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Wm. Langford, Joe Childress, and Walter Beck, youths, the oldest of whom was not more than ten or eleven years of age, were charged with stealing from Dan Hunt a lot of window-glass. The testimony elicited in this case fully established the guilt of the accused; but the Mayor discharged them upon the ground of their extreme youth, recommending them to their parents for proper punishment for the offence which they had committed. His Honor remanded for examination before the Hustings Court a negro fellow named Wilson, the property of Joseph Angle, charged with conniving at the escape of a negro boy belonging to James Lyons, and also with being concerned in several robberies which have been recently committed upon his premises. A fine of $10 was imposed upon James Smith, an Irish huckster, charged with buying cabbage in the upper market to sell again, contrary to a city ordinance. Several negro boys were punished for disorderly conduct in the streets on Sunday last.
Judge Lyons's Court. --Yesterday the following business was transacted: Pursuant to adjournment, the Grand Jury again met, and, being charged by the Judge, withdrew out of Court, and after some time returned and presented "true bills" upon fourteen indictments for felony. The Court then took up the case of Ann Dobson, alias Leary, indicted for receiving clothing stolen from the C. S. Government, knowing the same to have been stolen. The accused, being set to the bar, was arraigned, and the evidence of witnesses and arguments of counsel having been heard, the case was submitted to the jury, which rendered a verdict of acquittal, and the accused was thereupon discharged.
The influence of Grogshops upon the Morals of the City. --In Judge Lyons's Court on yesterday the Grand Jury submitted a report that, in their investigation of the causes which lead to the crimes submitted to them for action, they have been irresistibly led to the conclusion that the vast increase of crime and demoralization in the city is mainly to be attributed to the numberless licensed and unlicensed houses with which Richmond is now infested; that such places, whether of a respectable sort or not, are a curse, and tend greatly to the injury of soldiers and others. They suggest that this report be submitted to the Governor and to the Mayor for such action as may be deemed expedient and proper to abate the evil.