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HOUSE No. 65. 



ANNUAL REPORT 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL, 



LEGISLATUEE. 



FEBRUARY, 1858 



BOSTON: 

WILLIAM WHITE, PRINTER TO THE STATE. 

185 8. 



i MOUSE, BOSTON. 

Dr'G «?1888 



iHommonvucaltl) of iHa65aci)it6ctt0. 



Attoeney-General's Office, ) 
February 20, 1858. \ 

To the Hon. Julius Rockt\'ELL, Speaker of the House of Repre- 
sentatives. 

Sir: — I transmit, herewith, for the use of the Legislature, in 
conformity to the requirements of the statutes, an Abstract of 
the Annual Reports made by the several District-Attorneys for 
the year 1857. I also transmit the Report of my predecessor, 
Hon. John H, Clitford, which exhibits the Cases conducted and 
argued by him during the same period. 

I am, sir, A'ery respectfully, 

Your obedient servant, 

STETHEN H. PHILLIPS, Attorney- General. 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE I.— SUFFOLK COUNTY. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

f 


o 
.S 
o 


■3 


p 


S5 


a 


S 





is 
0" 


COSTS. 


Against tlie person, 




















feloniously, . 


32 


10 


4 


5 


10 


2 


- 


1 


12,229 52 


Against the person. 




















not feloniously, 


213 


115 


27 


11 


53 


2 


1 


4 


5,379 80 


Against property, with 
violence. 


149 


94 


19 


5 


28 


3 


- 


- 


4,720 85 


Against property,wIth- 
out violence, . 


277 


164 


35 


10 


49 


14 


1 


4 


7,482 17 


Other offences, . 


681 
1,352 


185 


41 


42 


194 


210 


2 


7 


13,878 19 


Totals, 


568 


126 


73 


334 


231 


4' 


16 


$33,690 53 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, . 


7 


4 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


$168 56 


Apprentice leaving 




















master without con- 




















sent. 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


5 36 


Assault and Assault 




















and Battery, . 


139 


71 


.18 


11 


34 


1 


1 


3 


3,466 94 


Assault, Felonious, . 


8 


3 


- 


1 


3 


1 


- 


- 


208 15 


Assault on Officer, . 


36 


23 


5 


- 


7 


- 


- 


1 


775 73 


Assault with Danger- 




















ous Weapons, 


29 


14 


2 


- 


12 


1 


- 


- 


888 14 


Assault with Intent to 




















Kill, . 


6 


2 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


1 


127 16 


Assault with Intent to 




















Rob, . 


7 


5 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


235 35 


Attempt to Cheat, 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


31 36 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 
TABLE L— Continued. 



OFFENCES. 



Attempt to Steal from 
Person, . 

Breaking and Entering, 

By-Laws, Violating, . 

Carrying Slung Shot, . 

Causing death on Steam- 
boat by Carelessness, 

Cheating by False Pre- 
tences, 



6 

116 

1 



17 



Common Drunkard, . 21 

I 

Common Night-Walkcr, | 24: 
1 



Common Eailer and 
Brawler, . 



Counterfeit Money 
Having, &c., . 

Cruelty to a Horse, 

Debt, . 

Destroying Property by 
Poison, 

Disorderly House, 

Disturbing the Peace, 

Drunkenness, 

Embezzlement, . 

Escape, 

Exposing Child, . 

False Pretences, . 

Fast Driving, 

Forgery, 



9 
7 
3 

1 

44 

1 

3 

11 

1 

1 

2 

1 

12 



6 
72 



3 

11 



1 
3 
3 

26 

3 
1 

1 
1 



15 



23 



9 

7 
14 



15 







k 






c g 










•a 03 


^ 


^ 


£.2 








m 


< 




o 


o 




"A 


"A 


« 



COSTS. 



1174 38 

3,471 27 

15 15 

38 39 



436 82 
365 68 
317 94 

16 34 

196 28 
86 91 
25 94 

48 78 
995 45 

13 76 

49 .57 
13 64 

9 55 

13 64 

70 72 

43 23 

367 22 



ATTORNEY-GENERIL'S REPORT. 
TABLE I— Continued. 



[Feb. 













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o 


c 


. 


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c 




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OFFENCES. 




o 
> 


S 


2 




pq 


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COSTS. 




o 


a 


c" 










<S o 








o 




o 




o 


o 








^ 


o 


< 


^ 


Oj 


^ 


'A 







Fornication, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$15 35 


Gaming, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 91 


Gaming-House, Keep- 




















ing, 


4 


- 


- 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


74 85 


Having B'glarious Tools, 


4 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


84 48 


Having Obscene Prints 




















for sale, . 


7 


4 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


161 06 


Indecent Exposure, 


3 


1 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


60 09 


Idle and Disorderly 




















Person, . 


7 


2 


- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


1 


95 84 


Junk Dealing, Unlaw- 




















fully, . . . 


14 


- 


14 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


158 44 


Keeping House of 111 




















Fame, 


84 


43 


1 


4 


33 


- 


1 


2 


1,672 64 


Larceny, 


lOG 


58 


11 


5 


23 


7 


- 


2 


2,901 58 


Larceny from the Per- 




















son, .... 


65 


42 


12 


2 


7 


1 


- 


1 


2,424 79 


Larceny in a Dwelling- 




















House, 


63 


36 


7 


2 


13 


5 


- 


- 


1,061 74 


Larceny in a Building, 


36 


22 


4 


1 


6 


1 


1 


1 


870 90 


Lewdness, . 


4 


- 


- 


- 


3 


1 


- 


- 


48 68 


Libel, .... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


50 01 


Liquor Law, Violating, 


38 


3 


5 


6 


22 


1 


- 


1 


578 20 


Lottery Law, Violating, 


6 


5 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


116 84 


Lunatic, 


11 


11 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


246 39 


Malicious Mischief, 


6 


- 


1 


- 


5 


- 


- 


- 


107 32 


Maliciously Obstructing 




















Car, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22 85 


Manslaughter, 


11 


2 


2 


3 


4 


- 


- 


- 


880 56 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 

TABLE I.— CoNTmuED. 



OFFESCES. 


s 

o 

2 


a 
o 

'> 

o 


< 


o 
o 


c 

■3 


o 


< 

o 


24 

II 


COSTS. 


Murder, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


^36 65 


Not Stated, 


202 


3 


- 


- 


2 


196 


1 


- 


3,416 19 


Nuisance, . 


13 


2 


- 


- 


10 


1 


- 


- 


119 49 


Obstructing Ballast 




















Vessel, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


15 99 


Obstructing Public 




















Street, . 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


25 60 


Perjury, . 


7 


1 


- 


- 


3 


3 


- 


- 


153 27 


Polygamy, . 


10 


5 


- 


2 


3 


- 


- 


- 


188 51 


Publishing Obscene 




















Paper, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Rape, 


5 


1 


1 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


977 00 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


21 


2 


3 


4 


10 


2 


- 


- 


809 62 


Removing Gravel from 




















Island in Boston 




















Harbor, . 


9 


- 


- 


1 


7 


1 


- 


- 


354 07 


Recognizance, . 


14 


8 


2 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 


81 02 


Resisting Officer, 


6 


4 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


112 83 


Robbery, . 


33 


22 


4 


2 


5 


- 


- 


- 


1,249 58 


Selling Newspapers 
without License, 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 


11 03 


Selling Obscene Papers, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Seduction, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




69 02 


Sunday Law, Violat'g, 


13 


7 


2 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


130 91 


Threatening to Accuse 




















of Crime, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


35 00 


Uttering Forged Notes, 




















Orders, &c., . 


15 


4 


1 


- 


10 


- 


- 


- 


384 85 


Totals, 


1,352568 


126 


73 


334 


231 


4 


16 


$33,690 53 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE IL— EASTERN DISTRICT. 

[County of Essex constitutes this District.] 



OFFENCES. , 


c 

o 

3 
O 

u 


s 

o 

o 


< 


ri 

2 

Eh 
o 


c 


S 

o 
'A 


•a 

o 

1 

30 


§g 

•e S 

<5 = 
a, o 


3 
2 

1 
9 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person, not 
feloniously. 

Against property, with 
violence, . 

Against property, with- 
out violence, 

Other offences, . 


15 

64 

35 

46 
407 


9 

19 

21 

22 
152 


2 
1 

1 
20 


2 

8 

1 

6 
60 


31 

9 

12 
101 


4 

1 

4 
35 


f$l,036 67 

1,086 06 

1,227 71 

1,193 47 
9,324 70 


Totals, . 


567 


223 


24 


77 


153 


44 


31 


15 


$13,868 61 


Table of Offences. 

Abortion, Procuring, . 

Adultery, 

Assault, 

Assault, Aggravated, . 

Assault on Officer, 

Assault with Deadly 
Weapon, . 

Assault with Knife, 

Assault with Intent to 
Kill, 

Assault with Intent to 
Ravish, . 


2 
17 
42 
13 

9 

3 
3 

1 

3 


10 

7 
8 
4 

1 
2 

1 

1 


1 
1 


6 
2 

2 


1 
2 

25 
2 
4 


1 
2 

1 
2 


3 

1 


2 

1 


$134 85 
290 88 
548 31 
349 16 
188 59 

140 56 
45 30 

75 95 

246 44 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 
TABLE II.— Continued. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
o 

a 
I 


c 
o 

£ 

o 


< 


o 


c 


S 

o 
'A 


■3 

< 
O 

'A 


OS 

•a c 

si 

II 


COSTS. 


Arson, 


3 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


$135 80 


Attempt to Poison, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


5 00 


Burglary, . 


35 


21 


1 


1 


9 


1 


- 


2 


1,227 71 


By-Law, Violating, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


1 


21 03 


Cheating, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


6 51 


Child Murder, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


35 59 


Common Drunkard, . 


7 


4 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


1 


111 36 


Common Nuisance, 


6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


6 


- 


09 96 


Contempt of Court, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


6 48 


Counterfeit Money, 
Passing, . 


4 


1 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


2 


1 


95 05 


Defective Highway, 


10 


- 


- 


- 


9 


1 


- 


- 


125 75 


Disorderly House, 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


83 60 


Disturbing the Peace, . 


3 




1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


58 06 


Drugging with Poisoned 
Liquor, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


_ 


- 


_ 


14 49 


Drunkenness, 


10 


3 


- 


2 


4 


- 


- 


1 


110 73 


Embezzlement, . 


3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


1 


86 53 


Falsely personating 
Officer, . 


1 


_ 


— 


_ 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


18 77 


False Pretences, . 


4 


1 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


76 54 


Fishway, Not Building, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


13 00 


Fish way, Not Maintain- 
ing, .... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


_ 


- 


5 12 


Forgery, 


4 


1 


- 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


98 75 


Fornication, 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


21 64 


Game Law, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


1 88 



10 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
TABLE II.— Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


a 

o 

o 

p.1 


s 

V 

a 
o 


1 
'3 


2 

•A 


c 
■S 

c 

St 


o 

>5 


< 


11 


COSTS. 


Gaming, 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


$14 94 


Hio-h School, Not Main- 




















taining, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


17 75 


Hindering Arrest by 




















Officer, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 78 


Illegal Fishing, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


17 13 


Illegal Shooting Pigeons, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


5 26 


Incest,. 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


227 61 


Indecent Exposure, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 97 


Keeping a Brothel, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


34 25 


Larceny, 


39 


20 


1 


6 


9 


3 


- 


- 


951 42 


Larceny from the Per- 
son, .... 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


66 25 


Lewdness, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


7 46 


Liquor Law, 


258 


108 


15 


45 


51 


21 


17 


1 


6,403 01 


Malicious Mischief, 


8 


- 


4 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 


206 87 


Malicious Trespass, 


G 


- 


- 


2 


4 


- 


- 


- 


53 68 


Manslaughter, 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


487 83 


Nuisance, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


7 70 


Obstruction to Harbor, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


16 63 


Owning Building for 




















Sale of Liquor, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 




12 38 


Perjury, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 




23 47 


Polygamy, . 


4 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


262 23 


Prize Eight, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


125 93 


Prize Fight, Present at. 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


120 00 


Profane Swearing, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


9 50 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. G5. 
TABLE II.— Continued. 



11 



OFFENCES. 


s 
p 


o 


3 


O 
O 


■5 


5 

o 
'A 


o 
''A 


!c3 

& o 

a o 




COSTS. 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


7 


3 


- 


- 


2 


2 


- 




$175 92 


Rescue, 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 




- 


- 


6 62 


Resisting Officer, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 78 


Scire Facias, 


10 


10 


- 


- 


- 


- 


~ 


- 


47 50 


Setting Fire to Build- 




















ing, .... 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


~ 


- 


- 


40 00 


Sunday Law, Violating, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 00 


Threatening Letter, 


1 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


10 80 


Threatening Life of 




















Complainant, . 


3 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


1 


12 49 


Vagabond, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


15 06 


Totals, . 


567 


223 


24 


77 


153 


44 


31 


15 


$13,868 61 



12 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE III.— NORTHERN DISTRICT. 

[Middlesex County constitutes this District.] 



OFFENCES. 


.2 

3 


c 
o 

£ 

o 


'3 


y 

2 
p.< 

o 




3 

o 


o 

;-< 

< 

o 
IZi 


« . 
go 

ft" 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, . 


18 


4 


3 


1 


6 


4 


_ 


_ 


$779 80 


Against the person, not 
feloniously, 


122 


36 


8 


12 


44 


21 


- 


1 


2,346 33 


Against property, with 
violence, . 


47 


22 


5 


- 


16 


1 


1 


2 


1,504 20 


Against property, with- 
out violence. 


124 


44 


11 


7 


37 


23 




2 


4,133 38 


Other offences, . 


475 


117 


44 


81 


137 


83 


- 


13 


10,336 83 


Totals, . 


786 


223 


71 


101 


240 


132 


1 


18 


$19,100 54 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, . 


23 


8 


2 


- 


7 


6 


- 


- 


$878 78 


Assault, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


32 75 


Assault, Aggravated, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


9 10 


Assault, Felonious, 


11 


1 


3 


1 


2 


4 


- 


- 


493 01 


Assault and Battery, . 


109 


31 


8 


12 


40 


17 


- 


1 


2,120 69 


Assault on Officer, 


10 


5 


- 


- 


8 


2 


- 


- 


183 79 


Assault with Intent, 


4 


3 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




131 64 


Arson, 


10 


2 


1 


- 


6 


1 


- 


- 


594 97 


Billiards, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


6 65 


Bowling, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




7 45 


Breaking and Entering, 


13 


5 


1 


- 


5 


1 


1 


- 


353 78 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 
TABLE III.— Continued. 



13 



OFFENCES. 


a 

3 
o 


s 

o 


< 




bo 

■3 

s 

t/3 


S 

'A 


u 

o 

'A 


« . 

o S 
II 
11 


COSTS. 


Burglary, . 


4 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1125 00 


Burning Barn, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23 39 


By-Laws, Violating, . 


6 


- 


- 


2 


4 


- 


- 


- 


14 25 


Cheating, . 


5 


- 


1 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 


404 28 


Common Drunkard, . 


17 


12 


2 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


266 56 


Contempt, . 


9 


9 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


37 08 


Counterfeiting, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


7 62 


Counterfeit Coin, Ut- 




















tering, . 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


70 82 


Counterfeit Money, 
Having, &c., . 


4 


- 


1 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


96 00 


Cruelty to Horse, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


68 83 


Disorderly House, 


4 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


102 56 


Disorderly Person, 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


35 90 


Disturbing the Peace, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


21 63 


Drunkenness, 


20 


11 


1 


2 


6 


- 


- 


- 


228 02 


Embezzlement, . 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


38 34 


Escape, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


3 44 


Evading Fare, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


30 22 


Evading Toll, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


15 13 


False Pretences, • 


3 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


44 43 


Fishway, Not Maintain- 




















ing, .... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


21 61 


Forgery, 


8 


2 


- 


- 


5 


1 


- 


- 


224 60 


Housebreaking, . 


4 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


93 41 


Incest, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


50 22 



14 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
TABLE III.— Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
o 

3 
o 


s 
_c 

B 

5 


< 


p 

O 


■S 


M 
o 


u 

< 

o 
-A 


i 

11 
ft" 


COSTS. 


Indecent Exposure, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$7 77 


Keeping House of El 
Fame, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


_ 


12 70 


Kidnapping, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


14 44 


Larceny, 


97 


34 


9 


G 


24 


22 


- 


2 


3,016 37 


Larceny from the Per- 




















son, .... 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


126 59 


Larceny in a Building, 


12 


6 


1 


1 


4 


- 


- 


- 


365 41 


Lascivious Cohabitation, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


60 20 


Libel, . . . 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


18 84 


Lottery Tickets, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


114 82 


Liquor Law, 


287 


51 


31 


68 


75 


50 


- 


12 


6,274 06 


Malicious Mischief, 


11 


- 


2 


1 


3 


5 


- 


- 


245 63 


Misdemeanor, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


50 31 


jNIurder,* 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


140 71 


Neglect of Highway, . 


1 






- 


1 




- 


- 


11 51 


Nuisance, 


U 


- 


- 


- 


8 


5 


- 


1 


228 94 


Obscene Prints, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


25 41 


Perjury, 


11 


3 


1 


- 


5 


2 


- 


- 


273 80 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


34 09 


Riot, .... 


I 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


42 98 


Robbery, . 


7 


3 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


2 


112 81 


Scire Facias, 


14 


12 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


182 72 


Shopbreaking, 


19 


8 


2 


- 


9 


- 


- 


- 


819 20 


Sunday Law, Violating, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


7 05 



* Certified to Supreme Court. 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 
TABLE III.— Continued. 



15 











1 








i 




















pH 






cc 


• 






M 




-O 


c ^ 








c' 


• 


'3 


,= 




^ 


o ^ 
























OFFENCES. 


S 






o 


5 


_; 


g 


i.2 


COSTS. 




^ 


> 


3 


Ph 


" 




<j 


a ^ 








c 


C 








-t-» 










o 


















Ph 


u 


<1 


:?5 


OD 


|21 


!?< 


P 




Unlawful Appropria- 




















tion, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


$22 38 


Unlicensed Interment, 


3 


- 


- 


2 


1 


- 




- 


- 


Unwholesome Provi- 




















sions, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


29 63 


Vagabond, . 


3 


1 


- 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


25 62 


Totals, . 


786 


223 


71 


101 


240 


132 


1 


18 


$19,100 54 



Note. — In the Attorney's Report for this District, 135 Cases, which were reported last year as 
"on file," have been again returned, although no new proceedings have been had, and no addi- 
tional costs incurred. It has not been the practice of the other Attorneys to return such cases; 
and, upon consideration, they have been omitted in the present Table. 



16 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE IV.— SOUTHERN DISTRICT. 

[This District comprises the Counties of Bristol, Barnstable, Nantucket and 

Dukes County.] 

COUNTY OF BRISTOL. 



















a 






IK 








ti 




"a 


c ,; 






o 


c 


• 


*^ 


.s 




*^ 


o g 








.2 


^ 










"c a 




OFFENCES. 


c 




5 


s 


c 


_; 


^ 


a « 


COSTS. 




o 


c 


'3 


Ph 


(2 


P 


< 


it 






s 


o 




o 


S 


O 


o 


a/ o 






Ph 


O 


< 


^ 


Ol 


•A 


>^ 


A" 




Against the person, fe- 




















loniously, . 


3 


2 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


$128 83 


Against the person, not 




















feloniously, 


48 


19 


9 


6 


10 


3 


- 


1 


1,307 22 


Against property, with 




















violence, . 


16 


10 


- 


1 


1 


3 


- 


1 


577 73 


Against property, with- 




















out violence. 


67 


37 


6 


5 


6 


11 


- 


2 


2,088 58 


Other offences, . 


303 


110 


29 


48 


68 


45 


3 


- 


6,175 23 


Totals, . 


437 


178 


44 


00 


85 


63 


3 


4 


$10,277 59 


Table of Offences. 




















Adultery, . 


7 


3 


- 


- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


$164 36 


Aiding Escape, . 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


33 78 


Arson, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 87 


Assault, 


42 


13 


9 


6 


10 


3 


- 


1 


1,191 15 


Assault, Felonious, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


40 71 


Assault on Officer, 


6 


6 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


116 07 


Breaking Jail, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 99 


Burgl'y, and Attempt at, 


15 


9 


- 


1 


1 


3 


- 


1 


525 82 


Common Brawler, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


12 84 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 
TABLE IV.— Continued. 



IT 



OFFENCES. 


o 

3 
1 


5 
S 


^ 


O 

"3 

"A 


c 

1 


^ 


•3 

< 

o 




COSTS. 


Common Drunkard, . 


4 


1 


- 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


$55 41 


Disorderly House, 


6 


5 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


241 95 


Disturbing the Peace, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


27 20 


Drunkenness, 


17 


6 


2 


5 


4 


- 


- 


- 


279 52 


Embezzlement, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


44 54 


Enticing Witness, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Falsely personating Of- 
ficer, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 33 


False Measures, Using, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




8 64 


False Pretences, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


16 78 


Forgery, 


3 


- 


1 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


117 53 


Larceny, 


64 


37 


C 


4 


4 


11 


- 


2 


1,976 00 


Lewdness, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


11 24 


Liquor Law, 


118 


49 


21 


17 


13 


17 


1 


- 


2,884 51 


Malicious IMischief, 


7 


2 


- 


2 


- 


3 


- 


- 


217 66 


Manslaughter, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


74 47 


Nuisance, . 


85 


18 


4 


10 


3G 


15 


2 


- 


1,261 20 


Obstructing Railroad, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


33 45 


Poisoning Horse, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


61 64 


Procuring Horse to be 
poisoned, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


49 07 


Perjury, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


135 40 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


12 50 


Refusing to state Cause 
of Arrest to Prisoner, 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


14 42 


Scire Facias, 


33 


22 


- 


G 


5 


- 


- 


- 


406 54 



18 ATTOHNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 

TABLE IV.— Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
.2 

3 

2 


c 
2 

o 
O 


"3 


y 
I 

o 

'A 


c 
■3 


S 

o 


•d 

1 
o 


c « 
11 


COSTS. 


Shopbreaking, 

Sodomy, Attempt to 
Commit, . 

Sunday Law, 

Unlawful Threats, 

Vagabond, . 


1 

1 
3 
2 

1 


1 


- 


3 
2 

1 


_ 


1 


_ 


- 


?J51 91 

13 05 
53 65 
63 28 
26 51 


Totals, . 


437 


178 


44 


60 


85 


03 


3 


4 


$10,277 59 



1858.] 



HOUSE— Xo. 65. 



19 



TABLE Y.— SOUTHERN DISTRICT— Continued. 
COUNTY OF BARNSTABLE. 



OFFENCES. 


5 

3 

2 


.2 




d 
o 


s 


"A 


Not Arrested. 

Defaulted on Ke- 
cognizance. 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, . 

Against the person, not 
feloniously, 

Against property, with 
violence, . 

Against property, with- 
out violence, . 

Other offences, . 


1 

4 

3 

16 


1 

2 
5 


1 
1 


1 
1 


1 


2 

1 

8 


- 




$100 95 
78 95 

70 29 

231 84 


Totals, . 


24 8 2 


2 


1 11 


- 


- 


$482 03 


Table of Offences. 

Adultery, . 

Assault, 

Disturb'g Relig. Meet'g, 

Fish Laws, Violating, . 

Embezzlement, . 

Gambling, . 

Larceny, 

Liquor Law, 

Manslaughter, 

Nuisance, . 

Scire Facias, 


1 
4 
1 
1 
1 
1 
3 
3 
1 
5 
3 


_ 

1 
1 



1 
3 


1 
1 


1 
1 


1 


1 
2 

_ 
1 
1 
1 

5 


- 


- 


§17 45 
78 95 
42 53 

40 56 
23 39 

17 45 
70 29 

41 86 
100 95 

30 21 

18 39 


Totals, . 


24 1 8 

i 


2 


2 


1 


11 i - 


- 


$182 03 



20 



ATTORNBY-GENERIL'S REPORT. 

TABLE v.— Continued. 

COUNTY OF DUKES COUNTY. 



[Feb. 



















M . 






o 


s 




•3 






•a 


gs 




OFFENCES. 


■ 3 


'> 


*5 


O 


Pi 


5 


-< 


^ s 


COSTS. 






c 




















o 




O 














6. 


U 


< 


!5 


^ 


S<5 


><; 


p 




Assault, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$12 88 



COUNTY OF NANTUCKET. 



Assault, 
Malicious Mischief, 


2-2 
1 - - 


1 


- 


1 


- 


$41 03 
10 60 


Totals, . 


3 i - 1 2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$51 63 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 



21 



TABLE YI.— SOUTHERN DISTRICT — Continued. 
RECAPITULATION. 

Whole Number in the Southern District. 



OFFENCES. 


c 

3 


c 
o 

o 
'> 
o 


a 

3 
< 


2 

o 

'A 


til 
.s 

z 


o 


•d 

u 
o 


1. 

5; 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, . 


4 


2 


1 


_ 




1 


_ 


_ 


1229 78 


Against the person, not 
feloniously, 


55 


20 


11 


8 


10 


5 


- 


1 


1,440 08 


Against property, -with 
violence, . 


IG 


10 


- 


1 


1 


3 


_ 


1 


.577 73 


Against property, with- 
out violence, . 


70 


39 


6 


5 


6 


12 


_ 


2 


2,158 S7 


Other offences, . 


320 


115 


30 


50 


69 


53 


3 


- 


6,417 6T 


Totals, . 


465 


186 


48 


64 


86 


74 


3 


4 


$10,824 13 



22 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE YIL— SOUTH-EASTERN DISTRICT. 

[This District comprises the Counties of Norfolk and Plymouth.] 
COUNTY OF NORFOLK. 



OFFENCES. 


_o 

"S 
2 


J* 

c 
o 


C3 

< 


ri 
p 

o 
'A 


■3 

1 


5 

o 

3 


■3 

< 

o 
'A 

1 


« . 

■a g 

It 




COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, 


6 


1 


155 24 


Against the person, not 




















feloniously, 


35 


8 


4 


7 


8 


2 


- 


6 


995 10 


Against property, with 
violence, . 


45 


32 


2 


1 


7 


o 


- 


- 


1,297 50 


Against property, with- 
out violence, . 


29 


11 


2 


3 


11 


2 


_ 


_ 


1,528 69 


Other offences, . 


342 


120 


18 


32 


142 


14 


8 


8 


8,998 32 


Totals, . 


457 


'172 


26 


43 


169 


24 


9 


14 


^12,874 85 


Table ov Ol••FE^■CES. 




















Adultery, . 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 




- 


5i46 24 


Arson, 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


292 40 


Assault, 


20 


- 


2 


7 


5 


- 


- 


6 


467 13 


Assault, Aggravated, . 


3 


3 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


276 45 


Assault and Battery, . 


10 


4 


2 


- 


2 





- 


- 


176 81 


Assault, Felonious, 


4 


- 


- 


- 


1 


2 


1 


- 


11 43 


Assault on Officer, 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


74 71 


Attempt to procure 
Abortion, . 


1 


— 


— 


_ 


1 


- 


_ 


_ 


22 GO 


Breaking and Entering, 


28 


21 


1 


1 


3 


2 


- 


- 


705 36 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 
TABLE VII.— Continued. 



23 



OFFENCES. 


c 
o 

Pi 


o 

c 
o 
O 


< 


i 

•6 

P-, 
o 


a 
•3 
c 


S 


o 


c « 
o u 

It 



COSTS. 


Burglary, . 


10 


6 


- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 


$362 49 


Burning, 


9 


2 


- 


- 


6 


1 


- 


- 


190 93 


Burning Barn, . 


2 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


398 96 


By-Laws, Violating, . 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24 51 


CausinfT Death of Rail- 




















road Passenger, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


94 78 


Common Drunkard, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


10 19 


Conspiracy, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1^ 


- 


1 


225 68 


Contempt, . 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


9 20 


Cruelty, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Disorderly House, 


4 


- 


- 


- 


2 


2 


- 


- 


81 57 


Disturbing the Peace, . 


2 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22 24 


Drunkenness, 


6 


- 




4 


1 


- 


- 


1 


117 89 


Fornication, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


1 


37 67 


Keeping House of 111 
Fame, 


1 


- 


_ 


_ 


_ 


1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


Larceny, 


16 


7 


2 


2 


5 


- 


- 


- 


046 40 


Liquor Law, 


278 


102 


18 


IS 


129 


4 


5 


2 


7,207 97 


Malicious Mischief, 


2 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


1 


26 30 


Manslaughter, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


43 81 


Misdemeanor, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


50 98 


Murder, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Nuisance, . 


13 


3 


- 


3 


5 


2 


- 


- 


659 85 


Obstructing Railroad, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


10 22 


Pilot Laws, Violating, . 


1 


- 


- 


i 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 



24 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
TABLE Vn.— Continued. 



[Feb. 



















i 








c 




•6 






-2 


o| 
























OFFENCES. 


ti 




5 


o 


c 




t. 


O N 


COSTS. 




m 


c 




^ 


Ck 


n 


<! 


5 ii 
C o 
















o 


o 








(^ 


!J 


■< 


'A 


tc 


'A 


^ 


fi 




Receiving Stolen Goods, 


5 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


3 




§202 54 


Robbery, 


7 


5 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


229 65 


Scire Facias, 


11 


8 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


2 


64 50 


Sunday Law, Violating, 


3 


3 


_ 




- 




- 


- 


83 39 


Totals, 


457 


172 


26 


43 


1G9 


24 


9 


14 


$12,874 85 



1858.] 



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25 



TABLE YIII.— SOUTH-EASTERN mSTmCT— Continued. 
COUNTY OF PLYMOUTH. 



OFFEXCKS. 


3 
p 


i 


< 


ri 
o 




S 

'A ] 


'A 




COSTS. 


Afrainst the peivon, fe- 


! 


















loniously. 


4 


1 


~ 


- 


1 


2 


- 


~ 


$352 52 


Against tlie pei-son, not 




















feloniously, 


13 


4 


1 


2 


1 


o 


- 


- 


183 67 


Against property, with 
violence, . . ' . 


7 


5 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


120 43 


Acfainst property, with- 
out violence, . 


1-1 


7 


_ 


1 


5 


1 


- 


- 


440 23 


Other oflf'ences, . 


m 


22 





8 


32 


22 


- 


6 


2,284 32 


Totals, . 




39 


7 


11 


39 


32 


- 


6 


,^3,3D0 17 


Tablk of Ori-KNci;s. 




















AJullcry, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


~ 


1 


- 


- 


- 


Attempt to Extort 




















filoney, . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


Assault, 


10 


2 


1 


2 


- 


5 


- 


- 


!$130 71 


A>S;ralt anil Battery, . 


o 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


31 C9 


Assault, Felonious, 




1 


- 


- 


- 


2 




- 


67 38 


Assault on Oflieer, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


21 27 


Bi-eaking and Entering, 


6 


5 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


129 43 


Burglai-y, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 




- 


- 


])isturbing the Peace, . 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


_ 


- 


12 02 


])runkenness,* 


3 


- 


9 


1 


- 


- 




- 


53 25 



26 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 

TABLE VIIL— Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCE.S. 


B 

.2 
s 

o 


o 
o 


< 


o 
'A 


c 
■3 
g 

Ph 

EC 


No Bill. 
Not Arrested. 


si 


COSTS. 


Forgery, 

Keeping Gaming House, 

Lottery, 

Liquor Law, 

Larceny, 

Lewdness, . 

Malicious Mischief, 

Murder, 

Nuisance, . 

Receiving Stolen Goods, 

Resisting Officer, 

Rescue, 

Scire Facias, 


1 
1 
1 

02 
14 

1 
1 
1 
9 
2 

1 

1 
8 


18 
7 
1 

3 


3 

1 


6 

1 


1 

25 
5 

1 
5 

1 


4 


- 


1 

5 


f$118 26 

1,937 16 

440 23 

80 15 

285 14 
29 53 
10 52 

17 87 
25 56 


Totals, . 


134 


39 


7 


11 


39 


32 


- 


6 


$3,390 17 



1858.] 



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27 



TABLE IX.— SOUTH-EASTERN DISTRICT— Contimed. 

EECAPITULATION. 

Whole number in the South-Eastern District. 



OFFENCES. 


c 
o 


c 

1 
o 




2 

o 
'A 


■3 

a 

CO 


o 


•c 

1 

< 

o 


O g 

•a c 
2 = 

^ ao 

<y O 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, 


10 


2 


_ 


_ 


2 


5 


1 




§407 76 


Against the person, not 
feloniously. 


48 


12 


5 


9 


9 


7 


- 


6 


1,178 77 


Against property, with 
violence, . 


52 


37 


2 


1 


7 


5 


_ 


- 


1,426 93 


Against property, with- 
out violence, . 


43 


18 


2 


4 


16 


3 


- 


- 


1,968 92 


Other Offences, . 


438 


142 


24 


40 


174 


36 


8 


14 


11,282 64 


Totals, 


591 


211 


33 


54 


208 


56 


9 


20 


$16,265 02 



28 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE X.— MIDDLE DISTRICT. 

[Worcester County constitutes tliis District.] 



OFFKSCES. 


c 


5 

I' 

c 
o 




6 = 


o 


■3 

'A 




COSTS. 


Aojainst the person, fe- 
loniously, . 


7 








1 


1 

! 1 

2 -1-1 


_ 


$1,096 48 


Against the person, not 












1 






feloniously, 


52 


17 





2 


27 


- 1 - 


- 


992 42 


Against property, vritli 
violence, . 


22 


18 


1 


1 2 


_ 


— 


_ 


749 26 


Against jiroperty, with- 
out violence, . 


50 


29 


4 


5 


12 




- 


- 


1,407 06 


Other offences, . 


385 


146 


44 


31 


150 


- 


9 


5 


9,705 56 


Totals, . 


olG 


212 


57 


40 1!J3 


- 


9 


5 


!$13,950 78 


Table of Offencf.s. 




















Adultery, . 


4 


3 


1 


- 


- 




- 


_ 


§219 72 


Aifray, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 






- 


27 08 


Assault, 


12 


3 


1 


- 


8 


- 


- 


- 


174 77 


Assault and Battery, . 


34 


11 


5 
1 


2 


16 


- 


- 


- 


604 59 


Assault, Felonious, 


1 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


- 


69 10 


Assault on Officer, 


6 


3 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


213 06 


Burglary, 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


242 57 


Common Drunkard, . 


11 


3 


- 


2 


6 


- 


- 


- 


200 94 


Contempt, . 


18 


5 


5 


5 


3 


- 


- 


- 


102 84 


Disorderly House, 


G 


5 


1 


! - 


- 


- 


- 


- 


168 01 


Disturbing the Peace, . 


10 


1 


- 


2 

1 


7 




- 


- 


161 24 

1 
1 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 
TABLE X.— CoNTixuED. 



29 



OFFENCES. 


3 

6 


o 


^ 


o 

o 
'A 


c 


S 

o 
'A 


■6 

< 
o 
'A 


c ^ 
•a s 

= '5 


COSTS. 


Dog Law, Violating, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


$7 39 


Drunkenness, 


10 


4 


1 


- 


5 


- 


- 


- 


221 99 


Embezzlement, . 


4: 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


1 


- 


578 42 


Forcible Entry and De- 




















tainer, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


148 37 


Forgery, . 


5 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


2 


- 


20 01 


Foi-nieation, 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


G 27 


Housebreaking, . 


2 


2 






_ 


- 




- 


28 72 


Indecent Exposure, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 




- 


10 86 


Keeping House of 111 




















rame. 


•J 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


197 50 


Larceny, 


46 


26 


4 


5 


11 


- 


- 


- 


1,287 11 


Larceny from Dwelling- 




















House, 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 


~ 


- 


- 


87 79 


Larceny from the Per- 




















son, .... 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


32 16 


Liquor Law, 


227 


76 


30 


12 


103 




6 




5,472 62 


Malicious Mischief, 


7 


4 


1 


2 


- 




- 


~ 


167 09 


Jilanslaugliter, 


2 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


491 23 


Murder, 


4 


- 


1 


1 


2 




- 


- 


536 15 


Nuisance, . 


9 


5 


- 


1 


3 


- 


- 


- 


270 42 


f)bstructing Engine, . 


2 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Obstructing Cars, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


207 26 


J'awnbroker, 


1 


1 


- 


.- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


23 79 


Profanity, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


10 20 


Kailroad Law, Violat- 




















ing, . . - . 


1 


— 


- 


- 


1 


— 


— 


— 


14 68 



30 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 
TABLE X.— Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFENCES. 


1 

o 

u 


a 
o 

o 

V 

o 
O 


"3 
< 


o 
Ph 
o 


ti 

s 
■5 

t 

ID 


S 

o 


1 


c » 

a" 


COSTS. 


Receiving Embezzled 




















Goods, 


3 


- 


- 


8 


- 


- 


- 


- 


!$194 28 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


3 


- 


- 


1 


2 


- 


- 


- 


73 88 


Rescue, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


10 62 


Riot, .... 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


516 79 


Road Law, Violating, . 


1 


- 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


27 63 


Robbery, . 


2 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


313 90 


Scire Facias, 


40 


29 


2 


- 


4 




- 


5 


136 42 


Shopbreaking, 


17 


13 


1 


1 


2 




- 


- 


477 97 


Spendthrift, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


16 47 


Sunday Law, Violating, 


3 


1 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


38 36 


Sureties of the Peace, 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


98 06 


Vagabond, . 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 40 


Totals, . 


516 


212 


57 


40 


193 


- 


9 


5 


$13,950 78 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 



31 



TABLE XL— WESTERN DISTRICT. 

[This District comprises the Counties of Hampden and Berkshire.] 
COUNTY OF HAMPDEN. 



OFFENCES. 


B 
O 

3 

O 
u 


o 

c 
o 


'3 
< 


o 

Pi 
o 


c 
■3 

s 

Pi 


n 
1 


•d 

< 

o 
"A 


■2.2 

3 Si 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, 


8 


4 


_ 


1 


_ 


3 


_ 


_ 


11,913 28 


Against the person, not 
feloniously, 


19 


4 


4 


3 


7 


1 


- 




424 49 


Against property, with 
violence, 


5 


4 


- 




1 


_ 


_ 


_ 


188 61 


Against property, -with- 
out violence, . 


18 


6 


2 


3 


3 


2 


_ 


2 


778 21 


Other offences, . 


199 


30 


11 


28 


103 


11 


8 


8 


3,184 10 


Totals, 


249 


48 


17 


35 


114 


17 


8 


10 


$6,488 69 



Table of Offences. 

Abortion, . 

Adultery, 

Assault and Battery, 

Assault on Officer, 

Assault with Danger- 
ous Weapon, . 

Assault with Intent to 
Kill, 

Bowling Alley, . 

Brawling, &c., 

Burglary, 

Burning Bam, . 



2 

5 

15 

4 



$111 07 

255 17 

348 83 

75 66 

84 19 

7 63 

6 67 

11 40 

188 61 

20 64 



32 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 

TABLE XL— Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFESCES. 


o 
o 


5 










•o 

y-> 


s 1 


COSTS. 


Common Drunkard, 


8 





- 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


.?178 30 


Conspiracy, 


1 




- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Contempt, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 




- 


2 88 


Disorderly House, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1 02 


Disturbing the Peace, . 


4 




- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 


81) 08 


Drunkenness, 


8 


3 




2 


3 


- 


- 




8G 21 


Embezzlement, . 


2 


1 




1 


~ 


- 


- 


- 


iin 75 


False Pretences, . 


2 


1 


- 


- 




1 


- 


- 


124 80 


Forgery, 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


1 


- 


Fornication, 


5 


2 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


1 


33 15 


Furnishing Liquor to 
Prisoner, . 


1 


1 


_ 


_ 


— 




_ 


_ 


10 25 


Hawking and Peddling, 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


4 


- 


- 


78 70 


Iveeping House of 111 




















Fame, 


3 


2 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


39 15 


Larceny, 


14 


4 


2 


2 


2 


2 


- 


2 


GOO 78 


I^arceny in a Building, 


2 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


150 79 


Lacivious Cohabitation, 


1 


- 


- 




- 


- 


- 


1 


05 83 


Li(pior Law, 


85 


8 


7 


11 


49 


2 


5 


3 


1,2.52 01 


Maintaining Lottery, . 


2 




-■ 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


]\Ialicious Burning, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Malicious Mischief, 


5 


- 


- 


- 


4 


1 


- 


- 


50 98 


Manslaughter, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Murder, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


1,035 21 


Neglect to repali- High- 
way, . . ■ . 


4 


- 


- 


- 


3 


1 


- 


- 


55 25 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. Q5. 
TABLE XI.— Continued. 



33 



OFFENCES. 


c 
_o 

o 

Ph 


c 
o 

o 


3 

'3 
< 


o 
u 

p- 

o 
'A 


c 
•S 


c 


< 
o 




COSTS. 


Nuisance, . 


23 


- 


- 


5 


15 


- 


3 


- 


172 98 


Obstructing Railroad, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


32 59 


Perjury, 


i 






1 


1 


2 


- 


- 


159 26 


Polygamy, . 


1 




- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


56 37 


Profanity, . 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


20 02 


Rape, .... 


3 


3 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


186 25 


Receiving Stolen Goods, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


96 69 


Scire Facias, 


18 


- 


4 


- 


12 




- 


2 


73 26 


Setting fire to Crackers, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 




- 


- 


- 


Sureties of the Peace, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


26 19 


Taking Horse without 




















leave. 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


74 32 


Totals, . 


249 


48 


17 


35 


114 


17 


8 


10 


16,488 69 



34 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE XIL— WESTERN BlSTmCT— Contimed. 
COUNTY OF BERKSHIRE. 



OFFENCES. 


a 
o 


c 
o 

5 


'3 




bo 


o 

•a 


"A 


a 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, . 

Against the person, not 
feloniously, 

Against property, with 
violence. 

Against property, with- 
out violence, . 

Other offences, . 


4 

21 

9 

17 
137 


3 

8 

8 

5 
18 


3 

14 


9 
1 

18 


2 

5 
65 


20 


- 


1 
2 

1 
2 


$275 33 

864 14 

248 13 

650 39 
3,602 69 


Totals, 


188 


42 


17 


31 


72 


20 


- 


6 


$5,640 68 


Table of Offences. 

Adultery, 

Assault and Battery, . 

Assault, Felonious, 

Assault with Danger- 
ous Weapon, . 

Attempt to Burn, 

Billiard Table, . 

Breaking Jail, 

Burglary, . 

Burning Barn, . 

Cheating, . 

Common Drunkard, . 


10 

21 

1 

1 

2 
2 
1 
9 
1 
2 

1 


6 
8 
1 

1 

8 

2 


1 

1 
1 


2 
9 

1 


1 
2 

1 

2 

1 


- 


- 


2 
1 


$369 25 

864 14 

44 23 

13 37 
52 21 
28 76 
5 62 
248 13 
18 14 
22 96 
47 29 



J 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 
TABLE XII.— Continued. 



3& 



OFFENCES. 


c 
a 

p 


o 


'5 
c 

< 


o 

p. 

o 




S 

o 
'A 


< 

o 
'A 




COSTS. 


Contempt, . 


7 


3 


- 


4 


- 


- 


- 


- 


$45 82 


Counterfeit Money, 




















Having, &o., . 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


35 85 


Disorderly House, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


2 82 


Escape from Officer, . 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


22 45 


Forgery, . 


3 


1 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


84 04 


Larceny, 


13 


5 


- 


3 


4 


- 




1 


555 51 


Liquor Law, 


58 


1 


9 


7 


39 


- 


- 


2 


1,627 43 


Malicious Burning, 


1 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


24 53 


Malicious Mischief, 


3 


2 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


53 91 


Manslaughter, 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 




- 


- 


176 34 


Neglect to repair High- 




















way, 


3 


- 


- 


- 


3 


- 


- 


- 


36 58 


Not Stated, 


20 


- 


- 


- 


- 


20 


- 


- 


723 61 


Nuisance, . 


8 


1 


- 


3 


4 


- 


- 


- 


200 33 


Perjury, 


2 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


163 41 


Presumption of Perjury, 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 


- 


- 


- 


2 90 


Rape, .... 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


41 39 


Rescue from Field- 




















driver, 


1 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


12 32 


Riot, . . .' . 


2 


2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


40 14 


Scire Facias, 


7 


1 


- 


1 


5 


- 


- 


- 


62 35 


Vagrant, 


1 


- 


- 


- 


1 


- 


- 


- 


14 90 


Totals, . 


188 


42 


17 


31 


72 


20 


- 


6 


$5,640 68 



36 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE XIIL—WESTERN BlSTmCT—Cotitinued. 

RECAPITULATION. 

Whole Number in the Western District. 



OFFENCES. 


s 


c 

c 
o 

o 


o" 


o 

•a 


ti 

c 

•3 


S 

o 
'A 


u 

< 


II 
Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, . 


12 


7 


- 


1 


- 


3 


- 


1 


^2,188 61 


Against the person, not 
feloniously. 


40 


12 


4 


12 


9 


1 


- 


2 


1,288 63 


Against property, with 
violence, . 


14 


12 


- 


1 


1 


- 


- 


- 


436 74 


Against property, with- 
out violence, . 


35 


11 


5 


6 


8 


2 


- 


3 


1,428 60 


Other offences, . 


336 


48 


25 


46 


168 


31 


8 


10 


6,786 79 


Totals, . 


437 


90 


34 


66 


186 


37 


8 


16 


112,129 37 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. Qo. 



37 



TABLE XIV.— NORTH-WESTERN DISTRICT. 

[This District comprises the Counties of Hampshire and Franklin.] 
COUNTY OF HAMPSHIRE. 



OFFENCES. 


s 

o 


c 

s 




r3 

p 

o 
t?5 


■3 
c 


o 

'A 


c 

<; 

o 

'A 


« . 
c JJ 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, . 

Against the person, not 
feloniously, 

Against property, with 
violence, . 

Against property, with- 
out violence, . 

Other offences, . 


11 

39 
122 


o 

8 
16 


1 

2 
8 


1 

5 
33 


7 

IS 
53 


5 
10 


- 


1 

2 


$157 83 
261 91 

534 12 

1,776 08 


Totals, . 


175 


26 


11 


39 


78 


18 


- 


3 


,|2,729 94 


Table of Offences. 
Adultery, . 

Arson, 

Assault, 

Assault and Battery, . 

Assault with Intent to 
Maim, 

Auctioneer, no License, 

Cheating, . 

Common Drunkard, . 

Conspiracy to break 
Jail, 


o 
3 

10 
1 

3 

1 

1 
2 

4 


1 

2 

_ 


1 


1 

1 


2 
6 

1 

2 
4 


1 
1 
3 

1 


- 


- 


!$05 29 
39 20 

239 72 
22 19 

157 83 

6 40 

32 19 

3 05 

10 75 



38 



ATTORNEY-GENEKAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE XIV.— Continued. 



OFFESCES. 


1 

p 




5 


& 


I 

Ph 

o 

'A 


tJs 

5 


o 


o 




COSTS. 


Contempt, . 
Disorderly House, 
Disturbing tlie Peace, . 
Drunkenness, 
False Pretences, . 
Keeping Gaming-house, 
Larceny, 
Lewdness, . 
Liquor Law, 
Malicious Trespass, 
Nuisance, . 
Scire Facias, 


8 
4 
2 

3 
1 

2 

30 

1 

75 
7 
7 
o 


• 1 

8 

12 
o 


1 
1 

2 
6 


7 

2 

2 

1 

5 
1 

16 
3 


1 

16 

38 
3 
3 

2 


2 

1 
4 

2 

1 

2 


- 


1 
1 

1 


125 58 

160 62 
94 97 
30 72 

134 00 
13 87 

494 92 

10 35 

1,108 91 

49 86 

29 52 


Totals, . 


175 


26 


11 


39 


78 


18 


- 


3 


^2,729 94 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 



39 



TABLE Xy.— NORTH-WESTERN DISTRICT— Continued. 
COUNTY OF FRANKLIN. 



OFFENCES. 


3 


.2 

o 
Q 


"a 

< 


•p 
2 

o 


'■3 
« 


o 


< 

o 


■c c 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously. 

Against the person, not 
feloniously. 

Against property, with 
violence, . 

Against property, with- 
out violence, . 

Other offences, . 


2 
6 

10 
53 


2 
1 

4 

7 


1 

2 


1 

2 
13 


3 

2 
25 


1 
1 

2 


_ 


4 


!g333 78 

281 17 

316 89 
1,716 41 


Totals, . 


71 


14 


3 


16 


30 


4 


- 


4 


^2,648 25 


Table of Offences. 
Adultery, . 

Assault and Battery, . 

Breaking Jail, 

Drunkenness, 

Embezzlement, . 

Larceny, 

Larceny in a Building, 

Liquor Law, 

Malicious Burning, 

Manslaughter, 

Neglect to keep High 
School, . 


3 
6 

34 


2 

1 

3 

1 
4 

1 


2 
1 


1 

2 
9 


3 

1 
1 
1 
2 

15 

1 


1 
1 

1 


- 


4 


§139 61 
281 17 

75 88 

37 79 
238 28 

31 80 
1,144 08 

46 81 
235 83 

20 43 



40 



ATTORNEY-GENERIL'S REPORT. 
TABLE XV.— Continued. 



[Feb. 



OFFKNCES. 


1 
1 


o 
o 


'3 
< 


2 


to 

c 
'-3 
c 
o 

e-( 

CO 


o 




|i 

a o 




COSTS. 


Nuisance, . 

Perjury, 

Polygamy, . 

Rape, .... 

Scire Facias, 

Selling Mortgaged Pro- 
perty, 


O 


1 
1 


- 


3 

1 


4 

1 
1 


1 


- 


- 


1128 88 

92 12 

97 95 

4 15 

73 47 


Totals, . 


71 


14 


3 


16 


30 


4 


- 


4 


$2,648 25 



1858.] 



HOUSE— No. 65. 



41 



TABLE XVI.— NORTH-WESTERN DISTRICT— Contiriued. 
RECAPITULATION. 

Whole number in the North- Western District. 



OFFENCES. 


c 

_o 

2 

Ah 


c 
o 

o 


=3 


■p 

2 

o 

'A 


to 

c 


o 

"A 


t 
< 

o 
'A 


Q 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 
loniously, 

Against the person, not 
feloniously, 

Against property, with 
violence, . 

Against property, with- 
out violence, . 

Other Offences, . 


5 

17 

49 
175 


4 

1 

12 
23 


1 

3 
10 


2 

7 
46 


10 

20 

78 


4 

6 
12 


- 


1 

6 


$491 61 
543 08 

851 01 
3,492 49 


Totals, 


246 


40 


14 


55 


108 


22 


- 


7 


$5,378 19 



42 



ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. 



[Feb. 



TABLE XVIL, 

Showing- the whole amount of Criminal Business in the 
Commonwealth. 



OFFENCES. 


p 

Ph 


3 
o 


a- 
< 


I 

o 


to 
c 

c 


S 

o 


'6 
o 


c 9- 
o 2 

Go 

ft 


COSTS. 


Against the person, fe- 




















loniously, . 


103 


40 


11 


10 


20 


19 


1 


2 


^8.460 23 


Against the person, not 




















feloniously, 


611 


232 


63 


64 


193 


40 


2 


17 


14,255 17 


Against property, with 
violence, . 


335 


214 


28 


10 


64 


13 


1 


5 


10,643 42 


Against property, with- 
out violence, . 


691 


339 


67 


50 


160 


64 


1 


13 


20,623 48 


Other offences, . 


3217 


928 


238 


396 


1071 


460 


60 


64 


71,224 87 


Totals, . 


4960 


1753 


407 


530 


1508 


596 


65 


101 


^125,207 17 



CASES 

Argued and Conducted hy the Attorney- General since last Annual 

Report. 

COUNTY OF SUFFOLK. 

Commonwealtli v. James Fox. Murder of Mary Fox. Jury trial. 
Verdict — Guilty of Manslaughter. Sentence — 12 years State Prison. 

Commonwealth v. James Magee. Murder of Galen C. Walker, 
Deputy-Warden State Prison. First trial March 30 and 31, April 1 
and 2. Jury disagreed. Second trial April 7 and 8. Verdict — 
Guilty. April 7. Sentence — Death. 

Commonwealth v. Charles D. Cater. Miirder of Solon H. Tenney, 
Warden State Prison. Jury trial April 2, 3, and 4. Verdict — Guilty. 
April 11. Sentence — Death. 

Commonwealth v. David Merrill. Murder of Catharine M. Merrill. 
Continued on motion of prisoner's counsel to take testimony under a 
commission. 

Commonwealth v. Winslow Eddy. Murder of Jane Eddy. Ver- 
dict — Guilty. January 6. Sentence — Death. 

Patrick Garvey v. Commonwealth. Same v. same. Same v. same. 
Three writs of error to reverse sentences of C. C. P. in Middlesex, on 
complaints for violation of the Liquor Law. Argued. Judgments 
reversed. 

Commonwealth v. Robert Archibald. Assault on Officer. Excep- 
tions from Municipal Court. Exceptions waived and remitted to M. 
C. for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Richard Rea. Exceptions from Municipal Court, 
Exceptions waived. Remitted to M. C. for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Hugh Tivnon and James Johnson. Unlawful pos- 
session of lurglars' tools and rinplements. Exceptions from Municipal 
Court. Argued. Exceptions sustained. Remitted to M. C. for new 
trial. 

Commonwealth v. William H Russell. Liquor Lmo. Exceptions 
from Municipal Court. Exceptions waived. Remitted to M. C. for 
sentence. 

Commonwealth v. James Lynch, Violation of Sunday Laio. Ex- 
ceptions from Municipal Court. Argued. Exceptions overruled. 
Remitted to M. C. for sentence. 



44 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

^"' 

Commonwealtli ?'. George Tolliver. Assault, 8fC. Exceptions from 
Municipal Court. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to M. 
C. for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. William S. Tuckerman. Embezzlement. Excep- 
tions from Municipal Court. Argued by District-Attorney Cooley. 
Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth by Bank Commissioners v. the Holyoke Bank. In- 
formation for Injunction. Injunction granted. 

Commonwealth by Bank Commissioners v. the Western Bank. In- 
formation for Injunction. Injunction granted. 

Commonwealth by Insurance Commissioners v. the Appleton Insur- 
ance Company. Information for Injunction. Injunction granted. 

COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX. 

In re Joseph Kurd's will. Appeared by direction of the Legisla- 
ture before the Probate Court. Entered an appeal from the decree 
approving the will, in the Supreme Judicial Court. 

Commonwealth v. Abner M. Nutting. Murder of David Roach. 
Jury trial. Verdict — Guilty of Manslaughter. Sentence — 7 years 
State Prison. 

Commonwealth v. Cornelius Durgan and Patrick Ryan. Murder 
of John Flynn. Plea Guilty of Manslaughter. Accepted. Sen- 
tence — Ryan 7 years, Durgan 5 years State Prison. 

In re Fitchburg Railroad and Warren Bridge. Coram. Hon. J. 
G. Abbott, referee under Act of 1857, chap. 124. Hearing attended 
. by J. Q. A. Griffin on behalf of the Commonwealth. Award returned 
and filed in the Treasurer's office. 

Commonwealth v. Samuel C. Knights. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from Court Common Pleas. Overruled and remitted to C. C. P. for 
sentence. 

Commonwealth v. John Flanigan, appellant. Liquor Laio. Excep- 
tions from C. C. P. Death of defendant suggested. 

Commonwealth v. George K. Austin. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. William H. Armstrong. Liquor Law. Excep- 
tions from C. C. P. Exceptions OA-erruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Isaac Lawrence. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Christian Brenner. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Ann Hay. Liquor Law. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 



1858.] HOUSE— No. 65. 45 

Commonwealth v. James E. Simmons. Assault, 8fC. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Charles W. Wallace. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C- P. 

Commonwealth v. Stephen Castles. Cheating hy False Pretences. 
Exceptions from C. C. P. Argued and continued for advisement. 

Commonwealth v. Kelly, on Sci. Fac. Continued nisi. 

Commonwealth v, Harriet Barheight, Larceny. Exceptions from 
C, C, P. Exceptions sustained and judgment arrested. 

Commonwealth v. William H. Hunting. Liquor Law. Excep- 
tions from C. C. P. Exceptions waived. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Ethan A. Crawford. Billiard Law. Exceptions 
from C C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P, 

Commonwealth v. same. Liquor Laio. Exceptions from C. C. P. 
Argued and continued for advisement. 

Commonwealth v. same. Liquor Law. Exceptions from C. C. P. 
Verdict set aside by consent. 

Commonwealth v. Thomas Woods, Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Patrick Hardiman. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions sustained. Remitted to C. C. P, 

Commonwealth v. Thomas Burns. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C, C, P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C, P. 

Commonwealth v. William Hall. Abduction. Exceptions from C_ 
C. P. Continued nisi. 

Commonwealth v. Monroe Thompson. Larceny. Exceptions from 
C. C, P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C, P. 

Commonwealth i', Samuel S, Gibson, Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions waived. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealths, same. Liquor- Law. Exceptions from C. C. P. 
Exceptions waived. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. John Briggs. Breaking and Entering. Excep- 
tions from C. C. P. Exceptions waived. Remitted to C, C, P. 

Commonwealth v. same. Arson. Exceptions from C. C. P. Ex- 
ceptions waived. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Michael Dacey. Larceny. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions sustained by consent. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. John B, Smith. Larceny. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Exceptions waived. Remitted to C. C, P, 

Commonwealth v. Gideon H, Nason. Cheating hy False Pretences. 
Exceptions from C. C. P. Argued, and continued for advisement. 

Commonwealth v. John Ward. Liquor Law. Exception from C. 
C, P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P, 



46 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

Commonwealtli v. John Monahan. Perjury. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealtli v. Stephen Castles. Forgery. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Argued, and continued for advisement. 

Commonwealth v. Andrew Fairy. Liquor Laio. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions waived. Ptemitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. John Coffee. Larceny. Exceptions from C. C. 
P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. William Howe and als. Larceny. Exceptions 
from C. C, P. Exceptions sustained. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. same. Larceny. Exceptions from C. C. P. 
Exceptions sustained. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Alexander McKinney. Larceny. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. same. Larceny. Exceptions from C. C. P. 
Exceptions sustained by consent. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Essex Company. Nuisance. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Continued nisi. 

Commonwealth v. John Erving. Liquor Law. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Thomas Ryan. Liquor Laio. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Peter Prius and Averana Avandes. Conspiracy. 
Exceptions from C. C. P. Exceptions sustained. Remitted to C. 
C. P. 

COUKXT or BEKKSHIRE. 

Commonwealth v. Patrick Hines. Assault., S^'C. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions waived. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Pierce 0"Connell. Liquor Laio. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Argued. Continued nisi for advisement. 

Commonwealth v. Albert Burton. Violation Billiard Laiv. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. P. Argued. Continued nisi for advisement. 

Commonwealth v. William Lyons. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Catharine Smeedy. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Ann Bills. Nuisance. Exceptions from C. C. 
P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth z'. Morris Lakey. Nuisance. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Argued. Exceptions sustained. Remitted to C. C. P. 



1858.] HOUSE— No. 65. 47 

Commonwealfh v. same. Liquor Law. Exceptions from C. C. P. 
Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. William Waldron. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Excep1;ions waived. Remitted to C. C, P. 

Commonwealth v. Morgan Farrell. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. John Byce. Larceny. Exceptions from C. C. P. 
Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Curtis Pomeroy and als. Liquor Law. Excep- 
tions from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to 

c. c. p. 

Commonwealth v. David S. Thomas. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Inhabitants of Dracut. Civil suit upon the Pau- 
per Law. Argued by H. L. Dawes, Esq., for the Commonwealth. 
Exceptions overruled. Judgment for Commonwealth. 

COUNTY OF HAMPSHIEE. 

Commonwealth v. Thomas Timothy. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth v. same. Liquor Laiv. Exceptions from C. C. P. 
Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth ik Michael O'Connor. Liquor Laio. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Alexander Maher. Larceny in shop. Excep- 
tions from C. C. P. Motion in arrest overruled. Defendant to be 
sentenced for simple larceny. 

Commonwealth v. Lewis Harris. Larceny. Exceptions from C. C. 
P. Argued on demurrer to special plea in bar. Continued for ad- 
visement. 

COUNTY OF HAMPDEN. 

Commonwealth i\ Margaret Stebbins. Larceny. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Ethan B. Colton. Violation Sunday Law. Ex- 
ceptions from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Patrick O'Brien. Disorderly House. Excep- 
tions from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Luther M. King. Arson. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. George H. Miller. Bi'unkenness. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Continued for advisement. 



48 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

Commonwealtli v. William Wilson. Liquor Laio. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Verdict set aside by consent. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Patrick Fogerly and als. Rape. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealtli v. Byron Dodge and al. Larceny. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Continued nisi for advisement. 



COUNTY OF FKANKLIN. 

Commonwealth v. Nora Burns. Liquor Law. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. same. Liquor Law. Exceptions from C. C. P, 
Nol Pros. 

In consequence of my inability to be present during the sitting of 
the Court at Northampton, the cases on this law docket were con- 
ducted and argued by D. W. Alvord, Esq., District- Attorney. 

COUNTY OF WOKCESTEK. 

Commonwealth ??. John Glynn. Murder o{ Peter Naughton, Jury 
trial. Verdict not Guilty. 

Commonwealth v. same. Murder of Mary Naughton. Nol. Pros. 

Commonwealth v. Gottfried Rederman. Murder of Samuel Flash- 
man. Plea — Guilty of Manslaughter. Accepted. Sentence — 2 years 
House of Correction. 

Commonwealth v. Samuel Gleason, Infanticide. Prisoner dis- 
charged on his own recognizance. Continued. 

Commonwealth v. Lucina A. Ransom. Murder of Frederick E. 
Williams. Nol. Pros. 

Commonwealth v. John Nason, Liquor Lata. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Verdict set aside by consent. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth w. Michael Clarkson. Liquor Law. Same z'. same. 
Exceptions from C. C. P. Submitted on the papers. Exceptions 
overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Dan Riley. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions sustained. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Edwin Willis. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Remitted to C. C. P. by consent. 

Commonwealth v. James O'Brien. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Charles Gillon. Liquor Law. Same v. same. 
Same v. same. Exceptions from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions over- 
ruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 



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Commonwealth v. Frederick T. Holden. Larceny. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Thomas A. Conant. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. 
C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Dorace Young. Emhezzlement. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions sustained. Remitted to C. C. P. 

COUNTY OF NORFOLK. 

Commonwealth zj. City of Roxbury. Information by Attorney-Gen- 
eral for Intrusion. Ex Relatione Back Bay Commissioners. For 
argument on Report of Referee. Continued nisi for argument. 

Commonwealth v. Certain Intoxicating Liquors. Under seizure 
clause of Liquor Law. Conducted by the District- Attorney. 

Commonwealth v. Henry C. Thayer. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions waived, and remitted to C. C. P. for sen- 
tence. 

COUNTY OF BRISTOL. 

Commonwealth v. Isaac S. Allen. Arson. Exceptions from C. C. 
P. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. for sentence, upon 
Nol. Pros, of aggravation of curtilage. 

Commonwealth v. Daniel Leonard. Liquor Law. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Submitted on points. Exceptions overruled, and re- 
mitted to C. C. P. for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Martin Hoye. Nuisance. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. for 
sentence. 

Commonwealth ?'. Patrick McCaughey. Nuisance. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions sustained. 

Commonwealth v. Horatio Lincoln. Liquor Laio. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. for 
sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Ann Noble. Nuisance. Exceptions from C. C. 
P. Exceptions sustained by consent. 

Commonwealth v. William McGough. Common Drunkard. Same 
V. same. Exceptions from C. C. P. Exceptions sustained by con- 
sent. 

Commonwealth v. Peter E. Dunbar. Nuisance. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Argued. Continued nisi. 

Commonwealths. Thomas Rogers. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Argued. Continued nisi. 
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50 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REPORT. [Feb. 

Common wealth v. Oscar M. Brooks. Malicious Mischief. Excep- 
tions from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to 
C. C. P. for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Michael Kelley. Nuisance. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. for 
sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Andrew Leddy. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Death of defendant suggested. 

Commonwealth v. Michael Burns. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. for 
sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Jahez T. Nye. Nuisa7ice. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. for 
sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Edward France. Nuisance. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. for 
sentence. 

Commonwealth ?>. James Keefe. Nuisan'ce. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C, C. P. for 
sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Frederick Soule and al. Malicious Mischief. 
Exceptions from C. C. P. Argued. Continued nisi for advisement. 

Commonwealth v. William Barrett. Liquor Law. Same v. same. 
Liquor Law. Same v. same. Nuisance. Exceptions from C. C. P. 
Argued. Exce])tions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. for sentence. 

Commonwealth v. Joshua Dean. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. 

COUNTY OF ESSEX. 

Commonwealth by Bank Commissioners v. Salem Savings Bank. 
Information filed by Attorney-General. Injunction made perpetual. 

Commonwealth v. Francis Lang, Jr. Assault, ^c. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth v. John Flynn. Liquor Laio. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Exceptions sustained by consent. 

Commonwealth v. Francis Curtis. Unlawful Fishing. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Exceptions sustained by consent. 

Commonwealth v. John Doherty. Liquor Law. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions waived, and remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. Joseph Watson. Liquor Laio. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions sustained by consent. 



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Commonwealth, v. John Farrar. Liquor Laio. Exceptions from C. 
C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. Remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth, v. Michael Collins. Liquor Laiv. Exceptions from 
C. C. P. Exceptions sustained by consent. 

Commonwealth v. Charles W. Buxton. Nuisance. Exceptions 
from C. C. P. Argued. Exceptions overruled. 

Commonwealth v. Stephen T. Snow. Same v. Henry Murphy. 
Same v. Michael Fitzgerald. Same v. Mary Burns. Same v. same. 
Same v. Josiah Herrick. Same v. Michael Carney. Same v. T. 0. 
Riley. Same v. Warren Brickett. Same v. John Havey. Same v. 
Curtis C. Dearborn. Same v. George W. French. Same v. Mark 
Dockerty. Same v. Paine M. Davis and al. Same v. Hugh Rafferty. 
Liquor Law. Fifteen cases of Exceptions to the Rulings of the Court 
of Common Pleas upon the Constitutionality of the Liquor Law. 
Argued together. Exceptions overruled, and remitted to C. C. P. 

Commonwealth v. John Rock and al. Same v. Edson L. Littlefield. 
Same w. John Reed. Same v. Lawrence Brown. Same «. John Page. 
Same v. Hewitt C. Tucker. Same v. Jonathan Sargent. Liquor Law. 
Seven cases of Exceptions to the Rulings of the Court of Common 
Pleas upon the Constitutionality of the Liquor Law, and the course of 
proceeding under the Act concerning the rights and duties of Jurors. 
Argued together. Exceptions overruled. 

SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Commonwealth of Massachusettts v. the State of Rhode Island &c. 
In Equity. Order limiting time to take testimony and making sur- 
veys, &c. Renewed, and case continued. 

All which is respectfully submitted. 

JOHN H. CLIFFORD, Attorney-General. 
January 1, 1858.