--The attention of His Honor was occupied yesterday morning in considering the following cases:
James R. Shumaker
, a young man wearing a cavalry uniform, charged with having in his possession a horse, supposed to have been stolen from some person unknown, was sent on for examination before the Hustings Court. Officer Jenkins
, who arrested the prisoner, Stated that about three weeks since, in executing a search warrant for a coddle and bridle, which it was alleged he had stolen, they found the horse in question, and not being fully satisfied of Shumaker
's right to the animal, he (Jenkins
) took charge of him till proper ownership could be established.
Stephen M. Fisher
testified that Shumaker
brought the horse to his mother, and asked if he could be put in her stable for a short while, as he had no where to keep him, Capt. Maynard
having declined accommodations any longer at the Government stables
The prisoner, Fisher
said, claimed to be a courier Jer Gen. Mahone
, and to have purchased the animal from the captain of his company.
George Drew, a free negro, but who has every appearance of being a while man, was heard upon the charge of stealing four cows from Dr. Francis H. Deane
. Officer Granger
arrested Drew on Monday morning and testified that when asked to explain how he came to steal the cows, the prisoner said they had been given him by Granville Mentelle
, who promised to give him $300 if he succeeded in selling them.
He was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court.
Horace Oven, charged with stealing $45 from Mary E. Trainum
, was discharged on account of his extreme youth, and for the went of a house of correction in which to confined juvenile offenders.
of Wm. Wyatt
, charged with stealing articles of jewelry from Joseph was ordered to be whipped.
Robert was a free negro boy, was also published all the stripes for throwing stones at persons streets, and being a general nuisance in the neighborhood in which he lives.--The Mayor
also required security for his future good behavior.
W. S. Corkery
was charged with selling liquor by the drink, at his bar room in the Spotswood Hotel
. Officer Moore
, who made the complaint, saw a gentleman drink at the Spotswood bar, and on inquiring of him what it was, he drank, he was told that it was brandy.
In order to procure the attendance of this person the case was continued till Saturday.
Wm. I. Hill
, charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct in the street, was committed to prison for want of security for better behavior.