Proceedings in the Courts.
Mayor's Court, Sept. 25th, 1862.
, charged with stabbing John Booth
, was examined this morning.
These two men when returning from market, met a man with a canteen of whiskey, which they drank.--Going down Jail alley they got into a playful tussle, (according to Booth
's account,) and getting apart again, Nowland
pulled out a knife and stabbed Booth
Several witnesses testified that Booth
was choking Nowland
, when they saw them, and the latter afterward stabbed him, exclaiming: ‘"Jack I'm going to kill you."’ Nowland
was remanded for examination before the Hustings Court, on the 30th inst., and in the meantime security is required for his good behavior.
, a free boy, for stealing $40 worth of bed-clothes and dresses from Harman Chandler
and Mrs. Paine
, was ordered thirty-nine lashes, and was retained to answer an indictment for remaining in the Commonwealth
contrary to law.
Joe, slave of Rev. Goe
, was ordered twenty lashes for using indecent language in public.
Hustings Court, yesterday.
, a wounded soldier, was tried for stealing several watches and a sum of money, and acquitted.
James M. Taylor
, another soldier, indicted for stealing a gold watch from John S. Bowyer
, on the 18th of last May, was convicted, and his punishment ascertained at one year's confinement in the Penitentiary.
He was, however, recommended to the clemency of the Executive
, whose trial was noticed day before yesterday, was acquitted.
meets this morning at 10 o'clock.