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Hustings Court. --The Grand Jury sworn at this term returned presentments yesterday against fifteen individuals for felony. Their names are as follows: Wm. Hardymar, Jno. Doyle, George Turner. Aug. Synco, Allen Nunnally, Jacob Elzenhower, Thomas W. Farquhar, Don Juan Williamson, Sarah S. Sunderland, Wm. Riley, Thomas H. Wilkinson, Wm. Pitts, Michael Galvin, James Jennings, and Richard N. Bluns, and were then adjourned over till next Wednesday week. James Clarke, indicted for felony, was then set to the bar, Mr. Danner appearing as his counsel. Upon a full hearing of the arguments of the attorneys, as well for the Commonwealth as the prisoner, and also the evidence of the witnesses, the jury were unal le to agree, and were placed in charge to be kept together. The cases of John Doyle, William Riley, and Richard N. Binns were set for trial to-day.
Hustings Court. --Judge Lyons presiding — There were but three criminal trials in this Court yesterday, two of which resulted in acquittal, and one in conviction. We append them: Richard N. Bluns, indicted for stealing a horse from Littleberry A. Adams, of Charles City, was arraigned, and plead not guilty.--After hearing the evidence and remarks of counsel, the jury retired for a short time, and on their return brought in a verdict of not guilty. John Doyle, indicted on the charge of garroting a negro owned by John C. Hugher, was put upon his trial, plead not guilty, and acquitted by the jury. Henry C. Clarke, indicted for stealing a gold watch and chain from Frederick W. Hollius, on being arraigned, plead not guilty. The evidence showed that Clarke had possessed the watch and sold it, and as he could not show that he came by it in a legitimate manner, the jury found him guilty, and ascertained his term of imprisonment in the penitentiary at one year. To-day
Stabbing case at Castle Thunder. About 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon an affray occurred among three of the prisoners at Castle Thunder, named John Doyle, J. W. Fletcher and — Burns, during which Doyle was severely cut in several places about his body with a knife in the hands of Fletcher. Fletcher, who, it is said, is an o named John Doyle, J. W. Fletcher and — Burns, during which Doyle was severely cut in several places about his body with a knife in the hands of Fletcher. Fletcher, who, it is said, is an old man, and very much weakened by long confinement, committed the act in self-defence, as both Doyle and Burns were beating him at the time. named John Doyle, J. W. Fletcher and — Burns, during which Doyle was severely cut in several places about his body with a knife in the hands of Fletcher. Fletcher, who, it is said, is an old man, and very much weakened by long confinement, committed the act in self-defence, as both Doyle and Burns were beating him at the t
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