--Last Thursday afternoon a foul murder was committed in Rocketts
, the particulars of which have not as yet been made entirely clear.
The man killed was named Wright
, and belonged to the 8th La. regiment, and the parties arrested on suspicion of the murder are Edward Skahan
and Patrick McAcare
Dr. L. J. Blankinship
, who witnessed the affray, save that in passing through Rocketts
, and when near the creek, he saw the deceased and Sydney Pryor
in a state of intoxication, having his money in his hands, and Pryor
inviting him to take another drink.
to let the man go along, when P. gave (the Doctor
) one or two blows on the head with a slung shot.
When the affray began Dr. B. thinks he saw Pryor
using his knife, and others beating the deceased.
A wounded soldier, who saw the row; attempted to receive Wright
, but was set upon and beaten.
Fortunately Capt. Haywood
, with his mounted corps, heard the row, and hastening to the shot, ordered the arrest of the parties.
As he did so Patrick McAnara
attacked the Captain
with a club, for which be received a sales cut across the fact, and was then arrested.
, the man charged with the murder, made his escape during the confusion; but, as the police have the matter in hand, he will no doubt be captured.
To enable the witnesses to appear, the Mayor
adjourned the examination until the and remanded Skahan and McAnara to jail.
, one of the men charged with participating in the murder, was arrested yesterday afternoon and committed to the lower station-house.