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Mr. John O. Taylor was represented to be gradually sinking yesterday, no favorable symptom having been exhibited to revive the hopes of his friends. The ball fired by Bernard lodged in Mr. Taylor's spine. Mr. John O. Taylor was represented to be gradually sinking yesterday, no favorable symptom having been exhibited to revive the hopes of his friends. The ball fired by Bernard lodged in Mr. Taylor's spine.
Mr. John O. Taylor was alive yesterday morning, but very low. The examination of the prisoner has not yet taken place.
Condition of Mr. Taylor. --We were gratified to hear yesterday morning that some slight improvement had taken place in the condition of Mr. John O. Taylor, of Henrico county, though we are not aware that it was sufficient to encourage a belief that he would recover. Should this prove to be the result, it will be little short of a miracle; but so long as there is life there is hope.
County Court. --Nothing of interest transpired in the County Court of Henrico yesterday. The trial of Mr. N. F. Bowe's negro will take place to-day. Joseph Bernard's examination, for the murder of John O. Taylor, is fixed for to-morrow.
addressed the Senate on the President's message. He opposed secession. He indicated the sympathy exhibited yesterday at the withdrawal of the Louisiana Senators. He said it was well gotten up, and well acted. He was exceedingly bitter against the seceding States, South Carolina in particular, and attacked Senator Benjamin's position with great vehemence. House.--The certificate of the election of Farnsworth, delegate from the Territory of Colorado, was presented and referred. Mr. Taylor, of La., presented the Ordinance of Secession of his State, which was read. In his remarks he intimated that amendments to the Constitution would have the effect of restoring her to the Union, but that the resolutions of the Committee of Thirty-Three would not be accepted as an adjustment. He sustained the seceding States in holding the Federal property therein. He gave warning that any attempt at the coercion of any seceding State would unite all in resistance. Mr. Bouliguy, of La
The trial of Bernard. --The jury for the trial of Joseph Bernard, indicted in the Circuit Court of Henrico for the murder of John O. Taylor, has not yet been empaneled. A motion was made on Saturday by the prisoner's counsel to continue the case, on the ground of the absence of a witness, now in the army, which was argued at length by Messrs. James Lyons and John B. Young, and overruled by the court. Mr. Crump, for the defence, then moved to quash the venire facias, which was overruled without argument. The venire was called, and the case set for Monday morning at eleven o'clock.
Prison quarters. --Taylor's factory, near the corner of 25th and Cary streets, has been taken by the Government for a prison, to accommodate the large number of Lincoln's hirelings constantly being brought in.
Trial of Bernard. --The Circuit Court of Henrico was occupied yesterday in empaneling a jury in the case of Joseph Bernard, indicted for the murder of John O. Taylor. The following jury was sworn late last evening:--Thomas C. Ellett, B. H. Eppes, John Hughes A. B. Houchins, Wm. Macallister, J. S. Atkinson, D. H. Atkinson, Francis Adams, Charles Richardson, Wm. F. Mitchell, L. H. Luck, John Hancock. The trial will proceed this morning.
Trial Progressing. --The Circuit Court of Henrico was occupied yesterday in hearing the testimony in the case of Joseph Bernard, indicted for the murder of John O. Taylor. It was published in detail in this paper at the time of the preliminary examination. The prisoner, an aged man, is defended by Messrs. James Lyons and Wm. W. Crump.
The Daily Dispatch: October 31, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Skirmish in Barron county, Ky.--a Bold Deed. (search)
Trial of Bernard. --The trial of Joseph Bernard, for the murder of John O. Taylor, was resumed in the Circuit Court of Henrico yesterday morning. The homicide took place on the 11th of January last, at a farm purchased from Bernard by Taylor, Taylor, a few miles from Richmond. The latter was superintending some work at the barn, when Bernard came up, and a conversation took place in regard to a negro girl, in which harsh language was used, and the two started for the house in company. Mr. TayloMr. Taylor was shot soon afterwards, and though there was no actual witness to the occurrence, the report of the pistol was heard by persons on the place who ran to his assistance. In his dying statement, made in the presence of John B. Young, Esq., he declared that Bernard shot him while standing in the door of the house, about six or eight feet from him. Mr. Taylor lingered for a period of seventeen days, and died on the night of the 27th of January, retaining his consciousness to the last. The
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