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The Daily Dispatch: October 29, 1861., [Electronic resource], Vice President Stephens and the hospitals. (search)
Robbery. --James Davis, charged with stealing $124 from James Johnson, an Alabama soldier, on Friday night last, was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday. Johnson was the first witness called, but he could tell nothing more of the circumstance than that he had a considerablefrom the evidence of Perander Henderson, a comrade, that he was in Johnson's company on the occasion, and was desirous of taking care of him,itement in consequence of a row which had previously occurred, and Johnson being disposed to make a noise, was escorted out by the prisoner Davis. He remained in their company, and visited other bar-rooms, Johnson meanwhile having the money in his possession, until after ten o'clock. While the party were standing on a sidewalk, Davis went to Johnson and-held him around the waist as if to render assistance but soon retired a short distance, when Johnson called out "He's got my pocket-book." Davis then ran off and they soon lost sight of him. The facts relati
rom a rebel. From the description of the latter, he is supposed to be a Mr. Williams of Alexandria, who was confined for some days in a slave pen in that city, but released by the Government, and who is now acting as a scout. Orders have been issued that in the event of his capture he be hung forthwith. A Government construction train advanced out on the Loudoun and Hampshire Railroad to-day, a mile and a half beyond Falls Church, finding the road that far in good condition. Major Johnson, of the 17th New York regiment, who commands the pickets of that regiment on the Leesburg Turnpike beyond Falls Church, reports that a body of rebel cavalry made their appearance at 1 o'clock, to-day, within a mile of his outpost. A detachment was sent out to effect their capture, but they succeeded in making their escape. Capt. Mundee, Assistant Adjutant General for Gen. Smith's Division, with a small escort, advanced on the road leading from Lewinsville, to within a short dis