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Shooting in the street.

--Between 12 and 1 o'clock, yesterday, an attempt was made to murder a negro hack driver named Henry Cooper, belonging to John A. Belvin, by a soldier named William Langdon, of Latrobe's Artillery, now encamped near this city. It is stated that Langdon stopped the hack at the corner of Main and Fourteenth streets, and ordered the driver to take him to the Fair grounds, which he refused to do unless he received the fare in advance. Langdon, who is said to have been intoxicated, then drew a pistol and fired upon the negro, who is indebted to the thickness of his garments and the toughness of his buttons for an escape from instant death. Two slugs were found in his clothing, and the skin was grazed in the region of his heart, but he was otherwise uninjured. Shortly after the occurrence, Langdon was taken into custody by officer Blankinship, and the affair will probably be investigated at the Mayor's Court this morning.

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