Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court Thursday, Dec. 4.
, arrested for stealing $500 in C. S. Treasury notes from John Kloss
, on 17th, between Bread and Marshall streets, Tuesday evening, was examined and sent on to the Hustings Court, and allowed to give $400 bail for his appearance.
, arrested as a witness in the case against Cyrus
, slave of M. Crenshaw
and M. Ottenheimer
, charged with stealing R. G. Morriss
's cow, was allowed to give security for his appearance when the case should be next called.
proprietress of the house corner of Cary and 12th streets, having been arrested Wednesday night by the police for keeping a house of ill fame, was arraigned, together with Bridget McCarthy
, Josephine Hester
, Belle Morris
, Jennie Richardson
, and Clara Phillips
, her boarders, to answer said charge.
The police detailed the circumstances connected with their visit and the arrest of the inmates.
said he had let off one man, (a Captain in the army,) who he found there with visible means of support, some evidences of which the man had in his pocket.
The same officer encountered in the passage of the house a man named Robert J. Broone
, who, in answer to his inquiries said he was a blockade runner.
The officer learned on minute inquiry, that he came to visit the girls in the house Broone
was arraigned for being ‘"an idle, dissolute person, having no honest employment, and without visible means of support."’ By the representation of Capt. Booker
, Assistant Provost Marshal
this did not appear to be the case, Broone having been an officer in his service.
All of the girls were required to give $500 security for their good behavior, and the same amount to appear before the Grand Jury
and answer an indictment, should one be found.
[They complied with this requisition after the adjournment of the Court
.] Broone gave ball in $500 for his good behavior, and was discharged Wm. Cooper
and Dan Lewis
, two servants, found in Anna Thompson's house, representing themselves to be free, but without certificates of the fact, were committed.
The case of George Murray
, charged with attempting to shoot an unknown woman in the street, was called and continued on account of the absence of witnesses.
John T. Smith
, a native of Richmond
, and regarded as one of the worst specimens of juvenile depravity in its limits, was arrested, together with Wm. Reed
, for entering the storehouse of Geo. R. Howard
, tailor, 14th street, and stealing a cloth overcoat worth $25 Reed
pretended to be in search of a pair of pantaloons, while Smith
walked to the rear of the store and put the coat under his talma.
, after an exciting chase, recovered his own coat and the thief's talma.
Neither of the accused were caught at the time, but were afterwards apprehended by the police on a description furnished of the appearance of the two men.--When the prisoners were called up for examination, it was found that Reed
had taken cession to evaporate from the prisoners' dock.
He amount of calling would make him respond.
The examination of Smith
resulted in his being sent on for grand larceny.
This course had been pursued in a half dozen other cases heretofore pending against him, but with great good luck he has always passed the ordeal of a jury in safety.
also stand charged with robbing the Linwood House
of a watch and other articles, for which they are yet to answer.
John W. Brown
, George Hoppell
, and Peter H. King
, were committed for examination before the next Hustings Court for grand larceny in entering John H. Scribner
's room and stealing several hundred dollars' worth of wearing apparel
from that individual.
, driver of a sand cart, and Wm. Pitts
, both of this city, having been arrested for breaking into a stable owned by Asa Snyder
, corner of 9th and Cary streets, and stealing a chisel from Green
; also, for setting fire to Snyder
's building, and being suspicious characters, were examined for the above offences; also, for breaking into the Government
clothing warehouse, on 14th street, and the confectionery shop east side of the Custom House
, and committed for a further hearing on next Monday.
and James Elmore
were committed for examination on next Saturday, for stealing a horse from Lieut. Hugh L. Berne
, of the 2d Mississippi regiment, about six miles up the Brook
The case was delayed for the evidence of a party to whom they offered to sell the horse.
, a soldier, was arraigned for getting drunk and yelling on Broad street. In explanation, he stated that he had been wounded at Sharpsburg
and sent to the Louisiana Hospital
.--After being cured, he said he was ‘"retailed"’ there as nurse.
said it was a pretty situation for a nurse to be placed in. He should ‘"retail"’ him before the Provost Marshal
, slave of C. Moffatt
, found by the watch with a loaded pistol and no pass, was ordered to be licked.
, slave of C. L. Atkinson
, was ordered a thrashing for firing a pistol in Main street.
The case of James Tyrer
, charged with swindling and obtaining money under false pretenses, was continued till Friday morning, at 9 o'clock. This prisoner being a soldier, was brought up from Castle Thunder in custody of two armed men and a detective.
Mr. P. H. Aylett
appeared to prosecute for the Government
, who, it appeared, was in some way a sufferer by Tyrer's alleged malpractice.--Prisoner was sent back to the Castle
Milly, slave of Mrs. Hillyard
, was committed for trial for going at large and having in her possession a large lot of wheat and flour, supposed to be stolen.
, slave of Sally Carter
, was likewise committed for trial for having on hand a lot of meal, bacon, flour, and sugar, for which he could not satisfactorily account.
, free negro from Brunswick
, residing here without authority, was ordered to go back as speedily as possible.
, slave of Robert Andrews
, found at Anna Thompson's house, was ordered a whipping and committed.
The police having made an entry on Wednesday night into the tenement near the bridge on the street leading past the City
Jail, the following parties were arraigned as the result of the raid, viz: Frank Mathews
, Louisa Williams
, Hannah L. Atwell
, and Fanny Seymour
, females, and Edward J. Costello
and Washington Goodrick
The women were required as dissolute characters, &c., to give security in $500 for their good behavior, and the same amount to appear before the grand jury and answer an indictment.
having been found at an alleged house of ill repute, was required to give security for his good behavior.
, in addition to security for his good behavior in $1,000, was required to give the same amount for cursing and abusing Wm. N. Kelly
, a police officer, while the latter, with others, was searching No. 149 a few nights ago, after gamblers' tools.
The officers testified that Goodrick
was very obstreperous on that occasion and wanted to fight the whole party, announcing himself as their superior as a Treasury detective and themselves as mean speaks and rogues.
A warrant was afterwards procured, and on finding him in Mathews's house, he was arrested.
The required bail was given.
Ellen, slave of Henry Rycel
, was committed as a runaway, and ordered to be whipped for being at the house of Frank Mathews
and Taylor Weitzel
, the latter a Government employee from Harper's Ferry
, were brought up for drunkenness and disorderly conduct in the street, and were discharged after an admonition.