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r half considerately forgiving the slight indiscretion, and refusing to appear.--William, slave of W. M. Dade, arrested as a runaway, and for trespassing on E. Bossieux, was whipped and let off — George Lord, (from Solitude,) a suspicious character, arrested for having a stone in his handkerchief and a brick in his hat, was sent down, having no friend present willing to go bail that he would not infringe moral or statute law during the pendency of the bond.--Bernard Meyer was arraigned on the complaint of Henry Sterns, for feloniously obtaining by false pretenses, $900 worth of ready-made clothing with intent to defraud, &c. A good deal of testimony as to cuteness, double-dealing, chicane, making twice two eight, &c., was given in, mostly by members of the Hebrew persuasion. The Mayor was unable to determine, on the facts presented, who was to blame legally, so he continued the case till next Tuesday, at 9 o'clock--Isaac Jacobs entering $500 bail for the appearance of the defendant.
bert Crouch, at the Exchange Bank; and to a check for $46.13, payable to Wm. P. Watkins, all of which offences were established against him by the evidence adduced. The same party awaits examination on other charges of a similar nature, viz: forging P. T. Moore & Co.'s name to three checks, one for $21.15, payable to Edmond G. Steane, passed to George Deufel; one for $34.17, payable to Wm. L. Seddon, passed to Jno. F. Kohler, and one for $16.75, payable to Edward E. Wilson, passed to Isaac Jacobs. There were four other forged checks in the officer's hands, which the prisoner is charged with having uttered, and some dozen more may, be brought to light to-day, when the examination will be resumed. It is proper to say, that some of the checks passed by James E. Carter, are undoubtedly written by the same hand as those produced in Court yesterday. The father of the accused, an estimable and worthy citizen, is much distressed at the revelations above noted. As the examination w
ge Harvey, a free negro, found in possession of a loaded pistol was ordered 15 lashes. John Patterson, alias Wharton, found by officer Morris drunk, and acting disorderly on the corner of 9th and Main streets, was required to answer that charge; also, the further one of offering the officer a dollar to let him go. The Mayor was inclined to the opinion, from the amount offered as a bribe, that the defendant was joking. For the drunkenness a fine of $1 was imposed. A case against Isaac Jacobs, for unlawfully obtaining, by false pretences, $225 from Lewis Gitter, was dismissed. The Mayor said there might be grounds for a civil action, but no criminal charge could be maintained. Thomas McDonald, charged with feloniously stealing a horse from Joseph Davis, was acquitted, but committed for want of surety for his good behavior. Jos. Disney, Lawrence McDonald, Peter Disney, Pat Jacobs, Jas Brown, Jas. Travis, and Jas Shannon, for engaging in a general row and fighting in
t denied having any liquor, and after the barrel was found, told various stories, and stated positively that he had had the barrel itself for twelve months. Frederick Detrick testified that he saw McKinley be gaining for the whiskey with one John McCabe, and afterwards saw McCabe deliver it to McKinley. Pat Jacobs corroborated this statement. The case was sent on. John McCabe, charged with selling the barrel of whiskey knowing it to be stolen, was also sent on for examination. Isaac Jacobs was charged with receiving one pair of blankets valued at $15, the property of Morris Johnson, from whom stolen, who stated that on Tuesday last he found blankets in the prisoner's store, and upon returning with two other members of his corps, the City Battalion they also identified blankets which belonged to them and like his, had been stolen from quarters. Upon returning afterwards with an officer the blankets were gone. The witness of the prisoner testified that he had bought the bl
Candidates for the chain gang. --The city jail has become so full of desperate villains that the Mayor has determined in future to waste no more soft sawder in trying to induce a moral feeling amongst the impracticable confused tiers During Saturday, six shooters, imprisoned for ignorantly breaking down a door to make an arrest, were set upon by the desperadoes above mentioned, and beside being brutally beaten, were robbed of all their valuables. Prior to this, Isaac Jacobs, a merchant, confined there on suspicion of having stolen blankets in his possession, was set upon by these same scamps and badly beaten, besides being relieved of his watch and $560 in money. These circumstances being reported to the Sayer yesterday, he ordered the ringleaders in the affair to be brought before him for identification. This being done, they were severally ordered to work a members of the chain gang, with a ball attached to their legs, under guard, for eight hours each day, for certain speci
arrant charged that the parties above named being on the 23d of December prisoners, lawfully confined in said jail, they did feloniously make an assault on one Isaac Jacobs, there confined, and by putting him in bodily fear did steal from his person five hundred and sixty-seven dollars in Confederate States Treasury notes, a slivene gold chain of the value of one hundred dollars; one finger ring of the value of five dollars, and two handkerchiefs of the value of two dollars. The robbery of Jacobs was effected by the garroting process, and was alluded to at the time of its occurrence by the daily papers. It was only part of a system adopted by the numerous exchequers. Several of the parties after the robbery were brought before the Mayor and ordered into the chain gang. All of the parties concerned in robbing Jacobs were sent on for trial before Judge Lyons. A similar case, where the same parties were charged with robbing Linman Farrell, also a prisoner in the jail, resulted
Hustings Court. --George Hoppell was tried before Judge Lyons in the Hustings Court yesterday on the charge of being engaged in garroting and robbing Isaac Jacobs in the city jail. Sundry other parties engaged in the same transaction had already been sent to the Penitentiary, and Hoppell himself had been sent up for garroting Lieneman Farrell, a soldier in the jail. The jury, after hearing the evidence of Jacobs and others, returned a verdict of guilty and accessed his term of confinemenJacobs and others, returned a verdict of guilty and accessed his term of confinement at three years in the Penitentiary. Sentence was immediately pronounced on the accused. John H. Brown was next tried for breaking into a room occupied by John H. Scribner and stealing $180 worth of clothing. The robbery was accomplished with the aid of Geo. Hoppeli, who, after being put in the jail, engaged in several enterprises which insured him a several years' adjourn in the Penitentiary. Though jointly indicted with Brown, the prosecution against Hoppell for the abduction of Scrib
were ordered to be licked therefore. John C Chase a young and stout white fellow, was brought up, charged with mistaking Thomas Barham's nag for his own, and using it accordingly. He was sent on to the Hustings Court. Anna, slave of Isaac Jacobs, was arraigned for stealing $3,000 in gold and silver from her master, and Henry, slave of Reuben M. West, was charged with receiving $80 of the stolen funds from Anna, knowing the same to have been stolen from Jacobs. The evidence left no doJacobs. The evidence left no doubt but that the respective charges were correct, and the defendants were committed for trial before the Hustings Court. Pot Sweeny, falling to give $150 security to let Mary Collins alone, was sent to jail. Mary alleged that Pot had beaten her without provocation. Wm. Padgett, a young white fellow, was arraigned for creating a disturbance, at the house of Elizabeth Hubbard, on Cary street — It appeared that he had knocked down a man named Tyson at Hubbard's, because the latter told o
Mayor's Court. --Yesterday John Murphy was examined for having, on the 2th of April last, shot Martin Callahan in the month with a pistol ball, near the Old Market. The wounded man appeared in Court. The Mayer remanded Murphy to the Hustings Court and allowed him to give $500 call for his appearance. Sally, slave of J. M Mecon, was examined for receiving $100 in gold, part of $3,000 stolen from Isaac Jacobs by his servant, knowing the same to have been stolen. She was remanded for trial before the Hustings Court. The case of Wm Train and P M Reynolds, for fighting in the street and disturbing the public peace, was called Reynolds only answering to his name. He was required to give security to answer an indictment for misdemeanor. A number of persons were fined for keeping their restaurants open on Sunday, in violation of law, and for selling liquor without a tavern licence.
y 10. --Joseph Patrick Mulligan, charged with assaulting and beating Robert H. Shumate and offering violent resistance to officer Morris, who tried to prevent him, was called up, and, after an examination, he was required to give $500 security to keep the peace and be of good behavior for one year, and the same amount to appear before the grand jury of the Hustings Court and answer an indictment for misdemeanor. Sam, clave of Julius Nash, charged with stealing $3,000 in gold from Isaac Jacobs, was acquitted, no witnesses appearing against him. John Kelley, charged with stealing a jacket, worth $20; from Philtre Hynes, was acquitted. A case against the same individual, for stealing a gold watch, worth $100, from Joh Whitehurst, was heard and continued. Nicholas Carroll, Mary Stephens, and Wm. T. Goode & Co., were fined for keeping their houses open on Sunday, and selling liquor without a license. A number of cases against other parties for the same offence were cont
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