--A large number of cases were disposed of by His Honor yesterday morning.
We select the following as of most importance:
James H. Moore
, Edward J. Murphy
, William Norval
and William C. Martin
, were arraigned on the charge of using threatening and abusive language towards the watchmen while they were in discharge of their legitimate duties.--The offence was fully made out, and the prisoners were therefore remanded for indictment by the Grand Jury
James E. Robinson
and Thaddeus A. R. Hopkins
, charged with stealing a valuable silver watch
from the store of John Lafitte
, on Sixth street, near the New Market
, were remanded for examination before the Hustings Court.
The charge against Isaac, slave of Thomas Boudar
, of breaking into the house of his master and stealing therefrom $5,000 worth of bacon and other articles, not being fully sustained, the accused was discharged.
, alias Hermann
, charged with the murder and robbery of Michael Rourke
, about the 6th of last December, was again up for a hearing yesterday.--Three days after the night of the assassination, Mr. Rourke
's watch — which it was known that he had about him during the earlier part of the night — was found in the possession of Elizabeth Dawson
, who proved that Morris
gave it to her during the progress of a ball, at which he was arrested by the police.
The accused was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court.
, charged with receiving a silver watch
from Frank Morris
, alias Hermann
, the property of Michael Rourke
, she well knowing that it was stolen, was discharged, she having established her innocence of any such knowledge.
Abner, slave of Francis Gathright
, was remanded for examination by the Hustings Court on the charge of breaking into William Palmer
's residence on the night of the 21st instant, and stealing two silver teapots, one silver coffee urn, four gallons of molasses, and a lot of bacon, soap, etc., valued at three thousand dollars, the property of Mr. Palmer
In Abner's house, as stated yesterday, the police afterwards found all the stolen goods, besides a sixteen-shooting rifle (ready charged), two revolving pistols, a sword, and a considerable quantity of ammunition.
Caroline, slave of Spencer Warring, the wife of Abner, was charged with receiving and having Mr. Palmer
's stolen articles, knowing them to have been stolen; she was also sent on for examination.
Jacob N. Hoeflich
, charged with permitting his slave woman to go at large, was fined fifty dollars.
A large number of negroes, found in an unlawful assembly, were ordered to be whipped.
A negro, slave of John Hill, named Allen
, was committed to jail as a runaway.