Mayor's Court, yesterday.
was charged with receiving six knives and forks, the property of the C S Government, knowing the same to have been stolen.
, a C S detective, who had been employed to ferret out the robbery, heard that Mrs Whitehurst
had them in her house, and on going there was informed by her that she had some resembling those which had been lost, but that they had been left there by a negro man for her to keep till he could return from another part of the city, where he had some business to attend to. Detective Turner
also stated that he arrested the negro boy, and learned from him that Mrs Whitehurst
bought the knives and forks.
She was to pay him $30 for them, and had given him a part of the money on account.
The accused was balled for her appearance before the Hustings Court.
Another charge was preferred against Mrs Whitehurst
, of receiving a diamond breastpin, the property of Lt Col Nilligan, of the 1st Louisiana regiment, knowing it to have been stolen.
Some time since Col Nilligan was wounded, and started from this city for Mobile
On the way to Wilmington
, in the cars, he fell asleep, and while in this state his breastpin was stolen from his scarf.--Suspicion rested upon a young man named Whitehurst
, son of the accused, who was occupying a seat beside him on the train; but before search was made he managed to escape.
Subsequently the pin has been seen in the possession of Whitehurst
, as well as his mother, who, it is alleged, received it through jailor Hall
, from her son, who is a prisoner.
In order to procure the attendance of important witnesses, the case was continued till this morning, and the accrued admitted to bail for her appearance.
, a red-headed man, with the physiognomy of an Englishmen, was fined $10, and held to security for his good behavior, on the charge of throwing stones at children in the street.
was drunk at the time he committed the offence.
was charged with stealing seven pounds of bacon from Mrs Susan Needham
The evidence in this case fully established the guilt of the accused, and the Mayor
rent her on for examination; but, subsequently, becoming very much annoyed by the crying of a child which she hold in her arms, he reconsidered his decision and discharged her, with instructions instantly to leave the Court
, the negro man in whose room a large amount of dry goods
, stolen from M L Jacobson
, were found, was, after examination of witnesses, ordered to be whipped, and then committed for further trial before the Hustings Court.
had, at a previous examination before the Mayor
, been remanded to the Hustings Court; but, upon the solicitation of counsel, who thought he had discovered a witness who would prove his innocence, the first decision was suspended, and the case given another hearing.
Instead, however, of a second hearing of the case altering His Honor's decision, the prisoner will not only have to stand an examination before the Hustings Court, but has received a whipping besides.
The following negroes were whipped for offences alleged against them: Wm. B. Smith
, for having a bag of onions in his possession, supposed to have been stolen; George, slave, for stealing a pair of shoes from some person unknown; and James, slave of Robert Oliver
, charged with stealing a pot of butter, containing six pounds, in the Second Market
, the property of Hm. Mary Smith
Batter, Jacob, John and Addison
, slaves, were charged with having in their possession four flannel shirts, one pair of linen pants, several pocket handkerchiefs
, four pocked knives, a pieces of domestic, one black silk wrapping, &c., which they had stolen from M. L. Jacobson
's store a couple of weeks since.
Detective Westherford, who arrested the above parties stated that he found the enumerated article about equally divided among them.
For further testimony the was continued till this morning.
Gotegry, slave of John Berths charged with stealing a horse worth $500, the property of the Confederate States
, was, owing to the insufficiency of the evidence, discharged.
, a free negro, charged with having in his possession a side of sole leather, supposed to have been stolen, was also discharged.