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By J. A. SELBY* COLUMBIA, S. C., THURSDAY, MAY ll, 1865. VOL. ?>
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Ingersoll in a Scraps.
' PHILADELPHIA, Thursday, April 27.
About 9 o'clock this morning, Edward IQ*
gersoll, who delivered a strong secession
speech a few days since in New York, waa
waited upon by a committee of citizens on
alighting from the railroad train at Nintb
-and Green streets, and was required to
.apologize for the speech. This Ingersoll
refused .to do, and drew ? revolver from his
pocket, but was unable to ?re il before .be
was ktiooked down and very badly cut and
beaten by the crowd. He was then ar?
rested and held to bail in the sum of $2,000
on the charge of assault and battery and
carrying eonoealed deadly weapons.
A committee of citizens have since
waited upon the mayor to have the bail
.increased to tl0,000.
Ingersoll is regarded as one of the chiefs
of the disloyal party in this city.
The Balletin furnishes the following
particulars of the Ingersoll difficulty,
which has produced a considerable excite?
ment in the city.
When the tra?u reached Ninth and
' Green streets, a party of men got around
-? '.he ?r??* door of the car, for the purpose
" of giving Ingersoll a parting salute of
groans. The obnoxious individual, how?
ever, parsed ont of the back door, and got
upon Wallace street. The^crowd followed
After him. At Eighth street, Ingersoll
turned about and faced the party.
Captain J. H. Withington, Jr., of the
Coe Hundred and Eighty-eighth Regiment
of Pennsylvania Volunteers, then stepped
forward and said: 'Ingersoll, I'm a soldier.
I have risked my life for roy country. I
think yon owe an apology to the country
for your speech, and part'cularly to the
Ingersoll merely replied, *Go to h-1.'
fi The Captain then raised bis cane to
strike Ingersoll, but the blow was warded
off by Ingersoll with bis cane. The two
then crossed canes for a few seconds. In
Srsoll received a ?ut on the left side of his
?e, and broke his cane apon the arm, of
Captain Withington. Ingersoll then drew
back about ten paces, took from bb pocket
a revolver and cocked it. Some of Ihe
crowd scattered at thia warlike movement
of Ingersoll, when Le" was Beized by a po
j lice officer. It was as much aa the officer
could do to keep the people from laying
i violent, bands upo* his, prisoner. The pri?
soner waa. finally landed' at the poliee
station, followed by an ^excited crowd,
which augmented at every square.
- Alderman Massey was aem for, and In?
gersoll was given a hearing at the station
Officer Jones testified that he arrested
the man with a revolver in his hand, and
it was cooked.
Here Ingersoll remarked, defiantly and
offensively, 'Yes, and you all ran like a
pack of sheep when I drew it.'
'Yon are a liar/ said one, and the crowd
made another rash- for Ingersoll, and the
police, with great difficulty, succeeded in.
keeping them back. ra ?
Captain Withington remarked, 'I've
been on the battle-field where bullets flew
thick and last, and I've seen too many of
them to be scared bf the revolver.'
Alderman Massey held Ingersoll in
$2,000 to answer the charge of assault and
battery, with intent to kill, and carrying
concealed deadly weapons, and in default
he was locked up .in a cell, and up to the
present writing'still remains io limbo.
Ingersoll appealed to several persons to
go in search of bail for him, but all refused.
PHiLA.D3H.FHta--3 P- M.-Tho arrest of
Ingersoll .bas caused considerable excite?
ment, A large crowd has collected around
Spring Garden, where he is confined, and
threats are freely made to lynch him, ?e.'
Ingersoll's friends are endeavoring to
take out a writ of habeas corpus, but so
far have Dot succeeded in finding the Al?
derman by whom be was committed.
Recent Operations of Stoneman'a Com?
KNOXVILLE, Thursday, April 27.;-Since
the last intelligence from Gen. Stoneman'a
command, the following is a summary of
what it has accomplished:
One portion of the command under Col.
Palmer moved down the Catawba River,
dispersing parties going South-west from
Johnston's army, and capturing upward of
2,000 prisoners and two pieces of artillery,
and among tho things destroyed was the
immense railroad bridge across the Catawba
River, 1,125 feet long and sixty feet high.
Then learning that a general armistice had
been entered into between Sherman and
Johnston, Col. Palmer ceased operations.
The other poet ton of the command, !"
ander Gen. Gillern, attacked and routed
the rebel force under Maj. Gen. McGowan
at Morg^hton, taking one piece of artillery.
Gen. Gillern afterward forced the passes -
through the Blue Ridge held by the rebel
forces under Gen. Martin, taking six pieces
of artillery, and would have, captured or
dispersed.the whole force had he not been
met by Martin with a flag bf truce bearing -,
a letter from Gen. Sherman,countersigned -
by Gen. Johnston and "directed to Gan.
Stoneman, ordering a general suspension
of hostilities, and the withdrawal of our ?.?
forcea under Gen. Stoneman. "
BOOTH, THE ASSASSIN.--From Mr. J.
F. Duncan, a worthy citiawn of Pittsburg,
who bas just returned from Meadville,.
Pennsylvania, we learn the following inter*
eating facts relative to the premeditation of
the murder of the President by Booth,
which add to the ?vidence already accu?
mulated to show that the terrible crime was
concocted long since, though instead of the ?
pistol, poison was to be used to effect his
On the 4th of June, 1864, Booth regis?
tered his name, took a room and remained
a short time at the McHenry House,'Mead?
vale. While them he wrote with his "
diamond ring, upon the glass ia the wind?w
of his roora, this sentence:
'Abe Lincoln departed this life,
Aug'st 13th, 186*,
,By poison." * - -
Since then, Booth has been in the habit
offrequettly sending pee pie to the McHenry
House, and they have generally occupied
the room he had. The names of all these
persons are now being transcribed from the
hotel register, and will be placed in the .
hands of the proper authorities, in order
that they may be traced up and one more
clue, at least, be gained toward the dis?
covery of the foul plot of assassination to
which our beloved President has fallen a
victim. The plate of glass on which the
sentence quoted was wr itten, has been care?
fully removed from the window and framed
for preservation. The writing on it ex?
actly corresponds with the signature of -
Booth on the register. It is undoubtedly
This information is in the hands of Mr.
Snowden, agent bere for the Associated
Press, who will at once transmit it over the
It is lesa painful to learn ie youth than
to be ignorant in old age.