A man Shot by his Paramour — Jealousy the cause
--The Investigation again Postponed Mrs. Isabella Ould
, charged with shooting R. H. Meade
at a drinking saloon, kept by the parties, on Franklin street, nearly opposite the Metropolitan Hall
, on the 22d of September last, was arraigned before Mayor Saunders
is an English woman, of genteel appearance; she came here from Alexandria
after the close of the war, and up to the time this shooting affair took place, lived with Meade
on the Most intimate terms.
Witnesses for the Commonwealth
were called, and a portion of them responded.
Previous to the calling of the witnesses for the defence, Mr. Johnson
, counsel for Mrs. Ould
, stated that certain witnesses had been put down by his client, when the case was before Colonel McEntee
, who failed to answer.
Some of those witnesses were essential in the case, and he hoped their attendance would be compelled.
One of these witnesses, a policeman, who arrested Mrs. Ould
, he hoped would be summoned.
He moved his Honor either to summon these witnesses at once, or postpone the investigation of the case until some future day.
R. H. Meade
stated that the reason Jones
was not present was because he had been mustered out of the service and sent home.
The name of Mrs. Sale
was on the list of witnesses for the prosecution.
furnished the Mayor
with a list of the witnesses he desired to have summoned, and the Mayor
sent officers to hunt them up.
The list of witnesses for the defence was soon afterwards called, and officer William N. Kelley
said they had all been summoned.
All but four answered to their names.
said he was ready to proceed with the investigation but for the absence of Mrs. Matthews
She was one of the original witnesses, and her presence was very material to the case.
If the Court
would defer the investigation for a day or two, Mrs. Ould
would herself go for Mrs. Matthews
, who was in the country, and bring her to the city.
The defence had no power to summon witnesses.
had been placed upon the list of witnesses for the prosecution, and Mrs. Ould
took it for granted that she would be summoned by the other side.
He hoped the Mayor
would adjourn the case until Thursday.
His Honor said that there were witnesses here from Chesterfield county
, and he did not deem it proper to compel their attendance day after day.
renewed his appeal for delay.
His client had been constantly punctual in her attendance.
said that Thursday there would be an election, and no court would be held.
He subsequently decided to continue the case until Friday, with the understanding that no further delay would be asked.
The witnesses were recognized to appear, and Mrs. Ould
was admitted to bail in the sum of one thousand dollars, Mr. P. D. Farquhar
becoming her surety.