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The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1865., [Electronic resource] 43 1 Browse Search
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rge of attempted Incendiarism. --On Saturday night, about 10 o'clock, as the watchmen were passing the store of Overton W. Edwards, No. 5 Wall street, they observed a light in the house, and on going in, found that an attempt had been made to set"spreading itself" about the floor. No person was seen about the establishment, and yesterday morning about 4 o'clock Mr. Edwards was arrested at his residence on the charge of setting fire to the store, and taken to the cage. The store was insured in the New York Insurance Company, of which Mr. Davenport is agent. Edwards hails from Norfolk, where he was a merchant, and in "Confederate times" was connected with the ordnance department in this city, with the rank of captain. If it should b it should be proved that he attempted to set fire to the store, it will be shown that his object was to obtain the amount of the insurance. Edwards is fifty-three years old. He was admitted to bail for his appearance at the Mayor's Court to-day.
The Daily Dispatch: December 19, 1865., [Electronic resource], Examination for Attempted Incendiarism — the accused sent on. (search)
l. The first I knew of the attempt to fire Mr. Edwards's store was through my clerk, who came up toom of the St. Charles. Shortly afterwards Mr. Edwards and his son came in and staid a short whilefor home. While they were in the bar-room, Mr. Edwards stated that he left his store that evening unday morning to make a presentment against Mr. Edwards for trying to set fire to his store. Is an the bung-holes of the barrels. Understood Mr. Edwards to say that he left the store that evening ckson sworn.--Is captain of police. Arrested Edwards at the instance of three gentlemen upon a waras to the condition of things in the store. Edwards told him he had left his store between 6 and keeper of the St. Charles, sworn.--Heard that Edwards's & Collins's liquor was escaping. Mr. Obendhe condition of the room as others had done. Edwards opened the door with a key, and Mr. Obendorff-Testified as to being in the store with him (Edwards) and his son and others, Saturday evening. My[12 more...]