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Drunken soldiers.

--During the forenoon, Baltimore street was several times the scene of excitement growing out of the reprehensible language and behavior of drunken Federal soldiers, who, in squads of three or four, were roaming about, if not for the purpose of provoking a collision, certainly in a manner well calculated to lead to one. About half-past 2 o'clock a disturbance took place between several of these representatives of Federal authority and the crowd usually congregated at the corner of Baltimore and South streets, which, for a few minutes, bid fair to lead to serious results. Pistols were drawn and brandished by the soldiers, and but for the prompt interference of the police, and the efforts of one of the soldiers more sober than the rest, a bloody collision might have occurred.--Balto, South, 25th

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