Charged with perjury.
--It was stated yesterday that R. H. Horne
, one of the guards at the penitentiary, had been arrested by officer Moore
on a charge of perjury.
He was brought before the Mayor
yesterday, when it appeared that on the 12th instant, Joseph H. Colquitt, Jr.
, had applied to the Clerk
of Henrico County Court for a license to marry Anne Elizabeth Hopkins
, daughter of William Hopkins
, of this city.
The license was issued by the Clerk
by the consent of William Hopkins
and on the certificate of Horne
was over twenty-one.
, who has been in the army three years, and will not be twenty till next May, looks much older, and the Clerk
had no doubt of his being of age, but required the certificate of a third party, in accordance with a time honored practice of the Court
Witnesses were introduced who proved that Colquitt
had, during the last year, represented himself to Horne
and others as of age; and others who testified to Horne
's excellent moral character.
The worst things against Horne
came out in the testimony of officer Moore
and Jos. H. Colquitt, Sr. Mr. Moore
said he arrested Horne
while the latter was attempting to escape from Mr. Hopkins
's house by crawling out of a back window.
stated that after Horne
was arrested he at first denied that he was the man who had certified to the age of Colquitt, junior
, but afterwards admitted it.
reserved his decision till Saturday, and admitted Horne
to bail in $500 for his appearance.