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The Daily Dispatch: November 28, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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h case, for his appearance next term. An attachment was issued against absent witnesses. R. H. Vest and Robert B. Tyne, indicted for issuing small notes, were each fined $10 and costs. S. Mason, indicted in two cases for issuing small notes, was discharged by nolle prosequi, on the payment of costs. Sylvester P. Cocke, indicted in four cases for issuing small notes, paid a fine of $10 in the first case, and a nolle prosequi was entered in the others, on payment of costs. Dillon McCormack was tried for an assault upon Peter Doyle, found guilty, and fined $5 and costs. John Harper and John Williams, charged with breaking into the Columbian Hotel on the night of the 20th of December, and stealing a lot of clothing from a soldier, named Richard A Cox, were examined and remanded for final trial. The Court ordered that the tables and gaming implements taken in the case of the Commonwealth against Wm. Burns, be burnt by the Sergeant in front of the City Hall.
Burned up. --Certain gambling apparatus, for some time past housed within the Mayor's office, and said by parties supposed to be in the secret to belong to Wm. Burns & Co., was burned yesterday in front of the City Hall, in presence of certain officers of police, who, from the City Hall steps, viewed the conflagration with looks of satisfaction, it being the token of reward in hand and more in prospect. Roulette and faro tables were burnt. There were no spectators. The surviving nails and screws were gathered up by bystanders.
H. Winder, Capt. Philip Cashmeyer, Dr. Erasmus Powell, Rev. Moses D. Hoge and lady, James P. Duval,--Flegenhelmer, and Wm. Burns; all of whom were present except Mrs. Hoge and Wm. Burns. P. H. Alylett, Esq., Confederate States prosecutor, then annoWm. Burns. P. H. Alylett, Esq., Confederate States prosecutor, then announced that, as Burns was a most important witness in the case, it would be almost impossible to proceed without him, and he desired to know whether the proper steps had been taken to have him present. The Marshal replied that he had been summoned, Burns was a most important witness in the case, it would be almost impossible to proceed without him, and he desired to know whether the proper steps had been taken to have him present. The Marshal replied that he had been summoned, and was expected every minute; but Capt. Cashmeyer had heard that Burns had left the city since the writ was served upon him, and so informed the Court. As it was not probable, therefore, that the absent witness could be found in time to go into a Burns had left the city since the writ was served upon him, and so informed the Court. As it was not probable, therefore, that the absent witness could be found in time to go into a trial of the case then, at the suggestion of both the counsel for the accused and the prosecutor, the Commissioner adjourned the examination until Thursday morning at 12 o'clock. Mrs. Allen was then committed to the custody of Col. J. F. Wily, the M
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