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ten days, was yesterday brought to a close. The attendance of spectators was even larger than that of any previous day, and each one seemed to have his own views of the verdict which would be rendered by the jury. Mrs. Forde and a female relative appeared in the Court-room at an early hour, and continued by the side of the prisoner till the close of the afternoon session, at which time the case was given to the jury, when the ladies retired to their home, and did not again return. Gen. Geo. W. Randolph took the floor about ten o'clock, and continued to speak in defence of the prisoner till a few minutes to one o'clock, at the conclusion of which he was followed for the prosecution by Littleton Tazewell, Esq., in a speech of three hours and forty minutes length. There seems to be but one opinion of the effort which was made by Mr. Tazewell, and that was that he made one of the most powerful arguments ever made for the prosecution before any tribunal in this city. At the conclusion
Examination of Mrs. Patterson Allan. --The examination of Mrs. Caroline Allan, which was commenced about the 1st of December 1863, and after several days' continuance adjourned over till the present time, was again resumed before Commissioner Wm. F. Watson yesterday morning. At a few minutes past eleven o'clock the accused lady was conducted in the court room, leaning upon the arm of her husband, and soon thereafter the counsel for the defence, Gen. Geo. W. Randolph and Hon. James Lyons; Patrick H. Aylett, Esq., C. S. Attorney, and C. S. Commissioner Wm. F. Watson, made their appearance. Mrs. Allan was attired pretty much in the same manner as she was at the close of the previous examination, and remained during the progress of the trial with her veil closely drawn over her countenance. The attendance was not so numerous as heretofore, and with few exceptions only embraced those immediately connected with the case. After some little delay the Commissioner announced his readi
Visitors to the University. The following gentlemen have been appointed by Gov. Smith, visitors to the University of Virginia, for the ensuing year, viz: John Letcher, John M. Daniel, John Brannon, Geo. W. Randolph, Wm. C. Rives, Thos L. Preston, Thos. S. Flournoy, Alex. R. Boteler, and James W. Sheffey.
Funeral of Gen. Stuart. --The funeral of Major General J. R. B. Stuart, who died on Thursday night, from a wound received in the cavalry battle at Yellow Tavern on Wednesday evening, took place from St. James Episcopal Church last evening, at 5 o'clock. The funeral services were read by the paster of the Church, the Rev. Joshua Peterkin.--Generals Bragg, Winder, McCowan, Chilton, and Northrop, Mr. Geo. W. Randolph, Com. Forrest, and Capt. Lee, of the C. S. Navy, acted as pall bearers. The President, the principal civil officers of the Government, the members of both Houses of Congress, and a large number of citizens attended and followed the body to Hollywood Cemetery, the final resting place of this distinguished young officer.
Application for a discharge from military service. --Through his counsel, Hon. James Lyons and Gen. Geo. W. Randolph, R. D'Orsey Ogden, manager of the Richmond Theatre, made an application under a writ of habeas corpus before Judge Halyburton yesterday for a discharge from military service.--The ground upon which he claims exemption is that of being a British subject. It was ordered by the Judge that the writ be issued, returnable on Thursday.
City Council. --A special meeting of the Council took place at five o'clock yesterday afternoon. In the absence of Mr. Saunders, the President, Gen. George W. Randolph was called to the chair. Mr. Hill, from the Committee on the Police, to whom had been referred the petition from citizens of Richmond asking that Jas. B. Pleasant, former Captain of the Night Watch, he reinstated, or else that the matter be referred back to the people, presented a report adverse to the prayer of the p their deliberations, they suggested that the report should be published in all the city papers. The report was then adopted by the following vote: Ayes--Messrs. Clopton, Denoon, Stokes, Griffin, Richardson, Scott, Glazebrook, Hill and Randolph--9. Noes--Messrs. Crutchfield, Epps and Walker--3. Subsequent to the adoption of the report, Mr. Hill asked permission of the Council to reply to certain remarks which had been made by Mr. Walker, at the last regular meeting, in connec
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