--On Saturday, the following cases were disposed of by the Mayor
, a white woman, charged with receiving twenty-nine Colt
's pistols, the property of the Confederate States
, knowing them to have been stolen, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court.
The continued case of Peter V. Mervin
and Hampton Allen
, charged with committing a rape upon the person of Mrs. Henrietta Vance
, was taken up and disposed of. Mrs. Vance
's evidence was to the effect that Allen
, with whom she was acquainted, came to her house on the evening of the occurrence in company with Mervin
, whom she did not know; that Mervin
seized her and threw her upon the stairs, and there committed the outrage upon her person, holding his hand over her mouth in order to silence her cries.--Dr. Thomas Pollard
testified that, upon an examination of the person of the plaintiff, he found her very much bruised, and had evident marks of having been the victim, by force of violence, of the deed alleged to have been committed.--For the defence, a lady, whose store is under Vance
's residence, stated that, although in her store at the time, she heard no evidence of a noise or struggle overhead when the affair is said to have been perpetrated.--There being no evidence that Allen
was implicated, he was discharged.
His Honor remanded Mervin
for examination before the Hustings Court.
John a. Jeter
was charged with ejecting, by force and violence, Mrs. Nathalie Dowell
from her lodging-room in the Exchange Hotel building
The case was continued on account of the absence of witnesses.
and Mrs. L. Henser
were separately charged with purchasing five barrels of apples to sell again.
The case being fully made out against them, they were each fined fifty dollars, and compelled to turn over the fruit as confiscated property.
was fined fifty dollars for purchasing wood from the city wood yard and offering it for sale again.
A number of negroes, charged with going at large, stealing, and other trivial offences, were ordered to be whipped.