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Tragic affair. --The N. O. Delta gives an account of a deplorable affair at Lake Providence, Louisiana: Mr. Thomas C. Scarborough, a citizen of that place, was shot and doubtless killed by Mr. Abram Bass, a planter. It seems that Bass, while under the influence of intoxication, ordered his wife to leave their common home; she did so, and went to the house of Mr. Scarborough, one of her husband's most intimate friends. Bass subsequently proceeded, at night, to the same house, and calling for Mr. Scarborough, demanded to know if the latter was "harboring his wife. " Some words ensued, during which a pistol went off accidentally in Mr. B's pocket. Mr. Scarborough then turned to go into the house, with the remark that if Mr. B. would wait, he would bring a candle and conduct him to his wife's room. It would seem that about this moment Mr. Bass drew a pistol and shot at Mr. Scarborough. The ball struck Mr. S. in the back of the head, and came out in the temple. The wife of