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Shooting. --On Wednesday night, soon after dark, a negro named John, the property of Mrs. Polly Perrin, went into the hat store of Mr. Wm. T. Moore, on Broad street, and while Mr. Moore was engaged in another part of the store, helped himself to a couple of umbrellas and made off. Mr. Moore suspected that he had stolen something, followed him out, and found the umbrellas in the possession of Mr. Breeden's negro man Seventy, who said John had given them to him. He then told Mr. Moore the direction John had taken, and he was discovered at the corner of 5th and Grace streets. John ran, and refusing to stop when ordered to do so, Moore pursued and discharged his pistol at him twice--one ball passing through his right leg and the other through his left, producing flesh wounds. John was then captured and taken to the second stationhouse, where his wounds were dressed by Dr. Brown. Moore was afterwards arrested, and the Mayor, having heard the facts, sent him on to the Hustings C
Prison Items. --At the upper station house yesterday a tree negro boy named Edward Gentry, was committed on the charge of stealing a chicken from Mrs. Polly Perrin, in the Second Market, on Saturday morning last. The other prisons presented a clear record, so far as matters which would interest the public are concerned.
n search was an hour afterwards made for Andrew at his house he was not there, which fact went far to confirm the suspicion that he was the thief. Thomas Wilder, a Petersburg negro, was charged with buying unions in the Second Market to sell again. He was ordered to be taken to Major Carrington, Provost Marshal, with the request to send him back to the place from which he came. The charge against a little white boy named Clay Rawlings, of stealing, on the 8th of July, in the First Market, a pocked book containing $45 from Mary E. Trainum, was dismissed upon the promise of his mother to give him a good whipping. A fine of twenty dollars was imposed upon B. T. C. Robins for allowing his servant Lucy to go at large. A free negro named Edward Gentry, charged with stealing a chicken from Mrs. Polly Perrin on Saturday last, was ordered to be whipped. The same punishment was inflicted upon William, slave of General Chilton, charged with throwing stones in the streets.