Mayor's Court, Tuesday December 30.
, a soldier, was arraigned, charged by the police with drunkenness on the sidewalk of Main street. He was sent to the Provost Marshal
Eleven negroes, all slaves but one, were arrested on Monday night for being in an unlawful assembly in the Kitchen of Lou. Seymour
having positively forbid the assembling together of slaves in the manner indicated, each one of the defendants was ordered to be whipped.
The case against Columbus Lee
and Harry Krebbs
, for being persons of doubtful repute, with no visible means of support, was called and continued till Thursday.
The parties were committed in default of $500 bail for their appearance on that day.
was arraigned for examination on the charge of shooting and killing Michael Horan
, otherwise called Brockets Mick, at Krebb's farm, in Henrico
, a few weeks since.
Two women, named Jenny Lind
and Maggle Hambleton
, were brought up as witnesses, they having been present at the place where the shooting took place.
tried to get at a knowledge of the fact heretofore reported to him that the disturbance between Horan
and Cregar originated about some words said to have been addressed to Jenny Lind
, and which Cregar took offence at. The witnesses either could not or would not admit any knowledge of such misunderstanding between the two men. They professed, also, not to know anything of the shooting.
said it would not do for the Commonwealth
to discredit her own witnesses, but he had not expected to get the truth out of the parties when he summoned them before him. His Honor also stated that on the examination of one Wm. Flemments
, for participating in the murder of Horan
, a Mr. McWilliams
had intimated that Cregar did the shooting, and he saw him do it.--This was said at a time when it was presumed Cregar had left for parts unknown.
After the arrest of the latter, however, it is found by the police that McWilliams
has been mysteriously spirited away.
While His Honor had no doubt that Cregar was the murderer, he could not bring proof of the fact, and he would have to be discharged.
He would, however, require him, as a suspicious character, to give $550 bail to be of good demeanor, and default being made he was sent to jail.
The women were also required to find a voucher for their good conduct in future.
, having been released from jail on Saturday, on furnishing such security was let off; but Jenny Lind
, who could not give the bail, went to prison.
Wm. H. Travis
, proprietor of the Alhambra, on 14th street, was arraigned for keeping a disorderly and ill governed house.
, Francis Boggs
, and Andrew Disney
, arrested in the same house, were discharged.
The case against Wm. H. Travis
was continued until Friday next.
. S Taylor
was examined for stealing a mare, worth $200, from Elizabeth Haupt
, and sent on before the Hustings Court.
Wm. A. Read
, the young fellow implicated in the abduction (with John T. Smith
) of a coat belonging to Geo. R. Howard
, was brought into Court, and being confronted with the witness was identified as the same party with Smith
on the occasion of the robbery.
He was sent on for further examination before the Hustings Court.