convened his court yesterday morning at 9 o'clock. Among the cases which demanded his attention we cite the following:
, charged with shooting at A. A. Jones
, with intent to kill, appeared, after being several times called by the officers, to answer the offence.
In consequence of the failure of Jones
, the case was further continued.
[Kloss, it appears, was intruded upon by Jones
, who was drunk, and demanded to sell him liquor.
Not having any, Jones
called him a liar, and started around the counter after him, when he (Kloss) took up a pistol and fired above his head, the pistol containing only a blank cartridge.
Upon this, Jones
left the store and obtained a warrant.]
The case of Pocahontas Lee
, charged with threatening to assault and beat Mrs. Robert Harvie
, and being a woman of ill-fame, was again taken up. [It will be recollected that Mrs. Harvie
, having reason to suspect her husband's fidelity towards her, went to Miss Lee
's, in order to satisfy her suspicions and make arrangements for a divorce from him. Harvie
was occupying the house with the accused, but refused to get out of bed and come down stairs to see his wife.
then started to go up to him, when she was met at the head of the steps by Lee
, who threatened to knock her in the head with a poker if she advanced towards her. Subsequently, Mrs. Harvey
had an interview with her husband, when he positively refused to live with her again.] The Mayor
remanded both Mr. Harvie
and Miss Lee
for examination before the Hustings Court on the charge of desertion and lascivious and lewd association with each other.
Henry M. Jones
was again present to answer the charge of feloniously obtaining, under false pretences, three thousand six hundred dollars from William B. Cook
, for the purchase of a negro, named Jim, sold to him by Jones
as his property, when the said negro did not rightfully belong to him. No further progress was made in the examination, and the case was therefore continued for ten days longer.
Joseph and Rachel Leinburg
, white, charged with stealing three pairs of shoes from Jacob Huffman
, were discharged.
The shoes were, however, surrendered to Huffman
, slave of Sarah Gamble
, charged with using insulting and provoking language towards Reuben T. Seal
and William S. Jenkins
, officers of the day police, was ordered to be whipped.
desires attention to be called to the change of hour of meeting of the court.
It will hereafter assemble at 9 o'clock instead of 10.