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.
, 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 James Jennings
, charged with larceny; Thomas H. Wilkinson
and William Pitts
, charged with horse stealing, and Michael Galvin
, charged with burglariously entering the dwelling of Mr. Bouis
in the night time, are to be tried.
Jurors and witnesses may save themselves some trouble by attending promptly at 10 o'clock.