Borgia at the South
.--The rebels are repeating their attempts at poisoning.
the Louisville Democrat
makes the following statement: “While a young man named Bennett
, member of Captain Dill
's Company of the Twenty-fourth Indiana regiment, was walking backward and forward as sentinel, outside of Lafayette Park
, St. Louis
, near the entrance, he was approached by a young man, who, with a friendly face, asked the sentinel if he did not feel weary, to which the soldier replied, ‘ Yes, I do feel a little tired,’ when the kind-faced stranger, after a word or two of further conversation, asked him if he would not accept a piece of his pie. The sentinel thanked him with heartfelt gratitude, and ate the pie. Shortly afterward he was seized with convulsions, and was carried by his comrades to the hospital tent.
The physician of the regiment found that he was poisoned with strychnine.”
One of these rebel Borgias, however, met a sudden fate, a few days since, in the Federal
camp at Buckey's Town, Maryland
A correspondent tells the story:
Yesterday the owner of the farm on which the army is encamped was seized and shot without trial.
He raged fearfully when they quartered on his land, and utterly refused to sell his hay at any price, and finally carried his spite so far as to attempt to poison a spring from which the soldiers obtained a large supply.
He was arrested in the act, with the damning evidences of his guilt upon him, and was shot without benefit of clergy.