--About noon yesterday two Spaniards got into a fight, in Joseph Ortes
's oyster saloon, at the corner of Delord
and laroudelet streets, when one of them, named Jose Maria Morales
, got the other down of the floor, and both drew their knives.
, stabbed his opponent ten or twelve times as he had him so that he could not retaliate, but only succeeded in making flesh wounds.
Supposing him to be murdering the man, and knowing Morales
to be a bold, badman, Ortes ran up, and with a stick gave him such a blow on the head as rolled him over.
The underman was now free, and instantly plunged his knife into the right shoulder Morales
It severed the sub-clavian artory and he bled to death in a few minutes.
The weapon with which this was done was an old sword, cut down to a dirk of about eighteen inches length, and this very length was what prevented its use when the the possessor was lying underneath his an tagonist.
The weapon of Morales
was an ordinary pill cutter, sharped to a point.
It is bent and stained with blood.
Morale was a thief by profession and a noted desperade.
Two years ago he was sent to the penitentiary, and served out a term of eighteen months. Since he came back, he is believed by the police to have committed a highway robbery and several other depredations.
His body was brought to the first district police office, where Dr. Berthelot
made the post monican
examination.-- New Orleans Bee. 16th.