, charged with shooting and wounding William V. Mott
, on the 5th of October, was arraigned before the Mayor
yesterday, and the examination proceeded.
William V. Mott
testified that on the evening of that day, about 7 o'clock, after closing his stall in the First Market
, he went over to the establishment kept by Brown
& Co. for the purpose of buying some oysters.
He afterwards went into the adjoining house, where he saw Wm. Peasley
and Wm. Jones
, who were talking about Wade
The conversation related to the winning of some money from Wade
, who was said to be angry about it, but the witness did not pay particular attention to the remarks.
On going back to the market, he saw Wade
, armed with a rifle, looking towards Peasley's house.
He remarked to a companion that he thought he was going to shoot somebody; again went ever to the house, and, on returning, saw Wade
raise the rifle, and witness called out ‘"look out, Jones
then fired, and shot him (Mott
) in the left arm. There had never been any difficulty between Wade
and himself, and he had never heard his peaceable disposition questioned.
Other witnesses testified to substantially the same facts, the inference being that Mott
was mistaken for another person, or that he received the shot aimed at another.
, of the night watch
, deposed that he saw Wade
, previous to the shooting, standing near the north end of the vegetable market, armed with a gun, and asked what he was doing there.
replied that he was just waiting for the boys to come out, and witness thought nothing of the affair, until some one shouted ‘"Captain
, that man is going to shoot,"’ and he replied, ‘"seize him, then"’ The gun then went off, and Jones
rushed up and caught hold of Wade
, the attending surgeon, gave a description of the wounds, which were indicted with shot; so numerously and deeply seated that he made no effort to extract them.
There was no danger of a fatal result unless the patient was imprudent.
testified that on Saturday evening, October 5th, Wade
came to his house and borrowed the gun which has been produced in court.
He had often borrowed it of him, and he thought nothing strange of the circumstance.
was very drunk that evening.
He was his neighbor, and witness had regarded him as a peaceable, quiet man.
denied that they ever had any previous difficulty with the prisoner.
said that if Wade
intended to shoot one man and hit another, it constituted a felony; and he thought the evidence proved that his purpose was to shoot Wm. Jones
The prisoner was thereupon remanded, to be further examined before the Hustings Court in November next.