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The Daily Dispatch: March 21, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Harvard College student run over by a Locomotive and killed. (search)
Trial commenced. --David S. Chilton, young white man, a former resident of Liberty, Bedford county, was put on trial yesterday before Judge Lyons, of the Hustings Court, for having in his possession and passing counterfeit bank notes purporting to be issued by the Bank of South Carolina. Hon. Wm. L. Goggin, Jas. F. Johnson, Esq., (of the State Senate,) and Judge Wm. W. Crump appeared for the defence. Littleton Tazewell for the Commonwealth.
Passing counterfeit money. --The time of the Hustings Court was consumed yesterday in hearing testimony and arguments in the case of David S. Chilton, charged with passing and having in his possession counterfeit South Carolina Bank notes. W. L. Goggin, J. F. Johnson and W. W. Crump addressed the jury in behalf of the prisoner. Littleton Tazewell for the Commonwealth. The case was not concluded at a late hour yesterday evening. P. S.--The jury, late in the evening, brought in a verdict of "not guilty." The verdict was received with applause, and two of the offenders were brought before the Judge and fined $10 each. There are other cases against Chilton not yet disposed of.
ance and representations of the pretended Lieut. Colonel, as to advance him a month's pay as such. Mr. Smith was induced to do so because prisoner had been introduced to him by a young Baltimorean, named Tormey, as "Colonel Miller," and no case of false representation on the part of anybody claiming to be an officer had before occurred to induce a suspicion of the trick. Prisoner was defended by N. A. Sturdivant and A. Judson Crane, Esqs., and prosecuted with his usual ability by Littleton Tazewell, Esq, Attorney for the Commonwealth. After the evidence and arguments of counsel were heard, the case was given to the jury, who returned a verdict of guilty, and ascertained the term of his confinement in the Penitentiary at three years. The prisoner moved the Court to act aside the verdict, as contrary to the law and the evidence, and grant a new trial; which was refused. Time was allowed until to-day to file a bill of exceptions. The trial of James P. Neagle, for shooting
Circuit Court of the city of Richmond. --This tribunal, of which Hon. John A. Meredith is Judge, was in session yesterday, at the State Court-House. The Grand Jury impaneled on Thursday were sworn in, with Wm. H. Hoxall as foreman. The prosecuting attorney, Littleton Tazewell, Esq., addressed the jury briefly with reference to certain of fences against the common law, amongst which he classed the emunle recently attempted by certain residents of the penitentiary, who desired to enlarge their sphere of usefulness. The Grand Jury being thus instructed, retired, and soon returned with a true bill for felony against Alexander Wright, other wise called Allen Smith, for escaping from the State's prison. A true bill for felony was also found against John McQuay, otherwise called Henry Russell; Joseph Laurence, John Powers Edward Barry, Wm. Harren, Fontaine Rowe, Silas Beazley, James P. Henry, Jesse Howell, Henry Horst, Henry Baldwin, and George Stephens, for conspiring together on t
inuance of the case, but the Court refused the request, the Judge assigning as a reason that if he were to continue cases merely on the plea of the absence of counsel, it would seriously retard the proceedings of the Court, and increase the docket, which was unusually large, and augmenting daily. If counsel were not present when cases were called prisoners would have to engage others. The accused was then tried for the offence, Daniel Ratcliffe appearing in behalf of the accused, and Littleton Tazewell for the Commonwealth. Upon hearing the evidence in the case the jury retired, and after an absence of five minutes, brought in a verdict of guilty of petty larceny. The Judge sentenced Toothaker to six months confinement in the city jail. Timothy Reardan, charged with stealing a trunk from Charles Hanford at the American Hotel, was found guilty by the jury, and the Judge sentenced him to three years confinement in the penitentiary. Veniremen and witnesses will save themselv
rrant to execute on Mr. Hardestry, on the charge of selling liquor, but the Mayor declined to surrender him till he had sifted the case in respect to that aspect of it himself Smith, who stole the pocket-book, was committed to appear for examination before a called Court of Hustings, to be hold on next Thursday. Huntings Court, Thursday, October 23d.--The attention of the Court was occupied during the day in trying the case of Wm. J. Bowman, who stood charged with the murder of George Bailey, by bitting him on the head with a brick-bat, some weeks ago. John B. Young appeared for the accused and Littleton Tazewell for the Commonwealth. The evidence of witnesses and argument occupied five hours in delivery. About 4 o'clock counsel concluded argument, when the case was submitted to the jury. who, after an absence of an hour, returned into Court with a verdict of "guilty of involuntary manslaughter." Confederate Court.--No business of note transpired in this Court yesterday.
ey, "insensibly drunk," was committed for further examination, it being believed that his name is not John Myers, and that he is a deserter from the army. Hustings Court--Hen. Wm. H Lyons, Judge--Monday, Oct. 27th, 1862.--The Court was occupied the entire session of to-day in trying the case of James Slater, charged with shooting Wm. Clarke, in March last, with a pistol, inflicting a mortal wound, of which the said Clarke died. Judge W. W. Crump appeared for the prisoner, and Littleton Tazewell, Esq., for the Commonwealth. About 7 o'clock P. M., the argument of counsel, pre et con, was concluded and the case being submitted to the jury, who immediately retired, and in about an hour thereafter they returned into Court with the following verdict: "We, the Jury, find the prisoner, James Slater, guilty of murder in the second degree, and do fix his term of confinement in the Penitentiary at ten years." The same magistrates also examined William S. Conley for felonious
ball to appear before the Grand Jury to answer an indictment, and each of her boarders in the sum of $200. The men found in the house were discharged on their personal recognizance to appear next Thursday. T. A. Fisher, arrested by the police on Monday for stealing sundry articles of personal property from Joseph F. Radford, valued at $330, was sent on to be examined before a called Court next week. Hustings Court-- Tuesday, Nov. 18th.--Present: Hon. Wm. H. Lyons, Judge, and Littleton Tazewell, Esq., Commonwealth's Attorney. James Gannon, one of the parties indicted for robbing Capt A. H. Franklin, of Miss., of $200 and a silver watch, in Hughes's Row, was put on trial, and the evidence of the detectives who effected the arrest having been heard, the case, after brief review by respective counsel on both sides, was submitted to the jury, who returned a verdict of guilty, and ascertained the term of the prisoner's confinement in the Penitentiary at five years. A man name
Proceedings of the Courts. Hustings Court, Dec. 20 --Hon. Wm. H. Lyons, Judge, Presiding.--Gilmer A. Lumpkin was put on trial for forging the name of Sidney H. Owens & Son to a check for $700, on which he obtained the money at the Traders'bank. Wm. W. Crump appeared for the accused and Littleton Tazewell for the Commonwealth. The jury heard the evidence and remarks submitted by the respective counsel, and, the case being a plain one, so far as the evidence was concerned, after a brief consultation they returned a verdict of guilty of the charge, and ascertained the term of his imprisonment at five years in the Penitentiary. Prisoner is yet to be tried for forging the names of the same parties to another check for $6,000.
Husting Court, Judge Lyons presiding. --In Judge Lyons's Court yesterday James Egan and Barney McNamee, for robbing Josiah King, of South Carolina, of his pocket book containing $30 in money, were sent to the Penitentiary for three years each. Augustus Synco, formerly of Norfolk, Va., late C. S. detective, was arraigned for shooting Ella Johnson, a prostitute, in Exchange Alley, some weeks since. Hon. Humphrey Marshall and Daniel Ratcliffe, Esq., appearing for the prisoner, and Littleton Tazewell, Esq., for the Commonwealth. The jury, after an absence of some hours, brought in a verdict of guilty, and his punishment was assessed at three years in the Penitentiary.
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