From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/15/1864, p.1, c. 5
Hustings Court of Magistrates. – After the transaction of the following business on Saturday the court adjourned till the next term.
Mrs. E. Emerhiser, charged with receiving a lot of dry goods, knowing the same to have been stolen from M. L. Jacobson, was examined; but the jury failing to agree, were discharged, and the accused bailed for her appearance at the next term.
James Ryland, a shoemaker, charged with petty larceny, plead guilty, and was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment in the city jail. John Straylor, charged with the same offence, plead guilty, and was sentenced to thirty days’ imprisonment in jail; and Alfred Myer, also charged with petty larceny acknowledged his guilt, and received the sentence of sixty days’ confinement in jail.
Jerry and Morris, two slaves, charged with a misdemeanor, and ordered by the Mayor to receive twenty lashes, were tried on the appeal taken by them, and the Court re-affirming his Honor’s disposition of the case, they were ordered to be whipped forthwith.
James R. Shumaker, charged with stealing a saddle from Major Snowden, plead guilty to the charge and was sentenced to jail for six months.
The case against Wingfield S. Tynes, charged with stealing several small pieces of cotton cloth from William Stagg, was continued till the next term, and the accused was admitted to bail for his appearance.
The following order and indictments by the Grand Jury were thereupon read, after which the court adjourned:
“The Grand Jury having examined Messrs. Robert Howard, A. Judson Crane and John H. Gilmer, witnesses sent to them by the court, unanimously concur in the opinion that there was no evidence which proved any dereliction of duty on the part of Raleigh T. Daniel in prosecuting the Richmond Typographical Society, or in any other case, within their knowledge.
“William B. Smith, charged with larceny, not a true bill; true bills against Tom Griffin, a free negro, charged with keeping a disorderly house, two cases; Charles Fitzpatrick and Robert Calivan, charged with unlawfully selling liquor by retail, to be drank at their house, two cases, making altogether, with what have already been published, upwards of twenty cases; Richmond and York River railroad, for permitting a nuisance’” besides some other presentments against parties whose names could not be ascertained.
Subsequent to the reading of the above indictments, Mr. James Gamble, against whom true bills were found in three cases, charging him with betting at faro, came forward and paid the fines in such cases provided for, amounting in the aggregate to one hundred and fifty dollars.