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The Daily Dispatch: July 9, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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he had seen fit to use an axe on Kelley, in the way of adjustment, to convince him of the impropriety of his conduct. Both parties were required to give $150 security for their good behavior.--A muss having occurred in the stable of Mr. Thomas Duke, on 17th street, between Curtis, one of Mr. D.'s hands, and a stray darkey, named Dabney, both were caged for breaking the peace. It appeared that Curtis had been too much for Dabney, the latter receiving considerable punishment, owing to the superior science of his antagonist. The Head of Police, deeming that superior intelligence should be rewarded, bestowed on Curtis a token in the shape of twenty-five lashes.--Two cases of alleged assault and battery were heard and dismissed. In one, Milly Brown was charged with beating Martha J. Morris. In the other, Margaret Wilson was said to have performed the same operation on Susan Mann.--Rudolph Castleburg was fined five dollars for allowing a nuisance to accumulate on a lot owned by him.
portunity to procure his witnesses. He should, therefore, remand the accused for examination before the Hustings Court, and would require $5,000 security for his appearance; whereupon Mr. Sledd gave the requisite ball and was discharged. The following cases were continued for various reasons; Mary Dunavant, James F. McGee, and Robert Calaban, charged respectively with selling ardent spirits, to be drunk in their houses, without first obtaining ordinary licenses. Tom, slave of Margaret Wilson, charged with purchasing onions in the Second Market to sell again. Tom claims to have purchased the onions for the use of his mistress, who is a refugee from Petersburg, now occupying a house between that place and this city. The Mayor concluded to inquire further into the matter, and remanded the accused to jail till such time as he can be informed. Robert Ashby, a free negro boy, who has been before the Courts of this city ten or a dozen times, and as often been whipped for hi
ngs some culprit to the gallows or consigns him to the penitentiary. We are led to these observations not by the frequent occurrence of robbery and murder in the country — for these have become too common to deserve notice — but by the fact of our attention having been called to one particular case, (not worse, we dare say, than hundreds of others,) in which we happened to know the parties, and which occurred in the county of Mecklenburg during the late marauding expedition of Kantz and Wilson. A body of plunderers rode up to the house of the gentleman in question, whooping and yelling like drunken savages. On the way they fell in with a youth, who was the son of a lady staying at the house, a relative of the family, and ordered him to halt. Instead of halting, the lad (he was about thirteen years old) fled to a neighboring wood. The scoundrels fired at this mere child some half dozen or more shots, evidently with the design to kill him, for the shots whistled all around him.