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tion, it being believed that his name is not John Myers, and that he is a deserter from the army. Hustings Court--Hen. Wm. H Lyons, Judge--Monday, Oct. 27th, 1862.--The Court was occupied the entire session of to-day in trying the case of James Slater, charged with shooting Wm. Clarke, in March last, with a pistol, inflicting a mortal wound, of which the said Clarke died. Judge W. W. Crump appeared for the prisoner, and Littleton Tazewell, Esq., for the Commonwealth. About 7 o'clock P the argument of counsel, pre et con, was concluded and the case being submitted to the jury, who immediately retired, and in about an hour thereafter they returned into Court with the following verdict: "We, the Jury, find the prisoner, James Slater, guilty of murder in the second degree, and do fix his term of confinement in the Penitentiary at ten years." The same magistrates also examined William S. Conley for feloniously cutting Mary J. McMinn on the arm, on 2d street, and Thomas