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The Daily Dispatch: July 17, 1862., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: May 7, 1864., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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y was committed while the party was a fugitive, he having broken out of jail after being imprisoned for the murder of Cronan.--Ann Edwards, and her daughter, Virginia Edwards, were examined on the charge of making a felonious assault with an axe and knife on George Brown, an intoxicated soldier. The latter testified that he had, while on his way to the Valley, been seduced into drinking something that upset his reason; that while in a semi-unconscious state, he entered Mrs. Edwards's house, and was there attacked by herself and daughter; the first with a knife, the latter with an axe; by which various openings were made in his face and head, and considerane. Others, who saw Bowen on the occasion, said that, from his conduct, he had evidently been made crazy by the liquor he had swallowed; that he attacked "old Mrs. Edwards" with the fury of a maniac, and had she not resorted to the carving process and been ably seconded by her daughter with the axe, she would inevitably have been
Mayor's Court. --The subjoined is a list of the cases before the Mayor yesterday morning: Lucy, a free negro, was charged with stealing a lot of clothes from another free negro woman. In addition to the complainant's testimony against the ceased, Miss Virginia Edwards, a while woman, who said she was only fourteen years of age, but looked to be about thirty, stated that she lived in the same house with the loser of the articles, and saw Lucy when she came down with the things under her arm. There being no witnesses for the defence, the case was sent on for examination before the Hustings Court, and the prisoner remanded to jail. Bridget Byan and Martin Taylor were charged with feloniously receiving 12 bushels of corn, 6 blankets, a lot of shirts, and 2 muskets, belonging to the Confederate States. Lieut. Trabue, having charge of the department from which the corn had been stolen obtained a search warrant, which he placed in the hands of officer Granger for execution