Proceedings of the Courts.
Hustings Court, Dec. 20
--Hon. Wm. H. Lyons
, Presiding.--Gilmer A. Lumpkin
was put on trial for forging the name of Sidney H. Owens
& Son to a check for $700, on which he obtained the money at the Traders
Wm. W. Crump
appeared for the accused and Littleton Tazewell
for the Commonwealth
The jury heard the evidence and remarks submitted by the respective counsel, and, the case being a plain one, so far as the evidence was concerned, after a brief consultation they returned a verdict of guilty of the charge, and ascertained the term of his imprisonment at five years in the Penitentiary.
Prisoner is yet to be tried for forging the names of the same parties to another check for $6,000.