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--Last spring, a number of burglaries were committed in this city, and four lads, the oldest not over eighteen, were arrested for the offence. After being examined before the Mayor and the Hustings Court, they were sent on to be tried for felony, before Judge Meredith, as the Judge of the Hustings Court had not been elected. When called before the Circuit Judge for trial, some few days since, the question of jurisdiction was raised, and to avoid all difficulty, they were remanded to the Mayor, to be again heard and sent up for trial before Judge Lyons. On Saturday last, in conformity with this decision, William Martin, charged with breaking into the store-house of Power, Horner & Harris, on the 26th of May; Thos. Wilkinson and John Lipscomb, charged with breaking into Thos. C. Word's store on the night of the 1st of May; and James Baker, Thos. Wilkinson and John Lipscomb, charged with breaking into Henry Miller's shoe shop, and stealing shoes — were examined before the Mayor and remanded for further hearing.

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