--J. M. Wortheimer
appeared before the Mayor
yesterday to answer the novel charge of ‘"passing on Joseph Sterns
a five dollar note on the Bank of Weston, which bank proved to be broken, and which Wortheimer refused to redeem."’ The Mayor
, failing to comprehend that any offence had been committed, dismissed the case at the cost of the complainant.
A disturbance took place on Tuesday night, at ‘"Five Points
,"’ in the Northern
suburbs of the city, in the course of which John Pearo, Sr.
, John Pearo, Jr.
, and Charles Riddle
, came very near frightening Mrs. Margaret Whaley
out of her wits by pointing a gun at her dog. The watchmen were called in to suppress the row, and on yesterday the three persons above named were arraigned before the Mayor
, who required each to give security in the sum of $150 to keep the peace.
Taylor Mills, free negro, while collecting the ingredients for his Christmas
egg-nogg, became indignant at the high prices of things generally, and thought he would do a cute thing to save his spondulicks; so he stole a lot of eggs from Jack Smith
, and slyly put them away for the holidays.
But the best laid schemes often fail.
The theft was discovered, and the thief arrested; and on yesterday the Mayor
decreed a sentence of 30 lashes, besides requiring security for his future good behavior.
, slave of Mary Nelson
, was remanded for trial on a charge of stealing a watch from a patriarchal darkey named Henry; and two or three negroes were punished for playing bandy in the streets, and other grave offences.