--Miss Florence Rivers
, a cyprian, charged with stealing one breastpin, a flat, and an underskirt from Ann M. Myers
, appeared in Court gaily and nearly attired, and looking "as fresh as a rose," not withstanding a sojourn of about thirty six hours in the watch-house.
, when called to the witness' stand desired to withdraw the complaint, but the Mayor
intimated he did not do business that way, and swore her to "tell the truth, the whole truth," &c. She stated that while standing in her yard on 17th street Saturday evening, dressed to go out, Florence
approached her with a drawn knife, and threatening her life demanded the breastpin which she wore in her bosom, at the same time snatching it off and the flat from head.
She then went into the house and took from her trunk an underskirt and a valuable silk body, all of which she carried away with her. Myers
was not conscious of any cause she had given for the strange conduct of the prisoner, though she was a little intoxicated at the time.
Further proceedings in the case was postponed till this morning, and Florence
was committed to jail for her appearance.
was charged with being a person of evil fame, without any visible means of support, and associating and gambling with negroes.
was walking out on the suburbs of the city on Sunday evening, and just as he was wheeling around the corner of an enclosed lot his attention was attracted by the scampering in different directions of a number of negroes and one or two white boys, who, he afterwards had learnt, were engaged in a game of cards.
did not run, but from his associating with the crowd, it was his impression that he was a participant in the game.
The charge of being a person without any occupation (which, if proven, would of itself have subjected him to employment in the chain gang,) was denied by Mr. Crane
, counsel for the accused, who stated that he knew him to be engaged in business, for he himself had on several occasions purchased meal of him. Although the charge of gambling and vagrancy was not fully made out, yet His Honor was satisfied about Conley
's associating with negroes, and therefore required him to give security for his good behavior and to keep the peace for twelve months.
, a butcher in the Second Market
, was charged with buying pork from a countryman in the Second Market
and offering the same for sale, in violation of a market ordinance.
of the Market
, asserted that Sledd
bought a dressed hog from a cart at the Market
for $3 per pound, carried it immediately to his stall, where it was cut up and placed upon his stall for sale at $6 per pound, a very moderate advance of one hundred per cent. Before disposing of it, however, Mr Tyler
stepped up and took possession of it. Sledd
, finding himself in a tight place, stated that he had not bought the hog, but only took it to sell on commission.
Fifty dollars fine and confiscation of the meat was the decision in the case.
, charged with receiving twenty and buying five pounds of sugar from a negro man, knowing it to have been stolen, was fined $20. Robert B Smith
, from whom the article was taken, stated that the morning after his store was robbed, sometime in February last, he was informed a negro fellow had sold to Mrs
K. a lot of sugar.
He waited upon her to learn the facts, but she denied having done so; subsequently, however, when confronted by the negro, she acknowledged it.
, slave of Ann Newton
, and Patrick
, slave of Fanny Jones
, were charged with stealing a trunk of clothing, valued at $3,000, from Thomas Boyd
In neither case was the charge of robbery proved; but the testimony establishing the fact that an illicit trade had been carried on between them, they were ordered to be whipped.
H Plume was held to security for drunkenness and disorderly conduct in A J Berry's house, on the night of Sunday.
A further continuation was announced in the cases of Churchill
, slave of George Duggins
, and Dick
, slave of Mr Alvey
, charged with breaking into the store of Robert B Smith
, in February last, and stealing therefrom about $3,000 worth of groceries.
was charged with assaulting and beating Lewis
D Antelotti, on Sunday afternoon last; but in consequence of the absence of witnesses the case was postponed till to-morrow morning.