(Jefferson county, Miss.
of October 29, says:
While the children of Mrs. Mary Beard
, whose husband is now in the army of the Potomac, were at play in the porch of her residence near Fayette
, on last Sunday evening, the 20th instant, her little daughter Alice, about two years old, was accidentally shot by her brother, Francis Beard
, about 12 years old. Francis was carelessly handling a small pistol loaded with one buck- shot, which was discharged in his hand, the ball striking the head and penetrating the brain of the child.
The little sufferer lingered about eight hours and died.