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The case of Frances Huegtan, charged with receiving a gold bracelet and fruit knife, stolen from Virginia E. Tyler was called and continued to the 30th. The accused is a young white girl resident on Dyrd street. Charles Shields, who represented himself as a Canadian by birth, was called for examination, on the charge of assaulting and beating William Kaufman. The latter did not appear. Shields, in reply to the Recorder's inquiry, as to what he did for a living, said "nothing" Officer Crone testified that he was a person of bad character, In the habit of attaching himself with facility to persons looked on with suspicion by the police, and that he had no visible occupation. The Recorder in default of surely for Shields's good behavior, send him to jail, and adjudged that he should labor in the chain gang for 60 days. Surely was required of Elizabeth Butler Esq. assaulting Catherine Ocle. The following oages were continued till the 3rd, visit Wovison, slave of Geo
cars, and some buildings.--At Peake's Station, on the Central railroad, they cut the telegraph wires, and probably inflicted some damage upon the road. They proceeded on yesterday morning to the famous Meadow Bridges, on the Chickahominy, a locality which their army evacuated in great haste on a former occasion. The Chicahominy it here crossed by the Central railroad, and it happened that about the time of their visit yesterday, the locomotive "Augusta," with Conductor Phillips and Engineer Crone, was approaching the spot on a reconnoitering expedition. The Yankees had the locomotive nearly surrounded before they were discovered, but the conductor and engineer succeeded in effecting their escape through the swamp. Two negroes remained with the locomotive, but afterwards escaped and got back to the city. The Yankees sat fire to the bridge, which is an inconsiderable structure, and as it burnt the engine was precipitated into the water. The "Augusta" is an old engine, of small
Arrest. --Officer Crone, of the day police arrested yesterday a man named George W. Cleaveland on the charge check on the Confederate States Treasury. Cleaveland was locked up in the cage.
Shooting at an officer. --John J. Ames was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of shooting at, with intent to kill, officer Adams, of the day police. Officers Adams, Crone, and Bilby, in passing along 17th street, near Franklin, heard the explosion of a pistol in the direction of Main street, and hastening down to ascertain the cause, saw the prisoner, pistol in hand, pass into Beckman's saloon. Adams fellowed on, and on getting to the door of the saloon, met the prisoner, who presented a pistol to his breast, with the remark, "Are you the scoundrel to arrest me." Adams seeing his danger, knocked down the hand containing the weapon, when the pistol exploded, the ball striking the pavement at the officer's feet. The prisoner was taken into custody, and the Mayor remanded him to answer the charge before a higher tribunal.
Trial of Skill. --On Saturday last William Flatt and Wm. J. Somerville were called before the Mayor to answer the charge of being engaged in a fight on Friday afternoon. Officer Crone, who arrested the parties, testified that they had met in the Valley, near Carrington's mill, where they stripped to the buff, and were putting in from their shoulders when he saw them. In walking a few hundred yards to get to the parties, he saw Flatt knocked down four times, and Somerville's mourning pœpers showed that he had not escaped unpunished. The parties stated that they were merely taking a friendly set to, neither of them being in ill humor; but the Mayor informed them that such amusements were not tolerated in this community, and he should therefore hold each to bail for their good behavior, and require them to answer before the grand jury for their offence.
Richard Lee were before the Mayor yesterday, to answer the charge of receiving a piece of goods stolen from John C. Shafer, knowing the same to have been stolen. Mr. Shafer's store was entered and robbed on the 17th March, most of the goods having been recovered since that time. On Saturday last Misses Eliza Sexton and Anna St. Clair were before the Mayor on a similar charge, and facts were then elicited which led to the procurement of a warrant, and the searching of Mr. Lee's house. Officers Crone, Bibb and Adams executed the warrant, and discovered a piece of alpaca, which corresponded in every respect with a piece of goods lost by Mr. Shafer. When officer Adams found the goods, Mrs. Lee picked it up and attempted to conceal it. Against Mr. Lee there was not a particle of evidence. He was not at home when the goods were found, and nothing was said to identify him with the affair in any way. For the defence Miss Margaret Lee was called, and testified that she brought the identic
rate money, $63 in U. S. Treasury notes, and $111 in State Bank notes, on the 24th inst. Put dressed himself in the habiliments of a woman, went to Quinlan's, procured work at the wash tabs, and being handy and communicative so won the confidence of Mrs. Q. that she left him on the premises while she went to the hydrant. On her return she found that her trunk had been opened and robbed of all the money it contained, and that her washerwoman had decamped. On Wednesday last officers Bibb and Crone traced the theft to Pat by the number of purchases he had made, and finding him attired in female apparel, took him to the lock-up. After telling a variety of yarns, Put finally owned up to the robbery, and guiding the officers to the place of business of James Harrington, enabled them to recover about $1,200 of the stolen money. He also took them to a white woman, of whom he had purchased a silk dress, when $50 more were recovered. He gave the names of other parties with whom he had made
Grabbing. --Officer Crone yesterday arrested a young man named Thomas Collin, who was suspected of being the party that grabbed an hundred dollar note from a woman, on 15th st., a few days since, and clearing out.
cated by him. Since then he has been trying to get Mrs. S. out, but without effect. Knowing he could not dispossess her by a writ of ejectment, he seized her key and attempted to move in, for which the Mayor held him to ball for his future good behavior in the sum of $150. Walter Tate, a white man, arrested for keeping a policy office in an alley between 15th street and Locust Alley, and Main and Franklin streets, and selling tickets to negroes, was before the Mayor for examination Officer Crone testified to seeing four negroes in Tate's room — to hearing them talk of a favorite number — and to seeing strips of paper which he supposed were policy tickets, but which Tate burned before he was arrested. The Mayor sent him on to be indicted, but admitted him to bail. John Clayton, a free negro, and Peyton, Randall, and Frank, slaves, arrested for being in Tate's policy office, are to have a hearing for their offence to-day. John P. Sledd, a butcher in the 2d market, was f
Suspicious and disorderly. --Frederick Jeffries was arrested by officer Crone last Saturday, charged with being drunk, disorderly and claiming as his slave a negro named Nelson, the property of Arthur Hubbard. Jeffries admits that the negro belongs to Col. Hubbard, but claims that he had lawful possession of him, as he can prove by Col. H. He refers to a number of gentlemen to prove his character.
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