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Drawing a pistol. --Yesterday, just after the case against McDonald for stealing a Colt's pistol had been decided by the Mayor, a disturbance occurred at the entrance to the hall of justice. In a few moments officer Seal made his appearance, having in custody a man named John M. Wilson, a member of the Texas Invincible, attached to the 14th Alabama regiment, who had drawn a pistol to shoot Julius Nessler, one of Caskie's Rangers. Wilson had become dissatisfied with the verdict in McDonald's case, which surrendered to Mr. Walsh, gun-smith, the pistol claimed by Wm. A. Sharp as his, and was about initiating a difficulty with one of the Caskie Rangers Rangers, (to which company McDonald claims to belong,) when Nessler interposed, and he drew his pistol. His commanding officer being present, made an eloquent appeal in his behalf, which induced the Mayor to let him off. The pistol was retained, to be delivered to the party when he should be ordered on duty away from Richmond.
Committed for examination. --William McDonald, the individual charged with purloining Wm. A. Sharp's Colt's navy pistol, having been acquitted on that charge on Monday, was yesterday brought before the Mayor, to be examined for stealing a navy revolver, the property of Charles J. Clements, of Colonel Rosser's Cavalry. Mr. Clements proved that the pistol was stolen from him at Bradford's saloon. Bradford testified that McDonald was at his house on the night the pistol was missed; and otheMcDonald was at his house on the night the pistol was missed; and other witnesses that the article was found on the person of the accused when arrested for the larceny of Sharp's pistol. A policeman testified that he had sought in vain for Cornelius Maloy, represented by McD. to be an important witness in his behalf. The Mayor said he should commit the prisoner for examination before the next Court of Husting. Clements's pistol was retained, and the one sold by prisoner and another man to Mr. Walsh, (claimed by Sharp,) was delivered to Mr. Walsh, to be conteste