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Stealing Confederate money. --Robert E. Foster, Francisco Dominick, and Christopher Dominick, arrested some time since on the charge of stealing $11,000 from the C. S. Treasury Department, and tst the sum of $1,000 was stolen from the note cutting room, and suspicion being directed towards Foster, he took him off privately, in the presence of another clerk as a witness, in order to obtain a t of money. Subsequently, however, hearing more about the robbery in June last, he again sought Foster, and pinned him so closely with regard to it that he acknowledged committing that theft also, anhad the two Dominicks arrested, but still wishing, for the sake of his wife and child, to screen Foster from disgrace and prosecution, offered him the alternative of refunding back to the Government tt of the absence of some other witnesses the Mayor continued the examination till Tuesday next. Foster was remanded to jail. The Dominicks were admitted to bail for their appearance in the sum of $2
ereupon the Mayor discharged him from custody. A white woman, named Fanny Heller, was examined and discharged from all guilt on the complaint of assaulting and taking away from John W. Burrows, on Monday last, one child's net cap. Robert E. Foster, charged with stealing from the C. S. Treasury Department $11,000, the witnesses in whose case were heard on Friday last, was remanded to the Hustings Court on the 15th of the present month. Christopher and Francisco Dominick, claimed by FoFoster to have been particeps criminis in the affair, was, for the want of other evidence, discharged. Wm. Joseph Walker, a soldier, was sent on to the Hustings Court to answer the charge of stealing one coat, a pair of pants, a hat, and a lady's dress, from Mary Lazzarino. A German, named Wm. Kothe, was fined $20 for giving a servant in his employ an unauthorized pass. The evidence elicited was, that, Lewis, a negro man belonging to P. M. Tabb & Son, who had been a runaway for some tim
Judge Lyons's Court. --The time of Judge Lyons was consumed yesterday in the trial of Robert E. Foster, charged with robbing the C. S. Treasury Department of $11,000. After the examination of witnesses and argument of counsel, the case was given to the jury, who, after an absence of about twenty minutes, sent word that they were unable to agree; when the Judge discharged them. The case of Joseph John MacCarthy, charged with the murder of his wife, which was set for trial on Monday, and from that day postponed till yesterday, was again put off till this morning.
Sent to the penitentiary. --Robert E. Foster, of King William county, Va, indicted for robbing the Treasury Department (in which he was a clerk at the time) of $10,000, in September last, was yesterday tried in Judge Lyons's Court, and after examination of witnesses and argument by counsel the case was given to the jury, who in a few minutes rendered a verdict of guilty, assessing his term of confinement in the penitentiary at two years. Foster seemed much confused when the verdict was read, and on being asked by the Judge whether he had anything to say why sentence should not be pronounced, replied that he hoped he would be permitted to remain in jathereupon delivered him into the hands of the jailor, with instructions to convey him to the State's prison as early as convenient. In another case, charging Foster with the robbery of $1,000 from the Confederate States, the Attorney for the Commonwealth entered a nolle prosequi, the confession of the robbery having been obta
Pardon refused. --Gov. Smith has refused to pardon Robt. E. Foster, convicted at this term of the Hustings Court of stealing $10,000 from the Confederate Treasury, and sent to the penitentiary for two years,