Conviction for swindling.
--Samuel H. Jefford
was tried before Judge Lyons
, of the Hustings Court, yesterday, for swindling Martin L. Covington
, of Kanawha county
, out of the sum of $30, on board of the Curtis Peck
, on the 15th of May last.
The hearing of testimony and arguments of counsel occupied the entire day, the jury after night bringing in a verdict of guilty against Jefford
, and assessing his term of confinement at three years in the Penitentiary.