Mayor's Court--Thursday, April 2d.
--William H. Ross
, a free negro, was examined (by Recorder Caskie
, who presided in the absence of the Mayor
,) for feloniously stealing $1,600 in C. S. notes from Joseph Stuckenberg
The robbery, as previously related, occurred in a house on Main street. The witness, desiring to wash his face, pulled off his great coat, one pocket of which contained the money, and laid it on the counter of the store.
When he had completed his ablutions he took hold of his coat and found Ross
and the pocket book non est inventus.
sent the prisoner (who has long been a notorious character,) to jail, for trial before the Hustings Court on the second Monday in April.
, who had rendered himself liable to police surveillance by getting drunk and lying down on sundry sidewalks, was sent to jail in default of security to be of good behavior.
It appeared that Pat
had arrived from the South
a short time since with supplies for a Georgia regiment in the field, and that he was so well pleased with the result of his mission that he had been on a continual drunk since his return to Richmond
The case of Isabella, slave of S. A. Timley
, was called, but no witness answering, it was continued for another hearing.
This defendant, it appeared, had been committed on Wednesday night, on the order of Alderman Regnault
, "for trespassing on the premises of Mrs. E. Magill
, and trying to induce Mrs. P. Redford
to leave the house to see some man." The warrant did not name the individual.
, a free negro, arrested for going without his register was discharged on promise to go before the Hustings Court and procure the necessary documents.
John D Holloway
and John Key, two soldiers, charged with disorderly conduct at the Theatre, were let off on promise not to repeat the offence.
and James Organ, two soldiers, belonging to a New Orleans regiment, were arraigned for committing a violent assault on Wm. H. Hardgrove
, on Tuesday, and robbing him of a valuable gold watch, near his factory, on Main street. The two desperadoes had gotten Mr. H. In their power, and, from appearances, designed to murder him, and would have done so had not Mr. Wm. Jenkins
opportunely been notified and came to his assistance.
, who jerked the watch from his person, was observed by a negro to hand it to a comrade, who immediately left, but hid the article where it was found.
There did not appear the slightest provocation for this robbery save the hope of plunder.
By the aid of Mr. Jenkins
the garroters were secured until the arrival of the police.
The prisoners were remanded for further examination before the Hustings Court on the second Monday in April next.
The following cases were continued: John H Day, charged with permitting faro to be exhibited on premises controlled by him; William, slave of Clifford Campbell
, and Jos Hall, free, charged with breaking into Smith
's, and stealing a number of articles, including a coat belonging to Wm J Ferguson
, and bed quilt and two fumblers belonging to Albert, slave of Smith
, charged with stealing two blankets, one overcoat, four shirts, three pairs drawers, four pairs of socks, and a pair of overalls, belonging to Ann Tierney
and Thos Kelley
These were laid over until to day. The case of the negroes, charged with breaking into Burton
's and stealing a lot of groceries, was continued till Saturday.