--Yesterday morning a free negro boy named Thomas Gwinn
, was arraigned before the Mayor
to answer the charge of feloniously assaulting and beating officer William B. Page
On Thursday last the prisoner, who is about eighteen years of age, was arrested and caged for being in the city without a register.
While confined in the cell he called for water, and Mr. Page
opened the cell door to ascertain what he wanted.
As he did so, the ruffian made a "rush" to escape, and throwing Mr. Page
heavily, fractured his right thigh and right shoulder.
is not only very feeble, but quite infirm, and being an old man, it is very doubtful if he will ever entirely recover.
The prisoner was remanded to jail, to await the result of Mr. Page