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Monmouthshire Midsummer Sessions.


Monmouthshire Midsummer Sessions. [CONTINUED FROM OUR FIRST PAGE.] WEDNESDAY. ROBBERY OF NINETY-FIVE POUNDS AT NEWPORT. Edward .Anderson and John Hughes (on bail) were charged with stealing odd, in various coins, and a tea cannister the property of Daniel Daly and John Coakley, of Cross-, street, Newport, on the Kith of April.—The prisoners, oil being arraigned pleaded not guilty.—Mr. llickards, counsel, and Messrs. Birch and Davis, attornies, tor the prosecution Mr. Daniel, counsel, and Mr. Woollett, attorney, for the prisoners. —Mr. llickards opened the case by an able address to the jury, exhibiting the nature of the prosecution in all its details, and commenting upon various points thereof. The learned counsel then called Daniel Daly, who being sworn, said: I lately kept the Emerald Isle beer-house. in Cross-street, Newport, up to the L(!tli of April, when I intended emigrating with my wife, three children, niece, brother-in-law, his wife, and children —ten altogether. I had arranged with Anderson as to taking my house and tixtures-(prodced agreement for ill). On the Sunday night previous to going, I was talking with Anderson about the money; and he having bought some elthes for no 8s. (id., and aided by his brother-in-law, he paid that amount; so that he said on the Friday that he was afraid he should not have enough to take to the house. On the Monaay morning after, however, he paid me the £11. for which 1 gave him a stamped receipt. This was about eigat o CLOC^V on the Monday morning. I took that money up- stairs, and with my wife counted that and the rest of the money I had, making altogether- .f6,j in gold, and ;1)\0 in silver. This my wife put in the box. in my bed-room, in front ot the house and having locked the box, I put the key in my pocket. That was the last time I saw the money. (Sergeant Harlow here produced the box, which was identi- fied by prosecutor.) A sister of mine lived at Bridgend I went immediately to see her, my family to meet me at SWANSEA per packet. When I left the house, the prisoners, who had been in it all night, were still there. There was a tea cannister in the box also, with tea in it, and a club book, with two cards. After the robbery happened, I was obliged to come back to Newport again. About i2 13s. of the money was Coakley's. On the previous night, I saw a mark on some of the coins, which I showed to the girl. The letter S. was on the head on the shilling, and the letter A on a sixnence the latter coin having been taken by the girl. There "was a hammer in the house, which had been used for breaking coal which was always kept in the coal house. Cross-examined by Mr. Daniel: A Mr. and Mrs. Macarthy sailed on the same day, to go to America, but were not of our party. Nothing had been removed from the house when I left in the morning—the cart was then at the door and I left the property in the care of my wife, Coakley, also, being there. By the agreement I made with Anderson, I sold everything to him wInch was III the house, or what was named III the agreement. (The receipt was for the good-will, furniture, and an on the premises.) I believe Coakley and Mary Macarthy were in the room when my wife and I counted the money in the box. I did not mention to Mr. English, until the day the prisoners were committed, what were the marks. [ did :;ot quite pay all my debts before I started. I owe about £20. Re-examined by MR. Rickards: I came back to Newport on the Sunday after, and described the money to the police be- fore I went before the magistrates, or before I had seen the" money. By the Court: I did not see any of this money at the station-house, before I went into Court. Mary Daly sworn: I am the wife of Daniel Daly. I put the money into the box produced on Monday morning, the lGth. After my husband went to Bridgend, I took the money out of the box, to carry about me but it being heavy, and I having the baby in my arms, I put it back in the box again, in the presence of Mary Macarthy, locked the box, and put the key in my pocket. The tea canister, club book, and two club cards, were then in the box, and nothing else, as I was keeping it so empty, to put the sea stores il, When 1 came down s.airs, Anderson put his hand on my shoulder, and said, "Come, I want the house—go out.' Harrington was then by the door with his cart and our goods, and I went out, and we all went to the packet. Before 1 left the house, 1 asked whether the money box was safe or not; and the prisoners said it was all right. When going towards the packet, I still thought it was all right, and on returning back to see, I met Coakh'V, with whom 1 then went to the packet, and though I partly guessed I misled the box, I went on to Bristol. Cross-examined by Mr. Daniel: I don't know that Charley Macarhy was at my house that morning, nor that he went to Bristol to go to America, with us nor that auy of his goods were taken with ours on the same cart to the packet. John Coakley, sworn I am a nailer and the brother-in-law of Daly, and on the 16th of April was going with him to America. Un the Friday previous, I was talking with Anderson, who said that having bought cloth of Daly, and out money, he could not pay the agreement money of .i 11. On coining out, however, he said he would endeavour to meet the demand. On the Saturday, lie said Daly can't be mad enough to think I can take the house after PAVIN^ him so much money R Benjamin Richards, Anderson's brother-in-law, took a list of the goods on Friday. On Sun- day, we were packing up the goods, and the prisoners were there allI nigiit. Myself and two others, Dennis Drowley and Dennis Daly, put the goods into the cart next mornin" The cart also took, from the Emerald Isle, the goods of Charles Macarthy to the packet. Going up the street with the goods, Mrs. Daly asked if the box was all right; and as I guessed it was not, I Avent back. The door was fastened, and when they opened it, I told my errand, and looked about for the box, but could not find it. One room was locked, and Ander- son gave me the key, saying nothing was there. I opened the door. and looked, and not hnding it, concluded it must be all right. When I came to the packet, the goods were in the hold, and I could not get at them to see for the mouey box. On my returning from the house, I had not met Irs- Daly. Next day I came back from Bristol, where we had missed the box, and went straight to the Emerald Isle, where I saw the prisoner Hughes, and told him, in reply to his question, that I had come back fur the box. He said there was a box there, but there was nothing it it. He then took me to the back room 1 had searched on Monday, and there saw the box, forced open. He said he did not know who opened it. He stated there had been a tea canister in it, which they had taken to Anderson's house. VK eut there with Hughes, and Anderson said he knew nothing about the box, and didn't care a d-Il bit for them; only for ine and Hughes said to me: No, nor for your wife. They said they had the tea caddy there. On the Friday following, Mr. English and Sergeant Harlow went with me to the Emerald Isle went up to the back room, and saw the box. We then went to Andcrsm's house Mr. English asked him how much money he had in his house. Anderson said he had a d-d deal of impudence for asking such a. question. Mrs. Anderson said sue had not much money. He asked if she had any gold or sifver in the house. She replied she had no gold, aud but little silver. I saw the £40 found then in the house. Part of the money in the box was mine. Cross-examined by Mr. Daniel: The conversation com- menced by my charging Anderson with the fact. Macarthy's wife went to Bristol with us; have not seen her or her hus- band since. Mr. Superintendent English proved the conversation with Anderson and his wife, and also finding ;t3!) odd in a desk in Anderson's bed room, and the canister down stairs. Took ^I^U^YV «DI*AI PTUIIUIIS .S.-DD.LIE -#AS SO dnmji AT+,Ui- time that he did did not know what was-done. I ALTERWAFAS found the hammer, which corresponded with the marks on the box. [The hammer and the tea canister were identified by the prosecutor.] Cross-examined by Mr. Daniel: To the best. of my belief the box was opened by this identical hammer. Sergeant Harlow, sworn, produced two club books and two cards, which lie had found on the fioor at the Emerald Isle, and the money taken from Anderson's house, which was in gold and silver. Daly described a shilling with a shilling on it. This was on the following Stnidav, and on the Mondav he picked out two other coins, which lie said he knew, and Mary Macarthy mentioned a coin on which was a mark. Asked Irs..Anderson how much money she had paid away. [ I he Court on the objection of Mr. Daniel, refused to admit the answer.] The books and cards were here identified by Daly. J WiHiam Hayes, sworn, proved that the prisoners said to Mrs. Daly, on her asking, that the box was in the cart. After she was gone, the door was shut; but he and another went in afterwards, on Anderson opening the door to them. Hughes came down and ordered them out. The door was then locked 'J1?A" THEJ' afterwards heard knocking as if upstairs, I^RS. Anderson came, with another person, and knocked at the door, and was answered by Anderson from the upstairs window. Mary Mae:trthy, sworn, proved that she returned to the fMiieraiu. Isle beer-house, after they had gone to the packet, tor a letter. She knocked at the door; then she heard some one come down stairs, and ask what she wanted. She said the letter; which was thrust out under the door. Witness proved the mark on one of the shillings, and selected it from the money produced, found at Anderson's house; and Daly, recalled, did the same. Peter Haggarty proved removing the goods to the packet, •and being refused admission to the Emerald Isle by Hughes. He also stated that Macarthy had goods in the cart, and that tie had lived in the neigbourhood for years. Ellen Sullivan proved going to the house a quarter of an hour after the cart had gone away, and then seeing the box, and finding it emptied of its contents. Thomas Caldicott, grocer and provision merchant, Newport, proved that on the Wth of April last, Anderson owed him 11 i, and on that day, he believed it was, Mrs. Anderson paid him the amount. By Mr. Daniel: Anderson is a grocer, and in the receipt of considerable sumsot money, many of which had been received in larger sums than this, by the witness. Thomas Sawtell proved receiving £22, and Peter Roe f5, from Anderson's wife soon after the robbery.—This was the case. Mr. Daniel then made an exceedingly able address to the jury, commenting strongly upon these portions of the address which at all admitted of doubt, and particularly and empha- tically showing the impossibility of the prisoners being the party who removed the money from the box, which had been left lying about instead of being destroyed and put com- pletely out of the way. Mr. Daniel then Galled William Bowen, confectioner and baker, who said the Anderson had dealt with him during three years. and he had found not the slightest dishonesty, or imputation ot «Jsnonestv, against him. 1 he Chan-man then carefully summed up, and while d,elling on the fact that the mass of evidence against the prisoners was chieiiy of a circumstantial nature, appeared to lie uuder the impression that there could be but little doubt or the prisoners guilt. The jury consulted about twenty minutes, when the fore- man saiu: We find Hughes Not Guilty, and Anderson Guilty, and recommend him to mercy in consequence of his previous good character. Before sentence was passed upon Anderson, who exhibited, now and throughout, complete indifference, Air. Daniel made an application to the Court for leave to the Courts above on the admissibility of Anderson's wife's statement in evidence. The Chairman, after a short consultation with his brother magistrates, refused to reserve the point. The Chairman then impressively sentenced Anderson. The Court looked upon the crime of which he had been guilty, as a most heinous offence—the robbery and utter ruin of two poor families, by a man whose circumstances in life could not be allcdged in excuse of such base and criminal conduct. Giving the utmost weight to all things in his favour, the slightest sentence that could be awarded was twelve months hard labour in the county gaol. 1 Mr. Rickard then applied to the Court for an order for the restitution to the prosecutor of the money found in Ander- son's house, and those sums paid over to the creditors of Mr. Daniel saw no grounds for the order of the latter 111 THCF Court said the letter formed a question of proof. Did these monies belong to prosecutor ? A question w.nch must be proved affirmatively, before the order for their restitution could bemade. THE Court granted an order for restitution ot the £ 39 1 Js. fid., but there was not sufficient proof of the other sums belonging to the prosecutor, and no order respecting them could be The prisoner Hughes was then ordered to be discharged. The case occupied the Court from the hour of ten IN the morning to a quarter past four in the afternoon. Johanna Donovan, charged on two counts, was f0LLN<I guilty of stealing the goods of K. Evans, N ewport, and sentenced to one month's hard labour, in the house F correction.. William Phillips was charged with stealing ONE ™ straw, at Abergavennj', the property of WilliAM AT OT Mr Rickards, for the prosecution, called WITIUUT ^11' proved the case, as was generally supposed HNF VU 0 found him not guilty, and he was therefore AONNLT ,16 -LURY his own surprise. QUITTED, even to YOUNG COAL STEALERS Dennis Morgan was charged with Patrick r- little boys, who had pleaded guilty, WITH J ARN>ody, two coal, the property of Thomas Powell ?, NS one cwt. of ards called James Graham, a WATCHING OT^RS-—Mr. Rick- case.— Guilty. Carmody was theu CHA^'1^^ Proved the conviction, to which he pleaded R T A PREV'OUS sentenced to three months' hard 1 AND EACL1 tion, and a private whipping 111 E ^OUSE of correc- Edward Harris wasdfarl ITE:^ER- on the 22nd of March AT FL stealing 'A hive ofbees, Edmunds.—LIE was further F T!,E Property of David bees, on the (itli of Anril AV'1^ stealing A ''RIVC Francis.—Mr.Danieli!RNI' 1|,SCA' property ot JANU-S who proved the loss of TF" I 'AILD CALLED BLAN°IL NT Mr or gIVen hun autllO'ity to take thc,- Prisoner said. he hd tIl:d tle yrsecut5r s stable, and the bees wer promIsed lllll tioss, HI sea, proved buying the bees from the prfsoner.- Sergeant Trewartha proved that prisoner confessed to him that he had taken Edmund^ bees, one night, after leaving his chapel, and carried them to Mr Cross's, at Risca. Guilty. I here was no evidence on the other charge.-Pnsoner I ve had three months' imprisonment already, geuUemen, and that was punishment enough for my whole life—ihree weeks' hard labour in the house of correction. John Wood and John Driscoll, two lads, were found guilty of stealing coal at Newport, the property ot the Abercarne and Gwythen Collieries Company, and sentenced, AY ood to three weeks, aud Driscoll to four weeks hard labour in the house of correctiWi—Mr, ¡SQn1enet wr the prQeeçutlOllj Henry Parker was found guilty of stealing two shovels, the property of James Jones, of Trevethin.—Six weeks' hard labour in the house of correction. PLEADED GUILTY. Thomas Clark, charged with stealing a piece of flannel and other articles, at Abergavenny, the property of William Wil- Eams, recommended to mercy by prosecutor,) was sentenced to fourrnonths' hard labour in the house of correction. William Bliggard, charged with stealing a coat and hand- kerchief, the property of James Jones, at Caerwent, was sentenced to two months' hard labour in the house of cor- rection. John Mountain,charged with three £5 notes, four sovereigns, and other moneys, the property of John James, at Llanhen- nock, received a good character for honesty from his mistress up to the commission of the offence was sentenced to six months' hard labour in the county gaol. Michael Ryan, charged with stealing a sprag, at Panteague, the property of Mr. Fleetwood, was sentenced to six weeks' hard labour in the house of correction. William Ford, charged with stealing five bushels of oats, two bushels of beans, and two sacks, the property of Robert Sharp, Chepstow, was sentenced to four months' in the house of correction. Margaret Scotey, charged with stealing a pair -of trowsers, at St. Mellons, the property of David Evans, was sentenced to two months' hard labour in the county gaol. Thomas Hayes, charged with stealing two loaves of bread, the property of Wm. Wiijiams and others, at Newport, was sentenced to fifteen days' hard labour in the house of cor- rection. Patrick Cannody, charged with stealing one cwt. of coal, the property of Thomas Powell and other! at Newport, was sentenced to imprisonment and hard labour John Thomas, charged with stealing a silver watch, the property of V* ilhani Paltry, N ewport, was sentenced to six months' hard labour in the county gaol." Thomas Smith, charged with steaiinir nine quarters of tobacco, the property of Jenkin Davies, Tredegar, was sen- tenced to three months hard labour in the house of correction. Hanna Macarthy, charged with stealing iron, the property of Samuel Homfray, at Newport, was sentenced to fourteen hard labour in the house of correction. • Elizabeth Lewis, an interesting-looking female, charged with stealing -L-¡lbs. weight of coal, the property of Messrs. Bailey, was sentenced to fourteen days' hard labour in the house of correction. Edward Pollard, charged with stealing 841bs. weight of lead, the property of Ann Morgan, and another quantity of lead, at Caerleou, was sentenced, after recommendation to mercy by prosecutrix, with a good character from his master for twelve years, to three months hard labour in the county gaol. b Wm. Donley, a. sailor, charged with stealing 321bs. of beef, the property of Captain Thompson, of Whitehaven, from his ship in the Newport Dock, was sentenced to one month's hard labour in the house of correction. Patrick Corkran and Timothy Corkran, father and son, charged with stealiug two iron chains,'the property of the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Coiftpany, at Newport, after pleading starvation as die cause crime, was sen- tenced to one month's hard labour in 'the jiouse of correction. George Darling and Abel Lawrence, stealing a horse, at Caerwent, of the value property of George Dowle, was sentence to oua Vou?:. hard labour in the county gaol. "TTldnihs Eiiwattfs;^■■ctrrurgen fWif!t fclr £ iep-of-tlre- finger of P.C. Long, of the N ewport .poJk«<orce, ana other- wise assaulting him, in the execution of his difty, was sen- tenced to three months' hard labour in t ie house of correction, and enter into his recognizances of the peace for twelve months. James Went, charged with stealing from Mr. Morgan's dwelling-house, at Wona-stow, several articles, was sentenced to three months' hard labour in the county gaol, and be once whipped. George James, charged with stealing .two watches, at New- port, the property of Rd. Whaphamj'-tfas sentenced to one months hard labour in the house of correction, and to be once whipped. :• « Henry Price, charged with stealing ks a Abcrgavennv. was sentenced to one month's hard lafcdur in the house of correction. Timothy Shea, charged with stealing iron at Bassalleg, the property of Sir Charles Morgan, Bart. was sentenced to one month s hard labour in the house of correction, and to be once wnipped. BILLS IGNORED! j.ne gyaud jury, m presenting "no bill" against William Hosicihs, commuted on^ the 21st of April, on a charge of stealing a quantity of cider, the prqogrfi? of Wm. Tippins, said, chrough their foreman, that theyuesired to express their opinion to the Court, that this w&s oRe of the most paltry ever brought before them and they were unanimously agreed to solicit the Court not tt; allow the expenses of the Chairman said quite of the same opinion as the jury, as to the paltry nature of the case and the Court wouia not forget the recommendation of the grand jury, as to expenses, at the proper time.—Sir. Barrett, who had been retained in this case, said he apprehended the grand jury could not have arrived at a proper conclusion, inasmuch as they had not all the witnesses before them; and on tiie ground, also, that the prisoner was an old offender, having charge ot tne two hogsheads of he had pur- loined the quantity laid in the indictment. If such a person were permitted to escape with impunifj^jind a kind of implied censure bestowed upon the conimittins»iiiagistrates, no farmer, placing his property under the care of-ips servant, was safe.— The Chairman said it was a paltry cas$[ A boy was bringing home some cider, and having bored a Ifile in one of the casks, drank a little through a quilh Why, there was not a shadow of a case. Had the master given the boy a horsewhipping, it would have been far more judicious.- Expenses disallowed. No bill against John Giddy, charged with stealing wearing apparel, at Panteague, the property vof Robert G ibbs. b N o bill against Phcebe Hughes,charsed with stealing money at Abergavenny, from Edward Powell. No bill against Johanna Shea, charged with stealing an iron chair, the property of the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company. No bill against Margaret Rces, charged with stealing, at Caerleon. a watch, the property of George Batchelor. No bill against John William's, charged with stealing a silver spoon, the property of Charles Ph ilips, Newport. No bill against Wm. Griffiths and Wm. Edwards, charged with stealing three ducks, &c., the property of John Harris, Llantillio Periholley. No bill against Ann Gunter, charged with stealing the money of Samuel Lawrence, Llanover. No bill against W m. Thomas and John Davies. charged with stealing a glazier's diamond, the property of Arthur Turner, Tredegar. No bill against George Coles, charged with stealing the moneys of Timothy Halloran, at Marhfield. The grand jury finished their business at half-past one o'clock on Wednesday, and haying received the thanks of the Court, were dismissed. -v SHIP HOBBERY AT J&tfcpoRT. John William* was charged with stealing a watch, two keys, a sovereign one hall sovereign, five half crowns, five shillings, and five sixpences, the goods apd monies of James Gainey. of Newpoit.—Mr. Rickasds prosecatedj Bud Mr. Barrett defended. -T11Is was a robbt ry from a vessel lying st the Gloucester packet station, Newport,effecteddui!n £ tht- niaht.—The captain identified the watch now piodiwSld, anc s?id to have been f und In Ule^ v .^ad been drink— been c;iven, 1\1r. Biriett argued, in his address jury, that the want 01 a c!ear connexion of the prisoner with the robbery, should he taken as sufficient ground acquittal.—The chair- man summed up. and the jury returned a verdict of guilty.— Prisoner was further charged with a previous conviction, when he was given one chance more. but nox time would be trans- ported.—Twelve months' hard labcur in the couuty gaol. James Welsh was charged widi stealing two iron chairs at Newpor', the eroperiy ol the Monmouthshire Railway and Cansl Company.—Mr. Barrett for the prosecution—1 he case was proved, and prt one- said dis're>s had driven him In commit the offe net.—One month's hard labour in the house of correction. The business of this day conc,ud, d fit ei"ht o'clock. THURSDAY. NfW CtifiCH AT MAI.PAS. Mr. Daniel applied this morning for have to enter an appeal for immediate hear rig. The learned counsel explained the nature of the appenl. It was intended to build a new church fur the parish of Malpas, in the neighbourhood of Newport, and the public works would make a loan for assisting the funds for building but the regotiatijo cmld not he completed, owing to au infnrmaiilv ia the appointment of but one instead of two overseers. 'J he present appeal WDS against that appointment; and the learned counsel apprehended there would not be the slightest objection to the matter.—Mr. Rickards. on the pait of the Magistrates who made the ppointment, conseuied to its being quashed which was accordingly done. STAR IIUNI l>o IN NI Mi ,j|:s!V's woors. A case, which excited extraordinary interest, was brought on this morning. A game keeper, in the employ of the Duke of Beaufort, named Robert iJairy, a tali, athletic man, about fifty years of ac.e, with only the slump uf hIs right arm left, and h:s left hand having but iour fir.err., a man named Joseph Gundy, labourer, were cbargt-d \>i'h having, on the 11th day of April laj>, unlawfully, wilfully, und ielor.iously hunted a stag, ot the value of :\05., the properly of onr Sovereign Lady the Queen.—lr. Daniel, counsel, ami Waddingtou, solicitor, for the prosecution 3r:d Mr. Rickards, counsel, and Mr. Owen, solicitor, for the defence.—U hen the panel was being sworn, Mr. Owen. on the part of the prisoners, objected to sixteen jurors and Mr. Waddington, on the pait of tile prosecution, to five. The formation of the panel therefore caused some excitement in cuurt, and great discussion among the learned gentlemen. It was a. length (:onipl<-)t(( and the jurv sworn. John Junes, one of tiie Queen's woodmen staled that he was a place railed the Rediitflgs, enclosed und, ar'joining Forest of Dean, about a quarter before "eleven o'clock on the morning of tne 11 th of April he laid down in a place called a rack, with Marmaduke Labour, near a part of the wood where he saw a who laid for tikirg l)ter he heard *doggiving tongue and saw both the prisoners following aifer that. the dog left of hunting, and he saw n about a quaver of an hour come near the pi isoners they stood un<ter a lareeoak about eighty yards from the wire; the dog was heating ab^t for some tune, and went further oiF, and they followed it Ihe dog again gwe tongue and drove a fallow dee; near the wire. bnt it passed by it in a quarter of an hour I sa prLoner Robert Parry stand- ing sixteen yards from ine, near the wire; and said to the do hie up," and the dog went m the direction pointed out. Yarn lifted up iiis band toward the wire and qu:etly went towards i'. Labour and I tuen jumped up and seized them..Dters had been kept in the enclosure thrty-five yeais. l'wenty-fuUr fallow deers wore turned into 1: his witness was closely cross exam- ined by Mr.Rickards, as to the wood being unenclosed —admitted ha1 a urn pike road-ran across a corner of it- Ml'. Rickards then contended, in a long^ argument, that the ulace was not an en- closure.— Mr. Daniei was heard fla the other side.—The Court decided tint in consequence of the turnpike road tuning through the wood, it would not be considered an enclosote, within the meaning of the statute. The primers were therefore acquitted and this conclusIon of the case produced cheering III Coult, which was instantly repressed.

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