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Horse stealing. --James H. Miller was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of having in his possession a valuable horse, supposed to have been stolen. Lieut. Carter, by whom the accused was arrested, testified that Miller was riding a fine iron-gray horse, and attempted to get away from him at the time oMiller was riding a fine iron-gray horse, and attempted to get away from him at the time of his capture. Miller says the horse belongs to Capt. Wyatt, of the Albemarle battery, and that he came by him in a legal manner. The horse was branded "C. S.," and within a few days past another "C." had been placed above the "C. S.," to make it appear that the animal had been condemned by the agents of the Government. As the Miller says the horse belongs to Capt. Wyatt, of the Albemarle battery, and that he came by him in a legal manner. The horse was branded "C. S.," and within a few days past another "C." had been placed above the "C. S.," to make it appear that the animal had been condemned by the agents of the Government. As the horse is said to be worth $1,500 at this time, it is not likely that the last "C" has been properly applied. To enable the prisoner to show his innocence, the investigation was adjourned until this morning, at 9 o'clock, when the witnesses should be present.
Horse stealing. --James H. Miller, a resident of this city, was before the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of having in his possession a horse believed to have been stolen from the army. The evidence elicited showed that Miller had been Miller had been serving as temporary substitute in the Albemarle Artillery; that the horse belonged to that company; that a young man named Spicer, who had deserted from that company, had taken off a sorrel horse; that Miller and Spicer came to the city together; thMiller and Spicer came to the city together; that the horse found in Miller's possession had had the letter "C" branded on him since he left camp, to make it appear that he had been condemned; and that Spicer had claimed the horse as his, and had said he did not intend to return to camp. To get Miller's possession had had the letter "C" branded on him since he left camp, to make it appear that he had been condemned; and that Spicer had claimed the horse as his, and had said he did not intend to return to camp. To get other witnesses from the army, the investigation was adjourned until the 18th instant, and the prisoner remanded.
The Daily Dispatch: October 29, 1864., [Electronic resource], Another Statement of the battle of Strasburg. (search)
Henrico Circuit Court, yesterday. --The case of the Commonwealth against Michaels and Schwalmeyer, indicted for felony, was adjourned until the next term of the court, and they were recognized for their appearance at that time. The trial of James Clark and James H. Miller, who were indicted for stealing a horse, was postponed until Wednesday next, the 2d of October. Elizabeth Bowers, who stands indicted for the murder of Ignatius H. Allen on the 28th of June last, was then set to the bar, and after the examination of witnesses, the jury, after retirement, returned a verdict of not guilty. Messrs. Ratcliffe and A. Judson Crane were assigned as counsel to the prisoner (she appearing in court unrepresented by any)--John B. Young representing the Commonwealth. The court then adjourned till to-day.