's Hustings Court, for the trial of criminal cases, will commence on the 15th inst. To give some idea of the business of this Court and the amount of work it will have to do, we may say that there are already 61 felony cases docketed for trial, with an Alderman
's Hustings Court intervening that will add at least 20 more, to the number.
It is safe to predict that at least two-thirds of the men who are to be tried before Judge Lyons
will be found guilty, (some of them known to be notorious scoundrels) If so, the dimensions of the Penitentiary will have to be enlarged to accommodate the rapidly increasing number of inmates.
It has been suggested, as a large number of the convicts are necessarily kept idle, that it would be good policy for the General Assembly to authorize their being employed in raising coal at the Chesterfield
The article bids fair to be high and scarce this winter.