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The Daily Dispatch: October 7, 1863., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Shooting a woman. --Augustus Simcoe, said to be a detective in this city, was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday to answer the charge of feloniously shooting and wounding Ella Johnson, a woman of lewd character, who resides at the corner of New street and Exchange Alley. When the case was called three of Miss Johnson's boarders — Josephine Hesler, Eliza Morris, and Josephine Morris — appeared and were sworn as witnesses for the Commonwealth. From their evidence we gather the following particulars: Between the hours of 11 and 12 o'clock last Monday night, Miss Johnson being absent at the moment, the prisoner knocked at the door of her house and was admitted by Miss Josephine Morris. He had been in the prior but a short time when Miss Johnson returned home. As soon as the prisoner saw her he said "let me get out of this place," and started for the hall, where he stopped. Miss Johnson told him to leave at once — that she wanted no such rowdies there — and put her ha