Presentments by the Grand Jury.
--The following presentments were rendered yesterday by the Grand Jury
of the Hustings Court:
For unlawfully retailing ardent spirits to be drank in their houses — Francis Beeber
, six cases; Charles Kennedy
and Thaddeus Cruss
, one case; L. Burns
, three cases; Charles Fitzpatrick
and Robert Calivan
, two cases; James F. McChee
, three cases; Augustus Symco
, three cases; William Singleton
, four cases.
For unlawfully exhibiting the game of faro — David Stubblefield
, two cases; George Freeberger
, one case; William Sudlings
, one case;--Spradling, six cases; Joseph Clifford
, five cases; John Slater
, one case; and — Cheat, one case.
For betting at the same — John Ferguson
, four cases; George Freeberger
, three cases; James Gamble
, three cases; William Snellings
, three cases; Francis Flannagan
, three cases; Benjamin Degroot
, three cases; and Henry Hungerford
, three cases.
[In all of the above presentments, John Reese
, detective in the Confederate States Chief of Police
office, was the informant.
The whole of them together number sixty cases.]
Alfred Ball was indicted for falsely representing himself to Mary Smith
, a free negress, as a night watchman, and receiving a bribe of ten dollars from her to let her off. Ball was at one time a watchman, but had been dismissed the service.
A true bill was also found against John M. Daniel
and J. Marshall Hanna
--one as the editor and the other the reporter of the Richmond Examiner
The Grand Jury will meet again this morning at 11 o'clock.