Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court, Tuesday, Nov. 4.
--Present: Joseph Mayo
, slave of John Hitchcock
, having been found by the watchmen Monday night with a quantity of brandy in his possession, for which he could not account, was whipped.
The fluid was ordered to be confiscated, but to whose use the reporter did not learn.
Richard, slave of Joseph Hierholzer
, arrested as a runaway, exhibited to the Court
a pass signed by Robert W. Oliver
Defendant committed till tomorrow morning, and Mr. Oliver
ordered to be summoned to attend his examination.
, alias Johnson
, arrested as an accomplice of Duff
, in the murder of Kelley
, was acquitted, and committed to jail in default of $500 security for his good behavior.
was drummer at the Newport Barracks
, Ky., but left there in 1861, and joined our army.
For several months past he had been doing nothing.
was fined for allowing a nuisance to exist on his lot in Pink Alley, near the 2d market house.
Charles, slave of Adams
, was brought up for having a bundle of clothes in his possession, supposed to have been stolen.
He proved his honesty by a female named Lue Seymour
, who said she had sent him with them to be washed.
was brought up from Castle Thunder, having been arrested by the guard there for loitering about without ostensible occupation and being a vagrant.
exhibited British papers, and in reply to a question of His Honor, as to what he did for a living, said, promptly, ‘"nothing."’ He was informed, if that was the case, he was admirably suited for a company whose organi- zation the Mayor
is engaged daily in perfecting.
He was voted in as a member of the chain-gang for ninety days.
was brought up on the charge of unlawfully taking possession of forty-two boxes of manufactured tobacco
, the property of Aug. R. Brummel
, worth $500. The case was continued, and Mr. Dubois
admitted to ball in the sum of $500 for his appearance, with Alex B. Wells
The parties concerned were formerly partners in business.
Hustings Court, Tuesday, Nov. 4.
--Present: Hon. Wm. H. Lyons
.--There being no case on the docket ready for trial, no jury was summoned to attend Court to-day.
Frederick J. Miller
, heretofore found guilty of stealing a horse from John B Davis
, was sentenced to one year's imprisoment in the Penitentiary.
The finding of the jury in this case was accompanied by a recommendation to Executive clemency.
, convicted of the murder of Wm. Clarke
, in Butchertown, by shooting him with a pistol, was sentenced to ten years imprisonment in the Penitentiary.
In this case counsel took an appeal to the Supreme Court, and time was allowed for it to be heard, the prisoner meanwhile remaining in the city jail.
, tried yesterday for the murder of Geo. Crow
, was acquitted.
Mrs. Mary Ann Piggott
, (or Pickett
,) three daughters, and one son, will be before the Judge
to- day, (Wednesday,) at 10½ o'clock, on habeas corpus.
The parties were arrested in Charles City county
a few days ago, by order of Gen. Wise
, for disloyalty.