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The Daily Dispatch: February 6, 1864., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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t Mr. Doyle, a white man, employed at the tin department of the C. S. Laboratory, on the charge of firing a pistol at James McManus, a journeyman employed therein. Mr. McManus testified that from the first organization of the Laboratory DepartmMr. McManus testified that from the first organization of the Laboratory Department. It has been the custom of the workmen to take their dinners with them, which they eat in the shops if they feel like doing so. On Thursday, while the hands were, as usual, eating their dinner during the hour assigned for that purpose, Doyle, wnapping of a cap, he rushed up, when, just as he had reached the top step, about eighteen inches from Doyle, he fired at McManus. D. was about drawing another pistol, upon seeing which the witness picked up a billet of wood and threatened to fail hif the prosecution, also testified as to the abrupt order given the men to leave the shop, and the subsequent shooting at McManus. Doyle had for some time shown a great dislike towards the workmen. He supposed it was in consequence of a court-marti
The Laboratory shooting case. --The examination of M. Doyle, foreman of the tin department of the C. S. Laboratory, on the charge of shooting at James McManus, one of the journeymen employed therein, on Thursday last, was again resumed before the Mayor on Saturday morning last. It will be recollected that while the workmen employed at the Laboratory were eating their dinners in the shops connected with the Laboratory, Doyle walked in the tin shop and in a very abrupt manner ordered the men to leave. McManus failing to obey the order as promptly as he might have done some angry words ensued between himself and D., when he (D.) immediately went into his office and obtained a pistol, with which he fired upon McM. Additional witnesses were examined on Saturday, whose evidence substantiated the facts brought forth during Friday's investigation, whereupon the Mayor, in consideration of his indisposition to interfere harshly with the Confederate officers, declined inflicting any oth