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PRICE ONE CENT LOCAL MATTBBB. Death from an AnauU.—On Saturday hut Corn ner Keeaee held an Inquest over the body < r ROBERT B. Parqvhar, who died of Ptritvnitit •t his residence on Governor street, between the boar* of 11 and 12 o'clock on that day. Oar read er» will remember that Henry Ball, Thomas H Haley, John C. Haley and Samuel lirown, were arraigned before tbe Mayor on the 22d of December December last, charged with violently assaulting and beating Robert B. Farqnhar, in Jotn C- Haley's bouse, on the 20th alt., and that three witnesses were then examined who testified that they were present when the altercation took place, and that all that John C. Haley did, wan to take hold of Farquhar, lead bim to the door, and tell him be could permit no fighting in bis saloon. Upon this statement John C. Haley was discharged, but owing to the absence of Farqubar, who was then confined to his bed from the injuries he had sustained, sustained, the exc-uination of the other three was ad journed to a future period. Far<|ubar, it is said, was beaten on Saturday tbe 20tn of December, about . r > o'clock in the afternoon, afternoon, and soon after repaired to his home, where he was put to bed and Dr. R. Barksdale called in to see him. From that time to the hour of his death he was constantly under medical attend ance, but the skill of Dr. B aided by that of Dr. Conway, failed to afford bim any relief. Saturday morning the Mayor was informed of the critical condition of Farquhar, and beiDg assured that bin recovery was impossible, he is sued a warrant for the arrest of Henry Bul'l, John C. Haley. Thomas H. Haley and Samuel Brown, and then directed officers Tyler and Chalkley to visit the afflicted man and secure his dying decla ration After the arrest and commitralof Bull and the two Haley's to jail, the officers repaired to the residence or the dyin»r man, and when ex amined before the jury, officer Tyler made the following statement, which was corroborated by officer Chalkley • Geo. W- 11. Tyler, sworn. On this, the 3d day of Janunry, JBo7, under theorderof the Mayor, Mr Chalkley and myself went to the hoase in which was lying Robt. B. Farquhar, and the Rev Mr. Moore being present, we called upon him to iuform Farquhar that he was dying, which he did, and then asked him from what he was suffering, and who indicted the suffering, when be, the said Farquhar, said, he was suffering from an assault and battery committed upon him by Henry Bali, Thomas Haley, Samuel Brown and Jno C Haley Thac as he was in the act of lighting his cigar, he was struck and kicked by Henry Ball—and then Thomas Haley and Samuel Brown took hold of him and assisted in the beating. That John C- Haley choked him. That all the affliction which he is now enduring was the result of the beating inflictcd by Henry Bjtll, Thomas Haley, Samuel Brown and John C. Haley. That he (Farquhar) knew of no cause, except that his assailants said he had talked about a girl in Haley's house, which he declared he never did. That the beating was in John C. Haley's saloon. After this statement was made, Rev. Mr. Moore informed Farquhar, that in the opinion of Drs Barksdale and Conway, he, Farquhar, must certainly certainly die. He (Moore; then requested us to read over the statement to Farquhar again, asking him if he made the same as his dying declaration Far quhar replied that he did. Messrs Tylerand Chalkley stated that Farquhar was entirely .sensible at the time the above state ment was made. Officer Chalkley (dated to the jury, that when officer Johnson acii himself arrested the ptrtie;, ou the '.'2d of December, Thomas H Haley said to him, " Yes, <>od d—n him, J did strike him, (Far« quhar,) and would strike him again if he were to talk about a lady as he hag talked about one in this house." Henry Bull said that if any one said he had struck Farquhar, he expected he had done so—but that he was drunk at the time, and did not remember. Bt. in bold tha his case of bd be counsel he forge extenuation not than his who find bia of for go devil castigs' for of Col. alt. New the give a' and 12th. to have

Clipped from Richmond Dispatch05 Jan 1857, MonPage 1

Richmond Dispatch (Richmond, Virginia)05 Jan 1857, MonPage 1
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