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Stabbing. --On Tuesday night last, a difficulty occurred between Orris Harrison and Miles McJordon, in a house on Nicholson street, near the corporation boundary, which terminated in an encounter outside, and McJordon received a severe stab in his rear.--The flow of blood was so profuse as to cause the man to faint, but the wound is not considered dangerous. Harrison was arrested on Wednesday night, at his boarding-house in Rocketts, by watchmen Pleasants and Kelly, but the wounded man being unable to appear at Court yesterday, the Mayor postponed the investigation until Saturday. Harrison has become somewhat notorious for lawlessness since his resd on Wednesday night, at his boarding-house in Rocketts, by watchmen Pleasants and Kelly, but the wounded man being unable to appear at Court yesterday, the Mayor postponed the investigation until Saturday. Harrison has become somewhat notorious for lawlessness since his residence here, and has already passed some time in jail.
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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
Continued. --Orris Harrison, charged with stabbing Miles McJordon, was to have been examined yesterday before the Mayor, but the wounded man being unable to appear, the case was continued to Monday next.
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Stabbing. --Yesterday, before the Mayor, the case of Orris Harrison, for cutting Miles McJordan, was continued until the 15th inst., in consequence of the absence of the principal witness.
following petitions were presented and referred; By Mr. Baily, the petition of citizens of McDowell county in relation to the removal of the Court-House of said county; by Mr. Bessel, the petition of citizens of Upshur county, asking to have refunded certain sums of money by them erroneously paid; also, by same, petition of citizens of the same county, asking the passage of a stay law; by Mr. Alderson, for the formation of a new county out of parts of Greenbrier, Fayette and Nicholas; by Mr. Harrison, of citizens of Rockingham county, for the relief of John Robinson. The Covington and Ohio Railroad.--A bill for the suspension of the sale of State bonds, and to provide for the completion of the contracts lately made on the Covington and Ohio Railroad, came up on its second reading. Mr. Caperton hoped the bill would be read the requisite number of times and ordered to be engrossed. Mr. McKenzie offered an amendment. He moved to strike out the words "but no new or additio
Sent on. --Orris Harrison was examined before Recorder Caskie, on yesterday, for the alleged stabbing of Miles McJordan, on the 29th of January, and was remanded for examination before a called Court of Hustings, on Thursday, February 21st. Had the offence been a bailable one, he would doubtless have been allowed the privilege of entering bail for his appearance, as an impression generally prevailed that both parties were somewhat to blame for any breakage of the law occurring at the time of the disturbance between them.
Liberal Offer. --The Weston Herald says: "Parker B. Cookman, Esq., of Harrison, has expressed his willingness to give one hundred head of fat cattle to feed the Virginia troops; and one hundred more if need be. No danger of starving, boys. Plenty of Virginians such as friend Cookman."
Grand Jury presentments. --The Grand Jury of Judge Lyons' Court, yesterday, indicted Wm. T. Cummings for bigamy, and Orris Harrison for stabbing Miles McJordan. No presentments have yet been made against any parties for treason.
ars to be conveyed to Manlove's, a farm about three miles distant, near the railroad, where they will pass the night. I saw Col Blanchard, Vincent, and Commander Harrison, at the Pinner's Point battery, which I visited yesterday evening. Col. Bins of the 1st Regiment Louisiana volunteers, and a graduate of West Point, havingmmands all the troops in this city and vicinity, on this side the Elizabeth. Col. Vincent is a native of Norfolk, and attached to the Louisiana volunteers. Commander Harrison, formerly of the Navy of the U. S., but who is now of the Confederate Navy, has charge of the battery at Pinner's Point. The Old Dominion Guards, Capt. Kearns, of this city, are tented at this battery, but there will be an additional force detailed here, as Commander Harrison requires such a force in order to perform the necessary duties and thus fulfill the expectations of the public — Now that Col.Blanchard is here, no doubt this additional force will be at once sent. I learn
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