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Arrests. --The police yesterday arrested John Dowdy for reeling about the streets while intoxicated, and Luther McBain, a crazy person, found flourishing a sword in a crowd of persons at the Exchange Hotel.
The Daily Dispatch: December 16, 1861., [Electronic resource], A Biographical sketch of Marble Nash Taylor. (search)
he 4th Louisiana Battalion were passing in company along Main street, between 23d and 24th, when, from some cause at present unknown, one of them thrust a knife into the other's breast, inflicting a severe wound. The injured man, whose name is John Dowdy, was conveyed to one of the hospitals in the vicinity; and information of the occurrence having been communicated to Capt. Gibbes, of the Government prisons, he caused the arrest of the soldier who committed the deed, and he was handed over to in the vicinity; and information of the occurrence having been communicated to Capt. Gibbes, of the Government prisons, he caused the arrest of the soldier who committed the deed, and he was handed over to Officers Seal and Perdue, of the city police. He gave his name as Zach. Burnett. It was reported yesterday morning that Dowdy was dead, but on inquiry last evening we learned that he was in an improving condition. The case will probably undergo investigation to-day at the Mayor's Court.
stabbing. --Zachariah Burnett, a soldier, belonging to the 4th Louisiana battalion, was arraigned before the Mayor yesterday on the charge of stabbing a fellow soldier named John Dowdy. The affair occurred on Main street, between 23d and 24th, on Saturday afternoon. The parties were friends, but had been drinking freely, and got into a quarrel, the nature of which it would be difficult to explain. Burnett admits that he committed the act, but is unable himself to account for it, since tabbing a fellow soldier named John Dowdy. The affair occurred on Main street, between 23d and 24th, on Saturday afternoon. The parties were friends, but had been drinking freely, and got into a quarrel, the nature of which it would be difficult to explain. Burnett admits that he committed the act, but is unable himself to account for it, since there was no previous animosity between them. Dowdy's attending physician said the wound was not dangerous. The case was continued to the 23d inst.
Police matters. --The list of cases on the Mayor's book yesterday was smaller than usual on Monday morning. Several topers, who had commenced their Christmas debauch in advance, were let off at the watch-house. The case of Zachariah Burnett, a soldier, arrested last week for stabbing a comrade, named John Dowdy, was called by the Mayor, when it was stated that the wounded man had left the hospital and could not be found. A further continuance was ordered.--John Murphy and Thomas Smith were arrested on Saturday night while engaged in a personal combat near the Dock. The watchman stated that they were settling a misunderstanding by a "friendly fight," and quietly yielded to his interference. They were discharged.-- Wm. Kidd, upon whom the alcoholic fever raged so violently as to instigate him to attempt to shoot a watchman, was required to give security in $150 to keep the peace.-- Thos. Bradford was fined $20 for keeping his bar-room open after 10 o'clock at night. Sam, s
Disposed of. --Zacariah Burnett, a soldier, who has been under arrest for some days for stabbing a comrade named John Dowdy, was yesterday placed in Gen. Winder's custody, for the purpose of being sent to his battalion. Dowdy has kept out of the way ever since his recovery. Disposed of. --Zacariah Burnett, a soldier, who has been under arrest for some days for stabbing a comrade named John Dowdy, was yesterday placed in Gen. Winder's custody, for the purpose of being sent to his battalion. Dowdy has kept out of the way ever since his recovery.
The Justices composing the Hustings Court, Recorder Caskie presiding, commenced their June term yesterday, and disposed of several criminal as well as civil cases. We append them as follows: George W. Farrell, robbing Jas C. Hunt of $200 in money, was heard and remanded for final trial before Judge Lyons. John Scott and John Dowdy, robbing Jas T Oliver of a gold watch and other articles, heard and sent on. Wm J Walker, stealing an overcoat of Edward Boyle, heard and sent on. John Doyle, stealing $150 from Jno C Hughes, heard and sent on. Chas Aury, breaking into Charles E Kent's factory and stealing 49 boxes of tobacco and one barrel of sugar; sent on. James Burke, stealing clothing valued at $50, from Jas E Levy, sent on Clinton James, free negro, selling liquor to be drunk at the place where sold, fined $60 and costs. John Cassello, stealing $37 from Pleasant M Bowley, was tried and acquitted.