--On Saturday last, the following cases were disposed of by the Mayor
, charged with burglariously entering the dwelling house of Turpin
and stealing there from one carpet-bag
and clothing, valued at five hundred dollars, the property of A. B. Woolfolk
, was sent on for examination before the Hustings Court.
Melissa Palmateur, a young white girl, well known to the police of the city, was up for a hearing on the charge of stealing four hundred and fifty dollars from Bickerton W. Saunders
On Friday last, while Mr. Saunders
was standing in front of A. P. Brown
's commission store, on Cary street, he was approached by Melissa
, who asked for alms.
He gave her five dollars, and then put his note-book, containing eleven hundred dollars, back into his side coat pocket.
The accused hung around for some time, while Mr. Saunders
was engaged in conversation with a negro boatman.
She then went away, and in a few minutes afterwards Mr. Saunders
observed a one hundred dollars bill hanging out of his pocket, which aroused his suspicions, and upon examination, he found that he had lost four hundred and fifty dollars. Suspecting the accused, he sought the assistance of the city police, who went in pursuit of, and soon after arrested her. She at first denied the charge, but subsequently confessed her guilt and gave up three hundred and fifty dollars, which, she said, was all she had taken.
remanded her for examination before the Hustings Court.
, charged with steeling a brass mouth-piece of an engine, belonging to Allis Rix
, was ordered to be whipped.
was charged with assaulting and beating a little girl, the daughter of Catherine Burns
Upon investigation, it turned out that the difficulty was the result of one of those family fends in which both parties were equally at fault, and the Mayor
, therefore, dismissed the matter.
Two negroes; named George, slave of F. Fore
, charged with having a watch in his possession which was stolen from Simon
, slave of David McDaniel
, and John Morse
, charged with stealing a pair of shoes from Newton
, a slave, were ordered to be whipped.
After disposing of one or two other cases of a trivial character, the Mayor
vacated his seat.