--On Saturday last, while the Fredericksburg
train was preparing to leave depot for this city, a resident of that place, named James Scott
, stepped up, and drawing a revolver, discharged one barrel of it at the of Captain Bivens
, one of the conductors employed on the road, inflicting a severe wound in one of his hands and cutting a piece out of a note-book in which he was in the act of entering a memorandum at the time.
immediately, surrendered himself up to the civil authorities, but was subsequently released upon giving bail in the sum of the thousand dollars for his appearance to undergo an examination.
The difficulty is said to have originated in consequence of some indignity offered by Divans to Scott