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Major's Court Friday March 20th. --Wm. White and Wm. Bowen privates in the 7th Georgia regiment, charged with shooting Fred. Grope and Lowis Sweiger, had their case continued till Monday. Ann Murphy was examined for stealing $125 from Eliza White. The robbery took place Wednesday night, while the parties were in the same bed at the house of Mrs. White. The latter alleged that she had allowed Ann Murphy to sleep there because her husband had gone North and left her unprotected. No onSweiger, had their case continued till Monday. Ann Murphy was examined for stealing $125 from Eliza White. The robbery took place Wednesday night, while the parties were in the same bed at the house of Mrs. White. The latter alleged that she had allowed Ann Murphy to sleep there because her husband had gone North and left her unprotected. No one but Ann Murphy know where she kept her money. The prisoner was committed for further examination before the April term of the Hustings Court.
Judge Laons's Court. --This Court met yesterday at 10½ o'clock A. M. The grand jury brought in true bills against the following parties: Dominick Baccegalluppo, Thomas Collier, Lee Whitehurst, John Ford, Michael Handley, Granville Montelle, Ellis McLain, John Segnaigo, Wm. Hardy, Rody McCauley, Meriwether Quarles, John Ryand Patrick Stack, James Rawlings, George Turner, Eliza White, and James Williams. In the case of Miles R. Bohannon, charged with forging the name of B. Akers &Son, of Lynchburg, to a check for $500, the grand jury found not a true bill. Bohannon was not, however, discharged, it being proposed to inquire into a discrepancy in N. W Akere's testimony before the grand jury.
Judge Lyons's Court. --The following business was disposed of yesterday: Thos Collier and Lee Whitehurst, found guilty by the jury of stealing a certificate of deposit for $1200, in favor of L. P. Leath, of Petersburg, were again led to the bar, when the Judge pronounced sentence of one year's imprisonment in the penitentiary. Eliza White, indicted for felony, was tried, found guilty, and sentenced to the penitentiary for one year. Granville Montelle, indicted for shooting Susan Hill, a free negro, whose trial was set for yesterday, failed to make his appearance, and the case was continued till this morning. Montelle is under bonds in the sum of $10,000 to answer the charge at this Court, and a failure to comply with that obligation will involve the forfeiture of the bail.
Attempting to cross the lines. --The following parties, belonging to local defence companies of this city, some of whom are detailed work men at the Tredegar Iron Works, were arrested yesterday while attempting to go to the enemy; T. Evans and Thomas Jones, members of Major Wm. E. Tanner's battery; John Paul, co A, 6th Va battalion; F. A. Howell, co B, 1st Va. battalion; and Geo. Smith, Johnson's battery. White our State forces were in the neighborhood of Bottoms's Bridge, these men obtained permission to go a short distance from camp; but as soon as they got out of sight, they changed their direction and struck a bee line for the Yankee camp on this side of the river, a few miles below. Meeting with some of our cavalry, however, a short distance after they started, they were compelled to take to the woods, where they skulked about till yesterday, when they again fell in with our scouts, about three miles from their old camping ground, and were captured. Jeremiah Artes, of th
Judge Lyons's Court. --The criminal docket having been gotten through with, very little of public interest was transacted yesterday: Eliza White, convicted of offering for sale a certificate of deposit for $1,200 in favor of L. P. Leath, of Petersburg, which she knew to have been stolen, was sentenced by the Judge to one year's confinement in the penitentiary. The Judge also passed sentence of six months imprisonment in the city jail upon Robert Ford, indicted for petit larceny, and found guilty by the jury on Friday. Granville Montelle, indicted for feloniously shooting Susan Hill, a free negro, and who was bailed to answer the offence at this term of the Court in the sum of $10,000, failed to make his appearance, thereby for felting that amount to the Commonwealth. To day will close the June term of the Court. On Monday the Hustings Court of Magistrates will be convened.