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Police Arrests. --The following cases were booked at the police stations yesterday: Washington, slave of Littleton Bowles, charged with burglariously entering the store-room of R. W. Oliver and stealing one barrel of beef, one turkey and sundry other articles. Catherine, slave of Ann Anderson, arrested for receiving the same, knowing they were stolen. Frederick S. Britton, white, charged with picking the pocket of Charles Powell of one gold watch, valued at one thousand dollars. The robbery was perpetrated at a drinking-house near the Second Market. Powell was asleep at the time, and while in this state he was filched of his watch. William Meekings, free negro, charged with stealing twenty-one dollars and fifty cents in gold and silver coin, and two hundred dollars in Confederate States notes, the property of Emanuel Meekings.--Martha Page, also free, charged with feloniously receiving the same, knowing it to have been stolen.
Bowles, was charged with breaking into Robert W. Oliver's house, on Clay street, near Brook avenue, on Wednesday night, and stealing therefrom one barrel of flour, six hundred pounds of beef and a dressed turkey. The next day after the robbery, officer Jenkins, armed with a warrant, searched Wash's wife's house, and there found the greater portion of what had been stolen from Mr. Oliver, which she said had been left there by her husband. At the same time, the case of Catherine, slave of Ann Anderson, and wife of Washington, was arraigned on the charge of receiving the articles stolen from Mr. Oliver, knowing that they were stolen. The Mayor sent the parties on for examination before the Hustings Court. William Meekings, free boy, charged with stealing twenty-one dollars and fifty cents in specie from his father, Emanuel Meekings, and Martha Page, also free, charged with being the instigator of the robbery and receiving the money, knowing it to have been stolen, were remanded fo
ounced his decision they all three burst into tears, and for some time their weeping and wailing excited the attention of the spectators present. The continued case against Sam, slave of John Gamble, and Dick, slave of Michael Hart, charged with breaking into the house of Thomas Kennedy, in the night time, and stealing three hundred dollars' worth of wearing apparel and crockery ware, was taken up, when, the evidence still being insufficient to warrant their conviction, they were discharged. Catherine, slave of Ann Anderson, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court on the charge of receiving one barrel of flour, six hundred pounds of corned beef and a turkey, which had been stolen from R. W. Oliver's store-room, she well knowing that the articles were stolen. John Brown, a huckster in the First Market, was fined fifty dollars for purchasing turkeys and other fowls in the city to sell again, in violation of the ordinance. The poultry was also confiscated.
The Daily Dispatch: January 5, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation of the Governor of South Carolina. (search)
s. Martha Franklin, his mother-in-law, an old lady upwards of seventy years of age. The case being clearly made out, the Mayor required the prisoner to give security in the sum of five hundred dollars for his good behavior, and the like sum to answer a bill of indictment by the Grand Jury, neither of which requirements had he conformed to when the court adjourned. Mrs. Ann Mosby was fined fifty dollars for permitting her servant, Malachi, to go and a fine of ten dollars was upon Mrs. Ann Anderson for a similar offence. [In connection with these two cases, the Mayor took occasion to give some instructions to his officers with reference to the of all negroes who might be found their own time. He said that our were so blocked up by this class of negroes that a white man could hardly walk about for them; and, in his opinion, the enormous prices asked for them was the cause of so many going at large-- i. c., hiring their own time. Many persons, thinking it impossible to do