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The Daily Dispatch: January 25, 1864., [Electronic resource], The Legislature. (search)
Trial of Forde — a jury obtained. --In a short while after the opening of Judge Lyons's Court on Saturday, the live men necessary to make up the number of twenty-four from whom to draw twelve jurymen to sit in the case of Robert S. Forde, charged with the murder of Robert E Dixon, were obtained. The following are the names of those constituting the jury: E. A. Smith, James C. Johnson, Samuel D. Hicks, Powhatan E. Dapuy, Peter Vail, Henry Bodeker, James W. New, L. Oldham, Thomas Jones, Charles H. Sinton, Richard L. Brown, and A. Wolff. After the administration of the usual oaths to the jurors and witnesses, the hour of three o'clock having arrived, on motion of Gen. Humphrey Marshall, the Court adjourned till this morning at 10 o'clock. The punctual attendance of witnesses is earnestly desired.
The Daily Dispatch: September 19, 1864., [Electronic resource], The cruise of the "
Burglaries. --On Friday night the grocery store of L. Oldham & Co. was broken into and robbed of about six thousand dollars' worth of groceries, consisting of two sacks of coffee, fifteen pounds of butter, ten pairs of women's home-made shoes, seventy-five pounds of sugar, a lot of baskets, and a small amount of money. In the same drawer from which the money alluded to was taken, there were between five and six hundred dollars which the thieves failed to discover, while in a paper box on one of the shelves near the cash drawer were four hundred dollars more, also undiscovered. The entrance to the store was effected through the rear door, which was bored in several places by a large one-inch augur, thereby loosening the lock inside in such a manner as to make it an easy matter to push it from its fastening. An attempt was made by the same means some months since to rob this store, but the thieves were frightened off before completing their operations. On the same night th