--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
was acquitted; Robinson
was convicted and sentenced to twelve months confinement in the city jail.
was also tried in three other cases for stealing cloth from Chiles
, 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.
, 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.
, charged with stealing ten pounds of tallow, was sentenced to sixty days confinement in the city jail.
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.
and R. W. McGowan
, charged with forging the name of Andrew J. Duncan
, and obtaining provisions thereon, was tried and acquitted.
, 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.