Not a felonious homicide.
--On Saturday morning last the case of Wm. W. Jones
, charged with beating John L. Curry
on the 21st of June, and causing his death, was finally disposed of by the Mayor
His Honor briefly reviewed the evidence and after alluding to the fact that the Doctors
could not say the beating Curry
received had had anything to do with producing his death, and as the upper justified to seeing no bruises on the person of the deceased, and none of the witnesses saw more than one blow given, he was bound to dismiss the charge against the prisoner of, felonious homicide.
He, however, thought that Jones
was guilty of unlawfully assaulting and beating Curry
, and required him to give bail in $1,000 to answer an indictment for that offence.
then gave as a reason for not disposing of the case on Friday, his wish to have prosecuted all the parties engaged in gaming at Anderson's house, on the day of the fight, W. W. Jones
, Robert E. Wyatt
, and Wm. Pessley
, were each held to bail to answer an indictment for gaming on the Sabbath day.
Before taking bail for Jones
, Mr. Crane
, on the part of Curry
's friends, handed in a list of twelve names to be summoned as witnesses; but his Honor declined to re-open the case, stating that he had concluded the examination on the day before — that parties had had ample opportunity for furnishing that list pending the examination — that one of the persons whose name was furnished had been examined, and swore that he knew nothing of the beating, and that the precedent would be an exceedingly bad one, and one that he was not willing to set.