Convicted of horse stealing.
--A man named Albert W. St. Clair
was tried before Judge Lyons
yesterday, at the City Hall on the charge of stealing a horse, the property of John J. Oscorn
The jury, after hearing the evidence and arguments of counsel, retired, and brought in a verdict of guilty, assessing the term of St. Claire confinement in the penitentiary at three years. The defendant is the same person who, not long since, forged the name of Mrs. Fanny Mathias
to a permit to get a license to marry her daughter, which he afterwards did.--He was under indictment for the offense at the time he was convicted of horse stealing.
However, on the rendition of the verdict, the Commonwealth
's Attorney, with the advice and concert of the Court
, entered a nolle prosequi, St. Clair
was dressed in a faded Confederate uniform, and looked as if he had been once in the service.
Shortly after his arrest for forgery the party whom he had married absented herself from the city, leaving in company with the individual who had sworn before the clerk of the Hustings Court that Mrs. Mathias
signed the request for a license.