Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court, Oct, 25th.
--Nine citizens were summoned before the Mayor
to show cause why they should not be fined because their sons had indulged in the dangerous but fascinating amusement of throwing stones in the street; near Mr. R. Martin
's school-house, Shockoe Hill.
Mr. James H. Poindexter
was fined $2 and Mr. John Purcell
$1. The parents of three lads, named Philip Shay
, James Jones
and Edward Flournoy
, were each fined $1 for a similar indulgence in the vicinity of 19th and Cary streets, a locality, officer Adams
testified, much infested by rock-throwing urchins.
told the officer to bring every lad before him that he found indulging in the prohibited amusement.
Mrs. Ann Dobson
, who was committed a few days since to answer the charge of perjury before the Grand Jury
, was allowed to give ball in the gum of $200 for her appearance.
, the alleged proprietor of the ‘"Ok"’ Saloon, located in the brick tenement
near the Old Market
bey scales, was fined $40 for selling liquor without a tavern license.
said he thought it very hard to be fined for an offence that he did not do himself.
The case of Thomas Groghan
, for selling ardent spirits in a tenement in Hughes
's row without license, was continued to the 28th, and Groghan
committed to jail in default of bail.
, slave of John Thacker, Jr.
, and James H. Byrd
, a free negro, arrested Friday night for variegating the performances at Metropolitan Hall by a free fight in the gallery, were arraigned, and it appearing that Winston
initiated the disturbance, he was ordered to be whipped.
, charged with aiding a man to escape from Hughes
's row who had robbed Abner Dorliff
of $75, was sent to jail until next Tuesday for examination.
practiced the old game of commencing a fight when the robbery was announced and the thief had been seized by Dorliff.
Tom, slave of John Reynolds
, and Henry
, slave of Eliza Jones
, were both committed for going at large.
, arrested by the police Friday evening as a deserter and suspicious character, was handed over to the military authorities to be tried by Court Martial.
The summons issued against.
, E. H. Gill
, and Wm. H. Powers
, agent, &c., for obstructing 8th street, in the vicinity of the Petersburg Depot
, with loose cotton, was dismissed.--the cause of complaint having been removed.
Hustings Court, Saturday, Oct. 25th.
was occupied nearly the whole of Saturday's session in trying the case of Austin Cunliffe
, who stood charged with appropriating various articles of value to his own use which did not belong to him. The jury brought in a verdict of ‘"not guilty,"’ whereupon the prisoner was discharged.
Henrico Circuit Court, Saturday, Oct. 25
--The fall term of this Court commenced on Saturday, with a large docket to dispose of. The only criminal case called up was that of Festus Malone
, accused of shooting at a youth named Otho L. Butler
, on the13th of July, 1859, with intent to ‘"kill, maim, or disable the said Butler
."’ The attorney for the Commonwealth
entered a nolle prosequi
in the case, whereupon Malone
was discharged from further prosecution.
Mr. Daniel B. Lucas
appeared in Court, and upon taking the oath to support the Constitution
of the Confederate States
and the oath of an attorney, was admitted to practice in the Court
Several veniremen and witnesses had rules issued against them for non-attendance at Court.
Confederate States Court.
--This Court was not in session on Saturday.
It will convene this morning at 11 o'clock.