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The Daily Dispatch: October 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], A national debt of six hundred millions. (search)
Mayor's Court. --A white woman named Ann E. Thacker, a street wanderer, arrested a day or two since, was discharged from custody yesterday. Isaac Coles, free negro, without a register, was punished with stripes for drunkenness, and ordered to leave town forthwith. Henry, slave of James Royster, charged with stealing four plugs of tobacco, was punished in the usual way. Thomas Doulin, arrested for beating his wife and threatening to cut watchman Carter to pieces with an ancient cavalry sabre, was held in $150 security for good behavior, and to answer an indictment for misdemeanor. Edwin M. and James Lucas were acquitted of a charge of assaulting Myer Kracker. Milton Williams was fined $10 for permitting negroes to assemble unlawfully upon his premises. A warrant charging him with selling ardent spirits without a license was dismissed.
Northern papers report what they style "Startling News" from Eastern Kentucky. The people are rising in overwhelming numbers to join the standard of Humphrey Marshall as he approaches with his victorious army of the "Blue Grass" region. Menifee is at Owingsville, Bath county, with four hundred brave Kentuckian, who have united to expel the Yankee invaders, and have volunteered in the Confederate army. Judge Barns with the same number is at West Liberty, Morgan county. Colonel Williams with 1,600 men is at Hazel Green, in the same county. General Humphrey Marshall, with a large force, is at Prestonsburg, Floyd county. There is great excitement in all the Blue Grass region. The Yankee troops stationed at Paris, Bourbon county, expected an attack, and sent hastily for reinforcements. A number of Federal soldiers attempted to arrest some Southern Rights men at Bagdad, Shelby county, 15 miles from Frankfort, on the Louisville railroad. They were repulsed,
Homicides. --On Tuesday evening, last, a difficulty occurred between two negroes — Robert Napier, slave of Mrs. Waddell, of Staunton, and Sidney Robinson, slave of Mrs. Graham--at the store of Milton Williams, near the corner of Broad and Mayo streets, which resulted in the stabbing of the former, whose injuries terminated fatally next morning. The murderer fled, and has not yet been arrested. The fact was made known to acting Coroner Sauxay, who held an inquest on Christmas day, and the jury returned a verdict that Robert's death was caused by a stab in the left side, inflicted by Sidney Robinson. On Tuesday night, two free colored boys, named Beverly Randolph and John Henry Ashby, apprentices to Robert Francis, barber, got into a playful controversy about a knife, which the former had in the shop, where they were employed, on Main street, below 17th. Beverly first rapped John on the head with the knife, but this had no effect, and finally he thrust it into his left sid