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Police arrests. --The following arrests were made yesterday afternoon by the Mayor's police: Horace Hovan and John Turpin, youths, charged with assaulting and beating a negro in the First Market-house, and stealing soap from Frank Dominicle and James A. Powell. Martha, a slave, charged with stealing meat from William Cullingsworth, a butcher in the First Market. Martha was whipped for the offence, by order of Justice Chandler, and afterwards discharged.
ered to lie on the table for further action. In the House, a resolution was nearly unanimously adopted declaring that the public debt, with interest, should be promptly paid, and a committee of one from each State was ordered to prepare resolutions of Congressional respect for the late President. Wednesday, December 6.--In the Senate, the standing committees were announced. The chairmen of the principal are as follows:--Foreign Affairs, Mr. Sumner; Finance, Mr. Fessenden; Commerce, Mr. Chandler; Military Affairs, Mr. Wilson; Naval Affairs, Mr. Grimes; Judiciary, Mr. Trumbull; Territories, Mr. Wade. [If Mr. Sumner would confine himself to foreign affairs, a deal of trouble to the nation would be avoided.] Mr. Sumner, taking both foreign and domestic affairs under his care, introduced a bill to regulate commerce among the States (something touching the negro, of course)! He wanted to know if there were not some persons in office who had not taken the oath; but his motion was laid
The Kirby murder case. --Argument upon the Prisoner's Insanity — Motion for Postponement--Mrs. Anne E. Kirby, charged with the murder of her husband, Robert F. Kirby, by shooting him with a pistol, at the Second Market, on the 21st of November last, was again arraigned before the Hustings Court yesterday morning. The Court was composed of the following Magistrates: Aldermen John F. Regnault. John M. Higgins, W. W. Timberlake, Thomas M. Jones and James T. McCarthy. Recorder Chandler left the bench in consequence of having presided at the preliminary examination, and his place was occupied by Senior Alderman Regnault. All the witnesses for the Commonwealth responded except Ambrose Carlton, who was detained at home by sickness. Some time was consumed in sending for the witnesses on the part of the defence, the counsel for the prisoner having insisted upon their presence before the commencement of proceedings. The witnesses afterwards made their appearance, and the
The Daily Dispatch: December 14, 1865., [Electronic resource], Southern Representation — the latest news from Washington. (search)
e.--Mr. Schenck, from the Committee of Military Affairs, reported a joint resolution requesting the President to suspend any further order mustering out the officers of the veteran reserve corps until Congress shall have time to consider what disposition to make of it. Passed. Mr. Farnsworth moved to refer his resolution, heretofore offered, declaring that colored soldiers should be entitled to equal rights and privileges as American citizens, to the select committee of fifteen. Mr. Chandler, of New York, opposed the proposition, contending that this is a white man's government, and that these propositions toward negro equality only inflame sectional passions instead of subduing them. The resolution was referred. The House concurred in the amendment of the Senate to the joint resolution for the appointment of a select committee of fifteen to consider the condition of the late Confederacy. Both Houses passed a bill prohibiting the importation of cattle, so as to pre
Fighting. --A scrimmage took place yesterday in an auction store between Moses E. Davis and B. Jacobs, citizens, and both were arrested. They were subsequently bailed by Recorder Chandler to appear at court.
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