--The cases before the Mayor
, yesterday, were not of a very interesting character.
Below we append those of most importance:
, Jacob Swartz
and John Collins
were charged with being drunk and disorderly in the street and fighting.
The parties were ordered to return to their commands forthwith.
James S. Campbell
, drunk and unable to take care of himself, was sent to the Provost-Marshal
, to be forwarded to his command.
The case of Charles M. Chambers
, charged with unlawfully and violently assaulting and beating Josephine Demerritt
, was again taken up and again continued.
The accused was required to give bail for his appearance on the 1st of April.
Henry M. Jones
, charged with feloniously obtaining, under false pretences, three thousand six hundred dollars from William B. Cook
, for the sale of a negro man which did not belong to said Jones
, was discharged.
[This case has been before the court for some time, but was continued, after hearing the evidence of the complainant, in order to enable the defendant to procure the attendance of the owner of the negro to prove that he (Jones
) was authorized to make sale of the negro.
His witness appeared yesterday and testified to the legal right of the accused to sell said negro.]
Noble, slave of Angelina Lawson
, charged with breaking and entering, in the day time, the dwelling-house of Angelina Lawson
and stealing therefrom a lot of sheets, table cloths
, and ladies' wearing apparel
, valued at one thousand dollars, was ordered to receive thirty-nine lashes.
Two youths, named Thomas Turpin
and John A. Johnson
, were up on the charge of stealing one thousand eight hundred dollars in Confederate money, the property of Robert Rowzic
The circumstances of the robbery were not made known yesterday.
continued the case till the 31st, in order to enforce the attendance of witnesses.
Several parties were fined for committing ordinance violations; after which the court adjourned till nine o'clock this morning.