--David S. Chilton
, arrested several months ago, in company with Albert L. Riddell
, (who lately broke out of jail and escaped from the Commonwealth
,) charged with passing counterfeit bank notes, and who was acquitted on one of three indictments pending against him for that offence, on a trial before Judge Wm. H. Lyons
, of the Hustings Court, was yesterday brought before the Court
, and, the Judge
consenting, the Commonwealth
's Attorney entered a nolle prosequi
in the two remaining indictments, and the prisoner was discharged.
His father, a respectable citizen of Liberty, Bedford county
, was present, and on the announcement of the happy termination of the affair, shed tears copiously, as did also the prisoner, and sundry sympathizing bystanders.
was defended on his first arraignment by Hon. Wm. L. Goggin
, Jas. F. Johnson
, of the State Senate, and Judge Crump
, of this city.