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Proceedings in the courts. Mayor's Court.--The following cases were before the Mayor on Saturday: Theodore Frick, charged with fighting in the Second Market. The case was postponed until Monday. John Murray, charged with the murder of Michael Leary, and feloniously cutting and stabbing. James McCormick was remanded to appear before the Hustings Court. Calvin Green was fined $10 for permitting his son to ride down Main street at a faster rate than the law allows. James F. Bowers was required to give security to answer an indictment for beating a slave belonging to J. P. Ballard. Edward Sullivan, found drunk on the Theatre steps, was committed. John P. Mack and Michael Ford, for being drunk and fighting in the street, were required to give security for good behavior. Henry, slave of James Harris, was sent on for trial, charged with grabbing $55 from the money box of W. Brown. In the case of Mr. Benj. Sutton, reported Saturday, for his
Gilmer Augustus Lumpkin, for forging a check for $6,000, payable at the Traders' Bank, purporting to be signed by Owens & Son, and payable to the order of West & Johnston; James M. Armour, for the murder of a soldier on Canal street, several months since, while acting as a pretended provost guard; Peter Doyle and John Duna, for horse stealing; Thos. Wilson and Mike Sheehan, highway robbery on John J. Harrold; Wm. Wylett, for stealing a pair of shoes worth $20, from M. C. Gordon & Co.; and John Murray, for the murder of Michael Leary, on the 18th of September. After making the above indictments the Grand Jury adjourned till next Friday. The Judge, on motion of the attorney for G. A. Lumpkin, in the first indictment found against him for forging Owens & Son's name, quashed the indictment for errors apparent on its face. The indictment found above is the second one in the same case. James Jones was put on trial for stealing a trunk and contents from Capt. James G. Hawthorne. -
side-walk in a drunken state. Habeas Corpus.--Mrs. Mary Ann Piggott, and several of her children, residents of Charles City county, arrested a few weeks since by order of Gen. Wise, on suspicion of disloyalty, were heard before Judge Lyons yesterday on an application for release. Messrs. Nance and Williams appeared for the defendants and Mr. ylett for the Government. The Government not having its inculpatory testimony ready, the case was continued until Thursday. Counsel for defence contend that their clients were and are loyal Virginians, and no testimony can be adduced to the contrary. The District Attorney contends that the Government has a right to hold them as suspected parties. This point will be argued before the Judge on Thursday. Hustings Court.--Judge Lyour's Court was engaged yesterday in trying John Murray for the murder of Mike Leary, on the 18th of September, in a house near the old hay scales, 17th street. It was not concluded when the court adjourned.
Sentenced. --A number of prisoners heretofore convicted of various offences were carried before Judge Lyons yesterday, and sentenced according to the findings of the jury in each several case. Included in the number were John Murray, sentenced for eighteen years for the murder of Mike Leary; John Westerfield, for three years and six months for grand larceny; James Jones, for three years for stealing a trunk and contents from Capt. James G. Hawthorne, and Albert G. Short, for three years for the murder of George Bailey, a soldier. Execution of sentence in Short's case was suspended for fifteen days, in order to allow him time, if he thinks proper, to apply to the Supreme Court of Appeals for a new trial.
e ordinance regulating this matter, that a speedy stop will be put to it, and then our citizens may be able to purchase their supplies from first hands at reasonable prices. Yesterday morning Mr. Samuel Ellis, clerk of the First Market, preferred charges against the following parties for committing the offence above referred to, and after a hearing of the evidence his Honor made each of them pay fines of twenty dollars, and ordered the confiscation of the articles purchased by them: John W, Murray, charged with purchasing seven bushels of Irish potatoes and offering them for sale again at more than double the amount he paid for them; Lewis Galena, charged with buying two bushels of onions and two bushels of potatoes, with the intention of reselling them in small quantities at an advance on cost, and Thomas Bradford, charged with buying two wagon loads of water and muskmelons, which he intended suturing out among our forces near Richmond. The Mayor, in disposing of these cases, referr
Fire. --About half-past 6 o'clock yesterday afternoon the roof of Mr. John Murray's house, on Arch street, between Sixth and Seventh, accidentally caught fire and was damaged to a slight extent. In response to the alarm bells, the firemen promptly turned out.
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