--The first case called was that of Lavinia Scott
, a free woman of color, charged with stealing a gold pencil, four underskirts, three linen handkerchiefs
, three collars, a parasol, and several other articles of female apparel, from Miss Mildred Bowden
deposed that these articles were stolen from her on Friday last; a silk bonnet was stolen at the same time; and on the day previous, two silk dress patterns were stolen from her, and neither the bonnet nor the dress patterns had been found.
George E. Bowden
deposed.--I found these articles on Saturday, in a house on the alley between Grace and Venable streets. I went up the alley and saw a little Irish boy, and asked him had any one brought any clothes there for sale.
The little boy said a colored woman brought a bonnet to sell to his mother, and he carried me to this house, where I found the things.
The negro woman (Lavinia Scott
) said they were brought to her house by a little white boy who wanted to sell them; that she refused to buy, and he asked her to let them stay until he came for them.
, for the defence, deposed to the good character of the negro woman, who, he said, was perfectly honest.
In order to procure other witnesses, the Mayor
continued the case to Wednesday, and admitted the prisoner to bail in the sum of $300.
, charged with assaulting and beating Bridget McMann
with an iron poker.
had a very bloody face, and exhibited marks of violent usage.
She deposed that her husband enlisted and left her in her brother's (Kinney
's) care; that she went out on Saturday evening, and when she returned everything had been put out of the house, and she and her children had no place to stay.
She went up into her sister's room to get her things together, and her brother gave her a beating.
She was so much excited that she could not tell what he struck her with.
A female witness deposed that Kinney
struck his sister with a poker, and that she (witness) took it away from him. The parties reside near the Basin.
.--Was there no man present?
Witness.--No man, except his wife !
testified that he was called to the house and found the woman bleeding.
Had been sent for to suppress a difficulty at the same place previously, when Bridget McMann
was very drunk and quite turbulent.
After some further investigation, the Mayor
to give security in the sum of $100 to keep the peace.
and John Harper
, charged with stealing a lot of clothing from a soldier named Richard A. Cox
, at the Columbian Hotel
These parties had been once sent on for grand larceny, but in consequence of some informality were returned to the Mayor
, who yesterday again remanded them for examination.
John Q. Vaughan
, charged with assaulting Francis Vaughan
This case was continued 23d inst.
eral other cases of a trivial character were disposed of.