--Great excitement prevailed in Knoxville, Tenn.
, on the 8th inst.
in anticipation of a row between the soldiers and the Union
men. A dispatch says:
The anti-Union party gave the civil authorities thirty minutes time to confine Douglas
, or they would lynch him, as he had threatened to take the life of Captain Morgan
In the meantime a shot was fired from the Lamar House
window, mortally wounding Douglas
, who was standing in his own window armed, and about to fire on Morgan
, who was standing in a very large crowd.
Ball, who was shot on yesterday, is dying.