16 MAY 1840, Page 8

In our last number it was mentioned, that a reward

of 2001. had bits offered for the apprehension of the murderer of Mr. Templeman at In our last number it was mentioned, that a reward of 2001. had bits offered for the apprehension of the murderer of Mr. Templeman at Pocock's-fields, Islington. This seems to have put the Police on the alert ; and as it was ascertained that Richard Gould, who had been tried for the murder and acquitted, was on board a vessel at Gravesend, ready to sail for Sydney, a warrant to arrest him on a charge of rob:

hing Templeman's premises was obtained. Re was taken on board of the vessel, and brought before the Bow Street Magistrates, on Saturday

afternoon. A good deal of evidence, scarcely varying in any particular from that adduced on the trial for murder, was :given to prove the prisoner's connexion with the robbery ; and he was remanded till Wednesday.

Before obtaining the warrant for Could's apprehension, Sergeant Otway of the Police went to Gravesend. and had some conversation with him about the murder on board of the vessel-

" 1 told him that the Secretary of State was about to offer a reward of 2001. for the apprehension of the murderer of Mr. Templeman ; and at the same time I produced a copy of the Marquis of Normanby's letter authorizing the reward. The prisoner read the letter attentively, and then said, No, 1 can't; I have made up my nand not to say any thing about it. I have told one pea son the whole affair, and will tell no more.' After remaining in deep thought for some those, he asked to see the letter again ; and having read it over once more, lie said, PH have nothing to do with it ; but Pll tell you what I'll rho : if they give me 100/. and pay me toy passage- money, l'll give them the names of the parties concerned.' Otway asked, Will you give the named the person who committed the murder ? ' The prisoner answered Yes; if they will give me 100/, and pay my passage, I will tell them who the person is that actually committed the deed.' The Sergeant then told him that mat likely he should see him again in the Downs, and he immediately started for town for further instructions, and received directions to apply at Bow Street fbr a warrant, which Mr. Jardine granted."

In the cell at Clerkenwell Prison, on Saturday night, Gould made what he called a confession, to Sergeant Otway- " Ile said the robbery was planned between Jarvis, Mrs. Jarvis, and himself; that Jarvis and he went to the cottage of the deceased on the night of the mur- der, whilst Mrs. Jarvis kept watch outside ; and having entered the premises through the front-window, they possessed themselvea of the silver-money; and that Jarvis then murdered the deceased with a stick which he brought with Min."

Jarvis and his wife were immediately apprehended, and brought to Bow Street on. Monday ; but no evidence was produced against them; and they were discharged. Gould's examination was resumed on Wednesday. The chief addl. tional circumstance against hint was the production of a dark lantern used on the night of the murder, which had been found in a pond near Templeman's house. Gould, who had conducted himself with much coolness and cleverly cross-examined the witnesses, betrayed some emotion when the lantern was produced. He was remanded till Tues- day next, and taken out of court ; but brought back again by his own desire, to tell the Magistrate that his " confession" was a mere fabri- cation, to obtain the reward and his own release.