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The Daily Dispatch: February 29, 1864., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
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Mayor's Court. --On Saturday the following cases were brought before the Mayor: The case against Charles leaves and Richard Barry, charged with garroting and robbing Augustus Haxall, a few evenings since, was again postponed till this morning. Heary, Tom, and Patrick, negro shoemakers, charged with assaulting and robbing Benjamin Franklin Grant, a soldier, of an overcoat, breastpin, and twenty dollars in money, were again arraigned before the Mayor; but the testimony of witnesses falling to establish the guilt of the accused, they were discharged. The charged preferred against James Doyle, of stealing a trunk, four dress patterns, one pair of pants, one vest, and one pistol, valued at $1,500, from Samuel H. Hunt, will be disposed of this morning. Doyle is a Yankee deserter, and it is stated has already served out one term in the penitentiary. Two brothers, named Charles and Nathaniel Bates, were arrested on Friday afternoon, the first for stealing a ham of b
orrowing and by paper issues, until he is "likely to bring ruin on the country" by the weight of the public debt. It says that this is attracting attention and exciting complaints even among "Republican journals." It calls for a heavy direct tax as the only thing to save the country from the ruin Chase has nearly brought upon it. The Herald is of opinion that the only salvation of the country from a "demoralizing, dangerous, and revolutionary scrub race" is for the people to unite upon Grant for President and Dix for Vice President, with Gen. McClellan identified with them as the General-in-Chief of the Federal army! There will be great manœuvring now for the nomination of the Republican National Convention. Chase has the bulk of the Federal Congress, no doubt, on his side. What effect his new attitude is to have on his relations in the Cabinet and on the movements in Congress, remains to be seen. That it will have its disturbing influences, there can be little doubt. F