, a negro, was arraigned before Judge McEntee
yesterday on the charge of stealing six chairs, valued at fifteen dollars, from the Monumental Hotel
On being arraigned, he plead not guilty.
The following testimony was heard in the case:
R. P. Emerson
testified that he recognized the prisoner as a man whom he saw in the hotel, of which witness was proprietor, last Saturday night about half-past 7 o'clock. He was in a room which had been fitted up for a billiard saloon.
He immediately pursued him, and stumbled over the chairs which had been taken from the room.
He was finally pursued and arrested.
had lost six chairs from this room about a week previously.
The prisoner was found guilty of petty larceny and sentenced to six months imprisonment in Castle Thunder.