Fatal duel between rival candidates for Congress.
Memphis, Oct. 15.
--A duel was fought today in Arkansas
, opposite to Memphis
, between Messrs. Lankin
, both of Mississippi
, and rival candidates for Congress.
The fought with rifles, at fifty paces, and three shots were interchanged.
At the third fire Mr. Lankin
was shot, mortally, in the head.
was uninjured.--The difficulty occurred during their canvass, and great efforts were made, but without success, to prevent the hostile meeting.