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A LADTS PAGE AND" JACK SHEPPARD." William James Faver, page to Lady Caroline Thynne, of No. 15A, Upper Brook-street, was brought before Mr. Knox, at Marlborough-street, for final ex- amination, charged with stealing a quantity of jewellery and other property belonging to his mis- tress. Mr. John Coram, superintendent of the Dover police, said on Wednesday, the 26th Jnly, the prisoner was brought to him at the Town-hall by a nonstable and a tradesman of the town. Seme portions of a gold bracelet were produced, and he asked the prisoner how he beeame possessed of them. The prisoner said he found them on the beach, and in answer to other questions stated that he had come to Dover for the benefit of his health. He told the prisoner he thought the property had been stolen, and he must therafore detain him. He afterwards went to the Providence Inn, in High-street, where the prisoner was staying, and on examining a carpet bag ho found a pocket-book, containing five bank notes, and a casket containing a quantity of jewellery, a purse with five sovereigns in it, and an opera glass. The prisoner afterwards admitted that the whole of the property belonged to his mistress, Lady Caroline Thynne. John Hughes, butler to Lady Caroline Thynne aid the prisoner, who was the page, left the house on the 21st July without previous notice. The casket pro- duced was the property of Lady Caroline Thynne. The purse was his property, and when taken from the drawer contained X3 10s. The Rov. Lord John Thynne, sub-dean of West- minster, identified a portion of the property as that of his relation, Lady Caroline Thynne. The portions of bracelet produced were parts of a memorial bracelet of Lady Georgiana West. He could not identify the medals—Coronation, Royal Wedding, and Commemo- ration—but he had no doubt they were the property of Lady Caroline Thynne, as she was for many years one of the ladies of the bedchamber at Court, and had received numerous presents of the kind from members of the Royal family. He could identify the ring the prisoner, when taken into custody, was wearing in hia scarf, it having formerly belonged to the Princess Police-sergeant Mulvany, of the detectives, said from inquiries he made he had ascertained that the prisoner, up to the time of the robbery, had been a well-con- ducted boy. The prisoner had received a good educa- tion at Miss Burdett Coutts s School, at-Westminster. The prisoner attributed his lapse from honesty to the circumstance of his having read The Life of Jack Sheppard," and, when he searched the prisoner's box he found that book and several numbers of such trashy publications, the "Knight of the Road," &o. The Rev. Lord J. Thynne said for some time the prisoner had been a remarkably good boy, and during the illness of the butler had conducted "himself with great propriety. It was the wish of Lady Caroline Thynne that he should be dealt with in such a manner as to give him a chance of being reclaimed. Mulvany stated that the prisoner's mother was a respectable hardworking woman, and had supported her family for years by her labour. Mr. Knox said, under the circumstances, he thought he might venture to deal with the case. The beet thing for the prisoner would be to send him to a re- formatory, the end being that he would either be sent to sea or taught a business. The mother, who was present, said she should like her son to learn a business. Mr. Knox said there appeared to be no require- ments of public justice to prevent him from complying with the request of Lord John Thynne, the represen- tative of the prosecutrix. He should send the prisoner into confinement for fourteen days, aDd at the end of that period he would be removed to a re- formatory.