Mayor's Court, yesterday.
--In the absence of the Mayor
, Recorder James K. Caskie
The following is a summary of the cases brought up for adjudication:
Eliza, slave of Samuel Forsyth
, was charged with stealing ninety dollars in Confederate money from B. C. Brooks
The evidence being insufficient to convict the accused, she was discharged.
A small boy, named Charles Childress
, arrested in the Second Market
on Saturday morning for stealing onions from Dr. Wm. E. Anderson
, was discharged upon the condition that his father would take him home and administer a severe whipping upon him.
John and Mary Scott
, free negroes, were charged with stealing sixty dollars' worth of chickens from William Henry, also free.
The parties are next door neighbors, and the morning after the robbery blood was traced from Henry
's hen-house into the yard of the accused, which excited the suspicion that they were the thieves.
Search was made, but none of the stolen fowls were found.
did not deem the charge sustained, and thereupon discharged the accused.
William, slave of Wm. Winston
, charged with receiving a gold watch belonging to Martha Payne
, a free negro, knowing it to have been stolen, was demanded for examination before the Hustings Court.
The complainant testified that William's wife stole the watch, but she had since successfully eluded arrest.
Upon the person of the accused the time-piece was found, which he acknowledged was given to him by his wife.
Frank, slave of Wm. Granger
, was charged with being engaged in the fifteen hundred dollar robbery, on Saturday night, at the house of Terrance Roney
In order to procure the attendance of other witnesses the case was continued.
was fined for driving his stead in the streets at faster gait than the law allows.
Montolle, who understood the witness against him to testify that his horse was galloping, stated that it was a mistake; the animal was never known to go any other gait than pace, and on the occasion referred to "was not making over two-forty time." The law only specifies that horses and mules shall not be driven faster than eight miles per hour, and therefore it is immaterial in what manner you travel over that it is a violation of the ordinance.