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imed the Mayor's attention. Wm. M. Emery, a wounded soldier from the 11th Virginia regiment, was charged with stealing a bottle of whiskey from John Buras, and David T. Courtney, member of the 25th Virginia regiment, with assaulting Capt. James B. Pleasants, while in the discharge of his duty. Capt. P. was present at Burns's when Emery, in company with Courtney, came in and bargained for a bottle of whiskey, which he walked off with without settling for. As was his duty to do, Capt. Capt. Pleasants followed and arrested Emery, whereupon Courtney stepped up and demanded his comrade's release, at the same time striking the officer over the eye with his fist. The Mayor administered some wholesome advice to the prisoners, and then directed that they should be taken before the Provost Marshal. Edward, slave of Mrs. Mary Cross, was charged with receiving fourteen bushels of corn and sixty-four bushels of bran, the property of the Confederate States, one barrel of whiskey, one lo