Mayor's Court, Saturday, March 21.
was brought up, charged with stealing a buret pair of boots, and one shawl, belonging to Sernard Sennan, the whole valued at $150. The Mayor
examined the case, and found the charge so well sustained by the evidence that he determined to commit the accused for the action of the Grand
July in May next.
The value of the articles alleged to have been stolen were adjudged to be less than twenty dollars.
Edward N. Kenney
, a soldier, was arraigned for stealing a gold watch and chain, worth $75, from Martha M. Herman
The prisoner was arrested on a warrant which charged him with stealing the property within the last six weeks. Directions were given the officer that he might be found in one of the military prisons of the city, and, sure enough, he was found in Castle Thunder.
It appeared from the evidence a clear case of larceny, and the Mayor
had determined to send the accused on for further examination before the Hustings Court; but, on a suggestion by Capt. E. M. Booker
, as 1st act Provost Marshal
, that he was now being tried by Court-Martial for a military offence, the case was delayed for ten days, the witnesses being ordered to report on next Saturday.
was in the Yankee
army at the battle of Bethel
, but shortly after that action deserted and joined our side.
He had not been long in the Confederate army before he decamped, and found occasion afterwards several times to sell himself advantageously as a substitute leaving, in nearly every instance, as soon as he had realized the pecuniary advantage to be expected by the transaction.
John, slave of Henry Spradling
, was ordered to be committed to jail as a runaway.
The owner of this darkey is a Georgia soldier.
William A. Brazeal
and John Watson
, two soldiers, of Hood
's division, were arraigned for conducting themselves in a disorderly manner at the Theatre on Friday night. while under the influence of ardent spirits.
Joseph, slave of Wm. H. Fry
, was charged with insolence to Mrs. Peter Harris
She did not appear, and the Mayor
let him off.
Oscar a small boy, owned by Mrs. Tucker
, slave of Mrs. Smith
, and Polly
, slave of A. J. Crane
, were charged with being concerned in the abduction of a gold watch, worth $75, and a neck-tie, from R. H. Hale
There were strong grounds for suspicious, but no direct proof, and the parties were discharged.