tbe present charge was preferred by Mr. William Hunter, a poulterer and salesman of Leadenhall market, and the brother of the deceased. Among other suspicious circumstances against the prisoner it was stated that he left the deceased in a helpless state in the East India-road, and allowed him to ride on the box alongside of bim. On reaching the White Horse Gate, in the Commercial road, the collector demanded the usual toll, and the deceased fell ?TithemClib int0 the road and was seriously hurt by the fall. There were two men inside the cab, and the whole party were in a disorderly state. The deceased was lifted on to tbe cab after his fall, and it drove a away at a rapid rate, but not before the turnpike man took the number and looked very particularly at the prisoner, that be might be able to identify him again. The prisooer stoutly denied that he was in the Commercial-road at all on ihursday night, but his identity was clearly established by the toll collector, and also by a boy named Dame baP wn saw the cab stop at the gate, and a man fa" off. The witnesses also stated that the prisoner wore the same dress then as he did on Thursday night. Inspector Holmes said if the prisoner was remanded he should be able to produce evidence to sustain the charjeof ill usage and robbery. The magistrate said he should remand the prisoner, and that the most suspicious circumstance against him was, that he denied having driven tbe cab on Thursday night, when the fact was so clearly established. The prisoner asked if bail would be taken. Mr. Ingham : No, certainly not. I cannot accept of bail in such, a serious case as this. Mr. W. Baker held an inquest on Thursday at tie Duke of Clarence, Grundy-street, Poplar New Town, on the body of Mr. Henry Hunter, aged thirty-six, a masK butcher, who died at the Poplar police station on morning of Friday week. Mr. Robinson, a surgeon, saw be had made a post mortem examination of the body, a" attributed death to effusion of blood on the brain, " doubt caused by a fall. Dr. Tekely said he had anaiy" the contents of deceased's stomach, and discovered trat : of laudanum ; but he was unable to state that he sufficient to cause death. A person drugged has f appearance of being intoxicated, and he was of 0P""?e, a dose of laudanum had been administered to the o " ceased a short time before his death. The jury re'ur?L an open verdict, " That the deceased died from ffus'"s of blood on the brain, caused by a fall ; but how U " occasioned, or by whom the laudanum was adiniwsi there was no evidence to show ; and added, that V-was great blame attached to Spooner and W8 panions "

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