Hustings court, Saturday.
--Judge Lyons presiding.
, indicted for feloniously shooting, with intent to kill, Susan Hill, a free negress, was put upon trial, when several hours were consumed in the examination of witnesses and argument of counsel before the case was submitted to the jury.
After a deliberation of about two hours, the jury returned into court, having agreed upon a verdict of conviction, assessing his punishment at five years imprisonment in the penitentiary.
The prisoner having already served a term in that institution, five years additional confinement were added against him. Another charge, that of horse-stealing, is still pending to his account; but it is probable that a nolle prosequi
will be entered by the prosecutor, in consideration of the long time the accused is condemned to confinement.
The balance of the day's proceedings was consumed in disposing of the charges against Antonio Samanni
, indicted for entering, by means of false keys, the iron safe of A. M. Baily
& Co. and stealing sixteen thousand dollars in Confederate money, and stealing from the cast-pocket of John J. Palmer
a package containing sundry papers and several hundred dollars in money.
The jury in the first case brought in a verdict of guilty, and ascertained his term of imprisonment in the penitentiary at three years and six months. Upon the second charge he was acquitted.
The court then adjourned till ten o'clock Monday morning. The grand jury will meet again to-day, according to adjournment.