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Hustings Court. --The following magistrates were on the bench yesterday, Recorder Caskie, and Alderman Bray, Binford, Regnault, Smith, and Anderson. James Slater and Francis Sheridan, charged with the murder of William Clarke, on the 2d day of December last, by "shooting him with a plated loaded with gunpowder and leaden balls." were arraigned for examination, Messrs. W. W. Crump and Edward Y. Cannon appearing as counsel. The Court, after hearing the evidence, discharged Sheridan from further prosecution, and remanded Slater for final trial. Joseph Keller, charged with breaking into the drug more of Dove & Co. and stealing $5.56 and $3.40 worth of postage stamps, on the 15th day of December, was examined and remanded for final trial. Henry, a slave, the property of Bernard Peyton; Ephraim, the property of Harriet Kellum; and Jack, the property of J. H. F. Mayo, were tried for stealing a trunk containing money and clothing belonging to Peter H. Anderson. Jack was
Proceedings in the Courts. Hustings Court, Tuesday, October 14th, 1862. --Present: R. D. Sanxay, Jas. Bray, Wm. W. Timberlake, N. C. Lipscomb, and Chas. E. Anderson. Joseph G. Griswold and Edw'd. Y. Cannon qualified as Notaries Public. Beverly Mortis and James Nicholas, charged with felony, were discharged from custody Michael Buckton, charged with feloniously killing John Delany, on the 5th day of October,was arraigned, and the Court having heard the evidence in the case, remanded the accused to jail for trial before Judge Lyons, on the first day of the next November term of the Court. John Cook was arraigned, charged with felony, in stealing a watch, valued at $10 and other articles from Patrick Haley. Nolle prosequi entered by Attorney for the Commonwealth, and accused discharged from custody. John Pendergast, charged with felony, committed on the 28th day of September, in stealing $450 of Confederate money from John McCartney, was remanded to jai
Appointed Commissioner. --The appointment of C. S. Commissioner has recently been conferred upon Mr. Edward Y. Cannon, of this city. This makes three commissioners required to conduct preliminary examinations of offences committed against the Confederacy. It has not unfrequently happened that the two commissioners heretofore acting have had cases pending before them at the same time, and from the increased number of crimes which are being perpetrated daily, we should not be surprise to find all three of these functionaries regularly engaged.
he writ to the effect that he held Mr. Pate legally, first as a private in the 19th regiment of Va. militia; second, by virtue of an agreement between the Governor of Virginia and General Kemper and the Secretary of War, by which the 19th regiment had been made, for certain purposes, a portion of the reserved force of Virginia; and third, that he was held in arrest for trial by a military court martial, convened by order of the Governor of Virginia. Messrs. Patrick Henry Aylett and Edward Y. Cannon represented Mr. Pate, and the Attorney General of Virginia, John Randolph Tucker, appeared for Captain Jenkins. The case was argued at great length and with unusual ability, and the decision of the Judge was delayed by his absence from the city in consequence of illness in his family. Judge Lyons decided that, as an enrolled conscript between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years, Mr. Pate had been regularly detailed by the President to perform duties and to superintend works
is not the rule of the Court The Commonwealth is ready to go on. The Court — What is the ground of the application? Mr. Crump repeated that Mr. Johnson, who was the original counsel in the case, was absent. He himself had not even heard the testimony. In addition to this, he had been informed that Mrs. Kirby's youngest child was very sick. There was, moreover, an important question to be argued, with a motion to the Court, which required the presence of Mr. Johnson. Mr. Edward Y. Cannon.--I would further state that Dr. Trent, one of the physicians by whom the insanity of the prisoner was proved cannot be here until a late hour in the day. His presence is indispensable. Mr. Daniel admitted that the question of the prisoner's condition was an important matter to her. As to the absence of counsel, there were others here equally competent; and with regard to the sickness of the child, that was only a matter of hearsay. He saw no good reason for delaying the public
She constantly interrupted the proceedings by incoherent and senseless exclamations. Mr. Edward Y. Cannon. one of the counsel for the defence, first addressed the Court. He adverted to the menta Mr. Daniel conceded this point, and told the defence to go on with their testimony. Mr. Cannon said the argument was merely to sustain the right of the defence to introduce testimony as to sfied as to Mrs. Kirby's mental condition that they would refuse to go on with the trial. Mr. Cannon.--Captain O'Brian has said that she was getting so much worse that she could not be treated at Johnson states that of his own knowledge, I am willing to admit it for what it is worth. Mr. Cannon said, that in the state of facts which had been proved, the sole question was whether the Couis; and asked if this Court would be willing to go upon the record as having tried a lunatic. Mr. Cannon also said that the Court was bound to stop this prosecution at the present stage, and that was