"The devil you didn't, " I replied.
I went up to Gray; he was not then quite dead.
John Reagan, of Mobile, a discharged soldier, deposed: Was about fifteen feet off; saw Short come along with a musket.
Soon Gray came along the sidewalk, in front of Brown & Peasley's. Short cried "halt." Gray didn't seem to hear him, and kept on. Short then shot at him. Gray jumped up and fell dead.
When I asked Short what he did it for, he said he did not know his gun was loaded.
George Washington Todd deposed: Was making my marketing this morning, and had advanced to the vicinity of the vegetable department, nearly opposite to Messrs. Brown & Peasley's. Heard Short cry "hait." Deceased appeared unwell, apparently just out of the hospital, and more in want of the morning air than any other thing.
He turned around, seemed to smile, and kept on. Short raised his musket (here witness illustrated the manner of the murder by means of his cane,) and fired.
He shot him as deliberately a