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struck out for liberty. At first she indulged in violent physical persuasion; but finding the bolts and bars of her prison shade too strong for her, she resorted to the bribing process, (which has hitherto worked such wonders in covering over crime,) and shook at the officers a bag of "shiners" which she had in her pocket. All her efforts proved unavailing, however, and the consequence was a night's sojourn in the station house and her appearance before His Honor yesterday morning. Joe Harris was charged with burglariously entering the dwelling house of some person unknown and stealing a lot of flour. In the absence of witnesses for the Commonwealth, the case was continued till this morning. John Camp, a very bad while boy, charged with stealing $10 in the First Market from Geo. Thraves, was committed for want of security for his future good behavior. Ella, slave of Richard James, charged with stealing meat in the Second Market, was ordered to be whipped. Geo W
Castle Thunder Items. --The following commitments were made to Castle Thunder yesterday by order of Captain Doswell, assistant provost-marshal: Michael Kehoe and James McKenney, citizens of Richmond, and Sarah and Bettie, slaves of Mr. Robbins, of Richmond; Burton, slave of Major Page; Jim Brown, Joe Harris and Jones Brown, free negroes; Tom Gray, slave of William Greanor; Benjamin, slave of Major V. Bennett; Harry and Jane White, slaves of William Hatcher, of Chesterfield; Delilah, slave of Nancy Byrd; Maria Perry and Julius, slaves of Maria Hatcher, of Chesterfield; and America, slave of Robert Michaels, charged with attempting to go North. H. W. Ware, member of the Third Virginia cavalry, was also consigned to that institution on the charge of aiding in the escape of slaves to the enemy.
ng star from the Southern zenith into the Northern Union. Mr. Burwell said he found himself treading upon a very narrow isthmus be tween the two propositions; but he would rather have the powers of a Convention conferred upon the Legislature than incur all the trouble and expense of electing a Convention, fresh and separate, direct from the people. He would therefore vote against the substitute, and move to indefinitely postpone, even though it carried the whole subject with it. Mr. Harris moved the postponement of the bill and substitute. Mr. Staples said he did not allow any man to question his loyalty because he was the patron and advocate of the Convention bill. Neither would he allow members to call him a reconstructionist or a submissionist. He scorned such insinuations, and defied them, no matter from whence they came. The course he had adopted, he believed, before God, to be a duty to his constituents, his own sense of duty, and his State. He had evaded no r
f beef, valued at four hundred dollars, the property of Robert A. Armistead, he well-knowing the same to have been stolen. Robert W. McGee was charged with entering the house of Sterling Harris, a free negro, in the night time, under false representations, with the intention to rob. He was sent to the Soldiers' Home to be forwarded to his command. Caroline Wood was fined ten dollars for permitting her slave to go at large. The cases of Ellen Mitchell and Kate Swords, charged with stealing clothing, were continued till the 7th instant. Lucian Sizer and George Timberlake were each fined ten dollars for running wagons on the streets without first obtaining licenses. Joe Harris, James Brown and Jones Brown, free negroes, and William Gray, slave of William Greanor, charged with attempting to run off a number of negroes to the Yankees, were remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. William Henry, slave of John Cox, was committed to jail as a runaway.