--In the absence of the Mayor
from this Court yesterday morning Recorder James K. Caskie
The cases disposed of were few and of an uninteresting character.
We append a list:
Mary O'donald alias Mary Moran
, Ann Brannan
, and Patrick Brannan
, appeared, according to adjournment from Wednesday, to answer the charge of keeping a disorderly and ill-governed house on 18th street, between Main and Cary. According to the testimony of one of the witnesses this trio have been notorious for the disreputable manner in which they have conducted themselves for some time back, the whole decalogue of crime, from murder down to drunken rows, having been enacted upon their premises.
The owner of the property occupied by them is a watchman at some of the public buildings, and testified that, when complained to a few days since by the neighbors about the disorderly character of these people, he immediately called on them to ascertain the truth of the charge, and, to his surprise, found "one man dead drunk on the floor, another with just load enough aboard to keep him from falling out of a chair, while still another was endeavoring to support himself in a standing position in the middle of the floor, being hardly able to do so."--Seeking out Mrs. Moran
, the woman to
whom he rented the house, he reminded her of her promise to conduct it upon principles of propriety and good order, and desired her, in view of this delinquency, to procure another habitation.
To this she demurred, and informed her landlord that she then had possession and "no such d — d Dutch
rascal should put her out." It was from this cause that complaint was made.
Mr. George Delaney Wootten
, counsel for the accused, at the conclusion of this testimony, arose and desired a long list of witnesses for the defence to be called over, but, the first one who came forth testifying more against than for his , he was informed simultaneously by all of the accused that he had summoned the wrong party.
appeared a little abashed at this mistake, but soon recovered himself, and ordered the officer to proceed with the call of his witnesses.
, however, reminded him that the Brannans and Mrs. Moran
had several times before been up for bad conduct, and be did not think their case could be improved by further examination.
was then informed that be would be bound over in the sum of $500, and a former recognizance entered into by him was declared forfeited.
was required to give security in the sum of $200 for her good behavior.
Both of these parties failing to give ball they were committed to prison.
, a name woman belonging to William , was arraigned on the charge of stealing from some three silk dresses, one cloak, and one coat, valued at $100. A lady, named Mrs. Sweeny
appeared and identified one of the dresses-in the negro's basket as belonging to her. Dicey
had called upon her on several occasions and offered dresses for sale, which she had always declined purchasing; but, upon her statement that she had been in the habit of selling various articles of clothing for different ladies in the city, she (Mrs.
S.) had given her the dress which she found in her basket to sell.
The accused stated to the Recorder
that she could prove that all the articles in her possession were given her to sell, when in consideration of the fact that such things are of common occurrence, further examination into the matter was postponed till to-day.
The examination of John Jalser
, charged with assaulting and beating charles Walsh
in his own house, and conducting himself in a disorderly manner in the street, on Wednesday afternoon last, was continued till this morning.
A negro-man, named George, slave of William Downey
, was charged with stealing, on Wednesday last, about $200 worth of clothing from Daniel
, the property of E. A. J. Clopton
The evidence not sustaining the charge, George was acquitted.
Another charge was preferred against the same negro (George) of stealing from a room occupied by Sam, slave of George A. Hundley
, one watch and chain.
This offence being proved, he was ordered 39 lashes.
Andrew E. Fitzpatrick
, charged with shooting a gun in the corporation, was dismissed with an admonition never to do so again.