--Yesterday morning the Mayor
had a very full docket, but he himself seemed to be in working order and disposed of them in a very short time.
We give the following summary:
Martha and Ellen, slaves of Edward Marshall
and James Halsey
, were ordered to receive a severe whipping for trespassing upon the premises of the Third Baptist Church.
was examined upon the charge of stealing a shawl, valued at $150, from James McGehee
, proprietor of the Alabama Restaurant
, and sent on by the Mayor
for indictment by the Grand Jury
of the Hustings Court.
The accused was remanded to prison.
, a free negro in the employ of the Fredericksburg Railroad Company, was ordered to receive twenty-five lashes for stealing a piece of corned beef
from Mr. Bragg
, attached to that road.
The examination of the evidence against Robert, slave of Miss Mary Smith
, charged with being engaged in the robbery of about fifteen thousand dollars' worth of groceries, &c., from the Spotswood Hotel
, was postponed for a day or two, in order to obtain further witnesses against the accused.
Charles, Richard, Thomas
, and Robert, slaves, were called to answer the charge of entering the storeroom of Richard Reines
, on Wednesday night last, and stealing therefrom five barrels of flour, but on account of the absence of witnesses the case was postponed till Monday next.
Security was required of Richard Foster
, to prove that he is a free negro, and has, by accident, been caught in this city without a proper register.
In default of ball, he was committed to jail till his identify is made manifest.
After the examination of the evidence against John Cunningham
, charged with being a suspicious character and stealing from Mrs. Annie Munson
a pocket book containing about $90, the Mayor
sent him on to the May term of the Hustings Court for further trial.
Security was required and given by Charles Miller
, charged with assaulting and using abusive language towards Miss. Margaret Martin
, an employee in his bake shop.
John, in the employ of the Confederate States
, was ordered to be whipped for being out on the street after hours with an improper pass.
Miles R. Bohannon
was committed to prison to answer the charge of forging, on the 10th of March, a check, purporting to be signed by "B. Akins
& Son," of Lynchburg
, on the Farmers' Bank of Virginia
William, slave of George Duggins
, was ordered thirty nine lashes, on the strength of the evidence charging him with breaking into the store of John O'Niell
, some time since, and stealing therefrom five kegs of lard, valued at $750.
, charged with entering the store of Jerry Coughlin
with intent to commit a larceny, was ordered to receive twenty lashes.
The charge against Spencer
, slave of C. S. Kent
, of having a pass in his possession unendorsed, and also with having in his possession five teaspoons supposed to have been stolen, was continued for the want of important witnesses.
, slave of Frederick Bradley
, was committed to jail till such time as his master chose to call for him and prove his ownership.
was charged with using abusive and insulting language towards Mrs. Virginia Adams
; but, upon the case being called, the complainant failed to appear, and thereupon the case was dismissed.