--From among the numerous cases before the Mayor
on Saturday we notice the following:
, charged with harboring a slave of Henry Harvey
, was committed to jail for want of security for his good behavior.
The case of Delilah Mack
, charged with breaking into the house of Caroline Mack
, and taking therefrom certain articles not rightfully her property, and Richard, slave of Delilah Mack
, charged with trespassing upon the premises of Caroline Mack
, and aiding said Delilah Mack
to break into the house of Caroline Mack
, was taken up, and after a partial examination, was further continued till Monday.
Two boys, named Jefferson Childrey
and Mike McDonald
, were charged with breaking into the school-house of G. L. C. Salter
, on Fourth street, between Marshall and Clay, and stealing a lot of school books, a carpet, pitcher, tumbler glasses, clock, and various other articles.
The evidence produced established the guilt of the accused, and they were sent on for examination before the Hustings Court.
Mrs. Elizabeth Burnes
was charged with receiving one carpet, a pitcher and a tumbler, which had been stolen from G. L. C. Salter
In the examination, it was shown that the two boys noticed above (Childrey
) called upon Mrs. Burnes
and offered the articles for sale, stating that their mothers were suffering for something to eat, and had sent them out to sell them.
Not suspecting they were stolen, and being moved to compassion by the plea put up by the boys, she purchased the goods.
delivered an elaborate lecture upon the impropriety of buying anything from little boys, and then discharged the accused.
Robert, slave of Royal Mason
, charged with burglary and stealing two pairs of pants, three shirts, two blankets and two pairs of socks, the property of Caroline Carter
, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court.
In the case of certain parties, arrested for keeping a faro bank on Main street, opposite the Spotswood Hotel
, the Mayor
was unable to bring forward any evidence against them, whereupon they were discharged.
, free negro, was charged with stealing forty pounds of beef, the property of the Confederate States
The prisoner confessed guilt and was ordered to be whipped.