--The following are the more prominent cases brought to the attention of the Mayor
, 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
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
(This they denied emphatically.)
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.
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.
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.
, 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
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.
, 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.
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.
were in the crowd, but he could not say who created the disturbance.
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.
declared his purpose of getting out a warrant against Wayne
for shooting at him, which he could prove.
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.
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
, $5; Jas. Burns
Several other trivial cases were disposed of.