Mayor's Court, yesterday.
--A few cases of an ordinary kind occupied his Honor an hour this morning.
We merely state the following as a fair sample:
, (colored,) brought up for stealing a carpet-bag
It appeared that he was employed to carry trunks and the carpet-bag
from the depot to the hotel.
The trunks came to hand, minus the carpet-bag
Jonathan admitted that he received the carpet-bag
It not appearing that any search had been made, the prisoner was remanded for further proceedings.
, (colored,) for breach of the peace Steven
was arrested on Franklin street while trying to get into a quarrel with a white man. The fifty-two lashes he is to bear will teach him a lesson of forbearance and humility.
James W. Masham
, a soldier on furlough, found drunk, was dismissed without comment.
Ben (colored) had secured an unclaimed pair of ducks in sight of a witness, and was found with a bottle of wine — of which profert
was made — which he said he had bought at a blacksmith's shop!
Mulcted in 25 lashes.
, (colored,) attempting to break into the house of Samuel C. Robertson
R.) last night about 7 o' clock, found him busy in an evident effort to force his way into the front passage of his house.
He ran away when discovered, and was soon caught.
He was remanded.
— selling liquors without a license.
This delinquent confessed the charge, but earnestly begged off, protesting that he did not know — not at all — that he had not it. His Honor appeared somewhat insensible to the merits of this plea, but suspended the matter.
The accused exhibited a paper, dated Friday morning, which was clearly procured under duress of the warrant, but which, at all events, was not a license.
What the paper was, was not made known to the bystanders.
, brought up for stealing a hat. This man was found with an extra hat in his hand in front of Mrs. Pendleton
's; and appearances were such as to induce the witness, Brothers, to take charge of the man and the hat. Mr. T. G. Seeders
swore that the hat was his, and that he had left it on a table in the front passage at Mrs.
P's. In spite of Wilson
's protestation that he was holding the hat only as a kind act for one Mr. Price
, his Honor remanded him, that he might be able to call in Mr. Price
for bail and main prize.
had allowed a nuisance to remain too long before his house after due notice.
It appearing, however, that it was now removed, the case was dismissed with a word of salutary caution.
J. C. Fisher
, charged with keeping a certain part of his premises in a ‘"terrible condition;"’ for which a fine of $5 was entered against him, which may be removed in case of immediate remedy of the foul evil.
A. M. Garcin
(soap maker) narrowly escaped an infliction for throwing soap suds in a public alley, and was let off only upon a solemn promise that he would never do the like again.
William, a slave, arrested as a runaway from his master, Sidney Owen
The negro being interrogated, appeared to tell a pretty straight story about his being hired to Messrs. Blair
, where he was properly found.
Retained in custody till further order.
It was stated at Court that at a later hour of the day the Recorder
would continue the examination of the case pending against John Hagan
for extortion; but the report of this case is necessarily omitted to-day.