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The cage. --James Small, charged with stealing a lot of car springs and other railroad material from the Richmond and Fredericksburg Railroad, was yesterday committed to the cage. Also, Fanny Forrest, charged with stealing a lot of clothing of Maggy Fortune. The letter was bailed out.
The Daily Dispatch: December 25, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Startling Rumor from the
Wearing Apparel. --Fanny Forrest appeared before the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of stealing several articles of clothing from Maggie Fortune. Both the prisoner, and complainant were Cary street cyprians, and had resided in the same house, on intimate terms. Miss Fortune swore positively to the goods, and that they had been taken without her knowledge or consent. On the other side, a young man swore that the articles claimed were given to the prisoner by him, and that he could readily recognize them; but as the witness bad offered Miss Fortune $20 not to appear, His Honor concluded that the goods belonged to the complainant, and after turning them over to her discharged the accused.