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The Daily Dispatch: October 27, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: October 28, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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Arrests. --The city police, on Saturday, arrested Harriet, slave of Banks Ward, on the charge of breaking open the house of Mrs. J. C. Robinson and stealing a gold chain valued at $50, gold bracelet at $14, gold thimble, and $325 in C. S. Treasury notes; John Myers, for being insensibly drunk in Locust Alley; Robert, slave of Dr. Pollard, for having one pistol in his possession, and Ben, slave of R. C. Howe, for having two; Francis McNamara, for beating his wife, and threatening to kill her and her children; Michael Lotts and John France, for fighting on Main street. Yesterday, John Needham was put in the cage for keeping a disorderly house.
ified, was "a dinky old gentleman," having been put in for intoxication. The proof was clear enough that the fellow made way with the funds, and equally clear that he promised, if they would carry him back to the Castle, he would show where he had hid the money. The Mayor saw no reason why Capt. Alexander could not try the case. The prisoner was sent back "unwhipped of justice," and the "dinky old gentleman" left to get his money the best way he could. The case of Harriet, slave of Banks Ward, hired to Mrs. J. C. Robinson, and who is charged by her mistress with breaking open her trunks and stealing $325 in bank notes, a gold chain, thimble and bracelet, was partially heard and continued until Wednesday. The proof was pretty strong, showing that if the woman did not do the stealing she knew who did. Ben, slave of R. C. Howe, and Robert, slave of Dr. Pollard, were both whipped for being found in possession of pistols by the police. John Myers, arrested for lying down