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ection they have proclaimed as a part of their mission to the border. But the enterprize failed, and the philanthropic protectors "vamoosed the ranche." During the fight, the leaden messengers of death flew into town in a perfect hailstorm style. Many houses and trees bear marked ev- idence of the fierceness of the skirmish.--The "scene" presented among the inhabitants beggars all description. Before the commencement of hostilities a courier was speedily dispatched to Colonel McDonald's encampment, at Duffield's Depot, five miles from this place, for reinforcements, and about twilight Lieut. Col. Ashby, at the head of some two hundred mounted men, appeared in town; not, however, until after the "varmints" were chased back to Maryland. Our men immediately proceeded to the river's fordings and stayed all night. It is to be hoped that they will now remain near the scene of danger and afford us that sense of security and protection we are justly entitled to. Skirmi
mined further this morning. Thomas G. Ellington, who professed great penitence, and said he had been in the army of the Northwest, was discharged upon his promising future good conduct. George W. Johnson was committed to jail for being drunk and disorderly in the streets. Wm. Forrester was fined $15, and required to give surety for his future good behavior, for selling ardent spirits to be drunk at his house where sold, without first having obtained a license to do so. Wm. McDonald, who appeared to have assisted the officers rather than obstructed them in the suppression of the riot of Friday, on 17th street, was discharged. Thompson and Sears were committed for being drunk and disorderly. Napoleon B. Devinney and a Mr. Crew, were brought up because it is not safe to allow them to go at large, they being not of sound mind. His Honor will dispose of them humanely. Zachariah Burnett, charged with assaulting and beating some unknown person, was discharg