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Continued. --Wm. A. Parker will be examined before the Mayor this morning, on the charge of beating Louisa Jones and forcibly taking from her $30 in money.
Recorder Caskie presided at the Police Court yesterday morning, in the absence of the Mayor, who is making a short country trip for the benefit of his health. Of the large number of cases before him but a single one presented any interest, and that one was not ready for trial. We allude to Louisa Jones, a white woman, charged with throwing Ann Riley out of her house, and breaking her collar bone. The investigation will take place to-day.
The Daily Dispatch: August 5, 1863., [Electronic resource], Recollections of the surrender of Vicksburg. (search)
r him, sending him sprawling into the air like a big toad, and never injured him in the least. A great many incidents of this kind occurred, some of which will probably never find their way into public print. One lady was cooking her dinner when a shell went into the pot, smashing the stove into splinters and tearing up the house, without injury to any one in it. The following persons were killed: Mr. Groome, Mr. Conner, Miss Holley, Mrs. Cisco, Mrs. Miller, and a little daughter of Mr. Jones among the ladies wounded were Mrs. Hazzard, Mrs. Dr. C. W. Peters, Mrs. H. H. Clements, Mrs. Major T. B. Read, Miss Lucy Rawlings, Miss Maggie Cook, and Miss Hassley. Among the curiosities of the siege is the following circular, which Commodore Porter got up and attempted to transmit in bombshells. Three hundred copies of these were placed in a shell, with the hope that out of this number perhaps one might be saved and picked up, but none ever arrived safely in town, and after the su
behavior. George Todd, George Senders, and John Tanning, charged by Benjamin S. Robinson with threatening to do him personal violence, were held to bail to keep the peace in the sum of $100 cash. John Jiser, beating Laura Ann Metton, in the Second Market, on Saturday last, was held to bail to keep the peace in the sum of $300 Chas Goods, assaulting and beating his stapson. Balled until to-day. John W. Sartin, a man of very bad character, and without the means of support Committed in default of bail to be of good behavior. Louisa Jones, for throwing Ann Riley out of her door and fracturing her right collar bone, and for keeping a disorderly and ill-governed house, was held to bail to be of good behavior, and to answer an indictment before the Grand Jury. Gerhard Ross and Q. A. Vaughan were each fined $20 for keeping open doors on Sunday last, in violation of a city ordinance. Mary Roots, charged with abusing John W. Fields, was heard and acquitted.
Hustings Court --Judge Lyons presiding.--The following cases of felony were tried and disposed off in this court yesterday. William Parker, indicted for garroting Louisa Jones, and robbing her of $80. Tried and found not guilty by the jury. John Smith and Charles J. Mitchell, indicted for garroting Hugh B. Arnold, and robbing him of his watch and $35 in money. The evidence showed this case to be an exceedingly aggravated one. Besides the robbery, Arnold was severely choked and beaten. The jury found the prisoners guilty, and they were sentenced each to the penitentiary for five years. As soon as the sentence was passed the prisoners were started to their new habitation. Jesse White, indicted for the murder of John J. Andrews; and Robt. S. Ford, for the murder of Robert E. Dixon, were called, and important witnesses being absent, their trials were continued till the next term, and they remanded to prison.