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Severely burned. --Yesterday morning, about 10 o'clock, a negro woman, the property of Hiram Oliver, on 18th street, was severely burned by her clothes taking fire from a lighted pipe which she had placed in the pocket of her dress. As soon as she discovered that her clothing was on fire she ran but into the street, when her whole person appeared to be in a light blaze. Speedy assistance was rendered her, and the fire extinguished; not, how ever, until she was very seriously burned.
Aiding in the escape of a Negro. --Policeman Granger arrested yesterday afternoon a negro woman, named Emma, slave of Hiram Oliver, charged with aiding and abetting in the escape to the Yankees of Jennie, slave of Robert M. Taylor. She was committed to the lower station-house to await examination before the Mayor this morning.
The Daily Dispatch: January 13, 1865., [Electronic resource], The late operations at Wilmington — the official reports. (search)
Mayor's Court. --In the absence of the Mayor the business in this court yesterday was disposed of by Recorder James K. Caskie. Beverly Morris, a free negro without papers, and arrested with a bag of meal in his possession supposed to have been stolen, was ordered to receive thirty-nine lashes, and committed to jail in default of security for his good behavior. Emma, slave of Hiram Oliver, charged with aiding, abetting and conniving at the escape of Jennie, a slave, with intent that she should leave the State, was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court. John Wall, charged with stealing chisels belonging to the Confederate Government, was remanded for indictment by the Grand Jury of the Hustings Court. The accused was allowed bail for his appearance in the sum of $500. Sebina Conley, a white woman, was charged with perjury and attempting to obtain salt twice from the State agents under false pretences. The first charge was dismissed, but in the lat