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and had gained such headway before it was discovered that the occupants of the house, comprising Mr. and Mrs. Lyons, Miss. Mary Lyons, and Mrs. Robert E. Scott, came near suffocating. Every room in the house was filled with smoke before any one was escape in their night dresses. The density of the smoke was so great that at a late hour yesterday afternoon we learn Mr. Lyons was unable to move about, and was suffering severely from its effects. None of the family saved any of their cloth adjoining tenement, used partly for the servants, was also burnt up. Taking into consideration the superior quality of Mr. Lyons's furniture and the character of the buildings, his loss may be safely estimated at $105,000 to $200,000. The library ily doubted, as there were many old and highly prized works among it that cannot be obtained anywhere. We learn that Miss. Mary Lyons, besides losing her wardrobe, also lost a magnificent diamond ring and various other articles of jewelry. This lady
The Daily Dispatch: March 17, 1864., [Electronic resource], Hustings Court of Justices, yesterday. (search)
charged with stealing a pistol and hat from William W. Johnson; John Barnes and Richard McGregory, charged with stealing one hogshead of tobacco from David C. Mayo; James Kennedy and Thomas Smith, charged with stealing two barrels of flour and two barrels of meal from Fred. Schaffer; John A. Clushman, alias H. L. Burton, charged with stealing a sum of money and a check from Patrick Doran; and Patrick McGoven, charged with receiving stolen bacon, were examined and sent on for trial before Judge Lyons. James Butler, a free negro, charged with stealing clothing and other articles from John W. Dorsey, was found guilty and sentenced to be sold into absolute slavery, and the Sergeant was ordered to make sale of the said James Butler according to law. Diana Campbell, a free negress, charged with stealing $2,500, a gold watch, and a pair of shoes from Wm. A. Wright, was found guilty and sentenced to receive twenty lashes. John Cousins, a free negro, charged with entering the s
Acquitted. --William J. Bohannon, charged with the murder, some time since, of a little boy named James J. Brooks, was tried on yesterday in Judge Lyons's court and acquitted by the jury on the ground of insanity, that unfortunate affliction having been proven to their entire satisfaction.
Sent to the penitentiary. --In Judge Lyons's Court, on Wednesday, Thomas H. S. Boyd, of Maryland, was tried for forging the name of J. W. Ellerson to an order for house rent, amounting to thirteen hundred dollars, found guilty and sent to the penitentiary for one year. The jury recommended him to executive clemency.
Mayor's Court. --A few minutes of the Mayor's attention yesterday was occupied in the disposition of the following cases: Three white females, named Virginia Wade, Mary Mitchell and Mary J. Myers, were charged with unlawfully destroying a part of a dwelling-house occupied by them, the property of Mary Lyons. The parties have been living for some time in an old brick tenement on Main street, at the corner of Twentieth, and two of them — namely, Virginia Wade and Mary Myers — being of very bad character and too lazy to work, have supplied themselves with firewood by tearing down the banisters, ripping out window-frames, and otherwise mutilating the house. The warrant against Mrs. Mitchell was withdrawn, it having been proven that she was orderly and respectable, and that she had no intercourse with the others. Wade and Myers were committed to jail in default of security for their good behavior. Peter, slave of James D. Coleman, was charged with stealing one clock, two