Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court Monday, Nov. 25th
, was examined and sentenced to a called Court of Hustings, next Monday, for stealing two horses--one from J. S. Dorsett
, valued at $400, and one from Lewis J. Hawley
, valued at $250.
, free negro, from Petersburg
, arrested for being in the city without a register, was examined and acquitted.
, slave of S. P. Hawes
& Son, was ordered twenty lashes for having in his possession a bar of iron for which he could not satisfactorily account.
, a recent graduate from the Penitentiary, having been found concealed in a chamber in the house of Mrs. Mary Allen
, was remanded for indictment for effecting the entry with intent to commit a larceny.
, a Baltimorean, charged with the murder of Mike Horan
, at the place of Carter
, in Henrico
, three weeks since, was acquitted on that charge; but, on account of previous bad character in the Monumental City
, amply proved by the Warden of the Maryland Penitentiary
and others, was required to give $500 security for his good behavior, and failing, was committed to jail.
was committed for a further examination, on the oath of W. A. Griffin
and others, for house breaking and grand larceny.
was found in possession of an immense chisel by one of the watchmen at a late hour of the night, and it happened that said chisel exactly fitted the indentures made in the door ways of several houses broken open on Friday night.
, arrested for stealing a $30 shawl from Charles Dekab
, was arraigned, and the witness desired by the prisoner to prove his innocence having appeared, gave testimony strongly in behalf of the Commonwealth
Suffice it to say that DeKab recovered his shawl and the Mayor
sent the accused to jail to be examined before the Hustings Court for grand larceny.
The case against Madison Griffin
for forging John Griffin
's name and getting $15 from Richard Reins, was continued for further proof.
, charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct in the street, was acquitted. --Milke Flynn
, on the same charge, was committed.
William, slave of N. Mills
, caught with a batch of clothes, supposed to have been stolen, had a pass from Gen. Winder
, and was committed to find out how he came by it. The clothes were delivered to their owner.
, slave of B. W. Haxall
, was ordered twenty lashes for disorderly conduct in the street.
and Julius Displaugus
, persons of suspicious character and without visible means of support, were committed in default of security to keep the peace.
Displaugus said he formerly belonged to the 1st Md. Reg't, and was just on his way to re-enlist when nabbed by the officers.
said the circumstance was unfortunate.
George, a slave, charged with entering the Columbian Hotel
and stealing $225 from Thos. A. Hanks
, were committed until Wednesday morning for further examination.
, of Charleston, S. C.
, charged with keeping a disorderly and ill-governed house, was required for a third time to give security to be of good behavior.
Hustings Court, Judge Lyons presiding, Tuesday, Nov. 25th.
--The Grand Jury assembled to-day, and, having received their charge, withdrew to their room, where they heard testimony in a large number of cases.
The Grand Jury returned into Court, having indicted the following parties, for the offences set opposite to their names, viz: John A. Whitman
, for forging Treasury notes of the Confederate States
; Gilmer Augustus Lumpkin
, for forging a check for $6,000, payable at the Traders' Bank, purporting to be signed by Owens
& Son, and payable to the order of West
; James M. Armour
, for the murder of a soldier on Canal street, several months since, while acting as a pretended provost guard; Peter Doyle
and John Duna
, for horse stealing; Thos. Wilson
and Mike Sheehan
, highway robbery on John J. Harrold
; Wm. Wylett
, for stealing a pair of shoes worth $20, from M. C. Gordon
& Co.; and John Murray
, for the murder of Michael Leary
, on the 18th of September. After making the above indictments the Grand Jury
adjourned till next Friday.
, on motion of the attorney for G. A. Lumpkin
, in the first indictment found against him for forging Owens
& Son's name, quashed the indictment for errors apparent on its face.
The indictment found above is the second one in the same case.
was put on trial for stealing a trunk and contents from Capt. James G. Hawthorne
. --Messrs. E. Y. Cannon
and D. B. Lucas
appeared for the prisoner.
The robbery was effected several weeks ago on Mayo
's bridge, near the Danville depot
An old negro named Billy had started with the trunk from Manchester
, intending to carry it to the railroad depot, when he was suddenly beset by robbers after crossing Mayo
's bridge and despoiled of his charge.
Verdict, guilty, and three years in the Penitentiary.
The prosecution against Charles Toothaker
and James H King
, severally indicted for felonies, was discontinued.
A number of parties falling to attend Court as witnesses were fined, according to law.