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Hustings Court.

--George Hoppell was tried before Judge Lyons in the Hustings Court yesterday on the charge of being engaged in garroting and robbing Isaac Jacobs in the city jail. Sundry other parties engaged in the same transaction had already been sent to the Penitentiary, and Hoppell himself had been sent up for garroting Lieneman Farrell, a soldier in the jail. The jury, after hearing the evidence of Jacobs and others, returned a verdict of guilty and accessed his term of confinement at three years in the Penitentiary. Sentence was immediately pronounced on the accused.

John H. Brown was next tried for breaking into a room occupied by John H. Scribner and stealing $180 worth of clothing. The robbery was accomplished with the aid of Geo. Hoppeli, who, after being put in the jail, engaged in several enterprises which insured him a several years' adjourn in the Penitentiary. Though jointly indicted with Brown, the prosecution against Hoppell for the abduction of Scribner's raiment was abandoned. The proof of Brown's complicity was deemed sufficiently plain by the jury who found him guilty, and ascertained the term of his imprisonment in the Penitentiary at three years. Sentence was immediately passed, and he and Hoppell taken to their future abode by the City Sergeant.

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