Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court, Monday, Dec. 1.
, a soldier, was brought up on the charge of getting drunk.
fined him a dollar.
, slave of James Hutchinson
, arrested for going at large, was committed as a runaway.
Henry P. Elston
, the young man charged with attempting to garrote and rob Samuel D. Hicks
, about 9 o'clock Sunday morning, at his house on Shockoe Slip
, was called up and committed to jail until Wednesday for examination.
, a free negro, found in possession of a loaded pistol was ordered 15 lashes.
, alias Wharton
, found by officer Morris
drunk, and acting disorderly on the corner of 9th and Main streets, was required to answer that charge; also, the further one of offering the officer a dollar to let him go. The Mayor
was inclined to the opinion, from the amount offered as a bribe, that the defendant was joking.
For the drunkenness a fine of $1 was imposed.
A case against Isaac Jacobs
, for unlawfully obtaining, by false pretences, $225 from Lewis Gitter
, was dismissed.
said there might be grounds for a civil action, but no criminal charge could be maintained.
, charged with feloniously stealing a horse from Joseph Davis
, was acquitted, but committed for want of surety for his good behavior.
, Lawrence McDonald
, Peter Disney
, Pat Jacobs
, Jas Brown
, Jas. Travis
, and Jas Shannon
, for engaging in a general row and fighting in the house of Bridget Laughton
, on 17th st. They were let off, and the police were directed to hunt up Pat Conley
, who commenced the by coming into the house and striking one of the parties.
Abraham, slave of John Knote
, Penitentiary Storekeeper, was ordered thirty lashes for stealing a pair of boots, worth $2.50, from his master — valued, however, at $28.
, living in the city with Isle of Wight
papers, was ordered to go back to that county.
The case of George Annaker
, for stealing a horse, was again continued.
was fined $1 for lying on the side-walk in a drunken state.
--Mrs. Mary Ann Piggott
, and several of her children, residents of Charles City county
, arrested a few weeks since by order of Gen. Wise
, on suspicion of disloyalty, were heard before Judge Lyons
yesterday on an application for release.
appeared for the defendants and Mr. ylett for the Government
The Government not having its inculpatory testimony ready, the case was continued until Thursday.
Counsel for defence contend that their clients were and are loyal Virginians
, and no testimony can be adduced to the contrary.
The District Attorney
contends that the Government
has a right to hold them as suspected parties.
This point will be argued before the Judge
's Court was engaged yesterday in trying John Murray
for the murder of Mike Leary
, on the 18th of September, in a house near the old hay scales, 17th street. It was not concluded when the court adjourned.