Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court, October 16th.
--The case of Maria
slave of Mrs. Sarah Graves
charged with stealing a one hundred dollar note from Elias Adkins
, was called and examined.
The witness testified that through carelessness he left the note in the watch pocket of his pantaloons and sent the latter to his washerwoman, Maria
Missing the note, he went to her house, found the pantaloons in the wash tub, but the note was not perceivable.
The woman denied that she had taken it. The Mayor
discharged the accused.
, was summoned up for buying a lot of eggs in the 1st Market to sell again.
The eggs were ordered to be confiscated to the use of the city.
, was examined for stealing $200 from Mrs. S. Larmon
, living on 17th street. The money was in specie and suspicion was directed towards defendant because he was often seen with silver coin
The latter description of money several reputable witnesses proved he had been in the habit of carrying in his pocket for more than a year past.
Defendant was acquitted.
Daniel a venerable looking Ethiopian, belonging to Martin Lochearn
, who lives at Tree Hill race course, was brought up as a runaway, and confessed that he had been migrating around promiscuously since last June.
He was committed as a runaway.
Percy S. Blackburn
the soldier who stole $5 and some valuable papers from Wm. Knewbert
, a brother soldier, at Steinline's, and who was sent before the Provost Marshal
on Wednesday, having been again brought before the Mayor
, was sent by him to Castle Thunder, to be punished for the theft.
, a middle-aged, vicious-looking man, was arraigned on the charge of cutting, stabbing, and wounding Mary J. McMiun
with a knife, Wednesday night, on 2d street. The wounds were of such a character as to preclude the attendance of the witness, and the case was continued until the 22d inst.0
, grocery keeper on 17th street, was summoned up, at the instance of the Clerk
of the 1st Market, for buying $200 worth of bacon, butter, and eggs, in the market, for the purpose of selling them again at his store.
reserved his decision as to the bacon, which had been carried home.
The eggs and butter, which had not been delivered, were ordered to be sold for the benefit of the city.
said he was not aware that he was violating any law in doing what he did.
was fined for permitting water to escape from the hydrant on his lot.
was fined $10 for riding his horse on 2d street at a faster rate than six miles per hour.
was required to give security to keep the peace, on complaint of Mary Roach
, who charged her with assaulting and putting her person in danger.
Hustings Court, October 16th
--Present: Senior Alderman Sanxay
; James Bray
, C. B. Anderson
, N. C. Lipscomb
, and John F. Regnault
John H. King
was set to the bar for examination on the charge of having stolen a negro boy, belonging to Algernon S. Bradley
, of Richmond
, who formerly was a resident of Caroline county, Virginia
, met the boy there several weeks ago, and inferring whether correctly or not, that he was making his way to the Yankees
, he captured him, and constituting himself both judge and jury in the case, he ordered the darkey to be sold for his own benefit.
In bringing the boy to Richmond
the latter made an effort to give King
leg bail, and was shot in one of the useful members he employed on the occasion.
Being brought to Richmond
he was sold for a trifling consideration to a man who wan taking him South, when his true master see him by in the had him concealed himself and was in by enough to remain perdue for some time; turing to Salisbury, N. C.
, his whereabouts became known to officer Scale
, of this city, who went thith- er and arrested him. The Court
sent him on for trial before Judge Lyons
In the case of Casper Marston
and others, members of the Richmond Typographical Society, on a motion to quash an information filed against them by the Commonwealth
, at the instance of John M. Daniel
, proprietor of the Examiner
newspaper, for the alleged offence of conspiring together as printers to extort money from said Daniel
, defendants' counsel, Nance
, moved the Court
to proceed with the trial.
Said motion being on its hearing, was opposed by Gilmer
, prosecuting attorneys, and sustained by defendants' counsel, when the Court
, without pronouncing any decision in the premises, adjourned the matter over until this morning at 11 o'clock. It is not probable the case will be tried this term.
Judge Lyons's Court.
--A session of this Court was held at the City Hall at 5 o'clock yesterday, to hear an application on a habeas corpus
writ for the discharge of Wm. Collins
a soldier belonging to the 19th Mississippi regiment, arrested about five months since for mutiny and deserting from his regiment, and since confined in one of the military prisons of this city.
It was attempted to be shown on behalf of the prisoner that he was a British subject; that he enlisted in our army for 12 months, and that when that time expired (not getting his discharge) he had left.
The return of Gen. Winder
to the writ stated that he is informed that Collins
voluntarily enlisted; took the oath of allegiance to the Confederacy
, and was after wards arrested for certain high crimes and misdemeanors, for which he now awaits trial.
The case was argued for the Government
by P. H. Aylett
, District Attorney
, and Crawford
decided to discharge Collins
, on the ground, first, that he was entitled to his discharge after his term of enlistment has expired; and, secondly, because the articles of was declare that proceedings shall be had against a part accused in eight days after his arrest, and Collins
The District Attorney
having declared his intention of carrying the case to the Court of Appeals, Collins
was remanded into custody of the Provost Marshal
, and 5 o'clock this evening set for signing a writ of error.
The application of John Frobig
, for a discharge on similar grounds, is still pending before the Judge
, and undetermined.
C. S. District Court, October 16th
--Present: Jas. D. Halyburton, Judge
--The Grand Jury re-assembled to- day, and returned a true bill against E. C. Jones
, sometimes called E. Chambers Jones
, soldier, for forging the name of Capt. Z. B. Morrts
, Co. B, 59th Virginia regiment, to a pay roll for four months pay as captain.
There are several other cases against Jones
ne acted on. In the case of James Kelley
, member of company A.
Irish Battalion, for forging a pay roll, the Grand
' Jury returned the indictment not a true bill.
sits to day at 11 o'clock.
Supreme Court of Appeals.
--This Court has been in session for several days past listening to arguments in cases brought to its attention, but no decisions have yet, been rendered or will be for a week to come.
, &c. are on the bench.