Yesterday evening a boy about seventeen years of age, named Patrick Slavin, came to the constabulary station, Scotch Street, and stated he had been stabbed on Saturday night at the gate of the military barracks, on Barrack Hill, by a young man named William Rowan, with a knife, on the left side under the arm. Acting-Constable Boylan brought the injured boy to the infirmary, and Dr. Palrner pronounced him in danger. He afterwards put Rowan under arrest. An investigation took place at the infirmary, before Major Trail, R.M. The prisoner was remanded without bail.
The Morning News (Belfast, Antrim, Ireland), September 26, 1882.