"Copperhead" life in Ohio.
--The Cleveland Leader
tells a story of a horrible affair which occurred last week in Stow township, Ohio
A wealthy "Copperhead" farmer, named William Graham
, had promised to give one hundred dollars to the draft fund, in order to fill the quota of the town, but afterwards refused to pay. The young men of the district determined to hold him to his promise, and it was resolved that a company of twenty of them should call on him. They accordingly mounted, and were riding over to his farm, when, at some distance from it, they were suddenly ordered to halt by Graham
, who heard of their intentions, and had armed himself with two revolvers and a double-barrelled gun, and planted himself in a covert near Stow Corners.
The cavalcade halted, when Graham
fired and brought down one of the men with a shot in the left side.
He immediately shot another through the head, killing him instantly.
The young men, as they were defenceless, scattered and dashed away.
approached the man first shot, who was still living, and dispatched him with a shot in the forehead.
A surgeon was summoned by the young men, but Graham
stood over the corpses and would not allow him to come near, threatening to kill him if he made the attempt.
He declared he would give himself up to the trustees of the town if they would come with a flag of truce and pledge him protection.
Presently the sheriff of the county, with a posse,
arrived from Akron
, but on their approach, Graham
ran, and was captured only after receiving a shot in the right arm, which completely disabled him. He was then arrested and taken to Akron