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Mayor's Court.

--The following are the more prominent cases brought to the attention of the Mayor yesterday:

Richard Hardaman, charged with feloniously stabbing and cutting James Turner. The latter deposed as follows: Last night, on Cary street, we had a little dispute, and Hardaman called me a son of a — I immediately struck him, and he drew out a knife and cut me here in the left side. (Exhibited the wound.) We had been into a bar room, and the dispute arose about paying for the drinks.

Watchman Cousins deposed — I heard some persons on Cary street talking about fight, and on inquiring, learned that Turner had been cut by Hardaman. Asked Turner where H. lived, and he went with me to ‘"Solitude,"’ where I made the arrest. Found this small knife, and H. acknowledged that he out Turner. It is reported that they are both deserters from Taliaferro's command. (This they denied emphatically.)

Hardaman then desired to make a statement to the Mayor. He said, that as they came out of the house together Turner struck him twice; that he told him if he did not stop that he would cut him, as he was unable to fight him. Turner would not desist, and he cut him in self-defence.

The Mayor remanded Hardaman to be examined on the charge, and remarked, that he would also hold Turner in custody until he could inquire into the matter of their desertion from the army.

Wm. B. Smith, against whom was brought the novel charge of taking a coat to make for John McDonough, and a pattern to make it by, and refusing to return the same, made his appearance to answer. The Mayor asked McDonough if the charge was true, and if the articles had been given by him to Smith to make up. McDonough replied in the affirmative. Then, said the Mayor, go to the constable and get a civil warrant, and I will hear it. I know of no criminal law applying to such a case, and the magistrate had no authority to issue the warrant for his arrest.

Michael Leary, charged with making a felonious assault upon John Stevenson, and breaking his leg. This case was continued for witnesses. The circumstances as reported are that Leary knocked Stevenson down, and that in falling the latter broke one of his legs. He was carried to the Globe Hospital, on 19th street, and the Mayor has requested one of the officers to make inquiries into his condition.

John Curry, charged with fighting in the 2d Market on the 25th of December, and John Finn, charged with fighting and firing pop-crackers in the same place on the same day, appeared, (although rather late for adjusting a Christmas frolic,) and the examination proceeded. Mr. Tyler, Clerk of the market, could not say who fired the crackers; there was a perfect blaze, and as he would turn to see who fired one pack, another would explode in his rear. Messrs. Finn and Curry were in the crowd, but he could not say who created the disturbance. Mr. Wayne deposed that he saw Finn throw a pack of lighted crackers behind his (Wayne's) stall, and that Mr. Burton kicked it out. Witness went and struck Finn, a scuffle ensued, and he aimed a pistol at Finn, but did not fire it, because his arm was struck down.

There was some further testimony, but nothing bearing especially upon either of the parties accused. Mr. Finn declared his purpose of getting out a warrant against Wayne for shooting at him, which he could prove. The Mayor said that he could go before the Grand Jury and present Mr. Wayne, if he thought proper; but in the meantime he would require security in the sum of $150 for his good behavior and for his appearance at Court. Mr. Curry was discharged.

John Boltz and John Fink appeared to answer for the delinquencies of their sons in throwing rocks in the streets; but they satisfied the Mayor that they had whipped their boys soundly, and escaped without a fine.

The following fines were imposed for keeping bar-rooms open after ten o'clock at night: John Charles, $5; Cropper & Herrin, $5; Jas. Burns, $10.

Several other trivial cases were disposed of.

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