held his Court on Saturday morning at 11 o'clock, when the following cases were brought to his notice:
, charged with shooting R. H. Meade
with intent to kill.
This affair occurred some three months ago, at a drinking saloon kept by the parties on Franklin street, and was caused by jealousy.
was severely wounded, but now seems to have entirely recovered.
appeared in Court quite fashionably attired, wearing a jaunty hat, with any quantity of beads, bugles and lace.
Several witnesses were called for the Commonwealth
, but the only ones who responded were R. H. Meade
, Edwin Tyler
and Dr. White
None of the witnesses for the defence were present.
Mr. Marmaduke Johnson
, counsel for Mrs. Ould
, stated that they had not had sufficient time to summon their witnesses, whose presence was necessary in order that his client might have a fair hearing.
He therefore asked a continuance of the case.
To this proposition the Mayor
assented, and postponed the hearing until Thursday next.
was admitted to ball in the sum of $1,000, with William J. Brown
and D. D. Farquhar
as sureties, and the witnesses for the Commonwealth
were recognized to appear.
John T. West
was charged with buying thirty-two law books, knowing the same to have been stolen.
J. L. C. Danner
, the only witness in the case, was called, but failed to respond, and the Mayor
postponed the hearing until Monday, admitting the accused to ball in the sum of three hundred dollars, with Stephen Mason
D. D. Mott
was charged with stealing a watch, valued at twenty dollars, from Marshall Ames
The accused was formerly an officer in the United States army, and stationed in this city.
testified that, about the first of last month, he let Mott
have the watch for the purpose of selling it; that two or three days afterwards, noticing that Mott
did not have the watch, he questioned him, and was told that he had sold it. A gentleman came in and accused Mott
of pawning the watch and falling to redeem it, and hard words passed between them.
had repeatedly promised to get the money for witness, but had never done so. (The witness was cross-examined by Mott
, who conducted his own defence, but nothing of importance was elicited.) Mr. Richardson
testified to the fact that the watch was pawned to him by Mott
as security for a claim he held against him; also, that none of the parties concerned attributed any dishonorable motive to the accused at the time of the transaction.
, after hearing this statement, concluded to dismiss the case.
G. E. Delarue
was charged with creating a disturbance on one of the streets of the city Policeman John Horan
testified to the facts in the case, as he understood them, and stated that while he was endeavoring to keep Delarue
quiet, about 1 o'clock in the morning, the latter called him a d — d Yankee something not mentionable to ears polite.
J. A. Owens
, a witness for the defence, testified that Delarue
did not make a disturbance, nor use the phrase attributed to him by the policeman.
Nevertheless the Mayor
required security in the sum of three hundred dollars for his good behavior for twelve months.