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Mayor's Court, Saturday. --The cases before his Honor, on Saturday, were more numerous than important in character. Tobias Pearsall, of the Star Saloon, was summoned up for keeping his house open after 10 o'clock on sundry occasions, when the ordinance demanded it should be shut. The case was laid over for another hearing. James McDonald was fined for a similar violation of the ordinance. Case of Anthony, slave of Spotts & Harvey, for threatening to assault James Edwards, was continued till Tuesday. Earnest Noke was committed to jail as a suspicious person. Ira Richardson, suspicious in looks and hailing from Washington, D. C., here without ostensible business, was sent to jail.--So was Byron W. Bernard, alias Camp, a kind of Confidence Jeremy Diddler, whose case has heretofore been mentioned. Virginia Lee, free negro, was committed on failing to give security for her good behavior. She had been disturbing the peace of the neighborhood in which she lived. John Curren was
captured by Gen. Lyon at Camp Jackson. Measures will be taken to effect the legal confiscation of the boat. About 5,000 pounds of lead en route for the South were also seized yesterday at Ironton, on the Iron Mountain Railroad, by order of General Lyon. Some resistance was offered by a party of citizens, and several shots were fired on both sides, but nobody was hurt. John Dean and his fellow prisoners were released from the arsenal on parole yesterday. The habeas corpus case of Capt. McDonald was resumed to-day before Judge Treat, United States District Court. The case was ably argued by District Attorney Jones for the respondent, and Davis and Whittlesey for petitioners. The ground that the United States Attorney took was, that the petition set forth that the petitioner had been arrested by military authority without legal process. He cited precedents that the court had no jurisdiction in the matter, as the military authority in time of war or of rebellion had the pow