Hustings Court, April 17th
--Present: Recorder James K. Caskie
, and a full bench.
, heretofore commissioned as Notary Public
by Gov, Letcher
, appeared and gave bond for the faithful performance of his duties as such.
A nolle prosequi
was entered in the case of R. H. Barnes
, indicted for an assault on a negro, on his paying the costs of Court.
was tried for exhibiting the game of faro in a house opposite the Spots-wood Hotel.
His was one of the edifices so successfully stormed by the Mayor
's indefatigable police, who succeeded in carrying off a lot of valuable but curious furniture, which they did not know the use of, (in a horn) The jury, acting on the evidence before them, which was remarkably flimsy as regards any faro-dealing by the defendant, returned a verdict of not guilty.
, proprietor of Noah
's Ark and other chattels, was put on trial for buying a lot of old iron, supposed to have been stolen from Joseph R. Anderson
and others.--The impossibility of identifying the iron led to the conclusion that the accused did not commit the crime, and he was let off.
Eleven cases of issuing small notes against Thos. J. Starke
; fourteen cases against John F. Regnault
, and eleven cases against J. P. Swords
, were dismissed on payment of costs by the defendants.