presiding.--The meagerness of the docket yesterday morning astonished even the magistrate himself; yet it was to that worthy gentlemen a pleasing reflection that during the previous night no deed of dreadful note had disturbed the peace of fair Richmond
's inhabitants, and that the laws enacted for the control of the ‘"drunks, vags, and disorderly,"’ had not, to any extent, been violated, so far as the police record set forth.
, who was arrested on Thursday, charged with the murder of Michael Jones
, a Texan soldier, was brought up from the station-house, but the witnesses being absent, the case was continued until the 10th instant, and the prisoner committed to jail.
, charged with receiving $170 in money, alleged to have been stolen from Elizabeth Demelman
, was again arraigned, but at the request of the prisoner's counsel, the investigation was adjourned over to this morning, to give him an opportunity to procure testimony.
Esau, a slave, the property of Martha Allen
, was taken into custody on suspicion of being a runaway, and punished in the usual way. Esau is one of those free and easy darkeys who manage to ring in for a daily these of pottage without rendering a due equivalent in the shape of manual labor.
, for selling liquor without a license, was fined $5.
A fine of $1 was imposed upon Mr. Paul Bargamin
, in consequence of the delinquency of his servant, who drove a vehicle across the sidewalk of 4th street.