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Mayor's Court. --A strong party of negro delinquents appeared at the Mayor's Court yesterday morning. Wm. Harris, a small boy, but a bad one, was awarded suitable punishment for stealing a shirt and a pair of pants. Joe, the property of Dr. Pollard, charged with attempting to break into Isaac Bachrach's house, was ordered down for 39, and committed to jail. This chap has been before the Mayor several times lately. Another Joe, slave of James Palmer, was committed as a runaway. Ryland Fortune, free negro, who sought to amend his fortunes by stealing coal from P. Rahm, had the misfortune to get caught.--Sentenced to 25, and a birth in the chain-gang. George, slave of Warner Taliaferro, for having in his possession a pistol, with a supply of powder and shot, and threatening to shoot a darkey three times as big as himself, received a touching admonition in the shape of 39 lashes.
Police Transactions. --Saturday night and yesterday proved a busy time for the officers, and developed a somewhat unhealthy condition of the moral atmosphere of Richmond. The watch house register shows the following arrests: Julia Crugan, for stealing articles of wearing apparel, valued at $25, from Joanna Sexton Richard R. Wren for drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Henry, slave of Warner Taliaferro, for fighting a rock battle. Francis M. Smith, a deserter and suspicious character. Robert Hughes, for disorderly conduct, and Solomon B. Terrell, for a similar offence. Richard, slave of Lieut. Peal, for having a pistol in his possession. --Daniel Keys, for theatening to whip Mary Sullivan. Patrick Mullin, for getting drunk, throwing rocks at a house, and engaging in a general fight. William, a runaway slave of Wm. C. Winston, closes the list. These parties will be called before the Mayor this morning.
The Daily Dispatch: October 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], Ineligibility of officers of the army for Congress. (search)
on B. Terrell, of the Fourth Texas, (second appearance;) and D. H. Hill, of the Fourth Texas Regiment, were also sent to jail for drunkenness and disorderly conduct.--Daniel Keys was up to answer a charge of assaulting Mary Sullivan; and after some evidence relative to a "bottle uv whiskey," which seems to have caused the difficulty, the Mayor continued the case for a further hearing.--John Burns and Patrick O'Brien, arrested for indulging in the pastime of a little set to in public, were discharged from custody.--James Cordell, charged with mebriety, was required to give security to keep the peace.--William, a negro dressed in soldier clothes, acknowledged that he was a runaway from W. C. Winston, and was sent to jail. Sentence of twenty-five lashes was added as a punishment for selling liquor, in the military camps.--Henry, slave of Warner Taliaferro, was awarded fifteen stripes to cure him of a propensity for throwing rocks.--Two or three more negroes were up for minor offences.
The Daily Dispatch: December 8, 1862., [Electronic resource], Matters in Gloucester — Raid on the oyster craft. (search)
boat Chicora ran up York river and captured five oyster craft, and on Tuesday the Seth Lew chased four boats into Caffey's Creek, and captured them. She then went up to West Point and broke up the oystering establishment of Mr. Blessingham, who, they alleged, had "taken the oath," and violated it by trading with the rebels. The Chicora, which is commanded by Captain Parker, a native of Westmoreland county, Va., went up North river, into Mathews county, and a dingbeing made at Mr. Warner Taliaferro's, that gentleman's carriage was stolen and carried aboard She then went up East river, where a negro with his wife, came on board and asked to be taken away. To the inquiries of Capt. P. whether he had a good master and mistress, affirmative replies were given, and the negro was then advised "if he knew what was good for him," to go back home. The servant replied that he had gone too far, and was afraid to return, and was carried off, Capt. Parker telling the slave that his orders