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Acquitted.

--Jesse Shepperson, charged with feloniously assaulting and beating M. W. Swain with a stick of wood, was before the Mayor yesterday for a further hearing. Two witnesses, strangers to all parties, who saw the occurrence, testified that the prisoner was badly treated, and that Mr. Swain first seized a stick of wood to strike prisoner, when a scuffle ensued, prisoner getting possession of the wood and giving Swain a blow that came nigh killing him. With these facts the Mayor discharged Mr. Shepperson, but required his son, who first had a difficulty with Mr. Swain's son, to give security to appear this morning.

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