Attempt to cross the lines.
--Dr. John Cooley
was committed to Castle Thunder on Saturday, charged with attempting to cross our lines into Yankee land.
is a native and resident of this city.
On Friday morning, he managed, by some means, to get on the Fredericksburg
train at the depot on Broad street, without obtaining a passport, and reached Milford station
before his delinquency was discovered and he put under arrest.
A short while after the train left Milford
, on its return to Richmond
with the prisoner on board, he borrowed a pocket-knife from a gentleman sitting by, and with it stabbed himself in the left breast before any one present had the slightest intimation of his intention.
The wound is not considered a dangerous one, though from loss of blood at the time he fainted in the car. Dr. Cooley
was an assistant surgeon in one of the hospitals in this city.