Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court, October 21.
, a man with curly hair, moustache and imperial, and subdued, meek look, was arraigned for committing a violent asssult on Mary Wolff
, living in Jail Alley.
The woman being disabled by the attack of Miller
, which consisted of a knock down, stamping, "c., was unable to appear.
The case was continued.
, slave of Wm. Hoe
, of King George county
, came to town with his master to sell some wheat, and got lost.
He was a little nigger, and was arraigned as runaway or lost.
The latter appeared to be the most probable, and he was sent to jail to await the call of his master, who had advertised for him as a lost darkey.
The subject was both small and young.
, a venerable Ethiopian, slave of Maria Bond
, was committed for going at large.
, alias Johnson
, arrested as one of the murderers of Kelley
on the 9th of last.
May, on 17th street, was brought up for examination.
The case was continued, at the suggestion of the Mayor
, on account of the absence of witnesses.
W. W. Bingham
charged with stealing Lizzie, slave of Sarah man of Macon, Ga.
, was arraigned for examination.
It was in evidence that Bingham
hired the girl in Georgia
to wait on his child, with a knowledge on the part of her mistress that he was coming to Richmond
After his arrival here he had occasion to thrash Lizzie for some imaginary or real grievance, and the latter telegraphed to her mistress that Bingham
was trying to sell her. Hence Bingham
's arrest and hence his discharge, which ensued to-day.
The negro, who was still in his possession, he directed to be delivered to officer Seal
, charged with aiding Thomas Dobson
in stealing Julius A. Gantt
's horse, was sent on to be examined before a called Court, to be holden on the 27th October.
The prisoner is also claimed by the military authorities as a deserter.
, charged with getting drunk and abusing Joseph H. Boxley
in an obscene manner, on Monday, was ordered to be committed; but Henry Parkhurst
going her ball in $100, she was released from custody.
Wm. S. Conley
, Charged with cutting, stabbing and wounding Mary J. McMinn
, on 2d street, was committed for examination on the 22d inst.
Fines of $2 each were imposed on Messrs. John H. Greanor
, M. G. Whitman
, James Tyrer
, Christian Kinsey
, and Mrs. Susan Tyrer
and Catherine Williams
, for their children throwing rocks in the street.
Sarah, slave of Wm. W. Minor
, was ordered to be whipped for using obscene and violent language to Joanna Shehan
and Elias Vanderlip
, a citizen of Richmond
, were required to answer the charge of garroting Lindsay Smith
, a soldier, on Saturday night, on Grace street, and robbing him of $107. The soldier, as previously stated, testified positively as to the identity of the men who robbed him; but some half a dozen witnesses were introduced on the part of the defence to prove that they were not the men who did the deed.
was discharged unconditionally, and Vanderlip
on account of previous mishaps, was required to find $300 security to keep the peace and be of good behavior.
--Hon. Wm. H. Lyons, Judge
--Oct. 21st, 1862.--The attention of the Court
was occupied yesterday in disposing of civil business, no criminal cases having been called up for trial.--Several wills of minor note were admitted to probate.
The criminal docket is fixed for Wednesday.
Veniremen and witnesses will save themselves some trouble and elude fine and imprisonment by being punctual to the hour.
Confederate Court--Hon. James D. Halyburton, Judges--Oct. 21st, 1862
--The case of A. B. Martin
, charged with abstracting letters from the Richmond Post-Office, was continued until this morning, owing to the absence of an important witness in the case.
It will be called up Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock, if all the witnesses are present.
No other business of importance was transacted.