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y preceding the attempt to set the city on fire. 3. That he was here for a purpose which he refused to disclose, and that he returned hastily, by night, to Canada. 4. That he stated, in the presence of several persons, that he set fire to Barnum's Museumand to one of the "downtown" hotels; and 5. That he was arrested at Detroit in disguise, armed with a revolver, traveling under a false name, and with a passport representing himself to be a loyal citizen. On proof of these facts, he was convicted of acting as a spy and carrying on irregular and illegal warfare. The person who testified to his confession of having set on fire Barnum's Museum and one of the hotels in the lower part of the city was not under duress or an accomplice, was a reluctant witness, and could have had no motive to make a false statement. He is corroborated by other testimony. A Yankee sensation — the "rebellion" dead again. The New York papers have a new sensation, and this time have pr