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Outrageous Proceeding — Stabbing. --On Sunday evening, soon after dark, as Mr. Robert England was leaving his house, on 17th street, near the corporation line, he encountered two young men named Robert Brannon and Dan'l W. Lee, between whom and himself there had been some previous misunderstanding. The old subject of dispute was revived, but no collision occurred, and Mr. England left them to go to church. Observing, however, that they went towards his house, he returned, and on enteringMr. England left them to go to church. Observing, however, that they went towards his house, he returned, and on entering, found that they had broken in through the door, and Brannon was making an attack upon Mrs. Enziand. He instantly gave Brannon a blow with his stick, and then they pitched into each other with considerable vigor. After struggling together some time, Brannon expressed a willingness to leave the house, and he did so, in company with Lee.--Meanwhile, a daughter of England had gone out to alarm the neighbors, and Mr. John Burns entered the yard just as Brannon and Lee were leaving. He was seize
Arrests. --Captain Wilkinson arrested last night and caged a slave named Reuben, owned by Burwell Jones, for walking in the streets with an unlawful weapon. "The kind of weapon will be made known to-day before the Mayor.--Peter Allen, white, was caged for getting drunk, behaving disorderly, and assaulting Robert England in his own house.
The Daily Dispatch: February 7, 1861., [Electronic resource], Boston courtesy to a Southern merchant. (search)
Called Court. --A special session of the Court of Hustings was held yesterday. Present--Aldermen Sanxay, Hill, Regnault, Beveridge, Bray and Timberlake. Dan'l. W. Lee and Robert Brannan, charged with stabbing John Burns with intent to kill, and breaking into the house of Robert England and assaulting his wife, were arragned for examination; and the Court having heard the evidence, sent the prisoners on to be tried before Judge Lyons, at the next term of his Court. The prisoners were admitted to bail in the sum of $300 each.
Mayor's Court. --A formidable docket was presented for the Mayor's, consideration yesterday. We append a summary of the more important cases. Thomas Coiller, charged with stealing money from Peyton Johnston and Brother, Robert England deposed that he was certain the prisoner was the person whom he saw enter the store while he was there. He had on the same clothes and the same general appearance. Had seen him before in company with. Richard Morris. J. W. Johnston deposed that there were taken from the drawer three $5 notes on the Farmers' Bank, another $5 note and several smaller notes; also, some negotiable notes and other papers, which he found the same day in the alley leading from the Gallego Mills to Shockoe Ship. The prisoner was remanded to be examined before the Hustings Court, at the February term, for grand larceny. James P. Neagle, charged with shooting at James. M. Jarrell and hitting a little girl named Mary Mason, child of James B. Mason. This a