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$100 for a salute on the Fourth of July, $8.90 for cleaning guns, and $15 to Uncle David Simpson for meals for the battery men. And now appears a citizen, Charles Russell by name, and others who urged the formation of an artillery company to take charge of the Swallow battery and use it in accordance with the intent of the donoas nothing more appears of record until April 5, 1875, when it was voted that the Magoun battery be housed in the building of S. H. Pearce & Co. The next week Captain Russell appeared again, asking for authority to procure a place of storage for a few weeks. An appropriation of $850 had been made to purchase equipments for the gunome of the East Medford people asked for a share of the noise, and as the western section wanted more on July 5, the selectmen settled the matter by directing Captain Russell to fire with both guns at the center. The guns and equipment were housed somewhere temporarily until late in the year, when a building was erected for the
cases were disposed of to day: John Haley, of the 1st South Carolina regiment, having been picked up in the Second Market while corned, was dispatched to Castle Thunder, to be sent back to his regiment. John Norman, a free negro, and Molly, slave of Mrs Mary Muse, were brought up for fighting and disturbing the peace on 2d street, near the new Alms-House. The testimony showed Norman to be in fault, and he therefore received an order entitling him to receive a thrashing. Charles Russell, charged with stealing a horse worth $40 from Michael Moon, was acquitted honorably, there not being the smallest particle of of adduced to show that he did anything of the kind. un Purcell, a non-resident, was summoned before the Mayor to answer the charge of huckstering in the Second Market. He was fined ten dollars, and the chickens bought by him to be sold again in market were ordered to be sold for the benefit of the city. Samuel W. Wyvill, charged with forging dischar
nty Courts to impress and condemn houses and lots for hospital purposes. The joint order of the day, for the election of a Senator, was then taken up; whereupon a number of speeches were made, Messrs. Richardson Lockridge, and Barbour advocating the election of Gen. J. B. Floyd, of Washington; Messrs. Rives, of Prince George, Pouldin, Anderson of Rockbridge, and Staples, that of Hon. W. C. Rives, of Albemarle; Messrs. James and Newton that of John J. Allen; and Mr. Fleming that of Hon. C. W. Russell, of Wheeling. At 2½ o'clock a motion was made and carried that all debate upon the election of Senator at the was occupied by Mr. Wynne, of Richmond. The time having expired, at thirty-one minutes past two the Speaker appointed a committee to inform the Senate of the readiness of the House to proceed to the election of a Confederate States Senator, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of the Hon. Wm Ballard Preston, and that Hon. W. C. Rives, of Albemarle; Hon Chas
Hustings Court. --The Justices of this Court met at 11 o'clock yesterday, and tried the following cases: John and Sarah Gormley, indicted for receiving goods from Harriet, slave to John. H. Blake, was tried and acquitted. Andrew J. Myers, selling liquor to be drunk at the place where sold, without a license. Fined $63 and costs. Charles Russell and Henry Jones, indicted for stealing, $180 worth of boots and shoes from Henry Staub, found not guilty and discharged. Richard, slave of John C. Grayson, stealing a military overcoat worth $250, found not guilty. Burwell, slave of Martin Phillips, charged with stealing one barrel of apple brandy, worth $1,265, from Wm. B. Jones &Co., was found guilty and ordered twenty lashes. Frank Pendleton, alias Barrett, violently assaulting and beating Cecilia Smith, was found guilty and fined $100. The Court sentenced him to six months in the city jail and to be employed in the chain gang. On another charge against
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