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The Counterfeiting case. --The trial of Harvey Wash, for passing counterfeit gold coin, is drawing to a close. The testimony concluded yesterday, when Attorney Tazewell opened the argument for the Commonwealth, and was followed by Mr. John G. Williams for prisoner. Mr. Crump will continue for the defence to day.
Receiving stolen Goods. --Elizabeth Woodcock, a white female, was arraigned for trial at the bar of Judge Lyone's Court yesterday, for the crime of receiving three rugs and two pieces of carpet, stolen from Richardson & Co. It will be remembered that the negroes who committed the larceny of the above and various other articles, which were conveyed to Woodcock's house, on Council Chamber Hill, were long since punished, by order of the Mayer, for their share of the transaction. The prisoner was defended by Mr. E. Y. Cannon, and prosecuted by Mr. Tazewell. The jury, after hearing the evidence, retired to consult of their verdict, and remained out till 4½ o'clock, at which time they returned into Court and announced their inability to agree. They were then turned over for the night to the Sergeant.
cquainted with the fact that General Buell's positions at Battle Creek, Huntsville, and McMinnville, have been evacuated by that admirable officer. Many newspapers, ignorant of the rebel movements, have blamed General Buell for his inaction and his late retrogressive movements. Gen. Bragg massed his army at Chattanooga and Knoxville, East Tennessee. The column or corps under Gen. Kirby Smith succeeded in flanking Gen. G. W. Morgan, and, with but one battle of any consequence, that of Tazewell, effected the design of getting into his rear, and thence further into Kentucky. All the details of this movement are familiar to our readers. The other two corps have moved with equal secrecy and effect, and are now attempting a junction with Smith. The army of General Bragg is divided into three corps d'armee under Gens. William J. L. Hardee, Leonidas Polk, and Kirby Smith. Each of these corps would number about 15,000 men if the regiments were full; but it is not probable, that, of t
haracter-- "a man of evil fame and reputation, from Baltimore, aiding and abetting the United States Government in hostile action against the Commonwealth and citizens thereof, and against the Confederate Government"--was brought before Judge Meredith on a writ of habeas corpus, he having been committed to jail for ten days by the Mayor to await an examination. Woodall was brought from the jail to the State court-house about 11 o'clock, when Mr. Gilmer appeared for the petitioner and Mr. Tazewell for the Commonwealth. The petition set forth that the allegations in the commitment of the Mayor were untrue, but that, if true, the Mayor had no jurisdiction over them. Mr. Gilmer stated that Gen. Winder was present to testify in behalf of the prisoner, and then argued at some length to show that, by the ordinance of the Convention, under which the accused was arrested, the case belonged of right to the military authorities, and should be turned over to them. If the Mayor has the powe
Trial for Homicide. --Yesterday afternoon the trial of Landon W. Shell, indicted for the murder of Patrick Curtis, on the 5th of May last, was commenced before Judge Lyons, of the Hustings Court. The evidence showed that the deceased was seriously injured in a row at a restaurant on 17th street, from the effects of which he died the next night.--Judge Crump and Gen. Marshall appeared for the accused, and Mr. Tazewell for the Commonwealth. The trial will probably conclude to-day.
The Daily Dispatch: October 12, 1863., [Electronic resource], Farewell address of Lieut.-Gen'l Leonidas Polk. (search)
Perjury --Don Juan J. Williams, charged with perjury in the last Shell case before the Hustings Court, was examined by the Mayor last Saturday. Shell was at Wolfe's restaurant last May, when a row occurred, in which Patrick Curtis was so violently beaten that he died the following night. As he was a mere spectator, the Commonwealth called on him as a witness. Some days before the trial of Shell, Mr. Tazewell, the Commonwealth's attorney, met Williams in the Clerk's office, and asked him what he know of the fight. Williams stated that he was sitting on a table when the fight began; that he saw Shell pick up a decanter, seize by the throat, bend him backwards over a table, and strike him two heavy blows on the head, breaking the disaster, and causing the wounded man to fall to the floor — When this statement was made Williams was not on oath. At the trial of Shell, Williams, after being sworn, was called to the witness stand, and testified that the fight was a general one;
The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1863., [Electronic resource], A brief history of the Troubles about Gen. Bragg. (search)
Hustings Court. --In Judge Lyons's Court yesterday the entire day was consumed in the trial of John G. Scott, charged with the murder of James Powers, in the city jail.--The parties quarreled and fought over a game of cards in their cell, at night. The next morning, when the prisoners were turned into the yard, Powers made some demonstrations, when Scott, seeing an opportunity, seized a brick and struck Powers on the back of his head, killing him instantly. Mr. Tazewell appeared for the Common wealth, and Mr. Griswold for the defence.--Scott has already been convicted of robbery, and his punishment ascertained at seven years in the penitentiary.
e Lyons's Court, yesterday, counsel for Granville Montelle, who stands charged with shooting, with intent to kill, a free negro named Susan Hill, made a motion for change of venue, basing the ground of their application upon the fact that the public mind had been so much poisoned against their client by the abusive manner in which the press of Richmond had alluded to him, as to make it doubtful whether a jury could be found here who would give him a fair trial. Judge Lyons and Commonwealth's Attorney Tazewell took a different view of the matter! they did not consider the news papers of Richmond deficient in courtesy and justice, and even if they were, it was no reason why an intelligent juryman, who had read them, should be incompetent to give a criminal a fair and impartial trial. The motion for a change of venue was therefore overruled. In order to procure the attendance of Joseph Parker, an important witness for the defence, the trial was then laid over till this morning.
he arrested the negroes on Cary street, on Saturday night, with the bags. Tazewell was with them, but had no bags. The negroes with the bags said they had bought them from Tazewell. From the testimony of other witnesses, it appeared that Tazewell belonged to Mr. Garber, in this city; that the other negroes were marketmen, of good character, who had come to the city on Saturday morning. Three negro witnesses proved that Tazewell had sold the others the bags at three dollars apiece. TTazewell had sold the others the bags at three dollars apiece. Tazewell was ordered thirty-nine, the rest ten lashes apiece, for trading with a slave. Chastain Hampton, a deserter, was sent to the provost-marshal. Ned, slave of Thomas Miflin Ladd, and Thomas, slave of C. J. Paleske, were charged with stealing three bushels of corn and three of wheat from some person unknown; and Mrs. Louisa Horseapple was charged with receiving the same. It was proved that the negroes were seen to carry the grain into Mrs. Horseapple's store, near the Second Marke
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