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"a rather Ridiculous Affair."

--Thos. Linton, a well known resident of Richmond, was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday morning, for stealing from some unknown person an axe and an old overcoat. Prisoner was arrested by watchman Franklin, yesterday morning, about 6 o'clock near the corner of Main and 9th streets. Seeing the watchman advancing, Linton went into the alley in rear of Ragland's store and hid the axe. He pretended to the officer that it had been given to him, and that he had carried it to a blacksmith shop, in the immediate vicinity. A slight search revealed where it had been hidden, and Linton was marched off to the cage. Prisoner had just been released from the city jail, where he had been serving a term for mistaking another man's boots for his own. He said he regarded the present as ‘"a rather ridiculous affair any how,"’ and was answered by the Mayor that it was his duty to prevent his going about making free with other people's property. The intimation was repelled with a well affected show of virtuous indignation Prisoner said he was aware that the Mayor entertained a very unfavorable impression in regard to him, but that he had not begun to speculate in axes yet. He was sent to jail.

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