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Robbery. --A negro boy, named Dick, was arrested last night by Lieutenant T. C. Baptist, of the night police, charged with robbing the store of Dunlop, Moncure & Co. of $175. The same negro had on his person, besides, a considerable sum of money, which it is supposed he had stolen from some one unknown. He will be brought before the Mayor this morning.
The Daily Dispatch: December 15, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Yankee opinion of their friends in East Tennessee. (search)
mplain that passports and licenses to conduct business are denied them, and praying for relief. He presented a resolution of inquiry for permitting them to obtain passports to leave the country. Mr. Haskins said these very persons pretended to be poor whilst amongst us, but they had carried millions from the Confederacy. The resolution was finally agreed to. On motion of Mr. Hill the sum of $500 was voted to Judge Wm. H. Lyons. The Council then proceeded with the election of city officers, resulting as follows: All the old day policemen were re-elected. W. R. Granger and Wm. S. Jenkins were elected additional policemen, to be stationed one at each of the markets. A. W. Morton was re-elected Chamberlain. Thomas R. Harrison, Auditor; and Washington Gill, City Engineer, 1st Lieutenant Night Watch. L. M. Carter, 2d Lieut, Night Watch, T. C. Baptist; 3d Lieut, Night Watch, A. R. Cousins. After transacting other unimportant business the Council adjourned.
Duke have two gold pieces, about two or three weeks ago, in a barber shop in this city. I saw him throwing the pieces up and playing with them. Cross-examined by defence.--Mr. Duke has borne a good character since I have known him. T. C. Baptist sworn.--I have been acquainted with the two prisoners for some time past — ever since they were born. On the day before their arrest, as I was passing down Franklin street, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, I saw Alonzo Duke standing on the sidewalk tossing up a twenty-dollar gold piece. In his cross-examination Mr. Baptist stated that, so far as he knew, the prisoners bore a good character. He had seen the girls, Lizzie Seals and Mary Nixon, nearly every night at the alley leading to Mr. Batkins's house. Mr. Duke, the father of the prisoners, had always been an indulgent parent. He never knew Alonzo Duke to be a gambler. Daniel L. Murphy testified that, a week ago, he met Lawrence Duke (a brother of the prisoners) at
The city Police. --Mayor Saunders yesterday made the following appointments of sergeants and policemen for the city: Sergeants.--D. Callahan, William H. Eggleston, W. T. Bibb, Charles H. Moore, J. D. Perrin, T. C. Baptist, Robert N. Thomas, Charles H. Brown. Policemen — William H. Vaughan, A. J. Hawkins, H. S. Hicks, John J. Green, William D. Pemberton, A. J. Jones, J. B. Angel, E. H. Hicks, Edward P. Murphy, W. S. Snook, Thomas P. Smith, S. T. Hultee, John Gill, T. L. Lucas, Patrick Kennedy, A. H. Lyneman, A. R. Cousens, Martin Fletcher, T. Hicks, William P. Hancock, Leroy Barefoot, E. P. Murphy, William G. Toler, William Gardner, Lewis Magruder, Alonzo Chism, James T. Cox, D. W. Frobel, William F. Nash, William R. Coleman, William J. White, William T. Kendrick, Dudley Gilman, William A. Southall, William H. Tyree, Benj. J. Tapscott, Christian E. Heckler, Wm. T. Palmer, Charles H. Sweeney, Lorezo Froney, K. O'Dwyer, John M. Reins, Robert Blackburn, Thomas Clemmitt, Carter