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jamin Bragg, the Chairman was instructed to appoint — a committee of fifteen, to prepare business for the meeting. Committee: Benj. Bragg, --Pleasants, Thos. Clemmitt, Wm. Snead, Geo. Bargamin, A. M. Bailey, Thos. Olvis, John A. Belvin, Jas, Walker, Robert Ware, Wm. Macfarlane, Thos. Elmore, Wm. Forbes, W. C. Barnes, W. S. O'Brien. Immediately after the appointment of the committee, there were loud calls upon various gentlemen to address the meeting. Mr. P. H. Aylett was called up, an A motion to lay on the table was voted down, and in the prevailing confusion a vote was taken on Mr. May's motion, which was carried in the affirmative. The Chair appointed the following committee to wait on Mr. Botts: Jas. H. May. Richard F. Walker, and Wm. R. Sturdivant. A motion was made that no gentleman be allowed to speak until after the Business Committee returned with their report. On taking the vote, the Chair decided that it was carried in the affirmative. Mr. J. J
yesterday and made oath that be had been assaulted with a slung-shot or billy, in the packing room of the Examiner newspaper office, on Thursday last, by Mr. Richard F. Walker, business agent of that paper; that several licks were made at him, one of which took effect on his head. Witnesses for the defence stated that Leitch was formerly pressman of the paper, and had quit or been discharged several months since, from which last-mentioned time Walker had objected to his presence in or about the office; that, seeing him there on Thursday, he had peremptorily ordered him to leave, and hesitating, the disturbance in which Leitch got struck thereupon occurrehat, seeing him there on Thursday, he had peremptorily ordered him to leave, and hesitating, the disturbance in which Leitch got struck thereupon occurred. The Mayor required $300 bail for the appearance of Mr. Walker at 12 o'clock to-day, to answer a presentment to be made by the Hustings Court Grand Jury. The bail was given.
Grand Jury presentments. --The Hustings Court Grand Jury (George W. Smith, foreman.) assembled at the City Hall at 11 o'clock yesterday, and made presentments against the following persons for misdemeanor, viz: --Charles Camp, Sylvanus Griffin, George White, and Richard F. Walker. Indictments against John Padgett and Michael Sullivan were returned "not true bills. " The grand jury also made presentments against John Finn and John L Curry. for assaulting William Wayne in the Second Market House about Christmas, and for creating confusion and making great noise therein. The Grand Jury were discharged for the term; having nothing further to present.
l tend to render all more anxious to advance in the new road to refinement. The men are all, without exception, the denizens of the piney woods, and plain and unvarnished, even unsewn; but they are the right grit, and will not let the Yankees see their coat-tails in any event. A good move has been made here towards freeing the city from the numbers of disorderly or rather drunken soldiers who have frequented the streets. The city has been placed under the military government of Gen. Walker, who has issued an order prohibiting the sale of any liquor to a soldier under penalty of the store being closed and the liquor emptied into the street. It will produce great good, and tend to remove the many complaints which are made of the disorderly soldiers found in our thoroughfares daily. Richmond is not the only place which needs the strong head and firm hand to carry out municipal improvement and correction, and you have received your wonted share of magisterial attention within
Hustings Court. --Present: Rocorder Caskie and a full bench of Aldermen. The following parties, indicted for misdemeanor, gave bail to appear at the next term of the court. James F. Magee, Mike Maboney, Granville Montelle, Andrew Muller. J. White, C. W. Ellis, and George White. Wm. Henry Selden, indicted for misdemeanor, not being able to renew his bail, was committed. Richard F. Walker was tried for misdemeanor, and the jury, after two hours consultation, failing to agree on a verdict, were discharged by the court. The latter advised the Commonwealth's Attorney to enter a nolle prosequi which was done, and the party discharged. [Thomas U. Dudley, Esq., City Sergeant, informs us that the disagreement of the jury was as to the amount of fine to be imposed in the above case.] Ordinary licenses were applied for by Wm. J. Brown, Jacob Fohn, E. Crouch, and Lucius Henry. The court adjudged Jerry Sullivanto be the father of Mary Walsh's child, and ordered him to give bond for it
of Plag Officer Foots. Washington, Feb. 12. --The following is an official copy of the report of Flag Officer Foote to the Navy Department relative to the capture of Fort Henry: Cairo, Ill., Feb, 7, 1862. Sir --I have the honor to report that on the 6th inst., at half-past 12 o'clock, P. M., I made an attack on Fort Henry, on the Tennessee river, with the fron-clad gunboats Cinclutinti. Commander Sternbel (the flagship), the Essex, Commander Porter; the Carondelet, Commander Walker, and the St. Louis, Lieutenant Commanding Paulding, also taking with me the three old gunboats Conestoga, Tyler, and the Lexington, as a second division, in charge of Lieutenant Commanding Pheles, which took a position astern and in shore of the armed boats, doing good execution there in the action, while the armed boate were placed in the first order of steaming, approaching the fort in a parallel line. The fire was opened at one thousand seven hundred yards distonce from the flag
The Daily Dispatch: April 2, 1863., [Electronic resource], Reported Confederate triumph in North Carolina. (search)
Water Works--J. L. Davis. Superintendent Poor House--John Pearce. Captain Night Watch--Jas B. Pleasants. Jefferson Ward — Aldermen: Richard D. Sanxay, Wm. Taylor, Abel F. Ploot, James A Icles, and John Hampden Pleasants. Common Council: Mcthaniel B. Hill, Richard O. Haskins, Edward A. J. Clopton, W.Deit Richardson, and Allen Y. Stokes. Madison Ward — Aldermen: James K. Caskie, James Bray, George N. Gwathmey, George W. Gillism, and William B. Smith, Common Counch: David J. Burr, George W. Randolph, James A Scott, George K. Crutchfield, and Richard F. Walker. Monroe Ward — Aldermen: John F. Regnault, Wm. W. Timberlake, N. C. Lipscomb, Adolphus Gary, and Thomas M. Jones. Common Council: Thomas C. Epps, Larkin W. Glazebrook, Fleming Grimn, David J. Saunders, and Samuel D. Denoon. In Monroe Ward the voters made the mistake of turning out two very good magistrates, and in Jefferson Ward a gentleman was elected to that office who declined being a candid
Major's Court. --Saturday the Mayor disposed of the following cases: Henry, slave of Mrs. Myers, having in his possession a place of bacon stolen from the packet boat Lynchburg, was ordered 25 lashes. Frances, Kelley, charged with unlawfully and by violence taking from the store of Pollard & Walker, Cary street, a quantity of bacon, was sent on to the Hustings Court to be tried for misdemeanor. James O. Leary, charged with getting drunk and lying on one of the seats at the Theatre, was sent to Castle Thunder to be returned to his regiment.
Re-organized. --In accordance with a formal notice from Governor Smith, the members of the "Printers' Guard" assembled at 10 o'clock on Saturday morning in the State Court-house for the purpose of re-organizing their company. After a short delay, Captain William English, of the Fourth Virginia cavalry, appeared, empowered to superintend the election, when the following officers were chosen: Captain, Richard F. Walker, of the Examiner; First Lieutenant, John Pizzini; Second Lieutenant, William H. Wade; First Sergeant, Louis P. Samanni; Second Sergeant, Daniel Wrenn.
arnwell, Maxwell, Oldham, Simms and Watson--5. House bill to provide for the payment of arrears now due to the army and navy was reported back from the Finance Committee with the recommendation that it pass. The bill authorizes the issue of $80,000,000 in addition to the amount now authorized by law, if so much shall be found necessary for the payment of said arrears. The bill was passed by the following vote: Yeas.--Messrs Caperton, Graham, Henry, Hunter, Maxwell, Simms, Walker, Watson and Wigfall--9. Nays.--Messrs. Barnwell, Johnson of Missouri, Orr, Semmes and Vest--5. Mr. Barnwell, of South Carolina, entered a motion to reconsider the bill. House of Representatives.Evening session. Thursday, March 9, 1865. The House met at half past 7 o'clock. The Chair laid before the House a communication from the President, covering a communication from the Secretary of the Treasury of estimates of appropriations required for the support of the G
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