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The Daily Dispatch: June 26, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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were not kept waiting hours for a thimble full of law that could have been doled out at a glance, but all suitors received their quietus in a rapid yet reasonable way. Consuming no unnecessary time in fumbling over the musty tomes of antiquated legal lore to fortify his judgment, this gentleman by the facility with which he comprehends a legal point and cuts Gordian knots, entitles himself to the thanks of every newspaper reporter. The following cases were disposed of on yesterday; Richard Kane, arrested for having in his possession a basket of gooseberries, which the "Charlies" were uncharitable enough to suppose he had stolen, was committed to jail in default of surety of the peace, no evidence being presented to show that the watchman indulged an erroneous supposition. Mike McLaughlin, who was called to the bar on the rather serious charge of stealing Wm. A. Braxton's $400 horse, not being able to explain the circumstances of his possession in a satisfactory manner, was