--A number of trifling cases were docketed in the Mayor's Court
on Saturday; but, owing to the absence of witnesses, and a demand for his services about other matters of more importance to our citizens, His Honor declined transacting any business, and accordingly recommitted the prisoners to jail till this morning.
Before vacating his seat, however, he summoned his officers, both day and night, around him, and after referring to a report which had come to his cars that one of them, while acting as guard on the street, had released a man who had no pass upon treating him to a drink of liquor, lectured them in severe terms, concluding by declaring his purpose, if the offender can be found out, to immediately dismiss him from the position which he has so much disgraced and also to make him answer the charge of bribery in a criminal prosecution.
All of them who were present indignantly denied the charge; and for the credit of the city, as well as for the respectability of the police department of Richmond
, it is to be hoped that the report is without foundation.
In the Confederate
and Hustings Courts nothing was done, Judges Halyburton
having adjourned them over till affairs become more settled around the city.