Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayer's Court, Monday, Nov. 17th.
--The case against Wash. Jordan
, Wm. Jackson
, Robert Carter
, and Dick Carey
, negroes, found in a room over No. 90, Main street, supposed to be used for gaming purposes, was partly heard, and all of the men save Dick Carey
, who could not find a surety, turned loose on bail to appear on Tuesday.
, charged with stealing $74 in C. S. notes from Wm. McFieldy
, was called, but the witness not making his appearance, the prisoner was put in jail until the 20th, and the police officers instructed to hunt up McFieldy.
The parties, male and female, arrested at the bawdy house of Ann E. Thomas
, Cary street, Saturday night, for being of evil name, &c., were sent to jail until Tuesday, the Mayor
having determined to hold them as accessories to the murder of Capt. J. O. Withmell
, and bail in such a case not being allowed.
was arraigned, charged with aiding and abetting another man in robbing Alpheus F. Daily
of two silver watches
, valued at $75, the sum of $60 in C. S. Treasury notes, $4 in Virginia
notes, and a pocket knife of the value of $10. For want of the requisite witnesses the case was continued until November 20th, and defendant committed to jail.
The case against George Drew, charged with stealing $60 from Wm. H. Major
twelve months since, was again called, and no witnesses answering Drew was sent back, for the twentieth time.
and Sol. Cohen
were arraigned on the charge of receiving seven blankets, worth $50, stolen from the Confederate States
, knowing them to be stolen.
Nobody appeared to make good any such allegation against them, and they were accordingly discharged from custody.
, arrested for making his bed on the sidewalk while drunk, was let off.
Sandy, slave of J. H. Enroughty
, arrested for stealing three boxes of clothing, worth $1,000, was committed until Tuesday for further examination.
and John Dunn
were committed for examination before the Hustings Court on the charge of stealing a horse from Thos. Samson
, valued at $190.
, Wm. Hardley
, and James B. Shock
, white men, arrested in the house of Willianna Tyree
, a free negro, in Butchertown, Saturday night, appearing to be soldiers, were sent to Major Griswold
, the Provost Marshal
, to be returned to their regiments.
was charged with begging and getting drunk on the proceeds of his solicitations.
He promised instant reform, but his Honor having seen a part of his performances both in the begging and Bacchanalian line, McMullen
was sent to jail in default of security to be of good behavior.
and Wm. Grobe
, charged with having certain counterfeit notes of the Danbury (Ct.)
Bank in their possession, and offering to sell the same to Owens
& Son, were examined and acquitted.
--E. H. Taliaferro
, charged with obtaining money from the State
by means of forged checks, was carried before the Mayor
on Saturday for examination.
Nothing being offered in evidence either on that or the previous examination directly sustaining the charge on which the prisoner was arrested, the Mayor
said the case had not been made out, and discharged the party from custody.
The amount obtained from the State Treasury
by means of the alleged forgeries exceeds $14,000.
Judge Lyons's Court.
--This Court convened again yesterday for the trial of criminal cases and the transaction of civil business.
Several letters of administration on estates of decedents were granted, but no criminal was arraigned for trial. --The Grand Jury assembled pursuant to adjournment, and retiring into the Sergeant
's office, listened to testimony in a large number of cases, and returned into Court with some twenty five indictments, for various offences, against parties now in custody.