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Probable Homicide.

--A shooting affair occurred yesterday in that part of the city known as the ‘ "Valley,"’which will probably result in the death of William Clarke, the proprietor of a grocery on 17th street. Two men named James Stater and Francis Sperden had some misunderstanding, the nature of which we have been unable to learn, when Slater drew a pistol, and Sperden endeavored to catch hold of it. One barrel immediately exploded, taking off a finger from Sperden's hand, and a second shot penetrated Clarke's abdomen, inflicting a very dangerous wound. Slater was afterwards arrested and carried to the station-house, and Sperden was also detained as a witness, there having been no one else present except Clarke. The affair occurred in a bar-room on 17th, near Venable street. We understand that Slater is a Baltimorean.

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