--The business before the Mayor
yesterday was soon disposed of. The following is a summary of the cases:
George A. Burrows
and Rodney W. McGowan
, members of Captain Smoot
's light artillery company, from Alexandria
, were charged with obtaining, under false pretences, a box containing sixteen hundred pounds of provisions.
The evidence was conclusive against the accused; but, in order to procure the attendance of a Mrs. Fitzgerald
, from whose house the box was taken, upon presentation of a forged order, the Mayor
recommitted the prisoners for a further hearing this morning.
, charged with disloyalty, was discharged.
His offence consisted in refusing to take Confederate money for articles sold at his store, which, the Mayor
stated, was not an offence against the Commonwealth
A negro, slave of Robert C. Sutton, Jr.
, was charged with stealing a fur robe
, the property of Dr. James Bolton
The case was continued till to-day.
A fine of twenty dollars was imposed upon William H. Tyler
for permitting his negro driver to violate an ordinance by driving across the sidewalk.