--In the absence of Mayor Mayo
yesterday morning, who was confined to his room by sickness, Recorder James K. Caskie
attended to the business before this Court.
The following cases were heard and promptly disposed of:
, slave of James H. Grant
and Robert, slave of Dr. Tucker
, were charged with being suspicious characters and running from the watchmen who made their arrest.
About two o'clock Sunday morning these parties, in company with several other negroes, were discovered by watchmen Blackburn
in the rear of G. R. Howard
's tailoring store, on 14th street, be tween Main and Franklin
, while in the act of breaking in, and on being pursued ran off in the direction of Council Chamber Hill
.--On reaching the summit of the hill Blackburn
caught up with Robert, while the others continued their fight, closely followed by watchmen Fabins and Marcellus Hicks
, who had by that time joined in the chase.
soon ran down and captured Alexander
but the one pursued by Fabins proved to be an ugly customer, and just as he was about catching him the fellow wheeled around and fired a pistol at him, (Hicks
,) the ball passing through the cape of his overcoat.
then knocked him down, but the fallow rolled over and over down the hill, and gaining his feet finally succeeded in getting away, leaving behind, however, the pistol (which is a superior Colt
's revolver) and an overcoat, in the pocket of which was a deed, conveying some property to his wife.
The fellow's name is Edward, and he belongs to W. W. Jones
, but has recently been employed in driving a wagon on the streets for Mr. Hillyard
and Robert, the parties arrested, were ordered to be whipped to the extent of the law.
William, slave of Samuel Moran
, was charged with stealing one chest of clothes valued at $50, from another negro; also, with trespassing upon the premises of Mrs. Rebecca A. Waymack
, and using insolent language towards her when ordered off. For the latter offence he was ordered to be whipped and the former, having, been committed beyond the corporate limit, was referred to the county magistrates for adjudication.
Reuben, slave of David Tucker
, charged with breaking into and entering the storehouse of John Bouncher
, and stealing therefrom two hundred dollars' worth of tobacco, pipes, &c. was, for want of sufficient evidence to convict him, discharged.
A. J. Wilson
and Andrew Nellum
were each required to give security for their good behavior, on the charge of severely beating three or four negro slaves.
, a half witted, but terribly had boy, who is up before the Mayor
about twice a week, was ordered thirty-nine lashes for stealing a pair of India
rubber boots, the property of Wm. T. Trueman