Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court, October 23.
, free, was ordered to be whipped for living in the city with Henrico
papers, contrary to law.
The case of Baily Spurrell
, for taking two blankets belonging to Maj. Wm. Allan
, worth $50, was continued — the witness in the case not appearing when called.
Mary J Smith
was ordered to be whipped for stealing $15 from Tabby Clayton
Both parties are colored.
Charles, slave of Col. Ayres
, was sent on to be tried before the Hustings Court on the 2d Monday in November, on the charge of stealing a box of clothing from R. L. Steward
, at the American Hotel
His master gave bail for his appearance.
was required to give $150 security for assaulting and beating John Coyle
and his wife, and child.
Failing, she was committed.
and Owen Riley
underwent a lengthy examination on the charge of stealing $107 from Lindsey Smith
, a paroled C. S. soldier, on Saturday evening, at the upper end of Grace street. The evidence of the soldier being positive as to the loss, and by whom inflicted, and defendants' witnesses being equally prompt in proving an alibi,
the case was continued until this morning for further examination.
Mary E. Sawyer
, alias Carrington
, formerly of Washington
, was committed in default of surety for associating with David, slave of Mary Smith
, and the latter was ordered 30 stripes, and sent to jail for going at large.
, a lad was arraigned on the charge of stealing, on Thursday last, a horse worth $200, belonging to Capt. Julius H. Gantt
, a returned soldier from Fort Delaware
, was implicated in the affair, and was introduced to the Court
's aider and abetter.
The evidence was pretty conclusive against Dobson
, who was committed to appear before a called Court on the 27th of October. There being some conflict in the testimony against Burns
, his case was continued until this morning.
Mrs. Ann Riley
, rise Dobson
, who did some pretty tall swearing on behalf of her son Tommy
, was committed until the 10th of November, to await the action of a grand jury on the charge of perjury.
, alias Johnson
, was arraigned as the companion of Daniel Broderick
and others in the murder of Patrick Kelley
and William Downes
, at a house of ill repute on 17th street, on the 9th of last May. Two females, who have been detained in jail for six months as witnesser, were brought into Court to testify in the case, but the examination was postponed until to day.
, slave of James Dorning
, was ordered to be punished on the complaint of Michael Murray
, who alleged that Jim stole $50 from him on Sunday, on Main street, while he was getting a drink of water from one of the city pumps below the Old Market-House
Hustings Court--Hon. Wm. H Lyons Judge--Monday,Oct. 20th, 1862.
--The will of the late Wm. Brent
was admitted to record, and Mrs. Caroline Brent
qualified as administratrix on the estate.
The case of Charles Toothaker
, charged with stealing a carpet-bag
, containing various articles of less value than twenty dollars, from C. S. William
son, at the Columbian Hotel
, on the night of the 27th of May last, was called up, and in the absence of his counsel the accused asked a continuance of the case, but the Court
refused the request, the Judge
assigning as a reason that if he were to continue cases merely on the plea of the absence of counsel, it would seriously retard the proceedings of the Court
, and increase the docket, which was unusually large, and augmenting daily.
If counsel were not present when cases were called prisoners would have to engage others.
The accused was then tried for the offence, Daniel Ratcliffe
appearing in behalf of the accused, and Littleton Tazewell
for the Commonwealth
Upon hearing the evidence in the case the jury retired, and after an absence of five minutes, brought in a verdict of guilty of petty larceny.
to six months confinement in the city jail.
, charged with stealing a trunk from Charles Hanford
at the American Hotel
, was found guilty by the jury, and the Judge
sentenced him to three years confinement in the penitentiary.
Veniremen and witnesses will save themselves much trouble and unnecessary expense, and facilitate the proceedings of the Court
, by being punctured in their attendance.
Several gentlemen had rules issued against them for non-attendance yesterday.
Confederate State District Court--Hon. Jas. D. Halyburton, Judge--Monday, October 20, 1862.
--But little business was transacted in this Course to day, further than swearing in the jury in the case of A. B. Martin
, charged with purloining letters from the Richmond Post Office.
Case adjourned over until this morning.
--A called Court of Magistrates convened yesterday in the City Hall--Recorder Caskie
presiding — to examine John C. Conner
, charged with robbing Wm. Linsden
of $260, at his boarding-house, last Sunday week.
The examination resulted in Conner
being sent on for final trial to Judge Lyons