--In addition to the protracted hearing of the case of Mrs. Isabella Ould
, a detail of which is elsewhere given, the Mayor
disposed of the following business:
was charged with stealing turkeys in the market.
The gentleman from whom the fowls were stolen could not swear that Hickman
was the man who took them, although he missed them from his wagon.-- There being no evidence sufficiently positive to justify the detention of Hickman
, he was discharged.
, a youthful vagabond of some twelve years, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly in the streets.
He had a white woolen comforter wound around his head in the place of a cap. No one appeared to testify against him, and he was released with the usual admonition.
left the court-room with such an erect and soldier-like mein as to cause a hearty laugh among the spectators.
, another boy of about the same age, with a dirty face and closely-cropped hair, was also charged with having been drunk and found lying in a door between 3 and 4 o'clock in the morning.
remarked that he was a very small boy to be guilty of such an offence, but pleading the approach of Christmas
as an excuse, he was discharged with some good advice.
Robert W. Starke
, who was up on Friday for drunkenness, again made his appearance on a similar charge.
required him to give security to keep the peace for twelve months.
Frances Loving, who appeared on Friday under the name of Frances Smith
, was again up for drunkenness.
testified that he found her lying in a perfectly helpless condition upon the street, with a bottle of whisky by her side.
She stated that she was "violent sick," and only took two drums by the advice of a physician.
Having given the Mayor
a solemn promise not to appear again before him, and in consideration of the fact that a protracted imprisonment might prove fatal to her, she was discharged.
, charged with making an assault upon his wife, was called; but, failing to appear, his bail was declared forfeited.