Hustings Court, February 20.
--Hon. Wm. H. Lyons
presiding.--The last will and testament of Maris W. Henning
, late of Richmond
, was proved and admitted to record.
, who stands indicted of the murder of a sergeant of the guard at the Confederate States
Prison several mouths since, was led to the bar, and being arraigned, offered a plea in abatement, which was rejected, whereupon the prisoner plead not guilty, and was remanded to jail.
Attachments were awarded against P. H. Walthall
and Edwin Cosby
, summoned to attend as witnesses in the above case.
John T. Smith
, who stands indicted of felony as one of the parties who waylaid and robbed Francis J. Gardner
of sundry articles of personal property, including a Colt
's revolver, was set to the bar to he tried for said offence, and plead not guilty.
The following jurymen were selected by lot to try, him, viz: John Hugan
, A Harrington, Henry Miller
, Joseph C. Courtney
, William K. Watts
, W. A. Phillips
, L. T. Chandler
, J. M. Higgins
, J. W. Frayser
, T. C. Burns
, W. F. Nash
, and C. A. Mayo
order reads: ‘"The jury having heard the evidence, on their oaths, do say that the said John T. Smith
is not guilty of the felony aforesaid as in pleading he hath alleged.
Whereupon, proclamation being made as the manner is, and nothing further appearing or being alleged against the said John T. Smith
, it is considered by the Court
that he be acquitted and discharged of the felony aforesaid, and go there of without day. "’
sits again to-day.