--There were almost as many rough-looking prisoners in this court yesterday morning as there used to be in the old garroting times of sixty-two.
The attendance of Mayor's-Court lawyers was also large.
We mention the most interesting cases:
, slave of Gideon Garber
, was charged with stealing sixty-six grain bags from the Confederate States
; and Robert Collins
, Thomas Collins
, and Richard Dungie
, were charged with receiving the said bags.
said he arrested the negroes on Cary street, on Saturday night, with the bags.
was with them, but had no bags.
The negroes with the bags said they had bought them from Tazewell
From the testimony of other witnesses, it appeared that Tazewell
belonged to Mr. Garber
, in this city; that the other negroes were marketmen, of good character, who had come to the city on Saturday morning. Three negro witnesses proved that Tazewell
had sold the others the bags at three dollars apiece.
was ordered thirty-nine, the rest ten lashes apiece, for trading with a slave.
, a deserter, was sent to the provost-marshal
, slave of Thomas Miflin Ladd
, and Thomas
, slave of C. J. Paleske
, were charged with stealing three bushels of corn and three of wheat from some person unknown; and Mrs. Louisa Horseapple
was charged with receiving the same.
It was proved that the negroes were seen to carry the grain into Mrs. Horseapple
's store, near the Second Market
, from Mr. Paleske
Watchman Froner and officers Jenkins
went in and brought the corn out. Mrs. Horseapple
at first said there was no corn there; but, on its being found, said a man had asked permission to leave it there for a short time.
The corn appeared, by comparing it with samples, to have been stolen from Mr. Paleske
.--The negroes were ordered to be whipped.
, who was a young and good-looking German woman, whose husband was stated to be "in Europe
," was held to bail for her appearance before the Mayor
, Tenth Virginia battalion, was sent on to the Hustings Court for breaking into the house of Anne Thomas
, on Cary street, and stealing from Harry Dilkes
, of the Caskie Rangers
, his clothing (greatcoat and boots included), his gold watch and chain, and about $900 in money.
While Dilkes was asleep in a room in Anne Thomas
's, the window of the room was cut through and a clean sweep of his clothing and effects made.
All the stolen property, even unto the boots, were found upon Jones
when arrested two days afterwards on the Central
and Barney O'Neil
were charged with garroting John Stokes
and robbing him of eighty-two dollars, a neck handkerchief and a hat.
, a paroled prisoner, a soldier of a Louisiana regiment, gave a clear account of his robbery.
He stated that, last Monday night, he went to the Louisiana Wayside Home
, and there he met with the prisoners, who took him down to a bar-room near the market.
wanted him to play cards; but, on his declining, knocked him under a bagatelle table
He got up and went out, and prisoners followed him. O'Neil
took hold of his arm, and Johnson
and another came up behind him. Johnson
put his arm round his neck and bent him back and took his money out of his pocket.
The other man took his hat off his head and his handkerchief off his neck.
The other man asked, "Has he got any boots on"? Johnson
replied, "No, the d — d son of a — ain't got any boots." The thieves then ran off and left him.
testified that, on the night of the alleged robbery, Stokes
and the prisoners were in his tavern.
They got into a row about a game of cards, and he put them out. Soon after, Stokes
came back, saying the prisoners had robbed him.
stated, that when he arrested Johnson
he had in his pocket bogus detective papers.
The prisoners were sent on to the Hustings Court. Mr. Toomey
was fined thirty dollars for selling liquor without a license.
A soldier, named Conners
, came forward and said, that when Johnson
was brought out of Castle Thunder he had stolen his coat.
Got permission to follow him up here, and found the coat on Johnson