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The Daily Dispatch: September 14, 1861., [Electronic resource], Exhibition of 1862--the Eccentricities of genius. (search)
he Mayor. His Honor desired to fine the guilty party, and investigated the facts to ascertain whether Hottis or Boyd was the one; and the result of his labors is the decision herein before indicated — namely, that the claims set up by the respective parties are made bona fide, and consequently his jurisdiction is ousted. Wherefore, he dismissed the case. John T. Webb, for threatening to shoot certain persons, and for being drunk, was committed --to the chain-gang, we suspect. Conrad Miller, for attempting to enter unlawfully the house of Mr. Barry, and throwing stones thereat, was required to give surety in $200 for his good behavior; but $200 with him is the same as a million, and therefore he was committed — also to the chain-gang, we guess. Lewis Smith, for being drunk and lying on a sidewalk, was required to furnish surety in $150 for his good behavior; which we believe he did. John Shields, alias Sullivan, for assaulting James Taylor in the street, was prono
soon shelled the enemy out of his position, he answering ineffectually with a rifled union. Hearing that Anderson was returning, (and our only object having been to keep the enemy in play till he had an opportunity to attack,) about four in the afternoon we fell back, having, with 800 men, offered battle to the enemy, numbering 2,600, and strongly entrenched. We occupied the Hawk's Nest and the turnpike in the rear. Yesterday we fortified the Hawk's Nest, by which movement we have secured Miller's ferry, and thereby opened communication with the country South of the New River. It is not unlikely that to-day or to-morrow the enemy will make a vigorous effort to dispossess us. I have since daybreak prepared for battle, and expect it either to-day or to-morrow. In this skirmish our loss was three wounded at the bridge--three wounded the next day, one mortally. All we know regarding the enemy is, that they admitted to persons just from their camp that they had lost thirteen killed by