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The Daily Dispatch: November 2, 1860., [Electronic resource], A thriving
Swedish colony. (search)
Freedom of speech. --John Hagan, charged with being disorderly and using profane language in the street, appeared before the Mayor yesterday. It seems that John, who is an ardent Breckinridge man, was talking politics with his acquaintances, when officer Seal came along and informed them that they were too boisterous, and must desist. Mr. Hagan claimed the right of speech; words waxed warm between them, and, it was deposed, he cussed the officer. He was then taken from his buggy by the policemen who had assembled, and escorted to the watch-house. The Mayor would doubtless have disposed of the case in his Court, but the accused expressed a willingness to have the question of his constitutional rights tested, and it was thereupon sent to the Grand Jury. Mr. Hagan maintains that in this time of political excitement, all citizens have the privilege of a free and loud expression of opinion.
The Daily Dispatch: January 31, 1861., [Electronic resource], Will of the late
King of Prussia. (search)
Violence. --A message was received at the lower station-house yesterday afternoon, that a man living on Cary street, opposite the old gas works, had killed his wife. Officers Seal and Bibb hastened thither, and found that though no murder had been committed, one John Moore had given his wife a severe beating. They did not find the offender there, and were looking for him last evening.
The Daily Dispatch: February 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Local Matters. (search)
Joseph Wrenn, a lad, hailing from the Monumental City, was apprehended at an early hour yesterday morning in the lower part of the city by officer Seal, on the charge of appropriating to his own use and behoof, a two dollar and twenty-five cent umbrella, the property, goods, and effects of Mr. G. A. Farrar. The owner discovered the transaction, and handed over the trespasser to the officer's care. It did not appear that the "early bird" who was accused had obtained possession of the property by the kind of "confidence game" similar to that practiced by those "fishers of men, " who are occasionally "hooked" in out of the way places and brought before the Recorder for playing their tricks on two-legged gudgeons. The umbrella was standing alone, and Wrenn being a youth "infinite in faculties" chose to adopt it. He did wrong, but there being no special felonious intent apparent, the Recorder chose to let Wrenn out of his cage with an admonition, and the "early bird" evaporated wi
The Daily Dispatch: March 5, 1861., [Electronic resource],
Child Run over and killed. (search)
Child Run over and killed. --Yesterday afternoon, about 5 o'clock, a little child named William Graham, son of Michael Graham, was run over by a horse and wagon driven by Joseph Haberstraw, on 17th street, between Broad and Marshall, and almost instantly killed. A wheel probably passed over the little fellow's head, as indicated by the fearful contusions upon it. The circumstances having been communicated to the police, Haberstraw was taken into custody by officers Seal and Bibb, and the case will probably be investigated by the Mayor this morning. The prisoner is a miller by profession, and proprietor of the mill in the Valley known as "Victor's."
The Daily Dispatch: March 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], A bad place for Morals. (search)
Unsuccessful Hunt. --Officers Seal and Morris, who departed on an exploring tour in search of Cockston, Muldawn and Riddell who escaped from jail a few days since, have returned to this city. They kept "watch and word" for the fugitives at the main outlets, but they did not see them.
Troublesome duty. --In addition to the other duties of the Mayor (always onerous,) has been imposed that of issuing passports to nonresident sojourners who evince a desire to repair to more congenial latitudes during the pendency of the present troubles. On Thursday the Mayor deputed Capt. Seal, of the police, to attend to the matter, and that officer remained in the Court-room the entire day. Yesterday, while the Mayor was holding his Court, an individual applied for an exodus pass whom the Mayor would have been entirely justifiable in seizing. The fellow would have sold readily at $10 per pound as guano. He was more odoriferous than the most highly scented Peruvian, Jarvis Island or Manipulated. A good many of the immigrants conform to this description. Let them go.
The Daily Dispatch: June 11, 1861., [Electronic resource], Position of
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