Bannister's Wharf was the scene yesterday of an occurence more appropriate to election than a Fast day. It appears that a lad about a dozen years of age somehow excited the ire of C.C. Heath, a dealer in fish on Bannisterís Wharf, and he executed vengeance on him in a sound trouncing. This was resented by the employer of the lad, William Slaven, who pitched into Heath, and after putting both his eyes "in mourning," went up and entered a complaint against him for assaulting the boy, on which complaint Heath was arrested, and afterwards brought a complaint against Slaven for assault upon himself. Both parties are out on ball, and the case, we presume, will be adjusted in the Court of Justices today.
Providence (Rhode Island) Evening Press, June 2, 1865.