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The Murder of Clarke. --The Mayor yesterday investigated the charge against James Slater and Francis Sheridan, of Killing Wm. Clarke, but few interesting facts were elicited beyond those already given in this paper. The evidence against SlaterSlater was strengthened by the dying declarations of the deceased, though it will be for another tribunal to decide whether there was any previous malice leading to the commission of the deed of blood. Slater seems to be fully aware of the perils of his sSlater seems to be fully aware of the perils of his situation, and exhibited a depth of feeling in court which would not be likely to proceed from a heart thoroughly hardened. We did not perceive any strong testimony against Sheridan, but the Mayor determined to remand them both for examination beforert thoroughly hardened. We did not perceive any strong testimony against Sheridan, but the Mayor determined to remand them both for examination before the Hustings Court. Slater has recently been employed as a mechanic at the Tredegar Iron Works.