--A beetle-browed individual, named Benj. Read
, was carried before the Mayor
yesterday morning for feloneously cutting, stabbing, and wounding, William . J. Somerville
, with intent to maim, disable, disfigure, and kill him. The affair occurred Tuesday night. Somerville
first struck Read a blow with his fist, which the latter returned by ripping open his bowels with a knife and making some ugly gashes about the shoulder At this juncture Somerville
fell from loss of blood, and the watchmen making their appearance at the instant, carried Read to the lock up. A woman was at the bottom of the whole difficulty — a little piece of feminine mischief, called Mrs. Evans
, was fancied by both parties.
Read was the longest ‘"lover,"’ Somerville
having been liberated from the penitentiary only some few months since.
The latter feared Read would get the inside track of him and tried to scare him off, with the result above related.
The woman who caused the muse fondled around the prisoner (Read) yesterday like a sick kitten to a pan of milk.
She is, however, another man's wife, and we should judge a rather poor specimen of constancy.
Read was committed until the 21st, at which time he will be examined, if Somerville
, the ex-Custom-House robber, don't die in the mean time.