--A warrant charging John L. Ray
with assaulting William Harris
was dismissed by the Mayor
yesterday, the witnesses having failed to appear.
, summoned to show why she should not be fined for selling ardent spirits on Sunday, was heard in her own defence and discharged.
, arrested for vagrancy, was admonished by the Mayor
, a lad, was fined five dollars for participating in a ‘"rock battle,"’ which sum his father was called upon to pay. The Mayor
directed the police to give especial attention to the behavior of the boys on French Garden Hill
, free negro, without a city register, was discharged on condition of his immediate departure for Albemarle
, where he belongs.
A charge against Blanch Mayden of ‘"threatening to cut Kate Robertson
with a knife, "’ led to the display of a vast quantity of fashionable millinery in the usually gloomy courtroom.
Straw hats with black feathers, and straw bats with red
ribbands, occupied the place where dilapidated raiment is often conspicuous.
The testimony proved that when the parties met twas at a ball, where some threats of violence were made; and the investigation having established the fact, the accused was required to give security to keep the peace.