During the month of October last, a travelling pickpocket, calling himself William Slaven, paid a professional visit to this city to attend the U.S. Agricultural Fair, and shortly after was arrested at the Richmond and Danville Railroad Depot, for relieving Mr. Henry Badget of his wallet, containing about $750 in paper and money. At the November term of the Hustings Court, Slaven was examined on the charged of grand larceny, and after a patient hearing, was remanded for final trial at the fall term of the Circuit Court.
Slaven, in company with four or five other prisoners, worked his way out of the jail, made good his escape, and had not been heard of until Saturday last, when information was received that the escaped bird had been captured in New York by Mr. J. Holbrook, and was held in custody, subject to the order of the Virginia authorities. We suppose Gov. Wise will send a requisition for the fugitive, and that he will be brought back to the Old Dominion to answer for past offences.--Richmond Dispatch.
Alexandria (Virginia) Gazette, July 12, 1859.