Louisville, August 6
--Two of General Roussean
's redoubtable Hessian privates straggling among some of his former companions on the levee on yesterday, got into one of their very common scrapes.
One of these Hessians drew a pistol on Mr. Small
, of the firm of Hite
A bystander made the Hessian swallow a tooth or two.
The only regretted serious injury which has recently happened here occurred to Edward Crutchfield
, a well-known and estimable citizen of this county.
When the late contest in this State was the most animated, Mr. Crutchfield
hurrahs, with loud voice, for ‘"Jeff Davis
."’ He was insulted and threatened, but he hurrahed again, when pistols were drawn.
But his friends prevented any injury to him at that time.
Yesterday Mr. Crutchfield
came to the city again, and was alone in the reception room of the Gal House, when a party of five, led by Tom Salvage, who is well-known in political circles, assailed him. Crutchfield
fired once, and wounded Salvage in the breast.
Some states that Crutchfield
Six shots were fired, and four or five of them by Salvage and his friends.
One of these balls took effect in Salvage's arm and one in his groin and scrotum.
The latter will probably prove fatal.
In the fracas Crutchfield
received a blow from a pistol cork which put out his left eye, hut he was not otherwise seriously injured.
The election is a one sided affair.
The Southerners have not generally voted.