Mayor's Court, yesterday.
--Henrietta, slave of George W. Gary
, was charged with stealing two gold watches--one the property of Joseph L. Young
, and the other of A. Beck
with; a valuable lot of jewelry; three ladies' silk dresses, valued at $1,500; two pair of shoes, and other wearing apparel
, and about $30,000 in gold
, Confederate and State notes, bonds, &c., the property of George W. Gary
While Mr. Gary
's family were at tea on Wednesday night, Henrietta went to his chamber, and forcing his bureau drawer open, took therefrom the articles enumerated, after which she ran off. As soon as the theft and absence of the negro girl was discovered, Mr. Gary
obtained the services of watchman Consins, and together they searched for her till near 3 o'clock. Thursday morning before meeting with success.
When forr she was in the house of a negro woman, named Margaret, slave of Charles Palmer
, living on 5th street. She acknowledged stealing the things, and confessed that it was her purpose to make her way to the North
Beside her, on the floor, was a bag containing the jewelry and the dresses done up in a bundle — all of which were taken charge of by Mr. Cousins
and turned over to the proper owner yesterday morning, after the case was gotten through with.
, at the close of the examination, announced his intention to send the prisoner on to the Hustings Court, but at the earnest solicitation of Mr. Gary
, who intimated his purpose to sell her, the punishment was committed to thirty lashes, well laid on. Margaret was also whipped for harboring Henrietta.
, Emma Tally
, Sarah Pitt
, Emma Smith
, Virginia Wode, Mrs. Dr. Elizabeth Wilson
; Amanda Logan
, Nora Euright
, Margaret Lynch
, and Gracey Smith
, were charged with keeping house of ill repute, where all sorts of lewd practices are indulged in. The accused are occupants of the upper part of a house on Wall street, between Main and Franklin, Over Russell
's stables, and were represented by the witnesses as women of the most abandoned character, "continually cursing and swearing, and exhibiting themselves in a state of nudity to persons living in the neighborhood." In the same house, in company with these women, were found the following men. Lorenzo Owens
, Dennis Brophy
, and Chas Howard
Brophy proved that he was an honest, peaceable shoemaker, and only rented a room in the building for the purpose of relucting has business.
He stated that he had enough to do to attend to his own affairs without bothering himself with the difficulties of other people; had never been annoyed by the women at the bar. The Mayor
gave notice that he should reform the character of this house by driving the present occupants out and putting decent people in it. Brophy was discharged, but the other parties were informed that security would be required for their future good behavior; and about half of them falling to find any one willing to go their bail, they were sent to prison.
, charged with stealing a pocket-book from Michael Mahoney
, containing six dollars in Virginia bank notes and a soldier's discharge, was sent on for further examination before the Hustings Court.
Shae climbed through a window into the room in which Mahoney
was sleeping, took up his pantaloons, in which was the pocket-book, and was in the act of leaving the room with them when M. waked up and grabbed him by the collar.
A scuffle ensued between the two, but finally Mrs Holland
, a woman occupying the same room with Mahoney
, came to the rescue, and together they succeeded in securing the prisoner.
The following cases were continued: Ben, slave of John H Gentry
, slave of James A Scott, charged will stealing an indefinite amount of money from some perform unknown; William, slave of Samuel and William, slave of A F Gooch
, charged with breaking into the house of Mrs. Mary Harris
, in the night time, and stealing two bombazine dresses, valued at $300, the property of Mrs Harris
; and Rose, slave of Holman Duval
, arrested for stealing a lot of boots and shoes, valued at $500, the property of Charles Ullinan
, slave of Richard Adams
, charged with stealing a lot of cigars, tobacco, pipes, sugar, brushes, and candy, from some person unknown; Betsey Green
, free negro, in the city with Henrico
papers, charged with harboring a slave in her house; Robert Cole
, a free negro, with improper papers, charged with stealing twenty packages of ground coffee
, the property of the Confederate States
A Rik, a free negro, charged with permitting James, a slave, to remain in her house without permission from his owner, and James
, slave of James Waddell
, charged with being in the house of Virginia Rix
without a pass, were all ordered to be whipped.