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Richmond Circuit Court. --The trial of Robert Reid for a felonious assault upon Mr. Harvey, which was to have taken place yesterday, was postponed until the 30th inst., and rules were awarded against witnesses. The trial of Melton is set down for Wednesday next. A nolle prosequi was entered in the case of the Commonwealth vs. O'Keiff and Grace. Seven persons were admitted to the rights of citizenship yesterday. We understand that Judge Meredith will not try the criminal cases that have been sent on since the establishment of Judge Lyons' Court.
Let off. --Henry, slave of Peter Garron, was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday for stealing a chicken and an empty lager beer cask from Robert Reid. He was acquitted, and left rejoicing.
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$50 Reward. --Some person or persons has for several weeks intercepted the drivers employed by the agent of the York River Railroad, and represented themselves as R. Reid, of the Verandah Hotel, and took the choice Oysters sent to me. I warn the parties not to do so any more, or else they will, perhaps, find them Clams. Robert Reid, Agent, Verandah Hotel and Restaurant. ja 29--1t* $50 Reward. --Some person or persons has for several weeks intercepted the drivers employed by the agent of the York River Railroad, and represented themselves as R. Reid, of the Verandah Hotel, and took the choice Oysters sent to me. I warn the parties not to do so any more, or else they will, perhaps, find them Clams. Robert Reid, Agent, Verandah Hotel and Restaurant. ja 29--1t*
Nuisances. --The following persons were summoned before the Head of Police yesterday, and fined for permitting nuisances to exist on premises owned or controlled by them, viz: E. D. Eacho, $5; Ro. Reid, $5; John Disney, $5; John Hennersay, $5; Ellen Callaher, $5; Henry Hockleman, $5, and Mrs. E. Totty, $5. Several cases of similar infractions of the health ordinance were continued. The police have for some weeks past been exerting themselves assiduously to make the people pay due regard to the sanitary rules and regulations.
Runaway and Smash up. --As Mr. Robert Reid and two soldiers were coming down Governor street yesterday, in a one horse carriage, the animal became frightened, and dashed off at full speed. At the corner of Governor and Franklin streets one wheel of the vehicle broke down, putting an effectual stop to the further proceeding of the horse. None of the men were injured.
e. He will, doubtless, be sentenced to confinement during the war, that being the sentence pronounced for a similar cheat last week. At Castle Thunder, N. B. Dickinson, Geo. Needham, John Ruley, Louis Budeauk, Jno. Booth, David Preston, Jas. Millan, Jno. Kelly, and Pat Phelan, were received, charged with attempting to escape to the enemy. The parties were arrested below the city with arms. They claimed that they were out on a "scout" by permission of Gen. Winder. Jas. Sexton, Pat Camick, and five soldiers, escaped from Castle Thunder yesterday morning, about 3 o'clock. In making their escape they seized, disarmed and carried off the sentinel, leaving his musket leaning against the fence. At the lower City Station House the following committals were made yesterday: Miss Laura Eacho, living on 18th street, arrested by officer Adams, charged with stealing $66 from J. E. Brooks. Jno. Cromley and Lewis Hasom, by officer Pleasants, charged with stealing $72 from Ro. Reid.
rought before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of stealing $72 from Robert Reid on Saturday last. Reid testified that having occasion to leave the house foReid testified that having occasion to leave the house for a short time, he put his wife in charge, leaving in his money drawer between $70 and $80. The prisoners were present just before he left the room. Mrs. Reid, durinMrs. Reid, during the absence of her husband, feat the room an instant and when she returned saw Harwin passing from behind the bar. When Reid returned his money was gone. The prisReid returned his money was gone. The prisoners were arrested on Sunday, and on Harwin's person was found two or more treasury notes, which Reid identified as his. Cromley had no money recognized by Reid, andReid identified as his. Cromley had no money recognized by Reid, and as he was not seen about the house at the time of the robbery he was discharged. Harwin stated that he had just drawn $55 from an army paymaster, and could prove itReid, and as he was not seen about the house at the time of the robbery he was discharged. Harwin stated that he had just drawn $55 from an army paymaster, and could prove it. He was sent on to the Hustings Court for further examination, and committed till that time, when he will have an opportunity to prove his innocence.
William Elliott, and John Postower, charged with burglariously entering the house of Mary Stevens, on the night of the 3rd of June, and stealing $1,000 in money and three watches, were examined and remanded for final trial before the Judge. In the Hustings Court yesterday the following cases were disposed of: Wm Fitzpatrick, garroting Philip L Gregory, on the 30th of May, of a watch and $67 in money. Sent on to Judge Lyons's Court. Lewis Harcum, stealing $72 in money from Robert Reid, on the 29th of June. Sent on for trial. James Welsh, stealing a horse, valued at $200, from Chas P Word, on the 14th of June Sent on. James Miller, stealing a horse, valued at $500, from the Confederate States, on the 6th of June. Sent on. Ansuron Jackson, free negro, stealing $300 from James Stanley. Acquitted. Peter Burress and Jas McDonald, stealing $800 and a gold watch from Wm Riley. Discharge. Wm H Rose, free negro, stealing $1,500 from Samuel T Reamy. Found
ds, at the American Hotel, plead guilty, and his punishment was assessed at one year in the Penitentiary. The jury recommended the prisoner to the mercy of the Governor. Patrick O'Brien, for stealing a silver watch and pair of shoes from Henry Tern, was put upon trial, and after examination of witnesses and argument of counsel, was submitted to the jury, who, after a few moments' absence returned with a verdict of guilty, and O'Brien was sent to the city Jail for twelve months. Susan Smith, a white woman, was sent to the penitentiary for one year, on the chage of stealing from Fleming Gentry a lot of clothing and jewelry of the value of $300. Lewis Harcum's case was next examined into, and after argument from counsel, was submitted to the jury, who failing to agree were discharged, and the prisoner remanded to jail. Harcum stands charged with stealing $80 in Confederate States notes from Robert Reid. The Court adjourned to meet again this morning at 10 o'clock.
Hustings Court. --Judge Lyons presiding — This Court met yesterday at the usual hour, and proceeded to the trial of the following prisoners, indicted for grand larceny: John Dowey, for garroting James T. Overby and robbing him of $30 in money, was tried, found guilty by the jury, and his punishment fixed at six years in the penitentiary. Lewis Harcum, charged with stealing $85 in money from Robert Reid, of the Verandah Hotel, was found guilty by the jury, and his term of punishment in the penitentiary ascertained at one year. The Court then adjourned till this morning, when the trial of Scott will be proceeded with.
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