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and was at the place where I found I and my husband went home by the money ; he was poking at the the train, when we
saw Yarham hole. He walked up to me and and his wife. He tried to shake began to talk to me ; he had dark hands with my husband, but he trousers and a blue coat buttoned refused. I said, Good God, if up to his neck, and a high hat, that be Yarham, that is the man and I did not know him then, but that spoke to me.”
After I got have since ascertained it was the in the carriage, Yarbam's wife prisoner. The man said, “ It is asked me if I thought the people cold here, and you need have a in Yarmouth would think she was good fire." I said, " I would keep the guilty party if they stopped better if I could afford it.” He or left Yarmouth ? I said, “God said, " Your name is Dick?'' I knows, you know your conscience said, “Yes." He said, “You best.” When the prisoner first found the money ?” I said, “I came up to the railway station, did.” He said, All you have to he said to my husband, “ Don't do now is to find the murderer.” you know me? I am Yarham, I said, I wished to God I could; but call me Mr. C.,” and offered I would walk twenty miles to find to shake hands.
When we were it out, though I was lame.” He going along, Yarham said, “Mrs. then said (moving his foot), “I Dick, say as little about the money am the murderer. I said, “If as possible, for my solicitor told you are the murderer you would me that the prisoner's solicitor not tell me ; what is your name?” wanted to fetch me in the murder, He said, “You know me. I and you as the person that helped said, "I do not.”
me to hide it. I said, “ Dick, • Yes, you do.”
“ If he do you hear what Yarham says ?” would tell me I would tell the and my husband came up, and the gentlemen.” He said, “You know prisoner told him the same thing. me.” He then walked away as On getting to Yarmouth, the prifar as the hole, then turned round soner said, “ Dick, if I see any and looked at me again, then pro- thing in the paper that would ceeded towards the town. I told affect you or your wife's character, the Mayor what had passed, and I will let you know.”
My husthe Mayor said it was only some band said, “Don't come to me, I person tampering with justice. don't want you, I take in the I said, “I should like to see Yar- paper. I saw him again on the ham. He said, “ It could not top of the market on a Tuesday, be him.” I was afterwards ex either a fortnight or three weeks amined before the magistrates, after, it was between nine and ten and when the other persons were o'clock. He came up to me and examined I looked at the dock, said, “ How do you do?” I said, when before the magistrates, and “I don't know you ” (I didn't for thought I knew him, but could a moment). He said, not recollect who it was. There of these three fellows interfere was a young man in the battery with
?” I said they did not at the time the man spoke to me, interfere with me so much as they and he told me the man's name did with the girl. I said, “Do was Yarham, and that was why I they interfere with you ?" He asked to see him. After the trial, said, “ No, they know better, but
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the people plague me so much go and see who is there." She that I cannot stay here; I have said there were several people been to the workhouse to get there. They all then went up money to go away with.” I said, Black Swan-row, and saw several “I think you ought to have spoken people there ; one of them was a the truth at first, and things would young man who they thought have gone better. I think you must know them. Mapes then are either the murderer yourself, ran home to the Feathers' tap. or know who did it.” I thought As he was going along the MarI had no right to say so, and I ket-gates he saw a person turn a turned to leave him. He said, light on him, who afterwards ap“ Stop, and I will tell you all peared to be Layton. He then about it.” I stopped, and he said ran home, telling the others to he was not so much to blame as bury the money and, to give him they were, for they never let him the signal when it was done, as rest after they heard that Mrs. his house would be sure to be Candler had got the money:
IIe searched first. When he went said he heard Mr. Catchpole was home he saw the woman lying in going about amongst the Angels. the shop. She turned her eyes I said, Where is the house?” on him, and, seeing a lard knife he said, the Angel Inn. He said, lying by her, he took it and cut they came to him and asked him her throat. I said, “You are to let them in. He made a bar- the murderer.” Prisoner said, gain with them. not to hurt the “ No, she could not live, she had old woman, for they had time been beaten so much by Royal enough to get the money in the and Hall.” Royal did give the time she was getting the beer, as signal, and he opened the window she was generally a quarter of an and saw Royal go down the street,
He let them in at the and the policeman Waller coming back door, except Royal, who down the other. There was watched about the time she went man came up then and hit him for the beer. He told them to go on the shoulder, and said, “ Are into the bedroom, for that was you going ?” and they both went where she kept the money. away together. While they were there the woman Cross-examined. -I went about came in sooner than usual. He my business, and made my purwas up stairs, and, on hearing chases, and went home. I did not Candler come in, he put out the mention it to a policeman till it candle and sat on the bed. Royal was mentioned to the magistrates; went in. She said, “What do it was some time after. I canyou here? I know you.” Royal not tell how long it was after. asked for half an ounce of tobacco, It might be three months bcand the time she was getting it, fore I mentioned it. I was at Royal and Hall knocked her down Yarmouth all that time; Yarham with the pincers. They thought was not there to the best of my she was dead. Mapes ran out to knowledge. I did not see him. a woman on the other side of the He told me he was going to get street, and said, “ All's right.” some money to go. Ï don't know He asked if there was any noise how long the conversation lasted, at the Swan. She said, “I will but think about ten minutes. He
stood with his back to the shops. Sarah Dick.--I am daughter of Several persons passed backwards the last witness. I lived, in 1844, and forwards. The pavement is at the Battery. On Tuesday, the five or six feet wide. I did not 19th of November, I remember a take notice of the number of peo man coming and speaking to my ple that passed. I thought it was mother ; there was a boy in the very strange that he should tell me. Battery, who told me that the I did not write it down, because I man's name was Yarbam — the cannot write. I am not much ac prisoner at the bar is the man. customed to tell long conversations. I remember going to Norwich I paid attention to it because he after the trial ; Yarham and his told me, that 's all. I thought it wife were there. I know him to
a thing that ought to be be the same man that spoke to mentioned, but my husband told my mother. My mother told me me not to say any thing about it: the conversation she had had with he would not even allow me to Yarham, and I told Mr. W. Yates, tell him. It was my duty to men the magistrate, about it. There tion it ; I ought to have done it. was some disagreeableness between I never
saw the man before or my father and my mother, and I since who took Yarham away. I asked her the reason. She then may have spoken to my husband told me all about it. I told the about it. He read over the report magistrates, because I thought it of the trial, but I was busy and was not a proper thing to be kept did not mind him. I heard a word secret. here and there. I had to work for Cross-examined. - I heard the my family. I saw Yarham at the conversation that passed between old gaol hall. I asked the mayor my mother and Yarham the first to see Yarham, that I might see time, and was with my mother him, because I wanted to see if when she told the magistrates. it was him. I thought it was not I was only fourteen years of age, right to give the man in charge and I thought it was not proper to after what the mayor had said. charge a man so much older than I saw him when he was before myself with murder. I saw the prithe magistrates. When I saw him soner when before the magistrates. there I thought I knew him, but I cannot say how many people could not recollect for the moment there were in the railway carriage. who it was.
There were the witnesses that were Re-examined by Mr. Palmer.-- engaged. I did not expect to meet Yarham. Re-examined.—I had heard my My husband told me not to say mother mention, speaking to Mr. any thing about it, for he said they H. Palmer, who was then mayor, should get into trouble, as no one
and I did not think it was necescould put an ounce of weight upon sary to mention it again. his (Yarham's) evidence. I first Some further evidence was then told a married daughter of mine adduced to sustain the credibility about it, and she told me to tell of the statement now made by the gentlemen ; and it was she Mrs. Dick ; and also as to the that told the gentlemen about it, extraordinary proceedings of the and they came down to her about magistrates in reference to the
prisoner, whicn a prisoner in NorVol. LXXXVIII.
wich goal, pending the trial of Yarham had said something, and Mapes, Royal, and Hall.
he might have sworn to it on the Mr. Dasent then addressed the former trial, but that he could jury for the prisoner, founding have conducted himself as Mrs. his defence the extraordi- Dick represented, no reasonable nary conduct of Mrs. Dick, in and sound-judging man could bekeeping back her interview with lieve; and he therefore demanded the prisoner at a time when the acquittal of his client at the three men were on trial for their hands of the jury. lives, this very man being the Mr. Justice Maule then summed principal evidence against them ; up the whole case to the jury, and and urging the improbability of in so doing drew their attention to her present statement being true. the various points of corroboration
the alleged state- which were to be found throughout ments of Yarham, which had been the evidence, and which were said rejected by the learned Judge, he to tend materially to throw an air had only to observe, that he had of truth over the important testinot the slightest idea of their na mony deposed to by Mrs. Dick. ture, for though they were, doubt. If she was believed, it was adless, in his brief, he had not read mitted that the case was proved, them. He only knew that they and it was for the jury to look were thought to be available for at the whole circumstances, and the prosecution, and that, as every to judge whether she could have one present must now know, they come into Court with a deliberate had been extorted and wrung from design of swearing away the life the wretched man when first taken of Yarham, who had certainly done up on this charge, and when in- her no injury. If he were guilty fluenced and goaded by the un of this murder, his offence was very paralleled course pursued towards great; but, if she were guilty of him by the magistrates. He (Mr. such conduct as had been imputed Dasent) knew that men of stout to her, her crime was far deeper nerve and perfect innocence had than his, though the punishment sunk under the pressure of cor- might be less. Very strong comporeal torture. Such men had ments had been made on her hay. confessed imaginary crimes as the ing omitted to state the first inprice of exemption from the screw terview on the first trial; but that and the rack ; but what were those evidence was not material to that sufferings compared to those of the issue, and she might well agree mind of a man placed in the awful with the mayor in thinking lightly situation occupied by the prisoner of it. Those observations, however, at that time? It was not to be only applied to that interview, and wondered at that, driven to despair, did not affect in any way the seYarham might have professed to cond at the station and the third have some knowledge of the affair, in Yarmouth, which might well rewhich might justify the magistrates vive the recollection of the first, in making use of him against the and give it an importance which it other prisoners, and pacify their really deserved, and an explanation cravings after what had been which it required to make it availstyled the “
• truth.” In such a able. The whole case, however, spirit it was very possible that was one peculiarly for the jury,
who would deal with it according 3 and 4 o'clock in the afternoon, to the impression the evidence had he placed in the safe and cash-box made on their minds. If they be- money in notes, gold, and silver, lieved Mrs. Dick, they would find to the amount of 3,1091. 11s., and the prisoner guilty, but if they gave the keys of the safe, &c., to doubted her veracity, or saw any Mrs. Thomson. He then went reasonable ground to distrust the away, leaving Mr. Watson, story she told, it would be then junior clerk, in the bank. Wittheir duty to acquit the prisoner, ness went to the bank again at who had received a good charac- 6 o'clock, when Mr. Watson was ter, and was therefore entitled to still there, and at 9 o'clock, when all the advantages of such testi- Mr. Watson had gone. Witness mony.
then went out again, and returned The jury deliberated for to the bank at a quarter before quarter of an hour, and then 11 o'clock, when he let himself in returned a verdict of “Guilty.” from the street with a latch-key,
For an account of his execution, and after examining the fastenings see CHRONICLE, p. 58.
of the doors went to bed. The window of witness's bedroom
looked into the yard of the Cock October 26.
and Lion Inn; he heard no noise THE BERWICK BANK
during the night. About 5 o'clock ROBBERY.
he was awoke by one of the serBerwick-upon - Tweed. -- Jane vants, who wanted the key of the Thompson, charged with the rob- outer door. IIe told her where it bery of the Berwick Bank, of was, and five minutes afterwards which particulars are given in the he was asked to go down stairs. Chronicle for August, 21, was He did so, when he found the arraigned before the Recorder. three doors of the safe standing The case excited great interest, open. The cash-box and five parand the Court was densely crowded. cels of silver, containing 501, each,
The prisoner pleaded “Not had been taken out of the safe. Guilty.
He found the cash-box lying open John Short, a clerk in the North in the yard, and a parcel of silver of England Joint-Stock Bank, at near it. There were no marks of Berwick, of which, in August last, violence about the safe-door, or John Thomson, the husband of the lobby-door. There was a ladder prisoner, was the agent. Mr. placed against the wall of the yard, Thomson occupied a dwelling- but on examining it with Mr. house connected with the banking Robertson (for whom he sent on premises. On the 9th of August the discovery of the robbery) he Mr. Thomson left Berwick, and found it had made no perceptible the business of the Bank was impression on the soil on which it managed during his absence by rested. Mr. Burdis, wlio, however, left In his cross-examination by Mr. Berwick on the 20th of August, Grainger, the witness stated that before Mr. Thomson's return, the cash-safe opened with a secret leaving witness in charge of the spring, besides the lock, and that cash. On the night of the 20th he could not find the spring till it witness slept at the bank. Between was pointed out to him by Mr,