The late shooting affair.
--The soldier, G. W. Bowman
, charged with feloniously shooting a comrade named Wm. D. Wilson
, on Main street, Tuesday evening, was before the Mayor
yesterday for an examination, which it was found necessary to postpone in consequence of the absence of a material witness.
The accused was sent to jail to await the result of the wound inflicted on Wilson
, which is said to be of such a serious character as to lead to the idea of his early dissolution.
was carried, after being shot, to the Infirmary, lately established at the new city Alms House
Both of the parties are said to have been drunk at the time the affair happened.
They belonged to a company of Kentuckians, now in camp here.
We would suggest to those soldiers who are so prone to use their knives, pistols and other weapons on their friends, that there are Hessians in our mountains and on our plains who can be shot at without dishonor, who can be killed with credit, and who ought to be annihilated with expedition.
Let those belligerents who find it so difficult to repress their martial ardor that they must needs make our streets the theatre of their shooting and stabbing exploits, and see legitimate game in drunken friends, his to the mountains, where ‘"there is work enough, a plenty for every man to do."’