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The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1862., [Electronic resource], A Bloody Leaf in the history of this War--ten lives for one. (search)
sed, and no tidings came of Allsman. It is not our intention to dwell at length upon the details of this transaction. The tenth day expired with last Friday. On that day ten rebel prisoners, already in custody, were selected to pay with their lives the penalty demanded. The names of the men selected were as follows: Willis Baker, Lewis county; Thos. Numston, Lewis county; Morgan Dixler, Lewis county; Herbert Hudeen, Ralls county; Jno. M. Wade, Ralls county; Marion Lair, Ralls county; Captain Thomas A Suider, Monroe county; Eleanor Lake, Scotland county; Miram Smith, Knox county. These parties were informed on Friday evening that unless Mr. Allsman was returned to his family by 1 o'clock on the following day, they would all be shot at that hour. Most of them received the announcement with composure or indifference. A little after 11 o'clock A. M., the next day, three Government wagons drove to the jail. One contained four and each of the others three rough, beard coffins
that six or seven men, including Withmell, the deceased, proposed to visit Mrs. Ann Thomas's, where they were refused admittance. All went out; Withmell last, Withmll died at twenty minutes to 12 o'clock Saturday night. On first getting near Ann Thomas's door I saw three men entering the alley. First met the deceased in Memphise City Battalion on the Capital Square. Afterwards they went with a party to Ann Thomas's, and, being refused admittance, retired. As they were going through the alied to get the assistance of the armed patrol guard to search the premises of Ann Thomas, but they refused. An officer rods by, whom we hailed. He stated that he wa up men to their assistance, which he shortly did. On going into the alley at Ann Thomas's some one remarked that it was a dark place, and some one might get killed. rteenth and main streets, and seeing three men at the corner. After going to Ann Thomas's and being refused admittance, witness was the foremost of the party coming
ht about 12 o'clk, I was standing at the corner of 15th and Main sts.; heard a gun fired; started up and met three men coming towards 15th street; one was taller than the others; had on a slouch hat, turned up at the side. I afterwards went to Ann Thomas's, asked her if any fuse was going on; she said no, but that three men came, and when they were going away she heard a pistol fired; asked her if she knew either, said yes--one Tom Hiltzhimer. I went down and saw Lieut. Carter, then came up to the Exchange and heard the details of the shooting. Ann Thomas: I heard the report of a pistol, but was in bed, and did not get up. I knew one of the parties--Mr. Hiltzhimer--having recognized his voice; knew none of the others. They had not got out of the alley before I heard the pistol.--There was no one in the house for an hour or more previous to the visit of these gentlemen. Maggie Clarke: I did not know anything about it at all until the officers came. I did not hear the pisto
Not the man. --We have been requested to state that the Wilson Williams arrested at Miss Thomas's, Cary street, Saturday night, along with others, is not Lieut. Wilson D. Williams, of Talbott's cavalry.
ed until Friday for further examination. The case of the parties arrested at the house of Ann Thomas, on Saturday night, was called up--Mr. Seal, policeman, being sworn, testified to his knowledgte reputation of "Mulberry Grove"--Thomas M. Hiltsheimer, Jr., said that the party who went to Ann Thomas's on the night of the murder, proceeded from No. 100 Main street. He had been invited to suppearted could play on the piano, and suggested that they could find such an instrument either at Ann Thomas's, Alice Ashley's, or Josephine Demeritt's. Witness had often been at Ann Thomas's, and the paAnn Thomas's, and the party decided to proceed thither. Most of the witnesses examined before the Coroner repeated their testimony, throwing no additional light on the subject of the murder of Whitmell. The case was concluded by the Mayor holding Ann Thomas in $500 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 the
or, and enrolled as a member of the chain-gang. John McMahon was committed for examination on the 20th on the charge of making a violent physical demonstration against Bridget McMahon, his wife John H. Houke gave bail for the appearance of his slave. Rosetta Carter, arrested on the charge of going at large. James McDonald, a soldier, was committed for his appearance before the Grand Jury for making a smash-up of sundry windows and doors in a tenement in Jefferson Ward. Ann Thomas, the proprietress of a disorderly house on Cary, between 14th and 15th streets, near which vicinity a man was shot last Saturday night, was summoned before the Mayor to-day, and committed for examination on the charge of being accessary to the murder of J. O. Withmed. Aaron F Shafer, proprietor of the Green House, at the corner of Cary and 12th sts., was arraigned for keeping a disorderly and ill-governed house. The police had entered his place about 1 o'clock on Monday night, and ar
that he fired the fatal shot though present, and in the possession of firearms. He belongs to the Purcell battery, and had been slightly wounded several months since at Mechanicville, in the first of the series of battles around Richmond. Ann Thomas was examined by the Mayor and acquitted of being an accessory to the murder of J. O. Withmell last Saturday night. She was however, required to give bail in $500 for her appearance this day week, when, as the Mayor said, he "would investigate AAnn Thomas." She gave bail. Miller and Hiltzheimer, witnesses at the inquest, were recognized to appear and testify at that time. The girls boarding at her house appeared, but were dismissed. Hustings Court--Judge Wm. H. Lyons presiding--Thursday, Nov. 29th.--John Wall was arraigned for trial on the charge of stealing a gold watch from Robert C. Graham. The jury found him guilty and ascertained the term of his imprisonment at three years in the Penitentiary. Mr. Crane appeared for the d
ail in $500 for his appearance Saturday to undergo an examination. John Ferguson, of 149, was acquitted. Wm. S. Murphy, of do., gave bail to appear Saturday. Wm. Duke. of 151, did the same thing. Ballard W. Berry, of 153, was discharged. C. W. Ellis and D. J. Barner, of the same tenement, gave bail for their appearance Saturday. --All the rest of the parties, including the negroes were sent to jail. Emeline Jones, one of the parties found in No. 149, was one of the girls found at Ann Thomas's recently, and held to bail for her good behavior.--The Mayor declared her former recognizance forfeited. The examination of Richard Mundin, for unlawfully entering the house of Jno. Johnson, the barber, was postponed. Hustings Court--Judge Lyons presiding.--A jury in this Court acquitted on Wednesday night the two youths, Thomas Collier and Richard Morris, charged with entering the restaurant of John McPherson, near the Old Market, and stealing $2,200. Both the prisoners posses
The Daily Dispatch: April 20, 1863., [Electronic resource], Correspondence between Earl Russell and Minister Adams. (search)
Hustings Court, Saturday. --A number of cases were disposed of by this Court on Saturday, a summary of which we subjoin: Richard Copeland, indicted for misdemeanor in exhibiting the game of faro, was called for trial, and not responding, his recognizance ($1,000) was declared forfeited. Ann Thomas was tried by jury for keeping an ill-governed and disorderly house, and fined $50. --The Court sent her to jail for three months. Mary Vanderlip was tried for committing perjury, found guilty, fined $5, and sent to jail for one year. William Sullivan, charged with breaking into John C. Shafer's tailor shop and stealing a large quantity of goods, was examined, and sent on for trial before Judge Lyons. Carter, slave of B A Cooke, was tried and found guilty of stealing sundry Confederate Treasury notes from Lawrence Burns, and ordered thirty nine lashes. An indictment against Mrs. Vanderlip, for discharging a loaded pistol at Owen Riley, in Broad street, was w
. Shannon, in default of $390 to keep the peace, was sent to jail. Richard L. Bobannon was examined and sent before the Hustings Court on the charge of stealing a gold watch from B. B. Brown at the American Hotel. The case of James M. Graham, for stealing a valize and contents from Daniel F. Buckner, was partly heard and continued. Robert, slave of Hon. Jefferson Davis, was ordered 25 lashes for stealing 13 pounds of coffee from his master. Tennella Green, a boarder at Ann Thomas's, on Cary street, was arraigned for appearing at the Varieties in men's clothes. She was let off, it appearing to be nothing more than the practical execution of a whim on her part. The case of James Burke, for stealing a pair of pantaloons and a jacket from Sheryl. C. Botts, and sundry other articles, valued at $50, from James C. Levy, was continued for a further hearing. Sam, slave of James Gambel, was ordered to be whipped for throwing stones at persons in an alley, and La
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