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Mayor's Court.

--The following cases were disposed of yesterday: John Latigan, the individual who created so much excitement in the streets on Thursday evening, by his propensity to give the officers leg bail, was committed for further examination, on the charge of stealing garments from W. H. Benson.

John H. Welsh, arrested by officer Pleasants for making use of the sidewalk as a bed while drunk, proving to be a soldier, was committed to the tender mercies of General Winder for a term in the guard-house.

Jane Jones, is a white person, and proprietor of an ill-governed and disorderly house. Jane lives on Second street, between Duval and Jackson streets, in the big yellow house called ‘ "Noah's Ark."’ The Commonwealth succeeded in establishing the fact that Jane was given to drunkenness, the use of vulgar language in the street ‘"in a loud voice, "’ and that her tenement was used as a place of resort by lewd characters. Security in $150 for her good behavior was required of her.

Louis Kupers, brought up for assaulting his wife, was let off, the complainant not making her appearance.

Henry, son of Mrs. Sarah Corr; Thomas, son of Mrs. Turpin, and Thomas, son of Mrs. Hollins, for throwing stones in the street and at the house of Mrs. Epstein. The mothers of the two Tommies were fined each three dollars for the exploits of the lads.

Wm. H. Thompson, arrested for assaulting Georgiana Blythe, was discharged after an examination.

Philip, slave of Wm. Pritchard, was examined for feloniously possessing himself of $205 in bank notes, the property of Major-General Whiting. The proof was direct, and the Mayor committed the offender for trial before the Hustings Court on the second Monday in May next.

Joseph, slave of Wm. Whitmark, convicted of stealing one pair of shoes from Stokes's Hotel, was ordered 25, and to stand committed until called for by his master.

Moses Epps, a slave, was ordered 25 lashes for beating a white child seven years old with a whip.

Lewis, slave of Harvey, Armistead & Williams, to whom had been confided a valise containing one dozen knives and forks, a pair of shoes, and a lot of sugar, having been arrested as the supposed abductor of the property, was discharged.

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