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HOW BOYS ARE INDUCED TO ROB THEIR EMPLOYEES. Frederick Foster, 17, who gave his mother's address, 4, St. James's-street, Blue Anchor-road, Bermondsey, was placed at the bar at Guildhall, on Friday, before Alderman Allen, charged with counselling and procuring Abraham Bache to commit a felony by inducing him to steal some tobacco from his employers, Messrs. George and Samuel Goode, No. 51, Newgate-street. Abraham Bache, an intelligent boy about 12 years of age, said he was in the employ of Messrs. G. and S. Goode, of 51, Newgate-street. He had known the prisoner since Monday last. On that day, about one o'clock in the "afternoon, he saw him at the corner of Newgate-street, and the prisoner spoke to him. He said he wanted witness to get him some tobacco at Is. 6d. per pound, and he replied that he could not do it. He then accused witness of stealing tobacco from Mr. Goode, which he (witness) denied. The prisoner persisted in it that he had, and said that if he did not.get him 41b. of tobacco he would go and tell of him but he again said he would not. They walked together round the Pbst-office, and the prisoner told him he had another boy working at Mason's about a year ago, and he used to get him tobacco, pouches, cigar cases, and meerschaum pipes, and that lie used to make about £2 a week from him,'and that another boy at a shoemaker's took away two pairs of boots every night, and that as soon as lie found it was right he would be on to him for some more boots. On the same day he saw the prisoner again at thecorner of Newgate- street, and then he told him that tobacco was easy to get out, and that witness could put a pound in his cap and another in his shirt if he squeezed it in well. He told the prisoner he would not do it. At eight o'clock he met a friend to go home with him, °and the prisoner came up to them and said if witness did not get him 21b. of stuff by the following day he would tell his master. He did not see the prisoner again until yesterday at the dinner hour, when he again threatened that if he did not get the tobacco he would tell Mr. Goode. Witness then told his masters what had occurred, and by their direction went out and told the prisoner he would meet him at seven o'clock at the Post-office. At seven o'clock, Mr. Alfred Goode, the son of one of the partners, gave him half a pound of tobacco to give to the prisoner, which he gave in presence of John Frost, an officer. The constable was standing near when he gave the prisoner the tobacco, and at once took him into custody. John Frost, 567, said in con- sequence of some communication he had had with Messrs, Goode, he watched the prisoner loitering about under the portico of the post-office until the last wit- ness came up and gave him the tobacco, and then he took him into custody. He gave his mother's address, but he had not been there for a month. His mother and sister gave him a very bad character.—Richard Harmer, 251, Mile-end-road, clerk to Messrs. Goode, saw the tobacco given to Bache, and saw him give it to the prisoner. The officer came up and he, gave the prisoner into custody, and made the charge at the sta- tion. When Frost told the prisoner what he was charged with he pulled the tobacco out of his pocket-— Alderman Allen remanded the prisoner for further inquiry.

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