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ople adjacent thereto think should certainly be defended by the best efforts of the government? We must keep our great armies massed in such strength as to be able to give battle to the strongest armies of the enemy. John Minor Botts, Valentine Heckler, Franklin Stearns, and others were arrested in Richmond, Va., and committed to prison for treason against the Southern Confederacy, having openly avowed their sympathy for the Union, and loudly proclaimed their denunciations of the rebellio the papers and house of Botts, Capt. Goodwin brought him prisoner to this city, and lodged him in McDaniel's negro-jail, situated in Blankinship's alley, some fifty yards north of Franklin street. Capt. Goodwin then went to the farms of Valentine Heckler and Franklin Stearns, and took both of these well-known Union men, and all of their papers and letters, and brought them to this city. Botts' and Heckler's letters and papers have not yet been examined. Stearns' have undergone only a cu
awful assemblies of slaves — were continued.--Jesse Talbott, in one case, for selling ardent spirits, was fined $60 and costs. Judgment for costs in two other cases. Talbott was also fined $25 and costs for permitting an unlawful assembly of slaves.--Cases of David H. Woodward and Jesse Shepperson, for not keeping a county road in order, and of Pat Lynch and — McCarty, for obstructing a public road, were continued.--A capias was issued to bring John P. Sledd into Court to plead on the charge of illegal voting. A summons issued against J. F. Britton for the same offence was directed to be sent to the Sergeant of Williamsburg.--Seven cases against Valentine Heckler--three for unlawfully keeping a bowling alley, two for permitting unlawful gaming at his ordinary, one for keeping a disorderly house, and one for misdemeanor, were continued, and rule awarded against absent witnesses. Obediah Ellis, indicted for petty larceny, was recognized to appear at the next term of the Cour
t Monday in May next, and with a large civil docket. They have the following criminal cases to dispose of: George Gavizel, indicted for an indecent assault upon Mrs. Mary A. Boswell. Wm. H. Brown, indicted for shooting a negro of H. M. Hutchinson. Robt. Salmon and Wm. Childress, for stealing watermelons and beating Wm. and Jos. R. Rennie. Six presentments against Wm. Frank, for unlawful gaming and retailing ardent spirits. Four cases against John Noker, for retailing ardent spirits. Valentine Heckler, presented in six cases, for unlawful gaming, keeping bowling alleys without license, and indicted for keeping a disorderly house, and allowing music and dancing on the Sabbath day. John P. Sled and Frank Britton, presented for Illegal voting on the 24th May last. Wm. Cornet, presented for retailing ardent spirits-- three cases. Granville Montville, John Currie, and Joshua Currie, for an assault on T. Moseley. E. D. Fitch, Wm. E. Patterson, and others, for an assault on C. Geuit. Thos
Serious accident. --As Mr. Valentine Heckler and a servant were driving down Broad street in a buggy, in the neighborhood of the Monumental church, on Wednesday night, about half-past 7 o'clock, his horse took fright and dashed off at a furious rate. Coming in contact with some obstruction, the vehicle was upset and its occupants thrown violently to the ground. Mr. Heckler was seriously injured internally, and the negro had one of his arms broken. Serious accident. --As Mr. Valentine Heckler and a servant were driving down Broad street in a buggy, in the neighborhood of the Monumental church, on Wednesday night, about half-past 7 o'clock, his horse took fright and dashed off at a furious rate. Coming in contact with some obstruction, the vehicle was upset and its occupants thrown violently to the ground. Mr. Heckler was seriously injured internally, and the negro had one of his arms broken.
Thirty Dollars Reward. --Ran away from my residence, near Fairfield Rance Course, my colored woman, Charlotte. She is my marker woman, and is well known in the First Market. Said Charlotte is about fifty years of age; five feet five inches high; had on, when she left, a copperas-color Virginia cloth dress. The above reward will be given for the apprehension and delivery of Charlotte at my stalls, Nos. 18 and 20, First Market. Valentine Heckler. de 2--2t*