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Mayor's Court yesterday.

--W. M. Green, Jno. Colland, and Michael Nowland, charged with stealing a silver watch, valued at $30, from David J. Holladay, were discharged for the want of evidence of their guilt, the man claiming the watch not having appeared.

Matthew Burke was committed to jail on the charge of assaulting a Mrs. Green.

William Aikin and Stephen Manning were arraigned on the charge of beating Ann Peppercorn. Mr. J. G. Deyle testified that the accused had ‘"aggravated his feelings"’ by the ungallant conduct in question, and threatened to shoot him because he spoke to them. The Court sent them to jail.

Frank Kelly, charged with stealing a pocket-book, containing $15, from Robert J. Mitchell, next came up. The witness testified that Frank had taken advantage of the somnolence of Mitchell, who was sitting asleep near a window on the lower floor of the Columbian Hotel, and extracted the pocket-book while his victim was in that unprotected situation. The officer had quite a chase before he caught the offender, but finally succeeded in overhauling him. Frank protested that it was his companion who perpetrated the crime, and that he had merely picked up something the former had thrown down in the street. His Honor committed Kelly to jail, to be disposed of hereafter in another tribunal.

Edgar A. Montrose was sent on for further trial on the charge of being engaged in the late riot on 17th street. He was also required to give $300 for his good behavior, which, of course, he didn't do.

Robert Lovelace was brought up on the charge of being drunk and lying on a sidewalk. The witness in the case testified that Lovelace, an Alexandrian, had earnestly declared his intention to leave this ‘"cursed hole,"’ where, he said, a man couldn't get drunk and lie on the sidewalk without having his clothes stolen off his back. He was sent to jail in default of giving surety for his good behavior.

Matthew Bisbie, a free negro, out of his proper county, was ordered back to New Kent.

Conrad Fearing, arrested as a suspicious character, and for interfering with persons in the street, was committed to jail.

Tom, a slave, was ordered 30 lashes for being drunk and trespassing on Mary W. Muse.

Jim and George, slaves, were committed to jail on the charge of fighting. It seems that knives were used, and an offence committed punishable by a higher court.

George Sharp was arraigned for shooting a negro man, name and owner unknown. He was required to give, and furnished, surety in $200 to appear on the 18th before his Honor to further answer the charge.

Jefferson, a slave, was ordered 20 lashes for stealing three bags from some one. Jeff. said he slept at a certain house last Sunday night, and when he awoke and started away he attempted to pick up his clothes, but accidentally got hold of the bags. His Honor ordered him to be corrected for making such a mistake.

Mrs. Mary Hollins came forward, and magnanimously dismissed the prosecution which on Saturday she instituted against Bridget Holland for striking her with a flat iron. His Honor told the twain to go in peace, and disturb him no more with their complaints; but it was with great difficulty that the officers could get rid of the ladies, who insisted on making a statement of their grievances to the court--one of them keeping up a constant fire of words until she got out of the room.

James Bowen, Michael Sullivan and Michael Finney, who were engaged in a late riot, were remanded to prison to await an indictment in the Hustings Court, on the 2d Monday in November next.

Henry, a slave, was ordered 20 lashes for having been found with a ham of bacon, whose possession he could not satisfactorily account for.

D. Euker & Co. were fined $20 for creating a nuisance on Pink alley.

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