--The following business was disposed of by the Mayor
, an Italian youth of fifteen, who keeps an apple stand on Main street near the Treasury building
, was charged with stabbing Edward J. Gentry
, a free negro, of about the same age.
The wounded negro did not appear in court.
A youth, named Catoni, stated that, on the previous evening, whilst he was at the stand of the accused, the negro (Gentry
) came by and used impertinent language towards the accused.
Accused told him to clear out, but he refused to do so. Accused went out and kicked him and drove him down the street; but he again returned, when the accused jerked up a large cheese-knife and made a heavy demonstration towards him. The knife struck the negro on the arm, inflicting a slight wound.
The negro then went off.
, of the night watch
, stated that, on the previous evening, Gentry
came to him with his arm bleeding, and said accused had stabbed him. Went around to accused's stall to see about it, when accused said he cut the negro because he came to his stall interfering with his business and would not go away when frequently warned.
The negro was larger than the accused.
dismissed the case.
with selling liquor without a license.
No witness appeared to substantiate the charge.
Policemen stated that accused was an old pauper, from the poor-house, and the complaint had been made against aim by a female pauper with whom he had been on intimate relations, but with whom he
had recently had a falling out. This case was also dismissed.
Solomon, slave of Mrs. Robert Nelson
, and Lewis
, slave of McKinney
, were charged with stealing a watch from A. T. Peebles
Solomon confessed that he had taken the watch and handed it to Lewis
, who carried it off. The confession was extorted from Solomon by Mr. Peebles
under a threat that he would thrash him if he did not tell the truth about the watch.
therefore threw out the confession; but hold on to the negroes for the present.