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Stealing a pistol. --William McDonald was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday, charged with stealing a Colt's Navy pistol from Wm. A. Sharp, of the 14th Alabama regiment, at Metropolitan Hall, Saturday night. The evidence was to the effect that McDonald (acting as a conservator of the peace) had taken the pistol from Sharp, who, being slightly under the influence of liqueur, had drawn it on several people. The Mayor said no larceny had been committed by the defendant, by the complainant'tablishment of Mr. James Walsh. The latter being introduced as a witness, testified that he had purchased the pistol of McDonald for $40; that he had offered to sell another one to him, which he declined to buy. Clements identified the pistol. Pristo him, which he declined to buy. Clements identified the pistol. Prisoner said it belonged to Cornelius. McCoy; and the Mayor, in order to afford him a chance of producing McCoy, continued the case until this morning. McDonald was sent to jail.