Proceedings of the Courts.
Mayor's Court, Tuesday, Dec. 16.
was charged with being in company with Patrick O'Neal
and another man (both now in the city jail) when they assaulted John W. Burnett
and robbed him of a shawl and other articles on a recent occasion.
On the first examination the witness, Burnett
, did not identify Keenan
as one of the men who laid violent hands on him. When his name was called to day he did not respond; and it appearing that he was a soldier, the Mayor
determined to adopt the expedient of sending him to the Provost Marshal
to be disposed of.
G. B. Thompson
, Castar Tadlock
, and John W. Sartan, Jr.
, were arraigned for examination on the charge of robbing Wm. Rowe
of $40. Sartan is the same man who is charged with an attempt to murder a man in Screamersville by shooting him with a pistol a few Sundays ago, since which time all of the parties have been in jail on the charge of being concerned in the affair of the shooting.
The case of the robbery was continued until Wednesday.
, a free negro, charged with forging Mrs. Louisa G. Allan
's name to a check for $500, payable at the Bank of Virginia, was examined and acquitted, none of the evidence tending to criminate him.
was required to give $200 security to keep the peace towards his wife, who accused him of beating her without cause.
The case of Madison Griffin
, charged with a forgery, whereby he obtained $15 from Richard Reins, was heard and again continued, the principal witness being still absent.
George R. Courtney
, a soldier, arrested by the watch for drunkenness, was charged with stealing a coat from Jack White
, a runaway negro, confined in the same cell of the cage with him. The Mayor
sent him to the Provost Marshal
was arraigned for the murder of Michael Horan
The affair, which has often been alluded to in the papers, occurred a few weeks age at a place in Henrico
a short distance from the corporation line.
The witnesses, who had testified on former occasions, when other parties were brought up for the murder, did not answer to their names when called, and it was stated in Court that the most material of them had made their way to Baltimore
, and were beyond the reach of the process of the Court
said he had heard enough of Cregar's action to justify him in refusing ball — The case was continued for ten days.
, a free negro, caught by the watch without a certificate, was committed to jail.
Caroline, slave of John Amos
, of Montgomery county, Va.
, was arrested for rosining about the streets in male attire and stealing a coat from Dr. Lynch
She was brought into Court in the toggery in which she fell into the hands of the watch.
It was stated that she had absented herself from her master about six months ago, prior to which time she had often exhibited the symptoms of a crazy mind.
She was sent to jail to be called for.
Emma, slave of Jno. Wheeler
, was tried for stealing two coats, worth $50, from John Cross, and acquitted.
Tuesday, Dec. 16th.
--Judge Wm. H. Lyons
presiding.--Sunday wills were admitted, to probate, and a small amount of civil business done, when the Court
proceeded to try a habeas corpus
case brought up by Messrs. John H. Gilmer
and Samuel Byles
, on behalf of Thos. J. Corbia
, Asa C. Hasle
, and Henry C. Hurdle
, patties confined in Castle Lightning as suspicious characters.
After the case was partly argued, it was, on motion, continued till Thursday for another hearing.
sits again to-day.