Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court, Recorder Caskie presiding, November 22
and Pat Murphy
, soldiers, charged with fighting on the steps of the Theatre, were sent to Capt. Alexander
, to be returned to their regiments.
John, slave of J. M. Conrad
, was ordered ten lashes for having in his possession a gallon of vinegar, supposed to have been stolen.
, of the 1st Texas regiment, charged with stealing ten eggs from a countryman, was sent off to Castle Thunder, to be returned to his companions in arms.
, charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct at the Columbian Hotel
, was admonished and let off.
Robert, slave of Chas. L. Hobson
, was ordered 39 lashes for running away from his master, and then committed to be called for.
George, slave of A Holbert, and Albert, slave of J. Edmonds
, were each ordered ten lashes for allowing themselves to be caught by the guard without a pass.
A summons issued against T. W. Hœnniger, for keeping billiard tables
without a license, was dismissed; ditto a summons issued against M. Copp
, for keeping a pistol gallery without a license.
William, slave of Wm. H. Richardson
, arrested on the charge of stealing sundry articles of confectionery from C. Bombard
, was examined and dismissed.
John, slave of Wm. H. Moncure
, was tried for stealing $20 from Travis Fritter, and acquitted.
was committed for examination before a called Court of Hustings, on the charge of obtaining $28 from Wm. Silver
by fraudulent and false pretences.
, a soldier, belonging to the 14th La., regiment, charged with drunkenness, trespassing on J. W. Satterwhite
's premises, and resisting the police, was sent to the Provost Marshal
, to be returned to his regiment.
, for getting drunk in the street, behaving disorderly, and threatening to shoot various persons, was committed in default of $200 security for his good behavior.
Hustings Court--Judge Lyons,
presiding--Saturday, Nov. 22.--William S. Conley
was put on trial for inflicting sundry stabs on the person of Mary J. McMinn
, wife of a grocery keeper on 2d street, three weeks since, during a drunken sprag.
The jury found Conley
guilty, and assessed his term of confinement at one year in the City
Jail and fined him $100.
The case of George L. Sanderson
, charged with robbing Michael Raffo
of $80, was called up, and the witnesses not being present, was continued till the next term.
The robbery in this case was accomplished by violence, and the prisoner, who with several others did the deed, remained absent from the city for near a year afterwards.
--A special session of the Hustings Court, convened at the City Hall at 11 o'clock on Friday, to examine Robert Patterson
, charged with the murder of Richard McMullen
, a member of the Wise Hussars
, on the night of Nov. 9th, near the new Aims-house.
It will be remembered that the act was done while McMullen
was trying to obtain surreptitious possession of a gross belonging to Patterson
Prisoner was committed for trial before Judge Lyons