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Proceedings in the Courts. Mayor's Court, Recorder Caskie presiding, November 22 --Peter Reynolds and Pat Murphy, soldiers, charged with fighting on the steps of the Theatre, were sent to Capt. Alexander, to be returned to their regiments. John, slave of J. M. Conrad, was ordered ten lashes for having in his possession a gallon of vinegar, supposed to have been stolen. Michael Rourke, of the 1st Texas regiment, charged with stealing ten eggs from a countryman, was sent off to Castle Thunder, to be returned to his companions in arms. Stewart Tingle, charged with drunkenness and disorderly conduct at the Columbian Hotel, was admonished and let off. Robert, slave of Chas. L. Hobson, was ordered 39 lashes for running away from his master, and then committed to be called for. George, slave of A Holbert, and Albert, slave of J. Edmonds, were each ordered ten lashes for allowing themselves to be caught by the guard without a pass. A summons issued again
Stabbing Affray. --Yesterday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, on 8th street, between Main and Cary, Thomas Burns, of Louisiana was seriously stabbed by Peter Reynolds. It appears that Reynolds was the party and chased Burns into an alley restaurants, and plunged a knife into his right side. Burns fell to the ground, and ReynoReynolds was the party and chased Burns into an alley restaurants, and plunged a knife into his right side. Burns fell to the ground, and Reynolds, after wiping the blade of his knife on his coat, went on through the alley and undo his escape. Burns was taken in a back to his boarding-house, on Franklin street. His wound is quite serious. The parties had had several encounters before this one. d plunged a knife into his right side. Burns fell to the ground, and Reynolds, after wiping the blade of his knife on his coat, went on through the alley and undo his escape. Burns was taken in a back to his boarding-house, on Franklin street. His wound is quite serious. The parties had had several encounters before this one.
Brigadier-Generals. --The last list of Brigadier-General ships contained some gallant names. Two from Virginia — Reynolds and Wharton — richly merited the honor conferred upon them. They have been in the field sine the war began and have borne some of its severest trials, as well as sustained conspicuous parts in some of its hardest fought battles. Gen. R. while colonel has for the last two years commanded brigades in the Western army, and has a son, Lieut. Colonel Reynolds, who distingly merited the honor conferred upon them. They have been in the field sine the war began and have borne some of its severest trials, as well as sustained conspicuous parts in some of its hardest fought battles. Gen. R. while colonel has for the last two years commanded brigades in the Western army, and has a son, Lieut. Colonel Reynolds, who distinguished himself in command of a regiment at Chattanooga. All the promotions in this list we doubt not were won by gallant services in the fiel
Acquitted. --Peter Reynolds, charged with stabbing John Burns on the 11th of August, has been examined before a called court of magistrates and acquitted. John A. Fariss, indicted for stealing $250 worth of clothing from John McDonough, has been tried before Judge Lyons and acquitted.
The Cage. --The following parties were yesterday confined in the lock-up: Peter Reynolds, charged with stabbing and wounding John Jordon, at the house of Ann Thomas, in this city, from the effects of which he died. Edward and Rosa Fitzpatrick, charged with assaulting and threatening to cut with a knife the person of Laura Bolon. Webb, slave of Israel Green, charged with stealing a pair of shoes from P. K. White, valued at $100.
Charge of murder. --The Mayor yesterday morning had before him Peter Reynolds, a soldier, charged with being engaged in the murder of John Gordon, a Yankee deserter, who was stabbed at the housen and the nurses. On the night of the stabbing, Gordon was in Miss Thomas's parlor with Peter Reynolds and Martin Riddles. Gordon, forgetting his parole, and his obligations to the Southern Confabout Abe Lincoln's Government, and how the South was to be overrun. Taking this as an insult, Reynolds seized a spittoon and gave him a blow in the month, and Riddles stabbed him, the knife enteringerdict that Gordon came to his death by blows inflicted with some sharp instrument, and that Peter Reynolds and Martin Riddles dealt the blows. On this inquest the Mayor remanded Reynolds to an e blows inflicted with some sharp instrument, and that Peter Reynolds and Martin Riddles dealt the blows. On this inquest the Mayor remanded Reynolds to an examining Court, and refused him bail.
Examining Court. --A Court of Magistrates was held in the City Hall yesterday for the examination of Peter Reynolds, charged with stabbing and causing the death of John Gordon, a paroled Yankee prisoner, at the house of Ann Thomas, on Cary street, some few weeks since. The evidence showed that Gordon caused a difficulty by ficulty by eulogizing the Lincoln Government, for which Reynolds gave him a blow in the mouth with a spittoon, another party inflicting the stab which resulted in death. After a hearing Reynolds was remanded for trial at the next term of Judge Lyons's Court, and his bail fixed at $1,000, in default of which he was sent to jail. ficulty by eulogizing the Lincoln Government, for which Reynolds gave him a blow in the mouth with a spittoon, another party inflicting the stab which resulted in death. After a hearing Reynolds was remanded for trial at the next term of Judge Lyons's Court, and his bail fixed at $1,000, in default of which he was sent to jail.
The Daily Dispatch: April 21, 1864., [Electronic resource], How a Yankee paper announced Mrs. Beauregard's death. (search)
Judge Lyons's Court. --Peter Reynolds was yesterday tried before this Court on the charge of killing one John Gordon, a paroled Yankee prisoner, in a house of ill-fame, on the 26th of November last. The jury having heard the evidence acquitted the prisoner. The trial of Robert Clarke, for picking the pocket of Wm. J. McDowell, at the Central Depot, was continued till Saturday next, on account of the absence of the witnesses.
ainst George, slave of Thomas Y. Catlett, of feloniously receiving a trunk, containing gold, silver and copper coin, the property of some person unknown, was dismissed and the prisoner was discharged. A fine was imposed upon John H. Jamison for keeping his drinking-house open after 10 o'clock at night. The case of William Langford, charged with huckstering and regretting in the Second Market, was taken up, examined into and continued till this morning. In two cases against Peter Reynolds, a restaurant-keeper on Broad street, charged with violating the ordinance by keeping his house open after 10 o'clock at night, he was fined, collectively, fifty dollars. A. W. Hughes, fined before for violation of the market ordinance, was fined fifty dollars yesterday for buying nine pounds of butter in the First Market to sell again. The butter was confiscated. [At the present valuation the amount of fine and confiscation will reach near two hundred dollars.] William H. Ty
Ann Perrin and John E. Hicks were also up as accessories to John's crime.--These cases were similarly disposed of. James Golden, William Sedgwick, Lewis Benedick and Harriet Powers were summoned to show cause why they should not be fined for permitting water to escape from their hydrants.--Some of the parties were fined and others were dismissed. The following negroes were ordered to be whipped: Ellick, slave of Aaron Jeffries, charged with trespassing upon the premises of Peter Reynolds and stealing therefrom one pair of shoes and one pair of stockings; Charles, slave of Philip Jones, charged with felony; Jessie, slave of William H. Jones, arrested with a parcel of meat in his possession supposed to be stolen; and Henry Byrd, free negro, for assaulting and beating Minerva Byrd, his wife. The cases of John, slave of Bentley Wicker; Peter, slave of — Tyler; Aaron, slave of Neil McCurdy; George, slave of Mrs, Goodwin; Edwin, slave of Alfred Dickinson; Peter, slave of