--On Saturday the following business claimed the Mayor
Wm. M. Emery
, a wounded soldier from the 11th Virginia regiment, was charged with stealing a bottle of whiskey from John Buras, and David T. Courtney
, member of the 25th Virginia regiment, with assaulting Capt. James B. Pleasants
, while in the discharge
of his duty.
P. was present at Burns
's when Emery
, in company with Courtney
, came in and bargained for a bottle of whiskey, which he walked off with without settling for. As was his duty to do, Capt. Pleasants
followed and arrested Emery
, whereupon Courtney
stepped up and demanded his comrade's release, at the same time striking the officer over the eye with his fist.
administered some wholesome advice to the prisoners, and then directed that they should be taken before the Provost Marshal
Edward, slave of Mrs. Mary Cross
, was charged with receiving fourteen bushels of corn and sixty-four bushels of bran, the property of the Confederate States
, one barrel of whiskey, one lot of corn, a quantity of sugar, two bags of salt, two bags of flour, two bags of wheat, three bags of meal, one box of candles, and $1,095 in money, the property of some person unknown.
The evidence in this case having already been made public, it is unnecessary to repeat it. The corn belonging to the Government
and the barrel of whiskey, which was identified as the property of James T. Butler
& Co., were turned over to their owners; but the rest of the articles will in a few days be given to the needy poor of the city, unless some person can establish the ownership of it. Edward was remanded for further examination before the Hustings Court.
, former restaurant keeper on 6th street, was reported for purchasing sixteen dozen eggs in the Second Market
to sell again.
plead in excuse that he had a great many boarders to feed, and that the eggs were intended for his own use; but it being well known that he kept a grocery and offered eggs for sale there, his story was not credited by the Mayor
, and he was therefore fined $25 for the offence.
His Honor informed Kirk
that he nor any other man had a right to go into the public market places and buy up such a large quantity of eggs in these times of scarcity.