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Hastings Court. --This Court commenced its October term yesterday in the City Hall Present: Recorder James K. Caskie, and Aldermen Sanway, Bray, Jones, and Gary. Mrs. Ann Wright was fined ten dollars and costs of prosecution for permitting her slave to go at large and hire herself out, contrary to law. The Court, acting under authority of an act passed by the General Assembly on the 2d inst., increased the jailor's fees of this city to two dollars and fifty cents per diem. Augustus Simone, arraigned for shooting, a few nights since, Ella Johnson, was examined and sent on to Judge Lyon's Court.--The accused was then remanded to jail. Two negroes, named John and Lemnel, slaves of Samuel Ayres and Watkins Warren, charged with stealing a quantity of ardent spirits, silver ware, window curtains, soap, and candles, from the dwelling house of Seth B. French, were arraigned, found not guilty, and discharged. Robert Page, a free negro, charged with stabbing Sylves