The Recent Garreting case in the City jail.
, Patriak Cunningham
, George Hoppell
, John Kelly
, Julius Desplanque
, Wm. Hannan
, Thomas Tyror
, James Barry
, John A. Whitman
, and John Barry
were carried to the Hustings Court room yesterday, at 11 o'clock, and arraigned before a called Court, composed of Recorder Caskle
, Senior Alderman Sanxay
, and Alderman Bray
, and Baveridge, to undergo an examination for committing a felony in the city jail on the 23d of December. The Mayor
's warrant charged that the parties above named being on the 23d of December prisoners, lawfully confined in said jail, they did feloniously make an assault on one Isaac Jacobs
, there confined, and by putting him in bodily fear did steal from his person five hundred and sixty-seven dollars in Confederate States
Treasury notes, a sliver watch, worth fifty dollars; one gold chain of the value of one hundred dollars; one finger ring of the value of five dollars, and two handkerchiefs of the value of two dollars. The robbery of Jacobs
was effected by the garroting process, and was alluded to at the time of its occurrence by the daily papers.
It was only part of a system adopted by the numerous cut-throats and outlaws confined in the jail to replenish their depleted exchequers.
Several of the parties after the robbery were brought before the Mayor
and ordered into the chain gang.
All of the parties concerned in robbing Jacobs
were sent on for trial before Judge Lyons
A similar case, where the same parties were charged with robbing Linman Farrell
, also a prisoner in the jail, resulted in all of them being committed for trial save Vanderlip
, John Barry
, and Desplanqua.