previous next

Hustings Court.

--The following cases were tried before this court on Saturday:

James E. Robinson and Thaddeus A. R. Hopkins, charged with stealing a silver watch from John A. Lafitte. Hopkins was acquitted; Robinson was convicted and sentenced to twelve months confinement in the city jail.

Robinson was also tried in three other cases for stealing cloth from Chiles & Chenery, Beers " Spillman, and Alfred Tolleson. In the two first the jury brought in a verdict of guilty; the last case was dismissed upon the failure of the jury to agree upon a decision.

William Robinson, charged with stealing shoes and a trunk from John B. Simms, was convicted, and his punishment assessed at two days imprisonment in the city jail.

The jury, in the case of William H. Harrison, charged with stealing bed clothing from Henry C. Kizer, brought in a verdict of guilty, and assessed his punishment at two days confinement in the city jail.

James Frayser, charged with stealing ten pounds of tallow, was sentenced to sixty days confinement in the city jail.

Francis Leydny was declared guilty of stealing clothes from George Gunther and -- Guvenator, and sentenced to thirty days imprisonment in the city prison in each case.

Peter V. Meledes was tried upon the charge of committing a rape upon Mrs. Henrietta Vance, and the evidence being insufficient to convict the accused, he was discharged.

Edmond Burrows and R. W. McGowan, charged with forging the name of Andrew J. Duncan, and obtaining provisions thereon, was tried and acquitted.

Charles Euker, D. J. McCormack, J. H. Shuman and John F. Chambers, were each fined sixty dollars and costs of prosecution for selling liquor without a license.

Charles and Elizabeth Everett, charged with receiving stolen goods belonging to Dr. R. A. Harris, knowing them to have been stolen, were acquitted.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.

hide Places (automatically extracted)

View a map of the most frequently mentioned places in this document.

Download Pleiades ancient places geospacial dataset for this text.

hide Display Preferences
Greek Display:
Arabic Display:
View by Default:
Browse Bar: