Afloat and ashore.
, who, some weeks since, came nigh causing the neath of a fellow soldier, named Wm. Douglas
, by ripping open his bowels at Maurice Dennis
's liquor shop, near the Central
depot, was carried before the Mayor
yesterday for examination.
, having made friends with the accused, materially softened his evidence, so the Mayor
concluded to send the criminal before Gen. Winder
, commanding one department of Henrico, to be disposed of according to military rule.
The General, on the representation of Douglas
, discharged Maguire
and, intending to send him away his morning, granted him a furlough for a few hours.
He overstayed the time, and being, as he said, afraid to go back, got beastly drunk, and was found by the police about 5 o'clock yesterday evening, just after he had fallen down on a rock near the Scale House
, 1st Market, and made an extensive excavation in his forehead.
He was bloody and dirty, and the officers locked him up. While they were carrying him to the cage, a man made his appearance and charged Maguire
with having first abused him and then made an attempt to ke his watch.