Another Alex Newton Shooting

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Another Alex Newton Shooting - CITY. Shooting AfZiay on Common Street OKE MAN...
CITY. Shooting AfZiay on Common Street OKE MAN WOTTNDEDt a singular rencounter. rencounter. About 6 o'clock yesterday evening a difficulty occurred on the corner of Common Common and St Charles streets, between Alexander Newton and G. W. Rook-well, Rook-well, Rook-well, in which the latter was shot and severely wounded in the neck. So far as the reporter has been able to ascertain the particulars, the affray was wholly unexpected by either ot them. They were apparently on the best of terms a few moments before and had gone into the cigar stand of Mr. Wood to get some cigars. Here a dispute arose about who should pay for them. Nevertheless nothinc waaythouaht of- of- it i until Rockwell remarked iu a jocular tone. "I suppose - you are a fighting mant" - Newtoui thinking he was in earnest, said "Ye!" "Then go and fix yourself,' yourself,' replied RockwelL At this point Newton drew his pistol and fired several, shots in rapid succession, one of whioh took efiect in Rockwell's neck, and another, another, it is said, wounded a lady on the street, but this does not appear to be' correct It seems that Rockwell was not armed at all, and .did ' not content-, content-, content-, plate a difficulty, although his words might .have conveyed a difiereni meaning meaning to his antagonise. - Every one knows him as a bluff, hearty man, friendly with everybody and as harmless as a child. Newton is also s quiet' man, but quick and dangerous wken excited. Rockwell was removed to the Charity Hospital, and Newton was arrested and o nveyed to the Central Station. The difficulty would probably have terminated terminated fatally but for the prompt interference interference of Special Officer Pierson, who caught hold of Newton and stopped him from firing.

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 14 Jan 1871, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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