--Except the case mentioned elsewhere, the Mayor's Court
presented no case of interest on Saturday.
We mention them, such as they were:
, charged with stealing horses from Wm. S. Munson
, was, after examination, remanded to the custody of the military authorities, by whom he is held as a deserter.
There was no evidence against him. Some low characters were brought into Court, who it was believed would criminate him; but they knew nothing in the world against him, or, if they did, they managed with admirable skill to keep it to themselves.
Solomon, slave of John Sledd
, and John Whitlock
, a free negro, were charged with stealing a box of butter from Bartholomew Hill
It appeared that Mr. Hill
was a market man, and on Saturday morning, while Whitlock
engaged him in conversation, Solomon caught up a small box of butter and ran off. Officer Griffin
, who witnessed the whole affair, ran after Solomon and arrested him. The negroes were ordered to be whipped.
William, slave of Wm. Barrett
, war ordered to be whipped for stealing chickens.
Wm. H. Harvey
and Wm. H. Reed
were charged — the former with assaulting, the latter with threatening to assault, Joseph H. Moore
It appeared that Moore
, who holds some position of authority in the Second Auditor's Office of the Confederate Treasury Department, lodged with the head of the department some information against Harvey
, which they considered slanderous.
On Friday morning Harvey
walked into the Auditor's Office
, where Moore
was at work, and, charging him with slandering him, pulled his ears and slapped him. Just as this performance was concluded, Reed
came in, and, exhibiting to Moore
the letter that the latter had written about him, made some menace towards him. The Mayor
, but required Harvey
to give security to keep the peace.