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In crosa-examinalion, Capt. Stokes stated that the Prisoner said his business in the stable was to light his- PIpe. Stephen James, groom in the employ of Capt. Stokes, deposed that the scissors and sponge were his master's Property. They were kept on a shelf by the window, were there about five o'clock on the afternoon of ^De 2nd. He was away about half an hour in a mes- and when he returned he missed both articles, sponge was worth 3s and the scissors 4s 63. The PriSoner had no business in the stable. In answer to the prisoner, the witness said that some years ago he promised to give him a pipe. P. C. Codd deposed to finding the articles on the pri- soRer. ( In answer to the charge, the prisoner said that he \tas ignorant of it.' The Bench committed him to take his trial at the barter Sessions bail was accepted for his appearance. STEALING WEARING APPAREL. Baralt Hees, domestic servant, was charged with steal- 111g a pair of stockings, a pair of drawers, and a bodice, the property of Mr W. L. Harding, of St. Martin's. Mrs Harding deposed that the prisoner entered her service on the 16th of December, and left it on the 26th °\Vlay. She missed several things, and found some ^h the prisoner, but forgave her. After she left, she hissed other things, and amongst them the property Produced, some of which were found on her person in ^er (witness's) presence by Mrs Cadd at the Police Station. P. C. Harries deposed to apprehending the prisoner to finding the pair of stockings at the prisoner's Agings. In reply to a question from the Bench, Mrs Harding said that the value of the articles taken was about £1 Is. The prisoner pleaded guilty. The Bench ordered her to be imprisoned for six weeks \fith hard labour. DAMAGING FENCES, &C Charles Bees and William Thomas were charged by William Pritchard, with damaging lences and grass, to the amount of 2d. The case was struck out.