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Fines. --The Mayor yesterday imposed a fine of one dollar on Jacob Rice, for permitting his slave Milly to deposit ashen in a public alley. The following parties were fined for keeping their bar-rooms open on Sunday last, or after ten o'clock at night, viz: John Hitchcock, $5; John Charles, $5; Jacob Poe, $5; James O'Neal, $10; Henry Gearing, $5. The charge against John Baxter for offending in the above particular was dismissed, and that against John Martin was continued. Mr. Baxter expressed himself to the effect that if everybody kept as orderly a place as he did, the city would be a "devilish sight better off," an announcement which drew from the Mayor the expression of a wish that Mr. B. would forbear to use such terms before him, as the "devil," so far as he was informed, took no part in the administration of law in the court of justice presided over by His Honor.
Police court --A number of small cases were disposed of yesterday by the Mayor, a summary of which we subjoin: Charles Harwelt, charged with stealing a lot of border paper, the property of J. R. Rommell, worth $12, was examined and acquitted.--Henry, slave of John Hitchcock, arrested for disorderly conduct in the street and having a sword in his possession, was ordered 39 lashes. --Ann Dogenberry, found in the city contrary to law, with a King William county register, was sent home.--Ro. Christian, a Williamsburg free negro without a register, charged with stealing a pair of pantaloons from the Exchange Hotel, was ordered 25 lashes.--Henrietta, slave of M. Hill, charged with beating another darkey in the street, was ordered 15 lashes. --Eliza Jones, while, charged with walking in the street with Peter, slave of B. Hall, and associating with negroes, was admonished and discharged. Her companion was ordered 15 lashes,--William, slave of John P. Ballard, found without a pass and in
Proceedings in the Courts. Mayor's Court, Tuesday, Nov. 4. --Present: Joseph Mayo, Mayor.--Henry, slave of John Hitchcock, having been found by the watchmen Monday night with a quantity of brandy in his possession, for which he could not account, was whipped. The fluid was ordered to be confiscated, but to whose use the reporter did not learn. Richard, slave of Joseph Hierholzer, arrested as a runaway, exhibited to the Court a pass signed by Robert W. Oliver. Defendant committed till tomorrow morning, and Mr. Oliver ordered to be summoned to attend his examination. James McCabe, alias Johnson, arrested as an accomplice of Duff and Broderick, in the murder of Kelley and Downes, was acquitted, and committed to jail in default of $500 security for his good behavior. Johnson was drummer at the Newport Barracks, Ky., but left there in 1861, and joined our army. For several months past he had been doing nothing. John Rommell was fined for allowing a nuisance to e
James White, for forging, on the 13th of April, Mary A. Paris's name to a check; Frederick Gansler, for stealing 5 dozen calf skins on the 30th of October, 1862; Mary Johnson, for felony, (rioting and theft) John Jones, for ditto; John W Butler, for stabbing with intent to kill Albert H. Hardle, on the 16th day of April; Patrick Martin and James Organ, for garroting William H. Hardgrove and robbing him of a gold watch; Elias Vanderlip and Philip Colgow, for stealing a seine belonging to John Hitchcock; David Preston and Philip Reynolds, for breaking into the store of D. Epstin &Co., on the 17th of February, and robbing the same; Fendall Thomas and Charles Porter, for stealing a lot of writing paper from Adolphus Morris; John Murphy, for shooting Martin Callahan, with intent to kill, on the 27th of April; E. D. Kenney, for receiving, on the 20th of March, a watch stolen from Mary A. Herman; John McCabe, for stealing two barrels of whiskey from Jos. Brummel, on the 23d of December, 1863
Hustings Court, Saturday, May 30th, Judge Wm. H. Lyons presiding.--Philip Colgin was tried for stealing a seine from John Hitchcock, in conjunction with Elias Vanderlip. He was found guilty and sent to the penitentiary for two years and six months. James Ormsby was next tried for receiving several hundred dollars' worth of crockery ware, stolen from a house in which it had been left by the agent of Hall Neilson, dec'd. The jury several times asked instructions, seeming to be in doubt as to the verdict they should find. They finally returned a verdict of petty larceny against Ormsby, who was sentenced to jail for twelve months by Judge Lyons.
Escaped from the Penitentiary. --Two convicts in the State's prison, named Elias Vanderlip and John McCabe, escaped from that institution yesterday about one o'clock.--Vanderlip was convicted by the Hustings Court of this city of stealing a fishing seine, worth $500, from John Hitchcock, and sentenced for a term of four years. McCabe was sentenced for three years by the same Court, for stealing a barrel of whiskey from Joseph Brummell. The particulars of their escape we were unable to obtain.