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The Daily Dispatch: January 30, 1861., [Electronic resource], Repeal of the
Rhode Island Personal Liberty bill. (search)
Trifling with Firearms. --Newton Tucker, a student at Chalmers Institute, Holley Springs, Miss., was shot, and killed by a schoolmate named Johnson, on the 15th inst. They were going through military drill with a gun they thought unloaded. Johnson pointed the gun at his companion, who gave the command, " ready, aim, fire;" and fell dead with a bullet through the heart.