Resisting the officers.
--Some little excitement was created yesterday morning, near the Second Market
, by a difficulty between officers Perrin
on one side and two Confederate officers on the other.
A row having occurred at a bar-room near the Theatre, Mr. Perrin
took the creator of it, a soldier, to the station-house.
On his way thither a Confederate Captain
, claiming to be a friend to the man in custody, requested Perrin
to let him off, as his furlough had just expired and it was his intention to leave the city on the four o'clock train.
In reply to this request it was stated that if at that hour the prisoner was sufficiently sober to do so, he would be turned loose.
Not being satisfied with this the Captain
went off, but soon returned with another C. S. officer, and demanded of the policeman the release of the prisoner, informing him at the same time that if he was not liberated very soon they would batter the station-house down and have him out anyhow.
To this language Perrin
remonstrated, whereupon the Captain
struck him a blow in the face, and then commenced a lively "setto," during which both of the combatants fell into a deep culvert which was being dug near by. After rolling and tumbling about in the mud for some time, however, P. got the better of his antagonist, and dragging him out of the culvert, succeeding in carrying him up stairs and locking him up also.
The natural inquiry will be, what became of policeman Griffin
and the companion of the Captain
during this engagement?
Well, no sooner had the two first-named hitched, than the other party pitched into Griffin
, and on P.'s disposing of his man, and seeing the dilemma in which G. was, he gallantly went to his assistance, the two together soon winding up the ball for the day, by depositing the Captain
's friend also in the cage.