Although it's not certain, it's believed that all articles are about Richard Jnr., not his father Richard Snr.
Senior-constable Emerton deposed : Yesterday afternoon from information received I went to the Kenmore Arms Hotel, where I saw a man named Bennett, who told me something; in consequence of what he told me I went to his hut at the brickyards; when he handed me the twenty-seven knives produced. I took possession of the knives and went to the residence of the prisoner, who in reply to me said he gave the knives to Bennett about a fortnight ago, and that Bennett gave him an old watch-chain and case he was wearing at the time; I told him I arrested him for stealing a quantity of knives from the shop of Mr. Martin in Auburn-street on the 4th instant; he said, "who - Mr. Martin? I was not in his shop on that day; I found them opposite Owen Furner's in Grafton-street;" I said, "why did you not take them home and show them to your father instead of the brickmaker?" he said, "because I was afraid;" in searching him I found another knife of a similar description, which he said belonged to the same lot.
John Bennett deposed : About twelve days ago prisoner brought the knives to me at the brickyards and asked me if I could sell them for him to the chaps in the yard; they were all loose; I told him I would; I asked him where he got them; he said his father bought them at auction sales; I gave him nothing for them; he did not ask me for anything; he brought eighteen knives at first and nine afterwards; five or six days elapsed between the times; on the first occasion I gave him the chain and watch-case; for the second lot he told me not to take less than 2/6, or the small ones at 6d. each; I don't know his father; prisoner came to the yard a day or two before; he did not ask me to dispose of the knives before he brought them; I did not suspect they were stolen till the constable came yesterday; I offered them for sale to the chaps in the yard; I told Gibson that young Sasse left them with me for sale; I was not to get anything for selling them; when he brought the other lot he asked me if I had sold any of the others, and I told him I had not; no one was present when he gave me the knives; I was in the hut; it was about noon.
William Martin, ironmonger in Auburn-street, deposed : I reported the loss of some knives a short time ago, but have since found some of them; I keep knives of the same description as some of those produced; looking at the lot altogether I don't think they are my knives; the large ones I am sure are not; six are similar to some I have in stock; I don't recognise the prisoner although his face is familiar to me.
The prisoner, who said he did not take the knives, was remanded to the lockup till next day.
GOULBURN POLICE COURT
Tuesday, January 25
BEFORE the police-magistrate and Mr. Belcher.
Richard Sasse junior, aged fifteen, on remand, charged with stealing knives the property of Wm. Martin, was again brought up.
The charge laying the ownership of the knives to Mr. Martin was withdrawn, and the prisoner was then charged with stealing them from the store of Mr. Owen Furner.
Senior-constable Emerton deposed : I this morning charged the prisoner with stealing the knives produced, the property of Owen Furner, on the 20th instant; he said he did not steal them but owned to being at Furner's store on that day; several of the knives were identified by Mr. Furner's shop-boy; the knives are the same as I produced in another case yesterday, and were given to me by a man named Bennett; when I arrested the prisoner he told me Bennett gave him the chain and watch-case for the knives.
John Bennett, working at the brickyards, repeated the evidence he gave in the case the day before as to receiving twenty-seven knives from prisoner, which he gave to Constable Emerton; and further deposed that he told one man, Gibson, he had some knives for sale which young Sasse had left with him; that he gave prisoner nothing for the knives, but made him a present of the chain and watch-case after he had brought the first lot of knives.
John Lawler, in the employ of Mr. Owen Furner, deposed : I know prisoner, who has been at Mr. Furner's several times helping me in hanging out goods; on Friday morning I missed a packet of white-handled pocket-knives off the counter; prisoner saw them on the counter; the knives produced are similar to those I missed; I believe them to be the same; after prisoner left on Friday morning I missed the knives; we had knives similar to the larger ones in a case to which the prisoner could have had access; the knives are worth a shilling apiece.
Prisoner still declared that he found the knives at the corner of Bradley and Sloane streets lying on a piece of paper.
The bench convicted prisoner and ordered him to be confined in a solitary cell in Goulburn jail for forty-eight hours. The bench further remarked that the conduct of Bennett was very bad indeed, and that he was really more to blame than the boy.
John Boyd, inspector of nuisances, deposed : On Monday the 24th instance, the Bishop came in his carriage from Montague-street into Auburn-street round the Salutation corner at a pace faster than a walk; it was about eleven o'clock.
To his Lordship : You were driving at a fast trot.
Richard Sasse, labourer, deposed : I was standing opposite Bouthall's corner on Monday last, about eleven o'clock; I saw his Lordship come down Clifford-street and turn into Auburn-street at a trot.
For the defence Mesac Thomas, Bishop of Goulburn, deposed : On Monday last my wife and I came down Montague-street from Mr Sands's yards into Auburn-street; I pulled up into a walk and continued that pace to the centre of Auburn-street, where I turned and went to the depot.
The Police Magistrate said that for some reason or another the council was not represented by their solicitor, and a technical objection arose through the inspector having failed to prove the by-laws, but in this case they had a witness proving a different offence, if any existed.
The bench dismissed the case.
Dick Sasse, not Dick Turpin
One day this week, Mr R. Sasse, the auctioneer, had a lively experience which he is not likely to forget in a hurry. He mounted a horse, bareback, to get a message. As he was getting on the animal tossed its head and the bridle snapped. It then bolted, and the position of the rider was for a time an unenviable one. Starting from Clifford Street the animal went at the top of its speed along Sloane St, then by Bradley Street to McShane's corner. It continued its wild career along Auburn Street, a dog which rushed out giving it a fresh spurt as Clifford Street was reached, and kept on to Bevan's store. Then it turned down and at last near Lansdowne Bridge, on the Gundary Road, it was stopped by two men. The rider was quite unable to control the animal, though he made several attempts to do so, and had to hold onto the mane like "grim death". Fortunately, no one was injured, and the pulse of the local Dick Turpin has returned to its normal regularity.
GOULBURN POLICE COURT
Friday, November 15
Before Mr. W. Caswell P.M.
William Southall pleaded guilty to allowing a horse to stray in Sloane Street and was fined 1s with 4s 8d costs, and 2d witness's expenses.
Richard Sasse pleaded guilty to a similar charge, and was similarly fined, but the costs were 4d less.
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