The row at the Dime house.
--From the evidence given at the Mayor's Court
yesterday, it appears that the affray at the Dime House
on Saturday night last originated in a difficulty about a fifty dollar note.
A customer offered it in pay for drinks, but the bar keeper, unable to make the change, handed it back, and it was picked up by some person unknown.
Seeing there were symptoms of a row, a bystander sent for the night watch
, and before their arrival a man named John O' Donnell
was shot and badly wounded in his leg. Wm. Smith
, alias Fleming
, was arrested, and the Mayor
held him to bail for his appearance on Wednesday, to answer a charge of participating in the riot.
The testimony also proved that O' Donnell
acknowledged that he shot himself while taking his pistol from his belt.
The wound is considered dangerous by the attending surgeons--Doctors Davies
--the bone being broken very near the hip joint.