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s four times been taken into custody for exceeding the rules of professional decorum, by reeling to and fro like a drunken man in the thoroughfares of the Southern capital. The Mayor's patience having become exhausted by these repeated violations of moral and civil law, could no more extend the hand of clemency, and on yesterday the unfortunate Barnes was committed to jail for want of a friend to become his surety in the sum of $100. Three free negro women, named Eliza A. Smithers, Louisa Jenkins, and Mary Thomas, who, it seems, are in the habit of carrying dirk knives and cowhides about their persons, were up yesterday for threatening to "kill and beat" Rebecca Williams. If the charge is sustained, it will develop a most atrocious disposition on the part of the prisoners, inasmuch as even a Cannibal would be satisfied with beating first and killing afterwards. The case was continued until to-day. Edward Sullivan, a small boy, arrested for drunkenness, was discharged from
No Court. --In consequence of the election yesterday the Mayor held no court. There was but one prisoner in the cage yesterday--one Louisa Jenkins, a free negress, arrested about about 10½ o'clock on Tuesday night, for stealing $100 worth of wearing apparel from Capt. John Thompson. It is presumed that the accused will be brought to condign this morning, at the usual hour.
Mayor's Court. --Yesterday, Louisa Jenkins, free negress, was committed for trial for stealing $100 worth of clothing from Captain John Thompson.--Wm. Taylor, arraigned for threatening personal violence to Frances Peppercorn, was discharged.--Thaddeus Scott. was examined and sent on for examination before the Hustings Court, for stealing forty-four dollars and fifty cents from William H. Gentry.--William Reynolds was remanded for indictment for a violent assault on Benedict Simon.--Case of Wm. Irwin, white lad; for stealing $29 from some unknown person, was continued.--Sally, slave of S. S. Cottrell, was acquitted of using abusive language to Jules Benedict.--Mr. Wm. J. Irving was summoned up because of his son's having cut the bark of some of the trees on Capitol Square. The case was dismissed.
Hustings Court, April 15th --Present. Recorder Caskie, Senior Alderman Senxay, Jas Bray, Wm. W. Timberlake, and George N. , Aldermen. Thadeus Scott, free negro, was tried for stealing, on the 2d of April, a pocket book containing $40, belonging to Wm H. Gentry.--He was found guilty, and in accordance with the State law was ordered to be sold into absolute slavery. Louisa Jenkins, free negro, was tried for stealing, on the 1st day of April, from Camille Ridgeley, a valise containing divers articles of the value of $100. The court voted that the case bad not been made out, and discharged the accused. Solomon Green and Thomas Didamus, free negroes, were tried for stealing $64 in bank notes from Captain Edward O'Brien, at the Powhatan House, on the 1st day of April. --The court adjudged them guilty, and determined that, instead of being confined in the Penitentiary, they should be sold into absolute slavery by the City Sergeant. Bill Scott, a free negro, was orde