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The Daily Dispatch: October 2, 1861., [Electronic resource] 8 0 Browse Search
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Strange Proceeding. --On Tuesday night, at half-past 8 o'clock, as the chief of police, Ben Garrett, was within a short distance of his dwelling, on Beal street, beyond the second bayou, he was met by a man who presented a drawn bayonet and ordered him to stand. Garrett asked what he meant? The man replied, "Stano, d — n you, or I will kill you." Mr. Garrett contrived to pick up a brick in each hand, with which to defend himself, being unarmed. The man pressed toward him with the bayoMr. Garrett contrived to pick up a brick in each hand, with which to defend himself, being unarmed. The man pressed toward him with the bayonet, when a bullet from a pistol fired by some passer-by who saw the imminent danger in which he stood, struck the man in the arm. Garrett then ascertained where his assailant lived, and obtained a carriage and took him home, and got a doctor for hiGarrett then ascertained where his assailant lived, and obtained a carriage and took him home, and got a doctor for him. The man was a stranger to him, and he knows of no motive for the attack, but presumes he was mistaken, in the dark, for some other person.--Memphis Appeal.