--In the absence of Judge Lyons
, Judge Meredith
presided in this Court yesterday.
Most of the morning was consumed in the trial of James Williams
, a British subject, who was charged with stealing a trunk of clothing from Mrs. Tierney
, on the 15th of January last.
was a boarder with Mrs.
T., and, taking a fancy to some of the articles of wearing apparel
on the premises, packed up a trunk full, and left before daylight.
Two or three weeks after the occurrence he was found in this city, arrested, and put in prison.
When arraigned he plead not guilty; but the jury took a different view of the matter, after hearing the evidence, and ascertained his punishment at three years in the penitentiary.
immediately after passed sentence.