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appeared before the Mayor yesterday to answer the novel charge of "passing on Joseph Sterns a five dollar note on the Bank of Weston, which bank proved to be broken, and which Wortheimer refused to redeem." The Mayor, failing to comprehend that any offence had been committed, dismissed the case at the cost of the complainant. A disturbance took place on Tuesday night, at "Five Points," in the Northern suburbs of the city, in the course of which John Pearo, Sr., John Pearo, Jr., and Charles Riddle, came very near frightening Mrs. Margaret Whaley out of her wits by pointing a gun at her dog. The watchmen were called in to suppress the row, and on yesterday the three persons above named were arraigned before the Mayor, who required each to give security in the sum of $150 to keep the peace. Taylor Mills, free negro, while collecting the ingredients for his Christmas egg-nogg, became indignant at the high prices of things generally, and thought he would do a cute thing to save h
re the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of obtaining a pair of boots, worth $150, from Jacob Morbus, Morbus stated that three weeks since the prisoner and Charles Riddle came into his store. Charley wished to purchase a pair of boots, and was shown a pair which were rather large. Charley decided to have a pair-made, and for check for $400--that some hours after he learned that Phil was drunk, and going in search of him, found him and the money, minus $170, which he said he had loaned Riddle. Next day Mr. Lambert gave Phil $15 and told him to go to Morbus and get the boots, in order that he might save the $160. The Mayor continued the cause in order learned that Phil was drunk, and going in search of him, found him and the money, minus $170, which he said he had loaned Riddle. Next day Mr. Lambert gave Phil $15 and told him to go to Morbus and get the boots, in order that he might save the $160. The Mayor continued the cause in order to get Riddle before him as a witness.
Horse thief. --Charles Riddle was yesterday arrested by officers Jenkins and Perrin on the charge of stealing two horses from Wm. S. Munson. Riddle was on horseback at the time of his arrest and tried to ride off, but the officers were too quick for him. Horse thief. --Charles Riddle was yesterday arrested by officers Jenkins and Perrin on the charge of stealing two horses from Wm. S. Munson. Riddle was on horseback at the time of his arrest and tried to ride off, but the officers were too quick for him.
Mayor's Court. --Besides the cases above mentioned, the following were before the Mayor yesterday: Charles Riddle and William Leber were charged with stealing two horses from J. E Pitts and Wm. S. Munson. Mr. Pitts stated that on the previous day two white women of ill-fame had sent him word that Riddle, Leber and others had stolen his horses; but that this morning the women had refused to come to Court, saying they knew nothing about the case. His belief was that some of the thRiddle, Leber and others had stolen his horses; but that this morning the women had refused to come to Court, saying they knew nothing about the case. His belief was that some of the thieves, who were still at large, had threatened the women and frightened them out of telling what they knew. The case was continued. Thomas Collier, Lee Whitehouse and Jerry Dunnavon, were charged with stealing a Confederate four per cent. certificate. Mr. Leath not appearing the case was continued, and the accused committed to jail. James Hanley and Pat Carrick were charged with being idle and dissolute characters, without visible means of support.--Hanley, who had Maryland papers, w
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Mayor's Court. --Mary Shay was committed for associating publicly with free negroes. Frank Downs was charged with having two bridles believed to have been stolen. Being an able bodied man he was sent to the Enrolling officer. James Kiham, charged with being an idle and dissolute character, was sent to the Enrolling officer. The case of Charles Riddle and Wm. Leber, charged with stealing two horses was continued. Margaret Winant and Henrietta Wilson were fined five dollars each, for selling in the market after market hours. The case of C. Brown, charged with giving theatrical exhibitions at Metropolitan Hall without a license, was continued.
Horse Thieves. --The case of Wm. Leber and Charles Riddle charged with stealing two horses from Wm. S. Munson and J. E. Pitts, was examined before the Mayor yesterday, and the accused were discharged and sent to the Enrolling officer. The witnesses who had been relied upon to convict them were women of ill-fame, who pretended to know nothing about the matter. It is believed that they refused to testify through fear of personal violence from some of the horse stealing gang who are still at large.