Your search returned 36 results in 10 document sections:

, to garrote and rob Mr. Peter D. Bernard, a most worthy citizen of Henrico county, and formerly an enterprising conductor of the printing business in this city. Mr. Bernard had been in the city during the day and was on his way to the house of a friend, when, on reaching the corner of Cary and Virginia streets, he was decoyed into a vacant lot in the rear of Mr. Claiborne Burnett's blacksmith shop by these fellows, who seized him and bore him to the ground. Two of the city watch, Messrs. Marcellus Hicks and Cornelius Gardner, happening to be near at hand heard the alarm, and hastening to the spot found Mr. Bernard flat of his back, with the prisoners sitting on him, one of whom was rifling his pockets, while the other was holding a blanket over his face, thereby rendering it impossible for him to make any noise. In fact, Mr. B. was very near suffocating, and in all probability he is indebted to the quick arrival of the watchmen for the preservation of his life. Upon searching the
n reaching the summit of the hill Blackburn and Crafton caught up with Robert, while the others continued their fight, closely followed by watchmen Fabins and Marcellus Hicks, who had by that time joined in the chase. Marcellus soon ran down and captured Alexander but the one pursued by Fabins proved to be an ugly customer, and just as he was about catching him the fellow wheeled around and fired a pistol at him, (Hicks,) the ball passing through the cape of his overcoat. Hicks then knocked him down, but the fallow rolled over and over down the hill, and gaining his feet finally succeeded in getting away, leaving behind, however, the pistol (which is a supHicks then knocked him down, but the fallow rolled over and over down the hill, and gaining his feet finally succeeded in getting away, leaving behind, however, the pistol (which is a superior Colt's revolver) and an overcoat, in the pocket of which was a deed, conveying some property to his wife. The fellow's name is Edward, and he belongs to W. W. Jones, but has recently been employed in driving a wagon on the streets for Mr. Hillyard. Alexander and Robert, the parties arrested, were ordered to be whipped to th
d with attempting to break into the tailoring establishment of Mr. Gustavus R. Howard, and with shooting at watchman Marcellus Hicks, with intent to kill him.--The negro had several severe wounds on the top of his head, inflicted by Mr. Hicks's clubMr. Hicks's club on the night of the attempted burglary.--The circumstances of the case, as they came out in the evidence, may be briefly summed up. On Sunday night a week ago, about two o'clock, some watchmen discovered five negroes in the act of breaking in the rear door of Mr. Howard's store. The negroes fled, and were pursued by the watchmen, and two of them captured. Watchman Hicks pursued Edward, who, getting to a secluded part of Council Chamber Hill, turned on the watchman and fired his pistol at him, the ball passing through his coat and grazing his side Mr. Hicks then knocked the prisoner down several times, but the latter finally managed to escape, leaving his coat, pistol, and hat in the hands of the watchman. Some papers in the coat led
Large Hunt of stolen goods. --Watchman Marcellus Hicks and others succeeded yesterday morning in ferreting out an important receptacle for stolen goods. On Sunday Mr. Hicks received informatioMr. Hicks received information that a barrel of whiskey was deposited in the stable on the back premises of Mr. John Caskie's residence, on the corner of 7th and Franklin streets. The stable was rented to and occupied by a negro named Edward, slave of Mrs. Mary Cross, of Hanover. Mr. Hicks went there several times Sunday, but finding the stable locked, could not get in. He laid in wait yesterday morning, and at an early hour arrested Edward in the act of going into the stable. In the stable Mr. Hicks found not only the barrel of whiskey, but twenty-five hundred weight of clover hay, a horse, and a mule; forty bags of for him, and that he carried on, on his own account, the business of hauling on the streets. Mr. Hicks carried the negro and a good part of the plunder before the Mayor, when Mr. Peter Webster, Gov
Mayor's Court. --The following business was transacted in this Court on Saturday: Macklin, slave of H. J. Jennings, was charged with having in his possession a quantity of goods, valued at $5,477, stolen from M. L. Jacobson, and one side of sole leather, a sheepskin, and one box of candles, supposed to have been stolen from some person unknown. Watchman Marcellus Hicks and Capt. J. B. Pleasants over hauled a negro man named Robert Smith, on Friday morning, with a side of leather, which the fellow claimed to have purchased from Machlin, one of the numerous negroes in this city who are permitted to do business on their own account. On going to Macklin's shop, the officers found a lot of leather, which they thought he had no right to have, and thereupon took him under arrest.--Macklin denied having any other room than that in which he conducted the shoemaking and repairing business; but it was afterwards ascertained that he occupied one on the alley running between Main and
Police arrests. --Officers Marcellus Hicks and J. D. Perrin arrested yesterday afternoon two negroes, named Booker, slave of Tazewell Perkins, charged with stealing six bags of corn from the Confederate States, and Dick, slave of Charles E. Anderson, charged with stealing $300, the property of Francis Tatum. There were no circumstances developing the particulars of the arrests, and the cases will therefore come up this morning for investigation.
The Daily Dispatch: August 11, 1864., [Electronic resource], Fourth of July celebration by the Miscegenations on President Davis's plantation. (search)
Reinstated. --Watchman B. H. Franklin, who was suspended from duty by the Mayor a few days since on account of certain charges which were alleged against him, underwent an examination before His Honor at the lower station-house yesterday morning, and the evidence failing to convict him of any offence he was reinstated in his old position.--At the same time the charges pending against Fabius and Marcellus Hicks, also members of the night police, were taken up and witnesses examined; but, for reasons which were not made known, the Mayor reserved his decision till this morning, and in the meantime the parties remain suspended.
500 dollars reward. --Ran away from my farm, near Richmond, my boy Harrah about 20 years old, very black, 5 feet 10 inches high, very thick lips, very large feet and well groom for his age. When he left my farm he said he was going to Mr. Albert Nance's, of Charles City county where his mother lives. I will give the above reward if delivered to me at Richmond or secured so I can get him. Samuel D Hicks. au 6--6t
Discharged from the Watch. --Marcellus Hicks, examined before the Mayor some days since, on the charge of receiving a certain reward for the arrest of a runaway negro, some days since, and making a false statement with regard to the disposition of the same, was discharged from the police yesterday. Fablus Hicks, his brother, arraigned on the same charge, proved himself and was thereupon reinstated in the which, from which he had previously been suspended.
Nash, William R. Coleman, William J. White, William T. Kendrick, Dudley Gilman, William A. Southall, William H. Tyree, Benj. J. Tapscott, Christian E. Heckler, Wm. T. Palmer, Charles H. Sweeney, Lorezo Froney, K. O'Dwyer, John M. Reins, Robert Blackburn, Thomas Clemmitt, Carter Ball, T. T. Taylor, William N. Hall, Fleming Phillips, D. McAlister, C. J. Weeks, D. D. Munroe, Michael Cullen, J. H. Franklin, R. E. Quarles, George Hicks, Robert Franklin, Charles W. Harwood, William A. Trueheart, William R. Cauthorn, James McGraw, R. M. Chamberlayne, B. F. Howard, J. H. James, Marcellus Hicks, William H. Howard, Pleasant Orange, A. Orange, Joseph Morris, L. M. Jude, Robert G. Smith, R. T. Smith and W. M. Woodward. Major Claiborne, Chief of Police, informs us that as soon as he can obtain the necessary arms, badge and baton for his officers and men they will immediately be put upon duty. These have been telegraphed for, and will probably be received in the course of the present week.