held his Court yesterday morning, and disposed of the following cases:
John Ryan alias Michael Sweeney
, charged with feloniously assaulting and robbing Jas Kelley
, of one gold ring, valued at $50, and $200 in Confederate notes, appeared to answer the complaint, and the testimony proving the guilt of the party, he was sent on for examination before the Hustings Court.
A soldier named Lewis T. Steed
, was charged with stealing from Lewis Antelotti
, on Tuesday last, one decanter of apple brandy
, estimated to be worth $40. The evidence of Mr. Antelotti
proved that Steed came into his restaurant, near the Central
depot, and after inquiring as to the time the Yankees
would reach Richmond
, remarked that he "wished the Yankees
would come and take the d — d old town." He (Antelotti) turned off without making any reply, and soon after Steed left.
That evening he was found with the bottle of brandy in his pocket, which Antelotti recognized as his own, when he had him arrested.
The accused stated to the Mayor
that he was a member of Rodes
's division, Battle
's brigade, and being in the city he got on a spree.
As to the testimony against him, given by Antelotti, he was afraid it was true, for when under the influence of liquor he did not know what he did. Hearing this, and discovering a spirit of candor in his statement, he was ordered by His Honor to proceed to his regiment.
The charge against a white man named Henry Hicks
, of having in his possession one white and one gray shirt, and a door lock, supposed to have been stolen, was continued till this morning.
The charge against John.
, white, of unlawfully and by for entering the house of Mary Collins
, and taking possession thereof, will be examined by the Mayor
A youth, named Richard Wynant
, charged with entering the store house of N. T. Pate
and stealing twelve bottles of champagne, valued at $250; twelve bottles of claret wine, worth $200; twelve bottles of Scotch whiskey
, valued at $200; five gallons of rye whiskey, held at $300; and one bag of coffee, valued at $1,500 was called to the stand; but owing to the absence of witnesses, both for the accused and the Commonwealth
, the case was adjourned over till this morning.
, slave of Wm. F. Adcock
, arrested on the charge of being a suspicious person and having a pass in his possession with the signature of B. F. Jordan
attached to it, was called up. The evidence proved that during the raid made on Tuesday afternoon last in the upper part of the house over Mahoney
& McGchee's office, on Main street, between 9th and 10th, by Major Turner
's guard, in search of Yankee officers, James
, taking the alarm which the other occupants of the house did, jumped out of a back window on to the shed next door, and breaking through a skylight landed into the chamber of Mrs. Reese
, who was absent at the time.
On being asked permission by the officer to search her room Mrs
. R. readily gave up the key, that the door to it might be unlocked.
Upon trying the key, however, it was found that the door had been locked on the inside, and the duplicate key was left in the lock.
This alarmed Mrs
. R. very much, and at her request the door was forced open, when, on search being made, there was found behind some trunks in one end of the room the negro boy Jim, stretched out at full length.
He seemed much frightened, and gave as his excuse for taking refuge where he had, that, having heard the firing of a pistol, he supposed it was the determination of the raiders to kill all whom they found, and he therefore took that means of saving his life.
At the conclusion of the evidence the Mayor
His Honor partially heard the evidence in the case of a colored boy named Henry, slave of John Jones
, of Alabama
, charged with attempting to leave the city on the Fredericksburg
cars, without a proper pass permitting him to do so, and afterwards adjourned his decision in the matter till the 19th inst.
. Malichi. Tom, Daniel
, Jim, Albert, and William, free negroes and slaves, charged with having assembled at the house of Patrick McNenna
, near the City Alms-house
, on Tuesday night, without proper passes, were heard in their defence and ordered to be discharged.
A similar disposition was made of the charge preferred against Milly, slave of Mrs. Eliza Mosby
, of going about the streets after hours without a pass.