Mayor's court, yesterday.
--The continued case of John Klos
, charged with assaulting and beating Mary, his wife, was again taken up. The only witness examined was Charles Bayly
, at whose house Mrs. Klos
lived before her marriage.
The witness stated that after Klos's wife had been dead a couple of weeks, he made the acquaintance of Mary, and immediately proposed marriage to-her.
Some few days elapsed before the parties fully decided to live together, sometimes one party objecting and then the other.
Finally, however, they got married; but three days afterwards Klos called in the witness and intimated doubts as to her chastity.
As to his beating Mrs. Klos
, he (the witness) knew nothing of it. It was understood, however, that Klos had ordered her to leave his house, in consequence of which a personal collision might have ensued.
The case was further continued till this morning.
was summoned to show cause why he should not be fined for permitting a negro infant to lie unburied on his lot for three days, and then to order its burial in an alley adjoining his premises.
The charge of negligence in keeping the corpse out of the ground an unreasonable length of time Mr. Cary
emphatically denied; but acknowledged that it had been buried upon his own premises, in excuse for which proceedings he plead ignorance of the law, and that the infant was still-born.
, having had the body disinterred and rebuffed, required Mr. Cary
to pay the expense attending the same.
No other fine was imposed upon him; but he was admonished that a similar offence would be visited with severer punishment.
was charged with assaulting and beating Mary Signiago
in her own house.
's son testified that the accused came into his mother's house to purchase a box of matches, and because she would not let him have it without first receiving the money, he abused and beat her outrageously.
The absence of witnesses for the defence secured a continuation of the case till this morning.
The following negroes were ordered to be whipped: Emanuel
, a slave, charged with stealing a bag of copperas and several pounds of resin; Jacob and Ellett
, slaves, and Dick Drew, free, for drunken and boisterous conduct in the street, speaking disrespectfully of the Mayor
, etc.; and Reuben, for illegally purchasing Irish potatoes, and running from Mr. Tyler
, clerk of the Second Market