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Stabbing. --Griffin, a slave, the property of John L. Cox, of Nottoway, was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday to answer a charge of cutting Adam Miller, slave of David Baker. It appeared that Adam considered Griffin a trespasser upon his domestic domain, and ordered him to vanish; a scuffle ensued, and Griffin cut the jealous husband upon the left arm, with a jack-knife. The accused was remanded to be tried before the Hustings Court.
Brooks, on the 18th of October, was tried and acquitted. Samuel H. Jefford, charged with feloniously stealing $30 from Martin L. Covington, on the 15th of May, having waived an examination, is to be tried before Judge Lyons on Monday next. Cornelius, slave to Wm. Tally, charged with feloniously cutting and stabbing Ephraim, slave to Nicholas Lipscomb, on the 29th of November, was found guilty and ordered thirty-nine stripes. P. J. Wright, for permitting his slave, Edward, to go at large, was fined $10 and cost. Charles Reininger, charged with stealing $166 from Frederick Hauster and Max Stadelhofer, on the 5th of December, was examined and remanded for final trial before Judge Lyons. Griffin, the property of Jno. L. Cox, charged with feloniously stabbing Adam Miller, slave to David Baker, on the 25th November, was found guilty and ordered twenty-five stripes. The trial of Joseph H. Crenshaw, charged with shooting John Askew, is fixed for Thursday next.
de considerable progress on Saturday, in the business of indicting persons engaged in violating the banking laws. To bring all the parties to "condign" will be a work of no little magnitude, yet the vigorous manner of its beginning gives promise of some practical result. True bills of indictment for misdemeanor have been found against the following, charged with issuing notes of a smaller denomination than five dollars: Almetus P. Brown. two cases: The Old Dominion Savings Bank; David Baker, jr., four cases; Thaddens B. Starke. six cases; William G. Dandridge, two cases; Benjamin M. Harris, two cases; Emanuel Semon, four cases; George I. Herring, four cases; The Metropolitan Savings Banks, five cases; Francis B. Hart, two cases; Peachy R. Grattan; David J. Burr; Moses L. Stratton; Thomas Lawson; D. J. Saunders. jr.; David J. Saunders; The City of Richmond, three cases; John F. Regnault; James M. Taylor; Charles W. Purcell; Stephen Mason, two cases; Thos. Mason, two cases; Jame
The Daily Dispatch: November 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Old School Presbytery of the Confederate States. (search)
Retaliation. In pursuance of the enunciated policy of the Government, we learn that three Federal prisoners of war--one of them a Colonel — have been selected to be hanged in the event that the privateer, Capt. Baker, convicted of piracy in Philadelphia, is thus disposed of. This policy will no doubt be fully and thoroughly acted upon in every instance.
mes Eddins-- and indictment for a misdemeanor. The defendant was recognized in the sum of $100 for his appearance at the next term. The cases of Dillon McCormack and Cosamore Castiglione, indictments for misdemeanor, were continued to the next term, each defendant giving security for his appearance. George Nelson and Joseph Calvin Henry were tried for stealing four dozen sora, found guilty, and sentenced to fifteen days imprisonment, and to pay the costs of prosecution. Thomas Linton was also convicted of petty larceny and sent to jail for fifteen days, and costs of prosecution added. George Williams was tried for stealing a coat, and acquitted. The Grand Jury yesterday presented the following persons for issuing shinplasters: J. B, Godsey and A. A. Raine; John F. Reguault; J. P. Swords; Thos. J. Starke; J. L. Porter; G. Barker; Thaddeus B. Starke; David Baker, Jr.--several cases against each. The Court and Grand Jury adjourned over to Saturday morning.
Mayor's Court. --Wm. Brown, arrested for aiding and abetting Wm. N. Miller in obtaining goods and money from King & Lambeth. by false pretences, was honorably discharged on Saturday. Michael McCarthy was acquitted of the charge of threatening to shoot Robert olden and wife. James Sullivan alias Michael Leary, charged with fighting in the street, was remanded for trial. Jerry Donahoe, included in the same warrant, was discharged. Barnett Loving, charged with assaulting Anthony Brady, was required to give surety for his good behavior. Maria, a slave, was ordered twenty-five lashes for assaulting a white person; and Washington, slave of David Baker, fifteen for stealing provisions from the Exchange Hotel. Some other trifling cases were disposed of.
ound the regiment quartered six miles from Manassas, and one mile from Centreville, on a hill commanding a view of the plains. I left the boys as I found them, in fine spirits, ready to fight when the hour of battle comes. "Again, let me thank the good citizens of Norfolk and Portsmouth, the excellent Mrs. Parish, the 'Norfolk Amateurs,' and the 'Ladies of Jones's Springs,' for their generous sympathy in behalf of the 1st Maryland regiment." The fall term of the Circuit Court, Judge Baker presiding, will commence to-morrow. Some cases of importance will come up for trial, among them that of the young man Hughes, charged with unlawfully killing Lieutenant Adams, of Mobile, last summer, and who was connected with the Third Alabama Regiment. Work at the Navy-Yard is progressing with considerable rapidity Workmen are of course busily engaged on the Merimac, an account of which given by one of those persons allowed to leave under a flag of truce, has recently been publish
Destruction by fire of the Confederate Coffee factory. --About one o'clock yesterday morning the large brick building situated on Baker's alley, between 17th and 18th, and Main and Cary streets, took fire, and was entirely destroyed. The building, which was a very large one, fronting on Cary street and running back the entire depth to the alley, was occupied by Mr. David Baker, Jr., for the manufacture of what is commonly known as "Confederate Coffee." One part of it was also used by Mr. B. as a broom factory. In this building was a large amount of corn, from which the compound was principally made, and the machinery which was employed in its grindi they are. Mr. George Johnson, the clerk of the establishment, was asleep at the time the fire broke out, and had barely time to make his escape alive. Mr. Baker's loss will not fall far short of $60,000, on which there was no insurance. --The building was owned by Franklin Stearns, Esq., and his loss will probably amount
do not attempt either to approach or leave Washington. The ice is, at most places, between two and a half and three inches thick. Several boats, with troops, which left yesterday, are ice-bound below Giesborough. Admiral Porter reports that, within the last fifteen days, the blockade fleet off Wilmington captured or destroyed $5,500,000 worth of the enemy's property in blockade runners, about two-thirds of which covers captured property. A dispatch to a Boston paper says that Colonel Baker, detective, at Washington, was convicted, in the District Supreme Court, on Wednesday, of false imprisonment in the Old Capitol prison, and was sentenced to three years in the penitentiary. The Navy Department yesterday received intelligence of the death of Acting-Master Charles Thatcher, of Maine, commanding the Gazette, attached to the Mississippi squadron. He was wounded by guerrillas. The blockade-runner Petrel was driven ashore by the gunboats at New inlet on the 15th; wa
One thousand Dollars reward. --Ran away from the subscriber, on Friday night last, one Negro Boy, named Phil, purchased from David Baker, Jr. He is about eighteen years of age, with slightly bumpy face, and of black color. He was originally owned in Madison county, and may be trying to get back there. I will pay the above reward for his delivery to Hill, Dickinson & Co. or Ro. H. Davis. de 27--ts
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