Severe sentence of a liquor Seller.
The business of selling liquor in Petersburg
, Va. against the authority of Martial law, is not a very safe one. Wm. Harrold
, for that offence, was sentenced to have one half his head shaved, wear a barrel shirt, and stand with it on several hours a day for three days, in front of the house in which he sold it, and to work for six months on the public fortifications with a ball and chain attached to his leg. The Express
has also the following sentence by the same Court-Martial:
‘ Michael Hanley
, a citizen of Richmond
, convicted of the charge of attempting to smuggle liquor through this city to Richmond
, is sentenced to wear a ‘#x34;barrel shirt,"’ with the words ‘"liquor smuggler"’ marked in large letters on it, to be marched through town to the Southern
depot, and there to stand exposed, in his novel garment, from 10 till 3 o'clock to day. He is then to be sent to hard labor on the fortifications at Fort Caswell
, for the period of six months with ball and chain attached to his left leg. This is the man who attempted to smuggle liquor through the city some days ago, packed up in barrels of potatoes.
The liquor was seized at the Southern
depot and confiscated, and the potatoes, about 45 bushels, appropriated to the use of the hospitals.