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The Daily Dispatch: July 24, 1862., [Electronic resource], Another cavalry Dash at the Central Railroad. (search)
Police Court. --Two lads, named Wm. J. and Thomas Walker, were brought before the sitting magistrate yesterday, charged with stealing from the canal boats Jeff. Davis, Link, and Jefferson a carpet bag, lot of clothing, and a pair of boots. The clothing belonged to John P. Yestman, and the boots to Philip Rohr. It seems that the boots belong to a regularly organized band of ptiferere engaged in the business of relieving the ca packets of such surplus articles as chance might afford them a good opportunity to make off with. In the present instance, the above lads engaged passage in the boats at one of the locks in Henrico county, and after airing here marched off with the articles they are charged with stealing. As it appeared plain that there was a regular system by which such spoliations were conducted, the case against the prisoners was laid over until Friday.--John Murphy, who received pistol bullet in the proboscis for calling Dr. Murphy an ugly name, not being able to