1 December 1873
At MARYLEBONE, HENRY CARR, 18, of respectable appearance, described as a carpenter, living at 20, Chichester-road, Paddington, was charged with having a gold chain in his possession supposed to have been stolen. The prisoner went to the shop of Mr. Parr, pawnbroker, in the Harrow-road, and offered the chain in pledge. He was asked how he had become possessed of it, and, not giving a satisfactory answer, was given into custody. Replying to Mr. Mansfield, the prisoner said that about two months ago he met a gentleman who spoke to him and said that he wanted a secretary. On a subsequent occasion the gentleman asked him to go away with him. The prisoner's parents objected to his doing so, but eventually he went to Liverpool with the gentleman, who gave the prisoner the chain to take charge of. Afterwards, not liking the gentleman's manner, the prisoner left him and returned to London. Mr. Charles Carr, living at 20, Chichester-road, father of the prisoner, corroborated his son's statement as regards the gentleman. Witness produced a pamphlet, written by a Dr. Tumblety, M.D., recounting some stirring adventures that he had been mixed up in. The front of the pamphlet bore a portrait of Dr. Tumblety, dressed in the uniform of a Prussian officer. Witness said that this was the person who had decoyed his son away. He had lately been stopping at the Langham Hotel. Mr. Mansfield remarked that clearly the prisoner had no right with the chain, and it would be retained by the police. The prisoner was then discharged.