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The Daily Dispatch: September 17, 1861., [Electronic resource] 10 0 Browse Search
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Mayor's Court yesterday. --W. M. Green, Jno. Colland, and Michael Nowland, charged with stealing a silver watch, valued at $30, from David J. Holladay, were discharged for the want of evidence of their guilt, the man claiming the watch not having appeared. Matthew Burke was committed to jail on the charge of assaulting a Mrs. Green. William Aikin and Stephen Manning were arraigned on the charge of beating Ann Peppercorn. Mr. J. G. Deyle testified that the accused had "aggravated his feelings" by the ungallant conduct in question, and threatened to shoot him because he spoke to them. The Court sent them to jail. Frank Kelly, charged with stealing a pocket-book, containing $15, from Robert J. Mitchell, next came up. The witness testified that Frank had taken advantage of the somnolence of Mitchell, who was sitting asleep near a window on the lower floor of the Columbian Hotel, and extracted the pocket-book while his victim was in that unprotected situation. The o
e order will be severely punished. By command of Brig. General Kelley. Rules Onserved at Fort Lafayette. Col. Burke, who has charge of the political prisoners at Fort Lafayette, seems to be an officer who implicitly obeys orders judginficer in charge, can have any intercourse with my prisoners." Just then the mail from the city was brought into Colonel Burke's office. There were 20 or 30 letters addressed to the prisoners. Colonel Burke looked them over and picked out oneColonel Burke looked them over and picked out one. "There is a letter for Mr.--, and I know the hand which addressed it; the letter is from his sister, but I cannot send it into him. As you know the family you may open and read it. I shall be obliged to; as I open all letters which come to or fromrtainly, you may write him a note if you wish." The visitor wrote a note, merely stating that he had called, &c., and Colonel Burke sent it in by a Sergeant. "It must be very much like a State prison over ther." "Oh, no," said the Colonel, "the