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e Aldermen Caskie, Bray, Anderson, and Clopton, stating as an examining court yesterday in the Sergeant's office, City Hall, charged with robbing Ambrose Barrett, a resident of Chester field, of his pocket book, containing $107 and seventy cents worth of portage stamps, on the 17th day of February. The evidence showed that the robbery was effected at Ford's drinking house, corner Cary and Virginia streets, in a very bold and audacious manner, the prisoner seizing the money of Barrett as that individual was counting it, though he was prevented from carrying it off by a prompt arrest. His only excuse was, that on the night previous to his own flagitious attempt on Barrett's funds he had been robbed, and he thought he might as well get even by robbing somebody himself. Mr. Daniel, the Commonwealth's Attorney, conducted the prosecution, and the accused was defended by Mr. G. Dabney Wootton. The accused was sent to jail for final trial before Judge Lyons, on the 3d Monday in May next.
Courted. --An athletic young thief, named John Harper, was tried before Judge Lyons's Court yesterday, for an attempt, several weeks since, at the Columbian Hotel, to steal all the wearing apparel of an invalid Georgia volunteer, named Richard A. Cox. The witness said he would be back to testify at the final trial if alive, and being very sick at the time, and not making his appearance yesterday, the inference is that he died. The case went to the jury without his testimony; but the evidence was so direct that they found the prisoner guilty and assessed his term of imprisonment in the Penitentiary at two years.
Sent on. --The examination of Wm. Blankinship, which took place yesterday at the City Hall, before a called Court of Hustings, for causing the death of Geo. Crowe, by shooting him with a musket, in Sidney, on the 10th day of February, resulted in the prisoner's committal to jail for final trial, before Judge Lyons, on the 3d Monday in May next.
Sentenced. --The jury empaneled on Tuesday to try Elizabeth Woodcock for receiving stolen goods belonging to Richardson & Co., having yesterday found her guilty of petty larceny, Judge Lyons sentenced her to four months imprisonment in the city jail.
Trial for murder. --The trial of John Walihall for the murder of Wm. Hamilton at the Confederate States Military Prison several months ago, was begun yesterday in the Hustings Court before Judge Lyons.
President to furnish the House with the report of Col. Walter H. Janifer of the battle of Leesburg, if not incompatible with the public interests.--Adopted. Mr. Lyons, of Va., offered a resolution instructing the Committee on Military Affairs to report a bill declaring who were entitled to exemption from military duty. Explaimoved to amend the resolution so as to read that, "the Military Committee be instructed to inquire into the expediency of reporting, &c.;" which was accepted by Mr. Lyons, and the resolution adopted. Mr. Pryor, of Virginia, from the Committee on Military Affairs, asked leave to report back the bill for continuing in office thbe subject to the regulations of the War Department for removal. After some discussion, participated in by Messrs. Pryor, Bosman, Wright, Foete, Heiskell, and Lyons, the bill was laid upon the table, to be printed and made the order of the day for 1 o'clock to-morrow. Mr. Miles, from the Committee on Military Affairs, off