A Cool Highwayman.
--A gentleman, (says the Memphis Argus
, of Tuesday,) who arrived on the Charleston
train yesterday, informs us that a most dastardly outrage was perpetrated on Saturday last, near Lafayette station, upon a soldier named Hardin
, by a civilian vagabond whose name our informant did not learn.
was some distance from Col. Looney
's camp which is situated about two miles from the station, when he was approached by a man, who asked him if he could change a three-dollar bill.
He answered in the affirmative, and pulling out his wallet was counting a roll of bills, when the stranger drawing a bowie-knife, struck him a severe blow on the hand, completely severing three of his fingers, and snatching the money made his way into the woods.