--The cases before the Mayer yesterday were few in number and of very trivial character.
His Honor was not long in disposing of them.
was summoned to show cause why he should not be fined for permitting a cord of wood to remain in the street in front of his residence for several days just.
acknowledged the existence of the nuisance, but denied that it belonged to him. The Mayor
then ordered his officers to have the wood hauled away and sold for the benefit of the city treasury, if no owner could be found for it.
A white man, named Andrew J. Sheppard
, was made to pay a fine of $1 as a punishment for indulging too freely in "read-eye" whiskey, and trespassing upon the premises of J. Dooley
A soldier, named Thomas Boister
, arraigned for drunkenness and interfering with persons in the street, was sent to the Provost Marshal
under an escort of one of the Mayer
A does of twenty lashes was ordered to be bestowed upon the hare back of Albert, slave of Haxall
. "Co., caught with a bushel and a half of wheat which he had stolen from the mill of his owners.
A similar punishment was inflicted upon a negro man named Champion, belonging to the same parties, for the same offence.
, claiming to be a free negro from Petersburg
, but without proper papers, was committed to jail till proper evidence could be obtained establishing the truth of his asseverations.