was called before the Mayor
yesterday to answer a charge of keeping his bar-room open on Sunday; and after officer Davis
had testified to the fact, Mr. Miller
produced a deed and a tax bill to show that his local habitation was in the county of Henrico
, and therefore not within the jurisdiction of the city ordinance for the proper regulation of dram shops.
, however, stated that the house was within the limits of the corporation; that it was situated on 17th street, above the Central Railroad, and that the defendant had previously paid one fine for a violation of a city ordinance at that very place.
promised to examine the record and the locality, and would decide upon the merits of the case hereafter.
, charged with selling ardent spirits without a license, was required to replenish the city treasury to the amount of five dollars.
a free woman of color, was charged with keeping a disorderly house, and permitting negroes to assemble there without the consent of their owners.
She received sentence of fifteen stripes, and a negro boy Joe, who was caught at her house by watchman Wickes
, was ordered to the same punishment.
, slave of Wm. Green
, was punished in the usual way for running away from a watchman who was about to arrest him.