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Stealing rope.

--Moses McDevitt, the keeper of a grocery on Byrd street, was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of stealing rope valued at $20, from Haxall, Crenshaw&Co. On Monday night Mr. Wilkinson and other parties went to McDevitt's to search for lost iron, and while doing so discovered a pile of rope. Believing it to be the property of Messrs H, C&Co, some of the party asked McD. to take care of it until the next morning. On Tuesday, as one of the searchers was on his way from Rocketts, he saw a pile of rope on a dray, going down the street, and watching, saw where it was carried. A search warrant was then obtained, the rope found, and McDevitt arrested When the case was called yesterday, several of the witnesses testified that they believed the rope belonged to H. C.&Co., but none of them would swear positively to its identity. McDevitt proved by a man who lived with him, that he purchased old ropes and sold them again, and that he sold the rope, on Tuesday morning, for $1.75. Other witnesses proved that McD. often bought old ropes to sell again. The Mayor thought the evidence did not prove a felony. He therefore continued the investigation until Friday morning at 10 o'clock, and admitted the accused to bail.

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