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The Daily Dispatch: October 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], An
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Magor's Court. --The following cases occupied the Mayor's attention at his matinee on Saturday: Henry Goode, a lad, was fined $5 for engaging in one of those popular combats known as "rock battles." William Conners, registered on the book as "the worst boy in town," was committed to jail for attempting to steal a roll of cassimere, valued at $32, from J. B. Fergusson, Brothers & Co. William J. Summerville appeared to answer a charge of disturbing the peace of the city on Friday night by firing a pistol in the street, and his antecedents being somewhat peculiar, the Mayor required $200 security for his fature good behavior, and $200 more to secure his presence at the Hustings Court. Mary J. Hampton, a white woman, was committed to jail for vagrancy. Susan Harris, free woman of color, without a register, received the usual flagellation for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Randolph, slave of Thos. J. West, arrested for going at large, was committed.