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Felonious shooting.

--A case of shooting occurred yesterday evening about four o'clock, on Main street, nearly opppsite Dickinson's hat store. The party shot (who received a ball from a Colt's pistol in his breast and is not expected to survive) is named Wm. D. Wilson; the perpetrator of the act, Geo. W. Bowman, was locked up in the cage by officer Bibb to await an examination before the Mayor. One account represents the act to have been wholly unjustifiable; another, that the wounded man was advancing on the other with a drawn knife. Both parties, if we hear aright, are soldiers. Bowman, it seems, had been sent after Wilson to carry him to camp. The latter retreated into the street, and being drunk, fell down, when a bystander seized his musket. He arose and was coming towards the other party when the shooting took place. If the shooting was done ‘"according to law."’ it can, no doubt, be made to appear so. It is, however, high time the shooting and stabbing business was put a stop to. This remark is adventured on behalf of law and decency.--Wilson, who Dr. Peachy thinks will die, was carried to the hospital.

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