--The business before this Court yesterday morning presented very little which could afford any interest to the public.
The cases were mostly of a frail character, and the parties accused in the main negroes and drunken loafers.
We give a summary.
E. L. Gaston
, a white man was arraigned for being drunk and disorderly and trespassing on the premises of Col. Wm. H. Fry
His punishment was a fine of one dollar.
Peter, slave of Williams
, was arrested and caged on Wednesday night for being without a pass and having in his possession a flat iron supposed to have been stolen.
He was ordered ten lashes.
A most disgusting looking specimens of the , who gave his name as Juares Scott
, and who said that he was from Houston
, but at present was quartered at Camp Lee, was arraigned on the charge of an indecent exposure of his person in the street, the extent of which should have entitled him to an indefinite term in the chain-gang and to be fed on the communed fare.
This creative represented himself as a fair specimen of a free white Yankee, and said that he was captured and brought to this city.
From Springfield, Illinois
, for which place he should return in a short time.
Why he has been permitted to roam at large did not appear before the 4th and certainly it is a subject which needs inquiring into.
Several slits in and patches chipped from his ears excited some curiosity from the crowd, and many were the surmises as to the causes which led to these disfigurations.
The case was continued to the 23d instant.
A negro named Jackson
, the property of Hubbard
, was arraigned on the charge of receiving a saddle valued at fifty dollars, belonging to Wm. Ira Smith
, knowing the same to have been stolen.
The case was continued to the 22d Elijah, a slave, for selling the saddle to Jackson
which he had stolen from Mr. Smith
, was remanded to jail till the same time.
The case against Martin
, a negro belonging to Dr. Jennings
, residing near Richmond
, for aiding negroes to escape to the Yankees
, was, according to adjournment, again brought before the Mayor
Earnest efforts were made to have him discharged on the ground that he was a negroid did not know that he was committing any wrong in what he did; but the Mayor
, very wisely as we think, took a different view of the matter and decided to send the accused on to the next term of the Hustings Court.
Bail was asked and granted for the negro in the sum of $1,500.
Frank, slave of C. P. Burruss
Oscar, slave of Benj. Beard
; and Charles, Frank, Jane, and Frances, whose owners were not known, were up on the charge of stealing two cords of wood from Mr. James E. Moore
The case was made out against them, and they were each (with the exception of Charles who was bailed to appear) ordered to be whipped — the men to receive 30 lashes, the women 15.
, a white man, said to be a Yankee deserter, was charged with stealing a home from C. T. Gunter
Partial owner-ship of the animal in dispute was claimed by Schwartz
, who said he could produce a receipt to that effect; but, falling to do so on the spot, the Mayor
decided that further evidence in the case should be taken before the Hustings Court, and remanded the prisoner to jail till the next sitting of that body.
, slave of James Chesnut
, of Columbia, S. C.
, was arrested as a supposed runaway.
His case will again come up on the 29th inst.