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Dead. --The Ethiopian minstrel called "Tim Morris," and well know to the frequenters of Metropolitan Hall, died a few days since of a violent attack of confluent small-pox.
Not Dead. --It should have been stated yesterday that it was Tim Norton, and not Tim Morris, the Ethiopian minstrel, who had died of small pox.--Tim Morris still lives. Not Dead. --It should have been stated yesterday that it was Tim Norton, and not Tim Morris, the Ethiopian minstrel, who had died of small pox.--Tim Morris still lives.
On motion of Mr. Rollings, (N. H.,) the resolution was tabled — yeas 62, nays 38. Mr. Morris (Ohio) offered a resolution setting forth that-- whereas, George Thompson, of England, in March, 1834, declared that the dissolution of this Union should be kept steadily in view: Therefore Resolved, That the resolution heretofore passed, granting the use of this Hall to the said George Thompson on the evening of the 6th of April, is hereby rescinded. Objection being made. Mr. Morris moved a suspension of the rules, which was decided in the negative by 44 against 56; so the resolution was not considered. The Way elections are to be conducted in Maryland--the questions to be asked of loyal voters. Governor Bradford, of Maryland, has written a letter to Gen. Lew wallace, the Military Governor, in which he expresses the opinion that at the election the judges of election should not be contented with a mere general dental on the part of voters of sympathy with the
An "Iron clad" in court. --Joseph w. Griffin, the "Tim Morris" of the Iron-clad Opera Troupe, who, along with several others of the Troupe, was taken by the conscript officer and carried to camp Lee, had himself brought before judge Lyons last Saturday on a habeas corpus, alleging that be being beyond the conscript age was illegally detained in custody by the military authorities. His mother testified before the judge that he was born on the 11th of March, 1818, and was consequently 46 years of age at the present time. Another witness testified that he had seen him an infant in arms in 1818.--Officer Chalkley, on the contrary, stated that he had known Griffin all his life, and had always considered him younger than himself, and that he himself was only forty five. In the absence of important witnesses for the Government, the case was continued till to-day, and Griffin remanded to the custody of the conscript officer.
An "Iron Clad" not in Court. --Pursuant to adjournment, the habeas corpus case of Jas. W. Griffin alias Tim Morris, was called yesterday morning. His counsel was present, but Griffin did not appear. By consent of both sides the witnesses present were examined. Capt. John H. Freeman said he had known one Joe Griffin since he was a boy, whether that Griffin was the one involved in this case he could not say without seeing him. That Griffin could not be more than thirty five. Detective officer Craddock said he knew Griffin since they were small boys together. Griffin was not more than thirty three. C. R. Brown, of the Iron Clad Troupe, knew nothing of Griffin's age, but knew that he had been discharged by the conscript officer at Macon, Ga., on the affidavit of his (Griffin's) mother, that he was over forty-five. The case was again continued till this morning to ascertain what had become of Griffin.
Not heard from. --Joseph W. Grilling, alias Tim Morris, the Ethiopian Iron-Clad, has never been seen or heard from since his habeas corpus case was continued on Saturday. He did not appear Monday, nor again yesterday, on which last occasion the enrolling officer made return to Judge Lyons that Griffin could not be found, that he had leave of absence till last Sunday morning, when he failed to report, and that he was believed to have deserted. Under these circumstances the Judge dismissed the habeas corpus case.
The Daily Dispatch: May 3, 1864., [Electronic resource], Reported Sinking of two Yankee gunboats by the Florida. (search)
Capture of an "Iron-Clad." --The statement published some days since that Tim Morris, alias Joe Griffin, one of the "Iron-Clad" Opera Troupe, which for a few weeks past were giving exhibitions at Metropolitan Hall, but have since been broken up in consequence of the descent made upon them by the conscript gatherers, had succeeded in reaching the Federal lines, turns out to be incorrect. The "iron-clad" was boarded and captured by the Confederate detectives in the foretop of a house on 25t turn their prisoner loose. By quickening their pace, however, and vigorously brandishing several heavy clubs, the viragoes were made to give up the assault and sulkily retrace their steps to the shelter from which they had so furiously sallied forth. Morris, alias Griffin, denies having even been out of the city, and avers that, while he has kept pretty closely within doors during the day time, yet at night he has frequently aired himself on the streets. He was committed to Castle Thunder.
Recapture of an "Iron Clad." --Detectives Mitchell and Woodward, with the assistance of Constable Robinson, of Henrico, succeeded yesterday in retaking Tim Morris alias Joe Griffin, the redoubtable "ironclad" opera troupe performer. Tim, it will be recollected, was conscripted while per forming at Metropolitan Hall, some months since, but he sued out a writ of habeas corpus upon the ground that he was over forty-five years of age. Failing to prove this fact, the Judge trying his case deciemained but a few days before he once more conceived the plan to escape, and selecting the first dark night to executes it in, he succeeded in getting off; since which time, although the officers have been ceaseless in their search, nothing was heard from him till yesterday He was arrested at the house of John Keigan, in Butchertown, snugly rolled up in a sheet, bundle fashion, and ensconced away in an unfrequented apartment in the garret. Morris will have to undergo a trial by court-martial.
Harboring deserters. --The following parties, charged with harboring deserters from the Confederate army, were yesterday committed to Castle Thunder: John Keigan, secreting Tim Morris, alias Joe Griffin, in his house; T R Clayton, of Rockingham, and T J Raymonds, of Henry, citizens, encouraging their sons to stay away from their companies.