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The Daily Dispatch: March 5, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 6, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Child Run over and killed. --Yesterday afternoon, about 5 o'clock, a little child named William Graham, son of Michael Graham, was run over by a horse and wagon driven by Joseph Haberstraw, on 17th street, between Broad and Marshall, and almost instantly killed. A wheel probably passed over the little fellow's head, as indicated by the fearful contusions upon it. The circumstances having been communicated to the police, Haberstraw was taken into custody by officers Seal and Bibb, and the case will probably be investigated by the Mayor this morning. The prisoner is a miller by profession, and proprietor of the mill in the Valley known as "Victor's."
Charged with manslaughter. --We yesterday gave a statement of the facts attending the death of Willie Graham, infant son of Michael Graham, who was instantly killed, about 5 o'clock Monday evening, by being run over by a horse and wagon driven by Joseph Haberstraw, on 17th, between Broad and Marshall streets. Haberstraw was arrested the same evening and confined in the 1st Station-House, and was yesterday brought before the Mayor to be examined. Philip Toppin testified that he saw the lad Graham playing, with two other children, in the street. Defendant came along in his wagon whipping his horse, which was going at a trot — between that and a break — a boy on the seat appeared to be cautioning the defendant not to drive so fast. From the injuries received by the child, the wheel must have passed over his ear and side of his head. He ran and picked it up immediately. It died in a few moments. It was about 21 years old. Alex. W. Johnson testified that Haberstraw