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The Daily Dispatch: April 3, 1863., [Electronic resource], "Shall speculators be longer Tolerated?" (search)
on Wm. H. Hardgrove, on Tuesday, and robbing him of a valuable gold watch, near his factory, on Main street. The two desperadoes had gotten Mr. H. In their power, and, from appearances, designed to murder him, and would have done so had not Mr. Wm. Jenkins opportunely been notified and came to his assistance. Martin, who jerked the watch from his person, was observed by a negro to hand it to a comrade, who immediately left, but hid the article where it was found. There did not appear the slightest provocation for this robbery save the hope of plunder. By the aid of Mr. Jenkins the garroters were secured until the arrival of the police. The prisoners were remanded for further examination before the Hustings Court on the second Monday in April next. The following cases were continued: John H Day, charged with permitting faro to be exhibited on premises controlled by him; William, slave of Clifford Campbell, and Jos Hall, free, charged with breaking into Smith & Trailer's, and