witnesses in the above case.
John T. Smith, who stands indicted of felony as one of the parties who waylaid and robbed Francis J. Gardner of sundry articles of personal property, including a Colt's revolver, was set to the bar to he tried for said offence, and plead not guilty.
The following jurymen were selected by lot to try, him, viz: John Hugan, A Harrington, Henry Miller, Joseph C. Courtney, William K. Watts, W. A. Phillips, L. T. Chandler, J. M. Higgins, J. W. Frayser, T. C. Burns, W. F. Nash, and C. A. Mayo.
The Court order reads: "The jury having heard the evidence, on their oaths, do say that the said John T. Smith is not guilty of the felony aforesaid as in pleading he hath alleged.
Whereupon, proclamation being made as the manner is, and nothing further appearing or being alleged against the said John T. Smith, it is considered by the Court that he be acquitted and discharged of the felony aforesaid, and go there of without day. "
The Court sits again to-day.
screws, frames, &c., on which they had an insurance of $25,000.
About $50,000 will probably cover the whole loss of property owned by Mrs. Fuqus, Mrs. Allen, William Gray and others, on which we have heard of no insurance.
On account of the low state of water in the river, and the limited supply which could be pumped into the Manchester reservoir, no assistance could be rendered by the fire engines.
The Richmond fire companies, as soon as the alarm was given, buried to the foot of Mayo's bridge, where they awaited the return of Chief-Engineer Barnes, who went over to ascertain to what extent the department there could be assisted.
In a short time Mr. Barnes came back and ordered company B.
and the Hook and Ladder company to hasten to the scene, but the stream which the reservoir afforded was so feeble that it soon became manifest that the fire was not to be extinguished with water.
This fire, which was without doubt the work of an incendiary, lit up the whole heavens