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The Daily Dispatch: March 22, 1861., [Electronic resource], An Impudent specimen of mineralogy. (search)
An Impudent specimen of mineralogy. --Prof. Johnson, of Middletown University, was one day lecturing before the students on mineralogy. He had before him quite a number of specimens of various sorts to illustrate the subject. A roguish student, for sport, slily slipped a piece of brick among the stones.--The Professor was taking up the stones, one after another, and naming them. "This," said he, "is a piece of granite; this is a piece of feldspar, " etc. Presently he came to the brickbat. Without betraying any kind of surprise, or even changing the tone of his voice, "This," said he, holding it up, "is a piece of impudence!"
Passing counterfeit money. --The time of the Hustings Court was consumed yesterday in hearing testimony and arguments in the case of David S. Chilton, charged with passing and having in his possession counterfeit South Carolina Bank notes. W. L. Goggin, J. F. Johnson and W. W. Crump addressed the jury in behalf of the prisoner. Littleton Tazewell for the Commonwealth. The case was not concluded at a late hour yesterday evening. P. S.--The jury, late in the evening, brought in a verdict of "not guilty." The verdict was received with applause, and two of the offenders were brought before the Judge and fined $10 each. There are other cases against Chilton not yet disposed of.
The Daily Dispatch: December 9, 1861., [Electronic resource],
H. W. Beecher
The Daily Dispatch: December 9, 1861., [Electronic resource], Railroad accident. (search)
Mr. John Hansberger, one of the oldest and most respected citizens of Rockingham county Va., died very suddenly of apoplexy, a few days since, near Manassas Junction. J. W. Page, Chark of the Corporation Court of Winchester, Va., died at his residence in that town a few days ago. The Mobile papers notice the arrival, in Mobile of Brigade-General L. P. Walker and staff. J. F. Johnson was elected Mayor of Montgomery, Ala., on the 2d inst.
The Daily Dispatch: September 22, 1862., [Electronic resource], Affairs in the
West--fight at Munfordsville, Ky.--blockade of the Ohio at Hamilton. (search)