--Some half dozen soldiers, charged with drunkenness and fighting, were carried before the Mayor
on yesterday, and, after admonition suited to the several cases, were let off. It is deemed useless to give their names, as it would subserve no good end. One of the soldiers was charged to have kissed a lady in the public streets agaist her consent.
The assault in this instance was no doubt provoked by the exceeding loveliness of the subject operated on; but the Mayor
intimated that the consent of both parties was essential to make such a transaction valid in the eyes of the law. A stolen kiss is valued at a good figure in the court of Hymen
, but it is doubtful whether the Mayor
would decide it to be grand larceny.--James Clarke
was remanded for trial before the Hustings Court for aiding Fontaine Rowe
to relieve Louis Antone
of $75 on the 10th of last June.--Christopher Kissell
was brought up, charged with stealing 16 car springs belonging to the C. S. Government, taken from the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and in the possession of the Central Railroad.
The evidence given in led to the impression that he was innocent of the charge.
The case was continued for another hearing.--William Pittman
, a free negro, was arraigned at the instance of John D. Lowry
, charged with stealing a pair of boots, about four weeks since.
The evidence of guilt was wholly circumstantial.
Complainant thought Pittman
had done the deed, because nobody else had an opportunity.
The latter said he could prove that at the time mentioned he was in Petersburg
, with cattle belonging to Mr. Robertson
said the case must be continued in order to allow Pittman
to secure Mr. Robertson