Defendant plead intoxication, but the Mayor said that was no excuse.
Joseph Bazzell, a free negro without the necessary documents to show the fact, was committed for want of a register.
James J Cox, the keeper of a boarding-house on 9th street, between Cary and Main, was arrested and brought before the Mayor, charged with keeping a house of ill fame.
Certain of his boarders, who gave the names of John H. Baldwin, George Johnson, William Farrer, James Anderson, Simon Lubick, Lewis Stanley, William Riley, Charles H. Edgecomb, and William H. Watkins, were also taken in custody and brought before the Mayor as persons of suspicious character, having no visible means of support.
Officer Morris, of the police force, deposed that he had occasion to watch the house of Cox; that he had seen the arrested parties go in and out at unusual hours of the night; that they never appeared to have any employment save walking between Cox's house and standing on the corner at "Solitude," a n