Resenting an Insult.
--A young man named Thomas Henry
, a wounded soldier, appointed before the Mayor
last Saturday, to answer the charge of beating John Diggs
, in Main street, on the night before.
Three gentlemen who witnessed the occurrence, and who were strangers to Henry, testified that the accused was passing along the street, when Diggs
met and rudely ran against him. Henry
turned to look at him, seeing which Diggs
called Henry a d — d thief, said he (D.) was from Baltimore
, and knocking his fists together, declared his readiness to put through any man that wished to test his strength and science.
made some reply and walked on seeing which Diggs
renewed his abuse, and started in pursuit.
Finding that he was about to be attacked, Henry
picked up a brick and threw it at Diggs
as he advanced, but missed him. Diggs
continued to advance till he got within arm's length of Henry
, when Henry gave him a blow that levelled him with the ground, and was proceeding to teach him better manners, when the watchmen came up. Henry
was discharged, and a warrant issued for the arrest of Diggs