Examination of a charge, of treason
--On Saturday last, (says the Winchester Virginian
,) Col. John Strother
, of Berkeley county
, was brought, before an Examining Court of Justices, at the Court-House
in this town, to answer a charge of entertaining treasonable sentiments towards the Southern Confederacy.
He was arrested so me three weeks since at Bath, Morgan county
, by a detachment of Col. Augus McDonald
's cavalry, and has since that time been held as a prisoner at the camp of the, cavalry, about a mile south of this place, having refused to give any pledge of loyalty or to gain his liberty on parole of honor.
demanded security of Mr.
S. for his appearance to answer any indictment which a grand jury may find against him for treasonable conduct; and the security being given, he was discharged.
is the father of the notorious ‘"Dave Strother
,"’ who has thrown off all disguise and is now in full fellowship with Lincoln
, of Berkeley
, who was arrested at Bath
at the same time, and brought to this place as a prisoner, soon gave a pledge to abstain from any disloyal or treasonable conduct, and was released.
, of Gerardstown, Berkeley county
, who was also arrested, has been, we sent to Richmond
, to be disposed of by the authorities there.
Amongst the charges against him, is the grave one of having been a member of Carlile
's treasonable Convention at Wheeling
There are others in Berkeley
and Morgan counties
who will probably be soon caught and made to answer treasonable charges.