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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 34. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Roll of brave men. (search)
Mayor's Court. --The following cases were booked for the Mayor's consideration yesterday: Frank Morris, alias Frank Hermann, suspected of the murder and robbery of Michael Rourke a few weeks since. On the night of Rourke's murder, the prisoner attended the ball at Magnolia Hall, on Tenth street, at which the murdered man was during the fore part of the night. Some nights afterwards another ball was given at the same place, when the police, having been authorized to do so, made a raid upon it and arrested several parties, both male and female, as participants in riotous and disorderly festivities, along with whom was Hermann. Subsequently, before the accused was brought in the presence of the Mayor, he deposited the watch, which has been recognized as the property of Rourke, with a female acquaintance of his. Hermann was remanded back to jail, without examining any witnesses, yesterday morning and his case set for the 5th of January. The same disposition was made of the ca
The Daily Dispatch: January 16, 1865., [Electronic resource],
Virginia Legislature. (search)
Hustings Court. --The Hustings Court of Magistrates disposed of the following business yesterday: Frank Morris, alias Hermann, was arraigned on the charge of murdering and robbing Michael Rourke, and the Court, being of opinion that the evidence against the prisoner was of a decided character, sent him on for trial before Judge Lyons. Malissa J. Parmature, charged with stealing two hundred dollars in Confederate notes from Bickerton W. Saunders, was also sent on for trial. Aner, slave of Francis Gathright, charged with burglariously entering, in the night time, the house of William Palmer, and stealing therefrom six thousand dollars' worth of silverware, provisions, etc., was ordered to be sold beyond the limits of the Commonwealth.
Judge Lyons's Court. --The February term of Judge Lyons's Court commenced yesterday. The Grand Jury was sworn in, with John W. Purcell as foreman. After being charged by the Judge they retired, and at 3 o'clock came into court with indictments for felony against the following parties: Joseph Johnson, Frank Morris, aliasHerman, alias Meinham; Isaac Jacobs, Samuel Clark, Melissa J. Palmateure, George W. Berry, David Childrey, Asa Perrin (three cases), John Munn, Henry Smith, A. A. Thompson, William Daley and Catherine Collins. The Grand Jury were then discharged till Thursday. The cases of Johnson and Clarke will be tried to-day.
Judge Lyons's Court. --The following is a synopsis of the business disposed of in this court yesterday: Frank Morris, otherwise called Frank Hermann, charged with the murder and robbery of Michael Rourke, was led to the bar; but, on motion of the Attorney for the Commonwealth, the case was postponed till the next term, and the prisoner was thereupon remanded to jail. Catherine Collins, indicted for feloniously stealing goods, was convicted and sentenced to six months confinement in the city jail. A writ of habeas corpus was awarded on the motion of Henry C. G. Hartman, alleging that he is illegally held in custody by Lieutenant W. H. Blackford. Returnable this morning at 11 o'clock. The court thereupon adjourned.
Hustings Court. --In this court, yesterday, the case of Frank Morris, alias Frank Herman, charged with the murder and robbery of Michael Rourke, was called; but, owing to the absence of witnesses, it was postponed till the 25th instant; and the accused was remanded for his appearance at that time.
Trial for murder. --The case of Frank Herman, alias. Frank Morris, charged with the murder and robbery of Michael Rourke, occupied the whole time of Judge Lyons's Court yesterday. At a late hour the argument of counsel was concluded, when the matter was submitted to the jury, who were unable to agree up to the close of our report.