--On Saturday the following cases claimed the attention of the Mayor
James E. Robertson
, the young man noticed in our Saturday's issue as having been arrested on the charge of stealing two pieces of dry goods
from Messrs. Chiles
, was up for a hearing.
A member of the firm testified that the accused came to the store twice that morning before committing the theft; that on his third visit he slipped the goods under his overcoat, and was in the act of leaving, when a servant in the employ of the witness called attention to his conduct; whereupon the prisoner was taken to the back part of the store and searched.
The stolen goods were found buttoned up under his overcoat.
was sent on for indictment by the Grand Jury
Before leaving the bar, Robertson
was again arraigned on the charge of stealing a piece of light cassimere goods from the store of Alfred Tolleson
testified that, while executing a search warrant in the prisoner's room, at the house of his father-in-law, he found a new ladies' cloak
, made up from goods resembling that which had been stolen from Mr. Tolleson
Upon inquiry, the witness ascertained that the prisoner, who has been married only three or four weeks, had made his wife a present of the cloth, and she had made it up into a cloak.
At first the accused stated that he bought the cloak pattern at auction, and that was all he had of it; but, upon searching further, another lot of the same piece was found.
identified the goods as some which had been stolen from his store about the 31st of December last, and said that he had lost a great many articles before.
The accused was also remanded in this case for indictment, making three charges of a like character now pending against him before the Grand Jury
of the Hustings Court.
Israel, slave of Henry Bruin
, and Jordan
, slave of Georgiana Charters, were charged with stealing two quarters of fresh beef and a lot of pork, valued at two thousand five hundred dollars, the property of the Confederate States
The beef was stolen from the meat-house on Broad street, which was broken open by the parties who committed the robbery.
In the house of a negro woman, slave of Richard Taliaferro
, a portion of the meat was afterwards found.
The evidence against the accused was of the strongest character; but, owing to the absence of other parties supposed to be involved in the transaction, the further prosecution of the matter was postponed till to-day.
Nathan, slave of Madison Macon
, charged with stealing a trunk containing a quantity of clothing, the property of Captain T. M. Semmes
, was ordered to be whipped.
A charge against James Smith
, of assaulting and beating his wife, was dismissed, it having been shown that the disturbance was caused by Mrs. Smith
, who was somewhat under the influence of liquor.
The continued case of Frank Morris
, alias Frank Herman
, charged with the murder and robbery of Michael Rouke
, was called up; but, from the same cause, which heretofore necessitated its postponement, the prisoner was recommitted to prison for his appearance to answer on the 23d instant.
, charged with receiving a silver watch
, the property of Michael Bouke
, deceased, knowing that it was stolen from Rouke
on the night of his murder, was bailed to answer that offence on the 23d instant.