previous next

Mayor's Court.

--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.

Delaware, 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.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Sort places alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a place to search for it in this document.
Delaware (Delaware, United States) (1)
hide People (automatically extracted)
Sort people alphabetically, as they appear on the page, by frequency
Click on a person to search for him/her in this document.
John Pearo (2)
J. M. Wortheimer (1)
Margaret Whaley (1)
Joseph Sterns (1)
Jack Smith (1)
Charles Riddle (1)
Mary Nelson (1)
Christmas (1)
hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: