Sad result of a duel in play.
--We are informed that on Saturday, two youths, one named Richard Dunlop
, son of James Dunlop
, the other Thomas Anderson
, son of the late Frederick Anderson
, instigated by a negro boy belonging to Dr. Coleman
, fought a duel in play, the negro acting as second.
By his direction, after stepping off ten paces, they turned and fired — young Anderson
having a five-shooter and young Dunlop
a pocket pistol.
The latter fired first and missed, Anderson
's pistol was then discharged, the ball entering his companion's stomach, just above the navel.
A gentleman who came by the scene of combat conveyed young Dunlop
home, where he now lies in a very dangerous condition, Dr. Snead
having yesterday probed to the depth of over two inches, and found no traces of the ball.
The lads were warm personal friends, aged — Anderson
10, and Dunlop
11 years. The little fellows shewed pluck in standing up to be shot at, but it is hardly probable they could have imagined what was to be the termination of their intended ‘ "harmless sport."’