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--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 passing along. Wright in a state of intoxication, having his money in his hands, and Pryor inviting him to take another drink. The Doctor advised Pryor 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. Pryor, 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. John Carter, one of the men charged with participating in the murder, was arrested yesterday afternoon and committed to the lower station-house.

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