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The Daily Dispatch: April 10, 1861., [Electronic resource] 6 0 Browse Search
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Henrico Circuit Court. --Judge John M. Gregory, of this Court, will commence the trial of criminal causes now on the docket on the 25th inst. The number of criminals now listed is three, all of whom are charged with murder, viz: Joseph Bernard, for the murder of Jno. Oscar Taylor, and Randolph Bennett and Wm. T. Meltoa, for the murder of a free negro, on the old Williamsburg Stage Road, some months since.
f the Southern trade, will find they have made a bad bargain of it every way. They will have to atone for the ensuing two years for the act of yesterday — they can repent at leisure. As for the working men and foreign born citizens who voted for Taylor, we will believe they knew not what they did. Their conduct on any other hypothesis is inexplicable. Though very reluctant to make the declaration, we would yet consider ourselves false to our position as a public monitor, if we neglected to sta wished to stay in St. Louis and in the Union at the same time, will have no alternative but an appeal to arms, in defence of their position. We are heartily sincere in wishing it may be otherwise, but such, nevertheless, is our interpretation of Taylor's election." The above is significant in every way. It acknowledges an overwhelming defeat in the Republican stronghold in Missouri, and it threatens resistance to the majority with the sword. Nothing more nor less can be made from those wo
wing water to run from the city hydrants, huckstering in the markets, and employing hacks without posting the rates in the vehicles, were fined and dismissed. A well known musician was brought before the Recorder for "stealing" a "cornet," which was proved he purchased, and two young girls were arraigned for an "assault," which was proved to be a woman's quarrel. Both parties were dismissed. Henrico Circuit Court, Friday, October 31st --Present, Hon. John M. Gregory, Judge.--The case of Joseph Bernard, indicted for the murder of Jno. Oscar Taylor, (defended by Messrs. Crump and Lyons, and prosecuted by John B. Young, Esq.,) was submitted to the jury on Thursday evening, and adjourned over until to- day. The jurors, on emerging from their retirement, announced, through their foreman, that they found Bernard guilty of manslaughter, and uncertained the term of his imprisonment at slammers in the Penitentiary. On a former trial prisoner was sentenced to a term of nine years.