, who presided yesterday, disposed of a number of cases, a summary of which we subjoin: Henry Bergen
, slave of F. W. Gray
, a citizen of New York and native of Virginia
, arrested as a runaway, was committed to be delivered into the hands of the Receiver of the Confederate States
, to be disposed of for Government use, as the property of an alien enemy.
The negro was quite young, and seemed to have been accidentally encountered by one of the police while running around loose.--Charles Smith
, a free darkey of small size, was arraigned for being one of several who opened John Boucher's store, on 14th street, and stole $10 in notes from the till.
A diminutive negro boy testified as to the opening of the door by the prisoner with a padlock key; but there being an air of improbability about the narration, and no witness testifying to the positive guilt of the accused, he was let off, with the privilege reserved of hauling him up at a future time should additional developments warrant the proceeding.--Henry Temple, a free man of color, of decent appearance, was arraigned for forcibly entering a room in the house of a free negress named Willie Ann Smith
, and tearing and cutting up a lot of wearing apparel
found there, belonging to Wm. Selden
, likewise of the colored fraternity.
This was a case with which the green-eyed monster had clearly something to do. Temple
had been for a long time enjoying intimate relations with Smith
, and repairing to the house and finding Selden
installed in her affections he proceeded first to whack that colored person over the head with a chair, and when he had retired under the pressure of adverse circumstances, he cut and tore up his remaining garments in blind fury.
thought such conduct was not allowable in a well regulated community, and in order to impress a perfect understanding of the matter on Temple
, directed that he should receive 39 lashes.
An appeal was taken, ball given, and the case sent before the Hustings Court next Monday. --James Welsh
, Mary Koakar
, John H. Boschen
, and John Campbell
, (the latter a free negro,) were fined each $5 for huckstering in the 2d Market.
The articles bought by the parties consisting of pears, onions, chickens, &c., were severally ordered to be confiscated to the use of the city.--Arthur
and Mary Deary, husband and wife, charged with forcing an entrance into Catherine Eagan
's room, for the purpose of beating her, were, on proof, required to give security to keep the peace.--The Recorder issue a summons to Ben Scott
, to show cause why he should not be fined for allowing a nuisance to exist in front of his premises for five days past, in the shape of a dead horse.--Mary Sullivan
, a white female resident of Rocketts
, who has often been before the police authorities for offences of various calibres, was up for stealing a silk dress from Edwin Knotts
, worth $50; 2 pairs of boots from Wm. D. Childress
, worth $20, and a lot of wearing apparel
, worth $50, from Mrs. Virginia Miller
It being proved to the satisfaction of the sitting magistrate that the abduction of the goods and chattels named was performed by Miss Sullivan
, the latter was sent to fail, to be examined before the Hustings Court, next Monday, for grand larceny. --Thomas Eanes
of the Perritt Guard
, 5th Louisiana regiment, was arraigned on the charge of striking and cutting, on Sunday evening, Francis Craven
, watchman at the Danville depot
It appeared from the testimony that Eanes
had gone in the depot building and brought out a black and tan terrier that he claimed to own. Craven
saw him, and said the dog belonged to Mr. Sampson
, Freight Agent
of the company.
retorted with an opprobrious epithet, and this led to a dispute, in the progress of which Eanes
drew a pistol and struck Craven
, in doing which it exploded and fail out of his hand.
then gave him a thundering beating; his hands were tied behind him and he was put in the hands of Watchman Hicks
for conveyance to the cage.
At this juncture, Detective Joseph Polk
, of Maj. Griswold
's office, having been summoned to quell the muss, arrived, and not knowing the circumstances attending the case, arrested both Craven
, and with aid attempted to carry the parties to the Provost Marshal
's office, corner of 9th and Broad streets. When near Burnett
's shop, above the depot, somebody gave Craven
a heavy blow on his face.
The party proceeded on, and when near Duval
's drugstore Craven
was struck with a slungshot.
The detective here declared his inability to protect him, and gave him in charge of another party to carry up. Nothing now occurred until the party, now swelled to a considerable number, and embracing many friends of Eanes
, had entered the office of Major Griswold
Here Mr. Maccubbin
, of that office, decided that Eanes
must go before the Recorder
Nearly simultaneously with the announcement somebody stabbed Craven
in the back with a dirk.
was searched, but it was not then satisfactorily explained who did the cutting.
Being conducted to the cage, Eanes
was balled out to appear before Recorder Castle
The latter, on hearing the testimony, only the main points of which have been alluded to, concluded to commit Eanes
for examination before the Hustings Court next Monday, on the charge of striking, cutting, and shooting at Craven
, and refused bail.