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The Daily Dispatch: September 23, 1863., [Electronic resource] 1 1 Browse Search
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Trial concluded. --The jury in the case of Joseph Bernard, indicted for the murder of John O. Taylor, in Henrico county, rendered a verdict of murder in the second degree, fixing the term of his imprisonment in the penitentiary at nine years. It is understood that ten of the jury were in favor of capital punishment.
Sundries. --The Mayor's police made no arrests yesterday. The case of Joseph Bernard, for the murder of John O. Taylor, on appeal before the Supreme Court, was argued yesterday before a full bench.--The Grand Jury of the C. S. District Court will assemble to-day to examine the case of G. W. Elam, charged with passing counterfeit Treasury notes. The witness in his case, Charlotte Gilman alias Siffety, is in Castle Godwin.--The weather yesterday was a good type of spring, and the streets presented a very fair "map of busy life."
The courts. --Sundry courts were in session in this city yesterday. A demurrer to the indictments found against G. W. Elam, for passing counterfeit Treasury notes, was argued in the C. S. District Court, after which the Court adjourned till Monday. In the Henrico Circuit Court, Judge Gregory caused the decision of the Supreme Court, reversing the sentence passed on Joseph Bernard for the murder of John O. Taylor, to be entered of record, and the case placed on the trial docket. The Circuit Court of the city of Richmond, John A. Meredith, Judge, commenced its Spring term yesterday, whom a grand jury assembled, but were adjourned over until to-day, without being sworn in.
d been recovered by the hirer. Defendant was dismissed.--Timothy and Joanna Long, accused of baying a lot of whiskey stolen by two sailors from the gunboat Raleigh, were acquitted.--Wm. living, Joseph Thomas, Jno. Baston, Wm. Butler, and E. W. Childrey, youthful candidates for the tread mill, were up for stealing two hats from G. L. Betty, Being too young to punish in the usual way, they were severally committed to jail in default of security for their good behavior. William, slave of John O. Taylor, was punished for having in his possession four pounds of sugar and a canteen of whiskey, supposed stolen, as nothing to the contrary appeared.--Jack, slave of Arthur Hopkins, was hauled up for being out of his track. The proof in the case did not make it very clear where his track ought to have been, still he was punished for being out of it — Jacob Goldstein was arraigned for passing three counterfeit notes on Harris Fischer, viz: one on the Western Bank of Georgia for $20; one on the
same source that the Baltimore papers report the death of McClellan. [second Dispatch.] Harrisonburg. Sept. 4. --We have Baltimore papers of the 1st and 2d inst. They report the Federal loss in the battle of Friday to be 8,000 killed and wounded. They claim a victory. Of Saturday's fight, the American says: "The advantage remained with the rebels." The Sun styles it an "ritter rout." Their losses, up to Friday night, were estimated at 17,000. Gens. Buford, Hatch, Taylor, and Patrick, were killed. Generals Scheuck, Tower, Kearney, and Siegel, severely of the late Daniel Webster, was killed Colonel wounded. The American has a list of more than one hundred and fifty officers killed. Pope's report admits a loss of 8,000 on Friday. The American contains an account of the fight at Richmond, Ky., which admits that the Federal were defeated with immense loss, and driven to Lexington. Gen. Bull Nelson was severely wounded. Gen. McClellan retains comm
n about an hour thereafter they returned into Court with the following verdict: "We, the Jury, find the prisoner, James Slater, guilty of murder in the second degree, and do fix his term of confinement in the Penitentiary at ten years." The same magistrates also examined William S. Conley for feloniously cutting Mary J. McMinn on the arm, on 2d street, and Thomas Dobson and Michael Burns for stealing Julius H. Gantt's horse. All the parties were sent on for trial before Judge Lyons. Henrico Circuit Court, Monday, Oct. 27th.--But little business was transacted in this Court to-day further than some civil cases in chancery. The case of Joseph Bernard, charged with shooting John O. Taylor, will be called up Tuesday, provided a jury can be empaneled. Witnesses will bear the fact in mind and be punctual in attendance. Confederate States Court.--No business of importance was done in this Court yesterday. Adjourned over until Wednesday morning at eleven o'clock A. M.
were tried before this Court to-day. The case of "Hagan's John" was appointed for Friday next, and that of Blankenship for next Monday. Henrico Circuit Court, Tuesday, Oct. 28 1862. --The case of Bernard, charged with shooting John O. Taylor, was called up, and a jury having been empaneled the examination of witnesses commenced. As the circumstances connected with the unfortunate affair are no doubt fresh in the minds of our readers, (an elaborate report having been published in the Dispatch at the time of the rencontre, which resulted in the death of Taylor,) we for bear recapitulating the testimony. The prisoner is defended by the Hon. James Lyons and Judge Wm. W. Crump. John B. Young, Esp., represents the Commonwealth. At a late hour last night the testimony of witnesses was still progressing. The case will probably occupy the attention of the Court for several days. Supreme Court of Appeals. --There was a quota of the Judges of this Court present yester
er writings for the payment of money, belonging to John C. Taylor; John McIntyre, for stealing three cabbages from John Wood, valued at $2. Mayor's Court, Tuesday, Nov. 11.--Ann Greenwald, arrested for stealing $20 from Wm. Young, was after an examination, acquitted and discharged. Elizabeth Palmeter, arraigned on the charge of keeping a disorderly house, had her case continued until the 12th inst. John Hopkins was arrested for stealing $14 from the pocket of Joe, slave of John O. Taylor, The case was continued for further proof. Lewis, slave of Walter Hudgins, and John, slave of Wm. Sublett, were each ordered fifteen lashes for being caught by the watch without passes. The police having arrested sundry vagrants without visible means of support, they were committed to jail by the Mayor in default of security for their good behavior. They gave the names of James Baker, Wm. Conners, James Kelley, and Joseph Huston. They are all young, and members of the gang wh
eter Lawson and Wm. Lawson were tried for an assault on Emanuel Raymond in the Second Market, and acquitted by the jury. John R. Blankinship and Thomas Lotey, lads, were tried for taking a fowling-piece from Chas. Jones, another lad, and selling the same and converting the proceeds to their own use. Verdict guilty, and sentenced to five days imprisonment in the city jail, and to pay the costs. John Hopkins, a boy, was tried on the charge of picking the pocket of Bill, slave of John O. Taylor, of $14, and was acquitted. Henry Harris, for permitting his slave, Martha, to go at large, was fined ten dollars and costs. The case of Selle Jones, for keeping a disorderly house, etc, was continued until to-day. Rules were awarded against Hector Davis, Bartholomew Graves, and E. H. Stokes, witnesses in the case, for non-attendance. Capiases were awarded against Dick Duff, Julius Sholly, Geo. W. Nelson, and Fred. Thomas, for breaking out of the city jail. These parties
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licated in the transaction to the extent of being the party from whom McKinley purchased the liquor, had his case continued until the next term, and was remanded to jail. James H. Sanders was tried for stealing a $200 gold watch and sundry articles of wearing apparel, the property of Joseph F. Redford. The evidence was entirely circumstantial, but bore rather hardly against the accused. The jury, however, acquitted defendant, and he was discharged. Judge Lyons refused to grant a new trial to William R. Warden, convicted of getting lard from John O. Taylor by false pretences, and sent to the Penitentiary for two years. In this care the friends of the prisoner intend to apply to the Governor for a pardon, basing the application on his youth and unexceptionable character heretofore. The Court to-day completed all the cases on its criminal docket. During the term thirty one men and boys have been sent to the Penitentiary for various offences. About five were acquitted.
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