Capt Hurd - Stevier

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Capt Hurd - Stevier - ExTESSiVE Robbery. Yesterday Elam Hard -was,...
ExTESSiVE Robbery. Yesterday Elam Hard -was, -was, on affidavit of Edward Stevier, made before Alderman Latour, committed to ' prisonTaa: a pnrticept eriminis in a robbery of $4000 in 8ecie aud $14,000 in pniperty and bills receivable. The particulars are these : ' Mr. ! StevW, in June "last, chartered the tchooncr Luna, whereof William L. Hurd was captain and Elam Hurd, his brother, first mate, to go on a voyage to any of the Mexican poits In hutsuance of the Charter, the Luna left here on the 17ih of June, Mr. Stevier going on board as supercargo. She reached Campeachy on the 25th, ' After Mr. Stevier had disposed of a portion of his carge, he found by a customhouse law or order of Mexico, that another portion of it bread and crackers were regarded as con-' con-' con-' t raband. This originated some slight difficulty between Capt. Hurd and Mr. Stevier; but on the evening of the;17th of July, after they had taken their coffee on board,' the former told the" ' latter that if he would come ashore with him, he would have all difficulties arranged by a geDtlemau in the city. Mr. Stevier agreed; and as he passed the mate, the party 'now .in prison, he heard the captain say to him in an under tone, " don't go." Mr. Stevier thought he would go; but as he had been told that the captain intended to run oQ" with the schooner, he determined to bring the mate ashore with them to prevent such an event. Thev all therefore went ashore in the boat ; the captain and the supercargo proceed ed up to the place of the person who was to ar range matters, as the captain said ; but he was not within. They came back and found the mate in the boat. They intended to call again on the absent gentleman, but an unusual and unaccountable sleepiness came .over Mr. Ste-- Ste-- Ste-- vier, and being unable' o shake it off, he fell asleep in the boat. The next thing of which he became conscious waa, v hen, 'several-hours 'several-hours 'several-hours after, he heard the flashing of the oars in jhe water, he found the mate rowing off from the city ; and, asking the cause, be was answered that the Captain put out with the boat, find be was rowing after him - Sriil, Mr. Stevier found himself so stiip4fied that he was unable to move : be requested the ' mate ttfrnakefor Campeachy, but he refused ; and next morning he landed him at Lerma. Nothing has been since heard of the Captain , or the Luna, on board of which all Mr. Stevier' s "money and property were, as already described in amount ; and he verily believes that themate was privy and a party to the rbbberyij He - further believes that they must have given him some strong narcotic drug in hiB coffee on the the night of the 17th of July, which enabled ' them to effect their diabolical design.

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 05 Aug 1843, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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