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smissed. Ann Shay was fined $5 for allowing her stove pipe to get out of order and become dangerous to people residing in an adjoining house. George Farrell, arrested as a suspicious character, was committed in default of $300 surety to keep the peace, and be of good behavior. Bill Washington, slave of Steward Lomax, of Prince George county, was examined for stealing a gold watch from Hartman Jones, colored fisherman from Charles City county, and sent before the Hustings Court for final trial. The examination of John Murphy, for shooting Martin Callahan, was further continued till the 7th of May. Frances Kelley was examined for being engaged in a riot on the 2d of April, and sent on to Judge Meredith's Court for misdemeanor. Robert S. Forde, charged with shooting and killing R. E. Dixon, on Bank street, in this city, Friday week last, waived a preliminary examination before the Mayor and had the case sent on to a Court of Hustings called for next Friday.
a lot of silver ware. The case of Forde, for the homicide of Dixon, was called and continued until Friday. Rules were awarded against Jas. Beale, Benj. Housman, and A. W. Shead, Commonwealth's witnesses. John W. Butler was examined and sent on for final trial for having, on the 16th of April, out and wounded Albert N. Hendle, with intent to kill him. The case of Jesse White, charged with the homicide of John Andrews, was set for Saturday, and rules were awarded against E. Powell, Thos. M. Hailey, James Conway, and Peter Rose, witnesses for the Commonwealth. Frances Kelley was arraigned for having, on the 2d of April, in conjunction with a number of unknown persons, riotously assembled in one of the public streets of this city, to the great terror of the public, and entered Pollard & Walker's store and helped herself to a lot of bacon. The certificate of the Mayor sending on the case was quashed by the Court, and defendant remanded to him for further examination.
knife, on 17th street. Some suspicions entertained by the prisoner relative to the conduct of Deitrick in regard to his wife led him to seek an interview, which resulted in a quarrel, ending with the stabbing complained of. The wound was made in Deitrick's neck, and came very near finishing him, so far as an earthly sojourn was concerned. The Mayor sent the case on before the Hustings Court, and committed Sweeney to answer the charge of stabbing with intent to kill. The case of Mrs. Frances Kelley, charged with engaging in a riot on the 2d day of April, was called; but the necessary witnesses not being present, it was continued. The examination of Jesse Sheppardson, for committing a violent assault on M. W. Swain, proprietor of a grocery opposite the New Market, was called and continued, the Clerk of the Market testifying that Swain was so badly injured that he would probably die. The assault was committed with a stick of wood, with which Sheppardson dealt Swain a heavy bl
Rioting. --Mrs. Frances Kelley, charged with participating in the riot of the 2d of April, was before the Mayor yesterday for examination. Two witnesses recognized the accused as participating in the riot and as having in her possession a large bam of bacon, which she took from Messrs. Pollard & Walker's store, after aiding in breaking the door. The Mayor gave as his opinion that the taking of goods in the riot was not larceny, because not taken secretly and clandestinely; and could not be robbery, because the persons from whom they were taken were not put in bodily fear. He therefore held her to ball to answer an indictment by the Grand Jury for a misdemeanor.
case of Joseph John McCarthy, indicted for the murder of his wife, which had been set for hearing on yesterday, was necessarily postponed until this morning, owing to the absence of material witnesses. The Court then took up the case of Frances Kelley, indicated for robbing the store of Pollard & Walker. The accused being set to the bar and arraigned was convicted by the jury and assessed with one year's confinement in the penitentiary. After bringing in their verdict, the jury were instructed by the Judge that they could fix the term of imprisonment at twelve months or less in the city jail, whereupon they reconsidered their verdict and fixed the term of confinement at thirty days in jail. In defence of Frances Kelley, the accused, Mr. George D. Wootton appeared as associate counsel, and having previously fortified himself with a mass of law books sufficient to fill a wheel barrow, made one of those earnest and touching appeals for which he has become distinguished. In closi