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Mayor's Court. --Robert Brannan and Daniel W. Lee, charged with breaking into Robert England's house, assaulting Mrs. Elizabeth England, and stabbing John Burns, on Sunday night last, were arraigned for examination yesterday. Hon. John S. Caskie appeared as counsel for Lee. The testimony went to show that the accused were on a spree, and went to England's house, but with what intent does not appear. Mr. Burns, a neighbor, heard the screams of Miss Anna Myers, a daughter of Mrs. England, and went to see what was the matter; as he was entering the yard, he was attacked by Brannan, and while they were struggling together on the ground, Lee was seen to make a sweep at Burns, who afterwards ascertained that he had received a slight stab in the back, under the right shoulder. Officer Perrin afterwards met Brannan and Lee, both of whom were intoxicated, and heard Lee say that he had stabbed three men; that he had stabbed Bob England to the heart, and would have done more if he had n
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The case of threatened assault. --John Hagan appeared before the Mayor yesterday to answer a charge of threatening to assault E. A. Pollard, on the 9th day of January, 1862. He was accompanied by John S. Caskie, Esq., as counsel. James H. Tanner deposed that he was not acquainted with Hagan, but recognized the defendant as the man whom he heard uttering threats to take Mr. Pollard's life, for knocking him on the head with a slung-shot. It was in a bar-room near the Central Depot. He believed it was on Thursday last, in the afternoon. Was not certain of the mode to be employed, but thought it was by shooting. Mr. Pollard next testified in regard to Mr. Hagan's manner towards him when he (witness) was riding out with ladies on Saturday, and the defence introduced Bernard Hagan with a view to prove that his manner implied no threat. Mr. Pollard added that he was not influenced by personal considerations in this proceeding; it was a matter of indifference to him whether the May
ever expected to be called up about it. I heard him make no threats. Mr. John S. Caskie, counsel for the defence.--I hope the Mayor will note that remark. Mtness.--Yes. I judged that he carried the arms for those that beat him. Mr. Caskie.--Are you aware that Hagan holds some military appointment which authorizes him to carry arms? Witness.--I am not aware of that fact. Mr. Caskie.--Did you ever believe from anything Hagan said to you that Pollard's life was in danger Witness.--The handle of the knife was exposed; the pistol was not. Mr. Caskie.--He made no threats? Witness.--None. Mr. Pollard.--Did you suppose went in. Don't remember what he said on that subject. Cross-examined by Mr. Caskie.--It was in Emerson's house, back of the upper market. My name is George Grasubpoœned as a witness. Don't know who it was that I spoke to about it. Mr. Caskie.--Are you perfectly sure you heard anything of the sort? Witness.--I hav
F. Whitfield, bearing date on the 21st day of November last. Mr. John S. Caskie appeared as counsel for the prisoner. In order to give a gooinformed by Mr. Redford, who is employed in the Department.] Mr. Caskie here objected to the reception of hearsay testimony, and a debate ensued between himself and the Mayor. Cross-examined by Mr. Caskie.--The contract was written by myself. After it had been signed, McKered, and work has been delivered upon the strength of it. By Mr. Caskie.--The paper was shown to Capt. Whitfield the same day I received put there by any one acting under my authority. The Mayor.--Mr. Caskie, have you any testimony to offer? Mr. Caskie (after a conferMr. Caskie (after a conference with his client) said he did not propose now to enter upon this defence, but would like to show what Mr. McKenna's character had been forused for examination before the Hustings Court in February next. Mr. Caskie made an urgent appeal for bail, which the Mayor declined to grant
Drawing a pistol. --Yesterday, just after the case against McDonald for stealing a Colt's pistol had been decided by the Mayor, a disturbance occurred at the entrance to the hall of justice. In a few moments officer Seal made his appearance, having in custody a man named John M. Wilson, a member of the Texas Invincible, attached to the 14th Alabama regiment, who had drawn a pistol to shoot Julius Nessler, one of Caskie's Rangers. Wilson had become dissatisfied with the verdict in McDonald's case, which surrendered to Mr. Walsh, gun-smith, the pistol claimed by Wm. A. Sharp as his, and was about initiating a difficulty with one of the Caskie Rangers, (to which company McDonald claims to belong,) when Nessler interposed, and he drew his pistol. His commanding officer being present, made an eloquent appeal in his behalf, which induced the Mayor to let him off. The pistol was retained, to be delivered to the party when he should be ordered on duty away from Richmond.
Evans versus Hagan. --This case was tried yesterday before Senior Alderman Richard D. Sanxay in the City Hall. The action was in the nature of a demand on the part of James Evans against John Hagan, (familiarly called Hagan's John, King of the Creek Nation,) for forty dollars alleged by Evans to have been "given him (Hagan) wrongfully." The circumstances leading to this action are well known to the reading public, and need not be again alluded to A. Judson Crane, Esq., appeared for the plaintiff, and John S. Caskie, Esq., for the defendant. After arguments by the learned counsel, the presiding magistrate dismissed the case--first, because the precise amount of money demanded was not testified to, and secondly, because the correctness of the "account" was likewise not proved. Judgment given for defendant's cost, and appeal taken and allowed.
Promoted. --We learn that Sergeant F. W. Tichenor, of Caskie's Rangers, (a citizen of Richmond,) has, for his gallant conduct in the charge made by his company on Guyandotte, been appointed Sergeant Major of the cavalry attached to the Wise Legion.
sisting of Aldermen Timberlake, Smith, Bray, Anderson, Lipscomb, and Binford, assembled yesterday, at 11 o'clock, at the City Hall, to examine John Hagan for alleged extortion in the matter of obtaining money from Jas. Evans. The warrant of Recorder Caskie, selling the Court, states "that John Hagan, on 2d of January, in said city, (of Richmond,) feloniously by false pretences, then and there made by him to one James Evans; that he, the said John Hagan, was then and there a public officer, autd batteries and fortifications, by receiving money from them in place of said labor, did obtain from the said James Evans the sum of forty dollars with intent to defraud." The evidence in this case has been given pretty fully heretofore, and we do not deem it necessary to reproduce it. A portion only was heard yesterday, the Court adjourning after a partial examination, until this morning. Colonel James Lyons and Mr. John S. Caskie appeared for Mr. Hagan; Mr. Daniel for the Commonwealth.
med Peter King, who had on his person one of the coats stolen by Brown and Hoppell. He seized King, who grew indignant and drew a pistol, but was nevertheless conducted to the cage. On his way down he confessed that Brown and Hoppell had made him a present of the coat claimed by Scribner, King will be brought before the Mayor to-day. Hustings Court.--Judge Lyons's Court was engaged all of yesterday in trying John Hagan, for extorting $40 from James Evans, a person of mixed blood. John S. Caskie appeared for the defendant and L. Tazewell for the Commonwealth. An argument of three hours duration was made on the propriety of admitting the testimony of Evans, which was at last ruled in by the Judge, and went to the jury, who, after hearing further evidence, and arguments of counsel, acquitted the accused about seven o'clock last night. Thus terminated the celebrated case against "Hagan's John, King of the Creek Nation"--a great cry and little wool." On Monday night a jury in
C. S. District Court. --This Court, Judge Hallyburton presiding, was engaged during most of yesterday's session on the case of Ellett, who applies for a discharge from Captain Hayward's company of cavalry on the ground that he had furnished a substitute. It appears that he left Captain Hayward's company and joined Captain Hayward's company and joined Captain Mayo's company, (Mayo's Guard,) and Capt. Hayward had him arrested. The case was argued by Mr. John S. Caskie for the petitioner, and Mr. Raleigh T. Daniel for the Government. The Court took time to consider of its decision, and continued the case until Friday. G. W. Yarbrough was discharged from the military service on the ground that he was a mail contractor. Martin Laughnane was discharged from the military service on the ground that he had been subsequently transferred by the War Department to the general service. The cases of Frank Livingston, Michael Roscherry, James Johnson, and Julius Jobe, who ask t
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