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n the special session of the legislature, afterward attested the sincerity of their purpose in what they did, by voluntarily entering the Confederate army, which deserves to be commemorated as a part of the history of that eventful period. Signers of the call for the convention subsequently held rank as follows: John Gregg, Thomas Green, John A. Wharton, Henry E. McCulloch, brigadier-generals; R. Q. Mills, Edward Clark, C. M. Winkler, Geo. Baylor, Geo. Flournoy, John R. Baylor, colonels; Wm. Bird, lieutenant-colonel; D. M. Pendergast, John J. Good, W. C. Pitts, captains; and Thos. J. Chambers, aidede-camp to a general in Virginia the first part of the war, though advanced in years. Of the members of the convention who became officers besides John Gregg and John A. Wharton, were Allison Nelson, Wm. P. Hardeman, Jerome B. Robertson, Wm. Scurry, Joseph L. Hogg, brigadier-generals; James. H. Rogers and John Henry Brown, adjutant-generals; Colonels A. T. Rainey, John S. Ford, Wm. P. Ro
; W. A. Crawford, lieutenant-colonel; C. R. Beaty, major. Twenty-second Texas, R. B. Hubbard, colonel; J. J. Cannon, lieutenant-colonel; P. F. Parks, major. Haldeman's battery, Horace Haldeman, captain. Second brigade, commanded by Col. Horace Randal. Twenty-eighth cavalry, Horace Randal, colonel; C. H. Baxter, lieutenant-colonel; H. G. Hall, major. Eleventh Texas, O. M. Roberts, colonel; J. H. Jones, lieutenant-colonel; N. J. Caraway, major. Fourteenth Texas, Edward Clark, colonel; Wm. Bird, lieutenant-colonel; A. H. Rogers, major. Fifteenth Texas, Col. J. W. Spaight. Gould's battalion, Robert S. Gould, major. Daniels' battery, J. M. Daniels, captain. Third brigade, commanded by Col. George Flournoy. Sixteenth Texas, Geo. Flournoy, colonel; Jas. E. Shepard, lieutenant-colonel; W. H. Redwood, major. Sixteenth cavalry, Wm. Fitzhugh, colonel; E. P. Gregg, lieutenant-colonel; W. W. Diamond, major. Seventeenth Texas, R. T. P. Allen, colonel; G. W. Jones, lieutenant-colonel;
Unlawful shooting. --The "green-eyed monster," or some other equally powerful animal, a few days ago roused up the passions of Wm. Bird, a person of African antecedents, to such an extent that he was induced to seize a carnal weapon, in the shape of a pistol, and explode its contents in the direction of Josiah Jones' person — luckily for both, without effect. Jones went after the police, and the police went after Bird, who was caged in due time, and yesterday brought before the Mayor, who other equally powerful animal, a few days ago roused up the passions of Wm. Bird, a person of African antecedents, to such an extent that he was induced to seize a carnal weapon, in the shape of a pistol, and explode its contents in the direction of Josiah Jones' person — luckily for both, without effect. Jones went after the police, and the police went after Bird, who was caged in due time, and yesterday brought before the Mayor, who, for sufficient reasons, continued the case until to-da
Let out. --Wm. Bird, colored, arrested for discharging a pistol at Josiah Jones, gave security on Saturday before the Mayor for his good behavior, and was released.
Stealing Money. --William Bird, a free man of color, was committed to jail by the Mayor yesterday, for future examination, on the charge of stealing $265 in bank notes from Messrs. Spence & Garey, corner Main and 13th streets.
Cutting. --A free negro named Wm. Bird received a cut on the head last Friday, at the hands of another negro, and Alderman Sanxay arrested Ishmael Roberts, who is charged with furnishing the knife used on the occasion; but the principal offender is still at large. Roberts was arraigned before the Mayor on Saturday, and the case was continued.
Police matters. --The case of Ishmael Roberts, charged with giving to Anthony Roberts a knife with which to cut William Bird, was partially investigated by the Mayor yesterday. The parties are free negroes. It appearing that the principal offender had not been arrested, the case was continued to Wednesday. Virginia Turner, a white woman, arrested by watchman Wickes for using profane language in a public street, was committed in default of $150 security to keep the peace. Reuben, a slave, employed by the Virginia Central Railroad Company, charged with stealing fifteen pounds of pork from Frederick Braner, was ordered two lashes for each pound. Ben, slave of Turpin & Yarborough, charged with stealing wood from the Government and making a desperate resistance when Peter, Kegan attempted to arrest him, was ordered nine and thirty. Richard Morris, charged with stealing a pocket-book containing $10 from Peyton, Johnston & Bro. Owing to the absence of an important
presoribed by law. Annexed we append a list of the cases disposed of: Andrew Muller and Carlos W. Ellis, charged with keeping a "faro bank," were again brought up for examination, but the case was continued till Saturday, and the accused gave security in $1,000 each for their appearance. Jesse White, charged with dealing "faro," gave security in $1,000 to appear next Saturday and answer charge. Samuel Roberts, a free negro, charged with giving a knife to Anthony Burns to cut Wm. Bird, was ordered twenty-nine lashes. The case of Henry Holman, a free negro, who kept door at the "faro bank" of Muller and Ellis, was continued till Saturday next. A soldier named Wm. H. Callerton, was arraigned for being drunk and begging in the street. He was sent to Gen. Winder. Barney Tracey, for keeping his bar room open after ten o'clock, was fined $5. Mary Downs, for selling spirits without a license, was fined $10. Simon Steinlein, charged with keeping his bar