--Two lads, named Wm. J. and Thomas Walker
, were brought before the sitting magistrate yesterday, charged with stealing from the canal boats Jeff. Davis
, and Jefferson
a carpet bag
, lot of clothing, and a pair of boots.
The clothing belonged to John P. Yestman
, and the boots to Philip Rohr
It seems that the boots belong to a regularly organized band of ptiferere engaged in the business of relieving the ca packets of such surplus articles as chance might afford them a good opportunity to make off with.
In the present instance, the above lads engaged passage in the boats at one of the locks in Henrico county
, and after airing here marched off with the articles they are charged with stealing.
As it appeared plain that there was a regular system by which such spoliations were conducted, the case against the prisoners was laid over until Friday.--John Murphy
, who received pistol bullet in the proboscis for calling Dr. Murphy
an ugly name, not being able to appear, the case against the latter was continued C. C. and Alex. Montgomery
, who were summoned, to appear for forestalling in the First Market
buying up large quantities of poultry and vegetables, were dismissed with a reprimand.--Bever Morris
, for stealing a navy Colt
's pistol from Lieut A. J. Kane
, and Jim Nicholas
and Joseph Basse for receiving the same, knowing it to have been stolen, were examined and sent on to the Hustings Court for final trial.--A citizen, whose name we omit, was brought up on the charge of ‘"feloniously obtaining by false pretences,"’ from A. Meyer
, about fifty dollars' worth of dry goods
It appeared, not only from the appearance of the party, but from the evidence adduced, that he had been ‘"cracked"’ for some time past.
He was given in custody of his relatives, to be sent to a proper asylum.--Ro, Reid
was fined $5 for violating the health ordinance, by allowing a nuisance.