Norfolk Landmark, September 23, 1885

Trial of Dr. Pitts -- Nothing Done.

Moral -- Murder

Yesterday court convened at 10 o'clock and Sheriff Lesner brought in the following new panel of jurors, from which to select the additional five required for the trial of the case of the Commonwealth vs. John D. Pitts: Luther Etheridge, Thomas W. Butt, Lemuel McLean, Ira Armstrong, Samuel A. Etheredge, J. B. Ferrett, G. F. Grinalds, J. G. DeBaum, R. B. Wilson, J. G. Mullins, C. Miller, Thomas Pagett, Jules Russel, John Berry, Parke Poindexter, and R. Bohlkin

The prisoner was brought into court in charge of the deputy sheriff and placed in the box. When the court opened Mr. James G. Holladay arose and stated that the Hon. John Neely, the counsel of the defense, was detained at home by illness, and attack of bilious colic, and asked that the case be continued until this morning, when Mr. Neely hoped to be present. After a short discussion between Mr. Holladay and Capt. Parker, the Commonwealth's Attorney, the continuance was granted, and the court adjourned to this morning at 10 o'clock. No messenger was sent to Tangier Island on Monday night after Captain George Thomas, and he will not be here to testify in person.

Norfolk Landmark
Norfolk, Virginia
September 23, 1885