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e city jail and to be employed in the chain gang. On another charge against the same party for assaulting and beating Henry C. Hazelgrove in a gaming room on 13th street, he was found guilty and fined $10. The Court sentenced him to three months imprisonment in jail. The Grand Jury met and found true bills against the following persons: Richard Turner, for assaulting and beating J. W. Satterwhite. C. W. Sims, R. W. Brown, and John. H. King. for resisting the police in the discharge of his duty. Miles Cary, beating James Bennett. John Barton, Patrick O'Brian, Thomas H. Wilkinson, George W. Elam, and Robert Burch, now confined in the city jail, for violently assaulting and beating two other jail birds, James Armsley and Thomas O'Neal. Edwin. Nyer, receiving a pair of boots stolen from John W. Sherrard. William Bethel, assaulting and beating Michael Sheay. The Grand Jury will meet to day at 11 o'clock, at which time all witnesses should, be present.
Hustings Court. --This body disposed of the following cases yesterday: Walter Tate, indicted for keeping a negro policy office. Held to bail to answer at the next term. Miles Cary, indicted for assault and battery. Fined $20. Rufus, a free negro, charged with stealing a silver watch from Joseph N. Vaughan, was tried and acquitted. James Slaven, for selling liquor without a license. Fined $60 and costs. Wm. Peasley, John Brown, and William Brown, indicted for assault and battery.--Fined $60 and costs. Edwin Myer, for receiving a pair of stolen boots. Acquitted. John Barton, Patrick O'Brien, Thomas H. Wilkinson, George W. Elam, and Robert Birch, indicted for assault and battery.--Fined $25 and costs and sentenced to jail for twelve months.
Hustings Court. --The Grand Jury sworn at this term returned presentments yesterday against fifteen individuals for felony. Their names are as follows: Wm. Hardymar, Jno. Doyle, George Turner. Aug. Synco, Allen Nunnally, Jacob Elzenhower, Thomas W. Farquhar, Don Juan Williamson, Sarah S. Sunderland, Wm. Riley, Thomas H. Wilkinson, Wm. Pitts, Michael Galvin, James Jennings, and Richard N. Bluns, and were then adjourned over till next Wednesday week. James Clarke, indicted for felony, was then set to the bar, Mr. Danner appearing as his counsel. Upon a full hearing of the arguments of the attorneys, as well for the Commonwealth as the prisoner, and also the evidence of the witnesses, the jury were unal le to agree, and were placed in charge to be kept together. The cases of John Doyle, William Riley, and Richard N. Binns were set for trial to-day.
--After hearing the evidence and remarks of counsel, the jury retired for a short time, and on their return brought in a verdict of not guilty. John Doyle, indicted on the charge of garroting a negro owned by John C. Hugher, was put upon his trial, plead not guilty, and acquitted by the jury. Henry C. Clarke, indicted for stealing a gold watch and chain from Frederick W. Hollius, on being arraigned, plead not guilty. The evidence showed that Clarke had possessed the watch and sold it, and as he could not show that he came by it in a legitimate manner, the jury found him guilty, and ascertained his term of imprisonment in the penitentiary at one year. To-day James Jennings, charged with larceny; Thomas H. Wilkinson and William Pitts, charged with horse stealing, and Michael Galvin, charged with burglariously entering the dwelling of Mr. Bouis in the night time, are to be tried. Jurors and witnesses may save themselves some trouble by attending promptly at 10 o'clock.
The Daily Dispatch: November 19, 1863., [Electronic resource], The Origin of the names of the days of the Week. (search)
Hustings Court. --There were three criminal trials before Judge Lyons yesterday, resulting as follows: Michael Galvin, indicted for burglariously entering the house of Mr. Bouis, was arraigned and plead not guilty. After hearing the evidence, the jury decided that Mike had certainly been mistaken in his plea, and sent him to the penitentiary for 3 years. James Jennings, indicted for grand larceny, plead not guilty. He was convicted of the offence, and sent to the penitentiary for 5 years. William Pitts, indicted for horse stealing, plead guilty, and the jury concurring in his opinion sent him to the penitentiary for 5 years. Thomas H. Wilkinson, indicted for having engaged with Wm. Pitts in stealing a horse, was tried and acquitted.