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The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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The Daily Dispatch: February 4, 1861., [Electronic resource], The seizure of the New Orleans Mint, &c. (search)
esided on Saturday. A number of persons, charged with offences against the peace and dignity of the Commonwealth, were duly arraigned to receive judgment proportioned to the magnitude of their crimes. First came Wm. Booth, arrested for making an assault on Thomas Smith — committed in default of surety to keep the peace. Francis McNemara was charged with entering the room of Margaret O' Brien, with the intention of stealing money. Mrs. O' Brien stated that she had taken a pocket-book containing $100, to keep for a young man who was drunk; that she laid it on her mantelpiece; that McNemara came into her room during the night, and the next morning the money was missing. In the absence of any testimony to show who stole it, Mac was discharged. John Nowlan, arrested for threatening to assault Jackson Dunn — continued to Monday. The investigation of the case of Orris Harrison, charged with stabbing Miles McJordon, was postponed to Friday next, the wounded man being unable to appea
speedily disposed of, as follows: Wm. Curtis, for assaulting and beating John Nowlan, was committed in default of security to keep the peace. John Johnson, free negro, for trespassing on the Medical College premises, was sentenced to twenty-five. John Donahoe and Martin Roach, arrested for assaulting Martin Harvey, and Martin Harvey, arrested for stealing a pair of pantaloons and a cotton handkerchief from Martin Roach, were all discharged. John Nowlan, charged with threatening to beat Jackson Dunn, was also set at liberty. Snow.--Our inhabitants were surprised yesterday morning on finding the ground covered with snow, about seven inches in depth, and more falling. The air was perfectly still, and the trees were festooned most beautifully with snowy wreaths. The earth, however, being saturated with previous rain, soon absorbed the snow, and the mud and slush became intolerable. The sovereigns about the polls never had such a time before. The Curtis Peck.--This steamer d