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Arrests. --The following parties were landed in the cage yesterday by the City Police: Wm. E. McGrady, for being a person of evil name, fame, and reputation, a graduate from the State prison, and deserter from the first Regiment Virginia Volunteers. Carter Winston and Thomas Jones, free mulattoes, were put in also for deserting from Captain Davis company, 5th Louisiana Regiment, and Edward Mullen, for stealing a pair of shoes from Mrs Kaughman South Main, between 17th and 18th streets. The last mentioned arrest was made by an officer of the 179th Regt.
Mayor's Court, yesterday. --Carter Winston, free negro, arrested as a deserter from the 5th Louisiana regiment, was let off.--Thomas Jones, free negro, a deserter from the same regiment, having no documentary evidence of his status, was set to work in one of the batteries near this city.--Edward Mullen, arrested for stealing a pair of shoes from Mrs. Morris Kaughman, was remanded for indictment for petty larceny.--A. Richards was fined $5 for employing his wagon on the streets without a license; Wm. Travis, $5, for failing to put his initials on his hack; W. K. Smith and Green White, $5 each, for employing their wagons for hire without a license.--Summons against other parties for like violations were dismissed, the proof being insufficient to convict. The military regulations have brought up the dishonest and unworthy portion of the hackmen all standing. They now have to go according to law, or not at all.
The Daily Dispatch: March 9, 1864., [Electronic resource], German population of the U. States. (search)
Robbery. --Officer Crone, assisted by another member of the police arrested yesterday afternoon Robert Smiggs, Carter Winston, Geo. Quickly and Columbia Anderson, all free negroes, charged with stealing from John Boyan one uniform, live linen shirts, one pair of pants, four pairs of drawers, and divers other articles; amounting in value to about $800. The articles were found in the house of Spiggs, who is the proprietor of a kind of negro hotel. There were also found a large amount of Minie balls, of which no account could be given.
Mayor's Court. --The following is a brief from the trunk of John Bryan one uniform, five linen shirts, one pair of pants, four pairs of drawers, one hat, and divers other articles, valued at $800, were called. After a tedious examination of the evidence the Mayor held Springgs to security for his appearance before the Hustings Court to answer for keeping an Ill governed tippling shop, and selling liquor without a license.--Against Carter Winston the evidence was quite strong, whereupon he was remanded for indictment on the charge of stealing the articles above enumerated. The other parties were discharged. For want of security to be of good behavior for twelve months, John P. Smith, a person of evil fame and dissolute habits, was locked up in the city jail. Smith has recently been pardoned out of the Penitentiary. Charles Langford, white, charged with being a deserter from company D, Capt. L. Hawley, 10th Va. cavalry, was sent to the Provost Marshal. Will
the 16th day of October' 1863, was tried and convicted under the old law, and his punishment assessed at $300 fine, which he paid, and was there upon discharged. Nolle prosequis were entered by the Attorney for the Commonwealth in seven other cases of a similar character, Newman paying the costs thereon. Christopher, slave of Alex. Nott, charged with stealing several articles of wearing apparel and jewelry, the property of John M. Daniel, was tried and acquitted. The trial of Carter Winston, a free negro, charged with stealing a lot of clothing from a free negro named John Ryan, was postponed till the next term of the Court. Peter, slave of N. A. and John S. Clopton, charged with stealing a lot of iron belonging to the Old Dominion iron and Nail Manufacturing Company, was put upon trial, and after an examination of witnesses and argument of counsel, was acquitted. William Penny, Joseph Young, Edwin Turner, and Henry Becraft, were each fined $20 for committing assa
Arrest. --Officer Seal arrested yesterday afternoon a free negro, named Carter Winston, charged with grand larceny. He was locked up in the upper station-house.