--In the absence of the Mayor
, Saturday, Recorder James K. Caskie
officiated, disposing of the business before him in a prompt and business like manner.
The first case called was that of a complaint against Timothy Costello
, who, for some time back, has been regarded as an idle, dissolute person, and was believed to be a deserter from the Confederate army.
's mother, the only witness in his favor, claimed that her son was in no degree subject to military duty; he was two years old before she brought him from Ireland
, and had never exercised the franchise of a citizen.
As to his being of suspicious character, there was no proof against him, and she defied any one to successfully arraign him on that ground.
showed a disinclination to acknowledge the right of Costello
's exemption on the plus of non-citizen, ship, and announced his determination to refer that matter to the enrolling officer.--Policeman Granger
, who made the arrest, was thereupon directed to take the prisoner to Capt. Coke
John H. Britton
, charged with stealing an overcoat and a silk handkerchief from E. T. Maynard
, a few nights since, was examined.
The evidence telling to substantiate the assertion, he was set at liberty.
A negro man, named Robert, the property of Dr. Wm. B. Pleasants
, was then arraigned on the charge of enticing Ellen, a negro woman belonging to Judge John Wright
, of Tennessee
, to abscond and also inducing her to steal a valuable lot of jewelry and wearing apparel
belonging to Mrs. Wright
In consequence of the absence of witnesses only a partial examination was gone into.--Judge
W., who is a member of the Confederate Congress from Tennessee
, arrived in Richmond
at the opening of that body bringing with him his wife and servant.
A short time after his arrival his wife missed several fine dresses and a valuable assortment of jewelry, valued at between $30,000 and $40,000. Immediately after losing these articles the negro girl Ellen absconded, and she has not been heard of since.
Robert disappearing at the same time, suspicion rested upon him that he had enticed her off, and that their intention was to leave the State
. --Robert was a servant at the Ballard House
, and was very attentive to Ellen.
She was a a very likely girl, and could readily pass off for white.
continued the examination till this morning, in order that the Mayor
might dispose of the matter.
, a negro woman, charged with interrupting a white woman on the street, was ordered to appear before His Honor this morning for his decision on the matter.
, broked as the person who robbed a man named Juan Garz
, some time since, was called, but owing to the absence of his accuser the trial was postponed till to-day.