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The Daily Dispatch: December 28, 1865., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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rt--Brevet-Colonel McEntee presiding. --The following cases were disposed of in this Court yesterday: George Smith, alias John M. Decker, Twelfth United States Infantry, charged with being drunk and disorderly, plead guilty and was sent to Castle Thunder for fifteen days. John Smith, Eleventh United States Infantry, and William Winnick, plead guilty to the same charge, and were each sent to Castle Thunder for fifteen days. Henderson Taylor, negro, charged with stealing a hat, plead guilty and was sent to the Castle for thirty days. George Williams, negro, charged with carrying concealed weapons, plead guilty and was sent to the same institution for thirty days. Coley Williams, a negro woman, charged with lying in the street drunk, plead guilty and was sent down for thirty days. Many other cases are on the docket, and continued, the Court having been engaged nearly all day in hearing the case of seven negroes, charged with stealing Mr. Lyons's horses.
Bloody settlement of an old Feud in Jackson county, Florida. --A serious shooting affair occurred at Neely's store, in Jackson county, on Wednesday, 29th ult. The parties concerned were two men by the name of Williams, and one named Clare, on one side, and two Hams, father and son, on the other. The cause was an old fend existing for sometime. For the purpose of settlement they met at the precinct on election day, armed with rifles and double-barreled guns. At the first fire, one of the Williams was killed, and Ham, Sr., firing at the other brother, Newton Williams, missed his aim, the ball unfortunately taking effect in the body of a Baptist preacher, named Grantham, and inflicting what is believed to be a mortal wound. Meanwhile, the younger Ham was shot down, and his father, standing over him, defended his body with a clubbed, but empty gun. While thus engaged, Newton Williams approached, and firing one barrel with fatal effect, into the breast of the father, turned and di